Hi, I just came across this site. My name is Bernadette Sapwell , Im 28 I live in London.
I have some information and birth records of the Sapwell family. I also have records of a William Sapwell who is in a 'London Book of Murder'. He stabbed a policman who chased him after breaking and entering a property. This was at a time of great poverty in London. Many of the Sapwell family at this time were sent to Australia for petty crimes. They are well documented arrivals in australia. Many bacame sheep farmers etc.
The Sapwell family has a coat of arms with symbol 'from obsurity to light'
There is just a small number of members of the family some of which still live in Buckinghamshire and may be able to help.
Although I have just a limited volume of information I would be pleased to forward any more.