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?)



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 and now in The Townships Sun

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Breach of the Town Bylaws and Other Convictions.. Sept. 11 1888

Justice of the Peace Convictions for the County of Lanark–July 17, 1885

Assault Abusive Language and Bridget McNee

The Notorious Bridget McGee of Perth

Down at the Old Perth Gaol

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

Auctionering Without a License and Pigs on the Loose

Going to the Chapel –Drummond Whalen and Johnson of Carleton Place

“One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” in Lanark County

Jailhouse Rock in Lanark County Part 2

The Drunken Desperados of Carleton Place

The Young Offenders of Lanark County


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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