POXTYPOOL, PAST S PRESENT. x. i.xxxn. Uonviad- d from our lusi.l We gather the following incidents con- nected with Sir Trevor Williams from Dirck's Lift and Times of the Marquis of Worcester The siege of Rafllan Castle was maintained by Colonel Morgan, Major-General Laughhorne, Sir Trevor Williams, Baronet, and Colonel Robert Kirle, with about 5000 horse and foot. It became necessary for the besieged,,in their extremity, in the pleasant month of May, 16-16, to destroy every shelter or advantage the enemy might derive from the houses in the village, or its old church. They therefore levelled the goodly tower of the bitter, as also the houses near, burning like- wise whatever might in any way have been likely to prove available. 0 Sir Trevor Williams, at the same time, was arranging to blockade llaglan, garrisoning his men in the town of Usk. On the oherside, Col. Kirle, with his force, was stationed within two miles of Raglan, while L<mghorne occupied Aber- gavenny. In their skirmishes with the enemy posted in these positions, the Royalists lost 16 killed and 20 taken prisoners while Sir Trevor 11 illiams seized 80 horses grazing under the cast lie 'walls. In the coarse of the summer, the besiegers were strongly reinforced by the arrival of troops under General Fairfax, who took the command of the siege in person, and compelled the gallant gar- rison, which at first only consisted of 800 men, to surrender on honourable terms. Coxe states that Sir Trevor, perceiving from fatal experience that the evils of a revolution- ary government were greater than those of the monarchy, embraced the royal cause. He excited the apprehension? of Cromwell, who issued orders for his arrest two years after the siege of Raglan Castle. The letter which Cromwell wrote upon the occasion is given in Harris's Life of the Protectory and runs as follows :— The L. GeneralT s order for taking Sir Trevor Williams and Mr Moryan, Sherifft of Mon- mouthshire. Sir,—I Berul you this enclosed by itselfe, because its of,grater moment. The other you may com- 7itume&i t/O as far as you think fitt and I hqixi vfii&en. I would not have him nor ot'& ho ft e £ t tnen bee discouraged that I think itt 1I.Ot hitt- at preswit to enter into contests ittlCill be gpod to yeâld Îl little for publicize advantage, and truly that is my end, wherein I desire you to taits.fy them. I have sent as my letter mentions to have you to remove out of Breckmjcksheir, indeed into that part of Glainorgansheir which lyeth next to Muy\o\ithitheir,for this end. We have plaine discoveries that Sir Trevor Williams of Langebie, about two miles from Uskie, in the county of Mummuth, was very deepe in the plot of betrayinge Chepstow Castle, soe that wee are out of doubt of his guiltynesse thereof. I do hereby authorize you to seize him, as also the high sheriffe of Mumouch, Mr Morgan, whoe wcrt in the same plott. But because Sir Trevor Williams is the move dangerous man by farr, Ilcould have you to seize hila first, and the other will easilye bee had. To the end you may not be frustrated, and that you be not dece.aved, I think fitt to give you some cha- racterof the man, and some intimations how things stand. Ilee is a man (as I avi informed) full of craft and subtiltye, very boulde and resolute, hath a house at Langebie icell stored with armes and very stronge, his tieighlwurs about him very mal-ig- nant ami much for him, who are apt to rescue him if apprehended, much more to discover any- thmg which may prevent itt. IIee is full ofjea- iousie, partly out of guilt, but much more because he doubts some that ivere in the busiaesse have discovered him, which indeed they have; and also because hee knows that his servant is brought hither, and a minister to be examined here, whoe are able to discover the whole plott. If you should marche directly into that countrie and neere him, itt odds hee either fortefyes his house or gives you the slip, soe also if you shmtld (joe to his house and not find him there, or if you attempt to take him and rnisse to effeof, itt; or f you make any known inquiry s after him, itt will be discovered. Wherefore to the first you have a fair pretence fdr goinge out of Brerknocksheire to a quarter about Newport and Carl eon, which is not above four or five miles from his house. You may send to Col. Herbert, whosp house lyeth in Munmuth- sheire, who will certainly acquaint you where Itee is. You are ulsq to send to Capt. Nicolas, whoe is at Chepstow, to require him to assist you if he should gett into his house and stand upon his guard. Sam. Jones, who is quarter-master to Col. Herbert's troupe, be very assistinge to you, if you send to him to meete you att yomur quarters, both by letting you know where hee is, alsoe in all matters of intelligence. If thcire shall be necde, Capt. Burge his troupe now qucrn'- teringe in Glannorgansheire shal be directed to re- ceave orders from you. You perceave by all this that we are (it may bee) a little too much solici- tous in litis businesse its our faulte, and indeed such a temper causeth U8 often to overact busi- nesse, wherefore without, more (lilac we leave it toe you, and you to the guidance of God herein, and rest Yours, O. Cromwell. June 11. 1648. If you seize him, bring, or hit ltirn be brought, with a stronge guard, to mee. If Capt. Nicolas should light on him at Chepstoic, due ytJu streng- then him with a good guard to bring him. If you seize his person, disarme his house, but left not his armes be imbeziled. If you need Capt. Burge his troupe, it quarters between Newport and Cardiffe. This letter bt^rays the great anxiety of: Cromwell to severe Sir Trevor, who appears J to have provod himself a match for the future Protector tn oraft. We have no record of t prepafatld»s for his capture proving sue- ceesfu.1, but wo are told that the knight was active in assisting to restore Charles II., that hg. lived to witness another revolution in 1688, lllng at that time Member of Parliament for Moumouthshire, and that he died beloved and respected, at the age of sixty-nine, in the year 1692. Sir Trevor married Elizabeth, daugh- ter of Thomas Morgan, Esq., of Machen (by his first wife Rachel, sister and co-heir of I Ralph Lord Hopton,) and had issue 1, Trevor, who married Mary, daughter of Humphrey Wyndham, Esq., of Dunraven, in Glamorgan- shire, but died before