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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.

  • Mary Chapman, wife of Thomas Chapman

    Date: Lent 1745

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver tankard valued at ?7 4s belonging to Mary Arthur; transportation 7 years Lent 1745.

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

  • Leonard Parrott

    Date: Lent 1745

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver tankard valued at ?3 10s belonging to Robert Wilson; transportation 7. years Lent 1745

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

  • William Cowlin / William Coughlin

    Date: Lent 1746

    Crime:
    Stealing goods from the dwelling house of William Wilson at Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1746.

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

  • John Robinson

    Date: Lent 1749 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver pint mug to the value of 35s out of the dwelling house of William Greeves; transportation 7 years Lent 1749.

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

  • Samuel Fletcher

    Date: Lent 1750

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver pint mug valued at ?4 belonging to Francis Pindar; transportation 7 years Lent 1750.

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

  • Thomas Wright

    Date: Summer 1752

    Crime:
    Stealing a coat and other goods to the value of 10s from the dwelling house of William Reynolds; transportation 7 years Summer 1752.

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

  • John Lindley

    Date: Lent 1753

    Crime:
    Stealing from the dwelling house of Robert Ripley a silver pint cup; transportation 7 years Lent 1753.

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

  • Richard Smith

    Date: Lent 1754

    Crime:
    Stealing 14 yards of linen cloth belonging to John Thompson; transportation 7 years Lent 1754.

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

  • Andrew Parker

    Date: Lent 1755 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing 7 silver teaspoons valued at 20s belonging to Catherine Wintringham; transportation 7 years Lent 1755.

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

  • James Powell

    Date: Lent 1755

    Crime:
    Stealing a piece of cloth valued at 15s belonging to Richard Dobson; transportation 7 years Lent 1755.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 14 Jul 1755.

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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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