Elizabeth White

Female 1592 - Bef 1670  (~ 77 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Elizabeth White 
    Christened 5 Mar 1591/1592  Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef Jan 1669/1670  of Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I475  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Father Robert White,   b. Abt 1558, of Messing or Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 17 Jun 1617, Messing, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Bridget Allgar,   c. 11 Mar 1562, Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Jul 1623, of Messing Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1585  Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Goodwin,   b. Bef 1591, of Bocking, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1673, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 82 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1616  Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Goodwin,   b. Aft 1617, of Bocking, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1686  (Age > 69 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 621-622: " 'John Porter, Sr., came from Engl. and settled here in Windsor in 1639.' - O.C.R. According to statements furnished by Henry D. White, Esq., of New Haven, Conn., he came to New England with wife and nine children from Felsted, County Essex, England, probably in the ship 'Susan and Ellen,' 17 Jul 1638, and in company with his borther-in-law, Joseph Loomis - see 'Loomis.' In the Parish Register of Messing, County Essex, Engl, is the following rec. of mar.: '1620, Oct. 18. John Porter of Felsted and Anna White of Messing.' Anna, as we find from the Messing Parish Register, was bp. 13 Jul 1600 and was the dau. of Robert White of M., by his wife, Bridget (dau. of William) Allgar of Shalford, County Essex, and was probably the sister of Mary White of M., who m. Joseph Loomis, the emigrant ancestor of the Windsor family of that name (see 'Loomis,' p. 432). Another sister, Elizabeth White, m. 7 Nov 1616, William Goodwin of Hartford, and the three are thought to have been the sisters of Elder John White, though this is not yet proven. Both the Loomis and Goodwin marriages are from the 'Shalford Parish Register.' "

      2. Mentioned in father's will of 17 Jun 1617:
      Daniel, co-administrator of will with Robert's wife Bridget.
      Sarah, eldest dau. and wife of James Bowtell of "little Salinge."
      "Marie, wife of Joseph Lummis of Branetree."
      Elizabeth, wife of "Willm Goodinge or Goodings of Bockinge."
      Bridgett, unmarried.
      Anna, unmarried.
      Nathaniel
      John, minor under age 20.
      Also mentions a kinsman: Ralph Bett, the younger.

      3. The following partial excerpt concerning the three immigrant sisters of John White is found in the biographical sketch for John White in "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633," Volumes I-III (see his notes for full transcript):
      "JohnWHITE
      Origin: Messing, Essex
      Migration: 1632 on Lyon [Hotten 150]... Birth: About 1597, son of Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White of Messing, Essex [NEHGR 55:22-31]...
      Associations: Three of John White's sisters came to New England with their husbands: Mary, wife of Joseph Loomis; Elizabeth, wife of William Goodwin; and Anne, wife of John Porter [NEHGR 55:22-31]... Bibliographic Note: In 1901 "A Descendant" published an excellent article on the White family in England, and the connections to other New England immigrants [NEHGR 55:22-31]. In 1915 Frank Farnsworth Starr prepared the best account in print of the immigrant and his children [Goodwin Anc 2:395-419]."

      4. NEHGS Register, Vol. 55, pages 22-31, 1901, see notes of Robert White for full transcript of article from which the following partial excerpt is taken:
      "The children of Robert White of Messing, Co. Essex, England, Who Settled in Hartford and Windsor. By a Descendant.
      Robert White of Messing, yeoman, died in 1617. He was a rich man. He seems to have lived in Shalford in Essex most of the time from June 24th, 1585, the date of his marriage to Bridget Allgar, until a few months before his death. The baptisms of nearly all his children are there recorded, and also the marriage of his daughters - Mary in 1614 and Elizabeth in 1616. It was the home of his wife, where she was baptized March 11, 1562, and where her father, William Allgar the elder, was buried Aug. 2, 1575. Shalford is about two miles south of Wethersfield...
      According to his will, hereinafter given, he left surviving a wife Bridget; three sons - Daniel, Nathaniel and John who was his youngest Child; three married daughters - Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth; and two unmarried daughters-Bridget and Anna. As he makes his son Daniel joint executor with his wife, it may be inferred he was his eldest son, and possibly by a former wife. His wife Bridget was the mother of his other children, of whom Sarah, wife of James Bowtell of Little Sailinge in Essex, was the first born.
      It is believed that three of his daughters came with their husbands to New England, namely: Mary White, wife of Joseph Loomis of Braintree; Elizabeth White, wife of William Goodwin of Bocking; and Anna White, wife of John Porter of Felsted.
