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VOLUME I. 

THE COLEMAN DEEDS 



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VOL. I. 

THE COLEMAN DEEDS 



COMPILED BY 

FRANCIS GREEN 

Editor of "West Wales Historical Records." 



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Five hundred copies of this work were 

printed at the private printing press 

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National Library of Wales, 

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HIS Volume (the first of a series dealing with the exten- 
sive collection of Deeds and Documents in the 
National Library of Wales) contains a Calendar of the Deeds 
relating to Wales purchased from the representatives of the 
late Mr. James Coleman. Some of the Deeds of Welsh 
\. counties had been disposed of before the National Library 

^ came into existence, which accounts for the limited number 

of entries under some counties. 

The nature of the Calendar is explained in the Intro- 
duction by Mr. Francis Green, to whom the compilation 
was entrusted by the Council. 

It is believed that the particulars given will be of service 
to persons engaged in historical research, and facilitate 
reference to the originals. Further volumes of the series 
axe in preparation. 

It is intended to issue a full index to the contents of this 
and other volumes as part of the project. This will come 
later. It was felt to be undesirable to further delay the 
issue of this volume, which was in hand when the Great War 
interfered with all work of this nature. 

JOHN BALLINGER, 

Librarian. 
i2,th January, 1921. 






introduction 



^^N the compilation of this Calendar one object has been 
-^ kept stedfastly in view — condensation without the 
omission of any information contained in the original docu- 
ments which might be useful to students of history or 
genealogy, so that, save in exceptional cases, a reference to 
the original deeds might be unnecessary. In order to save 
space much of the legal phraseology contained in the original 
documents has been omitted or contracted. For example 
where a deed grants or demises an estate for life in survivor- 
ship to two or more persons, the Calendar merely states 
that the estate is granted or demised, as the case may be, 
to such persons for their lives, and it must be understood 
that such estate is held by them for their lives in 
survivorship. 

Place and personal names have been printed as written 
in the original documents, no attempt having been made to 
correct the spelling or form of the names even when obviously 
incorrect. In the original documents personal or place 
names beginning either with ' F ' or ' ff ' are almost invari- 
ably commenced with ' ff ' and this has been followed in the 
Calendar for the information of the reader, although strictly 
speaking the form ' ff ' is undoubtedly the symbol of ' F.' 

In respect of wills it was obviously impossible for space 
considerations to give in the Calendar all bequests con- 
tained in many of the originals, but care has been taken to 
include in the Calendar the names and descriptions of all 
relatives mentioned, and all bequests which from their nature 
were of peculiar interest. 



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Dots indicate words in the original which are indecipher- 
able, either on account of the decay of the parchment or 
faded ink, and dashes represent blanks in the originals. 
Words enclosed in square brackets are either suggested 
renderings of unreadable or unintelligible verbiage in the 
originals, or explanatory matter supplied by the compiler. 

In the Calendar the documents of each county are 
grouped together so far as possible, but when properties in 
different counties are included in one deed, the document 
is placed under the county in which the most important 
property is situated. 

For the information of readers unversed in the old 
methods used for the transfer of land it may be well to 
explain that in very early times a conveyance of land was 
effected by a deed of feoffment (which is described in this 
Calendar as a ' Grant ') followed by livery of seisin, and 
usually by a deed of release of all the grantor's interest in 
the property. After the passage of the Statute of Uses 
27 Hen. VIII, a conveyance of land was found to be more 
conveniently made by means of two deeds respectively 
called a lease and release ; that is to say, the property was 
in the first place leased to the proposed grantee for a short 
period, generally for a year at a pepper corn rent, and on the 
following day a release was executed by the grantor, which 
completed the conveyance. The same procediure was 
adopted in the case of a mortgage of land. 

Bonds appealed very strongly to the legal profession in 
by-gone days, and were used for a variety of purposes. Even 
when land was being transferred, a bond for quiet enjoy- 
ment of the property was often required by the legal repre- 
sentative of the purchaser, in addition to the covenants for 
quiet enjoyment contained in the conveyances. In the 
case of mortgages in Wales, it is not uncommon to find that 



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the so called mortgage deed was an actual conveyance of the 
property without any clause for redemption on payment of 
the principal and interest, and in addition the mortgagor 
generally had to enter into a bond for quiet enjoyment of 
the mortgaged property by the mortgagee. Sometimes 
this bond contained a stipulation for the redemption of the 
land, and in other cases a bond was given by the mortgagee 
to reconvey the property on payment of principal and in- 
terest. In the event of the bond being lost or destroyed 
there was of course no documentary evidence to prove 
that the transaction was not an actual conveyance of the 
property to the mortgagee. 

In a Calendar of this kind containing so many thousands 
of personal and place names it is too much to hope that no 
errors will be found. One of the difficulties encountered 
by the compiler has been in connection with the translation 
of the personal names of Riceus and Richardus in the early 
deeds which were generally written in Latin. In deeds 
relating to Wales the name Richardus is undoubtedly the 
equivalent of Richard, and Riceus is usually interpreted as 
Rees, Rhys or Rice. Yet this cannot be accepted as a hard 
and fast rule as there is clear evidence that in some cases 
Riceus was used either as a contraction or as the equivalent 
for Richard. 

FRANCIS GREEN. 
Glanymor, St. Davids, 

4ih Jan., 1921. 





Cotttente 


Prefatory Note 


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Introduction . 


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Anglesey 


Nos. 976-1014 


Brecknock 


i-ioo, 1450-1453, 1501 


Cardigan 


.. 101-177,1454-1461 


Carmarthen 


. . 178-350, 1468-1482 


Carnarvon 


.. 1015-1059 


Cornwall 


1532 


Cumberland 


•• 1533 


Denbigh 


. . 1060-1112 


Flint 


1151-1368,1484 


Glamorgan 


788-946, 1485 


Gloucester 


1534 


Hereford 


1500, 1504, 1507-8, 1530 


Lancaster 


1535 


Merioneth 


•• 1369-1405 


Monmouth 


. . 1406-1449 


Montgomery 


460-787, iii2a-ii5o, 1486-7, 1504 


Pembroke 


. . 351-459. I488-I498 


Radnor 


947-975, 1499, 1502, 1503, 1504 


Shropshire 


1506. I509-I5I4 


Suffolk, Will oe 


Leonard Lloyd of . . 1525-1529 


Wales and the jV 


[arches.. .. .. 1505,1531 



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Deeds and Documents 



D.D. 1. Grant, dated 20 June 1540, by Hoell ap 
Thomas ap Philip ap David of the lordship of Crughoell, 
CO. Brecon, husbandman, to Roger ap Gwilym ap Jenkin of a 
parcel of land with its appurtenances, to wit, in length from 
the land of John ap Thomas ap Philip David to the road 
leading from lylannelly to L,langattok, and in breadth from 
the land of Richard ap Thomas ap Philipp ap David and of 
Philipp ap Thomas ap Philipp David to the land of Meredith 
ap Meredith, now in the tenure of Margaret vergh Robert, 
situate in the parish of Llannelly, in the lordship aforesaid. 
Latin. 

D.D. 2. Grant, dated i October 1549, by Philip ap 
David ap leuan ap Ivlewelin of Llannelly near Crughoell 
CO. Brecon, yeoman, to John ap leuan ap John of a cottage 
with its appurtenances, to wit, in length from the meadow of 
the aforesaid Philip to the lord's waste there, and in breadth 
from the land of Hoell ap Jenkin called Cray eke ye keefale to 
the land of Hoell ap Hoell, and the late lands of Philip ap Hoell, 
situate in the parish aforesaid, at the yearly rent of id. pay- 
able at Michaelmas at the said Philip ap David's land called 
Koytte kay. Latin. 

D.D. 3. Grant, dated 16 February 1592-3, by Robert 
Knollys of Caversham co. Oxford, esq., and Katherine, 
his wife, to William Parry of Treberred, co. Brecon gent., 

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and John Watkyn of lylanhamloughe in the same county, 
gent., of all that manor with appurtenances, situate in 
the parishes of lylanvillo and Llandevilog, co. Brecon, called 
the manor of Moote, and all that manor with appurtenances 
called the manor of Leghvaine, situate in the said county of 
Brecon, and all the manor of Skatherogg, situate in the parish 
of Irlansanfred in the said count>'. Consideration money £390. 
Latin. 

D.D. 4. Grant, dated i December 1595, by Howel 
John Harrie of Lanellie, co. Brecon, yeoman, and William 
John Harrie, yeoman, of the same parish, in consideration of 
a certain sum of money, to Morgan Rosser of lyanellie, yeo- 
man, of the moiety of a messuage and close of land commonly 
called Tire gwast mayre, now in the occupation of John ap 
Rees and Maude, his wife, and situate in the parish of Lanellie, 
at the yearly rent of id. payable to the lord of the fee. Wit- 
nesses : Watkin Lewis, Philipe Howell, Meredith ap Rosser, 
Thomas ap Rosser, David Thomas, Morgan John leuan. 
Latin. 

D.D. 5. Deed Poll, dated i June 1598, (reciting an 
indenture, dated 24 July 1539, whereby Walter Thomas of 
Written, CO. Essex, gent., leased to one David ap leuan ap 
Llewelyn of the parish of Llanellie, two parcels of land with 
appurtenances, whereof the first is called Tire y thewenith, 
and the second parcel called Tire llette ora situate in the said 
parish within the lordship of Crichowell, for a term of 99 years 
at the yearly rent of 6s. 8d.), being an assignment by William 
John of Llanellie, co. Brecon, yeoman, and John ap John 
of the same parish (the heirs of the aforesaid David ap 
leuan) to Watkine Lewes of the said parish, of the moiety of 
the above premises for the residue of the said term of 99 years. 
Consideration : a certain sum of money. Witnesses : Thomas 
ap Richard Philip, Rees William Philip Powell, Thomas 
William, William Watkin and others (not named). 

D.D. 6. Release, dated 27 June, 1598, by Margaret 
verghe Philip of Llambeder, co. Brecon, widow, one of the 
daughters and co-heirs of Philip Thomas, deceased, to Watkin 
Thomas ap Gwillim of Llambeder aforesaid, husbandman, 
of a close or parcel of arable, pasture and woodland with 
appurtenances containing by estimation 3 acres, situate in 
the parish of Lambeder, co. Brecon, between the river called 
Bysighe, the land of John William Thomas Llewelyn, the late 
land of Thomas ap Gwillim, and the land of William Price, 
on all or either sides of the same. Consideration : a certain 



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sum of money. Witnesses : Thomas Lewis, clerk, Thomas 
Lewis, Watkiu ap Thomas, Watkin Llywelin Philip, Thomas 
ap leuan Thomas, Philip Harry Philip with others (not 
named) . Latin. 

D.D. 7. Grant, dated i September 1608, by William 
David Morgan of the parish of Creighoell, co. Brecon, gent., 
and Henry David Thomas of the same parish, yeoman, to 
Janet verch William David Thomas of the said parish, spinster, 
of a garden called Gardd rhwg y ddydy containing by estimation 
half an acre (?) of arable land situate in the parish aforesaid 
between the orchard of the said William, the land of the said 
Henry called Yr ardd war y ty and Croft y lloi, the land of 
Thomas Henry called Pen y rhyw, and the road leading 
towards the lord's hill or waste. Latin. 

D.D. 8. Exemplification, dated Welshpool, 24 July 
1613, of a final concord, dated 11 May 1612, whereby three 
messuages, three gardens, four acres of arable land, three 
acres of meadow land, four acres of pasture, two acres 
of wood, and four acres of furze and heath with appur- 
tenances in Llansanfrayd and Melynog Vechan are admitted 
by Edward ap Howell ap Edward gent., and Katherine, his 
wife, to be the propertj' of Evan Edwards, clerk. Latin. 

D.D. 9. Indenture, dated 16 February 1627-8, being a 
settlement on the marriage of John Thomas William of the 
parish of Llanigon, co. Brecon, yeoman, to Katherine verch 
I/ewis, daughter of Lewis Thomas William of the said parish, 
yeoman, of the tenement of the said John Thomas William 
called Cwm Jeavan Coz, which is granted to William Prichard 
of the parish of Llanigon, yeoman, and William Lewis Thomas 
William of the same parish as trustees. The premises are 
described as lying within the said parish, extending in length 
from a certain bridge called Pont savani at one end to a cer- 
tain parcel of land belonging to John Watkin Thomas called 
Llydiad y dole at the other end, and in breadth from a certain 
brook [rivulum) called Digedi on one side, the royal highway 
leading from the mill of George Phillips called Y velin vach 
towards the hill called Blayen digedi on the other side, and 
one acre of pasture and woodland on the other side of Digedi 
called Cwm, between the lands of Thomas William David 
Prees called Y plocke on one side and Digedi on the other side, 
now in the tenure of the aforesaid John Thomas William. 
Witnesses : Lewis Thomas William, Jeavan ap John ap Coz, 
William Lewis, Elizabeth Pig>'m (?). Latin. 

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D.D. 10. Indenture, dated 12 November 1629, being 
a grant by David ap John, of the parish of Llangammarch, 
CO. Brecknock, gent., and John ap Rees Goz of the parish of 
lylanwrtyd, gent., to Thomas ap Richard of the parish of 
Llangammarch, gent., of all the messuage commonly called 
by the name or names of Tir Owen Dee, Tir ffynon thewy, with 
all appurtenances, situate in the parish of Llangammarch 
aforesaid ; with several covenants for securing title. Con- 
sideration money ^^50. Witnesses : Rythergh Morgan, 
Thomas ap Rosser, Thomas William, Thomas ap Harry, 
Rees ap Rosser, David Meredith, Thomas Rees Moris, Rees 
Thomas, Harry Thomas, Owen Morgan, John David, Row- 
land Morgan, Rees Thomas, Thomas David Morgan. 

D.D. 11. Release, dated 5 February 1631-2, by Mar- 
garet Thomas Gwillim of Llanbeder, co. Brecknock, spinster, 
to Howel Lewis ap Gwillim of Llanbeder aforesaid, yeoman, 
of all her rights to a moiety of a parcel of arable land called 
Cae Madog ycha next adjoining a parcel of land called Erow 
yn harod, and to a moiety of a similar parcel called Cae Madog 
yssa next adjoining the ro^^al highway there leading from the 
parish Church of Llanbeder towards Bys3xh, a moiety of a 
messuage in which the aforesaid now lives and all its appur- 
tenances, a moiety of a certain parcel of wood lying in the 
aforesaid parcel called Cae Madog yssa, a moiety of a parcel 
of land called Cae-newydd, and a fourth part of a messuage 
and ovilis belonging thereto situate in Llanbeder aforesaid 
in a place called Cwm Bysych. Witnesses : John Watkin 
Morgan, William Bevan Philip, John Evan Meredith, Watkin 
John ap John, Evan David Wyllym, and Peter Jenkins, clerk. 
Latin. 

D.D. 12. Release, dated 15 February 1631-2, by Howell 
Lewis ap Gwillym of Llanbeder, co. Brecon, yeoman, and 
Matilda verch Harry, his wife, to Margaret Thomas Gwillym 
of Llanbeder aforesaid of all their rights, &c., to the moiety 
of a parcel of land called Cae Madog ycha next adjoining that 
parcel of land called Tyr sarsel, the moiety of a parcel of land 
called Cae Madog yssa next adjoining that parcel of land 
called Enys gwaes melyn, the moiety of a parcel of wood 
lying in the aforesaid Cae Madog yssa, the moiety of the 
messuage in which the said Margaret Thomas Gwillym now 
lives, and also all that parcel of land called Cae hannal con- 
taining by estimation seven acres more or less, together with 
the moiety of a messuage and ovilis pertaining thereto called 
Ty yn cwm bysych, situate in Llanbeder aforesaid in a place 



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called Cwm hysych. Witnesses : John Watkin Morgan, 
William Beavan Philip, John Evan Meredith, Watkin John 
ap John, Evan David Wyllym, and Peter Jenkins, clerk. 
Latin. 

D.D. 13. Probate of the last Will and Testament. 
of Elinor Lewis of Llangors, co. Brecon, widdow and relict 
of Ivodwick Lewis, esq., deceased, of Llangors aforesaid, 
dated 7 December 1643. Real property comprised, two days 
math of hay in the parish of Llangastey Talyllynn, lately 
purchased of Richard Andrew, a close called Lynvy in Llan- 
vihangell Tallyllynu lately purchased of Thomas Gunter, 
a tenement called Tir Castell Madock situate in the parish of 
Llandevaylog, a house in the town of Brecon occupied by 
Lleysy Richard. Personal property includes feather beds, 
boulsters, cussings, Holland sheets, flaxen sheets, coarse 
sheets, coverlets, blankets, silver jugs, silver bowls, silver 
tuns, and farming stock. Among the money bequests appear, 
five shillings to the Cathedral Church of St. Davids, five 
shillings to the vicar of Llangors for forgotten tithes, five 
pounds to the poor of the parish of Llangors yearly during 
the term of her executors' natural life, forty shillings to the 
poor of the same parish to be distributed within a month of 
her decease, forty shillings to the poor of the parish of Llan- 
vihangel Talyllyn to be distributed within a month of her 
decease, and four pounds to be similarly shared between the 
poor of the town of Brecon. Testatrix devised (inter alia) 
all her realty in the parish of Llangors to her son Thomas 
Lewis in fee simple and mentioned the following relatives : — 
My son and heir apparent William Lewis knt. and bart. ; 
my sons James Lewis, Edmimd Lewis, 'and Richard Lewis ; 
my grand children Lodwick Lewis and Elynor Parry. In a 
codicil dated 8 December 1643 testatrix mentioned : — My 
grand children Efinor Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis and Elinor 
Parry and her daughter Ehzabeth Parry. Witnesses : 
Meredith Lewis, Wilham Walter, clerk, Thomas Bowens, 
Rowland Gwyn, clerk, David Gwyn, Roger Vaughan, John 
Roger. 

D.D. 14. Indenture, dated 14 September 1650, where- 
by Edward Lewis of the borough of Brecknock, co. Brecon, 
gent., agrees to settle the manor or lordship of Tallachduy 
and its appurtenances on Thomas Lewis of The Inner Temple, 
London, gent., his son and heir-apparent, in consideration of 
his marriage already solemnized with Hannah, daughter of 
John Davis, brewer of London, and to levy a fine of the pre- 



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mises by the name or names of the manor of Tallachduy 
and of the parsonage thereof and of 80 acres of arable land 
80 acres of pasture, 40 acres of meadow, 200 acres of wood, 
eight tenements and one water mill pertaining to the said 
manor, to enure to the use of said Thomas Lewis and 
Hannah his wife for their lives with remainders over. 
Witnesses : Thomas Lewis, Thomas Heath, Thomas Vaughan, 
Evan Davies. 

D.D. 15. Obligatory Note, dated 13 August 1656, 
whereby Maud verch John of the parish of Llanbeder, co. 
Brecon, spinster, and John ap John of the same parish, 
yeoman, (natural father of the said Maud) acknowledge 
themselves to be bound to William Jenkin of the parish 
of Llantilio Pertholey, co. Monmouth in the sum of ,^30 
to keep the covenants in an indenture of even date. 
Witnesses : Morgan Thomas, Morgan Jones, Thomas Morgan, 
William Jenkin, Howell Jones, Lewis Morgans, Howell Watkin 
Jenkin, Morgan William Jenkin. 

D.D. 16. Indenture, dated 20 August, 1663, being 
a mortgage for £80 to Watkin John of the parish of St. 
Michael Cwm Duy, co. Brecon, yeoman, and Elizabeth his 
wife, from David Thomas of the parish of Llangattocke, co 
Brecon, and Maude, his wife, of the following premises, 
to wit, the messuage wherein the said David Thomas now 
dwelleth and all appurtenances (the bakehouse only excepted), 
and also the several closes of arable, pasture, and other lands 
commonly called Cae yr skybor vach, Cae gronow goch ycha, 
Cae gronow goch issa, Gwyrlod ddwy, Gwyrlod deri, Cae ychyn 
gwyn, Pen y cwm, and Gwyrlod ycha containing by estimation 
40 acres, and situate in the parish of Llangattocke aforesaid. 
Witnesses : Thomas Watkin, Watkin Thomas, William PhiUp, 
Lewis Thomas Jenkin, William Parrie. 

D.D. 17. Indenture, dated 25 January 1664-5, being 
the pre-nuptial settlement of William Ball of Grays Inn, 
London, esq., and Alice Vaughan, widow, relict of Walter 
Vaughan of Pembrey, co. Carmarthen esq., and dealing mainly 
with the said William Ball's relations to Bridget Vaughan, 
sole daughter and heiress of the aforesaid William Vaughan. 
Premises are generally described as being in the counties 
of Brecon, Glamorgan, Dorset, Wilts, and elsewhere in the 
kingdom of England and the Principality of Wales. Wit- 
nesses : William Bale, Robert Loker. 



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D.D. 18. Indenture, dated 4 June 1666, being a 
settlement on the marriage of Thomas Watkin of the parish 
of Llyswen, co. Brecon, yeoman, and Christian Jolin, his wife, 
of the tenement, commonly called Tire Gwallter, lying in 
the several parishes of Llywsen and Llandevalley in a place 
there called Y rhidvawre, co. Brecon, and lately purchased 
by the said Thomas Watkin of one Howell Phillipp of Llan- 
devalley, the said Christian John having advanced part of 
the purchase money. Witnesses : Morgan Phillipp of lylan- 
devalley, Thomas and Roger Vaughan of the same place. 
David Thomas of Llyswen, and David Edwards. 

D.D. 19. Deed Poll, dated 25 January 1676-7, being 
a release, in consideration of ^^50, of a mortgage for £40 by 
way of a demise (granted on 6 February 1661-2 by Phillipp 
Powell late of Lanigon, co. Brecon, deceased, to George 
Delahay of the same place, feltmaker, of the undermentioned 
property for 1000 years at the yearly rent of 12s.) to Thomas 
Pritchard, the elder, of the parish of Clifford, co. Hereford, 
yeoman, and Johan his wife, the daughter and heiress of 
said Phillipp Powell, of the following property : — The house 
wherein Phillip Powell, deceased, lately dwelt, with appurten- 
ance, together with five closes of land connnonly called Kae yr 
grosse, Tyr y ffa, Pedware kaver, Glan y pant, Gworlod glan 
y pant, containing by estimation 18 acres, and situate in the 
said parish of Lanigon. Witnesses : Simon Delahay, William 
Delahay, James Butler, William Morgan, Samuel Butler, 
Henry Davies. 

D.D. 20. Indenture, dated 29 December 1679, being 
a grant in fee simple by Howell Powell of the parish of 
Crick -Adam, co. Brecknock, gent., to Phillipp Havard of the 
parish of Boughroyd, co. Brecknock, yeoman, of the messuage 
commonly called Tuy a thyr y rhyw-wen with appurtenances 
together with a parcel of land called Croft y ffae, situate in 
the several parishes of Llandevalley and Llyswen, co. Breck- 
nock, and now or late in the possession of the said Howell 
Powell. Witnesses : R. Powell, Jenkin Williams, John Powell 
Thomas Myl, . . , David Probert. 

D.D. 21. Indenture, dated 13 February 1681-2, being 
a settlement on the marriage of Edward Games of Crug, co. 
Brecon, gent., to Anne (who received £500 as her marriage 
portion), the eldest daughter of Bartholomew Games of 
Tregare, co. Brecon, gent., of the capital messuage called 
Glancwy with appurtenances lately purchased of Thomas 
Gunter, the tenement commonly called Tredulke, the parcel 



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of land called Kae yr dintyr, another messuage, barn, and 
plot of land in the tenure of William Thomas Morgan, also a 
house and garden with a tucking mill belonging thereto, 
another house and garden in the possession of Watkin Richard 
and another house and plot of land lately purchased of one 
William Beavan Smith, and one parcel of land called Kae 
Evan Ychan, another plot of land bought of Edward James 
of Coytie, also one water grist mill commonly called Aber- 
clydach Mill now in the tenure of Richard Howell, one parcel 
of meadow ground commonly called Gwarlod y goror, another 
tenement now in the tenure of WiUiani Phillips, also one 
house, garden, &c., commonly called Goror, ; all which 
premises are situate within the parishes of Llanvigan and 
L/landetty, co. Brecon, containing by estimation about 300 
acres. Witnesses : Edward Jones, Howell Williams, of Lan- 
vigan, — Morgan of lylanbranyan, William Davies, scriptor. 

D.D. 22. Indenture, dated 9 October 1684, being a 
settlement on the marriage of Thomas IvCwis, only son and 
heir of Lewis Powell of the parish of Merthir, co. Brecon, 
yeoman, and Jane (who received £45 as her marriage portion), 
the only daughter of Watkin Thomas Prosser of the parish 
of lylandevailog, co. Brecon, yeoman, of the tenement 
known by the name of Tir trym yr rhowch otherwise Tir 
W[tllia]m Powell gwita situateinthe aforesaidparish of Merthir, 
with all appurtenances. Witnesses : Howell Jones, Thomas 
Morgan, Roger Powell, William Edward, Thomas Prees. 

D.D. 23. Indenture, dated 4 November 1684, being a 
grant by Lewis Watkin of the parish of Llanigon, co. Brecon, 
to David Price of Penlan of the same parish, of all that parcel 
of land, arable and woodland, situated in the aforesaid parish, 
the same being parcel of a close there called Cae'r nant ycha 
and of the woodland thereunto belonging called Cwm yssa, 
containing one perch in breadth in all places, and in length 
from the land of the said David Price called Cwm fenlan 
through and along the said close called Cae'r nant ycha by 
the side of the hedge and meer between the same close and 
part of the said woodland . . .* through the said woodland 
along the other and upper side of the aforesaid hedge, and 
thence directly to a place where wood now grows in the said 
close of Kae'r nantycha, and over the pathway into the high- 
way called Hewl y dery alias Hewl killcrwne, which premises 
are now in the tenure of Watkin Lewis, father of the said 
Lewis Watkin ; with liberty to the said David Price to enclose 

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the said parcel, as he intends to convert the said ground into 
a common way to lead from his said messuage of Penlan into 
the highway aforesaid. Consideration money, one shilling. 
Witnesses: . . .* Watkin William, Howell Powell, John Price. 

D.D. 24. Indenture, dated 5 July 1685, being a 
lease for one year (for the purpose of suffering a common re- 
covery), by Henry Williams of Llangynedir, co. Brecon, gent., 
to William Powell of Llangattocke Crickehowell, co. Brecon, 
clerk, and Peregrine Lewis of the town of Monmouth, co. 
Monmouth, of all the messuage wherein one Richard Thomas 
Watkin now dwelleth containing by estimation 46 acres, 
and situate in the parish of Partrishowe, co. Brecon, ad- 
joining the brook called Nant Mayer to the highway leading 
from Llanbeder towards the parish church of Partrishowe, 
also the messuage commonly called Y tiiy y graig vmire, now 
in the tenure of John ap Evan, containing by estimation 
fifty acres, and situate in the parish of Llangattocke Crick- 
howell, also the messuage in the possession of Thomas David 
Powell with about one acre of land thereunto belonging, 
situate in the last mentioned parish, both of which last re- 
cited premises are bounded between the highway leading 
from the Church of Llanelley towards a place called Pen y 
pedair hewl, and thence towards the town of Abergavenny. 
Witnesses : Charles Williams, William Edwards, Edward 
Jones. 

