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

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November 11 1897 

The case of John Moore against Wm. Morris of unlawfully appropriating a barge lying in Ebbs’ Bay, on Mississippi Lake, came before His Honor Judge Senkler in Perth on Monday. The act being without intent, the defendant was discharged as not guilty.— Carleton Place Herald

 

Men, women and children worked long hard hours and sometimes in dangerous conditions to ensure the boats and cargos reached their destinations. Transportation of goods was very much a family affair, with even the children learning to help. The work was hard and tough and these Mississippi River transporters should be remembered. Who knows what happened in this case, but it must have been serious enough to warrant coming before a judge. Or was it just a quarrel?

 

Return of Convictions for the Period Ending March 8 1897

Disturbing Meeting of Religious Worship

Joseph Foster, complainant James Scott, fine $1

Allowing Persons In Bar During Prohibited Hours

Walter McIlquham, fined $20

Jas. E. Rathwell, fined $20

Disorderly:

Walton B. Stewart, fined $4

John Boone, fined #1

Fast Driving on the Street

William McGuire, fined 44

Robert Cowie, fined $2

Assault:

Thomas Lee, fined $2

Michael Lee, fined $1

John Murphy, fined $8.50

Vagrancy:

Isaac Malone, four months in gaol

Henry Russell, George Martin, John Kelly, Hynes McDonald, John Gilligan, W. Baker, all thirty days in gaol

Damage to Property:

John Boone, fined $1

Insulting Language:

Jas. O’Donohoe, fined $1

Drunk and Disorderly:

James Twohey, fined $11

James O”Meara, fined $11

Jos. Bissonette, fined $2

Thomas Saunders, fined $4

Breach of Early Closing Bylaw:

James Murray, fined #3.25

Perth Courier, April 15, 1898

 

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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

 

 

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Lanark County Convictions 1859-Who Do you Know?

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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

Assault

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

Misdemeanor

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

Trespass

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

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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

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

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

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

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February 2 1890-Almonte Gazette

The Perth gaol has been pretty foul of tramps and paupers this winter. Several were liberated a few days ago by the order of the Ontario Attorney. We need to accept employment on the doable track- and a contract between Gananoque and Belleville. This shows the necessity of some change in the mode of dealing with paupers or tramps.

The gaol is not the proper place for them, for two reasons : In the first place, some of these men may comr from misfortune, and not from evil habits,  and have been compelled to seek the shelter and food to be found in the gaol. It is scarcely fair, and certainly not wise, to compel them to associate with criminals of all grades and degrees of wickedness.

In the second place if the county provided a poorhouse, many kinds 0f light labour could be supplied for feeble paupers, by which means they could earn at least a part of their support. The Brockville town council lately tried in vain to induce the Leeds and Grenville county council to join with them in erecting such a place for the poor, and the Recorder points out that the county pays out yearly for the relief of its poor. The Ontario Government is likely to deal at an early day, if not this session, with this question.

Return of Convictions for the Period Ending June 14, 1898

Trespass:

Jno. Reid and Jno Denham, Henry Rescroft, Wilmer Fleming, William Wright, Robert Hornebrook, Andrew Armour, Fred Griffith, George Stewart, Loren Griffith, each fined $1

Drunkenness

Jake Angus and Frank Bennett, each fined $5

Drunk and Disorderly

Jacob Leslie, Dinah Harper and John O’Hare, each fined $2

Selling After Hours:

Michael Dixon and F. Lambert, each fined $20

Sale of Liquor During Prohibited Hours:

Jacob Morris and George A. Jackman, each fined $20

Disorderly:

William Nicholson, fined $5

  1. St. James, and Jas. Phillips, each fined $1

Breech of Game Act

Thomas Needham, fined $5

Insane

David Morreau, committed to gaol

Battery

Robert Cowie, complainant was Frank Boothroyd, fined $2

Assault

Robert Cowie, complainant was Archibald Calhoun, fined $1

Mrs. D. Logan, complainant was Duncan Ferguson, fined $1

Alexander Short, fined $5

  1. Molin, fined $5.25

Richard Duffy, fined $1 plus costs

Congregating on Street Corners:

George Dixon, Reginald Simpson, James Ennis, George Black, Jas. O’Neil, Thomas Willoughby, W. Willoughby, Charles Thornhill, J. Murphy, H. Easton, each fined $5.25

