Born: January 7, 1829, Threapwood, Shropshire, England.
Died: September 13, 1904, Croydon, London, England.
Buried: Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England.
Whitfield was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (BA 1859).
After taking Holy Orders, he was successively curate of Otley; vicar of Kirby-Ravenscroft; senior curate of Greenwich; and vicar of St. John’s, Bexley. In 1875, he went to St. Mary’s, Hastings.
Whitfield wrote over 30 prose and poetic works, including: