7 June 1637 : "It is concluded and enacted
by the court, that the colony of New Plymouth shall send
forth ayd to assist them of Massachusetts Bay and
Conectacutt in their warrs against the Pequin Indians, in
reveng of the innocent blood of the English wch the sd
Pequins have barbarously shed, and refuse to giue
"It is also enacted by the Court, that there shalbe thirty
psons sent for land service, and as many others as shalbe
sufficient to mannage the barque.
"Leiftennant William Holmes is elected to goe leader of the
"Mr Thomas Prence is also elected by lott to be for the
counsell of warr, and to goe forth wth them…
"The Names of the Souldiers that willingly offer themselues
to goe vpon the sd Service, wth Mr Prince & the Leiftent.
Voluntaries … Perregrine White, [et al]…
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 1, p. 61.
27 September 1642 : "Mr Edward winslow, Mr Tymothy
Hatherley, and Captaine Miles Standish are deputed and
authorized by the Genall Court, this day, to treate and
conclude wth such comissioners as the Gounor & Court of
Massachusetts shall appoynt for that purpose, vpon such
heads & pposicons as the Lord shall direct them for our
combineing together mutually in a defensiue and offensiue
wrar for our psent defence against the intended surprisall
of the natiues…
"It is also agreed & concluded, that Captaine Miles Standish
shall goe captaine to lead those forces that shalbe sent
forth; and that Mr Thoms Prence shall go wth him, to be his
counsell and advise in the warrs, &c; and that Willm Palmer
shalbe leiftennant, and Peregrine White the aucient
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 46-7.
27 September 1642 : "Memorand That Mr Edward Winslow came
into the publik Court and did acknowledg That he hath
absolutly & freely giuen graunted enfeoffed and confirmed
vnto Peregrine White his sonn in law all & singuler those
his lands lying at the Eele riuer wth all and singuler
thapprtenences therevnto belonging and all his right title
and interrest of & into the same To haue and to hold all and
singuler the said lands wth their apprtences vnto the said
peregrine white his heires and assignes for euer to the
onely pper use and behoofe of him the said Peregreene White
his heires and Assignes for euer."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 12, p. 86.
6 March 1648-9 : "Wee psent Peregrin White, and Sara, his
wife, both of Marshfeild, for fornication before marriage or
contract. Cleared by paying the fine."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 138.
29 October 1649 : "Presentments by the Grand Inquest.
"Wee psent William Halloway and Peregrin White, both of
Marshfeild, for fighting. Cleared, with admonission to take
heed for the future."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 147.
5 June 1651 : "Freemen admited this Court, and sworne…
"ppounded to take vp theire Freedom .. Leiuetenant Perigren
White, [et al]…
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 166-7.
5 June 1651 : "The Survayors for the Hiewaies…
"Marshfeild, Anthony Snow, Perigrin White."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 2, p. 168.
3 June 1652 : "The Cunstables of the seuerall Townes …
Marshfeild, Anthony Snow, Leiftenant Perigren White."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 8.
6 April 1653 : "Memorand : that Leift White bee warned to
appeere att the June Court, to answare for his neglect in
not convaying notice of danger."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 26.
7 June 1653 : "In answare vnto two petitions prefered vnto
the Court, the one by Mr Josepth Tilden and Steuen Tilden,
and the other by Leiftenant Peregrine white, the Court haue
ordered that Mr Hatherley, as soon as conveniently hee can,
that hee impannel a jury to lay out a way for the said
Josepth and Steuen Tilden, vnto the island commonly called
Hatches Iland, and vnto the iland called Coopers Iland; and
alsoe a way between Leifte White and Mr Hinksman, and alsoe
seuerall wayes from anighbour to naighbour alonge by the
sides of the North and South Riuer; the said wayes to bee
layed out with as much conveniency and as little piudice as
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 34.
9 June 1653 : "Leiftenant white, for neglecting to giue
speedy notice of danger when order sent vnto him by a
maiestrate to that purpose, and for not convaying speedily a
letter directed from the comissioners, videlecete, Mr
Bradford and Mr Brown, the said Leiftenant white is fined
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 37.
