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Dark Markets Observatory
Smuggling Prosecutions in England and Wales c. 1722-1732

This is a raw version of the data that was transcribed and compiled from reports ordered by the British House of Commons in 1733. In that year and following debate over the Excise Bill, the House ordered a summary of all prosecutions for smuggling throughout England, Wales, and Scotland for the preceding 10 years. 

While the Scottish report has not yet been located, the reports for England and Wales were found 

at the National Archive, Kew, England (references T64/146-149).

The data on this table is the raw data and is still undergoing revision and proofing. Further revisions will continue as we scrub, correct and amend the data. The new database interface is live as of December 7, 2022.

If you think this data might be useful, please feel free to email me with ideas about formatting, visualizations or connections with other sources. If you detect errors, please also let me know. dasmith@wlu.ca

Thanks to Jessica Duncan and Nicholas Morrison for their excellent assistance putting together this database. Jessica used TransKribus to create the transcription and Nicholas proofed the copy.

This research is supported in part by funding from Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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Index
Year
Persons
Place
County
Circumstances
Outcome
1
1723
Thos Sharpe
Near Bridlington Key
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this Fraud & other Goods & a verdict was obtain'd agt him & Execution Issued thereon
2
1723
Richd Row Wm Row John Row John Sayers John Skingsly Daniel Freeman Thos Beverley
At the Naze Land in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
These persons were prosecuted for these & other Frauds - Wm Row is Dead John Sayers & Daniel Freeman cant be taken, the rest are Witnesses
3
1724
Wm Brown & David Scott
Near Alnwick in Northumberland
Northumberland
Important & Run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this Fraud but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed
4
1724
Stephen Ward
Filey Bay near Scarborough
Yorkshire
Imported & Run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & other goods & he afterwards gave information agt others.
5
1724
Wm Fowler
Filey Bay near Scarborough
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & other goods & a verdict was obtaind agt him & Execution Issued thereon.
6
1724
Robt Johnson
Filey Bay near Scarborough
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud but the proof was not Sufficient to proceed to Trial agt him
7
1724
Samuel Tate
Filey Bay near Scarborough
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud but ye proof was not sufficient to proceed to Trial agt him
8
1724
Wm Scarlett
Lynn in Norfolk
Dorset
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & took out a License to Compound
9
1724
Robt Kent
Woodbridge
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed.
10
1724
John Robinson Wm Robinson Junr
near Bridlington
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this Fraud & a Verdict was obtain'd agt Wm Robinson
11
1724
Thos Storey
Between Sunderland & Hull
Durham
Taken in at Sea by a Coasting Vessell to be run
was prosecuted for this Fraud but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed it being Doubtfull whether the proof was sufficient or not.
12
1724
John Edmeston
Berwick
Northumberland
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not try the Cause not having Sufficient proof.
13
1724
Anthony Challoner
New Castle
Northumberland
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & was served with a spa but the officer who Comenced ye prosecution would not proceed.
14
1724
Wm Hodgson Robt Davison Wm Sharpe
Hartlepoole Road near Durham
Durham
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this & another fraud And a verdict was obtain'd agt Hodgson & he paid ye money recover'd.
15
1724
John Jackson
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this fraud but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed
16
1724
John Chapman
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & was Sent to goal being Insolvent.
17
1724
Miles Breckon
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded
18
1724
Anthony Adamson
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed.
19
1724
John Watson
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded
20
1724
Thos Watson
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded
21
1724
Richd Row
Buttley Ferry in Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
(before mention'd) was prosecuted for this Fraud & was admitted an Evidence
22
1724
Christopher Burley Thos Lake
Holcomb Bay in Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & other goods & became a witness was also prosecuted for this fraud & other goods & judgmt was obtain'd agt him & he is a prisoner in the Fleet Charge'd in Execution
23
1724
Walter Batney & Thos Scapey
Erwarton Ness in Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud & Batney Compounded
24
1724
Walter Annis & Wm Aldbrough
Erwarton Ness in Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
were prosecuted for this fraud & Annis compounded.