D.D. 25. Indenture, dated 24 Nov. 1690, being a 
settlement by David Price of Llanigon (in consideration of 
£100 paid to him by George Delahay) and George Delahay 
of the same parish, on Richard Watkins of the parish of 
Hay in the said county and Symon Delahay of Llanigon, as 
trustees, of the following premises : — The messuage wherein 
one Watkin Watkin now dwells, and all the lands belonging 
thereto commonly called by the several names of Brynycha, 
Bryn yssa, Helyglwyn, Bryn bychan, Errow vedwen, Gwrlod y 
vrwyn, Gwrlod ir helyglwyn, Kae Lloyd mwya, Kae y bryn 
alias Bryn Evan Wyllym, Kae Lloyd, and four other parcels of 
of land commonly called Gwrlod Evan Wyllym containing 
altogether 60 acres ; also parcels of land called Trawsdyr and 
Lleyne containing 23 acres, which, subject to the Hfe 
estates of the said David Price and Anne his wife, are settled 
on Jenkin Price (eldest son of said David and Anne Price) 
in fee tail, with remainder over. Witnesses : Watkin 
Watkins, Howell Powell, Simon Delahay, Gabriell Thomas. 

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D.D. 26. Indenture, dated 2 March 1698-9, whereby 
William Turbervill of Llangattock near Crickhovvell, co. 
Brecon, gent., Mary his wife, Abell Crump of Kinnersley, co. 
Hereford, gent., and Elinor his wife, Elizabeth Turbervill 
of Newton in Kinnersley aforesaid, spinster, and John 
Turberville of Elangattocke, near Crickhowell, gent., mort- 
gage for the sum of £40 to Godfrey Harcourt of Danyparke, 
CO. Brecon (mortgagee) the following premises, to wit, the 
messuage heretofore the inheritance of James Lewis and John 
Bevan late of Llangattock aforesaid with all its appurtenances 
including one barn called Skybor ycha, and also all the several 
closes thereunto belonging, commonly known by the names 
of Kae wrth y ttiy, Dyadycha, Y worlod ycha, Kae fawydd ycha, 
Kae jwrn bach. Coed yr odyn, Y croft ywch law yr tuy, Wrthtuy 
yr deveid. Manner ycha yr coed, Tuy yr deveid, together with 
a moiety of land called Lloyd cae yr spithid and the moiety 
of a sheep cot pertaining thereto : containing altogether 
by estimation about 32 acres, all in the parish of Llangattock 
near Crickhowell. Witnesses : David Lewis, Richard Browne, 
John Thomas. 

D.D. 27. Deed of Gift, dated 21 August 1705, by Anne 
Prosser, of the parish of Llyswen, co. Brecon, widow, to her 
son William Prosser, of all her personal property, the said 
William to keep her with sufficient meat, drink, washing, 
lodging, and clothing during the term of her natural life, 
and pay all her debts and funeral charges. Witnesses : John 
Herbert, Phillipp Havard, Jenkin William. 

D.D. 28. Indenture, dated 19 July 1706, being a 
settlement on the marriage of William Williams of the parish of 
Llyswen, co. Brecon, batchelor, and Jane Jones of the parish 
of Llandevalley, co. Brecon (who had ;^I5 as her marriage 
portion), of the tenement inhabited by the said William 
Williams known by the name of Tir Gwalter issa, and all the 
several closes thereunto belonging containing altogether 
about 12 acres, and situate in the aforesaid parishes. Wit- 
nesses : David Davies, Thomas Jones of Gwernisacke, William 
John of Coed Dyddgy, John Price of Kilgwyne, Robert Jones. 

D.D. 29. Lease for a Year, dated 14 October, 1720, for 
the purpose of effecting a mortgage as specified in D.D. 30. 
below. Witnesses : as in D.D. 30. 

D.D. 30. Indenture, dated 15 October 1720, being a 
mortgage for ;^400 by Lewis Powell of Cwmclin, co. Brecon, 
gent., Joan, his wife, and Hugh Powell of Cwmclin, their 



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son and heir-apparent (mortgagors) to William Morgan 
of Tredegar, co. Monmouth, esq., of all the messuage 
commonl}' called Tyr Lletiy Jenkin and the several closes 
of land pertaining thereto conunonly called by the names 
of Kaerwrlodd, Y wern jawr, Kaerwern, Tyr Da Powell, Pant 
glas mawY, Keyed y perthey, Y dwi wrlodd ddui, Caer mayn, 
Cae duy, and Rhos hir, also the several houses called Pentre- 
hach, and also the house, forge, and lands held by Lewelin 
Thomas, smith, by lease from the said Lewis Powell, and one 
close of land adjoining the said smithy, now in the occupation 
of the said Lewclin Thomas : and all which premises are situate 
in the parishes of Dev>'nock and Lanspithit, co. Brecon. 
Witnesses : Richard Hughes, Henry Williams, Charles Hughes 
Benjamin Lloyd. 

D.D. 31. Indenture, dated 29 September 1721, being 
a lease for 21 years from Leonard Parry of the parish of 
Hajes, CO. Middlesex, gardiner, to Richard Wellington of 
the Priory in the parish of Clifford, co. Hereford, gent., of 
two tenements called as follows (i) the house in the Backlane 
formerly called Mrs. Parry's House wherein Richard Welling- 
ton, junior, now inhabits, situate in the borough of Hay, co. 
Brecon ; (2) the messuage commonly called Greenpitt back 
situate in the parish of Hay, co. Brecon, at the yearly rent of 
£y, with a memorandum that the said Richard Wellington 
and his assigns shall not plough up any of the lands of Greenpitt 
hack during the aforesaid term excepting the orchard. Wit- 
nesses : Edward Wellington, Thomas Morgan. 

D.D. 32. Counterpart of D.D. 31 above. 

D.D. 33. Lease for a Year, dated 24 December 1721, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from David 
Morgan of the parish of Llansamfread, co. Brecon, yeoman 
to William Morgan of the parish of Llangasty Tallyllyn, in 
the aforesaid county, of the messuage commonl}^ called Tyr 
pen y pentrey together with the several closes called Close y 
jordd las, Llanacka, Yr wrlod vach tri kyjer, Kae dych law 
forth yssa, Kae duch law jordd ycha, and Kae bach tan y tuy, 
situate in the aforesaid parish of Llansamffread. Witnesses : 
Aaron Jones, Henry Williams, William Morgan. 

D.D. 34. Exemplification, dated 11 April, 9 George I. 
of a fine dated 5 April, 9 George I. in which Edward 
Wellington, gent., was plaintiff, and Richard Wellington was 
defendant, in regard to two messuages, 5 acres of land, 3 acres 
of meadow, 4 acres of pasture, i acre of wood, and 4 acres 
of furze and heath with appurtenances in the parish of Hay. 



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D.D. 35. Lease for a Year, dated 25 March 1730 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from John 
Hanburj^ of Pont^^poole, co. Monmouth, esq., John Lewis of 
Llangorse, co. Brecon, esq., and Hannah Lewis, spinster 
(only daughter and heir of the aforesaid John Lewis by 
Ffrances his wife) to Walter Price of the parish of St. Andrews, 
Holborn, co. Middlesex, of the following premises, to wit, 
messuage called Keven y werne ycha, and the several parcels 
of land belonging thereto known by the several names of 
Gworlod Watkin Jenkin alias Gworlod Thomas John Watkin, 

Y maes bach, Cae cwm ysha, Cae cwm ycha, Tyr y kyrch, Y 
wern ysha, Kae cwm ycha, Y wern vawr, Y ddooy roitd yr yrth 
yr hewle, and Gwerne hyre or ty, situate in the parish of 
Llangorse aforesaid, heretofore purchased by Eleanor Lewis, 
widow, all the capital messuage called Prior's Court, and 
several closes of land called or known by the names of 
y werne, Y peder erw. Croft y court, Yr ardd hen, Y cloddie, 

Y worlod vach, Y ton bach, Y berllan newidd. The pirn erw 
ycha, containing about 36 acres, Gworlod Willim containing 
about 16 acres, seven parcels of land called Caya y salfron, 
Erow ddewy gwerne, Erw ddewy. Try chever yssa dan y ty, Y 
wen street, Y ddwy erw yssa, Y ddwy erow ycha, and all those 
parcels of land called Pim erw yssa. Close y tayre erw, and Tree 
cover tyhwntywern containing about 22 acres, also all the closes 
of land called Gworlod y clawdd mission gray, Errow ver, 
Gwerne Walter Howye, Y loane gwrlod, Y loane. Try chever yssa, 
Un y whech cover, the acre of arable land lying in Randy rodd, 
and 3 acres lying in Cae cornelogg containing in the whole 
2y acres, all situate in the parish of Langorse aforesaid, all the 
messuage wherein one Sibil William, widow, formerly inhabited 
together with the lands belonging thereto, to wit, Gwrlod tyr 
y llan, Gardd yr hendu, Y tree cover dy hwnt yr tii, Y tree cover 
yrth grosse, and Tyr y Abbot, situate in the parish aforesaid, 
and formerly in the occupation of Lewis Watkin, Thomas 
Jeoffrey, alias Dilwyn, Roger Thomas the elder, and Roger 
Thomas the younger. Witnesses : Charles Williams, W. 
Williams, William Harrison. 

D.D. 36. Lease for a Year, dated 22 May 1730, (so 
that a grant by release might be made), from William Powell 
of the parish of Llangattock, near Crickhowell, co. Brecon, clerk 
and Alexander Morgan of the parish of Partrishow, co. Brecon, 
yeoman, to Richard Lewis of Court y kollen, in the said 
coimty, esq., and David Davies of the parish of Llande- 
valley in the same county, gent., of all the tenement now or 
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with the several parcels of land pertaining thereto commonly 
known by the several names of Gwrlod Shon, Cae ythell, Y 
dryscoll, Cae yn gelly, Y ddoy Cae oddiar y tuy, Cae Shany, Cae 
David d duy, Cae David Powell yssa, and Y groft wrth y tuy, 
containing by estimation about 80 acres, one parcel of meadow 
or pasture land commonly called Gwrlod hyd containing by 
estimation about 2 acres, one parcel of land called by the 

name of Ynis Adam containing by estimation about ; all 

which premises are situate in the parish of Partrishow, co. 
Brecon. Witnesses : John Morgan of Patrishow, Thomas 
Harris of Llanvabon, John Evan of Groyne fechan. 

D.D. 37. Indenture, dated i June 1733, being the 
settlement on the marriage of John Price of the parish of 
Ivlandevalley.co. Brecon, bachelor, to Anne Herbert of the same 
parish, daughter of the late John Herbert of the said parish 
(who received £60 as her marriage portion) whereby the mes- 
suage now occupied by the said John Price commonly called Tir 
Wallter issa and the land (about 12 acres) belonging thereto, &c. 
situate in the parishes of Lb^swen and Llandevalley, co. 
Brecon, and bequeathed to the said John Price by William 
Williams, the previous holder, is settled to certain uses. 
Witnesses : Rees William, William Williams, John Jones. 

D.D. 38. Lease for a Year, dated 31 July, 1733, (so 
that a grant by release might be made), from Rees Jones of 
Llanavan vawr, co. Brecon, gent., to Richard Price of the same 
parish, gent. , of the several messuages called Cwmirychan vawr, 
Perfky bee with appurtenances situate in the parish afore- 
said. Witnesses: John Bowcott, John Hart, Richard Williams. 

D.D. 39. Lease for a Year, dated 2 March 1736-7, (so 
that a grant by release might be made), by Jenkin Lewis of 
the parish of Talachddy, co. Brecon, gent., and Richard Lewis, 
his son and heir, to Mary Awbrey of the town of Brecon, 
widow, of the messuage commonly called Tyr pantey in the 
parish of Talachddy, now in the occupation of John David. 
Witnesses : J. Phillipp, Bartholomew Coke, John Phillipps. 

D.D. 40. Lease, dated 17 May 1739, for 21 years, by 
the Dean and Canons of St. George's, Windsor, to Walter 
Pryse of Lincoln's Inn, gent., of the rectory and parsonage 
of Mara otherwise called Llangorse, co. Brecon, at the yearly 
rent of £6, with several special provisoes as to repairs and use. 

D.D. 41. Writ, dated 11 Sept. 1739, for the perfor- 
mance of certain covenants contained in a concord to a 
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and others (named), and David Gwillim and Thomas 
Holloway, gent., in regard to 4 messuages (and one undivided 
moiety of a messuage called Maes gwyn), one fulling mill, 
three barns, four gardens, two orchards, 140 acres of arable 
land, 10 acres of meadow, 15 acres of pasture, 5 acres of wood, 

15 acres of furze and heath, with appurtenances in the 
parishes of Talgarth, and St. Michael, Cwmbduy, co, Brecon. 

D.D. 42. Probate of the last Will and Testament, 
dated 28 December 1743, of James Bodgett, yeoman, of the 
town of Hay, co. Brecon. Real property comprises certain 
tenements in the town of Hay ; personal bequests include, 
one kettle containing two pailfull, three pewter dishes, three 
plates marked with the figure 4, one spit, one oval table with 
a drawer in it, one pewter dish marked with the figure 3 ; also 
to each of my daughters, — Anne, Mary, and Hester, a pro- 
portionable kneeling in my seat in the Church of Hay. 
Testator also mentions : — My wife Hester ; my daughters 
Anne Morgan and Mary Medlycoat ; my grandson William 
Morgan ; my grand daughter Elizabeth Erie ; Elizabeth the 
daughter of my daughter Anne ; my sons in law Thomas 
Medlycoat and Daniel Prichard. Witnesses : Jeremiah 
Corbett, John Earle, Aythaw Lewis. 

D.D. 43. Lease for a Year, dated i March 1749-50, (so 
that a grant by release might be made), by Thomas James 
of the town of Brecon, co. Brecon, esq., to William Mere- 
dith of the same town, of the messuage called Tyr y pant 
together with the several closes thereto belonging called Close 
y parcell, Gworlod y pant and Rhandir y vailligen, Y vedw 
fach, Y rhandirodd, together also with two houses, one stable, 
and two gardens and a close of land thereunto belonging 
called Cae bach, also all the messuage with the several closes 
of land called Gwaine Jones, two other parcels called Caye 
bach containing 20 acres altogether, and situate in the parish 
of Cantreff . Witnesses : Thomas Jones, grocer, John Prosser. 

D.D. 44. Writ, dated Brecon, 24 August 1749, directed 
to the Sheriff of Brecon, to enquire by the oath of twelve 
honest and lawful men of the county touching the damages 
done to John Ainsworth by John Prosser, late of the town of 
Brecon, in a plea of trespass. Witness : Richard Carter, 
esq. 

D.D. 45. Copy op the last Will and Testament, dated 
28 February 1752, of Richard Lewis of Court y Gollen, in 
the parish of Llangeney, co. Brecon. Real property situated 



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in the parish of St. Michael, Cwmdu, co. Brecon. Testator 
mentions : — My grand daughter Anne Parry ; my grandson 
Richard Davies and his wife Mary; my late son in law 
Joshua ParrA^ and his wife Anne. Witnesses : Richard 
Jeffreys, Philip Morgan, Theophilus Morgan. 

D.D. 46. Indenture, dated 14 April 1761, being a 
mortgage for £5,000 by Richard Davies of Tallyllyn, co. 
Brecon, esq., and John Claridge of Symonds Inn, co. 
Middlesex, gent., (mortgagors) to Paul Baine late of 
Elmdon, but now of Solihill, co. Warwick, of all the manors 
of Blaen Llinvey, Cathedine, Llangorse, and their appurten- 
ances in the parishes and territories of Llangorse and Cathedine. 
Witnesses : Joshua Harbarne, Ha. Clowdesly, Richard Davies. 

D.D. 47. Inventory, dated 28 September 1774, of all 
the goods, chattels, farming stock and implements of Herbert 
Morgan late of Vellin Newydd, in the parish of Llandevalley, 
CO. Brecon, yeoman, deceased. Total value, £1,655 is. 6d. 

D.D. 48. Indenture, dated 2 May 1775, being a 
mortgage for £7000 by Richard Davies of Court y Gollen, co. 
Brecon, esq., and others to Richard Warren of Sackville 
Street, St. James, Westminster, co. Middlesex, of the 
manors and lordships of Blaenllimvey, Cathedine, and Llan- 
gorse, together with all their appurtenances (schedule of rents 
annexed) in the parishes of Llangorse and Cathedine, the 
above sum being required for the repayment of a mortgage 
of £6000 (and interest) on the said premises to Vickers 
Dickinson, trustee of Richard Marchant, as by indentures 
and deed poll bearing the respective dates 13, 14, and 15 
October 1768, whereby one Paul Baine was repaid the 
sum of £5,000 advanced on the said premises by indentures 
dated 13 and 14 April 1761. Witnesses : William Perry, 
Winterbourne, co. Gloucester, Charles Gwilt. 

D.D. 49. Declaration of Trust, dated 3 June 1775, 
whereby Richard Warren of Sackville Street, St. James, 
Westminster, co. Middlesex, acknowledges £2000 of the sum 
of £7000 advanced by indenture dated 2 May 1775 to be the 
trust money of lyUcas Pepys of Wimpole Street, Marylebone, 
in the county aforesaid. [Endorsed]. Receipt dated 25 
March 1779, by the said lyucas Pepys for the above sum. 
Witnesses : William Weller Pepys, John Elderton. 

D.D. 50. Lease for a Year, dated 23 October 1775, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), by Robert 
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his wife, to Edward Allen of the town of Hay, co. Brecon, 
gent., of all the messuage called The White Swan, otherwise 
Pen y causey, wherein William Watkins and John Watkins 
did formerly and wherein John Price, Thomas Minors 
deceased, Elizabeth Minors, widow, and William Powell did 
since severally all dwell, together with the brewhouse and its 
other appurtenances, and all the parcel of land belonging 
thereto, being ij acres adjoining a close called Caer ffoorn, all 
situate in the said town of Hay, and now in the possession 
or occupation of Samuel Hill. Witnesses : Henry Allen, 
Richard Weeks. 

D.D. 51. Probate of the last Will and Testaivient, 
dated 30 March 1781, of Morgan Jones, vicar of Llanafan, 
CO. Brecon. Bequeaths all his books (no particulars) to his 
nephew Morgan Jones, clerk. Testator also mentions : — My 
nephews James Lewis, David Morgan, Morgan Jones junior 
and Hugh Price Jones ; my nieces Ann Richards, Ann 
(sister of said James Lewis), Jane Jones of Llanfair, and 
Jane Richards ; Mary the wife of Morgan Jones, clerk ; 
Evan Richards of Carlwid. Witnesses : William Prichard, 
Thomas E. Jones. 

D.D. 52. Lease for a Year, dated 2 January 1786, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), by Mary Ann 
Spencer, late of the parish of Talgarth, co. Brecon, now of 
the parish of Whitney, co. Hereford, and William Meredith n,^^^^ 
of the town of Brecon, late of Pant in the parish of Cantreff, ^ 
gent., to Rowland Williams of Gwernllwyn in the parish of 
Merthir Tydfil, co. Glamorgan, gent., of the messuage and 
appurtenances called Tyr y pant, and the closes called 
Givorlodd y pant, Y grove, two closes called Haye parcelle, 
Rhandir vathgen, Cae bach ycha, Cae bach yssa, two closes 
called Y ddoywain Jones, Rhandir glib, Rhandir vawr, Rhandir 
odde, two closes called Y ddwy cae vedw vach, Cae llwynkelin, 
Cae brin y bilfald, containing altogether about 100 acres, 
also two houses, one stable, two gardens, and one close of 
land thereto belonging with the appurtenances commonly 
called Cae bach, also another house and garden with appur- 
tenances in the possession of John Meredith lately purchased 
by the said William Meredith of Hugh Powell, the younger 
of Cantreff, gent., all that parcel of land with appurtenances 
called Rhandir tir y crofty adjoining the said messuage and 
lands called Tyr y pant, also two several messuages situate 
at a certain place called Heol hwnt in the parish of St. David's 
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of John Morris and Elizabeth Prosser, with all appurtenances. 
Witnesses : Hugh Bold, Charles Wild, Thomas Spencer. 
Benjamin Williams. 

D.D. 53. Indenture, dated 15 October 1791, being a 
mortgage for ^^400 by Joanna Allen of the Lodge, co. Brecon, 
widow, and Edward Allen of the same town (mortgagors) 
to John Williams of Brinsop Court, co. Hereford, gent., 
of all the messuage called the White Si&an otherwise Pen y 
causey, &c. (as described in D.D. 50 above), together with 
another close of land now in the possession of the Reverend 
John Lloyd, clerk, and adjoining a close called Cae tinker. 
Witnesses : Martha Allen, William Allen. 

D.D. 54. Lease for a Year, dated 2 May 1792, (so 
that a grant by release might be made), by Richard Warren, 
of Sackville Street, in the parish of St. James, Westminster, 
CO. Middlesex, doctor in phisic, the Rev. Richard Davies, 
of Court y Gollen, co. Brecon, clerk, and Mary his wife, late 
Mary Davies spinster, the only child and heiress at law of 
Richard Davies late of Talyllyn, co. Brecon, esq., deceased, 
to Philip Champion Crespigny of Aldboroiigh, co. Suffolk, 
esq., of all the manors of Blaenllunvey, Cathedine and Llan- 
gorse, with all the appurtenances. Witnesses : John Dawes 
of Pall Mall, Charles Fry of Lincoln's Inn. 

D.D. 55. Lease, dated 31 August 1792, for 21 years 
from His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, to Michael Lewis of 
the parish of Llanelly, co. Brecon, labourer, of all the messuage 
situate in the parish of Llanelly with five closes of land be- 
longing thereto commonly called by the names Coed gae, The 
little piece by coedgae, The piece between the roads, The piece 
below Samuel Ttirnors, and The field adjoining to the house, 
containing altogether about six acres and ten perches : and 
also three pieces of meadow or pasture ground called the 
Upper pieces, and the Lower piece, containing about 3 acres 
2 roods 27 perches, all which premises are situate in the parish 
of llanelly, within the said Lord Duke's manor of Crickhowell. 
Rent, 5^5 ; duties, 5s. ; heriot, £1 is. ; alienation fee, £1 is. 
Witnesses : Edmund Estcourt, Thomas Whittard, Edward 
Davies. 

D.D. 56. Final Concord in a fine, dated 2 April 1793, 
whereby Thomas Jones and Susan his wife release to John 
Lloyd, esq., Robert Williams, esq., George Pryce Watkins 
esq,, and Thomas Watkins clerk, two messuages, one barn, 
one beasthouse, one stable, two gardens, one orchard, 

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twenty acres of arable land, ten acres of meadow, fifteen 
acres of pasture, two acres of wood and underwood, and 
ten acres of ffurze and heath and common of pasture for 
all manner of cattle with appurtenances in the parish of 
Talgarth, co. Brecon. Consideration money, £220. 

D.D. 57. Probate op the last Will and Testament, 
dated 29 March 1797, of David Davies, of lylwyncenol ychaf 
in the parish of Llanafan fawr, co. Brecon, gent. Real 
property comprised the aforesaid tenement of Llwyncenol 
ychaf with its appurtenances. Testator mentions : — My wife 
Margaret ; my sons Thomas Davies, David Davies, and 
John ; my eldest daughter Gwenn and her daughter Anne 
Edwards ; my daughters Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth, Anne, 
and Mary. Witnesses : Thomas Evans, Thomas Davies, H. 
Beynon, clerk. 

D.D. 58. Copy of a part of the last Will and Testa- 
ment (no date given) of William Prosser of Boughrood. Real 
property situate within the several parishes of lylandevalley 
and Llyswen, co. Brecon. Testator mentions : — My wife ; 
mv sons David William, Thomas William, John William and 
William William, 

D.D. 59. Copy of a Survey of Trebarred Farm situate 
in the parish of TJandevalley, co. Brecon, made October 1796, 
by W. Powell. Field names, and acreage of arable and grass 
lands respectively given. 

D.D. 60. Draft of an Agreement for a declaration 
of trust, dated December 1798, upon the Monmouth and 
Hereford Estates of the Right Honourable Edward, Earl of 
Oxford. 

D.D. 61. Copy of the last Will and Testament, 
dated 3 October 1799, (with codicil dated October 1799 
attached), of Lewis Williams of Troscoed, co. Brecon, 
esq. (late of Pentwyn in the same County). Real property 
comprised the farms of Uskir and Caerbedran situate in 
the parishes of Crickadarn and Llandefalley ; the farm of 
Blayne bach in the parish of Talgarth ; the farm of Blayne 
bach in the parish of Gwenddwr ; the farm called Llwyncynnog 
in the parish of Talachduy ; the farms called Upper Tillecrwn 
in the parish of Llanvillo ; estates called Penrhyn, Troscoed, 
and Tyrkenol situate within the hamlet of Troscoed in the 
parish of Gwenddwr. Testator mentions : — My wife Margaret 
Williams ; my sons Philip Williams, Lewis Williams, and 
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my daughter Sarah and her husband William Green and 
their daughter Margaret Green ; my kinsman T^ewis Williams 
of Llowes Court in the parish of Llowes. Witnesses : 
Simon Williams, David Prosser, Charles Morgan. Proved 
at Brecon on i ', February 1800. 

D.D. 62. Indenture, dated i April 1803, being a 
lease for 21 years from Matthew Gwynn of the town of Neath, 
CO. Glamorgan, esq., to Daniel Harper of the borough of 
Tamworth in the county of Warwick, gent., of the following 
premises, to wit, all the tenements called by the several 
names of Tir mat&r, Cae Hopkin and Glyn Elen now in the 
occupation of Thomas William and Margaret David, a 
certain public house called The White Lane otherwise called 
the White Lion together with the croft behind the same now 
in the occupation of Thomas Watkin Tavlor, also the crofts 
called Ynis glan yr afon, cottage and field called Gwar ys 
coed now or late in the occupation of Thomas Watkin, collier, 
also all the cottage and garden called Cae Hopkin bach now 
or late in the occupation of Solomon David ; also the cottage, 
garden, and field called Penwain now in the occupation of 
William John : containing altogether about 230 acres, and 
situate in the parish of Ystradgynlais, co. Brecon, as de- 
lineated in a plan (annexed) ; with reservation of all timber, 
woods, &c., and certain mineral rights (described) ; at the 
yearly rent of £qo ; with suit of mill to the mill of Dyvnant, 
or payment in lieu thereof to the occupier of the said mill. 
Witnesses : William Gwyn of Neath, Thomas Hobson, Charles 
Roberts. 

D.D. 63. Indenture, dated i October 1805, being a 
lease from His Grace the Duke of Beaufort to Edward Elias 
of Sirhowy, in the parish of lylangunider, co. Brecon, nailer, 
his heirs and executors for the term of the lives of said 
Edward Elias, aged 21, Marv his sister, aged 21, and lycwis, 
his brother, aged 9 years, of all the tenement, shop, and the 
adjoining close of land lately enclosed from the waste by the 
said Edward Elias, and now in his occupation situate near or 
adjoining to Abernant nant melin farm at a place called 
Sirhowy in the parish of Llangunider aforesaid, containing 
about 10 perches, bounded by Abernant melin brook on the 
east, by lands belonging to the said Lord Duke on the north, 
and by the road leading from Merthir to Abergavenny on 
the south, as delineated in the plan (annexed) : at the yearly 
rent of one guinea. Witnesses : John Howell, David IJoyd, 
Edmund Estcourt, Thomas Andrew, David Davies, Isaac 
Griffiths. 

