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Robert W. White, Jr.

Also Known As: "Robert Whighte"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Shalford, Essex, England
Death: Died in Messing, Essex, England
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Son of unknown father of Robert White of Messing and unknown mother of Robert White of Messing
Husband of Bridget White
Father of Sarah Bowtell; Nathaniel White; Daniel White; Mary Loomis; Elizabeth Goodwin and 4 others

Occupation: yeoman, Town Proprietor, Christening: 17 May 1560, Yeoman
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About Robert White, of Messing

Robert White

was born in Essex, England, on Tuesday, June 24, 1561, and died in Essex in 1617. His name was also spelled Robert Whighte. He was buried in Shalford, Essex, on June 17, 1617. Bridget Allgar was baptized in Shalford, Essex, England, on Wednesday, March 11, 1562, and died in Shalford after June 24, 1605. They were married in Shalford on Thursday, June 24, 1585. She took the name Bridget White. She is the daughter of William and Margaret (Parye) Allgar. They had eight children:

  • i. Daniel White was born in Essex. Since Robert White made Daniel the joint executor with his wife, Bridget, it may be inferred that he was the eldest son and possibly of a former wife.
  • ii. Sarah White was baptized in Shalford on March 8, 1585. She married James Bowtell of Little Sailinge, county Essex.
  • iii. Nathaniel White was baptized in Shalford on April 30, 1587.
  • iv. Mary White was baptized in Shalford on August 24, 1590, and died in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, on August 23, 1652. She and Joseph Loomis of Braintree (England) were married in 1614 in Shalford. They lived next door to her sister, Anna Porter, and her husband in Connecticut. They had a son, Joseph Loomis.
  • v. Elizabeth White was baptized in Shalford on March 6, 1591/2, and died in Farmingham, Hartford, Connecticut, on May 17, 1667. She married William Goodwin of Bocking in Shalford on November 7, 1616.
  • vi. Anna White [#2563]: She was baptized in Shalford on July 13, 1600, and died in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1647.
  • vii. Bridget White was baptized in Shalford on August 18, 1594.
  • viii. John White was born in Shalford.

Robert White was a yeoman; that is, he was not a member of the nobility but did own a small amount of land (small compared to a typical nobleman's estate). He was wealthy and appears to have lived in Shalford from his marriage until a few months before his death. Shalford is about two miles south of Wethersfield.

In his will, Robert White bequeathes 40 shillings to Mr. Richard Rogers, preacher of God's word at Withersfield in Essex. Therefore, it is likely that he was friendly to the non-conformists and attended some of their services. A like bequest to Bartholomew Scrivener, minister of the Church of God in Messing, implies that he was also interested in the established church (or was covering all of the bases). His bequest of 40s to the poor people of Messing and nothing to the poor of Shalford where he is supposed to have lived most of his life, opens the possibility that he was born in Messing.

Robert WHITE

Birth:   Abt 1558   
 Shalford & Messing, Essex, England   
Christening:   17 May 1560   
 Shalford, Essex, England   
Death:   1617   
 Messing, Essex, England   
Burial:   17 Jun 1617   
 Messing, Essex, England   

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Parents [UNKNOWN]

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Marriage(s)

Spouse:  Mrs. Robert White (AFN: PDFB-WW)  Family  
Marriage:  Abt 1580  
 Of Messing, Essex, England  
   
Spouse:  Bridget ALLGAR (AFN: 2VDR-9S)  Family  
Marriage:  24 Jun 1585  
 Shalford, Essex, England 

-------------------- Robert WHITE - bur. Jun. 17, 1617, Messing, Essex, England. Said [INCORRECTLY] to be the son of Robert WHITE (b. South Pemerton; d. 1600) and Alice, grandson of Richard WHITE (b. Hillariance; d. May 6, 1578) married Helen (1523-1580), and great-grandson of Thomas WHITE (b. Meriot) married Agnes RICHARDS.

His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard ROGERS, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew SCRIVENER, an established church minister. Robert's will names his wife and all his children. Son Daniel and wife Bridget were named executors, and John CHRISTMAS (Sr.) and William LEVETT were witnesses. Also named are three sons in law (James BOWTELL, Joseph LOOMIS, and William GOODWIN), Ralph BETT ("my kinsman and servant"), and Joseph DIGBIE ("my servant"). The three unmarried children, Bridget, Anna, and John, were bequeathed money on the condition that they obtain the consent of their mother, and of Joseph LOOMIS and William GOODWIN, before marriage (100 marks to each daughter, and 200 marks to John). It is possible that Daniel was the son of a first wife, prior to Robert's marriage to Bridget on Jun. 24, 1585 at Shalford, Essex.

Will of Robert White - May 27, 1617
  In the name of God amen. May the seaven and twentyeth in the fifteenth yeareof the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god Kinge ofEngland, France, and Ireland defender of the faith etc and of Scotland thefifyeth. In the yeare of our Lord god 1617 I Robert White of Messinge in thecountye of Essex yeoman, beinge of good and pfect remembrance, doe make this mylast will and testament, in manner and forme followinge.   Imprimis. I comend my soule unto the hands of god almightey my mostfaythfull creator redemer and sanctifier and my bodie to be buryed in theparish church or church yeard of Messinge, at the discretion of mine executors.   Item I give and bequeath unto the poore people of Messinge fortye shillingsof lawful mony of England, to be distributed amongst them, at ye discretion ofmine executors and the minister of Messinge, within one month next after mydepture from this naturall life.   Item I give and bequeath unto Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of gods word atWithersfield in Essex aforesaid; and to Bartholomew Scrivener Minister of thechurch of god in Messinge aforenamed to each of them the several summe offortey shillings of like lawfull monie, to be payd unto them within two monthesnext after my departure.   Item I give and bequeath unto mine eldest daughter Sarah, the wife of JamesBowtell of little Sallinge, the summe of fifteene punds of lawfull mony ofEngland, to be paid within fower years next after my depture.   Item I give and bequeath unto Jeames Bowtell the younger, son of my saiddaughter Sarah Bowtell, the summe of five pounds of good and lawfull mony ofEngland, to be paid unto him when he shall come to ye sixteenth yeare of hisage.   Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Marie the wife of Joseph Lummis ofBranetree, one pewter platter.   Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of WilliamGooddinge of Bockinge the summe of fortye markes of like lawfull monye withinone yeare next after my depture, to be paid unto hir.   Item I five and beueath unto my daughter Bridgett White the sum of onehundred marks of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto hir upon the day of hirmarriage, provided that she my said daughter Bridgett shall not bewtow hirselfe in marryage without the approbation and consent of my two sonnes in lawJoseph Lummys and William Goodinge formrly mentioned, and of my wife BridgettWhite or the consent of two of them whereof my wife to be one of the twaine.But yf it happen that shee marrye without the consent aforesaid then I give hironly the summe of thirtye pounds of like lawful monie.   Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna White the summe of onehundredth markes of like lawfull mony: to be paid unto hir upon ye day of hirmarriage, yf soe be she shall bestow hir selfe in marriage, accordinge to thelikinge and consent of my two fornamed sonnes in law, and my wife, as isaforesaid. But yf it soe fall out, as that she my said daughter Anna shallmarrye without the consent and approbation formerly mentioned, then I give andbequeath hir only the summe of thirtey pounds of like and lawfull monie.   Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Nathaniell White the sume of fortiepounds of like lawfull monye, wherof my will is that twenty pounds shalbe paidwithin one yeare next after my depture, and the other twentye pounds to be paidunto him within two years next after my said depture oute of this naturalllife.   Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John White the summe of two hundredthpounds of like lawfull lmonie to be paid him when he shall come to ye years ofone and twentye of his age; yett provided that my said sonne John shall notbestow himselfe in marriage without the approbation and consent of my aforesaidtwo sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and William Goodinge, and my wife his mother.And yf it soe fall oute that this my son John shall match him selfe contraryeto the good likinge and consent aforesaid, then I give and bequeath unto himonlye as his full portion the summe of one hundred pounds of like lawfullmonye.   Item my mind and will is, that yf any of my foresaid children that areunmarried shall depte this naturall life before the tymes appointed for thepaymt of their portions; or yf any of them shall marrye contrarye to theconsent and approbation mentioned, then such summe or summes of monie (as shallremaine and accrew, eyther by their death or disobeydience) shall be equallydevided amongste the rest of my children whither marryed or unmarried, pte andparte like.   Item I give and bequeath unto my said son John White the loyned standingebedstead wch is in the parlour, wth the featherbed, flockbed, bolster coueringewth other furneyture thereunto belonginge; alsoe the presse cupbourd thecupbourd table and newest chest. all wch are in the said ploure to be deliveredhim after the death of my said wife Bridgett White, or instead thereof thesumme of twenty marks of like lawfull monye.   Item I constitute and ordaine my aforesaid sonnes in law Joseph Lumys andWilliam Goodinge supuisors of this my last will and testament and doe give untoeach of them the severall summes of fortey shillings of like lawfull mony:towards their charge and paines in seinge this my will executed according to myminde.   Item I five and bequeath unto Ralph Bett the younger my kinsman and servantthe summe of five pounds of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto him within oneyeare next after my depture.   Item I give and bequeath unto Joseph Digbie my servant, twentye shillings oflike lawfull monye, to be paidwithin one yeare next after my depture.   Item all the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my wifeBridgett White, and to my sonne Daniell White whome I constitute and ordaynethe ioynte executors of this my last will and testament, hopinge they willfaithfullye execute this my will accordinge to the trust reposed in them.   In witness whereof I have hereunto sett myne hand and seale the daye andyeare first mentioned.   In presence of us:   John Christmas ye elders (+) marke   William Levett.   Probatu fuit Testamentu apud Kelvedon vicesimo Die mensis Junii 1617.

[Transcribed from THE GOODWINS OF HARTFORD, by James J. Goodwin and Frank F. Starr (1891) as published in the NEHGR Vol. 55 (1901), pp. 29-31]

-------------------- His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard Rogers, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew Scrivener an established church minister. He seems to have lived in Shalford most of the time after his marriage. He was very wealthy and gave money to the church and the poor. The baptisms of nearly all of his children and the marriages of his daughters are recorded there. All the children came to America. -------------------- Ancestor of presidents Fillmore, Grant, Hayes, Cleveland, and Ford.

Robert White of Messing, yeoman, died in 1617. He was a rich man. He seems to have lived in Shalford in Essex most of the time from June 1585 until a few months before his death. The baptisms of nearly all his children are there recorded, and also the marriage of his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. It was the home of his wife, where she was baptized in 1562, and where her father, William Allgar the elder, was buried in 1575.

