"Anne Bishop on her oath saith
"I am the wife of the last witness, and look after
the Church. On the 16th the prisoner came to my house and accused me of
having his stones moved and put on Davies' grave and he said that we had
had his name taken off and put Davies on them, and I told him that it
was nothing of the kind that his stones was all right but he would not
hear anything but what we had done so, and said his own had been there
50 years. I asked him if I should go and show him his mistake but he would
not go. The tombstones of his family are there now in their proper place.
He said when he left the house that he would break them. After he left
I heard a noise of stones being knocked, but I did not believe he was
doing it. I went into the churchyard and saw him standing by the grave
with the tomb stones broken. They appeared to have been recently broken.
I had seen the stones at 5 and they were whole
and it was 7 when I saw them broken and the prisoner by them there was
a large square stone out of a tomb lying near and from what I saw it was
my impression that this stone had been used to break the others. The prisoner
went away when I went there but by the following morning the marble tombstone
had been pulled down. I gave information that Evening to the persons who
were related to those over whom the stones had been placed as I thought
they might blame someone else."
David W E Thomas
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