Dog Licence Cases

May 1906

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 26, 1906

Dog Licence Cases

Thomas Trowman, blacksmith and Harry Matthews, a miner, both of New Conisbrough, were charged with keeping a dog without a licence.

In each case defendants were represented by their wives.

In the case of Matthews, Sgt Horton the poster visiting the out at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the 9th inst, and seen a fawn coloured terrier. Defendant had not a licence for the dog, as he had been in very poor circumstances. The dog was from 12 to 18 months old.

A fine of 25/-including costs was imposed.

PC Cousans stated that he called at the house of Trowman at 11:30 a.m. on the 9th inst and found there a small terrier dog. He asked defendant’s wife issue would allowing to look at the licence, and she produced a licence taken out by her husband’s brother. She said that her husband bought the dog before Easter, and had given a sovereign for it.

Witness explained that the licence was not transferable. Another licence had since been taken out by defendant.

A fine of 12/6, including costs was imposed.