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John White

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Birthplace: Perhaps of, Bristol, Portsmouth , England
Death: Died in Woolwich, Sagadahoc County, Maine
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas White and Deborah White
Husband of Mary White
Father of John White, of Sheepscot; David White, of Kennebec; Sarah Lane; Paul White, of Milton; Peter White, of Milton and 3 others

Occupation: yeoman, shipbuilder
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About John White, of Maine

1.  JOHN2 WHITE (son of NICHOLAS WHITE and DEBORAH FORD?)1 was born Abt. 1604 in England - of Bristol area?, and died Bef. 1704 of near Woolwich, Maine2. 

Occupation: yeoman, shipbuilder - at work on Sheepscot River with William Phipps5

"Biographers of Sir William Phips, Emerson Baker and John Reid recorded in their 1998 book, The New England Knight, that John White's marriage to Mary Phips was believed to have been his first marriage, "This probably was White's first marriage, for his eight surviving children were all born after this point.  Only six of the children are known by name. Therefore in Phips's extended family fourteen children reached adulthood."

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He married  MARY3 Bef. 1661 in Kennebec township, Maine4. She was the widow of James Phips.

"Peter White sold one half of his portion (at Phips Point), which was two fifths of the moiety or half of the tract, to Paul Dudley. He testified to the foregoing facts and that his father had eight children of whom four had died without issue. His portion was that of the eldest son. [York Deeds XI, 15.]"


Their known 8 children include:

  • 1. PAUL WHITE,  1681 lived Milton, Massachusetts7
  • 2. JOHN WHITE8, d. Bef. 17228.
  • 3. DAVID WHITE8, b. Abt. 1657, Maine; d. Bef. 17228.  November 1669;   David and John Sr. witnessed Miller to Pearson.  (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)
  • 4. SARAH WHITE, b. Abt. 1659, Maine.
  • 5. PETER WHITE, b. Abt. 1660; d. January 23, 1736/37, Milton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts - age 77.
  • 6. BENJAMIN WHITE8, b. Abt. 1662, Maine; d. Aft. 1729, of York, York Co., Maine. Occupation: husbandman
  • 7. PHILIP WHITE, b. Abt. 1662, Jeremisquam Neck, Kennebec, Maine; d. Aft. 1743, of Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
  • 8. daughter WHITE m. William Farrington

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William Phips was born the son of James and Mary Phips, in a frontier settlement at Nequasset (present-day Woolwich, Maine), near the mouth of the Kennebec River. His father died when he was six years old, and his mother married a neighbor and business partner, John White.[2] Although Cotton Mather in his biography of Phips claimed that he was one of 26 children, this number is likely an exaggeration. His mother is known to have had six children by Phips, and eight by White, although there may have been more children that did not survive infancy.

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  1. 2. Lounsberry, Alice (1941). Sir William Phips. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. OCLC 3040370. pp 8–11

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James Lane is supposed to have had a wife ANN, and certainly had a daughter by this name. He m. SARAH WHITE, daughter of John White and his wife Mary, who was the widow of James Phips. The mother Mary was mother of twenty-six children, and the daughter Sarah was half-sister of Sir William Phipps, the royal governor of Mass. James Lane died intestate leaving six children who shared his estate.

-------------------- JOHN2 WHITE (son of NICHOLAS WHITE and DEBORAH FORD?)1 was born Abt. 1604 in England - of Bristol area?, and died Bef. 1704 of near Woolwich, Maine2. He married MARY3 Bef. 1661 in Kennebec township, Maine4. Occupation: yeoman, shipbuilder - at work on Sheepscot River with William Phipps5

Children of John White (and Mary Phips?)

