Manorial records
Cardiff Villa (1666)

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John Hobson Matthews (editor)

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1900

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68-90

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Cardiff Villa. 1666.

The Presentment or Inquisition of the Inquest of Survey for the Town of Cardiff aforesaid, being sworn and charged at a Court of Survey in the Guildhall of the said Town, ye seventh day of September Anno D'ni nostri Caroli ij, d. g. Anglie, Scot., Francie & Hib'nie Reg., octavo, annoq. D'ni 1666, before Edward Herbert Esquire and Henry Romsey gent., Commissioners of the Rt Honble Philip, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Lord of the said Town, by the oaths of:—

Jurors and Aldermen: Cradock Wells, George Price, Rice Williams, Arthur Yeoman, Richard Hawkins, Henry Hoare, Thomas Morgan, Griffith Lewis; and

Jurors: Morgan Jones, Edward Edwards, William David, Emanuel Jones, Christopher Wells, Anthony Parry, William Gaskin, William Beavan, Jonathan Greenfield.

1. Imprimis. To the first article touching the limits, bounds, circuits, extents and jurisdiction of this Borough, etc., they say that the bounds and Liberties of this Borough are these, videlicet: De loco vocato Appledore juxta Llystalybont in parte boreali, usque ad Broadstream in mari in parte australi; et de Pains Cross in parte orientali, usque ad crucem juxta Frates Predicatores in parte occidentali, as the same do appear in and by the grants and exemplifications of the said Town of Cardiff. And touching jurisdiction of Courts within this Borough and antient Corporation of Cardiff aforesaid and within the Liberties thereof, the said Jurors say that the Town Court of Cardiff there is usually holden upon Thursdays every fortnight, at the Guildhall of the said Town, before the Bailiffs of the said Town for the time being, and now called Curia Domini Regis, according to the Charter or Letters Patent of our late Sovereign Lord King James of sacred memory, sealed under the Great Seal of England, granted to the said Corporation at the request of the R't Hon'ble William, late Earl of Pembroke, then Lord of the said Town and uncle to the Lord that now is; wherein actions of divers natures, qualities or values there happening are usually heard and tried, and the jurisdiction thereof exercised by the Bailiffs of the said Town for the time being, with the assistance of their Steward for the time being, according to the form and effect of the said Letters Patent. And the Lord of the said Town that now is, at present is and his successive heirs ought to be, according to the said Letters Patent, Constables of the Castle of Cardiff, and hath, have, and their predecessors, Lords of the said Town, heretofore were used to have, the nomination of a Deputy Constable of the said Castle of Cardiff. Which said Deputy Constable so nominated as aforesaid was in times past and at present is, and for time to come ought to be, a Burgess or Freeman of this Borough; and after his admittance and being sworn a Burgess of this Borough, such Deputy Constable or Constable, when admitted Burgess as aforesaid, was, is and ought to be sworn a Justice of the Peace of the said Town during the time that he shall exercise the office of Deputy Constable of the said Castle of Cardiff, according to the said Letters Patent and during the pleasure of the Lord of the said Town for the time being, or his successors, Lords of the said Town. And that the Lord of the said Town that now is hath and is used to have the nomination and appointment of a Town Clerk for the said Town, for and during his will and pleasure. And touching other ministerials of the said Town, the Constable of the Castle for the time being or his Deputy, after election made and returned according to the said Letters Patent, ought yearly to swear the Bailiffs of the said Town and the Aldermen thereof when elected and the Sergeants at Mace for the time being, as of ancient time usually hath been accustomed. And the Bailiffs of the said Town for the time being are and ought yearly to swear the residue of the ministerial officers of the said Town, according to the ancient custom of the said Town; which Bailiffs for the time being are to minister justice in the said Town, according as by the Letters Patent and their oaths they are directed and required. And that every Burgess of the said Town ought to do suit of Court, as of ancient time hath been used. And the perquisites of the same Court are usually accounted for at every audit to the Lord, at Michaelmas yearly, by the Bailiffs for the time being. And that there ought to be four Courts of Quarter Sessions quarterly, to be held in the Guildhall of the said Town, for the preserving of his Majesty's peace within the said Town, according to the tenour of the said Letters Patent of King James aforesaid; which hath not been observed for five years until the month of May 1667; in which Court of Sessions the Constable of the Castle, the Bailiffs, Steward and Senior Alderman for the time being are or ought to be Justices; whereof the said Constable of the Castle and the Senior Bailiff for the time being are to be of the quorum. And as touching the Magistrates of the said Town and Borough for the time being, according to the General Calendar remaining on record and called at the general Sessions of the Peace holden for the said Town in the month of May in the year of our Lord God 1667, their names follow, videlicet: Herbert Evans, Esquire, Deputy Constable of the Castle of Cardiff and one of the Justices of the Peace of this Town; John Sheere, Esquire and Senior Alderman, and Thomas Morgan, Esquire, now Bailiffs of the said Town; and two other Justices of the Peace of the said Town; John Gibbs, Esquire, Steward or Seneschal of the said Town.

