History of Birchanger

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History of Birchanger >> Birchanger Court Cases

Birchanger Court Cases

For a full explanation of these court cases and how to further research them, please look at our Essex Court Cases page.

The information is supplied in the following format:

  • (d) defendant's name, age and occupation (when given)
  • (v) victim's name, age and occupation (when given)
  • (w) witness names, age and occupation (when given)
  • Offence
  • Place offence committed and places mentioned where the (d), (v) or (w) lived. Some of the defendants may have been from neighbouring parishes not mentioned by name, or itinerant wanderers.
  • The court hearing the case.
  • The source newspaper or archive reference.

  • Case
  • (d) John Prior 21 labourer
  • (v) George Hayden
  • Theft
  • Birchanger
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Thurley 36 labourer
  • (v) John Archer Houblon, John Bird
  • Theft and Assault
  • Stansted Mountfitchet, Birchanger
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Arthur Silvester 26 labourer
  • (v) Frederick Todd
  • Theft
  • Birchanger
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Blake 35 farm bailiff
  • (v) Charles Spencer
  • Theft
  • Birchanger
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Hill 29 farmer, George Hill 27 farmer
  • (v) William Whiffin
  • Blackmail
  • Birchanger
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Sydney Hudgell 23 labourer
  • (v) Charles Spencer
  • Theft
  • Birchanger
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 67 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) David Dixon 22 pipe layer
  • (v) Charles Spencer
  • Theft
  • Birchanger
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 69 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Thompson 23 farm labourer
  • (v) Isaac Aylett
  • Theft
  • Birchanger
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 72 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Dixon 30 labourer
  • (v) Charles Spencer
  • Theft
  • Birchanger
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 76 Essex Record Office

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