Ellen White (Until 2011)
Farm Machinery Dealer
A baby girl, Chrissie White was born in 1980 but as Lawrence was not intimate with his wife, he allowed her to be so with other men and when Ellen was pregnant, Lawrence ageed to bring Chrissie up as his own. Chrissie's real father was John Richards. John later fled to America but when Chrissie was 1 year old in 1981, John returned and he loved Ellen and wanted to take her and baby Chrissie away from Lawrence. So Lawrence framed John for fraud. Upon his release, John was alienated by his friends and could not get a job due to his conviction. At the end of his tether, John gassed himself. Another child, Rebecca White, was born after Chrissie, and who was Lawrence's daughter. Ellen White died in 2011.
In September 2014, Sandy Thomas did some research into Lawrence and found a Lawrence White who ran an agricultural business a few miles away. Lawrence was believed to have died 50 years ago. Sandy, Paddy Kirk and Aaron Livesy visited Lawrence and when they asked the receptionist to see him, Lawrence overheard them mentioning Harold Birch.
In July 2015, Lawrence went on a blind date with Bernice Blackstock. They dated and later married, much to Chrissie's chagrin. Chrissie knew Bernice was after Lawrence's money. As Lawrence is not that great in the um, bedroom department, he has allowed Bernice to be intimate with other men. He said this to Chrissie and said it was the same with her and Rebecca's late mum, and Chrissie worried that Lawrence may not even be her real dad.
Chrissie saw a letter dated 1980, the year she was born, from a Ronnie Hale. It was later revealed that Ronnie and Lawrence were in a gay affair. Larwrence could not handle the fact and said he was bisexual, the only way to describe his sexuality. His marriage to Bernice broke up, due to his denial. This made him on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Lachlan and Chrissie turned against him. This lead to Lachlan holding him hostage and during a scuffle, Lawrence was shot.
After his discharge from hospital, Lawrence made amends. His daughter Rebecca turned up and she did a DNA test and proved she was Lawrence's daughter. In December 2016, Lawrence allowed Ronnie to stay at Home Farm. There has been some friction between Lawrence and Ronnie since, as Chrissie is trying to come between them.
In June 2017, Lawrence contacted a local radio station in Hotten to give his choice of songs. However he was not to know that announcing his name on local radio would be his undoing as his past would come back to haunt him. Tim Richards, the brother of Chrissie's real father John Richards said "Lawrence White killed my brother".
Lawrence tried to pay Tim off but Tim refused so Lawrence had him beaten up. Tim would not back down and in the end, Lawrence had to explain the truth to Chrissie. He had framed John for fraud to stop him taking her away as a baby as he wanted custody of her. The very same day, Ronnie Hale decided he had enough of Lawrence lying to him so their retirement to St Ives, Cornwall was called off and Ronnie left the village alone. Lawrence then suffered a stroke due to all the stress.
Birthday: 23rd May 1943
Full Name: Lawrence Alexander Hugo White
For almost 3 years Lawrence's age was never explicitly stated, but hinted at. John Bowe, who plays him was born in February 1950 but Lawrence is quite a bit older, at least 6 years if he was imprisoned in 1964 for homosexuality. In July 2016, he said he was barely out of his teens when he was sent to prison so he was at least 20 in 1964. In May 2017 Lawrence celebrated his birthday on the 23rd. In August 2017, Lawrence's blood sample said he was born 23rd May 1943, confirming he was 21 in 1964.
Children Rebecca White (1986) biological
Adoptive Children Chrissie White (1980)
Adoptive Grandchildren Lachlan White
Mother Mrs White