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Llanfyllin and district
Crime and punishment
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Just after Christmas in 1839 two strangers were brought before the courts in the Guildhall, Montgomery charged with stealing a watch, a waistcoat and a handkerchief from William Davies of Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa.

Mr Davies told the court that he came home to find his house broken into. A neighbour told him he had seen two suspicious characters hanging around. He said one had red whiskers and the other a blue cap.
Mr Davies dashed off down the road and came upon the two strangers at Llansantffraid. He stopped them and handed them over to the local Constable.
The extract from the court records below lists what the constable found on the two men.
  extract from court records

It reads:
"A silk handkerchief, a waistcoat, a watch, which were found upon the man with red whiskers. And two rasors [razors] which were found upon the man with a blue cap."

Mr Davies identified the watch, handkerchief and waistcoat as his property...

More about the case of the two strangers...


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