Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 29 June 1912
“I can bring twenty witnesses to prove her story is untrue, gentlemen,” was the startling declaration made by Noah Gedney, when charged by his wife, Ruth Gedney, with desertion.
The case was accordingly adjourned for a fortnight.
Prosecutrix, who resides at New Conisborough, said that she was married to defendant in June. He had often ill-treated her, and on the 2nd of the present month she came home and saw defendant wrapping up his pit clothes. That day he went away. He had never paid her any money since. There were two children of the marriage. On two previous occasions he had left her. He had given her two black eyes some time ago.
She agreed to bring her mother as a witness in a fortnight’s time, if possible.