      Matthew Grant's Old Church Record (in Stiles's Ancient Windsor) records the death in 1647 of "John Porter, Sen's wife," and also the death in 1652 of "Joseph Loomis, Sen. his wife." This is valuable information, but it would have been more satisfactory had the record contained the Christian names of these wives. Nor does the entry in the Windsor Town Records of the birth of John Porter's two children, Nathaniel in 1640 and Hanna in 1642, give the mother's name. In the same town records is this entry: "John Porter, Sr., came from England and settled in Windsor in 1639." Mr. Porter was present as a member of the "Committee" of the General Court in Hartford, August 8th, 1639. He died in Windsor 21st April, 1648, leaving a will, an abstract of which is hereinafter given, and it is to be noticed that two of the beloved friends made supervisors of his will were "Mr. William Goodwin of Hartford and Goodman White of Hartford."...
      The baptism of Elizabeth White, 5th March, 1591, is recorded in the Parish Register of Shalford, as is also her marriage, 7th November, 1616, then a singlewoman of that parish, to William Goodwin of Bocking, then a singelman. There is a bequest to her in her father's will, which is dated May 27, 1617, and she was probably present at her father's burial, 17th June, 1617. No mention of her has been found later than June, 1632.
      John Tallcott and William Goodwin came over in the ship "Lion," which sailed June 22d, 1632, from London for Boston. A few days before she sailed John Tallcott and his wife Dorothy, and William Goodwin and his wife Elizabeth, join in a conveyance of messuages, land, etc. in Braintree and Bocking, to Martin Holbeach, gentleman, Adrain Mott, Richard Skynner, Robert Aylett and Robert Morrys. John Tallcott was of kin to Richard Skynner and his wife Dorothy Mott was related to Adrain Mott. Whether William Goodwin and his wife Elizabeth were related to or connected with any of the parties does not appear; but it may be remembered that Elder William Goodwin's nephew, William, son of his brother Osias, mentions in his will in 1689 "land in Hartford which formerly belonged to his uncle John Morrice."
      It is plain that John Talcott and William Goodwin were disposing of their property in England because they were going to find new homes across the ocean.
      That John Talcott came from Braintree, England, and that his wife Dorothy Mott came with him to Hartford, are facts well known and long ago established.
      This sale of "Fine," an abstract of which is given below was sent some time ago to Mr. James Junius Goodwin of Hartford, who has very kindly permitted its present use. It is of great genealogical value. Before the finding by Mr. Waters of Robert White's will, which is printed in Mr. Goodwin's book, the "Goodwins of Hartford, Conn.," page 68, there was no reason for believing that William Goodwin's wife Susanna was his second wife. But this will, with a bequest to "my daughter Elizabeth, wife of William Goodinge of Bocking," and the discovery afterwards of the record in the Parish Register in Shalford of their marriage in 1616, and the conveyance of land in Braintree and Bocking by John Talcott and wife Dorothy, and William Goodwin and wife Elizabeth, made in June, 1632 (just as the "Lion" was about to sail, in which these men are known to have been fellow passengers), make it highly probable that William Goodwin's wife Elizabeth came with him to Hartford, and lead irresistibly to the conclusion that Robert White's son-in-law, William Goodwin of Bocking, and Elder William Goodwin of Hartford, were the same person.
      The date of the decease of William Goodwin's wife Elizabeth has not been ascertained, but it must have been before January, 1669-70, for at this date William Goodwin sold land in Hadley, Mass., and the name of his wife who then joined in the deed of it is Susanna - "the first and only record of his wife yet discovered in America."
      William Goodwin and his wife Elizabeth left but one child, a daughter Elizabeth, who married John Crow, an early settler of Hartford. The date of her birth is not known, but it could not have been earlier than 1617, nor has the date of her marriage been found.
      It is very plausibly supposed that the John White who came over in the "Lion" in 1632 and settled first in Newtown, now Cambridge, in Massachusetts, and then came with the Rev. Thomas Hooker and his church to Hartford in 1636, was the son of Robert White of Messing. The record of his baptism has not been found. He was not of age in 1617, when his father made his will, in which it was provided that if should marry without the approbation and consent of his mother, and of Joseph Loomis of Braintree and William Goodwin of Bocking, his legacy of 200 pounds should be reduced to 100 pounds. In the list of thirty-three passengers of the "Lion," given in Drake's Founders of New England, page 12, his name follows next after the name of William Goodwin. [Footnote included after the work "Lion": "We know the name of the vessel from Gov. Winthrop's Hist. N.E., vol. I, p. 107."] His wife's name was Mary, as appears from an unexecuted lease in the handwriting of his son Nathaniel White (now in the possession of one of his descendants), dated March 28, 1666, the lessors being John White and Mary his wife, the lessee their son Nathaniel; the premises, his house and garden, etc., in Hartford, reserving the use of two rooms therein for the term of the lives of said John and Mary, and of the longest liver, whether said John or said Mary...
      It deserves to be mentioned that family genealogies have been printed of all the members of Robert White's family who are known to have emigrated to New England, namely:
      Elder John White and his descendants, in 1860.
      The Loomis Genealogy, in 1875.
      Loomis Genealogy, female branches, in 1880.
      The Goodwin's of Hartford, Conn., in 1891.
      John Porter and his descendants, in 1893.
      Memorials of Roderick White and descendants, in 1892.
      From these books some of the preceding facts have been taken, and to these genealogies the reader is referred for full and interesting memorials of these families.
      "Essex to wit:} This is the final agreement made in the court of the lord king at Westminster, In three weeks from the day of the Holy Trinity, In the year of the reign of Charles by Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, defender of the faith, etc., from his accession the eighth, before Robert Heath, Richard Hatton, Francis Harvey and George Vernon, justices, then and there present, between Martin Holbeach, gentleman, Adrian Mott, Richard Skynner, Robert Aylett and Robert Morrys, complainants, and John Tallcott and Dorothy his wife, and William Goodwyn and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, of three messuages, one barn, three gardens, two orchards, two acres of meadow and there acres of pasture with their appurtenances in Brayntree and Bocking... And for this fine and agreement the said Martin, Adrian, Richard, Robert and Robert have given to the aforesaid John and Dorothy and William and Elizabeth a hundred pounds sterling.
      "(Feet of fines twenty (seven) 8, Charles I. (1632) Essex.)"...
      Extracts from Parish Registers of Shalford and Messing, Co. Essex, transcribed by Mr. Frank Farnsworth Starr.
      From Parish Register of Shalford.
      Marriages...
      1616, Nov. 7, William Goodwyn of Bocking singleman and Elizabeth White of this parish singlewoman.
      Baptisms...
      1591, Mar. 5, Elizabeth Whighte dau. of Robert Whighte..."

      5. FHL book "Various Ancestral Lines … Goodwin and … Morgan …," by Frank Farnsworth Starr (1915; Hartford), pp. 395-399: "The Family of Robert White.
      Shalford, a small parish of Essex County, England, is located in the north middle section of the county, four and a half miles northwest of Braintree, the nearest railroad town, and has a population of about 700.
      The writer visited this parish in August 1891, made an examination of the Church Register which begins in 1558, and found many interesting items. In the record of baptisms are found:
      1560 Sept. 9, Mary Allgar daughter of William Allgar
      1562 Mar. 11, Brydgette Allgar daughter of William Allgar
      1565 Apr. 6, Jdhn Allgar son of William Allgar
      1567 Oct. 5, John Allgar son of William Allgar
      1583 May 5, Elizabeth Allgar daughter of William Allgar
      In the record of burials:
      1565 Aug. 1, John Allgar son of William Allgar
      1575 Aug. 2, William Allgar the elder
      The following entries were found in the record of marriages:
      1575 Oct 16, Henry Bette son of John the elder and Anne Allgar
      1582 Sept. 27, Ralfe Bette and Marye Allgar
      1585 June 24, Robert Whighte and Brydgett Allgar
      The last entry gives us the marriage of Robert White and Bridget Allgar; the daughter of William Allgar of Shalford. Of White's parentage and earlier history we have no knowledge. He seems to have resided at Shalford until after November 7, 1616, the date of the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to William Goodwin then of Bocking, Essex County, later of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and other towns in New England.
      In May 1617, he was a resident of Messing in the same county when he made his will, and where he was buried on the 17th of June following.
      Thus far, there has not been discovered any record of the death of his wife Bridget, but she is supposed to be the person of that name, to whom one Nathaniel White of Faring, Essex County, in his will made June 9, 1623, left a life annuity of £ 10. (Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts., vol. for 1623-4, 158.)
      The following is a copy of Robert White's will, as entered in the records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, volume Weldon, 40... [Article transcribes will; however, I do not copy it since I already have a transcript of it in a separate note.]
