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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.

  • Thomas Benson

    Date: Lent 1744

    Sheep stealing - 3 ewes at price 20s, a wether at price 14s and a lamb at price 6s belonging to Barnabas Tipling at Hunsingore; reprieved 14 years Summer 1744.

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

  • Ralph Francis

    Date: Lent 1757

    Stealing 60 iron spikes valued at 7s 6d belonging to John Kildill, William Barker, John Holt and John Reynolds; transportation 7 years Summer 1757.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 23 Jul 1757.

  • John Dawber / John Dauber / John Dowbar

    Date: Summer 1768

    Stealing (with Thomas Tymperley) 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.

  • William Law

    Date: Lent 1775

    Stealing at night 15 yards of broad woollen cloth valued at 40s from the tenters of William Ingham at Halifax; also at same place cloth belonging to John Sharpe and Samuel Sandford; reprieved 7 years..

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

  • Charles Walton / Charles Wolton, possibly of Devon

    Date: Lent 1725

    Cow stealing - one belonging to Thomas Dobson and another belonging to Thomas Billings, both of Heighington, Durham; transportation 7 years Lent 1725.

    Escaped from York Castle Gaol in March 1726. Reward notice described him as having 'black hair, pretty thick, a brown Coat, also a Drab-colour'd one along with him, he talks Devonshire Speech, his Eyes squinting a little, and of a dullish Complexion, going in a little with his Toes' - London Gazette 6466, 5 Apr 1726. Not known if he was recaptured; his fellow escapee, Abraham Key / Kaye, was apparently back in York Castle by 1728.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-53; ASSI 45/18/2(66).

  • Francis Weatherill

    Date: Lent 1759

    Sheep stealing - 7 hoggets belonging to Thomas Ripon and 14 hoggets belonging to Joseph Richardson; reprieved 14 years Summer 1759.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 28 Jul 1759.

  • Thomas Burton

    Date: Summer 1751

    Stealing property belonging to Joseph Tricket and Jeremiah Saunderson from the dwelling house of Joseph Tricket; transportation 7 years Summer 1751.

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

  • Richard Pallister of Yarm, brewer

    Date: Lent 1732

    Breaking and entering at night into the dwelling house of John Adamson and Anne Adamson of Kirklevington, and stealing with violence money, a silver tumbler and other household items; reprieved 14 years Summer 1732.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-95v,99,100v; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/19/2(30-41).

  • Isabella Walker / Isabel Walker

    Date: Lent 1731

    Stealing a purse of money from the house of William Handsome / William Hansome and his wife Isabel Handsome of Bolton; transportation 7 years Lent 1731.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-88v,90v; ASSI 45/19/1(36-7).

  • Hannah Wardle / Hannah Wardell

    Date: Summer 1775

    Stealing a shift valued at 4s belonging to Ann Milner and 19 women's caps valued at 4s belonging to John Pinder at Pickering; transportation 7 years Summer 1775.

    TNA: ASSI 41/7; ASSI 42/9.

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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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