Series MS 458/2/1 - James Chabot (1778-1850)

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MS 458/2/1


James Chabot (1778-1850)


  • 1798-1930s (Creation)

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(26 September 1937-)

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(1) ‘Journal of my journey through Part of England commencing 4 July & ending 1798’, by James Chabot
(2) ‘The Times’, containing Nelson’s report of the Battle of the Nile, Wednesday 3 October, 1798
(3) Illustrated account of a naval battle at Naples by Admiral Saumarez, given to James Chabot in 1810, with letter of thanks from R Saumarez to ‘My dear Admiral’, 1858, and modern note
(4) Poem to Chabot inviting him to attend the Anglo Sicilian Flotilla in 1810, annotated with other verse and note explaining the poem’s circumstances, addressed to Mrs Low ‘with Mrs Smyth’s friendly remembrances’, plus modern context note
(5) Note of baptism certificate of son, George Stooks Chabot, Bloomsbury, 1821
(6) Copy baptismal certificate of daughter, Emily Sempronia Chabot, Bloomsbury, 1826 [d.1828]


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James Chabot (1778-1850) of London married Harriet Beek, the aunt of explorer Dr. Charles T Beke. He traded as a Merchant in Malta at least between 1804 -1815 and is recorded as a 'commercial broker' in London thereafter, subsequently moving to live at Mexico City, where he died a 'Merchant of this City' trading mainly in hardwoods. It was in Mexico where Alexander F Low married his daughter, Mary Ann Julia Chabot (1816-1899). [Source: Anna Philpott]


Married Harriet Beek in 1810. Father of James, Charles Philip, Harriet Charlotte Sabarella, Mary Anne Julia, George Stooks and Emily Sempronia

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