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  • Name Ada LENNON 
    Born Aug 1891  Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
      (Before Messrs. Bullivant and Trangmar, J's.P.)

      FALSE BIRTH REGISTRATION Police v. Mary Lennon-For making a false registration of the birth of a child. Mr Toohey prosecuted, and Mr Hancock appeared for the defence.

      Dr Brown deposed that the defendant secured his services for her daughter, "Mrs Page." He understood the latter to say her name was "Miss Page."

      Bridget Lennon deposed that she was a single woman residing at Casterton, and the accused was her mother. She had been 16 years away from Colac, but returned last August, when she was confined of a female child at her mother's residence. When going away she told the latter to register the child in the name of "Ada Adelaide Page." Witness went to Longwood, where she registered the child as "Ada Lennon." Did not hear from her mother as to whether the child was registered in Colac or not.

      By Mr Hancock-Witness did not think her mother committed the offence wilfully. She was sent to the schools as a child, and when she came to Colac last August had to tell her mother who she was. Witness told accused she was married to a man named Wm Page, at Mooroopna. Showed her his photograph, and told her that be had twin sisters - Ada and Adelaide - and wanted the child called by those names. Witness misled her mother.

      E. L. Sitlington, deputy registrar at Colac, produced the document showing the registration of the child by defendant.

      Constable Peyton deposed to going to defendant's place in April last and asking her if a "Mrs Page" was there, as there was a child of that name on the register not vaccinated. She denied that anyone of that name lived there. Witness saw accused   subsequently, and told her that a young woman of that name had been living there, who he believed was her daughter. She denied it but said a Mrs Page had been confined there, and she had registered the child's birth with Miss Sitlington. Accused said she knew nothing about the woman, only that she had left for Adelaide.

      Sergeant Beck deposed that Mrs Lennon told him that the girl said she was her daughter, and that she believed it was true until she heard her tell Dr Brown her name was "Miss Page." Defendant said she had not seen her daughter since she was a little girl, but believed her to be such when the girl said her name was "Bridget".

      Patrick Lennon deposed that his daughter Bridget was sent to the Reformatory from Colac when she was five years old, but he could not recognise her as the girl in court.

      Mr Hancock contended that the defendant did not wilfully commit the offence, and there was no case for a jury.

      The Bench concurred with Mr. Hancock, and dismissed the case.

      The Court then adjourned.

      1892 'COLAC POLICE COURT.', The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), 26 July, p. 4, viewed 13 January, 2013,
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I8839  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Mother Bridget LENNON,   b. 12 Jul 1866, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1997), 1891/24762.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1892 'COLAC POLICE COURT.', The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), 26 July, p. 4, viewed 13 January, 2013,