1903 Free Press

February 6th – Pentre Farm, Goytrey

(midway between Pontypool and Abergavenny)
Messrs Marfell & Poole
Have been instructed by Mr John Evans, who is leaving, to Sell by Auction, on the premises as above, on Friday February 20th His Live and Dead Farming Stock And Effects Comprising:
76 Cross-bred In-lamb ewes
14 Cross-bred Cattle, viz: 4 dairy cows with and in calf, 8 yearling steers and heifers
4 Horses and Colts, including:- Cart mare in foal, half bred mare aged, cart colt, 2 years old, ditto
9 Strong store Pigs
Implements include:- wheel plough by Ransomes, ditto by Hornsby, riding plough, iron harrows, scuffler, horse rake by Nicholson, mowing machine gambo, Banbury, covered sheep racks, sheep troughs, ladders, wood mangers, cider casks, long and short harness, cow ties, and sundry tools
120 gallons of cider, stump of hay
Also a portion of the household furniture and dairy utensils, including:-
Arm and other chairs, corner cupboard, piano, chiffonier with marble top, couch, iron bedsteads, dress table, and numerous other effects.
Sale to Commence at 1.30
Auctioneers Office:
The Willows, Usk

March 20th – Poor Rates

Charles Morgan, farmer on the Llanover Estate, was summoned for non-payment of 8s 7d poor rate due to the overseers of the parish of Goytrey. – Ordered to pay in 14 days.
John Williams, farmer, was summoned by E.W. Gwatkin for non-payment of £3 18s 7d poor rate due to the overseers of the parish of Mamhilad.- He was further summoned for non-payment of 3s 11d poor rate due to the overseers of the parish of Goytrey. – The cases were withdrawn, defendant having paid the money.

June 5th

Take Notice, that anyone slandering me in any way whatsoever, after this date, will be prosecuted.
Signed Eliza Morgan, Elm Tree Cottage, Goytre. May 21st 1903

June 12th – Goytrey

A very interesting service was held at St Peter’s Church Goytrey on Monday afternoon, when the Lord Bishop of the diocese was present for the purpose of dedicating a new cast window in memory of the late Rev Thomas Evans, formerly rector of the parish for a period of 44 years.
The window is a beautiful work of art, representing in the centre, the Lord Jesus Christ as the good shepherd with St John and St Peter on either side.
The Rev Joseph Davies, who has lately been appointed to the living, but has not yet taken up his residence in the parish, was in the desk, while the lesson was read by the Rev Mr Fisher.
Appropriate hymns were sung by the choir, Mr C Williams of Goytrey Hall, presiding at the organ.
The Bishop, in the course of his address, spoke of the interest which Mr Evans always manifested in the welfare of the people, not only in his own parish, but also of the whole of the diocese. He related several instances of Mr Evans public and private benevolence and said the thanked God that he had put it into the hearts of the ladies (the daughters of Mr Evans) to present such a beautiful window for the glory of God and the adornment of his house, as well as to the memory of their beloved father.


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