Inquisitiones post mortem
1348-1601

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R.O. Inquisitiones post mortem. 23 Ed. III. 1348–9. No. 169. Latin.

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fo. 27.

Inquisition taken at Kaerdif before Simon Basset, our lord the King's Escheator in the County of Gloucester with the Marches of Wales adjacent, on the 23rd day of March in the 23rd year of the reign of King Edward the Third after the Conquest of England but the 10th of his Kingdom of France, according to the tenour of our lord the King's Writ to this Inquisition annexed; by the oath of John Louel, John Joseph, John le Cotiler, William Dany, William Top, Walter Adam, William le Cok, Richard le Tilare, Richard Andreu, Morgan de ffeirwater, Stephen Rippes and Joseph le Bakar: Who say by their oath that Hugh le Despenser held of our lord the King in chief, in his demesne as of fee, on the day whereon he died, the Castle of Kaerdif with the ditches thereof, with the appurtenances, by what service is not known; which are worth by the year 20s.. Also the Burgh of Kaerdif, enclosed by a stone wall, in which are three freeholders who render by the year 19s.d, at the term of Saint Michael. Also there (are) three other freeholders who render by the year 3 pounds of cummin, price 3d, at the same term. Also there are 9 tenants who hold for term of life, rendering by the year 20s. at the same term. Also the prises of ale of the said burgh, namely, for every bond 9d, are worth by the year 15l.. Also the chensery of the said burgh is worth by the year, with a certain petty custom of women brewers in the same, 3s. 4d. Also the tolls of the vill and of the seas there are worth by the year 100s.. Also there are two water mills which are worth by the year 16l.. Also there are two several fisheries in the water of Taaf which are worth by the year 12l.. Also pleas and perquisites of the Hundred of the said vill are worth by the year 30s.. Also pleas and perquisites of the market and fairs there are worth by the year 6s. 8d.

Sum of the whole extent of the castle with the vill by the year 52l. 19s.d.

Also the aforesaid Jurors say by their oath that the aforesaid Hugh held of our lord the King in chief, in his demesne as of fee, on the day whereon he died, the Manor of Raath, with the appurtenances, by what services is not known; in which is a certain messuage for gainage of the demesne land there, with the barton, which is worth by the year 6s. 8d. Also there are in demesne 319 acres 3 roods of land; whereof each acre of 160 acres is worth by the year 10d, and each acre of 159 acres 3 roods is worth by the year 8d. And so the sum of the value of the demesne land by the year is 11l. 19s. 10d. Also there are 56 acres and a half of salt mead, each acre of which is worth by the year 2s.. Also there (are) 60 acres and a half of fresh mead, each acre of which is worth by the year 16d. And so the sum of the value of the demesne meadow by the year is 9l. 13s. 8d. Also there are 165 acres of several pasture * * And there is a certain weak fulling mill which is worth by the year 6s. 8d. Also there is a certain several fishery called the Blakepole, which is worth by the year 6s. 8d. Also there are 22 freeholders who hold divers small tenements by ancient feoffment, rendering by the year 48s.d. at the terms of Saint Andrew, Easter, Saint John Baptist and Saint Michael equally, and one pair of gilt spurs or 6d, and one pound of cummin or 1d at the feast of Saint Michael only. Also there are 12 customars each of whom holds 12 acres of land in bondage, and 7 customars each of whom holds 9 acres of land in bondage; who render between them, as well in rents as in works, in money by the year 115s.d * * Also there are 18 tenants who hold some small tenements and certain weirs on the seashore, for catching fishes in. * * Also pleas and perquisites of the Court there, with fines and entries of lands, heriots and "lerwits," are worth by the year 20s..

Sum of the value of the Manor of Raath by the year 41l. 2s. 2d.

Also they say that the aforesaid Hugh died on the 8th day of February. Also that Edward, the son of Edward le Despenser, brother of the aforesaid Hugh, is the next heir of him the said Hugh; and that he is of the age of 12 years and upwards.

In witness whereof, to this Inquisition the aforesaid Jurors have set their seals.

[Endorsed.]

Castle and Vill of Kaerdif, with the Manor of Raath.

[fo 36, in pede.]

