White/Whighte

A name given from the color of the hair or complexion. It may be also local, derived from the Isle of Wight, on the coast of Hampshire, England, so-called from the Welsh gwydd wood from its primitive forest.

John White

b.abt.1350, Yatley, England; s/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Robert White

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Robert White

b.1371 Yatley, Hampshire, England; s/o John White
m.1421 Alice Leyhorne [re:Winchester Public Record Office]

CHILDREN included:

  1. John White

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John White

b.abt.1422 Swanborne, Hampshire, England; s/o Robert and Alice (Lynforne) White
m.Eleanor Hungerford
b.abt.1426 Swanborne, Hapshire, England; d/o Lord Robert and Eleanor (de Moleyns) Hungerford
NOTE: After the death of John White, Eleanor remarried at least twice; abt. 1470 to Sir William Tyrrell, Knt., the younger, of Heron in East Thorndon, Esses, and before 1475, to Sir Henry Fitz Lewis, of Bromfords in Newendon, Essex, and London.

CHILDREN included:

  1. Robert White

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Robert White

b.abt.1446 Swanborne, Hampshire, England; s/o John and Eleanor (Hungerford) White
m.1467 Margaret Gaynsford
b.abt.1445; d/o Nicholas and Margaret (Sidney) Gaynsford

CHILDREN included:

  1. Robert White

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Robert White

b.abt.1475 Swanborne, Hampshire, England; s/o Robert and Margaret (Gaynsford) White
m.Elizabeth Inglefield

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas White

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Thomas White

b.abt.1495 in Marriot, Somerset, England; s/o Robert and Elizabeth (Inglefield) White
d.bef.1549 Somerset, England
m.Agnes ________
b.abt.1514; d/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Richard White

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Richard White

b.abt.1519 Minot, Somerset, England; s/o Thomas and Agnes (_______) White
d.May 1578 Hill Farence, Somerset, England
m.bef.1542 Helen Kirton
b.abt.1520; d/o Stephen and Margaret (Offley) Kirton

CHILDREN included:

  1. Robert White b.abt.1542

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Robert White

b.abt.1542 South Petherton, Somerset, England; s/o Richard and Helen (Kirton) White
d.Sept. 7, 1600 Messing, Essex, England
m.Alice Wright
b.abt.1535 South Petherton, Somerset, England, d/o parents ukn
d.Aug. 22, 1596 South Petherton, Somerset, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Robert White b.abt.1558

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Robert White [Whighte]

b.June 24, 1561 Essex, England; s/o Robert and Alice (Wright) White
chris.May 17, 1560 Shalford, Essex, England
d.June 17, 1617 Messing, Essex, England
m.June 24, 1585 Shalford, Essex, England, Bridget Allgar
b.March 11, 1562 Shalford, Essex, England d/o William and Margaret (Parye)Allgar
d.aft.1623

CHILDREN (all born Shalford, Essex, England) included:

  1. Sarah White b.March 1585 d.1623 m.James Boutwell
  2. Nathaniel White b.Apr. 1587 d.July 31, 1623 Shalford, Essex, England m.Mary Leavitt
  3. Mary White b.Aug. 4, 1590 d.Nov. 23, 1652 Windsor, CT m.June 30, 1614 Joseph Loomis
  4. Elizabeth White b.chrs.March 5, 1591 d.May 17, 1676 Farmington, CT m.William Goodwin
  5. Bridgett White b.Aug. 18, 1594 m.Sept. 28, 1618 John Christman
  6. John White b.abt.1596 d.Jan. 23, 1684 Hartford, CT
  7. Anna (Rosanna) White b.1600 d.May 11, 1647 Windsor, CT m.______ Porter

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John White

b.abt.1596 Shalford, Essex, England; s/o Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White
d.Jan. 23, 1684 Hartford, CT
m.(1)Dec. 26, 1622 Messing, Essex, England; Mary Levett
m.(2)May 28, 1627 Drayton, England; Joane West
b.Apr. 16, 1606 Drayton, Somerset, England; d/o Richard West and Maudlin (Magdaline)Cooke
d.May 18, 1654 Lancaster, MA
m.(3)1679 Mary Phillips

CHILDREN included:

  1. Sarah White b.1630 Nequasset, ME d.1727 m.abt.1652 Middlesex, MA James Layne

NOTE: Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire page 231: WHITE, WHYTE, WHITTE, WHIT, John, yeoman, with James Phipps, (father of Gov. William Phipps) bought of Edward Bateman of Kennebec "a certain large tract of land near the river of Kennebec at a place called Negwusset, lying between that and the river called Munsweague which was the easterly bound; there they lived many years, built houses and otherwise improved it, and died seized of the whole except a certain neck of land called Jeremiah Squam's Neck which they sold in 1679 to Sr.William Phipps."

His wife died and he m.before Oct. 4, 1679, Mary, widow of his partner James Phipps.

Sir William Phipps' legatee Mary claimed the tract "Cherysequamy Neck"__"as by deed from John White and Mary his wife formerly the wife of James Phipps of Kennebec deceased; dated Oct. 4, 1679 [McHa nd G Reg. VIII 202]

He died before 1722 when his son Peter, then of Milton, Mass. sold one half of his portion, which was two fifths of the Moiety or half of the tract, to Paul Dudley. He testified to the foregoing facts and that his father had eight children of whom four had died without issue. His portion was that of the eldest son. [York Deeds XI, 15.] Perhaps Paul White, taxed at Milton, Mass. 1681-3, was another of those children. Peter gave his age as 67 in 1727, which places his birth about 1660; as William Phipps is known to have been born in 1650 we may locate the partners on the tract before that date.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, by Holmes: JOHN, b.Eng., 1600, came from Shalford, county of Essex, and settled Cambridge, Mass., 1632, removed Hartford, Conn., 1636, removed Hadley, Mass., 1659, returned Hartford, Conn., where he died 1683.

From email from Richard Goode quoting "Lyman Genealogy book": Richard Lyman was my progenitor, and he traveled with Joseph Loomis and Mary White-Loomis over land together with John White from Boston, to the new land purchased in Hartford, CT.

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