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  • Richard Holderness, son of Frank Holderness of Bishop Wilton, 22

    Date: 23 Apr 1825

    Crime:
    Attempted murder - shooting at Robert Manners of Pocklington, carrier, with an intent to kill and murder him.

    Leeds Mercury, 2 Apr 1825; 23 Apr 1825. Criminal Chronology, p 171.

  • Martin Slack of Norfolk Lane, Sheffield, whip-maker, 18

    Date: 30 Mar 1829

    Crime:
    Murder of his illegitimate child, the daughter of Elizabeth Haigh, by poison with aqua fortis.

    Slack claimed that the baby's mother, Elizabeth Haigh, murdered the child and set him up for the crime in revenge for his refusal to marry her. See a broadsheet published after his execution, The Confession of Elizabeth Haigh (1829), BL: 1870.c.2(482), which supports his claims.

    Leeds Mercury, 28 Mar 1829. Hull Packet, 31 Mar 1829.

  • John Burlinson of Knaresborough, threadmaker, 24

    Date: 7 Aug 1841

    Crime:
    Murder (with Charles Gill and Henry Nuttall) of Joseph Cocker, widower and keeper of the White Hart beer shop near the market place at Knaresborough, aged about 57.

    Leeds Mercury, 24 Jul 1841. Hull Packet, 13 Aug 1841.

  • Charles Gill of Knaresborough, threadmaker, 22

    Date: 7 Aug 1841

    Crime:
    Murder (with John Burlinson and Henry Nuttall) of Joseph Cocker, widower and keeper of the White Hart beer shop near the market place at Knaresborough, aged about 57.

    Leeds Mercury, 24 Jul 1841. Hull Packet, 13 Aug 1841.

  • Henry Nuttall of Knaresborough, in the employ of William Inchbald a challow-tandler, 19

    Date: 7 Aug 1841

    Crime:
    Murder (with John Burlinson and Charles Gill) of Joseph Cocker, widower and keeper of the White Hart beer shop near the market place at Knaresborough, aged about 57.

    Leeds Mercury, 24 Jul 1841. Hull Packet, 13 Aug 1841.

  • John Riley of Mariner's Court, Blackfriargate, Kingston-upon-Hull, unemployed, 36

    Date: 6 Aug 1859

    Crime:
    Murder of his wife, Alice Riley, at Kingston-upon-Hull on 3 Jul 1859 by slashing her throat.

    The couple had previously separated, but Alice Riley had taken her husband back in and was supporting him and their children as a seamstress. When money from this failed, Riley began prostituting her. Riley attempted to hang himself immediately after killing his wife, but was cut down by neighbours before he died.

    Hull Packet, 22 Jul 1859. Leeds Mercury, 9 Aug 1859.

  • Frederick Parker of Hemingbrough, 21

    Date: 4 Apr 1868

    Crime:
    Murder and robbery of Daniel Driscoll at Hemingbrough on 1 Mar 1868.

    Both Parker and Driscoll had been in the House of Correction at Beverley shortly before the murder and had been discharged within a few minutes of each other. Parker was said to have been born at Holbeck and brought up at Hemingbrough. His parents were dead but he had a sister, Mrs Brooksbank, living at Barmby-on-the Marsh. Parker was the last person to be publicly executed at York.

    Hull Packet, 20 Mar 1868. Leeds Mercury, 6 Apr 1868.

  • Vincent Knowles Walker of 21 Union Street, Kingston-upon-Hull, master joiner, 48

    Date: 15 Apr 1878

    Crime:
    Murder of Lydia Wills White, wife of a master mariner and smack owner, at 37 Nile Street, Kingston-upon-Hull, on 18 Feb 1878.

    Walker's estranged wife was lodging with Lydia White at the time of the murder and Walker believed that White was blocking his access to her.

    Leeds Mercury, 28 Mar 1878. Daily News, 16 Apr 1878.

  • Abraham Robertshaw of Stanningley, near Bradford, butcher

    Date: 27 Aug 1791

    Crime:
    Forgery - falsely endorsing with the name John Ward a bill originally drawn by Lodge & Co of Leeds on Baron Dimsdale & Co of London and paid to Jacob Stuffs of Whitwell on 28 Apr 1791.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/2/148-150.

    Lloyd's Evening Post, 23 May 1791. Evening Mail, 7 Sep 1791. Criminal Chronology, p 109.

  • James Waller of Baildon Moor, woolcomber, 31

    Date: 4 Jan 1862

    Crime:
    Murder of William Smith / William Davey, head gamekeeper to Timothy Horsfall of Hawskworth Hall, near Baildon Moor, while poaching on 5 Nov 1861.

    Leeds Mercury, 19 Dec 1861; 27 Dec 1861; 11 Jan 1862.

  • 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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