Richard White was born in about 1635 of Watlington, England, the son of Richard White. He married Mary Hall 25 November 1666 in Watlington. Mary was born in about 1642 of Watlington, the daughter of John Hall and Barbara Coulbrooke.

        White marriage

Marriage record for Richard White and Mary Hall in Watlington:
"Richard Whyte junr & Mary Hall were married by bannes November ye 25th"

Richard died and was buried 19 April 1670 in Watlington, less than one month after the birth of his only son.

Richard White burial

Burial record for Richard White in Watlington:
"Richard Whyte jun was buried Aprill ye 19th"

Mary died as a widow, and was buried 4 September 1716 in Watlington.

        White burial

Burial record for Mary White in Watlington:
"Mary White wid. buried Sept: 4th Afid. 9th 1716"

She left a will dated 28 Jantury 1697 and proven 24 September 1716.

        White will 1716

In the name of God Amen, the eight & twentieth day of January in the nineth yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King William the Third, over England, and in the yeare of our Lord God, one thowsand six hundred ninety & seven: I Mary White of Watlington in the County of Oxon, widowe, beinge weake in body, yet of sound and perfect memory, thanks bee to God, doe make and ordaine this my last will & testament in manner & forme ffollowing, First I give and bequeath my soule to Almighty God my maker, assuredly hopeing to bee saved through the meritts and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour & Redeemer. And my body to be buried in decent manner in ye churchyard of Watlington aforesaid. And as for my worldly estate I give & dispose ye same as followeth: Imprimus, I give & devise unto my sonne in law John May of Watlington aforesaid maultmaker all that my one acre of arable land with the appertences lying & being in a certain field called Edgingdon feild in the liberty & precinctes of Watlington aforesaid, and there heading a ffurlong called Sandy Ffurlong and shooting by Sheepbrooke gutter and thereunto adjoining and was lately purchased by me the said Mary White of  & from my sonne Richard White together with all ways, easements, commons, profits and hereditaments whatsoever thereunto belonging or appertaining to have and to hold my said one acre of arrable lands with ye appertences unto my sain son in law John May and his heirs & assignes for ever. Item I give & bequeath unto my grandsonn Richard White the sume of twenty shillings of lawfull money of England to be paid when he shall attain to ye age of ffifteene years for & towards the apprenticing of him my said grandson or providing of him apparel. Item my debts & funeral expences being paid and discharged I give & bequeath ye lease and beqeath ye lease and term of and in the cottage or tenement wherein I now dwell and which I hold of the ffeoffees of Watlington aforesaid and all the rest and residue of my goods, chattels, corne and household stuffe unto my loveing daughter Mary May whom I make whom I make and ordain sole & whole executrix of this my last will and testament desiring her faithfully to perform the same. And I do hereby revoke and make void all former & other wills of mine whatsoever. In witness whereof I ye said Mary White have sett my hand and seal hereunto ye day and year first above written.

The mark of Mary White,

Mary White mark

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Mary White as her last will and testament in ye presence of us who also subscribed & named in ye presence of the said Mary White Alice Dobinson her mark, Thomas Hall juner, Thomas Lucas junr.

Probated 24 September 1716

Richard and Mary had the following children:

*1. Mary, christened 13 October 1667 in Watlington; married John May May Ancestors 4 October 1697 in Watlington; May Ancestors buried 24 June 1726 in Watlington.

Mary White

Baptism record for Mary White in Watlington: "Mary ye daughter of Richard White & Mary his wife baptized October ye 13th"

2. Richard, christened 27 March 1670 in Watlington.


SOURCE: IGI; Watlington parish register, FLH# 887489;; will of Mary White of Watlington, 1716;


Richard White was born in about 1610 of Watlington. He married Ellinor.

Ellinor, the wife of Richard White was buried 20 March 1662 in Watlington.

Ellinor White burial

Burial record for Ellinor White in Watlington:
"Ellinor Whyte ye wife of Richard Whyte was buried March 20th"

Richard White senior was buried 8 September 1680 in Watlington.

Richard Whyte burial

Burial record for Richard White in Watlington:
"Richard Whyte sen was buried September ye 8th & was interred according to ye directions of ye Act abovesayd
whereas Affidavit was made before Emd. Gregorye & by him vertefied September ye 11th"

Richard and Ellinor had the following children:

1. A daughter, buried 19 July 1639 in Watlington.

*2. Richard, born in about 1635 of Watlington; married Mary Hall 25 November 1666 in Watlington; buried 19 April 1670 in Watlington.

SOURCES: Watlington parish register;


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