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Peregrine White

Nicknames: "Peregrine Fuller White"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ship MAYFLOWER, Cape Cod Harbor, Plimouth future Colony
Death: Died in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Cause of death: Fever
Place of Burial: Marshfield Hills Cemetery, Marshfield, Plymouth, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of William White, "Mayflower" Passenger and Susanna White, "Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Sarah White
Father of Daniel White; Infant White; Jonathan White; Peregrine White, Jr.; Sarah Tripp / Young and 2 others
Brother of Resolved White, "Mayflower" Passenger
Half brother of Infant Winslow; Edward Winslow; John Winslow; Josiah Winslow, Governor of Plymouth Colony and Elizabeth Curwen (Winslow)

Occupation: Captain, Lieutenant, Farmer, First English child born (while Mayflower was in harbor)., First English child born in Plymourh colony
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About Peregrine White

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /Peregrine White - Appointed Lt, Peregrine White of the Marshfield Militia During King Philips War.

Peregrine White

Peregrine White's cradle and Elder Brewster Chair

The Boston Newsletter of Monday, July 31, 1704 gives the following obituary: "Marshfield, July, 22 Capt.Peregrine White of this Town, Aged Eighty three years, and Eight Months; died the 20th Instant. He was vigorous and of a comly Aspect to the last; Was the S on of Mr. William White and Susanna his Wife;' born on board the "Mayflower", Capt. Jones Commander, in C ape Cod Harour, November 1620. Was the First Englishman born in New-England. Altho' he was in the former part of his Life extravagant; yet was much Reform'd in his last years; and died hopefully.: The place of his burial and that of most other "Mayflower" passengers in unknown.

Peregrine White (20 November 1620 aboard the Mayflower, docked at Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown, Massachusetts – 20 July 1704 in Marshfield, Massachusetts) was the first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World.

His parents, William and Susanna, named him "Peregrine", which means: "one who journeys to foreign lands" or "pilgrim." Soon after the landing, William died, and Susanna married Edward Winslow. Winslow adopted Peregrine and his older brother, Resolved, and made them his heirs. [1]

Records state that White held some minor civil and military posts. The records also mention that he and his now-wife Sarah were fined "for fornication before marriage or contract." [2] The couple married on 14 December 1646, and had 7 children. [3]

White traveled to England with Winslow, but returned to Massachusetts before his death at the age of eighty-three.

[edit] External links

   * "The General society of Mayflower descendants: meetings, officers and members arranged in state societies, ancestors and their descendants General Society of Mayflower Descendants (The De Vinne press, 1901), p. 441
   * World Connect page on Peregrine White Accessed 7 December 2009

[edit] See also

   * Virginia Dare‎

[edit] References

  1. ^ "The General society of Mayflower descendants: meetings, officers and members arranged in state societies, ancestors and their descendants General Society of Mayflower Descendants (The De Vinne press, 1901), 441. Accessed July 7, 2009 on Google Books
  2. ^ "Peregrine White in 17th Centurt Records" Pilgrim Hall.org Accessed 7 December 2009
  3. ^ World Connect page on Peregrine White Accessed 7 December 2009

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bdoyle795/1608.htm

Peregrine was born in the cabin of the "Mayflower" as she lay in the Cape Cod Harbor, November 20, 1620, and received his name from the fact that he was born during the journey or peregrination. The event is of historical interest, as he was the first child of English parents born in a New England colony, the first native of English parents. He was brought up in the family of Governor Edward Winslow in Plymouth colony. He came to Green Harbor with the Winslow family in 1632.

Peregrine settled on an estate given to him by Mr. Bassett, lying between North and South rivers and not far from the ocean. This tract was granted early to Bassett who was one of the land committee of the Plymouth colony and who became a large landowner. Mr. Bassett resided in Duxbury, Sandwich and Bridgewater. White settled in Marshfield. He was admitted a freeman in 1644. In 1637 he was one of the thirty volunteers from Plymouth Colony to help the Massachusetts Bay colonists in the Pequot war. He held various offices of trust and honor. He was a rater (assessor) from 1651 to 1655. In November 1651, they voted at the town meeting that Mr. White look to "all such persons as live disorderly in the township and give them warning in case they do not redress their course of life that he shall use such means to redress such abuses as he finds in such persons." He was a deputy to the general court in 1659 and 1673, a grand juror in 1660, a selectman in 1661, 1665, 1672. He was on a committee to lay out highways in 1667 and was one of the council of war in 1673, after which he had the title of captain. He died July 20, 1704, and his wife Sarah, January 20, 1711. His will was dated July 14, 1704, and is published in the "Mayflower Descendants."

