1910 Free Press

January 5th – William Jones, milk vendor Goytre charged with driving a cart with no lights


Mr Wm. Jones, milk vendor, Goytrey, was charged with driving a horse and cart after sunset without lights, at Mamhilad, on December 23rd. – P.C.’s Edwards and Powell gave evidence.– Defendant said he had lamps and they were lit.–Supt. James stated that he had advised defendant to bring witnesses. But he had not done so. The case was adjourned for a week for the defendant to bring evidence to support his statement.

PURE white Leghorn Pullets (Cook’s strain); point of laying; 4s 6d each. – Kidner, Trinidad, Goytre.

January 21st – William Jones fined 10s for no lights

Wm. Jones, milk vendor, Goytrey was fined 10s for driving a horse and cart after sunset without lights, at Mamhilad, on December 23rd. – P.C. Edwards, Little Mill, said he saw defendant driving without lights. He was under the influence of drink. – Defendant said he had lights. P.C Powell confirmed the evidence of P.C. Edwards. – Jane Morris, Goytrey, said she supplied the lamps and candles to defendant.

Cordwood for sale apply DH Morgan.

CORDWOOD, Oak Crop, and Coppice Wood delivered in large or small quantities. – D. H. Morgan, Goytre, near Pontypool.

February 18th – Smoking concert at the Refreshment rooms Nantyderry for Mr Stanley Morgan, son of William Morgan, Glanusk on the eve of his departure to Australia

An enjoyable smoking concert was held on Monday evening at the Refreshment Rooms, Nantyderry, with the object of making a presentation to Mr Stanley Morgan, youngest son of Mr Wm. Morgan, of Glenusk Farm, Goytre, on the eve of his departure for Western Australia. Five of Mr. Stanley Morgan’s brothers have already sought their fortunes in the Antipodes, and have been rewarded with success. The presentation, which was subscribed to by many friends and residents in the neighbourhood, took the form of a fitted dressing-case, collar box, and pipe in case, which was accompanied by an appropriate address and a list of the subscribers. Mr Knipe (Pentwyn Farm) presided over the proceedings, and made the presentation in eulogistic terms. He said he was extremely sorry to learn that they were about to lose one of their best friends. He could assure Mr Morgan that the best best wishes of all the subscribers would go with him in his new sphere of life. It gave him great pleasure to say that Mr Morgan’s five brothers had been successful from the time they landed in Australia. The recipient appropriately thanked all the subscribers for their useful presents and remarked that he felt sorry to part with so many kind friends. He thanked them for the good wishes and he would ever remember the good friends he had at Nantyderry. A programme of songs added to the enjoyment of the gathering. The contributors were Mr Tobin (Llanvair), Mr D. Morgan (The Wern), Mr J. Harding (Nantyderry), Mr Mathews (Chain Bridge), Mr Parsons (Llanvair Grange), and Mr Knipe (Pentwyn Farm). Before the proceedings closed, Mr Morgan’s health was heartily drunk by the company. Mr Morgan sails on Friday from London.

Sale of several Goytre properties – 3 cottages, Oak cottage, number 662 on map let to Mr Rosser, Coldbrook Cottage, Foes-y-bwch and Cae With-y-bont.





On WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24th, 1910,

at 3 for 4 o’clock in the afternoon (subject

to Conditions of Sale to be then produced),

the following



Lot 1. – All three THREE FREEHOLD COTTAGES, in the Parish of Goytre, in the County of Monmouth, with the Gardens belonging thereto and SMALL MEADOW adjoining, in the occupations of Messrs J. H. Walton, O. Court, William Harris, and E, Bowen, as tenants thereof respectively, being Numbers 663 and 664 on the Ordnance Survey Map of the said Parish, 1882, and producing the gross sum of £16 per annum.

Lot 2. – All that FREEHOLD MESSUAGE, known as Oak Cottage, with excellent walled-in Garden, adjacent to last lot, being number 661 on the said Map, now let to Mr E. Bowen, and producing £9 per annum.

Lot 3. – All that FREEHOLD COTTAGE and Garden, adjacent to above, being Number 662 on such Map, now let to Mr Rosser, and producing £5 per annum.

Lot 4. – All those FREEHOLD MEADOWS and ORCHARD also adjoining, containing about 3 Acres, 1 Rood and 36 Perches, and being Numbers 674, 675 and 676 in such Survey, now let to Mr Chas. Walters, and producing the sum of £6 per annum.

Lot 5. – All that FREEHOLD COTTAGE and land, situate at Goytre, aforesaid called Coldbrook, containing 3 Acres and a Half or thereabouts and now let to mr Edward Evans, of little Mill, and producing £15 per annum.

Lot 6. – All those PIECES OF ROUGH PASTURE and WOODY LAND, known as Foes-y-bwch, containing about 5 Acres, adjacent to Lot 4, now let to Messrs Bowen and E. Waters respectively, and producing the gross sum of £2 per annum.

