Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mary Elizabeth Aitken GILMOUR


Gavin Found Guilty. BRISBANE, September 29. In the Supreme Court to-day Stephen Thomas Gavin, aged 28, was found guilty of killing Mary Elizabeth Gilmour at Brisbane on July 30. He was remanded for sentence. The Crown Prosecutor (Mr. Sheehy) said that Gavin bore an excellent character. He lived with his people. Mr. A. McGill (counsel for the accused) in asking the judge to extend mercy, said that the jury had made no recommendation to mercy but he submitted that it was a case of contributory negligence. Judge Macrossan : I am inclined to that view myself. I regard it as a very bad case. I am going to take into consideration all extenuating circumgtances.

Townsville Daily Bulletin 30/9/1933

Mary Elizabeth Aitken HARDY was born 25/10/1879 to George HARDY and Isabella Borthick Margaret HARDY (nee AITKEN) and married John Cochrane GILMOUR 26/6/1901. 

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