Addenda and corrigenda

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John Hobson Matthews (editor)

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1901

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'Addenda and corrigenda', Cardiff Records: volume 3 (1901). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=48180 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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ERRATA AND ADDENDA.

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6 13 vice and lege & 9
13 et seq. Note that the Earl of Gloucester preferred to cede to the King the temporalities of the See of Llandaff during its vacancy, rather than acknowledge, by contesting the matter in the Royal Courts, the King's power over the Marcher Lordship of Glamorgan and Morganwg.
10–11 The particulars of grants are here taken from the printed calendar, because it sets out concisely and in sufficient detail the contents of lengthy original documents which it was not worth while for me to print in full.
12 11 et seq. It seems to have been deemed fitting for King Edward's Welsh army to muster on the territory of the Bishop at Llandaff, rather than at the infant Earl's town of Cardiff. Probably also, these troops proceeded from Penarth by sea to Winchelsea.
17 11 vice we lege We
23 6 vice wholsome lege wholesome
" 16 vice Himself lege himself
29 30 John Singer was senior Vicar Choral of Llandaff cathedral at the Reformation. (See MS. Harl. 595; 69d., No. 10.) Probably his surname was derived from his office.
34 28 vice saidc lege saide
61 1 Rice Mericke (recté Rhys Meuric) was Clerk of the Peace for the County of Glamorgan, and author of a well-known history of the county, recently printed by the late Mr. Andrew Corbett.
68 4 vice he lege the
97 The notes on these two Chancery Proceedings, so widely removed from the former in point of date, are printed because I happened to have them by me, and thought it best to preserve them in conjunction with the others.
98 5 vice recommend lege commend
99 4 The ancient practice with regard to the probate of Wills in the diocese of Llandaff is not stated quite accurately. Before 1857, Wills were proved and kept at other places besides the Bishop's Court at Llandaff; as, for instance, at Usk and Christchurch in the county of Monmouth. On the abolition of the old episcopal and "peculiar" jurisdictions, the Wills were transferred from these various depositories to the Llandaff Probate Registry. At Llandaff the Wills were kept in the room over the Chapter House—where the Bishop's Transcripts of the Parish Registers are still preserved.
102 19 vice The latter two lege His lands at the two last-named places
133 22 vice Ch ffe lege Chaffe
167 There should be a double space between lines 6 and 7.
189 23 This Joseph Avery must surely have been the celebrated pirate, though the " Story of the Sea" states that he met his end at a place far distant from Wales.
192 11 The Bellhouse at Llandaff was an ancient and lofty tower standing on the slope south-west of the cathedral, close to Llandaff Green. It originally held a huge and famous bell. Some remains of the building still exist, at the back of an inn on the north-east side of Llandaff Green.
278 No. 1097. It should be stated that Mr. John Stuart Corbett has a copy of the documents in the action against the Earl of Pembroke for levying royalties, which concludes with judgment in favour of his right to do so. One effect of this judgment seems to have been to justify the Earl's contention that Senghenydd, Miscin etc. were each of them a Lordship Marcher in itself. It is a fact that the Lords of Cardiff Castle did exercise such marcher rights as the levying of mises and the taking of deodands. So late as the 18th century, the Lord took £5 the value of a deodand—a piece of iron whereby a man had been killed at Melyngriffith. In the middle of the same century a mise was levied on the death of (it is believed) the Viscountess Windsor. It was proposed to levy a mise on the death of Lord Bute, in the year 1814; but it was found that the cost of the assessment and collection would be greater than the sum raised.
341 Add that in 1779 a court adjoined the ruins of Shoemaker's Hall, and was stated to be subject to a chantry rent. (Rate Book.)
410 8 The Rev. Theodore Price was sequestered by the Commonwealth, and was sought after to be hanged; but he escaped to Bristol in disguise. He had then eight children. When, under Charles II., he was restored to his living, he had twelve children. "He was a very good scholar and a man of excellent life." John Morgan, an Anabaptist, succeeded him after the ejectment. The Rev. F. Davies, of Pentyrch, was also sequestered. (Walker, "Sufferings of the Clergy.")
455 15 At the Cardiff Free Library are two MS. volumes of Consistory Records, one of which (Phillips, No. 23760) contains a large number of documents relating to an action arising out of a dispute between Mr. William Lambert and Mr. Michael Richards as to which of them was duly elected Churchwarden of St. John's, Cardiff. Thomas Morgan was Lambert's attorney.
490 20 vice Corpn lege Corporation
513 9 from the bottom. Inter nine el crosslets lege cross-
514 2 The coat-of-arms No. 8 is Jenkins of Hensol (Einion Sais.)
ib. 4 from the bottom. Inter twelve et crosslets lege cross-
517 at the top. Alderman Henry Yeomans was the last of a merchant family which had been connected with the civic government of Cardiff for at least four hundred years.
518 at the top. The persons commemorated are the grandparents of Edmund Bernard Reece, Esq., Coroner for the Borough of Cardiff. (Reece of Porth-y-carn, Usk in the county of Monmouth.)
534 8 from the bottom. Mr. Charles Morgan, B.A., of Cardiff, tells me that his paternal grandfather, Richard Morgan, was buried in St. John's churchyard circa 1820. Possibly this almost illegible gravestone of a Morgan may be his.
537 18 Bassett Jones, of Cardiff, was a celebrated maker of Welsh harps. One of his instruments is preserved in the Cardiff Museum.
557 7 post fleur-de-lis lege counterchanged.
558 7 from the bottom. In "Notes and Queries" of 4 March 1865, a lady writes that the new organ in Llandaff cathedral has emblazoned on it, facing the congregation, the text: "O all ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the Lord!"

