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Halstead 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 Cook
  • (v) Josiah Sharp
  • False Pretences
  • Halstead
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 5 August 1887
  • Case
  • (d) John Gould 45 farmer, John Bryant 23 labourer, Edward Edwards 24 labourer, Abraham Rayner and William Goodey 40 bricklayer
  • (v) Thomas Coe
  • Burglary
  • Halstead
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 29 July 1848
  • Case
  • (d) Abraham Rayner weaver and labourer
  • (v) George De Horne Vaizey farmer
  • (w) Edward Byford labourer, Dinah Amos, Richard Hedingham and Thomas Fletcher weaver
  • Arson
  • Halstead
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 17 February 1838
  • Case
  • (d) William Woolmer alias Walter Beetle 23 labourer
  • (v) David Downs
  • (w) George West (a boy)
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 4 January 1879
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Gooday
  • (v) John Johnson
  • Assault
  • Halstead
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 13 July 1833
  • Case
  • (d) William Saxby 9
  • (v) John Kempson
  • Arson
  • Ramsey
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 20 July 1844
  • Case
  • (d) William Warwick
  • (v) Sarah Elizabeth Succamore 6
  • Assault
  • Halstead
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 4 March 1837
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Wilkin 17 labourer and Harry Constable 17 hawker
  • (v) Charles Dakin Green
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 23 February 1888
  • Case
  • (d) Maria Hawley 18 servant
  • Murder
  • Halstead
  • Halstead Petty Sessions
  • Liverpool Mercury 16 October 1880
  • Case
  • (d) Lazarus Hempstead 49 weaver
  • (v) Ann Hempstead
  • Murder
  • Halstead
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 10 March 1855 and Annual Register on Google Books
  • Case
  • (d) Issac Dent, George Howard, Alfred Bragg and George Wicker
  • (w) John Stribling
  • Theft
  • Halsted
  • Halsted Petty Sessions
  • Newcastle Courant 4 January 1867
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Rayner
  • Unlawfully possessing two rabbits
  • Halstead
  • Halstead Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 14 March 1888
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Wilkin and Harry Constable labourers
  • (v) Gabriel Daking Green butcher
  • (w) William Wicker butcher
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Halstead Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 1 February 1888
  • Case
  • (d) William Green, alias Ellis, labourer; Emma Kemp
  • (v) John Scott, pawnbroker
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Halstead Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 6 January 1888
  • Case
  • (d) William Parmenter 12 errand boy, Charles Argent 19 labourer, and Frederick Finch 15 weaver
  • (v) Henry Sutton
  • Theft and handling stolen goods
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ambrose Golding 29 railway porter
  • (v) Colne Valley and Halstead Railway Company
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Rayner 43 labourer
  • (v) Eliza Rayner and Hannah Rayner
  • Neglecting to provide for children
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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