^ONTYrOOL, PAST & PRESENT. ¡ No. IiXXXlII. yOTES UPON IR TREYOR WILLIAMS. To the Editor of the Pontypool Free Press. From the diary of an officer of the Kipg's Guards who marched with him during the years 1644 and 1645, we find that it was on the 11th of September that Sir Trevor was committed The king arrived at Raglan on the 7th from the city of Hereford. That city being then besieged by the Scots, on the 3rd he marched to Bromyard in order to raise the siege of Hereford. The enemy, hearing of his approach, retired on the 1st. On the 4th, he, with his own regiment, went to Hereford, where he knighted the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Throgmorton, and Sir William Z, Layton, the Lieutenant-Colonel of his Life- guards of Foot." On the 5th he went to Leo- minster on the 6th—" Satterday, the King determined to goe to Aburgeny, but 'twas altered his Majesty went to Hereford." On the fullowing day, the 7th, he marched to Raglan, his guards being quartered at Trygare and in the neighbouring district. On the 11th the king, attended by his guards, went to Abergavenny, in order to commit five gentle- men who were accused of being" chief hinder- el's from releving Hereford," the accused per- sons being Sir Trevor Williams (" but he was bayled,") Mr Morgan of T. (Qu., Tredegar?) Mr Herbert of Coldbrook (the name of the other, M r Baker, he leaves blank.) It may be remarked, as showing the insecurity of the times, that in a list he gives of the principal gentry of the county, he gives the names of Morgan of Tredegar and St'r William Herbert of Coldbrook as adherents of the king. Sir Trevor Williams and both Mr William Baker and Mr Henry Baker he leaves without any observation as to which party they were con- tidered to adhere. Langebby" Castle he de- scribes as strong and inhabited and fortified; sixty men in it." Whii.-fc we are upon the subject of the arrest cf Sir Trevor Williams, it may be as well to look at the real state of the country, and the cause of the distrust that existed be- tween the king's immediate personal attend- ants and council and the country gentlemen, and not accept the statement of the chaplain of an adherent as final and conclusive as to the disloyalty of some of the gentry of this and the adjining counties. It is well known that the license allowed to their troops by many of the royalist commanders had disgusted many of the king's truest and most sincere friends. In order to proceed upon sure ground, I will take a few extracts from the royalist Lord Clarcn- e m's History. Gerrard was the king's general I In Z-1 ever South Wales. It was intended to raise more troops for the king's service, "And no- thing can be here more wondered at, than that the king should amuse himself about forming new army in countias which had been vexed and worn out icxth the oppressions of his own t¡.oúp.s, and the license of those governors whom ha had put over them." Again, the king" went c, zn A. o T:. et the commissioners for South Wales at AuC'gavenny, the chief town in Monmouth- shir?. And as they were' for the most part OI.OT58 of the best quality, and the larger J1tlap of those counties, so they had mani- fested great loyalty and affection, trom the bc- ginning of the war, by sending many good re- giments to the army, and with them their sons and brothers and nearest kindred, many of whom had lest their lives bravely in the field. But he found in a short time that, either by the continijed successes of the parliamentary armies in all places, or by the renewed smart which the presence of their governor, Geueral Gerrard, gave them (who had been and continued to be a passionate and most un- flivilxull cultivator of the affections of the people, as having governed them u ith extraordinary rigour, and with as little courtesy and civility towards the gentry, as towards the common people.") When the king bad to relieve Here- ford, To provide for this there could be no better way found out than to direct the sheriffs of those Welsh counties to summon their posse comdatus, whereby the king was persuaded to hope that there would be men enough to wait upon him in that expedition. But it was quicky discovered that this expedient had raised an unruly spirit that could not easily be suppressed again for the discontented gentle- n Z!1 men of those counties, now they had gotten the people legally together, put them in mind of the injuries they had received from Gene- ral Gerrard, and the intolerable exactions they lay under, which would undoubtedly be in- creased if he continued in that government.' So they provided a long list of grievances, from all which they desired to be relieved.. All this was so sturdily urged, that a body of no less than four thousand men conti- nued together many days, and would not be separated till the king was ev(.n compelled to give them satisfaction in the particular they most insisted upon, which was the removal of General Gerrard from having any command over them." When we have such a picture of the state of the country as this, drawn, be it remembered, by the royalist historian himself, we may well hesitate before we believe Sir Trevor and his as- sociates guilty of disloyalty to their sovereign. It must be remembered that the arrests took place after the remonstrance, and it seems very probable that that proceeding was resorted to as a punishmeTif for having dared to show the grievances un<k r which the country laboured, and using perhaps uncourteous language in supporting th.ir complaints against their ty- rannic governors. J. B. -:0:-
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A HUNT THROUGH THE PARISH DOCU- MEXT3 IN TREF-Y-DDI CHURCH. "THE THIRD TIME OF" IIU-NTING. T kee; my promise of giving the result of a third tint after what I could find in Tref-y- ddJl; CIIU L <. First, here is an amended list of pffi ;atz., I-r,,yijien I 17' jmas Andrews, vicar. 171 ilia. Jenkins. 17ii :7. Walter Evans. Married at Main ;d in 1735. Died in 1767, in the GStli of liis age. IVseribi'd nil Ilia tOlub Gt-l vicar of Goldeliff and Nash. r f. 1. ? year 1765 the Rev David Jones was ..ate of Tref y-ddiji and Cablicot— r-forwards so well known as Jones of Llangan, the celebrated itinerant preach- 1 er. Circumstances led him and some others to found the denomination known .8 Culvinwtie Method fate, although he retained his attachment for the Church, < ,i,-Ii he It-,ft,.j 175i. I homas Richards, curate. Henry Jones, curate. 1767 to 1771 Hanbury Davis, rector of Pant-teg. 1769 and for eight or nine years afterwards, RVhard Edwards, curate. 1772. Titomas Williams, curate. 1773 to a09. John Williams, vicar. Died May 1 31st, 1815. in the 68th year of his agH. Described on his tomb 3S "4 vicar of this vrish 42 years." 1811. Griffith Jones, curate of Llanover. 1812. William Wiliiams. 1816. John Probert. 1817, &c. Daniel Eees, eurate. Occasionally 8;gr 'd. Daniel Luke Rees. A'oout t da iitne the living was held by Dr Cas- l -ini, a pluralist, who does not seem to l ave done much here personally, but ein- r curates. He was succeeded in tlte Jivillg by the Jate incumbent, the Thomas Davies. 1823. John Evans, curate under Dr Casarci. „ JOlnl James, to 1831. David Jones, curate (afterwards rector of Panteg.) Caused the erection of the church at Abersvchari, and did duty t and at Trtf-y-ddin alternately. 1833. Daniel Roes, perpetual curate of Aher- yslruth. Appears to have come over to assist occasionally. }B34, John Probert, perpetual curate of St. James's chapel, occasionally assisted. St Jam.s's chapel was t'rected in 1821, and iJe^tltUian was appointed tv it. 1834 to 1863. Thomas Davief;, curate for some years under Dr Caabard, and afterwards incumbent. Attacked by paralysis, May 28th, 1862. Died at Bath, May 2nd, 1863, aged 56, having ministered for nearly 30 years in this parish. He first established evening service at Tref-y- ddin churcb, and the evening duty was t.aken by the Rev J. Farquhar, who had been appointed to serve at Abersychan, and who is now rector of Llanddewi- Skyrrid. It will be seen that Mr Davies had a number of curates in succession. During his incumbency the parish was divided into three districts, and two churches aud two schools were built through his exertions. 1838. Mvles Dixon, curate. Died May 16th, 1840, aged 43 years. Said on his tomb to have been assistant minister of this parish two years and four months. 1840. John Jones, ditto. Afterwards and now vicar of Blaenafon. 1841. Isaac Hughes, assistant curate, after- wards incumbent of Mynyddysllwyn. .J S. H ug-hes,chtto, nC)w rector of Llauithel. Fras. Bluett, ditto, now vicar of Abersychan Thomas James, ditto. 1842. John Lewis, ditto, afterwards appointed to Marphilad. 1843. Owen Tudor Henry Phillips, ditto, after- wards rector of Lawrenny, Peinbrokesh. 1844. Edmund Leigh, ditto, now vicar of Tredegar. 1848. W. D. Horwood, curate. Afterwards succeeded John Probert as perpetual cu- rate of St. James's chapel. 1853. Chrstr.Cook,ditto,now rectorof Mamhilad. „ James Evans, Welsh curate. 1854. W. R. Roberts, and, 1856, Tbos. Daviea J ames. These were ne- phews of the incumbent, Thos. Davies. A mural slab in Tref-y-ddiii church states that Thos. Davies James, B.A., lec- turer at Gellvgacr endowed school, died May 30th, 1856, aged 26 years and that W. R. Roberts, rector of Pant-teg, died June 1st, 1856. The inscription adds that they were sons of two sisters, both widows born within a few weeks of each other educated together at the same school becamo members of the same university were ordained ON the same Sunday by the same bishop: 'and in their deaths they were not divided. 1857. Jeffery Hooper, curate, now rector of Llanwern. 1862 to 1864. Richard N. Kane, curate, now rector of Lower Sapev, Worcester. 1863. James Cleeve Llewellin, the present vicar, read himself in" as incumbent, Dec. 20th. The incumbencies of Tref- yddin and St James's became amalga- mated in Mr Llewellin and Mr Horwood was appointed to Trinity church, Aber- gavenny, which he now holds. 1865-6. T. M. Rees, curate. 1867. D. O. Davies, the present senior curate. 1868. Albert Davies, the present junior curate. Jbor some very acceptable information, wnicn I have used in the foregoing list, I am indebted to Mr W. Wood. Although the title of vicar, as it will be seen, occurs attached to the first name which I met with, that of Thomas Andrews, 1711 (he being vicar of Llanover, which was then the mo- ) ther church,) the elevation of the living of Tref- yddin to tbe digllityof a vicarage is of very recent date. The following official announcement ap- peared in the London Gazette of Nov. 20, 1866 To nil to ichom these presents shall come, we. the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, send greeting Whereas it has been made to appear to its that certain tithes, or rent charges in lieu there- of, arizing within the parish or parochial chapelry of Treveihin, in the county of Monmouth, and in the diocess of Llundaff, belong to the Incum- bent of the church of such pariah or parochial chapelry ivotv, ¡ee, the said Ecclcsiastical Com- missioners for England, acting in pursuance of the District Church Tithe Act, 1865," do hereby declare that from and after the time of the pub- lication of these presents in the Londoll Gazette, pursuant to the provisions,of the same Act, the said Church of the parish or parochial chapelry of Trerethin aforesaid shall be and be deemed to be a vicarage. In witness whereof, ii-e, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England, have hereunto affixed our common seal, the Twenty-ninth day of October, in the year 1866. (L. S.) Having pretty well drained the documents at the church, I may add a little about the painted windows and the monuments. The east window is embellished with small pictures connected with the life and death of Jesus. In the tracery of the heading appears the Lamb and flag. In the four small com- partments beneath this are the instruments con- nected with the Passion the hammer, coil of rope, and pincei-s the scourging rod and the branch mockingly offered as a sceptre the spear that pierced Jesus's side and the spear which lifted the sponge and the three nails and crown of thorns. In the centre compart- ment of the body of the window are depicted the Nativity, the Crucifixion, and the Resur- rection and in the side compartments appear the Transfiguration and the Last Supper. The groundwork is white, with yellowish flowers. The two small single-light windows in th'e south side of the challcel bear illseriptiolls in churc))text. On the one is "Come unto me all ve that labour and are heavy laden, and I wili give you rest and on the other, Bless- ed are they that hunger and thirst after right- eousness, for they shall be filled." Over the pulpit a small window is embla- zoned with a picture of*St John preach- ing. The figure has long robes, but carries the cross used in conventional representations of the apostle. The splendours of the east window are quite eclipsed by those of a memorial window in the south transept. In the centre stands Faith, a figure of considerable beauty. The uplifted face is ftill of expression. The right hand is also raised and the left, a cross being sup- I ported by the arm, clasps a book to tlle breat. Tite robe is white, and over it is draped a robe of magnificent Hcarlet, linerl with delicate green. The figure iS surrounded with conventional flowers- of gorgeous colouring. On a label on the right is the text, The memory of the just is blessed j" and on a corresponding label on the