Whitaker, Thomas Dunham, Lld
Whitaker, Thomas Dunham, LL.D.
a clergyman of the Church of England, was born at Rainham, in Norfolk, June 8,1759. He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge; ordained deacon in 1785, and priest the following year; became perpetual curate of Holme, Lancashire, in 1797; vicar of Whalley in 1809.; held for some time the vicarage of Heysham; became vicar of Blackburn in 1818, and remained there until his death, which occurred Dec. 18, 1821. He published A History of the Original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe, in the Counties of Lancaster and York. (1801): History of the Deanery of Craven (1805): — De Motu per Britanniam Civico Annis 1745 et 1746 (1809): — The Life and Original Correspondence of Sir George Radcliffe (1810): — an edition of The Vision of Piers Plowman (eod.): — a new edition of Thoresby's Ducatus Leodinensis; or, The Topography (of Leeds',(1816): — Loidis and Aimete; or, An Attempt to Illustrate the Districts Described in these Words by Bede (1816): — besides single sermons and other works.