2. To the second article, the said Jurors do say that, as touching the privileges and liberties of this Town Corporate and the Lord of this Manor and Borough: First they say they are ignorant as to the privileges and liberties of the said Manor and Borough; but for the privileges and liberties held by this Town Corporate they say that the Corporation have held and ought to hold the same in fee farm for ever, according to their Charters and ancient custom; paying therefor yearly to the Lord, at his Lordship's audit after Michaelmas, the sum of Five pounds, thirteen shillings, sevenpence halfpenny, for which the Bailiffs of the said Town for the time being do every year respectively account. And their fee is seven shillings, the Deputy Constable of the Castle four shillings, the Town Clerk three shillings and fourpence, and the Sergeants at Mace sixteen shillings; yearly to them paid or allowed by the Lord's auditor upon the said account, and of ancient times hath so been used. And that the said Corporation of the said Town are to have for ever free common of pasture, furze and turf upon the commons near the said Town, called the Great Heath and Little Heath, by the grants and Charters aforesaid; being yearly unto two years last past presented by the Grand Juries of the said Town accordingly. And that the adjacent parishes of Roath, Llanishen, Whitchurch and other parishes do daily intrude on the said liberty and common of pasture, for many years past, to the great wrong and detriment of the said Corporation.

3. To the third article the said Jurors do present and say that there ought to be usually kept for and within the said Town three Fairs every year, videlicet, upon the feast day of Saint Peter the Apostle; the eighth day of September, called Our Lady's Fair; and St. Andrew's Fair, being upon the last day of November. And also that there are kept weekly within the said Town two Markets, videlicet, upon every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year; and that the tolls, pitching and profit are due to the Town for the fee farm before presented to the Lord. And they say that David Mathew, Esquire, taketh up the toll and pitching of cattle in Fair time sold between the bridges.

4. To the fourth article the said Jurors do present and say that in the Town of Cardiff there be divers freeholders of houses and lands, some holding in fee simple socage and some in fee farm and to them and their heirs for ever. And for and touching such burgages and half burgages and cottages which pay free rent or burgage rent within the said Town, the same are specified and contained, as near as this Jury could learn or find, in a rental or schedule thereof hereunto annexed, according to the said Jury's evidence; being payable at Michaelmas yearly, after the rate of 12d. the burgage, 6d. the half burgage, and 3d. the cottage, as appears by the said rental and according to a former Presentment; and are now or late were in the several tenures or occupations of the persons named in the said rental or schedule hereunto annexed, as this Jury have heard and been informed.

Cardiff Villa. Rentale liberorum reddituum diversorum Burgagiorum, dimidiorum Burgagiorum, et Cottagiorum seu Curtilagiorum, in villa predicta et libertatibus eiusdem, patet in quibusdam schedulis ut sequitur.

De libero redditu diversorum Burgagiorum, dimidiorum Burgagiorum, et Cottagiorum seu Curtilagiorum in Lez East Ward ville predicte, videlicet, for half a burgage heretofore in the tenure of Rees Roberts, Alderman, deceased, and now in the tenure of Arthur Roberts, gent., or his undertenants, 6d.

½ a burg. heretofore in the tenure of Margaret Watkins, widow, now in the tenure of Jane Jones, widow, 6d.

½ a burg. heretofore in the tenure of the said Margaret Watkins, widow, now in the tenure of the said Jane Jones or her undertenants, 6d.

One cottage, heretofore in the tenure of Morgan Williams, Alderman, deceased, and now of Miles Jones, or his undertenants, 3d.

¾ of a burg. heretofore in the ten. of William Herbert, Esqe, deceased; and now of James Herbert Esqe, or Rice William, his undertenant, 9d.

One cott. ten. heretofore in the tenure of Arthur Mayo, Alderman; now of Thomas William, mercer, 3d.

One cott. heretofore in the ten. of William Archer, now of William Miles, feltmaker, 3d.

One cott. heretofore in the tenure of Christopher Gawler, now of George Price, Alderman, 3d.

½ a burg. late in the ten. of Richard Joyclere, now in the ten. of Richard Price, cutler, 6d.

1 burg. heretofore in the ten. of Mary Price, widow, and now in the ten. of Arthur Price, 1s.

1 house now in the ten. of Samuel Jones, cutler; but at what burgage rent we have no evidence at all.

1 burg. heretofore in the ten. of Robert Bundy, now of Edward Landick 12d.

1 house now in the ten. of Edward Edwards or his under tenants, but at what Burgage rent we have no evidence at all.

½ a burgage late in the tenure of George Evans, now of John Llewellyn, currier, 6d.

1 house now in the ten. of Johan Yeoman, widow, but at what Burgage rent etc.

½ burg. late in the ten. of Arthur Samuel, now of John Thomas 6d.

1 burg. late in the ten. of Rice Davies, now of Llewellyn Jenkin 12d.

1 burg. late in the ten. of Nicholas Gawler, now of Janet Cole, widow, 12d.

½ burg. now in ten. John Creed 6d.

