History of Colchester

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War Memorial, Colchester, 1934
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Colchester 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) Mary Ellen Collier elder and younger, and John McAuliff railway labourer
  • Concealment of birth
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 7 December 1844
  • Case
  • (d) James Boag
  • Forgery
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 16 March 1850
  • Case
  • (d) Eliza Ann Cheverton 28
  • (v) Emma Cheverton
  • Murder
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 15 March 1862
    Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Elias Springett 22 miller and William Springett 26 miller
  • Fraud
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 13 March 1858
  • Case
  • (d) John Forley 18 soldier, John Fogerty 22 soldier, Francis McEwan 20 soldier and William McGrath soldier
  • (v) Richard Hart
  • Burglary
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 13 March 1858
  • Case
  • (d) John Smith and William Hollis
  • (v) Hannah Brown deceased
  • Body stealing
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 31 July 1830
  • Case
  • (d) William Richard Hamilton
  • (v) Ephraim Giles
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 23 July 1825
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Barham 21 bricklayer's labourer and Charles Barham 19 soldier
  • (v) Charles Braddy police officer
  • Assault
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 15 December 1855
  • Case
  • (d) William Osborne 30 shoemaker
  • (v) Anne Osborne
  • Attempted Murder
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 16 December 1843
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Clark 24 labourer
  • (v) James Humm
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Colchester Borough Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 13 July 1833
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Dowson 14 tailor
  • (v) Andrew Ross
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Colchester Borough Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 13 July 1833
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Ridgley cabinet maker
  • (v) Thomas Hills
  • Assault
  • Colchester
  • Colchester Borough Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 13 July 1833
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Sadler 23 silk weaver and Charles Fisher 18 shoemaker
  • (v) Robert Ranson
  • Assault
  • Colchester
  • Colchester Borough Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 13 July 1833
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Sadler 23 silk weaver and Charles Fisher 18 shoemaker
  • (v) Robert Ranson
  • Assault
  • Colchester
  • Colchester Borough Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 13 July 1833
  • Case
  • (d) James Calvesbert 38 market gardener
  • (v) John Scott soldier
  • Murder
  • Colchester
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 20 July 1861
  • Case
  • (d) John McSelly soldier, James Pitt stone mason, Walter Worth journeyman, Harriett Salter
  • (v) Adolphus Powell fishmonger
  • Fraud
  • Colchester
  • Colchester Police Court
  • Daily News 30 Janury 1861

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