Inquisitiones post mortem
1295-1314

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R.O. Inquisitiones post mortem. 24 Ed. I. 1295–6. No. 107, C. Latin.

(Many small membranes bound together in a new cover. Partly illegible)

[Translation.]

County of Glamorgan.

Inquisition of the lands and tenements which were of the lord Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, made at Kaerdif on the Wednesday next after the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, in the 24th year of the reign of King Edward, by the oath of Richard le fflemyng, Reymund le fflemyng, Philip le Soer, Philip Payn, Matthew Euerard, David Basset, Robert de Cantilou. Richard Syward, William de Rally, William de Grey, Richard de Nerberd, Thomas Barry and John de Saint John. Who say by their oath that there are of rents 8s.d. Also the ward of the knight's fees of Glamorgan is worth by the year 12l. 5s.. Also pleas and perquisites of the County aforesaid are worth by the year 25l.. Sum 37l. 13s.d. Also they say that the aforesaid County is holden of our lord the King in chief, by what service they know not. And they say that Gilbert de Clare, son of the aforesaid Gilbert, is his next heir, and of the age of 4 years and upwards. In witness whereof the aforesaid Jurors to this Inquisition have set their seals. Also they say that the aforesaid Gilbert and Joan his wife jointly held the tenements aforesaid of our lord the King in chief.

[Endorsed.]

"County of G'morgan."

Burgh of Kaerdif, to wit.

Extent of the lands and tenements which were of the lord Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, made at Kaerdif on Friday the morrow of the Purification of Blessed Mary, in the 24th year of the reign of King Edward, by the oath of Richard le Tailour, Hugh de Roth, Robert le Brazour, John de Lanririt, Abraham le Mercer, Elya Mody, John Top, Robert le Deye, David Sweyn, William le Prythare, Josep Mayel and John Andreu. Who say by their oath that the aforesaid Gilbert and Joan his wife jointly held the aforesaid burgh, with the appurtenances, of our lord the King in chief, by what service they know not. And there is a certain Castle, out of which are no issues. Also there is of rents of the burgh by the year 21l. 11d. Also of the chensary 4s.. Also of the mill 45l. by the year. Also of the fishery of the water of Taf 28l.. And of the farm of a certain other mill 30s.. And of the toll of the burgh and of the fairs 100s.. Also of the prise of ale 25l.. Also of pleas and perquisites of the Court 35s..

Sum 127l. 9s. 11d.

Whereof the Abbot of Neth takes yearly 20l. 3s., by the Earl's feoffment. And there remain clear 107l. 6s. 11d.

Roth, to wit.

Extent of Roth, made by the aforesaid Jurors, who say by their oath that there are 269 acres of arable land which are worth 4l. 9s. 8d by the year, price of an acre 4d. Also 2 acres which are worth by the year 2s.. Also 91 acres and a half of meadow which are worth by the year 9l. 3s., price of an acre 2s.. Also 45 acres and a half and one rood of meadow which are worth by the year 53s.d, price of an acre 14d. Also 3 acres of meadow which are worth by the year 3s.. Also there are of the rents of freeholders 45s.d. Also of the rents of customars 45s. 8d. Also of the works of the same persons 46s.d. Also of the rents of the cottars 22d. Also of kitchen rents 4s.d. Also of the fishery and weirs in the sea 15s.d. Also 40 acres of pasture which are worth by the year 26s. 8d, price of an acre 8d. Also 74 acres of pasture which are worth by the year, together with the wards along the sea, 26s. 2d, price of an acre 4d, and of a ward 18d.

Sum of the whole Extent of Roth 27l. 2s.d.

Whit-Minster.

Also the aforesaid Jurors say that there are at Whit-Minster 150 acres of arable land which are worth by the year 37s. 6d, price of an acre 3d. Also 150 acres of arable land which are worth by the year 26s., price of an acre 2d. Also 60 acres of arable land at Rempny which are worth by the year 60s.. Also 3 acres of meadow, price of an acre 12d. Sum 3s.. Also 14 acres of meadow at Rempny which are worth 28s., price of an acre 2s.. Also there are of the rents of customars and cottars 13s. 4d. by the year. And of the customs of the same persons 4s.. Also there is one mill which was wont to render 14s. 4d. And it renders nothing, because it is burnt. Also the perquisites there are worth 13s. 4d. Sum 9l. 4s. 2d. Also say the aforesaid Jurors that the aforesaid Gilbert and Joan his wife, the daughter of our lord Edward, King of England, jointly held the aforesaid lands and tenements of our lord the King in chief, by what service they know not. And they say that Gilbert de Clare, son of the aforesaid Gilbert, is his next heir and of the age of 4 years and upwards. In witness whereof the aforesaid Jurors to this Extent have set their seals.

Sum of the sums 143l. 13s.d.

Extent of the Manor of Lanlltut. * * *

Also they say that the customars aforesaid who now are, ought to mow and rake 18 acres and a half of meadow at Kerdyf, on the lord's drink; and the work is worth, food deducted, 6 shillings 9 pence. . . . . . . And they say that in the same manor is a certain smith who holds 18 acres of land by the service of making and repairing 5 pairs of plough-irons, of the Earl's own iron; and the work is worth by the year 7s. 6 pence. . . . . . . * * * *

An Extent of Rempny, made by oath of the aforesaid. Who say that the rent of assize of the customars of Rempny and [the appurtenances], where is no free man, is 16l. 8s.d. And of the customs of the same persons, and their works, 15l. 17s.d.

Sum 32l. 5s. 6d.

And further they say that there are in demesne at Rempny 160 acres of land, price of an acre 8d. . . . . . .

And further they say that they had there [one] pasture which is called the Warth, and it is worth 41s.. . . . . . .

Sum 26s. 8d.

And they say that they had there 2 mills, whereof one is burdened and [? valued] at nothing, and the other is worth 20s.; and not more, because of the war. . . . . . .

Sum 20s..

And they say that of the tillage of New . . . . . nothing, because of the war.

And they say that perquisites of the Court there, heriots and suchlike, are worth by estimation 20s.. . . .

