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  • John Chapillo / John Chappello / John Chapello

    Date: 25 Jul 1730

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    Was originally charged with horse stealing in 1724; was presumably hanged for a later offence.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-85; ASSI 45/18/2(11). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 437. London Evening Post, 16 Jul 1730. Criminal Chronology, p 46

  • Joseph Lee / John Lee / John Lees, 22

    Date: 22 Apr 1826

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a grey gelding belonging to Richard Thornton of Horncastle, near Hemsworth.

    Lee had earlier pleaded guilty at Beverley Quarter Sessions to stealing pigs from Cawthorne, near Barnsley. He was transferred to York Castle Gaol to await transportation, and was there recognized as a horse thief for which he was duly charged and sentenced to death.

    Hull Packet, 24 Jan 1826; 4 Apr 1826. Leeds Mercury, 8 Apr 1826; 29 Apr 1826.

  • Tobias Goodwell / Tobias Goodwill / Tobias Goodall / Thomas Smith / John Smith of Stonegrave, husbandman

    Date: 13 Aug 1737

    Crime:
    Highway robbery of Robert Stainton at Saxton and of John Boldock at Owston; also found guilty of horse stealing - a red roan mare belonging to William Chambers.

    Reported escaped from Hull Gaol on 27 March 1736 where he was held on suspicion of horse stealing; the wanted notice described him as: 'a middle-siz'd Man, about 28 Years of Age, of a fair Complexion, had on an Olive colour'd Coat, the Collar of which was lin'd with light Velvet, a blue Silk Waistcoat, Leather Breeches, and a light Bob Wigg; he lately liv'd with --- Combes, Esq.' See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/1(50-1).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-128v; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol. 25, p 439. London Evening Post, 17 Jun 1736; Daily Post, 25 Aug 1737.

  • Robert Cramman

    Date: 14 Aug 1790

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a chestnut horse galloway belonging to Ralph Lowe of Pinfold House in Weardale, Durham, and a saddle belonging to Charles Thompson of Bowes.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/1/66-72.

    General Gaol Delivery, 17 Jul 1790; Calendar of Felons, 17 Jul 1790. London Chronicle, 24 Aug 1790. Criminal Chronology, p 109.

  • Jonas Horsfield / Jonas Horfield / Jonas Horsfall of Denham Milner [Denham, miller?]

    Date: 29 Mar 1730

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding - and stealing goods.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-81; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/7(34-5). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 437. London Evening Post, 21 Mar 1730.

  • William Bryant / William Briant / Joseph Anderson

    Date: 7 Apr 1729

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-73v. Criminal Chronology, p 45.

  • Robert Wheat

    Date: 7 Apr 1729

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-73v. Criminal Chronology, p 45.

  • John Sill

    Date: 30 Mar 1733

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/19/3(45-48A).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-104; Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 438. St James's Evening Post, 20 Mar 1733.

  • Thomas Bilton / Thomas Belton

    Date: 4 Sep 1742

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 440. London Evening Post, 14 Sep 1742.

  • William Baker

    Date: 28 Aug 1802

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    Baker was in the first batch of executions at the New Drop in St George's Fields, just outside the York Castle walls.

    Caledonian Mercury, 16 Aug 1802. Criminal Chronology, p 139.

  • Thomas Parker

    Date: Lent 1769

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare valued ?9 belonging to William Easby of Stokesley; reprieved 14 years Lent 1769.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 25 Mar 1769.

  • William Dalby / William Dolby

    Date: Lent 1770

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black gelding valued at ?14 belonging to John Nettleton of Birstall; reprieved 14 years Summer 1770.

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

  • Alexander Thompson

    Date: Lent 1744

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare price ?5 belonging to Thomas Pickering at South Kirkby; reprieved 14 years Summer 1744.

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

  • Robert Sinton

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black gelding valued at ?6 belonging to William Merryweather of Adwick-le-Street; reprieved 14 years Summer 1775.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/9. Calendar of Felons, 18 Mar 1775; 29 Jul 1775.

  • John Dorsey

    Date: Summer 1769

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a yellow bay mare belonging to William Boyes and William Carr; reprieved.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • Thomas Whitting / Thomas Whiteing of Howden, miller

    Date: Lent 1725

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare belonging to Thomas Fallowdowne / Thomas Falladown of Tickton; 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 41/2-53,73v; ASSI 45/18/2(69-70); ASSI 45/18/6(96); SP 36/10.

  • Benjamin Fletcher of Halifax, blacksmith

    Date: Lent 1720

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the house of James Smith of Thwaite, Bingley, while 'roaming out of York Gaol' where he was being held on suspicion of horse stealing; transportation 7 years Lent 1720.

    Not in 1723 shipment to Virgina. May have died in gaol.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-13,16; ASSI 45/18/1-37,38.

  • William Robinson / William Thompson / William Toes

    Date: Lent 1733

    Crime:
    Cheating people of meat and drink by fictitious stories and escaping from a public house in Durham when under commitment for an imposter; also horse stealing - a bay mare; reprieved 14 years Summer 1733.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/19/3(38-9).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-104,108,110. St James's Evening Post, 20 Mar 1733.

  • Robert Brown / Robert Browne / John Glenton of Whinhouse, Sedgefield

    Date: Lent 1720

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare belonging to William Pickering of Raby, Durham; transportation 7 years Lent 1720; reprieved 14 years Summer 1721.

    The reprieve from a death sentence after the initial sentence of transportation suggests that he was convicted of more than one crime. Shipped to Virginia in the Forward Oct 1723 - TNA: T 53/30-453 .

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-13,32v,35; ASSI 45/18/1-39,40.

  • Thomas Sanderson / Thomas Saunderson

    Date: Lent 1726

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bright bay mare belonging to Jonn Crawford of Fall Hill, Croft, and a saddle and bridle belonging to Abraham Cassan; reprieved 28 Feb 1729.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-59; ASSI 45/18/3(22-3); ASSI 45/18/6(96); SP 36/10.

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  • Henry Robinson of Butterwick, Barton / Holm, horse dealer and farmer

    Date: 1729

    Name appears on list of poor debtors receiving county bread charity in York Castle, 1728.

    London Gazette 6783, 31 May 1729, p 4; 6785, 7 Jun 1729, p 3. Beverley Archives: QSF/80/E/9

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