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Reg. v. Unknown Persons
Charles Maisey - I am in the employ
of Mr John Llewellin of Abecarne I
live in the yard adjoining Mr Llewellin's
House- I was at home on Sunday
the 3rd November instant all day that
day- I was informed in the Evening
of that day by William Edwards of
Twyn Gwyn that the Chartists would
come down that Evening - that they
were going down to Newport - I
then went to my Master's House - I
went to the kitchen - I saw my Master
there- I told him what I had heard-
About half past nine o'clock on the
same Sunday night I heard a loud
knock at the kitchen door - I
instantly ran to the Parlour and said
to my Master "Master the men we
expected are come" I was greatly
alarmed- My Master's niece who
was in the passage directed me to
go into the office- I went into the
office- I was about to shut the
door when it was opened by some one
on the outside - a man entered and
said addressing others outside "Here's
a man"- He then put his hand
upon my shoulder and said "you
must go with us"- He then directed
two men to take care of me - these
men were armed with sticks -
one of them gave me a walking

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stick saying "you must have some thing
in your hand" one of them then asked
me if there were any Guns or Pistols
in the House - I said there was
not any - The men then took me
to the passage door - I asked them
to let me fetch my Hat - they
refused - one of them fetched it for
me - I asked them to let me see my
Master - They said its no odds about
your Master - you must come with
us down to Newport - I then
asked them to allow me to go and
speak to my Wife and to get my
Great Coat they said its no odds about
your Wife - we've left our wives at
Home - I then asked them what
they wanted of me at Newport- They
said it was for my good as well as
theirs that they were going for- I
went with them about a mile and a
half on the Road towards Newport -
When I joined them there were about
forty or fifty of them - they were all
armed some with Guns - others had
Hay pikes and different sorts of
weapons - A great many carried
Lanthorns in their hands with
lighted candles in their hands

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The men divided themselves into three
different companies - Some proceeded
along the Turnpike Road - others took
the Tram Road and the third party
went along the Canal side - I
slipped down a narrow Lane
and ran away -
Charles Maisey

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[across 2nd fold of page] Regina v[ersus] Unknown Persons

Examination of Charles Maisey

at foot of page -
553

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