¾ burg., being lately 2 houses but now converted into one, now in ten. of Edmond William, smith, 9d.

½ burg. late in the ten. of Thomas Meredith, now of Ann Vynor 6d.

1 cottage late in the ten. of John ab John, now in ten. of Philip Jenkin, taylor, 3d.

1 cottage late in the tenure of Walter Vyner, deceased, and now of James Herbert, esquire, or his undertenant Robert Badger 3d.

1 burg. now in the ten. of Mr. ffroud or John Preston, his undertenant, 12d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Robert Hedges or of Jane Lewis, widow, his undertenant, 6d.

½ burg. late in the ten. of Morgan Harvy, now of Florence Harvy 6d.

2 curtilages now in the tenure of John Gawler, or his undertenant Nicholas Gawler at 12d.

1 burgage now in the ten. of William Mustle at 12d.

1 cott. now in the ten. of Henry Meredith or his undertenants 3d.

½ burg. now vacant, late in the ten. of Wm. Beavan, 6d.

½ burg. now in the ten. of Mrs. Elliner Lewis, widow, 6d.

¾ burg. now in the ten. of Mary Williams, Walter Strickland, Esqe, landlord, 9d.

1 burg. now in the ten. of David Morgan, weaver, 6d.

1 burg. decayed, now in the ten. of Margt. Price, wid., 6d.

½ burg. now in the ten. of Dorothy Archer, widow, 6d.

2 parts of a burgage, now in the tenure of Wm. Archer, 8d.

½ burg. late in the tenure of Richard Walters 6d.

East Ward in Crockerton.

½ burgage late in the ten. of William Toby 6d.

½ burg. now in the ten. of John Morgan or his undertenant 6d.

1 cott. now in the ten. of Daniel Hickman 3d.

3 half burg. late in the tenure of Rice Davies or his tenant Rowland Thomas; now in the tenure of Cradock Wells, Aldn, or his tent the aforesaid R. Thomas.—

½ burg. late in the ten. of the said Rice David or his tenant Mary Morgan, widow; now in the tenure of John Mayo or his tenant the aforesaid Mary Morgan, 6d.

½ bur. in the ten. of James Herbert, Esqe, now or late in the tenure of Anthony Durniford, 6d.

½ burg. now in the tenure of Alice Gaskin or her undertenant 6d.

½ burg. now in the tenure of Rowland Thomas aforesaid, late in the house of the said Rice David, where the Great House stood, 6d.

½ burg. late Henry Lewis or tenant 6d.

3 half burgages now in ten. of Jas Herbert, Esqe, or his u.t. 1s. 6d.

½ burg. and one cottage, now in the ten. of Dorothy Lloyd, widow, 9d.

3 cottages now in the ten. of Samuel Sicklemore or his undertenants 9d.

1 burgage in the ten. of Jane Roberts 12d.

1 cott. and garden late in the ten. of David Clyn, since in ten. of Rice David, ut dicitur, and now in the ten. of Thomas Mayo or his under tenant Thomas Yeoman, 3d.

1 messuage heretofore in the tenure of John Howel, ut dicitur, and since in the ten. of Rice Davies, and now in the ten. of Thomas Mayo or his under tenant Thomas Yeoman, but at what Burgage rent we have no evidence at all.

½ a burg. now in the tenure of Thomas George 6d.

1 tenement now in the tenure of Thomas Pastrick, but at what Burg. rent we have no evidence at all.

½ a burg. late in the tenure of Henry Lewis or his tenant Anthony Durniford 6d.

1 burg. late in the ten. of Henry Lewis and now in the tenure of John Moore, his tenant, 12d.

1 Burg. now in the ten. of Arthur Roberts or his tenant William Gibbs 12d.

1 burg. now in the Ten. of Edward Stradling, Esqe, or his tenant 12d.

1 burg. now in the Ten. of Arthur Roberts or his U.T. 12d.

1 burg. now in the Ten. of John Roberts or his U.T. xijd.

Within Crockerton to St. John's Church.

1 burgage now in the ten. of Gabriel Lewis, Esq., or his u.t. 12d.

1 burgage now in the ten. of John James or his u.t. 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Richard Waters or his u.t. 12d.

½ a bur. now in the ten. of Morgan Jones or his u.t. 6d.

½ a bur. now in the ten. of Catherine David, widow, 6d.

½ a bur. now in the ten. of James ffoord 6d.

½ a bur. now in the ten. of Mauld Evans or her u.t. 6d.

2 half bur. and 1 tenement now in the ten. of Edward Stradling, Esq., or his u.t. Jenkin Evans 20d.

½ bur. and a cottage now in the ten. of Jane Howell, widow, 9d.

½ bur. in the ten. of Margaret Gibbon, widow, or her u.t. 6d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of John Osborne 12d.

1 cottage now in the ten. of Sir Thomas Lewis, kt, 3d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of George Lewis, gent., 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Edward Oster 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Jane Howell, widow, 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Morgan Evan 6d.

Behind St. John's Church.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Leonard Williams 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Henry Morgan or his u.t. 12d.