16 September 1653 [Edward Winslow had agreed to take on
Nathaniell Covell as an indentured servant in April of 1653]
: "These are to signify that Mr Edward Winslow by a letter
sent to mee bearing Date the 2cond of May 1653 gave mee
power in his name to assigne over the pty within Names
(Nathaniell Covell) to Mr Perigrine White his sonneinlaw to
serve him according to this Indenture and the full time
therof the which I have now Donne this 16th of
September 1653 they both appeering before mee at this time;
By mee William Bradford Governor
"Alsoe the said Mr Perigrine White Doth heerby bind himselfe
his heires exequitors and assignes to pforme the Covenants
within specifyed to this his servant mencioned in this
Indenture and Discharge Mr Edward Winslow of the same and
for that end hath heerunto put his hand;
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 9, p. 163-4.
6 December 1653 : "Memorand; That Leiftenant Perigrine White
of the towne of marshfeild in the Jurisdiction of new
Plymouth in New England in america Doth acknowlidge that for
and in consideration of the full summe of forty pounds to
him in hand payed by capt: Thomas Willett of the Towne of
Plymouth in the Jurisdiction aforsaid wherwith hee Doth
acknowlidge himselfe Satisfyed contented and fully payed;
hee hath freely and absolutly barganed allianated and sold
enfeofed and confeirmed and by these Doeth bargane sell
enfeofe and confeirme unto the said capt: Willett all that
his prte and proprietie of land which as Purchaser or old
comer; belongeth unto him att Sowamsett Mattapoisett and
places adiacent both upland and meddow with all and
singulare the appurtenances privilidges and emunities
belonging unto the same; as alsoe the said Leiftenant White
is to Defray all charges ariseing by the Indian purchase of
the siad prmises; To have and to hold his said prte portion
and proprietie of land both upland and meddow which as
purchaser or old comer belongeth unto him att Sowamsett
Mattapoisett and places adiacent with all and singulare the
appurtenances privilidges and emunities belonging therunto
or to any prte or prcell therof unto the said captaine
Thomas Willett his heires and assignes forever; The said
prmises with all and singulare the appurtenances therunto
belonging to appertaine unto the onely proper use and
behoofe of him the said capt: Willett his heires and
assignes for ever; and alsoe the said Leiftenant White
heerby covenanteth that his brother Resolved white shall
give his [-----] and full consent unto the sale of the
"This sale was acknowlidged before capt: Standish assistant;
the Day and yeare above written."
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 4, p. 86.
5 June 1655 : "Thomas Clarke, of Plymouth, haueing been
psented to the Court holden att Plymouth, the sixt of March,
1654, for extortion, hee put this psentment vpon trauerse,
and the jury found him not guilty of this psentment.
"The Names of the Jury. Mr. Josias winslow, Senr, Joshua
Pratt, Gorge Lewis, Anthony Snow, Leift Perigrine White, [et
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 73.
8 June 1655 : "The milletary officers, settled according to
the request of the seuerall townes, are as followeth:
"For Marshfeild, Mr Josias Winslow, Junir, for captaine; for
leiftenant, Mr Peregrine White; for ensigne, Marke Eames."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 80.
