White (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

As of 9 June 2018:

IMPORTANT Read me First

Paper Trail

For more information see: Sherman, Robert M. & Ruth W. (re-edited by Robert S. Wakefield), Mayflower Families through Five Generations: vol. 13 White. Names in bold font have Y-DNA descendants who have taken a Y-DNA test.

First Generation

Recent research by Caleb Johnson, Susan Allen, & Simon Neal[1] has determined William White was baptized at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, 25 Jan 1586/7 the son of Edward White & Thomasine CROSS May.[2] William was an uncle to Dorothy May, who was the first wife of Gov. William Bradford.

William's mother died in 1591 and his father died in 1594. William and his sister, Martha, were then raised by their maternal grandmother, Jacomine and her second husband, Thomas Robinson. Thomas died in 1595 and William's sister died in 1608. While this large number of family deaths is very unusual and shocking to us today, it was not a rare occurrence during William's time. William and his half-siblings (his mother was a widow when she married her father) received permission to settle in Amsterdam, Holland in 1608. This likely indicates William was a Separatist, or at least attended a religion other than the official Church of England.

William married Susanna Jackson, likely at Amsterdam, likely about 1615. The couple had two known sons: Resolved (about 1616) and Peregrine (born aboard the Mayflower around the end of November 1620).[3] The family decided to emigrate with some of the Scrooby congregation and William died at the New Plimoth colony on 21 Feb 1620/1.[4] The widow Susanna married widowed Edward Winslow on 12 May 1621, being the first marriage in the new colony.

Second Generation

Resolved White[5] was born in England, about 1615. He died sometime after September 19, 1687. He and his first wife were buried in Winslow Cemetery, Marshfield. He was married twice, but all of his children were by his first wife, Judith Vassall, daughter of William Vassall (married 5 Nov 1640 in Scituate). They had eight children (born Scituate): William (1642-1695 unm.), John[6] (1644-b1684/5), Samuel (1646), Resolved (1647-1670 unm.), Anna (1649), Elizabeth (1652), Josiah (1654-1710) & Susanna (1656).

Peregrine White was born aboard the Mayflower while it was anchored in what is now called Providence Harbor. He died at Marshfield on 20 Jul 1704. He married Sarah Bassett before 6 Mar 1648/9 (when they were fined in court for fornication before marriage[7]) and had seven children (born Marshfield): Daniel (c1649), infant son (c1651), Jonathan (1658), Peregrine (c1661), Sarah (c1663), Sylvanus (b1667) & Mercy (c1670).

Third Generation

Samuel White was born Scituate 13 Mar 1645/6 and died Rochester 20 Sep 1720. He married Rebecca ____[8] and they had nine children (born Rochester): John (1669), Samuel (1671), Elizabeth (1673), Melatiah (1675), Judith (1681), Susannah (twin 1682), Hezekiah (twin 1682, not known to have married), Penelope (1687) and William (1690 no further record).

Josiah White was born Scituate 29 Sep 1654 and died Boxford 5 Jun 1710. He married Salem bef Dec 1680 Remember Read and they had: Josiah (bef 1684), Mary (bef 1687), Joseph (c 1689), Hannah, Sarah (bet. 1692-95) and Samuel (1696).

Daniel White[9] was born Marshfield 19 Aug 1649 and died there 6 May 1724. He married Hannah Hunt and they had: John (1675), Joseph (1678), Thomas (1680 m Martha Bisbee but no children known), Cornelius (1682), Benjamin (1684), Eleazer (1686) and Ebenezer (1691).

Jonathan White was baptized Marshfield 4 Jun 1658 and died Yarmouth aft Feb 1736. He married twice, first Yarmouth 2 Feb 1682/3 Hester/Esther Nickerson and second aft 1703 Elizabeth ____. By his first wife Jonathan had: Mary (c1684), Esther (c1686), Jonathan (c1692), Ebenezer (1698) and Joseph (c1702).

Peregrine White (II) was born Marshfield abt 1662 and died Boston 20 Nov 1727. He married twice, Susanna _____ and Mary _____. By Susanna he had Sarah and Benoni (never married). By Mary he had Mark (unk. if marr.).

Sylvanus White was born Marshfield bef 1667 and died Scituate in Jun 1688. He married Deborah ___[10] and had one son, William (c1683).

Fourth Generation

John White was born Sandwich 24 Aug 1669 and died Rochester bef. 9 Nov 1748. He married about 1695 [Hanson (mtDNA)#Third_Generation |Martha Doty]] and they had nine children: John[11] (c1689 m Mercy Jenkins), Mary (c1697), Thomas (1700/1 m Hope Jenkins), Jedidah (1702/3), Elizabeth (1704/5), Justus (1706/7 m Jane Sherman), Silvanus (1708/9 m Anna Williams), Ebenezer (1710/1-1710/1) and Deborah (c1713).

