Hi.It's interesting that you mentioned Yorkshire in your message.As you can tell from other messages, John Goode who came to Virginia via Barbados, named his plantation in Henrico Co. "Whitby."There is a good deal of dispute about where John Goode originated in England.Some claim Cornwall where there is a place called Whitstone.But as noted above, John Goode named his plantation "Whitby" NOT "Whitstone."A friend of mine did some look-ups on the name "Whitby" in England.Below is her message to me which indicates that the only place called "Whitby" would be in Yorkshire.
"I searched the Topographical Dictionary of England on Ancestry.com - and on "Whitby" I got 60-some-odd hits.A few turned out to be people named Whitby.There was one which I never could find a location for, but it mentioned the Mersey, so wherever it was, it was nowhere near Cornwall.All the other references were to Yorkshire!NO Whitby in Cornwall!Also, I have The Motorist's Touring Maps and Gazateer, a book of very large scale maps we bought when we went to England, and the only Whitby in it is in YORKSHIRE.The Topographical Dictionary was originally published in 1831, and, of course, the book of maps is "modern" - originally published in 1920, but mine is a 1970 revised edition...."