Inquisition taken at Kaerdif before Simon Basset, our lord the King's Escheator in the County of Gloucester with the Marches of Wales adjacent, on the 23rd day of March in the 23rd year of the reign of King Edward the Third after the Conquest of England, but the 10th of his Kingdom of France, according to the tenor of our lord the King's Writ to this Inquisition annexed; by the oath of Thomas Baudrip, Thomas de Seyntmarichirche, John Louel, Madoc ap Ruyn, John Perkyn, William Dalden, Jeuan Perkyn, Roger Grant, John Joseph, David Graunt, William Perkyn and William Top: Who say by their oath that Hugh le Despenser held of our lord the King in chief, in his demesne as of fee, on the day whereon he died, the County of Glamorgan, with the tribe-lands of Kibor and Glynnogor to the said County annexed, with the appurtenances, by what services is not known. And they say that there 223 freeholders who owe suit to the said County from month to month. Also there are petty tenants who hold of the same County some small tenements of ancient feoffment, rendering by the year between them 36s. 8d, at the feast of Saint Michael only. Also they say that there are 28 freeholders who hold of the said County 35 knight's fees and a half, and a fourth part of one knight's fee, rendering by the year 11l. 18s. 4d, namely, for each fee by the year half a mark; and year 6d, and each acre of 359 acres is worth by the year 3d. * * Also there are in one parcel called Griffithesmore by itself one messuage which is worth by the year 12d; and there are 56 acres of land. . . . . And so the sum of the value of Griffithesmore in the whole is 62s. 4d. Also they say that there are in the said Manor of Whit-Minster 14 customars of the petty tenure, who hold divers petty tenements in bondage. . . . . . Also there is a certain mill which is worth by the year 6l. 13s. 4d. Also there is a certain fishery in the water of Taaf, which is worth by the year 10s.. Also pleas and perquisites of the Court there, with "leirwyt" and heriots, are worth by the year 6s. 8d.

Sum of the whole extent of this manor, with Griffithesmore, 19l. 5s. 10d.

Also the aforesaid Jurors say by their oath that the aforesaid Hugh le Despenser held of our lord the King in chief, in his demesne as of fee, on the day whereon he died, the Manor of Radur, with the appurtenances, by what services is not known. And they say that there is a certain messuage which is worth by the year 2s.. Also there are in demesne 81 acres of land, each acre of which is worth by the year 4d. * * Also pleas and perquisites there, with "leirwyt" and heriots, are worth by the year 6s. 8d.

Sum of the whole extent of this manor by the year 6l. 7s. 8d.

Inquisition taken at Kaerdif . . . Hugh le Despenser held of our lord the King in chief, on the day whereon he died, the underwritten knight's fees, by what services is not known; which said fees divers tenants hold of him, as appears in the following, namely: Two knight's fees in Cogan, at 20 marks * * Also one knight's fee in Saint ffagan's, which Peter de Veel holds, at 20l.. * * Also a half of one knight's fee in Lustelbond, which Madoc ap Ruyn holds, at 40s.. * * Also one knight's fee in Landogh and Seyntmarichirche, which John, son of Robert le Walshe, holds, at 30l.. * *

R.O. Inquisitiones post mortem. 18 Hen. VI. 1440. No. 3. Latin.

