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George Chappel

George Chappel, one of 220 convicts transported on the David Lyon, 29 April 1830

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Chappel
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: -
Occupation: Butcher
Date of Death: 1849
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Sheep-stealing
Convicted at: Bedford Assizes
Sentence term: Life
Ship: David Lyon
Departure date: 29th April, 1830
Arrival date: 18th August, 1830
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 220 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 351 (178)
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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Anonymous on 18th September, 2012 wrote:

George Chappel/Chappell/Cobley was 49 years old on arrival in VDL.

Ship Report: Character very bad, has been convicted before and has been following the trade of Butcher as a Cloak to receive stolen sheep.

George was blin the his right eye, had dark blue eyes, dark brown to grey hair and whiskers, 5’7 1/2" tall, protestant, was married to Elizabeth, had 10 children, all at his native place of Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire.

1830-35: Assigned to Mr Scott.

8/12/1830: Drunk and neglect of duty - 25 lashes.
19/3/1832: Being in the Longford Hotel for tippling -Reprimanded.
28/8/1833: Disobedience - Severely Reprimanded.
22/4/1835: Insolence - Reprimanded at his Master’s request.
31/12/1835: Insolence and neglect of duty - 4 hours in the stocks.
2/9/1836: Neglect of duty and Insolence - 12 lashes.
26/12/1836: AWOL - 12?????

23/8/1838: TOL
1/7/1842: CP

19/5/1855: Subscribed to the Patriotic Fund.

Could find no death or marriage for George.

Patricia on 2nd January, 2017 wrote:

George was given a free pardon on 1st July 1842. Pardon 1844 Age: 62 Van Diemen’s Land Granted Pardon: Time in Colony: 12 years. Holding Ticket of Leave: 3 Years “Having been in? long in the Colony and conduct fair”.
Record set Tasmania deaths 1803-1933 First name(s) George Last name Chepple Birth year 1779 Death year 1849 State Tasmania Country Australia District Longford Sex Male Age at death 70 Registration year 1849 Registration number 203. Cause of death Paralytic Stroke.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 18th September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1781-00-00, gender m

Patricia on 2nd January, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 0000 (prev. 1781), date of death: 1849 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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