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Sir John Whyte, MP, Lord Mayor of London

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Farnham, Surrey, England
Death: June 9, 1573 (58-66)
Farnham, Surrey, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Whyte, of Farnham and Kateryn Whyte
Husband of Sybil Whyte and Catherine Soday
Father of Margaret Hussey; Joan White; Robert White, esq.; William White, the elder; Thomas White, Sir, of Poyle and 3 others
Brother of Dr. John White, Bishop of Winchester; Eustace White; Leonard White; Elizabeth Saunders; Dr. (Rev) Henry White, of Oxford and 2 others

Occupation: Mayor of London, knight, grocer
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About Sir John Whyte, MP, Lord Mayor of London

Older(?) or possibly twin brother of John White, Bishop of Winchester.

Sir John Whyte, born about 1511 in Farnham, Surrey, England

  • Mayor of London, England 1563-64
  • A Knight with Coat of Arms,
  • Member of Parliament for London 1563 and 1571,
  • Knighted 1564, died 9 June 1573.

Personal arms: Per fess azure and or, a pale counterchanged, three plates, two and one, each charged with two bars wavy vert, and as many lions' heads erased, one and two, gules.

Sir John White, Knight, grocer, Mayor of London, from 1563- 1564 and of Aldershot in the county of Hampshire. married 1st Sibbell, the daughter of Robert White of South Warnborow, in the county of Hampshire, He married 2nd Catherine, daughter of John Soday, of London

THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON " The Lord Mayor of London" has certain very remarkable privileges which have been religiously guarded and must be of great antiquity. It is only necessary to mention these here, but each of the privileges requires an exhaustive examination as to its origin. they all prove the remarkable position of Old London and mark it off from other cities of modern Europe. Shortly stated, the privileges are four:

1. The closing of the Temple Bar to the sovereign.

2.The Mayor's position in the city, where he is second only to the King.

3. His summons to the Privy Council on accession of a new sovereign.

4. His position of butler at the coronation banquets.

' The terms of the judgment on a further claim are as follows: The Court considers and adjudges that the Lord Mayor has by usage a right, subject to his Majesty's pleasure to attend the Abbey during the coronation and bear the crystal mace" " The two great Military Orders, the Knight's Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem and the Templars, followed the Augustinian rule and were both settled in London, and the original village of Clerkenwell grew up around the buildings of the Knights ( Enc, Brit, 11th Edition)

Sir Thomas White, the founder of St John's College, Oxford, was Mayor in 1553; He owned lands in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England.

Sir John White, Lord Mayor of London, 1563 was buried at Aldershot, Hampshire. He was a brother of John White, Bishop of Winchester, England

Sir Thomas White, was Lord Mayor of London in 1655, and was the first of the [South Warnborough] White's to settle in Ireland. His descendant was created Earl of Bantry in 1816.

John-(A) Whyte65, born Abt. 1510 in probably at Farnham, England65; died January 11, 1559/60 in Bishop of Winchester Cathedral, England65,66 Notes for John-(A) Whyte: "John White (1510?-1560), bishop of Winchester, was the son of Robert White of Farnham, where he was born 1510-11. (His brother JOHN became Lord Mayor of London in 1563. See pedigree in Manning and Bray's History of Surrey.) In 1521, at the age of 11, he was admitted scholar at Winchester. *** His health began to fail and on July 7 he was released to live with his brother, Alderman John White, near Bartholomew Lane. He was shortly after allowed to retire to the house of his sister, wife of Thomas White, at South Warnborough, Hampshire, where he died 12 January, 1560. He was buried in Winchester Cathedral on January 15."

Copy of letter to Rev. John Holding, Esq.

"Guildhall Library, London, E. C. 17-VI, 1902.

"Dear Sir: I have much pleasure in replying to your inquiry. The Lord Mayor in 1553 was Sir Thomas White, the founder of St. John's College, Oxford.

"Sir John White was Lord Mayor 1563, and his brother was Bishop of Winchester, both brothers being named JOHN. See article on the Bishop, Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 61, pp. 52 A.

"Yours faithfully, "C. Welch, Librarian."

(From MS. of Rev. John Holding.)

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Sir John Whyte, MP, Lord Mayor of London's Timeline

Farnham, Surrey, England
Age 27
Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Age 32
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Age 36
Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Age 39
London, Greater London, England
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London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
May 1559
Age 48
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom