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MCXCV. 

INSPEXIMUS BY HENRY VI. OF THE CHAETERS OF 
(1) 2 HENRY IV., (2) 33 EDWARD III., AND (3) 17 EDWARD 
II., CONFIRMED BY RICHARD EARL OF WARWICK AND 
ANNE HIS WIFE TO THE BTJRGESSES OF CARDIFF. 

[Cardiff Castle.] 

25 March. 31 Hen. VI. 1453. 

Henricus Dei gratia Rex Anglie et Francie et dominus Hibernie omnibus 
ad quos presentes litere pervenerit salutem. 

Inspeximus literas patentes Henrici nuper Regis Anglie post conquestum 
quarti avi nostri faotas in hec verba. [mxxii, mlxxxvi.] 

Nos autem literas predictas dicti avi nostri quantum in nobis est acceptamus 
approbamus ratificamus necnon omnia et quecunque in eisdem literis contenta 
carissimis consanguineis nostris Ricardo Nevyll comiti Warwicie et Anne 
uxori ejus et heredibus eorum de corpore ejusdem Anne procreatis neonon 
quibuscunque burgensibus hominibus et tenentibus residentibus villarum de 
Kerdyf Coubrugge Neeth et Kenefegge ac eorum successoribus et eorum 
cuilibet tenore presencium concediraus et confirmamus. Eo quod de vero annuo 
valore omnium premissorum seu alicujus inde parcelle seu de aliis donis sive 
concessionibus per nos prefatis Ricardo Nevyll et Anne ante hec tempora factis 
expressa mencio in presentibus factis non existit aut aliquo statuto actu 
ordinacione vel provisione facta sive edita non obstantibus. In cujus rei 
testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. 

Teste me ipso apud Redyng vicesimo quinto die Marcii anno regni nostri 
tricesimo primo. 

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Per breve de privato sigillo et de data predicta auctoritate Parliamenti et pro 

duobus marcis solutis in hanaperio. 

LoY. 
Irro(tulatum). 

The seal is gone. It was attached by a strong plait of red and green silk, 

composed of four cords, also plaited, each composed of twenty threads. 

Endorsed — ' Confirmatio Henrici sexti ut apparet.' 



MCXCVa. 
PEOOF OF THE EXISTENCE OF A LORDSHIP OF GLAMORGAN. 

[Margam Document.] 8 Aug. 1453. 

A farther proeffe that ther is a lordeship' called Q-lamorgan, etc. 

It is proved by the recorde of a cowert holden the viij''^ day of August anno 
regni Regis Henrici secti xxxj°- for the lordship of Lantwyd, befoer 
William Herbert knight than shyref of Glamorqan that Phellip ap 
Thomas, Johen' Aune, etc, were at the fyrst exigent for the flyinge owte of 
the contrey because they wold not answer the lorde for that that they the 
v^^ day of July last past apud Tossesmede infra dominium Gtlamorgancie with 
force and armes came with William Mathewe and others armed in warlike 
maner and made a great assalte upon the castell and towen of Cardieff, 
Isabele the doughter and heyre of the erle than beinge present, and ther 
feloniously did kyll and murder Jenkyn ap Johen' ap Hoele ap Eynon, and 
also came the sonday then next foUowinge with the said William to the hethe 
by Kardieff and ther felloniously dyd kyll and murder Jankyn Kut and 
others. 



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MCXCVI. 

aUIT-CLAIM BY WILLIAM AND JOHN STEADLYNa TO HENEY 
STEADLYNa OF EIGHT TO THE MANOE OF MEETHYE 
MAWE. 

[G.G.F.] 2JuNE. 32Hen. VL 1454. 

Noveritis universi per presentes nos Willelmus Stradlyng armigerum et 
JoHANNEM Stradlyng remisisse relaxasse et pro nobis et heredibus nostris 
imperpetuum quietum clamasse Henrico Stradlyng armigero heredibus et 
assignatis suis totum jus nostrum titulum et clameum que habuimus habemus 
seu habere poterimus de et in manerio de Merthelmaure cum pertinenciis. Ita 
quod nec nos prefati Willelmus et Johannes nec alter nostrum nec heredes 
nostri aliquod jus titulum seu clamium in predicto manerio cum pertinenciis de- 
cetero exigere clamare seu vendicare poterimus set ab omni accione jure titulo 
et clameo inde simus exclusi imperpetuum per presentes. Et nos vero prefati 
Willelmus et Johannes et heredes nostri predictum manerium cum pertinenciis 
prefato Henrico heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes waranti^abimus 
et defendemus imperpetuum. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto 
nostro sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus . Willelmo Herbert miUte . 

EOGERO VaUGHAN . JoHANNE FfLEMMYNG . EoBERTO EaGLAN . JoHANNE ap 

Grono ap luouR . et aliis. 

Dat' apud Merthelmaure predictam secundo die Junii anno regni Eegis 
Henrici sexti post conquestum Anglie tricesimo secundo. 

Two seals in red wax, on one label. The upper bears a rude trefoil ; the 
lower a bunch of grapes. From finger-rings. 

Endorsed — ' Eelaxatio Willelmi et Johannis Stradlyng facta Henrico 
Stradlyng de manerio de Merthermaure.' 



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MCXCYII. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY JOHN WYLLY, OF GYLVAZE IN DYNAS- 
POWES, AND EOBERT, HIS SON, TO JOHN SYMTHE OF 
SOUTHREWE, OF LAND AT DYNASPOWES. 

[Margam Charter.] 

5 OcT. 34 Hen. VI. 1455. 
Noverint universi per presentes nos Johannem Wylly de Gylvaze in Dynas- 
powES hosbondeman et Rorertum Wylly filium meum de eadem remisisse 
relaxasse et omnino pro nobis heredibus et executoribus nostris imperpetuum 
quietum clamasse Johanni Smythe de Southrewe in dominio predicto hosbonde- 
man heredibus executoribus et assignatis suis totum jus uostrum et clameum quod 
imiquam habemus habuimus seu quovismodo habere poterimus de et in septem 
aoris terre arabilis vocate Hardys Orcharde cujus caput abuttat ex parte orientali 
super terram quondam Johannis Tawnforde et terram domini Johannis Sutton 
ex parte oceidentali . et in latitudine inter rivulum vocatum Mylbroke et 
Lytylbryge ex parte australi . et altam viam extendentem a Dynaspowes usque 
molendinum ex parte boriali. Habendum et tenendum predictas septem acras 
terre arabilis cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefatis Johanni Smythe heredibus 
et assignatis suis imperpetuum de capitalibus dominis feodi iUius per redditus et 
servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. Ita quod nec nos prefati Johannes 
Wylly et Robertus filius meus nec heredes nostri nec aliquis nomine nostro 
aliquid juris vel clamei in predictis septem acris terre arabilis cum suis pertinentiis 
decetero exigere clamare seu vendicare poterimus nec debemus in futuro . set ab 
omni accione juris et clamei inde simus exclusi imperpetuum per presentes. Et 
nos vero predicti Johannes Wylly . Robertus filius meus et heredes nostri 
predictas septem acras terre arabilis cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefatis 
Johanni Smyth heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus 
acquietabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic 



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presenti scripto sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus . Domino Willelmo 
Herbert milite tunc vicecomite Glamorgancie et Morgancie . Rogero Vazhan 
coronatore &lammorgancie et Morgancie . Johanne Kewe de Cokbryge . 
JoHANNE Wylly de Westrewe . cum JoHANNE Fabyan . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Dynaspowes . quinto die mensis Octobris . anno regni Regis 
Henrici sexti post conquestum Anglie tricesimo quarto. 



MCXCVIII. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY ALICE, WIDOW OF THOMAS CRIKLADE, TO 
SIR WILLIAM HERBERT, KNT., OF THE MANORS OF 
LANDOUGH AND ST. MARY-CHURCH, AND THE MOIETY 
OF THE MANOR OF WEST ORCHARD. 

[Margam Charter.] 

25 Feb. 34 Hen. VI. 1456. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Aliciam que fui uxor Thoma Criklade 
consanguineam et heredem Roberti le Walshe armigeri videlicet filiam Johanne 
que fuit uxor Johannis Stodley filie Roberti le Walshe senioris patris predicti 
Roberti le Walshe militis junioris patris predicti Roberti le Walshe armi- 
geri remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me et heredibus meis quietum clamasse 
WiLLELMO Herbert militi heredibus et assignatis suis totum jus meum titulum 
et clameum que habeo habui seu quovismodo in futurum habere potero in 
maneriis de Landogh' et Seint Mariechurche ac in medietate manerii de West 
Orchard simul cum omnibus aliis terris et tenementis pratis pascuis pasturis 
boscis et vastis redditibus reversionibus et serviciis una cum advocacione ecclesi- 



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anun de Landogh et S. M. C. cum pertinenciis in comitatu Glamorgancie et 
MoRGANCiE in Wallia que nuper fuerunt predicti Roberti le Walshe armigeri. 
Ita quod nec ego predicta Alicia nec heredes mei nec aliquis alius nomine nostro 
aKquod jus titulum seu clameum in eisdem maneriis ac medietate manerii simul 
cum omnibus aliis terris et tenementis, etc, et serviciis una cum advocacionibus 
predictis cum suis pertinenciis decetero habere clamare seu vendicare poterimus 
set ab omni accione jure titulo et clameo inde simus exclusi imperpetuum per 
presentes. Et ego vero predicta Alicia et heredes mei predicta maneria ao 
medietatem manerii simul cum aliis terris, etc, etc, et serviciis unacum advo- 
cacionibus predictis cum suis pertinenciis predicto Willelmo Herbert militi 
heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et defendemus 
imperpetuum per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo 
sigillum meum apposui. Et quia sigillum meum pluribus est incognitum ideo 
tam sigillum commune abbatis et conventus de Stanley juxta Calne in 
comitatu Wiltes' quam sigillum commune burgensium ville de Calne predicta 
in fidem et testimonium premissorum presenti scripto apponi proouravi. Hiis 
testibus . Thomas Herbert constabulario castri de Kaerdyff . Lodowico ap 
Jevan ap David . Johanne Herbert . Rogero Arnold . Johanne ap Gtrono 
ap IvouR . Thoma Nerber armigeris . Hoelo Carne gantilman et multis aliis. 

Datum vicesimo quinto die Ffebruarii anno r. E,. Henrici sexti p. c. A. 
tricesimo quarto. 

Three labels, white wax ; as many seals, of which the 3rd is gone. 

Of the Ist seal a fragment remains bearing a griffin statant, perhaps a crest. 
2. Seal of Stanley Abbey. (See Birch Catal. of 8eals in the British Museum, 
No. 4,079.) 

On the reverse the impression of a small ring seal, bearing the initials of the 
above Alice, A.C, between two sprigs of foliage. 

Endorsed — ' Irrotulatur in Gilhalda ville de Calne coram Gerardo de Stroud 
et Willelmum Longo Ballivis de Calne die et anno infrascriptis.' 



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The pedigree set forth in this deed is as foUows : — 

I. Robert le Walshe, 8en.= 

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II. Sir Robert le Walshe, Knt.= John Stodley=Johanna. 



Walter Morton=Wenllian. 



III. Robert le Walshe,=Elizabeth, Thomas Criklade=Alice, cousin and heiress 

ob. sine hered. widow 1427. of Rob. le Walshe, IIL, 

1456. 

The family of Wallensis, or le Walsh, whose name speaks their foreign origin, were early settlers at 
Llandough by Cowbridge, where they built the castle, and lie buried in the church. They also held the 
contiguous manor of St. Marychurch. 

Adam Waletis tests a Waleran charter, in the Francis collection of about 1200 : and Henricus Wallenais 
an Umfreville charter of about the same date (75 D. 15). A century later, in 1302, Dominus Johannes le 
Waleys, Knt., tests a Bonville charter (75 B. 22). In the Spenser Survey of 1320, Adam Welsh held one 
knight's fee in Llandoch and St. Marychurch. 

According to the local genealogists the descent is as follows : — 

I. Adam le Walsh, lord of Llandongh, contemporarj^ with John le Wales, 25 Edward I. He married 
Margaret, daughter and heiress of Thomas Bosnaber, and had — 1. Robert ; 2, Beatrice, married Aaron ap 
Howell vachan. 

II. Robert le Walsh, living 20 Edward II., bore ermine a bend gules. Married Ann, daughter of Robert 
German, and had — 1, Adam ; 2, Sybil, married John de St. Marychurch of county Pembroke. 

III. Adam le Walsh, lord of Llandoch and St. Marychurch, 1820. By writ dated OardiflE, 28th October, 
1326, Adam le Walsh was ordered to raise four hundred foot soldiers for the defence of thetown and castle 
of Oardiif . ( Writs, ii., 453.) 

The next descents are wanting, but there was a Sir Simon Walsh, Knt., lord of Llandough, who married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Bawson of Brigan ; a Sir Robert Walsh, who witnessed a Kenfig charter 
of 20 Richard II., and another Robert, who lived 4 Henry V. and 1 Henry VI. TheElizabethof the above 
gi-ant was evidently the widow of the latter Robert Walsh. She seems to have had a son or sons then 
living, who probably died, as the property passed to the reversioners. How the moiety of West Orchard 
came to the Walshes does not appear. The final representatives of the name were two sisters, Gwenllian 
and Bettina or Elizabeth. 

Gwenllian Walsh of Llandough, part of whose sepulchral brass remains in that church, and bears the 
following : — ' Hic jacet Wenllian Walsh, quondam uxor Walteri Morton, dom. manerii predicti. Quse 
obiit 25 die December, A.D. 1427. Cujus animae propicietur Deus. Amen.' Walter Morton was lord of 
Goston and constabie of Cardiff Oastle 9 Henrj' V. 

Elizabeth Walsh of Llandough, St. Marychurcb, and East Orchard, 7 Henry VI., final heiress, married 
John de Aune or Van. Their son, Payn Van of Marcross, is said to have sold Llandough aud St. Mary- 
church to Sir William Thoraas, 22 Henry VI. 



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MCXCIX. 
EXTEACT FEOM THE COURT-ROLL OF THE ABBOT OF MAE- 
OAM, AT KENFEG, WHEEEBY JEUAN AP GEYFFTTH IS 
ADMITTED TO ' GEBON YS LONDE ' FOE LIFE, WITH 
EEVEE8I0N TO HIS WIFE JOVVAN AND THEIE SON 
THOMAS FOE THEIE LIVES. 

[Margam Charter.] 

9 OcT. 38 Hen. VI. 1459. 

Ciiria domini abbatis de Margan tenta apud Kenfeg nono die mensis Octobris 
anno regni Eegis Henrici sexti post eonquestum tricesimo octavo coram Johanne 
Stradlyng armigero tunc ibidem senescallo. 

Ad istam curiam venit Jeuan ap Gtryffyth ap Gwelym et cepit de domino 
duas acras terre vocatas Gebon ys Londe situatas in longitudine inter pratum 
Thome Fote ex parte orientali et pratum Philippi Toker ex parte occidentali. 
In latitudine vero jacent inter terram domini abbatis et Philippi Hopkyn ex 
parte boriali et terram Johannis Tylere ex parte australi. Tenendum sibi ad 
terminum vite sue. Eeddendo inde annuatim ad festum Sancti Michaelis et ad 
festum annunciacionis beate Marie virginis xiiu. deuarios per equales porciones. 
Et post ejus decessum dietas duas acras terre remanebunt Jovvan verze^ 
Howelle uxori ejus ad termiuum vite sue si supervixerit maritum suum pre- 
dictum. Eeddendo inde annuatim ad festos predictos xiiu. denarios. Et post 
decessum dicte Jovvan predicte due acre remanebunt Thome ap Jeuuan ap Gtr' 
filio predictorum Jeuuan et Jovvan si supervixerit predictos Jeuuan et Jovvan. 
Tenendum sibi ad terminum vite sue. Eeddendo inde annuatim ad festos supra- 
dictos xiiu. denarios. Et debent sectam curie videlicet gradatim post eorum 
alterius deoessum modo et forma supradictis. Et predictus Jeuuan dat domino 
pro ingressu inde habendo lu. solidos iiu. denarios. Et predicta Jovvan solvet 
par cauponum pro ingressu habendo in dictis terris cum acciderit. Et predictus 



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Thomas solvet par cauponum pro ingressu habendo in dietis terris cum acciderit, 
et habent inde seisinam et cet. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum predioti 
senescalli presentibus est appensum. 

Datum apud Margan die et anno supradictis. 

No seal. Coryndown'. 

(1) 'Verch' or Merch. Filia. 

The pedigree appears to be : — 

G-welym= 

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Gryffyth= Howelle= 



Jevaii=Jovvan 

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Thomas. 



MCC. 

SUCCESSrVE GEANT IN TAIL BY PHILIP MAUNCELL, OF 
OXWICH, PENEICE, ETC, TO HIS SONS JOHN, LEONAED, 
AND JANKYN. 

[Margam Charter.] 

10 OcT. 38 Hen. VL 1459. 

Sciant p. et f. q. e. Philippus Mauncell' armiger d. c. et hac p. c. m. 
confirmavi Johanni Mauncell' . Leonardo Mauncell' et Jankyn Mauncell' 
fiUis meis omnia dominia sive castra mea de Oxinwich', Penryse, Nichol- 
aston', Skorlocastell, Porteynon et Horton . necnon terras tenementa et 
molendina apud Burry et Pytton et in villa et in burgo de Swaynesey et 

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LouGHER cum omnibus aliis terris et tenementis redditibus reversionibus serviciis 
pratis pascuis pasturis boscis aquis semitis piscariis warennis cum omnibus aliis 
commoditatibus et suis pertinenciis quibuscumque seu alibi jacentibus infra 
dominium Gouherie in Southwai-lia . eciam omnia alia terras, t. r. r. s. cum 
pertinenciis in villa et burgo de Kydwelly jacentia infra ducatum Lancastrie 
in Southwallia. Habendum et tenendum omnia predicta dominia sive castra 
de Ox. Pen. Nich. Sko. Port. et Hor. necnon terras tenementa et molendina 
apud BuRRY et Pytton cum pertinenciis et in villa et in burgo de Swaynesey et 
Lougher' . cum omnibus aliis terris et t. r. r. s. p. p. p. b. a. s. p. w. cum om. al. 
com. et suis pertinenciis jacentibus in Gtouheria et Kydwelly predictis prefatis 
Johanni Mauncell' . Leonardo M. et j. M. et heredibus de corporibus suis 
legittime procreatis faciendo inde capitalibus dominis feodorum illorum per redditus 
et servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. Et si contingat predictum Johannem 
Mauncell sine heredibus, etc, obire quod absit tunc volo quod omuia predicta 
dominia sive castra de 0., etc, etc, Pytton cum pertinenciis et in villa et in burgo 
de Swaynesey et Lougher, etc, commoditatibus et suis pertinenciis jacentibus 
in GrouHERiA et Kydwelly predictis remaneant Leonardo M. et heredibus 
suis, etc, feodorum illorum per redditus, etc, cousueta. Et si contingat predictum 
Leonardum, etc, obire, etc, remaneant Jankyn Mauncell et heredibus, etc, 
consueta. Et si contingat predictum Jankin, etc, obire, etc, Kidwelly pre- 
dictis revertant rectis heredibus dicti Philippi Mauncell in perpetuum. Et ego 
vero predictus Philippus M. armiger et heredes mei omnia predicta dominia sive 
castra de 0., etc, et Kydwelly predictis prefatis Johanni Leonardo et Jankyn et 
heredibus de corporibus suis legittime procreatis in forma predicta contra omnes 
gentes waranti^abimus et in perpetuum defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium 
huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Johanne ap 
Jevan ap Thomas locumtenente Willelmi Berkeley militis tunc seneseallo 
GouHERiE . JoHANNE ap David ap HoPKYN armigcro tunc coronatore Anglissh- 
erie Gouherie . domino Johanne William reetore de Swaynsey . Rees ap 



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GuiLLiAM ap Jevan ap Cradok . Thoma ap Jevan Gtwyne . Ricardo Cradok 
armigeris . David ap Gtuilliam ap Pryse gentilman et multis aliis. 

Datum apud castrum de Oxenwych x°- die Octobris . anno r. R. Henrici vi*'* 
post conquestum Anglie tricesimo octavo. 

Seal gone. 

Endorsed — 'Richart Mauncell/ and in a very late hand, 'An entaile of 
Nicholaston, Oxwich, Penrice, Porteynon, Horton, eto., by Ph. Manscell to his 
sonnes. Dated 10 October, Henrici 6"- 38^ anno.' 



MCCI. 

CONFIRMATION BY HENRY VI. OF THE ROYAL GRANT 
OF THE CASTLES OF KIDWELLY, OGMORE, ETC, TO 
TRUSTEES, WITH ADDITIONAL TRUSTEES, Etc. 

[W. Hardy, L. C. 241, ET seq. from Rot. Parl., 38 Hen. VI., No. 28, 

IN TURR. LOND.] 

20 Nov. 38 Hen. VI. 1459. 
Rex omnibus . etc. 

Cum nos nuper . etc, per alias literas nostras patentes sub sigillo nostro 

prsedicto factas . quarum datum est apud castrum nostrum de Wyndesore 

vicesimo nono die Junii anno regni nostri vicesimo tertio . dederimus etc. [see 

MCLXXIII.] 

Quas quidem omnes predictas literas nostras auctoritate Parliamenti nostri 
apud Westmonasterium [vicesimo] quinto die Februarii anno regni nostri 
vicesimo tertio incepti et usque duodecimum diem Martii anno regni nostri 
vicesimo quarto et postea durantis . eodem duodecimo die ratificaverimus . con- 
firmaverimus et approbaverimus ac omnia et singula castra dominia . etc, eisdem 
episcopis . etc, et predictis aliis personis jam defunctis heredibus et assignatis 



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suis auctoritate predicta dederimus et concesserimus . habendum sibi et heredibus et 
assignatis suis in perpetuiCm . etc. 

Et quia quamplures de dictis f eoffatis ab hac luce migraverint . nos de fidelitate . 
circumspectione et conscientiis Thom^ Cantuariensis, Willelmi Eboracensis 
archiepiscoporum . etc, plenius confidentes . ac certis de causis necessariis nos 
intime moventibus . ex certa scientia et mero motu nostris . auctoritate presentis 
Parliamenti nostri apud Coventreiam vicesimo die Novembris anno regni nostri 
tricesimo octavo inchoati et tenti . ordinamus . concedimus . et stabilimus . quod 

predicti Thomas Cantuariensis . Willelmus Eboracensis archiepiscopi . 

etc, habeant statum in omnibus castris . maneriis . dominiis . etc, et ea omnia 
habeant et teneant sibi . heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum ad perficiendum 
et perimplendum inde voluntatem nostram de et super disposicione eorundem . 
etc, de nobis et heredibus nostris per fidelitatem tantum . etc, adeo plene et 
integre . etc, sicut nos omnia premissa prefato Willelmo Wyntoniensi . etc, 
dedissemus . etc Et nos et heredes nostri omnia premissa cum pertinentiis 
prefatis Thome Cantuariensi . Willelmo Eboracensi archiepiscopis . etc, 
heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus imperpetuum . etc 

See also Hardy, L.C., p. 264, et seq. for a subsequent feoflEment made of certain parcels of the Duchy of 
Lancaster, including those in the coimty of Glamorgan, to new feoffees in the room of certain of them 
deceased. From Rot. Parl. 39 Henry VI., No. 35, in Turr. Lond. 1460—1. 

MCCII. 

GRAI^T BY THOMAS JACOB TO SIR HUGH JOHN AND HIS 
WIFE OF A TENEMENT IN SWANSEA. 

[G. G. F.] 

19 Mar. 38 Hen. yi. 1460. 

Sciant presentes et futiiri quod ego Thomas Jacob de Savaynesey dimisi 
concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Hugoni John' militi et Matildi 
vergh Eees uxori sue unum tenementum cum pertinenciis quod nuper habui 



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simul cum Howell Cutta ex dono et feoffamento Willelmi Dier de Sway- 
NESEY et Matildis uxoris ejus jacentes in vico Piscatoris infra dictam villam de 
SwAYNESEY intcr tenementum custodis Hospitalis Sancti David de Swaynesey 
ex parte boriali et tenementum Johannis Sadler ex parte austraK ex extendit 
se a regali via ex parte orientali usque ad tenementum Thome Beed ex parte 
occidentali. Habendum et tenendum predictum tenementum cum omnibus suis 
pertinenciis predictis Hugoni John militi et Matildi uxoris sue heredibus et 
assignatis ipsius Hugonis John de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per redditus 
et servicia inde debita et de jure consueta imperpetuum. Et ego vero predictus 
Thomas et heredes mei predictum tenementum cum omnibus suis pertinenciis 
predictis Hugoni John et Matildi uxori sue heredibus et assignatis ipsius 
HuGONis JoHN contra heredes et executores meos warantizabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum 
apposui. Hiis testibus . Willelmo Berkeley tunc senescallo Gtouherie et 
Kilvey . WiLLELMO Madoc scuiori tunc preposito ville de Swaynesey . Rees 

ap GuiLLIM . JOHANNE MaUNCELL . ThOMA EeED . HoWELL BaRBOUR . 

JoHANNE Sadler ct multis aliis. 

Dat' apud Swaynesey decimo nono die Marcii anno regni Regis Henrici 
sexti post conquestum tricesimo octavo. Per Joh. Thomkyn. 



MCCIII. 

mSTITUTION BY JOHN HUNDEN, BISHOP OF LLANDAFF, 

OF EODEICK AP TO BE PEEPETUAL VICAE OF 

THE PAEISH CHUECH OF ST. MAEY, ABEEAVON. 

[Margam Charter.] 20 April. 1460. 

JoHANNEs permissione divina Landavensis episcopus dilecto uobis in Christo 
domino Eodrico ap ^ capellano salutem gratiam ad benedictionem. 



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Ad ecclesiam parochialem Sancte Marie de Avene jam vacantem ad quam 
per Thomam abbatem monasterii [beate M]arie de Morgan olim et ejusdem 
loci conventum presentatus existis te vicarium perpetuum instituimus in eadem 
cum omnibus suis juribus et peiiinentiis universis jure et dignitate nostris et 
ecclesie Landavensis in omnibus semper salvis. In cujus rei testimonium 
sigillum nostnim presentibus est appensum. 

Datum Bristoll^ xx°- die Aprilis anno domini millesimo quadringentesimo 
sexagesimo et nostre consecrationis anno secundo. 

Endorsed — ' Aven Cliurche.' 

(1) The name eaten avvay by rats. 

John Himden, Prior of King'3 Langley, Herts, appointed to Llandaff 25th August, 1458, resigned 
hefore 147G. 

MCCIY. 

EXTRACT FEOM THE INQUISITION POST MORTEM OF JOHN 
MOWBEAY, DTJKE OF NOEFOLK, CONCEENING SWANSEA 
AND GOWEE. 

[Inq. p. mort,, 1 Edw. IY., No. 46, m. 12.] 

12 May. 2 Edw. IY. 1462. 

Inquisitio capta apud Lemynstre in comitatu Herefordie duodecimo die 
mensis Maii anno regni Eegis Edwardi quarti secundo. 

qui dieunt .... quod Johannes nuper dux Norffolchie 

tenuit eastrum et manerium de Swaynsey ac terras et dominia de 

GowER et Kylvey cum pertinentiis except' dominium manerium et feodum de 
Landymere cum suis pertinentiis infra dominium de Gower predictum et 
triginta quatuor acras terre arabilis et sex acras prati in Oystermouth infra 
dominium de Gower predictum ex dono et concessione Willelmi de Breouse 
chivaler factis Johanni de Moubray de [Axholm] chivaler et Aline uxoris sue 
et heredibus de corporibus ipsorum Johannis et Aline exeuntibus virtute, etc, 



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Et ulterius dicunt quod Johannes nuper dux obiit 

seisitus de uno feodo in Penrys in dicto dominio de Gtower quod Johannes 

quod valet cum acciderit centum solidos . uno feodo militis in dicto 

dominio de Gtgwer qui {sic) idem Philippus nuper tenuit quod valet cum acciderit 
oentum solidos . dimidio feodo militis in La[n]guith in predicto dominio de 
Gower [quod JoHANNEs] Delamare nuper tenuit quod valet cum acciderit l^- etc. 

quarta pars^ unius feodi in Podwyndon in [dicto dominio] de Gtower 

que Symon Wyngham nuper tenuit que valet cum acciderit xxv^- . uno feodo 
militis Rayneldeston in dominio de Gtower predicta quod Ricardus Vernon 
nuper tenuit quod valet cum acciderit c^- . dimidio feodo militis in Langern in 
dominio de Gower predicto quod Thomas Deny's nuper tenuit quod valet cum 
acciderit l^- . dimidio feodo militis in Necleston in dominio de Gtoaver predicto 
quod RiCARDUS Mauncell nuper tenuit quod valet cum acciderit l^* . uno feodo 
militis apud Ulpeden in dominio de Gtower predicto, etc. 

(1) Should be •quarta parte.' 



MCOV. 

LEASE FOR LIVES BY PHILIP MAUNOELL, ESaUIRE, TO 
JAKE GAMAN, MARGARET G^OOH HIS WIFE, AND 
ISABELLA THEIR DAUGHTER, OF A TENEMENT IN 
0ONSTABLE'S DOWN, IN THE FEE OF OTSTERMOUTH, 

IN GOWER. 

[Margam Charter.] 

3 April. 40 Hen. VI. 1462. 

Sciant p. et f. q. e. Philippus Mauncell' armiger dedi concessi et hac preseati 
carta mea confii-mavi Jake Gaman' et Margarete Gogh' uxori sue et Isabelle 
filie eorundem totum illud tenementum cum omnibus suis pertinenciis jacens 



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apud Constabill' ys doune in feodo de Otstermouth'. Habendum et tenen- 

dum totum illud tenementum cum omnibus suis pertinenciis prefatis Jake Gtaman 

et Margarete uxori sue et Isabelle filie eorum ad terminum vite eoram et 

eorum utriusque diucius viventis. Reddendo inde annuatim michi prefato 

Philippo et heredibus meis sexdecim solidos ad festa Pasche et Sancti Michaelis 

archangeli per equales porciones . Et pro justamento averiorum suorum tres 

solidos solvendos ad quodlibet festum nativitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste 

annuatim et unum animal vel decim solidos pro herieto cum legitime acciderit 

post decessum cujuslibet eorum pro omnibus aliis serviciis et demandis. Et ego 

vero prediotus Philippus heredes et assignati mei totum illud predictum tene- 

mentum cum omnibus suis pertinenciis prefato Jacke Gaman et Margarete 

uxori sue et Isabelle filie eorundem ad terminum vite eorum et eorum utriusque 

diucius viventis . contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defen- 

demus. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum apposui. 

Hiis testibus . Johanne Mauncell' . Henrico Crompp . Ricardo Perkyn et 

multis aliis. 

Datum apud Oxwich' tercio die mensis Aprilis' anno renni (stc) Regis 
Henrici sexti post conquestum xl™°- 
Small signet, red wax, a crowned ' P.' 

(1) The accession of Edward IV. on 4 March, 1-161, had apparently not been announced in Gowerland 
at this date. 



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MCCYI. 

CONFIRMATION BY EICHAED NEYILLE, EAEL OF WAEWICK, 
TO HOWELL CAENE, OF LAND IN LE BEODEMEDE, 

Etc. 

[Carne MS.] 

8 JuLY. 2 Edw. IY. 1462. 

EiCARDus Nevil comes War' et dominus Gtlamorganc' et Morganc' omnibus 
ad quos presentes litere nostre patentes pervenerint salutem. 

Sciatis me concessisse et per has literas nostras patentes confirmasse Howello 
Carne sex acras prati jacentes in le Brodemede quas nuper Petrus 
Johannes tenuit et post decessum Petri Johannis quidam Henricus 
Basset tenuit et post decessum dicti Henrici quidam Jack Basset filius 
dicti Henrici tenuit sine titulo eaque de causa devenerunt in manus domini 
EicARDi de Bellocampo nuper comitis War' et nuper domini le Despencer 
Glamorganc' et Morganc' ut de jure Isabelle consortis sue et postea 
predicti dominus comes et comitissa ex unanimi consensu et assensu dederunt 
et concesserunt predictas sex acras prati predicto Howello Carne habendum 
sibi heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum. Eeddendo inde prefatis 
comiti et comitisse ac eorum heredibus et assignatis quinque solidos redditus 
per annum ad terminos de Hockeday et Sancti Michaelis sectas curie et 
omnia alia fines inde prius debitos et consuetos per literas predictorum 
comitis et comitisse prefato Howello Carne confectas quarum datum est 
in cancellaria de Kaerdiff die Dominica proxima post festum Sancti 
Michaelis anno Eegis Henrici sexti quarto prout similiter plenius 
apparet in compoto ballivi de Dynaspowis de anno ejusdem regis xxxvij. 
Habendum et tenendum predictas sex acras prati cum pertinentiis prefato 
Howello Carne heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum de nobis et heredibus 
nostris. Eeddendo inde annuatim nobis et heredibus nostris redditus et servicia 
supra nominata ad terminos predictos. In cujus rei testimonium has literas 
nostras fieri fecimus patentes. 

9g 



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Datum in cancellaria nostra de Kaerdiff sub sigillo cancellarie nostre de 
Kaerdiff predicte octavo die Julii anno regni Regis Edwardi quarti post 
conquestum Anglie secundo. 

Ac eciam concessimus eidem Howello heredibus et assignatis suis duas acras 

iiii .... prati in Lamburste et unam acram prati ibidem vocatam 

EvERARD cum pertinenoiis jacentes infra donunium nostrum predictum tenendum 
eidem Howello et assignatis suis imperpetuum. Reddendo inde nobis et heredibus 
nostris annuatim iiij.s. vjcL ad terminos predictos. 




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Appended to the parchment is the seal of the Cardiff Chancery, in white wax, 
three inches and a quarter diameter, of excellent design and execution, though 
much rubbed and broken. 

Obverse : a mounted knight in plate armour, sword uplifted, and shield dis- 
played ; thereon tbe Neville saltire, with a label. The helmet carries a swan's 
head and neck out of a ducal coronet ; the spurs are long and rowelled. The 
caparisons are much rubbed, but on the horse's shoulder are seen the armorial 
bearings of Montacute and Monthermer quarterly, and on the counter, quarterly 
of four grand quarters, i. and iv., Clare quartering Le Despenser. ii. and 
III. (1 and 4) Newburgh Earl of Warwick, the chevron charged with five 



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leopards' heads jessant-de-ljs, for Cantilupe. (2 and 3) Beauchamp. It must 
be remembered that these arms are represented as if seen in a mirror, or reversed. 
The ground of the seal is covered with conventional foliage. 

Eeverse : A large full-bottomed shield, charged with, quarterly, four grand 
quarters : — i. and iv., Clare, three chevrons ; quartering Le Despenser, 
quarterly, 2 and 3, a fret, over all a bendlet ; ii. and iii., Montacute, three 
fusils conjoined in fess, quartering Monthermer, an eagle displayed. 

Two crests on open helmets, facing toward each other : dexter, Beauchamp, 
out of a ducal coronet a swan's head and neck ; sinister, Montacute, out of a 
ducal coronet a griffin statant. 

Supporters : dexter, a bear rampant, chained ; sinister wanting. In base, 
below the shield, two ragged staves, the NeviUe badge. The mantlings and 
lambrequins are exceedingly bold and free. The legend is broken, but was 
the same upon both faces. 

A perfect impression of the obverse of this seal is preserved in the British 
Museum. The legend is — ' : Sigillum : Ricardi : Nevil : Comitis : "Warwici : 
DoMiNi : GrLAMORGANCiE ET MoRGANCiE.' Thc matrix also is preserved. 

Richard Neville, the ' King-maker', Eurl of Salisbury and Warwick, and Lord of Glamorgan in right of 
his wife, was eldest son of Richard. Earl of Salisburj-, by Alice. daughter and heiress of Thomas ilontacute. 
Earl of Salisbury. He mamed Anne, daughter and heiress of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, bv 
Isabel Le Despenser, heiress of her niece, Anne Beauchamp, who died 3rd January, 27 Henry VI. (1449), being 
the daughter and heiress of Henry, Duke of Warwick. Richard Beauchamp was son of William, Lord of 
Abergavenny, which Lordship was settled upon him by Hastings. Earl of Pembroke, to whose ancestor it 
came with the heii-ess of Cantilupe. 

Richard Neville was created Earl of Warwick 23rd July, 1444, and became Earl of Salisbury in 1462, 
two years after the beheading of his father. He fell at Barnet, 1471 (2 Edward IV.), leaving his wife, 
who survived until after 5 Henry VII. 

They had two daughters, co-heiresses, (I.) Isabell Neville, bom at Warwick Castle, oth September, 14.51, 30 
Henry VI.; married at Calais, llth July, 14(59, 9 Edward IV., to George, Duke of Clarence ; and (II.) 
Ann Neville, who man-ied (1.) Edward, Prince of Wales, son to Henry VI., and (2) Richard, Duke of 
Gloucester. Ann Neville died 1484, just after Richard became King. 

Richard Neville bore gules, a saltire argent, a label of three points gobony argent and azure. 

The Charter, dated 2 Edward IV. (1462), was granted when the gi-eat Earl was in the height of his 
power. By the victory of Towton, in the preceding year, he had seated the family of York upon the throne : 
and two years later, in 1464, he undertook the brUliant embassy to France, to woo Bona of Savoy for the 
King, all unconscious of the evils to which this proposal was to give rise. It is curious that the Countess, 
in whose right he acted, should not be a party to the grant, although her quarterings preponderate upon 



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the seal. Her mother, Isabel, the Despenser heu-ess, is mentioned with her husband, Richard Beanchamp, 
in the body of the deed. 

Howell Carne, in whose favour the Charter is granted, seems to have been the first of his name who 
settled at Nash, which he acquired with his wife, Tybote, the daughter and heiress of John Giles of Nash, 
a cadet of Giles of Gileston. Hewas a very active and a very acquisitive person, and added largely to his 
wife's estate. His son, John, was the f ather of a second Howell, who fiourished in the reign of Henry VIII. 



MCCVII. 
OEANT BY JEVAN AP GRUFFITH AP LLEWELLTN TO GRUF- 
FITH AP REES AP DAVID OF LANDS IN THE DEMESNE 
OF TREZARLL' IN LANGONOYD. 

[Margam Charter.] 
CiRCUMcisioN. 1 Jan. 2 Edw. IV. 1463. 

Sciant presentes et fiituri quod ego Jevan ap GrRurr' ap Ll'n dedi concessi 
et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Gtruff' ap Rees ap David' heredibus suis et 
assignatis omnia terras et tenementa prata pasturas boscos et vasta cum suis 
pertinentiis que michi ceciderint post mortem Gtruff' ap Jevan prout jacent in 
dominio de Trezarll' in parochia de Langonoyd in loco vocato Kadehenny. 
Habendum et tenendum omnia predicta terras et tenementa prata pasturas boscos 
et vasta cum suis pertinentiis prefato Gruff' ap Rees heredibus suis et assignatis 
de capitali domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure 
consueta imperpetuum. Et ego vero prefatus Jevan ap Q-ruff' ap Ll'n et 
heredes mei omnia predicta terras et tenementa prata pasturas boscos et vasta 
cum suis pertinentiis predicto Gtruff' ap Rees ap David' heredibus suis et 
assignatis contra omnes gentes imperpetuum warantizabimus et defendemus, In 
cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum apposui. Hiis 
testibus . David ap Gruff' ap Ricard' clerico . David ap Howell' ap Jevan 
ap Rees . WiLLELMO ap Gtruff' ap Philip . Ll'n ap Jevan Vaghan . Ll'n ap 
Gruff' ap Ll'n et aliis. 

Datum in festo circumcisionis Domini anno regni Regis Edwardi quarti post 
conquestum secundo. 

Small round seal, red wax, the initial letter ' L.' 



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MCCVIII. 

WAERANT OF WILLIAM, LORD HERBERT, WARDEN OF 
SWANSEA, GOWEE, AND KTLYET, DURING NONAGE OF 
JOHN, SON OF THE DUKE OF NORFOLK, TO THE STEWARD 
OF GOWER, IN THE CAUSE OF PENRES VERSUS MAUN- 
CELL, FOR EJECTMENT IN PENRES, Etc. 
[Makgam Charter.] 

1 Mar. 2 Edw. IV. A.D. 1463. 
WiLLELMUs Herbert niiles ac dominus Herbert, custos castri et ville de 
SwAYNSEY ac dominiorum Gouherie et Ktlvey virtute litterarum patencium 
illustrissimi et prepotentissimi principis et domini domini Edwardi Dei gracia 
Regis Anglie et Francie ac domini Hibernie dicto Willelmo domino 
Herbert directarum, durante minore etate Johannis filij et heredis Johannis 
nuper ducis Norffolcie, senescallo nostro Gowherie vel ejus locumtenenti, 
salutem. 

Questus est nobis Ricardus Penres quod Philippus Mauncell injuste et 
sine judicio disseisivit eum de libero tenemento suo in Penres Porteygnon et 
Hurton post primam transfretacionem domini Henrici Regis, filij Regis 
Johannis, in Vasconiam. Et ideo tibi precipimus, quod si predictus Ricardus 
fecerit te securum de clamio suo prosequendo tunc facias tenementum illud 
reseisiri de catallis que in ipso capta fuerint et ipsum tenementum cum catallis 
esse in pace usque ad proximum comitatum nostrum Anglissherie Gowherie 
apud SwAY'NSEY tenendum. Et interim facias duodecim liberos et legales 
homines de vicenagio illo videre tenementum illud et nomina eorimi imbreviari. 
Et summoneas eos per bonos summonitores quod tunc sint ibi coram te vel 
locumtenente tuo parati inde facere recognitionem. Et pone per vadia et salvos 
plegios predictum Philippum vel ballivum suum si ipse inventus non fuerit 
quod tunc sit ibi auditurus illam recognitionem. Et habeas ibi summonitores, 
nomina, plegios et hoc breve. 

Teste me ipso apud Swaynesey primo die Marcij anno regni Regis Edwardi 
quarti post conquestum secundo. 



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MCCYIIIa. 

PRECIPE OF JOHN AP JEVAN AP THOMAS, STEWARD OF 

SWANSEA, OOWER AND KYLVEY, TO JOHN AP DAVID, 

CORONER OF THE ENOLISHEY OF GOWER, IN THE 

ABOVE CAUSE. 

[Margam Charter,] 

2 Mar. 2 Edw. IV. A.D. 1468. 

Johannes ap Jevan ap Thomas Senescallus de Sweynsay Gtouheria et 
Kylvey Johanni ap David coronatori Anglissherie Gtowherie salutem. 

Cum Ricardus Penres questus fuerit domino meo Willelmo domino 
Herbert custodi ville et dominiorum predictorum etc, quod Philippus 
Mauncell eum iujuste et sine judicio disseisivit de libero tenemento suo in 
Penres Porteynon et Hurton post primam transfretacionem domini Henrici 
Regis filii Johannis Regis in Vasconiam, Ideo virtute brevis michi inde directi 
tibi precipio quod [si] predictus Ricardus fecerit te sec. de cl. suo proseq. tunc 
ffacias tenem. illud reseis. de catal. que capta fuerint et ipsum ten. cum catal. 
esse in pace usque ad prox. com. Anglissherie Q-owherie apud Swaynsey 
tenendum. Et interim ffacias xu, lib. et leg. hom. videre ten. illud et nomina 
eorum inbreviari. Et sum. eos per bonos sum. quod sint ad prefat. com. 
coram me vel locumtenente meo parati inde facere recogn. Pone per vad. et salv. 
pleg. predictum Philippum vel ballivum suum si ipse inventus non fuerit quod 
tunc siut ibi audit. illam recogn. Et habeas ibi sum. nomina plegios et hoc 
preceptum. 

Datum sub sigillo meo apud Sweynsey secundo die Maroij anno reg. Regis 
Edwardi quarti post conquestum secundo. 

Illegible endorsement ' . . . . que un Reynold Skurlage intra et enfeffa le dit 

tenement par force de quelle il ])r^ so que un Richard Clement entra et 

le dit Richard de son p'ission amena s q* le dit Philippe . . . tenant reentra 
come bien lui lais . . et d . . . si . . . . doit vers le dit Philippe MauncelL' 



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MCCIX. 

aUIT-CLAIM BY EICHARD CAUSE TO SIR KVGrB. JOHN AND 
MATILDIS, HIS WIFE, OF A BURGAGE IN FISCHER 
STRETE, SWANSEY. 

, [G. G. F.] 

30 April. 3 Edw. IV. 1463. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Ricardum Cause nuper de Swaynesey 
remississe relaxasse et omnino pro me et heredibus meis quietumclamasse Hugoni 
JoHx militi et Matildi uxori sue heredibus et assignatis ipsius Hugoni[s] 
imperpetuum totum jus meum titulum et clameum que habeo habui seu 
quovismodo in futuro habere potero de et in uno burgagio cum pertinenciis quod 
nuper fuit Matildis Dier jacente in vico vocato Fischer Strete infra villam de 
SwAYNESEY inter tenementum rectoris de Swaynesey ex parte boriali et tene- 
mentum Johannis Sadler ex parte australi et regalem viam ex parte orientali 
et gardinum Thome E-eed ex parte occidentali. Ita videlicet quod nec ego 
predictus Ricardus Cause nec heredes mei nec aliquis alius per nos pro nobis 
seu nomine nostro aliquod jus titulum seu clameum in dicto burgagio cum perti- 
nenciis nec in aliqua inde parcella decetero exigere clamare seu vendicare 
poterimus nec debemus in futurum set ab omni accione jure et titulo inde simus 
exclusi imperpetuum per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti 
scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Johanne ap Jevan ap 
Thomas tunc senescallo Gtouherie . Willelmo Thomas tunc preposito ville de 
Swaynesey . Willelmo Thomas Daukyn'. Roberto Tomkyn'. Jevan Melyn'. 
Gr^iffith] ap Jevan ap Jevan Yoya . Ricardo ap Hopkyn Cradoc et multis 
aliis. 

Dat' apud Swaynesey ultimo die Aprilis anno regni Regis Edwardi quarti 
post conquestum tertio. 

Seal lost. q' Joh' Thomkyn. 



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MCCX. 

GRANT BT RICHARD AP HOWEL YAUGHAN AND ALIVA, 
HIS WIFE, TO WILLIAM RAGLAN AND ELIZABETH, HIS 
WIFE, OF LAND IN LANBLETHIAN. 

[Carne MS.] 

8 OcT. 3 Edw. IY. 1463. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos Ricardus ap Howell Yaughan et Aliva 
uxor mea filia et lieres Jankyn Walshe dedimus concessimus et hac presenti 
carta nostra confirmavimus Willelmo Eaglan et Elizabethe uxori ejus duos 
toftos duo gardina et duas acras prati cum pertinentiis in Lanblethian insimul 
jacentes in parte australi vie ducentis de Lanblethian predicta versus 
CowBRiGE inter rivulum ex parte orientali et viam quam Willelmus Carne 
tenet ibidem ex parte occidentali. Habendum et tenendum predictos duos toftos 
duo gardina et duas acras prati cum pertinentiis prefato Willelmo Raglan et 
Elizabethe uxori ejus et heredibus et assignatis predicti Willelmi de capitalibus 
dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de jure consueta imperpetuum. 
Et nos vero prefati Ricardus et Aliva et heredes nostri predictos toftos 
gardina et prata cum pertinentiis prefato Willelmo et Elizabethe heredibus et 
assignatis ipsius Willelmi contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre sigilla nostra 
apposuimus. Hiis testibus . Johanne Herbert . Johanne Basset armigeris . 
Jankyn Fflemyng . HowELL Carne gentilmen . Jevan Taylor . Johanne 
WiLKYN . David ap Llewelyn . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Lanblethian octavo die Octobris anno regni Regis Edwardi 
quarti post conquestum tercio. 

The two seals are missing. 



9h 



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MCCXI. 

EOYAL GRANT TO EOGER VAUGHAN, KNT., OF LANDS, ETC, 
IN OXENWICHE, GOWER, ETC, FORFEITED BY PHILIP 
MAUNCELL. 

[P. R. 0. RoT. Pat., 5 Edw. IY., p. 1, memb. 22.] 

23 March. 5 Edw. IY. 1465. 

Pro Eogero Yaghan milite. 

Eex omnibus ad quos, etc, salutem. 

Sciatis quod nos pro bono et laudabili servicio quod predilectus miles noster 
EoGERus Yaughan nobis impendit et indies impendere non desistit de gratia 
nostra speciali dedimus concessimus ac pro nobis et lieredibus nostris per 
presentes damus et concedimus eidem Eogero maneria de Oxenwiche, Scurla- 
castell', Nicholaston', Eeynoldeston' et Mauncellysfeld cum pertinentiis in 
dominio de Gower in partibus Wallie ac decem et octo mesuagia tria molendina 
aquatica unimi molendinum fullonicum ducentas acras terre duodecim acras prati 
et ducentas acras pasture cum pertinentiis in parochia de Llanrydian' in eodem 
dominio de Gtower necnon quadraginta solidatas redditus in Kydwelly in 
partibus Wallie ac omnia alia terras tenementa reversiones redditus possessiones 
et hereditamenta in Wallia unacum omnibus franchesiis libertatibus curiis 
visibus franciplegii hundredis feodis militum advocacionibus ecclesiarum capel- 
larum et cantariarum eisdem maneriis terris tenementis et ceteris premissis et 
eorum cuilibet pertinentibus sive spectantibus que nuper fuerunt Philippi 
Mauncell armigeri . Et que maneria terre tenementa et cetera premissa ratione 
forisfacture ipsius Philippi ac virtute cujusdam actus forisfacture in parliamento 
nostro apud Westmonasterium vicesimo nono die Aprilis anno regni nostri 
tercio tento editi ad manus nostras devenerunt seu devenire deberent. Ac insuper 



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dedimus concessimus et pro nobis et heredibus nostris per presentes damus et 
concedimus eidem Rogero quadraginta mesuagia ducentas acras terre ducentas 
acras pasture et ducentas acras bruere cum pertinentiis in G-ower Kilvey 
SwAYNESEY ct iu parochia de Llangeveywagh in partibus Wallie necnon 
omnia alia terras tenementa redditus reversiones possessiones et hereditamenta 
in Wallia que nuper fuerunt Hopkyni ap Rees ap Hopkyn', Et que ratione 
f orisfacture ipsius Hopkyni ac virtute actus predicti ad manus nostras devenerunt 
seu devenire deberent. Habendum et tenendum omnia predicta maneria terras 
tenementa et cetera premissa prefato Rogero et heredibus suis masculis de corpore 
suo legitime procreatis de nobis et heredibus nostris per redditus et servicia inde 
debita et consueta unacum omnibus firmis redditibus proficuis et revencionibus de 
omnibus premissis et eorum quolibet provenientibus sive crescentibus a quarto 
die Marcii anno regni noatri primo usque diem presentis concessionis nostre et 
que nobis si presens concessio nostra facta non fuisset pertinerent seu pertinere 
deberent quoquo modo. Eo quod expressa mencio de vero valore annuo seu 
aliquo alio valore premissorum nec de aliquibus aliis donis et concessionibus per 
nos seu aliquem progenitorum seu predecessorum nostrorum prefato Rogero ante 
hec tempora factis in presentibus facta non existit nec aliquo statuto actu ordina- 
cione provisione sive restriccione ante hec tempora facta in aliquo non obstante. 
In cujus, etc. Teste Rege apud Westmonasterium xxiij. die Marcii. 
Per ipsum Regem et de data, etc. 

On margin, ' extractus.' 



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MCCXII. 

INSPEXIMUS BY EDWARD IV. OF THE CHAETEES OF 

HENEY VI. (31 HEN. VI.), HENEY IV. (2 HEN. IV.) 

EDWAED III. (33 ED. III.) AND EDWAED II. (17 ED. II.), 

WITH CONFIEMATION TO THE BUEGESSES OF CAEDIFF, 

USK, CAEELEON, NEWPOET, COWBEIDGE, NEATH, AND 

KENFIG. 

[Cardiff Corporation.] 

27 March. 5 Edw. IV. 1465. 

(1) Edwardus Dei gracia Eex Anglie et Ffrancie et dominus Hibernie 
omnibus ad quos presentes litere pervenerint salutem. 

Inspeximus literas patentes Henrici sexti uuper de facto et non de jure 
Eegis Anglie de confirmacione factas in hec verba. [mcxcv. 1453]. 

(2) Henricus Dei gracia Eex Anglie et Ffrancie et dominus Hibernie 
omnibus ad quos presentes litere pervenerint salutem. 

Inspeximus literas patentes Henrici nuper Eegis Anglie post conquestum 
quarti avi nostri factas in hec verba. [mlxxxvi. 1401]. 

(3) Henricus Dei gracia Eex Anglie et Ffrancie et dominus Hibernie 
omnibus ad quos presentes litere pervenerint salutem. 

Inspeximus cartam domini Edwardi nuper Eegis Anglie avi nostri factam in 
hec verba. [mxxii. 1359]. 

(4) Edwardus Dei gracia Eex Anglie et Ffrancie et dominus Hibernie 
archiepiscopis episcopis abbatibus prioribus ducibus comitibus baronibus justiciariis 
vicecomitibus prepositis ministris et omnibus ballivis et fidelibus suis salutem. 

Inspeximus cartam domini Edwardi nuper Eegis Anglie patris nostri factam 
in hec verba. 

(5) Edwardus Dei gracia Eex Anglie dominus Hibernie et Dux Aquitanum 
archiepiscopis episcopis abbatibus prioribus comitibus baronibus justiciariis vice- 
comitibus prepositis ministris et omnibus baUivis et fidelibus suis salutem. 



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(5) Sciatis nos de gracia nostra speciali concessisse et hac carta nostra confirmasse 
dileoto et fideli nostro Hugoni le Despenser juniori quod ipse et heredes sui ac 
eorum burgenses et alii homines et tenentes de Kerdyf . Usk . Kaerlion . 
Neuport . CouBRUGGE . Neeth . et Kenefeg in Wallia de omnibus rebus et 
bonis suis tam videlicet mercandisis quam aliis imperpetuum sint quieti de theolonio 
muragio pontagio pavagio lastagio stallagio picagio tronagio kaiagio terragio 
necnon de omnibus aliis custumis et consuetudinibus per totum regnum nostrum 
ac ducatum nostrum Aquitanum et terram nostram Hibernie ac aliunde per 
potestatem nostram . custumis de lanis coriis pellibus lanutis ac vinis nobis et 
heredibus nostris debitis dumtaxat exceptis. Uuare volumus et firmiter precipimus 
pro nobis et heredibus nostris quod idem Hugo et heredes sui ac eorum burgenses 
et alii homines et teuentes de predictis villis de Kerdyf . Usk . Kaerlion , 
Neuport . Coubrugge . Neeth . et Kenefeg in Wallia de omnibus rebus et 
bonis suis tam videlicet mercandisis quam aliis imperpetuum sint quieti de theolonio 
muragio pontagio pavagio lastagio stallagio picagio tronagio terragio necnon de 
omnibus aliis custumis et consuetudinibus per totum regnum nostrum ac ducatum 
nostrum Aquitanum et terram nostram Hibernie ac aliunde per potestatem 
nostram . custumis de lanis coriis pellibus lanutis ac vinis nobis et heredibus 
nostris debitis dumtaxat exceptis sicut predictum est. Hiis testibus . venerabilibus 
patribus W. archiepiscopo Cantuariensi tocius Anglie primate . J, Norwicensi 
et J. CiCESTRENsi episcopis . Adomaro de Valencia comite Pembrochie . 
Edmundo comite Arundellie Johanne de Segrave seniore . Willelmo 
Martyn . EiicARDO Dammori senescallo hospicii nostri et aliis. 

(5) Datum per manum nostram apud Westmonasterium quarto die Marcii 
anno regni nostri decimo septimo. [1324]. 

(4) Nos autem concessionem et confirmacionem predictas ratas habentes et 
gratas eas pro nobis et heredibus nostris quantum in nobis est dilecto et fideli 
nostro Edwardo le Despenser consanguineo et heredi predicti Hugonis ac nuno 
burgensibus et aliis hominibus et tenentibus de Kerdyf . Usk . Kaerlyon . 



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Neuport . CoxjBRUGGE . Neeth et Kenefeg ratificamus approbamus et confir- 
mamus prout carta predicta rationabiliter testatur et prout ipsi et eorum ante- 
cessores libertatibus et quietanciis illis hactenus vsi sunt rationabiliter et gavisi. 
Hiis testibus . venerabilibus patribus S. archiepiscopo Cantuariensi tocius Anglie 
primate . W. Wintoniensi episcopo cancellario nostro . J. EiOFFENSi episcopo 
thesaurario nostro . Willelmo de Bohun Northamptonie . Ricardo 
Arundellie . RoGERO de Mortuo Mari Marchie comitibus . Johanne de 
GrREY de E.ETHERFELDE senescallo hospicii nostri et aliis. 

(4) Datum per manum nostram apud Westmonasterium vicesimo die Julii 
anno regni nostri Anglie tricesimo tercio regni nostri vero Ffrancie 
vicesimo. [1359]. 

(3) Nos autem conoessionem et confirmationem predictas ratas habentes et gratas 
eas pro nobis et heredibus nostris quantum in nobis est acceptamus approbamus ac 
nunc burgensibus et hominibus dicte ville de Kerdyf et eorum successoribus con- 
cedimus et confirmamus sicut carte predicte rationabiliter testantur et prout ipsi 
et eorum successores libertatibus et quietanciis illis hactenus rationabiliter usi sunt 
et gavisi. In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. 
Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium vicesimo die Ffebruarii anno regni nostri 
secundo. [1401]. 

(2) Nos autem litteras predictas dicti avi nostri quantum in nobis est acceptamus 
approbamus ratificamus necnon omnia et quecumque in eisdem litteris contenta 
carissimis consanguineis nostris Ricardo Nevylle comiti Warrwici et Anne 
uxori ejus et heredibus de corpore ejusdem Anne procreatis necnon quibuscumque 
burgensibus hominibus et tenentibus residentibus villarum de Kerdyf . 
CouBRUGGE . Neeth . et Kenefegge ac eorum sucoessoribus et eorum cuilibet 
tenore presentium concedimus et confirmamus. Eo quod de vero annuo valore 
omnium premissorum seu alicujus inde parcelle seu de aliis donis sive conces- 
sionibus per nos prefatis Ricardo Nevylle et Anne ante hec tempora factis 
expressa mencio in presentibus facta non existit aut aliquo statuto actu 



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ordinacione vel provisione facta sive edita non obstantibus. In cujus rei 
testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. 

Teste me ipso apud Redyng vicesimo quinto die Marcii anno regni nostri 
tricesimo primo. [1453,] 

(1) Nos autem litteras predictas ac omnia et singula in eisdem contenta rata 
habentes et grata ea pro nobis et heredibus nostris quantum in nobis est acceptamus 
et approbamus ac dilectis nobis nunc burgensibus et aliis hominibus et tenentibus 
de predictis villis de Kerdyf . TJsk . Kaerlion . Neuport . Coubrugge . 
Neeth . et Kenefeg . et eorum successoribus tenore presencium ratificamus et 
confirmamus sicut litere predicte rationabiliter testantur. In cujus rei testi- 
monium has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes. 

Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium vioesimo septimo die Marcii anno 
regni nostri quinto. Bolton. 

Pro viginti solidis solutis in hanaperio. 

RiCARDUM Ffryston et 



ililCARDUM iFRYSTON et ) 
[ Clericos. 
Willelmum Bolton ) 



Endorsed — ' Confirmacio Edwardi quarti. Anno 5to.' 

In a much later hand — ' This Charter granted by King Edward the f ourth in 
the fift year of his reign whereby the liberties of Kerdiife are confirmed.' 

This Charter is well preserved, and written in a bold clear hand, with excellent 
black ink. The seal is gone. What remains of the plait shews it to have been 
oomposed of blue, red, and white silk, with a single thread of silver wire. 

A copy is extant in B.M., Acld. MS. 15,662, fol. 134. 

See also rednced photograph of the original in the ' Cardiff Records,' Vol. I., p. 42. 
The late Marquess of Bute presented this, and other Charters of the towu of Cardiff, to the Corporation 
sonae years ago. There are none now at Cardiff Castle. 



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MCCXIII. 

GEANT IN TAIL BT JOHN HERBERT, OTHERWISE RAOLAN, 
TO THOMAS HIS BROTHER, OF A MESSUAGE, COTTAGE, 
AND LANDS, IN LLANTWIT, Etc. 

[FOXMON MS.] 

4 OcT. 5 Edw. IY. 1465. 

Omnibus Christo fidelibus ad quos presens carta pervenerit Johannes Herbert 
alias dictus E/Aglan armiger salutem in Domino sempiternam. Noveritis me 
prefatum Johannem tradidisse dimisisse et bac presenti carta mea confirmasse 
Thome Raglan fratri meo unum messuagiuni cotagium tria gardina et duodecim 
acras terre et pasture cum pertinenciis infra dominium de Lantwit quod quidem 
messuagium cum gardino adjacente nuper fuit Jankyn Raglan fratris mei et 
illud habuit ex dono et feofEamento Johanne Baker et vocatum Knoylles 
Place et situatum est inter cemeterium ecclesie de Lantwit in parte australi et 
Jac of England's Ystan Hows in parte boreali et altam viam in parte orientali 
et le HoRSPOLE in parte occidentali et predictum cotagium duo gardina et duo- 
decim acre terre et pasture nuper fuerunt Johanne Clerke unius filiarum et 
heredum Willelmi Clerke nuper de Lantwit et postea fuerunt predicti 
Jankyn Raglan fratris mei et mihi descenderunt jure hereditario post mortem 
ejusdem Jankyn quod quidem cotagium cum gardino adjacente situatum est 
inter domum et gardinum nuper Jac Davy in parte orientali et gardinum Henrici 
Nicoll in parte occidentali et venellam vocatam Jac Davy hys Lane in parte 
australi et gardinum Johanne Lyddon in parte boreali tres acras pasture inde 
insimul jacentes in clauso apud Flodiat inter viam vocatam Doncrosseway in 
parte orientali et terram nuper ejusdem Johanne Clerke in parte occidentali et 
terram Johannis Lyne in parte australi et pratum Domini vocatum Aghanemarys 
modo in tenuram Thomas Yorath in parte boreali dimidiam acram terre jacentem 
quodam clauso apud Laghinhymon inter terram Johanne Lyddon in parte 



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orientali et terram mei predicti Johannis Herbert quam nuper habui ex dono 
et feoffamento Henrici Laghanam in parte occidentali et terram nuper 
JoHANNE Clerke iu parte australi et pratum Johanne Lyddon in parte boreali 
et aliam dimidiam acram terre inde jacentem in Hamondesland juxta gardinum 
Jankyn Hoskyn inter dictum gardinum in parte australi et terram Johamne 
Lyddon in parte boreali et ejusdem Jankyn Hoskyn in parte orientali et terram 
nuper Willelmi Chount in parte occidentali et oeto acras terre inde adjacentes 
insimul juxta molendinum aquaticum . . . . in parte boreali ejusdem molendini 
et alterum gardinum vocatum Kyllehey et situatum est ex opposito capitali 
mansione Eoberti Raglan in quo moratur et in parte australi ejusdem. Haben- 
dum predicta unum messuagium unum cotagium tria gardina et duodeoim acras 
terre et pasture cum pertinentiis prefato Thome fratre meo et heredibus de 
corpore suo legitime procreatis. Tenendum de me prefato Johanne et heredibus 
meis. Reddendo inde annuatim mihi et heredibus meis quatuor solidos et octo 
denarios ad festum Sancti Michaelis archiangeli. Et faciendum sectam 
annuatim ad curias mei et heredum meorum apud Lantwit predictum tenendas 
bis in anno videlicet ad curiam proximam post festum apostolorum Phillipi et 
Jacobi et ad curiam proximam post festum Sancti Michaelis archiangeli. Et 
ad faciendum omnia et singula que ad hujusmodi sectatores pertinent faciendum 
secundum usum et consuetudinum partium istarum. Et quod bene licebit mihi 
prefato Johanni per senescallum curie mee predicte pro tempore existentem ac 
heredibus meis per eorum senescallum pro tempore existentem in curia predicta 
prefatum Thomam et heredes suos predictos pro eorum defalta secte curie predicte 
ut predicatur faciende totiens quotiens defaltam defecerint [amerciare] et pro 
eodem amerciamento per ballivum mei et heredum meorum pro tempore existen- 
tem illos distringere et illud amerciamentum per districtionem prout mos est 
levare. Et duplicandum etiam redditum predictum post quemlibet eorum 
decessum nomine relevii pro omnibus aliis serviciis. Et si contingat prefatum 
Thomam Raglan obire sine heredibus de corpore suo legitime procreatis volo 

9i 



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quod tunc predicta messuagmm cotagium tria gardina et duodecim acre terre et 
pasture cum pertinentiis mihi prefato Johanni et heredibus meis integre rever- 
tantur. In cujus rei testimonium uni parti hujus carte indentate penes predictum 
Thomam Raglan remanenti ego prefatus Johannes sigillum meum apposui alteri 
vero parti ejusdem carte indentate penes me remanenti prefatus Thomas 
sigillum apposuit. Hiis testibus . Roberto Raglan . Johanne ap Jevan ap 
Thomas . Jankyn Fleming . HowELL ap Phelip ap Thomas . Jankyn 
HosKYN . Jac Pers . Thoma Yorath . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Lantwit predictum quarto die Octobris anno regni Regis 
Edwardi quarti post conquestum Anglie quinto. 

Seal, red wax ; defaced. 

MCCXIV. 

aHANT IN TAIL BY JOHN HERBERT, OTHERWISE RAGLAN, 
TO WILLIAM HIS BROTHER, OF LAND, ETC, IN 
LLANTWIT. 

[FONMON MS.] 

4 OcT. 5 Edw. IV. 1465. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens carta indentata pervenerit Johannes 
Herbert alias dictus Raglan armiger salutem in domino semi)iternam. 
Noveritis me prefatum Johannem tradidisse dimisisse et hac presenti carta mea 
indentata confirmasse . Willelmo Raglan fratri meo duodecim acras terre prati 
et pasture cum pertinenciis infra dominium de Lantwit que nuper fuerunt 
Johanne Clerke unius filiarimi et heredum de William Clerke nuper de 
Lantwit et postea fuerunt Jankyni Raglan patris mei et mihi descenderunt 
jure hereditario post mortem ejusdem Jankyn. Unde tres acre terre insimul jacent 
in uno clauso vocato Clerklswallys in parte boreali vie vocate Marcossewey. 
Uuatuor acre terre prati et pasture insimul jacent in uuo clauso in Hamondes- 
LONDE inter pratum vocatum Laghainysmore in parte australi et terram nuper 



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WiLLELMi Chount in parte boriali et pratum vocatum Litillmore in parte 
orientali et terram Rogeri Lewelyn in parte occidentali . Una acra prati jacet 
in quodam clauso apud Flodiat in parte occidentali ejusdem clausi . Tres 
acre terre insimul jacent in Hamondeslonde inter quoddam clausum de prefato 
dominio vocatum Laghainysmore in tenura Alicie Webbe in parte occidentali 
et viam vocatam Prensaghwey in parte occidentali et terram Thome Fleming 
in parte australi et terram Eoberti E,aglan et terram Johannis de Anne in 
parte boreali . Et alia acra terre jacet in Hamondeslonde inter quoddam olausum 
pastiu-e de terra nuper ejusdem Johanne Olerke in parte orientali et terram 
nuper ejusdem Johanne et terram Isabelle Clerke matris mee in parte occi- 
dentali et terram nuper Willelmi Chount iu partibus australi et boreali. 
Habendum predictas duodecim acras terre prati et pasture cum pertinenciis 
predicto Willelmo Raglan fratri meo et heredibus suis de corpore suo legitirae 
procreatis. Tenendumde me prefato Johanne et heredibus meis. Reddendo 
inde annuatim mihi et heredibus meis quatuor solidos ad festum Sancti Michaelis 
archiaugeli. Et faciendo sectam annuatim ad curias mei et heredum meorum 
apud Lantwit predictum tenendas bis in anno videlicet ad curiam proximam 
post festum apostolorum Philippi et Jacobi et ad ouriam proximam post festum 
Sancti Michaelis archiangeli. Et faeiendo omnia et singula que ad hujusmodi 
sectatores pertinent facienda secuudum usum et consiietudinem partium istarum. 
Et quod bene licebit mihi prefato Johanni per senescallum curie mee predicte 
pro tempore existentem ac heredibus meis per eorum seuescallum pro tempore 
existentem cm-ia predicta prefatum Willelmum et heredes suos predictos pro 
eorum defalta secte curie predicte ut predicitur faoiende totiens quotiens defaltam 
fecerint amerciare et pro eodem amerciamento per ballivum mei et heredum 
meorum pro tempore existentem illos distringere et illud amerciamentum et 
districtionem prout moris est levare. Et duplicandum etiam redditum predictum 
post quemlibet eorum decessum nomine relevii pro omnibus aliis serviciis. Et si 
contingat prefatum Willelmum Raglan obire sine heredibus de corpore suo 



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legitime prooreatis volo quod tunc predicte duodecim acre terre prati et pasture 
cum pertinenciis mihi prefato JoHANisri et heredibus meis integre revertantur. 
In cujus rei testimonium uni parte hujusce carte indentate penes predictum 
WiLLELMUM E.AGLAN remq,nenti ego prefatus Johannes sigillum meum apposui. 
Hiis testibus . Roberto Raglan . Johanne ap Jevan ap Thomas . Jankyn 
Flemyng . Howell ap Philip ap Thomas . Jankyn Hoskyn . Jac Pers . 
Thomas Yoroth . et multis aliis. 

Data apud Lantwit predictum quarto die Octobris anno regni Regis Edwardi 
quarti post conquestum Anglie quinto. 

The label remains, but the seal is gone. 



MCCXY. 

GEANT BY EOBERT VELE AND ALICIA YELE HIS MOTHEE 
OF MESSUAaES AND LANDS IN LYSWOENY TO LEWIS 

EAGLAND. 

[T. Franklyn.J 

6 Nov. 5 Edw. IV. 1465. 

Omnibus in Christo fidelibus ad quos prsesens carta indentata pervenerit . 
EoBERTUS Yele armiger filius et haeres Johannis Yele et Alicia Yele nuper 
uxor ejusdem Johannis salutem. 

Noveritis nos prsefatum Eobertum et Aliciam dedisse concessisse et hac 
prsesenti carta nostra indentata confirmasse Ludovico Eagland duo messuagia 
et octaginta et unam acram terrse prati et pasturse cum pertinentiis in Leswrunny . 
unde prsedicta duo messuagia insimul jacent in villa de Leswronny in parte aus- 



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trali ecclesise ejusdem villse , et quindecim acrae terrse et pasturae jacent in quodam 
clauso vocato Donhill . sexdecem acrse terrse et pasturee jacent in quodam clauso 
vocato Dow^NECLosE . decem acrse terrse et pasturse jacent in quodam clauso vocato 
Thyrteond Slade . tresdecim acrae terrse et pasturae jacent in quodam clauso 
vooato Semeryshill . septem acrae terrse et pasturae jacent in quodam clauso in 
parte australi vise ducentis de Leswronny versus Landowe . una acra et dimidia 
terrse et pasturse jacent juxta clausum vocatum la Halle . tres acrse et dimidia 
terrse jacent in australi parte dictorum duorum messuagiorum . tres acr» terrse et 
pasturse insimul jacent in campo vocato Curbury . tres acrse terrae insimul jacent 
in eodem campo juxta viam ducentem de Leswronny versus Landowe . una 
acra terrse jacet apud Curbury vocata Hilacre . una acrae terrse jacet in campo 
vocato CuRBURY juxta la Downeclose . quinque acrse et dimidia prati jacent iu 
quodam clauso apud Donhill . et alia acra prati jacet in Seynt Burnaghysmore . 
Qruee quidem messuagia terras prata et pasturas idem Ludovicus prius tenuit de 
nobis sibi et hseredibus suis secundum consuetudinem manerii. Habendum et 
tenendum prsedicta messuagia terras prata et pasturas prsefato Ludovico 
hseredibus et assignatis suis libere de nobis et hseredibus nostris in perpetuum. 
Reddendo inde annuatim nobis et haeredibus nostris antiquum redditum videlicet 
quadraginta solidos et sex denarios ad, etc, per sequales portiones et faciendo 
sectam curise nostrse et hseredum nostrorum ibidem bis in anno per rationabilem 
summonitionem videlicet ad curiam de . . . . et reddendo nobis et hseredibus 
nostris hereottum post quemlibet decessum cum acoiderit pro omnibus aliis 
summonitionibus et demandis . Et nos vero prsefatus Robertus et Alicia et 
hseredes nostri prsedicta messuagia terras prata et pasturas prsefato Ludovico 
hseredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus et in 
perpetuum defendemus . In cujus rei testimonium uni parti hujus cartse 
indentatse penes prsefatum Ludovicum remanenti nos prsedictus Eobertus et 
Alicia sigilla nostra apposuimus . alteri vero parti ejusdem cartse indentatse 
penes nos remanenti prsefatus Ludovicus sigillum euum apposuit , Hiis testibus . 



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E-OBERTO RaGLAND . JoHANNE FlEMYNG . JoHANNE ap JeVAN ap ThOMAS . 

Thoma Flemyng . JoHANNE de Aune . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Leswronny sexto die Novembris anno regni B/egis Edwardi 
quarti post conquestum quinto. 

Endorsed — ' Eoberte Yelle.' 

The seventeenth century copy of this deed, from vvhich the above is taken (original being lost), is in- 
correct in places. The enumeration of the acreage appears only to account for 80| instead of 81 acres. 

Lisworney appears to be spelt in several ways, Leswronny looks most like the present name, but 
Leswrunny appears. 



MCCXVI. 

POWEE, OF ATTOENET BY EOBEET YELE AND HIS MOTHEE 
TO JOHN AP JEYAN AP THOMAS AND WILLIAM EAG- 
LAND TO TAKE SEISIN OF MESSUAGES AND LANDS IN 

LISWOENEY. 

[T. Franklyn.] 

7 Nov. 5 Edw. IY. 1465. 

Noverint universi per prsesentes nos Eobertus Yele armigerum filium et 
hgeredem Johannis Yele et Aliciam Yele nuper uxorem [prsedicti] Johannis 
attornasse et in loco nostro posuisse Johannem ap Jeuan ap Thomas et 
Willelmum Eagland attomatos nostros conjunctim et divisim ad intrandum et 
ad plenam et pacificam possessionem et seisinam vice et nomine nostro capiendum 
de et in duobus messuagiis et octoginta et una acris terrse prati et pasturee cum 
pertinentiis in Leswronny qute Ll-dovicus Eagland nuper tenuit de nobis 
secundum consuetudinem manerii et post quietam intrationem factam et seisinam 
et possessionem nomino nostro captam ad deliberandum plenam seisinam et 
pacificam possessionem inde eidem Ludovico liseredibus et assignatis suis 
secundum vim formam et effectum cujusdem cartse nostrse indentatae eidem 



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LuDovico inde factam . Ratum et gratum habentes et habituros totum et 
quidquid prsefatus Johannes ap Jeuan ap Thomas et Willelmus Ragland 
nomine nostro fecerint seu alter eorum feoerit in prsemissis . In cujus rei testi- 
monium huic prsesenti scripto sigilla nostra apposuimus. 
Datum apud Leswronny septimo die Novembris anno regni Regis Edwardi 
quarti quinto. 

Endorsed — ' Roberte Velle.' 

From a seventeenth century copy, incorrect in places. 



MCCXYII. 

aUIT-CLAIM BT MEYRICK VAUaHAN OF MESSUAGIES AND 
LANDS IN LISWORNEY TO LEWIS RAGLAND. 

[T. Franklyn.] 

4 Feb. 5 Edw. IV. 1466. 

Noverint universi per prsesentes me Myurick Vaughan remisisse relaxasse 
ac omnino pro me et hseredibus meis quietum clamasse Ludovico Ragland 
hseredibus et assignatis suis totum jus meum titulum clameum demandam et in- 
teresse quce habeo in duobus messuagiis octaginta et una acris terrte prati et pasturae 
cum pertinentiis in Leswornny quse prsefatus Ludovicus nuper habuit ex 
dono et feoffamento Roberti Vele armigeri filii et heeredes Johannis Vele et 
Alici^ Vele nuper uxoris ejusdam Johannis. Ita quod nec ego prsefatus 
Myurick nec hseredes mei nec aliquis alius nomine nostro aliquid jus titulum 
clameum demandam et interesse iu prsedictis messuagiis terris pratis et pasturis 
cum pertinentiis neo in aliqua parcella eorundem decetero exigere clamare seu 
vendicare poterimus in futurum sed ab omni actione juris titulo clameo demanda 
seu interesse inde simus exclusi in perpetuum per praesentes. In cujus rei testi- 
monium huic prsesenti scripto sigillu.m meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Johanne 



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Herbert . Janktn Flemyng . JoHANNE ap Jeuan ap Thomas . Ll[ewely]n 
ap Thomas David . Willelmo Ragland . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Leswronny prsedictam quarto die Februarii anno regni Regis 
Edwardi quarti post conquestum quinto. 

Endorsed — ' Mereke Vacqan.' 

From a seventeenth century copy. 



MCCXVIII. 

DECREE CONCEHNING THE TTTHE OF LANGYNOR, BY JOHN, 
BISHOP OF LLANDAFF, DONE INTO ENGLISH BY 
JOHN STRADLING. 

[O. O. F.] 8 May. 1466. 

To all the children of our holie mother the church vnto whom thes present 
letters shall come and whom the matter ensuing doth touch or may hereafter by 
any meanes conseme John by the permission of God Byshop of Llandaf sendeth 
greetinge mercy and blessinge. Wheras lately certen variaunce and discorde 
betwene one David Tew farmor (ns it is sayd) to the Prior of the Priorie of 
Ewenny and Reetor of the parish church or chappell of Langynor of thone 
partye and the parishioners dwellars or inhabitants of the parish of the said church 
or chappell of Langynor of the other parte, hath bene raysed and moved before us 
sittinge judicially in the church of the Covent of Ewenny namely the eight day 
of the moneth of Maye, in the yeare of our Lord one thousand f ower hundred sixty 
and six . We therfore wishinge and desiring to extinguish put out and quench 
the flames of strife betwene the partyes af oresayd as we are bownd by the counsell 
of learned lawiers assistinge us in that behaulfe and the sayd Prior beinge ther 
present we decreed and commaunded that twelve men of the eldest and best of 
credite within the sayd parish of Langynour should be called before us the sayd 
daye and place and in tbe presence of the sayd Prior and of the sayd Rector of 



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the parish church or chappell aforesayd, to enquire of the maner fourme and 
custome auntient approved and prescribed for tythinge or payinge of tenths within 
the foresaid parish. Which personnes appeeringe before us personally and beinge 
charged upon the holie Evangelistes of Grod we made diligent inquisicion of and 
upon the premisses and every parte thereof , who upon their oath deposed and sayd 
that this custome foUowinge of tithinge or payinge tenthes hath been vsed in the 
said parish of Langynor by the tyme whereof the memorie of man ys not to the 
contrarie, and accordinge as they have learned and heard by reporte of their 
auncestors and as they have seene and payd in their owne tyme, namely that the 
parishioners and inhabitantes of the sayd parish of Langynor were wont to pay 
vnto the Prior of the foresayd Priorie, or to his vicare or farmor ffor every calfe 
one halfe penny and no more . Also the tenth sheafEe of corne, the tenth lambe, 
the tenth fieece of wooll, the tenth cheese in five monethes of the yeare onely ; 
the third pigge although they had no more but three, and yf they had twenty they 
affirme that they ought to pay one . And of their kiddes and geese in like maner, 
that ys to say one kydd and one goose albeit they have but three in the worlde, 
and in twenty they ought to paye after the same manner . And for an horse colt 
one penny, for a mare colt an halfe penny . Also of their honey the tenth penny. 
Of a woman's dowire for every keueue two pence . For hey accordinge to the 
quantity of the tenement and acres of meadowe. And the nowe Prior to whom the 
said tithinges doe belonge and are knowen of right to appertaine ther as before ys 
said, was personally present allowinge the forsayd maner of tythinge or payinge of 
tenthes and holdinge himselfe therewith contented, choosinge rather (as he afirmed) 
to agree and stand vnto the sayd auntient maner of tythinge, then to contend and 
striue with the parishioners aforesayd and others that should come after, for a 
newe custome or maner of tythinge ; Because the end of lawe was doubtfuU he 
desired earnestly that the aforesayd maner of tythinge mighte allwayes be kepte. 
We therfore John the Byshop aforesayd willinge to cutt off all contentions and 
dissentions in the sayd matter of tythinge and willinge to conclude pacifie and end 

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duely the controversie betwene the foresayd partyes the maner of tythinge or 
payinge of tenthes within the sayd parish of Langynor do approue ratify decree 
and confirme to bee of f orce and to endure for ever by thes presentes forbyddinge 
upon payne of excommun,icacion that no man by rash attempte presume any 
wayes to weaken or infringe this our ordinaunce or present decree. We do allso 
admonish the inhabitants of the sayd parish of Langynor, which now are and 
which hereafter shalbe to paye all and singuler such tenthes as are bef ore recited 
in the same maner and f orme without any takinge awaye or diminishinge or gaine- 
sayinge vnto the sayd Prior or to his vicare or farmor at all tymes vpon paine 
aforesayd. In witness whereof we have thought good to put our seale to these 
presents. There beinge present at that tyme Mr. Dauid ap Rickerd bacheleur 
of the lawe, Sir John ap Howell publicke notarie, and our commissarie Thomas 
Brampston master of art, and manie other witnesses. Dated the daye place 
and yere abovewritten, and of our consecracion the eight year. 

This is a true copy of a decree made by the Byshop of Llandaph touchinge 
the maner of payinge tythes within the parish of Langynor, trulie englished 
out of the originall Latine whereto the said Byshopes seal was affixed. In 
witnes whereof I Edward Stradlinge Knight have hereto put my hand and 
seale of armes the vith day of November anno regni Regine domine nostre 
Elizabethe etc xxxix°- 1597. Edvv. Stradlynge, 

Englished and written out by me Jo. Stradlynge. 

Endorsed — ' Copie of the Bishops of Landafes decree touchinge paying of 
tenthes in Langynor.' 



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MCCXIXa. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY ROBERT VELE TO LEWIS RAGLAND, OF 
RIGHT IN MESSUAQES AND LANDS IN LESWRONNY. 

[T. Franklen.] 

10 April. 8 Edw. IV. 1468. 
Noverint universi per prsesentes me Robertum Vele filium et hseredem 
JoHANNis Vele remisisse et relaxasse ac pro me et haeredibus meis in perpetuum 
quietum clamasse Ludovico Ragland haeredibus et assignatis suis totum jus 
meum titulum statum et clameum quse habeo habui seu quovismodo in futurum 
habere potuero in duobus messuagiis octoginta et una acris terrse prati et pasturse 
cum pertinentiis in Leswronny quse idem Ludovicus nuper habuit ex dono et 
feoffamento mei prsefati Roberti et Alici^ Vele matris mese prout in quadam 
carta inde confecta plenius continetur . Ita quod nec ego prsefatus Robertus nec 
hseredes mei nec aliquis alius nomine nostro aliquid jus titulum et clameum in 
prsedictis messuagiis terris pratis et pasturis cum pertinentiis nec in aliqua 
parcella eorundem decetero exigere seu vendicare potuerimus in futurum sed ab 
omni actione juris titulo clameo demanda et interesse inde simus exclusi in per- 
petuum per praesentes . In cujus rei testimonium huic prsesenti scripto sigillum 
meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Roberto Ragland . Johanne Flemyng 

JOHANNE ap JeUAN ThOMAS . ThOMA FlEMYNG . JOHANNE dc AuNE et 

multis aliis. 

Datum apud Leswronny praedictam decimo die Aprilis anno regni Regis 
Edwardi quarti post conquestum Angli^ octavo. 

Endorsed — ' Roberte Velle.' 



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MCCXIXb. 

ANOTHEE, LATER, FORM OF THE PRECEDING DEED. 

[T. Franklen.] 

10 May. 8 Edw. IV. 1468. 

Noverint universi per prsesentes me Robertum Vele armigerum filium et 
heeredem Johannis Vele remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me et hseredibus et 
assignatis meis in perpetuum quietum clamasse Ludovico Ragland haeredibus 
et assignatis dicti Ludovici totum jus meum titulum et clameum quae habeo seu 
quovismodo habere potuero in duobus messuagiis et octaginta una acris terrae 
prati et pasturse cum pertinentiis in Leswronny qua3 idem Ludovicus Ragland 
nuper tenuit de me secundum consuetudinem manerii et prout in carta mea 
indentata dicto Ludovico prius confecta plenius appai'et. Ita quod nec ego 
praedictus Robertus nec haeredes mei nec aliquis alius nomine meo aliquod jus 
vel clameum in praedictis duobus messuagiis octaginta et una acris terrae prati et 
pasturoe cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinentiis exigere vel vendicare potuerimus 
sed ab omni actione juris seu clameo inde simus exclusi in perpetuum. In cujus 
rei testimonium huic praesenti relaxationi mese sigillum meum apposui. 
Hiis testibus . Johanne Flemyng . Johanne ap Jeuan ap Thomas . Thoma 
Flemyng . WiLLELMO Ragland . JoHANNE de AuNE . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Leswronny . decimo die mensis Maii anno regni Regis 
Edwardi quarti post conquestum octavo. 

Endorsed — ' Roberte Velle.' 



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MCCXX. 
INSPEXIMUS AND CONFIRMATION BY EICHAED NEYILL, 
EAEL OF WAEWICK, OF VAEIOUS CHAETEES TO 

NEATH ABBEY. 

[G. G. F.] 

24 JuNE. 8 Edw. IY. 1468. 

EicARDus comes "Warrewici dominus Glamorgan' et Morgan* et Anna uxor 
ejus filia et heres Eicardi nuper comitis Warrewici domini Gtlamorgan' et 
Morgan' omnibus ad quos presentes litere pervenerint salutem. Inspeximus 
quoddam scriptum indentatum factum in hec verba : — 

(1.) Notum sit omnibus hoc scriptum visuris vel audituris quod frater Adam 
de Kaermerdyn [divina] permissione abbas de Neth assensu conventus sui 
coneessit dedit et hoc presenti scripto cirographato confirmavit domino Gilberto 
de Clare comiti Gloucestrie et Hertfordie omnia terras et tenementa sua de la 
Brittone et partem terrarum suarum de Assarto per bundas et metas positas 
ibidem in presentia comitis et abbatis cum omnibus suis pertinentiis. Et similiter 
omnes terras inter Neth et Tawy per bundas subscriptas. Yidelicet per bundas 
de Neth usque Dyveleys et de Dyvelys usque Haved Wennok sicut alta via 
se extendit usque Eugho et de Eugho usque Pantasser et de Pantasser usque 
Thloynmawr et de Thloynmawr usque Cludach et sio supra montem de Tawy 
usque Legh et de Legh ex transverso montis usque Lantanedewen sicut se 
extendit in Pewerdyn et de Pewerdyn usque Neth. Et insuper omnes terras 
suas et tenementa de Kneigh cum omnibus suis pertinentiis per metas et bundas 
subscriptas . Yidelicet subtus montem de Cgitfranc usque ad oppositum capelle 
Sancte Margarete in longitudine subtus capellam sicut Mora se dividit et terra 
uda et sicca et de opposito capelle predicte ex transverso More usque Pulkanan 
linealiter et de Pulkanan descendendo usque mare. Salvis eidem abbati et 
successoribus suis piscariis et gurgitibus et aisiamentis ad predietas piscarias et 
gurgites pertinentibus inter abbatiam suam et mare et etiam parte sua in gurgite 



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de Kithlibavil' que quidem tenementa predictus abbas prius tenuit in elemosina 
de predicto comite. Habendum et tenendum predicto comiti heredibus et 
assignatis suis de capitalibus dominis f eodi illius in puro eschambio in perpetuum. 
Et pro hac concessione donatione et eschambio idem comes concessit dedit et hoc 
presenti scripto cirographato confirmavit eidem abbati et conventui in puro 
eschambio centum libratas annui et sicci redditus de certis tenentibus certa tene- 
menta tenentibus in locis subscriptis percipiendas. Videlicet de redditu burgi 
de Neth cxiiijs. iiud. ob. ; de redditu burgi de Cowbrugg £xiiij „ xiis. „ viid. 
ob. ; de redditu manerii de Lamblethian £xxiij „ vs. „ viid. „ qr. ; de redditu 
manerii de Laniltavit £xxv „ xviis. ob. „ qr. ; de redditu burgi de Kaerdif 
£xx IIJ8. ; de redditu burgi de Kaerlion £x „ viis. „ iiud. Salvis tamen 
predicto comiti et heredibus suis homagiis wardis releviis eschaetis et aliis serviciis 
et proficuis hominum redditum predictum predicto abbati et successoribus suis 
reddentium et liceat predicto abbati et suceessoribus suis distringere in tenementa 
unde redditus ille est perveniens in quorumcunque manibus temporibus futuris 
devenerint usque ad plenam solutionem predicti redditus si quid inde a retro f uerit. 
Habendum et tenendum eidem abbati et successoribus suis et conventui loci 
ejusdem de predicto comite in puro eschambio et in elemosina sicut prius tenuit 
tenementa que dedit predicto comiti in eschambio quousque idem comes vel 
heredes sm providerint predicto abbati et successoribus suis in re equivalenti ut in 
terris redditibus vel utrisque facta autem provisione predicta predictus redditus 
cum omnibus suis pertinenciis integre et sine contradictione dictorum abbatis et 
conventus predicto comiti et heredibus suis quiete revertat. In cujus rei testi> 
monium parti presentis scripti cirographati penes predictos abbatem et conventum 
remanenti predictus comes sigillum suum apposuit et parti ejusdem scripti penes 
predictum comitem remanenti predicti abbas et conventus sigillum capituli 
apposuerunt. Hiis testibus . dominis Johanne de Boys . Johanne de Bello 
Campo fratre comitis Warwik . Gilberto de Thornton . Johanne de Crepping 
tunc vicecomite de Gtlamorgan . Eoberto le Yeel . Johanne de Umfravill . 



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JOHANNE le NORREYS . ElCHARDO le FlEMING . JoHANNE le WaLLEYS . 

WiLLELMO de Sancto Johanne . WiLLELMO de Wyncestria . Philippo de 
Nerberd . E.ADULPHO Bluet . RoBERTO de G-AMAGES . RicARDO de la More 
militibus . dominis Ada de Blechinglee . Simone de Hegham olericis . B.oberto 
Bardolf . RoGERO de la Gtarston et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Usk tertio decimo die Aprilis anno gratie millesimo ducentesimo 
octogesimo nono. [1289.] 

Inspeximus etiam literas Patentes Edwardi le Despenser nuper domini 
Gtlamorgan' et Morgan' de confirmatione factas in hec verba : — 

(2.) Edwardus le "Despenser dominus Glamorgan' et Morgan' omuibus 
Christi fidelibus ad quos presentes litere pervenerint salutem. Sciatis nos 
inspexisse quasdam confirmationes domini Hugonis le Despenser avunculi 
nostri nuper domini G-lamorgan' et Morgan' quas fecit monachis de Neeth in 
hec verba : — 

(2 a.) Seiant presentes et futuri quod nos Hugo le Despenser filius et heres 
domini Hugonis le Despenser et Alianore consortis sue domine G-lamorgan' 
et Morgan' iuspeximus cartam Bicardi de Granavilla de prima fundatione 
abbatie de Neeth et duas alias cartas ejusdem Ricardi quarum tenor de verbo 
ad verbum sequitur infra scriptus. 

(A a.) Notum sit omnibus quod ego Ricardus de Granavilla dedi Deo et 
ecclesie Sancte Trinitatis de Savigneo totum vastum in bosco et plano inter has 
quatuor aquas videlicet Tawy et Clydach Neeth et Pullcunan cum terra que 
est inter rivulum Crucis Constancie et Clydach capellam quoque eastelli de 
Neeth cum omni decima proourationis domus mee in annona ceterisque rebus 
cum decima hominum meorum illius provincie Francorum Anglorum et 
Wallensium et dimidiam partem totius pisois qui eidem castello pertinet 
totum etiam feodum de Aissa cum ecclesia et cum omnibus pertinenciis suis et 
molendinum de Pendeulin cum xxviu. acris terre et mansura molendinarii et 
moltura Ade et hominum suorum. Hec omnia dedi predicte ecclesie Trinitatis 



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in liberam puram et perpetuam elemosynam eo tenore quod abbas Savingnensis 
eeclesie et conventus ejusdem in eadem elemosyna conventum duodecim monach- 
orum perenniter inibi sub abbate permansurum instituent. Hujus donationis 
sunt testes . Robertus comes Glocestrie . Gtarinus capellanus et Torbertus 
capellanus et Picotus . Robertus dapifer . Odo filius suus . Robertus filius 
Gere . Mauricius . RicARDUs de Sancto Quintino . Paganus de Turbervill . 
ErOBERTUs de TJmfravill . WiLLELMUs pinccma . E.obertus filius Acelini . 
Thomas de EsTONA . Willelmus de Remilla . Girold de Bosco Herberti . 
et multis aliis. 

(AJ.) Ego Ricardus de Granavilla domini Roberti Glocestrie comitis 
conestabularius do Deo at ecclesie Sancte Trinitatis de Neeth et monachis 
ibidem regulariter Deo servientibus pro salute anime domini mei Roberti 
gloriosi Henrici Regis filii et uxoris sue et filiorum suorum et pro salute anime 
mee et antecessorum meorum et uxoris mee Constantie villam de Litaham 
cum omnibus eidem pertinentibus. Hujus donationis testes sunt . Willelmus 
frater meus et Giraldus [et] Teodoricus nepotes mei . E-adulphus . Aluredus . 
et plures alii. Dedi etiam eis castellum meum de Neeth et totam terram meam 
quam habeo inter Thawy et Neeth in bosco et plano cum omnibus appendiciis 
suis. Hec omnia dedi predictis monachis quieta ab omni servicio. Teste 
Alwardo presbytero . et Richardo presbytero . et Constantia uxore mea . 
RoBERTO dapifero . et Odone filio suo . Thoma de Estuna . Picoto et 
multis aliis. 

(A c.) Notum sit omnibus quod ego Ricabdus de Granavilla dedi et 
confirmavi Deo et ecclesie Sancte Trinitatis de Neeth et monachis ibidem Deo 
servientibus castellum meum de Neeth cum omnibus libertatibus et pertinenciis 
suis et omnes homines cum servitiis suis et totam terram cum pertinentiis in 
vasto et plano et bosco inter has quatuor aquas videlicet Neeth et Thavh: 
Pevrthin et PuLCANAN. Do etiam ecclesias Sancti Cadoci et de Kilbebill 
cum capella castelli cum decimis totius terre predicte et totum piscariam meam 



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de Neeth et Thawi. Hec omnia eis dedi et confirmavi et uihil mihi retinui 
ibidem possidendum sibi et successoribus suis in liberam et puram elemosynam in 
perpetuum. Teste Alwardo presbytero . Roberto presbytero , Constantia 
uxore mea . Simone de Estona . Gtiraldo et multis aliis 

Inspeximus etiam celebris et bone memorie duas cartas domini Willelmi 
quondam comitis Q-locestrie progenitoris nostri in hec verba : — 

(B d,) W. comes Gtloucestrie omnibus hominibus suis Francis Anglis et 
Wallensibus salutem. 

Sciatis me concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Deo et monachis de 
Neeth totam terram quam habent ex dono Eicardi de Granavilla sicut 
carte ipsius testantur solutam et quietam ab omni servicio seculari terras 
etiam quas pater meus Robertus dedit eis scilicet terram quam dedit eis apud 
Blakeskerre et villam de Ponte cum ecclesia et molendino et totam terram 
que ad eandem villam pertinet et communam tam sibi quam hominibus ejusdem 
ville per totam terram de Margan in pascuis et nemoribus sicut habuerunt 
tempore patris mei et sicut habuit Ranulphus heremita. Terram etiam quam 
dedit eis Mauricius de Londres et Willelmus filius ejus juxta Aissam sicut 
carte ipsorum testantur et omnes libertates quas habent ex dono omnium predic- 
torum. Testibus . Hawisia comitissa . Eoberto de Alm' . Eoberto Norreis . 
Odone Soro . Eicardo de Sancto Quintino . Eichardo clerico . Gilberto de 
Turbervill . Eanulpho monacho . et Osmundo converso de Neeth . apud 
Kardif. 

(B e.) WiLLELMUs comes Q-loecestrie omnibus vicecomitibus suis et prefectis 
et ministris de Bristoll et omnibus aliis prefectis et omnibus hominibus suis 
Francis Anglis et Wallensibus salutem. Sciatis me assensu et consensu 
Mabilie matris mee dedisse et sigilli mei attestatione confirmasse in perpetuam 
elemosinam pro animabus omnium antecessorum et successorum meorum 
monachis de Neeth et eorum conversis libertatem et quietanciam in omnibus 
portibus {sic) et burgis meis et nundinis meis et per totam terram meam intus et 

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foris de theloneo et de omni consuetudine seculari pro quacunque venditione vel 
emptione et omnes eorum homines necnon et eorum servientes ac etiam omnes 
rentarii sui super teiram dictorum monachorum habitantes quieti sint et liberi de 
theloneo de omnibus omnino rebus quas emerint vel veudiderint pro victu vel 
vestitu aut ad eorum proprios usus nisi fuerint mercatores communes et sint ipsi 
monachi et omnes eorum homines liberi et quieti de omnibus donis auxiliis et 
tallagiis per totam terram meam in perpetuum. Do etiam dictis monachis et 
confimio totum werrech totius terre eorum in perpetuum et prohibeo ne quis in 
illu'1 werrech manum mittere presumat vel quisquam se inde intromittat nisi per 
illos. Et dono eisdem monachis et confirmo unam mansiouem apud Kaerdif ad 
eos ibi hospitandos liberam et quietam de prisa cervisie et omni consuetudine et 
exactione seculari cum libertate que dicitur stenenfre in raolendinis meis et homo 
quem illi in ea posuerint ad eam custodieudam habeat in omnibus eandem 
libertatem. Concedo etiam predictis monachis quod omnes terras et tenuras suas 
quas habeut de dono Roberti comitis patris mei et de dono meo et de dono Ricardi 
de G-RANAViLL et de dono omnium liberorum hominum in terra mea habeant et 
teneant de me et de heredibus meis de comitatu de Kardif et de nulla alia curia 
nec alibi quam in dicto comitatu teneanter vel aliquo modo cogantur respondere. 
Soilicet dono eisdem monachis talem libertatem quod unus et omnes eorum homines 
sint liberi et quieti de secta predicti comitatus et de sectis omuium aliarum curiarum 
mearum per totam terram meam. Preterea do et concedo predictis monachis 
jurisdictionem tenendi libere curias suas ubique de hominibus suis ubi homines 
habent vel habere potuerint de futuro tam in terris quas habent inter Neeth et 
Thawi quam in aliis terris suis habitis et habendis et placitandi ac placita 
tenninandi omnia et querelas in dictis terris suis. Salvis miehi et heredibus 
meis de cetero illis que ad libertatem meam regalem pertinent in comitatu 
predicto terminandis et si aliquis de liberis tenentibus dictorum monachorum de 
motione gwerre vel aliqua felonia alia coram me vel balKvis meis oonvictus fuerit 
ego habebo terras et tenementa iilius felonis per unum annum et diem et heredes 



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mei post me hoc idem habebunt de felonibiis nisi dicti monachi voluerint solvere 
extentam illorum tenementorum pro dicto tempore et post terminum unius 
anni et unius diei dicti monachi hujusmodi terras et tenementa habeant in 
eschaetam sine aliquo impedimento in perpetuum. Et si ahqua animaha vel 
alia bona dictorum monachorum capta fuerint de cetero contra eorum voluntatem 
vel aliquo modo furata concedo quod predicti monachi ubi bona sua iuvenire 
potuerint habeant ea ita quod probent quod sunt sua sine aliqua secta facienda 
versus latronem vel spoliatorem in futurum. Hec omnia dedi et concessi et 
sigilli mei ac sigilli Mabilie matris mee predicte attestatione confirmavi pre- 
dictis monachis et eorum successoribus in liberam puram etperpetuam elemosinam 
sicut ahqua elemosina liberius dari potest et teneri in perpetuum. Testibus . 
RoGERO episcopo Wigorniensi . Hawisia comitissa . Picoto priore Sancti 
Jacobi de Bristoll . Huberto senescallo . Roberto Norreis . Odone Soro . 
RiCARDO de Sancto Quintino et multis aKis. 

Nos autem omnes donationes concessiones et confirmationes predictas et omnes 
alias donationes concessiones et eonfirmationes a singulis antecessoribus nostris 
et ab aliis liberis hominibus quibuscunque infra terram nostram predictis 
monachis concessas ratas habentes et gratas pro salute anime nostre et pro 
animabus patris nostri et matris nostre predictorum et omnium antecessorum 
heredum et successorum nostrorum pro nobis et heredibus nostris predictis 
monachis et eorum successoribus concedimus innovamus ratificamus et confii-- 
mamus in puram et perpetuam elemosinam quieti absque servicio et consuetudine 
seculari in perpetuum sicut eorum munimenta rationabiliter testantur concedentes 
quod omnes predicte carte et omnes alie carte et scripta que habent de antecesso- 
ribus nostris et aliis liberis hominibus infra dominium nostrum in omnibus suis 
articulis firmiter et inviolabiliter observentur in perpetuum licet articuli aliqui in 
eisdem contenti hucusque forsitan fuerint minime observati. Salvis nobis et 
heredibus nostris terris quas frater Adam de EIaermerdin quondam abbas de 
Neeth assensu conventus sui dedit et concessit domino Gilberto de Clare tunc 



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comiti Glocestrie et Hertfordie avo et antecessori nostro infra metas pre- 
dictas in escambium pro centum libratis annui et sicci redditus quas idem comes 
dedit et concessit predictis religiosis et eorum successoribus in elemosinam 
percipiendas de certis tenentibus certa tenementa tenentibus prout patet in 
quodam scripto indentato inter eosdem inde confecto et sigillis partium altematim 
consignato. Dedit etiam predictus comes Gilbertus predicto abbati et success- 
oribus suis licenciam distringendi in tenementa unde predictus redditus est 
proveniens in quorumcunque manibus temporibus futuris devenerint usque ad 
plenam solutionem predicti redditus siquid inde a retro fuerit quod quidem 
escambium et licentiam predictam pro nobis et heredibus nostris predictis 
monachis concedimus ratifieamus et confirmamus in perpetuum secundum formam 
scripti predicti. Volumus autem et eoncedimus quod predicti monachi et eorum 
successores habeant communam in boscis nostris infra metas predictas prout 
scripta sua que inde habent rationabiliter testantur. Hiis testibus . Dominis 
WiLLELMO de Erkalevve senescallo terrarum nostrarum . Johanne de Avene . 
EoGERO de Berkeroles . Edvvardo de Estradelyn militibus . Johanne le 
NoRREis . Mattheo ic SooR . Thoma de Barry . Thoma ap Aaron . Johanne 
LovEL et aliis. 

Datum apud Kaerdif nono die raensis Octobris anno domini millesimo tre- 
eentesimo et tricesimo octavo et anno regni Regis Edwardi tertii post 
conquestum duodecimo. [1338.] 

(C.) Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos Hugo le Despenser dominus 
G-lamorgan' et Morganc' inspeximus illustris domini scriptum domini Gilberti 
de Clare comitis Gtlocestrie et Hertfordie avi nostri in hec verba : — 

Omnibus ad quos presens seriptum pervenerit Gtilbertus de Clare comes 
Glocestrie et Hertfordie etemam in Domino salutem. Noveritis nos pro 
nobis et heredibus nostris concessisse fratri Ade de Kaermerdin abbati de Neeth 
et conventui ejusdem loci quod ipsi et eorum successores habeant meremium ad 
edificationem monasterii sui et rationabilem sustentationem monasterii predicti et 



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domorum suarum infi-a abbathiam suam existentium et etiam ad rationabilem 
sustentationem et edificationem domorura suarum necessariarum grangie sue de 
Tettebu' et bercarie ejusdem grangie que sunt juxta abbatiam suam inter 
abbatiam suam et castrum nostrum de Neeth capiendum in bosois nostris in 
G-LYNTAWY et Glynneth et Glyndeueleys et hoc per visum et liberationem 
forestariorum nostrorum. Preterea concessimus predictis abbati et conventui quod 
ipsi et eorum successores habeant aisiamenta viarum communiimi ab abbathia sua 
per le Kneygh ad gurgites suos ad Passagium de Briton una cum aisiamentis 
communis vie de abbathia per Coitfrank usque Sweyneseye sine impedimento 
fforestariorum uostrorum. In cujus rei testimonium huic scripto sigillum meum 
apposui. His testibus . Dominis Johanne de Boys . Johanne de Bellocampo . 

GrlLBERTO de ThORDON . JOHANNE de CrEPPYNG . ROBERTO lc YeEL . JOHANNE 

de Umfravill . Johanne le Norreis . Radulpho Bluet et Ricardo de la 
MoRE miHtibus . dominis Ada de Blechinglee . Simone de Heigham . 
M. Mauricio de Lancarvan . Henrico de Craneborn clericis . Roberto 
Bardolf . RoGERO dc la Gtarston et aliis. 

Datum apud Usk tertio decimo die Aprilis anno gratie millesimo ducentesimo 
octogesimo nono. [1289.] 

Nos autem predictum scriptum in omnibus suis articulis ratum habentes et 
gratum pro salute anime nostre et animabus omnium antecessorum et successorum 
nostrorum et pro nobis et heredibus nostris predictis viris religiosis et eorimi 
successoribus concedimus et ratificamus et confirmamus in perpetuum. His 
testibus . Dominis Willelmo de Erkalewe senescaUo terrarum nostrarum . 
Johanne de Avene . Eogero de Berkerolis militibus . Johanne le Norreis . 
Lewell' ap Ken' . Matheo le Soor . Thoma ap Aaron et aliis. 

Datum apud Kaerdif nono die mensis Octobris anno domini millesimo tricen- 
tesimo tricesimo octavo et etiam anno regni Regis Edwardi tercii post conquestum 
duodecimo. [1338.] 



1686 



(D.) Sciant presentes et futuri quod uos Hugo le Despenser dominus 
Glamorgan et Morganie pro salute anime nostre et animarum omnium ante- 
cessorum et heredum nostrorum dedimus concessimus et bae presenti carta nostra 
confirmavimus viris religiosis abbati et conventui ecclesie beate Marie de Neeth 
liberam licentiam adquirendi et ad manum mortuam recipiendi unam acram terre 
de Edwardo de Stradeling milite in villa de Sancto Donato simul oum 
advocatione ecclesie ejusdem ville cum omnibus membris et pertinenciis suis. 
Habendum et tenendum predictis viiis religiosis et eorum suceessoribus in liberam 
puram et perpetuam elemosinam absque omni servitio in perpetuum statuto 
contra religiosos de terris et tenementis non adquirendis non obstante. Volentes 
eisdem viris religiosis gratiam facere uberiorem concedimiis quod ipsi predictam 
ecclesiam cum omnibus membris et pertinentiis suis sibi appropriare possint et 
eam sic appropriatam in proprios usus tenere in forma prescripta absque aliquali 
calumpnia vel clamatione nostri vel heredum nostrorum in futurum supradicto 
statuto non obstante quam quidem appropriationem predictis viris religiosis et 
eorum successoribus faciendum ratificamus et confirmamus in perpetuum. In 
cujus rei testimonium sigillum cancellarie nostre de Kardif huic presenti carte 
nostre fecimus apponi. His testibus . Dominis Gilberto de Turberaill . 
Henrico de Umfravill . Rogero de Berkeroles . Johanne de Avene , et 
Johanne de Langeton militibus . Johanne le Norreis . Matheo le Soor 
et aliis. 

Datum apud Kaerdif tertio decimo die Septembris anno domini millesimo 
tricentesimo quadragesimo primo et etiam anno regni Regis Edwardi tertii post 
conquestum quinto decimo. [1341.] 

Nos autem predictus Edwardus le Despenser dominus Gtlamorgan' et 
Morganie pro salute anime nostre et animarum patris nostri et matris nostre et 
omnium antecessorum et heredum nostrorum omnes cartas donationes concessiones 
confirmationes et appropriationis licentias predictas et omnes alias donationes 
concessiones et confirmationes a singulis antecessoribus nostris et ab aliis liberis 



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hominibus quibuscunque infra terram nostram dictis monachis concessas ratas 
habentes et gratas eas pro nobis et heredibus nostris predictis monachis et eorum 
successoribus concedimus innovamus ratificamus et confirmamus quantum in nobis 
est in perpetuum. Volentes et concedentes quod iste carte concessiones confirma- 
tiones et appropriationes licencie supradicte et omnes alie carte et scripta que 
habent de nobis et singulis antecessoribus nostris et ab aliis liberis hominibus qui- 
buscunque in omnibus suis libertatibus firmiter et inviolabiliter observentur in 
perpetuum aliqua interruptione non obstante. In cujus rei testimonium huic 
presenti carte nostre sigillum cancellarie nostre de Kaerdif duximus apponendum. 
His testibus . venerabili patre in Christo Johanne Paschall Landavensis 
ecclesie episcopo . domino Johanne de Coventre tunc ejusdem ecclesie archi- 
diacono . dominis Gtilberto de Ellesfeld tunc vicecomite nostro de Gtlamorgan . 
B.ICARDO de Turbervill' . Olivero de Sancto Johanne . Johanne le Norreis . 
Edwardo de Stradeling militibus . Willelmo Fflemyng . Henrico de 
Landefey . Willelmo Denys et aliis. 

Datum apud Kaerdif xii. die Julii anno regni Regis Edwardi tertii post 
conquestum tricesimo secundo. [1358.] 

Inspeximus ulterius quasdam alias literas patentes Ricardi de Bello Campo 
comitis Warrewic [et] Albemarlie et domini G-lamorgan' et Morganie 
factas in hec verba : — 

(3.) RicARDus de Bello Campo comes Warrewic et Albemarlie et dominus 
G-LAMORGANCiE ct MoRGANCiE omnibus ballivis et ministris nostris predictorum 
dominiorum Q-lamorgan' et Morgan' salutem. Ex gravi querela religios- 
orum virorum et oratorum nostrorum abbatis et conventus monasterii beate 
Marie de Neeth accepimus quod quidam ballivi et ministri nostri veniunt circa 
festum Circumcisionis Domini annuatim ac aliis diversis vicibus ad monasterium 
predictum et de predictis abbati et conventu petunt et recipiunt diversas suramas 
pecunie nomine feodi eis debiti ac etiam coUigunt super tenentes suos colore 
officii sui pecuniam bidentes et alia diversa averia et similiter vendimt cervisiam 



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et tabernas in oppressionem dictorum abbatis et conventus et tenentium suorum 
predictorum. Ideo vobis et cuilibet vestrum precipimus et prohibemus quod 
nuUum tale feodum de cetero petatis nec aliquis vestrum petat recipiat seu 
coUigat pecuniam bidentes seu aliqua alia averia bona vel catalla nec vendant 
cervisiam vinum medonem nec aliquem alium potum in oppressionem dictorum 
abbatis et conventus et tenentium suorum predictorum sub pena gravis finis et 
judicii. In cujus rei testimonium his literis nostris patentibus sigillum can- 
cellarie nostre de Kardiff duximus apponendum. 

Datum in cancellaria nostra predicta duodecimo die Martii anno regni Eegis 
Henrici sexti post conquestum 

Inspeximus etiam alias literas patentes dicti Ricardi de Bello Campo factas 
in hec verba : — 

(4.) EiCARDUS de Bello Campo comes Warrev^^ici et Albemarlie dominus 
G-lamorgan' et Morgan' coUectoribus tallagii feodi comitatus Gtlamorgan' 

predicta maneria et grangias ac terras diversas abbatis de Neeth ejus 

tenentes et residentes in eisdem ad solutionem talagii aliter quam dictus 

abbas et ejus predecessores seu ejus tenentes et residentes in eisdem solvere ex 
antiquo tempore consueverunt de dictis grangiis et terris dominicis ideo vobis et 
cuilibet vestrum precipimus quod predictum abbatem seu ejus tenentes et 
residentes in eisdem grangiis et terris dominicis nullo modo quam de antiquo 
tempore fieri consuevit distringi faciatis seu unus vestrum distringi faciat de 
aliquo onere alicujus talagii dictam grangiam seu terram dominicam tangente et 
hoc nullo modo omittatis seu unus vestrum omittat sub pena qua incumbit 
deinceps. 

Datum in cancellaria nostra de Kaerdiff sub sigillo cancellarie nostre 

die Octobris anno regni Regis HenricI sexti post conquestum octavo. [1429.] 

Nos autem omnes donationes concessiones et confirmationes predictas et omnes 
alias donationes concessiones et confirmationes a singulis antecessoribus nostris et 
ab aliis liberis hominibus quibuscunque infra terram nostram dictis monachis 



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concessas ac omnia literas et scripta predicta et omnia et singula eorum contenta 

rata habeutes et grata ea pro nobis et heredibus nostris pro saLute animarum 

nostrarum et omnium progenitorum et anteoessorum heredum et successorum 

nostrorum acceptamus approbamus et dilecto nobis in Christo Roberto nunc 

abbati de Neeth et monachis ejusdem et successoribus suis concedimus innova- 

mus ratifieamus et confirmamus in liberam puram et perpetuam elemosinam 

quietam ab omni servicio et consuetudine seculari in perpetuum sicut nostra 

munimenta rationabiliter testantur. Et ulterius de gracia nostra speciali con- 

cedimus eisdem nunc abbati et conventui et successoribus suis quod iidem nunc 

abbas et conveutus et successores sui predicti ac eorum homiues servientes et 

rentarii sui predicti sint liberi quieti et exonerati de omnibus oranino donis 

auxiliis ta[l]lagiis et comorthis quibuscunque per totam terram nostram in per- 

petuum. Quare volumus et firmiter precipimus pro nobis et heredibus nostris 

quod nullus quiscunque iufra dictum dominium nostrum de Gtlamorgan et 

MoRGANiE de cetero petat exigat vel recipiat aliquod donum auxilium tallagium 

vel comortha de prefatis nunc abbate et conventu vel successoribus suis ueque 

de eorum hominibus servientibus seu rentariis predictis nec sub hujusmodi colore 

vel aliquo modo vendat vinum medonem cervisiam aut aliquid aliud in oppres- 

sionem hominum servientum vel rentariorum eoruudem uunc abbatis et 

conventus et successorum suorum. Et insuper quod nuUus ausu temerario 

concessiones innovationes ratificationes et confirmationes predictas seu eorum 

aliquas vel aliquam infringat aut infringere presumat nec contra predictas 

concessiones innovatioues ratificationes et confirmationes vel aliquod premissorum 

aliquid faciat seu facere presumat sub pena decem librarum nobis et heredibus 

nostris foris faciendarum et solvendarum totiens quotieus aliquis in contrarium 

aliquorum seu alicujus concessionis innovationis ratificationis et confirmationis 

predicte aut alicujus premissorum fecerit vel facero attemptaverit. In cujus rei 

testimoniimi his literis nostris patentibus sigillum cancellarie nostre de Xardif 

duximus apponendura. Hiis testibus . E.ogero Vaghan milite cancellario nostro 

9 M 



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de Kardif . WiLi,ELMO abbate de Margan . Thoma ap E.oger coronatore 
nostre de Kaerdif . Hexrico Stradelyng . Johanne Turburvill . Thoma 
Matthewe . Johanne Stradelyng armigeris et mnltis aliis. 

Datum apud Kaerdii^ predict' vicesimo quarto die mensis Junii anno Domini 
millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo octavo et anno regni Regis Edwardi 
quarti post conquestum octavo. [1468.] 

This Deed, of 24th Juue, 14t)8, is somewhat iuvolved. It is an Inspeximus of : — 

(L) A Charter of Neath Abbey. granting to Gilbert, 7th Earl of Gloucester, the lands of La Brittone, 
etc, in exchange for an annuity of one hundred pounds, secured on tenements in Neath. Cowbridge, etc, 
dated 13th April, 1289. 

(2.) An Inspeximus— dated 12th July, 32 Edward III., 13.^8— by Edward le Despenser, 6th Lord of 
Glamorgan, of : — 

(2a.) The Charter — dated 9th October, 1338— of Hugh le Despenser, 5th Lord of Glamorgan, 
insijecting : — 

(A.) The Charters of Richard de Granaville to Savigny Abbey, granting : — 

(a.) The waste between the four rivers Tavy, Clydaoh. Neath. and Pullcanan. 
(6.) The vill of Litaham and Neath Castle. 
(c.) Neath Castle. 
(B.) The Charters of William, Earl of Gloucester. confirming : — 
(d.) Blake.sker to Neath Abbey. 
(e.) Certain Hberties to the same. 
(C.) An Inspeximus by Hugh le Despenser — dated 9th October, 1338 — of : — 

Gilbert de Clare's Grant to Neath Abbey of timber for erection of the Monastery. etc, 
I3tli April, 1289. 
(D.) Charter of Hugh le Despenserto Neath Abbey. givinglicencetoacquire land in St. Donats. 
13th September, 1341. 
(3.) Charter of Richard de Beauchamp. Earl of Warwick. against extortion-:, 12th March, — Henry VI. 
(4.) Charter of the same Richard concerning disiraint-s, [ — ] October, 8 Henry VI. 



MCCXXI. 

GRANT by thomas ap llewellin ap jevan ap david 
to lodovicus, his so^, of two tenements in 
st. fagans and dinaspowys. 

[Margam Charter.] 

15 JuLY. 9 Edw. IV. 1469. 
Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Thomas ap Llewellin ap Jevan ap 
David dedi concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Lodo^^^co filio meo duo 



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tenementa cum suis pertinentiis quorum unum situatur in villa de Seynt Fagan 
in quo dictus Jevan ibidem inhabitabat cum orreo suo ibidemet aliis pertinentiis . 
cum tota proparte mea terrarum vocatarum le Yolles ibidem . cum pertinentiis 
in parochia et dominio de Seynt Fagan. Alterum vero tenementum situatur 
apud Dynaspowys cum suis pertinentiis in quo Nicholaus Veel inbabitat 
ibidem dato presencium in parochia Sancti Andree . in comitatu Glamorgancie. 
Habendum et tenendum predicta duo tenementa cum omnibus suis pertinentiis 
predicto Lodowico filio meo heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum . de 
capitalibus dominis feodorum illorum per redditus et servicia inde debita et de 
jure consueta, Et ego vero predictus Thomas et heredes mei predicta duo 
tenementa cum orreo et omnibus aliis pertinentiis predicto Lodowico filio meo 
heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum 
apposui. Hiis testibus . Johanne Ll[ewellyn] . Philippo Lemys . Johanne 
Smyth' . Johanne Voylly . RoBERTO Fabian' . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Seynt Fagan' . quinto decimo die mensis Julii . anno regni 
Regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum nono. 



MCCXXII. 

EXTRACT FROM THE INQUISITION POST MORTEM OF 
WILLIAM HERBERT, EARL OF PEMBROKE. 

[Inq. p. mort., 9 Edw. IV., No. 21, m. 6.] 

9 Edw. IV. 1469—1470. 



jurati dicunt quod idem nuper comes tenuit die quo obiit 

in dominico suo ut de feodo castrum de manerium de Swaynesey ; dominium 
sive terras de Gtower ; dominium sive terras de Kylvey ; castrum et manerium 



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de Oystermotjth ; castrum et manerium de Lloughour ; ac maneria de Landy- 
MORE RussELLY Kythull Trewydna Lunon' Pennakd et West-gower cum 

pertinentiis in marchiis Wallie ot quod dicta castra dominia et 

maneria cura eorimi pertineutiis tenentur de domino Rege ut de Corona 

per que servicia ignorant. Et valent per annum in omnibus exitibus juxta 
venim valorem cxx"- x"- iiij' 

mccxxiit. 

LEASE by william, abbot of maegam, and howell ap 
jeuan, etc, and otiiers, of the gpange of terris 
in the fee of havod-y-porth, for twenty years. 

[Harl. Charter, 75 A. 46.] 

29 Skpt. 10 Edw. IV. 1470. 

Hec indentura facta inter Willelmum abbatem monasterii beate Marie de 

Margan et ejusdem loei conventum ex parte una et Howell' ap Jeuan 

ap Jankyn . Wili.tam' ap Howell' . David ap Jeuan ap David the et 

Gr[o]no ap David Dew . oonjunctim et divisim ex parte altera testatur quod 

predieti abbas et conventus unanirai assensu "et concensu ooncesserunt tradide- 

runt et ad fii'mam dimiserunt predictis Howell' . Willelmo . David et Grono et 

cuilibet eorum grangiara de Terris cum pertinentiis suis exceptis bercaria ibidem 

cum pertinentiis suis ex antiquo tempore usitatis et exceptis onmimodis 

deeimis preter soloraodo decimis garbarum et exceptis eeiam omnibus profieuis 

proventibus et emolumentis curie baronis qualitercunque pertinentibus et exceptis 

omuimodis piscariis ubicunque ibidera. Ac eciara dicti abbas et conventus 

concesserunt et tradiderunt predictis Howell' . Willelmo . Da-vid et Gtrono 

quandam parcellam terre vooatam Gtamlase eum omuibus pertinontiis suis 

exceptis omnibus terris in manibus tenencium existenciura et exceptis duabus 

acris terre nuper in manibus Jankyn ap Oregore usque ad ulteriorem 



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ripam^ aque de Avene iu parte boreali. Habendum et teuendum predictam 
grangiam oum omnibus pertinentiis suis predictis exceptis preexceptis et predic- 
tam parcellam terre cum pertinentiis suis prefatis Howell' . Willelmo . Da^id 
et Grono et cuilibet eorum ad terminum viginti annorum post datum presencium 
et mediate sequencium plenarie complendorum. E-eddendo inde an[n]uatim 
predictis abbati et conventui et eorum successoribus pro predicta grangia decem 
marcas sterlingorum ad terminos subscriptos videlicet quinque marcas et unimi 
carnocum salis ad festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli et quinque marcas ad 
festum sapctorum apostolorum Philippi et Jacobi. Reddendo eciam predictis 
abbati et conventui et eorum successoribus pro predicta parcella terre vocata 
Gamlase quinque marcas sterlingorum sex solidos viii. denarios ad festum 
assumpcionis beate Marie virginis. Et si predicti Howell' . Willelmus . 
David et GrRONO obierint infra terminum predictum quod absit dicta grangia 
cum omnibus pertinentiis suis et predicta parcella terre cum omnibus pertinentiis 
suis dictis abbati et conventui et eorum successoribus remanebunt sine aliqua 
contradiccione hiis denturis non obstantibus. Et predicti Howell' . Willelmus . 
David et GrRONO tenentes dictorum abbatis et conventus super feodum de 
Havotporth quocunque colore quesito non vexabunt molestabunt seu quocunque 
modo gravabunt sed si predicti tenentes super terras ferme eorum predicte traus- 
gredi coutigerit tunc prepositus seu ballivus dictorum Howell' . Willelmi . 
David et Grono predictos tenentes ad curiara dicturum abbatis et conventus de 
Havotporth attachiabunt et secundum qualitatera delicti per juramentum sex 
fide dignorum taxabuntur et predicti abbas et conventus medietate[m] 
[habebunt] amerciamentorum pro transgressione illis facta. Insuper dicti 
Howell' . Willelmus . David et Grono predictam grangiam tam in 
domibus quam in fossis [et] clausuris reparabunt manutenebunt et sus- 
tentabuut et in fini termini predicti prediotam grangiam oum pertinentiis 
suis computenter {sic) et sufficieuter reparabunt et predictam parcellam terre 
cum pertinentiis suis predictis abbati et conventui et eorum suecessoribus 

(1) Ripe, MS. 



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pacifice (limittent . Percipiendo merhemium sufficiens ad usum dicte grangie per 
visum et liberaeionem forest[ar]eorum vel aliorum quos abbas qui pro tempore 
[fuerit] voluerit assignare. Preterea hec indentura testatur quod non licebit 
predictis Howell' . Willelmo . David et Grono dictam grangiam vendere 
impugnare aut alienare sine licencia dictorum abbatis et conventus. Et si 
predictus an[n]ualis redditus decem marcarum quinque marcarimi sex solidorum 
viij. denariorum et unum carnocum salisa retro fuerit in parte vel in toto terminis 
subscriptis ex tunc bene liceat dictis abbati et conventui et eorum suecessoribus 
super feodum dicte grangie et terre distringere et districciones sic ibidem captas 
abducere et asportare et penes se retinere donec de predicta au[u]uali firma decem 
marcarum quinque marcarum sex solidorum viu. denariorum et imum caruocum 
salis una cum a[re]ragii8 si que fuerint plenarie satisfactum ac eciam si predictus 
an[n]ualis redditus decem marcarum quinque marcarum sex solidorum viij. de- 
nariorum et umun carnocum salis a retro fuerit in parte vel iu toto per uuam 
quindenam post terminos superius limitatos ex tunc bene liceat predictis 
abbati et conventui et eorum successoribus in predictam grangiam et pre- 
dictam parcellam terre cum omnibus pertinentiis suis reintrare et ea pacifice 
retinere hiis denturis in aliquo non obstantibus. Ac eciam predictus con- 
veutus habebunt solacium in predicta graugia annuatim in die Sancti 
Theodorichi presbiteri. Et si contingat predictos Howell' . Willelmum . 
David et GrRONO aut aliquem eorum dictam grangiam aut aliquam ejus partem 
vendere impuguare aut aliquem parcennaiium acceptare aut aKenare sine licencia 
dictorum abbatis et conventus aut feloniam committere aut dominima disclamare 
aut sufiiciens districcio de bonis eorum super feodvmi dicte grangie et ten-e non 
poterit reperire {sic) ex tunc bene liceat dietis abbati et conventui et eorum suc- 
cessoribus in dictam grangiam et dictam terram cum omnibus pertinentiis suis 
intrare et ipsam pacifice retinere hac indentura in aliquo non obstante. Et uos 
vero predicti abbas et conventus dictam gi-angiam cum pertinentiis suis in dicta 
parcella terre cum pertinentiis suis exceptis preexceptis predictis Howell' . 



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WiLLELMO . David et GrRONO pro nobis et suocessoribus nostris in modo et forma 
predictis durante terraino super dicto ut premittitur contra omnes gentes waran- 
tizabimus et defendemus per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium hujus indenture 
sigilla parcium predictarum alternatim sunt appensa. 

Datum in festo Sancti Michaelis archangeli auno regni Regis Edwardi 
quarti post conquestum decimo. 

Endorsed iii a late hand — ' Stannigeth (?) vell Terres.' 

The Grange of Ty-Rhys, here called Terris, in Havod-y-Porth, hereby leased for tweiity years, \vas 
a well-known part of the possessions of Margam. See a paper bj' Major T. G-ray, of Port-Talbot, 
in Journal of the British Archaeological Association New Series, Vol. XI., p. 108 (1905). The 
endoraement gives the other name of the Grange, but is unfortimately indistinct. 

MCCXXIV. 

PRECIPE BY aEORGE PLANTAGENET, DUKE OF CLARENCE, 
TO THE SHERIFFS OF OLAMOROAN, IN FAVOUR OF 
MARGAM ABBEY. 

[Margam Charter.] 

11 OcT. 11 Edw. IV. 1471. 
Georgius dux Clarencie et dominus Gtlamorgancie et Morgancie omnibus 
vicecomitibus seneschallis constabulariis ac omnibus ahis ballivis ministris et 
fidelibus dominiorum nostrorum Q-lamorgancie et Morgancie salutem. 

Ex gravi querela religiosorum virorum ao oratorum nostrorum Willelmi 
Corntoun' abbatis et conventus monasterii beate Marie de Margan accepimus 
quod quidam ballivi ac ministri nostri circa festum circumcisionis Domini ac aliis 
diversis vicibus cum magna multitudine virorum ac equorum veniunt ad dictum 
monasterium in magnam oppressionem dictorum abbatis et conventus et ab ipsis 
petunt et recipiunt diversas peouniarum summas nomine feodi eis debiti. Ac 
eciam coUigunt super tenentes et molendinarios suos colore oflficiorum suorum 
pecuniam bidentes et alia diversa averia et similiter vendunt cervisiam et tabernas 
in oppressionem dictorum abbatis et conventus tenencium et molendinariorum 
suorum predictorum. Et ideo vobis et cuilibet vestrum precipimus et prohibemus 



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quod uullum tale feodum decetero petatis nec ali(|uis vestrum petat recipiat 
seu colligat seu aliquis vel aliqui alii aliquo colore quesito petat vel petaut 
colligat aut colligant aliquo terapore in futuro aliqua boua vocatii ' comortha ' 
pecuniam bidentes bestias seu aliqua alia onera bona seu catalla nec vendant 
cervisiam vinimi medonem nec aliquam taberuam in oppressionem dictorum 
abbatis et conventus tenentium et molendinariorum suorum predictomm sub 
pena gravis finis et indignaciouis uostre. Et eciam sciatis quod suscepimus 
iu protecciouem et defeucionem nostras speciales dilectos oratores nostros dictos 
abbatem et couventum commonachos et cuufratres suos servientes homines 
tenentes molendinarios teiTas res redditus decimas piscaturas necnon omnes 
possessiones. Et ideo vobis et cuilibet vestrum committimus et mandamus 
firmiter injungentes quod ipsum abbatem commonachos confratres servientes 
homines tenentes molendinarios res redditus decimas piscaturas et omnes posses- 
siones suas supradictas manuteneatis protegatis et defendatis non iuferentes vel 
inferri permittentes eis nec eorum alicui injuriam molestiam dampuum aliquod 
seu gravamen. Et si quid eis injuriatum fuerit id eis sine dilacione debite corrigi 
et emendari faciatis. In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus. 
patentes. 

Datum in cancellaria nostra de Keruyff' sub sigillo cancellarie nostre ibidem 
undecimo die mensis Octobris anuo regni Regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum 

AxGLiE undecimo. 

Imperfect seal, cream-coloured wax, about 3in. diam. 

Obverse. The Duke in armour, with sword, helmet and shield of arms (as on 

recerse), riding to the right ou a caparisoned horse. Background diapered with 

sprigs of foliage. 

Reverse. A large shield of arms; per pale, dex., quarterly, 1, 4, France, 

modern ; 2, 3, Englaxd, a label of three points over all : sin, per fess, in 

chief, Beauchamp ; in base, chequy, a chevron ermiue, Newburgh, Earl of 

Warwick. 



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MCCXXY. 

SETTLEMENT IN TAJL BY DOM JOHN MURYK, RECTOR OF 

CHERYNOTON [CHERITON], AND ANOTHER, ON HOIS- 

OEKYN THOMAS OF PENRALTHE AND ELENA DOU, HIS 

WIFE, AND OTHERS, OF A MESSUAGE AT PENEALTHE 

IN LLANDYMOR. 

[Margam Charter.] 

3 May. 12 Edw. IV. 1472. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos dominus Johannes Muryk rector de 

Cheryngton' et Johannes ap Wylliam ap Jank' Bach' dimisimus et hac 

presenti carta nostra liberavimus Hoisgekyn' Thomas de Penralthe et Elene 

Dou uxori ejus unum mesuagium cum suis pertinentiis situatum apud Pen- 

ralthe juxta terram Ricardi Harry ibidem ex parte occidentali et terram 

Thome Gtr' ex parte orientali necnon omnia terras et tenementa prata pascuas 

pasturas gravas boscos et vasta jacentia sive existentia infra feodum de Landymore 

predicta . duobus gardinis divisim jacentibus in villa de Lanrydean dumtaxat 

exceptis . que nuper habuimus ex dono et feoffamento dicti Hoisgekyn' Thomas 

ut in quadam carta simplicis feodi inde nobis facta manifeste liquet. Habendum 

et tenendum mesuagium predictum necnon omnia terras et tenementa prata 

pascuas pasturas gravas boscos et vasta cum omnibus viribus juribus et com- 

moditatibus universis et singulis suis pertinentiis cujuscumque {sic) prefato 

Hoisgekyn' et Elene uxori ejus ad totum terminum vite eorum et diucius 

viventis de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de jure 

consueta. Et quod post mortem eorundem mesuagium predictum necnon omnia 

terras et tenementa prata pasturas pascuas gravas boscos (sic) et vasta cum omnibus 

viribus juribus ac commoditatibus universis et singulis suis pertinentiis quibus- 

cumque integre remaneant Johanni Thomas filio dictorum Hoisgekyn et Elene 

uxoris ejus et heredibus rectis de corpore suo legittime procreatis seu procreandis 

de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. 

Et si contingat dictus Johannes Thomas sine heredibus^ de corpore suo legitime 

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procreatis obire . quod absit . quod extunc mesuagium predictum cimi omnibus 
suis pertinentiis . ut predicitur . iutegre remaneant Jenkyn' Thomas fratri dicti 
JoHANNis Thomas. Habendum et tenendum sibi et rectis heredibus de corpore 
suo legittime procreatis seu procreandis de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per 
servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. Et [si] contingat predictum Jank' 
Thomas sine rectis heredibus' de corpore suo legittime procreatis obire quod tunc 
mesuagium predictum necnon omnia terras et tenementa prata pascuas pasturas 
gravas boscos (sic) et vasta cum omnibus viribus juribus et commoditatibus 
univorsis et singulis suis pertinentiis quibuscumque remaneant Morgano Thomas 
et heredibus de corpore ejus legittime procreatis. Et simili modo pro defectu 
rectorum heredum predicti Morgani mesuagium prediotum necnon omnia 
predicta terre et tenementa ut supra remaneant David Thomas et heredibus de 
corpore suo legittime procreatis de capitalibus dominis . etc. Et pro defectu 
rectorum heredum ipsius David Thomas mesuagium predictum necnon omnia 
predicta terras (sic) et tenementa ut supra remaneant integre Wenlleane 
Thomas sorori eorundem. Habendum et tenendum prefate "Wenlleane et 
heredibus de corpore ejus legittime procreatis de capitalibus dominis feodi illius 
per servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. Et si contingat eos predicti 
Johannes Jenk' Morgan David et Wenlliana sine rectis heredibus de 
corporibus eorum legittime procreatis^ obire quod absit quod tunc mesuagium 
predictum necnon omnia predicta terre et tenementa ut prefertur rectis here- 
dibus ipsius Hoisgekyn Thomas revertentur impeqDetuum . [Habendum et 
tenendum] de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de 
jure consueta. In cujus rei testimoniimi presenti carte nostre taliate sigilla 
nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus . Thoma Harry . Henrico Bedyr . Johanne 
Bedyr . Johanxe ap Jevan . Howello Bach' et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Penralthe tercio die mensis Maii anno regni Regis Edwardi 
quarti post conquestum duodecimo. 

Endorsed — ' Hoskyn Thomas.' 

The grammar of this document is very faulty. 

(1) Sive heredes. MS. 

(3) Sive rectos heredes, M3. 

(3) Sive recti heredes .... procreati, MS. 



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MCCXXVI. 

AWAHD OF HOPKYN AP DAVID, UMPIEE, IN A DISPUTE 
BETWEEN JOHN MAUNCELL, OF LEISONSTON, AND 
HUGH OWEYN, CONCERNING LAND AND WOOD AT 
LEISONSTON, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

16 Nov. 12 Edw. IV. A.D. 1472. 

This indentur made the xvj. day of Novembre the xu. yere of the regne of 
Kynge Edward' the fourth' wittenessith that wher John' Mauncell' of 
Leisonston' of that one parte and Hugh' Oweyn' of that othere parte wer'n 
bonden by their obligac'n8 in the summe of xxli. euery to othere under condico'ns 
that they and euery of them should' abide and stonde the awarde reule and 
jugemente of Oweyn' ap Jankyn ap Henr' Nichole' Philipe Hopkyn' 
Skynner and Richard Scurlac choisett of the seyde partes is assente as for the 
variance and discorde that is or was by twyn' the seyde parties tochynge the 
title and the right of v. acres londe and j. acre wode in Leisonston felde. And 
yf the seyde arbitratours myght' not acorde by certen day lympted they to 
choise an emper' whiche arbitratours myght' not acorde then of their fre will' and 
consente choisen' Hopkyn' ap David empere apon' the seyde mater whiche 
Hopkyn' examyned the seyde mater and variance at divers tymes and dedes 
and evidence . And ther apon' awarded and juged that the seyde John' 
Mauncell' shall swer to the seyde Hugh' or his attorneys and they to 
receve it in the chii-che of Langenyth' apon' Seynt Kenyth' is hedde and 
the seyde Hugh' or his attorney to brynge fourth the relike by twyu ix. at 
bell' in the mornynge and u. at After nown' a Sonday the xxj. day of 
Marche next folwynge this presente the seyde John' Mauncell' and a xj. fre 
holders wit hym by West Pull' as Llythred' ledyth to Sir John' Walter is 
place in Wern'haloc providynge that Thomas Gteffrey be one of the xj. men' 



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and swere that his right and title is better and more rightful by his evidence and 
auncestors bj fore hym then is the title and right of the seyde Hugh' Oweyn 
by his dedes of purcheise. And yf the seyde John' fulfill this ooth' then he and 
his heires to holde and engioy the seyde londe and wode for ever more witoute 
eny interupcon' or impediment of the seyde Hugh' ne of his heires. And yf the 
seyde John' fayle of the seyde oothe in forme aboue seyde that then the seyde 
Hugh' and his heires to occupie and engioy the said londes and wode witoute 
eny maner impediraente or chalange of the seyde John' ne of his heires her after 
for euer. And yf eny of the seyde partes varye or do the contrary to this awarde 
that he condempued in xx//. as it aperyth' by their seyde obligacon's to be payde 
as pure dette to the party grevyd, Also that the seyde Hugh' ne non othere 
for hym troble vexe procur ne lett uo mau to swere wit the seyde John' 
Mauncell' the seyde othe. In wittenesse of the whiche the seyde emper' to 
the bothe partes of this indentures hath putto his seale the day and yere aboue 
seyde. 

The curious custom of swearing an oath upon the head of St. Kenjth, at Llangenyth, heie 
described, may be compared with the earlier oaths taken upon the $anctuaria, as mentioned in the twelfth 
centurj' charters of Margam A.bbey. 

MCCXXVII. 

GRANT OF ENFEOFMENT BY RICHARD FLEMING TO DAYID 
LLEWELYN, CANON OF LLANDAFF, AND HQGH ADAM, 
VICAR OF ST. DONATS, OF THE MANOR OF LANFEY, 
AND LANDS IN THE DEMESNE OF OOMORE. 

[G. G. F.] 

13 OcT. 13 Edw. n^ 1473. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Ricardus Flemmyng tradidi dimisi 
feoffavi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Dauid Ll[ewely]n canonieo ecclesie 
cathedralis Landavensis et Hugoni Adam vicario ecclesie parochialis Sancti 



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DoNATi manerium de Lanfay cum omnibus suis pertinenciis necnon omnes illas 
terras et tenementa prata pascua et pasturas cum omnibus suis pertinenciis in 
dominio de Ogemore ac eciam omnes illas ten'as et tenementa prata pascua et 
pasturas cum omnibus suis pertinenciis in Blonston et Corndon cum omnibus 
suis pertinenciis. Habendum et teneudum eisdem Dauid et Hugoni et heredi- 
bus suis imperpetuum de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servicia inde 
debita et de jure consueta. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre 
sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus . Thoma Flemmyng . Jankyn Gyle . 
Alexandro Seintjohn . Jankyn ap Richard . Ludowico John' . et multis aliis. 

Dat' apud manerium de Lanfay prescriptum in festo Sancti Edwardi 
Regis et Confessoris anno regni Regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum Anglie 
tercio decimo. Symond. 

Deed poll. Seal, red wax. Device, a cinquefoil. 

Endorsed — * Carta Ricardi Flemmyng de manerio de LLanffey in Ogmore.' 

MCCXXYIII. 

GRANT OF ENFEOFMENT BY DAYID LLEWELYN, CANON OF 
LLANDAFF, AND HUOH ADAM, YICAR OF ST. DONATS 
TO HENKY STRADELING AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE, 
OF THE MANOR OF LANFEY, AND LANDS IN THE 
DEMENSE OF OGMORE, Etc. 

[G. G. F.] 
St. Luke's Day. 18 OcT. 13 Edw. IY. 1473. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos David Ll[ewely]n canonicus ecclesie 
cathedralis Landavensis et Hugo Adam vicarius ecclesie parochialis Sancti 
Donati tradidimus dimisimus feoffavimus et hac presenti carta nostra confir- 
mavimus Henrico Stradelyng armigero et Elizabethe uxori sue manerium 
de Lanfay cum omnibus suis pertinenciis necnon omnes illas terras et tenementa 



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prata pascua et pasturas cum omnibus suis pertinenciis iu dominio de Ogemore 
ac eciam omnes illas terras et tenementa prata pascua et pasturas cum omnibus 
suis pertinenciis in Blonston et Corndon. Habendum et tenendum eisdem 
Henrico et Elizabethe heredibus et assignatis dicti Henrici imperpetuum de 
capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de jm^e consueta. In 
cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis 
testibus . Thoma Fflemmyng' . Jankyn Gile . Alexandro Setntjohn . Jankyn 
ap Uycharde . ac Lodowico John' et multis aliis. 

Datum apud manerium de Lanfay prescriptum in festum Sancti Luce 
evangeliste anno regni Regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum Anglie 
terciodecimo. Symond. 

A deed poU. Two seals in red wux : 1> a ehaplet ; 2, uncertain. 

MCCXXIX. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY HENRY SCURLAG TO WILLIAM BENET, OF 
LANDS, ETC, AT BURRY, IN THE FEE OF PONTPER', 

[Margam Charter.] 

10 Feb. 13 Edw. IV. 1474. 
Notum sit omnibus tam futuris quam presentibus quod ego Henricus Scurlag 
remisi relaxavi et omnino pro me et heredibus meis quietumclamavi imperpetuum 
Willelmo Benet heredibus ac assignatis suis totimi jus meum et clameum quod 
habeo habui vel aliquo modo habere potui vel potero in futurum in omnibus 
messuagiis curtilagiis gardinis pratis fossis et vastis cum suis pertinentiis jacen- 
tibus apud Burry in feodo meo de Pontper' per metas et bundas sicud 
Benedictus pater predicti Willelmi illa acquisivit de domino David patre meo. 
Ita videlicet quod nec ego predictus Henricus nec heredes mei nec aliquis per 
nos vel pro nobis aut nomine nostro aliquod jus vel clameum in predictis 
messuagiis curtilagiis terris gardinis pratis fossis seu vastis decetero cum suis 



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pertinentiis exigere vel clamare debemus nec poterimus set per presentes ab 
omnibus accionibus et clameis juris in omnibus locis inde simus exclusi imper- 
petuum preter duodecem den. redditus annuatim ad fest. S. Mich. et sectam curie 

mee per submonicionem dierum et eommune herietum in obitu suo vide- 

licet melius animal si habitet super dictam terram. Et si non habitat super 
dictam terram quinque sol. tantum pro omnibus aliis serviciis secularibus sectis 
wardis maritagiis releviis serjanciis comorthis et quibuscunque demandis. In 
cujus rei testimonium sigillum meum huic quieteclamationi est appensum. 

Datum apud Scurlagiscastel deoimo die Februarii anno regni Begis 
Edwardi tertio decimo. 

Imperfect seal, green wax. A shield of arms, ' three bars.' 

MCCXXX. 

NOTARIAL RECORD BY DAVID LLANDAFF, ALIAS AP MADOC, 
CLERK, NOTARY PUBLIC, OF THE INQUISITION POST 
MORTEM OF ROBERT YELE OF LYSWRONNYTH, AND 
SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS RELATIYE TO THE TENURE 
OF THE MANOR OF LYSWRONNYTH. 

[T. Franklen.] 

2 Sept. 4 OF SixTus IV. 1474. 

In Dei nomine Amen. Per prsesens publicum instrumentum cuuctis appareat 
evidenter quod anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo quarto 
indictione octava pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri 
domini Sixti divina provideatia Papee quarti anno quarto mensis Septembris die 
secunda in plena ouria apud Lantw^it dicta secunda die tenta coram Johanne 
Herbert Wtllelmo Ragland et Ludovico Ragland locum-tenentibus 
honorabilis viri Thom^ Vaughan armigeri tunc ibidem seneschalli admissse 
personse adtunc tenentes manerium de Lyswronny videhcet Johannes Hyll . 



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David Glyell . RicHARDus Ward . Thomas Hopet . David ap Thomas . 

JOHANNES GrOUGH . DaVID HyLL . WlLLELMUS FlETCHERUS . ThOMES HeRVY . 

David Hervey . Johannes Rees . Jenkin Began . JoHANNEs Lewis . 

JOHANNES HyLTON . DaVID CuRYCK . JoHANNES WlIXIAM . et WlLLELMUS ap 

Jeuan Veaghn in dicta curia personaliter comparentes coram me [notarijum 
tactis per eos sacrosanctis Dei evangeliis ad dicendum et testificandum veritatem 

de et super articulis de quibus examinarentur et tunc 

ibidem videlicet de hac .... nuper compertum f uerit per quandam inquisitionem 

ex officio captara in euria de Lantwit tenta ibidem die quarto die Maii 

anno regni Regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum quarto decimo coram 
Richardo Crofte annigero locura-tenente Thom.« Crofte armigeri tuac 
seneschalli ibidem pro supradicto Johanne ap Jevan ap Thomas . Willelmi 
Ragland . LuDovici Ragland . Lewelini ap Gwilym ap David . Richardi 
Flemyng . Johannis Carne . Jenkin ap Jeuan Veagh . Trahaerni Snell . 

ThOMA MaTHEW . RlCHARDI HeRMAN . JoHANNlS LoRD filii JoHANNIS LoRD . 

et HoYSKYN Lewelin . qui virtute sacramenti sui dixerunt et deposuerunt quod 

Robertus Vele obiit seisitus de manerio suo ut de feodo de manerio de Lys- 

wronnyth exceptis iiu^'^- et una acris terrse et prati quas dictus Robertus per 

cartam suam dedit Ludovico Ragland et hseredibus suis . Et quod Alicia filia 

praedicti Roberti est proxima hseres ipsius Roberti et est setatis sex annorum et 

amplius. Et quod prsedictum manerium tenetur de Richardo Duce de Gtlou- 

cestria domino Glamorgani^ et Morgani^ et de manerio et dominio suo de 

Lantwit per summonitionem militarem et valet per annum ultra reprisas quin- 

decem libras et sexdecim denaxios . Et quod praedictus Robertus obiit septimo 

die Octobris anno duodecimo Regis Edwardi quinti . Et quod Alicia nuper 

uxor JoHANNis Vele omuia exitus et proficua inde provenientia a morte prsedicti 

JoHANNis habuit et recepit . Qute quidem Alicia post iuquisitionem prBedictam 

captam veuit ad prsedictum Richardum Crofte et clamavit prcedictum 

manerium de Lyswronnyth dicendo et asserendo quod prsedictus Johannes 



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Vele nuper maritus suus et pater prsedicti EiOberti Vele per quandam 
cartam suam feoffaverat quosdam videlicet Johannem Turbervile armi- 
gerum et David ap Llewelin Vaghan clericum nuper rectorem de Sancto 
Fagano de et in manerio prsedicto . Et quod iidem Johannes et David 
per quandam aliam cartam suam dederunt praedictum manerium preefatis 
JoHANNi Vele et Alici^ uxori suse ad terminum vitse eorum . Et post 
eorum deeessum idem manerium remaneret Willelmo Vele et Johanni Vele 
filiis prsedictorum Johannis et Alici^ . Unde et super haec praedicti tenentes de 
Lyswronnyth jurati et examinati fuerunt utrum ipsi aut aliquis eorum viderant 
vel viderat audiverant vel audiverat aut aliquo modo cognoverant aut cognoverat 
hujusmodi seisinam et possessionem sic per dictam Aliciam asseisitam fuisse et 
liberatam . Q,ui inde provisi et plene concordati dicunt per eorum sacramentiun 
quod nullam hujusmodi possessionem aut seisinam unquam antea viderunt audi- 
verunt nec cognoverunt nec aliquis eorum vidit audivit nec cognovit [asseisitam] 
fuisse et deliberatam . super quibus omnibus et singulis Willelmus Wode et 
Trahaernus Snell approviatores prsedicti domini senescalli adtunc ibidem 
prsesentes requisiverunt me notarium publicum subscriptum scilicet tunc ibidem 
prsesentem publicum conficere instrumentum . meque subscribere quod praesens 
instrumentum una cum sigillis locum-tenentium supradictorum ac testium sub- 
scriptorum signo meo notario consignatm*. 

Data et acta sunt hsec prout suprascribuntur et recitantur sub anno Domini 
indiotione Pontificatu mense die et loco supradiotis . prsesentibus tunc ibidem 
venerabilibus et discretis viris Johanne ap Jeuan ap Thomas . Ludovico ap 
GuiLYM ap David . HoELLO ap Philip ap Thomas . et aliis quampluribus 
testibus cum multitudine copiosa ad prsemissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

David Landaff. 
Spes mea in domino. 

P. N. F. Ego David Landaff alias ap Madoc clericus Landavensis 
Dioceseos publicus auctoritatibus Apostolica et Imperiali notarius prsedictse 

90 



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examinationi juramenti praefatonim ac juratorum timc ibidem declarationi et 
publicationi omuibusque aliis et singulis prsemissis dum sic ut praemittitur sub 
anno domini indiotione Pontificatu mense die et loco quibus supradicta agebantur 
et fiebant unacum preenominatis testibus prsesens personaliter interfui eaque 
omnia et singula sic fieri vidi et audivi scripsi publicavi et in hanc publicam 
formam redegi . Signoquo et nomine meis solitis et eonsuetis unacum appositione 
sigillorum supradictorum locum-tenentium ac testium prsemissorum signavi 
rogatus et requisitus in fidem et testimonium omnium et singulorum prsemissorum. 

Endorsed — ' A publyke instrument.' 

Imperfectly and incorrectly transcribed in the MS. book from which this text 
is derived. 

MCCXXXI. 

DEAFT ACT OF PARLIAMENT SETTINO OUT THE TERMS OF 
THB EXCHANGE BT KING EDWAED IV. OF THE CASTLE 
OF ELVELL, WITH THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTEE AND 
HIS WIFE ANNE, FOE THE CASTLE OF UGIMOEE. 

[CoTTON MS. JuLius B. XII., F. 204.] 1474-1483. 

EXCAMBIUM INTER ElvELl' ET UgMOR. 

Where it was late covenaunted and agreed betwene the most excellent Prince 
King Edward the iiu'^'^ of the one partie And his humble subiectes Eichard 
Duc of GrLOUCESTRE and Anne his wiff' of the othir partie that the seid most 
excellent Prince the Kyng schuld have to hym and to his heires the castell' lord- 
shipp' and maner of Elvell' with' the membres and appurtenaunces therof in 
Walys and marches of Walys wherof the same Duc and Anne then were 
seased in their demeane as of fee in the right of the same Anne discharged of all' 
grauntes made of any offices fees or rentes other then the rent serviees and 
services therof of olde tyme due and accustumed . And that therfore the same 



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Duc and Anne shuld have them And to the heires of the same Anne the 
castell' lordshipp' and maner of Ugmore with the membres and appurtenaimces 
therof in Walys and marches of Walys wherof om- said soveraigne lord then 
was seased in his demeane as of fee as parcell' of his Duchie of Lancastre, 
discharged of all' grauntes of offices fees or rentes other then rent services and 
services therof of olde tyme due and accustumed And that the seid states shuld 
be made sure by auctorite of parlement And otherwise af ter thentent aboveseid by 
reason' wherof the seid Duc and Anne have made astate of the seid castell' lord- 
shipp' and maner of Elvell' with the membres and appurtenaunces therof to our 
seid soveraigne lord to have to hyme and to his heires . And also the seid most 
excellent Prince the Kyng by his lettres patentes under the seale of his seid 
Duchie of Lancastre hath' made astate of the seid castell' lordshipp' and maner 
of Ugmore with the membres and appurtenaunces therof to the said Duc and 
Anne to have to them and the heires of the same Annc in parcell' of fulfillyng 
of thentent aboveseid ffor the sure accomplisshment and performance of the 
premisses and playn entent beforesaid to be observed and kept . Hit be enacted 
ordeyned and stablisshed by the Kyng our soverayn' lord by thaduyse of the 
lordes spirituelx and temporelx and the comyns in this present parlement assera- 
bled, and by auctorite of the same that the seid most excelleut Prince tho Kyng 
have hold' and enioye to hym and to his heires for ever the forseid castell' lord- 
shipp' and maner of Elvell' with the membres and appurtenaunces therof 
And also that the seid Duc and Anne by the same auctorite have hold and 
enioye to them and to the heires of the same Anne for ever the forsaid castell' 
lordshipp' and maner of Ugmore with the membres and appurtenaunces therof 
And that by the same auctorite all' offices fees rentes and annuitees other then 
rentes services and services of old tyme due and accustumed before thys tyme to 
any persone or persones in any maner and fourme graunted or hadde out of the 
seid castelles lordshipps and maners of Elvell and Ugmore or of any parcell of 
eny of them be from henssforth utterly voide and of none effecte, And that it be 



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ordeyned enacted and stablisshed by tlie same auctorite that if the seid castell' 
lordshipp' and maner of Elyell' at enj time herafter be in any wise by reason 
of iny (sic) title beyng before this tyme lawfully evicted or taken by auctorite of 
parlement recovere or otherwise out of the possession' of the said most excellent 
Prince the Kyng or of his heires or of any other persone havying any title or 
interest therin by the same most excellent Prince or by his heires that then it be 
lefuir to the same most excellent Prince the Kyng And to his heires to entre into 
the said castell' lordshipp' and maner of Ugmore with the membres and appur- 
tenaunces therof And the same have hold and enioye to hym and to his heires 
in suche maner and fourme as he and his heires shuld or myght do yf this acte 
ne the seid state therof to the said Duc and Anne hadde not been made . And 
in semblable wise if the seid castell' lordshipp' and maner of XJgmore at eny 
tyme herafter be in any wise by reason of any title begynnyng before this tyme 
laufully evicted or taken by auctorite of parlement recovere or otherwise oute of 
the possession of the said Duc and Anne or of the heires of the same Anne or 
of eny other persone havyng title or interesse theryn by the same Duc or Anne 
or by the heires of the same Anne that then it be lefull' to the same Duc and 
Anne and to the heires of the same Anne to entre in to the seid castell' lord- 
shipp' and maner of Elvell' with the membres and appurtenaunces therof and 
the same to have hold and enioye to them and to the heires of the same Anne 
in suche maner and fourme as they shuld or myght do if this forsaid Acte ne 
the seid state therof to the said most excellent Prince the Kyng hadde never ben 
made . Savyng to every person other then the said most excellent Prince the 
Kyng and his heii"es And the seid Duc and Anne And the heires of the same 
Anne and suche persones and their heires as any title or interesse in the 
premisses or in eny parcell' therof clayme or have to the use of the seid most 
excellent Prince the Kyng or to the use of the seid Duc and Anne or of eny of 
theyme suche title and interesse as they or any of theym hadde in the seid 
castell' lordships and maners with the membres and appurtenaunces and every 



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parcell' therof immediatly before the makyng of this acte all' offices fees rentes 
and annuitees of or out of the same or eny parceU' therof other than reutes 
services be in no wise comprised or conteyned in this Savyng. 

And also it is ordeigned by the said auctorite that every of the Kyngis liege 
people theire sucoessours heires and assignes have and enioye all' manere rentes 
dewe and of ryght' to theym belongyng afore the makyng of this Acte to 
theym of eny of the premisses duryng the tyme that the same premisses 
remayne and abyde in the possession of our said soveraigne lord or his heires. 
And yf eny of the premisses hereafter be graunted by the Kyng or eny of his 
heires by lettres patentz to eny persone for terme of lyf in fee simple or f ee 
taille that then the persones so seased hold the same maners landes and other 
premisses of suche persones their' heires and sucoessours oonly And by the 
same service as the same maners landes and tenementes and other premisses were 
and shuld have ben' holden and charged with afore the makyng of this present 
Acte homage of tenauntz terme of lyf oonly except'. 



MCCXXXII. 

INDENTURE BETWEEN JOHN HERBERT, OTHERWISE 
EAGLAN, AND OTHERS, AND DAVID AP IVOE, AND 
ANOTHER, SETTINQ FORTH THE TERMS FOR A 
DEFEASANCE OF A FEOFFMENT OF LANDS IN LANTWIT. 

[FONMON MS.] 

14 Nov. 15 Edw. IV. 1475. 

This indenture made the 14th day of November in the 15th yere of the reign 
of King Edward the IVth between John Harbert otherwise called Raglan 
esquyer master Hugh Raglan and David ap Ivor in the one partie and 
Thomas parson in that other partie witenesseth that whereas the said Thomas 



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hath enfeofEed the said master Hugh and David of a messuage and 6 acres of 
land and medo with the appurtenances within the fee of Lantwit called Batyn 
His LoND which late were of John Batyn to have and to hold to the said master 
HuGH and David their heirs and assignes for evermore to the use and behoof of 
the said John Harbert as by a deed of feoffment thereof made more plainly it 
appeareth. The said Thomas shall deliver or do to be delivered to the said 
David all the evidences concernyng to the same messuage londe and medow and 
moreover the said John Harbert master Hugh and David greethe by this 
present writing that of the said Thomas or any of the issue of his bodj pay or 
do pay to the said John Harbert or his heir .£4 ,, 14 ,, 4 of lawful money of 
England of the [goods?] of the said Thomas or his said issue without any 
[selling] or pledging of any land to any person at any time within 8 yeres next 
following after the date of this present that then the said master Hugh and 
David or their heires shall refeoff the said Thomas or his said issue of the said 
messuage londe and medo with appurtenances to have and to holde to hym and 
his heires for ever. And also the said David shall then deliver to the said 
Thomas or his said issue all the forsaid evidences and if the said Thomas or his 
said issue fail in payment of the said £4 ,, 14 „ 4 in manner and form abovesaid 
then the said John Harbert or his heire shall pay to the said Thomas or his 
assigns 40s. of lawful money and then the said master Hugh and David or 
their heires shall enfeoffe the said John Harbert or his heir of the same 
messuage londe and medo with the appurtenances to have and to hold to them 
and their heire for evermore. And also the said David shaU then deKver to the 
same John Harbert or his heire all the said evidences. 

In witness whereof the parties aforesaid to this present endenture enter- 
changeable have put their seals the yere and day aforesaid. 

Two seals in red wax. One bears a lion rampant, and over his head the word 
* Herbert.' The other seal is defaced. 



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MCCXXXIII. 

DECREE OF JOHN SMITH, BISHOP OF LLANDAFF, EXEMPT- 
INO THE MAROAM TENANTS OF LLANaONYTH, FROM A 
CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE ASSESSMENT LEVIED ON 
THAT PARISH CONSEUUENT ON THE ESCAPE OF JEVAN 
OLAS, A FELON, WHO HAD TAKEN REFUOE IN THE 
CHURCH. 

[Margam Charter.] 5 July. 1477. 

Universis Christi fidelibus ad quos presentes littere pervenerint Johannes 
permissione divina Landavensis episcopus salutem gratiam et benedictionem. 

Quia pium est et meritorium testimonium perhibere veritati . Universitati vestre 
innotescimus et notum facimus per presentes quod tenentes abbatis de Margan 
morantes infra limites territorii monasterii Beate [Marie] de Margan' predicta 
et infra jurisdictionem dicti abbatis domicilia et terras notorie habentes et in aut 
super eisdem residentes auctoritate et vigore privilegiorum et libertatum omnibus 
abbatibus ac fratribus qui sunt ordinis Cisterciensis a summis pontificibus 
concessorum contribuere minime tenentur nec quovismodo debent cum aliis 
tenentibus domini Glamorgancie et Morgancie infra ffeodum comitatus et 
in membris ejusdem comitatus commorantibus in omnibus casualibus qualiter- 
cumque contingentibus prout coram nobis et coram commissariis nostris factum, 
inde diligenti inquisicione per testes quasi luce clariores accepimus ac plenius 
intelleximus. Hinc est quod quidam Jevan Gtlas, ut asseritur, nuncupatus 
propter quasdam offensas transgressiones seu ffelonias per ipsum factas sive 
perpetratas ad ecclesiam parochialem de Langonyth' nostre dioceseos Landa- 
A^ENsis ad gradum ecclesie pro sua defensione habenda confugit quem parochiani 
dicte ecolesie de more et consuetudine patrie per xl**- dies invigilare et custodire 
tenentur sub pena centum solidorum. Q,ui quidem Jevan Glas capto per eum 
ad hoc spacio fecit inde escapium ut informamur. Cujus rei causa parochiani 



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infra ffeodum comitatus Glamorgancie commorantes et inhabitantes de custodia 
et vigilacione predicti Jevan onerati penam incumbentem inourrerunt. Alios 
vero tenentes ejusdera parochie de Langonyth, videlicet infra territorium et 
jurisdictionem predicti abbatis de Morgan' inhabitantes a contribucione et 
solucione hujusmodi pene occasione premissorum decernimus et declaramus liberos 
et immunes per presentes, In cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum ad causas 
presentibus apponi fecimus. 

Datum apud Landaff' quinto die Julii anno domini millesimo cccc'^"- septu- 
gesimo septimo . Et nostre consecrationis anno primo. 

Endorsed — ' Fre from Contribucions.' 

Seal, red wax, imperfect. A Bishop in a Gothic niehe. 

John Srnith, appointed Bishop, July, 1476, ob. 1478. 



MCCXXXIV. 

INSPEXIMUS BY RICHARD, DUKE OF GLOUCESTER, AND 
ANN HIS WIFE, OF A CHARTER OF EDWARD IV. CON- 
FIRMING PRIVILEGES TO CARDIFF. 

[FONTE INCERTO.] 

20 Sept. 17 Edw. IV. 1477. 

RiCARDus Dux Gloucestrie constabularius et admirallus Anglie Dominus 
de Bergavenny Glamorgan' et Morgannock et Anna consors mea ballivis 
burgensibus inhabitantibus tenentibus et residentibus ville nostre de Cardiff 
salutem. 

Inspeximus literas patentes domini uostri Regis nune Edwardi quarti 
quarum datum est vicesimo septimo die mensis Martii anno regni Regis dicti 
domini Regis quinto [mccxii.] dictis ballivis burgensibus et inhabitantibus dicte 
ville nostre confirmationis de omnibus Ubertatibus commoditatibus franchesiis et 



1713 



consuetudinibus ab antiquo agitatis ut m dictis literis patentibus dicti Domini 
nostri Regis plenius continetur. Nos igitur considerantes fidelitatem quod 
prefati burgenses et inhabitantes erga nos et antecessores nostros habuerunt et 
habent et in futuro erga nos heredes et successores nostros habebunt concessiones 
ratificationes et confirmaciones omnium et singularum franchesiarum et liber- 
tatum in cartis et literis domini nostri Regis predicti et antecessorum nostrorum 
videlicet Hugonis le Spencer Thome le Spencer Isabelle comitisse Wigornie 
et E.ICARDI Nevill donatas et confirmatas de speciali gratia nostra ratas habentes 
et gratas eas pro nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris quantum in nobis est 
aeceptamus approbamus ratificamus et confirmamus eo quod dicti burgenses 
et inhabitantes in futuris electionibus ballivorum dicte ville nostre de Oardiff 
pro bono regimine ibidem imposterum eligendorum et assumendorum eligant in 
ballivos de valentioribus potentioribus et melioribus personis ville nostre predicte. 
Et ulterius ad instanciam et speciali requisitione dietorum ballivorum burgensium 
et inhabitantium ville nostre predicte de gratia nostra concedimus eisdem ballivis 
qui nunc sunt et qui futuris temporibus erunt ut predicitur [quod] habeant 
potestatem ordinandi et statuendi curias regales et hundreda die Jovis tenendas. 
Preterea concedimus dictis ballivis burgensibus et inhabitantibus ville nostre 
predicte auctoritatem et potestatem nominandi et eligendi in loco unius ballivi im- 
posterum ut prefertur electi corporaliter intra vel extra villam nostram vel a . . . 
vel futuro et pro tempore substituendi unum de quatuor prepositis dicte ville 
nostre electis ad occupandum et exercendum omnes acciones et demandas que ad 
curiam pertinent secundum legem et consuetudinem ville nostre antedicte salvis 
nostris amerciamentis et aliis ad nos jure vel modo quocunque spectantibus. In 
cujus rei testimonium has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes. 

Datum vicesimo die Septembris anno regni dicti Domini nostri Regis 
Edwardi quarti decimo septimo. 

See the conjectural Latin translation made by Mr. Matthews from an English version of this Charter, 
Cardiff Records, Vol. I., p. 44. 



9p 



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MCCXXXV. 

LEASE BY EDMUND STRADELINaE TO JOHN STEADELINGE, 
OF MERTHYR MAWR, OF THE MANOR OF COYTIFF 
CALLED LE WEST PLACE. 

[O. G. F.] 10 Nov. 19 Edw. IY. 1479. 

Hec mdentura facta decimo die mensis Novembris anno regni E.egis Edwardi 
quarti post conquestum decimo nouo inter Edmundum Stradelinge filium 
Edmundi Stradelinge ex una parte et Johannem Stradelynge armigerum de 
Merthyrmaure ex altera parte testatur quod prefatus Edmundus Stradelynge 
tradidit concessit et ad firmam dimisit predicto Johanni Stradelinge manerium 
suum de Coytiff vocatum Le West Place cum pertinenciis in comitatu 
GtLamorgan'. Habendum et tenendum sibi ad terminum viginti annorum 
extunc proximo sequencium post datum presentium si tamdiu vixerit. Reddendo 
inde per annum ad festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli xl solidos bone et 
legalis monete Anglie durante termino predicto. In cujus rei testimonium 
sigilla sua altematim apposuerunt. Datum die et anno supradictis. 

Two seals. The dexter gone. Sinister, red wax, indistinct, and imperfect. 

Endorsed — ' A lese made by Edraund to John Stradlj^ng, of Merthjrmawre, 
for term of xx yeres.' 

MCCXXXVI. 
aUIT-CLAIM BY JOHN STRADLINGE OF MERTHYR MAWR 
TO EDWARD STRADLINGE OF RIGHT IN THE MANORS 
OF COITIFF CALLED WEST PLACE AND COLWINSTON. 

[G. G. F.] 

11 June. 20 Edw. IV. 1480. 
Noverint universi per presentes me Johannem Stradling' de Merthil- 
MAURE armigerum remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me et heredibus meis 



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qiiietum clamasse Edmundo Stradlinge filio Edmundi Stradlinge armigeri 
totum jus titulum et clameum que vel quod habui seu habeo de et in maneriis 
de CoiTiFF alias dictis West Place et Colwynston' que nuper Willelmus 
Stradlinge armiger pater predicti Johannis Stradlinge nuper habuit ex 
dono et concessione Johannis Stradlinge mUitis. Habendum et tenendum 
predicta maneria cum eorum pertinenciis prefato Edmundo et heredibus suis 
imperpetuum ita quod nec ego predictus Johannes Stradlinge nec heredes mei 
nec aliquis alius per nos seu nomine nostro aliquod jus titulum seu clameum 
juris de et in predictis maneriis cum pertinenciis decetero exigere clamare seu 
vendicare poterimus in futurum set ab omni accione juris tituli et clamei penitus 
simus exclusi per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo 
sigillum meum apposui. 

Dat' uDdecimo die Junii anno regni Regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum 
vicesimo. 

Seal broken. 

Endorsed — ' Kelees of John Stradlyng son and heir of William Stradlyng.' 

mccxxxvii. 

LEASE by edwaed steadling to john steadlino of 
meethye mawe, of the manoe of coitiffe called 
west place, foe thiety yeaes, at a eent of 40 
shillings yeaely and ijndeetakino to hold 
couets at colwynstow. 

[O. 0. F.] 

12 JuNE. 20 Edw. IV. 1480. 

Hec indentura faeta duodecimo die Junii anno regni Eegis Edwardi quarti 
post conquestum vicesimo inter Johannem Stradling' de Merthilmawre 
armigerum et Edmundum Stradling' filium Edmundi Stradling' armigeri 



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testatur quod predictus Edmundus tradidit et ad firmam dimisit prefato 
JoHANNi Stradling' manerium suum de Coitiff' aliter dictum West Place 
cum omnibus terris et tenementis infra manerium predictum que vel quod nuper 
fuit JoHANNis Stradling militis infra dominium de Coitiff'. Habendum 
et tenendum predictum manerium cum suis pertinentiis prefato Johanni 
Stradling et assignatis suis ad terminum triginta annorum. Reddendo inde 
per annum prefato Edmundo heredibus et assignatis suis quadraginta solidos 
bone et legalis monete Anglie ad festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli tantum. 
Et si contingat predictus redditus arretro fore in parte vel in toto per mensem 
post festum predictum quod tunc bene licebit prefato Edmundo in manerium 
predictum intrare et distringere distringcionesque sic captas Kcite asportare 
ef[f]ugare et penes se retinere quousque de redditu predicto et ejus arreragiis si 
que fuerint sibi plenarie f uerit persolutum et satisfactum. Et predictus Johannes 
Stradling' et assignati sui manerium predietum cum omnibus edificiis ibideni 
et ad tempus dimis[s]ioni8 predicte stantibus ac situatis gardinis fossis vivariis 
aquariis stangnis et cum ceteris suis pertinenciis bene et sufficienter reparabunt 
sustentabunt et manutenebunt sumptibus suis propriis et expencis durante 
termino supradicto. Et ulterius predictus Johannes Stradling' et assignati sui 
omnes convenciones ac omnia et singula infrascripta in partibus suis in forma 
predicta bene et fideliter tenebunt et perimplebunt sub pena forisfacture termini 
predicti hiis indenturis in aliquo seu aliquibus non obstantibus. Proviso semper 
quod prefatus Johannes Stradling' et assignati sui durante termino predicto 
teneat vel teneant per se vel per sufficientem deputatum suum seu per sufficientes 
deputatos curiam predicti Edmundi vel ejus heredum apud Colwynstow' 
seeundum usum et consuetudinem ibidem usitatum singulis temporibus debitis et 
consuetis. In cujus rei testimonium partes predicte hiis indenturis sigilla sua 
alternatim apposuerunt. Dat' dicto die et anno supradicto. 
Seal lost. 



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MCCXXXVIII. 

aRANT BY JOHN HEEBEET, OTHERWISE RAGLAN, TO 
ORUFFIN AP ARON, VICAR OF PENDULON, AND MANY 
OTHERS, OF ALL HIS LANDS AT LANTWIT. 

[FONMON MS,] 

17 AuG. 20 Edw. IV. 1480. 
Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes Herbert dictus Raglan 
armiger dedi concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Q-ruffino ap Aron 
vicario ecclesie de Pendulon . Thome Davy rectori ecclesie de Landogh . 
Q-alfrido vicario de Penllyne . Willelmo Loydyn rectori ecclesie de 
Lamays . Johanne Thomas rectori ecclesie de Portkyry . Willelmo 
Raglan . LuDowico Raglan . JoHANNE Carne . HowELL ap Philip ap 
Thomas . LuDOwico John . Jankyn ap Jevan Vychan . Thome Q-ethin . 
et Jevan ap Owilym ap Llewelyn Bagh . omnes terras et tenementa mea 
que habeo infra dominium de Lantwyt. Habendum et tenendum omnes pre- 
dictas terras et tenementa predicto Gtruffino . Thome . Gtalfrido . Willelmo . 

JOHANNI . WlLLELMO . LuDOWICO . JoHANNI . HoWELL . LuDOWICO . 

Jankyn . Thome . et Jevan ad terminum vite mei predicti Johannis 
Herbert de capitalibus domiuis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de 
jure consueta. Ac ego vero predictus Johannes Herbert omnes predictas 
terras et tenementa predicto Griffino . Thome . Galfrido . Willelmo . 

JOHANNI . WiLLELMO . LuDOWICO . JoHANNI . HoWELL . LuDOWICO . 

Jankyn . Thome . et Jevan . contra omnes gentes warantizabo. In oujus 
rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . 
HuGONE Raglan vicario ecclesie de Lantwyt . Thoma Cobrug . Johanne 
Dere . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Lantwyt decimo septimo die Augusti anno regni Regis 
Edwardi quarti post conquestum vicesimo. 

Seal, red wax, broken. Deed poll. 

This deed preseives the names of the incumbents of six parishes in East Glamorgan. The gift was 
probably for ecclesiastical uses. John Carne, the squire of Llantwit, married Elizabeth Herbert. John 
Dere or Deer is the earliest known member of a family long settled at or about Llantwit-Major. 



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MCCXXXIX. 

LEASE FOR EIGHT YEAES BY JOHN HERBERT, OTHERWISE 
RAGLAN, AND OTHERS, TO HOWELL AP GWILYM AP 
HOWELL OF A MESSUAGE AND LANDS IN WELSH 
ST. DONATS, ^YITB. CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE. 

[FONMON MS.] 

6 JuNE. 22 Edw. IV. 1482. 

This indenture made the 6 day of June in the xxii yere of the reigne of 

Kyng Edavard the iiij between John Herbert otherwise called Raglan 

esquier master Hugh Raglan clerke William Raglan of Lantwit Lewis 

Raglan Davyd ap Jevan ap Jedo and Jevan ap Gwilym ap Lewelyn 

Bagh yn the on parte and Howell ap Gtwilym ap Howell yn the other 

parte wittenysseth that where as the saide John Herbert hath purchaseyd of 

Philip ap GrwiLYM ap HowELL brother of the saide Howell a messuage a 

garden a houseplace ^ii acres and a halfe of lande and halfe an acre of wode 

with the appurtenances yn Walsh Seyxt Donat withyn the lordship of 

Talvan and iii acres of lande with the appurtenances withyn the fee of 

Lancovian yn the lordship of Lanblethian yn and of which messuage gardyn 

houseplace londs and wode with the appurtenances the said Howell hath as 

well by dede as by ffynes thereof levied yn the courtes of Llanblethian and 

Talvan relesyd and quyte claymed from and for hym and hys heirs and all 

his right titull and clayme yu the same to the saide John Herbert master 

HuGH Raglan William Raglan Lewis Raglan David ap Jevan ap Jedo 

and Jevan ap Gwilym ap Llewelyn Bagh ther hers and ther assignes as by 

the saide dede and ffynes more playnly it appereth the same John master Hugh 

WiLLiAM Lewis David aud Jevan gi-aimteth and letteth to ferme by this 

present to the saide Howell the saide messuage gardyn houseplace londe and 

wode with the appurtenances to have and to hold to hym from the ffest of the 



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Annunciation of our Ladj last passed before the date of this present till the 
ende of viii yeare then next foUowjng yeldyng therefore yerly to the saide 
JoHN his heirs and his assignes xis. of lawfuU mony of Englande to be paide 
yerly at the ffest of Seynt Nicholas besydes the fre rent thereof dew to the 
abbot of Neth. And if hit happenyth the said rent to be unpaide yn parte or 
yn all at any tyme by the space of iii dayes after the said fFest of Seynt 
Nicholas then hit shall be lawfull to the said John his heirs and his assignes 
to rentre yn to the saide messuage gardyn houseplace londe and wode with the 
appurtenances and to put out the said Howell of the same whereon the 
saide John Herbert shall delyver the saide messuage to the saide Howell 
sufficyantly repaired and then the saide Howell shall well and sufficyantly kepe 
mayntane and repair the saide messuage upon his owne coste duryng the saide 
terme and leve hit as suffyciantly repaired as he fyndith it. And if the saide 
Hoavell do any waste or destruccion upon the saide messuage or upon the saide 
wode or else do not suffyciantly repair the saide house upon reasonable warnyng 
gevyn unto him on the behalfe of the saide John his heirs or assignes then hit 
shall be lefuU to the same John his heirs or assignes to rentre ynto the same 
messuage gardyn house place londs and wode with the appurtenances and therof 
to put out the said Howell. Moreover the said Howell shall not quite the 
said astate yn the saide messuage gardyn houseplace londe and wode with the 
appurtenances to no person without spaciall licens of the saide John his heire 
or assignes and if he do hit shall be lefuU to the saide John to rentre yn to the 
same. Furthermore the saide John graunteth by the present if the saide 
Howell or his heir pay to the saide John his heirs or assignes at any tyme 
withyn the said terme of viii yeres viiu £ of lawfuU raony of England of the 
proper goods of the saide Howell without syllyng or pleggyng of the saide 
messuage gardyn houseplace lands and wode or auy parte thereof to any person 
then the saide John his heirs or assignes shall enfeoffe the saide Howell or his 
heirs of the same messuage gardyu houseplace londe and wode and delyver hym 



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the evydences only concernyng the same and to the performans therof of the 
behalfe of the saide John his heirs or assignes the same John byndeth him his 
heirs or assognes to the said Howell yn xx £. In witnesse whereof to the 
present endenture the parties af ore saide interchangeable have put to their seales 
the day and the yere afore saide. 

The label remains, but the seal is gone. 

The varieties in the spelling are in the Original. 



MCCXL. 

EOYAL LETTEE, TO THE OFFICERS, ETC, OF GOWER, AN- 
NOUNCING THE APPOINTMENT OF HENRY STAFFORD, 
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM, OOVERNOR OF THE LORD- 
SHIPS, Etc. 

[Harl. MS. 433, f. 16b.] 

26 May. 1 Edw. V. 1483. 

Edward by ye grace of God, etc. To thofficers fermours tenauntes and 
inhabitantes of ye lordship's landes and tenementes called Gtower landes in 
Wales greting. And let you wit that by thadvise of our derest Oncle of 
Gloucestre protectour of this our Roy™^ during our yong age we have committed 
y*^ rule and governaunce of y*^ said lordship's landes and tenementes to our 
entierly beloved Cousyn Henry Duc of Buk[ingham] to have to him during 
our pleasur (with putting in and out of thofficers y®'') Wherfore we woll and 
strectly charge you and every of you y' incontynent upon y^ sight herof y® do 
advoide your selffe from y* possession and occupacion of any office belonging y^ 
said GowERS landes, and accept and take oure said cousyn as ruler overseer and 
governour of y*^ same, and suffre suche his servauntes as he woll depute under 
hym peasibly to occupie without anterrupcion, and to him and his said deputees in 
executing y^ same geve your aides and assistences supporting and obeieng y*™ 



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in air thinges a sapperteneth. This be not failled upon y^ feith and alliegeaunce 
ye bere unto us. 

Yoven y^ xxvi^'- day of Maj the first yere of y'' reigne of Kyng Edward 
the fyfte. 

Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, beheaded 1 Richard III., was descended in the 6th degree from 
Ralph, Earl Stafford, ob. 46 Edward III., who married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Hugh d'Audley, 
Earl of Gloucester, by Margaret, second sister and coheiress of Gilbert de Clare, the last Earl of Gloucester 
and Hertford, and widow of Piers Gaveston. Besides Tonbridge and other lands, she had the Monmouth- 
shire portion of the great de Clare heritage. 



MCCXLI. 

ADMISSION, AT THE COTJRT OF THOMAS VACHAN AP ROGGER, 
LORD OF THE FEE OF OXWICH, OF JANKYN BOURAGE 
TO A TENEMENT AT SCUELAGE CASTLE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

5 JuNE. 1 Edw. V. 1483. 

OxENWicHE. Ad curiam venerabilis viri Thome Vachan ap Rogger armigeri 
domini feodi et dominii ibidem tentam quinto die Junii anno primo regni Regis 
Edw^ardi quinti coram Morgano Mauncell' et Johanne Thomkyn locum- 
tenentibus Ricardi Logher senescalli ibidem venit Jankyn Bourage et cepit de 
domino unum tenementum cum pertinentiis quod nuper Johannes Gtaman de 
Monkelond tenuit apud Scurlacastell' tenendum eidem Jankyno et suis 
secundum consuetudinem ac per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure 
consueta, ac modo et forma prout dictus Johannes Q-aman solebat faeere seu 
reddere. Et dat domino pro ingressu x. solidos quos solvit premanibus domino. 

Datum sub sigillo dicti locumtenentis die loco et anno supradictis. 

Et quia sigiUa sua pluribus sunt inoognita ad instanciam dicti locumtenentis et 
pro majore securitate habita in premissis sigillum prefati venerabilis viri Thome 
ap Roqger presentibus est appensum die loco et anno supradictis. 

9q 



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Ac eciam eepit de dom.ino sub ima tenura unam pareellam pasture vocatam 
Whiteley per redditum vi'^- per annum ad terniinos usuales. 

Two small seals, red wax. 1. Illegible shield of arms ; and name or motto. 
2. An offset from 1. 

MCCXLII. 

DOCKET OF A CHARTER aRANTED TO THE CORPORATION 

OF CARDIFF. 

[Harl. MS., 438, f. 48b.] 1 Ric. III. 1483. 

Tbe 'mare' bailiffes and burgeys of Cardif to be incorporat and to have 
a certain liberties and fredoms within thaym selfe. 

MCCXLIII. 

ROYAL ACQUITTANCE TO NICHOLAS SPICBR, RECEIVER, 
FOR REVENUE OF THE LORDSHIP OF GLAMORGAN 
AND MORG-ANNOCK. 

[Harl MS., 433, f. 124.] 

29 Nov. 1 Ric. III. 1483. 
NicHOLAs Spicer. Be it remembred y' we Richard,^ etc, have received of 
our trusty servaunt Nicholas Spicer one of our receivours the summe of 
cccc. iiij^^- iij"- x^- , j^ is to wit of our custumes of Bristowe clx'^ v^- , of y* 
revenues of our lordship of Gtlomorgan and Morgannok clxviij"- vi"^-, of our 
lordship of Bergevenny iiij^^- ''• vij • , of y' lordship of Bedmynstre xl"-, etc., 
of which somme or sommes we knowlege us to be contented and paid and y* said 
Nicholas yerof acquited and clerely discharged, youen, etc, at London y^ xxix. 
day of Novembre, anno primo. 

(1) Richard III., Duke of Gloucester, waa Lord of Glamorgan as husband of Ann, daughter and heiress 
of Richard Nevill, Earl of Warwick, by Ann Beauchamp, sister and heiress of Henry, Duke and Earl of 
Warwick, and Lord of Glamorgan. 



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MCCXLIV. 

CHARTEE, BY RICHAED III., AS LORD OF GLAMORGAN, FOR 
A OHAPLAIN IN THE CHURCH OF HOLY CROSS, 
COWBRIDGE. 

[Carne MS.] 

21 Feb. 1 Ric. III. 1484. 

RiCARDUs Dei gracia Rex Anglie et Francie et Dominus Hirernie necnon 
Dominus Gtlamgrgancie et Morgancie in partibus Wallie reverendo in 
Christo patri domino Johanni eadem gracia episcopo Landavensi salutem. 
Cum dilecti burgenses et tenentes nostri residentes et inhabitantes villam 
nostram sive burgum nostrum de Kowbrygge facere et procurare intendant 
quod unum capellanum idoneum divina in ecclesia sive capella Sancte Crucis 
de Kowbrygge predicta eisdem inhabitantibus continue celebraturum atque 
sacramenta et sacramentalia quociens opus sit administraturum ex fructibus et 
proventibus decimarum ac obvencionum ab ipsis inhabitantibus proveniencium 
exhibitum et inventum habere valeant et ad id pro perpetuo stabiliendum 
quamdam >t*rdinacionem sive provisionem aliam quocunque nomine censeatur 
inter eosdem inhabitantes et residentes et modernum vicarium de Llanblethean 
et successores suos quoscunque vicarios futuros ibidem vestro arbitrio sive auctori- 
tate ordinaria semper valiturum fieri petant et exposcant nobis supplicantes ut 
quatenus ad id ut premittitur faciendum nostrum consensum et auxilium 
adhibere dignaremur : Nos vero pie considerantes devotam intencionem dictorum 
burgensium residencium et tenencium nostrorum villam nostram sive burgum 
nostrum de Kowbrygge predictum inhabitancium ad divini cultus augmentum 
et animarum eorundem salutem tendere justis eorum desideriis annuendum fore 
duximus atque ad ordinacionem hujusmodi per vos faciendum nostrum consensum 
in hiis scriptis graciose impertimur. Vos nichilhominus requirens per presentes 
quatenus ad perpetuam firmitatem dicte ordinacionis nichil quod in vobis est 



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deesse videatiu' quin ea celeritate qua poteritis vestrum pastorale officium et 
patemum favorem in premissis sicut nobis eomplacere intendetis indilate 
adhibere dignemini. 

Datum tam sub signeto, nostro manuale quam sub sigillo cancellarie nostre de 
Kaerdiff vicesimo septimo die Ffebruarii anno regni nostri primo. 




The king's seal in red wax is affixed. It was about two inches and a quarter 
across, and, though mutilated, what remains is remarkably clear, boldly cut, and, 
highly finished. Ou the obverse is a knight in armour on horseback, his sword 
raised, and his shield shewn in fuU charge, with the arms as described. These 
are repeated on the caparisons. Below the horse is a boar passant. On the 
reverse is a shield per pale ; dpxter, quarterly, France (modern) and England ; 
over all a label of three points : sinister, per fess, — 1, Beauchamp ; 2, Newburgh, 
on the Chevrons five leopards heads jessants-de-lys chevronwise for Cantelupe. 
This, with a chevron ermine, is the bearing of Gruv, Earl of Warwick. The 
dexter supporter is a boar ; the other is lost. There is no crest. The legend 



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is lost on both faces, but this is clearly the shield cut for Richard as Duke of 
Gloucester and Lord of Grlamorgan, and still used in these parts after his 
accession. 

The Charter was probably drawii up in haste. The writing, thoiigh slovenly, is tolerably well 
preserved and perfectly plain. Richard, accordiug to the Irish letter printed by Sir H. Nicolas, came 
to the throne 26th June, 1483, wherefore the date of this Charter will be 1484. 

What is written [MOXXXII.] concerning the Charter by Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, 
applies also to the elucidation of the above, taken also from the St. Donat's muniments. Upon the death 
of the King-Maker in 1471, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, in rlght of his wife, held the lordship of 
Glamorgan. She died, as his Queen, 16th March, 1484, three weeks after the date of the Charter, and he 
seems to have held the lordship till his own death at Bosworth, 22nd August, 1485. One of his acts 
seems to have been to provide for Sir James Tyrrell, the chief of the reputed murderers of the Princes, as 
his deputy in Wales. The provision, moreover, must have been a handsome oiie, to judge from the 
schedule of TyrrelVs Glamorganshire property, drawn up by an inquisition taken on the accession of 
Henry VII. 



MCCXLV. 

AaREEMENT BETWEEN THE MONASTERIES OF TEWKESBURY 
AND MARQAM CONCERNING LANDS IN SALT-MARSH, 
TOKYNTON, OLVERSTONE AND BRISTOL, IN EXCHANGIE 
FOR LANDS HELD BY MARGAM. 

[Margam Charter.] 
monday before mlchaelmas. 2 rlc. iii. 1484. 
This endentur made at Teukesbury the Monday next a fore the feste of Sejnt 
MiCHAELLE the archangelle the secunde yere ofe the regne ofe oure suffreyne 
lorde Kynge Richarde the thrydde bytwene Richarde abbot ofe the monastery 
ofe oure lady ofe Teukesbury and the covent ofe the same in the on part ande 
Richarde Stradlynge monke ofe the monastery ofe oure lady ofe Morgan in 
the byhalf of William abbot of Morgan ande the covent ofe the same place . 
by reasone ofe a proxci ofe theire fulle auctorite commyttede to the same 
RiCHARDE in the othir part witnessithe that hit is a greed bitwene the saide 
parties that yfe the saide abbot and covent ofe Morgan at theire cost ande 



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eharge make suere unto the saide abbot and covent of Teukesbury ande to 
theire suceessours alle suche landes ande tenementes rentes and reversions ande 
othir profites as the saide abbot and eovent of Morgan now havith or have uside 
to have in Salt-mershe Tokynton Olverstone and Bristow . a bove a pensione 
of Lx^^- yerly to be payde at Bristow^ to the saide abbot ande covent of Teukes- 
BURY aforsaide bj the handes ofe theire priour ofe Sej^^nt James at the feste of 
Seynt Michaelle or within a monethe there uppone ande yfe thees premissis 
ande everyehe of theym so shalbe engroside ande fynisshede by the adviee of the 
lernede counneelle of the saide abbot of Teukesbury at the cost ande eharge of 
the saide abbot and covent of Morgan within iii. yeres next folwynge after the 
date herof then the saide abbot ande covent of Morgan shal have to theym ande 
there suecessours alle suehe landes spiritualle and temporalle as they of the saide 
abbot ande covent of Teukesbury now have by composieion ande the patronage 
ofe the same at the eharge ofe the saide abbot and covent ofe Morgan to be made 
sure. Ande moreover the saide abbot and covent of Morgan ande theire sueces- 
sours shal warrant the landes ande tenementes a fore saide to be unto the saide 
abbot and covent of Teukesbury ande theire successours of the yerly valour of 
xii"- overe alle charges therof deducted except dymes. Be hit providede alwey 
that the saide abbot ande covent of Morgan shalle acquite ande defende alle the 
forsaide landes ande tenementes in Salt-mershe Tokyntone Olvestone ande 
Bristow of almaner charges clayme ande interest that eny man now claymeth or 
shalle elayme to have theryn for eny olde or instante cause ore mater that hathe 
ben is ore shalbe to the saide landes apperteynynge unto suehe tyme as the same 
landes ande tenementes shalbe in the sole possessione ofe the saide abbot and 
eovent of Teukesbury. In witness wherofe the parties a bove saide to thees 
endenturis have putte theire seales the day ande yere abovesaide. 

Pointed oval seal, green wax, of Tewkesbury Abbey, see Birch, Catal. of 
Seals, No. 4,148 with small coimterseal, see No. mlxviii. 



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MCOXLVI. 

LEASE FOR LIVES, BY WILLIAM, ABBOT OF MARGAM, TO 
JOHN AND RICHARD AP THOMAS AP RICHARD, OF THE 
REVERSION OF THE aRANGE OF HAVOTHALOKE, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

MlCHAELMAS. 2 RlC. III. 1484. 

Hec indentura facta inter Willelmum abbatem monasterii B. M. de Margan 
et ejusdem loci conventum ex parte una et Johannem ap Thomas ap Richard 
et Richard ap Thomas ap Richard conjunctim et divisim ex parte altera 
testatur quod predictus abbas et conventus unanimi assensu et consensu con- 
cesserunt tradiderunt et ad firmam dimiserunt Johanni et Richard . reversionem 
post decessum Thome ap Richard grangie nostre vocate Havothaloke cum 
omnibus pertinenciis suis prout prefatus Thomas modo tenuit et Richard ap Jevan 
ap Howell' nuper melius et plenius . habuit et tenuit. Ac eciam dieti abbas et 
eonventus concesserunt et dimiserunt prefatis Johanni et Richard reversionem 
post decessum dicti Thome parcellam {sic) decime garbarum sicut dictus RiIChard 
nuper habuit. Habendum et tenendum predictam grangiam cum omnibus 
pertinenoiis suis et dictam parcellam decime garbarum ad terminum vite eorum 
seu unius ipsorum diucius viventis. Reddendo inde annuatim dictis abbati et 
conventui et eorum successoribus pro predicta grangia cum omnibus pertinenciis 
suis viginti solidos et pro parcella decime garbarum sex solidos et octo denarios 
ad festum Sancti Michaelis arehangeli. Ac eciam dicti Johanne[s] et 
RiCHARD sustentabunt et manutenebunt omnes domos fossas et clausuras suis 
propriis sumptibus et expensis . Ac eciam licitum sit Johannes (sic) et Richard 
edificare molendinum fullonicum super feodo dicte grangie si voluerint suis 
propriis sumptibus et expensis et reddere quolibet anno pro dicto molendino duos 
solidos. In cujus rei testimonium hujus indenture partibus sigilla parcium 
predictarum altematim sunt appensa. 



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Datum in domo nostra capitulari monasterii predicti in festo Sancti Michaelis 
archangeli anno regni Regis Richardi tercii post conquestum secundo. 

Insuper hec indentura testatur quod si contingat predictos Johannes et 
RiCHARD predictam grangiam vendere impignorare seu aliquo modo alienare 
vel aliquam personam sibi acceptare sine licencia dictorum abbatis et conventus 
et eorum successoribus aut feloniam committere aut dominum disclamare extuno 
bene liceat dictis abbati et conventui et eorum successoribus in dicta grangie {sic) 
cum omnibus pertinentiis suis reintrare et pacifice retinere hec {aic) indentura in 
aliquo non obstante. 

The Abbey seal in dark green wax, indistinct, as described in Birch, 
Catal. of Seals, No. 3,608. 

Endorsed — * A lease of Havodhaloke and the tithe.' 

The grammar of this document is sometimes faulty. 

MCCXLVII. 

DEED OF EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE ABBEYS OF MAEGAM 
AND TEWKESBUEY, THE FOEMEE LEASING LANDS IN 
SALTMEESH, HOSBEUGGE, ETC, FOE SEVENTY YEAES, 
THE LATTEE, LANDS IN NEWCASTLE AND KENEFEKE, 
FOE THE SAME TEEM. 

[Margam Charter.] 27 May. 1486. 

Hec indentura facta inter Willelmum permissione divina abbatem monasterii 
B. M. de Morgan in comitatu Glamorgancie et Morgancie et ejusdem loci 
conventum ex ima parte et Eicardum eadem permissione div. abb. mon. B. M. de 
Teukesbury in comitatu Gloucestrie et ej. lo. conv, ex altera parte testatur 
quod predicti abbas et conventus monasterii B. M. de Morgan concesserunt 
tradiderunt et ad firmam dimiserunt predictis a. et c. monasterii B. M. de 
Teukesbury et successoribus suis omnia illa terras et tenementa prata pascua 



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et pasturas redditus reverciones et servicia cum omnibus suis pertinentiis que 
predicti abbas et c. de Morgan modo habent in Saltmerch', Hosbrugge, 
Tokyngton', Olveston et villa Bristoll' aut alibi in dicto com. Glouc. 
Habendum et tenendum omnia predicta terras teuementa prata pascua et 
pasturas redditus reverciones et servicia cum omnibus eorum pertinentiis dictis 
abbati et conventui de Teukesbury et successoribus suis a festo Sancti Michaelis 
archangeli ultimo preterito ante datum presencium usque finem termini sexaginta 
et decem annorum extunc proxime sequencium absque aliquo inde dictis a. et 
c. de MoRGAN et successoribus suis reddendo pro quibus quidem concessione 
tradicione et dimissione dicti abbas et conventus mon. B. M. de T. per presentes 
concedunt pro se et successoribus suis dictis a. et c. de M. et successoribus 
suis omnes illas decimas terras tenementa prata pascua et pasturas redditus 
reverciones et servicia cum pertinentiis in villis et campis de Novo Castello et 
Kenefeke in predicto comitatu Gtlam'. et Morg. unacum advocationibus 
vicariarum ecclesiarum de N. C. et K. predictis quociens et quando ille vacare 
contigerint. Habendum et tenendum omnia supradicta decimas terras tenementa 
prata pascua et pasturas redditus reverciones et servicia cum suis pertinentiis 
unacum advocacionibus predictis prefatis abbati et c. de Morgan et successoribus 
suis a dicto festo Sancti M. a. ultimo preterito ante datum presencium usque 
finem termini sexaginta et decem annorum extunc proxime sequencium absque 
aliquo inde prefatis abbati et c. de T. et successoribus suis reddendo. 

Et pred.icti a. et c. dicti m. de M. volunt et per presentes concedunt pro 
se et successoribus suis quod ipsi et successoribus suis facient solvent et 
supportabunt omnia onera ordinaria et extraordinaria ac omnia aha onera que- 
cunque racione de et super dictis decimis t. et t. p. p. et p. in villis et campis de 
N. C. et K. predictis quolibet tempore durante predioto proveuiencia que 
predicti a. et c. de M. et predecessores sui per antiquas composiciones prius 
solverunt seu solvere debuerunt. 



9r 



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Et quia dicta terra et tenementa prata pascua et pasture ut predictum est prefatis 
a. et c. de T. per ipsos a. et c. de M. concessa non sint de tanto annuo valore 
sicut predicte deoime terre et tenementa et cetera premissa ut predictum est ipsis 
a. et c. de M. concessa dicti a. et c. de M. volunt et per presentes concedunt 
pro se et successoribus suis predictis a. et c. de T. et successoribus suis unum 
annualem redditum sexaginta solidorum legalis monete Anglie durante termino 
supradicto exeuntem de dicto monasterio de M. Habendimi et percipiendum 
predictum annualem redditum sexaginta solidorum prefatis a. et c. de T. et 
successoribus suis annuatim durante termino predicto ad festum omnium 
sanctorum infra prioratum Sancti Jacobt Bristoll'. 

Et insuper predicti a. et c. de T. pro se et successoribus suis concedunt per 
presentes prefatis a. et c. de M. et s. s. quod postquam sexaginta anni de 
predictis sexaginta et decem annis fuerint elapsi ipsi a. et c. de T. et s. s. de 
novo facient modo et forma predictis consimilem tradicionem concessionem et 
dimissionem per indenturam suam predictis abbati et conventui de M. et s. s. 
de omnibus et singulis predictis ut predictum est. Habendum et tenendum 
eisdem abbati et conventui de M. et s. s. pro termino aliorum sexaginta et decem 
annorum et sic de tempore in tempus cum aeciderit. Et ulterius dicti a. 
et c. monasterii B. M. de M. concedunt per presentes quod ipsi et s. s. 
acquietabunt et defendent omnia predicta terras et tenementa infra Saltmerch', 
HosBRUGGE, Tokyngton', Olveston ct Bristolliam ab omni districcione 
ibidem nomine domini Regis seu racione alicujus defectus dictorum abbatis 
et conventus de M. vel successorum suonim imposterum capienda durante termino 
predicto. Et similiter predicti a. et c. de T. et successores sui acquietabunt et 
defendent prefatos abbatem et conventum de M. et s. s. ab omni districcione in 
terris et decimis de N. C. et K. nomine domini Regis seu episcopi pro aliqua causa 
ipsorum abbatis et conventus de T. vel successorum suorum racione aliquarum 
ecclesiarum terrarum sive tenementorum dictorum a. et c. de T. infra [comitatum] 
Gtlamorgancie et Morgancie exceptis districcionibus in terris tenementis 



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pratis pascuis et pasturis ac decimis ecclesiarum de N. C. et K. pro ipsis ecclesiis 
terris et decimis et ceteris premissis solomodo capiendis durante termino predicto. 
Et si contingat dictum annualem redditum sexaginta solidorum aretro fore non 
solutum in parte vel in toto ad locum superius assignatum per quatuor dies post 
dictum festum o. s. dicti a. et c. de M. volunt et per presentes concedunt pro se et 
s. s. quod ipsi tunc solvent dictis a. et c. de T. et s. s. decem marcas sterlingorum 
nomine pene tociens quociens dictus annualis redditus sic aretro fore contigerit 
durante termino predicto. Et eciam si contingat predictos abbatem et conventum 
monasterii B. M. de M. vel s. s. in solucione dicti annualis redditus aliquo tempore 
futuro infra terminum predictum ut predietum est per unum annum deficere 
predicti tam abbas et conventus B. M. de T. quam predicti a. et c. monasterii 
B. M. de M. volunt et concedunt pro se et successoribus suis per presentes quod 
tunc presentes indenture quo ad dimissionem decimarum terrarum tenementorum 
et ceterorum premissorum per prefatos abbatem et conventum monasterii B. M. de 
T. predictis abbati et conventui monasterii B. M. de Morgan dimissorum vacue 
sint et nuUius ^agoris. Et quod ipsi abbas et o. monasterii de M. et s. s. tunc 
postmodum solvent predictis abbati et conventui dicti monasterii de T. et s. s. pro 
dictis terris et decimis de N. C. et K. ut per antiquas composiciones inter prede- 
cessores dictorum monasteriorum factas specialiter apparet. Et predicti a. et c. 
monasterii B. M. de M. et s. s. omnia predicta terras t. p. p. et p. r. r. et servicia 
ac alia proficua in Sai.tmershe, Tokynton, Hosbrugge et Olveston ac infra 
villam Bristollie et alibi in com. Glouc'. prefatis a. et c. monasterii B. M. de 
T. et 8. s. per ipsos a. et c. de M. predicta modo concessa limitata et assignata 
contra omnes gentes warantizabunt acquietabunt et defendent durante termino 
ut predictum est. Et simili modo predicti a. et c. de T. et s. s. omnia predicta 
decimas terras et tenementa redditus et servicia ut predictum est de N. C. et K. 
prefatis a. et c. de M. et s. s. concessa contra omnes gentes warantizabunt 
acquietabunt et defendent durante eodem termino. In cujus rei testimonium partes 
predicte presentibus indenturis sigilla sua communia alternatim apposuerunt. 



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Datum in domibus capitularibus monasteriorum predictorum vicesimo septimo 
die mensis Maii anno domini millesimo cccc"^°- octoagesimo sexto. 

Capitular seal of Tewkesbury in green wax. Much chipped, but shewing the 
three canopied niches containing figures of the assumption of the Virgin and of 
St. Paul and St. Petee, with their customary emblems. (See No. mccxlv.) 

Endorsed in a very late hand — ' An interchangeable lease betwene the houses 
of Morgan and Teukesbury, 1486.' 

MCCXLVIII. 

BOND BY MOEGAN MAUNCELL', GENT., TO JANKYN' MAUN- 
CELL', LORD OF OXINWICH, IN £100, TO BE REPAID AT 
THE NEXT FEAST OF THE PURIFICATION OF THE 

VIRGHN. 

[Margam Charter.] 

Dated 3 JuLY. 1 Hen. VII. [1486]. 

Small red seal, iUegible. 

MCCXLIX. 

RECEIPT BY THE PRIOR OF SAINT JAMES', BRISTOL, OF 
£3, ANNUAL PENSION DUE FROM THE CELLARER 
OF MARGAM TO TEWKESBURY ABBEY. 

[Harl. Charter 75, A. 29.] 

13 Oct. 2 Hen. VII. 1486. 

Noverint universi per presentes me dominum Johannem Aston' priorem 
prioratus Sancti Jacobi Bristollie recepisse et habuisse die confectionis 
presencium de fratre Ricardo Stradlynge celerario monasterii de Morgan' ii.j//. 
sterlingorum de annuali pencione pertinente ad conventum monasterii de Tewkes- 
BURiA solvenda a festo omnium Sanctorum de quibus iijli. fateor me solutimi 



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ante idem festum videlicet die translacionis Sancti Edwardi dictosque Ricardum 
et conventum monasterii sui inde esse quietos per presentes. In cujus rei testi- 
monium sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum Bristollie xiij°- die mensis Octobris anno regni Regis Henrici 
septimi post conquestum Anglie secundo. 

Fragment of a seal in red wax. 



MCCL. 

LEASE BY JASPER TUDOR, EARL OF PEMBROKE, TO JOHN 
OETHIN, OF THE MILL OF KENFia, FOR SIXTEEN YEARS. 

[Extract' among the Margam Charters, from 'Blacke Booke' folio 40.] 

22 Feb. 2 Hen. VII. 1487. 

Kenfege. Jasper regum frater et patruus dux Bedford comes Penbrocke 
ac dominus Gtlamorgan et Morgan. 

Omnibus ad quos, etc, ad firmam demisisse Johanni Gethin molendinum 
nostrum granaticum de Kenfege cum suis pertinenciis et sectis multure de 
Newton Notasshe et alibi eidem molendino pertinentibus prout ab antiquo 
usitatum fuit unacum ii*^"*^- acris terre jacentibus apud Gramoshill et extendit 
se a regali via ex parte boreali usque Grylake ex parte australi oum suis 
pertinenciis. Etiam concessimus ei libertatem ad eligendum sibi molendinum 
una cum via esiamenti ad dictum molendinum ac etiam concessimus ei locum 
super rivulum ad dictum molendinum scituandum^ si necesse fuerit. Ulterius 
concessimus eidem Johanni totam firmam tolneti pipider'- nostri ibidem cum 
omnibus suis pertinenciis ut ab antiquo tempore fuit usitatum. Habendum 
et tenendum predictum molendinum et tolnetum cum omnibus suis pertinenciis 
prefato Johanni heredibus et assignatis suis a festo Sancti Michaelis arohangeK 
ultimo preterito usque finem termini sexdecem annorum proxime sequentium et 



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plenarie complendorum reddendo inde annuatim, etc, pro predicto molendino et 
terris predictis xlvi^- viij'^- sterlingonmi solvendos ad festos annmiciationis 
beate Marie virginis et Sancti Michaelis, etc, et pro predicta firma tolneti. 
xxxiij^- et iiij'^ ad festum Sancti Michaelis tantum. Et predictus Johannes 
predictum molendinum cum omnibus giirgitibus eidem molendino pertinentibus 
et omnia alia que ad dictum molendinum pertineut bene et competenter 
edificabit reparavit (sic) et susteneat ac manuteneat sumptibus suis propriis 
et expensis durante termino predicto, excepto quod dictus Johannes 
habebit de nobis et heredibus nostris grossum meremium pro sustentacione dicti 
molendini unacum virgis vocatis Windinges et pollis pro le weres in forestis 
nostris per visum et liberacionem fforestariorum nostrorum ibidem pro tempore 
existentium et sic prefatum molendinum cum omnibus suis pertinenciis predictus 
JoHANNES in fine termini sui predicti . . . . et computenter [sic) edificatum, 
sustentatum, et reparatum demittet. Proviso semper quod si contingat redditum 
predictum aretro fore in parte vel in toto per sex septimanas post aliquod 
terminum predictum non solutum vel si predictum molendinum cum omnibus 
prefatis suis pertinenciis non sit annuatim bene et computentur (sic) edificatum 
sustentatum et reparatum, quod extunc licebit nobis prefato duci et heredibus 
uostris in predicto molendino cum omnibus suis pertinenciis reintrare et in 
pristinum statu[m] retinere, hiis literis nostris patentibus non obstantibus. 
In cujus, etc 

Datum, etc, xxij°- die Februarii anno regni Regis Henrici vij. secundo. 

Endorsed — ' Jasper, Duke of Bedford, as to Kenfig.' 

(1) Scituant, MS. 
(2) ' Pipider ' is for the familiar ' piepowder ' of ancient law. 



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MCCLI. 

GEANT BY THOMAS WENLLONG, CANON OF LLANDAFF, 
AND OTHERS, TO JOHN THOMAS OF THE TOWER OF 
COWBRIDGE, Etc. 

[G. G. F.] 

26 Sept. 3 Hen. VII. 1487. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos dominus Thomas Wenllong canonicus 
ecclesie cathederalis {sic) Landavensis diocesis hac vicarius de Laneblethiane 
JoHANNES West et RoBERTUs Begane burgenses ville de Cowbrigge nuper 
feoffatores Willelmi Prioure burgensis predicte ville de et in omnibus terris 
et tenementis burgagiis et dimidiis burgagiis que nuper habuimus ex dono et 
feoffamento predicti Willelmi Prioure ut jacent in villa predicta tam infra 
portas quam extra portas ville predicte quorum mete et bunde patent per 
cartam feoffamenti inde nobis confectam unde nos predicti Thomas Wenllong 
canonicus Johannes West et Robertus Begane unanimi assensu et consensu 
dedimus concessimus et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus Johanni Thomas 
filio JoHANNis ap Jevan ap Thomas unam turrem cum omnibus curtiUagiis 
et muris sibi spectantibus ut jacent infra muros ville predicte ac eciam unum 
curtillagium jacet ex opposito domus modo in manibus Ricei Present ut 
jacet proxime curtiUagio predicte turris adjacente ut jacet inter terram predicti 
JoHANNis in parte occidentaU et terram predicti Ricei Present in parte 
orientaU et altam viam ducentem per medium ejusdem ville in parte austraU 
et miu-os dicte viUe in parte boreaU. Habendum et tenendum predictam turrem 
cum omnibus curtUlagiis et muris sibi spectantibus ac eciam predictum curtil- 
lagium adjacent' ut supra dictum est prefato Johanni Thomas heredibus suis 
et assignatis de capitaU domino viUe predicte per redditus et servicia prius inde 
debita et de jure consueta imperpetuum, Et nos vero predictus dominus 
Thomas Wenllong' canonicus Johannes West et Robertus Begane heredes 



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et successores nostri predictam turrem cum omnibus eurtillagiis et muris sibi 
spectantibus ac eciam predictum curtillagium adjacent' ut supradictum est 
contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. In cujus rei 
testimoniimi huic presenti carte nostre sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus . 
E.ICARDO Pbesent . JoHANNE CooLE tunc ballivis dicte ville . Johanne Ever . 
WiLLELMO EoGGER tunc sargeutes ejusdem ville , David ap Llewelyn . Hoell 
Prenche . JoHANNE Peres ct multis aliis. 

Dat' apud Cow^brigge vicesimo sexto die mensis Septembris anno regni 
Kegis Henrici septimi post conquestum tercio. 

Three seals, all gone. Deed poll. 

Endorsed — ' Carta le towre de Cowbryge.' 



MCCLII. 

MEMORANDUM OF A LEASE FOR THREE LIVES BT JOHN 
MAUNCELL, LORD OF OXENWICH' AND HORTON, TO 
JOHN SEWARD, SON OF ELIS SEWARD, JOHANNA CIBBE, 
HIS WIFE, AND ONE SON, OF A TENEMENT LATE HELD 
BY THE SAID ELIS IN HORTON, RENT 13sh. 6d. AND A 
HERIOT. 

Witnesses : Margan Mauncell, William Corthope, etc. 



[Margam Charter.] 
Dated Horton. 7 Oct. 3 Hen. VII. 1487. 



Seal wanting. 



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MCCLIII. 

COPY OF EXTRACT FROM THE COURT ROLL OF HAVODE- 
PORTH, WHEREBY DIO AP JEVAN AND OTHERS ARE 
ADMITTED TENANTS TO A TENURE OF QR. AP JEVAN 
AP GWILIM. 

[Margam Charter.] 

8 OcT. 3 Hen. VII. 1487. 

Havodeporth. Curia tenta apud Morgan iiij*°- die mensis Septembris 
auno regni Regis Henrici septimi post conquestum tercio coram Johanne 
Stradlinge de Merthilmawre armigero senescallo extunc ibidem ac tempore 
JoHANNis Hopkyn' tuuc abbatis dicti monasterii. 

Ad istam venerunt Dio ap Jevan uxor ejus et filius 

eorundem. Et ceperunt de domino unam tenuram nuper in manibus Or' ap 
Jevan ap GrwiLiM prout habuit et tenuit per suas antiquas metas etbundas. 
Tenendum eisdem successive ad terminum vite eorundem et uni eorum diucius 
viventi secundum consuetudinem manerii ibidem per redditus et servicia inde 
prius debita et de jure consueta. Et debent sectam eurie et herietum suc- 

cessive cum acciderit. Et predicti et predictus filius eorundem 

dabunt domino abbati qui pro tempore fuerit optentus et successoribus suis 
pro ingressu quilibet eorum post alterius decessum xu. denarios. Et predictus 
Dio ap Jevan dat domino pro primo ingressu inde habendo ij°^- capones precii 
iiij. den. et habet inde seisinam et fecit domino fidelitatem. In cujus copie 
testimonium sigiUum dicti senescalli presentibus est appensum. 

Dat' octavo die Octobris anno regni Regis Henrici septimi post conquestum 
tercio. 

IUegible fragment of seal. 



9s 



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MCCLIV. 

GRANT BY DAVID THOMKYN TO JOAN THOMKYN OF ONE 
FOURTH PART OF A BURGAGE IN SWANSEA. 

[G. G. F.] 

24 May. 3 Hen. VII. 1488. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego David Thomkyn filius Johannis ap 
David ap Thomkyn nuper de Sweynesey dedi concessi et hac presenti carta 
mea confirmavi Johanne Thomkyn filie Roberti Thomkyn quartam partem 
unius burgagii cum pertinenciis jacentis in villa de Swaynesey inter tenementum 
nuper Johannis Elis ex parte boriali et altam stratam ex parte orientali et 
medietatem unius burgagii nuper Rees ap Guillim ex parte australi et 
cemiterium ecclesie parochialis ibidem ex parte occidentali. Habendum et 
tenendum predictam quartam partem unius burgagii cum omnibus suis per- 
tinenciis prefate Johanne heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum de capitali 
domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. Et 
ego vero predictus David Thomkyn et heredes mei predictam quartam partem 
unius burgagii cum omnibus suis pertinenciis prediote Johanne heredibus et 
assignatis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. 
In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigiUum meum apposui. 
Hiis testibus . Waltero Herbert milite tunc senescallo Gouherie et de 
Swaynesey . David Melyn preposito viUe de Swaynesey . Gruffuth Robert . 
Jevan Gwyn . Jankyn Taylour . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Swaynesey vicesimo quarto die Maii anno regni Regis Henrici 
septimi post conquestum tercio. 

Seal lost. 



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MCCLV. 

A FINB LEVIED AT CAEDIFF, IN THE CHIEF LORD'S COURT, 
WHEREBT MORCAN CAMAGE AND PHILIP AP ADAM 
RECOVER AGAINST THOMAS AP ROSS VIOHAN AND 
JOAN HIS WIFE THE MANOR OF COYDE KENLLAN. 

[FONMON MS.] 

6 OcT. 4 Hen. VII. 1488. 
Hsec est finalis concordia facta in comitatu exceUentis Principis Jasperi fratris 
et patrui Regum Ducis BEDroRDi^ Comitis Pembroci^ ac Domini de Gtla- 
MORGAN et Morgannock apud Kaerdiff tenta die lunse sexto die Octobris anno 
regni Regis Henrici septimi post conquestum quarto coram Ricardo Croft 
militi tunc vicecomite comitatus prsedicti . Ricardo Turberville . Davido 

MaTHEW . JOHANNE BuTTELER , JoHANNES ap JaNKYN ap RlDERCH . JoHANNE 

Carne baronibus ejusdem comitatus et aliis dicti domini Ducis fidelibus tunc ibi 
presentibus . Inter Morganum Gtamage et Philippum ap Adami querentes et 
Thomam ap Ross Vighan et Johannam uxorem ejus deforcientes de manerio de 
CoYDE Kenllan cum pertinenciis. Unde placitum convencionis summonitum 
fuit inter eos in eodem comitatu scilicet quod prsedicti Thomas et Johanna recog- 
noverunt praedictum manerium cum pertinenciis esse jus ipsorum Morgani et 
Philippi et illud quod iidem Morganus et Philippus habent de dono prsedic- 
torum Thom^ et Johanne et illud remiserunt et quietumclamaverunt de 
prsedictis Thoma et Johanna et heredibus ipsius Johanne dicto Morgano et 
Philippo heredibus et assignatis suis. Et prsedicti iidem Thomas et Johanna 
concesserunt pro se et heredibus ipsius Johanne quod ipsi warantizabunt 
prsedictis Morgano et Philippo heredibus et assignatis suis prsedictum manerium 
cum pertinenciis contra omnes homines in perpetuum. Et pro hac recognitione 
remissione quietaclamatione warantizatione fine et concordia iidem Morganus et 
Philippus dederunt prsefatis Thom^ et Johanne centum marcas. 

Thomas Button R. 



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Coyde Kenllan may be Coed Kenllan or Kenslan, near St. Hilary, en-oneously called Kingsland on the 
Ordnance Map. As a Manor it has not been recognised. The prefix Coyde or Coed, ' a wood,' was common 
about Bridgend. This can scarcely have been Court Colman, which does not appear to have been a 
Gamage Manor till a century later, when John Gamage, of Coyty, purchased it from Dr. Lleison. 

Documents from the Cardlff Chancery are very rare, and this gives us the Sheriffi as President, and the 
Barons forming the Court. Of these, Sir RicharJ Croft was of Croft Castle. co. Hereford. He was a 
stout soldier, made a Knight Banneret by Henrj' VII. at the battle of Stoke in 1487, and was Treasurer of 
the Household. Probably he was appointed Sheriff by Jasper Tudor, as a sure and influential adherent. 
His daughter Joyce was the second wife of Sir Thomas Gamage, son of the querent, and his great grand- 
son, Herbert Croft, was one of the suitors for the hand of Barbara Gamage. 

Richard Turberville was of Tythegston. He was a strong Lancastrian, and a patron of the Welsh 
Lancastrian bard, Lewis of Glyn Cothi. His Will is dated 1501. 

Who David Mathew was is less clear. David Mathew, of Llandaff, standard-bearer to Edward IV., was 
not only a Yorkist, but must have been knighted before 1488. His grandson, Sir William, of Radyr, was 
indeed a Lancastrian, and was knighted by Richmond at Bosworth in 1485. and he had a natural son, 
David Mathew. No other David occnrs about that time in the family. 

John Butler was no doubt of Dunraven, and probably the John who married Maud Turberville, but he 
may have been his father, also John, who married Isabel Fleming. 

John Carne was evidently the first of Nash. 

Then as to the parties to the fine. Morgan Gamage, the querent, was of Coyty Castle. He married 
Eleanor. daughter of Roger Vaughan of Tretower. Philip ap Adam, and Thomas ap Ross (or Rosser) 
Vychan and Joan his wife, have not been identified. 

Thomas Button, who registers the fine, was of course an officer of the Chancery, and probably of 
Worlton ; but so dateless is the pedigree of that respectable family, that it is impossible to say whether the 
person in question be Thomas, who married Gwenllian, daughter of Sir Howell Gam of Penrhos, or his 
gi-eat grandson, who married Joan, daughter of John ap Evan Thomas of Llanvihangel by Cowbridge, of 
the Herbert family. 



MCCLVI. 

CONYEYANCE BY HUGH EAGLAN, CLERK, YICAR OF 
LLANTWIT, TO CATHERINE MATHEW, WIDOW OF JOHN 
HERBERT, OTHERWISE RAGLAN, OF LANDS IN LLANTWIT, 
AND TO OTHERS IN REMAINDER. 

[FONMON MS.] 

8 OcT. 5 Hen. VII. 1489. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Magister Hugo Raglan clericus vicarius 
de Lantavite dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta mea indentata confirmavi 
Katerine Mathewe vidue nuper uxori Johannis Herbert alias dicti Raglan 



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armigeri omnia messuagia toftos gardinos terras et tenementa prata pascua 
pasturas vasta redditus reversiones et servicia cum omnibus suis pertinenciis 
situatis et jacentibus infra villam et dominium de Lantwite unacum curie sectis 
curiis ac aliis libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus eisdem messuagiis toftis 
gardinis terris tenementis et ceteris premissis seu alicui parcelle eorundem per- 
tinentibus sive spectantibus que nuper habui ex dono et feoffamento predicti 
JoHANNis Herbert alias Raglan per cartam suam inde michi confectam cujus 
datum est apud Lantwite vicesimo die Aprilis anno regni Regis Edwardi quarti 
post conquestum Anglie decimo octavo (1478) exceptis tribus solidatis de libero 
redditu exeunte de tresdecim acris terre vocatis Hamonde Londe in Lantwite 
que terra jam existit in manibus Thome Turberville et Margarete uxoris sue. 
Habendum et tenendum omnia predicta messuagia toftos gardinos terras et 
tenementa prata pascua pasturas vasta redditus reversiones et servicia cum omnibus 
suis pertinenciis unacum curie sectis curiis ac aliis libertatibus et liberis consue- 
tudinibus eisdem messuagiis toftis gardinis terris et tenementis pratis pascuis 
vastis redditibus reversionibus et serviciis quahtercunque pertinentibus sive quoquo 
modo spectantibus exceptis preexceptis prefate Katerine ad terminum vite sue 
de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure 
consueta. Et post decessum predicte Katerine volo et per presentes concedo 
quod omnia predicta messuagia toftos gardinos terras et tenementa prata pascua 
pasturas vasta redditus reversiones et servicia cum omnibus suis pertinenciis unacum 
curie sectis curiis ac aliis libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus iisdem messuagiis 
toftis gardinis terris et tenementis pratis pascuis pasturis vastis redditibus 
reversionibus et serviciis qualitercunque pertinentibus sive quoquo modo spec- 
tantibus exceptis preexceptis integre remaneant Hugoni Raglan filio Willelmi 
Raglan filii JoHANNis Raglan et heredibus masculis de corpore suo legitime 
procreatis de capitalibus dominis f eodi illius per redditus et servicia inde debita et 
de jure consueta. Et si contingat predictum Hugonem Raglan filium predicti 
Willelmi Raglan filii Jghannis Raglan sive heredes de corpore suo legitime 



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procreatos obire volo et per presentes eoncedo quod omnia predicta messuagia tof tos 
gardinos terras et tenementa prata pascua pasturas vasta redditus reversiones et 
8ervicia cum omnibus suis pertinenciis unacum curie sectis curiis ac aliis libertati- 
bus et liberis consuetudinibus iisdem messuagiis tof tis gardinis terris et tenementis 
pratis pascuis vastis redditibus reversionibus et serviciis qualitercunque pertinen- 
tibus sive quoquo modo spectantibus exceptis preexceptis integre remaneant 
JoHANNi E.AGLAN fratri dicti Hugonis Raglan filii dicti Willelmi Raglan filii 
predicti Johannis Raglan et heredibus masculis de corpore suo legitime procreatis 
de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure 
consueta. Et si contingat predictum Johannem Raglan sive heredes de corpore 
suo legitime procreatos obire quod tuuc omnia prediota messuagia toftos gardinos 
terras et tenementa prata pascua pastura vasta redditus reversiones servicia cum 
omnibus suis pertinenciis unacum curie sectis curiis ac aliis libertatibus et liberis 
consuetudinibus iisdem messuagiis toftis gardinis terris et tenementis pratis 
pascuis pasturis vastis redditibus reversionibus et serviciis qualitercunque pertinen- 
tibus sive quoquo modo spectantibus exceptis preexceptis integre remaneant 
RoBERTO Raglan et heredibus masculis de corpore suo legitime prooreatis de 
capitalibus dominis feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure 
consueta. Et si contingat predictum Robertum Raglan sive hujusmodi heredes 
masculi de corpore suo legitime procreati obire volo et per presentes concedo quod 
omnia predicta messuagia toftos gardinos terras et tenementa prata pascua 
pasturas vasta redditus reversiones et servicia cum omnibus suis pertinenciis 
unacum curie sectis curiis ac aliis libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus iisdem 
messuagiis toftis gardinis terris et tenementis pratis pascuis pasturis vastis 
redditibus reversionibus et serviciis qualitercunque pertinentibus sive quoque modo 
spectantibus exceptis preexceptis integre remaneant rectis heredibus predicti 
Johannis Herbert alias Raglan imperpetuum. Tenendum de capitalibus 
dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de jure consueta imperpetuum. 
In cujus rei testimonium huio presenti carte mee indentate sigillum meum apposui. 



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Hiis testibus . Willelmo Raglan . Ludovico Raglan . Thoma Turber- 

VILLE . LUDOVICO ap E.ICHARDE . RoBERTO LyDDON . ThOMA OoWBRIGE . 

Leweltno ap JoHN Gf-WYN . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Lantwite predictam octavo die Octobris anno regni Regis 
Henrici septimi post conquestum Anglie quinto. 

The seal is of red wax, with the letter ' H.' 

Endorsed — ' Ancient deeds eoncerning the Raglands lands in Llantwyt. 
For Mr. Lambrook Stradlinge.' 

The Kaglans were a braach of the great family who sprung from G-wilim ap Jenkin, some of whose 
descendants assumed the name of Herbert, and made it illustrious. Their ancestor seems to have married 
Joan Clerke, of Knoyle's Place in Llantwit, and to have hesitated between the surname of Herbert and 
that of his grandfather's seat or wife, and to have described himself , as in the deeds here given, as Herbert 
alias Raglan. They gave rise to the lines of Carnllwydd, Llantwit, and Lys-y-fronydd, all now extinct, 
and only remembered in Coedraglan, or Coedriglan, as part of their property. Carnllwydd, the seat of the 
elder branch, a Manor or Subordinate Manor within the Parish of Llancarvau, held iu f ree socage under 
St. Nicholas, but paying a chief rent of 3s. (id. to the Lord of Llancarvan, came by a Mathew heiress in the 
reign of Henry VI. The fine old hall has been converted inio cottages, but the walls and timber roof 
remain, though much mutilated. 

The grammar of the deed is very faulty, and indicates the imjierfect knowledge possessed by the 
attorneys of the period. 



MCCLVII. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY JEWAN AP LEWELINE AP JEWANE AP 
DAVID, WILLIAM AP LEWELINE AP JEWANE AP DAVID, 
AND ANOTHER TO THOMAS, SON OF JOHN SMITH, OF 
A MESSUAGE AND LANDS IN DINASPOWES. 

[Margam Charter.] 

23 Oct. 5 Hen. VII. 1489. 

Noverint universi per presentes nos Jewan ap Leweline ap Jewane ap 

David, Willelmus ap Leweline ap David, et Lodowicus ap Thomas ap 

Leweline ap Jewane ap David remisisse relaxasee et omnino pro nobis et 

heredibus nostris imperpetuum quietum clamasse Thome Smith' filio Johannis 



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Smith' de le Sowthrea^^e heredibus et assignatis suis totum jus titulum nostrum 
vel clameum quod habuimus habemus aut quovismodo in futurum habere 
poterimus de et in uno_ messuagio cum duobus gardinis adjacentibus predicto 
messuagio ac decem acras terre et prati jacentes infra dominium de Dinaspowes 
que vocantui' Carter is land prout ibidem jacent per antiquas metas et bundas. 
Ita videlicet quod nec nos predicti Jewanus Willelmus et Lodowicus nec 
heredes nostri nec aliquis ahus per nos seu in [nostro] nomine aliquod jus titulum 
vel clameum imposterum exigere vel vendicare poterimus . Sed ab omni actione 
juris tituli vel clamei inde simus imperpetuum penitus exclusi per presentes. In 
cujus rei testimonium presentibus sigiUa nostra apposiiimus. Hiis testibus . 
David Predith' . Johanne Gibon' de le Sowtherewe . Thoma Willi de le 
Re^^^e . et multis aliis. 

Datum vicesimo tercio die Octobris anno regni Regis Henrici septimi post 
eonquestum quinto. 

Three small signet seals, red wax. 

1. A crowned initial letter R. 

2. A stag's head cabossed with a cross between the attires. 

3. Same as No. 2, with remains of a legend. 

The pedigree contained in this charter may be thus tabulated : — 



David= 
1 






Jewan= 
1 




? Leweline= 

1 


jewelme= 
1 


? William 


Jewan 


Thomas= 
1 

Lodowicus. 





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MCCLYIII. 

BOND BY THOMAS AP LLEWELLYN AP JEYAN AP DAYID, 
TO THOMAS SON OF JOHN SMITH FOR PEACEABLE 
POSSESSION OF A MESSUAGE AND LANDS IN DINAS 
POWYS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

23 OcT. 5 Hen. YII. 1489. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Thomam ap Ll^evstellyJn ap Jewan ap 
David teneri et firmiter obligari Thome Smith' filio Johannis Smith' de le 
Sowtherew^e in decem libris sterlingorum bone et legalis monete Anglie 
solvendis eidem Thome aut suo certo attornato heredibus vel executoribus suis 
in festo Natalis Domini proxime futuro post datum presencium. Ad quam 
quidem solucionem bene et fideliter faciendam obligo me heredes et executores 
meos ac omnia bona et catalla mea mobilia et immobilia ubicunque fuerint 
inventa per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium presentibus sigillum meum 
apposui. 

Datum vicesimo tercio die Octobris anno regni Regis Henrici septimi post 
conquestum quinto. 

The condicion of this obligacion a bove writen is this that yf the seid Thomas 
ap Ll[ewelly]n ap Jewan ap David . his heyres or his assignes or any wother 
person or persons putt out vexe or troble the seid Thomas Smith his hejres or 
his assignes of and in a mesuage with u. gardens lyen to and x. acres of londe 
and raedow lyen within the lordeschipe of Dinasspowes which is called Carter 
is LOND as hit more pleynely apperith bi a dede of ffee simple ther of to the seid 
Thomas Smith made that than this seid obligacion . in his efEecte and strengh' 
to be hadde . wother this seid obligacion' to stond voyde and for no thynge to 
be hadde. • 

Small signet from a chased ring : an eagle rising, to the sinister. 

9 T 



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MCCLIX. 

CERTIFICATE BY THE MAYOR, SHERIFF, AND BAILIFFS 
OF BEISTOL, OF THE SWORN AFFIRMATION BY JOHN 
WOLF OF BRISTOL, HOSIER, OF THE DELIVERY OF A 
CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN LANDS BY ROBERT VELE 
TO LEWIS RAOLAND. 

[T. Franklen.] 

20 April. 6 Hen. VII. 1491. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos praesens scriptum pervenerit . Johannes 
Stephens Major villse Bristoli.s: . Willelmus Regent vicecomes . Gteorgius 
MoNOUX et RiCHARDUs Vaughan ballivi ejusdem villae salutem in Domino 
sempiternam. 

Sciatis quod accesserunt ad preesentiam nostram die datarum prsesentium in 
villa praedicta Ludovicus Ragland et dilectus comburgensis noster Johannes 
WoLF Hosier ac tulerunt realiter exhibuerunt et praesentaverunt coram nobis 
tunc et ibidem quandam cartam in lingua Latina scriptam ac cerea rubra sigiUatam 
non rasam non abolitam nec in aliqua sua parte viciatam ymmo ab sinistra 
suspicione prorsus carentem . cujus quidem cartse tenor de verbo ad verbum 
sequitur et est talis : — 

Noverint universi per prsesentes me Robertum Vele filium et hseredem 

JoHANNis Vele remisisse \_efc., as in No. Mccxix.r/.] decimo die Aprilis annc 

regni Regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum Angli^ octavo. 

Super cujus quidem eartse exhibitionem et praesentationem prsefatus Johannes 

Wolf tactis per ipsum sacrosanctis Dei evangeliis dixit affirmavit et deposuit 

tunc et ibidem coram nobis prsefatis Majore vicecomite et ballivis quod ipse 

JoHANNES WoLF prseseus erat cum prsefatis Roberto Vele et Ludo^^co 

Ragland proedicto anno octavo regni supradicti Regis Edwardi quarti in domo 

mansionis prsefati Johannis Wolf sita in parochia Sancti Andre^ in prsedicta 



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villa Bristoli^ ubi et quando praefatus Eobertus Yele non coactus neque 
compulsus aut quovis errore ductus sed sua mera libera ac spontanea voluntate 
sigillavit cartam prsedictam ac eam sic sigillatam ut factum^ suum prgefato 
LuDOVico E.AGLAND tradidit et liberavit, In cujus rei testimonium sigillum 
officii Majoratus villse Bristolli^ prsedictae prsesentibus duximus apponendum. 

Datum quoad sigillationem meam vicesimo die Aprilis anno regni Regis 
Henrici septimi post conquestum Angli^ sexto. L. Hardyng. 

Endorsed — ' Robert Vele et Lewis Raglande.' 

(1) feudum, MS. 

MCCLX. 
INQUISITION ON THE DEATH OF JOHN BASSET. 

[FONMON MS.] 

11 JuLY. 7 Hen. VII. 1492. 

Inquisitio capta apud Kaerdif undecimo die Julii anno regni Regis Henrici 
septimi post conquestum septimo coram E.adulpho Bampton escaetore comitatus 
Glamorgancie et Morgancie virtute brevis diem clausit extremum eidem directi 
et altera parte hujus inquisitionis consuti per sacramentum Johannis Butler . 
Eicardi Turbervil . EicARDi ap HowELL ap Thomas . Thome Turbervil . 

LUDOWICI ap ElCHARD . ElCARDI LoUGHER . LlEWELYNI ap JOHN GwYN . 

Thome ap HowEL ap Thomas . Willelmi ap Jankyn Havard . Willelmi 
Oagan de Wringston . Willelmi ap Howel ap Llewelyn . et Jevan ap 
Jankyn ap Adam. 

Qui dicunt per eorum sacramentum quod Johannes Basset seisitus fuit die 
quo obiit in duabus partibus dimidii unius feodi militis in Llantrithed et in 
dimidia parte unius feodi militis in Marcross que valent in totam per 
annum ultra reprisas £16 : 8 : 4 ; et tenentur de domino per servicium 
militare. Ulterius dicunt quod dictua Johannes Basset fuit seisitus die quo 



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obiit de certis terris et tenementis in Egltsprues in libero soccagio de Castelton 
per unam rosam rubeam annuatim et valent per annum ultra reprisas £40. 
Et diount etiam quod predictus Johannes Basset non seisitus fuit aliquibus aliis 
terris et tenementis in comitatu Glamorgancie et Morgancie predicto die quo 
obiit. Et quod idem Johannes Basset obiit 24^ die Maii ultimi presentis et 
quod Jacobus Basset est filius suus et heres et fuit aetatis viginti sex annorum et 
amplius die quo dictus Johannes Basset obiit. In cujus rei testimonium huic 
inquisitioni testibus prefatis .... predicti juratores sigilla sua apposuere. 

Datum die anno et loco predictis. 

Written on an indented parchment, twelve inches by three inches, and sKt so 
as upon three slips to carrj' thirteen seals in red wax. The seals are rude, and 
not very decipherable. One bears the Came pelican vulning herself , and another 
resembles the trunk of a tree couped and eradicated, with a motto of three short 
but undecyphered words in Gothic character. 

.Tohn Basset was of Beaupr^. He married Jenet, daughter of Morgan ap Jenkin Philip, of Pencoed, 
co. Mon., and was ancestor of the Bassets of Gam, Llantrithyd, and Bonvileston. The land in Eglwys 
Brewis went to his second son, John, whose gi-andson, Miles Basset, seems to have sold it in 1662 to 
Evan Seys. 



MCCLXI. 

MEMORANDUM OF A LEASE FOR THREE LIVES BY JOHN 
MAUNSELL', ESQ., TO JOHN GAMBON', ISABELLA HIS 
WIFE, AND JOHN THEIR SON, OF BERCERSTON IN 
PARISH OF LANDEWY, AT EIGHT PENCE PER ANNUM. 

[Margam Charter.] 

Witnesses : John Cely . David Gambon' . David Curteys. 
Date 12 January 8 Hen. VII. [1493]. 
Eudorsed — ' John Gamon in Oxwich a*'- H. VII., 8.' 
Rough stamp seal, red wax, a star. 



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MCCLXII. 
LEASE FOR LIVES BY JOHN, ABBOT OF MAEOAM, TO 
WILLIAM HOPKYN, JUNIOR, ETC, OF A TENEMENT 
CALLED MAYRDE AND LAND CALLED PYSHYLLE, 
AFTER THE DECEASE OF THOMAS AP GR' LYA, THE 
PRESENT TENANT. 

[Margam Charter.] 

2 March. 1493 (for 1494). 
Heo indentura facta inter Johannem abbatem monasterii beate Marie de 
Margan . et ejusdem loci conventus . ex parte una . Et Willelmum Hopkyn' 

juniorem . Margaretam verz Gtr' uxorem ejus . et filium eorundem ex 

parte altera . testatur quod predicti abbas et conventus unanimi assensu et 
concensu concesserunt tradiderunt et dimiserunt prefatis Willelmo . Margarete 

et reversionem unius tenementi , modo in manibus Thome ap Gr' Lya . 

vocati Mayrde et unam parcellam terre vocatam Pyshylle. Habendum et 
tenendum predictum tenementum et parcellam terre cum omnibus pertinentiis 

suis post decessum predicti Thome prefatis Willelmo Margarete et 

per suas antiquas metas et bundas sicut predictus Thomas nuper melius et 
plenius tenuit ad terminum vite eorum seu unius eorum diucius viventis. 
Reddendo inde annuatim domino abbati vel successoribus suis xx" vj. solidos et 
viij. denarios ad festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli . Et servicia inde debita 
et de jure consueta. . Et sectam curie bis in anno . videlicet ad festum Philippi 
et Jacobi et ad festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli. Et quilibet eorum reddet 
herrietum cum acciderit secundum consuetudinem manerii. Et reddent omni- 
modas decimas preter decimas garbarum. Ac eciam predicti abbas et conventus 

concesserunt prefatis Willelmo . Margarete et quod habebunt viam 

in vorlong' yr heyth' juxta aquam de Maloc . cum averiis suis ad predictam 
parcellam terre vocatam Pyshylle sine impedimento duraturam termino predicto. 
Et quilibet eorum post decessum dicti Willelmi dat domino pro ingressu inde 



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habendo xu. denarios. Et predictus abbas et conventus predictum tenementum 
et parcellam terre cum omnibus pertinentiis suis pref atis Willelmo, Margarete, 

et durante termino predicto post decessum predicti Thome pro se et 

successoribus suis contra omnes gentes warantizabunt et defendent. In cujus rei 
testimonium hujus indenture partibus sigilla parcium predictarum alternatim 
sunt appensa. 

Datum in domo nostra capitulari monasterii antedicti u. die mensis Marcii . 
anno domini millesimo cccc™°- xc. iij°- 

The soii's name has not been fiUed up in this deed. 

MCCLXni. 
BOND BY JANKTN MAUNCEILL TO MORGAN MAUNCEILL 
FOR A PUNCTUAL PAYMENT OF TWENTY POUNDS, IN 
HALF-YEARLY INSTALMENTS OF FORTY SHILLINGS. 
[Margam Charter.] 5 Aug. 9 Hen. YII. 1494. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Jankyn Maunceill armigerum teneri et 
firmiter obligari Morgano Maunceill gentilman in quadraginta libris ster- 
lingorum legalis monete Anglie solvendis eidem Morgano Maunceill aut suo 
certo attomato in festo Sancti Michaelis arcbangeli nunc proxime futuro post 
datum presencium. Ad quam quidem solucionem bene et fideliter faciendum 
obligo me heredes et executores meos per presentes sigillo meo sigillatas. 

Datum quinto die Augusti anno regni Regis Henrici septimi post con- 
questum nono. 

The condic'on of this obligac'on is such y*- if the above bounden Jankyn 
Maunceill paye or do to be paide to the above namyd Morgan Maunceill 
XL^- at Myghelmas next comyng and xl^ at Ester then next followyng and so 
yerly xl^- at every of the said termes tiU the sum of xx"- be fuUy content and 
paide then this present obligac'on to stand voide and of none effect other wise in 
his full strength and vertue. 

Seal wanting 



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MCCLXIV- 

GEANT BY LEWIS RAGLAND TO JOHN SPENCER, RECTOR OF 
ST. MARYCHURCH, AND ANOTHER, OF MESSUAGES AND 
LANDS IN LYSWRONY, LANTWIT, AND ELSEWHERE. 

[T. Franklen.] 

3 May. 10 Hen. VII. 1495. 

Sciant prsesentes et futuri quod Ego Ludovicus Ragland dedi concessi et hac 
prsesenti carta mea confirmavi Johanni Spencer, rectori ecclesise de Seynt 
Marichurche, et Johanni Hye . perpetuo vicario ecclesiae Sanctee BRiGioiE 
majoris, duo messuagia octaginta et unam acras terrse prati et pasturse cum 
pertinentiis in Lysvvrony, unde prsedicta duo messuagia insimul jacent in villa 
de Lyswrony in parte australi ecclesiae ejusdem villae, et quindecim acrse terrae 
et pasturse ibidem in quodam clauso vocato Donhill . sexdecim acrse terrae et 
pasturse jacent in quodam clauso vocato Downeclose . decem acrse terree et 
pasturse jacent in quodam clauso vocato Thyrteon Slade . tresdecim acrse terrse 
et pasturse jaoent in quodam clauso vocato Semeryshill . septem acrse terrae et 
pasturae jacent in quodam clauso in parte australi vise ducentis de Lyswrony 
versus Landowe . una acra et dimidia terrae et pasturae jacent juxta clausum 
vocatum Le Halle . tres acrse et dimidia teiTse jacent in australi parte 
dictorum duorum messuagiorum . tres acrce terrae insimul jacent in campo vocato 
CuRBURY . tres acrse terrse et pasturse insimul jacent iu eodem campo juxta 
viam ducentem de Lyswrony versus Landowe . una acra terrae jacet apud 
CuRBURY vocata Hilacre . una acra terrge jaoet in campo vocato Curbury 
juxta la DowNECLOSE . quinque acrse et dimidia jacent in quodam clauso apud 
DowNEHiLL . alia acra prati jacet in Seynt Burnaghysmore . Dedi etiam et 
concessi eisdem Johanni et Johanni tria messuagia . duo gardina . et viginti et 
quinque acras et dimidiam terrse cum pertinentiis in Lantwit . unde unum 
messuagium cum gardino adjacente nuper fuit Johann^ Deme . matris 



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Stephani Clerk . et situatum est in parte australi de Lantwit . aliud 

ibidem messuagium vocatum Hensthorpe . et situatum est in alta strata apud 
Lantwit ex opposito domus vocatse Courte House . tercium autem messuagium 
cum gardino adjacente nuper fuit Wilcok Smyth . decem acrae terrse jacent in 
quadam clausura apud Catokesdowne . undecim acrse et dimidia terrae jacent in 
quodam clauso apud Rawlesborowe . tres acrse terrse jacent in campo vocato 
Abbotsfield et nuper fuerunt Agnet^ Tode Walle , una acra terrse jacet in 
campo vocato Demelands et nuper fuit Willelmi Nycoll. Dedi etiam et 
concessi iisdem Johanni et Johanni unum messuagium cum curtilagio gardino 
et crofto adjaoentibus et triginta acras terrse et prati pasturse et bosci cum per- 
tinentiis in Landowe infra comitatum Glamorganije et MoRGANiiE quse nuper 
fuerunt Agnet^ filice Thom^e Bonvile et vocantur Bonvillends. Dedi in- 
super et concessi eisdem Johanni et Johanni unum messuagium cum gardino 
adjacente cum pertiuentiis apud Leswronny necnon duo burgagiacum pertinentiis 
in Cowbridge quge nuper fuerunt Willelmi Pers senioris. Dedi etiam et 
concessi eisdem novemdecim acras et dimidiam terrse et prati cum pertinentiis 
infra dominium de Lant^vtct quse nuper fuerunt Johann^ Clerke unicse filiae 
et heredis Willelmi Clerke nuper de Lantwit et postea fuerunt Jenkini 
E.AGLANDI . unde octo acrsB terrse insimul jacent in clauso apud Siginslade juxta 
terram vocatam Sygynslands in parte orientali et terram domini modo in tenura 
Thom^ Lyne in parte occidentali et terram Roberti Lyddoni in parte australi 
et terram Johanne Lyddon et terram vocatam Sygynsland in parte australi . 
du£e acrae terrce insimul jacent in clauso apud Mereshende juxta viam 
ducentem de Sygynston versus Lyswronny in parte orientali et viam 
ducentem de Lamyhengell versus Ewenny in partibus australi et occidentali 
et pratum Howell Carne in parte boreali . et acra prati vocata Whitepuse- 
HAY . et acra in clauso in Hamondes londs inter fontem vocatam Thergats 
Well in parte orientali et pontem Rogeri Lewellyn in parte occidentali 
et via[m] ducente[m] versus Portinstrete in parte australi et gardinum Jankyn 



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Hestyn in parte boreali . una acra terrse jacet in Hamondslands et vocatur 
LoNG AcRE . una acra jacet apud Franketon in quodam clauso jacente in 
parte orientali fontis vocati Fra[n]keton Well . sex acrse terrse vocantur 
Rewlislonds et jacent in quodam clauso apud Rewlisborow . dimidia acra 
terrsB jacet in Hamondslands juxta terram nuper ejusdem Johannis Clerke 
in parte orientali et viam vocatam Brynsaghwe in parte occidentali et 
terram nuper Nicholai Hopkyn in parte australi et terram Thom^ Flemyng in 
parte boreali. Habendum et tenendum omnia praedicta messuagia gardina 
curtilagia burgagia terras prata pasturas et boscos cum pertinentiis prsefatis 
Johanni Spencer et Johanni Hye hseredibus et assignatis suis de capitalibus 
dominis feodorum illorum per servicia inde debita et de nobis consueta. Et ego 
videlicet prsefatus Ludovicus et haeredes mei prsedicta messuagia gardina 
curtilagia burgagia terras prata pasturas et boscos cum pertinentiis prsedictis 
JoHANNi et JoHANNi hoeredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizi- 
bimus et in perpetuum defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic prcesenti 
cartee sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Willelmo Ragland . Thoma 
Flemyng . HoELL Oarne . Richardo ap HoELL Vaghan . David ap Thomas 
Probyn . et multis aliis. 

Datum vicesimo tertio [die] Maii anno regni Regis Henrici septimi post con- 
questum AnglitE decimo. 

Endorsed — ' Lewis Ragland.' 

Compare No. mccxv. 

The text is incorrectly given in the MS. 



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MCCLXV. 

GRANT BY JOHN PENKOC TO JEVAN aOGHE OF DAVID AP 
GUILLIM: BCHAN AND aOULADIS HIS WIFE, OF A 
HALF-BUE,OAaE IN LE GOTT STREET, SWANSEA. 

[G. Gr. F.] 

7 Nov. 14 Hen. VII. 1498. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes Penkoc de Swaynesey dedi 
concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Jevano Q-oghe ap David ap 
Gtillim Echan et Gtouladis verz Jevan Echan uxoris sue medietatem unius 
burgagii cum pertinentiis jacentem in le Gtott Street ville de Swaynsey inter 
terram David Cradoc ex parte boriali et terram heredum Hopkyn Thomkyn ex 
parte australi et extendit se ab alta strata ex parte orientali usque ad communem 
fossam dicte ville ex parte occidentali. Habendum et tenendum predictam 
medietatem burgagii cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefato Jevano et Gouladis 
uxori sue heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum de capitali domino feodi illius 
per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. Et ego vero predictus 
Johannes Penkoc et heredes mei predictam medietatem burgagii cum omnibus 
suis pertinentiis prefato Jevano et Q-ouladis uxori sue heredibus et assignatis suis 
contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. In cujus rei 
testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigiUum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . 
Johanne Elishe tunc preposito ville de Swaynesey . Willelmi Hogg' . 

JOHANNE RuSSELL . WlLLELMO MeURUC . RlCARDO ap EyNON . HoWELL ap 

Phelippe Lloyd . et G-r[uffuth ap] Meuruc . et multis aliis. 

Dat' apud Swaynsey septimo die mensis Novembrjs anno regni Regis 
Henrici septimi post conquestum quartodecimo. 



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MCCLXVI. 

aUIT-CLAIM BY JOHN PENKOC TO JEVAN GOGH AND 
OOULADIS HIS WIFE, OF THE HALF-BURGAGE IN 
SWANSEA, GRANTED BY THE PEECEDING. 

[O. 0. F.] 

8 Nov. 14 Hen. VII. 1498. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Johannem Penkoc de Swaynesey remisisse 
relaxasse et omnino pro me heredibus et assignatis meis quietumolamasse Jevano 
GoGH ap David ap Gtuillim Echan et Gouladys verz Jevan Echan uxori 
sue heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum totum jus meum titulum et clameum 
que habui habeo seu quovismodo habere potero in f uturo de et in medietate unius 
burgagii cum pertinentiis jacentis in le Oott Stret ville de Swaynesey inter 
terram David Cradoc ex parte boriali et terram heredum Hopkyn Thompkyn 
ex parte australi et extendit se ab alta strata ex parte orientali usque ad commu- 
nem fossam dicte ville ex parte occidentali. Ita videlicet quod neo ego 
predictus Johannes Penkoc nec heredes vel assignati mei nec aliquis alius per 
nos pro nobis seu nomine nostro aliquod jus titulum vel clameum in predicta 
medietate burgagii cum omnibus suis pertinentiis nec in aliqua inde parcella 
decetero exigere clamare seu vendieare poterimus nec debemus in futuro set ab 
omni aocione jure titullo vel clameo inde penitus simus exclusi imperpetuum per 
presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum 
apposui. Hiis testibus . Johanne Elishe tunc preposito ville de Swaynesey . 
Willelmo Hogge . Johanne Russell . WiLLELMO Meuruc . RicARDo ap 
Eynon . HowELL ap Phelippe Lloyd . Gruffuth ap Meuruc . et multis aliis. 

Dat' apud Swaynesey octavo die mensis Novembrys anno regni Regis 
Henrici septimi post conquestum quartodecimo. 

Seal lost. 



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MCCLXVII. 

GRANT BY JANKYN DAUKYN TO DAVID AP HERRY AND 
GWENLYAN HIS WIFE, OF A HALF-BURaAGE IN FROG 
STREET, SWANSEA. 

[G. G. F.] 

11 Nov. 15 Hen. VII. 1499. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Jankyn' Daukyn' de Swaynesey dedi 
concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi David ap Herry et Gwenlyan 
uxori sue medietatem unius burgagii cum pertinentiis jacentis in villa de 
Swaynesey inter tenementum Johanne ap Thomas ap Jeuan Lloyd ex parte 
oiientali et tenementum Thome Cradoc ex parte occidentali et extendit se ab 
alta strata vocata Frog Stret ex parte boriali usque ad f ossam dicte ville ex parte 
australi. Habendum et tenendum predictam medietatem burgagii oum perti- 
nentiis predictis David ap Herry et Gtwenllian uxoris sue heredibus et 
assignatis suis imperpetuum de capitali domino f eodi illius per redditus et servicia 
inde debita et de jure consueta. Et ego vero predictus Jankyn Daukyn et 
heredes mei predictam medietatem burgagii cum pertinentiis predictis David et 
GwENLLiAN uxori sue heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes waranti- 
zabimus et impeqietuum defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti 
carte mee sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Roberto Reed tunc preposito 
ville de Swaynesey . Johanne Russell . Willelmo Thomkyn . Philippo 
DuY . Johanne Lloyd . et multis aliis. 

Dat' apud Swaynesey in die Sancti Martini episcopi anno regni Regis 
Henrici septimi post conquestum quinto decimo. 

Seal lost. 



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MCCLXVIII. 
QUIT-CLAIM OF JANKYN DAUKYN TO DAVID AP HERRY 
AND HIS WIFE OF THE HALF-BURGAaE IN FROG 
STREET, SWANSEA. 

[0. G. F.] 

12 Nov. 15 Hen. VII. 1499. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Jankyn' Daukyn' de Swaynesey remisisse 
relaxasse et omnino pro me heredibus et assignatis meis quietum clamasse David 
ap Herry et Gtwenllian uxori sue heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum 
totum jus meum titulum et clameum que unquam habui habeo seu quovismodo 
habere potero in futuro de et in medietate unius burgagii cum pertinenciis jacentis 
in villa de Swaynesey inter tenementum Johanne ap Thomas ap Jevan Lloyd 
ex parte orientali et tenementum Thome Cradoc ex parte occidentali et extendit 
se ab alta strata vocata Frog Stret ex parte boriali usque ad fossam dicte ville 
ex parte australi. Ita videlicet quod nec ego predictus Jankyn' Daukyn' nec 
heredes vel assignati mei nee aliquis alius per nos pro nobis seu nomine nostro 
aliquod jus titulum vel clameum in predicta medietate unius burgagii cum perti- 
nenciis nec in aliqua inde parcella decetero exigere clamare seu vendicare 
poterimus nec debemus in futuro set ab omni accione jure titulo vel clamei inde 
penitus simus exciusi imperpetuum per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic 
presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Roberto Reed 
tunc preposito ville de Swaynesey . Johanne Hussell . Willelmo Thomkyn . 
Philippo Duy . Johanne Lloyd . et multis aliis. 

Dat' apud Swaynesey duodecimo die mensis Novembrys anno regni Regis 
Henrici septimi post conquestum quinto decimo. 

Seal lost. 



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MCCLXIX. 
RATIFICATION BY THE CHAPTER OF LLANDAFF OF THE 
LEASE OF THE MANOR OF LITTLE NASH, ORANTED BY 
BISHOP JOHN INOLEBY TO HOWEL CARNE. 

[Carne MS.] 6 JuLY. 1499. 

Universis sancte matris eoclesie filiis ad quorum noticiam presentes litere 
pervenerint archidiaconus et capitulum ecclesie cathedralis Landavensis salutem 
in eo qui est omnium vera salus. Noveritis nos inspexisse scriptum reverendi in 
Christo patris et domini domini Johannis permissione divina Landavensis 
episcopi in hec verba : — 

JoHANNEs permissione divina episcopus Landavensis universis sancte matris 
eoclesie filiis ad quod presens scriptum nostrum pervenerit salutem graciam et 
benedictionem. Sciatis nos concessisse et ad firmam dimisisse dilecto nobis in 
Christo Howelo Carne maneiium de Parva Fraxino alias Lytell Nassh 
cum omnibus terris et tenementis redditibus pratis pascuis pasturis boscis et 
vastis cum omnibiis aliis commoditatibus et proficuis eidem manerio spectantibus 
et pertinentibus universis. Habendum et teuendum manerium predictum cum 
omnibus terris et tenementis redditibus pratis pascuis pasturis boscis et vastis 
cum omnibus aliis commoditatibus et proficuis eidem manerio spectantibus 
predicto Howelo heredibus et assignatis suis ad terminum nonaginta annorum 
proxime sequencium post datum presentium. Reddendo inde annuatim nobis 
et sucoessoribus nostris triginta solidos legalis monete solvendos ad festum 
Michaelis arehangeli tantum pro omnibus aliis serviciis exaccionibus et 
demandis excepta secta curie nostre ibidem. Et nos vero Johannes episcopus 
antedictus et successores nostri predictum manerium eum omnibus terris et 
tenementis redditibus pratis pascuis pasturis boscis et vastis cum omnibus aliis 
commoditatibus et proficuis dicto manerio pertinentibus et spectantibus pre- 
nominato Howelo heredibus et assignatis suis durante termino predicto 



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nonaginta annorum contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et defendemus. In 
oujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum quo utimur ad causas presenti scripto 
fecimus apponi. 

Datum apud Landaf quiuto die mensis Julii anno domini millesimo 
cccc'm() nonagesimo ix'no . Et anno regni Regis Henrici septimi quarto 
decimo et nostre consecracionis anno tercio. 
Quas quidem concessionem tradicionem et dimissionem modo quo prefertur 
factas utiles fore reputantes pariter et honestas ac in nuUo nobis aut successoribus 
nostris prejudiciales tractatu inter nos in domo nostra capitulari Landavensis 
qui in hujusmodi concessione tradicione et dimissione requiritur sepius prehabito 
literas concessionis tradicionis et dimissionis sub forma in dicto scripto contenta 
approbamus ratificamus et quantum in nobis est tenore presencium confirmamus. 
In cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum commune presentibus duximus 
appoueudum. 

Datum in domo nostra capitulari Landavensi sexto die mensis Julii anno 
domini millesimo cccc'mo nonagesimo nono. 
Seal gone. 

Bishop John Ingleby, whoae ninety years' lease of Nash is recited and confirmed in the above Charter, 
was Prior of Shene, and appointed to Llandaft", 2nd September, 1496. Carne has evidently pushed for a 
long term, in the hope of converting his leasehold into a freehold. 

MCOLXX. 
GhRANT BY MARaERY MAWNCELL, WIDOW OF DAYID AP 
GWILIM AP RBBS, OF A TENEMENT AT LANYNEWIS, 
TO JANKYN MAWNSELL, SON AND HEIR OF PHILIP 
MAWNOELL, HER BROTHER. 

[Margam Charter.] 

11 Nov. 15 Hen. VIL 1499. 

Wytnesyng on to all' trew Orysstyn' pepyl to wom' thys present' wrytyng' 
may hyr' see or undyrstond y^- yn somoch as hyt ys a merytabel ded' to testyfy 



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y® trowth as 711 tyme comyng' tliat j Margery Ma.wnsel' testyfy yt wit serten' 
wytnys apon a tenment of lond wit the portnans on to the vallur' of xxs. yn 
Lanyynewys to D'd ap G'l'm ap Res my hosband and j Margery Mawnsell' 
terme of owre lyvys longyst levyng' of ows both and no nothyr wys as y am' a 
trew gentyl' woman gevyn' on to my hosband and to me by my brothyr Felyp 
Mawnsell' havyng' possessyon of the seyd tenement wit the portynawns of the 
seyd Felip Mawnsell' the term a bofe seyd wer as now yn so moche as my 
hosband D'd ap Gtlm ap Res ys ded the hole possess}'on stond 3's yn me and al 
the Ryzth tytyl and claym' that y hafe or haf yhad or yn ony maner of wyse 
may be had ej the seyd Margery geffyt the seyyd tenement wit the portnans 
frely wit fre wyl' on to Jankyn' Mawnsell' sone and eyr on to the seyyd 
Phelyp Mawnsell' deleveryng te seyd possessyon on to the seyd Jankyn' bey 
a lawful atomey my welbelovyd in Cryrt John's D'd that he schal delivyr' al my 
Ryzth and tytyl on to the seyyd Jankyn' Mawnsel' or to hys atomey. In 
wytnys her of y the seyd Margery wit woth;yT wytynys hath put on to owr 
present selys thys wytn's Johns D'd . William Hogkyn' . Johns Seward and 
Thomas Seward . the dat abofe Ilfyrcome xj. day of the monyth of Novembyr 
the ere and Raynyg of Kyng' Herye the ^ai. aftyr the conqwest the xv. ere. 

Originally five seals : one only remains (the second) initial letter W. 

Endorsed — ' Lanynewis.' 

The pedigree disclosed by this curious deed — valuuble as a specimen of iitteenth century English — is : 
Res= 

I 

Gwilim= 

David=Margery Mawncell. Felyp M.= 



.lenkyn Mawncell, s. and h. 
Cf. Catal. of Margam MSS. Vol. II. p. 110. 



1761 



MCCLXXI. 

AN EXTRACT FROM THE COURT ROLL OF DAVID, ABBOT 
OF MARaAM, AT HAVODEPORTH, ADMITTINO DYO AP 
GUILI AND OTHERS TO A TENEMENT LAND CALLED 
GWERNE MANACHZ', FOR THEIR LIVES. 

[Margam Charter.] 

25 Feb. 15 Hen. VII. 1500. 

Havodeporth'. Curia domini David abbatis de Morgan ibidem tenta xxv. 
die mensis Februarii anno regni Regis Henrici septimi post conquestum xv. 
coram Johanne ap Hoell' tunc ibidem senescallo. 

Ad hanc curiam veneruut Dyo ap GruiLi, Jeuan filius ejus et filius 

dicti Dyo . Et ceperunt de domino unum tenementum nuper in manibus Dyo ap 
Jeuan et una[m] paroella[m] terre vocata[m] Gwerne Manachz' per suas 
antiquas metas et bundas. Tenendum eisdem secundum consuetudinem manerii 
ibidem ad terminum vite eorum seu unius eorum diucius viventis. Reddendo inde 
annuatim ad festum Sanoti Michaelis archangeli ix. solidos vj. denarios. Et 
debent sectam cuiie et heriettum cum acciderit post alterius decessum.^ Et dat 
domino pro primo ingressu lu. solidos iiu. denarios et postea pro quolibet 
ingressu vi. denarius, et sic habent inde seisinam, ac fecere domino fidelitatem. 
In cujus copie testimonium sigillum predicti senescalli presentibus est appensum. 

Datum die loco et anno supradictis. 

Seal wanting. 

The second soii's name has not been tilled up in the deed. 
(1) Marginal note, red., ilc?. Snmma redditus. ix». virf. Ingressum, llJs. lilJfi. 



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1762 



MCCLXXII. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY JANKYNG STRADLINa TO EES AP DAVID 
AP JANKYNG OF A TENEMENT CALLED TEYE' DAVID 
AP EES VOUGAM IN LLANGONYD. 

[Margam Charter,] 

5 Nov. 18 Hen. VII. 1502. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos p. s. p. Jankyng Stradling salutem in 
domino sempitemam. 

Noveritis me remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me et heredibus meis inper- 
petuum quietum clamasse Ees ap David ap Jankyng heredibus et assignatis 
suis totum jus titulum et clamium jiu-is que unquam habui habeo seu quovismodo 
habere potero de et in una parcella terre vocata Teyr' David ap Ees Vougam 
proat jacet in loco vocato Argodaven' ac infra parochiam de Llangonyd et in 
dominio de Teyrzarll' per antiquas metas etbundas. Habendum et tenendum 
predictam parcellam terre cum omnibus suis pertinenciis prefato Ees heredibus 
suis et assignatis de capitali domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde 
debita et do jure consueta inperpetuum. Ita quod nec ego predictus Jankynq 
nec heredes mei nec aliquis aHus per nos seu uoniine nostro aliquod jus titulum 
seu clamium juris de et in predicta parcella terre cum omnibus pertinentiis suis 
nec in aliqua inde parcella decetero exigere clamare seu vendicare poterimus in 

futuro . sed ab et exclusi imperpetuum per presentes. In 

cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum quinto die mensis Novembris anno regni Eegis Henrici septimi post 
conquestum deeimo octavo. 

Seal gone. 

(See No. MCCLXXVI.) 



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MCCLXXIII. 

BOND BY JOHN, WILLIAM, HENET AND THOMAS BASSETT 
TO MATHIAS CRADOKE TO SECURE PERFORMANCE OF 
COVENANTS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

16 Dec. 18 Hen. VII. 1502. 

Noverint universi per presentes nos Johannem Bassett . Willelmum Basset . 
Henricum Bassett et Thomam Bassett . gentilmen . teneri et firmiter obligari 
Mathie Cradoke armigero in quingentis marcis legalis monete Anglie sol- 
vendis eidem Mathie aut suo certo attomato heredibus seu executoribus suis in 
ffesto Purifioacionis beate Marie Virginis proxime futuro post datum presencium. 
Ad quam quidem soluoionem bene et fideliter faciendam obligamus nos et quem- 
libet nostrum per se pro toto et insolidum heredes et executores nostros per 
presentes sigillis nostris sigillatas sextodecimo die Decembris anno rogni Regis 
Henrici septimi post conquestum Anglie decimo octavo. 

Dorso — The condicion of this obligaoion is suche that if the within bounden 
John Bassett . WiLLiAM Basset . Henry Bassett and Thomas kepe and per- 
forme all suche bargaynes covenauntes and promises comprised in certeyn 
endentures beringe date the xvi"* day of Decemhre the xviij*^^ yere of King 
Herry the vij'^'^ between the seid John . William . Herry . and Thomas on the 
oone partie and Mathias Crauocke and Rtchard Herbert squiers of the 
othere partie then this present obligacion be of none effect ne vertue but utterly 
voide Or els to stonde in his full' force and effect. 

Four small signets, red wax. 1. Initial I betweeu three slipped flowers. 2. A 
stag lodged, between the initials I. M. 3. Blank. 4. Broken. 

Sir Mathew Cradock, one of the numerous descendants from Einon ap Collwyn, was probably a 
merchant and certainly a shipowner, and a considerable landed proprietor in Gower and near Cardiff. 
His daughter and heiress married Sir R. Herbert of Bwias. The Bassetts were probably the sons of John 
Bassett of Beaupr6 by Janet, daughter of Morgan Jenkin Philip of Pencoed. 



1764 



MCCLXXIV. 

CROWN-LEASE FOR NINETY-NINE YEARS TO HOWELL CAENE 
AND OTHERS OF PASTURES AND LANDS IN LITILL- 
DOWNE, DODLAND, Etc. 

[Hakl. Charter. 75. E. 19.] 

29 April. 18 Hen. VII. 1503 (?). 
Henricus Dei gratia Rex Anglie et Ffrancie et Dominus Hi[bernie] 
Dominus Glamorgancie et Morgancie omnibus ad quos presentes littere nostre 
patentes pervenerint [salutem.] 

Sciatis nos concessisse et per has litteras nostras patentes ad ffirmam dimisisse 
Howello C[arne . Rogero] Carne . et Ricardo Carne filio predicti Howell 
totam pasturam de Litilldowne et Stonebury de . . . . erc in parte boriali 
de Stoneley . Decem acras terre in Dodlond in austraK campo . Unam .... 
. . . le Britton. Decem et novem acras terre libere in Britton et Litilknol 
. . . in Northfeld . quatuor acras terre . . . Alisaunders . tres acras terre libere 

vocate Church Land . Sex acras terre libere nuper Johannis Ph ii 

acras terre native nuper Johannis Ballard ibidem nuper dimissas Jevan Lleia . 
duas acras terre na[tive], nuper dimissas Jankyn Dalden . xvi"^- acras terre 

jacentes in Medilfurlang in Northfeld . Unam parcellam le 

Mount et unam clausuram prati vocatam le Hole mede que omnia pasture terre 

et prata jacent in nostra de Coston et Sully. Habendum et tenendum 

omnia predieta pasturas terras et prata cum omnibus su[is] Howell 

RoGERO et Ricardo heredibus et assignatis suis a ffesto Sancti Michaelis 
archiangeli ultimo preterito usq[ue ad finem et terminimi] nonaginta et novem 
annorum proxime sequencium et plenarie complendorum. Reddendo inde 
annuatim no[bis heredibus] et assignatis nostris xlii. solidos ad terminos de 
Hockeday et Sancti Michaelis archiangeli et alia ser^ncia inde [debi]ta et 
consueta . Et herietta pro quolibet eorum cum acciderit. In cujus rei testimonium 
has litteras nostr[as fieri feci]mus patentes. 



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Datum in cancellaria nostra de Kaerdtff sub sigillo cancellarie nostre ibidem 
pen[ultimo die] Aprilis anno regni nostri post conquestum decimo octavo. 

The King's seal for the chanoery of Cardiff ; but imperfect. 

Endorsed — ' A patent of Kinge Hy. to one Howell of certan londes in 
Dodland.' 

The King here appears as Lord of Q-lainorgaii and Morgan. 

Dodland is unknown, but the other places named lie probably between Nash and SuUy. Howell muat 
be the grandson of the preceding Howell Carne. 

There is considerable difficulty with this Charter, which has intimate connection with No. MOOOXXVII. 
Both are dated peuult. April, 18 Henry, but while this appears at one time to have borue the endorsement 
of ' Henry VII.,' the other bears that of ' Henry VIII.' Probably these endorsements are not contemporary, 
and one or other is erroueous. The British Museum Catalogue of Seals attributes this to Henry VII., but 
the Index Locorum to Henry VIII. It is difficult to decide. 



MCCLXXy. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY RES AP THOMAS AP RES TO JEUAN AP 
MORGAN AP LLEWELIN AP MORaAN OF TENEMENTS 
IN THB DEMESNE OF AVENE. 

[Margam Charter,] 

5 JuLY. 18 Hen. VII. 1503. 

Pateat universis per presentes me Res ap Thomas ap Res remisisse relaxasse 
et omnino pro me et heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse Jeuan ap 
[MoRGAN ap] Llewelin ap Morgan heredibus suis et assignatis totum jus 
titulum et clameum juris que umquam habeo habui seu quovismodo habere 
potero de et in duobus tenementis cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prout jacent in 
dominio de Avene per antiquas metas et bundas videlicet inter Corroc Vaur et 
CoRROC Vechan. Habendum et tenendum duo predicta tenementa cum omnibus 
suis pertinentiis prefato Jeuan heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum de 
capitali domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia prius inde debita et de jure 
consueta. Ita quod nec ego predictus Res nec heredes mei nec aliquis alius pro me 
seu nomine meo aliquod jus titulum seu clameum juris de et in duobus predictis 



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tenementis oum omnibus suis pertinentiis nec in aliqua inde parcella decetero 
exigere clamare seu vendicare poterimus quovismodo in futurum sed ab omni 
aetione juiis tituli et clamei simus exclusi imperpetuum per presentes. In cujus 
rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigilium meum apposui. Hiis testibus . 
Res ap John' ap Ees . Jeuan ap Gryff' Vachan . Jeuan ap Howell' ap Je' 
Blayne . Oen' ap Jeuan ap Grono . Margano ap Llewelin ap David Dewe . 
et multis aliis. 

Dat' quinto die mensis Julii anno regni Regis Henrici septimi post con- 
questum Anglie decimo octavo. 

No seal. 

MCCLXXVI. 

GRANT BY JEVAN AP DAVID AP JANKYNa TO EES AP DAVID 
AP JANKYNG OF LAND IN THE DEMESNE OF TEYE- 
ZARLLE, IN THE PARISH OF LLANGONYD. 
[Margam Charter.] 

5 Nov. 19 Hen. VII. 1503. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Jevan ap David ap Jankyng dedi concessi 
et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Res ap David ap Jankyng quandam par- 
cellam teiTe vocate Teyre David ap Res Vougham in loco vocato Argodaven 
prout jacet in dominio de Teyrzarlle ac infra parochiam de Llangonyd per 
suas antiquas metas et bundas. Habendum et tenendum predictam parcellam 
terre cum omnibus pertinentiis suis quam habui ex dono et offeomento (sic) 
Jankyng Stradling' de capitali domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde 
prius debita et de jure consueta imperpetuum. Et ego vero predictus Jevan et 
heredes mei predictam parcellam terre cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefato Res 
heredibus suis et assignatis contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum 



1767 



apposui. Hiis testibus . Morgano ap Gryffeth . Grtffino ap Jevan . Riccart 
ap Madoc . Philippo ap David ap Zoreth . Philippo Whyth et multis aliis. 

Dat* quinto die mensis Novembris anno regni Regis Henrici septimi post 
conquestum deoimo nono. 

Seal wanting. 

(See No. MCCLXXII.) 

MCCLXXVII. 

UUIT-CLAIM BY THOMAS FLEMING, SON OF RICHARD 
FLEMINa, OF PENLLYNE, TO HOEL CARNE, OF RIGHT 
OF LAND IN THE FEE OF LLANBLETHIAN. 

[Carne MS.] 

7 Nov. 20 Hen. VII. 1504. 

Omnibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Thomas Flemyng filius et 
heres Ricardi Flemyng de Penllyne armigeri salutem in Doraino sempi- 
ternam. 

Noveritis me remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me et heredibus meis imper- 
petuum quietum clamasse Hoelo Carne heredibus et assignatis suis totum jus 
meum titulum et clameum que unquam habui habeo seu quovismodo imposterum 
habere potero de et in octo acris terre prout jacent in una olausura in loco vocato 
Mayloges Fee in feodo de Lanblethian et in parochia ibidem per suas 
antiquas metas et bundas. Habendum et tenendum predietas octo acras terre 
cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefato Hoelo Carne heredibus et assignatis suis 
tenendum de capitali domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia prius inde 
debita et de jure consueta inperpetuum. Ita quod nec ego predictus Thomas 
Flemyng nec heredes mei nec aliquis alius per nos seu nomine nostro aliquod jus 
titulum vel clameum in predictis octo acris terre cum omnibus suis pertinentiis 
nec in aliqua inde parcella decetero exigere clamare seu vendicare poterimus in 



1768 



futiirum set ab omni accione juris tituli et clamei simus imperpetuum exclusi 
per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti relaxationi mee sigillum 
meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Roberto Raglan . Jankin ap Hoell ap 
RiCHARi) . Dyo Hopkyne . Jankyne Leysone . JoHANNE Madoc . et multis 
aKis. 

Datum apud Lanblethian predictum septima die mensis Novembris anno 
regni Regis Henrici septimi post conquestum Anglie vicesimo. 

Seal, a small green button. Device, a half-length figure of the B. Virgin 
Mary with the Child, very rudely executed. 

Fleming of Penllyne and Monkton was a branch of Fleming of Flimston, Kichard being probably the 
tirst cadet. Mayloges' or Mailoc's Fee, being in the lordship of Llanblethian, was probably not the half 
fee 'in capella,' valued at twenty shillings in 12(>2, which the Spencer Survey states to liave been in 
Littlebone, or Llystalybont, near Cardiff, although this, which had belonged to William Mailoc, had then 
come to Thomas Carne ; but rather the one and a half plough-lands in East Thave, called ' Mayloke.' 
There is still a place near Nash called ' Dyffryn Mailwg.' What is known of the Maelog or JEailoc family 
is recorded at length in the Arch. Cambrensis (vol. for 1868, p. 49). It will there be seen how Roger 
Mailoc, in the thirteenth century, defied the Abbot of Tewkesbury, and retained the farm of the benefice 
of Llanl)lethian ; of which victor}' prohably this ' Mayioges' fee' is an abiding evidence. 



MCCLXXVIII. 

LEASE FOE NINETY-NINE YEARS BY DAVID, ABBOT OF 
MARGAM, TO JOHN TURBILL, OF CADOGAN LAND IN 
THE PARISH OF NEWCASTLE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

20 May. 1 Hen. VIII. 1509. 

Hec indentura facta inter David abbatem monasterii B. M. de Margan et 
ejusdem loci conventum ex una parte et Johannem Turbill gentilman ex altera 
parte testatur quod predicti abbas et conventus unanimo assensu et consensu 
tradiderunt concesserunt et ad firmam dimiserunt prefato Johanni unam 



1769 



parcellam terre vocatam Cadogan Land sicut jacet per antiquas metas et bundas 
in parochia de Newcastell'. Habendum et tenendum predictam parcellam 
terre cum pertinenoiis prefato Johanni heredibus et assiguatis suis ad finem et 
terminum nonaginta novem annorum extunc proxime sequenoium datum 
presencium. Reddendo inde annuatim prefatis abbati et conventui et eorum 
successoribus viginti solidos sterlingorum solvendos ad festum Sancti Michaelis 
archangeli tantum. Et si contingat dictum redditum viginti solidorum aretro 
esse insolutum in parte vel in toto per quindecem dies post predictum finem 
in quo solvi debeat tunc bene licebit prefatis abbati et conventui et eorum 
successoribus in dicta parcella terre distringere et districciones sic captas lioite 
asportare effugare et penes se retinere doneo de predicto redditu cum arreragiis 
sique fuerint plenarie fuerint satisfacti et persoluti. Et si nulla suflBciens districcio 
in predicta parcella terre de bonis dicti Johannis pro redditu aretro existente 
insoluto per quindecim dies post diotum festum inveniri poterit vel quod dictus 
JoHANNES heredes et assignati sui feloniam commiserint vel dominum disclama- 
verint, tunc licitum sit pref atis abbati et conventui et successoribus suis in dictum 
parcellam terre cum pertinenciis reintrare et in pristino statu suo retlnere, 
presentibus indenturis non obstantibus. Et predictus Johannes Turbill heredes 
et assignati sui omnes cepes que {sic) fossas predicte parcelle terre fossabunt et 
sustentabunt sumptibus suis propriis. Et predicti abbas et conventus et eorum 
successores prediotam parcellam terre cum suis pertinenciis prefato Johanni 
TuRBiLL heredibus et assignatis suis contra oranes gentes warantizabunt et 
imperpetuum defendebunt {sic) per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium uni 
parti hujus indenture penes predictum Johannem remanenti prefati abbas et 
conventus sigillum suum conventuale apposuerunt . alteri vero parti penes 
predictos abbatem et conventum remanenti predictus Johannes sigillum suum 
apposuit. 

Datum in domo nostro capitulari vicesimo die Maii anno regni Regis Henrici 
octavi primo. 

9 w 



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Seal of Margam Abbey, red wax, see Birch, Cat. of Seals, No. 3,608. (Not a 
very clear impression.) 

Endorsed — ' Cadogan's fferme.' 

This was probably John Turberville of Tythegston, called ' Shon Gloff ' or Lanie John, a considerable 
landowner, descended from the family of Coyty, and ancestor through females of the Rev. C. R. Knight, 
the late owner of Tythegston. 



MCCLXXIX. 

AN EXTRACT FROM THE COURT ROLL OF DAVID, ABBOT 
OF MAHaAM, AT HAVOD PORTHE, WHEREBY HIKE AP 
RICHARD AND OTHERS ARE ADMITTED TENANTS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

20 JuLY. 1 Hen. VIII. 1509. 

Havod Porthe. Curiii domini David abbatis de Margan ibidem tenta xx"- 
die raensis Julii anno regni Regis Henrict octavi post conquestum seoundo 
corau Lewdowico ap Thomas ap Howel' tunc ibidem senescallo. 

Ad istara curiam venerunt Hikr ap Richard . Mawoe filia Thomas uxor 
ejus et Thomas filius eorundera ot ceperunt de domino duas clausuras terre cura 
omnibus suis pertiuentiis nuper in manibus Morgani Capprike per su[a]8 anti- 
quas raetas et bundas tenendura eisdera ad terrainura vite eorum seu unias eorum 
diuoius viventis. Reddendo ind*^ anuuatim ad festura Sancti Michaelis arch- 
angeli u^- viij'^- per equales porciones . secundum consuetudinem manerii ibidem. 
Et seotam curie et herietura cura acciderit post alterius decessura. Et dant 
domino pro ingressu habendo ij°^- capones precii iiu'^- Et sic habent inde 
seisinam . ac fec3ruut domino fidelitatera. lu cujus copie testiraoniura huic 
presenti copie sigillum predicti senescalli est appensum. 

Datura die loco et anno supradictis. 

Sraall seal, red wax, fragmentary, a shield ot" arms, a chevron between three 
fleurs-de-lis for Powell, shewing descent frora Einon ap Collwyn. 



1771 



MCCLXXX. 
LEASE FOR SEYENTY YEARS BY DAVID AP THOMAS, ABBOT 
OP MARGAM, TO JEUAN AP HOPKYN AP WILLYAM OP 
THE PISHINO IN THE RIVER AVYNE. 

[Margam Charter.] 8 March. 1509. [1510]. 

This indentur made the viij. day of Marche in the yer of owre Lorde a 
m"- ccccc. IX. witnessythe that Y David ap Thomas ap Howell abbat of Margan 
and alle the covent and owre successures of that on parte geuithe grawntythe and 
aftyr thys present forme deliverythe to Jeuan ap Hopkyn ap Willyam gentyl- 
man to hym and to hys eyres assignis of that othyr parte alle the fyschyng fro 
the vorde^ callyd Reyde Epollon' Deon' in Avyne ys water vnto the pette 
callyd Polle Robyn to have and to holde alle thys seyd fysching to the seyd 
Jeuan to hym and to hys eyres and assignis fro the day makyng of thys to the 
ende and terme of lxx. yer payng yerle the rente and ferme f or the seyd fysching 
to the seyd abbat or couent othyr hys successures fro Hogday vnto owre Lades 
day in the harvoste iiu. chellinges and xl. sewins yerle after the aboue wretyn 
date and fro Alhaloutyd next comynge to that be twyxte that and Oandylmas 
xvij. samonys yerle the seyd rent and ferme to be payd during the seyd terme att 
the f orseyd festes to the seyd abbot and hys successures and on thys that the seyd 
Jeuan he and hys eyres or assignes faylle to contente the rent and ferme for the 
seyd fysching in parte or in the hoylle that then the seyd abbot and his succes- 
sures to reentyr in the seyd ferme of the fysching lawfuUi with owte eny 
vexacon' or trobylle. In wittnes of thys we the partys aforseyd to thys present 
indenture interchageabuUe sett vnto thys owre selis the date of thys made. 
Yeuyn the day and yere aboue seyd et cet. 

Beneath is written — ' This leys is surrendred.' 

Endorsed — ' Pishinge of Auen.' 

Seal, dark green wax, of the Abbot and Convent of Margam, as in Birch, 
Catal. of Seals, No. 3,608. 

(1) i.e., ford. 



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MCCLXXXI. 

INQUISITION AT SWANSEY, FINDINO THAT RES MAUNCEILL' 
OF GOWER WAS BORN ON ST. PAUL'S DAY, 2 HENRY VII., 
AND IS OF FULL AGE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

26 April. 2 Hen. VIII. 1510. 

Inquisitio capta apud Swaynesey in dominio de G-ower xxvi°- die mensis 
Aprilis anno regni Regis Henrici octavi secundo coram Thoma ap Meuric 
coronatore Caroli Somerset domini Herbert ac domini dicti dominii de G-ower 
in dominio predicto virtute brevis dicti domini eidem coronatori directi et huic 
inquisicioni consueti {sic) in presencia Mathie Cradoc armigeri custodis terrarum 
et tenementorum Res Maunceill' in dicto brevi nominati per sacramentum 
Jenkyn Franckelen' . Willelmo Dawkyn . Hopkyn' Dawkyn' . David ap 
Res duy . JoHANNis David ap Morgan' . Philippi Cradock . Henrici ap 

HeNRE . JoHN GeFFREY . JoHANNIS HeIROn' . ThOME FrANCKELEn' . JOHANNIS 

Perkyn' . NicHOLAi ap Res Leyson'. Qui dicunt per sacramentum suum quod 
prefatus Res in dicto brevi nominatus fuit natus in Oxenwiche in die Sancti 
Pault anno regni Regis Henrici septimi secundo. Et idem Res fuit plene 
etatis viginti unius annorum xx^'"- die Januarii ultimo preterito ante diem 
capcionis hujus inquisicionis. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti inquisicioni 
tam predictus coronator quam prefati jurati sigilla sua apposuerunt. 

Datum die et anno supradictis. 

Thirteen seals, red wax. 1, 12, 13, rectangular: the initial W. 2, 4, 5, 10, 
round: a merchanfs mark. 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, rectangular : a merchant'8 mark 
and letter E. 6. Wanting. 



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MCCLXXXII. 

GRANT BY DAVID DUE TO PHELIP WETTHE OF LANDS IN 
THE DEMESNE OF TEEZARLLE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

4 JuNE. 2 Hen. YIIL 1510. 

Sciant p. et. f. quod ego David Due ap David ap Jeuan ap David dedi 
concessi et h. p. c. mea confirmavi Phelippo Weythe ap Howell heredibus et 
assignatis suis omnia tenementa terras cum omnibus suis pertinentiis que 
habeo infra dominium de Terzarlle et in parochia de Llangonoyd per suas 
antiquas metas et bundas. Habendum et tenendum omnia predicta tenementa 
terras cum o. s. p. prefato Phelippo heredibus et assignatis suis tenendum de 
capitali domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia prius inde debita et d. j. c. 
imperpetuum. Et ego vero predictus David Due et heredes mei in omnia 
predicta tenetnenta terras cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefato Phelippo h. et 
assig. suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. In 
cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . 
Ll'n ap WiLLYAM GrETHiN . Jeuan ap Phelippe ap Jeuan ap Phelippe Dyo . 
Ll'n David ap JoRORTHE et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Teyr zarlle predictam quarto die mensis Junii anno regni 
Regis Henrici octavi post conquestum secundo. 

Small signet seal, red wax, indistinct. 

David Due or Duy and Isabel. his vvife, ia 1543 held land in Llantwit juxta Neath. 



1774 



MCCLXXXIII. (a. b. c.) 

LIST OF DEEDS CONNECTED WITH THE MARRIAOE OF 

SIR RICE MANSELL WITH ELINOR, ONLY CHILD 

OF JAMES BASSETT OF BEAUPRE, BY KATHERINE, 

DAUGHTER OF RIMRON MATHEW OF LLANDAFF. 

[Margam Charter.] 

1. 7 May. 3 Hen. VIII. 1511. Conveyance by Sir R. Mauncell to John 
Bassett of Beaupre and Nicholas Williams of Bergavenny of the manor 
of Oxenwich to the use of John and Nicholas. Signed Rice Mauncell, and 
sealed with his coat of amis. 

2. 16 May. 3 Hen. VIII. 1511. Grant by Rice Mauncell to John 
Bassett of Beawpier, in co. Glamorgan and Morgan, and Nicholas Williams 
of Bergeveny, in the March of Wales, of his manor of Oxinwich, with all 
the appurtenances thereof in the same, to the use of the said Rice and his heirs. 

Reotangular signet seal, red wax, a shield of arms : a chevron between three 
maunches for Mansell. 

Endorsed with the statement of delivery of seisin before John ap Thomas ap 
Gwilm, Richard Howell, Richard Mauncell, John Hayron, Richard 
Thomas, Jankin Russell, Hugh ap Hopkin. 

3. 17 May. 3 Hen. VIII. 1511. Grant by John Basseit, late of 
Beaupier, and Nicholas Williams, late of Bergavenny, in the March of 
Wales, at the instance of Rice Mauncell, to the said Rice and to Elinor his 
wife, daughter and heir of James Bassett, Esq., of the manor of Oxinwich, 
iately conveyed to them by the above Rice to the use of him and his heirs, to 
Rice and his wife and their direct heirs. 

Two seals. The first a crowned I for John Bassett. The second lost. 

Endorsed with a clause of delivery of seisin in the presence of John ap 
Thomas ap Gwilim, Richard Howell, Richard Mauncell, John Hairon, 
RicHARD Thomas, Jenkin Russell, Hugh ap Hopkyn, Thomas ap David 
ap Howell, Nicholas ap Rice. 



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MCCLXXXIY. 

GRANT BY REES MAUNCEILL, GENT., TO JOHN BASSET AND 
ANOTHER, OF THE MANOR OF OXMOCHE AND ADVOW- 
SON OF THE CHURCH THEEE, IN GOWER, ETC, TO 
THE USE OF THE SAID REES AND ELIENOR HIS WIFE, 
IN TAIL. 

[Margam Charter.] 

18 May. 3 Hen. VIIL ISU. 

Sciant presentes et ffuturi quod ego Rees Maunceill' genfbnan dedi concessi 
et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Johanni Basset et Nicholao Williams de 
comitatu Glamorgancie et Morgancie generosis manerium meum de Oxmoche, 
oum suis pertinentiis infra dominium de Gowhor, unacum advocacione ecclesie 
ibidem ac omnia terras et tenementa prata pascuas pasturas redditus reverciones 
et servicia ac omnia alia hereditamenta mea in Oxmoche unacum molendino 
vocato BuRRYS Mylle, ad usum mei predicti Rees et Elienoris uxoris mee et 
heredibus de corporibus nostris legittime procreatis. Habendum et tenendum 
predictum manerium cum suis pertinentiis unacum advocacione ecclesie de 
OxMOCHE et cetera premissa prefatis Johanni et Nicholao heredibus et assig- 
natis suis ad usum predictum de capitali domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia 
inde debita et consueta. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee 
sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . David Maunceill' . et Johanne Basset 
de OxMocHE generosis, Gruff' Melyn' . Eicardo Howell' . et Jankyn Russell . 
cum multis aliis. 

Datum decimo octavo die mensis Maii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi tercio. 

Signed, Rice Mauncell. 
R M 

Rectangular signet seal, red wax, impression of a ring. A shield of arms : a 
chevron between three maunches for Mansell. The border of the seal engrailed 
and cabled. 



1776 



Endorsed in a late hand — ' Q-rant from Sir Rees Mansel of the manor of 
Oxwiche and the advowson to Phillip Basset and Nicholas Williams, in trust to 
the use of the said Sir Rees and his wife for life, and to the use of the heirs of 
their bodys. 3rd H. 8th.' 

MCCLXXXV. 

GRANT BY RICE OR REES MAUNCELL, GENTLEMAN, TO JOHN 
BASSETT AND OTHERS, OF HIS MANORS OF PENRICE, 
PORTEYNON, NICHOLASTON, PITTON AND WONDER- 
WODE, IN TRUST, TO CERTAIN USES AGREED BETWEEN 
THE ORANTOR AND MATHIAS CRADOCK, ESQ, 

[Margam Charter.] 

28 May. 3 Hen. VIII. A.D. 151L 

Soiant presentes et futuri quod ego Rice Mauncell generosus dedi et concessi 
et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Johanni Bassett . Willelmo Bassett . et 
Thome ap David ap Hovvell maneria mea de Penrice . Portynon . Nicholas- 
ton . Pitton et Wonderwod ac omnia terras et tenementa mea, prata, pasc. 
et pastur. redd. revers. et servic. ac omnia alia hereditam. mea in Penrice . 

PORTYNON . NlCHOLASTOWN . PllTON ct WoNDERWODE CUm OronibuS Suis 

pertinentiis. Habendum et tenendum predicta nianeria, terr. tenem. et cetera 
premissa cum suis pertinentiis prefatis Johanni Bassett . Willelmo Bassett . 
et Thome ap David ap Howell , heredibus et assignatis suis ad peiimplendum 
certas convenciones et condiciones contentas in quibusdam indenturis inde de dato 
presencium factis inter predictos Rice ex una parte et Mathiam Cradok 
armigerum ex altera parte de capit, dom. feod. illius per redd. et servic. iude 
debita et de jure consueta. Et ego vero predictus Rice et heredes mei predicta 
maneria cum pertinentiis . et cetera premissa prefatis Johanni . Willelmo . et 
Thome . heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus et 
defendemus per presentes. 



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In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto sive carte mee sigillum meum 
apposui. 
Datum vicesimo octavo die Maij . anno regni Regis Henrici ootavi tercio. 

Signed, Eees Mauncell'. 

Endorsed — ' Liberata fuit seisina secundum formam hujus carte in presencia 

DaVID MaUNCELL . RlCARDI HOWELL . WlLLELMI ThOMAS . RlCARDI ThOMAS . 
ThOME KnAYTH . JOHANNIS BuSSELL . RlCARDI VaGHE . JoHANNIS SuSSEX . 

Thome ap Q-RUFFiTH Melyn . et aliorum multorum . etc' 



MCCLXXXYI. 

MEMORANDUM OF LEASE FOR THEIR LIVES BY RICE 
MAUNCELL', GENTLEMAN, LORD OF OXMOCHE, TO 
MOROAN SEWARDE, HUSBANDMAN, ELYN, HIS WIFE, 
AND GENETT, THEIR DAUGHTER, OF A TENEMENT 
IN THE SLADE IN THE FEE OF OXMOCHE, LATE 
HELD BY JOHN ROGGER. RENT 28s. 7d. 

Witnesses: Sir William Eliot Parson of Oxmoche . Hew ap Hopkyn . 
JoHN Bassett . Jankyn Dollyn. 

Signed Rice Mauncell'. 
R. M. 

Dat. 23 April. 4 Hen. VIII. 1512. 

Endorsed with a further lease by the same to the same of a parcel of ground 
called Calcoyd, rent 6*^- 

Dat. 20 Nov. 35 Hen. VIII. 1543. 

[Margam Charter.] 
Seal wanting. 

9x 



1778 



MCCLXXXVII. 
MAREIAGE SETTLEMENT BETWEEN RICHARD TUEBERVILE, 
SON AND HEIE OF JOHN TUEBEEVILE, OF TYTHEGES- 
TON, AND MAEGAEET, DAUGHTER OF EICHAED 
HEEBEET, OF BEEGEVENNY. 

[Margam Charter.] 

28 Nov. 5 Hen. VIIL 1513. 
This indentiire made betwene Mathie Cradok of Kairdiff Esquier oon 
thone partie and John' Turbervile of Tythegeston Esquier on thothyr partie 
witnesseth that it is condescended and agreed betwene the said parties and also 
the said John' promyseth and graunteth and bj thes presentes couenaunteth 
that EiCHARD TuRBERviLE sou and heir apparaunt of the said John shall mary 
nnd take to wiffe Margaret Herbert doughter of Eichard Herbert late of 
Bergevenny late decessed if the same Margaret wili therto agree. And the 
said Mathie promiseth and couenaunteth that the said Margaret shall marye 
and take to husband the said Richard if the sarae Eichard will therto agree 
the same mariage to be had and solempnized after the lawe of holy churcshe 
before the fest of Pasche next commyng after the date herof. 

And the said John Turbervile promiseth and by these presents couenaunteth 
for him and his heires to the said Mati^hie that he and his heires befor the fest 
of Candilmas next oommyng shall make a suer sufficiont and lawfull astate 
in the lawe to Henry Somersett . Eichard Mauncell . Gteorge Herbert . 
Charles Herbert . Thomas Turberville . Watkin Llogh'e . Wylliam 
Llogh'e . and Thomas ap William . and to there heires in fee simple of his 
maner of Newton Notage with the appurtenaunces and of other lands and 
tenoments within the countie of Gtlamorgan and Morgane whiche lands and 
tenements with the said maner with the appurtenaunces shalbe of the yerely 
valor of xx'- aboue aU chargs and reprises discharged of al maner of fEoinner 
bargaynes leses termes and annuities rentcharges titles of dower and all other 



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incumbrauncs whatsoeuer they be to thuse and intente folowiag. That is to say 
the said Henry . Richard . Gtegrge . Charles . Thomas . Watkin . William and 
Thomas shall stand and be seased of the said maner with the appurtenauncs and 
premisses to thuse and prouffit of the said John Turberville unto the fest of 
Philip and Jacob that shalbe in the yere of our Lorde God m^^v^xv. and aftre 
the same fest and from thensfurth the said Henry . Eichard . George . Charles . 
Thomas . Watkin . WiLLiAM . Thomas shall stand and be ffead of the said maner 
and premisses to thuse proffit and behoflPe of the said Eichard and Margaret 
and of the heires of there two bodyes lawf ully begoten and in default of suche 
issue to thuse and behoff of the said John Turbervile his heires and assignes 
for euermore and ouer that the said John promyseth granteth and couenaunteth 
by thes presents to the said Mathie that he and his heires befor the fest of the 
purificaoion of our Lady next aftre the date herof shall make a suer sufficient 
and a lawfuU astate in the law to the said Henry . Eichard . Q-eorge . Charles . 
Thomas . Watkin . William and Thomas and to ther heires in fee simple of all 
his other maners lordships castles lands tenements and all other inheritauncs 
whatsoeur they be to him descended or reuerted remayned or any wise com fiom 
or by his fadre or from or by any other his auncestours. 

Which maners lordships and premisses the said John Turbervile hath in 
possession reuersion or in use discharged of al former bargaines leses grauntes 
annuites rentcharges and all other incumbrances to thuse of the said John 
Turbervile for terme of his liffe, and after his decesse to thuse of the said 
Eichard and of hia heires which he shall begete of the body of the said 
Margaret and for default of such issue to remayne to thuse of the right heirez 
of the said John Turbervile for euermore. And also the said John Turber- 
viLE couenaunteth and graunteth that he and his heirez shall doo euery thing 
that shalbe diuised by the said Mathie and his heires and ther lerned counsaill 
from tyme to tyme for the better and more sewrtie of the said astats of all the 
said manerz lordeships castels lands and tenements and other the premisses and 



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also the said John Turbervile shallnot aliene bargayne nor in any wise charge 
any manerz lands or tenements which unto him hereaftre shall descend fall or any 
wise com from his fader or from or by any other auncestour but shal holy sufire 
the same lands to descend aftre his decesse to the said E.ichard and to his heires 
after the course of the lawe discharged as it is befor said. And the said John 
graunteth that his bayly for tyme being of his said maner of Newtone Notage 
shall content and paie to the said Mathie at Ester and Michelmas yereli by 
evyn porcions liij^- iiij'^- sterling unto the fest of Philip and Jacobe aforsaid 
towards the exhibicion of the said Richard Turbervile ffor which mariage 
grauntes and covenaunts to be performed and had as it is beforsaid the said 
Mathie promiseth and graunteth to content and pay to the said John Turber- 
viLE and to his executorz cxx"- in maner and folowyng that is to witt the day of 
making hereof xx''- wherof the said John knowlegeth himselfe by thes presents 
to be contented and paid and fyftie pounds to be paid in the fest of Philip and 
Jacob next commyng aftre the date hereof and fyftie poimds residue to be paid 
at the said fest of Philip and Jacobe that shalbe in the yere of our Lord Grod 
M^v^^-xv. in full payment and contentement of the said cxx"- And the said John 
graunteth and by thes presents couenaunteth to the said Mathie that if the said 
Margaret in the liffe of the said Richard and befor any issue had by the same 
RicHARD than being a liffe fortune to decesse than the said Mathie and his 
executorz shall levey take and parcevey the rents reuenuz and proffitts of the 
said manerz and other the premises imto the tyme that the said Mathie and his 
executorz be fully restored contented and repaid of the said cxx"- or of as moche 
as at the tyme^ of the decesse of the said Margaret shalbe unpaid therof . And 
the paymeut of the residue therof from thensfurth to cesse and to be voyd. 

In witness wherof the parties abouesaid to thes indentures entrechangeably 
haue sett there seales the xxviii*'' daie of Nouembre the v*"^ yere of the reigne 
of King Henry the viii'^''- Mathyas Cradok. 

John Turberville (Shon Gloff), by deed 10 May, 1514, convej-ed to the same Trustees his manors of 
Penllyne and Tythegston, and by deed dated Tythegston, 29 May, 1525, on his second marriage with Alice, 
daughter of John ap Robert Raglan, conveyed to other Trustees, a much larger landed estate. Alice 
survived. and her dower was settled by a jury, 18 February, 1527. 

Richard died childless, and Margaret afterwards married Watkin Hews. On Richard's death his sister 
Wenllian, after a severe law suit, was recognized as his heiress. She married Watkin Loughor, of Skerr, 
whence Rev. C. R. Knight of Tythegston. 

See ' Turbervill of Tythegston' (G-enealogies of Glamorgan, p. 455). 



1781 



MCCLXXXVIII. 

LEASE FOR NINETY-NINE YEARS BY DAVID, ABBOT OF 
MARaAM, TO AMABILLA VERZ DAVID AND OTHERS, 
OF LAND IN NEW-CASTLE LE HUNDYRT. 

[Margam Charter.] 

14 March. 5 Hen. VIII. 1514. 

Hec indentura f aota quarto decimo die mensis Marcii anno regni Eegis Henrici 
octavi post conquestum quinto inter Daa^id abbatem monasterii beate Marie 
virginis de Margan et ejusdem loci conventus ex parte una . et Amabilla verz 
David ap How^ell ap Jeuan . Dionisia verz Johan . Margareta et heredes sui 
ex parte altera . Testatur quod predicti abbas et conventus ex unanimo assensu 
et consensu tradiderunt concesserunt et ad firmam dimiserunt predictis Amabille . 
DiONisiE , Margarete . et heredibus suis certas parcellas terre et prati pasture 
bosci cum omnibus suis pertinentiis nuper in manibus David Tew ap Hopkyn' 
in longitudine et latitudine sicut predictus David tenuit ut jacet per suas 
antiquas metas et bundas infra dominium et feodum de Novo Castro le 
hundyrt. Habendum et tenendum predictas parcellas terre et prati pasture bosci 
cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefatis Amabille . Dionisie . Margarete . et 
heredibus suis a die confectionis preseucium usque finem termini nonaginta et 
novem annorum extunc proxime sequencium et plenarie complendorum. Eed- 
dendo inde annuatim prefatis abbati et conventui et successoribus suis viginti et 
duos solidos sterKngorum solvendos in crastino Sancti Leonardi abbatis. Et si 
contingat dictum redditum aretro esse insolutum in parte vel in toto per quin- 
deoim dies post dictum diem in quo solvi debeat tunc bene licebit predictis abbati 
et conventui et successoribus suis in dictis parcellis terre prati pasture bosci cum 
omnibus suis pertinentiis distringere et districciones sic captas licite asportare 
effugare et penes se retinere donee de predicto redditu cum arreragiis si que 
fuerint satisfactis et persolutis. Et si predictas districciones impedierint vel 



1782 



aliquam contradiccionem tunc licitum sit dictis abbati et conventui et successo- 
ribus suis in dictis parcellis terre cum omnibus suis pertinentiis reintrare et 
pacifice retinere . hec indentura in aliquo modo non abstante {slc). Et quilibet 
eorum post alterius decessum Amabille . Dionisie . Margarete , et heredes sui 
solvent quinque solidos nomine herietti. Et qujlibet eorum debent sectam curie 
secundum consuetudinem manerii. Et si in dicta terra domus fuerit edificata 
quod prefate Amabilla . Dionisia . Margareta . et heredes sui^ sufficienter 
reparabunt manutenebunt et sustentabunt sumptibus eorum propriis et expensis 
durante termino predicto. Et in fine dicti termini predictam domum sic suffici- 
enter reparatam dimittent. In cujus rei testimonium partes predicte sigilla sua 
altematim apposuenint presentibus indenturis. 

Datum apud Margan in domo capitulari die et anno supradictis. 

Imperfect seal red wax, the common seal of Margam Abbey. 8ee Birch, 
Catal. of Seals No. 3,608. 

Endorsed — * Irrotulatur per me Johannem Torley.' ' Amabilla ap David.' 
* Lawson.' ' Irrotulatur.' 

(1) 'suis' in theMS. 

MCCLXXXIX. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY JOHN AP JOHN AP MOEOAN TO YEVAN 
AP HOWEL AP THOMAS, OF RIOHT TO LAND IN 
MORVA LEI. 

[Carne MS.] 

23 March. 5 Hen. VIII. 1514. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit . Johannes 
ap JoHAN ap MoRGAN ap EvAN ap David salutem in Domino sempitemam. 
Noveritis me prefatum Johannem remississe relaxasse et omnino pro me et 
heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse Yevano ap Howel ap Thomas 



1783 



parochie et diocesis de Llandavia heredibus et assignatis suis totum jus meum 
titulum clameum demandam et interesse mea que unquam habui habeo seu 
quovismodo in futurum habere potero de et in una acra terre fenifere jacente 
super MoRVA Lei conjuncta acra Jankyn G-evane inter terram domini episcopi 
ex parte orientali et terram domini capitalis ex parte occidentali et terram 
domini episcopi ex parte boriali et terram ecclesie Landavensis ex parte australi 
que quidem aora mihi obvenit jure hereditario ex dimissione facta post decessum 
EvAN ap David ita videlicet quod nec ego predictus Johannes nec heredes mei 
nec aliquis alius per nos pro nobis seu nomine nostro aliquid juris tituli clamei 
demandi seu interesse de aut in predicta acra nec in aliqua inde parcella deoetero 
exigere clamare seu vendicare poterimus nec debemus quovismodo in futurum sed 
ab omni actione juris tituli clamei demande et interesse inde simus penitus exclusi 
imperpetuum. Et nos vero prefatus Johannes et heredes nostri predictam 
acram prefato Yevano heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes waranti- 
zabimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium 
huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . David ap 
JoHAN . Thomas ap JoHAN . ct Jankyn Saer. 

Datum xxiij. die mensis Marcii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi v'to. 

The seal is a small button of red wax. The device, a V within a circle 
rudely executed. 

The only name which has been identified in this docnment is that of Jankin Gevane, othervvise Jenkin 
Gibbon, of Cefn-Tre-Payne, or Pentrebane, in Llandaff, great-grandson of Sir Gilbert Payne, and grand- 
father of John Gwyn Gibbon of St. Fagan's Castle, ancestor in the female line to the Lewises of 
Llanisheu. 

These Welsh Documents, though the persons named in them have not as yet been identified, are 
nevertheless of local value. It is only by this means that there is any chance of proving the truth of the 
Welsh pedigrees. most of which are without dates or places ; and. frcm the absence of surnames, almost 
incapable of being indexed. 



1784 



MCCXC. 

BOND BY WILLIAM BASSETT AND OTHEES TO RESIUS 
MAUNCELL, ESQUIRE, TO SECUHE PERFOEMANCE OF 
COVENANTS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

24 Nov. 6 Hen. VIII. 1514. 

Noverint universi per presentes nos Willelmum Bassett . Henricum Bassett . 
et Thomas Bassett generosos teneri et firmiter obligari Resio Mauncell' armi- 
gero in tribus mille libris bone et legalis monete Anglie solvendis eidem Resio 
Mauncell' heredibus et assignatis suis ad quam quidem soluoionem bene et 
fideliter faciendam obligamus nos et quemlibet nostrum per se pro toto et in 
solidum heredes et exeoutores nostros per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium 
presentibus sigilla nostra apposuimus. 

Datum vicesimo quarto die Novembris anno regni Regis Henrici octavi sexto. 

Condicio istius obligacionis talis est quod si supraobligatus Willelmus Bassett 

heredes et assignati sui bene et fideliter tenuerint observaverint et perimpleverint 

onmes et singulas convenciones et aggreamenta ex parte sua performanda sive 

perimplenda prout in quibusdam indenturis inter prefatum Resium ex parte una 

et prefatum Willelmum Bassett ex parte altera nuper confeetis plenius conti- 

netur . et quarum datum est ^-icesimo secundo die Novembris anno regni Regis 

Henrici octavi sexto quod tunc presens obligacio pro nullo habeatur sin autem in 

suo robore permaneat et effectu. 

Signed Wyll'm Basset. 

Thi-ee small signet seals, red wax. 1, a cinquefoil; 2, a merchanfs mark. 

incorporating the initials T. B. ; 3, a pelican in her piety, for Carne. 



1785 



MCCXCI. 

COMPLAINTS OF THE EARL OF PEMBROKE AGAINST 

SIR EDWARD MANSELL. 

[Margam Charter.] 

notes touchinge the lande in question. 

The Earles of Q-locester, the Lords Spencers, nor the Earle of Pemrroke 
had any landes within a mile of this medowe and lande in question in all ther 
times, and if that peece wear the lordes of Gtlam. then it was his as in his right 
of his lordship of Olamorgan. 

On the north-west thereof lieth the mauor of Havodporth late suppressed lande. 

On the east lieth the manor of Newcastle. 

Three miles by east [of] hit lieth the manor of Coitie. 

On the south lieth the manor of Teythgestowe. 

And on the west lieth the manor of Pitteuin' or Pile the uttermost inclosures 
therof towardes the lande in question are G-ramus lande and Gistle land 
mearinge upon Cattpitt. 

loRATH CoucH grauuted aud abiured all his right which he had in the lande 
betwixt Cattpitt and Gramus lande and betwene the water of Kenfigg and 
the great waye that leadeth from the Rygg towardes Kenfigg. 

The third sonne of Yeroth did abiure the same lande. 

Thear is a forde at the north-east comer of Gtwain y Kimney called Ryde 
YoRATH CoucH which fully proveth that lande to be Yorath Couch and that 
the forde beareth none of his lande whereon the forde lieth. 

GrR[iFFiTH] and Cadrauc the soniiis of Cadvant G-illamichell did graunt 
all ther father'8 lande que jacet ultra Kenfigg juxta terram Thome Stormi. 

EoGER Q-RAMUS grauutcd all his land which lieth betwine the greate waye 
which leadeth from Kenfigg towards Castell Kribor and the water of 
Kenfigg. 

They call the place wher the stones wear digged Witherell'. 

9 Y 



1786 



IsABELL repudiat of King John ladie of Glamorgan did confirme to the 
abbot, etc, totam terram inter Ellenwellake et Witherell, que terra jaeet 
pro 37 acris. Et residuum ex east parte de Witherell, scilicet in terra qui 
tendit de vado lutoso quod dicitur Sclemilake per duas quarentenas versus 
orientem et aquilona usque ad terra[m] Seith. 

She did further realease iiu^- j*^- oh. which the abbottes did use to paye of rent 
for the land of Jouaf Troingan juxta Cattpitt. 

RiCHARD de Clare did confirme to the said abbottes the same lands by thes 
wordes, ' scilicet terre que jacent juxta Catpitte que re[d]dere nobis solebant 
annuatim 30'^'^'^ et jacent inter alias terras monachorum.' 

He also confirmed landes in Corneliesdowne be thes words ' videlicet terre 
super Corneliedowne, que reddere nobis solebant annuatim . . . et jacet inter 
terras monachorum.' 

He confirmeth ' moram que appellatur Rhedes ad aquilonem terre Hugonis 
de Hereford.' 

' Et terram que jacet ad aquilonem ejusdem more inter terram Sturmy et 
aliam terram monachorum predictorum de Morgan usque ad viam juxta Catpitt 
que vadit ad Morgan.' 

Laleston . Morgan the sonne of Cradocke gave all the lande which he hath 
betwiue Wetherell and Ellenwellake. 

TuDER . Cradock . Knaythur . Alaythor . and Grono . the sonnes of Yorath 
ap G-isLARDE cosins and next heirs to Toyaf Troingan to Cathereth dde 
and Yoroth ap Espus lordes of Piteuin' or Pile did release ther right to 
Piteuin'. 

Endorsed — 'Note juxta Catepitt.' 

a 




1787 



MCCXCII. 

GRANT BY HOWELL AP RICHARD, OF PENDOTLON, AND 
ANOTHER TO HUGH CARNE, OP LAND IN THE FEE 
OF LLANBLETHIAN. 

[Carne MS.] 

12 Jan. 6 Hen. VIII. 1515. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos Howell ap Richard de Pendoylon et 
Jankyn ap HowELL ap Richard filii {sic) et heredes sui dedimus concessimus et 
hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus Hugone {sic) Carne heredibus et 
assignatis suis unam parcellam prati vocati Gweyne Grove cum una acra prati 
apud Newmeyd cum omnibus suis pertinentiis que habuimus infra feodum de 
Llanblethian et in parochia predicta per suas antiquas metas et bundas. 
Habendum et tenendum omnem predictam parcellam prati cum omnibus suis 
pertinentiis prefato Hugoni heredibus et assignatis suis tenendum de capitali 
domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia prius inde debita et de jure consueta 
imperpetuum. Et nos vero prefati Howel et Jankyn et heredes nostri in omnem 
predictam parcellam prati cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefato Hugone 
heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huie presenti carte nostre sigilla nostra 
apposuimus. Hiis testibus . Johanne M[eredith] . Willelmo ap Jevan ap 
Howell . David Begane . et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Aberberthine duodecimo die mensis Januarii anno regni Regis 
Henrici octavi post conquestum sexto. 

Seals gone. 

This Oharter gives three descents of a Welsh family living at Pendoylon, who have not been otherwise 
identified. No Hngh appears in the Came pedigree, so that the name may be a clerical error for Howel. 
Began is a place near Cefn Mably, reputed to have been acquired by the marriage of the daughter and 
heiress of Sir Andrew Began with Edward or William Kemeys. The name is of very rare occurrence 
in the county pedigrees. 



1788 



Mccxcm. 

CONFIRMATION BY THOMAS TURBERYILE AND JANKIN AP 
JOHN TO RESIUS MAUNCEILL', ESaUIRE, OF A MESSUAaE 
IN THE CASTLE BAILLIE IN KIBOUUR, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

12 Jan. 6 Hen. YIII. 1515. 

Sciant p. et f. quod nos Thomas Turbervile generosus et Jankin ap John 
generosus feoffavimus liberavimus et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus 
Resio Maunceill' armigero totum illud capitale mesuagium cum pertinenciis in 
le castell baillie in Kibouur' in comitatu Glamorgancie in Southwallia ac 
omnia illa terras tenementa et gardina nostra in le castell ballie predictum que 
nuper recuperavimus in comitatu Glamorgancie et Morgancie apud Kaerdiff 
versus eundem Resium et Elienoram Maunceill' uxorem ejusdem Resi per 
breve domini Regis de ingressu super disseissinam in le post. Habendum et 
tenendum predictum mesuagium terras tenementa et cetera premissa cum perti- 
nentiis prefato Resio heredibus et assignatis suis de capitalibus dominis feodi 
illius per servicia inde debita, et de jure consueta inperpetuum. In cujus rei 
testimonium huic presenti carte nostre sigilla nostra apposuimus. 

Datum duodecimo die Januarii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi sexto. Hiis 
testibus . Roberto ap "Willim ap Robert Mathew generoso . magistro Johanne 
ap Jevan capeUano . Johanne Mathew . Edmundo Avan' . Jacobo ap Morgan 
gen[e]rosis . Thoma Lichefeld aldermanno viUe de Kaerdif . Johanne ap 
Morgan' burgensi viUe predicte et multis aliis. 

Datum duodecimo die Januarii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi sexto. 

Labels for two seals. Seals gone. 

Endorsed — ' Writeinge concerning ye messuage and garden in castele bayley 
at Cardiife.' 



1789 



MCCXCIV. 

aUIT-CLAIM BY WILLIAM BASSBT, SON OF JANKIN BASSET, 
TO RES MAUNCEILL, OF A MESSUAGE, ETC, IN LE 
CASTELL-BAILLIE, IN KIBOUR. 

[Margam Charter.] 

20 Jan. 6 Hen. VIII. 1515. 

Omnibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Willelmus Basset generosus 
salutem. 

Sciatis me prefatum Wii-lelmum remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me et 
heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse Eesio Maunceill armigero et 
heredibus suis totum jus meum titulum clameum demandam et interesse meum 
que habui habeo seu quovismodo habere potero de et in illo capitali messuagio 
cum pertinentiis et de et in omnibus aliis terris tenementis et gardinis in le 
Castell Baillie in Kibour in comitatu Gtlamorgancie et Morgancie in 
SowTHWALLiA quc uuper fuerunt Jacobi Basset fratris mei et antea Jankin 
Basset patris mei aut alicujus alterius persone vel aliquarum aliarum personarum 
ad eorum usum vel ad usum alterius eorum. De quibus quidem mesuagio et 
oeteris premissis predictus Resius die confectionis presencium stat et oxistit in 
plena seisina et possessione sibi et heredibus suis in feodo simplici. Et ego vero 
predictus Willelmus et heredes mei predicta mesuagium et cetera premissa 
prefato Resio heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus 
imperpetuum. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum 
meum apposui. 

Datum vicesimo die Januarii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi sexto. 

(Signed) Wyllm' Basset. 

Small seal, red wax, a pelican in her piety, 

Endorsed — ' Testibus hujus relaxacionis Thoma Lichfeld, ballivo ville de 
Kerdif, Thoma Wrinche, WiUelmo Cogan, Nicholas Baker, Aldermanno dicte 



1790 



ville, Howell' Carne, Willelmo Loughor, Philipe ap Robert ap M. Vachan, 
Johanne Liddon' et Johanne Man, et multis aliis.' 
The pedigree is : — 

Jenkin Basset= 

I 



Jacobus B. Willelmus B. 

Jenkin in Wel.sh pedigrees is of ten used as the Welsh f onn of John, and the text shews it to be so in 
this case. John or Jenkin Basset, of Beaupr^, who died 1492, was succeeded by his eldest son James, 
whose daughter and heiress Elinor married Sir Rice Mansel, but the male heir was William, second son of 
John or Jenkin, and the granter of the above quit-claim. He did not inherit Beanpr^, and is therefore 
styled generosus instead of armiger ; but the messuage in the castle baillie was part of the male fief , 
being one of the lodgings provided f or the tenants in capite when they were in residence to disnharge their 
duty of castle guard. Kibour or Kibbwr, now a modem hundred, was the Royal commote, and a part of it 
the chief lord's demesne land, and contained Cardiff Castle, here called the ' Le Castell Baillie ' in Kibour. 
Sir Rees, having Beaupre, no doubt desired to acquire the whole of the Basset possessions. Sir Rice left 
no children by Elinor Basset, but he settled Beaupre on Catherine, a daughter by his second wife, on her 
marriage with William Basset, the male heir. 

The seal used, the pelican, is that of Carne, and it is curious, as a similar seal is affixed to the Inq. p. 
Mortem of John or Jenkin Basset. 

Of the witnesses Lichfeld is not a county name, though Wiirs de Lichefeld occurs 1217 as a monk of 
Margam. David and Maurice Wrench occur as witnesses to local charters in the 13th and 14th centuries, 
but the name is not otherwise known. John Liddon was probably of Llantwit, where the family lived for 
five generations. 



MCCXCV. 
EVIDENCES AS TO A RIGHT OF COMMON OF PASTURE ON 

KEVEN KRIBWE,. 

[Margam Charter.] 

MoRGANUS filius Caradoci, etc concessi et dedi et hac charta confirmavi 

Deo et ecclesie Sancte Marie de Morgan et monachis qui ibidem Deo 
serviunt in elemosinam communem pasturam totius terrse mese ex estparte de 
Neath quantum terra mea durat in longum et in latum ubique et in bosco et in 
plauo ad omnia esiamenta sua, etc. Datum ante datum. 

LizANUs filius Morgani, etc dedi, etc. . . . ecclesiae Sanctse Mari^ de 

MoRGAN, etc communem pasturam totius terrse mese ex estparte de Neath, 

etc, ut supra. 



1791 



RicHARDUs de Clare comes Gtloucestri^ et Hereford dedi et concessi, etc, 

ecclesise beatse Mari^e de Morgan, etc unum burgagium in Novo Burgo, 

etc, et totam communam pasturee inter Kenfig et Ogmore ante datum et de 
117 acris terrse de dominico mensse mese in Novo Oastello. 

Inquisitio capta apud Oardif in pleno oomitatu Glamorgan, etc anno 

regni, etc, Edwardi III. tertio, etc per juramentum 24 videlicet domini 

Henrici de Humfrevil domini Edwardi Stradlinge domini Philippi 
Fleminge, etc, qui dicunt quod predictus Oilbertus de Olare pater dictae 
dominse Alianorje dictos monachos de Morgan de dictis terris et aliis ejecit 
videlicet, etc, et de grangia in mora juxta Oardif, etc, et de communa pasturae 
quam cum aliis liberis illius patrise habuerunt in Kevencribor et idem dominus 
GriLBERTUs postquam hsec fecisset liberavit diotis abbati et eonventui prediotas 

t^ras suprascriptas videlicet, etc et Morgraing et pasturam de Keven- 

CRiBOR, etc tenendum in seperali, etc 

Hec indentura facta anno 34 Edwardi III. inter Richardum Turbervile 
militem, etc, et religiosos viros, etc, de Morgan ex altera parte testntur 
quod prediotus Richardus coacessit pro se, etc, quod predicti viri religiosi, 
etc, in perpetuum habeant liberam pasturam super separalem pasturam 
s[u]am de la Rugge quse vocatur Kevencribor in feodo de Novo Oastro cum 
libero ingressu et egressu ad eandem ad certum numerum averiorium videlicet ad 
50 boves 30 vaccas 40 boviculos et juvencas cum uno flocoo ovium morante apud 
grangiam de Langewith et etiam ad 60 averia tam boum quam vaccarum et 
vitul[orum] cum uno floeco ovium morante in grangia de Stormy et hoo singulis 
temporibus anni sine impedimento vel molestatione prediotis viris religiosis vel 
eorum successoribus inferendo per eundem Ricchardum heredes vel assignatos in 
posterum et predicti viri religiosi ooncesserunt, etc 

JoHANNEs oomes MoRETANi omnibus hominibus et amicis suis Franci^ et 
Angli^ salutem. 



1792 



Sciatis me concessisse et hac charta mea confirmasse Morgano filio Cradoci pro 
homagio et servicio suo Novum Castellum de Ogmoor cum pertinentiis suis 
tenendum de me per servicium quartae partis feodi militis pro omni servicio. 
Q,uare volo, etc. 

6 M. 1205, 7 N. 5. Morganus filius Cradoci omnibus, etc, salutem. Ego 
MoRGANUs famulo meo Rogero Cole pro servicio xx. acras terrae de dominio meo 
in feudo Novi Castelli, etc, sine dato. 

GiLBERTUs de Clare comes Glocestrie, etc Noveritis nos dedisse, etc, 
totam moram quae jacet inter aliam raoram quam eis antea incartavimus et 
aquam de Baithan sicut aqua de Baithan ab occidente et rivulus qui dicitur 
Guthelendelak ab oriente descendimt de Treikic usque in Hollac, ut habeant 
et teneant predictam moram de nobis et heredibus nostris in perpetuam elemosi- 
nam libere plenarie pacifice et quiete, sicut uUa elemosina liberius et melius potest 
haberi ; et nos et heredes nostri hanc donationem eis warantizabimus in perpetuum 
contra omnes homines. 

MCCXCVI. 

BEIEF OF INSTRUCTIONS, WITH THE PEOOFS IN SUPPORT 

OF THE CLAIM OF EDWARD MANSELL OF COMMON OF 

PASTURE IN KEYEN-CRIBWE, IN THE LORDSHIP OF 

• NEWCASTLE. A CLAIM RESISTED BY MR. GAMAGE, 

LORD THEREOF. 

[Margam Charter.] 
MoRGAN ap Cradok before date granted to th' abbey of Morgan ' communem 
pasturam totius terre mee ex est parte de Neth, etc' Leyson hissonne granted 
the same by lyke words, etc Richard de Clare granted ' totam communem 
pasture inter Kenfig et Ogmore, etc' Edward Mansell olaymeth lybertee of 
pasture for the tenants of th' abbot of Morgan in the common of Kevencribor 
part of Mr. Gamage lordship of Newcastell, as well by prescripcion as by 
these grants. 



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Mr. GrAMAGE denyeth any lybertee of pastui-e to pass by prescripcion or these 
words, first for that thej are to[o] bare. 2. In that * ex est parte de Neth ' is 
to[oJ generall. 3. Because hyt appereth not that Morgan ap Cradok or Leyson 
hys sonne weare lords of Newcastell or had auctoryte to grant lybertee of 
pasture in Kevencribor. 4. Because Richard de Clare, etc, doth not by 
his dede prove himself lord of Newcastell. 

The first is to be judged by lawe. 

The second is in like sorte to be judged by lawe. 

The third is proved by an other dede of the above named Morgan ap Cradock 
of thes words ' Ego Morgan ap Cradok dedi famulo meo Rogero Cole, pro 
servicio 20 aoras terre de dominico meo in feudo Novi Castelli, etc.,' ante- 
dated, and by a grete nomber of lyke deds as by th' originall graunt of th' 
said fee of Newcastell by John Erle Morton then Lord of Q-lamorgan and 
after King of Ingland, to the sayd Morgan ap Cradoc before date. 

The fourth by dyvers grants in the same dede of Richarde de Clare Erle of 
Glocester of divers lands in the fee of Newcastell 'et de 117 acris terre de 
dominico mensse mese in Novo Castello ante datum.' 

It is also proved in that th' abbot and his tenants have tyme out of mynd 
enjoyed comon of pasture in th' sayd comon of Kevenkribor. 

Fynally hit is proved by an inquisition taken anno 3 Edward III. whereby 
hit was fownd that Q-ilbert de Clare Erle of Gloucester did eject th' abbot 
of MoRGAN owt of the comon of pasture by thes words, ' et de communi 
pastura quam cum aliis liberis illius patrise habuerunt in Kevencribor, etc, 
liberavit dictis abbati, etc, dictis, etc, et pasturam de Kevencribor, tenendum 
in seperali.' 

Item the said Edward Mansell claymeth common incertam upon Keven- 
CRYBOR foresaid by vertue of a deede thereof made by Richard de Turbervile 
Lorde of Newcastell for a certaine number of cattaile therein expressas owt 
of the granges of Langewith and Stormy. 

9 z •* 



1794 



MCCXCVII. 

SALARIES TO ROYAL OFFICERS. 

[Brit. Mus., Royal Roll, 14 b., XXYII.] 

28 May, 1509. 14 June, 1515. 

Thome Robertes et Johanni Perient. 
Gtlomorgan' et Morgannok. Auditoribus con"- ibidem . . . vj"- xiu'- iiu"^ 
Eisdem aud' con"- de Gtlomorgan et Morgannok . . . x"- 

Karolo [Somerset] comiti Wigornie. 
Glomorgan' et Morgannok. Yicecomit'1 comitatus predicti, 
senescair membrorum eorundem, et constabular' 

castri de Cardif c"- 

Constabulario^ oastri de Neth x"- 

Cancellario- comitatus predicti xx^'- 

Forestario^ ibidem xx'>- 

Nicholao Williams. 
Glomorgan' et Morgannok. Appruat' comitatus predicti . c^- 
Clerico soaccarii et cancellarie de Cardif ... ... ... c*- 

Attomato domini Regis ibidem ... ... ... ... c^- 

Roberto Jones militi. 
Glomorgan' et Morgannok. Janitori porte castri de Cardif . iiu"- xj^- iij*^- 

... iiu"- xj^- lU"^ 



Preposito de Rath et Lyquyth 

Constabulario castri de Llantrussan 
Parcario parci de Cloune, etc. 
Eidem allocacio herbagii ejusdem parci 
Custodi insule sive Warrenn' de Barry . . . 

Edmundo Turnowr. 
Glomorgan' et Morgannok. Clerico curie ibidem c^ 

(1) A.D. 1509, May 28. (2) A.D. 1515, June 14. 



LX^- \ IIJ'^ 
LX^- YIU^ 
VIIj"- IJ^ 
LX^- VIIJ^ 



1795 



MCCXCYIII. 

GEANT BY RICHARD ADAM AND KATHERINE YERCH ROGER 
YACHAN, TO JEYAN AP HOWELL, OF A HOUSE AND 
GARDEN AND THE ADYOWSON OF ST. TATHANS. 

[O. 0. F.] 

10 JuNE. 8 Hen. YIII. 1516. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos Rychardus Adam et Katerina verz Roger 
Yachane in vno assensu et consensu dedimus concessimus et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmavimus Jeuan ap Howell ap Jeuan Q-wyne [et] Q-ryff'o ap 
Jevan Gtethine heredibus et assignatis suis vnam domum cum gardino prout 
jacet ex parte australi ecclesie de Saynte Tathane vocatam quondam domum 
Thome Nerber una cum donatione beneficii ejusdem ecclesie de Saynte Tathane 
videlicet quod predictus Jeuan ap Howell ap Jeuan Gtwyne et G-ryffythe ap 
Jeuan Q-ethyne habeant plenam potestatem et jus patronatus ut patroni 
indubitati in tempore vacationis ejusdem beneficii si eontigerit vel per mortem per 
resignationem privationem cessionem aut alio modo quocunque nominandi 
assignandi presentandi idoneam personam admittendam instituendam et indu- 
candam jure ordinario in predictam ecclesiam de Saynte Tathane. Habendum 
et tenendum prefatam domum cum gardino una cum patrouatu dicte eoclesie 
suprascriptis Jeuan ap Howell ap Jeuan Gwyne et Gtryffythe ap Jeuan 
Gethyne heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum. Nos vero pref ati Rychardus 
Adam et Katerina verz Roger Yachan militis predictam domum cum gardino 
una cum patronatu predicte ecclesie prefatis Jeuan ap Howell Qwyne et 
Gryffythe ap Jeuan Gtethyne heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes 
warantizabimus imperpetuum. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte sigilla 
nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus . Robert ap Wyllyam . Rycharde ap 
Llewelyn ap Madoc . Wyllyam Walter cum multis aliis. 



1796 



Dat' apud Sent Tathane predictam decimo die mensis Junii anno regni Regis 
Henrici octavi post conquestum octavo. 

Two seals in red wax. 1. The initials R.W. 2. A mere lump of wax. 

Endorsed — ' A feoffment of a tenement yn Castelton with the advowson of 
Seynt Tathan's.' 

The deed is carelessly written, with varieties in the spelling and designation of Sir Roger. None of the 
parties are known as connected with St. Tathan'9, the advowson of which, so far as is known, has always 
gone with the manor. 

' Adam ' usually among the Welsh in Glamor^an a Christian name. is now and then a Surname. 

Thomas Adam occurs 1308. Maurice A. 1315, 132.S. John A. 134.5, 1387, WilUam A.U24. 144.3, Hugh A., 
Vicar of St. Donats, 1473-4, and again 1.5-23, 1530. Richard Adams, of SuUy and St. Tathan's, married 
Katherine daughter of Hoger Vachan, lolG, 1526. and Edward A., of Dinas Powis, 1674. Also at either 
St. Donats or SuUy, wa.'» Adam"^ tenement. 

Most 01 these belonged to difterent families, and were more usually witnesses than principals. 

MCCXCIX. 

LEASE FOR SEVENTY YEAES BY DAVID, ABBOT OF MARGAM, 
TO OERMAN AP HOWEL OF KIBBOR, OF A TENEMENT 
IN LISTALLAPONT. 

[Harl. Charter 75, A. 47.] 

19 JuLY. 8 Hen. VIII. 1516. 

Hec indentura facta xix'' die Julii anuo regni Regis Henrici octavi octavo 

inter David abbatem monasterii beate Marie de Morgan et ejusdem loci 

conventus ex una parte et Oermanum ap Howel de Kibour ex altera parte . 

Testatur [quod] abbas et conventus unanimo assensu et consensu concesserunt 

et ad terminum dimiserunt prefato Germano imum tenementum edificatum 

scituatum in Listallapont vulgariter nuncupatum Puppit et quatuordecim 

acras terre arabilis vocate Roffistowe quatuor acras prati in Rothismore et 

unam clausuram jacentem in Portmannis More in feodo de Kibour que tene- 

mentum et cetera premissa nuper fuerunt in manibus Thome ap David ap m^- 

Habendum et tenendum predicta tenementum quatuordecim acras terre quatuor 

acras prati cum clausura in Portmannis More prefato Oermano heredibus 



1797 



et assignatis suis a dio confeccionis presentium usque finem termini septuaginta 
annorum extunc proximo sequencium plenarie complendorum. Reddendo inde 
annuatim prefatis abbati et conventui et eorum successoribus triginta tres 
solidos et quatuor denarios solveudos in festum Sancti MicHAELis archangeli 
tantum. Sect' cur' et herittabit successive post quemlibet decessum cum acciderit. 
In cujus rei testimonium uni parte hujus indenture remanenti cum prefato 
GrERMANO sigillum oonventuale dicti monasterii est apparens altero vero parti 
remanenti oum prefatis abbate et conventu sigillum dicti Germani est apparens, 
Datum apud Morgan in domo capitulari ibidem die et anno supradicto. 

MCCC. 

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT OP JOHN GAMAGE AND JANE 
STRADLINO, AND THOMAS STEADLING AND KATHERINE 
GAMAGE. 

[Mr. J. Gr. NicHOL.] 

20 AuG. 8 Hen. VIII. 1516. 

This Indenture made the xxth daj of August the viiith yere of the reign of 
Kyng Henry the viiith betwene Sir Thomas GrAMAGE of Coytyff in the 

Countye of Olamorgan and Sir Edward Stradlyng of Merthermaure 

in the same Countye, Knyght of that other partye Witnesseth that it is agreed 
covenauntyd and accordyd betwene the .... saye that John Gamage squyer 
son and heyr apparaunt to the seid Sir Thomas shall by the grace of Q-od marry 
and take to wyfe Jane Stradling oon of the dowtours of the seid Sir Edward 
Stradlyng before the last day of June next comyng. And that the seid Jane 
shall by the same grace of God mary and take to husband the seid John 

Gamage before the seid last day of June apparaunte of the seid Sir 

Edward shall by the same grace of God mary and take to wife Kateryne 
Gamage oon of the dowghtours of the seid Sir Thomas Gamage befor 



1798 



shall by the same grace of God mary and take to husbond the seid Thomas 
Stradlyng before the seid last day of June. And the seid Sir Thomas by these 

presentes the seid last day of June shall make or cause to be made to Sir 

JoHN Seynt John knight . Sir John Raglan knight . Sir William Mathew 

knight . and to Roberte estate of and in landes and tenementes with 

the appurtenaunces to the yearly value of xl/«. over and above all charges and 

reprises if the same Sir John Seynt John and othirs feoffees so 

infeoffyd of the seid landes and tenementes with the appurtenaunce shall stonde 
and be feoffees of the same to the use of the seid John Gtamage and Jane .... 
goton and make therof estate accordyng when they shal be thereunto reasonably 
requyred. Provyded alwaye that the seid Sir Thomas shall reteigne and 

so put in feoffament for the joyntowr of the seid Jane by the space 

[of] oon hoole yere next and immediatly after the solempnysacion of the seid 

matrimonye betw his owne handes xx'ti markes of the seid xhli. so 

put in feoffament yerely duryng his lyfe these present indentures or any 

thyng conteigned in Thomas covenauntith and grauntith to yhe seid 

Sir Edward that for eny acte to be done by the seid Sir Thomas or any othir 

person or persons in his name the right to the clere yerely value of oon 

hundred markes over and above all charges whereof the seid Sir Thomas is now 

seasid hymself or any othir person or pers remayngne or come in use to 

the same John Gtamage and to his heyres or to the same John Gamage and to 
the heyres of his body lawful begoton for ever . . . att his liberte and pleasure 
all othir landes and tenementes rents reversions and hereditamentes whatsoever 
they be over and above the seid lands and tenementes to the yerly value of 
.... JoHN after the decease of the seid Sir Thomas in maner and fourme above 
specified whereof he is now seasyd or eny other person or persons to his use by 
the space .... seid x yeres to remayne revert or come in use to the seid John and 
to his heyres or to the seid John and to the heyres of his body la-\vfully begoton 
for ever. It is ferther covenaimted happen the seid Kateryne to 



1799 



decease before she come to the age of xvi yeres without issue of her body .... 

by the seid Thomas lawfully begoton on lyve that then to be contentyd 

and payd to the seid Sir Thomas or to his executours cccc markes of good and 

eye of Inglond in maner and forme foUowyng that is to saye 

the decease of the seid Kateryne and the seid ccc markes residue of 

the seid cccc markes to be payd to the seid Thomas within iii years next and 

immediatly folow aggreament before expressid notwithstanding. It is 

also covenaunted promysed and aggred by these presentes on the parte of the 

seid Sir Thomas that if it happyn the seid the espowselles had betwene 

hyr and the seid John Gtamage without issue of his body by the seid John 

lawfully begoton on lyfe that then the seid Sir Thomas shall conten 

or to his executours cccc markes of good and lawfull money of Inglond in maner 
and forme folowing that is to saye oon hundreth markes parcell of the seid cccc 

markes within the seid Jane and ccc markes residue of the seid cccc 

markes to be payed to the seid Sir Edward within iii yeres next and immediatly 

after the decease of the seid Jane upon a or to his executours. And 

the seid Sir Edward by these presentes covenauntith and grauntith to the seid 
Sir Thomas that he before the seid last day of June shall make or cause to be 

made to Sir Joh estate of laundes and tenementes with the appurte- 

naunce to the yerely value of xl//. over and above all charges and reprises if 
the same Sir John Seynt John and others do therto aggre and will accept 

tenementes with the appurtenaunces shall stonde and be feoffees 

of the same to the use of the said Thomas Stradlyng and Kateryne and of 
the heyres of ther two bodyes lawfully betwene th . . . therunto reasonably 
requyred. Provyded alway that the seid Sir Edward shall reteign and kepe in 
his handes all the seid landes and tenementes with the appurtenaunce so 

put in feo Kateryne shall come to the age of xv yeres 

att which tyme it is appoynted that the seid Thomas Stradlyng and Kateryne 
shall lye together and from thensforth to in feoffament yerely during 



1800 



his lyfe this present indenture or eny thing in the same to the contrary notwith- 
stonding. And this also the said Sir Edwa.rd covenauntith and grauntith .... 
Edwakd or eny othir person or persons in his name the right title possession or 
inheritaunce of lands and tenementes with their appurtenaunce to the clere yerly 

value of oon hundreth seasyd hym self or any othir person or persons to 

his use shall immediatly after his decease discend reverte remaign or come in use 

unto the seid Thomas Stradl his body lawfully begoton for ever. 

Also provided always that the seid Sir Edward shall leave landes and tenementes 
with the appurtenaunce to the yerely value of lii. markes over and besides . . . 
above specified att his liberte and pleasure for the making of eny joyntour to eny 
gentilwoman with whom he shall mary for the terme of his lyfe oonly and non 

othirwise his son and to his heyres or to his heyres of his body 

lawfully begoton. Provyded alwayes that the seid Sir Edward shall have and 

dispose att his liberte and pleasure all othir the seid landes and 

tenementes to the yerely value of oon hundreth markes which shall descend 
immediatly to the seid Thomas after the decease of the seid Sir Edward .... 
othir person or persons to his use by the space of x yeres next after his decease 
and immediatly att the end of the seid x yeres to remaygn reverte or come in 

use to the seid body lawfuUy begoton for ever. And also the said 

Sir Edward covenauntith and grauntith to the seid Sir Thomas by these 
presentes that all such lordshipps landes and teneraentes rentes revercions 

and reverte remaigne or come in use after his decease unto the said 

Thomas Stradling his son and to his heyres with the seid lii. markes remytted 

to his disposicion for the surty mary and with the said landes and 

tenementes also remytted to his disposicion by the space of x yeres next after 

his decease and with the most seid landes and tenementes assigned for 

value of ccL markes ovev aud above all charges and reprises. And for the per- 
formance of all and syngler covenauntes aggreamentes comprised in these 
indentures that owght upon the parte Edward grauntith by these 



1801 



presentes that he hymself shal be bound to the seid Sir Thomas in the some of 

bU. by obligacion. And in lykewyse the seid Sir Thomas grauntith th 

some of nli. hj obligacion for the perfourmaunce of all and singler covenauntes 
and aggreamentes comprised in these indentures that owght upon the parte of 

the seid Sir Thomas to be the oon parte of these indentures remaynyng 

with the seid Sir Thomas the seid Sir Edward hath putt his seale. And to the 

othir parte of these indentures remaynyng with seale. Given the 

day and yere aboveseid. 

John Gamage died before his father, without legitimate issue. Thomas was afterwards Sir Thomas 
Stradling. He was a sturdy Roman Oatholic, and on this account a prisoner in the Tower in 1561. 



MCCCI. 

LEASB FOR NINETY-NINE YEARS BY DAVID, ABBOT OF 
MARGAM, TO LEWELYN AP JANKYNG AND GRIFFITH, 
HI8 SON, OF THE ORANaE OF TANOLUS-LOND. 

[Margam Charter.] 13 Sept. 1516. 

Hec indentura facta inter David abbatem monasterii beate Marie virginis de 
Margan et ejusdem loci conventus ex una parte [et] Lewelyn ap Jankyng 
G-RiFFiTH ap Llewelyn filius ejus et executores suos ex parte altera . Testatur 
quod predicti abbas et couventus concesserunt tradiderunt et ad firmam demise- 
runt prefatis Llewelyn Gtriffith et executoribus suis grangiam nostram de 
Tanglus lond eum omnibus suis pertinentiis prout Willim Willie et Resus ap 
JoHN nuper melius et plenius tenuerunt. Habendum et tenendum predictam 
grangiam cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefatis Lewelyn Gtriffith et execu- 
toribus suis a die confectionis presentium usque ad finem terminum {sic) nonaginta 
novem annorum et plenarii {sic) complendorum. Reddendo inde annuatim predictis 
abbati et conventui et eorum successoribus duodecim cranoc' ifrumenti et quatuor 
cranoc' ordei puri sicci et bene ventulati cum modio legale mensurati. Et quilibet 

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eorum reddet herietum cum acciderit videlicet optimum averium. Et si predicti 
firmarii edificabunt aliquas domos super predictam grangiam licitum est percipi- 
endum merhemium sufficiens predictis domibus edificandis et aliis nessessariis 
diote grangie de boscis dictorum abbatis et conventus per visum et liberacionem 
forestariorum qui pro tempore fuerint. Et si predicta an[n]ualis firma duodeoim 
cranoo' frumenti et quatuor cranoc' ordei a retro fuerit in parte vel in toto non 
soluta extunc bene licebit predictis abbati et conventui et eorum successoribus in 
dicta grangia distringere et districtiones sic ibidem captas abducere asportare et 
penes se retinere donec de predicta an[n]uali firma una cum arreragiis si que 

fuerint satisfactis dict sic distringibilis predictis abbati et 

conventui et eorum successoribus predicta grangia reintrare et pacifioe retinere 
hec (sic) indentura in aliquo modo non obstante. Et eciam hec indentura testatur 
quod non licebit predictis firmariis predictam grangiam aut aliquam ejus partem 
vendere inpignorare aut aliquo modo alienare sine licenoia dictorum abbatis et 
conventus. Ac eciam predictus conventus habebunt solacium in prediota grangia 
annuatim in crastino post diem Epiphanie domini. Et dictus abbas et conventus 
predictam grangiam oum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefatis Lewelyn Q-riffith 
et executoribus suis ad terminum predictum eorum pro se et suocessoribus suis 
contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium 
hujus indenture partibus sigilla parcium predictorum alternatim sunt appeusa. 

Datum in domo nostra capitulari monasterii antedicti tercio decimo die mensis 
Septembris anno domini millesimo ccccc'"°- sexto decimo. 

Seal in green wax, chipped ; the common seal of Margam Abbey, as before. 

Endorsed — ' irrotulatur,' ' Tare Tanglust.' 



1803 



MCCCII. 

LEASE FOR THEEE LIVES BY EEES MAUNOELL TO MOEGAN 
BAKEE AND OTHEES, OF TWO TENEMENTS IN PENEICE, 
CALLED THE PTTTES, EENT THIETY SHILLINGS, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

30 Sept. 8 Hen. VIII. 1516. 

This indenture made the last day of September the viii*'' yer' of the regne of 
King Henry the viii'^ betwene Eees Mauncell' esquier of that won' partye 
and MoRGAN Baker of the parishe of Penrise in the lordeship of Gqer of that 
other partye witnessith that the sd. Eees Mauncell hathe dimised and to ferme 
hathe lessed unto the forsd. Morgan Baker two tenementes with the appur- 
tenaunoes standing and lying in the sd. parishe of Penrise at a plaee called the 
Pyttes wherofE that oon' tenement was late in the tenur' of John Pyg, and that 
other tenement was late in the tenur' of Eichard Curtes as they stondeth and 
lyeth ther' bi ther' old' merys and boundys ; To have and to hold the said two 
tenementes with all ther' appurtenaunces to the forsd. Morgan Baker, Annes 
his wiff, and Thomas the sone of them' for terme of ther' lyves and the longyst 
lyver of them' ; Yelding therof yerly to the sd. Eees Mauncell' to his heirs and 
assignes xxx*'- s. sterling to be payd at the festes of Ester aud Saynt Michell 
the archangeir by evyn' porcions, and v. s. in the name of a heriet for the said 
tenement whiche was late in the tenur' of Eichard Curtes, and for that other 
tenement the best of the sd. tenauntes catall' when' it shall' fall' according to the 
custome of the maner, and also the sd. Eees Mauncell' hathe discharged and 
acquited and bi thes presentes dischargethe and acquiteth the forsd. Morgan' 
Baker, Annes his wiff, and Thomas the sone of them' of custome of plowyng 
and all' other customes of old tyme chargeable uppon the sd. tenement late 
EiCHARD Curtes to bc done and borne to the maner ther except it so be the sd. 
Eees Mauncell' or his heirs hold the sd. maner in ther owne handys, and also 



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the sd. Rees Mauncell' graunteth bi thes presentes that the sd. Morgan Baker, 
Annes his wiff and Thomas the sone of them' shall have howsbote and heybote 
and joystement paing xii. d. bi the yer' with all' other' customes and libertyes as 
JoHN Pyg had befortyme, And if it happen the sd. rent of xxx"- s. to be 
behynde unpaid' xv. days after any terme that it ou^ht to be payd if it be 
asked and no suflScient distres may be founde in the sd. two tenementes with the 
appurtenaunces then it shall' be lawfull' to the sd. Rees Mauncell' to his heires 
and assignes into the forsd. tenementes with the appurtenaunces to reentr' and to 
retayne as in the firste estate thes indentur'8 not withstonding, And the forsd. 
Morgan Baker, Annes his wiff and Thomas the sone of them' the forsd. two 
tenements with the appui-tenauuces shall' well' and sufficiently repayr' at ther' 
owne costes and charge during ther' lyves and so shall' leve it at ther' lyves end. 
In witnes wherof the sd. partyes to thes indentur's enfchangeably hathe putto 
ther' sealys . Thes' beyng witnes . Nicholas Gybb . Thomas Somney, and 
Nicholas Philip with other' . Grevyn' the day and yer' above wryten'. 

Endorsed — 'Penres.' ' Morgan Baker de Horton a"- H. 8. 8.' And at the 
top of the indenture : ' Horton, Katerin Danyell.' 



MCCCIII. 

LEASE BY RICE MAUNCELL, LORD OF OXWICH. 

[Margam Charter.] 

2. 4 OcT. 8 Hen. VIII. 1516. Lease by Rice Mauncell, esquire, Lord 
of OxwicH, to Philip Cradock, gent., of a tenement called Rew Rozth' for 
99 years at 20*- per annum. 

Seal, a small signet, in red wax ; device, a hand grasping a dagger. 



1805 



MCCCIY. 

AN OLD COPY OF A LEASE BY DOM DAVID, ABBOT OF 
MAROAM, TO JEVAN AP DAVID AP JANKIN, JENET 
VERCH THOMAS, HIS WIFE, AND THOMAS THEIR SON, 
OF THE G-RANGE OF LANCEWITHE, (EXCEPTINO THE 
SHEEP'S ORANGE), FOR EIGHTY YEARS AT THE 
ANNUAL RENT OF SIXTY CRANNOCS OF CORN. 

[Margam Chartek.] 
Dated in the Ohapter House, 20 Maj, 1517. 
(No. 5,069, Vol. IV. p. 185.) 

MCCCV. 

LEASE BY RICE MAUNCELL, LORD OF OXWICH. 
[Margam Charter.] 
3. 19 AuG. 9 Hen. VIII. 1517. Lease by Rice Mauncell', esquire, 
Lord of OxMocHE, Thomas Asse and Jankyn' David, husbandmen, of a were 
plasse (weir place) upon Oxmoche sonde (Oxwich sand) for four score and 
nineteen years at an annual rent of sixteen pence, and two shillings heriot. 
Small signet seal, red wax, the initial S. 

MCCCVL 

LEASE FOR NINETY YEARS, BY DAVID, ABBOT OF MARGAM, 
TO JOHN DUYE WILLAM OF ST. NICHOLAS, OF A 
TENEMENT AT BONVILLESTON, OTHERWISE CALLED 

BOLSTONE. 

[Margam Charter.] 7 October. 1517. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit David abbas 
monasterii beate Marie virginis de Morgan et ejusdem loci conventus salutem 
in domino sempiternam. 



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Sciatis nos prefatos abbatem et conventum imanimi consensu et assensu tradidisse 
concessisse et ad firmam dimisisse Johanni dtjye Willam de Sancto Nicholao 
unum tenementimi cum pertinentiis situatum et jacens apud Bolstonne' quod 
quidem tenementum nuper erat in tenura Johannis Leisan' prout situatur et 
jacet ibidem per antiquas metas et bundas. Habendum et tenendum predictum 
tenementum cum onmibus suis pertinentiis prefato Johanni duye "Willam et 
heredibus suis de eorpore Margarete verz Hoell uxoris sue procreatis et 
assignatis eorum usque ad finem termini nonaginta annorum a dato presentium 
proxime sequentium et plenarie complendorum. Reddendo inde annuatim nobis 
prefatis abbati et conventui et successoribus nostris septem solidos et quatuor 
denarios sterlingorum solvendos ad festa apostolorum Philippi et Jacobi et 
Sancti MiCHAELis arcbangeli equis portionibus et quinque solidos nomine herietti 
cum et quocies acciderit, et faciendo sectam curie uostre ibidem per rationabilem 
summonitionem. Et quilibet tenens post decessum alterius reddet pro ingressu 
habendo in predicto tenemento cum pertinentiis duos capones precii quatuor 
denariorum. Et nos vero prefatus abbas et conventus predictum tenementum 
cum pertinentiis pro nobis et successoribus nostris prefato Johanni duye Willam 
et heredibus suis de corpore prefate Margarete verz Hoell uxoris sue procreatis 
et assignatis eorum modo et forma premissis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus 
et defendemus durante termino predicto per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium 
uni parti presentis scripti indentati penes prefatum Johannem duye Willam 
remanenti sigillum conventuale monasterii nostri antedicti est appensum alteii 
vero parti penes nos prefatos abbatem et conventimi remanenti prefatus 
JoHANNES duye Willam sigiUum suum apposuit. 

Datum in domo capitulari monasterii nostri antedicti septimo die Octobris 
anno Domini quingentesimo millesimo xvij°- 

No seal. The deed stained and abnost illegible in places. 



i8o: 



MCCCVII. 

LEASE FOR SEVENTY YEAES BY JOHN GRUFFITH, ABBOT, 
AND THE CONVENT OF MARGAM, TO JANKYN AP 
PHELIP AND ELZABETH HIS WIFE, OF A MOIETY OF 
THE GRANOE OF COURTE BECHAN AT STORMY. 

[Margam Charter.] 

