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Evidence by the licensee

Source: Aberystwyth Observer 19/02/1867       Date: 1867
Copyright:       Type: Newspaper
Description: Evidence given by the licensee of the Crugie Arms at Talybont Petty Sessions, regarding an attack on gamekeepers.

Evan Roberts sworn, examined in corroboration of the above evidence: Witness keeps the Crugie Arms, at Rhydyfelin, which is about one mile and a half from Aberystwyth, on the south road. Witness is a blacksmith, and his smithy adjoins his dwelling-house. Mr. Thomas stated that this was an adverse witness. Witness: About three weeks ago witness heard a knock at the door, and the voices of persons calling out. Got up and partly dressed, came down stairs and opened the front door. John Evans, John Jones, David Jones, and another were there. There were three guns with them but can't name any one of the three who carried the guns. Could not venture to say that any one of the three who had the guns carried a gun. They took some beer. It was between 6 and 7 o'clock in the morning when they left his house. They left the guns in witness's house till the accused, John Jones. called about noon the same day for them). Witness does not remember that either of the accused called afterwards to ask him to state a different hour from that at which they had come to bis house. Does not recollect the hour at which they bad come to his house. (To nearly all the questions of the magistrates' clerk this witness gave answers negative or evasive). Sold the accused two quarts and a pint of beer, and some spirits.
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