Ellis Chittock

#35370, b. before 1710, d. 1810

Peace after the storm - The vibrant blue green colours of the sky and sea make this window most attractive. The swooping sea gulls in the left panel, the waves lapping against the boat, and the curled sails blowing, give the scene movement. The moment is captured just as Jesus says “peace be still” to the raging storm. The Lord has been asleep in the boat. As the waves started to sink it, the disciples wake Him in fear. At His words the wind ceases, and there is a great calm.

The choice to portray this particular miracle, may be because it shows Jesus is Lord also over nature. It certainly frightened the disciples into asking each other “who is this that even the wind and sea obey him?”

This is a window in the church where Ellis and Mary were married. The explanation comes from http://ststephensnorwich.org/history, where more information on the history of the church can be found.

Individual's Timeline

Birthbefore 1710Ellis Chittock
Marriage29 September 1728Ellis Chittock
Marriage of Son18 May 1767Clement Chittock1
Marriage of Son25 April 1775Ellis Chittock2,3
Marriage of Son28 April 1786Clement Chittock4,5
Death Assumed1810Ellis Chittock

Primary events

Some aspects of Ellis Chittock's life. Ellis CHITTOCK and Mary GOODWIN, who married 1728 in Norwich, had the following children christened in Pulham Norfolk.
1730 William
1733 Clement
1735 Mary
1736 Martha
1738 Ellis.


Locus Operandi

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Ellis and Mary and Clement and Elizabeth were both having children christened in Pulhan 1720-1740. A few of the children who died young are buried there, but no adult CHITTOCKS are. This appears to be one generation earlier than the Saxlingham CHITTOCKS, and they have the same 'names'. Pulham is 8 miles from Saxlingham.
  • Research note 02: The registers have been transcribed into free reg 1539-1900. There are no records in NRO that include the name of CHITTOCK and the place of Pulham.
  • Research note 03: Many documents in the NRO cover the period prior to 1710 for this family. The earliest will are c1550, and there are lots that refer to Suffolk as well as Norfolk..
  • Research note 04: An Ellis CHITTOCK was buried in Saxlingham Thorpe 6th December 1769. No age or marital status is quoted.
General Information on the name of CHITTOCK - This unusual and interesting surname is English. It is medieval, but of pre 7th century Olde English origins. It is or rather was, almost certainly a nickname for 'the son of a bit of a lad'. The derivation is from the word 'chitte' meaning a cub or calf, and -ock, a short or fused form of the ancient word 'cocca' meaning a son.

Background information on Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk, England, - This village is quiet close to many other villages where the CHITTOCKS and their in laws lived. See Map
* In 1864, SAXLINGHAM-NETHERGATE was described as a large village and parish, 7 miles S. of Norwich, containing 580 inhabitants, and 1538a. of land, partly the property of John Steward, Esq. John Gordon, Esq., Miss Steward, Edw. Steward, Esq., Robt. Fellowes, Esq., and the Rev. J. L. Johnson, have estates here, and the former has a neat mansion, with a valuable collection of paintings. The Lodge, a large white brick mansion at the extreme end of the parish, adjoining the London road, is the seat and property of the Rev. J. L. Johnson, M.A., who has lately enlarged and improved it. There is a common of 107 acres, two-thirds of which belong to this parish, and the rest to Saxlingham Thorpe, which also includes a small part of the village. The Church (St. Mary) is an ancient and interesting structure, consisting of nave, chancel, and square tower with six bells. The chancel and parts of the nave are early English, with later alterations. In the south-west corner of the former is one of the interesting lancet windows of the period, with the ancient iron framework of the casement, through which lepers, it is said, joined in the service from without. The east window is perpendicular, and all the windows in the chancel are filled with rich stained glass of great interest, much of it of early date. Those of the nave are late perpendicular insertions. The north door is, according to Mr. Bloxam, a very rare specimen of early-English woodwork. The font is of the octagonal pattern with emblems, so frequent in Norfolk churches. There are marble monuments to the Very Rev. John Baron, D.D., Dean of Norwich, and the Rev. Archdeacon Gooch, both former rectors, the latter built the Rectory House. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in K.B. at £613. ls. 8d., and has annexed to it that of Saxlingham-Thorpe. The Rectory House is a spacious residence with pleasure grounds, and the rector possesses a fine collection of fossil remains of mammalia found in the Cromer Forest Bed, and also the remains of the Mastodon from a pit in the Norwich Crag recently found in the parish. The School occupies a building converted to the purpose in 1855, and is attended by about 50 children.
There are a number of family links with the CHITTOCKs who are, at this date, still associated with the village. Alcock Edward, schoolmaster; Aldous Isaac, blacksmith; Allen Richard, Esquire; Baldry Stephen, marine store dealer; Buck Hannah, vict., Prince of Wales; Bush Branthwaite, cattle dealer; Bush William, wheelwright; Gushing John, carrier and beer retailer; Dade Robert, carrier and cider seller; Earl George, tinner and brazier; Flegg William, corn miller, &c; Fuller Rd., plumber, glazier, & beerhouse; Gordon John, Esquire, J.P; Hardwicke Heynes, surgeon, Hill House; Johnson Rev. Jno. Lovick.M.A; King Rev. S. W., M.A., F.S.A., F.G.S; Powley Jonathan, vict. Bowling Green; Pratt Mary Eliz. mistress. School; Rolfe Joseph, parish clerk; Tyrell Abraham, butcher; Wilson Thomas, bricklayer
CARPENTERS. Barnham Thos;Buck Samuel ;Read Jonathan
FARMERS. Cornaby George ; Ellis Thomas; Ellis William; Hobart Robert; Lincoln William; Messent John, Old Hall; Owles Wm. Wright; Roberts James; Tann John Riseborough; Warmoll William; Woolterton Robt.
GARDENERS. Riches Samuel; Williamson Wm.
SHOEMAKERS. Bann Charles; Fulcher J. & Wm,
SHOPKEEPERS. Feltham Frederick; Livock Henry; Wells Walter
TAILORS. Butttifant Joshua ; Muskett Charles, Henry, & George
http://freereg.rootsweb.com