15 June 1656 : "A Deed appointed to bee Recorded
"Know all men by these prsents that I Willam Bassett senir
of Duxburrow now living Att Bridgwater for Divers Reasons
and Considerations Doe freely Surrender and give up all my
proper and whole Interest in my landes lying being and
Scittuatt upon the south River with all the Emunities and
privilidges belonging therunto both uplands and meddow lands
unto my two sonnes there living viz Perigrine White and
Nathaniell Bassett; I say I give all my proper Right &
enterest unto them and to theire heires for ever with full
power to establish theire right and enterest according to
court order under the prsent govrment after the usual order
of confeirmacon of lands; provided that both the aforsaid
pties bee fully agreed upon the Devision of the lands which
was to bee measured and ordered by mr Garrett of Scittuate
whoe was appointed Survayor of the same; In Witnesse wherof
I have sett toe my hand my owne proper Act and Deed June the
16th Anno : Dom : 1656
Witness heerof, William Britt
"William Bassett senir : of Bridgwater Desired mee Richard
Garrett to Survay his lott of upland and marsh att
marshfeild by the south river and to make a Devision of the
said upland and marsh unto his two sons viz Mr perigrine
white and nathaniell Bassett which accordingly I have Done;
"According to the Record wee began to measure att mr Starrs
line by the marsh and from thence Did Run a west southwest
line of 220 Rods for the length of the lott att a marked
tree ; and from thence wee Did Run a line north northwest
119 Rodds att a stake for the corner in the plaine and from
thence wee Did Run a line east northeast 94 Rodds to the old
Marked tree att the north side of Daniell Coles Iland which
by meanes of the Swamp and mersh coveing up into the upland
the lott is Narrow att one end and Broad att the other and
Mr Whites two fiftes of upland is bounded att Mr Whites
south Range Runing from the point of marsh 106 Rodds 12 feet
in Mr Starrs south Range att a marked tree and from thence
it Runs 60 Rodds north northwest to a marked tree neare to
Nathaniell Bassetts Barne ; out of which share of upland the
said Mr White hath graunted to the said Nathaniell to have A
triangle of upland by his Barne bounded from the corner of
Mr Whites said lott to Run twenty three Rodds to a marked
tree in the range … And the said Mr White and Nathaniell
Bassett Doe likwise agree that convenient waies shalbee
allowed to each other all which said prmises wee Doe both of
us Cordially and Really Agree unto Witnesse our hands this
17th of Aprill 1656…"
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 10, p. 25-27.
2 October 1658 : "You [Josias Winslow] shall on all
occations bee redy to aduise with such as the councell of
warr shall appoint to bee of youer councell; and they haue
for the psent chosen these heerafter nominated, viz : Capt.
Tho Willet, Leifte Tho Southworth, Ensigne William Bradford
… Leift Peregrine White, [et al] … and doe allow that these,
or any six or more of them, with yourselfe shall acte as a
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 153.
3 October 1659 : "Wheras by a former order of Court the
seuerall townes in this jurisdiction were required to send
in for each towne a man vnto this Court, and to envest them
with full power in their behalfe, to treat and conclude
about leting of the trad att Kennebecke, - accordingly they
did send those whose names are vnderwritten …
"For Marshfeild, Leiftenant White…"
[The terms of the trade agreement, signed by the
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 170-171.
6 June 1660 : "The Grand Enquest … Leift Peregrine White,
[et al] …
5 March 1660-1 : "Wee, whose names are vnderwritten, being
impannelled on a jury to enquire how Jeremiah Burroughs, of
the towne of Marshfeild, came by her death, wee find, that
hee, coming in a smale cannoo to fech some goods hee had in
John Bournes boate, and reaching with his hand to lay hold
of the boate, reached short, and soe fell into the water,
wherby hee came by his death; and soe wee say all.
"Josias Winslow, Peregrine White, John Bradford, Josepth
Bedle, Willam Foard, Anthony Snow, Thomas Tilden, John
Caruer, Elisha Besbey, Gorge Russell, Timothy Williamson.
"Memorandum : that some course bee thought on and ordered
about smale and naughty cannoos, and in speciall about this
cannoo in the which Jeremiah Burrowes went nto the boate in
which hee came by his death."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 3, p. 188, 208-9.
3 June 1662 : "The names of the deputies of the seuerall
townes of this jurisdiction whoe serued att this Court are
as followeth : - … Leift Perrigrine White, [et al] …
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 14.
3 June 1662 : "In reference to a petition prefered to the
Court by sundry of the freemen, and in reference vnto a
graunt made to some to looke out accomodations of land, as
being the first borne children of this voument, and for the
disposing of two seuerall tracts of land lately purchased,
the one by Major Winslow and the other by Captaine
Southworth, the Court, haueing viewed the seuerall lists of
the names of those that desired to bee accomodated therin,
haue settled it vpon those whose names follow : -
"Mr Prence, Mr Bradford, Major Winslow, Mr Aldin, William
Mullins, Mr Brewster, Mr Howland, Francis Cooke, Leiftenant
Fuller, Leiftenant White, William Pontus, [et al] …"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 18-19.
