Cardiff Records: Volume 1. Originally published by Cardiff Records Committee, Cardiff, 1898.
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R.O. Ministers' Accounts. Bundle 1202, No. 1. 46–7 Hen. III. 1263. Latin..
The Account of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, concerning the lands of Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, in Glamorgan, from the time when the said lands were in the custody of our lord the King, after the decease of the said Richard, namely, from the feast of Saint Peter's Chains in the 46th year of the reign of King Henry, until the feast of Saint Lawrence in the 47th year.
The same accounts in expenses of the household of the Castle of Kaerdif for 54 weeks, 62l. 14s. 6d.; per week 23s. 3d.; namely, for the Constable with 3 horses and two menservants, a clerk with one manservant and one horse; 3 valets without horses; a warder, a gatekeeper, a cook, 2 "weytes," one washerwoman, 5 footmen.
R.O. Ministers' Accounts. Bundle 925, No. 5. 29 E.I. 1301. Latin.
Rents, to wit. He renders account of . . . . . 6d. for "Guest" at the same term. . . . . . And of 6d. new rent of John Courleval at the same term. . . . . . And of 2d. increased rent of Philip Willock at the term of Saint Michael. . . .
He renders account of 51s. for 12q. 3b. of corn and "pilcorn" of the mill sold. . . . . . And of 9s. for 2q. 1b. of malt of the chief mill, sold. . . . . . And of 4s. 6d. for 2q. 2b. of malt of the cursal mill, sold at 2s. the quarter.
He renders account of 12d. for 1 bull-calf sold, arising from the heriot of Christina Curteis. And of 16d. for 1 ewe sold, arising from the heriot of Cecily Broun. And of 10s. for 2 hogs sold. And of 4d. for 1 sucking-pig sold, arising from the heriot of Lewelin the "Persoun."
Necessary Expenses, to wit. For the making of one "poundfald," 8s. 1½d., as appears in the particulars. For mending the door of the sheepfold on the moor, 1½d. For mending and covering 4 stacks of beans, 8s. 6d., as appears in the particulars. For the making of one "hache" for catching fish, 12d., as appears in the same. For mending "Gilbertesgoute", 21d., as appears in the particulars. For making 7 bundles of planks in the wood, for the great gowt, 7d. For mending Pulmore gowt, 6d. For 37 boards bought at Kaerdif, for the gateway of the grange on the moor, 15d. For 100 nails bought for the same, 4d. For 1 carpenter hired to place the aforesaid boards upon the aforesaid gateway, for 2 days, 6d.
Expenses of the Mills, to wit. For erecting mills throughout the year, and amending all defects, 44s. 11d., with the "mulepound", as appears in the particulars. For 2 chests bought for putting the corn of the mills in, 4s. 4d.. For binding 1 bushel with iron, 5d. For mending the weir by the side of the mill, to stop up the watercourse, 30s. 10d., as appears in the particulars. For preparing and placing 2 mills, by the name of the mills of Rempny, 2s.
Ploughs. Thereof 10 were in acquittance of the Prevost and 2 Beadles. In loss of rent of the land of Juliana Kyst, which is given as above, 5 ploughs. For ploughing 24 acres for corn, 48½ acres for beans, 39 acres for oats of the demesne, and 5½ acres of land formerly of Sir David le Graunt. . . . . .
R.O. Ministers' Accounts. Bundle 1202, No. 6. 7-8 Edw. II. 1315. Latin.
The Account of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, Custodian of the Castles, Manors and all the lands and tenements which were of Gilbert de Clare, late Earl of Gloucestre and Herteford, in Glomorgan and Morganno in Wales, from the 24th day of June in the seventh year of the reign of King Edward, son of King Edward, to the feast of Saint Michael next following; namely, for 14 weeks from the last fourth part of the seventh year.
Rents of Assize. The same answers for 105s. 2¼d. of rents of assize in the town of Kaerdiff at the term of Saint Michael. And for 1½d. of the fourth part of the rent of 3 pounds of cummin at the same term.
Farms. The same answers for 9l. 10s. of the farm of 2 watermills and 1 mill there, at the term of Saint Michael. And for 14s. 1d. of the farm of those mills for one week beyond the quarter of the aforesaid year. And for 75s. of the farm of the fishery of the water of Tof and of the weirs, at the term of Saint Michael.
Issues of the Burgh. The same answers for 29s. 10d. of the toll of the vill and of the fairs on the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul, for the aforesaid time. And for 6l. 17s. 3d. of 104.3 prises of ale for the same time, namely, for a prise 9d.
Rents resolute. In rent resolute to the Abbot and Convent of Neth, at the term of Saint Michael, for certain lands and tenements in the parts of Neth, in part of 20l. 3s. by the year 100s. 9d. In quit rent of the two Bailiffs of the same town, from the same term 2s.
Stipends and wages. In the stipend of 4 men for 3 days, mending walls in various places, 4s., at 3d. a day each. In the wages of one gate-keeper of the same Castle, from the 24th day of June to the feast of Saint Michael, namely, for 97 days 24s. 3d., taking 3d. a day. In the wages of 2 watchmen of the same Castle, for the same time, 32s. 4d., at 2d. a day each.