25
1724
George Beacon Thos Loseby Jacob Walter Alexr Butterworth
near Leigh in Essex
Essex
Imported & Run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud & other goods - Beacon cant be found - Loseby has affor'd a Composition - a Verdict was obtain'd agt Butterworth for his part of the goods & he paid the money - Judgmt was obtain'd agt Walter & he is charg'd in Execution in Chelmsford Goal.
26
1724
Robt Ward & several other persons
In the Port of Bridlington
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this Fraud, some for the whole goods & others for part - Ward was arrested & ye cause was at Issue but the proof agt him was not thought Sufficient to go to Trial - the other persons could not be taken
27
1724
John Skingsley
On the Coast of Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & became an Evidence.
28
1724
Richd Busk als Bush
near Iken in Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud and was Arrested & Put in Bail.
29
1725
John Holmes
Near Hull in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Taken out of a Vessell at Sea & afterwards run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & other goods & he compounded by License wth John Scott ye officer who comenced ye prosecution
30
1725
Wm Metcalfe, Thos Metcalfe & Mary Metcalfe
Stockton
Durham
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud & were serv'd with spas but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed further therein
31
1725
Richd Woodwark John Gill Thos Smallwood
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
These persons were prosecuted for these Frauds but the officer who Comenced the prosecutions would not proceed therein
32
1725
Wm Woodmas
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded
33
1725
Wm Wilson
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & for Breaking Bulk - he compounded
34
1725
Wm Redwyn
Lynn Regis
Dorset
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud (& other goods) but he broke & was a prisoner & the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed afterwards
35
1725
Wm Walker John Walker John Osgolby Mathew Jaggs
Lynn Regis
Dorset
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
These persons were jointly prosecuted on Accot of this fraud (& other goods) & process Issued agt them but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed therein
36
1725
Christopher Virgoe
Harwich
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & other goods & became an Evidence agt others.
37
1725
Thos Sherrard
Harwich
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & other goods & became an evidence agt others
38
1725
Robt Woodmass & others
Stockton
Durham
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this offence & other Goods & Compounded
39
1725
Tobias Bretland John Vincent Hugh Gibbons Roger Box
Near Holkham Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud (& other Goods) & were sent to Goal - Vincent & Box were Witnesses & a Judgmt was obtain'd agt Bretland & Gibbons & they were Charg'd in Execution thereon
40
1725
John Thompson
Little Holland in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud but he could not be taken
41
1725
Joseph Bruce John Sandall Thos Went John Thompson Joseph Palmer Edwd Freeman Dennis Murry
Frinton Low in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
These persons were prosecuted for this fraud Sandall, Freeman & Palmer became Evidences Thos Went was Drown'd - Murry & Bruce absconded & could not be taken - John Thompson is dead.
42
1725
Joseph Bruce John Sandall Thos Went Daniel Freeman Joseph Hawkins Thos Sherrard
Frinton in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duties
These persons were prosecuted for this fraud Sandall & Sherrard became Witnesses - Went was drown'd - Joseph Bruce could not be taken - Joseph Hawkins was Arrested & Sent to Goal & Daniel Freeman was Sent to Goal for another fraud.
43
1725
Henry Sheppard Joseph Hawkins
Frinton in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud - Sheppard absconded & could not be arrested & Hawkins was taken & sent to Goal as before mentioned
44
1725
Samual Spurling Wm Tyler
Much Claxton in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud - Spurling absconded & could not be taken, Wm Tyler was arrested & sent to Goal
45
1725
Wm Howard & the before names Edwd Freeman
Claxton Shore in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud - Howard could not be taken - Freeman became a Witness
46
1725
Richd Garrett Wm Booth Thos Wood James Garferr
near Baldsey in Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
these persons were prosecuted for this fraud Garrett, Wood, & Garferr could not be taken Booth was arrested & sent to Goal on Accot of another Fraud
47
1725
Richd Porter Alexr Leckie
Brancaster Bay near Holkham Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud - Porter gave an Information agt others - Judgment was obtained agt Leckie & he was taken & Sent to Goal
48
1725
John Woollard John Johnson Edwd Gutteridge Samuel Everett John Rambert John Bentley Fally Buckle Thos Pemberton Denny Briant Wm Crafton Samuel Cole John Chipperton Benja Woollard Richd Cole Wm Beddon Wm Manning John Branson
near Harwich in Essex & at several places near Baudsey Cliff in Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & Run without paymt of Duties
These persons were severally prosecuted for Running & receiving these (& other) goods in several different Quantitys - John Woollard Edwd Gutteridge & John Rambert became Evidences - Fally Buckle, Thos Pemberton Samuel Cole John Chipperton Richd Cole Wm Manning John Branson absconded & could not be taken - Benja Woollard was arrested & gave Bail Samuel Everett John Bentley Denny Briant were arrested & sent to Goal - Judgmts were obtain'd agt John Johnson & Wm Beddon for other frauds Wm Crafton was taken & sent to goal & Judgment was obtained agt him & he was charg'd in Execution thereon.
