Ministers' Accounts
1547

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R.O. Ministers' Accounts. No. 105. 38 Hen. VIII.—1 Ed. VI. 1547. Latin.

[Translation.]

The Accounts of all and singular the Bailiffs . . . . . and other Ministers . . . . . until the same feast of Saint Michael Archangel thence next ensuing, in the first year of the reign of our most dread lord Edward the Sixth, by the grace of God of England, France and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, and on earth Supreme Head of the Church of England and Ireland; to wit, for one whole year.

The Parcels of the Lands and Possessions of Jasper, Late Duke of Bedford.

The Account of Miles Mathew, esquire, Sheriff, Collector of the rents there for the time aforesaid.

Office of Collector of the Rents called "Castellwarde," in charge of the Sheriff of Glamorgan.

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Perquisites of the County, Hundreds and Tourns. Nor does he answer for any profit arising from perquisites of the County, of the Hundreds or of the Sheriff's Tourns within the time aforesaid holden; for that no extracts were thereof delivered, whereby any profit could be levied, by reason of our lord the King's general pardon, as the said Accountant has asserted upon his oath.

Sum nothing.

Fines and amerciaments of Petty Sessions. But he answers for 15l. 7s. 8d. arising from fines and amerciaments forfeited before the Justices of the Peace of our lord the King, holden in the 36th year of the said late King Henry 8th, by extract thereof upon this Account shewn and introduced by Roger Carne, Clerk of the Peace in the County aforesaid. For any profit arising from fines and amerciaments of Petty Sessions before the Justices of the Peace of our lord the King, in the County aforesaid holden within the time of this Account he doth not answer; for that no extracts were thereof delivered, by reason of the death of King Henry 8th, as the said Accountant says upon his oath.

Sum 15l. 7s. 8d.

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Meskin Bedelry.

The Account of William Herbert, knight, Beadle there, for the time aforesaid.

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Farm of the mills. And for 15d. of the farm of one grist mill called Velin Vaure, lying in the parish of Llantrussan within the aforesaid lordship, so demised to farm unto John Thomas Bassett. . . . . . . And for 9s. 8d. of the farm of one grist mill there, called Gobbins Myll, being within the parish of Pentirgh within the said Lordship of Meskin, so demised to farm unto Robert ap William. . . . . . .

Sum 10s. 11d.

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Rents of advowson. But he answers for 25s. 4d. of the rents of 76 tenants advowrors residing and dwelling within the lordship aforesaid this year, whereof every tenant not being a tenant of our lord the King but holding under a tenant of our Lord the King, 4d. . . . . For 18s. 4d. arising from the rents of 220 tenants by a certain custom called in Welsh "chence," and in English "Smoke silur," namely, from every such tenant dwelling within the lordship aforesaid, for the same time, 1d.

Sum 43s. 8d.

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Whitchurche.

The Account of Lewis ap Guilim, Prevost of our lord the King there, for the time aforesaid.

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Rents of free and bond tenants. But he answers for 35s.d. rents of free and bond tenants there, to be paid at the term of "Hokedaye" and of Saint Michael Archangel equally. . . . . . .

Farm of the demesne lands. And for 10l. 5s.d. of the farm of all the demesne lands there, so demised unto divers tenants there. .

"Com[m]orth." For 4s. 1d. arising from a certain custom unto our lord the King among the tenants of this lordship falling in every other year, namely, this year he doth not answer; for that in the last preceding year it was charged, and ought to be charged again next year as (being) the second year.

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[Under Tallavan fforest the Auditor has annotated in the margin thus:—"Md. to speke with mr fracs. Sowthwell & mr gostwyk to aunswere to ye causse of ye respets & decrysse aforsayd conserninge ye varyance betweene ye late abbey of nethe & ye duke of gloester."]

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Senght Subtus.

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Toll of the tribe-land. . . . . . . the rent called "Smoke sylver," or "harth siluer," to be paid by 140 tenants and subtenants of the lordship aforesaid. . . . . . .

Senght fforest.

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Issues of the forest of Mavon Eley. But he answers for 4s. 4d. of the issues of pasture in the "hame" called Mavon fforest Elye, this year . . . . . .