Lot 7. – All those pieces of MEADOWLAND, situate in Goytre, aforesaid adjacent to the Canal there, called Cae With-y-bont and Lower Meadow, containing about 1 Acre and a Half, and now let to Mr O. Walters, and producing the gross sum of £1 13s. per annum.

Both the last lots are held under separate leases, dated 25th March 1860, for the lives of two persons now living, of the respective ages of 58 and 62 years, subject to the yearly ground rents of 2s and 2s 3d respectively and small heriot and alienation fees.

March 11th – Results of Property sale at Pontypool

Messrs Pittenand Wilton sold by auction at the Crown Hotel, Pontypool, on Wednesday evening the following freehold, leasehold and copyhold properties:–
Goytrey freeholds and leaseholds.

Three cottages in the Parish of Goytrey, producing the gross annual rental of £16, were bought by Mr Rufus Evans, of Penperllenny, for £200.

Oak Cottage, Goytrey,With garden attached, (rental £9 per annum), was purchased by Mr David Bowen, Goytrey, for £137.

A cottage and garden adjacent to the last lot, let £5 per annum, and also the meadow and orchard adjoining, containing 3 acres, 1 rood, and 36 perches (rentals £6), were sold as one lot to Mr Wm. Thomas, mamhilad, for £230.

The cottage and land known as Coldbrook, at Goytrey, comprising about 3½ acres, let at £15 per annum, was secured by Mr O. J. Lawrence, Pontypool, for £455.

Foes-y-bwch, Goytrey, a piece of rough pasture and woody land held from Mar. 25th, 1860 for the lifetime of a person now aged 56 years (gross rent £2, subject to a round rent of 2s), was bought by the present tenant, Mr E. Waters, for £16.

Two pieces of meadowland, known as Cae-With-y-Bont, and Lower Meadow, Goytrey, leased under similar conditions (gross rent £1 13s), became the property of Mr W. Walker, Goytrey for £23.

March 15th – Annual Parish meeting

The annual Parish meeting was held at paper 20 school, on Monday evening.Mr William Morris presiding. The election of parish councillors being the first business, Nine nomination papers were handed into the chairman, and the following gentlemen were duly elected; Messrs Rufus Evans, Franklyn Jaz, Harris, Edward Arthur Jenkins, William Knipe, William Morgan, Roger Morgan, William Walker, John Wilkes, John Williams. The chairman called attention to the state of the public paths, especially in the Goytre Wern Wood. It was resolved that Mr Walker and the G.W.R. Co. be written to, and asked to issue market tickets from Nantyderry to Pontypool Clarence street and Newport on Wednesdays; also with a view to inducing them to put a platform just below Penpelleny railway bridge, and to establish a motor service from Abergavenny to Pontypool. It was also decided that the Pontypool R.D.C. be written to with regard to the overgrowth of hedges and trees on the roadside generally. A vote of thanks was passed to the chairman.

March 18th – Sale of Farm Animals.

FOR SALE, Cow and Calf. – Apply, Penwern Farm, Goytrey, near Pontypool.

April 1st – William Stinchcombe, farmer, summoned for non-payment of poor rate, 19s 11d.

William Stinchcombe, farmer, Goytrey was summoned for non-payment of poor rate 19s. 11d., due to the overseers of Goytrey. Defendant said that legally he supposed he owed the money, but morally he didn’t, as the work of the canCouncil was not carried in a satisfactory manner. The ratepayers did not get value their money.He would pay under protest.–Defendant was hustled out of the dock by Sergt Powell, as he continued to speak after the Justices’ decision had been declared.

April 15th – Goytre road turns – report of how much land required to improve Goytre roads

It was reported that Miss Evans wished to know how much land would be required to improve Goytre-road by cutting off short turns.The Surveyor was asked to report, and an appointment will be made with the Parish Council to meet the committee.

April 19th – The Fatality at Mamhilad – Funeral

The funeral of Reginald Geo. Edwards, the boy who died as a result of shocking injuries received in an accident at the roadside near Wain-y-clare Inn on Thursday last, took place on Tuesday. There was a large cortege, testifying to general sympathy. His mother and sister with the chief mourners, and those present included the rev J. J. Griffiths, Baptist minister, Glascoed; Rev T. Williams, Mamhilad; Mr Sutherland, student pastor, at Saron, Goytre; Rev. Simmons, Bethany Pontnewynydd; Mr D. Buck, White House (the lad’s and employer); Mr Roger Lewis, Little Mill; and Mr A.J. Stock and son, Griffithstown. A service was conducted at the house by Mr Sutherland and Mr Williams, and at the chapel and graveside by the Rev. J. J. Griffiths. The internment took place at Saron Cemetery.

April 24th

Funeral at Saron of a young boy, Reginald George Edwards who died as a result of a terrible accident near the Wain-y-Clare

June 10th – Family Matter.

Stafford Griffiths, of the Bridge Hotel, Kemeys Commander,was summoned for being riotous.
Mr Evans (from the office of Mr W. J. Everett, Pontypool) appeared for the defendant, and admitted a technical offence,which arose out of a family squabble, defendant’s step-mother’s brother being the cause.
P. C. Baker said that while standing on Kemeys Bridge at 8:30 p.m. on the previous Saturday he heard bad language and sounds of a squabble. Then, going up to the Usk road he saw the defendant fighting with a man named Wynn.
The case was dismissed on the payment costs.
It was stated that Wynn could not be properly served with his summons, as he had disappeared.