Sum 20s..

Extent of Cogan, made by oath of the aforesaid; who say that the rents of the customars there . . . . . . 22s.d; and their customs are worth 19s. 11½d.

Sum . . . .

And they say that they had in demesne 62 acres and 1 rood, price of an acre 8 . . . d.

And they say that they had there one "warth" which is called Anneyswarth, and it is worth . . .

And they say that there is one garden, and it is worth by the year 2s..

And they say that pleas and perquisites of the Court, heriots and suchlike, are worth by the year half a mark.

Sum 61s. 2d.

R.O. Inquisitiones post mortem. 35 Ed. I. 1307. No. 47. Latin.

[Translation].

The Castle and vill of Kerdyf.

Inquisition concerning the lands and tenements which were of Gilbert de Clare, formerly Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and of Joan his wife, in the County of Glamorgan, which the aforesaid Gilbert and Joan his wife held by the feoffment of our lord the King, namely, how much land the said Earl held of our lord the King in chief on the day whereon he died, and how much of other persons; and which lands and tenements, after the feoffment aforesaid, have descended to the heir of the said Gilbert by hereditary right; and which have fallen by escheat or otherwise; and how and in what manner and by what service they are held of our lord the King or of other persons; and how much those lands are worth by the year in all the issues; and who is the next heir of the said Earl, and of what age he be. Made at Keyrdif before the Escheator, on Monday in the Octave of the Holy Trinity in the thirty fourth year of the reign of King Edward; by the oath of Richard Elys, Abraham le Mercer, Joseph Mayel, William Nobis, Gilbert de Camera, Thomas le Long, David Sweyn, John Andrew, Ralph le Taylor, John Hide [or Lude], William le Prithere and Hugh de Rooth. Who say by their oath that the aforesaid Gilbert and Joan his wife, jointly enfeoffed by our lord the King to them and the heirs of the said Gilbert, held the Castle and vill of Keyrdif, with its members, to wit, Raath and Lequith, and the whole County of Glamorgan, with the appurtenances, on the day whereon he died, of our lord the King in chief, but by what service they know not. And they say that the Castle aforesaid is nothing worth by the year, beyond reprise. Also they say that there are in the vill of Keyrdif 423 burgages which render by the year 21l. 3s.; namely, each burgage 12d. at the four terms of the year, namely, at the feasts of Christmas, Easter, Saint John Baptist and Saint Michael, by equal portions. Also they say that there are in the same vill two plots of land which render by the year 8½d, at the feast of Saint Michael only. And there is a certain parcel of land which Richard of Saint Hilary holds, beyond the water of Taf; which renders by the year 2s., at the feast of Saint Michael only. Also they say that Agnes Saladyn holds one tenement of ancient feoffment by charter, and renders one pound of cummin at the feast of Saint Michael, and it is worth 1½d. Robert Babbe and Henry Broys hold likewise two tenements and render likewise at the same term as the aforesaid Agnes, namely, each of them one pound of cummin, price as above. Also they say that there are in the said vill two water mills, and they are worth by the year 32l.. And there is a certain farm of the judiciary grinding, to have flour, and it is worth by the year 30s.. And there is a certain fishery, as well of weirs as of nets, being in the water of Taf; which is worth by the year in all issues 20l.. Also they say that the prises of ale issuing out of the said vill are worth by the year 20l.; namely, for every brewing brewed in the aforesaid vill for sale 9d. And there is a certain toll of the markets, as well by sea as by land, and it is worth by the year 105s.. And they say that pleas and perquisites of the aforesaid tenements are worth by the year 30s..

Sum of the whole issues of the vill of Keyrdif 101l. 11s. 1d.

Whereof the Abbot of Neeth takes yearly 20l. 3s. for other lands and tenements which the aforesaid Earl had in exchange, before the feoffment of our lord the King.

And there remain clear 81l. 8s. 1d.

Raath.

Also they say by their oath that there are at Raath in demesne 305 acres of arable land which are worth by the year 101s. 8d, price of an acre 4d. And there are 102 acres and a half of meadow, and they are worth by the year 102s. 6d, price of an acre 12d. And there are 100 acres of pasture, and they are worth by the year 33s. 4d, price of an acre 4d. And there is of the rent of a certain fishery of the weirs 14s., at the feast of Saint Michael. And there are 51 freeholders who hold certain lands and tenements and render by the year 61s.d; namely at the feast of Saint Michael 52s. 10d, at the feast of our Lord's Nativity 4s.d, at the feast of Easter 3s. 1d, and at the feast of Saint John Baptist 18d. And from Laniltwyt for the mowing of the meadow of the Taf 11s.. And there are 17 customars who hold 189 acres of arable land and . . . 7 acres of meadow; and they render by the year 31s. 6d at the aforesaid four terms, namely, at the feast of our Lord's Nativity 7s. 10½d, at Easter 7s. 10½d, at the feast of Saint John Baptist 7s. 10½d, and at the feast of Saint Michael 7s. 10½d. And each of those 17 customars will carry 1 bundle of firewood, against Christmas, to the Castle of Keyrdif; and those works are worth 17s., price of a work 1d. And each of them will harrow for Lent seed, for 5 days; and those works are worth 10s.d, price of a work 1½d. And each of them will thresh for 1 day and a half; and those works are worth 4s. 4d, price of a work 6d. And each of them will winnow for 1 day and a half; and those works are worth 4s. 3d, price of a work 2d. And each of them will raise 1 acre and a half of meadow; and those works are worth 5s.d, price of a work 2½d per acre. And of the abovesaid customars there are 12 each of whom reaps in autumn for 7 days; and those works are worth 14s., price of a work 2d. And there are five customars of the abovesaid 17, each of whom reaps in autumn for 5 days; and those works are worth 4s. 2d, price of a work 2d.

Sum of the works 325, and they are worth in money 44s. ¼d.

Sum of the value of the demesnes with the fishery thereof 12l. 11s. 6d.

Sum of the whole rent as well of freemen as of customars 104s. ½d.

To wit, sum 19l. 19s.d.

