Elfrida Bell1

#47360, b. December 1879, d. September 1964

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegDecember 1879Elfrida Bell
MarriageJune 1912Elfrida Bell1
19391939Elfrida Bell2
Death28 April 1945Gilbert Carsey Chittock3
Probate19 June 1945Gilbert Carsey Chittock
Death RegSeptember 1964Elfrida Chittock4
Death5 September 1964Elfrida Chittock
Probate26 February 1965Elfrida Bell

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Chittock.1

Census details

Some aspects of Elfrida Bell's life. Gilbert and Elfrieda were obviously an adventurous couple.

According to the passenger manifest, they were going to live in Venezuela, but this may just be a 'ditto' error, as it also says they are making a round trip. The ship left from Dover, carrying only 6 passengers, all English, but of course others from other countries may be on a different record set.

According to the Ships List the Horn Line - was created by Heinrich Christian Horn. He had created a match factory in 1864 and in 1869 began to also trade in coals and coke. In 1879 he then bought the Schleischiffahrt which carried passengers and goods on the river Schlei.

The establishment of the shipping company took place in 1882 in Schleswig and started with one ship the Stadt Schleswig. Only in 1888 after several difficult first years was there demand for a further ship. In 1905 there were 21 ships operating for the partenreederei.

In 1901-1902 Horn started the parallel Dampfschiffs Rhederei Horn AG in Lübeck. Both shipping companies aimed at an important role in the Baltic Sea.

After the First World War the majority of the fleet had to be delivered to the Allies as war reparations, Horn moved the partenreederei shipping company from Schleswig to Flensburg and had already given up the Schleischiffahrt.

Meanwhile the Lübecker tried to take over other shipping companies and attained the stock majority in the Flensburger Dampfercompagnie of 1869. The attempt to dissolve the Flensburger shipping company failed, but the Lübecker exchanged its 3550 shares for 3 new steamers. In 1926 Norddeutscher Lloyd bought the stock majority on the Lübecker and the fleet was taken over.

The Flensburger bought back one ship in 1920, the Irmgard Horn and sent it to the Caribbean. This was successful and developed into a liner service between the continent and the Caribbean. In 1931 Horn with the HAPAG started a pool agreement and in 1933 the office was changed to Hamburg.

The Heinz Horn (2) 1928 built by F. Schickau, Elbing | 1939 to Westindische Schiffahrtskontor, Hamburg renamed Heinz, 1939 to Kriegsmarine, 1940 reverted to owner renamed Heinz Horn, 1946 allocated to the Netherlands renamed Betuwe, 1947 sold to DS AS Inga & DS AS Jan (Mgrs J. Eliassen), Bergen Norway renamed Livarden, 1954 sold to Crete Shipping Co., London renamed Crete Avan, 1955 sold to Leighton Shipping Co., London renamed Alderney, 1961 scrapped.

Photo from http://7seasvessels.com/heinz-horn-1928-imo-0000000-2/, in exhibits not for publication to the web.

Voter Enrolements

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: The daughter of Alfred and Jane BELL. Alfred was a timber merchant.

Child of Elfrida Bell and Gilbert Carsey Chittock


  1. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Marriage

    MarriageFinder: Gilbert C Chittock married Elfrida Bell
    Name:      CHITTOCK, Gilbert C
    Registration district:      Newcastle upon Tyne
    County:      Northumberland
    Year of registration:      1912
    Quarter of registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    Spouse's last name:      Bell
    Volume no:      10B
    Page no:      105
    Name:      BELL, Elfrida
    Registration district:      Newcastle upon Tyne
    County:      Northumberland
    Year of registration:      1912
    Quarter of registration:      Apr-May-Jun
    Spouse's last name:      Chittock
    Volume no:      10B
    Page no:      105.
  2. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Chittock Household (3 People) The Rookery , Smallburgh R.D., Norfolk, England
         First name(s)      Last name(s)      DOB      Sex      Occupation      Marital status      Schedule      Schedule Sub Number      
         Elfrida      Chittock      10 Oct 1880      Female      Unpaid Domestic Duties      Married      23      2      
         Gilbert C      Chittock      24 Mar 1872      Male      Solicitor      Married      23      1      
         Sorry, this record is officially closed. Check if you can open a closed record.

    Ref: RG101/6578H/004/13 Letter Code: TRXJ.
  3. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Gilbert Carsey Chittock
    Name:      Gilbert Carsey Chittock
    Probate Date:      19 Jun 1945
    Death Date:      28 Apr 1945
    Death Place:      Norfolk, England
    Registry:      Norwich."
  4. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about Elfrida Chittock
    Name:      Elfrida Chittock
    Birth Date:      abt 1880
    Date of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep 1964
    Age at Death:      84
    Registration district:      Norwich Outer
    Inferred County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      633."
  5. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
  6. Gavin Chittock, "Gavin Chittock email," e-mail from e-mail address, various.