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  • William Barraclough

    Date: Aug 1744

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing.

    Not in list of reprieves for Summer 1744 Yorkshire Assizes, but execution unconfirmed. See also TNA: ASSI 45/22/4/14-15A.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4. General Advertiser, 2 Aug 1744.

  • Robert King of Todwick, near Rotherham

    Date: 1 Aug 1761

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/26/5/53-55.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4. General Evening Post, 6 Aug 1761. Criminal Chronology, p 81.

  • Thomas Roberts

    Date: 28 Aug 1802

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing.

    Roberts was in the first batch of executions at the New Drop in St George's Fields, just outside the York Castle walls.

    Caledonian Mercury, 16 Aug 1802. Criminal Chronology, p 139.

  • Abraham Powell

    Date: 29 Jul 1730

    Crime:
    Stealing cloth by cutting it off tenters.

    Hanged at Leeds, scene of the crime.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-85. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 437. London Evening Post, 16 Jul 1730. Criminal Chronology, p 46

  • Thomas Jewitt / Thomas Jewett of Osbaldwick.

    Date: 13 Apr 1793

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing - 13 heifers around York.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/38/1/105-109A. Jewett's son, Thomas Jewett junior, was hanged at York for rape in 1807.

    London Chronicle, 18 Apr 1793. Criminal Chronology, p 128.

  • James Doughty of Haxby, husbandman, 22

    Date: 2 May 1801

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing with Richard Holliday.

    Hull Packet, 5 May 1801. Criminal Chronology, p 138.

  • Richard Holliday of Acklam, near Malton, 25

    Date: 2 May 1801

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing with James Doughty.

    Hull Packet, 5 May 1801. Criminal Chronology, p 138.

  • William Jackson

    Date: 28 Aug 1802

    Crime:
    Stealing in the dwelling house of Mr Weatherhead at Malton.

    Jackson was in the first batch of executions at the New Drop in St George's Fields, just outside the York Castle walls.

    Caledonian Mercury, 16 Aug 1802. Criminal Chronology, p 139.

  • John Frederick Edon / John Frederick Eden of Scarborough, a Dutchman

    Date: 1 Apr 1738

    Crime:
    Stealing 18 guineas and ?2 in monies from the dwelling house of Jeffery Fawcett.

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

  • Joseph Garbutt / Joseph Garbut

    Date: 31 Mar 1750

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - a wether valued at 8s belonging to Robert Fall.

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

  • 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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