History of Harlow

Harlow © Copyright The Francis Frith Collection 2005. http://www.francisfrith.com
Market Day, Harlow, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.

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Harlow 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) Elizabeth Bliss
  • (v) daughter
  • (w) Robert Bliss
  • Murder
  • Harlow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 9 March 1839
  • Case
  • (d) Martin Challis 19 groom
  • (v) Samuel Porter Matthews
  • Arson
  • Harlow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 9 March 1844
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Baker and David Williams
  • (v) Philadelphia Boultwood
  • Burglary
  • Harlow
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 13 March 1830
  • Case
  • (d) William Evenett 17 labourer and soldier 20th Foot
  • (v) Essex Reformatory School
  • Theft
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Arthur Warren 15 labourer
  • (v) William Dowsett
  • Burglary
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Ayley 23 labourer and John Arnold 54 hawker
  • (v) Charles Barnard
  • Theft and receiving
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Williams alias James Sweeting 50
  • (v) Charles Brown
  • Fraudulent conversion
  • Harlow
  • 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 Chew jnr. 23 baker, Emma Chew alias Emma Brace 22 servant
  • (v) John Chew
  • Receiving
  • Harlow
  • 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 Chew jnr. 23 baker
  • (v) William Richard Scott
  • Theft
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Linsell 40 dealer, James Foster 80 beer shop keeper, Josiah Foster 25 labourer
  • (v) Richard Barnard
  • Theft
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Church 40 farmer
  • (v) Joseph Brown
  • Fraudulent conversion
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Digby 17 reformatory inmate
  • (v) Joseph Chaplin
  • Theft
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Parish 23 labourer
  • (v) Charles Dellar
  • Theft
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Seamore 60 sailor
  • (v) George Button
  • Burglary
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jeremiah Beadle 50 labourer
  • (v) Frederick Colling
  • Robbery
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Baker 20 baker
  • (v) Thomas Glassock
  • Embezzlement
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Izzard 60 labourer
  • (v) Caroline Bass (under 12)
  • Attempted abuse
  • Harlow
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 22 Essex Record Office

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