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Lawford Court Cases

Part 1. Continues Part 2

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 source.

  • Case
  • (d) William Hammond
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 22 December 1860
  • Case
  • (d)Edward Rolfe 35 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Nunn
  • Arson
  • Lawford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 21 July 1855
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Howard 17
  • (v) George Thomas Radler
  • Arson
  • Lawford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 21 July 1855
  • Case
  • (d) William Winney and James Bird
  • (v) Robert Sizer
  • Theft
  • Lawford, Wix and Great Oakley
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 12 March 1825
  • Case
  • (d) David Steward and James Jocelyn
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 12 March 1825
  • Case
  • (d) John Roberts 22 sailor
  • (v) Rev. William Whitfield
  • (w) Eleanor Whitfield, Henry William Strutt, Aaron Purkiss groom, Rachael Hawes, Sophia Emmerson, Charles Everett
  • Burglary
  • Lawford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 18 March 1843
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Parker, labourer
  • (w) James Fostrick, church clerk
  • Disturbing church congregation
  • Lawford
  • Mistley Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 26 August 1887
  • Case
  • (d) Solomon Howe, labourer; William Canham, labourer
  • (v) Henry Leeks, beerhouse keeper
  • Assault
  • Ardleigh and Lawford
  • Mistley Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 26 August 1887
  • Case
  • (d) William Hammond 48 railway porter
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • 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 Bird 30 labourer
  • (v) Samuel Johnson, Carrington Nunn
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Howard 33 labourer
  • (v) Edward Howe
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Israel John Leet alias Thorpe Leet 24 labourer
  • (v) George Thomnas Sadler
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Howard 14 labourer
  • (v) Thomas William Nunn
  • Arson
  • Lawford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Webb 38 labourer
  • (v) James May
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Jowers
  • (v) John Howard Tovell
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 3 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Viall alias George Cauch Viall 55 truck maker, Isaac Green 55 sawyer
  • (v) Francis Morgan Nichols
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 17 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Naylor 28 railway porter
  • (v) Great Eastern Railway
  • Theft
  • Lawford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 134 Essex Record Office

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