Look on the back.

[Dorso.]

Lecwicthe.

Lekwythe.

Also they say by their oath that there are 46 acres and a half and 1 rood of meadow; and they are worth by the year 46s. 9d, price of an acre 12d. And there are 241 acres of pasture; and they are worth by the year 4l. 4d, price of an acre 4d. And there is a certain wood which is nothing worth by the year, unless for "housbote" and "heybote." And there are 43 acres and a half and 1 rood of mead, which are always delivered to farm and are worth by the year 12s. 5d. Whereof are 13 which render by the year 2s. 2d, price of an acre 2d. And the remaining 30 acres and a half and 1 rood are worth by the year 10s. 3d, price of an acre 4d. at the feast of Saint Michael. And there is one messuage and 2 curtillages, and they render by the year 12d. at the feast of Saint Michael. And there is of rent of assize of certain freeholders who hold divers lands and tenements, and render on the feast of Saint Michael 18s. 9d. And there are 14 cottars who hold 14 cottages, and render by the year 2s. 4d. on the feast of Saint Michael. And there is a certain farm of a fishery which is always demised to farm, and renders at the feast of Saint Michael 8s. 8d. by the year. And there are 22 customars who hold 258 acres, and render by the year 43s. at the four terms of the year; whereof there are 21 customars each of whom holds 1 messuage and 12 acres of land, and renders by the year 2s. at the aforesaid four terms equally. And there is one customar of the aforesaid 22 who holds 6 acres of land, and renders by the year 12d. at the aforesaid terms equally. And of the aforesaid 22 customars there are 21 each of whom will plough for 2 days in the year; and those works are worth 8s. 9d, price of a work 2½d. And each of them will harrow for 1 day; and those works are worth 3s. 6d, price of a work 2d. And each of them will thresh for half a day; and those works are worth 10½d, price of a work a halfpenny. And each of them will carry with his own beast a quarter a year, at the will of the lord, through the whole County of Glamorgan; and those works are worth 7s., price of each carrying 4d. And each of them will hoe for 1 day and a half; and those works are worth 2s.d, price of a work 1d. And each of them will mow one acre of meadow; and those works are worth 8s. 9d, price of a work 5d. And each of them will reap for 5 days in autumn; and those works are worth 17s. 6d, price of a day's work 2d. Pleas and perquisites of all the abovesaid tenants, except the burgesses of Keyrdif, are worth by the year 40s.. And they say that the aforesaid Gilbert and Joan, so as is aforesaid jointly enfeoffed of all the lands and tenements aforesaid, fully and peaceably continued their seisin from the times of their feoffments until the day of the death of the aforesaid Gilbert. And that Gilbert, son of the aforesaid Gilbert, is his next heir, and was of the age of 16 years on the first Friday of the month of May last past. In witness whereof the aforesaid jurors to this Inquisition have set their seals.

Sum of the value of the demesnes of Lequith 6l. 19s. 6d.

Sum of the rents as well of freeholders as of customars, with the farm of the fishery, 76s. 9d.

Sum of the works, with the pleas and perquisites, 331 works, and they are worth in money 4l. 6s.. to wit, Sum 15l. 2s. 3d.

County of Glomargann.

Also they say by their oath that there are in the County aforesaid 21 freeholders who hold divers lands and render by the year in divers terms, to the ward of the Castle of Kairdif, 12l. 5s.; namely, John de Cogan holds one messuage and two plough-lands at Cogan, and renders by the year at the feast of Saint Andrew 13s. 4d. John de Someri holds the Castle of Dynapowis [interlined: "of the lord of the Castle of Saint ffagan's, 6s. 8d."] and four plough-lands, and renders by the year at the same term 23s. 4d. Also Remund de Sulli holds 1 messuage and four plough-lands at Sulli, and renders by the year 6s. 8d at the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Also Thomas Costyn holds one messuage and two plough-lands at Cysteyneston, and renders by the year at the same feast 6s. 8d. Also Joan de Raleie holds 2 messuages and 3 plough-lands in Wrencheston and Wonfa, and renders by the year for the said ward 16s. 8d; namely, at the feast of Saint Andrew 3s. 4d, and at the feast of Saint Nicholas 13s. 4d. Also William Corbett holds at Saint Nicholas' 1 messuage and 4 plough-lands, and renders by the year for the same 20s. at the feast of Saint Michael. Also Paulin de Kairdif holds at Lanririd 1 messuage and 2 plough-lands, and renders by the year for the same 3s. 4d. at the feast of Saint Nicholas Also John de Umframvile holds at Penmark 1 messuage and 4 plough-lands, and renders by the year 26s. 8d. at the feasts of the Apostles Peter and Paul and the Assumption of Blessed Mary, equally. Also Richard de Nerberth holds at Seint Athan 1 messuage and 4 plough-lands, and renders at the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul 26s. 8d; and for a tenement in Pentlyn 13s. 4d. at the Purification of Blessed Mary. Also John le Waleis, Remund de Sulli, John de Wynton', John de Penebrug' and David de la Bere hold certain lands in Landoh, Lanmays, Landou, Seint Donat and Mercros, and render by the year in the first week of Lent 33s. 4d. equally. Also Henry de Lancastre, Richard Siward, Payn Turbervile, the Abbot of Morgan and Philip de Welle render by the year, for their lands and tenements in Uggemor, Marthremaur, Coitlow, Langewy and Neuton, 48s. 4d. at the feasts of the Apostles Peter and Paul, "Hokeday" and the Cross Adored, equally. And his aforesaid tenants owe suit to the County of Glamorgan from month to month; together with 63 Welshmen of Kybur, who do no other service for their lands and tenements which they hold in Kibor but suit to the County aforesaid from month to month. Pleas and perquisites of the County aforesaid are worth by the year 15l.. In witness whereof the aforesaid jurors to this Inquisition have set their seals.

to wit, Sum 27l. 5s..

On either side there remain clear 143l. 13s. 10¾d. * * * *

Castle of Kairflly in the parts of Seynthenith.

