Extracts from Town Book, 1741-60
Resignation of the Schoolmaster. (fn. 1)
Jan. 4th 1741/2.
I am obliged to you for yr good wishes, and in Return
sincerely wish you and yr Family Many a happy New year, tho' if we
have the happyness to be renewd Our selves it is of no very great
Moment to us how few or many they are.
I thought it Sufficient to acquaint you and Mr Lloyd of my
Removing; however as it is judgd necessary to have it under my
This is to give Notice to all whom it may Concern that I have
and do quit & resign the School founded by the Late Cradock
Wells Alderman Witness my hand this 4th day of Janry 1741/2.
Herbert Lambert of Cardiff, gentleman, admitted Freeman 29 September 1741.
Proposed new Town Hall.
Cardiffe Town to witt. At a Court of Common Councell duly
held for the said Town on Thursday the 4th day of March in the year
of our Lord 1741 John Brewer One of the Serjeants at Mace for the
said Town having Made Oath that he had duly Summoned the
Members of the Corporation to attend there:
Whereas the Guildhall of the Said Town together with the
Councell Room Shops and prison underneath the same are become
very ruinous and much out of repair and upon Mature Consideration
of the same by us the Majority of the Corporation Duly Summoned
we Conceive that the Same is so very ruinous that it Cannot be
repaired but at a very Great Expence We have therefore thought
it most Convenient to have the same Entirely pulled down, and
as Severall Lords and Gentlemen have promised their Contributions
towards the Erecting of a New One We the Members of the said
Corporation who are here present and whose hands are hereunto
Subscribed being the Majority Do Nominate and appoint Roger
Powell the Younger, of the Town of Cardiffe in the County of
Glamorgan Esquire and Edmund Lloyd of the same Esquire or one
of them to receive the Contributions of said Lords and Gentlemen
who have been pleased to promise their Contributions or shall
hereafter Contribute towards the Same and all such Sumes as they
or either of them shall receive towards the Said Building shall be
disposed of and Laid out to such uses as the Majority of this
Corporation shall from time to time appoint And it is further Agreed
upon, that the Corporation shall every Week Meet to Consider how
the Same shall be Carried On and also to receive the Amounts of
the said Roger Powell and Edmund Lloyd or either of them And
it is also Agreed that the said Corporation shall Meet in the Said
Hall on Thursday next the Eleventh of this Instant Month at two
of the Clock in the afternoon to receive proposalls for pulling down
the said Hall and farther to Consult Concerning the Said Building
on Thursday in every Week during the time that the said Building
shall be Carried on and Compleatly ffinished And whereas it appears
most Convenient and less Expensive towards Carying on the Said
Building to hire a Limekiln for that purpose and burn the Lime We
direct the said Edmund Lloyd Esquire to rent a Lime Kiln for that
purpose and to pay for the Same the Sume of One & Thirty Shillings
and Six pence from this Day till the first day of May One Thousand
Seven hundred and fforty Three.
The following document, written on a long strip of parchment, was restored to
the Corporation by the kindness of Mr. O. H. Jones of Fonmon.
Whereas in pursuance of an Order of Councell made
at the Guildhall in Cardiffe on Thursday the fourth of
March 1741 by the Majority of the Corporation then present it was
amongst other things Ordered that Roger Powell the Younger and
Edmund Lloyd Esquires or either of them, Were appointed and
Constituted to receive Contributions towards the Building of a New
Town Hall for the said Town and afterwards to pay and account
for ye same as ye majority of this Corporac'on shall direct By Vertue
of which said Order We Do hereby Appoint and Constitute them the
said Roger Powell and Edmund Lloyd or either of them to receive
such Contributions and Sumes of Money as have already been Contributed or shall hereafter be Subscribed or Contributed towards
the Building or Carrying on the said building Designed for a Town
and County Hall In Witness whereof We have hereunto Sett our
hands and Caused our Common Corporation Seal to be hereunto
affixed this 4th day of March in the year of our Lord 1741.