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Cardiff Burgh.

The Account of Thomas ap Owen and John Roberts, Bailiffs of our lord the King there, for the time aforesaid.

Arrearages. None, because (this is) the first Account after the erection of the Court of Augmentations and Revenues of the Royal Crown.

Sum nothing.

Free rents of burgages, and others. But he answers for 13l. 16s. 11d. arising from the free rents of burgages there, to be paid at the feast of Saint Michael Archangel, as by a Rental there renewed on the 29th day of December in the 22nd year of the reign of King Henry 8th, by the oath of divers burgesses, tenants and farmers there, sworn before ffrancis Southwell, William Tooke and Thomas Lychefelde, Commissioners of our said lord the King, appointed to survey the lands aforesaid, by virtue of a commission of our said lord the King, unto them with others therefor directed, in the Account of this office of the 34th year, in that same title at large enrolled may particularly and more fully appear. And it is to be known that all the rent of assize of this town was formerly assigned to the late Monastery of Neth, by Gilbert, late Earl of Gloucester, for lands which the said Earl had of the Abbot and Convent of the Monastery aforesaid in the neighbourhood of Neth in exchange; as by a certain indenture between the said Abbot and Gilbert made is more fully contained.

Sum 13l. 16s. 11d.

Farm of the mills, (and) the fishery of the Toffe, with the toll of the "cense." And for 13l. 6s. 8d. of the farm of one fishery of the Toffe, between the mill of Newmyll and Blake Stake, and around the said river in the Blake Stake; and also the fishery of a certain weir of the aforesaid water of Pennarthe. As also a fishery in the aforesaid water of Toffe, on the east, by Blake Stake; and a fishery between the 2 mills of Newemyll and Townemyll; and of one parcel of land at the north end of the "hame"; and the prise of ale within the town and borough of Cardiff. As also the farm and profits of the coneys of fflate-holmes; so demised to farm unto Edmund Tournor by letters patent of our lord the late King Henry 8th, dated the [blank] day of the [blank] year of his reign, until the end of the term of [blank] years thence next ensuing and fully to be completed. Rendering therefor yearly 16l. of the old farm, and 6s. 8d. more of increase, by the year; namely, of such farm happening within the time of this Account only; by acknowledgment of the said farmer, without any indenture yet shewn. And for 15l. 7s. 8d. of the farm of 2 grist watermills under the Castle of the town of Cardiff; so demised to farm unto Thomas Llychefild by letters patent of our lord the late King Henry 8th, as is said, not yet shewn; to be paid at the feasts aforesaid, as by the Rental aforesaid. And for 16s. 8d. of the farm of one fulling mill there, called Newmyll; so demised to farm unto the aforesaid Thomas Llychefelde by letters patent [&c., as the last]. And for 111s.d. of the farm of the tolls there every day in the week except Wednesday, throughout the year; and also of all the other small tolls, with the "chense." As also the custom of wine and salt, taking for every hogshead of wine or salt 4½d. And of all the other customs to the said town belonging or pertaining, except the custom of leather, he answers to our lord the King as it shall happen; so demised at fee farm by the year, to be paid at the feasts aforesaid, as by the Rental aforesaid.

Sum 38l. 2s.d.

Custom of leather. For any profit arising from the custom of leather out of the port there, namely, for the time aforesaid, he doth not answer; for that no leather was shipped from the place aforesaid, for the whole time of this Account, by the relation of the said Accountants upon this Account.

Sum nothing.

Perquisites of Court. But he answers for 33s. 3d. of perquisites of the Court of the Hundred, as also of the Court of Piepowder there this year. Namely, the whole of the amerciaments, as by extract of the same upon this Account shewn and examined. For perquisites of the Court of Piepowder this year he does not answer here; for that it is charged above in the sum of 33s. 3d., as there appears.

Sum 33s. 3d.

Sum of the charge 53l. 12s.d.

