Saturday, May 20, 2017

Marriage of convenience ??

Burglary and Assault. — Thomas Robinson was brought up on Wednesday on remand, charged with having broken into the house of Mary Ann Wakefield, and assaulting her with intent to commit rape. The further evidence adduced was not of a satisfactory nature, and the case was dismissed.
SEPARATION. (1869, December 11). Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1865 - 1874), p. 2. TROVE

MARRIAGE A LA MODE. —On Thursday, T. Robinson appeared upon bail to answer the charge of having broken into the house of Mary Ann Wakefield, and assaulting her with intent. Mr. Bellas, who appeared for defendant, said that the parties were married, and as the wife could not appear against the husband, he asked his Worship that his client might be discharged. Mrs. Robinson was in Court, and it was not until we heard Mr. Bellas that we were enabled to account for the smiling faces of those who, we were under the belief, occupied the antagonistic positions of prosecutor and defendant. We know that generally speaking an amount of Courting is accomplished before marriage, but in this case it appears to have been almost entirely on the side of the bridegroom.
GETTING UP STEAM. (1869, December 18). Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1865 - 1874), p. 2. TROVE

Thomas ROBINSON married Mary Ann WAKEFIELD 14/12/1869

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Liquidations and Insolvencies.

Petitions have been filed for liquidation in the following estates.—

John Brace, of.Tambo, licensed victualler and blacksmith; liabilities £702 4s. 7d.; first meeting, October 3.

Timothy Hanley, of Warwick, cordial manufacturer ; liabilities, £365 9s. ; first meeting, October 4.

Richard Chappell and William Henry Jones of Macnade, near Mackay, sugar growers ; liabilities, £254 7s. Id.; first meeting, October 3.

The following have been adjudicated insolvent since our last issue:-—

John Negus, of Bulimba, carpenter, in forma pauperis.

Walter Smith, of Maryborough, mining engineer, in forma pauperis.

William John King, of Womblebank, near Mitchell, station manager.

George Henry Harnell, of Goodna, labourer, in forma pauperis.

Henry William Scase, of Toowoomba, groom, informa pauperis.

Thomas Peters, of Normanby, miner, in forma pauperis.

Charles Scarborough, of Brisbane, labourer, in forma pauperis; first,meeting, September 19.

Albert William Yarrow, of Charleville, labourer, in forma pauperis; first meeting, October 3.

Herbert Somner Clifford, of Mundoo, farmer, in forma pauperis.

Hampden Gibbon Livesey, Cairns, labourer, in forma pauperis.

Liquidations and Insolvencies. (1895, September 20). The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), p. 24. TROVE