Survey of Llystalybont, 1563
The Survey

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John Hobson Matthews (editor)

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1901

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Manor of Llystalybont, 1653.

Listalbont Mannor.
1653.
A Surveye of the saide Manor had made and taken the one and thirtieth day of October in the yeare of Our Lord God one thousand sixe hundred fifty and three before John Herbert Esq. then and there Steward of the Manor aforesd on the corporal oathes of the gentlemen under named Jurors who being sworne on the holie Evangelists present and saie as followeth.

The Articles given in charge to
the saide Jury are as followeth.

1. First you are to present all the teanants names within this Lordshipp and what rents they are to paie for their Lands and tenements they hould and when their rents are paieable.

2. Item you are to present the names of all and everie the teanants within the said manor that hould anie lands or tenements for yeares or lives or anie other estate then of inheritance who are required to produce their coppies leases or graunts for yeares or lives and you are likewise to present the p'ticular quantitie and qualitie of the land which everie p'ticular teanant wouldeth how much of arrable meadow pasture wood furse and heath what and how much inclosed and what not.

3. Item you are likewise to present the several rents duties and services due unto the lord from everie teanant the certeintie of the estate yeat in being with the improved value of everie p'ticular teanant.

4. Likewise you are to enquire and present all such things and matters as you or anie of you of your owen knowledge know ought to bee presented in this Courte of survay for the benefitt and advantadge of the lord of the manor and the establishinge of you and everie of you in all things that are yors& by right are belonging unto you within the said manor.

In answer to which Articles the Jurie above
named uppon their corporall oathes present
and saie as followeth.

1. First to the ffirst article they answere present and saie that the names of all ye teanants within this manor at present and the nature of their tenures as app'eth unto this Jurie by Court Rowles produced before them for evidence as at their severall names in their propper place is hereafter laid downe and expressed.

2. To the second Article the sd Jurie answere present and saie that the sd severall teanants hould the same by there coppies leases and grauntes unto them made theron according to the custome of the sd manor and that ye p'ticular quantitie and qualitie thereof is as heereafter in the propper place at their severall names is by abstract taken of their coppies leases and grants manifested laied downe and specified.

3. To the third Article this Jurie answere present and saie that the severall rents duties and services due unto the lord from everie teanant and the certentie of the estate yeat in being with ye improved value is as hereafter allsoe in the propper place at their severall and p'ticular names is layd downe and heerafter expressed.

4. Lastly to the fourth Article the sd Jurie answere present and saie that ye meares and boundes of the sd manor& customes of the same for preservation of the lord of ye sd manor and there owne rights are as followeth.

The said manor of Listallybont begineth to bound and meare at Listtallyb[o]nt by a house now p'te of ye messuage and tenement of Lewis Coxe abuttinge to the ffreehould lands of Phillipp green on the South and East p'tes and a lane there leading to the tucking mill close on the north p'te and on the west p'te to the ould tucking mill pounde adjoyning to the ffreehould lands of David Mathew of Llandaff Esq' and soe along to the lorde of this manor lands now in the tenure of Phillipp Cradock till it comes to the river Taffe thence to ye mouthe or end of a brooke cominge from ye manachty and from that place leaving the sd manachty lands on the north p'te and this lord lands Southward along ye side of a headg goinge betweene ye sd manachty lands and this manor neere the place called cabarn plucka to the com[m]on called the mynydd bychan thence abutting to the sd com[m]on p'tlie by north and east along the lands of Phillipp Cradocke and lewis Coxe aforesaid till it comes to a holie bushe by ye howse now of one David John thence on the Southe p'te adjoyning to a hedge severing betweene this lords lands and the ffreehould lands late of Georg Lewis of Listallybont Esq' to ye highwaye leading to Cardiffe then along that highwaie to the lane leading to ye tuckeing mill aforesaid and soe to the said howse of ye sd Lewis Coxe first specified and recited.

And the sd Manor further meareth on the sowthe p'te to a bridge called pont Iean quint at a place called ye Cymle bach and thence alonge the lane leading to hewl y kenkoed w[hi]ch hewl y Kenkoed meareth and boundeth the sd manor all along on the Easte sid till it comes to a littell lane or leading to rhyd y billwg thence on the north p'te it meareth by a littell rivulett w'ch boundeth between the p'ishes of lanishen and Lisvan till it comes to a brooke called the nant mawr w'ch brooke meareth the sd manor Eastward till it comes to the ffreehould lands of Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esq' called rhyd y ffagle thence it goes along a hedge side severing betweene ye sd ffreehould and p'cell of this lords manor now in the tenure of on Jennett Llewelin spinster by coppie and soe p'tlie by north and p'tlie by west till it comes to the highwaie leading to Lanishen church and called pen hewl llon mairwr and soe along ye sd highwaie by north till it comes to Lanishen church and soe abouts ye house and lands now in the tenure of John Rees alehouse keepr to the highwaie again and soe along ye said highwaie to rhyd y myngoch by a place called the pentre thence along a littell rivulett by west till it comes to a brook called nant y mynydd and alonge that brooke to the Rhyd lydan and soe to the nant mawr and alonge that brooke to the lloyyn kelyn and the hewl goed and soe along to the Cymle bach and pont Iean quint aforesaid.

And the said manor moreover meareth from the upper end of the ffreehould lands of Thomas Lewis of Llanishen Esq' called caer Eley by the now coppie hould tenement of William Lewis of Lisvan clerke called William ap Evan copp' tenement on the East p'te to the brooke called nant mawr till it comes to abutt to the ffreehould of William Lewis of the Van Esq' called coed hoell& now in the tenure of John Powell p'tlie by north and soe abutting to the said lands (fn. 1) . . . . . the highwaie called yr hewl hir and soe to a close p'cell of this manor called cae tyr cloy& therefrome mearing by east and p'tlie by south to ye tenement aforesaid till it comes againe by Thomas ap Thomas Jenkins coppie hould tenement to the aforesaid hewl hir thence along ye sd hewl hir to a place called bwlch y ddwy hw . . . . . . the topp of the hill called craige Llanishen and craig Kybor northwards till it comes to ye [freehould lands of William Lewis] of Vann Esq' in the hands now of Lewis Edward of Llanishen thence . . . p'tlie . . . . . . p'tlie to the ffreehould lands of Sr Charles Kemys of Ceven mablie late Knight and baronet . . . . Probert Ellryd and on the southe p'te to ye ffreehould lands of the sd Esqr Lewis aforesaid in ye tenure . . . . . . of Lanishen and the ffreehould lands of Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqr aforesaid in the tenure . . . . . . georg and the said lands called cum caer Eley aforesaid.

The rest of the sd manor and the p'ticular members of the same lyeing distinct and apart in ye severall p'ishes of Landaff, Whitchurch St Jones in Cardiffe, Roath, Lanishen, and Lisvaen boundeth and meareth as by the p'ticular and several meares and boundes of the severall and p'ticular tenements in its propper place at ye names of the severall and p'ticular tenants thereof is hereafter manifestlie layed downe and expressed.

And it is the custome of the said manor that the Lord of the same by his Steward may call and keepe a Court leete twice everie year fifteen before or fifteen daies after the first day of may and the last daie of September yearly& a Court Barron hee maie by his Steward call and keepe from three weekes to three weekes as occassion requires for swearing and admittance of . . . . . . tenants enrowlments of coppies making presentments& trialls of actions such as in Courts of that nature doth app'teyne.

And it is the custome of the said manor that the coppie hould meshuadges there are antient coppie-houlds so demisable and demised by the verge and coppies of Court Rowle time out of minde.