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D.D. 64. Indenture, dated 2 May 1806, being a 
lease (on the surrender of an indenture dated 27 December 
1797, made touching the undermentioned premises) from 
Matthew Gwyn of the town of Neath, co. Glamorgan, to 
Daniel Harper of the borough of Tarn worth, of all the veins, 
mines and quarries of lime stones in upon or under all or any 
part of a certain hill or mountain called Cribarth, co. Brecon : 
for 21 years, paying to the said Thomas Gwyn three pence 
per ton for every ton weight of limestone raised from or out 
of the said mines ; with several covenants relating to the par- 
ticulars of working the same mines. Witnesses : William 
Gwyn, L. Thomas, his clerk ; 

D.D. 65. Indenture, dated 2 May 1806, being a 
lease for 18 years from Matthew Gwyn of the town of Neath, 
CO. Glamorgan, esq., to Daniel Harper of the borough of 
Tamworth, co. Stafford, of all the messuage called Garrw 
Llisha situate in the parish of Ystradg\mlais, co. Brecon, now 
or late in the occupation of Rees Grif^th or his undertenants ; 
at the yearly rent of ^^14 14s., also yielding and doing suit of 
miU for the same to Dyvnant Mill in the aforesaid parish or 
paying in lieu thereof 29s. yearly to the occupier of the said 
mill, i.e., at the rate of 2s. in the £ according to the above 
rent. Witnesses : William Gwyn and ly. Thomas, his clerk. 

D.D. 66. Probate of the last Will and Testament. 
dated 13 January 1810, of Theophilus Jones, of the town of 
Brecon, gent. Real property included the tenement called 
Llwyninon in Llangamarch. Testator devised as follows : — 
To my wife, for her life, the realty purchased by me and 
the moiety of the realty (devised by my father's will to me 
jointly with my sister, but which had been partitioned by 
indentures, dated 21 and 22 March 1800), with remainder 
to my sister for her Hfe, (subject to the payment of ;f5oo 
to the grandchildren of my late aunt Sarah Davies) with 
remainder to her issue, with ultimate remainder to my uncle. 
Rice Jones of Golden Lion Square, London, coal merchant. 
Witnesses : W. Powell, John Jones (Brecon), T. B. Hull, their 
clerk. 

D.D. 67. Indenture, dated 4 January, 1811, being a 
mortgage for ;f 100 by John Martin of Crickhowell, co. Brecon, 
victualler, (mortgagor), to Sir John Edward Harington, of 
Berkley Square, co. Middlesex, bart., of the messuages called 
Kilvaynor and Penyrheol, situate in the parishes of St. 
Michael Cwmdu aforesaid and Cathedine in the said county, 
late in the several occupations of Walter Watkins and David 



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Davies, and now of John Clarke ; as further security John 
Martin assigns over his Globe Insurance Policy No. 2486 to 
the mortgagee ; with recital of an indenture (dated 26-7 
December 1793) of the marriage settlement of Walter Watkins 
of the parish of St. Michael, co. Brecon, and Margaret his 
wife, one of the daughters of Thomas Jones of the parish of 
Llandevalley in the same county, one of their daughters, 
named Anne, being the wife of the aforesaid John Martin. 
Witnesses : Charles Gabill, Thomas Bailey. 

D.D. 68. Indenture, dated 30 May 181 1, between the 
same parties as in D.D. 67 above, being a further mortgage 
charge of £100 upon the premises therein described. Witness : 
Thomas Powell. 

D.D. 69. Signet Letter of George III., dated West- 
minster, 31 August 1812, directed to John, Earl of Westmore- 
land, granting to John Jeffreys Earl Camden the honour and 
dignity of Earl of the County of Brecknock, by girting him 
with a sword and putting a cap of honour and a coronet of 
gold on his head, together with all and singular ' pre- 
heminences ' appertaining to such name. 

D.D. 70. Indenture, dated 18 January 1814, being 
the assignment of the mortgage held by John Edward Harring- 
ton of Berkley Square, co. Middlesex, of the premises as 
described in D.D. 67 above, to one Thomas Davis of Aber- 
gavenny, gent., and being an absolute conveyance to him 
of the life-interest which John Martin, late of Crickhowell, 
but now of Abergavenny, held in the premises. Consider- 
ation money, £580. Lease for a year, dated 17 January 1814, 
attached. Witnesses : William Davis and Charles Price (his 
clerk), Thomas Baley, 43 Berkeley Square. 

D.D. 71. Survey, dated January 1822, by David 
Jenkins, of land on the different farms in the county of Brecon, 
of the Right Honourable Earl of Oxford, to wit, the Trebarried 
estate, the Hay estate, and the Builth estate. 

D.D. 72. Map of the Sheephouse Farm and Eskir in the 
parish of Hay, Breconshire. 1823. Names and acreages 
of fields given. 

D.D. 73. Copy of the Particulars and Valuations of 
estates, the property of the Earl of Oxford vested in John 
Moore in trust for the benefit of creditors, in the respective 
districts of Hay, Trebarried, and Builth, Beguildy, Kinsham, 
B}-ton, Presteigne and Pembridge, dated 11 Nov., 1823. 



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D.D. 74. Another Copy of D.D. 73, with particulars 
of gross value, (exclusive of timber), added. 

D.D. 75. Copy of the Valuation of houses and lands 
in the counties of Brecon and Hereford, intended for sale, 
the property of the Right Honourable the Earl of Oxford. 
Particulars of premises, occupiers, and rents given. Dated 
July 1821. 

D.D. 76. Copy of the Valuation of certain property 
belonging to the Earl of Oxford, to wit, of Llanvechan, in the 
parish of Elanvechan, Aberdyhonow, Skyog and Gwarhenallt 
in the parish of Elandewyr Cwm. Names and acreage of 
fields given. 

D.D. 77. Another copy of D.D. 76. Dated 1821. 

D.D. 78. Epitome of abstract of title to Stapleton 
Castle, manor and farm, including letters patent {sic) of 
Henry II. dated 24 Nov., 1162, granting license to Richard 
Cornewayle to settle castle, &c., letters patent of Edward II. 
dated 22 Nov. 1316, granting free warren in the lordship of 
Stapleton to G. Cornwall ; and indentures extending from 
1706 to 1802. 

D.D. 79. Epitome of abstract of title to the Stapleton 
estate, to wit, a messuage and several pieces of land in the 
parish of Stapleton, including indentures extending from 
1728 to 1810. 

D.D. 80. Copy of Correspondence touching the title 
of the Stapleton estate, respecting James Price, sometime 
occupier of the public house called Blue Boar, in the town 
of Presteign. 

D.D. 81. Epitome of abstract of title to the Stapleton 
estate, to wit, a messuage and two pieces of land called 
Bryans ground and Bryan's meadow at Stapleton, co. Here- 
ford, including indentures from 1719 to 1782. 

D.D. 82. Epitome of abstract of title to the L^ow Estate, 
including indentures from 1697 to 1780. 

D.D. 83. Copy of Requisitions on the title to the 
Eow Estate, and answers thereto. 

D.D. 84. Epitome of abstract of title to the Brecon 
estates, including indentures extending from 1731 to 1769. 

D.D. 85. Schedule of particulars pertaining to the 
Brecon Estates of the Earl of Oxford. 



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D.D. ,^86. Kpitome of abstract of the title to the 
Beguildy Estate, including indentures extending from 1752 
to 1813. 

D.D. 87. Epitome of abstract of title to the I^een 
Estate, farm and mills [1732 to 1820]. 

D.D. 88. Copy of Requisitions on the title to the 
Iveen Estate, and answers thereto. 

D.D. 89. Epitome of abstract of title to the Upper 
Broadheatli in the county of Radnor [1751 to 1788]. 

D.D. 90. Copy of Requisitons on the title to Upper 
Broadheath and answers thereto. 

D.D. 91. Epitome of abstract of title to the l^ower 
Broadheath and the Hill [1726 to 1809]. 

D.D. 92. Copy of Requisitions on the title to the 
lyOwer Broadheath and the Hill Farm, post 1809. 

D.D. 93. Copy of the Vai^uation of Caermunach farm 
in the parish of Maesumnnys, The Bank House in Builth and 
land adjoining the same, and Cae Bnn, made February 1821. 
Names and acreage of fields are given. 

D.D. 94. Another copy of D.D. 93 above. 

D.D. 95. Copy of the acreage of Trebarried, Hay and 
Builth estates. Circa 1821. 

D.D. 96. Copy of the Vai^uations of the property of 
the earl of Oxford in the Himdred of Builth, to wit, Cwm in 
the parish of lylandewyr Cwm, Myarthe in the same parish, 
and two houses in Builth in the parish of Elanaf an, co. Brecon. 
February 1821. 

D.D. 97. Another copy of D.D. 96 above. 

D.D. 98. Abstract of the Titi^e of one William Smith 
of Spilman's Court, co. Gloucester, woolstapler, to two pieces 
of arable land containing by estimation 4 acres at a certain 
place called Simny Bank in the parish of Presteign, co. 
Radnor, as specified in an indenture dated 2 May 1755, 
conveying the premises to him for 999 years. [Date un- 
certain]. 

D.D. 99. Administration dated 4 March 1843 (with 
the will dated 13 August, 1838 annexed), of the goods of Sir 
William Ouseley, knt., deceased, of Boulogne, formerly of 
Crickhowell m Wales. Witnesses to will : D. 1. Olivier, 
rector of Clifton, Beds., Richard John Meade, M.A., minister 
of British Protestant Episcopal Church at Boulogne sur mer. 



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D.D. 100. Joint and Several Answers [post 7 March 
1846), of Thynne Howe Gw^^nne, Thomas Philip Maunsell, 
Henry Adams, and William Adams, four of the defendants 
to the amended Bill in Chancer^' of Sir William Pilkington, 
bart. touching certain monies secured on hereditaments in 
the several parishes of Hay and I^lanigan in the county of 
Brecon. 

D.D. 101. Indenture, dated 24 Oct 1578, being a 
mortgage for £5 to Phillip ap Hoell of Llanbadarne vawre, 
CO. Cardigan, yeoman, from Morgan ap Res goz of Llanvy- 
hangell Croythen, of the same county, yeoman, of a messuage 
and its appurtenances in the parish of Llanvyhangell Croythin, 
called by the name of Tythin y ros kennant, now or late in 
the occupation of one Edward ap Rees, of the clear yearly 
rent of us. 8d. Witnesses : David lyloyd Morgan Lewes, 

Thomas David, leuan Thomas, leuan ap Jenkin David 

many others (not named). 

D.D. 102. Letter of Attorney, (on the behalf of 
Rice Lloid of Pentre leuan, co. Pembroke, gent.) dated 
8 February 1603-4, granted to Roland Stydman of Kilkennyn, 
CO. Cardigan, gent., for the livery to leuan Thomas of Talsarn 
greene, co. Cardigan, clerk, of four messuages with their 
appurtenances, lately in the several occupations of Thomas 
ap leuan ap Lewes, leuan Thomas, Thomas Lloyd, gent., 
and William John, and situate in the parish of Trevilan and 
in the vill of Talsarn greene, co. Cardigan. Witnesses to the 
livery of seisin : David Lloyd, Thomas Lloyd, Morgan David 
Lloyd, John Gwyne Thomas, Richard David ap Rees ap 
Hoell, John Davies. Latin. 

D.D. 103. Release, dated 16 June 1612, by Jenkin 
William alias Lloyd of London, gent., to leuan Jenkins of 
Talesarne, in the parish of Trevilan, co. Cardigan, of all his 
claims to the messuage or tenement with its appurtenances 
called Tyr or Tyddyn y wern vach, situate in the aforesaid 
parish of Trevilan, and lately in the occupation of Hugh Gwyn, 
gent., and Margaret Williams, widow, deceased. Witnesses : 
John Powell, William Parry, Owen Mortymer, David Hughes, 
Alice Gwyn, Stephen Langdale, senior, Elizabeth Ayrage (?) 
widow. 

D.D. 104. Indenture, dated 30 Sept., 1613, being 
a mortgage for ^^40 from John ap Rees ap John of the parish of 
Llantheiniol, co. Cardigan, gent., and Elliw verch Harry, 
widow of the same parish, to Hugh Jenkyn (mortgagee), of 



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the same parish, yeoman, of the messuage commonly called 
Tythin maen Elyn in the occupation of the said Hugh 
Jenkins, and the third part of one parcel of land called Y 
tnaes gwyn, both situate in the parish and county aforesaid. 

D.D. 105. Deed Poll, dated 9 September 1621, being a 
grant by Hugh Jenkins, yeoman, and Elizabeth verch John, 
his wife of Llanbadarn vawre, co. Cardigan, to John ap 
Reignald of the said parish, of the tenement commonly called 
Tythyn John ap Owen or Tir Owen ap leuan Lloid yn Llech- 
wedd Llwyjen and all and singular its appurtenances in the 
parish aforesaid in a place there called Parcell paith in the 
manor of Llechwedd Llwyfen aforesaid situate between 
the lands of James Lewis, esq., on the west, the lands of 
Richard ap leuan on the east, and the lands now occupied 
by the above-mentioned John ap Reignald on the south. 
Consideration money £67. Witnesses : Moris ap Richard, 
Edward Morgan, Gryffith David, Owen Rees, Thomas ap 
Edward, Richard Morice. Latin. 

D.D. 106. Indenture, dated 12 September 1621, between 
the parties in D.D. 105 above, whereby the said Hugh Jenkin, 
&c., covenants at the next Great Sessions to levy to the 
said Jolin ap Reignald a fine of the above premises by 
the name or names of one house and garden, one barn, one 
toft-meese place and garden thereunto belonging, 30 acres 
of arable land, 6 acres of meadow, 3 acres of turbary, and one 
orchard with appurtenances. Witnesses : Edward Morgan, 
Owen Rees, Grj-ffith Morgan, Thomas John, David ap 
Rudd'z, Thomas ap Edward, Jevan Jenkin, Richard Morice. 

D.D. 107. Release, (in pursuance of D.D. No. 106), 
dated 12 September 1621, by Hugh Jenkin, yeoman, and 
Elizabeth verch John, his wife, of the parish of Llanbadarn 
vawre, co. Cardigan, to John ap Reignald of the said parish, 
of all their claims to the tenement described in D.D. 105. 
Witnesses : as above. 

D.D. 108. Indenture, dated i December 1635, being 
a grant in fee simple by Richard Edwards, citizen and draper 
of London, to Richard Pryse of Gogerthan, co. Cardigan, 
esq., of all the escheat lands and tenements in Perveth, co. 
Cardigan, parcel of the lands late of Griffith ap Llewelin vaine 
of felony attainted, to wit, two tenements with appurtenances 
in the tenure of Thomas ap leuan Goz, one tenement with 
appurtenances now or late in the tenure of Phillip Roberts 
or his assigns, and one tenement with appurtenances now or 



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late in the tenure of leuan ap Morgan, and all lands and 
tenements in Perveth aforesaid late in the tenure of Griftith 
ap lylewelin vaine with six shillings and eight ].x:nce for the 
price of one lamb, all which premises are or late were parcel 
of the possessions of the Prmcipality of South Wales, and 
were sold by Edward Ditchlield, citizen and Salter of l^ondon, 
John Highford, citizen and skinner of lyondon, Humphrey 
Clerk, citizen and dyer, and Francis Mosse, citizen and scriven- 
er, tmto the said Richard Edwards by indenture, dated 14 
December 1632. Consideration money £220. Witnesses : 
Henry Myddelton, Henry Middleton, John Edwards, Eewis 
Evans, David leuan, Thomas Taylor, Christopher Townsend, 
Edmond Deane. 

D.D. 109. Indenture, dated i December 1635, being 
an assignment by Richard Edwards &c. to Lewis Evans of 
Plasseduon, co. Montgomery, and David Evans of Pwllcrwn, 
CO. Cardigan, of the residue of a lease of 99 years in the premises 
described above (D.D. No. 108). q.v. for witnesses. 

D.D. 110. Indenture, dated 4 December 1635, being an 
assignment by William Williams, Robert Michtil, Walter 
Marks and Robert Marsh, citizens of London to Lewis Evans 
of Plasseduon, co. Montgomery, and David Evans of Pwllcrwn, 
CO. Cardigan, of the residue of a lease of 99 years in the manor 
or lordship of Llanbadarn vawr late m the tenure of Sir 
Thomas Jones, knt.. Sir Henry Jones, knt., and Thomas Jones 
esq., (son of said Sir Thomas Jones) and late parcel of the 
monastery of Vale Royal ; with reservation of all forests 
and royal mines, and premises included in the Ditchfield 
grant. Witnesses : Ff . Bradock, David Pryce, Edward Perry, 
Thomas Tayler. 

D.D. 111. Deed Poli,, dated 23 July 1640, being 
a release of the equity of redemption in a mortgage, 
dated 13 February 1639-40, whereby Richard Pryce 
of Ck)gerthan, co. Cardigan, esq., and Lewis Evans of 
Plassedyon, co. Montgomery, gent., mortgaged the manor 
of Llanbadarn vaure and its appurtenances for the residue 
of an unexpired term of 99 years to John Wittewrongle of 
the parish of Westham, co. Essex, esq., John Jones, and 
William Hewson of London, gents., in the sum of £800 ; a 
detailed description of the premises is given in D.D. 108 above. 
Witnesses : Humphrey Jones, George Mills, Robert Heyhoe, 
Peter Phesaunt. 



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D.D. 112. Deed, dated 2 March, 1641-2, by Richard 
Price of Gogerthan, co. Cardigan, esq., being a grant in fee 
simple to Sir John Wyttvvronge, John Jones, and William 
Huson, of lyondon, gents., of the premises (described in D.D. 
117 below), in consideration of ;£2,ooo mortgage and pur- 
chase monies advanced to him as specified in indentures 
recited herein. 

D.D. 113. Indenture, dated i May 1641, being a grant 
by Richard Price of Gogerthan, co. Cardigan, esq., to 
Sir John Wittewronge of Rothamsted, co. Middlesex, knt. 
and John Jones of London, gent., of the lordship or manor 
of lylanbadarn vawr with all its appurtenances, lately in the 
occupation of Sir Henry Jones, knt. and Thomas Jones esq., 
or some of their undertenants, in as fiill and ample manner 
as the premises were held by the said Richard Price by virtue 
of the indenture of sale of the premises to him dated 4 Decem- 
ber 1635 by Edward Ditchfield, John Highlord, Humffrey 
Clarke and Francis Mosse, citizens of London ; also of all 
the escheat lands and tenements in Perveth, co. Cardigan, 
parcel of the lands late of Griffith ap lylewelin Vaine, to wit, 
two tenements with appurtenances late in the several tenures, 
of Thomas ap Evan Goz and Phillip Roberts, all that tenement 
with appurtenances now or late in the tenure of Evan ap 
Morgan, and all the lands and tenements in Perveth aforesaid 
late in the tenure of Griffith ap lylewelin Vaine ; consideration 
money £200. Witnesses : Richard Henry, l^wis Evans, 
public notary. 

D.D. 114. I^ETTERS of William, Archbishop of Canter- 
bury, dated l,ondon, 15 Jime 1642, empowering Jane Eloyd, 
relict of John Eloyd, the natural son of Mary Price alias 
Watkin, late of lyloyngrweth in the parish of lylanbadarn 
vaure, in the diocese of St. Davids, to administer the goods 
and chattels of the aforesaid Mary Price, who lately died 
intestate ; accounts, &c., to be returned before Rowland 
Hughes and Owen Ellis, sworn clerks on the second day after 
the Nativity of S. John the Baptist 1643. Signed, John 
Abbott, registrar. Latin. 

D.D. 115. Indenture, dated 11 November 1651, 
being a £40 mortgage to Rees David, gent., of the parish 
of Ivlanvihangell y Croyddyn from Hugh William, gent., of the 
parish of Gwnnws, co. Cardigan, gent., and William Hugh 
his heir apparent, of the moiety of the tenement and mes- 
suage called Tyddyn y graige, situate in the said parish of 



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Gwnnws, in the occupation of one Thomas David ap Evan 
Ivloide ; the amount to be repaid within six years at or in the 
chapel called Trinity Chapel, situate in the parish of Llanvi- 
hangell y Croyddin. Witnesses : Morgan William, Rees 
Johnes, Morgan Thomas Herbert, Hugh Morgan, Rice Phil- 
lippes, with others {noi named). 

D.D. 116. ReIvEASE, dated i July 1653, (recites an 
indenture dated 29 June 1653, being a lease for a year of 
the undermentioned premises) being the settlement on the 
marriage of Sir Richard Pr>^se of Gogerthan, co. Cardigan, 
bart., to Elizabeth Whitelock, daughter of The Right 
Honourable Bulstrode Whitelocke, sergeant-at-law ; in con- 
sideration of ;£2,ooo the said Sir Richard Pryse assures 
the following premises to certain uses in the interest and 
behalf of the said Elizabeth Whitelock, to wit, all his 
lordships, manors, messuages, &c., and all other his here- 
ditaments whatsoever situate in the town of Llanbadarn 
vawr and in the several towns, hamlets, and parishes 
of Dyffryn Melynthwr, Nant yr Avian, Tre-V eyrie, Par cell 
Lanot Aberystwyth, Parcell ycha, and Par cell issa in Vaynor, 
in CO. Cardigan, now or late in the several possessions of several 
tenants named in a schedule hereunto annexed, except all 
the capital messuage or mansion house called Gogerthan with 
the orchards, gardens, yards, and appurtenances and the 
lands and tenements now or late in the possession of the said 
David Evan, Edwards ap Howell, David Lloyd Smith, and 
James Morris [Not now annexed]. Witnesses : Bartholo- 
mew Hall, Edward Bulstrode, Lewis Owen, Lewis Lewis, 
Daniel Earle, Obadiah Chamber, William Swyfour (?), Egan 
(sic) Ambler. 

D.D. 117. Indenture, dated 30 March 1657, being a 
lease for a year, (so that a grant by release might be 
made), by Sir John Wittewronge of Rothamsted,co. Hertford, 
knt., Sir Richard Pryse of Gogerthan, co. Cardigan, bart., 
son and heir of Sir Richard Pryse, knt. and bart., to Row- 
land Jewkes of the Inner Temple, London, gent., and Humph- 
rey Taylor of London, gent., of the following premises, to wit, 
the capital messuage called Penyherth, ; two messuages 
respectively called Tythin y penrhin, and Tythin y pandy, 
together with one fulling mill belonging thereto ; site of a 
cottage and garden sometime in the occupation of Jenkin 
Thomas ; a messuage called Tythin pen y garreg imbro 
drain ; a house and garden in the town of Aberistwith 
called Tuy Evan Gronowe now or late in the possession 



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of one Watkin Gunter ; another house and garden there, 
now or late in the possession of Bdward John ; another 
house and garden there, now or late in the possession of John 
Rees ; another house and garden in Trevechan now or late 
in the possession of Evan Morgan ; one barn and garden in 
Trevechan aforesaid now or late in the possession of Thomas 
Lewis ; one parcel of meadow called Parke yr helig duon, 
two other parcels called Parke yr eithin and Gwaen ladron, 
one close called Y Parke hack in Aberistwith now or late in 
the occupation of Katherine Meredeth widow, another house 
and garden and barn with the appurtenances called Maesglas, 
another house and garden now or late in the possession of 
John David, another house and garden now or late in the 
possession of Rudderch Morris, another house and garden 
now or late in the possession of Jane verch John, a tenement 
called Tythin hen vagwyr, all that parcel of ground called 
Krig teir pint, all that parcel of ground called Bryn y vayth- 
gen, another house and garden now or late in the possession 
of Edward John, another house and garden now or late in the 
possession of Thomas Phillips in Aberistwith, another house 
and garden now or late in the possession of Richard Evan, 
another house and garden now or late in the possession of 
John David in Aberistwith, another parcel of meadow ground 
called Givargloddy y pwll crwn, containing by estimation two 
men's math of hay now or late in the possession of the said 
John David, another messuage called Tythin rhyd onnen 
now or late in the possession of one John William, another 
house in Aberistwith lately purchased from Rees David Lloyd 
y go wherein Reignald Vaughan's wife lately dwelled and now 
or late in the possession of William Thomas Lloyd, another 
messuage called Tythin keven kynvryn being the late lands 
of David Vaughan of Lletty Lwidin, gent., another messuage 
called Tythin lydiart y rhose being likewise the late land of 
the said David Vaughan, another messuage called Tythin 
y wayne being also the late lands of the said David Vaughan, 
another messuage called Tythin y trowscoed and all ap- 
purtenances belonging to the aforesaid premises which by 
indenture dated 7 August, 11 Charles I. were by Dame Gwen 
Pryse, widow, conveyed or sold to the said Sir Richard Pryse 
the father or which he had by descent from the said Dame 
Gwen Pryse ; and all that lordship or manor of Llanbadarn 
Vawr with all its rights and appurtenances late in the tenure 
of Sir Thomas Jones and Sir Henry Jones knts. and Thomas 
Jones esq. ; also the escheat lands situate in Perveth, co. 
Cardigan, parcel of the lands late of Griffith ap Llewellin 
Vajme, to wit, two tenements with appurtenances now or 



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late in the several tenures of Thomas ap Evan Goz and Phillip 
Roberts, and another tenement with appurtenances now or 
late in the tenure of Evan ap Morgan, and all the lands in the 
Perveth, late in the tenure of Griffith ap Llewelyn Vayne ; 
and other messuages which by indenture dated i May 17 
Charles I. were sold to the said Sir John Wittewronge, 
and one John Jones of London, gent. ; except nevertheless 
out of this present bargain and sale all lands and tenements 
if there be any such which since i Mav 17 Charles I. have been 
purchased by the said Sir Richard Prv'se the father, or Sir 
Richard Pryse the son, wherein the said Sir Richard Pryse 
the father had no estate whatsoever before i May 17 Charles I; 
and also except all the messuage called The Lodge, and all the 
lands thereunto belonging called The Parke otherwise Parke 
Bodvage, situate in the several parishes of Llanvihangell 
Castle Gwalter and Llangynvelyn, co. Cardigan ; and also 
all the other messuages of Sir Richard Pryse, the father, and 
vSir Richard Pr^'se party to these presents, situate in the 
parishes aforesaid now or late in the tenure of Thomas Bushell 
esq., and John Ffox, and mortgaged by indenture dated 
23 Julv 1640 by the said Sir Richard Pryse the father, to the 
said Sir John Wittewronge, and the said John Jones of 
London. Witnesses : Richard Bulstrode, Edward Mathewey, 
Simon Webb, Thomas Newell. 

D.D. 118. Exemplification, dated i April 1657 of 
a common recovery by Richard Bulstrode esq., and Rowland 
Jewkes from Humf rey Taylor and Edward Mathewes (pursuant 
to a writ of qtiod ei deforceat dated 26 March 1657) of the 
following premises : — 4 messuages, 4 gardens, 100 acres of 
land, TOO acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 500 acres of 
furze and heath with appurtenances in Llangynvelyn, co. 
Cardigan. 

D.D. 119. Copy of Indenture, dated 27 June 1657, 
(reciting indenture dated 7 March 1656-7) being an assign- 
ment of a mortgage, for a term of 1000 vears, of all the lands 
called The Parke otherwise Parke Bodvage, co. Cardigan, all the 
messuage called The Lodge within the said Parke, and all 
appurtenances whatsoever of the said Park and Lodge situate 
in the several parishes of Llanvihangell Castle Gwalter and 
Ivlanginvelin in the said county, bv Sir John Wittwrong of 
Rothamstead, co. Herts, knt., and Sir Richard Pryse of 
Gogerthan, bart. to John Aleyn of Grays Inn, co. Middlesex. 
Witnesses : Richard Bulstrode, William Whitelocke, Lewis 
Lewis, Richard Criche, Ames Dewy, Humphrey Taylor, 
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D.D. 120. Indenture, dated 27 June 1657, being a 
lease for 99 years at the yearly rent of one pepper corn of the 
commote of Generglyn, and all appurtenances situate in 
Llanvihangell Generglyn, co. Cardigan, to wit, all manors 
and lordships whatsoever lying in the parishes, towns, or 
hamlets of Llanvihangell castle gwallter, Generglyn, Llangvn- 
velin, Skvbor y koed, Dyffryn clarach, K5rvoeth y brenin, 
Rywell, Henllys, Kinnill mawr, Kalan, Maesnmore, and 
Elyrch, co. Cardigan, and belonging to Sir Richard Pryse of 
Gogerddan, co. Cardigan, bart., to John Alleyn of Grays Inn, 
CO. Middlesex, esq. Consideration money £1800. Witnesses : 
William WHiitelocke, Richard Criche, Tohn Tavat, John 
Tvcwis, Ames Dewy, Philip Powell, Humphrey Taylor, John 
Brewer, William Aleyn, David . 

