History of Braintree

Station Road, Braintree, 1906, Essex.  (Neg. 57567V)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Station Road, 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) Charles Tokeley 30 weaver
  • (v) Charles Tokeley snr.
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Marsh 51 hawker
  • Possessing counterfeit coins
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Nash 17 labourer
  • (v) John Fenns Shearcroft
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Mortier 29 labourer, George Hunnable alias Hunnible 35 labourer
  • (v) Ann Cunnington
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Chubb 50 labourer
  • (v) John Goodwin
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Spooner 22 hawker
  • (v) Joseph Clark
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Dean 38 labourer
  • (v) John Bowtell
  • Burglary
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Cornelius Kavanagh 37 labourer, George Bruce 23 labourer
  • (v) Sarah Turner
  • Burglary
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Davis 30 labourer, George Phillips 37 sailor
  • (v) Charles Gray
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Spooner 23 hawker, Joseph Attwood 24 labourer
  • (v) Honor Karons
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Smith alias Sealey 50 clock and watch maker
  • (v) James Brewster
  • Fraud
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Elizabeth Thorpe 38 tailoress
  • (v) Joseph Edward Attwood
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Hale 16 labourer, Daniel Hart 16 labourer
  • (v) Ann Frost
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jane Nichol alias Nicholas 31 hawker
  • (v) John Digby
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Ambrose 48 shoemaker
  • (v) Golden Spencer
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Garrad 18, Henry Guy 18 carpenter, James Rudland 22 carpenter
  • (v) William Franklin
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Taylor 16 groom
  • (v) William Johnson
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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