Matthew White

Male1 June 1766–February 1835

Brief Life History of Matthew

When Matthew White was born on 1 June 1766, his father, Robert White, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Moss, was 32. He married Elizabeth Allen on 2 July 1792, in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in February 1835, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Matthew White
1766–1835
Elizabeth Allen
1766–1844
Marriage: 2 July 1792
Mary White
1793–1857
John White
1794–
Elizabeth White
1797–1866
Matthew White
1799–1804
James White
1802–
Robert White
1805–1829
Mary White
1807–

Sources (25)

  • Matthew White Birth Record; 1 June 1766; North Wingfield Parish Register; 1751-1809; Derbyshire, England
  • Matthew White & Elizabeth Allen Marriage Record 2 July 1792; North Wingfield Parish Marriage Records 1751-1809; Derbyshire, England
  • Matthew White, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 July 1792North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 35

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 42

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

    1815

    Age 49

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English white, wit (Old English hwīt ‘white’), hence a nickname for someone with white hair or a pale complexion. In some cases it is perhaps from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Hwīta, a short form of names in Hwīt- (from hwīt ‘white’). The name may also be topographic, referring to someone who lived by a bend or curve in a river or road (from Old English wiht ‘bend’), the source of the placename of Great Whyte in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire (compare Wight ). This name is also a variant of Wight . The surname White is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for any of several Irish and Scottish Gaelic names based on bán ‘white, fair’ (see Bain 1, McElwain ) or fionn ‘fair’ (see Finn 1). The English surname has been Gaelicized in Ireland as de Faoite.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘white’, for example German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas (see Bialas ), Slovenian Belec , or any other synonymous Slavic surname beginning with Bel-, Bev-, Biel- or Bil-.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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