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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) Gustavus Smith alias Joseph Clarke 22 dealer, Walter Smith 43 grinder
  • (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
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Bullard 19 baker
  • (v) Jonathan Brewster
  • Embezzlement
  • 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) Henry Moyse 50 labourer
  • (v) Oliver John Williams, counting house owner
  • Burglary
  • Harwich
  • 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 Wheeldon 25 soldier 98th Foot
  • (v) Daniel Bingham
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • 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 Girling alias Garland
  • (v) John Taylor
  • Fraud
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Moutle alias Moutell
  • (v) Mary Buck
  • Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Moyse 59 carman
  • (v) James Theobold
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Harry Double 20 railway labourer, James Moseley 20 railway labourer
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • 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 Durrant 23 custom house office, Thomas Ennels butcher
  • (v) John Guy
  • Refusing to aid a constable
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Hudson 33 carter, Thomas Harvey 53 carter
  • (v) Great Eastern Railway Company
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Mark Rowland 24 fisherman, John Miller 29 fisherman
  • (v) Thomas Stephenson
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Garrard
  • (v) William Haylett
  • Fraud
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Grainger 33 bricklayer
  • (v) Great Eastern Railway
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Philo 57 shipwright
  • Attempted suicide
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jane Clarke wife of William Clarke 48
  • (v) William Clarke
  • Assault
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jesse Lord, Charles Howard, George Miller 36 interpreter
  • (v) John Fredericks
  • Fraud
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Richard Gant 19 labourer
  • (v) Henry John Carter
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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