    His bequest of 40 shillings to "Mr. Richard Rogers, preacher of God's word at Withersfield in Essex," renders it probable that he was friendly to non-conformists, and that he had often listened to this awakening preacher. His bequest of 40 shillings to the poor of Messing, while ignoring Shalford, where he lived for many years, creates the suspicion that perhaps Messing was his birthplace. 4
    At least four of Robert Whites children would emigrate to New England. Through them Robert White and Bridget Allgar left a notable line of New England descendants through John Porter and Joseph Loomis of Windsor, and William Goodwin and John White of Hartford. Among some of their descendants we find William Williams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, at least three presidents, and the Wright Brothers. 

RADICALS

BROWN John (1800-1859), abolitionist, addressed as Capt., called Old Brown of Osawatomie, leader of raid at Harpers Ferry, VA, convicted and hanged for treason, commemorated in the marching song "John Brown's Body."

Owen BROWN (1771-1856) and Ruth MILLS (1771-1808) John BROWN (1728-1776) and Hannah OWEN (1740-1831) [see below] John BROWN (1700-1790) and Mary EGGLESTON (1702-1789) John BROWN (1668-1728) and Elizabeth LOOMIS (1671-1723) John LOOMIS (1622-1688) and Elizabeth SCOTT (1625-1696) Joseph LOOMIS (1590-1658) and Mary WHITE (1590-1652) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGAR (b. 1562)

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

WRIGHT Wilbur(1867-1912) and Orville(1871-1948), brothers, inventors of airplane, and aviation industry pioneers.

Milton WRIGHT and Susan Catharine KOERNER Dan WRIGHT, Jr. and Catharine REEDER Dan WRIGHT and Sarah FREEMAN Edmund FREEMAN and Sarah PORTER John PORTER and Abigail ARNOLD Experience PORTER and Abigail WILLIAMS Samuel PORTER (1626-1689) and Hannah STANLEY (1639-1708) John PORTER (1590-1648) and Anna WHITE (b. 1600) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGAR (b. 1562)

Lee DeFOREST (1873-1961), inventor with over 300 patents in electronic communications, pioneer in radio broadcasting, and exhibitor of sound motion pictures in 1923.

Henry Swift DeFOREST and Anna Margaret ROBBINS Lee DeFOREST and Cynthia Storrs SWIFT [see below] Gideon DeFOREST and Hannah BIRDSEYE Joseph DeFOREST and Susannah MILLS Pelatiah MILLS and Martha CHAPMAN Peter MILLS, Jr. and Joanna PORTER John PORTER III and Joanna GAYLORD John PORTER, Jr. and Mary STANLEY John PORTER and Anna WHITE Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALLGAR (b. 1562)

Cynthia Storrs SWIFT and Lee DeFOREST George SWIFT and Eunice STORRS Benjamin STORRS and Olive MACKRALL Huckins STORRS and Eunice PORTER Experience PORTER and Abigail WILLIAMS Samuel PORTER and Hannah STANLEY John PORTER (d. 1648) and ANNA WHITE (b. 1600) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALLGAR (b. 1562)

SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION

WILLIAMS William (1731-1811), Revolutionary patriot and Signer of the Declaration of Independence. [He was from CT]

Rev. Solomon WILLIAMS (1700-1776) and Mary PORTER (1703-1785) Samuel PORTER (1660-1722) and Joanna COOK (1665-1713) Samuel PORTER (1626-1699) and Hannah STANLEY (1639-1708) John PORTER (d. 1648) and Anna WHITE (b. 1600) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGER (b. 1562)

PRESIDENTS

FILLMORE Millard (1800-1874), 13th U. S. President, Vice President, NY Controller, Representative, attorney, and teacher, married Abigail POWERS (1798-1853), 11th First Lady.

Nathaniel FILLMORE (1771-1863) and Phoebe MILLARD (1781-1831) Abiathar MILLARD (1744-1811) and Tabitha HOPKINS (b. 1745) Ebenezer HOPKINS (1699-1784) and Susanna MESSENGER (b. 1704) Ebenezer HOPKINS (1668-1711) and Mary BUTLER (1670-1744) Samuel BUTLER (1641-1692) and Elizabeth OLMSTED (d. 1681) Capt. Nicholas OLMSTED (1612-1684) and Sarah LOOMIS (1617-1667) [see below]

Sarah LOOMIS (1617-1667) and Capt. Nicholas OLMSTED (1612-1684) Joseph LOOMIS (1590-1658) and Mary WHITE (1590-1652) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGAR (b. 1562)

GRANT Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885), 18th U. S. President, General of the Army (Lt. Gen. during Civil War), and author of his Memoirs (1885), married Julia Boggs DENT (1826-1902), 15th First Lady.

Jesse Root GRANT (1794-1873) and Hannah SIMPSON (1798-1883) Noah GRANT (1740-1819) and Rachel Miller KELLY Noah GRANT (1718-1756) and Susanna DELANO (b. 1724) Noah GRANT (1692-1727) and Martha HUNTINGTON (b. 1696) Samuel GRANT (1659-1710) and Grace MINOR (1670-1753) Samuel GRANT (1631-1718) and Mary PORTER (b. 1638) John PORTER (1590-1648) and Anna WHITE (1600-1647) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGAR (b. 1562)

HAYES Rutherford Birchard (1822-1893), 19th U. S. President, Gov. of Ohio, Brig. General, and attorney, married Lucy Ware WEBB (1831-1889), 16th First Lady. [A PARTRIDGE connection]

Rutherford HAYES (1787-1822) and Sophia BIRCHARD (1792-1866) [see below] Ens. Rutherford HAYES (1756-1836) and Chloe SMITH (1762-1847) Col. Israel SMITH (1739-1811) and Abigail CHANDLER (1741-1791) Dea. John SMITH (1697-1784) and Elizabeth SMITH (1703-1778) [see below] John SMITH (1665-1724) and Mary ROOT (1667-1724) John SMITH (1637-1676) and Mary PARTRIDGE (1638-1683) <--- Lt. Samuel SMITH (1602-1680) and Elizabeth SMITH (1602-1686)

CLEVELAND Stephen Grover (1837-1908), 22nd and 24th U. S. President, Senator, and attorney, married Frances C. FOLSOM (1864-1947), 18th and 20th First Lady.

Richard Falley CLEVELAND (1804-1853) and Anne Neal (1806-1882) William CLEVELAND (1770-1837) and Margaret FALLEY (b. 1776) [see below] Rev. Aaron CLEVELAND (1744-1815) and Abiah HYDE (1749-1788) Rev. Aaron CLEVELAND (1715-1757) and Susanna PORTER (1716-1788) Rev. Aaron PORTER (1689-1722) and Susanna SEWALL Samuel PORTER (1660-1722) and Joanna COOKE (1665-1713) [see below] Samuel PORTER (1626-1689) and Hannah STANLEY (1639-1708) John PORTER (1590-1648) and Anna WHITE (1600-1647) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGAR (b. 1562)

FORD Gerald Rudolph (b. 1913), 38th U. S. President, Vice President, Representative, and attorney, married Elizabeth Bloomer WARREN (b. 1918), 35th First Lady. Adopted by and re-named for his step-father, he was born Leslie Lynch KING, Jr.

Leslie Lynch KING (1881/6-1941) and Dorothy Ayer GARDNER (1892-1967) Levi Addison GARDNER (1861-1916) and Adele Augusta AYER (b. 1867) George Manney AYER (b. 1840) and Amy Gridley BUTLER (b. 1848) George Selden BUTLER (1820-1907) and Elizabeth Ely GRIDLEY (c1819-p1912) Theodore GRIDLEY (c1757-c1826) and Amy ELY (c1777-c1876) [see below] Jonathan GRIDLEY, Jr. (b. 1726) and Martha ADAMS Jonathan GRIDLEY (1690-1778) and Mary PINNEY (b. 1690) Isaac PINNEY (1663-1709) and Sarah CLARK (1663-p1722) Daniel CLARK (1622-1710) and Mary NEWBERRY (1626-1688) Thomas NEWBERRY (1594-1636) and Jane DABINOTT (1600-1629) John DABINOTT (1553-1624) and Johane (1610-1645)

Amy ELY (c1777-c1876) and Theodore GRIDLEY (c1757-c1826) Wells ELY (c1729-a1804) and Rebecca SELDEN (b1730/5) Daniel ELY (c1693-1776) and Ruth WELLES (1697-1731) Samuel WELLES (1661-1733) and Ruth JUDSON (1664-1724) Joseph JUDSON (1619-1690) and Sarah PORTER (1626-1696) John PORTER (1590-1648) and Anna WHITE (1600-1647) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGAR (b. 1562)

THE ARTS

DANA Richard Henry (1815-1882), sailor, attorney, and author of _Two Years Before the Mast_ (1840), married Sarah WATSON.

William WATSON and Mary MARSH (parents of Sarah) John MARSH and Anne GRANT Capt Ebenezer GRANT Samuel GRANT (1659-1710) and Grace MINOR (1670-1753) Samuel GRANT (1631-1718) and Mary PORTER (b. 1638) John PORTER (1590-1648) and Anna WHITE (1600-1647) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGAR (b. 1562)

OLMSTED Frederick Law (1822-1903), landscape architect, he or his firm designing numerous parks, including Central Park, New York City, and Woodland Park, Seattle, WA.

John OLMSTED (d. 1873) and Charlotte Law HULL (d. 1826) Benjamin OLMSTED and Content PITKIN Jonathan OLMSTED (1706-1770) and Hannah MEAKINS (b. 1716) Joseph OLMSTED (1674-1762) and Hannah MARSH (1681-1760) Joseph OLMSTED (1654-1726) and Elizabeth BUTLER (1651-1729) Capt. Nicholas OLMSTED (1612-1684) and Sarah LOOMIS (1617-1667) [see below]

Sarah LOOMIS (1617-1667) and Capt. Nicholas OLMSTED (1612-1684) Joseph LOOMIS (1590-1658) and Mary WHITE (1590-1652) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGAR (b. 1562)

PORTER William Sydney 'O. Henry'(1862-1910), short story writer.

