Resolved WHITE

Male Bef 1615 - Aft 1687  (> 73 years)


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  • Name Resolved WHITE  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Birth 09 Sep 1614  Of, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Born Bef 1615  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Fact On the list of Freeman of Marshfield Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Fact Made a Freeman of Plymouth Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Fact Elected Freeman in Salem Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 03 Jun 1668  [7
    Elected Surveyor of highways for Marshfield 
    Died Aft 19 Sep 1687  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Buried Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Notes 
    • 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.
    Person ID I60993  Main Tree
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2016 

    Father William WHITE,   b. 10 Nov 1591, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 21 Feb 1620 and 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Susanna FULLER,   c. 22 Apr 1577, Redenhall, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 18 Dec 1654 and 02 Jul 1675, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 11 Feb 1612  , Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Family ID F05280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Judith VASSALL,   b. 1619, Of, Stephney, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1670, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 08 Apr 1640  Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6
    Married 05 Nov 1640  Scituate Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    Children 
     1. William WHITE,   b. Between 10 and 18 Apr 1642, Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1695, Marshfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 168 years)  [Birth]
     2. John WHITE,   b. 11 Mar 1644, Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 13 May 1684 and 1685, Marshfield, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Birth]
     3. Samuel WHITE,   b. 13 Mar 1646, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1720, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
     4. Resolved WHITE,   b. 12 Nov 1647, Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1670, Marshfield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [Birth]
     5. Anna WHITE,   b. 04 Jun 1649, Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1714, Concord, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
     6. Elizabeth WHITE,   b. 04 Jun 1652, Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 10 Mar 1712  (Age > 60 years)  [Birth]
     7. Josiah WHITE,   b. 29 Sep 1654, Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 03 Mar and 05 Jun 1710, Boxford, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Susannah WHITE,   b. Aug 1656, Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F05270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abigail ?,   b. Bef 1606, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 26 Apr and 27 Jun 1682, Salem, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 05 Oct 1674  Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F05281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S02005] CRAPO Ped.ged.
      Date of Import: Oct 8, 2000

    2. [S03578] WHITE.ged.
      Date of Import: Oct 8, 2000

    3. [S02991] RootsWeb: Mayflower Database.

    4. [S02006] Crapo.ftw.
      Date of Import: Oct 15, 2000

    5. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.

    6. [S02365] Genealogies of Mayflower Families, 1500s-1800s.

    7. [S02656] Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. 13 - William White.

    8. [S01952] Certain Comeoverers by Henry Howland Crapo.