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THE ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM PITT, 1ST EARL OF CHATHAM

 

1  William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

   b 15 Nov 1708, Westminster

   d 11 May 1778, Hayes, Kent

 

Parents

 

2  Robert Pitt of Boconnoc, Cornwall, clerk of the Board of Green Cloth

   b

   d 21 May 1727, Pall Mall

   m 9 Jul 1703, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire

3  Harriet Villiers

   b

   d 21 Oct 1736, Paris

 

Grandparents

 

4  Thomas Pitt, Governor of Fort St. George, East Indies

   b 5 Jul 1653, Blandford, Dorset

   d 28 Apr 1726, Swallowfield, Berkshire

   m 1 Jan 1679/80, Hugli, East Indies

5  Jane Innes

   b 24 Aug 1659, bap 28 Aug 1659, St. Breock, Cornwall

   d 10 Jan 1727/28, Westminster

6  Gen. Edward FitzGerald, otherwise Villiers, of Dromana, co. Waterford

   b

   d 1693

   m 20 May 1673, Lambeth Chapel

7  Catherine FitzGerald, Viscountess Grandison of Limerick

   b ca 1659

   bur 12 Jan 1725/26, Westminster Abbey

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  Rev. John Pitt, rector of Blandford St. Mary

   b ca 1610

   d 25 Apr 1672

   m

9  Sarah Jay

   b

   bur 2 Dec 1664, Blandford St. Mary

10 James Innes, rector of St. Breock, Cornwall

   b

   d

   m 3 Nov 1646, Sedgefield, Co. Durham

11 Sarah Vincent

   b

   d

12 George Villiers, 4th Viscount Grandison of Limerick

   b ca 1617

   d 16 Dec 1699, bur Brantfield, Hertfordshire

   m bef 1652

13 Mary Leigh

   b

   d 7 Jul 1671, Brantfield

14 Sir John FitzGerald of Dromana, MP for Dungarvon

   b ca 1635

   d ca 1663, bur Youghall

   m 1658

15 Catherine Power

   b

   d 22 Aug 1660, bur Youghall

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 Thomas Pitt of Blandford St. Mary, physician

   b

   d 1643

   m

17 Priscilla Searle

   b

   d

18 John Jay of Witchampton, Dorset

   b

   d

   m

19

   b

   d

20 Adam Innes of Reid Hall, co. Moray

   b

   d aft 1631

   m

21 Katharine Clerk

   b

   d

22 John Vincent, rector of Sedgefield

   b

   bur 1646, Sedgefield

   m

23 Sarah

   b

   d

24 Sir Edward Villiers, President of Munster

   b ca 1585

   d 7 Sep 1626, Youghall

   m 6 Oct 1610, Stanford

25 Barbara St. John

   b

   bur 16 Sep 1672, Westminster Abbey

26 Francis Leigh, 1st Earl of Chichester

   b

   d 21 Dec 1653, Apscourt, Surrey

   m 1617 or 1618

27 Audrey Boteler

   b

   d 16 Sep 1652

28 Gerald FitzGerald

   b ca 1610

   d Aug 1643

   m

29 Mabel Digby

   b

   d

30 John Power, 5th Baron Le Power and Coroghmore

   b ca 1599

   d 1661/62

   m

31 Ruth Pypho

   b

   d ca 1641

 

 

Sources

 

The Complete Peerage (2nd edition)

John Hutchins, The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset, 3rd edition, ed. W. Shipp and J.W. Hodson (1861-74, repr 1973)

The Dictionary of National Biography

Alexander Jacob, A Complete English Peerage (1766-69)

Arthur Collins, The Peerage of England (1779)

John Lodge, The Peerage of Ireland, revised by Mervyn Archdall (1789)

Robert Edmond Chester Waters, Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley (1878)

Sir T.J.P. Lever, Bt., The House of Pitt (1947)

Charles Mosley, ed., Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition (ca. 1999)

The Visitation of Dorset, 1677 (Harleian Society, vol. 117)

T.M. McKenzie, Dromana: the Memoirs of an Irish Family (1906)

The Northampton Mercury

The Historical Register: The Chronological Diary For the Year 1727

W.H. Sandon, "Stanford Church and its Registers, &c.", Reports and Papers of the Associated Architectural Societies, 17(1883):121-53

Hertingfordbury PR abstract (Society of Genealogists, HT/R63)

Joseph Lemuel Chester, ed., The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers of the Collegiate Church or Abbey of St. Peter, Westminster, Harleian Society, registers series, 10(1876 for 1875)

Edward J. Davies, “Jane Innes, Wife of Governor Thomas Pitt”, Notes and Queries, 253(2008):301-03

Blandford St. Mary parish registers (available online at www.ancestry.com)

Constance Russell, Swallowfield and Its Owners (London, 1901)

 

 

Notes

 

Number 11 may have been the Sarah Vincent baptised at St. Margaret, Westminster, in Nov 1629.

 

Numbers 22 and 23 may have been the John Vincent and Sarah Prynne married at St. Luke, Chelsea, on 10 Feb 1628 (London Metropolitan Archives, X026/012).

 

Lodge/Archdall quotes the MI of 14 which gives his date of death as 1 Mar 1664, but they state that this is wrong and that he died in 1662. McKenzie writes that he died in 1664.

 

Prince Charles is descended from numbers 24 and 25 (see Paget).