Algernon Sydney PORTER and Mary Jane Virginia SWAIN Sidney PORTER and Ruth Coffin WORTH Eleazer Williams PORTER and Sarah KEYES Eleazer PORTER Jr. and Susanna EDWARDS Eleazer PORTER and Sarah PITKIN Samuel PORTER, Jr. (1660-1722) and Joanna COOK (1665-1713) Samuel PORTER (1626-1689) and Hannah STANLEY (1639-1708) John PORTER (1590-1648) and Anna WHITE (1600-1647) Robert WHITE (d. 1617) and Bridget ALGAR (b. 1562)

-------------------- Robert WHITE - bur. Jun. 17, 1617, Messing, Essex, England. Said to be [BUT WAS NOT] the son of Robert WHITE (b. South Pemerton; d. 1600) and Alice, grandson of Richard WHITE (b. Hillariance; d. May 6, 1578) married Helen (1523-1580), and great-grandson of Thomas WHITE (b. Meriot) married Agnes RICHARDS. His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard ROGERS, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew SCRIVENER, an established church minister. Robert's will names his wife and all his children. Son Daniel and wife Bridget were named executors, and John CHRISTMAS (Sr.) and William LEVETT were witnesses. Also named are three sons in law (James BOWTELL, Joseph LOOMIS, and William GOODWIN), Ralph BETT ("my kinsman and servant"), and Joseph DIGBIE ("my servant"). The three unmarried children, Bridget, Anna, and John, were bequeathed money on the condition that they obtain the consent of their mother, and of Joseph LOOMIS and William GOODWIN, before marriage (100 marks to each daughter, and 200 marks to John). It is possible that Daniel was the son of a first wife, prior to Robert's marriage to Bridget on Jun. 24, 1585 at Shalford, Essex.

Bridget ALLGAR (or ALGER) - bap. Mar. 11, 1562, Shalford, Essex, England. Daughter of William ALLGAR (bur. Aug. 2, 1575, Shalford, Essex), and sister of: Mary, who married "Ralfe BETTE"; John, who died in infancy; John; and Elizabeth. Bridget married second on Sep. 28, 1618 at Messing, Essex, John CHRISTMAS, Jr., and they had two sons: Richard and John.

Children of Robert and Bridget White

See Notable Cousins for line to: Lucille BALL, Stephen Grover CLEVELAND, Sarah (WATSON) DANA, Lee DeFOREST, Emily Elizabeth DICKINSON, Millard FILLMORE, Gerald Rudolph FORD, Ulysses Simpson GRANT, Frederick Law OLMSTED, William Sydney 'O. Henry' PORTER, Vincent Leonard PRICE, Sophia SMITH, Raquel WELCH, William WILLIAMS, Wilbur WRIGHT and Orville WRIGHT, and Jane WYMAN Daniel - Co-executor of father's will with his father's widow. Daniel's baptism is not recorded at Shalford, and he is not granted a bequest in his father's will, though he is called "my sonne." It is poosible that he was the son of a first wife of Robert WHITE. Sarah - bap. Mar. 8, 1585/6, Shalford, Essex. Married James BOWTELL of Little Sailinge, Essex. Children of Sarah and James BOWTELL: Matthew died in infancy; James died in infancy; John died in infancy; Nathaniel; Stephen; and Sarah died in infancy. Nathaniel - bap. Apr. 30, 1587, Shalford, Essex. He was apparently unmarried in 1617, since there is no mention of his wife or children (actual or potential) in his father's will. Mary - bap. Aug. 24, 1590, Shalford, Essex, England; d. Aug. 23, 1652, CT. Married Joseph LOOMIS. Elizabeth - bap. Mar. 5, 1591/2, Shalford, Essex; d. May 17, 1667, Farmington, CT. Married William GOODWIN. Bridget - bap. Aug. 18, 1594, Shalford, Essex. Unmarried in 1617. Anna - bap. Jul. 13, 1600, Shalford, Essex. (Also known as either Ann or Anne.) Married Oct. 18, 1620, Messing, Essex, John PORTER (d. Apr. 22, 1648, Windsor, CT). The baptisms of the first eight of their children, ending with Mary (bap. Oct. 1, 1637) are recorded at Felsted, Essex. The baptism of Anna (bap. Nov. 4, 1638) is recorded at Messing, Essex. Son Nathaniel and daughter Hannah were born at Windsor, CT. Children of Anna and John PORTER: John married Mary STANLEY; Sarah married Joseph JUDSON; James lived in London, England; Rebecca; Samuel died in infancy; Rose; Samuel married Hannah STANLEY, daughter of Thomas; Mary married Samuel GRANT; Anna died in infancy; Nathaniel; and Hannah (or Anna) married William GAYLORD (William married second Elizabeth DRAKE, daughter of John of Windsor, CT). John - d. Dec. 17, 1683 - Jan. 23, 1684, Hartford, CT. To America in 1632 aboard the 'Lyon', setting first at Cambridge, MA, where he was freeman Mar. 4, 1633. Removed to Hartford, CT about 1636, and then to Hadley by 1664, where he was Representative in 1664 and 1669. Returned to Hartford about 1670, and was Elder in the South Church. Unmarried in 1617, he married before leaving England, Mary LEVETT, probably the daughter of William (will dated Oct. 9, 1626; proved Dec. 15, 1626, Fering, Essex) and Margaret, and sister of Isaac, Richard and John LEVETT. John and Mary resided at Hadley, MA. Children of John and mary WHITE: Mary married Jonathan GILBERT; Nathaniel married first Elizabeth, and second Martha COIT, daughter of John and widow of Hugh MOULD; John married Sarah BUNCE, who married second Nicholas WORTHINGTON; Daniel married Sarah CROW, daughter of John and Elizabeth; Sarah married first Stephen TAYLOR, second Barnabas HINSDALE, and third Walter HICKSON; and Jacob married Elizabeth BUNCE.

Source: <http://kinnexions.com/smlawson/crow.htm#White> -------------------- Christened May 17, 1560 in Shalford, Essex, England. Will dated May 27, 1617. Will indicated he lived for a considerable time in the parish & was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing & to two Rev.'s.

Source: The book, 'New England Marriages, before 1700'. -------------------- Robert WHITE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 was born 1558 in Shalford, Essex, England. He died Jun 1617 in Messing, Essex, England and was buried 12 17 Jun 1617 in Messing, Essex, England. Robert married 13, 14 Bridget ALLGAR on 24 Jun 1585 in Shalford, Essex, England.

   Other marriages:
       , Joan

Bridget ALLGAR [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 was christened 11 11 Mar 1562 in Shalford, Essex, England. She died after 24 Jun 1605. Bridget married 12, 13 Robert WHITE on 24 Jun 1585 in Shalford, Essex, England.

They had the following children:

     		F 	i 	Sarah WHITE was christened 8 Mar 1586.
     		M 	ii 	Nathaniel WHITE 1, 2 was christened 3 30 Apr 1587 in Shalford, Essex, England. He died Jul 1623 in Feering, Essex, England.
     		F 	iii 	Mary WHITE was christened 24 Aug 1590 and died 23 Aug 1652.
     		F 	iv 	Elizabeth WHITE was christened 5 Mar 1592 and died 1655.
     		F 	v 	Bridget WHITE was christened 18 Aug 1594.
     		M 	vi 	Elder John WHITE was born 1597 and died 23 Jan 1684.
     		F 	vii 	Anna WHITE was christened 13 Jul 1600 and died May 1648.

1Loomis, Edna Pearl Loomis, Ancestry of Ora Loomis Russell, Edna Loomis Loomis - Descendants of Ora Loomis Russell (San Francisco: E.L. Loomis, 1955. Film #1,206,436 Item 6.), p. 1, Family History Library.

2Stiles, Henry Reed, The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1992.), p. 433, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974.62 W77St-1 1992.

3Bennett, Archibald F., "The Ancestry of Joseph Smith the Prophet," The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 19:2 (Apr 1929) (Salt Lake City, Utah: Geneal. Society of Utah, 1910-1940), p. 59, Los Angeles Public Library.

4"The Children of Robert White of Messing, Co. Essex, England," NEHGR 55:1 (Jan 1901) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 22, Los Angeles Public Library.

5Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-), 3:1978, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 A549.

6Anderson, R. C., The Great Migration Begins, 2:792.

7Holman, Alfred Lyman, Blackman and Allied Families (Chicago: A. Holman, 1928.), p. 128, Family History Library, 929.273 B565h.

8Ferris, Mary Walton, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines (Milwaukee: Cuneo Press, Inc., 1943.), 2:567, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.2 D269.

9Cutter, William Richard, New England Families: Genealogical and Memorial (Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1997.), 2:985, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.274 C991 3d. series 1997.

10Holman, Winifred Lovering, "John Porter of Windsor," The American Genealogist 16:1 (Jul 1939), p. 50, Los Angeles Public Library.

11Anderson, Mary Audentia Smith, Ancestry and Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale (Independence, Missouri: Herald Publishing House, 1929.), p. 222, Family History Library, 929.273 Sm51am.

----------------- more ----- Ninth Generation ----- 9. Robert White - was born about 1558 in Shalford, Essex, England and died on 17 Jun 1617 in Messing, England . He was the son of Robert White and Alice Wright. Robert married Bridget Allgar on 24 Jun 1585 in Shalford, Essex, England. Bridget was born on 11 Mar 1562 in Shalford, Essex, England. She was the daughter of William Allgar and Margaret Parye. She died after 1623 . (Sources: - 3)

Robert - His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard Rogers, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew Scrivener an established church minister. He seems to have lived in Shalford most of the time after his marriage. He was very wealthy and gave money to the church and the poor. The baptisms of nearly all of his children and the marriages of his daughters are recorded there. All the children came to America. (Sources: - 2 - 4) Children: (Quick Family Chart) i. Anna White died in Messing, Witham, Essex, England .

Anna - married James Boutwell 1613 in Shalford, Essex, England. (Sources: - 4) ii. Sarah White was born on 8 Mar 1585/1586 in Shalford, Essex, England and died in 1623 .

Sarah - married James Boutwell 1613 in Shalford, Essex, England. (Sources: - 4) iii. Nathaniel White was born on 30 Apr 1587 in Shalford, Essex, England and died on 31 Jul 1623 in Shalford, Essex, England .

Nathaniel - married Mary Leavitt (Sources: - 4) iv. Mary White was born on 4 Aug 1590 in Shalford, Essex, England and died on 23 Nov 1652 in Windsor, CT . Mary married Joseph Loomis on 30 Jun 1614 in Messing, Essex, England. Joseph was born on 24 Aug 1590 in Braintree, Essex, England. He was the son of John Loomis and Agnes Lingwood. He died on 25 Nov 1658 in Windsor, CT .

