Benjamin James Chitty

about 1725–after 1746 (Age 21)

The Life of Benjamin James

Benjamin James Chitty was born about 1725, in England as the son of Thomas Chitty and Rebecca Winter. He married Sarah Palmer in 1741, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died after 1746, in Prince George's, Maryland, British Colonial America, at the age of 22.

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Benjamin James Chitty
Sarah Palmer
Marriage: 1741
Benjamin Chitty Jr.

Spouse and Children

England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Winter




Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English chitte ‘pup’, ‘cub’, ‘young (of an animal)’ (apparently related to Old English cīð ‘shoot’, ‘sprout’).2 English: habitational name from a place named Chitty in the parish of Chislet, Kent, named from an Old English personal name Citta + ēg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in marsh’.3 Possibly an Americanized form of German Schütte ( see Schutte ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Benjamin Chitty in entry for Benjamin Chitty, "Pennsylvania Cemetery Records, ca. 1700-ca. 1950"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Pennsylvania, U.S. Direct Tax Lists, 1798

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