Friday, 12 October 2012

12th October 1812: George Mellor, James Varley & Joseph Brook committed to York Castle

On Monday 12th October 1812, the West Riding Magistrates, Joseph Radcliffe committed 3 more prisoners to York Castle.

Joseph Brook, a Tailor from Rastrick, was charged with a burglary at the home of Benjamin Strickland on 5th October 1812.

George Mellor, a clothdresser from Longroyd Bridge, was charged upon the oath of his cousin, Joseph, and others with being strongly suspected of shooting William Horsfall on 28th April 1812.

James Varley, a clothdresser from Lockwood, was charged with unlawful assembly and an arms raid on William Newton of Hagswood Hill on Whitsun monday.

These are included in a list of prisoners committed to York Castle which can be found at HO 42/128.

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