Mary - Presidents who share this same White ancestry include Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, and Millard Fillmore. See Loomis family for children. v. Elizabeth White was chr. on 5 Mar 1591/1592 and died on 17 May 1667 in Farmington, Ct. . Elizabeth married William Goodwin. William was born about 1591. He died on 11 Mar 1673 in Farmington, Ct. . See Goodwin family for children. vi. Bridget White was born on 18 Aug 1594 in Shelford, Cambs, England.

Bridget - married (Christmas) John Christman September 28, 1618 in Shalford, Essex, England (Sources: - 4) Image of Shalford Parish church

Shalford Parish church

where Bridget Allgar was baptized and where her children were baptized and some married. Photo by Richard C. Norwood of Ocala, Florida (Click here to view full size image.) Sources: 1 British Roost of American Families II Barnes, Robert. Barnes, Robert. British Roots of Maryland Families II. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealoglical Gen (view detail...) 2 WHITE FAMILY - The BECKLER Family Tree Stephen Beckler Web: http://www.angelfire.com/me3/families/beckler/ct12.htm (view detail...) 3 Norwood Family Page Dick Norwood Web: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4805/heraldry.htm (view detail...) 4 Theodore Walter CURTIS Ancestral Chart Patricia Blackham Web: http://geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/7083/curtis.html#curtis%20chart

------- more from White Family Genealogy ----- Ninth Generation ----- 9. Robert White - was born about 1558 in Shalford, Essex, England and died on 17 Jun 1617 in Messing, England . He was the son of Robert White and Alice Wright. Robert married Bridget Allgar on 24 Jun 1585 in Shalford, Essex, England. Bridget was born on 11 Mar 1562 in Shalford, Essex, England. She was the daughter of William Allgar and Margaret Parye. She died after 1623 . (Sources: - 3)

Robert - His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard Rogers, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew Scrivener an established church minister. He seems to have lived in Shalford most of the time after his marriage. He was very wealthy and gave money to the church and the poor. The baptisms of nearly all of his children and the marriages of his daughters are recorded there. All the children came to America. (Sources: - 2 - 4) Children: (Quick Family Chart) i. Anna White died in Messing, Witham, Essex, England .

Anna - married James Boutwell 1613 in Shalford, Essex, England. (Sources: - 4) ii. Sarah White was born on 8 Mar 1585/1586 in Shalford, Essex, England and died in 1623 .

Sarah - married James Boutwell 1613 in Shalford, Essex, England. (Sources: - 4) iii. Nathaniel White was born on 30 Apr 1587 in Shalford, Essex, England and died on 31 Jul 1623 in Shalford, Essex, England .

Nathaniel - married Mary Leavitt (Sources: - 4) iv. Mary White was born on 4 Aug 1590 in Shalford, Essex, England and died on 23 Nov 1652 in Windsor, CT . Mary married Joseph Loomis on 30 Jun 1614 in Messing, Essex, England. Joseph was born on 24 Aug 1590 in Braintree, Essex, England. He was the son of John Loomis and Agnes Lingwood. He died on 25 Nov 1658 in Windsor, CT .

Mary - Presidents who share this same White ancestry include Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, and Millard Fillmore. See Loomis family for children. v. Elizabeth White was chr. on 5 Mar 1591/1592 and died on 17 May 1667 in Farmington, Ct. . Elizabeth married William Goodwin. William was born about 1591. He died on 11 Mar 1673 in Farmington, Ct. . See Goodwin family for children. vi. Bridget White was born on 18 Aug 1594 in Shelford, Cambs, England.

Bridget - married (Christmas) John Christman September 28, 1618 in Shalford, Essex, England (Sources: - 4) Image of Shalford Parish church

Shalford Parish church

where Bridget Allgar was baptized and where her children were baptized and some married. Photo by Richard C. Norwood of Ocala, Florida (Click here to view full size image.) Sources: 1 British Roost of American Families II Barnes, Robert. Barnes, Robert. British Roots of Maryland Families II. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealoglical Gen (view detail...) 2 WHITE FAMILY - The BECKLER Family Tree Stephen Beckler Web: http://www.angelfire.com/me3/families/beckler/ct12.htm (view detail...) 3 Norwood Family Page Dick Norwood Web: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/4805/heraldry.htm (view detail...) 4 Theodore Walter CURTIS Ancestral Chart Patricia Blackham Web: http://geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/7083/curtis.html#curtis%20chart

Last change (on this page): Sunday, April 15, 2007 The Our Folk Genealogy Pages were compiled by Albert Douglass Hart, Jr. based on the original "Our Folk" compiled by Albert Thomas Hart in 1972 with help from Albert Douglass Hart Sr, Cara Hart and lots of other family members.

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-----the above entry has many children missing including John "the Elder" White here is a link to what appears to be all the children

http://moneymaker.rootsweb.ancestry.com/surnames/lish/fam00005.htm

------------------------- Check out this link with Robert White Will http://www.archive.org/stream/childrenofrobert00bost/childrenofrobert00bost_djvu.txt

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Robert White lived in Shalford, Essex County, England from the time of his marriage to his death, and was a very rich man for those times, his property being inventoried at twelve thousand pounds, a pound at that time being double in worth the pound of today(ref?).

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Children of Robert and Bridget White

Daniel - Co-executor of father's will with his father's widow. Daniel's baptism is not recorded at Shalford, and he is not granted a bequest in his father's will, though he is called "my sonne." It is poosible that he was the son of a first wife of Robert WHITE.

Sarah - bap. Mar. 8, 1585/6, Shalford, Essex. Married James BOWTELL of Little Sailinge, Essex. Children of Sarah and James BOWTELL: Matthew died in infancy; James died in infancy; John died in infancy; Nathaniel; Stephen; and Sarah died in infancy.

Nathaniel - bap. Apr. 30, 1587, Shalford, Essex. He was apparently unmarried in 1617, since there is no mention of his wife or children (actual or potential) in his father's will.

Mary - bap. Aug. 24, 1590, Shalford, Essex, England; d. Aug. 23, 1652, CT. Married Joseph LOOMIS.

ELIZABETH - bap. Mar. 5, 1591/2, Shalford, Essex; d. May 17, 1667, Farmington, CT. Married WILLIAM GOODWIN.

Bridget - bap. Aug. 18, 1594, Shalford, Essex. Unmarried in 1617. Bridget was married on Sep. 28, 1618 at Messing, Essex to John CHRISTMAS, Jr., and they had two sons: Richard and John.

Anna - bap. Jul. 13, 1600, Shalford, Essex. (Also known as either Ann or Anne.) Married Oct. 18, 1620, Messing, Essex, John PORTER (d. Apr. 22, 1648, Windsor, CT). The baptisms of the first eight of their children, ending with Mary (bap. Oct. 1, 1637) are recorded at Felsted, Essex. The baptism of Anna (bap. Nov. 4, 1638) is recorded at Messing, Essex. Son Nathaniel and daughter Hannah were born at Windsor, CT. Children of Anna and John PORTER: John married Mary STANLEY; Sarah married Joseph JUDSON; James lived in London, England; Rebecca; Samuel died in infancy; Rose; Samuel married Hannah STANLEY, daughter of Thomas; Mary married Samuel GRANT; Anna died in infancy; Nathaniel; and Hannah (or Anna) married William GAYLORD (William married second Elizabeth DRAKE, daughter of John of Windsor, CT).

John - d. Dec. 17, 1683 - Jan. 23, 1684, Hartford, CT. To America in 1632 aboard the 'Lyon', setting first at Cambridge, MA, where he was freeman Mar. 4, 1633. Removed to Hartford, CT about 1636, and then to Hadley by 1664, where he was Representative in 1664 and 1669. Returned to Hartford about 1670, and was Elder in the South Church. Unmarried in 1617, he married before leaving England, Mary LEVETT, probably the daughter of William (will dated Oct. 9, 1626; proved Dec. 15, 1626, Fering, Essex) and Margaret, and sister of Isaac, Richard and John LEVETT. John and Mary resided at Hadley, MA. Children of John and mary WHITE: Mary married Jonathan GILBERT; Nathaniel married first Elizabeth, and second Martha COIT, daughter of John and widow of Hugh MOULD; John married Sarah BUNCE, who married second Nicholas WORTHINGTON; Daniel married Sarah CROW, daughter of John and Elizabeth; Sarah married first Stephen TAYLOR, second Barnabas HINSDALE, and third Walter HICKSON; and Jacob married Elizabeth BUNCE.

Source: http://kinnexions.com/smlawson/crow.htm#White

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The Line of Robert and Bridget White became ancestors of USA Presidents Grant, Cleveland and Ford through their daughter Anna who married John Porter. Through the marriage of daughter Mary White and Joseph Loomis came the 13th USA President Millard Fillmore, Joseph Smith, founder of LDS church, and Roy O. Crutcher family.

Robert and Bridget were also ancestors of Reverand Solomon Williams, father of 'signer' William Willams and of author Richard Henry Dana through same daughter.

Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White Robert WHITE - bur. Jun. 17, 1617, Messing, Essex, England. Said to be [but was NOT] the son of Robert WHITE (b. South Pemerton; d. 1600) and Alice, grandson of Richard WHITE (b. Hillariance; d. May 6, 1578) married Helen (1523-1580), and great-grandson of Thomas WHITE (b. Meriot) married Agnes RICHARDS. His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard ROGERS, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew SCRIVENER, an established church minister. Robert's will names his wife and all his children. Son Daniel and wife Bridget were named executors, and John CHRISTMAS (Sr.) and William LEVETT were witnesses. Also named are three sons in law (James BOWTELL, Joseph LOOMIS, and William GOODWIN), Ralph BETT ("my kinsman and servant"), and Joseph DIGBIE ("my servant"). The three unmarried children, Bridget, Anna, and John, were bequeathed money on the condition that they obtain the consent of their mother, and of Joseph LOOMIS and William GOODWIN, before marriage (100 marks to each daughter, and 200 marks to John). It is possible that Daniel was the son of a first wife, prior to Robert's marriage to Bridget on Jun. 24, 1585 at Shalford, Essex.

Bridget ALLGAR (or ALGER) - bap. Mar. 11, 1562, Shalford, Essex, England. Daughter of William ALLGAR (bur. Aug. 2, 1575, Shalford, Essex), and sister of: Mary, who married "Ralfe BETTE"; John, who died in infancy; John; and Elizabeth.

