Paltry Case from Conisborough.

May 1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 31

A Paltry Case from Conisborough.

Frances Jordan, married woman, of Conisborough, was summoned for having assaulted Willie France, a child, at Conisborough on May 19.

The evidence showed that the summons arose out of a neighbours row.

Willie France had struck Mrs Jordan’s boy, and called him a nickname, whereupon Mrs Jordan chastised him by boxing his ears. That was the assault complained off.

One witness said the defendant “thrashed him scandalous,” and hit him over a dozen times.

The magistrates were evidently of opinion that the defendant had struck the boy, though she denied it, but the Chairman said: we think this case is too paltry to be convicted; it is ridiculous to summon a person for boxing a boys ears.

The case was dismissed



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