Dog at Large

Rufus Evans, licensee of the Carpenters Arms, Penperlleny, was summoned for neglecting to keep his dog under control after sunset at Goytrey, 27th May.
P. C. Edwards, Little Mill, said he drove the dog home, and had it locked up.
A conviction for a similar offence was on record in January this year. Defendant was now fined 7s. 6d.

June 24th – Saron Sunday School Anniversary

This year again the faithful workers in connection with this school must have felt amply repaid for their labours of love, when they surveyed the large and appreciative audience that listened to the various items on the programme so well rendered by the scholars, which gave evidence of many hours of toil in preparation. Mr D. G. Sutherland, the student pastor, gave an excellent address to children in the morning. Mr David Buck presided over the evening meeting, and as a Sabbath school worker, was able to impress upon the audience the growing importance of Sunday School work, and what a valuable asset to the State it is, and has ever been, in cultivating and bringing out the best in the children, thus training them to be good and useful citizens of the Empire. A few suitable words of encouragement were also spoken by the chairman to the working staff of the school, which comprises, Mr J. Williams, superintendent; Mr John Evans, treasurer; Mr D. H. Morgan, secretary, and conductor of the singing. Miss Morgan, New House, tastefully accompanied throughout the day. The program was Prayer; Psalm, Ivor Dobbs; selection, choir; recitations, Reg. Griffiths, Horace Prosser, Llewellyn Harrhy; solo, Miss M. Jenkins; recitations, Gus Parry, Leonard Nicholas; selection; recitations, Annie Williams, Bertha Parry; solo, Miss Maggs; recitation, Susan Parry; solo and refrain, Miss Lily Jones and choir; dialogue, Ken Humphries and Cliff Morgan; recitations, Geo. Walton, Tom Griffiths; duet, Misses Hughes and Jenkins; recitations, Eunace Prosser, Bessie Parry, Plessie Jones, Ada Lewis (Welsh); quartet, Mr Evan Doel and Party; recitations, Ivor Jones and Albert Smith, Agnes Griffiths and Rachel Edwards; selection, choir; recitation, Hilda Edwards; solo, Peter Lewis; presentations, Richard Harrhy, Teddie Williams, and Mr Stanley Phillips; selection, choir; Doxology; Benediction.–The trip to Barry Island on Monday, favoured with ideal weather was one of the most enjoyable. Leaving Nantyderry at 8:21 a.m., the children and friends spent a delightful day, and returned home safely at 8:18 p.m. It might also be mentioned that Sunday the attendance was a record one, late comers having to be content with listening from the outside, as the interior of the pretty little chapel was packed to overflowing.

July 8th – Motor Cycling Accident.

On Monday afternoon and accident befell one of a party of young cyclists in the neighbourhood of Llanover. Near the top of Goytre Hall pitch a motor-cyclist coming in the opposite direction collided with one of the lads named Reggie Green, Earl street, Abertillery, knocking him off the machine. The lad was so badly injured that Mrs Williams, of Goytre Hall, had him removed to Nantyderry station, to be sent home to Abertillery by train.The motor-cyclist, named Collier, also of Abertillery, escaped practically without injury. Both machines were badly damaged.

Goytre parish council wrote complaining of water running to waste between Black Beech and Walnut Tree Farm

The Goytre Parish Council wrote complaining of the water running to waste between Black Beech and Walnut Tree Farm, and asking the Council to move in the matter, as the water was so much wanted.

The clerk explained that the water ought to supply a well which had been provided there after litigation about the year 1873.
After discussion Mr Watkins was asked to find out who was now the person responsible for the carrying out of the terms of settlement of the action in question.

July 29th – Goytre parish council meeting

At a meeting of the Parish Council, Mr Wm. Morgan presided, and there were also present: Messrs Roger Morgan, Wm. Walker, J. Williams, F. Harris, and A. Jenkins. The first item on the agenda was the turns on the road near the church. The clerk read a letter from Mr A. A. Williams, who had been written to respecting giving a piece of land on one corner of the road, and asking that a plan of the road and the length required should be stated. A committee was appointed, consisting of the chairman, Messrs J. Williams, and A. Jenkins, to inspect the road and take the necessary measurements. With regard to the road between Penpwllenny and the Old Stores, this was considered to be in order. As to the portion between the Walnut Tree and the Black Beech, a letter was read from Mr Watkins, of Pontypool, asking to be informed of the date when well was put there by the late rector. It was decided to press this matter, and it was considered very important that the pipes which carried the overflow into the well should be kept clean.The footbridge near Goytre House was found to have been repaired, and was now in order.

August 5th – Samuel Deverall ex mayor and tradesman of Abergavenny found hanging in the rear of his branch shop at Pengroesoped.

