The following obituary appeared on March 24, 1877 in The Law Times, Volume LXII, page 378.
E. T. WHITAKER, ESQ.
The late Edward Thomas Whitaker, Esq., solicitor, of Lincoln’s-inn.fields, who died at Hinton, Berks, on the 6th ult., in the seventy-sixth year of his age, was the third son of the late Philip Whitaker, Esq., of Bratton, in the county of Wilts. He was born at Bratton in the year 1802, and was admitted a solicitor in Hilary Term, 1823. He was appointed in 1832 the solicitor for the affairs of Her Majesty’s Duchy of Lancaster, which he resigned in the year 1871. Mr. Whitaker married Emily Ann, daughter of Thomas Dedrick Woolbert, Esq., by whom he has left nine children. The remains of the deceased gentleman were interred at Hurst, Berkshire.