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John White

Male Abt 1597 - 1684  (~ 87 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John White was born about 1597 in Messing, Essex, England (son of Robert White and Bridget Allgar); died on 23 Jan 1684 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 17 Dec 1683 and 23 Jan 1684, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

    Notes:

    Emigrated on the Lyon in 1632; first at Cambridge, then Hartford in 1636. His name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford.

    From Timothy Lester Jacobs at the Founders of Hartford site:

    John White of Messing, Essex, England was a passenger on the ship Lyon, which sailed from England about 22 June 1632 and arrived at Boston 16 September 1632. His sister Mary married in Messing, Joseph Loomis, one of the founders of Windsor, Connecticut, whose children married into the families of Hartford Founders James Olmstead, Thomas Scott, and Thomas Judd. John White settled first at Cambridge, where his home lot was on the street then called Cow-Yard Row. He was admitted a freeman of Massachusetts on 4 March 1633. He was selectman of Cambridge starting February 1635. He probably was in the main body of the company of the Rev. Thomas Hooker in June 1636, removing to Hartford.

    In the Hartford land inventory of 1639/40, his home lot of about two acres was on the west side of the road from George Steele's to the Great Swamp. He owned in addition about forty acres of meadow; about thirty-two acres of upland; ten acres of swamp; and one hundred fifty acres of upland east of the Great River.

    He was chosen as selectman of Hartford in 1642, 1646, 1651, and 1656. When controversy arose between William Goodwin and Samuel Stone, John White signed the agreement to remove to Hadley on 18 April 1659. His home lot in Hadley was on the east side of Hadley Street, containing approximately eight acres.

    In Hadley he was chosen Selectman in 1662, 1663, and 1665. He also was Deputy to the General Court of Massachusetts in 1664 and 1669. He returned to Hartford after 1670, when the Second Church of Hartford, under the ministry of the Reverend John Whiting, was established. He was ordained Ruling Elder of that church, March 1677.

    John married Mary Levit on 26 Dec 1622 in Messing, Essex, England. Mary died before 1684. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Daniel White died on 27 Jul 1713 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
    2. Capt. Nathaniel White was born about 1630; died on 26 Aug 1711 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert White was born in in of Messing, Essex, England; died before 17 Jun 1617 in Messing, Essex, England; was buried on 17 Jun 1617 in Messing, Essex, England.

    Notes:

    "According to [Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library] projections, the largest family in America today is the posterity of Robert White (b. ca. 1560) & Bridget Allgar, with a Mormon posterity of 430,000 and an American posterity of 29 million. The next five families are Edward Griswold and Margaret, Joseph Loomis and Mary White (daughter of Robert and Bridget above), Gerard Spencer and Alice Whitbread, Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Charde, and Thomas Bliss and Margaret Hulins, each with a Mormon posterity of 270,000 and an American posterity of 18 million." [Michel L. Call and Gary Boyd Roberts, "Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Library Acquired by NEHGS," 1985.]

    "ROBERT WHITE of Messing, Essex, England who married Bridget Allgar and whose descendants immigrate to Connecticut. His parentage remains unknown. Best research remains: The Ancestry of Thomas Chalmers Brainerd by Thomas C. Brainerd; edited by Donald Lines Jacobus (Montreal, 1948); Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines, 2 vols. (n.p., 1943 and 1931); Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England by Ernest Flagg (1926, reprint 1973), and 'The Children of Robert White of Messing,' NEHGR 55 (1901):22-31." [Martin Hollick, The Slovak Yankee, "Bogus Royal Lines For Gateway Ancestors From Whom I Descend."]

    Robert married Bridget Allgar on 24 Jun 1585 in Shalford, Essex, England. Bridget (daughter of William Allgar) was born on 11 Mar 1562 in Shalford, Essex, England; died after Jun 1617. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Bridget Allgar was born on 11 Mar 1562 in Shalford, Essex, England (daughter of William Allgar); died after Jun 1617.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth White died before Jan 1670.
    2. Mary White was born before 24 Aug 1590 in Shalford, Essex, England; died on 23 Aug 1652 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut; was buried in Loomis Homestead, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.
    3. 1. John White was born about 1597 in Messing, Essex, England; died on 23 Jan 1684 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.
    4. Anna White was born before 13 Jul 1600 in Shalford, Essex, England; died in Jul 1647 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  William Allgar died before 2 Aug 1575 in Shalford, Essex, England; was buried on 2 Aug 1575 in Shalford, Essex, England.
    Children:
    1. 3. Bridget Allgar was born on 11 Mar 1562 in Shalford, Essex, England; died after Jun 1617.