Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 29 April 1911
Conisborough Case Adjourned
William Morgan, miner, of Conisborough, was charged with being in arrears in payments to an industrial school.
Superintendent Hickes explained that on December 7, 1909, at the Sheffield West Riding Court, an order was made for Morgan to pay two shillings weekly towards the maintenance in an industrial school for the two children of a woman with whom he was cohabiting. The payments had been made up to December last, but he had declined to pay anything since, his excuse being that he no longer lived with the woman.
Mr Andrews, defending, said that his client was not even the putative father of the children in question. As there was no blood relationship he failed to see where his liability came in.
He asked the Bench to adjourn the case to give him the an opportunity to have the original order amended.
The woman was now living with their eldest son, who, in the ordinary course, would be liable for the children’s maintenance.
An adjournment was granted.