John White

3 October 1753–1820 (Age 66)
Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John White was born on 3 October 1753, in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John White, was 24 and his mother, Agnes Murray, was 24. He married Ann Haig on 25 October 1783, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland in 1753. He died in 1820, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

John White
1753–1820
Ann Haig
1761–1802
Marriage: 25 October 1783
Abraham White
1781–1818
Mary White
1787–1871
John White
1788–1824
Elizabeth White
1788–1876
Ann White
1792–1845
James White
1794–
Robert White
1797–1854

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1783
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(7)

    Male1781–1818Male

    Mary White

    Female1787–1871Female

    John White

    Male1788–1824Male

    Female1788–1876Female

    Female1792–1845Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Mary White

    Female1750–Female

    Agnes White

    Female1751–Female

    Male1753–1820Male

    James White

    Male1758–Male

    Jean White

    Female1780–Female

World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 49

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 58

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1815

Age 62

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

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.

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Sources (3)

  • John White in entry for John Macansh and Ann White, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • John White in entry for Mary White, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John White, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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