10 June 1662 : "The major, Capt Southworth, and Capt
Bradford are appointed by the Court to draw vp a forme of
comission for milletary officers, viz, captaines,
leiftenants, and ensignes, which shalbee in a reddines to
bee viewed by the councell of warr att the next generall
training; and if by them, or any seauen of them, approued,
then to bee established. Aded vnto those abouemensioned for
advise and councell, leiftenant torrey, Leiftenant White,
Leiftenant nash, and Cornett Studson…
"A deputie of euery towne in the goument was appointed to
take the account of the Treasurer, viz, of those tht were
now att the Court. Their names are as followeth : - John
Morton, Nathaniell Bacon, Willam paybody, leiftenant
Peregrine White, [et al]…
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 21.
23 October 1662 : "A Deed appointed to bee Recorded
"To all people to whome these prsents shall Come Peregrine
White of Marshfeild in the Govrment of Plymouth in New
England in America ; gent: sendeth greet &c
"Know yea that I the said Peregrine White for and in
Consideration of the sume of thirty and five pounds sterling
to bee payed by Mannasses Kempton of Plymouth aforsaid
Plantor wherwith the said Peregrine White Doth acknowlidge
himselfe fully satisfyed and paied; hath freely and
absolutely bargained and sold graunted enfeofe and Confeirme
unto the said Mannasses Kempton his heires and assignes for
ever ; all those his uplands and meddowes lying att the
Eelriver in Plymouth Towneship aforsaid lately assigned and
Confeirmed unto the said Peregrine by Mr Edward Winslow in
the public Court held att Plymouth the twenty eight of
September Anno Dom: 1642 ; and all his Right title and
Interest of and into the said prmises ; and every pte and
pcell therof ; with all and singulare the appurtenances
therunto belonging ; to have and to hold ; all the said
uplands and meddowes with all and singulare the
appurtenances therunto belonging ; every pte and pcell
therof unto the said Mannasses Kempton his heires and
assignes forever ; unto the onely proper use and behoofe of
him the said Mannasses Kempton his heires and assignes for
ever ; To bee holden of our Sobr: Lord the Kinge ; as of his
mannor of East Greenwich in the Countey of Kent in the
Realme of England in free and Comon Scoccage ; and not in
Capite nor by Knights service ; by the rents and services
Due and of right accustomed ; and with warrantice against
all people whatsoever from by or under him or by his right
or title claiming any right title or Interest of and into
the said prmises or any pte or pcell therof ; and the said
Peregrine white Doth alsoe Covenant promise and graunt by
these prsents that it shall and may bee lawfull; to and for
the said Mannasses kempton ; either by himselfe or his
Attorney to record or enrowle these prsents or Cause them to
bee recorded and enrowled ; in his Maties Court att Plymouth
before the Govr : for the time being according to the usuall
mannor & order of enrowling evidences in such Case provided
; in Witnes wherof the said Peregrine White hath heerunto
sett his hand and seale the twenty third day of October in
the nineteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Sovr : Lord
Charles by the grace of God Kinge of England Scotland France
and Ireland Defender of the faith &C Anno Dom 1643
Peregrine White and a [seale]
Sealed and Delivered in the prsence of us
Nathaniel Souther, Willam Collyare, Myles Standish, Resolved
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 18, p. 33-34.
7 February 1664 [lands granted by Plymouth Colony Court] :
"The severall lots layed forth and bounded lying and being
upon Pochade necke neare unto Namassekett graunted unto
severall psons afternamed as as followeth;
"Leiftenant Perigrine White, 4 Lot is bounded with a white
oke and a red oake tree marked…"
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 34, p. 81.
1 March 1663-64 : "Wheras Samuell Allin, of Barnstable, hath
comenced suite against me, John Barnes, of Plymouth, in an
action of defamation, to the damage of an hundred pounds,
for reporting att seuerall places that one of Willam
Newlands daughters was with child, and that she layed it to
three men … for the which I am hartily sorry for, and heerby
desire to give due satisfaction, and also promise to take
all due courses wherby the said Allins credit may bee
repaired again, and that it shall be lawful hereby to cause
it to be published whersoeuer the said allin pleaseth. And
this to bee recorded. witness my hand.
"Witnes. Peregrine White, Willam Clarke."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 114.
