1869 Free Press

January 23rd.

AN UNSUPPORTED CHARGE.—George Watkins, a lad of respectable appearance, was charged with housebreaking at Goytrey. Mr Greenway defended. The prosecutor, Henry Plaisted, deposed that his house was broken open, sometime on 5th December last, during his absence, and that a box in his bedroom was partly wrenched open, and a quantity of loose silver and coppers taken out. There was the mark of the heel of a boot left on a sheet that lay on the floor of the bedroom, and the mark was the size of the defendant’s boots. The only other evidence affecting the accused, was that of another lad, who said he saw him near Plaisted’s gate on the day named. Case dismissed.

January 30th.

GETTING INTO A HOUSE AT GOYTREY.—Elizabeth Thomas was charged with stealing 2s. 6d., the moneys  of George Watkins, at Goytrey, on the 16th inst. Mrs Watkins stated that on her return home on the day named, she found that her house, which was left locked, had been broken open. Prisoner was found in one of the bedrooms, and had put the half-crown and some other things into the holes in the wall, where the police discovered them. The girl had been in the habit of going to the house, and had been very kindly treated. Sentenced to 3 weeks’ hard labour.

February 6th.

JOHN HARRIS v JOHN PHILLIPS.—claim 17s. 3d., for work done as carpenter, in the parish of Goytrey. To pay by two instalments.

February 20th.

CHARGE OF TRESPASS.—William Morris, charged with trespass on lands of Thomas James, at Mamhilad for the purpose of cutting twigs for basketmaking, was discharged, as the witness against him, a besom maker, named Rawlings, proved himself unworthy of belief, by denying that he had received parish pay under the pretence of being blind, while it was well-known that he had done so.

February 27th.

TRYING HIS RIGHT.—John Waters, of Goytrey, was summoned for encroachment, by depositing a quantity of mould on the side of the highway within 15 feet of the centre of the road. Henry Williams, surveyor, stated that he had seen the mould, and was instructed by the Highway Board to prosecute. Mr Greenway said he would admit that the defendant put the mould there, but it was on his own land, over which he had exercised right of ownership upwards of 30 years. The late Mr Owen tried to get him from there, and issued a writ; so that the case was now in the Court of Queen’s Bench, and this Bench had no jurisdiction. The case was adjourned.

April 17th.


At the parish church of St. George, Gloucester, April 14, by the father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Richard Byrde, the Rev. Frederick Louis Byrde, the son of Henry Charles Byrde, Esq., J.P., of Goytrey house, Monmouthshire, to Christiana Nattle youngest daughter of the Rev. T. N. Grigg, vicar.

January 23rd

FROM THE ‘LONDON GAZETTE’.—Bankrupt, Tuesday, May 18.—Joshua Evans, Llanover, clerk in holy orders, May 29, Bristol.


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