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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.

  • Thomas Pickills

    Date: Lent 1775 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver tankard valued at ?3 belonging to Richard Maltby at parish of St Crux, City of York; transportation 7 years Lent 1775.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/9.

  • Ralph Raper, mariner

    Date: Lent 1731

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the shop of Richard Lonsdale of Feetham and stealing sundry pieces of cloth and other goods; transportation 7 years Lent 1731.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-88v,90v; ASSI 45/19/1(32-33A).

  • Richard Smaddall / Richard Smadall / Richard Smeddell, husband of Margaret Smadall

    Date: Lent 1766 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing from the dwelling house of William Orfeur in North Street, York, goods to the value of 40s belonging to Elizabeth Harding; transportation 7 years Lent 1766.

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

  • John Lumb

    Date: Lent 1768

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Joseph Lumb) 25 yards of narrow woollen cloth valued at 31s belonging to James Turner of Halifax; transportation 7 years Lent 1768.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1768.

  • Joseph Lumb

    Date: Lent 1768

    Crime:
    Stealing (with John Lumb) 25 yards of narrow woollen cloth valued at 31s belonging to James Turner of Halifax; transportation 7 years Lent 1768.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1768.

  • Benjamin Smith

    Date: Lent 1770

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the dwelling house of Edward Barnby in the parish of St Michael, New Malton, and stealing 7 and a half guineas; reprieved 14 years Summer 1770.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 24 Mar 1770; 4 Aug 1770.

  • Ann Rodger

    Date: Lent 1771

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Joseph Oliver at Sheffield and stealing goods valued upwards of 20s; reprieved 14 years Lent 1771.

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

  • William Bradford

    Date: Lent 1774 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a linen shirt valued at 2s from the dwelling house of Benjamin Wikeley of the parish of St Maurice, City of York; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • William Forge

    Date: Lent 1750

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - several sheep belonging to John Egleston; reprieved 14 years Summer 1750.

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

  • William Burnett

    Date: Summer 1756

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 4 sheep belonging to Andrew Sotheron; reprieved 14 years Summer 1757.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 23 Jul 1757. London Evening Post, 10 Feb 1757

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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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