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August 3, 2018

Wellington Co. Criminal Assize Clerk criminal indictment files

Criminal Assize Clerk criminal indictment files, 1853-1929

Following is a list of Defendants in Wellington County, the charges brought against them and the year. This is an index only, for full details consult RG 22-392 at the Archives of Ontario. These are not online, and are not available on ILL (InterLibraryLoan). You have to search in person at the Archives of Ontario.

It might be easier for you to find what you need to get the full record on a person of interest, by using the links at Olive Tree Genealogy's Special Collections in Ontario page. Look for the link to Archives Descriptive Database
  1. Alexander, William J.; Charged with Criminal Negligence: Wellington County
  2. Allen, Cyrus; Charged with Perjury: Wellington County
  3. Beardsley, Cyrus B.; Charged with Arson: Wellington County
  4. Bedard, John et al.; Charged with Manslaughter (NOTE: Jail Governor assaulted
  5. during escape attempt - LATER DIED of injuries): Wellington County
  6. Beisel, Nellie; Charged with Murder: Wellington County
  7. Bingham, Frank; Charged with Seduction: Wellington County
  8. Blake, John et al.; Charged with Assault; Robbery with violence: Wellington County
  9. Braiden, James; Charged with Riot and Assault: Wellington County
  10. Bunyan, John; Charged with Destroying for a fraudulent purpose a valuable security:
  11. Wellington County
  12. Burgess, James; Charged with Horse stealing: Wellington County
  13. Burgman, Albert B.; Charged with Criminal Negligence: Wellington County
  14. Burke, A.L. et al.; Charged with Conspiracy: Wellington County
  15. Canfield, Patrick; Charged with Attempt to have Carnal Knowledge: Wellington County
  16. Canfield, Patrick; Charged with Manslaughter: Wellington County
  17. Carriere or Cariere, George; Charged with Shooting with Intent to Murder: Wellington County
  18. Cartledge, John; Charged with Manslaughter: Wellington County
  19. Cass, John; Charged with Manslaughter; Assault: Wellington County
  20. Cassidy, William; Charged with Embezzlement: Wellington County
  21. Chambers, Thomas; Charged with Larceny (2 counts each): Wellington County
  22. Clarke, Wilfred R.; Charged with Manslaughter: Wellington County
  23. Clarke, William; Charged with Conspiracy to prevent public justice: Wellington County
  24. Cooper, Henry; Charged with Horse stealing; Larceny of a Chattel: Wellington County
  25. Cooper, James; Charged with Rape: Wellington County
  26. Coughlin, James; Charged with Assault causing actual bodily harm: Wellington County
  27. Coutts, William; Charged with Murder (not guilty by reason of insanity): Wellington County
  28. Cudney, Epsie (Female); Charged with Uttering forged notes (2 counts): Wellington County
  29. Dewitt, George; Charged with Carnally knowing a girl under 14 years: Wellington County
  30. Dingman, Peter; Charged with Seduction: Wellington County
  31. Douglass, George; Charged with Embezzlement: Wellington County
  32. Dowling, John; Charged with Assault: Wellington County
  33. Dudley, Eliza; Charged with Concealment of birth: Wellington County
  34. Elliott, Albert; Charged with Cattle Stealing: Wellington County
  35. Elliott, Thomas; Charged with Cattle Stealing: Wellington County
  36. Field, Robert; Charged with Larceny (2 counts each): Wellington County
  37. Field, Robert; Charged with Larceny: Wellington County
  38. Fischer, James; Charged with Attempting to commit Rape: Wellington County
  39. Fischer, James; Charged with Indecent Assault: Wellington County
  40. Fleming, Mathew et al.; Charged with Criminal Negligence: Wellington County
  41. Foley, John; Charged with Defamatory Libel: Wellington County
  42. Forrestill, Philip; Charged with Forgery and Uttering: Wellington County
  43. Garner, Benjamin; Charged with Embezzlement: Wellington County
