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Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 – 1904) Saturday 18 March 1848
Saturday, 11th March.
Edward Young, a bald-headed man, evidently on the wrong side of 50, was charged with feloniously assaulting his wife, a woman apparently about half his age.
Complainant presented an appearance which excited great sympathy. Her eye was blackened, her head cut, and she appeared so weak that she could with difficulty stand in the witness box. The clothes which, she had worn when the assault was committed were suffused with blood. She stated that her husband was a boot and shoemaker, residing at the "Tam O'Shanter Belt." On Thursday evening last she went home from town in company with her husband, in a cart in which there was a quantity of hay, which was so sharp that it was like needles and pins running into her.
When she got home she commenced undressing herself in order to get the hay out of her clothes, when he came in and knocked her down and jumped upon her. He then took her by the heels and dragged her about the room, swearing he would put her down the well. Heard a dray going past and screamed out " Murder!" He then desisted, but after the dray had gone past be went over to the sofa on which she was lying and struck her once or twice with his fist. Saw nothing more of him until yesterday when he came up and knocked her down with a stick as big as her arm. Seeing her pocket lying on the sofa he took it up and took all the money out of it. He then caught her by the bosom, opened his penknife, and swore if she did not give him up some money which he said he knew she had he would take her life. She said she had no more money. He then ordered her to go and get the cattle ready for milk- ing, and having done so came in company with him, to town.
When she got the length of the Shakspeare tap, she told him she was too ill to go any farther, and that he must serve the milk himself to the remainder of the customers. Went on in the cart with him, to Light-square and when serving a customer there he asked her what money she had taken. He commenced swearing at her again, and said he wished she would make away with herself. She then took up a whip and "chucked" it at him, saying, he should be
ashamed of himself. He then stopped and picked up a brick bat and struck her on the head with it, and sent her sprawling in the cart. He picked up a second one, but a man came forward and said he should not strike her again. Went and got a constable and gave him in charge.
By the Court.—Was married to the prisoner in Launces-ton. He had often beaten and served her out before. Between his Worship and herself she had never given him the least cause of complaint. Her husband was sober on both occasions. The mark on the bonnet produced was made by the brick he struck her with.
By her Husband.—Did not run away from you, and never said I had been to see some of my fancy men. Did not say, "You may get your supper yourself, you old wretch." You told me if I went a yard from you you would take my life. I told some persons that a fly had stung me in the eye, in order not to expose you.
Mrs Barnett was then called, and stated the prosecutrix had shown witness her back which was dreadfully bruised. The skin was completely torn off the blade bone.
The prisoner having been duly cautioned, stated that he had got a little property, and that his wife had frequently said she would have it all and make him a miserable man.
During the last races she took his pony and cart, and sold them, but he got them back. She had said she would have him in the body of the Jail by hook or by crook, and that she did come before a magistrate against him, she would not come with her finger in her mouth. He denied flinging the brick-bat at her, and the rent in her bonnet was made by her falling backwards in the cart when she was hitting him with the whip. He did not deny striking her. but not with the brick-bat. Before he had been married to her a fortnight she commenced playing up, running away and robbing him. She was punished for it in Launceston, by being sent for a month to the factory. He came over to Adelaide before her, and sent for her that she might break her connections at the other side, but here she was carrying on her old games. He had offered to send her to Van Diemen's Land with £40 worth of clothes, but her answer was, she would send him back and keep all he had. She was continually purchas-ing silk dresses and shawls, and other articles of finery, and robbing him.
Prosecutrix said he was too lazy to work, and had scarcely done a turn for the last eight months. She could prove that all the statements he had made were false.
His Worship said he had committed a most atrocious, cowardly, and disgraceful assault upon his wife, and he would send him to answer for it to a jury.
The prisoner applied for bail, which his Worship at first consented to take, but afterwards refused.
Eliza TREASURE was baptised on the 16th December 1832 at Stoke Lane to parents Levi & Betty TREASURE.
On the 6th June 1841 she is living at Phelps Hill with her parents and brother, James.
On the 30th March 1851 she is living and working at George St No. 12, Walcot, Bath as a general servant for Samuel SIMMS (Bookseller & Stationer).
In Q1 1854 she married (1)Isaac THOMPSON Reg. Shepton Mallet.
On the 7th 1861 she is living at Midway, Stoke Lane with her husband Isaac. He is an Ag Labourer.
