John White

Brief Life History of John

When John White was born in 1544, in Newton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas White Jr, was 31 and his mother, Lady Mary Elizabeth MacLean, was 26. He married Elizabeth Isbel Bawle in 1570, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 30 September 1618, in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire, England, at the age of 74, and was buried in Stanton St John, Oxfordshire, England.

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Family Time Line

John White
1544–1618
Elizabeth Isbel Bawle
1552–1601
Marriage: 1570
William White
1570–1596
Mary White
1570–1637
Nathaniell White
1570–
Josias White
1573–1623
Martha White
1575–1650
Steven White
1576–1629
Elizabetha White
1577–1620
Elizabeth White
1572–1648
John White
1574–1648
Agnes Ann White
1576–1617
Mary White
1589–1648

Sources (14)

  • London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
  • John White, "Find A Grave Index"
  • White in entry for John White, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (6)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

1558 · Act of Uniformity

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

1569 · State Lottery

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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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