The Mount Alexander Mail dated 19 March 1867 places Margaret Hansfield with Henrietta Byng and Sarah Hawkins in Castlemaine. Henrietta and Sarah were charged with vagrancy and sentenced to one month gaol while Margaret was discharged with a caution.
She was defended by Mr Paynter. Constable costly stated that the woman was an abandoned character and on Saturday evening was fighting at the Exchange Hotel. … It was alleged she was a married woman and a coloured man named McIntosh said he knew the defendant’s husband and saw him on Saturday night, but did not see him give her any money. This witness said men were not in the habit of visiting her house. Mr Paynter said the fact of the woman being married was an answer to the charge. The Bench discharged her with a caution.