Jon Thomas Jr
Cardiffe Town to Witt. At a Court of Common Councell duly
Summoned and held for the Said Towne on Munday the thirtieth
day of August One Thousand Seven hundred and fforty two it was
unanimously Agreed by the Majority of the Corporation then present
in manner following That where as the Corporation of the said Town
have begun by the generous Subscription of Severall Gentlemen
of the County of Glamorgan and others who have interest therein
to Carry on and Erect a new Town Hall for the Service of the said
Town and having been Defecient of a Competent Sume to Carry on
Compleat and finish the Building they have therefore thought proper
to Apply to the Justices of the Said County of Glamorgan aforesaid
for their Aid and assistance to Carry on the Same out of the Publick
Stock of the Said County of Glamorgan which the Said Justices on
the behalf of the Said County of Glamorgan have been pleased to
promise the Sume of one hundred pounds upon Condition that they
shall have the use of the Same when finished for the holding of as
well the Great Sessions as the Quarter Sessions and also for a room
in the Said Building for the Keeping of the Records of the said
County In pursuance whereof we whose names are hereunto
Subscribed do authorize Constitute nominate and appoint in the
Name of the Bailiffs Aldermen and Burgesses of the Corporation of
Cardiffe in the County of Glamorgan George Watkins and John Okey
Esquires to Contract on behalf of the said Corporation with the said
Justices of the Said County or any others whom they shall for that
purpose appoint in Order to Sign any Contract with the said County
for the purposes aforesaid as to them shall seem meet and best for the
advantage and Good of the said Town
Jno Thomas Town Clerk.
N. B. The above Order was Agreed upon by the Councell who
were appointed to meet at the dwelling house of Mr David Owen
where the Same was then Signed in the presence of Geo. Watkins
and John Okey Esquires the then Bailiffs
Bailiffs of the Town of Cardiffe.
Cardiffe Town To witt. Ordered by the Majority of the
Councell of this Town duly held and Summoned to Meet at the
Dwellinghouse of David Owen on Thursday the 30th of August 1742
that the Sume of Sixty three Shillings be remitted and paid to
Edward Herbert Gentleman late Town Clerk of this Town by Geo.
Watkins and John Okey Esquires the Bailiffs of this Town and the
Same be allowed them in their Accounts.
Signed in the presence of
Geo. Watkins and Jon Okey
Esquires the present Bailiffs
of this Corporation
Jon Thomas Jnr
Jon Thomas Jr
Cardiffe Town To Witt. The Ninth day of September One
Thousand Seven hundred and fforty two Herbert Mackworth of
Gnoll in the County of Glamorgan Esquire having produced an
Instrument under the hand and seal of the right Honourable the Lord
Viscount Windsor bearing Date the Twentieth day of April 1741
appointing the said Herbt Mackworth Esquire Constable of the Castle
of Cardiffe during his Lordships will and pleasure Only and he was
Accordingly Sworn in Constable of the Castle of Cardiffe aforesaid
Phillip Stephens, of Cardiff, tobacconist, elected an Alderman 8 September 1743,
in the room of William Mathews deceased.
John Laurence of Saint Donat's in the county of Glamorgan, gentleman, and
Charles Gibbon, of the same place, yeoman, sworn Freemen 29 September 1743.
Cardiffe Town to Wit. ffriday the 17th of December 1743 at a
Court of common Councell duly Sum[m]oned and held for the said Town
we the Majority of the Corporation then present do Order Agree and
Consent as followeth that is to Say
Whereas William Richards of the Said Town of Cardiffe
Gentleman Stands indebted to the Bailiffs Aldermen and Burgesses
of this Corporation by bond in the penall Sume of Eighty pounds
Conditioned for ye payment of fforty pounds with interest for the
Same which said Bond is long since due and unpaid and also the
Interest for ye same we do upon mature Consideration of the
premisses Order the Town Clerk of the said Town to putt the said
Bond in Execution and Sue the said William Richards So as to obtain
a Judgement against him or otherwise to recover the said Money which
when recovered we do likewise Order to be applied towards the
Expence of Carrying on the building of the New Guild hall in this
Corporation And We Do likewise Confirm all orders heretofore by
us made for the Sueing and prosecuting all such persons or tenants
that are in Arrears of rent to the Said Corporation.