6 Feb. 9 Hen. VIIL 1518. 

Hec indentura facta apud Morgan' sexto die Februarii anno regni Regis 
Henrici octavi post conquestum nono inter Johannem Q-ruff' abbatem monas- 
terii beate Marie virginis de Morgan et ejusdem loci conventus ex parte una et 
Jankyn ap Phelip et Elzabeth verz Jevan uxorem ejus ex parte altera 
testatur quod predictus abbas et conventus tradiderunt concesserunt et ad firmam 
dimiserunt prefatis Jankyn et Elzabeth uxori ejus medietatem unius grangie 
terre arabillis pratis boscis pasturis et vastis cum domibus et omnibus suis perti- 
nentiis que quidem grangia vocata Courte Bechan scituatur apud Istormy prout 
mettae et boundse limitantur inter predictum Jankyn' ap Phelip et David ap 
Ho Goz. Habendum et tenendum medietatem predictam grangie terre arabillis 
pratis boscis pasturis et vastis cum domibus edificatis et aliis suis pertinentiis pref atis 
Jankyn ap Phelip et Elzabeth uxori sue [et] heredibus de eorum corporibus 
inter eosdem legitime procreatis a festo Purificationis beate Marie virginis ante 
datum presencium usque ad finem termini et per terminum septuaginta annorum 
extunc proxime sequencium et plenarie complendorum. Et ulterius pro defectu 
heredis de corporibus predictorum Jankyn et Elzabeth uxoris ejus ex tunc liceat 
medietas predicta grangie cum pertinenciis integris revertantur rectis heredibus 
ejusdem Jankyn' ap Phelip durante termino predicto. Reddendo inde annuatim 
prefatis abbati et conventui et successoribus suis pro medietate predicta grangie 
cum pertinentiis sex solidos et iiij°''- denarios ad quodlibet festum Sancti Michaelis 
arohangeli prout alii tenenti {sic) solvere solent et usitant et octo aucarum {sic) pro 



1808 



dimidio decime de Court Bechan et predictas aucas reddendo in tempore messionis 
vel autumpnis {sic) et sectam curie dicti abbatis ad homagium de Horgrove 
secundum consuetudinem manerii ibidem et heriectum cum aociderit post decessum 
cujusHbet tenentis secundum consuetudinem manerii ibidem et quilibet tenens 
solvet pro ingressu duos capones vel quatuor denarios. Et ulterius predicti Jankyn 
ap Phelip et Elzabeth uxor sua heredes et executores sui medietatem predictam 
grangiam {sic) cum pertinentiis reparabunt sustentabunt et manute[ne]bunt sump- 
tibus suis propriis durante termino predicto et in fine termini predicti in bono statu 
dimittent. Et si dictus redditus a retro fuerit in parte vel in toto et non solutum 
in festo predicto et nulla sufficiens districcio in eadem medietate predicta grangie 
cum pertinentiis extunc bene licebit prefatis abbati et conventui et successoribuB 
suis in medietatem predictam grangie cum singulis suis pertinentiis reintrare et 
in pristino statu retinere et hiis indenturis non obstantibus. Et ulterius predicti 
abbas et conventus et successores sui medietatem predictam grangie cum aliis suis 
pertinentiis prefatis Jankyx ap Phelip et Elzabeth uxori sue heredibus de 
eonim corporibus inter eosdem legitime procreatis ac rectis heredibus ejusdem 
Jankyn si acciderit contra omnes gentes warantizabunt et defendent in modo et 
forma predicta durante termino predicto. In cujus rei testimonium hiis inden- 
turis partes predicte tam sigilla parcium quam sigillum commime monasterii 
predicti sunt appensa^ {sic). 

Datum in domo capitulari monasterii antedicti die loco et anno supradictis. 

Imperfect seal in red wax, common seal of the Abbot and Convent of Margam. 
See Birch, Catal. qf Seals, No. 3,608. 

Endorsed — ' 1518. Stormej. Jenken Philipe. Irrotulatur.' 

(1) This sentence is fanlty in grammar, and the whole text has bcen carelessly dra\vn up. 



1809 



MCCCYIII. 

PETITION BY WILLIAM YBMAN, OF THE DIOCESE OF 
LLANDAFF, TO THE POPE, FOR SUNDRY INDULGENCES 
GRANTED BY JULIUS, CARDINAL AND VICE-CHAN- 
CELLOR, AND EXEMPLIFIED BY THOMAS HALSEY, BISHOP 
OF LEIOHLIN, PENITENTIARY OF THE PAPAL COURT. 

[Brit. Mus., Stowe Ch., 621.] 

21 March. 1518. 

Beatissime pater ut animarum saluti devotorum oratorum vestrorum Willelmi 

Yeman laici ejusque uxoris et eorum utriusque sexus liberorum Landavensis 

dioceseos salubrius consulatur . Supplicant humiliter Sanctitati vestre dicti 

oratores quatinus eis et eorum cuilibet specialem gratiam facientes ut confessor 

idoneus secularis vel cujusvis ordinis regularis presbiter quem quilibet ipsorum 

duxerit eligendum ipsos et eorum quemlibet a quibus jus excommunicacionis 

suspensionis et interdioti aliisque ecclesiasticis sentenoiis censuris et penis a jure 

vel ab homine quavis occasione vel causa latis ac votorum quorumcunque et 

ecclesie mandatorum transgressionibus perjuriorum et homicidii casualis vel 

mentalis reatibus manuum violentarum in quasvis personas ecclesiasticas non 

tamen prelatos de preterito injectionibus jejuniorum horarumque canonicarum ac 

divinorum ofiBciorum et penitentiarum injunetarimi in toto vel in parte omis- 

sionibus, necnon ab omnibus et singulis eorum peccatis criminibus et delictis 

quantumcunque gravibus et enormibus de quibus corde contriti et ore eonfessi 

fuerint etiam si talia f orent propter que sedes apostolica merito foret consulenda . 

De reservatis exceptis contentis in BuUa ' Cene Domini ' semel in vita et in mortis 

articulo de aliis vero eidem sedi non reservatis casibus totiens quotiens opus fuerit 

absolvere et pro commissis penitentiam salutarem injungere . Vota vero que- 

cunque ultramarine visitationis liminum apostolorum Petri et Pauli de Urbe ac 

Jacobi in Compostella necnon religionis et castitatis votis dumtaxat exceptis in 

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alia pietatis opera eommutare et juramenta quecunque siue juris alieni prejuditio 
relaxare, necnon semel in vita et in mortis articulo plenariam omnium peccatorum 
suorum remissiouem auctoritate apostolica impendere valeat, lieeatque cuilibet 
oratorum nobili aut graduato vel presbitero habere altare portatile cum debitis 
reverentia et honore super quo iu locis ad hoc congruentibus et honestis etiam 
non sacris et ecclesiastico interdicto ordinaria auctoritate suppositis dummodo 
causam non dederint hujusmodi interdicto etiam antequam elucescat dies circa 
tamen diurnam lucem in sua et familiarium suorum domesticorum presentia 
missas et alia divina officia celebrare per seipsos qui presbiteri sunt aut pro 
tempore erunt seu per alios sacerdotes celebrari facere ac tempore interdicti 
hujusmodi divinis interesse • Eucharistiam et alia ecclesiastica sacramenta sine 
alicujus prejuditio preterquam in Pasehate recipere . Et decedentium eorundem 
oratorum corpora sine funerali pompa ecclesiastice tradi possint sepulture . Et 
insuper ut unam vel duas ecclesias aut duo vel tria altaria in partibus ubi 
singulos oratores residere contigerit quadragesimalibus et aliis diebus stationum 
urbis RoME visitando tot et similes indulgentias ac peccatorum remissiones eonse- 
quantur quas consequerentur si singulis diebus eisdem singulas dicte urbis et 
extra eam ecclesias propter stationes hujusmodi visitari solitas personaliter visi- 
tarent . Preterea eisdem quadragesimalibus et aliis temporibus prohibitis de 
utriusque medici consilio . ovis butiro caseo et aHis lacticiniis et carnibus uti et 
frui. Ceterum ut singule oratriees una eum aliis honestis mulieribus quater in 
anno quecunque monasteria monialium cujusvis et etiam Sancte Clare ordinis 
de licentia inibi presidentium ingredi ac cum eisdem monialibus conversari 
dummodo ibidem uon pernoctent possint et valeant concedere diguemini de gratia 
speciali, non obstantibus constitutionibus et ordinationibus apostolicis ac cancel- 
larie apostolice regulis ceterisque contrariis quibuscunque. 

Et de reservatis semel in vita et in mortis articulo premissis exceptis ut supra. 
Et de reservatis sedi predicte casibus totiens quotiens opus fuerit ut supra 
Et de commutatione votorum et relaxatione juramentorum ut premittitur. 



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Et de plenaria remissione et absolutione serael in vita et in mortis articulo 

ut supra. 
Et de altari portatili oum clausula ' aute diem ' et in locis interdictis ut supra. 
Et de tempore interdicti corpora oratorum ecclesiasiice tradi possint sepulture. 
Et de indulgentiis stationum urbis K.ome visitando ecclesias vel altaria ut 

supra. 

Et de esu ovorum butyri casei et aliorum lacticiniorum ac carnium ut sapra. 

Et de iogredieudo monasteria monialium pro mulieribus tantum ut profertur. 

Et cum derogatione cancellarie apostolice regularum in contrarium editarum. 

Et quod presentium transumptis auctenticis fides detur que similiter vel ad 

partem pro quolibet oratore aliis omissis etiam exprimeud<.) nomina et 

cognomina uxorum et liberorum fieri possit. Et quod presentes durent 

ad vitam singulorum oratorum et eorum sola signatura sufficiat ubique. 

Ooncessum ut petitur in presentia domini nostri Pape . Julius vicecancellarius. 

Thomas^ Dei et apostolice sedis gratia episcopus Leglinensis domini nostre 

Pape penitentiarius in Romana curia residens universis et singulis presentes 

litteras sive presens publicum transumpti instrumentum inspecturis visuris 

lecturis pariter et audituris salutem in domino. 

Notura facimus et attestamur per presentes quod litteras originales confes- 
sionalis quarum copia preinseritur vidimus tenuimus legimus et diligenter 
inspeximus easque manu reverei\dissimi in Christo patris et domini domini Julii 
miseratione divina titulo Sancti Laurbntii in Damaso presbiteri cardinalis 
de Medicis Sancte Romane ecclesie viceeancellarii in presentia domini nostri 
Pape et de ejus mandato signatas fuisse et esse reperimus idcirco ad oratorum 
in preinserta et eisdem originalibus nominatorum preces et instantiam ipsas 
omissis nonnullorura aliorum oratorum nominibus et cognominibus per notarium 
publicum ac penitentiarie apostolice clericum inscriptum transumi et exemplari 
ac in hanc publicam transumpti formara redigi et subscribi mandavimus sigillique 
oommunis officii dominorum penitentia^-iorum jussimus et fecimus appensione 



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communiri decernentes huic presenti transumpto talem et tantam fidem adhi- 
bendam fore quaiis et quauta eisdem originalibus adhiberetur si in medium 
producerentur. 

Datum RoME in domo habitationis nostre sub anno Nativitatis Domini mille- 
simo quingentesimo decimo octavo indictione sexta die vero vigesima prima 
mensis Martii Pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri 
domini Leonis divina providentia Pape decimi anno sexto presentibus ibidem 
venerabilibus viris dominis Johanne Berthelot et Bono Jolyti clericis 
CenoivIanensis et Qebennensis dioceseos testibus ad preraissa vocatis atque 
rogatis. 
Notariai Et ego JoHANNES BoYCEAU clericus PiCTAVENSis diocescos auctoritate 

mark here. _ ... ... 

apostolica notarius ac sacre penitentiarie apostolice clericus quia pre- 
missis omnibus unaoura prenominatis testibus presens fui . Ideo hoc presens 
publicum transumpti instrumentum manu alterius fideliter scriptum subscripsi 
et siguavi in fidem omnium premissorum requisitus et rogatus. 

Seal, originally in a tin case appended hy a hempen cord, wanting. 

Yeman is probably Yeoman, a burgess familj' long settled at Cardiff, and commemorated now or recently 
in ' Yeoman Street.' 

(1) Brady writes :— ' This Thomas Halsey is mentioned in a letter in the Rawlinson MSS. in the 
Bodleian, the 17th of January, 1518, and written from Rome by the Bishop of Worcester :— "Here is the 
Bishop of Leighlin [in Ireland] alias named Bishop Thomas, and by his bishopric iu Ireland hath nothing. 
The Cardinal of York, that was. with his fair promises caused him to take the habit of a bishop, saying 
that he would have provided for him of benefices, albeit he never had nothing for him ; and likewise the 
Cardinal Adrian took him in his service, and also with fair promises deceived him, f or that the poor bishop 
hath nothing save the penitentiaryship, of the which he may not live as a servaat." [Rawlinson MSS. 484.] 
He died about the year I521, and was buried in the Savoy Churoh, in London.' Episc. Snccesiion, p. 358. 



1813 



MCCCIX. 

LEASE BY JOHN, ABBOT OE MARG-AM, TO JEVAN AP DAVID 
AP JANKYN, JONETA VERZ THOMAS, HIS WIFE, AND 
JOHN, HIS SON, OF TITHES NEAR FYNON OATTUKE, 
FOR SEVENTY YEARS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

5 AuG. 10 Hen. VIII. 1518. 

Hec indentura facta apud Morgan quinto die Augusti anno regni Regis 
Henrici ootavi post conquestum decimo inter Joahnnem Gtruf' abbatem 
monasterii beate Marie virginis de Morgan et ejusdem loci conventus ex parte 
una et Jevan ap David ap Jankyn . Jonetam verz Thoeas uxorem suam et 
Johannem ap Jevan filium eorundem ex parte altera testatur quod predicti 
abbas et conventus tradiderunt eoncesserunt et ad firmam dimiserunt prefatis 
Jevan . Jonete uxori sue et Johanni filio eorundem et assignatis suis duas 
parcellas decimarum garbarum prout predicti (sic) parcelle jacent a regale 
via que existet juxta Fynon Gattuke usque rivuUum vocatum Ogmore vide- 
licet una de predictis parcellis jacet apud Penvey et Trerauell' que quidem 
parcella pertinet domui sutoinim domini abbatis et conventus monasterii 
predicti et altera parcella pertinet ad subselariam predictorum abbatis et 
conventus monasterii predicti nuper in manibus Llewellin Weythe. Haben- 
dum et tenendum predictas duas parcellas decimarum garbarum cum singulis 
suis pertinentiis prefatis Jevan ap David ap Jankyn . Jonete verz Thomas 
uxoris sue et Johanni filio eorundem heredibus et assignatis suis a festo Sancti 
Michaelis archangeli proxime futuro post datum presenoium usque ad finem 
termini et per terminum septuaginta annorum extunc proxime sequenoium et 
plenarie complendorum. Reddendo inde annuatim prefatis abbati et conventui 
et succefisoribus suis xiij°™- solidos iiu'"'- denarios pro Penvey et Trerauell' 
pro solutione ad domum sutorum monasterii predioti et quinque solidos pro 



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altera parcella antedicta pro sokicione ad subselariam monasteru predicti annu- 
atim ad quemlibet festum annunciacionis beate Marie. Et si dictus redditus 
a retro fuerint in parte vel in toto ultra quindecim dies post aliquem festorum 
antedictorum et nulla sufficiens districtio in eisdem iiivenire potest extunc 
bene licebit prefatis abbati et conventui et successoribus suis in predictis duabus 
parcellis decimarum garbarum cum suis pertinentiis reintrare reseisire et in 
pristino statu rehabere Liis indenturis non obstantibus. Et predicti abbas et 
oonventus et successores sui predictas duas parcellas decimarum garbarum cum 
suis pertinentiis prefatis Jevan [ap] David ap Jankyn . Jonete uxori sue et 
JoHANNi filio eorundem heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes waran- 
tizabunt et defendent termino predicto in modo et forma antedicta. lu cujus 
rei testimonium hiis indenturis partes predicte tam sigillum eommune monasterii 
antedicti qiiain sigilla parcium antedictarum alternatim sunt appensa {sic). 

Datum in domo capitulari monasterii antedicti die et anno supradictis. 

Common seal of Margam Abbey, red wax, imperfect. See Birch, Cata/. 
ot Seals, No. 3,608. 

Endorsed — ' Jevan [ap] David ap Jankyn.' 

MCCCX. 

LEASE FOR THREE LIVES BY REES MAUNXELL, ESQ., TO 
JOHN HOWELL, JOHAN HIS WIFE, AND WILLIAM 
THEIR SON, OF LANDS AT lUON-YS-FORDE AND 
KITTILL [IN PENRICE?]. 

[Margam Charter.] 

7 OcT. 10 Hen. VIIL 1518. 

This Indentur madde be twyne Rees Maunx'll esqwyer of that on' parte and 
John' Howell' hosbondman' of the tother parte wittnes' that the forsaid Rees 
demyssyth and to ferme lettith to the forsaid John' and Johan' his wiff' and 



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WiLLiAM his son for the terme of ther livis a tenment liyg' at Iuon ys forde 
contenyng exiiu. aqiires eredelond wit a litili medo and Mares Hilles wit vu. 
aqures eredelande leyng' In the west' part of the Kittill' wit buschis and 
bremmylles be the west' hege to have and to holde the forsaid tenment wit the 
forsaid landes to the said John and Johan and William for terme of ther 
livys ildyng' there for yerly to Rees Maunx'll and his eyres xxus. iiud. of 
lawfuU money to be payd half at the fest of Passche and the tothere halfe at 
the fest of Saynt Myzchell' the arkangell' be evyn poroion and a riall' heriet 
when it fallyth wit costum sewtte and servyce as it hath' byn' ussual' . In tym' 
past . AUsothe said John' . Johan' and William byndes them be this presentes 
Indentur to kyppe abull' reparacion . And so to leve it at the terme ys ende . 
In wittnes' here of the partes aboue named . Interchangeabull' putt to there 
Selis the vu^^- day of October the x. yere of the renyng' of our soffren lord 
Kyng' Harre the viu*''- 

Small seal, red wax, an ornamental device. 

MCCCXI. 

EXTRACT FROM THE COURT ROLL OF JOHN, ABBOT OF 
MARGAM, SETTINO OUT BOUNDARIES OF LAND IN 
THE HANDS OF THOMAS AP ORUFF', AND OTHERS. 

[Harl. Charter, 75 A. 49.] 

11 OcT. 11 Hen. VIIL 1519. 

Ouria domini Johannis abbatis de Morgan ibidem tenta xi°- die Octobris anno 
regni Regis Henrici octavi undecimo coram Thoma ap David ap Ho' tunc ibidem 
senescallo. Ad predictam curiam inquisitio exofficio ibidem capta ad inquirendum 
de metis et boundis terrarum et tenementorum existentes (sic) modo in mauibus 
Thome ap Oruff' ap David Echan vooatorum Pen Nyth Waylod videlicet per 
sacramenta David Dyo . Llen' David ap Jevan ap Res . Llen' ap Oruff' Groz . 



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EicARDi HoPKYN . Dyo Grono ap David Deu . Thome Hopkyn . Jevan ap 
Gruff' Whit . GuiLiM Gruff' Hyr . Thome Morgan . Thome Dyo ap Gl'i 
et Jankyn ap Gruff' Hyr qui jurati et onerati dicunt per eorum sacramenta 
quod mete et bounde terrarum et tenementorum predictorum cum pertinentiis sunt 
ab anguli {sic) clausure Jevan Thuy sic ultra lacum ibidem usque Lether Teley 
et sicut ducet ab illa terra Lether Telley usque altam viam et ab alta via 
duo[ente] per moram ibidem vocatam Gorse usque ad locum vocatum Talken' 
Henglawth et ab hoc loco sicut ducet vetus fossa ibidem usque moram vocatam 
Gorse et de hoc loco prout metas per mediam dictam Gorse versus puteum 
oarbonis ibidem ubi jacent duos lapites et ab hoc loco ducet versus veterem 
fossam de pratis vocatis Gweyn Deveyd et sic usque lapites vocatos Mayn 
Lloydon juxta altam viam et sio ultra viam usque Keven y Garn' Issa et sic 
inter lapites congregantes ibidem vocatos y' Garn' usque Garn' Ycha et ab hoo 
loco usque fontem ibidem origit (sic) prope clausum Gruff' ap Res et ultime per 
metas et boundas suprascriptas propter majorem evidenciam predictus Thomas ap 
Gkuff' ap David Echan juravit super librum evangeliorum Dei et detulit illum 
librum prout consuetudinem manerii per totas metas et boundas suprascriptas.^ 
In cujus rei testimonium senesoallus predicte curie sigillum suum apposuit. 
Datum die loco et anno suprascriptis. 

(1) The custora of carrying the Book of the Gospels round the bounds, herein described, is curious. 

MCCCXII. 
ACQUITTANCE BY SIR MATHYAS CEADOCK, KNT., TO SIE 
EICE MAUNXELL, OF ALL CLAIMS ON CEETAIN 

MANOES IN GOWEE, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

10 Jan. 11 Hen. VIIL 1520. 
To air men' to whom' this wryting shall' come Mathie Cradock knyght' 
gretyng. 



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Wher' as certain persones recouered the maner of Oxinwyche with the 
appertenaunces ayenst Edithe Maunxell' wydow by a wryte of entre in the post 
in the Sher' of Gower' to the use of the said Edithe for terme of her liff 
And after her decesse to the use of the said sir Mathie Cradock unto suche 
terme as I the said sir Mathie had receuyd of the rentes reuenuz issues and 
profutes of the said maner the sorame of sevyn' scor' thirten' poundes six 
shilliuges eight pens for that I the said sir Mathie paied sevyn' scor' 
thirten' poundes six shillinges eight peus to John' Buttiller' the elder esquier 
for the mariage of Alice Maunxell' doghter of the said Edithe maried to 
John' Buttiller the yonger son' of the said John' Buttiller the elder as by 
indentures of couenauntes therofE made betwen' me the said sir Mathie on the 
oon' partie And the said Edythe on the othre partie more plainly dothe appier' . 
Know ye that I the said sir Mathie haue receuyd the said sevyn' scor' thirten' 
poundes six shillinges eight pens of the rentes reuenuz and refutes of the said 
maner . Know ye also that I the said sir Mathie haue receuyd of Rice Maunxell' 
8on' and heir' of Jankyn' Maunxell' and of Edithe late his wiff' oon' hundred 
markes whiche I the said sir Mathie have paied to Watkyn' Vaghan' of 
Tretowr' for a dede wherby the same Watykn' relessed all' the right that he 
had to the said Rice in the maner of Penrice and Porteynon' and othre manerz 
landes and tenements iu Gower' . Know ye also that I the said sir Mathie haue 
receuyd of the said Rice two hundred fyfty poundes sterlinges for the mariage 
of the same Rice and fowr hundred markes for the mariage of Elenour late wifE 
of the said Rice . of whiche sommes of mouey and of all' othre sommes aad 
parcelles of money and dueties whatseouer they be whiche the said B,ice aught 
to me the said sir Mathie any time befor' the date her'off I knowlege my selff 
wele and truely to be contentyd aunswered and paied . And the said Rice his 
heirez and executourz thereoff acquited and discharged . And for all' and singlar 
sommes of money befor' said and othre the premisses know ye me the said sir 
Mathie by thes presentes to haue remised and relessed to the said Rice almauer 

10 c 



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of accions and demaundes . In wytnes wheroff unto thes presentes I haue put my 
seale . Yeven' the x"' day of Januarii the xi*^'' yer' of the reign' of King Henry 
the viTJ*''- 

(Signed) Mathyas Cradoke K. 
Small signet seal of ornamental shape, red wax ; indistinct, a boar's head, for 
Cradock. 

Edith Keeue or Kyne was widow of .Tenkin aad mother of Sir Rice Mansell. Philip, the f ather of Jenkin, 
fell in the W;irs of the Eoses, and was attainted, but the attainder was reversed in the person of Jenkin 
his son in 1485. Sir Mathew, who waa the moneyed man of those parts. and who had married Edith, sister of 
Jeukin, no doubt had advanced mouey to her family, which this deed shews to have been repaid. 

The pedigree disclosed by this deed appears to be as foUow.s : — 

Joha Buttiller. Jankyn Maunxell=Edithe. 



John Buttiller=Alice. Rice=Eleuour. 



MCCCXIII. 

QUIT-CL.VIM BY WILLIAM LLOYD THOMAS AP HOELL', 
SENIOR, OF BRISTOL, DRAPER, [TO RICHARD THOMAS 
AP HOELL'], OF TENEMENTS CALLED LLOYNE OLADES 
AND CARNE LLOYD, IN LLANGONYD. 

[Margam Charter.] 

29 May. 12 Hen. VIII. 1520. 

Sciant p. et f. quod ego Willelmus Lloyd Thomas ap Hoell' senior de 
Brystow draper remississe relaxasse et omnino pro me et heredibus meis imper- 
petuum quietem {sic) clamasse totum jus meum et clameum que unquam habui 
habeo vel in futurum habere potero de et in unum tenementum vocatum Lloynk 
G-lades et in unam parcellam terre jacentem infra Cume Owillim et unum 
tenementum vocatum Carne Lloyd cum omnibus dictis pertinentiis jacentibus 
infra parochiam de Llangonyd infra dominium de Tere zarle que quedem (sic) 
dicta dua tenementa et dicta parcella terre dictus Ricardus Thomas ap Hoell' 
existat in sua plena et pacifica possessione. Et ego vero predictus Willelmus et 



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heredes mei omnia dicta tenemeuta et pareellam terre cum omnibus diotis perti- 
nentiis dicto Ricardo et heredibus suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et 
imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti 
oarte mee sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Thomas ap John' ap Jankyn 
de Brygan generosus . Yeuan ap Ll'en . David Yoroth . Dyo ap Hoell' 
GwYN . Q-uTTo David ap Rychart . Thomas ap Thomas ap Johan et multis 
aliis. 

Datum vicesimo nono die mensis Maii anno duodecimo regni Regis Henrici 
oetavi post conquestum. 

Lump seal in red wax, a mere fragment ; initials, V.P. 

The grammar of this tleed, liko that of many others of the iieriod, is very faulty. 

MCCCXIV. 
LEASE BY JOHN, ABBOT OF MARGAM, TO WILLIAM AP 
JEVAN AP HO' AND MARGARET HIS WIFE, OF LAND 
OF THE GRANGE, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

10 JuLY. 13 Hen. VIII. 1521. 

Hec indentura facta apud Morgan decimo die Julii anno regni Regis 
Henrici octavi tercio decimo inter Johannem abbatem monasterii beate Marie 
virginis de Morgan' et ejusdem loci conventum ex parte una et Willelmum ap 
Jevan ap Ho' et Margaretam uxorem ejus ex parte [altera] testatur quod 
predicti abbas et conventus unanimi assensu et consensu tradiderunt concesserunt 
et ad firmam dimiserunt prefato Willelmo et Margarete uxori ejus parcellam 
terre de Grangia nostra cum duabus clausuris terre cum singulis suis perti- 
nentiis modo existentem in manibus Willelmi ap Thomas et Nest filie Jevan 
uxoris ejus videlicet una de predictis clausuris jacet juxta le Grene Way et 
quondam fuit in manibus Ho' ap Jevan ap Jankyn et altera clausura vocata 



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terra Gtamlass quondam in manibus Thomas Duy exceptis decimis preter decimis 
garbarum. Habendum et tenendum predictam parcellam terre cum predictis 
duabus clausuris cum singulis suis pertinenciis prefato Willelmo et Margarete 
uxori ejus heredibus et assignatis ejusdem Willelmi usque ad terminum et per 
terminum septuaginta annorum post finem termini predioti Willelmi ap 
Thomas et Nest filie Jevan uxoris ejus extunc proxime sequentis et pienarii 
(sic) complendi. Reddendo inde annuatim prefatis abbati et conventui et 
successoribus suis pro predicta parcella in Grangia nostra octo solidos et iiu'"^ 
denarios ad quodlibet festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli et hokday equis 
porcionibus . et pro predictis clausuris tresdecim solidos et iiu*"' denarios ad 
quodlibet [festum] assumpcionis beate Marie virginis et si dictus redditus 
aretro fuerit in parte vel in toto per quindecim dies ultra festum quo solvi 
debeat et nuUa sufficiens districcio in predictis terra et clausuris inveniri potest 
extuno liceat prefatis abbati et conventui et successoribus suis in omnibus et 
singulis predictis terris et clausuris cum pertinentiis reintrare [et] retinere 
quousque prediotus redditus cum arreragiis si que fuerint plenarie satisfactus et 
hiis indenturis non obstantibus . et predicti abbas et conventus et successores sui 
predictam parcellam terre cum predictis clausuris et omnibus suis pertinentiis 
prefatis Willelmo et ]^[argarete uxori ejus heredibus et assignatis predicti 
Willblmi contra omnes gentes warantizabunt et defendent sicut predictimi est. 
In cujus rei testimonium hiis indenturis partes predicte tam sigillum commune 
monasterii antedicti quam sigilla parcium alternatim apposuerunt. 

Datum in domo oapitulari mouasterii antedicti die [et] anno supradiotis. 

Imperfect seal, red wax ; commoii seal of Margam Abbey as before. Birch, 
Catal. ot Sen/s, No. 3,608. 



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MCCCXV. 
AN EXTRACT FROM THE COURT ROLL OF JOHN, ABBOT 
OF MAROAM, AT HAVOD PORTHE, WHEREBY RICHARD 
HOPKYN AND HIS SONS ARE ADMITTED TO TENEMENTS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

8 OcT. 13 Hen. VIII. 1521. 
Havod Porthe. Curia domini Johannis abbatis de Margan ibidem teuta 
octavo die Octobris anno regni Regis Henrici octavi tercio-dec[imo] coram 
Thoma ap David ap Howell' tunc ibidem senescallo. 

Ad quam venerunt Ricardus Hopkyn', Hopkyn ap Richard et Jevan ap 

RiCHARD filii predicti Ricardi et ceperunt de domino unum ten prati 

bosoi pasture et vasti cum omnibus suis pertinentiis quondam in mauibus Grono 
OuRRE cum dimidia parte de Keveno[mroch] ibidem jacente per antiquas metas 
et boundas a diu usitatis, ae eciam ceperunt de domino unum tenementum 

vooatum Ton yr ten*e arabilis prati pasture bosci et vasti cum singulis suis 

pertinentiis sicut priusquam fuit in manibus Johannis Wi Habendum 

et tenendum predicta duo tenementa cum dim[idia] Kevenomroch et aliis suis 

pertinentiis prefatis Ricardo Hopkyn, Hopkyn et Jevan ap Richard 

filiis predicti Ricardi ad terminum vite eorum et eorum unius diucius viventis. 

Reddendo inde annuatim abbati et successoribus suis ad quemlibet festum 

Sancti Michaelis archangeli pro predictis duo tenementis vu^- xi"^- et pro sexta 
parte Mynych Veghan iiij''- cum secta curie bis in anno videlicet proxima curia 
post festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli [et] post festum sanctorum Philippi 
et Jacobi et herietum cum acciderit secundum consuetudinem raanerii ibidem et 

predictus dat pro primo iugressu suo et quilibet eorum post alterius 

decessum reddet xu'^- pro ingressu et sic habent inde seisinam et tecerunt domino 
fidelitatem. lu cujus copie testimonium sigillum dicti senescalli est appensum. 

Datum die supradicto. 

Small fragment of signet seal, red wax : an eagle rising reguardaut. 



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MCCCXVI. 

GRANT BY GEORGE, BISHOP OF LLANDAFF, TO HOWELL 
CARNE, OF THE MANOR OF LITTLE NASH, AT A YEARLY 
RENT OF THIRTY-ONE SHILLTNGS. 

[Carne MS.] 11 Dec. 13 Hen. VIII. 1521. 
Georgius permissione divina Landavensis episcopus universis sancte matris 
ecclesie filiis ad quos presens scriptum nostrum pervenerit salutem graciam et 
benedictionem. Sciatis nos dedisse concessisse ac presenti carta nostra confirmasse 
pro nobis et successoribus nostris dilecto nobis in Christo Howelo Carne 
manerium nostrum de Parvo Ffraxino alias Litell Nasshe cum omnibus et 
singulis suis pertinentiis ac eciam terris tenementis pratis pascuis pasturis boscis 
8u[b]boscis et redditibus necnou cum omnibus et singulis commoditatibus emolu- 
mentis et proficuis quibuscunque eidem manerio qualitereunque pertinentibus 
sive spectantibus. 

Habendum et tenendum predictum manerium cum omnibus et singulis suis 
pertinentiis ac eeiam terris tenementis pratis pascuis pasturis boscis su[b]bosci8 et 
redditibus uecnon cum omnibus et singulis eommoditatibus emolumentis et 
proficuis quibuscunque eidem manerio qualitercunque pertinentibus sive spectanti- 
bus pref ato Howelo Carne heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum. Eeddendo 
inde anuuatim nobis et suceessoribus nostris imperpetuum triginta et unum solidos 
legalis mouete Anglie . Solvendos semper ad ffestum Sancti Michaelis archan- 
geli pro omnibus aliis servitiis exactionibus et demandis salvis sectis curie nostre et 
successorum nostrorum ibidem. Et nos vero Georgius antedictus et successores 
nostri predictum mauerium cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinentiis ac eciam 
terris tenementis pratis pascuis pasturis boscis subboscis et redditibus necnon cum 
omnibus et singulis commoditatibus emolumentis et proficuis quibuscunque eidem 
manerio qualitercunque pertinentibus sive spectantibus predicto Howelo Carne 
heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et 
defendemus. 



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Sed si contigat aliquo tempore in futurum predictos redditus triginta et imius 
solidorum in parte vel in toto aretro esse non solutos per spaoium triginta dierum 
immediate sequentium post ffestum Sancti Michaelis archaugeli prenominatum 
et prelimitatum quod tunc bene licuerit nobis et successoribus nostris in predictum 
manerium nostrum cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinentiis ac etiam terris 
tenementis pratis pascuis pasturis boscis subboscis et redditibus necnon cum 
omnibus et singulis commoditatibus emolumentis et proficuis quibuscunque 
eidem manerio pertinentibus et qualitercunque spectantibus reintrare rehabere 
et retinere et in pristino statu quiete atque pacifice possidere ac prefatum 
HowELUM Carne heredes et assignatos suos quoscunque ab supradicto manerio 
terris tenemontis pratis pascuis pasturis boscis subboscis et redditibus nostris 
necnon cum omnibus et singulis commoditatibus emolumentis et proficuis quibus- 
cunque eidem manerio pertinentibus et spectantibus totaliter expellere et 
removere non obstante hoc presenti scripto nostro concessionis atque donacionis. 
In cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum presentibus apponi fecimus. 

Datam apud Richemownt in ospicio nostro undecimo die mensis Decembris 
anno domini millesimo quingentesimo vicesimo primo et nostre consecrationis 
anno quinto. 

The seal is gone. 

George Athequa, de Attica or Attien, was the Spanish Chaplain who came over with Queen Katheriue 
of Aragon. and who was thus provided for. Appoiuted Uth February, 1517 ; re.signed February. l.i3<;-7. 
He converted the leasehold of Little Nash iato a freehold by this deed. What fine he received for thus 
alienating a manor from the See does not appear. 

MCCOXVII. 

CONFIliMATION BY THE CHAPTER OF LLANDAFF OF 

THE BISHOP'S aRANT OF NASH IN FEE TO HOWEL 

CAIJNE. 

[Carne MS.] 7 Jan. 152L [1522.] 

Universis sancte matris ecclesie filiis ad quorum notioiam presentes litere 

pervenerint archidiaconus et capitulum ecclesie cathedralis Landavensis salutem 



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in eo qui est omnium vera salus. Noveritis nos inspexisse scriptum reverendi in 
Christo patris et domini domini Georgii permissione divina Landavensis 
episcopi in hec verba : — 

GrEORGius, etc, quinto as in No. mcccxvi. 

Quas quidem donationem concessionem et carte confii'mationem modo quo 
pref ertur factas utiles f ore reputantes pariter et honestas ac in nullo nobis aut 
succesBoribus nostris prejudiciales tractatu[m] mter nos in domo nostra capitulari 
Landavensi qui in hujusmodi donatione coucessione et carte confirmacionis 
requiritur sepius perhibentes^ . Ipsas donationem concessionem et carte coufirma- 
cionem sub forma in dicto scripto conteuta approbamus ratificamus et quantmn 
in nobis est tenore presencium confirmamus. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum 
nostrum commvme presentibus duximus apponendum. 

Datum in domo nostra capitulari Landavensi septimo die mensis Januarii 
anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo vicesimo primo. 

The seal is wanting. 

This is siuiply a recitation und confirmatiou or Cliarter No. MCCCXVI., by the Archdeacon and 
Chapter of Llandaff. under date llth December, l.i2l. It is unfortnnate that from hU these deeds the 
seals have been removed, with but one exception ; froui which, though but a fragment, it may be inferred 
that they were of gi-eat benuty as worke of art. 

(1) The readmg liere is obscure, possibly the M.S. should have been read • tractatu . . . prehabito.' 

MCCCXYIIl. 

LEASE FOR THREE LIVES BY ' RICE MAUNXELL, ESSQWYER, 
LORD OF OXMOCHE,' TO JOHN BENETT, HUSBANDMAN, 
GWENLL'YAN HIS WIFE, AND GENETT, HIS ELDEST 
DAUGHTER, OF TWO TENEMENTS NOT SPECIFIKD, AT 
AN ANNUAL RENT OF TWENTY-FIVE SHILLINOS; AND 
TWO HERIOTS, i.e., THE BEST BEAST AND FIVE 
SHILLINGS, *AND FOR HIS CUSTUM ERYNG' REPYNG' 
AND LEDYNG' AND GADDRYNG' OF HAY XVIIId.' 
[Makgam Charter.] 

15 OcT. 14 Hen. VIII. 1522. 



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MCCCXIX. 

ACaUITTANCE BY THE ABBOT OF TEWKESBURY TO THE 

ABBOT OF MAEOAM FOR RENT DUE. 

[Harl. Charter, 75 B. 1.] 

4 Nov. 14 Hen. VIII. 1522. 

Noverint universi per presentes nos Henricum permissione divina abbatem 
monasterii beate Marie virginis de Tewkysbury recepisse et habuisse die con- 
fectionis presencium de Johanne abbate monasterii beate Marie virginis de 
Morgan in comitatu GrLAMORGANCiE et Morgancie sexaginta solidos sterlin- 
gorum nobis prefato abbati de Tewkesbury debitos pro quodam annuali redditu 
exeunte de dicto monasterio de Morgan pro anno finiente ad festum omnium 
sanctorum ultimo preteritum, etc. 

Datum apud Tewkesbury predictam quarto die Novembris anno regni Regis 
Henrici octavi quarto decimo. 

The seal is that of Tewkesbury Abbey. There remains a small fragment of 
green wax. 

/ 

MCCCXX. 

DEED BY ARNOLD BUTLER AND OTHERS, FEOFFEES IN 
TRUST OF THE MANOR AND ADVOWSON OF EGLOYS 
BREWES FOR WM. BASSETT, ENFEOFFING DAVID AP 
JEVAN SEYS AND ANOTHER, IN THE MOIETY OF 
THE MANOR AND ADVOWSON THEREOF. 

[FONMON MS.] 

22 Nov. 14 Hen. VIII. 1522. 

Omnibus ad quos presens scriptum indentatum pervenerit Arnoldus 
BuTTiLLER . HowELLUs Carne . WiLLELMus Lewys geuerosi . HuGO Crok . 
HuGO YoRATH . et Laurencius ap Llewelyn presbyteri . et Robertus 

10 D 



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[Thomas] husbandman . salutem. Cum nos feoffati et seisiti sumus nobis et 
heredibus nostris de et in medietate manerii de Egloys Brewes cum pertinencii» 
ac de et in medietate advocationis ecclesiaB pai'ochialis de Egloys Brewes in 

comitatu Glamorganci-s; et MoRGANCiiE in ac de et in quadraginta 

acris terrsB viginti aeris prati viginti acris pasturae et triginta solidis reddituum 
oum pertinenciis in Egloys Brewes predicta ad usum Willelmi Bassett de 
Tregoff iu comitatu predicto generosi et heredum suorum . Ac cum dictus 
WiLLELMUS pro quadam pecunise summa sibi soluta per Davidum ap Jevan 
Seys de CowBRiDGE generosum et Willelmum ap John de Sancto Hillario in 
comitatu predicto yeoman barganizaverunt et vendiderunt iisdem Davido et 
Willelmo ap JoHN et heredibus suis prediotis medietatem predicti manerii cum 
pertineneiis ac medietatem advocationis ecclesiae predictse ac cetera ])remissa cum 
pertinenciis requirendo nos feoffamentum et statum inde prefato Davido et 
Willelmo ap JoHN et heredibus suis liberare et facere juxta formam burganiza- 

tionis et venditionis predictae pretextu . . . sciatis nos liberasse feoffasse 

et per presens scriptum confirmasso prefato David et Willelmo ap John pre- 
dictam medietatem predicti manerii cum pertinenciis ao predictam medietatem 
predicte advocationis ac cetera preraissa cum suis pertinenciis. Habendum et 
tenendum predictum medietatem predicti manerii cura pertinenciis ao medietatem 
dicte advocationis ac cetera premissa cum pertinenciis prefatis Davido et 
Willelmo ap John heredibus et assignatis suis in perpetuum de capitalibus 
dominis feodi illius per servicia inde prius debita et de jure eonsueta. 

Sciatis etiam nos prefatos Arnoldum . Howellum . Walterum . Hugonem . 
HuGONEM . Laurencium . et EiOBERTUM . ordinasso constituisse et locis nostris 
posuisse dilectos nobis in Christo J ankyn ap Inon . et Morgannum ap William . 
nostros veros et legitimos attornatos conjunctim et divisim nomine nostro ad 
intrandum in predictam medietatem predicti inanerii cura pertinenciis et medie- 
tatem predicte advooationis ac cetera premissa et plenam et pacifieam possess- 
ionem et seizinam inde deliberandum [vicibus] et nominibus nostris prefatis 



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Davido et WiLLELMo ap JoHN et heredibus suis secundum vim formam et 
effectum hujus scripti indentati . Ratum et gratum habentes et habituros totum et 
quicquid dicti attomati et eorum alter conjunctim et divisim fecerit seu feoerint 
in premissis. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto indentato sigilla 
nostra apposuimus. 

Datum vicesimo secundo die Novembris anno regni Regis Henrici octavi 
quarto decimo. Per me Arnoldum Buttiler . Howellum Carne . Hugonem 
Crok. Per me Willelmum Lewys. Per me Laurencium Llewelyn. Per 
me HuGONEM Torath . Eobertum [Thomas] . Sigillatum et deliberatum in 
presencia Hugonis Adam . Griffith Gybon . Jankyn Turbervil . 
Griffith Graunte . et Thomje Payne clerici. 

Seven seals in red wax, much defaoed. 



MCCCXXI. 

GRA.NT BY HOPKYN AP JANCKYN, OF PENDOYLOYNE, TO 
DAVID AP JEVAN SAYCE, BURGESS OF COWBRIDOE, 
OF LAND AT PENDOYLOYNE. 

[FONMON MS.] 

28 August. 15 Hen. VIII. ]523. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Hopkyn ap Janckyn de Pendoyloyne 
infra dominium de Talagarne ffranckelan[us] dedi concessi et hac presenti carta 
mea confirmavi David ap Jevan Sayce burgensi ville de Cowbrigge mercatori 
ooto acras terre bosoi et prati cum pertinentiis in Pendoyloyne predicto ao infra 
dominium antediotum vulgariter appellatas Q-wayne vab Moyle et Kayerpolth 
situatas ibidem inter terras predicti Hopkyn ex parte occidentali et ten-as 
Willelmi Mathew militis ex parte orientali et terras Dyo Thomas ap Janckyn 
ex parte australi et terras predicti Hopkyn ex parte boriali siout per suas 



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antiquas metas et bundas ibidem assignantur limitantur et oognoscuntur. 
Habendum ettenendum predictas oeto acras terre bosci et prati cum pertinentiis 
prefato David heredibus et assignatis ejus imperpetuum de capitalibus dominis 
feodorum illorum per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta. 
Et ego vero predictus Hopkyn et heredes mei predictas octo acras terre bosci et 
prati cum pertinentiis prefato Da"\'id heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes 
gentes warantizabimus et defendemus imperpetuum per presentes. In cujus rei 
testimonium huio presenti carte mee sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . 
HowELO Carne . et Johanne Stradlyng generosis . Janckyn Thomas ap 
Janckyn . Llewelyn ap John Lloyde . Gtuillim David ap Guillim . 
et multis aliis. 

Datum vicesimo ootavo die Augusti anno regni Regis Henrici octavi post 
conquestum Anglie quintodecimo. 

Fragment of a seal. 

MCCCXXII. 

QUITTANCE BY WILLIAM BASSETT TO DAVID AP JEVAN 
SEYS FOR A HUNDRED MARKS, THE PRICE OF A HALF 
PART OF THE MOIETY OF THE MANOR AXD ADVOWSON 
OF EOLOWISBREWIS. 

[FONMON MS.] 

8 AuG. 16 Hen. VIII. 1524. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Willelmum Bassett de Treffgoff infra 
comitatum Gtlamorganci^ et Morganci^ generosum recepisse et habuisse die 
confectionis presentis de David ap Jevan Sais de Cowbridge burgense et alder- 
manno centum marcas sterlingomm in plena solutione satisfactione et recompen- 
sione pro parte una dimidii manerii de Eglow^sbrewis et aliis hereditamentis ao 
etiam pro parte una dimidii advocationis ecclesiaB paroohialis ibidem cum 



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omnibus eorum pertinenciis. De quibus quidem centum marcis fateor me pree- 
fatum WiLLELMUM fore pagatum et persolutum [et] predictum David heredes 
et executores suos inde esse quietos in perpetuum per presentes. In cujus rei 
testimonium presenti sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum octavo die Augusti anno regni Regis Henrici ootavi post conquestum 
Anglije sextodecimo. 

Seal, red wax. Arms, a chevron between three huuting horns stringed. 

Legend — 'sigillum johannis [bassetJt.' 

Endorsed — ' Quittance hy William Bassett of Treguft', in the parish of 
Llancarvan, to David ap Jevan Sais of Cowbridge, for 100 marks, being 
the price of half the Manor and Advowson of Eglwys-Brewis. 8 August. 
16 Henry viii. a.d. 1524.' 

MCCCXXIII. 
LEASE BT JOHN ABBOT OF MARGAM, TO DAVID AP JOHN 
OF A SITE NEAK MARGAM AND KENFIO FOR BUILDINa 
A FULLING-MILL. 

[Harl. Charter, 75 A. 48.] 

Brit. Muselm. 14 May. 17 Hen. VIII. 1525. 

Hec indentura facta apud Morgan quarto decimo die Maii anuo regni Regis 
Henrici octavi decimo septimo inter Johannem G-[riffith] abbatem m . . . . 
virginis de Morgan et ejusdem loci conventus ex parte una et David ap John 
ap Ho[well] ex parte altera testatur quod predictus abbas et conventus 
tradid[erunt] et ad firmam dimiserunt prefato David ap John unam placeam 
vacuam ad edificandum molendinum fullonicum ubicunque sibi placuerit super 
aquam .... infra precinctum tenure sue cum cursibus aquarum eidem molendino 
pertinentibus et aliis necessitatibus et assiamentis eidem molendino pertinentibus 
.... concesserunt prefato David unam parcellam terre vaste que vocatur Blayn 
MALUKE VAUR prout jacet et ducet a dicto loco Blayn maluke usque viam 



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vocatam Blayn y Come et ab illa vadit usque lacunam vocatam Llynddwr cum 
decem acris prati montanie mensure Wallensie situati in boreali parte dicte 
Llyn ddwr et sic usque viam ducentem versus monasterium de Morgan usque 
Pant yssa subtus Lle te y caduo et sicut ducit ab illo loco usque rivulum 
vocatum Maluke una cum oninibus boscis existentibus apud Blayn com' 
Kbnfig in orientali paiie bosci concessi Morgano ap Thomas Robert. 
Habendum et tenendum predictam placeam ad edificandimi molendinum 
fullonicum cum cursu aquarum et aliis asiameutis eidem molendino pertinentibus 
una cum predicta parcella terre vasti et bosci sicut predictum est prefato David 
ap JoHN ap Ho[well] heredibus et assignatis suis a die confeccionis presencium 
usque ad finem termini et per terminum octoginta annorum ex tunc proximo 
sequentium et plenarie complendorum post datum presencium. Reddendo inde 
annuatim prefatis abbati et conventui et successoribus suis viginti denarios in 
termino Michaelis et herietum cum acciderit videlicet unum arietem. Et 
ulterius lecet {sic) prefatis abbati et successoribus suis pro defectu solucionis 
redditus predicti distringere et districciones retinere usque dictus redditus 
persohitus fuerit sicut patet in regularem indenturam. Et insuper predicti abbas 
et conventus et successores sui predictam placeam ad edificandum molendinum 
predictum cum cursibus aquarum et suis pertinentiis una cum predicta parcella 
terre vasti et bosci sicut predictum est prefato David ap John heredibus et 
assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabunt durante termino predicto in 
modo et forma antedicta. In cujus rei testimonium hiis indenturis partes 
predicte tam sigillum commune monasterii predicti quam sigillum dicti David 
alternatim sunt appens' (sic). 

Datum in domo capitulari monasterii antedicti die loco et anno supradictis. 
The seal, an oval in red wax, bears the Yirgin and Child beneath a canopy, and 
on either side a shield, dexter three clarions, sinister three chevronels. Beneath is 
the figure of an ecclesiastic, kneeling at a desk. The legend, much defaced, is — 

' 4- sigillum abbatis et conventus de margan.' 
It is figured in Birch's History of Marijani Ahbey. 



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MCCCXXIV. 

DEED OF ENFEOFFMENT BY J. TURBERVILE TO JAMES 
MATHEW AND OTHERS OF THE MANOR OF THEGESTON 
OR TYTHEaSTON, Etc. 

[FONMON MS.] 

29 May. 17 Hen. VIII. 1525. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum indentatum pervenerit 
JoHANNEs TuRBERViLE armiger salutem in Domino sempiternam. Sciatis 
me prefatum Johannem Turbervile dedisse et concessisse et hoc presenti 
scripto meo confirmasse Jacobo Mathew . Johanni Turbervile de Llang- 
blethan . Johanni Vaighan clerico . Edwardo Devan . Roberto Ragland . 
Jacobo Flemynge , Johanni ap Rees ap John . Johanni ap David . Johanni 

ap HOPKIN ap WlLLIAM ThOMAS . GtRIFFITH [GoUGH] . JOHANNI TURBERVILE 

de BoLSTON . HowELL [Gough] . Henrico Lewis . Ludovico Thomas ap 
HowELL . et JoHANNi Walsh . maueria mea de Thegeston . Penthelyn , ac 
quartam partem manerii de Westorchard in le Cherff necnon omnes terras 
et tenementa mea in New Castell hundred . Newton Nottage . Court 
Gwelevyn in Coyty . Tondu . Langan . et Gaston . cum omnibus et singulis 
suis pertinentibus ac omnia alia terras et tenementa mea redditus reverciones 
[pensioues] et servicia cum omnibus suis pertinenoiis in Thegeston . Penthelyn . 
ac in quartam partem manerii de Westorchard in le Cherff necuon omnes 
terras et tenementa mea in New Castell hundred . Newton Nottage . Court 
Q-WELEVYN in Coyty . Tondu . Langan . et G-aston. Habendum et tenendum 
omnia et singula prefata maneria terras ac tenementa et alia premissa cum suis 
pertinenciis prefato Jacobo Mathew . Johanni Turbervile de Langblethan . 
JoHANNi Vaighan clerico . Edwardo Devan . Roberto Ragland , Jacobo 
Flemynge . JoHANNi ap Rees ap John , Johanni ap David . Johanni ap 

HOPKYN ap WlLLIAM ThOMAS , GrIFFITH GoUGH , JoHANNI TuRBERVILE do 



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BOLSTON . HOWELL GoUGH . HeNRICO LeWIS . LuDOVlCO ThOMAS ap HOWELL . 

JoHANNi Walsh . et heredibus et assignatis suis de capitali domino feodi illius 
pro servicio inde debito et de me tenendum ad usum mei prefati Johannis 
TuRBERviLE et heredum masculorum de corpore meo legitime procreatorum 
secundum veram intentionem ultimse voluntatis Ricardi Turbervile patris 
mei et ego vero predictus Johannis Turbervile omnia predicta maneria terras 
et tenementa premissa cum pertinenciis prefato Jacobo Mathew . John 
TuRBERviLE de Llangblethan . Johanni Vaighan . Edwardo . Roberto . 
Jacobo Fleming . Johanni ap Rice ap John . Johanni ap David . Johanni 
ap HoPKYN ap "WiLLiAM Thome . [Griffith Gough] . JoHANNi Turbervile 
de Bolston . Howell Gtough . Henrico Lewis . Ludovico . et Johanni 
Walsh heredibus et assiguatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imper- 
petuum defendemus per presentes. lu cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto 
meo indentato sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum apud Thegeston predictum vicesimo nono die mensis Maii anno regni 
Regis Henrici octavi decimo septimo. 

Seal lost from the label. 

John Turberville, called " GloflE " (or the lame) wae abont the eighth lord of Tythegston of his name. 
He married Alice, daughter of John ap Robert Raglan, whose dower was assigned to her by a jnry, 18th 
February, 1527. Their final heir was their daughter Wenllian, who carried Tythegston to her husband, 
Watkyn Lougher of Sker, whence thepresent proprietor derives through heirs female. 

John Turbernlle of Llanblethian was eldest son of Jenkin of the same place, who waa a natural aon of 
Richard, f ather of the grantor of the Charter. 

Alice, a sister of John of Llaublethian, mHrried Thomas ap Griffith Goch. 

James Fleming was probably of Monkton. James is a name in the Robs and Aberaman branches of 
Mathew, and not common in any other. 



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MCCCXXV. 

GRANT BY WILLIAM DAVID AND LLEWELLYN DAVID 

TO DAVID SEYS OP A TENEMENT IN TALAOARN. 

[FONMON MS.] 

23 JuLY. 17 Hen. VIIL 1525. 
Soiant presentes et f uturi nos Willelmus David ap Gwelym et Llewei-inus 
David ap Gwelym dedisse concessisse et hao presenti carta nostra confirmasse 
David Seys aldermanno ville Coubrigie unum tenementum terre nuper David 
ap GrWELYM Q-rono prout jacet infra comitatum Glamorgancie etMoRGANCiE in 
dominio de Talagarn per suas antiquas metas et bundas inter terram Willelmi 
Mathe militis ex orientali parte et forestam Aberdare ex occidentali parte et 
etiara boreali et communem viam appellatam Portwey ex australi parte. 
Habeudimi et tenendum predictum tenementum terre cum omnibus et singulis 
suis pertinentiis prefato David Seys heredibus et assignatis suis de capitaiibus 
domiuis feodi iUius per redditus et servitia inde prius debita et de jure consueta 
in perpetuum. Et nos vero prefati Willelmus David ap Q-welym . et 
Llewelinus David ap Q-welym et heredes nostri predictum tenementum cum 
omnibus et singulis suis pertinentibus videlicet pratis pasturis boscis subboscis cum 
[et ?] vastis predicto David Seys heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes 
warantizabimus et inperpetuum defendemus per presentes. In cujus rei testi- 
monium huio presenti scripto uostro sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus . 
Hopkyn ap Janckin . Llewelino ap Jankyn Lloyd . Lewis ap Jorvard . 

cum multis aliis. 

Datum vicesimo tertio die Julii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi post con- 
questum decimo septimo. 

Two seals wanting. 

ralygarn, iii the Parish of Llantrisant, appears in the statiite of Henry VIII. as one of the 18 
Oantreds or Oommotes, or priiicipal divisions of the old Lordship, and seems to have had the right of 
'Pit and Gallows,' in Welsh, 'Pren a Ffwll.' The Lordship was held by Jenkins of Hensol, and 80 
passed to the Earls of Shrewsbury, Lords Talbot of Hensol, by whom it was sold to its present owner. The 
Manor House, amidst much new work, contains parts of the age of Henry VI., and the Ohapel, built by 
Sir Leoline Jeukins, and receutly rebuilt, stands on the edge of a very ancient site. 

10 E 



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MCCCXXVI. 

aEANT BT SIR JOHN RAGLAN TO THOMAS BAS8ET AND 
OTHERS OF RALEY MANOli, IN THE PARISH OF 
LLANTWIT. 

[FONMON MS.] 

10 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII. 1525. 

Sciant preseates et futuri quod ego Johannes Raglan miles dedi concessi et 
hao presenti carta mea confirmavi Thomae Basset . Thomae Hoghesfild . 
RoGERO BuTTON . et RoBERTO Raglan de LiswoRNEY . manerium meum de 
Raley cum omnibus aliis terris et tenementis redditibus servitiis et custumis 

cum omnibus dictis pertinenoiis jacentibus vel existentibus infra 

parochiam de Llantwit. Habendum et tenendimi predictum manerium et 
predictas terras et tenementa omnia premissa prefato Thomae Basset . Thomae 
Hoghesfild . RoGERO BuTTON . ct RoBERTO Raglan heredibus et assignatis 
suis in perpetuum de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servitia inde prius debita 
et de jure consueta. Et ego vero predictus Johannes Raglan miles predictum 
manerium et predictas terras et tenementa redditus servitia custumas cum omui- 
bus dictis pertinenciis prefato Thomae . Thomae . Rogero et Roberto et 
assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus et in perpetuum defendemus 
per presentes. lu oujus rei testimonium huic predicto scripto meo sigillum meum 
apposui. Hiis testibus . Roberto de Llantwit . Jacobo Turbill . Roberto 
Fleming generosis . Willelmo Legadro . et Hopkin Cowbridge . et multis 
aliis. 

Datum apud Llantwit decimo die Novembris anno regni Regis Henrici 
octavi septimo deoimo. 

Seal in red wax defaced. 

Llantwit-Raleigh 18 a sub-inanor of Llantwit. Basset, Button, Raglan, Tiu-bill or Turberville. and 
Fleming are members of well-known adjacent famiiies. 



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MCCOXXVII. 
CROWN LEASE TO RICHAED ADAMS, OF LANDS IN SULLY. 

[O. G. F.] 

29 April. 18 Hen. VIII. 1526. 

Henricus Dei gratia Rex Anglie et Francie et Dominus Hibernie ao 

dominus Glamorganc[ie] et Morganc[ie] Omnibus ad quos presentes litere 

nostre patentes pervenerint salutem. 

Soiatis nos concessisse 4- ^\. has literas nostras patentes ad ffirmam dimi- 

sisse RiCARDO Adams quinque acras pasture vocatas Horsemore et Gremore 

duas acras pasture vocatas Morlonde et unam ' "- dimidiam prati 

^ acram et ^ 

jaoentes infra Longemede in duobus locis ibidem jaoentibus infra dominium 
nostrum de Sully. Habendum et tenendum predictas paroellas pasture et prati 
cum suis pertinenciis prefato Ricardo heredibus et assignatis suis a ffesto Sancti 
MiCHAELis arohangeli ultimo preterito usque finem termini nonaginta et novem 
annorum proxime sequencium et plenarie oomplendorum. Reddendo inde 
annuatim nobis heredibus et assignatis nostris novem solidos et sex denarios 
sterlingorum solvendos ad festa ibidem usualia et principalia per equales 
porciones sectas ourie et herietta cum acciderint. In cujus rei testimonium has 
literas nostras fieri feoimus patentes. 

Dat' in oancellaria nostra de Kaerdiff sub sigillo canoellarie nostre ibidem 
penultimo die Aprilis anno regni nostri post oonquestum decimo octavo. 

The seal, in dark wax, is that of the Cardiff Chancery. The fragment shews 

the arms of France and England on one face, and on the other a figui'e on 

horsebaok. For full description of seal see Birch, Catal. of Seals. 

Endorsed — ' Irrotulatur in oompoto . Thome Webbe prepositi de Sullye coram 
auditore domini Regis ibidem de anno regni Regis Henrici viu. xxxiij*'°' 

Henry, with t,he Orown lands, inherited the Lordship of Glamorgan, and was also the mesne lord and 
owner of the manor of Sully, which is said to have been obtained by one of the Lords le Despenser in 
exchange from the Blounts. Tiie manor was subsequently leased and finally aold by the Crown to the 
Stradlings. 



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MCCCXXVIII. 
LEASE BY SIE REES MAUNXELL, KNT., OF THE BEWPERE, 
IN COUNTY GLAMORCAN, TO ROGER BAILLY, BUHaESS 
OF CARDIFF, OF A HOUSE AND GARDEN IN THE 
CASTLE BAILLY OF CARDIFF FOR NINETY YEARS, AT 
SrS SHILLINGS AND EIGHT PENCE PER ANNUM. 
[Margam Charter.] 

30 Nov. 18 Hen. VIII. [1526.J 
Seal goue. 

This is probably the ' lodging ' connected with land held bj Sir Rees nuder the tenure of Castle guard, 
then becoming obsolete. 

Sir Ree3'8 wife Vjeing the heiress of Beaupr6, he probably had a life interest in it or resided there, but it 
never became a part of the Mansell estates. 

MCCCXXIX. 

MARRIAGE CONTRACT BETWEEN SIR RYCE MANXELL OF 
BOWPER, AND CECILL, DAUGHTER OF JOHN DAWE- 
BRIOECOURT OF WOLSTON, CO. WARWICK. 

[Margam (Jharter.] 

19 June. 19 Hen. VIII. 1527. 

This indenture made betwen' Sir' Ryce Manxell' of Bowper, within' the 
countie of Q-lamorgan' in South Wales knyght on' the oon' parte and' John 
Dawebrigecourt of Wolston' in the countie of Warrwyke esquyer' and 
Roger' Myenours of Wyndlehill' in the countie of Darby esqujer' on the 
other partie Witnesseth' that it is covenaunted graunted condiscended' and agread 
by thiez presentes betwen' the seid' partiez in maner and forme folowjng' Fyrst 
the seid' Sir Rice covenaunteth promytteth and graunteth by thies presentes that 
he byfore the Feest of the Nativite of Sainct' John Baptist next ensuyng' the 
date hereof shall by the favour' of Ood' marie and take to his wifp Cecill' 
Dawebrigcourt doughter' of the seid' John' and' her' espouse and wedde after' 



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the lawes of holie churche if the seid' Cecill' therunto will' agree and' the lawe 
of holie churche it will' suffre, And' also the seid Cecill' byfore the said Feest 
shall marie and take to her' husbond the seid Sir' Eice and' hym' espouse and 
wedde after' the lawe of holie churche if the seid Sir' Rice will' thereunto agree 
and' the lawes of holie churche that will' suffre, More over the seid' Sir Rice cove- 
naunteth' and graunteth for him' his heires and his executors by thies presentes 
unto and' with the seid John' and' Eoger' and' their executors that the seid' 
Sir EiCE and all' other' persons' in eny wyse seased to his use byfore thc Feest of 
Ester' next ensuyng' the date of thies presentes shall make or cause to be made 
unto the said John' Dawebrigecourt . Eoger Myenours . Humffrey Fooster' 
John' Scudamor . William' Scudamor the younger' . Thomas Myenours . 
Eeynold' Apowell' . and' Eichard Myenours esquyers a siu-e suffycient and' 
laufuir estate in the lawe in fee symple of and' in manners landes and tenementes 
in South Wales and in the marches of the same and' within the lordeshipp' of 
Gower' to and' of the cleer' yerely value of fourtie poundes over and' above all' 
charges and reprises at the coostes and' charges of the seid' Sir' Eice, To have 
and' to hold' all' the same manners landes and tenementes of the seid cleere yerely 
value of fourtie poundes to the seid John' Dawebrigbcourt and Eoger' and' 
the seid other' persons' afore with them' named' and' to their' heires to thuse of 
the seid' Sir' Eice and' of his heires and' to the performaunoe of his last will' 
Also the seid' Sir' Eice covenaunteth aud graunteth' by thiez presentes for hym' 
and his executors to and with the seid John' Dawebrigcourt and Eoger' and 
their executors that the seid Sir' Eyce within twelve days next after' suche estate 
hadde and executed to the seid John' Dawebrigecourt and Eoger' and' the 
seid' other' persons' with them' afore named by his last will' iudented and the 
oon' part sealled with' the seall' of the seid Sir' Eice wherof the oou' parte the 
seid Sir' Eice shall' then' delyver to the seid John' and Eoger' or their' exeou- 
tors within' the seid twelve dayes and' the same to remayn' in' the custodie of the 
seid John' Dawbrigecourt and Eoger' Myenours and ther' executors and' the 



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other' parte to be in' the custodie of the seid Sir' Rice shall' hy and in' the same 
will' declare wille and bequeyth' and geve the seid manners landes and tene- 
mentes of the seid eleer' yerely value of fourtie poundes So that the same 
mauners landes and tenementes immediatlie from' the day of the deth' of the 
seid Sir' Ryce and' all' the issues and proffittes therof shall' com'e to the seid 
Cecill' and her' assignes' for terme of her' liff' naturall' without impechement of 
wast And the seid' Sir' RiCE shall' ffurther' by the same his will' declare and 
byqueyth that all and every suche person' and persons their heires and' assignes 
that then' shalbe seased of and' iu' the seid manners landes and tenementes to the 
seid clere yerely value of fourtie poundes shall' immediatlie next after' the deceasse 
of the seid Cecill' take levye perceyve and recey ve of the rentes issues and prof- 
fittes of the same manners landes and tenementes the som'e of foure hundreth 
marces of laufull* money of England whiche seid som'e of four hundreth marces 
to be by the seid f eoif ees their' heires and assignes imploied towardes the purchase 
of landes and tenementes to the cleere yerely value of twenty marces to thuse of the 
heires male of the bodie of the seid Sir' Rice uppon' the bodie of the seid Cecill' 
laufully begotten' Also the seid' Sir' Rice ffurther covenaunteth and graunteth 
for hym' and his executors to and' with the seid John Dawebrigecourt and 
Roger' and theii'' executors by thiez presentes that he after the seid estate and 
will' by hym' in forme aforseid to be made and declared shalnot alteir' nor 
revoke the same estate uor will' nor shall' adnull' the same in eny thyng' con- 
trarie to the seid declaracion' butt shall' permytt and sufPre the same estate and 
will' to stande and remayn' iferme aud stable accordyng' to this declaracion' 
in this iudenture comprised in' every thyng' Also the seid' Sir' Ryce cove- 
naunteth promytteth and graunteth by theis presentes that the same manners 
landes and tenementes by hym' in forme aforseid willed and estate therof to the 
seid John' Dawebrigecourt aud Roger' and the seid other' persons' with 
them' afore named shalbe then' quyte and cleerely discharged of all' recogni- 
saunces Statutes of the Staple Statutes Marchauntes doweres joynters annuytes 



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grauntes of rentes of charges and of all' maner of other' charges titlez and 
incumbrauncez what so ever they bee And' alsothe seid' Sir' Rick covenaunteth 
and graunteth for hym' and his exeouturs to and with the seid John' Dawe- 
BRIGECOURT and B,oger' aud their' executors by thiez presentes that he the same 
Sir' Ryce and all' other' persons seased of and in' the premisses the day of the 
date hereof their heires and assigues shall' doo and also cause and suffre to be 
doon' at the coostes and charges of the seid Sir Rice byfore the Feest of Ester' 
next ensuyng' the date hereof fPor the fPurther' suerte of the said estate to make 
the forseid maimers landes and tenementes of the said cleere yerely value of 
fourtie poundes sure to the seid John' Dawebrigecourt and Roger' and to the 
seid other' persons with them' afore named theu* heires and assignes' to thentent 
and use byforeseid all' aud every thyng' and thynges that shalbe reasonably 
advysed and devysed by the lerned counseill' of the seid John' Dawebrigecourt 
and Roger' their heires executors or assignes be it by fyne recovere dedes 
enrolled with warrantie of the seid Sir' Rice and his heires ayeinst all' men' by 
all' the seid meanes or 8om'e of them' at the coostes and charges of the seid Sir' 
Rice his heires executors and assignes For all' whiche covenauntes agreamentes 
and grauntes above especified the seid John' Dawebrigecourt and Roger' 
oovenaunt and graunt by thies presentes to pay or cause to be paied unto the 
seid Sir' Rice the 8om'e of three hundreth marces sterlyng' wherof the seid Sir' 
Ryce confesseth and knowelegeth hym' self to haue receyued at the day of the 
enseallyng' hereof two hundreth and twenty marces and for the payment of the 
residue of the same thre hundreth marces the forseid Roger' Myenours stond 
boundeii' by his severalF obligacions' in' maner and forme followyng' that is to 
say in' the Feest of All' Sainctes next after' the date hereof fourtie maroes of 
lauf uir money of England and' f ourtie marces in the Feest of All' Sainctes then' 
next ensuyng'. 

In witnesse wherof to thies present indentures the forseid partiez haue enter- 
chaungeable setto their' sealles. Yeven' the xix*'' day of June in the xix*'' yere 
of the reigne' of our* Soveraign lord Kyng' Henry the viu*'^- 

Two seals wanting. 



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MCCCXXX. 

EXTRACT FROM THE COURT ROLL OF JOHN, ABBOT OF 
MARGAM, AT KENFIO, WHEREBY THOMAS AP DAVID 
AP HOWELLE AND OTHERS ARE ADMITTED TO THE 
WATER-MILL OF ST. MICHAEL FOR LIFE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

15 OcT. 19 Hen. VIII. 1527. 

Kenfig. Curia domini Johannis abbatis de Margan ibidem tenta xv. die 
mensis Octobris anno legni Regis Henrici octavi post conquestum Anglie 
decimo nouo, coram Matheo Cradock milite tunc ibidem senescallo. 

Ad hauc curiam venerunt Thomas ap David ap Howelle, Johannes ap 
Thomas Davtd ap Howelle et Johannes ap Johne filius ejus et ceperunt 
de domiuo unum molendinum aquaticum vocatum Seynt Michblle is mylle. 
Tenendum eisdem ad terminum vite eorum seu unius eorum diucius viventis. 
Reddendo inde annuatira ad festa omnium sanctorum et Sancti Johannis 
Baptiste xl. solidos per equales porciones. Et debent sectam Gm'ie ad quo[d]libet 
festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli de anno in aunum. Et dant domino de 
ingressu iude habendo u. capones precii iiu''- Et sic habent inde seisinam ac 
fecenmt domiHO fidelitatem. In cujus copie testimonium sigilhim predicti 
senescalli presentibus est appensum. 

Datum die loco et anno supradictis. 

Signet seal, dark red, f in. diara. ; a boar's head. 



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MCCCXXXI. 

GEANT BY JAMES THOMAS TO HOWEL CAENE OF LANDS 

IN LLANTWIT. 

[Carne MS.] 

1 Feb. 19 Hen. VIIL 1528. 

Omnibus ad quos presens scriptum indentatum pervenerit Iacobus Thomas 
generosus ac dominus de Llanmyhangell salutem in Domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis me prefatum Iacobum dedisse concessisse et per hanc presentem oartam 
meam indentatam confirmasse Howelo Carne generoso unum tenemeatum cum 
certis terris cum pertinentiis quondam domine Elianore Thomas domine de 
Llanmyhangell predicto continens quadraginta sex acras terre arabilis jacentes 
in parochia et in feodo de Llantwitt juxta Osmond is Asshe. Dedi eeiam et 
ooncessi prefato Howelo unum messuagium cum certis gardinis et quatuor acris 
et dimidia terre arabilis cum pertinentiis jacentibus in Wilton in parochia et 
feodo predictis que nuper fuerunt Janckyn ap Jevan Vachan. Habenduin et 
tenendum omnia predicta messuagia terras et tenementa cum certis premissis 
cum pertinentiis prefato Howelo heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum de 
capitalibus dominis feodorum illorum per redditns et servicia inde prius debita et 
de jure consueta in purum et perpetuum escambium pro uno messuagio et certis 
terris et pratis cum pertinentiis jacentibus et existentibus in parochia et domiuio 
de Llanmyhangell antedicto . Videlicet uuum tenementum quondam Thome 
Baker vulgariter nuucupatum Gtregory is landes tres acras predicte terre 
insimul jacentes prope tenementum predictum unam acram et dimidiam jacentem in 
uno loco vulgariter appellato Rooke is hill quinque quarterias terre jacentes in 
parte australi de Rooke is hill predicto unam acram prati jacentem in 
parte australi ecolesie de Llanmyhangell predicto duas acras prati jacentes in 
parte australi molendini ibidem tres quarterias prati in parte boreali rivuli vocati 
Kelwege et dimidiam acram terre Q-ruffini Q-raunte ex parte orientali unam 

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acram prati vooatam Slade is Akbr unam acram terre in parte boriali de la 
Clyst tres acras et dimidiam terre vocatas G-regory is pytt tres acras et lu 
quarterias terre jacentes in una clausura in le Northe ffelde tres acras jacentes 
prope le Northe ffelde et unum capud abbuttans usque Q-regory is pytt 
predictum quinque quarterias prope Northe ffelde predictum et vocatas le 
Stony aker unam acram jacentem in le Keyall londe et vocatam le Long 
aker unum messuagium et iiu"'' aoras et dimidiam terre vocatas Sant is 
londe quatuor acras terre vocatas le Mere tres quarterias prati in parte boriali 
de le Slade aker unam acram in parte orientali clausure vocate Payne Evain 
is closse juxta sepe quinque acras terre vocatas Martyn is lande in parte 
ocoidentali vie ducentis de Llanmyhangell usque Coubruge unam clausuram 
vocatam le vu akers in parte orientali de le Northe ffelde unam acram 
jacentem iuxta le vu akers que nuper babui de Gruffino Graunte in 
excambio pro una acra jacente prope Stony Crosse in via ducente de Llanmy- 
hangell predicto usque Llantwitt duas acras terre jacentes in Knapp is ley 
unum housse place cum uno gardino de terra Gregory drope Sant is Lande in 
parte orientali vie ducentis de Llantvs^itt usque Llanmyhangell unam 
clausuram oontinentem lu''* acras terre in parte boriali de Yagewey nuper in 
tenura GtRUFFIN Goz cum omnibus eorum pertiuentiis in purum et perpetuum 
excarabium prefato Jacobo heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum de capitali- 
bus dominis leodorum illorum per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure 
oonsueta sub forma et condicionibus supradictis. Scilicet quod si contingat pre- 
dictum messuagium et cetera premissa cum periinentiis deducere et exstrahere 
extra manus predicti Jacobi vel heredum suonim vel alio modo recuperari ob 
defectu warantizacione {.sic) predicti Howeli et heredum suorum quod extunc 
bene liceat prefato Jacobo heredibus et assignatis suis in predicto messuagio et 
ceteris premissis cum pertinentiis nuper predicte domine Elianore ut prefertur 
reintrare et eorum pristinum statum inde rehabere presente indentura ac seisina 
inde liberata in aliquo non obstante. Preterea quod si contingat predictum 



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messuagium et oetera premissa cum pertinentiis deducere et exstrahere vel alio 
modo recuperari extra manus predicti Howeli et heredum suorum ob defectu 
warantizacione predicti Jacobi et heredum suorum quod extunc bene liceat 
prefato Howelo heredibus et assignatis suis in omnibus predictis messuagio et 
ceteris premissis cum pertinentiis ut supradictum est reintrare et eorum pristinum 
statum inde rehabere presente indentura ac seisina inde liberata in aliquo non 
obstante. In cujus rei testimonium hiis cartis indentatis partes predicte sigilla 
sua alternatim apposuerunt. Hiis testibus . Edwardo Stradeling et Johanne 
Ragland militibus . Arnaldo Butteler armigero . Eoberto Ragland de 
Llantwitt . RoBERTO Ragland de Llesgronethe . RoGERO Button . et 
Roberto Graunte generosis et multis aliis. 

Datum primo die Ffebruarii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi post conquestum 
Anglie decimo nono, 

The seal is wanting. 

James Thomas, of Llanmyhangell or Michaelaton, was son of Jenkyn and grandson of John ap Evan ap 
Thomas ap G-wilim Jenkin of Wernddu ; of the same male stock, therofore, as the Herberts. John ap Evan 
married Eleanor, called ' The Lady of the Ring,' daughter and heiresa of Thomas Dee or Ddu ap Grono ap 
Evan ap Lyson. She was grandmother to James Thomas the grantor. Wilton is a manor near Cow- 
bridge. 

Howell Carne (hen), the second of the name, has ah-eadj' been noticed as the father of Richal-d Carne. 
Richard was father of Blanche, who married G-riffith Grant of Tresiggin, or Sigginston, a landovvner in 
the district. The match took place iu 1558, thirty years later. 

Of the witnesses, Sir Edward Stradling was of St. Donats. He was knighted by Henry VIII. in the 
church at Tournay, 1513, aud died 1635. Su- Jobn Raglan, of Carnllwydd, was Welsh nephew of tlie two 
others of his name. Robert Raglan, of the male Herbert stock, had John of Carnllwydd, grandson of Sir 
John ; also Wilham, father of Robert Raglan of Llantwit ; also Lewis of Lysyfronwydd, father of Robert 
of that place, in the charter called " Llesgronethe." Arnold Butler was the last of his line. He died 
childless ; and Dunraven, his fief, passed to his sister and heir, who married Walter Vaughan of co. Here- 
ford. Roger Button, of Worlton, was the son of Thomas Button by Jane Thomas, of Llanmihangel. 

Llys-y-fronwydd, or Lys-y-froneth, or Llys-y-groneth, now called ' The Moat,' is the site of the old 
Bishop'3 Palace, at Lisworney. It was for some generations the seat of a branch of the Raglan family. 



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MCCCXXXII. 
LEASE FOR THREE LIVES BY SIR RICB MAUNXELL, KNT., 
TO PHILIP SEWARDE OF PENRICE, AND OTHERS, OF 
MESSUAGES CALLED THE PITT, IN PENRICE, RENT 
THIRTY-ONE SHILLINGS, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

16 May. 20 Hex. VIII. 1528. 

This indenture made the xvj**^ day of May the xx'^ yere of the regne of Kyng 

Henry the viij*''- betwyne Sir Rice Maunxell' knyzth of that on' partye and 

Phelipe Sewarde of the parish of Pexries in the lordscheppe of Q-qwere of 

that othere partye -wittnessyth that the saide Reec' Maunxell hath dimised and 

to ferme hathe lessed unto the forsaide Phelipe two tenementes with the appur- 

tenances stonding and lying in the sd. parish of Penris' at a plaoe called the 

PiTT whereof the on' tenement was latt in the tenur' of Morgan Baker and 

that other tenement was latt in the tenur' of the fsd. Morgan, as they stondyth 

and lyethe there bi ther old meris' and markes . To haue and to holde the sd. 

two tenementes with all ther' appurt. to the fsd. Phelipe and Katryn' his wiSt* 

and the furst sou' of them begot after the date of this presentes, for the terme of 

ther' livis and the lengyst lyver of them yelding ther' of yerly to the sd. Rees 

Maunxell' and to his heiris and to his assigns xxxjs. with his justementes 

sterlinges to be payd at the festes of Saynt Michell the archangell' and the 

nownciacion of our lady nexte insuying be evyn porcions and v.s. in the name of 

a heriet for the on' tenement latt in the handes of Morgan Baker, and for the 

other tenement the best of the sd. tenauntes cattell' wher' it schall' fall acordyng 

to the custum of the maner, and ifi it happen the sd. rent of xxxj.s. to be unpayd 

XV. days after the terme, etc. Allso the fsd. Phelipe Sewarde and Katryn' 

his wifE' and the ildest son of them schaU' repare the fsd. two tenementes, etc. 

AIlso the sd. Phelipe and Katryn' and the ildest son of them schall' pay at the 

fest cf Ester a copull' of capons and' so yerly duryng the fsd. terme . In 

wittnes whereof the sd. partyes to this indentur enfchageabully hath putto ther 

sealys the day and the yere above sd. 

Signed : Res Manxell. 

Endorsed— ' Phy . Seward de Penrice. Ao. H. 8. 20.' 



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MCCCXXXIII. 

ABSTRACT OF GRANT BY JEVAN THOMAS AP JEVAN DEO 

TO WILLIAM STRADLING OF LAND IN ST. BRIDES, Etc. 

[0. O. F.] 

16 JuNE. 20 Hen. VIII. 1528. 

Jevan Thomas ap Jevan Deo on the requisition of Sir Edward Stradlyng 
knight grants to Wilham Stradlyng son of the said Edward Stradlyno 
twenty-seven acres of arable and meadow land etc in St. Bride's parish in 
Ogmore lordship also a parcel of thirty acres of land called " Sygyns Land," 
(lately held by William Morgan' John') to the use of the said Edward 
his heirs, etc. To hold the twenty-seven acres to William Stradlyng and the 
lawful heirs of his body of the ehief lords of the fee ; remainder to Jaynkin 
Stradlyng his brother and the heirs of his body ; remainder to James 
Stradlyng his brother and so as before, remainders in tum to John Stradlyng 
junior his brother, Robert Stradlyng junior his brother, Robert Stradlyng 
senior his brother, Edward Stradlyng his brother, Henry Stradlyng his 
brother, and Blanche, Mary, and Cecilia, his sisters in succession, remainder 
over to the right heirs of Sir Edward Stradlyng for ever. 

Witnesses. Jevan David ap Jevan Melyn' . Henry Ll'n . Thomas 
Tyler. 16th June. 20 Henry viii. 

Deed poU. Seal in red wax. Initials T.P. 

Endorsed — ' Carta talliata Jevan Thomas ap Jevan De facta Willelmo 
Stradlyng et Margarete uxori sue de Sygenslond.' 

The pedigree from this documeDt appears to be — 

Sir Edward Stradling 

I 

I i I I I 

Jaynkin John Robert Heury Mary 

William James RoVjert Edward Blanche Cecilia 



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MCCCXXXIV. 

GRANT BY JEYAN THOMAS AP DEO TO WILLIAM STRADLYNa 
OF LAND IN ST. BRIDE'S. 

[Penes E. Llewellyn.] 

16 JuNE. 20 Hen. VIII. 1528. 

viginti septem acras terre aiTabilis et prati cum pei-tinentiis 

remanent Johanni Stradlyng juniori fratri suo et heredibus de corpore suo 
legittime procreatis de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per redditus et servicia que 
ad illas pertinent . Et si contingat predictum Johannem sine heredibus de corpore 
Buo exeuntibus obire tunc predicte viginti septem aore terre arrabilis et prati cum 
pert. integre remaneant Roberto Stradlyng juniori fratri suo et heredibus de 
corpore suo legittime procreatis de cap. dom. feo. ill. per red. et serv. q. a. i. p. . 
Et si contingat predictum Robertum sine hered. de corp. suo exe. ob. tunc pred. 
vig. sep. acr. ter. arr. et pra. cum. pert. int. remaneant Roberto Stradlyng 
seniori fratri suo et her. de corp. suo leg. proc. de cap. dom. feo. ill. per red. et 
serv. q. a. i. p. . Et si contingat pred. Robertum sine hered. de corp. suo exe. 
ob. tunc pred. vig. sep. acr. ter. arr. et pra. cum pert. int. remaneant Edwardo 
Stradlyng fratri suo et hered. de corp. suo leg. proc. de cap. dom. feo. ill. per 
red. et serv. q. a. i. p. . Et si contingat pred. Euwardum sine hered. de corp. 
suo exeunt. ob. tunc pred. vig. sep. acr. ter. arr. et pra. oum pert. remaneant 
Henrico Stradlyng tratri suo et hered. de corp. suo leg. proc. de eap. dom. feo. 
ill. per red. et serv. q. a. i. p. . Et si contingat pred. Henricum sine hered. de 
corp. suo exe. ob. tunc pred. vig. sep. acr. ter. arr. et pra. cum pert. int. remaneant 
Blaunchie Stradlvng sorori suo et hered. de corp. ill. leg. proc. de eap. dom. 
feo. ill. per red. et serv. q. a. i. p. . Et si contingat pred. Blanche sine hered. 
de corp. ill. exe. ob. tunc pred. vig. sep. acr. ter. arr. et pra. cum pert. int. 
remaneant Marye Stradlyng sorori suo et hered. de corp. ill. leg. proc. de cap. 
dom. feo. ill. per red. et serv. q. a. i. p. . Et si contingat pred. Marye sine hered. 



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de corp. ill. exe. ob. tunc pred. vig. sep. acr. ter. arr. et pra. cum pert. int. 
remaneaut Cecilie S[tradlyng] et hered. de corp. ill. leg. proo. de cap. dom. feo. 
ill. per red. et serv. q. a. i. p. . Et si contingat pred. [Oeciliam] sine hered. de 
corp. ill. exe. ob. tunc pred. vig. sep. acr. ter. arr. et pra. cum pert. int. remaneant 

rectis heredibus predicti Stradlyng militis imperpetuum 

contra omnes gentes warrantizabo acquietabo et in forma predicta defendam . In 

cujus rei testimonium sigillum meum apposui . Hiis testibus . 

Jevano David ap Jevan Melyn . Henrico Ll'n . Thoma Tyler . et 
multis aliis. 

Datum . xvj [Hbnrici] . Octavi post conquestum 

vicesimo. 

The author of this entail was evidently Sir Edward Stradling, of St. Donafs, who was the father of 
many children legitimate and illegitimate, to which latter six of the persons herein mentioned seem most 
probably to belong. If this be so, the clauses limiting the descent of the land to children born iu wedlock 
are curious. Almost all the great landowners in Glamorgan seem to liave had recognised concubines, a 
liberty of which even the beneficed clergy sonietimes took ndvantage. Not infrequently the pedigree of 
these concubines is recorded, and the children seem to have made, on the whole, very fair marriages. Of 
the present number, Robert and Edvvard founded the lines of the Stradliugs of Llantwit and Roath 
[Genealogies of Glamorgan, p. 435. J 

Sir [Edward] Stradling= 
I 

! 

i i i i i i 1 I 

John Robert Robert Edward Henry Blanch Mary Cecile 

Llantwit. Roath. 

MCCCXXXV. 
MAEEIAGE SETTLEMENT OF THOMAS, SON OF ROBERT 
RAGLAND, AND MARGARET, DAUGHTER OF HOWELL 

CARNE. 

[T. Franklen.] 

MicHAELMAs. 21 Hen. VIII. 1529. 

This Indentm-e made in the Feste of Saint Michabl the archangel the xxi^' 
year of the reign of king Henry tho viii'''' between Howell Carne gentleman 
of the one part, and Robert Ragland ab Lewis Ragland gentleman of the 



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other part, witnesseth that it is covenauted, condescended and agreed betwixt 
the said parties in manner and form as hereafter followeth : — First it is 
oovenanted on the behalf of the said E.obert ab Lewis Ragland, that Thomas 
ab E.OBERT Ragland son' and heir of the said Robert, shall by the grace of 
GoD wedd and take to wife Margaret verz^ Howell, the daughter of the said 
HowELL Carne, and the said parties covenant every one with other that the 
said marriage shall by the grace of God be accomplished aceording to the laws of 
Holy Church on this side the Feaste of St. Michael the archangel that shall be 
in the year of our Lord God mdxxxvi, at which Feast, the marriage so aocom- 
plished, the said Howell Carne his heirs or his executors shall give and deliver 
unto the said Thomas ab Robert Kagland and Margaret verz Howell Carne 
to this marriage vi. oxen xxiv. kiue with their calves and one buU . Moreover 
'tis covenanted on the behalf of the said Howell Carne, that he shall deliver 
unto the said Robert ab Lewis Ragland to his executores or assigns xi,. marks 
sterling, whereof xx. marks shall be payd in the Feast of St. Michael 
the archangel next ensuing the date hereof . And if it happens the said 
Margaret [verz] Howell Carne to decease within the space of one whole year 
and one day next and immediately eusuing the time of the accomplishing of the 
said marriage, then the said Kobert ab Lewis Ragland his heirs and his 
executors shall reyield and deliver up unto the said Howell Carne to his heirs 
executors or assigns the said vi. oxen xxiv. kine with their ealves and one bull, 
and if it happens the said Thomas ab E,obert Ragland or Margaret verz 
Howell to decease within the space of six years next ensuing the date of these 
presents, or if it happens the said Margaret verz Howell to decease within the 
space of one whole year and day next after the day of the said marriage acoom- 
plished, then the said Robert ab Leavis Ragland and his executors shall pay 
and reyield unto the said Howell (Jarne his heirs executors or assigns the said 
8um of XL. marcks to be payd at two payments, that is to say, xx. marcks to be 
paid withiu the spaoe of one whole year next after the decease of the said 



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Thomas or Margaret and other xx. marks to be payd within the space of one 
whole year then next ensuing . Also it is covenanted on the behalf of the said 
HowELL Carne, that the said Howell his heirs or his executors shall find the 
said Thomas ab Robert Ragland from the day of the making of these presents 
during all the space of six years next ensuing as his own son and him shall find 
to store competently . And further it is covenanted on the behalf of the said 
KoBERT ab Lewis Ragland that the said Robert his heirs and his executors 
shall well and truly content and pay unto the said Howell Carne to his heirs 
and his executors to the finding of the said Thomas ab Robert Ragland and 
Margaret verz Howell at every Michaelmas after the date hereof duriug the 

space of three years then next ensuing ^ sterling and at every Michael- 

mas during the space of three years then next ensuing iv. marks sterling . And 
further it is covenanted on the behalf of the said Kobert ab Lewis Ragland 
that he and his heirs shall make or suffer to be made unto the said Thomas ab 
EpOBERT Ragland and Margaret verz Howell and to the heirs betwixt those 

two bodies lawfully begotten at -^ day next followiug the term of the 

said six years after the accomplishment of the said marriage and at the times 
after, when the said Robert and his heirs shall be thereunto lawfuUy required 
by the said Howell Carne and his heirs as true and as sufficient estate in the 
law of lands aud tenements to the yearly value of one hundred shillings as can 
be devised by the learned counsel of the said Howell Carne and of his heirs, 
and for default of such issue betwixt the bodies of the said Thomas ap Bobert 
EiAGLAND and Margaret verz Howell lawfuUy begotten the remainder of all 
such lands and tenements to remain to the rightful heirs of the said Robert ap 
Lewis E-agland for ever . And further it is covenanted on the behalf of the 
said Eobert ap Lewis Eagland that he shall make or sufPer to be made unto 
the said Thomas ap Eobert Eagland and to the heirs of his body lawfuUy 
begotten upon the body of the said Margaret verz Howell at the 
said ^ day after the term of the said six years after the 

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aecomplis[h]ment of the said marriage aud at all times after, when he 
shalbe lawfully required by the said Howell Carne and his heirs, a Hke 
sufficient and lawful estate of all his other lands and tenements with their 
appurtenances as well free lands as patent lands and custom lands which were 
some time of Lewis Ragland father of the said Robert, to have and to hold 
the said lands and tenements with their appurtenances unto the said Thomas ap 
RoBERT Ragland and to the heirs of his body lawfuUy begotten upon the 
body of the said Margaret verz Ho^vell after the decease of the said Robert 
ap Lewis Ragland for evermore . And for default of such [heirs] the 
remainder of all the said lauds and tenements with their appurtenances to 
remain to the rightful heirs of the said Robert ap Lewis Ragland for 
evermore . For witnesses whereof the foresaid parties to these indentures inter- 
changeably have set their seals given the day and year above written. 

Endorsed — ' Howell Oarne.' 

Marginal Note : — ' Lewis Ragland had son Robert who had y*' said son 
Thomas who by Margaret Carne had Elinor wife of Howell Williara whose son 
was Robert ap Howell or Robert Powell father of Edward Powell father of 
Edward Powell father of Robert Powell father of Susanna Powell mother of 
Susanna Durell mother of Thomas Frankleu by her husband John.' 

( 1) Senior iu the oopy book, by error. 

(2) Videlicet. in the copy book, by error. throughout the deed. 

(3) Blank in the copy book. 

(4) Blank in the copy book. 

MCCCXXXVI. 
BOND BY HOWEL CARNE OF COWBRIDGE AND OTHERS 
TO ROBERT AP LEWIS RACLAN OF LYSWRONETH, 
IN THREE HUNDRED MARKS. 

[T. Franklen.] 

MicHAELMAS. 21 Hen. VIII. 1529. 

Noverint universi per praesentes nos Howelum Carne de Cowbridge . 

RiCHARDUM Carne juniorem de Nash . et Richardum Carne seniorem de 



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Llanblethian in comitatu Glamorgani^ et Morganije generosos teneri et 
finniter obligari Roberto ap Lewis Ragland de Lyswroneth de eodem 
comitatu generoso in trecentis marcis sterlingorum bonse et legalis monete Angli^ 
solvendis eidem Eoberto aut suo certo attornato seu executoribus suis in festo 
Nativitatis (Jhristi proxime sequenti post datum praesentium , Ad quam quidem 
solutionem bene et fideliter faciendam obligamus nos et quemlibet nostrum pro 
se pro toto et in solido heredes et executores nostros per prsesentes sigillis nostris 
eigillatas.' 

Datum in festo Michaelis archangeli anno regni Regis Henrici oetavi vioesimo 
primo. 

With the usual condition of defeasance in English. 

Endorsed — ' Howell Came.' 

(1) Sigillatis, MS. 

MCCCXXXVII. 

ARTICLES AGAINST CERTAIN OFFICERS IN GLAMORaAN. 

[Miscellanea of the Exch. I^.] 

20—24 Hen. VIII. 1528—1533. 
It'm oone Howel ap Jetan Goche of Ystrade com'itted felonie & Morgan 
Mathew beyng offic' ther made his fyne for xxli. the whiche money y^ seid 
Howel and his frendes payd to y*" hands of y*^ seid offic' y"" xxu" yere of o'' 
. . . lord y^ Kynge y* now is & nothyug accompted nor auns'ed y'of to y« Kynges 
use, wherefor y^ seid Morgan owght . . . to be co'pellyd to pay y« seid xxlL 
but also to be punysched for his eo'cilement and falsehode beside. 

It'm Ll'n ap HowELL Monten is sonne of Ystrade foreseid co'mitted also 
felonie & y^ seid Morgan Mathew toke off hym for his fine xli. y*^ seid xxij« 
yere and nothyng y'of auns'ed to y® Kynges use. 

It'm oone Gitto Thom's ap Gtriffithe of Merthir made his fyne for felonie 
w* y« seid Morgan . . . for xli. & payd it to hym and he hathe kept it to his 
owne use & auns^ed y^ Kyng nothyng y'off. 



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It'm y® xxiiij'^' yere of o'r sov'eynge lorde, y^ seid Morgan Mathew beyng 
Cronar of y® schire ther beyng an offiee acco'ptable was bownde in reconisaunce 
of a cli. to y" Kyng to execute his office duelie & trulie & this not w* stondyng 
wher as Griffith Thom's Lloid & G-riffithe had co'mitted felonie y^ seid 
MoRGAN Mathew reseived of y* seid Gtriffithe Thom's Lloid for his fyne 
vj/i. xiijs. iiijrf. & of y^ seid Griffithe ap Richard for his fyne luli. . . .s. . . .d. 
and nothyng auns^ed y'of to y^ Kynges use, but falselie hathe embeseled it to his 
owne behove & Nicholas Williams wherefor he oght not onlie be co'pelled to 
pay y^ seid x/e. but also y'^ cli. forfeted to y^ Kyng for his untru acco'pte and 
executyng of his office. 

It'm as y* seid xxiiu" yere was Cronar and bownde as is bof ore rehersed in a 
cli. to y*^ Kyng for y® trew executyng off his office, & oone Phelippe Locher 
beyng his underbailie and bownd to y® Kyng in xx//. to execute his office trulie, 
y' was oone Will'm a wever of Newton Notashe y' lost his app'aunce of vli. 
& y^ sewrties of y* seid Will'm agreed w' y® seid Morga' & Felippe for 
xxvjs. viud. j^ whiche su' was paid to them bothe and nothing auns'ed y'of to 
y^ Kyng, wherefor y'^ seid Morga' & Felippe oght not onlie to be co'pelled to 
pay y® seid vli. so embeseled but also y^ vj. seore //. bi yem forfeted to y* Kyng 
for y* untrew acco'pte and false executyng of y offices. 

It'm y® xxij" yere of o'r sov'eigne lorde, Thomk Traharen of Aberdare and 
Thome Bache of Gtlynrotheney were hanged for felonie, whose goodes were 
valued bi y^ homage at vj//. y^ is to say y^ goodes of Thome Traharen 
iij//. vjs. viud. & y^ goods of Thome Bache at u//. xius. iiud, the whiche 
money was paid to y^ handes of Morga' Mathewe forseid beyng lieuten'nt 
then ofi y* seid lordshippe and nothyng y'of aim'sed to y^ Kynges behove 
wherefor y^ seid Morga' oght as well to be co'pelled to pay y^ seid vjli. as also to 
be pimysched for his falsse concilyng y'of. 

It'm wher as oone Ll'n ap Griffithe was hanged for felonie at Kynfige 
y* xxiiij" yere of o'r seid sov'eing lorde, whose goodes was well knowen to be 



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above xxli. in valeu, Nicholas Williams bejng not onlie steward y"" but also 
y° Kvnges attorney his einprovo'' & surveio"" toke all this goodes to his owne 
behove & auns'ed y® Kyng y'of but vli. wherefor he oght not oulie be co'pelled 
to pay al y^ residue y'of but also to be punysched for his false & subtile 
embeslyng of y^ same. 

It'm wher oone Will'm John Mathew had lost yli. for his no' app'aunoe, y* 
sewrties of y" seid Will'm agreed w* y® seid Nicholas Will'ms and oone 
Cristoffer Flemmyng for xxs. y° residew to be forgeven, y ^ whiche money 
was payd to y® handes of y^ said Cristoffer Flemmyng bi y® assent of 
y*^ seid Nicholas Will'ms & nothing y'of auns^ed to y^ Kynges use 
wherfor y^ seid Nioholas & Cristoffer oght as well to pay y^ seid vli. to 
y* Kynges behove as also to be punysohed for y® fals co'cilements in y*^ 
behalff. 

It'm wher as oone Law^rence Williams is deputie recorder & cowrte 
clerke of all y^ seid schire & me'ber8 and is p'vie and knowlegyng of all 
fynes, am'ciam'ttes, forfeittes, & oy' casualties y* happenyth in y^ same & 
oght by reson of his seid office to enter ev'y p'cell y'of in his bokes & 
dilyv' a trew view y'of yerlie to y*^ Kynges awditors at tyme of y^ awdite, 
y* seid Lavstrence knowyng p'fitelie of all y^ forseid fynes & forfeittes 
conciled w*^ moche more dyd not deliv' y^ trew view y'of to j^ Kynges 
awditor nor make hym p'vie y'of, but made a false strete makyng no 
mencion of this casualties & deliv'yd it to y^ seid awditors as thoghe y' 
had ben no more dew to y'^ Kyng yen was y'in specified & y^^ hay® he 
alweis used to do y^^ xu. yere y* he hay*^ ben y® recorder to make u. 
sortes of strettes y^ oone alweis accordyng to y® verie dew by y® whiche 
strettes y^ bailyves do gey^ {i.e. gather) & levie y^ same casualtties of them y' 
it is assessed upo' & at tyme of awdite as it is befor seid he maketh strettes 
co'teynyng lesse and fewer sum'es as it is agreed betwyne hym & y® 
stewarde & his lieutenanttes & acco'pteth to y^ awditors according to y* 
same strette of small reckenynges & y® ov'plus lefft owt y'of y^ seid 



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Lawrence and y^ officers seid do devyde amongest them to y*^ il example 
of all oy' y*^ Kynges officers and to y*" Kynges grette damage & diseeite in 
his casualties alweis. 

It'm also wher oone Kateryn Nerber solde y'' mano*" of Castelton to 
Sir James Tirell & levied a fyne to hym y'of in y*^ schire of Carediffe in 
Glamorgan j^ oone p'te of whiche fyne remayned endented of recorde in 
y'^ Kynges Execheker of Carediffe, the seid Lavvrence Will'ms beyng 
deputie recorder y' dyd falselie receive & take xx«. in money ofE oone 
Howell Adam p'tendyng clayme to y*^ seid mano' for stelyng of y'' seid 
fyne of record owt of y*^ Kynges Execheker, & for y^ seid xxs. y'' seid 
Lawrence abowt y^ xx^' yere of y^ reigne of o'r sov'eigne lorde y't now 
is dyd steale y seid recorde and deliv'yd it to y"-' seid Hoavell Adam as 
it wilbe p'ved to y*^ evill and p"ilous example y't efft hath ben seen & to 
y^ losse & damage like to ensew as welle to y*" Kynges grace as to his pore 
subjects y"" iff remedie in y't behalfe y* sooner be not p'vided. 

It'm wher as y^ seid Lawrence did accuse certeyn p'sons in y* Court of 
Kynfige for brekyng of a forbode wherbie y^' scholde have forfeited luL jd. to 
y* Kyng after y't y^ stewarde had charged v.j. raen on y' othes to enquere y'^ of 
ageysnt y° uexst cowrtt, at whiche tyme when y* seid vj. men were redie to give 
a v'dicte y* seid Lawrence beyng deputie recorder y' had yen falselie 
chaunged y'^ reoorders and tomed y^ seid accusem't into an action o& trespas & 
co'pelled y*' vj. men contrarie to y' charge to give y' v'dicte according to an 
aetion of trespas, bi y*^ whiche falsehode & subtilitie y*" Kyng y' lost luli. sd. y^ 
y"^ seid p'sons accused schold have ben co'de'pned yn yf y^ vj. men had ben 
suffred to a gevyn y"^ v'dicte accordyng to y*^ accusement y^ yei were charged of. 

Intitled — ' Articles ageynst the officers of Glamorgan and Morganok in Sowth 
Wales.' 

It is evident ihat this record belougs to the reign of Henry VIII. 

Morgan Mathew was probably the first of St.-y-Nill, and second son of Robert Mathew of Castell-y- 
Mynach by Margaret Powell. If so, he married Sybil, daughter of William Kemeys, of Newport, and his 
second son, James, was the fir.st of the Roos and Aberaman Brancli. 



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Philip Loiigher. ;is the uame 1- spelt, was probably fourth son of Richard Lougher, living 1472. of 
TythegsT->a, by Margaret Vaughan. He m-irrieJ Wenllian, daughter pf Griffith ap Oweu. but besides her 
children, he had a natural son, also Philip. who may have been the peccant oflScer. 

Christopher Fleraing was no doubt of Flimstone. He married Wenllian. daughter of Lewis ap Richard 
G-wyn (Lewis of Van) : and secondly. hetween 1550-70, Elizabeth, daughter of Jenkin Mansell of Oxwich. 
He had issue by both. 

The state of things shewn by the record is uot surprising. The authority of the Lords Marchers must 
have been very intermittent during the reigus of Edward IV., Richard ITI.. and Henry VII.. and that of 
the Crown had only recently come into operation. 

The sale of Castleton bj- Katherine Nerber throws some hght upou that ancient place and family. The 
Nerbers probably derived their name froni Nai berth, co. Pembroke, called • Nerber ' in the vvrits of 
Edward III. [N. Fced. iii., part 1., p. 67.] Castleton, in St. Athan's. was their chief seat, at least, as 
early as 1320, and from its position and remains it must ha*e been a stroug and considerable place. They 
had also Llancovian or Llanquia Manor in Llanblethian. which Robert Nei'ber held as late as 1452. aud 
where there are still the remains of a tower. (DXXXV.) 

Catherine Nerber was daughter and heir of Thomas Nerber of Castleton, by a daughter of Thomas ap 
John Leyson, of Brigan. She married David Powell, and had Thomas ap David Powell, who had a suit 
with Su- John Popham and his wife for Castleton, as tbeir son had with Morgau oi Tredegar for Llan- 
dough. Popham married Amy, daughter and heu- of Robert Games of Castleton, whose father seems to 
have beeu Howell ap Adam of the same, probably by marriage with a Nerber, and who was no doubt the 
person who benefited, or attempted to benefit by the theft of tlie Castleton fine. 

There was also an Agnes Nerber of Brigan. who appears to have been a later Nerber lieiress, and a 
widow. She died 20th September, 5 and 6 PhiHp and Mary. but held no lands in capite. 



MCCCXXXVIII. 

GRANT BY ALEX. SLOGE OR SLUQGE, AND MARaARET 
BAWDRYPP TO CHRISTOPHER FLEMYNO, OF LAND IN 
ST. TATHAN'S. 

[G. G. F.] 

6 May. 22 Hen. VIII. 1530. 
Sciant presentes et f uturi nos Alexandrum Sloge et Margaretam Bawdrypp 
uxorem meam unanimi consensu pariter et assensu nostris dedisse concessisse et 
hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse Christophoro Flemyng de Flemyng- 
STOWNE in comitatu Gtladmorgancie et Morgancie generoso viginti acras terre 
arabilis simul jacentes et situatas per antiquas metas et bundas in parochia de 
Seyn-Tathane infra comitatum predictum juxta le Porteway ibidem que 
quidem xx. acre terre olim fuerunt Alexandri Bawdrypp et vulgariter appellantur 



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le TwENTY AcRES. Habendum et tenendum predictas viginti acras terre ciim 
suis pertinenciis prefato Christophero Flemyng heredibus et assignatis suis de 
capitalibus dominis feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure 
consueta imperpetuum. Et nos vero predicti Alexander et Margareta et 
heredes nostri predictas viginti acras terre cura omnibus et singulis suis perti- 
uenciis prefato Christophero Flemyng heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes 
gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. In cujus rei 
testimouium huic presenti scripto nostro sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis 
testibus . JoHANNE GrYLEs de G-yles Towne . et Hugone Adam' de Castell 
Towne generosis . ac Johanne ap Hoell Dee hosbondeman . cum multis aliis, 

Datum sexto die Maii anno regui Regis Henrici octavi post conquestum 
vicesimo u''"- 

Deed poll. Two seals in red wax. 1. ' W.P.' surraounted by a StafPord knot ; 
the whole within a hexagonal border. 2. A saltire, very rude, frora a stamp. 

Endorsed — ' Concessio Alexandri Slugge de terris in Saint Tathan.' 



MCCCXXXIX. 

LEASE BY SIR EDWARD STRADLING TO PHILIP AP 
LLEWELYN OF A TENEMENT IN BLOMESTON. 

[G. G. F.] 

20 June. 22 Hen. VIII. 1530. 

Hec indentura facta inter Edwardum Stradling militem ex parte una et 
Philippum ap Llewelyn ex altera parte testatur quod predictus Edwardus 
tradidit concessit et ad firmam dimisit prefato Philippo ap Llewelyn heredibus 
et assignatis suis tenementum suum de Blomeston cum omnibus terris pratis et 
pasturis eidem tenemento spectantibus prout jacent in feodo de Oggourmore per 
suas antiquas metas et bundas nuper in tenura Llewelyn ap David Taylour. 



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Habenduin et tenendum predictum tenementum cum omnibus terris pratis et 
pasturis eidem tenemento pertinentibus a festo Sancti Petri apostoli proximo 
futuro post datum presentium eidem Philippo heredibus et assignatis suis usque 
ad finem sexaginta decem annorum proximorum sequentium et plenarie com- 
plendorum post datum presencium de capitali domino feodi illius per redditus 
servicia et tallagia inde debita durante termino antedicto. Reddendo inde 
annuatim prefato Edwardo et heredibus suis ad festa appostolorum Philippi et 
Jacobi et Sancti Michaelis archangeli sexaginta solidos sterlingorum per equales 
porciones. Et dictus Philippus heredes et assignati sui debent sectam curie 
dicti Edwardi apud Llanfay et heriettum cum acciderit. Et dictus Philippus 
heredes et assignati sui omnia edificia ejusdem tenementi modo constructa de anno 
in annum durante termino supradicto manutenebunt et sustentabunt bene et 
competenter . Et ea in fine termini predioti dicto Edwardo et heredibus suis 
bene reparata in tectis et parieti[bu]s dimittent. Et si dictus redditus sexaginta 
solidorum a retro f uerit in parte vel in toto post aliquod terminum prenominatum 
ut in denariis vel districcionibus quod tunc bene licebit prefato Edwardo et 
heredibus suis in dicto tenemento cum omnibus terris pratis et pasturis eidem 
tenemento spectantibus reintrare et dictum Philippum heredes et assignatos suos 
inde expellere hiis scriptis indentatis non obstantibus. Et dictus Philippus dat 
dicto Edwardo de ingressu xl.s. Et dictus Edwardus et heredes sui dictum 
tenementum cum omnibus terris pratis et pasturis eidem tenemento spectantibus 
eidem Philippo heredibus et assignatis suis in forma predicta durante termino 
antedicto contra omnes gentes warantizabunt. In cujus rei testimonium partes 
predicte hiis indenturis sigilla sua alternatim apposuerunt. 

Dat' XX™" die mensis Junii anno regui Regis Henrici octavi post conquestum 
vicesimo secundo. 

One seal in red wax, bearing some rude lines, not heraldic, as a device. 

Endorsed — ' Plimston. Indenture 22° H. viii.' 



10 H 



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MCCCXL. 

LEASE BT SIR EDWARD STRADLING TO PHILIP AP 
LLEWELYN OF LAND IN THE MARSH OF ALUN. 

[O. 0. F.] 

20 JuNE. 22 Hen. VIII. 1530. 

Hec indentura facta inter Edwardum Stradling militem ex parte una et 
Philippum ap Llewelyn ex parte altera testatur quod predictus Edwardus 
tradidit concessit et ad firmam dimisit prefato Philippo tota illa prata 
proficuum . et emolumentum cujusdam parcelle prati jacentis in marisco de 
Alune ut nuper Llewelyn David Taylor habuit et tenuit a festo Sancti 
Petri ad vincula proximo futuro post datum presencium usque ad festum 
purificationis beate Marie virginis annuatim usque ad finem sexaginta 
decem annorum et majorem partem illius terre arrabilis voeatam Berehyll' 
cum pertinentiis suis ut predictus Llewelyn David Taylor preoccupavit. 
Habendum et tenendum predictum pratum proficuum et emolumentum 
predicte parcelle prati cum majore parte alius terre arrabilis antedicte cum 
pertinenciis prefato Philippo Llewelyn heredibus et assignatis suis a die con- 
feccionis presencium usque ad finem termini sexaginta decem annorum proximo- 
rum sequencium post datum presencium et plenarie complendorum. Reddendo 
inde annuatim predicto Edwardo et heredibus suis octo solidos et quatuor 
denarios sterlingorum ad festa appostolorum Philippi et Jacobi et Sancti 
Michaelis archangeli per equales porciones. Et dictus Edwardus seperi faciet 
parcellam prati predicti semel infra dictum terminum. Et postea dictus 
Philippus heredes et assignati sui dimittent illa in adeo bono statu in fine dioti 
termini sicut ea invenerint. Et dictus Philippus heredes et assignati sui liberi 
erunt a taUagio et herietto et dictus Edwardus et heredes sui pro omni accione 
super dictam parcellam prati et terre cum pertinenciis per aliquam calumpniam 
contingentem prefatum Philippum heredes executores et assignatos suos durante 



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termino antedicto acquietabunt. Et predictus Edwardus et heredes sui pre- 
dictam parcellam prati cum majore parte illius terre arrabilis antedicte in modo 
et forma prius dictis contra omnes gentes warantizabunt. In cujus rei testimonium 
partes predicte hiis indenturis sigilla sua alternatim apposuerunt. 

Dat' xx"^"- die mensis Junii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi vicesimo seoundo. 

One seal, red wax, bearing some rude lines — not heraldic or as a device. Deed 
indented. 

Endorsed — 'Plimston [for Flimston?]. Indentura 22°- H. viij.' 

MCCCXLI. 

A CARDIFF FINE OF LANDS IN LLANYIHANGEL-JUXTA- 
COWBRIDGE TO MARGARET VERCH ORIFFIN AP 
THOMAS, BY ORIFFIN AP THOMAS AND WIFE. 

[FONMON MS.] 

4 JuLY. 22 Hen. VIII. 1530. 

Hec est finalis concordia facta in comitatu Glamorgancie et Morgancie tento 
apud Kerdif die Lune quarto die Julii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi xxii""" 
coram Georgio Mathewe armigero et RogeroButton generoso locumteneutibus 
Henrici comitis Wigornie tunc vicecomitis Glamorgancie et Morgancie et 
Christofero Mathewe armigero Roberto ap William Mathewe Christofero 
Flemyng generosis sectatoribus ejusdem comitis et aliis fidelibus tunc ibidem 
presentibus inter Margaretam filiam Griffini ap Thomas de Llanvehangle 
prope Cowbrige querentem et Griffinum ap Thomas alias dictum Griffinum 
GouGH et Marceley uxorem ejus deforcientes de septem acris terre arabilis 
situatis in parochia de Llanvehangle inter unum campum ibidem vocatum le 
North-Fild ex parte orientali et viam vocatam Yold-Way ex parte occidentali 
et Gkegory-is-Pitte ex parte australi. Unde placitum conventionis summonitum 
fuit inter eos in eodem comitatu scilicet quod predicti Griffinus et Marceley 



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recognoverunt predictas septem acras terre arabilis cum pertinenciis esse jus ipsius 
Margarete ut illa que eadem Margareta habet de dono predicti Gtriffini et 
Marceley. Tenendum eidem Margarete et heredibus suis de capitalibus 
dominis feodi illius per servicia que ad illas pertinent imperpetuum. Et ille 
remittuntui' et quietum-clamantur de ipsis G-riffino et Marceley predicte 
Margarete et heredibus suis imperpetuum. Et predicti Griffinus et Marceley 
et heredes ipsius Marceley warantizabunt predictas septem acras terre arabilis 
oum pertinenciis predicte Margarete heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes 
homines imperpetuum. Et pro hao recognitione remissione quietumclamatione 
waranto fine et concordia eadem Margareta dedit prefatis Gtriffino et Marceley 
centum solidos et domino de fine loco unius esperverii. . . . 

Per me Lawrence Williams. Pes finis. 

Endorsed — ' An auncient fine of 7 acres dimid : of lands in Llanmyhangel 
juxta Cowbridge in anno 22 H. viii. between Ghiffith Q-oche and Marceley 
his wyfe.' 

The latter condition is not clear. It cannot mean, ' and to the lord, for a fine, in place of a sparrow 
hawk — nothing.' More probably, 'and gave to the lord a fine in place of a sparrow hawk,' but the 
amount of the fine has been omitted by the transcriber. 

MCCCXLIL 
LEA8E BY THE ABBOT OF ST. AUaUSTINE'S, BEISTOL, TO 
THOS. BAKER AND THOS. JONYS OF THE CHAPEL 
AND MANOR OF ST. PETEE'S IN THE MOOR, IN 
MARSHFIELD AND ST. MELLONS, Exc. 

[Carne MS.J 

7 Feb. 22 Hen. VIII. 1531. 
Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum indentatum pervenerit 
Willelmus permissione divina abbas monasterii Sancti Augustini juxta 
Bristoll' et ejusdem loci conventus salutem in Domino sempiternam. 

