Monday, April 13, 2015

When Family History and Law Come together

Found Uncle Samuel, one of Elinor's boys, in trouble with the law. He was up on Manslaughter and the criminal record had him not guilty. The full story is in the newspaper (thank you, National Library of Wales!):

This is one of those times I wish my Grandpa was still around because he'd really enjoy this story. But he's probably up there swapping a few of these with his uncles and cousins.

I'm pleased as an attorney and a family member that the jury refused to convict. Congratulations, Mr. W. Lewis, Esq. And Uncle Samuel, he obviously had friends in the community.

The Vaughans weren't all bad.
I found the original article of the fight and death in the wonderfully named Monmouthshire Merlin of November 9, 1833:

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