The Witnesses' Statements

On the 12th and 14th of November 1829 the Rev George Arthur Evors, a Justice of the Peace for the county of Montgomeryshire, took sworn statements from a number of witnesses concerning two cases of larceny in Newtown. One was the theft of sugar from David Davies's warehouse, the other concerned the theft of porter (a kind of fortified beer) from Edward Edwards the blacksmith's warehouse.

NOTE: There are three people mentioned in the cases called Edward Edwards.
These are:-
Edward Edwards the blacksmith, who had porter stolen from him
Edward Edwards the tinman, in whose tallant, or hayloft, the accused slept
Edward "Ned" Edwards, accused of both thefts

To view the records of three other cases, select below:-

To view the verdict and sentence in the case

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