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John White, Il

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Stanton Saint John, Oxfordshire, England
Death: September 30, 1618 (64-72)
Stanton Saint John, Oxfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John White, of Timsbury and Mildred White
Husband of Isabel White
Father of Nathaniell White; Mary Terry; Stephen White; Rev. Josias White, vicar of Hornchurch; Rev. John White and 2 others
Brother of Joan White; Ellen White; Alice Canon; Cicily Or Sysley White; Avis Summers and 1 other
Half brother of Alice Martyn; Mildred White and Johanna Hayward

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About John White, of Stanton St-Johns

https://www.nps.gov/fora/learn/education/ships-of-the-roanoke-voyages.htm read below

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_White_(colonist_priest)

John White (1575 – 21 July 1648) was the rector of a parish in Dorchester, Dorset, England. He was instrumental in obtaining charters for the New England Company, and the Massachusetts Bay Company. He took a close personal interest in the settlement of New England

Archdeaconry Court of Oxford:

[Oxford Wills, series II, vol. 4, pages 224+]

In the name of god amen I John White of Stanton St-Johns in the ___ Oxford Gentleman touched with the consideration of mine owne mortality and not knowing weth__ be pleased to give me so good vse of mine vnderstanding and memory hereafter as (his name be bles___) I now have in this time of mine health do make this my last will and testament in manner and fo__ First I commend my soule into the handes of my gracious Redeemer Jesus Christ by whose satisfaction ___ merits only I trust assuredly to be saved my body I appoint to be buried in the parish church of Stanto' afore___ in such place as mine executors shall thinke convenient. As for my wordly estate and goods I dispose of them as followeth

In primis my desire and will is that first and before all my debts be discharged

Item I give and bequeath to the poore of the parish of Stanton St Johns where I dwell sixe pounds thirteene shillings foure pence

Item I give and bequeath vnto mine eldest sonne Josiah White fourty pounds

Item I give and ___ bequeath vnto my sonne John White twenty pounds

Item I give and bequeath vnto my eldest daughte'r Mary Terry twenty pounds

Item I give and bequeath vnto my daughter Martha Cooke twenty pounds

Item I give and bequeath vnto my daughter Elizabeth Gardner ten pounds.

All which sumes I app___ to be payd by even porcions the one half within one yeare after my decease the other half somtime the yeare following after that

Item I give and bequeath vnto my sister Avis Sumers ten shillings to be layd out in a ring

Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Alice Cannon fourty shillings

Item I give and bequeath vnto St-Mary Colledge in Oxford comonly called New Colledge ten pounds to be bestowed in two pieces of plate for the vse of the fellowes and students in the same Colledge Which last sumes my will is to have payed entirely within one yeare after my decease

All the rest of my goods and chattells moveable and unmoveable my debts and legacies before mentioned being discharged I give vnto my sonne Steven White whom I make ordaine and constitute my sole Executor of this my last will and testament. Allowing only vnto my two sons in law John Terry and Thomas Gardner whom I desire to be and by this p'sents designe and appoint overseers of this my sayd will and testament for their paines therein fourty shillings a piece

In witnes whereof I the sayd John White have putt to my hand and seale vnto these p'sents dated the xxxth day of September In the yeare of the raigne of o'r Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of God of England France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. the fourtee'th and of Scotland the fiftieth Anno Domini 1616

(signed) John White

Sealed and delivered in the p'sence of

Matthias Nicolls [minister in Plymouth, Devon, 1630, where he greeted the passengers about to depart on the Mary & John]

Henry Whitfield [came to New England in 1639]

John Ball [teacher in Crewkern, Somerset, possibly relative of Isabel (Ball) White]

Proved at Oxford 26th September 1618, by the said executor.

Fos 7 OB. HK. OW.

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HISTORY

In 1561, John's uncle, Thomas White, warden of New College, granted John a lease of " the suit and demesne lands of the manor of Stanton St. John," a College estate. This is where he brought his wife Isabel and where their children were born. It is believed that John and Isabel died there. His youngest son Steven succeeded his father in his official positions and also died there.

