1817 Poor Rate Court Case

1817 Poor Rate Court Case
  • Title: 1817 Poor Rate Court Case

  • Date : 1817

  • Catalogue number : Glamorgan Archives DART/W/372

  • Description :

    In 1817, Edward Priest Richards was embroiled in a plot to cause ill-feeling, and even a riot, against Nathaniel French and John Williams, the overseers of the poor.  It was claimed that this was done in order for political gain, ‘...contriving to obtain by undue means for certain persons the benefit and advantage of certain votes at the future vestry meetings of the said United Parishes.’

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  • Transcript:

    That before and at the time of the Committing the misdemeanours hereinafter mentioned Thomas Charles late of the Borough of Cardiff aforesaid Esquire and William Pritchard late of the same place Esquire were the two Bailiffs of the said Borough and by Virtue of their said offices out of the Charters of the said Borough Justices of the Peace of and in and for the same Borough and that Joseph Wheeler late of the said Borough and Philip Woolcott late of the same Borough Victualler were then Churchwardens of the said United Parishes towit at the Borough aforesaid in the County aforesaid.

    That the said Thomas Charles William Pritchard, Joseph Wheeler, Philip Woolcott and Edward Priest Richards late of the Borough aforesaid Gentlemen being persons of evil minds and dispositions and unlawfully wickedly and corruptly intending devising and contriving to obtain by undue means for certain persons the benefit and advantage of certain votes at the future vestry meetings of the said United Parishes on the twentieth day of [October 1817]...