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  • William Thorpe of Huddersfield, cloth-dresser

    Date: 8 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting of William Horsfall, textile manufacturer of Marsden, about 40, on 28 Apr 1812.

    One of three men, along with George Mellor and Thomas Smith, to be executed for murder in the Luddite disturbances in Yorkshire.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813.

  • Thomas Smith of Huddersfield, cloth-dresser

    Date: 8 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting of William Horsfall, textile manufacturer of Marsden, about 40, on 28 Apr 1812.

    One of three men, along with George Mellor and William Thorpe, to be executed for murder in the Luddite disturbances in Yorkshire.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813.

  • Luke Atkinson of Skelton-in-Cleveland

    Date: 18 Mar 1771

    Crime:
    Murder of William Smith, miller, at night in his bed at home in Skelton-in-Cleveland, on 24 Nov 1770.

    Accused confessed to the murder, saying he was impelled by uncontrollable thoughts to do it, but exonerated his wife Dorothy Atkinson of all part in it. See also TNA: ASSI 45/30/1/1-21.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 9 Mar 1771. Public Advertiser, 22 Mar 1771. Criminal Chronology, p 86.

  • August Carlsen of Sweden and latterly of Kingston-upon-Hull, seaman, 43

    Date: 22 Dec 1896

    Crime:
    Murder of his girlfriend, Juliet Wood, at Kingston-upon-Hull on 23 Jul 1896.

    The murder happened after a prolonged drinking bout between the two; the jury recommended him to mercy, but a reprieve was not forthcoming. Carlsen was the last person to be executed at York Castle.

    Ipswich Journal, 26 Dec 1896. Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, 23 Dec 1896.

  • James Murphy of Lambert Fold, Dodworth, collier, 46

    Date: 29 Nov 1886

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting of Alfred Austwick, police constable of Dodworth, near Barnsley, on 31 Jul 1886.

    Murphy was born at Barnsley in 1840, the son of weavers. He had previously spent time in prison for housbreaking at Batley. Austwick had served a summons on him for drunkenness the day before the murder.

    Leeds Mercury, 2 Aug 1886; 16 Sep 1886; 18 Sep 1886; 13 Nov 1886; 30 Nov 1886.

  • Michael Naylor

    Date: 1 Oct 1770

    Crime:
    Murder of William Lund / William Laind at Grimston, near Tadcaster, on 24 Jul 1770.

    Public Advertiser, 17 Aug 1770, says murder took place at the White Bear near Kildwick in Craven. See also TNA: ASSI 45/29/3/149-153A.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 4 Aug 1770. General Evening Post, 2 Oct 1770. Criminal Chronology, p 86 (with erroneous date of 23 Aug 1770).

  • James Moseley

    Date: 6 Apr 1822

    Crime:
    Attempted murder - cutting and maiming of John Mackay at Sheffield Park.

    The victim died, but Moseley had been acquitted of murder at a previous trial on the grounds that the victim died of a pre-existing condition rather than the stabbing.

    Leeds Mercury, 23 Mar 1822; 6 Apr 1822.

  • Frederick Parker of Hemingbrough, 21

    Date: 4 Apr 1868

    Crime:
    Murder and robbery of Daniel Driscoll at Hemingbrough on 1 Mar 1868.

    Both Parker and Driscoll had been in the House of Correction at Beverley shortly before the murder and had been discharged within a few minutes of each other. Parker was said to have been born at Holbeck and brought up at Hemingbrough. His parents were dead but he had a sister, Mrs Brooksbank, living at Barmby-on-the Marsh. Parker was the last person to be publicly executed at York.

    Hull Packet, 20 Mar 1868. Leeds Mercury, 6 Apr 1868.

  • George Mellor of Longroyd Bridge, cloth-dresser, 23

    Date: 8 Jan 1813

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting of William Horsfall, textile manufacturer of Marsden, about 40, on 28 Apr 1812.

    Mellor was the acknowledged leader of the Luddites in Yorkshire; he led the assault on Cartwright's Mill on 11 Apr 1812 and was the man who actually shot William Horsfall. He was one of three men, with William Thorpe and Thomas Smith, to be executed for murder in the Luddite disturbances in Yorkshire.

    Proceedings under the Special Commission at York, January 1813.

  • William Meyer, Esq., of York

    Date: 6 Apr 1781

    Crime:
    Murder of Joseph Spink, assistant to Mr Meggison, Sheriff's Officer, by shooting him at the accused's home in the parish of St Martin in Micklegate, City of York, on 18 Oct 1780.

    Tried at York City Assizes, Lent 1781. William Meyer's wife, Mary Meyer, was acquitted of aiding and abetting the murder. See also TNA: ASSI 45/34/2/42-44.

    TNA: ASSI 41/7. Lloyd's Evening Post, 23 Mar 1781. London Chronicle, 7 Apr 1781. Criminal Chronology, p 90.

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  • Mary Endick

    Date: Lent 1724

    Crime:
    Murder of her illegitimate child; reprieved 28 Feb 1729.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-48,51; ASSI 45/18/6-96; SP 36/10.

  • Elizabeth Conney / Elizabeth Coney

    Date: Summer 1744

    Crime:
    Murder of her illegitimate child (a son); reprieved 14 years Lent 1745.

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

  • Joseph Vickers / Joseph Vickars

    Date: Lent 1750 York City

    Crime:
    Murder of John Bower; reprieved 14 years Summer 1750.

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

  • Ann Nell / Anne Nell of Selby

    Date: Lent 1740

    Crime:
    Murder of an infant, Joseph Nell; confessed; reprieved 14 years Summer 1740.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4.

  • Thomas Harrison

    Date: Lent 1770

    Crime:
    Breaking and entering the dwelling house of Robert Whiting with an intent to kill and murder him and to steal his goods; reprieved 14 years Summer 1770.

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

  • Francis Foremead / Francis Furmont

    Date: Summer 1724

    Crime:
    Murder of Mary Garside, wife of John Garside; reprieved.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-51; ASSI 45/18/1-52.

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