Samuel White (II) was born Sandwich 22 Jul 1671 and died aft. 5 Nov 1734. He married twice, first bef. 1699 Mary ___ then Dartmouth 11 May 1731 Mary Chase. By his first wife he had seven children: Rebecca (1699), Judith (1701), Samuel (1704 m Elizabeth Ashley & Elizabeth Jackson), Josiah (1706 no further record), Martha (1709), Mary (1711) and Malatiah (1713 m Jane Coombs). By his second wife he had one more child: Susannah (1731).

Melatiah White was born Sandwich 14 Feb 1675/6 and died Rochester 21 Aug 1709. He married about 1698 Mercy Winslow (granddaughter of Kenelm Winslow and they had four children: Judith (1699), Mercy (1702), Margaret (1703/4) and Melatiah (1706/7 unk. if marr.)

Josiah White was born before 1684[12] and died Sutton bef. 13 Aug 1764. He married Sutton 28 Apr 1737 Mary Taylor and they had four children: Josiah (1738 d.y.), Mary (1741), Josiah (1745 never marr.) and Caleb (1747 m Rebekah Marsh & Lucy Howard).

Joseph White was born about 1689 and died Sutton bef. 20 Dec 1750. He married twice, first Boxford 31 Aug 1711 Beatrix Houghton then Salem 23 Nov 1738 Sarah Gardner (no children). By his first wife he had seven children: Jonathan (c1712 m Sarah Bacon), Joseph (c1714 m Martha Sawyer), John (c1716 never married), Josiah (c1716 m Hannah Gardner & Lucy Whipple), Abigail (c1718), Sarah (c1720) and Mary (c1722).

Samuel White was born Salem 4 Sep 1696 and died Danvers 5 Dec 1773. He married bef. 1718 Dinah Kinney and they had six children: Jerusha (1719), Eunice (1721), Ann (1723), Samuel (1729 m Martha Prichet), George (1731 m Mary Lunsford) and Mary (1736).

John White was born Marshfield 26 Apr 1675 and died there 9 Sep 1753. He married Marshfield 18 Feb 1700 Susanna Sherman and they had seven children: Hannah (1702), John (1704 m Joanna Sprague), Abijah (1706 m Anna Little), Sarah (1710), Rebecca (1713), Sylvanus (1718 never married) and Jesse (1720 m Catherine Warner).

(Capt.) Joseph White was born Marshfield 1 Mar 1677/8 and died Lebanon, CT bef. 27 Mar 1764. He married Scituate 21 Dec 1710 Elizabeth Dwelly and they had at least three children: Deborah (1712), Ruth (c1715) and Elizabeth (1720).

Cornelius White was born Marshfield 28 Mar 1682 and died there 21 Jan 1755. He married Scituate 22 May 1706 Hannah Randall and they had seven children: Lemuel (1706/7 m Anna Scott), Cornelius (1708/9 m Sarah Ford), Paul (1711 m Elizabeth Curtis), Joanna (1713), Daniel (1716 m Abigail Turner), Gideon (1717 m Joanna Howland) and Benjamin (1720 m Benjamin Decrow).

Benjamin White was born Marshfield 12 Oct 1684 and died there 12 May 1724. He married Marshfield 2 Dec 1714 Faith Oakman and they had five children: Abigail (1715), Tabitha (1717), Lydia (1719), Jedidah (1721) and Benjamin (1724/5 m Mercy Thomas).

Eleazer White was born Marshfield 8 Nov 1686 and died there bef. 14 Apr 1737. He married Marshfield 29 Sep 1712 Mary Doggett and they had nine children: Nehemiah (1712/3 m Rachel Curtis), Peregrine (1715 no further record), Eleazer (1717 m Philander Chase), Elkanah (1719 unk. if marr.), Mary (1721), Benajah (1724 unk. if marr.), Penelope (1727), Thomas (1729 no further record) and Rebecca (1731).

Ebenezer White was born Marshfield Aug 1691 and died Hebron, CT 18 May 1733. He married Marshfield 9 Mar 1712/3 Hannah Doggett and they had seven children: Obadiah (1716 m Elizabeth Allen), Rebecca (1718), Hannah (1720/1), Cheanna (1722), Ebenezer (1726/7 m Hannah Root), Joseph (1728/9 d.y.) and Mehitable (1731 d.y.)

Jonathan White was born Yarmouth abt. 1692 and died Dutchess Co., NY 1759. He married Yarmouth abt 1717 Dorcas GODFREY Hamlin and they had eight children: Dorcas (1717), John (1719 m Tabitha Ellis), Martha (1722), Temperance (1725), Susanna (1727), Thankful (1729), Desire (1732) and Fear (1735).

