To jv244 -
In reading your post again, it dawned on me that you are the person who gave all the great biographical information on Thomas Whittaker to Dr. Marjie Bloy for her web site A Web of English History, the web site where I initially stumbled upon the info on Thomas Whittaker, for whom I was searching info for my Australian cousin, Shannon Smith, who I see also has found your post.
"It's an incredible small world."
Thank you, jv224, for your research on Thomas Whittaker. Shannon Smith (in Australia) and I have more information on his 2nd wife Mary Sparkes/Sparks in New South Wales, Australia. I recommend you contact Shannon 1st. :-)
Jean E. DeLauche
St. Louis area, Missouri, USA