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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.

  • James Radcliffe

    Date: Lent 1757

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 2 sheep belonging to Robert Whitwham; reprieved 14 years Summer 1757.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 23 Jul 1757.

  • Francis Pratt

    Date: Lent 1758

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 14 sheep belonging to William Ambler; reprieved 14 years Summer 1758.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 13 Mar 1758.

  • Robert Sharp / Robert Sharpe of Leeds, whitesmith

    Date: Lent 1757

    Crime:
    Stealing ?9 2s belonging to Francis Isles / Francis Iles of Leeds; transportation 7 years Summer 1757.

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

  • William Pearson

    Date: Summer 1768

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - a sheep belonging to Thomas Greaves of Sheffield; reprieved 14 years Lent 1769.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 25 Mar 1769.

  • Thomas Thorpe

    Date: Lent 1737

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 3 sheep; transportation 7 years Lent 1737.

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

  • Anthony Burrow / Anthony Burrough, former servant of William Fletcher of Ilkley

    Date: Lent 1725

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the shop of William Skayfe of Ilkley, mercer, and stealing sundry ribbons, silks, etc. over a period of six months; transportation 7 years Lent 1725.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-53; ASSI 45/18/2(10).

  • John Cundale / John Cundall of Burton Leonard

    Date: Lent 1731

    Crime:
    Stealing from the dwelling house of Samuel Vickers of South Kirby, yeoman, sundry items of clothing and household goods; transportation 7 years Lent 1731.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-88v,90v; ASSI 45/19/1(13, 41).

  • John Rhode / John Rhodes of York

    Date: Len 1731 York City

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house and shop of William Roberts of York and stealing purses containing gold and two pistols; reprieved 14 years Summer 1731.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-87v,91v; ASSI 45/19/1(33B-C).

  • Thomas Sharp / Thomas Sharpe of Felbeck, Pateley Bridge

    Date: Summer 1732

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering into the dwelling house of Richard Noble of Witham near Osgodby, labourer, and stealing items of clothing and other goods; reprieved 14 years Summer 1733.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-99,108,110; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/19/2(22-3).

  • William Robinson

    Date: Lent 1745 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a silk handkerchief valued at 1s belonging to Elizabeth Mason from the dwelling house of Mary Thompson, widow, of Holgate; transportation 7 years Lent 1745.

    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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