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Inquisition taken at Gloucester, on the third day of November in the 19th year of the reign of King Henry the Sixth after the Conquest; before Thomas Rookes, our lord the King's Escheator in the County of Gloucester and the March of Wales to the said County adjacent * * Isabel, late Countess of Warrwick, in the said Writ named, held no lands nor tenements in her demesne as of fee, nor in service, of our lord the King nor of any other person in the County aforesaid, on the day whereon she died. But they say that a certain Fine levied in the Court of our lord the King [&c.] * * The aforesaid Jurors also say on their oath, that the said Isabel, late Countess, in the said Writ named, held, on the day whereon she died, in her demesne as of fee tail, unto her and her heirs of her body begotten (among other things), the Lordship and County of Glamorgan, otherwise called Glomorgan, with all the liberties to the same lordship and county belonging, in the said March of Wales to the aforesaid County of Gloucester adjacent; the Castle of Kaerdyf, with the Burgh, the mill, the tribe-land of Kybur and Glynnogor, with the appurtenances; of which said tribe-land of Glynnogor, otherwise called the park of Clennokr [interlined: "the park of Glynnogr"] is a parcel; the Lordship of Kaerdif, with the appurtenances, in the aforesaid March, with all the liberties to the said lordship belonging ; the Manor of Cogan, with the appurtenances, in the same March * * the lordship of Griffithmore, with the appurtenances, in the same March, and two hundred acres of land, sixty acres of meadow and forty acres of pasture, between the Burgh of Kaerdif and the water of Severn, enclosed on the west with the river of Touff, on the east with the lordship of Splot, in the same March of the aforesaid lordship of Glanmorgan, with the appurtenances; the Manor of Rathe, with the appurtenances; the Manor of Lekwith, with the appurtenances; the pleas and perquisites of the County of Glanmorgan, with the appurtenances * * The Castle and Vill of Lantrissan, with the tribe-land of Glinrotheny, with the appurtenances; the Manor of Clonne, with the tribe-land of Mesken, with the appurtenances; the hamlet of Pentirgh, with the appurtenances; the Manor of Radur, with the appurtenances * * three messuages, with the appurtenances, in Kaerdif, which were of Paul Barbur; one tenement and two messuages, with the appurtenances, in Kaerdyf, which were of Richard le Keur; three messuages and ten acres of land, with the appurtenances, in Kaerdif, which were of Henry le Potter; three messuages and one tenement, with the appurtenances, in Kaerdif, which were of Robert le Carpenter . . . . . . parcel of [erasure] called Brendowne, Litelholmede and Michulholmede, lying adjoined; Adam-croftis and Spodelleslond; Roggeslond; Stogescroft; Barbeliscrofte; Porteslond, in Adamsdowne; Couresmede; Sebirshill, with their appurtenances, in the said March of Wales ; and three acres of land . . . . in Depyngeputtes; four acres of land formerly of John Atkins, lying by Weryngtrowes; Backe . . . . Grenewarde; Dogowyldescroft; John Merikescroft, in the March aforesaid; which are parcels of the aforesaid Lordship of Glanmorgan, with the appurtenances aforesaid [long erasure] . . . . . . . . . knight's fees and parts of knight's fees, and advowsons of religious houses, with the appurtenances, in the aforesaid County of Gloucester and the March of Wales to the same County adjacent * * two knight's fees in Cogan, which John Cogan formerly held, and which extend by the year to 20l., when it shall happen * * half of one knight's fee in Lystewonde, which William Maillok formerly held, and which extends by the year to 40s., when it shall happen * * the fee of one knight in Landogh and Seynt Merychurche, which Adam de Waleys formerly held, and which extends by the year to 30l., when it shall happen * * And also the advowson of the church of Lantrissan, in Meskyn ; which extends by the year to 60 marks, when it shall happen * * The Castle and Manor of Whit-Minster, otherwise called the Castle and Lordship of Whitchurche, with the appurtenances, in the March of Wales to the aforesaid County of Gloucester adjacent * *

R.O. Inquisitiones post mortem. 24 [25] Hen. VI. 1446. No. 43; fo. ultimo. Latin.

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[Translation.]

Inquisition taken at Gloucester, on the twenty second day of November in the twenty fifth year of the reign of King Henry the Sixth after the Conquest; before William Notyngham, our lord the King's Escheator in the County of Gloucester and the March of Wales to the said County adjacent; by virtue of our lord the now King's Writ of diem clausit extremum, to this Inquisition annexed; by the oath of William Tera . . . . . esquire [&c;] * * and Richard Whityngton. Who sworn, say by their oath that Henry, late Duke of Warrwick . . . . . . in his demesne as of fee tail, to him and his heirs of his body issuant (among other things), the Lordship and County of Glamorgan, otherwise called Glomorgan, with all the liberties to the same lordship and county belonging, in the March of Wales to the County of Gloucester adjacent, with the tribe-land of Kibur and Glynnogor, with the appurtenances; of which said tribe-land of Glynnogor the park of Glynnogor, otherwise called the park of Glennok, is a parcel; the pleas and perquisites of the County of Glamorgan, with the appurtenances; the Castle and Lordship of Kaerdiff, with the Burgh and the mills, with their appurtenances, in the aforesaid March, with all the liberties to the same castle and lordship belonging; together with three messuages, with the appurtenances, in Kaerdiff, which were of Richard le Barbour [etc., as before] . . . two hundred acres of land, sixty acres of meadow and forty acres of pasture between the Burgh of Kaerdyff and the water of Severn, enclosed on the west with the river of Touff, on the east with the lordship of Sp[lot]. * *

Lordship of Rooth . . . . . . of land and other things called Brandowne, Litelholme and Michelholmede, lying adjacent; Madoc [?] Adam Croftys and Spodelleslonde [&c., as before]; Debyngputtes, which are parcels of the said lordship of Rooth. * *

[John Nanfan holds the offices of Chancellor and Constable of the Castle and Lordship of Kaerdyff, with their appurtenances, in Wales, and Receivor of moneys for the whole Lordship of Glamorgan and Morgannok; which said offices were granted to him by my lord Richard, late Earl of Warwick.]

R.O. Inquisitiones post mortem. 37 Eliz. 1595. Pars I. No. 77. Vol. 242; fo. 74. Latin

[Translation]

Inquisition indented, taken at Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan on the 15th day of April in the thirty seventh year of the reign of our lady Elizabeth, by the grace of God of England, France and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith and so forth; before us Henry Mathew Griffith, esquire; Henry Morgan, gentleman; Gabriel Lewis, gentleman; and Edward Button, gentleman, our said lady the Queen's Escheator for the said County; by virtue of a Commission of our said lady the now Queen, in the nature of a Writ of diem clausit extremum, unto us and other Commissioners directed and to this Inquisition attached and annexed, to enquire after the death of Thomas Lewis, esquire, deceased; by the oath of John Mathew Myles, of Lanyssen, gentleman; Morgan John David, of the same; Philip John Bean Philip, of Merthir; John ap John Prosser, of the same; John Ieuan Morgan, of Bedwes; Lewis Jenkyn, of Lanyssen [struck out]; William Philip, of Egluissilan, David John David, of Lanvabon; William Bevan Morice, of Kelligare; David Ieuan Philip Ychan, of Eglloissilan; William ap William, of the same; William Dyo, of the same; William Hoell, of the same; Rice John Rees, of the same; Philip Lewis, of Lanvedoe; Lewis Thomas Treharn, of the same; and Henry William Ieuan, of Kelligare. Which said Jurors on their oath say that the aforesaid Thomas Lewis de Van, esquire, on the day of his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of and in one capital messuage or mansion house, commonly called the Vanne, lying in the parish of Bedwes in the County aforesaid * * now in the tenure of Edward Lewis, esquire, or his assigns; and that they are holden of Henry, Earl of Pembroke, as of his Manor of Seinhenyth, in socage; and that they are worth by the year in all the issues, beyond reprises, 20s. And also of and in one messuage, one barn and one parcel of land, meadow and pasture, commonly called Le Graing de Moore, lying and situate in the parishes of Landaff and St. Jones in the County aforesaid, parcel of the lands, possessions and hereditaments of the late Monastery of Morgan ; and that they are holden of our said lady the now Queen in chief, by the service of the [blank] part of one knight's fee; and that they are worth by the year in all the issues, beyond reprises, 44s. And moreover of and in one messuage or tenement, commonly called Keven Tre Payne, and certain lands, meadows, pastures and woods known by the name of "Keven Tree Paynes lands," together lying and being in the parishes of St. ffagans and Pentirgh, in the County aforesaid ; and that they are holden of the aforesaid Earl of Pembroke, as of his Manor of Myskin, in free socage; and that they are worth by the year in all the issues, beyond reprises, 40s. And further the Jurors aforesaid say that the aforesaid Thomas Lewis, esquire, likewise on the day of his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of and in a fourth part of the Manor of Peterston super Elye, in the County aforesaid, with the appurtenances ; and seised as of fee of and in a fourth part of the advowson of the rectory of the church of Peterston aforesaid, with the appurtenances ; and that they are holden of the aforesaid Earl of Pembroke as of his Castle of Cardiff; and that they are worth by the year in all the issues, beyond reprises, 12s. And the Jurors aforesaid say that the aforesaid Thomas Lewis, esquire, on the day of his death was seised of and in one other manor called Roth Kensham, in the said County of Glamorgan, with the appurtenances; and that they [sic] are holden of our said lady the Queen as of her Manor of [blank], by free socage; and that they are worth by the year in all the issues, beyond reprises, 8s. And moreover the Jurors aforesaid say that the aforesaid Thomas Lewis, esquire, likewise was seised, on the day of his death, of and in three hundred messuages, cottages and tenements lying in the several parishes of * * Whitchurch, Lanyssen, Lanedern, Roth, Cardiff, Landaff, St. ffagans, Kayrey, Pentirgh and Llantrissent; and that all and singular the premises in * * Whitchurch are holden of the aforesaid Earl of Penbroke as of his manor or lordship of Seinhenith, in free socage. And that all and singular the premises in Lanyssen, Lysvane, Lanedern, Roth and Cardiff aforesaid are holden of the said Earl of Pembroke as of his Castle of Cardiff, in free socage. And that all and singular the premises in Landaff and Kayrey aforesaid are holden of the Bishop of Landaff as of his Manor of Landaff. And that all and singular the premises in Pentirgh and Lantrissent are holden of the aforesaid Earl in socage * * And the aforesaid Thomas Lewis, esquire, so of all and singular the manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments aforesaid seised, died thereof seised in his demesne as of fee. And also the Jurors aforesaid say on their oath that the aforesaid Thomas Lewis, esquire, died on the second day of November in the 36th year of the reign of our said lady Elizabeth the now Queen, at Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan aforesaid. And that one Edward Lewis, esquire, is his son and next heir, and of the age (at the time of the death of the aforesaid Thomas Lewis, his father) of thirty four years and upward * *

