Johane Babington of Cardiff, widow.
1618 July 28.
"my bodie to be buried in xr[ist]ian buriall w[i]thin St Johns church in
Cardiff w[i]th such convenient chardge of funerall as shalbe fitt for a
woman of my degree and sorte and as shall please my Executor hereafter named."
To Llandaf cathedral and St John's church 20s. each.
"Item I Geve unto the Poore w[i]thin the Almes howse in Cardif
xxs. Item I geve and bequeath unto my daughter the Ladie dame
Margarett Wief unto Sir Rowland Morgan knight my coverd greate
silver bowle guilt. Allsoe I geve and bequeath unto my said daughter
dame Margarett One blacke velvett gowne and his mantell. One
black satten gowne and his mantell. One Tuffetty Gowne and
his mantell . . . . . . . One satten petticott and One
damaske cloak. All w[hi]ch weareing app'aill did app'taine to my
owne bodie. . . . . . . Alsoe I geve my said daughter
dame Margarett One Turkye cowboord cloth w[i]th my carpett cloth of
dormynge stripped w[i]th gould Item I do geve and bequeath unto my
Sonne John Babington esquier One silver Bason and ewer Item I
geve my said sonne John Babington One Truncke w[i]th all the lynnyng
therein being w[hi]ch was his fathers and one arraise carpett w[i]th his armes
thereuppon Item I Geve unto Jane Morgan the daughter of my said
daughter Dame Margarett my best sadle and furniture in as lardge
manr as I used the same Item I give and bequeath unto the said Jane
One pair of yeolowe valence curtaines w[i]th one yeolowe rugg."
To "graundchilde Gervase Hawkines" the lease of the Skallehowse.
Residue to son Nicholas Hawkines of Cardiff, Alderman [struck
out] Esqe, Executor.
[Testatrix signed by making her mark. The seal bears a griffin
John Collins, of Cardiff, Alderman.
1619 April 13.
To Llandaf cathedral xijd.
To St John's church xijd.
To wife Anne "all that my Messuage curtilaige and garden
thereunto adioyninge and belonginge togethere w[i]th one stable and
garden lieinge at the ende of St Johns chaunsell in the said towne
of Cardiffe and com: aforesaid The said Messuage beinge the
principall dwellingehowse wherein I doe nowe inhabite w[i]th all
and sing'ler his app'tenn'ces lieinge in the said towne of Cardiff in
a streete there called Duckes streete," for her life, remainder to my
daughter Mawde Collynes.
Best suit of apparel to brother Edward Collins.
"My beste Harpe I Willinglie geve and bestowe vppon my
Vnckle Mr Mathew Prichard of Lanissen."
Gronow Bevan, of Cardiff, tanner.
1622 March 25.
Wife Johnett, son William Gronow.
To daughter Kathering Gronow "tenn hides of Clout leather
Readie tand and five horse hides."
To wife "five streeking hides and one kipp," and all my bark and
implements belonging to my tan-house.
To Sissill William and Elenor Lewis one calf between them.
[Short list of debtors attached.]
Dorothy French, of Cardiff, widow.
1629 April 8.
2s. 6d. towards the reparations of "St. Mary church" in Cardiff,
and a like sum to "St. Jones church."
To son Richard messuage or burgage where Thomas Mayo now
dwelleth, "beinge neer the high corner or the Northermost parte of
the high streate," which said messuage or burgage Richard ffrench my
late husband bought of Steeven ffrowde and Thomas Butts of Cardiff,
and now is in my own occupation.
To son Robert ffrench a leasehold house in West Streate.
[Not signed nor sealed—even by the witnesses.]
Edward Collins, of Cardiff, "cordiner."
1636 May 11.
All to daughter Sissill Collins.
