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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.

  • John Timmons

    Date: Summer 1769 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing goods to the value of more than 20s belonging to George Dickon and Frances Hunt of the City of York; transportation 7 years Summer 1769.

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

  • George Mewburn / George Mewburne / George Mowburn

    Date: Lent 1770

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Daniel Unthank) 8 and a half guineas belonging to Thomas Scott of Hilton; transportation 7 years Lent 1770.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 24 Mar 1770; 4 Aug 1770.

  • Daniel Unthank / Daniel Untbank

    Date: Lent 1770

    Crime:
    Stealing (with George Mowburn) 8 and a half guineas belonging to Thomas Scott of Hilton; transportation 7 years Lent 1770.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 24 Mar 1770; 4 Aug 1770.

  • Christopher Barker

    Date: Summer 1770

    Crime:
    Stealing ?18 18s belonging to John Barker at the dwelling house of Cuthbert Hodgson at Scarborough; transportation 7 years Summer 1770.

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

  • Joseph Tyson

    Date: Lent 1771

    Crime:
    Stealing 3 yards of wolsey cloth valued at 6s from tenters belonging to Thomas Plowes; reprieved 7 years Lent 1771.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 9 Mar 1771.

  • Rachael Bryan / Rachel Bryan, wife of James Bryan

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing goods valued at upwards of 5s from the dwelling house of William Neesholme at Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1772.

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

  • Roger Bulmer

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 6 ewes valued at ?5 8s belonging to William Hall at North Frodingham; reprieved 14 years Lent 1772.

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

  • Luke Thompson

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing goods valued at 20s from the dwelling house of Robert Cross at Market Weighton; transportation 7 years Lent 1772.

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

  • Robert Ayton / Robert Ayron

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Stealing a watch, silver chain and several handkerchiefs belonging to John Atkinson of Calverley; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

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

  • John Bolton

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 3 lambs valued at 39s belonging to William Booth of Bolton-upon-Swale; reprieved 7 years Lent 1773.

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

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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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