History of Halstead

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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) William Argent 30 labourer, Henry Argent, James Crabb farmer
  • (v) William Robinson police office
  • Assault and refusing to aid a police officer
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Frederick Goodey
  • (v) Gabriel Daking Green
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • 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 Chaplin 16 printer
  • (v) Alfred Carter
  • Embezzlement
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Goshawk 21 carpenter
  • (v) John Blomfield, Joseph Blomfield
  • Arson
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Goshawk 21 carpenter
  • (v) John Blomfield, Joseph Blomfield
  • Arson
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Smith 20 labourer, Alfred Newby 16 labourer
  • (v) Gabriel Daking Green
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Emma Howard alias Pudney 23 silk weaver
  • (v) George Howard alias Pudney
  • Murder
  • Halstead
  • 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 Turner 38 commercial traveller
  • (v) Sarah Deeks
  • Indecent assault
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Hale 15 labourer
  • (v) Sarah Mary Jane Butcher
  • (w) William Knight
  • Theft
  • Halstead, Colne Engaine
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jane Coe 22 domestic servant
  • (v) Charles Crisp
  • Fraud
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Shelley 27 labourer
  • (v) Robert Ellington Greenwood
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Alfred Staines alias Thomas Staines alias Thomas Gordon Stock 57 gardener
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Twose 54 master of Union House, Thomas King 43 maltster
  • (v) Halstead Union Workhouse
  • Theft and receiving
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Laver 44 labourer
  • (v) Simon Smee
  • Fraud
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Josselyn 22 labourer
  • (v) Stephen Ardley Bridge
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Isaac Dent 23 harness maker, George Howard 27 bricklayer, George Wicker 29 labourer, Alfred Bragg 31 shoemaker
  • (v) London and County Banking Company
  • Theft £200
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Shelley 26 labourer, Alfred Rayner 24 labourer, John Dasham 23 bricklayer
  • (v) Thomas Ray
  • Theft
  • Halstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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