49
1725
Wm Luck Robt Doltry Michael Fryer Wm Dale George Brown Robt Row John Coates James Taylor
Whitto Hole & Barmston Dock near Bridlington
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duties
These persons were prosecuted for this fraud - Luck for the whole goods & the others for several parts thereof a verdict was obtaind agt Wm Luck & he was sent to Goal - Brown was arrested but the Witness agt him Dyed before the cause could be Try'd - the others could not be taken
50
1725
Samuel Lamb John Walker Thos Eve Benja Wakeling Joseph White Wm Copsey John Sayers John Crampen John Copsey John Thompson John Cooper Man Gretham John Clarke Wm Eady
Bushwall Bay Essex Frinton Cliffe Essex Bushwall Bay Frinton
Essex
Imported & Run without paymt of Duties Imported & run without paymt of Duties Imported & run without paymt of Duties Imported & run without paymt of Duties
These persons were severally prosecuted on Accot of these & other frauds for several different parcels of the Goods - Samuel Lamb & John Walker are dead - Thos Eve John Copsey became Witnesses - Jos: White Wm Copsey Jno Sayers John Crampon John Thompson John Clarke absconded & could not be taken - prosecution was stopt agt Wm Eady on Accot of his poverty - John Cooper was arrested & sent to Goal - a verdict was obtained agt Benja Wackling & he was sent to Goal - a verdict was obtained agt Man Gretham & he was charged in execution thereon in the Fleet prison
51
1725
Wm Hutchins
at Hartlepoole in the port of Stockton
Durham
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud But the Witness agt him Run away & cant be heard of.
52
1725
Wm Cain als Keen
at Winterton in Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this & other frauds But the witness agt him withdrew himself & would never come to Support his Information
53
1726
John Watson
Buckton in Durham
Durham
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud (& other Goods) & process issued agt him but the officer who Comenced the Prosecution would not proceed therein
54
1726
Wm Redhead
Berwick upon Tweed
Northumberland
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this Fraud & he was Served with process but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed to Trial not having Sufficient Proof.
55
1726
Wm Clerke Wm Dale Jas Taylor junr Robt Sharpe Wm Hixon Thos Bowser
Scarborough
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud & they were all Served with process But the officer who Comenced the prosecution Dyed before any thing further could be done.
56
1726
Robt Clarke Henry Clarke
Berwick upon Tweed
Northumberland
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud & were Serv'd with process, but the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed the Defts being in very mean Circumstances.
57
1726
Wm Roughead & Several other persons
at the Carr near Berwick upon Tweed
Northumberland
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud But one Samuel Stanton who owned the goods Compounded for them So ye prosecution Stopt.
58
1726
Geo: Davison Geo: Mills
Berwick upon Tweed
Northumberland
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
were prosecuted for this fraud & process was sent agt them But the officer who Comenced the prosecution would not proceed - Defts being in very mean Circumstances.
59
1726
Thos Masterman John Harman Senr John Harman Junr
Yarmouth in Norfolk
Hampshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
were prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded
60
1726
James Dallinger Timo Hunt James Raymond Martin Cufford John Cufford
Aldbro: Beach in Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
were prosecuted for this Fraud & process Issued agt them - Hunt & Raymond absconded - Dallinger & the 2 Cuffords run away to Sea & could not be taken
61
1726
Thos Buckle Charles Batney
Orford Beach in Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
were prosecuted for this fraud (& other Goods) & process Issued agt them but they absconded & could not be taken
62
1726
David Depiers Wm Burton
Near Wainfleet in Holbeach Marsh
Lincolnshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud (& other Goods) & process Issued agt them but they both run away
63
1726
Henry Wright
Near Leigh in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud & process Issued agt him, but he Absconded & could not be taken
64
1726
Henry Loveday Burton Francis Wright Wm White Thos Hantry John Bull Joseph Bull Samuel Ixer Wm Ablett & Wm Gunhill
Buttley Ferry Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
These persons were prosecuted for this fraud (& other Goods) - process Issued agt Loveday White & Wright but they absconded Burtons Christian name was never known & wee never had any Accot where Thos Hantry, John Bull, Samuel Ixer, Wm Gunhill were to be found - Joseph Bull is Dead Ablett was never taken upon this Information but there is another Cause at Issue agt him for another fraud.