his father and left no children; 2, John, his father's successor; 3, IIopton, heir to his brother 4, Thomas, who married first Delarivers, daughter of Sir Thos. Morgan, and widow of Thos. Lewis, Esq., of 8t Pierre, in Monmouthshire, and had issue two sons, (a) John, heir to his uncle Hopton, and (b) Charles, who died unmarried; by his second wife, Thomas was the father of another son, (e) Leonard, who was heir to his brother John; .5, Ilachd, married to Henry Morgan, Esq., of Rhos-newydd 6, Anne, the wife of Roger Williams, Esq., ot Cefn-helig; 7, Mar- garet; 8, Frances, married to Sir William Boothbv, Baronet, of Eroadlow Ash, in the county of Derby, ancestor of the present baro- net of that place; 9, Mary, the wife of —— Wilcox, Esq. and 10, Blanch. Sir Trevor was succeeded by hia eldest surviving son, Sir John Williams, lord of the manors of Ewyas, Lacy, Waterslow, and Trescaiilon, and proprietor of other lands in the county of Hereford. He was also lord of the manor of Caerwent, in Monmouthshire, but having con- tracted debts in the public service, he obtained an act of Parliament in the reign of Win. IIi. to sell this estate. By this means, the. extent of the Llangvbi estates was greatly reduced. Sir John married first Anne, daughter and co- heir of Humphrey Baskerville, Esq of Pont- rilas, in Herefordshire, and secondly, Catherine, third daughter of Philip, fifth Earl of Pern- broke, and sister to the sixth and seventh Earls, but the baronet died, in 1704, without issue, and was succeeded by his brother, Sir Hopton Williams, third son of Sir Trevor. He represented Monmouthshire in Parliament during the reign of Queen Anne. By his wife Mary he had two sons, who died unmarried, and one daughter, who became the wife of CnfKain Webb. He died in 1723, at the age of 60, and was succeeded by his nephew, Sir John Williams, son of his brother Tho- paas, the fourth son of Sir Trevor Williams. He married Temperance llumsey, and had issue three daughters: 1, Ellen, his heiress; 2, Mary, married to Francis Herbert, Esq.; 3, Delarivers, who died unmarried. Sir John died 1738, and was succeeded in the baronetcy py his half-brother, Sir Leonard Williams, who died without issue in ] 758, when the estates devolved upon his niece, Ellen Williams. This lady, in the year 1748, married William Ad dams, Eq., ot' Mon- mouth, the eldest son of William Addams, Esq., of that town (derived from a branch of the Addams of Cheaton, county of Salop.) and Anne his wife. Upon his marriage with the heiress of Llangybi, Mr Addams assumed the additional surname of Williams. He had issue i., William, his heir; ii., John, horn 1750, became of Llangybi; iii., Trevor, born 1756, died 1782 iv., Thomas Addams, vicar ofUsk, born 1758, was twice married, by his first wife had two sons—1, Thomas Addams- Willianis, of Monmouth, 2, William Addams- Jl illiams, of Monmouth, who married his cou- sin youngest daughter of Mr Williams of Llangybi by his second wife the vicar of Ursk had issue—1, Frederick; 2, Arthur, vicar of Llanbaddock; 3, Annabella; 4, Frances; 5, May; 6, Emma; 7, Catherine, the wife of James Boulton, Esq., of Usk. Mr Addams- '\Villiams died in 1806, and wassucceeded by his son, William Addams- TVmiams, Esq., of Llan- gybi Castle, born in 1749, and married in 1784 to Caroline, eldest daughter of Samuel Marsh, Esq., of Clapham, formerly M.P. for Chippen- ham, and had issue 1, William, his heir 2, Henry, died unmarried in 1815; 3, John, of Penarth-house 4, Samuel Trevor, born iu 1793, married Eliza, daughter of the Rev John Thomas, vicar of Caorleon, and had issne--(a) Henry John Trevor, born 1820, (b) Eliza, mar- ried to T. M. Llewelyn, Esq., of Abercarne 5, diaries, in holy orders, rector of Llangybi 6, Frederic, in holy orders, rector of Llandegveth 7, Edward,; 8, Ellen-Annabella, married to Mr Thomas Richards 9, Caruline,. 10, Mary, mar ried to her cousin W. Addams-Wiiliams, Esq., of Monmouth. jlr Win, Addams-Wiiliams of Llangybi died in 1824, and was succeeded by his eldest son, William Addams-Wiiliams, Esq., of Llangybi. This gentleman was born in 1787, and in 1818 married Anna-Louisa, eldest daughter of the Rev lltyd Nicholl, D.D of The Ilam, in the county of Glamorgan. Mr Williams represented the county of Monmouth in Parliament from 1831 to 1840, and also served the office of High llCrifI of the county. He had issue: i., Wil- liam Addams, born 1820, a magistrate for Mon- mouthshire 2, Louisa-Caroline j 3. Caroline- Francos 4, Augusta-Maria Marsh, who died in 1843. Mr Williams was a deputy-lieutenant, and magistrate for the county of Monmouth. -:0:- H.
A HUNT THROUGH THE PARISH DOCU- MENTS IN THEF- Y-DDIN CHURCH. HtiYf THE SECOND. As I expected, the result of my last week's hunt has excited some illterebt; and I have since been favoured by some old inhabitants of Pontypool with their recollections apper- taining to persons and matters mentioned in the parish papers. These communications I now give, that others may be as wise as myself, I am informed that the Hertons were "ne'er- j do-weels" in their lives as well as in their cir- j cumstances, that they were given to pugilistic encounters which made them the terror of their neighbours, and tbat thence arose a proverb, "Dw an gwaredo oddeworth ir Hertons ar Wor- ganied (The Lord deliver us from the Her- tons and the Worgans !) Doth families seem to have pretty nearly died out here. The name of Worgan is borne in our day by some respect- able people in the Forest of Dean. The Benjamin Barker who painted the king's coat of arms for the ehurc'h is said to have af- terwards acquired some reputation as all artist at Bath, and to have presented to that city one of his pictures, known as The Woodman." Before the erection of the poorhouse at Trcs- nant, the paupers were located at the "Old Ja- pan" house, at Pantygasseg, at Snatchwood, ánd at Nant,v::ro]Jen, apparently "farm(,d out." So say the old people. The parochial accounts show that iu 1783-4, Charles Walters, of Cclly Pistil, for moving the paupers' goods from the Sowliill to Penylasgara," was paid 7s 3d, and that James Rogers, for moving the paupers' goods from Penylasgarn to Trosnant House" was paid 7s 6d. We learn from the former entry that the Walters family were at that time in possession of part at least of the estate which they are now trying to recover from