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Great Waltham 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) Thomas Wakeling 60
  • (v) Thomas Poole farmer
  • Threats to arson
  • Great Waltham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Morning Chronicle 12 December 1823
  • Case
  • (d) John Gowers
  • (v) Frederick Olive
  • Murder
  • Great Waltham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 18 March 1843
  • Case
  • (d) Martha Prior 37 labourer's wife
  • (v) Her infant
  • Murder
  • Great Waltham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 18 March 1848
  • Case
  • (d) James Gowers
  • (w) Walter Clark
  • Assault
  • Great Waltham
  • Chelmsford Petty Sessions
  • Daily News 9 September 1882
  • Case
  • (d) John Terry labourer, Mosiah Mead labourer, Samuel Mead labourer, and John Tilley labourer
  • Breach of Poor Law
  • Great Waltham
  • Chelmsford Petty Sessions
  • Jackson's Oxford Journal 30 May 1829
  • Case
  • (d) William Day 60 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Monk
  • Theft
  • Great Waltham
  • 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 Moore 29 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Buck and Joseph Sheldrake
  • Theft
  • Writtle and Great Waltham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Rank 32 labourer
  • (v) Charles Hawkes
  • Theft
  • Great Waltham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Boltwood 27 painter, John Henry Rolfe 32 marine store dealer
  • (v) Thomas Speakman
  • Theft
  • Great Waltham
  • 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 Hance 45 butcher
  • (v) William Lucking
  • Embezzlement
  • Great Waltham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Prior 34 whitesmith
  • (v) Bejamin Simon Snow
  • Receiving
  • Great Waltham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Sams 33 farm labourer
  • (v) Alfred Skill
  • Theft
  • Great Waltham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Michael William Cosgrove alias Coslow 34 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Boultwood
  • Theft
  • Great Waltham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Saffell 19 blacksmith
  • (v) Thomas Burr
  • Theft
  • Great Waltham
  • 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 Winter 36 painter
  • (v) Elizabeth Mead
  • Burglary
  • Great Waltham
  • 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) James Finch 20 labourer
  • (v) John Fulcher, John Milbank
  • Theft
  • Great Waltham, Pleshey
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 31 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Turner 42 labourer
  • (v) Eliza Eve
  • Attempted rape
  • Great Waltham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 131 Essex Record Office

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