65
1726
Edwd Langrum John Frost Abraham Hullock Joseph Bruce John Sandall Edwd Long Wm Eady John Batney Samuel Golding Richd Bruce
Walton on the Naze
Essex
Imported & Run without paymt of Duty.
These persons were prosecuted for these & other frauds - Sandall & Batney became Evidences Process Issued agt Frost, Hullock & Richd Bruce but they absconded & could not be taken - Wee never knew where Samuel Golding was to be met with - a verdict was obtain'd agt Joseph Bruce upon another Information & he run away - a verdict was obtain'd agt Edwd Langrum & he is Charg'd in Execution in the Fleet prison - Edwd Long was arrested & Judgmt was obtaind upon his Bail Bond & he paid the money Recoverd Prosecution Stopt agt Eady on Accot of his poverty.
66
1726
Samuel Stanton
Near Berwick upon Tweed
Northumberland
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
67
1726
Thos Evins Thos Johnson Robt Cornthwaite Thos Cornthwaite
at Arnside in Westmoreland
Westmorland
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
These persons were prosecuted for this fraud & Evins & Thos Cornthwaite were Serv'd with process & ye other two could not be taken But all these persons being very poor Seafaring men no further proceedings were had
68
1726
Thos Eve John Sayers John Copsey John Cooper Man Gretham John Frost Isaac Cobb John Dorman James Haylaid
Warnfield in Suffolk near Harwich Ravenstone in Essex Beardsey Cliffe in Suffolk Hayfleet Waters Essex
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
"These persons were Severally prosecuted on Accot of these & other frauds - for Several different parcels of the Goods - Jno Frost absconded & could not be taken - Jno Dorman became a Witness - Haylaid was arrested & Isaac Cobb Compounded - Thos Eve Jno Copsey became Witnesses - John Sayers could not be taken John Cooper was arrested & Sent to Goal A Verdict was Obtain'd agt Man Gretham & he was Charg'd in Execution thereon in the Fleet prison as herein before mentioned"
69
1726
John Hall
at Filey Bay Scarbro
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this Fraud he is Dead
70
1726
William Wilson
at Filey Bay Scarbro
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
71
1726
Christopher Guy
at Filey Bay Scarbro
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this fraud & a Verdict was obtaind agt him & he Run away & his Bail Paid the money for which they were bound
72
1726
James Bushell
On the Coast of Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
is prosecuted for this fraud & other Goods he Run away before he could be taken & resides in Dunkirk
73
1726
Edwd Grice
On the Coast of Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was also Prosecuted for this Fraud he can't be heard of
74
1726
Alexr Chisam Peter Goddy Thos Warren Peter Goad
On the Coast of Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this & other Frauds Chisam, Goddy, & Goad cant be heard of - Judgment was obtain'd agt Warren with which he was Charg'd in Execution in the Fleet prison
75
1726
Wm Cain als Keen
at Winterton in Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported & Run without payment of Duty.
was prosecuted for this & other Frauds - The witness agt him withdrew himself & never came to Support his Information
76
1726
Andrew Murtain
at Holy Island
Durham
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this & other Frauds & was sent to Goal - but the Witnesses agt him withdrew themselves & have never been heard of since.
