History of Great Bromley

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Great Bromley 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) William Clary 22 sawyer
  • (v) John Pilgrim farmer
  • (w) John Marshall labourer and Thomas Osborne labourer
  • Burglary
  • Great Bromley and Elmstead
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 15 December 1855
  • Case
  • (d) John Thornton 23 labourer
  • (v) Alfred Bloyce
  • (w) Thomas Percy Taylor surgeon
  • Assault
  • Great Bromley
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 2 July 1881
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Murrells drover, William Gaskin gipsy hawker, and Caleb Farran drover
  • (v) Thomas Cole butcher
  • (w)
  • Burglary
  • Great Bromley
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 18 January 1881
  • Case
  • (d) John Cracknell 28 labourer and Henry Sergeant 33 labourer
  • (v) Nathaniel Wendon farmer and jobber
  • Theft
  • Great Bromley
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 13 April 1833
  • Case
  • (d) George Kennedy 37 pig dealer
  • (v) John Dawson
  • False pretences
  • Great Bromley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) David Wale alias Wale 33 dealer
  • (v) John Dawson
  • False pretences
  • Great Bromley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Daniel Legget 53 labourer
  • Theft
  • Great Bromley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Smith 22 horse dealer
  • (v) Arthur Knowling
  • Fraud
  • Great Bromley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Sparrow 10 labourer
  • (v) George Wenden
  • Arson
  • Great Bromley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John West 43 labourer
  • (v) George Wenden
  • Fraud
  • Great Bromley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 48 and page 50Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ellen Kittel
  • (v) Elizabeth Kittel
  • Murder of former wife of present husband
  • Great Bromley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 81 Essex Record Office

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