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ADX/90: William Owens

Acc. 279

Ref: ADX/90

Reference: [GB 0212] ADX/90
Title: Material relating to the crimes of William Owens and the effects of smuggling in Cardiganshire
Date(s): 1744
Level: Fonds
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content

1. Copies of material relating to the Welsh smuggler William Owens.

1/1. Photocopy of the deposition of James Moss, taken at Castle Rushen, Isle of Man, on 28th April 1744, relating to the murder, by William Owens, of a customs officer at Cardigan.

1/2. Photocopy of a letter, from the Atholl papers concerning the same incident.
30 April 1744

1/3. Transcript of a letter from the Collector of Customs, Liverpool, to his Board in London, concerning the same.
2 October 1744

2. Photocopy of 'The Carteret Priaulx papers' by Margaret White. This essay discusses the influence of the Napoleonic wars on Guernsey. Carteret Priaulx and Company were one of the greatest of Guernsey's commercial houses, and the author discusses the evidence of the business papers of the Company during the Napoleonic wars. There are references to the haunts of the Guernsey smugglers in Wales, particularly in Aberaeron and Lampeter.
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