- 16. George WHITE
REF M+J23. Possible father of Thomas White.
d. BEF 25 Dec 1615
bur. 25 Dec 1615, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, Eng.
ch: *Thomas [Next Generation]
- 15. Thomas WHITE
A yoeman of the parish of West Quantoxhead Co. Somerset, was
probably born about the year 1570 in that parish although there
is no record of his baptism in the parish register which begins
with the year 1558. He was possibly a son of that George Whyte
of West Quantoxhead who was listed in the Muster Roll of 1569
as an "ableman" and the possessor, with others, of two pair of
"almain rivets", and who was buried 26 Dec 1615.
On 11 Oct 1596, Thomas Whitt and Joan Cooksley were married in
West Quantoxhead. Thomas White was the only man of his surname
to appear in the Subsidy List of 3 Charles I (1628). He was
buried in his home parish on 15 Feb 1630.
Joane Whitt, widow, was buried there in 1636, it being the last
entry made in that year which makes it probable that she died
in March 1636/7.
The parson of West Quantoxhead neglected to name the parents
when he entered the baptism of a child, but from the internal
evidence of the register it is fairly certain that the
following were the children of Thomas and Joan White; Richard,
Agnes, George, Gawen, Avice, Gabriel, Alice, Joan.
Joan Cooksley was married in West Quantoxhead, Co. Somerset, 11
Oct 1596 to Thomas Whitt. Cooksley is a rare West Quantoxhead
name and Joan Cooksley's baptism is not recorded there. A
Robert Cooksley was buried in the parish in 1558 and a John
Cooksley was baptized in 1583, but possibly the Cooksleys had
their home in a neighboring village. In the Somerset Subsidy of
3 Charles I, two Cooksleys appear, Richard Cooksley of Brompton
Regis and William Coakesley of Halse.
Joan White of West Quantoxhead, Co. Somerset, widow, made a
nuncupative will, declared a little before her death and proved
on 2 May 1637. To her eldest son Richard White she left 20s. To
her son Gowan White "if he were living, " 12d. To her daughter
Agnes, her best petticoat. Residuary legatee and executrix; her
daughter, Alice. Witnesses: John Cambear, Alexander Wither. The
inventory was taken on 7 Jan 12 Charles I, by Richard Edments,
Richard Lukes, John Slococke, Hugh Downe and Samuel Cooksley.
Davis, W.G. The Ancestry of Joseph Neal.
REF M+J23. Possibly the son of George Whyte buried at West
Quantoxhead, Somerset 25 Dec 1615.
d. c. 1630
bur. 15 Feb 1630
m. Joan COOKSLEY 11 Oct 1596
d. c. 1636
ch: Richard (1599-1637),
*Gowan [Next Generation],
- 14. Gowan WHITE
Gowan White arrived in Scituate on October 15, 1638.
He was one of the Conihasset partners of 1646. In 1650 he
bought the farm of William Richards for L75.
His wife, Elizabeth Ward came to New England in the ship
"Increase" of London in 1635.
Gawan White was baptized 23 May 1607, West Quantoxhead, Co.
Somerset. (He was possibly named for Gawen Evans, the parson's
son, who was baptized at West Quantoxhead 28 Oct 1581, entered
Oxford University in 1604 aged 22, and became rector of his
native parish in 1617.)
He married Elizabeth Ward on 15 Sep 1638, in Plymouth Colony.
He had left England before May 1637. Elizabeth had been servant
of Mr. Timothy Hatherly, as very probably White had also. They
were married by "Maister Ginnings." His name is on the list of
Scituate men able to bear arms in 1643, he was propounded as
freeman on 5 June 1644, and on the same day took the oath as
constable of Scituate.
He died before 3 March 1664/5 when Timothy and Joseph White
presented an inventory, taken by James Cudworth and Isaac Buck,
of his estate, which they were appointed to administer. The
estate was small, only 59 pounds, and there was no land listed.
Gawen White, in 1648 a planter, was one of the group of
Scituate men known as the Conihasset partners to whom Mr.