Cardiffe Town To Witt. Thursday the 5th of January 1743
Jno. Phillip of the said Town Tobacconist was Sworn an Alderman
of the said Town in the Room of Mr William Matthews Gentleman
one of the Aldermen of the said Town lately Deceased before
Herbert Mackworth Esquire Constable of the Castle of Cardiffe
[in the said Castle] (fn. 2)
John Jenkin, of Cardiff, glazier, admitted to the freedom 1 January 1743, before
the Bailiffs, and paid for his admission £1.
James Nooth, organist, and David Prichard, joiner, both of Cardiff, admitted
Freemen 29 March and 1 April 1744, respectively.
Cardiffe Town To Witt. Saturday the 31st of March 1744
Arthur Williams and Edmund Lloyd Esquires Were Sworn Baillifs of
the Said Town of Cardiffe by Herbert Mackworth Esquire Constable
of the Castle of Cardiffe at the Said Castle.
At the same time Walter Rosser Malster was Sworn One of the
Serjeants at Mace of the said Town.
Thursday the 5th of April 1744 the following persons were
Sworn into the Office of Constables for the Severall Wards within
this Town before Arthur Williams and Edmund Lloyd Esqrs Bailiffs
of the said Town That is to Say
|Thomas Thomas ffarrier
||Constables of the High Street Ward.
|Nicholas Price Victualler
|John Evan Victualler
||Constables of the East Ward.
|John Jenkin Glazier
|John Martin Labourer
||Constables of the West Ward.
|William Richard Victualler
|John Watkin Joyner &
||Constables of the South Ward.
|ffrancis Bowen Shoemaker
Saturday the Ninth of April 1744
|Were Sworn Clks. of Shambles
Arthur Williams and
Edmund Lloyd Esqrs
then Bailiffs of the Said Town.
Freemen or Burgesses admitted as follows:—
John Scott, of St. John's parish, Cardiff, barber, 1744 June 28; fee 3s. 4d.
Robert Watkins, of Cardiff, mariner, August 27; fee 20s.
Richard Priest, of Cardiff, mariner, Sept. 4; fee 3s. 4d.
George Williams, of Cardiff, baker, same day; fee 20s.
John Priest, of Cardiff, maltster, Sept. 5; fee 3s. 4d.
Richard Driver, of Cardiff, mason, same day; fee 20s.
Thomas Farmer, of Bristol, ship carpenter, Sept. 14; fee 20s.
Edward Read, of Wick in the county of Glamorgan, yeoman, Sept. 29; fee
Edward Lambert of Cardiff, gentleman, March 4; fee not named.
Cardiffe Town To Witt. Munday the fourth of March One
Thousand Seven hundred and ffourty four at a Court of Common
Councell Duly Summoned and then held for the Said Town by the
Majority of the Corporation then present an Assistant being wanted
in the said Corporation in the room of Mr John Thomas Deceased
Mr Edward Lambert of the said Town Gentleman was Duly Elected
and Sworn an Assistant or Capitall Burgess in his stead as witness
Jon Thomas Jnr
On the same occasion John Whiteing the younger, of Cardiff, shopkeeper, was
chosen an Assistant or Capital Burgess, in the room of Phillip Stephens lately elected
an Alderman. The same signatures are appended as before, with the addition of
Admitted to the freedom:—
1745 August 29. William Thomas, of Cardiff, apothecary; fee 3s. 4d.
Sept. 17. John Thomas, of Cardiff, millwright; fee 20s.
27th. Francis Durbrow, of Cefn Mabley.
Edmund Thomas Rees, of Llanfedw.
Edward Thomas, of Llanedern, yeoman.
William David Llewellin, of Llanedern.
Thomas David, of Llanedern, yeoman.
Thomas Evan, of Llanedern, yeoman.
Thomas Humberstone, of Llanfedw.
28th. Cadogan Evan, of Llantrisant, yeoman.
