1816 – Housebreaking in Conisbrough


Leeds Intelligencier, 11th November. 1816

House breaking in Conisbrough

On the nightof Wednesday week, the dwelling-house of Mr Joshua Snowden, in Conisbrough, near Doncaster, was broke into by some person or persons unknown, and a silver pint, two silver salts, four silver spoons, eight silver teaspoons, a good watch (makers name, Travis, Rotherham) two pair of silver and tortoiseshell spectacles; and numerous other articles, besides wearing apparel, stolen therefrom.

On Saturday last, William Hyam, alias Hall, was apprehended at Sheffield, by Mr Thomas Smith, Constable, on suspicion of being concerned in the above robbery. On Tuesday he was examined before Hugh Parker Esq; at Sheffield, and fully committed to York Castle to take his trial at the ensuing Assizes.

It appears that the prisoner, together with eight others, escaped from the house of correction at Middlewich in Cheshire, on 16th October last, amongst whom were William Colley, a native of Conisbrough, and who was convicted at York, about five years ago, for stealing a horse, the property of Mr William Chapman of Lawton en le Morthen