77
1727
Robt Dallinger Robt Sprunt John Coble Ambrose Beaksby
Aldbro: Beach Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
were prosecuted for this & other Frauds Dallinger was Sent to Goal & was afterwards a Witness - The Cause was at Issue agt Sprunt but the proof was not Sufficient to Try it wee never know where to meet with John Coble A Verdict was obtain'd agt Beaksby & he was Charged in Execution in the Fleet Prison
78
1727
Edwd Langrum John Frost Abraham Hullock Joseph Bruce John Sandall John Batney Richd Bruce
Frinton in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
(being before mentioned) was prosecuted for this & other frauds - Sandall & Batney became Witnesses - Process Issued agt John Frost Abraham Hullock & Richd Bruce but they absconded & could mot be taken A verdict was obtained agt Joseph Bruce upon another Information & he Run away - A Verdict was obtain'd agt Edward Langrum & he was Charg'd in Execution in the fleet prison
79
1727
Thos Buxton
Near Yarmouth in Norfolk
Hampshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this Fraud & other Goods - he absconded & could not be taken
80
1727
David Jones Thos Brown Charles Pott John Rowland Jere: Williams Thos Edwards Edward Jones Evan Rowland
Parnell Brittin Flintshire
Flintshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
These persons were prosecuted for this fraud (& other Goods) process Issued agt David Jones, Charles Pott, Jere: Williams, Thos Edwards & Evan Rowland but they absconded & could not be taken - Thos Brown & Edward Jones were arrested & sent to Goal - Jno Rowland was arrested & Judgment was obtained upon his Bail Bond & he & his Bail all Run away.
81
1727
James Bushell
near Little Holland in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this fraud (& other Goods) but could not be taken
82
1727
James Bushell Alexr Chisam Edwd Grice Edwd Kerby John Sampson
near Little Holland
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this Fraud Edwd Kerby was arrested & became an Evidence - & the rest absconded & could not be taken
83
1727
Jerrard Selby & others
at Holy Island Durham
Durham
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
were prosecuted for this fraud & Compounded.
84
1727
George Moore
at Filey Bay Scarborough
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this fraud & Compounded.
85
1727
John Davey
at Filey Bay Scarborough
Yorkshire
Imported & Run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded
86
1727
Wm Atkinson
at Filey Bay
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud he is Dead.
87
1727
John Smithson
at Filey Bay
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud & other Goods & Judgment was Obtained agt him
88
1727
John Linton
At Filey Bay
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud he Compounded.
89
1727
Paul Henzell
At Filey Bay
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
is prosecuted for this fraud - He has been arrested & has given Bail.
90
1727
Robt Wilson
Marsh Chappell in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
is under prosecution for these & other frauds - he Cant be taken
91
1727
Henry Jenkins
Clacton in Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this Fraud Thos Otley & Henry Hubbard were prosecuted for part of these Goods - & process Issued agt them But the Witness Died so we could not proceed
92
1727
Maurice Humphrey
Poscaden in Carnarvonshire
Carnarvonshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted on Accot of this fraud - he went to Sea before the Information was filed The Witness agt him withdrew himself & would never come to Support his Information
93
1727
William Watts & others
Wisbeech
Cambridgeshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud but the Witness agt them run away & cant be heard of.
94
1727
James Pile
at Winterton near Yarmouth
Norfolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
was prosecuted for this & other frauds - He is dead
95
1728
John Otter Wm Watson Mathew Hayne James Brown Oswald Younghusband John Lewin Chrisr Stamp Andrew Hogg
In Scate Road near Holy Island Durham
Durham
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
These persons were prosecuted on Accot of this fraud - Otter for Running the whole Goods & the other persons for Several Different parcels thereof - Otter, Brown & Stamp were arrested & sent to Goal Hayne absconded & could not be taken Watson, Younghusband Lewen & Hogg Compounded.
96
1728
Thos Mason Thos Franklyn
On the Coast of Suffolk
Suffolk
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this fraud but they absconded & could not be taken
97
1728
George Bennett
On the Coast of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
was prosecuted for this Fraud but he absconded & could not be taken.
98
1728
Peter Godfrey Richd Williams Owen Edwards Thos Prydderth Wm Evans
near the Barr at Carnarvon
Carnarvonshire
Imported & run without paymt of Duty.
