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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.

  • Robert Harrison

    Date: Summer 1757

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare valued at ?6 belonging to William Gray; reprieved 14 years Summer 1758.

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

  • Thomas Thompson / Thomas Milburn

    Date: Summer 1764

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a brown mare belonging to John Atkinson at Malton; reprieved 14 years Lent 1765.

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

  • Richard Routledge

    Date: Lent 1765

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a mare valued at ?8 belonging to James Barwick at Stokesley; reprieved 14 years Summer 1765.

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

  • Richard Parke / Richard Park

    Date: Summer 1767

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare valued at ?2 belonging to Richard Estrigg of Strensall; reprieved 14 years Summer 1768.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1768

  • John Atkinson

    Date: Summer 1768

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding valued at ?6 belonging to Thomas Middleton of Topcliffe; reprieved 14 years Lent 1769.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1768; 25 Mar 1769.

  • Robert Moor / William Moor

    Date: Lent 1770

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay mare valued at ?8 belonging to John Prance of Aldbrough; reprieved 14 years Summer 1770.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 24 Mar 1770; 4 Aug 1770.

  • David Allanson / David Leacock / David Laycock

    Date: Summer 1770

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare valued at ?3 belonging to Thomas Haw of Felixkirk; reprieved 14 years Summer 1770.

    TNA: ASSi 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 4 Aug 1770; 9 Mar 1771.

  • William Wildman / William Woods

    Date: Lent 1773

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a black mare belonging to Robert Wilkson of Kilnwick; reprieved 7 years Lent 1773.

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

  • Thomas Baildon of Kirksmeaton, labourer

    Date: Lent 1730

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a brown gelding belonging to William Atlas of Monk Fryston; reprieved 14 years Summer 1730.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-81,85-6; ASSI 45/18/7(9).

  • Thomas Hayworth / Thomas Haworth of Elsecar, Hoyland, husbandman

    Date: Lent 1730

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a grey mare belonging to John Clarkson of Elsecar, Hoyland; reprieved 14 years Summer 1730.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-81,85,86; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/7(32-3).

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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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