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1800 Nov 10th. Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury
On Monday, as Mary Judding, of Henham, Essex, was passing the door of a house where was a gentleman with two dogs, of the sporting kind, the dogs ran and jumped upon her, and pulled her down but without biting her: the woman was much alarmed, crying out, but got up, walked a few yards, fell down again, and in about three hours was a corpse.

1801 22nd Jan - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette – Deaths – Suddenly, while walking in his garden, Mr. Jackson, of Henham, Essex.

1811 Sep 28th. Northampton Mercury
Intended London and Cambridge Junction Canal Notice is given that an Application is intended to be made to Parliament. Parishes through which it would pass through many parishes including Elsenham, Great Henham otherwise Henham on the Hill, Little Henham, Ugley etc

1813 29th Oct. Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Canal Act (extending the Stort navigation northwards to Cambridge) - money to be paid to the Lord of the Manor of Great Henham

1815 April 22nd Lancaster Gazette Bankrupts, Saturday April 13th – James Pigram, Henham, Essex, shopkeeper


1815 Oct 26th. Morning Chronicle WATERLOO SUBSCRIPTION. Parish of Henham, Essex, after a sermon by the Rev. W. Elliott gave £9.10s.1d

1816 May 16th The Times

May 14th – Saturday night the outbuildings upon a farm in the parish of Henham, Essex, occupied by Mr. Thomas Nottidge, were discovered to be on fire; and, notwithstanding the most prompt exertions, all the buildings, with other property to a considerable amount, were totally destroyed.  

1816 May 29. Bury and Norwich Post

Yesterday ge'nnight John Baker was committed to Saffron Walden gaol, for as burglary in the dwelling-house of the Rev. William Elliott, of Henham, Essex.  

1816 Oct 18th Cambridge Chronicle

- on Monday the 30th ult. or on the morning of the 1st. instant, a gang of armed robbers broke into the house of Mr. James Dennis, of Tye Green, in the parish of Elsenham. He and his manservant went downstairs and were confronted by the gang, one of whom shot Dennis in the face. Enquiries and a reward soon elicited information enabling the police to arrest Monke, and William and Henry Clark (brothers). Monke 'squeaked', giving evidence against his fellow gang - members. Joseph Clark (father of the brothers), Joshua Clark, his son, and another brother, John Griffen, Moses Miller, and W. Haydon, all of whom were apprehended at Stortford, Elsenham and Brixton. The charges were numerous and included Mr. Stock, of Henham in Essex who stated that about six weeks since, a party of villains fired three times at his windows; they finally broke into the house, but were strongly threatened and repulsed. Monke also said that Elizabeth Clark, the wife of the elder prisoner, and the mother of the younger prisoners (Clark) generally acted as 'artist' when any robberies were committed - she painted their faces black and gave them a tolerable portion of gin prior to their 'midnight adventures'. The prisoners had long been the terror of the neighbourhood as poachers, sheep stealers etc. The prisoners were heavily ironed and conveyed to Newport gaol to await a further hearing. Mr Shotter, a gentleman in the neighbourhood, had nine gallons of wine stolen from him a few nights previous to the last robbery.

1816 25th Oct Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - An inquisition was taken on Tuesday, at the sign of the Three Kings, in Clerkenwell-Close, upon the view of the body of a man known by the name of James, but whose surname was not known, found dead on Saturday morning last, in a field belonging to Mr. Wm. Hobbs, of Islington. The deceased had lately come from his native place, Henham, in Essex, and was employed a little at Islington as a drover; he was without necessary clothes and food, and it is supposed has not slept in a bed for a considerable time, but that his general lodgings were under hay stacks in the field where he was found dead on Saturday morning. VERDICT - Found dead in a field at Islington, and the Jury are of opinion that he died in consequence of extreme illness.

Hannam/hanham newspaper cuttings

1818 July 18th London Gazette
Bankruptcy Superseded

Dividends August 8th, J. Pigram,   Hanham, Essex, shopkeeper, at ten, at Guildhall, London

1818 12th Mar. Cheltenham Chronicle - A gang of seven committed to Chelmsford gaol, Wednesday, for stealing sheep from Mr. Canning, and other farmers, at Henham - one accomplice has turned evidence.

1818 Oct 14th. Bury and Norwich Post

Samuel Choppin, of Stebbing, Essex, miller, was lately committed by the Rev. W.J. Totton to the House of Correction at Newport, as a rogue and vagabond, for having used subtle craft to deceive John Sage, of Henham, by pretending to describe the dress and appearance of the person who had committed a robbery on his premises, by which he was led to suspect an innocent neighbour as the thief.  

1819 Oct 29 Chelmsford Chronicle

To Be Sold By Auction, Sometime in the latter End of November, 1819, at the King's Head Inn, in Bishop's Stortford,

A Valuable FARM; consisting of a farm-house and necessary out-buildings, and about Seventy Acres of good Arable and pasture Land; together with several COTTAGES, situate at Pledgdon Green, in the parish of Henham, in the county of Essex, and late in the occupation of Mr. John Stock, deceased, who was the proprietor.  

1824 July 30th. Stamford Mercury
Tempest of the 14th instant at the parishes of Little and Great Canfield, Takeley, Broxted, Little and Great Easton, and Tilty, near Great Dunmow in Essex. The storm happened about one or two o'clock in the day. Its approach was terrific in the extreme. Little opportunity was given either for man or beast to escape its fury. Poultry in the yards, and upon Takeley Type Forest in particular, were killed instantaneously. The continuance of the storm is stated at fifteen minutes. The weight and size of the hail, or pieces of ice, which were generally of a long and round form, were various; some were picked up that measured seven inches in circumference.......In all the parishes mentioned, for a considerable width, the corn of all descriptions, as well as the crops of orchards and gardens, was totally demolished. The following occupiers in Takeley parish are likewise very great sufferers, some in part, and others the whole of their crops:- Mr John Mumford, Green End 400 acres; Robert Garrett, Jacks Green, 40 acres; Elsenham Hall, the residence of J. Rush, Esq., - the premises, as concerns windows, hot-houses, &c. present a heap of ruins. The storm commenced at the 8-mile-stone at Enfield, in Middlesex, and ended at Henham, in Essex, a distance of at least 40 miles.  

1825 Feb 16th Essex Intelligencer
Deaths – On the 31st. ult in his 75th. Year, Mr. John Gurson, farmer, of Tye Green, Henham, Essex  

1826 Nov 10th Morning Post

Married – On the 9. Inst. At Marylebone Church, by the Hon. And Rev. James Somers Cocks, the Rev. George Henry Glyn, Vicar of Henham, Essex, third son of the late Colonel Glyn, of the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Joseph Smith, Esq. of Shortgrove, in the same county.  

1826 Dec 22nd Cambridge Chronicle

Rape. John Frost, a labourer, aged 17, was put to the bar, charged with having committed a rape on Sarah Wilkinson, at Henham. The prosecutrix was a widow, 63 years of age, and the mother of twelve children. The fact was satisfactorily established, and the jury returned their verdict, guilty - death. The prisoner, however, was reprieved before the Judges left the town.

1832 28th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Registration Lists - 'We are indebted to a Correspondent for the following statement of the number of persons claiming to vote for the parishes mentioned - Henham, 30'

1832 Dec 8th Essex Standard J. Rickett, charged with having stolen four fagots, a pole, and a hen, the property of E. Bright, at Henham. Two months hard labour  

1833 July 27th Essex Standard

Lamentable Suicide – On Wednesday week, Henry, son of Mr. Warner, auctioneer, of Henham, drowned himself at Farnham, in this county. Deceased had been paying his addresses to the daughter of a farmer in the latter place. Supposing his suit was endangered by a rival, he left the house on Wednesday night in a very agitated state, and proceeded to a pond near, beside which he disposed of his clothes in the most orderly manner, and then committed the rash act. He was about 19 years of age.  

1834 Jan 1st. Chelmsford Chronicle Thomas Thompson, charged with stealing ten fowls from Charles Marshall, at Henham

1834 31st Jan Chelmsford Chronicle - Thomas Thompson(by J.P.Cranmer, Esq.) charged with stealing ten fowls, from Charles Marshall, at Henham

1834 March 1st Essex Standard
Marriages. 25th ult. At Henham, by the Rev. J. Collin, Mr. G.T. Butterfield, of Saffron Walden, to Anna Maria, youngest daughter of the late Mr Daniel Kent, of Springwell.

1834 7th Mar. Chelmsford Chronicle - Married 25th ult. at Henham, Mr. G.T. Butterfield, of Saffron Walden, to Anna maria, youngest daughter of the late Mr Daniel Kent, of Springwell

1834 Mar 21st. Chelmsford Chronicle
Inquests Held Before C.C. Lewis, Esq. - Wednesday, 19., at Henham, on the body of Ruth Wright, wife of Joseph Wright, labourer of that parish. It appeared that she had been unwell for a considerable time past, but not sufficiently so to require medical attendance. On Monday morning, at five o'clock, when her husband got up, she appeared as well as usual, but at six o'clock she was heard to utter a deep sigh, and upon her son, a lad of 14, going to her, he found that she was dead. Verdict, "Died by the Visitation of God",

1834 April 5th Essex Standard
Horse-stealing – about three weeks ago, a gipsy-looking fellow was passing through the village of Henham, with two horses, apparently too good to be the property of such a person, when Mr Milbank, a constable, took the liberty of questioning the pretended owner as to the manner he became possessed of them: but his answers not being very satisfactory, he took him into custody and shortly afterwards before a magistrate, who committed him to the House of Correction at Newport, until an owner could be found. On Monday last, Mr. Thurgood, a surgeon at Chigwell, who had lost two horses answering the description in the Hue and Cry, went to Henham, and on seeing the horses which had been detained, identified them as his property. The prisoner who calls himself John Smith, and is believed to belong to a gang of horse-stealers, in Lincolnshire, was then fully committed to the gaol at Springfield, to take his trial at the ensuing Sessions.  

1834 April 12th Essex Standard
Wednesday April 9 – John Smith. Charged with stealing a mare and a gelding, the property of Arthur Thurgood, at Chigwell. Mr. Thurgood the prosecutor. On the 15th of March I heard that my horses were stolen, and went to the Forest, but did not find them; I sent others in search of them, and heard of them at last, on Sunday week, at Henham. I went there and saw them; the mare was unshod, as she was when stolen; the marks on the gelding's foot had been scooped out. Joseph Heard – I keep the Cock, at Henham, the horses were in my possession when claimed; I got them from Mr. Milbank, the constable, to take care of, as he supposed they had been stolen. Mr William Milbank, the constable, - on the 14th March, saw prisoner on the road driving two horses, about six o'clock; I observed that the horses were pretty well knocked up, he could not get them along; I spoke to him and asked him where he was going to; he said he should not tell me; I taxed him with stealing them; he said he had bought them and would make me re-member stopping him; the other constable came and we took the man and horses to Mr. Heard's at the Cock. The prisoner said he had met a man with horses on the road and changed his with him for the two he had been found with. The man's name was Backet; but he was not to be found. Guilty – to be transported for life.  

1834 May 30th. Chelmsford Chronicle

Assaults. John Gardener, labourer, was indicted for assaulting James Milbank, constable of Henham, in the execution of his duty. Prosecutor was sent to clear a beer shop, and being assaulted, apprehended a man, and put him in the cage. Some time after the prisoner and another man came with a pick-axe, and began to stub down the brick-work to liberate the man. When witness interfered to prevent them, they assaulted him. GUILTY. Two months hard labour. Charles Bright, labourer, was convicted of a similar assault on the same prosecutor - 2 months hard labour.  

1834 June 20th. Chelmsford Chronicle

Henham, Essex, near Bishops Stortford & Saffron Walden. TO BE LET, and entered upon immediately, A Capital POST WINDMILL, now in full trade, driving two pair of French stones, and having a brick round-house, with stowage for 300 quarters of wheat. The Mill is capable of grinding as much corn as any in the kingdom of the same description; the situation for wind cannot be exceeded, and for trade very superior. The roads to it are excellent, and the neighbourhood populous and respectable. Also, a Dwelling-House, and Three Acres of rich Arable Land adjoining. For further particulars, apply (post-paid) to Mr. R.D. Thurgood, Saffron Walden.  

1834 Aug 2nd Essex Standard – Commitments - 26th ult, William Monk, charged with stealing a watch from Joseph Brewer, at Henham  

1834 August 22nd. Chelmsford Chronicle
On the 14th. instant, John Cornell, George Cowell, and Absalom Law, were committed to the Convict Gaol, by the Rev. T. Jee, of Thaxted, for trial at the ensuing Assize, under the following charge of highway robbery - On the 15th of March last, as Mr. James Coston, who keeps a shop at Broxted and Henham, was returning across the fields from the former place to Henham, between nine and ten o'clock in the evening, three men approached him; one of them, whom he believes to be Cowell, knocked him down, and then drew back a short distance, apparently to escape observation. Cornell and Law then attacked him and ransacked his pockets, from which they extracted £11. 13s. 6d in sovereigns , half sovereigns, and silver. One of the party said "Don't let him call out", upon which they filled his mouth with mud, and then left him. Every enquiry was set on foot to discover the thieves, but no tidings could be obtained of them till about a fortnight since, when a woman, whose husband was transported at the last assize, divulged a conversation between one of the prisoners and herself, which led to their apprehension on Wednesday last. They were taken into custody by Charles Palmer, the active constable of Thaxted - Cowell and Law whilst still in bed, at Debden, early in the morning, and Cornell when at work in a wheat field at Thaxted.  

1834 Oct 24th Essex Standard

William Monk, 19, labourer, 26th July, with having stolen from the person of Joseph Brewer, one watch, his property, at Henham – Six calendar month's hard labour.  

