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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.

  • Jeremiah Peel

    Date: Lent 1762

    Stealing and cutting cloth at night from the tenter of John Kitson of Halifax, the cloth belonging to John Wilson and John Sharger (?); reprieved 7 years Lent 1762.

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

  • James Plant

    Date: Summer 1775

    Stealing 3 razors valued at 1s 6d belonging to Thomas Crampton of Sheffield, and clothing valued at 4s belonging to Robert Wilkinson of Sheffield; transportation 7 years Summer 1775.

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

  • Amos Harper

    Date: Lent 1774

    Stealing 7 hundredweight of hung beef, along with bread, cheese, butter, sundry textiles and 40s in silver belonging to Thomas Brogden of Kirkby Overblow; also highway robbery of Jane Hardcastle, wife of Robert Hardcastle, at Leathley; reprieved Life Lent 1774.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 5 Mar 1774; 16 Jul 1774.

  • Abraham Wright

    Date: Lent 1773

    Stealing 29 yards of blue woollen shalloon valued at 30s and 58 yards of black shalloon valued at ?3 belonging to William Rhodes of Leeds; transportation 7 years Lent 1773.

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

  • Samuel Todd

    Date: Summer 1760

    Stealing a silver cup valued at ?2 belonging to Thomas Wightman, and a silver cup valued at ?1 10s belonging to Andrew Bulmer; transportation 7 years Summer 1760.

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

  • Edward Johnson

    Date: Lent 1767

    Stealing (with John Beard) 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.

  • William Hutchinson

    Date: Summer 1771

    Stealing privately a silver pint cup valued at ?3, a saddle valued at 5s and a bridle valued at 1s from the dwelling house of James Moore at Hornsey, along with goods valued upwards of 40s belonging to John Whiting from the same house; transportation 7 years Summer 1771.

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

  • Thomas Akister

    Date: Summer 1773

    Stealing sacrilegiously a silver cup valued at ?5 belonging to the parishioners of Otton / Etton Church; first appeared Lent Assizes 1773; acquitted Summer 1773; new trial Lent 1774; transportation 7 years Lent 1774 .

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 24 Jul 1773; 5 Mar 1774.

  • William Greaves

    Date: Summer 1729

    Sheep stealing - a wether belonging to Mr Blackburn; a wether belonging to Katherine Webster; 7 wethers belonging to Christopher Wilson; 10 wethers belonging to John Wagstaff; transportation 7 years Summer 1729.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-78; ASSI 41/3.

  • John Donaldson

    Date: Lent 1761 York City

    Stealing privately in the shop of Richard Wood of York several goods valued upwards of 50s and in the shoip of James Todd of York goods valued upwards of 25s; transportation 7 years Lent 1761.

    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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