Incredulity, succeeded by consternation, was occasioned in Abergavenny and the neighbouring villages of Llanover and Pengroesoped on Wednesday afternoon when it was reported that Mr Samuel Deverall, an ex-mayor of Abergavenny, and one of the most prominent tradesmen in the town, carrying on a grocery business in Frogmore street, had been found hanging a barn at the rear of his branch shop at Pengroesoped.
The deceased gentleman cycled out from Abergavenny in the morning and arrived in Pengroesoped shortly after 9 o’clock. He was engaged in the shop and taking orders outside during the forenoon, and then appeared to be in his usual good spirits. About two o’clock, however, he could not be found, and soon afterwards his lifeless body was discovered by a pensioner named Aaron Prosser hanging by the neck from a beam in the French barn at the back of the shop. Prosser informed the manager Mr Wallace Woodward, who, hurrying to the rear, found Prosser’s information to be true.
He at once cut the body down, and sent word to Police-constable Power of Llanover. From investigations made by the officer it seems that Mr Deverall must have climbed to the top of the hayrick and divested himself of his coat, which was found lying with his hat on top of the rick. It is believed that the deceased must have been hanging for about half-an-hour. The body was taken to the shop. So far as can be ascertained there could have been no motive For the rash act, as Mr Deverall was always a most businesslike man, and as recently as last Tuesday week presided at a meeting of Abergavenny grocers and urged the formation of a local trade association. The news of his death was a great shock to his wife and family, and deceased’s two brothers in Penarth were also acquainted of what had happened.
Mr Samuel Deverall occupied the position of mayor of Abergavenny in 1907-08, being the ninth mayor. He has been chairman of the Abergavenny Liberal Association, and has also taken great interest in the Congregational Church. He was superintendent of the Sunday School, and also the presiding deacon. While Mayo he was president of the Abergavenny Eisteddfod. He was born near Gosport, Portsmouth, on 3rd October 1864, his parents being master and mistress of the Naval School.
Since his year of office Mr Deverall had been defeated at the poll in a contest for a seat on the Abergavenny Town Council, But as far as can be ascertained he had no serious trouble at the present time to prey on his mind. Only as recently as last week he was one of the most prominent speakers at a meeting which was held at Abergavenny for the purpose of forming a local Grocers Association, and as a matter of fact it was he who proposed that the association should be formed.
He was a member of the North Monmouth Liberal Executive, and was a regular attendant at meetings of this body. He was universally respected and admired throughout the whole district on account of his keen and businesslike manner, combined with a genial and generous spirit. He leaves a widow and two sons.

The Inquest.

The inquest was held by Mr J. R. Walford at the Pengroesoped Coffee Tavern on Thursday morning.

Margaret Bowen, who Lives at Oak Cottage, Goytrey, stated that she had had business transactions with the deceased for the last 20 years. Witness last saw him alive about 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, when he called at her house for an order. He had cycled from Abergavenny, and on arrival at witness’s house, he remarked that it was very close. Usually when Mr Deverall called at her house he shook hands with her when he arrived and departed, but he did not do so when he called on Wednesday. In the course of conversation he remarked, at the same time drawing his hand across his forehead, “I have a dreadful pain this way.” Mr Deverell appeared to be in a hurry and to be excited. After taking witness’s order, he said “Good-bye,” and then left. That was a last time witness saw him alive.

Aaron Prosser, who resides at Boat House, Llanover, an aged pensioner, stated that he discovered the body of the deceased in the old Dutch barn. Witness had known Mr Deverall for many years, and as he was proceeding to Mr Deverall’s shop on Wednesday afternoon he noticed that a man with hanging by a rope in the barn. He at once proceeded in the direction of the barn, and on seeing that it was Mr Deverall suspended from the rope he immediately ran to the shop for assistance. He was quite dead.
Wallace Edward Woodward was has acted as manager of Mr Deverall’s shop at Pengroesoped for the last four years, deposed that Mr Deverall often visited Pengroesoped in connection with his business. Only on Monday last Mr Deverall arrived at Pengroesoped and personally superintended the harvesting of his hay .On Monday Mr Deverall appeared to be in good health and spirits, but he was somewhat disappointed with regard to the quality of the hay. Witness did not see Mr Deverall alive on Wednesday, but early in the afternoon he received a communication from Aaron Prosser, in consequence of which he immediately proceeded to Mr Deverall’s barn. There he saw him hanging by a rope from a beam, and witness noticed that his feet were on the ground and that his knees were bent. Witness lost no time in cutting him down and in releasing the rope from his neck, but he was then quite dead.

The Coroner (to witness): In your constant contact with Mr Deverall have you ever noticed anything depressed or peculiar about him?–He hascomplained of pains in the head. He was subject to them.

Dr Lloyd, Abergavenny had known the deceased for some years. He had enjoyed fairly good health, but he had suffered from epilepsy, and persons who were so affected often complained of severe headaches. Persons who suffered that way sometimes had their minds unhinged and they sometimes developed suicidal or even homicidal, tendencies in an exceptional degree. Witness had made an examination of the body, and he came to the conclusion that after fastening the rope around his nech, he had thrown himself off the hayrick. His neck was fractured, and one of the strands in the rope which was found around his neck had been broken. Mr Deverall had suffered from post-epileptic mania, and witness was of the opinion that at the time he died his mind was unhinged.

