'Pitt01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Pitt of Blandford, Pitt of Boconnoc, Pitt of Camelford, Pitt of Chatham, Pitt of Londonderry, Pitt Lord Rivers, Pitt of Strathfieldsaye

                               
William Pitt
m. Katherine Broughton
1. Sir Edward Pitt (d c1455) confusion with another (later) Sir Edward (here)??
  m. Elizabeth Willford (dau of Nicholas Wilford)
  A. William Blithe Pitt (d c1528)
  m. Eleanor de Havilland (dau of James de Havilland of Guernsey) possibly wife of this William & mother of ...
  i. Nicholas Pitt of Stepleton (d c1545)
  a. John Pitt of Blandford (d c1596)
Although they identify him as grandson of a Nicholas Pitt who lived temp Henry VI (who r. 1422-61, 1470-1), both BP1870 (Rivers) and BE1883 (Pitt-Rivers) start with this John without identifying Blandford as his seat/location. It reports that John was father (by Joan Swayne) of 2 daughters and 3 sons: Sir William (m. Edith Cadbury), John (to Ireland), and Thomas of Blandford (ancestor of the Earls/Lords of Chatham, Londonderry, and Camelford). This differs from what we show which is that the line that leads to Chatham, etc., branches away from the Strathfieldsaye line at the next generation rather than this one. This is to be investigated further in due course.
  m. Joan Swayne (d after 13.02.1601, dau of John Swayne)
  (1) Sir William Pitt of Blandford (d 1636)
  m. Edith Cadbury (dau of Nicholas Cadbury of Arne)
  (A) Edward Pitt of Strathfieldsaye or Strathfield Saye (d 1643)
  m. (1620) Rachel Morton (dau of Sir George Morton of Milbourne St. Andrew)
  (i) George Pitt of Strathfieldsaye (d 27.07.1694)
  m. (1657) Jane Savage (d 06.06.1676, dau of John Savage, 2nd Earl Rivers)
(a) George Pitt of Strathfieldsaye (d 22.02.1734)
  m1. Lucy Pile (dau of Thomas Pile of Beeverstock)
  ((1)) George Pitt of Strathfieldsaye (d 12.1745)
  m. Louisa Bernier (dau of John Bernier)
  ((A)) George Pitt of Strathfieldsaye, 1st Lord Rivers (d 07.05.1803)
  m. (05.01.1745-6) Penelope Atkins (dau of Sir Henry Atkins, Bart of Clapham)
  ((i)) George Pitt, 2nd Lord Rivers (b 19.09.1751, d unm 20.07.1828)
((ii)) Penelope Pitt (b 23.02.1749)
  m1. (16.12.1766, div 11.1771) Edward Ligonier, Earl Ligonier of Clonmell (b 1740, dsp 14.06.1782)
  m2. (1784) _ Smith (captain)
  ((iii)) Louisa Pitt (d 1791)
  m. (22.03.1773) Peter Beckford of Stapleton
  Their son inherited the barony, becoming 3rd Lord Rivers, and assumed the name Pitt-Rivers.
  ((iv)) Marcia Lucy Pitt (d 05.08.1822)
  m. (23.07.1789) James Fox-Lane of Bramham Park (d 07.04.1821)
  ((B)) Sir William Augustus Pitt of Heckfield (dsp 12.1809, General, 4th son)
  m. Mary Howe (dau of Emanuel Scrope Howe, 2nd Viscount Howe)
  ((C)) Lucy Pitt
  m. James Ker of Morriston & Kersfield
  ((i)) Grace Ker apparently of this generation
  m. (22.03.1781) Henry Seymer of Hanford (b 1745, d 1800)
((D))+ other issue - James (dsp), Thomas (dsp), Mary (d 08.1744)
  ((2))+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Lucy (d unm 24.02.1768)
  m2. Lora Grey (dau of Audley Grey of Kingston)
  ((4)) William Pitt (dsp 1774)
m. Elizabeth Wyndham
  ((5)) John Pitt of Encombe (d 1787)
  m. Marcia Morgan (dau of Marcus Morgan)
  ((A)) William Morton Pitt of Kingston House
  m. Margaret Gambier (dau of John Gambier, Lt. Gov. of the Bahamas)
  ((i)) Sophia Pitt (d 09.09.1812)
  m. (09.09.1806) Charles Marsham, 2nd Earl of Romney (b 22.11.1777, d 29.03.1845)
  ((B)) Marcia Pitt (d 05.1808)
  m. (17.08.1790) George James Cholmondeley (b 22.02.1752, d 05.11.1830)
((6)) Elizabeth Pitt
  m. (22.04.1738) William Burton (MP in Rutland)
  ((7)) Lora Pitt
  m. Francis George of Ford Abbey
  ((8))+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), Anne, Mary
  (b) Mary Pitt (d 08.1739)
  m. (by 1694) Sir Charles Browne, 2nd Bart of Kiddington (d 20.12.1751)
  (c) Elizabeth Pitt
  m. before 07.10.1699) Thomas FitzWilliam, 4th Viscount FitzWilliam (d 20.02.1704)
  (d) Jane Pitt possibly of this generation
  m. Christopher Hildyard of Kelstern (d 1719)
  (e) Ann Pitt probably of this generation
  m. Frederick Tilney of Tylney House, Rotherwick (b c1653, d 03.10.1725)
  (f)+ 3 sons
  (B) Thomas Pitt of Blandford (physician)
  m. Priscilla Searle
  (i) John Pitt (d 25.04.1672, rector of St. Mary's, Blandford)
  m. Sarah Jay (d 02.12.1664, dau of John Jay of Witchampton)
  BE1883 starts with ...
