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  • Thomas Taylor / John Scott

    Date: 5 Apr 1766

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Richard Clough of Slaidburn, linen draper, and stealing goods to the value of ?40.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/28/2/134-135.

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

  • William Field of Erringden, papermaker

    Date: 23 Aug 1783

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the dwelling house and shop of John Sutcliffe at Stansfield and stealing diverse goods.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/34/4/76-82.

    TNA: ASSI 41/8. London Chronicle, 12 Aug 1783. Criminal Chronology, p 94.

  • John Wright, formerly a soldier in the 37th Regiment of Foot when it was quartered at Leeds

    Date: 30 Mar 1771

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of John Green at Leeds and stealing a silver salver valued at ?5.

    Wright was acquitted of the wilful murder of James English on the occasion of the burglary. See also TNA: ASSI 45/30/1/145-160.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 9 Mar 1771. Middlesex Journal or Chronicle of Liberty, 28 Mar 1771. Criminal Chronology, p 86.

  • Catherine Savage of Holme-upon-Spalding-Moor

    Date: 5 Apr 1788

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Stephen Ridsdale of Welton, tailor and staymaker, and stealing diverse goods.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/36/2/142.

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

  • Joseph Brearley / Joseph Brierly, 30

    Date: 14 Apr 1792

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house and shop of Ann Booth of Cleckheaton and stealing diverse items of clothing.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/3/38.

    General Gaol Delivery, 19 Mar 1792; Calendar of Felons, 19 Mar 1792. Morning Herald, 27 Mar 1792. Lloyd's Evening Post, 16 Apr 1792. Criminal Chronology, p 111.

  • William Fisher / William Ficker of Whitby

    Date: 3 Apr 1773

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Thomas Walker of Whitby and stealing sundry items and coins totalling almost ?5.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/31/1/94-99E.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 6 Mar 1773. London Evening Post, 6 Apr 1773. Criminal Chronology, p 87.

  • George Belt / George Beit of Howden, 'a young lad'

    Date: 2 Apr 1774

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Thomas Athorpe, Esq at Howden and stealing a silver watch valued at ?3 and other items.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/31/2/14.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 5 Mar 1774. Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser, 8 Apr 1774. Criminal Chronology, p 87.

  • Thomas Mann of Bradford, woolcomber

    Date: 4 May 1795

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Mercy Thornton of Bolton, spinster, and stealing diverse silver household items.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/38/3/15.

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

  • William Britain / William Brittain of Bradford, woolcomber

    Date: 4 May 1795

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Mercy Thornton of Bolton, spinster, and stealing diverse silver household items.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/38/3/15.

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

  • Thomas Birch / Thomas Burch, private soldier in Surrey Regiment of Militia

    Date: 2 Apr 1796

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into an outhouse adjoining the dwelling house of John Johnson of Springhead, farmer, and stealing 12 fowls.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/39/1/62-67.

    Calendar of Felons, 5 Mar 1796. Sun, 11 Apr 1796. Criminal Chronology, p 131.

  • 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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