Ebenezer White was born Yarmouth 9 Aug 1698 and died Harwich 9 Jul 1772. He married Harwich 13 Jul 1727 Mary Smith and they had six children: Elijah (1728 m Mercy Hopkins), Thankful (1730), Thomas (1732 m Mercy Gray), Ebenezer (1733-1733), Marcy (1735-1735) and Daniel (1738 m Jane Smith).

Joseph White was born Yarmouth abt. 1702 and died there 4 Jun 1782. He married Yarmouth 21 Jun 1737 Lydia Baker and they had at least three children: Hannah (1737/8), Huldah (1739) and Joseph (1743 m Rebecca Bray).

William White was born Scituate abt. 1683 and died Dartmouth bef. 3 Oct 1780. He married bef. 1708 Elizabeth Cadman and they had eleven children: William (c1708 m Abigail Thurston), Sarah (c1709), George (c1710 m Deborah Shaw), Hannah (1711), Roger (c1713 m Rebecca Grinnell), Christopher (1715 m Elizabeth Thurston & Sarah Chase), Susanna (c1717), Elizabeth (c1719), Oliver (c1723 m Mary Sherman), Abner (1725 m Ruth Brownell) and Thomas (c1730 m Sarah Norton).

  1. Caleb Johnson's MayflowerHistory.com White profile
  2. Edward and the widow Thomasine were married at Wisbech on 11 Jan 1584.
  3. It is also possible the couple had either a stillborn child, or a child who died in infancy about 1618.
  4. Mayflower passenger deaths 1620-1621.
  5. Pilgrim Hall Museum Resolved White biography.
  6. He either died young, or moved to Barbadoes, no further record.
  7. Shurtleff, Nathaniel Bradstreet. Records of the colony of New Plymouth, in New England; printed by order of the legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by New Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2 Court Orders 1641-1651 p. 138 Boston: Press of William White, 1968
  8. Some sources state (without any source citation) her maiden name may have been Lapham.
  9. See p. 19 for one line of descent (owners of the White homestead)
  10. TAG 40:101 states she may have been Deborah Church but there is currently no evidence to support this claim.
  11. Apparently born before marriage. See Plymouth Court Records I:205.
  12. baptized as an adult Salem Village (now Danvers) 25 May 1705.

DNA Results R1b-FTC28001

Previous Y-DNA testing

Previous Y-STR testing found at both the Mayflower DNA Project and the White surname DNA Project Group R --- 1324.1410.11-13.000---William W has disclosed that William White belongs to the Y haplogroup R1b-M269, which is quite common in Western Europe. In addition, the Nevgen.org R1b clade predictor has further refined the clade to likely fall under R1b L21>DF13>Z39589>DF49>>M222 with 99.99% probability.

According to the R M222 and Subclades Project "This diagnostic marker is associated with many individuals whose ancestry lies in the counties of Ulster (Northern Ireland), Northwest Ireland, and Scotland including certain Highland, Lowland, Western and North Eastern counties, and is not restricted to known ancestry in the UK/Ireland region." Thus, it appears William White's Y-DNA ancestors likely moved from Ulster Ireland to Scotland to Northern England and finally settling at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, where William was baptized.

NGS/WGS testing

As of Mar 2022, there are three individuals claiming their patrilineal (direct male line) ancestry goes back to William White and at least one has taken the Big Y-700 test. His result indicates the family falls under R-M222>Z2959>S658>DF104>DF105>ZS8379>FTC28001

Lineages of DNA testers

Two of the three individuals have disclosed their White lineage:

 William (1586/7-1620/1)
   Resolved (c1615-1687)
     Samuel (1646-p1730)
       Samuel (1671-p1734)
         Samuel (1704-1762)
           William (1734-p1762)
             Ona (1787-1862)
               John Albert (1842-1910)
                 Albert Curtis (1870-1959)
                   Claude Arthur (1902-1984)
                     father of tester
   Peregrine (1620-1704)
     Daniel (1649-1724)
       Ebenezer (1681-1733)
         Obadiah (1716-1801)
           Joseph (1747-1831)
             John Hamilton (1780-    )
               Joseph Guthrie (1827-1900)
                 John Sterling (1856-1935)
                   Ray Presley (1900-1981)
                     father of tester
  1. Lineage published at: WikiTree. Only Y67 STR tested

References and External links

  • Sherman, Robert M. & Ruth W. (re-edited by Robert S. Wakefield), Mayflower Families through Five Generations: vol. 13 White General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Third edition 2006
  • Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Increasings From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, Second edition 1995, 1996. pp. 121-123
  • Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Passenger References (from contemporary records & scholarly journals) [www.stewartbooks.com Stewart Publishing & Printing], Canada. Second Edition, 2015
  • Anderson, Robert Charles, The Mayflower Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth, 1620 New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA 2020
  • Johnson, Caleb, Sue Allan and Simon Neal, The American Genealogist vol. 89 (2017):81-94, 168-88, 241-64

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