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  • Thomas Brook of Lockwood, 32

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Riot and attempt to demolish William Cartwright's water mill (for finishing cloth by machinery) at Rawfolds, Liversedge, on 11 Apr 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Brook was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • John Walker of Longroyd Bridge, 31

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Riot and attempt to demolish William Cartwright's water mill (for finishing cloth by machinery) at Rawfolds, Liversedge, on 11 Apr 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Walker was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • Job Hey of North Dean

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the farmhouse of George Haigh at Copley Gate, Skircoat, and stealing a gun and a pistol on a night in August 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of an informer, Joseph Carter. Hey was in the second batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • John Hill

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the farmhouse of George Haigh at Copley Gate, Skircoat, and stealing a gun and a pistol on a night in August 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of an informer, Joseph Carter. Hill was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • William Hartley of Warley, near Halifax, tailor, 41

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the farmhouse of George Haigh at Copley Gate, Skircoat, and stealing a gun and a pistol on a night in August 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of an informer, Joseph Carter. Hartley was in the second batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • James Hey

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Robbery in the dwelling house of James Brook of Sheepridge, Huddersfield.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of an informer, Joseph Carter. Hey was in the second batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • Joseph Crowther

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Robbery in the dwelling house of James Brook of Sheepridge, Huddersfield.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of an informer, Joseph Carter. Crowther was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • Nathan Hoyle

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Robbery in the dwelling house of James Brook of Sheepridge, Huddersfield.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Convicted on the evidence of an informer, Joseph Carter. Hoyle was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • Joseph Pickersgill, banksman in a pit in a field occupied by Squire Ramsden of Wakefield Outwood, born 1787

    Date: 12 Aug 1820

    Crime:
    Highway robbery with violence of Squire Ramsden of Wakefield Outwood.

    Leeds Mercury, 29 Jul 1820; 19 Aug 1820. Rede, York Castle, p 609. Criminal Chronology, p 156.

  • Joseph Dobson of Broomhirst, near Halifax, weaver, 25

    Date: 20 Jan 1844

    Crime:
    Murder of his father, John Dobson of Mount Tabor, near Halifax, weaver, by shooting on 4 Jul 1843.

    In his defence, Joseph Dobson maintained that his father was a cruel man and that he had sent his wife and four of Joseph's siblings to an early grave by his abuse and failings.

    Chaplain's Journal: 20 Jan 1844. Leeds Mercury, 23 Dec 1843. Preston Chronicle, 27 Jan 1844.

  • 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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