Evening Express

1st October, 1894.

PONTYPOOL. The adjourned licensing session was held on Saturday at the Town-hall, Pontypool, Mr. E. J. Phillips presiding, there being a full bench. The Bench granted the renewal of all the existing licences. The licence of the Lion Hotel, Blaenavon, was transferred from Mrs. D. Morgan to Fredk. Jenkins. Mr. L. E. Webbe, Pontypool, applied on behalf of Franklin G. Harris, for the grant of a full licence to the Carpenter’s Arms Inn, Goytrey. Mr. H. S. Lyne, Newport, opposed for the police and Lady Llanover.—The Bench decided to grant the licence.

Saturday April 24th, 1897.


A charge was preferred at Pontypool Police court on Thursday (before Mr. A. A. Williams and other gentlemen) against Enoch Waters, farmer, Goytrey, of unlawfully firing at William Humphreys with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, at Goytrey, on Good Friday. Mr. L. E. Webb, Pontypool, defended.—Prosecutor said that he had been to a tea party at Chapel road, and afterwards called at the Carpenters’ Arms, where he met some companions. They left some time after ten o’clock, and went on up the road singing. One of them suggested they should sing at Waters’ and one of them opened the gate leading to the house, but Waters coming out they all ran away. Witness was struck by a stone as he was running off and had turned round to tell a companion to come on when a gun was fired, and a shot took him in the forehead and arm. several others passing very near him.—Prisoner was committed for trial to the quarter sessions.

8th October, 1898.

Charles Jones, described as a farm labourer of Goytrey, was committed to the assizes for trial bv the Pontypool magistrates on Friday on a charge of being unduly intimate with Amv Herbert, aged fifteen years, at Goytrey, on the 4th of October.

29th October, 1904



Prisoners Again Before the Magistrates.

Basil Tyler, alias George, and Luther Pinner, the two men arrested in connection with the Goytrey shooting outrage, were to-day brought up at the Pontypooi Police-court. In addition to the charge of shocting the gamekeeper (Charles Cornish), with intent to murder him, Tyler was further charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Mr. John. Thomas, Court Farm, Llanviangel, on the night of the 27th September, and stealing therefrom a double- barrelled gun and other articles, valued at £3 10s. The charge preferred against Pinner was that of aiding and abetting Tyler in his ALLEGED. MURDEROUS ATTEMPT upon Captain Cook’s gamekeeper. The prisoners were brought over from Usk Prison by an early train, and when they were ushered into the court at eleven o’clock there was a densely packed assemblage. Pinner, who was the first to make his appearance, is an undersized man of the. labouring type, with a dark moustache, and Tyler, who is nothing more than an overgrown boy, walked into the court smiling, and took his seat in the dock alongside of his confederate. He was pretty well known in Pontypool, and during the time he was at the reformatory school he used to come with wagons of vegetables to the market regularly. At the outset, Superintendent James said he had again to apply for a remand, as the injured gamekeeper was unable to leave the hospital. A letter was read from Dr. Tatham (Abergavenny) in which he said that Cornish was still suffering from the effects of the gunshot wound, and would be unable to leave hospital for another ten days or fortnight. He was quite unfit to give evidence. Prisoners were remanded for a week.

24th August 1900.

WANTED, by a thoroughly respectable, experienced Farmer’s Daughter, a Situation as Housekeeper in Farm or Tradesman’s House.—Address R., care of Mr. T. H. Rees, Walnut Tree Farm, Goytre, Nr. Pontypool.

9th December, 1905.


No-light Offender Chased a Mile.

At Pontypool Poiice-court to-day Alfred Jones. a. Goytrey farmer, was summoned for driving without lights at LIanvihangel, Pontymoile, and also for attempting to bribe Police-constable Nunley in the execution of his duty.–The officer stated that at 5.20 p.m., on the 29th ult. he was on duty on the Usk road when the defendant drove past with a. horse and trap without lights. He called upon defendant to stop, but, instead of doing so, he drove on. Witness followed him, and found the horse and trap standing outside the Horse and Jockey. The people at the inn did not seem willing to tell him who the trap belonged to, and upon his informing them that he would take posession of it the defendant said it was his property. Asked why he did not stop, defendant said he did not see witness, and, upon being informed that he would be reported for driving without lights, defendant put a two-shiliing piece on his pocket-book and said, “Take that and say no more about it.”

