Mrs. Lillian Hill Clagett (Lillian W. Hill) of New York and Mr. Tjarda van S. Clagett of Baltimore announce the engagement of their daughter, Alidia Tjarda van Starkenborgh Clagett, to James Joseph White Jr., son of Mrs. James K. Murname (White—Susan Verian) of Arlington, VA, and the late Mr. James J. White Sr.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William S. Hill (Lillian Willett) of Chevy Chase, MD. She is also the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Robert M. Cheston (Clagett—Christine J. Tjarda van Starkenborgh Stachouwer) of Baltimore, and the late Mr. Fendall M. Clagett of Harwood, MD. She is the stepdaughter of Mrs. Tjarda Clagett (Suzanne Ayote) and the stepgranddaughter of the late Mr. Cheston.
The groom-to-be is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. George R. Verian (Barbara E. Ciccone) of Warren, NJ. He is also the grandson of Mrs. James B. White (Elizabeth F. Healy) of Norwood, MA, and the late Mr. White. He is the stepson of Mr. Murname.
Miss Clagett is a graduate of Princeton and the University of Maryland Law School. Mr. White graduated from Princeton and New York University.
A wedding is planned for December 2016 in New York City.