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<person>William Williams</person> of <place>Abersychan</place> - Labourer - in the <hi rend='superscript'><add>70</add></hi><lb/>
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<add>[top right hand margin:-] </add>70<lb/><person>William Williams</person> of <place>Abersychan</place> - Labourer - in the <lb/> <place>Pentwyn Iron Works</place> states<lb/> On Sunday night last I was at work at the <place>Pentwyn <lb/> Furnaces</place> with other workmen - about 100 men came about 9<lb/> o'clock into the <place>Cast House</place> - they had pikes and sticks and<lb/> ordered us to stop the work and said if we did not stop they w[oul]<hi rend='superscript'>d</hi><lb/> make us - some of them said is we did not stop working<lb/> they would make an end of us - all the men at Foundries<lb/> stopped because they were afraid - They hallowed out "all<lb/> come along - if you don't we'll make you" - I went with<lb/> them for about a quarter of a mile when I made my escape<lb/> from them and went home to bed - about 4 o'clock on the<lb/> Monday morning - I heard knocking at the door of my<lb/> father's house where I lodged - the men at the door called<lb/> out "get up" - I then got up - My father and a Lodger also got<lb/> up - My father opened the front door and a fellow workman<lb/> named <person>John Spencer</person> shortly after came in and asked me<lb/> if I was going down to see what they were going at - He and<lb/> I then went to <place>Pontnewydd</place> and were going towards <place>Pontypool</place><lb/> along the <place>Tram Road</place> when we were stopped by several men<lb/> who told us we should not go that Road - We then stopped<lb/> and in about 10 minutes they told us to come on and we<lb/> followed, more than 50 of us - We went on through <place>Pontypool</place><lb/> on the Road to <place>Newport</place> and did not stop till we came to the<lb/> <place>Newport Turnpike Gate</place> about a Mile or two before we came to the<lb/> <place>Turnpike Gate</place> I saw <hi><person>William Jones</person></hi> - (commonly called<lb/> <person>Jones the Watchmaker</person>) coming from a House a little<lb/> distance from the Road in company with two other<lb/> persons - the House was a new built House rough cast<lb/> in front - there were fresh broken stones laid on the Road<lb/><lb/> <add>[centre bottom margin:-] </add><lb/>(1)<lb/>A Stamp mark showing:- <place>Newport Public Reference Libraries</place>

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William Williams of Abersychan - Labourer - in the
Pentwyn Iron Works states
On Sunday night last I was at work at the Pentwyn
Furnaces
with other workmen - about 100 men came about 9
o'clock into the Cast House - they had pikes and sticks and
ordered us to stop the work and said if we did not stop they w[oul]d
make us - some of them said is we did not stop working
they would make an end of us - all the men at Foundries
stopped because they were afraid - They hallowed out "all
come along - if you don't we'll make you" - I went with
them for about a quarter of a mile when I made my escape
from them and went home to bed - about 4 o'clock on the
Monday morning - I heard knocking at the door of my
father's house where I lodged - the men at the door called
out "get up" - I then got up - My father and a Lodger also got
up - My father opened the front door and a fellow workman
named John Spencer shortly after came in and asked me
if I was going down to see what they were going at - He and
I then went to Pontnewydd and were going towards Pontypool
along the Tram Road when we were stopped by several men
who told us we should not go that Road - We then stopped
and in about 10 minutes they told us to come on and we
followed, more than 50 of us - We went on through Pontypool
on the Road to Newport and did not stop till we came to the
Newport Turnpike Gate about a Mile or two before we came to the
Turnpike Gate I saw William Jones - (commonly called
Jones the Watchmaker) coming from a House a little
distance from the Road in company with two other
persons - the House was a new built House rough cast
in front - there were fresh broken stones laid on the Road

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(1)
A Stamp mark showing:- Newport Public Reference Libraries