Charles John Shoppee (1823-1897) was an architect and surveyor. Charles built up an important library of architectural work, many of which have been donated to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Charles was a founder member of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society. Charles assisted Browning and Henry Peek in forming the Huguenot Society. He was also a director of the French Hospital.
Charles’ great-grandfather was Jacques Chapuis. Jacques came from Condrieu, near Lyons and served in the French Army. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Oudenarde and brought to England.