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Nathaniel White

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Messing, Essex, England
Death: August 27, 1711 (78-86)
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Riverside Cem., Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of 'Elder' John White of Hartford and Mary White
Husband of Elizabeth White and Martha White
Father of Dea. Nathaniel B. White, Jr.; Elizabeth Clark, of Middletown; Mary Bock Cornwall; Ensign Daniel White; Sarah Smith and 3 others
Brother of Sgt. John White of Hatfield; Mary Gilbert; Philippa White; Samuel White; Lieut. Daniel White and 7 others

Occupation: Military captain; Member CT Legislature for 50 years, Captain
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About Capt Nathaniel White

Nathaniel WHITE (AFN: 8W1N-8C) was born 1627/1629 in Messing, Essex, England and died 27 Aug 1711 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. Burial: Aug 1711 Riverside Cem., Middletown, CT

  • Parents: John WHITE (AFN: 8K84-M3) & Mary LEVETT


  1. Elizabeth BUNCE (AFN: 37RL-MP) 1650 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut also seen as Elizabeth (AFN: 1W4Q-T22) & Elizabeth Brewster
  2. Martha COIT (AFN: 8W1P-4S) 1666, Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, who survived him.

brief biography

Nathaniel White arrived in America on the ship Lyon with his parents when he was about 3.

He is referred to as "Captain;" presumably was a ship's captain.

From his will:

Page 74-110 Name: Capt. Nathaniel White Location: Middletown

Invt. ?927-11-05. Taken by Thomas Stow and John Warner. Lands inventoried in Hartford apprised by Joseph Wadsworth and Cyprian Nickolls. Will dated 16 August, 1711.

I, Nathaniel White of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Martha the use of the household goods, and for her comfortable maintenance during widowhood 6 pounds a year also, her firewood to be provided by my sons Daniel and Joseph. I also give her 10 pounnds in money to dispose of as she pleases. I give to my son Nathaniel all my houseing and lands in Hadley, he paying 10 pounds to the legatees of his grandfather. I give to my son John, besides his deed of gift, all the right that I have in reversion unto the estate that was my brother Jacob's in Hartford, he paying 20 pounds unto my daughters Elizabeth and Mary and representatives of my daughter Sarah, to be paid after the decease of the widow of my sd. brother. All this I give to my son John and his heirs forever. I give to my son Daniel the house, barn and other buildings he now lives in and is possessed of in Middletown, with 6 acres of upland adjoyning; also, one-third of my meadow and swamp at Wongunk, and also one-third part of my neck and wet meadow; all this besides what I have formerly given him by deed. I give to my son Jacob the house and lot I bought of Joseph Kirby; also, 2 acres of land next to his brother Daniel; also, 3 acres of meadow and swamp, and also one-third of my meadow and swamp at Wongunk. I give to my son Joseph my dwelling house, barn and home lot, and the garden plot, and the remaining part of my meadow and swamp at Wongunk, and one-third part of my neck and wet meadow. I give to my daughter Elizabeth the lot of upland that her son Nathaniel lives on, and 100 acres of my Plain lot northward of the Town. I give to my daughter Mary 100 acres of my Plain lot. I give to my daughter Sarah's children 200 acres out of my lot on the east side of the Great River; also 1-3 part of my moveables that was in being when my former wife died. My lot westward of the town, adjoining to Farmington, to be equally divided between my sons Daniel, Jacob and Joseph, they paying to my three daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah, or their representatives 12 pounds in money apiece, and 4 pounds money to the Rev. Mr. Noadiah Russell. A one-fourth part of my right in undivided lands to be and remain for the use of a public school already agreed upon. I intend what my now wife hath gained by her industry, and what she brought with her to me, should be at her own dispose. My two sons, Daniel and Joseph, to be executors.

Witness: John Hamlin, Thomas Stow, Daniel Stocking.

Nath. White, ls.

Court Record, Page 38--1st October, 1711: Will proven.