Percy Charles Deverall, brother of the deceased, who resides at Penarth, stated that the deceased was 44 years of age. His family were aware that he was suffering from epilepsy.

The Coroner: Do you know if his financial position was such as to trouble him?–He had no financial troubles, none at all.

Has he left any writing you can in any way connect with his death?–We have not come across anything so far.

The Coroner, in summing up said it was exceedingly sad that Mr Deverall’s life should have terminated in the way it had done. There was no doubt that his life-long complaint of epilepsy had affected his head, and it seemed that while suffering from temporary insanity he took his life. He (the Cooroner) was certain that the jury would join in expressing sympathy with the widow and relatives of the deceased.
The foreman of the jury: Certainly.
The jury returned a verdict of ”suicide during temporary insanity.”

September 3rd – To let – Goytre.

TO LET, Two Cottages–one six rooms; one four rooms; large gardens and pig-sty.–Evans, Carpenter’s Arms, Goytrey.

Stock sale Yew Tree Farm.

1 mile from Nantyderry Railway Station and 5 from either Usk, Abergavenny, Pontypool, or Blaenvon.

Yew Tree Farm, Goytrey.

About 1 mile from Nantyderry Railway sSation and 5 miles from either Usk, Pontypool, Abergavenny, or Blaenavon.

Important sale of a very Healthy and Well-bred Collection of Farming stock
John H. Rennie.
has been favoured with instructions from Mr Josiah Lewis (who is giving up Dany-graig Farm), to sell by auction,Without reserve, on
Thursday, September 22nd, 1910.
On the above Premises to which same have been removed, for better conveniences of purchasers and Sale.

16 nice-sorted HEREFORD CATTLE, viz., 3 primary young cows, 2 young borroners, 4 18-month-old heifers, 5 thriving yearling heifers and 1 steer, a quality rising 2-year-old bull; 206 very sound half-bred and Welsh EWES and LAMBS, 110 smart half-bred yearling 4 and 6 tooth and flock ewes, 50 hardy Welsh ditto and 46 fat lambs,3 pure-bred Oxford Down rams, bred amongst the fern and gorse, over 1,000 feet above sea level; 12 capital working HORSES and COLTS–dark bay cart gelding, 16 hands, six years; grey cart gelding, 15.2; bay cart gelding, 15.2, 4 years; 2 good stamp 3-year-old brown cart mares 15.2 and 14.2, all good workers; brown thick-set gelding, 15 hands, 3 years, broken and will make an ideal pit horse; chestnut cob mare, 15.3 off, well-broken, and will pass road nuisances; cream cob gelding, 3 years, 13.8, by “Royal Denmark,”, broken to saddle and harness; brown cart filly, 2 off, mare and foal; promising 2-year-old pony and cart sucker; IMPLEMENTS and MACHINES – two mowing machines, swing plow, chain harrows, N.W. Tip cart, flat rung cylinder roller, 2 scufflers, bambury, root cutter, 4 dozen wooden hurdles, gambo, chaff cutter, cider casks, set of cart harness, sundrey harness, &c.
Luncheon (free) by ticket at 11:30.
Sale at 12:30 prompt.

Thursday, September 22nd, 1910.
Luncheon at 11:30. Sale at 12:30.
Further particulars from the Auctioneer at Usk and Chepstow on market days.

Offices, 6, Skinner street, Newport.

Goytre road improvements

A letter was read from the Goytre Parish Council stating, with regard to the proposed improvement of the road near the Church by straightening the turns, that Mr A. A. Williams, Pontypool Park, had asked for a plan to lay before Mr Hanbury, who had been asked to give some of the land necessary. It was also stated that Miss Evans has shifted the marking pegs put in by the committee, to obviate the removal of some trees.

Mr Brooke said the Committee considered the tender for the carrying out of the work of improvement here too high, so they had decided that it should be done by the Council themselves.The surveyor was empowered to advertise for labourers, and Mr Perrot had been appointed foreman of the job.

September 23rd – William Wilson labourer Goytre, trespass in search of conies on land of J C Hanbury

William Wilson, labourer, Goytre, was summoned for trespassing on land of J. C. Hanbury in search of conies at Goytre on August 31st.
Mr T. P. H. Watkins was for the prosecution.
Defendant pleaded guilty, remarking that he put a wire down, but it was only one he ever had, and it was a little one.
Mr Watkins said that as the man had pleaded guilty, he was instructed not to press the case unduly. It was not a very serious offence, but Wilson had been observed to be laying down a wire, and on the 31st he was caught by two keepers taking it up. There was considerable trouble with the labourers laying wires and the farmers objected to it, therefore the Estate had to take some steps to prevent the practice.

Evidence was given by an underkeeper to the effect that he saw the defendant in a field at Parkybrain Farm laying the wire and afterwards pick the wire up.
Defendant, who is a casual labourer at Parkybrain Farm, was discharged on payment of the costs, 5s.