the Lady and Lords of the Manor. The foundation stone of the present workhouse at Coed-y-gric was laid on the first of May, 1837, and the building was completed in 1838. The Jate Mr Carter was the contractor. Barbara Rosser, who was appointed governess of the poorhouse in 1787, does not appear to have kept her berth IbDg, as in 1788:1:1 2s 6d was paid to carry my lady to London," as the nursery rhyme has it. Having heard something about the former existenc of a parochial library at the church, and a correspondent having suggested that it would be well to obtain lists of the clergymen and churchwardens, I have made another hunt among the records. The library has vanished but I hope that by now directing attention to it I may be. instrumental in getting at least some of the books back. The catalogue alone remains at the church. It is preceded by Proposed for erecting Parochial Libraries in the meanly en- dowed Cures throughout England," and a long printed preamble setting forth the provisions j of the Act, 7 Anne, for the better preservation of parochial libraries. The precautions to ep- sure the safety of the books were stringent enough. The library was deposited in the care of the Rev Thomas Andrews, vicar, in 1711, and he signed an acknowledgment for them in the presence of John Hanbury, who signed as wit- ness. Succeeding incumbents (not all) signed undertakings, of which the following is a spe- cimen I, John Williams, clerk, vicar of Tre- vethiri, do acknowledge myself answerable for all the books contained in the catalogue insert- cd in this bool (cxceptiug two now wanted)." The* "Hemedy for recovery of books em- bezell'd" reads thus Action of trover and conversion may be brought in the name of the ordinary, and treble damages may be recover- ed, with costs of suit. Search may be made by warrant, from a justice of the peace, and the books found may be restored to the library." Notwithstanding the precautions, volumes were missed from time to time but it is not very long ago since the "clean sweep" was made. 1 am told that at the time of the alterations of the church, the books were removed by the late Rev Thomas Davies to the vicarage for safety, that thev were placed iu his library, that his paralytic affliction rendered him unable to separate them from his own books before he died, and that they probably were accepted as part of the late vicar's private library by the gentleman to whom it was bequeathed. The following is a copy of the last list made out:— FIRST SHF.LF.—The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius. Archbishop Tillotson's works. Dr WhiCby's commentary on the Testament, 2 vols. Chillingworth's woiks. Dr Bray's Catechetical j lectures. Bp. Bcwison on the Creed. Dr More's theological works. SECOND SHELF.—Archbp. Leighton on the 1st ep. of St Peter. Dr Bray's DiL!iothcea Parochial is. Plack's Christian Ca- suist. Scott's Christian Life, in 5 vols. Oster- vald on Uncleanness. 13p. Beveridge's Ser- mons, 2 vols. Howell's Discourse 011 the Lord's Day. Stiliingfleet on the Trinity. Dr Lucas's Practical Christianity. Dr Goodman's Penitent | pardoned. Dr Goodman's Winter Evening Con- fevence. Grotius de Veritate (translation). King on the Worship of God. Tillotson's ser- j mons, 14 vols. Kettlowell on the Sacrament. Dr Gaskell's Christian Institutes. DrWorth- ington on Resignation. Jenkins on the Chris- tian Religion, 2 vols. Stillingileet on Christ's Satisfaction. Dr Comber on Ordination. Ben- nett's London Cases. Bennett on Popery. Bennett on Quakerism, Bp. on Natural Religion. Dr Cave's Primitive Christianity. Hicks's Vindication. Bound's Life. Easy Method with the Deists and the Jews. Clark's Essays. Herbert's Country Parson. Divine Assistance, by Allen. Kettlewell on Death. Reeve's Apology, 2 vols. Corruption of Chris- tianity. Allen on the Creed. 10 registers and 2 parchments. Examined by David Jones, cu- rate, Charb's V> iliiams, churchwarden, March D.IH27." Now, whatever may be the value of these books, considerable interest attaches to them as being parochial heirlooms, and they ought to be returned. One of the old rules connected with tLe library required that none but most orthodox books should be introduced. Fancy the affright of the framer had ho lived to find Bishop Colenso's works freely read by the people, or a brother clergyman offering a ropy of Essays and Reviews! We should have had him hitting out right and left as wildly as Archdeacon Denison, the Tom Sayers of the Chu rch." The same book which contains the catalogue also contains (in manuscript) the Thesaurus Re- rum Ecclesiasticarum, a list of the livings dis- charged and in charge in the diocess of LJau- daff, with their annual values and the names of the patrons. It mentions Mertheir-geryn church, dilapedated, the scite uuknown, tllO' near Abbey Tintern." This church was in the; deanery of Chepstow and Netherwent, and the annual vallie was ZI lis 3d. I hope the an- cient incumbents got fat on that magnificent; allowance. And now let us see who was who a hundred years ago in the parish of Tref-y-ddin. To get complete lists from the records at the church is out of the question. I, however, thought it ad- visable to scrape together every bit of informa- tion that I could get at, with a hope that these scraps may help towards the better development of the past history of the parish. Here arc some of the old parish officers :— 1767. Jan. 7. John Jones, surveyor of highways. Charles Rogers, April 24. Charles Rogers, overseer. May 20. William Francis, churchwarden. Oct 15. William Jones, surveyor of highways. Walter William John, overseer of ditto. lIGS. April 18. William Moses, overseer. William Davies, „ Charles Rogers, churchwarden. Daniel William John, „ Oct 7. James Williams, surveyor of highways. Richard Edmund, „ 1769. April 7. William Cooper, overseer. Walter Jones, 13. John Jayne, churchwarden. Morgan Watkins, Oct 5. William Edwards, surveyor of highways. Samuel Richard, overseer of ditto. 1770. April IG. William Lewis Robert, overseer. May 2. Sftmuel Richard, churchwarden. Walter Jones, „ Oct. 12. Herbert Williams, surveyor of high- ways. 1771. April 15. William Jones, churchwarden. Francis Joshua, 22. John James, overseer. Richard Edmund, Oct. 8. John White, surveyor of highways. William John, „ 1772. April 24. Michael Thomas, overseer. John Jones, May 13. William Williams, churchwarden. John Phillips, Oct. 12. John Jayne, surveyor of highways. Francis Joshua. 