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  • John Walker

    Date: March 1732

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the dwelling house of Mr Laurence at the Black Horse without Bootham Bar and stealing silver plate.

    Tried at York City Assizes, Lent 1732.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-95. Read's Weekly Journal or British Gazetteer, 1 Apr 1732.

  • John Gill / John Giles / John Best of Framwellgate Moor, Co Durham, labourer

    Date: 17 Apr 1790

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a dark grey galloway mare valued at about ?5 belonging to William Chaloner, Esq., of York.

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

  • William Nicholson, labourer, 27

    Date: 19 Aug 1786

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - two geldings valued at ?56 5s belonging to Robert Athorpe Athorpe, Esq. of Dinnington.

    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.

  • Joseph Thompson

    Date: 1 Apr 1738

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a grey mare belonging to Thomas Harrison and a bay gelding belonging to George Bamforth, Esq.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/2(60B).

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. London Evening Post, 30 Mar 1738; 6 Apr 1738.

  • Michael Barns of Newton, Lincolnshire

    Date: 29 Mar 1730

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - two black mares belonging to John Owen of Wallcott and a black mare belonging to Thomas Hand of Hasby.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-81; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/7(10-12). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 437. London Evening Post, 21 Mar 1730.

  • John Stead of Pontefract, 38

    Date: 7 Apr 1739

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare price ?3 belonging to John Petch and a grey mare price ?3 belonging to William Hewitson, both of Sprowston.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 440. London Evening Post, 12 Apr 1739. Criminal Chronology, p 47.

  • Richard Turpin / John Palmer / John Pawmer, born Hempstead, Essex, former butcher, 33

    Date: 7 Apr 1739

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare price ?3, a black filly foal price 20s, and black gelding price ?3, all belonging to Thomas Creasy of Welton.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/3(57).

    TNA: ASSI 41/3. London Evening Post, 12 Apr 1739. The Trial of the Notorious Highwayman Richard Turpin ? taken down in Court by Mr. Thomas Kyll, 1739. The Genuine History of the Life of Richard Turpin, &c. 1739. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 440. Criminal Chronology, p 47.

  • Thomas West of Woodhouse, near Leeds

    Date: 7 Apr 1787

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - 2 geldings belonging to Matthew Mawson of Dunkeswick, yeoman; also geese belonging to John Harper of Dunkeswick, yeoman, and Francis Bradley of Weeton, yeoman.

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

  • Thomas Spence of Hampswater

    Date: 5 Aug 1732

    Crime:
    Sentenced to death at Yorkshire Assizes Summer 1732 for being at large while under sentence of transportation. Originally sentenced to death in Mar 1730 for horse stealing from Samuel Hatterley; reprieved for 14 years transportation in July 1730.

    In July 1732 Richard Woodhouse, Gaoler of York Castle, testified that Thomas Spence had been delivered two years previously to Mr Pickersgill of Liverpool for transportation to the Americas.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-81,85,86,99; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/7(60); ASSI 45/19/2(24-5). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 438. Daily Post, 1 Aug 1732.

  • Charles Spencer / Charles Collins, originally of Norfolk, butcher, about 36

    Date: 6 Aug 1785

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding valued at ?5 belonging to Rev Christopher Alderson, clerk, at Tickhill; a dun galloway gelding valued at ?2 2s belonging to Thomas Blakey of Skipton; and a dark brown mare valued at ?5 belonging to John Baines of Bedale.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/35/2/160.

    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.

  • 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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