The Chittenden Family Chronology:   The Chittenden’s originate from Saxons or Jute invaders.   They were sheep breeders, wool merchants and weavers, first appearing in the parish records of Romney Marsh and southern parts of Sussex:   Circa 1600 a Chittenden was a nominee for the position of Archbishop of Canterbury.   Another records is to be found in the Parish Church of Rye dated 1637 and relates to two brothers who were hanged for sheep stealing.   One William Chittenden left Cranbrook in 1639 to settle in Connecticut, USA.   This chronology details the descendants of Edward Chittenden of Ashford, Kent.


Edward Chittenden marries Lydia Odden in Westwell, Kent.   There is an entry in the Ashford Directory of traders and professionals that list an Edward Chittenden, as an ironmonger and furniture dealer of High Strret, Ashford in 1824, 1832 and 1839.   Edward’s son Daniel Chittenden is first listed as an ironmonger and furniture dealer of High Street, Ashford in 1832 through to 1855, and his son John appears from 1855 until 1891.


Thomas Chittenden, son of Edward and Lydia, is born in Westwell, Kent.

1795 April 11th

Daniel Chittenden, son of Edward and Lydia is born in Westwell, Kent


Mary Ann Highstead is born in Mersham, Kent

1820 circa

Daniel Chittenden marries Mary Ann Highstead

1821 - 1841

Daniel and Mary have eleven children: Lydia born in 1821, Daniel in 1826, Edward 1827, Jane 1829,  John 5th Nov 1831, Kate 1832, Sally 1834, Henry 1836, William 16th Jun 1838, David 1839, and Alfred 1841.   First son Daniel is believed to have been a black sheep and to have emmigrated to America.   This is supported by the fact that John, the second son, became the partner and inheritor of father Daniel’s business in later years.   Daniel is believed to have prospered leaving a lot of money upon his death in “Happy Valley”.


Entry in the Ashford Directory (of traders): Daniel Chittenden is listed as a furniture broker and in other extracts is also listed as an ironmonger, auctioneer and appraiser to the County Court. He has premises at High Street, Ashford that circa 1862 becomes No. 82.   The seventeenth century house eventually became occupied by Woolworth’s pre-war who demolished it in the 1950’s and built their new premises on the site where they still trade today

1845 Mar 19th

Harriet Gaunt, daughter of John (labourer)  and Mary is baptised in Hothfield Kent.


Lydia Chittenden, eldest child of Daniel and Mary, is listed in the Ashford Directory as a dealer of  Earthenware. China and glass and appears in the available extracts until 1895.   She is unmarried throughout and resides at the premises next door to father Daniel, No: 84


Census record: Daniel’s household includes Mary, Kate, William and Alfred: Edward Dryland, a 29 year old journeyman/carpenter from Wye in Kent, John Curtis, a 30 year old engineer from Newcastle and Mercy Miller the 18 year old servant born in Willesborough.


John Chittenden, son of Daniel and Mary, appears for the first time in the Ashford Directory as an agent to the Athenauem life assurance company.   There is also now an “& son” listed for father Daniel’s business which is presumably also John as he will take over upon his father’s death.


Census record:  Lydia is head of a household which currently sees brothers’ Henry, a carpenter and joiner, William, a plumber and painter, David, a wool sorter, cousin Agnes, a servant and uncle Thomas, a carpenter and joiner, living with her.   Thomas is a widower and brother of Daniel born in Westwell.    Daniel’s household includes daughter Kate and her husband John Staples, a 31 year old attorneys clerk

1861 Dec 29th

Henry Chittenden, aged 25 (ironmonger) marries Harriet Gaunt, aged 16.   Both reside at 104 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London

1862 Dec 11th

John Chittenden marries Emily Frances Kingsland


In the Ashford Directory under Commercial is listed, “Dryland and Miles, Builders and Carpenters, Windmill Street.”   Sally Chittenden (sister of John and Henry) was later to be remembered by John’s granddaughter Joyce as Aubt Sal Dryland.   It is possible that she married  Edward Dryland whom is listed in the 1851 census as a carpenter living with Daniel and family.   He is known to have had a successful builders business so it seems very probable that this is the trader in the Directory.   Sally who died in the 1920’s spent her last days in a three storey house with a companion/housekeeper in Church Road, Ashford, which was considered a good part of the town.   Obviously she must therefore have been well off in her younger days, further suggesting a connection with Edward Dryland.   Sally had no children

1864 Aug 11th

Arthur John Chittenden, the first child of Henry and Harriet is born at 16, Hampstead  Place, Ashford, Kent (which no longer exists).

1866 May 27th

Second son of Henry and Harriet, Charles Henry is born at 60 Hampstead Street,  Ashford, Kent (which no longer exists, its northern end being part of the High Street and it’s southern end part of Godinton Road).

1868 May 23rd

Last son of Henry and Harriet  William James, is born at 23 Park Street, Ashford, Kent


Census Records:  Daniel Chittenden has retired and lives with his wife Mary and son Daniel at 74 Hempstead Street, West Ashford.   Son John now resides at 82 High Street with wife Emily, born 1839 in Wye, and children Emily born 30th May 1864 who was to marry and have a daughter. Kate Kingsland born 7th Aug 1866 who would remain a spinster.   Mary Jane born 19th Sep 1868 who would marry Fred Smith and have seven children.   Finally John born 22nd May 1870 (who moved away from Ashford as a young man and is believed to have died in the war), all in Ashford.   Also residing with John and family are niece Gurtrude born 1867

1874 Sep 25th

Daniel Chittenden dies at 74 Hempstead Street, West Ashford, aged 79.   Son John is the informant  (today there is a “Hempsted Street” in West Ashford?)