2 half burg. in the Ten. of Mrs. Oldisworth.—

1 bur. now in the ten. of the widow Hengott or Mary Hart, her Tenant, 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Mauld Evans, widow, 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Anne Lewis, widow, or her u.t. 12d.

2 burs. now in the ten. of Margaret Gibbon, widow, or her u.t. 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Johan Yeoman, widow, 12d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Cradock Wells, aldn, 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of John Sheere, aldn, or his u.t. 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Edward Sweet or his u.t. 12d.

½ bur. in the ten. of George Roberts 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Rice Williams or his u.t. 6d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of John Creede 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of John Greene 12d.

1 bur. and a half now in the ten. of Theodoret Price, clerk, 18d.

I bur. late in the ten. of Edward Edwards, now in the ten. of Nicholas Kidner 12d.

I bur. late in the ten. of William Mustle, now in the ten. of the said Nicholas Kidner 12d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of John Sheere, aldn, 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of William Jervice 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Mrs. James Morgan, widow, 6d.

I bur. now in the ten. of Griffith Lewis 12d.

2 cottages now in the ten. of John James or his u.t. 6d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of David Morgan, weaver, 12d.

East Ward, Middle Row from Crockerton Gate to Worton Street.

½ bur. in ten. of Thomas Jones, feltmaker, 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Thos Jones, feltmaker, or his u.t. 6d.

½ bur. quite decayed, now in ten. of Margaret Price, widow, 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Kunigunda Williams, widow, or her Ten. 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Morgan Jones or his u.t. 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of John Morgan, weaver, 6d.

1 cott. now in ten. of Arthur— or his ten. 3d.

1 cott. now in ten. of John Gawler or his ten. 3d.

1 bur. in the ten. of William Archer or his Ten. 12d.

4 cottages now in the ten. of Sir Thomas Lewis or his u.t. Jenkin Evans 12d.

3 cottages now in ten. of the said Sir Thomas Lewis, knight, or his ten. John James 9d.

From St. John's Church to Shoemakers' Street End.

1 cott. now in the ten. of Thomas Watkin 3d.

2 burs. and a half now in the ten. of Sir Charles Kemeys, knight, 2/9d.

1 cottage now in the ten. of George Evans 3d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Margaret Gibbon, widow, or her ten. 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Roger Sheere 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of James Jones 6d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Samuel David 12d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Arthur Yeoman 6d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Maud Evans 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Mrs. Arthur Roberts 12d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Thomas Golding or his u.t. 6d.

1 house called Shoemakers' Hall, at what Burgage rent we have no evidence at all.

½ bur. in the ten. of George Lewis, feltmaker, 6d.

Orchard Street.

2 bur. in the ten. of John James 2s.

1 bur. now in the ten. of John Llewellyn, currier, 12d.

7½ bur. in the ten. of John Cradock 7/6d.

High Street Ward.

Liber redd. divers. burgag. dimid. burgag. cottag. seu curtilag. in le High Street Ward, videlicet:

1 bur. now in the ten. of Homfray Vaughan 12d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Edward Sweet or his u.t. 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Cradock Wells, aldn, or his u.t. William Vyner 6d.

1 bur. now in the ten of Samuel Sicklemore 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Catherine Jones, widow, or Wm. Jones her tenant 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Christopher Wells 12d.

1 mansion house in the tenure of several tenants to Mr. Arthur Roberts, but at what burgage rent we have no evidence at all.

½ bur. in the ten. of Henry Hoare 6d.

1 bur. in the ten. of Lewis Jones junr. 12d.

½ bur. in the ten. of Samuel Sicklemore or his u.t. 6d.

1 bur. in the ten. of Benjamin Brown, late Thomas Williams 12d.

1 bur. in the ten. of John Green 12d.

1 bur. in the ten. of Thos. Richard or Richard Hurd, his tenant, 12d.

½ bur. in the ten. of Ellinore Want 6d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Annie Atkins, wid., 12d.

½ bur. in the ten. of Phillip Coward 6d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Jonathan Greenfield or his u.t. 12d.

½ Bur. in the ten. of Griffith Lewis 6d.

2 half bur. in the ten. of Richd. Waters or his ten. 12d.

1 half bur. in the ten. of Edward Lewis Vane, Esq., 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Jonathan Greenfield 6d.

What burgage rent ought to be due and payable for one or any of the houses in Worton Street, behind St. John's Church, we are ignorant for want of evidence.

½ bur. now in the ten. of John Norman 6d.

2 half bur. now in the ten. of John Sheere, Esq., 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of William Murton 12d.

1½ bur. now in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or Thomas Morgan, his tenant, 1s. 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Catherine Jones, widow, or her tenant Alexander Purcell 6d.

1 bur. let for the Swan Tavern, now in the tenure of the said Catherine Jones, widow, 12d.

½ a burg. now in the—

Part of High Street Ward.

1 bur. and a half, and 1 cottage in Homanby, now in the tenure of Mrs. Catherine Mathew, widow, 21d.

½ a bur. now in ten. of Lewis Jones senior 6d.

