Ellis Chittock1

#31841, b. 3 September 1738, d. 27 July 1804

Individual's Timeline

Christening3 September 1738Ellis Chittock1
Marriage25 April 1775Ellis Chittock2,3
Marriage of Son27 October 1801Joshua Chittock4,5,6
Death1 July 1804Ann Chittock
Death27 July 1804Ellis Chittock

Primary events

  • Christening: Ellis Chittock was christened on 3 September 1738 in St Mary the Virgin, Pulham, Norfolk, England.1
  • Marriage: He married Ann Potter on Tuesday, 25 April 1775 in St Martin in the Fields, London, Greater London, England, when they were 34 years ~&~ 36 years, 7 months and 22 days old. Witnessed by Norton RABILIATE and S ENGLAND. The last named seems to be church official.2,3
  • Marriage of Son: His child Joshua Chittock was married on 27 October 1801 in St Mary the Virgin, Yelverton, Norfolk, England.4,5,6
  • (Widow) Death: In 1804, at the age of 65 years, 9 months and 28 days, Ellis was left a widower by the death of Ann Chittock; From the Pedigree Register 1910-1911, Downloaded book printed by SOG. Page 235. Inscriptions in the burial ground of St Luke's Chelsea. She was 63. The headstone reads Mrs Ann CHITTOCK, Died July 1st 1804, aged 63. Mr Ellis CHITTOCK, her husband, died 27th July 1804, aged 65. Also 7 children of the above. IN THE SAME GRAVE is Martha, wife of John JONES, niece of the above, died 31st March 1810 and 38, and Ann their daughter died 24th August 1808, aged 7 months.
  • Death: Ellis died on 27 July 1804 in Lombard Street, Chelsea, Greater London, England, From the Pedigree Register 1910-1911, downloaded book printed by SOG. Page 232-234, Inscriptions in the burial ground of St Luke's Chelsea. Street address from Death Dury registers (Aged 65 years, 10 months and 24 days, worked back from recorded birth date).
  • Burial: He was buried on 2 August 1804 in St Luke's Churchyard, Chelsea, Greater London, England.7

Secondary circumstances

  • tax: Ellis Chittock was included in taxation records in Lombard Street, Chelsea, Greater London, England, between 1780 and 1799. Even though the address of the property is NOT included in the earlier records, the same man was the proprietor. Ellis Sen is no longer mentioned after 1799.
  • tax: He was included in taxation records in Chelsea, England, in 1798. The owner of the property may be Hans SLOANE of Hounslow - refer to the exhibit. Both Ellis (Senior) and his son Ellis (Junior) were taxed at the same rate - 9 shillings and 3 farthings. The fact that they are deemed Senior and Junior, I believe we can now say the Unknown 2 CHITTOCK is actually Ellis Senior. This is supported by finding the christenings of the children Ellis senior in Pulham.
  • Will: Ellis Chittock left a will on 4 August 1804 Ann Chittock, Martha Chittock and Clement Chittock were named as Executors Ann predeceased her husband by 26 days, so this caused some issues in the administration of the will.8

Estates Planned & Unplanned

The will left by Ellis in 1804 reads as follows: I have made an attempt to transcribe the will - all characters marked <<****>> are guesses

