Joseph Chatton
(Cir 1760-1837)
Ann West
(Abt 1760-)
Charles Chatten
(Cir 1785-1878)
Hanna Holden
(Abt 1790-1835)
West (Charles West) Chatten
(1811-Bef 1871)


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1. Martha Haill

West (Charles West) Chatten

  • Born: 20 Jul 1811, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
  • Christened: 30 Jul 1811, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
  • Marriage (1): Martha Haill in 1838 in Plomesgate District, Suffolk
  • Died: Bef 1871

bullet  General Notes:

30 Jul 1811 West son Charles & Hannah Chatton bn 20 Jul / late Holden Aldeburgh, St Peter & St Paul

West Chatten attended The Royal Naval Asylum school in Greenwich in 1922

The Royal Naval Asylum was an educational institution, founded under the name The British National Endeavour in 1798, by a Mr Andrew Thompson who strongly excited the charity of the British population by his ideas for a small "industrial school" for the orphans of military and naval personnel killed in action whilst defending Britain's interests.

After acquiring the Queen's House in Greenwich, and making substantial alterations, the school moved from Paddington to Greenwich in October 1807.

Marriages Mar qtr 1838 Chatton Charles West // Haill Martha Plomesgate 12 409

1841 census
Charles W Chattin age 29 born Suffolk Aldeburgh, Suffolk , occ seaman
Martha Chattin age 25 born Suffolk Aldeburgh, Suffolk
1841 census ho107 1031 Book1 ED2 32 15

on 1851 census age 39 Marrried occ Sailor in Dunwich, Suffolk
Born Aldbro, Suffolk

1861 census Vessel "Commerce" Romford, Essex
Given Name Surname Relationship Age Gender Birth place
Charles West Chatten Master 49 Male Woodbridge Suffolk
William Smith Mate 66 Male Woodbridge Suffolk
John Stanerd A B Seamn (Seaman) 20 Male Woodbridge Suffolk
Michel Stolery O R Seamn 16 Male Boiton Suffolk ( Boyton ? )

Register of Shipping and Seamen" for 1835 - 1836
Kew ref BT 150/1 page 857
No./ name/ age/ place of birth/Quality/Ship belonging to/ How disposed of
3327 Chatten West 25 Aldbro' Mariner Plough of Aldbro'
Dec 35 (1835)

From the National Archives and ships he was on.
ref BT 98 151
1837 Jan to Dec Vessel "Plough"
West CHATTON aged 28

1839 Jan to June Vessel "Plough"
West CHATTON aged 28 born Ald Mate
last ship "Nereid". Joined this ship 22 March 1834 left 10th May 1839

30 Jun 1844 to 31 Dec 1844
Vessel "Hercules"
West CHATTON aged 33 born Ald Mate
Voyages to and from London, Newcastle and Stockton.

reference BT 98/849 crew lists and agreements
1st January to 30th June 1846
Vessel "Jane" of 74 tons burden
4 voyages from Newcastle to Aldbro' and 1 to Newport and returned to Aldbro'
5 crew Master, Mate, 2 Mariners and a Lad
West Chatten age 35 born Aldbro' Mate

1st July to 31st December 1846
1 voyage from Aldbro' to Newport
1 to Gainsbro' and 3 to Newcastle
West Chatten age 35 born Aldbro' Mate
joined the ship in 1845 at Aldbro' and still remains at the end of the voyages.


bullet  Documentary notes:

1. Baptism, 30 Jul 1811, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. --- click picture to the right to view Aldeburgh Bishops Transcript

2. Occupation: Sailor in 1841 & 51.

3. Listed on 1851 census: Listed on 1851 census.

4. Occupation: Master mariner, 1855.


West married Martha Haill in 1838 in Plomesgate District, Suffolk. (Martha Haill was born about 1816 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk and died on 9 Jan 1889 in Birkenhead.)

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