(All held at The National Archives (TNA), London).
Clerks of Assizes, Northern Circuit :
Indictment Files : ASSI 44/91 Part 1 (1777) ; ASSI 44/92 Part 2 (1778).
Minute Book : ASSI 41/7, Northern Circuit Crown Minute Book 1775-1788.
Palatinate of Chester, Court of Great Sessions.
Gaol Files : CHES 24/157/4 Winter 1732 ; CHES 24/161/3 Winter 1742.
Adams’s Weekly Courant :15 November 1738 ; 11 September 1750 ; 26 May 1771 ; 3 September 1771 ; 7 September 1790 ; 8 March 1791 ; 26 April 1791.
The Chester Chronicle : 14 March 1775 ; 6 September 1776.
The York Courant : 31 December 1728 ; 10 April 1739 ; 8 July 1740 ; 27 October 1741 ; 11 August 1767 ; 18 March 1777 ; 10 April 1781 ; 6 November 1781 ; 26 January 1787 ; 20 March 1787 ; 19 January 1790 ; 23 February 1790 ; 10 August 1790 ; 13 August 1790 ; 31 August 1790 ; 7 September 1790 ; 9 November 1790 ; 21 December 1790 ; 21 January 1793 ; 6 February 1797 ; 13 February 1797 ; 20 February 1797.
Other Printed Works
Anon., The whole trial of Mr Josiah Fearn, of Leeds, in the county of York, for the murder of Mr Thomas Grave, at the assizes held at the castle of York, on Friday, the 10th of March, 1748, York, 1748.
Anon., The trial, conviction, confession and execution of William Smith, for poisoning his father-in-law, Thomas Harper, and William and Anne Harper his children, of Ingleby Manor in Yorkshire, by mixing arsenic in a Good-Friday cake, who was tried on Monday the 13th of August at the assizes held in the castle of York, London, 1753.
Anon., The trial at large of John Bolton. Gent., of Bulmer, near Castle Howard, for the wilful murder of his apprentice girl, Elizabeth Rainbow, on Sunday the 21st of August, 1774, York, 1774.
Anon., A calendar of the felons and other malefactors, now confined in his majesty’s gaol the castle of York, for what, and by whom committed, in order to take their trials at the assizes, to be holden for the county of York on Saturday the 9th day of March 1776, York, 1776.
Barker, H., Press, politics and opinion in eighteenth-century England, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998.
Barker, H., Newspapers, politics and English society, Harlow, Longman, 2000.
Barker, H., England 1760-1815, in Barker, H., and Burrows, S., (eds.), Press, politics and the public sphere in Europe and North America,Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp. 93-112.
Berry, H., Promoting taste in the provincial press : national and local culture in eighteenth-century Newcastle-upon-Tyne, British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2005, 25, pp. 1-17.
Black, J., The English press in the eighteenth century, Beckenham, Croom Helm, 1987.
Campbell, R., Sentence of death by burning for women, Journal of legal history, 1984, 5, pp. 44-59.
Clarke, R., From Grub Street to Fleet Street : an illustrated history of English newspapers 1750-1859, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2004.
Cranfield, G.A., The development of the provincial newspaper 1700-1760, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1962.
Cranfield, G.A., The press and society from Caxton to Northcliffe, London, Longman, 1978.
Curtiss, L.P., Jack the Ripper and the London Press, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2002.
Davies, R., A memoir of the York press : with notices of authors, printers and stationers, in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Westminster, 1868.
Devereaux, S., The abolition of the burning of women in England reconsidered, Crime, histoire & sociétés/ Crime, History, Societies, 2005, 9, pp. 73-98.
Devereaux, S., From sessions to newspaper ? Criminal trial reporting, the nature of crime, and the London press, 1770-1800, The London Journal, 2007, 32, pp. 1-27.
Dickinson, J.R., & Sharpe, J.A., Infanticide in early modern England : the Court of Great Sessions at Chester, 1650-1800, in Jackson, M. (ed.), Infanticide : historical perspectives on child murder and concealment, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2002, pp. 35-51.
Dindor, Z., Death recorded : capital punishment and the press in Northampton, 1780-1834, Midland History, 2008, 33, pp. 179-195.
Ellis, J., Urban conflict and popular violence : the Guildhall riots of 1740 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, International Review of Social History, 1980, 25, pp. 333-349.