1877 Jan 3rd

Mary Ann Chittenden (formerly Highstead) dies.


Census Records:  Henry, Harriet and their three sons live at Verum (?) Terrace, (Hunters) Road, Rose Farm, Willesborough, Kent and have one lodger.   Both Henry and Arthur John are carpenters as is Henry’s eldest brother, Daniel.   John and Emily still reside at 82 High Street, Ashford and now have more children: Edith F. born17th Jun 1873 who would marry William Bendall and have three children, Edward Kingsland, born 28th Jun 1875 who married Helen Florence Rose and had children: Keith Kingsland born 24th Aug 1910 who married and had three children.   Margaret Mary born 1910 who had two children and Joyce born 1916 who remained a spinster.   Eldest daughter Emily is a milliner.   David is a general trader residing at 37 New Rents, Ashford (See 1882 Ashford Directory) and is married to Charlotte born 1848 from Romford, Essex.   They have children Mary Ann born 1875, Frank born 1877 and Sarah born 1879.   Edward is a plumber and is married to Mary born 1827 in Willesborough.   They live in a shop at 27 Commercial Quay, Dover St. Mary, Kent and have children: Charles born 1849, Kate E. born 1852, Sarah A. born 1865, Edward born 1869 and Emma born 1870, all in Hythe, Kent.   Kate is married to James C……? (illegible) and has a son named George.   Charles is a widower. The final two residents are grandson Percy Chittenden, aged 7, and his father James Chittenden, aged 38, who is Edward and Mary’s son-in-law.   Both were born in Littlehampton, Sussex.   This seems to suggest that one of Edward’s remaining daughter’s married a Chittenden.   However, those living in the household are all stated as unmarried?.  (It should be noted that errors and subsequent corrections in the ledger make details uncertain and some assumptions have had to be drawn.   Although the conclusions are accurate as to that which is printed, the ledger compiler cannot be considered competent and, as such, the relevant details have been omitted from the family tree until such time as confirmed as fact).     Lydia is absent from her shop.   However, one Lydia Chittenden appears in the 1881 microfiche record, a spinster born in Ashford and visiting Charles Rogers in Cheriton, Kent.   Her age is 62, not 60 as our Lydia should be, but this would seem to be one in the same person as her death certificate also being two years out.   Lydia is again present in her shop in 1882.   Sisters Lydia and Mary Miller and Henry Hill are still lodging, further suggestions that Lydia is only away at the time of the census.

1884 Sep 29th

Arthur John Chittenden, now a carpenter/joiner, aged 20, marries Amelia Elizabeth Roberts, aged 19, in Eastbourne, Sussex.   They live at numbers 1 & 6 Park Terrace, Eastbourne respectively.   The address no longer exists.

1886 Apr 4th

Charles Henry Chittenden, a smith, marries Annie Cole at the Congregational Chapel in West Ashford.. Charles stated age is 21, although he will not be so for a further 13 months.   Possibly a wedding without parental consent?.   Charles and Annie live at 44 and 11 New Town, Ashford respectively.

1888 Feb 19th

Ruby Lillifred Amelia, first child of Arthur John and Amelia Chittenden is born in Eastbourne, Sussex.

1890 Jun 14th

Mabel Hilda, second daughter of Arthur John and Amelia is born at 10, Westfield Road, Croydon, Surrey.

1892 Aug 25th

Hilda Eunice, third child of Arthur John and Amelia is born at 10, Westfield Road, Croydon, Surrey.

1895 Jun 15th

Howard Leslie Chittenden, fourth child and first son of Arthur John and Amelia is born  at Grange View,Albert Road, Croydon, Surrey.


John Chittenden is no longer listed in the Ashford Directory and last appears in the previous available extract of 1891 as an auctioneer when he would have been 60 years of age.   Lydia does appear but is absent in the next available extract of 1913 which is of little surprise as she would have been 92 years of age.   Their shops 82/84 High Street was bought by Woolworths around 1928 and the front of the building altered.   Later the entire building and it’s neighbour, 86 Pilchr’s, were demolished and the current Woolworth’s building constructed.   Parts of the original wall remain to the right of the shop as you enter from High Street.


Ward’s Directory of Croydon, Street arrangement lists Arthur John Chittenden as the head occupant of   Grange View, Albert Road, Croydon, Surrey.   There is building work noted in the street and no door numbers suggesting this is a new development of houses.   By the 1902 edition Grange View becomes number 230.

1904 Aug 22nd

Daughter of Walter Seabourne Bustin and Ada (formerly Cliffe) Mabel Dorothy is born at 15 Fellbrigg     Road, East Dulwich.

1905 Jan 10th

Lydia  Chittenden dies aged 86, of heart disease at Tate House,  Boughton Aluph, near Ashford.              BrotherWilliam of the same address was the informant.

1906 Apr 10th

Maurice Arthur, second son and fifth and final child of Arthur John and Amelia is born at Grange View,          230 Albert Road, Croydon.

1913 Jun 26th

Harriett Chittenden dies aged 68 of dropsy, at 40 Lower Den,ark Road, Ashford, Kent.   The death is witnessed by daughter-in-law Elizabeth of 143 Perry Rise, Forest Hill, Lewisham.

1918 Feb 3rd

John Chittenden dies at 140 Godinton Road, Ashford.

