Richard Skelton Whitaker was the (eldest?) son of William Whitaker and Eleanor (nee Skelton). He was born on 9 December 1797 and baptised at St Peter’s Church in Leeds on 23 January 1798. The baptism record shows that the family were living at Water Lodge which I think may have been in Holbeck.
Richard appears to have had a son, William, who was born in 1823 but died in August 1824 and was buried on 6 August 1824 aged 20 months in the churchyard of St Matthew’s Church, Chapel Allerton.
Richard died on 30 September 1829 and was buried on 5 October 1829 in the churchyard of St Matthew’s Church.
In MEMORY of
RICHARD SKELTON WHITAKER
of Leeds who departed this Life
September 30th 1829
in the 30th Year of his Age