Court of Great Sessions

The gaol files of the Court of Great Sessions in Wales from 1730 until its abolition in 1830, are held at the National Library of Wales. Below are the Trefeglwys entries, you can also search NLW’s Great Sessions database.

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County
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4/178/438David GRIFFITHSMaleFullerTrefeglwysMGYMurder (including offence aiding & abetting & accessory to murder)TrefeglwysMGYMurder of Lewis EVAN by striking him on the head with a bill & dragging him across a river before burying him3.2.1735E, R, CaUnspecifiedNot GuiltyGuiltyDeath
4/191/329David ROBERT, alias David RANDALL, David GRIFFITHMaleBlacksmithTrefeglwysMGYTrefeglwysMGYTheft from the dwelling house of money and a purse30.11.1777E, R, IThomas Jones, Llangurig, hatterNot GuiltyNot Guilty
4/203/213David REESMaleLabourerTrefeglwysMGYTheft from bleaching grounds / tentersLlanidloesMGYTheft of cloth from tenters. Prisoner sold the cloth at Merthyr Tydful, co. Glam. Prosector circulated advertisements around the country17.6.1828R, ERichard Brown, Llangurig, flannel draperNot GuiltyNot Guilty of stealing from tenters, guilty of stealing only - partial verdictTransported for 7 years
4/188/443Richard OWENMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYHorse stealingTrefeglwysMGYTheft of a horse1.8.1766I, ROliver Davies, Trefeglwys, YeomanNo true bill
4/180/630Thomas John OWENMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYSheep stealing (including killing sheep with intent to steal carcass and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYKilling a sheep and stealing the carcass28.1/1742J.R.Pa, ERandle Owen, Trefelgwys GentNot GuiltyGuiltyDeath, pardoned transported for 14 years
4/180/517John JONESMaleTailorTrefeglwysMGYSheep stealing (including killing sheep with intent to steal carcass and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYTheft of sheep4.6.1741Morgan Jones
4/191/68Richard OWENMaleLabourerTrefeglwysMGYSheep stealing (including killing sheep with intent to steal carcass and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYTheft of sheep30.7.1779Morris ReesNot GuiltyNot Guilty
4/192/327Edward LLOYDMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYSheep stealing (including killing sheep with intent to steal carcass and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYTheft of sheep30.11.1781Richard EvansNo true bill
4/193/79Edward EVANSMaleLabourerTrefeglwysMGYSheep stealing (including killing sheep with intent to steal carcass and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYTheft of sheep. Prisoner aged 271.1.1785R, CaEdward Ashton, LlanidloesNot GuiltyGuiltyDeath, pardoned, transported for 7 years
4/193/710Edward EVANSMaleLabourerTrefeglwysMGYSheep stealing (including killing sheep with intent to steal carcass and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYTheft of sheep. Prisoner aged 271.1.1785R, CaThomas Jones, Llanidloes, farmerNot GuiltyNot Guilty
4/202/39Margaret JONESFemaleWidowerTrefeglwysMGYSheep stealing (including killing sheep with intent to steal carcass and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYTheft of sheep. Indicted with her two sons30.11.1824J, E, RJohn Hughes, Trefeglwys, FarmerNot GuiltyNot Guilty
4/202/39Joseph JONESMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYSheep stealing (including killing sheep with intent to steal carcass and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYTheft of sheep. Indicted with his mother and brother30.11.1824J, E, RJohn Hughes, Trefeglwys, FarmerNot GuiltyGuiltyDeath recorded
4/202/39Richard JONESMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYSheep stealing (including killing sheep with intent to steal carcass and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYTheft of sheep. Indicted with his mother and brother30.11.1824E, RJohn Hughes, Trefeglwys, FarmerNo true bill
4/200/724Maria JONESFemaleSinglewomanTrefeglwysMGYBurglary (including burglary with intent, attempted burgulary and aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYBurglary of prosecutor's house and stealing tallow and food including cheese and flour. Prisoner a former servant to the prosecutor. Prisoner aged 1917.12.1817E, R, CaJohn Richards, TrefeglwysNot GuiltyGuiltyDeath, reprieved, transported for life
4/187/535Richard EDWARDSMaleSlater/masonTrefeglwysMGYTheft of poultryTrefeglwysMGYTheft of poultry, geese. Offence committed at the same time as nos 31-4 in this file4.1.1763E, RThomas Evans, Llanidloes, YeomanNot GuiltyGuilty to the value of 10d - partial verdictSentenced on another indictment
4/187/535Edward EVANMaleWeaverTrefeglwysMGYTheft of poultryTrefeglwysMGYTheft of poultry, geese. Offence committed at the same time as nos 31-4 in this file4.1.1763E, RThomas Evans, Llanidloes, YeomanNot GuiltyNot Guilty
4/203/215David REESMaleLabourerTrefeglwysMGYTheft of food / including harvested crops (including aiding and abetting)BuilthBRETheft of food from prosecutor's dwelling house. Prosector's house was burgled but prisoner not indicted for burglary8.7.1828R, EThomas Pritchard, Builth, InnkeeperNo true bill
4/182/610Jane EVANFemaleSpinster/servantTrefeglwysMGYTheft from shops / standings in markets or fairs / from hawkers / during transit to fairs / markets (including aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYTheft from the shop, dyehouse and dwelling house of prosecutor, prisoner's employer, of cloth and food from a barn. Escaped and later apprehended2.12/1747R, E, CAndrew Brees, Trefeglwys, dyerNot GuiltyGuilty to the value of 1/- - partial verdictTo be whipped
4/177/511Anne BENNETFemaleMarriedTrefeglwysMGYTheft of cloth / woolTrefeglwysMGYTheft of cloth - flannel16.4.1732John Savage, Trefeglwys, YeomanNo true bill
4/177/511William BENNETMaleWeaverTrefeglwysMGYTheft of cloth / woolTrefeglwysMGYTheft of cloth - flannel16.4.1732John Savage, Trefeglwys, YeomanNo true bill
4/178/646Edward STEPHENSMaleLabourerTrefeglwysMGYTheft of cloth / woolTrefeglwysMGYTheft of cloth - 80 yards of flannel24.9.1735J, RRichard Francis, Trefeglwys, YeomanNo true bill
4/203/216David REESMaleLabourerTrefeglwysMGYTheft of household goods / fixtures (bedding, linen, etc)BuilthBRETheft of household goods from prosecutor's dwelling house. Prosecutor's house was burgled but prisoner not indicted for burglary0.6.1828R, ERoger Prosser, Builth, InnkeeperNo true bill
4/187/534Edward EVANMaleWeaverTrefeglwysMGYTheft of personal goods (mainly wearing apparel, money and watches)LlanidloesMGYTheft of wearing apparel, shifts, from a hedge. Indicted four times for the fact, the others - nos 31-3 in this file - with stealing other people's wearing apparel on the hedge4.1.1763RJane Jones, Llanidloes, SpinsterNot GuiltyNot guilty
4/187/532Edward EVANMaleWeaverTrefeglwysMGYTheft of personal goods (mainly wearing apparel, money and watches)LlanidloesMGYTheft of wearing apparel, shifts, from a hedge. Indicted four times for the fact, the others - nos 31-3 in this file - with stealing other people's wearing apparel on the hedge4.1.1763R, EJohn Edward, LlanidloesNot GuiltyNot guilty
4/187/531Edward EVANMaleWeaverTrefeglwysMGYTheft of personal goods (mainly wearing apparel, money and watches)LlanidloesMGYTheft of wearing apparel, shifts, from a hedge. Indicted four times for the fact, the others - nos 31-3 in this file - with stealing other people's wearing apparel on the hedge4.1.1763RThomas Davies, LlanidloesNot GuiltyNot guilty
4/187/531Richard EDWARDSMaleSlater/masonTrefeglwysMGYTheft of personal goods (mainly wearing apparel, money and watches)LlanidloesMGYTheft of wearing apparel, shifts, from a hedge. Indicted four times for the fact, the others - nos 31-3 in this file - with stealing other people's wearing apparel on the hedge4.1.1763R, EThomas Davies, LlanidloesNot GuiltyNot guilty
4/187/532Richard EDWARDSMaleSlater/masonTrefeglwysMGYTheft of personal goods (mainly wearing apparel, money and watches)LlanidloesMGYTheft of wearing apparel, shifts, from a hedge. Indicted four times for the fact, the others - nos 31-3 in this file - with stealing other people's wearing apparel on the hedge4.1.1763R, EJohn Edward, LlanidloesNot GuiltyNot guilty
4/187/534Richard EDWARDSMaleSlater/masonTrefeglwysMGYTheft of personal goods (mainly wearing apparel, money and watches)LlanidloesMGYTheft of wearing apparel, shifts, from a hedge. Indicted four times for the fact, the others - nos 31-3 in this file - with stealing other people's wearing apparel on the hedge4.1.1763R, EJane Jones, Llanidloes, SpinsterNot GuiltyGuilty to the value of 10d - partial verdict1 month imprisonment with hard labour and to be whipped
