His parents married in London, England on 16 July 1619 and sailed to Virginia, where they settled, later that year. So his birth date will not have been before 1620, and the birth place was almost certainly in Virginia.
He married Mary Elizabeth Camm in about 1640.
In about 1655 Captain William Whitacre was awarded 90 acres in James City County.
According the the website of the Jamestowne Society, he was alive in 1673, and had served as a Burgess for James City in 1649, 1652, 1653, 1654-55, 1656, and as a Virginia councillor in 1659.
An inadequately sourced entry on Rootsweb, which contains some conflicting dates, states that "Lt. Col. William Whitaker was buried at James City County, Virginia... He died circa 1670. He died in 1672 at James City County, Virginia... William was the Viewer of Tobacco Crops in Warwick County, VA in 1639... William was a Major and later Lieutenant Colonel in the Virginia Militia in 1656."
A book on ancestor lineages of members of the Texas Society/National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century says that he was born about 1620 and died in about 1670.
According to information from Charles Brashear of Oregon, for which no source is given, William was a viewer of tobacco in 1639. A Land Grant was made to him of 90 acres, June 5, 1656, in James City County; and it was renewed in March, 1662 due to Oliver Cromwell was now in charge of England. He was an early resident of Martin’s Hundred.
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On 5 Feb 2019 at 17:57 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:
On 6 Dec 2018 at 01:04 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
They're also viewable in Google Books' snippit view of Magna Carta Ancestry (p 332, assuming Vol IV, since it's on the same page as the heading WILLOUGHBY).
Tyler's is one of the sources listed, but no entry for Jabez (see the Whitaker entries on this page).
I think the best source listed to pursue would be Fam. Bible Recs., Wayne County, Tennessee (2002): 100. There are also a couple of references to Virginia Company records and an NEHGR record.
On 7 Nov 2018 at 21:06 GMT Anonymous Read wrote:
What contemporaneous evidence do you have that William was the son of Jabez? Like a church record, etc.
On 11 Feb 2018 at 04:06 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:
Mary Bourchier, married [Capt.] Jabez Whitaker, they had one son, William.
On 11 Feb 2018 at 03:20 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:
On 5 Feb 2015 at 10:21 GMT Graham Whitaker wrote: