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  • George Howe of Yarm, railway labourer and former gentleman's servant, 32

    Date: 31 Mar 1849

    Murder of his infant daughter Eliza Amelia Howe by poisoning with oxalic acid on 25 Jan 1849.

    The victim was Howe's daughter by his second wife who had died shortly after the birth in October 1848. Howe's co-lodgers at Yarm had previously intervened on occasions to prevent him harming the baby.

    Chaplain's Journal: 31 Mar 1849. Ipswich Journal, 17 Mar 1849. Hull Packet, 16 Mar 1849.

  • Joseph Dobson of Broomhirst, near Halifax, weaver, 25

    Date: 20 Jan 1844

    Murder of his father, John Dobson of Mount Tabor, near Halifax, weaver, by shooting on 4 Jul 1843.

    In his defence, Joseph Dobson maintained that his father was a cruel man and that he had sent his wife and four of Joseph's siblings to an early grave by his abuse and failings.

    Chaplain's Journal: 20 Jan 1844. Leeds Mercury, 23 Dec 1843. Preston Chronicle, 27 Jan 1844.

  • William Allott, dairy farm manager, 35, in the employ of Martha Hardwick

    Date: 6 Apr 1835

    Murder of Martha Hardwick, widow and dairy farmer, at Upper Heeley, near Sheffield, on 9 Sep 1834.

    Chaplain's Journal: 6 Apr 1835. Hull Packet, 10 Apr 1835.

  • Joseph Slater of Paythorn, near Gisburn

    Date: 2 Aug 1830

    Murder of his legitimate son Thomas Slater, aged 3, by drowning him in the River Ribble at Gringleton, near Gisburn.

    Hull Packet, 3 Aug 1830. An Account of the Trial and Execution of Joseph Slater, 1830, BL: 1870.c.2(663).

  • Ann Barber, n?e Ann Smirthwaite, of Rothwell, born 1778

    Date: 13 Aug 1821

    Petty treason - murder of her husband James Barber of Rothwell, near Leeds, by poisoning him with arsenic.

    Leeds Mercury, 18 Aug 1821. Rede, York Castle, p 686.

  • John Lazenby of Sheriff Hutton

    Date: 21 Mar 1772

    Murder of William Moor of Alne, 'an old man that went about the country selling oatmeal', at Sheriff Hutton on 9 Oct 1771.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/33/2/67-69.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 14 Mar 1772. General Evening Post, 24 Mar 1772. Criminal Chronology, p 87.

  • William Kendrew, 22

    Date: 28 Dec 1844

    Murder by shooting of William Inchbald of Low Dunsforth, a retired merchant, on 28 Sep 1844 as he was returning from Boroughbridge Market.

    Shortly before his execution Kendrew confessed to the killing, saying it was revenge for Inchbald having threatened to have him transported for poaching.

    Leeds Mercury, 14 Dec 1844; 28 Dec 1844.

  • Charles Cooke / Charles Cook, 20

    Date: 26 Apr 1834

    Highway robbery and attempted murder of James Richardson, travelling fishmonger of Thirsk, in Sowerby Lane.

    Hull Packet, 4 Apr 1834; 2 May 1834.

  • Leonard Wilkinson, of Finghall, labourer, born 1804

    Date: 17 Jul 1826

    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.

  • Samuel Booth / William Booth

    Date: 13 Mar 1820

    Murder by shooting of Thomas Parkin, gamekeeper in the service of James Archibald Stuart Wortley, Esq., of Tankersley.

    Booth insisted upon his innocence, claiming gun went off by accident when Parkin, without just cause, attempted to wrest it from him.

    Leeds Mercury, 11 Mar 1820. Rede, York Castle, p 606. Criminal Chronology, p 156 (with erroneous date of 15 May).

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  • Mary Endick

    Date: Lent 1724

    Murder of her illegitimate child; reprieved 28 Feb 1729.

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

  • Joseph Vickers / Joseph Vickars

    Date: Lent 1750 York City

    Murder of John Bower; reprieved 14 years Summer 1750.

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

  • Elizabeth Conney / Elizabeth Coney

    Date: Summer 1744

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

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

  • Ann Nell / Anne Nell of Selby

    Date: Lent 1740

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

    TNA: ASSI 41/4.

  • Thomas Harrison

    Date: Lent 1770

    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

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

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

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