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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.

  • Peter Miles

    Date: Lent 1767

    Crime:
    Stealing 28 yards of linen valued at 20s from the bleaching croft of Nathaniel Wetherill of Osmotherley; transportation 7 years Lent 1767.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • Jonathan Woolhouse

    Date: Lent 1767

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver-plated tankard valued at 40s belonging to John Green of Sheffield; transportation 7 years Lent 1767.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • William Jeff / William Jeffe

    Date: Summer 1767

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver watch valued at 20s and other items belonging to Joseph Jarvis of Topcliffe; transportation 7 years Summer 1767.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • Daniel Hunt

    Date: Lent 1768

    Crime:
    Stealing 12 yards of woollen cloth valued at 12s belonging to Samuel Smith of Rotherham; transportation 7 years Lent 1768.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1768.

  • James Brown

    Date: Summer 1768

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Samuel Bruce) goods to the value of upwards of 30s belonging to John Boulton of Sheffield; transportation 7 years Summer 1768.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1768.

  • Samuel Bruce

    Date: Summer 1768

    Crime:
    Stealing (with James Brown) goods to the value of upwards of 30s belonging to John Boulton of Sheffield; transportation 7 years Summer 1768.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1768.

  • Joseph Dickens

    Date: Summer 1768

    Crime:
    Stealing razors valued at 5s and a razor hone from the warehouse of William Birks at Sheffield; transportation 7 years Summer 1768.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1768.

  • John Wood

    Date: Summer 1768 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing 20 yards of linen cloth valued at 18s from the warehouse of Thomas Harwood and James Simpson in St Sampson, City of York.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • Humphrey Bray

    Date: Lent 1769

    Crime:
    Stealing two pieces of woollen cloth valued at 30s belonging to Messrs Eyre's at Penistone; transportation 7 years Lent 1769.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 25 Mar 1769.

  • Richard Craven

    Date: Lent 1769

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - four ewes valued at 21s and other goods belonging to Thomas Balderstone of Bentham; reprieved 14 years Lent 1769.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 25 Mar 1769.

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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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