The Boston Newsletter of Monday, July 31, 1704 gives the following obituary: "Marshfield, July 22, Capt. Peregrine White of this Town, Aged Eighty three years, and Eight Months; died the 20th Instant. He was vigorous and of a comly Aspect to the last; Was the S on of Mr. William White and Susanna his Wife;' born on board the "Mayflower", Capt. Jones Commander, in Cape Cod Harbour, November 1620. Was the First Englishman born in New-England. Altho he was in the former part of his Life extravagant; yet was much Reform'd in his last years; and died hopefully.: The place of his burial and that of most other "Mayflower" passengers in unknown.

Events:

   1. Will; 14 Jul 1704. The fourteenth day of July Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and four.
   I Peregrine White of Marshfield in ye County of Plimouth in New England Being aged and under many Weaknesses and Bodily Infirmities But of Sound disposing mind and memory praises be Rendered to Almighty God therefore yet in dayly Expectation of my Great Change Do herefore hereby make and Declare this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and making null any former Will or Wils by me heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament and no other--
   Imprimis I Humbly Commit my Soul to Almighty God that Gave it and my Body to decent Buriall and it Shall Please him to take me hence And Touching my Worldy Estate which it hath pleased the Lord to Bless me with my Will and meaning is that ye same Shall be imployed and disposed as followeth that is to say after my just debts and funerall expenses are payd and discharged by my Executors hereafter named and same shall be Imployed as herein is expressed Item I Give and Bequeath to Sarah my welbeloved Wife all my Goods and Chattels not otherways disposed of by this my Will the same to be for her Support and Comfort for and during ye term of her naturall Life. Item I having already by Deed under my hand and Seal Dated the 19th day of August 1674 Given and Confirmed to my Eldest Son Daniel White my Tenement or Homestead with other my land and Rights of Land in ye Township of Marshfield with ye Exceptions and Reservations therein mentioned--All which lands and premisses I hereby futher Confirm unto him according to ye true meaning of ye said Deed And I do hereby further Give and Bequeath to my said Son Daniell my Great table and fourms my Joynworke Bedstead and Cupboard Also I give unto my said son Daniel ye one moiety or half of my lands and Rights of land in ye Township of Middleborough Always provided that in Consideration thereof he the said Daniel Keep for the use of my said wife both Sumer and Winter one Cow during ye life of my said wife Item I having enjoyned ye said Daniel to pay unto my Daughters Sarah and Mercy each of them ye sum of Ten pounds as in ye above Recited Deed is mentioned. It is my will tha twhat is behind and unpaid by him be duly paid to them out of his Estate according to ye meaning of ye said Deed. Item I Give and Bequeath the other moiety or half my land and Rights of land in ye Township of Middleborough to my two sons Jonathan and Peregrine to be equally parted betweene them I further Give to my said son Jonathan my Rapier and to his Eldest son I Give my Gun. Item It is my will that all my said Goods and Chattels that shall be remaining at my wife her decease be Equally parted between my four children namely Jonathan Peregrine Sarah and Mercy And further it is my will that Sarah my wife enjoy that part of ye Dwelling house that I now live in and enjoy And I hereby Give her the one third of ye Rents and profits of ye land contayned in ye above Recited Deed to hold to her during ye term of her Naturall life. And lastly I hereby nominate and Appoint my said Wife and my said Eldest Son Daniel joynt Executors of this my last Will and Testament And do Request my Good friends and Neighbors Samuel Sprague Senior and John Dogget to be overseers thereof and be helpfull in ye advising of my wife to such methods as may conduce to her comfortable subsistance while she lives In Testimony whereof and in confirmation of ye promisses I ye said Peregrine White have hereunto set my hand and seal on ye Day and year above Written. Item before sealing I Give to Each of my sd Daughters one painted chair and a cushion.
   Signed sealed and Declared In ye Presence of
   Saml Sprague Thomas Dogget
   Mary Joyce her mark
   P W The mark of Peregrine White

Marriage Information:

   Peregrine married Sarah BASSETT, daughter of William BASSETT and Elizabeth TILDEN, on 24 Dec 1646 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA. (Sarah BASSETT was born about 1630 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA and died on 20 Jan 1710/11 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., MA 2 6.)
  Marriage Notes:
   On 6 March 1648/49 Peregrine White and his wife Sarah, both of Marshfield, were fined for fornication before marriage.