And it is the custome of the said manor that all tenants there bee and are sworne tenants to doe homadge ffealtie suite of Courte and service and to paie such rents and duties as by their coppies and deeds are due and required.

And it is the custome of the said manor that the coppiehoulders there have hold use occuppie and enjoye there messuadges lands and tenements in their coppies demised unto them& their successors at the rents services and duties specified in their coppies during their naturall lives and the longest liver of them successivelie.

And it is the Custome of the said manor that the coppie houlders there and other tenants their wieffs children& next of kindred have offerr and refusall of there coppie hould and tenements before anie other agreeing for fine and rent for the same with the Lord or his officers as is reasonable and as they best cann the coppie houlders and tenants of ye sd manor beinge customarie coppie houlders and tenants as app'eth by all the coppies extant within the said manor.

And it is the custome of the said manor that the first lieff being sole and reall purchaser of anie coppie hould lands within the sd manor and having paied ffine for the same maie by surrender made in Courte before the Steward and tenants publickle alienat& sell his coppie hould w'th the lords assent to whome he pleaseth but otherwise it is in case a parent purchase three lives for his wieffe or children or a cosen for his kindred there the lives are to take place successivelie if the parent husband or cosen who was the reall purchaser by surrender doth not otherwise dispose of the same.

And it is the custome of the said manor that the second lieff after the decease of the first shall onlie have hould and enjoye his liffe on the coppie houlde lands and tenements or make surrender onlie of his owne lieff thereuppon but maie make noe surrender or comitt anie act whereby to frustrat the third lieff of his right and estate if the survivor live thereto the thyrd life or survivor being to offerr on the lands if hee live thereto.

And it is the custome of ye said manor that presentment of everie surrender bee made by ye homadge in writing on oathe and be soe recorded in the record of the saide Courte and uppon everie surrender there is due to ye lord of ye said manor a heriot according to the presentment thereof made on oath and recorded.

And it is the custome of ye said manor that tenants coppies leases and graunts bee enrowled in ye courte rowles of ye said manor that in case anie of their evidences be imbesseled burnt or lost they may repaire to ye lord or his officers for other coppies of ye same authenticke out of ye records of ye said Courte and in case such maie not bee gotten or hadd then ye memorie and knowledge of ye homadge shall preserve them their rights possession and estates.

And it is ye custome of ye said manor that noe under hand or private lease demise assignment trust mortgage nor other conveyance whatsoever can bee made by anie tenant on anie coppie hould within the sd manor but what is publicklie don in Courte before ye Steward and Tenants by surrender enrowlment or presentment on oath& of record.

And it is ye custome of ye sd manor that noe coppie is to bee enrowled in ye records or tenant to bee admitted before the homadge make presentment of such on oathe to have righte coppies& good title to ye land uppon w'ch presentment of ye homadge ye steward is to admitt& swere them tenants and to deliver them their coppies by the verge.

And it is the custome of ye sd manor that all waiffs, estraies, felons goods felons (fn. 2) of themselves, deodands, treasure trove, escheats, fines, forfietures, amerceaments,& p'quisitts of Courts within ye said manor are due& payable to ye lord of the said manor.

And it is the custome of ye said manor that there is due unto ye lord of ye sd manor on the death or alienac'on and exchange of everie ffree tenant a releeff of double the rent.

And it is ye custome of the said manor that there is due unto ye lord of the said manor fower pence avowrie from everie underte'ant that dwelleth in ye house or houses of anie coppie houlder lease houlder or other tenants of the lord of ye sd manor w'ch fower pence avourie is to bee paied wth ye michellmas rent yearlie by way of estreat after presentment thereof at the Courte leet.

And it is ye custome of the said manor that all coppie hould tenants of ye same owe suite of Courte and suite of mill unto ye Courte& mill of the lord of the said manor and all leasehoulders and other tenants as app'eth by most coppies leases and graunts whereunto for more certeintie this Jurie referr themselves.

And it is ye custome of the said manor that the lords Steward there w'th two afferrors with him maie fine and amerce offenders from three pence to thirtee nine shillings eleaven pence according to the meritt of the offences.

And it is the custome of the said manor that plea of lands touching coppie hould and actions of debt& tresspass not exceeding the sum of thirtee nine shillings and eleaven pence maie bee hard & determined in ye leet and barron Courte of the said manor& ye ffees and chardges is as followeth that is to say for warrant and distresse to the recorder of the said Courte sixe pence& to ye bailiffe fower pence for entrie of everie sixepence to the Jurie for verdict sixe pence to the Steward for everie judgment sixe pence to the bailiff on the admittance of everie tenant for houlding the booke a penny& to the recorder for recording the Juries presentment fower pence for enrowling of everie coppie a shilling of everie lease two shillings and of everie graunte sixe pence.

And it is the custome of the sd manor that there bee a pound overt made& kept there at the chardge of the lord of ye same manor and by whom hee or his steward doe appointe therunto& ye keepr of ye sd pounde is to receave and bee paied of everie tenant for cattell impounded a penny and of everie stranger fower pence.

And it is the custome of the sd manor that ye tenants there or anie one of them whensoever they desier or require ye same at the Stewards hands in the intervall [of] the sd Courts leet and Courts Barron aforementioned if there hath beene noe Court kept for ye space of three weeks before maie and shall have and purchase a courte of purpose for making of surrender enrowling of coppies admittance of tenants& such like occasions paying for the same to ye Steward sixe shillings and eight pence.

And it is the custome of ye sd manor that the bailiff [is] there elegible at ye lords or tenants choyce and if [by] the lord then the Lord shall stand to ye hazard of what money and rents the tenants have paied (fn. 3) . . . . said . . . . . but if chosen by ye tenants then the tenants shall be accountable notwithstanding they [may] have paied . . . . one Edmund Lewis gent' is now bayliff there chosen by ye tenants and ye bayliffs accustomed fee [or] allowance of . . . . . . shillings yearlie and two shillings sixe pence at the payment of everie horse or other [beast heriot] . . . . . . & ye sd bayliff once a yeare if hee soe desier and require it is to have ye assistance of such two of ye tenants as hee shall chuse& nominate w'th him if occassion be to collect and distraine for such services rents and duties as are behind and in arreare or unpaid.

And the said Jurie further present and saie that Sr Charles Kemys late Knight and Barronett William Lewis of the Van Esqre Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqre and Georg Williames of Lanishen yeoman are called as free tenants of the said manor but what lands they hould or what rents they paie or services or duties they owe unto ye lord of this manor other than what to their names heerafter is laied downe and expressed this Jurie are ignorant havinge neither prooffe nor cleare evidence for the same p'duced as yeat unto them.

The saied Jurie further present ye names of the Tenants of the said manor according to the Coute rowles produced to this Jurie in evidence and the qualitie and quantitie of their tenures and Tenements in generall and p'ticular together w'th their rents services and duties heriotts and improved value of their lands to bee [as] is heerafter at their particular and severall names imposed and layed downe and specified.

