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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.

  • Robert Pulleyn

    Date: Lent 1755

    Crime:
    Stealing cloth from tenters at night belonging to Walter Farrer; reprieved 7 years Lent 1755.

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

  • Benjamin Barnet / Benjamin Barret

    Date: Summer 1755

    Crime:
    Stealing 50 bushels of oats valued at 50s belonging to John Waddington; transportation 7 years Summer 1755.

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

  • John Holden

    Date: Summer 1755

    Crime:
    Stealing 3 bushels of barley valued at 4s belonging to Godfrey Wentworth Esq; transportation 7 years Summer 1755.

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

  • George Chaplain

    Date: Lent 1756

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - a wether valued at 10s 6d belonging to Joseph Halfpenney; reprieved 14 years Summer 1756.

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

  • John Wood

    Date: Lent 1756

    Crime:
    Stealing a linen sheet valued at 3s belonging to Samuel Brook; transportation 7 years Lent 1756.

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

  • Mary Wilson

    Date: Lent 1757

    Crime:
    Stealing as a pick-pocket a handkerchief valued at 10d from John Readshaw; transportation 7 years Summer 1757.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 23 Jul 1757.

  • James Carr

    Date: Lent 1758

    Crime:
    Stealing at Malton money and goods to the value of ?40 belonging to Edmund Barnley; transportation 7 years Lent 1758.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. CF 13 Mar 1757; 8 Jul 1758.

  • Eli Longbotham

    Date: Lent 1763

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing - a cow valued at ?4 belonging to Herny Sagar at Elslack; reprieved 14 years Summer 1763.

    TNA: ASSI 42/7; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1763.

  • Thomas Hill the Younger

    Date: Summer 1763

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - a ewe valued at 5s belonging to Henry Atkinson of Kirksmeaton; reprieved 14 years Summer 1764.

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

  • Thomas Kendall

    Date: Lent 1764

    Crime:
    Stealing from the dwelling house of Robert Dickinson of Osbaldwick goods above the value of 5s; transportation 7 years Lent 1764.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 4 Aug 1764.

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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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