Imprs. in the parlour one table boord iiij stooles two low stooles
and one chayer, one Iron backe, two Iron doggs of cast Iron one
Iron barr, Two Iron tongues, one slice a frying pan one p're of
brigons, one brandiernes two Iron hangers, for to hould the pott,
one pott hooke, one back stone, one old chest one p're of tables,
one muskett, one glaystafe, one old harpe and one bellice all to
—1li 10s. 2d
Item in the little roome next to the parlour one old liver
cobberte, iiij broches, one Iron to hang a crocke, two pott hookes,
one Iron driping pan, one Iron grediron, one Iron tasting pan, one
flesh forke, one minceing knife, & the head of an old brasse skiner
Item in the roome next to the shopp two old bedsteeds two old
couerletts, one old coffer, two planketts one old bench, one flockbed, one feather & flock boulster and a p're of old blanketts att 18s.
Item in the forestreete chamber, one standing bedsteed, one
presse cobbert, one lyvery cobbert, three turne chairs, one table
board and iiijer Joynt stooles & one smale boxe, vj old greene
cushings, two cobbert cushings one feather bed, two feather
boulsters, one feather pillowber, one old greene rugg, three flanen
collered curtaines & a paire of valence of the same, two cobbert
clothes of p'uietanes, one bench & one heath brush at 3li.
Item in the backer chamber one old standing bedsteed one
presse cobbert, one table board, one beench two Joynt stooles, one
old chayer, fiue old chests, one other old bedsteed, and an old
Trundle bed, two feather beds, three feather boulsters, two pillowbers, three flanen curteines, w[i]th frenge about that bed, one old
cobbert cloath, two old cushings, two cou'rleds, one carpett, v
blanketts, one old white rugg, one Iron back in the cheymney,
two little Iron doggs & one little Iron barr at 4li.
Item in the Gogloft, one old bedsteed made of boords, two old
table frames, one p're of horse potts, two old brasse pans for the
curriers vse to hold tallowe w[i]th other things att—3s.
Item in the next chamber to it one old table boord, two old
hogsheds, two old barrells, one old kilderkine, one tubb to salte
meate, a quarter of a thousand of latts And a quantitie of tallow
Item in the little chamber going the staires one old peke bedsteed, one old flockbed, one feather boulster one flock boulster, two
old coffers & one sword att 15s.
Item the pewter two greate flagon potts fiue smale flagon potts,
two quarte potts, one pint pott one halfe pinte pott, one Bassen &
ewer, two chamber potts, xvijen platters and pongers, two frute
dishes 3 sawsers, ix porage dishes, one pewter pott, xjen Alcome
spoones, viijt pewter spoones, iiijer pewter candlestickes, two little
smale salt sellers and two Tyning candlestickes all praysed to
Item the brasse iiijer Brasse kittles one little brasse pan, two
crockes, one skillet, one Iron crocke, one chaffing dish, one morter &
pounder And one brasse candlesticke at 1li 15s.
Sum[m]e of this side xiiijli xvjs. ijd.
Item one paire of holland sheets vijen p're of canvase sheets,
vijen smale table clothes of dowles & canvase 2 doozen of napkines
of all sortes two pillowber cases iiijer course canvase washing towells
& certaine other smale wearing clothes att—2li.
Item all his wearing apparell at 2li.
Item all the woodden vessells & woodden Implements belonging
to the howse, w[i]th the fewell wood att 5s.
Item all the heay in the stable att—1li.
Item xxiiijtie kipps, one backe of leather and fiue slitters att 6li.
Item all the shooes in the shopp being vijen doozen and two
shooes, greate & smale & one p're of blacke bootes at 2li 10s.
Item more in the shopp viijt doozen of lests two p're of boote
trees, two lead pouncers, one smale turne, one shopp hamer, & a
doozen & a halfe of woodden heeles & a whetstone att 10s.
Item the p'fitt or benefitt of one lease uppon the towne ditche
w[i]th the close worth—10s.
Item in Mrs Bassetts howse one Cheymneybacke one Irone p're
of Aundiers & an old pumpe 3s. 4d.
Item one greate bible booke & an old prayer booke att—
Sum[m]e of this side is xvli iijs. xd.
The whole sum[m]e of this Invitorie
is Just - - - xxxli 0s. 0d.
