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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.

  • William Watson

    Date: Summer 1724

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing from Thomas Snowden; committed to gaol 2 Apr 1724.

    TNA: ASSI 45/18/1-52.

  • Ann Spark / Anne Sparkes, spinster

    Date: Lent 1752

    Crime:
    Stealing 19 guineas out of the dwelling house of Mary Williamson; reprieved.

    Released Summer 1752 on recognizance to plead for a pardon.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. London Evening Post, 2 Apr 1752; 16 Apr 1752.

  • Robert Thompson

    Date: Lent 1752

    Crime:
    Stealing 12 yards of linen; transportation 7 years Lent 1752.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. London Evening Post, 2 Apr 1752; 16 Apr 1752.

  • William Birch

    Date: Summer 1774

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - a ewe and a lamb valued at 6s at Sandal Magna; reprieved.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1774.

  • John Baker

    Date: Lent 1724

    Crime:
    Stealing and breaking from Pontefract Gaol; transportation 7 years Lent 1724.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-48,51,53.

  • William Fiernley / William Fearnley

    Date: Lent 1732

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 20 ewes and 6 wethers; transportation 7 years Lent 1732.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-95v,97; ASSI 41/3.

  • Mary Atkins

    Date: Lent 1737

    Crime:
    Stealing privately goods from a shop to the value of ?11; reprieved 14 years Summer 1737.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/1(1).

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

  • John Lockwood

    Date: Lent 1737

    Crime:
    Stealing a hide of tanned leather; transportation 7 years Lent 1737.

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

  • Richard Clareborough

    Date: Summer 1743

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing - a bull calf; reprieved 14 years Lent 1744.

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

  • Thomas Balderson / Thomas Bolderson

    Date: Summer 1746

    Crime:
    Stealing silver chalice from church; transportation 7 years Summer 1746.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. PWC, 1988.

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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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