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Western Mail Tuesday 29 June 1926.
FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS- continued.
HINTON.- On the 28th inst., at "Kenmore" 15, Llwyn-y-grant-road, Penylan, Cardiff. Lucie Marie (Charlie) the beloved wife of George Henry HINTON and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs, H.A. HECK. Funeral Thursday, leaving residence 2.30 p.m. for Cardiff Cemetery; G.O. R.I.P.
JONES.- On the 25th June, at 14, Coronation-terrace, Pontypridd, Freddy, the beloved child of Frederick JONES. Funeral on Wednesday at Three p.m. for Glyntaff Cemetery.
LINDAHL.- On June 26th, at 11a, Port Tennant-road, Swansea, Henrik LINDAHL, of Kalmar (Sweden). Funeral Wednesday next, Three p.m., at Danygraig Cemetery Church.
MORGAN.- June 26th, David MORGAN, 17, Garth-street, Pontlottyn (late Tynewydd Farm) aged 42. Funeral Wednesday at 4.15 (by train) for Graig Cemetery; G.O.
PHILLIPS.- On June 26th, very suddenly, at the Pontardawe Inn, Pontardawe. Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Daniel PHILLIPS. Funeral Wednesday next. Four p.m., St. Peter's Churchyard; G.O.
PRICE.- On June 27th, Catherine, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David PRICE, Manager Cymgwrach Collieries, age 20. Public funeral Thursday, 3.30 p.m., for Capel y Glyn.
PRING.- On June 28th, at Wellfield-road, Cardiff, Margaret Jane, widow of the late Isaac PRING, of Wellington, Somerset, and Cardiff. Private funeral Eleven o'clock Wednesday.
RENWICK.- On June 28th, at Pontcanna-house, Cardiff, William Henry RENWICK, aged 61 years. Funeral Llandaff Cathedral, 2.15 p.m. Thursday.
THOMAS.- On June 27th 1926, Richard THOMAS, Coedgwilym, Clydach, Swansea Valley (late Llansamlet). Interment at Llansamlet Church Five p.m. Thursday. Will friends please meet at the church; G.O.
WALTERS.- D.T.A., Assistant-master Trefelyn Schools, beloved son of Eleanor Ann and the late Rees WALTERS, 129, Tanygroes-street, Port Talbot, grandson of late Rev. David PROSSER, Maesteg, Bryn. Public funeral at five p.m. Thursday next, July 1st, for Holy Cross Churchyard.
WILLIAMS.- On June 26th, at 13a, Seaton-stree, Pwllgwaun, Mary, dearly-beloved widow of the late Ioan WILLIAMS, of Rhydfelan, passed peacefully away. Funeral Wednesday 2.30 p.m. for Glyntaff Cemetery; G.O. Friends meet at Cemetery.
POWELL.- The Family of the late Mr. G. POWELL, 1, Cemetery-road, Treorchy, sincerely thanks relatives and friends for kind expressions of sympathy and floral tributes.
REES.- In Loving Memory of my dear husband Henry Thomas REES, of the Star Inn, Llansamlet, who died June 29th, 1925; also of my dear son, Thomas Henry REES, who died December 24th, 1924.
TAPE.- In Loving Memory of my dear wife, Jeanie, Morwenna House, Barry, who entered into rest June 29th, 1921. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by husband, brothers, and sisters.
THOMAS.- In Loving Memory of my dear uncle, John THOMAS, Tavern Bach, Cowbridge, who died Jun 29, 1922.- Sadly missed by Mary and Evelyn.
WILLIAMS.- In Loving Memory of John (Jack), dearly-beloved husband of Sarah WILLIAMS, late Castle-street, Maesteg, who died June 29th, 1919.- Lovingly remembered by his Wife and Children.
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Western Mail Tuesday June 29 1926.
ROLL OF HONOUR.
THOMAS.- In Ever-loving Memory of Haydn, beloved elder son of the late Mr. D.W. THOMAS and Mrs. THOMAS, Pleasant View, Trealaw, who was killed in action June 29th 1916.- Lovingly remembered by Mother, Brother, and Sisters.
KELLAND.-On Sunday 27th June, at 50, Newbridge-road, Pontllanffraith, to Mr. and Mrs.W.G. KELLAND (nee Milly WILLIAMS), a daughter.
PARRISH.- On the 27th of June, at 21, Lancaster Villas, Merthyr Tydfil, to Mary, wife of Herbert D. PARRISH, a son.
ROWLANDS.- June 27th, at Glossop-terrace, to Eva, wife of O. ROWLANDS, Sunny Dale, Fairwater-grove, Llandaff, twin daughters (one still-born).
THOMAS.- June 29th, at 31, Mountain Ash-road, Abercynon, to Mr. and Mrs. R. Leyshon THOMAS (nee Amy BOWEN) a daughter.
TRAIN.- June 26th, 127, Broomhill-road, Aberdeen, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas TRAIN (nee Vera McCONOCHIE), a son.
WILLIAMS.- On June 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. A.E. WILLIAMS, at London House, Pontypool, a son. Nurse PAYNE highly recommended.
LAWSON - GOULD.- On June 28th, at St. Thomas' Church, Hove. Frederick Harold only son of Mr. and Mrs. LAWSON, Poole, to Dorothea, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GOULD, Hove.
PURNELL - PRESCOTT.- On June 26th, at St. David's Church, Fleur-de-Lis, by the Rev. D.L. JAMES, B.A., Clifford Edward to Enid Makepeace PRESCOTT, both of Fleur-de-Lis.
RODDY - PALMER.- On Monday June 28th, at St. Cadoc Parish Church, Cadoxton-Barry, by the Rev. W. Austin DAVIES, B.A., Thomas Baden, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. RODDY, Barry, to Winifred, daughter of Mrs. PALMER, 10, Kenilworth-road, Cadoxton-Barry, and the late Mr. J. Stancombe PALMER.
ROWLANDS - HORSELL.- On June 23rd, at St. James's Church, Pyle, by the Rev. D. J. ARTHUR (vicar), Cyril, son of Mrs. T. ROWLANDS (Five Bells), Shirenewton, to Alice, daughter of the late Mr. Joseph HORSELL and Mrs. HORSELL, Bisley House, Pyle.
SAMPSON.- LEE.- On June the 27th, at St. Mark's, Gabalfa, Harold E. SAMPSON, youngest son of the late Mr. Frederick SAMPSON and Mrs. SAMPSON, to Elsie Mabel LEE, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Charles James LEE and Mrs. LEE, both of Cardiff.
ASHFORD.- On June 27th, at his daughter's residence, Barry, Charles, beloved husband of Annie ASHFORD, 32, Morgan-street, Pontypridd. Funeral Thursday. Three p.m., for Glyntaff Cemetery; G.O.
