c.1800

18, April 2016

A Royal Navy ship calls at the island in order to capture seamen to man warships for the huge up scaling of naval effort during the Napoleonic wars. The men are tricked into being caught by one Shon Rhys Griffiths, an English speaking visitor. The wives and families of the captured men are furious with Griffiths and drive him off the island, and their menfolk are returned following a petition from Lord Newborough.

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