1834 Nov 9 Yorkshire Gazette

Great Northern And Eastern Railway. Notice is hereby given, that it is intended to apply in the ensuing Session of Parliament, for leave to bring in a Bill for making and maintaining a Railway or Tram Road from the City of London to the town of Cambridge, with necessary tunnels, embankments, bridges, and other works, which railway is intended to pass through the following parishes, townships, or places, viz.:- .......Elsenham, Henham, Ugley, Quendon, Widdington, Debden..... N.W. Cundy, Civil Engineer; Septimus Hodges, Secretary, Grand Northern Railway office, No.56, Lombard Street, Nov. 12th 1834  

1835 Feb 28th. Northampton Mercury
Pursuant to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, made in a Cause "Bowis v. Strong", such of the children of Peter Bowis, formerly of Henham, in the county of Essex, and afterwards of Great Bardfield, in the same county, the brother of Thomas Bowis, late of Peterborough, in the county of Northampton, (who died in the month of February 1830,) as were living at the death of the said Thomas Bowis, are forthwith by their solicitors to come in and prove their kindred, and make out their claims, before James Farrer, Esq., one of the Masters of the said Court, at his chambers in Southampton buildings, Chancery Lane, London...........

1835 14th Nov Northern & Eastern Railway – Notice is hereby given to bring in a Bill for the construction of the railway to pass through, amongst many others, Great Henham and Little Henham

1835 4th Dec  Surrey Advertiser – CONVICTIONS –

John Snow, 2 months hard labour, or pay £2 12s 6d. for cutting an arm of a tree, the property of Miss Farren, at Henham.
George Mead and William Phillips, 2 months or pay 11s.3d. for injuring underwood, at Amberden Wood, Henham, the property of Miss Farren, at Henham

1835 19th Dec. Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette – DESPERATE GANG of ARMED THIEVES – The neighbourhood of Henham, Broxted, Widdington, Easton, and the adjoining parishes, have been for some time infested by a lawless gang, who have in the most daring manner plundered the farmers of sheep, poultry, & etc and the nocturnal depredations have of late become so frequent, that the farmers have been compelled to sit up at night with assistants, as the only means of protecting their property. On Saturday night last ,a party of eight men, six of whom had guns and the other two bludgeons, went to Henham, Broom Farm, in the occupation of Mr. Joshua Markwell ,between 10 and 11 o’clock at night, with intent, it is supposed, to steal his turkeys, which are said to be the finest in the county. Mr. Markwell, however, hearing of their intended visit, obtained assistance, and followed them into the pasture next his house. A recountre here took place, in the course of which a person named Robinson, a carpenter, attacked one of the gang, who was armed, felled him to the ground by a severe blow to the eye, and disarming him, took him into custody. Another of the party was also secured. The others for the present have escaped.

1836 Feb 23 Hertford Mercury
A short time since some persons broke into the parish church at Henham, and stole the whole of the silver communion service, a minister's surplice, with which they got clear off. A reward of ten pounds has been offered for their apprehension  

1836 May 20th Essex Standard

George Willett, 30, labourer, and James Ricketts indicted, the former for stealing, and the latter for receiving a wether sheep, belonging to John Stallibrass, of Henham. Willett pleaded Guilty, and was sentenced to transportation for life. Ricketts was sentenced to six calendar months imprisonment and hard labour.

1836 29th July Chelmsford Chronicle - Henham, Essex - To Be Sold By Auction by Mrs. Summers - at The Cock Public House, Henham, on Tuesday, Aug the 9th, 1836, at Three o'Clock, in seven Lots, by direction of the Executor of the late Mr. William Stallibrass.

Lot 1 - All that convenient timber-built sash-fronted dwelling-house, with the outbuildings, yard, large inclosed garden, and other appurtenances, situate at \cocks Green, recently occupied by the late proprietor, also three tenements adjoining, now in the several occupations of William Musgrove, Thomas Day, and Mary Chapman

Lot 2 -this Lot is copyhold - A substantial brick-built sash-fronted freehold messuage, and appurtenances, near the Church Yard, in the occupation of the Widow Heard Lot 3 - a timber-built freehold cottage or tenement, adjoining Lot 2, in the tenure of William Woodcock

Lot 4 - two timber-built freehold cottages, situate on the side of the road leading to Debden, with barn, garden and other appurtenances in the occupation of William Clayden and Amelia Rickett

Lot 5 - two substantial brick, stone, and timber-built freehold tenements, adjoining Lot 4, with garden, & etc now in hand

Lot 6 - three timber-built freehold cottages, with gardens, &etc, situate at New Street, in the several occupations of William Neville, Elizabeth Knight, and Thomas Prior; also another timberbuilt freehold cottage, near thereto, with garden and appurtenances, in the tenure of Thomas Clayden

Lot 7- a piece or parcel of excellent freehold arable land lying in Platt Field, containing 3 acres, now in hand

Lots 1,2,3,4, and 6 may be viewed by application on the respective premises, and Lots 5 and 7 by applying to Mr. Bush, Henham

1836 Oct 28th. Chelmsford Chronicle GAME LISTS. Persons who have obtained GAME CERTIFICATES for the year 1836 - Henham - John Mumford  

1837 Nov 3rd Essex Standard

Suicide And Singular Discovery Of The Body – On Tuesday last an inquest was held at the Crown, Henham, on the body of Eliza Powter, who, on Sunday morning, was found drowned in a pond in that parish, under the following singular circumstances: - The deceased was in the service of a Mrs Moor, at Stortford, and after having taken in the supper on the previous Thursday night, left the house without leave or knowledge of her mistress, and it is supposed went directly to the pond, a distance of five miles. No reason can be assigned. She was described by her mistress to have been in a low way for some time past. Several ravens being observed to hover over the pond making an extraordinary noise, some labouring men were induced to drag it, or the body might have remained under water for some time, it being a most secluded spot. Verdict, "Temporary Derangement." – Deceased's father, we understand, died insane.  

1837 26th Dec. Essex Standard – Death at Romford of the Rev. William Thompson, late Independent minister of Henham, in this county.  

1839 Jan 18th. Essex Standard

Most of the farmers in the neighbourhood of Newport, Debden, and Henham, have for some time past been robbed in a wholesale manner of their fowls, turkeys, and ducks (and in some instances of sheep), and handsome rewards have been offered for the apprehension of the thieves without effect. It is understood a quarrel has within these few days taken place amongst the latter respecting the division of their booty, and that one or two of them have split, and the predators are at length likely to be brought to justice.  

1839 1st March Essex Standard – The following prisoner pleaded guilty – John Willis, only 15 years of age, to stealing an ass from Clement Hall and others, at Henham; seven years’ transportation. The Chairman said he would, in all probability, be sent to the asylum for juvenile offenders in the Isle of Wight.

1839 April 5th Essex Standard
Removal Of Convicts – The following prisoners were removed from Springfield Gaol, on Tuesday, to be put on board the Justitia hulk, at Woolwich, prior to undergoing their respective sentences.

Fourteen years – Francis Clark, stealing a hat &c., at Henham;
Seven years - John Willis, stealing an ass, at Henham  

1839 April 12th Essex Standard
CALENDAR AND APPOINTMENTS FOR THE WEEK. Wednesday April 17th., Sale by Mr. Blyth, of shop, &c., at Weeley by Mr. Stackwood, of Freehold Estates, Henham  

1839 10th May Chelmsford Chronicle
- DIED - 26th ult. aged 82 Mr.. Thomas Day of Henham

1839 16th August Chelmsford Chronicle - Valuable Farm, Henham, Essex to be sold by private contract, A very desirable farm, comprising a good homestall and buildings, in complete repair, with upwards of 70 acres of very fertile land, of which 45 acres are enclosed, the remainder Common-field, but of excellent quality, and conveniently situated. Two-thirds of the purchase money may remain on mortgage. Apply Mr. Probert, Solicitor, Saffron Walden.

1839 27th Dec Essex Standard - Henham, valuable freehold property to be sold by auction by John Slater at The Cock Inn, Henham, on Tuesday, January the 7th, 1840, at two o'clock, in two Lots, by direction of the proprietor -

Lot 1 - a convenient dwelling-house, with three other tenements adjoining, with chaise-house, stable, wood and coal houses, large well-enclosed garden, planted with young and thrifty fruit trees, situate near the church, at Henham, in the several tenures of Messrs Miles, Wright, and Snow, and Ann Chapman, at rents amounting to £20 7s. 4d per annum

Lot 2 - a substantial brick-fronted messuage divided into seven tenements, with garden ground, &c. also situate at Henham, in the joint occupation of Thomas Clark, William Clark, and others ,at rents amounting to £16 18s per annum; with a large well-built barn, which may, at a small expense, be converted into 2 good cottages.

Particulars with Conditions of Sale may be had of Mr. Miles, Henham......

1839 Dec 28th West Kent Guardian Appointments: Deacons - W. Twiss Turner, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge, nominated to be assistant curate at Henham, Essex.

1840 Jan 3rd Essex Standard - sale by Mr. Slater of houses in Henham

1840 Jan 3rd Essex Standard Tuesday Jan 7th – Committees of Essex Church Building Society at Colchester, Brentwood, and Dunmow – Turnpike Meeting at Harwich – Sale by Mr Slater, of Houses, Henham  

1840 Jan 4th The Reformer and Herts. Beds. Bucks. Essex, Cambridge And Middlesex Advertiser
HENHAM. Valuable Freehold Property, to be sold by auction, by John Slater, at the Cock Inn, Henham, on Tuesday, January the 7th, 1840 at 2 o'clock, In Two Lots (by direction of the proprietor)

LOT 1 - A Convenient Dwelling House, with three other Tenements adjoining, with chaise house, stable, wood and coal houses, and large well-enclosed garden, planted with young and fruity trees, situate near the church, at Henham, in the several tenures of Messrs. Miles, Wright, and Snow, and Ann Chapman, at rents amounting to £20. 7s. 4d. per annum. LOT 2 - A substantial brick-fronted MESSUAGE, divided into 7 tenements, with garden ground, &c. also situate at Henham, in the joint occupation of Thomas Clark, William Clark, and others, at rents amounting to £16. 18s. per annum, with a large well-built barn, which may, at a very small expense, be converted into two good cottages.

The property may be viewed any time previous to the Sale, on application to the respective tenants; and Particulars, with Conditions of Sale, may be had of Mr. Miles, Henham; at the place of Sale; at the office of Mr. Johnstone, Solicitor, Bishop's Stortford; and of the Auctioneer, Bridge Street, Bishop's Stortford, Herts.

1840 7th Feb. Essex Standard – Commitments Feb. 1st. John Rickett (by J. Collin, jun.elk.) for stealing beans from Charles Stallibrass, at Henham

1840 Feb 21st Essex Standard
John Rickett, 30, labourer, charged with having stolen a peck and a half of beans, and a peck and a half of oats, the property of Charles Stallibrass, at Henham (a peck was the British Imperial measure, liquid or dry, equivalent to 2 gallons -RG) Augustine Postle, looker to prosecutor, deposed, that prisoner had been in Mr. Stallibrass's employ 3 years. Having suspicion of his honesty, he watched him on the 20th January, and at half-past four in the morning he saw Bias, another of the horse-keepers, go into the granary and prisoner following him. He went up to them, and on Bias he found a skeleton key, with which he had opened the door of the granary. Prisoner had two nose bags, in which were the beans and oats. Bias, who was 40 years of age, had not yet been apprehended – The Jury found prisoner guilty, but recommended him to mercy. Mr Disney said he was very sorry to hear that recommendation, for this was one of the worst cases he ever met with. A paper was handed up to the Learned Gentleman, signed by several persons, and giving the prisoner a previous good character. – Mr Disney said the Court would not attend to that or to the recommendation of the Jury. It would not be mercy to Mr Stallibrass to pass the case over lightly, and the Court was unanimously of opinion, that they were bound in justice to sentence prisoner to 7 years transportation. He paper handed to him might be laid before the Secretary of State, to see if it would have any effect there. Here were men robbing their master by means of a skeleton key, which was a most aggravating circumstance; it was one of the worst features of London thieves, that they used this sort of key.

1840 17th Mar. Morning Chronicle - Charlotte Clayden, aged seven months, father a shopkeeper, died at Henham. Cause assigned to the registry "Wasting away without fever after weaning"

1840 July 31st Chelmsford Chronicle
Windmill, Dwelling House, & Land. Henham, Essex. TO BE LET. And entered upon at Michaelmas next, A Capital Post windmill, driving two pair of excellent French stones, standing well for wind and trade, having a commodious round-house and suitable outbuildings, approached by excellent roads, together with a newly-erected Dwelling-House and an Inclosure of rich Arable Land, contiguous thereto, containing Three Acres more or less; or the same may be purchased, and two-thirds of the purchase-money remain on mortgage. Further particulars may be had on application to Mr. Thurgood, of Saffron Walden; or Mr. Charles Rider, of Littlebury, Essex, the Proprietor.

1840 10th Oct Bristol Mercury - Sept. 27th at Shoreditch church, James, son of the late Mr. James Thomas, of Stapleton Road, near this city, to Mary, 3rd daughter of Mr. Thake Stallibrass, of Henham, Essex.

1840 Nov 6th. Chelmsford Chronicle GAME LISTS, persons who have obtained Game Certificates for the year 1840 - John Mumford, Pledgdon Hall, Henham

1840 6th Nov Essex Standard
– In the night of the 28th the cottage of a labourer named Byatt, at Henham Beven, was broken into, and some bread and currant wine were stolen.

1840 4th Dec. Essex Standard – John White, 33, labourer, for stealing a mug, the property of John Boatman, at Henham. Verdict: guilty, prisoner had been before convicted of felony - ten years transportation

1841 1st Jan. Chelmsford Chronicle – Daring Robberies – Mr James Bush, farmer, of Henham, in consequence of the frequent depredations in that part of the county, fortunately removed his turkeys from their usual place one evening last week, for the same night the out-house was broken into, when the thieves finding no turkeys, entered another, and carried off a quantity of fowls.

