Career in China
Between 1869 and 1873, he was British Vice-Consul in Shanghai and subsequently became Consul General at Hankow, Wuhan from 1880 to 1886 then at Canton from 1886 until 1891. He retired in 1892 was made knight commander in the Order of St Michael and St George.
Marriage and family
In 1875, Chaloner married Laura, daughter of Dr. D. J. MacGowan of New York. He was also a freemason. His son, also called Chaloner Grenville Alabaster became Attorney General in Hong Kong from 1930 to 1945. His son went by the first name Grenville.
He was buried in East Cemetery, Bournemouth, England.
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