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Dovercourt 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) James Goff
  • (v) Hannah Patrick
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 19 October 1872
  • Case
  • (d) George Peacock dairyman
  • (v) Thomas Whitmore dairyman
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 2 July 1881
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Sergeant
  • (v) John Brooks
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 23 February 1888
  • Case
  • (d) Edward May Sewell farmer
  • (v) Emma Smith
  • Fraud
  • Dovercourt
  • Colchester Police Court
  • Ipswich Journal 1 September 1894
  • Case
  • (d) William Pepper shoe seller
  • (w) Daniel King grocer
  • Fraud
  • Dovercourt
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 18 January 1881
  • Case
  • (d) Peter Chisnall 50 labourer
  • (v) Philip Moutle
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Tosbell 54 bricklayers' labourer
  • (v) Joseph Rose
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Mary Ann Garnham 19, Susannah Wright 20
  • (v) Sarah Sadler
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Williams alias Charles 24 stone polisher
  • (v) Thomas Marston Rutland
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Wood 40 labourer
  • (v) Abraham Jordan
  • Arson
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Brwon 21 labourer
  • (v) John Bird
  • Attempted burglary
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Brown 21 labourer
  • (v) John Bird
  • Attempted burglary
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Louis Cherond 28 engineer, Alexander Mostardi 30 interpreter
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Girling 20 labourer
  • (v) Cyrus Addison, William Warner
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Osborne 39 gardener
  • (v) William Hancock
  • Fraud
  • Dovercourt
  • 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 Smith 32 labourer
  • (v) William Gooding
  • Theft
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Sarah Moyse 31 widow and needlewoman
  • (v) A child
  • Murder and attempted suicide
  • Dovercourt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 82 Essex Record Office

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