John white had to return to England to get supplies. White and 117 men had set sail to Roanoke island with a failed attempt two years before that. They found the island deserted when they got there.
John Whites daughter had given birth to a baby girl on August 18. They would've made shelter, had gotten food, or water to survive while they were there. The first English baby was born and was Whites daughters daughter.
The word "Croatoan" was carved into one of the trees when white got back. The bad weather had stoped White from going to Croatoan island to find his men. After that he had just returned to England for the final time.