4 October 1664 : "Mr. Josepth Tilden having complained to
this Court that Edward Bumpas, Junior, is indebted vnto him
in the sume of eight pounds and odd mony, as will appeer by
bill under his hand, and a considerable pte of the debt
lyeth vnder attachment in Goodman Holmes his hand, this
Court doth esire that Anthony Snow, Leiftenant White,
Josepth Bedle, and Thomas Doged, whoe haue bine by the town
of Marshfeild impowered to acte for the said Bumpas, or some
of them, with the said Edward, to treat and issue with mr
Tilden in reference to his debt, that so any further suites
may bee prevented; and the men aboue named, or such of them
as shall act in it, have power to see such goods as are
yet under attachment released for payment of the debt, and
it shalbee the constables discharged."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 75.
3 October 1665 : "In reference unto the request of the
Kinges comissioners, in the behalf of Leiftenant Peregrine
White, desiring that the Court would accommodate him with a
portion of land, in respect that he was the first of the
English that was borne in these ptes, and in answare unto
his own petition preferred to this Court respecting the
"The Court have granted unto him two hundred acres of land
lying and being att the path that goes from Bridgwater to
the Bay, adjoining to the Bay line."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 110.
6 February 1665-6 : "Leift Perigrine White, Ensigne Marke
Eames, Anthony Snow, John Bourne, and Willam Foard, Senior,
are approved by the Court to bee the select men of the town
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 4, p. 113.
Peregrine White also served as Marshfield selectman in 1668
(PCT 4:182) and 1672 (PCR 5:92).
29 October 1667 : "These are to inform this honored Court
and jury, and all other persons whom it doth or may concern,
that whereas I, John Williams, Junior, hath charged Thomas
Summers for wronging and abusing me, by inticing my wife
from me, and for unlawful dalliance with her … wee, John
Williams and Thomas Summers, doe oblige our selves unto each
other in the forfeiture of five hundred pounds by any suite
of law, not to trouble or vex each other in or about these
matters afor said, nor nothing tending nor relating
therunto; and also we do further oblige our selves, each
to other, in the forfeiture of five hundred pounds starling,
to stand to the award of Peregrine White and Robert
Marshall, as to the said Summers imprisonment, charges, cost
of Courts in or about the premises, in this colonie, and
also to pay according to time and specy; and if that the
said Marshall and White doe not agree, then wee impower them
to choose a third man, and if that they cannot agree, then
the Court to choose the third man …
"The Award of Leiftenant Peregrine White and Mr Robert
Marshall, concerning the Suite commenced by John Williams
against Thomas Summers, last before mentioned.
"Whereas John Williams, Junior, and Thomas Summers did
volentarily and freely bind and engage themselves, in the
penalty and assumsett of fiue hundred pounds, to stand to
the award of Peregrine White and Robert Marshall, as to the
said Summers his imprisonment, charges, cost of Court
relating to an action commenced by the said Williams against
the said Summers, at the Court held at Plymouth, October,
1667, the said Peregrine white and Robert Marshall not
agreeing in their determination in reference to the pmises,
nor yet agreeing about the choice of a third person, -
therfore, according to the aforsaid agreement, the honored
Court for the jurisdiction of N. Plymouth did choose and
appoint Gorge Watson, of Plymouth, aforsaid, to be the third
person to agree with the aforenamed Peregrine white and Robert
Marshall, or either of them … our award and final
determination to the premises is as followeth, viz, -- That
the said thomas Summers shall pay, or cause to be payed,
unto the said John Williams, or his assignes, thirty
shillinges, attor before the second day of January next ensuing the date hereof, to be payed in currant country
pay, at price current. And the said John Williams shall
pay, or cause to be payed, unto the said Thomas Sumers, or
his order, the sum of forty and three pounds twelve
shillings and six pence, the one half to be payed at or
before the second day of January next ensuing the date
heerof, in wheat, varly, and pork, to be delivered at
Scittuate, at price current; and the other half to be payed in current countre pay…"
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 138-140.
5 March 1667-8 : "Thomas Summers complained against Ensigne
John Williams, in an action of the case, to the damage of
five hundred pounds, for that the said Williams hath not
performed an award given against him by Leiftenant Peregrine
White, Mr Robert Marshall, and Gorge Watson, whernvto he
stands bound to the value above mentioned, bearing date
November the first, 1667.
