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Re: Looking for Chittendens
Posted by: Arthur S Chittenden Date: January 28, 2002 at 22:39:31
In Reply to: Re: Looking for Chittendens by Carol Anne Boardman of 328

Hi Carol. Many thanks for the data - the following addition may be of some interest:- DESCENDANTS OF ROBERT CHITTENDEN. Generation 1. Robert (Chatterton) Chittenden was born 1570 in Cranbrook, Kent, England. He married (1) Mary Merriman, (2) Ellynor Hatche. Notes for Robert (Chatterton) Chittenden. It is said that the name *Chittenden" is a corruption of an ancient Welsh and Cornish name, originally written "Chytanedin" derived from the words 'chy', meaning 'house', 'tane' meaning 'lower' and 'din' or 'dun' meaning 'hill'. its literal meaning is the "lower house on the hill". The namesake were chiefly seated in Wales and the Counties of Cornwall and Kent, England. Most families were of the yeomanry and merchant classes of the British Isles. Books: Genealogy of the Chittenden Family, William Chittenden of Guilford, Conn., and his Descendants by Alvan Talcott, 1882, p 7, NEHG Register, Vol. 55, A1901, pg. 214. Child of Robert Chittenden and Mary Merriman is: 2. i William (Major) (Guilford Founder) Chittenden, b. Mar 1592/93, Cranbrook, Kent, England: died 1 Feb 1659/60, Guilford, New Haven, CT.
Children of Robert Chittenden and Ellynor Hatche are: ii. Thomas (2) Chittenden. iii. John Chittenden. iv. Nathaniel Chittenden. However, we cannot believe all we read - I have another source which claims that the "De Boun
Chittendens' arrived in the UK with William the Conquorer in
1066. Am still working on that one. Must admit there is never a dull moment in genealogy
Best Wishes and Keep in touch Arthur.

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