Two Bigamy Charges against Conisborough Miner

March 1920

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 03 March 1920

Two Bigamy Charges against Conisborough Miner

William J. Meghown, miner, New Conisborough was charged at Doncaster West Riding Court yesterday with having committed bigamy.

Superintendent Minty stated that prisoner was already committed for trial on another charge of bigamy.

Margaret Ann Meghown stated that she was married to the prisoner at the Doncaster registry office of September 7, 1904, and lived in the Denaby district for 11 months. He then deserted her. In August 1905, he ill used her. She was now living in Loversall Street, New Conisborough and she had seen him on many occasions since he left her.

Jane Peckitt, millhand, Moldgreen, said that in 1906 she was a domestic servant at Weston Hill, Durham, and made the acquaintance of the prisoner, who described himself as a single man. On December 22, 1906, they went through the form of marriage. They went to live with her mother at Fieldhouse, West Renton, Durham. Later they removed to Denaby. She had had three children, but none of them were now living. About January 1912, while living at Denaby, she heard something about the prisoner and in consequence she left him and went to reside at Holmfirth. She had not seen the prisoner since then. She discovered that his lawful wife was living at Denaby.

Prisoner was committed for trial on this charge.