1773. April 20. Owen Edwards, overseer. William Jones, 71 May 12. Walter Joshua, churchwarden. William James, „ Oct. 11. W alter Joshua, surveyor of highways. Thomas Javne, „ 1774. 17 April 14. Walter Joshua, churchwarden. John James, „ 18. John Phillips, overseer. John Saunders, Oct. 11. William James, overseer of highways. William Robert, John Jacob, )( 1775. May 2. Daniel Jones, overseer. Caleb Evans, „ 24. Walter Joshua, churchwarden. Charles Williams, Oct. 12. William Sanders, surveyor of highways. William Richard, „ 1776. April 30. Thomas Jayne, overseer. William Robert, „ May 17. Richard Thomas, churchwarden. Charles Williams, Oct. 16. Daniel Jones, surveyor of highways.' Caleb Evans, 1777. April 23. Charles Price, overseer. John Jones, „ Charles Price, churchwarden. Richd. Thomas, Oct. 7. Charles Price, surveyor of highways. Caieb Evans, 1778. April 29. Richard Thomas, overseer. Wm. Saunders, 23. John Jones, churchwarden. Samuel Rogers, Oct. 7. Mr Beadles, surveyor of highways. John Williams, overseer of highways. 1779. April 19. Samuel Rogers, churchwarden. John Jones, „ 27. Morgan Watkins, overseer. Wm Jones, Oct. 14. Henry Lawrence, overseer of highways. Wm. Abraham, 1780. April 19. Thomas Thomas, overseer. Win. James 24. Win. Matthews, churchwarden, Wm. Parry, Oct. 11. Enoch James, overseer of highways. Michael Thomas n 1781. April 30. Wm. Edwards, overseer. Enoch James, June 1. Wiii. Parry, churchwarden. Morgan James, Oct. 11. W m: George, surveyor of highways. Rev John Williams „ 1782. April 23. Richard Lewis, overseer. Wm. Sanders, „ May 8. Morgan Jones, churchwarden. Wm. Parry, Oct. 15. RevJno.Williams, surveyor of highways. William George, 1783. May 7. Thomas Pritchard, overseer. Thomas Davies, 21. Daniel Jones, churchwarden. Edmd.Williams, gent., „ Oct. 13. Thos. Thomas, surveyor of highways. Henry Phillips. „ 1784. April 28. James Rogers, overseer. George Morgan, „ May 17. Edmd. Williams, gent., churchwarden. Daniel Jones, Oct. 11. Morgan James, surveyor of highways. Charles Williams, „ 1785. March 31. Charles Rogers, overseer. John White, „ NViii. Richard, churchwarden. Hananiah Valentine, Oct. 5. Wui. Williams, surveyor of highways. Lewis Morgan Davis, „ 1786. May 4. Miles Phillips, overseer. Edmund Phillips. „ John White, „ May 16. Win. Richard, churchwarden. Michael Thomas, [A subsequent entry gives Charles Williams and Thomas Thomas as churchwardens for this year.] Oct. 9. Chas. Rogers, surveyor of highways. John Phillips, „ 1787. May 8. Wm. Daniel Richards, overseer. Wm. Cooper, „ Oct. 17. JenkinLawrence,surveyorof highways. Miles Phillips, „ Charles Williams, churchwarden. Thomas Pritchard „ 1788. April 7. Charles Walters, overseer. Morgan James, „ Oct. 8. Hananiah V alentine,surveyor of highways Wm. Lewis, „ Philip Francis, churchwarden. Thomas Pritchard, „ 1789. May 4. Daniel James, overseer. Jenkin Lawrence, July 16. Charles Williams, churchwarden. Philip Francis, „ Oct. 12. Philip Edmunds, surveyor of highways. Wm. James, „ 1790. May 9. Nathaniel Beadles, overseer. April 26. Hananiah Valentine, „ The dates given above are those of the parish meetings at which the officers preseuted their accounts. The Beadles family were Quakers i and it is singular that one of them should be the only officer in the list set down as Mr," a title eschewed by Quakers. The Trosnant peo- ple preserve all anecdote about one of the Na- thaniel Beadleses (father and son). The gen- tleman in question was evidently a shrewd, blunt-speaking character, and had not a higher opinion of the ordinary productions of Welsh bards" than I have. (I dare say I shall get into it" for that confession, but I can't help it.) One day a bard called on him, asking him to .subscribe for his poems, which appear to have. been of a devotional character. Beadles gave one short glance at the verses, turned up his nose with irrepressible contempt, and, holding I out the papers at arm's length, said, Here, take thy rubbish awiy The author was struck dumb. The possibility of any one call- ing a Welsh bard's divino productions rubbish had never occurred to him. At length he be- gan to recover himself, and gasped out the re- monstrance, Ah, Mr Beadles You shouldn't ,go oti like that They do sing hymns in heaven, look you "Make thyself easy," re- plied Nathaniel; they ']I never sing any of thine there To procure, a proper list of the clergy who have held the living of Tref-y ddin, we must go to Llandaff or elsewhere. The parish books show that the following officiated in the years set against their names — 1711. Thomas Andrews, vicar. 1719. William Jenkins. 1739 to 1767. Walter Evans. Married at Mam- hilad in 1735. Died in 1767, in the 68th year of his age. Described on his tomb as vicar of G-()JdcJiff and :Nash. 1767. Thomas Hichards, curate. Henry Jones, curate. 1767 to 1771 (occasionally). Ilanbury Davis, rector of Pant-teg. 1769 and for eight or nine years afterwards. Richard Edwards, curate. 1772. Thomas Williams, curate. 1773 to 1809. John Williams, vicar. 1811. Griffith Jones, curate of Llanover. 1812. William Williams. 1816. Joliii Probei-t. 1817, &c. Daniel Rees, curate. Occasionally signed, Daniel Luke Rees. 1823. John Evans. John James. to 1834. David Jones, curate. 1833. Daniel Rees, perpetual curate of Aber- ystrutb. 1834. John Probert, perpetual curate of St. James's chapel. 1834 to 1863. Thomas Davies, curate. 1863. James Cleeve Llewullin, the present vicar. 1864. Richard N. Kane, curate, left. This list was hurriedly drawn up, but may serve as a key to further inquiries. By bit and bit, we may be able to show who was who with tolerable clearness. The title of vicar, it will be seen, occurs attached to the first name which I met with. With the permission of Mr Llewellin, I in- tend to make a third hunt, believing that there remain a few things more to bu unearthed. In the mean time, I would ask, What has become of the rest of the parochial records ? I am afraad that the custom of the books being kept by the officers is a very pernicious one. Pub- lic documents of this kind ought to be guarded with religious care, and a fire-proof chest in the church is a far better place for them than any receptacle in a private house. W. H. GnEEE.
