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  • John Senior, of Alverthorp, near Wakefield, bankrupt clothier, 40

    Date: 3 Apr 1813

    Crime:
    Embezzling his effects - concealing property above the value of ?20 with an intent to defraud his creditors.

    Hull Packet, 30 Mar 1813; 6 Apr 1813. Leeds Mercury, 10 Apr 1813. Rede, York Castle, p 251.

  • George White of Snainton, husbandry labourer, 55

    Date: 5 Aug 1815

    Crime:
    Rape - carnal knowledge of Jane Brown of Snainton, aged 7.

    Legally not a case of rape, as rape was carnal knowledge of a female aged over ten without her consent; violation of a female below ten years was a capital crime regardless of consent.

    Leeds Mercury, 15 Jul 1815; 22 Jul 1815.

  • Mark Bramham / Mark Brammah of Sheffield, tailor, 21

    Date: 5 Aug 1815

    Crime:
    Rape - carnal knowledge of Eleanor Marson Darwin of Sheffield, aged 6.

    Legally not a case of rape, as rape was carnal knowledge of a female aged over ten without her consent; violation of a female below ten years was a capital crime regardless of consent.

    Leeds Mercury, 15 Jul 1815; 22 Jul 1815.

  • James Ord of Morton near Stockton-upon-Tees, butcher

    Date: 6 Apr 1816

    Crime:
    Maliciously cutting and wounding Anthony Blackburn Wilson of Stainton, butcher.

    Leeds Mercury, 30 Mar 1816; 13 Apr 1816.

  • Benjamin Gartside of Lindards, Aldmonbury, neighbour to Edmund Shaw

    Date: 12 Apr 1817

    Crime:
    Burglary - breaking and entering the dwelling house of Edmund Shaw and his wife Mary Shaw of Lingards and stealing a large quantity of bank notes and gold and silver coin.

    Gartside was part of the same gang at Micklethwaite below; most of the other members were sentenced to transportation

    Leeds Mercury, 22 Mar 1817; 5 Apr 1817.

  • Michael Shaw of Warley

    Date: 14 Apr 1821

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night the dwelling house of Joseph Booth of Sowerby and stealing therefrom a quantity of linen and woollen drapery goods.

    Leeds Mercury, 17 Mar 1821; 21 Apr 1821.

  • James Moseley

    Date: 6 Apr 1822

    Crime:
    Attempted murder - cutting and maiming of John Mackay at Sheffield Park.

    The victim died, but Moseley had been acquitted of murder at a previous trial on the grounds that the victim died of a pre-existing condition rather than the stabbing.

    Leeds Mercury, 23 Mar 1822; 6 Apr 1822.

  • William Roberts

    Date: 6 Apr 1822

    Crime:
    Highway robbery of John Barlow at Rotherham.

    Leeds Mercury, 23 Mar 1822; 6 Apr 1822.

  • William Kendrew, 22

    Date: 28 Dec 1844

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting of William Inchbald of Low Dunsforth, a retired merchant, on 28 Sep 1844 as he was returning from Boroughbridge Market.

    Shortly before his execution Kendrew confessed to the killing, saying it was revenge for Inchbald having threatened to have him transported for poaching.

    Leeds Mercury, 14 Dec 1844; 28 Dec 1844.

  • Robert Kitching of Leeming, market gardener, 34

    Date: 30 Dec 1890

    Crime:
    Murder of James Weedy, police sergeant, at Leeming on 19 Sep 1890.

    Leeds Mercury, 10 Dec 1890; 31 Dec 1890.

  • William Barker of Leeds, clothdresser

    Date: Summer 1729

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the counting house of Anthony Markham and his wife Dorothy Markham, merchant of Leeds, and stealing about ?14; reprieved 14 years Summer 1730.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-78,85,86; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/6(4-7). Daily Courant, 1 Aug 1729.

  • Robert Sharp / Robert Sharpe of Leeds, whitesmith

    Date: Lent 1757

    Crime:
    Stealing ?9 2s belonging to Francis Isles / Francis Iles of Leeds; transportation 7 years Summer 1757.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 23 Jul 1757. London Evening Post, 10 Feb 1757.

