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Female Abt 1830 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  Abt 1830  of, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Mary Edmison 
    Residence  1864  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-107183 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I107183  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Family  Edmison,   b. Abt 1830, of, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F34496  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Outrage On A Woman

      We have received from a Wellesley correspondent the particulars of an outrage committed upon a Mrs Mary Edmison of that Township, that for shamelessness surpasses anything we have heard of in a long time. It appears that on the evening of the 5th instant, as this woman and her two sons were on their way from her sister's place in Mornington Township to a neighbour's house in Peel, a short distance off, they were attacked by some six or eight-men, most of them disguised, several as females. Her eldest son was knocked down by one of the parties ; the other fled back to his uncle's. The ruffians then attacked the boy's mother, and after abusing her in the most cowardly manner, almost tearing the clothes from her back, set the poor woman on a rail, and having amused themselves by jilting her up and down the road, put her down by the roadside, tied her hands and feet together with a cord, and in that helpless condition left her on the public highway. The poor creature although almost exhausted by the treatment of her inhuman tormentors, contrived to untie the cord with her teeth. She then endeavored to make her way back to her sister's, but had not gone far when she was again overhauled by the scoundrels, who stretched a cord across the road, and winding it around her body, dragged her back and forward until their thirst for amusement was satisfied. The woman made complaint to A. Boomer, Esq., J. P., who at once issued summonses for one Watson, Michael Glass. John McCann, Thomas Edmison. jr., and J Watson, the suspected perpetrators of the outrage, the first three of whom were tried before the magistrate on Saturday last. The evidence against Watson was clear and conclusive. He was ordered to pay a fine of $22 or go to gaol for forty days. The evidence against the other two was not sufficient to convict them, but as it appeared too evident that they were equally guilty with Watson, they were ordered to appear again in eight days. Two of the culpable parties are missing, but we are assured that no effort will be spared to bring them to justice, when we trust to see the guilt bought clearly home to the whole party engaged in this most disgraceful affair. The sole pretence set up for such brutal conduct towards this woman is, that she is occasionally given to drink, and when the worse of liquor is very abusive with her tongue. On the other hand a very respectable witness testified that he had known her for the past fourteen years, during which time she had always borne an unblameable character.Berlin Telegraph.1a



      1aGuelph Weekly Mercury pg. 2 Col.5 23 Sep 1864

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