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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.

  • Samuel Jackson

    Date: Summer 1763

    Crime:
    Stealing diverse goods valued at 2s 4d belonging to Jonas Shackleton of Wadsworth and stealing other goods of persons unknown; transportation 7 years Summer 1763.

    TNA: ASSI 42/7; ASSI 42/8.

  • John Milward

    Date: Lent 1756

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Joseph Skidmore and stealing several goods; and stealing privately from the shop of Thomas Thompson goods above the value of 5s; reprieved 14 years Summer 1756.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7.

  • Thomas Sutton / Thomas Suttan

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Stealing - several counts of stealing cutlery and other goods, each count to the value of 39s, from the dwelling house of Joseph Shernold, Jonathan Parkin and Jonathan Hague at Sheffield; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 6 Mar 1773.

  • Stephen Keatler

    Date: Lent 1753 York City

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Ebenezer Harrison and stealing a piece of Portugal gold; also the house of William Swift and stealing a pair of boots; transportation 7 years Lent 1753.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7.

  • Elizabeth Clifford

    Date: Lent 1758

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of William Cass and stealing goods above the value of 5s; also stealing from the dwelling house of Bridget Marshall property above the value of 40s; transportation 7 years Lent 1758.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 8 Jul 1758.

  • John Lawson / John Lowson

    Date: Lent 1762

    Crime:
    Stealing in the dwelling house of Isabel Wake and Mary Wake of Whitby, and sheep stealing - 4 wethers and 2 ewes beloning to Gawen Pickering of Whitby;reprieved 14 years Summer 1762.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7.

  • Michael Hirst / Nicholas Hirst, labourer

    Date: Summer 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing 25 pounds of Bohea tea valued at ?5 and other items belonging to Richard Scargill at South Kirkby; awaiting trial Summer 1774; convicted stealing Lent 1775; transportation 7 years Lent 1775.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/9. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1774.

  • Thomas Holmes

    Date: Summer 1732

    Crime:
    Stealing corn; transportation 7 years Summer 1732.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-99,101; ASSI 41/3.

  • Anthony Boss

    Date: Lent 1742

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing; reprieved 14 years Summer 1742.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4.

  • William Barker

    Date: Summer 1742

    Crime:
    Sheap stealing; reprieved 14 years Lent 1743.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4.

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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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