Charles Hugh Harris Pitts
- Born: 4 Oct 1868, Chivelstone
- Marriage: Elsie Mary Pellier
- Died: 5 Jul 1945 at age 76
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), Wednesday, October 14, 1868; Issue 5341
October 4, at South Allington House, Kingsbridge, the wife of Harris Pitts, Esq., a son.
The 1871 Census recorded a two year old Charles Hugh Harris living at home with his parents at South Allington House.
At the 1881 Census he is a boarder together with his brother Percival N Pitts at Lyveden in the parish of Wolborough, registration district of Newton Abbot. He was described as a scholar.
In the 1891 Census Charles is at South Allington and is described as Lieutenant 3rd Battalion Devonshire Regiment - 22 years old. His brother Percival is also at home aged 18.
In the 1901 Census he is at South Allington and described as a farmer aged 32 and not married.
After Hugh's death, when William inherited the estate, large amounts of land were sold off to settle outstanding debts.
Charles Hugh Harris Pitts was a magistrate (Peter Pitts)
The family had invested heavily in German stock, and made substantial losses at the beginning of WW1.
Charles married Elsie Mary Pellier, daughter of William Pellier and Mary Margaret Hughes. (Elsie Mary Pellier was born in 1872 in St. Helier, Jersey and died on 4 Sep 1956 in South Hams Hospital, Kingsbridge.)