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About Whitaker Family of Bratton
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Stephen Whitaker born around 1520 was probably born to the Whitaker family of the Holme in  Cliviger, Lancashire who had been established for many generations in that area. In and around  1560 he moved to Westbury in Wiltshire where he owned or leased land from the crown and became  a “Gentleman Farmer” at Bratton. Having searched the records available no appearance of the name  Whitaker is evident before these dates in the Wiltshire area.

The other clue to this link to the Lancashire family is to be found in Arms and Heraldry records,  and by studying the family crest. It was common in those days for a younger son who was not to  inherit the family estate, to include in his new crest a symbol found on his blood family’s crest  in his own new crest. This seems to be the case in this instance.

Stephen and Alicia had three sons recorded. Stephen, Henry and Geoffrey. Alica died aged 28.   Henry was elected Member of Parliament for Westbury, the locality where the family lived.

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