Thomas Price, being subsidy men, to answer. Thomas Powell, having no pity on her age and weak estate, refused to accept bail, but in cruel manner, dragged her along the earth till she fell down as for dead. One Elizabeth Probert her daughter ran crying and intending to raise some people to apprehend the said Powell for her mother's murder, as she supposed. Said Powell, running after the daughter, and having a great mastie dog, set the dog on her, which held her fast till the said Powell came, and he beat her cruelly, and she would have been murdered, but that she was rescued by others. The said Powell ran away, leaving the mother for dead. After- wards, by procurement of the said William Hay, Powell came to London, and made an affidavit (set forth in detail), dated 10 June 18 Jas. I. Thomas Powell of Clerowe, co. Radnor, Yeoman, aged 30. This Ex- aminant had brought Elizabeth Probert to a place called Ridspence near Hereford. Robert Smith, Thomas Prichard and one Thomas Prichard who was reported to be a Constable there, Watkin Prees, Moruce Prees, Thomas Whitney, Roger Thomas. Wm. Prosser and others there present were requested to aid in execution of the writ, and, having gone about a quarter of a mile to a place called Whitnes Woode, being the highway to Hereford, William Powell, son in law to the said Elizabeth Probart, Roger Powell and Thomas Powell his brothers, Jno Probart, Wm. Probart, Elinor Powell, Elizabeth Probart, Barbara Morice, Roger Thomas, William Prosser, used opprobrious words to Examinant, and that she should go no further and rescued her, and assaulted Examinant, etc., etc., etc.* Defts. Wm. Hay, Thos. Powell als. Hay, John Vaughan als. Farthing- gall, Hugh Powell, Henry Powell, Sibell wife of Thomas ap John, david ap John, Thomas Whitney, Thomas George, William Powell, John Griffith, Robert Whitney, Richard ap John, Howell Lloid and William James. Plea and demurrer of Wm. Haye, Gent. and Thomas Powell. Sworn 14 July, 18 James I. Defts are charged with pressing or taking up maidens to be sent to Virginia, but no names have been given, etc. Answer of Hugh Powell one of the Defts. Denies all charges. Sworn 23 Apl. 19 Jas. I. (1622). Plea and Demurrer of Wm. Hay, Gent. Sworn 1 Feb. 18 Jas. I. (1620/1). On 9 Jan. 18 Jas. I. Humfrey East by his deed acquitted this Deft. from the said Bill and all matters therein, and is contented that the same be taken off the file. William Powell, Roger Powell, and Thomas Powell, sons of Hn^h Powell of Brilley (will 1617) were of the family who later lived at the Travely, Llowes. This Thomas Powell is to be distinguished from 'Thomas Powell als Hay', the later apparently setting the mastiff on Elizabeth Probert the younger.
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