Ellis Chittock left a will on 4 August 1804 I Ellis CHITTOCK of Lombard Street Chelsea in the parish of St <>, shopkeeper, in the country of Middlesex being of perfect mind memory and understanding so make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say) I recommend my soul through the ????? of my Blessed Redeemer into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be decently buried and after all my just debts funeral expenses and the charges of proving and executing of this my will be paid I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Ann CHITTOCK all my personal estates and effects of what nature and kind soever and wheresoever I may be possessed of for and during the term of her natural life subject to the several <> hereinafter mentioned. (That is to say) I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving brother Clement CHITTOCK of Canterbury in the county of Kent, gentleman, the sum of 10 pounds of lawful money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Holland? current in Great Britain. I also give and bequeath unto Clement CHITTOCK my Nephew, the son of William CHITTOCK of the city of Norwich, gentleman, the sum of 20 pounds for the trouble given him as executor to this my will hereafter named. Also I give and bequeath unto Mary STINSON Wife of William STINSON of Borrowash in the county of Derby, yeoman the sum of 5 pounds per annum during the life of my dear and loving wife Ann CHITTOCK and after her demise I then give and bequeath unto the said Mary STINSON during her natural life the interest of 500 pounds three percent consolidated bank annuity to be paid to her by my executor and executrix hereinafter named but not to be subject or liable to the debts comfort or management of her present or any future husbands and her ????? alone notwithstanding her <> to be sufficient discharge for the same and from and after the <> of the said Mary STINSON I then give and bequeath the said 500 pound percent consolidated bank annuities and the interest due thereon unto Ann <> STINSON daughter of the said Mary STINSON but in case the said Mary STINSON should happen to die without issue then I give and bequeath the aforesaid 500 pound percent consolidated bank annuities and the interest due thereon unto the or children of my dear and loving brother William CHITTOCK late of Saxlingham in the county of Norfolk <> to be equally divided between them share and share alike if more than one and if only one then to only child and likewise all the <> residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects of what nature or kind so ever and wheresoever I may be possessed of after the demise of my said wife and of payment of all our just debts and funeral expenses I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the child or children of the said William CHITTOCK to be equally divided between them share and share alike if more than one and if only one then to such only child, except the house I now live in and the appurts? thereto belonging which I hold by ???? I give and bequeath the same to my niece? Martha CHITTOCK who now resides with me. ????? the remainder of my estate and interest herein and also my stock in trade goods and chattels therein and ???????? and apparel and my wa?h I also give and bequeath the same unto my said niece? Martha CHITTOCK as a further token of my regard for her kind and affectionate behaviour towards me and my said dear and loving wife subject to the payment of the sum of 50 pounds for my nephew Ellis CHITTOCK of Paradise Row Chelsea, Tailor, ??????????????? next after the demise of my said wife and lastly I hereby appoint my nephew Clement CHITTOCK, my dear and loving wife Ann CHITTOCK and my niece Martha CHITTOCK executor and executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other will and wills by me at any time made and ????? this only to be my last in writing whereof...etc...etc.

Dated 20th June 1804 – I can't read who the witnesses were. Will proved in London 4th August 1804. His wife Ann died a few weeks prior, so some of the above will be void, and there may be other records that come to light.

A Martha CHITTOCK married a John JONES on 12th August 1804 in St Martin's in the Fields. I wonder if this is the same woman?

Notes regarding deducements made from the above

1. Confirmed that Clement b 1733 is the brother of Ellis

2. Confirmed that William b 1730 is the brother of Ellis, and that said William had a son Clement. AND that he did indeed live in Saxlingham at some time

3. Assume that Ellis' wife Ann nee POTTER was either married prior, or had an illegitimate daughter named Mary. Said daughter married William STINSON.

4. Further assume William STINSON and Mary (possibly nee POTTER) had a daughter Ann Potter STINSON. There is an issue with this in that he goes on to say "if Mary should die without issue" However, I think this is just poor wording and he means if she Ann Potter STINSON died before her mother, and there are no further children

5. Confirmed that Ellis of Paradise Row is his nephew. He cannot be the child of William as these are mentioned separately. I doubt he is the child of Clement, as Clement is also mentioned. The father of Ellis is totally omitted, so I believe he is the illegitimate son of a sister, and so far I have found only one who lived to adulthood.     I have allocated Mary as the elder Ellis' niece Martha's mother for the same reasons.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: There are 4 CHITTOCK men in the census who claim to have been born in Saxlingham Nethergate around 1770, There is also a Jabez who died prior to the census who used many of the names within the family for his family. I have tied these 5 men together with this Fictitious father whilst I am researching Saxlingham Nethergate parish registers.

    There are NO CHITTOCKs Living in Saxlingham Nethergate in 1841 census. IN 1851 there were only 3 men with the names CHIT* who stated they were born in Saxlingham. We have all 3 already. I have also added William CHITTOCK and Jabez CHITTOCK to this mythical family. The dates are correct but in Jabez's case I have no indication of his birth place as he died prior to any census. The names of children in the families reflect all these names..
  • Research note 02: Ellis' Will leaves a legacy to Mary wife of William STINSON of Derby, then to her daughter Ann Potter STINSON. There is a marriage between William STENSON and Mary POTTER 30th Nov 1780 (an LDS member submission). in Ockbrook Derby. Ann (Ellis' wife may be the sister of Mary). The same LDS researcher shows an Ann POTTER christened 27th Sep 1740, but she has the two woman as cousins (same Grandfather). All the events are on Ockbrook. She does not show any children for Ann and WILLIAM.

