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  The case of John and Elizabeth Wood  

In October 1841, servant John Wood and his wife Elizabeth were brought before the court accused of three crimes.
They were servants in a house in Machynlleth.

Here is the entry in the records for one of the charges.

Quarter Sessions entry


This writing is very hard to read, but it says:
"The Queen in the Prosecution of John Jones against the same John Wood and Elizabeth Wood late of Machynlleth parish. Simple Larceny.
Prisoner John Wood pleads Guilty.
Elizabeth Wood pleads Not Guilty."

The term "late of Machynlleth" in the above wording means that they used to live there.
There is more about this case on the next page ...

See what happened to John Wood ...


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