Nathaniel White was born in England about three years before his father came to New England. He was about seven years old when the family removed from Cambridge to Hartford. In 1650 or 1651, when about twenty-one years old, he removed to Middletown, on the Connecticut River, being one of the original proprietors and first settlers of that town. He represented the town in the Legislature or General Court. He was first chosen in 1659 and again from 1661 to 171 0, a period of fifty years. He was elected a representative from Middletown eighty-five times and was eighty- one years old when last chosen. In 1669 he was appointed by the legislature a magistrate and commissioner for Middletown, and in 1684 for Middletown, Haddam and the district of Meriden. He held the rank of Captain in the military, a title he carried throughout his life.

His grave is in Middletown, in the burying- ground near the river.



Captain, Deacon; 85 times a Representative to the General Court

Captain Nathaniel White was one of the first settlers of Middletown CT. He was a mamber of the CT State Legislature for 50 years.


(f/g) Capt Nathaniel White Birth: 1629, England Death: Aug. 27, 1711 Middletown Middlesex County Connecticut, USA

Capt. Nathaniel White was born in England in about 1629, the eldest son of Elder John White and Mary Levett. He came to the new world with his parents when he was just three years old. They sailed on the ship Lyon which arrived at Massachusetts Bay Colony on September 16, 1632, sailed by Captain Peirce. His father moved to Hartford, Connecticut in about 1642 and Nathaniel continued on to Middletown, Connecticut in about 1650 and was one of the first settlers of that town.

An amazingly well respected man, Nathaniel was elected as a representative of Middletown to the General Court eight-five times, being about 81 the last time he was appointed.

He married a girl named Elisabeth in about 1651, but nothing is known of her other than her marriage to Nathaniel. She was the mother of his eight children. They were:

1. Nathaniel White (1652-1742) 2. Elizabeth White Clark (1655-1711) 3. John White (1657-1748) 4. Mary White Cornwell Bacon (1659-1732) 5. Ensign Daniel White (1661-1739) 6. Sarah White Smith (born 1664) 7. Jacob White (1665-1738) 8. Joseph White (1667-1726)

After Elisabeth died in 1690, Nathaniel remarried to the mother of two of his daughters-in-law. Her name was Martha Mould, widow of Hugh Mould and daughter of John Coit. Her husband and father had both been well known ship builders. Nathaniel died in Middletown and was buried next to his first wife.

Family links:

 John White (1600 - 1684) 
 Martha Coit Mould White (1644 - 1730)
 Elisabeth White (1625 - 1690)
 Nathaniel White (1652 - 1741)*
 Mary White Cornwell Bacon (1659 - 1732)*
 Daniel White (1661 - 1739)*
 Jacob White (1665 - 1738)*
 Joseph White (1667 - 1725)

Burial: Riverside Cemetery Middletown Middlesex County Connecticut, USA Maintained by: Dale Sheldon Originally Created by: Judith Record added: Aug 25, 2004 Find A Grave Memorial# 9365924 -tcd

Nathaniel White, son of Elder John White and Mary Levit? , was born 1629 in England. He married Elizabeth Bunce WFT Est 1646-1676. He died 1711 in Middletown Ct. Elizabeth Bunce was born WFT Est 1624-1645. She died 1690.[1]

Captain of the militia, Magistrate, Representative in the Colonial Legislature. He immigrated from England with his parents at the age of three. Moved from Hartford to Middletown at the age of 21, in 1650. One of the original settlers of Middletown. He lived in the part that is now Cromwell. His grave is in Middletown City, in the burying ground near the river.[2] Birth 1629 England Birth ABT 1630 Messing, Essexshire, ENLAND Death 27 AUG 1711 Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA

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Capt Nathaniel White's Timeline

Messing, Essex, England
Messing, Essex, England, United Kingdom
July 7, 1652
Age 23
Middletown, Upper Houses (CT), USA
March 7, 1655
Age 26
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
April 7, 1659
Age 30
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
February 23, 1661
Age 32
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
January 22, 1664
Age 35
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
May 10, 1665
Age 36
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
February 20, 1667
Age 38
Middletown, Upper Houses (CT), USA