History of Wix

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Wix 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) Mary May
  • (v) William Constable aka William Watts
  • Poisoning
  • Wix
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 29 July 1848
  • Case
  • (d) William Winney and James Bird
  • (v) Robert Sizer
  • Theft
  • Lawford, Wix and Great Oakley
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 12 March 1825
  • Case
  • (d) Hannah Southgate higgler
  • (v) Thomas Ham blacksmith
  • (w) John Southgate, Jane Harvey, Sarah Ham, Mary Ham, Phoebe Head, Sarah Gardner, Charlotte Elvis, Lucy Rowland, Eliza Crisp, John Crampin and Mary Symons
  • Poisoning
  • Wix and Tendring
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 10 March 1849
  • Case
  • (d) Daniel Marchant 21 labourer
  • (v) Edward Norman
  • Wounding a pig
  • Wix
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Smith alias John Sealey 46 watch maker
  • (v) William James, William Mills
  • Fraud
  • Great Oakley and Wix
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1863 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Osborne alias Witney 50 tinker
  • (v) Maurice Constable, George Jonathan Biggs
  • Theft
  • Wix, Great Oakley
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1870 Q/SMc 10, page 12 Essex Record Office

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Wix - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Wix - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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