Gilbert Carsey Chittock1

#21884, b. 24 March 1872, d. June 1945

Individual's Timeline

Birth24 March 1872Gilbert Carsey Chittock1,2
Christening16 June 1876Gilbert Carsey Chittock1
Marriage19 April 1898Thomas William Phipps3
MarriageJune 1912Gilbert Carsey Chittock4
Probate16 May 1927Edith Mary Chittock
19391939Gilbert Carsey Chittock5
Death28 April 1945Gilbert Carsey Chittock6
Death RegJune 1945Gilbert Carsey Chittock7
Probate19 June 1945Gilbert Carsey Chittock

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Some aspects of Gilbert Carsey Chittock's life. Gilbert was a solicitor and a very keen Freemason, founding Union Lodge number 52 in Norwich.
* I have no concrete proof, but the indications are that Gilbert and Elfrida appear to have lived apart for many years.

Some aspects of Gilbert Carsey Chittock'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, in exhibits not for publication to the web.

Research Notes

  • Research note 02: 23 Nov 1998 - CHITTOCK, Gavin Carsey, unemployed, of Oakland Farm, Framingham Earl, Norfolk NR14 7QS, lately of 9 Church Meadow, Alpington, Norwich NR14 7NY, formerly of The Folly, Claxton, Norwich, Norfolk. Court — NORWICH. No. of Matter — 321 of 1998. Date of Bankruptcy Order—1st October 1998. These proceedings were previously advertised in The London Gazette on 8th October 1998, under the description: Gavin Carsey Chittock, unemployed, of Oaklands Farm, Framingham Earl, Norfolk, and lately residing at The Folly, Claxton, Norfolk. Official Receiver—Emmanuel House, 2 Convent Road, Norwich NR2 1PA..9

Child of Gilbert Carsey Chittock and Elfrida Bell


  1. Free parish registers, online, County     Norfolk
    Place     Heigham
    Church     Holy Trinity
    RegisterNumber     487
    DateOfBirth     24 Mar 1872
    BaptismDate     16 Jun 1876
    Forename     Gilbert Carsey
    Sex     -
    FatherForename     John Carsey
    MotherForename     Rachael Frances
    FatherSurname     CHITTOCK
    FatherOccupation     Solicitor.
  2. Gavin Chittock, "Gavin Chittock email," e-mail from e-mail address, various.
  3. Free parish registers, online, Norfolk
    Place     Thorpe St Andrew
    Church     St Andrew
    RegisterNumber     221
    MarriageDate     19 Apr 1898
    GroomForename     Thomas William
    GroomSurname     PHIPPS
    GroomAge     53
    GroomParish     Thorpe
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Gentleman
    BrideForename     Alice Maud
    BrideSurname     CHITTOCK
    BrideAge     29
    BrideParish     Thorpe
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     -
    GroomFatherForename     Thomas
    GroomFatherSurname     PHIPPS
    GroomFatherOccupation     Secretary
    BrideFatherForename     John Carsey
    BrideFatherSurname     CHITTOCK
    BrideFatherOccupation     Solicitor
    WitnessOneForename     J C
    WitnessOneSurname     CHITTOCK
    WitnessTwoForename     Edith M
    WitnessTwoSurname     CHITTOCK
    Notes     Other Witnesses: J B FORRESTER; F. A. C. REDDEN; G. C. CHITTOCK; Mabel CHITTOCK. Groom's Father Deceased. After Banns
    FileNumber     5862.
  4. Find my past web sites, online or, 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.
  5. Find my past web sites, online or, 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.
  6. Website ( "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."
  7. Website ( "
    England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about Gilbert G Chittock
    Name:      Gilbert G Chittock
    Birth Date:      abt 1872
    Date of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun 1945
    Age at Death:      73
    Registration district:      North Walsham
    Inferred County:      Norfolk
    Volume:      4b
    Page:      43."
  8. Kelly, 1908 Kelly's dir of Norfolk, Chittock Aubrey Thorn, and Chittock Gilbert Csssey, 8 Matlock Road, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich.
  9. London Gazette, online