Catalogue description FRESHWELL DIVISION

This record is held by Essex Record Office

Details of P/F
Reference: P/F

P/... M... Minutes


P/... Mc... Chairman's minutes


P/... Mj... Juvenile court minutes


P/... Mp... Probation committee minutes


P/... R... Registers and examination books


P/... Rj... Juvenile court registers


P/... Rp... Registers of offenders under the Probation Act 1907


P/... Rs... Registers of school cases


P/... Rx... Registers of further examination of defendants


P/... L... Licences


P/... F... Finance


P/... A... Adoption


P/... P... Papers


P/... Pa... Papers relating to settlement


P/... S... Special sessions under act of 35 Geo.III c.5 for raising men for the Navy


P/... Z... Miscellaneous


According to Kelly's Directories of Essex , 1878-1937, the Freshwell Petty Sessional Division comprised the following parishes for this period:


Great Bardfield, Little Bardfield, Helions Bumpstead, Finchingfield, Hempsted, Little (or Bardfield) Saling, Great Sampford, and Little Sampford.


For much of the 19th and early 20th centuries the records of the Freshwell Division appear to be written in the same hand and format as those for the South Hinckford Division (Braintree Bench), with the same clerk to the justices acting for both divisions. Occasionally the financial and licencing records were kept jointly and these combined records have been catalogued with those for the South Hinckford Division (Braintree Bench) (see P/HL 1, P/HF 3,4,7, P/HZ 4,5).


From 1 January 1955 the Freshwell Division was combined with the South Hinckford Division (Braintree Bench) to form the Freshwell and south Hinckford Division (P/Fh - no records yet deposited). The last court register for the South Hinckford Division (Braintree Bench) contains entries for the new combined division for 1955 (see P/HR 7).

Date: 1829-1921
Held by: Essex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Freshwell Petty Sessional Division

Physical description: 20 volumes
  • Essex
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