History of Brightlingsea

Brightlingsea, The Boating Lake c.1960 Essex.  (Neg. B209019)  © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Boating Lake, Brightlingsea, 1960
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History of Brightlingsea >> Brightlingsea Court Cases

Brightlingsea 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 source.

  • Case
  • (d) George Irman smack-owner
  • Smuggling
  • Brightlingsea
  • Colchester Police Court
  • Birmingham Daily Post 5 March 1878
  • Case
  • (d) Emma Woods 16 domestic servant
  • (v) John Richardson
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Johnson 22 labourer
  • (v) Joseph Alexander
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • 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 Wickham 34 sailor
  • (v) David Burgess, Charles Crabb
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Harriett Woods 17 needlewoman, Sarah Woods 48 wife of William Woods
  • (v) Thomas Fuller
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Clark 21 sailor
  • (v) George Smith, John Girling
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Bruce alias Brown 52 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Goddard
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • 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 Simons 54 innkeeper
  • (v) John Salmon
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Marshall Barnes 50 oyster merchant
  • (v) John William Jolly
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Wilding 35 mariner, Henry Miller 26 fisherman, William Barnard 45 mariner
  • (v) William Bragg
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Daniel Barnes 20 labourer, Robert Pattrick 30 labourer
  • (v) Benjamin Cook
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • 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 Pinner alias Pimm 18 fisherman
  • (v) Joseph Alexander
  • Theft
  • Brightlingsea
  • 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) William Davis 45 fisherman
  • (v) William Everett
  • Attempted murder
  • Brightlingsea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 50 Essex Record Office

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