Hannah Whiteley / Hannah Whitley of Hampsthwaite, wife of John Whiteley
Date: 3 Aug 1789
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.
Date: Mar 1726
TNA: ASSI 41/2-59.
Date: 14 Mar 1763
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Date: Lent 1724
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
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
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
Murder of an infant, Joseph Nell; confessed; reprieved 14 years Summer 1740.
TNA: ASSI 41/4.
Date: Lent 1770
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
Murder of Mary Garside, wife of John Garside; reprieved.
TNA: ASSI 41/2-51; ASSI 45/18/1-52.