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

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