The names of the praysers
Rinald Thomas of Listleabont, in the parish of Landaffe
in the county of Glamorgan, carpenter.
1636 March 21.
To be buried in Christian burial in the parish church or churchyard of Eglwys Ilan.
To my mother a cow and a coffer.
£4, being in the hands of Morgan William, of Listleabont, and
Joan ap Rees, of Lanishan, to my sister Catherin Thomas.
To my brother Edward Thomas my working tools both small
and great, and 20s.
To brother Thomas ap Thomas my best hose and doublet.
£3 in the hands of Catherine Morgan, of Listlebont, is to go with
other moneys to pay for my funeral.
"My wastcoate and hose that is next to the best, to my brother
Morgan Thomas, together with my best shoes and stockines."
To my brother Howell Thomas my gray jerkin.
Rees David the elder, of Cardiff, cordiner.
1637 July 13.
To St John's church 10s.
"to the poor folkes of the Almeshouse" 5s.
Messuage, barn, tenements and lands arable and pasture situate
at Weddell, together with a tenement of customary lands situate
within the Lordship of Rompney, in the tenure of Lewis Howell;
also dwellinghouse and garden where I dwell, to son Rees Davies
in fee simple, with 5a. of meadow situate in Roathes-moor; and
houses within the town and liberties of Cardiff, either in fee or fee
To wife Ann the corn growing at Weddell, and the lease of lands
lying in the higher Weddell; the lands called Tucke's Lands, and the
lands at Orchard Streete.
To daughter Elizabeth Erbery my biggest silver bowl. And to
her 6 children 6 parcel silver spoons.
To daughter Gwennlean Dauies alias Jones £4 per annum.
To grandchild Philip Greene my silver tankard double gilt.
To Samuel and Margaret Williams, children of my daughter
Katheren, "two silver postill spones."
To son Rees Dauies one white silver bo[wl] and silver beaker
parcel gilt, and one silver wine-bowl.
Milch kine to wife.
1643 March 7.
"In the name of God Amen. I Ann Matthew being weak in
body yet thanks be to God of good and perfect memory, knowing
nothing to be more certain than deathe though the tyme thereof be
most uncertain, intending with God's permission to settle that little
Estate wherewith he has blessed me, lest there should be any doubt
about the same, do make my last Will in manner, following. First I
commend my Soule to Almighty God and my body to be buried in
Christian burial in the Cathedral Church of Llandaff of which I give
towards the reparation forty shillings." Then she gives to each of
her servants a measure of wheat, and makes provision for her grandchildren.
"I Nicholas Wastell of ye town of Cardiffe Alderman being
sick in bodie but of good and perfect memory thanks be to God do
make my last Will as follows. First I commend my Soule to the
hand and mercy of Almighty God and to His Blessed Son my
Saviour always trusting by His merits and passion to be found in
the number of the elect and my body to be buried as God shall
dispose and as my Executors shall see fit and decent for my degree."
The Will then proceeds with a bequest to the Churchwardens of
Saint Mary and Saint John, Cardiff, of a messuage, curtilage and
gardens in the parish of Saint Mary, "for the use of the poore of
the towne of Cardiff for ever."
William Philpot the elder, of Cardiff, mariner.
1644 February 8.
To son William one built house and one "oxe house" without
the South Gate; and one fourth share of the Speedwell bark.
To daughter Cisill, wife of John Howell, victualler, the house
wherein she liveth, with the garden and barn adjoining, outside the
2 houses in Duke Street to daughter Anne.
Brother Lewis Philpot and brother-in-law Arthur Price to be
Inventory (prices and total not entered.)
4 oxen and 6 kine
horse and mare
silver-gilt salt cellar
old copper kettle
[This Will is in good condition.]
William Herbert "of the ffryers, neere cardiffe," esquire
1645 October 7.
To Llandaff cathedral £5.
"Item I give and bequeath to the church of Cardiff One greene
velvett carpett for the com[m]union table."
