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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 Newton

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver watch and chain valued at 20s belonging to Benjamin Bradfield of Thornhill; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

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

  • Richard Beckett

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 10 wethers and 6 ewes valued at ?9 belonging to Edward Lascelles, Esq. of Darrington; reprieved 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • Thomas Beeley / John Walker

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 2 ewes and 2 wethers valued at 16s belonging to Richard Fretwell of Woolley; reprieved 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • John Steward

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing 3 guineas and 40s in silver coins belonging to Arthur Illingworth of the Forest of Bowland; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • James Clayton / John Rhodes

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing shoes, breeches, stockings and coins belonging to Benjamin Gibson at Hickleton; transportation 7 years Lent 1775.

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

  • John Radcliffe

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing at night 4 yards of woollen cloth valued at 10s from the tenter belonging to Knight Spencer of Halifax; reprieved 7 years.

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

  • Thomas Jaques

    Date: Summer 1775

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 6 ewes and 5 lambs valued at ?4 and 30s belonging to William Prince of Topcliffe; reprieved 7 years Summer 1775.

    Conflicting evidence; may have received a pardon on condition of entering army or navy

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

  • Thomas Best

    Date: Lent 1720

    Crime:
    Stealing wheat, sacks, saddle and bridle from the barn of Joshua Waddington of North Byerly; reprieved 14 years Summer 1721.

    Shipped to Virginia in the Forward Oct 1723 - TNA: T 53/30-453. A Thomas Best was marked down as reprieved pre-Summer 1718 and sentenced to transportation for 14 years in Lent 1719; possibly the same man - TNA: ASSI 41/2-2v,5.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-13,32v,35; ASSI 45/18/1-34.

  • Elizabeth Cranston

    Date: Summer 1728

    Crime:
    Stealing 7 yards of serge cloth, property of John Stott, a silk hood and several other goods; transportation 14 years Summer 1728.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-71; ASSI 45/18/6(102,103).

  • Jane Emerson / Jane Emmerson

    Date: Summer 1728

    Crime:
    Receiving, entertaining and comforting Charles Lesley and John Cowper, charged with sheep stealing; transportation 7 years Summer 1728.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-71; ASSI 45/18/5(107); ASSI 45/18/6(103).

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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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