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Thomas (Diamond) 
Pitt
1653 - 1726


Thomas (Diamond) 
Pitt
, Known as Diamond Pitt. English merchant. He owned estates in Cornwall. Carried on East Indian trade (from 1674) as interloper until East India Company, unable to check him in courts, received him into service (1694); governor of Madras (1697-1709); M.P. (1689-93, 1709 ff.); obtained Regent (or Pitt) diamond (1701), sold it (1717) to French regent to be placed with state jewels of France.

Born: Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, England 5th Jul 1653 Baptised:
Died: Swallowfield, Berks., England 28th Apr 1726 Buried:
Family:
Pitt

Titles:

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Thomas (Diamond) 
Pitt
(
Innes
) 1653 - 1726
2.
Rev. John 
Pitt
(
Jay
) c. 1610 - 1672
 
 
3.
Sarah 
Jay
(
Pitt
) + 1664
6.
 

Siblings



Spouses



1. East Indies, , , 1st Jan 1680
Jane 
Innes
(
Pitt
) + 1728

Descendants
[ Options ]

a. ?
1.
Essex 
Pitt
2.
Lucy 
Pitt
(
Stanhope
) + post 1716
2a.
James 
Stanhope
(
Pitt
) + 1721
2.1.
M/? 
Stanhope
2.2.
F/? 
Stanhope
2.3.
Philip 
Stanhope
(
Hamilton
) 1714 - 1786 ...
3.
John 
Pitt
(
Belasyse
) + post 1727
b.
Jane 
Innes
(
Pitt
) + 1728
4.
Robert 
Pitt
(
Villiers
) + 1727
4a.
Harriet Fitzgerald 
Villiers
(
Pitt
) + 1736
4.1.
Ann (Nan) 
Pitt
(
Grenville
)
4.2.
F/? 
Pitt
4.3.
F/? 
Pitt
4.4.
F/? 
Pitt
4.5.
William 
Pitt
(
Grenville
) 1708 - 1778 ...
4.6.
Thomas 
Pitt
+ 1760
5.
Thomas 
Pitt
(
Ridgeway
) + 1729
5a.
Frances 
Ridgeway
(
Pitt
,
Graham
) + 1772
5.1.
Lucy 
Pitt
(
Meyrick
) ...
5.2.
Thomas 
Pitt
c. 1717 - 1734
5.3.
Ridgeway 
Pitt
1722 - 1765
Sources

  • Family Archivists: see
    Pitt


Timeline


5th Jul 1653Born Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, England
1st Jan 1680Married
Jane 
Innes
(
Pitt
) + 1728 East Indies
ante 1726
Thomas (Diamond) 
Pitt
(
Innes
) 1653 - 1726 inherited the title
Governor, Fort St George
28th Apr 1726Died Swallowfield, Berks., England
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