1841 1st Jan. Chelmsford Chronicle
– 19th. ultimo, at Henham, Mr. Joseph Heard, wheelwright. In the early part of the week deceased was out upon business, when his horse having slipped, Mr. H. was thrown with great violence to the ground. He went home and died in a most distressing state leaving a wife and four children.

1841 12th. Mar. Chelmsford Chronicle
– East Anglian Railway - Notice of intention to make and maintain a railway - diversions - 'And also so much of a certain other road as lies between or near Henham Broom Farm and Old Mead Farm, in the said parish or parishes of Henham on the Hill, and Great Henham, and Little Henham, or some or one of them to the extent respectively delineated on the Plans so deposited or to be deposited, as hereinafter mentioned'

1841 19th Mar. Essex Standard
– George Gunn, of the parish of Tilty, was charged by Mr Joseph Lawrence, of Tilty Grange Farm, with choking is horse a valuable animal, worth more than £50 with a hen’s egg, which he thrust down the horse’s throat. Mr Lawrence stated that the boy was in his employ, and on Sunday last came running to him, stating that the horse was choked. He immediately sent for Messrs, Titchmarsh, veterinary surgeons, of Henham, who performed a very beautiful operation...succeeded in taking the egg from the gullet, and the horse is now doing well. |Fined £2 10s and expenses, which he could not pay, and was committed for 14 days, in default.

1841 March 19th Essex Standard
Saffron Walden Petty Sessions, Saturday, March 13th Nathaniel Franklin and Isaac Mason were summoned for cutting down a fence and damaging a hedge, in the parish of Henham, the property of Joshua Markwell, farmer. The case being a very aggravated one, the Magistrates fined them 10s. and costs 10s., or two months hard labour. Allowed seven days to pay the same.

1841 Oct 15th Essex Standard
On Wednesday last, the annual meeting of the Saffron Walden Agricultural Society was held. Ploughing Class 1 – To the third best, clothing, or some other article in value £1 to James Hawkes of Henham, recommended by Mr. Mumford.

1841 22nd Oct Essex Standard – As Mr. Titchmarsh of Henham, was returning in a gig from the Saffron Walden Agricultural dinner, on Wednesday evening, accompanied by a friend (an elderly gentleman), he perceived on reaching Newport, one of the night Coachers or Mails coming at a rapid pace, and on the wrong side of the road. Mr. T called out to the coachman to get on the right side, but either from the darkness of the night or the coachman not hearing the call the gig was upset and dashed to pieces. Mr. T escaped with a few bruises, but his friend unfortunately had his thigh broken, and was otherwise much injured; and one of the coach horses is since dead.

1841 Oct 29 Essex Standard Turkey Stealing – During the past week the farmers residing in the parishes of Birchanger, Elsenham, Henham, and Debden, have received nightly visits from thieves who, in several instances, have succeeded in stealing turkeys, fowls, &c., and escaped detection. Mr. Tannar, of Birchanger, it is understood, lost every turkey on his premises. Should the thieves continue as successful for two or three weeks longer the supply for London or for Christmas presents will be a very scanty one.

1841 Nov 5th Essex Standard
Mr. Coe, the gentleman who, with Mr. Titchmarsh, of Henham, was thrown out of a chaise by the mail coach whilst returning from the Saffron Walden Agricultural Dinner, died a few days ago, at Newport, from the injuries he then received.

1841 12th Nov. Chelmsford Chronicle - Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Acts of parliament in this case made and provided, that the Reverend Thomas Canning, vicar of the parish of Elsenham, in the county of Essex, and within the Diocese of London, and George Rush, of Elsenham Hall, in the said parish of Elsenham, Esq. intend to make an exchange as follows, (that it to say) the said Thomas Canning intends to convey to the said George Rush, all that piece or parcel of arable glebe land belonging to the said vicarage, situate, lying, and being in the parish of Elsenham aforesaid, commonly called or known by the name of the Lye, containing by admeasurement five acres and twenty-nine poles, and bounded on three sides by land belonging to the said George Bush, and on the north side by an ancient inclosure, called Long Scangles, in the parish of Henham, IN EXCHANGE for all that piece or parcel of arable land, part of a field called or known by the name of Rofey, situate, lying, and being in the parish of Elsenham aforesaid, and which piece or parcel of land intended to be exchanged is fenced off from the other part of the said field, and contains by admeasurement five acres and twenty-nine poles, and is bounded on the east by the other part of the said field called Rofey, on the south by land belonging to the said George Rush, on the west by Glebe Land belonging to the said vicarage, and on the north by Sandhill Common Field, in the parish of Henham. Given under our hands, this Twenty first day of October 1841. Thomas Canning, George Rush, witness Samuel Gilbey

1842 30th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Wood End Green Farm, Henham - to be sold by auction, by R. Franklin on Wednesday, the 5th Oct, at Ten, three useful cart horses, polled milch cow, poultry, capital iron-arm road wagon, harvest ditto, three tumbrels, ploughs, harrows, rollers, horses' gears, brewing and dairy utensils, neat household furniture, & etc by order of the assignees of Mr. T. Nottage.

1842 Oct 7th Essex Standard
Saffron Walden Agricultural Society. The second District Ploughing Match was held at Stansted, on Tuesday the 27th, in a field belonging to Mr. Wm. Parris. Second Prize for ploughing was awarded to James Hawkes of Henham, employed by Mr John Mumford. Results for the Labourers & Servants who have brought up the largest family with least parish relief 1. £ 1 to William Wright of Newport, aged 43 yrs, recommended by Mr John Clarke (Rosse), 10 children, 6 living, buried 4 and his wife at his own expense; never received parish relief. 2. Ten shillings to William Sampford of Elsenham aged 40 yrs, employed by Mr Thomas Leonard; 8 children, never received parish relief, excellent character 3. Five shillings to Thomas Brooks of Henham, aged 65 yrs, employed by Mr John Mumford, 10 children, 9 living, had little parish relief when ill, all children to hard work, subscribed 40 years to a benefit society  

1842 Oct 21st Essex Standard Return showing the number and distribution of the Essex County Constabulary, 18th October 1842 – Henham had 1 constable

1842 Nov 25th Essex Standard Northern And Eastern Railway Extension. Notice is hereby given, That application is intended to be made to Parliament in the next Session for one or more Bill or Bills for altering, amending, extending, and enlarging the powers and provisions of an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the Sixth and Seventh Years of the Reign of King William the Fourth, intitled "An Act for making a Railway to form a communication between London and Cambridge, with a view to its being extended hereafter to the Northern and Eastern Counties of England".

The above Notice names numerous places and parishes (as a 'catch-all') through which the railway will/might pass including Henham, Pledgdon, Widdington, etc  

1842 Dec 2nd. Essex Standard Susan Shed, charged with having stolen 46lbs of coals, the property of John Mumford, at Henham, Mr. Marsh appeared for the prosecution. James Cox, a policeman, received instructions to watch the unloading of some coals on the 16th. Nov. They were taken to a barn to be unloaded. While they were unloading, he saw prisoner go to the waggon and take something from it, and she laid it down under Mr. Nevill's window. She afterwards picked it up and took it into her mother's house. Witness went into the house and asked for the coals prisoner had taken; prisoner immediately put the coals into her lap, and carried them into his house; they weighed 46lbs. Cross-examined by Mr. Ryland, he had known prisoner 6 months; she was about 16 years of age. To his knowledge no one else was accused of stealing the coals. Westwood was charged with aiding and assisting her; he was discharged. Mrs. Neville's little girl was also taken before the magistrates for another lot of coals; she was also discharged. Westwood was charged with three offences; he was in the waggon. He was prisoner's father-in-law. He had no conversation with prisoner; did not tell her that she had better plead guilty. Since this her mother had been in a very low state of mind; he only told the mother, to quiet her, that her daughter would not have much punishment. John Mumford examined. He bought 42 tons of coal to sell to the poor, at a reduced price. Last year he lost a good many of the coals, he ordered them this year to be watched. Cross-examined - the coals were his own property; he bought them. After he had sold them the clergymen and farmers paid him the loss. Last year he was £10 out of pocket, and did not much like that. Mr. Ryland, in addressing the jury, expressed himself very warmly on the case, and said that though the policeman stated the prisoner was 16 years of age, he was instructed that she was not yet 13. He considered it very hard that such a child should have had to bear the whole brunt of the prosecution, when it appeared from the evidence of Cox that Westwood and the mother were the guilty parties, if there were any. The act charged against the prisoner was one to which she could not be prompted by any hope of benefit to herself; there was here no 'lucri causa' to induce, and if she did commit it, it was for the benefit of others, but that would be no defence, if she took the coals with a felonious intention; but the more favorable view they might take of the case was, that she did not know she was committing a felony. The Jury, after a few seconds deliberation, returned a verdict of Not Guilty. Mr. Mumford said the prosecution was not instituted with any vindictive feeling towards the prisoner; but it had been expected that some one else would have been with her at the bar (ie Westwood and/or the mother - RG).  

1843 Jan 6th. Essex Standard
Barney Childs, labourer of Henham, appeared to answer to the information of William Prior, for having cut up certain plashes, part of a live fence, the property of Mr. John White, of Church Hall, Broxted. Prior deposed that on the 28th of December he found 16 plashes ( one of which is now produced) lying in the middle of Funnel Wood; he did not think they had been cut up twelve hours; accordingly he watched, and saw the defendant come and take them away between four and five o' clock. Mr. White stated that no less than 20 young trees had been thus destroyed in that hedge since Christmas. Fined £2. 13s. 6d., including costs; in default committed for two months.

1843 20th Jan. Chelmsford Chronicle –THE ROBBERY AT THE MUSEUM – John Wright, of Henham, was re-examined by the above magistrates on the charger of burglariously entering the museum, in this borough, on the night of the 25th of October last, and stealing therefrom some valuable gold and silver coins. The depositions taken at the first examination on Wednesday last, were read over, and were to the following effect: - Mr Joseph Clarke, one of the trustees, deposed to the museum having been broken into on the night in question, to the description of the coins stolen, and to the prisoner having been so employed as to give him a knowledge of the premises. He also produced three silver coins, received by him from Mr. Massey, of Leadenhall Street, such coins being among those that were taken away. John Wright, the elder, the father of the prisoner, and porter at the museum, deposed to his residing on the premises, to his having free access at all times to every part of the building, to his locking-up the library, &etc on the night of the robbery. At halfpast ten, to his discovering in the morning the library window broken, the sash up, the cap of the lock on the door taken off to enable the depredator to get into the hall, to his finding the box usually kept in the hall for the keys of the museum, removed into the library, where it had been forced open, and to the coin case having had the glass broken, by which part of its contents had been abstracted. He also stated that he had immediately gave information to Mr. Gibson, one of the trustees.........

1843 Feb 4th. Morning Post
MARRIED. On the 2nd. inst., at Hove Church, Brighton, by the Rev. George Henry Glyn, Vicar of Henham, Essex, Henry Joseph Smith, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, second son of the late Joseph Smith, Esq., of Shortgrove Hall, Essex, to Letitia, youngest daughter of Charles Shillito, M.D.

1843 10th Feb. Essex Stansted - The Essex Stag Hounds met at Matching Green where they found a fox who they pursued to Down hall, Hatfield Heath towards the forest, Hallingbury Park by Stansted Church, left of Elsenham to Henham, skirted Park Springs, over the Thaxted road to Wimbish, and then to Radwinter and was caught by the pack two miles from Debden - a distance of over 30 miles.

1843 March 11th Hertford Mercury and Reformer
Before Lord Chief Justice Denman. George Clayden, labourer, of Henham, Essex, was charged with stealing, on the 14th. Feb, at Bishop's Stortford, a bundle of wood, the property of Charles Stallibrass. The foreman to Mr. Stallibrass deposed

- On Tuesday, the 14th. Feb, I was walking over my master's premises, and saw Clayden with a bundle of wood under his arm. I followed him to a house; I saw that they were fagots and asked prisoner where he got them; he said they belonged to Mr .Stallibrass, and he went and put them where he had taken them from. GUILTY.- Sentenced to be imprisoned, with hard labour, for seven days.  

1843 Mar 11th Hertford Mercury and Reformer - Before Lord Chief Justice Denman
George Clayden, labourer, of Henham, Essex, was charged with stealing, on the 14th Feb, at Bishop's Stortford, a bundle of wood, the property of Charles Stallibrass. The foreman to Mr. Stallibrass deposed - On Tuesday, the 14th Feb, I was walking over my master's premises, and saw Clayden with a bundle of wood under his arm. I followed him to a house, I saw that they were fagots and asked prisoner where he got them, he said they belonged to Mr. Stallibrass, and he went and put them where he had taken them from. Guilty - sentenced to be imprisoned, with hard labour, for seven days.

1843 Oct 25th. Bury and Norwich Post, and East Anglian
Charles Mower, for stealing, on the 13th. Sept, a coat, a silk handkerchief, and cotton handkerchief, from a gig, at the back of the Bell Inn, the property of Mr. Stallibrass, of Henham; (having only been released from prison in July last) to be transported for 7 years. The Recorder said Mr. Stallibrass was much to blame for leaving his coat in such an exposed situation.

1843 24th Nov. Chelmsford Chronicle - Castle Hedingham Petty Session Nov. 21st. - Thomas Nottage, late of Henham in this county, applied to the bench to have the licence of the Cock public-house, Castle Hedingham transferred from Uriah Hughes to himself. Because bench wished to adjourn for character testimonials, Nottage became enraged, insulted the bench so his application was refused and ordered to pay costs.

1844 Sept 20th Chelmsford Chronicle - Lodge Farm, Henham, To be sold by auction, by R. Franklin, on Wednesday, Sept 25, 1844, at Ten

Several useful cart horses, 3 short-horn milch cows, wagons, tumbrels, ploughs, harrows, rollers, horses' gears, and other farming implements, 2-hogshead brewing copper, 20-bushel mash tub, 2-hogshead wort ditto, beer casks, part of the neat furniture, &c. of Mrs. E. Titchmarsh, who quits the farm at Michaelmas next.

