- While it is stated in many sources that Frances White was the daughter of Sir Richard White and his wife Catherine Weston (of royal descent), this is argued against in one well researched source. And that discussion has been soundly argued against in a later source which supports the parentage of Frances White!
James Trabue writes, “I had assumed that the emigration of Frances White to Maryland and of her parents to Italy had occurred about the same time, but upon reviewing the facts, i realized that Frances’ emigration in 1637 preceded the Civil War and the emigration of the White family to Italy by several years.”
Based on Virginia Land Office records, on 9 August 1637, John Graves claimed headrights for his deceased father’s transport into Virginia od several people including Frances White. [1, 3]