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General John Doveton, K.C.B.          1783-1857
John was born in January 1783, the son of William Doveton and Eleanor Beale, in St Helena, Atlantic Ocean.

Victorine Mottet de La Fontaine       1790-1868
Victorine was born about 1790, the daughter of Benedict Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp, in India.
They did not have any children.

  However, they did officially adopt their nephew John Holroyd, born on 20 December 1823, on 23 September 1857, changing his name to John Holroyd-Doveton

  John Born 20 Dec 1823   India Married Pauline Law de Clapernon

Birth of Parents
John Doveton b: Jan 1783  c: 20 Jul 1783       St Helena, Atlantic Ocean
son of William Doveton and Eleanor Beale

Victorine Mottet de La Fontaine b: abt 1790               India
daughter of Benedict Mottet de La Fontaine and Marie Marguerite Villon de Fécamp

Marriage
14 Mar 1808
John Doveton
Victorine Mottet de La Fontaine
Pondicherry, India

1851 Census HO107-1467-44-23 31 March 1851 St John Paddington, Middlesex
5 Sussex Square
John Doveton
Victorine (Wife)
Plus 6 Servants
Age 68
Age 61
Lt-Gen, Army, K.C.B.
Lady
St Helen
Pondicherry
(Brit Subject) abt 1783
abt 1790

Death
General Sir John Doveton, K.C.B., Madras Cavalry Died 23 Sep 1857

The Times, Monday, Aug 8, 1898                         DEATHS
  On the 23rd Inst., at Vichy, General Sir John Doveton, K.C.B.,of the Hon. Company's Madras Service, and formerly Aide-to-Camp to the Most Noble the Marquis of Wellesley, late Governor-General of India, Aged 74.

1861 Census RG9-7 8 April 1861 St John Paddington, Middlesex
5 Sussex Square
Victorine Doveton (Widow)
Charles A. (Nephew)**
Edward W. (Nephew)**
Plus 6 Servants
Age 71
Age 9
Age 8
Widow of Sir John Doveton K.C.B.
Scholar
Scholar
East Indies
East Indies
East Indies
  abt 1790
6 Jun 1851
24 Aug 1852
        ** Sons of John Holroyd and Pauline de Capernon
Death
Lady Victorine (Mottet de La Fontaine) Doveton Died 16 May 1868, Age 78,       London       1868 2Q Kensington 1a 36

The Times, Tuesday, May 19, 1868                         DEATHS
  On the 16th inst., at 5 Sussex Square, Hyde Park, Lady Doveton, widow of General Sir John Doveton, K.C.B.
LONDON   8 JUl 1868                         Probate
DOVETON, Dame Victorine, The Will of Dame Doveton, late of 5 Sussex-square, Hyde Park, in the County of Middlesex, Widow, deceased, who died 16 May 1868, at 5 Sussex-square, aforesaid, was proved at the Principal Registry, by the oaths of George Russell, of 1 New-court Temple, in the City of London, Judge of the Derbyshire County Court, the Nephew, and Cecil Henry Russell, of 21 Old-square, Lincoln's Inn, in the County aforesaid, Barrister-at-Law, two of the Executors.
  Effects under £12,000   Resworn July 1969 under £14,000.

SPECIAL THANKS  to Penny Graham, of England, for inspiring the research of this family, and for many of the details provided.