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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.

  • Richard Guffick

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing 7 guineas and other items belonging to Nicholas Rodgers of Whitby; transportation 7 years Lent 1775.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/9. Calendar of Felons, 18 Mar 1775.

  • John Ellmer

    Date: Summer 1775

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing - a cow valued at ?3 belonging to William Carlton of Thirsk; reprieved 7 years Summer 1775.

    TNA: ASSI 41/7; ASSI 42/9.

  • John Holt

    Date: Summer 1727

    Crime:
    Stealing cloth from tenters belonging to Jeremiah Ryley of Blackshaw Clough, Sowerby; reprieved Lent 1728.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-66,69; ASSI 45/18/4(26-7).

  • George Ward / George Wade of Hunmanby

    Date: Summer 1727

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver tankard from the dwelling house of Ralph Featherston at Stockton; transportation 7 years Summer 1727.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-66; ASSI 45/18/4(49-52).

  • John Bryan

    Date: Summer 1736

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of William Briggs at Aberforth and stealing to a value of 20s; reprieved 14 years Summer 1737.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-130v; ASSI 41/3. Calendar of Felons, 2 Aug 1736.

  • William Eltoft

    Date: Summer 1736 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing pieces of gold and silver coin to value of ?8 and 8 shillings, property of Hannah Lee; transportation 7 years Lent 1737.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/20/2(62-4).

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. Calendar of Felons, 2 Aug 1736.

  • Thomas Perry

    Date: Lent 1737

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver tankard, a coat and money to the value of 35s belonging to John Ellott; transportation 7 years Lent 1737.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/1(96-9).

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

  • Thomas Ellis / Matthew Holme

    Date: Lent 1738

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing - 3 oxen belonging to John Waite and to Ann Foster, widow; transportation 7 years Lent 1738.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/2(17-18).

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

  • Ann Moon / Ann Moor, wife of Robert Moon / Robert Moor

    Date: Summer 1738

    Crime:
    Stealing as a pick-pocket 9 guineas from John Stainton at Harton, Bosworth; reprieved 14 years Summer 1739.

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

  • Hannah Nicholson, wife of William Nicholson

    Date: Lent 1740 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing woollen stuff to the value of 30s belonging to George Barrett Esq. of St Crux, York; transportation 7 years Lent 1740.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/4(52F-H).

    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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