George Chattin
(Abt 1750-1823)
Catherine Pratt
(Abt 1750-1832)
James Chatton
Elizabeth Vincent
(Cir 1780-1837)
James Chatten
(Cir 1819-1886)


Family Links

1. Georgiana Tipper

2. Sophia Leach

James Chatten

  • Born: Cir 1819, Swefling, Suffolk
  • Christened: 10 Oct 1819, Swefling, Suffolk
  • Marriage (1): Georgiana Tipper on 15 Jun 1851 in Lambeth London, St Mary's Parish Church
  • Marriage (2): Sophia Leach on 22 Aug 1869 in St Luke, Chelsea, London
  • Died: 1886, Chelsea, London aged about 67

bullet  General Notes:

First name James
Last name Chatton
Baptism date 10 Oct 1819
Place Sweffling
Father's first name James
Father's last name Chatton
Mother's first name Elizabeth
Mother's last name -
Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

link to parents is best guess as no town of birth is shown on any census entry, Sweffling is near Rendham.
There is a link to his sister which supports this linkage and to fathers name & occupation

Marriages Jun qtr 1851 Chatten James // Tipper Eliza Lambeth 4 561

15 Jun1851 " both of full age" occ servant, residence shown as 9 Berkley Steet , father shown as James Chatten occ shoemaker
see marriage certificate
Berkley Steet is north off Piccadilly in todays Mayfair

James' sister Eliza on her marriage details also shows father as James Chatten, occ shoemaker

Middlesex Sessions Friday Jan 20 1854
Before Mr Serjeant Adams , Assistant Judge at the Guildhall, Westminster
The courts sat today to dispose of several cases which stood over from Wednesday.
Georgiana Chatten, a showily dressed woman, surrendered in discharge of her bail to take her trial on an indictment in which she was charged with assaulting her husband James Chatten , coffeehouse keeper, 5 Middle row south, Knightsbridge. She pleaded "Not guilty".

Old Bailey London 2 July 1855 Reference Number: t18550702-700
Georgiana Chatten , charged with feloniously wounding James Chatten, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.
James Chatten . I live at Middle-Row, South, Knightsbridge, and keep a coffee house; the prisoner is my wife.
Guilty of unlawfully wounding. Aged 23.- Confined Six Months

Old Bailey London 1856 Reference Number: t18560514-526
Georgiana Chatten, Breaking Peace , Wounding, 14th May 1856.
James Chatten . I keep a coffee shop at knightsbridge. The prisoner is my wife-she came out of prison on new year's day
Guilty of unlawfully wounding. Aged 24.- Judgment Respited.

Separated from Georgiana in 1856

During this trial James give evidence " I went over to my own sister's, at Rotherhithe"
this sister may be James' sister Eliza who is in Shoreditch in 1851, married, as Eliza Milburn.

possible 1841 census entry
James Chattin age 20 not born Middlesex Chelsea Middlesex
1841 census HO107/687/4 6 7

1851 census entry
James Chatten age 31 Suffolk lodger Westminster St John the Evangelist Middlesex occ cabman
not married
1851 census ho107 1479 89 5

not yet found on 1861 census

Marriages Sep qtr 1869 Chatten James // Leach Sophia Chelsea 1a 414
Shown on 1869 marriage to Sophia as age 49 widower Livery stable keeper so dob is abt 1820
Father given as James Chatten deceased, occ bailiff
see marriage certificate

Shown on 1871 census as age 52, cab proprietor / cab driver in Chelsea, address Pavillian Road
James Chatton age 52 Suffolk Head Chelsea London
Sophia Chatton age 37 Westmr wife Chelsea London
Thomas Chatton age 9 Chelsea, Middlesex son Chelsea London
Henry Chatton age 7 Chelsea, Middlesex son Chelsea London
Sophia Chatton age 4m Chelsea, Middlesex daughter Chelsea London
1871 census rg10 87 30 48

1881 census 51 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea
James Chatten age 61 Suffolk Head Chelsea London, occ Marine Store
Sophia Chatten age 44 Westr, Middlesex wife Chelsea London
Henry Chatten age 16 Chelsea, Middlesex son Chelsea London
Emma Chatten age 10 Chelsea, Middlesex daughter Chelsea London
William Chatten age 8 Chelsea, Middlesex son Chelsea London
1881 census rg11 85 24 42

Marine store dealer
A licensed broker (N. England and Scotland) (i) buys and sells used cordage, bunting, rags, timber, metal and other general waste materials; usually sorts waste, when purchased, by kind, grade, etc; repairs and mends sacks, etc., or employs workers for these purposes; (ii) in Scotland, a Ship Candler.

Deaths Dec qtr 1886 Chatten James 66 Chelsea 1a 237

summary from James' will dated 7Oct1886

Funds to provide trust fund income for wife and rest to be divided by
'my son James my natural son Henry Leach otherwise Chatten my daur Eliza and my son William'

Probate shows he owns the Talbot Hotel, Campsea Ash where his sister Eliza is living in 1871


bullet  Documentary notes:

1. Occupation: Livery stable keeper in 1869, Marine store in Chelsea , London in 1881 census.

2. Listed on 1881 census: Listed on 1881 census.

3. Marriage, 15 Jun 1851, Lambeth London, St Mary's Parish Church. ----------click picture to the right to view

4. Marriage, 22 Aug 1869, Chelsea, London. ----------click picture to the right to view

5. Death, 11 Oct 1886, Chelsea, Pavillion Road. ----------click picture to the right to view


James married Georgiana Tipper on 15 Jun 1851 in Lambeth London, St Mary's Parish Church. (Georgiana Tipper was born circa 1832 in Isleworth, Middlesex and died in 1864.)


James next married Sophia Leach, daughter of James Leach and Unknown, on 22 Aug 1869 in St Luke, Chelsea, London. (Sophia Leach was born about 1837 in Westminster, London and died in 1908 in Chelsea, London.)

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