  44. George, Earl; Charged with Manslaughter: Wellington County
  45. Gerrie, Peter; Charged with Perjury: Wellington County
  46. Gilbert, Richard; Charged with Seducing a girl between fourteen and sixteen years:
  47. Wellington County
  48. Giovannizzo, James et al.; Charged with Murder: Wellington County
  49. Girvin, Thomas; Charged with Rape; Administering of a drug to commit an Indictable
  50. Offence: Wellington County
  51. Goetz, Charles; Charged with Rape: Wellington County
  52. Goings, Victor; Charged with Attempt to Commit Rape: Wellington County
  53. Golden, James; Charged with Conspiracy to prevent public justice: Wellington County
  54. Goodrich, Rhemus; Charged with Uttering: Wellington County
  55. Grand Trunk Railway; Charged with Common Nuisance: Wellington County
  56. Gray, Samuel; Charged with Arson (See also Morgan-1880): Wellington County
  57. Grimshaw, Thomas; Charged with Perjury: Wellington County
  58. Grisch, Charles; Charged with Indecent Assault: Wellington County
  59. Guelph, City of; Charged with Maintaining a Common Nuisance: Wellington County
  60. Guelph, Municipal Corp. of; Charged with Maintaining a Nuisance: Wellington County
  61. Hamill, Thomas; Charged with Obtaining a chattel by False Pretenses: Wellington County
  62. Hammond, William; Charged with Assault: Wellington County
  63. Hanlon, William; Charged with Forgery (2 counts): Wellington County
  64. Harold, Edward; Charged with Arson: Wellington County
  65. Harvey, William H.; Charged with Murder (Three victims but only one case tried):
  66. Wellington County
  67. Hawkins, James; Charged with Forgery: Wellington County
  68. Hewitt, Isaac; Charged with Forcible Entry (See also Watson - 1881): Wellington County
  69. Hill, Thomas; Charged with Rape: Wellington County
  70. Hornbostle, Edward; Charged with Assault with intent to commit rape: Wellington County
  71. Howes, Conrad; Charged with Uttering (3 counts): Wellington County
  72. Hunt, James; Charged with Break, Enter and Stealing,: Wellington County
  73. Ibbotson, Robert; Charged with Larceny: Wellington County
  74. Jackson, Harvey; Charged with Criminal Negligence: Wellington County
  75. Johnston, William; Charged with Larceny: Wellington County
  76. Keating, Alexander; Charged with Manslaughter; Assault: Wellington County
  77. Keleher, Richard; Charged with Uttering (3 counts): Wellington County
  78. Kelly, Patrick; Charged with Stealing Cattle (See also Myles- 1880): Wellington County
  79. Kennry, Thomas; Charged with Manslaughter: Wellington County
  80. Kenny, Thomas (Jr.); Charged with Malicious injury to real property: Wellington County
  81. Kilpatrick, David C.; Charged with Forgery (4 counts): Wellington County
  82. Kinsman, Daniel; Charged with Conspiracy: Wellington County
  83. Kinsman, Daniel; Charged with Conspiracy: Wellington County
  84. Krantz, Fred; Charged with Incest: Wellington County
  85. Legaro, Tony; Charged with Murder: Wellington County
  86. Leich, Hubert; Charged with Manslaughter: Wellington County
  87. Loker, Margaret; Charged with Murder: Wellington County
  88. Loughran, Colonel; Charged with Concealment of birth: Wellington County
  89. Lovell, William John; Charged with Horse stealing (2 counts); Larceny: Wellington County
  90. Lowry, Richard; Charged with Horse stealing; Larceny of a Chattel: Wellington County
  91. Madill, Elmer; Charged with Arson; Criminal Conspiracy: Wellington County
  92. Madill, John Byron; Charged with Arson; Criminal Conspiracy: Wellington County
  93. Madill, John Byron; Charged with False Pretenses: Wellington County
  94. Madill, John Byron; Charged with Perjury: Wellington County
  95. McCall, William; Charged with Endangering safety of travellers on Railway:
  96. Wellington County
  97. McCarthy, Edward; Charged with Fraud: Wellington County
  98. McCorvie, Bert; Charged with Criminal Negligence: Wellington County
