DescriptionDocuments relating to the divorce proceedings of Arthur Vaughan of Ballina, County Mayo against Lucy Vaughan, heard in the Church of Ireland diocesan court, 1787. Vaughan sought a divorce on the grounds of his wife's adultery, producing witnesses to support his case, while Lucy Vaughan claimed that Vaughan had been consistently violent towards her: 'the said Arthur Vaughan hath at no time since his intermarriage with the said Lucy Vaughan showed a conjugal affection for or behaved towards her with that love and tenderness required by the laws of Almighty God: but on the contrary hath used all bitterness against her with every cruelty, unkindness and barbarity by [?fierce] severe beatings, dragged her to the stable, tied her to the manger, beat [her] with his bridle until almost dead, then locked her up to prevent [her] cries being heard', 1787.
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