Black Sheep Sunday – Yorkshire Sheep Rustlers part IV

(For Part I click here) (For Part II click here) (For Part III click here) The last time we met John & William Richardson, they had admitted their guilt to the York Assizes and were on their way to Millbank prison in London to await transportation for ten years. Following their stay in Millbank they … Continue reading Black Sheep Sunday – Yorkshire Sheep Rustlers part IV

Black Sheep Sunday – Yorkshire Sheep Rustling Part III

(For Part I click here) (For Part II click here) So John and William found themselves in York Castle prison, charged with two counts of sheep theft.  On 23rd of December 1843, the York Herald reported that they had pleaded guilty to both counts and William also admitted to having stolen a bay gelding from … Continue reading Black Sheep Sunday – Yorkshire Sheep Rustling Part III

The Man Who Came Out of the Sea

I recently had a (very short) article published in the Loftus Town Crier  about a North Yorkshire based brick wall in my family tree.Here’s the article: A distant cousin and I have been researching our family tree for quite some time, but our mutual ancestor, John Richardson, is proving to be a mystery, so I’d like … Continue reading The Man Who Came Out of the Sea