Family History

Suggested search: Murder, Horse stealing, Hanged

681 results - see our factsheet to learn more

  • 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 Tummon

    Date: Summer 1742

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing; reprieved 14 years Lent 1743.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4.

  • Arthur Kay

    Date: Lent 1743

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing; reprieved 14 years Summer 1743.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4.

  • John Dales / John Dale

    Date: Summer 1743

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing; reprieved 14 years Lent 1744.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4. Daily Post, 17 Mar 1744.

  • Isabel Farrow, wife of Richard Farrow

    Date: Lent 1745

    Crime:
    Stealing 16 guineas; transportation 7 years Lent 1745.

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

  • William Atkinson

    Date: Summer 1755

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - a ewe belonging to William Earnshaw; reprieved.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. London Evening Post, 31 Jul 1755.

  • Elizabeth Webster, singlewoman

    Date: Summer 1756

    Crime:
    Stealing in the dwelling house of Ann White goods above the value of 40s; reprieved.

    Possibly pardoned by king's sign manual.

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

  • Joseph Clayton

    Date: Lent 1766

    Crime:
    Stealing at Huddersfield; transportation 7 years Lent 1766.

    TNA: ASSI 42/8.

  • John Austin

    Date: Lent 1719

    Crime:
    Stealing cloth from tenters; reprieved 14 years Summer 1721.

    Shipped to Virginia in the Forward Oct 1723 - TNA: T 53/30-453 .

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-4v,32,35.

  • Robert Brown

    Date: Lent 1719

    Crime:
    Stealing cloth from tenters; reprieved 14 years Summer 1721.

    Shipped to Virginia in the Forward Oct 1723 - TNA: T 53/30-453 .

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-4v,32,35.

  • Michael Bothomley

    Date: Lent 1721

    Crime:
    Stealing cloth from tenters; reprieved 14 years Summer 1721.

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

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-25v,32,35.

  • Page
  • 1
  • 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

Back to top