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  • Edward Williams, mariner

    Date: 17 Apr 1790

    Crime:
    Highway robbery of Thomas Watson at Whinmoor in Barwick and stealing coins and a purse from him.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/1/253.

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

  • William Randall / William Randale / William Randal

    Date: 17 Apr 1736

    Crime:
    Highway robbery (with John Midge) of Jonathan Lawton at Sutton on 26 Aug 1735, stealing 62 guineas.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-128; ASSI 41/3. Daily Gazetteer, 10 Apr 1736. London Daily Post, 24 Apr 1736. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 439 (with erroneous date of 18 Apr 1736).

  • John Midge / John Midgley

    Date: 17 Apr 1736

    Crime:
    Highway robbery (with William Randall) of Jonathan Lawton at Sutton on 26 Aug 1735, stealing 62 guineas.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-128; ASSI 41/3. Daily Gazetteer, 10 Apr 1736. London Daily Post, 24 Apr 1736. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 439 (with erroneous date of 18 Apr 1736).

  • Richard Clark, born at Spittal, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, in 1739

    Date: 18 Apr 1767

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the dwelling house of Mark Hattersley at Ripon and stealing goods and money to the value of 5s.

    Had been sentenced to transportation at the Yorkshire Assizes Lent 1759 and several times after that from other assizes around the country; confessed that he came from a family of habitual thieves and returning transports; by his own account he had been transported to Maryland or Virginia three times. See also TNA: ASSI 45/28/1/14B-14D.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. London Evening Post, 21 Apr 1767. Criminal Chronology, p 84.

  • William Sparling / William Asquith of East Ardsley, butcher

    Date: 21 Aug 1784

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 2 ewes valued at 20s belonging to William Hall of Rothwell, and another 17 animals from 6 other people.

    TNA: ASSI 41/8. St James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post, 5 Aug 1784. Whitehall Evening Post, 24 Aug 1784. Criminal Chronology, p 95 (with erroneous date of 3 Aug 1784).

  • Daniel Gouldthorpe / Daniel Goldthorpe of Holmfirth, clothier

    Date: 7 Apr 1787

    Crime:
    Stealing cloth from tenters belonging to Thomas Beaumont and Charles Parkin, both of Almondbury, clothiers.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/35/3/73-79

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

  • James Ashworth / James Ashforth of Dewsbury, worsted weaver

    Date: 5 Apr 1788

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - killing and butchering one fat ewe belonging to Thomas Walker of Headfield, Thornhill, farmer.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/36/2/3-5.

    General Gaol Delivery, 8 Mar 1788; Calendar of Felons, 8 Mar 1788. Public Advertiser, 11 Apr 1788. Criminal Chronology, p 99.

  • John Eastwood / John Easlewood of Dewsbury, worsted weaver

    Date: 5 Apr 1788

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - killing and butchering a fat ewe belonging to Thomas Walker of Headfield, Thornhill, farmer.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/38/1/66.

    General Gaol Delivery, 8 Mar 1788; Calendar of Felons, 8 Mar 1788. Public Advertiser, 11 Apr 1788. Criminal Chronology, p 99.

  • William Bramham / William Brammam of Milford

    Date: 4 May 1795

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of William Shillito of Hampole and stealing sundry goods.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/38/3/6-7.

    General Gaol Delivery, 24 Mar 1795; Calendar of Felons, 24 Mar 1795. Courier and Evening Gazette, 12 May 1795. Criminal Chronology, p 131.

  • William Bingley / William Bingly

    Date: 23 Mar 1748

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of James Whitaker and stealing goods belonging to Thomas Tuthill and others.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. London Evening Post, 17 Mar 1748.

  • 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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