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Accused
Ann Waters (Alias: Ann Phillip); Parish: Mathri; County: Pembroke; Status: Married
Offence
Plundering the shipwreck of The Trial, a ship belonging to William Jones, a prosecutor, and stealing a cable belonging to prosecutors and others.
Location and date
Parish: Mathri; County: Pembroke; Date: 10 November 1778
Prosecutor
Rt. Hon. Thomas Harley & others
File number
4/821/1
Document number
16
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Accused
James Davies (Alias: James Davy); Parish: Tenby; County: Pembroke; Status: Labourer
Offence
Burglary of prosecutor's house and stealing money.
Location and date
Parish: Begelly; County: Pembroke; Date: 19 November 1778
Prosecutor
Elizabeth Thomas
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Not guilty.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
18
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J, R (Key)
Accused
William Morris; Parish: Begelly; County: Pembroke; Status: Carter
Offence
Burglary of prosecutor's house and stealing money.
Location and date
Parish: Begelly; County: Pembroke; Date: 19 November 1778
Prosecutor
Elizabeth Thomas
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
18
Accused
Catherine Jenkins; Parish: Prendergast; County: Pembroke; Status: Widow
Offence
Theft of carcasses of mutton from prosecutor's slaughterhouse. Prisoner confessed.
Location and date
Parish: Prendergast; County: Pembroke; Date: 28 November 1778
Prosecutor
William White, Prendergast
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Guilty to the value of 1/- - partial verdic
Punishment
To be whipped~~~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/1
Document number
22
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J, R (Key)
Accused
Mary Jenkins; Parish: Prendergast; County: Pembroke; Status: Singlewoman
Offence
Theft of carcases of mutton from prosecutor's slaughterhouse. Recognizance refers to receiving the same.
Location and date
Parish: Prendergast; County: Pembroke; Date: 28 November 1778
Prosecutor
William White, Prendergast
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Guilty to the value of 1/- - partial verdic
Punishment
To be whipped~~~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/1
Document number
22
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J, R (Key)
Accused
William Morris; Parish: St Issells; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Theft of a scythe and poultry to Morgan Jones.
Location and date
Parish: Begelly; County: Pembroke; Date: 1 December 1778
Prosecutor
Unspecified
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Not guilty.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
17
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J (Key)
Accused
Sarah Evans; Parish: Begelly; County: Pembroke; Status: Spinster
Offence
Theft from the dwelling house of money.
Location and date
Parish: Begelly; County: Pembroke; Date: 6 December 1778
Prosecutor
Thomas Nash
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
30
Accused
Thomas Seaborn; Parish: Camrose; County: Pembroke; Status: Labourer
Offence
Theft from the dwelling house of Ann Thomas, widow, of money belonging to Thomas Phillips. Endorsed 'a most infamous and malicious indictment'. Recognizance refers to pickpocketing.
Location and date
Parish: Camrose; County: Pembroke; Date: 8 December 1778
Prosecutor
Thomas Phillips, Camrose, farmer
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
29
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R (Key)
Accused
Morgan Phillip; Parish: St Issells; County: Pembroke; Status: Labourer
Offence
Burglary of the house of Elizabeth Stevens and stealing money including a dollar, a watch with silver cases, wearing apparel and silver buttons.
Location and date
Parish: St Issells; County: Pembroke; Date: 18 December 1778
Prosecutor
John Evan
Verdict
No prosecution, convicted on another indict
File number
4/821/1
Document number
20
Accused
Morgan Phillip; Parish: St Issells; County: Pembroke; Status: Labourer
Offence
Murder of Dinah alias Diana Thomas, Lampeter Velfrey, servant, by striking her with a sword after breaking open her house and then setting it on fire. Recognizance refers to four murders in all; not indicted for the murders of John Thomas and Isaac Harry, both of Lampeter Velfrey, yeomen. See also no. 25 in this file.
Location and date
Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 21 December 1778
Prosecutor
William Thomas, Narberth, gent.
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Guilty.
Punishment
Death, body to be dissected and anatomised [by surgeons]~~~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/1
Document number
23
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Accused
Morgan Phillip; Parish: St Issells; County: Pembroke; Status: Labourer
Offence
Murder of Mary Thomas alias David, Lampeter Velfrey, spinster, by striking her with a sword after breaking open her house and then setting it on fire. See also no. 23 in this file.
Location and date
Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 21 December 1778
Prosecutor
William Thomas, Narberth, gent.
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Not guilty.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
25
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Accused
George Prout; Parish: St Florence; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Aiding and abetting the murder of Dinah alias Diana Thomas, Lampeter Velfrey, servant.
