History of West Bergholt

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History of West Bergholt >> West Bergholt Court Cases

West Bergholt 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) George Carter 20 labourer, George Walker 17 labourer and George Frost 17 labourer
  • (v) Harriet Worth
  • (w) Joseph Cant
  • Assault
  • West Bergholt
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 11 March 1854
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Woodward 26 labourer
  • Arson
  • West Bergholt
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 22 July 1843
  • Case
  • (d) George Risby 43 labourer
  • (v) John Spooner
  • Murder
  • West Bergholt
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 21 March 1835
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Prior
  • (v) John Mellonie
  • Theft
  • West Bergholt
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 20 May 1882
  • Case
  • (d) William Springate 25 miller
  • (v) Samuel Kettle
  • (w) Sarah Kettle, William Stiff innkeeper,John Marshall bricklayer, and Daniel Clayden labourer
  • Theft
  • West Bergholt
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 5 March 1853
  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Scott 60 labourer
  • (v) Robert Bradbrook
  • Theft
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Worth 35
  • (v) William Howard
  • Theft
  • West Berholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Naylor 18 labourer
  • (v) William Smith and John Barber
  • Theft
  • Bocking and West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Cant alias George Childs 36 fish hawker
  • (v) Thomas Bradwell and William Bradwell
  • Theft
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Richard Allston 25 brickmaker, Cornelius Allston 27 brickmaker, Philip Tracy 16 miller
  • (v) John Thompson Argent
  • Theft and receiving
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Allen Green, Mark Balls, James Berry
  • (v) Joseph Boggis
  • Theft and receiving
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jonathan Claydon 40 labourer
  • (v) Maria Scott
  • Rape
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Cornelius Alston 30 brickmaker
  • (v) Henry Jones
  • Theft
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Cobbold 27 farm labourer
  • (v) Henry Percival Chinery
  • Theft
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 34 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) David Salmon 35 carter
  • (v) Henry Percival Chinnery
  • Theft
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 42 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Long 50 farm labourer, George Long 25 farm labourer
  • (v) James Bennett
  • Assault
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 58 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jonathan Claydon 50 farm labourer
  • (v) Abednego Ratcliff
  • Theft
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 129 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Jonathan Claydon
  • (v) William West
  • Theft
  • West Bergholt
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, page 144 Essex Record Office

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