1908 Free Press

January 17th

Blaenavon girl v Goytrey Minister

At Abergavenny on Wednesday The Calvinistic minister Rev Wm. Jones was summoned by Miss Kate Alice Jones 24, single woman native of Blaenavon.

She entered his service 9 years ago

This conduct commenced 4 years ago and last August a male child was born. The defendants’ wife was delicate and always away from home and the girls story was that when she was away he entered her bedroom early in the mornings. On discovering her position she wrote to defendants’ wife and was ordered to go to Mozariah. Commencing upon certain papers the girl was made to sign, Mr. Saunders characterised defendants conduct in connection therewith as that of a guilty man. Mrs. David, a friend of Mr. + Mrs. Jones pressed the girl for a long time to withdraw the charge against defendant for the sake of the church and to sign a paper to clear defendant. She did so.

She was then called to the manse and met with Mr. Jones Mrs. David

The girl then withdrew her statement. And wrote a letter of apology. Case dismissed.

January 17th – Goytrey

A pretty wedding took place on Thurs week when Maud? Bowen, 3rd daughter of Mr. E Bowen was married to Mr. Horace Morgan s/o Mr. T Morgan of Goytrey. The wedding took place at the parish church, Miss Bowen had been organist there for 7 years The rev J Davies rector conducted the service which was choral, hymn 351 being sung. The bride was prettily dressed in cream and given away by her father. The bridge groom was attired in his dress staff uniform. Miss Ethel Morgan sister of the bridegroom + Miss Mary Bowen sister of the bride were b/maids. Best man Harry Morgan brother of the bridegroom. The happy couple left amid showers of rice and confetti to a honeymoon in Bristol.

January 17th – Drowning Fatality

Inquiry at the Carpenters Arms Penperlleni into the death of Emily Louisa Lindsay, 10 years of age who was founded drowned in the canal at Mamhilad sometime during Friday night.

Wm. Lindsay father of the deceased said his daughter was a strong child and he last saw her at 9am that morning when she was going to school. She usually returned home about 4.45 but on that night she was going to Pontymoile to meet her mother who was returning from Cwmbran. She did not meet the child however and he became uneasy when his wife arrived home without her. His wife walked back to Pontypool to search for her and also to inform the police that she was missing and a search was made in the canal with the aid of lamps until 5 o clock in the morning and as no trace was found of her the search was abandoned.

The body was found lower down the canal at about 10.40am on Saturday morning.

Laura Jones 12, d/o David Jones Lansoy said the deceased was in school all day Friday and they came out at 4 o’clock. She was the deceased at Park-y-brain bridge about 4.15. She asked where she was going but deceased did not reply. She was then going in the direction of her home.

Arthur Jenkins, carpenter, Penperllenny said that he was working at Mamhilad house on the Friday and left about 5pm he walked along the canal back home and when about 500-600 yards from the spot where she was found he met the girl.

Wm. Hill, labourer Pengroesoped said that he saw the body in the canal just below bridge 96 on the sat morning. He went to Mrs. Rowlands who lived nearby and her to send to Lindsay and give information.

Found drowned.

February 7th

The obit Mrs. Keziah Pape who died in Abergavenny on Jan 23rd in her 84th year Goytrey loses one of its old inhabitants . Though residing for the past few years out of the parish, Mrs. Pape who was the widow of the station master Mr. T Pape at Nantydery for over a quarter of a century lived nearly 40 years in the parish. She was interred in Goytre churchyard on the 28th Jan.

February 14th

Mr + Mrs Court of Tranch P’Pool desire to tender their sincere thanks to many friends who sent wreaths of sympathy for their sad bereavement especially to governess + teachers of St Albans RC school

March 6th – Cottage to let Goytrey

Apply O J Lawrence Blenheim House Pontypool.

March 13th

To let old fashioned thatch cottage pig sty and c apply D H Morgan Goytrey. Large garden.

For sale 10 pigs 10 weeks old apply Cornish, Gilley, Goytrey.

April 10th – Farming stock, Llwycelyn Goytrey

Live + Dead`Stock

Instruction from Mr Thos Jones to sell on Wed April 22

6 cross bred cattle

15 superior Radnor couples + 2 rams

4 horses

sow + 8 pigs + 10 couples fowls


Gambo, market trap, dog cart nearly new, wheel plough wood roller horse how, harrow, chaff machine (new) wheelbarrow etc.

Sale 1 o;clock sharp

April 24th

To let Ivy Cottage Burgwm Goytrey with large gdn attached. Apply Thos. Davies c/o Alfred Wms Burgwm Goytre

May 22nd  – Goytrey removal

The Rev A Bowen Morgan who has been for 5 years the pastorate at Saron Church has now been removed to Moriah bap ch Abercycon.

May 29th

Parishes of Goytrey and Mamhilad

Valuable freehold lands for sale

Montague Harris from the trustees of the late Col H C Bryde at the Angel Hotel A 16th June

Lot 1: Pentre Farm Goytre

Suitable farmhouse and buildings cont. 124a choice arable, meadow, pasture and wood land the whole now in the occupation of Mr. Lewis Morgan

Lot 2: Penystair Farm Goytre with suitable homestead + buildings 42a etc now in the occ of Mr. Edward Humphries

Lot 3: Panttysgawn Farm in par Goy + Mam with capital hse + outblds 66a in occ. of Mr. Chas Maggs

Lot 4:Parc Bach Farm Goytre, small farm of 13a 3r 3p convenient hse + bldgs in occ of Mr Wm Jones

Lot 5: 2 parcels of grassland near Saron Chapel in occ Mr Wm Jones

June 5th

For sale pea + bean sticks flower stakes cordwood apply D H Morgan Goytre

June 26th

Sale of Freehold Farm nantyderry

on Monday 27th July at the Crown Hotel Pontypool

Free hold farm Tir y Goytre situate nr Nantyderry station comp hse fm bldgs etc cont 17a 3r 7p now in occ of Mr Wm Aulton the owner.

Auct E Bowen P’pool


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