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Edward Brickley native of Ireland
I have lived worked nearly 2 years at Pillgwenlly
with John William Stevens and lived at Thos
Gibbys ons' House I lodge in one of Gibbys Rooms I was working with at
Jno Wm Stevens's Shop the week before
the Riots at Newport I saw a Man
come to my Master with a Pattern
of some Pikes to make. The Man
was Davies at the Pottery at Pill
He ... Stevens made two according
to the Pattern Davies brought they were
about 10 Inches long and
an 1 1/2 Inch wide they were ground sharpe He came a
second time and said he had
broke the first and Gibby made him
another of the same form he
said they were for digging Earth
I never saw such things for digging Earth. I never
ground such things before
Stevens Shop is down a passage
by the Tredegar Arms [Pillgwenlly] I remember
Gibby and a man I did not know
come to my Masters Shop the Friday
before the Riots after six oclock I saw Gibby and the
Man Grind a Pike. It was a long
one. They said they were going
to have a meeting and wanted



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