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  • Richard Puncheon / Charles Puncheon, 20

    Date: 12 Aug 1820

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Jonathan Lee in Stanington, Bradford, threatening the inhabitants with violence and stealing goods.

    Morning Chronicle, 24 Jul 1820. Leeds Mercury, 19 Aug 1820. Criminal Chronology, p 157.

  • William Kettlewell, 20

    Date: 12 Aug 1820

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Jonathan Lee in Stanington, Bradford, threatening the inhabitants with violence and stealing goods.

    Morning Chronicle, 24 Jul 1820. Leeds Mercury, 19 Aug 1820. Criminal Chronology, p 157.

  • Maurice Campfield / Morris Camfield of Ireland, Roman Catholic, road worker

    Date: 30 Nov 1824

    Crime:
    Burglary (with Michael White) in the dwelling house of Edward Ellis, 67, keeper of the toll-bar at Newton, in the township of Stanley, stealing upwards of ?80 in money and promissory notes, the property of Ellis.

    Leeds Mercury, 14 Aug 1824; 4 Dec 1824. William Moody, Crown Cases Reserved for Consideration, 1837, vol 1, p 42.

  • Michael White of Ireland, Roman Catholic, road worker

    Date: 30 Nov 1824

    Crime:
    Burglary (with Maurice Campfield) in the dwelling house of Edward Ellis, 67, keeper of the toll-bar at Newton, in the township of Stanley, stealing upwards of ?80 in money and promissory notes, the property of Ellis.

    Leeds Mercury, 14 Aug 1824; 4 Dec 1824. William Moody, Crown Cases Reserved for Consideration, 1837, vol 1, p 42.

  • Patrick Reid, Roman Catholic, 25

    Date: 8 Jan 1848

    Crime:
    Murder of Caroline Ellis, 20, servant of James Wraith, 76, of Water Royd Hall, Mirfield, near Dewsbury, and of James Wraith and his wife Ann Wraith, about 65, in the course of a robbery on 12 May 1847.

    Before his execution Reid wrote a statement confessing to being the sole agent in the murders. The statement procured a reprieve for Michael McCabe who had been convicted of the murders with him.

    Chaplain's Journal: 8 Jan 1848. Leeds Mercury, 24 Dec 1847; 1 Jan 1848.

  • Leonard Wilkinson, of Finghall, labourer, born 1804

    Date: 17 Jul 1826

    Crime:
    Murder and robbery of Nicholas Carter of Crakehall, Bedale, aged about 55, on the Leyburn road near Constable Burton.

    Morning Chronicle, 17 Jul 1826. Leeds Mercury, 22 Jul 1826. Rede, York Castle, p 666. Annual Register, 1827, p 87.

  • William Barber, husbandry servant of Mr Mitton, farmer of Blindhardwick, Pontefract, 21

    Date: 2 Apr 1808

    Crime:
    Rape - carnal knowledge of Sarah Ann Mitton, Farmer Mitton's daughter, aged under 10.

    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, 5 Mar 1808; 26 Mar 1808. Criminal Chronology, p 144.

  • Thomas Wilbe / Thomas Wibble, mariner, captain of a packet trading between Selby and Hull, 31

    Date: 2 Apr 1808

    Crime:
    Rape of Mary Kay of Selby, aged 10, onboard his sloop.

    Leeds Mercury, 5 Mar 1808; 19 Mar 1808. Criminal Chronology, p 144.

  • Henry Sutcliffe of Cromwell Bottom, near Halifax, corn miller, 29

    Date: 3 Apr 1813

    Crime:
    Forgery of a bond for ?1000 in the name of John Taylor of Todmorden, with a view to defrauding Messrs. Rhodes, Briggs and Garlick, bankers of Halifax.

    Hull Packet, 30 Mar 1813. Leeds Mercury, 10 Apr 1813.

  • John Robinson, 40

    Date: 3 Apr 1813

    Crime:
    Highway robbery of John Naylor.

    Hull Packet, 30 Mar 1813. Leeds Mercury, 10 Apr 1813.

  • 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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