BARNETT.- On the 28th inst., at 31, Vallance-gardens, Hove, Solomon BARNETT, late of South Wales, age 64. Funeral at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, on Wednesday, at 3.30 p.m.
BYRON.- June 28, Reverend George BYRON, of Helmsley, Heoldon, Whitchurch, aged 72. Service Roath-road Chapel Thursday, 2.30 p.m.
COLLEY.- June 26th, at 19, Brecon-road, Abergavenny. John William, dearly-beloved husband of Rose COLLEY, in his 64th year. Private funeral.
DAVIES.- James (late Commerce House, Aberdare), on June 26, at 49, Llwynon-road, Oakdale, Blackwood, aged 83 years. Funeral leaves residence 10.30 a.m. Wednesday, 30th, for Barry Cemetery, calling 9, Upper Pyke-street, Barry.
DENNER.- On June 25th, at Llanfoist Farm, Abergavenny, Bernard Percy DENNER, the beloved husband of Edith Harriett DENNER. Funeral Wednesday, the 30th inst., for New Cemetery at Three p.m.
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Western Mail Monday June 28 1926.
Four Generations at a Wedding.-Along with photograph.
Four generations were represented at the wedding at Barry Docks of Mr. George BENNETT, eldest son of Capt. and Mrs. BENNETT, Barry Island, and Miss Doris LEVERS, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. LEVERS, Court-road, Barry Dock.
Seen in the group are Mr. J.E. LEVERS (great-grandfather), Mr. J.E. LEVERS, (grandfather), Mr. W.J. LEVERS (father) and Master John LEVERS. (son).
Four young men named Reginald GAUGHAN 23, Cecil Victor WILLIAMS 22, Thomas JONES 20, and Elby ROBERTS 22, were charged on remand at Cardiff Police-court on Saturday with violently robbing Noah EDWARDS, a fuel worker, of Mynachdy, of a number of articles of clothing of the value of £4 on Friday night, June 18.
Mr. Northcott HOWELL appeared for the defence of GAUGHAN, and Mr. C.S. HALLINAN appeared for ROBERTS and JONES.
They were each fined £5 and costs.
Pontypool miners have discovered a seam of coal near the surface of Penygarn and are working what is described as a coal of good combustible quality.
The seam is well to the east of the river, and Mr. T. CORDY, landlord of the New Tree Inn, Trevithin, who is a practical miner, and who is responsible for finding the seam, contends that many years ago there was a colliery at the spot, and that the coal now being worked formed the pillars left by the miners in by-gone days.
The ground belongs to the Pontypool Park Estate.
Quite a lengthy court case- excuse my shortened version.
Allegations of a son demanding money by threats from his mother were made at Carmarthen County Police-court on Saturday in a case in which Mrs. Mary BEVAN, Broadlay, Ferryside, applied for sureties of the peace against her son, David Sidney Jones BEVAN 37, a travelling draper of 46, Carlton-terrace, St. Helen's, Swansea.
Mr. H. Brunel WHITE, solicitor, Carmarthen for Mrs. BEVAN.
Mrs. BEVAN, who lived with her two single daughters. Her son made repeated visits to Broadlay, where he demanded money. Mrs. BEVAN had given him sums totalling between £1,500 and £1,600.
Many visits he made demanding by threats of sums of £20, and £30..
Defendant said his business had been badly hit by the coal strike.
The Chairman (Alderman H.E.B. RICHARDS): Why should she give you £100?. I have here IOU's that you have given her for the sums of £500 in April 1911, and £400 in February 1914.
Defendant: I am down and out, and I have to go somewhere for money. I am not a waster or a straggler, but, to tell you in plain English, I am "stumped."
The Chairman, in binding defendant over in the sum of £50 to keep the peace for twelve months. He also added "that you have proved yourself a wastrel, and your mother has at last come to seek protection from you.
Mr. David MORGAN, of Myrtle House, Baltonsborough, Somerset, formerly traffic manager of the Bute Docks and Rhondda Branch of the Taff Vale Railway Company, who died on January 28, left estate of the gross value of £5,771,with net personalty £4,499. Probate of the will, dated November 16, 1923, has been granted to his son, Frederick Meredith MORGAN, of Baltonsborough, and Mr. John Griffith JONES, of Brynhyfred, Pontypridd, accountant. Testator left his household effects to his son, Frederick Meredith,and the residue of the property in trust for him for life, and then for his grandsons, Herbert Morgan HULETT and Charles Glyndwr HULETT.
Dr. Morgan LLOYD, of Llangwm, King's-road, Llandebie, surgeon, who died on April 29, left estate of the gross value of £2,967, with net personalty £2,931. Probate of the will, dated April 13, 1918, has been granted to his daughter, Mrs. Rosamond Mary Hopkins JONES, of the same place. The testator left his property to his daughter, Mrs. Rosamond Mary Hopkins JONES, his wife having died in his life-time.
Mr. Gwilym AUSTIN, of 1, Station-terrace, Nelson, who died December 3, left estate of the gross value of £1,037, with net personalty £757. Probate of the will, dated June 28, 1923, has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth AUSTIN, to whom he left all the property absolutely.
Paul Noel FLANNIGAN 34, a bank clerk, pleaded guilty to embezzling £74.10s., received by him for Lloyds Bank (Limited), his employers. This case was held before the Swansea recorder ( Mr. Rowland Loma Vaughan WILLIAMS, K.C. at the Swansea Quarter Sessions on Saturday.
Mr. Frank DAVIES (instructed by Mr. Vaughan EDWARDS) prosecuted, and Mr. Trevor HUNTER (instructed by Mr. Henry THOMPSON) defended.
Pleading for leniency, Mr. HUNTER said arrangements were being made to give prisoner a fresh start in the Colonies.
Mr. Hugh BELLINGHAM, solicitor, Swansea, and Mr. L.G. JEFFREYS all gave evidence as to prisoner's previous good character.
Saying that he thought this was a case in which there was a strong probability of prisoner being successful in his efforts to retrieve himself, the Recorder directed that he be bound over for twelve months.
Giving evidence at the inquest on Saturday on Clifford DAVIES, a boy who fell off the Swansea pier, May PROSSER, of New-street, said that about 8.30 p.m. she was walking along the pier with a companion, when she heard a splash. She ran to the side, and saw the boy stuggling in the water. Her friend went up to a gentleman, who was passing with a girl, but he did not take a bit of notice.
The Coroner; He was not much of a gentleman, was he ?- No.
He made no effort at all?- No. He looked over the side and passed on. She (the girl) must have told him come to "Come on."
The Coroner: Nothing to be very proud of.
Police-constable SEABURY, Great Western Railway Harbour Police, said he went to the pier, and as the tide receded, he climbed to the the river bed with four other men, and eventually found the body. Ther was a deep wound above each eye.