1844 Oct 11th. Chelmsford Chronicle
Dunmow Petty Session Oct 7th. William Bright, of Henham, carter, was summoned by Hannah, the wife of William Aylett, of Takeley, grocer, for being on the highway in a cart drawn by one horse, over which he, from his situation, could have no control. The complainant stated, that on passing the defendant in a light cart, his vehicle caught her wheel, and nearly turned her over. Susan Felsted, who was with Mrs. Aylett, confirmed this statement, and Bright was fined £2, costs 10s. 6d.: paid. The Rev. Mr. Chesshyre told Mrs. Aylett she had done perfectly right in bringing defendant to punishment.

1844 9th Nov Norfolk Chronicle - Notice is hereby given that an application is intended to be made to Parliament for a bill for making and maintaining a railway from Thetford by the Northern and Eastern Counties Railway from a junction with the railway on the SE side of the road leading to Stansted to Henham near a certain water mill commonly called Elsenham Mill and terminating at Thetford and the said railway will pass through several parishes, that is to say....Tilty, Broxted otherwise Chaureth Chickney, Henham on the Hill otherwise Henham Pledgdon Hamlet, Elsenham.....

1844 Nov 20th Morning Post
Two Horses Drowned – On Wednesday night a labourer, in charge of a team belonging to Mr John Titchmarsh, of Henham, when near Collier Row, Hatfield, on his way home, deviated from the road, in the flood occasioned by the late heavy rains, and two of the horses were drowned; a third escaped with his life, as did also the driver, who, it is hinted, had taken something more potent than water.

1845 24th Jan Chelmsford Chronicle – An accident occurred during the past week to a boy Charles Priest, aged 12 years, employed upon the Northern and Eastern Railway at Henham. Whilst releasing some earthcarts, his right arm became entangled in the chain, lacerating the vein and entirely impeded circulation. Amputation was the only recourse to save life and this operation was skillfully performed by George Welch, Esq of Stanstead and the boy is now progressing.

1845 3rd Jan. Chelmsford Chronicle – John Mayhew, 25, labourer, was indicted for stealing 2 lbs of meat, a loaf, a het, a frock, and other articles, from Thomas Dickens, at Henham - Guilty, 6 months hard labour, the first and last 14 days in solitude.

1845 Jan 26th The Era
With The Puckeridge Hounds – Jan 15th. Met at Peverils, drew two or three covers blank, found one of the right sort at Littlely; he first set his head straight for Debden hall, but was headed, shot to the right through Highwood, away to Henham, through Chickney Springs, over the Thaxted road; nothing but the best steersman could live with the hounds, as it was heads up and sterns down, and with many a bellows to mend, pointing to Eastend Wood; here he got headed, a very lucky thing for them in the rear, over the Chickney Earths, but the door was shut; he now set his head over as fine a country as any one can wish to ride over, making his point for Hodham Hall, where he was headed at the brook; he then made his point for Park Springs, through Highwood, over the Widdington Openfield, over the railroad up to Mrs. Cranmore's park; here the hounds ran into him, after a run of one hour and fifty minutes – the best pace.

1845 3rd Oct Chelmsford Chronicle – Parsonage Farm, Henham, Essex; to be sold by auction by Martin Nockolds; upon the premises, on Tuesday, the 7th Oct. 1845 at eleven o’clock, by order of the proprietor, who is leaving the farm. Part of the live and dead farming stock; comprising five useful cart horses, 80 Down ewes and 30 wethers, two short-horn milch cows, three Alderney ditto, two sows, wagons, carts, harrows, ploughs, rolls, brewing utensils, etc.

1846 Saturday Jan 10th Hertford Mercury and Reformer
– Day of Sale altered – Great Henham, Essex- 300 Pollard Trees – comprising oak, ash, elm, maple and hornbeam, most of which are large, sound, and of good quality, now lying blazed and numbered on the Hall, Parsonage and Lodge Farms, Henham, Essex: which will be sold by auction by J.G. Robinson, on the premises, on Friday, the 16th  day of January, 1846, at Ten o’ clock, (instead of Wednesday, January 14th, 1846, as before advertised)

1846 March 31st The Standard
In Chancery – Seager v Hawkes. By the Decree of this Cause it was referred to the Master to inquire and state to the Court who were the NEXT of KIN of MARY WILLIAMS, late of No. 23, Little Pulteney-street, in the city of Westminster, Widow. The said Mary Williams was before her marriage Mary Hawkes, of Henham, in the county of Essex, spinster, and was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Hawkes, of the same place. She intermarried, firstly, with Mr. Harris; secondly with Mr. Page; and thirdly, with Mr Williams. If Pity, or Peter, Hawkes, son of the said James and Elizabeth Hawkes, who is believed to have gone to Barbados, with his wife and family, about 25 years ago, or any of his descendants, will apply to Messrs. Gregory, Faulkner, and Co., of No. 1, Bedford-row, London, and they will hear of something to their advantage. GREGORY,FAULKNER, GREGORY, and SKIRROW.

1846 8th May Essex Standard - to builders, coachmakers, & others. Henham, Essex. To be sold by auction by Martin Nockolds on Tuesday May 12th 1846 at 11 o'clock, about 300 very useful oak timber trees, last year's fall, which are now lying on Henham Green, in convenient Lots, and adjoining good roads. Six months credit will be given upon approved security.

1846 May 22nd Essex Standard
William Brand, a labourer, was charged with stealing seven pieces of wood, the property of James Bush, at Henham – Mr. RYLAND conducted the prosecution, and Mr GAUSSEN defended the prisoner – In this case it appeared that Mr. Cornell, a maltster, of Bishop's Stortford, had purchased the topwood of some timber which had been felled in Dudd's Wood, in the parish of Henham. Mr. James Bush, a farmer, of the latter parish, had been engaged by him to cart it, and the prisoner was employed by him in the work. On Saturday last, while passing is own cottage with a load of wood, he was seen by a policeman to throw seven pieces into his garden, which formed the subject of the present charge. Guilty. Seven days in solitude.

1846 Sept. 4th. Chelmsford Chronicle
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION. By Mr. Beadel, At the Auction Mart, London, on Thursday, September 17th, 1846, at Twelve,

The next presentation to the Vicarage of Henham, in a healthy and pleasant part of the county of Essex, 36 miles from London, 5 from Bishop's Stortford, 9 from Dunmow, and within one mile of a Station on the Northern and Eastern Railway. It includes a delightful parsonage-house, outbuildings, and gardens, and about Two Acres of Glebe, lying contiguous. The parish extends over nearly 3,000 Acres of superior land, purely agricultural. The tithes have been commuted at £331. 16s. In right of the Vicarage is a farm of 62a. 3r. 0p. at present let at £100 per annum making the annual income, exclusive of the house and glebe, £431. 126s.

1846 Sept 18th. Chelmsford Chronicle
HENHAM. To be sold by auction, by R. Franklin, on Tuesday, September 22, at Five, at the Cock Inn, Henham, an excellent COTTAGE, in two tenements, with sheds, and capital large Orchard and Garden, situated on Wood End Green, occupied by Brooks. Particulars may be had of Mr. Cutts, Solicitor, Little Bardfield, and the Auctioneer, the Park, Thaxted.

1847 Jan 1st Essex Standard
Castle Hedingham Petty Session, Tuesday, December 29. Jacob Andrews, a respectable-looking young man, was brought up in custody of the police, charged with stealing a quantity of oil, paint, and varnish, value 10 shillings (50p IN TODAY'S MONEY - RG), the property of Mr. Wm. Farrow, plumber, &c, of Sible Hedingham. It appeared from the statement of the prosecutor that the prisoner was in his employ last autumn, at 10s per week, and his board, &c; in the month of October he employed prisoner to do some work for him at the Parsonage House, Henham, in this county; he used to send once a week by a boy named Brown what was wanted for the job – white lead, oils, varnish, and whatever prisoner wrote home for. By the Bench: he could speak to nothing only what he was told, and he had been over to Henham since and seen other work done with his materials; he was quite sure all the materials he sent were not used upon the job at the Parsonage House. Mr. Mayhew, solicitor, who appeared to watch the case for prisoner, cross-examined prosecutor- The job at Henham is not finished; there are no materials there but what have been sent since- Richard Winterflood stated that he was apprenticed to prosecutor; he was at work at Henham with the prisoner last shooting time; he was at work for more than a month; prisoner, during that time, took half a gallon of boiled oil and soaked his blouse in it to make water-proof; he, also, by order of prisoner, painted a door three times over, and varnished, for a shop-keeper named Phipps, for which prisoner received 10s; he also painted a cupboard for a beer-shop-keeper named Francis; the two parties here named had been requested to attend, but letters were put in and read, stating that from pressure of business they were unable.- The Chairman severely animadverted upon their conduct in thus tampering with justice, and ordered summonses to be issued for their attendance on Saturday, to which day prisoner was remanded. –

After some consultation, and at the urgent request of prosecutor, the Bench consented to take bail for his appearance on that day.

1847 Feb 12th. Essex Standard Saffron Walden Petty Session Feb 6th. William Brand, of Henham, labourer, was charged with maliciously killing a turkey, the property of James Cox, a policeman, by throwing a stick at it. The case was proved, and the defendant was fined 5s. and 9s. 6d. expenses.  

1847 March 18th. Bradford Observer
Deaths - On the 4th. inst. at Brighton, in his 51st year, the Rev. George Henry Glyn, vicar of Henham, Essex  

1847 April 2nd Essex Standard
The Rev. B.D. Hawkins, curate of Rivenhall, has been presented by P.S.F. Martin, Esq., and Mrs. Martin to the vicarage of Henham, in this county, vacant by the death of the Rev. G.H. Glynn.  

1847 August 20th. Essex Standard

Henham voters - 1847 General Election These are the residents and non-resident landowners of Henham who voted in the 1847 general election.
George Bush
James Bush
William Canning
Henry Cheffins
Robert Cole
George Collin
William Coston
Joseph Francis
Thomas Clayton Glyn
William Leader
Joshua Markwell
John Mumford
James Nash
William Sage
Renforth Thomas Scarr
Rev. R.S. Smith
John Stallibrass
Charles Titchmarsh
Philemon Turner
Benjamin North Ward

1847 1st Oct. Chelmsford Chronicle – Subscribers to Benefit Societies - Shepherds – James Palmer, Henham, 38 by Mr. Mumford, 21 years, 10s.

1847 26th Nov. Chelmsford Chronicle – HENHAM INCLOSURE - Whereas an application for the inclosure of Hide, Howe, Platts, Sandhill, Outfield, Middle Croft, Ash Brockley Common Fen, and East Commons, in the parish of Henham, in the county of Essex, has been duly made to 'The Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales' pursuant to the provisions of the Act of the 8th and 9th Vict. c.118. And whereas the said application has been referred by the said Commissioners to me, an Assistant Commissioner, duly appointed under the said Act; I hereby give notice that I shall hold a meeting on the 16th day of December next, at the hour of eleven in the forenoon, at the Crown Inn, the House of William Bowtell, in the said parish, for the purpose of hearing any objections which may be made to the proposed inclosure.... Robert Hart, Assistant Inclosure Commissioner

1848 24th Mar. Chelmsford Chronicle – Saffron Walden Petty Session, March 18th – James Shead was charged by the local constable of Henham with having been drunk and disorderly in the public street on the night of the 11th. Inst. and fined 5s, expenses 10s, to be paid in a fortnight.

1848 26th May Chelmsford Chronicle
– bankruptcy hearing at Halstead of Philip Feake Martin, an iron manufacturer and lime burner who had an estate at Henham

1848 2nd June Chelmsford Chronicle
– similar notice by Martin Nockolds re report above of 1847 26th Nov. Chelmsford Chronicle concerning HENHAM INCLOSURE - meeting set for 16th June at The Crown Inn

1848 9th June Chelmsford Chronicle – At Henham, Essex - to be sold by auction on the premises Tuesday June 13th 1848 in convenient Lots. 105 capital oak and ash trees, of excellent quality, now lying near Park Spring Wood, and on the side of the road leading from Henham to Thaxted. The sale will commence at Park Spring Wood, at twelve o'clock precisely. Catalogues may be had at the principal Inns at Thaxted, Henham, and Stanstead; and of Mr. Cowell, at the Lodge Farm, Henham

1848 30th June Chelmsford Chronicle
– similar notice by Martin Nockolds re report above of 1847 26th Nov. Chelmsford Chronicle and concerning HENHAM INCLOSURE - re meeting set for 16th June at The Crown Inn. Final meeting now set for 8th July at the Crown Inn.

1848 8th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle
– Hail storm at Henham - On Thursday last, a very heavy hail-storm passed over Lodge Farm, in the occupation of Mr. Peter Cowell, damaging 23 1/2 acres of barley, to the amount of one quarter per acre average. Mr Cowell is insured in the County Hailstorm Insurance office. The storm passed over some adjoining lands, belonging to persons who were incautiously uninsured.

1848 15th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle – Henham, to be sold by auction by R. Franklin & Son, at the Hercules Inn, Newport, on Tuesday Sept. 19th at 3 - Those two substantially brick and stone-built freehold tenements, with gardens, and tiled shed, situate in Henham, occupied by Tant and Brand.

1848 18th Nov. Cambridge Independent Press - Saffron Walden Petty Sessions held on Saturday last. William Bright, of Henham, a carter, was brought up charged with having received four bushels of charcoal and two sacks, the property of Mr. R. Perry of Debden, knowing them to have been stolen. The Chairman, in dismissing the case, admonished Bright as having had a very narrow escape.