[membrane 2.]

ffree tenants.
Sr Charles Kemys of Keven mablie Knight and Barronett.
William Lewis of the Vann Esqr
Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqr
George Williames of Lanishen gent.'
Copie houlders & tenants by graunts.
Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqr
William Lewis of Lisvaen Clarcke.
Edmond Lewis of Roath gent.'
Gabriell Lewis of Lanishen gent.'
Gabriell Thomas of Whitchurch gent.'
Howell Llewellin of Rothe.
John William Harry of Lanishen.
John Robert of Cardiffe.
Joan Steephens of Newport.
Jenkin Thomas of Lanishen.
Thomas John Evan of ye same.
Jenett Thomas of the same.
Edmond David of the same.
Lewis Mathew of the same.
Johan Morgan of ye same.
Mallt Meredith of ye same.
Thomas ap Thomas Jenkin of ye same.
Tho: Gabriell now Tenant in the place of Milles Rosser
John Hart instead of Thomas Gabriell now tenant.
Rice Davies of Cardiff.
John Lloyd of the same.
John Williames of ye same
Lewis Coxe of the same.
Jenett llen: spinster of ye same.
Phillippe Cradocke of Listalyb'nt.
Edward William of the same.
Thomas Edward Lewis of Lisvaen.
John Edmond Evan of ye same.
Lewis Edward of the same.
Barbara John of the same.
Howell John Evan of ye same.
ffree tenants.
William Lewis of the Vann Esqr
Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqr

acres 120.; li. s. d. 2. 12. 8. cap. 2. o. Suite of Courte. heriot of ye best.

Sr Charles Kemys of Kevnmablie late Knight and barronett in ffee farme in the p'ishe of Lanishen and of ye manor aforesd a hundred and twentie aceres by estimc'on bee it more or lesse at ye yearlie rent of two poundes twelve shillings and eight pence two capons heriot of ye best suite of Court &c as this Jurie are informed.

acres 16. o.iiid rent. suite of (fn. 4) Relee[ff]

George Williames of Lanishen gent' houldeth in the p'ishe of Lanishen& of ye manor aforesaid in soccage tenure as this Jurie are informed a p'cell of lands called Kaye gwynnion conteyning by estimac'on sixteen acres more or lesse at the yearlie rent of three pence suite of courte and a releeff of double the rent on the death of everie tenant or exchange or alienac'on of the premisses.

Coppie houlders in Listallyb'nt in ye p'ishes of Landaffe Whitchurch St Johnes in ye town of [Cardiffe] and Roathe Listallybont (fn. 5) . . . . .

Mary Lewis, Lewis Coxe& Lewis Coxe (fn. 6) their sonn hould there by coppie of Court Rowle enrowled and bearing date the twentie daie of October one thousand sixe hundre fiftie and two one messuadge and tenement with a garden and fifteen acres of lande bee it more or lesse with apurtenances lyeing in severall inclosures for the tearme of their three lives and ye longest liver of them successivelie according to ye custome of ye sd manor at ye yearlie rent of fortie shillings two capons two daies worke carrying one crannocke of coale to Cardiff at ye lords Auditt heriott of the best and by all other services & duties due and accustomed& gave of ffine for ingresse eight pounds on p'te or p'cell of w'ch messuadge and tenement on ye north p'te to the now coppie hould of Phillipp Cradocke on the east p'te to ye com[m]on called the mynydd bychan on ye west p'te to the highwaye leading to Cardiff and on ye South p'te to ye late lands of george Lewis of Lystallybont Esqr and ye other p'cell doth meare and abutt on ye northe southe and easte p'tes thereof to ye lands of Phillipp Green and on ye West p'te to the lands of David Mathews Esqr and being improved this Jurie doth estimate the same to bee worth yearlie five pounds and offecers name subscribed to ye originall coppie.

John Herbert then
Steward of ye sd
manor.
Jo: Herbert. Jeff: Betts.
Row: Hill. Tho: Dennett.

acres 29. 0. 0. rent 5 li. 0. 0. Capons 2. 0. 0. on daies ploughing with oxen.heriot of the best. suite and services accustomed. ffine 2li. 0. 0. improvement 9li.

Phillipp Cradocke houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by coppie of courte rowle enrowled and bearing date the seaventeenth day of December One thousand sixe hundred fortie and nine one messuadge and tenement and nine and twentie acers of lands arable meadow and pasture w'th appurtenants for tearme of his lieff the lives of Cicill Cradocke his now Wieff and Katherin Cradocke his daughter and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the said manor at the annuall rent of five pounds two fatt capons one daie plowing with oxen suitte of mill heriott of the best and all other duties and services accustomed and paied of fine twentie pounds mearing and abutting on the north p'te to the com[m]on called the mynydd bychan on the south p'te to ye coppie hould nowe of Lewis Coxe aforesaid and on the east and west p'tes p'tlie to the way leading to Cardiff p'tlie to the lands of David Mathews of Llandaff Esqr and p'tlie to the River Tafe and beinge improved this Jurie estimate the same to be yearlie nine poundes.

Officers and Commissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Jo: Herbert the Steward of the said manor.
Tho: Pury. Cha: Herbert.
Harry Bew. Tho: Dennett.

acres 24. rent 1l 6. 8. daies worke 2. suits& services accustomed. with all heriot of the best. ffine 5l. 0. 0. improved rent 8l.

Jane Morgan and Edward William her husband hould there and of ye manor aforesaid by coppie of Courte Rowle enrowled and bearing dat the thyrd day of October on thousand sixe hundred and fiftie, two tenements on messuadge one barne one kill and diverse p'cell of lands arable meddow and pasture with appurtenants conteyning in the whole twentie foure acres of lands more or lesse for the tearme of lives of ye said Jane Morgan and Edward William her sd husband and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of ye sd manor at ye yearlie rent of twentie sixe shillinges& eight pence fower capons two daies worke in harvest and all suits& services accustomed w'th a heriot of the best when it happens and paid of fine five pounds and meareth on the north p'te to the Manachty lands one the Southe side to the high way leading to lystallybont mill one the east p'te to the highe way leading to Cardiff and one west p'te thereof to the coppie houlde of Phillipp Cradocke& to the river of Tafe and being improved this Jurie estimate the same to bee woorth yearly eight pounds.

Officers and Commissioneres names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Jo: Herbert then steward of the sd manor.

Tho: Pury. Tho: Dennett.

Row: Hill.

acres 60. 0. 0. rent 7s. 0. 0. 0. heriot of ye best and all other services accustomed. ffine 180l 0. 0. improvement 18li.

Gabriell Thomas houldeth in the p'ishe of Whitchurch and of ye manor aforesd by coppie of Courte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the nineteenth day of May in the sixth yeare of the raigne of the late Kinge Charles (fn. 7) . . . . deceasedone tenem't and three score acres of lands more or lesse for tearme of his lieff and the life of John Thomas his brother at ye yearlie rent of seaven shillings two capons suite of courte and mill and heriot of the best w'th all other duties and services accustomed and paied of fine by his father one hundred and foure score pounds for ingresse and meareth one the north p'te therof to the lands of William Lewis of the Vann Esqr in the tenure of Harry Morgan Rees on ye east p'te to ye com[m]on called the mynydd bychan one the southe p'te to ye lands of Thomas Lewis Esq' called the Manachty and one the West p'te to ye lands of William Lewis of ye Vann Esqr in the tenure now of John Prichard gent' and being improved this Jurie estimate the same to be woorth yearlie eighteen pounds.

Officers and Commissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Arnold Thomas gent' then steward of the said manor.

Thomas Morgan. John Bowles.

Will: Kent. Will: Thomas.

acres 20. 0. 0. rent 7l. 10. 0. capons 2. 0. 0. Heriott 2l 6s. 8d. w'th all other services and duties formerlie accustomed and dischardged and payment of all rates& contribuc'ons. noe ffine. improvement . . . . .