½ b. in t. of Margaret Jones, wid., or Toby Hodge her t. 6d.

½ b. in t. of John Sheere, Esq., 6d.

1 bur. now in ten. of Thomas Richards 12d.

½ bur. now in ten. of Edward Sweet 6d.

West Ward.

De Liber. redd. divers. burgag. dimid. burgag. Cottag. seu Curtilag. in le West Ward pr'd. videlicet: half a Burgage now in the tenure of Thomas Elliott 6d.

½ a burgage now in the tenure of Margaret Watkin 6d.

One burgage now in the tenure of Henry Draper, called the Angel Tavern, 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Lodwick Lloyd or his u.t. 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., 12d.

1 bur. now in the tenure of Wm. David Baker 12d.

1 bur. now in the tenure of John French or James Whitney, gent., 12d.

1 bur. now in the ten. of Rice Williams, Aldn, 12d.

1 cottage now in the ten. of John Jenkins or his u.t. 3d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or his u.t. 6d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Ambrose Evans 6d.

3 cottages now in the ten. of Phillip Green or his u.t. 9d.

½ bur. now in the ten. of Dorothy Lloyd or her u.t. 6d.

1 house built on the Town Land, now in the tenure of Nicholas Kidner or his tenant Thomas Jones, but at what burgage rent we are ignorant for want of evidence.

½ bur. being now the dwelling house of the said Nicholas Kidner 6d.

1 bur. and cottages now in Ten. of Edward Henson 18d.

2 bur. now in the tenure of Walter Strickland, Esqe, (fn. 1) 12d.

1 cottage now in ten. of Thomas Valentine 3d.

½ bur. in ten. of John Steedman 6d.

1 bur. — in ten. of John Mayo 18d.

½ bur., late John Green, now in ten. of Kunigunda Williams 6d.

"John Steedman ought to be named before Nicholas Kidner."

[Original note.]

West Ward.

½ bur. now in ten. of said Kunigund Williams 6d.

½ bur. late Rice Roberts, now Edmund Thomas, Esq., 6d.

2½ bur. late in ten. of said Walter Strickland or Edmund Thomas 2s. 6d.

1 bur. now in ten of Arthur Meyrick 12d.

½ bur. now in ten. of Cradock Nowell 6d.

1½ bur. now in ten. of David Matthew, Esq., or his ten. 18d.

½ bur. now in ten. of John Jones Tanner or his ten. 6d.

1 bur. now in ten. of Edmund Thomas, Esq., or his ten. John Jenkins 12d.

Without the West Gate.

1 bur. now in ten. of Richard Hawkins, Alderman, 12d.

1 house now in ten. of Lewis Price, but at what burgage rent we have no evidence at all.

2 half bur. now in ten. of Edward Edwards 12d.

Within the West Gate.

½ bur. in ten. of Cradock Nowell or his ten. 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Catherine Bowen alias Williams 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Rice Williams, mercer, 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Mrs. Oldisworth or her under tenant 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of James Jones 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Thomas Harry, smith, 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of John Roberts 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Mrs. Thomas of Wenvoe 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Dorothy Lloyd or George Pritchard, her ten. 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Edmund Thomas, Esq., or his ten. Edward Jenkin 6d.

½ bur. late of Richard Taylor, now Henry Draper 6d.

1½ bur. in ten. of James Herbert, Esq., or tenant 1s. 6d.

1 cottage in ten. of Griffith Jones, smith, 3d.

½ bur. in ten. of Edmund Thomas, Esq., 6d.

½ bur. & cott. in ten. of Lewis Cox, Aldn, 6d.

1 cott. in ten. of Cradock Nowell, or Rice Jones, his ten. 3d.

1 house in ten. of Rice Williams, Aldn, or his tenant William Wrenne, but at what Burgage rent we have no evidence.

1 cot. now in ten. of John Green, upholsterer, 3d.

South Ward.

De Libero redditu diversorum burgagiorum dimid. burgag. cottagiorum seu curtilag. in le South Ward, videlicet, pro dim. Burgag. in tenura David Gerrard 6d.

½ burgage in tenure of Judith Evans alias Tappet, widow, 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Nicholas Kidner or his ten. Miles Mathew, Esq.—

½ bur. in ten. of Margaret Lambert, widow, 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Sir Wm. Bassett, Knt., or his undertenant 12d.

1 cottage in ten. of Eibery Hengott or his tenant Richard Cornish 3d.

½ bur. in ten. of Morgan Jones or his ten. 6d.

2 houses in ten. of Lodwick Lloyd & Dorothy Lloyd, widow, at what burgage rent we have no evidence.

½ bur. in ten. of Mrs. Eleanor Lewis, widow, or her ten. William David taylor 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or his ten. Wm. Beavan 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of John Gawler or his u.t. 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Margaret Jones, widow, or her u.t. 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Thomas Jones, mariner, or his ten. 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Ambrose Evans or Sir Byneham Throckmorton, his landlord, 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Mary Chapman, widow, 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of John Benbrick or his u.t. 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Herbert Evans, Esq., 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of John ffennell 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of James Herbert, Esq., or his ten. Thomas Richards 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Richard Waters or his u.t. 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Margaret Kewe 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Henry Murton 6d.

