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CHATFIELD Family History Genealogy

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CHATFIELD, James (Presume survived but not confirmed). Of 10th Light Dragoons on the medal roll for the Military General Service Medal (1793-1814). He has three clasps on his medal for Vittoria, Spain (1813) Toulouse, France (1814) and Orthez, France (1814). The medal and clasps were only awarded to those who survived so this man would probably have lived long enough to fight at Waterloo in 1815.

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41,036 individuals, 15,488 marriages - 17 Sep 2016 in GEDCOM file

Chatfield Crest
Chatfield Seal in sealing wax.
Chatfield Seal impressed
Chatfield Crest carved on Linen chest bench seat.
Chatfield Crest carved on bench seat

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The family name goes back to the mists of time.  There are two separate main locations where the name seems to have developed independently - Sussex in the south of England and Staffordshire in the midlands.

The CHATFIELD BOOK Parts 1 and 2 are a collection of information on the family name together with anecdotes and references to wills and other research papers that has been split into two parts to make browsing easier.

The Chatfield U.K. NAMES page is a very long comprehensive listing of 18,109 records of Chatfields' births, marriages and deaths.  You can download this file and put it into a database of your own. Please note it is 2.3mB so may take a while to load. 

The GEDCOM file is a genealogical listing for sucking into a genealogical software package such as PAF, Brothers Keeper, Family Tree, Legacy, My Heritage etc.  It is around 13.0mB.  The descendants of Thomas Chatfield of Ditchling are included in 40,929 people.

The CONTACTS page has a series of some e-mails from people interested in the Chatfield name who have written to us.  You may find someone there who has a common interest.

The OLD BAILEY page has a series of criminal trials of Chatfield people who were being tried, accusers and witnesses.

The TIMES newspaper references to Chatfield from the Public Record Office at Kew.

Search Colin Chatfield's cemetery records at by entering a surname and clicking search:

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