John William Harry houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by coppie of courte [rowle] (fn. 8) enrowled and bearing date the twentieth day of October one thousand sixe [hundred and] fiftie two one tenement and sixe acres of meadow called gwayne maylwg in Rothes moore and one other tenement conteyning fourteen acres bee it more or lesse in the P'ish of Lanishen aforesd for the tearme of the lives of ye said John Will: Ann his wife and Henry John their sonn and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the [custome of the] said manor at the yearlie rent of seaven pounds tenn shillings two [capons two pounds] sixe shillings eight pence for a heriot w'th all other duties and services due and accustomed and paying and dischardginge all rents and contribuc'ons the meade called gwayne y maylwg lyeing in Rothes moore mearing on the west p'te to ye lord of this manors lands now in the tenure of Edward Stradlinge Esqr of Rothe . . . . . the late lands of Thomas Morgan of Lanrumney Esqr one the south and north p'tes to the lands of ye lord of this manor [in the] sd moore and one the east p'te to ye ffreehould lands of Will: Lewis of the Vann Esqr . . . . . . p'tlie to ye lands of Hopton and the sd fourteen acres in Lanishen mearing on ye southe& east p'tes thereof to ye higheway leading from pont [Evan quint?] to the p'ish of Lanedarne on the west p'te to the brooke called ye nant mawre and on the north p'te to another tenement . . . . . . lord of this manors lands in ye tenure of the said John William Harry and being improved this Jurie estimat ye same to bee woorth yearlie . . . . . . [Officers] and Commissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Jo: Herbert then steward of the said manor.

Jo: Herbert [Jo: Betts.] (fn. 9)

. . . . . Thomas Dennett.

[membrane 3.]

acr. 12. 0. 0. Rent 4s. 0. 0. Capons 2. 0. 0. noe ffine. improvement 1l.

The same John William Harry houldeth there and of the manor aforesaid by lease frome Thomas Carne of Ewenny then lord of ye manor dated ye fifteenth daye of November in the three and ffortieth yeare of the reigne of Queen Elizabeth one p'cell of land pasture wood or grove comonlye called the little fforrest conteyning by estim?on twelve acres bee it more or lesse for the terme of the [life] of ye sd John William now onlie at the yearlie rent of foure shillings& two capons& meareth one the west p'te to the nant maure on the north to the coppie hould of Edmond Lewis on the east [and] south to the coppie hould of the said John William and to the nant mawr . . . . . . being improved this Jurie estimat the same to be woorth yearlie twenty shillings.

Showed at the survey
held the eight August
1626 before
Thomas Morgan. Wm Pryce.
Edmond Thomas. Jo: Bowles. John Nicholas.
intrat' in cur' Sup'vis' [die] 11° Augusti [anno regni regis] Caroli sexto coram nobis (fn. 10)
James Palmer. John Bowles.
Tho: Morgan. Will: Herbert.
Edward Thomas. Georg Sherman.

acres 16 and a halfe. Rent 5l 0. 0. fatt capn 2. 0. 0. one crannocke of Coale. one daies worke to plough.

John Robert of Cardiffe holdeth in lanishen aforesd and of ye said manor by coppie of Courte Rowle enrowled and bearinge date the seventeenth day of December on thousand sixe hundred fortie and nine one messuadge and tenem't and sixteen acres of lands arable meadw& pasture w'th one halfe acre of waste

Heriott. Suite of Courte and suite of mill. ffine 16l. improvement 8l.

called Cymley bach for the tearme of the life of the sd John Robert and the life of Jenkin Robert his brother and the longest liver of them successivelie accordinge to ye custome of the said manor at the yearlie rent of five pounds two fatt capons on crannocke of coale one dayes worke w'th oxen to plough heriott suite of courte& suite of mill w'th all other duties and services formerlie due and accustomed and Robert lle'n the father of the sd John Robert and Jenkin paied for fine for ingresse sixteen pounds w'ch tenement meareth of the north p'te to com[m]on called mynydd bychan on the south p'te to the comon called the cymle bach on east p'te to the brooke called nant maure and on the west [to the] lane called yr hewl goed and being improved this Jurie estimate the same to bee worth yearlie eight pounds.

Commissioners and officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Jo: Herbert then Steward of the said manor.

Tho: Pury. Cha: Herbert.

Harry Bere. Thomas Dennett.

acres 36. 0. 0. rent 8s. 4d. 0. capons 2. 0. 0. daies work 1. 0. 0. suite of courte and suite of mill, and heriott of the best w[i]th speciall licence to lett and sett. ffine 55l 0. 0. improvement 10li.

Edmond Lewis g'nt' houldeth there by coppie of Courte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the eight day of May the thirteenth yeare of the late Kinge Charles (fn. 11) . . . . . . deceased and in the yeare of our lord god 1637 one messuadge one orchard one garden and thirtee sixe acres of lands arable meadow and pasture with appurtenance for the tearme of his lieff and the lives of Catherin his wiffe and Thomas Lewis their sonn and the longest liver of them successivelie accordinge to the custome of the said manor at ye yearlie rent of eight shillings foure pence two capons one daye worke in harvest suite of Courte and suite of mill heriot of the best and paied of fine for ingresse fiftee five pounds and therefore hath speciall licence to lett the said messuadge for his lieff and the others thereupon to whome they please keeping the said messuadge in rep'ac'on and paying the rents and duties w'ch tenement meareth to ye coppie hould of Julian Steephens one the north p'te to the highe waie called hewl y kenkoed on the east p'te to the coppie hould of John Will: Harry one the south p'te& to ye brooke called the nant maur one the west p'te and being improved this Jurie estimat it to bee woorth yearlie tenn pounds.

Commissioners and officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Tho: Lewis Esqr then steward of the said manor.

Will: Herbert. Will: Herbert.

Tho: Mathew. Edmond Thomas.

Tho: Carne. Will: Jones.

acr 36. 0. 0. rent 16s. 2d. heriott of ye best. suite of Courte and suite of mill w[i]th all other duties& services due and accustomed. ffine 40l. improvement 8l.

Julian Steephens of Newport in the Com. of Monmouth Widdow houldeth in the said p'ishe of the manor aforesaid by coppie of Courte Rowle enrowled and bearinge date (fn. 12) . . . . of . . . . . [in] the yeare of the raigne of the late King Charles (fn. 13) . . . . decesed the thirteenth and in ye [yeare of our] lord god on thousand sixe hundred thirtee& seaven one messuadge and tenem't w'th appurtenance conteyning by estimac'on thirtee sixe acres or thereabuts of arable meadow and pasture for tearme of ye lieff of the said Julian Steephens& John ye sonn of the said Julian and John Steephens gent' late decesed att the yearlie rent of sixteene shillings two pence heriot of the best suite of courte& suite of mill and all other duties and services due& formerlie accustomed and John Steephens the father decesed paied of ffine for ingresse fortie pounds and the sd tenement meareth in the north p'te to the coppie hould of Jenkin Thomas one ye south p'te to the coppie hould of Edmond Lewis gent' one the east p'te to hewl y kenkoed and one the west p'te to the brooke called ye nant mawr and being improved the saied Jurie estimate the same to bee woorth yearly eight pounds.

Commissioners and officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Will. Herbert. Thomas Mathew.

Edmond Thomas. W. Herbert.

acres 15. 0. 0. Rent 10l. 0. 0. capons 2. 0. 0. heriott of the best. suite of courte and suite of mill with all other duties and services due of right and accustomed. ffine 15l. improvement 3li.

