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  • Thomas Cooper / Thomas Cowper

    Date: 6 Aug 1757

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare valued at ?4 and a grey mare valued at ?3 belonging to William Kilburn; and a brown mare valued at ?8 belonging to David Justice.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/26/1/27-34.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 23 Jul 1757. London Evening Post, 11 Aug 1757. Criminal Chronology, p 65 (with erroneous date of 30 Jul 1757).

  • William Howson / William Howson Bell

    Date: 14 Aug 1790

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to James Bell of High Heworth, Jarrow, husbandman; and a black mare belonging to Charles Sanderson, Oswald Sanderson and Joseph Sanderson of Woodhorn, Northumberland, millers.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/1/133-134.

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

  • James Ferguson

    Date: 14 Aug 1790

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to James Bell of High Heworth, Jarrow, husbandman, and a black mare belonging to Charles Sanderson, Oswald Sanderson and Joseph Sanderson of Woodhorn, Northumberland, millers.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/1/133-134.

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

  • William Smith / William Messenger

    Date: 5 Aug 1732

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a grey gelding belonging to William Atkinson and a black mare belonging to Edward Firth; reprieved 14 years Summer 1731; retried Summer 1732 and executed on charge of house breaking and of being at large while under sentence of transportation. May have been among 21 convicts who broke out of York Castle in April 1732, 10 of whom were subsequently executed.

    May have been in gaol before 1731 trial: William Messenger was a felon whose name was on a bread petition at York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9. He was also recorded as 'late of the Castle of York' when he failed to appear at the Summer Assizes 1728 - TNA: ASSI 45/18/5(96).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-88v,92,94,99; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/19/2(51). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 438. Daily Post, 1 Aug 1732.

  • Joseph Clough, labourer, 23

    Date: 2 Apr 1785

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering in the daytime into the dwelling house of John Hodgson of Burniston, labourer, and stealing a coat and other goods to the value of 5sreaking in the daytime and stealing to the value of 5s.

    TNA: ASSI 41/8. General Gaol Delivery, 5 Mar 1785. London Chronicle, 9 Apr 1785. Criminal Chronology, p 95.

  • Joseph Shepherd of Holdsworth, former gentleman's servant and cab driver, 23

    Date: 3 Apr 1858

    Crime:
    Murder of Bethel Parkinson farmer and horse dealer, 30, on Wadsworth Moor, near Halifax, on 13 Jan 1858.

    Shepherd was the son of Robert Shepherd of Holdsworth, Ovenden, a furniture broker.

    Chaplain's Journal: 3 Apr 1858. Leeds Mercury, 16 Mar 1858; 18 Mar 1858; 6 Apr 1858.

  • James Willas / James Willis of Doncaster, labourer and late coachman to Lady Hustler of Acklam

    Date: 30 Mar 1734

    Crime:
    Committed to gaol in September 1731 for breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Lady Hustler of Acklam and stealing two purses full of gold, and into the dwelling house of John Adamson and Anne Adamson of Kirklevington and stealing with violence a sum of money and household items.

    Escaped from York Castle Gaol on 19 Nov 1731 and subsequently in April 1732, when 21 felons absconded. Of the 18 recaptured, ten were hanged, including Willas. Was described in his wanted notice for the Nov 1731 escape as: 'James Willas, a Felon, late of Doncaster, a broad well-set Man, black down-looking Complexion, middle-siz'd, pock-ared [sic], wears a black Wig'.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-96,112; ASSI 45/19/2(30-41). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 438. Daily Journal, 23 Nov 1731.

  • Michael Stokes, private in 57th Regiment of Foot, Roman Catholic, about 20

    Date: 13 May 1848

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting of Mary Ann Garrad, 28, wife of Private William Garrad, at Leeds Horse Barracks, Chapeltown Road, Leeds on 20 Jan 1848.

    Chaplain's Journal: 13 May 1848. Leeds Mercury, 29 Jan 1848; 25 Mar 1848.

  • James Lambert

    Date: 21 Aug 1731

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-92; Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 438; Criminal Chronology, p 46 (with erroneous date of 1730).

  • William Bedford / William Blackdike

    Date: 4 Sep 1742

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/22/2/11-12.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 440. London Evening Post, 14 Sep 1742.

  • 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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