Justice of the Peace Convictions for the County of Lanark–Dec. 13, 1898-Who Do You Know?




Perth Courier, January 13, 1899

Return of Convictions for the Period Ending Dec. 13, 1898

Petty Trespass

George McGrath, fined $2.00

Napoleon Breard, fined $1.00

Damage to Property:

Alexander White, fined $4


William Curran, sent to gaol

Thomas Johnston, 15 days in gaol

George Smith, 20 days in gaol

James O’Keefe, $2.00 fine

Elizabeth Mitchell, William Smith, Samuel Snider, Thomas James Prior, Robert McCoy, Archibald McNeill, John Garwood, John Fisher and Henry Plinston, each six months in gaol

Martin Sullivan, three months in gaol

Furious Driving on the Street:

Albert Leaway and William King, fined $2.00

Disorderly Conduct:

William Nicholson, fined $3

Eph. Little, Wesley Hick, Miner Sadler, fined $2.00 each

Ernest Holmes and John Steacy, fined $1.00 each


Bernard Trainor, charged by Ellen Trainor, $2.00 plus costs

Arthur Gatfield and John Houston, charged by James Prisley, fined $1.00 each

Charles Maloney, charged by John McArton, Jr. for Mary McArton, fined 44

Robert Armstrong and William O’Meara, charged by A. Bertrand, fined $5 and $1 respectively

J.J. Ennis, charged by R.A. Campbell, fined $1


Sarah Trainor, sent to gaol

Neglect to Turn Out on Highway

Thomas Chapman, fined $3

Allowing In Bar

Peter P. Salter, fined $20

Carrying a Pistol

J.D. Colvin, fined $5

Carrying a Revolver

W.J. Price, fined $10

Drunk and Disorderly:

  1. Gleason, fined $3

Martin Conlin, fined $5

Keeping Bar Open

  1. Grace, $20

Selling Liquor After Hours

George O’Brien, fined $20

Breach of Cattle Bylaws

Andrew Armour fined $2

William Bennett, fined $1

Abusive Language

Hudson Payne, fined $1, charged by Jno Larkins

Mrs. A. Nolan, fined $1, charged by George Herrington


  1. Brown, $2

Martin Conlin, $5

Infraction of License Law

E.(?) Lambert, $20

Deteriorating Milk

Michael Curtis, $30

James Roger, $40

Cow at Large

John Daughan, Edward James, Edward Bygrove, each fined $1

Frank Hourigan and William Zelden, each $5


John G. Henly, charged by J. Flett, committed for trial

Albert Quinn, charged by Michael Lappin, committed for trial

Buying Goods On Market before Hours

Thomas Clark, Mr. Bissonette, A. McLean, each fined $2

Cattle at Large:

A Stephens, $1

William Zeldon and J. Bothwell, $5 each

Horses at Large:

Hy. Crate, $5


James Moore and James Morrison, each $1

Horse Running at Large

James Noonan, $1


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Want to see more? Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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