Jenkin Thomas of Lanishen houldeth there and of the manor aforesaid by coppie of Courte Rowle enrowled and bearinge date the eight day of May in ye thirteenth yeare of the Rainge of King Charles (fn. 14) . . . . . . . late decesed for the tearme of his life and the lives of matthew Jenkin and Ann and the longest liver of [them] successivelie accordinge to the custome of the sd manor one tenement and divers p'cells of land pasture meadow and wood with their appurtenants at the yearlie rent of tenn shillings two capons heriott of ye best suite of Courte and suite of mill and all other duties and services of right due and accustomed and paied of fine for ingresse fifteen pounds the tenement meareth one the north p'te to the coppie hould lands of Thomas Gabriell now in the tenure of one David Watkin on the southe side to the coppie hould of Julian Steephens aforesaid one the east p'te to the high waie called hewl y kenkoed and one west p'te to the brooke called nant maur the w'ch tenement being improved this Jurie estimat the same to be worth yearlie three pounds.

Commissioners and officers names subscribed to the original coppie.

Thomas Lewis Esqr then Steward of the said Manor.

Will: Herbert. Edmond Thomas.

Tho: Mathew. Will: Herbert.

acres 16. 0. 0. rent 4l xs. capons 2. 0. 0. heriott of ye best all other workes duties& services formerlie due& accustomed of right. ffine viii li. improvement 1li xs.

Thomas Gabriell houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by coppie of court Rowle enrowled and bearing date the thirteenth daie of October in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand sixe hundred ffiftee and three one messuadge or tenement and sixteen acres of meadow arable& pasture ground with appurtenants for the tearme of ye lives of the said Thomas Gabriell, loan Edward& Gwenllyan Edward daughters of Milles Edward of Cardiff & ye longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the sd manor at the yearlie rent of fower pounds tenn shillings two capons heriott of [the] best when it shall happen& by all other workes duties and services therefore due and of right accustomed and paid of fine eight pounds and the said tenement meareth one north p'te to the coppie hould lands of Thomas Jones one the southe p'te to the coppie hould lands of Jenkin Thomas on the east p'te to hewl y kenkoed and one the west side to the nant maur and being improved this Jurie estimat the same to bee woorth about sixe pounds a yeare.

Officers and Commissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Jo: Herbert Esqr then Steward of the said manor.

Jo: Herbert. Jeff: Betts.

Row: Hill. Tho: Dennett.

acres 30. 0. 0. rent 5li 0. 0. capons 2. 0. 0. chickens 12. 0. 0. 1 daies worke with other suite of courte& suite of mill. heriott of ye best ffine 16li. improvement 1l.

Thomas John houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by coppie of courte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the eight day of May ye thirteenth yeare of ye raigne of Kinge Charles one messuadge and tenement& thirtee acres of land arable meadow wood& pasture bee it more or lesse for ye tearme of ye lives of ye sd Tho: John& Catherin John and ye longest liver of them successivelie according to ye custome of the sd manor att ye yearlie rent of five pounds two capons twelve chickens one daies worke with other suite of Courte& suite of mill and heriott of the best with all other duties & services of right due and accustomed& paied of ffine sixeteen pounds by John Evan the father of ye said Thomas John& Catherin John the w'ch tenement meareth one the north p'te to the high waie or lane called hewl hoyskyn one the south p'te to ye coppie hould tenemt of Thomas Gabriell above named one the east p'te to hewl y kenkoed and one west p'te to the nant maur w'ch tenement being improved this Jurie estimat the same to be woorth by the yeare seaven pounds.

Officers and Commissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Thomas Lewis Esq: then Steward of the manor.

Will: Herbert. Edmond Thomas.

Tho: Mathew. Will: Herbert.

Rent 1s. capons 2. fine 20s. w[i]th all suits& services of ould due and accustomed. improvement 5s.

Jennett Thomas houldeth by coppie of Courte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the [blank] day of [blank] in the yeare of our lord god on thousand sixe hundred fiftie and one one cottage and garden w'th appurtenants for the tearme of ye lives of the said Jennett Thomas llewellin John and Barbara John her sonn and daughter and ye longest liver of [them] successivelie according to the custome of the sd manor [at the] yearlie rent of twelve pence two capons and all suites and services accustomed [and] paid of ffine twentie shillings for ingresse and haveing estate one the premisses w'ch being improved this Jurie doe estimat the same [to bee] woorth yearlie five shillings.

Officers and Commissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Tho: Pury. Tho: Dennett. . . . . Row: Hill

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Edmond David Gronow of Lanishen houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by coppie of courte rowle enrowled and bearing date the yeare of the raigne of Kinge James latte of England [blank] and of Scotland the [fiftee second] (fn. 15) one p'cell of waste conteyning by estimac'on one acre bee it more or lesse called Clatt y clinog for tearme of his owne lieff now onlie liveing according to the custome of the sd manor at the yearlie rent of two shillings two capons one daies worke (fn. 16) . . . . . and all other duties and services due& accustomed . . . . . . one south p'te to the brooke called nant y mynydd one the northe [p'te to the] coppie hould lands of Thomas Lewis Esqr called . . . . . . on ye east p'te to the brooke called nant yr eglwys and one the west p'te to the lands of the sd Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esq: called y Dowllwern and being improved this Jurie estimath the same to bee woorth yearlie five shillings.

names subscribed to the originall coppie.

John Carne then lord of the said manor.

Georg Morgan.

rent 8s. suite of courte and suite of mill. noe ffine paid. improvement 8s.

Julian Morgan of Lanishen widdow houldeth there by grante made att the Audit 1633 one cottage with appurtenances hertofore erected by her on the lords waste for tearme of the lieff of the said Julian morgan Thomas Edward and Julian Edward the sonn and daughter of the said Julian at the yearlie rent of eight shillings suite of courte and noe ffine w'ch being improved this Jurie estimath the same to be woorth yearlie 8s.

Officers and comissioners names subscribed to the grante.

Will: Herbert. Thomas Carn.

Tho: Mathews. Will: Herbert.

Edmond Thomas. David Evans.

Will: Herbert.

rent 1s. capons 2. heriot of the best. suite of courte& suite of mill. noe ffine paied. improvement . .

Lewis Mathew of Lanishen labourer houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by a grante made att the Auditt 1635 one cottage conteyninge one house and garden with appurtenances for the tearme of ye lieff of the sd Lewis Mathew and the lives of margrett Evan his wieff and John Lewis their sonn and the longest liver of them successivelie at the yearlie rent of one shillinge two capons herott of the best suite of courte and suite of mill and noe fine and being improved this Jurie estimat the same to bee woorth yearly (fn. 17) . . . . . .

Officers and Comissioners names subscribed to the saied grante.

Thomas Lewis Esqr then steward of the said manor.

Will: Herbert. Thomas Mathews.

Edmond Thomas. Will: Herbert.

acres 6. Rent 4s. capons 2. suite of courte and suite of mill. heriott of the best. ffine 5li 10s. improvement 1li.

Jenett Ll'en of Cardiffe houldeth in Lanishen and of the manor aforesd by coppie of Courte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the sixteenth day of July in the first year of the raigne of Kinge James one close called y cae ych lawr hewl with appurtenances conteyning by estimac'on sixe acres bee it more or lesse for tearme of her lieff and the lieff of Jane Ll'en her sister and longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the saied manor att ye yearlie rent of fower shillings two cappons suite of courte and suite of mill heriott of the best& paied of fine five pounds tenn shillings the w'ch meareth one the north p'te to the ffreehould lands of Thomas Lewis Esqr called y rhyd y ffagle on the south p'te to the high waie called hewl ll'en mayrur one ye east p'te to the brooke called nant maur and one west p'te to the ffreehould lands of Thomas Lewis Esqr aforesd and being improved this Jurie estimat the same to bee woorth yearlie . . . . . names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Thomas Williams gen't' then steward there.

