1871 Free Press

January 28th – Pontypool and Usk Highways Board
There is quicksand upon the road leading from Goytrey Church towards Nantyderry Station caused by a large quantity of water flowing from The Rev. Thomas Evans’s land into and alongside the above road for some distance. Man spreading stones on Wern Road.

March 11th – Pontypool and Usk Highways Board
Goytrey Surveyors Report:  The roads in this parish are more broken up than any other in the district; men are now repairing them. There is a large quantity of mould stripped from the banks on the Star Road which I intend to be removed as soon as possible. I have written several letters to order quick for new fences; Messrs Maule & Sons reply I have laid before you. The Chairman will explain to you as to the matter with Mrs Roberts, The Hendre. The Rev Thomas Evans has not yet stopped the water flowing on the Church Road; but will do so as soon as he can procure the necessary labour.

May 6th – Another Poultry Case
John Bethel, a middle aged man, who had been remanded and Thomas Motley, a youth, were charged with stealing a hen and seven chickens, the property of Thomas James, Ty Coch Farm, Goytrey. Mr Greenway appeared for Bethel and after hearing evidence, which tracked Bethel clearly from Goytrey to Victoria Village, where the hen and chickens were found in his possession, recommended his client to plead guilty, Bethel was then sentenced to 3 months hard labour. Motley was discharged with a caution.

Goytrey Highways Board –  a greater proportion of the Land road has been repaired. The land slips in the Star road will be removed as soon as possible. Mr Isaac Lewis wishes me to ask the Board to put up a wall to secure the banks on this road.

May 13th – Nantyderry Station
An excellent shop with a house and garden attached is now to be let at the above station. It is a desirable locality for grocery and shoemaking business.Three cottages are also to be let near said station, with suitable gardens.
Moderate rent – apply to Mr Williams, Refreshment rooms, Nantyderry.

June 1st – Pentre Cottages, Goytrey
Furniture and Effects sale on Wednesday June 7th
Walnut-wood couch, half a dozen chairs, Mahogany couch, covered with leather; Mahogany glass covered bookcase, Mahogany oblong table, Pembroke table, Damask window curtains, Fender and fire-irons, Carpets and Hearthrug, Sheep-skin mats, Stair carpet and brass rods, Mahogany four-post bed bedstead and furniture, Stump bedstead, Wool mattress, Feather and Milpuff beds, Chest of drawers, Dressing glasses stand, Tables and Ware, Towel horse, Cane chairs, Dinner Service, 89 pieces, Preserving Pans, Meat Hastener and Jack, Kitchen Fender and Fire-Irons, Trays, Saucepans, Tea Kettle, Coal Brasses, and Sundry useful Household Requisites.
Sale to commence at 2 o’clock in the Afternoon.

June 8th – Pontypool and Usk Highways Board
Goytrey Surveyors Report – I beg to report that these roads are now in tolerably good condition. The Rev. Thomas Evans has not yet put in the drain near the church but will do so in a few days.

June 10th – Riding without reins
John Williams, Penpellenny was summoned for riding on his waggon, drawn by four horses, without reins, in the parish of Llangview on the 22nd June last.

Defendant did not appear. Supt. Llewellin proved the offence and stated hat he had received a message from defendant that morning to say that he could not attend and hoping that the Bench would be lenient with him. – Fined £1 1s including costs. Defendant’s daughter was present and paid the fine.


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