Whereof:—

Allowance of rents accounted, with other expences. He accounts in allowance of the rents of 2 Bailiffs [and] a Serjeant there, by reason of the exercise of their office this year, as has been allowed in former Accounts, 3s.. And in a reward made to the Clerk of the Court, writing the rolls of the Courts aforesaid; together with parchment bought for them. Namely, as well for each Hundred as for (each) Court, 6d., as has been allowed in former Accounts, 18s.. And in the price of 2 quarters, one bushel and one hoop of wheat bought for livery of the Serjeants of the Borough there, taking between them for 7 hoops (3 of which make one bushel of corn costing 10d. this year, according to the market price there) at Christmas, as is contained in former Accounts, 14s. 6d.

Sum 35s. 6d.

Payment of moneys. And in moneys paid over to Matthew Herbert, esquire, Receivor of our lord the King there, on the determination of this Account; as appears by bill thereof, signed by the hand of the said Receivor and remaining among the memoranda of the Accounts of this year, 37l. 18s.d.

Sum 37l. 18s.d.

Sum of allowances and payments 39l. 13s. 10½d.

And he owes 13l. 18s. 11d.

Wherefore allowed to him 2s., for stipend of the Auditor's Clerk writing and engrossing this Account this year.

And he owes 13l. 16s. 11d.

There are respited to him, as for so much money above charged in title of Burgage Rents, and unto the late Abbey of Neth by Gilbert, formerly Earl of Gloucester, assigned in exchange for lands and tenements which the said Earl formerly had of the said Abbey and Convent of Neth, at 13l. 16s. 11d. a year; nevertheless heretofore at 20l. 3s.. For that Leyson Thomas, late Abbot of the Monastery aforesaid, let and to farm demised all those lands and tenements so in exchange assigned, unto Thomas Lychefelde, during the life of him the said Leyson, late Abbot. Rendering therefor by the year 10l. 10s., to be paid at the feasts of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Saint Andrew Apostle, by equal portions. Nevertheless it is here credited this year, as it has been credited for the space of six years ended at the feast of Saint Michael Archangel in the 38th year of the reign of the late King Henry 8th.

Sum credited 13l. 16s. 11d.

And there remains beyond, nothing.

Roth.

The Account of Thomas Kemes, deputy of Robert Marche, Prevost of our lord the King there, for the time aforesaid.

Arrearages. None; because (this is) the first Account after the erection of the Court of Augmentations and Revenues of the Royal Crown.

Sum nothing.

Rents as well of free as of customary tenants. But he answers for 4l. 11s.d. of the rents as well of the free as of the customary tenants of our lord the King there, to be paid at the feasts there usual, as by a Rental thereof renewed on the 3rd day of November in the 32nd year of the reign of our late lord King Henry the 8th, [&c., as under Cardiff Burgh, ante.] And it is to be noted that every tenant holding by the rod shall have his tenement for the term of his life, and of his wife while she liveth sole. And after her death it shall be in our lord the King's hands; as by the tenants there hath been certified unto the Commissioners aforesaid, upon the renewal of the Rental aforesaid.

Sum 4l. 11s.d.

Farm of the demesne lands. And for 26l. 14s.d. of the farm of the demesne lands, meadows and pastures there: so demised unto divers tenants, as particularly by the Rental aforesaid is more fully contained; to be paid at the feasts of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Saint Michael Archangel, equally

Sum 26l. 14s.d.

Farm of the fisheries. And for 14s. 4d. arising from the farm of divers fisheries, being within the lordship aforesaid, in the tenure of divers tenants there, whose names are specified in the Rental aforesaid; to be paid at the feasts aforesaid, as by the Rental aforesaid.

Sum 14s. 4d.

Perquisites of Court. For any profit arising from perquisites of the Court there this year he does not answer; for that no such profit happened there this year, by the Accountant's oath.

Sum nothing.

Sum of the charge 32l. 4d.

Allowance of rent of Prevosts. He accounts in allowance of the rent of a Prevost there this year, by reason of the exercise of his office, as has been allowed in former Accounts, 6s.d. And in moneys paid to the Bailiff of Kebor, as appears in the Account of the Coroner, or Collector of the Rents of the County, for one acre of land within the marsh there; for that the said Accountant is to answer above and pay to the said Bailiff by the year 2s..

Sum 8s.d.

