Unsolved Murders

William Sumford

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 2 Apr 1607

Place: Goldhanger, Essex

William Sumford was beaten to death in Goldhanger.

Two men from Heybridge were tried for his murder. It was said that they had assaulted him by punching and kicking him at Goldhanger on 2 April 1607.

However, the jury returned the verdict that he had died from divine visitation

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see Calendar Of Assize Records - Essex Indictments James I - JS Cockburn

see Assizes 35/49/2