1848 29th Dec. Chelmsford Chronicle
- Very excellent freehold property at Henham to be sold by auction by R. Franklin & Son, at the George Inn, Bishops Stortford on Thursday Jan. 11th 1849 at Three, by order of the Trustees for Sale named in the Will of the late Mr. G. Warner, in Three Lots -

Lot 1 - a most desirable and compact farm, called Pennington Hall. situated by the road side, and comprised a neat farm-house, convenient agricultural farm buildings, excellent garden and orchard, and about 70 acres of first-rate arable and meadow land (the quality of which is rarely to be equalled); it lies immediately surrounding the homestall, intersected by a good road leading from Henham to Bishops Stortford, and distant from the latter place about five miles, where there is a principal railway station and capital corn market

Lot 2 - a field of rich mixed turnip land soil, lying by the road side, at the turning from the Thaxted road to Henham, called Mill Field, and contains 11a. 3r. 17p. Lot 3 - an allotment of very good corn land, in Outfield Common, containing 19a. 1r. 30p.

Possession will be given at Michaelmas next, and may be viewed by applying to the tenant, Mr. Orger. Particulars may be had at the place of sale or Rose & Crown Inn, Henham

1849 Jan 26th. Essex Standard
The Directors of the Eastern Counties' Railway, upon the representation of the Rev. T.G. Luard, of Henham, in this county, have forwarded £10 to Mrs. Shelverton, widow of a gate-keeper near the Elsenham station, who was killed a short time since by a train which he was signalling, in consequence of being too near the line of rails.  

1849 Feb 2nd. Hull Packet BIRTHS. January 23rd., at Henham Parsonage, Bishop's Stortford, the wife of the Rev. T.G. Luard, of a son.  

1849 Feb 24th Hertford Mercury

Important and Valuable Surplus property, sale of the first portion of the surplus - Lands, Houses, Cottages, Water-Mill etc belonging to the eastern Counties Railway Company, Cambridge-line.

Mr. Leifchild has been favoured with instructions to sell by auction, at the Greyhound Inn, Lea Bridge, on Tuesday, March 6, at the Bull Inn, Broxbourne, on Thursday March 8, and at the George Hotel, Bishop's Stortford, on Thursday, March 15; - desirable Freehold and Copyhold arable and meadow Land in the parish of Henham.  

1849 May 4th. Chelmsford Chronicle

SAFFRON WALDEN PETTY SESSION, April 28th. Henry Sanford, William Pigram, and Joshua Clayden, of Elsenham, were charged with creating a disturbance at Henham. P.C. Cox stated that on the night of the 7th. March, about half-past 10, there was a club meeting at the Cock public-house at Henham. There being a quarrel among them the landlady cleared the house; the Elsenham men then wanted to fight the Henham men, which the latter refused, and soon after went home. The Elsenham people then commenced a row, and continued shouting and swearing in a most uproarious manner; witness told them to go home quietly, on which they used most disgusting language, and threatened him; they appeared the worse for liquor. Sanford was required to find a surety in £10, and himself in £20, the others in £10 each, to keep the peace for six months.

1849 June 8th Essex Standard
HENHAM ADULT SCHOOLS - A meeting, well-attended by the most influential parishioners, as also by the labouring classes, was held at the National School Room, at Henham, on Sunday evening, the 20th ult. The Rev. G .Luard, Curate, who occupied the chair, called the attention of those present to the great amount of good that had been effected at Dunmow and other towns and villages in the locality, by teaching adult and even aged persons to read.

1849 June 29. Chelmsford Chronicle
Saffron Walden Petty Session June 23rd. SINGULAR CHARGE - Mr. James Orger, of Henham, farmer, applied to the bench for assistance under the circumstances detailed in the following evidence: - Joseph Tinworth deposed, that whilst shearing sheep for Mr. W. Mumford of Elsenham, on the 15th. inst., he found a letter in the road at Elsenham-cross, near Mr. Perry's, which he took with him down to Mr. Mumford, and asked him where it was to go; Mr. M. said he could not make the direction out, although he took it in his hand; he was not, he said, scholar good enough. He could tell it was a money letter, he said, when he felt of it, perhaps a £20 cheque in it; he said witness had better put it in his pocket; witness did so, and went on with his shearing; Mumford subsequently said several times, "You'd better open it," but witness would not; when, however, they went to dinner in the barn, it was opened, and found to contain a cheque for £47. 2s. 7d.; Mumford said"If you (Tinworth) take it to some bank at Walden you can get it cashed, and that will make a man of you if you get that". A woman at a cottage on being shown the letter, said directly it was Mr. J. Orger's; it was a pity, she said, they had opened it, and they had better go up to him directly; witness went alone, and Mr. James Orger said it was his cheque, and wanted to know who opened it; the letter produced now was the one witness found and took to Mr. Orger.

The chairman said, if a person induced another to do a dishonest act, it was a misdemeanour; in this instance the handwriting could not be plainer. Mr. Maitland - And this man was told by Mumford to take the only means in his power to get the cheque cashed, viz: at a banker's, it having been crossed. A summons was accordingly issued for Mr. Mumford to answer the charge before the magistrates at Newport.  

1849 Aug 18th. Hertford Mercury and Reformer

HAIL STORMS. The following list of persons whose crops were injured or destroyed by the storm which occurred a few weeks since, and who were fortunately insured in the County Hail-Storm Insurance Company, at Hertford, will serve to show the extent of the storm, and the immense individual sacrifice which has been prevented : -

Charles Marshall, Little Henham Hall
George Bush, Henham
G. Collin, Henham
Peter Cowell, Henham

1849 14th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle – Appeal against land-tax on charity lands in Henham (Turner’s Will of 1623)

1849 Sept. 28th Essex Standard
(Henham Fete Committee – to enhance your image, you too should consider using a toady author like the one below - RG) COTTAGE HORTICULTURAL SHOW AND GRAND FETE AT HENHAM Thursday last, Sept 20th, was the most memorable day ever recorded in the annals of this little village. It presented the most lively scene of delight and universal gladness. The hearts of high and low, rich and poor, young and old, were alike made glad. Through the unsparing bounty and well-directed efforts of the Rev. T. G. Luard, the most highly esteemed and justly beloved Curate of the parish, and his benevolent energetic lady; such a sumptuous entertainment was prepared as could not fail to make all happy. Early in the afternoon the company, amongst whom we noticed the Hon. Mrs. E.B. Wrottesley, Miss Rush, Col. Chamberlayne and party, the Mayor of Walden and Mrs. Catlin, &c, &c., and the children of the National Day and Sunday Schools assembled in a large booth erected on the vicarage ground, which was most tastefully decorated by the ladies of the vicarage and parsonage. The different classes of school children were called up, and being ranged in the best possible order the most deserving of them were rewarded with nicely-bound bibles, prayer, hymn, and other books; work-boxes, cotton boxes, and various other useful articles. This pleasing work was succeeded by a most abundant supply of good plum cake and tea, of which not only the children, but also them others, and the women belonging to Mrs Luard's Bible Class, freely partook. The children then resorted to their games and sports, into which they entered with no small zest, new toys of various sorts having been kindly procured for their amusement. The company were now invited to the school-room to inspect the splendid show of fruit and vegetables, which reflected no small degree of credit on the exhibitors. The room was elegantly adorned with flowers and evergreens, the walls being decorated with rich bouquets and tasteful wreaths, arranged with exquisite skill and admirable effect. Many of the specimens of vegetables, &c, were extremely fine, and the show altogether remarkably good, far surpassing the most sanguine expectations that had been formed. Refreshments in rich profusion and variety were most hospitably provided at the vicarage for all, without distinction of sect or denomination; and throughout the afternoon numbers of visitors were constantly availing themselves of the friendly invitation continually renewed by the host and hostess to go in and partake of the elegant repast. The adjudicators having awarded the prizes the company adjourned to the booth, where the Rev. T.G. Luard distributed upwards of 30 rewards, to the amount of about £ 6, and addressed the meeting with his wonted talent; and most gratifyingly to the humble cottagers were his expressions of approbation, and most kind the encouragement given them with reference to the culture of their gardens. Promises of yet more numerous prizes were held out for the next show, and an announcement was made of the kind intention of Miss Rush, of Elsenham Hall, to bestow a good shawl on the wife of the most successful candidate next year. Salutary hints were judiciously given against any indulgence in intemperance, which is, alas! Too commonly practised amongst the poor on highdays and holidays, but which ruinous and debasing sin has happily been less prevalent during the last year or two in this highly-favoured village. Innocent recreation and rational enjoyment were also pleasingly countenanced, and many other good things were most admirably spoken, but our scanty space forbids further mention. A vote of thanks, most justly due, was tendered to the reverend gentleman and his estimable lady, who were the sole originators of the entertainment, and to whose munificence all the festivity was owing; and amid the most hearty and vociferous cheering the merry party separated, with feelings of glowing gratitude to their beloved pastor, and with the most fervent wishes that they might be blessed and cheered by his presence amongst them for many, many years to come.  

1849 Oct 5th. The Standard Marriages - On the 3rd. inst., at Wynford Church, George, eldest son of George Collin, Esq., of Henham Parsonage, Essex, to Elizabeth, second daughter; and John, eldest son of Richard Walter, Esq., of Percombe Hill, Somerset, to Mary, youngest daughter of William Chaffey, Esq., of Wynford Eagle, Dorset.  

1849 Nov 30th. Chelmsford Chronicle
GAME LIST. Persons who have obtained certificates (£4..10d. each) for the year 1849 - Henham, John Mumford.  

1849 Dec 22nd. Hertford Mercury and Reformer
John Dennis of Henham is mentioned as having a claim on an estate, in an article by Mr. Thurgood

1850 April 16th. Chelmsford Chronicle - CRICKET. Matching v. Henham.
On the 7th. inst. the return match between the above clubs was played on Rickling Green and will be seen by the subjoined score terminated in favour of Matching, with nine wickets to spare. Henham 34 and 72; Matching 92 and 15, with 9 wickets to go down.

1850 23rd April Chelmsford Chronicle - 13th inst. at St Mary's, Stoke Newington, by the Rev. A.W. Tayler, MA James Riley Esq. of Mount House, Henham, in this county, to Ann Adolpha, youngest daughter of J.C.M. Koch, Esq. of the New North Road, London

1850 May 3rd. Chelmsford Chronicle
THE INCLOSURE COMMISSIONERS for ENGLAND and WALES hereby give notice that a Copy of the Report of the Valuer acting in the matter of the Inclosure of Great Hide, Small Hide, Howe Platts, Sandhills, Outfield, Middle Croft, Ash Brockley Fen, and East Commons, situate in the parish of Henham, in the county of Essex, together with an Estimate, of the Expences in the matter of the said Inclosure, has been deposited at the CROWN INN, in the said parish, for the inspection of all persons interested in the said Inclosure. And they further give Notice, that they will, by themselves, or by an Assistant Inclosure Commissioner, hold a Meeting at the Crown Inn aforesaid, on the 30th. day of May next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of hearing objections to any allotment, direction, determination, or matter in the said Report; and of submitting the said Estimate to the persons interested as aforesaid.

Witness my hand, this 29 day of April, in the year of our Lord 1850, signed H.C. Mules, Secretary

1850 10th May Chelmsford Chronicle -
Notice is hereby given that a separate building, named Henham Independent Chapel, situate at Henham in the county of Essex, being a building certified according to law as a place of religious worship, was on the 23rd day of Oct. 1849, duly registered for solemnizing marriages therein.

1850 Jul 12th. Essex Standard

Saffron Walden Petty Session. Alfred Snow, a boy, of Henham, was charged with seriously injuring, with a stone, Charles Hayden, a child of ten years of age. A little animosity existing between the boys of the respective parish schools at Henham Green and Prison Green, the defendant threw the stone at one of his opponents named James White, while on Henham Green, on Sunday, the 23rd. ult., but it accidently struck the complainant, and its effect was to cause the child's face to bleed profusely. The Bench reprimanded the boy, and fined him in a small penalty with costs (8s. costs), which he was ordered to pay within three weeks.

1850 July 19. Chelmsford Chronicle
Two cottages, at Henham, occupied by James Spruson and William Willett, were, on Monday, destroyed by fire, occasioned by the heating of an oven in an outhouse communicating with the same. They were the property of Henry Brooke, Esq., of Newport, and insured in the County Fire Office.

1850 26th July Essex Standard - Henham, Essex. 36 acres of luxuriant growing crops of corn, to be sold by auction by Messrs J.A & A. Nockolds, on the premises, on Wednesday, 7th day of August, 1850, by order of Mr. J. Titchmarsh, who is quitting his farm.

1850 August 9. Essex Standard
Cricket – Matching Green v. Henham – match played 24th ult., and decided by 1st innings, viz., - Matching 78 Henham 95  

1850 Oct 26th. Hertford Mercury and Reformer

SUSPICIOUS CASE. Three brothers, of the name CURTIS, residing at Birchanger, and a girl of the name of STOCK, who cohabits with one of them, were brought before the same magistrates, under the following circumstances. On the 10th. inst., a teg sheep, belonging to Mr. Bowtell, horse dealer, of Henham, was stolen from a field in the occupation of Mrs. Smith of Birchanger............  

1851 Feb 14th Essex Standard


Messrs. R.D. & B.T. Thurgood are instructed by Mr. John Houghton, the Proprietor, to SELL by AUCTION, at the Cock Inn, Henham, on Monday, the 3rd of March 1851, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, in one or more, Lots, as may be determined upon at the time of Sale. All that very desirable ESTATE, situate in the Village of Henham, as now in his occupation.  

1851 May 16th Essex Standard
Henham, Essex. Eligible Cottage Property, to be sold by auction, by Mr. A. Nockolds, At the Cock Inn, Henham, on Friday, May the 30th, 1851, at Three o'clock: Consisting of a CAPITAL cottage, in two tenements; comprising two lower rooms, butteries, wash house, and three chambers, lath and plaster and thatched, all in fair tenant-able repair; together with large productive Garden; the whole containing 26 poles, more or less, as now in the occupation of Edward Bright. The above is Copyhold of the Manor of Henham Hall, subject to the customary fines on death or alienation, and paying an annual Quit Rent of 1s 1d. Further particulars may be obtained on application to Messrs. TAYLOR and FAIRMAN, Solicitors, Bishops Stortford; and of the Auctioneer, Stansted, Essex.  

