History of West Mersea

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West Mersea 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) Issac Farrow oyster dredger
  • (v) Stephen Overall
  • Theft
  • West Mersea
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 15 January 1803
  • Case
  • (d) John Carter
  • (v) Bennett Ball
  • Theft
  • West Mersea
  • Essex Assizes
  • Caledonian Mercury 5 August 1802
  • Case
  • (d) Daniel Cook 28 fisherman
  • (v) John French
  • Theft
  • West Mersea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Moss 27 fisherman
  • (v) Robert Grimstone
  • Theft
  • West Mersea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James Seabrook Ellwes alias Ellis 59 coach painter
  • (v) Josiah Clary
  • Theft
  • West Mersea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 39 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Pilcher 26 fisherman, Israel Pilcher 30 fisherman and Peter Dawson 23 fisherman
  • (v) James Hempstead
  • Taking oysters
  • West Mersea
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 69 Essex Record Office

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