Saturday, November 3, 2012

Remembering the Newport Uprisng 3rd/4th November 1839 - The names of the working people who gave their lives in the battle for democracy, who were shot dead outside the Westgate Hotel Newport, Wales


Codd, John of Pembrokeshire
Davies,David of Waunhelygen, Brynmawr
Davies,Son of David Davies of Waunhelygen
Davies,Evan,Collier,residence unknown
Davis, John,Carpenter of Pontnewyndd
Evans,William, Miner from Tredegar
Farraday,William, Collier,of Blackwood
Jonathan,John probably from Blaina
Griffiths,William,probably of Merthyr
Lansdown,Robert ,Unknown,
Meredith,Reece of Tredegar
Morgan,David, Tinker of Tredegar
Morris, John, Miner,residence unknown
Shell,George,Carpenter of Pontypool
Thomas,Abraham,Collier of Blaina
Thomas, Isaac,of Nantyglo
Williams,Deserter from 29th Regiment.
Williams, Williams of Cwmtillery
William Aberdare,Unknown
John the Roller of Nantyglo

It is the People who make History and the People alone





Police spy report on a Chartist meeting in Birmingham on 6th November 1839.

Mr Fussell opened the meeting by reading from the 'Sun' newspaper an account of the Riots in Wales, after he had read the paper, he said he was very glad to see the People of Wales was stirring and by this time the people of Newport had declared their independence, and that he hoped in a short time they would be prepared to proclaim themselves a Republic, he said a Man would be deputed to go to Wales and learn the particulars and that we do hold a public meeting on the day he returns, and that it should be such a meeting that had never been held in the Town.

That they should petition the Queen to give them universal suffrage or they would take it by force. Many said we will have it or die for it.

PLEASE NOTE THAT POLICE SPIES PLAYED A ROLE IN FAILURE OF CHARTIST UPRISING IN 1839 - Nickglais

See Also :

http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/wales-newport-uprising-1839-zephaniah.html