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  The case of Mary Tibbott
Glossary
  In July 1840, Mary Tibbott, a widow of Llanbrynmair was brought to the Quarter Sessions at Montgomery accused of larceny. Larceny - the theft of personal belongings.
Quarter
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1840
Quarter Sessions entry Prosecuting - accusing, or taking legal action against someone.
 
 
 

The above entry from the court records reads:
"The Queen on the Prosecution of William Howell against Mary Tibbott late of the Parish of Llanbrynmair in the County of Montgomery, Widow."

This official sounding language was meant to show how very serious the court was. Those accused of a crime were meant to feel that the people who were prosecuting were acting on behalf of the Queen herself. William Howell was the man from whom Mary was accused of stealing.
There is more about this case on the next page ...

More about the Mary Tibbott case ...

 

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