left is There reinaineth therefore a rest for the people of God." Along the bottom we read, "In memory of Capel Hanbury Leigh, j who died the 28th of September, 1861. Erected by E. H L." Among the monuments in the interior of the church, those in the Hanbury chapel, on the north side of the church, are the most imposing. Two of these bear portrait busts in Carrara marble, one of John Hanbury, Esq., who died in 1734, and the other of the late Capel Han- bury Leigh, Esq. The ai-ijiot-ikil bearitigs borite by different members are emblazoned in several places. A noteworthy and pleasing feature in the Hanbury monuments is the absence of the ridiculous bombast which one sometimes meets J with, as on the Bosanquet monuments in the neighbouring church at Dingestow. How far nobler than fulsome adulation are such words as these His great understanding and hu- manity made the people of this place and neighbourhood rich and happy, and they will tell-tlieir children to latest posterity that he was a wie and honest man!" Pontypool may be under a cloud just now but no one will deny that to the Hatiburies it owes most grateful re- collections. A beautiful fretted canopy adorns the monu- ment of Robert Smith, Esq., of Wain Wern, against one of the pillars of the northern aisle and (he monuments of the late Rev Thomas Davies (the work of Mr Job Thomas, of New- port), the Llewellin family, and others, are also very tasteful. The mementoes of Charles Price, Esq., and Thomas Williams. Esq., founders of oharit ies in this parish, should by no means be overlooked by the visitor. W In the gallry on the north side of the church, are several monumental tablets, three of which bear epitaphs wilivil I thought worth copying on account of their oddity rather than beauty. One, on Jane Price, daughter of Charles and Mary Price, who died July 1st, 17%, in her 19th year. is as follows "Farewell, dear daughter, in unblemished youth, Of filial duty, modesty, and truth Our grief great, our only child we've lost; For comfort now in Gqd alone we trust." Another, on William James, gent., who died on the 3rd of April, 1778, aged 84 years, reads: thus Ilunibie to his God, Useful to his country, Char: tahle to the poor, So the Lord gave him plenty." The third, on William Read, who died Jfarch 19th, 1769, in the 53id year of his age, is as follows 0 Here underneath, in silent slumber lies 1 JvEAD the Physician, pi04, meek, aud wise, In faith, in patience, and in hope who ran His steady race, a friend to God and man." A tomb in the chnrchyard, the north-west side, marks the resting place of one of the noted characters of Pontypool, the great Mr John Summerfield. who died March 16th, 1855, aged 38 years. His weight, about 34 stone, rendered his conveyance to the grave a matter of memora- ble difficulty, though his residence was at the Yew Tree Inn, close by the churchyard gate. Mr Summerfield was a native of this parish, was married at Tref-y-ddin church, and had five children. It was not till towards the latter part of his life that he became very stout, and his relatives speak of him as a good dancer and singer up to almost the last. His portrait re- presents him as very comely faced and by no means disproportioned. In September, 1850, he.was induced to traxel, to show what Ponty- pool could produce. The following is a copy of the handbill then published :—U J. Summerfield, a native of Pontypool, Monmouthshire, of the following extraordinary dimensions and weight, viz. Around the body, 67 in. thigh, 36 in. calf, 25 in. and in weight 448 lb. or 32 stone will exllibit at the from eleven o'clock in the morning until ten in the even- ing. Admission, 6d. each. Children under twelve years of age, half price. H. Hughes, printer, bookbinder and stationer, Pontypool." When he appeared before the public, Mr Sum- merfield wore a short white trousers, a short- sleeved black velvet dress, and a black velvet cap with three feathers. At the time of his death, his Weight had increased to 34 stone. In order to make my survey complete, Mr Wayman goodnatnredly took me up among the bells. A worn and winding narrow flight of stone stairs leads to the belfry, immediately behind the organ. Winding round and round, higher up, we came to a round-headed door- way, now walled up, which is said to have led to a "hog-ey. hole," in wllieh the old sextons are said to have been accustomed to imprison the naughty little boys who would play about the churchyard in sermon time but which more probably led out upon the roof of the old church. Higher and higher, and we came to the three bells themselves, hanging in their dusty chamber. In the amusing Legends of Gwent. Mr C. H. Williams tells of The Bell of St. Cadoc how its peculiar sanctify rendered it an object of great hate to Old Nick; how a witch by her spells set it swinging, and caused it to strike and kill a little child who had climbed up into the tower how, by causing a death, At once to the powers of darkness fell The forfeited right of the holy bell how the imps in high glee bore it away; and how it tolls ding dong deep under the hill when- evera child by chance i slain. There is no- thing remarkable about the three bells that are to be found in the tower now. The task of decipering the inscriptions on them I accom- plished ou a second visit, with the aid of Mr Furriell the sexton and a lighted candle. The big bell (he isn't very big, though he filled with wonder the little folks who went up with us) bears the words: "WALTER LEWIS: AARON JIORIS: CHURCHWARDENS: 1670:" The middle and best sounding bell bears the wcrds IOHN WHITE ROSSER: IOHN ROSSER: CHURCHWARDENS: one showing a leafy branch and the other a goblet-shaped vase or censer. The littie bell bears the words: "c: II: ROGERS: IOHN HAN- On one of the beams over the belle are carved the S R letters^! C., which I take to be the initials of the churchwardens who were in ofifce at the time the woodwork was put up. Leaving the bells to their silent rest, we ascended on to the leads, and had a fine view of the surrounding landscapes. Here Mr Thomas, of the Yew Tree, who is doing some repairs to the church, tested the height of tIle tower. and found that the distance from the ground to the top of the battlements is just 55 feet. The corner turret and pinnacles are perhaps five fcpt. higher. As we descended, we had another peep at the in- terior of the belfry, which is in a very bad con- dition, and ought to be at once repaired. Here the venerable sexton showed us tile way in which he rings the three bells at once; and very likely some folks who heard them won- dered what on earth was the ffidtter. And now my task was ended, and we had got across the road,when the sexton blnrttlv accused me of robbing tho church '• Oh said r; .¡ and of what, my friend?" "Of dust and whitewash 1" replied he. kindly brushing my hack. On looking at my clothes, I found that in groping about the bells I had done as lie had said, and to some extent, too "But go to print what I said," said my aged guide. 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POLICE COURT. SATURDAY. Before Col. Byrde, R' O J. '7. Llewellin, and C. J. Parkes, JtJq. IMPUDENT ROBEERY AT BLAENAFON. Jane Ann White, who had been remanded, charged with stealing a sovereign from the per- son of Win. Webb, collier, at Blaenafon, was again remanded. The evidence taken at the previous hearing was read over. Defendant said that she never saw complain- ant till he came to her house and asked her to act Jonnuck, and give him half the money he had given her to fetch tho drink with." Her son ordered him out of the house. Webb said that be was quite certain as to prisoner's identity. When he gave her the shilling which she begged of him, she told him that her name was Mrs White. Coombes deposed that when he arrested prisoner she swore she had not seen prosecutor that night. In answer to the Bench, Webb said that he was quite certain he did not give her the sovereign instead of a shilling. As prisoner pleaded not guilty, she was told that she must go for trial at the sessions. She said she would rather be dealt with here. The Bench told her that could not bc, unless she pleaded guilty. Prisoner It is very hard to plead guilty when one is not guilty. Mr E. B. Edwards: For goodness' sake don't do that. After a pause, and conferring with Mr Green- way, prisoner said I suppose I must plead guilty- She was seutenced to one month s hard labour. AFFILIATION. George Paster, who did not appear, was sum- moned by Sarah Ann Bryau, as being the father of her illegitimate child. Service of the sum- mons was proved and the girl's father deposed that the defendant had actually published the banns of marriage, but broke otf, and had paid money to witness's wife in witness's presence towards the support of the child. Defendant, who was said to be getting 7s a day and likely to get more, was ordered to pay 2s 6d a week, with midwife's fee and costs. CHARGE OF RAPE AT ABERSYCHAN. John Jones, roller, and Edwin Willett, forge- man, youths of 18 and 19 years old, were charged with committing a rape on the person of Emma Elliott, at Abersychan, on the 27th of April. Mr Greenway conducted the prosecution, and Mr Alexander Edwards the defence. Emma Elliott deposed I am a single woman. I reside at Thomas Willett's, at Abersychan, and am from 19 to 20 years of age. Last Tues- day three weeks, the 27th of April, I went to see tny brother, who was supposed to be dying. I should think it was about 11 o'clock at night. That would not be very far from my own home. In going into my brother's house I saw these two men, Jones and Willett, standing at the bottom of the steps. I remained there for nearly an hour, and then went to my own home. I should think it was about one o'clock when I went to bed. I did not take off my clothes, be- cause I intended to return to my brothel s. When I went to bed, the prisoners were in the house, by the fire. In the bed wjth me was Louisa Willett, sister to the prisoner Edwin Willett. After I had been abed some time, I fell asleep and when I awoke, John Jones was upon me, and Willett was shoving a haodker- chief into my mouth and holding my hands. I tried to cry, and Willett said it was no good to cry, and he stopped my mouth with a handker- chief. John Jones effected his purpose. I did resist as far as I could, but I was powerless. being very weakly. After that, John Jones (held me down, w hile Willett tried to do the same. I fainted away. Edwin Willett then asked me if I would tell his father, ami I said I would not. He asked me to say, If I drop dead," and I said it. He then got off me. I did not hear what John Jones said. They then left me. I came out and cried. John Jones said, By G-, if I had known, I would not have touched her jn and Edwin Willett said, No more would I." I then went to my mo- ther's, and told her hoW tit., young men ItAtl treated me, and I then went out to look for a policeman. While I was down the road, p.c. Lewis name in to ace my brotlier, and lie was told what had happened. I went to a doctor's, and took the woman who was sitting up with my brother with me. I was examined by Mr Lloyd, and afterwards, in the afternoon of the same day, by Dr Davies himself. I should think it wa:> a.lout 3 in the morning when I first went to the doctor's. Cross-examined I know the prisoner John Jones by his being at Mr Willett's. He has not been in the habit of coining to the house to see me. Willett's mother was partial to Jones, thinking he would be a good compauiou for Edwin. He has never slept in my bed. I have seen them-sleeping together in the day time in the bed which I occupy. I sleep in a room down stairs. John had never been there by himself when I was there. Mrs George never saw John Jones in my bed by himself. No one ever said "Good God, what does John Jones want here ?, Mrs George saw John Jones aad j Edwin Willett in the bed together. John Jones was never seen in the bed with ine. I homas Willett never saw him in tbc^ bed with me. Edwin Willett was never seen in the bed with me. I have sal up with him, talking about shop, and things. They did not send for any beer the night I went to my brother's. They left a cupful on the drawers for me, but I did not touch it. I was in too much trouble about my brother. I told Tom and John about 12 o'clock to go to bed. John Jones went out, but came back and said his mother had locked him out. Edwin Willett. was sitting by the fire, laud said he would pretend to be asleep, as he i did not want Jones to stop there. Jones asked for his apron, and I gave it to him. He went out, telling me to tell Edwin that lie was going where he had been before. Edwin went out after him, and they came back in together. I sat up with them, and afterwards went into the other room and lay upon the bed, and went to sleep. The door was not locked. I am not certain that I shut it. There was no lock on it. The rooms join each other. Lonisa-Willett, aged 11 years, sister to one of the prisoners, deposed Last Tuesday three weeks I went to bed at night by myself, in a room down stairs, at my father's house. Emma Elliott did not wake me when she came to bed. I was awoke thai night by something, and found Emma lying by my side, and I saw John Jones on top of Emma. Edwin was pushing a hand- kerchief in Emma's mouth. Emma tried to holla. John Jones get off, and Edwin Willett got upon her, in the same way as I saw Jones. Jones was then holding her, and the handker- chief was in Emma's mouth, preventing her from crying out. Edwin got off, and they went out into the kitchen, and Edwin got some water for Emma. Emma was fainting. They said something to Emma, but I do not recollect what it was. Emma cried very badly. Cross-examined by Mr Edwards There was a light on the table in the room. I saw all this, I was promised halt-a-crown by Emma if I would say this. I was to have the half-crown if I would tell the truth. She did not say she would give it me if I would only say what she told mc. I was asleep when she came to bed. He-examined I was awoke by the scuffle, and her trying to get from them. P.c. Lewis (62) deposed Ou the 27th of April I saw Emma Elliott about half-past two o'clock in the morning, in the strei-t. She told me that she had been looking for me. She was crying, and her hair was disarranged and hang- ing down. She told me that Edwin Willett and John Jones had assaulted her very badly that Willett held her down, and that Jones com- mitted a rape upon her. Cross-examined I know these young men, and have nothing to say against them. John Davies, M. D., deposed: I reside at Abersychan, and am a doctor of medicine and a surgeon. On the 27th of April, early in the afternoon, I saw Emma Elliott, and examined her. [Tile doctor described the appearances.] I found her dress torn, and stained with recent blood. I know the parents of both prisoners as being very respectable people, but I don't know the young men except by sight. Mr Greenway handed in a couple of charac- ters for the girl, from her recent employers. Mr Alexander Edwards said he should like to call some witnesses as to the girl's character and what had been seen. She had been seen in bed with Jones, and Jones had been seen in her bed, and she had also been seen in bed with Willett. Eliza George deposed I am the wife of Ed- ward George, and am acquainted with the Willetts, and was in the habjt of going to their house. Mrs Willett is my sister, and the pri- soner Edwin is my nephew. The sitting-room and the room in which Emma slept adjoin each other. One day I went into the room for my quilt, and found Edwin Willett lying rolled up in my quilt at the bottom of the bed, and Jones was at the top of the bed. Emma was in the kitchen at the time. Tins was the vyeek before this happened. The boys had been working at night, I never saw John Jones there by him- self. I never saw them there but that once. Cross-examined by Mr Greenway: I fre- quently went to the lions<> before my sister died. S .e died a mo::th ago last Monday. I have not gone to the house so frequently since. Thomas Willett, aged 15 years, brother of the prisoner Edwin, deposed I remember Emma going down to see her brother, and my fetching some beer to my father's house for the prisoners. Emma was there then. She sat and had some beer with us. She did not tell me to go to bed, but said it was almost time for me to go. I said it was, and asked her if Edwin was going to bed. She said. "No, he was going to stop up to see his trousers mended." I said," The trou- sers are already mended." She, said they were not. I said There is something up to-night." I then went to bed, and left all three sitting up. On the Tuesday after my mother was buried I was sent for my master's dinner, and called at my father's house. I saw Edwin sitting down, and asked him where was Emma. He said she was gone out to get some taters for my dinner. I went into the other room to cut some bread and cheese out of a cupboard, and saw John Jones and Emma lying on the bed together. I said, This is fine goings on now, here, Jack." My brother called me Out, and said he would kick me out. They both followed me out, and Emma paid for a quart of beer not for me to split. She gave me the money, and I fetched the beer from the public. John Jones was up there frequently, and I have seen him once on the bed with her. She was not undressed. I have seen him on the bed more than once, and she was in the house at the same time. When I went to bed I always left Emma and Edwin sitting up together. I never saw Edwin in bed with her. Cross-examined by Mr Greenway I never told anyone about this. I do not often go to a public house. I sometimes go on a pay Satur- day night not other nights. I work for Mr Williams, rail inspector at the British forge. I have seen familiarities going on ever since Emma came there first, two or three months ago. When she came there first she was going after Win. Williams. John took to come theie to her about a fortnight after she came. I never told anyone that I had seen any famili- arity between Emma and either of these, until I told it bare in court to-day. I told my aunt about it about eight o'clock this morning. She knew nothing about it before. I went to Mr Alexander Edwards's, and told him. When I saw Jones and Emma in bed together, my mother was in her grave, and my father was at Dowlais. I was to have nothing for coming here. My aunt, Eliza George, has been to the house twice, I believe, since my mother died. She used to come there before very often. lhej were both dressed when they were in bed. That was a month ago come next Tuesday. I fetched the quart of beer from Mr Lane's, and was served by Mrs Lane. It was somewhere about 12 o'clock on a Tuesday, a month come next Tuesday. To Mr E. B. Edwards I was not disturbed on the night this took place. I sleep in the room above Emma. John Willett, 13 years of age, deposed I went home for my dinner on the Thursday after my mother was buried, and called to Emma to get my dinner. I went into the room, and saw Emma in bed with my brother Edwin. She got out of bed then, and got my dinner. I never saw Edwin with her besides. He usually slept in our bed. She drank some of the beer that night. Cross-examined by Mr Greenway She drank out of a cup, which John Joues handed to her, aud she put the cup down on the chest of drawers. I go home every day to my dinner about the same time. The front door was open that day, but the other door was shut. I called Emma," and she said Here I be." She tllell came out of the room, and my brother stopped in the bed. I told my brother Thomas last week that I saw them. I did not tell my father. I also told my grandmother last week. [heard that my brother had run away, aa well, several weeks ago, in consequence of this charge. Nothing has been promised to me for coming here. 1 never hardly go to public houses. The little girl, Louisa, was recalled, and in answer to a question, said she did not hear Emma say that they could come and sieep on her bed, at the foot of the bed. Emma Elliot, recalled, said that there was not a word of truth in what had beeu stated by the boys. Dr Davies, in answer to the Bench, said that the appearances indicated recent laceration, and were not consistent, in his opinion, with the idea that the