William Jenkins – 1895

Serious Charge Against a Goytrey Farmer – South Wales Daily News

August 19th 1895

At Pontypool police court on Saturday, E J Phillips presiding. William Jenkins, Pantglas Farm Goytrey, was summoned for feloniously assaulting Margaret Jones, a married woman, at Goytrey, on the 9th inst.

Mr L Webb defended. Prosecutrix said that on the day in question prisoner came to her house on business and after conversing with her, seized and committed the offence complained of. A large number of witnessess were called and prisoner gave on oath a complete denial to the charge.

After a long hearing, the Bench committed the accused for trial at the assizes, accepting bail for £100 and sureties in a like amount.