Frank Walter Chittock

#21508, b. June 1846, d. June 1870

I have Frank's Navy record in PDF format. This is part of one page showing his and his father's signatures

Individual's Timeline

Birth22 March 1846Frank Walter Chittock1
Birth RegJune 1846Frank Walter Chittock2
Christening9 January 1848Frank Walter Chittock3
Death of Father1860Timothy Chittock
Death RegJune 1870Frank Walter Chittock4

Primary events

  • Birth: Frank Walter Chittock was born on 22 March 1846 in Lakenham, Norfolk, England, from his records in the navy.1
  • Birth Reg: Frank's birth was registered in the quarter ended in June 1846 in the Lakenham, Norwich registration district.2
  • Christening: He was christened on 9 January 1848 in Lakenham, England. Aged 1.3
  • Death of Father: His father Timothy Chittock died in 1860 in Norwich, Norfolk, England.
  • Death Reg: Frank's death was registered in the quarter ended in June 1870 in the Norwich registration district, aged 24. (His age calculates to 24 years).4

Secondary circumstances

  • Description: Frank Walter Chittock was described as 4 ft 9 and a quarter inches, Fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes. He had a scar on left side of chest.
  • Occupation: Frank was a sailor doing boys time in the Royal Navy by the time he was 14. He was on the Victory, which at the time was kept in Portsmouth Harbour, so this is most likely one of the shore establishments of the Navy.5

Census details

Some aspects of Frank Walter Chittock's life. He joined the Royal Navy as a 'boy 2nd class'. He signed on for 10 years, and I think they only count the time after the rating finishes 'boy’s time'. Notwithstanding that, he left the service 16th August 1865. He served aboard the Victory and (I think) the Conquesterdor. His service number was 12129A.

Citations

  1. "British attestation records from ancetry.com and findmypast.com", file saved from UK Archives.
  2. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Chittock, Frank Walter - Norwich 13/271.
  3. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Frank Walter Chittock
    Gender:      Male
    Birth Date:      22 Mar 1846
    Christening Date:      9 Jan 1848
    Christening Place:      Lakenham, Norfolk, England
    Age at Christening:      1
    Father's Name:      Timothy Chittock
    Mother's Name:      Hannah Christiana.
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Chittock      Frank      24      Norwich      4b     97.
  5. UK National Register of Archives - Historical Manuscripts Commission, online http://www.hmc.gov.uk/, Reference:
    ADM 29/71/176
    Description:

    Original page number: 176

    Frank Walter CHITTOCK; Rating; Born: 22 March 1846, Norwich; Age on entry: [Not Given]; Dates served: [Not Given]; Date and Type of Application: Whitehall 16 August 1865. See also ADM 139/522 CS 12129A

    Thomas HALLEY; Rating; Born: 19 January 1844, Birchington, Kent; Age on entry: [Not Given]; Dates served: [Not Given]; Date and Type of Application: Whitehall 16 August 1865. See also ADM 139/522 CS 12145A

    Held by:
    The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status:
    Public Record
    Language:
    English.