"Item I doe giue and bequeath to my deare and wellbeloved
wife Anne Herbert my Mansion house called the ffryers" for life, with
remainder to William Herbert, gent., "his Mats ward, the Eldest
Sonne of willia[m] Herbert late of Swansey Esqre deceased," in tail
Leases under the chapter of Llandaff. Copies holden under the
Earl of Pembrock and Mongomery, and from and under the church of
Leaves to his wife the wardship and marriage of William Herbert,
the King's ward; but desires him to marry Blanch, daughter of
Thomas Morgan of Maghen, esq. Lands in Lordship of Rumney to
Lewis Phillpott, of Saint Mary's in Cardiff.
1645 January 5.
½ a. of land in the Towne ffielde in fee.
[He owned a bark called the Speedwell, as to which see above,
the Will of his brother William, 1644 February 8. This Will is in
Edward Thomas, of Lystalybont in the parish of John the Baptist
in Cardiffe in the county of Glamorgan, "yeaman."
1650 March 26.
Devises to members of his family a dwellinghouse, cottage and
½ acre of land; also another dwellinghouse with outbuildings,
orchard &c., and 4½ acres of land, arable, meadow and pasture.
Anne Evans alias Samford, of Cardiff, widow.
1650 May 22.
To Jenkin ffrancklen, of Cardiff, fisher 20s.
To Thomas Llewellin 20s. "w[hi]ch is now due and owing me by
dauid Thomas of Cardiff soldier."
To James Evans "one dowst bead (fn. 1) . . . . . . w[i]th my
ould petticott and wascott to his wiefe."
Item I give and bequeath unto William Richards, of Cardiff, my
late husband's best breeches.
To nephew Jenkine Evans "the stuff w[hi]ch I haue to make a
hungerling w[i]th the furniture I haue for the furnishing thereof."
"Allsoe I give my best petticott Aperne and wascott to my
Aunt in lawe Anne Evans the wief of Richard Evans of Cardiff
"To Captaine William Jones one shamy dowblett of my late
One lamb to William son of William Jones, of Cardiff, drawer.
"To Rice Morgan one paier of wosted stockins of my late
William Richards, gent., and Mrs Mary Gauler, both of Cardiff,
guardians of my daughter Margaret.
"To fflorence Nowell widdow my best demy Caster."
[The seal bears an hour-glass and the letters W.R.
Among list of debtors attached are Edward Want, Alderman,
and Thomas Williams, corporal.
Margaret Evans was to be taught the whole art of "semstry
Katherine Bawdrepp of the Splott in the county
of Glamorgan, widow.
1658 May 7.
"And for my bodie when it please the Lord soe to dispose of me
to bee buried in Christian buriall in the Parish of St Maries in the
towne of Cardiff."
Lease of the demise of William Lewis, esq., unto nephew
Anthonie Mathew, gent., of house and 34a. in the parishes of Roath
and Saint Mary's.
Bequests to Katherine, wife of William Jones, of Cardiff,
apothecary, and their daughter Katherine.
Feather bed lying in the dining-room, "w[i]th one Ares Curtaines
Residue to niece Grace Avan.
[Skerne Mathew (male) is mentioned.
The Will appears to have been prepared by Griffith Lewis.
Seal bears bees.]
Mary Bundy, of Cardiff, widow.
1663 October 13.
A room in her house is called "the Shiffleboard chamber."
Reece Davis of Cardiff, gentleman.
1666 July 21.
Farm called the Lower Weddall, in the parish of Saint John,
now in the occupation of Lewis Basset, to be sold for payment of
debts, by Colonel Phillip Johnes and Henry Morgan of Ely, as
feeoffees in trust, reserving a lease thereon for lives of wife Mary
and sons Samuel and John.
To eldest son Samuel my dwellinghouse where I now live, in
Shoomaker's Street in Cardiff, in fee.
Sons Tymothy and Esra. Daughters Dorkas, Hanna and
Hester. Newbuilt tan-house in Crockertowne, with 2 gardens
adjoining, with a house-place and garden over against it, called
the Greate House, in Crockertowne, to son Esra in fee.
