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Richard Whitaker (1646 - 1696)

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Captain Richard Whitaker
Born in Warwick, Colony of Virginiamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Warwick, Colony of Virginiamap
Profile last modified 13 Jun 2019 | Created 7 Aug 2013
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Richard was born about 1646 and died about 1696 in Virginia.

Richard Whitaker, son of Capt. William Whitaker and Mary Elizabeth Camm Whitaker was born in the British Colony of Virginia in the American Colonies. He married Martha [sic] Pyland and she gave birth to his only known child before her untimely death. Richard's second marrage was to a [woman] with given name of Elizabeth. There were no known children by this spouse. Richard was well known and respected and was elected sheriff of the county for a number of years.


  1. Martha [sic] Pyland
  2. Elizabeth (surname unk)[1]

Research Notes

This profile ([Whitaker-1452]) had been attached as son of Jabez Whitaker, but no evidence to support this was found. Therefore it was detached.
The datafields for this profile, when attached to Jabez, were
  • born 1634, Warwick, Virginia, American Colonies
  • died 1696, Warwick, Virginia, American Colonies
They were changed to match an apparent duplicate profile: Whitaker-964:
  • born 1645 in Warwick, Colony of Virginia
  • died 1696 in Warwick, Colony of Virginia

Most researchers have Elizabeth Pyland as his first wife. (?)


  1. [1] Findagrave : Sheriff Richard Whitaker, Memorial # 130401218


  • Whitaker-1452 was created by John Floyd through the import of Whitiker tree_2014-08-14_2014-08-30_2014-08-30.ged on Aug 30, 2014. '
  • Thank you to David Black for creating WikiTree profile Whitaker-964 through the import of David_s Family Tree_Ancestry_26Jun2013.ged on Jul 23, 2013.

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On 6 Dec 2018 at 01:14 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

update: merge completed

Whitaker-1452 and Whitaker-964 appear to represent the same person because: Whitaker-1452 has been edited so that it can be merged with Whitaker-964. (Whitaker-1452 was detached from Jabez; no evidence found that he had a son Richard & locations & death date matched the profile for Whitaker-964, attached as son of Jabez's son William). Please merge. Thanks!

On 28 Nov 2018 at 17:38 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! I posted the following comment on the profile for Jabez Whitaker:

Richardson lists son William, but not a son Richard, who is causing a data warning (his profile has birth in 1634; Jabez died "after 1626" - date probably based on text (it's the last date mentioned): "Captain Jabez Whitaker was in Colonial Council of Virginia, 1626".

The profile for Richard is unsourced. Any objection to detaching him as a son?

Thanks, Liz

If you have a primary source or persuasive secondary sources for his being son of Jabez, please post them. Otherwise, he needs to be detached.

Click here for info about sources needed to add a child to a Magna Carta Project-managed profile.

Cheers, Liz

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