Sciatis nos prefatiim abbatem et conventum unanimi assensu et consensu nostris 
tradidisse concessisse et ad firmam dimisisse Thome Bakar clerico et Thome 



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JoNYS draper et burgensi Bristollie predicte capellam nostram cum situ manerii 
Sancti Petri in Mora cum quinquaginta duabus acris terre dominicalis vocate le 
Mayns eidem manerio spectantis sive pertinentis cum duobus orriis ad eandem 
capellam pertinentibus et duabus aliis orriis unde unum situm in Marshefeld 
et alterum in Seynt Melense ac firmam personatus de Rempney in dominio de 
Wenthelough una cum omnibus oblacionibus proventibus proficuis et decimis 
tam garbarum feni pratorum et pasture quam aliorum omnium ab antiquo ad 
dictam capellam manerii orria et personatum spectantium. Habendum et tenendum 
omnia predicta capellam situm manerii cum quinquaginta duabus acris terre 
dominicalis vocate le Mayns capellam firmam personatus oblationes provenciones 
proficua et decimas cum pertinenciis prefatis Thome Bakar et Thome Jonys ac 
assignatis suis a festo Pasche proximo futuro post datum presencium usque ad 
finem termini quinquaginta et unius annorum extunc proximo sequentium et 
plenarie complendorum. Eeddendo inde annuatim nobis prefatis abbati et 
conventui ac successoribus nostris pro predictis capella manerio orriis personatu 
oum omnibus etc. spectantibus viginti quinque libras tresdecem solidos et quatuor 
denarios legalis monete Anglie ad f esta Sancti Jacobi apostoli et Sancti Andree 
apostoli . Et pro predictis lij. acris terre tres libras et quinque solidos equis 
porcionibus solvendos apud monasterium nostrum predictum . Ac eciam annuatim 
duas recentes salmones conventui tantum videlicet unum in Adventu ante festum 
natalis Domini et alterum in quadragesima citra Dominicam palmarum vel 
sex solidos et octo denarios sterlingorum. Noveritis nos eciam prefatos 
abbatem et conventum pro bono et fideli servicio quod dicti Thomas et 
Thomas ante hec tempora nobis impenderunt et imposterum impendent 
dedimus concessimus et per hoc presens scriptum indentatum confirmavimus 
prefatis Thome et Thome officium ballivi et receptoris predicti manerii cum 
oeteris premissis in le Mora predicta cum omnibus proficuis et aliis emolumentis 
dicto officio spectantibus sive pertinentibus racione cujus officii bene et fideliter 
faciendi sex solidos et octo denarios sterlingorum ac unam togam sicut ceteri 



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servientes habent de la liverey. Habendum et tenendum et annuatim percipien- 
dum dictum annualem redditum vjs, \ujd. sterlingorum ac unam togam prefatis 
Thome et Thome ac assignatis suis durante termino predicto. Et si contingat 
dictum redditum aut aliqua inde parcella aretro fore insolutum post aliquod 
festum festorum predictorum in quo solvi debeat per unum quarterium anni 
quod tunc bene licebit nobis prefatis abbati et conventui ac successoribus nostris 
in predictis capella et ceteris premissis omnibus reintrare rehabere reassumere et 
gaudere prout in statu nostro pristino dictosque Thomam et Thomam ac assignatos 
SU08 inde totaliter expellere et amovere hoc presenti scripto nostro indentato in 
aliquo non obstante. Et nos predicti abbas et conventus ac successores nostri 
predicta maneria et cetera premissa cum omnibus suis pertinenciis prefatis Thome 
et Thome ac assignatis suis modo et forma supradictis contra omnes gentes 
warantizabimus acquietabimus et defendemus per presentes dicto termino durante. 
In cujus rei testimonium imi parti hujus indenture penes predictos Thomam 
et Thomam remanente nos prefati abbas et conventus sigillum nostrum com- 
mune apposuimus alteri vero parti istius indenture penes prefatos abbatem et 
conventum remanenti predicti Thomas Bakar clericus et Thomas Jonys sigilla 
sua apposuerunt. 

Datum septimo die mensis Ffebruarii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi 
vicesimo secundo. 

A large elliptical seal in duU red wax. Upon it the representation of a church 
with central tower ; and in two doorways, two saints. Above, in the sky, are 
two large stars of six rays. In base the church rests upon a substructure con- 
taining two niches. In the dexter a mitred priest with a staff over the left 
shoulder ; the sinister is obscure. 

Legend — ' + sigillum comune monasterii sancti augustini bristoll.' 

This is a valuable Charter for tne histories of Monmouthshire and of the Abbey of St. Augustine's at 
Bristol. Peterston, or St Peter'3 on the Moor, is known by its fine church on the low land adjoining-the 
Seyern. Marshfleld and Rumney are villages near, the latter on the higher ground ; and VVentloog is the 
name bome by the whole of the rich level plain which lies between Newport and Cardiff, and is skirted by 
the old Roman road and traversed by the South Wales Railway. 



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MCCCXLIII. 
LEASE BY LEWIS THOMS, ABBOT OF MARaAM, TO LLEWELIN 

AP HOPKINE OF THE FISHINa IN THE RIVER AVAN 

FOR FORTY YEARS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

12 JuLY. 24 Hen. VIII. 1532. 
This indenture made the xu"' daye of Julij the xxiiu'^^ yere of the reigne of 
Kynge Henry the eyghte betwyn Lewis Thoms abbot of Morgan and covent 
of the same place on the on party and Lle[weli]n ap Hopkine David Q-rayh 
on the other party wyttenessyth that the sayd abbot and covent of theyr only 
assent and oonssent hath dymysed graunttyd and by thise present covenaunted 
and to ferme lettyd to the sayd Lle[weli]n all the fysching of the revere of 
Avene with alle suche proffittes and advayllys as therto belongynge or apper- 
teynynge from the foorde callyd Ryde y ppollon' deon unto the forde called 
Ryde y banalle benneth the myle to haue and to hould alle the sayd 
fyschynges and proffyttes with other appurtenaunces to the sayd Lle[weli]n 
ap HoPKYN to his executores and assygnes from the day of the makyng herof 
unto the ende and terme of xl. yeres next insuwyng this presente date yeldyng 
and paynge yerely to the sayd abbotte and covent and to ther successers x. 
samones v. gyllynges and xliiu'* suwynges to be payd at the usuale tyme of 
the yere or elles viu*^- for euery samone and iiu*^- for euery gyllyng and for euery 
ouple sewinges i*^- and the sayd samonsy yerely to be payd befor the fest of the 
purificac'on of oure Lady and the other said fyshes to be payd befor the 
nativite of our Lady and yn case the said ferme be behynd and not paid yn 
the sayd usualle seasone or elles the moneye or a sufficient dystresse therein to be 
found that then the sayd abbott and covent and ther successors llawfuUy to 
reintre yn the sayde ferme aud fyshynges and the sayd Lle[weli]n his 
executors and assigns to expell and putt out and this indenture notwith- 
standyng and fyrthyrmore the sayd abbot and covent and theyr successores all 



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the forsayd fyshynges and profyttes therto belongynge or apperteynyng to the 
sayd Lle[weli]n ap Hopkyn to his executores and assygnes schalle warante 
and defende durynge the sayd terme as it is above comprissyd. In wyttenesse 
wheroffe to this present indenture the partys aforsayd interchangeably have setto 
theyr sealx as welle the covent seale of the sayd monasterij as the seale 
Lle[weli]n. 

Dated in the Chapter-house of the sayd monasterij the day and the yere 
above sayd. 

Imperfect seal in red wax : the common seal of Margam Abbey. See Biroh, 
Catal. of Seals m the Brit. Museum., No. 3,608. 

Endorsed — ' The fishing to Eide y Banall.' 



MCCCXLIV. 

CONFIRMATION OF THE LIBERTIES OF SWANSEA 

TOWN, Etc. 
[Margam Charter.] 

1 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII. 1532. 
' This indentur made betwene the Right Honorable Lord Henry [Somerset] 
Erl of Worcestre Lorde of G-ower' and Kylat;y Chepstow and Raglan on' 
the oon' party and Leyson' Abbatt of Neth . Syr Eice Mawnsell Knight . 
George Herbert Squier . Thomas Johns Squier . Jamys Thomas . Harry 
Barett . JoHN Franklen , JoHN Cradock . JoHN Synt John . Wyllim 
ap Rees Llwyd . Hopkyn Dawkyn . John D'd Morgan . Jankyn 
Francklen . David Mauncell' . John Parkyn . JoHN Grenow . Thomas 
ap OwEiN and Richerd Thomas of the Engleschery of Gtower freholders . And 
also Gw[y]lym Jankyn . Henry ap Jankyn . Hopkyn ap John . Richerd 
ap John . D'd ap Ryce ap John . Wyll'm Gryffyth . Dauid ap 
Gryffyth . and Rogyer ap Owein tenaiintis of the Welschere of Gtower 



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And allso Thomas ap Myrike ychen . John D'd ap Hopkyn . John ap D'd . 
Jankyn ap JoHN David ap Hopkyn . and John Thomas vechan' of Kylvey 
on' the other party wytnesseth that for the sutn of ccc. markes grauntyd be seid 
Abbott and the other abovnamyd to thuse of the seid Erle . . . . in maner and 
forme folowyng to be payd that is to sey att the feste ofE Saynte Margret the 
vergyne next comyng after the date heroff l//. and so yerly at euery feste of 
Seynt Margret tbe vergeyn fyfty li. vn to suche tyme the seid sum of ccc. 
markes be lully satisfid and payd and resydue beyng l. markes to be payd att the 
feste of Saynt Margret then medya[t]ly folowyng in full contentacion and 
payment of the ccc. markes the seid Erle covenauntith and grauntith for hym 
and for is heires to and with the seid persons abonamyd and euery off them and 
to ther heirys and to euery of them that the oharter mayd be Wyll'm Brewys . 
sum tyme lorde of the seid lordschepp of Gtower and Kylvey grauntit to seid 
tenantes of the lordschepp of Gtower and Kylvey schall stonde and remayne in 
force and efect in all and euery article and powyat acordyng to the tenoar of the 
same chartour exceptyng alwais the bonde of the thousant powndes conteigned 
and specified in the same chartour which schall' reraayn and be of suche strenght 
and force as it was before the makyng hiroff and non otiierwisse as thought ther 
were uo suche indentures and that all grauntes promesses libertes f redomes como- 
ditis what so euer ther be contignet in the same charter from hensforth schall be 
weir and treuly holdyn obseruet and performyd and kypte in the behalfe of the 
seid Erle excepte the seid bonde as it is bef ure seid and the seid Erle covenaunthe 
promisethe and graunthe to and with the seid persones abonamyd and ther heyres 
that libertes fraunchis and good laudable custom' grauntit to eny of the seid 
tenaunt and inhabitauntes or to eny other tenantes and inhabitauntes of the seid 
lordschepp of Gtower' and Kilvey or eny other bodies corporat within the 
lordschepp of Gr[o]wER' and Kilvey be charter preteuded by tytell of pr^- 
scripicion or allowed in recorde in sessions in Eyre hir' before holdyn or 
otherwisse within the seid lordescheppe schall haue ther continianee with owte 

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interupcion or iet of tlie seid Erle or is hejeres and wher as sessions in eyre hath 
bjn vsed hirbefor' to be holdjn within the seid lordschepp be the space of xv. 
days every lu. yeres at the liberty and plesure of the lorde for the tyme beyng 
whieh sessions were holdyn moste commynly in herveste season or in sowyng tyme 
and at the sessions not only all' the tenauntes of the seid lordeschepp but also 
the resiauntes wer' callyd to gyue cont'uaII att'aunce yt is agryde betwene the seid 
partes and the seid Erle promiseth that ther schall' be froumhensford' but one 
sessions holdyn every lu. yere in the lordschepp of G-ower' and Kylvey and 
that the same sessions schalbegyne the morowe next after Trinite Sonday and so to 
coutenuwe be the space of four' dayes then next folowyng so that it be thought 
expedient and requiessyte be the seid Erle and his herys for the dew ministra- 
ciou of justice and that all the inhabitaunce and resiauntes within the seid 
lordscheppes schale apyre at the seid sessions the fyrste day and after ther 
apparance nou schal be bonden to gyue atfaunce at the seid sessions but only 
suttours and freholderes of the seid lordscheppes and other that hath to do in the 
seid sessions that is to say plantyffes and deffendandes and all' other that haue 
causes of accions or off suettes also it is greyde betwne the seid partes that yeff 
eny person hereaffter schalbe condictit of dysseysyn with force or withowte force 
the same person so condicted or attayntyd iu example of other shalbe mersyd 
in XLs. and jd. sterlinges accordyng to the aunciente custom' of the same lord- 
shepps and seid Erle promissyth and grauntith for hym and is heires that the 
same Erle nor is heires nor any of their offeris for the tyme beying within the 
seid lordscheppes from hensford shall^ eny landes or tenementes into handes of£ 
the seid Erle of {sic) is heires contrary to the ordyre of the lawe and the laudable 
custom' of the seid lordscheppes allso the said Erle for hym and is heires 
promisseth graunteth and covenaunteth that i£E eny officer of the seid lordschepps 
make eny false presentiment retorn' or certificate where eny man schall' be hurted 
or dampnified may haue his aecion upon is cause aganshe thofficer that schall' 
make suche retorn' or presentimand or certificat and recouer with damages and 



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costies and the exec'on and levying suche forfeties or peinalltes as schall rise or 
giowe hy reson of suche prisntment retorne or certifieat schall secesse be space of 
two monethes next ensywyng and folowyng such presentment retorne or certyficat 
except suche exec'ion as schall be had and mayde for forfeture or brekyng of 
recognisaunces to be taken in the chaunchry of the seid lordschepps of recorde 
or by obligacions to be takyn be officers owte of the courte to thintent in the 
same meyntyme the partey hurte or dampnified may have is remedy as it is bef ore 
seid unto the which accion the officers schall make aunsewr' with owte delay 
also the seid Erle promissith grauntith and covenaunth that the tenauntes of the 
lordscheppes of Gower' may yerly electe and chose all the chere courte to be 
holdyn yerly within the seyd lordschepps next medyatly after Mychell'mas iij. 
sufficient of them sylfe of whom the seid Erle and his heyres may and schall' 
apoynt on to be coroner of the seid lordschepp of Q-ower' that yere with xxs. 
of fee yerly provided alweis that he so electyd and apowynteyd schall not be 
ageyne elected in that office be space of there yeres then next folowyng Also 
wher that certane landes and tenementes on Welschery of Gower and Kilvey 
were deuidid in diuerse particuler parcelles so that it be not certynly knowen 
where the rente of the same can be levyd ne had wherby myche trobuU' hath 
byn amongist the seid tenauntes then the seid Erle promissyth and graunthe 
that an endefer'n inqueste sworne schall' enquere owte of what landes the seid 
rentes do issue and to deuide and aporcion of the seid rentes after the rate of the 
particular of the seid landes and afterwarde so to levey it yerly and not other- 
wisse also wher that certyn duety to the seid Erle be longinge callid comofhir 
clainey and leveyd upon tenauntes of Walschery of Gtower' and sum 
tenaunte more and of sum lasse arbitrary at the lybertey of tho offeceres so 
that for aifecion mede rewarde thoffeceres sum tyme faueroth the one and 
ouercharge the other agenste equytie wherfore the seid Erle graunth 
that an indeferynt queste schalbe soworne to devyde rate and 
extenth the seid duety caleyd commortbir clamcy equaly upon the seic? 



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tenauntes after the rate of the landes and so afterwarde to stond and 
contynue and to be leveyd acordyng and non woderwisse And also the seid 
Erle promyseth and grauntith that eny landes or tenementes in Welschery of 
Gtower' from heusford reuerte and come to the hondes- or off is herijs for defawte 
of heiris malles that proclamacion schalbe mayd in there apon coui-tes to be 
holdyn in the seid Welschery that suche landes and tenementes be reuertyd to 
the seid Erle or is heirys and that if he that schalbe in possession be long 
dyscontynuaunce of the seid tenement in the tale come forth' in the lu. courte 
redy to pay is fyne for the same landes that ys to sey vud. for every acre of the 
lande for the wiche lycke fyne hath byn before payd in tyraes paste that the 
seid Erle and is heirys schall'^ and graunte the same landes to suche as scall' be 
in pos3'ion theroff acordyng to the custome of the seid lordschepp ofE Q-qwer' 
Also it is so agreyd betwyne the seid partes and the seid Erle promisseth 
graunthe and covenaunth that from hensforth ther schalbe no tenaunte resiauntes 
or inhabitantes of the seid lordscheppe of Gtower and Kylvey put vnder sywrtes of 
good aberyng but only suche as be notarius thevys that hathe mayd ther fynys 
commen brawlers and mysrywlyd persons mantheneres of thevys braueris and 
fauers of enquestes all otheres to all' only to be vnder suertes of ther apparance 
acordyng to the thauncient and the laudabyll' custume of the seid lordschepp 
Item where of olde tyme it was derectit be burgesses of the town of Swansey if 
eny tennantes of the seid lordscheppe or eny other foren persons made eny frey 
and drue blod apon eny other man be violens apon the Sonday in the seid towne 
that he or thei that so offende to the disterbaunce of the burgesses aud inhabi- 
tauntes of the seid towne schalbe mercyd in xls. and jd. whiche mercement is 
nowe aduertit and retonie apon the burgesses of the town of Swansey contrary 
to the thentent of the seid ordenaunce aud decre and allso contrary to the chartour 
of the towne The seid Erle mendyng the quietnes and welth of his seid 
poure burgesses willith grauntith and covenaunth that from' hencefordd' ther 
schall be no suche pynalltey or mersement levide ne gederd apon eny of the seid 



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burgesses so that the same burgesses and inhabitauntes do endeuer them sylfe to 
do suohe transgressours and offenders to be arestid and put under swertys 
for the seid mersement of xls. sd. but that the seid mercement only levyde 
and had of foren persons or person as sch[a]ll comytte suche offences and 
mysdemenours within the seid towne apon ther swrtes acordyng to thententh 
and meenige of the seid ordinances and ouer that the said Erle promissyth 
and covenantith to afirme all' wey suche ordinaunce as schall be devisyd and 
made be portre' and burgeses of the seid town not beyng nor sownyng to the 
derogacion or preiudice of the seid Erle or his heirys and that as such penallty 
as schall be cessed and ratyd be portrey for tyme beyng forbrekyn of eny party 
of the seid ordenaunce the one halfe theroff schalbe leveyd to thuse of the seid 
Erle and the tother halfe to the commyn cofyr of the seid towne for the oommyn 
welthe of the seid town Also the seid Erle grauntith for hym and is heiris 
that from hensforth the stewarde of the said lordscheppe of Gtower' for the tyme 
beyng apon complaynt to hym made be portre and burgesses of the seid towu' 
of SwANSEY schall haue auctorite and powi- to exclude and exile all' maner 
artificeres and hondycryfte men wiche from hensforth vse mistery of 
cuttynge and keruyng owte of the seid towne within the circuyte 
of vij. miles of the seid town' onles such artificeres be in- 
habitynge withyn the seid town of Swansey prouidyd all' weisse that presente 
artificeres extend not to smythis nor tayloures aPso the portre of the seid town' 
for the tyme beyng schall' electe and poynt too burgesses of the seid town to 
serche all' suohe tannyd lether as schall' come to the seid town or schall be 
tannyd in the seid town' so that the seid burgesses may se the seid tanerys haue 
no leder but that that sohall be good abyll' and lawfull' upon the peyn of the 
forffeture of the same lether so insofieient and the tanner also to forfeit for 
euery hyde so insuffioiently tannyd vis. viisd. the on half of the seid forfetures 
to the use of the seid Erle and tother to thuse of the commyn cofer of the seid 
town' of SwANSEY hit also to be graunted and agreyd that be no restrant of 



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wolles made to seid Erle nor his stewarde for the tjme beyng nor other of is 
officres in the seid Iprdschep tenauntes and inhabitauntes of the seid lordscheppe 
of GrowER paying ther customs due for sele or caryng of wolles may laufull' syll' 
ther wolles vn to all other singler persons beyng the kynges subiectes and allso 
that the seid tenauntes and inhabitauntes may convey and cari awey ther woll' 
to Englond and to all' scheires and lordescheppe in Walis withowte lett 
interupcion or eny other maner vexacion be any of the seid officeris also it is 
gryde betwne the seid parties that [if] any of the tenauntes and inhabitaunce be 
maliciusly accused of felony he or thei that so schall' appyne to be accusyd schall 
be put baile be the discrecion of the stewarde for the tyme beyng pendyng 
sufficient excepting the seid person or persons so accused be inductit be 
xij. freholderres or take with meneuer or elles oponly known for notarius 
thefues be the reson of licke onfendes before commyttid be the seid 
person or persons so accused [and] may have triall' within three monyth' next 
after the accusmente or indiment of any of this persones . Also it is fiirther 
covenaunted and agreyd that within v, yere next the date hiroff ther be no 
taske nor talege leveyd rated cessed ner leuied apon the tenauntes and habitauntes 
of seid lordschepp of G-ower' to the vse of the seid Erle but only the ccc. markes 
grauntid for the aboue namyd provydid all'weis that no maner of extorcion* 
vnlawfull' assembles nor riottes nor any fyne or merciamentes by the same be 
pardoned rennytted nor released by this present graunte . In witnesse wheroff 
the parties aboue named to theis interchaungabl' haue setto ther seales yuyn the 
firste day of Sempbre the xxiiu. yer of the reigne of our' souerne lorde Kyng 
Henry the eight.' 

Eudorsed — ' The composicion for Grower with the Erle of Worcester.' 

(1) A word wanting in MS. 

(2) Of the seid Erle, omitted (?) 

(3) A word omitted, MS. 

This document, a copy of the original. is very corruptly ^vritten. It appears to have escaped the notice 
of G. Gr. Francis. the Historian of Swansea. 



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MCCCXLY. 
LEASE FOE THEEE LIVES BY JOHN aEONO, OF KYTTHILLE, 
TO JANKYN HOSKYN AND OTHEES, OF A TENEMENT IN 
PENEEIS, AT A YEAELY EENT OF 8s., Etc. 
[Margam Charter.] 

25 April. 25 Hen. VIIL 1533. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes Gtrono de Kytthille dedi 
concessi et ad firmam dimisi Jankyn' Hoskyn' Johanne Gtevelyng' uxori sue 
et Johanne Joskyn' filie eorundem tenementum meum cum terra arrabili pratis 
boscis pasturis et vastis cum omnibus suis pertinentiis in parochia de Penreis in 
loco vocato Q-awtyn' is Hille et in feodo de Penreys predicta ut per autiquas 
metas et bundas ibidem a diu usitatas. Habendum et tenendum predictum 
tenementum cum t. a. p. b. p. et v. c. o. s. p. prefatis J. H. . J. Gr. et J. H. filie 
eorundem ad terminum vite eorum et eorum alterius diucius viventis. Eeddendo 
inde annuatim prefato Johanni Gtrono bered. et assign. suis octo solidos sterlin- 
gorum ad festa Pasche et Sancti Michaelis archangeli et par caponum in 
quolibet festo S. M. A. durante termino predicto et optimum heriettum dum 
legitime acciderit . Et ulterius predictis J. J. uxori sue et J. filio eorundem 
predictum tenementum cum o. s. p. in fine dicti termini in bono statu dimittent 
aut unus eorum dimittet. Et predictus J. Gr. et heredes sui predictum tene- 
mentum cum t. a. p. b. p. et v. cum o. s. p. prefatis J. J. uxori sue et J. filie 
eorundem ad terminum vite eorum et eorum alterius diucius viventis coutra 
omnes gentes warantizabunt et defendent in forma predicta. In c. r. t. huic 
presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. 

Hiis testibus . Thomas Frawnces . William Semmer . Jhon' Lia et multis 
allis. 

Datum apud Sewensey vicesimo quinto die mensis Aprilis anno regni Eegis 
Henrici octavi post conquestum vicesimo quinto. 

SmaU signet, red wax, a fleur-de-lis. 



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MCCCXLVI. 
INYENTORY OF THE HOUSE OF THE BLACK FRIAES 
OF CARDIFF, AT THE VISITATION OF MONASTERIES, 
ABOUT 1534. 

[P. R. 0., EXCHEQUER T, R. MlSCELLANEOUS BoOKS, VoL. 115, FoL. 35.] 

The Blacke Freeres of Cardiff. 
This indenture maketh mencyon of all y'' stuffe of y" Blacke Freerys of 
Cardiffe recey ved by the lorde visitor vnder the lorde i ireuey seale for the Kyngis 
grace avid deliuereid to John Loueday debite to y*^ baly to se and order to 
y^ Kingis vse w* the howse and all ye appurtenance till y*^ Kjngis plesure be 
further knowen. 
Thf' Vi'Sfre. 

Item ij. tunakillys of blake veluit w* y* appurtenance. 

Item a sute of blewe vestmentis w* out apparell. 

Item a cope of redde damaske. 

Item a redne cope w*^ ymagis. 

Item a cope of blewe w* whit brancheis. 

Item a cope brancheid w' diuerse colorys. 

Item a cope of blaeke silke brancheid w* white silke. 

Item a chesabull of grene silke. 

Item a changeabill yelow w^ an albe. 

Item a blewe tunakill. 

Item a grene tunakill. 

Item a vestment of white chamlet. 

Item a crosse of laten. 

Item a senser of laten. 

Item ij. cruetis tynne. 

Item ij. candelstickis laten. 

Item a holy water stoppe laten. 



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Item a sacry bell and a pax. 

Item a frunt of Satan^ for the hei alter of diuerse colorys. 

Item ij. auter clotheis for j^ hei alter and on for oure lady alter. 

Item a payer of orgaynys. 

Item ij. ladaris. 
The Kechin, 

Item II j. platerys pewter. 

Item a pan and a brasse pot, 

Item a litill ketill. 

Item a ehafin dische. 

Item a charger and a broche. 

Item a greidiron. 

Item a buckit and a cheyne of iron. 

Item II j. fattis, a tubbe, and a standarde. 

Item ij. coferys, v. stolys, and u. formys. 

Item a brasse pan in y^ fumas. 

Item a handiron. 
Beside y'^ stuffe their ys delyuerde w* y^ seid indenture in the grey freers^ 
boxe V. peses of evidens, also a bill of Thomas E.obert veteler for xxs. dett to 
him for y'' seid howse for vetell. 

M'^ the visitor hathe w* him a chales weing xiurnc. and payde his owne 
chargis and so departid. 

And yt ys to be rememberyd y'^y'' ys owen for a sute of vestmentis and a 
cope white yuU. the cope can not be fownde. The prist decon and sub-decon ys 
deliuereid to f ather Lewys y^ w'^^ was prior here and ys bowne f or y^ payement of 
y^ \uli. and yf he can cum to the knowlege of y'' cope to have yt for 
payement of j^ same . And ther ys gone many other thingis of y'' which we can 
haue no knowlege for y^ prior and subprior and other of late be dede w* in x. 
or xij. days so y* all ys owt of order. 

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Ij. pottis and lu. buschellis corne war in the towne and solld and the seruant 
payde vus. vjrf. dewe to hir. 

M*^ ther ys a bill in y^ boxe of xxs. dett for vitell y*^ ys peyde w*^ certeyne alter 
olotheis and a pore vestment fonde in y^ towne after y* inventory was made. 

per me Johannem Louedat. 

(1) t.e., Satin. 

(2) See next document here following. 



MCCCXLVII. 

INYENTORY OF THE HOUSE OF THE GEAY FEIARS AT 
CAEDIFF, AT THE VISITATION OF MONASTEEIES, ABOUT 
1534. 

[P. E. 0., EXCHEQUER T. E. MlSCELLANEOUS BooKs, No. 115, FoL. 83.] 

The Graye Fryers of Cardyffe. 

This indenture makythe mencyon of all y^ stuffe of y^ Q-raye Fryers of 
Cardyffe reoeyued by the lorde vysytor vnder the lorde privy seale for the 
kynges grace and delyueryd to John Louedaye, debyte to the baly, to se and 
order to ye kyngis vse w* y^ house and all y'' portenanoe tyll y kyngis 
plesur be forther knowyn : — 
The Quire. 

Item a fayer tabuU of allebaster. 

Item u. auter clothes on the auter. 

Item a clothe blewe and yelow saye w* a frynge befor y® auter. 

Item u. payer of small oandell stekes. 

Item a lytyll crosse latin. 

Item iiu. small preket caudelstekes latin. 

Items a payer of organs. 

Item a sorte of old bokes. 



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Item ij, payer of cmettes pewter. 

Item a lytyll pylowe. 
The Churche. 

Item V. tabulles allebaster. 

Item one sacry bell. 

Item in y® stepull j. bell. 
The Vestre. 

Item iJ. whyte copys damaske w* dyverse offeras. 

Item an olde cope of blewe sylke w* flowers. 

Item a cope of rede veluet w* angelles and flowers. 

Isem a pore cope. 

Item a fayer cope payneyd sylke. y*^ offeras velvet w* eggylles. 

Item an olde blacke cope sylke w* lambeys. 

Item an olde cope sylke. 

Item a cope rede veluet w* blewe offeras worstede. 

Item XX. olde chessabulles w*^ owt albes. 

Item viij, olde tenacles w* owt albes. 

Item iij. corporasseys w* viu. caseys. 

Item a sute of whyte damaske w* rede offeras. 

Item a sute of rede velvet w* goode offeras. 

Item a vestement corse worstede. 

Item ij. sacry belles. 

Item an olde senser laten. i 

The Kechyn. 

Item ij . gret panys. 

Item II j. brasse pottes. 

Item ij. cobyornes w*- a gret yom bar w* lu. hokes. 

Item one payer of pothokes. 

Item u. brandyornes. 



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Item a forneys of lede. 

Item a gyet fat at j^ kechyn dore. 

Item a cowpe and a cupborde. 

Item one new plater and u. new potyngeres. 

Item ij. old platers. 

Item a trendyll. 
The Hall. 

Item a goode tabull w* u. trestelles and u. formeys. 

Item a cupborde. 

Item lu. laten basons. 
The Neic Chamber. 

Item an olde foldeynge borde. 

Item an olde tabull borde. 

Item iij. payer of trustelles. 

Item a chayer. 

Item u. candlellstekes. 

Item a goode cupborde and lu. formeys. 

Item ij. aundyomes and a payer of tonges. 
Be syde thys delyuered a boxse w*^ evydens to them belongeynge . In 
y^ whyche bosse be syde -f Gtraye Fryeres e\ydens be v. peseys y' longe to 
y^ Blacke Fryers, and yt ys to be rememberyd y' ther ys allowyd to y^ wardeyn 
a brasse pott not in y^ inventory, a brokyn lytyll bell and a grate of yeom 
y*^ stode in y^ quire to dyscharge y^ vysytors charges, and forther yt ys to be re- 
memberyd y^ y^ vysytor hathe w* hym to y* Kynges vse, a crose w' Mary and 
JoHN, weynge as yt ys v*^- and wnc, a proper chales and a nother lytyll chales 
all gyllt weynge bothe xxixrwc, also a brokyn senser w* a schype and other 
brokyn chales w'^ lytyll payse weynge Ljr«c. Also other u. chales y® one gylt 
lyenge. In plege for iiu/i.,the wyche y^ vysytor pays bothe weynge xxxvupwc. 
Also a pyrete and a lytyll bonde of a maser weynge •siuvnc. 



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Ther is a chales for v. marke w* Mr. Olyuer Sant John w°'' hathe 7® mandy 
on y^ foote in portytase and ys better j^ y^ mony. I had no time to sende for it. 

Per me Johan Loueday. 



MCCCXLVIII. 

NOTE OF A PENRICE LEASE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

10 Jan. 25 Hen. VIII. 1534. 

A lease for three lives by Sir Rice Manxell of the Bewper, Knt., to 
WiLLiAM Benet of Kylvorogh iu the lordship of Gtower, Jenet, his wife, and 
Elyn, their daughter, of " the Castell of Penrice and the yate lande and gardayn 
lande with alle other landes, medewes, lesewis, pasturs, grovis, and woddes whiche 
lately was in the handes of Nycholas Francis, and the woddes which apper- 
tayneth to the Castell', and wast landes lately in the handes of Nycholas 
Philip, and the culverhouse by the posterne gate of the saide Castell, with the 
pigeons therto belouging or bredyng in the same, and alle the cockshottes in the 
saide wooddes and a close called the East hayes, exscept the wodes in the handes 
of WiLLiAM Somney aud JoHN RiCHARD," rcut 53 sh. — a riall heriett of fyve 
shelings with alle maner of sutes service and custum, etc. The sd. William 
shair not cut noon' oke nor asshe in the sd. woddes except such necesary tymber 
for mayntenaunce of his plowe, etc, and covenant for the tenant to repair. 



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MCCCXLIX. 

ORiaiNAL DEED OF ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE ECCLE- 
SIASTICAL SUPREMACY OF HENRY VIIL, BY THE 
PRIOR AND MONKS OF EWENNY. 

[Brit. Mus. MS. 'Cotton, Cleopatra E. YL, Fol. 210b.] 

11 Sept. 1534. 
Quum ea sit non solum Christiane religionis et pietatis racio sed nostre etiam 
obedientie regula domino Regi nostro Henrico hujus nominis octavo oui uni et 
soli post Christum Jesum servatorem nostrum debemus universam non modo 
omnimodam in Christo et eandem sinceram integram perpetuamque animi 
devocionem fidem observantiam honorem cultum revereutiamque prestemus sed 
etiam de eadem fide et observantia eandem racionem quotiescimque postulabitur 
reddamus et palam omnibus si res postulat libentissime testemur . Noverint 
universi ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit quod nos prior et conventus de 
Ewenny Landavensis diocesis uno ore et voce atque unanimi omnium con- 
sensu et assensu hoc scripto nostro sub sigillo nostro commuui in domo nostra 
capitulari dato pro nobis et successoribus nostris omnibus et singulis imperpetuum 
profitemur testemur ae fideliter promittimus et spondemus nos et successores 
nostros omnes et singulos integram inviolatam sinceram perpetuamque fidem 
observanciam et obedienciam semper prestaturos erga dominum nostrum 
Regem Henricum octavum et erga Annam Reginam uxorem ejusdem et erga 
sobolem ejus ex eadem Anna legitime tam genitam quam progenerandam et 
quod hec eadem populo notificabimus et predicabimus ac saudebimus [stc] 
ubicunque dabitur locus et occasio . Item quod confirmatum ratumque habuimus 
semper et pro perpetuo habituri sumus quod predictus Rex noster Henricus est 
capud ecclesie Anglicane . Item quod episcopus Romanus qui in suis bullis 
pape nomen usurpat et summi pontificis principatum sibi arrogat non habet in 
terris aliquam jurisdictionem collatam sibi a Deo in hoc Regno Anglie quam 



1879 



quivis alius externus episcopus . Item quod nuUus nostrum in ulia sacra con- 
cione privatim vel publice habenda euudem episcopum Romanum appellabit 
nomine Pape aut summi pontificis sed nomine episcopi Romani vel ecclesie 
Romane . Et quod nuUus nostrum orabit pro eo tanquam papa sed tanquam 
episcopo Eiomano . Item quod soli dicto domino Regi et successoribus suis 
adherebimus et ejus leges ac decreta manutenebimus episcopi Romani legibus 
decretis et canonibus que eontra legem divinam et sacram scripturam aut contra 
jura hujus regni esse invenientur imperpetuum renuntiantes . Item quod nullus 
nostrum omnium in ulla vel privata vel publica concione quicquam e sacris 
scripturis desumptum ad alienum sensum detorquere presumet sed quisque 
Ohristum ejusque verba et facta simplioiter aperte sincere et ad 
normam seu regulam sacrarum scripturarum et vere catholicorum atque 
orthodoxorum doctorum predicabit catholice et orthodoxe . Item quod unus- 
quisque nostrum in suis oracionibus et comprecacionibus de more 
faciendis primum omnium Regem tanquam supremum capud ecclesie 
Anglicane Deo et populi presentibus commendabit deinde Reginam Annam cum 
sua sobole tum demum archiepiscopos Cantuariensem et Eboracensem cum 
ceteris cleri ordinibus prout videbitur. Item quod nos omnes et singuli predicti 
et successores nostri conseientia et jurisjurando sacramento nosmet firmiter 
obligamus quod omnia et singula predicta fideliter imperpetuum observabimus. 
In cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum commune huic scripto nostro appen- 
dimus et nostra nomina propria quisque manu subscripsimus. 

Datum in domo nostra capitulari xj°- die mensis Septembris anno domini 
millesimo quingentesimo xxxiiu'^''- 

Dopnus Thomas Bysley prior de Ewenny. 

Dopnus Thomas Toky monachus ibidem. 

Dopnus Willelmus Branche monahcus ibidem. 
Endorsed — ' Ewenn[y].' 

This deed is stained in several parts. The signatures are autograph. 



1880 



MCCCL. 

aUIT-CLAIM BY SIE EESIUS MANXELL OF BEWPER, CO. 

GLAM., KNT., TO PHILIP, HIS BROTHER, AND JO. CRADOK, 

OF THE MAN0R8 OF OXWICH, NICHOLASTON, PENRICB, 

PORTEYNON AND HORTON, (WITH SUNDRY EXCEPTIONS). 

[Margam Charter.] 

24 Sept. 26 Hen. YIIL 1534. 
Omnibus Christi fidelibus a. q. p. s. pervenerint Resius Manxell' de 
Bewper in com. Olam. miles . salutem in Domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis me prefatum Resum remississe et relaxasse et omnino pro me et 
heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse Philippo Manxell' fratri meo 
et JoHANNi Cradok generosis in sua plena et pacifica possessione existentibus 
heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum totum jus meum titulum clameum 
demandam et interesse que unquam habui habeo seu quovismodo in futurum 
habere potero de et in maneriis de Oxwiche . Nicholaston' . Penrice . Port- 
eynon et Horton' in comitatu sive dominio de Gtower . cum omnibus suis 
pertinenciis exceptis imo messuagio terris et tenementis in Oxwiche que nuper 
Philippus Cradok ibidem tenet vocatis Row rogh' per redditum viginti 
solidorum per annum . uno messuagio terris et tenementis Porteynon' predicta 
que nuper David Gtwither ibidem tenet per redditum undecim solidorum et 
quatuor denariorum per annum . uno messuagio terris et tenementis in Penrice 
predicta que Johannes Hoskyn' ibidem nuper tenet per redditum tresdecim 
solidorum et quatuor denariorum per annum . uno messuagio terris et tene- 
mentis in Horton' predicta que Nicholaus Philippe ibidem nuper tenet per 
redditum duorum solidorum per annum . uno messuagio terris et tenementis in 
Nicholaston predicta que Ricardus Yaghan ibidem tenet per redditum decem 
solidorum et sex denariorum . et excepta prima et proxima advocacione donacione 
nominacione [sive] presentaoione ecelesiarum rectorie de Oxwiche et Nichol- 
aston' predictis. Ita quod nec ego predictus Resius nec heredes mei neque aliquis 



1881 



alius per nos pro nobis seu nomine nostro aliquid (sic) jus titulum clameum 

demandam seu interesse de aut in predictis maneriis eum suis pertinenciis neque 

in aliqua inde parcella . exceptis preexceptis . decetero clamare vel vendicare 

poterimus nec debemus quovismodo in futurum sed ab omni accione juris tituli 

clamei demande et interesse inde simus penitus exclusi imperpetuum per 

presentes. Et ego vero predictus Resius et heredes mei predicta maneria cum 

pertineneiis . exceptis preexceptis . prefatis Philippo et Johanni heredibus et 

assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. 

In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum vicesimo quarto die mensis Septembris anno r. R. Henrici octavi 

vicesimo sexto. 

Re. Manxell, K. 

Small signet, red wax : an omameutal shield of arms : a maunch, for Mansell. 

(1) Probably for Hopkyn, see nest two documents. 

MCCCLI. 

COPY OF AN INSPEXIMUS BY HENEY, EARL OF WORCESTEE, 

OF THE PEOCESS WHEEEBY JOHN TUEBEEVILB 

EECOYEES THE MANOES OF OXWICH, NICHOLASTON, 

PENEICE, POETEYNON, AND HOETON, IN GOWEE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

20 OcT. 26 Hen, YIII. 1534. 
Henricus, comes Wigornie, dominus de Eaglan, Chepstowe, Gower, et 
Kylvey, omnibus ad quos presentes littere nostre pervenerint, salutem. 

Inspeximus quod[d]am breve de certiorando dilectis et fidelibus nostris Wil- 
LELMO ap Ees Lloide et Hopkinn' Thomas, loeumtenentibus G-egrgii Herbert 
armigeri senescalli Gower' in heo verba : — 

Henricus, coraes Wigornie, dorainus de Eaglan, Chepstowe, Gower, et 
KiLVEY, Willelmo ap Ees Lloyd et Hopkin' Thomas, locumtenentibus 
Georgii Herbert senescalli Gower', salutera. 

10 L 



1882 



Volentes certis de causis cerciorari super recordum et processum cujusdam 
loquele que sunt in curia nostra comitatus nostri predicti coram vobis prefatis 
locumtenentibus ac Johanne Frangkelen, Johanne Seint Jone, et Thoma 
Russell', sectatoribus curie comitatus predicti per breve nostrum de ingressu 
super disseisinam in le post per Johannem Turbervile petentem, ac Philippum 
Mawncell' et Johannem Cradocke tenentes, de maneriis de Oxv^tiche, Nico- 
LASTON, Penrys, Porteynon ct HoRTON cum pertinentiis, exceptis uno messuagio 
terris et tenementis in Oxwiche predicta, que nuper Philippus Cradocke tenet 
vocatis E.EWREGH, uno messuagio terris et tenementis in Porteynon, que 
NiCHOLAUS BuTTON ibidem tenet, uno raessuagio terris et tenementis in Penrys 
predicta, que Johannes Hopkinne nuper tenet, uno messuagio terris et tene- 
mentis in Horton predicta, que nuper Nicholaus Phelippe ibidem tenet, uno 
messuagio terris et tenementis in Nicolaston predicta, que E.icardus Yaghan 
tenet, ac prima et proxima advocacione donacione sive presentacione ecclesiarum 
de OxwicHE et Nicholaston, vobis mandamus quod recordum et processum 
predictos cum omnibus ea tangentibus quibuscumque nominibus partes predicte 
conce'ant' in eisdem nobis in cancellaria nostra apud Sewensey sub sigillis vestris 
distincte et aperte sine dilacione mittatis et hoc breve. 

Teste meipso apud Sewensey vicesimo die mensis Octobris anno regni Regis 
Henrici octavi vicesimo sexto. [a.d 1534.] 

Inspeximus eciam quod[d]am responsum predicti Willelmi ap Res Lloyd et 
Hopkinn' Thomas de et super eodem breve de certiorando nobis et in cancellaria 
nostra predicta retomatum in hec verba : — 

Responsum Willelmi ap Res Lloyd et Hopkinn' Thomas, locumtenentium 
G-eorgii Hebbert armigeri senescalli Gtower virtute cujusdam brevis nobis 
directi. 

Recordum et processum unde infra fit mencio Henrico comiti Wigornie in 
cancellaria sua infrascripta cum omnibus ea tangentibus sub sigillis nostris 
distincte et aperte mittimus huic brevi annexa prout interius nobis preceptum. 



1883 



Inspeximus insuper recordum et processum predicti brevis nostri de ingressu 
super disseisinam in le post uua cum retorno ejusdem brevis ac placitum insuper 
inde habitum ac cum omuibus ea tangentibus nobis in cancellaria nostra predicta 
virtute dioti brevis nostri de cerciorando missa in filacis ejusdem cancellarie 
residentia de recordo in hec verba : — 

Henricus, comes Wigornie, dominus de Eaglan, Chepstow^e, Gower, et 
KiLVEY, coronatori Gtgwer' salutem. 

Precipe Philippo Mawncell et Johanni Cradocke, quod juste et sine 
dilacione reddant Johanni Turbervill' maneria de Oxwiche, Nicholaston, 
Penrys, Porteynon, et Horton cum pertinentiis, exceptis uno messuagio terris 
et tenemeatis in Oxwiche predicta que nuper Philippus Cradocke tenuit vocatis 
E.EWREGH, uno messuagio terris et tenementis in Porteynon predicta qae 
NiCHOLAUs Button ibidcm tenet, uno messuagio terris et tenementis in Penreis 
predicta que Johannes Hopkinus nuper tenuit, uno messuagio terris et tene- 
mentis in Horton que Nicholaus Phelip ibidem tenet, uno messuagio terris et 
tenementis in Nicholaston que Ricardus Vachan tenet, ac prima et proxima 
advocacioae donacioue sive presentacione ecclesiarum de Oxwiche et Nicho- 
LASTON que olamat esse jus et hereditatem suam et in que iideiu Philippus et 
Johannes Cradocke non habent ingressum nisi post disseisinam quam Petrus 
(blank here, but see below) inde injuste et sine judicio fecit prefato Johanni 
Turberville post primam transfretationem domini Eegis Henrici filii Eegis 
JoHANNis in Vasconiam ut dicit . Et unde queritur quod predicti Philippus et 
Johannes ei deforciaverunt . Bt nisi fecerint et predictus Johannes Turbervile 
fecerit te securum de clameo suo prosequendo . Tunc summone per bonas 
summonitiones predictos Philippum et Johannem Cradocke quod sint coram 
senesoallo nostro comitatus nostri Gtower' seu ejus locumtenente ad comitatum 
nostriim apud Sewensey die Lune videlicet septimo die Septembris prosime 
futuro teneudum presentaturi quare non feceriut et habeas ibi summoaitiones et 
hoc breve. Teste me ipso apud Sewensey decimo die Augusti anno regni Eegis 
Henrici octavi vicesimo sexto. [a.d. 1534.] 



1884 



Responsum David Mawncell coronatoris GrowER, plegii de prosequendo 

JOHANXES PaRKYXX et NlCHOLAUS HaYROUN SUm' JOHANNES GrAMON et 

Henricus Francklen, placita apud Sewensey coram Willelmo ap Rees 
Lloyd et Hopkinn' Thomas locumtenentibus Gteorgii Harbert senescalli 
GowER JoHANNE Franckelen Johanne Seiute Jone et Thoma Russell secta- 
toribus comitatus predicti et aliis domini Regis fidelibus adtunc ibidem presentibus 
die LuNE septimo die Septembris anno regni Regis Henrici octavi vicesimo 
sexto. GrowER. Johannes Turbervile in propria persona petit versus Philippum 
Mawncell et Johannem Cradocke maneria de Ox^viche, Nicholaston,Penreys, 
PoRTEYNON, ot HoRTON, cum pertineutiis ut jus et hereditatem suam exceptis (etc, 
as above) tenet, ac prima et proxima advocacione donacione sive presentacione 
ecclesiarum de Oxwiche et Nicholaston predictis . Bt in que iidem Philippls 
et Johannes Cradocke non habent ingressum nisi post disseisinam quam Petrus 
CooKE inde injuste et siae judicio fecit prefato Johanni Turbervile post primam 
transfretacionem domini Regis Henrici filii Regis Johannis in Vasconiam et 
unde dicit quod ipsemet fuit seisitus de predictis maneriis de Oxwiche, Nicho- 
laston, Penry'S, Porteynon, et Horton cum pertineutiis, exceptis preexceptis, in 
dominico suo ut de feodo, tempore juris, tempore pacis, tempore domini Regis 
nunc capiendo inde explecias ad valenciam viginti librarum, et cetera. Et in que, 
et cetera. Et inde producit sectam. Et predicti Philippus et Johannes 
Oradocke per Jankinn' Frangkelen attomatum suum venit et defendit jus 
suum quando, et cetera. Et vocat inde ad warantizandum Risium Ma-wncell 
militem in eomitatu ['redicto per auxilium curie, et cetera, habeant omnia hic die 
LuNE videlicet quinto die mensis Octobris proxime futui'i. Idem dies datiis est 
tam prefato Johanni Turbervile quam prefatis Philippo et Johanni Cradocke 
hic scilicet apud Sewensey dicto quinto die, et cetera. Tenor brevis inde 
sequitur in hec verba : — 

Henricus comes Wigornie dominus Oower' coronatori Gtower salutem. 
Summone per bonos summonitores Resium Mawnsell militem quod sit coram 



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senescallo nostro G-gwer' seu ejus locumtenente ad comitatum nostrum apud 
Sewensey quinto die Octobris proxime futuri ad warantizandum Philippo 
Mawncell et JoHANNi Cradocke maneria de Oxwiche, Penreis, Nicholaston, 
PoRTEYNON, et HoRTON cum pertineutiis exceptis (etc, as above) tenet, ac prima 
et proxima advocatione donatione sive presentacione ecclesiarmn de Oxwiche et 
Nicholaston que Johannes Turbervile in curia nostra coram locumtenente 
senescalli Oower' versus ipsos Philippum et Johannem Cradocke ut jus et 
hereditatem suam per breve nostrum de ingressu super disseisinam in le post. Et 
unde iidem Philippus et Johannes Cradocke in eadem curia vocant prefatum 
EiESUM Mawncell summonitiun in comitatu predicto ad warantizandum versus 
eos. Et habeas ibi summonitiones et hoc breve. Teste meipso apud Sewensey 
decimo die Septembris anuo regui Regis Henrici octavi vicesimo sexto. 
[a.d. 1534.] 

Respousum David Mauncell' coronatoris Gower, sum' Johannes Dunse et 
EiICARDus Knaythe . ad quam diem venit tam predictus Johannes Twrbervile 
quam predictus Philippus Mawncell et Johannes Cradocke. Et predictus 
E.ES Mawncell miles summonitus per Philippum Q-ryffithe attornatum 
suum simihter venit et gratuite maneria predicta cum pertiueutiis, exceptis pre- 
exceptis, prefatis Philippo et Johanni Cradocke warantizat. Et super hoc 
predictus Johannes Twrbervile petit versus ipsum Resium teuentem per 
warantiam suam maneria de Oxwiche Nicholaston Penreis Porteynon et 
HoRTON cum pertinentiis, exceptis preexceptis in forma predicta. Et unde dicit 
quod ipsemet fuit seisitus de maneriis predictis cum pertinentiis, exceptis pre- 
exceptis, in dominico suo ut de feodo et jure tempore pacis tempore domiui 
Regis nunc capiendo inde explecias ad valenciam, et cetera. Et in que, et cetera. 
Et inde producit sectam . Et predictus Resius Mawncell tenens per warantiam 
suam venit et defendit jus suum quando, et cetera. Et ulterius vocat inde ad 
warantiam Robertum Jayn Dwy qui est presens hic in curia in propria j)ersona 
sua . Et gratuite maneria predicta oum pertinentiis, exceptis preexoeptis, ei 



1886 



warantizat. Et super lioc predictus Johannes Twrbervile petit versus ipsum 
E-OBERTUM Jayn Dwy tenentem per warantiam suam eadem maneria cum per- 
tinentiis, exceptis preexceptis, in forma predicta, et cetera. Et unde dicit quod 
ipsemet fuit seisitus de maneriis predictis cum pertinentiis, exceptis preexceptis, 
in dominico suo ut de feodo et jure, tempore pacis, tempore domini Regis nunc 
capiendo inde explecias ad valenciam, et cetera. Et iu que, et cetera. Et inde 
producit sectam, et oetera. Bt predictus Robertus Jayn Dvvy tenens per 
warantiam suam defendit jus suum quando, et eetera. Et dicit quod predictus 
Petrus Coke non disseisivit predictum Johannes Turbervile de maneriis 
predictis cum pertinentiis prout idem Johannes Turbervile per breve et 
narracione sua predicta superius supponit, et de hoc ponit se super patriam. Et 
predictus Johannes Twrbervile petit licenciam interloquendi et habeat. Et 
postea iste eodem die Lune proximo post festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli 
anno regni Regis Henrici nunc vicesimo sexto, Idem Johannes Turbervile 
revenit hic in curia in propria persona sua. Et predictus Robertus Jayn Dwy 
tenens per warantiam suam licet solemniter exactus non revenit sed in contemptu 
curie recessit et defaltum fecit. Ideo concessum est quod predictus Johannes 
TuRBERViLE recupcret seisinam suam versus prefatum Philippum et Johannem 
Cradocke de maneriis predictis cum pertinentiis, exceptis pi eexceptis. Et quod 
idem Philippus et Johannes Cradocke habeant de terris predicti Resii 
Mawncell ad valenoiam, et cetera. Et idem Robertus Jayn Dwy in miseri- 
cordia. G-ower. Attorn' recept' coram Willelmo ap Res Lloid et Hopkin' 
Thomas locumtenentibus Q-eorgii Herbert senescalli Gtower', ad curiam 
tentam apud Sewensey, septimo die Septembris anno regni Eegis Henrici 
ootavi vicesimo sexto. Gtower. Philippus Mauncell et Johannes Cradocke 
pouunt loco suo Jankynum Frangkelen versus Johannem Twrbervile de 
placito terre. G-ower. Resius Mawncell miles quem Philippus Mawncell 
et Johannes Cradocke vocat ad warantizam et qui eis warantizat ponit loeo suo 
Philippum Gtrefithe versus predictum Johannem Twrbervile in placito terre. 



1887 



Que omnia et singula ad requisioionem predicti Johannis Turbervile exempli- 
fieari et magnum sigillum nostrum quo ad hujusmodiexeraplificacionemnecnon ad 
quecunque brevia nostra extra predictam cancellariam nostram de Sewensey 
exeuntia sigillandum utimur presentibus apponi fecimus. Teste me ipso apud 
Sewensey vicesimo die mensis Octobris anno regni Regis Henrici octavi 
vicesimo sexto. 

This is the true copie of that which remayneth in my Grraundefather's 
Booke, Sir George Harbert the then Stewarde of Q-ower at y'^ tyme 
when the saide recoverie passed. 

(Signed) W. Harbertt'. 
Endorsed — ' The copye of the recovery.' 

This manuscript is very incorrectly written. 



MCCCLII. 
VALOR ECCLESIASTICUS OF THE ABBEY OF NETH. 

[DUG. NOV. MONASTICON V. p. 260.] 

26 Hen. VIII. 1534—1535. 

Abbas et monasterium beatee MARiiE virginis de Nethe. 
Unacum valore vero ejusdem monasterii. 



Grange of Curtsart 

Etburn 

Curtbedhowse 

Molendinum 

2 Werys 

Eedditus assise inter Neth et Tawy 

Grange of Sker 

Grange of Kyllyngarn 







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1888 



The Ferme of Tukkard 

Temple Land ... 

In the fee of the Nashe, Marcros, and Monketowne 

Of the Maner of Llanblethian Ruthin Tyr SuARDand Talavan 

Of the Towne of Cowbridge 

Of the Towne of Llantwitt 

Of the Towne of Kardiff 

Of the Towne of Nethe... 

Ot the Towne of Karelion 

In the Dioeese of Saynt David in Gower. 
The Grrange of Pauylond^ 
Too Werys withiu the Water of Tawey 
Grange of Courte Carney 
Walterstone 
Ejellylybyan 
Gtlynlygnewre 

Spirituaiities there. 
Tething of Courte Carney 
Llandylo Talapo'nt 

In the Biocese of Llandaff. 

Spiritualities. 
Tethyng barne of Saynt Mary Hyll 
Whete at Monkenashe ... 
Whete of Saynt Donettes 

In the Diocese of Bathe and Wells 
Redditus assise. 
ExFORD yerely 
Redditus in Bristowe 



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1889 



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1 11 



The annual poroious peusions going owte of the Monastary of Neth 
yerely in fees to Stawardes Auditors Baylyffes and Almes deedes. 

£ s. d. 
Maister Q-eorge Herbert Steward 
Henry Hopkyn Stewarde 
RicHARD Melyn Baylyff 
Edmund Tournour Receavour 
Th' Abbate of Tewxbury 
JoHN RiGHAUN Auditour and Recorder 

Annual rentes paide owte 
To the Lord of Gtladmorgan for White Marshe 
To the f oresaid Lorde for Huntinghyll Keven Sayson et Court 

Sart 
For the Sker to the forsaid Lorde 
To the heyres of the Barrs 
For the Sker ... 
To the heires of the Turbylls 
To the Abbate of Margan 
To the Vicar of Saynt Donettes a pension. 
To Llandaff 

To the Lorde of Saynt Fagan and the Lorde Coydtyff 
To the Lord of Penline 
To the Prior of DuNSKER 
To th' Abbate of Glyve 
To the Bysshope of Saynt David . . . 
To the Archedecon of Karmarthyn 
My Lorde of Llandaff ... 
To the Bysshop and Archedecon for sinodalls 
For Visytacion of the Bysshop every thyrd yere 



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1890 



To the Archdeacon for proxis 

Cadokstone - ... 

Kellygarne ... 

Cadokstone 

Kellygarne ... 

In Alms and for our Fownder Sir Richard G-rynfelde 

And Lady Constaunce his wyffe f or 4 obyttes 

The abbytt of Mr. Sydman 

Mr. Harry Starling his obby t ... 

Om- Ladyes Loffe of half a bochell whete wekely by the yere 



Abbas ibidem W[L]ysone Thomas 



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Et remanet clare 
Decima inde ... 



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Computus Ministrorum domini Regis temp. Hen. YIII. 

31 Hen. VIII. 1539—1540. 

Nethe nuper Monasterium infra Episcopatum Landavensem.^ 

Com. GrLAM. 

Nethe. Scitus cum terris dominicalibus 

Nethe. Redditus per indenturam 

Cadiston. Redditus terrarum et tenementorum 

Nashe. Grrangia sic vocata 

GrowER. Redditus terrarum et teuementorum 



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Com. SOMERS. 

Bristol. Unum messuagium 

[Com. Glam.] 
Llantwite. E.edditus et firme ... 
Kerlyon. Redditus terrarum et tenementorum 
Kerdiff. Redditus terrarum et tenementorum 
Cowbridge. Redditus „ „ 

Llanblethe. Redditus „ „ 

Skyre. Redditus „ „ 

Marcrosse. Redditus „ „ 



ExFORD. Manerium 



Com. SOMERS. 

Com. Glam. 
Redditus mobilium 



Nashe et Kelligarn.^ 
Cadockston. Rectoria ... 
Nashe. Deeimse 

Llandilotalapont. Firma Ecclesise 
Llandilotalapont. Perquis' Curise 
Kelligrave. Domiuium 



£ s. 


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1 11 


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6 





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7 6 8 

5 2 

20 12 



Transcript of Ministers' account 33 Hen. VIII. Augmentation 

Office as to the demesne Lands. 1541 — 1542. 

Nethe nuper Monasterium. 

Compotus Willelmi Hopkyns ballivi et coUectoris reddituum ibidem, etc. 

Et de 13s. 4(/. de redditu scitus monasterii preedicti cum pomariis gardinis et 

uno prato vocato Prior's Orcherd modo in manibus Ricardi Crumwell mUitis 

per indenturam sigillo curise augmentationum revencionum coronse domini Regis 

sigillatam solveiido ad festa annunciationis beatee Marl^ virginis et Sancti 

Michaeli archangeli equaliter. Et de 20.s. de redditu unius putei carbonum 



1892 



nuper in manibus Leysan Thomas nuper abbatis ibidem et modo in tenura 
prsedicti Ricardi Crumwell per indenturam ut supra solvendo dictis terminis. 

Et de 24s. 6d. de redditu unius grangise vocatse Bethouse GrRAUNGE eonti- 
nentis 16 acras terrse arrabilis et prati uuper in manibus prsedicti iibbatis et modo 
in tenura prsedicti Ricardi Crumwell per indenturam ut supra solvendo dictis 
terminis. 

Et de 13.S'. 4«Y. de redditu unius clausi vocati a Parke cum uno orreo conti- 
nente per estimationem 20 acras nuper in manibus praedicti Abbatis ultra tres 
parcellas terrse dimissas diversis personis per copiam curiae ibidem et modo in 
tenura prsedicti Ricardi Crumwell militis per indenturam ut supra solvendo 
terminis praedictis. 

Et de 40s. de redditu unius G-rangije vocatse Etberne Court cum una domo 
et diversis aliis terris arrabilibus et pasturis ac certis aliis terris vastis conti- 
nentibus per estimationem 16 acras nuper in manibus praedicti Abbatis et modo 
in tenura prsedioti Richardi Crumwell per indenturam ut supra solvendo dictis 
terminis. 

Summa £5 lls. 2d. 

The transcript printed in Dugdale's Monasficnn is very incorrect. 

(1) Panylond, Dugdale. 

(2) Landavensis, Dugdale. 

(3) Kelligam, Dugdale. 

MCCCLIII. 
GRANT BY ALICE MATHEW, WIDOW OF JAYNKYN AP 
RYCHARD TURBYLLE, TO CHRISTOPHER TURBYLLE, 
HER SON, OF A MESSUAGE AND LAND AT NOLTOWN. 
[Margam Charter.] 

31 March. 26 Hen. VIII. 1535. 
Sciant p. et f. quod ego Alicia Mathew vidua nuper relicta Jaynkyn ap 
Rychard Turbylle dedi ooncessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Chris- 
TOFERO Turbylle generoso filio meo unum messuagium cum septem acris terre 



1893 



arabilis et suis pertinentibus quoruni quinque acre terre preclicte jacent in australi 
parte ville de Noltown' et ia australi parte septem quarteriorum terre libere 
Thome ap WiLLiM quondam in manibus Johannis Tew et in occidentali parte 
communis vie que ducitur de Ewhennye usque ad Byrge end et in boriali parte 
unius vie que vulgariter vocatur Cochyn whey et in orientali parte communis vie 
que ducitur de Merthyrmawr usque ad predictam villam de Noltown', Et due 
acre terre predicte jaoent in australi parte parcellarum terre que vocatur Borow 
et in boreali parte terre nuper in matiibus Q-utto John' Dee et in orientali parte 
unius clausure terre Thome ap Willim que vulgariter voeatur Caye mawr et in 
occidentali parte unius dimidie acre terre nuper in manibus Thome ap John' ap 
Watkyn' et inffra parochiam et dominium de Coytyff. Habendum et tenendum 
predictum messuagium cum septem acris terre predictis oum suis pertinenoiis 
pref ato Christofero Turbylle heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum. Red- 
dendo inde annuatim domino capitali quatuor denarios in festo Sancti Michaelis 
archangeli per servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta. Et ego vero 
prefata Alicia Mathew predictum raessuagiam oum septem acris predictis 
prefato Christofero Turbylle heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes 
wharantizabimus {sic) et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. In cujus rei 
testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum apud Noltown' ultimo die mensis Martii anno regni Regis Henrici 
octavi vicesimo sexto. Hiis testibus . Nicholao Thomas How . Jevano ap 
Lle[weli]n et Dio John' cum multis aliis. 

A lump seal in red wax. Device, ' Y. L.' 

Endorsed — ' A grant of land in Coytye from Alicia Mathew, the relict of 
Jenkin ap Richard Tarbill, unto Christopher Turbill ultimo Martii 26 H. viii.' 

Jenkin Turbervile, second son of Ricli;ird Turbervile of Tythegstone, by Margaret, daughter of John 
ap Rees ap Jenkin of Grlyn Nedd, was of Penllyne. He married Alice, daughter of Christopher Mathew 
of Llandaff, and was father of Christoplier Turbervile of Penllyne. which came inio the family by the 
marriage of Tompkin Turbervile with Wenllian. third daughter of Sir John Norris of PenlljTie Castle. 



1894 



MCCCLIY. 

ABSTEACT OF THE STATUTE CREATING THE SHIRE OF 

GLAMORGAN. 

[B. M., MS. Lansd. 473, f. 55.] 

27 Hen. YIII. 1535—1536. 
GrLAMORGAN. The Lordshipes townes parishes hundredes and cantredes of 

GOWER . KeLVEY . BySHOPSTOWNE . LaNDAFF . SlGNITH SUpra . SlGNITH 

subtus . MisKiNS . Ogmore . Glinothney . Tallagarne . RuTHiEN . Tallavan . 
Lamblethian . Lantwide . Theriall . Owan . Neth . Landewy . and the 
Clayes . and aU honnours, etc, and heredities shalbe guildable and parcell of the 
Countie of Glamorgan. The shire of Glamorgan and Morgynocke and all the 
hundreds united unto it shalbe called by the name of the shire of Glamorgan 
onlie and by noe other. 

Justice shal be administred to the subiectes and inhabitantes of the Countie 
of Glamorgan according to the lawes customes and statutes of England as 
it is in the three sheires of Northwales and after noe Welsh lawe. 
[27 H. VIII. 26 Rast. 28, n. 12.] 

MCCCLY. 
COPY EXTRACT OF THE ABBOT OF MARGAM'S COURT ROLL 
OF HAYOD PORTHE, WHEREBY THOMAS DAYID AP 
GWELYME AND HIS SONS ARE ADMITTED. 
[Margam Charter.] 

20 Feb. 27 Hen. YIIL 1536. 
Havod Porthe. Curia ibidem tenta xx. die mensis Februarii anno regni 
Regis Henrici octavi vicesimo septimo coram Johanne Thomas David ap 
Hoell tunc ibidem locumtenente. 

Ad istam curiam venerunt Thomas David ap Gwelyme . David ap Thomas 
et HuGO ap Thomas filii ejus et ceperunt de domino Lodowyco tunc abbate de 



1895 



MoRGAN unum tenementum nuper in manibus Dyo ap Q-welim et una parcella 
(sic) terra vocata Gtwerne manache per suas antiquas metas et bundas. Red- 
dendo inde annuatim ix^- vj''- ad festum Sanoti Michaelis silicet (•*ic) ix* iiij''- 
pro dicto tenemento et pro Gwerne Manache ij'^- Ac etiam ceperunt de dicto 
domino unam parcellam terre vacuis (slc) extra manibus tenentium in loco qui 
vocatur Kreyg cum Q-welyme ab oxidentali fine magna clausura nuuc in 
manibus Lle[wely]n Tew usque ad Troscoll et a Troscoll usque ad altam 
viam que vadit ad Fonnon Gtoeg et a Fonnon Gtoeg usque ad Monte cum 
G-WELYME qui vadit usque ad tenementum GIwelyme GFreffythe Hyde et 
Jankyns G-reffythe Hyde et ab illis usque ad tenementum David ap Jeuan 
ap E.HES. Reddendo inde ix'^- Habendum et tenendum omnia premissa ad 
terminum vite eorum seu unius eorum diucius viventis. Et debent sectam curie 
bis in anno scilicet ad terminum Michaelis et Hockedaye et herietum cum 
acciderit post alterius decessum et dat domino pro primo ingressu vj^- viu^- et 
postea pro quolibet ingressu vj'^- et sic habent inde seisinam ao fecerunt domino 
fidelitatem. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum dicti seuescalii presentibus est 
appensum. 

Datum die loco et annum supradictis. 

Small signet, red wax : a two-headed eagle, displayed. 

MCCCLVI. 
SALE BY WILLIAM HERBERT, ESQUIRE, TO SIR RISE 
MAUNXELL, KNT., FOR TEN POUNDS, OF THE MANOR 
OF BOVERTON AND A WATERMILL. 

[Margam Charter.] 

28 March. 27 Hen. VIIL 1536. 
Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Willelmus 
Herbert armiger salutem in Domino sempiternam. 



1896 



Noveritis me prefatum Willelmum Herbert pro summa deeem librarum 
sterlingorum michi premanibus soluta per Riseum Maunxell' militem remisisse 
relaxasse et omnino pro me heredibus et executoribus meis imperpetuum quietum- 
clamasse prefato Riseo Maunxell' heredibus et executoribus suis totum jus 
titulum clameum meum demaundam vel interesse que unquam habui habeo seu 
quovismodo iu futunim habere potero de et in citum sive manerium de Bover- 
ton' ac de et in unum molendinum aquaticum vocatum Lantreyd' ys mylle cum 
omnibus et singulis suis pertinentiis. Ita quod nec ego prefatus Willelmus 
Herbert nec heredes vel executores mei nee aliquis alius nomine meo aliquod 
jus titulum clameum demandam vel interesse in citum sive manerium predictum 
necnon in molendinum predictum cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinentiis nec 
in aliqua inde parcella decetero clamare vel vendicare poterimus nec debemus 
quovismodo in futurum set ab omni actione juris tituli clamei demande et 
interesse inde simus penitus exclusi imperpetuum per presentes. In cujus rei 
testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum vicesimo octavo die Marcii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi vicesimo 
septimo. 

Signet seal, bronze green wax : the initial letters ' T. 0.' 

MCCCLYII. 

CONVEYANCE BY HOEL CARNE OF COWBRIDGE TO ALEX- 

ANDER PHILIPPE AND JAMES TURBERVYLE, FEOFFEES 

OF LANDS IN LLANBLETHIAN, ETC, TO SPECIFIED USES 

IN TAILMALE, ETC, FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF THE 

CARNE ESTATE. 

[Carne MS.] 

3 AuG. 28 Hen. VIII. 1536. 
Omnibus ad quos presens scriptum indentatum pervenerit Hoelus Carne de 
CouBRUGGE generosus salutem. 



1897 



Noveritis me prefatum Hoelum dedisse concessisse et per hoc presens 
scriptum meum indentatum confirmasse Alexandro Philippe clerico 
rectori eoclesie parochialis de Llanmaysse et Jacobo Turbervyle de 
Llanyltwydd generoso omnia burgagia dimidia burgagia et omnia alia 
terras tenementa et alia hereditamenta mea cum suis pertinentiis que habeo in 
villa de Coubrugge et infra libertates dicte ville de Coubrugge. Dedi etiam et 
concessi prefatis Alexandro et Jacobo omnia messuagia terras tenementa et alia 
hereditamenta mea cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinentiis que habeo et teneo 
in dominio de Llanblethean . Ac unum tenementum terre cum suis pertinentiis 
que habeo in feodo de Mechelstowe prope Cowbrugge et in feodo de Llan- 
YLTWYDD ac modo in tenura Johannis Henman de Sygenston. Habendum et 
tenendum omnia predicta burgagia dimidia burgagia ae cetera premissa cum 
pertinentiis prefatis Alexandro et Jacobo Turbervyle heredibus et assignatis 
eorum imperpetuum ad usura et opus mei predicti Hoeli et Cecilie Kemeys 
uxoris mei ad terminum vite nostre vel unius nostrorum diucius viventis de 
capitalibus dominis feodorum illorum per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et 
de jure consueta. Et post decessum predictorum Hoeli et Cecilie uxoris mei 
volo et concedo per presentes quod omnia predicta burgagia et dimidia burgagia 
et cetera premissa cum pertinentiis integre remaneant Richardo Carne filio 
meo seniori et heredibus masculinis de corpore suo legitime procreatis imper- 
petuum . Et pro defectu talis exitus quod omnia predicta burgagia et dimidia 
burgagia et cetera premissa cum pertinentiis integre remaneant Edwardo Carne 
clerico et heredibus masculinis de corpore suo legitime procreatis imperpetuum et 
pro defectu talis exitus Willelmo Carne et heredibus masculinis de corpore 
suo legitime procreatis imperpetuum . Et pro defectu talis exitus Rogero Carne 
filio meo juniori et heredibus masculinis de corpore suo legitime procreatis 
imperpetuum . Et pro defectu talis exitus rectis heredibus mei predicti Hoeli 
imperpetuum . De capitalibus dominis feodorum illorum per redditus et servicia 
inde prius debita et de jure consueta. Dedi eciam et concessi prefatis Alexandro 

10 N 



1898 



et Jacobo omnia maneria terras et tenementa mea cum pertinentiis que habeo et 
teneo apud parvaNAssHE nuper in dominio de Llandaffe ac omniaalia maneria 
messuagia terras tenementa et alia hereditamenta mea cum omnibus et singulis suis 
pertinentiis que habeo et teneo infra dominium Gtlamorgancie et Morgancie ac 
in feodo de Llanyltwit. Habendum et tenendum predicta maneria terras 
et tenementa cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefatis Axexandro et Jacobo 
heredibus et assignatis eorum imperpetuum de capitalibus dominis feodorum 
illorum per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta ea inten- 
tione quod dicti feoffati stent inde seisiti et f eofPati ad usum mei predicti Hoeli ad 
terminum vite mee et post decessum mei predicti Hoeli ad usum Richardi Carne 
filii mei senioris et heredibus masculinis de corpore suo legitime procreatis imper- 
petuum . Et pro defectii talis exitus ad usum Edwardi Oarne clerici et heredibus 
mascalinis de corpore suo legitime procreatis . Et pro defectu talis exitus ad 
usum Willelmi Carne et heredibus masculinis de corpore suo legitime procreatis 
imperpetuum . Et pro defectu talis exitus ad usum Eogeri Carni filii mei junioris 
et heredibus masculinis de corpore suo legitime procreatis imperpetuum . Et pro 
def ectu talis exitus quod omnia predicta maneria et cetera premissa cum pertinentiis 
integre remaneant et revertantur rectis heredibus mei predicti Hoeli imperpetuum 
de capitalibus dominis feodorum illorum per redditus et servicia inde prius debita 
et de jure consueta. Et ego vero predictus Hoelus et heredes mei predicta 
burgagia dimidia maneria terras et cetera premissa cum pertinentiis prefatis 
Alexandro et Jacobo heredibus et assignatis eorum ad usum predictum contra 
omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. Sciatis 
insuper me prefatum Hoelum fecisse ordinasse deputasse et vice et nomine meo 
posuisse dilectos mihi in Christo Hoelum ap John de Llanblethean et Janekyn 
ap Eynon de Llandoghe yomen meos veros et legitimos attornatos conjunotim 
et divisim ad intrandum vice et nomine meo de et in omnibus predictis 
burgagiis maneriis terris et ceteris premissis cum pertinentiis et plenam et pacificam 
possessionem et seisinam inde vice et nomine meo capiendum ac postmodum ad 



1899 



deliberandum plenam et pacificam possessionem et seisinam inde vice et nomine 
meo pref atis Alexandro et Jacobo heredibus et assignatis imperpetuum secundum 
vim formam et effectum hujus presentis carte mei ratum gratum atque firmum 
habentem et habiturum totum ac quicquid dicti attornati mei conjunctim et 
divisim fecerint aut unus eorum fecerit in premissis aut in aliquo premissorum 
sicut egomet in mea propria persona ibidem presens personaliter interessem. 
Hiis testibus . Ghristofero Turbervyle . Thoma ap John de Brigam generosis . 

ElCHARDO GrAUNTE . ElCHARDO HeNMAN de LlANYLTWYDD et WlLLELMO 

HoGGE de Llanblethean yomen et multis aliis. 

Datum tertio die Augusti anno regni Eegis Henrici octavi post conquestum 
Anglie vicesimo octavo. 



MCCCLVIII. 
CONVEYANCE BY HOEL CAENE TO ALEXANDEE PHILIPPE 
AND JAMES TUEBYLE, FEOFPEES, FOE THE 
SETTLEMENT OF THE CAENE ESTATE. 

[FONMON MS.] 

8 AuG. 28 Hen. VIII. 1536. 

Omnibus ad quos presens scriptum indentatum pervenerit Hoelus Carne de 
CowBRiDGE generosus salutem. 

Noveritis me prefatum H. dedisse concessisse et per hoc presens scriptum meum 
indentatum confirmasse Alexandro Philippe clerico rectori ecclesiae parochialis 
de Llanmaysse et Jacobo Turbyle de Llanyltwydd generoso omnia burgagia 
dimidia burgagia et omnia alia terras tenementa et alia hereditamenta mea cum 
suis pertinenciis que habeo iu villa de Coubrugge et infra libertates dicte ville de 
CouBRUGGE. Dedi etiam et concessi prefato A. et J. omnia niea 1. 1. et a. h. mea 
cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinenciis que habeo et teneo in dominio de Llan- 
BLETHAiN ac unum tenementum terre cum omnibus pertinenciis que habeo in 



1900 



feodo de [Mec . . . hew . . . e] prope Coubrugge et in feodo de Llanyltwydd ac 
modo teniira de Johanne Henma.n de Sygenston. Habendum et tenendum omnia 
predicta burgagia dimidia burgagia ac cetera premissa cum pertinenciis p^efatis 
Alexandro et Jacobo Turbyle heredibus et assignatis eorum in perpetuum 
ad usum et opus mei predicti Hoeli et Cecilie Kemeys uxoris mee ad terminum 
vite nostre vel unius nostrorum diutius viventis de capitalibus dominis feodorum 
illorum per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta. Et post 
decessum mei predicti Hoeli et Cecilie uxoris mee volo et concedo per presentes 
quod omnia predicta burgagia et dimidia burgagia et premissa cum pertinenciis 
integre remaneant Ricardo Carne filio meo seniori et heredibus masculinis de 
corpore suo legitime procreatis in perpetuum. Ac pro defectu legitimi exitus 
quod omnia predicta burgagia, etc, eto., integre remaneant Edwabdo Carne 
clerico et heredibus, etc, etc, in perpetuum. Et pro defectu, etc, Willelmo 
Carne et heredibus masculinis de corpore suo legitimo procreatis in perpetuum. 
Ac pro defectu legitimi exitus, etc, Rogero Carne filio meo juniori et heredibus, 
etc Et pro defectu, etc, rectis heredibus mei predicti Hoelis in perpetuum, de 
capitalibus dominis feodorum illorum per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et 
de jure consueta. Dedi etiam et concessi prefatis Alexandro et Jacobo omnia 
maneria terras, etc, que habeo et teneo apud parochiam Nasshe nuper in 
dominio de Llandaff ac omuia alia maneria, etc, etc, que habeo et teneo infra 
comitatum Glamorgancie et Morgancie ac in feodo de Llanyltwyt. Haben- 
dum et tenendum omnia, etc, prefato A. et J. heredibus et assignatis eorum in 
perpetuum de capitalibus, etc, et consueta ea intencione quod dicti feoffati stent 
inde seisiti et feoifati ad usum mei predicti Hoelis ad terminum vite mee. Et 
post deoessum mei prefati Hoeli ad usum Richardi Carne filii mei senioris et 
heredibus, etc, in perpetuum. Et pro defectu, etc, ad usum Edwardi Carne 
clerici et heredibus, etc Ac pro defectu, etc, ad usum Willelmi Carne, etc 
Ac pro defectu, etc, ad usum Rogeri Carne filii mei junioris et, etc Et pro 
defectu, etc, quod omnia, etc, integre remaneant et revertant rectis heredibus 



1901 



mei prefati Hoeli in perpetuum de capitalibus, etc, consueta. Ac ego vero 
predictus Hoelus et heredes mei omnia predicta burgagia, etc, prefatis Alexan- 
DRO et Jacobo heredibus et assignatis [suis] ad usum predictum contra omnes 
gentes warantizabimus et iu perpetuum defendemus per presentes. 

Sciatis insuper me prefatum Hoelum feeisse ordinasse deputasse michi et 
nomine meo posuisse dilectos mihi in Ohristo . Howelum ap John de Llan- 
blethean et Janckyn ap Eynon de Llandoghe yomen meos veros et legitimos 
attornatos committendo et dimittendo ac intrando michi et nomine meo de et in 
omnibus predictis burgagiis maneriis terris et ceteris premissis cum pertinentiis 
ac plenam et pacificam possessiouem et seisiuam inde michi et nomine meo capi- 
endo. Ao postmodum ad[(landum] plenam et pacificam possessionera et seisinam 
inde michi et nomine meo prefatis Alexandro et Jacobo heredibus et assignatis 

[suis] in perpetuum. Et formam et effectum hujus presentis oarte mee . . . 

a gent et h . . totum attornatos meos committi et dimisi fe . . . nt 

eorum f in premissis aut in aliquo p . . . . egomet in mea propria 

persona ibidem presens persona ac essent. Hiis testibus . Christofero 

Turbervile . Thoma ap John de Brigam (?) generosis . Richardo .... Henman 
de Llanyltwydd et Willelmo Hogge de Llanblethean yomen et multis aliis 

Datum octavo die Augusti anno regni Regis Henrici octavi post conquestum 
Anglie vicesimo octavo. 

Seal, red wax. Device, a pelican in her pietj. 

Endorsed — ' This deed was by me Will. Carne upon payment of x''-' 

And later writing — 'An aucieut entayle.' ' Howell Carne Cowbridge.' ' This 
deed belongeth to Mr. Carne of Nashe.' 

Cecilia, the wif e of Hoel Carne, was a daughter of William Kemeys of Nevvport. James Turberville, 
one of the feoffiees, married Agnes, n daughter of Hoel Carne. Edward Carne here described as 'Clerk,' 
became Sir Edward Carne of Ewenny, and ambassador to Rome for Henry VIII. He was knighted by 
the Emperor Charles V., and was ancestor of the Carnes of Ewenny. 

For the better understanding of this deed, which is incorrectly traascribed, see the preceding deed of 
3rd August, 1.3.3('., of which it seems to be a copy or conaterpart with a mist-iken date. 



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MCCCLIX. 
LETTER FROM THOMAS CRUMWELL, VICAR-GENERAL (AFTER- 
WARDS EARL OF ESSEX), TO THE BISHOP OF LLANDAFF, 
WARNINO HIM ABOUT HIS PREACHINO. 

[Brit. Mus. Cotton MS. Cleopatra E. IV., Fol. 8.] 

7 Jan. S.A. Temp. Hen. VIII. C. 1537. 

After my rieght hartey co'mendatioiis to yo'- lordshipp, ye shall herw*^- receive 
the Kinges hieghnes lettres addressed vnto you to put you in rememhraunce of 
his hieghnes travaelles and yo""- dieutey tochinge ordre to be taken f or preachinge 
to thintente the people maie be taught the truthe, and yet not eharged at the 
begynnynge w*- over manney nouelties, the publication wherof onles the same be 
tempered and quallifled w*- moche wisdome doo rather brede contention deuision 
and contrariety in opinion in the vnlerned multitude, then either edifie, or 
remove from them and oute of their hartes, suche abuses as by the corrupte and 
vnsauery teaching of the Bishoppe of Rome and his disciples haue crept in the 
same, theffecte of whiche Pres, albeit I doubte not but aswell for the houestie of 
the matter as for yo'- oune discharge ye will so considre ande put in execution, 
as shalbe to his graicis satisfactione in that behaulf, yet fEorasmoche as it hathe 
pleased his maiestie tappointe and constitute me in the rome and place of his 
supreme and principall mynistre in all matiers that maie toche aney thinge his 
clergie, or theu' doinges, I thought it allso my parte for the exoneracion of my 
dieutey towardes his hieghnes and the rather to aunswer to his graces expectac'on 
opinion and truste couceived in me and in that amonges other committed to my 
fidellitee, to desire and praie you in suche substaunciall sorte and manner to 
travell in thexecution of the contentes of his graces saied Tres, nameli for ad- 
voidinge of contrarietie in preachinge of the pronuneiation of novellties withoute 
wise and discrite qualification, and the repression of the temerite of those that 
eyther prively or apertly dyrectly or indirectli wold advaunce the pretendyd 



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aucthoritie of the Bishop of Eome, as I be nott f or my discharge bothe enforced to 
complaine f urther, and to declare what I have now written vnto you f or that pur- 
pose and soo to charge you with your oune faulte and to deuise suche remedy for 
the same as shall apperteigne, desiringe yo""- lordship taccepte my meanynge herin, 
tendinge ouli to an honest freendli and Christen reformation for advoidinge of 
further inconvenience, and to thinke non' unkindnes thoughe in this matier 
wherin it is all mooste moore then tyme to speake, I write frankli compelled and 
enforced therunto bothe in respecte of my private dieutie and otherwise for my 
discharge forasmuche as it pleasithe his maiestie to vse me in the lieu of a 
counsaillor, whoee office is as an eye to the prince to forsee and in tyme to 
prouyde remedy for suche abuses enormyties and inconveniences as myeght elles 
wyth a litle sufferaunce engendre moore yvell in his publique weale, then could 
be after redoubb'ed w'- moche labor study diligence and travaille'. And thus 
most hartely fare youe well ffrom the EouUes the vu*'' of January. 

Yo"" lordshippis ffreend. Thomas Crumwell. 

This was probably George Athequa, or de Attica, S.T.P., a Spaniard, provided to the See of Llaudaff 
by Pope Leo X., Feb. 1517. He was chaplain to Queen Katharine of Spain, aud attended her iuto Eugland, 
and probably espoused lier cause against the King. He resigued his See iu Feb., 1537. 

On the margin is written iu an old hand :— ' To the Bishop of Llandaffe from Cromwell when he was 
Vicar Generall.' 

MCCCLX. 

ACQUITTANCE IN THE AUGMENTATION OFFICE TO SIE 
EICE MANXELL, KNT., FOE PAET PAYMENT OF THE 
FINE FOE THE MONASTEEY OF MAEGON OE MAEGAM. 
[Margam Charter.] 

28 Feb. 28 Hen. VIIL 1537. 
This bill made the xxviu"'- daye of Februarij the xxviu*'- yere of the 
reigne of our souueraigne lord king Henry the yiu^- witnessethe that I Thomas 
PoPE esquier Treasourer of the Augmentacions of the Eevenues of the Kiuges 



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Crowne haue receauid of Sir Rice Manxell Knight sixe poundes thirtene 

shillinges and ffoure pens sterling in partj-e of payment of twenty poundes for 

the Kinges vse for the ffine of the Monasterye of Margon in South Wales 

desolved . In witnes wherof herunto I hane put my seale the daye and yere 

abouesaid. 

Per me Thg. Pope. 
Small seal, red wax, a shield of arms. 



MCCCLXI. 

INQUISITION AFTER THE DEATH OF DAYID SEYS, OF 
COWBRIDGE, AND WILLIAM JOHNES, OF ST. HILARY. 

[FONMON MS.] 

24 Sept. 29 Hen. VIII. 1537. 

Inquisitio capta apud [Kaerdif] vicesimo die Septembris anno regni Regis 

Henrici octavi vicesimo nono coram Willelmo Carne escaetore comitatus Glad- 

MORGANi^ et MoRGANi-3E virtute brevis diem clausit extremum eidem Escaetori 

[directi] et . . . . huic inquisitioni [consuti] per sacramentum Hoellis ap 

JOHAN . GrRIFFITH ThOMAS . JoHN WlLLIAMS .... MoRGAN . CaR. RiCHARDS . 
JOHN ap JoHN . JOHN . . . NE , JoHN GrEBON dc WeNVOE . JoHAN. COLYN (?) 

JoHAN .... Jevan ap WiLLiAM . JoHANNis Sylly et NicHOLAi Sylly . Q,ui 
dicunt per eorum sacramentum quod David Seys aldermanus viUse Cowbrigii et 
Willelmus Johnes de Sant Heleri fuerunt seisiti diebus quibus obierunt de 
medietate terre et tenementi in Eglisprues in libero soccagio de Castelton per 

unum rosam rubram annuatim iiiJ6\ et iiijrf. . Et dicunt etiam quod 

predicti . David et Willelmus non seisiti fuere de aliquibus aliis terris et 

tenementis in Gtladmorgan . predicto die quo obierunt et quod illi 

obierunt videlicet tertio die Januarii et decimo die Decembris ultimo preteriti et 
quod villee predictae et Thomas Williams sunt filii eorum et heredes et 



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sunt aetatis viginti quatuor alter xxviij. annorum et amplius die quo 

dictus David et Willelmus obierunt. In cujus rei testimonium huic 

indentate tam prefatus escaetor quam predicti juratores sigilla sua apposuere. 

Data die anno et loco supradictis. 

Written on an indented parchment deed, llin. by 6in. and slit on its lower 
margin so as to carry five strings of seals in red wax. 

The seals are of rude execution and device. Oae bears ' I.B.,' another ' W.,' 
another 'I.,' within a lozenge. 

David Seys claimed to descend from Bleddyn ap Maenarch, an unusual Glamorgan ancestor. He 
married Alson, daughter and heir of Grono ap David of Miskin, vvho married (2nd) Roger Came. 

Jevan Seys their son vvas father of Roger of Boverton, Attorney-General for Wales to Queen EUzabeth, 
as was his grandson Evan Seys to Charles I. Boverton came eventnally by marriage to Rohert Jones of 
Fonmon, and was sold by his descendants. 



MCCCLXII. 

BOND BY WILLIAM AP HOELL' OF LANMIGHANGELL TO SIR 
EICHARD RYCHE, KNT., CHANCELLOR OF THE COURT 
OF AUOMENTATIONS, AND OTHERS, AND TO SIR RICE 
MANXELL, KNT., IN FORTY POUNDS, NOT TO FISH IN 
AVAN WATER. 

[Margam Charter.] 

28 OcT. 29 Hen. VIII. 1537. 
Noverint universi per presentes me Willelmum ap Hoell' de parochia de 
Lanmighangell' ynys Avan' in dominio de Avena generosum teneri et per 
presentes obligari Ricardo Ryche militi cancellarius (sic) curie augmentacionis 
lomini nostri Regis Henrici octavi Dei gratia Anglie et Francie Regis fidei 
[defensoris] dominus {sic) Hibernie et in terra suppremi oapitis ecclesie Angli- 
cane, Thome Pope militi thesaurario ejusdem curie augmentaciouis dioti domini 
nostri Regis, Johanni Onley generoso attornato dicti domini nostri Regis in dicta 

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curia augmentacionis, et EiHESEo Manxell' militi, in quadraginta libris sterling- 
orum, Solvendis eisdem Ricardo, Thome, Johanni, et Rheseo, aut eorum uni, 
vel eorum certis attornatis heredibus et executoribus, ad opus et usum dicti domini 
nostri Regis, in festum natalis Domini proxime futurum post datum presencium, 
ad quam quidem solucionem bene et fideliter faciendam obligo me heredes et 
executores meos per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto 
me[o] sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum xxxiij. die Octobris anno regni Regis supradicti domini nostri 
Henrici viij. . xxix"'°- 

The condic'on of this obligac'on is suche that if the abouebounden Willyam 
ap Hoell', nor his heires nor none other for hym nor yn his or there names nor 
by his or there procuring and styring do not ffromhensforth Sjsshe -within the 
water of Avan, nor ynquyete vexe nor troble any fermour of our soveraign lord 
the Kynges, for the tyme beyng nor there servauntes or attourneys to ffysshe yn 
the said water of Avan, \vithout sufficient autoritey had ffrom the Kynges 
highnes or his counsaille or of the ffermour of the said water of Avan for the 
tyme beyng, untill suche tyme the said William ap Hoell' or his heires have 
recovered the said ffysshyng by thorder of the Kynges lawes, That then this 
present obligac'on to be voyd and of none effect or else to stand yn his full' 
power strenth and vertue. 

Small seal, red wax, initial letters ' I. B.' 

Endorsed — ' Sigillatum et deliberatimi per infraspecificatum Willelmum ap 
Hoeir prout factum fuit infranominato Rheseo Manxell' militi tanquam 
attornatus fuit prenominatorum Thome Pope, Ricardi Ryche, et Johannis 
Onley dictis die et anno in presencia.' 

GrEORGE HeRBERTt'. 

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MCCCLXIII. 
GRANT BY LLYSON AP JEVAN TO LLEWELLYN AP GRIFFITH 
OF LLANGONOYD, OF A TENEMENT CALLED CWMKERON 
IN THE DEMESNE OF TIERYARLLE. 
[Margam Charter.] 

1 May. 30 Hen. VIII. 1538. 
Sciant p. et f . quod ego Llyson' ap Jevan dedi concessi et iiac presenti carta 
mea confimaavi Ll[ewelly]n ap Gtreffyth parochie de Llangonoyd totum 
illud teuementum meum quod habeo in parochia de Llangonoyd predicto et in 
dominio de Tteryarll' quod quidem tenementum vocatur Cwmkeron prout 
ibidem situatur per antiquas metas et bundas a diu limitatas. Habendum et 
tenendum totum predictum tenementum cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefato 
Ll[ewellyJn ap Gtreffyth heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum de capi- 
talibus dominis feodi illius per servicia et redditus inde debita et de jure consueta. 
Et ego vero predictus Llyson' ap Jevan et heredes mei totum predictum tene- 
mentum cum omnibus suis pertinentiis prefato Ll[ewelly]n ap Gtreffyth 
heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum 
apposui. Hiis testibus . Dyo ap Howel Gwyn . Howel John' Thomas ap 
Hopkyn' . et Res ap Res ap Howel Dy . et multis aliis. 

Data apud Llangonoyd' predictum primo die Maii anno regni Regis 
Henrici octavi tricesimo. 
A small lump seal in red wax. Letters ' T.H.' 

Endorsed — * Leysan ap Jevan deede to Lle'n ap Grriffith on Cwmkerrwn. 
30 H. VIII.' 

Also earlier — ' Testes ad deliberandum seisinam, Res ap Hoell Dee, Jevan ap 
Yorath et David ap Hoell Gwyn'.' 



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MCCCLXIV. 
GRANT IN TAIL BY MAHaARET JANKYN TO ELIZABETH, 
DAUaHTER OF NIOHOLAS AP OWEN, OF LAND IN 
TREFFNYCHOLL, ETC, WITH SPECIFIED EEVERSION 
AND EEMAINDER. 

[O. 0. F.] 

8 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. 1539. 
Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Margareta Jankyn de Treffnycholl 
IsHAN infra dominium de Pebidiauch vidua in mea pura viduitate dedi 
concessi et hac presenti carta mea indentata confirmavi Elizabethe ap Owen 
verz NiCHOLAS ap Owen omnia mesuagia terras et tenementa mea cum omnibus 
suis pertinenciis que habeo jacentia in villata et in campis de Treffnycholl 
IsHA . Eesbreydiff . Leu Mirycheynon . et Tresveyer infra dominium de 
Pebidiauch predicta. Habendum et tenendum omnia predicta messuagia terras 
et tenementa cum omnibus suis pertinenciis iu locis prenominatis predicte 
Elizabethe heredibus et assiguatis suis imperpetuum de capitalibus dominis 
feodorum illorum per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. Et si 
oontingat predicta Elizabetha sine heredibus de corpore suo legitime exeuntibus 
obire quod absit quod extuno volo et concedo per presentes quod omnia predicta 
mesuagia terras et tenementa predicta cum omnibus suis pertinenciis integre re- 
maneant Jenete verz Hughe Williams. Habendum et tenendum omnia 
messuagia terras et tenementa predicta cum omnibus suis pertineuciis prefate 
Jenete heredibus et assiguatis suis imperpetuum de capitalibus dominis f eodorum 
illorum per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. Et si contingat 
predicta Jeneta sine heredibus de corpore suo legitime exeuntibus obire quod 
extunc volo et concedo per presentes quod omnia predicta mesuagia terras et 
tenementa predicta cum omnibus suis pertinenciis integre remaneant meis rectis 
heredibus predicte Margarete imperpetuum . Et ego vero predicta Margareta 
et heredes mei omnia predicta mesuagia terras et tenementa mea predicta cum 



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omnibus et singulis suis pertinenciis in iocis prenominatis prefate Elizabethe et 
heredibus de corpore suo legitime exeantibus nec non prefate Jenete et heredibus 
de corpore suo legitime exeuntibus ac eciam meis reotis heredibus dicte Margarete 
contra omnes gentes warantizabimus ac defendemus imperpetuum [per] presentes. 
In cujus rei testimonium hu^ic presenti carte mee sigillum meum apposui. 

Data octavo die mensis Januarii anno regni Regis Henrici octavi tricesimo. 

Deed indented. Seal in red wax; a star. 

Endorsed — ' A dead of Margret Jenkyn uppon landes in TreniccolL' 

MCCCLXV. 

PETITION OF THOMAS STRADLING OF HALSWET, TO BE 
RELIEVED FROM PAYING SUIT TO THE COURT OF 
TALAVAN. 

[G. G. F.] CiRCA 1523—1539. 

To the right worshypfull Sir John Daavnce knight Master John Hales and 
Master Richard Pollard the Kynge's Grenerall Surveyors. 

In moste humble wyse shewyth unto your mastershyps your supplyaunt 
Thomas Stradlyng of Halswey yn the Countye of Somerset esquyer that 
wher as one Rychard Syward beyng lorde of the Castell and Lordeshyp of 
Tallvan yn the countye of G-lamgrgan was seased yn hys demeane as of fee 
of the manour of Merthermawr with the appurtenauncez and held the same 
of our Soverigne Lorde the Kynge as of hys Castell of Cardyf by the service of 
one hole knyghtes fee and payd yerely vus. ud. for warde syluer for the same to 
Cardyf forseyd, the seyd Rychard gave and grauntyd the seyd manour to 
Danyell his sonne to have and to^hold to hym and to hys heyres for euer 
yeldyng yerely to the seyd Rychard and hys heyres a soor sparhawke yn the 
feste of the natyvyte of Seynt John Baptyste at hys Castell of Talvan 
forseyd for all maner of sutes services and seculer demandes, and so hyt is good 
masters that the seyd manour is now descended to your supplyaunt as cosyn and 



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heyre to the forseyd Daxyell and your supplyaunt doth sute and servyce for 
the same and payeth the seyd vijs. ud. of warde sylver to the seyd Castell of 
Cardyf yerely to the use of our Soverigne Lorde the Kyng as he ought for to 
do, and also he yeldeth yerely a soor sparhawke to the seyd Castell of Tallvan 
at the tyme due. Thys not witstondyng that your supplyaunt doth hys sute 
and service to the Castell of Cardyf the officers of Talvan forseyd because 
your supplyaunt doth yerely yeld a sparhawke thyther wold also bynde hym 
to sew to the cowrte ther and doth amerce hym for nonsuyt wherefore your 
supplyaunt for hys remedy shewyd them the Kynges recordes for hys diseharge 
of sute ther the whych they sey they wyll not alowe unlesse they se your master- 
ships letters testyffyeng that he owght to be descharged of his sute ther for as 
muche as he seweth for the same to an other courte. In consyderac'on wherof 
and yn as muche as your supplyaunt hath here redy to be shewyd matter 
suffycient of recorde to prove the premisses and not resonable that a man shall be 
bounde to sue to u. severall' coiu"tes for one entier thyng, hyt may therfore 
pleyse your good mastershyps to dyrect your letters to the seyd offysers of 
Talvan commandyng them to desyst to amerce your seyd supplyaunt for sute 
of courte ther. And your supplyaunt shall prey for the good prosperite of your 
masterships long to endure. 

No seal or signature, being probably a duplicate of the petition. 

Endorsed — 'Stradlyng for the dyscharge of suite for Merthermowr to 
Talavan.' 

Sir John Dawnce aud John Hales weiv uamed supervisors of the King's lands iii 1523, Hales having 
been made a Baron of the Exchequer in 1522. He died probably about 1539, so that the date of the abore 
lies between 1523 — 1539. [Foss.] 

Richard Siward was Lord of Talavan and ilerthyr ilawr, and was imprisoned, and his Castle taken 
possession of by Richard, Earl of Grloucester, on a charge of traitorous correspondence with the Earl's 
Welsh opponents. Arraigned bef ore the • Comitatus ' or ' Parliamentum ' of the Lordship, he ref used 
to attend, and appealed to the King. It was probably the first instance of an attempt to place the 
Marches Court distinctly below that of the Sovereign, and the attempt was resented by the Earl. (32 
Henry III., 1248.) Daniel was, it here appears, his son, and Stradling represented Daniel and inherited 
Merthyr Mawr. The Castle of Talavan stood on a steep ridge between Talygarn and Cowbridge, and 
some small remains of it may still be seeu. 

It is not known whether Richard Siward recovered Talavan, or whether Daniel was not a younger son. 



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MCCCLXVI. 

LEASE FOR THREE LIVES BY SIR RICE MAUNXELL TO JOHN 
CHALKE AND OTHERS OF A TENEMENT CALLED THE 
HOLE, LATE IN THE HANDS OF THOMAS BENNETT. 

[Margam Charter.] 

27 March. 31 Hen. VIII. 1540. 
This indentur made the xxvu. day of Marohe the xxxi. yere of the reiuge 
of Kyuge Henry the viij''"-' betwyne Sir Rice Maunxell' Knyzth' of the on 
parte and John Chalke of the parischeof Penrice of the tothere parte wittneses 
that the forsaide Sir Rice Maunxell' hath demessed aud to fferme hath lessett' 
uuto the forssaide John and Elyn his wiffe and John his ildes son of them a 
tenemeut latt iu the houdes of Thomas Benett callde the Hole conteuynge xix. 
acures erett lande and medo and a cardyu a uacur^ and Hole more vu. acures 
to have aud to holde the forsaide tenemeut with there apportenaunses to the 
for[said] John' and Elyn his wiffe and John his sou for terme of there lives 
and the lengest levere of them yildyng and payng yerly to the forsaide Sir Rice 
Maunxell' and to his eyres xviij^- viij''- sterlyug to be payde at the fest of the 
Anuunciac'on of our Lady and the ifest of Saynt Myzchell' the Argangell' be 
evyue porciou aud a riall' heriett wheu it fallyth that ys to say the best beest 
aud in uame of costum vi'- aud iuthe name of justamentes xu''- to be payd yerly 
at the ffest of Saynt John the Babtist duryng the forsaide terme and allso the 
saide John and Elyn hies wiffe and John there son byudes them aud every on 
of them be this presente iudeutur to mayutaye uppholde repare the forsaide 
teument and londes fra tyme to tyme aud so to leve them abull' and sofficianly 
at the terme ys ende. In wittnes where of the bothe partes putto there selis the 
day aud the datt above saide allso the foresaide John aud Elyn his wifFe and 
JoHN there sou schall uot lett out no parte of the forsaide londes without the 



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lycense of Sir Rice Maunxell' and his eyres and to pay a copull' capones yerly 

duryng the forsaide terme with sewte and servis as it hath byn ussett in tyme 

past. 

Signed R, Manxell. 

A heriett dew at the dessesse of Thomas Benett. 

Seals wanting. 

Endorsed — ' Chalkes his lease granted 31 Henry 8th with justment upon 
Porteynon his nioore.' 

(1) For -a garden an acre' (?) 



MCCCLXVII. 

LEASE BY SIR IIICE MANXELL, KNIOHT, OF MARGAM, TO 
JOHN CLEMENT, JOAN FRAUNSE HIS WIFE, AND JOHN 
THEIE, SON, OF LAND IN PARRYSWOOD IN PENRYSE, 
CO. OLAMOliOAN, ETC, FOR THEIR LIVES SUCCESSIVELY. 

[Margam Charter.] 

1 April. 31 Hen. VIII. 1540. 

Thys Indenture made the fyrst day of AprelF in the xxxj**^- yere of the 
reingne of our souerainge Lord Henry the viu*'^- by the grace of God of 
Ingland, Fraunce, and Irland King deffendor of the fayth and in erth 
immediatly vnder Ood of the church of Bngland and also of Irland the 
supreme hedde . Betwyn Rice Manxell of Margan withiu the countie of 
Glamorgan knight of the on partie and John Clement of the parissh of Penryse 
within the Lordship of Gtower ia the countie afforsaid of the other partie . 
Wytnessythe that the said Sir Rice the day of makiug herof hath dymised 
2;raunted and to ferme leased, and by these presentes doth dymise graunt and to 
ferme lett, unto the said John Clement, Joan Fraunse his wiffe, and John 
ther eldest sonne on tenement of land couteyaing x. acres and a half of errable 



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land a yard of medo and an acre of russhe, sett, lying and being in Parryswood 
within the parissh of Penryse afforsaid with lu. acres of errable land being 
paircell of the Haytes late iii the handes of Jankyn Knoyll' . To haue and to 
hold the forsaid tenement of laud and lu. acres to the said John Clement . 
JoAN Fraunse his wiffe, and John ther eldest souue, for and duriug ther Ijves, 
and to the longest lyver of them three successyuelie . Yeldynge and paying 
therefore yerly to the said Sir EiICe his heyres, exeoutors and assingnes nyenteene 
shillings of good and lawfuU money of England, at twoo termes of the yere by 
yeven porcons, that is to saye at the feast of thannunciac'on of our Ladie ix-s. 
vj(/., and at the feast of Saiut Mychaeix tharohaugell iX".-. vj<'/., with Yiud. of 
and in the name of custome at euery feasfc of Saint John the Baptist and a 
cowple of capons at euery feast of the natyuitie of our Lord, aud an heriot after 
euery decesse successyuely, with seute of courte, and seute of myll . And yf hit 
shall chaunse the said yerly rent of xixs. with any other the sewtes or servises to 
be behind vnpaid in parte or in hoele after auy day iu which hit owght to be 
payd, or withiu xv. days after, that then hit shalbe lawfull to the said Sir Rice, 
his heyres executours and assingnes to distrayne, aud the distresse so taken to 
beare dry ve aud carry away, and the same to retayne and kepe, vntill he be con- 
tented and payd of all arrerages . And in case hit happen, that no suflScient 
distresse can be fouud on the premisses, that then hit shalbe lawfull to the said 
Sir Eice, his heyres executours and assingnes into the premisses to reenter and 
the same to repossede as in the prystinate estate, any thing herin conteyned to 
the contrary notwith standing . Also hit is covenaunted, that hit shall not be 
lawfuU, to the said John Clement, Joan Fraunce his wyffe, nor John ther 
eldest sonne, nor to any of them, eyther to sett or lett or otherwise to allien or 
chaunge the premisses or any part therof without a specyall licens of the said 
Sir EicE Manxell knight his heyres executors or assingnes . And hit is further 
covenaunted that the said John Clement, Joan Fraunce his wj^ffe, aud John 
ther eldest sonne shall from tyme to tyme susteyne and maynteyne the premisses 

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and euery part therof, and at thend of the said terme shall leave the same and 

euery parte therof sufficiently susteyned maynteyned and repayred . In wytnesse 

wherof to these presentes eyther parte to other haue interchangeablie putto ther 

seales the day and yere aboue wrytten. 

(Signed) Res ManxelL; 

E. M. P. 



MCCCLXVIII. 

LEASE FOK THREE LIYES BY SIR R. MAUNXELL, TO 

THOMAS FRANCE OF PENRYS, IN OOWER. 

[Margam Charter.] 

2 April 1540. 

A lease for three lives by Sir Rees Maunxell, knt., to Thomas France of 
Penrys in the Lordship of Q-ower, Johan his wife, and Margret their eldest 
daughter, of ' oon' tenement of laudes conteynyng xiiu. acres of erable land 
wyth a lityll medow and maze hills and vu. acres of erable landes lying in the 
west part of Kytyll wyth busshes and bremyles by the west bege and a wyld 
close called the Hays,' — rent 29 sh., and a ryall heriet, suits and services, etc. ; 
tenants to maintain and repair ; tenant not to underlet without permission, and 
to pay a couple of capons yearly, etc. 

2 April, 31 Heu. viii. Signature of the lessor, and small seal of 

A.D. 1540. arms, on a shield a maunch. 



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MCCCLXIX. 

(1) ROYAL INSPEXIMUS OF (2) AN EXHIBIT BY THE 
'VILLAINS' OF PYLE BEFORE THE COUET OF AUO- 
MENTATIONS, 6 APRIL 31 HENRY VIII. 1540, OF (3) THE 
ACCEPTANCE BY THE VISITOR OF THE VICAE, CENERAL, 
3 MAY, 1536, OF (4) THE SENTENCE DIFFINITIVE 
WHEREBY THE BURGESSES OF KENFIC ARE COM- 
MANDED TO USE THE NEW CHURCH AT PYLE AS 
THEIR PARISH CHURCH, 12 AUGUST, 1485. 

[Margam Charter.] 

27 April. 31 FOR 32 Hen. VIII. 1540. 

(1.) Henricus octavus Dei gratia A. et F. r. f. d. d. H. et in terra 
supremum caput Anglicane ecclesie omnibus ad quos p. 1. pervenerint salutem. 

Inspeximus inter recorda et irrotulamenta curie augmentacionum reven- 
cionum corone nostre quoddam decretum per cancellarium et consilium curie 
predicte facta in hec verba : — 

(2.) Memorandum quod termino Pasche videlicet sexto die Aprilis anno 
regni domini regis nunc Henrici octavi tricesimo primo villani de Pyle venerunt 
in curiam dicti domini regis augmentacionum revencionum corone sue et protule- 
runt ibidem quoddam soriptum sub sigillo Johannis Vaughan legum doctoris 
ac in partibus Wallie visitatoris preclaro viro Thome domino Crumewell' 
vicario in spiritualibus generali cujus quidem soripti tenor sequitur in hec verba : — 

(3.) Uuiversis sancte matris ecclesie filiis ad quorum noticiam presentes 
litere perveuerint Johannes Vaughan legum doctor preclari viri magistri 
Thome Crumewell' seuerissimi in Christo principis domini nostri Henrici 
Dei gratia A. et F. regis f. d. domini H. ac in terris supremi ecclesie 
Anglicane sub Christo capitis ad omnes oausas ecclesiasticas in regno Anglie 
ac locis eidem subjectis vicarii in spiritualibus generalis in partibus Wallie 
visitator salutem in domino sempiternam. 



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Noveritis nos Johannem Vaughan antedictum in regia visitatione proce- 
dentes percepisse et intellexisse contencionem multos jam elapsos annos fuisse 
inter villanos de Pyle et burgenses de Kinfyg ejusdem parochie parochianos 
de et super jure parochiali sive matricis eoclesie que causa coram nobis aliquandiu 
vertebatur et pendebat indecisa, villanis de Pyle parte actrice et querelante et 
burgensibus de Kinfyg parte rea et querelata . Et ex parte villanorum de Pyle, 
presentibus tunc et ibidem dictis burgensibus de Kynfyg ad hoc specialiter 
vocatis, exhibita sunt in judicio coram nobis Johanne Vaughan antedicto pro 
tribunali sedente litere testimoniales cujusdam sententie diffinitive per Willel- 
MUM Morgan legum doctor[em] quondam sive tunc temporis vicarium episcopi 
Landavensis in spiritualibus generalem in dicta causa et inter partes predictas 
rite et legitime late quarum quidem literarum testimonialium sic exhibitarum 
et per nos inspectarum ac graviter perpensarum tenor sequitur et est talis : — 

(4.) Universis sancte matris ecclesie filijs ad q. p. publicum instrumentum 
pervenerit Willelmus Morgan legum doctor reverendi in Christo patris ac 
domini domini Johannis permissione divina Landavensis episcopi officialis 
salutem in auctore salutis. 

Discrecione vestri dilucide sit notorium quod nos officialis antedictus in causa 
ecclesiastica super jure parochiali ecclesie de Pyle noviter situate que in consis- 
torio apud MoRGAN duodecimo die mensis Augustii anno domini millesimo 
quadringentesimo octogesimo quinto celebratur inter villanos de Pyle nostre 
jurisdictionis subditos et subjectos partem actricem ex parte uua et burgenses de 
Kynfyg ejusdem jurisdictionis nostre subditos et subjectos partem ream ex parte 
altera coram nobis vertebatur pro tribunali sedentibus et legitime procedentibus 
partibus personaliter comparentibus juris ordine in omnibus observato ad calculum 
discendimus sententie diffinitive Bub eo tenore verborum qui sequitm- : — 

(4.) In Dei nomine amen . Auditis plenius et intellectis per nos officialem 
antedictum meritis et cireumstancijs cause ecclesiastice super jure parochiali inter 
dictos villanos et burgenses mote . Et quia per actus inactitatos probatos 



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oonfessatos productos propositos et exhibitos invenimus dictos vilianos de Pyle 
partem actricem intencionem suam pleno jure fundasse, videlicet diotam ecolesiam 
ibidem ex cousensu episcopi patroni et majoris partis parochianorum dedi- 
catam fuisse, nichilque ex parte adversa producto propositove quod intencionem 
dicte partis actricis elideret seu quovis modo enervaret, idcirco nos officialis 
antedictus dedimus in mandatis ao decrevimus prout jam hac sententia nustra 
diffinitiva damus in mandatis et decernimus quod omnes et singuli ex burgensibus 
de Kynfig accedant ad illam ecclesiam de Pyle noviter dedioatam et eandem 
assumant pro ecclesia sub pena juris. 

Datum sub sigillo nostro quo fungimur iu officio die mense et anno domini 
supradictis. 

(3.) Uuam vero sententiam per dictum venerabilem virum rite et legitime 
latam per nos inspectam ac graviter perpensam cum nihil ex parte burgensium 
de KiNFiG effectualiter contra eandem sententiam objectum sit seu propositum . 
Nos JoHANNEs Vaghan antedictus instantes villanis de Pyle postulantibus 
confirmacionem ejusdem sententie presente parte adversa ratificamus approbamus 
et auctoritate nobis in hac parte concessa sive commissa tenore presentium 
confirmamus . In quorum omuium et singulorum fidem et testimonium premis- 
sorum sigillum quo in nostro utimur officio presentibus duximus apponendum. 

Datum in eoolesia Sanote Crucis ville de Kowbrige vicesimo tercio die mensis 
Maij anno domini millesimo quingentesimo tricesimo sexto. 

(2.) Et quia per debitam examinacionem in hac parte factam et habitairi 
videtur curie predictum scriptum factum et sigillatum fuisse bona fide et absque 
covina fraude seu dolo . Ideo sententia predicta in tam amplis^- modo et forma 
prout scriptum illud in se exigit et requirit per cancellarium et consilium ourie 
predicte allocatur. 

(1.) Nos autem tenorem decreti predicti ad requisitionem predictorum villa- 
norum duximus exemplificandum per presentes. 



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In cujus rei testimonium has literas uostras fieri fecimus patentes . Teste 
RiCARDO Ryche milite apud "Westmonasterium vicesimo septimo die Aprilis 
anno regni nostri tricesimo primo. 

Imperfect seal of the Court of Augmentations of the Revenues of the Crown. 

Endorsed- * Villani de Pyle.' 

The exhibit No. 2 is dated 6 April 31 Henry VIII., which was 1540, but the date of the whole document 
of Inspeximus is 27 April 31 Henry VIII., which ia 1539. There is an error somewhere here, and it is most 
likely that the 31 at the end of tue document should be 32. Henry's regnal years commence on 
22 April. 

(1.) ' Amplius ' MS. 

MCCCLXX. 

EOYAL CHAETER OF KING HENRY VIII. WHEREBY THE 
SITE OF MARGAM ABBEY AND ITS SPECIFIED POSSES- 
SIONS ARE SOLD TO SIR RICE MANXELL', KNT. 

[Margam Charter.] 

22 JuNE. 32 Hen. VIII. 1540. 

Henricus octavus Dei gracia Anglie et Francie Rex fidei defensor Dominus 
HiBERNiE et in terra supremum caput Anglicane ecclesie omnibus ad quos 
presentes littere pervenerint sahitem. 