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Children of Robert and Bridget White See Notable Cousins for line to: Lucille BALL, Stephen Grover CLEVELAND, Sarah (WATSON) DANA, Lee DeFOREST, Emily Elizabeth DICKINSON, Millard FILLMORE, Gerald Rudolph FORD, Ulysses Simpson GRANT, Frederick Law OLMSTED, William Sydney 'O. Henry' PORTER, Vincent Leonard PRICE, Sophia SMITH, Raquel WELCH, William WILLIAMS, Wilbur WRIGHT and Orville WRIGHT, and Jane WYMAN

Daniel - Co-executor of father's will with his father's widow. Daniel's baptism is not recorded at Shalford, and he is not granted a bequest in his father's will, though he is called "my sonne." It is poosible that he was the son of a first wife of Robert WHITE. Sarah - bap. Mar. 8, 1585/6, Shalford, Essex. Married James BOWTELL of Little Sailinge, Essex. Children of Sarah and James BOWTELL: Matthew died in infancy; James died in infancy; John died in infancy; Nathaniel; Stephen; and Sarah died in infancy. Nathaniel - bap. Apr. 30, 1587, Shalford, Essex. He was apparently unmarried in 1617, since there is no mention of his wife or children (actual or potential) in his father's will. Mary - bap. Aug. 24, 1590, Shalford, Essex, England; d. Aug. 23, 1652, CT. Married Joseph LOOMIS. Elizabeth - bap. Mar. 5, 1591/2, Shalford, Essex; d. May 17, 1667, Farmington, CT. Married William GOODWIN. Bridget - bap. Aug. 18, 1594, Shalford, Essex. Unmarried in 1617. Bridget was married on Sep. 28, 1618 at Messing, Essex to John CHRISTMAS, Jr., and they had two sons: Richard and John. Anna - bap. Jul. 13, 1600, Shalford, Essex. (Also known as either Ann or Anne.) Married Oct. 18, 1620, Messing, Essex, John PORTER (d. Apr. 22, 1648, Windsor, CT). The baptisms of the first eight of their children, ending with Mary (bap. Oct. 1, 1637) are recorded at Felsted, Essex. The baptism of Anna (bap. Nov. 4, 1638) is recorded at Messing, Essex. Son Nathaniel and daughter Hannah were born at Windsor, CT. Children of Anna and John PORTER: John married Mary STANLEY; Sarah married Joseph JUDSON; James lived in London, England; Rebecca; Samuel died in infancy; Rose; Samuel married Hannah STANLEY, daughter of Thomas; Mary married Samuel GRANT; Anna died in infancy; Nathaniel; and Hannah (or Anna) married William GAYLORD (William married second Elizabeth DRAKE, daughter of John of Windsor, CT). John - d. Dec. 17, 1683 - Jan. 23, 1684, Hartford, CT. To America in 1632 aboard the 'Lyon', setting first at Cambridge, MA, where he was freeman Mar. 4, 1633. Removed to Hartford, CT about 1636, and then to Hadley by 1664, where he was Representative in 1664 and 1669. Returned to Hartford about 1670, and was Elder in the South Church. Unmarried in 1617, he married before leaving England, Mary LEVETT, probably the daughter of William (will dated Oct. 9, 1626; proved Dec. 15, 1626, Fering, Essex) and Margaret, and sister of Isaac, Richard and John LEVETT. John and Mary resided at Hadley, MA. Children of John and mary WHITE: Mary married Jonathan GILBERT; Nathaniel married first Elizabeth, and second Martha COIT, daughter of John and widow of Hugh MOULD; John married Sarah BUNCE, who married second Nicholas WORTHINGTON; Daniel married Sarah CROW, daughter of John and Elizabeth; Sarah married first Stephen TAYLOR, second Barnabas HINSDALE, and third Walter HICKSON; and Jacob married Elizabeth BUNCE.

Taken from RootsWeb author Paul Christman


Note: "His will was dated may 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard ROGERS, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew SCRIVENER, an established church minister. Robert's will names his wife and all his children. Son Daniel and wife Bridget were named executors, and John CHRISTMAS (Sr.) and William LEVETT were witnesses. Also named are three sons in law (James BOWTELL, Joseph LOOMIS, and William GOODWIN), Ralph BETT ('my kinsman and servant'), and Joseph DIGBIE ('my servant'). The three unmarried children, Bridget, Anna, and John, were bequeathed money on the condition that they obtain the consent of their mother, and of Joseph LOOMIS and William GOODWIN, before marriage (100 marks to each daughter, and 200 marks to John). It is possible that Daniel was the son of a first wife, prior to Robert's marriage to Bridget on Jun. 24, 1585 at Shalford, Essex."

Robert White's Will Robert White

d. 1617 m. Bridgett Allgar

In the name of God Amen. May the seaven and twentyeth in the fifteenth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god Kinge of England ffrance and Ireland defender of the faith etc and of Scotland the fiftyeth. In the yeare of our Lord god 1617 I Robert White of Messinge in the countye of Essex yeoman, beinge of good and pfect remembrance, doe make this my last will and testament, in manner and forme followinge. Imprimis. I comend my soule unto the hands of god almightey my most faythfull creator redemer and sanctifier and my bodie to be buryed in the parish church or church yeard of Messinge, at the discretion of mine executors. Item I give and bequeath unto the poore people of Messinge fortye shillings of lawful mony of England, to be distributed amongst them, at ye discretion of mine executors and the minister of Messinge, within one month next after my depture from this naturall life. Item I give and bequeath unto Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of gods word at Withersfleld in Essex aforesaid; and to Bartholomew Scrivener Minister of the church of god in Messinge aforenamed to each of them the severall summe of fortey shillings of like lawfull monie, to be payd Unto them within two monthes next after my departure.

Item I give and bequeath unto mine eldest daughter Sarah, the wife of James Bowtell of little Salinge, the summe of fifteene pounds of lawful mony of England. to be paid within fower years next after my depture. Item I give and bequeath unto Jeames Bowtell the younger son of my said daughter Sarah Bowtell, the summe of five pounds of good and lawful mony of England, to be paid unto him when he shall come to ye sixteenth yeare of his age.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Marie the wife of Joseph Lummis of Branetree, one pewter platter.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Willm Gooddinge of Bockinge the summe of fortye markes of like lawfull monye within one yeare next after my depture. to be paid unto hir.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Bridgett White the sum of one hundred marks of like lawfull monye. to be paid unto hir upon the day of hir marriage, provided that she my said daughter Bridgett shall not bestow hir selfe in marryage without time approbation and consent of may two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and Willim Goodinge formerly mentioned, and of my wife Bridgett White or thee consent of two of them whereof my wife to be one of the twaine. But yf it happen that shee marrye without the consent aforesaid then I give her only the summe of thirtye pounds of like lawful monie.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna White the summe of one humndredth markes of like lawfull mony : to be paid unto hir upon ye day of her marriage; yf soe be she shall bestow hir selfe in marriage, accordinge to the likinge and consent of my two fornamed sonnes in law, and my wife, as is aforesaid. Butt vf it so fall out, as that she my said daughter Anna shall marrye without ther consent and approbation formerly mentioned, then I give and bequeath hir only the summe of thirtey pounds of like and lawfull monie.

Item I give and bequeath unto my sounne Nathaniell White the sume of fortie pounds of like lawfull money, whereof my will is that twenty pounds shall be paid wthin one yeare next after my depture, and the other twentye pounds to be paid unto him within two years next after my said depture oute of this naturall life.

Item I give and bequeath unto my soenne John White the summe of two hundredth pounds of like lawfull monie to be paid him when he shall come to ye years of one and twentye of his age: yett provided that my said sonne John shall not bestow himselfe in marriage without the approbation and consent of my aforesaid two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and William Goodinge, and my wife his mother. And yf it so fall oute that this my son John shall match him selfe contrarye to the good likinge and consent aforesaid, then I give and bequeath unto hint only as his full portiom the summe of one hundred pounds of like lawfull monye.

Item my mind and will is that yf any of my foresaid children thiat are unmarried shall depte this naturall life before thee tymes appointed for time payment of their portions; or yf any of them shall marrye contrarve to the consent and approbation mentioned , then such sum me or summes of monie (as shl retaine and accrew, eyther by their death or disobeydience,) shall be equally devided amongste the rest of my children whither marryed or unmarried, pte and parte like.

Item I give and bequeath unto my said son John White time ioyned standinge bedstead wch is in the parlour, with the featherbed, flockbed, bolster coveringe wth other furnevture thereunto belonginge: alsoe the presse cupbourd the cupbourd table and newest chest all wch are in the said ploure to be delivered him after the death of mv said wife Bridgett White, or instead thereof the summe of twenty marks of like lawfull monye.

Item I constitute and ordainie my aforesaid sonnes in law Joseph Lumys Willm Goodinge supuisors of this my last will and testament and do give unto each of them time severall summes of fortev shillings of like lawfull monye: towards their charge and paines in seinge this my will executed according to my minde.

Item I give and bequeath untto Ralph Bett the younger my kinsman and servant the summe of five pounds of like lawfull money, to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my depture.

Item I give and bequeath unto Joseph Digbie my servant, twentye shillings. of like lawfull monye, to be paid within One yeare next after my depture.

Item all the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my wife Bridgett White, and to my sonne Daniell White whome I constitute and ordayne the joynte executors of this mv last will and testament, hopinge they will faithfullye execute this my will accordinge to the trust reposed in them.

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett myne hand and seale time daye and yeare first mentioned.

In presence of us John Christmas ye elders (+) marke Willm Levett.

Probatu fuit Testamentu apud Kelvedon vicesimo Die mensis Junii 1617.

