Assault at Conisborough

October 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times October 5, 1907

Assault at Conisborough.

Charles David Gater, miner, Conisboro’, was summoned by Ann Bond for assaulting her at Conisborough, on 11th Sept.

Defendant, pleading guilty, said he had not a friend in the whole world.

Ann Bond, complainant, in giving evidence, stated that she lived with the defendant, and on the date in question a barrel of beer was delivered at the house, but she refused to accept it until the defendant gave her some money to buy food with. After a good deal of persuasion he handed over to her 16/ –. She then let him have the barrel of beer.

She then went out to fetch some meat, and on returning the defendant asked her where she had been she said “Down Denaby”. When she was about to get supper ready he (defendant) said, “I’ll give you going down Denaby.” And with that he threw a lamp at her, saying “I will burn you to death.”

Fined 10/ and costs.