Mexborough and Swinton Times July 8, 1927
Order for a Denaby Wife
Michael Madden of Manchester, was summoned by his wife, Catherine Madden, of Doncaster Road, Denaby Main, for having deserted her.
The wife said her husband left her on February 13, 1922, and he had never been back since, although she had seen him twice, and during the whole of the time she had received 2 pounds from him.
She could not live with him again because she was afraid of him.
The husband said their married life had not been happy. He had the child living with him at his mother’s.
The magistrates made an order for the payment by the husband of 17s 6d a week, the husband to have the custody of the child