Ambrose White is a restless ghost of the Lost Colony. He is a character in Roanoke primarily portrayed by Jesse La Flair. He was portrayed by Dylan in "My Roanoke Nightmare."


Ambrose White arrived in America as a settler under the guidance of his father John White, governor of Roanoke. When the governor returned to England for supplies, Ambrose agreed with other rebellious colonists that they should move the colony inland. When his mother, Tomasin White, the acting governess of the colony, refused, the colony mutinied and Ambrose was among them. The colonists chose to exile Tomasin from the colony and it was Ambrose who locked the cage around her head, so that he may continue to live.[1]

Personality and Appearance

Ambrose is a fearful man, prone to obedience.

He shows the physical and mental signs of malnutrition and has a shaggy black beard. As a ghost of Roanoke, he appears to look much less human in appearance than ghosts shown in previous seasons, displaying characteristics more akin to having diseased or rotting green flesh.


Ambrose White took part in the sacrificial ceremonies officiated by his mother. However, later, he would call for rebellion against his mother. Tomasin feigned repentance only to poison everyone in the colony, including Ambrose as well as stabbing him. Through the magic of Scáthach, Ambrose's spirit fell to the will of his mother and must now do whatever it is she demands.[2]

Despite the fact that Scáthach's magic should bind him to do his mother's bidding, he rebels against his mother before she murders Flora - the first time he has exhibited complete control over his actions in centuries. This allows Matt, Shelby, Flora, and Lee to all escape the hands of Tomasin.


  • Ambrose White is the third character played by Wes Bentley. For a complete list of his characters, see Cast.


  • Ambrose: "No! I shall not stand by and watch thou shed another drop of innocent blood!"



  1. Episode: Chapter 3
  2. Episode: Chapter 2

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