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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John White
Ann Haig
Marriage: 25 October 1783
Abraham White
Mary White
John White
Elizabeth White
Ann White
James White
Robert White

Spouse and Children

25 October 1783
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom



    Mary White


    John White




+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Mary White


    Agnes White



    James White


    Jean White


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.

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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  • 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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