The Will of Robert White of Messing


http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ce27 337&id=I06059

Taken from RootsWeb author Elizabeth Partridge

Source: The Goodwins of Hartford, Conn. by James Junius Goodwin. p. 68

Will of Robert White of Messing, Essex, England

In the name of God Amen. May the seaven and twentyeth in the fifteenth yea re of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god Kin ge of England, ffrance and Ireland defender of the faith etc. and of Scotl and the fiftyet. In the yeare of our Lord god 1617 I Robert White of Messi nge in the countye of Essex yeoman, beinge of good and pfect remembranc e, doe make this my last will and testament, in manner and forme following e. Imprimis. I comend my soule unto the hands of god almightey my most faythf ull creator redemer and sanctifier and my bodie to be buryed in the pari sh church or church yeard of Messinge, at the discretion of mine executor s. Item. I give and bequeath unto the poore people of Messinge fortye shillin gs of lawful mony of England, to be distributed amongst them, at ye discre tion of mine executors and the minister of Messinge, within one month ne xt after my depture from this naturall life. Item. I give and bequeath unto Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of gods wo rd at Withersfield in Essex aforesaid; and to Bartholomew Serivener Minist er of the church of god in Messinge aforenamed to each of them the severa ll summe of fortey shillings of like lawfull monie, to be payd unto them w ithin two monthes next after my departure. Item. I give and bequeath unto mine eldest daughter Sarah, the wife of Jam es Bowtell of little Salinge, the summe of fifteene pounds of lawfull mo ny of England to be paid within fower years next after my depture. Item. I give and bequeath unto Jeames Bowtell the younger, son of my sa id daughter Sarah Bowtell, the summe of five pounds of good and lawfull mo ney of England, to be paid unto him when he shall come to ye sixteenth yea re of his age. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth, the wife of Willm Go oddinge of Bockinge the summe of fortye markes of like lawfull monye with in one yeare next after my depture, to be paid unto hir. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Bridgett White the sum of one h undred marks of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto hir upon the day of h ir marriage, provided that she my said daughter Bridgett shall not best ow hir selfe in marryage without the approbation and consent of my two son nes in law Joseph Lummys and Willim Goodinge formrly mentioned, a nd of my wife Bridgett White or the consent of two of them whereof my wi fe to be one of the twaine. But yf it happen that shee marrye without t he consent aforesaid then I give hir only the summe of thirtye pounds of l ike lawful monie. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna White the summe of one hun dredth markes of like lawfull mony: to be paid unto hir upon ye day of h ir marriage; yf soe be she shall bestow hir selfe in marriage, accordin ge to the likinge and consent of my two fornamed sonnes in law and my wi fe as is aforesaid. But yf it soe fall out, as that she my said daughter A nna shall marrye without the consent and approbation formerly mentioned, t hen I give and bequeath hir only the summe of thirtey pounds of like and l awfull monie. Item. I give and bequeath unto my sounne Nathaniell White the sume of fort ie pounds of like lawfull monye, whereof my will is that twenty pounds sha lbe paid within one yeare next after my depture, and the other twentye pou nds to be paid unto him within two years next after my said depture ou te of this naturall life. Item. I give and bequeath unto my sonne John White the summe of two hundre dth pounds of like lawfull monie to be paid him when he shall come to ye y ears of one and twentye of his age: yett provided that my said sonne Jo hn shall not bestow himselfe in marriage without the approbation and conse nt of my aforesaid two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and William Goodinge a nd my wife his mother. And yf it soe fall oute that this my son John sha ll match him selfe contrarye to the good likinge and consent aforesaid, th en I give and bequeath unto him onlye as his full portion the summe of o ne hundred pounds of like lawfull monye. Item. My mind and will is that yf any of my foresaid children that are unm arried shall depte this maturall life before the tymes appointed for the p aymt of their portions; or yf any of them shall marye contrarye to the con sent and approbation mentioned, then such summe or summes of monie (as sha ll remaine and accrew, eyther by their death or disobeydience) shall be eq ually devided amongste the rest of my children whither marryed or unmarrie d, pte and parte like. Item. I give and bequeath unto my said son John White the loyned standin ge bedstead wch is in the parlour, with the featherbed, flockbed, bolst er coueringe with other furneyture thereunto belonginge; alsoe the pres se cupbourd the cupbourd table and newest chest, all wch are in the said p loure to be delivered him after the death of my said wife Bridgett Whit e, or instead thereof the summe of twenty marks of like lawfull monye. Item. I constitute and ordaine my aforesaid sonnes in law Joseph Lumys Wil lim Goodinge supuisors of this my last will and testament and doe give un to each of them the severall summes of fortey shillings of like lawfull mo ny; towards their charge and paines in seinge this my will executed accord ing to my minde. Item. I give and bequeath unto Ralph Bett the younger my kinsman and serva nt the summe of five pounds of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto him wit hin one yeare next after my depture. Item. I give and bequeath unto Joseph Digbie my servant, twentye shillin gs of like lawfull money, to be paid within one yeare next after my deptur e. Item. All the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my wi fe Bridgett White, and to my sonne Daniel White whome I constitute and ord ayne the ioynte executors of this my last will and testament, hoping th ey will faithfullye execute this my will accordinge to the trust repos ed in them. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett myne hand and seale the daye and y eare first mentioned. In presence of us John Christmas ye elders (+) marke Willm Levett Probatu fuit Testamentu apud Kelvedon vicesimo Die mensis Junil 1617.

-------------------- BIRTH: SOURCE: Title: Walter Gilbert website: http://www.otal.umd.edu/~walt/gen/htmfile/1280.htm (heavily documented)

OCCUPATION: Title: Descendants of Joseph Loomis In America

Author: Elias Loomis

Publication: Elias Loomis, 1909;

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YEOMAN, A RICH MAN

BIOGRAPHY: SOURCE: A Descendant, "The Children of Robert White of Messing, Co. Essex, England, Who Settled in Hartford and Windsor," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 55, p. 23-39, Jan. 1901, reprinted in Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families from the Historical and Genealogical Register, Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1984, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., has the following information on Robert White:

"Robert White of Messing, a yeoman, died in 1617. He was a rich man. He seems to have lived in Shalford in Essex most of the time from June 24th, 1585, the date of his marriage to Bridget Allgar, until a few months before his death. The baptisms of nearly all his children are there recorded, and also the marriage of his daughters -- Mary in 1614 and Elizabeth in 1616. It was the home of his wife, where she was baptized March 11, 1562, and where her father, William Allgar the elder was buried Aug. 2, 1575. Shalford is about two miles south of Wethersfield."

His bequest of 40 shillings to 'Mr. Richerd Rogers, preacher of God's word at Withersfield in Essex,' renders it probably that he was friendly to non-conformists, and that he had often listened to this awakening preacher; while a like bequest to Bartholomew Scrivener, minister of the Church of God in Messing, implies his continued interest in the established church. His bequest of forty shillings to the poor people of Messing, without giving anything to the poor of Shalford, where it is supposed that he live for many hears, creates the the suspicion that perhaps Messing was his birthplace. . . .

According to his will, . . . , he left surviving a wife Bridget; three sons -- Daniel, Nathaniel and John who was his youngest child; three married daughters -- Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth; and two unmarried daughters -- Bridget and Anna. As he makes his son Daniel joint executor with his wife, it may be inferred he was his eldest son, and possibly by a former wife. His wife Bridget was the mother of his other children, of whom Sarah, wife of James Botwell of Little Sailinge in Essex, was the first born."

"It is believed that three of his daughters came with their husbands to New England, namely: Mary White, wife of Joseph Loomis of Braintree; Elizabeth White, wife of William Goodwin of Bocking; and Anna White, wife of John Porter of Felsted."

A Descendant, "The Children of Robert White of Messing, Co. Essex, England, Who Settled in Hartford and Windsor," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 55, p. 23-39, Jan. 1901, reprinted in Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families from the Historical and Genealogical Register, Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1984, Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., citing to Frank Farnsworth Starr, The Goodwins of Hartford, Connecticut: descendants of William and Ozias Goodwin, 1891, Hartford, CT, Brown and Gross, p. 68, contains the will of Robert White, as set forth elsewhere. The will is on-line at at http://www.ca-probate.com/wills/WHITE_R.HTM]:

DEATH: SOURCE: Title: Walter Gilbert website: http://www.otal.umd.edu/~walt/gen/htmfile/1280.htm (heavily documented)

WILL: 27 May 1617 Messing, Essex Co., England

Source: Title: Robert White Last Will & Testament

Author: http://www.ca-probate.com/wills/WHITE_R.HTM

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WILL: Last Will and Testament of Robert White

In the name of God Amen. May the seaven and twentyeth in the fifteenth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god Kinge of England

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Robert WHITE - bur. Jun. 17, 1617, Messing, Essex, England. Said to be [but was NOT] the son of Robert WHITE (b. South Pemerton; d. 1600) and Alice, grandson of Richard WHITE (b. Hillariance; d. May 6, 1578) married Helen (1523-1580), and great-grandson of Thomas WHITE (b. Meriot) married Agnes RICHARDS. His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard ROGERS, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew SCRIVENER, an established church minister. Robert's will names his wife and all his children. Son Daniel and wife Bridget were named executors, and John CHRISTMAS (Sr.) and William LEVETT were witnesses. Also named are three sons in law (James BOWTELL, Joseph LOOMIS, and William GOODWIN), Ralph BETT ("my kinsman and servant"), and Joseph DIGBIE ("my servant"). The three unmarried children, Bridget, Anna, and John, were bequeathed money on the condition that they obtain the consent of their mother, and of Joseph LOOMIS and William GOODWIN, before marriage (100 marks to each daughter, and 200 marks to John). It is possible that Daniel was the son of a first wife, prior to Robert's marriage to Bridget on Jun. 24, 1585 at Shalford, Essex.

Bridget ALLGAR (or ALGER) - bap. Mar. 11, 1562, Shalford, Essex, England. Daughter of William ALLGAR (bur. Aug. 2, 1575, Shalford, Essex), and sister of: Mary, who married "Ralfe BETTE"; John, who died in infancy; John; and Elizabeth.

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Children of Robert and Bridget White

Daniel - Co-executor of father's will with his father's widow. Daniel's baptism is not recorded at Shalford, and he is not granted a bequest in his father's will, though he is called "my sonne." It is poosible that he was the son of a first wife of Robert WHITE.

Sarah - bap. Mar. 8, 1585/6, Shalford, Essex. Married James BOWTELL of Little Sailinge, Essex. Children of Sarah and James BOWTELL: Matthew died in infancy; James died in infancy; John died in infancy; Nathaniel; Stephen; and Sarah died in infancy.

Nathaniel - bap. Apr. 30, 1587, Shalford, Essex. He was apparently unmarried in 1617, since there is no mention of his wife or children (actual or potential) in his father's will.

Mary - bap. Aug. 24, 1590, Shalford, Essex, England; d. Aug. 23, 1652, CT. Married Joseph LOOMIS.

ELIZABETH - bap. Mar. 5, 1591/2, Shalford, Essex; d. May 17, 1667, Farmington, CT. Married WILLIAM GOODWIN.

Bridget - bap. Aug. 18, 1594, Shalford, Essex. Unmarried in 1617. Bridget was married on Sep. 28, 1618 at Messing, Essex to John CHRISTMAS, Jr., and they had two sons: Richard and John.

