1676 - 1709 (33 years)
|2. ||Samuel WHITE was born 13 Mar 1646, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was christened 15 Mar 1646, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Resolved WHITE and Judith VASSALL); died 20 Sep 1720, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was buried , Scituate, Plymouth Co, Ma. |
- Death: Between Mar 1729 and Apr 1731
Samuel White of Rochester was before the court Sept. 1720, March 1723-1724, December 1729 and March 1729-1730 for not attending public worship (taken from "Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. 13 - William White)
Excerpt from "Certain Comeoverers": The earliest list of freemen in Rochester in 1684 gives the name of Samuel White. He was of the first board of Selectmen in 1690. On October 15, 1689, he took the oath of fidelity under Governor Hinckley. In 1709 he is named in a list of seventeen male members of the First Church of Rochester. In 1722-1723 Samuel White and Timothy Ruggles examined one Mr. Josiah Marshall and "did approve of him as a fitt person quallified as the law directs" to be a schoolmaster. He married Rebecca, who died June 25, 1711, aged sixty-five years.
Samuel White and his wife Rebecca had eight children of whom your several times great grandmother Penolope was the seventh. She was born March 12, 1687, married Peter Crapo May 31, 1704, and was a great grandmother of Jesse Crapo.
Samuel married Rebecca GREEN Abt 1686, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca (daughter of James GREEN and Rebecca JONES) was born 13 Mar 1646, Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States; was christened 15 Mar 1645, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 25 Jun 1711, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet]
|3. ||Rebecca GREEN was born 13 Mar 1646, Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States; was christened 15 Mar 1645, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of James GREEN and Rebecca JONES); died 25 Jun 1711, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. |
- John WHITE was born 24 Aug 1669, Rochester, Massachusetts; died Between 29 Jun and 09 Nov 1748, Rochester, Massachusetts; was buried , Rochester, Plymouth, Ma.
- Samuel WHITE was born 22 Jul 1671, Rochester, Massachusetts, Plymouth, County; died Aft 05 Nov 1734, Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried , , , Ma.
- Elizabeth WHITE was born 04 Mar 1673, Rochester, Massachusetts.
- 1. Malatiah WHITE was born 14 Feb 1676, Rochester, Massachusetts; died 21 Aug 1709, Rochester, , Ma.
- Mehitah WHITE was born 14 Feb 1677, Rochester, Monroe, Massachusetts.
- Judee WHITE was born 30 Apr 1678, Rochester, Massachusetts, Plymouth, County; died , , , Ma; was buried , , , Ma.
- Hezekiah WHITE was born 05 Apr 1682, Rochester, Massachusetts, Plymouth, County; died , , , Ma; was buried , , , Ma.
- Susanna (Twin) WHITE was born 05 Apr 1682, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Bef 22 Nov 1733, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was buried , , , Ma.
- Penelope WHITE was born 12 Mar 1687, Rochester, Massachusetts, Plymouth, County; died 23 Nov 1738, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Massachusetts.
- William WHITE was born 06 Jun 1690, Rochester, Massachusetts, Plymouth, County; died 1780, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts; was buried , Massachusetts.
