Lanark County Convictions 1859-Who Do you Know?






Return of Convictions for the Quarter Ending December 31, 1859

Neglect of Statute Labor:

James Swague, 10 shillings

Non-performance of Statute Labor

William Boulton, 10 shillings

Charles Cheater 10 shillings

Neglect of Duty

Patrick Murphy and Daniel Scully, one pound five shillings each

Assault and Battery

Patrick English, Charles Whiting, John Whiting, Donald McPherson, ten shillings each

Paul Weatherhill, two pounds ten shillings

Allan Dobbie, one shilling


Michael Gorman, Mrs. Gorman Sr., Thomas Deacon, one shilling each

William Gull, five shillings

Martin Larkins, one pound, ten shillings

Refusing to Perform Statute Labor

Donald McPherson, 11 shillings, 3 pence

Servant’s Wages

Oliver Wright, Prosecutor; James O’Brien, Defendant:  Ordered to put in his time

Allan Cole, Prosecutor; Henry Bromly, Defendant:  Wages as a carpenter—ordered to submit to arbitration

Selling liquor without a license:

Robert Andrews, James E. Cuthbert, Daniel Smith, seven pounds ten shillings each

Drunk and Disorderly

Archibald Gillies, one pound

James Binks and Colin Binks, five shillings each

Jeremiah Kelly, Eliza Lamsden, ten shillings each

Francis Tuft, J. Blackwell, one pound each

James Lewis, five shillings

Sworn His Life

Thomas Wallace

Non-payment of Wages

John S. Menatian(?)—paid the wages

Orange Wright


Patrick Kelly and John Briers, ten shillings each

Insubordination Upon Parade As Militiaman

Alexander Moodie, one pound, five shillings

Selling Liquor Contrary to License

Andrew Parks, one pound, five shillings

Selling Liquor On The Sabbath

William Code, five pounds

Selling Liquor Without A License

James Jackson, two pounds, ten shillings


John McDowell, Angus McPherson, Thomas Sorson, Pere Javal, Elere Dubois, James Noveau, Francis Dubois, William Morrow, Jr., Abraham Boland, William Moveau, five shillings each

Malicious Injury

Peter Sampson, 15 shillings

Leaving her master’s employment
Mary Gilmour, prosecuted by John McIntosh also Jane Gilmoure, two pounds, ten shillings each

Left Employ Contrary to Agreement

Peter Portagu, William McKay, five shillings


Receiving a distress from collector Patrick Gibbons prosecuted by Francis Dooner, five shillings



Perth Courier, May 18, 1860

I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt from the young men of this place at the hands of D. Fraser, Jr., the sum of $25.18.  Mrs. Anne Dennison (note, we understand that about $100 in addition to the above has been collected by other parties ostensibly for the benefit of the widow but that she has not received as yet—can anybody tell what has become of the money? Or who has it?  Or why it has not been paid over?  Was the money collected under false pretenses?  Shall we have to mention names?)



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Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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