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Name: Robert Pitt

Burial Number: 1527

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1872

Died: 12/02/1932

Buried: 10/02/1932


Mary Georgina and Robert William Ready were born in Croydon. Their father, Edward Ready, changed his name from Ready to Pitt in between 1873 and 1876, and all his subsequent children were called Pitt. Edward Ready studied at Wadham College, Oxford.

Edward married Anne Mary Hale in 1868, in Lambeth. Edward’s father, Thomas Ready had been a Vicar at Mountnessing, in Essex, just before his death in 1866.

Anne’s father William Hale, was a Merchant, and in 1834 was elected to the Company of Spectacle Makers in the City of London and elected to the Freedom of the City by patrimony – his father had the freedom of the City. There was, as part of this, a declaration that William was the legitimate son of his father, Ford Hale, also a Spectacle Maker.

Anne was William and wife Anne (Price)’s first child, born in London.

In 1871, Edward and Anne were living in Croydon with daughter Mary and Edward’s widowed mother Francis (nee Van Voorst). Edward was described as ‘Clergyman without care of souls’. They also had a Nurse and a female Domestic Servant.

By 1881, Edward was Rector of Bagthorpe St Mary, Norfolk, but living in Hunstanton – there are about 12 miles between the two places. Bagthorpe is an ancient parish, it was founded before 1185, and the Norman Church demolished and rebuilt in 1853.

With Edward and Anne were their seven children, including Mary, Robert and William Octavius, a Nursemaid, and a General Servant.

Mother Anne, now widowed (Edward died in 1907), was living, in 1911, in Chiselhurst, with son Robert, a Stock Exchange Clerk, daughter Rosa, a Housemaid and a Cook. Anne died in 1921.

Robert was living at 122 Rowlands Road when he died. Brothers William Octavius and Philip were granted Probate.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 43

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In loving memory of Robert William Pitt called home suddenly Feb 5th 1932

Further Information


Name: Robert William Pitt

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1872

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


Maiden Name: Not applicable

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Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/02/1932

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Seafield, Chislehurst, Kent

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Anne Mary Pitt
Female 1838 83 London, England None
Robert William Pitt
Male 1871 49 Croydon, Surrey, England Agent Own Account
Rose Alice Pitt
Female 1877 44 Docking, Norfolk, England None
Winifred Nona Pitt
Female 1886 35 Hunstanton, Norfolk, England None
Margaret Pellissier
Female 1872 48 Waterford, Waterford, Ireland Household Private

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