Inquisition of the lands and tenements which Gilbert de Clare, formerly Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Joan his wife, held in his demesne as of fee, on the day whereon the aforesaid Earl died; made before the Escheator at Kayrfilly, on the nineteenth day of June in the 35th year of the reign of King Edward; by the oath of Traharn ap Gronou, Run ap Gronou, Griffith Vachan, Rees ap Howel, Jeuan ap Ririd, Meuric Vachan, Gronou ap Griffith, Meuric ap Howel, Iorurd ap Griffith, Madoc ap Howel, Madoc ap Lewelin and Lewelin ap Howel. Who say by their oath that the aforesaid Gilbert and Joan his wife, jointly enfeoffed by our lord the King to them and the heirs of the said Gilbert, held the Castle and vill of Kayrfilli, with the members, namely, Landeuedu, the Red Castle, Hendredeni, Kevenkarn, Rudri, Whit-Minster, the moor of Griffith, Merthyr, and Kilthegayr, with the whole tribe-land of Seynthenith, of our lord the King in chief, on the day whereon the aforesaid Earl died; but by what service they know not. And they say that there are in demesne of arable land 48 acres of land which are worth by the year 8s., price of an acre 2d. And they say that there are 12 acres of meadow which are worth by the year 3s., price of an acre 3d. Also they say that the pasture of Kadocesmor, the pasture by Watford, and the pasture of the road before the gate of the Castle, and the pasture of the moor by the mill, are worth by the year 14s. 4d. And there is one water mill which is worth by the year 100s.. And there is one fulling mill which is nothing worth by the year.

Sum 6l. 5s. 4d. * * *

Red Castle.

Also they say that there are at the Red Castle in demesne of arable land 26 acres of land which are worth by the year 4s. 4d, price of an acre 2d; and 16 acres of land which are worth by the year 2s., price of an acre 1½d.

Sum 5s. 4d.

Hendredenny.

Also they say that there are at Hendredenny in demesne 24 acres of arable land; and they are worth by the year 4s., price of an acre 2d. And there are 6 acres of pasture; and they are worth by the year 18 pence, price of an acre 3d.

Sum 5s. 6d.

Glyncof, Grencoyd, Keueynon, with the coals of Keuenkarn.

Also they say that there are 6 acres and a half of arable land in demesne; which are worth by the year 19½d, price of an acre 3d. And there are parcels of pasture, and they are worth by the year 3s. 7d. And there is at Keuenkarn one pit wherein sea-coals are dug, and the profit is worth by the year 20s..

Sum 25s.d. * * *

Whit-Minster.

Also they say that there are 345 acres and a half of arable land in demesne; which are worth by the year 43s.d, price of an acre 1½d. And there are 44 acres of arable land which Kenewrek ap Howel holds at farm; and they are worth by the year 5s. 10½d, price of an acre 1½d. And the said Kenewrec holds likewise there 3 acres of meadow which are worth by the year 18d, price of an acre 6d. And there are in demesne 2 acres of meadow which are worth by the year 12d, price of an acre 6d. And there is one water mill which Lewelin ap Griffith holds to farm by lease of the aforesaid Ralph [sic] and Joan, and it is worth by the year 4l.. And there are certain freeholders who render by the year 4s., namely, at the feasts of Saint Hilary, the Apostles Philip and James, and Saint Michael, equally. And there is of rent of assize of certain customars 8s. 11d, on the feast of Saint Michael only. And of the aforesaid customars there are 3 customars who owe by the year 240 manual works from the feast of Saint Michael until the gules of August. And those works are worth 10s., price of a work a halfpenny; namely, in each month 24 works. And they owe each month, from the gules of August until the feast of Saint Michael, 24 autumn works; and those works are worth 13s., price of a work 2¼d. Also of the aforesaid customars there are 11 who owe 11 autumn works; and those works are worth 13¾d, price of a work 1¼d.

Sum 8l.d.

Griffith's Moor.

Also they say that there are 60 acres of land in demesne which are worth by the year 20s., price of an acre 4d. And there are 16 acres of meadow which are worth by the year 10s. 8d, price of an acre 8d.

Sum 30s. 8d. * * * *

Radur.

Also they say by their oath that at the Radur is a certain house whose easements are worth by the year 12d. Also they say that there are of arable land 19 acres of land which are worth by the year 6s. 4d. . . . Also they say that there are 3 acres of mountain meadow which are worth by the year 3s., price of an acre 12d. Also they say that there are 8 customars who owe 8 works at ploughing for wheat-seed or oat-seed, for the will of the lord; namely, each man of them 1 work, if he has an ox. And if he have no ox, then he shall give for that work 1d. And those works are worth by the year 8d. Also the aforesaid customars owe 8 works at gathering seed . . . 16 works at reaping, on the lord's food. . . .

to wit, Sum of the whole, with pleas and perquisites, 37s.d. * * * *

Rempny.

. . . . And there is a certain pasture which is called Warth, by the sea shore; and it is worth by the year 2 marks. And there are two water mills, which are worth by the year 13l. 6s. 8d.

[The services of this manor were ploughing, sowing, harrowing, hoeing, mowing, reaping, carrying and threshing corn.]

Sum 56l. 15s.d. * * * *

Castle of Lantrissan.

. . . the aforesaid Gilbert and Joan his wife, jointly enfeoffed by our lord the King, held the Castle and vill of Lantrissan, with the members, namely, the whole land of . . . Argode Wlad, with the Manor of Clonne and part of a tenement in Saint Fagan's, of our lord the King in chief, on the day whereon the aforesaid Earl died, of ancient conquest; but by what service they know not. And they say that the Castle aforesaid is nothing worth by the year, beyond reprises. . . . Also they say that the pasture of Haywode, of the forest of Glintaf and of the forest between the Taf and the Canau, is worth by the year 18s. 4d. . . .

Vill of Lantrissan.

Also they say by their oath that there are in the vill of Lantrissen certain burgesses who hold 145 burgages and a half, and render by the year 7l. 5s. 6d. at the four terms . . . namely, for a burgage 12d. Also they say that there are in the said vill 5 burgages and a half which were destroyed in the time of the war. . . . Also they say that the tolls of the vill, together with the tolls of the fairs at the feast of Blessed Peter in Chains, are worth by the year 15s.. . .

