January 7, 1829, Threapwood, Shropshire, England.
September 13, 1904, Croydon, London, England.
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: