Breach of the Peace

In a previous post I told of how my great grandfather, Patrick Cosgrove and his friend , Edward Cooper appeared in court on a charge of serious assault. You can read about that here. I found this newspaper article from May 1896 where it was the wives who were in trouble with the law. Good … Continue reading Breach of the Peace

My Granny’s Other Dad – Edward Cooper 1862-1939

My maternal grandmother Catherine Cosgrove was just 7 months old when she lost her father.  Patrick Cosgrove was just 38 years old when he died of smallpox in Belvedere Hospital in Glasgow. Patrick and his wife, Sarah Helferty were married in 1888 and Catherine was their only child.  Sarah remarried and her second husband was … Continue reading My Granny’s Other Dad – Edward Cooper 1862-1939