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Chamberlain, Henry

Male 1796 - 1844


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  • Christened  2 Oct 1796  St Swithin Stone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  8 Sep 1844  Bemuda, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I02218  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2015 

    Father  Chamberlain, Henry,   c. 20 Sept 1773, St. Marylebone, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1829, Regents Park, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Harrod, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1775, Of Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1813 
    Married  01 Jan 1795  St Andrew Undershaft, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00679  Group Sheet

    Family  Mullen, Harriett,   b. Abt 1806, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 30 Apr 1866, Kensal Green, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 May 1826 
    Children 
     1. Chamberlain, Henry Orlando Robert,   b. 15 Ded 1828, Barbados, West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1870, Bruges, Belguim Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Chamberlain, Ursula,   c. 14 Jan 1833, Woolwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Chamberlain, Annabella Ann,   c. 10 Apr 1835, Woolwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1891, Of Exetor, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Chamberlain, Edward Augustus Frederick,   c. 18 Mar 1842, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00841  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Fruit Sellers in Lapa
    Fruit Sellers in Lapa
    Watercolur by Henry Chamberlain

  • Notes 
    • Born 02.10.1796 St Swithin London Stone -London son of Henry and Eliza.
      An officer in the Royal Artillery, and the eldest son and heir of Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet, by his first spouse Elizabeth Harrod.


      Also an amateur artist Henry Chamberlain 1796-1844 who spent time in Brazil between 1815-1820 died in Bemuda in 1844. Published his "The views, album and Customs of the Inhabitants of City and Neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"
      The University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies[1] has an album of drawings by Lieutenant Chamberlain, Royal Artillery, done during the years 1819 and 1820, with descriptive explanations (London, 1822). His watercolours formed the basis of this famous album of 36 lithographs. Each picture is accompanied by a detailed explanation of the particular subject. Chamberlain is described as the son of the British consul-general in Rio, who visited Brazil in 1819-20 at the age of 23.

      He married on May 11, 1826, Harriet (d. April 30, 1866) daughter of J. Mullen, Lieutenant-Colonel of the 1st Royal Regiment of Foot. They had issue, including their son and heir Sir Henry Orlando Robert Chamberlain, 3rd Baronet.