Sum of the issues of the vill of Lantrissen by the year 10l. 2s.d. * * * *

R.O. Inquisitiones post mortem. 8 Ed. II. No. 68; fo. 56. 1314. Latin.

[Translation.]

(A large bundle of membranes, preceded by the Writ.)

Edward, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Aquitaine, unto his beloved and faithful Bartholomew de Badelesmere, Custodian of the castles and of all the lands in Glomorgan and Morgannou in Wales, or to his lieutenant, greeting. Willing to be certified upon the true value of the castles, manors, vills and all the lands and tenements, knight's fees and advowsons of churches which were of Gilbert de Clare, late Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, deceased, which he held of us in chief, in the parts of Glomorgan and Morgannou, on the day whereon he died, and which by reason of his death are in Our hands, We command you that, by the oath of upright and loyal men of those parts, by whom the truth of the matter may the better be known, you diligently cause to be extended all the castles, manors, vills, lands and tenements, fees and advowsons aforesaid; namely, how much the said castles, manors, vills, lands and tenements be worth by themselves, as in demesnes, homages, services, rents, villenages and other issues of land; as also (how much) the said fees and the advowsons aforesaid are worth by the year in all the issues, according to the value of the same; and that you send unto Us, without delay, that Extent, clearly and fittingly made, under your seal and the seals of them by whom it shall have been made, and this Writ. Witness Myself at York, on the 15th day of September in the eighth year of Our reign. By the now King himself. W. de Melton.

Glamorgan, to wit.

Inquisition of the lands and tenements which were of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, in the parts of Wales, on the day whereon he died, made at Kaerdiff on the 18th day of September in the eighth year of the reign of King Edward, by the oath of John de Wyncestr; Richard de Nerbert; Peter Baudwyne; Philip le fflemeng; Henry de Lancarvan, clerk; William Grey; William de Lyrri [?]; John Conan; Run ap Gronou; William Maylok [?]; Hugh de Raath, and Thomas Cilement; Who sworn, say upon their oath that the aforesaid Earl held, on the day whereon he died, of our lord the King in chief, the County of Glamorgant by ancient conquest, by what service they know not; namely, the Castle and vill of Kaerdif, as chief of the whole County aforesaid, with the royal liberty to the same belonging; the Castle of Taleuan; the manor of Lanblethian, with the vill of Coubrugge, as a member of the aforesaid County; the manor of Lanyltwit, with the tribe-land of the Welshmen of Ruthyn, as a member of the aforesaid County; the Castle and vill of Kenefeg, with the tribe-land of the Welshmen of Langunyth, as a member of the County aforesaid; the Castle and vill of Neeth, with the tribe-land of the Welshmen there, together with the lands and tenements formerly of the Abbot of Neeth, which are in exchange for a hundred pounds of rent, with the lands and tenements of Rossoullyn, as a member of the aforesaid County; the Castle and vill of Lantrissan, with the tribe-land of the Welshmen of Meskyn and Glynrotheny, as a member of the aforesaid County; the Castle and vill of Kaerfyly, with the tribe-land of the Welshmen of Senghenyth, as a member of the aforesaid County. And they say that each several member of the aforesaid hath royal liberty by itself.

Vill of Kaerdif.

And they say that at Kaerdif is a certain castle, and it is worth nothing beyond reprise. And there is a certain market town, enclosed by a wall, in which are certain burgesses who hold 380 burgages with certain stalls and plots and render therefor by the year 21l.d. at the four terms of the year, by equal portions. And there are three freeholders who hold three tenements which render by the year three pounds of cummin, and they are worth 4½d. And there is a certain prise of ale which is worth by the year 22l. 13s. 4d; namely, for each keel 9d. And the toll as well of the market, as of the fairs at the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul, is worth by the year 100s.. Also the toll of timber sold at the port of Kaerdif is worth by the year 5s.. Also there are two water mills, with the farm of the miller there, which are worth by the year 38l.. And there is a certain fishery in the water of Taaf, with the fishery of the weirs, which is worth by the year 15l.. And pleas and perquisites of the Hundred of the same vill are worth by the year 33s. 4d.

Sum of the value of the vill aforesaid 107l. 12s. 9d. Whereof the Abbot of Neeth takes by the year of the rent aforesaid in part of a hundred pounds of rent in exchange for certain lands and tenements in the parts of Neeth 20l. 3s..

And so remain 80l. 9s. 9d.

Raath, to wit.

Also they say that at Raath is a certain messuage, with a grange and ox-house, the easements whereof are worth by the year 4s.. And there are in demesne 288 acres of arable land, and they are worth by the year 7l. 4s., price of an acre 6d. Also there are 106 acres and a half and 1 rood of meadow which are worth by the year 8l.d, price of an acre 18d. Also there are 122 acres of pasture, and they are worth by the year 61s., price of an acre 6d. And there are certain freeholders who hold divers tenements and render by the year 53s.d and one pound of pepper and one pound of cummin which are worth 13½d, namely, at the feast of Saint Andrew 5s. 11¼d; at Easter 2s. 10d; at the feast of the Nativity of Saint John Baptist 15d, and at the feast of Blessed Michael 43s.d, besides the pepper and cummin aforesaid. And there are 18 customars who hold 216 acres of land and render by the year 27s.d at the four terms of the year in equal portions. And the aforesaid customars owe 90 works of harrowing; and the works are worth 11s. 3d, price of a work 1½d. Also the same customars owe 54 works at threshing the lord's corn, and they are worth by the year 6s. 9d, price of a work 1½d. And they owe 54 works of hoeing; and those works are worth 2s. 3d, price of a work a halfpenny. And the same customars ought to rake and cock the hay of 27 acres of meadow; and the works are worth 4s. 6d, price of the acre 2d. Also the same customars owe 114 autumnal works which are worth 19s. by the year, price of a work 2d. And they ought to carry 18 bundles of firewood against Christmas, and the carriage is worth 18d. Also there are certain tenants who hold certain tenements at the will of the lord and render by the year, at the feast of Saint Michael, 9s. 2d. Also there are certain tenants who hold certain weirs by the sea, and render by the year 10s.. And there is a certain fulling mill begun, which is let to Richard Toukere and his son, by letter of the said Earl, to hold for the term of his life with a certain island which is called Annotesham; and they shall render therefor by the year, when the said mill shall have been completed, 4l. at the four terms of the year. And pleas and perquisites of the Court are worth by the year 10s..

to wit, Sum of the value of the Manor of Raath 30l. 5s.d.