Payment of moneys. And in moneys paid over to Matthew Herbert, esquire, Receivor of our lord the King there, of the issues of his office this year, at twice, namely, on the 13th day of June in the first year of the reign of King Edward the Sixth 40s., and upon the determination of this Account 29l. 9s. 11½d; in all as by bill thereof signed by the hand of the said Receivor and remaining among the memoranda of the Accounts of this year.

Sum 31l. 9s. 11½d.

Sum of allowances and payments 31l. 18s. 4d.

And he owes 2s., which are allowed to him for stipend of the Auditor's Clerk, writing and engrossing this Account this year.

And so here equally.

Liquyth.

The Account of Matthew Herbert, esquire, our lord the King's Farmer there, for the time aforesaid.

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Rents as well of free as of customary tenants. Nor does he answer for 4l. 10s.d. of the rents as well of free as of customary tenants there; for that they are demised unto John Husse by letters patent of our lord the King. . . . . . .

Farm of the demesne lands. Nor does he answer for 16l. 13d; for that it is demised as is above recited.

Perquisites of Court. Nor does he answer for perquisites of the Court there; for that they belong to the Farmer as parcel of his farm.

Farm of the whole lordship aforesaid. But he answers for 17l. 19s. ½d. of the farm of the whole of the Lordship of Liquith, with the rents of customary tenants there, and all the demesne lands, meadows, meads and pastures unto the same manor belonging or pertaining, together with the perquisites of the Court there; so together demised unto John Husse by letters patent of our lord the late King Henry 8th, given at Westminster on the 22nd day of July in the 31st year of his reign. Except and to our said lord the King, his heirs and successors reserved one marsh called Bushammede, and all and all manner woods, underwoods, wards, marriages, mines, quarries and royalties whatsoever unto the premises aforesaid or any of them in any manner belonging or pertaining. To have and to hold . . . . . unto the end and term of 21 years. . . . . Rendering therefor yearly unto our said lord the King, his heirs and successors, seventeen pounds, seventeen shillings and one halfpenny of old rent, and two shillings beyond of increase by the year. . . . And rendering also yearly into the hands of the Prevost and Reaper there for the time being, by reason of the exercise of their office, four shillings (and) eight pence sterling, at the feasts there usual. And the aforesaid John Howse doth agree by these presents, for himself, his executors and assigns, to repair, uphold and maintain all and singular the premises . . . . for which said repairs so in form aforesaid to be done, our said lord the King doth grant unto the said John Howse, his executors and assigns, sufficient and suitable timber and sufficient "housebote, heibote, hedgebote, fierbote, plowghbote and cartebote" growing upon the premises, and there and not elsewhere to be expended and used; as by the same indenture is more fully apparent.

Sum 17l. 19s. ½d.

Farm of the marsh called Bussham-mede. And for 58s. of the farm of a marsh there called Busham-meade, otherwise Russham-meade, in the tenure of Henry, Earl of Worcester, by what right is not known.

Sum 58s..

Sum of the charge 20l. 17s. ½d.

Whence:—

Upon

Henry, Earl of Worcester, farmer of the marsh called Busshammeade; which meadow he claims to have as parcel of the commodity of his office. Nevertheless (it is) here upon him imposed, until it be known whether such allowance hath been made in former Accounts or no; 58s..

[In the margin, in the Auditor's handwriting:—"It apereth by an ordre made by mr North upon the Receivors accompte de anno p'ceden' that this is to be allowed to therle of Worcetor therfore make allowaunce thereof."]

He accounts for the issues of his farm of this year, unpaid, 17l. 19s. ½d.

Which are discharged here, for that they are charged in the Account of Matthew Herbert, esquire, Receivor there, this year; as in the same Account appears.

And so equally:

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Cogan.

For 65s. arising from the rents as well of free as of customary tenants there yearly; for 4l. 15s. 6d. of the farm of the demesne lands, or for any profit arising from perquisites of the Court there this year, he doth not answer; for that our lord the now [sic] King Henry 8th by his letters patent gave and granted unto George Herbert, knight, all that his Manor of Cogan aforesaid in the County of Glamorgan, with all its rights, members and appurtenances. . . . . . To hold of our aforesaid lord the King, his heirs and successors, in chief, by the service of the fortieth part of one knight's fee; as in the same letters patent, given at Westminster on the 19th day of April in the 35th year of the reign of the aforesaid king, more fully may appear.