A verdict of " Death from drowning by accidentally falling into the river off the West Pier" was recorded.
Western Mail Monday June 28 1926.
THOMAS - McAULEY.
The marriage was solemnised at Llandaff Cathredal on Saturday of Mr. R. Baden THOMAS, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Watkin THOMAS, 18, Ely-road, Llandaff, and Miss Phyllis J. McCAULEY, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. McCAULEY, 102, Splott-road, Cardiff. The bride was dressed in chenille, with crinoline hat to match. The bridemaid was Miss Winnie RICHARDS, and two little nieces of the bride, Miss Hazel CROSSMAN and Miss Joan McAULEY, were also in attendance. The best man was Mr. Austin H. LEWIS. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Akrill JONES.
After a reception at St. Illtyd's-hall Mr. and Mrs. Baden THOMAS left for Torquay, where the honeymoon is being spent.
GRIFFITHS - MORGAN-DAVIES.
The wedding took place at Beulah Congergational Church Rwiwbina, on Saturday of Mr. Charles William GRIFFITHS, of Clent, Worcestershire, and of the city treasurer's department, Cardiff, to Miss Ceridwen MORGAN-DAVIES, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. William MORGAN-DAVIES, of 26, Merthyr-road, Whitchurch.
The Rev. D. G. REES (Rhiwbina), assisted by the Rev. Samuel JONES (pastor) officiated.
A charming dress of ivory georgette and lace embroidered in silver, with a fish tail train underlined with green georgette, was worn by the bride, whose veil of ivory net, lent by her mother, was held in place with a tiarra head-dress of orange blossom, white heather, and myrtle.
Attending the bride were Miss Gwenerys MORGAN-DAVIES (sister) and Miss Lynda Mary GRIFFITHS (Penarth), cousin of the bride. Mr. Glyndwr MORGAN-DAVIES (brother of the bride) was best man, and Meesrs. Donald and Alan DAY (cousins of the bride) were groomsmen.
A reception was subsequently held at the cafe of Messrs. David MORGAN (Limited), Cardiff. The honeymoon is being spent in Torquay.
Mr. William J. COLE, victim of the Ebbw Vale tragedy, was buried at Aberdare Cemetery on Saturday. The funeral was strictly private at Ebbw Vale, and only about a dozen chief officials of the company, in addition to a few personal friends, were present.
As the cortege left Ebbw Vale it passed through crowded streets of bare-headed sympathisers.
The funeral took place at Treorky Cemetery on Saturday of Mrs. E. MORGAN, widow of the late Mr. David Morgan, builder, Ton Pentre. The Revs. D.L. REES, B.A., B.D.,- Thomas T. DAVIES, and J.W. THOMAS officiated. The chief mourners were Councillor W. MORGAN and Mr. D.T. MORGAN (sons), Messrs. Seth, Gwyn, and David MORGAN (grandsons), Messrs. W. JOHNS, Penllergaer; W. JENKINS, Haverfordwest; J. GERMINE, S.G. GERMINE, and F. DAIRRYMPLE, Cardiff (nephews).
The death has taken place at the Pontypridd Cottage Hospital of Capt. Frank Mansel KITTO, M.C., of Tresilian, Pontypridd. Capt. KITTO, who was 28 years of age, met with a motor-cycle accident last August, from which he never actually recovered. During the war he joined the Labour Battalion, being later transferred to the Royal Air Force, in which he was promoted to the rank of captain. He was the son of Mrs. KITTO and the late Mr. J.B. KITTO, of Aberystwyth, and was employed on the staff of the English Electrical Company at Preston, Lancashire.
The death has taken place in his eighty-third year of Mr. James DAVIES, a retired Aberdare draper. At the time of his death he was living with his daughter, Mrs. BURKLE, at 49, Llwynon-road, Oakdale, Blackwood. For a long period Mr. DAVIES had conducted business on his own premises. Commerce House, in Commercial-street, Aberdare, and he retired 25 years ago. Mr. DAVIES was a prominent Calvanistic Methodist. Mrs. DAVIES predeceased him some years ago.
Western Mail Monday June 28 1926.
Public and Legal Notices.
Notice is hereby given that MENDEL SHEINFIELD, commonly known as MAX SHEINFIELD, of 50, Miskin-Street, in the City of Cardiff, has applied to the Home Secretary for Naturalisation, and that any person who knows any reason why Naturalisation should not be granted should send a written and signed statement of the facts to the Under-secretary of State, Home Office, London, S.W.1.
Re- HAVELOCK JOSEPH PITCHER, Deceased, late of No. 29, Station-road, Penarth, Glamorgan, Builder and Contractor.
All Creditors and Others having Claims against the ESTATE of above Deceased, are requested to send Particulars thereof to me the undersigned.
F.C. SHACKEL, Church-street-chambers, Cardiff.
Solicitors for the Executors.
ALL PERSONS having any Claims against the ESTATE of the late A.A.E. COLLYER, late of 52, Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, are requested to send same to C. COLLYER, 52, Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, on or before 1st August, 1926.
Signed.- HERBERT GEORGE, Solicitor Mountain Ash.
Billy GREEN (Taff's Well) and Danny SHEA (Aberavon), a couple of "seasoned" welter-weights, opposed each other in the principal contest over ten rounds at Bridgend on Saturday, the referee returned a popular decision when he declared it a draw.
In a minor bout over six rounds Stan JEHU (Maesteg)) put up a fine struggle against a taller and heavier lad in Billy WATKINS (Pontyclun), who was returned the winner after a good contest.
On leaving for Bigham, the Rev. W.T. JOSEPH, curate at Oystermouth, has been presented with a wallet of notes.
Great interest was taken in a grand carnival and sports meeting at Mountain Ash on Saturday. The procession of over half-a-mile long attracted enormous crowds along the streets. In the carnival section there were nearly 200 entries- Following are some of the awards.
Fancy Dress Children- 1st. Selwyn WILLIAMS; 2nd, Brinley CLARKE; 3rd. D.R. DAVIES.
Comic (Children).- 1st. Lilian LEWIS; 2nd, Douglas BANKS, Treharris; 3rd, Granville SIMMONDS.
Character (Children)- 1st, Ronald DOWDEN; 2nd, T. MORRIS and W. JONES; 3rd, W. COLWELL.
Best Group-(Children).- Miss A. MILLS and party; 2nd, Bernard NEWMAN and party.
Mounted Character (Adults).- 1st, D.J. WATKINS; 2nd, Gwen HUGHES; 3rd, -. JONES.
Comic Adults.- 1st, Idris MORRIS; 2nd D. LLEWELLYN and H. JEREMIAH; 3rd, D. DANIEL.
Character Dress (Adults).- 1st, T. SAGE and T. PARFITT; 2nd, W. LENGMEAD; 3rd, J. BATTRAM.
