James Chapple (born 1612) was hanged at Exeter for the murder of Alice Bragg. An Abstract from the Chancery Warrants reads:


“24th May. II Charles I. (A.D. 1635) ...... at the Assize held at Exeter on the 18th March 8 Charles I (A.D. 1632) James Chapel and Thomas Whitmore, husbandmen, both of Colliton, in the county of Devon, were convicted of the murder of Alice Bragg, on the previous 2nd of February, by inflicting a mortal wound in her throat, and that John Sampson, of Colliton, gentleman, was also convicted for having aided and abetted the said James and Thomas before the murder, namely on the 31st January before the said 2nd of February, &c. The lands &c of all are therefore forfeited &c. It was found by Inquisition taken at Exeter the 15th January 10 Charles I (A.D. 1635), that the said John Sampson was seized in his demesne as of fee of and in all that late dissolved Chantry of St. John the Baptist in Colcombe within the parish of Colliton and of and in &c. Here follows the description of other property of the said John Sampson: Know ye that we by these presents &c do give &c, to Peter Newton, John Chase of Membury, Henry Godsall of Taunton, merchant, Philip Lissant of Taunton, the younger, mercer, and Robert Carswell of Lyme Regis, mercer, all the said Chantry &c. Delivered to the keeper of the Great Seal to execute on the 4th June, 1635.”