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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 Ward

    Date: Lent 1771

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 3 ewes valued at ?1 1s and other sheep belonging to Richard Youle of Brodsworth; reprieved 14 years Lent 1771.

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

  • Mary Gunson / Mary Gunston / Mary Harrison

    Date: Summer 1724

    Crime:
    Stealing from the house of Timothy Cookson, bridle-maker of Ferrybridge, a silver cup and multiple items of clothing, ribbons and pieces of new cloth; transportation 7 years Summer 1724.

    Mary Gunson gave birth to a child in York Castle, which she left behind when she was transported in 1726; in 1728 the gaoler, Richard Woodhouse, requested reimbursement from county magistrates for hiring a wet-nurse and for clothing the baby - Beverley Archives QSP/157, QSF/79/F/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-51,53; ASSI 45/18/1(52).

  • John Wilson / John Willson

    Date: Lent 1770

    Crime:
    Stealing goods including stirrups, watch chains and cork screws valued upwards of ?13 belonging to Thomas Bowling [?] of Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1770.

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

  • Edward Brookbank

    Date: Summer 1771 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing linen cloth valued at upwards of 20s belonging to Thomas Harwood and James Simpson at the parish of St Sampson, City of York; transportation 7 years Summer 1771.

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

  • Robert Anderson / Robert Petch

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Thomas Nicholson and James Durant) 4 guineas belonging to John Ruddock out of the dwelling house of Henry Gardiner at Whitby; transportation 7 years Lent 1772.

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

  • James Durant

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Thomas Nicholson and Robert Anderson) 4 guineas belonging to John Ruddock out of the dwelling house of Henry Gardiner at Whitby; transportation 7 years Lent 1772.

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

  • Thomas Nicholson / Thomas Nelson

    Date: Lent 1772

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Robert Anderson and James Durant) 4 guineas belonging to John Ruddock out of the dwelling house of Henry Gardiner at Whitby; transportation 7 years Lent 1772.

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

  • Joseph Knowles of York Castle, labourer

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Stealing 4 yards of woollen cloth valued at 32s and other goods belonging to Thomas Dayson stored at the warehouse of Andrew Hollingsworth of Leeds; transportation 7 years Summer 1773.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 24 Jul 1773.

  • Thomas Inman

    Date: Lent 1774

    Crime:
    Stealing 120 yards of linen cloth valued at ?6 and other items belonging to William Hutchinson at the dwelling house of Edward Wells of Knaresborough; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • Agar Rawden

    Date: Lent 1774 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing 12 gold rings valued at ?12 and sundry items belonging to John Gray who had a warehouse at St Mary Bishophill, City of York; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

    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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