My White ancestors

The first four generations of Whites listed here are not proven and subject to much debate on the internet.  The connection of Eleanor Hungerford to royalty may have been recently established (click here).  However, there are some serious issues connecting the "Hampshire" White branch to the "Essex" Whites.  See the following links for more details. (Link 1, Link2, Link3)

01. John White was born abt 1350 in Yatley, England.  His wife's name was unknown.  
02. Robert White, son of John was born abt 1370 in Yatley, England.  He married Alice in 1421 in Swanborne.
03. John White, son of Robert and Alice was born in 1422 in Swanborne, Hampshire, England.  He married Eleanor Hungerford.

04. Robert White, son of John and Eleanor was born abt 1446 in Swanborne, Hampshire, England.  He married Margaret Gaynsford, daughter of Nicholas and Margaret Sidney in 1467.  "He was age 14 at the time of his father's death. His wardship was granted in 1469 to Thomas St. Leger, esquie of the body, and Nicholas Gainsford, Esq. He was granted license to enter his father's lands 24 Feb. 1481. In 1483 King Edward V charged him to "prepare & furnishe" himself to receive knighthood at the King's coronation, an event that never took place. Gainsford, daughter of his guardian, Nicholas Gainsford, Esquire (d. 1498) of Carshalton, Surrey, admitted Lincoln's Inn, 1452/3 King's servitor and Usher of the Chamber, 1461-1476, usher to Elizabeth Wydeville, queen consort for King Edward IV, 1476-1498, sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, Knight of the Shire (M.P.) for Oldiham Castle, 1461-1486 and his wife, Margaret Sydney of Surrey."  Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. 154


05. Robert White, son of Robert and Margaret was born abt 1475 in Swanborne, Hampshire, England.  He married Elizabeth Inglefield.   

06. Thomas White, son of Robert and Elizabeth was born abt 1495 in Marriot, Somerset, England.  He married Agnes abt 1514.  Thomas died before 1549 in Somerset.
07. Richard White , son of Thomas and Agnes was born abt 1519 in Minot, Somerset, England.  He married Helen Kirton, daughter of Stephen Kirton and Margaret Offley before 1542.  Richard died in May of 1578 in Hill Farence, Somerset, England.
08. Robert White , son of Richard and Helen was born abt 1542 in South Petherton, Somerset, England.  He married Alice Wright abt 1557.  Robert died on September 7, 1600 in Messing, Essex, England.
09. Robert White , son of Robert and Alice was born abt 1558 in Shalford, Essex, England.  He married Bridget Allgar, daughter of William Allgar and Margaret Parye on June 24, 1585 in Shalford.   His will was dated May 27, 1617, and indicates he lived for considerable time in the parish and was quite wealthy. He gave to support the poor of Messing, and to Rev. Richard Rogers, a non-conformist, and Rev. Bartholomew Scrivener an established church minister.  His will lists his children and baptism records from Shalford lists nearly all of them.  A detailed report "The Children of Robert White of Messing Co., Essex England, Who Settled in Hartford and Windsor" is available in "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 55, p. 22-30." and is available at Archive.org or Google books.

The children of Robert and Bridget are:

1 Daniel White (Note: May be son of Robert's first wife)
2 Sarah White (abt. 1585 - ) Married James Botwell (1584-) in 1613
3 Nathaniel White (Apr 30, 1587 - bef. Jul 31, 1623) Married Mary Leavitt (1589-)
4 Mary White (See Below)
5 Elizabeth White (Mar 6, 1591 - May 17, 1667) Married William Goodwin
6 Bridget White (Aug 18, 1594 - ) Married John Christmas (1592-) on Sep 28, 1618
   1. Richard Christmas
   2. John Christmas
7 John White (1596 - jan 23, 1684) Married Mary Leavitt (1601-) on Dec 26, 1622 (2) Mary Phillips
8 Anna White (Jul 13, 1600 - 1647) Married John Porter (1594-1648) on Oct 18, 1620 - 8 children
10. Mary White, daughter of Robert and Bridget was born on August 24, 1590 in Shalford, Essex, England.  She married Joseph Loomis, son of John Loomis and Agnes Lingwood on June 30, 1614 in Messing, Essex, England.  The family sailed from London, England 11 April 1638 on the ship "Susan and Ellen," and arrived in Boston, Mass. 17 July 1638.  They had 8 children.  I descend from their Son John Loomis who married Elizabeth Scott.  Presidents who share this White ancestry include Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, and Millard Fillmore.


Migration pattern of my White family
England -- Connecticut


Surnames that married into my White family







Famous Descendants of Robert White and Bridget Allgar
Source: (https://familysearch.org/node/835)
Grover Cleveland
Gerald Ford
Ulysses S. Grant
W. Mitt Romney
Samuel Colt
Philo T. Farnsworth
Emily Dickenson
David McCullough
O. Henry
Lucille Ball
Clint Eastwood
Richard Gere
The Osmonds
Shirley Temple

White information on the internet
blueball.gif (111 bytes) White family Genforum
blueball.gif (111 bytes) http://bartchristmas.blogspot.com/2010/08/robert-white-bridget-allgar.html


My Descent From The White Line

Generation Father Mother
20 John White (1422-)  Eleanor Hungerford (1426-)
19 Robert White (1446-)  Margaret Gaynesford (1440-)
18 Robert White (1475-)  Elizabeth Inglefield (1478)
17 Thomas White (1495-)  Agnes (1495-)
16 Richard White (1519-1578) Helen Kirton (1523-1586)
15 Robert White (1542-1600) Alice Rich (1557-1596)
14 Robert White (1558-1617) Bridget Allgar (1562-1605)
13 Joseph Loomis (1590-1658) Mary White (1590-1652)
12 John Loomis (1622-1688) Elizabeth Scott (1625-1696)
11 John Loomis (1649-1715)  
10 Zachariah Loomis (1681-1751) Joanna Abell (1682-1759)
9 Ebenezer Jones (1718-1800) Zerviah Loomis (1724-1808)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

This page was last updated on  10/02/16

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