These persons were prosecuted for this fraud & process Issued agt them, but they all absconded & could not be taken
99
1728
John Crosson Samuel Cantrell John Earle
at Several places on the Coast of Essex
Essex
Imported & run without paymt of Duty
were prosecuted for this & other frauds - Judgmt was obtain'd agt Crosson upon his Bail Bond & he was taken in Execution thereon - Cantrell is Dead Wm Tylere Thos Hall, Wm Taylor, Wm Hicks, George Earle & Browsler Hansell were Severally prosecuted for part of these Goods - Jno Earle Wm Hicks & Geo: Earls Bail bonds are in Suit - Hall & Tyler were taken & sent to Chelmsford Goal - Taylor & Hansell cant be heard of.
100
1728
Micheal Hardy John Aynes Joseph Alcock
at Skegness Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
were Prosecuted for this and other Frauds - Hardy was Drown'd Aynes was sent to Beverly Goal from whence he made his Escape - Judgment was Obtain'd agt Alcock with which he was charged in Execution in the Fleet Prison.
101
1728
Edward Oram
East Tilbury Essex
Essex
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & died before he could be Arrested.
102
1728
John Elgate John Willis
at Hemsby in Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
are Prosecuted for this Fraud - Elgate has been arrested and has given Bail - Willis can't be taken - they have since Compounded.
103
1728
John Page
Hemsby in Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
is prosecuted for part of these goods - he has given Bail
104
1728
John Newham Thos Philips
at Hemsby
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this and other Frauds Newham can't be taken - Philips is an Evidence.
105
1728
Thos Snowden
Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
106
1728
Thomas Wyatt
Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud but the Witness agt him run away & never came to Support his Information.
107
1728
Isaac Miers
at Gayesly Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for this & other frauds & can't be taken.
108
1728
Willm Greensides
Saltfleet Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this and other Frauds - The Witnesses agt him run away & can't be heard of.
109
1729
Geo: Pilboron
Great Holland Essex
Essex
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this and other frauds and was sent to Goal for want of Bail.
110
1729
Edward Brainthwaite and others
Methop in Lancashire
Lancashire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud & Process Issued agt them - Brainthwaite offer'd to Compound but the officer at whose charge the Prosecution was comenced died before The Compo was compleated - the others could not be taken
111
1729
Thos Blackburne and others
Methop
Lancashire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud, and Process Issued agt them but they could not be taken.
112
1729
Thomas Johnson George Muckelt
at Humphry Head Lancashire
Lancashire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud & Process Issued agt them but they could not be taken.
113
1729
Jacob Walter
On the Coast of Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported and Run without Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for these and other Frauds Judgment was obtain'd agt him with which he was charged in Execution in Chelmsford Goal.
114
1729
Henry Harper
On the Coast of Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported and Run without Payment of Duty
is under Prosecution for receiving part of these goods - he can't be taken.
115
1729
Richd Daniel and others
at Hemsby in Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud and other goods - they are all poor Men & can't be found.
116
1729
Joseph Ames Robt Douglas Walter Douglas Thos Cobb
in Yarmouth Roads
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud and other goods - Ames Compounded - The Witness run away and never came to Support his Information agt Walter & Robt Douglas & Cobb.
117
1729
William Jarvis & Joseph Bishop
in Yarmouth Roads
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted severaly for part of these goods. Bishop became an Evidence Jarvis has Compounded
118
1729
Richd Baker and others
in Yarmouth Roads
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud they can't be taken - Richd Baker has since Compounded
119
1729
John Betts
Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud - he has been arrested & has given Bail - he has since Compounded.
120
1729
Anthony Eaton
at Yarmo Roads
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for these & other Frauds - he was admitted an Evidence.
121
1729
Paul Taylor
on the Norfolk Coast
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & other goods - he is Dead.
122
1729
Augustine Rolfe
On the Norfolk Coast
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud he is admitted an Evidence
123
1729
Willm Hollman John Miller
Yarmo Roads
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud But the Witness agt them run away & never came to Support his Information Hollman has since Compounded.
124
1729
Henry Cleathing
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded
125
1729
Thomas Brown
Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this and other Frauds & Compounded.
126
1729
Edmond Mason
Yarmo Roads
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this and other Frauds the Witness died before he could be taken - but he has since compounded.
127
1729
Thos Wilson
Yarmo Roads
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
128
1729
Thos Wyatt
Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this and other Frauds But the Witness agt him run away & never came to Support his Information.
129
1729
Daniel Smith Willm Brittain
near Ingham on the Lincolnshire Coast
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud - But the Witness agt them Run away & never came to Support his Information.