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DEATHS. May 3, at River row, Ulaenafon, Mr Wm. Martin, coal miner, aged 30 years. May 3, at Cross street, Blaenafon, Mrs Lyshon, greatly respected May 5, at her residence, Richmond Hill, Clifton, aged 70, Maria, widow of the lato George Vallance, Esq., deeply mourned. May 5, at the house of his daughter, Mill-street, Newport, Mon., Mr John Harris, lime burner, II rid go- street, Pont} pod, aged 82 years. He only survived his beloved wife, Mrs Sarah Hairia, three 'tracks and three days. May 5, at Garndiffaith, aired 53 years, Sophia, wife of Mr tohn Brown, tiler and plaisterer. May 6, at Moreton-st., Pontypool, aged 2 years and 3 months, Martha Ann, daughter of Mr Stephen Howells, coal miner. May 8, at Malthouse-lanc, aged S months, John, son of Mr James Hutton, shoemaker. May 11, at New Swindon, Mr Thomas Fisher, late of Pontnewynydd, aged 72.
"WHITEWASHING EXTRAORDINARY.—A few days ago, a tradesman, while passing through one of our streets, came to a shop, outside which hung a placard White Lime for Sale." The lady proprietres stood at the door, and he asked after one of her relatives. Now, "How's your Ilcitier has never been reckoned particularly offensive, though it may sometimes betoken an im- pression that the person addressed has not long left the apron string; and IIow's your Husband r" might suggest nothing shocking to many squeamish females. But there was probably something behind the scenes, or some old grudge at the bottom, for the lady no sooner heard her liege lord mentioned, than she picked up a whitelime brush that stood in a bucket by the door, and in the twinkling of an eye, whitewashed the interroga- tor from ton to bottom The essential properties of tea are found to exist only iu the young leaves. Llornnnaris Tea,-selected from the choice spring gather- ing, without the usual mineral powder on the leaf, is distinctively strong and delicious in fla- vour being supplied only in sealed packets, direct from the Importers, uniform quality and real cheapness is guaranteed. For list of llor- niman's Agents in tltis locality see advt.
POLICE COURT. SATURDAY. Before II. M. Kennard, Esq. (chairman,) Col. Byrde, A. D. Berrington, Esq., C. J. Parlzes, Esq., and J. Richards, Esq. ROBHIXG HER MASTER. Emma Pope, who had been remanded, plead- ed guilty of stealing four half pounds of cheese, four books, a bag, a small bottleful of gin, and other ai licles, the property of Tom Ferrers Ed- wards, of the Race Farm, her master. Mr T. F. Edwards proved that he missed the things and identified those pioduced an being his property. P.c. Hart deposed that he found these things in prisoner's box. Mr T. F. Edwards, in answer to the Bench, said the prisoner had been in his service about two months, and that he had received an excel- lent character with her from Mrs Jones, of Ty Coch. Supt. M'Intosh said that nothing was known against the prisoner before this. Mr Kennard told the prisoner that she had been guilty of a very serious offence. She had been placed in positions of responsibility, and had been enabled to purloin the goods very easily. It was very difficult to detect such thefts and when they were discovered, it was necessary to visit them with a severe sentence. jShe was therefore sentenced to one month's hard labour. MARRYING BEFORE HE KNEW HIS OWN MIND. James Jones, a very young man, was charged with refusing and neglecting to maintain his wife and child. He denied that no had refused to do so. Complainant, who carried a child in her arms, deposed that she had been married to defendant since last December. She was now living with her own father and mother, and he was living with his. He would not live with her and when she went to him, he pushed her out, slammed the door in her face, and went to the window and grinned at her. On which she smashed the window. Defendant said that her father had threatened his life with a poker, and would have had it, had not his (defendant's) father interfered. He asked her several times to go from there with him, but she would not. Her mother and sister were the cause of all the unpleasantness. He would not take her back now he would rather pay her so much a week. He had agreed to allow her 2s Gd a week, but had given her 12s Gd in three weeks. He was only earning from 15s to 16s a week, as he was only a 'pren- tice borer with the Patent Nut and Bolt Co. at Cwmbran. He was willing to allow 2s a week for the child, and Is Gd a week for herself, as she was a strong girl, able to get her own living. Mr Kennard recommended the young folks to go and live together again as soon as possi- ble, and not to let their relatives put strife be- tween them. He was ordered to pay 4s a week, and 7s costs. THE SIX BELLS AT CWJIAFON. Thomas Jones, beerhouse keeper, was charged with keoping his house open for the sale of beer before five o'clock in the morning on the 30th of April. Defendant said that his house was open, but not for the sale of beer. P.c. Guinea deposed that at twenty minutes to two o clock on the morning in question, be was passing the house when he heard a noise and singing within, and a man call for a jug of beer. Witness looked through the keyhole, and saw defendant going for a jugful. Witness went into the house, when defendant's wife took a quart off the table, and put it under her clothes, spilling the beer. There were four men there, and defendant and his wife got fighting. All of them were drunk. Witness also heard betting going on. Supt. M'lntosh said that defendant, who kept the Six Bells, on the Cwmafon side of Garndif- faith, had been previously convicted. The Bench considered that this was a very bad case, and fined defendant 40s. SHORT TEMPERS. William Lewis was charged with assaulting Arthur Jenkins, at Garndiffaith. The parties had some dispute in consequence of defendant and his wife walking across com- plainant's "taters." On Sundav morning, Jenkins and Mrs Lewis had another squabble, and when Jenkins was going home from chapel with his little girl, Lewis waited for him on the road, and pushed him about. The stfair not being very serious, defendant [ was ordered to pay the costs, 12s 6d. PROTECTING THE MEN AS WELL AS THE WOMEN. Maria Bute, a masculine-looking woman, was charged with assaulting Jeremiah Buckley, at Blaenafon, on the 4th inst. Complainant said that they had a dispute about some trams. Defendant went to unhitch a horse, and he went to prevent her, when she struck him a blow on the mouth with a rake. He went direct and told the gaffer. Defendant denied that she struck complain- ant at all. They were scuffling, one on each side the horse, and the horse struck his nose against complainant's mouth. Complainant called Mary Pilchards as a wit- ness, but it appeared that she saw no blow, and took very little notice of what was going on. Complainant said that defendant had wanted him to settle the