  • Elizabeth Cahill / Elizabeth Cahhill / Elizabeth Porter

    Date: Lent 1733

    Crime:
    Stealing as a pick-pocket from Elizabeth Latham, wife of John Latham of Leeds, cloth drawer, and Grace Sprigg, wife of John Sprigg of Leeds, plaisterer, at Leeds Market 31 Dec 1728; reprieved on pleading her belly; transportation 14 years Summer 1735.

    Ann, daughter of Elizabeth Porter alias Elizabeth Caghil, was baptised at York Castle on 15 May 1733 - Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 440. See also TNA: ASSI 45/19/3(8-9).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2,104,123v,125; ASSI 45/18/6(19-20). St James's Evening Post, 20 Mar 1733.

  • William Cowlin / William Coughlin

    Date: Lent 1746

    Crime:
    Stealing goods from the dwelling house of William Wilson at Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1746.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4.

  • John Ward

    Date: Lent 1767

    Crime:
    Stealing goods to the value of upwards of 5s belonging to William Reason of Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1767.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • John Scoresby / John Storesby of Bridlington, blacksmith

    Date: Lent 1726

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to Henry Abba of Leeds; 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 41/2-59,73v; ASSI 45/18/3(27); ASSI 45/18/6(96); SP 36/10.

  • Jeremiah Boythroyd / Jeremiah Boothroyd

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing goods valued at 39s from the dwelling house of James Walker at Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1772.

    TNA: ASSi 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 14 Mar 1772.

  • Thomas Wilkinson

    Date: Summer 1763

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a brown gelding valued at ?6 6s belonging to John Bywater of Leeds; reprieved 14 years Summer 1764.

    TNA: ASSI 42/7; ASSI 42/8.

  • Robert Johnson / Lancelot Brackien

    Date: Summer 1765

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - one brown bay gelding valued at ?5 belonging to Thomas Lodge at Leeds; reprieved 14 years Summer 1766.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • John Powell

    Date: Summer 1765

    Crime:
    Stealing privately from the shop of John Gumersall at Leeds 12 yards of silk valued at ?2 8s; reprieved 14 years Summer 1766.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • James Moxon of Leeds, coachman

    Date: 1725

    West Riding - Quarter Session 19 Oct 1725. Name appears on list of poor debtors receiving county bread charity in York Castle, 1728.

    London Gazette 6380, 8 Jun 1725, p 7; 6403, 28 Aug 1725, p 4. Beverley Archives: QSF/80/E/9

  • Charles Chadwick of Leeds, plasterer

    Date: 1729

    Name appears on list of poor debtors receiving county bread charity in York Castle, 1728.

    London Gazette 6785, 7 Jun 1729, p 3; 6786, 10 Jun 1729, p 4. Beverley Archives: QSF/80/E/9

  • Luke Nodes of Leeds, weaver

    Date: 1738

    London Gazette 7721, 22 Jul 1738, p 3; 7723, 29 Jul 1738, p 3

  • Major Wilson of Leeds, merchant

    Date: 1738

    London Gazette 7726, 8 Aug 1738, p 3; 7737, 16 Sep 1738, p 3; 7739, 23 Sep 1738, p 3; 8276, 15 Nov 1743, p 6

  • John Tomkins of Leeds, tailor

    Date: 1743

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8265, 8 Oct 1743, p 3

  • John Blackman of Leeds, tobacconist

    Date: 1744

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8392, 25 Dec 1744, p 7

  • Robert Page of Leeds, brazier

    Date: 1744

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8345, 14 Jul 1744, p 3

  • John Armstrong of Leeds, cordwainer

    Date: 1748

    London Gazette 8785, 1 Oct 1748, p 3

  • Samuel Godman of Leeds, hatter

    Date: 1748

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8794, 1 Nov 1748, p 5

  • William Jordan of Leeds, cordwainer

    Date: 1748

    Surrendered from beyond the seas to York Castle.

    London Gazette 8807, 17 Dec 1748, p 7

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