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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 Aaron of Crofton, husbandman and farm servant

    Date: Lent 1725

    Crime:
    Stealing clothes, stockings, a hat and 10s from his former master, Matthew Brown of Crofton; transportation 7 years Lent 1725.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-53; ASSI 45/18/2-1.

  • Andrew Hetherington / Black Andrew, traveller and vagrant

    Date: Summer 1729

    Crime:
    Stealing linen cloth from the yard of Mary Wright of Rievaulx; transportation 7 years Summer 1729.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-78; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/6(9-10).

  • John Watson

    Date: Lent 1736

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver cup valued at 35s from the dwelling house of John King; transportation 7 years Summer 1736.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/20/2(168-71).

    TNA: ASSI 41/3. Calendar of Felons, 2 Aug 1736.

  • Timothy Popplewell

    Date: Lent 1738

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 21 ewes price ?5 belonging to Henry Houseman; transportation 7 years Lent 1738.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/2(58-9).

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

  • William Wood

    Date: Summer 1738

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver pint mug belonging to Thomas Fisher at Pontefract; transportation 7 years Summer 1738.

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

  • Nathaniel Allender / Nathaniel Allander

    Date: Summer 1739

    Crime:
    Stealing silver pint cup belonging to William Rowan at Sheffield; transportation 7 years Summer 1739.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/3(1-3A).

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

  • John Munckman / John Munkman

    Date: Summer 1739

    Crime:
    Stealing 10 yards of linen cloth belonging to George Sympkin at Heslerton; transportation Summer 1739.

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

  • John Robinson

    Date: Summer 1739

    Crime:
    Stealing 6 and a half yards of woollen cloth belonging to Edward Trouton; transportation Summer 1739.

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

  • Thomas Cook / Thomas Cooke

    Date: Summer 1744

    Crime:
    Stealing as a pick-pocket a purse and money from John Wilkinson; reprieved 14 years Lent 1745.

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

  • George Wade

    Date: Summer 1744

    Crime:
    Stealing money from the dwelling house of Margaret Dale in Scrayingham; transportation 7 years Summer 1744.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; 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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