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  • William Hall

    Date: 29 Mar 1746

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black gelding valued at ?7 belonging to Watson Rice.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/23/2/57B.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. General Advertiser, 22 Mar 1746.

  • John Tiplady

    Date: 31 Mar 1750

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black gelding valued at ?4 belonging to James Harrison.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. London Evening Post, 5 Apr 1730. Criminal Chronology, p 63.

  • Benjamin Holt

    Date: 9 Apr 1757

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a brown mare valued at ?5 belonging to Philip Kinsey.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. London Evening Post, 31 Mar 1757. Criminal Chronology, p 66 (with erroneous date of 9 Apr 1759).

  • John Hall / John Bloom

    Date: 30 Jul 1763

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare valued at ?10 belonging to John Harrison at Beverley.

    Criminal Chronology (p 82) says victim was near Leeds. See also TNA: ASSI 45/27/1/25-26.

    TNA: ASSI 42/8; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1763. Criminal Chronology, p 82.

  • Thomas England / William Green

    Date: 14 Aug 1779

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare valued at ?10 belonging to Anthony Sirtees, Esq at Ackworth.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/33/3/30-32.

    TNA: ASSI 41/7. Lloyd's Evening Post, 6 Aug 1779. Criminal Chronology, p 90.

  • Charles Geldart / Charles Geldard of Boughlby [Boltby?], weaver

    Date: 29 Mar 1730

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black gelding belonging to Thomas Blackburn of Topcliffe, yeoman.

    Repeat offender: Charles Geldart was previously convicted at Yorkshire Assizes Summer 1726 and burnt in the hand.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-61,81; ASSI 45/18/7(25-26A). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 437. London Evening Post, 21 Mar 1730.

  • Timothy O'Brian

    Date: 7 Apr 1787

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a dark bay mare belonging to Robert Duck of Lythe, yeoman.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/36/1/163-169.

    General Gaol Delivery, 10 Mar 1787; Calendar of Felons, 10 Mar 1787. Whitehall Evening Post, 10 Apr 1787. Criminal Chronology, p 98.

  • John Wilkinson / John Coates of Wensleydale, 30

    Date: 26 Apr 1828

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - 2 cart horses from a field near Market Raisin belonging to Mr W England.

    Newcastle Courant, 12 Apr 1828. Hull Packet, 29 Apr 1828.

  • William Spink / William Spinks, born at Sawley, Ripon, farm servant, 26

    Date: 29 Mar 1740

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to James Rickaby of Upper Dunsley, Durham.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/4(79-80).

    TNA: ASSI 41/4. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 440. Daily Gazetteer, 5 Apr 1740. Criminal Chronology, p 59.

  • Henry Bell / Adam Bell

    Date: 14 Aug 1790

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a dun grey mare belonging to John Emmerson of Egglestone Abbey, yeoman.

    General Gaol Delivery, 17 Jul 1790; Calendar of Felons, 17 Jul 1790. London Chronicle, 24 Aug 1790. Criminal Chronology, p 109.

  • 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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