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Regina v Owen
Thomas Arthur aged 10 y-rs -
Blacksmith says - My father is dead -
I work'd with him when living - I abide
with John Owen of the Parish of Aberystruth
in the County of Monmouth
I have lived with him 4 or 5 Months - My
Mother lives in Cardiff - No one else but
I and John Owen work in the Shop. I
know Mr Trew - the Shop belongs to him - I
saw John Owen making things he call'd
Stay Nails for 2 or 3 days- I didn't know
what they were for - I never saw such
things before - He was making them
2 or 3 days before they did rise (the Chartists)
He made a good lot 50 or 60 - I never
saw anyone come to the Shop but Mr Trew
may have come in - John Owen was -
making them all times of the day - It was
2 or 3 days before the Chartists rose that
John Owen was making the Pikes -The
Pike produced is like those he made -
He filed them at the edges and call'd
them Stay Nails - John Owen was at
work all day before the Chartists rose -
I heard him say that he and his
Brothers were going to Llangynnydwr on
Sunday before the Chartists rose - John
did not work in the Shop the
week of the Chartists rising - He told me

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