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) William Hutson 19 labourer, William Talbridge 18 labourer, William Brown 18 labourer
  • (v) William Mann
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • 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 Balls 21 porter and groom
  • (v) John Gardner
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1864 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Joslyn 36 beer-shop keeper
  • (v) John Corder
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • 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 Hurrell 40 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Hurrell
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Garrett 33 engine driver
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) James King 45 labourer
  • (v) Witham Gas Company
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Reuben Bickmore 24 labourer, Joseph Perry 56 greengrocer
  • (v) John Savill
  • Theft and receiving
  • Witham
  • 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 Brewer 49 labourer
  • Perjury
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Ottley 47 farm labourer, Robert Woodwards 35 railway labourer
  • (v) Selina Eliza, Emily Mary Crump
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Robert Claydon 38 labourer
  • (v) Samuel Barber, master of the workhouse
  • Wounding
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1868 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Arthur Walter Scott 20 railway porter
  • (v) Great Eastern Railway Company
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) William Robertson 24 ostler
  • (v) Charles Brown
  • Fraud
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Francis Woodard alias Thomas Benjamin King alias Henry Fox 37 coach trimmer
  • (v) Louisa Pettitt, Caroline
  • Bigamy
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Richard Sutton Cheek
  • (v) Robert Smith
  • Publishing defamatory document
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 8 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Courtman 37 farm labourer
  • (v) Samuel George Savill, William guiman
  • Theft
  • Witham, Hatfield Peverel
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 21 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Osborn alias Ward 28 wheelwright
  • (v) Arthur Lowell
  • Theft
  • Witham
  • 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) Mary Ann Turner 23 domestic servant
  • (v) William Jamison Butler, Levi Turner
  • False pretences
  • Witham
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1873 Q/SMc 10, page 95 Essex Record Office

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