Lekwith, to wit.

Also they say that at Lecwith are 337 acres and a half and 1 rood of land and pasture which are worth by the year 4l. 4s.d, price of an acre 3d. And there are 57 acres and 1 rood of meadow which are worth by the year 4l. 6s.d, price of an acre 18d. And there are 18 acres of land and meadow which at one time were in the hands of bondmen, and now are in demesne; and they are worth by the year 6s., price of an acre 4d. And there is a certain grove which contains 36 acres, the profit whereof in underwood and pasture is worth by the year 7s. 8d. And there is a moiety of a certain weir in the water of Eley, and it is worth by the year 6s. 8d. And there is a certain fishery of lampreys, and it is worth by the year 2s.. And there are certain freeholders who hold divers tenements and render by the year 17s. 5d; whereof at the feast of Saint Andrew 2s. 4d, at Easter 4s. 10d, at the feast of the Nativity of Blessed John Baptist 2s. 4d, and at the feast of Blessed Michael 7s. 11d. And there are 24 customars who hold 288 acres of land and meadow and render by the year, at the four terms of the year, 48s. in equal portions. And there are certain cottars who hold divers cottages and certain curtillages and render at the feast of Saint Michael 7s.. Also the aforesaid customars owe 48 works of ploughing for winter seed and Lent (seed); and those works are worth 10s., price of a work 2½d. And the same customars owe 48 works of harrowing for the said seeds; and they are worth 8s., price of a work 2d. And the same customars owe certain works at threshing, carrying and hoeing, and those works are worth 12s.. Also each of those customars ought to mowe 1 acre of meadow; and the works are worth 8s., price of the acre 4d. Also they owe 72 autumnal works; and those works are worth 12s., price of a work 2d. Also they owe 96 autumnal works in the lord's grange; and they are worth 8s., price of a work 1d. Also pleas and perquisites, fines and heriots are worth by the year half a mark.

to wit, Sum of the value of Lecwith 16l. 10s.d.

County of Glamorgant, to wit.

Also they say that there are in the aforesaid County 6 freeholders who hold divers tenements and shall render by the year 8s. 7d; namely, at the feast of the Nativity of Saint John Baptist 4s. 8d, and at the feast of Blessed Michael 3s. 11d. And there are 36 fees and a half, and a fourth part of one knight's fee, which render to the ward of the Castle of Kaerdif by the year 12l. 5s.; namely, at the feast of Saint Andrew 40s., at the feast of Saint Nicholas 16s. 8d, at the feast of the Purification of Blessed Mary 13s. 4d [?], on the first Sunday of Lent 33s. 4d, at the feast of Saint Teilo 6s. 8d, at the feast of the Invention of Holy Cross 23s. 8d, at "hokeday" 15s., at the feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul 60s., at the feast of the Assumption of Blessed Mary 13s. 4d, and at the feast of Saint Michael 20s.. And there are at Egeluskeynor 144 acres of land and meadow which are holden at farm by the year for 15s.; also there is 1 acre of pasture formerly of Reis ap Philip; and they are worth 2d. an acre. Also they say that pleas and perquisites of the aforesaid County are worth by the year 30l..

to wit, Sum 44l. 13s. 9d.

to wit, Sum of the value of the whole value [sic] of Kaerdif with the County [of Glamorgan aforesaid ?], besides 20l. 3s. which the Abbot of Neeth takes of the rent of the vill of Kaerdif, 178l. 19s.d.

Knight's fees of the aforesaid County, on the day whereon he died, to wit.

Also they say that John de Somery holds in Dinaspowis 3 fees and a half, and they are worth by the year 60l.. And John Cogan holds in Cogan 2 fees which are worth by the year 20l.. Joan de Raleye holds in Wrenchestone half a fee, and it is worth by the year 10 marks. Reymund de Sully holds 4 fees in Sullye, Wenfo and Coytchurche, and they are worth by the year 60l.. William Corbet holds in Saint Nicholas' 3 fees, and they are worth by the year 30l.. Henry de Umfranvyle holds 4 fees in Penmarke, and they are worth by the year 60l.. Ivetta, who was the wife of William de Kaerdif, holds in Lanririd half a fee, and it is worth by the year 10l.. Adam le Waleis holds in Landoghe and Seyntemariechurche 1 fee, and it is worth by the year 30l.. John le Norroys holds in Penthlyne and Lanmyhangel 2 fees, and they are worth by the year 50l.. John de Wyncestr holds in Landow 2 fees, and they are worth by the year 20l.. [Margin: "In the County aforesaid."] Reymund de Sullye holds two parts of one fee in Lanmays, and they are worth by the year 20l.. John de Penebrugge[?] holds in Saint Donat's 1 fee, and it is worth by the year 20l.. Henry de Lancastr and Matilda his wife hold 4 fees in Ogemore, and they are worth by the year 50l.. Reginald de Somerton holds [erasure] in Lanblethian in Martelmaur 1 fee, and it is worth by the year 15l.. David de la Beere holds in Marcros half a fee, and it is worth by the year 10 marks. John de Anne holds in Marcros half a fee, and it is worth by the year 10 marks. John de Welles and his parceners hold in Newton Nottasshe a fourth part of one fee, and it is worth by the year 10l.. The Abbot of Morgan holds in Langewy 1 fee in pure and perpetual alms. [Margin: "Reversion of one fee, and a third part of one fee."] Thomas Costyn holds in Costyneston 1 fee, and it is worth by the year 20l.; the reversion whereof, after his death, belongs to my lord the Earl and his heirs. And the same Thomas holds in Lanmays a third part of one fee; the reversion whereof likewise, after his death, belongs to the heir of the said Earl; and it is worth 100s.. And the heir of Hugh le Veel holds 1 fee in Saint ffagan's; and it is in the wardship of Roger Tyrel, of the Earl's gift, because of the minor age of the said heir; and it is worth by the year 20l.. And John le Norreis, William de Bercreroles, Adam le Waleis and John Jael [?] and Philip le Flemyng hold four fees, which Philip de Nerbert formerly held, in moieties; and now they are holden of the Earl, without a mesne (lord); and they are worth by the year 40l. And Richard de Nerbert holds of the aforesaid four fees a certain tenement which is estimated at half a fee, and it is worth by the year 60s.. Matilda, who was the wife of John Turbervyle, holds in Lanhari half a fee; and it is worth by the year 40s.. William Mailok the elder [?] at Lestilbount holds half a fee, and it is worth by the year 40s.. And Payn Turbervyle holds in New Castle a tenth part of a fee, and it is worth by the year 10 marks. Also they say that they understand that Matilda, who was the wife of my lord the Earl aforesaid, is with child. And if she shall not be with child, they say that the next heirs are Alianor, wife of my lord Hugh le Despenser the younger; Margaret, who was the wife of Peter de Gaveston; and Elizabet, wife of John de Burgh, sisters of the said Earl. And they say that the said Alianor is of full age; and the said Margaret is of the age of 20 years; and the said Elizabet is of the age of 18 years. [Struck out.]

