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Reg vs Owen

Thomas Arthur aged 10 years
my Father is dead I worked with him when living
Blacksmith ^ abiding with John
Owen
of Ebbw Vale in the parish of
Aberystruth in the C-oy of Monmouth

Blacksmith I have lived with him
4 or 5 months my mother lives in Cardiff
No one else but I & John Owen work
in the Shop I knew Mr Trew the Shop
belongs to him. I saw John Owen
_things he called Stay Nails for
making Pikes ^ 2 or 3 Days I did
not 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)
I never heard Jno Owen say what
they were He made a good lot
50 or 60 I never saw anyone come
to the Shop but Mr Trew may have
come in. Jno 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 Pikes produced are is
like those he made He filed
them at the Edges & called them

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