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  • Spence Broughton, born at Sleaford, Lincolnshire, and formerly resident at Martin, near Gainsborough

    Date: 14 Apr 1792

    Crime:
    Highway robbery of George Leefley / George Leasley and stealing from his person the Rotherham Mail in Janaury 1791.

    Body hung in chains at Attercliffe Common. Broughton's body was apparently the last one to be hung upon a gibbet in Yorkshire. The gibbet post, with the remnants of Broughton's body, remained in place till the early 1820s.

    General Gaol Delivery, 19 Mar 1792; Calendar of Felons, 19 Mar 1792. Morning Herald, 27 Mar 1792. Lloyd's Evening Post, 16 Apr 1792. Criminal Chronology, p 111.

  • John Coldwell

    Date: March 1732

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the house of Joseph Fawcett and his wife Hannah Fawcett of Holbeck, clothier, and stealing money and a silver pint mug.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-95v; ASSI 45/19/2(2-3). London Evening Post, 28 Mar 1732.

  • Matthew Mason, born at Appletreewick, near Skipton-in-Craven

    Date: 6 Aug 1785

    Crime:
    Felony and sacrilege - breaking and entering the parish church of Hampsthwaite and stealing silver and copper coin and two silver communion cups valued at ?4 16s.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/35/2/131-132.

    TNA: ASSI 41/8. General Gaol Delivery, 9 Jul 1785; Calendar of Felons, 9 Jul 1785. Whitehall Evening Post, 9 Aug 1785. Criminal Chronology, p 96.

  • John Ward of Patrington, heckler, 22

    Date: 29 Mar 1731

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling houses of John Greenshaw, Israel Johnson and Robert Hildyard and the shop of David Tew, all of Patrington, and stealing sundry household goods and pieces of cloth.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-88v; ASSI 45/19/1(16-17,38). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 438. Daily Advertiser, 3 Apr 1731. London Journal, 10 Apr 1731. Criminal Chronology, p 46.

  • John Stewart

    Date: 29 Mar 1784

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Frances Petch / Frances Peach, spinster, at Richmond and stealing linen cloth valued at 16s and other goods.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/35/1/187-190.

    TNA: ASSI 41/8. Criminal Chronology, p 95.

  • John Riley / John Ryley of York

    Date: 23 Aug 1783

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night the dwelling house of Peter Pollard at the parish of St Helen's Stonegate in the City of York and stealing 380 yards of linen cloth valued at ?17 belonging to George Metcalfe.

    Tried at York City Assizes, Summer 1783. See also TNA: ASSI 45/34/4/26-30.

    TNA: ASSI 41/8. Public Advertiser, 15 Aug 1783. Criminal Chronology, p 94.

  • John Lucas of Leeds, carpet weaver, 36

    Date: 14 Apr 1792

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the shop of John Mundell and his brother Edward Mundell at St Michael, New Malton, and stealing a large quantity of linen drapery and other goods.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/3/134-143.

    General Gaol Delivery, 19 Mar 1792; Calendar of Felons, 19 Mar 1792. Morning Herald, 27 Mar 1792. Lloyd's Evening Post, 16 Apr 1792. Criminal Chronology, p 111.

  • Thomas Stearman of Leeds, pattern-ring maker, about 35

    Date: 14 Apr 1792

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the shop of John Mundell and his brother Edward Mundell at St Michael, New Malton, and stealing a large quantity of linen drapery and other goods.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/3/134-143.

    General Gaol Delivery, 19 Mar 1792; Calendar of Felons, 19 Mar 1792. Morning Herald, 27 Mar 1792. Lloyd's Evening Post, 16 Apr 1792. Criminal Chronology, p 111.

  • Benjamin Micklethwaite of Boothroyd, near Raistrick

    Date: 12 Apr 1817

    Crime:
    Burglary - breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Hanson of Boothroyd, near Raistrick, and stealing a large quantity of gold and silver coin and silver plate

    Micklethwite was part of the same gang as Gartside above; most of the othermembers were sentenced to transportation.

    Leeds Mercury, 5 Apr 1817.

  • James Braithwaite / James Herdimen of Bramham, yeoman / hawker and pedlar, 30

    Date: 19 Aug 1786

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Thomas Paxton of Long Preston, innkeeper, and stealing diverse silk and linen goods, clothes, etc., the property of Andrew Moffatt and John Bell.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/35/3/30-33.

    TNA: ASSI 41/8. General Gaol Delivery, 29 Jul 1786; Calendar of Felons, 29 Jul 1786. London Chronicle, 22 Aug 1786. Criminal Chronology, p 97.

  • 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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