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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.

  • William Lazenby

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver tankard valued at ?3 15s belonging to Rachael Farray of Sproatley; transportation 7 years Lent 1772.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 14 Mar 1772.

  • John Sharp

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing 30 yards of red cloth valued at 30s from the tenters of John Priestly at Sowerby; transportation 7 years Lent 1772.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8.

  • William Bramley

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Stealing 2 linen shirts valued at 2s belonging to John Cass of Knaresborough; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 6 Mar 1773.

  • Richard Illingworth / Richard Chadwick

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver pint valued at 30s belonging to John Mitchell of Halifax; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 6 Mar 1773.

  • John Sheppardson

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Stealing 2 pewter dishes valued at 5s belonging to William Nickson of Stittenham; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 6 Mar 1773.

  • Robert Craggs, husband of Margaret Craggs

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Sheap stealing - a wether valued at 40s belonging to George Robinson of Easby; reprieved 7 years Lent 1774.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 5 Mar 1774.

  • William Sunderland

    Date: Summer 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing 13 yards of woollen cloth valued at 15s from tenters belonging to George Stansfield of Halifax; reprieved 7 years.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1774.

  • Richard Craythorne / Richard Craythorn the Younger

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing clothing valued at ?1 4s belonging to John Beckitt at the church of Stillingfleet; transportation 7 years Lent 1775.

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

  • William Hartley

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing gold and silver coin to the value of 30s belonging to Thomas Gray of Sheffield; transportation 7 years Lent 1775.

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

  • Thomas Richardson

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing a gold ring valued at 7s 6d belonging to John Montgomery of St Marygate; transportation 7 years Lent 1775.

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

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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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