matter. Yes, said defendant she did offer to pay for the summons, but complainant wanted 10s. Mr Kennard observed that the Bench were always very careful in protecting the women, and they must protect tho men in like manner. The case was not a very grave one, and de- fendant must pay the costs, 13s. QUEER NOTIONS OF 1MICTY." Esther Evans, an elderly woman, was charged with trespass on the property of Messrs Par- tridge and Jones, at the Varteg. Defendant said that she was not guilty that she went to the river to look for coal, but could find none and that she returned with an empty bag. P.c. Guinea deposed that between six and seven o'clock on Wednesday morning, he saw the defendant picking coals off a tip belonging to Messrs Partridge and Jones. When she saw him she threw the coal down and went away. He was quite sure about it, as he was within a few yards of her. Defendant said that she had no coal. A respectably dressed man, who had inter- preted for defendant, she pretending not to be able to speak English, came forward to speak on her behalf, and said that she was a most ho- nest character and a very pious woman. Mr J. H. Stephen said that he was instructed to press the case, as the convictions hitherto had not seemed to have the slightest effect. Num- bers of people persisted in these thefts. No one had any right to go ou the tips except two men, to whom permission had been given in consideration of their having been injured in the service of the firm. People who went to the tips also stole from the stock and the firm had lost above a hundred tons of best coal since last December. Mr Parkes asked if there were any notice boards forbidding people to take coal from the tips. MrStephen replied that such boards had been stuck up these two years. Mr Parkes further asked if there were any notices in Welsh. Mr Stephen did not think that there were; but defendant could speak English if she liked. She was a respectable woman; but there were frequently fifty or sixty at the coal. Mr Kennard observed that it was only last week that the Bench announced that they must inflict severer sentences Oil any other persons who might be brought before them charged with these offences. Up to the present time the cases had been brought forward in their milder form as trespass, but he was afraid that in future they would be pressed as charges of stealing coal, and the magistrates would then have to send the. guilty parties direct to gaol, without allowing them the option of paying a fine. In the present case defendant would be fined 10s, or must go to the House of Correction for seven days. lie added that stealing coal was certainly not consistent with piety. MORE ON WHOM WARNINGS HAD BEEN THROWN AWAY. Anne Evans and Sarah Powell, married wo- men, were fined 10s each, and Gracc Cook and Sarah Lewis, young girls, were fined 5s each, for similar offences on tho property of Messrs Partridge and Jones. The Bench repeated the warning mentioned above. OVER THE SEA. The cases in which Martha Bevan appeared against Ann Evans, and which had been ad- journed, are not likely to afford the public the threatened scandal in this court, as some of the parties concerned are said to have left England. MONDAY. Before C. J. Parkes, Esq. CHARGE OF PICKING A POCKET AT BLAENAFON. Mary Arm White, a married woman with a :y-V child in her arms, was charged with stealing a sovereign from the person of William Webb, at Blaenafon. Prosecutor deposed that on Saturday night he came out of the White Hart, when this woman caught hold of him and said, Wass, you were with me last time." He told her that she had made a mistake, when she asked him to give her a shilling. He asked her what for, and she said that her husband had gone to America. He asked her if she had any children and she said yes, a lot of little children. She then put her hand into his waistcoat pocket, and he after- wards missed a sovereign. He followed her to her house, when she said she had never seen him before and threatened him with a poke.. Only Is 3d was found upon the prisoner when apprehended but P.s. Coombes said that she had then had an hour and a half in which she might have got rid of other money. Ou the application of Supt M'lntosh, the pri- soner was remanded until Saturday.
CAERLEON PETTY SESSIONS. THURSDAY, MAY 6. Before the Rev. W. Powell, John James, Esq., C. Nicholson, Esq., and F. Moggridge, Esq. ASSAULT AT CAERLEON. Richard Boulton, charged with assuulfing Joseph Gould, at Caerleon, on tho 4th instant, 1 was remanded. DISGRACEFUL RIOT AT LLANIIENNOC. John Dowle, Frederick Jones, Osborn Ever- son, John Grundy, George Green, Edward Jones, William Jones, John Jones, Charles Everson, Thomas Hopkins, and Charles Owen were charged with riotously assembling and with as- saulting Matthew Williams, John Williams, and John Lee, at Llanhennoc, on Monday. Mr Greenway appeared for the complainants, who are in the employment of Mr Rees Keene, of Pencraig and Mr Bradgate, of Newport, appeared for the defendants, all of whom are engaged in the forge near at band. John Williams deposed I reside with Mr Rees Keene, of Pencraig, in the parish of Llan- hennoc. I was at work about three p.m. on Monday last, when 11 or 12 men came up to me. Osborn Everson asked me where was John the Irishman. I told him he was at the house. He said he wished to see him, and should like to have-a round or two with him, single-handed, and he would smash him. He wished me to bring him out, and I told him to go himself. I went to the stable, and told John a person wished to see him. Ho looked out, and saw the prisoner and a number of other men with him. The prisoners John Dowle and Osborn Everson made at Matthew Williams, as if they were going to strike him. He ran, and they followed him. I went to the house, and they followed me. John Dowle jumped over the gate, and struck Matthew. Matthew and Dowle commenced fighting. The mob then began to throw stones. Frederick Jones got over the gate. I was struck on the forehead with a stone which made it bleed. I was struck with several stones and cinders. I saw John Lee, John the Irishman," come out, and he was struck with a large stone on the face, which made him stoop. While be was in tlint position stones were again thrown at him. Vt iiile Matthew was on b the ground, I saw three or four men on him. The stones were coming against us in all directions. I caught hold of a dung-fork, and said I would defend my own life. I drove them out of my master's premises on to the highway. I saw the prisoners, John Dowde, Osborn Everson, George Green, John Jones, Charles Everson, Thomas Hopkins, Charles Price, and Frederick Jones there. Cross-examined by Mr Bradgate I had not i been drinking. The mark on my forehead was caused by a stone being thrown at me. 1 took a fork and drove them off my nlaster's pre mises. I put it into some of them. I used it to defend my life. I can't tell how often I used