To daughter Dorcas leasehold house in Shoemaker's Street,
held under Rt Hon. Philip, Earle of Pembrocke and Mungumery.
To daughter Hester a "house in St Maries in Cardiff by the
Middle Pinnom," in fee.
[Sealed in black wax, initials R.D. entwined with a knot.]
In the Parlour (int. al.) a pair of drawing-boxes. 3 windowcushions.
In the Back Chamber a small spruce chest. Eight old pictures.
In the Little Dining Room. "One old turne spitt wheele and
one old ffirme."
In the Kitchen one old cupboard. 3 doz. trenchers. Old iron
turnspit jack. 3 little turnspits.
Stable. Here were only "Two Elme plankes and a parcell of
Stable Chamber. 24 small "strikeings" & some hides.
Back Roome. One old cheese press, one "stillen" and other
Total value of goods £40 . 18. 4.
[Most of the above things are described as old.]
"Samuell Bawdrey of Blacksturton w[i]thin the p'ish of St Jones
in the Town of Cardiffe," gentleman.
1680 July 13.
To be buried in the parish church of Saint Marie's in Cardiff.
To eldest son John Bawdrey £20 and a chattel Lease of a
house in Cardiff where John Ham[m]ond formerly lived, "w[hi]ch house I
haue taken from MrJohn Mathew of Landaffe for thirty nine yeares"
or 3 lives.
To daughter Edith Bawdrey £15 besides the £25 given her by
her grandfather Robert Davis. Also the best cow and calf in my
£20 apiece to children Edith, Alice and Samuel Bawdrey.
To wife Alice Bawdrey £20 per annum for life, payable out of
my estate at Place-Turton, by my son Robert, quarterly.
£2 to my dear and loving friend Mr. ffrancis Goare, of London,
£5 to my sister Marth Good of Marshfield in the county of
Gloucester, to be applied for her benefit at the discretion of my
cousin Elizabeth Vinar and John Vinar her son.
£1 to my sister Anne Emley.
"Itt. I giue & bequeath to all ye aged ffemale Sex in the Almes
house of Cardiffe, to each of them a Mourning Goune and linnen
Hoods, upon the account that they be ready to goe to Church w[i]th my
Corps when it is to be borne to the Graue."
Wife, friends Nicholas Kemise of Cardiffe, esq., Nicholas
Green of the county of Wilts, gentleman, and Mr James Lewis, of
[Signature. Seal, a heater-shaped shield bearing 3 martlets.]
A true and p'fect Inventory of all the Goods cattles and chattles
of Samuell Bawdrey w[i]thin the p'ish of St Johns in Cardiff in the
County of Glamorgan And diocesse of Landaffe gent. late deceased
And praysed By the p'sons under named The Twentie fourth day of
November in the yeare of our Lord God 1681 vidzt.
Imprs his Wearing apparrell praysed att
|Itt. fifteene Milch Cowe and a Bull
|Itt. three working oxen
|Itt. Seaven fatt beasts
|Itt. fower beasts goeinge to 3 yeare old
|Itt. Sixe beasts goeing to two yeare old
|Itt. Nine yearling beasts
|Itt. five horses of all sorts
|Itt. Nine accres of Wheat in the barne & Reeke
|Itt. 13 accres of Barlie in the barne
|Itt. 4 accres of pease in the Barne
|Itt. 3 accres of oats in the Barne
|Itt. Sixe accres of Wheate in the Ground
|Itt. Seaven pigs and the Poultrye
|Itt. in the halle one Table bourd one presse bed And all the appurtenances belonging to the sd Roome
|Itt. in the chambers two feather beds fower flock beds w[i]th all ye appurtenances belongeing to the sd chambers
|Itt. in the kitching the brase bewter and irons in all the sd house
|Itt. in the brewhouse one furnash and all the Rest of the brewing veshalls belonging to it
|Itt. one paire of wheeles w[i]th all the Implemts belonging to husbandry
|Itt. two Silver boules and three silver Spoones praysed att
|Itt. all his Books praysed att
|The totall sum[m]e is in all-
Edward [cross mark] Deacon.