|4. ||Resolved WHITE was born Bef 1615, England (son of William WHITE and Susanna FULLER); died Aft 19 Sep 1687, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried , Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. |
- Fact: On the list of Freeman of Marshfield
- Fact: Made a Freeman of Plymouth Colony
- Fact: Elected Freeman in Salem
- Birth: 09 Sep 1614, Of, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
- Occupation: 03 Jun 1668; Elected Surveyor of highways for Marshfield
Excerpt from "Certain Comeoverers": Resolved may have seen that "Chesterfield of his people, the whole hearted great souled savage," Samoset, when on Friday the sixteenth day of March, 1621, he presented himself on the hill at Plymouth and boldly advancing towards the astonished Pilgrims, addressed them in English and bade them welcome. Winslow has written the story of this wonderful visit of the sagamore of a far distant tribe who gave the wondering strangers full information about the unknown and unseen inhabitants who surrounded them, and offered to assist them in establishing friendly relations with them. "The wind beginning to rise a little we cast a horseman's coat about him, for he was stark naked, only a leather about his wast, with a fringe about a span long or little more; he had a bow and two arrowes, the one headed and the other unheaded; he was a tall, straight man; the haire of his head blacke, long behind, only short before, none on his face at all; he asked some beere, but we gave him strong water and bisket and butter and cheese and pudding and a peece of mallerd, all which he liked well and had been acquained with such amongst the English." He stayed two days and then went away returning in a few days with five "other tall proper men" whom he introduced as friends. He came again on the 22nd day of March bringing with him Tisquantum, subsequently more often called Squanto, who proved a most valuable friend to the Pilgrims. Tisquantum had been captured and taken to England in 1605 by George Waymouth and had lived in London, in Cornhill, and was well versed in the English tongue. Samoset and Tisquantum were the messengers who announced the approach of the great Sagamore Massasoit which Samoset had arranged. With this inestimable service Samoset disappears from the intimate history of the Plymouth Colony. This "chevalier sans peur et sans reproche" never again came into close contact with the Pilgrims, but his influence among his own people, the Pemaquids, and among the Massachusetts was later of inestimable value to the settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colonies.
In 1638 he owned lands in Scituate a half mile south of the barbor, which he afterwards sold to Lieutenant Isaac Buck. When he was twenty-six years of age he married Judith, daughter of William Vassall of Scituate (April 8, 1640). In the year of his marriage the Court at Plymouth set off to him one hundred acres of land on "Belle House Neck," adjoining Mr. Vassall's plantation. In 1646 he acquired other adjoining lands from Mr. Vassall. In 1662 he sold these properties and removed to Marshfield, where he settled near his mother at "Carewell" and not far from his brother Peregrine on the South River. It is not known when Judith, his wife, died, but on August 5, 1674, he married Abigail, widow of William Lord of Salem, and removed to Salem, where probably he died. There is no records of his death at Plymouth. In a deed of certain land to his son Josiah in 1677 he describes himself as of Salem. In Governor Josiah Winslow's will, which was written in 1675, there is a bequest to "my brother Resolved White." Governor Winslow died December 12, 1680, and there is a tradition that at his funeral Resolved White was present.
Resolved Wite and Judith Vassall had eight children. With the exception of William (who died in Marshfield, 1695,) none of these children remained in Scituate or Marshfield. Some of them went to the Barbadoes, where their grandfather Vassall's family lived. Resolved White had been one of the original twenty-six purchasers of the first precinct of Middleboro in 1662 from the Indian Chief Wampatuck, and it is probable that some of his children took up these holdings. At all events the Whites of Middlebor and of Bristol County are largely the descendants of the Mayflower's boy Resolved.
Resolved married Judith VASSALL 08 Apr 1640, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Judith (daughter of William VASSELL and Anne KINGE) was born 1619, Of, Stephney, Middlesex, England; died 03 Apr 1670, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; was buried 03 Apr 1670, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]
|5. ||Judith VASSALL was born 1619, Of, Stephney, Middlesex, England (daughter of William VASSELL and Anne KINGE); died 03 Apr 1670, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; was buried 03 Apr 1670, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts. |
- William WHITE was born Between 10 and 18 Apr 1642, Scituate, Massachusetts; was christened 1642, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 24 Jan 1695, Marshfield, Massachusetts; was buried , Marshfield, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
- John WHITE was born 11 Mar 1644, Scituate, Massachusetts; was christened 1644, Massachusetts; died Between 13 May 1684 and 1685, Marshfield, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts; was buried , Marshfield, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
- 2. Samuel WHITE was born 13 Mar 1646, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was christened 15 Mar 1646, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 20 Sep 1720, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was buried , Scituate, Plymouth Co, Ma.