prosecutrix had led an immoral life. Mr Greenway said that even supposing what the witnesses for the defence had said to be true, it would not affect the present charge. Prosecutrix said that one of the prisoners said that if she told about them, they would say something about her. Louisa, recalled, said that Edwin gave her a little rabbit to go to bed that night but Emma did not say that he could come to her bed and lie where he liked. Mr E. B. Edwards observed that it bad been held that even where there had been cohabita- tion, and the parties had afterwards separated, that was 110 answer to such a charge as this. Col. Byrde asked if the defendants wished to say anything, warning them that anything they might say would be taken down, and might be used against them at their taial. Euwin Willett then said I wish to say that she has been up in the club-room before with IIIC, alld Ilad sllare of a pillt of rum. She was lying down all her length 011 the floor, with her £ nn round my neck, and we fell asleep. At. other times she has come to me in my bed after I had been at work all night, and I could hardly j get two or three hours' sleep. She came plaguing me, and askea me if I was offended. I could hardly get any sleep at all for her. She told me that John Jones had had connexion with her. A month ago next Sunday, Louisa came up- stairs, where I was reading, and caught Emma lying on top of me. Emma told her to go down, and rose up, saying, She won't go down till we go down together." I caught her in bed with my father the morning before my mother was buried. I had been sitting up with the corpse all night, and seeing that the door at the top of the stairs was fastened, which was an unusual thing, I peeped through the keyhole. I saw her jump out of bed, and my father couch himself under the clothes. I asked her about it afterwards, and she said it was no harm to. go to bed to a man she could go to bed without doing anything. She said it was not the first tillle she hacl been in bell with bim. She was always using filthy language. John Jones said She was coming up to the forge every night with Edwin's supper, and I used to go to seud her. Perhaps I would be working, and Edwin would say, "Jul.nny will be here now just," and she would say, Then I will stop for Ililll." Down by the coke ovens WI: were talking together, and she wanted nie to go to Bristol with her on Whitsun Monday, and she asked me to go over to her mother's house first, and have a cup of tea. She was putting eggs in Edwin's box to send to me to work. She sent Edwin over to letch me on Morldny llIoming five weeks next Monday. She sent Edwin over for me to come and have a cup of tec, and she would have some rum for us. Mr E. B. Edwards Have you anything to say to the charge? You have said nothing about that. Jones No, sir. „ Louisa, recalled, said she never saw Emma in bed with the prisoners. Jones She told Edwin's undo that she would not have minded it if it had not been for little Louisa. Mr Alexander Edwards asked if the Bench would take bail. Col. Byrde said that they would not. The prisoners must go for trial at the assizes. They did not think they would be justified iu dealing with the offence in a milder form, as an assault. At the same time, they were sorry to see the young men there, and were sorry to have to send them for trial, as they felt, and the Judge felt, that such cases should not be sent there unless there were good grounds and necessity for it. The witnesses were then bound over to ap- pear. TRESPASS AT PATEG. George James, a lad, who did not appear, fined 56. for trespass, by walking through -O_r" some grass and dalllagillg a fence, the property of John Jenkins, at the Cwm. WEDNESDAY. Before the Rev J. C. Llewellin and C. J. Parhes, Esq. A VIRAGO. Bridget Connor was charged with being drunk and riotous, and assaulting the police, on the previous day, in Park-rond, Pontypool. She was sentenced to one month's hard labour.
COUNTY COUNT. TUESDAY—Before J. M. HERBERT, Esq., Judge. There were entered for bearing this day, 5 adjourned causes re-issued, 13 new, 71 judg- ment summonses, 3 total, 102. Of these 25 had beeu struck off, leaving for hearing 77. Wilmett v. the Monmouthshire Railway Company. His Honour gave judgment in this case as follows :— The plaintiff sued the defendants for the value of certain articles of clothing, which were packed np ill a paree] and delivered at the rail- way station in this town for conveyance to Newport. The value of the goods was stated in the particulars to The sum paid for the carriage was 8d. The defendants paid into court £1 3s. 8d., the value, according to the particulars, of the articles whiJi had been lost. and never recovered by the railway and, as regards the residue, it was proved that they were tendered to the plaintiff before action was brought, but refused. The parcel was stolen by a man who, since the hearing, has been convicted at the session of this theft; and a dress and several of the other articles were found by the police on the 5th of January in the possession of two women who were said to he prosfiftnes, and who were also put on their trial for the larceny, but acquitted. The grounds assigned for refusing to receive the articles tendered was that they had been worn by a prostitute. A dressmaker from Newport was called as a witness by the defendants, who sta- ted that she had carefully examined the dress, and that she was of opinion that it had never been worn, and it was not in the slightest degree soiled or injured. At the hearing I thought that the breach of contract by the rail- way in not delivering the goods in due course did not amount to a conversion, and therefore that plaintiff could only recover the value of the things actnally lost, with damages for the detention of the things found and tendered to her in an injured condition. And I am still of that opinion. In Conyer's Digest action upon the case of a trover, E, it is laid down, "The ne- gligent custody of a thing is not a conversion as if a barrel of butter was bailed to another, qui negligentia custodivit, ita quod who brought it negligently, so that it was spoiled. So if a carrier neglect goods delivered for carriage, whereby they are spoilen. So if goods are.stolen out of the custody of a common car- rier, tÏJat is not It c()nversiulI." The property in the dress therefore remained in the plaintiff after it was stolen from the defendants, and shfl can only recover for any injury done to it and for the inconvenience sustained by the delay in delivering it. Now I am by no means satisfied that the dress had ever been worn but had it been worn, I doubt whether the mere wearing (without producing actual damage) would en- title the plaintiff to sue the defendants for the cost