1919 May 10th

Henry Chittenden dies, aged 83, of senile decay and gangrene of the feet at 143 Perry Rise, Lewisham where his son probably cared for him after the death of Harriet.   Again, Elizabeth witnesses the death.

1924 Dec 20th

Maurice Arthur Chittenden marries Mabel Dorothy Bustin at Woodside Parish Church, Croydon, Surrey and both reside at 31 Alderton Road, Croydon.   Maurice’s stated age on the marriage certificate is 21 when in fact he is 18 and his parents are not present at the marriage.   It is obvious that the deception is so that Maurice can wed without parental consent, which is required until the age of 21.   The reason for this unorthodox wedding is probably due to the fact that Mabel is pregnant.   Maurice is a carpenter.

1925 Jun 24th

Thelma Pauline Chittenden, first child of Maurice and Mabel is born.

1929 May 1st

Roma Doreen Chittenden, second daughter of Maurice and Mabel is born.

1933 Apr 4th

Mavis Marjorie Danzelman, daughter of Stanley Baker, a bricklayer, and Lilian Maud (formerly Bolslin) is born at The Firs, Wyncote Way, Selsdon.

1933 Jun 8th

Douglas Raymond Chittenden, third child of Maurice and Mabel is born at 31 The Mead, Wallington,           Surrey.   Maurice builds the house with money put up by father Arthur John

1937 Mar 23rd

Amelia Elizabeth Chittenden, dies at 31 The Mead, Wallington, Surrey, aged 72, of syncope (a faint)     hyperpiesia (?), chronic rephritis (?) and gout.   Husband Arthur John was present at death, and informant.

1940 Oct 31st

Hilda Mabel Chittenden, a Sister-in-charge nurse, is killed at the age of 50 by shrapnel from a bomb at   The Downs Hospital for Children, Sutton, Surrey during World War 2.   The death certificate states the cause of death as “Due to war operations”.   Brother Maurice Arthur is the informant

1943 Feb 16th

Raymond Maurice, last child of Maurice and Mabel is born at 31 The Mead, Wallington, Surrey

1945 Feb 2nd

Josephine Olive Armstrong, only child of William Thomas and Rosina (formerly Tuckey) is born at 150 The Glade, Old Coulsdon, Surrey.

1950 Jan 19th

Arthur John Chittenden dies in St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton, of broncho pneumonia and senility, aged 85 years.   His occupation is stated as a retired master builder and his address 31 The Mead.   Son Maurice is the informant.

1953 Oct 11th

Maurice Arthur Chittenden dies in Mayday Hospital, Croydon of a heart attack, aged 46 (49 on death certificate).  His occupation at time of death was builder’s manager.

1955 Sep 10th

Marjorie Danzelman, a spot welder o 5 Kennelwood Crescent, Addington, at St. Mary’s Church, Douglas Raymond Chittenden, a store keeper living at 4 Willow Close, Thornton Heath, Surrey, marries          Mavis Addington, Surrey.  4 Willow Close is the address of Mabel Chittenden

1956 Jun 13th

Janice, first child of Doug and Mavis Chittenden is born.

1958 Dec 2nd

Margot Christine, second daughter of Doug and Mavis is born in St, Mary’s Maternity Hospital, Surrey

1965 Mar 20th

Raymond Maurice Chittenden a transport driver of 4 Willow Close, Thornton Heath marries Josephine Olive Armstrong, a shorthand typist of 150 The Glade, Old Coulsdon, Surrey at St. John’s Church, Old Coulsdon Surrey.

1966 Aug  16th

Mark Chittenden, first son of Raymond and Josephine is born in Redhill General Hospital, Surrey.  The family resides at 67 Cromwell Road, Caterham, Surrey.

1969 Apr 12th

Paul Chittenden, second and last son of Ray and Jo is born at the Armstrong residence 150 The Glade, Old Coulsdon, Surrey, where Jo is currently living.

1970 Mar 1st

Angela Joy Johnson, second child and only daughter of Peter Roy and Honorine Patricia (formerly Burge)        is born in St Hellier Hospital, Sutton, Surrey.   The family resides at 56 Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, Surrey and soon move to 152 Stanley Road, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey.   Parents Peter and Honor emmigrated to England having been born in India and are Anglo-Indian by birth.


Ray, Jo and sons move to 158 The Glade, Old Coulsdon, Surrey.

1971 Jun 22nd

Mabel Dorothy Chittenden of 4 Willow Close, Thornton Heath, Surrey dies aged 66 of lung cancer.   The death is informed by son Douglas who resides at 10 Willow Close.

1973 Apr 28th

Janice Chittenden marries Paul Burston in Purley, Surrey.  They later move to Petersborough

1997 Aug 12th

Mark Chittenden and Angela Joy Johnson of 28 The Rise, Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, marry at The Little White Chapel, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA.   Mark is Assistant Immigration Officer and Angela an        I.T. Support Specialist.   They have three dogs, Benson, Harry and Scruffy.

1998 Mar 10th

Rosina Armstrong dies aged 82 in Mayday Hospital, Croydon, Surrey.   Following a short illness the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, diabeties mellitus and renal failure.

1999 Apr 1st

Daughter of Doug and Mavis, Margot marries Peter Wallace at Croydon Registry Office, Croydon,  Surrey and becomes Margot Chittenden-Wallace.

2000 Jun 1st

Douglas Raymond Chittenden dies of cancer after a long illness, aged 66.   He is cremated at Croydon Crematorium on 12th Jun and his ashes spread over a grave of his parents, Maurice and Mabel, at the Banden Hill Cemetery in Beddington a short time later.

