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Brothers: [[Battier, Nicholas]] & [[Battier, John Ralph]] (Source 1)
 
Brothers: [[Battier, Nicholas]] & [[Battier, John Ralph]] (Source 1)
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Spouse: [[Battier, Anna Elisabeth |Anna Elisabeth Battier]] (born Storp)
  
 
Son: [[Battier, Jean Jaques Christophersen]] (1773-1805) ([https://www.geni.com/people/Jean-Jacques-Battier-Jean-Jaques/6000000012952295104 Geni.com])
 
Son: [[Battier, Jean Jaques Christophersen]] (1773-1805) ([https://www.geni.com/people/Jean-Jacques-Battier-Jean-Jaques/6000000012952295104 Geni.com])

Latest revision as of 13:30, 8 November 2019

Christope Battier, painted by Jens Juel along with his wife in July 1772. Probably private ownership, found on Artnet.com

Born in 1733 in St. Leonhard, Basel, Switzerland (Geni.com), died 1786 in Paris by suicide. (Ancestry)

Family
Father: Battier, Johan Jacob (Source 1)

Mother: Battier, Maria Rosina (Source 1)

Brothers: Battier, Nicholas & Battier, John Ralph (Source 1)

Spouse: Anna Elisabeth Battier (born Storp)

Son: Battier, Jean Jaques Christophersen (1773-1805) (Geni.com)

Likely distantly related to the merchant Iselin, Reinhard, also from Basel. (Friedrich Weiss-Frey: Heinrich Iselin von Rosenfeld und sein Geschlecht)

Timeline
1760-3-24 - Naturalized in England with his brothers and parents. (Source 1)

1765-11-3 - Together with Iselin, Reinhard, Tutein, Peter, and Bruckner, Friderich, he served as godfather for an un-named Moer owned by Wint, Geurt Sprevert de - of the trading company Geurt Spr. de Wint & Comp. The slave was baptised into the Calvinist faith in the Reformist Church chapel of Copenhagen and renamed Reinhard (the same name as his promenent godfather Iselin). (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger)

1770-6 - Advertised as the new Bogholder of DAC after Bornowsky, Joan. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger, 1770-6-29, p. 2)

1772-3-25 - Married Stolp, Anna Elisabeth (Ancestry & Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger 1772-3-27, p. 3)

1773-4-16 - Son Battier, Jean Jaques is born, baptised six days later in Reformert Kirke in Copenhagen. (Geni.com)

1773 - Took over as Bogholder of DAC after Bornowsky, John. (Klem 1985, I:66)

1774-4 - Named as Participant in the barony of Høgholm north of Copenhagen. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger, 1774-4-8, p.1)

1774-10-29 - Wrote a letter to Wiedewelt, Johannes, sculptor and director of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. (Royal Library, Håndskriftsamlingens Brevbase)

1776-1778 - Owned the ship AMALIE CHRISTIANE of Copenhagen, 91 kmcl. The ship sailed from Denmark via Greenland to St Croix before returning to Copenhagen around 1777. (Marcussen Ship Database)

1778 - Became Elder in Reformert Kirke in Copenhagen. (Bruun Rasmussen and Ellen Poulsen 1991, I:54)

1783-5-23 - Announed in the papers as "being banquerupt to the extent of three barrels of gold" after apparetly having fled the country with the authorithies in pursuit. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger)

1783-5-6 - A case between Battier and the estate of the late captain Graae, Anders Hansen was settled in the Supreme Court. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger 1783-5-6, p. 1)

1783-5 - Listed in a Copenhagen paper that a shipping crate was waiting for him in Copenhagen Harbour office: "En Kasse mrk. C. 4 med en lang Streg B." Delivered by captain Peder Anderseni from London. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger, 1783-5-14, p.4) The crate was still there a month later.

1783-6-5 - 18 DAC stocks pawned by Battier is to be sold. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger 1783-6-3, p. 5)

1783-6-6 - 15 DAC stocks and 80 stocks in the baltic company pawned by Battier is to be sold. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger 1783-6-6, p. 6)

1873-6-11 - 80 stocks in the Baltic company pawned by Battier will be sold at Børsen. Several stocks belonging to Haaber, Otto Christian will be sold the following day. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger 1783-6-10, p. 5)

1783-6-27 - Lots of Chinese and Indian cloth along with tea pawned by Battier is sold at the DAC warehouse. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger 1783-6-27, p. 6)

1783-9-5 - Three stocks in Vestindiske Handelsselskab and four stocks in Sukkerraffinaderiet paa Nørregade pawned by Battier to be sold in Børsen. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger 1783-9-3, p. 6)

1784-1-20 - Three half stocks of 500 rigsdaler in Søassurancecompagniet and one stock in Bryggeriet og Sukker=Raffinaderiet paa Nørregade" pawned by Battier to be sold. (Kiøbenhavns Kongelig alene priviligerede Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger 1784-1-19, p. 5)

1786 - May - Shot himself dead in Paris in the Tuileries Garden. Accordning to Danish newspapers, he had stayed for some time in Paris, where he, alledgedly, "had lost everything in the lottery". A couple of Danish gold coins were found in his pocket. (De til forsendelse med posten alene priviligerede Kiøbenhavnske Tidender. May 29. 1786)

1788-9-18 - The name Christophe Battier appears in the files of a French notary. (The French National Archives)

Sources
Source 1: Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England & Ireland 1701-1800, The Publications of The Huguenot Society of London, vol. XXVII, 1923