1851 June 27th. Chelmsford Chronicle

The annual examination of the pupils of this school took place at the Town Hall on Friday, the 20th. inst. After a severe and searching examination of the scholars, which lasted upwards of four hours, but which was enlivened by occasional songs. Prizes were then distributed to the under mentioned pupils, who had distinguished themselves in their respective classes; (Henham) Alfred Mumford, extra prize for general attention and good conduct; James Orger, third English.  

1851 August 15th. Chelmsford Chronicle
CRICKET. Dunmow v. Henham. The Dunmow Albert cricket club, which was organised late in the last season, and whose members are of a highly respectable class of young farmers in the neighbourhood and tradesmen of Dunmow, played a match with the Henham, on Wednesday week, at the Parsonage Down, Dunmow, and considering that their opponents were no mean hands with the timber, and that their own practice has not yet extended over one season, the skill they evinced was very creditable. The following was the score when time was called: -

HENHAM 1st. innings bowler 2nd. innings
G.F. Collin, b. T. Barnard 6 b. Davis  
Johns, b. I.Livermore 29 c. Lewsey  
Newell, b. T. Barnard 18 b. Livermore  
Marshall, b. I.Livermore 12 lbw  
G. Collin, b. T. Barnard 10 b. Livermore  
J. Bush, b. I.Livermore 8 ditto  
F. Collin, b. T. Barnard 1 ditto  
G. Bush ditto 3 b. T. Barnard  
A.Collin, ditto 2 c. Lewsey  
Spencer, not out 2 b. Livermore  
Bowtell, run out 0 c. Livermore  
byes 4, wide 1 5 byes 3, wides 4  

DUNMOW 1st. innings bowler 2nd. innings
Isaac Livermore, b. Newell 1 c. Newell cannot read
Davies, c. Marshall 15 b. Newell cannot read
Blyth, b. Newell 0 run out cannot read
John Livermore, ditto 0 c. Marshall cannot read
Tabrum Barnard, b. Johns 3 b. Johns cannot read
Cock, c. Marshall 8 c. Newell cannot read
Mumford, b. Newell 3 not out cannot read
Patmer, ditto 8 run out cannot read
Wilton, b. Johns 3 lbw cannot read
H. Barnard, b. Newell 2   cannot read
Stock, not out 11 not out cannot read
byes 18, wides 6, 24 byes 6, wides 3, no balls 1 cannot read
  78   cannot read

1851 Oct 11th. Hertford Mercury and Reformer

Bishop Stortford Petty Sessions, Oct 9. George Squires, of Henham, Essex, poultry dealer, remanded on bail, appeared to answer a charge of bigamy. Caroline Squires, his wife, appeared to prosecute. Mr. Bowker attended for Squires. Inspector Scott, of the Essex force, stated that he had searched the general registry at Somerset House, and was unable to find that a second marriage had taken place. Mr. Bowker addressed the Bench on behalf of Squires, who was discharged.

1851 Oct 24th Essex Standard

Saffron Walden Agricultural Society. The nineteenth anniversary of this important Society was held on Wednesday last, at Saffron Walden……. The prizes to the labourers and servants were then distributed as under – Servants non-Agricultural - £ 1 10s to James Barltrop, Henham Labourers – Large Families – Wife of a non-agricultural servant - £ 1 to Hester, wife of James Barltrop, Henham

1851 Oct 31st. Chelmsford Chronicle
- Cricket - August 6th, Dunmow beat Henham by 5 runs

1851 Nov 21st Chelmsford Chronicle
Marriages - At the parish church, St. Marylebone, by the Rev. W.H. Charlton, the Rev. John Chapman, M.A., vicar of Newport, to Elizabeth, widow of the Rev. G.H. Glyn, vicar of Henham, and daughter of the late Joseph Smith, Esq. of Shortgrove Hall, in this county.

1852 Feb 20th Essex Standard

Sheep-stealing at Henham. Abraham White and Thomas Malster, labourers, were indicted for stealing a wether sheep, of the value of 30s., from James Orger, at Henham. The prisoners were undefended. The prosecutor, a butcher and farmer, at Henham, said on the 23rd Jan he had a flock of 69 wether sheep, under the care of Henry Brand; one of them was very badly ruptured. On the 25th. in consequence of information received from Brand, he went to the field, and found that one had been stolen; on the 26th police constable Scott showed him some suet, which he immediately knew to have been taken from a ruptured sheep, and upon his return to the flock he found that the ruptured sheep was gone. He had seen two legs, a saddle, and shoulder of mutton, together with a skin, which was the skin of the ruptured wether, with which the pieces of mutton fitted. The meat, which had recently been killed, was very badly cut..... The Jury found both prisoners Guilty, and they were severally sentenced to seven years transportation.  

1852 April 30th Essex Standard
Removal of Convicts – The following transports were removed from Springfield gaol to Milbank prison on Monday last – SEVEN YEARS – Abraham White and Thomas Malster, for stealing sheep, at Henham  

1852 May 28th. Chelmsford Chronicle

1.Saffron Walden Petty Session, May 22nd. Summons For A Nuisance.
On the last bench day, Mr. Orger, a butcher in very extensive business, at Henham, was summoned by Mr. Mumford, surveyor of the highways, for having permitted a certain drain to be filled with blood, and not kept clear and cleaned out, near lands in the occupation of the Rev Thomas Canning; but the case was adjourned at this meeting. Mr. Brooks, solicitor, from London, attended to support the charge; and Mr. Wade, of Dunmow, appeared for Mr. Orger. Joshua Ingle, of Elsenham, deposed - that he knew Mr. Orger's premises, in the parish of Henham; blood runs from those premises across the road leading from Henham to Elsenham, in a covered drain, and runs along the road eight or nine rods to Mr. Mumford's ditch, then a dozen rods along the ditch, and down by the side of the road to the water course. It smelt very badly when one passed, and he believed the ditch was injurious to the inhabitants living in the neighbourhood. The Rev. Thomas Canning also deposed, that the ditch was in such a state as to be a nuisance to himself and the inhabitants generally. Mr. Wade briefly cross-examined Ingle. Mr. Brooks thought it would be considered a common nuisance. The Chairman said the question was, whether it was a nuisance which came under the Highway Act. Mr. Brooks was obliged to confess, he thought, that in looking over the Highway Act, that it did not, and therefore it was useless going on with the case; it was another question whether it was not an indictable nuisance. Information dismissed. Counter charge by Mr. Orger that Mr. Mumford, as surveyor for the parish of Elsenham, had neglected his duties in not maintaining that ditch. This information was dismissed. The Chairman added that he considered it was a reflection upon Mr. Orger, to let this valuable stuff thus run away, and recommended him to enlarge his tank, or take some plan for securing it.

1852 June 19 Hertford Mercury

BISHOP STORTFORD UNION. Medical Relief. The Guardians of this Union invite applications from Medical Gentlemen to attend upon and supply all necessary Medicines, and Medical and Surgical appliances from time to time, between the 24th June inst. and the 24th June, 1853 (inclusive), to all such Persons as may be resident in the parishes hereunder enumerated, and who may either be provided with Tickets entitling them on production to Medical Relief for themselves and families, or have an express order for Medical attendance given them by any Relieving Officer, Overseer, or other proper authority, at the following salaries: - ....,Henham £21 5s. ,...

In the case of midwifery, 10s, 6d. will be paid if within two miles of the Medical Officer's residence, and 15s. per case if beyond that distance; the fee will not be paid unless the order for attendance shall have been previously obtained from some person qualified to give the order, except in cases of urgent necessity. One shilling and sixpence for every successful case of vaccination.......... Parishes Salary

1852 August 6th. Chelmsford Chronicle

CRICKET. Henham v. Great Waltham. The return match between the above came off in the park of J.J. Tufnell, Esq., on Tuesday last, which again terminated in favour of Waltham, as under: - Henham, 36 and 35, with 5 wickets to go down, Collin scoring 1 and 8; Johns 9 and 9; Newell 7 and 2; Haiden 8 and 2; &c. - Waltham 71, Robinson marking 34, F. Mead 12, Brand 4, &c.

1852 13th Aug. Essex Standard - Henham. Violent hail storm. The brunt of the violent storm of Tuesday appears to have been felt in this locality. At Wood End Green Farm, occupied by Mr. E.S. Philbrick of Dunmow, the hailstones, or rather pieces of ice, many larger than marbles, smashed more than a dozen windows in the farmhouse.

1853 April 30th Herts Guardian
Samuel Woodcock, of Henham, labourer, pleaded guilty to riding without reins at Birchanger. There were reins to the wheel-horses, but not to the leader. Ordered to pay 8s. fine and costs, or 14 days imprisonment.

1853 August 19. Essex Standard
The Rev. Arthur Horatio Bellman has been presented to the Vicarage of Henham, in this county, vacant by the cession of the Rev. B.D. Hawkins.

1853 Aug 27th. Hertford Mercury
Hertfordshire Adjourned Quarter Session. Whereas a Petition of THOMAS HEARD, of Henham, in the County of Essex, Wheelwright and Cooper, an INSOLVENT DEBTOR, having been filed in the County Court of Hertfordshire, holden at Bishop's Stortford, in the said county, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said Thomas Heard, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said Thomas Heard is hereby required to appear in the said Court, to be holden at Bishop's Stortford aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the 15th day of September next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes: and Notice is hereby given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said Thomas Heard, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. T. Unwin, the Clerk of the said Court, at his Office at Bishop's Stortford, in the said County.,

1853 Sept 7th Morning Chronicle Insolvent Petitioners
- Thomas Heard, of Henham, Essex, wheelwright

1853 Oct 22nd. Herts Guardian
Bishop's Stortford County Court Friday Oct 14th. Insolvent - Thomas Heard, of Henham, wheelwright, being unopposed, obtained his final order.

1853 Dec 23rd Morning Post
EX PARTE THE VICAR OF HENHAM In this case some property belonging to the vicarage of Henham, in the county of Essex, had been taken by a railway company, and the purchase money had been paid into court, until some other property could be selected for its investment, the dividends in the meantime to be paid to the Rev. Mr. Hawkins, the vicar – that gentleman having resigned the living. Mr Glasse now appeared in support of a petition of the new vicar, the Rev. Mr. Belmont, asking for payment of the dividends (2L. 10s.) to him; and also for such alteration of the order as had been rendered necessary by the change of vicars. Mr. T. Woods, on the part of the railway company, asked that the costs attendant upon this application, and of the alteration of the order, might not be thrown upon the company. Had the order, which, in fact, had been drawn up on the very day of Mr. Hawkin's resignation – viz., 30th of April last – been properly drawn, had it spoken of the vicar, for the time being, and not simply of the Rev. Mr. Hawkins, no alteration of it would have been necessary. The costs occasioned by the improper framing of the order would amount to about 20 L. The Vice-Chancellor said this was, no doubt, a hard case, but railway companies were bound to pay all costs occasioned by their taking property under their Acts of Parliament. An order had been made directing the dividends to be paid to the then vicar, he undertaking to complete the purchase of new property in lieu of that which had been taken. That vicar resigned, and a new one had been appointed in his place. It became necessary, therefore, to alter the order so as to meet that new state of things, and the expenses of such an alteration were directed by the act to be paid by the railway company.

1854 January 11th Essex Standard

Edward Markwell, 21, labourer, convicted of stealing a pail, the property of William Willett, of Henham, was sentenced to six weeks hard labour. Mr Bushby conducted the prosecution.

1854 22nd Mar. Essex Standard
- Saffron Walden petty Sessions 11th March - Edward Markwell, who did not appear, was fined 11s. 6d, and damage 3d. and in default to be committed for 2 months, for stealing and damaging underwood, the property of Mr. Philbrook, in the parish of Henham

1854 24th March Essex Standard - Deaths - March 20th, aged 53, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. John Mumford, of Pledgdon Hall, Henham, in this county

1854 April 28th Essex Standard
At Saffron Walden Petty Session on Thursday, (before Richard D. Thurgood, Esq, and S. Fiske, Esq), Louisa Clements, of Henham, was charged by Police Constable Jeavons with using indecent language in the public street. – Police Constable Judd pressed for a conviction in consequence of repeated nuisances of this nature. Fined 20s. and costs 5s., in default of payment committed for one month.

1854 16th June Chelmsford Chronicle
- Saffron Walden Petty Sessions - Louisa Clement, of Henham, was charged by Phoebe Clements, her sister, with stealing wearing apparel at Henham, on 8th June. Phoebe kept her clothes in a locked box at her father's house. Louisa was found, wearing the clothes, by police on the road near Bishops Stortford. Committed for trial.

1854 21st June Essex Standard - Saffron Walden Petty Sessions - June 10th. - Henry Loveday, of Great Chishall, for trespassing in pursuit of game, a stealing a partridge's egg, on Mr Hunt's land, at Great Henham, was fined 5s. with 13s. expenses

1854 Aug 23rd Essex Standard
Saffron Walden Petty Session August 19. Desertion of Families – James Clements, of Henham, was sentenced to six weeks hard labour for leaving his wife and three children chargeable to that parish. The defendant said he did not desert his family; but they were all starving, so that he was obliged to leave. He himself walked to London with nothing more to sustain him than a half-pint of beer. The Bench told him it was a mistake for him to think that by those circumstances he was driven away, when he might have had relief in the Union work-house.

1854 Aug 27th. Herts Mercury and Observer

Whereas a Petition of Thomas Heard of Henham, in the County of Essex, Wheelwright and Cooper, an INSOLVENT DEBTOR, having been filed in the County Court of Hertfordshire, holden at Bishop Stortford, in the said County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said Thomas Heard.....

1854 29th Aug. Herts Guardian, Agricultural Journal, and General Advertiser - Saffron Walden Petty Sessions Aug. 19th - James Clements of Henham was sentenced to 6 weeks hard labour for leaving his wife and 3 children chargeable to that parish. The defendant said that he did not desert his family; but they were all starving so that he was obliged to leave. He himself walked to London with nothing more to sustain him than a half-pint of beer.