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First born of the English on board the 'MAYFLOWER' while anchored in Cape Cod Harbor. His third son, Jonathan, born June 4, 1658 is the ancestor of the White families of yarmouth.

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Born on the Mayflower in Provincetown Harbor

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Peregrine White was born 20 November 1620 aboard the Mayflower, docked at Provincetown Harbor, Provincetown, Massachusetts and was the first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World.

His parents, William and Susanna, named him "Peregrine", which means: "one who journeys to foreign lands" or "pilgrim." Soon after the landing, William died, and Susanna married Edward Winslow. Winslow adopted Peregrine and his older brother, Resolved, and made them his heirs.

Records state that White held some minor civil and military posts. The records also mention that he and his now-wife Sarah were fined "for fornication before marriage or contract." The couple married on 14 December 1646, and had 7 children.

White traveled to England with Winslow, but returned to Massachusetts before his death at the age of eighty-three.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_White

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Peregrine White (November 20, 1620-July 20, 1704) was the first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World. He was born in Provincetown Harbor to William and Susanna White, before the passengers of the Mayflower had decided where they would settle. Aboard the Mayflower with his parents was his older brother Resolved, who was about five at the time. "Peregrine" means "one who journeys to foreign lands," or, more simply, it is a French and Middle English word for "pilgrim." Soon after the landing, his father died, and his mother remarried Edward Winslow. It was the first wedding in the New World. Winslow later adopted Peregrine and made him an heir.

White's name appears frequently in the records of the colonists. He was an esteemed member of the community as the first child born in New England. He later became a citizen of the settlement of Marshfield, Massachusetts, and held some minor civil and military offices.

White died in 1704 at the age of eighty-three.

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Born aboard the Mayflower

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Peregrine White (November 20, 1620-July 20, 1704) was the first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World. He was born in Provincetown Harbor to William and Susanna White, before the passengers of the Mayflower had decided where they would settle.

Aboard the Mayflower with his parents was his older brother Resolved, who was about five at the time. "Peregrine" means "one who journeys to foreign lands," or, more simply, it is a French and Middle English word for "pilgrim." Soon after the landing, his father died, and his mother remarried Edward Winslow. It was the first wedding in the New World. Winslow later adopted Peregrine and made him an heir.[1]

White's name appears frequently in the records of the colonists. He was an esteemed member of the community as the first child born in New England. He later became a citizen of the settlement of Marshfield, Massachusetts, and held some minor civil and military offices.[2]

White returned to England with his stepfather (probably in 1646) and stayed there. His descendents in the UK have a family tree down to the present day that shows the generations in between and a good deal else. Among the families with whom White's descendents were to form connections are that of John Harrison, winner of the Longitude Prize, and that of Elias Durnford, who laid out Pensacola, and Anthony Durnford, whose death in the Zulu War remains a subject of controversy.

White died in 1704 at the age of eighty-three.

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Mayflower

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1620, December 7-10: Born on the Mayflower, Cape Cod Harbor.

Residence: Marshfield, MA.

1637- Military Service: Pequot War.

Sibling: Resolved born circa 1615.

Died 1704, July 20 or 22.

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William White brought his 7-months pregnant wife Susanna, and son Resolved on the Mayflower. Susanna gave birth to Peregrine onboard the Mayflower in Provincetown Harbor in early December, 1621. The name Peregrine means wanderer, traveller, or foreigner

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Born on the Mayflower. -------------------- This may be the same Peregrine White who was the first English child born to Pilgrims in the New World. -------------------- Peregrine (meaning "wanderer") White was born on the Mayflower at harbor in America on November 20, before the settlement at Plymouth -------------------- Peregrine White (November 20, 1620-July 20, 1704) was the first English child born to the Pilgrims in the New World. He was born in Provincetown Harbor to William and Susanna White, before the passengers of the Mayflower had decided where they would settle.

