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Sunday, May 2, 2010

William Pitt of Dorset & Helena de Haviland

79488. William Pitt & 79489. Helena de Haviland

~1489, William born in Blandford, Dorset, England, heir & s/o 158976. Nicholas Pitt.

~1500, Helena born in England, d/o 158978. James de Haviland & 158979. Helena de Beauvoir.

1538-44, “John Eyer v. William Pitt.: Arrears of rent of the parsonage of Blandford Forum.: Dorset.” (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1/17/1551, William died; Helena a widow living with her brother Christopher.

Children of William and Helena:

i. John Pitt, born ~1523 in England.
John married Joan Swayne, d/o John.
John, Clerk of the Exchequer to Queen Elizabeth 1st.
Thomas Pitt, born ? in England.
[gggrandfather of William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham; Prime Minister of England.]

ii. Christopher Pitt, born ~1524 in England.
1588, Christopher captain of the Handmaid, a Bristol ship in the Armada campaign which defeated a much larger Spanish fleet.

iii. Thomas Pitt (39744), born ~1527 in England.

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