William White
- 1621

There isn’t much known about William White who came over on the Mayflower with his wife Susanna and his son Resolved. Another son was born on the Mayflower in Cape Cod Harbor between 7 and 10, December 1620. He was named Peregrine. The word peregrine means traveling or migrating.

Also coming across on the Mayflower were his two servants, William Holbeck and Edward Thompson.

William White was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact.

William White was a victim of the harsh first winter in the new colony along with his two servants who also died. His wife, Susanna, married Edward Winslow. This was the first marriage in Plymouth. Edward Winslow’s first wife also died the first winter.

Pedigree Chart


The Mayflower Descendant Vol. I page 13

Morison, Samuel Eiliot, Of Plymouth Plantation 1620 – 1647 by William Bradford, The Modern Library, New York, 1952, p. 86

Wakefield, Robert S. re-edited, originally compiled by Ruth Wilder Sherman and Robert Moody Shermanm, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Descendants of the Pilgrims who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620, Volume Thirteen, Second Edition, Family of William White