The White family of Stockton and Hopewell

 

Robert White = Jane Gibson

     |         other children

Ann White = John Wigham

      |         other children

Jane Wigham = Edward Richardson

      |         other children

Elizabeth Richardson = Robert Spence Watson

      |         other children

Mary Spence Watson = Francis Edward Pollard

 

P7. ANN WIGHAM born WHITE

Ann White was baptised on 15 April 1770, at Whickham, Durham.1

She married [P2] John Wigham at Stockton on the 4th June 1807.2

She was a convinced Friend, and a considerable heiress. Her elder brother much resented her joining Friends and her marriage, and left his money to a younger brother; but on the death of the latter, Ann inherited both fortunes.3

Ann and John had only one child: [P1] Jane (18081873), born at Edinburgh.4

She was delicate, and needed much loving care. She died on the 5th November 1823, and was buried at Edinburgh on the 9th.5

In 1916 Elizabeth Spence Watson found a portrait of Ann White, which she sent to Stella Merz, wife to her nephew Charles Hesterman Merz, she having become absorbed in family history. The present whereabouts of this portrait is unknown, but it seems likely that it was destroyed during the Blitz along with the Merz family home, and all the Merz family except Stella herself.5A

Ann White was the daughter of [P8] Robert and [P11] Jane White.6

 

1 "England Births and Christenings, 15381975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Ann White, 15 Apr 1770; citing WHICKHAM, DURHAM, reference FHL microfilm 91,143, 91,144

2 TNA: PRO RG 6/203, /527

3 Journal of the Friends' Historical Society 10:2 1913

4 DQB; Strath Maxwell

5 DQB; JFHS 10:2 1913; Strath Maxwell; The Edinburgh Advertiser 14 Nov 1823; Blackwood's Magazine Dec 1823

5A Alice Mary Merz, 'Family Notes', typescript

6 DQB; RG 6/203


P8. ROBERT WHITE

Robert White may have been baptised on 7 August 1747, at the High Street Presbyterian Chapel, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham.0

He married [P11] Jane Gibson on 16 November 1772, at Gainford, Durham. Their children were: Robert (1768 before 1823), [P7] Ann (18071823), and Nicholas (1773 before 1823); all were baptised at Whickham, Durham.1

He is believed to have made his fortune in India.2

He became a farmer in Hopewell, Durham; and he died before 1807.3

If the baptismal entry is a correct identification, Robert White was the son of [P9] Robert and [P10] Ann White.4

 

0 TNA: PRO RG 5/481 f85

1 Dictionary of Quaker Biography; Joiner marriage index; Genuki; Journal of the Friends' Historical Society 10:2 1913; FamilySearch

2 Journal of the Friends' Historical Society 10:2,1913

3 PRO RG 6/203, /527

4 RG 5/481 f85


P9. ROBERT WHITE

Robert White married [P10] Ann ____. Their children were: John (1745 ?), William (1746 ?), and [P8] Robert (1747 before 1807), all baptised at Stockton-on-Tees.1

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 5/481 f85


P10. ANN WHITE born ____

Ann ____ married [P9] Robert White. Their children were: John (1745 ?), William (1746 ?), and [P8] Robert (1747 before 1807), all baptised at Stockton-on-Tees.1

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 5/481 f85


P11. JANE WHITE born GIBSON

Jane Gibson married [P8] Robert White on 16 November 1772, at Gainford, Durham.1

Their children were: Robert (1768 before 1823), [P7] Ann (18071823), and Nicholas (1773 before 1823); all were baptised at Whickham, Durham.2

She lived in Hopewell, Durham, and died before 1807.3

 

1 Joiner marriage index; Genuki

2 Journal of the Friends' Historical Society 10:2 1913; FamilySearch

3 TNA: PRO RG 6/527; Dictionary of Quaker Biography


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