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  • Benjamin Gartside of Lindards, Aldmonbury, neighbour to Edmund Shaw

    Date: 12 Apr 1817

    Crime:
    Burglary - breaking and entering the dwelling house of Edmund Shaw and his wife Mary Shaw of Lingards and stealing a large quantity of bank notes and gold and silver coin.

    Gartside was part of the same gang at Micklethwaite below; most of the other members were sentenced to transportation

    Leeds Mercury, 22 Mar 1817; 5 Apr 1817.

  • Maurice Campfield / Morris Camfield of Ireland, Roman Catholic, road worker

    Date: 30 Nov 1824

    Crime:
    Burglary (with Michael White) in the dwelling house of Edward Ellis, 67, keeper of the toll-bar at Newton, in the township of Stanley, stealing upwards of ?80 in money and promissory notes, the property of Ellis.

    Leeds Mercury, 14 Aug 1824; 4 Dec 1824. William Moody, Crown Cases Reserved for Consideration, 1837, vol 1, p 42.

  • Michael White of Ireland, Roman Catholic, road worker

    Date: 30 Nov 1824

    Crime:
    Burglary (with Maurice Campfield) in the dwelling house of Edward Ellis, 67, keeper of the toll-bar at Newton, in the township of Stanley, stealing upwards of ?80 in money and promissory notes, the property of Ellis.

    Leeds Mercury, 14 Aug 1824; 4 Dec 1824. William Moody, Crown Cases Reserved for Consideration, 1837, vol 1, p 42.

  • David Lord of Erringden, weaver

    Date: 5 Apr 1788

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the warehouse of John Knowles and James Knowles of Stoodley in Langfield, worsted manufacturers, and stealing diverse parcels of worsted yarn.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/36/2/115-119.

    General Gaol Delivery, 8 Mar 1788; Calendar of Felons, 8 Mar 1788. Public Advertiser, 11 Apr 1788. Criminal Chronology, p 99.

  • Thomas Greenwood of Erringden, weaver

    Date: 5 Apr 1788

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the warehouse of John Knowles and James Knowles of Stodley in Langfield / Hodley near Halifax, worsted manufacturers, and stealing diverse parcels of worsted yarn.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/36/2/115-119.

    General Gaol Delivery, 8 Mar 1788; Calendar of Felons, 8 Mar 1788. Public Advertiser, 11 Apr 1788. Criminal Chronology, p 99.

  • John Smith

    Date: Summer 1773

    Crime:
    Multiple counts of sheep stealing in the parishes of Pannal (property of William Wade, Philip Hardcastle), Knaresborough and Harewood (property of Stephen Barrett, Hugh Barrett, Isaac Beck).

    Sentenced to hang at Yorkshire Summer Assizes 1773, but died in gaol before sentence carried out. See also TNA: ASSI 45/31/1/268-276 (may include multiple John Smiths).

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8.

  • Leonard Howson of Arksey, near Doncaster

    Date: 19 Mar 1768

    Crime:
    Stealing a bill of exchange (from the Doncaster post office) drawn for the payment of ?98 13s 9d belonging to Edward Sorrey out of the dwelling house of Mary Newbold; also notes belonging to Ellen Robinson, John Routh and John Thompson.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/29/1/80-81.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 2 Mar 1768. Public Advertiser, 22 Jan 1768. Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser, 25 Mar 1768. Criminal Chronology, p 85.

  • William Allison, post delivery officer

    Date: 6 Apr 1776

    Crime:
    Stealing a bill of exchange belonging to John Spencer of Doncaster from a letter sent by the post; also a bill of exchange belonging to Joseph Drabble.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/32/2/18-20.

    TNA: ASSI 41/7. General Gaol Delivery, 9 Mar 1776. General Evening Post, 9 Apr 1776.

  • James Ramsden of High Town, Dewsbury, 27

    Date: 12 Apr 1823

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night (with Robert Gill) into the dwelling house of Philip Bright of Doncaster and stealing gold watches and chains, silver cutlery, etc. to value of ?1200, the property of Philip Bright of Doncaster,

    Had earlier escaped from York Castle before being arrested for the robbery in Doncaster.

    Leeds Mercury, 22 Mar 1823. Particulars of the Trial and Execution of R. Gill and J. Ramsden, BL: 1870.c.2(661).

  • Robert Gill of Aberford, former soldier and Waterloo veteran, 35

    Date: 12 Apr 1823

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night (with James Ramsden) into the dwelling house of Philip Bright of Doncaster and stealing gold watches and chains, silver cutlery, etc. to value of ?1200, the property of Philip Bright of Doncaster.

    Had earlier escaped from York Castle before being arrested for the robbery in Doncaster.

    Leeds Mercury, 31 Aug 1822; 22 Mar 1823. Particulars of the Trial and Execution of R. Gill and J. Ramsden, BL: 1870.c.2(661).

  • 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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