SAXLINGHAM-THORPE, near the river Tas, 7^ miles S, of Norwich, has in its parish 141 inhabitants and 465 acres of land. John Steward, Esq. is lord of the manor ; but part of the soil belongs to Robt. Fellowes, Esq., the Rev. J. L. Johnson, Miss Steward, and several smaller owners. The Church (St. Mary) is an ivy-clad ruin, being dilapidated long before 1740, when the rectory, valued in K.B, at £Q. 13s. 4d., was consolidated with that of Saxlingham-Nethergate. Here is a small Baptist Chapel, built about 1818. The chief residents are Robt. Lighting, baker ; John Waken Miles, corn miller; John Sayer, gardener and beerseller; John Stevenson and Robt. Want, blacksmiths ; W. Thrower, beerseller ; and John and William Feltham, Wm. Meek, Wm. Reeder, and Matthew Sallitt, farmers. Post via Norwich.

Children of Ellis Chittock and Mary Goodwin

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Middlesex
    Place     St Martin in the Fields
    Church     St George Hanover Square Tr
    RegisterNumber     
    MarriageDate     18 May 1767
    GroomForename     Clement
    GroomSurname     CHITTOCK
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     St Giles Mdx
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     
    GroomAbode     
    BrideForename     Rebecca
    BrideSurname     SWAN
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     
    GroomFatherForename     
    GroomFatherSurname     
    GroomFatherOccupation     
    BrideFatherForename     
    BrideFatherSurname     
    BrideFatherOccupation     
    WitnessOneForename     
    WitnessOneSurname     
    WitnessTwoForename     
    WitnessTwoSurname     
    Notes     Licence from the Archbishop of Canterbury
    FileNumber     7125.
  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, Clement and Ann READ 1/5/1786 in St Alphage, Canterbury. Clem Chittock of St Mary North Cant yeo wid & Ann Read of St Alph Cant wid, at St Alph. 28 Apr 1786. - Book: Volume 32 - Collection: Kent, Surrey, London: - Canterbury Marriage Licences, 1781-1809 (Marriage).
  5. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "London, England, Extracted Parish Records about Clem Chittock Ann Read
    Text:      Clem Chittock of St Mary North Cant yeo wid & Ann Read of St Alph Cant wid, at St Alph. 28 Apr 1786.
    Book:      Volume 32
    Collection:      Kent, Surrey, London: - Canterbury Marriage Licences, 1781-1809 (Marriage)."
  6. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Pulham
    Church     St Mary the Virgin
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     01 Jan 1729/30
    Forename     William
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Ellis
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     CHITTOCK
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     6762.
  7. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Pulham
    Church     St Mary the Virgin
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     04 Feb 1732/33
    Forename     Clement
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Ellis
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     CHITTOCK
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     6762.
  8. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Pulham
    Church     St Mary the Virgin
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     02 Feb 1734/35
    Forename     Mary
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Ellis
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     CHITTOCK
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     6762.
  9. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Pulham
    Church     St Mary the Virgin
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     
    BaptismDate     26 Dec 1736
    Forename     Martha
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Ellis
    MotherForename     Mary
    FatherSurname     CHITTOCK
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     6762.