Source: Chaplains in the Jurisdiction of the Presidency of Fort St George from 1647 to 1805 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM WHITEFIELD was appointed a Chaplain at the same time as Walsh. He was a graduate of one of the Universities, but his University career cannot be traced. He was sent to Masulipatam on his arrival on the Coast in 1662; he succeeded Walsh at Fort St. George in the following January and remained there two years. When he was instituted to the Eectory of St. Martin's Ludgate in 1691 he was described as a Master of Arts. He became a Prebendary of St. Paul's in 1695, and died Rector of Ewhurst, Surrey.