The chairman above the above committee was Albert JENKINS; treasurer, Mr. Mark Hall; secretary, Mr. Luther LEWIS. The Hibernian Band (conductor Mr. J. REARDON) was in attendance.
Western Mail Saturday June 26 1926.
Mr. A.S.T. LUCAS, Swansea, sold the residence, Cae-Tamar Southwood-lane, Mumbles (lease 86 years, g.r. £4), formerly in the occupation of the late Mr. W.H. HANSON, solicitor, for £1,200, to Mrs. ROGERS, Langland Hill;. The solicitors for executors were Messrs. HANSON and NASH, Swansea.
Two freehold small-holdings and a freehold small country residence came under the hammer of Messrs. RENNIE, TAYLOR, and Co, at the Beaufort Arms Hotel, Monmouth, on Friday. Lot 1, Tybea Farm, a freehold small-holding, in the parish of Tregare, area 17p. 0r. 10p., sold at £1.025 to Mrs. REES, Rhondda Valley. Lot 2, freehold small-holding or poultry farm, known as Wyeside, St. Brivael's Glos., area 10a. 1r. 11p., withdrawn at £900. Lot 3, freehold small country residence, The Rocks, Hewelsfield, near Tintern, withdrawn at £800.
Mr. WJ. PRICE (F.A.I.), Brecon, offered for sale at the Wellington Hotel, Brecon, on Friday, nineteen lots of freehold and leasehold dwelling-houses situate in Brecon and Merthyr Cyno. A freehold property, known as Pontfaen Mill, together with a grist-mill and six acres of land, was sold to Mr. WILLIAMS, Pontfaen, for £550. A freehold dwelling-house and builders' premises, known as Uskside, Brecon, was sold to Mr. C. WILLIS, Brecon, for £1,000, on behalf of a client. The freehold dwelling-houses, Nos. 4 and 6, North-road, Brecon, were withdrawn at £360. No. 8, North-road, Brecon, in the occupancy of Mr. W. SHONE, at 10s. 8 1/2d. per week, was bought by the tenant for £365.
No.10, North-road, let to Mr. Samuel WATKINS at a weekly rental of 10s 8 1/2d. was bought by the tenant for £380. No.12 North-road was purchased by Mr. H.A. BUFTON for £390 on behalf of a client. No.1. North-road, Brecon, was purchased by Mrs. J. JONES, Trefil House, for £235. No.3. North-road was withdrawn at £230. No.5. North-road was withdrawn at £232 10s., and No.7, North-road was withdrawn at £230, while No.9, North-road was also withdrawn. No.11, North-road was withdrawn at £245. A freehold dwelling-house, No.3, Maindu-street, Brecon was withdrawn at £135 and No.4, Dainter-street was also withdrawn, as was No.5 in the same street for £135. Trefil, No.6. Dainter-street was withdrawn for £170. and London Cottage, Dainter-street, was withdrawn at £95, this being a leasehold house. A leasehold house, London House Maindu-street, was withdrawn for £80.
At the Cawdor Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn, on Friday, Mr. J.R. JONES (F.A.I.) Llandyssul, offered for sale the freehold farm and lands called Blaenbachcrydd in the parish of Llangunllo, containing 69a. 2r. 4p., with vacant possession The property was sold to David DAVIES, Wstrws, Ffostrassol, for £1,600, plus £70 for timber. The freehold dwelling-house, garden, and premises, together with blacksmith's forge known as Glanyrafon, otherwise Brithidr Forge, in the parish of Penbryn, was sold to Mr. Tom. DAVIES, Tymawr, Rhydlewis, for £585.
Messrs. LLOYD and THOMAS, auctioneers, offered for sale at the Cawdor Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn on Friday, the freehold farm and lands called Cil-llech, in the parish of Llandyfriog, which was sold to Col. E.C. L. FITZWILLIAMS, C.M.G., Cilgwyn, Newcastle Emlyn for £2,600. The three freehold workmen's cottages, Nos 1,2, and 3, Penlon-Cil-llech, were sold to Mrs. DAVIES, Bryndioddefuchaf, Newcastle Emlyn.
Retrospectives: Monmouth, MON; and Carno, Trefeglwys & Llawryglyn, MGY
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Western Mail Saturday June 26 1926.
Arthur George COURTS 48, a plasterer, living at 24, Rodney-street, Swansea, was knocked down by a motor-cyclist on Windsor-hill on Friday evening and received injuries to the head and hand which necessitated his detention at the hospital.
Governer of Swansea Prison Mr. S.N. ROBERTS, received a number of gifts on the departure to take up the post of governor of Leeds Prison.
Reuben ATTWELL (29), coaltrimmer, of Marine-street, Newport, at the Ministry of Pension Hospital at Chepstow, formed the subject of an inquest by Mr. Fothergill EVANS on Friday when at was stated that he collapsed under the anaesthetic, and all efforts to restore life had proved futile.
The operation to be performed was for the removal of shrapnel, and the post-mortem revealed the prescence of a thymus gland in the breast from which the victim was liable to die suddenly, especially under an anaesthetic. The cause of death was said to be due to heart failure. The coroner recorded a verdict accordingly.
George GREEN, a well-known Pontypridd man, was charged at Barry on Friday, with having been drunk in control of a motor-car ar Barry. Mr. A.L. HOPKINS, Pontypridd, appeared for defendant.
Police-constable Arnold RICKARD said that on June 13 he noticed a motor-car in the yard of the Barry Hotel, and the tallest of four men, who was obviously drunk, stepped in and prepared to drive away. Witness forbade the man to drive, and one of his companions remarked. "It's all right, officer. I am going to drive." and upon this assurance witness left. Later, he observed a crowd of townspeople watching the movements of a car guided by defendant. Witness jumped on the footboard and switched off the engine GREEN shouted, "I can drive this car without you interfering." Requested to accompany witness to the police-station, defendant staggered into the roadway and refused. Defendant's friends betrayed a hostile attitude towards the officer. They were sober.
Councillor W. GAMESON and two friends, who aided witness to perform his duty, stopped a passing 'bus and Police-constable RICKARD conveyed defendant to the police-station.
Defendant said that the only intoxicants he had taken that day was to share the remains of a flagon with three friends.
The officer had told his friend, named ADAMS, not to drive the car.
The magistrates complimented the officer upon his promptness in stopping the vehicle, and imposed a fine of £10, or a month's imprisonment and suspended GREEN'S licence for twelve months.
When Joseph SUMMERS, a bone-setter, of High-street, Penydarren, was charged at Cefn Coed on Friday with attempted suicide, it was stated that he was found lying on the bank of the Taf Fawr River with a gash in the throat and the left wrist.
