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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.

  • Christopher Fiddis / Christopher Fiddes

    Date: Lent 1758 York City

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare valued at ?8 belonging to Jonathan Stoddard; reprieved 14 years Summer 1758.

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

  • John Gill

    Date: Summer 1724

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a grizzled mare belonging to William Smythson of Ravenscroft; reprieved 14 years Lent 1729.

    Receiving county charity and name on bread petition in York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-51,73v; ASSI 45/18/1-52; ASSI 45/18/6-96; SP 36/10.

  • Robert Harding / Robert Harden

    Date: Lent 1725

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a mare belonging to Robert Hill of Thornton Bridge; reprieved 14 years Lent 1729.

    Receiving county charity and name on bread petition in York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-53,73v; ASSI 45/18/2-35; ASSI 45/18/6-96; SP 36/10.

  • John Scoresby / John Storesby of Bridlington, blacksmith

    Date: Lent 1726

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to Henry Abba of Leeds; reprieved 14 years Lent 1729.

    Receiving county charity and name on bread petition in York Castle in 1728 - Beverley Archives QSF/80/E/9.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-59,73v; ASSI 45/18/3(27); ASSI 45/18/6(96); SP 36/10.

  • John Wilson of Dewsbury, servant

    Date: Lent 1729 York City

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare belonging to his master, John Blackburne of Dewsbury; reprieved 14 years Summer 1733.

    See also TNA: 45/18/6(69-73).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-73,98v,107,107v; ASSI 45/18/6(69-73,86).

  • Robert Laverack of Snaith, blacksmith

    Date: Lent 1732

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding belonging to John Shaw of Thorne, innkeeper; reprieved 14 years Summer 1733.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-95v,108,110; ASSI 45/19/2(50).

  • John Donnald / John Donald

    Date: Lent 1736

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding and a saddle and a bridle belonging to James Finegold; reprieved 14 years Summer 1736.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/20/2(56-60).

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

  • John Goodwin / John Barlow

    Date: Summer 1738

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to Thomas Moggs at Rotherham; reprieved 14 years Summer 1739.

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

  • Richard Hemingway

    Date: Lent 1746

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a chestnut gelding price 12s belonging to William Wi[illeg]; transportation 7 years Lent 1746.

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

  • Thomas Thorley

    Date: Lent 1750

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a sorrell gelding valued at ?3 10s belonging to John Leak; reprieved 14 years Summer 1750.

    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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