  1. PAUL WHITE, 1681 lived Milton, Massachusetts7
  2. JOHN WHITE8, d. Bef. 17228. September 5, 1665;
  3. DAVID WHITE8, b. Abt. 1657, Maine; d. Bef. 17228. November 1669; David and John Sr. witnessed Miller to Pearson. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)
  4. SARAH WHITE, b. Abt. 1659, Maine.
  5. PETER WHITE, b. Abt. 1660; d. January 23, 1736/37, Milton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts - age 77.
  6. BENJAMIN WHITE8, b. Abt. 1662, Maine; d. Aft. 1729, of York, York Co., Maine. Occupation: husbandman
  7. PHILIP WHITE, b. Abt. 1662, Jeremisquam Neck, Kennebec, Maine; d. Aft. 1743, of Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
  8. WHITE m. William Farrington?

"In 1639 Brown and one Edward Bateman purchased all of Nequasset (present-day Woolwich, Maine) from the local Wabanaki sachem, who was known to the English as Robinhood. In 1646 Brown and Bateman sold Jeremisquam Neck, a large tract on the eastern side of Nequasset, to James Phips and John White. This was apparently the same John White who had served as apprenticeship sugar refiner under Robert Aldworth. Aldworth had established the first sugar house in Bristol in 1609, processing cane sugar from Madeira, the Azores, and Brazil. The venture flourished until the mid-1630s, when Aldworth's death, combined with competition and a decline in prices, seriously damaged the refinery business. It is likely that White then found himself unemployed and migrated to Maine to work on another Aldworth enterprise." (The New England Knight)

"With James Phips, bought of Edward Bateman of Kennebec a certain large tract of land near the river of Kennebec at a place called Negwusset, lying between that and the river called Munsweague which was the easterly bound, there living many years, built houses and otherwise improved it, and died seized of the whole except a certain neck of land called Jeremiah Squam's Neck which they deeded in 1679 to Sir William Phips" John and William Haynes witnesses. (Pope's, Pioneers; Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

April 23, 1654, took oath of fidelity to the Commonwealth of New England

September 5, 1665; "The residents at various points within the Duke's territory were summoned to appear and submit to the newly inaugurated government. Sagadahoc sent in William Frieswell, and Richard Hammond --- undoubtedly the trader near Hockomock at Stinson's Point, on the margin of the Cross river to Bath --- a resident; John Miller, Robert Morgan, Thomas Parker, Marcus Parsons, Thomas Watkins, John White, --- all probably neighbors of Hammond and residents at the mouth of Sheepscot River." (Ancient Dominions of Maine - Sewall) November 1669; Son David and John Sr. witnessed Miller to Pearson. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

June 1676; Witnessed Thomas Steven's deed to Lancelot Pierce. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

1683; Purchase heirs to Wharton. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire) Sir Wm. Phipps' legatee, Mary, claimed the tract--"Cherysequamy Neck (sp)"--"as by deed from John White and Mary, his wife, formerly the wife of James Phipps of Kennebeck deceased; dated Oct. 4, 1679." [Me. H. and G. Reg. VIII, 202.]

John White, partner of James Phipps, who married his widow; died on the premises at Sheepscot after the first Indian War; the survivors of his eight children were Peter, born 1653, John, born 1655, Benjamin and Phillip, born 1662, and Sarah (Lane)." (Pioneers on Maine Rivers)

February 1704-5; Widow Mrs. Mary Howard. How many children hers? Surely Phillip and probably Benjamin both named in Lady Phips' will. Four of the surviving children d.s.p. before 1722, evidence includes John Jr., and David. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

1722; Peter White sold one half of his portion (at Phips Point), which was two fifths of the moiety or half of the tract, to Paul Dudley. He testified to the foregoing facts and that his father had eight children of whom four had died without issue. His portion was that of the eldest son. [York Deeds XI, 15.] Peter gave his age as 67 in 1727, which places his birth about 1660. Peter was of Milton, innholder there 1686, baptised with wife Rachel in June 1730, both over 70. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

