FNQ: 17th century
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The Bourne Archive
Fenland Notes and Queries. This will have been originally in
the quarterly Part 6, July 1890. Edited by W.H. Bernard
Saunders, F.R. Hist. Soc.
Articles 1 to 237 (April 1889 to October 1891) formed
Volume 1. Published by Geo. C. Caster, Market Place, Peterborough.
This quarterly periodical took the form of a forum in
which people sent in questions about the history, ecology and so on of the Fens and the region’s
environs and others replied with some sort of answer. Some ‘answers’ seem to
have been spontaneous, so qualifying as ‘notes’.
In the web page, editorial notes in the form [note] are
those of FNQ; those in the form [note] are those of RJP.
Seventeenth Century Civil War
108 – Underwood Family, – (No. 27, Part
1.) – Catharine Cromwell, (bapt.
At St. John’s,
Huntingdon, 7 Feb.1596-7),
sister to the Protector,
mar[ried] Roger Whetston, son
(supposed) of Jonas, of Barnack, Northants., connected with the Underwoods of co. Cambs. Francis Underwood
commanded the detachment of Parliamentarians that captured by storm, 6 June,
1648, Woodcroft-house in the parish of Etton, Northants., into which a party of Royalists had
thrown themselves and out in a state of defence, under Dr. Michael Hudson,
(Chaplain to the King and Rector of Uffington,
Lincs.) who was barbarously murdered, and Mr. Styles, Rector of Croyland, who escaped (and afterwards became Warden of Wm.
Browne’s Hospital, Stamford). [1677. William Stiles, warden,
bur. April 24. – St. Michael’s, Stamford, bur. reg.
1648. Edward Rossiter, by a shott from Woodcroft house
received two wounds whereof he presently died June 5 and on the 8th
day of this present month was bur. at Etton. – Etton, Northamptonshire, p.r.]
For this service he received the thanks of the House of Commons, and two days
after, being a Lieut. Col., was appointed Gov. of Whittlesey
and Croyland. On his death, his widow
re-mar. Col. John Jones, an Officer in the service of Parliament and one
of the judges at the King’s trial, for which he suffered death at the
Restoration . Robt. Whetstone, of Barnack, who died in 1626,
(supposed), father to Jonas W., mar. Catharine, sister
of Mr. Michael Pickering, (probably identical with, as the par. Reg. of
St. John’s Peterborough, informs us “Mychaell
Pickering, gentleman, slayne by Ihon
Norton, gentleman, in a challenge near Burroughe
Berry,” and was bur. 23 Sept., 1606) and had issue Ionas
[FNQ has no punctuation between these
Anne, wife of Mr. Richard Heron, of Maxey, and Frances, wife of Mr. Allen King,
JUSTIN SIMPSON, Stamford.