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  • Charles Elliott, sergeant in Colonel Duncan Cameron's Royal Wakefield Regiment of Foot

    Date: 30 Mar 1795

    Crime:
    Murder of John Meal / John Meyal at Huddersfield.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/38/3/35.

    General Gaol Delivery, 24 Mar 1795; Calendar of Felons, 24 Mar 1795. Lloyd's Evening Post, 1 Apr 1795. Criminal Chronology, p 130.

  • 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.

  • John Hannah of Manchester, tailor, 27

    Date: 27 Dec 1856

    Crime:
    Murder of Jane Banham, n?e Jane Hope, estranged partner and mother of Hannah's illegitimate children, at Malt Mill Inn, Armley, Leeds on 11 Sep 1856.

    Banham, who had been abandoned by her husband, was the principal dancer in a travelling corps of entertainers headed by her father, John Hope, formerly of India. Hannah's supporters, who attempted to get a respite for him, argued that he had been driven into a frenzy by Banham's refusal to live with him and her refusal to give him access to her children. Hannah was the son of William Hannah of 15 Lombard Street, Deangate, Manchester. His last letters to his family were published verbatim in the Leeds Mercury and other papers.

    Morning Chronicle, 16 Dec 1856. Leeds Mercury, 24 Dec 1856; 30 Dec 1856.

  • John Wright of Wakefield, labourer

    Date: 11 Apr 1741

    Crime:
    Murder of Upkin Stirling / Upkin Sterling.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/22/1(186-90).

    TNA: ASSI 41/4. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 440. Criminal Chronology, p 60.

  • Edward Smith, serjeant in General Elliot's regiment of foot

    Date: 6 Mar 1760

    Crime:
    Murder of Samuel Lund / Samuel Land.

    Tried at York City Assizes, Lent 1760.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Whitehall Evening Post, 13 Mar 1760.

  • John Earley / John Early of Huddersfield

    Date: 15 Mar 1773

    Crime:
    Murder of Thomas Ossling / Thomas Austling / Thomas Usling at Doncaster on 31 Oct 1772.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/31/1/77-79.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 6 Mar 1773. Lloyd's Evening Post, 17 Mar 1773. Criminal Chronology, p 87.

  • William Smith of Great Broughton, near Stokesley, farmer, about 22

    Date: 15 Aug 1753

    Crime:
    Murder by poison (arsenic in a Good Friday cake) of his stepfather, Thomas Harper of Ingleby Manor, and two half-siblings, William Harper and Anne Harper.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/25/1/135-149.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. London Evening Post, 10 May 1753. Public Advertiser, 18 Aug 1753. Newgate Cal, 194. Criminal Chronology, p 64 (with erroneous date of 22 Aug 1753).

  • John Morritt of Howden, labourer, 34

    Date: 21 Apr 1787

    Crime:
    Murder of John Argyle / John Randall / John Roundell of Howden.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/36/1/158.

    General Gaol Delivery, 10 Mar 1787; Calendar of Felons, 10 Mar 1787. Whitehall Evening Post, 20 Mar 1787. Criminal Chronology, p 98.

  • Michael Stokes, private in 57th Regiment of Foot, Roman Catholic, about 20

    Date: 13 May 1848

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting of Mary Ann Garrad, 28, wife of Private William Garrad, at Leeds Horse Barracks, Chapeltown Road, Leeds on 20 Jan 1848.

    Chaplain's Journal: 13 May 1848. Leeds Mercury, 29 Jan 1848; 25 Mar 1848.

  • 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.

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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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