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those who were in the house before him, they were fastening
on these Spears there - they were not the same as Witness's
Master made for Prisoner, they were fastening them with
two hatchets on sticks 8 or 9 feet long - Witness saw Gibby
there and Prisoner and his Wife, there were other
persons there but Witness did not know them - he did
not see them do any thing with the Pikes, saw them go
out one after another, they had these sticks in their
hands and the spears were on them - saw Prisoner go out
he had one - saw also a Bayonet in the house - saw
John go out - Witness went to Prisoner's house because
he had met him the day before and told him
to go there - When Witness was at Prisoner's, the
Prisoner asked him to go with them, he told Witness
he was going to meet some parties but did not know
who they were. They were to go to Caerleon - we went
over Newport bridge to go to Caerleon - Witness told
Prisoner that he Witness had no Weapon or any thing in
his hand to go with them, Witness went, Prisoner told him
to go or he should be killed,
and Witness went accordingly
on the Caerleon Road, Prisoner had a Pike with him, Gibby

had another it was one with a socket on, and not like
the one ground at Witness's Master's, they made much
noise when the were putting on the pikes. When the
Prisoner came to Witness's Masters shop he told his Master
to make a spear for himself, the Prisoner . . . Call

To prove That John Gibby a Blacksmith living at Pillgwenlly
worked at Mr Evans's Foundry and Witness worked there also.
That on Wednesday before the Riots to the best of Witness's
opinion Gibby asked Witness to go to another Blacksmiths
shop to do a job for him. Witness did not go that
night, but went with him the Friday night before the Riot.
Gibby asked Witness to go down to his house to him at
half past 7 o'clock - Witness went - he was not then at home
he came home whilst Witness was there, Gibby told Witness
to come along with him - Witness went with him to the shop of

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Edwd Brickley

David Herring
Blacksmith a Prisoner in
Usk Gaol

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