price, as for an article rendered wholly useless to her; for the supposed damage appears to HIe in such a case to be one of sentiment, rather than not unless it can be shown that there was a reasonable apprehension of danger from wearing it, as of infectious fever, or of the fact of the owner being subjected to unpleasant, observations. But nothing of the kino WitS shown in the present case,and I am therefore of opinion that tho plaintiff can only recover damages for the detention of the parcel for an unreasonable eme, viz. from the 20th December to the 9th January and these dama- ges I assess at 2s. beyoud tho money paid into court. At the hearing of this cause a fact came out, which called forth from me a severe re- buke. The defendants, before the discovery of the dress, had a demand made upon them by some members of the plaintiff's family for ¡!,10 damages, in a letter stating that the cost price of the articles was £12 7s. Gli. Now it was impossible not to see that this was a c'roaa Qt- tp.mpt at fr««d, supported by falsehood, and it was therefore very wrong and reprehensible. And it appears to me so serious a wrong—and so pregnant with mischief to the public, tend- ing as it does to disincline railway companies to listen to honest claims for compensation, without testing their bona fides by an inquiry in open court—that I ought not to allow the plaintiff any costs. TVm. Townsend v. John Johnson. Mr Greenway for plaintiff Mr W. H. Lloyd for defendant. The claim was £2 10s., the value of a silver Geneva watch, which plaintiff, a policeman on the railway, had forwarded to defendant at Preston iu Lancashire, through defendant's agent, Henry Jones, on the 15th of February, to be regulated defendant having on a previ- ous occasion repaired the same watch. In answer to Mr Lloyd, plaintiff said that he had the watch in exchange from a watchmaker at Gravesend, and its value was then £3 5s. In answer to Mr Greenway, plaintiff said that he had been offered £2 10, in cash, or to be al- lowed for the exchange, for this watch. Henry Jones was called to prove the forward- ing of the watch, and that he had a letter to say that the parcel was lost. In answer to Mr Lloyd, witness said that the value of the goods he sent in the lost parcel was over £20, and that it was not insured he be- came acquainted with Mr Johnson by being secretary to a watch club, and was to be paid a penny in a-shilling for all the money he collec- ted for repairs Townsend was not a member of the watch club. Mr Lluyd denied the agency. Mr Greenway put in some letters from Mr Johnson. One of these was as follows :— "If you should see my secretary, H. Jones, please tell him to keep 5 per cent, for his com- mission; also tllo same in future on all private orders,and hope he will push this fellow's inter- est all he can. Signed, MUM 1" On the back was" H. J., private." Another, dated March 24th, 1868, said For your trouble in collecting repairs, &c., keep for yourself one penny in every shilling." Another advised the witness, Henry Jones, to push his claim while it was warm against the London and North Western Company for the value of this lost parcel. Ano- ther advised him not to claim for more than £10 as that was the extent of their liability. In answer to Mr Lloyd, Jones said that he made a claim against the London and North Western Company, as Henry Jones, secretary," and they replied that they were not answerable, as the value was over £10 and the goods were not insured. His Honour held that there was a general authority. Mr LIyd called the defendant into the wit- ness box, to deny the agency in this case and the receipt of the parcel. Mr Greenway put in some receipts, one of which was for" nille bob." His Honour remarked that that was in the Lancashire dialect, the language of Tim Bobbin. The Judge held that plaintiff had made out a good case, and gave judgment in his favour for 50s. to be paid in a week. Two witnesses al- lowed. Fcrgusson v. Edicard Jones, forgeman at Blaenafon. This was a claim for drapery goods. At the last court, defendant denied his lia- bility but was now ordered to pay 5s. a month. Pitt v. John Jones. Mr W. II. Lloyd for plaintiff, who lives at Pontnewynydd, and claimed for a quarter's rent of two houses. Mr Greenway for defendant, who lives at Garndiffaith, and called him into the witness box. Defendant deposed that on the 21st of July, he told plaintiff that he should leave if the premises were not repaired for him. His Honour said that that was no notice; a notice must be definite. Defendant further deposed that plaintiff ac- cepted a person named Cream as a tenant at a reduced rent, and that Mrs Pitt accepted the keys he added that one of the houses was quite untenantable. In answer to a question, defendant said that Cream offered him the rent after he had been iu possession amonth,and he told him he had nothing to do with it. The Judge said that a wife could not accept a surrender, unless she had especial authority. Plaintiff denied that Mrs Pitt had such au- thority. C'eam was called as a witness, and stated that Mr Pitt said he had no objection to accept him as a tenant, aud that he did not care wbe- iwitness paid ii.oiiiMy • r quarterly, at reduced rent offered Mr Pitt the rout, and iie refused to !.a) it witness afterwards offen d it to June. an lie also refused it. His Honour said that he must look to wh took place at time; if he believed Mr Pi he must give judgment for him it he 'J die « conclusion thai Cream was accepted as a tenaS at a reduced rent, and the acceptance of hi- & a tenant, was equivalent to a surrender of bot^ itoii>es. iTM in;i -[ rionsui'" plaintiff Kit b aided that it wns a dv-'tln'oi casj. Starr v. AP" i. Plaintiff, a journeyman o,ucivSijKi.h fendant for wages. In the Qourse of r>vidc. • • pia that defendant used to put U (»'!••• -.id. \ViEt> tll work with where he He admitted that h.rl ac- cepted payment of wugt6, at the ena of the haif week. His Honour said "that puis an end to the sef vice," and gave judgment to. defendant, Defendant asked for his dav's ¡, No," said his Honour, "you are a man, and your wife is a striker." She's a better striker than him," said de- fendant. ¡, Well, well," saill the Judge; "it is net every man who has a who can strike." J. H. Dai-is v. John Lewis. Claim £2 15s. lid. fur grocery and drapery. Mr W. H. Lloyd fur plaintiff. Adjourned fot particulars. Ilepworth and Shaw v. Williams. Mr Waldcn, of Newport, said that he did not i offiu- himself as a solicitor, but as a witness. The Judge observed that if Mr Walden did not appear as a solicitor, the case was struck I Ullt the plaintiff was not present, and there was consequently nobody before the court. Mr Greenway said that he would appear fof the plaintiffs. Tins set the case upon its legs; and Mr Walden eta- ted that plaintiffs were editors of a trade Protection circular at Manchester, and defendant, who had retired, hut had formerly carried on business at New' port as a hrick maker, owed 30s. for a year's subscrip" tion for the circular defendant had admitted the deb* to witness. Judgment for plaintiffs. Patterson v. Henry Parker and wife. This was another wedding dress case. Plaintiff, a travelling draper, claimed for goods sup- plied to defei'i it's wife before her marriage. Her name was then Elizabeth V/illiims. Plaintif fsaid that the goods were fllr the young woman to be married in, but the page was torn out of his book. Defendant admitted one shawl, and was ordered to pay 2s. a month. Morgan v. Woodhou.se and others. Mr Plews for plaintiff, and Mr Bythov.