Doubt having been freely expressed as to whether the two Catholic priests (the Rev. Philip Evans, S.J., and the Rev. John Lloyd) were really executed in the manner indicated in my notes to the Gaol File of 1679 (Vol. II., p. 175), it may be well to give, together with a literal translation, the Sentence as entered on the Plea Roll of May anno 31 Car. 2 (1678). After the record of the conviction of Philip Evans, of Skerr in the county of Glamorgan, clerk, for that he, being a seminary priest ordained by authority of the Roman See, treasonably came, was and remained in the Principality of Wales, contrary to the Statute, the Sentence runs thus :—

"Quod predictus Philippus usque ad furcas de Cardiff trahetur et ibidem suspendatur per collum et vivus ad terram prosternatur et interiora sua extra ventrem suum capiantur ipsoque vivente comburantur et caput suum amputetur quodque corpus suum in quatuor partes dividatur ac quod caput et quarteria illa ponantur ubi dominus Rex ea assignare vult." [In margine: "Judicium."]

Translation.

"That the aforesaid Philip be drawn as far as the gallows of Cardift, and there be hanged by the neck, and alive be thrown to the ground, and his bowels be taken out of his belly and burned while he liveth, and his head be cut off, and that his body be divided into four parts, and that the head and those quarters be placed where our lord the King shall assign them." [In the margin: "Judgment."]

The sentence on the Rev. John Lloyd, of Penlline, is word for word the same.

The place of execution, known as Gallows Field, was situate near the old crosslanes on the eastern boundary of the Borough of Cardiff, at the junction of the parishes of Saint John and Roath. To identify the site as nearly as possible, it was the spot on which now stands the shop at the corner of Richmond Road and Crwys Road.

Mr. J. S. Corbett writes thus to the Archivist, under date 10 August 1901:—"In the second volume of the 'Cardiff Records,' p. 211, it is stated that a milkmaid was killed by a bull at Croft Castle Gwibley, Leckwith, in 1760. I remember being told when in the neighbourhood of the place, about 30 years ago, that bulls in the fields there were reputed to get very savage, and that a person was once killed by one there. . . . . As to Castle Gwibley itself, though there are some slight remains at the place, I do not think any building of importance is likely to have existed there. There are no records or notice of such in the Leckwith manorial documents, so far as I have observed. Weobly Castle, in Gower, was formerly called Castle Gwebley and was at one time (temp. Eliz.) owned by the Earls of Pembroke, also Lords of Leckwith; but I cannot suggest any reason for giving the name to what was probably little more than a cottage in Leckwith."