David Mathew of Llandaff.
1681 October 11.
(He married Jane, daughter of Sir Edward Stradling of Saint
After commending his soul to God and committing his body to
the earth from whence it came, to be decently buried in the buryingplace belonging to him and his ancestors in the aisle commonly called
the Court Ile within the cathedral church of Llandaff, he bequeathed to
the church 50s, and to the poor of the parish of Llandaff 40s; and
devised to his dear wife Joan Mathew his capital mansion house
wherein he then lived in Llandaff, with his barns, stables, orchards
and demesne lands, and all his water-mill situate upon or by the
river Taff, known by the name of the Taff Mill, by way of jointure;
with remainder to Colonel Thomas Stradling and Captain Thomas
James, in trust for his children.
Inventory: Wearing apparel, value £10; books, value 30s;
linen comprising 6 pairs of sheets, 7 tablecloths, 6 dozen table
napkins, 3 sideboard cloths, 4 fine tablecloths, 7 towels, 3 pillowbars,
and 2 wrought sheets. 2 feather beds, 1 pair curtains & "vallians",
1 standing bedstead, 3 feather bolsters, 7 pillows. 1 iron trunk and 1
other trunk, 1 desk, 1 cabinet and frame, and looking-glass, 1 iron
grate-back, 1 pair of andirons, steel and tongs.
[The whole personalty was valued at £62. 15. 0, but his
income was stated to be £1,200 a year.]
Ralph Lewis, late of the parish of Saint Marie's in the town
of Cardiffe, but now of Lanishen, in the county
of Glamorgan, yeoman.
1683 April 24.
Daughter Joice, 2 little coffers in the house at Cardiff.
Daughter Alice Jenkins, leasehold lands purchased of Edward
Lewis of the Van, esq.
Various moneys in the hands of Edward Deacon.
Objects mentioned in the Inventory are "Binches," a "strawing
Chaire & six little Stooles," two "Iron Slices, two Backstones," and
"one Silver spoone."
Mary Meredith, of Pengam in the parish of Roath, widow.
1694 November 23.
Remainder of Lease of Pengam to son Edmund, for payment of
late husband's debts.
Jennet Thomas, of Landough-juxta-Pennarth, widow.
1694 December 7.
To eldest son George "one horse-Cart or Butt to be used
between him & his Grandfather while they live together & afterwards to be his owne for ever."
"One feather bed with ye bedstead and all its appurtenances
between Catherine Jane & Elizabeth my three daughters Item I give
one dust bed with the bedstead and all its appurtenances between
George & John my two sons Item I give one great table standing by
ye window in my house with its frame or bench to Catherine my
daughter Item I give one Coffer and one bakeing stone to Jane my
8 cows, 3 bullocks, 3 three-year-olds, 5 other beasts two-yearold, 4 heifers one-year-old, 12 sheep, one part or share of 3 horses in
the joint possession "of Thos Reynold my father Law & me, one
moiety of all ye cheese & butter now in ye house, one half of ye
Swine now by the house, being of all sorts Seaven in number," among
James William, of Whittchurch, yeoman.
1694 January 8.
To son William "one standing Bedstead, one Table Board &
fframe that's in ye lower house."
To grandchild Jenett, daughter of son William, one ewe and
To daughter Anne "one ffeather Bed & ffeather Boulster & bed
Clothes belonging to it & fforty shillings in money & a Colt goeing
to two years old."
Maudline Morgan, of Cardiff, Spinster.
1694/5 February 4.
Sixpence apiece to a number of relatives, in token of her love.
"Unto my dear friend & neighbour Catherine Evans Spinster
one red rugg, one Blankett & one sheet."
William Herbert "of ye Whiteffryers near Carediffe," esq.
1695 June 20.
To daughter Anne Herbert £1000.
