History of Earls Colne

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Earls Colne 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 source.

  • Case
  • (d) John Ardley
  • (v) Francis Ruffle
  • (w) Hannah Ruffle, Nathaniel Prior constable. Maria Everett, Hannah Marshall, and Thomas Quilter farmer
  • Burglary
  • Earls Colne and Great Coggeshall
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 20 December 1828
  • Case
  • (d) William Heard
  • (v) William Sudd
  • Burglary
  • Earl's Colne
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 20 December 1828
  • Casew
  • (d) Thomas Ellis
  • (v) Miss Webb
  • Bigamy
  • Earls Colne
  • Halstead Petty Sessions
  • Reynold's Newspaper 26 December 1886
  • Case
  • (d) James Marshall 28 tailor
  • (v) John Youngman
  • Theft
  • Earls Colne
  • 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 Webb 40 labourer, Samuel Webb 30 labourer, Isaac Ellis 42 labourer
  • (v) Osmond Barnard
  • Theft
  • Earls Colne
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Raven 31 labourer
  • (v) Osmond Barnard
  • Theft
  • Earls Colne
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Clouton 29 labourer
  • (v) Osmond Barnard
  • Theft
  • Earls Colne
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Frederick Marven 18 bricklayer's labourer, Henry Owers 18 bricklayer's labourer, Thomas Ellis 15 bricklayer's labourer, Edward Owers 13 bricklayer's labourer
  • Theft
  • Earls Colne
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Turner 47 sailor
  • (v) Matilda Ardley
  • Indecent assault
  • Earls Colne
  • 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) John Finch 27 chimney sweeper
  • (v) Daniel Webb
  • Theft
  • Earls Cone
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 28 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Amey 37 gardener, Israel Howard 25 fish hawker
  • (v) Harris Hill
  • Theft
  • Earls Colne
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 38 Essex Record Office

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Earls Colne - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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