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

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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