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  • John Marrott of Lincolnshire, 26

    Date: 26 Apr 1828

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - 2 horses at Leeds, one belonging to W & J Garland, and the other to Mr W T Watson.

    Newcastle Courant, 12 Apr 1828. Hull Packet, 29 Apr 1828.

  • John Robinson of Mickleby near Whitby, farmer, 33

    Date: 20 Jul 1807

    Crime:
    Murder of Susannah Wilson of Guisborough, former servant of the prisoner and 8 months pregnant with his child at time of death.

    Leeds Mercury, 25 Jul 1807. Rede, York Castle, p 410. Criminal Chronology, p 144.

  • Joshua Beaumont of Kirkheaton, agricultural labourer, 35

    Date: 15 Aug 1810

    Crime:
    Rape and murder of Lucy Brook of Almondbury, widow and schoolteacher, aged 56.

    The prisoner's behaviour at trial suggested to onlookers that 'he was very little removed from a state of idiotism'.

    Leeds Mercury, 18 Aug 1810. Rede, York Castle, p 259. Criminal Chronology, p 150.

  • James Ramsden of High Town, Dewsbury, 27

    Date: 12 Apr 1823

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night (with Robert Gill) into the dwelling house of Philip Bright of Doncaster and stealing gold watches and chains, silver cutlery, etc. to value of ?1200, the property of Philip Bright of Doncaster,

    Had earlier escaped from York Castle before being arrested for the robbery in Doncaster.

    Leeds Mercury, 22 Mar 1823. Particulars of the Trial and Execution of R. Gill and J. Ramsden, BL: 1870.c.2(661).

  • Isaac Charlesworth, 22

    Date: 13 Aug 1825

    Crime:
    Highway robbery, with violence, of Joshua Cropper of Halifax, at Sheffield.

    Leeds Mercury, 23 Jul 1825. An Account of the Trial, Execution, &c. of Isaac Charlesworth, BL: 1870.c.2(662).

  • Joseph Brown, agricultural labourer and former lodger of Elizabeth Fletcher of Hensal near Ferrybridge, 38

    Date: 20 Mar 1809

    Crime:
    Murder of Elizabeth Fletcher, 55, and attempted murder of her sister Sarah Fletcher, by poison in 1804.

    Leeds Mercury, 1 Apr 1809. Rede, York Castle, p 218. Criminal Chronology, p 145 (as James Brown).

  • Samuel Booth / William Booth

    Date: 13 Mar 1820

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting of Thomas Parkin, gamekeeper in the service of James Archibald Stuart Wortley, Esq., of Tankersley.

    Booth insisted upon his innocence, claiming gun went off by accident when Parkin, without just cause, attempted to wrest it from him.

    Leeds Mercury, 11 Mar 1820. Rede, York Castle, p 606. Criminal Chronology, p 156 (with erroneous date of 15 May).

  • Robert Gill of Aberford, former soldier and Waterloo veteran, 35

    Date: 12 Apr 1823

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night (with James Ramsden) into the dwelling house of Philip Bright of Doncaster and stealing gold watches and chains, silver cutlery, etc. to value of ?1200, the property of Philip Bright of Doncaster.

    Had earlier escaped from York Castle before being arrested for the robbery in Doncaster.

    Leeds Mercury, 31 Aug 1822; 22 Mar 1823. Particulars of the Trial and Execution of R. Gill and J. Ramsden, BL: 1870.c.2(661).

  • 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.

  • William Johnson of Great Kelk, near Driffield

    Date: 24 Mar 1823

    Crime:
    Highway robbery and murder of Richard Walker, druggist's porter of Beverley, on the highway from Driffield to Beverley.

    Leeds Mercury, 29 Mar 1823. Leman Thomas Rede, York Castle in the Nineteenth Century, 1831, p. 676.

  • 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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