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Catherine was formerly married to a Joseph Davies, of Smelting, Cardigan, who died, and left 7 children.
She then married Thomas Edwards, and kept the Wooden House, Llanbadarn and the White Swan
Interesting description of marital strife in the indecent assault article. It appears that by 1873 they were together and keeping the White Swan in Aberystwyth together - briefly.
Various charges for assault - both ways.
"Thomas Edwards, keeper of the White Swan, was given in charge by his wife for drunkenness, and using threatening language. Case dismissed." CN 30 May 1873
A week later he was in the workhouse. She was keeper of the White Swan.
One interesting side-issue. There are a couple of court reports that suggest Thomas was a bit of a copper's nark. He gave evidence against one neighbour for using his horses other than for agriculture, and on another occasion snitched on four neighbours for keeping dogs without a licence. In all cases he worked with Mr George Hickox, the inspector of Excise. e.g. CN 6 Aug 1870
"DEATHS. EDWARDS October 14, at the Union Workhouse. Aberystwyth, Thomas Edwards, aged 44. "
CN 22 Oct 1880
Pubs associated with this person White Swan Inn , 3 St James's Square, Aberystwyth Wooden House Inn , Aberystwyth, Llanbadarn Fawr (p)
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