b.abt 1615 Leyden, Holland
m. 5 NOV 1640
Facts and Events
Resolved White was born probably in England ca. 1615 and died after September 19, 1687. His parents were pilgrim William White and his wife Susanna. In 1620 he came with his family on the Mayflower. His brother Peregrine White was born on board the Mayflower in Cape Cod Harbor in November 1620 as the first English child born in that area.
Resolved White was the first born of the White family and was given his name as the family resolved to embark for the New World.
Resolved's father, William White, died February 21, 1621 and his mother Susanna, married Edward Winslow in May 1621 with whom she had five children who became Resolved White's half-siblings, one of whom became Plymouth Colony Governor Josiah Winslow. This quick re-marriage was necessary to provide for the safety and support of the children. By the spring of 1621, out of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower, only 52 survived. Susanna's date of demise is unknown but she is estimated to have died sometime between 1654 and 1675. Edward Winslow died in the Caribbean in 1655.
Resolved White came on the Mayflower at about the age of five, with parents William and Susanna. He was raised by step-father Edward Winslow following the death of his father William and remarriage of his mother in 1621. They moved to Marshfield in the 1630s, and later moved to Scituate where he married Judith Vassall, the daughter of William and Ann (King) Vassall. Resolved White's stepfather Edward Winslow wrote a pamphlet in 1647 entitled New England's Salamander Discovered, where the notorious and slanderous "salamander" was apparently William Vassall the father of his daughter-in-law.
Resolved White moved his family back to Marshfield in the early 1660s, and Judith died and was buried there on 3 April 1670. He then remarried to the widowed Abigail Lord in 1674 in Salem, was a soldier in King Philip's War of 1676, and became a freeman in Salem in 1680 before moving back to Marshfield a couple years later. He died sometime not too long after 1687, presumably in Marshfield.