Samuel Browning Chittenden, born c1836 in Northiam, Sussex.   Occupation:  Stock & Share Broker .    Residence:  London Road, Stevenage, Hertford.  Married Mary ??? c1855, his age 19, her age 20. She was born c1835  @  Smeeton, Leicester.Children:  Ellen Chittenden, born c1856 @ Smeeton.  Died, unmarried, 1881.Alfred William Chittenden, born 1860 @ Croydon, Surrey.   Married 1886.   Died 1890

Edward Chittenden, born 1862 @ Croydon ///Broker, m Abt Sep 1855, in England (???),Mary Unknown, b Abt 1835, Smeeton, Leicester, England   Wife of Member of Stock Exchange. Samuel lived at 1 London Road,  Stevenage, Hertford, England.

 Children:  2.  i.  Ellen Chittenden b 1856, Smeeton, Leicester, England, occupation, Organist, d unmarried in 1891, of Kibworth, Beauchamp, Leicester, Eng.

.+  3.  ii  Alfred William Chittenden b Sep 1861, Croydon.

4.  iii  Edward Chittenden b Dec 1862, Croydon, Surrey, England, Clerk in Stock Exchange

5.        iv.  Alban (Albert) Chittenden b 1864, Stevenage, Hertford, England, 26th 1864, Ardeley, Hertford, England, occupation Merchant Service.

.6.  v  Wilfred Chittenden b 17th Sep 1865, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, m 27th Oct 1891, in Stevenage, Hertford, Emgland, Dec 1891 – Hitchin 3a 777, Minnie Agnes Croft, b Jun 1869, Stevenage, Hertford, England (daughter of Arthur Croft and Emma (Croft).   Kellys 1902 Directory, Stevenage – Wilfred, Upholsterer

7.   vi  Catherine M Chittenden b Sep 1866, Stevenage, Herts, England

8.        vii  Morris Chittenden b 1 Dec 1867, Stevenage, Hertford, England

9.        viii  Graham Charles Chittenden also known as Charles Graham Chittenden b Mar 1872, Stevenage, Hertford, England.

Second Generation:  3.   Alfred William Chittenden (1 Samuel1) b Sep 1861, Croydon, Surrey, England. Occupation  Stockbroker, m Mar 1884, in East Preston, Kent, England, Emily Mary Moore, b 20th Nov 1847, 13 Regent Sq,  Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (daughter of Henry Moore and eliza Teasdell) d 3rd Mar 1926, 119 Sun Lane, Gravesend, England, (Widow in Nov 1880 & again in Dec 1892) Beech House, Great Wymondley, Herts, England.   Alfred died  2nd Dec 1892, London Road, Stevenage, Herts, England.

Children:   10.  i.  Dorothy Mary Chittenden b 21st Mar 1884, Worthing, Sussex, England.  Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend, Kent, d Dec 1970, Dartford, England, Never married (Jun Qtr  Preston  9b 374)

Third Generation:   11. Mildred Mary Chittenden (3 Alfred1) b 13th Feb 1886, Bognor, Sussex, England, Christ Church, Milton by Gravesend,  Kent, m Jan 1907, in Gravesend, Jan 1907, 2a Page 899, William Henry Jaggers, b Jun 1885, Lewisham, England (son of William Henry Jaggers and Unknown)

Children: 12  i.  Marjory Mildred Jaggers b Jul 1907, Gravesend, Kent, England, m Jul 1936, in Bromley.   Bromley 2a Page 2287, Robert G Scott, b 1906

13.  ii  Mabel Kathleen Jaggers b Apr 1909, Gravesend, Kent, England in Apr 1935, in Woolwich, Kent, England,   Woolwich 1d  Page 2346 Gerald C Wilfred Adams, b Mar 1906 Barnstaple, England.

William Chittenden b 29 Jul 1808, Barming, Kent, England died 29 May 1878, Provo. Utah, USA   Father: John Chittenden.   Mother:  Elizabeth Jordan  Married Abt 1835  Mary Dunster b 26 Dec 1818, Lympne, Kent, England died 2 Jul 1886, Provo, USA  Father: James Dunster.  Mother:  Harriet Langford

Children: (1)  Mary Ann Chittenden b 15 Jun 1836 @ Lympne d 6 Mar 1907, Provo. Utah, USA   Married:  1855 Thomas Mayberry @ Camden, NSW, Australia

(2)  Henry Chittenden b 18 Aug 1838 @ Lympne d abt 1844

(3)  Jane Harriet Chittenden b 19 Aug 1840 @ Sydney, NSW, Australia d 10 May 1909 Salt Lake City, USA.   Married: Peter Carter

(4)  Eliza Esther or H Chittenden b 17 May 1842 @ Sydney, NSW, Australia d 5 Jan 1927 Married:  1865 John Griffin @ NSW Australia

(5)  Ellen Chittenden b 20 Aug 1844 @ Sydney, NSW, Australia d 19 Aug 19??    Married: 8 Jun 1928 Nicholas Karkoe.  

(6)  Ann Maria Chittenden b 17 Aug 1846 @ Camden, NSW, Australia d 15 Aug 1935. Salt Lake 

(7)   Emily Chittenden b 18 Jun 1849 @ Camden, NSW.  Australia d 11 Jun 1879      Married:  5 Jun 1930 Stephen or Steve Brown.

 (8) Elizabeth Chittenden b 28 Jul 1851 @ Camden, NSW. Australia d 28 Apr 1938  Married:  Isaac Norris.

