Edmond Andros judgment concerning John Underhill estate, 1672

Call Number: 1974.004

Extent: 0.01 Linear feet, in one folder

The collection includes one item, the 1672 judgment of British colonial New York governor Edmond Andros (1637-1714) concerning the estate of the late Captain John Underhill (circa 1597-1672) of Oyster Bay, Long Island. In his will, Underhill had left his estate to his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth died intestate. Andros’s judgment named Underhill’s eldest son, John, administrator of the estate.

John Underhill (circa 1597-1672) was a colonial military leader and magistrate. In the 1640s he moved from New England to Flushing, Long Island. After his second marriage, to Elizabeth Feake in the late 1650s, he moved to Oyster Bay, L.I., establishing an estate called Killingworth. Underhill helped the English gain control over New Amsterdam in 1664, became a surveyor of customs for Long Island, and eventually high constable and under-sheriff of North Riding, Yorkshire (L.I.).


  • Andros, Edmund, 1637-1714
  • Underhill, John, d. 1672
  • New York (Colony)


  • Long Island (N.Y.)
  • Oyster Bay (N.Y.)


  • Decedents’ estates
  • Executors and administrators — New York (State) — Queens County
  • Governors — New York (State)

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First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn records, 1790-1970s

Call Number: ARC.109

Extent: 50.5 Linear feet, In 99 manuscript boxes and 18 oversize flat boxes

The First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn records contains documents created and collected by the Church from the point of its founding in 1833 to the mid 1970s. The collection contains a broad range of documents covering the variety of the Congregation’s work and operations including its official minutes and trustee records, financial records, ministers files, sermons, photographs, calendars, celebration programs and registers, and building records that include deeds, leases, and building plans for the Church of the Saviour and other buildings owned by the First Church. The community and charity work of the Church is represented as well through ledgers, correspondence, notes and reports by the various clubs and committees and through similar documentation from the Church’s Willow Place Chapel where the Church’s settlement and welfare programs and Sunday school operated. The Church was also involved with local and international relief and aid groups, particularly during the tenure of Minister John H. Lathrop. Lathrop’s files include correspondence, minutes of committees, and other documents from his work with a variety of local and worldwide religious and humanitarian groups. Lathrop also collected a variety of reference materials, including pamphlets, flyers, and articles pertaining to peace, liberalism, theology, and family planning. Other major figures of the First Church and Brooklyn history represented by the collection include the Low family and Alfred T. White. The collection also holds scrapbooks with relevant collected clippings that were donated by parishioners and photographs of some church members and activities.

The Second and Third Unitarian Congregations are both represented within this collection as well. These two congregations split from the First Congregation at different points in the 19th century and both re-united with the First Congregation in the mid-1920s. The variety of records relative to these congregations is similar to that of the First Congregation including trustee records, building records, finances, minister files, clubs and social work, and Sunday school records. The documents related to these congregations also include the record books of their respective Women’s Branch Alliances.


  • First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Barlow, David H., 1805-1864
  • Camp, Stephen H.
  • Chadwick, John White, 1840-1904
  • Collier, H. Price
  • Eliot, Samuel A., 1862-1950
  • Farley, Frederick A., 1800-1892
  • Forbes, John P.
  • Goodnough, Alfred Everett
  • Holland, Frederick W.
  • Lafever, Minard
  • Lathrop, John Howland, 1880-1967
  • Longfellow, Samuel, 1819-1892
  • Low, Abiel Abbot, 1811-1893
  • Low, Seth, 1782-1853
  • Masaryk, Jan, 1886-1948
  • Masarykova╠ü, Charlotta G., 1850-1923
  • Putnam, A. P. , 1827-1906
  • Staples, N. A., 1830-1864
  • White, Alfred Tredway, 1846-1921
  • American Association of the Red Cross. Brooklyn Chapter
  • American Committee on Religious Rights and Minorities
  • American Unitarian Association
  • Brooklyn Urban League (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Church of the Saviour (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). Samaritan Alliance
  • Furman Street Mission (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Green-Wood Cemetery (New York, N.Y.)
  • International Association for Liberal Christianity and Religious Freedom
  • National Peace Conference (U.S.)
  • Second Unitarian Church (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Second Unitarian Society of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). Women’s Branch Alliance
  • Second Unitarian Society of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Third Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). Women’s Branch Alliance
  • Third Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Willow Place Chapel (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)


  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — Church history
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — Genealogy
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — Religious life and customs
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.) — Intellectual life
  • Czechoslovakia


  • Architecture — New York (State) — Kings County — History — 19th century
  • Charities — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Church finance — Accounting
  • Church records and registers
  • Community centers — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Gothic Revival (Architecture)
  • Peace movements — United States — History
  • Refugees — International relief
  • Religion and social problems
  • Social action — New York (State) — Kings County — History
  • Social settlements — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Sunday schools.
  • Unitarian Churches — History
  • Unitarian Churches — Romania — Transylvania
  • Unitarianism
  • Unitarianism — New York (State) — Kings County — History

Types of material:

  • Architectural drawings
  • Baptismal registers
  • Blueprints (reprographic copies)
  • Correspondence
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Marriage registers
  • Membership lists
  • Minutes
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Registers (lists)
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sermons
  • Sheet music

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