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  3 -The servant girl's new earrings...  
 

Jane Llewellin, the innkeeper's wife, described how she had "searched worriedly about the house" for the missing purse, and her statement continued...

 
Quarter
Sessions
document

1866
Court document,1866
 

["I told her that...] "she must have seen the purse but she denied any knowledge of it. I told her on the Thursday that my husband had been ordered to pull her up for it, and that she had better acknowledge the theft - she again denied it, and at the same time drew my attention to the earrings which she then wore, and said her father had found them near to Llanelwedd.
I afterwards gave information of the loss to Sergeant Flye".

It probably wasn't a good idea for Elizabeth Price to turn up with new earrings just after the purse of gold coins had gone missing !
Police Sergeant Flye was the next to give evidence...

What Sergeant Flye had to say...

 

The witness, Jane Llewellin,
could not write so she was
asked to put a cross next
to her statement. This was
recorded as "The mark of
Jane Llewellin".
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