Sciatis quod nos pro summa noningentarum triginta octo librarum sex 
solidorum et octo denariorimi legalis monete Anglie ad manus thesaurarii 
revencionum augmentacionum corone nostre ad usum nostrum per dilectum 
servientem nostrum Riceum Manxell' militem soluta de gracia nostra speciali 
ac ex certa sciencia et mero motu uostris dedimus et concessimus ac per 
presentes damus et concedimus prefato Riceo Manxeli,' totam domum et 
scitum nuper monasterii de Morgan' alias dicti Margam' in comitatu nostro 
Glamorgan' et Morgan' in Soutr-Wallia auctoritate parliamenti suppressi 
et dissoluti ac totam ecclesiam campanile et cimiterium ejusdem nuper monasterii 
necnon unum molendinum nostrum aquaticum ac omnia mesuagia domos 



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edificia orrea stabula columbaria ortos pomeria gardina aquas piscarias terram 
et solum nostra tam infra quam extra scitum septum ambitum circuitum 
et procinctum ejusdem nuper monasterii existentia ac totam pisoariam et 
et piscacionem nostram in aqua de Aven' in dicto comitatu nostro Gla- 
MORGAN, et Morgan' dioto nuper monasterio dudum spectantes et pertinentes 
ac parcellam possessiouum ejusd. nuper monast. existentes ac omnes illas 
grangias nostras voeatas sive cognitas per nomina de ' Le Newe Gtraunge ' 
' Le Upper Gtraunge ' ' Noge Court Gtraunge ' et ' Whtte-Crosse 
Q-RAUNGE ' oum suis pertin. universis in Morgan' alias dicto Margam in 
com. predicto dioto nuper monast. dudum spectantes et pertinentes ac parcellas 
possessionum inde existentes ac totam illam terram uostram vocatam Southowse 
cum suis pertin. in Morgan' alias dicto Margam iu com. predieto dicto nuper 
monast. dudum spectantem et pertinentem ac parcellam possessionum inde 
existentem necnon totam grangiam nostram vocatam ' Seynt Michelles 
Gtraunge ' ae duas paroellas terre nostras vocatas ' Langlond ' et ' Port- 
land ' cum suis pertin. in Morgan' alias dioto Margan' et in Kenfegge seu 
in earum altera in com. predioto dioto nuper monast. dudum speotantes et 
pertinentes ac parcellas possessionum inde existentes ac totam grangiam nostram 
de Tangelust alias dictam Tanglust Land iu Kenfegge in com predicto 
d. n. M. d. s. et p. ac p. p. i. existentem ac totam grangiam nostram de 
' Langewithe ' cum suis pertin. in oom. predicto dicto nuper monast. dudum spec- 
tantem et pertinentem ac parcellam possessionum inde existentem necnon totam 
grangiam nostram de 'Stormy' in Morgan' alias dicto Margam in oom. predicto 
dioto nuper monast. dudum spectantem et pertiuentem ac paroellam possessionum 
inde existentem ac totam mineram oarbonum in ' Kevencrebrone ' alias dicto 
' Kevencrebur ' et ' Brombell ' in Morgan' alias dioto Margam in com. pre- 
dioto dicto nuper M. d. s. et p. ac p. p. i. e. necnon omnia et singula domos edifieia 
orrea stabula terras tenementa prata pascuas pasturas bosoos subboscos communias 
jampna brueras moras vasta et warrennas stagna vivaria et alia jura possessiones 



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commoditates proficua emolumenta et hereditamenta nostra queoumque cum suis 
pertin. universis scituata jacentia et existentia in Morgan' alias dicto Margam 
et Kenfegge in com. predicto ac alibi ubicumque in eodem com. dictis grangiis 
et ceteris premissis sen eorum alicui vel alicui inde parcelle quoquomodo spectantia 
vel partinentia (sic) aut ut membra vel parcelle earundem grangiarum et 
ceterorum premissorum seu eorum alicujus aut alicujus inde paroelle ante hac 
habita cognita seu reputata aut ctim eisdem grangiis et ceteris premissis seu 
earum aliqua seu aliqua eorundem parcella ante hac dimissa usitata seu occupata 
existentia ac omnes et omnimodos boscos et subboscos de in et super omnibus et 
singulis premissis superius expressis et specificatis crescentia et existentia necnon 
reversiones redditus et annualia proficua omnium et singulorum premissorum et 
cujuslibet inde parcelle ao redditus quoscumque super quibuscumque dimissio- 
nibus et concessionibus de premissis seu de aliquo premissoruni reservata existentia 
necnon omnes et omnimodas decimas granorum garbarum et f eni ac alias decimas 
quascumque in Penvey in cora. predicto dicto nuper monast. d. s. et p. ac p. p. 
e. n. M. existentes, adeo plene et integre ac in tain amplis modo et forma prout 
LoDOWicus Thomas ultimus abbas dicti nuper monasterii aut aliquis prede- 
cessorum suorum abbatum ejusdem nuper monasterii iu jure nuper monasterii 
illius aliquo tempore ante dissolucionem ejusdem nuper monasterii vel antequam 
nuper monasterium illud ad manus nostras devenit dictum scitum dicti nuper 
monasterii ac orania et singula predicta piscarias grangias terras tenementa 
molendina prata pascuas pasturas mineram boscos subboscos redditus reversiones 
decimas et cetera omnia et singula premissa superius expressa et specitioata vel 
aliquam inde parcellam habuerunt tenuerunt vel gavisi fuerunt habuit tenuit vel 
gavisus f uit seu habere tenere vel gaudere debuerunt aut debuit, et adeo plene et 
integre ac in tam amplis modo et forma prout ea omnia et singula ad manus 
nostras racione vel pretextu cujusdam actus de quibusdam monasteriis abbatiis 
prioratibus et domibus relegiosis {sic) dissolvendis in Parharaeuto nostro apud 
LoNDONTAM tcrcio die Novembris anno regni nostri vicesimo primo inchoato et 



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deinde usque Westmonasterium adjornato et per diversas prorogaciones usque 
ad et in quartum diem Februarii anno regni nostri vicesimo septimo continuato 
et tunc ibidem tento inter alia editi et promulgati devenerunt seu devenire 
debuerunt ac in manibus nostris jam existunt seu existere debent vel deberent . 
Exceptis tamen semper et nobis hered. et success. nostris omnino reservatis 
omnibus rectoriis advocacionibus ecelesiarum vicariarum cantariarum et oapel- 
larum in villis et hamellettis predictis que non sunt superius espressa et declarata . 
Que quidem grangia de Llangewyth et cetera piemissa eidem graugie perti- 
nentia ac predicte decime in Penvey extenduntur ad annum valorem tresdecim 
librarum octo solidorum et octo denariorum et non ultra . Et qui quidem soitus 
dicti nuper monasterii ao predicte grangie vocate Le Newe Gtraunge . Le Upper 
Graunge . Seynt Myghels Gtraunge . Tangelust . Stormy . Noge Oourt et 
Whytecrosse ac predicta minera carbonum et cetera omu. et sing. premissa 
preter dictam grangiam de Llangewith ac preter dictas decimas in Penvey 
extenduntur ad annuum valorem triginta octo librarum et quatuordecim solidorum 
et non ultra. 

Habendum tenendum et gaudendum dictum scitum dicti nuper monasterii ac 
omn. et sing. predicta piscarias grangias molendina mesuagia prata pascuas 
pasturas mineram decimas boscos subboscos terras tenementa et cetera omnia et 
singula premissa superius expressa et speeificata cum suis pertin. universis prefato 
Riceo Manxell' heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum. 

Tenendum de nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris in capite per servicium 
vicesime partis imius feodi militis ac reddendo aniiuatim nobis heredibus et 
successoribus nostris pro predicta grangia de Llangewith et oeteris promissis 
eidem grangie pertinentibus ac predictis decimis garbarum et feni ac aliis decimis 
in Penvey predicta viginti sex solidos decem denarios et unum obulum . Et pro 
predicto soitu dicti nuper monasterii ac predictis grangiis vocatis Le Newe 
Graunge . Le TJpper Gtraunge . Seynt Mighelles Gtraunge . Tangelust . 
Stormy . Noge Court et Whitecrosse ac predicta minera carbonum et ceteris 

10 Q 



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omn. et sing. premissis superius specificatis preter dictam grangiam de Llan- 
GEWITH et preter dictas decimas in Penvey predicta septuaginta septem solidos 
quinque denarios et unum obolum ad curiam nostram augmentacionum reven- 
cionum corone nostre ad festum S. Mich. archang. singulis annis solvendos pro 
omnibus redditibus serviciis et demandis quibuseumque proinde nobis bered. vel 
success. nostris quoquomodo reddendis solvendis vel faciendis. 

Et ulterius de ampliori gratia nostra volumus et per presentes concedimus 
prefato Riceo Manxell' hered. et assign. suis quod nos heredes et successores 
nostri imperpetuum et de tempore in tempus acquietabimus exonerabimus et 
indempnes conservabimus eundem Riceum Manxell' heredes et assignatos suos 
versus nos heredes et successores nostros et versus quascumque alias personas de 
omnibus et omnimodis redditibus feodis decimis porcionibus annuitatibus et 
denariorum summis quibuscumque de premissis seu de aliqua inde parcella quoquo- 
modo exeuntibus seu solvendis vel superinde oneratis seu onerandis preterquam 
de redditu et servicio superius per presentes nobis reservatis. 

Volentes enimet firmiter injungendo precipientes tam cancellario et consilio dicte 
curie nostre augmentacioiium revencionum corone nostre pro tempore existentibus 
quam quibuscumque receptoribus auditoribus et aliis ofiiciariis et ministris nostris 
quibuscumque quod ipsi et eorum quilibet super solam demonstracionem harum 
litterarum nostrarum patentiura absque aliquo alio brevi seu warranto a nobis 
hered. vel success. nostris quoquomodo impetrando seu prosequendo super solu- 
cione dictorum seperalium annuorum reddituum superius per presentes nobis 
reservatorum plenam integram debitamque allocacionem defalcacionem deduc- 
cionem et exoneracionem manifestam prefato E.iceo Manxell' hered. et assign. 
suis de omnibus et omnimodis hujusmodi redditibus feodis annuitatibus et 
denariorum summis de prediotis scitu et grangiis et ceteris premissis ut prefertur 
exeuntibus seu solvendis vel super eisdem oneratis seu onerandis facient et fieri 
causabunt. Et hec littere nostre patentes erunt annuatim et de tempore in 
tempus tam dicto oancellario et consilio dicte curie augmentacionem revencionum 



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corone nostre pro tempore existentibus quam quibuscumque receptoribus audi- 
toribus et aliis officiariis et mioistris nostris sufficiens warrantum et exoneracio in 
bac parte. 

Et ulterius de uberiori gracia nostra volumus et per presentes concedimus 
prefato Riceo Manxell' omnia exitus redditus revenciones et proficua omnium 
et singulorum premissorum superius expressorum et specificatorum cum perti- 
nentiis a festo S. Mich. archangeli ultimo preterito bucusque provenientes sive 
cresceutes. 

Habendum eidem Riceo Manxell' ex dono nostro absque compoto seu aliquo 
alio proinde nobis hered. vel success. nostris quoquomodo reddendo solvendo vel 
faciendo. 

Volumus insuper ac per presentes concedimus prefato Kiceo Manxell' quod 
habeat et habebit has litteras nostras patentes sub magno sigillo uostro Anglie 
debito modo factas et sigillatas absque fine seu feodo magno vel parvo nobis in 
hanaperio nostro seu alibi ad usum nostrum proinde quoquomodo reddendo 
solvendo vel faciendo. 

Eo quod expressa mencio de vero valore annuo aut de certitudine premissorum 
sive eorum alicujus aut de aliis donis sive concessionibus per nos prefato Riceo 
Manxell' ante hec tempora factis in presentibus minime facta existit aut aliquo 
statuto actu ordinacione provisione sive restriccione inde in contrarium facta edita 
ordinata sive provisa aut aliqua alia re causa vel materia quacumque in aliquo 
non obstante. 

In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. 

Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium vicesimo secundo die Junii anno regni 
nostri tricesimo secundo. 

Per breve de privato sigillo et de data predicta auctoritate parliamenti. 

Irrotulatur. Sh. Hales. 

R. Tltper examinavit. 

Imperfect great seal of King Henry VIII., third type, bronze-green wax, 
appended by green and white silk strands. See Birch, Catal. of Sea/s in Brit. 
Mks., No. 383. 



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MCCCLXXI. 

SALE OF THE MANOR OF LLANHARAN BY SIR THOMAS 
GRUFFYN KNIGHT AND JENET HIS WIFE, TO THOMAS 
AP LLEWELYN. 

[FONMON MS.] 

20 AuG. 32 Hen. Vin. 1540. 

This indenture made the xx. daye of August in the xxjcu. yere off the reigne 
off our soueraigne Lord Kinge Henrie the viii*'^ bytwixt Sir Thomas Gtruffyn 
off Brabrok in the countye of Northamptox knight and Jenet Newton' his 
wiff of that one partie and Thomas ap Li.ewelyn of Llanharan in 
the Lordship off Ruthin in the eountie of Gtlamorgan in South Walez 
yeman off that other partie Witnessith that the same Thomas and 
Jenet his wiff for the summe of cviu//. xvjs. vujd. of the whiche summe 
the said Sir Thomas and Jenet his wiff kuowlege themsselffes to have 
recevid of the said Thomas ap Llewelyn the daye of making herof 
Liiu//. vii.js. uud. and the said Thomas ap Llewelyn his heirez executors 
and assignez therof discharged and acquited by this presentz and for the 
residew that is to wete liiu//. vius. uud. the said Thomas ap Llewelyn 
and other stondith bounden by ther ded obligatorie for the payment therof at 
the fest of Saint Peter and Paule th' apposteUz next ensuyng the date hereof 
hath bargayned aud sellid and by this presentz bargayneth and sellith to the said 
Thomas ap Llewelyn ther manor off Llanharan with his singuler apporte- 
nances set being and lyiug in the parishe of Llanharan in the said Lordship of 
RuTHiN in the said countie of Gtlamorgan with all our mesez landes and 
tenements rentz reversionz and services medows lesuez pasturs wooddes comyns 



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aud wastes witli all other our comoditiez beinge within the said Lordship of 
EuTHiN with all dedez chartrez escripttz mynymentz and writingez belonging or 
perteiging to the premissez or to any part therof . Also the said Sir Thomas 
and Jenbt his wiff promiseth grauntith and by this presentz covenauntith to and 
with the said Thomas ap Llewelyn that he the said Sir Thomas and Jenet his 
wiff shall make or oause to be made a sure sufficiant and a lawffull estate in the 
law off the premisez on this side the fest of Saint Mighell th' archangell next 
ensujing the date herof. To have and to hold the premissez and every part 
therof with his singuler apportenaunces to the said Thomas ap Llevtelyn his 
heirez and assignez for ever disoharged of all former bargainez salez grauntz 
annuytiez rent chargez rent seke^ dowerz wemen jointerz statut merchaunt 
statut staple and all other incombraunces the lessez made to the tenauntes now 
holding the premissez and the chiff lordes rent only excepted. Also the said Sir 
Thomas and Jenet his wiff promiseth grauntith and by this presentz oovenauntith 
to and with the said Thomas ap Llewelyn that he the said Sii" Thomas 
Q-RUFFYN and Jenet his wiff and ther heirez shalbe alwaiez redy for the makinge 
sure of the premissez with his apportenances to the said Thomas ap Llewelyn 
or to his heirez or assignez by fyne recovery writ of entre in the post warantie 
or warantiez or other wise as canse be devised or advised by the learned 
counsaill of the said Thomas ap Llewelyn or his heirez or assignez from 
tyme to tyme when and as often as the said Sir Thomas Gtruffyn or Jenet 
his wiff or ther heirez shalbe therinto resonably and lawffully required by the 
said Thomas his heirez or assignez at the only cost chargez and expensis of 
the said Thomas ap Llewelyn his heirez or assignez ffor the performaunce of all 
whiche covenauntes premissez salez bargainz and grauntz one the behalff of the said 
Sir Thomas Gruffyn and Jenet his wiff to be truly performed observed and 
kept after and according to the true meanyng and effect of this presentz the same 
Sir Thomas G-ruffyn stondith bounden to the said Thomas ap Llewelyn by 



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his ded obligatorie in the summe of ij'=- markes bering date herof . In witnes 
herof every of the said partiez interchaungeable tother to this presentz have putto 
theer seallez the daye and yere abovesaid. (Signed) Thomas Gtryffyn, 

Two seals in red wax are appended. One, a talbofs head erased. The other 
bears two crests, one a pomegranate, or possibly a money bag ; the second a 
garb. 

The talbofs head is the crest of Griffin of Braybroke. The garb is a charge on the NewT;on arms, 
and probably was uBcd as a crest. The pomegranate or bag is no doiibt some crest or badge used by the 
same family. 

(1) Retit seke is reddilm siccus, dry rent, a legal term signifying a rent reserved to the grantor after 
making over an estate by deed indented. 

MCCCLXXII. 
ASSIGNMENT IN TAIL BY ANNE CAENE, WIDOW OF JAMES 
FLEMING, OF THE REMAINDER OF LEASE OF LANGEWITH 
GRANOE TO HER DAUOHTER MARGARET VERCH THOMAS, 
ON HER MARRIAOE WITH WILLIAM THOMAS, Exc. 
[Margam Charter.] 

18 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. 1540. 
To all men to whom this present writinge shall come Anne Carne wydow late 
vdff of James Fflemynge gentilman late decessid sendith gretinge. 

Wher that I the said Anne do holde the fferme or grainge of Langewith 
with his appertenances ffor terme of yers yet to come under Sir Rice Manxell 
Knight. 

Knowe ye liie the said Anne in consideracion ofE a marege to be had bytwixt 
Margaret verz Thomas my doughter and William Thomas sone of Thomas 
ap William of Bridgen', to haue gevyn and graimted to the said Margaret 
all the terme state and interesse whiche I haue upon' the said fferme or grainge 
with alle his singulere apportenances, to haue and to hold the said fferme or 
graimge with his apportenances ffrome and immediatly after my decesse to 
the said Margaret and William Thomas and to there heirez of their u. bodiez 



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lawffully begoten. And iff the said Margaret and William decesse without 
heirez of there u. bodiez thene the residew yer off the yers not expired o£ the 
said fferme or grainge with his apportenaunces to remaine to Katherine verz 
Thomas my other doughter. In witnes hereoff I the said Anne to this my 
present writinge have putto my sealle the eighttene day off Novembre in the 
xxxij. yer of the reigne off our soueraigne lord Kinge Henrie the eight. 
Seal, red wax, fin. diam. The initial letters, 'T.W.' . 

MCCCLXXIII. 
MEMORANDUM OF QUIT-CLAIM BY RICHARD MEWRICKE, 
OE KELLYLIBWN, CO. GLAM., TO RES MANXELL, KNT., 
OF A TENEMENT IN KELLYLIBWN, NOW IN THE 
HANDS OF CHRISTIANA CHALKE. 
[Margam Charter.] 

26 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. 154L 
Witn : Jankin Frankelen, Thome Harry Trehayrn, William Thoms. 
Small seal, red wax : uncertain device. 

MCCCLXXIV. 

COMPOTUS OF SIR EDWARD CARNE, KNT., FARMER OF 

THE PR[ORY OF EWENNY. 

[P. R. 0. ExcH. Augmentations Office, Ministers' Accounts, 

aLOucESTER, 32-33 Henry VIII. No. 65.J 

33 Hen. VIII. 1541-1542. 
Prioratus nuper de Ewenny in comitatu Glamorgan nuper monasterio Sancti 
Petri Q-loucestri^ spectans. Computus Bdwardi Carne, militis, firmarii 
ibidem per dictum tempus. 

Firma. Respondet de 20'*- lO^- de firma totius cellse prsedictse nuper monasterio 
prsedicto pertinentis ac omnium maneriorum, messuagiorum, domorum, gardinorum, 



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terrarum, tenementomm, pratorum, boscorum, subboscorum, reddituum, rever- 
sionura, et serviciorum, piscariarum, molendinorum, communiarum, wardarum, 
maritagiorum, releviorum, escaetorum, waiffs, extrahurarum, curiarum, visuum, 
franciplegii, proficuorum curiarum, finium, amerciamentorum, rectoriarum, 
deeimai-um, oblationum, pensionum, portionum, fructuum et aliorum proficuorum, 
commoditatum, advantagiorum, et emolumentorum quorumcumque dictse nuper 
cellse quoquomodo spectantium, (advocationibus, prtesentationibus, et collationibus 
beneficiorum dictse nuper cellae et cseteris praemissis et eorum cuilibet perti- 
nentibus exceptis et reservatis), sic insimul dimissorum prsefato Edwardo Carne 
per nomen Edwardi Oarne armigeri per indenturam datam sub sigillo communi 
nuper abbatis et conventus prsedicti nuper monasterii Saiicti Petri Gloucestri^ 
vicesimo octavo die Februarii anni regni Regls Henrici octavi vicesimo octavo 
ad terminum nonaginta novem annorum reddendo inde annuatim dicto nuper 
abbati et successoribus suis 20''- 10=- videlicet ad festum Omnium Sanctorura 
7''- 3*- 4'^- et ad testura inventionis Sanctae Crueis 13''- 6'- S'^- et dictus Edwardus 
Carne, exeeutores et assignati sui, ad custus suos proprios annuatim durante 
termino praedicto invenient unum presbiterum idoneum curam ecclesise parochialis 
de EwENNY praedicto deserviendum solvendo eidem sufficiens stipendium et 
salarium annuatim pro eadem cura deservienda ; necnon solvendo cuidam 
Edmundo Wotton nuper priori dictse eellse pro salario suo durante vita sua 
naturali et ejus existentia in cella prsedicta 6''- 13*- 4"^- per annum et duobus aliis 
monachis ibidem morantibus durante ^dta preedicti Edmundi et ejus existentia 
pro salariis suis, videlicet cuilibet eorum 3"- 6^- H"^- ; necnon esculenta, poculenta, 
eameras, et domos eisdem necessaria durante vita prsedicti Edmundi Wotton 
nuper prioris nuper cellre prsedictse et ejus existentia ibidem, et si contingat 
praedictum Edwardum Carne duyante termino proedicto moram suam trahere 
in aliquo alio loco vel domo quam infra cellam prsedictam ita quod hospitalitatem 
non custodit infra eandem nuper cellam quod tunc dictus Edwardus Carne 
executores et assignati sui solvant annuatim, videlicet praedicto Edmundo 



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WoTTON nuper priori ibidem existenti lOO^- pro dietis suis, et cuilibet duorum 
monachorum secum commorantium 3'^- 6'- 8*^- pro dietis suis durante vita naturali 
praedicti Edmundi Wotton nuper prioris et ulterius prsedictus Edwardus Carnb 
solvat annuatim cuilibet priori ibidem post decessum aut recessum prsedicti 
Edmundi Wotton per preedictum nuper abbatem aut successores suos perficiendo 
et nominando pro salario suo 6'^- 13*- 4'^- et uno alio commonacho fratri suo 
311. gs. gd. pj.Q stipendio sive salario suo ; necnon esculenta et poculenta honeste et 
convenienter et in loco honesto, ac cuilibet eorum unam cameram conveuientem, 
vel dicto priori pro dietis suis lOO^- per annum et dicto monacho fratri suo 
3ii. gs. gd. . g^Q etiam prsediotus Edmundus, executores et assignati sui invenient 
servienti dictorum prioris et monachi esculenta et poculenta infra dictam cellam ; 
necnon solvent omnia alia onera, redditus, et servicia, tam ordinaria quam extra- 
ordinaria, de prsemissis et qualibet inde parcella quibuscumque personis exeuntia, 
custibus eorum propriis et expensis durante termino praedicto (decimis domino 
regi, hseredibus et successoribus suis, et pro primis fructibus de prsemissis 
exceptis) ; necnon reparabunt, sustentabunt, et manutenebunt omnia domos et 
sedificia dictse cellae sumptibus eorum propriis et expensis durante termino 
prsedicto prout in dicta indentura plenius continetur. 

Summa 20'"- 10«- 

MCCCLXXV. 

LEASE FOE, THREE LIYES, BY SIR BEES MAUNXELL., KNT., 

TO JOHN SPROT, OF NICHOLASTON, AND OTHERS, OF 

A TENEMENT IN PENUEES, AT A YEARLY RENT OF 

13s. 8d., Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

16 Sept. 34 Hen. Vm. 1542. 

This indenture made the xvj. day of September the xxxiiu. yere of the 

reigne of our souerayne lorde Kyng Henry the vii.i^'^- betwyne Sir Rees 

10 R 



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Maunxell knight of the one part and John' Sprot theildir ot the parishe of 
Nicholaston' of the other parte wittnissith that the said Sir Rees Maunxell 
hath demysed and to ferme leased to the said John' Sprot and to Johne his 
ildist sone and to Johan Knayth one tennment conteynyng xu. acres of erable 
lande on acre woode and u. acres of wilde grounde set and lying in the parishe 
of Penrees late in the handes of Thomas Hoell. To haue and to hold the 
forsaid tennement of londes to the forsaid John' Sprot theilder to Johne his 
sonne and to Johan Knayth for terme of ther lyues and the longist leuer of 
them yelding and payng therfor yerly to the said Sir R. M. and to his heyres 
xiiu^- viu'^- of yerly rent by evin porc'on that is saye at the fest of thannunci- 
acon' of our Lady, etc, with viu''- of costum and a Ryall heriet when it 
failith. Also the said John' Sprot, etc, to doo all suet and servise as well to the 
court as to the mylle with all suet and servis according to the costum there. 
Alsoo the said John' Sprot, etc, byndith them that they and emy of them 
shall uphold repaire and meynteyn all maner of houses and closes ffrom tyme 
to tyme aud so to leve them sufficiently repayred in houses diches and hegges 
and also the said John' Sprot, etc, covennanteth for them and euery of them to 
and with the said Sir Rees and his heyres that they and euery of them shalbe 
haue them in euery thing as a tenaunt ought to do to his lande lorde and if they 
other wise do that then hit shalbe lawfull to the said Sir Rees and his heyres to 
reinter this indentur notwitstonding, also the said John Sprot, John' his sone 
and JoHAN Knayth byndith them that they nor none of them shall set nor let 
the said tenmeut nor no part thereof without lycens of Sir R. M. and his heyres, 
And alsoo to paie yerly on coupull of capons, In ^vittnes herof the both partes 
intercha'bly hath putto ther sealles the daie and date above said. 

(Signed) Res Manxell.' 



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MCCCLXXVI. 

GEANT BY RICHARD AP DAVID AP HOPKYN AND OTHEES 
TO THOMAS AP JEVAN AP HOWELL' OF THE PURPARTY 
OF A TENEMENT CALLED AROOED AVEN IN THE 
DEMBSNE OF TERZARLLE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

26 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. 1542. 

Seiant presentes et futuri quod nos Ricardus ap David ap Hopkyn et Catrina 
verz Res uxor mea et Gruff' ap Res ap Henry et Elena verz Res uxor mea 
dedimus, concessimus et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus Thome ap Jevan 
ap Hoell' totam propartem nostram unius tenementi terre arabilis prati bosci 
pasture et vasti cum omnibus suis pertinentiis jacentis in dominio de Terzarlle 
infra comitatum GrLAMORGA.NCiE, quod predictum tenementum vocatur Argoed 
AVEN quod quidem tenementum nuper descende [bat] nobis predictis Catrine et 
Elene de jure hereditario post decessum Resi ap David Jankyn patris nostre 
{sic) prout ibidem scituatur per antiquas metas et bondas a diu limitatas. 
Habendum et tenendum predictam totam propartem nostram predicti tenementi 
terre arrabilis prati bosci pasture et vasti oum omnibus et singulis pertinentiis 
prefato Thome ap Jevan ap Hoell' et assignatis suis imperpetuum de capitali 
domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde debita et de jure consueta. Et 
nos vero predicti Ricardus ap David ap Hopkyn' et Catrina verz Res uxor 
mea et Gruff' ap Res ap Henry et Elena verz Res uxor mea et heredes nostri 
totam predictam propartem nostram predicti unius tenementi terre arrabiHs pratis 
(sic) bosci pasture et vasti cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinentiis prefato 
Thome ap Jeuan ap Hoell' heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes 
warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic 
presenti carte nostre sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus . Reso Maunxell' 
milite tunc vicecomite Gtlamorgancie . Johanne ap Ric' Veyn ballivo hundredi 



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de Novo Castro . Gtylberto Morgan . Philipe Meredith . Jevan ap Jevan 
Baght . EiES ap Hoell' Duy . et Traherne Wyllym et multis aliis. 

Datum apud Argoed aven vicesimo sexto die Septembris anno regni E-egis 
Henrici octavi Dei gratia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regis fidei defensoris 
et in terra suppremum {sic) Anglicane et Hibernice eeclesie capitis tricesimo 
quarto. 

Four small signet seals, red wax. Each bears the same impression : the 
initials ' W. B.' 

MCCCLXXVII. 

LICENCE TO SIE, RICHARD WILLIAMS, OTHERWISE CROMWELL, 
TO ALIENATE THE MANOR OF NASH, LANDS IN ST. 
BRIDES, WYKE, MARCROSSE AND ST. DONATS, AND THE 
CHAPEL OF NASH, AND THE RECTORY AND VICARAGE 
OF ST. DONATS, TO THOMAS STRADLING, ESU. 

[Originalia Roll, part 4, m. 3.] 

9 Oct. 34 Hen. VTII. 1542. 
Q-lamorgan. De homagio et fidelitate. Rex omnibus ad quos etc. 
salutem. Sciatis quod nos de gracia nostra speciali ac pro septem libris sex 
solidis decem denariis et uno obulo nobis solutis in hanaperio cancellarie nostre, 
concessimus et licenciam dedimus ac per presentes concedimus et licenciam damus 
pro nobis et heredibus nostris, quantum in nobis est, dileoto servienti nostro 
RicARDo WiLLiAMS alias Cromwell militi uni generosorum de privata camera 
nostra, quod ipse manerium de Nashe, alias dictum grangiam de Nashe, alias 
dictum firmam de Nashe, cum pertinenciis in comitatu nostro Gtlamorgan, 
necnon viginti mesuagia, unum columbare, unum molendinum aquaticum, mille 
acras terre, viginti acras prati, octinginta acras et ducentas acras bruere cum 
pertinenciis in Seynt Brydys Wyke Marcrosse et Seynt Donatys in dicto 



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comitatu nostro Q-lamorgan, ac eciam capellam de Nasshe unacum omnibus 
decimis, oblacionibus, obvencionibus, gleba et omnibus proficuis et emolumentis 
dicte capelle sive manerio pertinentibus seu quomodolibet spectantibus, ac rectoriam 
nostram de Seynt Donatis predicto unacimi omnibus decimis, oblacionibus, 
obvencionibus, terris, glebis et aliis proficuis et emolumentis eidem rectorie per- 
tinentibus seu quomodolibet spectantibus, unacum advocacione s[i]ue prioratu 
vicarie de Seynt Donatis predicto cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinenciis que 
de nobis tenentur in capite, ut dicitur, dare elienare {sic) et concedere possit 
Thome Stradlyng armigero. 

Habendum et tenendum predictum manerium de Nasshe, aiias dictum 
grangiam sive firmam de Nasshe, capellam, rectoriam, advocacionem et cetera 
premissa superius expressa et specificata cum pertinenciis prefato Thome 
Stradlyng, heredibus et assignatis s\iis, imperpetuum, de nobis et heredibus 
nostris, per servicia inde debita et nobis reservata. Et eidem Thome quod ipse 
predictum manerium sive grangiam vel firmam de Nasshe et oetera premissa 
superius expressa et specificata, cum pertinenciis, a prefato Ricardo recipere 
possit et tenere sibi, heredibus et assignatis ipsius Thome, sicut predictum est, 
imperpetuum, tenore presencium, similiter licenciam dedimus ac damus specialem, 
nolentes quod predictus Ricardus vel heredes sui aut prefatus Thomas vel 
heredes ipsius Thome per nos et heredes nostros, justiciarios, escaetores, vice- 
comites, ballivos aut ministros nostros vel heredum nostrorum quoscumque inde 
occasionentur, molestentur in aliquo, seu graventur, aut eorum aliquis occasionetur 
in aliquo seu gravetur. 

In cujus rei etc. Teste Rege apud Westmonasterium ix. die . Octobris. 
[1542.] 

Sir Richard Williams vvas almost certainly of Glamorgan origin, and the evidence, lately disinterred. 
of the Wimbledon Oourt rolls siipports this view. The Lewis family, long of Llanishen and now of the 
contiguous parish of Whitchurch, have always regarded him as a cadet, and it is remarkable that at 
the funeral of the Protector his armorial banner bore the crest, arms, and two quarterings which have 
been always and are still used by the representative of the Lewis family. The offshoot took place just 
before the conversion of a Ohristian into a surname. 



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MCCCLXXVIII. 

VALUATION, ETC, OF PROPERTY OF DISSOLVED 

MONASTERIES, 00. GLAMOBOAN. 

[Brit. Mus. Harl. MS. 128, Fol. 24.] 

Temp. Hen. VIII. 

GlAMORGAN B.ECEYTES. 

COMITATUS GlaMORGAN. 

Rectorie, ] ^ i Johannis Osborne, auditoris. 

[ Infra officium ] 
decime, etc. ) i Willelmi Wightman, receptoris. 

Comitatus Glamorgan infra diocesim Landavensem et Menevensem. 

Valor omuium et singularum rectoriarum, ecclesiarum, decimarum, oblacionum, 

pencionum, porcionum et aliarum eonsimilium in comitatu predicto oneratarum 

inter revenciones Regie Majestatis cum omnibus et singulis suis deduccionibus et 

reprisis prout inferius particulariter premittitur. 

In officio JoHANNis Osborne auditoris et Willelmi Wightman receptoris . 

videlicet : — 

Margam Nuper Monasterium. 

Porcionis decimarum in Pyll' in tenura Leodwici 

ap Thomas ap Hoell, et Georgii filii sui 

per annum cvj^- viij^- (ex"^-) 

Porcionis decimarum in Penllyne in tenura Gier- 

FELD Peers per annum vj''- xiu'^- iiu^- (ex'- ) 

Porcionis decimai'um in Llalliston in tenura 

Thome Thome . Thomyll' Jenkin Dio et 

David Nychas per annum vj''- xiu*- iiu^- (ex'-) 

Rectorie in Glyncorock in tenura Willelmi 

Jankin per annum ... ... ... ... vj''- xiu^- iiu (ex"^- ) 

Inde : — 

Stipendii unius capellani celebrantis infra capellam 

de Glyncorrock per annum ... xxvj^- viu''- (ex'- ) 

Et remanet cvj^- viu'^- (ex''- ) 



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Neth Nuper Monasterium. 
Ecclesia de Llandilatalaponte in tenura "Wil- 

LELMi MoRGAN per annum ... ... ... vij'*- vj*- viu'^- (ex'' ) 

Tewkesbury Nuper Monasterium. 

Porcionis rectorie de Benefeld Eston alias 

BoLESTON iij-- iiij'- (ex*-) porcionis decimarum 

ecclesie Sancti Andree v^- (ex""- ) porcionis deci- 

marum ecclesie parochialis Sancti Ffagani iij'- 

iiij''- (ex*- ) porcionis decimarum rectorie de 

CoiTiF vj"^- viij''- (ex""-) porcionis rectorie de 

Wynsee et WoRMESTON v^' (ex""- ) in toto per 

annum ... 

Porcionis decimarum cujusdam molendini aquatici 

granatici in Cardif in tenura Lychefeld 

per anuum 

Pencionis exeuntis de vicaria de Cardif ... 

Summa totalis premissorum in comitatu 
predicto 
Inde in : — 

Reprisis prout superius particulariter premittitur. . . 



XXIIJ*- IIIJ'^- 

xxx^ 

LIIJ^- IIIJ'^- 

xxxviij"- 

XXVJ^- VIIJ<^- 



(ex^) 



(ex^-) 
(ex'-) 

(ex--) 



Et remanet ... 

Summa recipiendorum 

Landavensis Diocesis. 
Summa oneris ejusdem dioceseos ... 
Summa recipiendorum 
Summa denariorum 
Summa totalis recipienda ... 

Et sic remanet (pensiones, annuitates, etc.) solutse, 
ut pref ertur, distribuendse ad pios usus 



(ex-) 
. . xxxvj"- xiij^- iiij*^- (ex"^- ) 



iij'' 



xij"- VIJ''- v 



S. -,rd. 



rXX.li. 



CIIJ''-^"- IIJ^- VIJ" 
rxx. xijli- VI J^- V**- 

.11. ,.t3. -x-d. 



CXLVIJ"- XIX' 

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LX"- IJ'- X*^ 



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MCCCLXXIX. 

PAETICULAR FOE. A GEANT TO SIR EDWAED CAENE, KNT., 
OF THE MANOE OE CELL OF EWENNY, COUNTY 
OLAMOEGAN. 

[DuGD. ' MoN. Angl.', IV., p. 525, col. 2 ; Aug. Office. Particular 
FOR Q-RANTS. Henry VIII. No. 243.] 

12 JuNE. 35 Hen. VIII. 1543. 

Memorandum that I Edwarde Carne, Knyght, requyer to purohase of the 
Kinges highnes by vertue of his graoes commission of sale the premisses, beyng 
of the cler yerlie value of xxj/f. xv.s-, ix(/., the tenth not deducted. In wittnes 
wherof I have subscribed this byll with my hande and putto my seall the daie 
and yere in the said rate especified : — 

COMITATUS GlAMORGAN'. 

The manor or late oell of Gtwennye in the seid countie, parcell of the posses- 
sions of the late monastery of Seint Peters in the citie of Gloucestree, 

£ 8. d. 
The seid manour or cell is dymysed, together with all woodes 
and underwoodes, to Edwarde Carne, Knight, for the 
yerelye rent charged in the partyculers of the valuacion 
of the landes, as appereth by au indenture beringe date 
the xxAiij'^^' daye of Februarye in the xxviu'^'' yere of 
the reigne of our soveraigne lorde Kinge Henry the 
yjjjth. Therefore not valuid ... ... ... ... nil. 

Per me Willelmum Cowper. 
xij. die Junii anno xxxv'**- Henrici viij^'- pro Edw^ardo Carne milite. 



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MCCCLXXX. 

CEOWN SALE BY KING HENRY VIII. TO SIR RICE MANXELL', 
KNT., OF THE MANORS OF HORGRO AND PYLLE, ETC, 
FOR ii642 9s. 8d. 

[Margam Charter.] 

5 AuG. 35 Hen. VIII. 1543. 

Henricus octavus Dei gracia Anglie Franoie et Hibernie Rex fidei defensor 
et in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice supremum caput omnibus ad quos 
presentes littere pervenerint . salutem. 

Sciatis quod nos pro summa sexcentarum quadraginta duarum librarum novem 
solidorum et octo denariorum legalis monete Anglie ad manus thesaurarii nostri 
curie nostre^augmentacionum revenoionum corone nostre per dilectum et fidelem 
servientem nostrum Ricium Manxell' militem soluta de qua quidem summa 
fatemur nos plenarie esse satisfactos et conteutatos eundemque Ricium heredes et 
executores suos iude acquietatos et exoneratos per presentes necnon pro et in 
consideracione boni veri et fidelis servicii dicti dilecti servientis nostri nobis ante 
hec tempora impensi de gracia nostra speciali ac ex certa sciencia et mero motu 
nostris dedimus concessimus ac per presentes damus et concedimus prefato Ricio 
Manxell' omnia illa maneria nostra de Horgro alias Horgrove et Pylle alias 
Pyle in comitatu nostro Gtlamgrgancie in South-Wallia cum eorum juribus 
membris et pertinenciis universis nuper monasterio de Margan' in eodem comitatu 
dudum spectantia et pertinentia ac parcellas possessionum et revencionum 
ejusdem nuper monasterii dudum existentia ac eciam omnia et singula mesuagia 
molendina columbaria domos editicia terras tenementa prata pascua pasturas 
redditus reversiones servicia redditus oneris redditus siccos ac redditus super 
quibuscumque dimissionibus seu concessionibus reservatos annuitates annuales 
redditus firmas feodi-firmas aquas piscarias et piscaciones boscos subboscos jarapna 
brueras moras eommunias vias vacua funda curias letas-curias proficua visus 

10 s 



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frauci-plegii ac omnia que ad visus franci-plegii pertinent seu imposterum spectare 
possint aut debent nativos et villanos cum eorum sequelis feoda militum warda 
maritagia escaetas relevia herietta nundinas mercata tolneta bona et catalla 
waviata extrahuras proflcua commoditates emolumenta et hereditamenta nostra 
quecumque cum eorum pertinenciis universis jacentia sive existentia in villis 
campis parochiis seu hameletis de Horgro alias Horgrove et Pylle alias Pyle 
in dicto comitatu nostro Glamgrgam' ac alibi ubicumque in eodem comitatu 
dictis maneriis seu eorum alteri quoquo modo spectantia sive pertinentia aut ut 
membrum pars vel parcella eorundem maneriorum seu eorum alterius antehac 
habita eognita acceptata usitata reputata dimissa seu locata existentia necnon unum 
molendinum aquaticum cum pertinentiis vooatum Shepps Mylle modo vel nuper 
in teuura sive occupacione cujusdam Johannis Thomas David ap Powell' vel 
assignatorum suorum situatum jaceus et existens iu villa de Margam' in dicto 
comitatu et dicto nuper raonasterio dudum specians sive pertinens ac omnia et 
singula stagna fossata rivod rivulos et aquarum cursus piscarias et piscaciones 
sectas vias commoditates et proflcua quecumque in Margan' predicto eidem 
molendino quoquo modo spectantia sive pertiuentia sive cum eodem molendino 
dimissa seu occupata existentia, ac eciam totum illud mesuagium nostrum cum 
pertinentiis vocatum Le Towen' situatum et existens iu Margam' predicta et 
dicto nuper monasterio dudum spectaus et pertinens ac modo vel nuper iu tenura 
sive ocoupacioue oujusdam Leodovici Will' Hullyn' vel assignatorum suorum 
ae omnes illas octo acras terre arabilis et sex aoras pasture cum pertinentiis in 
Margam' predicta cum eodem mesuagio eidem Leodowico dimissas seu locatas 
et dioto uuper mouasterio dudum spectantes et pertinentes necnon totum 
illum situm nuper molendini aquatiei cum pertinentiis vocati Cryke Mylle 
situati ec existentis iu Cryke iufra parochiam de Margam' predicta dicto 
nuper monasterio dudum spectans et pertinens ac modo vel nuper in teuura sive 
oecupacione Johannis Thomas David ap Powell' ac omnia et singula stagna 
fossata aquas piscarias et piscacioues rivos rivulos et aquanim cursus sectas 



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vias commodita^es et proficua quecumque in Cryke et Margan' predictis eidem 
nuper molendino quoquo modo spectantia sive pertinentia, ac eciam totam illam 
grangiam et terram nostram cum pertinentiis vocatum Sheps Grange jacentem 
juxta grangiam de Langewith in comitatu predicto ac infra terras ejusdem 
grangie de Langewythe ac in parochia de Laelstgn' in eodem comitatu et dicto 
nuper monasterio dudum spectantem et pertinentem ac modo vel nuper in tenura 
sive occupacione eujusdam Jenett vergh Llewellyn ac omnia terras tenementa 
prata pascua pasturas redditus reversiones servicia et cetera hereditamenta nostra 
quecumque in Shepesgrange juxta Langewith predictam eidem grangie quoquo 
modo spectantia sive pertineutia aut cum eadem grangia per eandem Jenett 
vergh Llewellyn occupata, necnon totam illam grangiam nostramcumpertinentiis 
vocatam Courtbaghan alias Parva STORMYJacentem juxta grangiamde Stormy 
alias Magna Stormy in dicto comitatu ac in parochia de Tethgistow in eodem 
eomitatu et dicto nuper monasterio dudum spectantem et pertinentem ac modo vel 
nuper in seperalibus tenuris sive oocupacionibus Jenkyn' ap Phillippe et David 
ap Powell' Goughe ac omnia terras tenementa prata pascua pasturas 
redditus reversiones servicia ac cetera hereditamenta nostra quecumque in Parva 
Stormy predicta ao in dicta parochia de Tethgistowe eidem grangie de Parva 
Stormy quoquo modo spectantia sive pertinentia aut cum eadem graugia per 
eosdem Jenkyn' ap Phillippe et David ap Powelle Gough occupata ac omnes 
illas parcellas terre nostras vocatas sive cognitas per nomen seu per nomina de 
Cadogan' Landes jacentes et existentes iu Horgro alias Horgrove in dicta 
parochia de Tethgistowe et dioto nuper monasterio de MARGAM'dudum spectantes 
et pertinentes aut cum eadem grangia dimissas seu locatas, ac eciam omnia et 
singula mesuagia terras tenementa prata pascua pasturas redditus reversiones 
servicia redditus oneris redditus siccos ac redditus super quibuscumque dimissioni- 
bus reservatos boscos subboscos ae cetera hereditamenta commoditates profioua et 
emolumeiita nostra quecumque jacentia existeutia sive provenientia in villa de 
Margam' predicta tam infra muros dioti monasterii quam extra in Brodemede 



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Brombill' Egloose Ndnney Cryke et Pentre infra dictam parochiam de 
Margam' ac in parochiis de Marcrosse et Pylle alias Pyle in dioto comitatu 
nostro Gtlamorgan' seu in earum aliqua dicto nuper monasterio quoquo modo 
spectantia sive pertinentia aut ut membrum pars vel parcella possessionum et 
revencionum ejusdem nuper monasterii dudum existentia necnon omnia et singula 
terras tenementa et cetera hereditamenta nostra quecumque jacentia sive 
existentia in quodam marisco ejusdem nuper monasterii infra parochiam de 
Margam' predicta et eidem nuper monasterio dudum spectantia et pertinentia. 

Damus eciam pro consideracione predicta ac ex certa sciencia et mero motu 

nostris per presentes concedimus prefato Ricio Manxell' totum illum boscum 

nostrum vocatum Cryke Woode cum pertinentiis continentem per estimacionem 

undecim acras ac totum illum boscum nostrum cum pertinentiis vocatum Lytle 

Crykewodde continentem per estimacionem quatuor acras jacentem crescentem 

et existentem in Margam' predicta et dicto nuper monasterio dudum spectantem 

et pertinentem ac totum illum boseum nostrum et copiciam bosci nostri cum 

pertinentiis vocatam Kelley Gtredyke Coppes continentem per estimacionem tres 

acras ac totum illum boscum nostrum et copiciam bosci nostri vocatam 

My^ddecrofte Coppes continentem per estimacionem tres acras jacentem 

crescentem et existentem in Horgro alias Horgrove predicta dicto nuper 

monasterio dudum spectantem et pertinentem necnon totum illum boscum nostrum 

et copiciam bosci nostri vocatum Bollys Coppe contineutem per estimacionem 

tres acras ac totum Lllum boscum nostrum et copicam bosci nostri vocatum 

Lytle Bolys Coppe continentem per estimacionem duas acras et unam 

rodam jacentem crescentem et existentem in parochia de Pylle alias Pyle 

predicta et dicto uuper monasterio dudum spectantem et pertinentem ac 

eciam omnes et singulos alios boscos subboscos et arbores nostras quascimique 

de in vel super premissis aut aliqua inde parcella crescentes sive existentes 

ac totam terram fundum et solum predictorum boscorum et eorum cujuslibet 

necnon reversionem et reversiones prefiictorum maneriorum mesuagiorum 



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terrarum tenementorum et ceterorum omnium et singulorum premissorum cuni 
eorum pertinentiis universis ac omnes et singulos redditus revenciones et cetera 
annualia proficua quecumque super quibuscumque dimissionibus seu concessioni- 
bus premissorum aut alicujus inde parcelle facta reservata cum eorum pertinentiis 
universis. 

Que quidem maneria grangie mesuagia molendina columbaria terre tenementa 
et cetera premissa cum eorum pertinentiis extenduntur ad clarum annum valorem 
quadraginta librarum duodecim solidorum et undecim denariorum ac non ultra. 

Et quamvis predicta maneria mesuagia terre tenementa et cetera singula 
premissa secundum ratum perquisicionis viginti annorum attingerent in toto ad 
summam septingentarum triginta unius librarum undecim solidorum et octo 
denariorum ultra et preter decem libras et octodecim solidos pro boscis superinde 
crescentibus . Nos tamen non immemores existentes fidelis et acceptabilis servicii 
et obsequii dicti dilecti servientis nostri Ricii Manxell' ante hac multipliciter 
nobis impensi ex mera liberalitate et benignitate nostris eidem Ricio summam 
centum librarum que pro premissis ultra dictam summam sexcentarum quadra- 
ginta duarum librarum novem solidorum et octo denariorum secundum ratum 
predictum esset debita damus remittimus et relaxamus et de eadem summa 
centum librarum eundem E-icium Manxell' heredes [et] executores suos "omnino 
per presentes exoneramus. 

Et ulterius volumus pro consideracione predicta ac ex certa sciencia et mero 
motu nostris per presentes concedimus prefato Ricio Manxell' heredibus et 
assignatis suis quod idem Eiicius heredes et assignati sui habeant teneant et 
gaudeant predicta maneria mesuagia grangias molendina terras tenementa ac 
cetera omnia et singula premissa superius expressa et specificata cum eorum 
pertinentiis universis adeo plene et iutegre ac in tam amplis modo et forma prout 
ultimus abbas et nuper conventus dicti nuper monasterii de Margam' aut aliquis 
vel aliqui predecessorum suorum in jure nuper monasterii illius aliquo tempore 
ante dissolucionem suppressionem sive sursum-reddioionem ejusdem nuper 



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monasterii vel antequam nuper monasterium illud ad manus nostras devenit 
predicta maneria mesuagia terras tenementa ac oetera omnia et singula premissa 
aut aliquam inde parcellam habuerunt tenuerunt vel gavisi fuerunt habuit tenuit 
vel gavisus fuit seu habere tenere vel gaudere debuerunt aut debuit et adeo plene 
et integre ae in tam amplis modo et forma prout ea omnia et singula ad manus 
nostras racione vel pretextu dissolucionis suppressionis sive sursum-reddicionis dicti 
nuper monasterii aut racione vel pretextu alicujus carte doni concessionis vel 
sursum-reddicionis per dictum nuper abbatem et uuper eonventum dicti nuper 
monasterii de Margam' sub sigillo suo conventuali uobis inde confecte aut racione 
velpretextu alicujus actus parliamenti vel aliter quocumque modo devenerunt seu 
devenire debuerunt ac in manibus nostris jam existuut seu existere debent vel 
deberent . Exceptis ac nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris omnino reservatis 
omnibus et siugulis advocacionibus et juribus patronatuum quibuscumque dictis 
maneriis et ceteris premissis aut alicui inde parcelle quoquo modo spectantibus 
sive pertinentibus. 

Habendum tenendum et gaudendum predieta maneria grangias mesuagia 
molendina cohimbaria terras tenementa prata paseua pasturas redditus rever- 
siones servicia curias letas curias proficua visus franei-plegii ac omnia que ad 
visus franci-plegu pertinent seu imposterum spectare possint aut debent feoda 
militum warda maritagia boscos subboscos ac cetera omnia et singula premissa 
superius expressa et specificata cimi eorum pertinentiis universis exceptis preex- 
ceptis prefato Eicio Maxxell' heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum. 

Tenendam de nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris in capite per servicium 
decime partis unius feodi militis ac reddendo annuatim nobis heredibus et sueoes- 
soribus nostris pro predictis maneriis de Horgro et Pylle ac predictis grangiis 
vocatis Sheps Gtrange et Courtbaghan alias Parva Stormy ac predictis terris 
vocatis Cadogans Landes ac predictis mesuagiis terris et tenemeutis et ceteris pre- 
missis in Marcrose predicta viginti duos solidos et duos denarios ac pro predicto 
mesuagio sive tenemento vocato Le Towen' ac predictis terris tenementis et 



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ceteris premissis in Margam' predicta tara infra muros dicti nuper raonasterii 
quam extra ac predicto molendino vocato Shepes Mylle necnon pro omnibus 
et singulis predictis mesuagiis terris tenementis et ceteris premissis in Brodemede 
Brombill' . Egloyse . NuNNEY Cryke . Pentre et mariscis predictis quinqua- 
ginta uovem solidos et duos denarios legalis monete Anglie ad dictam curiam 
nostram augmentacionum revencionum corone nostre ad f estum Sancti Michaelis 
archangeli singulis annis solvendos nomine decime partis preraissorum pro 
omnibus redditibus serviciis exaccionibus et demaudis quibuscumque proinde 
nobis heredibus vel successoribus nostris quoquo modo reddendis solvendis vel 
faciendis. 

Et ulterius volumus pro consideracione predicta ac ex certa sciencia et mero 
motu nostris pro nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris per preseutes concedimus 
prefato Ricio Manxell' heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuura quod idem 
Rk!Ius Manxell' heredes et assignati sui liabebunt tenebunt et gaudebunt ac 
habere tenere et gaudere valeaut et possint infra predicta maneria mesuagia terras 
tenementa et cetera omnia et siugula premissa et infra quamlibet inde pareellam tot 
talia tanta eadem hujusmodi et consimilia curias letas visus franci-plegii ao omuia 
que ad visus franci-plegii pertinent seu imposterum spectare possint aut debeut 
fines ameroiamenta assisara et assaiam panis vini et cervisie uundinas mercata 
tolneta custumas ferias liberas warennas ac omuia que ad liberam warennam 
pertinent bona catalla waviata extrahuras proficua comraoditates privilegia liber- 
tates emolumeuta et hereditameuta queoumque quot qualia quanta et que dicti 
nuper abbas et nuper conventus dicti nuper monasterii aut aliquis vel aliqui 
predecessorum suorum in jure nuper monasterii illius aliquo tempore aute dissohi- 
cionem suppressionem aut sursura-reddicionera dicti nuper raonasterii vcd antequam 
nuper monasteriura ilhid ad manus uostras devenit habuerunt tenuerunt vel gavisi 
fuerunt habuit tenuit vel gavisus fuit seu habere tenere vel gaudere debuerunt 
aut debuit in predictis maneriis raesuagiis terris tenementis et ceteris premissis 
aut in aliqua inde parcella racione vel pretextu alicujus carte doni concessionis 



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vel confirmacionis aut aliquarum litterarum patencium per nos seu per nostrum 
aliquem progenitorum nostrorum prefatis nuper abbati et nuper conventui dicti 
nuper monasterii aut alicui seu aliquibus predecessorum suorum quocumque modo 
factarum vel concessarum aut racione vel pretextu alicujus prescriptionis usus seu 
consuetudinis vel aliter quocumque modo. 

Volumus eciam pro consideracione predicta ac ex certa sciencia et mero motu 
nostris pro nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris per presentes concedimus 
prefato Riceo Manxell' heredibus et assignatis suis quod nos heredes et 
successores nostri imperpetuum annuatim et de tempore in tempus acquietabimus 
exonerabimus et indempnes conservabimus tam eundem E,icium Manxell' 
heredes et assignatos suos quam predicta maueria mesuagia terras tenementa et 
cetera omnia et singula premissa cum eorum pertinenciis universis versus nos 
heredes et successores nostros et versus quascumque alias personas et quamcumque 
aliam personam de omnibus et omnimodis corrodiis redditibus feodis annuitatibus 
et denariorum summis quibuscumque de predictis maneriis mesuagiis terris tene- 
mentis et ceteris premissis seu de aliqua inde pareella exeuntibus seu solvendis 
vel superinde oneratis seu onerandis preterquam de redditu et servicio superius 
per presentes nobis reservatis volentes insuper et per presentes firmiter injungendo 
precipientes tam cancellario et consilio nostro dicte curie nostre augmentacionmn 
revencionum corone nostre pro tempore existentibus quam omnibus et singulis 
receptoribus auditoribus et aliis officiariis et ministris quibuscumque heredum et 
suceessorum nostrorum quod ipsi et eorum quilibet super solam demonstracionem 
harum litterarum nostrarum patencium vel super irrotulamentum inde absque 
aliquo alio brevi seu warranto a uobis heredibus vel successoribus nostris quoquo 
modo impetrando obtinendo seu prosequendo super solucionem dictorum sepe- 
ralium reddituum nobis per presentes superius reservatorum plenam integram 
debitamque allocacionem defalcacionem deduccionem et exoneracionem mani- 
festam prefato Ricio Manxell' heredibus et assignatis suis de omnibus et 
omnimodis hujusmodi corrodiis redditibus feodis annuitatibus et denariorum 



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stimmis quibiiscumque de predictis maneriis mesuagiis terris tenementis et 
ceteris premissis seu de aliqua inde parcella quoquo modo exeuutibus seu 
solvendis vel superinde oneratis seu onerandis exceptis preexceptis facient et 
fieri causabunt . Et hec littere nostre patentes aut irrotulamentum earundem 
erunt annuatim et de tempore in tempus tam dictis cancellario et consilio nostro 
dicte curie nostre augmentacionum revencionum corone nostre pro tempore 
existentibus quam omnibus et singulis predictis receptoribus auditoribus et aliis 
officiariis et ministris quibuscumque heredum et successorum nostrorum sufficiens 
warrantum et exoneracio in hac parte. 

Et ulterius damus et pro consideracione predicta ac ex certa sciencia et mero 
motu nostris per presentes concedimus prefato Ricio Manxell' omnia et 
omnimoda exitus redditus revenciones et proflcua predictorum maneriorum 
mesuagiorum terrarum tenementorum et ceterorum omnium et singulorum 
premissorum cum eorum pertinenciis universis a festo annunciacionis beate 
Marie virginis ultimo preterito hucusque proveniencia sive crescentia habenda 
eidem Ricio ex dono nostro absque compoto seu aliquo alio proinde nobis 
heredibus vel successoribus nostris quoquo modo reddendo solvendo vel faciendo. 

Volumus eciam pro consideracione predicta ac ex certa sciencia et mero motu 
nostris per presentes concedimus prefato E,icio Manxell' quod habeat et habebit 
has litteras nostras patentes sub magno sigillo Anglie debito modo factas et 
sigillatas absque flne seu feodo magno vel parvo nobis in hanaperio nostro seu 
aKbi ad usum nostrum quoquo modo reddeudo solvendo vel facieudo. 

Eo quod expressa mencio de vero valore aunuo vel de certitudine premissorum 
sive eoruni alicujus aut de aliis donis sive concessionibus per nos prefato Ricio 
ante hec tempora factis in presentibus minime facta existit aut aUquo statuto 
actu ordinacione provisione sive restriccione inde incontrarium facta edita 
ordinata sive provisa aut aliqua alia re causa vel materia quacumque in aliquo 
non obstante. 

In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. 

10 T 



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Teste me ipso apud Terlyng' quinto die Augusti anno regni nostri tricesimo 
quinto, 

Per breve de privato sigillo et de data predicta auctoritate parliamenti. 

E. Tregonwell'. 
On the flap is written — * Irrotulatur primo die Novembris anno xxxv'°- Regis 
Henrici viii. coram Edward' Gostwyk' auditore.' 

Imperfect and indistinct great seal of Kyng Henry viii. appended by strands of 
floss-silk, green and white. Third type, see Birch, Catal. qf Seals in Brit. Mus., 
No. 383, pl. III. 

MGCCLXXXI. 
QRANT BY SIR RICE MANXELL, OF MARQAM, KNT., TO SIR 
EDWARD CAENE, KNT., AND OTHERS, OF THE MANORS 
OF OXWICH, PENRICE, ETC, TO THE USE OF SIR RICE 
AND HIS DIRECT MALE HEIRS, Etc. 
[Margam Charter.] 

11 August. 35 Hen. VIII. 1543. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Riceus Manxell de Margam in comitatu 

G-lamorgancie in South Wallia miles dedi concessi et hac presenti carta con- 

firmavi Edwardo Carne militi Johanni Scudamore armigero, Edwardo Lewys 

armigero, Johanni Bassett de Londox' armigero, Jacobo Thomas armigero, 

HuGONi Manxell fratri meo armigero, et Reginaldo ap Hoel armigero, maneria 

mea de Oxewiche alias Oxemyche . Penryce . Horton . Porteynon . et Nico- 

LASTON cum pertinenciis in dominio de Gtowre in dicto comitatu Gtlamorgan' 

necnon omnia messuagia terras tenementa prata pascua pasturas redditus 

reversiones et servicia et alia hereditamenta mea quecumque jacentia situata et 

existentia in Oxewiche aUas Oxemyche . Penryce . Horton . Porteynon, 

et Nicolaston in comitatu predicto . ac eciam unum messuagium terras et 

tenementa mea cum pertinenciis vocatum le Crofte in Istrodowen' in dicto 

comitatu Gtlamorgan' . Habendum et tenendum predicta maneria de Oxewiche 

alias OxEMYCHE alias Oxmyche . Penryce . Horton . Porteynon . et 



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Nycholaston cum pertinentiis necnon omnia et singula premissa cum pertinenciis 
jacentia et existentia in Oxewiche . Penryce . Horton . Porteynon . 
Nycholaston . et Istrodowen' predictis prefatis Edwardo Carne . Johanni 

ScUADMORE . BdWARDO LeWYS . JoHANNI BaSSETT . JaCOBO ThOMAS . HUGONI 

Manxell . et EiEGiNALDO ap Hoel heredibus et assignatis suis ad opus et usum 
mei predicti Ricei Manxell et heredum masculorum meorum legitime procrea- 
torum et procreandorum . Et pro defectu hujusmodi exitus ad opus et usum 
rectorum heredum mei predicti EiIcei imperpetuum . Tenendum de capitalibus, 
etc, etc, consueta. Ac insuper noveritis me prefatum Riceum Manxell' fecisse 
ordinasse constituisse et in loco meo posuisse dilectos mihi in Christo Philippum 
Manxell fratrem meum Johannem Turbervyle et Thomam Turbervyle meos 
veros et legittimos attornatos conjunctim divisim et separatim ad intrandum vice 
pro me et nomine meo in omnia predicta maueria de Oxewiche alias Oxemyche . 
Penryce . Horton , Porteynon . et Nicolaston ac cetera premissa cum 
pertinenciis possessionemque et seisinam inde capiendum . Et post hujusmodi 
introitum ac possessionem et seisinam de et in eisdem prefatis Edwardo Carne 
militi . JoHANNi Scudamore . Edwardo Lewys . Johanni Bassett . Jacobo 
Thomas . HuGONi Manxell . et Reginaldo ap Hoel aut eorum in hac parte 
certis attornatis secundum teuorem vim formam et eiiectum hujus presentis carte 
mee indentate inde eis confecte . Ratum et gratum habentem et habiturum totum 
et quicquid dicti attornati mei vice pro me et nomine [me]o fecerint, seu eorum 
ahquis fecerit in premissis seu aliquo premissorum per presentes. In cujus rei 
testimonium utrique parti hujus presentis oarte mee indentate sigillum meum 
apposui. 

Datum undecimo die Augusti, anno regni Henrici octavi Dei gratia Anglie . 
Francie . et HiBERNiE . Regis fidei defensoris et in terra ecclesie Anglicane 
et Hibernice supremi capitis, etc, tricesimo quinto. 

R.' Manxell.' 

The seal, a lump of red wax, bears an indistinct impression of a maunch. 



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MCCCLXXXII. 

AUGMENTATION COURT ACQUITTANCES TO SIR RICE MAUN- 
CELL', KNT., FOR SIX HUNDRED AND FORTY-TWO 
POUNDS, NINE SHILLINGS AND EIGHT PENCE, THE 
PURCHASE MONEY OF THE MARGAM ABBEY LANDS, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 
11 JuLY, 35 Hen. VIIL, 1543, to 15 Alg., 38 Hen. VIIL, 1546. 

This bill indented made the xi"' daye of Julye in the xxxv*^^'' yere of the 
reigne of our soveraigne lorde Kinge Henrye the viij*'' witnessith that I Sir 
Edwarde Northe knight treasurer of thaugmentacions of the revenues of his 
gracies crowne have receyved of Sir Rice Mauncell' knight the some of thre 
hundreth fortie ahd two poundes nyne shillinges and eight pennes sterlinges in 
parte of payment of the sorae of six hundreth fortie and two poundes nyne 
shillinges and eight pennes sterlinges due to the Kinges Majestie of and for the 
gifte graunte and clere purchase of diverse and sunderye maners mesuagies 
graungis londes tenementes and rentes aud other heredytamentes with thappur- 
tennces in the countye of Glamorgan' in Sowthwales parcell' of the possession 
of the late monasterye of Margan' in the same countie as by the Kinges highnes 
lettres patentes thereof to be made under the greate seale of Ingland more at 
large yt shall' and maye appeare. In witnesse whereof to these presentes sub- 
scribed with my hand I have putto my seale the daye and yere above written. 

CCCXLIj'' ix^- viij'^- 

Signed E. North. 

Small oval seal of arms, red wax. 



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Similar acquittance {mutaiis mutandis) by Sir John Williams, knight, treasurer 

of the Augmentations, to Sir Ryse Maunxell knight by thandes of his servaunt 

NiCHOLAS Cayse for one hundred pounds ' sterlinge in parte of payment of a 

more somme dewe unto the Kinges Majestie upon recognisaunce for a 

purchase,' etc. 

Dated: 24 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. [1544.] 

Small signet, a gem, red wax. 

Endorsed— ' EnroUed 16 Aug., 3S Hen. VIII.' 

Similar acquittance for one hundred pounds due, etc. 

Dated : 22 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. [1545.] 
Small signet, a gem, red wax. 
Endorsed— ' EnroUed 16 Aug., 38 Hen. VIII. 

Similar acquittance for one hundred pounds due, etc. 

Dated : 15 AuG. 38 Hen. VIII. [1546.] 
Indistinct seal, red wax. 
Endorsed— ' Enrolled 16 Aug., 38 Hen. VIII.' 

MCCCLXXXIII. 

ROYAL aRANT TO EDWARD STRADLING AND ELIZABETH 
HIS WIFE OF THE MANOR OF LLANTWIT, AND LANDS 
AND TYTHES LATE OF THE DISSOLVED MONASTERY 
OF TEWKESBURY. 

[Originalia Roll. 35 Hen. VIIL, part 4, m. 4.] 

[Abstract.] 30 AuG. 1543. 

The King grants to Edward Stradlyng gentleman and Elizabeth his wife 
for £183 138. 9d. paid into the treasury of the court of augmentations, the manor 



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of Lantewyte in Glamorganshire, late parcel of the possessions of the late 
monastery of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire now dissolved with all rights 
members and appurtenances of the manor, in the parish of Lantewyte or 
elsewhere in Glamorganshire. 

Also all that portion of tithes arising from the tenements and hereditaments 
called La Moyse and from one water mill in the parish of Lantewyte, formerly 
held by the monastery. 

All woods, reversions of the premisses and rents which the monastery had held, 
reserving to the crown all advowsous and rights of patronage formerly belonging 
to the monastery. 

The premisses are of the clear yearly value of £7 6s. 5d. To hold to the 
said Edward Stradlyng and Elizabeth his wife their heirs and assigns for 
ever of the King in chief by service of the fortieth part of one knighfs fee and 
a yearly rent of 16s. 3^d. to the court of augmentations, payable at 
Michaelmas. 

The grantees may convert to their own uses the said tithes of La Moyse and 
the water mill as the abbot had done, and may hold court leets, views of frank 
pledge, etc, and may have fines, amerciaments, assize of bread, wine and beer, 
free warrens etc, as the abbot had had. 

They are to be free from all rents, fees, services, etc, saving the rent and 

serviee reserved by these presents to the King, and he allows them the rents from 

the feast of the Annunciation last until the present time, they giving no account 

thereof. 

Witness the King at Walden, 30 August [1543]. 

The manor here designated of Llantvvit, is more commonly and properly styled Abbot3 or West 
Llantwit, in distinction from the larger manor of the same uame, which was held by the Earls of Pembroke. 



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MCCCLXXXIV. 

FINE WHEREBY EICHAED THOMAS REOOVEES FEOM SIE 
OEOEOE HEEBEET, KNT., AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE, 
LANDS IN MAELES, WITHIN THE PAEISH OF KYNFICK, 
OE KENFIG, IN THE GEEAT SESSIONS AT CAEDIFF. 

[Margam Charter.] 

12 OcT. 35 Henry VIII. 1543. 

Hec est finalis coucordia f acta in cnria domini Eegis magne sessionis sue apud 
Gardiff duodecimo die Octobris anno regnorum Henrici octavi Dei gratia 
Anglie Francie et Hibernie Eegis fidei defensoris et in terra ecclesie 
Anglicane et Hibernice supremi capitis a conquestu tricesimo quinto coram 
JoHANNE PAKYNaTON armigero justiciario et aliis domini Eegis fidelibus tunc 
ibidem presentibus inter Eicardum Thomas generosum querentem et Q-eorgium 
Herbert militem et Elizabetham uxorem ejus deforciantes de viginti tribus 
acris terre et duabus acris prati cum pertinentiis in Marles in parochia de 
Kynfick unde placitum convencionis summonitum fuit inter eos in eadem curia . 
Scilicet quod predicti Q-eorgius et Elizabetha recognoverunt predicta tenementa 
cum pertinentiis esse jus ipsius Eicardi ut illa que idem Eicardus habet de dono 
prediotorum Georgii et Elizabethe . Et illa remiserunt et quieta clamaverunt 
de ipsis Qeorgio et Elizabetha et heredibus suis predicto Eicabdo et heredibus 
suis imperpetuum . Et preterea iidem Gteorgius et Elizabetha concesserunt 
pro se et heredibus ipsius Gteorgii quod ipsi warrantizabunt predicto Eicardo et 
heredibus suis predicta tenementa oum pertinentiis contra omnes homines imper- 
petuum . Et pro hac recognitione remissione quieta olamatione warrantizatione 
fine et concordia predictus Eicardus dedit prefatis Gteorgio et Elizabethe 
decem et octo libras argenti. 

Endorsed — ' Grlamorgan. Inter Eicardum Thomas querentem et Oeorgium 
Herbert et aliam.' 



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MCCCLXXXV. 

'LETTERS-PLACAEDS' OF HENRY YIIL, ATJTHORISINC THE 

COLLECTION OF SUBSCRIPTIONS IN THE COUNTY OF 

GLAMOROAN FOR THE REBUILDING OF CARDIFF 

BRIDGE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

27 May. 36 Hen. VIII. 1544. 

By the King. 

Henry theight by the grace of God King of England Ffraunce and 
Irland defendour of the faythe and of the Churche of England and also of 
Irland in erthe the supreme hed . To all manour sheriffes bayliffes eonstables 
parsons and vicars all oflBicers and mynysters our true leige men and subjectes 
within our countie of Gladmorgan' and to every of theym gretyng . Fforas- 
mouche as our commissioners in our Marches of Wales be at this tyme credyablie 
enformed that the bridge at our^ the towne of Cardif extendyng in the ryver 
of Taffe by mean of the uttragysnes of the water is falyn into greate ruyn and 
decaye wherby our subjeotes cannot passe and repasse by the same without 
danger of lite . to the greate discomoditie and hyndraunce of thenhabitauntes of 
the eountrey there and others joumeying that way . And for that the said 
inhabitauntes are not of theymselfes hable to reedyfye the same, our said com- 
missioners by theise our lettres placardes have gyvyn fuU power auctoritie and 
lycence to our welbilovid Rogier Baily and John Smythe bayliffes of the said 
towne of Cardif on the behalf of all the rest of the said inhabitauntes to 
repayre amongest oiir subjectes in all places within the said countie, and to requyre 
receive and take the charitable giftes and rewardes of all weldisposed persons for 
and towardes the reedyfying and buyldyng of and- brudge . Wee therfore desyre 
you and euery of you that unto the said Roger and John and either of theym 
commyng amongest you for thentent forsaid, ye be favourable aydyng helpyng 



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and rewardyng as to your habilities and good devocions shall extende wherin 
you shall do a good dede and obteigne meryt of almightie God, provyded that 
theise our lettres placardes take effect and be of f uU straynght untill the feast of 
Easter next commyng and no longer. 

Yeven under our signet at our towne of Wrixham the xxvu*''- day of May the 
xxxvj"^- yere of our reigne. 



Seal broken away. 



And his Oommissioners in the 
Marches of Wales. 



(1) Pen drawn through the vvord. 

(2) Sic, for ' the said'. 



MCCCLXXXVI. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY WILLIAM AND MARGARET STRADLING TO 
W. TYLER OF SYGENSLONDES IN ST. BRIDES. 

[C. C. F.] 

4 JuNE. 36 Hen. VIIL 1544. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Willelmus 
Stradlyng de Talagarn in comitatu Gtlamorgancie generosus et Margareta 
uxor mea salutem in domino sempiternam. Noveritis nos jjrefatos Willelmum 
Stradlyng et Margaretam uxorem meam pro summa quadraginta quinque 
marcarum sterlingorum nobis per Willelmum Tyler de Sancta Brigida in 
dominio de Ogmore in comitatu predicto yomman pre manibus solutarum unde 
fatemur nos ipsos satisfactos et contentos fore per presentes remisisse relaxasse et 
omnino pro nobis et heredibus nostris imperpetuum quietumclamasse prefato 
Willelmo Tyler in sua plena et pacifica possessione existenti heredibus et 
assignatis suis imperpetuum totum jus nostrum titulum statum clameum intereese 
seu demanda nostra que uuquam habuimus habemus seu in futuro habere 
poterimus de et iu totis illis messuag' tofto gardin' terr' tenement' prat' pascu' 
pastur' bosc' subbosc' reddit' revercionibus et serviciis cum omnibus et singulis 

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suis pertinenciis vulgariter nuncupatis Sygenslondes jacentibus in Sancta 
Brigida prediota, situatis inter terras Thome Stradlyng armigeri ex parte 
orientali et terras Thome ap John de Brygam generosi ex partibus occidentali et 
boriali et terras Edwardi ap John de Clemenstoun generosi ex parte australi. 
Ita vero quod nec nos prefati Willelmus Stradlyng et Margareta uxor mea 
nec heredes nostri nec aliquis alius per nos vice seu nominibus nostris aliquod jus 
titulum clameum interesse seu demanda de et in predictis messuag' tofto et 
ceteris premissis cum pertinenciis nec in aliqua inde parcella decetero exigere 
clamare demandare seu vendicare poterimus nec debemus in futuro sed ab omni 
actione jur' titul' stat' clam' interesse seu demaud' inde sumus penitus exclusi 
imperpetuum per presentes. Bt uos vero predictus Willelmus Stradlyng et 
Margareta uxor mea et heredes nostri predicta messuag* toft' et cetera premissa 
cum suis pertinenciis prefato Willelmo Tyler heredibus et assignatis suis contra 
omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. In 
cujus rei testimonium nos predicti Willelmus Stradlyng et Margareta uxor 
mea huic presenti carte nostre sigilla nostra apposuimus. Hiis testibus . 
Willelmo Harry . Johanne Rys weyth . et Thoma Walter de Sancta 
Brigida predicta . yemmen . et multis aliis. 

Dat' quarto die Junii anno regni domini nostri Henrici octavi Dei gratia 
Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regis fidei defensoris et in terra ecclesie 
Anglicane et Hibernice supremi capitis tricesimo sexto. 

Deed poll. Two seals, both gone. 

Endorsed — ' Willelmi Stradlyng et Margarete uxoris sue facta Willelmo Tyler 
de Sygenslandes.' 



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MCCCLXXXVII. 

GEANT BY THOMAS ATLWARD OF KENFIG TO GRIFFITH 
AP JEVAN AP JOHN OF LAND AT KENFIG. 

[Charter belonging to Mr. P. W. Llewellyn.] 

26 JuLY. 36 Hen. VIII. 1544. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Thomas Aylward de Kynffyg in 
comitatu Glamorgan generosus pro xx*'- solidis sterlingorum mihi per Gruffith 
ap Jevan ap John de Kynffyg predicta in comitatu predicto husbandman in 
manibus solutis dedi concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi prefato 
Gruffith tres quartas terre arrabilis jacentes apud Kynffyg inter terram 
Jeorgij Herbert militis ex parte australi et terram Richardi Thomas ex boriali 
et orientali parte et unam viam vooatam Carte Weye ex occidentali parte . 
Habendum et tenendum predictas tres quartas terre cum pertinentiis prefato 
Gruffith heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum de capitali domino feodi 
illius per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta . Et ego vero 
prefatus Thomas et heredes mei predictas tres quartas terre cum pertinentiis 
prefato Gruffith heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes wharantiza- 
bimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes . In cujus rei testimonium huic 
presenti carte mee sigillum meum apposui. 

Hiis testibus . Jevano Thomas . Willelmo Lewys . et Thomas ap Jeuan 
ap John . cum multis aliis. 

Datum xxvj*°- die mensis Julij anno regni Henrici octavi Dei gracia Anglie 
Francie et Hibernie Regis fidei defensoris ac in terra ecclesie Anglicane et 
HiBERNiCE supremi capitis tricesimo sexto. 

Broken seal in red wax. 

Endorsed — ' Sigillata et deliberata in presentia Res Thomas Mellyn . 
Johannis Dio Baron . et W^m. Lewis cum multis aliis.' 



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MCCCLXXXVIII. 

EXTRACT FROM THE COURT ROLL OF RESE MANXELL', 

KNT., AT BROMBILE, WHEREBY JOHANNA VERZ DAVID 

AND OTHERS ARE ADMITTED TO A TENEMENT AND A 

CLOSE, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

27 JuLY. 36 Hen. VIII. 1544. 

Brombile. Curia Resei Manxell' militis tenta apud Morgan vicesimo 
septimo die mensis Julii anno regni Henrici octavi Dei gratia Anglie Francie 
et Hibernie Regis fidei defensoris et in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice 
supremi capitis xxxvj*"- . Coram Thomam Apowell' tunc ibidem senescallo. 

Ad istam curiam venerunt Johanna verz Dayid, Jankyn' Tor' filius 

dicte JoHANNE, et Nest verz Yor' filia prefate Johanne et ceperunt de 

domino predicto unum tenementum cum pertinentiis nuper in tenura Jankyn' 

Yor' et Felice verz Thomas uxoris ejus . Ac eciam ceperont de dicto 

domino unam clausuram vocatam Kayday y Gtrayt' Daure. Habendum et 

tenendiun omnia predicta tenementa et cetera premissa cum omnibus suis 

pertinentiis prefatis Johanne Jankyn' et Nest ad terminum vite eorum et 

alterius eorum diucius viventis. Reddendo inde annuatim viu'- lu'^- ad festum 

S. Michaelis arcbangeli et festum Philippi et Jacobi per equales porciones, 

necnon omnia alia servicia inde debita et de jure consueta cum sectis curie, et 

herietum successive cum acoiderit secundum consuetudinem manerii predicti cum 

duobus caponi[bu]s annuatim ad quodlibet festum nativitatis Domini . Et dant 

domino pro ingressu inde liabendo liij'- iiij'^- Et preterea reddendo duos capones 

post alterius decessum pro ingressu habendo . Et sic habent inde seisinam et 

fecerunt domino fidelitatem et admissi sunt tenentes . In cujus copie testimonium 

tam sigiUum predicti Resei Manxell' militis quam sigillimi dicti senescalli 

presentibus suut appensa. 

Datum die loco et anno supradictis. 

Signed R. Manxell'. 

Thomas Apowell. 

Two small signet seals in red wax are appended. 1. A maunch, for Manxell. 

2. The initial letters ' R.M.,' for the same. 



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MCCCLXXXIX. 

NOTES OF A SALE OF SYGENSLANDES BY WILLIAM TYLER 
TO THOMAS STRADLING FOR FORTY MARKS. 

[G. O. F.] 

20 AuG. 36 Hen. VIIL 1544. 

Sciant, etc, ego Willelmus Tyler de Sancta Brigida in dominio de Ogmore 
in oom. Gtlam. yoman pro summa quadraginta octo marcarum sterlingorum 
michi, etc, per Thomam Stradlying de Sancto Donato armigero, etc, to 
Thomas Stradlyng granting all my messuages tofts gardeus lands tenements, 
etc, with all, etc, in St. Brides whicli I lately purchased from William 
Stradlying of Talagarn gent. and Margaret his wife eommonly called 
Sygenslandes, and lying between the land of the foresaid Thomas Stradling 
armigeri on the east, that of Thomas ap John of Brygam gent. on the west and 
north, and that of Edward ap John of Clementstoun gent. on the south. 
To have, etc, to Thomas Stradling, heirs and assigns, to their use. Further 
I W'm Tyler have assigued and by these placed in my stead my beloved, etc, 
E,EES ap Jankyn and John Strete as attorneys to enter, etc, and deliver. 

Witnesses . Wm. Harry . John Rys weyth . and Thomas Walter of 
St. Brides. 

20 Augt. 36 H. VIII. WiLLM. Tyler. 

Seal lost. 

Endorsed — ' Carta de Sygynslands . Willelmi Tyler faota Thome Stradiyng 
armigeri.' 'Nash.' 

The original deed is in Latin. 



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MCCCXC. 

RELEASE BY WILLIAM TYLER TO THOS. STRADLYNG FOE 

SYGENSLONDE. 

[G. 0. F.] 

20 AuG. 36 Hen. VIII. 1544. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Willelmus 
Tyler de Sancta Brigida in dominio de Ogmore in comitatu G-lamorgancie 
yemraan salutem in domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis me prefatum Willelmum Tyler pro summa quadraginta octo 
marcarum sterlingorum michi per Thomam Stradlyng de Sancto Donato 
in comitatu predicto armigerum pre manibus solutarum unde fateor meipsum 
satisfactum et contentum fore per presentes remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me 
et heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse prefato Thome Stradlyng in 
sua plena et pacifioa possessione existenti heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum 
totum jus meum titulum statum clameum interesse seu demandam mea que 
unquam habui habeo seu in futuro habere potero de et in totis illis messuagis 
tofto gardino terris tenementis pratis pascuis pasturis bosco subboscis redditibus 
revercionibus et serviciis cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinenciis vulgariter 
nuncupatis Sygens lande jacentibus in Sanci'a Brigida predicta situatis inter 
terram Thome Stradlyng predicti armigeri ex parte orientali et terram Thome 
ap JoHN de Brygam generosi ex partibus ocoidentali et boreali et terram 
Edwardi ap JoHN de Clemenston generosi ex parte australi. Ita vero quod 
nec ego prefatus Willelmus Tyler nec heredes mei neo aliquis alius per me vice 
seu nomine meo aliquod jus titulum clameum interesse seu demandam de et in 
predictis messuagio tofto et ceteris premissis cum pertinenciis nec in aliqua inde 
parcella decetero exigere clamare demandare seu vendicare poterimus nec debemus 
in futuro sed ab omni actione jure titulo statu clameo interesse seu demanda inde 
sumus penitus exchisi imperpetuum per presentes. Et ego vero predictus 



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WiLLELMUS Tyler et heredes mei predicta messuagium toftum et cetera premissa 
cum suis pertinenciis prefato Thome Stradlyng heredibus et assignatis suis 
contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. 

In cujus rei testimonium ego predictus Willelmus Tyler huic presenti carte 
mee sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . Willelmo Harry . Johanne 
Rys weyth . et Thoma Walter de Sancta Brigida predicta yemmen et 
multis aliis. 

Dat' (blank in M8.)^ anno regni domini nostri Henrici octavi Dei gratia 
Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regis fidei defensoris et in terra ecclesie 
Anglicane et Hibernice supremi capitis tricesimo sexto. 

Seal gone. Deed poU. Willelmus Tyler. 

Endorsed — 'Scriptum relaxaeionis Willelmi Tyler factum Thome Stradlyng 
armigero de Sygenslandes.' 

( 1 ) The date is probably tlie same as that of the previous deed. viz., 20 August. 

It appears f rom this and the preceding documents that Sygensland, settled by Thomas ap Jevan Dee 
upon William Stradling in 1528, was sold by him and Margaret his wife, probably therefore a daughter of 
Thomas ap Jevan, to William Tyler, yeoman, in June, 1544, who again iu the following August disposed 
of it to Thomas Stradling. 

Sygensland, or Sygenston, called by the Welsh Tre-syggyn, lies near Cowbridge, and seems originally 
to have belouged to a family of the name of Syggin. who however have left no other record. 

MCCCXCI. 

FINAL CONCORD IN THE SESSIONS-COURT, CARDIFF, WHERE- 
BY RICHARD DAVID AP HOPKYN AND OTHERS QUIT- 
CLAIM TO THOMAS AP JEVAN AP HOELLE PART OF A 
MESSUAOE IN LLANGONED. 

[Margam Charter.] 

17 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. 1545. 
Hec est finalis concordia facta in curia domini Regis magne sessionis sue apud 
Cardiff decimo septimo die Septembris anno regnorum Henrici octavi Dei 
gratia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regis fidei defensoris et in terra ecclesie 



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Anglicane et Hibernice supremi eapitis a conquestu tricesimo septimo coram 
JoHANNE Pakyngtone armigero justiciario et aliis domini Regis fidelibus tunc 
ibidem presentibus inter Thoma ap Jevan ap Hoelle querentem et Ricardum 
David ap HoPKYN et Katerinam uxorem ejus et Griffith ap Res ap Henry 
et Elenam uxorem ejus deforoiantes de duabus partibus unius mesuagii in 
quinque partes devisi trium acrarum terre duodecim acrarum prati quadraginta 
acrarum pasture sexdecim acrarum bosci et sexaginta acrarum jampnorum et 
bruere cum pertinentiis in Llangoned unde placitum convencionis summonitum 
fuit inter eos in eadem curia scilicet quod predicti Ricardus et Katerina Gtrif- 
FiTH et Elena recognoverunt predictas partes et tenementa cum pertinentiis esse 
jus ipsius Thome ut illas quas idem Thomas habet de dono prediotorum Ricardi 
et Katerine Q-riffith et Elene et illas remiserunt et quietum-clamaverunt de 
ipsis RicARDO et Katerina Griffith et Blena et heredibus suis predicto 
Thome et heredibus suis imperpetuum, Et preterea iidem Ricardus et Katerina 
Griffith et Elena concesserunt pro se et heredibus ipsarum Katerine et Elene 
quod ipsi warantizabunt predicto Thome et heredibus suis predictas partes et 
tenementa cum pertinentiis contra omnes homines imperpetuum. Et pro hac 
recognitione remissione quieta-clamatione warantia fine et concordia idem Thomas 
dedit prefatis Ricardo Katerine Griffith et Elene viginti libras sterlingorum. 
Endorsed — ' Deliberata per proclamationem secundum formam statuti.' 

MCCCXCII. 

REVERSION AND LEASE FOR THREE LIVES BY SIR RIOE 
MANXELL, KNT., TO JOHN VOSSE AND OTHERS OF 
TENEMENTS CALLED THE COLCOTT, AT SLADE, IN 
OXWICH. 

[Margam Charter.] 

12 March. 37 Hen. VIIL 1546. 

This indenture maed the xu*^ daye of Marche in the xxxvu"^ yere of the 
raigne of our souerayne lord Henry the eight by the grace of God of Inglond 



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and Erlond King defender of the ffaith and in erthe of the ehurche of Inglond 

and Erlond supreme heed betwyxt Eice Manxell of Morgan in the countey of 

Glamorgan knight of the oon party and John Yosse thelder John Vosse the 

yonger and Elizabet Gtibbe his wiffe of the othir partye witnessith that the said 

Sir RicE Manxell hath demysid graunted and by this presentes to fferme lettid 

unto the said John' Vosse thelder John Vosse the yonger and Elizabet his 

wiffe the reverc'on of u. tenementes of landes now in the handes of Jenet 

Seward wifEe to the said John Vosse thelder, conteyng xxviij**^ accres of erable 

land iij. quarters of medo u. accres of marshe or rushe ground x. accres pasture 

callid the Colcott with suche esmentes as John' Eoger of late hilde the same, 

sett being and Kng att Slad in the parishe of Oxwiche in the countey afforsaid . 

To haue and to hold the said tenementes with all and singuler the premyssis to 

the said John' Vosse thelder John Vosse the yonger and Elizabet his wiffe to 

euery of them and the longyst leiuer of them fro and immediatly after the 

decesse of the said Jenet Seward ilding and paing, etc, xxviij^- ix*^- starling 

at termes usuall, etc, with iiu^- yerly in the name of custume and justmentes to 

to be paed at the ffest of Saint John' the Baptist and u. capons at euery ffest 

of the natyvyte of our Lord and u. heryeth after euery desesse that is to saye 

the best beest and vs. in the name of the said herietes seut of curt seut of mylle 

ayding the carege of all nesesaris beloing to the reparac'on of the miles of the 

said Sir E.es being in the lordship of Gtower, etc. (with clauses of reentry on 

on arrear of rent, and of maintenance ; and power of subletting reserved to the 

grantor). 

(Signed) Ees Manxell. 
Small seal, red wax ; a maunch. 



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MCCCXCIII. 

LEASE FOR TWENTY-ONE YEAES BY SIR RICE MANXELL, 
KNT., TO PHILIP AND ANNE MANXELL, OF LOBTHORN'S 
CLOSE IN LANDEWY. 

[Margam Charter.] 

23 March. 37 Hen. VIII. 1546. 

This Indenture made the xxiu^'' daye of Marche the xxxvij. yere of the 
raigne of our most dred souerayne lord Henry y° eight by the grace of Ood of 
Englond Fraunce and Irelond King, defender of ffaith and in erthe of the 
churche of Englond and Erlond supreme hedd, Betwixt Sir Rice Manxell 
knight of the oon party and Phelipe Manxell gentelbnan' and Anne Manxell 
his wiffe of the othii* partye Witnesseth that the said Syr Rice Manxell knight 
hath demysid grauntid and to fferme lettid and by this presens demysith graunt- 
ith and to fferm lettith unto the above namyd Phelipe Manxell and Anne 
his wifEe oon close or parte commynly called Lobthorn's cloce, Conteyning in 
hit selffe xxviij'-*^ acres of erable land and pasture sett being and liing in the 
lordship of Skorlaskastell' in the paryshe of Llandewy in the countey affor- 
seid, To have and to hold the said close unto the saide Phelipe Manxell and 
Anne his wiffe ther heyres and assynes unto the ende and terme of xxj*^'^ yeres 
next after the date of this present Indenture, to be fully completid yldid and 
allowyd, Ilding and paing therefor yerely unto the said Sir Rice Manxell his 
heyres and assignes xxx'- starKng at termes usual, That ia to saye at the ffest of 
the annunciac'on of our Lady and the ffest of Saint Mychell th'arcangell by even 
porcons, And if hit happyn the said rent above mencioned or any parte thereof 
to be behind and unpaed by the space o£E xv'^°- dayes af ter any of the said ffestes, 
That then it shall be lefull to the said Sir Rice or his eyres and assignis to 
distrayne and if no distresse be ther fownd that then in to the premissis to 
reenter, and the said Phelipe and Anne his wiffe ther eyres and assignis to 



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expulsse and putt away anytliing comprised in this present indenture notwith- 

stonding, Provided allwais that the said P. M. and A. his wiffe ther heyres and 

assignis ffrom tyme to tyme during the terme or yeres above mencionyd at ther 

proper costes and chargis shall repayr mentayne sustayne and uphold the said 

close or parke as well in hedgis as dichis and att the end of the said terme 

the same to leve sufl&ciently repayrid in all the premissis. In wittnes wherof the 

said partes euerich to othir interchangeably have putto ther signe and sealis the 

[day] and yere above mencionid. 

Res Manxell'. 
Seal gone. 

Endorsed — ' Phelipe Manxell pro Lobthornis close.' 

The letters A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. cut across at top of the indenture. 



MCCCXCIV. 

Memorandum of an acquittance by Sir John Williams, Knt., Treasurer of 
the Court of Augmentations of Crown Revenue, to Sir Rice Maunxell, Knt., 
for £373 Is. 8d., in part payment of £678 Is. 6d. purchase money of the 
manor or lordship of Hawoode y Porth, otherwise called Havod-y-Porth, 
county Glamorgan ; the manor of Kenfig with the Q-range of Llanlegbleth 
and lands and tenements in Trissente, in the parish of Margam, the manor of 
Thegiste ; the Mills called St. Michelles Myllnes ; Horgroo Gtrange, etc, 
all being parcel of the possessions of the late dissolved Monastery of Margam. 

Signed, sealed, and dated 6th August. 38 Hen. viii. 1546. 

Endorsed with memorandum of enrolment in the said Court. 4th March. 
1 Edward vi. 1547. 

[Margam Charter.] 



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MCOCXCV. 
CKOWN SALE TO SIR RICE MAUNXELL, KNT., OP THE 
MANORS OF HAVODE Y PORTHE, KENFYaE, AND 
TETHEGISTOO; LLANVEOELLITH ORANGE ; AND LANDS 
IN TRISSENT, MARGAM, AND HORGROO, Etc. 

[Margam Charter.] 

28 AuG. 38 Hen. VIII. 1546. 

Henricus octavus Dei gracia Anglie, etc, Rex fidei defensor et in terra 
ecclesie, etc, eaput omnibus ad quos presentes littere pervenerint salutem, 

Sciatis quod nos pro summa sexcentarum septuaginta octo librarum et octo- 
decim denariorum legalis monete Anglie ad manus thesaurarii nostri curie 
nostre augmentacionum reveuoionum corone nostre ad usum nostrum per Riceum 
Maunxell militem soluta unde fatemur nos plenarie fore satisfactos et persolutos 
eundemque Riceum heredes executores et administratores suos inde acquietatos 
et exoneratos esse per presentes de gracia nostra speciali ac ex certa sciencia et 
mero motu nostris dedimus et concessimus ac per presentes damus et concedimus 
prefato Riceo Maunxell' totum illud dominium et manerium de Hawode y 
PoRTHE alias dictum Havode y Porth et totum illud manerium nostrum de 
Kenfyge ac totum illud manerium nostrum de Tethegistoo cum omnibus 
et singulis eorum juribus membris et pertinenciis uuiversis in comitatu nostro 
G-lamorgan' nuper monasterio de Margam in eodem comitatu nostro 
Glamorgan' modo dissoluto dudum spectans et pertinens ac parcellam posses- 
sionum inde nuper existentem, ac eciam totum illud molendinum nostrum 
vocatum Seynt Mychaelles Mille cum pertinenciis in parochia de Margam 
in dicto comitatu Gtlamorgan' eidem nuper monasterio dudum spectans 
et pertinens et totam illam grangiam nostram de Llanvegellith cum perti- 
nenciis universis modo vel nuper in teuura predicti Ricei Maunxell' scituatam 
et existentem in parochia de Margam predicta in dicto comitatu nostro G-lamor- 
GAN dicto nuper monasterio de Margam dudum spectantem et pertinentem ac 



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parcellam possessionem inde nuper existentem . Ac eciam omnes illas tres 
parcellas terre et bosci nostras vocatas Crikewodde ac qiiatuor alias parcellas 
terre et bosci nostras continentes in toto per estimacionem triginta acras in 
Hawoode y Porth . Kenfige . Llanvegellith . Trissent et Margam seu 
in earum aliqua vel aliquibus in dicto comitatu nostro G-lamorgan dicto nuper 
monasterio de Margam dudum spectantes et pertinentes . Necnon totam illam 
grangiam firmam et cenementum nostra de Horgroo cum pertinenciis in parochia 
de Tethegisto in dicto comitatu nostro Gtlamorgan dicto nuper monasterio de 
Margam dudum spectantia et pertinentia ac parcella[s] possessionum inde nuper 
existentia . Ae eciam omnia et singula mesuagia domos edifioia horrea stabula 
columbaria stagna vivaria ortos pomaria gaidina terras tenementa molendina 
tofta cotagia prata pascuas pasturas communias vasta jampna brueras mariscos 
aquas piscarias boscos subboscos redditus reversiones servicia curias letas visus 
franci plegii feodi firmas annuitates feoda militum wardas maritagia escaetas 
relevia herietta fines amerciamenta eatalla waviata extrahuras liberas warrennas 
ac omnia et singula alia jura jurisdictiones franchesias libertates privilegia 
proficua commoditates emolumenta et hereditamenta nostra quecunque cum suis 
pertinenciis universis scituata jacentia et existencia in Hawoode y Porth . Ken- 
FiGE . Llanvegellith . Trissent . Margam et Tithegistoo in dicto comitatu 
nostro GrLAMORGANCiE ac alibi ubicunque in eodem comitatu nostro Gtlamorgan- 
ciE dictis maneriis de Hawoode y Porth . Kenfige et Tithegistoo ac dictis 
grangiis firmis et tenementis de Llanvegellith et Horgroo ac dicto 
molendino vocato Seynt Mighelles Mjlle seu alicui eorundem maneriorum 
grangiarum et molendini quoquo modo spectantia vel pertinencia aut ut membra 
vel parcella[s] eorundem maneriorum grangiarum et molendini seu eorum alicujus 
antehac habita cognita accepta usitata seu reputata existencia. Necnon omnia 
et singula alia mesuagia grangias molendina terras tenementa prata pascuas 
pasturas communias vasta jampna brueras mariscos boscos subboscos redditus 
reversiones servitia curias letas visus franci plegii ac omnia alia proficua 



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commoditates emolumenta et liereditamenta nostra quecunque cum pertinenciis in 
Hawode y Porth . Llanvegellith . Trissent et Kenfige predictis dicto nuper 
monasterio de Margam quoquo modo spectancia vel pertinencia aut ut par- 
cella[s] possessionum seu revencionum ejusdem nuper monasterii ante hac habita 
cognita accepta usitata seu reputata existencia . Ac eciam omnes et omnimodos 
boscos subboscos et arbores nostros quoscumque de in et super omnibus et singulis 
premissis crescentes et existentes ac solum et fundum eonmdem boscorum 
subboscorum et arborum . Ac reversiones quascumque omnium et singularum 
premissorum superius expressorum et specificatorum cum pertinenoiis et cujuslibet 
inde parcelle . Necnon redditus et annualia proficua quecumque reservata super 
quibuscumque dimissionibus et concessionibus de premissis et de qualibet inde 
parcella quoquo modo facta : Adeo plene libere et integre prout ultimus abbas 
dicti nuper monasterii aut aliquis vel aliqui predecessorum suorum in jure 
nuper monasterii illius aut aliquis alius sive aliqui alii predicta maneria ac 
cetera premissa aut aliquam inde parcellam antehac habentes possidentes sive 
gaudentes uuquam habuerunt tenuerunt vel gavisi fuerunt habuit tenuit vel 
gavisus f uit seu habere tenere vel gaudere debuerunt aut debuit : Et adeo plene 
libere et integre ao in tam amplis modo et forma prout ea omnia et singula ad 
manus nostras racione vel pretextu cujusdam actus de quibusdam monasteriis 
abbatiis prioratibus et domibus religiosis dissolvendis in parliamento nostro in 
anno regni nostri vicesimo septimo apud Westmonasterium tento editi et provisi, 
aut ratione vel pretextu alicujus carte doni concessionis vel confirmacionis aut 
aliquarum cartarum donorum seu concessionum per aliquem seu per aliquos ante- 
hac de premissis seu de aliqua inde parcella nobis quoquo modo factarum aut 
aliquo aUo modo jure seu titulo quocumque devenerunt seu devenire debuerunt 
ac in manibus nostris jam existunt seu existere debent vel deberent. 

Et alterius de ampliori gracia nostra damus et per presentes concedimus pref ato 
EiiCEO Maunxell' infra predicta maneria grangias mesuagia terras tenementa 
ac cetera premissa et in qualibet inde parcella tot tanta talia eadem hujusmodi et 



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consimilia curias letas visus frauoi plegii ac omnia ad visus franoi plegii per- 
tinencia ac assisam et assaiam panis vini et cervisie neonon catalla waviata 
extrahuras oatalla felonum et fugitivorum liberas warrennas ac omnia alia jura 
jurisdictiones franchesias Kbertates privilegia proficua commoditates emolumenta 
et hereditamenta quecumque quot quanta qualia et que ac adeo plene libere et 
integre prout ultimus abbas dicti nuper monasterii aut aliquis vel aliqui prede- 
cessorum suorum in jure nuper monasterii illius aut aliquis alius sive aliqui alii 
unquam habuerunt tenuerunt vel gavisi fuerunt habuit tenuit vel gavisus fuit 
seu habere tenere vel gaudere debuerunt vel debuit in predictis maneriis grangiis 
mesuagiis terris et tenementis ac ceteris premissis aut in aliqua inde parcelia 
ratione vel pretextu alicujus carte doni concessionis vel confirmacionis aut 
aliquarum litterarum patentium per nos seu per aliquem progenitorum nostrorum 
Eegum Anglie quoquo modo factarum vel concessarum seu confirmatarum aut 
ratione vel pretextu alicujus prescriptionis usus seu consuetudinis antehac habite 
seu usitate vel aliter quocumque modo. 

Quod quidem manerium de Hawode y Porth et cetera premissa in Hawode 
Y PoRTH predicta modo extenduntur ad clarum annuum valorem undecim 
librarum undecim solidorum et undecim denariorum . Et quod quidem manerium 
de Kenfige et cetera premissaiu Kenfige predicta modo extenduntur ad clarum 
annuum valorem quinque librarum novem-decim solidorum et sex denariorum . Et 
quod quidem molendinum vocatum Seynt Michells Mylle modo extenditur ad 
clarum annuum valorem quadraginta solidorum . Et que quidem grangia firma 
et tenementum de Llanvegellith et cetera premissa in Llanvegellith 
predicta modo extenduntur ad clarum annuum valorem tresdecim librarum 
novem solidorum et quatuor denariorum . Et que quidem terre et tenementa et 
cetera premissa in Trissent predicta modo extenduntur ad clarum annuum 
valorem quatuor librarum undecim solidorum et undecim denarium . Et quod 
quidem manerium de Tethegistoo modo extenditur ad clarum annuum valorem 
quinquaginta quinque solidorum trium denariorum et unius obuli . Et que 
quidem grangia firma et tenementum de Horgroo et cetera premissa eidem 



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gra[n]gie firme et tenemento spectancia et pertinencia modo extenduntrir ad 
clarum anniium valorem quadragiuta solidorum. Exceptis tamen semper et 
nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris omnino reservatis omnibus advocacionibus 
et juribus patronatuum ac aliis ecclesiasticis promocionibus dictis maneriis ae 
ceteris premissis seu eorum alicui quoquo modo spectantibus vel pertinentibus. 

Habendum tenendum et gaudendum predicta maneria mesuagia grangias 
molendina terras tenementa prata pascuas pasturas communias boscos subboscos 
redditus reversiones servicia curias letas visus franci plegii catalla waviata extra- 
huras liberas warrennas ac cetera omnia et singula premissa cam pertinenciis 
prefato E.iceo Maunxell' heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum. 

Tenendum de nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris in capite per servicium 
quadragesime partis unius feodi militis, ac reddendo annuatim nobis heredibus et 
successoribus nostris de et pro predicto manerio de Hawode y Porthe et ceteris 
premissis in Hawode y Porthe predicta viginti tres soKdos duos denarios et 
unum obulum . Et de et pro predicto manerio de Kenfyge et ceteris premissis in 
Kenfyge predicta duodecim sohdos, ac de et pro predicto molendino vocato Seynt 
MiGHELLES Mille quatuor solidos . Et de et pro predictis grangia firma et tene- 
mento de Llanvegellith et ceteris premissis in Llanvegellith predicta viginti 
et septem solidos, ac de et pro predictis terris et tenementis ac ceteris premissis in 
Trissent predicta novem soUdos duos denarios et unum obulum . Et de et pro 
predicto manerio de Tethegistoo eum pertinenciis quinque solidos sex denarios 
et unum obulum . Et de et pro predictis grangia firma et tenemento in Horgroo 
et ceteris premissis eidem grangie spectantibus et pertinentibus quatuor solidos 
legalis monete Anglie ad dictam curiam nostram augmentacionum revencionum 
corone nostre ad festum Sancti Miohaelis archangeli singulis annis solvendos 
pro omnibus redditibus serviciis et demandis quibuscumque proinde nobis heredi- 
bus vel successoribus uostris qiioquo modo reddendis solvendis vel faciendis. 

Et ulterius de ampliori gracia nostra damus et per presentes concedimus 
prefato EiICEO Maunxell omnia exitus redditus revenciones et proficua predic- 



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torum maneriorum mesuagiorum grangiarum molendinorum terrarum tenemen- 
torum et ceterorum omnium et singulorum premissorum superius expressorum et 
specificatorum cum pertinenciis a festo annunciationis beate Marie virginis 
ultimo preterito hucusque proveniencia sive crescencia. 

Habendum eidem Riceo Maunxell' ex dono nostro absque compoto seu aliquo 
alio proinde nobis heredibus vel successoribus nostris quoquo modo reddendo 
solvendo vel faciendo. 

Et insuper de ampliori gracia nostra volumus ac pro nobis heredibus et succes- 
soribus nostris per presentes concedimus prefato Riceo Maunxell' heredibus et 
assignatis suis quod nos heredes et successores nostri imperpetuum annuatim et de 
terapore in tempus exonerabimus acquietabimus et indempnes conservabimus tam 
predictum Riceum Maunxell' heredes et assignatos suos quam predicta maneria 
mesuagia grangias molendina terras tenementa et cetera premissa et quamlibet 
inde parcellam versus nos heredes et successores nostros et versus quascumque 
alias personas de omnibus et omnimodis corrodiis redditibus feodis annuitatibus 
oneribus et denariorum summis quibuscumque de premissis seu eorum aliquo 
exeuntibus seu solvendis vel superinde oneratis seu onerandis preterquam de 
servicio et redditibus superius per presentes nobis heredibus et successoribus 
nostris ut prefertur reservatis, ac preterquam de dimissionibus et concessionibus 
pro termino vite vel annorum de premissis seu de aliqua inde parcella quoquo 
modo factis super quibus antiqus (sic) redditus vel plus reservatur, ac preterquam 
de quadraginta solidis annuatim pro feodo ballivi et collectoris reddituum dicti 
manerii de Hawode y Porthe . Et preterquam de sexaginta sex soHdis et octo 
denariis annuatim solvendis pro feodo senescalli ejusdem manerii, ac preterquam 
de viginti sex sohdis et octo denariis annuatim pro feodo clerici curie dicti 
manerii de Hawoode y Porthe . Et preterquam de tribus soKdis et quatuor 
denariis annuatim pro feodo ballivi manerii de Kenfigge predicta . Et preter- 
quam de tribus solidis et quatuor denariis annuatim pro feodo collectoris redditus 
dicti manerii de Tethegistoo . Ac preterquam de hujusmodi oneribus, conven- 

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cionibus concessionibus et condicionibus que firmarii premissorum exonerare et 
solvere tenentur. 

Volentes enim et per presentes firmiter injungendo preeipientes tam cancellario 
et consilio nostro dicte curie nostre augmentacionum revencionum corone nostre 
quam omnibus receptoribus auditoribus et aliis officiariis et ministris nostris 
heredum et successorum nostrorum quibuscumque pro tempore existentibus quod 
ipsi et eorum quilibet super solam demonstracionem harum litterarum nostrarum 
patencium vel irrotulamentum earundem absque aliquo alio brevi seu warranto a 
nobis heredibus vel successoribus nostris quoquo modo impetrando seu prosequendo 
plenam integram debitamque allocacionem defalcacionem et exoneracionem mani- 
festam de omnibus et omnimodis hujusmodi corrodiis redditibus feodis annuitatibus 
et denariorum summis de premissis ut prefertur exeuntibus seu solvendis vel 
superinde oneratis seu onerandis (exceptis preexceptis) prefato Riceo Maunxell 
heredibus et assignatis suis facient et de tempore in tempus fieri causabunt. 

Et hec littere nostre patentes erunt vel irrotulamentum earundem erit annuatim 
et de tempore in tempus tam dictis cancellario et consilio nostro dicte curie nostre 
augmentacionum revencionum corone nostre quam omnibus receptoribus audi- 
toribus et aliis officiariis et ministris nostris heredum et successorum nostrorum 
quibusoumque pro tempore existentibus sufficiens warrantum et exoneracio in 
hac parte. 

Volumus eciam et per presentes concedimus prefato Riceo Maunxell quod 
habeat et habebit has litteras nostras patentes sub magno sigillo nostro Anglie 
debito modo factas et sigillatas absque fine seu feodo magno vel parvo nobis in 
hanaperio nostro seu alibi ad usum nostrum proinde quoquo modo reddendo 
solvendo vel faciendo. 

Eo quod expressa mencio de vero valore annuo aut de certitudine premissorum 
sive eorum alicujus aut de aliis donis sive concessionibus per nos vel per aliquem 
progenitorum nostrorum eidem Eiceo Maunxell' ante hec tempora factis in 
presentibus minime faeta existit, aut aliquo statuto actu ordinacione provisione 



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sive restriccione inde incontrarium f acto edito seu proviso aut aliqua alia re causa 

vel materia quacumque in aliquo non obstante. 

In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me 

ipso apud Hampton Courte vicesimo octavo die Augusti anno regni nostri 

tricesimo octavo. 

Per ipsum Regem virtute commissionis Regie. 

Irrotulatur eoram Edwardo Gostwyke auditore. 

Third type of great seal of Henry viii., green wax, indistinct, green and 

white silk strands. 

MCCCXCVI. 

BOND BY LODOWICUS RICE, VICAE, OF ST. MARY-ON-THE-HILL, 
AND OTHERS, TO JOHN SEE, TO PERFORM COVENANTS 
CONCERNING THE VICARAGE OF ST. MARY. 

[Margam Charter.] 

3 OcT. 38 Hen. VIII. 1546. 

Noverint universi per presentes uos Lodowicum Rice vicarium perpetuum de 
Seint Marie Supra Montem in comitatu Glamorgancie clericum . Jevanum 
Says et RoBERTUM RiCE ville de Cowbridge in comitatu predicto burgenses teneri 
et firmiter obiigari Johanni See de Comsburi in eomitatu Somerset' yeman in 
decim Kbris sterlingorum bone et legalis monete Anglie solvendis eidem 
Johanni executoribus vel assignatis suis ad quam quidem soluciouem bene et 
ffideliter faciendam obligamus nos et quemlibet nostrum per se pro toto et in 
solidum heredes et executores nostros per presentes sigillis nostris sigillatas. 

Datum tercio die Octobris anno regni Henrici octavi Dei gracia etc. Regis 
fiidei defensoris et in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice supremi capitis 
tricesimo octavo. 

The condic'on off this obligac'on ys suche that ifp the above bownden ser 
Llewis Rice do kepe observe and perfourme or cawse to be kepte observid and 



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perfourmed all' and singuler convenaunttes grauntes premisses and articles com- 
prised specified and declared in a payre off indentures bering' the date above 
written off for and concerning the fferme off the vicarage off Saint Mares on 
THE Hill' as more playnly apperithe by the seide indentures that then this 
above -written obligac'on to be voide other wise to stonde in his ffull vertue and 
effecte. 

Three small signets, red wax. 1. Pegasus, springing, to the left, from a gem. 
2. The same. 3. A stag tripping. 



MCCCXCVII. 

THE BILL OF COMPLAINT OF HOSKYN DERE AND OTHERS, 
TENANTS OF THE LORDSHIP OF OLAMORaAN AND 
MORGANNOCK, VERSUS SIR RICE MANSELL, KNT., AND 
JOHN MATHEW. 

[Memoranda . Olamorgan. Star Chamber Proceedings, Hen. VIIL, 

VoL. 16, F. 73.] Tem. Hen. VIII. 

To the King our soveraigne Lord. 

In most himible and piteous wise complayning shewith unto youi- excellent 
highnes your faithfull subgiettes and daily oratours Hoskyn Dere . John 

StEPHTN . WlLLIAM EdWARDES . WlLLIAM ShERYF . JoHN DeRE and ROBERT 

Hyet tenaimtes and inhabitauntes of your lordship of Glamorgan and Mor- 
GANNOK in the marches of Wales as well for theym seLffes as for and in the 
names of aU other the tenauntes and inhabitauntes of the said lordship . That 
where your said tenauntes and inhabitaimtes and all other their predecessours 
tenauntes and inhabitauntes of the same lordship alwaies heretofore wherof 
mannes mynde is not to the contrary have used to have occupy and enjoie 



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peasibly and quietly their severall fermes tenures and holdinges lying and being 
within the maner of Bovierton within the said lordship of Gtlamorgan and 
MoRGANNOK thoy paying the auncient rentes due and accustomed to be paide for 
their saide severall holdinges, withoute lett expulsion vexacion or distourbaunce 
of any person or persons until nowe of late that variance sute and controversy is 
risen and growed between Sir Rice Mauncell knight of the one partie and 
JoHN Mathew gentilman of thoder partie, of for and concerning the right title 
and interest of the said maner and as yet not discussed nor determyned, to the 
grete trouble losse and unquyetnes of your said orators, by reason that your said 
orators ar driven and like to be compelled to bere and pay for their said severall 
holdinges so grete somes of money for their fynes and incomes into the pre- 
mysses and also to raise and enhaunce the yerely rentes for the same at suche 
exceding prices that your said orators be not ne can be able to bere and pay the 
same, but must of necessite be driven to leave and forsake the same to their utter 
empoverysshing and undoing in this worlde for ever, onles your most gracious 
favor and socour to theym the rather be shewid in this behalf . In tender con- 
sideracion wherof it may please your highnes of your most noble and habundant 
goodnes and charite to provide and comaunde that the said tenauntes and 
inhabitauntes and every of theym immediatly after the said sute and variance be 
fully discussed and determyned betwene the said parties may be peasibly and 
quyetly suffred to have and enjoie their severall holdinges for the auncient 
rentes due and accustomed for the same witoute any further imposicion or 
taxacion to be sett or assessed upon theym or any of theym for the same or any 
parcell therof and witoute any f urther sute or compleynt herafter to be made 
for their remedy in this behalf . And your said orators shall daily pray to Grod 
for the prosperous preservation of your most noble and Roiall astate long to 
endure. 

Endorsed — ' Glamorgan tenants.' 



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MCCCXCYIII. 

RELEASE BY JOHN THOMAS AP HOELL OF LLANTWIT 
TO JEVAN AP JEVAN AP MADOC OF BETTUS OF A 
TENEMENT CALLED TIEE NANT Y KRYNWYTH IN 

LLANGONOID. 

[Margam Charter.] 

17 Feb. 1 Edw. VI. 1547. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Johannes 
Thomas ap HoELL de Lantwyte in comitatu Q-lamorgancie generosus salutem 
in domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis me prefEatum Johannem pro xxxi. libris sex solidis oetoque denariis 
sterlingorum mihi per Jevanum ap Jeuan ap Madoc parochie de Bettus in 
comitatu predicto yoman' in manibus solutis remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me 
et heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse preffato Jevano heredibus et 
assignatis suis totum jus meum titulum clameum demaundam seu interesse que 
unquam habui habeo seu quovismodo inffuturum habere potero de et in uno 
tenemento terre cum omnibus illis pratis pasturis boscis subboscis vastis et suis 
pertinentiis quod vulgariter vocatur Tire Nant y Krynwyth quod situatur et 
jacet inter terras domini regis que vocatur Maes teele ex parte orientali et 
unum tenementum terre quod vocatur Y Thryssioc ex parte occidentali et inSra 
parochiam de Langonwyd in comitatu predicto prout quondam fuit in manibus 
Willelmi Veghan Thomas ap Hoell . Ita videlioet quod nec ego prefPatus 
Johannes nec heredes mei nec aliquis alius per nos pro nobis seu nomine nostro 
aliquod jus titulum clameum demaundam seu interesse de et in predicto tenemento 
terre cum omnibus pratis pasturis boscis subboscis vastis et suis pertinentiis neque 
in aliqua parcella eorundem decetero exigere clamare seu vendicare poterimus 
nec debemus quovismodo infEuturum sed ab omni actione juris tituli clamei 
demaunde seu interesse sumus inde totaliter exclusi imperpetuum per presentes . 
In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. 



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Datum xvi.j™"- die Februarij auno Regni Edwardi Sexti Dei gratia Anglie 
Frauncir et HiBERNiE Eegis fidei deffensoris ac in terra ecclesie Anglicane et 
HiBERNiCE supremi capitis primo. 

Endorsed — ' Sigillatum et deliberatum est hoc presens scriptum in presencia 
Jevani ap Phelype . Hopkyni ap Jeuan ap Hoell ap Hopkyn . LFen ap 
GVm Morgan , Johannis Gwyn ap Hoell ap John . et HuUyn' John' 
Thomas ap Hopkyn . cum multis aliis.' 

Small seal, red wax : a double-headed eagle displayed. 

MCCCXCIX. 

ENKOLMENT OF THE CHARTERS OF HENRY EARL OF 
WORCESTER SO FAR AS RELATES TO THE ABBEY OF 
MARGAM AND THE PRIORY OF EWENNY. 

[P. R. 0.] 

10 March. 1 Edw. VI. 1547. 
Edwardus sextus Dei gratia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Rex fidei 
defensor et in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice supremum caput omnibus 
ad quos presentes litere pervenerint salutem. Inspeximus inter recorda et 
irrotulamenta curie augmentaoionum et revencionum coronse nostrse quoddam^ 
decretum per cancellarium et generales supervisores ejusdem curie factum in 
hsec verba : ' Memoraudum quod termino Sancti Hilarii videlicet decimo die 
Februarii anno regni Domini Edwardi sexti Dei gratia Anglie Francie et 
Hibernice Regis fidei defensoris ac in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice 
supremi capitis primo Henricus comes Wigornie venit in curiam augmenta- 
tionum et revencionum corone regie et protulit ibidem quoddam scriptum 
subsequens et petiit illud allocari et irrotulari cujus quidem scripti tenor sequitur 
et irrotulatur in hec verba : — ' 



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Inspeximus etiam inter recorda predicta quoddam aliud decretum per dictum 
cancellarium et generales supervisores f actum in hec verba : ' Memorandum 
quod termino Sancti Hillarii videlicet decimo die Februarii anno regni Domini 
Edwardi sexti Dei gratia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regis fidei defensoris 
et in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice supremi capitis primo Henricus 
comes WiGORNiE venit in curia augmentacionum et revencionum corone regie 
et protulit ibidem quoddam scriptum subsequens et petiit illud allocari et 
irrotulaii cujus quidem scripti tenor sequitur et irrotulatui' in hec verba : — ' 

' Omnibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Johannes abbas monasterii 
beate Marie virginis de Margam et ejusdem loci conventus pro bono auxilio 
consilio et benevolencia nobihs viri Henrici comitis Wigornie versus nos pro 
utilitate nostra et monasterii nostri predicti f actis habitis impetratis et imposterum 
habendis fiendis et perpetrandis dedisse et concessisse prefato comiti quoddam 
feodum sive annualem redditum quinque marcarum sterlingorum exeuncium 
de et in terris et tenementis nostris in comitatibus Qlamorgan et Morgan . 
habendum gaudendum et percipiendum predictum feodum sive annualem 
redditum prefato comiti annuatim pro termino vite sue ad festum Saucti 
Michaelis archangeli solvendum. Et si oontingat dictum feodum sive 
annualem redditum a retro fore post festum predictum quo solvi debeat tunc 
bene lioebit prefato comiti et assignatis suis in predicta terra et tenementis 
intrare et distringere et districciones ibidem captas asportare effugare et abducere 
et eas retinere quousque idem comes de predictis feodo et arreragiis ejusdem si 
quee fuerint plenarie fuerit satisfactus et persolutus. In cujus rei testimonium 
huic presenti scripto sigillum nostrum commune sive conventuale apposuimus. 