Sum nothing.

Radure.

The Account of George Mathew, our lord the King's Farmer there, for the time aforesaid.

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Rents as well of free and customary tenants, as of the farm of the demesne lands. Nor does he answer for any profit arising from the rents as well of free as of customary tenants, together with the farm of the demesne lands, meadows and pastures within the Lordship of Radure aforesaid; for that the aforesaid Accountant is to answer to our lord the King therefor below. . . . . . .

Farm. But he answers for 4l. 14s.d. of the farm of the Manor of Radure with its appurtenances, and of all the demesne lands, and all other rents and profits there; so demised to farm unto George Mathew by letters patent of our lord the late King Henry 7th, granted unto David Mathew and his assigns . . . . . this year of his term the 45th.

Sum 4l. 14s.d.

Perquisites of Court. For any profit arising from perquisites of the Court there this year holden, he doth not answer; for that it is demised to farm, among others, unto the aforesaid Accountant, by the letters patent aforesaid, as there more fully appears.

Sum nothing.

Sum of the farm 4l. 14s.d.

Which are paid over unto Matthew Herbert, esquire, our lord the King's Receivor there, by acknowledgment of the same Receivor upon this Account, before the Auditor.

And so equally.

Pentirgh.

The Account of William Herbert, Prevost there, for the time aforesaid.

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Rents as well of free as of customary tenants. But he answers for 34s. 11d. arising or accruing from the rents as well of the free as of the customary tenants of the lord . . . . . . as by the Rental thereof renewed. . . . . . .

Sum 34s. 11d.

Farm of the demesne lands. And for 32s.d. of the farm of the demesne lands and waste there, so demised to farm unto divers tenants of this lordship. . . . . . .

Sum 32s.d.

"Commorth." For 8d. of a certain custom there, called "commorth," falling unto our lord the King among the tenants of this lordship, every other year, he does not answer here; for that it was charged last year, and ought to be charged again next year as being the second year.

Sum nothing.

Perquisites of Court. Nor does he answer for any profit arising from perquisites of the Courts there; for that no Courts were there holden, for the whole time of this Account.

Sum nothing.

Sum of the charge 67s. 7d.

Which are discharged here, for that our lord the now King, Edward the Sixth, hath granted the said lordship or manor of Pentyrth unto William Herbert, knight, and his heirs for ever; as above, in the Account of Myskyn Bedelry, where the letters patent are specified, may appear.

And equally.

Gryffithmor.

The Account of John Gwynne, our lord the King's Farmer there, for the time aforesaid.

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Farm. But he answers for 66s. 8d. of the farm of one pasture called Griffithmore, in Kyvor; whereof 8 acres (are) in Enormore, among the lands of the Lord Herbert, and the rest lie by the "causey" leading from Rumney to Cardiff, containing by estimation 52 acres; so demised to farm unto the aforesaid Accountant by letters patent of our lord the late King, Henry 7th, granted unto Walter Herbert, knight. To have and to hold the aforesaid pastures, with all and singular their appurtenances, for the term of 99 years. Rendering therefor yearly unto our aforesaid lord the King, his heirs and successors, five marks of good and lawful money of England . . . as in the same letters, given at Cardiff on the 11th day of January in the 19th year of the reign of the late King Henry the 7th after the conquest. . . . . . .

Sum 66s. 8d.

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County of Glamorgan.

Office of Escheator.

The Account of William Griffith, gentleman, our lord the King's Escheator there, for the time aforesaid.

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Escheated lands. But he answers for 10s. of the issues of a third part of three parcels of land lying and situate at Llanwo, within the Lordship of Glinrothney; one of which is called Blaen Cladach, the second called Penruye, the third called Ab'ken' Voye; late belonging to Hoell Gweyne Gogh, outlawed for the murder of one Lewis Muryke, by the aforesaid Hoell feloniously slain; and for that cause into the hands of our lord the King seized by his Escheators as an escheat. And it amounts by the year, beyond reprises, to 10s.; namely, of such issues within the time aforesaid happening. And there remains

Sum 10s..