D.D. 121. Indenture, dated 29 June 1657, being a 
lease for 99 years 11 months and 3 weeks bv John Aleyn 
of Gravs Inn, co. Middlesex to vSir Richard Pryse of Goger- 
than, CO. Cardigan, bart., of the premises assigned to the said 
John Aleyn by D.D. 120 above, at the yearly rent of ^360 
for the first seven years, and one pepper corn for the residue 
of the said term. Witnesses : John Tanat, Lewis lycwis, 
Richard Criche. 

D.D. 122. Exemplification, dated 23 Sept., 1661, of a 
common recovery (pursuant to a writ of quod ei deforceat 
dated i vSept., 1653), by lycwis Evans, esq., v. Richard 
Bulstrode, esq., of the following premises : — ^the commote 
of Pennarth, the manors of Caron, Langitho, and Generglin, 
140 messuages, 60 tofts, 12 water corn-mills, 7 walke mills, 
140 gardens, 10,000 acres of land, 400 acres of meadow, 10,000 
acres of pasture, 1000 acres of wood, 20,000 acres of furze and 
heath, and £2$ rent with the appurtenances in Pennarth, 
Caron, Langitho, Generglyn, Llandewybreveie, Lanbadarn- 
eydyn, Llanvigangell Castle Gwalter, Sciborykoed, Dyffryn- 
clarach, Kyweth y Brenin, Llanbadarnvawre, Rwell, Kinn- 
llinawr, Kaylon, Maysmor, Elirch, Trevericke, Parcell kannll, 
Diffryn Melinthwr, Nanty Arrian, Coome Rhidioll. [Seal, 
fragment of.] 

D.D. 123. Release, dated 2 May 1663, by Sir Richard 
Pryse of Gogerddan, bart. being a surrender of all his 
rights, &c. as specified in indenture dated 29 June 1657, to 
John Aleyn of Grays Inn, co. Middlesex, esq. Witnesses : 
iPfowlke Jones, Edward Heminge, Abel Collyer, Humfrey 
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D.D. 124. Indenture, dated 4 May 1663, being a 
mortgage for £2,yoo by John Aleyn of Grays Inn, co. Middle- 
sex, esq., at the instance of Sir Richard Pryse of Gogerthan 
CO. Cardigan, bart., of the premises described in D.D. 117 
above, to Benjamin CoUyer, citizen and grocer of I^ondon 
(the mortgagee). Witnesses as in D.D. 123. 

D.D. 125. Indenture, dated 5 May 1663, (recites D.D. 
124 above) whereby the said vSir Richard Pr^-^se covenants 
that the mortgaged premises for the residue of the said John 
Aleyn's term shall be of the clear yearly value of ,(^500 beyond 
reprisals. Witnesses: William Ebb., William Bird, Stephen 
Watkin, Lewis Lewis, Edward Heming, Ffowlke Jones, 
scriptor. 

D.D. 126. Indenture, dated 6 May 1663, between 
Benjamin Collyer, citizen and grocer of London and Sir 
Richard Pryse of Gogerthan, co. Cardigan, bart. (reciting 
(i) Indenture dated 27 June 1657 - (2) Indenture of Assign- 
ment of same fate ; (3) Indenture dated 29 June 1657 ; (4) 
Indenture 4 May 1663,) being a lease of the premises 
described in the aforesaid leases — (D.D. 120, 121, and 124 
above), for 93 years to Sir Richard Pryse, at the yearly rent 
during the first 21 years of the said term, of ^300, and for the 
residue of the said term, one peppercorn. Witnesses : Edward 
Heminge, Humfrey Butler, Abel Collyer, Lewis Lewis, Robert 
Tayler, Rees Prichard, Ffowlke Jones. 

D.D. 127. Indenture, dated 13 July 1664, being an 
absolute grant to Sir John Wittewronge of certain premises 
as in D.D. 120 above, (previously mortgaged by him by 
indenture dated 2 June 1652),. by John Jones of Nanteos, and 
Morgan Lloyd of Llanllear, both in co. Cardigan. Witnesses : 
Thomas Oliver, Thomas Backhouses, Humphrey Taylour. 

D.D. 128. Articles of Agreement, dated 14 July 1664, 
touching the Cragge Mine between John Jones of Nanteos, 
CO. Cardigan, esq., and Cornelius Le Brun of London, gent. 
Full and interesting particulars as to conditions of working 
are given. 

D.D. 129. Release, dated 15 October 1664, by Bridget 
Evans, of Talysarn, in the parish of Trevilan, co. Cardigan, 
spinster, daughter of Thomas Evans, gent., deceased, of 
the same parish, to her brother John Evans of Talysarn, 
of all her claims to the messuage and its appurtenances 
commonly called Llwyn y iar situate in the parish aforesaid, 



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and now in the occupation of the said John Evans. Con- 
sideration monej^ £60. Witnesses : Gwalter Bowen, rector 
of Trefilan, Morgan Rees, David Hugh I^wis, Jane Prichard, 
spinster, Thomas Davids. 

D.D. 130. Release, dated 18 August 1677, by Magda- 
len I^wis of Cwm Owen, in the parish of Llangarannogge, co. 
Cardigan, widow, to John Jones of Penylan in the parish of 
Llanylar, co. Cardigan, of all her claims to the messuage called 
Tyddyn dan yr allt, now or late in the occupation of David 
Morgan, situate in the said parish of Llanylar. Consider- 
ation money, £iyo. Witnesses : John Phillipes, John Hughes, 
Samuel Phillips, Rees Jones, Richard Jones. 

D.D. 131. Indenture, dated 4 November 1681, being 
a grant by David Parr^^ of the parish of lylanygroothon, 
CO. Cardigan, to Rees Williams of the parish of lylanbadarne 
vawre in the same county, of the messuage commonly called 
Tythin John ap Owen or Tir Owen ap Evan Lloyd vn Llechwedd 
Llwifen, now in the occupation of James Oliver, smith, 
situate in the said parish of lylanbadarne vawre in a place 
there called Parcell paith, three parcels of arable lands com- 
monly called Lleine Morris ap Morgan containing by esti- 
mation 18 acres ; two acres of meadow land situate in the 
parish of Llanbadarne vawre in the commote of Croythin, 
in a certain place there called Keven y van vrech, now in the 
occupation of the said James Oliver, and about two acres 
of meadow grotmd adjoining a brook called Paith within the 
said parish of Llanbadarne vawre, together with all their 
appurtenances. Consideration money, £23- Witnesses : Rod- 
erick Richards, Joel Jenkins, Griffith Edward, John Richard, 
David James, Henry Parry. 

D.D. 132. Agreement, dated 26 January 1693-4, 
whereby John I>wis of Coedmore, co. Cardigan, leases to 
Richard Bett of Islington, co. Middlesex, the mines of 
copper, lead, tin, and all other mines what sort or quality the 
same be or may be, of coal and culm, royal mines only 
excepted, situate or being in, upon or under all his lands 
and tenements within any parish or place in the county 
of Cardigan, with free liberty to dig any pit or pits, etc., 
for the purpose of working the same, except within 
two hundred yards of any dwelling house or gardens on 
the said lands, but to dig on his tenement of Grogwyn- 
nion as required, for a term of 30 years, with the reserva- 
tion of one sixth part of all the said mines, ore, and 
metals so digged, to be delivered by the said Richard Bett 

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unto the said John Lewis and his heirs at the port of Aberdovey 
or any port or harbour where the said Richard Bett and his 
heirs shall convey the same to be sold or transported ; with 
special covenants on the part of the said Richard Bett to duly 
work the same mines and not to neglect or forbear the effectual 
working of the said mines for the space of six months, in which 
event these presents to become null and void, and on the part 
of the said John I^ewis and his heirs to allow the said Richard 
to cut down any timber or wood on the tenement called 
Grogwynnion, in the parish of Llanvair, co. Cardigan, necess- 
ary for the working of the above mines. Witnesses : Francis 
Lloyd, John Edwardes, John Herbert, James Lewes, Jenkin 
Davis, John Thomas. 

D.D. 133. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of one Grifiith Thomas of the parish of Llanbadarn vawr, 
dated 27 April 1692. Real property comprised divers parcels 
of land in the parish of Llanbadarn vawr, to wit, Tyr keven 
y prisk, Ay keven Bangor, Ddol y gamlyn, Keven y prisk, 
Tythin llwyn y pistyll. The bequests include 4d. towards 
the repair of the Cathedral Church of St. David. Testator 
mentions : my eldest son Abel Griffith ; my second son 
Edward Griffith ; my son in law Evan Richard and Elinor 
his wife ; my son in law David Richard and Goley his wife ; 
my grandchild William David, the son of David Griffith 
deceased ; my wife Mary. Witnesses : Edward Morris, 
Jenkin William, Rees Jones. 

D.D. 134. Indenture, dated 15th July 1703, being 
a lease for 99 years, from Stephen Parry of Llannerchayron, 
CO. Cardigan, gent, to Edward Jones of Ystrad Corrwg, co. 
Carmarthen, esq., and William Powell of Nanteos, co. 
Cardigan, esq., of the undermentioned premises, to wit, 
all the messuage commonly called Nant yr efell, situate in 
the parish of Llanarth, in the said county, heretofore in the 
occupation of Elizabeth Rees, widow, and now of David Rees, 
another messuage commonly called Gelly vach, situate in the 
parish aforesaid, heretofore in the occupation of Luke Jenkins 
and now of John Rees, the messuages commonly known'' by 
the several names of Hengurrent and Gwerne y ky situate in 
the parish of Henfeniw, heretofore in the occupation of Anne 
Lewis, widow, and now of Evan David John, another messuage 
commonly called Glan y nant and the land purchased from 
Morgan Gwynne, esq., being formerly the land of Rees 
Griffiths attainted, situate in the parish of Killie, now or 
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commonly called Krygkynfeilog situate in the said parish of 
Llannerchayron, now or late in the possession of Samuel Evan, 
another messuage commonly called Pen y werne situated in 
the same parish, heretofore in the occupation of David David 
ab Evan and now of Edward John, another messuage com- 
monly called Pen cwm wyre situate in the parish of Llan- 
rhystyd heretofore in the occupation of David Griffith and 
now of I,ewis Rees, several pieces of land commonly called 
Llayne wyrdd wrth hen pont y pandy or Llayn ycha or ffordd 
y ffynydd situate in the said parish of lylannerchayron, here- 
tofore in the occupation of Evan Morgan and now of David 
John, the several messuages known by the several names of 
Place yn Llannerchayron and Pen yr heol, situate in the said 
parish now or late in the tenure of the said Stephen Parry, 
and the several messuages known by the several names of 
Cr&m y hleidde and Kilgwgan vach situate in the parish of 
Llanddewy Aberarth heretofore in the occupation of Wil- 
liam George and now of Evan Morgan, the tenement common- 
ly called Noyadd fawr and several other pieces of meadow 
and barley ground situate in the said parish of L,landdewy 
Aberarth heretofore in the occupation of Edward George 
and now of Morgan Jenkin and others, a house and garden 
situate in the village of IJanddewy Aberarth with a parcel 
of barley ground thereimto belonging now or late in the 
occupation of David Richard, another messuage commonly 
called Hendre vawr and all the water grist mill called Cwm 
arth mill, situate in the said parish of lylanddewy Aberarth 
heretofore in the occupation of Edward George and now of 
Griffith Hugh. Witnesses : Cornelius le Brim, Evan Jenkins, 
John Williams. 

D.D. 135. Indenture, dated 21 January 1709-10, being 
a settlement on the marriage of Gwen Evan of the parish of 
Caron, co. Cardigan, single woman, to Phelix Rees Matthias 
of the same parish, (second son of Rees Mathias), of 
one-fifth part of the following property : — The messuage 
commonly called Casiell fflemish troyd ir rhiwe other- 
wise called Tuy a thir tuy hean, now or late in the 
tenure of Griffith Morgan, situate in the grange of Blane 
Ayr on in the parish of Caron aforesaid, and also of 
the said messuage commonly called Castell fflsmish troyd ir 
rhiw otherwise called Tuy a thir tuy yn nante, situate as 
aforesaid and now or late in the tenure of Richard Rees ; 
all which premises formerly belonged to the dissolved monas- 
tery- of Strata Florida. Among the names of the trustees 
appointed for the purpose of the settlement appears the name, 

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Jenkin Thomas of the town of Wrexham, co. Denbis;h, minister 
of the Gospel. Witnesses : John Stephens, John Evan, Jen. 
Jenkins. 

D.D. 136. Lease for a year, dated 30 March 1716. from 
David lyloyd of DolwoolfFe in the parish of Llanweno^, co. 
Cardigan, gent., Sage, his wife, and Walter Lloyd, his 
brother, to Rees Davies of the parish of Bangor, in the 
same county, esq., of the messuage with appurtenances, 
situate in the said parish of Llanwenog commonly called 
Tir gallt y placca and Dol rhydgrech now or late in the tenure 
of one John Thomas ap Evan. Witnesses : A. Pryce, Ed- 
mund Pryce, Rees Thomas. 

D.D. 137. Release, dated 31 March 1716, being a 
mortgage for /[80 between the parties and upon the premises 
specified in D.D. 136 above. 

D.D. 138. Lease for a year, dated 18 March 1718-9, 
(so that a common recovery might be suffered) from William 
Price, of the parish of Llandeveyson, co. Carmarthen, gent., 
and Evan Price, late of the parish of Killycombe, now 
of the parish of Llanvair ar y bryn in the said county, gent., 
and Gwenllian, his wife, to Sackville Gwynne of Glan- 
brane, in the said county, esq., of all the messuage, &c., 
commonly called by the name of Tyr y bryn Cerrigog 
situate in the parish of Llandewibrevi, co. Cardigan, late in 
the tenure of Evan Daniel ; one other messuage commonlv 
called Tyr rhyd hallog situate in the parish last mentioned, 
and now or late in the occupation of Roger William ; all the 
messuage commonly called Tyr y rhose gated situate in the 
parish of Killycombe late in the occupation of Elinor David 
Richard, widow ; the two messuages commonly called by 
the name of Tyr hlaen nant melin and Cilvach Angharad 
respectively, both situate in the parish of Killycombe now or 
late in the occupation of Thomas David Morgan and (blank) ; 
and the messuage commonly called Tyr hlaen y diffryn situate 
in the said parish of Killycombe now or late in the occupation 
of Harry Morgan Lewis, together with all and singular their 
appurtenances. Witnesses : Rees Price, William Thomas 
Charles Morgan. 

D.D. 139. Indenture, dated 15 December 1726, being 
a mortgage for £14 to Rees Thomas of the parish of Llan- 
fair Cludogau, gent., (mortgagee), from David John of the 
parish of Kellan, co. Cardigan, tanner, and Sarah his wife, 
of their house and cottage, and a parcel of land commonly 



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called Y kae bach wrth wddwg y pwll crych, situate in the said 
parish of Cellan. Receipts of the repayments of the said 
mortgage endorsed, dated July 14, 1750, and June 19, 1752, 
respectivel}-. Witnesses : Thomas David, Thomas Rees, 
Walter Jenkins, John Griffith. 

D.D 140. Indenture, dated 22 March 1732-3, being 
an assignment by Uvedale Price of ffoxley, co. Hereford, 
and other executors of the late Right Honourable Robert 
Price, of certain premises (described above in indentures 
dated 27 June 1657, and 7 March 1656-7 respectively), for the 
residue of certain term, subject to equity of redemption, to 
Samuel Child, citizen and goldsmith of Dondon. Consider- 
ation money £2,890. The following indentures are recited 
therein (i) 29 June 1657 > (2) 7 March 1656-7 ; (3) 4 May 
1663 (the Collier mortgage) ; (4) 6 May 1663 ; (5) 2 Jan. 
1676-7, and reference made to the wills of Sir Thomas Pryse, 
and vSir Richard Pryse. Witnesses : Thomas Pr>-se, Robert 
John Harrison, Barn[erdj Blackwell. 

D.D. 141. Letters of Administration, dated 20 Sep- 
tember 1737, granted by the Lord Bishop of St. Davids to 
Anne Parry, widow, for the administration of the estate 
of her daughter Aime Parry, of the parish of Llanych- 
chayron, co. Cardigan, spinster, who died intestate. 

D.D. 142. Indenture, dated 21 Jime 1738, being 
a mortgage for £900 to James Philipps of Pentwyparck, co. 
Pembroke, ^son, heir and executor of his father James 
Philipps, esq.) from John Lloyd of ffoes y blydded, co. Car- 
digan, esq., of the following premises, to wit, all the messuages 
situate in the parish of Lledrod, co. Cardigan, commonly 
called by the names of Tyr y dryssgol, Maesmaenhadlog, 
Tyr tuy-yndrynen, Tyr y velin, Swydd y ffynnon, Kae newith, 
Bwlch y toley, Kerrig gwynion, Kae balcog, Pen y Ian, 
Tuy yn glan, and ^Glandwr, and the water corn grist miU 
called Lledrod Mill together with the several cottages standing 
upon the said tenement called Tyr y velin now in the several 
possessions of the said John Lloyd, David Jenkin, Richard 
Thomas, WiUiam Herbert, Theophilus Thomas, smith, David 
Evan, John Herbert, Probert David, and Morris John ; and 
all the messuages situate in the parish of Gwnnws commonly 
caUed by the respective names of Gargoed and Caemawre now 
or late in the possession of David Hopkins, all the houses 
situate in the said parish near a certain place or bridge called 
Pentpontrhydvendigaid likewise being in the tenure of the 
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Ystradmeyricke commonly called by the respective names 
of Tyr y dre and T^^y yn y fforih and all other appurtenances 
perquisites and customs of fairs there &c., now or late in the 
several possessions of the said John Lloyd, David Jenkin, 
Edward Evan, weaver, and Thomas Richard, the messuage 
situate in the parish of Caron commonly called Twythyn pen 
y graig now or late in the occupation of David Thomas, the 
several burgages whatsoever situate in the market town of 
Tregaron in the several possessions of Rees Thomas, Jenkin 
David, David Meredith, and John Evan, and belonging to 
the said John Lloyd. The said sum of ^^900 is advanced by 
said James Philipps as trustee for James Lloyd, John Lloyd, 
Thomas Lloyd, Jane Lloyd, Margaret Lloyd, Mary Lloyd 
and Anne Lloyd, the infant children of the mortgagor by 
Mary his wife, and grandchildren and legatees of James 
Philipps of Pentwyparch, deceased, the father of the mort- 
gagor. Witnesses : Thomas Lloyd, John Jones. 

D.D. 143. Certificate showing Erasmus Vaughan of 
Trecoon, co. Pembroke, to have been sworn a burgess of the 
Town and Liberty of Cardigan i October 1739. Signed Jacob 
Rice, town clerk. 

D.D. 144. Indenture, dated 15 June 1750, being a 
grant by Richard Davies of Nantyrhendy in the parish of 
Llangerick, co. Montgomery, gent, and Jane his wife, to 
Thomas Hughes of Aberllollwyn, co. Cardigan, esq., of all 
those slangs or parcels of lands commonly called by the 
name of Lleine yr erwpant llwyd which are intermixed with 
or adjoining to a certain messuage called Ty yn y lone belong- 
ing to the said Thomas Hughes, and situate within the hamlets 
of Gwervil and Llanio in the parish of Llanddewy Brevy, co. 
Cardigan, and now in the occupation of John Evan or David 
Evan. Consideration money £10. Witnesses : Pryce Buckley, 
Thomas Davies. 

D.D. 145. Lease for a Year, dated 7 August, 1755, (so 
that a common recovery might be suffered) from Richard 
Lloyd of Werndduy in the parish of Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, 
CO. Cardigan, and Elinor, his wife and eldest daughter of David 
Evans of the parish of Kilkennin, co. Cardigan, yeoman, to 
William Williams of the parish of Llanrhystid, and Lewis Evan 
of the said parish of Kilkennin, both yeomen, of all the capital 
messuage and appurtenances commonly called Werndduy 
now or late in the occupation of the said Richard Lloyd, also 
the moiety of the messuage with appurtenances commonly 
called Tyr y velin otherwise Tyr y pennant now or late in the 



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occupation of Daniel John, miller, and also .the messuage 
with appurtenances commonly called Vartech vach now or 
late in the occupation of John Jacob, also six houses in Pen- 
nant with appurtenances now or late in the several tenures 
of David Walter, Jenkin David, weaver, John l<loyd, Daniel 
John, and John Griffith, also the moiety of a water corn 
mill called Melin y pennant in the tenure of said Daniel 
John, also the moiety of a messuage called Tyr tythyn y 
noyadd now or late in the occupation of Evan John, 
also the moiety of a messuage commonly called Tyr tythyn 
yr ammeth now or late in the tenure of the the said 
Evan John, also the moiety of a messuage commonly 
called Lletty'r llaeth now or late in the tenure of the said 
Evan John, also the moiety of a tenement commonly called 
Tyr yr hen erw now or late in the tenure of the said Evan 
John, also the moiety of a tenement commonly called Erw 
ffoes now or late in the tenure of the said Evan John, also the 
moiety of a tenement commonly called Tyr pen y Ian now or 
late in the tenure of John Evan, also the moiety of a tenement 
called Tyr y pant mawr now or late in the tenure of John 
Owen ; all which tenements are situate in the several parishes 
of Llanbadarn Trefeglwys aforesaid and lylansaintffread, in 
the said county of Cardigan. Witnesses : Vavasor Davies, 
clerk ; Jenkin LrCwis, David Jones. 

D.D. 146. Copy of the last Will and Testament 
of Jenkin Evans of Gwenhafdre, the father of leuan Brydydd 
Hir. In the name of God Amen. I, Jenkin Evans of Gwen- 
hafdre, in the parish of Lledrod, in the cotmty of Cardigan, 
being sick and weak in Body but of sound mind memory and 
understanding do make publish and declare this my last 
will and Testament in manner and fform following, to wit. 
First I give and bequeath to my son Evan Evans, Clerk, the 
sum of half a crown. Also to my daughter Gwen the sum 
of One Shilling. Also tmto my daughter Mary the sum of 
Five and Twenty Poimds and Chamber Furniture. Also 
unto my daughter Elizabeth the sum of Twenty Poimds. 
Also I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved son David 
Evans all my messuage Tenement and Land commonly called 
and known by the name of Gwenhafdre or Cynhajdre now 
in my tenure and occupation and of my undertenants David 
John and Jane John situate lying and being in the said parish 
of Eledrod in the said county of Cardigan with all its Rights 
and Appurtenances. To hold to him my said Son David 
Evans and to his Heirs for ever. All the rest of my goods 
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or otherwise I give and bequeath to Catherine my beloved 
wife and to my said son David Evans whom I also nominate 
constitute and appoint Joint Executors of this my last Will 
and Testament. And if my wife shall chuse to live separate 
from my son David Evans then I give and bequeath her 
during the Term of her natural Life the Cot and Garden and 
the Field now held by the said David John and two men's math 
of Hay and Grass for one Cow and Turf sufficient. And I do 
hereby revoke all former will and wills by me heretofore 
made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand 
and Seal this second day of May 1758. Jenkin Evan. Signed 
Sealed published and declared by the above named Jenkin 
Evans as and for his last Will and Testament in the Presence 
of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as witnesses 
thereto in the Presence of the said Testator and in the Presence 
of each other. David Williams, Eewis Lewis, Edward 
Richard. 

D.D. 147 Indenture, dated 10 October 1760, being 
a settlement of the real estate of John Parry, late of Dolych- 
gennog, co. Cardigan, gent, deceased, between his three 
daughters and co-heiresses Anne, Elizabeth, and Jane and 
their respective husbands Evan Griffiths of Brynllys in the 
parish of Geneurglyn, David James of Pempompren fawr in the 
parish of Gwnnws, and Thomas Jenkins of Erw Barva in the 
parish of Elanbadarn vawr. The premises comprised all the 
several messuages commonly called Dolychgennog, Llyast, 
Keven coch, Vagwr vawr, Vagwr, ffoes y garreg, Yr ochor 
vach, now or late in the possession of John Wigley ; the 
several messuages commonly called Ahermilwyn, Penygraig 
issa, Penygraig ycha, Vagwr vawr, ffiches milwin, Blaen 
milwyn, Llyast goch, and a liberty called Corlan pant y dwr 
now or lately in the occupation of John Rees and David 
Jenkin ; the messuages commonly called by the names of 
Penypompren and Llyast rhos lase, and a sheep walk thereto 
belonging called Corlan enny now or late in the occupation 
of the said David James ; all which the aforesaid premises 
are situated in the parish of Gwnnws, co. Cardigan. Wit- 
nesses : John Jones, William Lewis. 

D.D. 148. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of Edward Edwards of Graigwen in the parish of Llanilar, 
CO. Cardigan, yeoman, dated 19 March 1763. Bequests include 
my moiety of the sheep on Llanaeddwen hills imder the care 
of Rees Edward, to my daughter Catherine; all my sheep 
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to my daughters Jane and Mary; eight pecks or a teal of corn 
(that is to say, four pecks of rye and four pecks of pilcorn) 
and the milk of a cow to my mother Catherine for the term of 
her natural life. Testator also mentions : — My wife Anne 
Edwards and my children John, Gwen and Anne Edwards. 
Witnesses : Thomas Hughes, Edward Hughes. 

D.D. 149. Certificate of an Award, dated 21 October 
1765, (pursuant to a decree bearing date 12 Nov. 1761), 
setting forth the metes and bounds of Kilkennin Demesne 
and Dlyestwen, two parcels included in a lease dated 15 Sept 
1636, granted by Jolm Vaughan, esq., (afterwards Chief 
Justice of the Common Pleas) and Jane his wife, to his 
brother Henry Vaughan, and allotting the same between the 
Right Honourable Wilmot Vaughan L,ord Viscoimt Lisburn, 
the Honourable Wilmot Vaughan, esq., his oldest son, 
and Wilmot Vaughan, an infant by his next friend, plaintiffs ; 
and James Phillips, esq., Elizabeth PhiUips, widow, and 
William Jelfe, defendants, in a suit touching the said premises. 
About fifty field-names are enumerated. It recites the will, 
dated 13 August 1677, of Mary Vaughan, widow of said 
Henry Vaughan, and one of the coheiresses of Jolm Stedman 
of Kilkennin, and states that Jane, wife of said John 
Vaughan, was another daughter and coheiress of John 
Stedman. 

D.D. 150. Lease for a Year, dated i June 1772, (so 
that a grant by release might be made), from Albany 
Wallis of Norfolk Street in the Strand, co. Middlesex, gent. , 
to James Lloyd of Mabws, co. Cardigan, esq., of all the 
messuage lying on the Morva of Llanrhystyd, commonly 
called Glenyrafon in the parish of Llanrhystyd, co. Cardigan, 
now or late in the tenure of Jenkin Rees David. Witnesses : 
John Lewes, William Parker. 