(a) Thomas Pitt, 'Diamond', of Blandford and Boconnoc (b 05.07.1653, d 28.04.1726, Governor of Fort St. George, Governor-General of Jamaica)
  m. Jane Innes (dau of James Innes of Reid Hall)
  ((1)) Robert Pitt of Boconnoc (d 20/1.05.1727)
  m. Harriet FitzGerald-Villiers (d 21.10.1736, dau of Edward FitzGerald-Villiers)
((A)) Thomas Pitt of Boconnoc (d 17.07.1761)
  m(1). Christian Lyttleton (dau of Sir Thomas Lyttleton, Bart of Hagley)
  ((i)) Thomas Pitt of Boconnoc, 1st Lord Camelford (b 03.03.1736/7, d 19.01.1793)
  m. (29.07.1771) Anne Wilkinson (b 05.10.1738, d 05.05.1803, dau of Pinckney Wilkinson of Burham)
  ((a)) Thomas Pitt of Boconnoc, 2nd Lord Camelford (b 19.02.1775, d unm 10.03.1804)
  ((b)) Anne Pitt (d 13.06.1864)
  m. (1792) William Wyndham Grenville, Lord Grenville, Pime Minister (b 24.10.1759, dsp 12.01.1834)
  ((ii)) Amelia Pitt
  m. William Spry
  ((iii)) Christian Pitt
m. Thomas Saunders, Governor of Fort St. George
  ((B)) William Pitt 'the Elder', 'The Great Commoner', 1st Earl of Chatham (b 15.11.1709, d 11.05.1778, Secretary of State)
  Although often thought of as having been Prime Minister, William 'the Elder' never actually held that position (the formal leader of the Government during his period of greatest influence being the Duke of Grafton) but he was recognised as the dominant personality of the Government for some years.
  m. (15.11.1574) Hester Grenville, Baroness Chatham (b c1732, d 02.04.1803, dau of Richard Grenville of Wootton)
((i)) John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham (b 10.09.1756, dsp 14/24.09.1835)
  m. (10.07.1783) Mary Elizabeth Townshend (b 02.09.1762, bur 30.05.1821, dau of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Syndey)
  ((ii)) William Pitt 'the Younger', Prime Minister (b 28.05.1759, d unm 23.01.1806)§E
  ((iii)) Hester Pitt (d 20.07.1780)
  m. (19.12.1774) Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope (b 03.08.1753, d 15.12.1816)
((iv)) Harriet Pitt (d 1786)
  m. Edward James Eliot, younger of St. Germans
  ((C)) Harriet Pitt
  m1. Sir William Corbet, 5th Bart (dsp 15.09.1748)
  m2. (21.05.1753) Robert Needham
  ((D)) Elizabeth Pitt
  m. (1743) George Tomlinson
  ((E)) Sarah Pitt
  ((2)) Thomas Innes Pitt, 5th Earl of Londonderry (d 12.09.1729)
m. (10.03.1716/7) Frances Ridgeway (b c1702, d 18.05.1772, dau of Robert Ridgeway, 4th Earl of Londonderry)
  ((A)) Thomas Pitt, 6th Earl of Londonderry (b c1717, d unm 24.08.1734)
  ((B)) Ridgeway Pitt, 7th Earl of Londonderry (b 1722, d unm 08.01.1765)
  ((C)) Lucy Pitt
  m. Pierce Meyrick (of Bodorgan family)
  ((3)) John Pitt (MP, Lt. Colonel)
  m. (04/5.04.1721) Mary Belasyse (dau of Thomas Belasyse, 3rd Viscount Fauconberg)
  ((4)) Lucy Pitt (b 1692, d 24.02.1722-3)
  m. (24.02.1713) James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope (b 1674, d 05.02.1720-1)
  ((5)) Essex Pitt
  m. (1714) Charles Cholmondeley of Vale Royal (b 1684, d 1759)
  (b)+ other issue - Sarah, Dorothy
  (C) Elizabeth Pitt probably of this generation
  m1. Richard Wheeler
  m2. Sir Francis Brandling of Alnwick Abbey (b 06.04.1595, d 1641)
  (2)+ other issue - Agnes, Elizabeth, John
  b. Thomas Pitt
  m. Priscilla Searle
  (1)+ issue (some of whom emigrated to North America)
  c.+ other issue - Christopher, Edward
  ii.+ other issue - Edward, Skydmurous, Elizabeth
  B.+ other issue - Edward, Jacob, Johanna, Bridget, Jane

Main source(s):
(1) Early generations - various web sites (in particular 'Wheeler-King Genealogy Research' on www.pwwphoto.com/gene/WC_TOC.HTM)
(2) Later generations - TCP (Camelford, Chatham and Londonderry), BE1883 (Pitt - various), BP1870 (Rivers), BE1883 (Pitt-Rivers (in Addenda))
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