Miner’s Divorce – Local Parties in Court Today

October 1919

Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Tuesday 14 October 1919

Miner’s Divorce.

Local Parties in Court Today

In the Divorce Court to-day before Mr. Justice Shearman, Mr. Thomas Richardson, coal minor petitioned for divorce from his wife, Lily Richardson, on the ground of her adultery with a man named Crossland. There was no defence.

Petition stated that he married the respondent at the Parish Church, Conisborough, in November, 1904.

After the marriage they lived at various addresses, and then at Pawson Street, Barnsley.

In 1915 petitioner joined the army and went to Egypt. In April 1916 he received information while abroad, and caused inquiries to be made by the police, with  the result that he filed this petition.

James Baxter Stewart, police sergeant, stationed at Astombe, near Doncaster, said he had known the respondant at Mount road, Aston, and she had come in collision with police and had been summoned for quarrelling with a man named Crossland, whose wife she said she was. She was at the present time living at Houton with the co-respondent,

A decree nisi was granted the petitioner.