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  • John Wentworth / Thomas Tomlinson, born at Dean, Bedfordshire, latterly of Leeds and Selby, gardener and former soldier, 29

    Date: 25 Aug 1753

    Crime:
    Stealing 17 guineas from the dwelling house of John Shaw of Selby.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/25/1/163-165.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Public Advertiser, 1 Sep 1753. Criminal Chronology, p 64.

  • Francis Jefferson

    Date: 20 Apr 1754

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Nicholas Turner and stealing goods above the value of 5s.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/25/2/58.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Criminal Chronology, p 64 (with date of 17 Aug 1754).

  • Abijah Oakes of Sheffield, scissor grinder, 27

    Date: 10 Apr 1756

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Joseph Skidmore and stealing several goods.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/25/4/106-111.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Public Advertiser, 17 Apr 1756. Criminal Chronology, p 65 (with erroneous date of 28 Aug 1756).

  • Richard Holdsworth

    Date: 28 Aug 1756

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Charles Thomlinson and stealing goods above the value of ?8.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/25/4/84-88.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Gazetteer and London Daily Advertiser, 4 Sep 1756. Criminal Chronology, p 64.

  • Benjamin Windle

    Date: 24 Mar 1759

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Thomas Hirst of Bradley and stealing ?143.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Lloyd's Evening Post, 28 Mar 1759. Criminal Chronology, p 66.

  • John Thompson / Richard Clark of Sykehouse, near Thorne, labourer

    Date: 7 Apr 1787

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing - 8 oxen belonging to Samuel Scatcherd of Pollington, farmer.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/36/1/51.

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

  • William Cockburn, brother of John Cockburn

    Date: 18 Aug 1759

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of John Ripley and stealing goods to a considerable value.

    Criminal Chronology (p 81) says victim was Joseph Powley of Orton, Westmoreland, a mercer. See also TNA: ASSI 45/26/3/75B-G, 76.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 28 Jul 1759. Public Advertiser, 25 Aug 1759. Criminal Chronology, p 81.

  • John Cockburn, brother of William Cockburn

    Date: 18 Aug 1759

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of John Ripley and stealing goods to a considerable value.

    Criminal Chronology (p 81) says victim was Joseph Powley of Orton, Westmoreland, a mercer.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 28 Jul 1759. Public Advertiser, 25 Aug 1759. Criminal Chronology, p 81.

  • Abel Hobson

    Date: 5 Apr 1766

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Joseph Jackson at Birstall and stealing goods to the value of 40s.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/28/2/81-85.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. St James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post, 10 Apr 1766. Criminal Chronology, p 83.

  • George Allan of Whitby, mariner

    Date: 7 May 1789

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the shop of William Elliot of Whitby and stealing sundry watches.

    Unconfirmed - probably respited.

    General Gaol Delivery, 14 Mar 1789; Calendar of Felons, 14 Mar 1789.

  • 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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