History of Great Coggeshall

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Great Coggeshall 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.

  • Case
  • (d) Anthony Patten, sen, farmer
  • (v) Charles Skingley
  • Theft
  • Chappel and Coggeshall
  • Colchester Magistrates Court
  • Ipswich Journal 14 October 1848
  • Case
  • (d) John Colman and Henry Kitchen
  • Theft
  • Great Coggeshall
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 11 March 1826
  • Case
  • (d) John Ardley
  • (v) Francis Ruffle
  • (w) Hannah Ruffle, Nathaniel Prior constable. Maria Everett, Hannah Marshall, and Thomas Quilter farmer
  • Burglary
  • Great Coggeshall and Earls Colne
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 20 December 1828
  • Case
  • (d) James Collins
  • (v) Hannah Wiseman
  • Assault
  • Great Coggeshall
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 4 March 1837
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Belsham 23 labourer and Job Belsham 17 labourer
  • (v) Francis Fellows
  • Assault
  • Little Coggesgall
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 21 March 1835
  • Case
  • (d)William Everett and Alfred Allen
  • Failing to send child to school
  • Great Coggeshall
  • Witham Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal, 9 May 1888
  • Case
  • (d) Alfred Wright 33 labourer
  • (v) John Kemp King
  • Theft
  • Great Coggeshall
  • 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 Spurgeon 54 shoemaker
  • (v) William Gentry Dennis
  • Theft
  • Great Coggeshall
  • 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 Spurgeon jnr., 31 weaver
  • (v) William Bryan
  • Theft
  • Great Coggeshall
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Cowall alias Cowlin 32 labourer
  • (v) Sampson Davis
  • Theft
  • Great Copggeshall
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Smith
  • (v) Alice Evans
  • Indecent assault
  • Great Coggeshall
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Hammond 30 bricklayer
  • (v) Henry Coe
  • Theft
  • Great Coggeshall
  • 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 Nichols 33 weaver
  • (v) William Gentry Dennis
  • Killing a sheep
  • Great Coggeshall
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jonah Beckwith 42 labourer, Caroline Dench 40
  • (v) Arthur Dursell
  • Theft
  • Great Coggeshall
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Arthur King 32 brickmaker
  • (v) Thomas Luckin
  • Assaulting a constable
  • Great Coggeshall
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Kitson 31 labourer, Alfred Kitson 34 labourer
  • (v) Matthias Alfred Gardiner
  • Theft
  • Great Coggeshall
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 32 Essex Record Office

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