Evan Thomas, of Llantrisant, yeoman.
William David, of Llanharan, carpenter.
Edward Howell, of Llantrisant, yeoman.
David Richard, of Marcross.
William Wathan, of Llantwit, yeoman.
Edward William, of Nash, yeoman.
William Thomas, of Sully, mariner.
James Thomas, of Llanharry, yeoman.
John Lewis, of Leckwith, yeoman.
Edmund Morgan, of Cardiff, millwright.
Thomas Griffith, of Cardiff, tobacconist.
Arthur Williams junior, of Cardiff, glover.
John Tomb, of Saint Donat's, yeoman.
Richard Howell, of St. Donat's, yeoman.
Richard William Owen, of Aberdare, yeoman.
1745 November 4 Monday. At a Court of Aldermen, John Phillip, Capital
Burgess, was elected an Alderman in the room of William Lambert, deceased.
1745 January 13 Monday. Watkin Morgan of Cardiff, shoemaker, was sworn a
Burgess or Freeman; fee 3s. 4d.
January 15. John Okey and Philip Stephens were sworn Bailiffs; David
Prichard, joiner, and John Jenkin, glasier, were sworn Serjeants at Mace; and John
Phillips, Capital Burgess, was sworn an Alderman; all in the Castle of Cardiff,
before Herbert Mackworth, esq., Constable of the said Castle.
Constables sworn 23 January 1745.
Henry Dunne, victualler.
Thomas Watkin, shoemaker.
High Street Ward.
John Thomas, millwright.
Michael Brewer junior, peruke-maker.
Nicholas Jones, tiler.
Joseph Jones, baker.
Jacob Rosser, shoemaker.
Thomas Price, tailor.
1746 June 27. Griffith Griffiths, of Cardiff, apothecary and surgeon, admitted to
the freedom; fee 4 guineas.
1746 July 21 Monday. Thomas Seabrook, Capital Burgess, elected Alderman
in the room of John Phillips deceased.
1746 Sept. 3 Wednesday. Francis Bowen, of Cardiff, shoemaker, admitted Freeman; fee 3s. 4d. Also William Dolben of the City of Oxford, esquire; fee not
1746 Sept. 29 Monday. Jacob Rosser, of Cardiff, shoemaker; Edward James,
of the parish of Llanfair Discoed in the county of Monmouth, yeoman; and
William Alexander, of the parish of Sully, mariner, admitted Freemen.
Weights and Measures.
Cardiffe Town to Witt. At a Court of Common Councell Duly
Summoned and held for the said Town on Munday the 20th of
October 1746 David Prichard one of the Serjeants at Mace of the
said Town having made Oath that he legally Summoned the Members
of the said Corporation who at present reside within the said Town
or the precincts thereof
Whereas it appears to the Members of the Corporation of the
said Town in Councell assembled that there is by severall publicans
and others resideing near or in the Markett of the said Town kept
Severall Beams Scales and Weights for the Weighing of all Goods
Merchandizes Victualls provisions and other Commodities and it
appearing that such Beams Scales and Weights are not iust and
lawfull and Agreeable to the Standard which is a Great prejudice
as well to the sellers of such Goods merchandizes victualls provisions
and other Commodities as Buyers and we duly considering the same
to be a very great Oppresion, do Hereby Order and Consentt, that
the Bailiffs of this Town for the time being do immediately as soon
as convenient time will allow and permitt fitt up the room under the
Hall, designed for A Weighouse and procure and buy two Beams
two pair of Scales and all proper Weights for the Weighing of all
such Goods wares Merchandizes provisions and Victualls, and also
appoint a proper person to take Care of Such Weighhouse Beams
Scales and Weights and iustly and truly weigh all such Commodities
as shall be brought to ye said Town on Markett days or other days
for Sale and also to appoint a proper person as a Cooper to Assist
in the Weight of all Butter or other Commodities as shall require
ye attendance of Such a person which Said room is hereby Ordered
and Appointed to be the publick and Common Weighhouse of the
said Town and no other And the profitts thereof to be apply'd to
ye Use of the Bailiffs Ald'men and Burgesses of the said Town.
