History of Danbury

Danbury, the Village, © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
The Village, Danbury, 1906
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Danbury 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 reference.

  • Case
  • (d) William Tyler 19 labourer and Samuel Spooner 20 labourer
  • (v) Isaac Belcher
  • Threats to arson
  • Danbury
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 21 March 1835
  • Case
  • (d) John Hall 50 carpenter and builder
  • (v) Alfred Barker and William Rayment
  • Theft
  • Danbury and Great Baddow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Martha Spencer Weaver 42
  • (v) John Gipson
  • Murder
  • Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
    Ipswich Journal 20 July 1861
  • Case
  • (d) John Spooner 61 labourer
  • (v) Richard Hutley Crabb
  • Theft
  • Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Johnson 43 labourer
  • (v) George Wilkin
  • Theft
  • Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Barker 30 sawyer
  • (v) William Henry Tipsey
  • Theft
  • Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Regina Clark 23 domestic servant
  • Concealing birth
  • Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Carden 57 labourer
  • (v) David Upson, John Rowland
  • Theft
  • Woodham Ferrers, Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Green 19 farm labourer, Elijah Coppen 18 farm labourer, Philip White 18 farm labourer
  • (v) Lord Fitzwalter
  • Arson
  • Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Spinks 30 shoemaker
  • (v) Samuel Ashwell
  • Theft
  • Danbury
  • 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 Candler 33 labourer
  • (v) Charles Wayling
  • Theft
  • Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 6 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Carden 61 labourer
  • (v) George Trussell
  • Theft
  • Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 53 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Abbot 19 farm labourer, Henry Dodd 30 farm labourer, Arthur Coppin 16 farm labourer, Edward Kemp 20 labourer, George White 21 labourer, Samuel Dodd 22 labourer, David Ewers 48 sawyer, William Dodd 17 labourer
  • (v) John Webb
  • Assault
  • Danbury
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 111 Essex Record Office

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