Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 03 August 1900
Family Trouble at Conisborough
Ernest Broadhead, labourer, Conisborough was summoned by his wife, Sarah Ann Broadhead, who alleged that he had deserted her. She asked for a separation and maintenance order.
The complainant stated her husband left her six weeks ago, and had not since given her any money or provisions. She did not know why he went away; he had left her before four times, and had come back again. He was a miner and earned 30 shillings a week which he used to give her to pay the house keeping expenses. They had been married 18 months, and had no children.
The defendant, in reply to the magistrates, said he was willing to provide a home for the complainant. He had only been working three out of the last six weeks.
George Tinker, the father of the complainant, said he had had to maintain the complainant since the defendant went away. The parties had a home with furniture, but the greater part required to be paid for.
A separation order was granted, the defendant to pay 10 shillings a week.