SUMMERS pleaded that his act was due to fit of depression.
He was bound over in a personal surety of £5.
Fuller particulars are to hand of the accident in which Mr. H.W. KERNICK, son-in-law of Mr. W.T. BEAVAN, J.P., of Cardiff, met his death at Singapore on Whit Monday. According to the inquest evidence (reported in the "Singapore Free Press") there was no eye-witness of the accident. Mr. KERNICK and Mr. P.N. LOWNDES were travelling in a car from Singapore to Pasir Panjang, and Mr. KERNICK was driving. There is a sharp bend in the road which the car evidently failed to take. The rear wheel must have struck a stone and the car was overturned. Both occupants must have been killed instaneously. After the bodies had been removed the car caught fire.
Mrs. KERNICK came home on a holiday five months ago, and at present is living at Porthcawl with her four children. Mr. KERNICK was power station superintendent at the derpot of the Singapore Traction Company.
A woman had a miraculous escape from death at Barry Dock on Friday, when she was knocked down by a runaway motor-van and carried a distance of 20 yards.
The driver of the van, which is owned by Mr. Harry TASSELL, dairyman, of Crogan Hill, Barry Dock, entered a garage, and in his abscence the van, apparently not being held in check by the brakes, started to slip down the slope at the junction of the five cross roads in Court-road.
Mrs. T. ANDREWS, wife of Mr. ANDREWS, 64, Jewell-street, Barry Dock, chairman of the Barry Coal-trimmers Branch, who was walking in the centre of the roadway in front of the van, was knocked down and carried twenty yards before the van crashed into the fence bordering some allotments, and finally fell into a ditch ten yards away.
Mrs. ADREWS, who was injured badly, had a miraculous escape from death.
Another woman, who was with Mrs ANDREWS at the time, sprang out of danger in the nick of time. A child, however, by the name of Dilys Margaret JAMES, the eight-year-old daughter of Mr. David JAMES, of 10, Hannah-street, Barry Dock, who happened to cross the path of the van, was knocked down and severely hurt.
Thanks to everyone who replied to my message about being charged £10
for a birth certificate from the Tredegar Office in March
I wrote to the Registrar to complain about the charge and requested a
refund of the £3. A reply was received not from the Registrar but from
the “Chief Legal Services and Corporate Support Officer and Proper
Officer (whatever that may be!)” of Blaenau Gwent Council. He stated
that “I made a decision in April 2009 to charge the fee of £10 for a
certificate, as we offer an expedited service for customers in that all
certificates are returned by return post. We considered offering
different fees for a non-expedited service but this was too costly to
administer (other offices do this!). Also the fee is not unreasonable
comparing the fee charged by other local authorities for the same
service (obviously not my experience).
We have advertised this fee, members of the public are informed about
this charge and the information is on our website (how many of us check
the charge before submitting a request?). The form that you used was
not from our Authority and this may have confused the matter. I will
therefore not be refunding you the three pounds. The GRO has put the
fee for a certificate up to £9 this year, but our fee will not be
increased this financial year (ie whilst they charged £3 previously for
an expedited service they now do it for £1!)”
I then contacted the GRO asking them to confirm or otherwise that
local councils are allowed to make exorbitant extra charges for
certificates and also to produce their own Application Forms. I had
always assumed that the £7 charge was a national one and also that
national Application Forms had to be used. The reply I received stated
that local councils could indeed charge whatever they like and produce
their own forms!
Hello to the weblist -
It is cold and rainy in the city of Tucson today, so I am delving into some more research. Can anyone tell me about Chapels of Ease in St. Mary's parish, St. Katherines, or the other parishes surrounding Pembroke or Milford? If there were chapels of ease, were the records for baptisms and burials kept separtely from the records in the parish church? If so, would those records be kept at the Record Office under a different file?
Any help greatly appreciated.
Lynne in Tucson
Western Mail Saturday June 26 1926.
The boy who was drowned at Swansea late on Thursday night, as announced in Friday's Western Mail, was identified yesterday as John DAVIES 11, of 36, Walter-road. Together with other young companions, he was crab fishing off the pier, when, by some means, he fell in. He is believed to have struck his head in falling, and did not come to the surface. Searchers failed to discover the body until the tide receded early on Friday morning.
The Coventry Chain Co., Ltd.-- Coventry.- Resident Representative for Wales and West of England:- R.C. MOORE, Kenilworth, Hilary Gardens, Llanishen, Cardiff.
BETHLEHEM, EYRE-STREET- Sunday. June 27th.- Preacher- Mr.D.E. EVANS, Cardiff
Grand Sacred Concert at 8.15 p.m.
The Belmont Sextette.- Sop:- Miss May HINES, Con.: Miss Mattie GEORGE. Tenor:- Mr. Phillip WILLIAMS. Bass:- Mr. John SELBY. Eloc.: Miss Marjorie HOPKINS, A.L.C.M. Accomp.:- Miss Iris THEOPHILUS, R.A.M., R.C.M. assisted at the organ by Mr. Edgar BAILEY.
Chairman;- Sir EWEN J. MACLEAN, M.D.- Silver collection in aid of Cardiff Royal Infirmary.
A motor-lorry belonging to Messrs. John OWEN and Sons, blacksmiths, James-street, Neath, was destroyed by fire.
"Accidental death" was the verdict recorded by the Merthyr coroner (Mr.R. J. RHYS) at an inquest on Friday on George WILLIAMS (6), of Primrose-hill, Twynrodyn.
The boy was standing at the back of a carriage when it tipped, and he fell to the ground, cutting an artery in the temple.
He died before medical assistance could be secured.
Alfred BOSWELL, living at 6a, Benthall-place, Swansea, fell into the North Dock, and rescued by Patrick WALLIS and Edward FLOOD.
Western Mail Saturday June 26 1926.
ROLL OF HONOUR.
DOCK.- In Loving Memory of Francis, killed in action June 25th 1918.- Ever remembered by Mother, Father, Brothers, and Sisters.- R.I.P.
WILLIAMS.- June 23rd 8, Matexa-street, Pentre, to Mr. and Mrs. D. WILLIAMS (nee Catherine THOMAS) a daughter.
THOMAS.- June 24th, at 16, St. Paul's-road, Aberavon, to Mr. and Mrs. L.J. THOMAS (nee Doris K. WILLIAMS, Merthyr). a son.
LEWIS - GRIFFITHS.- On the 25th June, 1901, at Christ Church, Penarth, John Mansel to Margaretta (Etta), second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James GRIFFITHS, Plymouth-road, Penarth. Present address: 36, Creffield-road, Ealing, London. W.
BELL.- Harriett, Hill Top, St. Mellon's, sister of late Mrs. LANGDON, June 25. Sadly missed. Funeral Monday, Three o'clock, St. Mellon's Church.