(9)  William John Chittenden b 15 Apr 1853 @ Camden, NSW, Australia d 15 Apr 1853 @ Camden, NSW. Australia.

(10) Alice Chittenden b 1 Nov 1854 @ Camden, NSW. Australia d 5 Dec 1932.   Married:  William Howells

(11) Rachel Chittenden b 24 Jul 1856 @ Camden, NSW. Australia d 1 Nov 1908   Married:  1873 George Winters @ Goulburn, NSW. Australia.

(12) Caroline Chittenden b 10 May 1858  @ Camden, NSW. Australia d 13 Nov 1946. Married: 18 Aug 1878 Eleazar Jones @ Provo, Utah, USA.

(13) Louisa Chittenden b 25 Jun 1860 @ Camden, NSW. Australia d 24 Nov 1951 Canada.  Married: 28 Oct 1877 Abraham Marsh Wilde.

(14) Hyrum Chittenden b 28 May 1865 @ Camden, NSW. Australia d 27 Jun 1948  Married: abt 1887 Rozina Emeline Hill

Arthur Sidney Chittenden:


1751 May 8th   Stephen Chittenden married Catherine Poss of St. Martins in the Field @ St. George Chapel. Hyde Park (Poss could be Ross ~ was born 27/11/1728 and baptized 8/12/1728 at St. Martins in the Field, Westminster.    Parents:  John & Mary Ann Ross


1753 circa        Mary   dau of Stephen & Catherine

1754 Jan 11th      Catherine     dau of Stephen & Catherine

1757 May 8th   Stephen           son of Stephen & Catherine

1761 Aug 2nd   John     son of Stephen & Catherine


1784 Aug 18th Catherine         wife of Stephen @ Maidstone


1756 Mar 6th    Stephen           son of Stephen & Catherine

1761 Oct 19th  John     son of Stephen & Catherine        2 months

1821 Mar 30th  Stephen           age 64.  Address:  Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Kent

v.Parish Chest

All Saints, Maidstone

1766   Stephen Chittenden. East Lane.  Five Pounds.  Rate 2 Shillings & Sixpence

2. i. Christening

1757 May        Stephen           son of Stephen & Catherine @ All Saints Church, Maidstone  Kent,. Minister:  John Denne.


1784 Aug 20th Stephen Chittenden & Mary Williamson @ All Saints Church, Maidstone, Kent         Banns


1785 Jul 3rd      Stephon Chittenden    son of Stephen & Mary.  Born  12/6/1785


1786 Dec 24th  John Speek Chittenden           son of Stephen & Mary. Born. 25/11/1786


1789 May 31st Mary Ann Chittenden dau of Stephen & Mary.married William Apps.  Banns: May 1808


1791 May 11th Thomas Chittenden     son of Stephen & Mary.

3. i.Marriage

? Stephen Chittenden born 1785 @ Maidstone (1)  Amelia ? born   ? @  ? Died ? (2) Elizabeth  ? born 1793 @ ? Died 6/4/1857


1817 Feb 2nd    Amelia Charlotte Chittenden dau of Stephen & Amelia

International Genealogical Index:-  County – Kent.   Page 5.559.  Deptford, Mary Anns Building.   High Street – Wesleyan.   Amelia Charlotte Chittenden dau of Stephen & Amelia.   C. 2nd Feb 1817.   (Copy of Parish Register Extract.  “Amelia Charlotte Chittenden, daughter of Stephen and Amelia of Greenwich, was born on the ?? January 1817 and  Christened on the Second Day of February 1817.

Hants, Portsmouth, 3240

1.        John Chittenden   Death Date:  Circa 1781/1782 (167)

Notes:  Of Hyde Park Corner, Portsea.  Signed his will on 6/12/1781 leaving his house and possessions to his son John Chittenden of Portsmouth, shipwright and to his daughter Rebecca Bone, widow of Portsea.  Rebecca proved her father’s will on 12/2/1782 as Rebecca Headman (i.e. she had remarried by 12/2/1782 (163) May have had a daughter Sarah (bapt. 1/4/1759, Portsea St Mary) (167)

658      2.         John Chittenden bap 21 Oct 1739 @ Portsea, St Mary, Hants (167)  Burial 15 Mar 1804 (167) asp

1764 Apr 17th

John Chittenden m Mary Gumm  (659) @ Portsea

Notes:   It is probable that this John was a shipwright.  Spouse Notes: At her marriage signed ‘My’ only (167).botp at m  Wit: James Daveson & Thomas Gudge (parish clerk)

1773 Jul 19th

3241    2.         Rebecca Chittended m George Bone  3242

1781/1782 circa

3241    2.         Rebecca Chittenden m ? Headman    3243   

1765 Apr 7th

3244    3          Marianne Chittenden bap @ Portsea, St Mary (167)

Notes:  A Mary Ann Chittenden m Thomas Holder @ Portsea, St Mary 24/5/1786 (167)

1767 May 31st

3245    3.        John Chittenden bap @ Portsea, St Mary, Hants (167)

Notes:  A John Chittenden m Sarah Sylvester @ Portsea, St Mary 28/4/1793 (167). For        their probable  descendants see 167.  N.B. A William Sylvester m Elizabeth  Dagwell (widow) 1805 (167).   John probably died after 18th May 1816 - pre 1841 Census.

1769 Nov 12th

3246    3.         Sarah Chittenden bap @ Portsea, St Mary, Hants  Probably died an infant (167)

1772 Apr 12th

3247    3.         Thomas Chittenden bap @ Portsea, St Mary, Hants

Notes:  A Thomas Chittenden m Susan(na) Barratt @ Portsea, St Mary 17/10/1794.  Pilot of Gt Southsea At, 1840.  Died before 1851 (167).

