Tuesday, March 21, 2017


A RATHER novel case cropped up at the
Central Police Court, Sydney. Henry Davis,
21, a carpenter, was charged by Emily Davis,
22, with having assaulted her. The prosecutrix was in appearance a mere girl, and she gave evidence with some diffidence. When asked by Mr. Abbott, S.M., whether she stood in any relationship to the accused, she replied," If you please, your worship, I'm his grandmother." "His what?" exclaimed the bench."His grandmother, sir," was the reply. This somewhat startling statement was subsequently explained by the fact that Mrs. Davis recently married the defendant's grandfather, who is aged 74. The charge was eventually with drawn.
Intercolonial News. (1887, November 19). The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), p. 29. TROVE