-ay for de- fendants. This was an equity case, which had lioea aujour!„d, and in which some property at ii u-o.lifTaith was at The case had been adjouiuvu tf-al tb-- smy-.t be amended. Mr Bythewav now said that the p.:r?on (ono rf the claimants) wh" had undertaken (he office of next fnead for his brothers and »iek-r?, had left England. Mr Plews r^pHci tiuu he lf¡, Îür ¡"m- | porarv purpose, havi.ii; gruo to A-rv'Va u fdell hi wife, and he was expected to have returned before thie court. Mr Bytbewav put in a letter, in whieh Johu Morgan appeared to be asking some person wha- he would give for his claim, as he wanted to go ivunc bid, "laave the damned country for good." The Judje remarked that the writer seemed to wish i to compromise his claim rath«r than have it swallowed I • up in law. and he thought he was sensible man. Mr I'lews denied that, thi, lettcr wao iT John S gan's wriling; and submitted that t.nere was sufficient before the court for a decrcial order to g: before I registrar, that inquiries Right be made as to certain I facts of deaths and itguniviev, &c. I Mr Bythevvay thought that before the :!1',1 I chambers, there ought to be soics r.t,unt) iha cost: Mr Plews replied that defendants yre~ Uv.*m! possession of the property and rents, c.id that :f- ticient security. Mr Bytueway said that fbera V.t < a 1" i t v a to whether the 1,aintitfs were the proper CUM wants, and whether some other claimant might Bot appear ai a future time. After some technical discussion, Mr Bjthcwav moved that plaintiff should elect to proct ed at law or at oquitr. Mr Plews undertook that the action at law s i aid proceed i.o firther and said he had ad not^c of intention to apolv for sppi.ri.y rte, u /.vever, pruTT.'i ed Henry Davis, grocer, Abersychan, and Lovis Williams, Yarteg, contractor, as securities. Tho de- cretal order, to go before the registrar for further in- quiries, was eventually made.
A B ERSYCUAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. The monthly meeting was held on Wednes- day. Present: Messrs C. J. Parkes, (chairman), J. Richards, Rev J. C. Llewellin, Mitchell, Rev H. Daniel, C. Herbelt, Jones (Varteg), Thos. Lewis, Jones (Albert Inn), Hambleton, Parker, Fisher, and Dr Davies. The minutes of the last meeting having been confirmed, the Chairman read the SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Gentlemen,—I beg to make the following report respecting the undermentioned subjects Nuisance, The nuisance complained of at the last meeting as existing on Benjamin Pearce s premises, Aber- sychan, caused by the keeping of pigs: vnth respect to the same I have to report that I found pigs there as stated, but as to being a nuisance at the time Mr Williams complained to the Board, I am of opinion they were not, for I find the pigs icere bought at Abergavenny on the Tuesday, and brought there on the afternoon before the Board meeting, so that there was not sufficient time for them to become offensive by the time he complained to the Board. 1 examined the premises three or four times since, and have not found them in an offensive state. At one time I found a foul icash- tub, and ordaecl it to be chaned and removed, ivhich teas done. The pigs are still kept there, and are often fed in the y u-d at the back of Mr Williams's house and others, and the ivhole of Mrs Croft's tenants have a right to use the yard therefore at times the pigs must be an annoyance, I if not actually a nuisance injurious to health. boiling of offal after slaughtering is also complained of as being a nuisance. The chimney is low, and when the wind blows certain icays, the steam gets into the house of complavv.jii. Tj this I would suggest that if the Board intend to allow slaughtering to continue on the premise;, the offal-boiling pan should b reconstructed, and all vapour, d-c., arising therefrom he made to pass through the fire, and the chimney stack raised several feet higher. The interference of tenrks dfJil" [1/ the Board- In accordance with the order of the Board at the last meeting, I examined the work then being done, adjoining the Old Brewery premises, which 1 beg to report was the building on a wall con- structed by the Board, and the building a over the sewer by Mr Woodford, "f P^uijponi. The wall across, the sewer is r. A constructed, in a proper manner, as no relieving arch is turned, or other contrivance to keep the. weight off (he pines • ami J may here state that the builder is fine of £ o for not applying to the Board for per- mission to do the work, and the Board may cause it to be pulled down, altered, or otherwise dealt icith as they may think fit. The expense incurreU will fall upon him. Building and Drains. 1111- Richard Lewis, Pontnewynydd, submih lis bluclc plan for the removal, of his stable and p>g- sties, as ordered at the last meeting. The alleru- lion icill be an improvement, as it removes iSm further from the houses and-road. The drainage of the premises requires consideration, as at pre- sent they have only a surface drain, as wed as the adjoi.dng property, and a covered drain. be necessary for their effectual drainage. I therefore consider it necessary for the Committee to Sfe the same with the surveyor. The Committee vh rrd the premises at the last meetiuy, but I was not present. Road at Talywain. I have wrote to Mr Morgan as requested, but have not yet received any reply, respecting the above road. Financial Statement. The sum of £7 has been received from the arrears of rates, arid £ 23 deposited ivith the Trea- surer, since the last meeting. The accounts for the year ended 25th March were audit d on the 6th and 1th inst. by JJlr Murrell, and have been printed. I may here remark his observation That the books are well kept, and are the most efficient and best arranged accounts he audits of any Local or Highway Board throughout his audit district." 1 am, Gentlemen, your obt. servant, Parkinson Chapman.
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