1774 Jan 23rd

3249    3.         James Chittenden bap @ Portsea St Mary, Hants   Probably died an infant (167)

1800 Jan 15th

1654    3. Fanny Chittenden (b.31 Mar 1775-) bap @  Portsmouth, St Thomas, Hants (18) m George Allen 2481. 29/1/1795 (112) @ Portsea St Mary, Hants.Wit:  Thomas Chittenden

Spouse Notes:  N.B.  Marriage 29/11/1786 at Alverstoke St Mary - Robert Allen & Mary Dagwell.  Wit:        Joseph Allen & Hannah Allen (167)

1777 Aug 31st

3248    3. James Chittenden bap @ Portsea St Mary, Hants (167)

Notes:  A James Chittenton m Sarah Holmes @ Alverstoke St Mary 18/5/1807.  Also a James Chittenden m Ann Carter @ Portsea St Mary 3/10/1817 (167)

1800 Jan 15th

48        3. Eliza Chittenden ( b 10 Jan 1780-) bap Portsmouth St Thomas, Hants (18)

1801 May 3rd

            Eliza Chittenden m Thomas Dagwell 47

Spouse Notes:  Thomas Dagwell born c1755 married Massey/Mercy Sims @ Portsea St Mary on 30/3/1777. Or was he Thos Dagwell junior.  Boatbuilder. Labourer, Portsmouth Dockyard 1801.  This Thomas (who married Eliza Chittenden) may not necessarily be the son of John Dagwell & Sarah Gain.   Signed marriage register 3rd May 1801 @ Alverstoke St Mary, Hants.  Children:  Charlotte (32)  Thomas (670)  John Chittenden (672)  Eliza (674).

1812 Nov 18th

48        3.    Eliza Chittenden (10 Jan 1780-) m James Candy 2674

Spouse Notes:  Shoemaker of High St, Fareham.   Marriage @ Alverstoke, Hants witnessed by Sarah Chittenden.   From Fareham Directory 1842 & 1859: James Candy, Shoemaker of West St.   Children:  Sarah (3253)  Henry (3258)

Notes:  Baptism place also recorded as Portsea St Mary (163)  Her marriage to Thomaswitnessed by George Allen - probably her brother-in-law who married her sister Fanny.Signed the marriage register in 1801 & 1812.

Had another sister, Sarah, who witnessed the marriage to James Candy (145)   Eliza Candy died aged 68, her actual age was 70 yrs 5 months.   Buried 12 Jun 1850 @ Fareham, Hants (145)

1783 Dec 9th

3250    3.Sarah Chittenden bap @ Portsea

1817 Nov 8th

Sarah Chittenden m Thomas Tait @ Portsea St Mary (167)

1786 Feb 2nd

3251    3.Maria Chittenden bap @Portsea St Mary, Hants

1805 Sep 22nd

Maria Chittenden bur @ Portsea St Mary, Hants (167)

1745 May 12th

3241    1.Rebecca Chittenden bap @ Portsea St Mary, Hants

1773 Jul 19th

Rebecca Chittenden m George Bone @ Portsea St Mary, Hants (167)

Spouse Notes:  Marriage Wit:  Thomas Chittenden & Thomas Gudge (parish clerk    (3242) died before 1781 (165) Other Spouse:  Headman (165 - 3243) m c 1781/1782

Hants, Portsea John Chittenden born 31st May 1767 married Sarah Silvestor 28th Apr 1793, St Marys, Portsea.           DaughterMiriam Chittenden born 22nd Mar 1812, died 10th Nov  1897 married George Freeland born 5th Mar 1809 in Westbourne, Sussex, on 16th Apr 1830 in Holy Trinity, Gosport, Hants, died 7th Dec 1893 in 5 Berkley St, Southsea.   Son of Joseph Freeland born 2nd Nov 1777 in Westbourne, Sussex married  Sarah Fleet born 1785, Westbourne, Sussex , 22nd Jan 1804 in St Mary, Portsea.   Daughter Miriam Freeland born 5th Oct 1852 in Ropehaven, St. Austell, Cornwall, married 22nd Sep 1873 in St. Marys, Portsea, died 25th Aug 1892 in 11 Cambridge St, Southsea  Kent, Brabourne            1.  John(7) Quested    (Edward(6)   Cephas(5)    Samuel(4)   James(3)   Thomas(2)   Thomas(1)  was born 9 May 1844 in Bonnington, Kent England.   He married Emma Chittenden.   She was born Brabourne,   Kent.   Child of John Quested and Emma Chittenden is 2.  i. Edith E. Quested, born 1879 in Ashford.