Datum in domo nostro capitulari vicesimo quarto die Maii anno regni Regis 
Henrici octavi decimo octavo. [A.D. 1526.] 



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Inspeximus eciam inter recorda predicta quoddam aliud decretum per dictum 
cancellarium et generales supervisores f actum in hec verba : — ' Memorandum 
quod termino Sancti Hillarii videlicet decimo die Februarii anno regni domini 
Edwardi sexti Dei gratia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Eegis fidei defensoris 
ac in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice supremi oapitis primo [A.D, 1547.] 
Henricus comes Wigornie venit in ouria augmentacionum et revencionum 
corone regie et protulit ibidem quoddam scriptum subsequens et petiit illud 
allocari et irrotulari ; cujus quidem scripti tenor sequitur et irrotulatur in 
hsec verba : — 

' Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Willelmus 
permissione divina abbas monasterii Sancti Petri Gloucestrensis et ejusdem 
loci conventus salutem in domino sempiternam. Sciatis nos prefatos abbatem 
et conventum unanimi consensu et assensu nostris dedisse et concessisse 
et per presentes dare et concedere prenobili ac illustri domino domino 
Henrico comiti Wiqornie officium senesoalli sive senescalcie omnium 
curiarum omnium dominiorum et tenementorum prioratus nostri de Ewenny infra 
dominiiun de Wigmore in ducatu Lancastrie : habendum occupandum et 
exercendum dictum officium per se vel per sufficientem deputatum suum sive 
deputatos suos sufficientes ad terminum vite sue : percipiendo annuatim in et pro 
exercitio officii predicti viginti solidos legalis monete Anglie annuatim ad festa 
annunciationis beatse Marie virginis et Sancti Michaelis arohangeli per 
equales portiones per manus prioris nostri de Ewenny predicti pro tempore 
existentis unacum omnibus aliis proficuis commoditatibus et advantagiis 
eidem officio quoquo modo debitis et consuetis ; ac eciam pro bono 
auxilio et opitulamine prefati prenobilis comitis nobis et prioratui nostro 
predicto impensis et impendendis alios viginti solidos legalis monete 
Anglie annuatim ad festa predicta equaliter durante vita sua per manus dioti 
prioris nostri pro tempore existentis. Et si contingat dictos quadraginta solidos 
in parte vel in toto a retro fore non solutos per unum mensem post aliquod 

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festum festorum predictorum quo solvi debeant quod extune bene licebit prefato 
prenobili comiti vel assignatis suis in omnibus maneriis terris et tenementis 
prioratus nostri predicti intrare et distringere districcionesque sio inde captas 
asportare abducere et effugare ac penes se retinere quousque de predictis quad- 
raginta solidis cum arreragiis si que fuerint ei plenarie sit satisfactum et 
persolutum. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum commune huic presenti 
scripto nostro apposuimus. 

Datum in domo nostro eapitulari Gtlqucestrie decimo die mensis Decembris 
anno regni Regis Henrici octavi vicesimo primo.' [A.D. 1529.] 

Et Quia per debitam examinacionem in hac parte factam et habitam videtur 
curie predicte scriptum predictum factum et sigillatum fuisse bona fide et absque 
covina fraude seu dolo ideo scriptum illud per cancellarium et generales 
supervisores curie predicte allocatur. Et ordinatum et decretum est per eosdem 
cancellarium et generales supervisores quod predictus comes Wigorni-^ habebit 
et gaudebit dictum offieium senescalli et dicljam annuitatem sive annualem 
redditum viginti solidorum pro exercitio inde ac dictam aliam annuitatem viginti 
solidorum juxta vim formam et effectum scripti predicti solvendorum per manus 
receptorum balHvorum vel firmariorum maneriorum terrarum et tenementorum 
quse f uerunt prioris de Ewenny predicti vel per manus receptoris revencionum et 
augmentacionum corone regie in partibus Walli^ et marchiis ejusdem ad dicta 
festa annunciationis beatse Mari^ virginis et Sancti Michaelis archangeli per 
equales portiones unacum tanto de arreragiis inde quantum a tempore dissolu- 
cionis nuper monasterii Saucti Petri Gloucestrensis predicti adhuc debitum et 
insolutum existit. Proviso semper quod si imposterum debito modo probatum 
fuerit coram cancellario et generalibus supervisoribus curie predicte pro tempore 
existentibus quod predictum scriptum allocari non debeat quod tunc et deinceps 
hoc presens decretum vacuum sit ac pro nullo habeatur aliquo in presentibus 
expresso iu contrarium inde non obstante. Nos autem tenorem decretorum 
predictorum duximus exemplificandum per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium 



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has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste Edwardo Northe milite apud 
"Westmonasterium decimo die Martii anno regni nostri primo. Duke. 

In-otulata ex parte Edwardi Gostwick auditoris viz., 23 die Marcii anno 
regni Eegis Edwardi sexti primo per Edwardum G-gstwyk auditorem. 

(1) Excheqiier Augmentation Office, Miscellaneous Book 105. Decrees of Orders. 



MCCCO. 
QUIT-CLAIM OF THE MOIETY OF TWO TENEMENTS IN THE 
LORDSHIP OF NEATH-CITEA BY HOWELL AP DAVID 
AP JEUAN LLOYD TO WILLIAM HIS SON. 

[G. G. F.] 

7 May. 1 Edw. VI. 1547. 

Omnibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Howell ap David ap Jeuan 
Lloyd salutem in domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis me prefatum Howell remississe relaxasse et omnino pro me et 
heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse Willelmo ap Howell filio meo 
in sua plena et pacifica possessione existenti heredibus et assignatis suis imper- 
petuum totum jus meum titulum clameum demandam et interesse que unquam 
habui habeo seu quovismodo in futuro habere potero vel poterint heredes mei de 
et in dimidietate duorum tenementorum cum omnibus suis pertinentiis quorum 
unum vocatur Bedesgob et alter vocatur Pant-y-Tolc jacentium et existentium 
in parochia Sancti Iltuti et dominio de Neth citra in comitatu Gtlamorgancie. 
Ita vero quod nec ego predictus Howell nec heredes mei neque aliquis alius per 
nos pro nobis seu nomine nostro aliquod jus titulum clameum demandam seu 
interesse de et in predicta dimidietate duorum tenementorum cum omnibus suis 
pertinentiis neque in aliqua inde parcella eorundera decetero clamare vel vendi- 
care poterimus nec debemus quovismodo in futuro sed ab omni actione juris tituli 
clamei demande et interesse inde sumus penitus exclusi imperpetuum per presentes. 



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Et ego vero predictus Howell et herede» mei predictam dimidietatem duorum 
tenementorum cum suis pertinentiis prefato "Willelmo heredibus et assignatis 
suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus. In cujus 
rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus . 
JoHANNE ap Jeuan ap Jenkin rectore de Neth . Moroan Lloyd . Johanne 
ap Jevan ap David ap Howell . David Howell Lisson . Jankin David . et 
multis aliis. 

Datum apud Neth septimo die Maii anno regni Edwardi sexti Dei gratia 
Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regis fidei defensoris ac in ten-a ecclesie 
Anglicane et Hibernice supremi capitis primo. 

Seal gone. 

MCCCCI. 

EXTEACT OF COUET-EOLL OF THE MANOE OF HAVVOD- 
POETH, WHEUEBY EECE AP JEUAN EICE IS ADMITTED 
TENANT TO A TENEMENT CALLED BLAEN KYNNAYEON 
FOE THEEE LIVES : SIE EES MANXELL, KNIGHT, BEING 
LOED OF THE MANOE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

12 May. 1 Euw. VL 1547. 

Hauuod Porthe . Curie Eesei Manxell miles dominus manerii predicti 
ibidem tenta xu"- die Maii anno Eegni Edwardi sexti Dei graeia Anglie 
Francie et Hibernie Eegis fldei defensoris et in terra ecclesie Anglie et 
HiBERNiE supremi capitis primo coram Thoma Appowell tunc ibidem senescallo. 

Ad hanc Curiam venit Eece ap Jeuan Eice et cepit de dieto domino per 
manus senescaUi predicti uiium tenementum vocatum Blaen Kynnayron nuper 
in manibus Thomb Llewelin prout ibidem Jace a loco vocato y gill Eyd sicut 
aqua desendit vsque ad lapidem qui Jacet Juxta angullo clausuraB Jeuan David 



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ap Mes et a lapide predicto sicut ffossatum vocatum Ffos Vroynog ducit ad 
angulo fEoueam prati vocati Q-wen Llwyd et ab illo loco sicut foueam 
ducit ad viam que ducit a Ryd Llechoes ad Margan et a viam redictam . 
Subtus ouilium Richard Thoms ad riuulum vocatum Kynnayron et 
siout Kynnayron ducit ad Kill Ryd predictum. Habendum et tenendum 
predictum tenementum ut predictum est prefato Riceo ap Jeuan Rice , 
Katrine verch Jeuan et Johanne ap Ryce filius Eorundem ad terminum et 
per terminum vite eorum et alterius eorum diucius viuenti suocessive Redendo 
inde annatim prefato domino heredibus et assignatis suis trium solidorum et sex 
denariorum soluendum ad duos anni terminos ibidem vsualis videlicet ad festum 
Philippe et Jacobe et Sancti Michaelis arcangeli per equales porcionis . 
Sectam Curie et molendini et heriotum cum occiderit videlicet obtimum animall 
vel vs. ad placenciam dicti domini pro tempore existentis vnius diei aracione 
vnius die messione in tempore messis vnius die vectura aunatim ac etiam Reddit 
quilibet Eorum Successive Redditum terre vastue Sicut homagium taxabunt vel 
Senescallus pro tempore existens . Et quilibet Eorum dat domino pro ingressu 
post decessum eorum alterius u"*- caponis vel xud. ac etiam Reddid quilibet 
eorum annatim ad ffestum natiuitatis domini u"- caponis et predictus Rece dat 
domino pro primo ingressu liijs. iiurf. et sic admissus est tenens et fecit domino 
fidelitatem et habet seisinam . In cuius copia testimonium tam sigillum predicti 
senescalli quam sigillum dicti domini est appensa. 
Datum die et anno supradicto. 

(Signed) Res Manxell. 
[Endorsed] — Jeuan ap lieoe. 

Jonet verch Hoell. 

Rece ap John. 

A tenement mered in Havadporth mered vppon Morgan. 

The laaguage and gi-ammar of this deed are very inaccurate. 



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MCCCCII. 

FINE IN THE GEEAT SESSIONS AT CARDIFF, WHEREBY 
LLEWELYN DAVID AND HOPKIN LEISON RECOVEE, 
AOAINST THOMAS LEISON A MESSUAOE AND LANDS 
IN LANGONYD. 

[Margam Charter.] 

1 Edw. VI. 1547. 

Hec est finalis concordia facta in curia domini regis magne sessionis sue 
eomitatus Glamorgan' apud Cardiff in comitatu predicto die lune vice[simo] . . . 
Anglie Sooc:ie Francie et Hibernie regis fidei defensoris etc, primo coram 
Waltero Pye milite attornato domini regis curie sue wardorum et liberacionum 

fidelibus tunc ibidem presentibus, inter Llewelinum David et 

HoPKiNUM Leison querentes et Thomam Leison deforciantem de uno mesuagio 
uno gar[dino] ..... acris prati et quinquaginta acris pasture cum pertinentiis in 
Langonyu unde placitum conventionis summonitum fuit inter eos in eadem 

curia cum pertinentiis esse jus ipsius Llewelini ut illa que ijdem 

Llewelinus et Hopkinus habent de dono predicti Thome . Et illa remisit et 

quietumclam[avit] et heredibus ipsius Llewelini imperpetuum . Et 

postea idem Thomas concessit pro se et heredibus suis quod ipsi warantizabunt 

tenementa predicta cum pertinentiis prefa[tis] contra omnes homines 

imperpetuum . Et pro hac recognitione remissione quieta clamatione warantiza- 
tione fine et concordia ijdem Llewelinus et Hopkinus dederunt prefa[tis] 
sterlingorum. 

The writing of the deed is illegible in places. 



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MCCCCIII. 

aUIT-CLAIM BY JOHN AP HOEL TO SIR THOMAS STRADLYN& 

OF EIGHT IN LANDS NEAR THE BRIDGE OF EWENNY. 

[G. a. F.] 

9 May. 2 Edw. VI. 1548. 
Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Johannes ap 
HoEL de Mounton in comitatu Gtlamorgan generosus salutem in domino 
sempiternam. Noveritis me prefatum Johannem remisisse relaxasse et omnino 
pro me et heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse per presentes Thome 
Stradlyng militi in sua plena et pacifica possessione existenti heredibus et 
assignatis suis imperpetuum totum jus meum titulimi clameum demandam et 
interesse que unquam habui habeo seu quovismodo in futurum habere potero vel 
poterint heredes mei de et in una parcella terre cum omnibus suis pertinenciis 
prout jaeet per suas antiquas metas et bundas juxta pontem de Ewenny in 
dominio et parochia de Coytyf inter rivulum de Ewenny ex una parte et terras 
predicti Thome Stradlyng militis vocatis ' the Q-rete Feyrfelde ' ex altera 
parte habens terras Edwardi Carn militis ex uno latere vocatas ' the Lytle 
Feyrfelde ' et regiam viam vocatam ' the Porteway ' ex altero latere. Que 
quidem parcelia terre nuper fuit Christoferi Turbyll' armigeri. Ita videlicet 
qaod nec ego prefatus Johannes nec heredes mei neque aliquis alius per nos pro 
nobis seu nomine nostro ahquod jus titulum demandam seu interesse de aut in 
predieta parcella terre cum omnibus suis pertinenciis neque in aliqua inde parcella 
decetero clamare vel vendicare poterimus nec debemus quovismodo in futurum , 
Sed ab omni actione juris tituli clamei demande et interesse inde simus penitus 
exclusi imperpetuum per presentes. Et ego vero prefatus Johannes ap Hoel 
et heredes mei predictam parcellam terre cum omnibus suis pertinenciis predicto 
Thome Stradlyng militi heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes warantizabi- 
mus et imperpetuum defendemus. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto 
meo sigiUum meum apposui. 



1984 



Dat' ix"°- die mensis Maii anno regni Edwardi sexti Dei gratia Anglie 
Francie et HiBERNiE Regis fidei defensoris et in terra ecolesie Anglicane et 
HiBERNiCE supremi capitis secundo. 

Seal in red wax, initial letters ' R. H.' 

Endorsed — * Sigillatum et deliberatum est hoc presens scriptum in presencia 
Willelmi Harry . Hopkyn Thome Philippe . Willelmi Tyler et aliis.' 

Endorsed — ' Relaxacio Johannis ap Howell de parcella terre prope pontem 
Ewenny.' 

MCCCCIV. 

EXEMPLIFICATION OF THE RECORD OF A SUIT BY GILBERT 
JENKYN, MAROARET HIS WIFE, AND OTHERS, AGAINST 
JEUAN AP WILLIAM, AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE, FOR 
A MESSAUOE AND LANDS IN AVAN WALLIA, WHEREIN 
THE DEFENDANTS OAIN THE CAUSE. 

[Margam Charter.] 

22 Sept. 2 Edw. VI. 1548. 

Edwardus sextus Dei gratia Anglie Francie et Hibernie rex fidei defensor 
et in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice supremum caput omnibus ad quos 
presentes littere pervenerint salutem. 

Seiatis quod inter placita irrotulata apud Cardyff coram Johanne Pakyng- 
TON milito justiciario nostro magne sessionis nostre comitatus Glamorgancie ad 
magnam sessionem nostram ejusdem comitatus ibidem tentam die lune videlicet 
quarto die Julij anno regni nostri primo continetur sic : — 

Glamorgancia . scilicet . Gilbertus Jenkyn et Margareta uxor ejus . 
WiLLELMUs ap Jeuan ap GrwiLLiM et Joneta uxor ejus, et Grirro Morgan et 
Katerina uxor ejus, per Thomam Powell attornatum suum per breve domini 
Henrici nuper regis Anglie octavi patris domini regis nunc de quod eis 



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deforciat, protestando prosequi breve illud in forma et natura brevis domini 
Regis de ingressu super disseisinam in le . quibus ad communem legem secundum 
formam statuti Ruthlan' petunt versus Jeuanum ap William et Elizabetham 
uxorem ejus unum mesuagium centum aeras terre viginti acras prati viginti 
acras pasture decem acras bosci ut triginta acras jampnorum et bruere eum 
pertinentiis in Avan Wallia ut jus et hereditatem ipsarum Margarete 
Jenette et Katerine . et de quibus predicti Jeuanus et Elizabetha injuste 
et sine judicio disseisiverunt quendam Ricardum Lougher fratrem ipsarum 
Margabete Jeneite et Katerine . cujus heredes ipse sunt . infra triginta 
annos jam ultime elapsos . et unde dicunt quod predictus E-icardus fuit seisitus 
de tenementis predictis cum pertinentiis in dominico suo ut de feodo et jure 
tempore pacis tempore predicti nuper Regis capiendo inde explecias ad valenciam, 
etc. . Et de ipso Ricardo descendit jus, etc, istis Margarete Jenette et 
Katerine que uunc petunt simul, etc, ut sororibus et heredibus predicti 
RiCARDi, et de quibus, etG., et inde producunt sectam, etc . Et predicti 
J^EUANUS et Elizabetha per Thomam Popkyns attornatum suura veniunt et 
defendunt jus suum quando, etc, et dicunt quod predicti G-ilbertus et Marga- 
RETA . Willelmus et Jenetta . GriTTo et Katerina aecionem suam versus 
eos habere non debent . quia dicunt quod quidam Hopkynus Thomas fuit 
seisitus de tenementis predictis cum pertinentiis in dominico suo ut de feodo . 
et sic de tenementis illis cum pertinentiis seisitus existens, inde feoffavit eosdem 
Jeuanum et Elizabetham per quod idem Jeuanus et Elizabetha fuerunt inde 
seisiti in dominico suo ut de feodo absque hoe quod ijdem Jeuanus et Eliza- 
betha disseisiverunt prefatum Ricardum de tenementis predictis cum pertinen- 
tiis prout predicti Gilbertus et Margabeta . Willelmus et Jenetta . Q-itto et 
Katerina . per breve et narracionem suam predictam superius supponunt . Et 
hoc parati sunt verificare, unde petunt judicium, si predicti Gtilbertus et Mar- 
GARETA . Willelmus ct Jenetta . GriTTo et Katerina accionem suam predictam 
versus eos habere debeant, etc. . Et predicti Gilbertus et Margarkta . 

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1986 



WiLLELMUs et Jenetta . Q-iTTo et Katerina . dicunt quod ipsi per aliqua pre- 
allegata ab accione sua predicta habenda precludi uon debent . quia dicunt quod 
predicte Jenbtta et Elizabetha injuste, etc, disseisivit predictum Eicardum de 
tenementis predictis cum pertinentiis prout ipsi per breve et narracionem suam 
predictam superius supponunt . Et hoc petunt quod inquiratur per patriam . Et 
predicti Jeuanus et Elizabetha similiter . Ideo preceptum est vicecomiti quod 
venire faciat coram Justiciario, etc, die lune in proxima magna sessione, etc, 
ubicunque, etc, xu., etc, per quos, etc . Et qui nec. etc, ad recogn., etc, quia 
tam, etc, ad quem diem jurata inter partes predictas de predicto placito posita 
fuit inde inter eas in respectum coram Justiciario, etc, usque diem Marcurij in 
proxima magna sessione comitatus predicti tenta apud Cardyff in comitatu 
predioto die lune videlicet vicesimo octavo die Maij anno regni domini regis 
nunc secundo, et modo hic ad hunc diem veniunt tam predicti Qtlbertus et 
Margareta . Willelmus et Jenetta . Gitto et Katerina . quam predicti 
Jeuanus et Elizabetha . per attornatos suos predictos . Et Jurati inde 
impanellati exacti simiHter veniunt qui ad veritatem de premissis dicendam electi 
triati et jurati dicunt super sacramentum suum quod predicti Jeuanus et 
Elizabetha non disseisiverunt prefatum Ricardum de tenementis predictis cum 
pertinentiis prout ijdem Jeuanus et Elizabetha superius allegaverunt . Et quia 
justiciarius hic se avisare vult de et super premissis priusquam judicium inde 
reddat dies datus est partibus predictis coram Justiciario, etc, usque diem lune 
in proxima magna sessione, etc, ubicunque, etc, de audiendo inde judicio suo eo 
quod justiciarius hic inde nondum, etc, ad quem diem hic scilicet apud Cardyff 
in comitatu predicto in predicta proxima magna sessione ibidem tenta die luue 
videlicet decimo septimo die Septembris tunc proxima sequente venerunt tam pre- 
dicti Gilbertus et Margareta . Willelmus et Jenetta . Citto et Katerina . 
quam predicti «^euanus et Elizabetha per attomatos suos predictos et super 
hoc, visis premissis et per Justiciarium hic plene intellectis, consideratum est quod 
predicti Gtilbertus et Margareta . Willelmus et Jenetta . Gtitto et Katerina 



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nichil capiant per breve suum predictum, set sint in misericordia pro falso clamio 
suo, et predicti Jeuanos et Elizabetha eant inde quieti et sine die, etc. . Q,ue 
omnia et singula ad requisicionem predictorum Jeuani et Elizabethe tenore 
presencium duximus exemplificandum . In cujus rei testimonium sigillum 
nostrum ad brevia in curia predicta sigillanda deputatum presentibus apponi 
fecimus. 

Teste J. Pakyngton apud Cardiff xxij. die Septembris anno regni nostri 
secundo. Lennard. 

The judicial seal of the Sessions of Grlamorgan etc, imperfect, in green wax, is 
appended, 

From a late endorsement it appears that this deed was exhibited in a cause ol: William Lewis of 
Aberavan against William David. 

MCCCCV. 

SETTLEMENT DEED IN THE MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM MORaAN 
OF CARLYON, COUNTY MONMOUTH, AND ELIZABETH, 
DAUGHTER OF slR RICE MANXELL OF MARGAM. 

[Margam Charter.] 

10 Jan. 2 Edw. VI. 1549. 

Thys indenture made the tenthe day of January in the secounde yere of the 
reingne of our soueraingne lord Edward the Syxthe by the grace of God of 
England, Fraunce and Irland Kinge, deifendor of the faythe and in erthe 
immedyatly under Grod supreme hedd of the churche of England and also of 
Irland . Betwyn Rice Manxell of Margan within the countie of Gtlamorgan 
knight of the on partie and Willyam Morgan of Carlyon within the countie 
of Monmouthe Esquyer of the other partie wytnessythe that hit is covennaunted 
condescendid and agreed betwixt the said parties . And the said Wyllyam coven- 
nauntythe and grauntithe to and wythe the sayd Sir Rice by these presentes, 
that he the sayd William Morgan, before the Purificacion of our Ladye next 



1988 



ensuinge shalby the grace of Grod marry and take to wyfie Elysabethe Manxell 
daughter of the sayd Rice yf she the sayd Elysabethe wyll thereunto agree, 
and the lawes of the churche that permitt and suffre, and the sayd Sjrr Rice 
also covennauntythe and grauntythe to and wythe sayd Willyam Morgan that 
the sayd Elysabeth shal before the sayd day marry and take to husband the 
sayd William, yf the sayd William wyll thervnto agree and the lawes of the 
churche hit suffre . Also the sayd Willyam promyseth, grantith, and by these 
presentes covennauntythe for hym his heyres and executors to and wythe the 
sayd 8yr Rice, that he the sayd Wyllyam before the feaste of All Sayntes 
next after the date of these presentes or at any other tyme after the sayd 
feaste, when and as often as the sayd Wyllyam and his heyres shalbe thervnto 
reasonably requyred by the sayd Syr Rice his heyres or assingnes, shall make 
or cause to be made vnto the sayd Syr Rice Manxell . Syr GrEORGE Herbert . 
Syr Thomas Morgan . Syr Edmond Brugges knightes . Phillip Manxell 
son and heyre to the sayd Rice Manxell . Edward Lewis . William 
Basset . John Turbervyll . WiLLiAM Morgax of Newport . G-yles 
Morgan . David Kemmys . and John Harry Kemmys a good shewer 
sufficient and lawfull estate in the lawe of landes and tenementes, reutes 
and hereditamentes of a good tytle, of the cleare yerly valeu of syx and 
twentie poundes thrytten shillinges and fower pence above all yerly charges and 
repryses, dyscharged of all former bargaynes, joynters, dowers, annuities and 
all other incumbranses as shalbe devysed or adviaed by the lemed counsell of the 
sayd Syr Rice his heyres or assingnes . To haue and to holde the premisses to 
the sayd Syr Rice Manxell . Syr Gtegrge Herbert . Syr Thomas Morgan . 
Syr Edmond Brugges knightes . Phellip Manxel son and heyre to the sayd 

EiICE MaNXELL . EdWARD LeWIS . WlLLYAM BaSSET . JOHN TuRBURVYLE . 

Willam Morgan of Newport . GrYLEs MoRGAN . David Kemmys aud JOHN 
Harry Kemmys and their heyres to the use of the sayd William and Elysa- 
bethe and of the heyres of ther towe bodies betwyn them towe lawfully begoten. 



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and for defaulte of suche issewes to the use of the right hejres of the sayd 
WiLLiAM MoRGAN for ever, and also the sayd William grauntyth and coven- 
nantjth for hym his heyres and executors to and withe the sayd Syr Rice his heyi-es 
and executors that all suche landes and tenementes whiche Elysabeth Morgan 
his mother now hathe in jointer dower or otherwyse, and all other his landes 
[and] tenementes, whiche the sayd William now hathe in possessiou or 
revercion or herafter shall haue by purchase or otherwyse amountinge to the 
clear yerly valew of thre and twentie poundes syx shillinges and eyght peuce 
over and besydes the sayd landes and tenementes appoyuted for the joynter of 
the sayd Elysabethe Manxell shall descend com or remayne after the decesse 
of the sayd Elysabethe mother to the said William, unto the sayd William 
and to the heyres of the bodie of the sayd William lawfully begoten upon the 
bodye of the sayd Elysabeth Mansell immedyatly after the decesse of the sayd 
Elysabethe (mother to the sayd William) and William . And also the sayd 
William grauntyth and covennantythe to and withe the sayde Syr Rice, that 
he the sayd William shall leave to his heires of his bodie lawf ully begoten vpon 
the said Elysabethe immedyatly after the decesse of the sayd William, as 
myohe of ferme landes and leases as shalbe of the clere yerly valew of syxteen 
poundes thryten shillings and fower pence aboue charges, over and besydes the 
landes and tenementes of the sayd yerly valew of fyftie poundes afore rehersed . 
And further the sayd William grauntythe and covenantyth for hym his heyres 
and executors to and with the sayd Syr Rice and his executors that the sayd 
ferme land and leases shalbe the day of these presentes fyftie yeres yet to com 
and not expyred . In consideracion of all whiche assewrances to be hadd and 
made in manner and forme afore rehersed the sayd Syr Rice grauntyth and 
covennantith to and with the sayd Wylliam his heyres executors or assingnes 
towe hundred markes to be payd in manner and form followinge that is to wytt 
a hundred markes the day of the sealing and dely veringe of these presentes, of 
the which hundred markes I the sayd William Morgan do knowelech myselfe 



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to be therof trewly contented and payd, and the said Sjt Rice his hejnres execu- 

tores and assingnes therof by these presentes doe acqiiiet and dyscharge, and 

fyftie markes at the f est of Saint Mychll tharohangell then next folowing and the 

other fyftie markes at the f east of Saiut Phillip and Jacobe then next ensuing in 

f ull contentacion of the sayd towe hundred markes, as by towe severall obligacions 

hit apperythe, wherin the sayd Syr Rice and others withe hym stand bounden to 

the sayd "William Morgan, and also the sayd Syr Rice grauntythe and covennan- 

tythe to and wythe the sayd William that he the sayd Syr Rice at his proper 

costes and charges shall fully apparell the said Elysabethe at her mariage in 

all thinges necessarye and convenient . And the sayd William Morgan and othera 

with hym stand bound to the said Syr Rice Manxell by ther deade obligatorie 

in the sum' of fyve hundred poundes for the trewe performance of all and 

singuler the grauntes aud covenauntes before expressed according to the trewe 

entent and meanyng of the sayd covenauntes . In wytnesse wherof eyther 

partie to other iuterchangably have putto ther seales the day and yer above 

wrytten. 

(Signed) William Morgan. 

Endorsed — ' Sigillata et liberata f uit hec presens indentura in presentia : — 
Georgii Herbert militis . Jacobi Thomas armigeri . Willekni Basset armigeri . 
Thome ap Owen armigeri . Morice Mathewe, generosi . Johannis Parker 
armigeri . Gryles Morgan armigeri . John Turburvyle armigeri . et multis 
aKjs.' 

Small oval seal, red wax : a shield of arms. 



1991 



MCCCCVI. 
QUIT-CLAIM BY GEOFFREY AP HOELL OF LLAN-^YNWYD 
AND PHELICIA HIS WIFE TO DAVID AP THOMAS OF 
A TENEMENT CALLED AEaOED AVAN IN THE FEE 
OF TIR-JARLL' IN THE PARISH OF LLAN-OYNWYD. 

[Margam Charter.] 

20 AuGusT. 4 Edw. VI. 1550. 

Omnibua Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit G-alfridus ap 
HoELL parochie de Llan-Gtynwyd in comitatu Glamorgancie yoman et 
Phelicia verz Rice uxor mea salutem in domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis nos prefatos Gtalfridum et Pheliciam remisisse relaxasse et omuino 
pro nobis et heredibus nostris imperpetuum quietum clamasse per presentes 
David ap Thomas in sua plena et paciflca possessione existenti heredibus et 
assignatis suis imperpetuum totum jus nostrum titulum clameum demandam et 
interesse que imcquam habemus habuimus seu quovismodo habere poterimus in 
futurum vel poterint heredes nostri de et iu uno tenemento cum omnibus et 
singulis suis pertinentiis vocato Argoed Avan' nuper in manibus Rici ap David 
ap Jankyn jacente et existente in feodo de Tir Jarll' in parochia et comitatu 
supradictis per suas antiquas mettas et bondas . Ita videlicet quod nec nos 
predicti GI-alfrid[us] et Phelicia uxor mea nec heredes nostri nec aliquis alius 
per nos pro nobis seu nomine nostro aliquod jus titulum clameum demandam 
seu interesse de aut in dicto tenemento cum omnibus et singuhs suis pertinentiis 
neque in aliqua inde parcella vel parte eorundem decetero exigere clamare vel 
vendicare poterimus nec debemus quovismodo in futurum . Sed ab omni accione 
juris tituli clamei demande et interesse in eisdem simus penitus exclusi imper- 
petuum per presentes . Et nos vero prefati Gtalfridus et Phelicia uxor mea et 
heredes nostri predictum tenementum cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinentiis 
prefato David heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus 



1992 



et in perpetuum defendemus per presentes . In cujus rei testimonium huic 
presenti scripto nostro sigilla nostra apposuimus. 

Datum vicesimo die Augustij anno regni Regis Edwardi sexti Dei gratia 
Anglie Francie et Hibernie regis fidei defensoris et in terra ecclesie 
Anglicane et Hibernice supremi capitis quarto. 

Two small seals, red wax. (1) Initial letters ' N.P.' (2) Initial letters ' R.I.' 

MCCCCVII. 

SALE BY THOMAS AP THOMAS TO SIR THOMAS STRADLYNa 
OF LAND IN THE PARISH OF COYTIFF. 

[G. G. F.] 

8 Jan. 4 Edw. VI. 155L 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Thomas ap Thomas ap John parochie de 
Llangonoyd in comitatu G-lamorganie yoman pro quinque marcis legalis 
monete Anglie michi per Thomam Stradlyng militem in manibus solutis dedi 
concessi vendidi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi prefato Thome unam acram 
et dimidiam terre arabilis cum pertinenciis jacentem infra parochiam de Coityff 
inter terram Willelmi Carne ex orientali et australi parte rivulam (sic) de 
Ogore ex occidentali parte et unam clausuram dicti Thome ap Thomas ap John 
ex boreali parte. Habendum et tenendum predictam acram et dimidiam terre 
cum pertinenciis prefato Thome Stradlyng heredibus et assignatis suis imper- 
petuum ad usum et opus ipsius Thome heredum et assignatorum suorum imper- 
petuum de capitali domino feodi ilKus per servicia inde prius debita et de jure 
consueta. Et ego vero prefatus Thomas ap Thomas ap John et heredes mei 
predictam acram et dimidiam terre cum pertinenciis prefato Thome Stradlyng 
heredibus et assignatis suis ad usum et opus predicta coutra omnes gentes 
warautizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. In cujus rei testi- 
monium huic presenti caite mee sigillum meum apposui. 



1993 



Dat' octavo die Januarii anno regni Edwardi sexti Dei gratia Anglie 
Francie et HiBERNiE Regis fidei defensoris ac in terra ecclesie Anglicane et 
HiBERNicE supremi capitis quarto. 

Seal, red wax. Impression indistinct. 

Endoi'sed — ' Concessio Thome ap Thomas de parcella terre m Nolton ex 
opposita parte molendini fullonici juxta fluvium Ogor.' 



MCCOCYIII. 

MEMORANDUM OF LEASE FOR THREE LIYES BY SIE, RICB 
MANXELL OF MAEOAM, 00. GLAMORGAN, KNT., TO 
THOMAS BAKAR OF THE PARISH OF OXWYCHE, IN 
THE LORDSHIP OF GOWER, HUSBANDMAN, ANNES HIS 
WIFE, AND JOAN THEIR ELDEST DAUGHTER, OF A 
TENEMENT WITH A MANSION HOUSE IN OXWYCHE. 
RENT TWENTY-SIX SHILLIN08 AND THREEPENCE, ETC. 
ATTACHED IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY TO RANDOLPHE 
PURCELL TO DELIVER SEISIN. 

Each is signed by R. Manxell'. 
[Margam Charter.] 

Dated 12 April. 5 Edw. YI. 1551. 
Indistinct seal, red wax, perhaps a shield of arms of Manxell, as before. 
On the dors a paragraph declaring the seisin to have been delivered 16 Dec, 
5 Edw. YL, 1551, in the presence of Richard Pygge, Richaro Gtybbe, and 

RlCHARD HOWELL. 

Across the top of the indenture the foUowing text is written, cut through by a 
wavy line : — ' Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I shall 
refresh you.' 

10 z 



1994 



MCCCCIX. 

MAERIAaE 8ETTLEMENT OF DAVID HOPKYNS OF CADOXTON- 
BY-NEATH, WITH ELTZABETH, DAUGHTER OF PHILIP 
MANXELL OF LANDEWY. 

[Margam Charter]. 

20 May. 5 Edward VI. 1551. 

This indenture made the xxth day of May in the fyvethe yere of the rayingne 
of our moste dreade soverayingne lorde Edward the sjrxthe, by the grace of Ood 
of Englande Fraunce and Ireland kynge, deffendor of the faythe, and in 
earthe immedyatly under Ood of the churche of England and also of Irland 
the supveme hedd. Betwyn Phellyp Manxell of Landewy wythin the countie 
of GrLAMORGAN gentloman of the oon partie And Davyd Hopkyns of the 
parrysshe of Cadoxtone by Nethe wythin the countie afoersaid gentleman of 
the other partie witnessythe that hyt is covenaunted condescended and agreed 
betwyxt the said parties, and the said Davyd covennauntythe and grauntythe 
to and wythe the sayd Phellyp Manxell by these presentes that he 
the sayd Davyd (before the xxijth day of July next ensuinge) shall 
by the grace of Grod marry and take to vryei Elysabethe Manxell 
daughter of the said Phellyp (yf she the said Elysabethe wyll therunto agree 
and the lawes of the churche that permytt and suffre) . And the said Phellyp 
covennauntythe and grauntythe to and wythe the sayd Davyd Hopkyns, that 
the said Elysabethe shall (before the sayd daye) marry and take to husband 
the sayd Davyd if he the said Davyd will therunto agree, and the lawes of the 
churche hit sufEre. Allso the said Davyd promysythe grauntythe and by these 
presentes covennauntythe (for hym his heyres, and executors), to and wyth the 
said Phellyp that he the said Davyd before the feaste of saynt Mychaell 
tharchaungell next ensuinge the date herof (or at any other tyme after the said 
feast when the said Davyd and his heyres shalbe therunto reasonably reqwyred 



1995 



by the sayd Phellyp his heyres or assingnes) shall make or cause to be made 
vnto the said Phellyp Manxell, Phellyp Manxell the yonger esqwyer, 
Edward Manxell, John Manxell, John Ckadocke, Christopher Turber- 
a^yle, Wylliam Hopkyns, Wylliam Gtryffythe, and David ap Hopkyn ap 
Davyd, a good, suer, suffycient and lawfuU estate in the lawe of landes and 
tene[me]ntes, rentes and hereditamentes (of a good tytle) of the clear yerly 
value of thyrteene poundes, syxe shillinges eyght pens, above all yerly charges 
and repryses, dyscharged of all former bargaynes, joynters, dowers, annuyties, 
and all other incombranoes as shalbe devysed or advysed by the couusaill 
lerned of the sayd Phellyp Manxell his heyres or assingnes. To have 
and to hold the premysses to the said Phellyp Manxell, Phellyp 
Manxell the yonger esquyer, Bdward Manxell, John Manxell, John 
Cradocke, Christofer Turbervyle, William Hopkins, Wylliam Gryf- 
fythe, and Davyd ap Hopkyn ap Davyd, and ther heyres to thuse of the said 
Davyd Hopkyns and El\sabethe and of the heyres of ther twoo bodies betwyn 
them twoo lawfuUy begoton, and for default of such issue to the ryght heyres of 
the said Da^'id for ever . And farther the said Davyd grauntythe and covenaun- 
tythe for hym his heyres and executors to and wythe the said Phellyp his heyres 
and executors that all suche iandes and tenementes which he the said Davyd nowe 
hathe in Gower or ells whear (over and besydes the forsaid landes and tenementes 
appoynted for the joynter of the said Elysabethe) and all other landes and tene- 
mentes which he the said David herafter shall haue by purchase (or otherwyse) 
wythin the lordshyp of Gtower during the coverture betwyn the said Davyd and 
Elysabethe shall descende, comme and remayne unto theyres betwyu them 
lawfully begoton' . And also the said Davyd Hopkyns farther grauntythe and 
covenauntythe to and wythe said Phellyp Manxell that whear as the sayd 
Davyd holdythe by leas parcell of the demaynes of the late monastery of Nethe 
(of the demyse of Syr Rychard Cromewell knyght deceassed for certayne 
yeres yet enduringe) in case hyt so chaunse that he decesse before the sayd 



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Elysabethe and parcell of the said yeres then not expjTed, that then the sayd 
Elysabethe shall haue and enjoy the same during her wydowhoodd . And yf 
hit so be that she marry (anny of the said yeres then not being expyred) that 
then the said Davyd shall suffre the sayd yeres then not expyred to dyscende to 
such of thissue betwyn them twoo lawfuUy begoton as shall seeme best for hym . 
And in defaulte of issue betwyn them twoo lawfully begoton, that then the yeres 
not expyred shall wholy remayne to the said Elysabethe diuing the sayd terme 
of yeres undetermyned in the said leas. In consideracion of all wliich assuraunees 
to be hadd in manner and forme before rehersed, the sayd Phellyp Manxell 
grauntyth and covennauntythe to and whith the sayd Davyd Hopkyns fower- 
scoer powendes to be payd in manner and forme foUowinge, that is to wj^^tt xx/«. 
at the day of making these presentes (wherof the sayd Davyd acknowelegyth 
hym self to be satysfyed and payd) and xxxh'. at the day of the solempnysacion 
of the sayd marryage, and xxxli. at the feast of the natyvitie of our Lord next 
ensuing the date herof in full contentacion of the sayd lxxx/i. as by an 
obligacion berying date herof hit apperythe, wherin the sayd Phellyp 
Manxell and others wyth hym stand bounden to the said Davyd Hopkyns . 
And also the said Phellyp Manxell graunteth and covennauntythe to and 
wythe the sayd Davyd Hopkyns, that he the said Phellyp at his proper costes 
and charges shall fully apparail the said Elysabeth at her marryage in all 
thinges necessary and convenient . And the said Da^^d Hopkyns and others 
wyth hym stand bounden to the said Phellyp Manxell by ther deade 
obligatorie bering date herof in the some of cccJi. for the true performauns 
of all and syngler the grauntes and covenauntes before expressed on his behalf 
according to the true entent and meanyng of the said covenauntes. In wvtnesse 
wherof to these presentes eyther partie to other haue interchangeably putto ther 
seales the day and yere above wrytton. 

1551. E. P. Signed Davyd Hopkyns. 



1997 



At the top of this indenture, where the wavy line of the indenture is out, are 
the following words : — 

wha[t] a [tjreasure is love certay[n] . . . [hjartes be fyxe[d] not 

refi^ayn. 

Compare No. mcocoviii. for another curious example of cutting through a 
sentence written where the wavy line or indenture is to be made. 

MCCCCX. 

eENERAL RELEASE BY 8IR JOHN BRYDGES OF BLUNDES- 

DON, CO. WILTS, KNT., TO SIR RECE MANXELL, KNT., 

FROM ALL MANNER OF ACTIONS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

8 OcT. 1 Mary. 1553. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Johannem Brydges de Blundesdon in 

comitatu Wiltes' militem remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me et executoribus 

et administratoribus meis quietum clamasse Receo Manxell militi omnes et 

omnimodas acciones, sectas, querelas, convenciones debitas et demaundas quas 

vel que ego prefatus Johannes Bridges versus predictum Receum habui habeo 

seu quovismodo in futurum habere potero a principio mundi usque diem 

confeccionis presencium . Ita videlicet quod nec ego prefatus Johannes Bridges 

executores seu administratores mei predicti Johannis nec nostrum aliquis aliquas 

acciones, sectas, querelas, convenciones debitas vel demaundas habere potero vel 

poteriinus versus predictum Receum Manxell executores vel administratores 

suos, sed inde sim et simus penitus exclusi imperpetuum per presentes . In cujus 

rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum octavo die Octobris anno regni Marie Dei gracia Anglie Francie et 

Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris et in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice 

supremi capitis primo. 

Signed John Bryggys. 

Small seal, red wax : a leopard'8 face. 



1998 



MCCCCXI. 

WILL OF PHILIP MAUNXELL OF LLANDEWY, BROTHER 
OF SIR RICE MAUNXELL OF MARG^AM, 19 JUNE, 1553; 
WITH PROBATE TO ANNE, WIDOW AND EXECUTRIX. 

[Margam Charter.] 

3 Nov. 1553. 

In the uame of Grod amen, The xix. day of Jnne the year of our lord Ood 
M°^°. ccccc'"°- LiiJ. and the yere of the raygne of our soueraygne lord Edward the 
syxt by the grace of God of Engla^'D, Ffraunce and Irland kyng defendour of 
the fayth and in erth next immediatly under Chi^ist of the chureh of England 
and Irland supreme hed the vu'''- I Philipe Maunxell of the parish of Llan- 
DEWY hole of mynde and memory but syck in body feryng the peryll of death 
do institute and ordeyne this my last Will and testament in maner and forme 
folowyng. 

Fyrst I geve and bequeth my sowll to almyghty God and my body to be 
buryed within the chauncell of Llandewe. Item I geve and bequeth to the 
pore mens boxe ush. Item I geve and bequeth to my sonne John Maunxell 
xxli. Item I geve aud bequeth to my sonne Henry Maunxell xxli. 
Item I geve and bequeth to my sonue Thomas Maunxell twenty markes. 
Item I geve and bequeth to my sonne George Maunxell twenty markes. 
Item I geve and bequeth to my sonne Leonard Maunxell twenty markes. 
Item I geve and bequeth to my sonne Edward Maunxell twenty niarkes. 
Item I geve and bequeth to my son William Maunxell twenty markes. 
Item I geve and bequeth to my doughter Besse Maunxell xls/i. Item I geve 
and bequeth to my doughter Mary Maunxell xl. markes. Item I geve and 
bequeth to my servaunt Hew Aghan XLsh. I geve and bequeth to John Corne 
xxsh. Item I geve and bequeth to Alson Lause xxsh. Item I geve and 
bequeth to lytle Kateryn xxsh. Item I geve and bequeth to Isbell Cornb 
xujsh. uud. Item I geve and bequeth to Elizabeth Benett xujsh. uud. that 



1999 



is to say xsh. for her wages and lush. iiud. of my fre gyfte. Item I relese to my 
servant William Baighe a panne in pleage payng Y.jsh. \iud. Item I geve 
and bequeth to Kateryn Hopkyns xxsh. Item I geve and bequeth to Thomas 
LiA xxsh. 

Item I geve and bequeth the residew of all my goodes moveable and un- 
moveable with all such leases and takens which I have to my wyff Anne 
Maunxell. Also I make ordeyne and constitute my welbelovyd wyff Anne 
to be my sole executrix, she to dispose for my sowle health and all Cristen sowles 
as she shall thynke most best in conscience for the pleasure of almyghty Grod . 
Also I do ordeyne to be overseers of this my last wyll and testament Sir G-eorge 
Herbert knyght and my nephew Mr. Edward Maunxell they to see that this 
my last wyll may be fulfylled with effeote and they to have for their paynes 
taken herin euery of them xxsh. In wytness hereof Sir Richard Bend vicar 
of Llandewy, Sir Richard Cosyn parson of Nicholaston, John ap Eyonon the 
elder, William Curteis, Harry ap Eyonon, Thomas Davy and William 
LucAS with others more, 

Detfis oivn fo me Phelip Maunxell. 
Fyrst the heyres and executors of John Cradock 

vpon landes ... ... ... ... iiij/<. 

Item more lent to the sayd John Cradock as ap- 

perith by a byll ... ... ... iii.j li. 

payd. Item John Grono of Kytill to be payd at 

Alhallow tyde ... ... ... vi//. xius. nud. 

„ Item Hichard ap Gtwillim and Merik Trharne 

at St. Margaretes tide ... ... ... viufi. xius. iiud. 

„ Item WiLLiAM Benett and Nicholas Davy . . . iiuli. iius. vjd. 
Item JoHN Roo to be payd all All-sayntes orels 
to redelyuer one goblet doble gylt a cover and 
one other passell gylt ... ... ... xvli. 



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payd. Item Eees ap Llewelyn of the parysh of 

SWAYNESEY 

„ Item JoHN Harry 

Item JoHN Thomas of Lanmyhangell 
„ Item JoHN WiLLiAM Thomas of the parish of 

Lloghoure 
„ Item E.ICHARD Emlett 
., Item more vpon hym for Andro ap Res 
„ Item vpon the vicar and Gtriffith Heron to be 

payd at Mihelmas 
„ Item Jeuan Thomas David Mericke dew a redy 

Item JoHN Walter ap John 
„ Item Ees Gtriffith Benett for whet to be payd 
at May 

Item JoHN Nicholas David Walter thelder for 
Jankin Davyd ap Jankyn at Whitsontyde 

Item William William of Nethe 

Item John Ben ap David 

Item JoHN Davy Owen 

Item JoHN Dawkin 

Item JoHN Morys to be payd at Lammas 

Item Thomas Jeffrey and Gtr' Jeffrey 

Item RiCHARD ap Owen 

Item NicHOLAs Balden 

Item RicHARD Davy 

Item David Gtavyne 

Item David Gitto William 

Item Thomas Ffraunce v. . 

Item HopKYN WiLLiAM ap Rece here vj. bushels 
of barley to be payd at Mihelmas 



luli. 


VJS, VllJf^. 


xuli. 


XIIJS. IIIJO?. 


yl>. 




XLS. 




XXYJS 


. YUjd. 


\JS. 




XLS. 




IIIj/«. 


\jd. \njd. 


XXJV. 


lujd. 


XXIIJ^ 


\ uud. 


XXVS. 


uud. 


XXS. 




xxs. 




XII JS. 


uud. 


xvs. 




XX vs. 




LS. 




XV6. 




xxs. 




XIXS. 




VIJ«. 




IIIJS. 




XXJS. 





XIIJS. 



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payd. Item William ap Jeuan 
„ Item JoHN HosKYN the yonger 
„ Item Res ap Llewellyn 

„ Item ElCHARD ap MORGAN ... 

„ Item JoHN Jeuan ap Gtwyne 

„ Item JoHN GwYNE here 

„ Item HoPKYN WiLLiAM for barley 

„ Item Meruke Traharne to be payd at Michelmas viijs 

„ Item RicHARD ap Gwillim ... 

„ Item William Hoell 

„ Item GrRiFFiTH Benett for whethers to be payd at 

Saynct Anurows tyde ... 
„ Item NicHOLAs Lanffey for Morgan Tanner of 

Swaynesey 
„ Item Thomas Mericke for chese and butter 
„ Item WiLLiAM Hew Robert for corne to be payd 

at Mydsomer ... 
„ Item vpon Res ap Jeuan doo to be payd at All 

Sainctes 
„ Item vpon John Davy Hopkin Eobert of Crek- 

TOWNE and Gr' Jeffre for corn to be payd at 

Whitsontyde 
„ Item JoHN Batcoke of Cathane 
Probafe.'] Maria Dei gratia Anglie Ffrancie et Hibernie Regina, fidei 
defensor ac in terra ecclesie Anglicane et Hibernice supremum caput, universis 
et singulis presentes litteras inspecturis salutem. 

Sciatis quod tercio die mensis Novembris anno Domini Millesimo quinqua- 
gesimo liij°- apud civitatem nostram London' coram dilecto nostro Willelmo 
Cooke legum doctore curie prerogative Cantuariensis custode sive commissario 



XJ5. 




xxs. 




XIIIJS 


. iiud. 


xxiiijs. lud. 


XVIJS. 


ixd. 


XIJS. 


viud. 


XIIJS. 




VIIJS. 




VIIJS. 


ud. 


V.9. 




uuli. 


xvjd. 


yuli. 




xjli. 


XYjd. 


luli. 


XIIJS', 


\li. s 





IIJ. 

XLS. 



11 A 



2002 



probatum fuit testamentum Philippi Maunxell generosi nuper de Landewy 
Menevensis diocesis CANTtrARiENSisQUE provincie defuncti presentibus annexum, 
habentis dum vixit et mortis sue tempore bona jura sive eredita in diversis 
diocesibus seu jurisdictionibus ac auctoritate nostra approbatum et insinuatum, 
Commissaque fuit administracio omnium et singulonim bonorum jurium et 
creditorum dictum defunctum et jus testamentum quaKtercumque conoernentium 
Anne relicte et executrici in hujusmodi testamento nominate, de bene et fideliter 
administrando eadem, ac de pleno et fideli inventario oranium et singulorum 
bonorum et creditorum hujusmodi conficiendo, et illud in curia prerogative Can- 
tuariensis secundo die post festum Sancti Andree proxime futurum exhibendo, 
necnon de plano compoto in ea parte reddendo ad sancta Dei euangelia in 
persona Johannis Stephyns procuratoris sui legitime constituti jm'ato. 
Datum die mense anno domini et loco predictis et regni nostri anno primo. 
Signed ' Willelmus Cooke curie prerogative custos,' 
Broken seal, red wax, of the Queen's seal for the Prerogative Court. 

MCCCCXII. 
THE WILL OF SIR RICE MANXELL, KNIGHT. 

[Margam Charter.] 

20 Dec. 1 Mary. 1553. 

To all true Chrystiane people to whome this presente wrytinge indented quatri- 
partite conteyninge therin the last will of me Syr Rice Manxell knyghte made 
the twentye daye of Decembre in the fyrste yere of the reigne of our soueraigne 
Lade Marye by the grace of Grod Uuene of Englande Fraunce and Irelande 
defender of the faieth and in earth of tbe chm^ehe of England and also of 
Irelande the supreme hedd, concerninge dyuers my manours landes tenementes 
rentes reverc'ons seruyces and other hereditamentes beinge at the tyme of the 
makinge of this my laste wyll suche partes and porc'ons of my saide enhery- 
taunce as I maye lawfullye declare and make my will of accordinge and by force 
of the statutes latelye made for the affirmaunce and corroborac'on of wills to be 



2003 



made of landes tenementes and heredifcamentes, I the saide Sir Rice sendeth 
gretinge in our Lord God euerlastinge. 

Whereas all my saide manors landes tenementes and other hereditamentes do 
at this present extende and amounte to the yerely value of eight score poundes or 
nere aboute the same, knowe me the saide Sir Rice myndynge aswell the quyetnes 
of Cycill my wyff aud provysion for the prefermente of the maryage of my 
children and other persons for \vhome dutie and nature doth compell me to 
provyde, as also for the paymentes of my dettes aud discharge of my legacies 
geven and bequeathed by my last will and testamente oonceruinge my manours 
landes and tenementes do make and ordeyne this my laste will in maner and 
forme folowinge, that is to saye, I the saide Sir Bice Manxell do leve to 
discende in possession unto Rice Manxell sonne of Phillip Manxell sonne of 
me the saide Sir Rice Manxell for a full thirde parte of all my manours landes 
tenementes and hereditamentes, and in recompence of the fulfyllinge and in 
performaunce of all suche couenauntes as haue bene had or made betwene me the 
saide Sir Rice Manxell of thone partie and Sir John Bridges knyght of 
thother partie bearinge date the tenth day of Octobre in the fyrste yere of the 
reigne of our saide soueraigne Lady Uuene Mary, the manour of Tythegisto, 
the graunge and manour of Horgro, the graunge or manour of Llangewith, 
the manours of Porteynon and Nycholaston with all and singuler ther appur- 
tenaunces within the countie of Glamorgan, Of which saide manours I the saidde 
Sir Rice Manxell do nowe stande seased in my demesne as of fee tayle to me 
and to myne heyers males of the bodies of me the saide Sir Rice and of one 
Anne late my wyff uowe decessed begotteu aud to be begotten, with oerteyne 
remayuders ther of ouer accordinge as it is before by me eutayled by an estate by 
me the said Sii* Rice executed and made, And further I the saide Sii' Rice 
Manxell do will and devyse that myne executours and assigues shall haue take 
and perceyue the yerelye issues rentes revenues and proffyttes of the manours of 
Oxwiche and Horton with their appuitenaunces in the hjrdship or domyuyon 



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of G-owER in the countie of Gtlamorgan, untill suehe tyme as my saide execu- 
tours or assignes shall or maje of thissues revenues rentes and proffyttes 
commynge rysinge or growinge, of the saide manours of Oxewiche and Horton 
haue receyved taken or had the somme of three hundreth markes of lawfuU 
money of Englande, for and towardes the performance of my laste will and 
testamente conceminge my goodes. And af ter the saide somme of three hundreth 
markes thereof levyed rccey ved and had by my executours or assignes as afore- 
saide, then I will that in considerac'on and in recompence of the perfourmance 
of the saide eovenauntes artycles and agreamentes which afore this tyme hath 
passed and bene had betwene the saide Sir John Bridges and me the saide Sir 
RicE, that the saide manours of Oxewiche and Horton with their appurtenaunces 
shall remayn come and be unto the saide Rice Manxell sonne of the saide 
Phillip, and to the heiers males of the bodye of the saide Rice Manxell sone 
of the saide Phillip lawfully begotten and to be begotten, And for defaulte of 
suche issue of the bodye of the saide Rice Manxell sone of the saide Phillip 
lawfullye begotten, to the heiers males of the bodye of me the saide Sir Eice 
Manxell lawfuUye begotten upon the bodye of Cycill my wyff, and for defaulte 
of suche issue begotten upon the bodye of the saide Cycill by me the saide Sir Rice 
Manxell to the heiers of me the saide Sir Rice of my bodye lawf ullye begotten, 
And f or def aulte of suche issue of the bodye of me the saide Sir Rice Manxell law- 
fullye begotten, to the right heiers of me the saide Sir Rice Manxell knyght for 
ever, Prouyded allwayes and myne intente is, that all leases of any of the premysses 
by me hereafter to be made for terme of lyff lyues or yeres reservinge the accus- 
tomable rent or more, shall stande good and effectuall, and the rentes and 
reuerc'ons of the same shall goo and be as above is expressed. And further I 
the saide Sir Rice Manxell do wyll and devyse, that immediatlye after my 
decesse, that Mary Manxell' wydow late the wyff of Phillip Manxell my 
sonne, shall have occupye and enioye all that my manour of Penryce with 
thappurtenaunces in the lordship or domynyon of Gto^^ter in the saide countie of 



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Q-LAMORGAN, to liaue and to holde the saide manour of Penrice with all and 
singuler their appurtenaunces unto the saide Mary Manxell for and duringe 
her naturall lyff, And after her decesse the saide manour of Penryce with 
thappurtenaunces to remayne come and be unto the saide B.ice Manxell sone 
of the saide Phillip, and to the heiers males of the body of the saide B.ice 
Manxell sone of the said Phillip lawfully begotten and to be begotten, 
And for defaulte of such issue of the bodye of the saide Rice Manxell 
sone of the saide Phillip lawfuUy begotten, to the heiers males of the bodye 
of me the saide Sir Rice Manxell lawfullye begotten upon the bodye of 
the saide^ Cycill my wyff, And for defaulte of such issue begotten upon the 
body of the saide Cycill by me the saide Sir Rice Manxell, to the heiers of me 
the saide Sir Rice of my bodye lawfully begotten, And for defaulte of suche 
issue of the bodye of me the saide Sir Rice Manxell lawfully begotten, to the 
right heiers of me the saide Sir Rice Manxell knyght f or ever. And further 

my will th is that when the saide Rice Manxell soune of the saide 

Phillip Manxell shall comme and be of the full age of xxj*' yeres, that he the 
saide Rice Manxell sone of the saide Phillip then shall have the possession 
and occupac'on of the saide manour of Penryce with thaappurtenaunce duringe 
the naturall lyff of the saide Mary Manxell his mother yeldinge and payinge 
yerely the annuall rentes and revenues of the same manour of Penryce unto the 
saide Mary Manxell duringe her saide naturall lyff. In wytnesse wherof to 
everye parte of this my presente will quatripertite indented aswell I the said 
Sir RicE Manxell, as the said Sir John Brydges knyght have putto our seales 
the daye and yere above wrytten. 

(Signed) John Bryggys, Res Manxell. 
Two small seals, from signet rings, red wax. 

1. Indistinet. 

2. On a shield, a maunch for Manxell. 
Endorsed — ' Grower.' ' Will of Sir Rice Mansel.' 

(1) 'Of the saide.' written twice by inadvertenoe of the scribe. 



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MCCCCXIII. 

B(JXD OF MORaAN DAVID AP HOPKYN AND ANOTHEE, TO 
DAYID THOMAS OF LLANGONOYD, TO SECURE PEACE- 
ABLE POSSESSION OF A MESSUAOE IN ARGOYD AVAN, 
HELD OF Sm RES MANXELL, KNT. 

[Margam Charter.] 

14 April. 1 Mary. 1564. 
Noverint universi per presentes nos Morganum David ap Hopkyn' et 
RicHARDUM Damd ap Hopkyn' de Aberavax' in comitatu Gtlamorgancie 
yeomen' teneri et per presentes firmiter obligari David Thomas parochie de 
Llangonoyd yeoman' iu viginti libris bone et legalis monete Anglie solvendis 
eidem David aut suo certo attomato heredibus executoribus vel administratoribus 
suis iu festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli proxime futurum post datum pre- 
sencium ad quam quidem solucionem ut premittitur bene et fideliter faciendam 
obligamus nos et utrumque nostrum pro se pro toto et in solidum heredes 
executores et administratores nostros per presentes sigillis nostris signatas. 

Datum quarto decimo die mensis Apriiis amio regui Marie Dei gracia Anglie 
Francie et Hibernie Regine etc, primo. 

The eondicion of these obligacion is such that where the above bounden 
MoRGAN David ap Hopkin' for and in consideration of xx«. to hym before hand 
payd by thaboue uamed David Thomas graunted aud lettyd vuto the said 
David won' messuage or tenement which the said Morgan holdeth in a place 
cald Argoyd Avan by copy of court roU of Sir Res Manxell knyght for and 
during the term of won yere next after folwing the date hereof and so from yere 
to yere vntill the full ende and terme of won and twenti yeres be fully completyd 
and past yelding and paing therfor yerely vnto the said Morgan six shelinges 
and eght pence of good and lawfull money of Englond at the feast of Seint 
Mychaell tharchangell or within won moneth next folwing the same feast. 



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And in case the said Morgan do dye at any time before the said xxj"- yeres be 
fuUy expyred that then the heyres of the said Morgan to content and pay vnto 
the said David his heyres and assignes for euery yere so being behinde of the 
xxj**- yeres twelue pence of good and lawfull money of Englond in resticion of 
the said xxs. vntyll hit be so wholy and fully payd . Or yf the said Morgan do 
receve of the said David twenti shelinges of good and lawfull money of Englond 
at the feast of Corpus Christi next folwing after the date hereof that is to say 
the rent of thre yeres payd for the premisses before hand as the said Dauid 
promissith so to pay hit and after that yf the said Morgan be expuUsyd from 
the said tenement by the said Lorde or his heyres by the means of any forfeture 
that then the said Morgan to pay xud. of good and lawfull money of Englond 
for eury yere being behinde of the said terme with the said xxs. of rent being 
payd before hond after any such expuUcion for the consideracion aforesaid, And 
that immediatli within won moneth after such expuUcion or death . And the 
said MoRGAN shall not graunt the premisses to any bodye owt of the handes of 
the said David during the said time of xxj*^- yeres, Yf the said Morgan David 
ap HoPKYN his heyres and assignes do observe and keepe all and singuler 
premisses articles grauntes and covenauntes before rehersyd withowt fraude or 
coven' that then these obKgacion to be frustrad and voyd otherwise to stond in 
his f all power vertue and effect to all intentes and purposes. 

Two small seals, red wax, rough stamps. 

Endorsed — ' Witese at the sealyng hireof thre ofte onest man Sir John ap 
Owen and Grr' ap Holl' lli'e Groz and Teraerne G-rm.' 



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MCCCCXIV. 

EXTRACT OF COURT ROLL OF LALISTON, WHEREBY DIONISIA 
DAUGHTER OF LLEWELIN AP MIEICKE IS ADMITTED 
TO A MESSUAQE AND LANDS FOR THREE LIYES. 

[Margam Charter.] 

21 March. 1, 2, Phil. and Mary. 1555. 

Laliston. Curia Dominorum Philippi et Marie Regis et regine tenta 
ibidem xxj™"- die Marcii annis Regnorum predictornm Dominorum Dei gratia 
Regis et regine Anglie Ffraxcie Neapolis Jerusalem et Hibernie fidei 
defensorum piincipum Hispaniarum et Cicilie archiducum Austrie ducum 
Mediolanie Burgundie et Brabancie comitum Haspurgie Fflandrie et 
TiRROLLiE primo et secundo coram Johanne Turberville generoso generali 
senescallo dictorum Dominorum Regis et regine et Johanne Tho>la.s Dauid 
Aphoell deputato Gteorgii Herbert militis tunc capitalis senescalli ibidem. 

Ad hanc curiam venit Dionisia verch Llewelin ap Miricke . Et petit se 
admitti ad vnum messuagium duo eotagia et vnum tenementum continens in se 
viginti duas acras terre et prati nuper in tenura Amabille verch Dauid . Et 
super hoc puplica proclamacio facta fuit in plena curia si quis, etc, vnde ad hanc 
eandem curiam predicta Dionisia cepit predietum tenementum sive messuagium 
duo cotagia et cetera premissa cum omnibus suis pertinenciis sicut fuerunt in 
tenura predicte Amabille . Habendum et tenendum sibi et Elizabethe sorori 
diote DiONisiE et Jankino dicte Dionisie filio ad terminum vite illorum et vnius 
illorum diutius viventis secundum consuetudinem manerii predicti . Reddendo 
inde annuatim pref atis dominis heredibus et successoribus suis vnum annualem 
redditum viginti vnius solidorum et sex denariorum soluendum ad terminos 
ibidem vsuales cum secta curie et herieto cum accidit et omnia alia redditus et 
servicia inde exeuncia inde prius debita et de jure consueta . Et dat domino 
de fine pro ingressu inde habendo prout patet in capite . Et fecit dominis 



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fidelitatem . Et admissa est inde tenens . In cujus rei testimonium sigillum 
predicti generalis senescalli et deputati huic presenti copie simt appensa, eto. 

(Signed) Per me John Turbervile. 
JoHN Thomas David Poell. 
Redditus . xxjs. uud. 
Finis . Lvj«. nud. 
Endorsed — 'Tenementum 2 cotagia nuper Amabille verch David per copiam.' 

MCCCCXV. 
COPY OF OOURT ROLL OF HAVOD PORTH, RECORDINO THE 
ADMISSION OF MARGARET VBRZ JOHN, WIDOW OF 
DAVID JOHN AP HOWELL, TO A CLOSE IN MAROAM 
FOR THREE LIVES. 

[Margam Charter.] 
27 AuGiisT. 3 AND 4 Phil. and Mary. 1556. 
Havod Porth. — Curia Recei Manxell miles {sic) ibidem tenta xxvij. die 
Augusti anno Regnorum Philippi et Marie Dei gracia Anglie Francie 
HisPANiE Utriusque Cecilie Jerusalem et Hibernie Regis et Regiue fidei 
defensorum archiducum Austrie ducum Burgundie Mediolani Brabancie 
comitum Haspurgi Flandrie et Tirolis tercio et quarto coram Thoma 
AppowrELL tunc ibidem senescallo. 

Ad quam curiam venit Margaret verz John vidua nuper relieta David John 
ap Howell et cepit de dicto domino per manus <iicti senescalli imam clausuram 
sitam in parochia de Margam vulgariter vocatam Kae Ooetre, et coiitinentur per 
estimacionem viu. acre, prout nuper fuit in manibus dicti David ap John . 
Habendum et tenendum predictam clausuram prefate Margarete verz John . 
Edwardo ap John . et Richardo ap David ap John filio dicti David ap John 
ad terminum vite eorum et eorum diucius viventis successive . Reddendo inde 
annuatim prefato Receo Manxell heredibus et assignatis suis viud. boni et 

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legalis monete Anglie solvendos ad duos anni terminos ibidem usuales videlicet ad 
festum Sancti Michaelis archangeli et Philippi et Jacobi per equales porciones 
sectam curie et herietum videlicet imum arie[tem] vel us. eciam reddeudo 
annuatim unum diem messionis in tempore messis et dedit domino pro primo 
ingressu xxxius. iiud. Et quilibet eorum da[bu]nt dom[in]o pro ingressu post 
alterius decessum u. capones vel viud. Et sic predicta Margareta admissa est 
tenens et fecit dom[in]o fidelitatem . In cujus copie testimonium tam sigillum 
dicti domini quam sigillum dicti senescalli est appensum. 

Datum die et anno supradicto. 

Signed by Sir Res Manxell and the steward. Two seals, red wax : — (1) on a 
shield, a maunch for Mansrll. (2) Impression of an engraved gem. 

MCCCCXVI. 
BOND BY THOMAS LEWIS OF BAGLAN AND OTHERS TO 
SIR RICE MANXELL, KNT., OUARDIAN OF PHILIP SON 
OF JOHN CRADOCKE OF LLANGENETH IN £100 TO 
SECURE OBEDIENCE OF THE SAID PHILIP IN THE 
MATTER OF HIS WARDSHIP AND MARRIAaE. 
[Margam Charter.] 
23 Nov. 3 AND 4 Phil. and Mary. 1556. 
Noverint universi per presentes nos Thomam Lewis parochie de Baglan in 
comitatu Gtlamorgancie generosum Hopkinum David Richard parochie de 
Sancti Cadoci {sic) Juxta Nethe in comitatu predicto generosum, et Henricum 
Thomas ap Howell parochie Sancti Cadoci predicte in comitatu predicto teneri 
et firmiter obligari Reseo Manxell militi in centum libris legalis monete Anglie 
Bolvendis eidem Reseo heredibus executoribus aut suo certo atturnato ad quam 
quidem solucionem bene et fideliter faciendam obligamus nos et queralibet 
nostrum per se pro toto et in solidum heredes executores et administratores 
nostros firmiter per presentes sigillis nostris sigillatas. 



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Datum vioesimo tercio die mensis Novembris anno regnorum Philippi et 
Marie Dei gracia Anglie H. ^F. utr . Cicillie J. et H. Regis et regine f. d., 
etc, tercio et quarto. 

The condicion of the aboue written obligacion is suche that wheras Phillipe 
Cradocke sonne and heire to John Cradocke decessed is the ward of the aboue 
named Sii" Rice Manxell knight and so found and so of right ought to be, ffor 
that the said John Cradocke helde his parte of the westowne of Llangeneth 
by the sexthe parte of one knight ffee of the said Sir Rice as of his manor of 
PoRTEYNON, aud that the said John died thereof seased the said Phillipe 
beynge within age, by reason whereof as well the wardeshippe of the bodye of 
the said Phillipe and also his mariege apperteyneth and of right ought to 
apperteyne to the said Sir Rice, and whereas also the said Sir E,ice hathe seased 
his said ward and hathe tenderid and ofEered vnto him mete and coveuable mariege 
without dispargemeut whervnto the said Phillipe Cradocke hathe not assented 
nor dothe uot directlye answer thervnto, yef the said Phillipe Cradocke 
hitherto hathe uot nether at anye tyme hereafter do entermarie or contract 
matrymonye with any person or persons without the speeiall lycens and agrea- 
ment of the said Kice Manxell his executors or assignes befoer hadd in writtinge 
nor do any acte or actes that shalbe preiudiciall or hurtefuU to the said Sir Rice 
Manxell knight his heires executors administrators or assignes of and conser- 
ninge the said wardeshipe with all and singuler profl&ttes thervnto belonginge or 
in any wiese apperteyniuge, theu this present obhgacion to be frustrat and voyd 
other wiese to stand in his f ull power vertue and f orce to all intentes construccions 
and purposis. 

Three broken seals, red wax. (1) Initial letters ' P,. C (2) luitial letters 
'H. . . . (3) A fleur-de-lis. 

Endorsed — ' Sealed and dehvered in the presens of Res ap Jeuan . William 
LleweUn ap John . John ap lles ap Thomas . Jeuan ap William ap Jeuan ap 
Ho'll . cum multis aliis.' 



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MCCCCXVII. 

SALE BY JOHN THOMAS DAVID AP HOWELL OF LANTWYTT 
TO JEUAN AP JOHN SANDOR OF A MESSUAGE IN 
KENFIO AT HEWLE-LAS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

28 April. 3 AND 4 Phil. and Mary. 1557. 

Omnibus c. f. a. q. p. s. p. Johannes Thomas David ap Howell de Lant- 
WYTT in comitatu Gtlamorgan', generosus salutem in domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis me prefatum Johannem Thomas David ap Howell pro et in con- 
sideracione octo librarum legalis monete Anglie michi premanibus persolutarum 
per Jeuanum Sandor alias dictum Jeuan ap John Sandor de Kenfig in 
comitatu predicto yoman premanibus solutam de quibus fateor me satisfactum ac 
dictum Jeuanum Sandor inde esse quietum tradidisse concessisse vendidisse 
ffeofasse barganissasse ac prefato scripto meo confirmasse prefato Jeuano Sandor 
iinum messuagium cum quatuor accris terre eidem messuagium spectantium vell 
pertinentibus jacent' in parochie de Kenffig in comitatu predicto in quodam 
loco ibidem vocato Hewle las et jam in tenura quendam Willelmi Lewis . 
Habendum et tenendum predictum messuagium cum quatuor accris terre arrabillis 
horea stubula eidem messuagium spectancium sive pertinen' eidem Jeuanum ap 
John Sandor heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum de capitalis dominis feodi 
illius per redittus et cervisia inde prius debita et de jure consueta . Et ego vero 
predictus Johannes Thomas David ap Howell et heredes mei predictum 
messuagium horea stubula quatuor accras terre arallis cum singulis suis pertinenciis 
et profficuis prefato Jeuano Sandor heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum 
waranttizabus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes . Siatis insuper me pre- 
fatum JoHANNEM Thomas David ap Howell constitueisse assigasse deputasse 
atturnasse ac in looo meo posuisse dilectos michi in Christo Thomam Aylward 
et Jankin Morgan de Kenffig in comitatu predicto gene[ro]so meos veros et 



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legittimos atturnatos coniuctim et diuisim ad intrandum et possessionem capien- 
dum pro me et in nomine de et in predictum messuagium cum ceteris premissis 
cum omnibus suis pertinenciis et post hujusmodi possessionem sic inde captam et 
habitam deinde pro me et in nomine meo plenam et pacificam possessionem et 
sasinam prefato Jeuano ap John Sandor vel eorum in hao parte atturnatis 
heredibus et assignatis suis deliberandiim seoundum tenorem vim formam hujus 
presen[ti]8 carte me[e] super hoc confecte ratum et gratum habent et hibiturum 
totum et quicquid predicti atturnati mei nomine meo fecerint vel alter eorum 
fecerit in premissis . In cujus r. t. h. p. c. m. sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum xxviij. die Aprilis a. r. P. et M. D. g. Anglie Hispanie Francie 
Utriusque Cecilie Jerusalem et Hibernie Regis et Regine f. d. a. A. d. B. M. 
et B. c. H. F. et T. tercio et quarto. 

Endorsed with memorandum of seisin delivered by William Wilkyn and 
others. 

The incorrect orthography tmd grammar of this document testify to tiie debased coudition of linow- 
ledge of Latin among the conveyancers of the period. 

MCCCCXVIII. 

SALE OF LANDS LATE BELONaiNG TO THE CHANTRY IN 

THE CHURCH OF NEATH, TO JOHN PARRYE. 

[Harl, MS. 606, Valuation and Sale of Crown Lands, 3-4 Phil. 

AND Mary, 20 April, 1557, Fol. 50b.] 

13 May. 1557. 

CoMITATUS GrLAMORGAN. 

Parcella possessionum nuper oantarie in comitatu predicto. 
Terre et tenementa nuper concessa ad sustentacionem dimidii servicii in 
ecclesia de Nethe in comitatu predicto valent in 

Redditu unius domus scituate in Shipman strete 
et unius acre terre in campo villate in tenura 
Jenet Corser vidue per indenturam per annum x*- 



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Eedditu duorum domormn scituatarum in dicta 
platea in tenura Alson verz Ryce vidue per 

annum vj^- viij"^ 

Eedditu unius mesuagii jacentis in Oldstrete et 
quinque quarteriorum terre in campo villate 
predicte in tenura Jeuaun Corses ad volun- 
tatem per annum ... ... ... ... njs. 

Redditu unius mesuagii scituati in dicto vico in 

tenura Margareite Vaughe vidue per annum. xvj"^ 

Redditu unius mesuagii scituati in le New strete 

in tenura Neste verz Jenkin ad voluntatem . . . ij*- vj**- 

Redditu unius mesuagii scituati in Highe streate 

in tenura JoHANNis Llie' per annum ... xij'^ 

Libero redditu unius mesuagii in Newestrete in 

tenura Lesani Thomas per annum ... ... iiijJ- 

Redditu unius dimidii mesuagii in Oldestreate 
et unius acre terre vocate Rekeland in tenura 
MoRGAN GiBBE ad voluntatem ... ... u^- 

Quieto redditu exeunte de quodam curtilagio in 

tenura Lodovi Taylour per annum ... ... iiij'^- 

Quieto redditu exeunte de alio mesuagio sive 
curtilagio in tenura David ap Jevaun per 
annum ... ... ... ... ... ,. mj''- 

Quieto redditu exeunte de dimidio mesuagio in 
tenura David ap Rychard voluntatem per 
annum ... ... ... ... . . ... x*^- 

Quieto redditu exeunte de duobus curtilagiis in 
tenm-a David ap Rychard et Johannis 

WlLLMS .. ... iiji- 



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Riedditu unius mesuagii scituati in vico voeato 

GrlLDEN STRETE iu tenUTO JeNET VeiZ JoHANNIS 

DuY ad voluntatem ... ... ... ... viu''- 

Redditu unius acre terre arrabilis vocate Longe 
AcRE in tenura Thome John Duy ad voluntatem 
per annum ... ... ... ... ... xx*^- 

Redditu unius mesuagii scituati in Gilderlane in 

tenura Ll'n ap Rece ad voluntatem per annum xu'*- 

Redditu dimidii acre terre jacentis in campo villate 
in tenura Johannis ap Jeuaun G-oughe ad 
voluntatem ... xv.j''- 

Redditu unius acre terre in tenura Morgani 
G-[^vy]l[y]m Morgan per indenturam per 
annum xx"^- 

E.edditu dimidii mesuagii scituati in Water strete 
in tenura Mathei Gibbe ad voluntatem per 
annum ... if 

Redditu unius mesuagii in dicto vico vocato Water 
strete in tenura Jone verz Hopkin vidue ad 
voluntatem ... ... ... ... ... u*- 

Quieto redditu exeunte de duobus gardinis jacenti- 
bus in vico predicto in tenura Wallet' verz 
John' ad voluntatem per annum ... ... iiu'^- 

Redditus unius mesuagii scituati in Wyn strete 
in tenura Ricardi ap John' ad voluntatem per 
annum .. u^ vj*^- 



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Firma burgi pertinentis ad ecclesiam Sancti Johannis in villa de Cardif 
valet in 

Firma dimidii unius mesuagii sive burgi scituati in 

Alta Platea^ in tenura Johannis Robertes 

ad voluntatem solvenda ad f esta annunciationis 

beate Marie virginis et Sancti Michaelis 

archangeli equaliter per annum ... ... xx^- 

Redditu unius burgagii scituati in Womanbaye^ 

in tenura Johannis Robertes per annum per 

indenturam ut dicitur ... ... ... ... u^' 

XXIJ^- 

The premisses ar parcell' of the possessions before mencyoned and came in to 
the Kinges majestes handes by the dissolucion of chauutries in anno ij<^°- Edw. 
vj*'- Also it lyeth far froni eny of the King and Uuenes majestes honours 
castels mannors or houses wherunto their majestes have their usuall accesse. 
What leases ar out of the premisses I knowe not. 

What woodes underwoodes mynes or numbre of acres of arable land meadowe 
or pasture bilongethe to eny of the premisses I knowe not other then before is 
declared. 

This is the first particuler made by me of the premisses. 

Concordat cum recordo et examinata per Robertum Multon 
deputatum Johannis Osburne auditoris Walli^e. 
XII j"""- die Maii., 1557. ) The clere yerely value of the premisses 

Rated for John Parrye. .' lxiij''- ix'^- which rated at xviij'^'^- yeres purchase 
amountethe to lvij"- vij^- vj'^- 

The mony to be paid in hand, viz., before the xxvj. of May, 1557. 
The King and Quenes majesties to dischardge the purchaser of all thinges and 
incumbraunces made or done by their majesties except leases. 



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The purchacer to dischardge the King and Quenes majesties of all fees and 
reprises goyng ont of the premisses. 

The tenure in socage. 

The purchacer to have thissues from the fest of thannunoyacon' of our Lady 
last past. 

The purchacer to be bound for the woodes. 

The leade and belles to be excepted. 

(Signed) William Petre. Frauncys Inglefeld. Jo. Bakere. 

(1) High Street, Cardiff. 

(2) Womanby Street, Cardiff. 

MCCCCXIX. 

aUITCLAIM BY JOHN NICHOLAS OF NOTAGE TO JEUAN 

AP GRIFFITH OF KENFIG OF LANDS IN KENFIG. 

[Margam Charter.] 

18 May. 3 AND 4 Phil. and Mary. 1557. 
Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos hoc scriptum pervenerit ego Johannes 
NicHOLAs de NoTAGE in comitatu Gtlamorgan' yoman salutem in domino 
sempiternam. 

Noveritis me prefatum Johannem remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me 

heredibus et assignatis meis quietum clamasse per presentes Jevani ap 

GrRiFFiTHE de Kenfige in eomitatu predicto yoman in sua plena et pacifiea 

possessione heredibus et assignatis suis imperpetuum totum jus meum 

titulum clameum statum demandum et interesse que unquam habui habeo seu 
quovismodo in futurum habere potero de et in duas parcellas terre arrabilis et 

prati cum suis pertinenciis jacentes et infra parochiam de Kenfigge 

predicta in quodam parcella terre continente per estimacionem unam acram et 
tres quarterij unius acre . . . inter via vocata Gtrene Waye ex parte boriali . 
unius acre modo in tenura Thome Gtr' Gozhe ex parte orientali et una via vocata 

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Carte Waye ex parte australi et que est in tenura Willelmi Lewis 

ex parte ocoidentali . et tres .... prati jacentes inter terram Johanna uxor 
Davld ap Jeuan ex parte orientali . terram Rees Melyn ex parte occidentali et 
una via vocata Carte Waye ex parte australi . Ita videlicet quod nec ego 
prefatus Johannes Nicholas nec heredes mei nec aliquis alius pro nos pro nobis 
seu nomine nostre aliquis jus titulum clameum statum demandam seu interesse 
de et in predictas terras arrabiles . . . nec in aliqua inde parcella decetero exigere 
clamare seu vendicare poterimus nec debemus quovismodo in futuro . Sed ab 
omni accionem nostre titulo clamei statu demanda et interesse inde sumus penitus 
exclusi imperpetuum per presentes . In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto 
meo prefatus Johannes Nicholas sigillum meum apposui. 

Dato xviij° die Maij annis regni Philippi et Marie Dei gracia Anglie 
HisPANiE Francie utriusque Cicilie Jerusalem et Hibernie Regis et Regine, 
fidei defensorum, archiducum Austrie ducvmi Mediolani Burgundi et Brabant 
comitum Hasburgie Flandrie et Tirollis, tercio et quarto. 

Seal wanting. 

Endorsed — ' Sigillata et deliberata in presentia Johannis Dio Barrou . Jeuan 
Thomas William . et Johaunis ap Hoel cum multis aliis.' 

Decayed in places. The Latin very conupt. 

MCCCCXX. 

SALE OF LANDS IN GLAMORGANSHIRE BELONGINa TO 

TEWKESBURY ABBEY. 

[Harl, MS. 606, Valuatiox and Sale of Crown Laxds, -3-4 Phil. 

AND Mary, 20 April, 1557, Fol. 127b.] 

2 June. 1557. 

CoMITATUS GrLAMORGAN. 

Parcell[a] terrarum et possessionum nuper monasterio de Tewkesbury perti- 
nentium. 



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Llannyssen et Llucyvennfy valent in 
Pirraa mancionis placee pro presbitero de Llanissen cum horreo de 
Llanissen et Llucyveney ac cum terris et pratis eisdem perti- 
nentibus nuper in tenura Ricardi Jones et Johannis ap GrR.' 
modo insimul dimissis Johanni Bawdripp per indenturam ad 
terminum annorum solvendum ad terminum nativitatis beate 
Marie virginis tantum reparacione premissorum ad onus 
firmarii predictorum durante termino predicto per annum . . . iiu"- 
Memorandum the premisses lieth not nere eny the Kings and Quenes 
majestes maners castells honom's or houses whereunto ther majestes have ther 
usuall accesse. Memorandum the number of acres of arrable lond pasture 
meadowe mershe or woodes be unknowen to thauditour. The premisses ben all 
y*^ remain in y® Kings and Quenes majestes handes in the seid countye as 
parceir of the said possessions and is a quillet of the same and not parcell of eny 
maner. Memorandum ther is a lese graunted of the premisses to the said John 
Bawdripp for the terme of xxx. yeres bering date y® xvj. of December the 
xxiij. yere of y'' rayne of y^ late King H. viii"' wherein ben contained certen 
tythes. The fermour is bound to y^ reparac'ons. Ther ben no rentes fees nor 
other chardges goyng out of the premisses nor other thinges to be considered for 
the sale of y^ premisses y* thauditour haue intellygence of . This is the first 
particuler made by me of y*^ premisses. 

Concordat cum recordo et examinata per Robertum Moulton 
deputatum Johannis Osborne auditoris Wallie. 
Secundo die Junii, 1557, "^ The clere yerely value of the premisses 
Rated for Roger Kemys. ) iiu''- whiche rated at xxx. yeres purchase 
amounteth to cxx"' 

The mony to be paid in hand before the xvj. of June next. 
The Elings and Quenes majestes to dischardge, etc. 
The purchaser to dischardge, etc. 



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The tenure in sooage. 

The purchaser to haue thissues, etc. 

The purchaser to be bound, etc. 

The lede belles and advousons to be excepted. 

(Signed) Wi. Petre. E. Waldegrave. Jo. Bakere. 



MCCCCXXI. 

SALE OF LANDS AND TBNEMENTS IN CARDIFF TO 
LEYSON AP EYCE. 

[Harl. MS. 607, FoL. 61b. ; as before, Vol. II.] 

10 JuLY. 1557. 

Comitatus Glamorgan. 

Paroella terrarum cantariarum collegiorum et aliorum hujusmodi misterii in 
comitatu predicto. 

Diversa burgagia cum certis terris et pratis pertinentibus ecclesiae parochialis 
beate Marie in Cardif valent in 

Redditu trium acrarum dimidie terre aiTabilis 
jacentium in Crokerton in tenura Dio Bagh' 
per indenturam per annum ... ... ... xj*- 

Firma sive redditu dimidii imius biu'gagii ibidem 
ac trium acrarum prati in Towdy in tenura 
Willelmi Corre per indenturam per annum . xvj' 
Redditu unius burgagii ibidem in tenura Wil- 

lelmi Corre per indenturam per annum . . . vj^- 



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Redditu unius burgagii ibidem cum vj. aoris prati 
in PoRTEMANSMORE in tenura Edmonde White 
per indenturam per annum ... ... ... vij«- viij'^- 

Redditu unius burgagii ibidem in tenura Wil- 

LELMi YoMAN per indenturam per anniim > . . xvj*^ 

Redditu unius burgagii ibidem in tenura Nicholai 

Haw^kyns per indenturam per annum . . . xu"^- 



XLIIJ'- 

Diversa burgagia pertinentia ecclesie Sancti Johannis in villa de Cardyf 
valent in 

Redditu unius burgagii in Wrotton strete in " 

tenura Morgani Mathewe per annum . . , iij^- 

Redditu unius cotagii juxta Lez hayes in tenura 

Henrici Lychefeld ad voluntatem per annum u^- 
Redditu dimidii burgagii in Northegate strete 

in tenura Thome ap Owen per indenturam per 

annum iij^- iiij'^ 

Redditu unius burgagii juxta Cokestowe in tenura 

LuDowici Bathen per indenturam per annum lu^- 
Redditu duorum burgagiorum in Wrotton lane 

in tenura Mathei Lychefeld per indenturam 

per annum ... ... ... ... ... ijs- 

Redditu unius burgagii in Westlane in tenura 

Jenkyn' Wrenche per indenturam per annum u^- x**- 



XVJ* 13° 



CoMITATUS E.ADNOR, ETC. 

Parochia de Llanbeder, etc. . . ... ... u^- 

Comitatus Monmouth, etc. 
Tredonocke, etc. ... ... ... ... ... xx*^- 

Newport, etc. xj^- 



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Delivered to Leyson ap Ryce ^ Memorandum the premysses lyethe not 
the x*^^- of Jnly, 1557. J nere any the Kinges and Quenes majesties 

manours honours castelles or howses of usuall accesse nor nere any their majesties 
castelles in Wales. 

What leases are oute of the premysses I knowe not. 

There be no rentes reserved ffees or other chardges goinge oute of the same. 

What woodes or underwoodes are upon the premysses I knowe not. 

There remaynythe no more landes in the said paryshes of Llanbeder and 
Tredonock, etc. 

I knowe not who is bounde to t]ie reparac'ons of the premyssez nether of any 
other thinge requysyte to be consideryd in the sale of the same. 

For Leyson ap Rice the 20 of July at xxix. yeres purchase, 1557. 

Concordat cmn recordo, etc. 

xx*""- die Julij, 1557. Rated 1 The clere yerely value of the premyssez 
for Leyson ap Eyce j lxxiij'*- x'^- whioh rated at xxix. yeres pur- 

chase amounteth to cvu"- xiiu''- 

The money to be paid in hand before the iij*^^ of August next. 

The Kinges and Queenes majesties to dischardge, etc. 

The purchaser to dischardge, etc. 

The teanure in socage. 

The purchaser to haue thissues, etc. 

The purchaser to be bound for the woodes. 

The lead belles and advousons to be excepted. 

(Signed) Frauncys Englefild. E. Waldegrave. John Bakere. 



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MCCCCXXII. 

SALE OF LANDS, ETC, LATE BELONGHNe TO MARaAM 

ABBEY TO SIR RYCE MAUNSELL, KNT. 

[Harl. MS. 607, FoL. 108b.] 

27 OcT. 1557. 

COMITATUS Q-LAMORGAN. 

Parcella possessionum nuper monasterii de Margam. 
Laliston valet in 

Redditu unius tenementi cum pertinentiis in tenura 

Valencii ap Mericke qui tenet libere solvendo 

ad festa appostolorum Philippi et Jacobi et 

Sancti Michaelis archangeli equaliter per 

annum iiu'- vj<^- 

Libero redditu unius tenementi vocati Yarroth 

CoRNER in manerio solvendo eisdem 

terminis per annum ... ... ... ... iiu'^- 

Ldbero redditu unius acre terre in tenura 

per annum ... ... ... ... ... iiJ*^- 

Libero redditu unius tenementi in tenura Anne 

Carne per annum ... ... ... ... x'*- 

Libero redditu unius burgagii in tenura Helene 

verghe Tege per annum ... ... ... v'^- 

Redditu unius tenementi nuper in tenura Nicholai 

HoLE et modo in tenura David Molis per 

indenturam datam xviij°- die Julii anno regni 

B.egis nuper Henrici viij. xxvij° Habendum 

sibi et assignatis suis a die confeccionis dicte 

indenture usque ad terminum iiu''^- x*^""- annorum 

extunc proxime sequentium. Keddendo inde 



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annuatim xix*- iiu'^- ultra vij<^- pro x''- feni de 
Llanworth' per annum ... ... ... xix* iiu'^ 

Redditu XV. acrarum terre et unius rode jacentium 
in Marchill' et Button unde xu. acre quondam 
fuerunt in tenura Johannis Watley et resi- 
duum in tenura Jeuaun ap Jeuaun Gt^vynne 
et modo insimull dimisse Johanni ap David 
WiLLAUMS per indenturam datam x"- die 
Novembris anno regni nuper Regis H. viu*'- 
xxij°- pro termino lx** annorum solvendo ad 
terminum predictimi et heriettum cum acciderit 
faciendo eciam sectam cui^ie bis in anno. E,ed- 
dendo eciam annuatim duos capones ad festum 
Natalis Domini tantum ... ... ... vu^- vi j*^- ob. 

Redditu diversarum parcellanim prati et pasture 
in villa et eampis de Laliston in manibus 
Anabilie vergh David per indenturam per 
annum xxj^- vj"^- 

Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Jankyn ap 
Thomas ap Wyllm' Taylour ad voluntatem 
per annum xiiij^- viu*^- 

Redditu vj. acrarum terre et prati in manibus 

Jeuaun ap Thomas ad voluntatem per annum lu^- j"^- 

Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Thome Wat- 

KYNS ad voluntatem per annum ... ... vj^- vij^- 

Redditu imius tenementi in tenura David Johns' 

ad volimtatem per anuum ... ... ... xj^ viij"^ 

Redditu unius tenementi in teuura Dyo ap Philip 

ad voluntatem per annum ... ... ... vij'- 



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Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Johannis 

Thomas Tomlyn ad voluntatem per annum . . . 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Willelmi ap 

Merik' ad voluntatem per annum 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Willelmi 

Thomlin per annum ... 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Georgii 

Mathewe ad voluntatem per annum ... 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Thome Hole 

per annum 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Roberti 

Vaughan ad voluntatem per annum ... 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Hopkyn Dyo 

ad voluntatem per annum 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Willelmi ap 

Wyllam ad voluntatem per annum ... 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Nasshe Wat- 

KiNS ad voluntatem per annum 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Jonet vz. 

Jeuan ad voluntatem per annum 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Alicie 

Mathewe per annum ... 
Redditu unius tenementi in tenura Thome Dio ad 

voluntatem per annum ... 
Perquisita curie ibidem commimibus annis 



jjb. y,l 



xii*^- 

ij^- iiij'^- 

ij-^- 

iiij^- j''- ob. 

xiiij^- viij*^- ob. 

iiij^- x'^- 

Xyd. 

IJ^- 

yS. 

X*- 

rli. 



viij"- xij^- J^- ob. 



Memorandum the premysses lyethe not nere any the Kinge and Quenes 
majesties manours honours castelles or houses whereunto their majesties have 
their usuall' accesse nor nere any their majesties castelles in Wales. 



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The said manour is a manour of it self and parcell' of the said monasterye 
and came to their majesties predecessours handes aboughte anno xxviij°- nuper 
Regis Henrici viij^- by suppression and liethe in a good soyle. 

There remaynythe more of the same possessions in the Kinge and Quenes 
majesties handes within the said shire whiehe dothe amounte to the value of 
xxvj"- xiij^- iiij'^- by yere. 

What parkes, woodes, mynes or other commodities done belonge to the said 
manour or other thinges mete to be considered for the sale of the premysses 
I knowe not. 

This is the first partycler made by me of the said manour. 

Coneordat cum recordo, etc. 
xxvij°- die Octobris, \ For Sir Rice Maunsell' knighte. Eated att xxvj. 
a°- 1557. j yeres purehase to hold in socage. The money to be 

payd within xvj. dayes. 
xxvij"- die Octobris, 1557. Rated for ) The clere yerely value of the pre- 
Sir Hyse Maunsell' knighte. ^ mysses viij'^- xu*- j"^- ob. whiche 
rated att xxvj. yeres purchase amountythe to ccxxiu''- xv^*- lu''- 

The money to be paide in hande before the xiJ*"^ of November next. 

The Kinge and Quenes majesties to dischardge, etc. 

The purchaser to dischardge, etc. 

The teanure in socage. 

The purchaser to haue thissues, etc. 

The purchaser to be bound for the woodes. 

The leade belles and advowsons to be exceptyd. 

(Signed) Will'm Petre. Johx Bakere. E. Waldegrave. 



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MCCCCXXIII. 

EXCHANOE BY WILLIAM AVAN OR DE AN OF LAND IN 
LLANTWIT WITH SIR THOMAS STRADLYNG FOR LAND 
IN LLANTWIT, WITH POWER OF ATTORNEY. 

[G. G. F.] 
24 Feb. 4 AND 5 Phil. and Mary. 1558. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Willelmus Avan alias de An de Lantwit 
in comitatu Glamorgan' generosus in consideratione decem acrarum mihi prefato 
WiLLELMO per Thomam Stradlyng militem datarum et concessarum quarum 
quinque acre jacent in Le Mere Pytt alias Foteland in St. Donates in 
comitatu predicto et alie quinque acre jacent in Lukes Hill alias Rosilian in 
Lantwit in eodem comitatu dedi concessi et hac presenti carta mea confinnavi 
predicto Thome Stradlyng militi sex acras terre jacentes in una clausura vocata 
Pynckland cum pertinenciis in Lantwit predicta nunc in tenura Johannis 
VossE senioris. Habendum et tenendum predictas sex acras terre cum omnibus 
et singulis suis pertinenciis predicto Thome Stradlyng militi heredibus et 
assignatis suis imperpetuum de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per redditus et 
servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta ad solum opus et usum predicti 
Thome Stradlyng militis heredum et assignatorum suorum imperpetuum. Et 
ego vero prefatus Willelmus Avan alias de An et heredes mei predictas sex 
acras terre cum pertinenciis predicto Thome Stradlyng militi heredibus et 
assignatis suis contra nos et heredes nostros warantizabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus per presentes. Et ulterius sciatis me prefatum Willelmum Avan 
alias de An fecisse ordiuasse constituisse et in loco meo posuisse dilectos mihi in 
Christo Johannem Strete et Jankyn Rys meos veros et legitimos attornatos 
conjunctim et divisim ad intrandum et ad possessionem capiendum pro me et in 
nomine meo de et in predictis sex acris terre cum omnibus et singulis suis 
pertinentiis. Et post hujusmodi possessionem sic inde captam et habitam deinde 



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pro me et in nomine meo plenam et pacificam possessionem et seisinam predicto 

Thome Stradlyng militi vel ejus in hac parte attornato deliberandum secundum 

tenorem vim formam et effectum hujus presentis charte mee super hoc confecte . 

Ratum et gratum habentem et habiturum totum et quicquid predicti attomati 

mei nomine meo fecerint vel alter eorum fecerit in premissis. In cujus rei testi- 

monium huic presenti charte mee sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum apud London' vicesimo quarto die Februarii annis regnorum Philippi 

et Marie Dei gratia Anglie Hispaniariim Francie utriusque Cicilie Jerusa- 

LEM et HiBERNiE Regis et Regine fidei defensorum archiducum Austrie ducum 

Burgundie Mediolani et Brabantie comitum Haspurgii Flandrie etTiROLis 

quarto et quinto. Hiis testibus . Willelmo Matho de Radur armigero . 

E.ESO Flemyng de Monton generoso . Jacobo Stradlyng . Johanne 

Stradlyng . Carolo Johns et aliis. 

Seal red wax, an antique bust in profile from a gem. 

Wyll^m A van. 

Endorsed — * Carta Willelmi de Avaii de vj. acris terre in Lantwyt.' 

'St. Donetts.' 



MCCCCXXIV. 

PAPAL DISPENSATION GRANTED BY RAaUNTIUS, CARDINAL 
OF SAINT ANGELO, TO GRIFFITH GRANT AND BLANCHE 
CARNE TO CONTRACT MATRIMONY, ALTHOUOH RE- 
LATED TO EACH OTHER WITHIN THE FOURTH DEGREE. 

[Carne MS.] 

1 April. 3 Paul IV. 1558. 

Raguntius miseratione divina Sancti Angeli presbiter cardinalis dilectis 
in Christo Griffith Q-rante laico et Blanchee Carne mulieri ambobus 
Landavensis diocesis salutem in domino. Oblate nobis nuper pro parte vestra 



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petitionis series eontinebat quod vos alias desiderantes prout adhuc ex certis 
rationabilibus causis desideratis invicem matrimonialiter copulari sponsalia inter 
vos per verba de futuro forsan contraxistis sed quia quarta consanguinitatis 
gradu invicem estis conjuncti desideriura vestrum in hao parte adimplere non 
potestis dispensatione apostolica super hoo non obtenta. Quare supplicari fecistis 
humiliter vobis super his per sedem apostolicam misericorditer provideri. Nos 
igitur auctoritate domini Pape cujus penitentiarie curam gerimus et de ejus 
speciali raandato super hoc vive vocis oraculo nobis facto vobiscum quod impedi- 
mento quarte consanguinitatis gradus hujusmodi non obstante matrimonium inter 
vos per verba de presenti publice contrahere illudque si volueritis in facie ecclesie 
solemnizare et in eo postmodum remanere libere et licite possitis et valeatis 
tenore presentium misericorditer dispensamus. Dummodo tu Blanchea propter 
hoc ab aliquo capta etc deceruentem. 

Datum RoME apud Sanctumpetrum sub sigillo offioii penitentiarie kalendas 
Aprilis pontificatus domini Pauli iiij anno tertio. A. Gaillart. 

The seal is gone, the folded parchment to which the oord was attached having 
been cut out so as to remove a portion of the instrument with the huUa appended 
to it. This document is engrossed upon vellum, in a clear Italian chancery hand. 

This is Raguntius Farnese, Archbisriop of Naples in 15i4; Cardinal Presbyter of S. Angelo 'in foro 
Piscium,' in 1645 ; Grand Penitentiary and Graud Prioi' of Malta. The document is issued by him in his 
capacity of Penitentiary of the Holy Roman Churcb. 

Blanche Carne was a daughter of Richard ap Howell hen Carne of Nash, by a daughter of Sir Rice 
Mansel of Oxwich. Griffith Grant, the other party, was of Tresiggin, or Sigginston, a place near Nash ; 
and so called from a family named Sigt^^in, who probably came into the country late in the twelfth or early 
in the thirteenth centurj^ The name appears in an early survey of Cardiff. 



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MCCCCXXV. 

KOYAL GRANT TO SIR RICE MAUNXELL, KNT., OF FEEE 
WARRENS IN HIS MANORS OF MARGAM, ETC, AND 
LICENCE TO IMPARK WITHIN THE MANOR OF MARGAM. 

[Margam Charter.] 
4 JiNE. 4 and o Phil. and Mary. 1558. 

Phillipus et Maria Dei gratia Rex et Regina Axglie Hispaniarum Francie 
utriusque Sicilie Jerusalem et Hibernie fidei defensores archiduces Austrie 
duces Burgundie Mediolani et Branantie comites Haspurgi Flandri^ et 
Tirolis omnibus ad quos presentes littere pervenerint salutem. 

Sciatis quod nos de gracia nostra speciali ac ex certa scientia et mero motu 
nostris concessimus et licenciam dedimus ac per presentes concedimus et licenciam 
damus pro nobis et heredibus nostris quantum in nobis est dilecto et fideli 
servienti nostro Riceo Maunxell' militi et heredibus suis quod ipsi imperpetuum 
habeant liberas warrennas ad libitum et voluntatem suam iu omnibus et siugulis 
maueriis suis de Margan, Havord Porte, Pyle, Horgro, Llanvehangell', 
Llangewythe in comitatu nostro Glamorgan' ac alibi in comitatu predicto in 
omnibus et singulis dominiis terris boscis et aquis suis eisdem maneriis aut 
eorum alicui spectantibus sive pertinentibus et parcum centum acrarum prati 
pastm-e et vasti infra manerium predictum de Margan et omnes ffranchesias et 
libertates ad liberam warrennam et parcum pertinentes, ac omnia et singula 
premissa superius expressa et specificata et warrennam inde facere possit et 
possint et predictas centum acras teiTe imparcare et cum palis sepibus et fossatis 
includere et parcum inde facere possit et possint . Et quod ipsi et heredes sui 
habeant liberam warrennam in omnibus et singulis dominiis maneriis terris 
boscis et aquis suis supradictis . Ita quod nuUus intret in parcum vel warrennam 
predictos ad fugandum vel venandum in eis vel ad aliquod inde capiendum quod 



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ad parcum vel warrennam pertinet sine licencia et voluntate ipsius Ricei 
Maunxell' vel heredum suorum super forisfaoturam nostram decem librarum 
dumtamen maneria bosci terre et aque illi non sunt infra metas et bondas 
alicujus foreste sive chasee nostre. Quare volumus et flrmiter precipimus quod 
idem Riceus et heredes sui habeant et teneant ad libitum et voluntatem suam 
parcum et warrennam predictos. Ita quod nullus intret in parcum vel warrennam 
illos ad fugandum aut venandum in eis vel aliquid inde capiendum quod ad 
parcum vel warrennam pertineat sine licencia ipsius Ricei vel heredum suorum 
sub forisfactura nostra decem librarum ut predictum est. Eo quod expressa 
mencio de vero valore annuo aut de certitudine premissorum sive alicujus eorum 
aut de aliis donis sive concessionibus eidem Riceo per nos ante hec tempora factis 
in presentibus minime facta existit aut aliquo statuto aotu ordinacione sive 
provisione incontrarium facto edito sive proviso non obstante. In cujus rei 
testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Testibus nobis ipsis apud 
Westmonasterium quarto die Junii annis regnorum nostrorum quarto et 
quinto. 
Per breve de privato sigillo, etc. 

GrR. GoRDELL*. 

Fragmentary grcat seal of Philip and Mary, in bronze-green wax, appended 
by a green and white floss-silk cord. 

Endorsed — ' A graunt of a ffrewaren to Sir Rice Manxell, Knight.' 



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MCCCCXXYI. 

SALE OF LANDS, ETC, IN THE MANOR OF SULLEY, BAERY 
ISLAND, ETC, TO SIR THOMAS STRADLINGE, KNT. 

[Brit. Mus., Harl. MS. 608, Fol. 39b.] 

28 JuNE. 1558. 

COMITATUS GlaMORGAN. 

Parceir terrarum et possessionam Jasperis nuper ducis Bedeford'. 
Manerium de Sulley in comitatu predicto valet in 

Firma tocius manerii de Sulley predicti cum pertinenciis 
sic ad firmam dimissi Willelmo comiti Pembrochie per 
nomen Willelmi Herberte militis per litteras domini 
nuper Regis Henrici viij'''- patentes datas apud West- 
monasterium xij"""- die Marcij anno regni sui xxxvi*''- 
Habendum a ffesto Sancti Michaelis archangeli tunc 
ultimo preterito usque flBnem termini xxj'"''- annorum 
extunc proximo sequencium Reddendo inde ad ffesta 
annunciationis beate Marie virginis et Sancti Michaelis 
archangeli equaliter xx'"- xu^- viij '• ultra lxj° de redditu 
cujusdam insule sine warrenne vocate the ilande of Barrey 
parcell' ejusdem manerii concesse per dominum nuper 
Regem Edwardum vj*"™- prefato comiti heredibus et 
assignatis suis imperpetuum prout in eisdem litteris 
patentibus ejusdem nuper Regis datis apud Westmonas- 
terium x"^"- die Julij anno regni sui primo patet per 

annum xx'»- xij=- viij"^- 

Memorandum the premisses lye uot nere any the Kinge and Quenes majesties 
mannours honours castelles or howses whereunto their majesties have theii* usuall 
accesse. Also the same is a mannour of it selfe and parcell of the said late 
duke's possessious. 



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What parke or parkes leases woodes or mines done apperteynynge to the 
premisses I do not knowe — other then the lease before named. 

Jenkyn Carn hathe possessyoun of the said fEearme and lease as executour to 
WiLLiAM Carn who had the same at the said Erle of Pembrokes handes and 
payeth for the same the said yerely rent of xx"- xu^- viij*^- 

This ys the flfirste particuler made by me of the premisses. 

xxviij"- Junij 1558. Sir Thomas Stradlinge knight xxv"- payment within 

X. dayes. 

Concordat cum recordo, etc, as before. 

xxviij°- die Junij 1558. Ratyd for | The olere yerely value of the pre- 

Sir Thomas Stradlinge, knight. i misses xx"- xu*- viu*^- whiche rated at 
xxv"- yeres purchase amountythe to dxv^'- xvj^- viij"*- 

The money to be payed within x. dayes next. 

The Kinges and Uuenes majesties to dyschardge the purchaser of all thinges 
and incumbraunces made or done by their majesties except leases. 

The purchaser to dyscharge the Kinge and Uuenes majesties of all ffees and 
reprises goinge out of the premisses. 

The tenure in chyef by knightes servyce. 

The purchaser to have thissues f rom the Seaste of St. John Baptiste laste paste. 

The purchaser to be bounde for the woodes. 

The leade belles and advousons to be exceptyd. 

(Signed) E. Waldegrave. Jo. Bakere. Wa. Myldemaye. 



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MCCCCXXVII. 

SALE OF MANORS OF ROSSYLLIE, LLANDIMORE, LLAN- 
RIDIAN, WYBLEY, ETC, PARCELL OF THE JOINTURE 
OF THE LATE DAME CATHERINE EDaCOMBE, TO 
RICE ORIFFITH. 

[Brit. Mus., Harl. MS. 608, Fol. 72b.] 

12 JuLY. 1558. 

COMITATUS GlAMORGAN. 

Parcell' junoture nuper domine Katherine Edgcombe existentis quondam 
parcell' possessionum Recei Griffiffithe (sic) armigeri attincti. 
Manerium de Rossyllie Llandimore et Llanridian valet in 
Redditu assise liberorum tenentium ibidem per 

annum ... ... ... ... ... iiu''- x^- vi*^- ob. quad. 

Redditu tenenoium ad voluntatem ibidem per 

annum ... ... ... ... ... xxxj"- lu*- j*^- 

Perquisita curie ibidem communibus annis . . . xx^- 



xxxvj'*- xiu^ vij*^ ob. quad. 
Repris' in 

Redditu resoluto extra dictum manerium ad 

dominum de Gower per annum ... ... xx*- 

Et remanent clai'e per annum ... ... ... xxxv"- xiu*- vu*^- ob. quad. 

Manerium de Wybley in comitatu predicto valet in 
Redditu assise liberorum tenencium ibidem per 

annum xl^- ob. quad. 

Redditu tenencium ad voluntatem ibidem per 

annum ... ... ... ... ... ix"- xv^- viu'- ob. 

Perquisita curie ibidem communibus annis . . . vj^- viu*^- 

xu"- ij^- v^- quad. 



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E.epri8' in 

Redditu resoluto extra manerium predictum ad 

dominum de E.aynoldston per annum ... x^- 
Et remanent clare per annum ... ... ... xj^- xu^- v*^- quad. 

Manerium de Cregtjrwen valet in 

Redditu liberorum tenencium manerii predicti 

per annum ... ... ... ... ... xxxj^- 

Redditu tenencium ad voluntatem ibidem per 

annum ... ... ... ... ... xx^- 



Ll^ 



Repris' in 

Redditu quieto exeunte de manerio predicto ad 

dominum de Gowre per annum ... ... xu^- 

Et remanent olare per annum ... ... ... l^- 

xij™°- Julij 1558. Ric' Q-RiFFETHE Esq. ) Summa totalis valoris maneriorum 

xxiiij. payment within xx. dayes. j predictorum xlix'*- xvj^- quad. 
Memorandum that the premisses are no parcell of any honour lordeshipp or 
mannour but are entyere of them selfe and the Kinge and Quenes majesties 
have no more landes within the sayd mannour other then are above said as in the 
right of the foresayd Rice Gtryffythe and they lye within the lordeshippe of 
GowRE which ys the inherytance of William Erle of Worcestor. Also the 
premisses lye not nighe any of the Kinge and Uuenes majesties howses castelles 
forestes parkes and chases whereunto they have eny accesse or repayre. 

Also the premisses be chardged accordinge to a survey made by one William 
ap RicE Lloyd who was sometymes stuarde and baylyffe to the lady Edgecombe 
by vertue of a letter from my lorde treasorer to him and others directyd for 
that purpose. 

Also what woodes mynes or quarres or other commodytyes be incydent to the 
same I knowe not. 



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Also I do not know of enye other estates that the tenauntes there have more 

then before be menc'oned. 

Ex"'" per me Robertum Multon 

Deputatum Johannis Osborne 

Auditoris Wallie. 

XI j"- die Julij, 1558. Rated for ) The clere yerely value of the premisses 

RiCHARDE Gryffythe Esquyer. j xlix"- xvi'- j'^- which rated at xxiiu*'- 

yeres purchase amountythe to mciiij^^- xv^'- vj^- 

The money to be paid within xx"- dayes next comynne. 

The Kinge and Quenes^majesties to dyschardge, eto. 

The purchaser to dyschardge, etc. 

The teanure of the mannour of Rossilie Liandymore and Llanridian and 

the manour of Wybley aforesayd, in chyef by knightes servyce, And the 

mannour of Cregurwene aforesayd in socage. 

The purchaser to have thissues, etc. 

The purchaser to be bounde for the woodes. 

The leade belles and advousons to be exceptyd. 

(Signed) 

Tho. Cornewalleys. E. Waldegrave. Wi. Petre. Wa. Myldmate. 

[Brit. Mus., Harl MS. 608, Fol. 96.] 
Another copy of the previous schedule, with unimportant variations, with the 
foUowing euding, by which it would appear that the sale to Rich. 
Gryffythe was not carried out. 
yjti. Novembris 1559 solde to Anthonye Manxwell accordinge to the Quenes 
warraunte. 

vj'"- die Novembris 1559. Eatyd for \ The clere yerely value of the 

Anthony Maunxwell Esquyer ) premisses xlix"- xvj^- j"^- which 

ratyd at xx**- yeres purchase by vertue of y^ Quenes majesties warraunte dated 



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the xxij''''- daye of Auguste in ye v"'- and vj*^- yeres of the Kiuge and Uuenes 
majesties raygnes amountythe to ix°- iiu^^- xvj''- xx'^- 

The money to be paid videlicet d''- in hand before the inselinge of the lettres 
patentes of the forsaid Anthony Manxweix Esqr. And the rest to be paid by 
y^ somme of one hundrethe poundes yerely at or before every ffeaste of St. 
Mychell tharch[a]ungell. The firste payment to begin at the ffeaste of 8t. 
MiCHELL tharchaungell in the yere of our Lorde God 1559 till the said overplus 
be fuUy contentyd and payd to the Kiuge and Q,uenes Majesties. 

The Kinge and Uuenes majesties to dyschardge the purchaser of all thinges 
and incumbraunces liiade or done by their majesties excepte leases. 

The purchaser to dischardge the Kinge and Q-uenes majesties of all ffees and 
reprises going out of the premisses. 

The teanure of the manors of Rossylly Llandimore Llanridian and 
Webley in cheyf by the xl"- parte of one knightes ffee. And the manour of 
Cregorwen in socage by vertue of the Uuenes majesties warrante. 

The purchaser to have thissues from the ffeaste of thannuncyacone of our ladie 
laste paste by vertue of the Quenes majesties warrante aforesayd. 

The purchaser to be bounde for the woodes by vertue of the said warraunte. 

The leade belles and advousons to be exceptyd. 

A bonde to be taken for the somme of iiu'^- iiu^'^- xvj''- xx''- 

(Signed) Edwarde Waldegrave. Willm' Cordell. Wa. Myldmaye. 



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MCCCCXXVIII. 

COREECTED DEAFT OP THE WILL OF SIE EICE MAUNXELL, 
KNIGHT, EATIFYING, EXPLAININQ, AND ADDING TO, 
HIS WILL OF 20th DECEMBEE, 1 MAEY, 1553, 

[Margam Charter.] 
18 Sept. 5 AND 6 Phil. and Mary. 1558. 

In the name of Grod Amen the Eightene daje of September in the fyvethe 

and syxt yeres of the Eeigne of our Soueraigne lord and lady Kyng Phelipp' 

and Quene Marye and in the yere of our lord Grod a thowsand fyve hundrethe 

fyftie and eight' I Eice Maunxell' knight beyng perfytt in mynde and 

remembraunce do make and ordeyne my last will and Testament in maner and 

forme ffoUowinge . That is to saye fyrst I comende and bequethe my Soule to 

Allmyghtie God to our Blessed Ladye and to all the hoUe Compeny of heaven. 

Item I do by this present Testament ratyfye and confyrme the will quarter- 

pertityte by myne owne hande signed and sealed whereof twoo partes thereof 

remaynethe in myne owne custody and one of the other twoo partes remaynethe 

in the handes and custody of my Lord Shandoyes^ and the other parte remay- 

nethe in the handes and custody of Dame Mary Dorell' nowe maryed to 

Mr. Henry Ffoscue all which partes bearethe one date that ys to saye the xx***- 

daye of December in the first yere of the reigu of our Soueraign lady Quene 

Mary aceordinge to the tenewer intente efiecte and true meanynge thereof 

without alterynge any parte or artycle therin, and I will that thone parte of the 

said twoo partes of my said will nowe remaynyng in myne owne custody shall 

immediatly after my decease be delyuerid to my sonne Edwarde Maunxell' 

and remane in his custody and the other parte to remayne in the custody and 

kepynge of my sonne Anthony Maunxell'. 

