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  • John Chapillo / John Chappello / John Chapello

    Date: 25 Jul 1730

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Horse stealing.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-73v. Criminal Chronology, p 45.

  • Robert Wheat

    Date: 7 Apr 1729

    Horse stealing.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-73v. Criminal Chronology, p 45.

  • John Sill

    Date: 30 Mar 1733

    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

    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

    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 Holt

    Date: Lent 1774

    Breaking and entering in the daytime into the dwelling house of Alice Banks of Settrington and stealing silk stockings and other items and silver coin to the value of 8s 6d; recommended to mercy and reprieved Life Lent 1774.

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

  • Isaac Marshall / Joseph Mercer of Thornton, Bradford, weaver

    Date: Lent 1727

    Sheep stealing - 14 sheep belonging to Mr Tempest of Broughton, ten of which he sold to Joseph Lancashire, keeper of the Boar's Head, Middleton; transportation 7 years Lent 1727.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-63v; ASSI 45/18/4(33-5).

  • John Gilyard

    Date: Lent 1766

    Stealing goods to the value of 4s 10d from the dwelling house of John Bower and goods to the value of 39s belonging to Mary Wright at Chapel Allerton, Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1766.

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

  • Thomas Tymperley / James Timperley

    Date: Summer 1768

    Stealing (with John Dowbar) goods to the value of upwards of 40s belonging to Thomas Brookes out of the dwelling house of Thomas Dawson at Sheffield; reprieved Life Lent 1769.

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

  • Jonathan Marsden of York Castle, labourer and husband of Sarah Marsden

    Date: Lent 1773

    Stealing a silk gown and other goods valued at 39s belonging to Elizabeth Chapel at the dwelling house of Mary Chapel of Almondbury; transportation 7 years Summer 1773.

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

  • Thomas Hunter

    Date: Lent 1749

    Sheep stealing - a ewe belonging to Sarah Hutchinson, widow, Richard Hutchinson and Joseph Hutchinson; reprieved 14 years Summer 1749.

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

  • Abraham Bonas of Calverley

    Date: Lent 1720

    Stealing a pair each of breeches, shoes, stockings, a pound of tea and a parcel of hair from John Heyward / John Howard of Little Oston, Cumberland; transportation 7 years Lent 1720.

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

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-13,16; ASSI 45/18/1-35.

  • Samuel Davison / Samuel Davyson

    Date: Lent 1725

    Breaking and entering the shop of Anthony Lambert, cloth goods seller, at Welton, East Riding, and stealing cloth and other items; transportation 7 years Lent 1725.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-53; ASSI 45/18/2(21).

  • Lawrence Roberts

    Date: Summer 1739 York City

    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of Mary Drake of the City of York and stealing 20 guineas and 20 half guineas and other property; reprieved 14 years Summer 1739.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/3(120B-E).

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

  • John Tufte / John Tuft

    Date: Summer 1747

    Stealing English and foreign coin belonging to John Ward from the house of Nicholas Warren; also a bay gelding belonging to Leonard Thompsett; reprieved 14 years Summer 1748.

    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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