"The jury find for the plaintiff the forfeiture of the bond
of fiue hundred pounds."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 142.
2 March 1668-9 : "Leiftenant Peregrine White, of Marshfeild,
complaineth against Benjamine Higgens, of Eastham, in an
action of the case, to the damage of sixteen pounds, for not
paying a debt due to him, the said White, or his assigns,
for a boatebought of him, the said White, the said debt
being due, and to be payed the fifteenth of November last
"The parties agreed, and the action withdrawn."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 153.
29 May 1670 : "An exact List of all the Names of the Freemen
of the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth…
"Marshfeild .. Leiftenant Peregrine White."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 274, 277.
1672 [Peregrine White was a witness to the will of Ralph
Chapman Senior of Marshfield made 28 November 1671 and
exhibited to the court on 4 June 1672. The will was not
signed by Chapman and so depositions were taken as to the
circumstances] : "The Deposition of Ephraim Little aged 22
years of thereabouts … being at the house of William Norkott
after the will was made ; they Desired me to set my hand
to the will: then the Scribe Desired that I would Read it
which accordingly I Did; and after that Mr White had Read
it; he asked Ralph Chapman whether this was according to
his mind; and he said it is; and further this Deponant
saith that I Judge he was I his perfect senses … and further
I testify that they asked who shall keep the Will : Mr
White said let Ephraim Little ; but I made some words; and
Ralph Chapman said let my son William Take it and Give to
to Edward Wanton…"
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 19, p. 132-134.
5 June 1672 : " Leift Peregrine White and William Nelson,
Senior, were appointed by the Court to lay out or decide
certain meddowes belonging to pachague Necke, and the
inlargement of vpland on Bridgwater syde of the riuer; and
the ptenors of Pachauge Necke aforsaid engaged to defray the
records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 94.
4 March 1672-3 : "Leiftenant Perrigrine White, Mr John
Bourne, and Ensigne Marke Eames, as selectmen of the town of
Marshfeild, and in the said towns behalf, do complain
against John Farrow and Willam Sprague, Senior, both of
Hingham, in an action of the case, to the damage of an
hundred pounds, for that the said Farrow and sprague did
this day conduct or bring one Hannah Bumpas, a distracted
person, whose last settled residence hath bin at Hingham, in
the colonie of the Massachusetts, for the space of one
year or more, and is thereby, according to an article
between the confederate colonies, properly theires to
maintain, into the colonie of New Plymouth and towneof
Marshfeild, and their leaving her, to their great charge
and damage, and to the hazard of the persons so brought and
left by them. The jury find for the plaintiffs, that the
defendants brought Hannah Bumpas into the town of
Marshfeild, that was then an inhabitant of the town of
Hingham, five pounds damage, and the cost of the suite."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 175.
29 October 1673 : "This Court, having considered the
information given concerning the Duch their actings at New
York and places adjacent, doe judge it a duty incombent on
us to take care in the best way we can for the preseruation
of his maties interest and our own in these colonies; but
duely considering all circumstances attending that affaire,
do not as yet see satisfactory grounds to attempt a war upon them …
"These above written conclusions were made and concluded on
the 15th of Septem, 1673, at the Court of
Majestrates and Deputies held at Plym aforesaid, before
Josias Winslow, Esq. Gou, John Aldin, Willam Bradford,
Thomas Hinckley, John Freeman, Nathaniel Bacon, Constant
Southworth, and James Browne, Assistants.
"The Names of the Deputies that served at this Court …
Leift White, [et al]…
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 134-5.
4 March 1673-4 : "According to a grant of the Court bearing
date June, 1662, and by a Court order bearing date 1671,
Leiftenant Peregrine White and John Nelson layed out one
thousand acres of land, lying and bearing neare the Old
Indian Way att Teticutt Riuer, about a mile westerly, where
Namassakett Riuer runs into Teticutt, and so runs easterly,
marked and numbered by the river side, ten lots, of one
hundred acres in a lot, running half a mile in length
southerly, and one hundred lots in breadth, as may appear
by a draught thereof, viz : -
"To Leiftenant Perrigrine White, one hundred acres."
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 5, p. 140-1.
