History of Leigh on Sea

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Leigh-on-Sea, c.1955
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Leigh on Sea 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) Frederick Murrell 11
  • (v) William Murrell
  • Murder
  • Leigh
  • Southend Petty Sessions
  • Birmingham Daily Post 21 January 1886
  • Case
  • (d) John Wigner publican
  • (w) Rev. R. Eden
  • Permitting gambling
  • Leigh on Sea
  • Rochford Petty Sessions
  • The Era 21 March 1841
  • Case
  • George Harvey fisherman 37
  • daughter
  • Assault
  • Leigh on Sea
  • Essex Assizes
  • Illustrated Police News 5 August 1893
  • Case
  • (d) James Wicks 23 engineer and Theodore Wicks 25 silk dresser
  • (v) Alfred Sturgeon and David Montague
  • Theft
  • Grays Thurrock and Leigh
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Jessop 21 sailor
  • (v) Charles White
  • Theft
  • Leigh
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Lacell
  • (v) Daniel Robert Scratton
  • Theft
  • Leigh
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Parish 29 hurdle maker
  • (v) Jacob Pack, Joseph Bentall, Thomas Woollings
  • Theft
  • Hawkwell, Leigh, Hadleigh
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 34 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Simons 33 farm labourer
  • (v) John Joseph Baker
  • Theft
  • Leigh
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 75 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Bushby 36 postmaster
  • Embezzlement
  • Leigh
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 127 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Lucas 17 bargeman, Arthur Bennett 17 bargeman, William Cobb 16 farm labourer
  • (v) John Little, Francis Young
  • Theft
  • Leigh
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1875 Q/SMc 10, page 151 Essex Record Office

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