Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sir Thomas Willes Chitty, 3rd Baronet 1926-2014

_. Sir Thomas Willes Chitty, 3rd Baronet (Bt UK, cr 1924), died 7 March, 2014. He was 88.

Sir Thomas was an author (as Thomas Hinde), and his books include "For the Good of the Company", "Mr Nicholas", "Happy As Larry", "A Place Like Home", "The Cage", "Games of Chance", "The Day the Call Came", &c.

He was born 2 March, 1926, son of Sir Thomas Henry Willes Chitty, 2nd Baronet (1891-1955), by his wife the former Ethel Constance Gladstone, scion of that landed family; succeeded to the baronetcy on his father's death, 26 Feb, 1955. He married 23 Aug, 1951, Susan Elspeth Russel Glossop, writer, whose birth name was Hopkinson, 
daughter of an unmarried mother, the writer, Antonia White, and of Rudolph Glossop, by whom he had issue, a son, and two daughters. The baronetcy passes to his son, Andrew Edward Willes Chitty, who was born 20 Nov, 1953.


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