Location and date
Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 21 December 1778
Prosecutor
William Thomas, Narberth, gent.,
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
23
Accused
George Prout; Parish: St Florence; County: Pembroke; Status: Butcher
Offence
Aiding and abetting the murder of Mary Thomas, alias David, Lampeter Velfrey, spinster.
Location and date
Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 21 December 1778
Prosecutor
William Thomas, Narberth, gent.
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
25
Accused
Lewis Smith; Parish: Ludchurch; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Aiding and abetting the murder of Mary Thomas, alias David, Lampeter Velfrey, spinster. See also no. 23 in this file.
Location and date
Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 21 December 1778
Prosecutor
William Thomas, Narberth, gent.
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Not guilty.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
25
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J, R, Iq (Key)
Accused
Lewis Smith; Parish: Ludchurch; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Aiding and abetting the murder of Dinah alias Diana Thomas, Lampeter Velfrey, servant. Recognizance refers to four murders in all; not indicted for the murders of John Thomas and Isaac Harry, both of Lampeter Velfrey, yeomen. See also no. 25 in this file.
Location and date
Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 21 December 1778
Prosecutor
William Thomas, Narberth, gent.,
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Not guilty.
File number
4/821/1
Document number
23
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J, R (Key)
Accused
David Davies (Alias: David John Evan David); Parish: Dinas; County: Pembroke; Status: Mariner
Offence
Assault on prosecutor in the execution of his duty.
Location and date
Parish: Llanwnda; County: Pembroke; Date: 4 January 1779
Prosecutor
James Evans, clergyman, JP
File number
4/821/1
Document number
27
Accused
Ann Howell; Parish: Hubberston; County: Pembroke; Status: Singlewoman
Offence
Theft of wearing apparel belonging to Mary Morris, prosecutor's wife.

Value: £1 2s. 6d.
Location and date
Parish: Hubberston; County: Pembroke; Date: 8 May 1779
Prosecutor
John Morris
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
No prosecution - convicted on another indic
File number
4/821/2
Document number
2
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J, R (Key)
Accused
Anne Howell; Parish: Hubberston; County: Pembroke; Status: Singlewoman
Offence
Theft of wearing apparel and money.
Location and date
Parish: Hubberston; County: Pembroke; Date: 10 May 1779
Prosecutor
George Lewis
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Guilty to the value of 11d - partial verdic
File number
4/821/2
Document number
1
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J (Key)
Accused
Martha Morgan; Parish: Slebech; County: Pembroke; Status: Singlewoman
Offence
Theft of a horse.
Location and date
Parish: Slebech; County: Pembroke; Date: 6 June 1779
Prosecutor
Matthias Davies, clergyman
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Not guilty.
File number
4/821/2
Document number
3
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J (Key)
Accused
William Francis; Parish: Nevern; County: Pembroke; Status: Overseer of the poor
Offence
Neglect of duty by refusing to pay prosecutor's wife, Elizabeth Young, and their three children, maintenance whilst prosecutor was a drummer in the Royal Pembrokeshire Militia.
Location and date
Parish: Nevern; County: Pembroke; Date: 7 June 1779
Prosecutor
Richard Young, Nevern, soldier
File number
4/821/2
Document number
15
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Accused
Francis Owen; Parish: Robeston West; County: Pembroke; Status: Blacksmith
Offence
Assault with intent to ravish.
Location and date
Parish: Robeston West; County: Pembroke; Date: 15 June 1779
Prosecutor
Elizabeth Williams
Verdict
No prosecution.
File number
4/821/3
Document number
13
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R (in 4/821/2) (Key)
Accused
William Owen; Parish: Robeston Wathen; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Assault with intent to ravish.
Location and date
Parish: Robeston West; County: Pembroke; Date: 15 June 1779
Prosecutor
Elizabeth Williams
Verdict
No prosecution.
File number
4/821/3
Document number
13
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R (Key)
Accused
Isaac Phillip; Parish: Haverfordwest (~); County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman (Amendments)
Offence
Malicious false alarm by spreading a false report that an enemy's ship had arrived at Milford Haven. Indictment missing.
Location and date
Parish: Haverfordwest; County: Pembroke; Date: 27 July 1779
Prosecutor
Barrett Bowen Jordan, esq.
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Not guilty.~~~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/3
Document number
23~
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A; J, Ep (both in 4/821/5) (Key)
Accused
William Rees; Parish: Whitechurch; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Theft of sheep.
