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  • Thomas Aikney, born at Thwing, aged over 40

    Date: 20 Mar 1776

    Crime:
    Murder of John Boardingham of Flamborough, the husband of his lover Elizabeth Boardingham.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/32/2/10-12.

    TNA: ASSI 41/7. General Gaol Delivery, 9 Mar 1776. Morning Post and Daily Advertiser, 25 Mar 1776. Criminal Chronology, p 90 (as Thomas Akerman).

  • Robert Nall of Sheffield, 30

    Date: 9 Apr 1842

    Crime:
    Murder of his estranged wife Mary Nall, n?e Mary Hall, at Sheffield on 28 Nov 1841 by stabbing.

    Hull Packet, 25 Mar 1842. Newcastle Courant, 15 Apr 1842. Full Particulars of the Trials and Execution of Jonathan Taylor ? and Robert Nall, 1842, BL: 1870.c.2(665)

  • Lydia Dickenson of Clifton-upon Calder, under 20

    Date: 22 Mar 1784

    Crime:
    Murder of her illegitimate daughter, Martha Dickenson, by drowning her in the River Calder at Clifton-upon-Calder on 26 Feb 1784.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/35/1/68B-68C.

    TNA: ASSI 41/8. General Evening Post, 25 Mar 1784. Criminal Chronology, p 94.

  • John Dyon, son of William Dyon, of Morton Carr, near Gainsborough, 23

    Date: 2 Apr 1828

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting (with his father William Dyon) of his uncle, John Dyon of Bancroft, near Finningley, a farmer, about 40.

    Leeds Mercury, 23 Feb 1828; 8 Mar 1828; 5 Apr 1828.

  • Benjamin Armitt / Benjamin Armit of Hemingbrough, labourer

    Date: 29 Mar 1731

    Crime:
    Murder of Thomas Laird / Thomas Hird, Armitt's serving boy.

    Armitt claimed that he had only been administering 'correction' when the boy died.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-88v,89v. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 438. Daily Advertiser, 3 Apr 1731. London Journal, 10 Apr 1731. Criminal Chronology, p 46.

  • 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.

  • Robert Heseltine Hudson, furniture salesman, 23

    Date: 13 Aug 1895

    Crime:
    Murder of his wife, Kate Hudson, and infant child, Heseltine Hudson, at Roper Moor, near Helmsley on 8 Jun 1895.

    Northern Echo, 24 Jul 1895; 14 Aug 1895.

  • Josiah Fearn / Josiah Fern of Leeds

    Date: 25 Mar 1749

    Crime:
    Murder of Thomas Grave / Thomas Graves of Leeds.

    Fearn maintained he had acted in self-defence only. See also TNA: ASSI 45/24/1/26-34A.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. London Evening Post, 30 Mar 1749. Morning Advertiser, 31 Mar 1749. Criminal Chronology, p 62.

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  • Mary Endick

    Date: Lent 1724

    Crime:
    Murder of her illegitimate child; reprieved 28 Feb 1729.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-48,51; ASSI 45/18/6-96; SP 36/10.

  • Elizabeth Conney / Elizabeth Coney

    Date: Summer 1744

    Crime:
    Murder of her illegitimate child (a son); reprieved 14 years Lent 1745.

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

  • Joseph Vickers / Joseph Vickars

    Date: Lent 1750 York City

    Crime:
    Murder of John Bower; reprieved 14 years Summer 1750.

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

  • Ann Nell / Anne Nell of Selby

    Date: Lent 1740

    Crime:
    Murder of an infant, Joseph Nell; confessed; reprieved 14 years Summer 1740.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4.

  • Thomas Harrison

    Date: Lent 1770

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the dwelling house of Robert Whiting with an intent to kill and murder him and to steal his goods; reprieved 14 years Summer 1770.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 24 Mar 1770; 4 Aug 1770.

  • Francis Foremead / Francis Furmont

    Date: Summer 1724

    Crime:
    Murder of Mary Garside, wife of John Garside; reprieved.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-51; ASSI 45/18/1-52.

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