Hertfordshire summer assizes

Hertfordshire Mercury, 22nd June 1907


The Hertfordshire Summer Assizes will be opened at the Shire Hall at 11 o’clock on Monday morning before Justice Bingham. There is an unusually large number of cases in the calendar, there being 24 prisoners for trial concerned in 18 cases, viz:

A.E. Lewis, indicted on a charge of arson.

William Read, T.H. Herbert, and J Welsh, indecency at Watford.

William Cannon, wounding.

Thomas Lawrence, false pretences.

Henry Williams, uttering counterfeit coin at Cheshunt.

G.W. Bowden, attempted suicide.

Charles Coleman, stealing dates.

William Winmill, theft of clothing.

H. Smith and John Chapman, assaulting a girl.

Alice Rate, manslaughter at Croxley.

T John Netherwood, indecency.

Thomas Willams and Frank Kenny, burglary.

Frederick Morris, housebreaking.

Charles Clark, arson.

William G. Springham and William Warner, indecency at St Margarets.

W. Fossey and William Hall, housebreaking.

Rodney Brinkley, assaulting a girl at Welwyn.

There is also a case of manslaughter against Miss Elsie Fox, a London motorist, who stands on the Coroner’s warrant for the manslaughter of W.J. Parish, at Royston at the beginning of May, but the Magistrates subsequently dismissed the charge against her. There are two civil actions, Bliss v Peek and Pearce v Edson, both common jury cases, one being money lent and the other for libel.

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