D.D. 151. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of Morgan Jones of the parish of Llanvihangel y Croyddyn, 
CO. Cardigan, dated 11 February 1774. Bequests include 
the sum of ten pounds to be distributed equally among the 
poor of the parish of Llanvihangel y Croyddyn excepting 
those that receive any benefit in taxes from the said parish. 
Testator mentions : — My niece Mary Hughes, and my god- 
children Morgan Jones, Morgan Davies and Susanna Ed- 
wards. Witness : Thomas Davies, Morgan Evans. 

D.D. 152. Agreement, dated 28 July 1812, (unsigned) 
for the sale by John Philipps Laugharne of Orlandon, co. 
Pembroke, esq., of the fee simple of his seven undivided 



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tenth shares in the messuage and lands called Alltybwlla in 
the parish of Llandigwidd, co. Cardigan, to William Owen 
Brigstocke of Blaenpant, co. Cardigan, esq. Consideration, 
£3.920. 

D.D. 153. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of Anne Davies of the town of Aberystwyth, widow, dated 
2ist Sept., 1822, who bequeathed all her personal property 
to her niece Mrs. Mary Ann Hyde. Witness : William Jones, 
Aberystwith. 

D.D. 154. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of Richard Rowland of Tanyrallt, in the parish of I,lanilar, 
CO. Cardigan, farmer, dated 2 November, 1824. Bequests to 
his wife Mary, among other things, included " all the house- 
hold furniture and other goods she brought here when we 
intermarried and likewise the bed which I usually sleep in." 
Testator also mentions : — My children, Rowland, Richard, 
David, Mary, Catherine (wife of John Davies), and Elizabeth 
(wife of David Jones). Witnesses : David Jones, minister of 
Ivlanavan, and James James, Tanyrallt Cottage. 

D.D. 155. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of John Evans of Great Dark Gate Street, in the town of 
Aberystwyth, master mariner, dated April 12, 1832, with a 
codicil dated 7 Nov. in the same year. Property comprised 
a messuage called Tyhen otherwise Penglaisjach, in the parish 
of Llanbadarn vawre, and two sloops or vessels respectively 
called The Providence and The Dove. Testator mentions : — 
My children, John, Elinor, Mary and Elizabeth. Wit- 
nesses : Elizabeth Parry, Robert Jones, John Jones Atwood. 

D.D. 156. Assignment, dated 28 April 1838, of certain 
debts (specified) charged upon the late estate of Thomas 
Herbert Jones, late of the town of Abergavenny, deceased, 
to the Reverend William Herbert, of the parish of Llansaint- 
fread, co. Cardigan, son of the Reverend David Herbert of 
the latter parish, deceased, (whom the said Thomas Herbert 
Jones had made his contingent heir) upon the failure of Mary 
Jones of the village of lylanbadarn vawre (sister of the afore- 
said Thomas Herbert Jones), to comply with a certain proviso 
contained in the will of the aforesaid Rev. David Herbert. 
The debts were secured upon all the India property at Madras. 
Witnesses : Thomas Stroud, West of England and of Wales 
District Bank, Swansea; Charles Delahay, Abergavenny ; Wil- 
liam P. Ball, Abergavenny. 



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D.D. 157. Indenture, dated 22 September 1743, being 
a lease for 999 years, from Mary Wellington and Henry 
Wellington, her eldest son, both of the town of Hay, co. Brecon 
to David Powell of Llangorse in the same county, of the plot 
of ground commonly called Graige y comme ycha, being part 
of the lands of Lloyne y brayne meareing by the side of the 
way that leadeth from a place called Y forth lace towards the 
town of Hay and from the said highway to a Prill of Water 
that leadeth from Kaey tuy yn y lloyne through the afore- 
said Comme situate in the parish of Llanigon, now in the 
occupation of William Williams, at the yearly rent of id. 
Endorsed: a memorandum, dated 29 May 1781, of the surren- 
der of the lease by one David Powell of Cusop, co. Hereford, 
yeoman, to Richard Wellington of Hay Castle, esq. Con- 
sideration money £25. Witnesses : Walter Watkins, taylor, 
Walter Churchey. 

D.D. 158. Writ, dated 20 November 1746, to William 
Havard, yeoman, and Margaret his wife, to perform their 
covenant with Mary Awbrey, widow, touching one messuage 
one barn, loa. of pasture, 50a. of arable land, 15a. of wood, 
20a. of furze and heath with appurtenances in the parishes 
of I/landevalley, and Llyswen, co. Brecon. 

D.D. 159. Indenture, dated 22 March, 1786, (recites 
a previous indenture, dated 13 Jtme 1777, whereby David 
Williams, of the town of Brecon, clerk, demised for thirty 
one years to Christopher Davies of the same town a burgage 
situate in High Street, in the inferior ward in the town of 
of Brecon, late in the possession of Elizabeth Williams, widow, 
and now of the said Christopher Davies, at the yearly rent 
of £18 for the three first years of the said term, and £20 for 
the remainder of the said term), being an assignment 
of the said lease from the said Christopher Davies, to one 
Matthew Kinsey of the town and parish of Llanvair, in 
Builth, CO. Brecon, mercer. Witnesses : Thomas Williams, 
Roger Prosser. 

D.D. 160. Printed Particulars of the freehold 
estate of Richard Davies, esq., deceased, made, pursuant 
to an order of the High Court of Chancery, 29 and 30 August, 
1791. Estate comprised the manors of Langasty, Talyllyn 
and Blanellynwy, a mansion house, and several farms. Minute 
particulars given of rents, taxes, &c. 



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D.D. 161. Particulars of Estates at Hay, co. Brecon, 

comprising the Manor of Hay, Sheephouse Farm, The Waindre, 
The Forest Wood Farm, The Forest Wood Quarry, The Forest 
Wood, and Cockalofty. Estimated value, ^^23,000. 

D.D. 162. Memorandum of Agreement, dated 21 
March 1809, between Richard Lodge of Langattock Great 
House and Thomas James of Cl>'tha, touching the surrender 
by the former of certain imexpired years of a lease of Llan- 
gattock Farm. Reference to the customs of tenants in the 
parish of Llangattock, [co. Monmouth]. 

D.D. 163. Extract of fines and amercements imposed 
at the Great Sessions held at Brecon for the county of Brecon 
[a) Saturday, 10 April 1830 ; [b) Saturday, 21 August, 1830. 

D.D. 164. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of John Lloyd of Cilurhyg, co. Cardigan, gent., dated 
28 July, 1695. Real Property situated in the parish of Llan- 
sanfread. Several names on the dorse with small money 
amounts opposite, apparently of monies due to the 
testator. Testator mentions the following : — My daughter 
Magdalen Lloyd ; my son Morgan Lloyd ; my youngest sou 
Rees Lloyd ; my son John Lloyd (imder 18 years of age). 
Witnesses : William Griffith, Rees David, John Rees, David 
Thomas, Jenkin Jenkins. 

D.D. 165. An Inventory of the goods and chattels 
of David Lloyd of Ffoesybleidhed, co. Cardigan, esq., dated 
30 August 1714. Very valuable for history of prices in 
Cardiganshire. Among the items is, "Silver plate, £5 los. 
The total value is £397 14s. 

D.D. 166. Copy of the letters patent of Henry VIII, 
dated Westminster 20 November 1528, inspecting and con- 
firming previous letters patent of Henry VI, in favour of the 
burgesses of Llanpadarn vawr or Aberystwyth. (See Mey- 
ricks' Cardiganshire (1810) Appendix, pp. 503 — 507 for 
printed text with many inaccuracies). Latin. 

D.D. 167. Another copy of D.D. 166 above. 

D.D. 168. English translation of D.D. 166 above. 

D.D. 169. Indenture, dated 24 July 1809, being a 
lease from Elizabeth Johnes of Portman Square, co. Middle- 
sex, widow, to Thomas Williams of The Black Lion, in 
in the town of Cardigan, of the messuage called The Black 



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Lion, situate in the parish of St. Mary in Cardigan with its 
appurtenances, also the tolls of the markets and fairs of the 
town of Cardigan for a term of 21 years at the yearly rent of 
/80, subject to certain reservations specified. Witness : 
J. Be\Tion of Newcastle Kmlyn. 

D.D. 170. Writ, dated q May 1831, directed to J. P. 
B. Chichester, Sheriff of Cardiganshire, to inquire touching 
the damages done by Enoch Griffiths to one Thomas Lloyd, 
by his forcible entry 8 October 1830, into 4 dwelling houses, 
4 tucking mills, 4 oiithouses, 4 stables, 4 barns, 4 cowhouses, 
4 gardens, 4 orchards, 10 acres of arable land, 10 acres of 
meadow, lo acres of pasture, and 10 acres of other land with 
appurtenarces situate in the several parishes of Llandyfriog 
and Henllan, co. Cardigan. 

D.D. 171. Inquisition, pursuant to D.D. 170 above, 
dated 30 June 1831, taken at the Gogerddan Arms, Aber- 
ystw^'th, touching the damage done by Enoch Griffiths to 
one Thomas Lloyd, through forcible ejectment from certain 
premises (not specified). Total damage, £34 los. 

D.D. 172. Copy of the Judgment in an action for debt 
between Thomas George and William Amlot, plaintiffs, against 
The Honourable Robert Fulke Greville, defendant. Verdict, 
dated 15 April 1835, in favour of the plaintiffs. 

D.D, 173. Copy of Judgivient in an action for debt 
between David Evans, plaintiff, and Richard Morris, de- 
fendant, both of Cardiganshire. Verdict, dated 15 April 
1837, in favour of the plaintiff. 

D.D. 174. Writ to Francis Thomas Gibb, esq., 
Sheriff of Cardiganshire, dated 6 March 1843, to cause a 
lawful jury of the said county to appear at Westminster 
to try an action between James Jones, plaintiff, and Jenkin 
Beynon, defendant. 

D.D. 175. Copy of Judgment in a case touching a vessel 
between James Jones, plaintiff, and Jenkin Beynon, defen- 
dant, both of Cardiganshire. Verdict, dated 15 April 1843, 
in favour of defendant. 

D.D. 176. Writ of Summons, dated 3 April 1846, 
directed to Edward Lloyd Williams, late of Gwernant, co. 
Cardigan, but now of iq Manchester Buildings, co. Middlesex, 
in an action of debt brought against him by George Grant 
Francis. 



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D.D 177. Indenture, dated 6 March, 1876, being the 
apprenticeship of William Abraham Dodd, of ijewis Terrace, 
Aberystw3'th, co. Cardigan, son of Henry Dodd, railway 
shunter, to Peter Jones and John Morris of the firm of Jones 
and Morris of the said town of Aberj^stAvyth, enamelled slate 
manufacturers ; for a term of five years at a weekly wage 
of 5s. during the first year, and 7s. 6d., ids., 12s. 6d., and 15s. 
for the remaining years of the said term respectively ; the 
said apprentice his masters faithfully shall serve, their secrets 
keep, their lawful commands everywhere gladly do, &c., 
shall not contract matrimony within the said term, shall not 
play at cards or dice tables or any other unlawful games, 
shall not haimt taverns or playhouses, &c., &c. Witnesses : 
Peter Jones, John Morris. 

D.D. 178. Release, dated 27 December 1551, by 
John ap leuan Gwyn and Morgan ap leuan Gwyn of Llanelli, 
CO. Carmarthen, to Maurice ap Owen Moris, of all his share 
of arable land with its appurtenances lying in the parish of 
Llanelly in the manor of Vwrwig in a place called Kae kyan, 
situate between the high way on the south and west sides, 
and Nant hyan on the east side, and the close called Kae 
Hoell dew on the north side. Witnesses : Hoell William, 
Walter Johnes ap leuan, Richard and Hoell ap leuan, Hoell 
ap leuan, Henry ap Cetid. 

D.D. 179. Release, dated 5 June 1552, by John ap 
John Morris of Penbre, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, Phillipp ap 
Roger Moris and John ap Roger Moris of Llanrydyen, co. 
Glamorgan, yeoman, to David Owen Moris, of all their lands 
with appurtenances in the parish of Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, 
situate in a place called May nor Vorwick between the place 
called Come avelyn on the east side, the river called llochower 
on the south side, and the river called Daven on the west and 
north sides. Witnesses : John ap leuan, Richert Griffin, 
Hoell William Goz, John ap leuan Hoell, and many others 
(not named). 

D.D. 180. Grant, dated 27 February 1558-9, by 
Morgan John ap Owen of the parish of Llanelly, co. Carmar- 
then, yeoman, to Rees ap Owen ap Rees of the same parish, 
yeoman, of a messuage with its appurtenances in the parish of 
Llanelli at a place called Klyn gwernen, where the said Rees 
now inhabits, together with all his other lands lying there 
separately in the manor of Bwrwig. Witnesses : David 
Thomas Hoell, David Harri lia, and David Moris Thomas, 
and many others (not named). 



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D.D. 181. Bond, dated 14 July, 1573 in the penalty 
of ^40, by William Bedo Jeffre of Llandevaylock, co. 
Carmarthen, veoman and Thomas William Bedo, his son 
and heir, to Maurice Jenkin Morton of the parish of St. 
Ysmells in the same county, yeoman, for quiet enjoyment by 
the said Maurice, of a tenement in the said parish of 
St. Ismells now held by the said Maurice Jenkin. Wit- 
nesses : Thomas ap , Roger Collyn, David Thomas, 

John David Morgan and many others (not named). 

D.D. 182. Grant, dated 14 July 1573, by William 
Bedo JefFre of the parish of Llandevaylock, co. Carmarthen, 
yeoman, and Thomas ap William his son and heir, to Maurice 
Jankyn Morton, of a messuage at Trepenhaed within the 
parish of St. Ysmells now in the occupation of . Wit- 
nesses : David Owen ap Gr., David Wyll', Roger , 

Thomas Philipe, David Morgan, , and many others (not 

named), 

D.D. 183. Release, dated 24 October 1574, by leuan 
ap Gwillim David Gwalter ap Rees of the parish of St. Ysmell, 
CO. Carmarthen, yeoman, to Maurice Jenkyn Morton, of one 
and a half acres of arable land with its appurtenances situate 
at a place called Trepenhaed in the aforesaid parish, between 

the lands of the late William Thomas ap G on the 

north and east sides and the lands of Her Majesty the 
Queen, on the south and west sides, late the premises of Janet 
verch John. Witnesses : Moris Thomas Davy, Thomas 
Wyllyam, . . . ap Rees. Latin. 

D.D. 184. Release, dated 22 February 1575-6, by 
William John ap John of the parish of Pembrey, co. Car- 
marthen, yeoman, to Jenkin John ap John of a mansion 
house with its appurtenances, one close of arable land called 
Tyre y hearth, one acre of arable land (Welsh measure) situate 
in a place called Pen leache, three-quarters of an acre (Welsh 
measure) situate in a place called Grayeke y Pyn ryn, and one 
parcel of land at a place called Garthe bache, all which 
premises are situate in the aforesaid parish of Pembrey and 
lately in the occupation of one David Harry lya. Witnesses : 
Griffith Vaughan, David Thomas Vaughan, Owen John, 
Morgan Vaughan scriptor. Latin. 

D.D. 185. Release, dated 24 October 1577, by Anthony 
Morgan of the parish of St. Ysmell, co. Carmarthen, gent., 
to Maurice" Jankyn Morton^ of the 'same parish, yeoman, 
of two parcels of arable land with their appurtenances situate 



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at Trepynhaed within the parish aforesaid, one parcel lying 
between the land called Yr hendre on the east side, the late 
lands of Nicholas John David now in the tenure of Rees ap 
Gwillim on the south and north sides, and the land of leuan 
ap Gwillim on the west side ; the other parcel lying between 
the land called Yr hendre aforesaid on the east side, the afore- 
said land of Nicholas on the north side, and the land of the 
said Maurice on the south and west sides ; which premises 
the aforesaid Anthony Morgan lately held, and received by 
the gift and feoffment of Henry Vaughan. Witnesses : 
Robert ap leuan, Thomas Hoell, John Hoell. Latin. 

D.D. 186. Bond, dated 20 Time, 1580, for the repayment 
of a loan of ^60 advanced to Henrv Hopkin of St. Ismell's, 
CO. Carmarthen, labourer, by William John Griffith of St. 
Ismell's, gent. Security, a tenement with all its appurten- 
ances situate in Hawkinchurch in the parish of St. Ismell, 
CO. Carmarthen, commonly called, the long meades, which 
late was the tenement of John Hopkin and now is in the occu- 
pation of William Griffith, William Phillipp, and Morris 
Thomas. Witnesses : Jethro Hvgges, Willem Grv^ffythe, 
Harrye Morgane, Roydd' IMorgane, Pelepe Gryffythe. 

D.D. 187. Grant, dated to May 1581, bv leuan ap 
Gwillim David Gwillim ap Rees of St. YsiTiells, co. Carmarthen, 
to Maurice Jenkin Morton of the same parish, of a parcel of 
arable land with its appurtenances situate at a place called 
Panne yr hendre in the parish aforesaid between the lands of 
Owen ap Gwillim on the east and south sides, the land of Her 
Majesty the Queen on the west side, and the land of John 
William on the north side. Witnesses : Richard Jordan (?), 
Owen leuan, David Harrye, clerk and others (not named). 
Latin. 

D.D. 188. Release, dated 12 May 1581, by leuan ap 
Gwillim David Gwallter ap Rees of the parish of St. Ysmelles, 
CO. Carmarthen, to Maurice Jenkin Morton of the same parish, 
of the premises described in D.D. 187 above. Latin. 

D.D. 189. Grant, dated 4 October 1584, by leuan 
ap Gwillim David Gwalter ap Rees of the parish of 
St. Ysmell, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, to Maurice Jenkin 
Morton, of a tenement with its appurtenances, a ruined 
Chameria, and 20 acres of land (English measure), situate 
in a place called Trepenhed between the land of David John 
William, &c. as in D.D. iqi below. Witnesses :, Richard 
Harry Clarke, William ap leuan Coz, Davyd John Wyllyam, 
Nicholas Davyd. 



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D.D. 190. Release, dated 9 November 1586, by 
Janet verch Phillipp David, widow or relict of Hugh Robert, 
of the parish of Kidwelly, to Maurice Jenkin Morton, of the 
third part of a habitable house situate near the common 
pasture called Carreck, the third part of all buildings thereto 
annexed, and also of nine acres of arable land adjoining the 
said house. Consideration : a certain sum of money. Wit- 
nesses : Owen Philipp David, Jenkin Morris, and others 
(not named). 

D.D. 191. RELEASE, dated 11 April 1587, by levan ap 
Gwillim David Gwalter ap Rees of the parish of St. Ismells, 
CO. Carmarthen, yeoman, to Maurice Jenkin Morton of the 
same parish, of a messuage and twenty acres (English measure) 
also a ruined chamber {chameria), with all its appurtenances, 
all of which premises were at some time occupied by the afore- 
said levan ap Gwillim, and situate at the place called Tre- 
penhad within the parish aforesaid between the land of a 
certain David John William on the north and south sides, 
the land of a certain Anthony Morgan on the west side, and 
the land of William Bedo on the east part. Consideration : 
a large sum of money. Witnesses : Jenkin Thomas I,awrence, 
Morris Jenkin Thomas, N^^cholas David, and David John 
William, with others (not named). Latin. 

D.D. 192. Release, dated 15 February 1589-90, by Nest 
verch Morgan of the parish of Llandevailoge, co. Carmarthen, 
widow and relict of leuan ap Gwillim of the same parish, to 
Maurice Jenkin Morton of the parish of St. Issmells, co. Car- 
marthen, yeoman, of the third part of a tenement, situate 
in the said parish of St. Issmells at a place there called Tripia 
had. Witnesses : Thomas ap Owen Richard, John David 
ap Rees, Roger David William, Maurice Jenkin, David Jen- 
kings, clerk, and others (not named). Latin. 

D.D. 193. Release, dated 28 June 1596, by Robert 
David Harry of the parish of Llangindeirn, co. Carmarthen, 
yeoman, to Ffrancis Lloyd, of the same parish, esq., of 
a close of land with all and singular its appurtenances, con- 
taining by estimation, two acres of land (English measure) 
situate at a place called Glyn, near the brook commonly called 
Gwendrath vaure within the parish of lylangindeirn, between 
the land of John Griffith Lloid on the east and west sides, 
the land of the said Robert David Harry on the north side, 
and the brook called Gwendrath vatire on the south side ; and 
also of another close of land, &c., containing by estimation 
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situate at a place called Glyn between the land of Ffrancis 
Ivloid on all sides ; and another parcel of land containing 
by estimation 6 acres (English measure) situate at a place 
called Combe dyddach, within the parish aforesaid between 
the land of Thomas David Probert on the east side, the land of 
the said Ffrancis Lloid on the north side, and Combe dyddach 
aforesaid on the west and south sides, with reservation of 
one water-mill and its appurtenances to the aforesaid Robert 
David Harry and his assigns. Consideration : a certain sum 
of money. Latin. 

D.D. 194. Grant, dated i8 November 1605, by 
Thomas Lloyd of Allt y Cadno, within the parish of Llann- 
gendeyrne, co. Carmarthen, gent., to Owen Traharne of 
Lhanngaing in the said county, yeoman, of all the tenement 
which William John Griffith now inhabits, with all its appur- 
tenances in a place called Broade Lay within the parish of St. 
Ismaells in the said county. Witnesses : Edward Hughes, 
Richard Parry, leuan David, Griffith Rees ap Llewelin, leuan 
Nicholas, John Moris Harrye. Latin. 

D.D. 195. Indenture, dated 20 May 1608, being 
a settlement on the marriage of John David Moris ap 
Owen William of the parish of Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, 
yeoman, to Joan vergh David John, of the third part 
of all the messuage with appurtenances in the parish of 
Llanelly, lately purchased by David Moris ap Owen William 
from John Thomas ap leuan, and now in the occupation 
of the said John David Thomas Witnesses : Philip Owen 
ap Owen, John David John Thomas, William ap Gwillim. 

D.D. 196. Indenture, dated 18 October 1610, being a 
grant by John PhiUippes of Picton, co. Pembroke, esq., 
and Richard Phillippes, his son and heir, gent., to Howell 
John of Mydrym, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, of all the messuage 
called Place parkee and all its appurtenances in as large and 
ample a manner as Thomas Rees or Rees Griffith Bynon 
late father of the said Thomas Rees late deceased occupied 
the premises, situate in the parish of Llanvihangel Abercowen, 
CO. Carmarthen. Consideration money, ;{i20. The vendors 
further appoint Rees ap leuan of St. Clear's, co. Carmarthen, 
yeoman, to be their attorney to deliver the seisin of 
the above premises. Witnesses : Owen Elliott, Thomas 
Phillippes, Thomas Vaughan, John Watkines, William Thomas 
Powell, Lewis John, Howell Harry Thomas, Thomas 
Griffith John, William John, John Griffith, Francis Annesley, 
Griffith John David Lloyd, Thomas Rees. 



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D.D. 197. Release, dated 16 May 1612, by Edward 
Lloyd of Costeston, co. Pembroke, to John Lewis Walter, 
of Llanveneth, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, of three closes of 
land with their appurtenances in the parish of Llanveneth 
aforesaid, respectively called, Kae David ap leuan Gwalter 
alias Kaer kelyn, Gardd y kelyn, and Llain pwll y 
main. Consideration : a certain sum of money. Witnesses : 
Richard Lloyd of Llanbeder, gent,, David Thomas John, 
Thomas William alias saer, leuan David Griffith, scriptor. 
Latin. 

D.D. 198. Grant, dated 26 October 1614. by Griffith 
Penry of the parish of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
to John Jenkin David of Llanguike, in the same county, 
yeoman, of all the tenement called Teer Man y garnant and 
its appurtenances situate in the parish of Bettus, co. Carmar- 
then [Carmithimensi] between the lands of Richard ap leuan 
on the west side, the lands of Rice Lloyd, gent., called Y gors 
lidan on the east side, and the lands of John Thomas leuan 
Morgan on the south side, and the torrent called Y garnant 
on the north side, now in the occupation of Jenkin David 
Morgan Lloyd. Consideration money, £30. Witnesses : John 
Hopkin Thomas Lloyd, John Hopkin Jenkin, Thomas Morgan 
Thomas, leuan Hopkin, John Bowen. 

D.D. 199. Grant, dated 6 August 161 5, by David 
Harry of Llangendairne, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, to Ffrancis 
Lloyd of Glinn, co. Carmarthen, esq., of the messuage 
called Mase y nyath situate in the aforesaid parish, at a place 
there called Glyn between the land of Jacob Bassett and John 
Gwinn on the east side, the lands of the said John Gwinn and 
John Griffith Lloyd on the south and west sides, and the 
brook called Nant y combach on the north side, now or late 
in the occupation of Robert David Harry and Henry John 
Nicholas. Witnesses : Harry John Nicholas, Jenkin David 
David Ychan, Richard Lloyd, William ap Owen John. 

D.D. 200. Grant, dated 15 October 1616, by David 
ap Owen Traharn of the parish of Llangaing, co. Car- 
marthen, yeoman, to Margaret vergh John of the parish of St. 
Ismells, widow, of all the messuage with its appurtenances 
wherein one Richard John Richard lately inhabited, situate 
at a certain place called Broadelay within the parish of 
St. Ismells, excepting a house, now occupied by one Agnes 
Griffith, widow, and an acre of land annexed thereto, 
situate at a place called Y park ycha. Consideration : a 

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certain sum of money. Witnesses : Richard Mansell, John 
Morris Harrey, David John David, Harrey John David, 
Water John, Jenkin Morris, John Roger. Latin. 

D.D. 201. Bond, in the penalty of /6o, dated 20 
October 1618, from William Griffith Rudderch of the parish 
of lylannon, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, to Thomas Morgan 
Thomas of the same parish, gent., for quiet enjoyment by 
the latter, of the tenement called Tythyn yn y moelvryn in 
the parish of Llannon. Witnesses : Evan Traharne, David 
John David, Rees ap Howell, Thomas ap Rees, Rees Thomas 
Howell, John Williams, clarke. 

D.D. 202. Bond, in the penalty of £300, dated 28 June 
1621, from David ap Owen Traharn of the parish of Llan- 
gaing, CO. Carmarthen, yeoman, to Margaret vergh John 
of the parish of St. Ismells, in the same county, widow, 
for quiet enjoyment by the latter of the property described 
in D.D. 203, until she be repaid £154. Witnesses : Richard 
Mansell, Water Johns, leuan David ap leuan Treharne, Rees 
Jenkin Thomas, Griffith Hugh Phillipp. 

D.D. 203. Release, dated 28 June 1622, by David 
ap Owen Traharn of the parish of lylangaing, co. Carmarthen, 
yeoman, to Margaret verch John of the parish of St. Ismells, 
CO. Carmarthen, widow, of the messuage wherein one William 
John Griffith latety dwelt, with all its appurtenances, situate 
at a certain place called Broadelay within the said parish of 
St. Ismells. Consideration money £154. Witnesses : as in 
D.D. 202. Latin. 

D.D. 204. Indenture, dated 15 August 1622, whereby 
John Protheroe of Hawesbrook, co. Carmarthen, esq., grants 
to Walter Vaughan of Llanelly, esq., and Richard Vaughan 
of Hoimdesbrooke, in the aforesaid coimty, gent., all the 
capital messuage called Tyre egluise with appurtenances now 
or late in the occupation of Owen Daniel Parry situate in the 
parish of Langynnocke, co. Carmarthen, and three tenements 
called by the several names of Coombe livery, Come issa, 
and Come icha, situate in the several parishes of Lan Stephan 
and Langynnocke, now or late in the occupation of the said 
John Protheroe, on trust for the grantor for life, with remain- 
ders over. Consideration money, £20. Witnesses : Nathaniel 
Tarperley, Richard Whittingham, John Edmonds. 