4 March 1673-4 : "Isacke Little, and Ephraim Little, both of
Marshfeild, complained against Leift Peregrine White, John Dingley, and Willam Ford, Junior, all of Marshfeild aforesaid,
in an action of the case, to the damage of thirty pound, for
that the said Peregrine White, John Dingley, and Willam
Foard, being assembled together since the twenty first day
of December last past, did wrongfully enter into and upon the
land of the said Isacke and Ephraim Little, viz, a certain
parcel of land formerly granted unto John Waterman, and
purchased by him of Thomas Little, deceased, father to the
said Isacke and Ephraim Little, lying betwixt the land of
John Phillips and Joseph Roes and diuers others, as may
appeer vpon record, and marked ciuers trees, vpon pretence
of laying out land to the said John Phillipps and Joseph
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 189.
2 July 1675 [the will of Josiah Winslow, son of Edward
Winslow and half-brother of Peregrine White] : "Item I give
to my Brother Peregrine White my spanish rapier & buffe
belt with silver Claspes."
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 5, p. 82.
12 December 1675 [regarding the will of Faith Clark Doty
Phillips] : "Mr Perrigrine white Did before the Court make
oath, that what was above written was Declared by the
abovewritten ffaith Phillipps Deceased, before her Death,
unto him in Reference unto the Despose of her estate as
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 3, p. 90.
5 March 1677-8 : "In reference unto the verdict of the jury
in the case between John Barker, plaintiff, and Capt John
Williams, defendant, in an action of account as gaurdian in
soccage, which is as followeth, viz, The jury find for the
"Receipt appointed to be recorded in reference to the
"…The receipt of thirty shillings excepted was for the land
hiered by me, willam Hinksman, of John Sprague, and by him
taken of Perrigrine White, which White hiered of Anna
Barker. Thirty shillings taken out, there remains 24 li 15
s, William Hinksmans rents for 9 year.
"Received of Gorge Vaughan, in and by the appointment of Mr
Perregrine White the sum of five pounds and ten shillings,
which is for rent due to Anne Barker. I say by me received
this 26th of March, 1662.
"May the 4th, 1660. Received by me, John
Williams, of Scittuate, Junior, the sum of four pounds and
seventeen shillings, upon the account of rent of
Perregrine white, of Marshfeild, I say, received the sum of
four pounds and seventeen shillings. Witness my hand the
day and year above written.
"Whereas there is mention made in this receipt of ten pounds
remaining in William Hincksmans hand, in reference to
building, fencing, &c, we testify that it is to be understood that the ten pounds there mentioned was
discounted and payed by the said Hincksman, in the house,
orchard, and housing, and fences, that he left on the
land, and was so agreed on by the said Hincksman and his
landlord, John Williams, and ought more fully to have bine
expressed in this receipt. November the 15, 1667.
Josiah Winslow, Perregrine White.
"April the 9th, Received by me, Dolar Dauis, of
Concord, by order of Abraham Blush, of Barnstable, the full
sum of five pounds and five shillings, of Peregrine White,
of Marshfield, in a cow and calf. I say received by me the
day and year above written, for the which John Willam, of
Scittuate, the said Blushes agent, is to give the said White
and Bassett a discharge.
Records of Plymouth Colony, Vol. 7, p. 210-211.
9 May 1692 [Peregrine White was a witness to the inventory
of John Phillips of Marshfield]
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 34, p. 37.
1693 [Peregrine White was a witness to the will of William
Norcutt, Sr., of Marshfield, Mass., the will was written on
26 December 1692] : "Mr. Peregrine white and Mercy white two
of ye witnesses here named made oath before William Bradford
Esq judge October 18th 1693 that they were
present and saw and heard ye above William Norcutt sign seal
and declare ye above written to be his last will…"
Peregrine White’s signature is also on the inventory of
William Norcutt Senior’s estate dated 22 September 1693.
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 11, p. 1.
17 January 1695/6 : Peregrine White and John Foster
witnessed a bond given by John Doggett of Marshfield to
Samuel Sherman, also of Marshfield.
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 11, p. 2.
1698 [Records of the First Church in Marshfield, Mass.] :
"Capt Peregrine White the first born Child of New England
born November 1620 was admitted into this Church May 22 1698
In the 78th Year of his age."
Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 11, p. 38.