1854 15th Sept Chelmsford Chronicle - Wanted. a situation as Head Nurse, and would have no objection to take an infant from a month. Address: A.B., Post Office, Henham

1854 Dec. 8th Essex Standard
VOLUNTEERING FROM THE ROYAL ESSEX RIFLES List Of Volunteers From The Essex Rifles Who Have Joined Her Majesty's Regular Forces Scots Fusilier Guards James Fuller, Henham
Joseph Yarrow, Henham  

1855 Jan 10th.
Essex Standard Railway Assessment In Essex (From the Railway Times)

Henham rejoices in possession of the Northern and Eastern sections of the line, and makes good use of the intruder . For 28 acres the company has levied an impost upon it of £250. .16d; for 2,866 acres the inhabitants can induce themselves to contribute no more than £525. 0. 10 1/2d. Plunging into fractions we discover that, while the company is assessed at £8. 19. 13/4d. per acre, the parish itself produces no more for its own poor than 3s. 73/4d per acre. Whatever complaints may exist against the guardians, the overseers, or the union itself, we should imagine that little can be said upon the conduct of the company except that it is absurdly and sinfully supine in submitting to such an infraction of the law of common sense, be the inflexibilities of the Statute of Elizabeth what they may.

1855 Feb 24th Hertford Mercury
- Inquest at The Workhouse
On Monday last an inquest was held at the Workhouse, before T. Sworder Esq., coroner, on view of the body of William Brand. The deceased belonged to the parish of Henham, in Essex, and had been an inmate of the Workhouse from the 31st Jan last. He had complained of shortness of breath, but had not been considered seriously ill, until Friday last, when he suddenly expired. Mr. Hawkes, medical officer of the Workhouse, was of opinion that the deceased died from an affection of the heart; and the jury returned a verdict to that effect.

1855 6th July Chelmsford Chronicle
- Green Farm, Henham. Messrs R.D. & B.T. Thurgood will sell by auction on Friday 13th July 1855 at 12, the genteel household furniture, superior feather beds, bed linen, iron cylinder garden roll, and other effects, of Mr. James Smith, who is leaving Henham.

1855 July 11th Essex Standard
Essex Quarter Session Crown Court Charlotte Neville, 17, and Sarah Neville 19, single-woman, were charged with breaking into the dwelling-house of Newman Willett, and stealing 13s., his property, at Henham on the 22nd of May. The latter prisoner pleaded guilty. Mr Walford prosecuted. Mary Willett, wife of prosecutor, recollected having 13s. safe in a deal box in her house on the 21st May. On the following morning she went to work in the fields, leaving her daughter in the house. The window was fastened when witness left. On going home at 11 o' clock she found the door open, the window unfastened, and the money gone. Ann Willett, the daughter, said she left the house at ½ past nine, when she locked the door and took the key with her. She went to a neighbour's a few rods off, and whilst there she saw the prisoner Charlotte go into her (witness's) mother's premises for some water. Prisoner requested her to go home with her, when prisoner asked her where her brother's money was? On returning home witness found the door open, the window broken, and her mother's box open. Police Constable James Cox also spoke to the state of the house when he went. On going to the prisoner Charlotte she said she was innocent; and afterwards on, being apprehended, she said "If I tell the truth shall I be forgiven?" Witness gave her no answer, and prisoner then said, in the presence of her aunt, that she and her sister went after the water; her sister turned the pail over and got in Willett's window, and she (prisoner) afterwards took a pail of water home. In answer to the charge, prisoner now said "Pray forgive me". She wished her sister to give evidence, and the prisoner Sarah being put into the box, Charlotte asked her "Did you do it Sarah?" to which the latter replied "Yes, and I am sorry for it" – Charlotte. Am I guilty – Sarah. No - In answer to the question the prisoner Sarah added that her sister had none of the money. The Chairman, in summing up, said the question for the Jury to consider was, whether Charlotte was sufficiently cognizant of the robbery to be dealt with as an accessory. The Jury found her Not Guilty. Sarah was sentenced to six months hard labour.

1856 Jan 26th. Hertford Mercury

The Guardians invite applications from Medical Gentlemen, properly qualified, according to the orders and regulations of the Poor Law Board, for the Appointment of MEDICAL OFFICER for the STANSTED District in this Union, comprising the parishes of Stansted, Birchanger, Elsenham, Henham, Manuden, and Ugley. Total Area, 15, 237 acres. Population 4,720.

SALARY, 140L. per annum, with the following FEES in addition, viz. -

MIDWIFERY cases, 10s. 6d. per case, if within two miles of the Medical Offer's residence, and 15s. per case beyond that distance. VACCINATION, 1s.6d. per successful case under two miles, and 2s. 6d. per case beyond that distance. AMPUTATIONS, Operations, Fractures, and Trusses, according to the scale laid down by the Poor Law Board. The Gentleman who may be appointed, will be required to reside at Stansted, and to enter upon the duties of the office as soon after the appointment as possible. Applications, giving full particulars of qualifications and age, to be made in writing, accompanied with testimonials, and forwarded to me on or before TUESDAY, the 5th February next. The Appointment will be made subject to the orders, regulations, and approval of the Poor Law Board. Candidates are not to attend the BOARD until requested to do so. By order of the BOARD, JOHN D. TAYLOR, Clerk to the Guardians, Bishop Stortford, 24th January, 1856 (You will find information further down showing that medical help was beyond the means of nearly all families - one call out to the other parishes was more than a labouring man's weekly wage)

1856 5th Mar. Essex Standard - Edward Rickett, 26, labourer, was charged with a burglary in the house of Eliza Barker, at Henham, with intent to steal. Eliza Barker said her mother kept the Star public house, at Henham; and on Christmas Eve they went to bed between 10 and 11; had been in the cellar during the evening, when it was all safe; her bed-room was over the cellar, and between 1 and 2 she heard a noise as of someone breaking in; she opened the window and called out, when she saw a man come out of the wall and run away. She recognised the prisoner and called him by names. It was hard ground which he ran over. John Dixon, of Henham, spoke to finding a shoe in the hole in the wall, which he recognised as belonging to the prisoner; and on going with the constable to the prisoner's lodging they found the corresponding one. The jury found the prisoner guilty; and a prior conviction for felony was proved. His Lordship sentenced him to 6 years penal servitude.

1856 Sept. 3rd Essex Standard
Thomas and Edward Clarke, two labourers, of Henham, were fined 5s. and costs, for being drunk and disorderly on the night of the 23rd inst.

1857 August 4th. Essex Standard - DEATHS. July 31st., at Henham, aged 69, very highly respected, Mr. James Smith, late of Broctons, Debden, in this county.

1857 14th Aug. Chelmsford Chronicle - For Sale. A six-horse power portable steam engine, complete, also a 54 combined thrashing machine, with patent drum, perforated beaters, wrought iron breasting, barley aviler, and all the modern improvements, complete, by Messrs Barrett, Exall, and Andrews, of Reading. The above engine and machine was purchased at the Chelmsford Royal Agricultural Meeting, in July, 1856, and are now offered for sale in consequence of the death of the owner. Cost price, £270. For further particulars and to view apply to Mr. A. Postle, Pledgdon Hall, Henham, near Bishops Stortford

1857 Aug 19. Essex Standard
1. DUNMOW. The storms of Thursday and Friday were severe in the north-west part of the county. At Henham a windmill, the property of Mr. Rider, and in the occupation of Mr. Barls, received the shock of lightning on the sails, and one of them was hurled to the ground and dashed to pieces. The tempest was accompanied with heavy rain and hail throughout the district. 2. SAFFRON WALDEN PETTY SESSIONS August 15th. Breach of Contract. James Monk and John Chapman, labourers, of Henham, single men, were summoned by Mr. George Collin, farmer of that place, for breaking their harvest contract. The defendants pleaded that they had not let themselves. Mr. Collin deposed that the defendants applied to him for work; Monk about a week before the 27th July asked him to give him the harvest. Witness told him he would, and he entered upon the farm immediately, with an understanding that he was to continue through the harvest; Chapman had applied a fortnight or 3 weeks before, with the same understanding began harvest on the 27th. July, and had told all the men what they were to have, namely £4..5 and none of them objected - this was for the harvest exclusive of beer; on the following Friday they each received a sovereign, they all took their money and went away peaceably; on the Monday after he was at a wheat cart, and near the stack; witness said "make haste and throw those sheaves on, there's another load standing by"; they both threw down their forks and said they would not work any more: Chapman said he knew where to get a job; and jeering witness and abusing him went away saying they knew he could not punish them, they did not come again till after he had obtained a summons from the magistrate (except to ask for their money), and then they wanted to beg in again, but witness had obtained men in their places; they then offered to pay all expenses. To be committed for two months; and £3.5 each of their wages to be abated.

1857 11th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Hall Farm, Little Henham, Essex - To Be Sold By Auction - On Thursday, Sept. 17th. and the following day, at 10, by order of the executors of the late Mr. W. Marshall - 7 capital cart horses, excellent bay 7-year old mare, quiet in harness; brown cob, 9 handsome colts and fillies, 6 milch cows, calf, 170 half-bred ewes and wethers and ewe and wether lambs, hogs, poultry, farming implements, brewing and dairy utensils, the neat household furniture, and other effects.

1857 11th Nov. Essex Standard
- Prison Green, Henham, Essex. To be sold by auction by Mr. A. Nockolds. on Friday, Nov. 13th 1857, at the Crown Inn, Henham, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. A freehold estate, consisting of a capital double tenement, with good garden, containing 20 poles (more or less), in the occupation of James Palmer and Samuel Woodcock, at the moderate rent of £6 per annum.

1858 March 20th. Perry's Bankrupt Gazette
Gazette 12th March 1858 MUMFORD, John, (died Aug, 1856,) farmer, Pledgdon Hall, Henham. Proved debts by April 15. Hearing April 21, twelve, at V.C. Stuart's Chambers, (Mumford v. King)

1858 30th April Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Petty Sessions, April 24th. John Franklin, of Elsenham, labourer, was convicted of unlawfully carrying away four hens' eggs the property of William Canning, Esq., of Henham. Sentenced to 3 weeks hard labour. Mr. Canning said that, as he was continually losing eggs from his farm, he brought this case forward as an example to the rest in the yard.

1858 May 7th Essex Standard - In the Commons, yesterday (Thursday), petitions in favour of legalizing marriage with a deceased wife's sister were presented by Mr. S. WESTERN, from Takeley and Henham, in this county; also, by the same Member, from a medical officer of the Witham Union, praying for increased remuneration for professional services.

1858 June 23rd Essex Standard - At Saffron Walden Petty Session, on Saturday – Philip Dixon, shoemaker, was charged with damaging the thatch of a shed belonging to Mr. E.S. Philbrick, of Henham. It appeared that the damage was the result of a squabble between two rival thatchers, and a material witness not being in attendance the case was dismissed for the present.

1858 10th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Pledgdon Hall, Henham, Essex to be sold by auction by Mr. Arthur Nockolds, upon the premises on Friday the 1st day of October, 1858, at 10 o'clock by order of the executors of the late Mr. John Mumford, all the valuable live and dead farming stock, brewing and dairy utensils, and capital six horsepower steam engine, with barn work, & etc

1858 17th Sept. Chelmsford Chronicle - Pledgdon Hall, Henham, Essex. Valuable live and dead farming stock to be sold by auction; upon the premises on Friday on the 1st Oct 1858 at ten o'clock by order of the executors of the late Mr. John Mumford..........

1858 29th Oct Chelmsford Chronicle - Paid. Thomas Clark, labourer, of Widdington, was summoned for snaring hares at Henham, on the 19th inst. The defendant, not appearing, was fined £5 and 9s costs, or to be committed for 3 months to hard labour.

  1858 Dec 11th. Herts Guardian
Alfred Rushall, veterinary surgeon, (Member of of the Royal Veterinary College), begs to inform the inhabitants of Bishop Stortford and its neighbourhood, that he had made arrangements with the executor of the late Mr. Mynott Titchmarsh for the transfer of the business to himself in a manner compatible with the interests of the Orphan Children. A.R. having been for nine years with the above-named Mr. Mynott Titchmarsh, and Mr. John Titchmarsh, of Henham, solicits a continuance of public patronage and support, which it will be his endeavour to merit by strict attention.

1859 18th Feb. Chelmsford Chronicle
- Saffron Walden Petty Session Feb. 12th; Robert Brand, of Henham, was charged with stealing and carrying away two wooden stakes, being part of a dead fence, the property of Mr. E.S. Philbrick, on the 1st of Jan. Fined 11s. 10d. damages 2d., costs 8s., and in default to be committed for one month.

1859 May 28th Herts Guardian
NOTICE. Any person having a Claim on the Estate of the late Emma Titchmarsh, formerly of Henham, must forward the same within 14 days from this date, to Mr. Thomas Titchmarsh, Essex. Bishop's Stortford, May 29, 1859

1859 June 22nd Essex Standard
Saffron Walden Petty Session June 18th William Davies, labourer, of Ugley, was fined 1s and 8s costs for riding on a waggon without reins. Joseph Graygoose, labourer, of Henham, was brought up under warrant for committing a breach of the peace by fighting in the public street at Henham on the 21st May last; and was bound in his own recognizance in £10 to keep the peace for twelve months.  

1859 July 8th Essex Standard

TO BE SOLD, IN THREE LOTS, Pursuant to an Order in Chancery, made in a Cause of "Mumford v. King", dated the 24th day of July 1858, with the approbation of the Vice-Chancellor, Sir John Stuart, by Mr. Arthur Nockolds, at the Crown Inn, Henham, in the County of Essex, on Friday, the 15th day of July next, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon precisely, A VALUABLE PLOT OF FREEHOLD LAND, in Platts Common, containing 3a 2r 35p, or thereabouts; and also a valuable plot of copyhold land, called Platt's Croft, containing 5a 1r 15p, or thereabouts; and also a copyhold double tenement and garden, containing 2r 4p, or thereabouts, and respectively situate in the parish of Henham, in the County of Essex, being part of the Estate of the late Mr. John Mumford, of Henham aforesaid.

