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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.

  • Henry Browney / Henry Brown

    Date: Lent 1738

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black gelding belonging to William Gervas ; reprieved 14 years Summer 1738.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/2(5-7).

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

  • John White

    Date: Lent 1748

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to John Toon; reprieved 14 years Summer 1748.

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

  • Henry Smith

    Date: Summer 1748

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to Alexander Green; reprieved 14 years Summer 1749.

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

  • Thomas Miller / Thomas Milner

    Date: Lent 1749

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a brown bay mare belonging to Thomas Runell; reprieved 14 years Summer 1749.

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

  • Abraham Barraclough the Younger

    Date: Lent 1750

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a grey mare belonging to James Wilcock; reprieved 14 years Summer 1750.

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

  • Hugh Boyd

    Date: Lent 1750

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a brown mare belonging to Joseph Baker; reprieved 14 years Summer 1750.

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

  • Joseph Fryar / Joseph Fryer

    Date: Lent 1750

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to David Mackinnon; reprieved 14 years Summer 1750.

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

  • Thomas Entwisle

    Date: Lent 1751

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to Philip Bradbury; reprieved 14 years Summer 1751.

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

  • John James / James Whitney / John Rowland

    Date: Summer 1751

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding valued at ?7 belonging to Thomas Barker; reprieved 14 years Summer 1752.

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

  • George Hope

    Date: Lent 1753

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a brown mare the property of Barbara Andrew; reprieved 14 years Summer 1753.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7.

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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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