JONES.- On June 24th, at Gwerthonor Uchaf Farm, Bargoed. Ann, the beloved wife of John JONES. Public Funeral 2.30 p.m. Wednesday 30th, for Hengoed; N.F.
JORDAN.- On June 25, at 116, Caerleon-road, Sarah A., widow of the late Isaac JORDAN, Draper. Funeral Monday, at Eleven a.m.; G.O.
MORGAN.- June 24, at 20, Garth-street, Coedely, Llantrissant, William MORGAN, aged 66, late Dyffryn Isaf Farm. Funeral Tuesday, 29th, for Tonyrefail Cemetery; public.
PARRY.- June 24th, at the Clarence, Rhymney, Margaret Alice PARRY, dearly-beloved mother of Agnes HARRIS, widow of the late Edmund PARRY, Beaufort Arms, Rhymney Bridge. Funeral Tuesday, 3.30 p.m.; G.O.
PROTHEROE.- On June 24th, Margaret Ann, beloved wife of Henry PROTHEROE, New Bethel, Mynyddislwyn (late Caerllwyn Mawr). Funeral Monday, 3.30, for New Bethel; public. N.F.
REID.- Suddenly on the 24th inst., Harold REID, Cotham Villa, Bishop's-road, Whitchurch, Glam, aged 47 years. Funeral Monday, arriving at St. Mary's Church, Whitchurch, 1.45 p.m.
TREHARNE.- On June 25th, at Maescelyn, Cwmmawr, Margaret, widow of the late Thomas TREHARNE. Funeral Tuesday Three p.m. Capel Seion.
LEWIS.- In Fond and Loving Memory of Ralph LEWIS, who died 26th June, 1923.- From Auntie Annie, Grandpa, Sam, and Evans.
MORDECAI.- In Loving Memory of Mary sarah MORDECAI, who died at Cross Inn, Llantrissant, on 27th June, 1923.
MOSES.- In Ever-loving Memory of Eleanor, the beloved wife of Thomas MOSES, late of Cefn Park House, Treherbert, now of 292, Holton-road, Barry, who departed this life June 26th, 1923. Deeply mourned by Husband, Daughters, and Sons-in-law./verse
PARKER.- In Loving Memory of my dear uncle, Wm. PARKER, who entered into rest June 26th, 1909.- Susie.
RODERICK.- In Loving and Sweet Memory of our darling little Tusker, who was drowned in the Glamorganshire Canal June 25, 1925. Never forgotten by his sorrowing Mother, sisters and brothers. Basil, Olga, Ivy, and Joe. also little Rubina and little Joey./ verse.
ROWLAND.- In Loving Memory of Mother, who passed away June 27th, 1922.- Fondly remembered by Ina and Tony.
SHORT.- In Fond and Loving Memory of Gwennie, who died June 27, 1919.- Mam, Dad, Willie, Katie, and Sadie.
WILLMOTT.- In Loving Memory of Edmund Charles WILLMOTT, who passed away June 27th, 1925, at 20, Kimberley-road.- Sadly missed by Wife and Children.
Western Mail Friday June 25 1926.
As this is a very long report I'm doing a little bit of snipping.
Brilliant June sunshine on Thursday bathed the picturesque little village of Porthkerry, which was gaily hung bunting and flags, on the occaision of the marriage of Mr. Frank Claxton MEGGITT, third son of Mr. J.C. MEGGITT, J.P., and Mrs. MEGGITT, of Seacroft, Barry, to Miss Margaret Llewellyn (Peggy) LEWIS, third daughter of Mr. Henry G. LEWIS, J.P., and Mrs. LEWIS, of Porthkerry, Barry.
The Rev.H.H. STEWART, M.A., later rural dean and rector of Michaelstone-le-Pit, formerly rector of Barry and Porthkerry officiated, assisted by the Rev. T.W. WELCH, rector of the parish.
The bride's brother Mr. Harry G. LEWIS officiated at the organ. (At one time previous the bride also officiated at the organ there as well). Flowers from Porthkerry House decorated the interior of church.
The bride looked radiant in a classical gown of crystal and silver embroidered georgette, from which hung a full Court train embroidered in crystal and lined with ivory jouvence. The Brussels lace veil, lent by her mother, was surmounted by a Russian tiara and held in place by tiny clusters of orange blossom. Her bouquet was of dark damask red roses.
Miss Mary LEWIS and Miss Barbara LEWIS (sisters of the bride), Miss Joyce HOWELL, Miss Nesta LEWIS (cousin), and Miss Elizabeth MEGGITT (niece of the bridegroom) were bridemaids.
Mr. W.J.V. TOMLINSON was best man, and Messrs. I. Ll. LEWIS and Stanley MEGGITT were ushers.
A marquee had been erected in the grounds of Porthkerry House, the residence of the bride's parents, for the reception. Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. LEWIS, J.P., Mrs. Harry LEWIS, Master David LEWIS, Messrs. Godfrey and Ivor LEWIS, Mr. and Mrs. MEGGITT, Miss MEGGITT, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. LEWIS, Mr. and Mrs. D.G. HALL, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley MEGGITT, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MEGGITT, Mr. and Mrs. LLEWELLYN, Mr. and Mrs. L.T. HARRY, Mr. and Mrs. D. Sibbering JONES, Miss WILLIAMS, Miss Orchard, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley T. HOWE, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS, Mrs. DAVIES, Mrs. T. LEWIS, Mr. and Mrs. PROGER, Mr. and Mrs.SMITH, Lady Beatrice STEWART, Mrs. NELSON, Sir Thomas and Lady WILLIAMS, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. DAVID, Miss CROFTS, Miss SHARPE, Mrs. CATCHPOLE, Miss HAY, Miss SADLER, Miss MATTHEWS, Mrs. REES, Miss LEWIS, Mr. J.E. POWELL, Mr. J. MORRIS, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. LLEWELLYN, Mr. and Mrs. Logan HOWELL, Miss SPRAGUE, and Miss WALTON.
The honeymoon will be spent in Cornwall, the bride's going-away dress being a Nile-green two-piece suit, with crinoline and velvet hat to tone.
The wedding took place at the church of St. Mary Abbotts, Kensington, London, on Thursday of Dr. Alexander Gordon HERON, M.B., Ch.B., of 34, Gloucester-road, Bristol, son of Dr. and Mrs. A.N. HERON, of 2, Leopold-road, St. Andrew's Park, Bristol, to Miss Doris Ewing JOSCELYNE, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E.W. JOSCELYNE, of 86, Plymouth-road, Penarth. The long bodice and sleeves of the bride's gown were of ivory satin beaute, embroidered with silver, while the skirt, which was short in front, lengthening into a short train behind, was of fine Nottingham lace over silver lace. Her tulle veil, forming a second and longer train, was caught in at the back of the head by a wreath of orange blossom.
