Denaby Husband Relieved – Maintenance Order Rescinded

January 1927

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 14, 1927

Denaby Husband Relieved
Maintenance Order Rescinded

George William Ashton, miner, of Denaby applied at Doncaster on Tuesday for the setting aside of a maintenance order on the grounds of his wife’s adultery. Ashton was himself charged with arrears on the order amounting to £93.

Ashton’s case was conducted by Mr Spencer Baker, and the wife did not appear. Mr Baker said the order was made on 15 December 1923, and in August 1924, the wife had a child of which William Henry Burton was the father. That child died on November 2, 1925, and on the death certificate produced Burton was shown as the father.

Applicant accompanied by Mr Brownsword, of Denaby, visited East Ardsley, near Wakefield on January 15, and found his wife living with Burton, as Mrs Burton. In the presence of a witness Mrs Alice Walton, with whom the couple formally lived as Mr and Mrs Burton, Mrs Ashton said she did not require any more money from her husband.

Evidence was given by applicant and by Alice Walton.

The Bench set aside the order, but left to the question of the arrears for a week in order to give Mrs Ashton an opportunity of appearing.