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Harwich 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.

  • Case
  • (d) Henry Moyse 50 labourer
  • (v) O.J. Williams
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 16 April 1864
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Williams servant
  • (v) Mrs. Cox
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 19 October 1872
  • Case
  • (d) Hannah Boyce
  • (v) Alfred Seamans
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Essex Adjourned Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 23 May 1846
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Brown 21 labourer
  • (v) John Bird
  • Burglary
  • Harwich
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 28 July 1866
  • Case
  • (d) Lydia Rackham and James Rackham
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 19 February 1848
  • Case
  • (d) John Mills 61 fisherman
  • (v) George Hines
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 4 January 1879
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Clover 36 labourer
  • (v) James Barker
  • (w) William Carrington, Richard James Smith, John Butcher and William Reeve
  • Theft
  • Ramsey and Harwich
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 8 January 1848
  • Case
  • (d) Felix Reynolds soldier, Timothy Quilligan soldier, Francis Fitzpatrick soldier and John Butcher soldier
  • (v) Mary Totham 18 servant
  • Rape
  • Harwich
  • Essex Assizes
  • The Examiner 16 March 1823
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Cattermole sailor
  • (v) Samuel Robert Groom shipbroker
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Harwich Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 28 January 1893
  • Case
  • (d) Harold Sidney Smith 16
  • (v) Henry William Gould baker, David Gould baker and Harry George Everard tailor
  • Burglary
  • Harwich
  • Harwich Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 28 January 1893
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Allen soldier
  • (v) Emily Scarlett under 13
  • Indecent Assault
  • Harwich
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 2 July 1881
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Rice
  • (v) Ada Pitt
  • Indecent assault
  • Harwich
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 20 May 1882
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Siston marine store dealer and Thomas Denney marine store dealer
  • (w) William Cuthbert, Samuel Whiting, David Rosa fisherman, and John Forster porter
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 5 March 1853
  • Case
  • (d) Peter Chisnall 41 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Ennels
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Franklin 54 fisherman
  • (v) John Thomas Morgan
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Gaw 25 seaman on HMS Pembroke
  • (v) Anne Payne Chisnall
  • Bigamy
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Maria Ling 20 housemaid
  • (v) John Turner
  • Fraud
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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