William White

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William White

Wisbech, Fenland District, Cambridgeshire, England
Death 21 Feb 1621 (aged 34)
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 16633390 View Source
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William White left Plymouth, England on September 16, 1620 with wife Susanna, son Resolved, and two servants on the ship "Mayflower". He was a signer of the Mayflower compact on 11 Nov in Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. He arrived in America in what is now Provincetown, MA November 21, 1620. His son Peregrine was born in a cabin on the Mayflower while docked in the harbor. Sadly, he and his two servants ,William Holbeck & Edward Thompson died soon after.

Resolved b. 1615 m. Judith Vassall

Peregrine b. Dec 1620 (Whilst some were employed in this discovery [of a good harbor], it pleased God that Mistress White was brought abed of a son, which was called Peregrine"
m. Mar 1648/9 Sarah Bassett.
* Maternal 7th great-grandparents

~"mr William White, and Susana his wife; and one sone caled resolved, and one borne a ship-bord caled perigriene; and 2 servants, named William Holbeck and Edward Thomas". From the journal of Govenor William Bradford-c1630~

"mr White, and his 2 servants dyed soone after their landing. His wife maried with mr. Ed Winslow. His 2 sons are maried and resolved hath 5 children; peritrine tow, all living. So their increase are 7." Written by William Bradford, 30 years later.~

~A sarcophagus was erected in 1920 by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants at Cole's Hill in Plymouth, MA. The sarcophagus contains bones of pilgrims found at different times nearby. The area was used in 1620-1621 as a burial ground for pilgrims.

"The Monument marks the First Burying Ground in Plymouth of the passengers of the Mayflower. Here under cover of darkness the fast dwindling company laid their dead, leveling the earth above them lest the Indians should know how many were the graves."
~Partial inscription~

Thanks to Nancy for additional info

~Maternal 8th great-grandfather~

*Ancestor to many who respect and honor him

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"William White"

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/16633390/william-white : accessed ), memorial page for William White (25 Jan 1587–21 Feb 1621), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16633390, citing Coles Hill Burial Ground, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by With Love, Gen Gal (contributor 46817660) .