D.D. 205. Indenture, dated i July 1630, being a 
grant by David William John Griffith of the borough 'of 
Carmarthen, yeoman, and Jane, his wife, and Lewis William 



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of the said borough, yeoman, and Ann, his wife, to 
Margaret verch John Davy of the parish of St. Isniclls, co. 
Carmarthen, widow, of all the messuage wherein one William 
John Griffith, father of the aforesaid David William, some- 
time dwelled, and situate at a place called Broadlay in the 
said parish of St. Ismells, and now in the occupation of the 
said Margaret verch John. Consideration money ;^i8o. 
Witnesses : Thomas Lloyd, Rowland Lloyd, Thomas Moris 
Jenkin, Richard Moris Bowen, David Traharn. 

D.D. 206. Indenture, dated 3 November 1627, being 
a grant in fee simple by Lewis Williams of Loughor, co. 
Glamorgan, gent., to George Bowen of Pennard in the said 
county, of all the messuage called Tir David ap Gwillim 
Beynon and its appurtenances, situate in the parish of Llanon, 
CO. Carmarthen, in as full and ample a manner as the pre- 
mises were conveyed to the said Lewis Williams by John 
William Vaughan of Llanon, yeoman, and William Bevans of 
Lloughor aforesaid, clerk, by indenture dated 3 March 1606-7. 
Consideration money, ^^40. Witnesses : William Bevans, 
clerk, Edward Hughes, Henry Bowen, David Philipp, Evan 
Walker of Llanedy, John Morgan, William Morris of Llannon, 
Dav>-d Johnes. 

D.D. 207. Grant, dated 26 September 1628, by Lewis 
Richard Thomas of the parish of Newchurch, co. Carmarthen, 
gent., to Lewis David ap leuan of Abergwilly, gent., of two 
several parcels of arable and meadow land, one of which is 
commonly called Llain y dryssi, and the other lies in a certain 
meadow called Y weyn vawr and stretches as far as a certain 
brook called Yr annell on the south side, situate within the 
parish of Abergwili aforesaid, which two parcels form part 
and parcel of a certain messuage called Rhiw Velen. Wit- 
nesses : Owen David David Lloid, Jenkin Richard, Phillip 
ap leuan, Richard Williams, scriptor, Lewis Richard David, 
David Bowen. 

D.D. 208. Indenture, dated 23 November 1630, being 
a grant by Griffith Penrie of Llangennech, co. Carmarthen, 
esq., to Thomas Williams of Klyngwernen, in the said 
county, gent., of a dwelling house with a barn thereto belong- 
ing situate at a place called Klyngwernen within the parish 
of Llanelly, now in the possession of the said Thomas Williams, 
also all and singular the several parcels of land of the said 
Griffith Penrie situate at the same place, to the use of the 
grantee for life, with remainder to his wife Elizabeth for her 



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life, with remainder to Charles WilHams (son and heir of said 
grantee) for his Ufe with remainders over. Consideration 
money, £24. Witnesses : Nicholas Evans, John Rice, Thomas 
Williams, junior, Rydderch William John, John Morgan 
Thomas, David ap leuan. 

D.D. 209. Grant, dated 20 January 1631-2, by 
William Howell Thomas of Llangendeirne, co. Carmarthen, 
yeoman, to Richard Griffith Lewis, of the same parish, yeoman, 
of all his close of arable land, etc., commonly called Parke y 
mynydd containing by estimation about twelve English acres, 
and situate at a place called Penkethy in skibor y Ihan in 
the parish of Llangendeirne between his own land called 
Parke y pwll on the east side, the land of the said Richard 
Griffith on the east and south sides, the land of Anthony 
David Bevan on the west side, and the land of the said 
Anthony, the said William Howell Thomas' land called Parke 
dy hwnt y ty y mynydd, the land called Park mayne, and the 
royal highway on the north side. Consideration : a certain 
sum of money. Witnesses : Lewis Thomas, clerk, Griffith 
Lewis, Phillipp Griffith, Anthony David Bevan, Griffith 
Walker, William Rees. Latin. 

D.D. 210. Release, dated 31 October 1631, by 
Katherine levan, widow and relict of Owen Trahern of the 
parish of Llangainge, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, to Margaret 
John Davy of the parish of St. Ismells, widow, of the messuage 
with appurtenances, in which William John Griffith lately 
dwelt, situate at a place called Broadlay within the parish 
of St. Ismells, now in the occupation of the said Margaret 
John Davy. Consideration : a certain sum of money. Wit- 
nesses : David Moris Jenkin, Richard Moris Jenkin, Jenkin 
David ap Owen, Jenkin Moris. Latin. 

D.D. 211. Indenture, dated 20 October 1632, being a 
mortgage for £40 from Thomas Bowen (mortgagor) of Llandilo- 
talybont, co. Glamorgan, clerk, to Jane Davides of Llandilo 
talybont aforesaid, widow, of all the several messuages 
with their appurtenances situate within the several parishes 
of Llanedy and Llanon, co. Carmarthen, late in the several 
tenures and occupations of Steven Thomas, leuan David y 
gwaydh and Hugh leuan Morgan, and now in the tenure of 
William John. Witnesses : William Penry, Morgan Phillipps, 
William John, Mathew Penrie, John Morgan Morrice, David 
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D.D. 212. Lease for a Year, dated 14 March 1636-7, 
by Jenkin Moris Morton of St. Ismells, co. Carmarthen, yeo- 
man, to his son William Jenkin Moris, of the premises 
described below in D.D. 213. 

D.D. 213. Release, dated 16 March 1636-7, by Jenkin 
Moris Morton of St. Ismells, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, to his 
son William Jenkin Moris of the same parish, of the capital 
messuage called Trippin had (now occupied by the said 
Jenkin JMoris Morton), containing about 80 English acres and 
situate in the said parish between the lands of Anthony Man- 
sell, gent., on the north side, and the lands of David Jenkin 
and Jenkin Harry on the east side, and the royal highway 
called Portway on the south side, and the lands of Anthony 
Mansell, gent., on the west side. Consideration : a certain 
sum of money and filial love. Witnesses : Owen David ap 
levan, David Jenkin Moris, Thomas Phillip William, Jenkin 
Morton, Jenkin Morris Jenkin. Latin. 

D.D. 214. Release, dated 14 July 1640, by Margaret 
John Davy of St. Ismell's, co. Carmarthen, widow, to Richard 
Moris Jenkin of the same parish, yeoman, of the land which 
Maurice David Bevan of St. Ismells hitherto held in the said 
parish, at a place called Brodlay, containing by estimation 
about 20 acres. Witnesses : Phillip Griffith, David Morris, 
Jenkin Morris. Latin. 

D.D. 215. Release, dated 12 January 1641-2, by Henry 
David of the parish of Dlangendirne, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, 
to his brother John David of the same parish, yeoman, of 
all and singular his messuages and appurtenances situate 
at a place called Le hlainey within the parish of Llangendirne, 
excepting three parcels of land lying there, the first parcel 
called Llayne vayne, the second parcel a meadow called 
Gwayne goch, the third parcel called Lletty maure. Consider- 
ation money ^^5. Witnesses : Morris Richard, Morris Howell, 

Owen William, Thomas Dyer corvisor, David, scriptor. 

Latin. 

D.D. 216. Release, dated 5 December 1644, by Hugh 
Lewis of the parish of Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, to 
Thomas William David of the same parish, yeoman, of a close 
of arable land with its appurtenances called Kae dy or Kae 
bach situate in the parish of Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, some- 
time belonging to William ap leuan Robert and David Piigh, 
and situate at a place called Llwyn y hwyaid between the land 
of John Vaughan, esq., on the east and south sides, the 



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land of William Ffraunces on the west side, and the common 
way on the north side, containing by estimation about two 
English acres. Consideration money, £(i. Witnesses : 
Thomas David, John David Thomas, John Rice. Latin. 

D.D. 217. Indenture, dated 22 October 1647, being a 
grant by John Thomas, of the county of the borough of 
Carmarthen, gent., to Thomas Lloyd, of the parish of Llan- 
egwad Vawr in Elvell, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, of all the 
close or park of lands with the appurtenances wherein the said 
Thomas Lloyd hath lately built a house, situate in the afore- 
said parish of Llanegwad, which close is commonly called 
Parke cwm bleyog, and is in the tenure of the said Thomas 
Lloyd. Consideration money, £iy. Witnesses : Thomas 
Phillipps, John Richarde, David Moris, Thomas David ap 
David, John Lewis, Thomas Lewis, John William. 

D.D. 218. Indenture, dated 6 August 1652, being a 
mortgage for £100 by Morgan Thomas Morgan of the parish 
of Llandingat, co. Carmarthen, gent., Anne his wife, and 
Thomas, his son and heir, to William Rees Griffith of the 
parish of Killicom, co. Carmarthen, of all the messuage with 
appurtenances called Tir pen y gaer situate in the parish of 
Llandingat, and now in the tenure of the said Morgan Thomas 

Morgan. Witnesses : David William , David William 

Nicholas, Morgan David Morgan, William Thomas Morgan, 
Richard Price. 

D.D. 219. Copy of the last Will and Testament 
of Mervin Cannon of Llanvin' in the county of Carmarthen, 
gent., dated 22 December 1658, and proved in the Prero- 
gative Court of Canterbury on 26 February 1658-9. Testator 
mentions : My uncle Sir Thomas Cannon, knt., deceased ; my 
father John Cannon, gent., deceased ; my wife Rachaell 
Cannon ; my cozen Walter Middleton, second son of my 
brother Henry Middleton, esq. ; my sister Mary Keyting ; 
my sister Pellatiah Parry ; my brother John Middleton ; my 
sister Elizabeth Purify. Witnesses : France Cox, Richard 
Handcock, Mary Williams, Charles Middleton, and Wallter 
Thomas. 

D.D. 220. Bond, in the penalty of ;fi5o, dated 16 
January 1659-60, by Lewis Hughes of the parish of Llanelly, 
CO. Carmarthen, gent., to Griffith Thomas of the parish 
of Llangendeirne, in the said county, gent., to keep the 
covenants in an agreement of even date with the bond, made 
between Thomas Hughes of the first part, Charles Gwynn, 



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Richard David and others of the second part, said Griffith 
Thomas of the third part and said Lewis Hughes and Sarah 
Thomas, his intended wife, of the fourth part. Witnesses : 
as in D.D. 221 below. 

D.D. 221. Bond, in the penalty of £t-20, dated 16 
January 1659-60, by Thomas Hughes of Gellie Galled, in the 
parish of Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, gent., to Griffith Thomas 
of the parish of Llangendeirne, gent., that in the event of 
the death of Sara Thomas (eldest daughter of said Griffith 
Thomas) without issue within a year and a day of her 
intended marriage to Lewis Hughes (eldest son and heir 
apparent of said Thomas Hughes), the said Thomas Hughes 
will forego a sum of ^^50 (part of a sum of £120, the portion 
of the said Sara) and will also cancel other obligations 

mentioned. Witnesses : Llewellyn, Simon Llewelin, 

Charles Hughes, Thomas Hughes of Llanedy, Owen David 
of Pembrey, William Lewis of Llangendeirne, Edward 
William of Llandevaylog, Griffith Thomas the younger of 
Terracoed, Alexander John of Llanarthney, Griffith Thomas 
David, William Lake (the writer). 

D.D. 222. Indenture, dated 2 September 1661, being 
a 21 years' lease by Dame Dorothie Drumond of Treventie, 

CO. Carmarthen, widow, to Thomas Davies of in the 

aforesaid county, gent., and Edmund Thurloe of the parish 
of Llanvihangell Abercowyn, gent., of the third part of 
all tithes, oblations, obventions, customs, Easter offerings 
and duties issuing yearly from the grange of Oysterlowe, co. 
Carmarthen, at the yearly rent of £14. Witnesses : William 
Thomas, John Hughes, John Bayly, Morgan Lloyd, William 
Smith, Arthur Taskar. 

D.D. 223. Indenture, dated 24 June 1668, demising 
certain premises (particularly described in a schedule annexed) 
to Sir Henry Vaughan of Derwith, co. Carmarthen, George 
Gwynne of Llanellwith, co. Radnor, and William Dickenson, 
of the Middle Temple, London, for a term of five years for 
the better security of a sum of money due to William Cupper 
of the city of London, gent., from Sir Richard Vaughan, knt. 
Lord President of Wales, Earl of Carberry, and Francis, 
Lord Vaughan, his eldest son, since deceased, on a bond 
between the said parties, dated 28 Sept. 1663. The demised 
premises were mostly situate in the town of Carmarthen ; 
the names of the occupiers and their several rents are given 
in detail. Valuable for the town history of Carmarthen at 



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this date. John, Lord Vaughan, knt., the heir apparent of 
said Sir Richard Vaughan, Earl of Car berry, joins in making 
the demise. Witnesses : W. Jervis, Thomas Pyott, Ben 
Wetton, D. Vaughan. 

D.D. 224. Indenture, dated 24 June 1668, conveying 
certain premises (particularly described in a schedule an- 
nexed) to George Gwynne of Llanellwith, co. Radnor, and 
William Dickenson of the Middle Temple, London, for a 
term of five years for the better security, &c., of a debt 
due to John Kirke, of the city of London, gent., from Sir 
Richard Vaughan, knt., Lord President of Wales, &c., and 
Francis Lord Vaughan, his deceased eldest son, on a bond 
between the said parties, dated i July 1663. The premises 
were situated in the townships of Perveth, Hermin, Llany 
Hermin, Llanegwad, Abergwili, Llanarthney, Llantharog. 
The old rents in kind are enumerated with their commuted 
money equivalents. Witnesses : as in D.D. 223 and one 
Samuel . 

D.D. 225. Indenture, dated 17 October 1670, being a 
a 21 years' lease by Dame Dorothy Drumond of the parish 
of St. Giles in the Fields, co. Middlesex, widow, to Moris 
William of Llanvihangell Abercowyn, of all the messuage 
late in the tenure of William Jenkin, and now in the tenure of 
the said Moris William containing by estimation, 50 acres 
more or less, to wit, from a new gate that parteth Rees 
Thomas' tenement north by a quick-set hedge unto the 
river Cowyn, and thence along the side of the river by east 
unto a quick-set hedge that parteth Thomas Davies' tenement 
on the south part, and thence by a west quick-set hedge (part 
of the same being a bank hedge) that parteth Edmund Thur- 
lowes tenement, and from thence b}^ a north bank hedge 
that parteth the said Rees Thomas' tenement unto the afore- 
said new gate, situate in the parish of Llanvighanell Aber- 
cowyn within the demesnes of the grange of Oysterlow, at 
the yearly rent of ^^8 and other services, to wit, one day's 
ploughing at Treventy or one shilling in money in lieu thereof, 
one day's harrowing or six pence in lieu thereof, one man one 
day to reap corn or sixpence, one horse load of lime to be 
bought and brought to Treventy or sixpence, one couple of 
capons every Christmas or 2 shillings, a heriot of the best 
beast or 30 shillings, and to bestow two hundred of lime in 
stone, being six barrels to the hundred upon land first broken 
or ploughed up. Witnesses ; W. Bevan, Edmund Thurlow, 
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D.D. 226. Indenture, dated 17 October 1670, being a 
21 years' lease from Dame Dorothy Drummond of Treventy, 
CO. Carmarthen, widow, to Edmond Thurlowe, of the parish 
of Llanvyhangell Abercow3^n, co. Carmarthen, gent., of the 
following premises : all the messuage heretofore in the occu- 
pation of Thomas Perott and now in the occupation of the 
said Edmund Thurlowe, containing about 260 acres ; bounded 
thus from the bridge called Clyvan up to the river Towa, 
unto a thwarte hedge that leadeth up to Mr. Bevan's gate, and 
so up towards the great moore that parts L,lewes Rees and 
the premises, and thence to a bank belonging to Mr. Phillips, 
and so to the gate that leadeth to Carmarthen, and from 
that gate down a hedge unto a moor that was in the possess- 
ion of Robert Rees, and from thence north to the highway, 
and so west along the highway near the mill to Clyvan Bridge, 
with one quillet belonging to the said messuage on the other 
side of the said river ; another messuage called Place y gweare 
containing about 160 acres now in the occupation of the said 
Edmund Thurlowe ; another messuage called Astis con- 
taining about 160 acres — the two last mentioned messuages 
being bounded thus — from St. Cleere's commons to a thwart- 
hedge that leadeth east up to lyower Court hedge thence north 
along the chief line to William John Cough's, and west along 
the bank that parteth William John Gough and the said 
Edmund Thurlowe to the gate, and from the said gate to 
the mill thence to the river and to the aforesaid commons ; 
also a moiety of land belonging to a messuage commonly 
called William John Yong's tenement late in the tenure of 
the said William John Gough, and now in the occupation of 
Edmund Thurloe, containing about 50 acres, bounded thus : 
the highway' to Carmarthen on the north side, the land be- 
tween the said land, and the land of Adam Martin on the west 
side, the tenement of Astis aforesaid on the south side, and 
on the east side by a hedge near adjoining to the house late 
of the said William John Gough, now in the tenure of Howell 
William : all which premises are situate in the said parish 
of Elanvyhangell Abercowyn, co. Carmarthen ; at the yearly 
rent of £73, and four capons every Christmas, four horse- 
loads of lime or 2s., one day's reaping by four men or 2s., 
heriot of the best beast or £$. Witnesses : John Woolfe, John 
Nycholson, Richard Chapman, William Jones. 

D.D. 227. Indenture, dated 15 February 1671-2, 
being a lease from William Jenkin Moris of the parish of St. 
Ismells, CO. Carmarthen, yeoman, to William Evan Griffith, 
his grandson, of the same parish, yeoman, of the cottage and 



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garden adjoining thereto, situate near a place called Gardd 
Stan in the said parish, heretofore in the tenure and occupation 
of Catherine Mores Morton, now deceased, and now in the 
possession of one David Owen Hugh, for a term of 99 years 
at the yearly rent of id. Witnesses : Jenkin William, Moris 
WiUiam Moris, David Jenkin Morton, Jonett Jenkin Morton, 
spinster, Grace William, spinster, William Vaughan scriptor. 

D.D. 228. Lease for a Year, dated 28 July 1673, (so 
that a grant by release might be made) from Rees William 
Rees of the parish of Killy combe, co. Carmarthen, gent., to 
David Evan, of the same parish and county, gent., and David 
William Rees of the parish of Llanvairarybryne, gent., of 
the messuage and appurtenances called Tir pen y gaere, 
situate in the parish of Llandingate, in the occupation of 
Neste Nicholas, widow, the messuage and tenement called 
Tir blaene y dyffryne situate in the parish of Killycombe, 
in the occupation of Rees David, and a parcel of meadow 
ground called Manner rhose Howell, situate in the parish 
of Llanwrda now in the occupation of Rees Thomas. Wit- 
nesses : Richard Evan, David Walter, Rees David, Hugh 
David, Morgan David, Rowland Price. 

D.D. 229. Indenture, dated 16 October 1679, being 
a 21 years' lease by Dame Dorothy Drumond, of Treventy, 
CO. Carmarthen, widow, to Edmund Thurlowe, of the parish 
of Llanvihangell Abercowin, co. Carmarthen, gent., of the 
third part of all tithes, oblations, obventions, customs, Easter 
offerings and duties issuing yearly from the grange of Oster- 
lowe, CO. Carmarthen, at the yearly rent of £14. Witnesses : 
John Townsend, John Nycholson, John Day, Edward 
Shortall. 

D.D. 230. Indenture, dated 23 April 1680, being a 
grant by John Powell of Pentre, co. Carmarthen, esq., and 
William Williams of Ystraduirell, in the same county, gent., 
at the request of John Herbert of Cwm y ddalva, co. Mont- 
gomery, and Penelope his wife, to Anne Williams of Whit- 
lera, co. Carmarthen, widow, of the fourth part of three 
messuages situate in the parish of Llandilo Vawr com- 
monly called bv the name of Rhywlas, and late the lands 
of Thomas Lloyd, gent., deceased, and now or late in the 
several possessions of Walter John, John Rudderch, and John 
Lewis, in as large and ample a manner as the said premises 
were conveyed to the vendors by Sir Rice Williams, knt. of 
Rhydodwynne, co. Carmarthen. Consideration money, £75. 



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Witnesses : Anne Prichard, Anne Powell, Edmond Walters, 
Richard Herbert, Griffith Davies, Thomas William, Walter 
I/loyd, Morgan James, John William. 

D.D. 231. Indenture, dated 2 February 1682-3, being a 
settlement on the marriage of Moris Jenkin Morton of the par- 
ish of St. Ismaels, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, to Elizabeth Owen, 
eldest daughter of Owen Thomas of the same parish (her 
marriage portion being /13 6s. 8d.), of the messuage with ap- 
purtenances called Trippinhaed, situate in the parish aforesaid. 
Witnesses: David John, John Jones, William Vaughan scriptor. 

D.D. 232. Indenture, dated 20 July 1682, being a 
mortgage for ^^200, by Anthony Rudd of Pentre, in the parish 
of Llangathen, co. Carmarthen, gent., and Magdalen his wife 
(mortgagors), to Grace Williams of the parish of Talley in 
the said county, spinster, of all the messuage and appur- 
tenances commonly called by the name of Cwm Garon situate 
in the parish of Llangadocke, co. Carmarthen, now or late 
in the occupation of Morgan William or his assigns, two 
messuages commonly known by the name Keventellich, situate 
in the parish of Llandingad, now or late in the several tenures 
of John Rudderch and Rees ap John or their assigns, aU of 
which premises descended to the said Magdalen by and after 
the death of her mother Martha Jones, and Thomas Jones, 
esq., her late brother. Witnesses : William Wogan, John 
Evans, Hugh Lloj^d. 

D.D. 233. Lease for a Year, dated 5 Februar^^ 1688-9, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Sir Rice 
Williams of Rhydodwyn, co. Carmarthen, and John Thomas 
of the parish of Llan\'yhangell Kilvargen, to Howell David, 
of the borough of Carmarthen, of all the messuage, &c., now 
occupied by the said John Thomas, several closes of land 
called by the several names of Kae marie, Kae dy, Kae newydd, 
Kae oddyar y ty, Y wayne hwll, Waen y kae newydd, Kae 
hnvynogg, one little close adjoining to the barn, and two 
parcels of meadow ground, and all other of the lands mort- 
gaged by the said John Thomas to Ann Williams, widow, the 
mother of the aforesaid Sir Rice Williams. Witnesses : 
Thomas Lewi's, Edward Lloyd, William Lloyd, Richard 
Jeffreys, Henry James, Thomas John. 

D.D. 234. Indenture, dated 4 August 1688, being a 
defeasance, on a judgment for ^^2000 from Sir William Russell 
of Broadway, co. Carmarthen, bart. to Arthur Shaen of the 
Middle Temple, London, esq. Witnesses: Henry Danvers, 
Robert Southam. 



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D.D. 235. Copy of Letters patent, dated 22 Decem- 
ber 1698, appointing George Lewis, esq., the keeper of the 
county of Carmarthen, during the King's pleasure. 

D.D. 236. Deed Poll (undated) being a release by 
Griffith Morgan of the County of the Borough of Carmarthen, 
gent., and Thomas James of the same borough, to Elizabeth 
David of the said borough, of the messuage with appurtenances 
situate in the lower franchise of the said borough called 
Landers Hill alias fflanders Hill. Witnesses : Robert Lewis, 
Thomas Lewis, Griffith David, John ffarmer, Griffith . 

D.D. 237. Indenture, dated 24 January 1700-1, being 
an assignment of a mortgage for £50 held by William 
Brigstocke of Llechddonny, co. Carmarthen (mortgagee) of 
a messuage and appurtenances called Gwaen y gwiail, in the 
parish of Llangendeirne, to Mary Lloyd of Glynn, in the 
same county. Witnesses : Evan Browne, George Thomas, 
Christopher Vaughan. 

D.D. 238. Lease for a Year, dated 18 October 1703, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from Walter 
Middleton, of Tenby, co. Pembrock, esq., to Thomas Jones 
of the parish of Llangathen, co. Carmarthen, gent., of the 
premises described in D.D. 239 below. 

D.D. 239. Release, dated 19 October 1703, from 
Walter Middleton of Tenby, co. Pembrock, esq., to Thomas 
Jones of Llangathen, co. Carmarthen, gent., of all the 
strip of land situate in the parish of Llanvynith, in the said 
county of Carmarthen, called Rhandyr a phen yr mynidd, 
lying between the lands of the said Thomas Jones on the 
south-east and west parts, and the mountain called Llan- 
vynith mountain on the north, lately purchased with other 
lands, from John Lewis of Coedmore, esq., by the said 
Walter Middleton. Consideration money, £$. Witnesses : 
William Phillipps, Henry Jones, Edward Thomas, John Lewis. 

D.D. 240. Lease for a Year, dated 26 February 1707-8, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from William 
Wogan of Llanstennan, co. Pembroke, esq., to Thomas 
Jones of the parish of Llangathen, co. Carmarthen, gent., 
of all the messuage with appurtenances called Tyr David 
Lloyd John alias Tyr-y-ttiy newydd now or late in the possess- 
ion of Lewis Jenkin, and situate in the parish of Llanegwad, 
at a certain place there called Llanhiernyn. Witnesses : 
Griffith Lloyd, Charles Butterwick, Lodowick Evan. 



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D.D. 241. Indenture, dated 17 February 1709-10, 
being a grant by John Williams of Abercothy, co. Carmarthen, 
gent., (son and heir of John Williams of the same place, 
esq., deceased), to Erasmus Lewis of Whitehall, co. Middlesex, 
of all the messuage, &c., called Innis y bont, now or late in 
the possession of John Rice, gent., situate in the parish 
of Llanegvvad, co. Carmarthen. Witnesses: B. Poulton, John 
Crosse. 

D.D. 242. Indenture, dated 29 July 1710, being a 
grant from William Price of the parish of Glaesbury, co. 
Radnor, corvicer, to Emma Cornwallis of Abermarles, co. Car- 
marthen, widow, of the messuage &c., called Llwyndewi, now 
or late in the occupation of Dame Elizabeth Cornwalis, widow, 
with all its appurtenances situate in the parish of Llangaddock, 
CO. Carmarthen. Consideration money, £100. Witnesses : 
Morris Pugh, Robert Waring, Richard Williams. 

D.D. 243. LE-\se for a Year, dated 23 August 1711, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Christopher 
Vaughan, of the parish of Llandevaylogg, co. Carmarthen, 
to Ffrancis Price of the parish of Llanedy, co. aforesaid, of 
all the messuage called Cwm Eynon, situate in the parish 
of Llangendeirne, co. Carmarthen, now in the tenure of 
Henry John Morris. Witnesses : John Price, Paul Pardoe, 
John Roberts. 

D.D. 244. Lease for Six months, dated 7 October 
1711, (so that a grant by release might be made), from Griffith 
Griffies of Penybank, in the parish of Abergwilly, co. Car- 
marthen, gent., to John Griffith of Castle Piggin, surgeon, of 
all the messuage called Ynise Towy, and also all and singular 
the several closes of land called Dwarchen genoll, Y dwarchen 
ycha, Parke mayne, Wayne vaur, Park gwynne, Parke y Hoy, 
Parke talken y ty, Parke glyn nowadd, Parke y tyr hene, 
Park y skybor, Parke newidd, Parke y deved, Parke y pompren 
ddy, Llaine tyr y craig, Erw Vably, Parke y bwlch bach, 
Gwaine y bwlch bach ; also the parcel of land known as Slang 
vach, and all other appurtenances belonging thereto as de- 
scended to the said Griffith Griffies from his late father. 
Witnesses : Thomas Williams, E. Rees, William Lewis. 