She was attended by three bridemaids, Miss Muriel JOSCELYNE, M.B., Ch.B., and Miss Mary JOSCELYNE (her cousins) and Miss P. POPE. Mr. Nevill HERON, the brother of the bridegroom, was best man, and the Rev. A. Colles NEVILL, B.A., uncle of the bridegroom, and vicar of Abbeyleix, Queen's County, Ireland, the Rev. G. GILBERT, M.A., of Bristol, and the Rev. F. MALDRAM, M.A., of St. Mary Abbotts, Kensington, officiated. The Hon. Mr. Owen and Mrs. BEASLEY (aunt and uncle of the bride) gave a reception at their residence, 83 a, Linden-gardens, Hude Park, London. The honeymoon is being spent in Cornwall.
The marriage was solemnised at St. Paul's Church, Forest Hill, on Thursday of Mr. Wilfred A. SIMS and Miss Kathleen Maud LLEWELLYN, daughter of Mr. Llewellyn LLEWELLYN, of Forest Hill formerly of Ystradfellte. The bride was attired in white embroidered crepe de chine. The bridemaid was Mrs. A. ROBERTS (sister of bride). Mons. Henri CORDIER was best man.
The Rev. E.W. MATTHEWS, M.A., Merton, officiated, assisted by the Rev. W.E. MELLISH, vicar of St. Paul's.
Police-constable Thomas FRANCOMBE, of Miskin, at Mountain Ash, Police-court, was presented with a cheque for £10, in the discharge of his duties. In the early hours of January 23, he saw a man in the act of breaking into a lock-up shop in Thomas-street, Miskin.
Western Mail Friday June 25 1926.
Margretta WHITE summoned her husband Harry WRIGHT, at Ebbw Vale on Thursday for persistent cruelty, and also applied for a seperation order. Mr. W.A. JONES, represented the wife, and Mr. John C. PROLE was for the husband.
The wife stated that in February last her husband gave an undertaking to the bench that she should return and occupy her proper place as a wife in his household.
On the first night she returned to him she found a housekeeper there, who refused to allow her to take her suit case upstairs, and when the husband returned he said that he did not intend to get rid of the housekeeper.
Witness was given a spare bedroom with a very poor bed, and stayed in the house for three-and-a-half months. On one occaision defendant complained about his dinner and beat her until she fainted. He used to leave notes for her instead of speaking.
The Clerk (Mr. A.T. BADMINTON): Another silent husband.
Mr. W.A. JONES: Yes, a strong silent man.
Harry WRIGHT denied that he had ever assaulted his wife. The trouble was that his wife suffered from nerves, and it was impossible to live with her as she magnified the slightest little thing that happened.
The Bench made an order for 20s. a week, with three guineas costs and court fees.
The tinkling of glasses and money led to the discovery by the police of a card party at the Diamond Jubilee Hotel, Tylorstown, at two a.m., and there was a sequel at Porth Police-court on Thursday when Stuart CORBETT, the licensee was fined £2 for supplying liquor during prohibited hours, and Messrs. Geo. James THOMAS, Henry GRAVES, and Daniel DAVIES £1 each for aiding and abetting.
It was pleaded by Mr. E.W. HAMMOND (Messrs. MORGAN, BRUCE, and NICHOLAS) for the defence, that the licensee had invited the other three defendants, who were his friends, to a card party, and that the drink was provided free of charge by the licensee.
It seems rather funny that in these hard times a landlord can afford to give beer away even to his friends, commented the chairman (Dr. Glanville MORRIS).
At Tredegar Bankruptcy-court on Thursday William Harwood STAINES (54). of Cross-street, Abergavenny, disclosed a deficiency of £1,291.6s.9d. In 1919 he took over a business which he had previously managed. The price was fixed at £958 but he still owed £506. His takings, he said, dropped to half between 1921 and 1925. He lost considerably when the slump took place in the value of the stock in 1922 and he attributed his failure to this, together with keen competition and the trade depression. His wife, who ran a boarding-house, had made sufficient money to be able to lend him a considerable amount, which he placed in the business.
The examination was closed.
Holding that the case was a frivolous one, the Caerleon magistrates on Thursday dismissed a summons taken out by Cyril Francis HALLAM, a poultry farmer, of Croesy-ceilog, against Alfred Massey PILLINER for damaging a field by depositing noxious weeds on it.
Mr. Meyrick WILLIAMS, who prosecuted, said complainant rented the field from defendant, who is chairman of the Caerleon bench of magistrates. It was alleged that when complainant spoke to defendant on the matter defendant said he would "get him a stretch of time" such as he got for another man who was awkward with him.
Defendant denied this and said the weeds, which were dead, were deposited in cart tracks and could do no harm.
Dr. John Drury ALEXANDER, of 45, Victoria-avenue, Porthcawl, formerly for many years medical officer of health for the town, died May 30, aged 75 years, leaving estate of the gross value of £4,292, with net personalty £2,896. Probate of the will dated May 19, 1904, has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Angelina Blake ALEXANDER, to whom he left all his property absolutely.
Cowbridge Church Renovations.- Previously acknowleged-£241.
Llewellyn JONES, Esq., J.P., Pontycymmer, £1.1s.; Mr. ELIAS, Newton, Porthcawl, £2.2s.; Mr. D. BRADDICK, Merthyr, £1; Sir Sydney H. BYASS Bart., Llandough Castle. £10.10s.; Mr. V.S. GWYN, Cowbridge, £2; Mrs. W.R. JENKINS, Cowbridge, 10s.; Miss Vera MORGAN, Cowbridge, 5s.; Mr. and Mrs. T. JOHN, Verlands, Cowbridge, £5.8s.3d.; Miss JENKINS, Graig, Cowbridge, 10s.; Mr. and Mrs. POWELL, Cross Inn, Cowbridge, £2.2s.
Western Mail Friday June 25 1926.
The death of Police-constable Godfrey Henry JONES, Swansea Borough Police, in a motor smash on the Mumbles-road shortly after mid-night last Saturday, was inquired into by the coroner, Mr. J.C. MORRIS, on Thursday. Mr. Vaughan EDWARDS represented Mr. Gus BEER, the owner of the motor-car, and Mr. Rupert LEWIS was for the police and the victim's family.
Mr. Rees JONES, of King Edward-road, said his son had been riding motor-cycles since he was in the Army in 1914.
Police-constable David SAUNDERS told how JONES volunteered to take him down to the Mumbles, where he was staying after finishing his duty on Saturday night.
Witness accepted the offer.
Police-constable Daniel THOMAS said he saw the motor-cycle pass St. Helen's at eight minutes past twelve. He then heard "a horrid shriek" and the sound of glass. Outside the hospital he saw a man lying in a side-car, and flashing his lamp, found it was Police-constable JONES, who died a few minutes later.