October 7th – Auction In the Parishes of Lanvair Kilgeddin and Goytre.

Valuable Freehold Farm And Lands, Including several choice BUILDING SITES.

To Be Sold At Auction By Messrs PITTEN & WILTON (Fellow of the Auctioneers Institute)

at the CLARENCE HOTEL, PONTYPOOL ON MONDAY, the 7th Day of Nov. 1910 at 3 o’clock punctually in the afternoon (subject to the common form conditions of sale of the Monmouthshire Incorporated Law Society and such special conditions as shall then be deemed necessary) the following

Valuable Freehold FARM,

commonly known as “Lower Pentwyn,” andother Lands adjacent thereto, Estate in the Parishes of Llanvair-Kilgeddin and Goytre in the county of Monmouth, part whereof is in the occupation of Mr Wm. Knipe, and other part of Mr Wm. Morgan, together with the TWO COTTAGES and Gardens, in the occupation of Mrs E. A. Taylor and Mr Richard Bowen; the whole comprising 147 acres or thereabouts, and producing the gross rental at £190 per annum.
The property is adjacent to the Nantyderry Station on the Great Western Railway mainline from Newport to the North, and the highway from Usk to Abergavenny, intersects the southern portion of the property for about a quarter of a mile, thus making a considerable area well adapted for building purposes, while other portions would form magnificent sites for Country Residences. The river Usk, renowned for its Salmon and Trout fishing, is in close proximity to the property. The farm Houses, Barn, Stables, Cowhouse and other outbuildings are substantially built, and are in excellent repair, and there is a good supply of water for domestic and other purposes.No
The Tithes have been redeemed as regards the greater part of the property, which lies in the parish of Llanvair kilgeddin.
For further particulars, application can be made to the Auctioneers, Club Chambers, Pontypool; or to –Messrs Bythway and Son, Solicitors, Pontypool.
October 7th, 1910.

October 11th – Goytre and district farmers association ploughing match.


President: Albert Addants Williams, Esq., J.P., D.L.


               and Show of DRESSED POULTRY

                 and DAIRY PRODUCE

              will be held at KEMEYS FARM

            On Thursday, October 27, 1910.

       By the kind invitation of Mr John Parker.

                  W.Evans, Secretary.

October 21st – Saron Church Goytre harvest thanksgiving

Harvest thanksgiving services in connection with the above were held on Sunday and Monday, conducted by the recently ordained pastor, the Rev. Havelock Roderick, the services being well attended. They were continued on Monday, when the pastor preached in Welsh in the afternoon. In the evening eloquent sermons were preached by the Rev. Rhys Davies, Griffithstown, and the Rev. B. Davies, Pontnewynydd.The services were well attended notwithstanding counter attractions, which unfortunately could not be avoided.

Ordination of Havelock Roderick at Saron

The ordination of Mr Havelock Roderick, senior student of the Baptist College, Cardiff, to the pastorate of Saron Baptist Church, Goytre, took place last week. The Rev. Dr. Edwards, president of the College, was present, and delivered the charge to Mr Roderick, and the charge of the Church was delivered by the Rev. D. T. Benjamin, of Blaenavon. Afterwards eloquent sermons were preached by the Revs D. T. Benjamin and J. L. Roderick, B.A., Bromley, London, and mr R. D. Hughes followed with a speech on behalf on Mr Roderick’s fellow students, ten of whom were present. The Rev. D. Davies (Hanover) warmly welcomed the young pastor to the neighbourhood.

At the meeting held in the evening speeches were delivered by Mr Matthias Phillips (senior deacon), the Rev. Aerwyn Jones (Cwmdare), Mr Roderick’s former pastor, and the Rev. B. Davies, pontnewynydd, a former past of Saron Church. The secretary read letters regretting their absence from the Rev. A. Bowen Morgan, Mr Roderick’s predecessor for five years and now of Laird-street Baptist Church, Birkenhead, and several other ministers who are unable to be present.
The services were well attended throughout the day, and lunch and tea was served to meet the convenience of visitors.

October 28th – Results of Goytre ploughing match at Chain bridge

On Thursday, the 17th annual meeting was held in fine weather on KemeysFarm, midway between Nantyderry and Usk, by the kind invitation of Mr John Parker, who, with Mrs Parker and the members of the family, gave a hearty welcome to all-comers to luncheon at the homestead. There were 33 teams in the field for the ploughing match, the site being sward and fallow. The work done all round was above the average. The hedging was also good, and the produce show excellent.This year’s president was Mr Albert AddamsiWilliams, J.P., of Llangibby Castle, Mr W Jenkins, of Pentwyn, was the chairman of the Committee, and Mr W. Evans continued to act a secretary, with courtesy and thoroughness.
Ploughing: Mr Jones, Bottom Farm, Penrose; Mr W. Lewis, Llangibby.

Horses: Mr J.G.T. Morgan, the Brooks, Raglan, and Mr C.J. Francis, Newport.
Roots: Mr S.T. Griffin, The Mount, Common Coed-y-paen, and Mr J. Boulton,The Sluvad, Panteg.