D.D. 245. Indenture, dated 16 October 1712, being a 
settlement on the marriage of Jenkin Morton of the parish 
of St. Ismels, co. Carmarthen, to Rachel, the younger daughter 
of Howell Howell, of the parish of Abernant, co. Carmar- 
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situate in the parish of St. Ismells. Consideration money, 
^44 marriage portion of the aforesaid Rachel, paid by her 
mother Penelope Howell, widow of the said Howell Howell. 
This settlement is post-nuptial. Witnesses : Jenkin Williams, 
David Williams, Jenkin Morris. 

D.D. 246. Indenture, dated 20 July 1714, being a 
settlement on the marriage of Henry John, the third son of 
Anthony John of the parish of Ivlandilo Abercowin, to Mary, 
the only daughter and heir of Anthony Morris of the parish 
of St. Ismells, of the capital messuage called Broadlay, 
and also one little tenement adjoining called Broadlay, now 
in the possession of Griffith Howell. Consideration money, 
;fi50, paid by the said Antony John to Anthony Morris afore- 
said. This settlement is post-nuptial. Witnesses : James 
Lloyd, Rees John, William Gower. 

D.D. 247. Indenture, dated 19 March 1718-9, being 
a grant by William Price of the parish of Llandeveyson, co. 
Carmarthen, gent., and Evan Price, late of KiUycombe 
and now of the parish of Llanvair ar y Bryn, co. Car- 
marthen, gent,, and Gwenllian his wife, to Sackville Gwynne 
of Glanbrane, of the following premises, to wit, Tyr y bryn 
Cerrigog, situate in the parish of Llandewibrevi, Tyr rhyd 
hallog in the same parish, Tyr y rhose galed in the parish 
of KiUycombe, Tyr hlaen nant melin, Cillvach Angharad 
in the latter parish, to the use of the said Evan Price in fee 
simple, and a mortgage of Tyr hlaen y diffrin in the parish 
of KiUycombe and of Trepen y gaere in the parish of Llan- 
dingatt, co Carmarthen, and a parcel of land called Hanner 
rhandyr rhose Howell adjoining Tir hlaen y dyffrin, in the 
parish of Llanwrda, co. Carmarthen, to the said Sackeville 
Gwynne to secure £222. Witnesses : Rees Price, William 
Thomas, Charles Morgan. 

D.D. 248. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of Elizabeth Cleark of the parish of Llanvihangel Abercowyn, 
CO. Carmarthen, widow, dated 29 March 1716. Testatrix 
mentions : — My sons David Cleark and John Cleark, and my 
daughter Elizabeth Cleark. Witnesses : Thomas William, 
Jennett Owen, William Bevan. 

D.D. 249. Probate of the last Will and Testament, 
dated 20 May 1719, of Ffrances Prothero, widow and relict of 
Charles Prothero late of Hawksbrook, co. Carmarthen, esq. 
Bequests include the sum of ^80 to be laid out in purchasing 
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to be let out at interest, 60 shillings thereof to be used for 
settling an apprentice, and the remainder to be distributed in 
flannen yearly between distressed people ; also Tillotson's 
first volume of sermons, with stipulation that funeral should 
be plain and decent, " and not any scarf es given." Testatrix 
mentions her brother David Gwynn and her sister Jones, and 
desired to be buried at Trinity Chappell [Taliaris]. Wit- 
nesses : John Beale, Thomas Price. 

D.D. 250. Lease for a Year, dated 7 March 1722-3, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Richard 
Gwynne of Talliaris, co. Carmarthen, esq., (formerly called 
Richard Jones, son and heir of Morgan Jones of Tregibb, 
deceased), Sybill Jones of Taliaris (widow of Richard Jones 
of Tregibb, esq., deceased, the grandfather of said Richard 
Gwynn, and grandmother of said Richard Gwynn) and 
Elizabeth Jones of Tregibb (widow of said Morgan Jones, 
and mother of Richard Gwynn), to Sackville Gwynne of 
Glanbrane in the same county, esq., and James Lewes 
of Gellydowill in the same county, gent., of all that 
capital messuage commonly called Tregibb and all the 
demesne lands and mill thereunto belonging now or late in 
the tenure of the said Richard Gwynne, also the capital 
messuage commonly called Trecastle and all the demesne 
lands and mill called Melin Arthur thereunto belonging now 
or late in the tenure of Roderick Powell, together with several 
other messuages (described in the lease as being now or late 
in the occupation of divers persons named), all in the 
parishes of Llandilo Vawr, Llandebie, and Llandeveyson, co. 
Carmarthen. Witnesses : James Lewis, Anthony Morgan, 
clerk, John Morgan, William Brigstock, Lewis Harris, David 
Davies. 

D.D. 251. Letters dated 10 November 1723, empower- 
ing one Rice Evan Griffith, to administer the goods of his 
late brother, William Evan Griffith, of Llangendeirn, co. 
Carmarthen. Latin. 

D.D. 252. Indenture, dated 25 July 1724, being a 
settlement on the marriage of John Bowen, eldest son and 
heir-apparent of Owen Bowen of Gurrey, co. Carmarthen, esq., 
to Anne, only daughter of Marmaduke Lloyd of the parish 
of Conwylgaio, co. Carmarthen, who received ^^500 as her 
marriage portion; the property settled was as follows: — The 
capital messuage called Glan y currey, situate in the said 
parish of Llandilo Vawr in the possession of the said 

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Owen Bowen, and other tenements called respectively Tre- 
fortune, a mansion house in the town of Llandilo, Creeg lands. 
Cue creeg, Wernddee, Cae glas, Cae mwdwl, Wayn y doctor, 
Penybank, Glanydwr and Tyr cyd in the hamlet of Rhiwlas ; 
and divers other lands in the parish of Llandilo Vawr. Wit- 
nesses : Ruthergh Daniel, Elias Thomas, William Arley, 
Thomas Evan. 

D.D. 253. Indenture, dated 14 April 1725, being a 
grant by John Edwardes of Treffgarn, co. Pembroke, 
esq., to Thomas Johnes of Cremine in the said county 
of Pembroke, gent., of all the messuages with appur- 
tenances commonly called Escair Castle Conyn, situate in 
the parish of Egermont, co. Carmarthen, in as large and ample 
a manner as the same were conveyed unto the said John 
Edwardes by one Roger Thomas and Elizabeth his wife. 
Consideration money £300. Witnesses : Maurice Jones, 
tutor, John Walters of Great Vaenor, David Rees of Penlann. 

D.D. 254. Lease for a Year, dated 26 October 1725, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Thomas 
FfoUett of Apledoore in the parish of Northon, co. Devon, 
mariner, son and heir of Jane Ffollett, late of Laugharne, co. 
Carmarthen, widow, deceased, and Mary, his wife, Edward 
Jefferyes of Apledoor in the parish of Northon aforesaid 
and Jane his wife (the daughter of Jane Ffollett of Laugharne) 
to Moses Morris of the town of Laugharne, yeoman, of all the 
messuage and house thereto adjoining with the two several 
gardens annexed, situate in the said town of Laugharne in 
a certain street called Gusport, co. Carmarthen, the inheri- 
tance of the said Jane Ffollett, widow, deceased. Witnesses : 
Thomas Laugharne, David Rees, Griffith Pris. 

D.D. 255. Indenture, dated 16 September 1727 
being a grant from John Magaer of the parish of St 
Cuthbutts, CO. Summerset and Margaret his wife, and Thomas 
Jones of the town of Laugharne, feltmaker and Sarah his wife, 
to Moses Morice of Laugharne aforesaid, yeoman, of all the 
burgage and garden, with a small strip of land thereunto 
adjoining situate in a certain place called The Butts in or near 
the Town of Laugharne, having the Common-Corse on the east 
part, the commons called The Butts on the west and south part, 
and the lands of Seth Phillips on the north part, now in the 
tenure of George Phillips, labourer. Consideration money, 
£17. Witnesses : Matthew Thomas, John Davies, Seth 
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D.D. 256. Lease for a Year, dated 14 May 1729, (so 
that a grant by release might be made) from Robert Dyer 
the younger of Aberglasney, co. Carmarthen, eldest son and 
heir of Robert Dyer, the elder, of Aberglasney, gent., his 
late father, and Ffrances, wife of the said Robert Dyer 
the younger, John Dyer of the parish of St. Paul, Covent 
Garden, co. Middlesex, Thomas Dyer of Christ Church College 
M.A. (Oxon), and Bennett Dj^er of Aberglasney, the three 
younger sons of the said Robert Dyer the elder, Thomas 
Thomas of I^lethercadvan in the parish of lylangathen, Sir 
Arthur Croft of Croft Castle, co. Hereford, and Richard 
Oakley of Oakley, co. Salop, Thomas Gwynn of Gwempa in 
the said county of Carmarthen, and Owen Brigstocke of 
Lechdoney, co. Carmarthen, to John Herbert of Court Henry 
in the said parish of lylangathen, co. Carmarthen, gent., of 
all the messuage and appurtenances, situate in the parish of 
lylangathen commonly called Iscayo now or late in the occu- 
pation of John Lawrence at the yearly rent of £12 los. ; also 
a messuage in the same parish commonly called Tyr John 
Gelly now or late in the tenure of Thomas Thomas. Wit- 
nesses : Thomas Philipps of Pentree, Thomas Jones, Cross 
Inn, Griffith Hughes, Rees Price, William Rawlings, John 
Howells, Morris, Charles Owen. 

D.D. 257. Lease for a Year, dated 9 October 1730, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from Morgan 
David and David Morgan, both of the parish of Llandingat, 
CO. Carmarthen, yeoman, to William Rees of the same place, 
of all the messuage with appurtenances commonly called 
by the several names of Tir y burgoed, Gwayn vawddwr, and 
Klyn cadvarch, and also the several parcels of land called 
y stang, and Stang y llyne, heretofore in the occupation 
of William David Rowland, in as full and ample a manner 
as enjoyed by the said William David Rowland, or by Hugh 
Morgan, late uncle of the said Morgan David. Witnesses : 
David Ivor, James Price. 

D.D. 258. Indenture, dated 26 November 1730, being 
a settlement on the marriage of Moses Morris of the town of 
Laugharne, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, and Anne, his wife, 
of all the messuage and garden with a small stang or strip 
thereunto adjoining situate in a place called Butts in or near 
the town of Laugharne in the tenure of George Phillip, labourer, 
a parcel of land called New Mill Park in the tenure of William 
Laugharne, gent. ; a parcel of land called Istill, situate in 
the town of Laugharne in the tenure of the said Moses 

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Morris ; another parcel of land called Teazle garden, situate 
in the parish of Laugharne ; also a messuage with two gar- 
dens in the town of Laugharne in a certain street there 
called Gusporte in the tenure of the said Moses Morris ; also a 
parcel of land called Cherry park, near the town of Laugharne. 
Witnesses : Thomas Lloyd, John Rees, William James. 

D.D. 259. Lease for a Year, dated 21 September 1732, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Rudderch 
David of the parish of Llandilo vawre, co. Carmarthen, 
yeoman, to Richard Gwynne of Talliaris in the same 
county, esq., of the messuage with fields adjoining thereto 
situate in the hamlet of Talliaris, in the said parish of Llan- 
dilovawre bordering or near a certain common there called 
Little Mountain, now in the occupation of the said Rudderch 
David. Witnesses : Christopher Sutton, William Thomas. 

D.D. 260. Indenture, dated 6 February 1733-4, being 
a release from David James, late of the parish of Lloughor, 
CO. Glamorgan, and now of the parish of Pembrey, co. Carmar- 
then, yeoman, and Margaret James, widow and relict of John 
James (grandfather of the aforesaid David James), late of 
the parish of Llangennech, in the said county of Carmarthen, 
yeoman, to Hector Rees of the parish of Pembrey, in the said 
county, gent., of all the messuage, &c., commonly called 
Tir pen y prist, situate in the several parishes of Llangennech 
and Llanelly aforesaid, and now or late in the occupation of 
Ruth Morris, widow, ; also the messuage, &c., called Tir 
hrin y keinke, situate in the aforesaid parish of Llangennech, 
now or late in the occupation of the said Ruth Morris. Con- 
sideration money £i$o. Witnesses : John Bull, John Man- 
sell, (sheriff) of Pembrey. 

D.D. 261. Lease for a Year, dated 28 February 1733-4, 
of the premises, &c., described in D.D. 262 below. 

D.D. 262. Indenture, dated i March 1733-4, being 
a release for the purpose of barring an estate tail, by Thomas 
Jones, of the county borough of Carmarthen, gent., to John 
Herbert of Court Henry, co. Carmarthen, and Arthur Price, 
of the borough of Carmarthen (i) of all the messuages with 
appurtenances respectively called Tyr y berllan, situate in 
the parish of Llanvinith, Tyr y pante situate in the parish 
of Llandilo Fawr, Tyr Hetty Eynon situate in the parish of 
Talley, together with all the other land of the said Thomas 
Jones in the said three parishes. (2) of two messuages 
situate in Market Street, in the ward of St. Mary, in the 



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county of the borough of Carmarthen. Witnesses: Anthony- 
Morgan, curate of Llangunnor, Henry Price of Carmarthen, 
Rees Price of Clystanogg. 

D.D. 263. Lease for a Year, dated 15 March 1733-4, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Evan 
Morton of the parish of St. Ismaells, co. Carmarthen, to 
Jenkin Morton of the same parish, of all those two closes 
of land commonl}' called Parke trawse tir ycha and Parke 
trawse tir isha containing by estimation six kyvers of land 
be it more or less, being part of a tenement called Trippinhaed 
isha formerly the lands of Griffith Morton, late of the said 
parish of St. Ismaells, deceased, father of Mary, the wife of 
the said Evan Morton. Witnesses : Richard Morris, Thomas 
Morris, Owen Bonnell. 

D.D. 264. Indenture, dated 8 October 1733, being 
a release by Dame Beatrice Rudd, of the coimty of the 
borough of Carmarthen, widow, (formerly wife of the late 
Sir Anthony Rudd of Cappel Evan, co. Carmarthen, bart.) 
to her eldest son Sir John Rudd, bart., of her certain jointure 
rights assured to her by an indenture (recited) dated 29 
August 1704, on certain premises in I^lansadwrn, the county 
of the borough of Carmarthen, and Llandilo Vawre. Wit- 
nesses : Lewis Lewis, Richard Dalton. 

D.D. 265. Lease for a Year, dated 12 February 1734-5, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from John 
Williams of the hamlet of Forest, in the parish of Llandingatt, 
CO. Carmarthen, gent., to William Rees, of the same place, 
yeoman, of all the messuage with appurtenances called by 
the name of Tyr y hurgoed, Gwayne vawddwr, Klyn kadvach, 
also several parcels of land called Y stange, Stang y Heine, 
now or late in the tenure of Rees David. Witnesses : John 
Morgan, William Thomas. 

D.D. 266. Indenture, dated 26 September 1734, 
declaring the uses of a fine levied of two messuages with their 
appurtenances called by the several names of Castle 
garrow, and Erow yr yare, situate in the several parishes 
of Llangludwen and Llandisilio, co. Carmarthen, formerly 
in the several occupations of Roger Griffith and Evan Morris, 
to Thomas Meares of the town of Haverfordwest, and Lewis 
Protheroe of Llandre, co. Carmarthen, which are to enure to 
the use of Jane Skyrme of Langridge, co. Pembroke. Wit- 
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D.D. 267. Lease for a Year, dated 15 December 1737, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Morgan 
Evans, of the parish of Nantmell, co. Radnor, gent., and 
Edward Jones of the parish of Llanavan vawr, co. Brecon, 
gent., to Roderick Gwynn of Glanbrane, co. Carmarthen, of 
all those several messuages called Erowbruchan vawr, perth y 
bee, Gwernymynach, Gwar y coyd, Tyr David ap Rees ap Owen 
otherwise called Tyr niaes y llan with their appurtenances 
situate in the aforesaid parish of Llanavanvawre. Witnesses : 
Sackville Gwynne, Luke Gwynne, John Jones, John Jones 
Bwlch y Chwyirn. 

D.D. 268. Indenture, dated 26 July 1740, being an 
assignment by David Morris of the parish of Merthj'r, co. Car- 
marthen, yeoman, to Ffrancis Davies of Newchurch in the 
said county of Carmarthen, gent., of a judgment against 
one Evan Bowen, to attend the inheritance of the lands of 
said Evan Bowen, situate in the parish of Abergwili, which 
had been purchased by said Francis Davies. Consideration 
£258, and other particulars specified. Witnesses: Anthony 
Morgan, clerk, George Oakley. 

D.D. 269. Lease for a Year, dated 9th August, 1745, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Henry 
Jones of Broadlay in the parish of St. Ismael, co. Carmarthen, 
gent., and Anthony Jones of the same parish, gent., his son 
and heir, to William Bonnell of the parish of Llanstephan, 
in the same cotmty, gent., of all the capital messuage called 
Broadlay, wherein Morris Richard formerly lived, together 
with one tenement thereunto adjoining called Little Broadlay, 
heretofore in the possession of Owen David Bevan, but both 
now in the occupation of the aforesaid Henry Jones, and 
situate in the parish of St. Ismaels. Witnesses : Edwara 
David, Charles Webb. 

D.D. 270. Indenture, dated 16 October 1750, being 
a grant from David Griffith of the parish of Llandilo Vawr, 
CO. Carmarthen, yeoman, and Rachel his wife (one of the 
daughters and co-heiresses of Charles Bowen of Llangathen, 
deceased) to Jenkin Thomas, and Mary his wife, of the parish 
of Llangathen, of a third part of the messuage, &c., called 
Rhandir pen-y-grigge, and of two parcels of land respectively 
called y taebach, and Clutyrodin, situate in Manyrdilo in 
Llandilo vawr, also that parcel of meadow ground called 
Waynbant situate in Gwinve in the parish of Llangadock : 



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for the term of their natural lives and of the life of the sur- 
vivor of them. Witnesses : R. Archer Dyer, Francis Dyer, 
David Griffith and his wife. 

D.D. 271. Indenture, dated 28 May 1755, being a 
settlement on the marriage of John Griffies of Chipsted, co. 
Surrey, clerk, to Ann Thackeray, spinster, daughter of the 
Rev. Thomas Thackeray of Harrow on the Hill, co. Middle- 
sex, D.D., of the messuages, called Bryn y hettyn, Tyr y 
velin, Tyr yr eskir, Glyn ychen ycha, Glyn noyadd, Cluttie 
cochion, Pant y driw, Tyr y deintir, Glan ychen, Clan ychen 
issa, all situate in the parish of Llanpimsaint, co. Car- 
marthen. Witnesses : M. Heaton, Thomas L/ife. 

D.D. 272. Lease for a Year, dated 28 April 1757, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Thomas 
PhiUipps of Kilgunnydd in the parish of Llanboidy, co. 
Carmarthen, gent., to Rees Thomas of Abertigen, in the 
parish of Henllan Amgoed in the same coimty, gent., of 
all the messuage with appurtenances commonly called 
Castle Gossan, situate in the several parishes of Henllan Am- 
goed and lylanboidy, co. Carmarthen, now or late in the 
tenure of James Thomas, yeoman. Witnesses: Howell 
Howell, vicar of Llanboidy, John Thomas of Pant y Benne. 

D.D. 273. Probate of the Last Will and Testament 
of James David of Noethllwynpur, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, 
dated 19 May 1757. Real property comprised the farm 
of Noethllwynpur in the parish of Llangeler, and a messuage 
called Gweynwthan in the same parish. Several one shilling 
bequests. Testator mentions : My wife Gwenllian ; my niece 
in law Margaret John, the daughter of John Bvan of 
lylwynbed in the parish of Cenarth, co. Carmarthen ; my 
nephew David Jones ; my sister Elizabeth David of Peny- 
wern in the parish of Llangeler, widow, and her daughter 
Sarah Jones. Witnesses : Thomas Lloyd, clerk, John Evans, 
John David. 

D.D. 274. Letter of Attorney, dated 22 November 
1757. to Richard Maddock of Crane Court, Fleet Street, 
London, gent., to receive on behalf of John Pollen of Lin- 
coln's Itm, CO. Middlesex, esq., all monies due to him as 
Justice of the counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke, and 
Cardigan, and the town and county of Haverford West, and 
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D.D. 275. Indenture, dated 29 December 1759, being 
a grant to Sir John Philipps of Picton Castle, co. Pembroke, 
from Thomas Webb, blacksmith, of the parish of Laugharne, 
of the messuage &c., called Milton, situate in the parish of 
lyaugharne aforesaid and now in the occupation of the said 
Thomas Webb, to the use of said Thomas Webb and his 
wife for their lives, with remainder to their eldest son James 
Webb of the parish of St. Issells, co. Pembroke, blacksmith, 
and Abra his wife for their lives, with remainders over. 
Consideration money, £40. Witnesses : John Philipps, Wil- 
liam Davies. 

D.D. 276. Plan Survey of twelve customary acres of 
land belonging to his Lordship the Bishop of St. David's 
lying on the north side of a certain tenement called Killardy 
situate in the parish of Llanegwad, co. Carmarthen. Dated 
1759- 

D.D. 277. Lease for a Year, dated 19 September 1760, 
for the purpose of effecting a mortgage as specified in the 
D.D. 278 below. 

D.D. 278. Indenture, dated 20 September 1760, 
being a mortgage for ;f440 by Brigstock Blome, gent., 
of the borough of Carmarthen (mortgagor) to Rice Williams 
of the town of Abergavenny, surgeon, of the following 
premises, to wit, all the capital messuage called Penybank 
ycha now in the tenure of Owen Phillips, White Mill tene- 
ment alias Ystrad wrrell alias Tythin pen Pont yr annel 
with two cots thereto belonging now or late in the occupation 
of John Thomas, butcher, the messuage and garden with a 
small close of land thereto belonging now or late in the tenure 
of Margarett Harry, widow, the water corn grist mill called 
While Mill now or late in the occupation of Mary Blome, 
widow, all of which premises are situate within the parish 
of Abergwili. Proviso that all the said property, with the 
exception of Penybank, is mortgaged, subject to the jointure 
of Mary Blome, widow of William Blome, and mother of 
said Brigstock Blome. Witnesses : John Edward, William 
Davies. 

D.D. 279. Lease for a Year, dated 13 July 1763, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Eugene 
Vaughan esq., of Place gwynn, co. Carmarthen, and Mary 
his wife, to John Vernon Vaughan, esq., eldest son and heir 
apparent of the said Eugene Vaughan, of all the several 
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(but now called Cwmavel and Cross Inn in the several tenures 
of John Rees and the said Eugene Vaughan), Crugganvach 
(now or late in the tenure of the said John Rees), Bryncoch 
(now or late in the tenure of William Phillip) , William Perrott's 
Lands (late in the tenure of David Perrott) — all which premises 
are situate in the parish of Llandeveylogg, co. Carmarthen. 
Witnesses : James Hughes, William David. 

D.D. 280. Writ, dated 24 August 1764, to William 
Williams, yeoman, and Mary his wife, to carry out their 
covenant with one Philip Hugh, touching certain premises 
in the parish of Llanelly. 

D.D. 281. Writ, dated 30 August 1764, to John 
Williams, gent, and Mary his wife, for the performance of 
a covenant agreed to by them with John Evans, merchant, 
touching two messuages, two burgages, two dwelling houses, 
two gardens and one acre of land with appurtenances in the 
parish of St. Peter, in the County of the Borough of Car- 
marthen. 

D.D. 282. Lease for a Year, dated 7 October 1767, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Thomas 
Grilhths, gent., of the parish of Llanvihangel Aberbythick, 
CO. Carmarthen, (grandson and devisee of the late Thomas 
Griffith John of the same parish, gent., deceased, and eldest 
son and heir apparent of Griffith Griffith of the same parish, 
gent., by Sarah his wife, which Griffith Griffith is son and 
heir apparent of said Thomas Griffith John) to John Jones 
of the parish of Llangendeirn, co. Carmarthen, gent., and 
Anthony Jones of the parish of Llanarthney in the same 
cotmty, of all the messuage with appurtenances called Gait y 
kenve otherwise Altyhenvey otherwise Alt y keveney, situate 
in the parish of lylanvihangel Aberbythick, now in the occu- 
pation of Griffith Griffiths, son of the aforesaid Thomas Griffith 
John; also the messuage, &c., called Gam goch in the same 
parish. Witnesses : Iltid Evans, James Bowen. 

D.D. 283. Lease for a Ye.ar, dated 8 March 1769, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Rees Morgan 
of Penygare in the parish of Llandingat, co. Carmarthen, 
gent., to Walter Hugill of Kevenllan, co. Carmarthen, gent., 
and John Jones of the said parish of Lrlandingat, of all the 
messuage &c., called Tyr pen y gave, situate in the parish of 
Llandingat, heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Morgan, gent., 
and now in the tenure of the aforesaid Rees Morgan. Wit- 
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D.D. 284. Articles of Agreement, dated ii April 
1770, between Catherine Powel, late of Glanarath, co. Car- 
marthen, but now of the city of Hereford, widow of William 
Powell of Glanareth, gent., deceased, and Gabriel Powell 
of the town of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, and Iltid Thomas 
of the same town, whereby to settle disputes the said 
Catherine Powell is given a rent charge of ^^300 for her life. 
The agreement recites the marriage articles of the said 
Catherine Powell, who was the daughter of John Bowen of 
Gurrey in the parish of Llandilovawr, co. Carmarthen. Wit- 
nesses : William Bird, Jeffreyson Holland. 

D.D. 285. Letters of Administration, dated 30 Nov- 
ember 1774, granted by James, Bishop of St. Davids to Lettice 
David, empowering her to carry out the last will and testament 
of her late husband William David of the parish of Llandilo 
Fawr, CO. Carmarthen, dated 6 June 1770. Provision made 
that his five children should have a tolerable schooling, and 
that they be taught to read and write as their capacities will 
allow. Testator mentions : — My five children, David, Henry, 
Lewis, William and Lettice ; my brother Thomas Davies of 
Carmarthen, victualler ; my brother in law David Recs of 
Llandilofawr ; my nephew in law David Rees of Llandilo- 
fawr, mercer. Witnesses : Thomas Davies, David Rees. 

D.D. 286. Indenture, dated 13 December 1770, 
being a lease by Sir Thomas Stepney of Llanelly, co. 
Carmarthen, bart., to John Michael of the parish of Llan- 
gennech, and his assigns, of all the messuage, &c., called 
Cwminhwch, all the meadow called Gorsewen, also the other 
meadow called Gwain goch, being lately part of a certain 
tenement called Pencoed ucha, situate in the several parishes 
of Llanelly and Llangennech, co. Carmarthen, now held by 
Thomas Evan, with certain reservations of mineral and timber 
rights ; during the term of the natural lives of the aforesaid 
John Michael, one Thomas Ungoed, son of William Ungoed 
of Trawserch in the parish of Llangennech, and Mary 
Rees, daughter of Thomas Rees of Llanelly, at the yearly 
rent of ^^13. Witnesses : Theophilus Davies, clerk, Henry 
Child. 

D.D. 287. Indenture, dated 28 August 1771, being a 
grant by Thomas George Gwyn of the county of the borough 
of Carmarthen, to Ffrancis Edward Gwyn of Middleton Hall, 
of an tmdivided moiety of two closes of land called Gilwern 
Fields in the tenure or occupation of Hugh Stonechower at 



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the yearly rent of £10, and situate in the parish of St. Peter, 
in the county of the borough of Carmarthen. Consideration 
money £175. Witnesses: William Rees, Penn[oyre] Watkins. 

