A Farmer’s Failure – South Wales Daily News
December 21st 1894
Richard Hewitt, farmer of Goytrey, near Monmouth underwent his public examination at Newport on Thursday. Debtor told the court that he commenced business in 1879 as a farmer, with a capital of £100 at the Canal farm Goytrey. Subsequently he also rented Pudda Farm.
His total rental was £30 per annum. His total liabilities were £130 9s, his assets were £41 10s
He first became aware of his insolvency about three years ago. He attributed his failings to stock. Bad trade and law expenses, the Lord having sued him for rent in the High Court and the petition was filed in consequence.
The examination was formally adjourned.