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James Chappel

James Chappel, one of 240 convicts transported on the Forfarshire, 24 June 1843

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: James Chappel
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1821
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 1894
Age: 73 years

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 7 years

Crime: Larceny
Convicted at: Cheshire, Nether Knutsford Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Forfarshire
Departure date: 24th June, 1843
Arrival date: 12th October, 1843
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 239 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 91, Class and Piece Number HO11/13, Page Number 322
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

Anonymous on 21st September, 2012 wrote:

James Chappel was 18 years old on arrival, he was transported for stealing 1 1/2lbs., of mutton from James Chapman.

James was 5’6 1/4" tall, single, could read and write, protestant, ruddy complexion, brown hair and whiskers, grey eyes, large nose, small mouth and long chin.
Father: John
Mother: Anne
Brother: Isaac
All at his native place of Macclesfield.
Jame’s right arm had been broken.

12/1/1845: Released from 1st stage of Probation
15/9/1846: Misconduct in fighting-10 days imprisonment with hard labour. Treadwheel recommended.
3/8/1847: TOL
29/5/1849: Misconduct in being in the Circus theatre-10 days imprisonment with Hard Labout.
31/10/1849: Misconduct-Admonished.

8/1/1850: COF

16/1/1850: Passenger on the Shamrock, Launceston to Melbourne (free).

15/6/1853: Steerage Passenger on the Clarence, Launceston to Melbourne (Free).

11/5/1894: Died at 73 Bathurst Street, Hobart, aged 73.

Convict Changes History

Anonymous on 21st September, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1821-00-00, date of death 1894-00-00, gender m

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