Question: I was told we were related to William White of the Mayflower. However my research points to Essex County not Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Can you advise on a resource for both places for a William White family?
Answer: William White who arrived on the Mayflower died at Plymouth, Mass. I would suggest the Mayflower Families through Five Generations - Family of William White (Plymouth, Mass., The Generatl Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006); Robert C. Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration. Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633. (Boston, Mass., NEHGS, 2004). For the treatment on William White of Ipswich, Mass. who died in 1684 you should consult Robert C. Anderson, The Great Migration. Immigrants to New England 1634-1635. (Boston, Mass., NEHGS, 2011). All of these titles are available to purchase from NEHGS.