Prison for Desertion

March 1890

York Herald – Monday 24 March 1890

Prison for Desertion

Robert Maylin, bottlemaker, late of Conisbro’, was charged with deserting his wife and family.

Defendant left Conisbro’ and went to Newport, Monmouthshire. On the morning of the 7th Sept., defendant left home to go to work, but it seems he went off with another woman.

The wife, after a time, returned with her children to Conisbrough, that being the place of her settlement. For a while she and her children went into the Workhouse, and lately she had been receiving out-relief.

He was apprehended near Newport yesterday.

Defendant said he ran away because his wife got him into l debt.

He was committed to prison for two calendar months.