[Note in margin:—"It was delivered to the Court on the 7th day of May in the within-written year, by the hands of Gabriel Lewis, gentleman, one of the Commissioners."]

R.O. Inquisitiones post mortem. 43 Eliz. 1601. Part I. No. 181. Latin.

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[Translation.]

Elizabeth, by the grace of God of England, France and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, to her wellbeloved Jasper More, esquire; Henry Martyn, esquire; James Ley, esquire, Escheator of Our County of Wilts; and Robert Penruddocke, esquire, Feudary of the County aforesaid, Greeting. Know ye that We have appointed you, or three of you, of whom you the aforesaid Escheator and Feudary We will to be two, to inquire by the oath of upright and loyal men of Our aforesaid County of Wilts, as well within as without the liberties, by whom the truth of the matter may the better be known, how many lands and tenements Henry, late Earl of Pembroke, deceased, or any other or others to his use, held of Us in chief, as well in demesne as in service, in the County aforesaid, on the day whereon the same Earl died; and how much of other persons; and what services ; and how much those lands and tenements, held as well of Us as of others, are worth by the year in all the issues; and on what day the same Earl died; and who is his next heir, and of what age. And for taking and seising the same lands and tenements into Our hands ; and of other articles and circumstances in anywise concerning the premises, whereby the truth may more fully be known. And therefore We command you, or three of you, of whom you the beforementioned Escheator and Feudary We will to be two, that on certain days and at certain places which you shall appoint therefor, you diligently make Inquisition on the premises, and the same distinctly and fittingly made, you send without delay to Us in Our Chancery, under your seals, or those of three of you, of whom you the aforesaid Escheator and Feudary We will to be two, and the seals of those by whom it shall have been made; and these Our Letters Patent; for We command, by the tenour of these presents, the Sheriff of Our County aforesaid, that, on certain days and at certain places which you will make known to him, he cause to come before you, or three of you, of whom you the aforesaid Escheator and Feudary We will to be two, so many and such upright and loyal men of his bailiwick, as well within as without the liberties, by whom the truth of the matter in the premises may the better be known and inquired of. In witness whereof these Our letters we have caused to be made patent. Witness Myself at Westminster, the sixteenth day of February, in the forty third year of Our reign.

Conyers.