Poultry: Miss Maggie James, Llancayo; Mr J.J. Edwards, Usk
Hedging: Mr Geo. J. Derrett, Usk; and Mr T. Jones, Abergavenny.

Pigs: Mr J. Hackett, Usk.

Champion class (open – 1, MoveAmos Crum, Griffifthstown; 2, D. W. Phillips, Lower Gaer, Builth.

Wheel Plough (open) – 1, Ernest Cowles, Hendre Farm, Monmouth; 2, Arthur Jenkins, Mamhilad.

District Champion wheel plough – 1, W. Oulton, Trostrey; 2, J. Hardwick, Goytre Wern; he, Edward Mathews, Kemeys.

Farmers and farmers’ sons – 1, Isaac Thomas, Pont Kemeys.

Wagoners – 1, Thomas Rees, Ty Mawr, Llanvihangel; 2, Allen Williams, Llaneal both, Llanover; 3, Wm. Rogers, High Mead.

Boys (under 18) – 1, W. Jenkins, Mamhilad House; 2, Oswald J. Lewis, Lower Hendre, llanover; 3, Abraham Jenkins, Pentwyn, Mamhilad.

District digger – 1, Geo. Jones, Trostrey Hill; 2, W. Jenkins, Mamhilad.


Neatest and cleanest turn-out – 1, E. Nicholas, Mardy, llanover; 2, W. Beer, High Mead, Llanvair Kilgeddin.

Most valuable pair of horses (geldings or mares) – 1, W. Beer; 2, G. Spencer, White House, Llanvair; r D. Hopkins.

Cart brood mare – 1, W. Beer; 2, G. Spencer.

Cart sucker colt or filly – 1, G. Spencer; 2, John Rees, Goytre Farm.

Ditto (given by Mr Spencer) – 1, J. Beer; 2, T. Morgan, Parsonage Farm, Kemeys.

Nag brood mare – 1, W. e. parker, Trostrey Hill; 2, W. lewis, lower Hendre.

Colliery horse – 1, T. Jenkins, Mamhilad House; 2,Jas. Knipe, New House, Glascoed.

Cob, 14.2 and over – 1, W. E. Parker; 2, W. Lewis; 3, J. Parker, Kemeys House.

Cob, under 14.2 – 1, A. J. Philpott, Ty Isha, Mamhilad; 2, D. Thomas, Ty Gwyn, Llanover.

Two-year-old cob – 1, G. Spencer; 2, W. Pugh, Upper Hendre, Llanover.

Foal (Mr W. Lewis’s prize) – 1, G. Spencer.

Horse or mare (ditto) – 1, G. Spencer.

Special for horse’s tail – Wm. Beer.


Champion prize – 1, Frank Phillips, Goytre Wharf; 2, W. e. Spencer, White House; 3, Jos. James, Gwehelog.

District champion – 1, D. Anstey,Noyadd; 2, Edgar Phillips; 3, Fred Jones, Carpenter’s Arms.

Farmer’s sons or servants, under 23 – J. Jeremiah, Glascoed.


Best and neatest made and thatched rick, with yard – 1, Wm. Beer.

Rick of produce (boys) – 1, J. Lewis, Lower Hendre.


Two acres swedes, Mr Edwards – 1, G. Spencer; 2, W. Knipe, Pentwyn, Nantyderry.

Two acres swedes (Messrs Ford & Son) – 1, Roger Morgan, Lower House; he, R. H. Williams, Beech Farm, Glascoed; e, W. H. Williams, Goverra Farm.

Three acres mixed clover (messrs Ford & Son) – 1, F. J. E. Craven Jones, Little Mill Reformatory; vhe, W. H. Williams.

Two acres swedish turnips (Messrs Dutfield & Frost) – 1, W. Beer; he, W. Edwards, Wernhir, Glascoed.

Two acres of clover (Mr Morgan Griffiths) – G. Spencer.

Two acres swedes (Mr E. Gough) – 1, W. Knipe.

Two acres clover (Mr E. Gough) – 1, D. Hopkins, Llanvair pentwyn; he, Jas. Knipe.

Two acres swedes (Messrs Morris and Griffin) – 1, Roger Morgan, Lower House; 2, W. Beer; he, D. Thomas.

Acre of marigolds (Messrs Morris and Griffin) – 1, W. Beer; vhe, D. Thomas.

Three acres swedes – 1, Roger Morgan; 2, Jno. Parker; 3, R. H. Williams.

Two acres swedes – 1, Wm. Beer; 2, D. Thomas; 3, G. Spencer.

Acre marigolds – 1, W. Edwards; 2, W. Beer; 3, D. Thomas; vhe, Roger Morgan.

Half-an-acre of marigolds – 1, G. Turner, Llanvair; 2, W. Jenkins, Pentwyn, Mamhilad.


Turkey – 1, Mrs t. Jenkkins, New Barn, Goytre; 2, T. Whitney, Ty Cooke.

Goose – 1, H. C. Knipe, Panty Pudding; 2, Mrs T. Morgan, kemeys.