On the 2nd April 1871 she is living at East End, Stoke Lane with her husband Isaac and her mother Elizabeth. Isaac is an Ag Labourer.
She left Liverpool and arrived in Quebec on the 20th May 1872 with husband Isaac, aboard the "Nestorian".
On the 8th October 1872 she married (2)Christopher George HATCHER Reg. Carleton, Ontario, Canada.
Her death has not been found yet.
James TREASURE was born on the 23rd June 1829 at Stoke Lane to parents Levi & Elizabeth TREASURE.
He was baptised on the 6th September 1829 at St Michaels Parish Church, Stoke Lane.
On the 6th June 1841 he is living at Phelps Hill with his parents and youngest sister, Eliza.
On the 31st December 1850 he was tried and convicted of larceny and imprisoned for 5 months.
On the 30th March 1851 he is a prisoner at Cornhill Gaol, Shepton Mallet. He is an unmarried Labourer.
On the 23rd May 1852 he married Caroline EMBLIN at St Michael's Parish Church, Stoke Lane. Witnessed by Abraham STOCK & Anne FRANCIS.
On the 19th March 1854 he and Caroline baptised their first daughter, Louisa Ann TREASURE at Stoke Lane.
On the 21st March 1854 he was tried and convicted of larceny and imprisoned for 12 months.
On the 6th April 1856 he and Caroline baptised their first son, Edmund John (aka John) at Stoke Lane.
On the 13th January 1858 he and Caroline baptised their second son, Henry George (aka George) at Stoke Lane.
On the 18th December 1859 he and Caroline baptised their third son, Henry James (aka Henry) at Stoke Lane.
On the 7th April 1861 he is living at Mendip with his family, Caroline, Louisa, John, George & Henry. He is a married Coal Haulier.
On the 25th December 1862 he and Caroline baptised their fourth son, Levi at Stoke Lane.
On the 3rd July 1864 he and Caroline baptised their second daughter, Caroline at Stoke Lane.
On the 23rd January 1865 he was convicted of stealing hay from Mr James Steeds and spent 6 weeks at the House of Correction in Shepton Mallet.
On the 2nd April 1871 he is living at East End with his family, wife Caroline, Louisa, John, George, Henry and Caroline. He is a married Labourer.
On the 3rd April 1881 he is living at East End Cottages with his family, wife Caroline, John, Henry, Levi and Caroline.
He is a married Coal Haulier.
On the 5th April 1891 he is living at East End with his family, wife Caroline, John & George.
On the 20th April 1891 he was fined for leaving a cart in the highway at night. PC Hector blundered against it.
On the 31st March 1901 he is living In Village with son John and grandson Herbert (Caroline's son). He is a widower and living on his own means.
He died on 17th September 1910 at the Union Workhouse, Shepton Mallet.
Eliza TREASURE was born on the 17th September 1827 at Stoke Lane to parents Levi & Betty TREASURE.
She was baptised on the 26th March 1828 at Stoke Lane.
She was buried on the 10th April 1828 at Stoke Lane aged 6 months.
Edward TREASURE was born on the 3rd March 1825 at Stoke Lane, Somerset, England.
He was baptised on the 10th April 1825 at Stoke Lane to Levi & Elizabeth TREASURE.
On the 2nd April 1840 he was acquitted of larceny. His father Levi was also acquitted of burglary on the same day.
On the 6th July 1840 he was convicted of curtilege breaking and sentenced to transportation to Australia for 10 years.
On the 6th June 1841 he was a prisoner at Millbank Prison, Middlesex.
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On the 28th March 1848 he convicted of Larceny before convicted of a Felony and sentenced to transportation to Australia for 10 years.
On the 30th March 1851 he was a prisoner on board the "Stirling Castle" Prison Hulk in Portsmouth Harbour.
On the 16th July 1851 he left England on board the convict ship "Minden".
On the 18th October 1851 he arrived at Freemantle, Western Australia.
He was granted his Ticket of Leave prior to the ship arriving in Western Australia.
In October 1856 he was granted his Conditional Convict Pardon.
On the 17th February 1863 he married Anna Maria NORRISH.
He died on the 26th January 1886 at Kojonup, Western Australia, Australia and is buried at Kojonup Cemetery.
Sarah TREASURE was baptised on the 20th April 1823 at Stoke Lane to parents Levi & Elizabeth TREASURE.
She was buried 23 May 1828 at Stoke Lane aged 5 years old.