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  • ID: I48521
  • Name: Thomas Chitts 1
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 1664
  • Burial: 1664 St Michael, Queenhithe, London 1
  • Residence: High Timber St, London 1
  • Occupation: Citizen & Woodmonger
  • CITG: Woodmonger
  • Note: 1 2 3 4

    Had a business at Brooks Wharf, in which his son in law William Bucknall was probably involved (since?) he later had an interest there.
    Left his estate to his widow Margaret.
    Will of Will of Thomas Chitts, Woodmonger of Saint Michael Queenhithe, proved 9 July 1664, PCC.
    Of St Michael Queenhithe. In 1638 - paying £8 rent.
    St. Mary Somerset was in Queenhite ward.
    The history of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers can be traced back to the Livery Company of Woodmongers and Coal Sellers, commonly known as 'The Fuellers'.
    A Thomas Chytes was bapt Nov 1639 St Botolph Without Aldgate, London, son of John C and Margaret. If this was our man, it would make him young (35) when he died, and also he could not be the one who married Margaret Lawrence in 1626.
    Sir William Bucknall, the son of a Derbyshire husbandman, had sought and found his fortune in London, part of which was undoubtedly his marriage to Sarah Chitt. He was a member of the Salters Company and the Brewers Company in turn, becoming Master of the latter at the age of 41 in 1670, when he was knighted. He accumulated business interests, and from time to time the farm of various government revenues those of Northumberland and Durham. Northern Ireland, the National Customs, the London Excise Duty (this with a consortium) and became MP for Liverpool in 1670. He also made loans to King Charles II. His principal country estate lay at Oxhey Place in Hertfordshire, acquired 1 668 where his family later intermarried with the Grimstons of Gorhambury.
    He also bought the manorial rights in the Manor of the Moor in 1672 and of Wiggenhall in 1675. His town residence was at Queenhithe. He is unlikely to have stayed at Headstone, which his mother-in-law owned. Ownership stayed with the Bucknall family until 1854.
    (Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archæological Society. 2001.)
    Headstone Manor, Pinner, is a splendidly moated manor house with timbers dating to 1320's.
    Thomas Chiltswood or Thomas Chitty.
    ?Inhabitants of London in 1638: St. Mary Somerset? (where Thomas was married) lists a John Chitts, paying a rent of £9.
  • _UID: EB6E7BB644A74255BDF9A590F9B728E8B7AE
  • Change Date: 24 APR 2013

    Marriage 1 Margaret Lawrence
    • Married: 1 JAN 1626 in St. Mary, Somerset, London, Middlesex
    1. Has Children Sarah Chitts

    1. Type: Periodical
      Author: Edgar J Chapman
      Title: Sir William Bucknall of Oxhey Place, Watford, 1629-1676
      Periodical: Hertfordshire Past
      Date: 1986
    2. Type: Web Site
      Title: Public Records Office Wills (PRO Wills)
      URL: www.documents
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Rulers of London 1660-1689: A biographical record of the Aldermen and Common Councilment of the City of London
      Author: J R Woodhead
      Date: 1966
    4. Text: Inhabitants of London in 1638
      (pub 1931)
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