to wit, Sum of the fees 37 fees and a fourth part and a tenth part of a fee.

Sum of the value of the same by the year 583l. 13s. 4d.

Manors, to wit. Also they say that Payn Turbervyle holds the Castle and Manor of Coytif, with royal liberty, by serjeantry of hunting; and it is worth by the year 54l. 10s. [?] 4d; whereof the lord shall have wardship and marriage when it shall happen. Also they say that Leysan de Aven holds one "commod," with royal liberty, by serjeantry; and it is worth by the year 60l.; whereof the lord of Kairdif shall have wardship and marriage of heirs, when it shall happen.

to wit, Sum of the value and marriages 126l 13s. 4d.

Advowsons of religious houses, belonging to the lord on the day wherecon he died, to wit.

Also they say that the said Earl had the advowson of the Abbey of Neeth, of the Order of Citeaux; and of the Abbey of Morgan, of the same Order, in the County of Glomorgan aforesaid.

Also they say that the church of Kaerdif, with the chapel, is appurtenant to the Abbey of Theukesburi in pure alms; and it is worth by the year 40s. 4d.

Also they say that Henry le Chaundeler holds 22 acres of land and meadow, for the term of his life; and they are worth 11s., price of an acre 6d.

Also they say that they understand that Matilda, who was the wife of my lord the Earl aforesaid, is with child. And if she shall not be with child, they say that the next heirs of the said Earl are Alianor, wife of my lord Hugh le Despenser the younger; Margaret, who was the wife of Peter de Gavaston; and Elizabet, who was the wife of John de Burgh, son of the Earl of Ulster, sisters of the said Earl. And they say that the said Alianor is of full age; and Margaret is of the age of twenty years; and the said Elizabet is of the age of 18 years. In witness whereof to this Inquisition the seals of the aforesaid Jurors are appended.

[End of the first membrane of the Inquisition.]

Of the Members of the County of Glamorgant.

Inquisition of the lands and tenements which were of Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, in Miskyn and Glynrotheni, on the day whereon he died; made before William le fflemmyng, the lieutenant of Bartholomew de Badelesmere, custodian of the castles and of all the lands and tenements in Glamorgan and Morgannou in Wales; at Lantrissan, on the second day of September in the eighth year of the reign of King Edward, by the oath of Kenewrec ap Howel, Howel ap Gruffith Goyk, Meuric ap Howel, Lewelin ap Kenewrec, Meuric ap Ivor, David ap Meuric, Ruyn ap Gronou, Gronou Vachan, Lewelin ap Madoc, Kenewrec Vachan, Lewelin ap Howel, and Gronou ap Jeuan Loyd. Who sworn, say upon their oath that at Lantrissan is a certain castle which is nothing worth beyond reprise. And there are certain burgesses who hold 187 burgages, with certain plots within the aforesaid vill, and render by the year 9l. 15s.; namely, at the four terms of the year, in equal portions. And there are in the same vill 29 vacant burgages; and the pasture is worth by the year 5s.. And there are 16 acres and a half of land of burgesses, tenants at the will of the lord; and they render therefor by the year, at the feast of Blessed Michael, 2s. 9d. And there are five plots of land; and they render by the year, at the same term, 3d. And there is a certain prise of ale, which is worth by the year 20s.; namely, for each "crannoc" of capital malt brewed to be sold, 1 penny. Also the toll of the markets, and of the fairs on the day of Saint Peter in Chains, with the toll of the tribe-land of Miskyn and Glynrotheni, with the "chense," are worth by the year 20s.. Pleas and perquisites of the Hundred of the vill, with pleas of the fairs, are worth by the year 26s. 8d. to wit, Sum of the value of the vill aforesaid 13l. 12s. 5d. * * * *

Also they say that there are at Pentirgh 20 acres of land and pasture which are worth by the year 6s. 8d, price of an acre 4d. And there are certain freeholders who hold divers tenements and render by the year, at the feast of Blessed Michael, 12s. 10d. And there are certain Welsh customars and cottars who hold divers tenements and render by the year, at the same term, 32s. ½d. And there is a certain water mill, and it is worth by the year 40s.. And the aforesaid customars owe a certain gift against Christmas, and they [sic] are worth 3s.. Also they owe certain autumnal works, and the works are worth 4s.. Pleas and perquisites are worth by the year 20s..

to wit, Sum 118s.d.