130
1729
Willm Hollman
Key Mill in Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this & other Frauds & Compounded.
131
1729
Leonard Wrightson
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this and other Frauds & admitted an Evidence.
132
1729
Francis Pate Joshua Haley
Castle Holmes Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
are under Prosecution for these and other Frauds & have been Arrested & given Bail.
133
1729
William Greensides
near Grimsby at Saltfleet Sunderland
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run without Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for these and other Frauds - The Evidence agt him is Run away & can't be heard of.
134
1729
John Page
Winterton
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for this & other Frauds he has given Bail upon another Information
135
1729
Willm Cramlington William Artley
Headworth at Wareinway in Durham
Durham
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for these & other Frauds - The Cause agt Cramlington is at Issue - Artley is dead.
136
1729
Francis Dobson
on the Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
137
1729
John Corder
in Langenhoe Creek in Essex
Essex
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud - he can't be taken.
138
1730
Hugh Lloyd John Hughes Willm Williams
at Borthewin Bay in the Isle of Anglesea
Anglesey
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
are under Prosecution for this Fraud Judgment was obtain'd agt Lloyd upon his Bail Bond & Execution hath Issued agt him but he cant be taken Williams & Hughes can't be heard of.
139
1730
Daniel Smith & others
Aldbro Beach
Suffolk
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud but the Witness agt them withdrew himself & never came to Support his Information.
140
1730
Thos Crake
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud - he was admitted an Evidence.
141
1730
James Butcher Samuel Diball John Ficklyn & Samuel Eyson
at Scargap in Norfolk
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
were Prosecuted for this and other Frauds Butcher & Eyson & Diball can't be taken Ficklyn is admitted an Evidence. Willm Brown was Prosecuted for receiving part of these goods - he has made an offer to Compound & has given an Information which are under Consideration.
142
1730
Henry Nardy
Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud - he is Dead.
143
1730
Willm Wren
Sunderland
Durham
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
144
1730
Cornelius Landmeter
Dunsinburra Castle near Berwick
Northumberland
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud - Depending
145
1730
Willm Gosling Robt Hudson
Maldon
Essex
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
were Prosecuted for this & other Frauds they can't be taken Thos Broom & Mathew Dates were Prosecuted for part of these goods - they can't be taken.
146
1730
Eliza Rickenson Joseph Fisher
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were jointly Prosecuted for this Fraud - Compounded.
147
1730
Thos Marshall and others
near Chester Churches Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud & other goods - But the Witness agt them did not come to support his Information.
148
1730
John Veal John Hare Isaac Sacker
at Hemsby Yarmo
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud - Veal became an Evidence - Hare & Sacker can't be taken.
149
1730
Henry Quinton
at Corton Yarmo
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud (& other goods) & Compounded.
150
1730
John Ellis
Yarmo Roads
Hampshire
Imported & Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compoundd
151
1730
Christopher Harvey
Yarmo Beach
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud and Compounded.
152
1730
Willm Peters David Burwood
Lowestoffe Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
153
1730
Antho Eaton Walter Douglas James Dale
in the Port of Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud - Eaton was admitted an Evidence - Douglas and Dale can't be taken.
154
1730
Thos Chancellor Leonard Wrightson
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud & admitted Evidences.
155
1730
Henry Garnett
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud he can't be taken.
156
1730
John Bilton
Between Clowton & Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
157
1730
John Maultby
near the Mill Hoop in Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
158
1730
Clement Seller
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud & can't be taken.
159
1730
John Lee
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for these Frauds & Compounded.
160
1730
Isaac Miers
at Gayesley Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
is Prosecuted for this and other Frauds he can't be taken.
161
1730
Wiilm Cramlington William Artley
Jarrow Key Durham at Stanton - Durham near Sunderland
Durham
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty do
were Prosecuted for these & other Frauds The Cause agt Cramlington is at Issue Artley is dead.
162
1730
Francis Hodgson
on the Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire
Sold in an Unenter'd Place
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
163
1730
John Ashburne
at Mawberry Sands
unknown
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud and admitted an Evidence.
