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Springfield Court Cases

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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 Raven 35 letter carrier
  • (v) Post Office
  • Theft of letters
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Edwards 19 labourer
  • (v) Samuel Blyth
  • Theft
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Alice Ford 21 needlewoman
  • (v) Joseph Wisbey
  • Theft
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Moore 20 labourer
  • (v) John Marriage and Frederick Marriage
  • Arson
  • Springfield
  • 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 Candler 25 labourer, James Brand 31 labourer, Frederick Taylor 24 hawker
  • (v) Mark Beauchamp Peacock
  • Theft
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Abraham Cass 33 carpenter
  • (v) William Ward, workshop owner
  • Arson
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Charles Wade 17 farm labourer
  • (v) Charles Davis
  • Arson
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Mary Ann Clark alias King 33 wife of John
  • (v) Rev. William Wright
  • Fraud
  • Springfield
  • 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 Sawyer 31 labourer
  • (v) Ellen Everitt
  • Attempted rape
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Hawkes 30 miller
  • (v) Joseph Smith and James Christy Smith
  • Theft
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Betson alias Henry Johnson 35 basket maker
  • (v) Frederick Mann
  • Theft
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Hammond 55 farm labourer
  • (v) John Archer, Joseph Ramsey, William Johnson, Henry Wilsher, Arthur Patient
  • Theft
  • Springfield
  • 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 Bedford 25 shoemaker, Alexander Saltmarsh 21 drover
  • (v) Henry Hicks
  • Theft
  • Springfield
  • 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 Everett 18 labourer
  • (v) Sanuel Searles
  • Actual bodily harm
  • Springfield
  • 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 Cole 39 farm labourer
  • (v) George Knock
  • Robbery
  • Springfield
  • 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) William George Stevens 31 labourer
  • (v) Sarah Ann Stevens
  • Grievous bodily harm
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 48 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Clarke
  • (v) Esther Emberson
  • Indecent assault
  • Springfield
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 56 Essex Record Office

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