Defendant: Tell the truth.

Defendant said that the reason he did not stop was that he believed someone was shouting after him for a ride. When the policeman told him he had had to run a mile after him he offered him 2s. for his trouble. The Bench fined the defendant 5s. in respect of the first offence, but dismissed the summons for attempted bribery.

17th May, 1907.


Foundatlon-stones of a new Baptist chapel and schoolroom for the use of the Inhabitants of the Goytrey, Little Mill, and Glascoed Parishes were laid at Little Mill on Thursday. The chapel is estimated to cost about £290, and will provide sealing accommodation for 150 persons.

27th January, 1909.


William Bowdell, tramping labourer, was charged at Pontypool to-day with vagrancy by sleeping at the Cwmffrwdoer Brickworks on January 25. There was a farther charge against the prisoner of stealing a hammer and two trowels, value 4s., the property of Philip Morgan, at Goytrey, on January 23. He was sentenced to a month’s imprisonment.

12th June, 1909.


Charlotte Mary Evans, of Nantyderry House Farm, Goytrey, was fined £5 5s at Pontypool to-day for keeping fourteen dogs without Licence.

20th August,1909


James Parry, of Black Beach Farm, Goytrey, at Usk County-court on Thursday sued Edwin Baker, of Ynys-y-pica Farm, Goytrey, for £12, for damage to growing wheat. Mr. Heywood, Abergavenny, represented the plaintiff, and Mr. Everett, Pontypool, defended. It was said that defendant’s cattle broke into the growing wheat in May, and did a lot of damage, but the defence suggested that the damage was caused by rabbits from an adjoining wood. Several witnesses were called, including Mr. Montague Harris, valuer, Abergavenny, and Mr. W. H. Pitten, auctioneer and valuer, Pontypool.—In the result his Honour gave judgement for £5 5s. damages.

18th September, 1909.


David Thomas, farm labourer, Goytrey was summoned at Pontypool today for trespassing in search of game at Goytrey on September 14th.
Mr T Watkins, Pontypool prosecuted on behalf of Mr J c Hanbury.
Ernest Williams, a gamekeeper stated that he found wires set as rabbit snares on Park-y-brain Farm, and after watching them for some time he saw the defendant approach and set them again.
Defendant said he has permission from the occupier of the farm to snare a few rabbits, but this was found to be untrue.

A fine of 10s was imposed.

9th October, 1909.


Edwin Edgar, milk-vendor, Goytrey, was summoned at Pontypool to-day for selling milk which was deficient in fat to the extent of nine per cent, at Pontypool on October 6. Mr. W. J. Everett defended, and this being tihe first offenoe a fine of 10s. only was imposed.

8th December, 1909.


Edward Robertson and John Bain Tullock, tramps, who were described as Londoners, were charged at Pontypool to-day with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Harry Edward Hughes, and stealing a large quantity of articles of clothing, &c., at Goytrey, on the 2nd inst. Prosecutor stated that he locked the house about 2.30 p.m., and when he returned, about twelve o’clock, he found be back-door half open. He immediately searched the house, and found that several drawers had been ransacked, and a quantity of clothing, &c., valued at about £6, missing. Police constable Powell, Llanover, stated that he arrested prisoners on the Abergavenny road as they were in the act of changing clothes. He charged them with the offence, but they made no reply. Later Tullock said that they broke a window and got in, leaving by the back-door. Prisoners informed the bench that they went to the house to beg food, but as no one was there they broke in and took the clothes. The Bench committed them for trial at the quarter sessions.

5th October 1910 – Mr Samuel Deverall

Councillor Samuel Deverall of 44 Cross Street Abergavenny, grocer, a former mayor of the borough, who died on August 3rd last at Pant Glas Farm Goytrey, Monmouthshire aged 44 years, left estate of the gross value of £3703.
Probate of his will dated April1st 1890 has been granted to his widow.
The testator left all his property to his wife, expressing himself as “having a perfect trust in her and therefore knowing she will do that which is just and right for our son.”


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