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  • Hannah Whiteley / Hannah Whitley of Hampsthwaite, wife of John Whiteley

    Date: 3 Aug 1789

    Crime:
    Murder by arsenic poisoning of Joseph Rhodes, aged 5, son of Thomas Rhodes of Hampsthwaite, and attempted murder by arsenic poisoning of all Thomas Rhodes' family.

    See also TNA: ASSI ASSI 45/36/3/211-220.

    Calendar of Felons, Summer Assizes 1789. Whitehall Evening Post, 11 Aug 1789. Criminal Chronology, p 102.

  • Thomas Matthewman

    Date: Mar 1726

    Crime:
    Murder.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-59.

  • William Bell

    Date: 14 Mar 1763

    Crime:
    Murder.

    Court records say the victim was Abraham Beaumont at Langton whom Bell killed by violent beating and bruising; newspaper reports say the victim was William Wright of Allerthorpe, near Pocklington, a fellow servant of Bell. See also TNA: ASSI 45/27/1/1.

    TNA: ASSI 42/8; ASSI 42/7. St James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post, 17 Mar 1763. Criminal Chronology, p 82.

  • Ann Haywood / Ann Heywood, 23

    Date: 18 Mar 1805

    Crime:
    Murder of her illegitimate child.

    Hull Packet, 19 Mar 1805. Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, 1 Apr 1805. Rede, York Castle, p 104. Criminal Chronology, p 142.

  • Bezaliel Knowles / Bezaleel Knowles of Knaresborough, 17

    Date: 28 Apr 1753

    Crime:
    Murder of Dorothy Gibson of Knaresborough.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/25/1/79-81.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Public Advertiser, 3 Feb 1753. London Evening Post, 29 Mar 1753; 3 May 1753. Criminal Chronology, p 63.

  • Stephen Tudear, soldier

    Date: 30 Jul 1757

    Crime:
    Murder of Ellen Applegarth of Wetherby.

    Body hung in chains on Clifford Moor. See also TNA: ASSI 45/26/1/134-138.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 23 Jul 1757. London Evening Post, 19 May 1757; 4 Aug 1757. Criminal Chronology, p 65.

  • Eugene Aram of Lynn, and formerly of Knaresborough, schoolmaster, 54

    Date: 6 August 1759

    Crime:
    Murder of Daniel Clark on 8 Feb 1745.

    Body hung in chains in Knaresborough Forest. See also TNA: ASSI 45/26/3/1-21.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. London Evening Post, 9 Aug 1759. Criminal Chronology, p 67.

  • George Lockey of Easby, near Richmond, shoemaker and poultry feeder

    Date: 23 Mar 1789

    Crime:
    Murder of Christopher Barker of Easby.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/36/3/110-111.

    General Gaol Delivery, 14 Mar 1789; Calendar of Felons, 14 Mar 1789. Bath Chronicle, 2 Apr 1789. Criminal Chronology, p 100.

  • Richard Clegg of Saddleworth, clothier

    Date: 15 Jul 1799

    Crime:
    Murder of John Morson of Brodsworth.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/40/1/27.

    Calendar of Felons, 6 Jul 1799. Lloyd's Evening Post, 19 Jul 1799.

  • George Harger / George Hargar

    Date: 18 Mar 1762

    Crime:
    Murder of John Moore at Southowram, near Halifax.

    In September 1761 Harger attempted to dig his way out of York Castle; was found several yards underground having dug so far with only a knife and a shoemaker's hammer; was afterwards chained to a wall with his accomplices: John Wilson, William Andrews and George Cox.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. London Evening Post, 24 Sep 1761. Criminal Chronology, p 82.

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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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