Samuel White, of Weymouth (c.1642 - 1699)

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Birthplace: Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
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About Samuel White, of Weymouth

I was born the third child of Captain Thomas and Hannah (Workman) White in 1642. About 1666 I married Mary Dyer, the daughter of Deacon Thomas Dyer. I settled in Weymouth near the Fore River on the spot of Land the House of Cotton Tufts Junior stood on in 1804.

On May 23, 1666 I was recognized as a freeman in our community. Because of this I was chosen as a deputy representing my hometown of Weymouth in 1679.

Upon my death on August 19, 1699 my family turned their attention to my will which was filed the previous year on December 2, 1698 and proved a month after my death. Mary and I had no children so I was able to share my estate with relations outside my immediate family.

My estate had a value of 1523 pounds. The homestead and substantial acreage went to my wife along with farm animals, orchards, personal items and 6 slaves. Twenty-eight near relatives including my siblings, nephew Joseph White, nieces Hannah and Mary White, and 21 others received part of my estate as well.

Mary died at the age of 75 on Oct. 23, 1716.

You can read below what was written about me in a text about the history of the Weymouth area:

Map showing Weymouth

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Weymouth, MA History

www.weymouth.ma.us/history/index.asp

It appears from the record that the Samuill White of the second generation, settled on this property, probably building, not a very permanent house, about 1660, at which date, or not far removed from it, he married Mary Dyer. dau. of Dea. Thomas Dyer; and undoubtedly he wanted a home of his own, to which he might bring his new bride, and built here, near his father, for that purpose. Upon his death, without issue, it passed into the hands of his nephew. Thomas White III, who married Mary White, of Dorchester (of another family, and not related to each other by blood as far as known), in the year 1700. Not content with the old house, he built a new and vastly more pretentious dwelling upon the same spot, which has been preserved to the present time; and is even now no insignificant building. It passed out of the White family into the hands of Cotton Tufts, Esq.; and from him to his children, his young daughter, Susan, lately deceased, with whom the family became extinct, bequeathing it to her relatives, the Brooks, who now own and occupy it. This record gives the property a definite and certain location, and date. It lies about a quarter of a mile northeasterly trom the landing, on the south hank of the Fore River, whose waters wash the rear wall of the foundation, and must have been built about 1700.

-------------------- This line is NOT directly related to William "Mayflower" White - they arrived 15 years later, at Weymouth.

Capt. Samuel White was born at Weymouth near 1642; married Mary Dyer, daughter of Deacon Thomas and Agnes Dyer, born at Weymouth, 6 July 1641. He was made freeman, 23 May 1666, and was chosen a deputy from Weymouth 1679. He died at Weymouth 19 Aug 1699, aged 57. His widow Mary died there 23 Oct 1716, aged 75. No children recorded on Weymouth records.

Fought in King Philips war.

Sources

  1. White, Col. Asa, and Gilbert Nash. Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas White of Weymouth, Mass. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (NEHGS, 1899), 53:393. 'Samuel, b. in 1642. ... The years when Samuel White and Ebenezer White were born I took from thier [sic] Grave Stones.'
  2. Smith, Dean Crawford, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2008), 1:502-03.'Chidren, surname WHITE: ... Capt. SAMUEL, born about 1642 (deposed "aged about 54 years" ... [Suffolk File #3470]); died Weymouth 19 August 1699, age 57 (WVR 2:368); married MARY DYER, born 6 July 1641, died Weymouth 23 October 1716, age 75 (gravestone, WVR 367), daughter of Deacon Thomas and Agnes (_____) Dyer.'
  3. Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910), 2:368, Deaths. 'White ...

Samuell, Capt., Aug. 19, 1699. [Capt. Samuill, a. 57, G.R.14.]'

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-------------------- m. by an unknown date Mary Dyer, daughter of Thomas Dyer {1641, Weymouth}.

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Capt. Samuel White's Timeline

1642
1642
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1666
1666
Age 24
Weymouth?, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1699
August 19, 1699
Age 57
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1930
February 1, 1930
Age 57
February 1, 1930
Age 57
1932
April 4, 1932
Age 57
April 4, 1932
Age 57
1945
September 17, 1945
Age 57
????
North Weymouth, MA, USA