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David Popplewell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: David Popplewell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1826
Occupation: Soldier/labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 51 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Insubordination
Convicted at: Meerut General Court Martial
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Gazelle
Departure date: 6th February, 1848
Arrival date: 7th April, 1848
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 7 other convicts


Primary source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts
Source description:

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Community Contributions

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 wrote:

David Popplewell was convicted at Meerut, India for insubordination by striking a superior officer, Sgt. Wooten of 32nd Regiment. 14 yr sentence. Transported from Calcutta to Hobart Town, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), arriving 07/04/1848.
A soldier in the 32nd Regiment, 8mths. 3yrs in the 62nd. Previous charge of drunkeness.

Single man; native place of birth - near Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England; aged 22yrs; labourer; 5/8”; Protestant; can read & write; fresh complexion; brown hair; brown eyes.

14mths Probation at Cascades (south Hobart)
44 days gained by extra work
Assignments in Colony: New Town, Browns River, Hobart, Bothwell, Picton, Longford,

25/07/1854: Ticket of Leave, revoked twice, restored 1860.

Convict Changes History

Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 14 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: David, surname: Popplewell, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1826, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

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