Pair of ducks – 1, Mrs wm. Jenkins; 2, Mrs T. Jenkins;

Couple of fowls (large) – 1, Miss Nellie Morgan, Glanusk; 2, Miss Pugh, Upper Hendre.

Couple of fowls (small) – 1, Miss Parker, Kemeys; 2, Mrs T. Morgan, Parsonage Farm.

Two lbs. butter – 1, Miss Parker, Kemeys; 2, Miss Pugh, Upper Hendre, Llanover.

Three cheeses 25lb – 1, W. Morgan, Glanusk; 2, Miss Sarah Morgan, Glanusk.

Cottager’s garden – 1, Mrs Mathews, Kemeys.


Fat pig (Mr R. Jenkins) – 1, W. Walker, Ty Hir, Goytre; 2, George Stinchcombe.

Sow and pigs – 1, T. Morgan, Parsonage Farm; 2, F. Griffiths, kemeys.


Judging the weight of a live sheep – 1, W. Jeremiah, Cwmffrwdoer; 2 and 3, divided between Roger Morgan, Edwards (Noyadd), and Eli Poole, Llanbadoc.


Indoor male servant – 1, John Hardwick, Wern farm, Goytre, 5 years and 4 months service.

The annual dinner was held in the evening in a large marquee. The president occupied the chair, and was supported by the Hon. Mrs Williams, the officers, judges, and a large company of agriculturalists of the district.


Last week, a party of young people accompanied by some sisters and deacons of the Gara Baptist Church, journeyed into Upper Trosnant Baptist Church, Pontypool, where the solemn and impressive rites of believers baptism was performed by the recently ordained minister, Rev Havelock Roderick. After the reading of the Scriptures by Rev B. Davies, Pontnewynydd and prayer by Rev Rhys Davies, Griffithstown, the candidates, six young women and one young man were immersed upon confession of faith. The ceremony would have been performed at Goytre, but it was found the Baptistry at Saron needed extensive repairs before it could again be used.

November 4th – Harvest Thanksgiving St. Peter’s, Goytre.

The harvest thanksgiving services in connection with St. Peter’s Parish Church were held on Wednesday and Sunday, October 26th and 30th. The decorations were beautiful and in the truest taste. The festival began at 11 a.m. with the Holy Communion, when the Rev. H. J. Coachafer, M.A., rector of North Huish, Devonshire, was the celebrant, assisted by the rector, Rev. J Davies. The evening service was conducted by the Rector, the lessons being read by Mr. Codrington Crawshay. The sermon, based on Deut. xxxiii., 27–” The Eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms”–was preached by the Rev. H. J. Coachafer. On Sunday, at 8.30 a.m. Holy Communion was celebrated. There was Matins, Litany and Sermon at 11; children’s service was at 3 p.m.; and at 6.30 p.m. Evensong and Sermon. The preacher at 11 and 6.30 was the Rev. H. J. Coachafer. The anthem “O Worship the King,” was sung. The offertories during the festival were good.

November 18th – No licence for Dog.

Wm. Howells, wood turner, Goytre, was summoned for keeping a dog without a licence.–P.C. Edwards said that when he spoke to the defendant, he replied that he had not got a licence, and did not intend to get one.–A fine of 15s. was imposed.

December 2nd – For Sale

Few Tons Swedes at 18s. Per ton, on rail, Nantyderry. – R. Jenkins, Nantyderry.

December 16th – Goytre concert at Penpellenny school rooms.

On Thursday week , in Penpellenny Schoolroom,You a successful concert was given by the Royal Concert Party (Newport), under the direction and management of Mr Bert Taylor A.L.C.M. The “star” performer of the company was undoubtedly Miss Daisy Jones, a soprano who rendered with fine effect “Alone on the Raft,” “asthore,” and “Roses,” which were enthusiastically received by the audience, who called again and again for encores. Mr Maurice Marks (tenor) also came in for his share of applause. His “If I had the world to give” was exceptionally fine. Mr J. G. Welberg supplied the comic element, and the way he “did” “ the curate,” left nothing to be desired. Mr Charles L. Rollinson (who is also the secretary of the Party), posseses a rich baritone voice, and his songs always find favour. Concerted items by the Party were well rendered, and reflected much credit upon their manager, Mr Bert Taylor, who, with Miss G. Howard, provided the instrumental part of the entertainment. We are given to understand that the Party has been prevailed upon to give another concert in the district.

December 23rd – Parish affairs

Mr W Morgan presided over a meeting of the Goytre Parish Council.With regard to the suggested widening of the road near the church. Mr A. A. Williams (agent for the Hanbury estate),wrote that having lost the copy the Council sent him he would be glad if they would furnish him with another plan, showing the piece of ground which they required for the suggested improvements. The clerk was directed to send this. The Clerk also reported that the G.W.R. Company had metalled the two canal bridges complained of. With regard to the wall between the Walnut Tree and Black Beech, the water train which was diverted it was decided to leave the matter in the hands of the District Council to settle who was responsible for directing the water into its proper course.


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