Henry Chitting 1580-1638

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Henry CHITTING 1580-1638

Armorial stamp of Henry Chitting (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Son of Thomas Chitting, of Ickworth, Suffolk. His early career is unrecorded, but he is thought to have benefitted from the patronage of Sir Nicholas Bacon; he became Chester Herald in 1618, and undertook numerous visitations. He was admitted to Gray's Inn in 1633.

Characteristic Markings

A few books with Chitting's armorial stamp survive; the extent and disposition of his library is not known.