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  • John Chapillo / John Chappello / John Chapello

    Date: 25 Jul 1730

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    Was originally charged with horse stealing in 1724; was presumably hanged for a later offence.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-85; ASSI 45/18/2(11). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 437. London Evening Post, 16 Jul 1730. Criminal Chronology, p 46

  • Joseph Lee / John Lee / John Lees, 22

    Date: 22 Apr 1826

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a grey gelding belonging to Richard Thornton of Horncastle, near Hemsworth.

    Lee had earlier pleaded guilty at Beverley Quarter Sessions to stealing pigs from Cawthorne, near Barnsley. He was transferred to York Castle Gaol to await transportation, and was there recognized as a horse thief for which he was duly charged and sentenced to death.

    Hull Packet, 24 Jan 1826; 4 Apr 1826. Leeds Mercury, 8 Apr 1826; 29 Apr 1826.

  • Tobias Goodwell / Tobias Goodwill / Tobias Goodall / Thomas Smith / John Smith of Stonegrave, husbandman

    Date: 13 Aug 1737

    Crime:
    Highway robbery of Robert Stainton at Saxton and of John Boldock at Owston; also found guilty of horse stealing - a red roan mare belonging to William Chambers.

    Reported escaped from Hull Gaol on 27 March 1736 where he was held on suspicion of horse stealing; the wanted notice described him as: 'a middle-siz'd Man, about 28 Years of Age, of a fair Complexion, had on an Olive colour'd Coat, the Collar of which was lin'd with light Velvet, a blue Silk Waistcoat, Leather Breeches, and a light Bob Wigg; he lately liv'd with --- Combes, Esq.' See also TNA: ASSI 45/21/1(50-1).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-128v; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 41/4. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol. 25, p 439. London Evening Post, 17 Jun 1736; Daily Post, 25 Aug 1737.

  • Robert Cramman

    Date: 14 Aug 1790

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a chestnut horse galloway belonging to Ralph Lowe of Pinfold House in Weardale, Durham, and a saddle belonging to Charles Thompson of Bowes.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/37/1/66-72.

    General Gaol Delivery, 17 Jul 1790; Calendar of Felons, 17 Jul 1790. London Chronicle, 24 Aug 1790. Criminal Chronology, p 109.

  • Jonas Horsfield / Jonas Horfield / Jonas Horsfall of Denham Milner [Denham, miller?]

    Date: 29 Mar 1730

    Crime:
    Horse stealing - a bay gelding - and stealing goods.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-81; ASSI 41/3; ASSI 45/18/7(34-5). Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 437. London Evening Post, 21 Mar 1730.

  • William Bryant / William Briant / Joseph Anderson

    Date: 7 Apr 1729

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-73v. Criminal Chronology, p 45.

  • Robert Wheat

    Date: 7 Apr 1729

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-73v. Criminal Chronology, p 45.

  • John Sill

    Date: 30 Mar 1733

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    See also TNA: ASSI 45/19/3(45-48A).

    TNA: ASSI 41/2-104; Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 438. St James's Evening Post, 20 Mar 1733.

  • Thomas Bilton / Thomas Belton

    Date: 4 Sep 1742

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, vol 25, p 440. London Evening Post, 14 Sep 1742.

  • William Baker

    Date: 28 Aug 1802

    Crime:
    Horse stealing.

    Baker was in the first batch of executions at the New Drop in St George's Fields, just outside the York Castle walls.

    Caledonian Mercury, 16 Aug 1802. Criminal Chronology, p 139.

  • John Wilson

    Date: Summer 1757

    Crime:
    Stealing sugar, stockings and tea from the shop of John Robinson; transportation 7 years Summer 1757.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7.

  • John Richardson

    Date: Lent 1758

    Crime:
    Sheep stealing - a wether belonging to William Helms; reprieved 14 years Summer 1758.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 13 Mar 1758.

  • Stephen Byas

    Date: Lent 1759

    Crime:
    Cattle stealing - a red cow valued at ?4 belonging to Barnard Ackroyd; reprieved 14 years Summer 1759.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 28 Jul 1759.

  • Francis Hewitt

    Date: Lent 1760

    Crime:
    Stealing half a guinea belonging to John Bosomworth; transportation 7 years Lent 1760.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 19 Jul 1760.

  • Benjamin Smith

    Date: Lent 1760

    Crime:
    Stealing privately in the shop of Richard Simpson goods to the value of 25s; transportation 7 years Lent 1760.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7. Calendar of Felons, 3 Mar 1760; 19 Jul 1760.

  • Francis Ford / Francis Foord

    Date: Summer 1761

    Crime:
    Stealing a canvas bag and ?38 16s belonging to Richard Bempde Johnston Esq; transportation 7 years Summer 1761.

    TNA: ASSI 41/4; ASSI 42/7.

  • Mary Webster

    Date: Lent 1763

    Crime:
    Stealing from the dwelling house of of John Bellas of Catton; transportation 7 years Lent 1763.

    TNA: ASSI 42/7; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 16 Jul 1763.

  • George Green

    Date: Lent 1766

    Crime:
    Stealing 9 guineas belonging to John Bashforth at Rotherham; transportation 7 years Lent 1766.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • Jonathan Heaton

    Date: Lent 1766

    Crime:
    Stealing goods to the value of 5s belonging to Evan Barcley of Sheffield; transportation 7 years Lent 1766.

    TNA: ASSI 41/5; ASSI 42/8.

  • Elizabeth Morton

    Date: Lent 1769

    Crime:
    Stealing goods to the value of 5s from the dwelling house of Mary Notingham; transportation 7 years Lent 1769.

    TNA: ASSI 41/6; ASSI 42/8. Calendar of Felons, 25 Mar 1769.

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  • Henry Robinson of Butterwick, Barton / Holm, horse dealer and farmer

    Date: 1729

    Name appears on list of poor debtors receiving county bread charity in York Castle, 1728.

    London Gazette 6783, 31 May 1729, p 4; 6785, 7 Jun 1729, p 3. Beverley Archives: QSF/80/E/9

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