Birth: 4 September 1797

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Saint Mary, Hinckley, Leicestershire

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 18 July 1849

Place or Registered Place of Death: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Spouse(s): Mary Paget

Date of Marriage: 21 January 1823

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: All Saints, Loughborough, Leicestershire


William Henry White (1824-)
Fanny (Frances) White (1825-1915)
Frank White (1826-1891)
Henry White (1826-)
William Edward White (1827-1891)
Charlotte White (1829-)
Charles White (1830-)
Mary White (1833-)


The Derby Mercury (Derby, England), Wednesday, January 29, 1823; Issue 4725
At Loughborough, on the 21st instant, Mr. White, to Mary, eldest daughter of William Paget, Esq., Southfield.

William was a hosier.

William White (b. 1798)

Pigot's Directories of 1829 and 1841 record a Thomas White, hosiery manufacturer, of Market Bosworth. The census for Market Bosworth for 1841 records a Thomas White, aged 76 together with his wife Catherine, aged 70.

Pigots directory of 1829 for Loughborough records a Joseph and William Paget, of Wood Gate, Loughborough, hosiery manufacturers.

The marriage of William White to Mary Paget would have brought the two hosiery manufacturing families together. These two gentlemen were possibly the sons of the late (in 1829) Joseph Paget (1738 - 1825), for whom I have the following information.

Joseph Paget (1738-1825) became a well-known hosiery manufacturer in Loughborough.
'Mr Strutt continued in the hosiery manufacture until his death dissolved the partnership with Mr Wollett. The family finally retired from the trade in 1805, having disposed of their frames to Messrs. Paget and Byng, for £12 each on average'.

Source: 'Felkins History of Machine-Wrought Hosiery and Lace Manufacture' (pub.1867)?

The reference to 'Byng is trenchant. William Paget, born 1766, and his brother Thomas, had both married Byng daughters.

The 1841 census records another William White resident at Market Bosworth, aged 25. This means he was born about 1806 and may be a son of either Thomas (b. 1774) or William (b. 1776).

William White