Item I will that my sonne Edward Maunxell' shall oontente and paye the 
full and entier som of iiu. Cli. at the font in the Cathedrall Churche of St. Pole 



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in LoNDON at the feast of the Anuncyacion of our Lady next after my deathe 
or els 80 sone as the same somme of iiu. GIL maj be conveniently levijd of the 
rents and profEets of all' my lands lesses and ffarmis due at Michaelmas and of 
all' my debts and dewties and allso of all' my gouds and catalls to my sonne 
Anthony Maunxell and towardes the payment thereof I will he shall receyve 
and take upp' all the said rentes and revenues and proffyttes of all and synguler 
my manours landes tenements leases and fermes whatso euer they be due vnto 
me the said Sir Eyce Maunxell knyght now at the feast of Saynt Mychell 
tharcheangell beyng in the year of our lord Grod a thowsand fyve hundreythe 
fyftie and eighte and allso all and synguler debtes aud dueties whatsoeuer they 
be due and payable to me the said Sir Ryce Maunxell' and yf the said rentes 
revenues and proffyttes debtes and dueties do not amounte to the somme of fotire 
hundrethe poundes then I will that my said sonne Edward Maunxell do levie 
and make of all my goodes and catells that nowe I haue as moche money as 
shall wante of the said somme of ccccli, 

Also I gyve and bequethe to my sayd sonne Anthony Maunxell' twoo 
hundrethe and fyftie poundes to be payd unto hym in manour and forme 
followynge viz., yerly fyftie poundes at the feast of Phelipp' and Jacobe at the 
ffont in the parisshe churche of Margam in the countie of G-lamorgan betwyne 
the houres of ix. and xu. of the clocke in the fore noon' of the saime day vntill 
suche tyme as the fuU somme of ccL.lt. be fullj'- paid. 

Item I will bequethe and devyse to my said sonne Anthony Maunxell' all 
those my landes tenementes with all and singuler their appurtenaunces comenly 
callyd Crostey and all [and] singuler other my landes and Tenementes by 
whate name or names soeuer they be called and knowen scytuat lyinge and 
beynge within the Lordshipp of Talvan in the countie of Glamorgan To haue 
and to howld all and synguler the premysses with thappurtenaunces vnto the 
said Anthony Maunxell' his heyres and assygnes for ever. 



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Item I gyve and bequethe to my said sonne Anthony Maunxell' 
all that my fferme or ffermes callyd Boverton alias Berton' fferme 
and Lantwythe with all the stoeke and store nowe goynge in and vpon 
the same and all that my myll' callyd Lantwytt Mill' with all my 
ryght tytle estate and terme of yeres that I hane to comme in the premysses or 
in any parte or parcell therof, together with the leasses ond wryttynges that I 
haue concerninge the same or any of the same. Also I gy\e and bequethe to 
my said sonne Anthony all my estate tytle interest and terme of yeres that I 
haue of in and to the parsonages of Lantwytt, Lanblythian, Lanttryssent, 
Pennmerke, and CARDYrr with the tythes of corne and haye perteynyng to the 
Chappell' of Saynt Donett, and all my estate terme tytle and interest 
that I haue in any parsonages rectories tythes glebe landes ofErynges profEytes 
and commodyties of the demyse graunte and lesse of the late Abbott and covent 
of the late supressed monastery of Teavxbury together with the dedes leasses and 
wryttynges conceminge the same parsonadges tythes and other the premisses or 
any of them. 

Item I will that my said sonne Edward Maunxell' shall yerely receyve and 
take all the rentes revenues yssues and proffyttes of all my manours landes 
lesses ffarmis and tenemeutes within the countie of Gtlamorgan or els where 
within the realme of England the which shall or ought to reuerte dyscende 
and come to hym after my decease excepte the Sc}i;ie and parte of Margan and 
the demeanse of the same and excepte the Joynter of Dame Jane Maunxell, 
wyff to the said Edward Maunxell and suche landes and tenementes as Mary 
Ffoscue late wyf of Phelipp Maunxell deceased hathe apoynted to and 
bequethed vnto her for terme of her lyfE by me the said Sir Ryce Maunxell.' 
And also I will notwithstandynge mj f ormer bequest to my said sonne Anthony 
that the said Edward Maunxell' shall receyve levie and take aU the yerely 
rentes yssues and proffyttes of all and synguler the landes ffermes milles 
and parsonages before bequethed to the said Anthony Maunxell savinge 



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alwajs the ccl/?. beffore bequethed mito hym and also saving vnto the said 
Anthony xxli. yerely of the said landes and ffermes bequethed vnto hym to 
receyve and take to his owne use for his lyvynge and fyndynge and to be 
assigned unto him by . . . . Stradling knight and .... Bassett esquier And I 
wyll that the said Edward shall receyve the rentes and ffarmes aforesaid 

after such yerely rat' and value as the said Stradling knight and 

Bassett esquier shall value the said moneys lands lesses and ffarmis unto with- 
out imparyinge the stockes of any of them in anywyse or at any tj^me, and 
without settyng lettynge grauntynge ouer or incombrynge them or any of 
them for any longer time or terme then for so longe tyme as he ys appoynted by 
this will to receyve and take the rentes ffarmes and proffyttes of the same and 
of the stoke goyng upon the same for thys intent and vntyll such tyme as he 
the said Edward Maunxell shall or may convenyently levie and make so 
moche money of the rentes yssues and proffyttes of all the said landes and 
ffermes and the said stocke as well which he himself shall have as which be 
bequethyd to my sonne Anthony excepte before exceptyd atter the rat' and 
value aforsaid as will' disoharg' content aud pay all' the legacies and 
bequestis except such' legacies as be gevin and appointed to eny' person' for 
terme of liffes After which somme of money so levyed and made or after the 
tyme the same myght haue ben' levyed and made wyth the profSttes of the 
said manours lands tenementes lesses ffarmis and all the premissis after the 
rat' and value aforsaid I will my sonne Anthony shall haue hys landes 
leases ffermes and milles in suche forme and sorte as I have before bequethed 
them vnto hym. 

I will give and bequethe to my doughter Mary Maunxell the somme of 
syxe hundrythe markes of good and lawfull money of England to be payd vnto 
her at the day of her mariage or as sone after as the same may be levyed of the 
yerly rentes yssues and proffyttes of all the manours lands tenementes ffermes 
mylles and leases aforesaid. And yf my said daughter Mary happen to dye 

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before she be maxyed then I will that foure hundrethe markes parcell of the said 
vj'=- marks shall be payd to suche persons by my said sonne Edward Maunxell 
his executours or assignes and in suche sorte and fonne as my said doughter 
Mary shall will the same to be payd vnto and the other u. hundreth markes I 
will to my daughters Katheryn Bassett and Blyzabethe Morgans to euery of 
them one hundrethe markes. 

Item I will to my nyse Mary Maunxell doughter to my brother Phelipp* 
Maunxell' the somme of one hundrethe markes of good and lawfuU money of 
England to be paid vnto her at the day of her mariage ouer and besydes the 
bequeste made to her by her father. 

Item I will to my nevew Harry Maunxell the sonne of Phelipp' Manxell 
aforsaid xli. 

Item I will to my nevew Gteorge Maunxell the somme of vjlt. xii.js. uud. 

Item I will my nevews Thomas Maunxell . Leonard Maunxell . 
Edward Maunxell . and William Maunxell to euery of them the somme of 
luli. vjs, viijf/. 

Item I will to my nyce Elizabethe Love the somme of ujli. vjs. viijc/. 

Item I will my nyce Margett wyff of Rycharu John' David Morgan* 
Elynor wyf of EiANDULPHE Purcell' aud Katheryn' wyff of Rychard ap 
Owen' to euery of them one rygge of gold of the value of xx-s. 

Item I will to my nevews that is to saye to Arnold Bassett and William 
Fflemynge the somme of xxviu/?'. to be paid in maner and forme foUowinge 
that ys to say to euery of them bothe yerely xls. at the feast of St. Mychell 
tharchaungell or within xxx"- dayes after vntyll they of the said somme of 
xxviij//. be fully satysfyed and payd the fyrst payment of the said xxviij//. to 
begyn at the feast of St. Michell tharchaungell next and immedyaitly after my 
decease. 

Item I will to my syster Fflemynge the somme of xli. 
Item I wlU to my nevew Rychard Owyn' the somme of xli. 



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Item I will to Harry Rogers the somme of v/?. 

Item I will to Harry Rogers wyff luli. vjs. viuc/. 

Item I will to Elizabethe the somme of xls. 

Item I will to Thomas Lewys of the Whyte more the somme of xx«. 

Item I will to G^ytto Johns' the somme of vjs. viij^i'. 

Item I will to Hopkyn Here and his wyff the somme of vjs. \iijd. 

Item I will to Gtytto Gtough' aad hys wyf ' the somme of vjs. viurf, 

Item I will to John' Lewys the somme of xx.s. 

Item I will to William John's the somme of vj.s. \iijd. 

Item I will to Yorathe Gytto the somme of vj.s. ynud. 

Item I will to Alys of the Towen vjs. \iijd. 

Item I will to Sicile' Hugh' the somme of luli. \js. \iijd. 

Item I will to Mres. Jane Lewys a gowne of taffyta which was my wyfe's 
and xxs. in money. 

Item I will my sarvauntes Ryce Edwardes and Jeuan Jankyn to euery of 
them fyve markes. 

Item I will to all the rest of my howsholde sarvauntes their wages due vnto 
them at the tyme of my deeease be well and truely payd vnto them and one yeres 
wages more to euery of them the same yeres wages more to be payd in so con- 
venyent tyme as the same may be levyed ouer and besydes one lyuerie cotte to 
eche of them. 

Item I will to aU my sarvauntes reteynours xs. a pyce and a lyuerie cotte to 
euerye of them. 

Item I will to my sarvaunt Thomas ap Hoell one annuytie of xls. by the 
yere durynge hys lyffe. 

Item I will and bequethe to my sarvaunt Randulphe Purcell one annuytie 
of XLS. by the yere durynge his lyffe. 

Item I will and bequethe to my sarvaunte Davyd Thomas Lloyd one annuytie 
of XLS. by the yere duryng his lyile. 



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Item I will and bequethe to James Pattice one annuytie of xxs. by the yeare 
duryng his lyff'. 

Item I wyll and bequeth to Wylliam Towe one annuite of xxs. duriug his 

lyff'. 

Item I will and bequethe to the vicearre of Lantwytt that nowe ys the 
somme of xls. 

Item I gyve and bequethe to be bestowed one the poore people of the paryshe 
of Margan the somme of v/i. to be bestowyed and devydyd at the dyscrescion 
of my sonne Edward Maunxell'. 

Item I gyye and bequethe to euery howsholder of the poorest people of the 
paryshes of Clarkenwell St. Anne our Lady Stamyndes (?) and of the paryshe 
of Lytle St. Barthollomewes xjjd. a pec'. 

Item I gyve and bequethe to the churche of Margan' the somme of vli. 

Item I gyve and bequethe to the churche of St. Hillary the somme of xls. 

Item I gjye and bequethe to the churche of Marcrosse the somme of xx-s. 

Item I will to the churche of Llantrythyd the somme of xxs. 

Item I gyve and bequethe to y° churche of Oxwyche the somme of xx*'. 

Item I gyve and bequethe to the churche of Penryce the somme of xxs. 

Item I will and bequethe to the churche of Nicholaston the somrae of xxs. 

Item I will to the churche of Porteynon the somme of xxs. 

Item I gyve and bequethe to the Lady Jane Maunxell wyff to my saiJ 
sonne Edward Maunxell' an' vpper abjdament of goldsmythes woorke a 
gowne of purple cloth' of silver a gowne of grene velett and a gowne of blacke 
velett. 

Item I gyve and bequethe to my doughter Katheryn Bassett a gowne of 
blacke damaske and an ale cuppe with a cover of silver gilt'. 

Item I gyve and bequethe to my doughter Elsabeth Morgan a gowne of 
daraaske and an alle eupp' with a cover of silver gilt. 



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Item I gyve aiid bequeth to my daughter Mary Maunxell a crymson velett 
gow[n]e the seconde blaeke velett gowne that were mj wyves and a sattan 
gowne a testar of a bedd of purple damaske with the furnyture of the same bedd 
with curtens paned with yolow saten and crymsen' velett withe the fetherbed 
bolster and all other furnytur belongying to the same a deymond. poynted which 
the quenes majestie gave to my wyffe a broche with a crosse of turkyses a tablett 
layd with stones and a peare of bedes of gold with an ale cupp and a couer of 
silver and gilt and my wyffes wedinge brugge. 

Item I will and bequethe to my sonne Anthony Maunxell a testar of a bed 
of tawny velett a testar and curtens of a bedd of russett and yolowe satan with 
the fPurniture of the said bed an ale cuppe with a cover of silver and my wyffes 
sygnet rynge. 

Item I gyyQ and bequethe to my nyce Elizabethe Hopkyns agowne of black' 
damaske. 

Item I gyye aud bequethe to my nyce Mary Maunxell one gowne of taffitae 
and a tablett which was my wyffes. 

Item I gyve and remytte to David Lewis vj//. xiij.s-. iiud. which he ought me. 

Item I gyve and remytt to Hugh' David ap Jeuan xlvjs. viud. which he 
ought me all which legacyes and bequestes I will the said Edward Maunxell 
shall truely paye and dyscharge as sone and in as convenyent tyme as the same 
may or can be leuiid and paid. 

Item I gyye bequethe and devyse to my sonne in lawe William Bassett all 
that my howse and garden sett lyinge and beinge in the Oastell Bayly of 
Cardyef nowe or late in the tenure and oceupaeion of one Roger Baylye to 
haue and to hold the same to hym and to his heirs ffor euer. 

Item I gyye and bequethe to my said doughter Mary Maunxell immedyatly 
ffrome and after my decesse all the yerely rentes revenues and yerely liermes 
proffyttes and comodyties whate soeur they be comynge growynge rysinge or 
renewinge in and vpon my manor of Laleston with all and synguler theii* 



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appurtenaunces sett lyinge and beynge in the countie of Glamorgan and of in 
and vpon my fEerme and myll comenly callyd Tuckandie with the proffyttes of 
the stocke goinge and beynge vpon the same sett and beynge in the said countie 
of Glamorgan or in and vpon any parte or parcell' therof without selling 
mynisshing and imparing the same stocke for and towardes her fyndyng and 
meyntenauntes durynge all the time that she shall be sole and vnmaryed. 
And as sone as and immedyately after my said doughter Mary ffortune to be 
maried or happen to dye before she be maryed as Q-od forbede, then I will as- 
well the yerely rentes revenues profFyttes and comod} ties of my said manour of 
Lalfston with thappurtenaunces as all the yerely reutes reveuues proffyttes and 
eomodyties commynge rysynge and growynge in and vpon my fferme and mill 
callyd TucKANDYE or any parte or parcell therof and the stocke going vi^on the 
same for and duryng the terme of xx*'^- yeres next and imedyatly followinge the 
decesse or mariage of my said doughter Mary as aforesaid to be imployed and 
bestowed by my sonne Edward Maunxell' and yf he dye durynge the said terme 
of xx"°- [yeres] then by the executours or admynystratours of hym in the 
fyndynge and mayntenauntes of one honest and lerned man to teache [i]nstrucke 
and brynge vpp' in learnynge the chylderne of bothe my sonnes Edward and 
Anthony and the chylderne of my doughter Mary yf they happen to haue any, 
and the sonnes of my doghters nephews and neces, and three or foure of the 
aptest chylderne of m}' tenauntes all which chyldeme aswell of my said sonnes 
and douf^hters neces and nephews as of my tenauntes to be taughte within such 
convenient plas within the town off Margan as shall seme good to my said 
sonne and to be founde att the proper costes and charges of their parentes con- 
eernynge their diet and apparell and I will that my said sonne and heir Edward 
Maunxell his heyres and assignes shall wyllingly suffer the said honest and 
learned man to teache in the said place and also the said chyldeme ffrely to 
comme and be at scole there durynge all the said tyme and terme of xx^'- yeres 
and helpp further and mayntayne the kepynge of the said learned man and also 



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the instructjnge and teachynge of the said chylderne. And after the deathe or 
mariage of my said doughter and the expjT.'ynge and endinge of the said terme 
of xx"®- yeres then I will that all my said Manour or Lordshipp' of Laleston' 
with all the partes parcelles membres appurtenaunces and comodyties therof 
shall dysend to my said sonne Edward Maunxell and to his heyres f or euer. 
And all the yeres and terme then remaynynge in the said fferme of Tuckandye 
and the stocke of the same to remayne and be to my said sonne Edward 
Maunxell and hys assygnes. 

Item I will and bequethe to my said sonne Edward Maunxell all that my 
leas and terme of yeres yet endurynge which I have in the fferme of Nasshe 
Clayhall' and Bakers Land which I hold of Sir Thomas Stradlynge knight 
of his Manour of Nasshe with all thappurtenaunces sett lyinge and beynge in 
the countie of Gtlamorgan with all the stocke and store goynge in and vpon the 
same. 

Item I gyye bequethe and devyse my howse or howses garden or gardens 
which are scytuat and lyinge within a place callyd the Castell Bayly of 
Cardyff in the countie of Glamorgan lately callyd Portalen's landes to my 
sonne Edward Maunxell and his heyres. 

Item I gyve and bequethe to my said souues Edward Maunxell and 
Anthony Maunxell all that my leas and terme that I have yet to comme of 
and in one howse scytuat and lyinge in the Olde Bayly in London with all 
rentes and proffyttes thervnto belonginge. 

Item I will and bequethe the holle admynystracion of all the goodes cattells 
dettes and legaces and thexecusion of the hole will and testament of my brother 
Phelipp Maunxell' and the admynystracion of all such goodes and cattells 
moveable and vnmovable wiche there his and that late was my syster Anne 
Maunxell wydow deceased executrix of the last will and testament of my said 
brother Phelipp' in as ample and large maner as yt hathe ben' to my {i.e., me) 
comytted and yeven so I comytt my interest and aucthorytie therein to my 



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sonne Edward Maunxell' for the better expedycyon and performance of this 
my laste will and testament I will' that all the rest of my goodes cattels debts plate 
leases and other thynges not before bequethed I gyve and bequethe to my sonne 
Edward Maunxell whome I ordeyne macke and appoynte my sole executour 
wylling hym to se this my testament trewly and faythefully performyd in euery 
behalf and in euery artycle and clawse conteyned therein. And I humbly 
beseche and desj^re the ryght honourable the lord Pagett- now lord Pryvie 
seale the Lord Vicount Mountague^ Sir John Maison and Sir Thomas 
Stradlyng knightes to be ouerseers of my said will, To whome I will that rea- 
lacion be made by the said Sir Thomas Stradlenge . . . William Bassett 
esquier of theyr doinges concemynge the survaying and v[aluing] of all my 

manours landes tenementes and farmes as abouesaid and the said sonne to 

use the advyse and councell in all thynges concernyng the same as to my 
sayd shalbe thought good. 

(1) Edmund Bruges, K.G., 2nd Baron Chandos'. 

(2) Sir William Paget. K.G., Ist Baron Paget of Beaudesert. 

(3) Anthony Brown, K.G., Ist Viscount Montague. 

MCCCCXXIX. 
IMPEEFECT RECOED OF A LAWSUIT BETWEEN [THE CROWN 
AND] WILLIAM HERBERT, EARL OF PEMBROKE, 
WHEREBY THE EARL SUCCESSFULLY ESTABLISHES 
HIS RIGHT TO THE DEMESNE, MANOR, AND CASTLE 
OF CARDIFF, WITH VARIOUS PRIVILEGES, ETC, LATE 
POSSESSIONS OF JASPER TUDOR, DUKE OF BEDFORD. 
[Makgam Charter.] 

Time of Queen Elizabeth. 1558 — 1561. 

Et super hoc predictus Willelmus comes Pembrokie petit judicium suum 
vt prius. Et quia Curia vult habere vlteriorem deliberacionem in premissis ante- 
quam vlterius, etc, datus est dies prefato Willelmo eomiti Pembrokie in statu 



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quo nuuc vsque a die Sancte Trinitatis in quindecim dies ad audiendum et 
faciendum quod, etc. Ad quem diem predictus Willelmus Comes Pembrokie 
venit hic per predictum attornatum suum et ob causam predictam habet diem 
vlterius in statu quo nunc vsque a die Sancte Trinitatis in tres septimanas ad 
audiendum et faciendum quod, etc. Ad quem diem prefatus Willelmus Comes 
Pembrokie^ venit hic per dictum attornatum suum et petit judicium suum vt 
prius. Et Q-ILBERTUS GrERRARD- armiger attornatus domiue Regine nunc 
generalis qui pro eadem domina Eegina sequitur pro eo quod visis per ipsum 
attornatum generalem litteris patentibus prefati nuper Eegis Edwardi sexti de 
predicto Dominio Manerio et Castro de Cardif cum suis membris et pertinentiis 

et ceteris que fuerunt predicti Jasperi nuper Ducis Beddfordie' 

nun in forma predicta confectis et diversis Rotulis Curie et com- 

potis de temporibus dicti nuper Ducis Beddfordie et 

eorundem. Ideo idem attornatus generalis dedic placitum predieti 

Comitis tangens predictas libertates in inquisicione predicta specificatas, ae eadem 
Dominia Maneria et Castrum et cetera premissa que fuerunt predicti nuper Ducis 
Beddfgrdie ooncernens quoad Curias letas et visus ffranci plegii ae omne id 
quod ad Curias letas et visus franci plegii pertinet catalla waviata extrahuras 
assisam [et] assaiam panis vini et cervisie ac aliorum victualium scrutineum pon- 
derum et mensurarum bona et catalla felonum fugitivorum vtlagatorum quorum- 
cumque et in exigendo positorum, ac omnia proficua commoditates et emolumenta 
inde provenientia et eisdem spectantia f ore verum modo et forma prout idem comes 
superius plaoitando allegavit. Ideo, etc. Et super hoc predictus Willelmus 
comes Pembrokie petit judicium suum quod prediete libertates in inquisicione 

supra Ac predicta Dominia Maneria et Castrum de Cardyf ac 

cetera premissa que fuerunt predicti Jasperi iiuper Ducis [Beddfordie] .... 
concernen' quoad Curias letas visus franci plegii ac omne id quod ad Curias letas 
visus franci plegii pertinet catalla waviata extrahuras assisam et assaiam [pani 
vini et cervisie] et aliorum victualium scrutineum ponderum et m[ensurarum 

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bona et catalla] fugitivorum et vtlagatorum quo[rumcumque et in exigendo 

positorum ac omnia] proficua 

et eorum quodlibet et quelibet inde parcella eidem comiti et heredibus suis per 
ouriam hic allocentur et quelibet inde parcella allocetur pretextu premissorum. 
Et quod ipse quoad eadem premissa ab hac Curia dimittatur, etc. Et visis 
premissis per Barones habitaque matura deliberacione inde inter easdem con- 
sideratum est per eosdem Barones quod predicte libertates in inquisicione 
predicta specificate, ac predicta Dominia Maneria et Castrum de Cardyff et 
cetera premissa que fuerunt predicti Jasperi nuper Ducis Beddfordie concern- 
entes quoad Curias letas visus franci plegii [ac omne id quod ad Curias letas et 
visus franci plegii] pertinet catalla waviata extrahuras assisam et assaiam panis 
vini et cervisie et aliorum victualium scrutineum ponderum et mensurarum bona 
et catalla felonum fugitivorum et vtlagatorum quorumcumque et in exigendo 
positorum ac omnia proficua comoditates et emolumenta inde provenientia et 
eisdem spectantia et eorum quodlibet ac [quelibet] inde parcella eidem comiti 

et heredibus suis per curiam hic allocentur pretextu premissorum. 

Et quod ipse quoad premissa Et dimittitur salvo semper jure dicte 

Domine Regine 

(1) William Herbert, 20th Earl of Pembroke, A.D. 1551-1569. 

(2) Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Knt., Attomey-General, A.D. 1558-1561. 

(3) Jasper Tiidor. Diike of Bedford, A.D. 1485-1495. 

MCCCCXXX. 

INaUISITION AFTEE. THE DEATH OF AGNES NEEBEE. 
[Chancery Inquisitions Post Mortem. Series II, VoL. 123, No. 81.] 

19 OcT. 1 Eliz. 1559. 

Gladmorgan. — Inquisitio indentata capta apud Kaerdyffe xix die Octobris 
anno regni Elizabethje Dei gratia Anglije Franci.^; et Hiberni^ Eegine et 
fidei defensoris etc. primo. Coram Johanne ap Gtryffethe armigero escaetore 



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dictse dominse Reginse in comitatu predicto virtute brevis dictse dominse 
Reginse ' de diem clausit extremum ' post mortem Angnetis Nerber^ viduse 
nuper de Brigic' in comitatu predicto eidem escaetori directi et huic inquisitioni 
consueti per sacramentum Willelmi Seant John generosi . Willelmi 
Gebone generosi . E,ichard Harrys generosi . Llodovico Llewelyn 
generosi . Hewgoni ap Rys ap Philip generosi . Philip ap Hoell ap 
Richard generosi . Mericke Q-och . Hoell ap Janken ap Q-rono . [W]atkyn 
[filii] Willelmi . EoBERTi Walter . Joh'nis Wylkoke . Joh'nis Wyllim . 
Thomas Wyllim . RoBERTi Llewelyn ap Jevan . LuDovici Wyllim ap 
Llewelyn ap GwiLiM . Jarvyn ap Jevan . Llewys ap Richarde et Jevan 
ap Myryke etc. . Qui dicunt quod predicta Agnes nuUas terras seu tenementa 
habuit seu tenuit in dominico reversione aut servicio de prefata domina Regiua 
nec de aliquo alio infra comitatum predictum tempore mortis suge. Et predicta 
Agnes obiit vicesimo die Septembris annis Philippi et Mari^e Dei gratia Regis 
et Reginse Angli^ . Hispaniarum . Franci^ . utriusque Sicili^ . Jerusalem et 
HiBERNi^ ac fidei defensorum archiducimi Austri^ . ducum Mediolani 
BuRGUNDiiE et Brabanti^ . comitum Haspurg^ . Flandri^ et Tyrolis quinto 
et sexto. Et ulterius predicti juratores dicunt quod predicta Agnes obiit sine 
heredibus de corpore suo legitime procreatis. In oujus rei testiraonium uni 
parti istius inquisitionis penes prefatum escaetorem [juratores] predicti aigilla 
sua apposuerunt ; alteri vero parti ejusdem inquisitionis penes prefatos juratores 
predictus escaetor sigillum suum apposuit die et anno supra scriptis. 

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MCCCCXXXI. 

aUIT-CLAIM BY WILLIAM AP HOWELL, ETC, AND MARGAEET 
HIS WIFE TO JANKYN AP DAVID, OF LANDS IN NEATH 
CITRA, 

[a. o. F.] 

1 May. 2 Eliz. 1560. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Wilhelmus 
ap HowELL . David ap Jeuan Lloyd de parochia divi Illtuti juxta Neth in 
comitatu Gtlamorganie yoman et Margareta verz Howell uxor mea salutem 
in domino sempiternam. 

Cum Jankyn ap David ap Howell Laisson de parochia et comitatu predictis 

yoman pro quadam summa legalium monetarum Anglie nobis premanibus soluta 

per dictum Jankyn habuerit et perquisiverit de nobis prefatis Wilhelmo et 

Margareta uxore mea omnia illa messuagia et tenementa nostra eum 

omnibus et singulis eorum juribus et pertinentiis ubicunque jacent et 

existunt per suas metas et bondas infra feodum de Nethe Citra in parochia 

et comitatu predictis habendum et tenendum eidem Jankyn heredibus 

et assignatis suis imperpetuum prout per cartam feoffamenti per nos eidem 

Jankyn inde confectam cujus datura est apud Neth penultimo die Aprilis 

anno regni Elizabethe Dei gratia etc. secundo plenius apparet et continetur . 

Noveritis nos prefatum Willelmum et Margaretam uxorem meam remississe 

relaxasse et omnino pro nobis et heredibus nostris imperpetuum quietum clamasse 

prefato Jankyn in sua plena et pacifica possessione existenti heredibus et assig- 

natis suis totum jus nostrum titulum clameum demandam et interesse que 

unquam habuimus habemus seu quovismodo habere poterimus in futurum de et 

in omnibus et singulis messuagiis et tenementis predictis et ceteris premissis 

cum omnibus et singulis eorum juribus et pertinentiis . Ita videlieet quod 

nec nos nec heredes nostri nec aliquis alius per nos pro nobis seu nomiDe nostro 

aliquid juris tituli clamei demande et interesse de et in omnibus et singulis 



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premissis cum omnibus et singulis suis pertinenciis nec in aliqua inde parcella 
seu parte decetero exigere clamare seu vendicare poterimus nec debemus in 
futurum sed ab omni accione juris tituli clamei demande et interesse inde simus 
prorsus exclusi imperpetuum per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic 
presenti scripto nostro sigilla nostra apposuimus. 

Dat' apud Nethe primo die Maii anno regni Regine Elizabethe Dei gratia 
Anglie Francie et Hibernie regine fidei defensoris etc. secundo. 

Two seals wanting. 

Endorsed — ' Sigillatum et deliberatum fuit hoc presens scriptum in presentia 
nostra Johannis ap Jevan David ap Howell . Grriffith Howell ap Grriffith . 
Jankyn Thomas Ychan . Morgan David . David Q-oz . Thomas ap Jevan 
Gitto . et multorum aliorum.' 

MCCCCXXXII. 

LEASE BY EDWARD MANXELL OF MORaAM, TO WILLIAM 
AP JEUAN AP HOELL OF ILTYD-JUXTA-NETHE OF A 
MESSUAaE IN HEWLACE, ETC, IN MORG-AM, WITH A 
BULL, COWS, CALVES, ETC, FOR THREE YBARS, WITH 
POWER TO PURCHASE STOCK, BUTTER AND CHEESE 

RESEUYED. 

[Margam Charter.] 

13 Sept. 3 Eliz. 156L 

This indenture made the xiij*^"^- daye of September in the thirde yere of the 
reyne of our Souerayne Lady Elizabethe by the grace of Grod of Inglond 
France and Erland quene defEendor of the ffaithe, etc, Anno domini 1561, 
Betwyne Edw^ard Manxell of Morgam in the county of Gtlamorgan Esquier 
on the one party and William ap Jeuan ap Hoell of the parishe of Iltyd- 
juxta-Nethe in county of Gtlamorgan husbandman of the other partye 
Wyttnesseth y' the said Edward Manxell hathe demysed grauntid and to 

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ferme lettid and hy these presentes dymisethe grauntith and to ferme lettith 
vnto the said "Wylliam one messuage scituatid in a place cawlid the Hewlace 
one other closse callid the Nether old marshe and one other closse eallid the 
Gretter oxe closse sette lying and beyng in the parishe of Morgam in the 
county afPorsaid, together with one stocke of a buU and twenty sixe suche kyne, 
as att the beginning of this present lease, eyther by their sides or in theire bellyes 
shall haue with them twenty sixe calves . And also the haye groing yerely appon 
five aceres in the Towen mede or brode mede, to be outte made and takin yerely, 
att the charge of the said William in suche place or places within the said 
medowes or one of them as the said Edward shall appoynte or assigne or shall 
cause to be appoynted or assigned . Exeeptid and allwaies forprised vnto the said 
Edward and his assignes the continuall liberty during the terme of this present 
lease to have pasture within the forsaid closse of Heulace olde mershe and oxe 
CLOSSE ffor one mare with her fole or ffilly by her side, or otherwise one horse or 
gelding at the ellection of the said Edward or his assignes . To haue and to hold 
as well the said messuage the said closses .... and other y* premysses to the 
same appertayning (excepting all wayes the pasture for the sayd mare horse or 
gelding in the premisses before excepted) as also the said xxvj. kyne withe calves 
the saide buUe and the heye of five aceres in suohe maner and place as before is 
rehersid to y® said William from the eve of j^ feast [May 1] of thapposteles 
Philipe and Jacobe nexte after the date herof untill the full ende and terme of 
thre yeares ffully to be completid and endid, yelding and paj^ing therfore yerely 
vnto y^ said Edwarde his heires or assignes the somme [of] Seaventene powendes 
sixe sheling and eighte pence of good curraunte money of Ingland to be paid att 
towe seuerall fEeastes in the yere y* is to saye att y® feaste of the purificacion of 
our Lady viij//. xius. iiud. and att the feaste of thannunciacion yiuli. xius. iiUGi;. 
And ffurther the said Edwarde promysithe and eouenauntyth to and with y^ 
said WiLLiAM y* if hit happen y* any of y® said xxvj. kyne within the terme 
aforsaid do become barren verrowe^ or otherwise be trewly fowenden with any 



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lawf ull impediment . That then apon the bringing of so raany of them as shalbe 
barren or verrow or having any lawful impedime[n]t vnto y" said Edward 
or his assignes. within yj. dayes after the said feaste of Philipe and Jacobe 
yerely during y® said terme the said Edward or his assignes shall deliuer or 
cause to be deliuerid vnto y® said William or his assignes so many other good 
and sufl&ciaunte kyne with calves by theire sides or in theire bellies, before y^ 
feste of Pentecoste nexte ensuing . And ye said William promisyth and coue- 
nauntithe to and with the said Edward that he y^ said William at thende of y** 
sayde terme, viz., att the eve of Philipe and Jacobe wiche shalbe in y^ yere 
of our Lorde 1565 shall redeiiuer or cause to be deliuered vnto the said Edward 
or to his assignes the said bulle and xxvj'"^- kyne aforsaid with calves vnto euery 
of them in theire bellyes or by theire sides, aad the same calves to be 
sufficiauntely noryshed and bredde and withowte altering properti selling killing 
or chauDging of any of the sayd kyne otherwise then is afore expressed . And in 
lewe of so many of the said kyne and buUe as shall happone before the sayde 
eve to dye by the visitacion of G-od or otherwise, the said William or his 
assignes shall paye or cause to be paide vnto y® said Edward or his assignes the 
some of xxvjs^. xiud. for euery kowe or bulle as shalbe so lacking . Further the 
said WiLLiAM promysethe and couenauntithe to and with the said Edward that 
he the said William or his assignes shall bring, or cause to be browghte yerely 
during the said terme, vnto the said Edward or his assignes, within the monith 
of Maij all suche calves or yearling of twelve monyth olde, and the vauntage, as 
y*^ said WiLLiAM or his assignes shall hapon to have or brede with y'' said kyne, 
before y® said William or his assignes doe kylle or selle anye of the calves or 
yerlinges withowte the speciall licens of y^ said Edward or his assignes, and y' 
y* said Wylliam shall suffer the said Edward or his assignes to have the choyse 
and to take owte of the said nomber of yerlinges, seaven of y^ beste of the sayd 
yerlinges as the proper goodes of the said Edwarde, for euery one of wiche said 
yerlinges so chosen and taken, the said Edward shall oontente and paye vnto y^ 



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said WiLLiAM Yjsh . And also y^ said William promysithe and couenauntith 
to and withe the said Edwarde to deliuer or cause to be deliuerid vnto the said 
Edwabd or to his assignes yerly during y* said terme att y^ f easte of All Saintes 
thyrty stone of sowend and merchauntable chese, and of y^ chese that y® said 
WiLLiAM shall yerly make or cause to be made of the mylke of the said xxvj. 
kyne in the monithe of June and July, the said Edward paying or allowing to 
the said William twenty pence for eury stone of the said chese . And ffurther 
the said William for hym his heires executors and administrators couenauntith 
promysithe and grauntithe to and with the said Edward his heires executors 
and assigaes to deKuer or cause to be deliuerred vato y® said Edward or to his 
assignes yerely euery fifte wike during the said terme one ale gallon of good 
swete and savery butter att the rate and price of xxrf. the gallon to be paid or 
allowed vnto the said William And the said William couenauntith y* y^ said 
Edwabd shalbe att the elleccion whether he will receave y® said yerlinges or any 
of them butter and cheese att the prises above said or no. And further the said 
William promissyth and couenauntithe to and with the said Edward j^ y^ said 
WiLLiAM during the said terme shall mayntayne repaire and sustayne the howses 
upon the premysses, and att thende of the said terme, so to leave hit suffi- 
ciantely repaired . And further the said Wylliam shall beare the moiti of all 
suche costes and charges, as shall happon to be or groe, for the clensing or 
scowering of the diches of the premysses, as ofte as the said Edward or his 
assignes shall thincke requisite . And ffurthar the said William promysithe and 
couenantes to and with the said Edward y^ att the ende of the said terme, the 
said William shall leave all the mucke or donge thet he shall gether during y^ said 
terme vppon y^ said growende withowte geving selling or occupying the same, 
or parte or parcell therof . In wyttnes of all [and] siaguler the premysses the 
partes above said enterchayngeable have putto theire seales the daye [and] yeare 
above wrytten. 

This is a remai-kable and unusual form of lease and throws a curious light on the method of cattle 
farming in the county in the sixteenth century. 

(1) " Verrow," probably from fan'OW, ceased to produce offspring. 



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MCCCCXXXIII. 

INQUISITION ON THE DEATH OF JAMES TURBERVILLE, 

OF LLANTWIT, ESQ. 

[Chancery Inquisitions Post Mortem. Series II. VoL 130. No. 103.] 

27 Sept. 3 Eliz. 1561. 

Liberat' fuit cur' sexto die Octobris anno infrascripto per manus 
Will'i Bassett armigeri. 

Glamorgan'. Inquisitio indentata capta apud Cardif vicesimo septimo die 
Septembris a. r. Elizabethe D. g. A. F. et H. regine fidei defensoris tertio 
coram David' Kemmis armigero escaetore dicte domine regine in eom' predicto 
virtute brevis ipsius domine regine de diem clausit extremum per et post mortem 
Jacobi Turb'ill de Llantwitt in com' predict' armigeri eidem escaetori directi 
et huic inquisitioni consuti per sacramentum Milonis Button armigeri Jo. G-iles 
de Croston generosi Johs. Kemmis gen'si Jacobus (sic) Harryes gen^si 
Francisci Wrench gen'si Nicholai Andrew^e gen^si Lodovici David David 
Stacye Ric' Jankyn . Thome ap John Jankyn . Thome Jankin de Llaund 
.... MoRGAN John ap Hopkyn Jevan ap William S. Holl' et Will*mi ap 
Jevan William. Q,ui dicunt super sacramentum suum quod predictus Jacobus 
Turbervill de Llantwit dicta obiit xvij™°- die Aprilis anno supradicto et quod 
predictus Jacobus non tenebat aliquam terram neque tenementum de domina 
regina nec de aliquo alio die quo obiit in capite nec in servitio militari ut per 
istam inquisitonem ostensum est juratoribus predictis in evidencia. In cujus 
rei testimonium huic inquisitioni indentate tam predictus escaetor quam predicti 
juratores sigilla sua apposuerunt. 

Dat. die anno et loco supradictis. 

James Turberville, the subject of the above inquisition, was the son of Thomas Turberville, of 
Llantvirit-Major, by Margaret, or Catherine, daughter of Thomas Bawdrip, of Penmark Place, and widow 
of John Vann, of Marcross. He married (1) Margaret, daughter of Morgan Gamage, of Ooyty, widow of 
Jenkin John Thomas, of Llanvihangel, and (2) Agnes, daughter of Howel Carne, of Nash. His great 
granddaughter and sole heiress, Cecil Turberville, of Llantwit, married Iltyd Nichol, of Ham, whence 
the Nichols of Ham and Llantwit. 

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MCCCCXXXIV. 

ABSTRACT OF AN INDENTURE BETWEEN WILLIAM 
BASSETT OF BEAUPRE AND JOHN PIRCE. 
[G. G. F.] 

16 May. 4 Eliz. 1562. 

Indenture 16 May 4 Elizabeth between (1) Wlliam Bassett of Bewper 
Esq. (2) JoHN [Pirce] of Cowbridge yeoman. W. B. for considerations 
demises to John Pirce half a burgage with appurtenanoes at Cowbridge 
between the strete called the Rode strete on the west the churchyard on the 
east the almes house on the north and the land now in hand of Francis Toley 
on the south. 

To have eto. from feast of St. Philip and Jacob last for three score years 
paying a couple of hens ' all the out dutes/ etc. 

(Signed) Will[ia]m Bassett. 

MCCCCXXXV. 

SETTLEMENT OF TWO COWBRIDGE BURGAGES UPON THE 
MARRIAGE OF JAMES ORANT WITH MARGARET HANY. 

[G. G. F.] 

16 Dec. 5 Eliz. 1562. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos Philippus Gtraunte et Ricardus Hany 
dedimus concessimus et hac presenti carta nostra indentata confirmavimus Jacobo 
Graunte et Margarete Hany filie Thome Hany de Cowbridge omnia illa 
duo burgagia nostra cum pertinenciis jacentia extra portam occidentalem ville de 
CowBRiDGE que nuper habuimus ex dono et feoffamento dicti Jacobi Graunte 
modo et forma ut nuper fuerunt in tenura et occupacione Johannis Graunte 
patris dicti Jacobi Graunte. Habendum et tenendum dicta duo burgagia cum 
pertinentiis prefatis Jacobo Graunte et Margarete Hany et assignatis suis pro 



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termino vite eonim absqvie impeticione vasti de oapitalibus dominis feodi illius 
per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta. Et post decessum 
predictorum Jacobi et Margarete quod tunc omnia prediota duo burgagia cum 
pertinenciis integre remaneant beredibus de corporibus predictorum Jacobi et 
Margarete inter eos legitime proereatis tenendum de capitalibus dominis feodi 
illius per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta. Et si 
eontingat predictos Jacobum et Margaretam obire sine heredibus de corporibus 
eorum legitime prooreatis quod tunc omnia predicta duo burgagia cum 
pertinenoiis integre remaneant rectis heredibus dicti Jacobi Gtraunte imper- 
petuum tenendum de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde 
prius debita et de jure consueta. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte 
nostre indentate sigilla nostra apposuimus. 

Dat' apud Cow^bridge decimo sexto die Decembris anno regni Regis 
Elizabethe Dei gratia Anglie Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris 
etc. quinto. 

Two seals, both lost. 

Endorsed — ' Hee carta indentata sigillata et deliberata fuit in presencia 
Willelmi Present . Thome Praunche . Willelmi Pieres . Ricardi Hughes et 
aliorum.' 

* Possessio et seisina data etiam in presencia predictorum.' 

The counter-part of this deed is also preserved with it. 

MCCCCXXXVI. 

DAMB ELIZABETH DENNYS'S JEWBLS. 

[Margam Charter.] 

2nd Feb. 5 Eliz. 1563. 
A Deed whereby Dame Elizabeth Dennys, wife of Sir Mauryce Dennys of 
St. John's Street, in county Midd., knt., acknowledges the receipt from 
Thomas Carne of Wenny {i.e., Ewenny) county Glam., Bsq., of * a cheyne of 



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gold with a button, a jewyll with an unjcornes horne, thre dyamondes, and one 
obligacian of £40 for a ring which must be dely vered the last day of this instant 
Februarye,' and if the said Thomas shall pay £30 on 31st May next then a 
recognisauce dated 21st Dec. 1561 to be void. 

Signed, sealed, and attested by Thomas Marshall junior son of Thomas 
Marshall, notary. 

MCCCCXXXVII. 

A COAL COMMISSION IN GOWER. 

[Margam Charter.] 

12th Feb. 5 Eliz. 1563. 
A Royal Commission to William Venn, Liezan Pryce, Esquires, Robert 
Davyes, Crown Surveyor in county Glamorgan, and others to enquire into, 
survey, and receive evidence conceming any mine of coals within any parcell of 
land called Myl-wood, within the lordship of Oo^ver, and to certify its yearly 
value to the Court of Exchequer. Attested by Sir Edvv^. Saunders, Knt., at 
Westminster. 

With the Q,ueen'8 seal for the Court of Exchequer, and the survey attached, 
taken 3 April, 5 Eliz., 1563, certifying that the vein or mine of coal in the above 
land is worth yearly 13sh. 4d. above all outgoing expenses. 

MCCCCXXXVIII. 
SETTLEMENT OF LANDS IN ST. MICHAEL'S PARISH ON THE 
MARRIAGE OF DAVID AP WILLIAM WITH EWLADIS 
VERCH HOWELL. 

[Fonmon MS.] 

5 AuG. 6 Eliz. 1564. 

Sciant presentes et futui'i quod ego Willelmus David William parochia9 
Sancti Michaelis super Avan in comitatu Gtlamorgan pro et in consideratione 
maritagii habendi inter David ap William filium et heredem mei dicti Willelmi 
ex una parte et Ewladis verch Howell ex altera parte dedi et concessi et hac 



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presenti carta mea indentata confirmavi Jevano ap "William fratre Howell de 
Sancto Michaele predicto generoso et Gwilelmo ap Jevan Vacii parochise et 
comitatus predicti husbandman omnia illa terras messuagia et tenementa 
redditus servicia pascuas pasturas boscos subboscos terras vacuas cum suis 
pertinenciis quod habeo in parochia de Sancto Michaele predicto in comitatu 
Glamorgan ubicunque jacentes infra parochiam predietam que quidem vocatur 
Gyvylchi dimidia unius tenementi vocati Gleslyn quod teneo simul Willelmo 
Powell in commune et parcellam terrae in quodam loco ibidem vocata Foch 
Thomas. Habendum et tenendum omnia et singula predicta terras messuagia 
et tenementa redditus servicia prata pasturas boscos subboscos cum suis pertinenciis 
prefatis Jevano ap William fratre Howell et Gwilelmo ap Jevan Vach 
heredibus et assignatis suis in perpetuum de capitali domino feodi illius per 
redditus et servicia inde prius debita et jure consueta ad solum opus et usum mei 
prefati William David William durante vita mea absque impetitione alicujus 
vasti et post decessum mei predicti William David William ad solum opus et 
usum predicti David ap William filii mei et Ewladis verch Howell uxoris 
suae et heredum dicti David de corpore dicte Ewladis legitime procreatorum seu 
procreandorum et per defectum talium heredum ad opus et usum rectorum heredum 
mei dicti William David William in perpetuum de capitali domino feodi illius 
per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta, Et ego vero pre- 
dictus WiLLiAM David William et heredes mei predictas terras messuagia et 
tenementa cum aliis premissis et singulis suis pertinenciis prefato Jevano ap 
WiLLiAM fratre Howell et Gwilelmo ap Jevan Vach heredibus et assignatis 
suis in f orma predicta et non aliter contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus et imper- 
petuum defendemus per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti 
chartae mese indentatse sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum quinto die Augusti anno regni ElizabethvE Dei gratia Angli^ 
Franci^ et Hibernije Eeginse fidei defensoris etc. sexto, 

Endorsed — 'Sigillatum et deliberatum fuit retro scriptum in presentia 
Johannis Thomas . Thomas ap William , Gwelim [?] ap John et Galfridi Goz.' 



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MCCCCXXXIX. 

DEED OF SETTLEMENT BY JEUAN GITTO OF KENFia OF 
HIS LAND AT KENFIG IN TRUST FOR USE OF HIM- 
SELF AND HIS WIFE GWENLLIAN VERZ HOWELL IN 
TAIL, ETC. (HOWELL DIO AP HOWELL GWYN AND 
JOHN DIO BARON BEING TRUSTEES). 

[Charter belonging to Mr. R. W. Llewellyn of Baglan]. 

24 Feb. 7 Eliz. 1565. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Jevax Gtitto de Kenffig in comitatu 
GrLAMORGAN yoman dedi et ooncessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Howello 
Dio ap HowELL GrWYN et Johanne Dio Baron unam parcellam terre videlicet 
quinque accris terre arabillis cum suis pertinentiis jacentem et existentem in 
parochia de Kenffig in quodam loco ibidem vocato Fondry Lays et Boigod 
et Bedya^^ill. Habendum et tenendum predictam parcellam terre prefato 
Howello Dio et Johanne Dio heredibus et assignatis eorum ad opus et usum 
mei prefati Jeuan Gitto et Gtwenllian verz Howell Dei gracia uxoris ejus et 
heredum predicti Jeuan de corpore dicte Wenllian legitime procreatorum seu 
procreandorum, et pro defectu taleum heredum ad opus et usum rectorum heredum 
meis {sic pro mei) predicti Jeuan Gtitto imperpetuum da {sic pro de) capitalibus 
dominis feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde prius debita et de jure consueta. 
Et ego vero predictus Jeuan Gtitto et heredes meis {sic pro mei) predictam 
parcellam ter[r]e cum omnibus suis pertinentiis et cetteris premissis prefatis 
HowELLO Dio et JoHANNE Dio heredibus et assignatis eorum in forma predicta 
contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et et[iam] imperpetuum deffendemus per 
presentes . Et insuper seiatis me prefatum Jeuanum Gtitto ordinasse constituisse 
et in loco meo posuisse delectum michis {sic pro dilectum michi) in Christo 
Johannem ap Res ap John et Jankino Began raeos veros et legitimos atturnatos 
conjunctim et divisim ad possessionem capiendum pro me et in nomine meo de et 



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in predicta parcella terre cum omiiibus et singulis pertinentiis et post hujusmodi 
possessionem sic inde captam et habitam deinde pro me et in nomine meo plenam 
et pacificam pocess'onem et secinam prefatis Howello Dio et Johanne Dio 
deliberandum seoundum tenorem vim formam eteffectum hujus presen[ti]s carte 
mee inde confecte, ratum et gratum habens et habiturus totum et qui[c]quid pre- 
dicti atturnati mei nomine meo fecerint vel alter eorum fecerit in premissis . 
In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. 
Datum xxiiij. die Februari[i] anno regni Elizabethe Dei gracia Anglie . 

Frauncie et HiBERNiE regine fidei deffencoris, etc, septimo, annoque domini 
1564 [1565.] 

Broken seal. 

Endorsed — ' Sigillatur et deliberatur in presentia Tomas ap Tomas Jankyn . 
Jenkinus Pegan . ToMAS Dio Llwith et aliorum.' 

The Latin of this deed is very corrupt. 

MCCCCXL. 

GEANT BT WYLLIAM DAVYE DDE, OF LANaONOID, AND 
JOHN, HTS SON, TO JEVAN JANKINS, OF A MESSUAOE 
CALLED 'KELLYSIRON YSSA,' IN LANOONOID. 

[Margam Charter.] 

3 JuLY. 7 Eliz. 1565. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos Wyllelmus Davye Dde de Langonoid 
in comitatu Olamorgan yeman et Johannis Willim filius et heres apparens 
mei prefati Willelmi dedimus et concessimus et hac presenti carta nostra 
confirmavimus Jevano Jenkins de Langonoid predicta in comitatu predicto 
generoso omne illud messuagium sive tenementum terre prati pasture pascui bosci 
subbosci et vasti cum singulis suis pertinentiis vulgariter vocatum ' Kellysiron 
Yssa' jaucent' et existent' inter parcellam terrarum vocatam 'Kellysiron Ygha' 



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ex parte occidentali et terras Gtitto ap Jevan ap Philip ex parte orientali et inter 
terras Howeli ap Morgan ex parte boriali et Philippi ap Jevan ap Philip ex 
parte australi in j)aroehia de Langonoid predicta in comitatu predicto per suas 
metas et bondas ex antiquo cognitas et usitatas. Habendum tenendum et 
gaudendum dictum messuagium ceteraque premissa cum suis pertinentiis prefato 
Jevano et heredibus suis imperpetuum de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per 
servicia inde prius debita et jure consueta. Nos vero prefati Willelmus Davy 
et Johannes Willim et heredes nostri predictimi messuagium ceteraque premissa 
cum singulis suis pertinentiis prefato Jevano ap Jankin et heredibus suis contra 
omnes gentes warantizabimus. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum 
apposuimus huic presenti carte nostre. 

Datum tercio die mensis Julii anno regni Elizabethe Dei gracia Anglie 
Francie et HiBERNiE Regine fidei defensoris etc, septimo. 

Two small seals : 1, Initial letter W ; 2, Initial letter M. 

Endorsed — ' Sealed and dehvered in the presens of Morgan ap Hoell, Richard 
Willim, Llewellyn Griffith, Richard ap Jeuan, Jeuan Thomas ap Jeuan, Morgan 
ap Hopkyn, John ap Rosser, et John ap John Morc'. 

MCCCCXLI. 

ASSIGNMENT BY SIR EICHARD CROMWELL KNT., TO HENRY 
HYDE, OF A RENT OP 40s. GRANTED BY LEYSAN 
THOMAS, ABBOT OF NEATH, OUT OF THE MANOR OF 
LAMBLETHYAN. 

[Brit. Mus., Add : Chart : 34,266.] 

22 March. 8 Eliz. 1566. 

To all trewe Christen people vnto whome thes present letters shall come 
Henry Williams alias Cromavell' of Hynchyngebroke in the county of 
HuNTiNGDON Kuighte sendith gretinge in our lorde Grod everlastinge. 



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Whereas Leysanus Thomas late abbott of the monastery of our blessed Lady 
Seynt Mary the virgyn of Nethe and the covente of the same place by ther 
letters patentes or wrytynge under the covent or common seale berynge date 
the XYi'^'' of Maye in the yere of our lorde Grod a thousand fyve hundrethe 
thirty eighte and in the thyrty yere of the reigne of the late Kinge of famouse 
memory Henry theighte did gyve and graunte vnto me the said Sir Henry by 
the name of Henry Cromwell' sonne of Sir Richard Cromwell' Knighte and 
to my assignes one annuyte or yerely rente of fourty shillinges by yere to be 
percevid recevid and taken oute of ther manour of Lamblethyan in tlie couuty 
of Glamorgan to have perceve and enjoye the said annuyte or yerely rente to 
me the said Sir Henry and to my said assignes fer the terme of my naturall' 
lyfe to be payde yerely at the feaste of Seynte Mychell' tharchangell as in the 
same wrj^tynge allowed and exemplyfyed under the seale of the courte of thaug- 
mentacions and revenewes of the crowne of the said late Kinge more playnly 
appeareth. 

Knowe ye nowe that I the saide Sir Henry Williams alias Cromwell' for 
and in consideracion of the good and faithfuU' service heretofore done and here- 
after to me the said Sir Henry to be done by my wel belovid servaunte Henry 
Hyde yeoman of my horsses have gyven graunted and assigned and by thes 
presentes do gy\e graunte and assigne unto the said Henry Hyde the said 
annuyte or yerely rente of fourty shillinges so unto me by vertue of the said 
letters patentes gyven and graunted togither with the said letters patentes hole 
and uncancelled to have perceve take and enjoye the said annuyte or yearly 
rente with the said letters patentes unto the said Henry Hyde and his assignes 
to his proper use for by and durynge all the naturall life of me the said 
Sir Henry in as ample and lardge maner and forme as I the said Sir Henry have 
and enjoye the same of the guyfte graimte and confirmacon' of the said late 
abbott and covent and of the said late Kinge of famouse memory Kinge Henry 
theighte withoute condic'on or morgage. In wytnes whereof I the said 

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Sir Henry to this presente wrytynge have setto my seale and subscrybed my 
name the twenty two daye of Marche in the eighte yere of the reigne of our 
soveraigne Lady Elisabeth by the grace of God Quene of England Ffraunce 
and Ireland defender of the faithe etc. Signed Henry Cromwell. 

Irrotulatum pro Kobertum Multon auditorem. 
Fraorment of a seal. Illegible. 



MCCCCXLII. 

ABSTRACT OF AN INDENTURE BETWEEN ALLIESS VERZ 
GRIFFITH AND JOHN AP RICHARD AUBRE, HER SON. 

[G. G. F.] 

21 Jan. 9 Eliz. 1567. 

Indenture between (1) Alliess verz Griffith of parish of Langiwge 
widow (2) JoHN ap Richard Aubre of the same yoman, Alyess verz 
Griffith from Richard Thomas Aubre [Aubrey] her late husband has in 
jointure lands etc. in the said parish and county and a tenement thereof called 
Kyllymaen Gwyn and another called Y Clyne Mawre whereupon now 
dwelleth Gwenlyan verz David and another tenement whereupon now dwelleth 
Jenkin John. 

The said A. hereby demises to her son John ap Richard all her interest in 
the above three tenements, and he leases to the said A. for life, the one half of 
the premises, etc, with specified conditions. 

Seal lost. 



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MCCCCXLIII. 
EOYAL WRIT TO THE SHERIFF OF GLAMORGAN, 12th FEB., 
9 ELIZ., WITH THE EXECUTION THEEEOF, Le., VERDICT 
OR INaUISITION OF A JUEY SHOWING THE DEMESNES, 
MANORS, AND RIGHTS OF WILLIAM HERBERT, EARL 
OF PEMBROKE, IN COUNTY G-LAMORGAN. 

[Margam Charter.] 

20 Sept. 9 Eliz. 1567. 
Glamorgan. Regina Vicecomiti, etc, salutem. Cum inter cetera in 
sacramento tuo prestito tempore quo officium vicecomitis comitatus predicti a 
nobis recipisti continebatur quod si tu scires jura nostra vel corone nostre lesa 
sive sit in terris redditibus libertatibus vel sectis concelatis vel subtractis omnem 
diligenciam tuam opponeres ad ea revocanda, et si id per te non possis facere 
tunc id nobis ostenderes vel alicui de consilio nostro qui illud nobis dicereut 
revelares . Ac jam dum per diversas partes regni nostri intellexerimus quod 
plura nostra et corone nostre jura in balliva tua in terris redditibus bonis et 
catalUs diversis ffelonum fugitivorum murdri attinctorum et convictorum ac in 
hundredis libertatibus et sectis sunt subtracta et plura super nos usm'pata seu 
occupata in nostri et corone nostre prejudicium et exhereditacionem manifestam 
vnde non immerito conturbamur . Nos volentes inde cerciorari, et ulterius pro 
nobis providere de remedio opportuno . Tibi precipimus sub gravi fforisfactura 
nostra firmiter injungentes quod per sacramentum proborum et legalium hominum 
de ballivia tua non suspectorum tam infra libertates quam extra per quos rei 
veritas in premissis melius sciri poterit et inquiri diligenter inquiratis que et 
cujusmodi bona et cattalla terre et tenementa quorumcunque felonum fugitivorum 
murdri attinctorum et convictorum in ballivia tua ad nos devenerunt seu devenire 
debuerunt occasione quacumque a xvu. die Novembris anno regni nostri primo . 
lit ad cujus vel quorum manus devenerunt . et in cujus vel quorum manibus 
jam existunt in diota ballivia tua . capias in manus nostras . et ea salvo custodias . 



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ita quod de bonis et catallis illis aut de precio eorundum ac eciam de exitu 
eorundem terrarum et tenementorum nobis respondeas donec aliud inde tibi pre- 
oeperimus . Necnon que et oujusmodi hundreda libertates et sectas a predicto 
xvij. die Novembris supradicto anno regni nostri primo tam infra libertates quam 
extra in ballivia tua per quoscumque sunt clamate occupate vel vsurpate per quos 
vel per quem qualiter et quomodo a nobis sint ibidem subtracte seu concelate . 
ita quod inquisicionem inde coram te distincte et aperte in forma predicta 
captam habeas coram baronibus de scaccario nostro apud Westmonasterium 
in crastino cl[aus]i Pasche sub sigillo tuo et sigillis eorum per quos, etc. Et hoc, 
sicut nos et honorem nostrum diligis, et te ipsum indempnem servare volueris, 
nuUo modo omittas . Teste xij°- die Ffebruarij anno regni nostri ix°- . Per 
thesaurarios et barones. [A.D. 1567.] 

Execucio istius brevis patet in quadam inquisiciouem huic brevi annexa : — 
Inquisicio indentata capta apud Cardiff in comitatu Q-lamorgancie vicesimo 
die Septembris anno regni domine Elizabethe Dei gratia Anglie Ffrancie et 
HiBERNiE Regine fidei defensoris, etc, nono coram Willelmo Herberte de 
CoGANPiLL armigero vicecomite comitatus predicti virtute brevis domine Regine 
nunc hujus scaccarij dicto vicecomiti directi et huic inquisicioni annexi per 
sacramentum Ricardi Thomas . Gtriffeth Gogh, generosi . Willelmi G-ybbon 
de Llanharry, generosi , Gtriffini John ap Lewis, generosi . David ap 
Gtriffith, generosi . Morgani Jeuan, generosi . Hoelli Morgan de Llan- 
wonno, generosi . Thome Hoell . Llewelini ap Powell', generosi . Jevani 
Baghe ap John, yoman . David Morgan . Llewelin ap Howell', yoman . 
Thomas Mountagu, yoman . Llewelini ap Jeuan, yoman . et Thom^ ap 
Jeuan Jeyn' ap Jeuan, yoman . Q,ui dicunt super sacramentum suum quod 
Willelmus comes Pembrochie tenet dominium et manerium de Miskyn et 
fforestam de Miskyn . dominium et manerium de Clun' . dominium et 
manerium de Gtlynrethney . dominium et manerium de Llanwayse . 
dominium et manerium de Pentighe . ac bui'gum de Llantrissen' . 



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dominium et manerium de Ruthyn et Llanblethiane cum fforesta de 
Talavan . dominium et manerium de Bovierton cum Llantwitt . 
dominia et maneria de Avion Burgus et Avion Wallia et Tireyarlth . 
dominium et manerium de Kenvig . dominia et maneria de Sigheneth Subtus 
Sigheneth Supra Whitchurch et Oaerfilly . dominium et manerium de 
E.ADYR . dominium et manerium de Lequeth . dominium et manerium Roothe . 
dominium et manerium de Newton Notasshe . manerium de Rader . manerium 
de GrRiFFiTHE MoRE . dominium et manerium de Avon Cowbridge et Cardiff . 
Castrum manerium et burgum de Cardiff cum pertinentiis . et manerium domi- 
nium et manerium de Colmoston ac insulam de Barry . dominium et manerium 
de RussHAM et Lez Homes juxta Cardiff . ac burgum de Neth in comitatu 
Glamorgan nuper percellas terrarum et possessionum Jasperis nuper Ducis 
Beddfordie . ao dominium de St. Gborges . manerium de Wenvo . manerium 
de Llanvaise . manerium de Waterston . manerium de Saintte Nicholas . 
manerium de Michelston . manerium de Cayres . manerium de Raylee 
Lantwitt . manerium de Neth Citra . Neth Ultra . et Britton cum eorum 
membris et pertinentiis universis in dicto eomitatu Q-lamorgan . Et infra dominia 
et maneria predicta et cetera premissa cum pertinentiis idem comes a decimo 
septimo die Novembris anno regni dicte domine Regine nune primo vsus fuit 
et adhuc vtitur h[aber]e et tenere curiam lete et visus ffranoi plegii ac omnia 
que ad curiam lete visus fEranci plegii pertinent unacum secta omnium inhabi- 
tancium infra dominia maneria villas et loca predicta . assisam et assisas panis 
vini et servicij et aliorum victualium . scrutinium ponderum et mensurarum . ac 
emendacionem et correccionem eorundem . wayff[es] et stray[es] ac omne id 
quod ad visum ffranci plegii pertinet et thesaurum inventum . ac eciam habere 
infra dominia maneria villas et loca predicta omuia et omnimoda bona et catalla 
ifelonum tain de se quam aliorum felonum et fugitivorum convictorum utlaga- 
torum et in exequendo positorum et deodanda, et habere ibidera infangtheff et 
outfFangtheff ac orauia et omnimoda ffinem et amerciamentum infra dominia 



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maneria villas et loca prediota coram Senescallo Curie predicte pro tempore 
existente evenienda sive coutingentia, et ea omnia et singula ad opus suum 
proprium habere percipere et levare de quibus quidem omnibus et singulis liber- 
tatibus et ffranchesiis idem Willelmus [Comes] Pembroke per totum tempus 
predictum vsus fuit et adhuc vtitur . Sed quo titulo jure sive warranto juratores 
predicti penitus ignorant . In cujus rei testimonium tam predictus vicecomes 
quam juratores predicti huic inquisicioni sigilla sua apposuerunt. 
Datum die anno et loco supradictis. 



MCCCCXLIV. 

[ABSTRACT OF AN] INDENTURE BETWEEN EDWARD 

STRADLYNa, ESQUIEE, AND EDWARD AP JOHN, GENTLE- 

MAN. 

[O. 0. F.] 

10 JuNE. 10 Eliz. 1568. 

Indenture dated 10 June 10 Eliz. between (1) Edward Stradlyng of St. 
DoNATES Esq (2) Edward ap John of Clemenston Grent. Edward S. demises to 
Edward ap J. all that parcel of freehold land being iu two closes within the Parishes 
of St. Andrews and Wicke called Y cae Kenoll and Y cae Newyth to him 
and his assigns for 50 years if he so long live, paying during the life of Jankyn 
Edward of Ogmore Grent. and Damson his wife aud the longest liver of them 
five marks in two portions annually. Power to reenter for arrears. 

Signed Edward Stradlyng. 

In witness whereof the parties afforesaid hereunto eythere to othere interchan- 
gebly have sett there seales. 

Executed in the presence of Thomas Stradlyng knight . Edward Stradlino . 
RiCHARD Fleming . Griffith Williams . and others. 



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MCCCCXLV. 
TRESPASES SUPPOSED TO BE DONE BY SIR EDW. MAN[SELL] 
TO THE PREIUDICE OF THE ENHERITANCE OF Y^ RIGHT 
HONORABLE THE EARL OF P[EMBROKE]. 



the obiection. 
Kenfigg. 

The fishing in the pounde of Kenfig. 
The taking of conies upon y^ sands 

betwene the borough and y" sea. 
The inclosure of three quarters of an 

acre (by estimation) of medowe 

grownde by y^ castell. 
The claiminge of xl. acres of marish 

grownde. 

The breakinge of quarreis in the 

comon. 
The abbridging of y^ bounds of the 

coraon. The encroching of the 

same, and inclosure of some parte 

therof. 

AVAN. 

The bounds of Avan. 
The fishino- iu the streame. 



The driving of the comon. 



THE awnswer. 

Wherto I have but prescripc'on. 
I neither take nor claime any. 

Hit lieth on the weast side of the 
river w*^'' is the meare of both. 

I claime no grounde thear w'^'^ I have 

not in possession descended unto 

me. 
The quarry is in a peece of wast 

ground of my owne. 
I never abbridged any bounds nor 

ever enclosed one fote of comon . 

of mine owne or other mens. 



They seeke to encroche upon myne 

inheritance. 
Non have any colour to pretend title 

to hit knowen to be mine owne 

inheritance as weU by possession 

dece . . . . as judgment. 
I never drave fote of hit. 



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the obiection. 
Newton Nottadge. 

The driving of the comon. 

Tyre y yarlle. 

The driving of some parte of the 

manor. 
The intollerable threatning of the 

tenauntes thear in Avan and 

Kenffigg. 
The imponding of some cattell iu 

TiRYARLL besids the detajning 

them in pound two wliole dayes 

longer then promise. 



Endorsed— ' Obiections of diseourtesies and 



the awnswer. 

Hit was mj dutie so to do in that it 
is mine bj inheritance. 

I never drave foote. 

I threatued none but to take what 
advauntadge the lawe would geve 
me. 

At request of y* earle of Pembroke's 
surveyers, I graunted that Mor- 
gan John (pro una vice) should 
have his cattell out of pound who 
corae not for them in two daies 
after, nor ever would I have 
brought or sent them unto him. 

aunsweres.' 



MCCCCXLVI. 

ABSTRACT OF A LETTER OF ATTORNEY BY SIR THOMAS 

STEADLYNG. 

[G. 0. F.] 

3 March. 11 Eliz. 1569. 

Sir Thomas Stradling of St. Donates Kt. attorns and deputes Jankyn 
Stradlyng to receive from Robert Thomas of Brygam gent. possession and 
seizin of seven acres of land in a close called Tir Sygyn Ycha etc. in 
Lanfey now in the holding of William Hary Lewys. 
Q^^ March 11 Elizabeth. Signed Thomas Stradlyng. 

Seal gone. 



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MCCCCXLVII. 

BOND OF EDWAED MANXELL OF MOEGAN, AFTEEWAEDS 
SIE EDWAED MANSELL, KNT., TO DAVID JONES, MEE- 
CHANT TAYLOE OF LONDON, IN THE SUM OF £60, TO 
SECUEE DUE PAYMENT OF £3L 

[Makgam Chakter.] 

5 AuG. 13 Eliz. 1571. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Edwardum Manxell' de Morgan in 
comitatu Gtlamorgan, armigerum, teneri et firmiter obligari David Jones 
mercatori scissori Londonie in sexaginta libris sterlingorum solvendis eidem 
David Jones aut suo certo attornato heredebibus (sic) vel executoribus suis. 
Ad quam quidem solucionem bene et fideliter faciendum obligo me heredes et 
executores meos firmiter per presentes sigillo meo sigillatas. 

Datum quinto die Augustij anno regni domine nostre Elizabeth Dei gracia 

Anglie Ffrancie et Hibernie Eegine fidei defensoris, etc, tercio decimo. 

Signed : Edw^arde Mansell. 
Seal torn off. 

The condic'on of this present obligac'on is suche that if the within bounden 

Edward Manxell' esquier his heires or executours do well' and trewly content 

and paye or cause to be well' and trewely contented and payd vnto the within 

named David Jones his executours or assignes the somme of thirttye one poundes 

of good and lawfull money of England in and vpon the feast of Seynt James 

the apostell next and ymedyatly ensuing the date herof at the nowe dwelling 

house of one David Jones of the newe inne in the Cittye of Bristowe without 

any further delaye, then this present obligac'on to be void, otherwyse to stand 

and remayne in full force and eifect. 



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MCCCCXLVIII. 

BOND BY EDWARD WILLIAMS TO ROOER SEYS ON THE 
MANOR OF EGLWYS BREWIS. 

[FONMON MS.] 

22 Jan. 14 Eliz. 1572. 

Bond fi-om Edward Williams of St. Hilary gentleman to Roger Seys 
of BovERTON gentlemau for £200. Security : a part of the manor of Eglwys 
Brewis and the advowson of the parish church inherited by Edward Williams 
from his father Thomas Williams. 

Dated 22nd January 14 Elizabeth. Signed Edward Williams. 

These being witnesses . William John . William Thomas . Yevan ap 
William and Morgan John. 



MCCCCXLIX. 

QUIT-CLAIM BY JOHN NYCOLLAS OF NOTTAOE TO JEVAN 
AP GRUFFITH OF KENFIG, OF LANDS IN KENFIO. 

[Charter belonging to Mr. R. W. Llewellyn of Baglan.] 

23 JuLY. 14 Eliz. 1572. 

Omnibus C[h]risti fidelibus ad quos hoc presens scriptum pervenerit ego 
Johannem (sic) Nycollas de Nottage in parochia de Newton in comitatu Gla- 
morgax' yeoman salutem in Domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis me prefatum Johannem Nycollas remisisse relaxasse et omnino 
pro me et heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum olamasse Jevano ap Gruffith 
de Kenffyegvile in comitatu predicto yeoman in sua plena et pacifica possessione 
existenti totum jus meum titulum clameum statum et demandam ac interesse 
que unquam habui habeo seu quovismodo habere potero aut poterint heredes me 



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de et in omnibus quatuor aoras terras arabiles et pasturas boscos subboscos et 
vasta cum eorum pertinentiis vulgariter vocata duobus acras in Plems Pyt et 
alteram acram in Kay yr Taye Vach et dimidium unius acre in Le Kay 
Catering Yorrath et alterum dimidium unius acre in Le Kay .... John . 
jacentes et existentes infra libertates et ffranchesias ville de Kenffieg in comitatu 
predicto per metas et bondas illis ab antiquo limitatas et cognitas . Ita videlicet 
quod nec ego prefatus Johannem (sic) Nycolas nec heredes mei nec aliquis alius 
pro nobis aut nomine nostro aliquod jus titulum clameum demandam aut interesse 
de et in omnibus predictis quatuor acras terras arabiles et pasturas boscos sub- 
boscos et vasta ac cetera premissa cum eorum pertinenciis nec in aliqua inde 
parcella decetero exigere clamare seu vendicare poterimus nec debemus sed ab 
omni accione juris tituli clameum demandam et interesse inde penitus simus 
exclusi et quilebet (sic) nostrum exclusus sit imperpetuum per presentes sigillo 
meo sigillata. 

Datum apud Kenffieg predictum xxiu^- menssis Julij anno regni Elizabethe 
Dei gracia Anglie . Ffrancie et Hibernie Eegine ffidei deffensoris, etc, 
decimo quarto, anno Domini 1572. 

Seal a hart on a tun, between the initial letters ' I. [H.],' being a rebus on 
the name of the last mentioned witness. 

Endorsed — * Seasson' et possession' deliberat' fuit in presencia Rees Thomas 
Mellen . Rees Thomas ap Jeuan . Hoell' Thomas . Phelep Jeuan . ac 
me Johannem Hartton. 

Tbe Latin of this cleed is very corrupt and incorrect. 



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MCCCCL. 

aUIT-CLAIM OF THE MANOR OF EaLYSBRUIS BY EDWARD 

WILLIM OF ST. HILARY, TO ROGER SAISE OF BOVERTON. 

[FONMON MS.] 

20 OcT. 14 Eliz. 1572. 
Omiiibus Christi fidelibus ad quos hoc presens scriptum meum pervenerit ego 
Edwardus Willim de Saint Hilarie in comitatu Gtlamorgan generosus 
salutem in Domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis me prefatum Edwardum Willim remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro 
me et heredibus meis in perpetuum quietum clamasse Rogero Saise de Boverton 
in comitatu predicto generoso (in plena et pacifica possessione sua existenti) et 
heredibus suis in perpetuum totum jus meum titulum clameum interesse et 
demandam que unquam habui habeo seu quovis modo in futurum habere potero 
de et in maneria de Eglysbruis in comitatu predicto ac de et in advocacione 
ecolesie de Eglysbruis predicto necnon de et in omnibus messuagiis terris pratis 
pasturis boscis redditibus reversionibus et serviciis jacentibus et existentibus infra 
parochiam de Eglysbruis predicto cum omnibus suis juribus membris et perti- 
nenciis ita videlicet quod nec ego prefatus Edwardus nec heredes mei nec 
aliquis nostrum nec aliquis alius per nos pro nobis seu nomine nostro ahquod jus 
titulum clameum interesse seu demandam de vel in manerio predicto et ceteris 
premissis omnibus cum suis dictis juribus membris et pertinenciis nee de vel in 
aliqua inde parcella decetero clamare exigere seu vindicare poterimus nec 
debemus quovis modo in futurum sed ab omni actione jure titulo clameo interesse 
et demanda simus iude penitus exclusi et quislibet nostrum exclusus sit per 
presentes imperpetuum. 

Datum vicesimo die Octobris anno regni Elizabethe Dei gratia Anglie 
Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris etc. decimo quarto. In cujus rei 
testimoniura huic presenti scripto meo ego prefatus Edwardus Willim sigillum 
meum apposui. Signed Edwardus Wyllyam. 

Endorsed in later handwritings— ' Eglois Brewis ' and ' A Relesse made by 
Edward Wilhn of all his right in Egloisbur wherby his title to entre contayned 
in a dede was extingwjshed.' 



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MCCCCLI. 
MEMORANDUM OF INDENTURE BETWEEN EDWARD MAN- 
XELL OF OXENWICH, ESQ., AND PHILIPPE PIGaE OF 
THE PITTE, YEOMAN HUSBANDMAN. 

[o. a F.] 

18 Dec. 15 Eliz. 1572. 

Edward Manxell lets to Philippe Pigge aud Ann Vosse his wife and 
RicHARD Pigge their eldest son a tenement called the Pitte of 18 acres 
arable l^ acres medow an acre of rushe four acres of furze and three acres some- 
time belonging to Catherine Danyell's tenement in Pitte whereof one 
parcell called Park-above-the-way and the other parcel called Little- 
Ditching-Ende in the Lordship of Horton. To have etc. . . . the above for 
their lives and the longest liver successively. Not to commit waste. Not to 
pledge. Ann not to marry without licence of Edward Manxell. Paving 20 
shillings at two terms annunciation of our Lady and Michaelmas. Also at the 
feast of St. John Baptist yearly as custom xvir/. or four days earinge four days 
carringe one day reaping corn one day's work in hay yearly. Power to distrain. 
For liberty to pasture on Edward Manxell's justemente grounde in the moor 
of Porteynon iiiJcL and on the Friday before Easter day two capons to be paid 
annually at Edward Manxell's house where he may be dwelling whether at 
OxENWYCHE or MoRGAN. A hcriott of the best beast or five shillings at death 
of each of the three lessees. Suit of mill. Landlord covenants peaceable 
possession. 

Signed Edwarde Mansell. 

Witnesses : — Richard Howell . Thomas Abowen . Nycholas Seward . 

GrIFFITH HoWELL . Th. AbOWEN . PhILIP BoWEN . Q-RIFFITHE GrlBBE. 



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MCCCCLII. 

aUIT-CLAIM BY WILLIAM THOMAS AYLWARD TO JEUAN 
AP GRUFFITH OF LAND8 IN KENFIG, FOE THREE 
POUNDS. 

[Charter belonging to Mr. R. W. Llewellyn of Baglan.] 

22 May. 15 Eliz. 1573. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos hoc presens scriptum pervenerit . Ego 
Willelmus Thomas Aylward in ville de Kenfieg in oomitatu Gtlamorgan' 
generosus salutem in Domino sempiternam. 

Noveritis me pref atum Willelmum Thomas Aylward in consideracione somme 
tribus libris legalis monete Anglie michi per Jeuan ap Gruffith pre mani- 
bus solute remisisse relaxasse et omnia pro me et heredibus meis imperpetuum 
quietum clamasse dicto Jeuan ap Gruffith heredibus et assignatis suis totum 
jus meum titulum clameum statum demandam et interesse que unquam habui 
habuo seu quovismodo infuturum habere potero vel poteiint heredes mei de et in 
unius acre et dimidium unius acrem terras arabilibus pratis et pastm-is cum 
omnibus et singulis eorum juribus et pertinenciis situatis et jacencibus in ville et 
ffraunchesiis predictis prout ibidem jacent scituantur et angnoscuntur per 
antiquas suas metas et bondas ad in limitatas inter terras Ane vr'z William 
vidue ex parte boreali et horientali et terre Rees Thomas Melen' ex 
parte oxcidentali et viam domine Regine nomine Yr Hewle Lase anglice 
The Gryne Waye ex parte austriale . Ita videlicet quod nec ego prefatus 
Willelmus Thomas Aylworth neo heredes mei nec aliquis alius per nos pro 
nobis seu nomine nostro aliquod jus titulum clameum statum demandam seu 
interesee de et in premissis nec in aliqua inde parcella decetero exigere clamare 
seu vendicare poterimus nec debemus in futurum sed ab omni accione jure titulo 
clameo statu demanda seu interesse inde penitus simus exclusi imperpetuum 
per presentes . Et ego vero predictus Willelmus Thomas Aylbward et heredes 



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mei omnia et singula premissa cum omnibus et singulis eorum juribus et perti- 
nenciis prefato Jeuan ap Gruffith heredibus et assingnatis suis contra omnes 
gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes . In cujus rei 
testimonium huio presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. 

Datum apud Kenfieg vicesimo secundo die menssis Maij anno regni domine 
Elizabethe Dei gracia Anglie Ffrauncie et Hibernie Regine fidei deffencor' 
etc. decimo quinto anno Domini 1573, 

Seal broken, red wax. 

Bndorsed — ' Sealed and delyuered in the presentes of LPeiu ap Richard . 
Thomas ap Jeuan . Watkyn David . Thomas ap Prichard . Rees Thomas 
Mellen . and others.' ' Y Maes Mawr.' 

The Latin of this deed is very comipt and incorrect. 



MCCCCLIII. 

CONVEYANCE BY THOMAS PRAUNCHE TO JOHN WILLIAM 
TYLER OF A HALF BUROAaE IN COWBRIDOE. 

[O. G. F.] 

6 AuG. 15 Eliz. 1573. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Thomas Praunche de Llantrethed 
in comitatu G-lamorgancie yoman pro diversis consideracionibus dedi con- 
cessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Johanni Willelmo Tyler de 
Cowbrige in comitatu predicto yoman dimidium unius burgagii cum perti- 
nenciis jacentem et esistentem in villa de Cowbrige predicta inter terram 
domine nostre Regine nunc in tenura Roberti ap William Glover ex 
parte occidentali viam ducentem per villam predictam ex parte boreali et 
stratam vocatam Le Roode Streate ex parte orientali et terram Hugonis 
G-RiFFiTHE nuno in tenura Marie Perers' ex parte australi. Habendum et 



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tenendum dimidium burgagii predicti cum omnibus suis juribus ac pertinen- 
ciis prefato Johanni William Tyler heredibus et assignatis suis ad solum 
opus et usum ipsius Johannis heredum et assignatorum suorum imper- 
petuum de capitali domino feodi illius per redditus et servicia inde prius 
debita et de jure consueta et per metas et bundas illic ab antiquo limitatas 
et cognitas. Et ego vero prefatus Thomas Praunche et heredes mei 
dimidium burgagii predicti cum suis pertinenciis prefato Johanni William 
TiLER heredibus et assignatis suis modo et forma predicta contra omnes 
homines warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. In cujus 
rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum apposui. 

Dat' sexto die Augusti anno regni domine Elizabethe Dei gratia Anglie 
Francie et Hibernie Regine fidei defensoris etc. quinto decimo. 

Per me Thomam Pranche. 

One seal of red wax, broken and indistinct. Deed poll. 

Endorsed — ' Possessio et seisina deliberata fuit in presentia Willelmi Lison 
Johannis William Gronowe et aliorum.' (Repeated) — ' Sigillatura et delibera- 
tum in presentia Willebni Lisou Jhon William Grronow et aliorum.' 

MCCCCLIV. 

DRAFT GRANT BY QUEEN ELIZABETH TO ROBERT NICOLLES 
OF THE RECTORIES AND CHURCHES OF ENYS AVON 
AND GLINCORROCK, WITH THE TITHES, ETC, FOR 
TWENTY-ONE YEARS IN REVERSION, AFTER THE 
DEMISE TO JANKYN AP HOPKYN AP WILLIAM. 
[Margam Charter.] 

11 AuG. 16 Eliz. 1574. 

Regina omnibus ad quos, etc, salutem. Cum Johannes quondam abbas 
quondam monasterii beate Marie virginis de Margam et ejusdem loci con- 
ventus per eorum indenturam sub eorum sigillo communi confecta[m] gerente[m] 



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datum primo die mensis Octobris anno domini Millesimo Uuingentesimo decimo 
Nono unanimi eorum consensu et assensu concesserunt tradiderunt et ad firmam 
dimiserunt cuidam Jankyn ap Hopkyn ap William heredibus et assignatis 
suis omnes decimas fructus oblaciones, alteragia ac omnia alia quecunque emolu- 
menta Ecclesiarum de Enys Avon' et Glincorrock cum omnibus pertinentiis 
suis, habendum et tenendum omnes dictas decimas fructus et oblaoiones cum 
oranibus suis pertinentiis prefato Jankyn heredibus et assignatis suis ad terminum 
et usque finem termini septuaginta annorum proxime sequentium et plenarie 
complendorum post datum ejusdem indenture, reddendo inde adtunc annuatim 
decem marcas sterlingorum prout per eandem indenturam inter alia plenius 
liquet et apparet, revercione et revercionibus omnium et singulorum premissoram 
cum eorum pertinentiis universis nobis ac heredibus et successoribus nostris pleno 
jure spectantibus et pertinentibus . Sciatis quod nos in consideracione boui 
fidelis et acceptabilis servicij nobis per dilectum servientem nostrum Rolandum 
Clarke militem antehac facti et impensi ac ad humilem peticionem ipsius 
E.0LANDI de gratia nostra speciali ac ex certa sciencia et mero motu nostris tradi- 
dimus concessimus et ad firmam dimisimus ac per presentes pro nobis heredibus 
et successoribus nostris tradimus concedimus et ad firmam dimittimus dilecto 
subdito nostro Roberto Nicolles omnes illas Rectorias et Ecclesias nostras de 
Enys Avon' et GrLYNCORROCK in dicto comitatu nostro Glamorgancie ac omnes 
decimas fruotus oblaciones alteragia et alia emolumenta dictis Ecclesiis de Enys 
Avon' et GrLYNCORROCK spectantia sive pertinentia exceptis tamen semper et 
nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris [reservatis . . . ] ac advocacionibus 
Ecclesiarum et capellarum quarumcunque premissis predictis seu alicui iude 
parcelle spectantium, necnon omnibus grossis arboribus boscis subboscis mineris 
et quarreriis premissorum. Habendum et tenendum predictas Ecclesias de Enys 
Avon' et Gtlincorrock decimas ac cetera omnia et singula premissa dicto Jankyn 
ap Hopkyn ap William per indenturam predictam ut prefertur dimissa cum 
eonmi pertinentiis (exceptis preexceptis) prefato Roberto Nicolles executoribus 

11 L 



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et assignatis suis a tempore quo dicta indentura et dimissio dicto Jenkyn ap 
HoPKYN ap WiLLiAM ut prefertuT confecta ac status interesse et terminus 
annorum ejusdem Jankyn de et in eadem indentura et dimissione ac in Ecclesiis 
et decimis predictis quocunque modo finiri expirari seu determinari conti- 
gerint usque ad finem termini et per terminum viginti et unius annorum 
extunc proxime sequentium et plenarie complendorum, reddendo inde extunc et 
abinde annuatim nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris centum sex soKdos et 
octo denarios legalis monete Anglie ad f esta Annunciacionis beate Marie virginis 
et Sancti Michaelis archangeli ad manus Ballivorum vel E-eceptorum premis- 
sorum pro tempore existentium per equales porciones solvendos durante termino 
predicto inde per preseutes preconcesso prima solucione inda incipienda ad illud 
ffestum festorum predietorum quod primo et proxime euenerit seu acciderit 
postquam predictus Robertus Nicolles executores vel assignati sui easdem 
Ecclesias et decimas vii-tute harum litterarum nostrarum patentium gaudebunt 
et possidebunt . Et predictus Robertus Nicolles executores et assignati siu 
viginti sex solidos et octo denarios de predictis decimis in Glincorrock predicto 
exeuntes ac Thome ap Jeuan Phipp' clerico et successoribus suis divina celebrau- 
tibus infra Capellam de Gtlincorrock predicto annuatim solvendos annuatim et 
de tempore in tempus persolvent . Ac nos heredes et successores nostri inde 
exonerabunt acquietabunt et indempnes conservabunt durante termino predicto 
inde per presentes preconcesso . Quodque idem Eobertus Nicolles executores 
et assignati sui omnia domos edificia ac omnia sepes fossata inclusas littora ripas 
et muros marittimos necnon omnes alias necessarias reparaciones premissorum in 
omnibus et per omnia de tempore in tempus tociens quociens necesse et oppor- 
tunum f uerit sumptubus suis propriis et expensis bene et sufficienter reparabunt 
supportabunt sustinebunt escurabunt purgabunt et manutenebunt durante termino 
predicto . Ac premissa sufficienter reparata in fine termini illius dimittent . 
Et volumus ac per presentes concedimus prefato Roberto Nicolles executoribus 
et assignatis suis quod bene licebit eis de tempore in tempus capere percipere et 



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habere de in et super premissis crescentia competentia et sufficientia housebote 
hedgebote firebote ploughbote et oartebote ibidem et non alibi annuatim expen- 
denda et occupanda durante termino predicto. Et quod habeant maeremium in 
boscis et terris premissorum crescens ad et versus reparaciones domorum et edifici- 
orum premissorum per assignacionem et supervicionem senescalli seu subsenescalli 
aut aliorum officiariorum nostrorum heredum et successorum nostrorum ibidem 
pro tempore existentium durante termino predicto. Proviso semper quod si con- 
tigerit predictum redditum aretro fore non solutum in parte vel in toto per 
spacium quadraginta dierum post aliquod ffestum ffestorum predictorum quo, 
ut prefertur, solvi debeat, quod tunc et deinceps hec presens dimissio et 
concessio vana sit ac pro nuUo habeatur . aliquo in presentibus in coutrarium 
inde non obstante . Aliquo statuto, etc. In cujus rei, etc. Teste apud 
GoRHAMBURY uudecimo die Augusti anno regni Regine nunc Elizabethe, 
etc. . Sextodecimo. 

MCCCCLV. 
BOND BY THOMAS PEAUNCHE TO JOHN WILLIAM TYLER 
TO SECUEE POSSESSION OF A HALF BURGAOE IN 
COWBRIDGE. 

[Gh. G. F.] 

6 AuG. 16 Eliz. 1574. 

Noverint universi per presentes me Thomam Praunche de Llantrethed 
in comitatu Glamorgancie yoman teneri et firmiter obligari Johanni 
Willelmo Tyler de Covvbrige in comitatu predicto yoman in quadraginta 
libris legalis monete Anglie solvendis eidem Johanni aut suo certo attornato 
executoribus seu administratoribus suis ad quam quidem solutionem bene et 
fideliter faciendum obligo me heredes executores et administratores meos firmiter 
per presentes sigillo meo sigillatas. Dat sexto die Augusti anno regni 
dominse Elizabeth^ Dei gratia AlNglie Ffrancie et Hibernie Regine fidei 
defensoris etc. decimo sexto. 



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The condicion of this obKgacion is suche that if the above bounden 
Thomas Praunche and his heires and every one of them doo att any greate 
cessions to be holden for the comitatus abovesaid and att all other time and 
times hereafter make execute acknowleg and suffer to be made all maner 
of actes assurances and conveniaunces in the lawe of in and upon one half 
or moytie of one burgage sett liinge and beinge within the towne of 
CowBRiDGE abovesaid between the landes of our Soveraigne Ladye the 
Q-ueen now in the teniu-e of Robert ap Gtwillim glover of the west parte 
the highwaie leadinge throughe the saide towne of the north partie one 
streate called Roode Streete of the est parte and the landes of Hughe 
Griffithe nowe in the tenure of Marye Pirce of the southe parte to 
thabove named John William Tyler and to his heires and to every one of 
them and to his heires for ever . And all other act thinge and thinges for the 
making sure thereof and of everye part thereof to the said John William 
Tyler and to his heires for ever as shalbe from time to time reasonably 
devised or advysed by the said John William Tyler his heirs or assignes 
or by anye of them or by the learned counsell in the lawe of any of them 
att the reasonable request of and costes and charges in the lawe of the said 
John William Tyler his heires or assignes . And also if the said one 
halfe or moitie of one burgage afforesaid with thappurtenaunces and everie 
parte thereof is and att the executinge of the actes assuraunces and convey- 
aunces afforesaid and everie of them shalbe free and clerely discharged 
thereof and from all former grauntes sales right titles and of and from all 
other charges and incombraunces whatsover (the chief lorde's rent services 

and thereupon from hensforthe to become due only excepted) . 

that then this present obligacion to be void or else the same to abide and 
continew in fuU force and effect. 

By me Thomas Praunche. 

Seal broken ofE. 



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Endorsed — ' Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Lyson . Jolin 
William Gronow.' 

This bond belongs to the Conveyance No. mccccltii. made between the same 
parties, and the dates of day of month are the same, but by some error the regnal 
year of Q-ueen Elizabeth has been wrongly entered in one or other of the 
documents. 

MCCCCLVI. 

EOYAL PEECIPE TO THE SHEEIFF IN THE CAUSE OF 
MEEICKE LLEWELTN VEESUS JOHN CILES, GWEN- 
LLIANA HIS WIFE, AND JOHN GILES THEIE SON, 
EESPECTING A FEEE TENEMENT IN LLANCAEVAN. 

[FONMON MS.J 

7 JuNE. 20 Eliz. 1578. 

Blizabetha Dei gratia Anglie Ffrancie et Hibernie Eegina fidei defensor 
etc. vicecomiti Gtlamgrgan salutem. 

Questus est nobis Mericke Lle[wely]n quod Johannes G-iles Gwenlliana 
uxor ejus et Johannes Giles Ffilly injuste et sine judicio disseisiverunt eum 
de libero tenemento suo in Lancarvan infra triginta annos jam ultimos elapsos. 
Et ideo tibi preoipimus quod si predictus Mericke fecerit te securum de clameo 
suo prosequendo tunc facias tenementum illud reseisiri de catallis que in ipso 
capta fuerunt et ipsum tenementum cum catallis esse in pace usque ad proximam 
magnam sessionem nostram in comitatu tuo tenendam cum justiciarius noster in 
partes illas venerit. Et interim facias xij*^''"- liberos et legales homines de visu 
illo videre tenementum illud et nomina eorum imbreviari. Et summoneas eos 
per bonos summonitores quod sint coram justiciario nostro magne sessionis nostre 
comitatus tui die Mercurij in proxima magna sessione nostra in comitatu tuo 
tenenda ubicunque teneri contigerit in comitatu tuo parati inde facere 



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recognicionem . Et ponas per vadia et salvos plegios predictos Johannem 
GwENLLiANAM et JoHANNEM vel baUivnm sunm si ipsi inventi non fueriat 
quod tunc sint ibi audiendum illam recoguicionem et habeas ibi simmionicionem 
nomina plegiorum et hoc breve. Teste me ipsa apud Brecon vij°- die Junij 
anno regni nostri vicesimo. Pembrok. 

Nomina recognitionum inter assisam nove disseisine inter M. Lle[wely]n 
querentem et Johannem Giles Gwenlllanam uxorem ejus et Johannem 
Giles Phille tenentes. 

Oliverus Morris de Wallas. 

JoHANNEs RoBiN Taylok de Sainte Andreas. 

Hoelus Mason de Wenvo. 

JoHANNES Love de eadem. 

Willelmus Goze de Sainte Ffagans. 

JOHANNES WeVER dc PeNMARKE. 

Willelmus Thomas Mathewe de Llansenfred. \ 

Lle[wely]n ap Jevan de Sainte Nicholas. 

JoHANNES Griffethk de Castelton. 

RoGERUS Stocke de Llantwit. 

WiLLELMUs Thomas de Ystradewen. 

Jenkinus Eichard de Witchurche. 

E.1CHARDUS Lle[wely]n ap Richard de eadem. 

Thomas Gwillim ap Jevan Tewe de Llaxgonoid. 

Lle[wely]n ap Jevan Willim de eadem. 

Edwardus Pyers de Sainte Brides. 

MiLO ap JoHN de Llanganne. 

Thomas Watkin de Llandevodock. 

Lodowicus ap John de eadem. 

Thomas LEms GozE de Cadoxton juxta Neathe. 

Morga[nu]s Jevan David de Llantwit juxta Neathe. 

Johannes Thomas de eadem. 

WiLLELMUs Thomas de Llantrissente. 

Lle[wely]n ap John Lle[wely]n de eadem. 



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MCCCCLVII. 

PIRACY TJNDER PENAETH. 

[P. R. 0. St. Pap. Domestic, 125, No. 66.] 

19 Sept. 20 Eliz. 1578. 

G-LAMORGAN. — The Examinac'on8 of the Persons f oUowinge taken at Llannelyd 

in the said Countie the nyntenthe of September anno regni Regine Eliza- 

bethe vicesimo before Edwarde Mansell and Edwarde Stradlinge 

Knights and William Mathewe Esquier ; commission appoynted to enquier 

of piraces and offences towchinge Pyrats. 

EiICHARD Harbert gentleman beinge demanded whether he were abom"de a 

shipp whereof one Thom's Clarke termethe himself Capitaine w'ch lately lay 

. . . anckore in the Roade of Pennarthe in the said Countie not far from the 

sh[ore] sayethe that on Saturdaye laste beinge the xiu^^ of this September he 

was walkinge in his grounde neare the seae coaste at Pennarthe aforesaid and 

sawe a shipp of his cosin George Harbebtes of Newport caUed the Grreene 

Dragon w'ch laye at anckore verry nere the shippe [of the] said Clarke beiDge 

in her voyadge to the Soweth-coaste : And that the s . . . . G-reene Dragon sent 

certaine in her longe boate and prayed the said Eich . . . to come abourde her 

who so did in the said longe boate, and in his return from the said Greene 

Dragon in the companye of eighte merchantes of Bristowe and one Hughe 

Jones and Hughe Spencer the said Tho . . . Clarke saluted the said 

Eicharde w'th a glasse of wyne in his hand . . . prayed him to come abourde who 

so did and there dronke w'th him and came forethw'th to lande w'thout any 

bargaininge or trafficke w'th him at all. 

Hughe Jones beinge examined uppon the like yssue saithe in ev . . . . pointe 
and article as the said Eichard dothe. 

Lewis Harrye beinge examined whether he were abom-de Capitaine Clabke's 
shippe denyethe the same ; but saiethe that on Sonday laste the xiiij*'^ of this 



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September the foresaid Richard Harberte willed this examinate to kill a 
wether and to bringe hit to the Greene Dragon his cosin George Harbert's 
shippe w'ch roade at anckore in the said Baye of Pennarthe promysinge to 
meete this examinate there and so to see the said wether conveaied to the said 
Green Dragon w'ch this examinate did ; and comminge to the shore perceaved the 
said Greene Dragon to be gonne; and not meetinge w'th Richard Harberte there 
retumed again w'th the said wether. And in his retm^ne Capitaine Clarke's 
me' fell uppon him w'th their naked swordes and toke the wether from him 
p'force. 

WiLLiAM HoELL djcr beinge examined whether he were in Clarke's ship . . . 
saithe that on Sonday laste the xiu^'' of this September being in one Lewys 
Tracye's howse hard by the seae at Pennarthe there came a . . . the said howse 
IX®" of Clark's men with their swordes and calivers and toke this examinate and 
one John Tracye and forced them to go abourde their s . . . w'ch they did ; but 
staide there no longer then the next tyde and then w . . . Capitaine Clarke 
himself they came ashore who prayed them to provy . . . him and his companye 
some victualls ; whereuppon this exarainate togeeth . . . w'th the said John 
Tracye weute and broughte them iiu'"' quarters of my .... w'ch he saiethe 
they did only for feare. And so after assone as tyme did ser . . . they stolle 
away from them. 

John Tracye beinge examined of the p'mysses saithe iu every poin[t] as the 
said Wm. Hoell dyer dothe. 

WiLLiAM PowELL beiuge examined whether he were in Clarke's ship saithe 
that his M'ris Ayles Harberte dwellinge in Cardiffe seate him t . . said 
Clarke's shippe to learne some newes of her sonne Mr. Geor[ge] Harberte 
who did 80 ; and hearinge nothinge of his M'ris sonne retumed immediately 
againe w'out dealinge ether w'th Clarke or any of his men. 

Edwarde Stradlinge being examined whether he was abourde Clarkes 
shipp saith that one John Borodghe having occasion to goe from Barrye to 



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Cardiffe by water requested this examinate and one Thom's Mathewe to goe 
w*th him ; and as they passed by Clarkes shippe his men caled them abourde 
but they refused to goe whereuppon the men of warr threatened to fetche them 
yf they would not come ; w'th that they wente unto them and there drunke w'th 
them till the tyde was spente and so retumed back to Barry again. At what time 
this examinate saithe that the said John Boroughe had w'th him lu. couple of 
conyes for his m'r Master Wm. Harbert of Cardiffe w'ch Capitaine Clarkes 
men toke from them. 

JoHN BoROWGHE being examined of the p'myses saithe in every pointe and 
article as the said Edwarde Stradelinge dothe. 

Thom's Mathewe beinge demaunded the like returnethe the like answere. 

JoHN Wille of Cadoxtone beinge examined whether he were abourde 
Clarkes shippe saithe that on Mounday laste the xv'^ of this September aboute 
sonne sette he toke the boate of Barrye and w'th one John Combe a marchante 
of Taunton (who procured this examinat to goe and gave him xvjd. for his 
paines) and one John Thom's glover of Cowebridge one Phillippe an English- 
man and another pore fellowe whom he knowethe not he went abourde the said 
Clarkes shippe and aboute two of the clocke after myddnighte the same nighte 
they came againe all togeether ashore. And saithe further that the said Combe 
carryed silkes and a doublett clothe of fusteene w'th him w'ch doublet clothe 
the said Combe bestowed there in Clarke's shippe upon a friende of his. 

Edw. Stradlynge. Edwarde Mansel. Wm. Mathevv. 

During the reigns of Elizabeth, James, and Charles, the narrow seas, and especially the Bristol Channel, 
were infested with pirates and piratical smugglers both of home and foreign growth. The county of 
Glamorgan, and particularly the town of Oardiff, seem to have connived at, and even to have taken an 
active part in this business ; impelled thereto, doubtless, by that boldness and love of maritime adventure 
which, towards the cloae of the above period, were conspicuous in Glamorgan in Sir Thomaa Button and 
his family, in Captain St. John, and in Sir Robert Mansel. 

The depositions here printed are taken from many papers on the same subject preserved in the 
Domestic State Papers of the realm. Sir Edward Mansell of Margam and Sir Bdward Stradling of 
St. Donafs were two of the leading gentry of the county, and the latter had well known hereditary 
reasons for being severe upon pirates. William Mathew, a country gentleman of pure Welsh descent, 
was much connected with Cardiff, and lived at Radyr, at no great distance from it. Richard Herbert of 

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Cogan Pill, close to Penarth Roads, was probably the fourth son of Mathew Herbert, of Cogan Pill 
and of Swansea ; and George, his cousin, the owner of the sliip Green Dragon, was second son of 
Sir William of St. Julian's, by Mary, daughter of Sir William Morgan of Pencoed. G-eorge also waa 
father of Walter Herbert of Newport. Alys, who dwelt in Cardiff, was no doubt, the daughter of 
Sir Thomas Raglan of Carnllwydd. She married, first, William Mathew of Castell-y-Mynach ; and af ter- 
wards Wm. Herbert of Cogan Pill, second son of Sir George of Swansea, sheriff in 1551 and 1556, and 
the builder of Oogan House. Mrs. Alice had also a son, another George Herbert, who was of Cardiff, and 
died childless. 

The only serious offence committed by the so-called pirates seems to have been going ashore with sworda 
and calivers, and taking by force a wether. AU those who boarded the ship, whether freely or under 
compulsion, seem to have been well treated (some with drink), and aliowed to depart. The drink may 
fairly be set against the coneys. Probably also the silks and fustian were smuggled. Clarke clearly 
inspired the Port with no great awe. 



MCCCCLVIII. 

LEASE BY SIR EDWARD MAUNSELL OF OXWICH, KNT., TO 
THOMAS CURTEIS OF PENRYCE, ISABEL HIS DAUGHTER, 
AND THOMAS HIS SON, OF LAND, ETC, AT PENRICE, 
FOR THREE LIVES. 

[Margam Charter.] 

1 April. 21 Eliz. 1579. 

This Indenture made the fyrste daie of Aprill and in the xxj^''- yeare of the 
raigne of our soueraigne lady Elysabeth bj the grace of Grod Queene of 
England Ffrance and Yerlande deffender of the fayth, etc, betwyne 
Edward Maunsell of OxENWYCH in the countee of Glamorgan knight of 
thone partye and Thomas Curteis of Penryce in the said countee howseband- 
man on thother partye wittnesseth that the said Edward hath demised graunted 
and to fferme letten, and by this presentes doth demyse graunte and to iferme 
lette vnto the said Thomas Curteys Isabell his doughter and Thomas his eldeste 
sonne one tenemente of landes now in the tenure and occupacion of the said 
Thomas Curteys conteyninge xj^"- acres erable two acres and a hallf of medowe 
and one acre of rushe in the lordship of Penryce afforesaid . To have and to 
houlde the premices with thappurtenances to the sayd Thomas Curteys Isabell 



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his doughter and Thomas his sonne for and during ther lyves and the longest 
lyver of them three successiuely . Ypon condycion that neither the said Thomas 
CuRTEYS IsABELL his doughter nor Thomas his sonne shall comytte any waste 
or destruction vpon any howse woodes or hedges in or vpon the premices nor any 
parte nor parcell therof nor shall alyen demyse nor pleadge the same nor any 
parte therof to any person or persons nor the said Isabell shall mary any man 
without the speciall lysence of the said Edwarde or his heires before hande had 
and optayned in wryttinge . Yeldinge and payinge therfore yearly to the said 
Edward his heirs and assignes xiijs. uud. of good and lawfuU money of Eng- 
LAND at two usuall tearmes of the yeare that is to say at the ffeaste of 
thanunciation of our Ladye and St. Mychaell tharchangell by even portyons . 
And over and besydes to yelde yearlye at the ffeaste of St. John Baptyste for 
and in the name of custome xvjd. or iiu. daies earinge, iiu. dayes caryinge one 
dayes reapinge of corne and one daies woorke at heye yearlye at thellection of 
the sayde Edwarde or his heyres . And one cople of good and sufficient capons 
yearly to be paied at the then dwellinge howse of the said Edward be hit either at 
Oxenwych or at Morgan , And a heriote af ter the deeease of euery of the sayd 
Thomas Isabell and Thomas his sonne successiuely that is to say the beste beaste 
or chattaile or \s. in money at the choyse of the said Edwarde or his heyres for 
the said tenemente . Together with sute of courte sute of myll and all other 
sutes and services by or vpon the tenauntes of Oxenwych reserued or hertofore 
used or . . . . And the sayd Edwarde covenaunteth for him and his heyres the 
foresaide tenemente and other the premices and euery parte therof to the 
saide Thomas Isabell and Thomas his sonne and to euery of them againste all 
people to warante and defende during the terme aboue mencyoned . And for the 
better performaunce therof be hit knowen to all men by this presentes that 
I the said Edward Maunsell have constituted my welbeloved servantes 
Phillipp Bowen and Gryffith Gtybbe or one of them to be my lawfuU 
atturneye or atturneys to enter for me and in my name into the said tenemente 



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and other the premyces and after possession therof had to deliuer seisyn of the 
premices for me and in my name vnto the said Thomas Isabell and Thomas his 
sonne and to euery of them accordinge to thefect and purporte of this presente 
indenture . Greuinge and grauntinge to my said atturneys, jointly and seuerallye, 
as full power and auctorytye for the due executinge of the premices as though 
I wear personallye at the doing therof . And what soever my saide atturneys or 
eyther of them shall do in thexecuting of the premices I bynde me and myne 
heires to stande to the same . In wittnes wherof to thes presentes, bothe partyes 
interchangeablye have putto their seales and signes . Yeven the daye and yeare 
above wrytten. (Signed) Edwarde Mansell . M. 

Portion of a fine seal of arms appended. 

Sealed and delivered the daie and yeare within written in the presentes of the 
persons subscribed . Antho. Mansel of Mudlescom'e . Thomas "Walby . 
JoHN David Phelip . John Cr[a]docke . and others. 

On the back, the foUowing memorandum : — 

xxv"- Novemb. 1629. Graunted to Thomas Curteis senior . Thomas Curteis 
his sonne and Jenett Dawkyn wief of the sonne the lands within written . 
E,edd' xnijs. , custome us. . justments us. . u. capons . u. geese, etc. . fyne 
xxv//. — \li. in hand . \Ii. 20 Januarij proximo . \ii. 2 Junij . xli. at Michaelmas. 

MCCCCLIX. 
LEASE BY SR. EDWARD MAUNSELL OF OXWICH, KNT., 
TO JOHN SPROTTE, JUHAN KNEITHE HIS WIFE, AND 
JOHN THEIR SON, OF LANDS IN PENRICE, FOR THEIPv 
LIVES SUCCESSIVELY. 

[Margam Charter.] 

16 Sept. 21 Eliz. 1579. 
This Indenture made the xvj"'- daie of September . and in the xxj'^''- yeare 
of the raigne of our soueraigne ladie Elizabethe by the grace of God Quene of 
England Ffraunce and Ireland defiender of the faith, etc. . betwine 



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Edward Maunsell of OxENWicHE in the countie of Gtlamorgan knighte of 
the one partie and John Sprotte of Nicholaston' in the said countie yeoman 
of the other partie wittnesseth that the said Edward hath demised graunted and 
to fParme letten, and by thes presentes dothe demise graunte and to ffarme lett 
vnto the said John Sprotte . Juhan Kneithe his wief and John Sprotte 
ther sonne one tenemente of lands conteining xu. acres erable . one acree of 
wood . and two acres of wield grounde . sett and leing within the parishe and 
ffee of Penrice within the said countie . To haue and to houlde the premisses 
with thappurtenaunces to the said John Sprotte . Juhan his wief . and John 
their sonne for and during their lives and the longest liver of them three succes- 
siuely vpon condicion that neither the said John Sprotte . Juhan his wief nor 
JoHN their sonne shall comitte any waste or distruction vpon any houses woods 
or hedges in or vpon the premises . nor any parte therof nor shall alien demise 
nor pledg the same nor any parte therof to any person or persons . nor the said 
Juhan shall marie any other raan {yi the said John happen to dye before her) 
without the speciall license of the said Edward before hand had and optained in 
writting . Yeldinge and payinge therfore yearly to the said Edward his heires 
and assignes xiiij[s.] of good and lawfuU money of England at twoo vsuall 
termes of the yeare that is to say at the fPeaste of thannunciacion of our Ladie 
and St. Michaell tharchangell by even portions . And over and besides to 
yealde yearly at the ffeaste of St. John Baptizt for and in the name of custome 
XYjd. or foure daies earinge, foure daies caryinge, one daies repyng 
of corne, and one daies worke at hey yearly at thellection' of the said 
Edward or his heirs . And at Midsomer one cople of good and sufficient 
capons yearlye to be paied at the then dwelling house of the said 
Edward . be hit either at Oxenwich or at Morgan' . And one heriott after 
the decease of euery of the said John Sprott . Juhan his wief and John their 
sonne successiuely that is to say the beste beaste or chattail or vs. in money s.t 
the choise of the said Edwarde or his heirs for the said tenemente . together 
with sute of courte sute of mill and all others sutes and services by or vpon the 



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tenementes of Oxenwich reserved or heertofore vsed or done . And the said 
Edwarde covenanteth for him and his heirs the foresaid tenemente and other 
the premices and euery parte therof to the said John Sprotte . Juhan his wief . 
and JoHN their sonne and to euery of them againste all people to warante and 
deffend during the terme aboue mentioned . And for the better performaunce 
therof be it knowen' to all men by thes presentes that I the said Edwarde 
Maunsell haue constituted my welbeloved servantes Phillipp Bowen and 
Griffith Gybb' or one of them to be my lawfuU attorney or attorneis to enter 
for me and in my name into the said tenemente and other the premisses, and 
after possession therof had to deliuer seisin of the premices . for me and in my 
name vnto the said John Sproti- . Juhan his wief and John their sonne and to 
euery of them according to theffecte and purporte of this presente indentures . 
GcAdng and graunting to my said atturneys jointly and seuerally as fuU power 
and auctoritie f or the due executing of the premisses as though I wear personally 
at the doing therof . And whatsoeuer my said atturneis or either of them shall 
do in thexecuting of the premioes I bind me and myne heires to stande to the 
same . In wittnes wherof to thes presentes bothe the said parties interchainge- 
ably haue putto theii- seales and signes even the daie and yeare aboue written. 

Endorsed— ' Sealed and deliuered the daie and yeare aboue written in 
the presentes of the persons following : William Fflemmyng . E. Powell . 

Th. Cradock.' 

MCCCCLX. 

DOCKET OF THE PATENT FOR AN 'INQUISITIO POST 
MORTEM' ON EDWARD STRADLINGE. 

[Originalia Roll, 22 Eliz., part 4, m. 17.] 

24 Nov., 1579. 16 April, 1580. 
Glamorgan. De certificando. Consimiles litere patentes diriguntur Thome 
Lewes armigero, Lisano Lewes armigero, Edwardo Lewes, Riceo Lewes, 
generosis et Riceo William generoso, feodario comitatus Glamorgan, tribus vel 
duobus eorum quorum prefatus feodarius sit unus, ad inquirendum post mortem 
Edwardi Stradling generosi in comitatu predicto. 
Teste xxiiij. die Novembris. (1579.) 



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MCCCCLXI. 

THE INQUISITIO POST MORTEM ON THE ABOVE-MENTIONED 

EDW. STRADLINGE. 

[Inquis. Post Mortem. Chancery Series II. Vol. 189. No. 80.] 
Liberata fuit curie sexto die Maii anno subscripto per manus Briani Askwith 
generosi. 

Glamorgan. (1580.) Inquisicio capta apud Lantwit xvj°- die Aprilis anno 
regni Elizabethe Dei gracia Anglie, Francie et Hibernie Regine, fidei 
defensoris, etc, vicesimo secundo, coram Edwardo Lewis et Riceo Lewis 
generosis, virtute literarum patentium ipsius domine Regine pref atis Edwardo et 
RiCEO una cum Thome Lewis armigero Lisano Lewis armigero et Riceo 
WiLLiAMS generoso, eis quatuor tribus vel duobus eorum, directarum huic 
inquisitioni annexarum per sacramentum proborum hominum comitatus 

Q-LAMORGAN, viz., RlCHARDI Q-Ll'm . EdWARDI HaWKIN . EdMONDI WaRREN . 
RlCHARDI JaNKIN . WlLLIAM JoHN . RoBERTI TaYLUR . JoHANNIS PrOWTTINGE . 

Edwardi Yerrath . RicHARDi Patrick . Thome Wilkin . Eqidii Roberts et 
RicEi ap Jem. 

Q,ui dicunt super sacramenta sua quod Edwardus Stradlinge generosus, die 
quo obiit, seisitus fuit de manerio de West Lantwit alias Abattes Lantwit in 
dominico suo ut de feodo taliato remanere inde rectis heredibus ipsius Edwardi, 
et manerium illud dicto die tenuit de domina Regina in capite per quadragesimam 
partem unius feodi militis. Quod quidem manerium valet per annum ultra 
omnibus exitibus quadraginta solidos, et quod predictus Edwardus seisitus neque 
tenuit nec aliquis alius ad ejus usum tenuit uUam aliam terram sive tenementa 
de dicta domina Regina in capite (exceptis preexceptis) dicto die quo obiit. 

Et super sacramenta sua predicti ulterius dicunt quod predictus Edwardus, 
dicto die quo obiit, fuit seisitus in dominico suo ut de libero tenemento remanere 
in aliis de et in septem mesuagiis, duobus toftis, quatuor gardinis, centum acris 



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terre, quatuor decem [aeris] prat[i] et quadraginta acris pasture et quatuor acris 
jampnorum etbruere in Lantwit Major', in comitatu Gtlamorgan. Que quidem 
mesuagia, tofta, gardina, terras et tenementa predicta in Lantwit Major 
predictus Edwardus tenuit dicto die quo obiit de Henrico comite Pembrochie, 
ut de manerio suo de Lantwit predicto iu comitatu predicto, per fidelitatem et 
redditum annualem in socagio pro omnibus aliis serviciis. Et valet per annum 
ultra omnibus exitibus xx^- 

Et insuper dicunt quod predictus Edwardus non tenuit ulla alia maneria, 
terras sive tenementa die quo obiit infra comitatum Gtlamorgan predictum. 

Et similiter dicunt quod predictus Edwardus obiit xx°- die Julii ultimo 
preterito. (1579.) 

Et preterea dicunt quod Edwardus Stradlinge generosus filius et heres 
ipsius Edwardi defuncti est filius et proximus heres ipsius Edwardi Stradlinge. 
Et quod ipse idem Edwardus filius et heres fuit die quo predictus Edwardus 
Stradlinge obiit plene etatis, videlicet, etatis triginta sex annorum, et nunc est 
triginta septem vel idcirca. 

Et ulterius dicunt quod tenentes terrarum et tenementorum manerii de West 
Lantwit alias Abati'es Lantwit predicti tenent omnia illa terras ac tenementa 
ab illustrissimo Rege Henrico octavo, vii'tute separabilium concessionis et dimis- 
sionis per copias curie, seoundum consuetudinem manerii predicti inde prefatis 
tenentibus concesse et factis {sicj separatim diu ante obitum predicti Edward 
Stradlinge, et tenentes predicti occupaverunt et seperunt (sic) exitus et proficua 
manerii predicti a die obitus ipsius Edwardi seignioris, usque ad capoionem 
presentis inquisitionis, et redditus ipsorum tenentium post mortem ipsius 
Edwardi adhuc remanet inceptus et exitus et proficua residua mesuagiorum, 
toftorum, gardinorum, terrarum, tenementorum predictorum jacentium in 
Lantwit Major predicto a xx°- die Julii predicto capti fuerunt per Edwardum 
Stradlinge filium et heredem ipsius Edwardi defuncti. 

In cujus rei testimonium huic inquisicioni tam prefati Edwardus Lewys et 

RicEus Lewis quam predicti jurati sigilla sua apposuerunt. 

Die et anno supradiotis. 

Per me Edwardum LEvrys. 

Per me Rhiceum Lewis. 



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