James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants

Misdemeanours on Sunday

This extract from the diary, like that on the previous page, mentions Edward George of the New Inn:-
November 22nd, Llanidloes Market Day (4 miles) – I served a summons on Edward Humphreys of the Elephant Inn, Llanidloes – to Answer the complaint of James Owens, Police Officer – for allowing drinking and other disorderly conduct in the House on Sunday morning the 16th inst to Appear at the town clerk office on the 25 day of November inst ′45. I served Summonses on Edward George and Catherine Evans of the New Inn Llanidloes to answer the complaint of James Owens Police Officer. [They] did suffer drinking in their House during the hours of Divine Service on Sunday morning the 16th inst. To Appear at the above mentioned place and time. I served a Summons on John Owen of Llanidloes Labourer to Answer the complaint of James Owen Police Officer for being drunk and disorderly in the streets on the night of the 15th Inst to appear on the above mentioned time and place. I served a Summons on Morgan Humphreys of Llanidloes shoemaker – to answer the complaint of James Owens Police Officer – for being drunk and disorderly in the streets on Sunday night the 26th of October last – to appear on the above mentioned time and place.
14th December, 1.30 p.m. Penyrallt Woods (2 miles) – I accompanied Const. Owens along the woods on the lookout for boys Gambling on Sundays. We saw no one.