Thomas White, Captain

Male 1599 - Bef 1679


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  • Name  Thomas White, Captain  [1
    Suffix  Captain 
    Born  1599  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Will  05 Jul 1679  [2
    • His will, dated July 5,1679 was proved Aug. 28, 1679. His children living at the date of the will, and probably born in Weymouth, were Thomas, Joseph, Hannah or Anna, Samuel, and Ebenezer.

      The last will and Testament of Thomas White Senior who being weak of body but of sound and perfect memory and considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do commit his Soule to Almighty God and his body to decent burial as his Executor hereafter named shall order and appoint. And for that Estate now left at his dispose he do hereby will and bequeath as follows hereby revoking any will either by word or writing heretofore by him made, and this only to be taken as his last will and Testament.

      Imprimus do first order and appoint that my funeral expenses be paid and allowed out of my estate.

      First I give unto my son Joseph White all my wearing apparell.
      2. I give to my son Samuel's wife Mary my great Bible.
      3. I give my granddaughter Lidya White my brass kettle to be delivered to her by my Executors at my decease.
      4. I give to my grandchild Hannah Baxter my brass pot.
      5. I give to my grandchild Mary White my pewter platter.
      I give to all my now grandchildren five shillings in money each of them and all of them as they shall come of age to be paid by my Executor.
      Also I give and bequeath to my son Ebenezar White five pounds in money toward the education of my grandchild Ebenezar White provided that my son Ebenezar brings him up to Learning fit for the ministry to be truly paid by my Executor.
      I give to our Reverend Pastor Mr. Samuel Torrey twenty shillings in money to be paid by my Executor.
      I give and bequeath that twenty acres remaining in the upper division of Weymouth Town Commons equally betwixt my son Samuel and Ebenezar to be apprized as money. And my will is that all my money and moveables of what quantity and quality soever it shall be apprized as money and my five children Joseph, Samuel, Thomas, Ebenezar and my daughter Hannah, shall have equal alike portions and in case Elder Edward Bate shall be living when I decease, I give him ten shillings in money.
      And I do appoint and ordain my son Samuel White to be sole Exxecutor of this my last will and Testament and to see that this my Will be truly performed. And do request my friend Thomas Dun to be my Overseer that this my Will be in all points performed. In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal the fifth day of the month July 1679
      Thomas White and a seal
      Published signed and sealed
      in the presence of us
      Thomas (his T mark) Dunn
      William Chard

      Tho: Dun and Wm Chard the two witnesses made oath before Edw. Tyng Esqr & Joseph Dudley Esqr Assists 28 Aug 1679 that they were present and did see Tho: White Sign and Seale and heard him publish (trimmed off) to be his last will and yt hee was of disposeing mind & when hee so did to their best understanding Ja Addington Cler

      Inventory (original missing, this one from Suffolk Probate 12:316)

      A true Inventory of the Estate of Thomas White late of Weymouth now decet apprized by us whose names have hereunto Subscribed 26 August 1679

      Wearing Apparrell 9.8.6
      Beds and Bedding 13.19.6
      Table Napkins 00.18.--
      1 old Scarfe. A Remnant of holland --.8.--
      a Remnant of Lockrum 12 yds of cotton Cloth 1.4.--
      15 yds of cotton and Linnen Cloth 1.2.6
      1 yd 3/4 of blew Linnen .2.9
      3 yds 3/4 .15.--
      1 warming pan one brass pan one brass kettle .19.--
      1 brass pot one pewter platter .14.--
      1 pewter bowle one candlestick pint pot .4.16
      1 Chamberpot one trammel one Spit .6.--
      1 musket one briash wedges one Caske 1.3.3
      Books 1.2.6
      1 pr of curtains & Vallents .16.--
      1 Bedsteed and cord one Chest .14.--
      3 chaires one old pillion .6.--
      20 Acres of Land 5.--.--
      Cash 21.---.---
      Debts due to bee paid in money 114.9.5
      Lumber .6.--
      6 Sheep and Lambs 1.10.--
      Sum Totall 176.17.--

      John Holbrooke John Kingham Samll White made Oath 28 Aug 1679 to the truth of this Inventory and when more appears to discover it.

      Sworn Before Edward Tyng Esqr & Joseph Dudley Esqr Assists.
      Attest Ja. Addington Cler
    Died  Bef 26 Aug 1679  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will proved.
    Notes 
    • Thomas White came over among the first settlers of Weymouth after the breaking up of Mr. Weston's settlement which Governor Hutchinson says in his history were a desolate crew, soon brought themselves to poverty and so came to an end after one year's continuance. Rev. Mr. Prince in his New England Chronology says that 1624 "comes some additions to the few inhabitants of Wessagusset from Weymouth in England who are another sort of people than Mr. Weston's on whose account I conclude the town is called Weymouth;" tis probable that Mr. White came from old England with those mentioned or with others soon after.

      Capt.Thomas White was admitted a freeman of the Mass. Colony, March 3, 1635-36 being then and previously an inhabitant of Weymouth and a member of the church there. Neither the place of his nativity in England nor the year of his coming to this country is certainly known. His age is stated in a deposition taken in 1659 at about sixty years. He was therefore, born in 1599. His name appears on the earliest records of Weymouth, and if not one of the first settlers, he must have been nearly so. His place of residence is said to have been near the present turnpike leading from Quincy to Hingham in Weymouth, what has long been known as "Old Spain." He was many years one of the selectmen of Weymouth, and was often chosen on important committees. He commanded a military company, then a post of distinquished honor and responsibility, and was representative to the General Court in 1637, 1649, 1657, and 1671.

      !Muffy Moore, 70253,1251, also is a descendant and gives the following references: Savages Dict, Vol IV, p514; Vinton Mem. 366; Pioneers of Mass 493; Colket 351; Torrey 807; and Reg IX, 142 (deposition stating age abt 60, 1659).

      A comprehensive search for the English origin of Thomas White in the early part of the 20th century ruled out a number of White families, such as the Whites of Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire and those of Fiddleford, Dorset. Each of these families had sons named Thomas who were demonstrably eliminated as the New England immigrant.

      Independent searches since suggest connection with Nicholas White of Dorchester and Weymouth, MA or with Edward White of Cranbrook, Kent, and Dorcester, MA. There continues to be no proof however.
    Person ID  I12636  Bryant
    Last Modified  11 Feb 2006 

    Family  Hannah Workman?,   b. 1615, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1650 
    Married  Bef 1636  Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Joseph White,   b. 1636,   d. 23 Mar 1706, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah White,   b. 1638, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Samuel White,   b. 1642, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1699, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Thomas White,   b. Abt 1644, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1706, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ebenezer White, Lieutenant,   b. 1648, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1703, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F441  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1599 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1636 - Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S261] Ancestry of Eva Kempton, Smith, Dean Crawford & Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1996), p.493.

    2. [S261] Ancestry of Eva Kempton, Smith, Dean Crawford & Sanborn, Melinde Lutz, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1996), p.501.

    3. [S32] TAG, The American Genealogist, 68:29-30 "1st wife or only wife ____ ____".


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