Swearing Clerks of the Shambles.
1746 November 15 Saturday. John Hewin, of Cardiff, and Thomas John, of
Saint Nicholas, butchers, were sworn Clerks of the Shambles, by Bailiff John Okey.
1746 January 17 Saturday. Thomas Seabrooke, joiner, was sworn Alderman
in the stead of John Phillips deceased, before Herbert Mackworth, esquire, Constable
of the Castle.
The Cardiff Quakers.
Cardiffe Town To Witt. At a Court of Common Councell duly
Summoned and held for the said Town on Thursday the 5th day of
ffebruary 1746 David Prichard One of the Serjeants at Mace of the
said Town having first made Oath that he had legally Summoned the
Members of the Corporation who at present reside within the Limits
of the said Town.
Whereas the Bailiffs of this Corporation has been applied to for
and on Behalf of the people called Quakers desiring that the said
Quakers may have the use of this Town hall for their Generall Yearly
meeting for the Exercise of their Religion According to their Custom
this next Ensuing Spring in pursuance of which request We the
Bailiffs Aldermen & Burgesses, of the said Corporation being now in
Councell assembled for that purpose and taking the said request into
Consideration do hereby unanimously consent and Agree to permitt
and Suffer them the said Quakers to hold such their General and
yearly meeting for the Exercise of their said religion in the said Town
Hall for any reasonable time provided such meeting be not kept
during the time that the Great Sessions for the County of Glamorgan
be held and also that they the said Quakers, shall be Bound and
obliged to make good any damages, that shall be done or Committed
in the said Hall during their meeting therein, And We do hereby Order our Town Clerk to make out Such Admission, under our
Common Seal. Witness our hands
David Owen Thos Mathews.
Admissions of Freemen or Burgesses:—
1747 June 20. Charles Edwin of Llanfihangel in the county of Glamorgan,
July 6. Francis Pinkney, of Neath, clerk.
Thomas Lewis of Llanishen, esquire.
Swearing the Public Weighman.
Cardiffe Town to Witt. Saturday the 25th of July 1747 John
Abbis of the said Town Ironmonger was Sworn publick Weigher of
all Wares Goods and Merchandizes weighed in the publick Weighhouse in the said Town and Also to render a just Account to the
Magistrates of the same of all Sumes of money by him had and
received for ye weighing of Such Goods According to ye Usual
Custom of payment for Weighing any goods before John Okey
Esquire Senr Bailiff of the said Town
Admissions of Freemen or Burgesses:—
1747 Aug. 20. John Martin, of Cardiff, labourer.
Joseph Thomas, of Cardiff, sadler; fee 3s.4d.
Sept. 29. Daniel Jones, of Llantwit Major, yeoman.
Edward Wilkin, of Llantwit Major, yeoman.
David Thomas, of Llantwit Major, yeoman.
Charles Morgan, of Saint Donat's, yeoman.
Rowland Carey, of Cardiff, victualler.
Richard Thomas, of Lisvane, yeoman.
William Thomas, of Llanishen, yeoman.
Morgan Rees, of Llanishen, yeoman.
Llewellin Powell, of Llanfihangel-y-fedw, yeoman.
William David, of Saint Donat's, yeoman.
Oct. 29. John Estons, of Cardiff, shoemaker; fee 3s. 4d.
Then follow entries of the binding of Town Apprentices. The first only is here
transcribed in full:—
Parish Apprentices bound.
|The Seventeenth of November 1747 John
Phillips Son of John Phillips late of the said
Town Alderman was bound An Apprentice to Griffith Griffiths of the
said Town Apothecary for the term of Seven Years.
1747 Jan. 23. Thomas son of William Lacy, of Saint George's, clerk, bound
Apprentice to David Prichard, of Cardiff, joiner.
Feb. 15. William son of William Purcell, of Cardiff, shoemaker, bound
Apprentice to his said father.
John son of the said William Purcell, bound Apprentice to his said father.
