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William Cocker about 13 years of age I live my
Mother Ann Cocker Davies Wife of Evan Davies who keeps the Sailors Return
Beerhouse
Commercial Road Pillgwenlly Parish of Saint Woolos
I have been apprenticed to William Stevens a
Blacksmith at Pillgwenlly for about 6 months
and have worked there until last week when Stevens
told me he was out of work & should not want me for
a week or a fortnight - I recollect the Monday,
that the Chartists
- Besides my master an old
one Edward Brockley [Brickley] worked in the Shop & myself-
I recollect the Monday morning that the Chartists
came to Newport - I went that morning to the Shop
about 7 Oclock My Master was there & told me
I should lose a quarter (that is until 9 Oclock for
not [sic] having there by 6) I did not seeEdward Brockley [Brickley] there
I went to my Brother's Stable & heard the Mob hurra[h]ing towards the Waterloo and then went home to breakfast
after breakfast I went to the Shop - my Master was
shutting the Shop wood shutters he told me I might
go home for there would be no work that day - I
did not see my Master again on Monday - I saw E
Brockley [Brickley]
about 1 Oclock about 3 doors from Davies
& Tapson's
shop
- I asked him where he was going - He
said not far only to have a pint of beer - he went away
& I did not see him afterwards - Both my Master &
Brockley [Brickley] & myself were at work all day Tuesday on my Wednesday
morning when I went to the Shop my Neither Stevens nor

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