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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.

  • John Crosby

    Date: Summer 1767

    Crime:
    Stealing silver salts, spoons, vases, cups and other silverware belonging to Henry Waite, gentleman, of St Martins, Coney Street, York to the value of 4s 10d out of the dwelling house of Thomas Richardson at Bailby; transportation 7 years Lent 1766.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5.

  • John Gervase

    Date: Summer 1752

    Crime:
    Stealing a pair of man's shoes valued at 3s from the dwelling house of John Osborne, and goods to the value of 4s from the dwelling house of Thomas Marriott; transportation 7 years Summer 1752.

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

  • Hannah Myres / Hannah Myers

    Date: Summer 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing clothing and other goods to the value of 4s belonging to Elizabeth Reynolds of Farnham and goods to the value of 4s belonging to William Sharm [Shams?] of Nidd; transportation 7 years Summer 1775.

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

  • Neomi Hollings / Neomi Hollins / Naomi Hollings

    Date: Lent 1739

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering at night in the dwelling house of Ann Brown at Pontefract and stealing money and goods; sentenced to death but pleaded her belly; sentence reinstated Summer 1739; reprieved 14 years Summer 1740.

    Neomi Hollings' baby was born in York Castle Gaol and baptised with the name 'Castellus' on 13 Jun 1739 - Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 441.

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

  • John Wheelhouse / John Wheelas

    Date: Lent 1745 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing money from the dwelling house of Robert Hullay at Colton and a pair of boots from the dwelling house of John Hird at Bilbrough; transportation 7 years Lent 1745.

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

  • Richard Wardle / Richard Wardell the Elder

    Date: Summer 1775

    Crime:
    Stealing 2 linen sheets valued at 5s 6d belonging to Francis Clark, and a shift and apron valued at 2s 4d belonging to Dorothy Wilkinson at Settrington; transportation 7 years Summer 1775.

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

  • Hester Norton

    Date: Lent 1736 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver tumbler and other silver and gold items belonging to George Grey; removed to York Castle Gaol Lent 1736; reprieved 14 years Summer 1736.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/20/2(129-32).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-126,127,128,130v; ASSI 41/3. Calendar of Felons, 2 Aug 1736.

  • Richard Sunley

    Date: Lent 1774 York City

    Crime:
    Stealing a silver cream boat valued at 10s and a silver teaspoon valued at 1s belonging to John Bosomworth of the parish of St Helen, City of York; transportation 7 years Lent 1774.

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

  • John Beard

    Date: Lent 1767

    Crime:
    Stealing (with Edward Johnson) goods to the value of upwards of 5s belonging to William Trott of Whitby, and similar amount of goods belonging to John Feaster of Scalby; transportation 7 years Lent 1767.

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

  • Thomas Bradshaw / Thomas Brashaw / Thomas Brayshaw

    Date: Lent 1767

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - a wether, 4 ewes, and 5 lambs valued at 55s belonging to James Shik the Elder of Kildwick, and also several sheep belonging to Thomas Gottar of Bingley; reprieved 14 years Summer 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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