Margaret Ann "Maggie" LENNON

Female 1859 - 1937  (78 years)


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  • Name Margaret Ann "Maggie" LENNON 
    Nickname Maggie 
    Born 1859  Birregurra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Court 31 Jul 1903  Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    A FAMILY SQUABBLE 

    • COLAC POLICE COURT.
      FRIDAY, 31st JULY.
      (Before Messrs Fulton and Parkinson, J's.P.)
      A FAMILY SQUABBLE.
      Five cases of assault and damage to property were heard, all of which arose out of a trouble in the Powell family. Charles Powell sued his wife and daughter for assault, and the wife summoned the husband and sons for assault.

      Mr T. W. Hancock appeared for the father and sons, and Mr Sewell (of Messrs Harwood and Pincotti for the mother and daughter.

      Charles Powell, laborer, said Margaret Powell was his wife and Lily Powell his daughter. Last Sunday his wife was at Mrs Bell's. He had many reasons to complain against them. It was 25 minutes past 1 when they came home that night. His three sons and John Monkevitch were home with him. His wife was the worse of liquor, and his daughter looked as though she had been drinking. He had instructed his sons to put the girl outside if she was quarrelsome. She used some bad language, and Thomas Powell said, "You sit down, or I will throw you out." The girl was thrown out, and she said she would "do" for Thomas Powell. The mother and daughter then smashed the windows, and Margaret Powell hit him on the eye with, a spade, and said, "That got one home on you." About five minutes afterwards the two women went away, and subsequently came back, and commenced throwing at the house. It was 20 minutes to 4 before the trouble settled down. Margaret Powell said she would hang for him.

      To Mr Sewell - About two years ago he was fined for assaulting his wife. He had ten children, and made his living by carting wood. His wife did not keep the house. She went out to do washing. His daughter had not earned 3s for herself during the last seven months. He did not strike his wife with a paling, and could not account for the marks on her arm. He did not strike the daughter whilst his sons held her.

      To Mr Hancock - The damage to the window sashes was about 1. For a month he had to look after the children, as Margaret Powell had not done any housework.

      Thomas Powell, laborer, said that he went to his father's house last Sunday. His mother and sister came home about half-past 1 in the morning. His mother was drunk, and his sister had been drinking. He was acting under his father's instructions in putting his sister outside the door. He ran away, and entered the house at the back. The woman and girl, with a spade and shovel, started to smash up windows. He never interfered with them. The mark on his father's eye was caused by his mother. His father never assaulted the women.

      To Mr Sewell -- He did not strike his sister or his mother.

      Attewell Walter Powell corroborated the evidence of the previous witness. His mother was the worse of liquor.

      Charles Powell said his father had to stay at home and mind the children. His mother was drunk, and he could see that the girl had had some drink.

      John Monkevitch stated that when Margaret Powell and her daughter came home they started to smash up things.

      This closed the case for the complainant.

      Margaret Powell, defendant, said she was not in the habit of drinking. She never had any drink at Mrs Bell's. She went out washing and doing other work. It was about five or six weeks ago since her husband worked. They went home early in the evening, before 10 o'clock. The place was locked. She put her hand in the window, and her husband struck her on the arm. The boys were all armed with sticks. On the Monday they went back to the house, and two of the boys punched Lily Powell. She did not smash the windows.

      Lily Powell said that her father had given her a drink in the house, but she never had any outside. Her mother put her arms in the window, and her father and one of the brothers hit her mother with palings. The men had a crosscut saw inside the house.

      To Mr Hancock - They were not on the premises at 1 o'clock in the morning. Her father had never objected to the time she came home.

      Ellen M. Bell said she knew Mrs Powell and her daughter. There was no drink in the house on the Sunday in question.

      Robert Gaul, of Elliminyt, said there was no drink at Mrs Bell's place. It was about 10 o'clock when the Powell's went home.

      The Bench intimated that the whole of the cases would be dismissed, and advised the family to try and live in harmony with one another, other wise one party or the other would find that something serious would happen.
    FamilySearch ID 9HF1-WL2 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9HF1-WL2 
    Died 10 Nov 1937  West Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Footscray Cemetery
      Catholic section; grave 346-4C with sons Hatwell & Maurice
    Notes 
    • Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), Tuesday 16 January 1877, page 1

      A young woman named Margaret Lennon, about seventeen years old, daughter of the well-known Patrick Lennon, was brought before the Court at Colac on Saturday last, on a charge of attempting to commit suicide, by jumping into the Barwon river. The girl was employed as servant at the Victoria Hotel, Birregurra, and has been suffering from severe hysterical seizures, after which she was generally very stupid. Some short time since she threatened to commit suicide, and on Friday she had a very severe fit. Shortly after recovering from the attack, the landlord of the hotel, Mr. Matthews, missed the girl, and Senior-constable Hadfield was sent for and informed of the circumstances of the case. Search was at once made, and the senior-constable discovered the girl standing on the banks of the Barwon. Upon seeing the police she jumped into the river, but the senior-constable at once went in after her, and brought her out. As the water was only about two feet in depth, the girl was not in any very great danger of being drowned. Dr. Rae considered that if the girl was removed from the hotel for a time, kept quiet and free from excitement, that her mind would recover its normal state. Mr. A. Dennis, who was on the Bench, committed the girl to take her trial at the General Sessions to be held at Geelong during the present month. There is not much justice or charity in a sentence of this kind, as the girl was undoubtedly in a half insane state from hysteria when she jumped into the river. [4]
    Person ID I460  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2017 

    Father Patrick Alexander LENNON,   b. 1820, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1902, Elliminyt, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Ellen TOBIN,   b. Abt 1829, County Waterford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1905, Elliminyt, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1850  Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Charles POWELL,   b. 25 Aug 1855, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1919, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1879  Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Hatwell Walter "Wally" POWELL,   b. 7 Nov 1879, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1936, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Charles Patrick POWELL,   b. 1881, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1921, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     3. Thomas Edward POWELL,   b. 1883, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Prahran, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +4. Lillias Caroline "Lily" POWELL,   b. 1885, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, West Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Philip Joseph POWELL,   b. 1888, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, Melbourne East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     6. Maurice Gordon POWELL,   b. 1890, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1949, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +7. Eveline Mary POWELL,   b. 18 Sep 1892, Elliminyt, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1953, Footscray, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +8. Margaret Adeline POWELL,   b. 1894, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1948, Parkville, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +9. Emily Gertrude Alice POWELL,   b. 1896, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1936, Carlton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     10. Catherine Ila "Queenie" POWELL,   b. 1900, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1975, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 5 May 2015 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1859 - Birregurra, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jul 1879 - Colac, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - A FAMILY SQUABBLE - 31 Jul 1903 - Colac, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1937 - West Footscray, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Footscray, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1859/19496 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1903 'COLAC POLICE COURT.', The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), 4 August, p. 1 Edition: Evening, viewed 28 August, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87644069 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S80] Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1937/10325 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1877 'NOTES AND EVENTS.', The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), 16 January, p. 1, viewed 13 January, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article94716446 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S15] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1879/2858 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S12] Victoria: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Birth registration of daughter Eveline 1872/31403 (Reliability: 3).