History of Thaxted

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Thaxted 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.

  • Case
  • (d) Charles Coote, jun.
  • (v) Thomas Wright
  • Theft
  • Thaxted
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 23 July 1825
  • Case
  • (d) Alfred Barrett carpenter
  • Egg poaching
  • Thaxted
  • Dunmow Petty Sessions
  • Reynolds Newspaper 8 June 1890
  • Case
  • (d) John Ackers 40 labourer, Edward Ricketts alias Markwell 29 labourer
  • (v) John Grout snr.
  • Theft
  • Thaxted
  • 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 Heard 18 labourer
  • (v) William Barker police constable
  • Grievous bodily harm
  • Thaxted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Merritt 26 stone mason
  • (v) Mary Ann Cole, John Wiiliam Cole, Joshua George Cole
  • Fraud
  • Thaxted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1866 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Augustus Rolfe
  • (v) Ellen Thake
  • Rape
  • Thaxted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Edmund Townsend 27 farm labourer
  • (v) Daniel Chaffer
  • Theft
  • Thaxted
  • 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 Austin alias John Smith 53 farm labourer
  • (v) James Hockley
  • Theft
  • Thaxted
  • 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 Uriah Hills 42 bricklayer
  • (v) Samuel Lane
  • Theft
  • Thaxted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Susan Barker 21 domestic servant
  • Concealing birth
  • Thaxted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 50 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Wright 48 carpenter, Benjamin Barratt
  • (v) John Thomas, Joshua George Cole
  • Theft
  • Thaxted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 113 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Uriah Hills 49 farm labourer
  • (v) William Ambrose
  • Theft
  • Thaxted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 123 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Cyrus Stone 39 draper
  • (v) Frances Mary Rolfe 9, Rosetta Harriet Woodrow 11
  • Indecency with a child
  • Thaxted
  • 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) Charles Barrack
  • (v) Arthur William Perry
  • Theft
  • Thaxted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1875 Q/SMc 10, page 157 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Hugh Kennedy 16 sailor
  • (v) Walter Gray
  • Burglary
  • Thaxted
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1875 Q/SMc 10, page 162 Essex Record Office

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