History of Colchester

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Colchester Court Cases

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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) John Connor 39 shoe maker and letter carrier
  • (v) Postmaster general
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 20 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Wenden
  • Perjury
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 37 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Scollin 32 soldier 27th Foot, and tailor
  • Forgery
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 37 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Patrick Duraan 23 soldier 27th Foot
  • (v) Eliza Minnie Brunning
  • Colchester
  • False declaration
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 38 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Meaton 21 engine driver
  • (v) Joshua Whittaker, Henry Turner
  • Burglary
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 39 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Parker 33 bricklayer's labourer
  • (v) John Boyden, Mary Ann Allen
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 50 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph George Matthews 19 baker
  • (v) Mary Ann Summers
  • Rape
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 60 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Spinks 67 pauper
  • (v) Elias Everett
  • Murder
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 69 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Saint John Firmin and Mary Ann Firmin
  • Keeping a bawdy house
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 69 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Arthur Scovell 17 costermonger and Alfred Stowe 17 labourer
  • (v) Sarah Vince
  • Rape
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 69 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Goddard 47 lighterman
  • (v) Robert Went
  • Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 109 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Joseph Crunden 38 clerk
  • (v) Peter Schuyler Bruff
  • Uttering forged cheque
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 117 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William James 18 post office clerk
  • (v) Post Master General
  • Theft
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 136 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Johnson 28 soldier 2nd Batt. 10th Regiment and labourer
  • (v) Abraham Rudling, Charles Henry Hawkins
  • Burglary and theft
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1875 Q/SMc 10, page 153 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Elisabeth Wass 20 domestic servant
  • Concealing a birth
  • Colchester
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1875 Q/SMc 10, page 163 Essex Record Office

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