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Southminster 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) Thomas Scudder publican
  • (v) Thomas Newman
  • Theft
  • Southminster
  • Essex Adjourned Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 23 May 1846
  • Case
  • (d) Mary Ann Thew and William Riches dealer
  • (v) George Thew
  • Adultery
  • Essex Assizes
  • Morning Chronicle 10 December 1825
  • Case
  • (d) Elizabeth Belcham 22
  • Murder
  • Southminster
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 20 July 1844
  • Case
  • (d) William Gibbons, deputy sexton
  • Unlawful exhumation
  • Southminster
  • Lachingdon Petty Sessions
  • Llloyd's Weekly Newspaper 31 October 1897
  • Case
  • (d) John Grimwood 16 labourer
  • (v) George Attenborough
  • Arson
  • Southminster
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Blow alias Benjamin Hatton 21 rag and bone collector
  • (v) William Groom
  • Theft
  • Southminster
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Maurice O'Connell 25 soldier R.A. and labourer
  • (v) Adelaide Whatnell
  • Rape
  • Southminster
  • 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 Offord 24 carpenter
  • (v) James Robinson, William Page, William Eley
  • Theft
  • Southminster
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Alfred Thomas Gordon 30 musician
  • (v) Frederick Wade
  • Theft
  • Southminster
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Smith 19 farm labourer
  • (v) Eliza Long
  • Rape
  • Southminster
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 117 Essex Record Office

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