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Rochford 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) James Wilmore 17
  • (v) John Terry labourer
  • Murder
  • Rochford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 17 July 1847
  • Case
  • (d) Alfred Hazell 17
  • (v) Emma Hunt 38
  • (w) Sarah Chapman and Eliza Ann Bishop
  • Murder
  • Rochford
  • Rochford Petty Sessions
  • Birmingham Daily Post 27 May 1893 and Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Journal 3 June 1893
  • Case
  • (d) Sarah Sykes 70 sweetmeat seller
  • (w) John Sykes
  • Lord's Day Act Offence
  • Rochford
  • Daily News 1 April 1884
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Maguire
  • (v) Mrs Bredin
  • (w) Rev. Andrew Bredin
  • Attempted Murder
  • Rochford
  • Southend Petty Sessions
  • Northern Echo 22 September 1892
  • Case
  • (d) John Lincoln 27 labourer
  • (v) John Chapman
  • Theft
  • Rochford
  • 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 Hazeldon 54 labourer
  • Perjury
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas White 23 labourer, John Clark 22 labourer
  • (v) Rochford Union Worhouse
  • Damaging windows
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Ross 19 grocer's shopman
  • (v) William Bishop
  • Forgery
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Abrey
  • (v) Walter Stock
  • Theft
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas McCarthy alias Thomas Spinks 28 tailor
  • (v) William Winkworth Willson
  • Rochford
  • Robbery
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Daniel Beard 16 butcher
  • (v) Edwin Platts
  • Theft
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Davis alias John Brown 44 labourer
  • (v) William Perkins
  • Theft
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Abrey 15 labourer, William Perry 22 labourer
  • (v) William Taylor
  • Arson
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Woods 25 steam ploughman
  • (v) Herbert Bush
  • Manslaughter
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 20 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Alice Frost 17 labourer
  • (v) William Bishop
  • Theft
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 54 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Robert Bollock 27 baker and grocer
  • (v) William Burrows
  • False court papers
  • Rochford
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 63 Essex Record Office

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