2 cottages in ten. of Thomas James 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of John Harry 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Margaret Kewe 6d.

1 cottage in ten. of John Baker 3d.

½ bur. in ten. of Thomas James 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Mrs. Oldisworth, widow, or her ten. 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Morgan David, sawyer, 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Mrs. Oldisworth or her ten. 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Sir Charles Kemeys, Kt.,—

1 bur. in ten. of Nicholas Brewer or his ten. 12d.

2 half bur. in ten. of Thomas Mathew or his undertenants William Green and Wm. Lewis, taylor, 12d.

2 half bur. in ten. of Widow Cooke or her u.t. 12d.

1 bur in ten. of John Fox 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Henry Murton 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Gabriel Lewis, Esq., or his ten. 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Jenkin Evan, carrier, 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Edward Want 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or his ten. Griffith Lewis 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Mrs. Oldisworth or her ten. Ralph Lewis 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Sir Charles Kemeys, Kt, 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Jane Howell 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Edward ffroud or his u.t. Edward Lewis 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Richard Hawkins or his ten. John— 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or his t. Nicholas Kidner 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Gabriel Lewis, Esq., or his t. Nicholas Kidner 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or his tenant William Jervice 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Mrs. Oldisworth or her ten. Edward Hopkin 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of John Evans 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Sir Thomas Lewis, Knt., 12d.

In Soudrey, without the South Gate.

1 bur. in ten. of Thomas Richards 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Sir Bynham Throckmorton 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Morgan Evans 6d.

6 cottages & ½ bur. in ten. of Jane Morgan, widow, 2s.

1 bur. in ten. of John Sheere, Esqe, 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of David Howell 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Elizabeth Philpott, widow, 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Mrs. Morgan of Lanrumney or her tenant 12d.

In Soudrey, within the South Gate.

½ bur. in ten of Sir Charles Kemeys or his tenant Maud Evans 6d.

Within the South Gate.

½ a burg. now in the tenure of Margaret Kewe 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Thomas Richards 12d.

The Vicarage.

½ a burgage 6d.

1 burg. now in the tenure of Mrs. Oldisworth or her tenant Catherine Richards 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Mauld Griffith 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Thomas Jones, feltmaker, 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Nicholas Brewer 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Gabriel Lewis, Esq., or his under tenant Jenkin Evan, Brewer, 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Mrs. Oldisworth or her under tenant Widow Evans 12d.

1 bur. late in ten. of Josuah Miller but now of Mrs. Oldisworth 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of Rice Griffiths 6d.

1 bur. in ten. of Mrs. Button 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Rice Jones, gent., 12d.

1 bur. now in the tenure of Margaret Owen 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Elizabeth Evan, spinster, 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Richard Hawkins, Aldn, 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or his u.t., 12d.

1 bur. in ten. of John Preston 12d.

½ bur. in ten. of John Stanmore 6d.

3 whole burgages in ten. of Morgan Jones 3s.

3½ burgages late in ten. of John ffennell, now of Edward Lewis, Esq., 3s. 6d.

2 bur. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or his tenant John Wollvin, Aldn, 2s.

2 bur. in ten. of Evan Morgan or his u.t. 2s.

South Ward.

2 bur. now in ten. of Edward Stradling, Knt., or Mr. John Wollvin or tent. 2s.

1 bur. now in ten. of Randolph Harpur or Rowland David his tenant 12d.

1½ bur. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or his tenant Nicholas Kidner 1s. 6d.

½ bur. in ten. of Sir Charles Kemeys, Knt., or his tenant Ambrose Evans.

1 cott. in ten. of Edward Lewis, Esq., or his tenant Ellinor West 3d.

1 cott. in ten. of John Brewer 3d.

1 cott. in ten. of Mary Gwyn 3d.

Finis de Burgag: Redd:

A Schedule of the boundaries, meers and bounds, lands and yearly rents of the several tenements of the Lordship of Spittle, whose names are hereunder written.

Imprimis. James Herbert, Esq. The Capital House, commonly called the Spittle, and 5 acres of land, late in the tenure of William Bawdripp Esqe deceased, and now of James Herbert Esq. or Mr. John Wollvin, his tenant. Between the lands late of Sir Edward Lewis, Knight, deceased, on the east part, the lands late of George Lewis Esqe deceased, on the north part, the lands of the now Earl of Pembroke on the west, and the highway leading to Roath on the south part, within the Liberty of Cardiff.

James Herbert, Esqe. Item 6 acres and one Qr. of land which sometime were in the tenure of John Davies and Catherine his wife, for their lives, and are now in the tenure of the said James Herbert or the said Mr. John Wollvin, his tenant, lying within the Liberties of Cardiff between the lands late of the said George Lewis Esqe of the north part, the lands of the said Earl of the east part, the lane leading to Dobbin Pitts of the west part, and the street leading to Roath of the south part.

