Merchant in Nantes.
Member of a well-known mercantile family in Guernsey. Implicated as a possible spy when his father was accused of owning British privateers at Guernsey. The matter was dropped, and Dobrée’s reputation survived unimpaired. A partner in the mercantile firm of Schweighauser & Dobrée. He and his mother- in-law carried on the firm after Schweighauser’s death in 1781. Served as United States consul in Nantes (1794-99).
Born in Guernsey. Son of Thomas Dobrée. Married in July, 1777 to Marie-Rose Schweighauser, the eldest daughter of Jean- Daniel Schweighauser, American agent at Nantes.