Goods and chattels of felons and fugitives, with estrays and reliefs. For any profits arising or accruing from reliefs unto our lord the King falling after the death of any tenants of our said lord the King, because he held of him any lands and tenements by knight service and otherwise, he does not answer here; for that no such casualties have come into the hands of the said Accountant this year, as is asserted upon his oath. Nor does he answer for any sums of money arising from goods and chattels of felons fugitive and outlawed, nor from any estrays, this year; for that no such casualties happened within the time aforesaid.

Sum nothing.

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Office of Sheriff of the County of Glamorgan.

The Account of Miles Mathew, esquire, Sheriff aforesaid, accounting.

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Perquisites of the County, Hundreds and Sheriff's Tourns. Nor does he answer for any profit from perquisites of the County, Hundreds and Sheriff's Tourns holden in the time of John Basset, Sheriff last year; for that no extracts were thereof taxed by the Justices of our lord the King there, inasmuch as the inhabitants of the country there claim that they are thereof quit, as well by the death of the late King Henry 8th and the general pardon of our lord the now King Edward the Sixth, as by reason of the grant of a certain sum of money called "Mises," unto our lord the King within the County aforesaid due and leviable upon his first entry, according to the custom of the country, from of old used and continued; as is stated to the Auditor, on the oath of the Accountant and by relation of divers Justices, upon this Account.

Sum nothing.

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Goods and chattels of felons fugitive and outlawed, with waifs and estrays. Nor does he answer for any profit arising from goods and chattels of felons fugitive and outlawed, or from waifs and estrays there; for that no such casualties for the whole time of this Account there happened. . . . . . .

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Parcel of the lands and possessions of the late Monastery of Margam, Suppressed by Authority of Parliament.

Grange de More.

The Account of Edward Llewelyns, assign of Lewis ap Richarde, our lord the King's Farmer there, for the time aforesaid.

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Farm of the Grange aforesaid. But he answers for 6l. 13s. 4d. of a farm of the said Grange, with the appurtenances, by the year; so demised unto the aforesaid Lewis ap Richarde by indenture under the seal of the Convent of the said late Monastery of Margam, dated the 13th day of May in the 9th year of the reign of King Henry 8th. To have unto him and his assigns from the day of the making of (those) presents, until the end of a term of 90 years thence next ensuing and fully to be completed. Rendering therefor yearly as above. . . . Paying also unto the Bishop of Landaf 4s.. And the said Abbot and his successors shall have yearly of the said Grange 2 acres of hay for the Surveyor, by delivery of the farmer there. . . . . . .

Sum 6l. 13s. 4d.

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Kybworth and Cardiff.

The Account of John Lambert, our lord the King's Collector there, for the time aforesaid.

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Rents as well by indenture as at will. But he answers for 6l. 19s. 6d. of the rents of all and singular the tenants there, by the year. . . . . . .

Sum 6l. 19s. 6d.

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Parcel of the possessions of the late Monastery of Neth in the County of Glamorgan. * *

Rents in Kardiff.

But he answers for 10l. 10s. of the rents of all those lands and tenements there, by the year, in the tenure of Thomas Lychefelde by indenture under the seal of the Convent of the said late Monastery.

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Parcel of the possessions belonging to the late Monastery of Tewkesbury.

Lanyssen and Lucyvene.

The Account of Morgan Gwyne, clerk, Farmer there, for the time aforesaid.

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Farm. But he answers for 4l. of the farm of the mansion place, for the presbytery of Lanyssen, with the barns of Lanissen and Luciveine and with the lands and meadows to them belonging, late in the tenure of Richard John and John ap Griffith; now together demised unto John Bawdripp by indenture. . . . . . . as by certificate signed by the hand of William Barners, late Auditor there, and in the possession of William Hamerton the now Auditor remaining.

Sum 4l..

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Portions. But he answers for . . . . . . the rectory of the parish church of Saint ffagan, 3s. 4d. . . . . . .

Tithes. And for 30s. of the tithes of a certain water grist mill by Cardiffe, in the tenure of Thomas Lychefelde. . . . . . .

Pensions. And for 53s. 4d. of yearly pension issuing out of the vicarage of the parish church of Cardiff.

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