History of Saffron Walden

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Saffron Walden 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 aacjive reference.

  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Pettit
  • (v) William Campling
  • Murder
  • Saffron Walden
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 16 March 1850
  • Case
  • (d) George King 18 labourer
  • (v) Joseph Hills
  • Assault and theft
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Cox 34 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Wright
  • Attempted murder
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Sell 25 labourer
  • (v) Lord Braybrook
  • Poaching
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Cox 23 labourer
  • (v) Lord Braybroke
  • Poaching
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Lagden
  • (v) Lord Braybrooke
  • Theft
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Robson 39 general dealer
  • Uttering counterfeit coin
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Dickason 32 dealer
  • Forgery
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ann Hurry 27 and Jane Bradford 30
  • (v) Joseph John Robson
  • Blackmail
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 70 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William John Willmott 23 draper's assistant
  • Forgery
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 118 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Andrews 33 farm labourer
  • (v) Great Eastern Railway
  • Theft
  • Saffron Walden
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 141 Essex Record Office

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