Cardiff Records; Being Materials for a History of the County Borough from the Earliest Times Volume 3

Cardiff Records; Being Materials for a History of the County Borough from the Earliest Times Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...of Lisvane, who subsequently confessed the fact of his having murdered her. April 1779. Inquisitions, signed by Henry Thomas, Coroner, on the bodies of eleven men killed by choke-damp in a mine called Winch Pond Mawr, in the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath. All but two of the victims were of the surname Richard. Coroner's Inquest taken at Cardiff, on view of the body of Miles Meredith, found that the deceased being at work on the top of a scaffolding in the Castle of Cardiff, accidentally fell to the ground and was killed. April 1 781. Jane William was convicted of picking the pocket of Morgan Richard and stealing therefrom seventeen guineas in gold and about twenty shillings in silver, at Llanblethian. One small paper contains the curious Deposition which follows: --Glamorgan. Thomas Morgan of Welch S' Donats in y said County maketh Oath that on Tuesday night y 16 Instant he in Company with Jane William heard Morgan Richard in a Close adjoining y Road leading from Cowbridge to Aberthin crying out in great distress--that he went over a fenced place into y close with y said Jane William--Morgan Richard desired deponent to button his Breeches--could not do so, his hands benumbed. Thomas Morgan upon this desired Jane to button his breeches, being then in the close with him. Morgan Richard asked when Jane touched him, whether she was the deponent's daughter--was answered, no; she is a stranger--heard Morgan Richard say "paid fizrch a dodi dy law yn'm pocket i."' Went thence with Morgan Richard and delivered Morgan Richard being in liquor and ill to the care of Wm Lewis innkeeper--Jane William having stopt short at the Turnpike Gate. The mark of Thomas X Morgan. Taken before me this 19 Day of January 1781...
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541464
  • 9781236541468