March 16. Thomas Waters, son of Mary Waters, widow, bound Apprentice to
William Jenkins, of Cardiff, tallow chandler.
Thursday the 17 March 1747 John Jenkin of the said Town
Victuallr was duly Sworn publick weigher in the said Town & to
render a just Account of what Money he receives for the Weighing
of all Such Goods (to be allowed half for his trouble) when called
upon there was at the same time delivered into the Custody of the
said John Jenkin a large Beam & Scales 2 half hundreds 2 quarters
of a hundred two fourteen pound Weights two Seven pounds two
four pounds all Iron one Brass two pound one Brass one pound
1748 April 8. William son of William Thomas, late of Cardiff, fisherman,
deceased, was bound Apprentice to Emanuel Jones, of Cardiff, shoemaker.
May 25. George son of William Evans, late of Cardiff, victualler, deceased, was
bound Apprentice to Thomas Morgan, of Cardiff, joiner.
Sept. 21. Wednesday. At Cardiff Castle, before Herbert Mackworth, esquire,
Constable of the Castle, Arthur Williams and George Watkins, Aldermen, were sworn
Bailiffs; and Edward Noble, victualler, and Jacob Rosser, were sworn Serjeants at
26th. The following were sworn Constables:—
High Street Ward.
29th. The following were made free:—
John Portrey, of Llantwit Major, yeoman.
William Morgan, of Cardiff, tobacconist.
Rees Charles, of Monknash, yeoman.
David Prichard of Wick, gentleman.
Thomas Williams, of Llanishen, Yeoman.
Edward Waters, of Uske in the county of Monmouth, apothecary.
Oct. 13. Christopher Phillips, of Penarth, tailor; fee 3s. 4d.
28th Henry Yeomans, Capital Burgess, chosen Alderman vice Alexander
Purcell senior deceased.
Edward Lambert, Capital Burgess, chosen Alderman vice Thomas Morgan
Nov. 2. John Bird, son of Margaret Bird, of Cardiff, widow, was bound
Apprentice to Jacob Rosser, of the parish of Saint Mary in the said
Jan. 23. Cradock Nowell, of Cardiff, tanner, admitted to the freedom; fee
Cardiffe Town To Witt. At a Court of Aldermen duly Summoned
and held for the said Town on Thursday the 9th of February 1748 it
appearing unto us the Aldermen then Assembled according to such
Summons and whose hands are hereunto subscribed that Llewellin
Williams of Duffryn Esqr Steward of this Town is lately deceased
So that the Office of Steward of the said Town is now Vacant We
do therefore in pursuance of the power granted to us by the Charters
of the said Town as also according to the Antient Customs of the
said Town Elect William Powell of the Inner Temple London Esqr
Barrister at Law to be and act in the Office of Steward of the said
Town in the Stead and place of the said Llewellin Williams Dece'd
as Wittness our hands the day and year aforesaid
Cardiffe Town To Witt. Saturday the 25th March 1749 William
Powell of the Middle Temple Esqr was Admitted and Sworn a
Burgess or ffreemand of the said Town by Arthr Williams and
George Watkins Esqrs Bailiffs of the said Town
Cardiffe Town To Witt the same Day the said William Powell
was Sworn into the Office of Steward of the said Town by Arthr
Williams and George Watkins Esqrs Bailiffs of the said Town
Cardiffe Town To Witt. Att a Court of Common Councell
duely Summoned and held on Wednesday The Twenty third day
of August 1749 Four assistants or Capital Burgesses Being Wanted
In the room of Mr John Phillips and Mr Thomas Seabrook who were
both Sworn Aldermen and In the place and Stead of Mr Richard
Jenkins and Mr Gabriel Lewis Late Assistants deceased We whose
hands are hereunto Subscribed Do Elect and Choose by a Majority of
The Corporation then present Mr Cradock Nowel Tanner Mr Arthur
Williams the Younger Mr Edward Watters and Mr William Brewer
Marriner As Witness our hands.