And say the aforesaid Jurors that at Radur is a certain house whose easements are worth by the year 12 pence. And there are in demesne 68 acres and a third part of one acre of arable land; which are worth by the year 22s.d, price of an acre 4 pence. And there are 3 acres of meadow which are worth by the year 4s.; and one acre and a half of pasture, and it is worth by the year 6d. Also there are 10 customars who hold 52 acres of land, and render by the year 13s.; namely, at the feast of Saint Andrew 4s. 6d, and at the feast of Blessed Michael 8s. 6d. And there are two cottars who render at the feast of Blessed Michael 12 pence. And the aforesaid customars owe two works of ploughing, and they are worth 8d. And they ought to rake the hay of three acres of meadow, and the works are worth 6 pence. Also the same customars owe 16 autumnal works at reaping, and they are worth 16 pence. Pleas and perquisites, fines and heriots, and other profits which cannot be set out, are worth by the year 6s.. to wit, Sum 50s.d. * * * *

Whit-Minster.

Also they say that at Whit-Minster is a certain castle which is nothing worth beyond reprise, which was burnt in the war. And there are in demesne of arable land and pasture 327 acres by ancient measurement; which are worth by the year 54s. 6d, price of an acre 2d. Also there are 3 acres of pasture of meadow, which are worth by the year . . . d. Also there are at Gruffismor 60 acres of arable land; which are worth by the year 30s., price of an acre 6d. And there are beyond the water of Rempny 5 acres and a half of arable land, which are worth by the year 2s. 9d. And there is a certain pasture which is worth by the year 6s. 8d. Also there are at Whit-Minster 18 acres of meadow; which are worth by the year 30s., price of an acre 20 . . . Also there are certain tenants who hold 19 acres of land at the will of the lord, and render by the year at the feast of Blessed Michael 12s.. And they owe 17 autumnal works, on the lord's food, and they are worth 16d. And there is a certain water mill by the Taf, which is worth by the year 100s.. And there is a certain fishery which is worth by the year 13s. 4d. Pleas and perquisites are worth by the year 2s..

to wit, sum 12l. 15s. 7d.

County of Wenlouk.

[Mention is made of the Chapel of Saint Istan, or Iscan.

Morgan ap Meredith holds half a fee in Coganesmor for his life, by the Earl's gift.

Meuric ap John de Kemmeys holds a fourth part of a fee in Beganesleye.]

Rempny.

Also they say that there is at Rempny a certain messuage which is worth by the year 4s.. And there are in demesne 147 acres on the moor; which are worth by the year 4l. 18s., price of an acre 8d. And there are in demesne 31 acres on the higher land; and they are worth by the year 10s. 4d, price of an acre 4d. And there is one acre of meadow which is worth by the year 12d. And there is a certain pasture which is called Warth, which is worth by the year 26s. 8d. And there are two water mills which are worth by the year 18l.. And there are certain customars, with certain freeholders outside the Hundred, who render by the year 18l. 10s.d; whereof at the term of Saint Andrew 9½d, at the term of our Lord's Nativity 75s.d, at the term of Easter 74s.d, at the feast of the Nativity of Blessed John Baptist 74s.d, and at the feast of Blessed Michael 7l. 5s.d. And there is a certain tenement, formerly of Adam Walter, which contains two messuages, 33 acres and a half of land; which the said Walter purchased, of some freeholders, for certain rents and services unto them to be done; and which William, son of the aforesaid Adam, renewed, holds, and therefor renders by the year 24s. at the aforesaid four terms of the year by equal portions. And there are certain customars who hold divers tenements and owe 299 works and a half at ploughing, by the year; namely, for winter seed and lenten (seed); and those works are worth 4l. 19s. 10d, price of a work 4d. And the same customars owe 131 works at sowing and dibbling the demesne land; and those works are worth 10s. 11d, price of a work 1d. And the aforesaid customars owe 474 works of harrowing; and the works are worth 39s. 6d, price of a work 1d. And the same customars owe 105 works of threshing; and the works are worth 21s. 10½d, price of a work two pence halfpenny. And the same customars owe 314 hoeings; and the works are worth 13s. 1d, price of a work a halfpenny. And the same customars owe 578 autumnal works; and the works are worth 72s. 3d, price of a work 1½d. Also the same customars owe 208 autumnal works; and the works are worth 8s. 8d, price of a work a halfpenny. Also the aforesaid customars owe 105 works at carrying the lord's corn with their carts; and those works are worth 35s., price of a work 4d. Also the same customars owe 97 works at stacking corn in autumn; and those works are worth 8s. 1d, price of a work 1d. Also the same customars ought to carry 110 bundles of firewood; and those works are worth 9s. 2d. And pleas and perquisites there are worth by the year, with fines and heriots, 13l. 6s. 8d. to wit, Sum of the value of the Manor of Rempny 73l. 19s. 10d. * * * *

Extent of the lands and tenements which were of Gilbert de Clare, late Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, in Wales; taken by Bartholomew de Badelesmere, thereunto by our lord the King appointed.

The Castle and Vill of Kaerdif, with the appurtenances; which extend by the year to 87l. 9s. 3d.

The Manor of Raath, with the appurtenances; which extend by the year to 30l. 6s.d.

The Manor of Lecwyth, with the appurtenances; which extend by the year to 16l. 10s.d.

The County of Gloumorgan, together with the rents, and certain lands and tenements in Egleskeynore, belonging to the said County; which extend by the year to 44l. 13s. 9d. * * *

The Manors of Laniltwyt and Ruthin, with the appurtenances; which extend by the year to 86l. 6s.d. * * *

The Castle and Vill of Lantrissan, with the appurtenances; which extend by the year to 7l. 12s. 5d. * * *

Certain lands and tenements, with the appurtenances, in Pentirgh; which extend by the year to 118s.d.

The Manor of Radure, with the appurtenances; which extend by the year to 50s.d. * * *

The Castle and Manor of Whit-Minster, with the appurtenances; which extend by the year to 12l. 15s. 7d. * * *

The Manor of Rempny, with the appurtenances; which extend by the year to 73l. 19s. 10d. * * * *