Location and date
Parish: Whitechurch; County: Pembroke; Date: 20 November 1779
Prosecutor
Henry Laugharne, Whitechurch, mason
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/3
Document number
32
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R, I (Key)
Accused
James John; Parish: Narberth; County: Pembroke; Status: Militiaman
Offence
Murder of John Rees, a private in the Pembrokeshire militia, by shooting him. Deceased and the prisoner had been drinking together. Outside an inn, the prisoner had wanted to shoot at the castle and borrowed the deceased's musket. The second shot penetrated the deceased's breast. The examinants' reports refer to 'great intimacy' between the accused and the deceased; Colonel Colby refers to the accused as 'one of the steadiest and most decent men in my company - remarkable for sobriety'.
Location and date
Parish: Narberth; County: Pembroke; Date: 11 January 1780
Prosecutor
Abraham Rees
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Not guilty.
File number
4/821/3
Document number
31
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Accused
John Harris; Parish: New Moat; County: Pembroke; Status: Clergyman
Offence
Assault.
Location and date
Parish: New Moat; County: Pembroke; Date: 11 May 1780
Prosecutor
Price Phillips, gent.
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Guilty.~~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/5
Document number
3
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Ep, J ( both in 4/821/7 ) (Key)
Accused
William Scourfield; Parish: New Moat; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Assault.
Location and date
Parish: New Moat; County: Pembroke; Date: 11 May 1780
Prosecutor
Price Phillips, gent.
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Guilty.~~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/5
Document number
3
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Ep, J ( both in 4/821/7 ) (Key)
Accused
David Ormond; Parish: Crunwear; County: Pembroke; Status: Gent.
Offence
Obstructing the highway by erecting a gate across it.
Location and date
Parish: Llanddewi Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 1 June 1780
Prosecutor
John David
Plea
Submits~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/8
Document number
7
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A, N ( both in 4/822/1 ) (Key)
Accused
John Mendus; Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Status: Unspecified
Offence
Assault and rescue of Thomas Mendus, St Dogmaels, from bailiffs' custody.
Location and date
Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Date: 12 June 1780
Prosecutor
Herbert Lloyd, gent.
File number
4/821/4
Document number
11
Accused
Thomas Mendus; Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Status: Unspecified
Offence
Assault and rescue of Thomas Mendus, St Dogmaels, from bailiffs' custody. Indicted with his son.
Location and date
Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Date: 12 June 1780
Prosecutor
Herbert Lloyd, gent.
File number
4/821/4
Document number
11
Accused
Thomas Mendus the yo; Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Status: Unspecified
Offence
Assault and rescue of Thomas Mendus, St Dogmaels, - his father? - from bailiffs' custody. His father also indicted.
Location and date
Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Date: 12 June 1780
Prosecutor
Herbert Lloyd, gent.
File number
4/821/4
Document number
11
Accused
John Watts; Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Status: Unspecified
Offence
Assault and rescue of Thomas Mendus, St Dogmaels, from bailiffs' custody.
Location and date
Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Date: 12 June 1780
Prosecutor
Herbert Lloyd, gent.
File number
4/821/4
Document number
11
Accused
William Lavoris; Parish: Begelly; County: Pembroke; Status: Blacksmith
Offence
Assault.
Location and date
Parish: Begelly; County: Pembroke; Date: 10 July 1780
Prosecutor
Robert Reed, esq.
File number
4/821/4
Document number
19
Accused
Benjamin Richards; Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Status: Mariner
Offence
Theft from a ship called the Providence, of raw sugar belonging to the prosecutors.
Location and date
Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Date: 1 September 1780
Prosecutor
John Dixon & Isaac Littledale, Whitehaven,
File number
4/821/5
Document number
8
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R (Key)
Accused
Thomas Mendus; Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Status: Carpenter
Offence
Assault.
Location and date
Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Date: 14 November 1780
Prosecutor
Thomas Lloyd
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/5
Document number
9
Accused
Thomas Mendus; Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Status: Carpenter
Offence
Theft of a boat. Recognizance refers to forcibly taking the boat away and destroying it.
Location and date
Parish: St Dogmaels; County: Pembroke; Date: 14 November 1780
Prosecutor
Thomas LLoyd & James Williams
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/5
Document number
10
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R (Key)
Accused
George Williams; Parish: Narberth; County: Pembroke; Status: Collier
Offence
Murder. Poisoning Sarag Powell, St Issells, spinster, by mixing pounded glass and ironrust into a quantity of treacle. According to 'Letters of Sir William Jones', ( vol. 2, Oxford, 1970 ), the poisoning was intended to procure an abortion. The deceased was pregnant by the accused, a married man; the body was exhumed from St Issells churchyard~~~. (Amendments)
Location and date
Parish: Narberth; County: Pembroke; Date: 4 December 1780
Prosecutor
John Powell, St Issells, collier
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Not guilty.
