History of Dedham

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Dedham 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) Robert Reason 50 labourer
  • (v) Ann Reason
  • Forgery
  • Dedham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Bird 16 labourer
  • (v) William Herbert Dannett seed grower
  • Arson
  • Dedham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 22 December 1866
  • Case
  • (d) David Wilby, William Rice and Benjamin Usher
  • (v) William Tungate
  • (w) George Usher
  • Burglary
  • Dedham
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 9 January 1869
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Taylor soldier
  • (v) Daniel Francis
  • Burglary
  • Dedham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 20 December 1828
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Stiff 30 labourer
  • (v) Robert Denny
  • Burglary
  • Dedham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 18 March 1843
  • Case
  • (d) George Fenton, Walton Fenton
  • (v) John Fenner cattle dealer
  • (w) Mark Teague
  • Theft
  • Dedham
  • County Magistrates County Court
  • Ipswich Journal 2 September 1865
  • Case
  • (d) Frederick Daniels 24 labourer and Charles Nevard 29 labourer
  • (v) William White
  • Theft
  • Dedham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Eliza Osborn 22 domestic servant
  • (v) Henry Maine Jenkins
  • Theft
  • Dedham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Atkins Sutton alias William Hurr 45 bricklayer, George Hunt 40 painter
  • (v) William Rolfe Richards
  • Theft
  • Dedham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Simpson alias George Harvey, alias William Wilson, alias George Crooks 46 labourer
  • (v) Margaret Hewitt, Fanny Darling, William Sibbon, Rowland Townshead Cobbold
  • Burglary and theft
  • Great Horksley, Langham, Dedham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Double 44 labourer
  • (v) George Taylor
  • Burglary
  • Dedham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Lott 20 bricklayer's labourer
  • (v) Charles Moore
  • Theft
  • Dedham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Bird 16 labourer
  • (v) William Herbert Dannett
  • Arson
  • Dedham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) David Wilby 35 bricklayer, William Rice 43 painter, Benjamin Usher 24 labourer
  • (v) William Tungate
  • Theft
  • Dedham
  • 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 Swan 23 bargeman
  • (v) James Forsdick
  • Theft
  • Dedham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 14 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Frederick Nevard 17 drover, Charles Nevard 19 thatcher
  • (v) John Fenner
  • Theft
  • Dedham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 123 Essex Record Office

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