York Reg. 12-376 March 20, 1727. John Lane calling himself then of Boston conveys all right inherited from his mother Sarah Lane deceased who was daughter of John White deceased at Nequasset in Kennebec, purchased by John White and James Phips of Edward Bateman upon part whereof John White lived and died. Other notes show that this John Lane was the son in law of John Wallis and so the son of James Lane. This John White was the son of Nicholas White who came early to this country, who in 1639 was employed by Trelawney in fishing voyages. His time was up in 1640. He was perhaps of Dorchester in 1652. See Suff. Deeds I 228. He owned 1/2 of House Island, Portland Harbor, also land on Mare Point and Islands. John White had married before 1679 (how long before cannot say) Mary, widow of James Phips, who was mother to Sir William Phips the Governor. As the next deed Y.R. XII. 1722, Peter White of Milton, eldest son of John White, who as he states, was a partner of James Phips, recites that his father left eight children, of whome now (1722) but four survive, and conveys 2-5 of the property, the above would seem to show that this wonderful woman, who is said to have borne twenty-six children, had eight of them by her second husband John White. Mr. John White deposes, 19 Dec. 1682, that he was aged then 58, and that 22 years before he was servant to Alexander Shapleigh. This accounts for John White being in the neighborhood of Kennebec, for Nicholas Shapleigh bought Damarscove Island there and doubtless set him down. (NEHGS Historical Register)

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[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/JohnWhite.htm] -------------------- JOHN2 WHITE (son of NICHOLAS WHITE and DEBORAH FORD?)1 was born Abt. 1604 in England - of Bristol area?, and died Bef. 1704 of near Woolwich, Maine2. He married MARY3 Bef. 1661 in Kennebec township, Maine4. Occupation: yeoman, shipbuilder - at work on Sheepscot River with William Phipps5

Children of John White (and Mary Phips?)

  1. PAUL WHITE, 1681 lived Milton, Massachusetts7
  2. JOHN WHITE8, d. Bef. 17228. September 5, 1665;
  3. DAVID WHITE8, b. Abt. 1657, Maine; d. Bef. 17228. November 1669; David and John Sr. witnessed Miller to Pearson. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)
  4. SARAH WHITE, b. Abt. 1659, Maine.
  5. PETER WHITE, b. Abt. 1660; d. January 23, 1736/37, Milton, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts - age 77.
  6. BENJAMIN WHITE8, b. Abt. 1662, Maine; d. Aft. 1729, of York, York Co., Maine. Occupation: husbandman
  7. PHILIP WHITE, b. Abt. 1662, Jeremisquam Neck, Kennebec, Maine; d. Aft. 1743, of Newton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
  8. WHITE m. William Farrington?

"In 1639 Brown and one Edward Bateman purchased all of Nequasset (present-day Woolwich, Maine) from the local Wabanaki sachem, who was known to the English as Robinhood. In 1646 Brown and Bateman sold Jeremisquam Neck, a large tract on the eastern side of Nequasset, to James Phips and John White. This was apparently the same John White who had served as apprenticeship sugar refiner under Robert Aldworth. Aldworth had established the first sugar house in Bristol in 1609, processing cane sugar from Madeira, the Azores, and Brazil. The venture flourished until the mid-1630s, when Aldworth's death, combined with competition and a decline in prices, seriously damaged the refinery business. It is likely that White then found himself unemployed and migrated to Maine to work on another Aldworth enterprise." (The New England Knight)

"With James Phips, bought of Edward Bateman of Kennebec a certain large tract of land near the river of Kennebec at a place called Negwusset, lying between that and the river called Munsweague which was the easterly bound, there living many years, built houses and otherwise improved it, and died seized of the whole except a certain neck of land called Jeremiah Squam's Neck which they deeded in 1679 to Sir William Phips" John and William Haynes witnesses. (Pope's, Pioneers; Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

