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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 Brown of Hunslet, clothdresser

    Date: Summer 1729

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering house of Edward Johnson of Leeds, clothworker, and stealing money and cloths; reprieved 14 years Summer 1730.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-78,85,86; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/6(15-17). Daily Courant, 1 Aug 1729.

  • Elizabeth Nicholson

    Date: Lent 1740 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a pair of stays and other goods and money belonging to Thomas Craggs at St Crux, York; transportation 7 years Lent 1740.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/4(52B-E).

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

  • Richard Bowles

    Date: Summer 1744

    Crime:
    Stealing woollen coat and stockings from the dwelling house of Robert Johnson at Spredborough [Sprotbrough?]; transportation 7 years Summer 1744.

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

  • Mathew Pearson

    Date: Lent 1751

    Crime:
    Stealing 40 yards of hempen linen cloth valued at 9s from the bleaching ground of John Campion; transportation 7 years Lent 1751.

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

  • William Wood, son William Wood the Elder and his wife Mary Wood

    Date: Summer 1752

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the dwelling house of Sir William Pennyman, Bart, and stealing money to the amount of ?400; reprieved 14 years Summer 1753.

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

  • John Abbay / John Abby

    Date: Lent 1758

    Crime:
    Stealing 5 yards of woollen cloth from tenters belonging to Joshua Heartley and Dearcy Mollyneux; reprieved 7 years Lent 1758.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 13 Mar 1758; 8 Jul 1758.

  • James Brown

    Date: Lent 1764

    Crime:
    Stealing 20 yards of linen cloth valued at 14s from the bleaching ground of Robert Noble at Pickering; transportation 7 years Summer 1764.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 4 Aug 1764.

  • Thomas Waugh

    Date: Lent 1764

    Crime:
    Stealing 15 yards of linen cloth valued at 16s from the bleaching yard of Alexander Walker at Anam [?]; transportation 7 years Lent 1764.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 4 Aug 1764.

  • Joseph Haires

    Date: Lent 1765

    Crime:
    Highway robbery of John Dixon at Bramley, stealing a silver watch valued at 10s and 3s in money; reprieved Life Summer 1765.

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

  • George Spenceley

    Date: Lent 1765

    Crime:
    Stealing privately 26 yards of printed cotton valued at ?3 from the shop of George Pierson at Whitby; reprieved 14 years Summer 1765.

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

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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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