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  • John Terry of Flanshaw Lane, near Wakefield, apprentice

    Date: 14 Mar 1803

    Crime:
    Murder of Elizabeth Smith of Flanshaw Lane, near Wakefield, aged about 67.

    On the scaffold Terry insisted that Heald was innocent and made frantic attempts to avoid hanging, insisting that he would not be hanged with an innocent man. Heald submitted quietly to being hanged.

    Morning Chronicle, 9 Sep 1802. Newcastle Courant, 19 Mar 1803. Hampshire Telegraph & Portsmouth Gazette, 28 Mar 1803. Criminal Chronology, p 139.

  • Benjamin Oldroyd / Benjamin Aldroyd of Sandal Magna, labourer, 46

    Date: 27 May 1805

    Crime:
    Murder of his father Joseph Oldroyd, aged 60 to 70.

    Elizabeth Oldroyd, Joseph's wife and Benjamin's mother, testified that her husband had suicidal tendencies and that she believed he had hanged himself. Benjamin Oldroyd protested his innocence until the end and physically resisted being hanged.

    The Hull Packet, 9 Apr 1805. Caledonian Mercury, 3 Jun 1805. Criminal Chronology, p 142.

  • Abraham Powell

    Date: 29 Jul 1730

    Crime:
    Stealing cloth by cutting it off tenters.

    Hanged at Leeds, scene of the crime.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-85. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 437. London Evening Post, 16 Jul 1730. Criminal Chronology, p 46

  • Robert Cole

    Date: 1 May 1758

    Crime:
    High treason - levying war against the King; the charge was connected with a riotous breach of the Militia Act.

    Sentenced to be drawn, hanged and quartered.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. London Evening Post, 4 May 1758. Criminal Chronology, p 66.

  • William Parkinson

    Date: 15 Aug 1729

    Crime:
    Murder of Archibald Noble, a Scottish drover, at Brouton near Cleveland.

    Sent from York to be hanged at Cleveland; body afterwards hung in chains.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-78; ASSI 41/3. Daily Courant, 1 Aug 1729. Criminal Chronology, p 45.

  • James Haigh of Dalton, 28

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Riot and attempt to demolish William Cartwright's water mill (for finishing cloth by machinery) at Rawfolds, Liversedge, on 11 Apr 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Haigh was in the second batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • Jonathan Dean of Huddersfield, 30

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Riot and attempt to demolish William Cartwright's water mill (for finishing cloth by machinery) at Rawfolds, Liversedge, on 11 Apr 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Dean was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • John Ogden of Huddersfield, 28

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Riot and attempt to demolish William Cartwright's water mill (for finishing cloth by machinery) at Rawfolds, Liversedge, on 11 Apr 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Dean was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • Thomas Brook of Lockwood, 32

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Riot and attempt to demolish William Cartwright's water mill (for finishing cloth by machinery) at Rawfolds, Liversedge, on 11 Apr 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Brook was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

  • John Walker of Longroyd Bridge, 31

    Date: 16 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Riot and attempt to demolish William Cartwright's water mill (for finishing cloth by machinery) at Rawfolds, Liversedge, on 11 Apr 1812.

    One of 14 Luddites hanged at York on 16 Jan 1813. Walker was in the first batch of 7.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813. Leeds Mercury, 23 Jan 1813.

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  • Joseph Gilley of Scarborough, carpenter

    Date: Lent 1741

    Crime:
    Forgery of a will; reprieved 14 years Summer 1741.

    Jointly charged with George Bainton of Scarborough, attorney, who was hanged on 11 Apr 1741.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4.

  • Abraham Dealtry

    Date: Lent 1745

    Crime:
    Highway robbery of Susanna Shackleton at Pontefract; death.

    Dealtry was hanged at York in Apr 1745 but revived after being cut down. He was afterwards reprieved and sentenced to transportation for life.

    TNA: ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. Newcastle Courant, 13 Apr 1745.

  • William Donkan / William Doncan / William Dunkan

    Date: Lent 1747

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering (with Thomas Parker) the dwelling house of Frances Mainprice, widow, and stealing a silver cup valued at 4 guineas; reprieved 14 years Summer 1747.

    Subsequently returned from transportation and was convicted of house breaking; hanged at York 10 Aug 1751.

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

  • Thomas Clark / John Sanderson / John Saunderson

    Date: Lent 1747

    Crime:
    Stealing 6 silver spoons and a gold ring valued at 15s from the dwelling house of John Wharton; transportation 7 years Lent 1747.

    Subsequently found guilty of being at large while under sentence of transportation and also of horse stealing; hanged at York 25 Mar 1749.

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

  • Richard Clark, suspected deserter from 66th Regiment, born at Spital, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, in 1739

    Date: Lent 1759

    Crime:
    Highway robbery: assaulting and demanding money with menaces from Robert Fisher; transportation 7 years Lent 1759.

    Was hanged at York on 18 Apr 1767, having been convicted of house-breaking; confessed that he came from a family of habitual thieves and returning transports; by his own account he had been sentenced to and returned from transportation to Maryland or Virginia three times

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 28 Jul 1759. London Evening Post, 21 Apr 1767.

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