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Pettitt family of Kent

Pettitt family of Kent

Posted: 1211298338000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pettitt, Fisher, Jeff, French, Parker
I am researching ancestors who lived in and around Kent.
Richard Pettitt listed as father of William born 1848, died 1895 in Lewisham, married March 27, 1870, Emma Fisher born 1851,daughter of James. resided in Bromley at time of marriage.
Known children of William and Emma Pettitt
Emma Jane Pettitt b. 1871 married John George French 1896.
John George French died 1899. they had two children George W. and Lillian.
Amelia Pettitt b. 1886 married 1904 (waiting on certificate of marriage) to either Joseph Francis J Tunley or Walter Henry Timmins
Elizabeth Pettitt b. 1887
Alice Pettitt b. 1889 Married Frederick E. Parker 1913
John Pettitt b. sept 29, 1876 married july 18, 1895 Elizabeth Jeff, b.1875. John and Elizabeth Pettitt along with children moved to Ontario Canada arriving on May 27,1913 Quebec on the ship Teutonic.

I am missing some children of William and Emma Pettitt
one possible is a William born in 1875.

My great grandfather had told my grandmother the Pettitt's with four t's from Kent are all related. I am hoping that I can find out more information on the Pettitt family. If you can help please email me at

Re: Pettitt family of Kent

Posted: 1211325665000
Classification: Query
Hello tried the e-mail returned it to me
Found this.

1881 transcribed as Pellet but it says Pettit

6 Brickfield cottages Beckenham Kent.

All born in Beckenham

William 32

Emma 30

Emma 10

Eliza 9

Mary Georgina 2

Hannah 2 months

William 7

John 5

Henry 3

Entry for William March quarter 1874 Lewisham

Hope it helps


Re: Pettitt family of Kent

Posted: 1211390371000
Classification: Census
Surnames: pettitt

Emma Pettitt 50 (wid) Laundress born: Peckham, London
Alice Pettitt 12 born: Sydenham, London
Amelia Pettitt 15 Laundress born: Beckenham, Kent
Elizabeth Pettitt 14 Servant born: Sydenham, London
Emma J French 30 (wid)Laundress born: Beckenham
George W French 4 born: Sydenham
Lilian French 2 born: Sydenham
22 Maddin Road, Lewisham, Sydenham

William Petitto 23 Labourer born Brighton
Emma Petitto 20 born: Beckenham
Emma Jane Petitto 8 months born: Beckenham
in House to Let - Family in Charge, Southend Road, Beckenham

Do you have an occupation for Richard?

Re: Pettitt family of Kent

Posted: 1211439193000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pettitt
Richard Pettitt is listed on the marriage license of William and Emma and his occupation is Wheelwright

Re: Pettitt family of Kent

Posted: 1211439400000
Classification: Query
Thank You for the information. This is very helpful. my email address has an underscore after brenda.
brenda_lee32304 at

Re: Pettitt family of Kent

Posted: 1211450345000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: pettett, huggett
OK the only one that "fits" barring Richard dieing before this

William Huggett 61 Agr Lab born Falmer
Mary Huggett 60 born: Plumpton, Sussex
Samuel 16 Agr Lab born Falmer
son In Law
Richard Pettett 27 Agr Lab born: Falmer
Harriett Pettett 25 born: Charley, Sussex
Charles Pettett 3 born Falmer
James Pettett 1 born Falmer
William Pettett 5 born Falmer
in Falmer, Ditchling, Lewes, Sussex

so does not tie in with Wheelwright but have known marriage certs to be way out so.......

Baptised 24 AUG 1845 Falmer, Sussex
Parents Richard & Harriett Pettitt

Father: William
19 MAY 1845 Falmer, Sussex
to Harriet Huggett
Father: William

Re: Pettitt family of Kent

Posted: 1211810316000
Classification: Query
I wonder if these are the same families? If William gave his stepfather's name on the marriage certificate by accident it might explain things.
1851 Ancestry
Name: William Pittett
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Leonard
Mother's Name: Hannah
Gender: Male
Where born: Brighton, Sussex, England

Civil Parish: Brighthelmstone
County/Island: Sussex
Country: England

Registration district: Brighton
Sub registration district: Kemp Town
ED, institution, or vessel: 1f
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 45
Household Members: Name Age
Pittett 3 Mo
Albert Pittett 11
Amelia Pittett 15
Georgeana Pittett 9
Hannah Pittett 40
Henry Pittett 13
Leonard Pittett 37 Occ:Wheelwright
Mary Pittett 2
William Pittett 4
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1644; Folio: 138; Page: 10; GSU roll: 193548.

1861 Ancestry
Name: William Pettitt
Age: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Relation: Son-in-law
Gender: Male
Where born: Brighton, Sussex, England

Civil Parish: Greenwich St Alphege
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
Town: Greenwich
County/Island: Kent
Country: England
Registration district: Greenwich
Sub registration district: Greenwich East
ED, institution, or vessel: 16
Household schedule number: 27
Household Members: Name Age
Emma Pettitt 10
Mary Pettitt 12
William Pettitt 13
Anna White 42
Milly White 3
Richard White 72 Occ: Carpenter
Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 403; Folio: 6; Page: 6; GSU roll: 542631.

Maureen in NY

Re: James Pettitt family of Kent

Posted: 1326129795000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1328372148000
James Pettitt (boiler maker) father of William Pettitt(baker)
William married Ann Till 1871 Stoke on Trent.
On census William says born in Kent.
Cant find any info on James Pettitt except on Williams marriage Cert which records he was a boiler maker.Also have drawn a blank on William before 1871.Hope someone can help.

Re: Pettitt family of Kent

Posted: 1368462568000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pettitt
This I think is the right family, On the marriage record for william it say father Richard Pettitt, Wheelright
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