To son Edward all freeholds purchased of Jenkin David and Jenkin
Evan at Ystradyvodug. Also all my interest in a chattel Lease which
I purchased of the Archdeacon of Llandaff. Also all my interest in
one other Lease which I purchased of the Chapter of Llandaff.
To Rees Herbert £100 charged on land at Swanzey in Mortgage
to Mr. Serjeant Wyndham.
Remainder of real estate to son William in fee simple.
Cousin John Vaughan of Trouscoed in the county of Cardigan,
esq.; Thomas Lewis of Llanishen in the county of Glamorgan, esq.;
Madam Jane Herbert, my sister; George Howells of Saint Andrew's,
gent.; and Edward Herbert of Cogan, gent., executors and trustees.
John Miles, of Llandaff, batchelor.
1695 July 12.
To cousin Elinor Jones, spinster, 50s and a "Ch ffe Bed, one
paire of Blanketts and a small paire of sheets and a fflock Boulster."
To "cozen Ffriswith Basset" similar bedding and also "Curtains
and Vallience, one Cupboard, two chaires, one Table Board and
fframe, one chest."
Mr Philip Maddocks of Llandaff is to hold the Castle at the rent
of 20s per annum.
Anne Lewis, of Rumney, widow.
1695 December 25.
"To Georg Mathew of Rumney one red yearling Steer & an
iron Marmatt w'ch I paid for fifteen shillings."
To Blanch, daughter of Anne Young, the best red cow. To my
maidservant Gwenllyan Richard one black yearling heifer.
William Richards, Alderman of Cardiff.
1695 December 28.
To son Michael £700.
Residue to wife Christian and son William.
Anthony Mathew of Splott, in the parish of Roath, gentleman.
1696 July 13.
Body to be buried in "Radir Tomb" within the nave of Llandaff
Real estate to son John in fee simple.
Elizabeth Jenkins, late of Ogmore but now of Cardiff.
1696 September 14.
Bequeaths unto the poor of Monknash £10, and to the poor of
Merthyr Mawr £5, to be respectively set at interest by the churchwardens and overseers, and the interest yearly paid to the poor.
To cousin Margaret Watkins, of Cardiff, "three peices of Gold
Cousin William Thomas, Town Clerk of Cardiff, to be guardian
of Robert and Ann Gamage, infants.
Ann Edwards, of the town of Cardiffe in the county
of Glamorgan, spinster.
1696 September 19.
"My boxes & Linnen & woollen & wrought Curtains I
give to Ann Thomas that is att mr [Lewis] Cox & to Charity
Gibbon all my Brass And to mrs [Anne] Cox all my peawter &
Irons And to Eleanor Jenkins & Mary Thomas tenn Shillings Each
& to ye nurse five Shillings."
Margarett Herbert of Eglwys Ilan, relict of Edward
Herbert of Cogan, esq.
1696 October 3.
To nephew Edward Herbert of Cogan, my stock.
To niece Mary, daughter of Thomas Gamage of Bristol, deceased,
To cousin William Jones of Brecon, £4.
To executor Thomas Herbert, son of Philip Herbert of Cogan,
gent., freehold land and messuages and residue of personalty.
Thomas William, of Canton in the parish of Llandaff, yeoman.
1698 August 4.
2 houses and 4 acres of land with curtilages and gardens in fee
simple, lying in Llandaff and Canton, to son John, remainder to son
William, remainder to son Jenkin, remainder to daughter Anne.
To son John a successive Lease purchased from David
Matthews, esq., deceased; also "my two best suits of Cloaths."
To wife Elizabeth and son William the Lease purchased from
Theobald Mathews, esq., successively as their lives are therein
To four children "four feather beds a peice with their severall
appurten'ces Item I give and bequeath unto my sayd son John ten
milch sheep two two yeare old heifers two two year old steers and
two of the four best oxen."
"The corn that grows upon the ground which I hold from
Esq[ui]re Harvey" is to pay the rent.
To son John "seaven quarters of wheat growing on the lands
that I hold from Illtyd Nicholl and mr Thomas Roberts of Landaffe."
Edward Dunne, of Rumney, yeoman.
