Mary White

20 September 1793–January 1858 (Age 64)
Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary White was born on 20 September 1793, in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert White, was 44 and her mother, Sarah Sparks, was 35. She married William Crisp on 6 December 1811, in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She died in January 1858, in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 64, and was buried in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

William Crisp
Mary White
Marriage: 6 December 1811
Eliza Crisp
Margaret Crisp
Keziah Crisp
William Henry Crisp
Eliza Crisp
Sarah Crisp
Margaret Crisp
Robert White Crisp
Emily Crisp
Sophia Crisp

Spouse and Children

    William Crisp



6 December 1811
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom


    Eliza Crisp


    Keziah Crisp




    Margaret Crisp


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 8

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 15

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.

Age 22

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Crisp in household of William Crisp, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Maria Crisp in entry for William Crisp, "England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685-1941"
  • Parish register transcripts, 1558-1812

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