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Catherine White Carver
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Birth: unknown
Death: 1621
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Catherine (White) Leggatt was the daughter of Alexander White. She married Pilgrim John Carver by 1609 and they came to Plymouth together on the MAYFLOWER in 1620. (In his account of the passengers on the Mayflower in 1620, Bradford records as the first family "Mr. John Carver, Katherine his wife,...")
She died in Plymouth about five or six weeks after her husband, so in late May or early June 1621. (The identification of the wife of John Carver derives from the following evidence: Alexander White in his will of 15 March 1594 named daughters Catherine, Bridget, Jane and Francis (all apparently unmarried); Eleanor White, widow of Alexander White, in her will of 7 April 1599 named "my son Leggatt and his wife" and "their daughter Marie," along with daughters Bridget, Janie and Frances (still apparently unmarried); Bridget White married in 1604 Rev. John Robinson; and in a latter of 14 June 1620 [NS] John Robinson addressed John Carver as "My dear friend and brother, whom with yours I always remember in my best affection." Insofar as this identification rests on the letter from Robinson there may be some doubt, inasmuch as Robinson addresses others as brother, so this may reflect only a church relationship.)
There are no recorded children fronm this marriage. (Dexter published burials of two children at St. Pancras in Leiden, Holland, as children of John Carver, but Dexter misread these burial records which pertain to other families.) 
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  John Carver (1576 - 1621)
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34832720

Rest in Peace Aunt Katharine.
- Don Blauvelt
 Added: Feb. 17, 2016
R.I.P. - you were a 12x-Great-Grand-Aunt to my son (b.1998) - through your marriage to John CARVER. You were a sister of Bridget WHITE who married, the "Pastor of the Pilgrims", Reverend John ROBINSON (my son's 12x-Great-Grand-parents)...
- Robert Kuhmann
 Added: Nov. 27, 2015

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Nov. 24, 2015
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