164
1730
Thos Sim, John Sharpe, Geo Sharpe Junr, James Sharpe, Willm Heskett, John Pew & James Thompson,
Mawberry Sands
unknown
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were severaly Prosecuted for part of these goods and admitted Evidence
165
1730
John Simpson & Willm Hothard
at Mawberry Sands
unknown
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
are under Prosecution for part of these goods & can't be taken.
166
1730
Timothy Hay
Scarbrough Harbour
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & became an Evidence.
167
1730
Francis Fox Willm Pattinson
near Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud - and Compounded - Mathew White was prosecuted for part of these Goods & Compounded
168
1730
Francis Hay
on the Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this & other Frauds & Compounded.
169
1730
Joseph Cordukes
on the Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this & other Frauds & Compounded.
170
1730
Willm Almon
on the Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
171
1730
Robert Grange
Castle Holmes Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
172
1730
John Pearson Senr John Pearson Junr
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud and admitted Evidences.
173
1730
James Newton
Mawberry Cumberland
Cumberland
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud he was arrested & got away from the Officers & can't be since heard of.
174
1730
John Stainton
Mawberry
Cumberland
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for these & other Frauds - The Cause is at Issue.
175
1730
Edward Poskett
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & admitted an Evidence.
176
1730
Mathew Leng
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for part of these goods he is an Evidence.
177
1730
William Chandler John Clerkson
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud Chandler Compounded - Clerkson is admitted an Evidence.
178
1730
Thos Idnall
Scarbrough
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud & can't be taken.
179
1730
John Harrison
Scarbrough Harbour
Yorkshire
Imported and Run without Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud & Process is in force agt him.
180
1730
John Taylor & others
Yarmouth
Hampshire
Imported and Run without Payment of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud which Taylor Compounded
181
1731
Willm Gosling Gilbert Heath Robert Hudson Gabriel Merrifield
Maldon in Essex
Essex
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
were Prosecuted for this and other Frauds - they can't be taken.
182
1731
Willm Maycock John Powner
on the River Mercey in the County of Chester
Cheshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
are under Prosecution for this Fraud Depending.
183
1731
Willm Cramlington Willm Artley
Tinmo Haven Tynemouth?
Northumberland
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this and other Frauds - The Cause agt Cramlington is at Issue - Artley is dead.
184
1731
Jane Walker
Clowton in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
185
1731
Robert Cuthbertson
Cumberland
Cumberland
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
is Prosecuted for this Fraud - he can't be heard of.
186
1731
Richd Woodwark John Robinson John Mussendine
Marsh Chapel
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud - Judgment was obtain'd agt Woodwark by default with which he is charged in Execution in Hull Goal - Robinson & Mussendine can't be taken.
187
1731
Thos Petty
unknown
is Prosecuted for part of these goods - he can't be taken.
188
1731
Willm Pattinson
On the Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this & other Frauds & Compounded.
189
1731
Joseph Thurnhill
on the Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud & Compounded.
190
1731
Francis Hay
on the Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this & other Frauds & Compounded.
191
1731
Joseph Cordukes
On the Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for these and other Frauds & Compounded.
192
1731
Thos Taylor
Whitby
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud & other goods - he can't be heard of.
193
1731
Willm Bell
Holkam bay in ye Port of Wells
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud - he has offered a Compo which is under Consideration.
194
1731
John Bell
Holkam Bay
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this Fraud - he has offer'd a Compo which is under Consideration.
195
1731
Joshua Smith and others Samuel Cannon & others
On the Norfolk Coast
Norfolk
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
were Prosecuted for this Fraud they can't be taken were Prosecuted for receiving part of these goods & can't be taken.
196
1731
Willm Dale
Bridlington
Yorkshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for this and other Frauds & Compounded.
197
1731
John Proud
Boston
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud - he can't be taken.
198
1731
John Hartley
Marsh Chappel
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
is under Prosecution for this Fraud - he can't be taken
199
1731
Nathaniel Collingwood
Marsh Chappel
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run witht Payment of Duty
was Prosecuted for receiving part of these goods (& other Frauds) & Judgment was obtain'd agt him and he is Prisoner in Lincoln Goal.
200
1731
Nathaniel Collingwood
Marsh Chappell
Lincolnshire
Imported and Run witht Paymt of Duty
above named was Prosecuted for this Fraud - & Judgment was obtain'd agt him as above mention'd
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