John Carne Knight then Lord of the saied Manor.

acres 40. 29 perches and halfe a perch. Rent 4l. 0. 0. capons 2. 0. 0. suite of courte& mill and a heriott of the best w'th all other duties& services accustomed. improvement 18li.

Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esq: houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by coppie of courte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the twentieth of October the first of Kinge Charles one messuadge and tenemt of lands arable meadow and pasture conteyning by estimac'on fortie acres and twentie nine perches and halfe a p'che of Winchester measure for the tearme of his owne lieff the lieff of Elianor and Gabriell Lewis their sonn and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the sd manor att the yearlie rent of fower pounds two fatt capons suite of courte and mill and heriott of the best with all other services& duties due and accustomed formerlie and the sd Thomas pd of ffine for ingresse fower score pounds the w'ch lands lyeth intermixed and meareth to the ffreehould lands of William Lewis of the Vann Esqr and the ffreehould lands of the sd Thomas Lewis aforesd Esqr of all p'tes and sides thereof and being improved this Jurie estimat the same to be worth yearlie eighteene pounds.

Comissioners and officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Wm Herbert then Steward of the sd manor.

Tho: Morgan. Will: Kent.

John Bowles. Will: Thomas.

This (fn. 18) granted at the Audit 1665 to Grace the wife of Gabriel Lewis& to Thomas& Joan his Sonn& Daughter upon surrender of Ellianor & Gabriell fine 50li.

acres 26. Rent 13s. 4d. capons 2. suite of courte and heriott of the best. ffine o. o. o. improvement vli.

Gabriell Lewis, Thomas Lewis and Edmond Lewis the sonns of Tho: Lewis aforesd houldeth by coppie of courte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the three and twentieth daie of November the Eleaventh yeare of King Charles one messuadge and tenemt conteyning by estimac'on twentie sixe acres bee it more or lesse for the tearme of their three lives& ye longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the sd manor att the yearlie rent of thirteen shillings fower pence two capons suite of courte and heriott of the best and all other duties & services formerlie due and accustomed the w'ch meareth as by the coppie is antientlie layed downe and expressed and being improved this

Jurie estimat the same to bee woorth yearlie five pounds.

Comissioners and officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Thomas Lewis Esqr then Steward of the sd manor.

Edmond Thomas. Thomas Mathews.

Wm Herbert. Wm Herbert.

Thomas Carne. Wm Jones.

acres 6. 0. 0. Rent 1l 6s. 8d. capons 2. 0. 0. heriott of ye best& all other duties& services due and accustomed. ffine vl. improvement 1l 16s. 8d.

Gabriell Lewis and Thomas Lewis the sonns of the sd Thomas Lewis aforesd houldeth by coppie of courte rowle enrowled and bearing date the fowerteenth daie of November in the fifteenth yeare of King Charles sixe acres of land arable called Kae Kybor& ynys wyllys now or late in the teanure of howell John for the tearme of their naturall lives& ye longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the sd manor at the yearlie rent of twentie sixe shillings eight pence two capons heriott of the best& all other suits services & duties formerlie due and accustomed and pd of fine for such estate five pounds the w'ch lands meareth unto ye ffreehould lands of Thomas Lewis aforesd Esqr and the brooke called nant maur deviding between the p'ishes of lanishen & lisvaen on all p'tes and sides therof& being improved this Jurie estimat the same to bee worth yearlie thirtee sixe shillings eight pence. granted to Thomas Elizabeth& Ellianor Sonn& daughter of Gabriell Lewis upon surrender of Gabriell. fine 3l.

Officers and Comissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Tho: Lewis Esqr then steward of the sd manor.

Wm Herbert. Tho: Mathews.

Tho: Carne. Will: Herbert.

acres 50 (fn. 19) . . Rent 1l. . . capons 4. In lieu of a . . 3l& all other duties& services due& accustomed. fine . . . . improvement . . . . .

Gabriell Lewis, Edmund Lewis and William Lewis the sonns of Thomas Lewis aforesd hould by coppie of courte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the twelfth daie of October the fower and twentieth yeare of King Charles two p'cells of lands surrendered into the lords hands by bredgett Lewis, Julian Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis conteyning by estimac'on fiftee acres or thereabouts be it more or lesse for the tearme of their three lives& the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the said manor at the yearlie rent of twentie shillings two pence fower capons three pounds in lieu of a heriott and all other duties and services due and accustomed and the sd Gabriel Lewis [Edmond Lewis& William Lewis] paied of ffine for such estate twentie pounds w'ch being improved this Jurie estimat to bee woorth sixe pounds thirteen shillings fower pence.

Officers and Comissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

John Herbert then Steward of the sd manor.

Will: Steephens. Will: Herbert.

Tho: Carne. Will: . . . .

Cha: Herbert.

[membrane 5.]

acres 30. rent 16s. capons 2. heriott of ye best& all other duties& services accustomed ffine 33l. improvement 9li.

Gabriell Lewis, Thomas Lewis and Edmond Lewis the sonns of the said Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqr aforesd hould by coppie of courte Rowle enrowled& bearing date the second daie of May the tenth of King Charles on tenemm[en]tt with appurtenances called Morgan Howells upper tenement conteyning by estimac'on thirtie acres for the tearme of their three lives& the longest liver of them successivelie after the custome of the sd manor at ye yearlie rent of sixteen shillings two capons heriott of ye best when it falls suite of courte and all other duties and services&c. and the sd Gabriell Thomas and Edmond paied of ffine thirtie three pounds& the said tenement meareth on the south p'te to the fee ffarme lands of Sr Charles Kemys late Knight& Barronett & the ffreehould lands of William Lewis of the Vann Esqr called Vid las one the east p'te to ye brooke called nant maur& one ye west p'te to the ffree hould lands of Thomas Lewis Esqr aforesaid called cae lloyd& gwayn galed and being improved this Jurie estimath ye same to bee worth yearlie nine pounds.

Comissioners and officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Will: Herbert then Steward of the saied manor.

Will: Herbert. Will: Jones.

Edmond Thomas. Tho: Mathew.

Will: Herbert.

acres . . . . . Rent 10s. capons 2. heriott 3l. improvement 4l.

Thomas Lewis, William Lewis& Edmond Lewis the sonns of Gabriell Lewis of Lanishen Esqr late deceased hould within the p'ishe aforesaid and manor by coppie of courte rowle enrowled& bearing date the [blank] daie of [blank] in the yeare of [blank] one messuadge and tenement and abut sixteene acres of lands be it more or lesse called Wm ap Evans lower tenement for and dureing the tearme of their three naturall lives and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the sd manor at the yearlie rent of tenn shillings two capons and a heriott of three pounds&c., the w'ch tenemt meareth on all p'tes thereof to ye high waye leading to Lanishen Crosse the ffreehould lands of the above named Thomas Lewis and the ffreehould lands of Will: Lewis of the Vann Esqr and being improved this Jurie thinke ye same to be woorth yearlie fower pounds.

[blank] then

Steward of the sd manor.

Carn then lord of the sd manor.

acres 14. 0. 0. Rent 13s. 4d. capons 2. suite of courte and suite of mill. ffine 30l. speciall licence to demise& lett& sett ye sd messe dureing the lives to whom they please and improvement 3l.

