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R.O. Ministers' Accounts. 3–4 Ed. VI. 1550. No. 78. Latin.
The Accounts of all and singular the Bailiffs . . . . . and other Ministers . . . . . until the same feast of Saint Michael Archangel thence next ensuing in the fourth year of the reign of our said lord the King; to wit, for one year entire.
Whereof is allowed to him. . . . . . . And he owes 6l. 1½d. Which are discharged; for that our lord the now King Edward the Sixth, by his letters patent given at Westminster on the 7th day of May in the fourth year of his reign, among other things gave and granted unto William Herbert, knight of the Order of the Garter and Master of his Horse, all those lordships [&c., reciting grant].
Whereof are allowed to him 7s. for timber bought for making of the evil cross [gibbet] called "the gaylehowse," and for divers halters and other things bought and expended about prisoners there hanged; as by bill thereof signed by the hand of the Sheriff and remaining.
Whereof are discharged 19l. 15¾d. of the last moiety of the rents and farms of the mills, fisheries and other farms abovesaid, charged above in title of Farm of the Mills. For that our lord the now King Edward the Sixth, by his letters patent given on the 7th day of May in the 4th year of his reign, among other things gave and granted the abovesaid mills and other farms above specified, with the appurtenances, together with the Castle of Kardif in the County of Glamorgan, and with all other profits of Court, liberties and other casualties and appurtenances whatsoever, unto William Herbert, knight of the most noble Order of the Garter, and his heirs for ever, together with the issues thereof from the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary then last past; as in the same letters patent, engrossed above in the Accounts of the Castle Ward, is more fully contained. And there remain to the use of our lord the King 4l. 6¾d. Whereof are allowed 2s., for the Auditor's stipend this year engrossing the Ministers' Accounts, as in the preceding. And there are allowed 66s. 8d. of the price of one pair of molares called "Mylstones," on the water mills under the Castle of Cardiff laid out by agreement, by indenture thereof enrolled, and as by bill under the hand of John Tanner, farmer there. . . . . . There are respited to him 55l. 7s. 8d., whereof 41l. 10s. 9d. are above charged among Arrearages, and 13l. 16s. 11d. are above charged in title of Burgage Rents and to the late Abbey of Neth by Gilbert, late Earl of Gloucester, assigned in exchange [&c., as in 1547]. And to him 111s. 7½d. of the farm of the tolls there, so above charged among other things. Which said tolls the burgesses of the town of Kardif claim to be quit and discharged of, by virtue of a certain Act of Parliament published in the [blank] year of the now King Edward 6th, concerning fee farms, as in the same Act is more fully contained. Nevertheless here it is placed in respite, from one whole year ended at the feast of Saint Michael Archangel in the third year of the now King Edward 6th, until it be shewn by what right they can have it, and it be further by the Chancellor and the Council of the Court of Augmentations and Revenues of the Royal Crown thereof determined, &c.
Farm of the marsh called Busshemede. For 58s. of the farm of a marsh called Bussham-mede, in the tenure of William Herbert, knight, being Constable, Steward and Chamberlain of the Castle of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan, namely for the time aforesaid, he does not answer; for that the said marsh is occupied by the aforesaid William Herbert as parcel of the commodity of the office, as sufficiently appears to the Auditor upon this Account.
For 6l. 19s. 6d. of rents and farms in Kibworth and Cardiff, namely for the time aforesaid, he does not answer; for that our lord the now King Edward the Sixth, by his letters patent given at Westminster on the 17th day of August in the second year of his reign, among other things gave and granted the said Manor of Kibworth and Cardiff unto Thomas Henage, knight, and William, Lord Willoughby, their heirs and assigns for ever; as in the same letters patent in the Account of Matthew Herbert, esquire, our lord the King's Receivor there. . . . . . .
Farm of the Manor. But he answers for 9l. 16s. 5d. of the farm of the whole rent of assize of all the lands and tenements, with all and singular their appurtenances, unto the same manor belonging; so demised unto George Norton by indenture, for a term of years, as by certificate signed by the hand of Henry Leke, the deputy Auditor. . .
Lands and possessions of divers late Colleges, Chantries, fraternities, guilds and other Suchlike Mysteries, in the County aforesaid, for one entire year ended at the feast of Saint Michael Archangel in the Fourth year of the reign of our lord the now King Edward 6th.
But he answers for 20s. of the farm of half a burgage situate in the High Street, in tenure of John Roberts at will; to be paid at Lady Day and Michaelmas, by equal portions. For the farm of halt a burgage in "Duckstrete," in tenure of Richard Cutler, he does not answer; for that the said burgage is dilapidated for want of repairs.
Fees of the Accountant. And in fees of the said Accountant, Collector of all the lands and possessions abovesaid, for his diligent labour, by him about the collection thereof had by the consideration of the Auditor this year, 3s. 4d. And in stipend of the Auditor's clerk writing this Account and all the parcels thereof this year, 3s. 4d.
Repairs. And in moneys by the said Accountant paid for divers repairs done about divers ruinous houses, above charged; namely, as well for tiles, "slatis" and suchlike necessaries, as for hire of carpenters, tilers and other labourers there; as by bill of particulars thereof signed by the hand of John Bassatt, Surveyor there, and remaining, 14s. 9d.
There are respited to him, as for loss of the rents of divers tenements this year vacant and unoccupied for lack of tenants, for that they are very ruinous and in a state of great decay for lack of repairs . . . here placed to credit this year, until it be further known whether any profit can thence be levied or no.
He answers for 11l. 13s. 11d. of the rents of lands and tenements granted by William Prior for the support of one priest celebrating Masses in the parish church of Cowbridge. * * And for 6l. rent of lands and tenements granted and belonging to the Chantry of Blessed Mary within the parish church of Lantwytt. * * And for 27s 5d. rent of lands and tenements granted for the maintenance of Our Lady's Service in the parish church of Lantwyt.
Which are discharged, for that our lord the now King Edward the Sixth, by his letters patent given at Westminster on the 12th day of January in the fourth year of his reign, among other things gave and granted unto William Herbert, knight, all those messuages . . . and other his hereditaments whatsoever, with all their appurtenances, situate, lying and being in Cowbridge in the County of Glamorgan, (which were) for the perpetual support of one priest celebrating in the service commonly called "William Pryor's Service," in the parish church of Cowbridge . . . . . . as also all that late Chantry of Blessed Mary, founded at the west end of the parish church of Lantwitt in the County of Glamorgan, with all their rights and appurtenances; as also all those messuages . . . . . . and other his hereditaments whatsoever, with all their appurtenances, situate, lying and being in Llantwitt in the said County of Glamorgan, (which were) for the perpetual support of one priest celebrating Our Lady's Service in the parish church of Lantwitt aforesaid.
And for 115s. 10d. of the rent of lands and tenements belonging to the service called "David Mathew Servicis" in the cathedral church of Llandaff; to be paid at the terms there usual, as in the Account of the year next preceding, where the names and particular sums thereof are particularly declared.
They are respited to him, for that all the possessions abovesaid belonging to the service called "David Mathew's Service" at Llandaff are claimed to belong to Miles Mathew, esquire, and his heirs, as their hereditary right, and so not to belong to our lord the King, as the said Miles has asserted upon this Account. And because the aforesaid rents cannot be raised by the said Accountant, by reason of the ambiguity of the title abovesaid, therefore they are here placed in respite, as well for this year as for the two years next preceding, 114s. 10d. in each year, until the Chancellor and the Council of the Court of Augmentations shall know further concerning the matter.