Frederick Hudgell


  Frederick Anthony HUDGELL

ID No 80

   1820 - 1890

Born: Chigwell Essex

Parents: John HUDGELL and Charlotte HYDE

Frederick Hudgell was aged 17 when along with Joseph Hall he was charged with burglary from the house of Alice French and stealing 2 bushels of apples worth 20 shillings.

He served 6 months  imprisonment with hard labour for this.

Three years later in 1840 he married Caroline Neville and had 2 children, he was not charged with any further crimes. It seems like this is the only touch with crime that Frederick has and after his initial stealing he never crossed with the law again. 


Frederick Hudgell in court on 4th April 1837


Essex document ref: Q/SR 1072

At top above details of indictments:

     To be severely imprisoned and kept to hard labor (sic) in the gaol at Springfield six calendar months.

     Puts himself Guilty                  

Main body of text:

     The jurors for our Lord the King, upon their oath present, that FREDERICK HUDGELL late of the parish of Chigwell in the County of Essex, labourer, and Joseph Hall the younger, late of the same place, labourer –

     On the 13th day of March in the seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, with Force and Arms, at the parish aforesaid in the County aforesaid, a certain Building of one

      Alice French, widow, there situate feloniously did break and enter (the said building being then within the heretitage of the dwelling house of the said Alice French there situate and by the said “Alice” French there occupied therewith and there being then and there no communication between the said Building and the said Dwelling house either immediate or by means of any covered and unclosed passage leading from the one to the other and that the said Frederick Hudgell and Joseph Hall the younger then and there in the said Building with Force and Arms

     Two bushels of apples of the value of twenty shillings of the Goods and Chattels of the said Alice French in the said building then and there being found.

(Larceny from the building within the cartilage) then and there in the said building feloniously did steal, take and carry away, against the form of the statute in such case made and provided and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his Crown and Dignity

Initialled and no.29

On the back:

Alice French

John Rowe

Levi Grout   (Publican)

3 Sworn in court

A true Bill.


Frederick Hudgell



Estimated Birth Year:

abt 1820

Date of Trial:

4 Apr 1837

Trial Year:


Location of Trial:

Essex, England




Cartilage breaking and stealing





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