William Chittenden

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William Chittenden, son of William Chittenden and Elizabeth Markley, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Hawkhurst, Kent, England, 17 July 1608.1 He died at Guilford, Connecticut, before 24 October 1660, when his inventory was presented in court.1

William married Joan Sheafe, daughter of Edmund Sheafe and Joan Jordan, about 1633.2,1,3


Joan Sheafe b. abt. 1614, d. bef. 16 Aug 1668
  • Joan Chittenden4 b. 19 Oct 1634, d. aft. 15 Feb 1688
  • Thomas Chittenden2 b. 20 Nov 1636, d. Oct 1683
  • Elizabeth Chittenden2 b. say 1638, d. 17 Feb 1675
  • Nathaniel Chittenden2 b. say 1640, d. Jun 1691
  • John Chittenden2 b. 1643, d. bef. 7 Oct 1717
  • Mary Chittenden+2 b. 1647, d. 9 Mar 1712
  • Deborah Chittenden2 b. 15 Nov 1649, d. bef. 16 Sep 1653
  • Joseph Chittenden2 b. 14 Apr 1652, d. bef. 22 Jun 1652
  • Hannah Chittenden2 b. 22 Jun 1652, d. 13 Sep 1674
This person was last edited on26 Sep 2019


  1. [S2198] Martha A. Lynes, "Ancestry of William1 Chittenden of Guilford, Connecticut," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 160 (July 2006): 199-214, at 210, further cited as Lynes, "Ancestry of William Chittenden of Guilford."
  2. [S2196] Alvan Talcott and Jacquelyn L. Ricker, editor, Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut (2 vols., 1984/1888; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1997), 1:167, further cited as Talcott & Ricker, Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1:312, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S2198] Lynes, "Ancestry of William Chittenden of Guilford," 211.