Francis Cabot (1668- ) was Mayor of Southampton. Born in St Helier, the eldest son of Francois Cabot and Suzanne Gruchy, he emigrated to America in 1700, with his two brothers, George and John. George became a joiner at Boston. His descendants went into the ‘Wild West’, and established many farming families. John settled in Salem.
Francis returned to Europe in 1701, and became a successful and very wealthy merchant in Southampton. In 1716 he was Sheriff and in 1725 Mayor. In 1741 he bought the Manor of Houghton near Dover. He was still alive in 1748. His son Francis became Sheriff of Southampton in 1733.