4/187/533Edward EVANMaleWeaverTrefeglwysMGYTheft of personal goods (mainly wearing apparel, money and watches)LlanidloesMGYTheft of wearing apparel, shifts, from a hedge. Indicted four times for the fact, the others - nos 31-3 in this file - with stealing other people's wearing apparel on the hedge4.1.1763RMary Morris, Llanidloes, SpinsterNot GuiltyNot guilty
4/187/533Richard EDWARDSMaleSlater/masonTrefeglwysMGYTheft of personal goods (mainly wearing apparel, money and watches)LlanidloesMGYTheft of wearing apparel, shifts, from a hedge. Indicted four times for the fact, the others - nos 31-3 in this file - with stealing other people's wearing apparel on the hedge4.1.1763R, EMary Morris, Llanidloes, SpinsterNot GuiltyNot guilty
4/186/133John MANUELMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYAssualt (including wounding but not malicious wounding)TrefeglwysMGYAssualt of Mary Leek, prosecutor's wife17.7.1758Edward Leek
4/185/436David RICHARDMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assaultTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assault1.11.1756Edward Evans, Weaver
4/188/5, W (in 4/188/6)16Richard THOMASMaleWeaverTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assaultTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assault29.10.1766David Roberts
4/188/5, W (in 4/188/6)16Evan EVANSMaleWeaverTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assaultTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assault29.10.1766David Roberts
4/188/516Edward EVANSMaleWTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assaultTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assault29.10.1766David Roberts
4/185/436David JONESMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assaultTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assault1.11.1756Edward Evans, Weaver
4/185/436John JERVISMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assaultTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assault1.11.1756Edward Evans, Weaver
4/185/436John HUMPHRIESMaleYeomanTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assaultTrefeglwysMGYRiot and assault1.11.1756Edward Evans, Weaver
4/184/144Thomas WILLIAMSMaleLabourerTrefeglwysMGYArson (including aiding and abetting)TrefeglwysMGYArson of the house of Benjamin Bumford. Prisoner confessed to the offence which he committed because Benjamin Bumford's wife and prisoner's mother were at a variance, and claimed before another witness that he set fire to the house out of envy and malice31.1.1747E, R, JChristopher Hall, Trefeglwys, YeomanNot GuiltyNot guilty
4/178/438David GRIFFITHSMaleFullerTrefeglwysMGYMurder (including offence aiding & abetting & accessory to murder)TrefeglwysMGYMurder of Lewis EVAN by striking him on the head with a bill & dragging him across a river before burying him3.2.1735E, R, CaUnspecifiedNot GuiltyGuiltyDeath
4/189/152Margaret JENKINFemaleSpinsterTrefeglwysMGYInfanticide, i.e. new born child murder (including aiding and abetting and conceling birth)TrefeglwysMGYInfantcide of her male bastard child by strangulation22.8.1768R, Iq, IWilliam Swancott & Thomas Jones, Trefeglwys Churchwardens.No true bill
4/180/346David DAVIESMaleGentTrefeglwysMGYForcible entry / ejectment / forcible entry and detainer, (including riot and forcible entry, riotously breaking and entering and unlawful entry)TrefeglwysMGYForcible ejectment of Edward Leek7.5.1740Mary Leek, Widow.No true bill
4/199/911Evan PUGHMaleDroverLlanfachrethMERHorse stealingTrefeglwysMGYTheft of a horse, recovered in Machynlleth. The prisoner was confined in gaol at Dolgellau, co. Mer.for stealing another horse. No indictment9.12.1813RDavid Lloyd, Trefeglwys, Gent..
4/202/425William CADMANMaleHusbandman/ServantLlanidloesMGYAttempted murder (including aiding and abetting) / conspiracy to murder / malicious assualt or cutting and wounding with intent to murderTrefeglwysMGYPoisoning with intent to murder the prosecutor with white arsenic and blue stone or sulphate of copper. Prisoner was the father of the prosecutor's bastard daughter, and had paid for her maintenance until an order of filiation was made against hime. When he promised to marry the prisoner he brought cake and cherries to give to his twenty two month old daughter. The prosecutor suspected they were contaminated after seeing a white substance on the cherries1.7.825J, R, EElizabeth Davies, SpinsterNot GuiltyGuiltySentence postponed on a point of law
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