Blencowe Families’ Association Newsletter Vol. 22 No. 4 November 2007

Just stop him drinking!

When browsing through the many Blencowe/Blincoe entries on I thought you might be interested in this from the Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, July 3rd 1883 (Before H. Kenrick, Esq., R.M.)

Police Cases.

PROHIBITION ORDER: Richard N. Blencowe was charged, on the information of his wife, Lucy Harriet Blencowe, under the Licensing Act, 1881, with injuring his health and wasting his substance by excessive drinking. She therefore prayed that a prohibition order, forbidding all licensed publicans in the counties of Piako, Thames and the Borough of Thames, New Zealand from supplying alcoholic liquors to the said R.N. Blencowe. After hearing evidence, the Resident Magistrate made the required order.

Found in Te Aroha News & July 1883

Daphne Austin

updated: 24 February 2008