History of Witham

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Witham Court Cases

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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) George Arrey
  • (v) John Roger Arnold
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 5 August 1816
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Marchant Tomkin surgeon
  • Unlicensed lunatic asylum
  • Witham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 15 March 1862
    Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Mary Ffitch
  • (v) Stephen Ffitch
  • (w) Catherine Thurgood
  • Arson
  • Witham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 13 March 1858
  • Case
  • (d) Jethro Brittain (a boy)
  • Throwing stones at railway engine
  • Witham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 20 July 1861
  • Case
  • (d) Isaac Biggs
  • (v) Mary Hearthen
  • Assault
  • Witham and Langford
  • Essex Assizes
  • Jackson's Oxford Journal 24 March 1821
  • Case
  • (d) Reuben Collins 21 solicitor's writer
  • (v) Hannah Stammers
  • Procuring miscarriage
  • Witham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Liverpool Mercury 17 August 1821
  • Case
  • (d) James Cook 16
  • (v) William Green and Sarah Warren
  • Arson
  • Witham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Newcastle Courant 21 March 1829
  • Case
  • (d) John Saggart post-boy
  • (v) Thomas Spillman
  • (w)
  • Manslaughter
  • Witham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Morning Chronicle 18 March 1809
  • Case
  • (d) George Braziliero Standfast 22 portrait painter
  • (v) Edmund Pink
  • (w) Mary Denise Pink
  • Assault
  • Witham
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 18 July 1846
  • Case
  • (d) Stephen Foster
  • (v) Mary Ann Spaull
  • Civil case - Breach of promise
  • Witham
  • Chelmsford Assizes
  • The Examiner 20 July 1844
  • Case
  • (d) George David Morris 21
  • (v) Rosalie Potter 19
  • (w) Arthur Lee
  • Threatening to murder
  • Witham
  • Witham Petty Sessions
  • Llloyd's Weekly Newspaper 28 September 1879
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Joseph Ashby postmaster
  • (w) William Wright sub-postmaster at Terling, Sophia Gull clerk
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Witham Petty Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 11 July 1888
  • Case
  • (d) John Wakefield 29 labourer
  • (v) Sara Algar and Emma Ward
  • Uttering counterfeit coin
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Savill 28 labourer
  • (v) Richard Sutton Cheek
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • 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 Trew 54 labourer
  • (v) Samuel Barber constable
  • Encouraging assault
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Ramsey 16 labourer, Walter Ridgwell 16 labourer, William Ives 14 labourer, Henry Hughes 18 labourer
  • (v) Robert Partridge
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Thomas Ager 18 labourer, Richard Butler 22 labourer
  • (v) Frederick Hunter
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1862 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John King 52 carpenter
  • (v) Abraham Warriker, John Lambert, David Lambert
  • Theft
  • Boreham, Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Green 28 labourer
  • (v) Joseph Brand
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office

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