Hatherly deeded his great Conihasset property of many square
miles. Mr. Hatherly had been one of a number of London
merchants to whom Conihasset had originally been granted, and
he had bought out the interest of the others. The farm which
Gawen White acquired in the division between the partners he
presumably gave to his son, Timothy. The family homestead,
however, was the house and land, 45 acres of upland and 30
acres of marsh, which White had bought of William Richards and
which he mortgaged to Joseph Tilden on 8 June 1654, to secure
the payment of 54 bushels, 3 pecks of wheat and 32 bushels of
barley by 21 Oct 1654. The mortgage was discharged in full
court. It was probably for part of the purchase money of this
land that Mr. Richards sued White in 1644 and obtained a
verdict of L4:10:0. White and his wife Elizabeth sold this farm
to William Randall on 22 Dec 1658, Elizabeth releasing her
dower on 12 Dec 1660. On 1 June 1664, White sold to John Otis
and Thomas Woodward what seems to have been the last of his
land, 60 acres which he had bought from William Gilson.
White's name appears frequently in the court records. A
difference between him and Richard Lambert was referred to
arbitration in 1641, and he was fined for an assault on William
Holmes in that year. On 4 June 1645, he was granted the custody
of a "man child 5 years of age" until he should reach the age
of 24 unless the father should return and pay for his keep. The
boy was a son of one Thomas Riddings who had come to Scituate a
year previously and had left the child at White's house when he
departed, with fair promises. In the same court White sued
William Hatch Sr. for assault ( - apparently the Elder had
forgotten himself - ) and won a verdict of L20.
In 1650/1 White was presented for travelling from Weymouth to
Scituate on the Lord's day, but was "cleared". Elizabeth
Randall was fined for telling a lie to White's detriment in
1653/4 while in 1657/8 he paid for telling a lie about Mr.
Joseph Tilden. He was a member of a jury of inquest on the
death of Richard Man, who was drowned in 1655. Ensign John
Williams sued him for debt in 1661 and Mr. Joseph Tilden in
1663/4. Williams won a verdict of L11 and Tilden one of L6.
Davis, W.G. The Ancestry of Joseph Neal.
White, J.B. Ancestors of John Barber White.
b. BEF 23 May 1607
bp. 23 May 1607, West Quantoxhead, Somerset, Eng.
m. Elizabeth WARD c. 1638
b. ABT 1597, Devon, Eng.
d. AFT 1658, Scituate, MA
ch: *Sarah [Next Generation],
Timothy m. Abigail ROGERS,
Joseph (-1711) m(1) Mary ROGERS (-1677),
Elizabeth m. Thomas PINSON
- 13. Sarah WHITE
d. BEF 1699
r. Weymouth, MA
m. John BAILEY 25 January 1672
b. Weymouth, MA
d. 1718, Scituate, MA
son of John BAYLEY
and Hannah BOURNE?
ch: John (1673-1752) m. Abigail CLAPP (1679-1753),
Mary (1677-) m. James PERRY,
Joseph (1679-1747) m. Jerusha PIERCE,
Benjamin (1682-) m(1) Deborah HOWE (1688-1718),
*William [Next Generation],
Hannah (1688-) m. James BRIGGS,
Samuel (1690-) m. Elizabeth CASWELL,
Elizabeth m. William BARRELL
- 12. William BAILEY [1-11]
b. Feb 1685
m. Judith BOOTH [1-11] 27 Jan 1714, Scituate, MA
b. c. 1691
daughter of John BOOTH
and Mary DODSUN
ch: William m. Elizabeth NICHOLS,
*Amasa [Next Generation],
*Judith (-1803) m. Issacher VINAL (1718-1799) [See 1046-11 below],
Susanna m. Thomas CURTIS,
Mary m. Nathaniel TURNER
- 11. Amasa BAILEY [1-11, 874-10]
b. Scituate, MA
m. Elizabeth BOURNE [1-11, 874-10, 998-12] 19 Oct 1748, Scituate, MA
b. 11 Jul 1726, Scituate, MA
d. BEF 14 Feb 1760
daughter of Rev. Shearjushub BOURNE [1-12, 998-12, 1026-13]
and Abigail COTTON [1-12, 38-21, 998-12]
*Abner [See 1-10 above],
Job, Abigail (1753-),