Charles Chabot

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Charles Chabot (baptised 19 March 1815 – 15 October 1882) was an English graphologist who, as part of the firm of Netherclift, Chabot and Matheson,[1] was an early practitioner of questioned document examination.

Chabot was born Battersea, the son of Charles, a lithographer, and Amy née Pearson, a couple of Hugenot descent.[2]

Beginning as a lithographer, he developed as an expert in handwriting and became sought after as an expert witness in a variety of famous trials including the Roupell case and the Tichborne Case.[2]

In 1871, Chabot became involved in establishing the identity of Junius and concluded that he was Sir Philip Francis.[2][3]

Chabot married Sarah née Nichols in 1842 and the couple parented at least one son, Charles. Chabot died at home in London.[2] and was buried at the South Metropolitan Cemetery at West Norwood


  1. ^ Harris, J. (2001). The Roupells of Lambeth. London: The Streatham Society. pp. 95, 124. ISBN 1-873520-37-9. 
  2. ^ a b c d Henderson (2004)
  3. ^ Chabot (1871)