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  • William Dyon of Morton Carr, near Gainsborough, farmer, 46

    Date: 2 Apr 1828

    Crime:
    Murder by shooting (with his son John Dyon) of his half-brother, John Dyon of Bancroft, near Finningley, a farmer, about 40.

    Leeds Mercury, 23 Feb 1828; 8 Mar 1828; 5 Apr 1828.

  • Patrick Reid, Roman Catholic, 25

    Date: 8 Jan 1848

    Crime:
    Murder of Caroline Ellis, 20, servant of James Wraith, 76, of Water Royd Hall, Mirfield, near Dewsbury, and of James Wraith and his wife Ann Wraith, about 65, in the course of a robbery on 12 May 1847.

    Before his execution Reid wrote a statement confessing to being the sole agent in the murders. The statement procured a reprieve for Michael McCabe who had been convicted of the murders with him.

    Chaplain's Journal: 8 Jan 1848. Leeds Mercury, 24 Dec 1847; 1 Jan 1848.

  • Joseph Heeley of Kirkburton, fancy weaver, 20

    Date: 6 Apr 1835

    Crime:
    Murder of James Lee / James Hardcastle, son of Kezia Hardcastle, at Kirkburton.

    Chaplain's Journal: 6 Apr 1835. Hull Packet, 10 Apr 1835.

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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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