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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.

  • William Donkan / William Doncan / William Dunkan

    Date: Lent 1747

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering (with Thomas Parker) the dwelling house of Frances Mainprice, widow, and stealing a silver cup valued at 4 guineas; reprieved 14 years Summer 1747.

    Subsequently returned from transportation and was convicted of house breaking; hanged at York 10 Aug 1751.

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

  • Thomas Parker

    Date: Lent 1747

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering (with William Dunkan) the dwelling house of Frances Mainprice, widow, and stealing a silver cup valued at 4 guineas; reprieved 14 years Summer 1747.

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

  • Christopher Britton

    Date: Summer 1760

    Crime:
    Stealing 30 yards of linen cloth valued at ?2 5s from the bleaching yard of George Bosomworth; also clothing belonging to William Ness; transportation 7 years Summer 1760.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 19 Jul 1760.

  • Stephen Fell / William Hall

    Date: Summer 1773

    Crime:
    Stealing gold coin and other goods valued at 39s belonging to George Furnish in the dwelling house of John Wallis at Northallerton; transportation 7 years Summer 1773.

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

  • Michael Parker

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Charles Gregory of Wakefield and stealing 10 guineas and other coins and silver spoons; reprieved 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • Elizabeth Gordon

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing a box, scales and other goods valued at 39s belonging to William Mushet, doctor of physick, at his dwelling house at the Castle of Scarborough; transportation 7 years Lent 1775.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/9. Calendar of Felons, 18 Mar 1775.

  • George Walker

    Date: Lent 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing clothing and other goods valued at 4s belonging to William Mushet, doctor of physick, at his dwelling house at the Castle of Scarborough; reprieved 14 years Summer 1775.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/9. Calendar of Felons, 18 Mar 1775; 29 Jul 1775.

  • John Haigh / John Hayes / John Hays

    Date: Summer 1726

    Crime:
    Stealing as a pick-pocket from Samuel Newton of Woodseat, Derby, 6s,6d, when Newton was at a fair in Sheffield; reprieved 28 Feb 1729.

    Receiving county charity and name on bread petition in York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-61; ASSI 45/18/3(16); ASSI 45/18/6(96); SP 36/10.

  • Henry France

    Date: Lent 1747

    Crime:
    Stealing 6 silver spoons and 2 silver pints from the dwelling house of Samuel Wormald; reprieved 14 years Summer 1747.

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

  • Robert Allerton

    Date: Lent 1770

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - one wether sheep valued at 8s belonging to Henry Brown, Esq. of Hampnell [?]; reprieved 14 years Summer 1770.

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

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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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