    All above is curiosity as resolving the relationship between Ann and Mary POTTER and Ann Potter STINSON will not further our quest to resolve the 5 CHITTOCK men..
  • Research note 03: in W Chase and Co 1783 trade directory of Norwich there are 3 mentions of CHITTOCK; Robert CHIDDOCK Porter House, 3 Lower Goat Lane; Charles CHIDDICK Peruke Maker (wigs) 44 Botolph's Street; Edward CHITTOCK Glover and Breeches maker 32 London Lane.
  • Research note 04: On the web site http://www.norfolksources.norfolk.gov.uk there are many more mentions of the name CHITTOCK still to be researched..
  • Research note 05: There is only 1 marriage of a CHITTOCK in Saxlingham Nethergate in Boyd's marriages - 1764 CHITTOCK William married CHEASNUT Mary.
  • Research note 06: The Ellis who left the will in 1804 had a niece named Martha and a brother named Clement. A Clement and Elizabeth had a daughter christened in St Mary the Virgin Pulham Norfolk 6th Aug 1740.
    * This couple were Clement and Elizabeth PALMER who married in Pulham 5/10/1733 and had the following children christened in Pulham * Mary christened 10/10/1734 died 26/11/1734. * Margaret christened 12/11/1735, * Mary 7/1/1738 died 15/5/1739, * Martha 6/8/1740
    * Clement and Elizabeth's deaths do not appear in free bmd.

Children of Ellis Chittock

Children of Ellis Chittock and Ann Potter

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Pulham
    Church     St Mary the Virgin
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     03 Sep 1738
    Forename     Ellis
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Ellis
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     CHITTOCK
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     6762.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), m001452.
  3. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, original docs sighted.
  4. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Yelverton
    Church     St Mary the Virgin
    RegisterNumber     79
    MarriageDate     27 Oct 1801
    GroomForename     Joshua
    GroomSurname     CHITTOCK
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     Saxlingham
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     
    GroomAbode     
    BrideForename     Sarah
    BrideSurname     CULLING
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     This Parish
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     
    GroomFatherForename     
    GroomFatherSurname     
    GroomFatherOccupation     
    BrideFatherForename     
    BrideFatherSurname     
    BrideFatherOccupation     
    WitnessOneForename     Martha
    WitnessOneSurname     SAYER
    WitnessTwoForename     Wm
    WitnessTwoSurname     NICHOLS
    Notes     License
    FileNumber     5869.
  5. BDM, Norfolk Marriages 1801-1837, CHITTOCK Joshua 27 10 1 CULLING Sarah Yelverton 705.
  6. Norfolk Records Office, online http://nrocat.norfolk.gov.uk, Records of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk
    Marriage Licence Bonds and Affidavits
    Marriage licence bonds and affidavits
    CatalogueRef      ANF 12/42/197
    Title      Joshua Chittock and Sarah Culling
    Date      24 Oct 1801
    Level      Item
    Repository      Norfolk Record Office
    RefNo      Tree iconSee where this entry fits within the collection as a whole
    AccessStatus      Open
    Copies      Use microfiche MLB ANF 1800-01 no. 9.
    CatalogueStatus      Catalogued.
  7. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 about Ellis Chittock
    Name:      Ellis Chittock
    Burial Date:      2 Aug 1804
    Parish:      St Luke, Chelsea
    County:      Middlesex
    Borough:      Kensington and Chelsea
    Record Type:      Burial
    Register Type:      Parish Register."
  8. Will, Will copies saved to home computer,.
  9. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 about William-Peter Chittock
    Name:      William-Peter Chittock
    Baptism Date:      4 Aug 1777
    Parish:      St Luke, Chelsea
    County:      Middlesex
    Borough:      Kensington and Chelsea
    Parent(s):      Ellis Chittock,
    Ann Chittock
    Record Type:      Baptism
    Register Type:      Parish Register."
  10. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Record for William Chittick - Kensington and Chelsea > St Luke, Chelsea > 1778-1812 > 13."