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  • Samuel Lundy of Newbald, near Market Weighton, and lately of Sculcoates, husbandman, 37

    Date: 11 Apr 1801

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing from William Jennings of Melbourne, near Pocklington; the judge reported his crime aggravated by resorting to perjury in his defence.

    Lundy was married with six children; his brother-in-law and accomplice, William Vaux, was found guilty of the same crime but reprieved to transportation.

    Hull Packet, 31 Mar 1801; 14 Apr 1801. Criminal Chronology, p 138.

  • Job Hey of North Dean

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the farmhouse of George Haigh at Copley Gate, Skircoat, and stealing a gun and a pistol on a night in August 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of an informer, Joseph Carter. Hey was in the second batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • John Hill

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the farmhouse of George Haigh at Copley Gate, Skircoat, and stealing a gun and a pistol on a night in August 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of an informer, Joseph Carter. Hill was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • William Hartley of Warley, near Halifax, tailor, 41

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the farmhouse of George Haigh at Copley Gate, Skircoat, and stealing a gun and a pistol on a night in August 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of an informer, Joseph Carter. Hartley was in the second batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • Richard Puncheon / Charles Puncheon, 20

    Date: 12 Aug 1820

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Jonathan Lee in Stanington, Bradford, threatening the inhabitants with violence and stealing goods.

    Morning Chronicle, 24 Jul 1820. Leeds Mercury, 19 Aug 1820. Criminal Chronology, p 157.

  • William Kettlewell, 20

    Date: 12 Aug 1820

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Jonathan Lee in Stanington, Bradford, threatening the inhabitants with violence and stealing goods.

    Morning Chronicle, 24 Jul 1820. Leeds Mercury, 19 Aug 1820. Criminal Chronology, p 157.

  • James Hartley of Manchester

    Date: 17 Apr 1790

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house or shop of William Sanderson at Preston and stealing diverse linen and clothing goods to the value of ?10 and over.

    General Gaol Delivery, 23 Mar 1790; Calendar of Felons, 23 Mar 1790. Whitehall Evening Post, 20 Apr 1790. Criminal Chronology, p 103.

  • John Swallow, coal-miner

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Samuel Moxon of Upper Whitley, Kirkheaton, and stealing money and butter on 4 Jul 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of informers, Earl Parkin and Samuel Parkin. Swallow was in the second batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • John Batley, coal-miner

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Samuel Moxon of Upper Whitley, Kirkheaton, and stealing money and butter on 4 Jul 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of informers, Earl Parkin and Samuel Parkin. Batley was in the second batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • Joseph Fisher, coal-miner

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Samuel Moxon of Upper Whitley, Kirkheaton, and stealing money and butter on 4 Jul 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of informers, Earl Parkin and Samuel Parkin. Fisher was in the second batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • Thomas Clark / John Sanderson / John Saunderson

    Date: Lent 1747

    Crime:
    Stealing 6 silver spoons and a gold ring valued at 15s from the dwelling house of John Wharton; transportation 7 years Lent 1747.

    Subsequently found guilty of being at large while under sentence of transportation and also of horse stealing; hanged at York 25 Mar 1749.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4.

  • Thomas Cowpland / Thomas Coopland of Harwood, husbandman

    Date: Lent 1727

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a dark grey horse belonging to Anthony Shirwin of Kirkby; reprieved 14 years Lent 1729.

    Receiving county charity and name on bread petition in York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-53v,73v; ASSI 45/18/4(11-12); ASSI 45/18/6(96); SP 36/10.

  • Peter Towle / Peter Towl of Barton, labourer

    Date: Lent 1728

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black horse and pack belonging to John Staines of Pickering, dyer, stolen from Joseph Dresser's inn in Kirkbymoorside; reprieved 14 years Lent 1729.

    Receiving county charity and name on bread petition in York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-69,73v; ASSI 45/184(85-8); ASSI 45/18/6(96); SP 36/10.

  • Joseph Wood

    Date: Lent 1737

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding; also stealing from a dwelling house; reprieved 14 years Summer 1737.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/1(132-4).

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4.

  • James Shore

    Date: Lent 1737

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a brown gelding belonging to Joseph Jackson; also stealing 6 guineas and 51s belonging to Daniell Marshall; reprieved 14 years Summer 1737.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/1(110).

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4.

  • Joseph Allen

    Date: Lent 1736

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare belonging to William Attley; and sheep stealing - 3 wethers belonging to George Thompson and 3 weathers belonging to John Pease; reprieved 14 years Summer 1736.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/20/2(1-9).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-126,128,130v; ASSI 41/3. Calendar of Felons, 2 Aug 1736.

  • Richard Kidd

    Date: Summer 1743 York City

    Crime:
    Horse stealing; reprieved.

    Died in gaol awaiting transportation.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4.

  • Stephen Mires / Stephen Myres

    Date: Summer 1718

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the house of John Moorehouse and Thomas Moorehouse, brothers and husbandmen of Skipton, Craven, and stealing ?5, 1s on 28 July 1718, three weeks after his release from York Castle Gaol on a previous charge of horse stealing. Reprieved.

    Not in 1723 shipment to Virginia. May have died in gaol. Was alive at Yorkshire Assizes Lent 1721, but not in list of reprieved transports for Yorkshire Assizes Summer 1721.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-1v,26v; ASSI 45/18/1-19.

  • Robert White / Peter West

    Date: Lent 1724

    Crime:
    Horse stealing; reprieved 28 Feb 1729.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-48; ASSI 45/18/6-96; SP 36/10.

  • George Hobson

    Date: Summer 1723

    Crime:
    Horse stealing; reprieved 14 years Lent 1729.

    Not in 1723 shipment to Virgina. May have died in gaol. Receiving county charity and signed bread petition in York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-45,48,51,73v; ASSI 45/18/6-96; SP 36/10.

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  • Henry Robinson of Butterwick, Barton / Holm, horse dealer and farmer

    Date: 1729

    Name appears on list of poor debtors receiving county bread charity in York Castle, 1728.

    London Gazette 6783, 31 May 1729, p 4; 6785, 7 Jun 1729, p 3. Beverley Archives: QSF/80/E/9

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