Mr. Wolvine, More. Three quarters of land between the lands late of George Lewis Esqe of the north, south and east parts, and the way leading to Dobbin Pitts of the west part.

Herbert Evans, Esqe. Item, 7 acres, 3 quarters, and ½ a quarter of land; 5 cottages and 5 gardens; and one old house, alias a barn, with one orchard thereto belonging; all sometime in the occupation of John Williams and George Williams; between the highway leading to Roath of the north side, the lands heretofore of Edward Kemeys and then in the hands of James ab Evan, of the south side; the lands of the said Earl, and heretofore in the occupation of Mary James, the wife of Thomas Lewis, of the east side; and the lands late of the said George Lewis, heretofore in the hands of certain of the Irishmen, of the west side.

Cradock Wells. Item, there were heretofore in the tenure of the within named John Davies and Catherine his wife one other cottage and a garden, lying without the South Gate of Cardiff, between the lands late of William Herbert Esq. and heretofore in the tenure of Robert Martin and now in the tenure of Thomas Richards, of the south part; the lands late of Edward Lewis Knt. of the east part; the lands late of Edward Kemeys Esq. of the north part, and the way there leading to West Moor of the west part; which said cottage and garden is now in the tenure of Cradock Wells, of Cardiff, Alderman.

Mr. Stradling. Item, one acre, being in the Manor of Roath, in a place there called Hilla ycha, lying of all parts to the lands late of Lamorack Stradling Esq., deceased; and one other half acre lying in the Hill-ysha, under the lands late of Robert Hopton Esq., by the right of the late Lady Jones his late wife, and near the highway leading to Roath.

Mr. William Williams. Item, 1½ acres, 2 cottages, 2 gardens thereto belonging, lying in Crockherton, between the lands of the said Earl, late in the hands of John Davies and Catherine his wife, of the west and south parts; the lands of George Lewis, in the lands heretofore of Thomas Jevan; and the lands late of John Boundy of Cardiff, Alderman, deceased. These lands, cottages and gardens were late in the occupation of Thomas Lewis and Mary his wife; afterwards demised for three lives to Walter Williams deceased, and now in the tenure of William Williams, his son, for his own life and George Williams, his son.

Lewelin Jenkin. Item, one tenement lying in Duke Street within the Gates of Cardiff and in the occupation of Lewellin Jenkin, late tenant to Rice Davies deceased; formerly demised to Rice Davies aforesaid for 99 years, if the said Rice Davies and two of his children, Samuel and Timothy Davies, do or one of them should so long live; between the Castle wall of the north part, the lands of the King of the west and east parts, and the street of the south part. Item, one other cottage within Cardiff, near the Castle gate, lying of the west side of the gate; new built of late by Roger Spencer and lately holden by Naum ffrenge and others, by a late demise, and now held by Mrs. Frances Thomas of Wenvoe, widow, and by her to her grandfather as we understand.

Mrs. Mary Lewis. One of the daughters of Sir Thos Lewis Knt.

Dorothy Lloyd. Item, One other tenement lying of the north side of Crockerton Street, and a garden thereunto belonging. The lands late of Sir Wm. Herbert Knt. of the west and north parts; and the lands on the east and south parts lately Thomas Hughes, and heretofore in the occupation of James Rawleigh and were heretofore held by John Griffiths, son to Griffith ap Ievan, lately dead. And the said house and garden are now in the tenure of Dorothy Lloyd, widow, or her tenant, and do adjoin to the house and orchard late in the tenure of Samuel Sicklemore, or his assigns or tenant.

Thomas Wrart, Roath. Five acres heretofore holden by Mr. Rowland Morgan, lying within the Manor of Roath, called Bawdaline acre.

The Freehold.

The widow of Henry Lewis, the late son of the said George Lewis, and the heirs of the said Henry Lewis deceased, owe 4s. 4d. of free rent for the lands of the Dame Roberts deceased, sometimes the lands of John Jones.

The heirs of Thomas Hughes, or their mother Mary Williams, the late wife of Morgan Williams, Alderman, deceased, paid 10d. yearly for a cottage and a garden lying in Crockerton, of late in the occupation of William Figge, and now in the occupation of the widow Donneford.

Escheated.

Wm Jones, Bodysmaker. James Hopkins held one tenement in Crockerton Street, at the rent of 10d. yearly, now in the tenure of William Jones, bodysmaker; the lands of the heirs of Thomas Hughes of the east part; the lands of the said George Lewis of the south and west parts, and the highway of the north part. This land is escheated to the Lord of this Town of Cardiff, by reason James Hopkins murdered his own son, and for the fact he was convicted.

