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From: "Heather" <>
Subject: [Ess] Assizes in Essex
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 09:52:08 +0100
I hope that this is of help. The Chelmsford Chronicle for March 16th 1798
at our Assizes, which ended on Friday last (9th) Sam.James the
Younger , for stealing a £10 bank note and six shillings out of a bureau .
Death recorded. He was not left for execution by the Judge (Baron Hotham?)
the likelihood was that he was transported, either to Van Diemens Land, to
other parts of Australia, or to Bermuda. The value of being in a family
is often there are links in Australia you can ask for help.
Further research at the National Archive might be useful. ASSI contains most
at Assizes (on velum) and you might find the place of offence. CO also
contains lists of convicts
on their way to transportation. Hulks like Justicia and Censor also held
prisoners for years
before they were transported, some even found jobs on board the hulks.
If I go to the Essex Record Office within the next week I will have a look
for the 1797 Assize.
Fred Feather, Editor
The Essex Family Historian.
From: Rob Dickinson [mailto:]
Sent: 28 July 2011 23:48
Subject: RE: [Ess] Gaol calendars
That's a very kind offer.
The people that I am interested in are:
1. Simon MOULDS (or MOULD/MOLD/MOLE) who was tried at the Essex Chelmsford
Assizes on the 8th or 9th of March 1797.
2. Samuel JAMES who was committed on 27th Nov 1797 and believed to have been
tried at the Essex Lent Assizes 1798.
Thank you very much.
> To: ;
> Subject: RE: [Ess] Gaol calendars
> Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 08:17:35 +0100
> If you give us the name of the prisoner/s my husband will see if he has
> records for him/them.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Dickinson [mailto:]
> Sent: 27 July 2011 13:14
> Subject: [Ess] Gaol calendars
> Can anyone advise me on how and where to find gaol calendars? I am
> particularly interested in a man who was tried at the Chelmsford Assizes
> 1797 and another who was tried at the Lent Assizes in 1798.
> I notice from searching Seax on the Essex County Council's website (record
> office page) that they hold session books for these periods and that these
> contain calendars of prisoners, but it is not clear to me whether these
> Many thanks.
> Regards,Rob Dickinson
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