|9th Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses|
|Preceded by||Walter Chiles|
|Succeeded by||Edward Hill, Sr.|
|Residence||Warwick County, Virginia|
William Whitby (died March–October 1655) was a Virginia politician and landowner. He served as a burgess 1642–44, in the early stages of the English Civil War, and again from 1652–55, after Virginia surrendered to Parliamentary control. During the 1640s he was a justice of the Warwick County court. He served as Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses in the 1653 session, following the one-day speakership of Walter Chiles.
- Kukla, pp. 53-54
- Kukla, Jon (1981). Speakers and Clerks of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1643–1776. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia State Library. ISBN 0-88490-075-4.
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