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Hempstead Court Cases

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) Sarah Johnson 14 nursery maid
  • (v) William Bacon farmer
  • (w) Harriet Stock servant and Catherine Rumhall servant
  • Arson
  • Hempstead
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 14 December 1844
  • Case
  • (d) Hannah Cole 27 dressmaker and Isaac Foster 23 labourer
  • (v) Samuel Andrews
  • Theft
  • Hempstead
  • 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 Martin 20 sweep
  • (v) William Myhill
  • Theft
  • Hempsted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Susan Bunton
  • (w) Mary Ann Burton
  • Disposing of body
  • Hempstead
  • 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 Cockslade 50 labourer
  • (v) Jacob Coote
  • Burglary
  • Hempstead
  • 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 Willis 16 labourer
  • (v) Pharaoh Belsham
  • Theft
  • Hempstead
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Bye 21 farm labourer
  • (v) George Stock
  • Wounding
  • Hempstead
  • 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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