William Lewis now of Lisvaen cl'r'e houldeth in lanishen and of ye manor aforesd by coppie of courte rowle enrowled and bearing date ye nine and twentieth daye of Aprill the tenth yeare of ye raigne of King Charles (fn. 20) . . . . late deceased on messuadge and tenement conteyning fowerteen acres of lands arable medow and pasture w'th appurtenances bee it more or lesse called Will: ap Evans upper tenement for tearme of ye lieff of the sd William Lewis Thomas Lewis1 . . . . . .& Edward Lewis his sonns and the longest liver of them successivelie according to ye custome of ye sd manor at the yearlie rent of thirteen shillings fower pence two capons or two shillings heriott of ye best suite of courte suite of mill and paied of fine for ingresse thirtee pounds and therfore and in considerac'on therof hath speciall lice'ce to lett and demise the same during the lives aforesd to whom they please the w'ch tenemm[en]tt meareth and abutteth on all parts therof on the east p'te thereof to ye brooke called nant maur one ye southe northe and west p'tes p'tlie to the ffreehould lands of William Lewis of ye Vann Esqr p'tlie to the coppie hould lands of Thomas ap Thomas Jenkin and p'tlie to ye freehould lands of Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqr and being improved this Jurie estimath the same to bee woorth yearlie five pounds a yeare.

Comissioners and officers names subscribed to ye originall coppie.

Thomas Lewis Esq: then steward of the sd manor.

Will: Bassett. Tho: Mathews.

Will: Herbert. Thos: Carne.

Will: Herbert. Edmond Thomas.

acres 16. 0. 0. Rent 13s. 4d. capons 2. 0. 0. suit of courte. suite of mill. heriott of ye best. ffine 5li. improvement 5l.

Thomas ap Thomas Jenkin houldeth there and of the manor aforesaid by coppie of courte rowle enrowled and bearing date ye nineteenth daie of februarie in the three and fortieth yeare of ye raigne of Queen Elizabeth one tenement and aboute sixteen acres of lands at the yearlie rent of thirteen shillings foure pence two capons suite of courte suite of mill heriott of ye best . . . . . . . the (fn. 21) ffreehould lands of William Lewis of the Vann Esqr . . . . . freehould of Evan Morgan of Lanishen gent' deceased . . . . . . Thomas Lewis Esq: and being improved this Jurie estimat [the same] to bee woorth yearlie five pounds.

then steward of the sd manor.

Thomas Carne Esq: [then] lord of ye sd manor.

acres 4. 0. 0. rent 1l 10s. capons 2. heriot of the best and suite of courte& suite of mill and paid noe ffine improvement nill.

Mallt Meredith widdow houldeth in Lanishen& of ye manor aforesd by coppie of courte rowle enrowled and bearing date the nineteenth daie of October in the eighteenth yeare of ye raigne of King Charles (fn. 22) . . . . . . late deceased the messuadge and garden with fower acres of lands arable medow and pasture w'th appurtenances bee it more or lesse for the tearme of her owne life and the lives of mary and margarett her daughters and the longest liver of them successivelie according to ye custome of the said manor at the yearlie rent of thirtee shillings 2 capons or two shillings in money at the choyce of the lord heriott of the best suite of courte suite of mill w'th all other duties& services due and accustomed and paied noe ffine and the saied tenement meareth to the ffreehould lands of William Lewis of the Vann Esq. to the ffreehould lands of Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqr and ye brooke called ye nant maure on all parts thereof and being improved this Jurie estimat the same to bee woorth yearlie noe . . . . . .

Officers and comissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Tho: Lewis Esqr then steward of the sd manor.

Will: Herbert. Tho: Carne. Tho: Lewis.

Tho: Morgan. Will: Herbert. Will: Herbert.

acres 24. Rent 12s. capons 2. of coale 1 crannocke. heriott of ye best. suite of courte& suite of mill. ffine 45li. improvement 9li.

Thomas Edward, mary Griffith his wieff and Lewis Thomas their sonn hould in the p'ishe of Lisvaen and of the manor aforesd on messuadge& tenemt w'th appurtenances conteyning by estimac'on twentie fower acres by coppie of courte rowle enrowled& bearing date the seaventeenth daie of December in the yeare of our Lord god on thousand six hundred fortie and nine for tearme of their three lives and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the sd manor at the yearlie rent of twelve shillings two capons on crannocke of coale heriott of ye best suite of mill and all other suites& services due& accustomed as by the coppie app'eth and paied of ffine for ingresse fortie five pounds and the sd tenemt meareth on the north p'te to the ffreehould lands now of Sr Charles Kemys Knight& Barronett on the east p'te to Tyr yarll on the southe p'te to the coppie hould of Edmond Lewis gent' and on ye west p'te p'tlie to the ffreehould land of Lewis Tho: ap owen and the ffreehould of Thomas Meredith and being improved this Jurie estimat the same maie be woorth yearlie nine pounds.

Comissioners& officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

John Herbert then Steward of the said manor.

Tho: Pury. Thomas Dennett. Harry Bere.

acres 8. rent 10s. capons 2. heriott of ye best. suite of courte& suite of mill with licence to lett and sett. ffine 15l. improvement 4li.

Edmond Lewis gent' houldeth there& of the manor aforesaid by coppie of courte rowle enrowled& bearing date the six and twentieth daie of Aprill in the nineth yeare of the raigne of King Charles one messuadge and tenemt with appurtenances conteyning by estimac'on eight acres more or lesse for tearme of the lief of the sd Edmond Lewis and ye lives of Thomas the sonn of William Lewis of lanishen gent' and Thomas Lewis ye sonn Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqr and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of ye saied manor at the yearlie rent of tenn shillings two capons heriott of the best suite of courte& suite of mill &c;& paied of ffine for ingresse fifteen pounds and hath speciall licence for letting or setting the sd messuadge as by the coppie app'eth and the sd tenemt meareth one the north p'te to the coppie hould lands of Tho: Edward above written to Tyr yarll on the east side and one ye southe and west side to the lands of Sr Charles Kemys Knight and barronett& p'tlie to the ffreehould lands of Thomas Lewis of Lanishen Esqr and ye late ffreehould lands of Will: Thomas ap Thomas and Lewis harry and p'tlie to the ffreehould lands now of Cicill James widdowe and being improved this Jurie estimat ye same to bee woorth yearlie fower pounds.

Enrowled 1632.

Comissioners and officers names subscribed to ye originall coppie.

William Herbert Esqr then Steward of the sd Manor.

Will: Herbert. Thomas Mathews.

Edmond Thomas. William Bassett.

William Herbert.

acres 12. 0. 0. rent 2l 0. 0. capons 2. 0. 0. suite of Courte& suite (fn. 23) [of mill.] heriott [of the] best.

John Edmond Evan houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by coppie of Courte rowle enrowled and bearing date the one and twentieth daie of March the seaventh yeare of King James one tenement conteyning twelve acres w'th appurtenances for ye tearme of ye lives of the sd Jon Edmond and Lewis Edmond his brother and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the said manor at the yearlie rent of fortie shillings two fatt capons suite of courte suite of mill and heriott of the best and paied of fine (fn. 24) . . . . .

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Lysvaen.

acres 11. rent 8s. 4d. capons 2. Heriott of the best all services& duties accustomed. ffine 7l 0. 0. improvement 5li 10s. [sic.].

Lewis Edward houldeth in the said p'ishe and of the manor aforesd by coppie of courte rowle enrowled and bearing date the third daie of October on thousand sixe hundred and fiftee on messuadge and tenem't conteyning eleaven acres w'th appurtenances for the tearme of the lives of the sd Lewis Edward Thomas Lewis his sonn and Margarett the wieff of ye sd Thomas Lewis and the longest of them successivelie according to the custome of the sd manor at the yearlie rent of eight shillings fower pence two capons heriott of the best and all other services and duties accustomed and paied of ffine for ingresse seaven pounds and the sd tenemt meareth on all p'tes therof p'tlie to the ffreehould landes of Will: Lewis of the Vann Esqr p'tlie to the ffreehould lands of Rees David Lle'n yeoman and p'tlie to ye coppie hould tenemt of John Edmond aforesd and being improved this Jurie estimath ye same to bee woorth yearlie rent three pounds.

