Police Court 1863

Free Press February 28 1863 – POLICE COURT

Thursday. – Before G. G. Relph, Esq.

Rebecca Powell charged with stealing a sovereign belonging to her master, Mr. T. Davies, farmer, Goytrey, was remanded until Saturday.

Free Press March 7 1863

LARCENY BY A FEMALE SERVANT- Adelaide Powell, a girl about sixteen years of age, was charged with having stolen £1, and one pair of boots, the money and property of her mistress, Mrs Ann Davies, of Goytrey ……. Prosecutor said that in September last the prisoner was in her employ, and on the 6th of that month had been sent to a shop in the neighbourhood for some goods, to pay for which she took a sovereign, and for the purpose of carrying them home had taken a bag.   The prisoner had not been to the shop where directed to go by her mistress, and never returned to her employment.   On the morning of the day in question, witness leant prisoner a pair of boots, with which she also absconded ……. Prisoner said she had accidentally lost the sovereign, which was entrusted to her by husband of witness, and that prosecutrix had given the boots to her ……. The Bench considered that there was no proof that the prisoner stole the sovereign, and for stealing the boots and bags they should sentenanced her to one month’s imprisonment with hard labour.

(Thomas and Ann Davies lived at Cerig Mawr)


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