Mexborough and Swinton Times October 14, 1905
Conisborough Boys in Mischief
Conisborough boys name Wm. Grant and Jesse Pearce, were summoned for having stolen growing turnips at Sprotborough on the 25th September Mr Baddiley prosecuted.
Mr. John Ward, who had laid the information. explained that he was the bailiff to Col Bewicke Copley, and on the 25th ult. he saw the defendant is coming away from a field with three turnips in their possession.
He asked them for their names and address, but they refused to give them. Stating that he hadn’t got one.
The next day, in company with P. C. Hughes, he visited Conisborough, and identified the lads. A considerable amount of damage had been done, and he made it at 1s
George Kitchin, servant to Mr. Ward, said he saw both of the lads take the turnips.
The defendants mothers admitted on behalf, of their sons that they took their turnips.
They were each ordered to pay 12s. and costs and 6d. damages.