History of Chelmsford

Chelmsford © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Tindal Square, Chelmsford, 1906
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

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Chelmsford 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) Moses Ketley 19 fisherman and William Smith 19 fisherman
  • (v) Thomas French, smackowner
  • Theft
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex Adjourned Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 20 May 1854
  • Case
  • (d) Hannah Hodge wife of George Hodge
  • Incitement
  • Moulsham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 23 July 1825
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Augustus Munns 28 soldier Royal Marine
  • (v) Charlotte Turner
  • Assault
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 17 December 1864
    Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Josling 16, John Josling 15 and William John Fitch 14
  • (v) William Bonnington
  • Murder
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Morning Chronicle 15 July 1826
  • Case
  • (d) George Slapp
  • Theft
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 24 May 1888
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Johnstone 34 fitter and George Wilson 61 fitter
  • (v) Ann Goodliff
  • Theft
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 23 February 1888
  • Case
  • (d) James Henry Morgan 17
  • Fraud
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Daily News 30 July 1856
  • Case
  • (d) Mary Ann Hayward
  • (v) William Hayward shoemaker
  • Poisoning
  • Springfield Colchester
  • Chelmsford Petty Sessions
  • Freeman's Journal 18 October 1849
  • Case
  • (d)William Welton and Mary Charlotte Field Lorkin
  • (v)A baby
  • (w)Charles Halls
  • Murder
  • Chelmsford
  • Chelmsford Petty Sessions
  • Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper 24 November 1844
  • Case
  • (d) Selina Bickmore
  • (v) Hettie Alderton
  • Cruelty
  • Chelmsford
  • Chelmsford Petty Sessions
  • Illustrated Police News 15 April 1893
  • Case
  • (d) Lewis Reddick 14 errand boy
  • (v) Joseph Fry
  • Embezzlement
  • Chelmsford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Wilks 43 labourer
  • (v) Joseph Reader and John Shedd
  • Theft
  • Chelmsford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Rebecca Dines 33 boy's capmaker
  • (v) John Green
  • Fraudulent conversion
  • Chelmsford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Wilks 44 labourer
  • (v) John Lilly
  • Theft
  • Chelmsford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Lewis Hunt 22 shoemaker
  • (v) Joseph Burton
  • Theft
  • Chelmsford
  • 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 Wilshire 19 labourer
  • (v) John Darby
  • Embezzlement
  • Chelmsford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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