John Probert – 1877

27th Jan 1877

John Probert was charged with refusing to quit the refreshment rooms at Nantyderry when ordered to do so by the proprietor.

Defendant did not appear. Proof of the service having been given.

John Williams, proprietor of the said rooms, deposed that defendant came to his house at 9.13 on the night of the 13th inst., and called for a glass of beer, with which he was served; he was then perfectly sober and went away; in the course of about half an hour he returned much intoxicated, and complainants wife and daughter refused to draw him beer, whereupon he used very disgraceful language; complainant asked him to go out, and he refused, but subsequently with great difficulty he managed to eject him.

Fined 15s or 14 days hard labour.


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