1698 October 2.
Bequeaths to the poor of Rumney half a stake of wheat and one
stake of barley.
Thomas William, of Llanishen, yeoman.
1698 November 16.
To nephew William James "one yoak of oxen of four year old."
To nephew Henry Williams "the Lease of the tieth Barne" in
the parish of Llanishen.
Felix Fox "of Kate Hays, near ye Town of Cardiffe," yeoman.
1698 November 21.
To wife Mary 2 feather beds, one of my best green rugs, one of
my best red rugs, 2 feather bolsters, one pair of holland sheets, one
pair of Dowlas sheets, half a dozen of red russia-leather chairs, 6
pewter porringers & 6 pewter platters.
Joseph Robins, of Lavernock, yeoman.
1698 February 6.
To son Richard the messuage called Sutton's Farm, now in my
possession, for the remainder of the term or lives.
To son Edward "all my right and title which I hold by vertue
of one ch'ell Lease upon ye flatt holmes with all the priviledges and
To daughter Jane Hawkins 2 heifers of 3 years old.
To son Richard "one young horse now grazeing upon ye flatt
Thomas Panniell, of Cogan, yeoman.
1698/9 February 10.
To wife Mary "three young cows best of milk and my blacker
mare. Two feather beds, one of which stands in the Hall, with all
ye cloaths, & curtains. Two of ye lesser brass crocks & one brass
pan & a brass skillet."
Thomas Treharne, of Eley in the parish of Landaffe, yeoman.
1698 March 20.
To Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Charles, of Eley, "one brass
Kettle, one Posnett, one little Table-board in ye Buttrey of my now
dwellinghouse and one Bedsteed in the same Roome."
To grandson Thomas Charles "one large Brasse Pan and one
large Brasse Kettle, one Iron Pott, one Pewter platter, one Pewter
Tankett, one Bedsteed w[i]th Curtains and Valliands in ye same manner
as it now standeth in ye Hall of my s'd house, one feather Bed and
boulster w[i]th a large Coverlidd, one paire of Blanketts, one large
Table board and frame as it now standeth in ye Hall aforesd w[i]th two
Benches thereto belonging, one great Chayer, one standing Cupboard as it now standeth in ye sd Hall, and one large Coffer."
Edward Herbert of Cogan, gentleman.
1699 August 20.
"To be buried in Christian Buriall in ye Chancell of ye Parish
Church of St Andrews."
Wife Ann. Sons Edward and Philip.
William Lewis, of Whitchurch, yeoman.
1699 February 12.
Freeholds at Whitchurch to son William, "provided he lives
and becomes obedient to his mother."
Provision for wife Elizabeth to "bind Apprentices Barbara
and Jane my daughters to the trade of a Millener at Bristoll or
Rest of leases to wife Elizabeth "as long as she continues upon
"And my will and meaning is that all my children shall live
peaceably and dutifully with their mother: And if either of my
children shall prove stubbon and refractory unto her I leave the
dispoesal of my Chattle Leases according to her discreation."
To Llandaff cathedral 5s.
Grace Lewis of the Blew House, Llanishen.
1699/700 March 7.
Lands in parishes of Llanishen, Lisvane, Whitchurch and elsewhere by myself purchased in absolute fee.
Gabriel Lewis, of Cardiff, feltmaker.
1700 August 17.
The house in Shoemaker Street "wherein I now dwelleth," to
wife Jane during widowhood.
Sons Gabriel, William and Edward, legacies.
"Tenement of Lands called Velindra in ye p'sh of Lanishen and
Mannor of Listleaboon, by me held by copy of Court Roll from and
under ye sd Mannor" for lives.
Anne Dunne, of Rumney, widow.
[No date.] Proved 1700.
To Jenett Owen "the bed & bedstead & all that belongs to it
in the other Roome, one little Table, one Churne, one posnett, one
To Catherine Dunne one brass pan. To Jane, daughter of
Thomas Dunne, one mare-colt, one iron crock. "I doe settle ye
best Cow towards my funerall Charge."