Wiltshire to wit, Inquisition Indented, taken at the Borough of Devyzes in the County of Wilts on the twenty-second day of April in the forty third year of the reign of our lady Elizabeth, by the grace of God of England, France and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith and so forth, before Jasper Moore, esquire; Henry Martyn, esquire; James Ley, esquire, Escheator of the County aforesaid; and Robert Penruddock, esquire, Feudary of the County aforesaid; by virtue of a Commission of our said lady the Queen, in the nature of a Writ of Diem clausit extremum, to inquire after the death of the most noble lord Henry, Earl of Pembroke, deceased, directed to the said Commissioners and to this Inquisition annexed and attached, by the oath of James Marvyn, knight, [etc.], upright and loyal men of the County of Wilts aforesaid. Which Jurors say upon their oath aforesaid, that the aforesaid Henry, Earl of Pembroke, in the said Commission named, at the time of his death was seised in his demesne as of fee tail (to wit), to himself and the heirs males of his body begotten, of and in . . . . . . the late Monastery of Wilton, with its rights, members and appurtenances, in the County of Wilts aforesaid. And of and in the lordships and manors of Wilton, Alvedeston [etc.] . . . . . . in the said County of Wiltes. * * * And the said Jurors on their oaths aforesaid say that the said Henry, Earl of Pembroke, at the time of his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of and in the Manor of Barford Saint Martin, with the appurtenances, in the said County of Wilts; And of and in the manors of Radure and Llantrissen, and their appurtenances, in the County of Glamorgan; And of and in the rectory of Uske, with the appurtenances, in the County of Monmouth [struck out.] And of and in a certain tenement called Cringell, with the appurtenances; and in divers lands and tenements, with the appurtenances, in Llantrissen in the County of Glamorgan, lately purchased from Thomas Herbert, clerk * * And moreover the Jurors aforesaid upon their aforesaid oaths further say that the aforesaid Henry, Earl of Pembroke, long before his death, was seised in his demesne as of fee of and in [inter alia] the Borough, Town and Castle of Cardiffe, with all their rights, members and appurtenances, in the said County of Glamorgan; And of and in all those rents and services called the "Castle Warde," or "Warde silver," of the said Castle of Cardiffe, in the said County of Glamorgan; And of and in certain lands and tenements of pasture called the Hammes [outside the walls?] of the town of Cardiff aforesaid, in the County of Glamorgan; And of and in the manors or lordships of Licqueth, Ruthyn, Rathe, otherwise Roothe, Newton Notasshe, otherwise Notage, Costineston, Myskyn, Cloone, otherwise Cloinne, Glynrothney, Pentirgh and Llanblethian, with all and singular their rights, members and appurtenances, in the said County of Glamorgan; And of and in the Borough and Town of Cowbridge, with all and singular their rights, members and appurtenances; And of and in certain lands, tenements and hereditaments, with the appurtenances called Miskyn fforeste, the Isle of Barrey, and Gryffythes Moore, with all and singular their rights, members and appurtenances, in the said County of Glamorgan; And of and in the manors or lordships of Develeys, Duffren Maughan, Pencarne, Tynterne, Troye, and Comcarvan, Monethestleyne, and Abercarne, with all their rights, members and appurtenances, in the said County of Monmouth ; And of and in certain lands, tenements, rents, services and hereditaments, with the appurtenances, called Maughan fforest and Maughan Bedelry, with all and singular their rights, members and appurtenances, in the said County of Monmouth. And the said Henry, Earl of Pembroke, so of the aforesaid manors, rectories, lands, tenements and hereditaments, with the appurtenances (last mentioned) being seised, long before his death, to wit, on the first day of December in the twenty first year of the reign of our lady, Queen Elizabeth that now is, by his writing indented, under the seal of the said Henry, Earl of Pembroke, sealed, and to the beforementioned Jurors in evidence submitted, bearing date the same day and year, made between the before-mentioned Henry, Earl of Pembroke, of the one part, and the most noble Ambrose, then Earl of Warwick; Robert, then Earl of Leycester; and Henry Sydney, knight, of the other part, agreed and granted unto and with the beforementioned Ambrose, Earl of Warwick, Robert, Earl of Leycester, and Henry Sydney, knight, in manner and form following, the tenour of which said writing follows in these English words:—

"This Indenture made the first day of December in the xxjth "yere of the raigne of or. sou'aigne Ladie Elizabeth, by the grace of "god queene of England, ffrance and Ireland, defendor of the fayth, "&c. Betwene the Righte Honorable Henry, Earl of Pembroke, "Lord Herb't of Cardyff" [etc., recital of Settlement whereby Marie, Countess of Pembroke (daughter of Sir Henry Sydney, and then wife of the Earl of Pembroke) received for her dower and jointure inter alia:] "All that the Borough, Towne and Castle of Cardiffe, w[i]thall "their rights, members and appurten'ces, in the Cowntie of Gla"morgan; And also all those rents, duties, paym[en]ts and s'rvics. called "the Castle Ward, or Ward Sylver, of the said Castle of Cardiff, in "the said Cowntie of Glamorgan; And also all those lands, pastures "and grounds called the Hams, lyenge neere Cardiffe aforesaid, in "the Cowntie of Glamorgan; And also all those Mannors or Lord"shippes of Lyqueth, Ruthyn, Rathe, als. Rothe, Newton Notayshe, "al's. Notage, Costineston, Myskyn, Cloone, als. Cloinne, Glyn"rotheney [Pentirgh and] Llanblethyan, w[i]th all theire and euery of "their rights, members and app'tences, in the said Cowntie of "Glamorgan; And alsoe all that the Burroughe or Towne of "Cowbridge, w[i]thall its rights, members and app't'ences in the said "Cowntie of Glamorgan; And also all those Lands, tenements and "hereditaments, with their app't'nances, comonly called or known by the name of Myskyn forreste, the Isle of Barry, and Griffithes moore, "w[i]thall their and every of their rights, members and app't'ences, in "the said Cowntie of Glamorgan ; And also all those Mannors or "Lordshippes of Develes, Dyffren, Maughan, Pencarne, Tynterne, "Troy, and Comcarvon, Monethustleyn and Abercarne, with all their "rights, members and app't'ces, in the said county of Monmouth; "And alsoe all those lands, tenem'ts, rents reurc'ons, services and "hereditaments, w[i]th the appurtenances, comonly called or known by "the name or names of Maughan forest & Maughan Bedelrey, with "all their & eyther of their rights, members and app'ten'nces, in the "said Countie of Monmouth." * * And moreover the Jurors aforesaid on their oaths aforesaid lastly say that the said Henry, Earl of Pembroke . . . . . . was moreover seised in his demesne as of fee of and in [inter alia] the Manors of Radure and Llantrissen, and the Boroughs of Llantrissen and Llantwitt, with the appurtenances, in the said County of Glamorgan ; And of the Manor of Usk, with the appurtenances, in the said County of Monmouth; And also of and in the Manors of Saint George's, Saint Nicholas', Mychelston, Walterston, Bovyarton, Wenvoe and Lammaes Malefante, with all their rights, members and appurtenances, in the aforesaid County of Glamorgan ; And of and in the manors and forests of Sengheneth supra, Sengheneth foreste, Sengheneth subtus, with all their rights, members and appurtenances, in the aforesaid County of Glamorgan ; And of and in the Manor of Lammaes Bedforde, with the appurtenances, in the said County of Glamorgan; And of and in the forest of Tallavan . . . . . . and the Manor of Avon Wallensium and Tyrealth, with all their rights, members and appurtenances, in the said County of Glamorgan ; And of and in the Castle and Manor of Kinfeg . . . . . . and the Castle of Karfilly . . . . . . and in the Manor of Rudrey, with the appurtenances, in the said County of Glamorgan ; And of and in certain lands and tenements situate and being in the same County of Glamorgan, which were formerly escheated lands; And of and in the Manor of Kayry; And of and in the Borough of Neath, . . . . . . Neath Ultra, and Killibebilth and Britton; And of and in the Manors of Spittle and Rayley Lantwitt, with all their rights, members and appurtenances, in the said County of Glamorgan; And of and in the site of the Friars, by Cardiff, with all its rights, members and appurtenances, in the said County of Glamorgan; And also of and in the lordships, towns and manors of Wentllouge, Stowe, Newporte, Coggan, Malpas and Mendelgiff, with all their rights, members and appurtenances in the said County of Monmouth; And of and in the Castle of Uske, with the appurtenances; And of and in the lordship of Uske . . . . the Borough of Uske . . . the Borough and Manor of Trilleg . . . . . . the Castle, Town and Manor of Carlyon, Carlion Bedelry, Newgrange and Llantrissan. . . . . . . And of and in certain lands and tenements, with the appurtenances, situate, lying and being in the towns, fields and hamlets of Uske aforesaid, lately purchased from Edward Harrys, gentleman; And of and in . . . . . . and tenements, with the appurtenances, in Llantrissen and Llangeby, called Stones, otherwise Tregose, in the said County of Monmouth. [Recital of the Will of the late Earl, as touching, inter alia:] "The "Mannors of St Georgs, St Nicholas, St Mychells al's Mychelston, "Walterston, Bovyarton, Wanvoe, Llanvayes, The . . . . . . "the mannor of Seng'th al's St Heneth, the foreste of Sengh'te, The "mannor of Whitchurch, Seng'th subtus, Llanvayes, The foreste of "Tallavan, The mannor of Avon, The lordshippe of Tyralth, The "mannor and Castle of Kinfegg, The Castle of Kaerfilly, The mannor "of Rudrey, certeyne escheated lands, The mannor of Kayrie, the "burroughe . . . . . . Neath Citra, Neath Ultra, Certeyne "lands and tenemts in Britten, The mannor of Spittle, Royley "Llantwite al's Llantwitt, The scite of the fryers neere the Castle of "Cardiffe in the Cowntie of Glamorgan, The mannor of Wentlugge, "Stowe, the burrough or Towne of Newporte, The mannor of Cogan,