1859 July 12th. Herts Guardian
Marriages. On the 21st. ult., at Chertsey, Surrey, Mr. Thomas Young, veterinary surgeon of Dunmow, to Laura, second daughter of Mr. Marshall, of Henham Hall, Essex.

1859 14th Oct. Chelmsford Chronicle - At the Saffron Walden Petty Sessions on Saturday - John Ricketts, of Henham, labourer, was convicted of drunkeness, at Stansted Mountfitchet, on the 9th of Sept., and fined 5s. and 9s. costs, which were paid

1859 Nov 9 Essex Standard
HENHAM, ESSEX. Valuable Freehold and Copyhold Property, to be sold by auction by Mr. Arthur Nockolds, At the Cock Inn, Henham, on Tuesday, November 15th. 1859, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, in two lots, by direction of the Proprietor; comprising

Three substantially-erected COTTAGES, advantageously situate in the centre of the village, and in excellent repair, with productive Gardens, and plentiful supply of Water; containing together 0a. 1r. 18p. more or less, producing a rental of £23..5 per annum. Annual Quit-rent, 4d.; Land-tax, 14s., Vicarial Rent-charge, 1sd. per annum

1860 Feb 8th Essex Standard Dunmow Petty Session Feb 6th Fowl Stealing – George Sales, of Mole Hill Green, Takeley, was charged with stealing fowls, the property of Mr. Joshua Markwell, of Brooms Farm, Henham, on the 25th of January. Mr. Markwell, son of the prosecutor, deposed that he lived at an off-hand farm called Gant's End, Elsenham, and looked after the farm for his father. Previous to the 24th of January they had there from 90 to 100 fowls, and did not miss any till Police Constable King came to him on the 28th January when he missed several. Had no doubt that those produced by King were his father's property. On Wednesday, January the 25th, between twelve and one o'clock, witness heard a noise, and the dogs barked very much, as if some one was about the premises. Did not know of any one keeping fowls of that breed in the neighbourhood. Police constable King deposed that on the 27th he went to the prisoner's house, and saw two fowls in an open shed in the yard. From what prisoner's mother said he took possession of the fowls. Later in the day he saw the prisoner, and asked him where he got the fowls from; he said he bought and paid for them.; witness asked where, and he replied "that's my business". On the 4th Feb he apprehended the prisoner at Willis's beer shop, at Broxted; told him the charge, and he said very well; on the road afterwards he said "I would sooner suffer myself than say who I bought them of". Committed to prison for 21 days.

1860 June 30th. Herts Guardian

Attractive Small landed Investments. With possession at Michaelmas next. Henham. Mr. Benjamin T. Thurgood, is instructed by the Proprietor, to sell by auction, at the Chequers Inn, Bishop's Stortford, on Thursday, July 5th, 1860, at Three for Four pm in Lots, The very productive deep stable mixed-soil.. and grass farm, known as 'Little Henham Lodge', situated by the road side, with.. in a mile of the Elsenham Station, and containing.. small Farm-house, Homestall, and 50a. 3r. 11p.. Arable and meadow land. This estate is in the occupation of Mr. Emmanuel Baines, who is under notice to quit at Michaelmas next. It is partly Freehold and the remainder Copyhold. The timber will be included in the purchase. The Land tax is redeemed. Two - thirds of the purchase money may remain.. mortgage if required.

1860 13th July Essex Standard - Estate Sale - On Thursday last, at the Chequers Inn, Bishops Stortford, Mr. B.T. Thurgood disposed of the following property, situate in Henham and Debden; Lot 1, Little Henham Lodge, consisting of 23a. 1r. 33p. of arable and grass land, with messuage and buildings. Sold for £675 to J.D. Taylor, Esq. for Joseph Baxendale. Esq. The remaining Lots, consisting of separate enclosures near Lot 1. were sold to the same gentleman, viz. Lot 2 at £91, Lot 3 £97, Lot 4 £75, Lot 5 £72, Lot 6 £430. Total £1,440.

1860 17th Aug. Chelmsford Chronicle - Saffron Walden Petty Session, August 11th. Stealing Growing Peas. Moses Fitch, of Widdington, a labouring lad, was summoned for stealing peas from the field of his employer, Mr. Charles Marshall, of Henham, farmer. PC Cox stated that he saw defendant in the field picking the peas; he went to him, and found the pea-pods on him now produced; that was about one o'clock in the day, whilst the other labourers were at dinner; the defendant's work was in the next field; defendant had since left his employer's work without giving him any notice. Mr. Marshall said that although he did not wish to press the case severely, he was compelled to bring it forward as he had so many peas stolen, and he wished to put a stop to it. Committed for fourteen days.

1860 Oct 20th. Herts Guardian
Henham, near Bishop Stortford, Essex. All the excellent LIVE and DEAD FARMSTOCK, clover and grass hay, and ... late the property of John Stallibrass, Esq., deceased... TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by order of the executors by Mr. William Rand, upon the premises, on Wednesday, October 24th at 10 o'clock. Comprising twelve powerful young cart horses bred upon the farm and suited for dray purposes; waggons, carts, ploughs, harrows, seed and .., drills, hand thrashing machine, turnip cutters,.. and malt mills, hand tools, harnesses, assortment of brewing utensils, and 2 large stacks - one of red clover, and one stack of grass hay secured.., and a stack of bound straw.

1861 Feb 6th Essex Standard
Colchester Town Hall, Feb 4th. Louisa Clements, 27 years of age, who stated that she came from Henham, near Bishop's Stortford, was charged with being found in a barn on the private property of Mr. Nevill, and with being drunk. The prisoner was found by police - constable Sandle in a very drunken state in the barn at midnight on Saturday, and was brought to the police - station. The Bench ordered her to be seen out of the town, and to have 1s given to her.

1861 Feb 27th Essex Standard

Saffron Walden Petty Session Feb 23rd James and George Reynolds, brothers, were charged with stealing two land-ditching spades, the property of George Mead and John Ingold, labourers, of Henham, on the 19 inst. James was convicted and sentenced to six weeks hard labour; but the evidence against George was not deemed sufficiently conclusive for his conviction.

1861 July 31st. Essex Standard

Marriages - July 22nd. At All Saints, Southampton, Alfred Lyles Mumford, C.E., of Crewe, Cheshire, son of the late John Mumford Esq., of Pledgedon Hall, Henham, in this county, to Anne Jane Lauretta, eldest daughter of Mr. John Owen, of Tygwyn, Carnarvon, North Wales.

1861 Oct 8th Suffolk Herald

Marriages – On the 1st inst., at Widdington, by the Rev. James C.L. Court, Rector, Mr Ebenezer Cowell, of the Lodge Farm, Henham to Martha, only daughter of Mr. Wm. Perry, of the Hall Farm, Widdington.

1861 Nov 19 Suffolk Herald
- Deaths – On the 5th inst, aged 64, Mr. James Orger, Henham, Essex

1862 Jan 10th Essex Standard

ACCIDENT BY FIRE. On Wednesday, at Henham, near Bishop's Stortford, the wife of a labourer names Brand left an infant twelve months in her cottage near the fire, before which was a clothes'-horse with clothes airing. By some means these became ignited, and fell upon the poor child, which was burnt to death. A similar accident occurred in the same parish about the same time to the child of a labourer named Clark which is not expected to recover.

1862 Feb 25th Suffolk Herald

Marriages - On the 18th inst, at Hollington, Sussex, Thomas, the third son of the late Mr. James Orger, of Henham, Essex to Lucy Charlotte, eldest daughter of Mrs J. Green, Hastings.

1862 May 13th Suffolk Herald
On the 8th inst., at St. Margaret's, Ipswich, Mr. H. T. Waterworth, of Colchester, to Ann, fourth and only daughter of the late Mr. J. Ling of Henham.

1862 Aug 2nd Ipswich Journal Marriages
Mr Lewis Newport, of Cambridge, to Alice, only daughter of Mr William Bowtell, of Henham, Essex.

1862 Oct 2nd The Standard The Meteor of Sept 25th. TO THE EDITOR Sir, Your Ventnor correspondent makes mention of a very fine meteor being observed by him on Thursday last, Sept 25th, at 6.28pm. Now perhaps it will not be uninteresting for him to know that almost at that exact time I saw a splendid meteor (apparently within a short distance) descending in a westerly direction. This was in the parish of Oakley, about six miles north of Bishops Stortford. I am quite positive that it must have been just about 6.28 or 6.30, as although I did not look at my watch – yet I could judge the time pretty well from the trains that had passed me on my drive home, and likewise from the time I arrived at Henham. I enclose my card, And remain, Sir, yours obediently, A.H.B.
Henham, Essex, Sept 30th.

1862 Nov 12th Morning Post
- Births – RAWES – On the 6th inst., at Henham Parsonage, Mrs. R.E. Rawes, prematurely of a daughter.

1863 Jan 2nd Essex Standard
- SAFFRON WALDEN PETTY SESSION Dec. 27th Albert and Samuel Snow, labourers, of Elsenham, were summoned for setting snares, in the parish of Henham, on the 10th Dec. – Albert discharged; Samuel fined 1s and 9s costs, or 21 days' imprisonment.

1863 March 27th. Essex Standard
- DEATHS, March 22nd., aged 62 years, Mrs. Mary Bush, widow of Mr. James Bush, late of Henham, in this county.

1863 Oct 13th. Herts Guardian
Bishop's Stortford Petty Sessions Oct 8th. Eriza Reed (36), Henham, Essex, was charged with stealing 2 lbs. of bacon, the property of Mr. Robert Clayden, on the 1st inst. The prosecutor withdrew the charge

1863 Oct 29. Essex Standard - Marriages - At Henham, by the Rev. A.H. Belman, Mr. Charles Marshall, of Little Henham Hall, to Mary Ann, only daughter of the late Mr. James Bush, of Bacon's Farm.

1863 Nov 17th Suffolk Herald

Married – On the 7th inst., at St. Mary's, Plaistow, Mr. W.H. Winmill, of Plaistow, Essex, to Fanny Sarah, only surviving daughter of the late John Mumford, Esq of Pledgedon Hall, Henham in the same county.

1864 Feb 12th Chelmsford Chronicle.
Saffron Walden Petty Session. William Willett, of Henham, labourer, and Charles Baynes, of Broxted, labourer, appeared to summonses charging them with trespassing in search of rabbits on the land of Messrs. John and Ebenezer Cowell, at Henham, on the 23rd. Jan, but the cases against each were dismissed.

1864 Feb 24th Essex Stansted - SAFFRON WALDEN PETTY SESSION Feb 20th. Joseph Staines, Alfred Neville, Charles Neville, and William Sage, young labourers, of Henham were summoned for being drunk and neglecting the work of their master, Mr. G.F. Collin, farmer, of the same place, on the 13th inst – Staines only appeared, and was fined 5s. and costs, Mr. Collins not pressing for a severe punishment. Warrants were issued for the apprehension of the other defendants.

1864 April 27th. Essex Standard - Marriages - April 14th., at the Independent Chapel, Little Hadham, Mr. Joseph Houghton, of Henham, to Mary, daughter of Mr. John Saxby, of Little Hadham.

1864 May 20th. Chelmsford Chronicle
. Local Petitions. In the Commons, on Friday, praying for the repeal of the malt tax, by Mr. Du Cane, from the inhabitants of Henham, Saffron Walden, and four other parishes in Essex

1864 July 29 Essex Standard - SAFFRON WALDEN PETTY SESSION July 23rd. William Green, labourer, of Thaxted, was fined 3s. with 5s costs for riding on a waggon drawn by four horses without reins at Henham on the 7th.

1864 August 5th. Chelmsford Chronicle - DEATHS. J.J. Mumford, Esq., on 11th May, at Durban, late of Pledgedon Hall, Henham, in this county

1864 August 12th. Essex Standard
- Robert Clarke, labourer, of Henham, was fined 2s. and 8s. costs, for being drunk and riotous in the public street, on the 30th July, John Bentley, labourer, was summoned for riding without reins in a waggon drawn by horses on the highway at Henham, on the 1st August. Fined 5s. and 5s. costs, or 21 day's hard labour.

1864 Oct 21st. Chelmsford Chronicle
- New Congregational Church, Stansted Mountfitchet. Drawings of the intended building, prepared by the architect, Mr. Jasper Cowell, formerly of Henham, now of Tyndal Place, Islington

1864 Oct 28th. Chelmsford Chronicle

Whereas William Mumford, of Elsenham, in the county of Essex, and Mary Ann Orger, of Henham, in the same county, widow, being respectively interested under the provisions of "The Acts for the Inclosure, Exchange, and Improvement of Lands" in the Lands and Hereditaments set forth in the Schedule hereunder written, with the easements and appurtenances thereunto belonging, and being desirous of effecting an exchange of the same, have made application, in writing, to the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales, to direct inquiries whether such proposed exchange would be beneficial to the owners of such Lands and Hereditaments, and to proceed with the same under the provisions of the said Acts. The Schedule To Which The Foregoing Notice Refers Land and Hereditaments in which the above - named William Mumford is interested, situate in the parish of Henham, in the county of Essex, and proposed to be exchanged for the Land and Hereditaments hereinafter specified.

No. 562 on Tithe Map, further description = Further Alders, in his own occupation, 0a. 3r. 30p. Land and Hereditaments in which the above - named Mary Ann Orger is interested, situate in the parish of Henham, in the county of Essex, and proposed to be exchanged for the Land and Hereditaments hereinafter specified.

No. 501 on Tithe map, further description = Cracks Ley, in the occupation of George Orger, 1a. 3r. 0p. Witness my hand this 22nd. day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty-four.

H. Pyne, By Order of the Board.