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Resolved White

Birthplace: Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Death: Died in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Winslow Cemetery, Marshfield, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of William White, "Mayflower" Passenger and Susanna Winslow, "Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Judith White and Abigail White
Father of William White; John White; Samuel White; Sylvannus White; Resolved White, Jr. and 4 others
Brother of Peregrine White, "Mayflower" Passenger
Half brother of Infant Winslow; Edward Winslow; John Winslow; Josiah Winslow, Governor of Plymouth Colony and Elizabeth Curwen (Winslow)

Occupation: Passenger on Mayflower ?
Managed by: Christian Aaron PERKS
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About Resolved White

Resolved WHITE - RIN:18524 (William ) was born on 9 Sep 1616. He died on 19 Sep 1687 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Resolved married (1) Judith VASSALL - RIN:9703 daughter of William VASSALL Pilgrim of The Blessing - RIN:5413 and Ann KING - RIN:198 on 5 Nov 1640 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. Judith was born about 1619 in Stepheny, Middlesex County, England. She died on 3 Apr 1670 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.

They had the following children:

  • 4 M i William WHITE - RIN:32784 was born on 18 Apr 1642 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
  • 5 M ii John WHITE - RIN:16276 was born on 11 Mar 1643/1644 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
  • + 6 M iii Samuel WHITE - RIN:13198 was born on 13 Mar 1645/1646. He died on 20 Sep 1720.
  • 7 M iv Resolved WHITE - RIN:32783 was born on 12 Nov 1647 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. He died in 1670 in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
  • 8 F v Anna WHITE - RIN:18176 was born on 5 Jun 1649 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
  • 9 F vi Elizabeth WHITE - RIN:28703 was born on 4 Jun 1652 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
  • 10 M vii Josiah WHITE - RIN:10166 was born on 29 Sep 1654 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
  • 11 F viii Susannah WHITE - RIN:26430 was born in 1656 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts


Resolved married (2) Abigail LORD - RIN:11785 on 5 Oct 1674 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.


Passenger on the Mayflower


Came over from England on The Mayflower




Resolved White came to America with his parents on the Mayflower in 1620. See Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Thirteen, Third Edition, published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants 2006.


Resolved White was the son of William White and Susannah Fuller.1,2 On 5 November 1640 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Resolved married Judith Vassall.2 On 5 October 1674 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Resolved married Abigail Lord.2 Resolved White died about 1680.2

Children of Resolved White and Judith Vassall

   * William White (18 Apr 1642 - )2
   * John White (11 Mar 1644 - )2
   * Samuel White (13 Mar 1646 - )2
   * Resolved White (12 Nov 1647 - 1670)2
   * Anna White (5 Jun 1649 - )2
   * Elizabeth White+ (4 Jun 1652 - )1,2
   * Josiah White (29 Sep 1654 - )2
   * Susannah White (1656 - )2


  1. McTeer, Frances Davis and Frederick C. Warner. "Descendants of Reuben Powers of Shutesbury, Mass", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (October 1969).
  2. Landis, John T. Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages. 1922. Reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985.


Resolve was born in Leyden, Holland and came with his father William, mother Anna (nee Fuller) on the Mayflower to America. His father William died in the first year and Anna then married the second governor or Mass., Edward Winslow


Resolved White came on the maiden voyage of the Mayflower at about the age of five, with parents William and Susanna White. He was raised by step-father Edward Winslow following the death of his father William and remarriage of his mother in 1621. They moved to Marshfield in the 1630s, and later moved to Scituate . April 8, 1640 Resolved married Judith Vassall, the daughter of William and Ann (King) Vassall. Resolved White's stepfather Edward Winslow wrote a pamphlet in 1647 entitled New England's Salamander Discovered, where the notorious and slanderous "salamander" was apparently William Vassall the father of his daughter-in-law.

Resolved died about 1680 and Judith died April 3, 1670. They had six children:

1. William White born April 10, 1642;

2. Jon White born March 11, 1644;

3. Samuel White born March 13, 1646,

4. Resolve White born November 12, 1647;

5. Anna White born June 4, 1649;

6. Elizabeth White born June 4, 1652.

Resolved White moved his family back to Marshfield in the early 1660s, and Judith died and was buried there on 3 April 1670.

Resolved then remarried to the widowed Abigail Lord in 1674 in Salem, MA. He was a soldier in King Philip's War of 1676, and became a freeman in Salem in 1680 before moving back to Marshfield a couple years later. He died sometime not too long after 1687, presumably in Marshfield.


Resolved White was born circa 1615 at Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.1 He was the son of William White and Susanna White, Mrs..1 Resolved White accompanied the immigration of William White between 6 September 1620 and 11 November 1620 to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts; Onboard the Mayflower. Resolved White married Judith Vassall, daughter of William Vassall and Ann Vassall, Mrs., on 5 November 1640 at Scituate, Massachusetts; His 1st.1 Resolved White married Abigail Lord on 5 October 1674 at Salem, Massachusetts; His 2nd.1 Resolved White died after 19 September 1687.


brother of Parigrine White who was born on the Mayflower


Resolved White came to America as a boy of 6 years with his parents William and Susanna (Fuller) White, on the Mayflower (per Descendants of Lawrence and Cassandra Southwick of Salem, MA).

