Mexborough and Swinton Times, April 4, 1879.
Commital for Three Months.
On Monday, at the County Police Court, Doncaster, before Major Sturrock a labourer named Malcolm Shaw, of Conisborough, was committed to prison for three months for being on premises at Conisborough for an unlawful purpose.
It appeared that at midnight on Saturday, Sgt Mosley found the prisoner in a hut on Oliver Hill, at Conisborough, belonging to Mr Hirst, landlord of the Fox Inn and asked him what he was doing there.
He said he had been sent there by Mr Hirst to watch the rabbits, but this was denied by Mr Hirst, who stated that when the prisoner left his house at 11 o’clock. He said he was going to Swinton.
He was searched and two bags and other articles were found upon him.