History of Fairstead

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History of Fairstead >> Fairstead Court Cases

Fairstead 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)James Thorogood alias Thurgood 29, William Thorogood 22, Thomas Thorogood and James Guiver
  • (v) William Hales gamekeeper
  • (w) Ebenezer Chalk labourer, Joseph Wisbey gamekeeper
  • Murder
  • Boreham and Fairsead
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 8 March 1856
  • Case
  • (d) John George Everett
  • (v) Hannah Cutts
  • Bigamy
  • Fairstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Isaac Thorogood 12 labourer
  • (v) Robert Balls
  • Arson
  • Fairsted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Cornelius Brock 50 labourer, Samuel Thorogood 41 innkeeper
  • (v) Thomas Speakman
  • Theft and receiving
  • Fairstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ebenezer Turp 19 farm labourer, William Turp 20 farm labourer
  • (v) James Digby, George Wallace, George White, James Carlick
  • Burglary, Theft
  • Great Leighs, Fairstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 8 Essex Record Office

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