William Whitby

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William Whitby
9th Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses
In office
Preceded by Walter Chiles
Succeeded by Edward Hill, Sr.
Personal details
Born England
Died March–October 1655
Spouse(s) Katherine Gorsuch
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.[1]


  1. ^ 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.