"The mannor and coll' of Malpas and Mendlegiffe. . . . . . . The mannor & lordshippe of Uske, The mannor or burrough of Uske, The burrough of Trellick, The mannor of Newgrange, Llantrissen, Certeyne lands called Stones al's Greygs, in the cowntie of Monmouth, w[i]th the reverc'on & reverc'ons [&c.] . . . . . Ruthin, Roth, Cowbridge, Newton Notashe, Costmeston, Lyqueth, The Castle, towne and burrough of Cardiffe, The Castle ward w[i]th forreyne receipts, The Lordshippe of Myskyn, the foreste of Myskyn, Clunne, Glynrothney, Pentergh, The burrough of Llantrissan, The island of Barry, Llanblevyan al's Llanblethian, Certen lands called the hams neere Cardiffe, in the Cowntie of Glamorgan, Develes, Diffryn, Maughan Bedell', the foreste of Maughan, The mannors of Pencarne, Abercarne, Manythustlyn, Tynterne, Troy, Comcarvan, in the Cowntie of Monmouth, and of all other the mannors mesuags., lands, tenemts and hereditamts w[hi]ch the said righte honorable Ladie Marie, Countesse of Pembroke, my wief, nowe holdeth for terme of her lief, I will and bequeath the same . . . to my executors before named . . . . . for and untill such tyme as the said Will'm, Lord Herberte, my sonne and heyre apparaunte, shall accomplishe and be of the age of one & twentie yeres, yf he shall soe longe lyve; And yf not, then until the nexte heyre of my body begotten shall accomplishe and be of thage of one and twentie yeres."

[Limitations in tail mail to the following issue, in succession:— William, Lord Herbert, Testator's son and heir apparent; and the heirs males of his body lawfully begotten.

Philip Herbert, Testator's son; and the heirs males of his body lawfully begotten.

The heirs males of Testator's body begotten.

The heirs of the body of the said William, Lord Herbert, lawfully begotten.

The heirs of the body of the said Philip Herbert lawfully begotten.

The heirs of Testator's body lawfully begotten.

The heirs males of the body of Sir Edward Herbert, knight, Testator's brother deceased, lawfully begotten.

The heirs of the body of the said Sir Edward Herbert, knight, lawfully begotten.

Testator's right heirs for ever.

Recital of the death of the said Henry, late Earl of Pembroke, 19 January anno 43 Elizabethae, at Wilton aforesaid; his Countess' seisin by way of jointure; entry of William, then Earl of Pembroke, into the remaining property under the said Will, and his seisin "in his demesne as of fee tail according to the form of the legacy aforesaid."] And moreover the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath further say that the said William, now Earl of Pembroke, on the day of the death of the said Henry, late Earl of Pembroke, his father, was and yet is son and heir of the body of the aforesaid Henry, late Earl of Pembroke, in the Commission aforesaid named, lawfully begotten, and son and next heir of the said Henry, Earl of Pembroke; and on the day of the death of the said Henry, Earl of Pembroke, his father, was of the age of twenty years, nine months and twelve days * * And that the aforesaid Borough, Town and Castle of Cardiff, with the appurtenances, in the aforesaid County of Glamorgan, and the aforesaid rents and services, called "ward silver," of the aforesaid Castle of Cardiff, in the said County of Glamorgan, and the aforesaid lands called lez Hames, and the said manors and lordships of Lyqueth, Ruthyn, Roth, Newton Notashe, Costmeston, Myskyn, Clunne, Glynrothney, Pentergh, Llanblethian, the Borough of Cowbridge, and the tenements called Myskyn foreste, the isle of Barry, and Griffithes-moor, with the appurtenances, in the aforesaid County of Glamorgan, are held and, at the time of the death of the aforesaid Henry, Earl of Pembroke, were held of our said lady the Queen that now is; but by what services the aforesaid Jurors know not; and they are worth clear [&c.] 40l.. . . . . . . And that the aforesaid manors of Radure and Llantrissen, and the boroughs of Llantrissen and Llantwitt . . . . . are held . . . . . but of whom or by what services the Jurors aforesaid know not well . . . . . . And that the aforesaid manors of Spittle and Rayley Llantwitt, and the aforesaid site of the Friars by Cardiff, with all their rights, members and appurtenances, in the aforesaid County of Glamorgan, are held, and at the time of the death of the aforesaid Henry, Earl of Pembroke, were held, but of whom or by what services the aforesaid Jurors know not well, and they are worth by the year, in all their issues beyond reprises, 6l.. . . . . . . In witness whereof to one part of this Inquisition, remaining in the possession of the foreman juryman, the Commissioners aforesaid have set their seals; but to the other part of this Inquisition, remaining in the possession of the aforesaid Commissioners, as well the Commissioners aforesaid as the Jurors aforesaid have set their seals. Given on the day and year and at the place abovesaid.