  99. McDermott, Jeremiah; Charged with Larceny and Embezzlement: Wellington County
  100. McGrath, Thomas; Charged with Rape: Wellington County
  101. McKnight, William; Charged with Perjury: Wellington County
  102. McShane, Frank; Charged with Rape: Wellington County
  103. Milligan, Alexander; Charged with Shop Breaking: Wellington County
  104. Mills, McKenzie; Charged with Forgery: Wellington County
  105. Mitchell, Henry; Charged with Wounding with intent: Wellington County
  106. Morgan, John; Charged with Arson (See also Gray-1880): Wellington County
  107. Myles, George; Charged with Stealing Cattle (3 counts) (See also Kelly - 1880):
  108. Wellington County
  109. Nelson, Robert; Charged with Rape: Wellington County
  110. Nichol, John James; Charged with Robbery attended with violence: Wellington County
  111. O'Connor, James; Charged with Abusing girl under 14 years (less than 11 years):
  112. Wellington County
  113. O'Donnel, James; Charged with Assaulting a Police Officer: Wellington County
  114. O'Keefe, John; Charged with Burglary; Larceny: Wellington County
  115. Paddock, George; Charged with Seduction under Promise of Marriage: Wellington County
  116. Peavoy, Joseph; Charged with Arson: Wellington County
  117. Portatelli, Guiseppe; Charged with Murder: Wellington County
  118. Powley, William; Charged with Perjury: Wellington County
  119. Price, Martin; Charged with Burglary: Wellington County
  120. Purcell, John; Charged with Rape: Wellington County
  121. Ragan; Charged with Housebreaking: Wellington County
  122. Ray, Gladstone; Charged with Murder: Wellington County
  123. Reid, Mark; Charged with Breaching Rail Road Rules (Train Wreck and Death):
  124. Wellington County
  125. Roberts, Charles; Charged with Murder (Not guilty by reason of Insanity): Wellington County
  126. Roberts, Samuel; Charged with Perjury; Disobedience of Statute: Wellington County
  127. Royce, Frederick; Charged with Conspiracy: Wellington County
  128. Royce, Frederick; Charged with Conspiracy: Wellington County
  129. Searle, William; Charged with Seduction: Wellington County
  130. Sherwood, Eleazar; Charged with Forgery (3 counts): Wellington County
  131. Soden, Robert; Charged with Larceny: Wellington County
  132. Steinberg, Samuel; Charged with Theft: Wellington County
  133. Stewart, Alexander; Charged with Speaking Seditious Words: Wellington County
  134. Stone, Mary; Charged with Larceny: Wellington County
  135. Strome, George; Charged with Causing death by furious driving and other wilful misconduct:
  136. Wellington County
  137. Swift, George Edward; Charged with Manslaughter: Wellington County
  138. Thompson, Joseph; Charged with Breaching Rail Road Rules (Train Wreck and Death):
  139. Wellington County
  140. Thompson, Richard; Charged with Having possession of explosives with
  141. intention to injure property: Wellington County
  142. Turner, George; Charged with Unlawful wounding: Wellington County
  143. Walker, Charles S.; Charged with Obtaining Money by False Pretenses: Wellington County
  144. Walker, James; Charged with Arson: Wellington County
  145. Watson, Adam et al.; Charged with Forcible Entry and Detainer
  146. (See also Hewitt- 1881): Wellington County
  147. Wilkie, Thomas; Charged with Rape; Indecent Assault: Wellington County
  148. Williams, Edward; Charged with Horse Stealing: Wellington County
  149. Williams, James; Charged with Attempted Rape: Wellington County
  150. Williams, James; Charged with Larceny (of copper tubes): Wellington County
  151. Williams, Rainer; Charged with Rape: Wellington County
  152. Wilson, Peter; Charged with Manslaughter: Wellington County
  153. Wright, William; Charged with Steal registered Letter: Wellington County
  154. Young, Robert; Charged with Receiving stolen Goods: Wellington County
  155. Zinger, Joseph; Charged with Murder: Wellington County

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