Chitty, Edward (DNB00)

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CHITTY, EDWARD (1804–1863), legal reporter, third son of Joseph Chitty the elder [q. v.] was called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1829, and practiced as an eqnity draughtsman. He published a series of reports of cases in bankruptcy with Mr. Deacon, beginning in 1833, and with Basil Montagu in 1839. In 1840 he went to Jamaica, whence he returned after many years’ absence, and died at Walham Green on 28 Sept. 1883. Besides his share in ‘Deacon & Chitty’ he is the author of Chitty's ‘Equity Index’ (1831), which reached a third edition in 1858, and a fourth in 1888; of an ‘Index to Common Law Reports’ (with Francis Forster) in 18-11; and of the ‘Commercial and General Lawyer’ (2nd edit. 1839). He also published the ‘Fly-Fisher's Text Book’ (1841) under the pseudonym of ‘Theophilus South.'

[Law List, 1840, 1863; Law Mag. September 1863; Gent. Mag. 1863, pt. ii. 683, 365.]

J. A. H.