- Resolved WHITE was born 12 Nov 1647, Scituate, Massachusetts; was christened 1647, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 23 Mar 1670, Marshfield, Massachusetts; was buried 27 Mar 1670, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- Anna WHITE was born 04 Jun 1649, Scituate, Massachusetts; was christened 1647, Massachusetts; died 25 May 1714, Concord, Massachusetts; was buried 1714, Main Street Burial Gorunds, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
- Elizabeth WHITE was born 04 Jun 1652, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; was christened 1652, Massachusetts; died Aft 10 Mar 1712.
- Josiah WHITE was born 29 Sep 1654, Scituate, Massachusetts; was christened 26 Apr 1657, Salem, Massachusetts; died Between 03 Mar and 05 Jun 1710, Boxford, Massachusetts; was buried , Boxford, Essex Co, Massachusetts.
- Susannah WHITE was born Aug 1656, Scituate, Massachusetts; was christened 1656, Massachusetts.
|7. ||Rebecca JONES was born 09 Dec 1641, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. |
- Samuel GREEN was born 20 Jul 1680, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
- Thomas GREEN was born 02 Jan 1666, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
- John GREEN was born 24 Feb 1671, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
- 3. Rebecca GREEN was born 13 Mar 1646, Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States; was christened 15 Mar 1645, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 25 Jun 1711, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
- Elizabeth GREEN was born 11 Nov 1662, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
- Richard GREEN was born 07 Apr 1669, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
- Esther GREEN was born 27 Sep 1674, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
- James GREEN, Jr. was born 15 Dec 1664, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
|8. ||William WHITE was born 10 Nov 1591, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (son of Bishop John WHITE and Mrs-John WHITE); died Between 21 Feb 1620 and 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was buried 15 Mar 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. |
- AFN: FWQJ-0R
- Death: 14 Mar 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
William and his two servants died soon after their landing at Plymouth.
Excerpts from "Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol 13 - William White":
William and Susanna White left England with son Resolved. At Cape Cod, on November 11, 1620 according to the old calendar, William was on of the 41 signers of the Mayflower compact. Two to three weeks later son Peregrine was born, the first English birth in Plymouth Colony. Susanna was widowed in February. She became the first colony bride in May, marring Edward Winslow, a "Mayflower" passenger who had lost his wife a few weeks before.
Excerpts from Mayflower Increasings:" William was possibly connected with the Whites of Sturton-le-Steeple, Nottinghamshire. He died during the General Sickness of the first winter. His wife was Susanna( ), origins and maiden name Unknown. Despite the oft repeated claim that she was the Anna, sister of Dr. Samuel & Edward Fuller, the known facts do not support this assumption. Sister Anna was born in 1577; Susann's first child was born c1615, her last child was born and she would have been 18 years older than her 2nd husband!!"
Excerpts from "Certain Comeoverers": In Governor William Bradford's list of "the names of those which came over first in ye year 1620, and were, by the blessing of God, the first beginners and (in a sort) the foundation of all the Plantations and Colonies in New England" is the following: "Mr. William White and Sussanna his wife and one sone called Resolved, and one borne on ship board caled Peregrine, and 2 servants William Holbeck and Edward Thomson."
William White is said to have been the son of a Bishop of the Church of England. If this be so, which I regard as extremely doubtful, it may have been Francis White born at St. Noets, Huntingdonshire, educated at Caius College, Cambridge, and after many perferments made Bishop of Carlisle, and Lord Almoner to the King (Charles I), then translated to Norwich, and in 1631 to Ely. In February, 1637-1638, he died in his palace at Holborn and was buried in Saint Paul's London. If your ancestor, William White was indeed the son of so distinguished a Church of England divine, he must have felt the difficulties of domestic revolt before he came into conflict with the established order of society and was forced into exile in Holland. He may well have deserved the description which some pious descendant gives us, to the effect that he "was one of that little handful of God's own wheat flailed by adversity, tossed and winnowed until earthly selfishness had been beaten from them and left them pure seed fit for the planting of a new world."