Rents of Assize. The same answers for 43s. 4¼d. of rents of assize of freeholders, to the term of Saint Michael. And for 6s. 10¾d. of customary rents to the same term. And for 9s. 2d. of the rents of certain tenants to the same term, who hold divers tenements at the will of the lord. And for 2s. 6d. of the rent of the weirs by the sea, to the same term.
Issues of the Manor. The same answers for 33s. received from divers pastures here and there sold. And not more, because they were sold in the Earl's time; and the rest for the support of beasts of the plough. And for 45s. of the hay of 18 acres of meadow sold, at the price of 2s. 6d. per acre. And not more, because 40 acres were mown in the Earl's lifetime. And the hay of 48 acres and a half and 1 rood there, for support of beasts for the store of the manor.
Custody of ploughs, with the ironwork. The same accounts in the ironwork of 3 ploughs with the iron bought for the same, for the aforesaid time, 3s. 8d. In the shoeing of 2 cart-horses carrying hay and ropes, for the aforesaid time, 12d.
Mowing. The same accounts in 66 acres and 3 roods of meadow mown by piecework, 33s. 4½d., at 6d. an acre. In strewing the grass of the same, 2s. 9¼d. an acre. In raking and cocking the hay of 39 acres and 3 roods, 3s. 4d., at 1d. an acre. In the expense of one customary parker carrying the hay for one day, 3s.
Stipends. The same accounts in the stipends of one carter and 6 ploughmen, for the aforesaid time, 14s., namely 2s. each. In the stipend of one serjeant having custody of the manor, collecting the rents, works and other issues of the manor * * *
Rents of Assize. The same answers for 7s. 11d. of the rents of assize of freeholders, to the term of Saint Michael. And for 12s. rents of customary tenants at the same term. And for 7s. rents of cottars at the same term.
Issues of the Manor. He answers for 18d. of the herbage of 1 acre of meadow sold. And for 30s. 6d. received for the herbage of 15 acres and 1 rood of meadow, at 2s. an acre. And the hay of 10 acres was carried to the manor of Raath to fodder the horses and beasts there. And 40½ acres were mown in the Earl's lifetime, before the feast of the Nativity of Saint John Baptist. And for 21s. 6d. received for divers pastures here and there sold, for the time aforesaid; and not more, because the rest was sold in the Earl's lifetime, before Midsummer Day. And for 27s. received of the herbage of 9 acres of meadow sold at 2s. 6d. an acre.
Customary works. He answers for 20s. of the autumn works of customary-holders sold, namely, 72 works at 2d. each. And 96 works at 1d. each. Nothing from mowing, because the customary-holders mowed 10 acres as appears below. And the rest in the Earl's lifetime, nothing.
Expenses. Stipend. In the carriage of the hay of 10 acres of meadow mown by the customary-holders as far as Raath, 3s. 4d., at 4d. an acre. In the stipend of one serjeant collecting and levying the rents, works and other issues for the aforesaid time, 3s. 4d.
Rents. The same answers for 3s. 11d. of the rents of assize of freeholders, to the term of Saint Michael. And for 4l. 13s. 4d. received at the feasts of the Apostles Peter and Paul, of the Assumption of Blessed Mary, and of Saint Michael, for 36 fees and a half, and a quarter part of one knight's fee, in the said county, which render yearly to the Keeper of the Castle of Cardiff 12l. 5s.
For the farm of the mill he answereth nothing; because it did not grind in summer, for lack of water. Nor for the pasture, because of the disturbance of the Welsh war. Nor for the perquisites of Court, for the same cause.
For the easements of a certain house of the Earl in Radur he answereth nothing, because there was no tenant. Nor for four bondsmen sold, and 1 acre and a half of pasture, because they were sold in the Earl's lifetime. Nor for perquisites of the Court, for the above reason.
Farms. He answers for 18s. 10d. for the letting of divers pastures here and there, for the aforesaid time. For perquisites of Court he answers not, because none was holden for the aforesaid time. And for 25s. received for the herbage of 10 acres of meadow sold at 2s. 6d. an acre. And 11 acres sold and mown in the Earl's lifetime. And for 16d. from 16 autumn works at 1d. each.
Issues of the Manor. He answers for 7s. for the letting of pasture in the Warth. And for 6s. from the pasture of 31 acres for the aforesaid time sold. And for 6s. 6d. from the letting of pasture here and there on the moor. And for 3s. received for the herbage of 1 acre of meadow sold. And for 72s. 3d. received for 678 autumn works sold at 1½d. each. And for 8s. 8d. received for 208 autumn works at ½d. each.
Wage. In the wage of 1 serjeant collecting and levying the rents, advowsons, farms, works and other issues of the manor, pleas and perquisites of the Courts, and making the executions thereof, from the 24th day of June until the feast of Saint Michael, for 97 days 12s. 1½d., taking 1½d. a day.