William Chittenden (1594 - 1661) MP

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Birthplace: Cranbrook, Kent, England
Death: Died in Guilford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut)
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About William Chittenden

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Arrived in America 10 Jul 1639. William was one of the company led by Rev. Henry Whitfield (a relative, as he was married to the sister of Rev. Whitfield's wife, Dorothy). They were married in England. William was the principal military man of the Plantation, having been a soldier in the English Army and having fought in the Netherlands in the Thirty Years War, where he attained the rank of Major. He was one of the six men selected to secure the land from the Indians and one of the four Magistrates chosen to have "full power and authority to act, order, and despatch all matters respecting the publick weale and civile government of the Plantation, until a church is gathered among them".

On the gathering of the church, June 29, 1643, these Magistrates resigned their trust and William was elected principal military man of the colony, also Magistrate of the Plantation, and Deputy of the General Council until his death in 1660. It is said that he was one of the leaders of the emigrants from Parish of Cranbrook in Kent. There is listed a Joanna Chittenden as a child of William but with no birth date.?? I am descended from this William six times: William, Thomas, William, etc.; William, Thomas, Josiah, etc.; William, John, etc.

Talcott says: [In the New Haven Colonial Records, p. 417, we find this entry: "An Inventory of the estate of William Chittenden of Guilford, deceased, was presented, amounting to £677 16s. 7 d. as presented and proved in court at Guilford, the 21st of February, 1660-1, upon oath of Joane Chittenden, the widow and relict of the sayd William Chittenden, deceased, for the quantity, and by the testimony of Abraham Cruttenden Senior, John Fowler, and William Stone, appraisers, for the valuation to be just. William Lette, Governor."]

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1594
March 1594
Cranbrook, Kent, England
March 1594
Cranbrook, Kent, England
March 1594
of Marden, Essex, England
March 1594
of Marden, Essex, England
March 1594
of Marden, Essex, England
1626
1626
Age 31
Cranbrooke, Kent, England
1632
1632
Age 37
Guilford,New Haven Co,Connecticut?
1635
June 19, 1635
Age 41
Cranbrook, Kent, England
1637
1637
Age 42
Cranbrook, Kent , England
1639
1639
Age 44
Cranbrook,England to Guilford,Connecticut