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Punishment by whipping 4
A flogging for unlawful gaming 

  The loss of a guinea
The following brief entry from the records of the Quarter Sessions refers to the treatment meted out in 1784 to one William Ireland, who was found guilty of cheating at an unlawful game. It is probable that this would have involved the use of dice or playing cards to extract a guinea from the unfortunate William Jones. 

Quarter Sessions
Midsummer 1784

County Archives

Quarter Sessions extract

This extract, from the Order Book of the Breconshire Quarter Sessions, reads as follows:
"Ordered that William Ireland be whipped before the Gaol Door tomorrow for defrauding William Jones of a Guinea at an unlawful game and afterwards passed to his Parish." 

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