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Monmouthshire Merlin 1860

19 September 1860

PONTYPOOL. (Continued from the Second Page.) REBECCA AND HER DAUGHTERS.—A farmer residing in the parish of Glascoed had rendered himself obnoxious to this matron and her daughters by having annexed a portion of the Common land to that in his occupation, which was deemed an infringement of the rights of the poor. In their nocturnal visitations, the assailants destroyed the farmer's fences and carried on their system of destruction with so much success that he has been obliged to restore the land and to content himself for the present with his own broad acres.

This refers to Daniel Roberts.See the Glascoed Riots pages for further details.