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Jane Capel

Jane Capel, one of 180 convicts transported on the Garland Grove, 14 June 1841

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Jane Capel
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1817
Occupation: House servant
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 61 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Arson
Convicted at: Devonshire Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Garland Grove
Departure date: 14th June, 1841
Arrival date: 10th October, 1841
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 178 other convicts

References

Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 337 (170). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Friends of St. Johns Orphan School
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Nell Murphy on 17th September, 2018 wrote:

Jane CAPEL was convicted at Devon, England on 11 March 1841 for arson - setting fire to haysticks. Previous convictions. Life sentence. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) per the ship ‘Garland Grove’ arriving 10 Oct 1841.

Single woman; aged 24 yrs; house servant; 4’10” height; florid complexion; brown hair; Haze eyes.
Place of birth: Silverton nr Exeter, England (ref. Convict Description List)

VDL:
Assigned to work services in the Colony.  Several records of misconduct and punishments. Time spent at the Female Factory Hobart, Launceston & Ross.
15 May 1845: Sentence extended 3 months.

26 Aug 1846: Birth of female child, Amelia CAPEL (father not named) at Launceston. Mother - Jane CAPEL, female convict.  (ref. 33/1/23 no. 1430)
Amelia was later admitted to the Queens Orphanage, New Town, nr Hobart - on 21 Sept 1850. She died there due to illness on 25 March 1854, aged 4 yrs 6mths.  Mother is recorded as Jane CAPEL per ‘Garland Grove’. Her name is one on the Memorial Plaque at St. Johns, New Town. (ref. SWD6, 28)

31 Jan 1848: Application for permission to marry - to William Hortin or Horten.  No record located for actual marriage.

6 Feb 1849 Delivered of a child, named Abraham, at the Ross Female Factory Nursery. (name is indexed at “Caple”.  (ref. 33/1/26 no. 863 Campbell Town district) (Note: There is a marriage for a Abraham Capple, in 1875 which may be the same person?)

4 Aug 1849: Illtreating her child. 1 mth hard labour.
9 Nov 1852: Ticket of Leave granted.
11 April 1854: Ticket of Leave revoked - absent from Muster.

Convict Changes History

Nell Murphy on 17th September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 337 (170). Tasmanian Archives - convict records (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Numb

Nell Murphy on 17th September, 2018 made the following changes:

source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/12, Page Number 337 (170). Tasmanian Archives - convict records. Friends of St. Johns Orphan School (prev. Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Clas

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