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Jacques Chabot

Male Abt 1678 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Jacques Chabot  [1
    Born Abt 1678  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I752  Smythson Tree
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2016 

    Family Mary Lacy,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Nov 1693  St. James Dukes Place, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Entry in register has:
      James Chabot W, Mary Lacy S, Edward Woodward
      W widow, S, Spinster,
      Edward as witness?
     1. James Chabot,   b. 8 Aug 1702,   d. 1766  (Age 63 years)
     2. John Chabot,   b. 31 Jul 1705,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Chabot website has the following:
      He was sent to England when a child of about 7 years of age in the year 1685 or 1686, said to have been conveyed out of France concealed in a basket. He was reared in the household of the Duke of Bolton. He became a Barber-Surgeon. In the Indenture of his son John to a joiner, dated 6 November 1722 he is described as a Surgeon.
      His emigration will have followed the Edict of Nante being revoked forcing them as Hugenots to esape from the Catholics.

      Email from Mariam has the following:
      "Yes, on the Jacques Chabot entry which you kindly sent to me , I find that who was sent to England in a basket I have not found out at all. However, the Jacques Chabot who was a Surgeon was Jacques Chabot, David and George and John`s father, who died in
      England and was buried in St. Giles in the Fields 1712, and it was his son John who was the apprentice, which I sent him, but did not go through with it. By the way Jacques changed his name to James. By the way Jacques now James came down through Scotland to England.
      It was James Chabot married Mary Lacy in 1693,[ but he was a widower at the time of this marriage], St James Dukes Place Middlesex, as you know St.James Dukes is a Clandestine Church, as well as Fleet Street Prison where James Chabot married Mary Walker in 1733.
      James and Mary Chabot , nee Lacy, had three boys their names are -
      1. James Chabot, born 1702,
      2. Philip Chabot 1704 or 5,
      3. John Chabot.not sure of this one.

      James and Mary Chabot , nee Walker, and her sons are [ I`ll only do two]
      1. James Chabot
      2. Philip James Chabot.
      By the way a Margaret A. Whyllie wrote a book about our Chabots and De Rohan-Chabots and it is in the Huguenot
      Library. Unfortunately we do not have it here in Sydney, but I would love to see or hear where she left off.
      By the way I have joined the Huguenot society here in Sydney.

      I hope you got the will of James Chabot who died in 1712
      He states that he had George Chabot, David, and John, left a good deal of money to George and David, nothing to John
      because he did not approve of his wife, and nothing to James his Grandson.
      James and his wife was living in Paris in 1712, when his grandfather died."

      Correspondence from: Tony []
      "My link is via Emily Mary Chabot 1792-1817, (married Thomas Henry Pitcher), who died very soon after giving birth (in Nova Scotia), to Sarah Pitcher. Sarah's brother, Charles Chabot Pitcher, had either previously been left in England, or returned later, had a daughter Eliza,b1838 who married my gt grandfather, Joseph Woodward. His son, my grandfather, is shown as Frank Joseph Chabot Woodward, his daughter, (my aunt), is shown as Margarite Valois C Woodward. It is suspected that the initial C stands for Chabot. I am the last surviving Woodward,.
      Back to Emily Mary Chabot, she was the daughter of James Chabot 1765, the son of James Chabot 1702 where you link up.

      Re Jacques Chabot, I was recently given this:
      >The Chabot name is found around 1040. The head of the house in France in 1903 was the Duke DeRohan Chabot. The original ancestor was sent over to England from France in 1685 in a hamper concealed to escape from the Catholics. (Edict of Nantes) He was brought up in the family of the Duke of Belton. The Duke died in 1698. Young Chabot married and lived at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England.<

      The above is only an extract, written in 1903 by my great x2 uncle, Henry Purcell Pitcher. It confirms the report in the Dutch list, but omits the Christian name! it goes on the mention that James Chabot was buried (1839) in the 'family vault' In Lambeth Palace burial ground. This would have belonged to St Mary's adjoining the palace but was closed some time before! An overflow burial ground was across the road off Lambeth High St. Again, long since closed and now a recreation park. When he mentions the 'Edict of Nante' he means when it was revoked in 1685."

      Another email from Mariam has the following:
      "In 1709 James Chabot , this one is Thibaud`s, he became Nationalized, he was a Merchant.I also found a James
      Chabaud who at the age of 17 came to England in 1685/6, he fits in to our Chabot
      who arrived in a basket. I know that Chabaud is not spelt like we spell Chabot, but that is ok. Our James had Denizations taken out in 1694, because he married an English girl.
      Also when I found that our James was married in 1693 to Mary lacy, and I told Thiobaud, there were 2 Chabot`s at the same time, in London, ours was the younger one."

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] Chabot website, A Dutchman, (

    2. [S6] Marriage certificate.