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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 Barker

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Stealing 20 yards of linen cloth valued at 20s belonging to Ann Bramley and her daughter Mary Baldwinson of Knaresborough ; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

    TNA: ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 6 Mar 1773; 24 Jul 1773.

  • Thomas Leuty / Thomas Lewty

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night (with Joseph Simpson) the dwelling house of Ann Tuton at Knaresborough and stealing goods to the value of 39s; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

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

  • Joseph Simpson

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night (with Thomas Leuty) the dwelling house of Ann Tuton at Knaresborough and stealing goods to the value of 39s; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

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

  • Alice Harrison

    Date: Lent 1774 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing 3 silver spoons valued at 15s belonging to James Jackman of the parish of St Martin, City of York; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • Ralph Hope

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing 12 guineas and other gold and silver coin from the dwelling house of John Harland at North Otterington; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • John Hudson

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing white silk, whalebone and other haberdashery items valued under ?1 belonging to John Hildred of Stokesley; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • Joshua Tempest

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing 3s of numbered money belonging to Robert Whitwell at the dwelling house of Joseph Towitt of Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • John Bowcock

    Date: Summer 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing (with John Smith) woollen cloth to the value of 120s belonging to William Omerod from the tenters of Henry Greenwood at Heptonstall; reprieved 7 years.

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

  • John Smith

    Date: Summer 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing (with John Bowcock) woollen cloth to the value of 120s belonging to William Omerod from the tenters of Henry Greenwood at Heptonstall; reprieved 7 years.

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

  • William Laws

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Thomas Weatherill of Whitby and stealing 4 guineas and other items; reprieved 7 years Summer 1775.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/9. Calendar of Felons, 29 Jul 1775.

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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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