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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 Helmsley

    Date: Summer 1739

    Crime:
    Horse stealing a grey gelding at Spofforth; reprieved 14 years Summer 1740.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/3(78-80, 196).

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

  • John Slack

    Date: Lent 1765

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare valued at ?15 belonging to William Blower at Halifax; reprieved.

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

  • Thomas Henry Enman / Thomas Henry Eaman

    Date: Lent 1771

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding valued at ?15 at Coxwold; reprieved Life Lent 1771.

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

  • Thomas Spence of Hampswater

    Date: Lent 1730

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare belonging to Samuel Hatterly; reprieved 14 years Summer 1730.

    Retried Summer 1732 and subsequently executed, having apparently returned from transportation.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-81,85,86,99; ASSI 45/18/7(60).

  • Thomas Edge / Thomas Edye

    Date: Lent 1737

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare belonging to Alice Whitehead reprieved 14 years Summer 1737.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/1(44-6).

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

  • Jacob Milner / Nathan Milner / William Johnson

    Date: Lent 1746

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare belonging to John Farrah; transportation 7 years Lent 1746.

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

  • George Thompson

    Date: Lent 1726

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding belonging to John Dixon of Duggleby; reprieved 14 years Lent 1729.

    Receiving county charity and name on bread petition in York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-59,73v; ASSI 45/18/3(30); ASSI 45/18/6(96); SP 36/10.

  • Rowland Hewitson / Rowland Hewetson / Rowland Howartson

    Date: Lent 1731

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a grey mare belonging to John Oddie; reprieved 14 years Summer 1731.

    Retried Summer 1732 for being at large while under sentence of transportation and reprieved again for 14 years transportation in Summer 1733. He may have been one of 21 convicts who broke out of York Castle in April 1732.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-88v,92,94,99,108,110; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/19/2(49).

  • Abraham Jessop / Abraham Jessup

    Date: Lent 1736

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black gelding belonging to Thomas Clark; reprieved 14 years Summer 1736.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/20/2(111-15A).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-126,128,130v; ASSI 41/3. Calendar of Felons, 2 Aug 1736.

  • George Clark

    Date: Summer 1737

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to William Billett; reprieved 14 years Summer 1738.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/1(17-19).

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

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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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