History of Fordham

Three Horseshoes P.H.
Three Horseshoes P.H, Fordham
© Copyright Andrew Hill contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

History of Fordham >> Fordham Court Cases

Fordham 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) Henry Buck 50 bricklayer
  • (v) Rev. T. Lingham
  • Burglary
  • Fordham
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 24 May 1879
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Johnson
  • (v) Solomon Johnson and Susannah Johnson
  • (w) Eliza Mills wife of Thomas Mills labourer, Emma Campin 11, Tubal Partridge blacksmith and Jonathan Sparkes
  • Murder
  • Fordham
  • Colchester Petty Sessions
  • Manchester Times 27 March 1875
  • Case
  • (d) James Williamson 18 baker, George Perry 18 drover
  • (v) George Lithgow, James Moss, Zachariah Cant
  • Theft
  • Aldham, Fordham and Copford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Perry 18 labourer
  • (v) George Perry
  • Theft
  • Fordham
  • 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 Perry 19 labourer
  • (v) Abraham Diss
  • Theft
  • Fordham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ann Thurlow
  • (v) William Thurlow
  • Burglary
  • Fordham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Johnson 28 farm labourer
  • (v) Robert Knight
  • Theft
  • Fordham
  • 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) Thomas Johnson 28 farm labourer
  • (v) Solomon Johnson, Susannah Johnson
  • Murder
  • Fordham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1875 Q/SMc 10, page 165 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Perry 28 gardener
  • (v) Sarah Cant
  • GBH
  • Fordham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1875 Q/SMc 10, page 167 Essex Record Office

Back to History of Fordham

my ancestors logo

My Ancestors.

Are your ancestors from Fordham? Why not tell us their story: My Fordham Ancestors.

Find your Ancestors in the Newspapers

newspaper
Essex Standard Newspaper

Newspaper archives are now a very important source of information for researching your family tree.

Try our example search to help you discover if your ancestors are in the British Newspaper Archive.

Help me find my ancestors

map
Fordham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

map
Fordham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence BY-SA-4.0

Looking for an unusual Christmas Present?

Why not buy a DNA kit for a family member?

Let them discover the story of their ancestors.

The kit is delivered to their door. Now discounted to £63 on Ancestry

Learn more at Ancestry DNA.

Looking for pictures to add to your family tree album?

Southminster

Ebay is a good source of old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex Postcards. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box.