History of Colchester

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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) Alfred Cox 27 soldier 1st Royals
  • (v) Duncan Cameron Brock, John Bowles
  • Theft and burglary
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Dawson 25 ostler
  • Uttering forged banknote
  • Colchester
  • 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 Watson 21 soldier
  • (v) Thomas Whiting
  • Grievous bodily harm
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Page Draper 54 painter
  • (v) Mary Ann Pettitt
  • Murder
  • Colchester
  • 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 Caulfield 26 soldier 41st Foot, David James 25 soldier 41st Foot
  • (v) Stephen Knight
  • Robbery
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Arthur Brome 19 labourer
  • (v) Margaret Round
  • Fraud
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jane Farrell 27 prostitute
  • (v) William Tyler
  • Arson
  • Colchester
  • 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 Henry Howard 28 engineer
  • (v) Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Howard
  • Bigamy
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Marshall 12 schoolboy
  • (v) Ann Dennis
  • Indecent assault
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Hubbard 20 bricklayer's labourer
  • (v) Samuel Bloomfield, George Kemp
  • Malicious wounding and theft
  • Berechurch, Colchester
  • 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 Everitt 16 labourer, William Saxton 16 labourer
  • (v) William Gosnell
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Elijah Langley 17 sailor, Bengamin Rogers 16 labourer
  • (v) John Ditch
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Howe Coleman 19 ironmonger
  • (v) Joseph Blomfield, Thomas Mayhew Bear
  • Embezzlement
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Hewes 30 labourer, Thomas Brooks labourer
  • (v) George Lee
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Copsey 34 blacksmith
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • 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 Hutson 39 watchmaker
  • (v) William King
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Peter Duprie 25 sailor
  • (v) Maria Hockley
  • Grievious bodily harm
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Pryke 17 factory boy, Frederick Dunt 16 tailor
  • (v) George Fisher
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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