WILL

30th September, 1616. I John White of Staunton St. John in co. Oxford, gent.

To be buried in the parish church of Staunton.

To the poor of Staunton £6.13.4.

To my eldest son Josiah White £4.

To my son John White £20.

To my eldest daughter Mary Terry £20.

To my daughter Martha Cooke £20.

To my daughter Eliz. Gardner £10.

To my sister Avis Summers 10 s. for a ring.

To my sister Alice Cannon 40 s.

To St. Mary College in Oxford, commonly called New College £10 to be bestowed in twoe peeces of plate for th'use of the fellowes and students in the same Colledge.

All the rest of my goods, &c., to my son Steven White whom I make executor, allowing only to my s sons-in-law John Terry and Thomas Gardner whom I desire to be overseers, 40s. each.

Witnesses: Matthias Niccolls, Henry Whitfeld, John Ball.

Proved at Oxford 26 Sept. 1618, by the said executor.

(John White) Of Stanton St. John, co. Oxford. Lesee of the Manor Farm at

Stanton St. John, probably due to the influence of Thomas White, his uncle ,

Warden of New College, Oxford from 1553 to 1573. The manor belonged

(and still belonged in 1930) to New College. The stone house of the manor

farm was across the main street from the parish church. Stanton St. John is a few miles east of Oxford.

1614/5, 7 Feb: William Cooke "of Credyton in the Countie of Devon, Pastor there and Precher of the worde of God," wrote his will. Bequeaths to his wife Martha "that hundred pounds which remayneth in the hands of Mr. John White my father in lawe and was

promised me in mariage with her." (1) 1616, Sep: John White of St. John

Oxford wrote his will, names his daughter Elizabeth Gardner, and appoints

his son-in-law Thomas Gardner one of the overseers of his will.


Note: The parish register of Stanton St. John does not begin until 1654.

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=charlou10&id=I701

Arms of the White Family, from a Mural tablet in the Church of Stanton St-John, Oxford:

Azure on a cross quarterly Ermine and or, between four falcons argent beaked of the third, a fret gules between as many lozenges of the field, Crest. Out of a ducal coronet, per pale or and gules, a camel's head eared or, gorged with a chaplet of lilies also proper.

Oxford Wills, series II, vol. 4, pages 224ff:

Archdeaconry Court of Oxford:

In the name of god amen I John White of Stanton St-Johns in the ___ Oxford Gentleman touched with the consideration of mine owne mortality and not knowing weth__ be pleased to give me so good vse of mine vnderstanding and memory hereafter as (his name be bles___) I now have in this time of mine health do make this my last will and testament in manner and fo__ First I commend my soule into the handes of my gracious Redeemer Jesus Christ by whose satisfaction ___ merits only I trust assuredly to be saved my body I appoint to be buried in the parish church of Stanto' afore___ in such place as mine executors shall thinke convenient. As for my wordly estate and goods I dispose of them as followeth

In primis my desire and will is that first and before all my debts be discharged

Item I give and bequeath to the poore of the parish of Stanton St Johns where I dwell sixe pounds thirteene shillings foure pence

Item I give and bequeath vnto mine eldest sonne Josiah White fourty pounds

Item I give and ___ bequeath vnto my sonne John White twenty pounds

Item I give and bequeath vnto my eldest daughte'r Mary Terry twenty pounds

Item I give and bequeath vnto my daughter Martha Cooke twenty pounds

Item I give and bequeath vnto my daughter Elizabeth Gardner ten pounds.

