History of Witham
High Street, Witham, c.1965
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
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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)
- 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.
- (d) Mary Ann Turner 24 domestic servant
- (v) Walter Shead
- False Pretences
- Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1874 Q/SMc 10, pages 130 and 131Essex Record Office
- (d) Edward Hawkes 22 bricklayer's labourer, Robert Cooper 22 fish hawker
- (v) James Huckle
- Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1875 Q/SMc 10, page 163 Essex Record Office
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Witham - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Witham - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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