After the death of his father and the subsequent remarriage of his mother to Edward Winslow of Droitwich, England, he and his brother went to live with his stepfather and his children. It is likely that he moved with his stepfather and family to Marshfield 1637. He was 22 at the time. He did not stay with them long however. In 1638, he is shown as owning lands in Scituate half a mile south of the harbor. He later sold these lands to Lt. Isaac Buck. Scituate is about 10 miles north of Marshfield.

He appeared on the List of those able to bear arms in New Plymouth for Scituate in 1643 along with his father-in-law, Wm. Vassal and his brother-in-law, John Vassal.

Resolved was one of the last 3 Mayflower survivors in 1690 - he died later that year. He is probably buried in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

In 1640, the same year that they were married, the Court at Plymouth set off to Resolved 100 acres of land adjoining his fther-in-law's property. In 1662, he sold this land and moved to Marshfield where he settled near his mother and brother, Peregrine, on the South River.

Of their eight children, only William remained in Marshfield. All the rest moved out of the area, some even to Barbadoes where their grandfather Vassal's family lived. Resolved had been one of the original 26 purchasers of the first precinct of Middleboro in 1662 from the Indian Chief Wampatuck, and it is probable that some of his children took up these holdings.

He went to Barbadoes to look after his father-in-law's estates after the old gentleman died.

Resolved White of Scituate in New Plymouth in New England, gentleman, and his wife Judith, daughter of William Vassall of this Island, Esq., sell to Nicholas Ware of St. Michael's, merchant, all of his one fifth of two thirds of William Vassall's plantation in St. Michael's, on the west side of the gulf or river [ i.e. the river that rund through Bridgetown ], and all other lands inherited from said Vassal except that land where Vassal formerly lived in New England, lying in the townships of Scituate and Marshfield in New Plymouth or any other part of New England. Dated 3/17/1656/7; acknowledged by Resolved White's wife 3/20/1656/7; entered 3/24/1656/7.

Resolved witnessed a deed of sale from Mary Vassall of Barbados to here brother-in-law, Nicholas Ware of St. Michael's, merchant of her share in her father William Vassall's plantation in St. Michael's, 5/11/1657.

[Barbadian Notes by G. Andrews Moriarty, Vol. 67, Oct., 1913, pp. 360-371 and from One Branch of the White Family, p. 5-6.]

These records show that Resolved White was in Barbadoes in 3/1656/7 and 5/1657 - the only record of a Mayflower passenger being in Barbadoes. -------------------- Arrived On The MAYFLOWER-Born Probably In HOLLAND C 1615. Married 1640- Scituate, Massachusetts Resolved White was the son of William and Susanna White. He sailed on the ship "Mayflower" with his parents to America. His brother Peregrine was born in a cabin on the "Mayflower" while it was docked in the harbor. His father died shortly after and his mother married fellow passenger Edward Winslow. Resolved married Judith Vassall in Marshfield, MA. They had 8 children together. After Judith's death he married Abigail Lord in 1674.

  • Resolved and wife Judith's names are on memorial marker. This marker is dedicated to early settlers of Green Harbor.

-------------------- Resolved White was a young boy, perhaps five years old, when he journeyed to Plymouth on the Mayflower with his parents, William and Susanna White. The Whites had been part of the English Separatist congregation in Leiden, Holland, but it is not known when they joined the congregation (or if Resolved was born in England or in Holland). Resolved's younger brother, Peregrine, was born on board the Mayflower while it was anchored in Provincetown harbor.

His father, William, died the first winter.  His mother remarried in April of 1621; Resolved's new stepfather was Edward Winslow.
The family, at first, lived in Plymouth.  Edward Winslow was granted land in Marshfield, to the north, in 1632.  For several years, the family probably spent their summers on the farm in Marshfield, returning to Plymouth in the winter.  In 1636, the Winslow/White family settled permanently in Marshfield.
In 1640, at approximately age 25, Resolved married Judith Vassall, daughter of William Vassall of Scituate.  (Scituate is directly north of Marshfield.)  The couple had eight children: William, John, Samuel, Resolved, Anna, Elizabeth, Josiah and Susanna.  The family lived first in Scituate and, later, in Marshfield.  Judith died in 1670.

Another source:

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

edited by William Richard Cutter

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Resolved White, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

September 9, 1615
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
September 16, 1620
Age 5
Southampton, England
Age 4
Plympton, Massachusetts, USA
Age 4


March 21, 1621
Age 5
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

On March 21, 1621, all surviving passengers, who had inhabited the ship during the winter, moved ashore at Plymouth, and on April 5, the Mayflower, a privately commissioned vessel, returned to England.

April 8, 1640
Age 24
April 10, 1642
Age 26
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
March 11, 1644
Age 28
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts
March 13, 1646
Age 30
Scituate, MA, USA
March 13, 1646
Age 30
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts