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Reg[ina] vs Jenkin Morgan

David Herring late of Pillgwenly in the Borough of Newport Laborer
saith
I know a Man named John Gibby, he is a blacksmith living at Pilgwenlly
he worked at Mr Evans 's Foundry - I worked there also- I know a Man named
William Stephens - the Prisoner Stephens is the person - I remember the
riots at Newport, it was on a Monday morning but dont know the month, or
how many weeks ago- I saw John Gibby before the riot, it was on Wednesday
to the best of my opinion - he asked me to go to another Blacksmith's Shop to do
a job for him- I did not go that night - I went with him on the Friday night
before the riot - he asked me to go down to his house to him at half past
7 o'Clock- I went - he was not then at home - he came home while I was there,
when he told me to come along with him - I went with him to the Shop of the
Prisoner Stephens - Stephens was there, and another person named Edward
Brickley
I did twist )turn) the Grindstone while John Gibby was grinding a tool
it was larger than a foot - it was made of iron and steel and to fit on a stick-
the other men Stephens and Brickley were making these articles - the shop door
was closed by the Latch - it was betwixt 8 and 9 o'Clock at night - I heard all
the three men say these things were made for the row to be on the Monday
and it was to be commenced some part of Sunday night but didn't know
what time
- they said they grinded them to have more edge on 'em - there
were about a dozen of them made there- The three men all asked me to
go with them or I should be sure to lose my life - On the Sunday night I
had to go to John Gibby's
- I went because I was in dread of my life between
them all, and I went from thence to Morgan Jenkin or Jenkin Morgan the
milkman ^ at Pillgwenlly I don't know which, down at Pill - John Gibby went with me to Jenkin
Morgan
's - it was in the evening or night time - I saw Jenkin Morgan there
and there was a dozen of 'em altogether there - Stephens was not there -
I saw all that were there - Edward Brickley was there - Brickley worked for
the prisoner Stephens at Jenkin Morgan's , they were getting these Tools ready
they called them Pikes
- they were fastening them on new handles made of
ash - they fastened them with two small hatchets - they stretched these tools
in the ground and drive a nail through the iron and handle - the handles
were some of them seven feet and some eight feet long - they said they
bought the handles at some shops in Newport they were about a Dozen in
number - the handles were in a small bit of a room to the back of the kitchen

[The following note is in the top left hand margin:]-
This man was
apprehended with
John Gibby & Edw[ar]d
Brickley
, the latter
was discharged and
admitted as Evidence
W[illia]m Davies was also
discharged and is
Evidence for the Crown

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