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, Minister of Broughshane, 1687, father of
THE REV JAMES WHITE (-1761), of White Hall, father of
JOHN WHITE (-1770), of White Hall, father of
JAMES WHITE, of White Hall, Deputy Governor of County Antrim, 1793, who had issue, two sons,
JOHN, his heir;Mr White died in 1804, and was succeeded by his elder son,
JAMES ROBERT, succeeded his brother.
JOHN WHITE, of White Hall, High Sheriff of Antrim, 1845, who died in 1857, and was succeeded by his brother,
JAMES ROBERT WHITE, of White Hall, Barrister, who wedded Frances, daughter of George Stuart, of Donaghey, County Tyrone, Surgeon-General of the Army in Ireland, and had issue,
GEORGE STUART, his heir;His eldest son,
John, CB (1902), of Innispollen, County Antrim;
Frances Avone; Jane.
JAMES ROBERT, his successor;His only son,
Rose Frances b 1876;
May Constance (1884-1937).
CAPTAIN JAMES ROBERT (Jack) WHITE DSO (1879-1946), of White Hall, had issue,
DERRICK O'CLANCY WHITE (1942-2007).
First published in May, 2013.