Kent, Cranbrook         1.  Thomas Chittenden was born in Cranbrook.   Unable to find Thomas Chittenden’s baptism.   Note:  His baptism is not that of 21 Sep 1722 Thomas son of John  & Elizabeth Crittenden.   It has been mistakenly researched that Thomas Chittenden’s baptism was 21 Sep 1722 son of Thomas & Elizabeth Chittenden… This is the John Chittenden who’s family line traces back to Thomas Chittenden m 6 Nov 1666 to Elizabeth Frances.   I have traced and triple checked the entry of this Sep 1722 baptism in the St Dunstan Church, Cranbrook, LDS microfilm #1736631 and it is a ‘Cr’ and not a ‘Ch’.   There are two separate families of similar names in this time frame in Cranbrook:   1) John Chittenden m Elizabeth Standon   11 Oct 1721, who have a son Edward baptized 11 Jul 1722.   2) John Crittenden m Elizabeth - not found, who have a son Thomas baptized 21 Sep 1722.   There are other examples of the Chittenden and Crittenden name in Cranbrook:   Thomas Crittenden m Mary Dean 6 Dec 1741. botp Thomas Chittenden m Mary Harris 30 Apr 1741, botp.  @ St Dunstan, Cranbrook.  Mary Harris was christened in 1722 @ St Dunstan.   Children of Thomas Chittenden & Mary Harris were:  2  i.  Elizabeth, chr 2 Jan 1742.   3  ii.  Thomas, chr 20 May 1744.    4  iii.  John, chr 6 Jan 1746.   +5  iv.  Ann.   6  v.  William chr 22 Feb 1754.  7  vi.  James chr 8 Oct 1756.   8  vii.  Susanna, chr 4 Nov 1761.   9  viii.  Rebekah chr 5 Jul 1765.   All at St. Dunstan’s, Cranbrook.   Second Generation:  5.  Ann Chittenden was chr. 27 Dec 1749 in St. Dunstan, Cranbrook.   She was married to William Chesmer on 7 Nov 1769 in St Dunstan, Cranbrook.  Kent, Monkton       1.   James Chittenden buried 27th Feb 1786, married Elizabeth ???.     Children:-   Elizabeth baptized 3rd Jul   ???    John baptised 28th Oct 1764.   Sarah baptised 11th Feb 1770, buried 9th Mar 1784.   James and Henry baptised 8th Feb 1772, buried 24th Feb 1772.   Mercy/Mary/Merry baptized 24th Oct 1773.   Sarah baptised 4th Jan 1783.

2.   John Chittenden baptised 28th Oct 1764, occupation Ag Lab, died 4th Jul 1844 at Portland Court, Ramsgate, of Natural decay married  Mary Curlew born 1766, died 12th Nov 1858 at Workhouse, Minster Union, Minster.    Children born Monkton:-   Stephen baptised 25th Dec 1816, died age 16.     Phoebe baptised 29th Aug 1819.     Henry baptised 21st October 1821.

3.   Phoebe Chittenden baptised 29th Aug 1819, Monkton, died 17th Nov 1874, 6 Finsbury Terrace, St Lawrence, Ramsgate, age 53 on certificate, Typhus Fever, Exhaustion, buried 22nd Nov 1874, St Lawrence, Ramsgate on 1st Jul 1837.  Married 1st Jul 1837 at Monkton  Witnesses:  James Chittenden and Mary Ann Terry.   Married John Maynard Terry (signed marriage register as John Mainer Terry) baptised 17th  Mar 1816, St Lawrence, Ramsgate, occupation Drayman/Lab, Brewer, Labourer, Engine Driver, Ret. Past Labourer, died 24th Oct 1894, 8 Ratcliff Square, Ramsgate, Cerebral Haemorrhage, buried 27th Oct 1894, Grave HB 422. Thanet Cemetery, Manston Road, Margate.     Children, born Ramsgate:-  John born 1837 married Sarah Ann Beaney.   Thomas born 1839 married Jerris Gray.   George born 1841.   Ambrose born 1843 married Fanny Spicer.   James born 1845 married Eliza Cleggertt.   Morris born 1847 married Sarah Jane Wastate.   William born 1849 married Sarah Jane Burvill.   Charles born 2nd Dec 1851 married Fanny Snelling.   Ann Elizabeth baptised 23rd Apr 1853 married William  Walter Knowles.   Theodosia Leah born 1856 married Edward John Jabez Grainger.   Edmund Rishard born 1858 married Maria Alice Ede.   Albert born 1860.

Kent, Stone (Isle of Oxney)   Fanny Stutely married John Chittenden 16 Jun 1794.   Banns were published April to May1792 and again May 1794.   Before they married Fanny had a son John Stutely chr. 12 Aug 1792, the most likely father was John Chittenden ??.   Sarah Chittenden chr 26 Oct 1794. Dau of John and Frances Chittenden.   Sarah married George Holdstock @ Ebony, Kent 11 Apr 1813.   John Chittenden burial 17 May 1799.   Frances Chittenden (wid) married Stephen Drury 27 Sep 1801  Sussex, Playden Jemima Chittenden (brn abt 1837) married George Ashdown 7 Nov 1858 = 

1851 Census

Ref; HO107   1634 folio 226.  Chittenden William HD m 54 Shepherd  Kent Lydd.  Elizabeth Wife M 48 Kent Lydd.  George  Son U 21 Farm Lab  Ssx  Guldeford.  James Son U 19 Servant Dom. Ssx Guldeford.  Jemima Dau U 14 Ssx Guldeford

Sussex Brighton,         Ancestors of Joseph Chittenden   Generation No.1. Joseph Chittenden born 1761,  Christened 10 Nov1761 @ Buxted, Sussex 6.died 1830, age 68 yrs 2 m. Burial 7 May 1830 @ St. Nicholas, Brighton.  Occupation: Draper & property owner.  He was the son of 2. Joseph Chittenden & 3. Elizabeth Martin.   He married (1) Anne Hemsley 13 May 1788 in Saint Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex 4.  She was born 1751 in Brighton, Sussex 5, Christened 6 Oct 1751 @ Saint Nicholas and died Jan 1819, age 67 yrs  6 m, buried @ Saint Nicholas.  She was the daughter of Richard Hemsley & Anne Bradford.   He married (2) Jane Wood, 17 Jan 1822 in Saint Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex 6.   Notes for Joseph Chittenden, from: A pedigree of Hemsley of Brighthelmstone, Sussex “Will dated 22 Jun 1825 shows property in Russell Pl. Kent Ct., Old Steine, Kings Rd. (West Cliff) and Blucher Pl.   Probate 20 Oct 1830.   He was a Trustee of the Will of his brother-in-law George Hemsley”.   Notes fpr Anne Hemsley:  Hemsley

Sussex, Cuckfield:  1.  Thomas Hillier Chittenden born Dec Qtr. 1855, Cuckfield.

