History of Great Oakley

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Great Oakley 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 Shepherd 23 labourer
  • (v)David Taylor
  • Theft
  • Great Oakley
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 8 December 1856
  • Case
  • (d) William Winney and James Bird
  • (v) Robert Sizer
  • (w)
  • Theft
  • Lawford, Wix and Great Oakley
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 12 March 1825
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Ward labourer
  • (v) Thomas Latham Moss farmer
  • Theft
  • Beaumont and Great Oakley
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 12 March 1825
  • Case
  • (d) George James Bradford 18 shoemaker
  • (v) Benjamin Salmon
  • Theft
  • Great Oakley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Smith alias John Sealey 46 watch maker
  • (v) William James, William Mills
  • Fraud
  • Great Oakley and Wix
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Isaac Preston 33 sailor, John Mitchell 22 sailor
  • (v) Robert Taylor
  • Theft and Assault
  • Great Oakley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Noah Must 48 butcher's man
  • (v) George Jonathan Biggs
  • Embezzlement
  • Great Oakley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Keeble 32 carrier, Philip Guymer 68 farm labourer
  • (v) Maria Bull
  • Theft
  • Great Oakley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Osborne alias Witney 50 tinker
  • (v) Maurice Constable, George Jonathan Biggs
  • Theft
  • Wix, Great Oakley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 12 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Alfred Ling 17 farm labourer
  • (v) Alice Cole
  • Indecent assault
  • Great Oakley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 113 Essex Record Office

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