History of Great Dunmow

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Great Dunmow Court Cases

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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 Wilson 17 labourer
  • (v) Solomon Young
  • Arson
  • Great Dumow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 8 December 1856
  • Case
  • (d) John Turner
  • (v) William Pavelin
  • Robbery
  • Dunmow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 21 July 1855
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Jones alias Lowe alias Lawrence
  • (v) Jane Clapton
  • (w) Mary Ann Robertson
  • Burglary
  • Great Dunmow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Morning Chronicle 11 December 1824
  • Case
  • (d) John Atkins 22 labourer
  • (v) Charles Kirkham
  • Arson
  • Great Dunmow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 17 July 1847
  • Case
  • (d) George Hobbs and Thomas Linton
  • (v) John Fuller
  • Theft
  • Great Dunmow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 12 March 1825
  • Case
  • (d) Ross Roster Scott 31
  • (v) James Reed boot maker
  • Theft
  • Great Dunmow
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 5 January 1888
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Drake 23 policeman
  • (v) Francis Cates
  • Arson
  • Great Dunmow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 21 July 1849
  • Case
  • (d) John Ackers and James Eldred
  • (v) John Barnard
  • Theft
  • Great Dunmow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 24 March 1827
  • Case
  • (d)John Haynes 30
  • (v)Mary Ann Clayden
  • Attempted Murder
  • Great Dunmow
  • Dunmow Petty Sessions
  • Leeds Mercury 25 July 1877
  • Case
  • (d) William Bass 19 labourer
  • (v) James Doe
  • Theft
  • Great Dunmow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ellen Franklin 11, William Franklin 36 labourer
  • (v) Sarah Squirrell
  • Theft and receiving
  • Great Dunmow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ephraim Lodge 16 labourer, Joseph Cornell 20 labourer
  • (v) John James Britton
  • Burglary
  • Great Dunmow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Eagle 24 labourer
  • (v) James Barnard
  • Murder
  • Great Dunmow
  • Ipswich Journal 15 March 1862
    Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Eliza Letchfield
  • (v) Thomas Welch
  • Theft
  • Great Dunmow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Abbott 63 marine store dealer, Emma Sharp 11
  • (v) Hannah Smith
  • Theft
  • Great Dunmow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Philip Fossett 30 sweep
  • (v) Mary Linsdale
  • Theft
  • Great Dunmow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Frances Tredgett wife of Samuel Tredgett
  • Concealing birth
  • Great Dunmow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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