'Whitaker3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Whitaker of Motcombe, Whitaker of Westbury

'Wilts' reports that the following family "came from Holme in Lancashire, temp. Elizabeth" (who r. 1558-1603). [There are Whitakers of Holme shown here.] Visitation identifies their arms as "Sable, a fesse between three mascles argent".
Stephen Whitaker of Westbury, Wiltshire (d 09.11.1576, clothier)
m. _ Nash (dau of Henry Nash of Tinhead)
1. Henry Whitaker (b c1549, d 11.1589, MP)
  m. Judith Hawkins (dau of William Hawkins of Plymouth, niece of Sir John Hawkins)
A. William Whitaker of Westbury & Shaston (Dorset) (b c1580, d 03.10.1646, Bencher of the Middle Temple, MP)
  'Wilts' shows William as father of Henry, Sheriff of Dorset (a 1736). Visitation (1677) shows as follows.
  m. (30.03.1619) Honora Hooper (d before 03.11.1671, dau of Edward Hooper of Boveridge)
i. Henry Whitaker of Motcombe, Dorset (b c1622, d 06.04.1695, Recorder of Shaftesbury, MP) 
  Visitation (1677) identifies Henry's wife Mary as dau of Anthony Mapowder of Holdsworthy. 'HoP ("Henry Whitaker (d 1695)") identifies her as ...
  m. Mary Mapowder (dau/coheir of Narcissus Mapowder of Holdsworthy, sister/coheir of Anthony)
  a. William Whitaker of Motcombe, Sheriff of Dorset (b c1651?, a 1697, d 1726)
  HoP ("Henry Whitaker (d 1746)") identifies Henry's mother as Susanna Erle. It appears that she was ...
  m. (14.09.1685) Susan Erneley (bpt 24.11.1665, dau of Sir Walter Erneley of Etchilhampton, 1st Bart)
  (1) Henry Whitaker of Motcombe, Sheriff of Dorset (b c1686, d unm 1746, MP)
  (2) Walter Whitaker, later of Motcombe (a 1746)
  b. Honora Whitaker
  m. John Still of Shaston St. James
  c.+ other issue - Jane (b 1c1652, d 31.01.1683), Elizabeth, Judith
  ii.+ other issue - William of Shaftesbury (d before 08.07.1653), Edward, Mary
  B. Anthony Whitaker (dsp)
  C. Henry Whitaker
  'Wilts' shows that Henry had 2 sons, William & Henry. Visitation (1623) shows that he had the following family.
  m. Hester Crisp (dau of Nicholas Crisp of London)
  i.+ issue (a 1623) - Nicholas (b c1621), Henry (b c1622)
  D. Elizabeth Whitaker
  m. Robert Smith of Stoke Climsland
2. Geffry (Geoffrey or Jeffery) Whitaker
  m. Catharine Grant of Wiltshire
  'Wilts' shows that Geffry & Catharine had a son, Stephen. Visitation (1623) shows their children as ...
  A+ issue - Nash, Jefery, Mary, Bridget, Penelope
3. Stephen Whitaker
  m. Winifred Ernley of Bremridg
  A. Thomas Whitaker
4. daughter
  m. William Bennet of Norton (d 1598)

Main source(s): 'Wilts' (vol 3 (1830), 'Family of Whitaker', p42/59+), Visitation (Dorset, 1623, 'Whitaker'), Visitation (Dorset, 1677 (with additions), 'Whitaker') with input from HoP (various)
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