Philip Jupp and his sons Henry and James were members of the Shipley Gang. They were part of an early 19 century criminal gang of rural labourers who operated between 1816-1817 in and around Horsham, West Sussex.
Philip Jupp was imprisioned for 6 months while his sons Henry and James were transported to Australia in 1818.
I am currently a very mature student in the final year of a history dergree. My dissertation is about the Shipley Gang. Were they a bunch of 'bad apples' or a group of rural labourers responding to the social and economic conditions of the time?
Apart from an academic interest in the Shipley Gang I also have a personal interest as James Rapley, ring leader of the gang, was my 6x great uncle.
I would be very grateful for any information anyone is willing to share about the Jupp family, before and after their convictions. I am especially interested in Henry and James Jupp and their lives in Australia. I also wonder why their brother Thomas Jupp did not become involved in the Gang. Had he moved away from the area by 1816?
Any information used in my dissertation will be fully referenced.
Thank you in anticipation of offers of help,