John White

Brief Life History of John

When John White was born before 1503, in Timsbury, Hampshire, England, his father, Marcus White, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Strelley, was 11499. He married Mildred Weston in 1549, in Timsbury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 1 February 1580, in his hometown, and was buried in Timsbury, Hampshire, England.

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John White
Mildred Weston
Marriage: 1549
Ellen White
John White
Joan White
Cicily White
Alice White
Walter White
Avis White

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  • John White LTK8-FR5 Children Analysis
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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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SIR JOHN WHITE (1484-1579) 5-a-1. MILDRED WESTON (1485-1567) SIR JOHN WHITE was born about 1484 of Timsbury, Hampshire, England, to Marcus White (1460-1530) and Margaret Strelly (1477-1530.) He mar …

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