5. To the fifth article they are ignorant.

6. To the sixth article they say they do not know of any encroachment or encroachments done to the prejudice of the Lord; or any commons, wastes, or commonable grounds which are belonging to the said Manor or Borough as the Lord's right, to their knowledge; and for such commons or wastes and intrenchments as there are, the same are and were wont yearly to be enquired on the behalf of the said Town by the Grand Jury of the said Town; and such encroachments are to be corrected and reformed, according to the custom there used, by the Bailiffs of the said Town for the time being. And they say that the said Town hath received great wrong and injury by Thomas Lewis, late of Lanishen, Esquire, deceased, who in his life inclosed by estimation 60 acres of land or thereabout, scituate upon the said Great Heath, parcel of the said Town Lands; which said Thomas Lewis, in regard the said Corporation was not nor is not able to (fn. 2) for the same, in Law unjustly detained, and encroached the same for his life time from the said Town and Corporation; and since his decease his son Gabriel Lewis Esqe which holds (fn. 3) the same from the said Town, for aught they could ever understand. And by reason of this and several other encroachments and building of several cottages on the said Heaths, the said Town and Corporation will be utterly disfranchised of their priviledges and liberties, unless the Honourable Lord of the said Town that now is will kindly assist his ancient Corporation to regain their privileges, as formerly both his predecessors and himself were wont to do.

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8. In the eighth article they are ignorant.

9. To the ninth article they say that the Lord within the said Town ought to have all waifs, estrays, felons' goods, treasure trove, goods of persons outlawed and fugitive; and that the Bailiffs of the said Town for the time being ought to take notice thereof to the Lord's use. And they do not know of any such that the Lord hath not been answered for, except one parcel of clippings of English coin money, weighing two and twenty ounces or thereabouts, seized upon by William Jones and Nathaniel Wells deceased, late Bailiffs of the said Town; which clippings were late in the possession of the said William Jones. But whether it be the Lord's right, they leave to his Lordship to enquire.

10. To the tenth article they present the Castle of Cardiff, with its appurtenances within the said Castle walls, except one garden and its appurtenances now in the tenure of Henry Draper, to be the Lord's; but touching the residue of the said article they are ignorant. And for wastes and decays they present his said Lordship Castle of Cardiff to be partly demolished and out of repair, whether by the said Lord's consent or no they are ignorant. And they present one house in Shoemakers' Street, of the Lord's land, to be down to the ground in the present tenure of William Samynes' orphans. And they present the Tucking Mill, in the [tenure of] Herbert Evans or his assigns, to be in much decay. And they present one stable and garden, now in the tenure of James Jones, to be in much decay. All of which are the Lord's lands.

11. To the eleventh article they present the river of Severn to be navigable into the river of Taff to the slip or quay called the Blunts Gate of the said Town. But touching prisage of wine or for any other goods imported or exported, or which is or ought to be due to the Lord of the said Town for the same, they refer themselves to the Charter of the said Town granted as aforesaid by King James; but they say that there is an ancient duty due to the Lord, called the Castle Bushell, upon all corn and salt of foreigners that wend to the said Town; and that there ought to be always in the said Castle of Cardiff kept a Castle Bushell for that purpose, which hath been wanting these many years. And as to the right of the nomination of officers they are ignorant.

12. To the twelfth article they say that the Shoemakers and Glovers of the said Corporation are one Company, called by the name of the Cordwainers' and Glovers' Company, by composition or Letters Patents of Queen Elizabeth; but by what grant from the Lord they are ignorant. And as touching the accustomed dues, rights, priviledges, immunities and franchises of the aforesaid Company, and what yearly benefits do of right belong or appertain to the Lord, they refer themselves to the said composition and other grants to and of the said Company; and whether such accustomed dues are yearly paid to the Lord, they refer themselves to the Lord's accounts.

13. To the thirteenth article they present that within the Town of Cardiff the Lord hath two water grist Mills, under one roof, called the Town Mills, otherwise called the Lord's Mills, now in the tenure and occupation of William Thomas, Dean of Worcester, John Samyne and Bridget Samyne alias Gold, executors and overseers of the last Will and Testament of William Samyne deceased, to and for the use of the infants and orphans of the said William Samyne. And they also present that the Burgesses and inhabitants of the said Town do usually grind their corn there, and so do as long as they are well dealt with, and the mills able to grind; but whether they are bound so to do or no, they are ignorant for want of evidence.

14. To the fourteenth article they say that the Lord has the royalty of Fishing, extending from the Black Weir to the Black Stakes and head weir near Penarth, now in the tenure of the said Wm. Thomas, John Samyne and Bridget Samyne alias Gold, to the uses aforementioned in the precedent article; but to whom the royalties of fowling, hawking and hunting do belong or extend, they are ignorant for want of evidence.

15, 16, 17. To the three last articles they are ignorant; and as touching Court Leets they refer themselves to the Lord's Court Leets, where matters of that nature are presented.

Finis de Presentamento.

16th January 1687.

then perused and scheduled by us.
Richard Cox.
Dd. Thomas.

Roll of 4 skins, written on both sides; in fair condition, the commencement very faint.

Lent by R. W. Llewellyn, Esq., Baglan.

Footnotes

1 Walter Strickland was Cromwell's envoy to Holland. He was brother to Sir William Strickland, bart.; and second husband to a Morgan of Ruperra, néc Morgan of Pencarn.
2 Sic. The newspaper version here has the words "show any title."
3 Newspaper version: "withholds."