All which sumes I app___ to be payd by even porcions the one half within one yeare after my decease the other half somtime the yeare following after that

Item I give and bequeath vnto my sister Avis Sumers ten shillings to be layd out in a ring

Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Alice Cannon fourty shillings

Item I give and bequeath vnto St-Mary Colledge in Oxford comonly called New Colledge ten pounds to be bestowed in two pieces of plate for the vse of the fellowes and students in the same Colledge Which last sumes my will is to have payed entirely within one yeare after my decease

All the rest of my goods and chattells moveable and unmoveable my debts and legacies before mentioned being discharged I give vnto my sonne Steven White whom I make ordaine and constitute my sole Executor of this my last will and testament. Allowing only vnto my two sons in law John Terry and Thomas Gardner whom I desire to be and by this p'sents designe and appoint overseers of this my sayd will and testament for their paines therein fourty shillings a piece

In witnes whereof I the sayd John White have putt to my hand and seale vnto these p'sents dated the xxxth day of September In the yeare of the raigne of o'r Soveraigne Lord James by the grace of God of England France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc. the fourtee'th and of Scotland the fiftieth Anno Domini 1616

[signed] John White

Sealed and delivered in the p'sence of

Matthias Nicolls [minister in Plymouth, Devon, 1630, where he greeted the passengers about to depart on the Mary & John]

Henry Whitfield [came to New England in 1639]

John Ball [teacher in Crewkern, Somerset, possibly relative of Isabel (Ball) White]

Proved at Oxford 26th September 1618, by the said executor.

Fos 7 OB. HK. OW.

Death: BEF 26 SEP 1618 in Stanton St. John, Oxfordshire, England

Father: John White b: by 1498

Mother: Mildred Weston

Marriage 1 Isabel Ball or Bawle b: EST 1548 in probably, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England

Married: EST 1568

While he was related to the White family of Swanborne and Hutton, the connection is relatively distant.


______ https://www.nps.gov/fora/learn/education/ships-of-the-roanoke-voyages.htm

587 The Voyage to Plant a Second Colony in Virginia

Lyon (120 tuns); the admiral, captained by Governor John White, with Simon Fernandez as master and pilot. A flyboat of 20 tuns, Edward Spicer, Master. A pinnace under the command of captain Edward Stafford. 1587 Sir George Carey's Expedition

Commander (2000 tuns), owned by Carey; William Irish, leader of the expedition, may have been her captain. Commander and two consorts left England before the squadron bearing the colonists and evidently called at Chesapeake Bay, the colonists' supposed destination, but found no evidence of English settlement. The exact relationship of Carey's expedition to White's has not been established.

Swallow, a bark of 70 tuns owned by Carey.

Gabriel, a pinnace of 30 tuns owned by Carey.


1588 First Attempt by Governor John White to Relieve the Roanoke Colonists

Brave: a pinnace of 30-50 tuns commanded by Captain Arthur Facy; Pedro Diaz, pilot.

Roe: a pinnace rated at around 25 tuns.

1590 Second Attempt by Governor John White to Relieve the Roanoke Colonists

Conclude, a pinnace of 20-30 tuns owned by Thomas Middleton and partners; Joseph Harris, captain; Hugh Harding, master; consort of Moonlight.

Hopewell (also known as the Harry and John), 140-160 tuns; Abraham Cocke, captain; Robert Hutton, master. Governor White booked passage on this vessel. White's account of the voyage suggests that the company barely tolerated presence even as a passenger with no real authority.

John Evangelist: a pinnace, captained by William Lane.

Little John (120 tuns), Christopher Newport, captain; Michael Geare, master.

Moonlight (formerly Mary Terlayne), 80 tuns; owned by William Sanderson, commanded by Captain Edward Spicer.

Two shallops lost under tow in the waters just off Plymouth.

Prizes: Buen Jesus of Seville (300-350 tuns), Trinidad (60 tuns), and two Spanish frigates (one of 10 tuns).

1590 Another Squadron that May Have Called At Roanoke Island

Bark Young, owned by associates of Sir George Carey; William Irish, captain.

Falcon's Flight, owned by John Norris.

Credits: Text by Olivia Isil; edited and expanded by lebame houston and Wynne Dough

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Stanton Saint John, Oxfordshire, England
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Stanton, St John, Oxfordshire, England
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Of Stanton, , St. Johns, England
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Stanton, St John, Oxon, England
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Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
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January 6, 1575
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Stanton, St John, Oxfordshire, England
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September 30, 1618
Age 68
Stanton Saint John, Oxfordshire, England