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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.

  • James Grey

    Date: Summer 1750

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - two black mares belonging to William Turner the Elder and William Turner the Younger; reprieved.

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

  • Robert Glenton

    Date: Summer 1768 York City

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black gelding belonging to Mathew Clarkson and a black mare belonging to Elizabeth Cook, both of St Sampson, City of York; reprieved.

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

  • Thomas Burnett the Younger

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black gelding valued at ?3 6s and a grey gelding valued at ?3 belonging to Christopher Whitfield at Wetherby; reprieved 7 years Summer 1775.

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

  • James Stansfield of Bradford, labourer

    Date: Summer 1773

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a grey mare valued at ?5 belonging to Isaac Sugden of Bradford; sentenced to death Lent 1774; reprieved 7 years Lent 1774.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 5 Mar 1774.

  • George Beecroft of Yarm, cooper

    Date: Lent 1766

    Crime:
    Stealing butter; awaiting transportation from York Castle Gaol Lent 1766.

    Convicted of stealing butter at New Malton QS Jan 1766

    TNA: ASSI 42/8.

  • William Boddy / William Walmsley / William Skipton

    Date: Summer 1729

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare and a saddle belonging to Thomas Baldock of Wysall; a black mare belonging to J Stephenson; reprieved 14 years Summer 1730.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-78,85,86; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/6(11). Daily Courant, 1 Aug 1729.

  • Thomas Cowlam / Thomas Cowlan of Bulmer, husbandman

    Date: Lent 1725 York City

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a mare and foal from John Green of Amotherby; remanded in gaol till next assizes Lent 1725; tried Summer 1725 Yorkshire Assizes; 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 41/2-52v,56,73v; ASSI 45/18/2-16,17; ASSI 45/18/6-96; SP 36/10.

  • William Leuty / William Lucy

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing 9 pair of leather breeches valued at ?6 15s belonging to John Wilson at Wetherby, Spofforth; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

    Had been acquitted of several charges of stealing at the Lent 1773 Assizes

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 5 Mar 1774.

  • Thomas Cooper / Thomas Cowper

    Date: Summer 1757

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare valued at ?4 and a grey mare valued at ?3 belonging to William Kilburn; and a brown mare valued at ?8 belonging to David Justice; reprieved.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 23 Jul 1757.

  • Henry Boswell

    Date: Lent 1752 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing and sacrilege - stealing ?3 15s of the Poor's Money from St Saviour's Church, York, and also coppers from St Michael-le-Belfrey; reprieved 14 years Summer 1752.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. Covent Garden Journal, 7 Apr 1752. London Evening Post, 16 Apr 1752.

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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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