it. Dowle jumped over the gate, and challenged to fight. I did not see a poker. I can't tell how the blow came on Dowle's head. I did not throw stones. I threw a stone when I was in the field. Matthew Williams deposed On Monday afternoon I was called from my work by last witness. I went towards the house, and saw from ten to fifteen men in the road. One of them said, Here is one of the long-legged ones," and made at mo. I went back towards my work. They threatened me. John Dowle jumped over the gate, and struck me. Two or three more came over afterwards, and struck irre. I tnlrrtt Frederick Jones was one of them. John Lee came out, and they said, u Here's Jack coming," and they commenced throwing stones. Several of the stones struck him. He was then on Mr Keene's premises. I saw a stone strike last witness on the head, and make it bleed very much. He took up a fork. and drove them into the highway. Osborn Everson, Charles Everson, and Fred Jones threw stones at me, and threatened me. I saw in the mob John Dowle, Fred Jones, Osborn Everson, John Grundy, Charles Everson, Charles Price, George Green, and John Jones. Cross-examined There was a row on Sunday night at a public-house in the village. I was locked in the kitchen. I do not know why I was locked in the kitchen. I did not see any poker on the Monday. I saw John Lee on Monday. They threw stones at him. I did not see anything in his hand. Walter Stevens deposed I saw about 15 or 20 men throwing stones at some one on my master's premises. I saw John Dowle, Fredk. Jones, Osborn Everson, John Grundy, George Green, Edward Jones, John Jones, Charles Everson, Thos. Hopkins, and Chas. Price there. Cross-examined: They were all on my master's pre- mises when they were throwing stones.^ I saw Mat- thews and another man beginning to fight. I saw John Lee, he had blood all over his face. William Coles deposed On Monday last I was called from my work by some one on the road. He asked me where "Jack the Irishman" was. The mob "It is Jack the Irishman we want." I went to the stable, and in the fold I saw Matthews and Bowie fighting. I be- lieve it was the prisoner Frederick Jones who got over the stile and struck Matthews. They then commenced throwing stones and cinders. Should think there were from 15 to 20 men there. I saw John Grundy, George Green. Edward Jones, John Jones, Charles Everson, and Thomas Hopkins there. John Lee ("Jack the Irishman") deposed I work for Mr Keene. On Monday last I was called from my work on to the road by the prisoner Osborn Everson. He said he would fight me. I went into the house, and in about a quarter of an hour afterwards I earner out, and saw Matthew Williams and John Williams bleeding. I had a poker. The mob commenced throw- I ing stones at me. One hit me on the nose. I was struck in a stooping position, and the stones were then thrown at me. Some of them weighed 2 or 3 lb. I was obliged to go to bed. I saw John Dowle, Fredk. Jones, Osborn Everson, John Grundy, George Green, Edward Jones, Wm. Jones, John Jones, Chas. Everson, Thos. Hopkins, and Chas. Price there. There were more there besides. Cross-examined: I was at the Wheatsheaf the night before. I was knocked down there. On the Monday I had a blow with a stone, and I then used the poker. The poker struck the gate.. All the defendants were found guilty. John Dowle was sentenced to 2 months' hard labour; Frederick Jones 6 weeks' hard labour; and Osborn Everson 1 month's hard labour; all without the option. of paying a fine. The other defendants were fined £5 each, or 1 month's hard labour. Most of them paid the money. BREAKFAST.—A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT.-— The Civil Service Gazette has the following.in- teresting remarks :—"There are very few sim- ple articles of food which can boast so many valuable and important dietary properties as cocoa. While acting on the nerves as a gentle stimulant, it provides the body with, some of the puren)-elements of muntion, and at the same time corrects and invigoiatcs the action of the digestive organs. These beneficial effects depend in a great measure upon the manner of its preparation, but of late years such close at- tcntion has been given to the growth and treat- weoi of cocoa,tuat there is no dimculty in secur- ing it with every useful quality fully developed. The singular success which Sir Epps attained by his homoeopathic preparation of cocoa has never been surpassed by any experimentalist. Far and wide the reputation of Epps's Cocoa has spread by the simple force of its own extra- j ordinary merits. Medical men of all shades of opinion have agreed in recommending it as the safest and most beneficial article of diet for persons of weak constitutions. This superiority of a particular mode of preparation over all others, is a remarkable proof of the great re- suits to bo obtained from little causes. By a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine proper- ties of well selected cocoa, Mr Epps has provi- ded our breakfast tables with a delicately j flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use i of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to rasist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us. ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping our- selves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame."
.J[ .I LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOAPO. The monthly meeting was tv o,, Tuesday night. Present: Messrs Holdswortn in the chair Parkor, Wm. Willams, Thos. Williams and Eley. The business was of very short duration. The minutes of the last meeting having been gone through, the clerk (Mr Thos. Williams) read the surveyor's report, as follows :— r Panteg, Mav 11, IZ t*ent emen,— I beg to report that no answer h^ -n received from Mr T. Rees, Lord re- speCiing the price of stones for the rey* y* fb n:Ai- ways ot the parish of Paateg.. suppir of stones b28 been broken and used, with the escentioa of about twelve loads. It is important that the terms which Lord Tredegar s agent requires for permission to raise the stones for repunmg should be ascertained immedi- ately. I submit a copy of the letter written to Mr Rees. The river has done some damage to the fo.Aiidatlaa of the new wall at Pontrhydyrun bridge, and rindnra ne- cessary some repairs as soon as the watsi. is suSaiently low to admit of the work being done. I would direct the attention of the Board b d'e ne- cessity of making an order that the improvement of the road at the Slovad farm should be commenced this month. I am, Gentlemen, your obedient ier J. GOODENOTJGK. The surveyor was deputed to go to Newport and see Mr Rees personally about the stones with instructions to buy if he could do so for a certain sum. He was directed to do the be. ha could with Pontrhydyrun bridge and to proceed with the work on the Slovad road. He was also empowered to buy such tools as might bo necessary.