Ferdinand, C.Y., Benjamin Collins and the provincial newspaper trade in the eighteenth century, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997.
Forshaw, C.F. (ed.), Holroyd’s collection of Yorkshire ballads : with some remarks on ballad lore by W.J. Kaye, London, 1892.
Fox, A., Oral and literate culture in England 1500-1700, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000.
Foyster, E., Introduction : newspaper reporting of crime and justice, Continuity and Change, 2007, 22, pp. 9-12.
Fumerton, P., Guerrini, A., & McAbee, K. (eds.), Ballads and broadsides in Britain, 1500-1800, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2010.
Gatrell, V.A.C., The hanging tree : execution and the English people 1770-1868, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994.
Gough. R., The History of Myddle, ed. Hey, D., Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1981.
Gretton, T., Murders and moralities : the English catchpenny press 1800-1860, London, Colonade, 1980.
Ingledew, C.J. Davison, The ballads and songs of Yorkshire : transcribed from private manuscripts, rare broadsides, and scarce publications, London, 1860.
Jackson, M., New-born child murder : women, illegitimacy and the courts in eighteenth-century England, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1996.
King, P., Newspaper reporting, prosecution practice and perceptions of urban crime : the Colchester crime wave of 1765, Continuity and Change, 1984, 2, pp. 25-58.
King. P., Newspaper reporting and attitudes to crime in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century London, Continuity and Change, 2007, 22, pp. 73-112.
King, P., Making crime news : newspapers, violent crime and selective reporting of Old Bailey trials in the late eighteenth century, Crime, histoire & sociétés/ Crime, History, Societies, 2009, 13, pp. 99-116.
Landau, N, Gauging crime in late eighteenth-century London, Social History, 2010, 35, pp. 396-417.
Langbein, J.H., Albion’sFatal flaws, Past and Present, 1983, 98, pp. 97-120.
Linebaugh, P., The Tyburn riot against the surgeons, in Hay, D., et al. (Eds), Albion’s fatal tree : crime and society in eighteenth-century England, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1977, pp. 65-118.
McMillan, R., Representations of crime in the eighteenth century : a study of north eastern newspapers (unpublished MA dissertation) University of York, 2006.
McMahon, V., Murder in Shakespeare’s England, London, New York, Hambledon, Palgrave, Macmillan, 2004.
Morgan, G., Rushton, P., Print culture, crime and transportation in the criminal Atlantic, Continuity and Change, 2007, 22, pp. 49-71.
Newton, D., Smith, M., The Stamford Mercury : three centuries of newspaper publishing, Stamford, Shaun Tyas, 1999.
Oldham, J., Law reporting in the London, newspapers, 1756-1786, American Journal of Legal History, 1987, 31, pp. 177-206.
Pepys, S., The complete diary of Samuel Pepys, eds. Latham, R., and Matthews, W., 11 vols., London, Harper Collins, 2003.
Shoemaker, R.B., The Old Bailey proceedings and the representation of crime and criminal justice in eighteenth-century London, Journal of British Studies, 2008, 47, pp. 559-580.
Snell, E., Perceptions of violent crime in eighteenth-century England : a study of discourses of homicide, aggravated larceny and sexual assault in the eighteenth-century newspaper, (unpublished PhD thesis) University of Kent at Canterbury, 2005.
Snell, E., Representations of criminality and victimisation in provincial newspapers : ‘The Kentish Post’1717 to 1768, Southern History, 2005, 27, pp. 48-75.
Snell, E., Discourses of criminality in the eighteenth-century press : the representation of crime in ‘The Kentish Post’ 1717-1768, Continuity and Change, 2007, 22, pp. 13-47.
Styles, J., Print and policing : crime advertising in eighteenth-century provincial England’, in Hay, D., Snyder, F. (eds.), Policing and Prosecution in England 1750-1859, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1989, pp. 55-112.
Williamson, W., The trials at large of the felons in the castle of York, at the Lammas assizes, 1775, York, 1775.
Williamson, W., The trials at large of the felons at the castle of York, at the Lent assizes, 1776, York, 1776a.
Williamson, W., The trials at large of the felons in the castle of York at the Lammas assizes, 1776, York, 1776b.
Williamson, W., The trials at large of the felons in the castle of York at the Lent assizes, 1777, York, 1777.