Person    | Male  Born 1773  Died 1844

James Durnford Capel

James Durnford Capel

One of the wardens of Aske's Hospital in 1828. We have found two possible appearances on the web (and are convinced enough that they refer to our man that we've taken his dates):

A Family History site gives: "James Durnford Capel [1773 -1844] was a Bank of England cashier from 1793 until he died – a tremendously long working life of around 50 years. As well as a very long career, he must have held a post of considerable responsibility since he is listed in the London Gazette of 1818 as being one of only 26 cashiers authorised to sign Bank of England notes to the value of £5 upwards.Through him, Ann had many family links with London banking and legal circles, as well as the Stock Exchange." and "He and his wife ended their days in Abergavenny where his son Canon Bury Capel was vicar." Ed Pope History mentions the same man: "... James Durnford Capel 1773-1844 was a cashier of the Bank of England from 1793 until his death, and was acquitted of an assault on his ex-mistress Mary Parker in 1815."

Grace's Guide refers to a James Durnford Capel Junior, who may be our JDC's son. As an engineer of Limehouse he was bankrupt in 1830. And then from about 1841, was in partnership as Seaward & Capel, makers of engines for steamships, of Canal Iron Works, Millwall, until he left the business in 1851.

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James Durnford Capel

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Aske's Hospital - left - 1828

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