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William White

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Catton, Yorkshire, England
Death: September 14, 1703 (39-47)
Brandywine, New Castle, Delaware
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph White and Elizabeth Church
Husband of Miriam Coppock
Father of John White; Samuel White; Elizabeth White and Richard White

Occupation: Wheelwright
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About William White

William's will is dated 22 Dec 1702 and was probated 14 Sep 1703. He left his land, Located in "Brandywine Hundred" to Son John with provision for Samuel and Elizabeth and wife Miriam. {source Richard White Msg 16 Jan 1994}

Sources: 1.Note: Mrs Diller Quality: 2

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From Pedigree Resource File CD 37. William WHITE came from New Castle County in Ireland about 1682. His father was Joseph WHITE and his mother was Elizabeth CHURCH. I have a record of a warrant for 100 acres from William PENN to William WHITE in 1683. The land was located in Concord Township in the Provence of Pennsilvania. The Survey General, Thomas HOLMES endorsed the Warrant and it was signed by William PENN. Note that Volume 1 of New World Immigrants mentions that William WHITE had a warrant for land in Brandywine Hundred, Newcastle County. This is very near the present northern boundary of Delaware and may have actually been in Pennsylvania in 1683. William WHITE executed his last will & testament on 22 Dec 1702. It was probated on 14 Sept 1703 in Newcastle County, Delaware and witnesses were John and Frances Grubb. The signature on the cover sheet was that of Charles Springer. 163-B NewCastle County the 14th of Sept 1703 Then personally appeared before me, one of his Majesties Justices of the peace for the County of Newcastle, John Grubb and Frances Grubb and did upon their solemn Attestation declare that they saw the within Testator William White seal, publish and declare the within writing to be his Last Will and Testament and that he was at that time in sound mind. Charles Springer Some copies of the above documents in my posession came from Roger L. WHITE in Lawrence, Kansas - a distant cousin. I wrote to the Pennsylvania Archives (3 Apr 1993) and have received a slightly better copy of the warrant. The land warrant is in Survey Book D-69, Page 258 in the Philadelphia Archives, and the Will is on record at the Register of Wills in the City Courthouse in Philadelphia. The only reference number I have on the will is the B:163 shown above. I also wrote for new copies of the will (28 Jun 1993), and received a new copy which is still extremely hard to read. [FN::FN]Miriam SHORT was "very probably" a passenger on the WELCOME with Wm. PENN which arrived at New Castle (now Delaware) about 27 Oct 1682. She married George Thompson, (a proven WELCOME passenger) almost immediately upon arrival in New Castle. George Thompson either died or she was released from the marriage and she married William WHITE of New Castle County, a wheelwright, some time after 1684. William WHITE died in 1703. His will was dated 22 Dec 1702 and was probated on 14 Sep 1703. William & Miriam had three children; Samuel, John and Elizabeth. Miriam also had one child from her marriage to George Thompson. (Ralph Thompson) After the death of William WHITE, Miriam married, third, at Chichester on 30 Sep 1704, Aaron COPPOCK of Aston Township who moved to Nottingham in 1713. Aaron COPPOCK was born 25 Oct 1662, died 10 Oct 1726, leaving a will dated 3 Oct 1726, probated 17 Dec 1726. Note that Delaware became a State on 7 Dec 1787. Pennsylvania was granted statehood on 12 Dec 1787. Any legal actions prior to these dates may have appeared to be in the Territory of Pennsylvania or Delaware. Although William White's land was in Concord Township (PA) his will was probated in NewCastle County, DE. Delaware did not have townships - their counterpart was "Hundreds".

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2743136&id=I1833

Sources: 1.Abbrev: Richard White GEDCOM Title: Richard White GEDCOM Repository: Name: Rootsweb.com 2.Abbrev: Welcome Claimants, Proved, Disproved, & Doubtful Title: George E. McCracken The Welcome Claimants, Proved, Disproved & Doubtful Penns Colony, Vol 2 Publication: The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania Date: 5 Repository: Name: Not Given (See Notes) Note: Mobberly Parish, England 3.Abbrev: Wills of Chester Co, PA, Abstracts of Jacob Martin Title: Jacob Martin Wills of Chester Co, PA 1713 - 1748 Publication: Family Line PublicationsRear 63 E Main StWestminster, MD Date: 5 Repository: Name: Not Given (See Notes) Note: Mobberly Parish, England 4.Abbrev: is 1660, however his mother and father were not married until 1677, and Elizabeth Church wasn'r born until 1661. Something is wrong here. Perhaps Joseph White and Elizabeth Church are not really William's parents. Title: is 1660, however his mother and father were not married until 1677, and Elizabeth Church wasn'r born until 1661. Something is wrong here. Perhaps Joseph White and Elizabeth Church are not really William's parents. Date: 5

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William White's Timeline

1660
1660
Catton, Yorkshire, England
1694
1694
Age 34
Delaware Pike, PA
1700
1700
Age 40
Cecil County, Province of Maryland
1703
September 14, 1703
Age 43
Brandywine, New Castle, Delaware
1726
1726
Age 43
Westmourland Co (?), VA
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