William White was one of the original band who left England in 1608 and settled in Leyden, Holland, in 1609. Of these pilgrims Bradford writes: "Being thus constrained to leave their native soil and countrie, their lands and livings and all their friends and familiar acquaintance, it was much, and thought marvelous by many. But to go into a countrie they knew not (but by hearsay) where they must learn a new language and get their livings they knew not how, it being a dear place, and subject to the miseries of war, it was by many thought an adventure almost desperate, a case intolerable, and a misery worse than death. Especially seeing they were not acquainted with trades nor traffic (by which that countrie doth subsist) but had only been used to a plain countrie life and the innocent trade of husbandry. But these things did not dismay them (though they did sometimes trouble them) for their desires were set on the ways of God and to enjoy his ordinances."
William White solved his problem by learning the trade of a "wool comber" as appears by the following entry on the town records of Leyden, translated from the Dutch: "William White, wool comber, unmarried man, from England accompanied by William Jepson and Samuel Fuller, his acquaintances, with Ann Fuller, single woman, also from England, accompanied by Rosamond Jepson and Sarah Priest her acquaintances. They were married before Jasper van Bauchern and William Cornelison Tybault, sheriffs, this eleventh day of February 1612." The religious ceremony was performed by their beloved minister John Robinson. Although the bride's name is given in this records as "Ann," and she is named in her father's will as "Anna," she was always called Susanna in later years in Plymouth.
Susanna Fuller was the daughter of Robert Fuller of Redenhall in the County of Norfolk. He was a butcher and as appears by his will which was probated May 31, 1614, he was very well off as to landed estates and worldly goods. It is evident from the provisions of the will that his son Samuel and his daughter "Anna," as he calls her, were in Holland, and that his wife Frances and several children, including a son Edward, were living with him in Redenhall. Three of his children crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower: "Mr. Samuel Fuller and a servant----(his wife was behind and a child which came afterwards); Edward Fuller and his wife and Samuel their son;" (Bradford) and Susanna the wife of William White.
William White had a "Breeches Bible" (printed in 1586-1588) given to him in Amsterdam where the Pilgrims tarried awhile, in 1608, and by memoranda on the fly leaves, still well preserved, it appears that he went to Leyden in 1609, and sailed from Delft Haven for Southampton in 1619, and "from Plymouth in ye ship Mayflower ye 6th day of September, Anno Domini 1620," "Nov. ye 9th came to the harbour called Cape Cod Harbour in ye dauntless ship." Under date of November 19, 1620, is this entry: "Sonne born to Susanna White yt six o-clock in the morning." The date of Peregrine White's birth as given by Bradford was December 10, "new style." And again "Landed yt Plymouth Dec. ye 11th 1620.: The date, "new style," was December 21, since known as "Forefathers' Day." This was the first landing at Plymouth by the explorers who left the Mayflower at Provincetown Harbor and came up along the shore in the shallop. The fly leaves of this old Bible are covered with memoranda, and it is evident that the children of the family took a hand in illustrating it. Perhaps it was your ancestor Resolved who drew a crude likeness of an Indian and put under it the name of his brother Peregrine. The Bible crossed the ocean again to England on the ship Lyon, as appears by notations, and then came back to Plymouth into the possession of Elder Brewster.
During that first tragic winter when more than half of the Mayflower's company perished, William White and his two servants died "soon after landing." The exact date of his death was March 12, 1621. His widow, Susanna, on May 12, 1621, married Mr. Edward Winslow, Jr. of Droitwich, England, whose wife also had died after landing. So it was that your ancestor Resolved and his baby brother, Peregrine, went to live with their stepfather, Edward Winslow.
William married Susanna FULLER 11 Feb 1612, , Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Susanna (daughter of Robert FULLER and Sarah DUNKHORNE) was born , Redenhall, Norfolk, England; was christened 22 Apr 1577, Redenhall, Norfolk, England; died Between 18 Dec 1654 and 02 Jul 1675, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was buried Oct 1680, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]
|9. ||Susanna FULLER was born , Redenhall, Norfolk, England; was christened 22 Apr 1577, Redenhall, Norfolk, England (daughter of Robert FULLER and Sarah DUNKHORNE); died Between 18 Dec 1654 and 02 Jul 1675, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; was buried Oct 1680, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. |
- AFN: FWQJ-1X
- Death: 01 Oct 1680, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Excerpts from "Mayflower Families through 5 Generations Vol 13 - William White":
Susanna (- - - )(White) Winslow was not the sister of Dr. Samuel Fuller as is often claimed. Samuel and Edward Fuller who came on the "Mayflower" were sons of Robert of Redenhall, England. Robert had no daughter Susanna. He did have a daughter Anna, born about 1578, far too old a bride for Edward Winslow who would not be born til 1595. The will of Robert Fuller in 1615 mentions no daught4er Susanna, nor a daughter married to William White. Dr. Samuel Fuller's will in 1633 mentions only one sister, Alice Bradford--actually his sister-in-law. The only positive clue to Susanna's ancestry seems to be a letter from Edward Winslow to "Uncle Robert Jackson" in 1623, in which he sent news of Susanna, her late husband, and her children. He also sent his regards to his father-in-law in England, by which time Rober Fuller was nine years dead. A cursory investigation of the Jackson family has she no light on the subject.
- 4. Resolved WHITE was born Bef 1615, England; died Aft 19 Sep 1687, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; was buried , Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.
- Peregrine WHITE was born Bef 30 Nov 1620, Aboard the "Mayflower"; died 20 Jul 1704, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried , Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
|10. ||William VASSELL was born 27 Aug 1592, Ratcliffe, Devon, England (son of John VASSALL and Anne RUSSELL); died Abt 13 Jul 1655, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. |
Excerpt from "Certain Comeoverers": William Vassall, your ancestor, the brother of Samuel, was six years younger than Samuel and was born at Ratcliffe August 27, 1592. In 1613 he married Anna King, the daughter of George King of Cold Norton in Essex. At a meeting of the patentees of Massachusetts Bay Colony held in London October 5, 1629, William Vassall, who was then acting as an assistant to Governor Cradock, was chosen "to go over." He came to Boston with Winthrop on his second trip, arriving in June, 1630. The ships of the little fleet were the Arabella, the Talbot, the Ambrose, and the Jewel. The Mayflower and several other ships which is was expected would accompany the fleet were not ready and were left behind. It is altogether probable that William Vassall, who was, in a sense, Governor Cradock's representative, was on the Arabella, which was the "admiral's ship." ..... After looking about the new settlements for a month or so William Vassall returned to England on the ship Lyon, (the same ship that took back William White's Breeches Bible.) ...
William Vassall was too liberal in his religious views to please the tyrannical Puritans of Boston, men of the stamp of cotton and Elliot. Winthrop called him " a man of busy and factious spirit, never at rest but when he was in the first of contention." He came back to New England in 1635 on the ship Blessing with his family (Anna his wife forty-two years old, and his children, Judith sixteen, Francis twelve, John ten, Ann six, Margaret two, and Mary one). Soon after he proceeded to the Plymouth Colony and subjected himself to the more liberal government of the Pilgrims.
William Vassall settled at Scituate and in 1635 a tract of two hundred acres on a neck of land by the North River was laid out to him by the Plymouth Court.
In 1642 he was a Counsellor of War of the Colonial Government.......
Disgusted with the powers which controlled the destinies of his adopted country, he left England for the Island of Barbadoes, where he and his brother had large estates, and there in 1655, the same year that Edward Winslow met his death in the West Indies, he died.
William married Anne KINGE 29 Jun 1613, Cold Norton, England. Anne (daughter of George KINGE and Joanne LORRAN) was born 01 Dec 1594, Woodham, England; died , Barbados. [Group Sheet]
|11. ||Anne KINGE was born 01 Dec 1594, Woodham, England (daughter of George KINGE and Joanne LORRAN); died , Barbados. |
- 5. Judith VASSALL was born 1619, Of, Stephney, Middlesex, England; died 03 Apr 1670, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; was buried 03 Apr 1670, Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
- Frances VASSALL was born 1623, Stephany, England; died 1670.
- Margaret VASSALL was born Abt 1633; died Bef 18 Jul 1657.
|12. ||James GREEN was born Abt 1606, . |
- 6. James GREEN was born Abt 1636, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.