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Robert Pitt 1814-1859

Robert Pitt was my husband's great great grandfather and the father of Charles Pitt.

He was born in Brooke, Norfolk (about 7 miles South of Norwich) in 1814. His parents were William and Jemima.

He married Maria Sherringham on 17th June 1839 in Lakenham,  Norfolk. 

Maria’s oldest sister had named her son Charles Pearce Pettit as their mother was Mary Pearce. Charles died before his first birthday in 1839. Maria gave birth later that year and we believe that this is why they name their first son Charles Pearce Pitt and the name was passed down through the generations.

In 1841 the family are living in All Saints, Shottesham, Norfolk.

The family moved to London between 1845 and 1848. Maria died in 1850, presumably in childbirth.

So the 1851 census shows Robert and his 5 children living in Tottenham, London.

Robert died of Smallpox on 21 September 1859 at 4 Suffolk Mews, Marylebone, London.

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