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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.

  • Samuel Lambert

    Date: Summer 1770 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver pint cup valued at 35s out of the dwelling house of Thomas Foster in the City of York; transportation 7 years Summer 1770.

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

  • John Thwaits / John Thwaites

    Date: Summer 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing privately 5 guineas and other gold coin from the person of Christopher Haute at South Cave; reprieved 7 years Lent 1773.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 1 Aug 1772; 6 Mar 1773.

  • Hannah Guy

    Date: Summer 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing 18 guineas, a silver watch valued at 40s and other items belonging to John Buckles of Cottingham; transportation 7 years Summer 1774.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1774.

  • Thomas Sutton

    Date: Summer 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing 3 guineas and other gold and silver coin from the dwelling house of Thomas Stapleton Esq. of Snaith; reprieved 14 years Summer 1774.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1774.

  • William Patrick

    Date: Summer 1729 Hull

    Crime:
    Stealing from the house of William Mould, merchant in the High Street of Kingston-upon-Hull, several silver spoons, tankards, spurrs and other goods; reprieved.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-77; ASSI 45/18/6(51B).

  • John Smith

    Date: Lent 1730

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the house of David Jackson of Burton Leonard, miller, and stealing clothing and linen; transportation 7 years Lent 1730.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-81,84; ASSI 45/18/7(58).

  • Elizabeth Crowther / Elizabeth Crowder, wife of John Crowther / John Crowder

    Date: Summer 1744

    Crime:
    Stealing multiple yards of camblet, linen, serge and other cloth belonging to Nicolas Cunliffe of Ilkley; transportation 7 years Summer 1744.

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

  • William Saunders / William Saunderson

    Date: Summer 1749 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing (with William Miller and Hannah Saunders) several parcels of property from the dwelling house of Benjamin Northouse; reprieved 14 years Summer 1750.

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

  • John Thompson / John Miller

    Date: Summer 1750

    Crime:
    Stealing 20 yards of linen cloth valued at 20s belonging to Richard Ullithorne of Ripon, tallow-chandler; transportation 7 years Summer 1750.

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

  • Sarah Fearnley / Sarah Feardley

    Date: Lent 1761

    Crime:
    Stealing and cutting at night four yards of broad woollen cloth from a rack belonging to Richard Peacop; transportation 7 years Lent 1761.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 7 Mar 1761.

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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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