History of Braintree

High Street, Braintree, 1906, Essex.  (Neg. 55533T)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
High Street, Braintree, 1906
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

History of Braintree >> Braintree Court Cases

Braintree Court Cases

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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) Benjamin Cox 39 labourer
  • (v) John Hodges
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 8 December 1856
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Hitchcock 22
  • (v) Robert Rolfe and Robert Philemon, farmers
  • Arson
  • Braintree
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 6 March 1850
  • Case
  • (d) William Henry Tunbridge labourer
  • Assault
  • Braintree
  • Braintree Petty Sessions
  • Birmingham Daily Post 4 April 1891
  • Case
  • (d) George Currey 29 post office letter carrier
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Essex Assizes
  • Daily News 3 December 1859
  • Case
  • (d) William Wakeling labourer
  • Braintree
  • Braintree Petty Sessions
  • Poor Law Offence
  • The Champion and Weekly Herald December 23 1838
  • Case
  • (d) Alfred Coote carpenter and Isaiah Fish 18 bricklayer
  • (v) Richard Baynes
  • Arson
  • Braintree
  • Essex Assizes
  • Bristol Mercury 26 July 1845
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Carnell journeyman shoemaker
  • Failing to maintain wife
  • Braintree
  • Braintree Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 3 May 1888
  • Case
  • (d) Josiah Nash 22 weaver
  • (v) John Raven
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Walter Cook 21 weaver and John Spooner 18 hawker
  • (v) William Potter
  • Burglary
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Gage 30 labourer and James Spearman 30 weaver
  • (v) William Shaw
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jane French 22 silk winder
  • (v) Samuel Courtauld
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Matilda Rutland alias Prentice 35 silk weaver
  • (v) Messrs. Samuel Courtauld
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Byford 16 labourer
  • (v) James Nash
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Nash 15 weaver
  • (v) Eliza Wenden
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Webb 38 weaver
  • (v) William Hawkes
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Hales 26 labourer, William Payne 43 labourer, Edward Mortier 29 labourer, Alfred Perry 25 carter
  • (v) Charles Sandars
  • Theft and receving
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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