File number
4/821/5
Document number
4
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Accused
William Husband; Parish: Rosemarket; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Assault on Sarah Davies, prosecutor's wife.
Location and date
Parish: Rosemarket; County: Pembroke; Date: 6 January 1781
Prosecutor
Evan Davies
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/5
Document number
7
Accused
Peter Williams; Parish: St David's; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Obstructing the highway by erectng a stone and soil wall across it.
Location and date
Parish: St David's; County: Pembroke; Date: 28 February 1781
Prosecutor
John Parry
File number
4/821/5
Document number
12
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A, Ep ( both in 4/821/6 ) (Key)
Accused
Chancy Rees; Parish: Llawhaden; County: Pembroke; Status: Unspecified
Offence
Escaping from prison.
Location and date
Parish: Haverfordwest; County: Pembroke; Date: 1 March 1781
Prosecutor
Richard Griffith, Haverfordwest, gaolkeeper
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Guilty.
Punishment
3 months imprisonment~~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/8
Document number
4
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J (Key)
Accused
Sarah Gibbon; Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Status: Married
Offence
Assault and resue of distrained livestock in prosecutor's custody.
Location and date
Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 6 April 1781
Prosecutor
William Owen, Lampeter Velfrey, farmer
Verdict
No true bill.
File number
4/821/5
Document number
11
Accused
Catherine Thomas; Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Status: Married
Offence
Assault and resue of distrained livestock in prosecutor's custody. Indicted with her husband.
Location and date
Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 6 April 1781
Prosecutor
William Owen, Lampeter Velfrey, farmer
File number
4/821/5
Document number
11
Accused
John Thomas; Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Status: Farmer
Offence
Assault and resue of distrained livestock in prosecutor's custody. Indicted with his wife.
Location and date
Parish: Lampeter Velfrey; County: Pembroke; Date: 6 April 1781
Prosecutor
William Owen, Lampeter Velfrey, farmer
File number
4/821/5
Document number
11
Accused
John Evan; Parish: Narberth; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Assault on prosecutor in the execution of his duty. Accused had been summoned by the prosecutor to be warned that he had no licence to sell effects at a public auction. Accused called prosecutor ' a Black'.
Location and date
Parish: Narberth; County: Pembroke; Date: 17 May 1781
Prosecutor
James Chubb, Narberth, excise officer
Plea
Guilty.
Punishment
1 month imprisonment and to find sureties for 1 year~~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/7
Document number
30
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A, N ( both in 4/822/2 ) (Key)
Accused
John Beavan; Parish: Letterston; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Riot and assault.
Location and date
Parish: Letterston; County: Pembroke; Date: 1 July 1781
Prosecutor
Michael Rees
File number
4/821/6
Document number
12
Accused
William Beavan the yo; Parish: Letterston; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Riot and assault.
Location and date
Parish: Letterston; County: Pembroke; Date: 1 July 1781
Prosecutor
Michael Rees
File number
4/821/6
Document number
12
Accused
William Rowland; Parish: Letterston; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Riot and assault.
Location and date
Parish: Letterston; County: Pembroke; Date: 1 July 1781
Prosecutor
Michael Rees
File number
4/821/6
Document number
12
Accused
Ezekiel Williams; Parish: Letterston; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Riot and assault.
Location and date
Parish: Letterston; County: Pembroke; Date: 1 July 1781
Prosecutor
Michael Rees
File number
4/821/6
Document number
12
Accused
Mary Davids (Alias: Mary Davies~~~); Parish: Laugharne; County: Pembroke; Status: Spinster (Amendments)
Offence
Theft of wearing apparel and cloth.
Location and date
Parish: Pembroke; County: Pembroke; Date: 7 July 1781
Prosecutor
John Williams, Pembroke, yeoman
Plea
Not guilty.
Verdict
Guilty to the value of 10d - partial verdic
Punishment
To be whipped~~~ (Amendments)
File number
4/821/6
Document number
14
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R, J (Key)
Accused
William Morgans; Parish: St Ishmaels; County: Pembroke; Status: Yeoman
Offence
Assault.
Location and date
Parish: St Ishmaels; County: Pembroke; Date: 7 September 1781
Prosecutor
Richard Jones
Plea
Guilty.
File number
4/821/7
Document number
29

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