  1. Huddleston, John Davis and Ed. Marquette, each fined $1.50

Vagrancy:

Jacob Thompson, William Henry, Esther Majory, L. Shaw, Susan Bennett, Jno. K. Elliott, each received six months in gaol

Throwing Balls of Snow

Jas. McAllister, fined $1

Practicing Medicine Without a License

Dr. W. McKay, ten days in gaol

Causing a Disturbance on a Public Road

John Salter, fined $9.75

James Nolan, J. Conlin, and George Nolan, each fined $5.25

Refusing to Pay Wages

William Hogg, complainant was Alexander C. Fraser, fine was $40 plus costs

 

 

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

Related reading:

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

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

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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

Vagrancy

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

Assault:

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

Insane:

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

Drunk:

  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

Stealing:

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

Fighting:

James Moore and James Morrison, each $1

Horse Running at Large

James Noonan, $1

 

Related reading

Assault Abusive Language and Bridget McNee

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

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.

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Assault Abusive Language and Bridget McNee

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Perth Courier, June 11, 1875

Subscription—The citizens of Carleton Place and employees of the B. & O. and C.C. Railways have subscribed over $200 for the widow of the late Mr. Sommerville who was killed on the 26th ult. in the Round House of the B. & O. R. at Carleton Place.

Return of Convictions from 11 Sept. 1875 to 10 December 1875

James Turnbull, Disorderly Conduct, went to gaol.

James Doyle, Jr., No Visible Means of Support, sent to gaol

Malcolm Taylor, No Visible Means of Support, sent to gaol

Arthur Ennis, Throwing Down Fences, sent to gaol

John McManagle, Assault and Battery, $10 fine, paid Treasurer of Elmsley

Francis Kerr, Assault, $20 fine, paid Treasurer of Bathurst

William Allan, Assault, $20 fine, not paid, distress learned

Charlotte Campbell and Bridget Allan, Abusive Language, $1 fine each, paid to Treasurer of Bathurst.

George Miller, Encumbering Highway, $15 fine, paid to Treasurer of Bathurst.

Matthew Gould, Abusive Language, $1 fine paid to Treasurer of Drummond.

John Hughes, Assault and Battery, $3 fine, paid to Treasurer of Smith’s Falls.

John Thompson, Profane and Abusive Language, $1 fine, paid to Treasurer of Smith’s Falls.

Harriett Mary Code, Malicious Injury, $3 fine, not yet paid.

John Thompson, Abusive Language, $2.50 fine paid to Treasurer of Smith’s Falls.

Isabella McLeod, Assault and Battery, $4.00 fine paid to Treasurer of Carleton Place.

  1. Livingston, Drunk and Quarrelsome, $2 fine not paid.

Alex Hunter, Assault, $5 fine, paid to Treasurer of Almonte.

 

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Bridget McNee—The irrepressible Mrs. McNee, after raising a row in the streets a short time ago, for which she was sent to the lockup until she sobered up, was shipped off by the Corporation to other parts on Saturday last.  Chief Constable Corry was employed as a shipping agent and accordingly escorted his fair charge as far as Brockville but farther than that Mrs. McNee positively refused to go.  Accordingly, he had no other alternative then to let her stay where she was.  As all her earthly possessions—furniture, clothing, baby, etc., were shipped off with her, her return here is not anticipated for two or three days at least.  Since writing the above, sure enough, Mrs. McNee has got back again bag and baggage, and baby, having been taken with an attack of homesickness which necessitated her early return.

Perth Courier, Dec. 13, 1878

Acquitted—We learn that Mrs. Elliott submitted to trial by Judges Frost and Fontec (?) for stealing clothes from a line in Mrs. Henry Baird’s yard, has been acquitted by the judges as the articles were still on the premises and she was not seen to take them so the law could not regard it as a proven case.

Perth Courier 1880

Carleton Place—New Chief Constable

We believe that our excellent street inspector Mr. Jas. Wilson has been appointed to the office of Chief Constable of the town.  A vacancy had been created by the removal of Mr. John McLaren to Perth some time ago. We hope that Mr. Wilson will without fear or favor faithfully and honorably perform the duties of his office.