Prudence White

21 August 1714–4 November 1793 (Age 79)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Prudence

When Prudence White was born on 21 August 1714, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Edward White, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Wilson, was 27. She married Nathan Hancock on 7 July 1737, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 4 November 1793, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Hancock
1716–1765
Prudence White
1714–1793
Marriage: 7 July 1737
John Hancock
1738–1819
Prudence Hancock
1740–1816

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 July 1737
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Male1687–Male

    Sarah Wilson

    Female1687–Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (2)

1776

Age 62

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 62

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Middle English whit ‘white’, hence a nickname for someone with white hair or an unnaturally pale complexion. In some cases it represents a Middle English personal name, from an Old English byname, Hwīt(a), of this origin. As a Scottish and Irish surname it has been widely used as a translation of the many Gaelic names based on bán ‘white’ ( see Bain 1) or fionn ‘fair’ ( see Finn 1). There has also been some confusion with Wight .2 Translated form of cognate and equivalent names in other languages, such as German Weiss , French Blanc , Polish Białas ( see Bialas ), etc.

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

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  • Prudence White, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Prudence White, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Prudence White, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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