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  • Elizabeth Elliott of Thornton Rust

    Date: 26 Mar 1792

    Crime:
    Murder of Mary Walker at Thornton Rust.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/3/77-78.

    General Gaol Delivery, 19 Mar 1792; Calendar of Felons, 19 Mar 1792. General Evening Post, 27 Mar 1792. Criminal Chronology, p 110.

  • Benjamin Oldroyd / Benjamin Aldroyd of Sandal Magna, labourer, 46

    Date: 27 May 1805

    Crime:
    Murder of his father Joseph Oldroyd, aged 60 to 70.

    Elizabeth Oldroyd, Joseph's wife and Benjamin's mother, testified that her husband had suicidal tendencies and that she believed he had hanged himself. Benjamin Oldroyd protested his innocence until the end and physically resisted being hanged.

    The Hull Packet, 9 Apr 1805. Caledonian Mercury, 3 Jun 1805. Criminal Chronology, p 142.

  • James Bardsley, 28

    Date: 11 Apr 1840

    Crime:
    Murder of his father, John Bardsley, at Quick.

    Morning Chronicle, 23 Mar 1840. Hull Packet, 17 Apr 1840.

  • Adam Alvin, servant of Enoch Sinclair

    Date: 1712

    Crime:
    Murder of Rev Enoch Sinclair of Owthorne, Holderness, in 1708.

    George Poulson, History and Antiquities of ? Holderness, 1841, vol 2, p 407.

  • Robert Fawthorp

    Date: 25 Mar 1749

    Crime:
    Murder of Elizabeth Tarrand and Mary Park of Fenton.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/24/1/25.

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

  • Mary Ellah of Broomfleet, near Cave

    Date: 28 Mar 1757

    Crime:
    Petty treason - murder of her husband Thomas Ellah with an axe.

    Burnt at the stake. See also TNA: ASSI 45/26/1/41.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; 42/7. London Evening Post, 10 Feb 1757; 31 Mar 1757. Criminal Chronology, p 65.

  • George Bulmer of York, servant to Mr Simpson of Stonegate, York

    Date: 7 Aug 1775

    Crime:
    Murder of his wife Susannah Bulmer at Farlington on 19 Jun 1775.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/32/1/40-42.

    TNA: ASSI 41/7; ASSI 42/9. Calendar of Felons, 29 Jul 1775. Public Advertiser, 11 Aug 1775. Criminal Chronology, p 89 (with date of 29 Jul 1775).

  • James Beaumont of the Wicker, Sheffield, filesmith

    Date: 18 Jul 1796

    Crime:
    Murder of Sarah Turton, a woman with whom he cohabited, at Sheffield.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/39/1/9.

    General Gaol Delivery, 9 Jul 1796. Sun, 19 May 1796. Star, 1 Aug 1796. Criminal Chronology, p 132.

  • Mary Thorp / Mary Thorpe of Ecclesfield, domestic servant, born 1779

    Date: 18 Mar 1800

    Crime:
    Murder of her illegitimate child, a boy aged one week, by drowning.

    Court accepted she was suffering from 'milk fever' but did not believe it affected her sanity. See also TNA: ASSI 45/40/2/240-241.

    London Chronicle or Universal Evening Post, 18 Mar 1800. Rede, York Castle, p 195. Criminal Chronology, p 137.

  • John Wilkinson of Holbeck, near Leeds, clothier, 32

    Date: 18 Mar 1805

    Crime:
    Murder of his wife Hannah Wilkinson by arsenic poisoning.

    Hull Packet, 2 Apr 1805. Criminal Chronology, p 142.

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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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