Aboard the Mayflower with his parents was his older brother Resolved, who was about five at the time. "Peregrine" means "one who journeys to foreign lands," or, more simply, it is a French and Middle English word for "pilgrim." Soon after the landing, his father died, and his mother remarried Edward Winslow. It was the first wedding in the New World. Winslow later adopted Peregrine and made him an heir.[1]

White's name appears frequently in the records of the colonists. He was an esteemed member of the community as the first child born in New England. He later became a citizen of the settlement of Marshfield, Massachusetts, and held some minor civil and military offices.[2]

White returned to England with his stepfather (probably in 1646) and stayed there. His descendents in the UK have a family tree down to the present day that shows the generations in between and a good deal else. Among the families with whom White's descendents were to form connections are that of John Harrison, winner of the Longitude Prize, and that of Elias Durnford, who laid out Pensacola, and Anthony Durnford, whose death in the Zulu War remains a subject of controversy.

White died in 1704 at the age of eighty-three.

-------------------- Added by Elwin Nickerson II about My Great Uncle-Peregrine White : His Death

[From the Vital Records of Marshfield, Mass.] : "Capt Perigrine White deceas July ye 20: 1704." Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 8, p. 177.

[The death of Peregrine White was noted in the Boston News-Letter for Monday 31 July 1704 :] "Marshfield, July 22, Capt. Peregrine White of this Town, Aged Eighty three years, and Eight Months; died the 20th Instant. He was vigorous and of a comly Aspect to the last; Was the Son of Mr William White and susanna his Wife; born on board the Mayflower, Capt. Jones Commander, in Cape Cod Harbour, November 1620. was the First Englishman born in New-England. Altho’ he was in the former part of his Life extravagant ; yet was much Reform’d in his last years ; and died hopefully."

[The death of Peregrine White’s oldest daughter Sarah White Young was noted in the Boston Weekly News-Letter for Friday 29 August 1755 with reference to Peregrine :] "Saturday August 9th died at Scituate, in the 92d Year of her Age, Mrs. Sarah Young, the virtuous Widow of Mr. Thomas Young, and eldest Daughter of That Mr. Peregrine White of Marshfield, who was the First Born English Child in New-England : Being Son of William and Susannah White, born on board the Ship in Cape-Cod Harbour, in the latter Part of Nov. 1620, in which Governor Carver and the Rest of our Plimouth Planters came to New-England, before the Ship left said Harbour and set sail for said Plimouth. Said Peregrine White liv’d in great Health and Vigour to the 84th Year of his Age, when a Fever carried Him off on July 22, 1704, as our News-Letter soon after inform’d the Publick : And this his Eldest Daughter was Born at Marshfield in Oct. 1663, enjoy’d her Senses and Health in good measure, till towards her End, and left four Sons surviving. Two observable Instances of the Long Lives of the very first and second Race of Children born in this happy Country." Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 24, p. 128-129.

another source:

New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the ..., Volume 3

edited by William Richard Cutter

-------------------- Peregrine was born on the Mayflower while in Cape Cod Harbor. -------------------- Note found on findagrave.com 7/2/2014:

Peregrine was born in December 1620 aboard the Mayflower-1. He was the son of William White and Susanna. Peregrine died on 22 July 1704 at Marshfield, Massachusetts, at age 83.1

"Before the End of November Susanna Wife of William White was delivered of a Son, who is called Peregrine being the first Born since their arrival and I conclude the first of the European Extract in New England." Thomas Prince, New England Chronology, 1736.

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Peregrine White, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

1620
November 19, 1620
Cape Cod Harbor, Plimouth future Colony
1646
December 24, 1646
Age 26
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1647
December 24, 1647
Age 27
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1648
March 6, 1648
Age 27

At the 6 March 1648/9 court Peregrine White and Sara his wife, both of Marshfield, were presented for fornication before marriage.

1649
November 1, 1649
Age 28
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1651
1651
Age 30
1658
June 4, 1658
Age 37
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1661
1661
Age 40
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
1663
October 1663
Age 42
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1667
1667
Age 46
Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts