2019-06-17 20:15:26 UTC
aWood's _Athenae Oxonienses_ contains a moderately lengthy statement about him:
JOHN WHITE was a Wiltsh. man born, became a Servitor of S. Albans Hall in Mich. terme an. 1600; whence, after he had continued for some time, went to Mert. Coll. and there was entertain'd in the condition of a Servitour to Mr. (afterwards Sir) Isaac Wake, but whether he made a longer stay in Merton Coll. or in S. Alb. Hall I know not; we will not contend for, and therefore let the Albanians take, him. After he had left the University without a degree confer'd on him, he took holy orders, and had a Cure bestowed on him in his own Country at Monkton-Deverel, and at length became Vicar of Cherton near to the Devises: From which place being ejected in the time of the Rebellion he practiced Physick at Conock. Afterwards being restored in 1660, he set hiself to the writing of poetry in his old age; the effects of which are contained in three volumes full of fooleries and impertinencies, entit.
_Miscellanea Variegata, Anagrammata, Epigrammata, Distica &c._ The first vol. contains Anagrams, Epigrams, &c. on the Kings and Nobility of England -- Printed at Lond. 1663 in a large thin oct, in the 79 year of the authors age. The 2d Vol is on the Bishops and Clergie -- Lond. 1664 in thin oct, in the 80 years of the authors age. The third is on the Gentry and other persons---Lond. 1665, in a thin oct. in the 81. year of the authors age. In all which books are also several copies of English verses. He yeilded to nature at Cherton beforementioned on the 6 of Dec. in sixteen hundred seventy and one, and was buried in the Chancel of the Church there on the north side of Communion Table, near the wall. Soon after was this inscription set up on the said wall. _John White Vicar of Cherton was buried neare this place the 8th day of December An. Dom. 1671._