Mexborough and Swinton Times January 7, 1887
Noah Shepherd, Callier, Featherstone, or someone on a charge of being drunk and disorderly at Conisborough, of assaulting the police; and William National Featherstone, was also charged with assaulting the police at the same time and place.
Police Constable Drury said just past midnight on the 26th ult, he was in High St, Conisborough, and there found Shepherd drunk and using very bad language.
Shepherd, in defence, said he was on a visit to his brother at Conisborough, and got a drop too much to drink.
Ashton put in certificate as to character.
The Magistrates were of opinion that Ashley was the worst of the two, and though there was only one charge against him, he would have to pay the same as Shepherd.
They were each ordered to pay 30 shillings including costs.