Nicholas White, Sr. (1618 - 1697) MP

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Birthplace: Rochester, Kent, England
Death: Died in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Nicholas White, Sr.

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Retrieved from http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=halldb&id=I3004 8/5/2008

Nicholas was one of the early Settlers of Taunton. When and how he came to New England is not known. He was made a freeman in Dorchester in 1643, and about that time he married Susanna. At the time, he was 25 years of age. In 1647, he bought from Henry Woolcot a tract of land in that part of Dorchester which was called Uncaty, now the town of Milton. He cleared a part of it and built a house, but before he was able to enjoy the benefits of his labor, he was sued by a Mr. Hutchinson, who claimed a prior title. Hutchinson obtained judgment and ousted him from the premises. However, a Dorchester history entry of 21 May 1656 indicates that Nicholas regained his property. In 1657, he was included in the list of the inhabitants of Taunton who had taken the "oath of fidelity." in 1668, Nicholas, his son Nicholas, and his son-in-law, Samuel Hall, were members of a company which purchased a large tract of land, the Taunton North Purchase. In 1672, they were among the associateds who bought the Taunton South Purchase from King Philip, an Indian leader.

The following entry is of quaint interest:

1672/74, Mch. 4. Vol. V, p79 P C: "Nicholas White Seni, of Taunton, stands bound unto the Court in the penall sume of L20:5d." This marked "Released." Jaell Smith had charged him and Thomas Jones "to have comitted uncleanes with her." She was fined L10; the men's cases being adjourned twice without judgment being of record anymore than the above "released" endorsement.

Another entry of interest is as follows:

1677, July 3. Vol. V, p. 162 P C: "Nicholas White, of Taunton, for selling liquor to the Indians severall times Contrary to the law of this govermnemt, was fineds the sume of thirty pounds, to the collonies use."

Nicholas died in 1697 and his estate was divided between his three sons,

Nicholas (d. 1727/28), John (1649-1726), and Joseph (d. 1724) and his daughter, Elizabeth Hall (b. 1643).

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Children

  1. Elizabeth White, b. Jun 09, 1643, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; d. 1707, Taunton, Bristol, MA.
  2. Joseph White, b. 1645, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; d. Oct 1724, Taunton, Bristol, MA.
  3. John White, b. 1649, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; d. Sep 03, 1726, Taunton, Bristol, MA.
  4. Nicholas White, JR., b. Abt. 1650, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA; d. Jan 18, 1727/28, Boston, Suffolk, MA.
  5. Son White, b. Abt. 1651; d. Unknown.
  6. Child White, b. Abt. 1653; d. Unknown.
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Nicholas White, Sr.'s Timeline

1618
February 28, 1618
Rochester, Kent, England
1643
March 1643
Age 25
Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
June 9, 1643
Age 25
Dorchester (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1646
1646
Age 27
Hingham, Middlesex, MA
1648
1648
Age 29
Weymouth, MA, USA
1649
1649
Age 30
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1651
1651
Age 32
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1652
1652
Age 33
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1653
1653
Age 34
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1697
May 1697
Age 79
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts