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USK OBSERVER 1860


SATURDAY APRIL 7th, 1860.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

TOWN HALL— FRIDAY.

[Before G.R. GREENHOW-RELPH, S. CHURCHILL, G.W. NICHOLL, and M.P. SMITH, Esquires.]

OVERSEERS APPOINTED FOR THE DIVISON:

Glascoed.—Edward Morgan and George Reynolds

CONSTABLES APPOINTED.

Glascoed.—Thomas Edwards.

SATURDAY APRIL 21st, 1860.

(NOTICE)

Five Pounds Reward

Whereas some evil disposed person or persons did, on Wednesday night last, or early on Thursday morning, Cut to pieces and Destroy two New Gates, in the Parish of Glascoed, belonging to Daniel Roberts, of the Hendrew Farm, whoever will give such information as will convict the offender or offenders shall receive the above reward, on conviction, by applying to Daniel Roberts.

SATURDAY APRIL 21st, 1860.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

PONTYPOOL.

REBECCA AT THE GLASCOED.—It had been surmised, that this worthy matron and her daughters, had been ‘gathered to their fathers,’ and that the name had become extinct. This supposition appears to have been fallacious, for some of the progeny are still in existence, and have recently been exhibiting their predilections for demolishing gates and other fences at the Glascoed. The descendants of Rebecca have been re-called into existence, by an individual who resides in the rural retreat, having recently annexed and inclosed some eight or ten acres of land from the common, to which it is alleged he had no just right or claim, as it emphatically belongs to the Lord of the manor or more properly to the poor people of the parish. Our hero knew that had done a naughty trick, and felt some slight ‘twinges’ of conscience; for

The darkest night that shrouds the sky,

Of beauty, hath a share;

The blackest heart hath signs to tell,

That God still lingers there.

Perhaps after all we are giving him too much credit. His uneasiness may have arisen from far less creditable motives than those to which we have adverted. He may have been alarmed lest some kindred spirit ‘some trusty brother of the the trade’ should rob him of his prize and like himself seek to restore

‘The good old plan,

That they should take who had the power,

And they should keep who he can’

This would seem to be the proper inference, for our hero one night enlisted 12 or 15 stalwart fellows, who in case of hostilities arising, he thought to employ on the defensive, and who providing their love of good cheer, demolished a cheese, several loaves of bread, and a large cask of cider. The enemy however did not “shew” on the night anticipated and matters remained STATU QUO, or as Paddy did with the fire-lock, viz., “as they were.” Security however, was but of short durationm for the Rebeccaites in a night or two afterwards, made a descent upon our hero’s domain, demolished all his gates, broke his fences, and committed such ravages, that the owner maketh great lamentation and refuseth to be comforted. With a view to restore serenity to his mind, we would advise him to restore the common, nor seek to rob the poor man’s cow, pig or fowls of their food, and his children of their play ground, but seek rather to hasten the return of that happy and blissful period to which the poet referred, when he said,

‘A time there was ere Britain’s griefs began,

When every rood of ground maintained its man.’

 

SATURDAY JUNE 2nd, 1860.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

GAME TRESPASS.—James Powell, pleaded guilty to a trespass in pursuit of game, at Glascoed on the 20th of April.—To pay a fine of 6d. and costs on or before the 8th of June next, or 10 days imprisonment.

RATES.—Poor Rates for Llanllowel at 2d; Glascoed at 4d : and Gwernesney at 6d were granted.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 9th, 1860.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

PONTYPOOL.

POLICE COURT.—SATURDAY.

[Before C.H. WILLIAMS, Esquire, and W. WILLIAMS, Esquire.]

THE GOYTREY AGAIN.—The ill feeling engendered by the recent parochial squabbles in the ill fated parish, has not yet, as it would appear entirely subsided, for Elizabeth Lloyd; D. Tedman; John Ralland?; Thomas Watkins; J. Williams; Thomas Jenkins; William Gwatkin (nb.later of Maesmawr); and others appeared at the instance of W. Harris, collector, for the non-payment of poor’s rates. Mr Greenway appeared for the defendants, and in the course of his observations, remarked that the conduct of the assistant overseer, had been iniquitous in summoning his clients on so short a notice. He had said that he would “serve them out,” which proved the animus(?) by which he was influenced. His clients were willing to pay the amount of their rates but they demurred, and justly so, to pay the expenses. The defendants were ordered to pay their rates without costs.

 

SATURDAY JUNE 16th, 1860.

NOTICE

ONE GUINEA REWARD.—Whereas, considerable damage has been done to several young Apple Trees on the Ton Farm, Glascoed. Whoever will give such information as will convict the offender or offenders shall receive the above reward by applying to RICHARD MILES.

USK

COUNTY COURT, TUESDAY:

Before His Honor J.M. Herbert.

John Morgan v. Thomas Hickey, to recover possession of a tenement at Glascoed—Possession in a week.

 

PONTYPOOL.

REBECCA AT THE GLASCOED.— A correspondent informs us, that the individual upon whose property the descendants of Rebecca have committed such ravages, after having failed to obtain the assistance of the legal gentlemen of the district, consulted what is known as a “wise man.” The oracle having spoken, the depredators will soon be known by the loss or want of the left eye. It will, therefore, be dangerous henceforth for any one dispossessed of this useful bodily member, no matter from what cause, to travel in the vicinity of Glascoed, as he or she may be apprehended on a charge of having committed the trespass.

 

SATURDAY JULY 7th, 1860.

SUPPLEMENT (gratis)

PONTYPOOL.

REBECCA AT THE GLASCOED AGAIN!—The descendants of this maraudering matron paid another visit to a certain farmer’s property in this place, on the night of Saturday last, and demolished more of his gates and fences. The reason of these midnight exploits, as many of our readers are aware, is, that the said farmer, some time ago, enclosed a piece of the common land to which he had no just claim. Some persons, therefore, feel aggrieved, and we once more advise the person in question to give up the land he appears unjustly to have abstracted, and thereby save himself from becoming execrated by every poor man in the parish, and hissed at by every GOOSE on the common.

SATURDAY AUGUST 4th, 1860.

(NOTICE)

STRAYED or STOLEN.—Whereas on FRIDAY or SATURDAY night last, a YEARLING HEIFER (Hereford breed) belonging to RICHARD and BENJAMIN REECE, was lost from Wernhere Farm. Whoever will give information of the same will be rewarded for their trouble.

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 18th, 1860.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

TOWN HALL.—FRIDAY.

[Before SAMUEL CHURCHILL, G.W. NICHOLL, and M.P. SMITH, Esquires.]

GLASCOED.—Evan Evans, pleaded guilty to stealing a small quantity of bread, cheese, and butter, from the house of William Humphries, on the 4th July. From the evidence of the witnesses, which by the bye, was not of a very satisfactory nature, none of them being able to give the day or month on which the theft took place, and one of them even had some difficulty in telling where she resided. It appeared the prosecutor’s house was left in the charge of two of the children, during the absence of their parents, on the 4th July, when the prisoner was observed to come out of the house, with a large piece of bread under his arm, and the above goods were missed from the cupboard, upon the return of the parents. Sentenced to 14 days hard labour.

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 25th, 1860.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK TOWN HALL, FRIDAY.

[Before G.R. GREENHOW-RELPH, S. CHURCHILL, G.W. NICHOLL, and M.P. SMITH, Esqrs.].

RATES SIGNED.—Poor’s rate for Glascoed at 11d, Gwehelog at 9d. and Usk, at a shilling in the pound.

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th, 1860.

TO CORRESPONDENTS

“REBECCA TRIUMPHANT AT THE GLASCOED” and CAERLEON PETTY SESSIONS, held over.

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th, 1860.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

PONTYPOOL.

REBECCA TRIUMPHANT.—The descendants of this matron, have been for some time waging war with an individual in the neighbourhood of the Glascoed, who had filched a considerable portion of the common land, from the poor man’s cow, pig, and poultry. The assailing party generally made its attacks by night, the result of which was a considerable demolition of gates, rails, and fences of different descriptions. The aggressor finding himself unable to cope with his nocturnal visitants, has very wisely, and very justly, given up any further attempt to detain that which he could not keep, and to which he had no just claim, so that Rebecca in this instance has obtained a glorious and decisive victory.

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 20th, 1860.

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.

USK.

TOWN HALL. - FRIDAY.

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

WAGES.—Daniel Roberts was summoned by Wm. Mansfield, for non-payment of £1 6s. and 3d, wages due to him, as agricultural labourer. The complainant stated that the wages agreed to be paid, were 8s. per week, but defendant maintained that the agreement was for 4s 6d. per week. A lad in the employ of Mr. Roberts was called, who overheard the agreement. The evidence being of a contradictory nature, the bench ordered defendant to pay 3s. 6d.

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3rd, 1860.

NOTICE.—The Creditors of the late DANIEL LEWIS, of Glascoed, Haydealer, deceased, are requested to attend at the LITTLE MILL INN, on TUESDAY the 6th day of NOVEMBER next, at Two o’clock in the afternoon, to receive their respective shares of deceased’s estate and effects. Any person owing a debt to the said estate, is requested to attend at the same time and place, and discharge it.

 Glascoed, Oct 29, 1860

 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 22nd, 1860.

(Notice) – FOR SALE, TEN OR TWELVE DOZEN PRIME YOUNG APPLE TREES; apply to Mr. John Morgan, the Hill Farm, Glascoed.

 

USK OBSERVER   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1860.

(NOTICE) Lost about a month since, a White Boar PIG, about four months old, belonging to DANIEL ROBERTS, of the Hendrew farm, Llanbaddock. Whosoever will give such information as will lead to the recovery of the same shall be rewarded for their trouble, and any person detaining the same after this notice will be dealt with according to law.