Image 151 of 208


Please login to transcribe this page.

Regina v. Unknown persons

Ann Thomas - I am Servant at Mr John Llewellin's -
at Abercarne - I was at home all day on Sunday the
third November instant. About half past nine o'Clock
on Sunday night I heard a loud knock at the Kitchen
door - I heard a noise outside the door - like a great
many men talking together - Some of them said
"open the door - or we will break it open" - I did
not know any of the voices - The door was not
bolted - it was fastened tight - it was jammed close -
and could not be opened without force - Immediately
the men demanded admission - I ran to the Parlour
and gave the alarm - I then returned to the Kitchen-
When I got to the Kitchen I saw several men entering
in at the Window - the door was forced open -
I saw my Mistress in the middle of them in the
Kitchen - about twenty or thirty men were in the
Kitchen- Some entered through the Kitchen window
they having forced open the sashes and burst the
Shutters which are on the inside - they were all
armed - Some with Guns and some with Sticks
Some of them passed through the Kitchen towards
the offices which are on the same floor as the
Kitchen- I saw three of the men enter the office
some of them remained in the Kitchen - others
went up Stairs - My mistress was in the Kitchen
whilst the men were there - and directed me to
give them some bread and cheese and Cider - one
of the men said "We don't want bread and cheese
and Cider - it is men and arms we want"
I left the Kitchen and went to the Cellar which is
underground - I drew some Cider and took
it to the Kitchen and placed it upon the Kitchen
table- I then put out some bread and cheese-
Some of the men partook - others refused - I
was greatly alarmed - Some of the men asked
me if there were any Guns or men in the
House- I said there was not - they then
asked if there was any Swords there - The
men remained in the House about a
quarter of an hour after they first came -
they passed out through the Kitchen door -
when they went away.



You don't have permission to discuss this page.

Some images produced with permission of Newport Museum and Art Gallery.

The archival material used by this project come from a number of repositories. If you would like to request the use of an image from this website please contact enquiry@llgc.org.uk @Copyright 2015