History of Writtle

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Writtle 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 or archive source.

  • Case
  • (d) Reuben Horsnell 17 labourer and Ernest Perry 14 labourer
  • (v) Louisa Ann Allworth shopkeeper
  • Burglary
  • Writtle
  • Essex Quarter Sessions
  • Ipswich Journal 5 April 1888
  • Case
  • (d) George Hart 22 labourer
  • (v) John Fuller
  • Assault
  • Writtle
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 7 March 1846
  • Case
  • (d) Joseph Button alias Burnett 50 labourer
  • (v) Samuel Blyth
  • Arson
  • Writtle
  • Essex Assizes
  • Ipswich Journal 15 December 1855
  • Case
  • (d) John Palmer labourer
  • (w) John Haye
  • Poaching
  • Writtle
  • Chelmsford Petty Sessions
  • Morning Chronicle 4 November 1829
  • Case
  • (d)George Archer
  • Animal cruelty
  • Writtle
  • Chelmsford Petty Sessions
  • Lloyds Weekly Newspaper 29 April 1855
  • Case
  • (d) Henry Bentall alias Bentley
  • (v) Mary Ann Garwood
  • Assault
  • Writtle
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1860 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Susannah Gladwin 59, Jonas Gladwin 20 labourer
  • (v) John Nice
  • Theft
  • Writtle
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1861 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Samuel Lacy 32 labourer
  • (v) Joseph William Lucking
  • Theft
  • Writtle
  • 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 Moore 29 labourer
  • (v) Thomas Buck and Joseph Sheldrake
  • Theft
  • Writtle and Great Waltham
  • 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 Day 24 sawyer
  • (v) John Gowers
  • Theft
  • Writtle
  • 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 Dixon 22 hawker
  • (v) James Fowler
  • Theft
  • Writtle
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1865 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) George Wood 20 labourer
  • (v) John Peck
  • Theft
  • Writtle
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) John Casson soldier 16th Foot, John White soldier 16th Foot, John Allis soldier 16th Foot
  • (v) Charles Blanks
  • Burglary
  • Writtle
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Benjamin Wilkes 59 labourer
  • (v) Susannah Bell
  • Theft
  • Writtle
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1867 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Edward Wood 30 baker
  • (v) Henry Newell Shead
  • Embezzlement
  • Writtle
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1869 Q/SMc 9, Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Mary Ann Fitch 57 married woman
  • (v) Ill-treating a lunatic, Henry Greenwood
  • Theft
  • Writtle
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1871 Q/SMc 10, page 53 Essex Record Office
  • Case
  • (d) Ellen Fitch 21
  • Abandoning and exposing child
  • Writtle
  • Calendars of prisoners for Essex Quarter Sessions, Essex Assizes and Special Sessions of Gaol Delivery, 1872 Q/SMc 10, page 66 Essex Record Office

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