History of Braintree

Braintree, Market Square 1900, Essex.  (Neg. 46244)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Braintree, Market Square 1900
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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) Thomas Attwood 22 sweep
  • (v) Charles Samuel Watson
  • Assault
  • Braintree
  • 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 Ketley 16 labourer
  • (v) Richard Nidd, George Clark
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Alfred Staines alias Thomas Stains alias Thomas Gordon Stock 59 groom
  • (v) Edmund Clark, Charles Cook, Henry Gibbs, James Hodges
  • Theft
  • Black Notley, Bocking, Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Cowell 22 bricklayer
  • (v) John Edward Daulby
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Simon Braid 28 labourer
  • (v) William Awbrey
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Esther Cooper 25 hawker, William Mills 32 chairmaker, Henry Wilfred 35 matmaker
  • Uttering counterfeit coin
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Edward George Craig 57 solicitor
  • (v) George Keys
  • Fraud
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Welham alias Welems 25 shoemaker
  • (v) Samuel Underwood
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Bigg 28 hawker
  • (v) Isaac Fitch
  • Fraud
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 3 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Layzell 30 farm labourer
  • (v) William Rankin
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 5 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John William Layzell 14 labourer
  • (v) William Cutts, William Revell
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 11 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jabez Rogers 56 farm labourer
  • (v) Henry Calver, Henry Hobbs
  • Theft
  • Braintree, Bocking
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 17 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Sanders
  • (v) Lawrence Brewer
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 25 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles John Winch Rolfe 24 carpenter
  • (v) Charles Purkiss
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 28 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Catherine Abbot alias Chilvers, alias Frogley
  • (v) Joseph Marfleet
  • Theft from dwelling
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 44 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Gray 29 farm labourer
  • (v) John Arnold
  • Theft
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 54 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Clanicoats 63 sorter at post office
  • Embezzlement
  • Braintree
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 69 Essex Record Office

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