Anna - bap. Jul. 13, 1600, Shalford, Essex. (Also known as either Ann or Anne.) Married Oct. 18, 1620, Messing, Essex, John PORTER (d. Apr. 22, 1648, Windsor, CT). The baptisms of the first eight of their children, ending with Mary (bap. Oct. 1, 1637) are recorded at Felsted, Essex. The baptism of Anna (bap. Nov. 4, 1638) is recorded at Messing, Essex. Son Nathaniel and daughter Hannah were born at Windsor, CT. Children of Anna and John PORTER: John married Mary STANLEY; Sarah married Joseph JUDSON; James lived in London, England; Rebecca; Samuel died in infancy; Rose; Samuel married Hannah STANLEY, daughter of Thomas; Mary married Samuel GRANT; Anna died in infancy; Nathaniel; and Hannah (or Anna) married William GAYLORD (William married second Elizabeth DRAKE, daughter of John of Windsor, CT).

John - d. Dec. 17, 1683 - Jan. 23, 1684, Hartford, CT. To America in 1632 aboard the 'Lyon', setting first at Cambridge, MA, where he was freeman Mar. 4, 1633. Removed to Hartford, CT about 1636, and then to Hadley by 1664, where he was Representative in 1664 and 1669. Returned to Hartford about 1670, and was Elder in the South Church. Unmarried in 1617, he married before leaving England, Mary LEVETT, probably the daughter of William (will dated Oct. 9, 1626; proved Dec. 15, 1626, Fering, Essex) and Margaret, and sister of Isaac, Richard and John LEVETT. John and Mary resided at Hadley, MA. Children of John and mary WHITE: Mary married Jonathan GILBERT; Nathaniel married first Elizabeth, and second Martha COIT, daughter of John and widow of Hugh MOULD; John married Sarah BUNCE, who married second Nicholas WORTHINGTON; Daniel married Sarah CROW, daughter of John and Elizabeth; Sarah married first Stephen TAYLOR, second Barnabas HINSDALE, and third Walter HICKSON; and Jacob married Elizabeth BUNCE.

Source: http://kinnexions.com/smlawson/crow.htm#White -------------------- The Line of Robert and Bridget White became ancestors of USA Presidents Grant, Cleveland and Ford through their daughter Anna who married John Porter. Through the marriage of daughter Mary White and Joseph Loomis came the 13th USA President Millard Fillmore, Joseph Smith, founder of LDS church, and Roy O. Crutcher family.

Robert and Bridget were also ancestors of Reverand Solomon Williams, father of 'signer' William Willams and of author Richard Henry Dana through same daughter.

Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White Robert WHITE - bur. Jun. 17, 1617, Messing, Essex, England. Said to be [but was NOT] the son of Robert WHITE (b. South Pemerton; d. 1600) and Alice, grandson of Richard WHITE (b. Hillariance; d. May 6, 1578) married Helen (1523-1580), and great-grandson of Thomas WHITE (b. Meriot) married Agnes RICHARDS. His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard ROGERS, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew SCRIVENER, an established church minister. Robert's will names his wife and all his children. Son Daniel and wife Bridget were named executors, and John CHRISTMAS (Sr.) and William LEVETT were witnesses. Also named are three sons in law (James BOWTELL, Joseph LOOMIS, and William GOODWIN), Ralph BETT ("my kinsman and servant"), and Joseph DIGBIE ("my servant"). The three unmarried children, Bridget, Anna, and John, were bequeathed money on the condition that they obtain the consent of their mother, and of Joseph LOOMIS and William GOODWIN, before marriage (100 marks to each daughter, and 200 marks to John). It is possible that Daniel was the son of a first wife, prior to Robert's marriage to Bridget on Jun. 24, 1585 at Shalford, Essex.

Bridget ALLGAR (or ALGER) - bap. Mar. 11, 1562, Shalford, Essex, England. Daughter of William ALLGAR (bur. Aug. 2, 1575, Shalford, Essex), and sister of: Mary, who married "Ralfe BETTE"; John, who died in infancy; John; and Elizabeth.

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Children of Robert and Bridget White See Notable Cousins for line to: Lucille BALL, Stephen Grover CLEVELAND, Sarah (WATSON) DANA, Lee DeFOREST, Emily Elizabeth DICKINSON, Millard FILLMORE, Gerald Rudolph FORD, Ulysses Simpson GRANT, Frederick Law OLMSTED, William Sydney 'O. Henry' PORTER, Vincent Leonard PRICE, Sophia SMITH, Raquel WELCH, William WILLIAMS, Wilbur WRIGHT and Orville WRIGHT, and Jane WYMAN

Daniel - Co-executor of father's will with his father's widow. Daniel's baptism is not recorded at Shalford, and he is not granted a bequest in his father's will, though he is called "my sonne." It is poosible that he was the son of a first wife of Robert WHITE. Sarah - bap. Mar. 8, 1585/6, Shalford, Essex. Married James BOWTELL of Little Sailinge, Essex. Children of Sarah and James BOWTELL: Matthew died in infancy; James died in infancy; John died in infancy; Nathaniel; Stephen; and Sarah died in infancy. Nathaniel - bap. Apr. 30, 1587, Shalford, Essex. He was apparently unmarried in 1617, since there is no mention of his wife or children (actual or potential) in his father's will. Mary - bap. Aug. 24, 1590, Shalford, Essex, England; d. Aug. 23, 1652, CT. Married Joseph LOOMIS. Elizabeth - bap. Mar. 5, 1591/2, Shalford, Essex; d. May 17, 1667, Farmington, CT. Married William GOODWIN. Bridget - bap. Aug. 18, 1594, Shalford, Essex. Unmarried in 1617. Bridget was married on Sep. 28, 1618 at Messing, Essex to John CHRISTMAS, Jr., and they had two sons: Richard and John. Anna - bap. Jul. 13, 1600, Shalford, Essex. (Also known as either Ann or Anne.) Married Oct. 18, 1620, Messing, Essex, John PORTER (d. Apr. 22, 1648, Windsor, CT). The baptisms of the first eight of their children, ending with Mary (bap. Oct. 1, 1637) are recorded at Felsted, Essex. The baptism of Anna (bap. Nov. 4, 1638) is recorded at Messing, Essex. Son Nathaniel and daughter Hannah were born at Windsor, CT. Children of Anna and John PORTER: John married Mary STANLEY; Sarah married Joseph JUDSON; James lived in London, England; Rebecca; Samuel died in infancy; Rose; Samuel married Hannah STANLEY, daughter of Thomas; Mary married Samuel GRANT; Anna died in infancy; Nathaniel; and Hannah (or Anna) married William GAYLORD (William married second Elizabeth DRAKE, daughter of John of Windsor, CT). John - d. Dec. 17, 1683 - Jan. 23, 1684, Hartford, CT. To America in 1632 aboard the 'Lyon', setting first at Cambridge, MA, where he was freeman Mar. 4, 1633. Removed to Hartford, CT about 1636, and then to Hadley by 1664, where he was Representative in 1664 and 1669. Returned to Hartford about 1670, and was Elder in the South Church. Unmarried in 1617, he married before leaving England, Mary LEVETT, probably the daughter of William (will dated Oct. 9, 1626; proved Dec. 15, 1626, Fering, Essex) and Margaret, and sister of Isaac, Richard and John LEVETT. John and Mary resided at Hadley, MA. Children of John and mary WHITE: Mary married Jonathan GILBERT; Nathaniel married first Elizabeth, and second Martha COIT, daughter of John and widow of Hugh MOULD; John married Sarah BUNCE, who married second Nicholas WORTHINGTON; Daniel married Sarah CROW, daughter of John and Elizabeth; Sarah married first Stephen TAYLOR, second Barnabas HINSDALE, and third Walter HICKSON; and Jacob married Elizabeth BUNCE.

Taken from RootsWeb author Paul Christman

Note: "His will was dated may 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard ROGERS, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew SCRIVENER, an established church minister. Robert's will names his wife and all his children. Son Daniel and wife Bridget were named executors, and John CHRISTMAS (Sr.) and William LEVETT were witnesses. Also named are three sons in law (James BOWTELL, Joseph LOOMIS, and William GOODWIN), Ralph BETT ('my kinsman and servant'), and Joseph DIGBIE ('my servant'). The three unmarried children, Bridget, Anna, and John, were bequeathed money on the condition that they obtain the consent of their mother, and of Joseph LOOMIS and William GOODWIN, before marriage (100 marks to each daughter, and 200 marks to John). It is possible that Daniel was the son of a first wife, prior to Robert's marriage to Bridget on Jun. 24, 1585 at Shalford, Essex."

Robert White's Will Robert White

d. 1617 m. Bridgett Allgar

In the name of God Amen. May the seaven and twentyeth in the fifteenth yeare of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god Kinge of England ffrance and Ireland defender of the faith etc and of Scotland the fiftyeth. In the yeare of our Lord god 1617 I Robert White of Messinge in the countye of Essex yeoman, beinge of good and pfect remembrance, doe make this my last will and testament, in manner and forme followinge. Imprimis. I comend my soule unto the hands of god almightey my most faythfull creator redemer and sanctifier and my bodie to be buryed in the parish church or church yeard of Messinge, at the discretion of mine executors. Item I give and bequeath unto the poore people of Messinge fortye shillings of lawful mony of England, to be distributed amongst them, at ye discretion of mine executors and the minister of Messinge, within one month next after my depture from this naturall life. Item I give and bequeath unto Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of gods word at Withersfleld in Essex aforesaid; and to Bartholomew Scrivener Minister of the church of god in Messinge aforenamed to each of them the severall summe of fortey shillings of like lawfull monie, to be payd Unto them within two monthes next after my departure.

Item I give and bequeath unto mine eldest daughter Sarah, the wife of James Bowtell of little Salinge, the summe of fifteene pounds of lawful mony of England. to be paid within fower years next after my depture. Item I give and bequeath unto Jeames Bowtell the younger son of my said daughter Sarah Bowtell, the summe of five pounds of good and lawful mony of England, to be paid unto him when he shall come to ye sixteenth yeare of his age.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Marie the wife of Joseph Lummis of Branetree, one pewter platter.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth the wife of Willm Gooddinge of Bockinge the summe of fortye markes of like lawfull monye within one yeare next after my depture. to be paid unto hir.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Bridgett White the sum of one hundred marks of like lawfull monye. to be paid unto hir upon the day of hir marriage, provided that she my said daughter Bridgett shall not bestow hir selfe in marryage without time approbation and consent of may two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and Willim Goodinge formerly mentioned, and of my wife Bridgett White or thee consent of two of them whereof my wife to be one of the twaine. But yf it happen that shee marrye without the consent aforesaid then I give her only the summe of thirtye pounds of like lawful monie.