Comissioners and officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

John Herbert then steward of the said manor.

John Herbert. Harry Bere.

Tho: Pury. Row: Hill.

acres 4. rent 6s. 8d. capons 2. Heriott of the best. Suite of mill and all other services and duties accustomed. the carriadge of one crannocke of coal yearlie to ye Castle. ffine xli improvement 2l.

Howell John of lisvaen houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by coppie of courte Rowle enrowled& bearing date the twelve day of October the fower and twentieth year of King Charles (fn. 25) . . . two p'cells of lands conteyning by estimac'on fower acres of lands with appurtenances bee it more or lesse whereof one p'cell lyeing by lisvaen church called maes yr Eglwys conteyning three acres and thother p'cell called y thynog vawr conteyneth one acre for the tearme of ye lieff of him the sd howell John and the lives of Catherin his wieff and James Howell their sonn and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of sd manor at the yearlie rent of Sixe shillings eight pence two capons heriott of the best suite of mill and the carriage of one crannocke to ye Castle of Cardiff yearlie and all other duties and services accustomed &c; the saied p'cell called maes yr eglwys mearing on the north p'te to ye highe waie leading to lysvaen Church to Kevenmablie one the east p'te p'tlie to the ffreehould lands of William Lewis of Vann Esqr aforesd thother p'cell called yrythynog vawr mearing on the north and southe p'tes to the ffreehould lands of William Thomas ap Thomas deceased & being improved this Jurie estim[m]ath the same to bee woorth yearlie two pounds.

Commissioners& officers names subscribed to ye originall coppie.

John Herbert Esq: then Steward of ye sd Manor.

Tho: Carne. William Johnes.

Tho: Dennett. Charles Herbert.

rent 4s. noe ffine.improvement[blank.]

Barbara John hopkin widdow houldeth in the sd p'ish and of the manor aforesd by coppie of Courte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the twelvth daie of October in the fower and twentieth yeare of the raigne of Kinge Charles (fn. 26) . . . . . . late deceased one cottage and garden with appurtenances for tearme of the life of ye saied Barbara John and the lives of Wenllyan Lewis her daughter and Georg Rosser her sonn and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the sd manor at the yearlie rent of fower shillings and noe ffine and being improved this Jurie estimath the same to bee woorth yearlie [blank.]

Comissrs& officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

John Herbert then steward of the sd manor.

Tho: Carne. Will: Jones.

Will: Stephens. Cha: Herbert.

Roath.

Howell Llewellen of Roath houldeth there and of the manor aforesd [by] coppie of corte Rowle enrowled and bearing date the nine and twentieth [day of] Aprill the tenth yeare of the raigne of King Charles one messuadge and tenement of lands with appurtenances called the tyre wrth y felyn conteyning by estimac'on fowerteen acres for the tearme of his owne lieff now onlie at the yearlie rent of six pounds heriott of the best suite of court& suite of mill and all other duties and services formerlie due and accustomed& paied noe ffine the w'ch tenement meareth on the north p'te to the now ffreehould lands of Wm Lewis of the Vann Esqr in the tenure of Thomas Meredith on the East p'te to this lords lands in the hands of Catherine Morgan of Lanrumney Widdow and on the south and west p'tes thereof to the brooke there neither doth this Jurie estimat ye same being improved to bee woorth anie more yearlie then the rent now due& payable on the same.

Comissioners and officers names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Thomas Lewis Esq: then steward of the sd manor.

Will: Herbert. Edmond Thomas.

Tho: Mathews. Will: Herbert.

Will: Jones.

At the Auditt 1632.

acres 10. 0. 0. rent 6l. 0. 0.capons 2. 0. 0. heriot 10s. noe ffine.improvement the rent.

Grawnted unto John Steephens of Rhyd gwern in the County of Glamorgan gent' all those tenn acres of lands heretofore in ye tenure and possession of one Lavias Morgan Widdow lyeing and being in the p'ishe of Roathe within the manor of Listalybont in ye sd County of Glamorgan except all woods quarries& mines &c; to have and to hold the premises unto the said John Steephens and his heires and assigns for and during the tearme of the naturall lives of him the sd John Steephens Julian Steephens his wieff& John his sonn and the longest liver of them under the yearlie rent of sixe pounds of lawfull Englishe money att the ffeasts of ye annunciation and St Michaell by equall porc'ons two capons yearlie at the ffeast of Easter or two shillings in lieu thereof ad electionem dn[n]i (fn. 27) tenne shillings in lieu of a heriott and for fine—

Comissioners and officers names subscribed to the originall grawnte.

Will: Herbert. Will: Bassett. Will: Herbert.

Tho: Mathews. Edmond Thomas.

Tho: Carne. Will: Herbert.

Cardiff.

acre and a halfe.rent 1l. 6s. 8d.suite of courte and suite of mill and all other burdens workes customes& services formarlie due.noe ffine.

Thomas Richard of Cardiff in the County of Glamorgan yeoman houldeth by coppie of courte Rowle enrowled& bearing date the tenth daie of May the twelvth yeare of King Charles one p'cell of lands arable or pasture conteyning by estimac'on on acre and a halfe lieing and being in the p'ishes of St Jones and landaff within the manor aforesd now or late in the tenure or possession of Jenkin Jones and by the mears and bounds therof of antient time limitted and knowen that is to saie the land of the sd Lord one ye east p'te the lands of Robert Thomas one the southe p'te the lands of Will: Mathews Esqr one the west p'te and the river tafe on the north p'te for tearme of the lives of the sd Thomas Richard, gwenllyan his Wife gwenllyan his daughter and the longest liver of them successivelie according to the custome of the said manor at the yearlie rent of twentie sixe shillings eight pence payable at the ffeasts of blessed mary the Virgine& St Micheall tharchangell by even and equall porc'ons suit of court and mill and all other burdens woolkes customes& services theron formerlie due and accustomed& paied noe ffine and being improved [is estimated by] this Jurie to be woorth yearlie noe more [than]—

Officers& Comissioners names subscribed to the originall coppie.

Thomas Lewis Esqr then steward of the sd manor.

Tho: Mathews. Will: Herbert.

Will: Herbert. Edmond Thomas.

Will: Jones. Will: Herbert.

Rent 5s.

Rees David Alderman for a curtiladge.

Enquire how hee houldeth this Jurie having neither copie nor lease nor graunt theron produced before them.

Rent 1li 15s. improvement the rent.

John lloyd of Cardiff houldeth there and of the manor aforesd by graunt made him at the Auditt 1649 for one and twentie yeares a stable and garden with appurtenances lyeing neere the Church and now in his possession at the yearlie rent of thirtee five shillings& paieing and discharging [thother ?] rents duties and payments due& payable on the premisses w'th [provisoe ?] that if the rent bee unpaid twentie daies after the ffeast of (fn. 28) . . . . . . our ladie daie when it is due& payeable yearlie then [the] sd grant to bee voyd.

Officers& Comissioners names subscribed to the originall graunt.

Tho: Pury. Tho: Dewnett. . . Bew.

intrat' in cur' sup'visq: 18 die Decembris 1649 coram nobis

Jo: Herbert.

Rich: Watkins.

Rent 6l 13s. 4d.

John Williams of Cardiff Taylor for a house there& for the mill and kill in listalyb'nt &c; but how hee houldeth the same enquire this Jurie having neither coppie nor lease nor graunt produced thereon beefore them.

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