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Drunk and Disorderly in Lanark County



Photo from —Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

March 24, 1845.

Licenced Inns

Return of licences issued in the Bathurst District in the first half of the year, 1847:

Township of Beckwith Inn licences – Ann Burrows, Donald McFarlane, Archibald Gillis, Thomas Kidd, James Jackson.  Carleotn Place, Robert Mclaren, Manny Nowlan, Napoleon Lavallee.

Beckwith Shop licences, John A. Gemmill, Carleton Place.

Township of Ramsay Inn licences, James Coulter, Edward Houston, James McAllister, John Wright.

Stills, Bathurst District, Peter McArthur, Beckwith; Thomas Findlay, Lanark; Robert McLaren, Perth. –

Anthony Leslie, Inspector of Licences, Bathurst District.



Photo from —Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum





Blakeney Brewery

To Let.  That building at Pine Isles, near Sneddon’s in Ramsay, known as being formerly occupied as a brewery.  It is a good building and may be used for any purpose.  Apply to Robert Gomersal, Bennie’s Corners, P.O., Oct. 4th, 1864.

Perth Courier, Jan. 28, 1870

Drunk and Disorderly

William Gemmill, $4; Robert Smith and Thomas Tysick, fined $1 each.

Drunk on the Streets

Henry Byrne, fined $2

Drunk and Disorderly

William Brooke, fined $2

Patrick Carroll, fined $1

Drunk and Disorderly

Perth Courier, April 7, 1871

On Saturday night last, a lad named Thomas Morrison, aged 18, came to a sudden, and we might say, violent death by drinking a portion of some vile whiskey he had purchased uptown.  He and a young man named James Lee went down the river fishing and took the liquor along with them—their trip not apparently being so much with an objective of fishing as having a good drink.  Morrison drank some of the whiskey but Lee abstained after taking the first mouthful and therefore remained sober and free from Morrison’s terrible danger.  When they landed, young Morrison complained of being chilly but walked along with one or two other parties until the liquor overcame him and he lay down near the Union Engine House, apparently drunk but really dying.

They then became aware that his state was no common drunkenness and one of them ran for Dr. Kellock but the unfortunate lad was dead on the doctor’s arrival.  On Monday a coroner’s inquest was held and the verdict returned that his death was caused by congestion of the brain caused by the liquor he drank.  Another warning to young tipplers.


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