Blessed Thomas Whitaker
- Also known as
- Thomas Starkie
22 November as one of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales
- Son of Thomas, a schoolmaster, and Helen.
Studied at Saint Omer and in Valladolid, Spain.
Ordained at Valladolid in 1638.
He returned to England where he spent five years ministering to covert Catholics in Lancashire.
Arrested, imprisoned from 7 August 1643 to 1646, and condemned to death for the crime of being a priest.
One of the Martyrs of England, Scotland, and Wales, dying with Blessed Edward Bamber and Venerable John Woodcock.
- Burnley, Lancashire, England
- hanged, drawn, and quartered on 7 August 1646 in Lancaster, England
- 22 November 1987 by Pope John Paul II
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