- Born: Abt 1855, Donegall, Ireland
- Marriage (1): Rose Docherty on 27 Dec 1875 in St. John's Chapel, Glasgow
- Marriage (2): Josephine Harriett George on 5 Apr 1890 in St Mary, Newington, Surrey
On the King's Commission of
OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY
The City of London,
AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE
COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,
Held on Monday, February 10th, 1902, and following days,
Before the Right Hon. SIR JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE , Knt., M.P., LORD MAYOR of the City of London; the Hon. Sir JOHN CHARLES BIGHAM , Knt., one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir REGINALD HANSON , Bart., M.P., LL.D., F.S.A.; Sir WALTER WILKIN , K.C.M.G.; and Sir ALFRED JAMES NEWTON , Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir FORREST FULTON , K.C., Recorder of the said City; WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN , Esq.; Sir JOHN KNILL , Bart.; and HOWARD CARLISLE MORRIS , Esq.; other of the Aldermen of the said City;ALBERT FREDERICK BOSANQUET , Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL, K.C., M.P., LL.D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.
JOHN CHARLES BELL , Esq., Alderman.
HORACE BROOKS MARSHALL , Esq., M.A., J.P.
FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS , Esq.
JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON , Esq.
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DIMSDALE, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION.
A star (*) denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody-two stars (**) that they have been more than once in custody-a dagger (†) that they are known to be the associates of bad characters-the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.
LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES.
Reference Number: t19020210-162
162. FRANCIS MARLEY (45) , Feloniously marrying Josephine Harriett George, his wife being alive.
MR. A. GILL Prosecuted.
JOHN BROWN . I am the Registrar for Deaths and Marriages for the Garbles district at Glasgow-my official address is 50, Nicholson Street, Glasgow-I have been a registrar for 27 years, and I am cognisant with the law upon the subject-I produce the original schedule of marriage signed at the time of the marriage-the female could not write her name, so it was attested-it shows a marriage on December 27th, 1875, at St. John's Chapel, Glasgow, between Francis Marley, wood sawyer, bachelor, of Egleton Street, Glasgow, and Rose, daughter of Charles and Margaret Doherty-she signed with a cross-this shows a valid marriage according to the laws of Scotland.
EFFIE PENMAN MARLEY . I live at 49, Grafton Road, Kentish Town, with my mother Rose Marley-the prisoner is my father-as far as I can remember, it is nine years since he lived at home with my mother-I have lived with my mother all that time-my father has come home on different occasions during that time-for the first four years he used to come home once a week-lam 19 now-after the first four years he would come once in six months and then perhaps twice in the same week-I do not know when he last came-he came last year-I know his writing-this signature on this marriage schedule is his-my mother's father's name was Charles Doherty-my grandmother's name on my father's side was Margaret Flyn-when my father married my mother he was a sawyer-he was afterwards an engineer-I say he was a sawyer because it is on the marriage certificate, and I have heard him talking about the different saws at the mills to my brother, who is a coffin maker-my mother is here-he can only sign her name-I taught her to do so about six months ago-she is an attendant at some public baths-I am a type-writer.
Cross-examined by the prisoner. There was a mutual separation between you and mother-you sent her 15s. a week first, then 10s, then 7s. 6d. then 5s. a week-you were at home till a month or so ago.
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JOSEPHINE HARRIETT GEORGE . I went through the form of marriage with the prisoner on April 5th, 1890, at St. Mary's Church, Newington-this is the certificate of the marriage-I was not aware that he had been married in Scotland-I first learned it when the officer came-I left him in December because he got so drunk and was so violent-there was a child of the marriage, but it died.
Cross-examined. I left you five times on account of your violence and drunkenness.
FREDERICK WEST (Detective C.) On December 6th the prisoner came to Great Marlborough Street Police Station and said he wished to give himself up for committing bigamy with a woman named Josephine Harriet George, at St. Mary's Church, Kennington Park Road-he was under the influence of drink-he was charged and made a statement in reply-(This stated that when he married Josephine George she knew that he had a wife alive, and he had given himself up because he was tired of this hanging over him.)-after he had made that statement he said he wished to with-draw what he had said about his second wife knowing that he was a married man.
JOSEPHINE GEORGE (Re-examined). I did not know that the prisoner had a wife living when I married him, or I should not have done so.
The prisoner, in his defence, said that he thought when his daughter was born the law did not hold him to his wife; that he could not live with her; and that he believed he was entitled to marry again.
GUILTY . Eighteen months' hard labour.
Francis married Rose Docherty on 27 Dec 1875 in St. John's Chapel, Glasgow.
Francis next married Josephine Harriett George, daughter of Alfred George and Eliza Finch Oliver, on 5 Apr 1890 in St Mary, Newington, Surrey. (Josephine Harriett George was born about 1857, christened on 18 Aug 1861 in St Giles, Camberwell and died in 1951 in Middlesex.)