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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.

  • Jane Hacksup, wife of John Hacksup

    Date: Summer 1763

    Crime:
    Stealing 8 yards of linen cloth valued at 8s from the bleaching yard of John Hutton of Kirk Fenton; transportation 7 years Summer 1763.

    TNA: ASSI 42/7; ASSI 42/8.

  • William Darnett / William Darnet

    Date: Lent 1765 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a thread purse valued at 6d and ?30 in money belonging to Hardy Flower of St Michael le Belfrey, York; reprieved 14 years Summer 1765.

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

  • Mary Henderson

    Date: Lent 1766 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a tobacco box valued at 1d and a half guinea belonging to George Turpin of St Trinity Micklegate, York; transportation 7 years Lent 1766.

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

  • Richard Mason

    Date: Lent 1768 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a gold watch valued at ?5 belonging to Catherine Howard of St Michael Le Belfrey, City of York; transportation 7 years Lent 1768.

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

  • Sarah Hopkin

    Date: Summer 1768

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Sarah Nutter and Mary Brooke) money to the value of 40s and upwards belonging to Thomas Crampton of Halifax; transportation 7 years Summer 1768.

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

  • Sarah Nutter

    Date: Summer 1768

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Sarah Hopkin and Mary Brooke) money to the value of 40s and upwards belonging to Thomas Crampton of Halifax; transportation 7 years Summer 1768.

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

  • William Paul

    Date: Lent 1771 York City

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Ann Bell, widow, of the City of York, and stealing goods to the value of 40s; transportation 7 years Lent 1771,

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

  • Joseph Barnes

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing privately several yards of ribbon valued at 60s out of the shop of Hannah Cryer at Birstall; recommended to mercy and reprieved 14 years Lent 1772.

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

  • Mary Macarter

    Date: Summer 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Charles Robinson) gold and silver coin to the value of 39s from the dwelling house of Mark Byers at Manfield; transportation 7 years Summer 1772.

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

  • Charles Robinson

    Date: Summer 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Mary Macarter) gold and silver coin to the value of 39s from the dwelling house of Mark Byers at Manfield; transportation 7 years Summer 1772.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; 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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