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John White

Male Abt 1597 - 1684  (~ 87 years)


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  • Name John White 
    Born Abt 1597  Messing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Between 17 Dec 1683 and 23 Jan 1684  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 23 Jan 1684  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I19595  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2020 

    Father Robert White,   b. of Messing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 Jun 1617, Messing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Bridget Allgar,   b. 11 Mar 1562, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1617  (Age > 55 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1585  Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F1619  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Levit,   d. Bef 1684 
    Married 26 Dec 1622  Messing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Daniel White,   d. 27 Jul 1713, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Capt. Nathaniel White,   b. Abt 1630,   d. 26 Aug 1711, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F11875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S2451] History of Hadley: Including the Early History of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts by Sylvester Judd, Lucius Manlius Boltwood, and George Sheldon. Hadley, Massachusetts: H. R. Hunting, 1905.

    3. [S932] "A Descendant," "The Children of Robert White of Messing, Co. Essex, England, Who Settled in Hartford and Windsor." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 55:22, January 1901.

    4. [S655] Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut by Frank Farnsworth Starr. Hartford, Connecticut, 1915.