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USK OBSERVER 1859


SATURDAY JANUARY 1st, 1859.

TOWN HALL, USK, FRIDAY.

[Before G.R.G. RELPH and the REV W. EVANS.]

STEALING COAL.—John Watkins was charged with stealing coals from Daniel Roberts of Hendre farm, his master. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 21 days imprisonment with hard labor.

SATURDAY JANUARY 29th, 1859.

HAMLET OF GLASCOED

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, by Mr. WM. DAVIS, at the Three Salmons Inn, Usk, on MONDAY, the 7th day of February, 1859, at Three o’clock in the Afternoon.

Three Pieces of Land,

containing about Four Acres, more or less, situate in the hamlet of Glascoed, adjoining the lands of Col. Clifford, now let at the annual rent of £12.

Possession may be had immediately.

Further particulars may be known of Mr. DAVIS, Land Agent, Usk.

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5th 1859.

HAMLET OF GLASCOED

TO be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. W. DAVIS, at the THREE SALMONS HOTEL, USK, on MONDAY, the 7th of FEBRUARY, 1859, at Four o’Clock in the afternoon (subject to conditions of sale to be then produced), all these Two Closes of very superior

MEADOW LAND,

Situate in the Parish of Glascoed,

Containing 6(?)a., 2(?)r?. 33p., being about One Mile from the Little Mill Station on the Newport and Hereford Line of Railway, and about Four Miles from the Town of Usk. They are numbered on the Glascoed Tithe Map 327, 3a, 1r 15p, and 536(?), 1a, 1r. 18p. and have Water in each Close. Together with 37 FRUIT TREES, 34 OAK, 3 BEECH, and 1 ELM TREE.

The said Lands adjoin the Estate of Col. Clifford, His Grace the Duke of Beaufort’s Land, and also the Land belonging to the Newport and Hereford Railway Company.

All further particulars may be known on application to

MR. WILLIAM DAVIS,

Land Agent, Usk.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12th, 1859.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

TOWN HALL— FRIDAY.

[Before S. CHURCHILL, Esq, and the Rev. WM. EVANS.]

RECEIVING STOLEN COAL.—Abraham Andrews, toll gate keeper, Pontypool, was summoned for receiving a sack of coal from a servant of Mr. Daniel Roberts, of the Hendrew, knowing it to have been stolen. Mr Alexander Edwards appeared on the part of the prisoner, and stated that the toll gate keeper had honestly purchased the coal, and paid a shilling for it. It was no unusual practice for the farmers in the neighbourhood to allow their servants to bring sacks of coal on their carts for parties requiring small quantities, and his client had given the wagoner 1s(?) to buy the coal with, and had paid him 3d. for the trouble in procuring it. The prosecutor did not appear. Case dismissed.

 

SATURDAY APRIL 30th, 1859

Article appeared re the Parish Meeting at Usk church, where it was noted that Mr. Crump had been elected as “sidesmen for the hamlet of Glascoed”.

 

SATURDAY MAY 7th, 1859

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

OVERSEERS AND SURVEYORS.—The following persons have been appointed officers for the ensuing year, for the Usk district:--

PARISH – Glascoed …

OVERSEERS - John Lewis, Jesse Davies

SURVEYORS – James Jenkins, William Morgan.

 

SATURDAY MAY 14th, 1859.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, before G.R.G. RELPH, F. McDONNELL, and S. CHURCHILL, Esqrs, and the REV WILLIAM EVANS.

 

EVADING TOLLS.—Henry Crump, farmer, Glascoed, was charged by William Constance, surveyor, with travelling over a neighbour’s farm, whereby he evaded the legal turnpike tolls. Defendant pleaded that the proper road was so far round and in such bad condition that it was impossible at times to travel that way. Mr. Relph told defendant that was no excuse for evading the tolls; he should have applied to the parish officers and got the road repaired. Defendant was let off upon payment of 5s. expenses, and recommended to desist from such practices in future, for if he came back before the bench again on a like charge a heavy fine would be inflicted.

SATURDAY MAY 28th, 1859

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

PONTYPOOL.

THE LATE MRS. LEWIS.—The old inhabitants of the locality, like leaves in autumn, are stealthily and silently dropping into the grave. One of the oldest amongst them was gathered to her Father’s on Monday last, in the person of Mrs. Rachael Lewis, Glascoed, who was 88 years of age and relict of Mr. John Lewis of the same place.

 

SATURDAY JULY 23rd, 1859.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

TOWN HALL— FRIDAY.

[Before ILLTYD NICHOLL, and S. CHURCHILL, Esqs.]

 James Winter was charged by Henry Crump with having been, on the 2nd of July, at Usk, so far from a timber carriage which he was driving that he had not control of the horses. Defendant did not appear. Adjourned for a fortnight.

APPEAL.—The Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway Company appealed against the rating of their own line in the Hamlet of Glascoed to the poor rate. Mr. Waddington attended as solicitor to the Company, and proved to the service of the necessary notice to the overseers. The Company objected to the rate on three grounds—1st. That the rate had not been published according to law. 2nd. Because the said Railway Company is assessed at a greater sum than it ought to be assessed at in respect of their rateable property within the said hamlet, and 3rd. Because the said rate is in other respects illegal, unequal, partial, oppressive, and unjust. Mr. Waddington did not wish to quibble, and would not ask the bench to go into trivial objections, but proceed on the second objection. The extent of the line in that hamlet was 1 mile 1,020 yards, and they were rated at £115. Mr. Waddington proceeded to prove that the Company did not at present realize any profit. The gross receipts amounted to £786; the expenses, £565, leaving £221 to be divided into sixteen miles, which would leave £14 a mile. Out of that a re-production of the road would be necessary, which for a double line would be about £90 per mile, but this being a single line, about £45 would be required. The bench considered the new rating was excessive, and the overseer was ordered to continue the old rate.

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 6th, 1859.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

TOWN HALL— FRIDAY.

[Before G.R.G. RELPH, I. NICHOLL, and S. CHURCHILL, Esquires.]

HIGHWAY OFFENCE.—James Winter was charged by Henry Crump with being at such a distance from his timber-carriage as not to have control of the horses, and thereby causing damage to complainant’s cart. The bench considered, from the statement of the defendant, that his master, Richard Pitt, was the party to whom the blame was attached. Case deferred for a fortnight.

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 20th, 1859.

NOTICE TO TRESPASSERS.—Any person found Trespassing on MAESMAWR FARM, GLASCOED, in pursuit of game or otherwise, will be prosecuted.

RICHARD ARNOLD

August 18, 1859.

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 27th, 1859.

NOTICE TO TRESPASSERS.—Any person found Trespassing on MAESMAWR FARM, GLASCOED, in pursuit of game or otherwise, will be prosecuted.

RICHARD ARNOLD

August 18, 1859.

 

GAME NOTICE.—Any person found TRESPASSING on the GLASCOED FARM, in pursuit of game or otherwise, will be prosecuted according to law.

HENRY CRUMP.

August 23rd, 1859.

 

NOTICE.—I hereby give Notice that the GAME on TROSTREY ESTATE, in the Hamlet of GLASCOED, is strictly PRESERVED; and any person found Poaching or Trespassing on the land will be prosecuted.

JAMES JENKINS.

August 23rd 1859.

 

GAME NOTICE.—Any person found TRESPASSING in pursuit of game or for any other purpose whatever, on MIDDLE WERNHERE FARM, in the occupation of HENRY MORGAN, will be prosecuted.

Glascoed, August 23rd, 1859.

 

GAME NOTICE.—Any Person or Persons found TRESPASSING on UPPER WERNHERE FARM, in the occupation of MARY MORGAN, in pursuit of game or otherwise, will be prosecuted according to law.

24th August, 1859.

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3rd, 1859.

 

GAME NOTICE.—Any person found TRESPASSING in pursuit of game or for any other purpose whatever, on MIDDLE WERNHERE FARM, in the occupation of HENRY MORGAN, will be prosecuted.

Glascoed, August 23rd, 1859.

 

GAME NOTICE.—Any Person or Persons found TRESPASSING on UPPER WERNHERE FARM, in the occupation of MARY MORGAN, in pursuit of game or otherwise, will be prosecuted according to law.

24th August, 1859.

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 1st, 1859.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

TOWN HALL— FRIDAY.

[Before G.R.G. RELPH and S. CHURCHILL, Esquires.]

OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY.—Richard Pitt was summoned for leaving a timber carriage on the turnpike road, in Llangeview, on the 13th September. Defendant did not appear. His wife afterwards appeared, and said her husband was unavoidably absent. Postponed for a week.

Roger Williams was likewise charged with leaving a timber carriage on the turnpike road, in the parish of Monkswood. To pay expenses. . .

… ( two further cases were brought) . . . The Magistrates “remarked, that the police could not render a greater service to the public than by summoning parties who allowed their conveyances to remain on the highways. The next batch that came before them would be severely punished; but on that occasion they had been let off in paying expenses.

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 29th, 1859.

LOCAL INFORMATION

USK

FARMER’S CLUB.

CLASS 1. –First Prize, £2 10s.; Second Prize, £1 10s. To the Farmer, being a member, or his son. 1st Prize—Abraham Charles, son of Edward Charles, Llangibby. 2nd Prize—Richard Reece, son of Leonard Reece, Wernhir.