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna White the summe of one humndredth markes of like lawfull mony : to be paid unto hir upon ye day of her marriage; yf soe be she shall bestow hir selfe in marriage, accordinge to the likinge and consent of my two fornamed sonnes in law, and my wife, as is aforesaid. Butt vf it so fall out, as that she my said daughter Anna shall marrye without ther consent and approbation formerly mentioned, then I give and bequeath hir only the summe of thirtey pounds of like and lawfull monie.

Item I give and bequeath unto my sounne Nathaniell White the sume of fortie pounds of like lawfull money, whereof my will is that twenty pounds shall be paid wthin one yeare next after my depture, and the other twentye pounds to be paid unto him within two years next after my said depture oute of this naturall life.

Item I give and bequeath unto my soenne John White the summe of two hundredth pounds of like lawfull monie to be paid him when he shall come to ye years of one and twentye of his age: yett provided that my said sonne John shall not bestow himselfe in marriage without the approbation and consent of my aforesaid two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and William Goodinge, and my wife his mother. And yf it so fall oute that this my son John shall match him selfe contrarye to the good likinge and consent aforesaid, then I give and bequeath unto hint only as his full portiom the summe of one hundred pounds of like lawfull monye.

Item my mind and will is that yf any of my foresaid children thiat are unmarried shall depte this naturall life before thee tymes appointed for time payment of their portions; or yf any of them shall marrye contrarve to the consent and approbation mentioned , then such sum me or summes of monie (as shl retaine and accrew, eyther by their death or disobeydience,) shall be equally devided amongste the rest of my children whither marryed or unmarried, pte and parte like.

Item I give and bequeath unto my said son John White time ioyned standinge bedstead wch is in the parlour, with the featherbed, flockbed, bolster coveringe wth other furnevture thereunto belonginge: alsoe the presse cupbourd the cupbourd table and newest chest all wch are in the said ploure to be delivered him after the death of mv said wife Bridgett White, or instead thereof the summe of twenty marks of like lawfull monye.

Item I constitute and ordainie my aforesaid sonnes in law Joseph Lumys Willm Goodinge supuisors of this my last will and testament and do give unto each of them time severall summes of fortev shillings of like lawfull monye: towards their charge and paines in seinge this my will executed according to my minde.

Item I give and bequeath untto Ralph Bett the younger my kinsman and servant the summe of five pounds of like lawfull money, to be paid unto him within one yeare next after my depture.

Item I give and bequeath unto Joseph Digbie my servant, twentye shillings. of like lawfull monye, to be paid within One yeare next after my depture.

Item all the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my wife Bridgett White, and to my sonne Daniell White whome I constitute and ordayne the joynte executors of this mv last will and testament, hopinge they will faithfullye execute this my will accordinge to the trust reposed in them.

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett myne hand and seale time daye and yeare first mentioned.

In presence of us John Christmas ye elders (+) marke Willm Levett.

Probatu fuit Testamentu apud Kelvedon vicesimo Die mensis Junii 1617.

The Will of Robert White of Messing

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ce27 337&id=I06059 Taken from RootsWeb author Elizabeth Partridge

Source: The Goodwins of Hartford, Conn. by James Junius Goodwin. p. 68

Will of Robert White of Messing, Essex, England

In the name of God Amen. May the seaven and twentyeth in the fifteenth yea re of the raigne of our Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of god Kin ge of England, ffrance and Ireland defender of the faith etc. and of Scotl and the fiftyet. In the yeare of our Lord god 1617 I Robert White of Messi nge in the countye of Essex yeoman, beinge of good and pfect remembranc e, doe make this my last will and testament, in manner and forme following e. Imprimis. I comend my soule unto the hands of god almightey my most faythf ull creator redemer and sanctifier and my bodie to be buryed in the pari sh church or church yeard of Messinge, at the discretion of mine executor s. Item. I give and bequeath unto the poore people of Messinge fortye shillin gs of lawful mony of England, to be distributed amongst them, at ye discre tion of mine executors and the minister of Messinge, within one month ne xt after my depture from this naturall life. Item. I give and bequeath unto Mr. Richard Rogers preacher of gods wo rd at Withersfield in Essex aforesaid; and to Bartholomew Serivener Minist er of the church of god in Messinge aforenamed to each of them the severa ll summe of fortey shillings of like lawfull monie, to be payd unto them w ithin two monthes next after my departure. Item. I give and bequeath unto mine eldest daughter Sarah, the wife of Jam es Bowtell of little Salinge, the summe of fifteene pounds of lawfull mo ny of England to be paid within fower years next after my depture. Item. I give and bequeath unto Jeames Bowtell the younger, son of my sa id daughter Sarah Bowtell, the summe of five pounds of good and lawfull mo ney of England, to be paid unto him when he shall come to ye sixteenth yea re of his age. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth, the wife of Willm Go oddinge of Bockinge the summe of fortye markes of like lawfull monye with in one yeare next after my depture, to be paid unto hir. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Bridgett White the sum of one h undred marks of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto hir upon the day of h ir marriage, provided that she my said daughter Bridgett shall not best ow hir selfe in marryage without the approbation and consent of my two son nes in law Joseph Lummys and Willim Goodinge formrly mentioned, a nd of my wife Bridgett White or the consent of two of them whereof my wi fe to be one of the twaine. But yf it happen that shee marrye without t he consent aforesaid then I give hir only the summe of thirtye pounds of l ike lawful monie. Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna White the summe of one hun dredth markes of like lawfull mony: to be paid unto hir upon ye day of h ir marriage; yf soe be she shall bestow hir selfe in marriage, accordin ge to the likinge and consent of my two fornamed sonnes in law and my wi fe as is aforesaid. But yf it soe fall out, as that she my said daughter A nna shall marrye without the consent and approbation formerly mentioned, t hen I give and bequeath hir only the summe of thirtey pounds of like and l awfull monie. Item. I give and bequeath unto my sounne Nathaniell White the sume of fort ie pounds of like lawfull monye, whereof my will is that twenty pounds sha lbe paid within one yeare next after my depture, and the other twentye pou nds to be paid unto him within two years next after my said depture ou te of this naturall life. Item. I give and bequeath unto my sonne John White the summe of two hundre dth pounds of like lawfull monie to be paid him when he shall come to ye y ears of one and twentye of his age: yett provided that my said sonne Jo hn shall not bestow himselfe in marriage without the approbation and conse nt of my aforesaid two sonnes in law Joseph Lummys and William Goodinge a nd my wife his mother. And yf it soe fall oute that this my son John sha ll match him selfe contrarye to the good likinge and consent aforesaid, th en I give and bequeath unto him onlye as his full portion the summe of o ne hundred pounds of like lawfull monye. Item. My mind and will is that yf any of my foresaid children that are unm arried shall depte this maturall life before the tymes appointed for the p aymt of their portions; or yf any of them shall marye contrarye to the con sent and approbation mentioned, then such summe or summes of monie (as sha ll remaine and accrew, eyther by their death or disobeydience) shall be eq ually devided amongste the rest of my children whither marryed or unmarrie d, pte and parte like. Item. I give and bequeath unto my said son John White the loyned standin ge bedstead wch is in the parlour, with the featherbed, flockbed, bolst er coueringe with other furneyture thereunto belonginge; alsoe the pres se cupbourd the cupbourd table and newest chest, all wch are in the said p loure to be delivered him after the death of my said wife Bridgett Whit e, or instead thereof the summe of twenty marks of like lawfull monye. Item. I constitute and ordaine my aforesaid sonnes in law Joseph Lumys Wil lim Goodinge supuisors of this my last will and testament and doe give un to each of them the severall summes of fortey shillings of like lawfull mo ny; towards their charge and paines in seinge this my will executed accord ing to my minde. Item. I give and bequeath unto Ralph Bett the younger my kinsman and serva nt the summe of five pounds of like lawfull monye, to be paid unto him wit hin one yeare next after my depture. Item. I give and bequeath unto Joseph Digbie my servant, twentye shillin gs of like lawfull money, to be paid within one yeare next after my deptur e. Item. All the rest of my goods unbequeathed I give and bequeath unto my wi fe Bridgett White, and to my sonne Daniel White whome I constitute and ord ayne the ioynte executors of this my last will and testament, hoping th ey will faithfullye execute this my will accordinge to the trust repos ed in them. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett myne hand and seale the daye and y eare first mentioned. In presence of us John Christmas ye elders (+) marke Willm Levett Probatu fuit Testamentu apud Kelvedon vicesimo Die mensis Junil 1617. -------------------- Robert W. White is the 4th great-grandfather of U.S. President John Adams. Robert White, was considered a rich man for his time, and this is fully verified by his will. Robert's will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard Rogers, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew Scrivener, an established church minister. Also, Robert was accounted a rich man and was referred to as a yeoman. This was the old designation for an independent farmer who owned his own land. This was not very common in the 1500's since most of the land was still under the control of the nobility or the church. Robert seems to have lived in the area of Shalford in Essex most of his life and he is buried there. -------------------- (f/g) Robert White Birth: 1558 Harwich, England Death: 1617 Harwich, England

Born about 1558 in Shalford, Essex, England. Married Bridget Allgar 24 Jun 1585 in Shalford. Their children included: Mary (White) Loomis, Elizabeth (White) Goodwin, Elder John White, & Anna/Rosanna (White) Porter. Find A Grave contributor P Fazzini adds: Common Ancestor for US Presidents: Millard Fillmore US Grant Stephen Grover Cleveland Gerald Ford


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Spouse:
 Bridget Allgar White (1561 - 1605)
Children:
 Sarah White Boutell (1586 - ____)*
 Mary White Loomis (1590 - 1652)*
 Elizabeth White Goodwin (1591 - ____)*
 John White (1595 - 1683)*
 Anna/Rosanna White Porter (1600 - 1648)

Burial: Unknown Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Feb 23, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34134683 -tcd

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Robert White, of Messing's Timeline

1558
1558
Shalford, Essex, England
1560
March 17, 1560
Messing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
May 17, 1560
Shalford, Essex, England
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Shalford, Essex, England
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Shalford, Essex, England
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Shalford, Essex, England
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Shalford, Essex, England
May 17, 1560
Shalford, Essex, England
May 17, 1560
Shalford, Essex, England
May 17, 1560
Shalford, Essex, England