Maurice SYMONDS, of Picton-place, Swansea, said he accepted the offer of a lift from Police-constable JONES on the Mumbles-road. Near the baths they saw a stationary combiation, and Police-constable JONES drew out to the right to get around it. Witness then noticed a car coming towards them. They crashed, and witness was thrown out. His impression was that Police-constable JONES was travelling a little to fast for a corner.
W. COURT, of Clyne Valley, the owner of the stationary combination, described the affair as "a pure accident" and said in his opinion the constable made too big a swerve in passing the stationary vehicle.
Two witnesses, including a policeman said BEER, who drove the motor-car, was sober. Another witness said he smelt of drink and spoke "in a guttural manner."
James HOWARD, of Clifton-hill, Swansea, said that before twelve o'clock on the Saturday night he saw a motor-car being driven along Carmarthen-road, Swansea, at between 30 to 35 miles an hour in a zig-zag manner. Later he identified the car on the Mumbles-road as BEER'S
Augustus BEER, of West Cross-lane, Swansea, builder, said his steering-gear went wrong before the crash and not as a result of it. He denied emphatically that his car was zig-zagging along Carmarthen-road or that he was under the influence of drink.
The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," and added a rider that the spot where the occurred there should be a road line for the guidence of traffic.
There was a large attendance at the funeral, which took place at Bethel, Sketty, on Thursday afternoon. The cortege was headed by the police band and included the Chief-constable (Mr. R.D. ROBERTS) and many members of the force and of the fire brigade. The coffin was covered bwith the Union Jack. The officiating minister was the Rev.D. THOMAS, Hill Chapel.
Kenneth David HILL, of St. Nicholas, was fined £5 and costs by the Cardiff Stipendiary on Thursday for driving a motor-cycle recklessly on the Cowbridge-road on Wednesday, May 26. Mr. R. BOOTH appeared in support of the summons. Mr. D.E.S. BROWNE defended.
William M. KING, labourer, of Plantagenet-street, said he was riding a bicycle, and, without warning, defendant, who was travelling at a fast pace, ran into him, knocking him off his machine, and cutting one of his legs.
Defendant denied riding at more than twenty miles an hour.
Arthur Temple STROUD 23, of Ebbw Vale, was summoned at the court there on Thursday for breaking and entering a garage belonging to John ELSOM, at Beaufort and stealing a motor-cycle, value £45, the property of ELSOM.
Thomas JONES said he was passing the garage one night when he heard somone rattling the door. He sent for the police, and just as Police-constable BASSON arrived STROUD came out with the motor-cycle.
Police-constable stated that he made a grab for the cycle, but it was dropped and the door was closed in his face. Inside he found STROUD crouching in the body of a van, and arrested him.
STROUD, who said he had been drinking all day, was fined £5, or a month, previous convictions being proved.
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Western Mail Friday June 25 1926.
HOWELLS.- In Loving Memory of my dear friend Olwen, who died June 25th. 1922.
(no name given)
HOWELLS.- In Sweetest Memory of our darling Olwen, who passed away 25th June, 1922.- Mother, Brothers, and Sisters.
POWELL.- In Loving Memory of Ebenezer, dearly-beloved husband of S.E. POWELL, Welsh Produce Stores, Caerau, who passed away June 25th, 1925/ verse.- Sadly missed by Wife and Sons.
Eric Francis GRIFFITHS 22, was committed for trial at the quarter sessions by the Cardiff magistrates on Thursday on a charge of breaking into a pavilion belonging to Messrs. LEWIS and TYLER (Limited), Penarth-road, and stealing a cash-box, containg about £1, and cigarettes, &c.
The place was broken into during Friday night, each room being ransacked. Defendant was traced to Usk by Detective Geo. JAMES and arrested last Saturday.
Lost Black and White Sheep-dog Puppy ("Bonny").- Reward, PHILLIPS, Hendrdenny Hall, Caerphilly.
Mr. H. WARD, caretaker at the Y.M.C.A.- buildings, Swansea, fell from a stepladder whilst at work on Thursday, and struck his head so violently that he had to be taken to hospital, where he died.
Bro. J. SIMONS, R.O.H., P.P.G.P., Abertillery, conducted the exaltation of Brothers John MORRIS and Charles MORRIS to the degree of "Knight of Merit" at the Railway Hotel, Brynmawr.
After being withdrawn in the public auction, the villa No.127, Donald-street., Cardiff, leased for 99 years, from September 29, 1892, at an a.g.r. of £3.17s.6d., was disposed of privately to Mr. CAMFIELD, 71, Kimberley-road, Cardiff, for £520.
Mr. William T. COLLIER, son of Mr W. COLLIER, Godfrey-road, Pontnewydd, has been promoted sergeant in the Shanghai police.
William E. NEWRICK, Beach Pill, Milford, and Richard CONOVAN, alias HARVEY, Pill-road, Milford, were sentenced to 21days' hard labour by the local magistrates, on Thursday, for stealing two bicycles.
Elias MORON, aged about 40, of Chemical-road, Morriston, was found in his home suffering from a wound in the throat.
The marriage of Rhiannon, the eldest daughter of Sir John Morris JONES, of the University College of North Wales, to Dr. Ernest JONES, Aberystwyth, which was to have taken place on Wednesday, had to be postponed owing to the sudden illness of the bride.
I have just joined the list and am searching for a needle in a haystack. My search is for a Benjamin Davies born abt 1864 in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, his father was a John Davies who worked in a Copper works. I have found a Family that fit on the 1861 census
John Davies aged 33 ,I cannot read his place of birth, Furnace worker in Copper Works
Margaret age27 Cilrhedyn
On the 1871 census I find
John Davies aged 46 Labourer born Carmarthen
Elizabeth Davies 39 born Carmarthen
David Davies son 10 Carmarthen Llanelly
Benjamin Davies son 8 Carmarthen Llanelly
Mary Ann Davies Dau 2 Carmarthen Llanelly
I find a death of a John Davies in the Jun 1/4 1871
!881 census has 48 High Street Llanelly
Margaret Davies Head Widow 50 Trelech ,Carmarthen
David Davies Son 19 Llanelly Carmarthen
Benjamin Davies Son 17 Llanelly Carmarthen
Mary Ann Davies Dau 12 Llanelly Carmarthen
Elizabeth Davies Boarder M,O,Law Llanelly Carmarthen
Elizabeth Jones Boarder 20 Washing Llanelly Carmarthen
I can find a Margaret Davies born 1834 in Trelech to John Davies and Sarah Thomas. I have found a marriage of John Davies and Margaret Davies in Jun 1860 in Llanelly.
Perhaps someone has knowledge of these people and could help me
Thank you in Advance