April 23, 1654, took oath of fidelity to the Commonwealth of New England

September 5, 1665; "The residents at various points within the Duke's territory were summoned to appear and submit to the newly inaugurated government. Sagadahoc sent in William Frieswell, and Richard Hammond --- undoubtedly the trader near Hockomock at Stinson's Point, on the margin of the Cross river to Bath --- a resident; John Miller, Robert Morgan, Thomas Parker, Marcus Parsons, Thomas Watkins, John White, --- all probably neighbors of Hammond and residents at the mouth of Sheepscot River." (Ancient Dominions of Maine - Sewall) November 1669; Son David and John Sr. witnessed Miller to Pearson. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

June 1676; Witnessed Thomas Steven's deed to Lancelot Pierce. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

1683; Purchase heirs to Wharton. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire) Sir Wm. Phipps' legatee, Mary, claimed the tract--"Cherysequamy Neck (sp)"--"as by deed from John White and Mary, his wife, formerly the wife of James Phipps of Kennebeck deceased; dated Oct. 4, 1679." [Me. H. and G. Reg. VIII, 202.]

John White, partner of James Phipps, who married his widow; died on the premises at Sheepscot after the first Indian War; the survivors of his eight children were Peter, born 1653, John, born 1655, Benjamin and Phillip, born 1662, and Sarah (Lane)." (Pioneers on Maine Rivers)

February 1704-5; Widow Mrs. Mary Howard. How many children hers? Surely Phillip and probably Benjamin both named in Lady Phips' will. Four of the surviving children d.s.p. before 1722, evidence includes John Jr., and David. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

1722; Peter White sold one half of his portion (at Phips Point), which was two fifths of the moiety or half of the tract, to Paul Dudley. He testified to the foregoing facts and that his father had eight children of whom four had died without issue. His portion was that of the eldest son. [York Deeds XI, 15.] Peter gave his age as 67 in 1727, which places his birth about 1660. Peter was of Milton, innholder there 1686, baptised with wife Rachel in June 1730, both over 70. (Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire)

York Reg. 12-376 March 20, 1727. John Lane calling himself then of Boston conveys all right inherited from his mother Sarah Lane deceased who was daughter of John White deceased at Nequasset in Kennebec, purchased by John White and James Phips of Edward Bateman upon part whereof John White lived and died. Other notes show that this John Lane was the son in law of John Wallis and so the son of James Lane. This John White was the son of Nicholas White who came early to this country, who in 1639 was employed by Trelawney in fishing voyages. His time was up in 1640. He was perhaps of Dorchester in 1652. See Suff. Deeds I 228. He owned 1/2 of House Island, Portland Harbor, also land on Mare Point and Islands. John White had married before 1679 (how long before cannot say) Mary, widow of James Phips, who was mother to Sir William Phips the Governor. As the next deed Y.R. XII. 1722, Peter White of Milton, eldest son of John White, who as he states, was a partner of James Phips, recites that his father left eight children, of whome now (1722) but four survive, and conveys 2-5 of the property, the above would seem to show that this wonderful woman, who is said to have borne twenty-six children, had eight of them by her second husband John White. Mr. John White deposes, 19 Dec. 1682, that he was aged then 58, and that 22 years before he was servant to Alexander Shapleigh. This accounts for John White being in the neighborhood of Kennebec, for Nicholas Shapleigh bought Damarscove Island there and doubtless set him down. (NEHGS Historical Register)

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[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/JohnWhite.htm]

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John White, of Maine's Timeline

1604
1604
Bristol, Portsmouth , England
1650
1650
Age 46
Kennebec Township, Maine
1655
1655
Age 51
Sheepscott, Kittery, Maine
1657
1657
Age 53
Kennebec Township, Maine
1658
1658
Age 54
Of Shalford, Essex, England
1659
1659
Age 55
Nequasset, ME, USA
1660
1660
Age 56
Sheepscott, Kittery, Maine
1662
1662
Age 58
Kennebec, Maine
1662
Age 58
Nequasset, Maine
1662
Age 58
Sheepscot, Maine