History of Great Bentley

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Great Bentley 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) George Willoughby, Samuel Smith and John Shepherd
  • (w) Isaac Wright parish clerk, Joseph Olive labourer, James White labourer, Joseph Dixon, James Majoram labourer, James Norman publican, Samuel Read carpenter, John Bacon carpenter, Frederick Burgess and John Thompson
  • Sacrilege
  • Great Bentley and St Osyth
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 27 March 1830
  • Case
  • (d) Eliza Dynes
  • (v) her daughter
  • (w) Harriett Pryor
  • Attempted Murder
  • Great Bentley
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 5 March 1853
  • Case
  • (d) Ellen Nora Chamberlain 46
  • (v) Thomas Charles Jolly
  • Theft
  • Great Bentley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Casey alias Kersey 39 dealer
  • (v) Peter Thompson and James Page
  • False pretences
  • Great Bentley and Great Clacton
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Francis King alias George Smith 28 brazier
  • (v) Robert Bloom, William King, George King
  • Burgalry and theft
  • Weeley, Great Bentley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Christopher Wagg 25 shoemaker
  • (v) James Thurston
  • Burglary
  • Great Bentley
  • 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 Taylor 54 hay binder, George Bardell 26 carman, Samuel Partridge 26 hay cutter, Edgar Chapman 45 carman
  • (v) William Delf
  • Theft
  • Great Bentley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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