The Marquis of Bute has been invested at Jerusalem with the spurs and sword of the celebrated Godfrey de Bouillon, making him a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre Our readers will observe by an advertisement in our columns, that a lodge of the ancient Order of Free and Accepted Masons is, for the first time, about to be con- secrated at the Clarence Hotel, thus affording those who are eligible an opportunity of joining one of the most noble and philanthropic societies in existence. The widow of Mr Charles Avers, late of the Race, has receiv6d the amount insured by her lamented husband in the office of the British Provident Life and Fire Assurance Company, and is desirous of expressing her grateful acknowledgment of tho prompt and honourable deahng she has experienced from that Company. A QUEElt Duck.—On Thursday, a queer duck was hatched under a hen belonging to Mr Eli Richards, wheelwright, top of George-street. The little creature has two beaks and three eyes. One of these ia in the forehead, and contains two pupils, so that it may be said to have four eyes. It did not live. STREET ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday night, as a fu- neral party were returning home, a horse whieh ire" trap containing a man and woman, took fright, alii dashed at the turnpike gate on Albion-road. The man jumped down in safety, but the woman was thrown to the ground rather heavily, escaping without serious in- jury. The horse was badly cut about the legs. PIC-NIC AT THE FOLLY.—The first pic-nic of the season was held at the Folly on Thursday, having been postponed a week on account of bad weather. Thurs- day was all that could be desired, glorious with sunslm but not too lot Tho merry party thorougUyT^a themselves m dancmg and out door games; a r; hope that Mr Prothoro, who organised the pic-nic, ■■ with a good reward for his exertions to proote the pleasure of the townsfolks. A ONE-ARMED QUARTETT.—On Tuesday, four men. were arraigned at the Magistrates' Clerk's'0 If J. r" fore C. J. Parkes, Esq., and J. Richards, Esq., and ah four of theru had but one arm each. Three of them Alfred Longbottom, Francis Dance, and Wm. Hiles,' charged with begging, were discharged with a cauticc! The fourth, Jeremiah Ryan, was charged with king drunk and disorderly at Blaenafjn, and was fined llV, or seven days' hard labour. IXUUESTS.—On Saturday last an inqut:3T was held J E. D. Batt, Esq., at the Post Office, New lza, te ing the death of Lewis Hams, a railway polices n.. who died on the previous Wednesday, in conr..rL of being knocked down by an engine at PontypooLrc Verdict, "Accidental death."—Mr Batt also held ar quest on the same day at Abersychan, on the Ann Curtis, the child which was drowned in the r; on the previous Wednesday. Verdict, "Founddrow^ BLAENAFON. CHAPEL ANNIVERSARY—The anniversar. Chapel was held on Sunday last, when sr.ifcons preached as follows. Iu the morning by Fev M. A.; in the afternoon by the Rev T. rlfllhs in Welsh, and the Rev 1). Morgan in EuglLh .ud ia the evening by the Rev D. Jones. The artendai^fe was good throughout the day, and the collections amounted to £ S. Death has been very busy in this place lately, Mr T. Thomas, master of the endowed schools bs lost his wife and daughter, and the Primitive Metho^uis aYe- Last two-of thoir memkera. Within the laSt !D0 rrT-f no less than seven persoas lay dead at once, and uL T.u' time we write, several are also lying dead. The inquest on the body of the navvie who dropped dead on Wednesday week was held by E. D. Batt, ILl, on Saturday. Verdict, Death from natural causes. No inquest was held on the widow, Ann Stevens, who v,'as found dead in her bed, as she had been ailing and un- der medical treatment for some time. On Thursday, Daniel Sullivan was taken before CoL Byrde, charged with committing a trespass by breaking windows at the house of Samuel Waters, at this place, that morning. lie was fined -5s, with costs, and in de- fault was sent to the House of Correction for 7 days CRUMLIN. FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT.—Ou Friday night, the 7th. inst., a pointsman named Coombes was knocked down by an engine near this place, and bad the lower part of one of his legs cut off. He lay, undiscovered, in the rain from 11 o'clock that night till five next morning. It says much for his constitution that he was found alive; and what is more remarkable, he is said to be likely to recover. He is a married man. CWMBRAN. On Thursday week, a young lad named Jones, son of one of the rather numerous Mr Joneses living in Albion road, Pontypool, bad one of his feet badly crushed be- tween two trams underground at this place. He could not be removed till Monday; but is now able to get about on crutches.
THE IMPOIRRAINRNGTASETOF^ LEWIS v. FOTHERGILL. By an agreement of April 27, 1864, the plain- tiff, Mr Lewis, let for 99 years coal mines nnder his farm at Troed-y-Rhiw, in consideration of the reservation of certain royalties, and a fixed or dead rent of £500 in the event of the royal- ties not amounting to that sum, but which rem was not to be charged at all for the first three years provided the necessary steps were bona fide taken with ordinary despatch to win and work the coal. The lease was to contain cove- nants for working the mines in proper manner. The lessees were the defendants, Richd.Fother- gill and T. A. Ilankey, trading under the name of the Plymouth Iron Co., together with Bern Bateman, who, however, in May, 1866, transferred interest to Mr Hankey. Disputes arose between th, plaintiff and defendants, the former complaining t' the lessees had net taken the necessary steps ordinary despatch to win and work the coal, and ciaim- ing, accordingly, the fixed rent from the commcnccuien'i, of the lease. Other objections were made in 18G7 CL the ground that the defendants were working the coal under the plaintiff's estate not by pits sunk on that es- tate, but by meallS of dipheadings" from tho works of their company in connection with pits called the Dutfryu pits, on an adjoining estate. They maintained that Una was the usual course in the South Wales f.el-'l, but the plaintiff considered that his property woald deteriorated unless pits were sunk and an independr.-t system of drainage established within his owa land. The bill prayed an injunction against such working, and that the defendants should be ordered to pay the fixed rent of £500 from the 25th March, '1864. But Vice-Chanccllor James dismissed the bill with costs, be- ing of opinion that the evidence showed that the mode of working adopted by the defendants was considered by experienced persons a suitable and mode, and that the court could not import agreement such a covenant as the plaintitf s cr required. The plaintiff appealed, and the ca heard before the Lord Chancellor on Wednesday, M; The hearing of the appeal was appointed day of the present term, hut was postponed iu conse- quence of the death of Mr Druce, Q.C. Mr Jessell, Q..C., Mr Kay, Q.C., and Mr Marten we.s for the appellant; Sir R. Palmer, Q.C., Mr AmphP i,: Q.C., and Mr Preeling, who appeared for the w, dants, were not called upon. The Lord Chancellor said the question was whether the working by instroke was proper and workmanlike within the meaning of the agreement. It would doubt less be more for the advantage of the landlord that pits should be made upon his estate, but there was nothing to show that the working by instroke was of an impro- per character. There was also the evidence of Mr Fothergill and of Mr Ovcrton, the late agent of the plaintiff, to the effect that the working by instroke wai the mode of working which they contemplated under the agreement. This evidence, too, was supported by the evidence of others. The plaintiff had endeavoured to rebut his late agent's evidence by showing that Mr Overton had himself represented to him that the best mode of working the mines was by pits sunk on the plaintiff's own estate but such an opinion didnotshow that Mr Overton had meant by the agreement of the 27th of April to insist on that mode of working being adopted by the-defendants. It might well be believed by the plaintiff's agent that the sinking of pits on the estate would have been most advantageous to the plain- tiff; but it did not follow that if he could not obtain the agreement of the defendants to this mode of work- ing, he must have regarded the working by instroke as improper and unworkmanlike. The evidence, in fact, showed it was not. The bill would be dismissed with cots. Printed aud Published by DAVID WALKINSHAW, at his General Printiug Office, Corn Market Housex Pontypool, in the county of Monmouth.—Saturday May 15, 1869.