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Great Leighs 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) James Dines 28 labourer
  • (v) James Bowtell
  • Theft
  • Great Leighs
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Digby 11 labourer
  • (v) Henry Smith
  • Arson
  • Great Leighs
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Isaac Ward 30 labourer
  • (v) James Andrews
  • Wounding
  • Great Leighs
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Brown 23 chair sawyer, Henry Downing 32 carpenter
  • (v) Mary Owers, William Holland
  • Burglary
  • Great Leighs
  • 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 Brown alias Joseph Abbot 40 labourer
  • (v) George Holland, George Stubbings
  • Theft
  • Great Leighs, Broomfield
  • 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 Collins 21 farm labourer
  • (v) Ann Francis
  • Attempted murder
  • Great Leighs
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ebenezer Turp 19 farm labourer, William Turp 20 farm labourer
  • (v) James Digby, George Wallace, George White, James Carlick
  • Burglary, Theft
  • Great Leighs, Fairstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 8 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Smith 49 shoemaker
  • (v) Samuel Digby
  • Handling stolen goods
  • Great Leighs
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 58 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Marshall 47 labourer
  • (v) Richard Arnold
  • Theft
  • Great Leighs
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 75 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Reuben Ruffell 17 farm labourer
  • (v) Charles Willis
  • Greivous Bodily Harm
  • Great Leighs
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 118 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ellen Wells 23 domestic servant
  • Murder of her child
  • Great Leighs
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 136 Essex Record Office

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Great Leighs - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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