Examination of Edward Edwards the Blacksmith
concerning the theft of the porter

From the Rolls of the Montgomeryshire Quarter Sessions For the Epiphany Session 1830:

"Montgomeryshire... The examination of Edward Edwards taken upon oath before me one of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said County the 10th day of November 1829.

who saith that on Sunday night the Eleventh of October last a Quarter Barrel of Porter belonging to him was stolen out of his warehouse in Newtown and two glass bottles the one full of Porter and the other empty were also stolen at the same time, that on the Thursday following he saw the cask which was so stolen at his house on his return from Shrewsbury the same having been brought there in his absence, that he found the boards of the warehouse had been drawn off and the door wrenched open on the morning after the felony had been committed --

Edwd. Edwards

Taken & Sworn before me --
G.A. Evors"

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