Ministers' Accounts
1263-1315

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1898

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'Ministers' Accounts: 1263-1315', Cardiff Records: volume 1 (1898), pp. 104-113. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=48082 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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R.O. Ministers' Accounts. Bundle 1202, No. 1. 46–7 Hen. III. 1263. Latin..

[Translation.]

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.

Kaerdif and the foreign rents, to wit.

The same Humphrey renders account of 66l. 13s. 4d. from the farm of the vill of Kerdif by the year, with the port, the fisheries and the mills.

And of 50l. received from the fines and perquisites of the Sheriff's Court of Kaerdif by the year.

And of 24l. 18s.d. received from the rents of assise of the manor of Lanyltwyth by the year.

And of 76s. received from the rents of assise of Lyswreny.

And of 59s. received from the rents of assise of the vill of Coubrigge.

And of 5s. of the prise of ale of the same vill.

And of 12l. of the rent of assise of Landblethian, and from the tribe-land of the Welsh.

Kaerdif, to wit.

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.

[Translation.]

The Account of Geoffrey Payn, Prevost of Rempny, from the morrow of Michaelmas in the 27th year of the reign of King Edward, to Michaelmas in the 29th year of the same reign.

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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 7s. for advowson. And of 8d. for increase of the advowson of Agnes Durant and Cecily, daughter of Philip.

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."

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Foreign Receipts. He renders account of 24s. received from Kedivor, Prevost of Tinterne, for 12 millstones bought at Little Tinterne, 24s. * * *

Necessary Expenses, to wit. For the making of one "poundfald," 8s.d., 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.

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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.

For 4 millstones bought at Tinterne, 8s. For carriage of the same, along the river of Tinterne to Rempny, 4s. * * *

Payments, to wit. And he paid unto William de Cauersham, Treasurer of Kerdif, 47l. 8s. 4d., for 5 tallages.

And paid unto the same, by the hands of William Adam, 36s., for 2 tallages.

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(He renders account) of 7½q. of capital malt received from Roger Reynold, Prevost of Raath, for 1 tallage.

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Hogs. Thereof 3 were delivered unto Robert of Saint Fagan's, Wardrobe of our lord the Earl, for the expenses of the Earl's household at Kerdif, for 1 tallage.

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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. . . . . .

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Harvesting. And in stacking (the corn of) the fields of the land formerly of Sir David le Graunt, 17 works.

R.O. Ministers' Accounts. Bundle 1202, No. 6. 7-8 Edw. II. 1315. Latin.

[Translation.]

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.

Town of Kaerdif.

Rents of Assize. The same answers for 105s.d. 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.

Pleas and perquisites. The same answers for 8s. 6d. of perquisites of the Court for the same time.

Sum of the whole receipt 27l. 19s. 11¾d.

Thence :—

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.

Sum of all expenses 8l. 3s. 4d.

Raath.

Manor of Kaerdif.

Rents of Assize. The same answers for 43s.d. 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.

For the fulling-mill he doth not answer, because it is not yet made.

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.

Works. The same answers for 19s. received from 114 customary autumn works sold, at 2d. each. And nothing from customary works at hoeing corn, because they were done in the Earl's lifetime.

From pleas and perquisites of Courts nothing, because they were not held; and because no Custodian was as yet assigned by the King.

Expenses of the Manor of Raath.

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.

Purchase of Corn. The same accounts in 7 quarters of meslin bought for livery of the servants, 35s., at 5s. a quarter.

Mowing. The same accounts in 66 acres and 3 roods of meadow mown by piecework, 33s.d., at 6d. an acre. In strewing the grass of the same, 2s.d. 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 * * *

Lecwyth.

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.

Farms. He answers for 20d. of the farm of the weirs in the Eley, to Michaelmas. And for 6d. of the farm of the lamprey fishery.

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.

From perquisites of Courts nothing, because none was holden

Thence:—

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.

Sum of all expenses 6s. 8d.

County of Glomorgan.

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.

Sum 4l. 17s. 3d.

Farms. He answers for 20s. 1d. received for the farm of 144 acres of land and meadow and one acre of pasture demised to farm from Michaelmas.

Perquisites. He answers for 52s. 1d. received of the perquisites of one Sheriff's Court holden for the time aforesaid.

Sum of the whole receipt 8l. 9s. 4d.

Stipend. In the stipend of 1 serjeant levying and collecting the rents, farms and perquisites of the County, and making the executions of the County for the time aforesaid 5s.

Sum of all expenses 5s.

From reliefs, marriages and escheats and wards nothing, because there hath been no profit therefrom for the time aforesaid, as he saith.

Castle of Lantrissan, in the tribe-land of Meskyn.

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Loss of Rents. He accounts in loss of the rents of 47 burgages relinquished because of the war of the Welsh, 11s. 9d.

[dorso:] Expenses of the Constable and 24 men dwelling in the same Castle for the garrison thereof, for 11 weeks, in the time of the war waged by the Welsh immediately after the Earl's death.

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In 3 bundles 7 pieces of iron bought for bars and rods for making the windows, doors, gates and prison, 7s. 4d.

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Pentirg.

Rents of Assize. He answers for 12s. 10d. rents of freeholders, to Michaelmas. And for 32s.d. rents of Welsh customary-holders and cottars, to the same term.

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.

He answers for 4s. worth of the autumn works of customaryholders sold.

Sum of the whole receipt 48s. 10½d.

Radur.

Rents of Assize. He answers for 8s. 6d. rents of 10 customaryholders to Michaelmas. And for 12d. rents of 2 cottages to the same term.

Works. He answers for 16d. of 16 autumn works sold. And for 5s. received from the herbage of 3 acres of meadow sold, at 20d. an acre. And for 6d. of works at raking hay sold.

Sum of the whole receipt 16s. 4d.

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.

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The White Monastery. [Whitchurch.]

Rents of Assize. He answers for 12s. rents of assize to Michaelmas.

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.

Sum of the whole receipt 4l. 2s. 2d.

Stipend. In the stipend of I serjeant having custody of the manor, collecting and levying the rents and other issues for the aforesaid time, 2s.

Sum of all expenses 2s.

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County of Wanlock.

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Rempny.

Rents of Assize. He answers for 7l. 5s.d. rents of assize of freeholders and customary-holders to Michaelmas. And of 6s. rent of the tenement formerly of Adam Walter, to the same term.

Advowson. He answers for 12s. 3d. of advowson for the aforesaid time.

Farms. He answers for 4l. 10s. from the farm of 2 water-mills for the aforesaid time.

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.

Works. And for 35s. received for 105 works at carrying wheat in autumn, at 4d. a work. And for 8s. 1d. for 96 works at stacking wheat, at 1d. each. And for 12d. profit of the capital messuage.

Pleas and Perquisites. He answers for 11s. 6d. received from perquisites of the Court holden for the aforesaid time. And not more, because there was no Custodian.

Sum of the whole receipt 20l. 12s.d.

Thence:—

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.d., taking 1½d. a day.

Sum of all expenses 12s.d.

And he oweth 20l. 3d.

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