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Selling spirits without a licenceSource:
Welshman 27/10/1854 Date:
Newspaper Description: Transcript:
...for the purpose of hearing several cases against inhabitants of Aberporth, for selling spirits without a licence. The first case was against Evans Owens, of the Ship, Aberporth, for selling a glass of gin on the 28th of September last, to one of the officers of Inland Revenue. The offence was proved, and the defendant was fined in the mitigated penalty of £12 10s. with a strong recommendation that the penalty be further reduced to £2. The next case was against John Owens, of the White Lion, Aberporth, for selling a glass of gin to an officer of the Inland Revenue, on the 3rd of October instant; there was another offence stated to have occurred on the 28th ult., but that was not proceeded in. The evidence in proof of the charge was .considered conclusive, and the defendant was convicted in the mitigated penalty of £12 10s., with a recommendation that the penalty be further reduced to £4; the extenuating circumstances of this case not being so favourable as in the first caseNotes:Linked to Aberporth/Aber-porth Ship Inn , Aberporth White Lion , Aberporth