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From: "roger.hailwood" <>
Subject: Re: Convictions
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 20:58:59 +0100
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From: "Frederick Feather" <>
To: "roger.hailwood" <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 12:27 AM
> Dear Roger,
> If the crime he committed was in Foxearth he should have been tried at
> the Essex Assizes. There are two places you can check this;
> PRO at Kew under ASSI which will have the trial papers also under HO/27
> Criminal Register indexes.
> Essex Record Office and the Chelmsford Library both have microfilm of
> the Essex Chronicle for 1818.
> The Essex Assize took place twice a year, LENT (2nd week in March) and
> SUMMER (2nd week in July or thereabouts). Occasionally there was a 3rd
> one just before Christmas if there were enough people on capital charges
> in custody. One of these newspaper editions should report transportation
> and often within a month of the trial they reported which boats the
> prisoners were taken to.
> If the crime did not take place in Essex you might try the Suffolk or
> the Cambridge Assizes. The dates will be slightly different. Or, if he
> had been in prison for a while before his release, the papers might
> report the release, or you may have to work backwards. If the crime was
> a minor one substitute Quarter Sessions for Assizes, then it was four
> times a year. Jan/April/July/October
> Good Luck,
> Chairman, Essex Society for Family History.
Thank you very much, that is a great help.