Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 08 August 1890
Strange Behaviour at Conisborough
Fred Ellis. Conisborough, was charged with assaulting Elizabeth Ellis, at Conisborough. The defendant did not appear.
The complainant stated that, last Saturday her brother got up in a very bad temper about two o’clock in the afternoon, and gave her a smack on the side of the face, knocking a tooth out. She gave him no provocation. He also assaulted the mother on the following Monday. She was getting the breakfast ready and he threw all the things outside and would have nothing. Before he went away he struck his mother by means of his fist. The mother was too feeble too appear.
The age of her brother was 30 and he lived at home.
Joseph Ellis, the father, corroborated, and said he had to stop at home for protection. The son was not in drink at the time. He worked at the Flameless Explosive Works.
A warrant was issued for his apprehension.