Thomas Hillier married Dec Qtr 1885, Milton.   Died, aged 78, Mar Qtr 1934, Eltham.

2.     i. Edith Mabel Chittenden born 1887.   She married William Martin Butler 8th Nov 1911 in Holy Trinity, Brompton, Kensington, London.   He was born 5th Apr  1882, and died 5th Mar 1919 in action near Valenciennes, France.   Buried: 11. C. 20.  Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery,

Yorkshire. Andrew and Ann Chittenden.  “The Gift of Our Dear Mother Elizabeth  Smith, the 11th October  1823,With Her Blessing to us and our Dear Children”.   Ann Chittenden died 30th May 1854, aged 66, buried atOsbaldwich, nr York.   Andrew Chittenden died 29th Jun 1864, aged 75, buried at Staplefields, Cuckfield,  Sussex. 

1.    Andrew Chittenden and Ann Smith, married 24th Oct 1818 in the Parish Church of Saint  Pancras, Mddlesex.   Children:  Thomas Chittenden b. 9th Aug 1819, in the morning, christened 29th Jun 1820, St. Marylebone, Middlesex.   Died 4th Apr 1867, buried at Staplefield, Cuckfield, Sussex.   Andrew Chittenden b. 3rd Apr 1822, ten in the morning, christened 22nd Aug 1822, St. Marylebone, Middlesex, died 14th Oct 1895, buried …. Sittingbourne, Kent.   Mary Ann Chittenden b. 19th Dec 1823, half past one in the morning, christened 12th Jan 1824 at St. Marylebone Church, Middlesex, died 8th Feb 1860, buried Staplefield, Cuckfield,Surrey.    William Chittenden b. 4th Dec 1826, at five in the afternoon, christened 17th Feb 1827 at All Souls Church, St. Marylebone, Middlesex., died an infant.     Sarah Chittenden b. 20th Jul 1829 at half past two in the morning. Christened 17th Nov 1829 at All Souls Church St Marylebone, Middlesex, died 22nd Mar 1877, buried at Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent.    Frances Smith Chittenden b. 13th Dec 1833, at eleven in the morning, christened 28th May 1834 at All Souls Church, St. Marylebone, Middlesex.

2.     Andrew Chittenden and Mary Barrow married 27th Sep 1849 at the Parish Church, Borden, Kent.   Children:-  (All born at Holmstead, Staplefield, Sussex.   Andrew Alfred b. 8th Nov 1850   Sarah Marianne b. 30th Sep 1852.     Edmund Barrow b. 19th Aug 1854, died 13th Jul 1913, buried at West Malling, Kent. Thomas Hillier b. 13th Oct 1855.   Charles b. 4th Nov 1857, died 17th Jul 1885 at Detling, Kent, was buried at Avondale Cemetery, Bristol.    Elizabeth Anne b. 8th May 1859, died 20th Jun 1886, was buried in St. James Cemetery, Dover.    Herbert Edward b. 2nd Dec 1861, died 12th Jul 1864, was buried at Detling Church.   Katherine Frances b. 2nd Nov 1863, died at Bearsted, Kent and buried there.    Agnes Emily b. 11th Sep 1866.

Sydney Chittenden

1. Sydney Frederick Chittenden, b. Abt 1895 in Aldington (Kent), census 1901 at Claphill, Aldington (Kent), d. 10 Oct 1917 in Flanders - aged 22, buried 1917 at Tyne Cot Memorial - Panel 79 to 80 and 163A, ID number 28505, military Private - 1st Btn


2. John Frederick Chittenden, b. Abt 1870 in Elmsted (Kent), census 1901 at Claphill, Aldington (Kent), resided 1917 at 9 Red Brick House, Shorncliffe (Kent), occupation 1901 Rock Quarry Man.   He married Alice Susannah Wood, Mar 1890 in East Ashford District - Kent.


i. Sydney Frederick Chittenden, b. Abt. 1895 in Aldington (Kent), census 1901 at Claphill, Aldington (Kent), d. 10 Oct 1917 in Flanders - Aged 22, buried 1917 at Tyne Cot Memorial - Panel 79 to 80 and 163A, ID number 28505, military Private - 1st Btn  - East Surrey Regiment 

ii. Lucy Chittenden, b. Abt 1895 in Aldington (Kent), census 1901 at Claphill, Aldington, Kent

3. Alice Susannah Wood, b. Abt 1869 in Bonnington (Kent), census 1901 at Claphill, Aldington (Kent, resided 1917 at 9 Red Brick House, Shorncliffe (Kent)

Grand Parents

7. Susannah ..., b. Abt 1833 in Brabourne (Kent), census 1901 at Claphill, Aldington (Kent)   Children:   i.   Alice Susannah Wood, b. Aby 1869 in Bonnington (Kent), census 1901 at Claphill, Aldington (Kent), resided 1917 at 9 Red Brick House, Shorncliffe (Kent).   She married John Frederick Chittenden, Mar 1890 in East Ashford District - Kent.