Law and Order

Thomas Price

Photograph of Priory Hill taken in the 1890s
Priory Hill in the 1890's
Powys County Archives

Thomas Price was well known in Brecon as 'Tom the Sawyer'. Although the case papers do not give an address for him, there is a Thomas Price in the 1891 census of about the same age. He lived on Priory Hill, directly across the road from the Priory.

Thomas Price's home is out of view near the bottom of the hill, on the right.

Priory Hill today
Priory Hill today

1891 Census
14 Priory Hill, Brecon
Name Position in household Marital
Age Occupation Place of birth English/Welsh speaker
Thomas Price Head M 60 Cabinet Maker & Upholsterer Brecknock Brecon English
Elizabeth Price Wife M 63   Pembrokeshire Tenby English
Rollo Price Son S 30 School Master Brecknock Brecon English
Frank Price Son S 28 Musician Brecknock Brecon English

Price's entry in the calender of prisoners
Price's entry in the Calendar of Prisoners
Powys County Archives

The Thomas Price involved in J J Frost v Thomas Price was 66 years old at the time of the offence, and a sawyer.

Quarter Session document from the trial
Powys County Archives

He admitted his guilt at the Quarter Sessions:

"I broke the stone that was there because the other one had been taken from there.

(signed) Thomas Price

Frost v Price, page 2