      It will be interesting to note that of the daughters mentioned in this will, three with their husbands, became residents of New England, as follows:
      Mary, wife of Joseph Loomis of Windsor, Connecticut Elizabeth, wife of William Goodwin of Cambridge, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; Hadley, Massachusetts, and Farmington, Connecticut
      Anne, wife of John Porter of Windsor, Connecticut. We have no knowledge of his son Daniel, except that he was made one of the executors of the will; possibly, he was the child of a previous marriage.
      Child of Robert and ___ White:
      -Daniel bap. ___ legatee and executor of the will of his father; nothing further known about him.
      Children of Robert and Bridget (Allgar) White (Church Register, Shalford, Essex County, England):
      -Sarah, bap. Mar 8, 1585, mar. James Bowtell of Little Sating, Essex County, England and was living in May, 1617 (Robert White's will, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London).
      -Nathaniel, bap. "Laste day of April," 1587; he is supposed to have lived at Feering, Essex County, and to have died in 1623.
      -Mary, bap. Aug. 24, 1590; mar. June 30, 1614, Joseph Loomis, who emigrated to America and settled in Windsor, Conn.
      -Elizabeth, bap. "fyfte March", 1591; mar. Nov. 7, 1614 William "Godwyn of Bocking singleman." He emigrated to America in 1632 and became one of the settlers of Hartford, Conn.
      -Bridget, bap. Aug. 18, 1594; mar. Sept. 28, 1618, John Christmas.
      -John, bap. ___, mar. Dec. 26, 1622, Mary (Lev ?)it.
      -Anne, bap. July 13, 1600; mar. Oct. 18, 1620 John Porter of Felstead, Essex County, who emigrated to America and settled in Windsor, Conn."
      [Sources in footnotes;]
      -Will of Nathaniel White of Feering, Essex County, in Commissary Court of London for Essex and Herts, vol. for 1623-4, 158.
      -Parish Register, Messing, Essex County, England."

      CHRISTENING:
      1. NEHGS Register, Vol. 55, pages 22-31, 1901, see notes of Robert White for full transcript of article from which the following partial excerpt is taken:
      "The children of Robert White of Messing, Co. Essex, England, Who Settled in Hartford and Windsor. By a Descendant.
      Robert White of Messing, yeoman, died in 1617. He was a rich man. He seems to have lived in Shalford in Essex most of the time from June 24th, 1585, the date of his marriage to Bridget Allgar, until a few months before his death. The baptisms of nearly all his children are there recorded, and also the marriage of his daughters - Mary in 1614 and Elizabeth in 1616. It was the home of his wife, where she was baptized March 11, 1562, and where her father, William Allgar the elder, was buried Aug. 2, 1575. Shalford is about two miles south of Wethersfield...
      It deserves to be mentioned that family genealogies have been printed of all the members of Robert White's family who are known to have emigrated to New England, namely:
      Elder John White and his descendants, in 1860.
      The Loomis Genealogy, in 1875.
      Loomis Genealogy, female branches, in 1880.
      The Goodwin's of Hartford, Conn., in 1891.
      John Porter and his descendants, in 1893.
      Memorials of Roderick White and descendants, in 1892.
      From these books some of the preceding facts have been taken, and to these genealogies the reader is referred for full and interesting memorials of these families...
      Extracts from Parish Registers of Shalford and Messing, Co. Essex, transcribed by Mr. Frank Farnsworth Starr.
      From Parish Register of Shalford.
      Marriages.
      1570, Nov. 11, Richard Bette and Alice Smythe.
      1575, Oct. 16, Henry Bette son of John the elder and Anne Allgar.
      1582, Sept. 27, Ralfe Bette and Marye Allgar.
      1585, June 24, Robert Whighte and Brydgette Allgar.
      1614, June 30, Joseph Loomis and Mary White.
      1616, Nov. 7, William Goodwyn of Bocking singleman and Elizabeth White of this parish singlewoman.
      Baptisms...
      1585, Mar. 8, Sara Whighte dau. of Robert Whighte.
      1587, last day of April, Nathaniel Whighte son of Robert Whighte.
      1590, Aug. 24, Mary Whighte, dau. of Robert Whighte.
      1591, Mar. 5, Elizabeth Whighte dau. of Robert Whighte.
      1594, Aug. 18, Bridget Whight dau. of Robert Whighte.
      1600, July 13, Anne Whighte dau. of Robert Whighte..."