History of Harwich

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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) Thomas Farrington 47 fisherman
  • (v) John Guy, inspector
  • Wounding
  • 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) James Francis 22 sailor
  • (v) Hezekiah Baker
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 6 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Button 24 labourer, Robert Reeve 25 sailor
  • (v) Robert Whiting
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 6 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Elizabeth Merchant
  • (v) William Smith
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 24 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Thomas 62 mariner
  • (v) James Thomas
  • Grievous bodily harm
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 24 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jane Crane 19 domestic servant
  • (v) Emma Moyes
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 63 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Mills 52 fisherman
  • (v) Great Eastern Railway Company
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 84 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Williams
  • (v) Charlotte Cox
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 85 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Fairweather 33 railway porter, Henry Stagles 18 railway porter, Charles Crissell, John Thorogood 40 railway inspector
  • (v) Great Eastern Railway
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 91 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Crane 51 seaman, Mark Crane 24 fisherman, Henry Hill 49 fisherman
  • (v) William Raven
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 96 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Crane 51 seaman, Mark Crane 24 fisherman, Henry Hill 49 fisherman
  • (v) William Raven
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 101 and 104 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Elizabeth Gardner 47 prostitute
  • (v) John Boulton Brander
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 128 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ruth Brett 24 married woman
  • (v) David Upson
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 129 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Alfred Baggott 36 mariner
  • (v) John Treadkell, William Threadkell
  • Theft
  • Harwich
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 143 Essex Record Office

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