Chillingworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Chillingworth family

The surname Chillingworth was first found in Northumberland where Killingworth is a township in the parish of Long Benton. "It is situated on a commanding eminence, in the midst of a fertile and pleasing tract of country. An extensive colliery belonging to Lord Ravensworth and partners is in full operation, employing about 600 men and boys." [1]

Early rolls revealed: Adam de Kellyngworthe in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273; and Thomas de Killingworth was vicar of Windham as listed in the Feet of Fines of 1388. [2]

John Chillingworth ( fl. 1360), was an early English "mathematician, a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, where he studied with great diligence, and founded a school of zealous promoters of mathematical inquiries. He wrote learned treatises on astrology, rejected the extravagances, but retaining what he judged to be the sane substratum, of the science." [3]

John Chillingworth (d. 1445), was another English "astronomer, who trod in the footsteps and inherited the fame of his predecessor of the same name, with whom he has sometimes been confounded. Like him, he was a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and like him he cultivated with especial predilection mathematical studies. " [3]

The Feet of Fines of 1561 list Thomas de Killingworth, in Norfolk. [4]

Important Dates for the Chillingworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chillingworth research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1644, 1618, 1620 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Chillingworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chillingworth Spelling Variations

The name Chillingworth, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Killingworth, Chillingworth, Shillingworth and others.

Early Notables of the Chillingworth family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Chillingworth (1602-1644), English theologian, the son of a well-to-do citizen of Oxford, who afterwards held the office of mayor, and must have been a man of literary or theological interests, as Laud, at that time fellow of St. John's College, acted as...
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Chillingworth migration to the United States

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Chillingworth family, or who bore a variation of the surname Chillingworth were

Chillingworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Chillingworth, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637 [5]
Chillingworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Chillingworth who settled in Virginia in 1774

Chillingworth migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Chillingworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Chillingworth migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Chillingworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jane Maria Chillingworth, (b. 1857), aged 8 months, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [7]
  • Mr. Alfred Richard Chillingworth, (b. 1830), aged 28, British farm labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [7]
  • Mrs. Maria Elizabeth Chillingworth, (b. 1831), aged 27, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [7]
  • Mr. Alfred R Chillingworth, (b. 1852), aged 6, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Chillingworth (post 1700)

  • Charles F. Chillingworth, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1931-35 [8]
  • William Chillingworth (1602-1643), English theologian

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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