Full name[]

Jacob Chappuzeau

Name variations[]

Iakov Shapizo

Vital Statistics[]


It is almost certain that Jacob was descended from Samuel Chappuzeau (1625-1701), and was probably his grandson, because there was only one Chappuzeau family in Hannover. Possible candidates for his father are Laurent Chappuzeau (c1654-1724), Henri Albert Chappuzeau (1660-?) and Jean Chappuzeau (1662-?)


The Amburger Archive lists an unnamed Chappuzeau whose sister married Count Jean Armand L'Estocq.

This was not accurate, She has since been identified as Helene Clara, daughter of Laurent, who married Ludwig L'Estocq, Jean's brother, in 1720. They divorced in 1726 after having one child..

Since Alexander (Jacob's son) is listed as nephew of L'Estocq, and was involved in the L'Estocq affair, it is implied that the unnamed Chappuzeau and his sister were both siblings of Jacob.

Count L'Estocq was physician to Catherine the Great.


  • (1) 8th May 1718 Anna von Kellerman (1700-1757) Born Moscow


Alexander b c1720

Alexander had one recorded child, Anna, born in Astrakhan 22 Jan 1755

Magdalena Freiderike christened in Reval (now Tallinn, Estonia ) 15 Sep 1721

Anna Justina christened in Reval 7 Nov 1722

Catherina christened in Reval 12 Oct 1725

Dorothes christened in Reval 1 Oct 1726

Hermann Jacob christened 28 Sept 1727 died 22 June 1732

Ernst Jacob christened 30 Nov 1729

Peter christened 17 Jan 1731

Hermann b 1732

Jakob christened in Reval 13 May 1733

As far as is known, all dates given are Old Style. For new style, add 11 days


Little is known of his life apart from his naval career.


Jakob first appears in the records as a Lieutenant in the English fleet. He was a Captain in the Russian fleet from 1716, and captured three Swedish ships during the Nordic War. This was the first victory of the Russian fleet on the open sea.

He later commanded a number of ships in the Russian navy


Peter Possiet der Roussier, Russian lieutenant (????-1790), was married on 5th June 1776 in Moscow to Anna de Chappuzeau (1755-1826), the daughter of Alexander de Chappuzeau. They are amongst the ancestors of the family of Stael von Holstein.




  1. Genealogy of Thomas Baron Stael von Holstein
  2. Amburger Archive (Compiled by Prof Amburger)

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