Thursday, 7 May 2015

White of White Hall

THE FAMILY OF WHITE OWNED 2,897 ACRES OF LAND IN COUNTY ANTRIM

The family of White, though long settled in Ulster, was of English extraction.

In the reign of CHARLES I, the family owned considerable property in the West Riding of Yorkshire, and they were seated at Hudson Hall.

During the English Civil War, they threw in their lot with the King, on whose behalf they raised and maintained, at their own expense, a troop of dragoons.


When the King's cause was lost, they were involved in its ruin; and one of the family, Fulke White, or Whyte, for so he spelt his name, took refuge in Ulster.
This Fulke settled, it would appear, in the town of Antrim, where he maintained himself for many years by "teaching a classical school"; but in 1687, being then a clergyman of the Presbyterian Church, he was invited by the Presbyterians of Broughshane, a village in the valley of the Braid, to become their minister.


THE REV FULKE WHITE, of White Hall, County Antrim, was Minister of Broughshane, 1687; and dying in 1716, was father of

THE REV JAMES WHITE, of White Hall, who, dying in 1761, left a son,

JOHN WHITE, of White Hall, who died in 1770, who was father of

JAMES WHITE, of White Hall, Deputy Governor of County Antrim, 1793.

Dying in 1809, he left issue, two sons,
JOHN, his heir;
JAMES ROBERT, succeeded his brother.
JOHN WHITE, of White Hall, High Sheriff of Antrim, 1845, died in 1857 and was succeeded by his brother, 

JAMES ROBERT WHITE, of White Hall, a barrister-at-law, who wedded Frances, daughter of George Stuart, of Donaghey, County Tyrone, surgeon-general of the Army in Ireland, and had two sons and two daughters,
GEORGE STUART (Sir), of White Hall;
John, CB (1902), of Innispollen, Co Antrim;
Frances Avone; Jane.
His eldest son,

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FIELD-MARSHAL SIR GEORGE STUART WHITE VC GCB OM GCSI GCMG GCIE GCVO (1835-1912), born at Low Rock Castle, Portstewart, County Londonderry, married, in 1874, Amelia Maria, daughter of Joseph Daly, at Bengal, India, and had issue, three children:
JAMES ROBERT, his successor;
Rose Frances b 1876;
May Constance (1884-1937).
His only son, 

CAPTAIN JAMES ROBERT (Jack) WHITE DSO (1879-1946), of White Hall, left issue, 

DERRICK O'CLANCY WHITE (1942-2007).

First published in May, 2013.  

1 comment :

xxdfarre said...

Jack White's 'conversion' was slightly similar to that of the Irish writer Francis Stuart.