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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.

  • George Broctin

    Date: Lent 1720

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 4 ewes belonging to Francis Stead at Briskay Rigg [Briscoe Rigg?]; transportation 7 years Lent 1720.

    Not in 1723 shipment to Virgina. May have died in gaol.

    TNA: ASSI 41/1; ASSI 41/2-13,16.

  • Joseph Plummer

    Date: Lent 1738

    Crime:
    Stealing several sheafs of beans belonging to John Barker and 2 geese belonging to Henry Watson; transportation 7 years Lent 1738.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/2(50-2).

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

  • Robert Waddington

    Date: Summer 1738

    Crime:
    Stealing a saddle from the dwelling house of Robert Burdsall / Robert Budsale at Kirkby Overblow; transportation 7 years Summer 1738.

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

  • William Cookson / William Howarth

    Date: Lent 1758

    Crime:
    Stealing 19 yards of velvet and 60 yards of silk stuff valued at ?12 belonging to Samuel Skelton; transportation 7 years Lent 1758.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 13 Mar 1758; 8 Jul 1758.

  • John Frankland

    Date: Lent 1760

    Crime:
    Stealing goods and money above the value of ?6 belonging to Samuel Atkinson; transportation 7 years Lent 1760; sentence respited Lent 1761.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 3 Mar 1760; 19 Jul 1760; 7 Mar 1761.

  • John Clark / John Clarke

    Date: Summer 1764

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - 4 lambs and a sheep (valued by jury at 10d) belonging to Enoch Neale at Otley; reprieved 14 years Lent 1765.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8; Calendar of Felons, 4 Aug 1764; 16 Mar 1765; 20 Jul 1765.

  • George Garth / George Gaith

    Date: Lent 1766

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - (with James Garth) a sheep valued at 12s belonging to John March of Marrick; reprieved 14 years Summer 1766.

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

  • James Garth / James Gaith

    Date: Lent 1766

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - (with George Garth) a sheep valued at 12s belonging to John March of Marrick; reprieved 14 years Summer 1766.

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

  • James Smith

    Date: Lent 1766

    Crime:
    Stealing diverse woollen clothing belonging to Robert Dryden and Joseph Dryden of Wilton; transportation 7 years Lent 1766.

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

  • Robert Connell

    Date: Lent 1767

    Crime:
    Stealing (with John Beard and Edward Johnson) goods to the value of 2s belonging to John Feaster at Scalby; transportation 7 years Lent 1767.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; 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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