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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.

  • Joseph Jagger

    Date: Lent 1747

    Crime:
    Stealing 12 yards of broad cloth valued at 20s belonging to Joseph Williamson; transportation 7 years Lent 1747.

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

  • Grace Gibb / Grace Gilbank

    Date: Lent 1748

    Crime:
    Stealing a linen tablecloth and other goods to the value of 30s from the dwelling house of Lucretia Burton; transportation 7 years Lent 1748.

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

  • Ann Fowler, wife of Thomas Fowler

    Date: Lent 1750

    Crime:
    Stealing a gown, petticoat and shoes valued at 18s belonging to Elizabeth Hornby; transportation 7 years Lent 1750.

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

  • Thomas Taylor

    Date: Lent 1750

    Crime:
    Stealing 6 pairs of men's leather shoes valued at 4s out of the shop of John Lonsdale; transportation 7 years Lent 1750.

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

  • Isabell Humble / Isabel Humble

    Date: Lent 1751

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Benjamin Chip and stealing therefrom; reprieved 14 years Summer 1751.

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

  • Thomas Grime / Thomas Graham

    Date: Lent 1753

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Jane Watson and stealing several goods; transportation 7 years Lent 1753.

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

  • James Brown

    Date: Lent 1754

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the dwelling house of Thomas Morley and stealing goods above the value of 5s; transportation 7 years Lent 1754.

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

  • Elizabeth Green

    Date: Lent 1754

    Crime:
    Stealing 10 yards of linen check cloth belonging to John Thompson; transportation 7 years Lent 1754.

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

  • Jeremiah Mate

    Date: Lent 1755

    Crime:
    Stealing 80 pounds of iron belonging to John Cockshutt and Joseph Broadbent; transportation 7 years Lent 1755.

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

  • William Shillingford

    Date: Lent 1756

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver pint mug valued at ?3 from the dwelling house of John Batty; transportation 7 years Lent 1756.

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

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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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