Run Pig Run–Shake it Off! Convictions of 1870





Lanark & District Museum–Photo

Return of Convictions to March, 1870

Selling Liquor Contrary to the Law

Michael Brennan, $20 fine

Assault and Battery:

John S. Coombs, charges brought by William Kyle, fined $4

William Kyle, charges brought by John S. Coombs, fined $4

George Palmer, Jr., charges brought by William Acheson, fined $2

Simon McVettie, charges brought by John Robertson, fined $1

James Smart, charges brought by Margaret Smart, fined $1

Selling Liquor Without a License:

Edward Kennedy, fined $40

Drunk and Disorderly

Bridget Laducier, 21 days in jail



Lanark & District Museum–Photo


Return of Convictions for the Period Ending June 30 1870

Assault and Battery:

  1. Cochland & J. Mahar, charges brought byMichael Morrison, fined $5 each.

James Ward, charges brought by Cornelius Murphy, fined $15

Dennis O’Brien, charges brought by Benjamin Watson, fined $2

John Scott, charges brought by Thomas Morrison, fined $19

William G. Tully, charges brought by John Tully, fined $3

James Hughes, charges brought by Elizabeth Walker, fined $6

John Baryman, charges brought by M. Baryman and Samuel Charles, fined $19.

Peter McEwen, charges brought by Christina McEwen, fined $4

William Cavanaugh, charges brought by William Tweedy, fined $16

June McCaig, charges brought by Mary Copeland, fined $1


Adam Craig, charges brought by John McFarlane, fined twenty cents

Susan Love, and Edwin Love, charges brought by Mary Robinson, fined $1 each

Assault and Battery and P. Haley and Breach of Trespass:

John Hourigan, fined $1


Thomas Elliott, did not pay, fine, twenty days in jail at hard labor

Indecent Language

Thomas Nixon, William Jennings, Donald Campbell, William O’Brien, John Moore, charges brought by Janet McQuattie, fined $1 each.

Assaulting a Child

Mary Robinson, charges brought by Edwin Love, fined $1

Malicious Injury to Property:

Stewart McFarland, charges brought by Robert Elliott, fined $5.25.

Allow Hogs to Run at Large:

A.C. Craig, fined 25 cents


Aaron Derrick, Edward BeemanJames Whalen, charges brought by B. Merrick, fined $2.50 each.

Insulting Language

John Murray, charges brought by Patrick Conlin, fined $1

Obstructing a Road

John Murray, fined $1




Throwing a Snowball is Going to Cost you $1- Your Convictions of 1898

To Steal a Barge on Ebb’s Bay— Your Convictions of 1897

Step Right Up- Here are Your Family Convictions-September, 1894

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

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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