Maj. William CHITTENDEN

Male 1594 - 1661  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name William CHITTENDEN  [1, 2
    • He came from East Gilford in county Sussex, adjoining Rye on the British Channel, near the border of Kent, or perphaps from Kent, with wife, Joan, dau. of Dr. Jacob Sheaffe of Cranbrook, Kent, and sister of Jacob Sheaffe, and the wife of Rev. Henry Whitfield; and in 1639, he and his brothers-in-law took up their residence at guilford. Was one of the founders of the church there, June, 1, 1639; Representative at 27 sessions between 1643 and 1661, (Savage, Gen Dic. of N.E., I, p 382.) and a magistrate unitl his death. He was one of the six persons selected to purchase the lands in Guilford from the Indians, also one of four who received "full power and authority to act, order and dispatch all matters respecting the publick weal and civile government of the plantation until a church is gathered amonge us." he was the principal military man in the plantation. He had been a soldier in the English army in the Netherlands in the Thirty Years' War and had reached the rank of Major. His home lot was on the south side of Broad Street at the turn west of the Green. [1]
    Prefix Maj. 
    Born Cranbrook, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened Mar 1594  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism Mar 1594  [2
    Died Feb 1661  Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I11402  Main Tree
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2018 

    Family Joanna SHEAFE,   d. 16 Aug 1668, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas CHITTENDEN,   b. Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1683, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Elizabeth CHITTENDEN,   b. 1638,   d. 17 Feb 1675, Wethersfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Nathaniel CHITTENDEN,   b. Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1691  [Birth]
    +4. John CHITTENDEN,   b. 1643, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1716, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Mary CHITTENDEN,   b. 1647,   d. 9 Mar 1712  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     6. Hannah CHITTENDEN,   b. 15 or 19 Nov 1649, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1650, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     7. Hannah CHITTENDEN,   b. 14 Apr 1652,   d. 13 Sep 1674  (Age 22 years)  [Birth]
     8. Joseph CHITTENDEN,   b. 14 Apr 1652, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1652, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     9. Deborah CHITTENDEN,   b. 12 or 16 Dec 1653, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1654, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     10. Joanna CHITTENDEN  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F25315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - - Cranbrook, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1661 - Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.

    2. [S00059] "Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut" Vol. I, Alvan Talcott, (Name: Name: Clearfield Company, Inc.;;).