History of Great Sampford

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Great Sampford 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 Prior 15 scullery-boy
  • (v) Peter Portway
  • Arson
  • Great Sampford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 15 December 1855
  • Case
  • (d) William Lindsell 48 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Gouldstone
  • Theft
  • Great Sampford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Caton 23 labourer
  • Unnatural offence
  • Great Sampford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Church 13 tailor
  • (v) Philip Byford
  • Fraud
  • Great Sampford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Wright, James Willison
  • (v) Arthur Richardson
  • Theft
  • Great Stampford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 11 and 15Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Willison 27 groom
  • (v) Arthur Richardsone
  • Theft
  • Great Sampford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 17 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Arthur Richardson
  • (v) George Willis
  • Libel
  • Great Sampford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 81 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Cockshead alias Cockshade 56 farm labourer
  • (v) Abner Mynott
  • Theft
  • Great Sampford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 101 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Gilby 12 schoolboy
  • (v) Peter Portway
  • Arson
  • Great Sampford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1875 Q/SMc 10, page 165 Essex Record Office

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