Cardiffe Town To Witt. Wednesday 23d of August 1749
Mr Cradock Nowell Tanner, Mr Arthur Williams The Younger and
Mr Edward Walters apothecary were sworn assistants of this Town
pursuant to the preceeding Election
At the same Time It appearing That Severall persons stand
Indebted for Rent Due to this Corporation It is hereby Ordered That
The present Townclerck May & do forthwith Take all proper and Due
measures to Compell them to pay the same and that The Expence
thereof be Allowed out of the Town Stock
29th September 1749 Lloyd Lamphey of St Donats Yeoman
William Portrey of Cardiffe Sadler and Edward Prichard Junr of Wick
yeoman were admitted and Sworn Burgesses or ffreemen of ye Sd
Town of Cardiffe before George Watkins Esqr one of the Bailiffs of
ye said Town.
Cardiffe Town To Witt. Thursday the 5th of September 1749
Henry Yeomans of the said Town Glover was Sworn an Alderman
of the said Town in the room and stead of Alexander Purcell Esqr
alderman lately deceased before Herbert Mackworth Esqr Constable
of the Castle of Cardiffe.
Edward Lambert, maltster, was sworn an Alderman in the room of Thomas
Morgan deceased, as above.
Cardiffe Town the Nineteenth Day of January 1749 Edmund
Lloyd and John Okey Esqrs were sworn Bailiffs of the Town of
Cardiffe before Herbert Mackworth Esqr Constable of the Castle
At the same time John Jenkin Taylor and Richard Driver
Victualler were Sworn into the office of Serjeants at Mace for the
Their Constables are sworn as under.
Henry Jones Joyner
Howel Harry Victualler
High Street Ward.
Thomas Lewis Tyler
Cardiffe Town To Wit. Wednesday the 18 April 1750 Rees
David of Cardiffe Shoemaker was admitted & Sworn a Burgess or
ffreeman of the said Town by Edmd Lloyd and John Okey Esqrs the
then Bailiffs and paid for such his admission the sume of 3s. 4d.
1750 August 13. Richard Mollsop, of Cardiff, shoemaker, admitted a Burgess;
30th. Gabriel Lewis, of Cardiff, feltmaker, admitted a Burgess; fee 3s. 4d.
Septr. 29. The following were admitted Burgesses: —
William Morgan, of Llantrisant, tiler.
William Llewellin, of Llanharan, yeoman.
John George, of Lavernock, yeoman.
William Thomas of Dyffryn Ffrwd, gentleman.
Thomas Howells, of Caerphilly, currier.
Jany. 3. The following:—
Charles Halfpenny of the town of Monmouth, gentleman.
William Parry, of Cardiff, Doctor of Physic.
William Parry junior of Salisbury, gentleman.
The Serjeant Sworn to the Due Summons of the Corporation.
Cardiffe Town to Wit. At a Court of Common Councell duly
Summoned and held for the said Town on Wednesday the 9th of
January one thousand Seven hundred and ffifty three Common
Councell Men or Assistants being wanting in the Corporation to fill
up the Same According to the Antient and accustomed Method of
Choosing and electing the same, Arthur Tanner Currier David
Prichard Joyner and Ralph Bowen Innkeeper were this day duly
elected admitted and sworn Common Councell Men or assistants of
the said Corporation for that purpose duly assembled and met
together as Witness our hands the day and year aforesaid.
1750 Jany. 9. Cradock Nowell, John Whiteing and John Thomas, Assistants,
were elected Aldermen.
16th. William Brewer, of Cardiff, mariner, was admitted a Burgess; fee 3s. 4d.
24th. George Watkins and Henry Yeomans, Aldermen, were sworn Bailiffs, at
the Castle, by Herbert Mackworth, Esqr., the Constable; and William Portrey and
Watkin Morgan were on the same occasion sworn Serjeants at Mace by the said
The Constables sworn by the said Bailiffs were:—
High Street Ward.
William Stone, perukemaker
Rees David, shoemaker.
Hopkin Jenkin, victualler
Lewis William, victualler.
Arthur Freeman, gunsmith
John Lewis, labourer.
John Martin, labourer
Thomas Edward, labourer.