George Chatten
(Cir 1824-1897)
Ann Box
(Cir 1825-1878)
John Chatten
(Cir 1850-1933)
Mary Jane Morris
(Cir 1860-1925)
George Chatten
(Cir 1887-1975)


Family Links

1. Nellie Lawley

2. Helen

George Chatten

  • Born: Cir 1887, Longham, Norfolk
  • Marriage (1): Nellie Lawley
  • Marriage (2): Helen in 1920
  • Died: 1975, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada about age 88

bullet  General Notes:

births Mar qtr 1887 CHATTEN George Mitford 4b 283 ??

First name George
Last name Chatten
Sex Male
Baptism date 06 Feb 1887
Parish Longham
Father's first name John
Father's occupation Labourer
Mother's first name Mary Jane
Archive Norfolk Record Office
Archive reference PD 672/9
Archive year range 1813-1906
Page 91

1891 census entry
John Chatten age 41 Barton Bendish, Norfolk Head Longham Norfolk, occ farm yardman
Mary J Chatten age 31 Kings Lynn, Norfolk wife Longham Norfolk
Ethel A Chatten age 12 Eastlmoor, Norfolk Dau Longham Norfolk
Frank Chatten age 8 Eastlmoor, Norfolk son Longham Norfolk
George Chatten
age 4 Longham, Norfolk son Longham Norfolk
Mable M Chatten age 2 Longham, Norfolk Dau Longham Norfolk
1891 census rg12 1555 61 5

In Colkirk, Norfolk in 1901 with Harry Chatten ( born abt 1860
Barton Bendish) & Sarah Ann as lodger. Harry is George's uncle.
1901 census Dereham Road
Harry Chatten age 41 Barton Bendish, Norfolk Head Colkirk Norfolk, occ Farm Steward
Sarah Ann Chatten age 44 Fincham, Norfolk wife Colkirk Norfolk
Frank Allen age 19 Swannington, Norfolk lodger Colkirk Norfolk, occ blacksmith
George Chatten age 14 Longham, Norfolk lodger Colkirk Norfolk , occ blacksmiths apprentice
1901 census rg13 1875 40 15

Emigated to Canada
Passenger Transcript Details

Name: Geo Chatten
Date of Departure: 2 April 1903
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Passenger Destination Port: Halifax, Canada
Passenger Destination: Halifax, Canada
Date of Birth: 1886
Marital Status: Single
Sex: Male
Occupation: Lab
Passenger recorded on: Page 10 of 27
Official Number: 0
Master's Name: A H Vipond
Steamship Line Allan Line
Where Bound: Saint John Nb, Canada
Sqaure Feet: 3297
Registered Tonnage: 6802
Passengers on Voyage: 1379

Manifest Sheet
15347 Geo Chatten, adult, labourer, 17, Halifax

On July 11, 1906 George obtained an affidavit in support of an
Application for Entry for a Homestead, a Pre-emption or a Purchased
Homestead for the South East quarter-section of Section 20, Township
42, Range 7 of the 4th meridian. In November 26th, 1910 he secured the land. In January 1911 he obtained the adjoining South West corner also.
He had framed a 12' X 33' house for $300.00, framed the stale 16' X 28' for $200.00 framed a 12' X 16' granary for $75.00.

In 1910 George played on the first Amisk football team. Nellie was
pregnant and died giving birth to their daughter Mabel Chatten. George
wrote his parents in England asking for his sister Mabel to come for the baby Mabel and take her to England to be raised by his parents.
Nellie's parents took care of Mabel until George's sister arrived. Upon
her arrival she refused to have anything to do with the baby.

George then wrote his parents asking them to come take care of the
baby in Amisk. In 1911 John and Mary Jane traveled on the P&O lines to Canada. They stayed on the homestead with George until they bought a building in Amisk where they rented upstairs rooms, opened a restaurant, and lived in the back raising granddaughter Mabel Mae.


1911 census shows John Chatten (58), Mary Jane (53), George (24) and Mabel May (22) reside in the Province of Alberta; District: Strathcona; District: 6; Sub-District: Alberta Township; Sub-District Number:3

George Chatten (24) married Immigrated 1903.

By 1914 George had four quarters of land. In 1916 he sold the SW
quarter to his friend Ben Jones.

In 1920 Pearson School was built and opened. The first teacher was
Adelin Thornquist. The first year saw 14 pupils, including George's
daughter Mabel Chatten who was 10 years old.

For the next few years George worked the land and Mabel continued at school. The winter was a tough time as George didn't have an income. In 1919 he and his friend Ben Cox moved into Saskatoon to stay with George's sister Mabel and husband Joe Collett on Spadina Crescent.
Ben was attempting to talk George into working in the La Pas mines the next winter. Finally George agreed and he daughter Mabel and Ben Cox moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba.

In 1920 George married Helen (no last name) when Mabel was 10 years old. Helen sent Mae to a private school away from Amisk. Mabel didn't remember Helen's last name and the family tossed out all of George's stuff a few years ago. Frances stated that George resented daughter Mabel for killing his true love (Nellie) when she was born and never let her forget it. Their relationship wasn't close. George and Helen refused to attend Mabel's wedding and it went downhill from there. I believe she saw him before he died but wouldn't have anything to do with his stuff after he died. George and Helen's marriage didn't last long, I believe he left her on the farm in 1931 or early 1932 as he lived with his sister Mabel & Joe Collett in Saskatoon for the winter of 1932 then went to Manitoba work work in the mines in either Las Pas or Flin Flon. She divorced him around 1940 perhaps and kept the farm and everything he had.

Following is an extract from the registration on file in the Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria, British Columbia, concerning the Death of:


Date of Death: February 4, 1975
Place of Death: Enderby
Last Residence: Hudson Road, Salmon Arm, B.C. Canada
Age: 88 Years
Birth date: December 25, 1886
Place of Birth: England
Marital Status: Single
Name of Spouse: Not Recorded
Place of Burial: Mount Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm. British Columbia
Occupation: Farmer
Informant: Charles Wallines (Friend)
Parents - Mother: Not Recorded
Birthplace: Not Recorded
- Father: Not Recorded
Birthplace: Not Recorded

Dated at Victoria, British Columbia, this 6th day of April, 2001

REG: 1975-09-003755 BCA: B13340 GSU: 2050440 Site location: South 'F' lot 72


George married Nellie Lawley. (Nellie Lawley was born circa 1887.)


George next married Helen in 1920. (Helen was born circa 1887.)

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