D.D. 288. Indenture, dated 12 August 1772, being 
a grant by Ruth William of the parish of Llan\^'nith, 
CO. Carmarthen, widow, and Simon William of the same parish, 
miller, to David Williams of the parish of Llanybyther, in the 
said county, minister of the gospel, John Thomas of the parish 
of Llanegwaed, gent., William Benj amine of the parish of 
Llanvynith, farmer, John W^illiam of the parish of Llan- 
gathen, farmer, and Evan David of the parish of Llansawell, 
weaver, of (i) the several parcels of land called by the several 
names of Wayn bwllch wrach otherwise Gwain pwll y §ran, 
Wayn penrhos and Kae penrhw moidw with appurtenances ; 
(2) and also the dwelling house and garden called Graig velen, 
and also the house adjoining thereto : all which premises 
are situate within the said parish of IJanvynith, and now or 
late in the several occupations ot Thomas David William, 
Evan Thomas, Griffith Morgan, and William John William 
Morgan ; the premises to be held to the following uses [a) 
those marked (i) above to the use that the present minister 
of the Gospel who now officiates at a certain Dissenting 
Meeting House called Cappell Isaac on the little mountain 
in the parish of Llandilo Fawr and his successors for ever 
shall receive the issues thereof to his and their use during 
all such time as he or they shall continue to perform the 
functions of a Dissenting Minister at the Meeting House afore- 
said : but in case the said Meeting House should be left 
without any divine service therein according to the rites and 
ceremonies of Protestant Dissenters for two years then to 
the use that the Minister of the Gospel who shall officiate 
in the next Dissenting Meeting House in the neighbourhood 
of the said meeting house called Capell Isaac and his successors 
for ever shall take the said issues ; (b) those premises marked 
(2) are to the use of the said Ruth Williams and her assigns 
for and unto the full end and term of her natural life, and 
thereafter to the uses specified under (a) above. Witnesses : 
Morris Morgan, Thomas Harry. 

D.D. 289. Indenture, dated 7 May 1773, being a 
lease from Thomas Jones of Treweren, in; the parish of Devyn- 
ock, CO. Brecon, to Rees Morgan of the parish of Llandingat, 
of the messuage called Tyr y fforest, situate in the said parish, 
for four years at the yearly rent of £g los. Witnesses : James 
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D.D. 290. Letters dated 5 March 1777, by James, 
Bishop of St. David's, appointing Jonnet Jones, widow, 
(grandmother of the testator's infant daughter Mary Morgan) 
administratrix of the last will and testament of Rees Morgan 
of Penygare in the parish of Llandingat, co. Carmarthen, 
the original executors of the will having renounced. The 
will dated 15 February 1777, is annexed. Real property 
comprised the aforesaid messuage of Penygare. Testator 
mentions : — My nephev/s, Daniel Price and Rees Price, the 
eldest and youngest son respectively, of my brother in law 
David Price of Forest in the parish of Llandingat ; my kins- 
man Isaac Price of Dolevall in the parish of Llanvairybryn ; 
my niece Ann Morgan, daughter of my brother Rowland 
Morgan deceased ; my sister Elizabeth Jones and her children. 
Witnesses to the will : Morgan Jones, Rees Jones, James 
Phelps. 

D.D. 291. Lease for a Year, dated 16 August 1777, 
(so that a grant b}' release might be made), from the 
Right Hon. Charles Henry Coote, Earl of Mountrath, in 
Ireland, and John Levett of Whichnor, co. Stafford, to Sir 
Thomas Charles Bunbury of Great Barton, co. Suffolk, bart. 
of several messuages (specified) with their appurtenances 
in the town of Kidwelly, and in the parishes of Pembrey, 
Llandeveylog, St. Ismells, Llanelly, Llannon, Llangendeirne, 
Llandebye, and Llanvihangcl Aberbuthick. Witnesses : John 
Barker, banker at Lichfield, Charles Hinckesman, mercer in 
Lichfield, Francis Atkinson, Thomas Catten, yeomen in 
Dereham. 

D.D. 292. Indenture, dated 28th January 1778, 
being a demise, by way of indemnity, of the rectories and 
parsonages of Llanelly and Pembrey respectively, co. Car- 
marthen, from The Marquis of Granby (Charles Manners) to 
the Right Honourable John, Earl of Ashburnham. Wit- 
nesses : Joseph Hull of the Chancery Office, John Vernon 
of Lincoln's Inn, William Harding, servant of Lord Ashburn- 
ham, William Weightman, Staple Inn, Thomas Martin 
Langdale, John Hill of the Chancery Office, John Vernon of 
Lincoln's Inn. 

D.D. 293. Inspeximus, dated 22 August 1778, of a 
recovery dated 17 August 1778, whereby John Lloyd, gent., 
recovered from Vaughan Horton, esq., 20 messuages, 60 
cottages, 60 barns, 60 outhouses, 60 gardens, 60 orchards, 
2000 acres of land, 500 acres of meadow, 1000 acres of pasture, 



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1000 acres of wood and underwood, 1000 acres of arable, 
and 1000 acres of furze and heath, in the several parishes of 
Llanllawthog, Abergwilly, and Llanegwad, Seal pendant. 

D.D. 294. Indenture, dated 12 September 1778, being a 
release, on payment of a legacy of ;£200, bequeathed by Anna 
Warner, late of the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell, co. 
Middlesex, widow, to the wardens of the Church of Conwil 
Elvet, CO. Carmarthen, and their successors for the use and 
behoof of the incumbent there for the time being, the same 
having but a small competence and the inhabitants of the said 
parish in consequence were not well served. Witnesses : 
William Tasker, minister of St. Martin in Haverfordwest, 
Thomas Ayleway, Jeremiah Price, X. ^Morgan, public notary. 

D.D. 295. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of Phillip Hughes of the parish of Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, 
dated 15th May 1779. Testator mentions : My nephew John 
Daniel ; my niece Mary Morris ; my wife Ann Hughes ; my 
son Myler Hughes. Witnesses : John Isaac, David Griffith, 
Evan Davies. 

D.D. 296. Probate of the last Will and Testament of 
John Thomas late of Castle Dra^aiog, in the parish of Llangan, 
CO. Carmarthen, and now of Dyffryn IMarless, in the same 
parish, gent., dated 19 April 1782. Testator mentions : — 
My children viz. Rev. Walter Thomas, Elizabeth (wife of 
Evan Davies and her daughter Mary Philipps by her former 
husband Thomas Philipps, and her daughter Anne by her 
second husband Evan Davies), Anne (wife of John Bowen), 
John Thomas, and Damaris (wife of William James of 
Castle Draynog) ; my grand daughter Mary, the daughter of 
Daniel Lewis. Witnesses : Howell Howell, vicar of Llan- 
boidy, Phip Evan. 

D.D. 297. Probate of the last Will and Testament 
of Meyler Hughes, of the parish of Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, 
surgeon, dated 29 July 1782. Real property comprised a 
tenement called Pen llwyn yr odyn, Rhandyr y bryn, Gardde, 
and Tyr Shion y gof, situate in the parish of Llanelly ; a 
tenement called Talckyn genol situate in the parish of 
Llanedy ; a tenement called Bwllfa ddii situate in the parish 
of Llangyfelach. Personal bequests include all surgical 
instruments and " my best gun," and £100 in trust towards 
the support of the minister of the New House, in the parish 
of Llanedy. The following relatives are mentioned : My 



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first cousin, Prudence Hugh of Llwynhendu ; my first 
cousin, Margaret Roberts of Pencoed ; my mother, Ann 
Hughes ; my first cousin, John Daniel ; my uncle, David 
Hughes, minister of the gospel at Wincanton, Somerset, 
Witnesses : Moses Simons, Evan Davies, Joseph Jones. 

D.D. 298. Lease for a Year, dated 27 October 1783, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Thomas 
Pryce of Duffryn, Joseph Pryce of Gellyhyr, both of co. 
Glamorgan, and Anne Stanton of the parish of St. George, 
Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, widow, to Mark Roch 
of the borough of Carmarthen, surgeon, of all the messuage 
commonly called Ty llwyd, situate in the parish of Llangen- 
deirne, and late in the tenure of Richard Griffith, yeoman. 
Witnesses: Morgan Thomas, Thomas Jones, Thomas Popkin, 
a captain in the Glamorganshire Militia, J. Roberts of 
Swansea, surgeon, Thomas Jones of Carmarthen, attorney, 
Howell HoweUs of St. Nicholas, Glamorganshire, clerk. The 
said Anne Stanton is stated to be the widow of John 
Stanton, esq., late a Major in the 14th Regiment of Foot, 
deceased ; she was formerly Ann Jennings of Bath, widow 
of and sole devisee under the will of John Jennings of Bath, 
doctor of physic, deceased. 

D.D. 299. Probate of the Will of Mary Jones, of 
Carmarthen, widow of Hugh Jones, gent., dated 14 Oct., 
1757. Proved, 5 Nov., 1783, by Francis Jones son and 
executor of testatrix. Testatrix bequeathed as follows : — 
the interest of £1200 to my daughter Elizabeth Jones for 
life provided she marries with the consent of my brother in 
law, John Phillips of Carmarthen, esq., and sister in law 
Anne Price of Llandilo, co. Carmarthen, widow. After the 
death of my husband, I conveyed all my realty to my eldest 
son Thomas Jones, since deceased but reser\'ed a power of 
charging the same with £500 in favour of my youngest son, 
Francis Jones, and my daughter Elizabeth. Witnesses to 
will : John Morgan ; Thomas Rees ; William Andrew. 

D.D. 300. Indenture, dated 15 Aug., 1786, being an 
assignment by way of mortgage by Walter Rice of Llwyny- 
brane, co. Carmarthen, (mortgagor) to the Rev. Thomas 
WilHams, M.A., clerk, of Brecon, of a lease for 21 years (dated 
8 Aug., 1786, and granted by the Chantor and Chapter of 
St. Davids Cathedral) , of the rectories of Llandingat and Llan- 
vairarybryn, co. Carmarthen, to secure £1600 and interest. 
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W. Powell, attorney, Brecon. A discharge of the mortgage, 
dated 16 Aug., 1805, signed by Richard Davies and witnessed 
by Catherine Williams, is endorsed. 

D.D. 301. Copy of the Will, dated 30 Oct., 1786, of 
John Vaughan, of Golden Grove, in the parish of Llanvihangel 
Aberbythick, co. Carmarthen, esq., of which the following 
is a brief summary: — I confirm the settlement made on my 
marriage with my wife Elizabeth Letitia Jane Vaughan and 
devise to the Hon. John York of Barkley Square, London, 
and Traedway Nash of Bevere, co. Worcester, D.D., all my 
manors, castles and lands in England, Wales and the Island of 
Jamaica on trust for my first and other sons successively in 
tail, with remainders over, and with ultimate remainder to 
John Campbell of Stackpool Court, co. Pembroke in fee simple. 
Witnesses to will : Thomas Beynon, clerk ; D. Lewis, Llan- 
dilo ; Hugh Evans. 

D.D. 302. Lease for a Year, dated i February 1788, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), by Susannah 
Winston of the parish of Llywell, co. Brecon, widow and 
relict of Edward Winston, late of the same parish, tucker, 
(nephew and devisee of William Rees of the parish of Llan- 
dingat, co. Carmarthen, yeoman, deceased), and Samuel 
Winston of the parish of Ll3^well, co. Brecon, son and heir 
of the aforesaid Edward Winston, to David Williams of the 
parish of Mothvey, co. Carmarthen, husbandman, of all 
the messuage called Tyr y burgoed, Gwayn vawddwr, and 
Clyn cadvarch, and also several parcels of land called Y sfange 
and Stang y Heine, situate in the parish of Llandingat, co. 
Carmarthen, heretofore in the occupation of Rees David 
and now of Rees Thomas Rees. Witnesses : Phillip Morgan, 
Devynnock; John Lewis; R. Williams, Langadock, 

D.D. 303. Indenture, dated 2 Feb. 1788, being a 
grant of the equity of redemption of the premises described 
in D.D. 302, by Susannah Winston of the same parish to 
David Williams, of the parish of Mothvey, co. Carmarthen, 
husbandman. Consideration, £94 14s. 

D.D. 304. Lease for a Year, dated 13 April 1789, 
from Martin Beynon of Carmarthen, gent., and Thomas 
Beynon, his son and heir, to Mary Howell, of the same 
place, spinster, of the messuage and lands called Pentre 
kelin, containing the following fields : Park yr odin. 
Park newidd. Park hack alias Park erw vir, and the Hopp 
Yard, in the occupation of Thomas Rees, husbandman ; 



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the field called Park y pound, in the occupation of John Evan 
lyCwis, and the field called Park glasse, in the occupation of 
David Griffith, situate in the lyower Franchise within the 
parish of St. Peter, and the Liberty of Carmarthen Borough. 
Witnesses : IvCttice Jackson ; Hannah Serle ; Anthony Jones. 

D.D. 305. Lease for a Year, dated 6 Nov. 1789, from 
John Philipps of the town of Llandilo Fawr, co. Carmarthen, 
gent, to Elizabeth Harries of Tregib in the same parish, 
widow, of a parcel of land, called Llain llwyn y brain other- 
wise Penhill, in the parish of Llanegwad, co. Carmarthen, and 
in her tenure. Witnesses : D. Lewis, Carmarthen ; Thomas 
Prout, Llandilo. 

D.D. 306. Probate of the W11.1. of Isaac Davaes of 
Doleguno in the parish of Kilycwm, co. Carmarthen, dated 
7 Feb., 1792. Testator devised: — All my realty and per- 
sonalty to my four nephews and executors, John Perrot, 
Da\dd Davies, Rees Davies and Thomas Davies. Witnesses : 
John Williams ; Evan WilUams ; Jeremiah James. 

D.D. 307. Probate of the Will of WilUam Andrews 
of the Borough of Kidwelly, co. Carmarthen, innkeeper, dated 
24 Feb. 1792. Testator devised : — All my realty in the said 
Borough of Kidwelly, lately purchased of William Owen 
Brigstocke esq., to WilHam Morris of the Borough of Kid- 
welly, but late of the Tin Mills, and David Davies of Llech- 
dunny, co. Carmarthen, on trust for my wife, Jane, for 
her Ufe, and thereafter, on trust (as to a house in Penkithill 
Street and a malt-house in Lady Street in the said Borough), 
for my son John Andrews; and, as to the field called Borcharth, 
for my son William Andrews ; and as to two houses in Lady 
Street and a field called Waingaddock, for my daughter Mary. 

D.D. 308. Lease for a Year, dated 16 May 1792, 
from Hugh Bold of the town of Brecon, esq., the Rev. 
Thomas Bateman of Haverfordwest, clerk, and Walter Phelps 
of Llandovery, co. Carmarthen, gent., to John Jones of 
Llanvair ar y brjrn, gent., of the property described in D.D. 
320 below. Witnesses : John Bateman ; J. L. Phillips. 

D.D. 309. Lease for a Year, dated 25th June 1792, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from Benjamin 
Thomas of the parish of Llandilo Fawr, co. Carmarthen, 
shoemaker, and Rev. James Edwards of the parish of 
Llangendeirne, co. Carmarthen, clerk, to William Evans, of 



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Alltycadno, in the parish of lylangendeirne, co. Carmarthen, 
of a moiety of the messuage and lands called AlUywallws, in 
the said parish of Llangendeirne. Witnesses : J. Price ; W. 
T. Jones ; John Rees, clerk to Mr. Anthony, lylandilo ; 
J. Price, clerk to Mr. Thomas I^ewis of lylandilo. 

D.D. 310. Schedule, dated 13 Oct. 1792, of deeds 
and writings belonging to John Vaughan, esq., sent to 
Mr. Morgan Thomas, in Norfolk Street, London. Some relate 
to the Carmarthenshire estates. 

D.D. 311. Abstract of the Title of Walter Phelps of 
Llandovery, co. Carmarthen, gent., (eldest son and heir of 
James Phelps late of the same place, gent., by Rebecca 
his wife, both deceased), to estates in the counties of 
Carmarthen and Brecon. Indentures range in dates from 
1720 to 1792, the principal tenements being Tir maes y bwlch, 
Tyr-y-carne, Hirlowane otherwise Hirllwyn, Tir keven-y-glyn, 
Tyr pen-y-twyn in the parish of Llaudilo Vane, co. Brecon, 
and Tyr-y-velindre, Doll vallt, Tyr hryn mynherin, Tyr-foes- 
y-whyed in the parishes of Llandingat and Llanvair-ar-y-bryn, 
CO. Carmarthen. 

D.D. 312. A Rental (undated) of the several estates 
in the parishes of Llanarthney, Llandilovawr, Llangtmnor, 
Llanfihangel Aberbythick, Llandebye, Llangathen, and 
Llanvihangel, co. Carmarthen, belonging to John Vaughan, 
esq., taken in exchange from several persons and purchased 
from William Williams, esq. 

D.D. 313. Probate of the Will of Walter Rice, 
Llwynybrain, co. Carmarthen, dated 10 Jan., 1793- 
Testator devised : — My realty (subject to a life estate to my 
wife Elizabeth) to my son Walter in fee simple, and, in the 
event of the death of the said Walter, to my daughter Caro- 
line, and in the event of the said CaroUne dying under the age 
of 21 or without issue, the property to devolve on my 
brother Henry Rice of Dover, esq. Witnesses : W. 
Philipps ; John Jones ; Thomas Thomas. 

D.D. 314. Lease for a Year, dated 26 Feb. 1793, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from John 
Williams of Llw^n y Berllan, in the parish of Llandingat, co. 
Carmarthen, gent., to Anne Williams of Stone Street, in 
the town of Llandovery, spinster, of the tenement known 
by the several names of Tyr y burgoed, Gwaynvawddwr , and 

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Klyncadvach, also several closes of land called Y slang or 
Slang y Heine, situate in the said parish of Llandingat. 
Witnesses : D. Williams ; W. WiUiams. [See D.D. 323]. 

D.D. 315. Lease for a Year, dated 7 Feb. 1794, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from Peter 
Dubuisson of Glynhir, co. Carmarthen, esq., to John Lucas, 
of Stouthall, CO. Glamorgan, esq., of a parcel of land called 
Gwainyffynnon, being part of a tenement called Glynhir, in the 
parish of Llandebye, co. Carmarthen, containing about five 
acres, and abutting to the south on the lands of the said John 
Lucas, and to the north on the highway leading from Lan- 
debye to the Black Mountain, and now in the occupation 
of Peter Dubuisson. Witnesses : Thomas Lewis, attorney ; 
William Lawrence junior, writer to Mr.- Lewis. 

D.D. 316. Lease for a Year, dated 19 Aug. 1794, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from Thomas 
Bishop of Llandovery, co. Carmarthen, attorney at law, and 
Mary, his wife, only surviving child of Rees Morgan of the 
parish of Llandingat, co. Carmarthen, gent., deceased, to 
Herbert Lloyd, of Carmarthen, gent., of the messuage and 
lands called Peny gare in the parish of Llandingat, in the 
tenure of Roderick Thomas, farmer, also the lower part of a 
meadow called Wayngyd divided from the upper part of the 
same meadow by a watercourse, the aforesaid lower 
part containing about 4 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches ; also 
a moiety of the upper part of Wayngyd lying between the said 
watercourse and Pengare House, containing 4 acres, 2 roods 
and 21 perches ; also the messuage and lands called Bwlchy- 
gwint, in the parish of Llansadwrn, in the tenure of Evan 
David Morgan ; also two messuages in Stone Street in the 
town of Llandovery, late in the respective tenures of Rees 
Griffith and Mary Davies. Witnesses : William Anthony, 
Llandilo ; John Rees, his clerk. 

D.D. 317. Lease for a Year, dated 2 Mar. 1795, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from Thomas 
Rees, otherwise Thomas Christmas, of Brindawe, in the parish 
of Llanegwad, co. Carmarthen, to Richard Jones Lluyd of 
Pantglas, co. Carmarthen, esq., of the messuage and lands 
called Foeshelig in the occupation of Jjohn James, husband- 
man, in the parish of Llanllawddog, and another messuage 
and lands called Nantyhoncaeth, in the occupation of Evan 
Evans, husbandman. [This document is neither signed nor 
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D.D. 318. Probate of the Will of William 
Williams, first surgeon's mate of his Majesty's Ship Sceptic, 
William Essington esq., commander, dated 2 Mar. 1795. 
Testator bequeathed : — All my property to my mother, Eliza- 
beth Williams, of the parish of Uandilo Fawr, co. Carmarthen. 
Witnesses : William Essington, captain ; P. Bartholomew, 
first lieutenant. 

D.D. 319. Indenture, dated i May 1795, being a 
lease for 21 years from Morgan Thomas of Norfolk Street, 
Strand, co. Middlesex, esq., to George Thomas of Car- 
marthen, victualler, of two fields called Parke gilwerns, 
otherwise Gilwern Ffields, in the parish of St. Peter, in the 
borough of Carmarthen, late in the tenure of David John, 
farmer, and now of the said George Thomas ; including all 
veins of coal, culm, lead, copper and other minerals ; 
yearly rent, £12. Witnesses : John Brown, attorney, Car- 
marthen ; Thomas Bostock, his clerk ; R. G. Thomas, Nor- 
folk Street ; Henry Bennett, his clerk. 

D.D. 320 & 321. Lease and Release dated 17 and 18 
Jan., 1797, whereby John Johnes of Danymhumphrey in the 
parish of Llanfair ar y brin, co. Carmarthen, gent., and Mary 
his wife, grant to Herbert Lloyd of Carmarthen, esq., and John 
Rees Bishop of Dolly Garreg, co. Carmarthen, tanner, a messu- 
age and lands anciently called Tiiy David Rees Ben Lloyd 
otherwise Tuyr y fforest, otherwise Y pant dntssiog, Y knwch 
didri, and Cae bach, and now called Cwmmawr, containing 
69 acres, 19 perches, in the parish of Llandingat, co. Car- 
marthen, formerly in the tenure of Rees Morgan, gent., de- 
ceased, and since of William Morgan Thomas, and now of 
Thomas Bishop, gent., to the use of the appointees of said 
Thomas Bishop and Mary his wife, with remainder to the use 
of said Thomas Bishop and Mary his wife for their lives, with 
remainder to their first and other sons successively in tail, 
with remainders over. Consideration £725. Witnesses : 
Samuel Price, postmaster, Landovery ; Rees Thomas ; John 
Jones ; ]\Iary Jones. Final concord in a fine of the said 
property dated 29 July, 1797, annexed. 

D.D. 322. Lease for a Year, dated 9 May 1797, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from WiUiam 
Williams of the parish of Llandingat, co. Carmarthen, gent., 
and Ann his wife, to Phillip Griffith of the parish of 
Llandilo Fawr, in the same county, farmer, of a messuage and 
lands called Tyr kefen yr henvas otherwise Tyr yr henvas 

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and Tyr close otherwise Tyr y cltis, in the parish of Llan- 
dingat aforesaid, and in the tenure of Lewis Howell. Wit- 
nesses : John Philipps, Llandilo ; Margert Edward of Pen- 
goylan. 

D.D. 323. Lease for a Year, dated 23 Mar. 1798, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from Anne 
Williams of Stone Street, Llandovery, co. Carmarthen, 
spinster, and John Williams of Lhvynyberllan, in the parish 
of Llandingat, to Jeremiah Davies of Llanelly, clerk, of a 
messuage called by the several names of Tyryhtirgoed, Gwayn- 
vawddwr, and Klyncadvach, and parcels of land called Y slang 
and Slang y Heine in the parish of llandingat, now in the 
occupation of Morgan Evan. Witnesses : W. Davys ; Ben- 
jamin Davies. [See D.D. 314]. 

D.D. 324. Affidavit, dated 28 May, 1799, by John 
Gwynne, of Carmarthen, gent., touching the yearly value of 
certain lands in the parish of Llangendeirne, co. Carmarthen, 
comprised in a recovery suffered at the Great Sessions for 
Carmarthenshire. 

D.D. 325. Lease for a Year, dated 17 — , (so that a 
grant by release might be made) from William Williams of 
Narberth, co. Pembroke, to Henry Child of Llanelly, 
victualler, and John Williams of the same place, of a messuage 
in the town of Llanelly, formerly in the possession of David 
Williams, glover. [This deed is neither dated nor exe- 
cuted]. 

D.D. 326. Schedule of Debts, Legacies, and sums 
of money mentioned in a certain indenture of assignment 
(now missing). It includes the purchase money of Alt y goge 
and Perthy berthlan, Haygill, Parke pen y gader, and a close 
of pasture-land, in the parish of St. Peter, in the borough 
of Carmarthen in the tenure of John Price, and a meadow 
of about 9 acres near the Bridge of Carmarthen. 

D.D. 327. Inquisition, taken at " The Buffalo," in 
the parish of Newchurch, co. Carmarthen, on 21 April 1800, 
touching the damages done to one Phillip Richard by 
Thomas Mere Evans in respect of a breach of covenant. 
Damages, ^^36, and 40s. for plaintiff's costs. 

D.D. 328. Inquisition, dated 2 June 1800, taken at 
the Buffalo Inn, in the parish of Newchurch, co. Carmarthen, 
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pursuant to a writ issued out of His Majesty's Court of Ex- 
chequer, ordering an enquiry by a local jurj^ as to the amoimt of 
the damages sustained by Morgan I^ewis, gent., the executor of 
David Lewis, tanner, deceased, by reason of one Richard 
Rowe. The jurors (named) return the damages at £81 2s. gd. 
and 40s. for plaintiff's cost. 

D.D. 329. Lease for a Year, dated 27 Oct. 1801, 
(so that a grant by release might be made) from William 
Chute Hayton of Wisteston Court, co. Hereford, esq., to 
Edward William Richard Shewen of Stradey, co. Carmarthen, 
esq., of a coal bank, and marsh land thereunto belonging 
with the dwelling house thereon called the Ferry House and 
Spitty Bank, containing 4 acres, 3 roods, and 24 perches, in 
the hamlet of Berwick, in the parish of Llanelly, co. Car- 
marthen, and in the occupation of the said William Chute 
Hayton and Thomas Evans ; also all the landshare, con- 
taining la. 3r. 38p. in the demesne of Stradey. Witnesses : 
Thomas Lewis ; W. Mansfield. 

D.D. 330. Probate of the Will of Richard Unwin, 
of Llandilo, co. Carmarthen, innkeeper, dated 28 June, 1803. 
Testator devised : — All my realty and personalty to my wife 
Mary Unwin. Witnesses : John Philipps ; William Evans ; 
George Jenkins. 

D.D. 331. .Indenture, dated 16 June, 1806, whereby 
Henry Dormer Vincent of St. Marylebone, co. Middlesex, esq., 
and others, grant to Sir Hugh Owen of Orielton, co. Pem- 
broke, bart. , the fee simple of the following premises : — 
The field, late parcel of the land of one WiUiam Hervey, 
situate in the parish of Llanfagdalen, otherwise Llanfaglen, 
CO. Carnarvon, containing 2a. 3r. and intermixed with a 
farm of the said Hugh Owen called Plas Llanfagdalen sometime 
in the occupation of the late Sir William Owen, bart., 
deceased, afterwards of Humphrey Owen, yeoman, deceased, 
and now of William Humphrey, yeoman. Consideration, 
;^8o. Witnesses : Richard Samuel White, and James Somer- 
ville Fownes, both of Lincolns Inn ; Bennett Pell, No. 163 
New Bond St. ; William Hussey, clerk to Messrs. White and 
Fownes, Lincolns' Inn ; William Courtenay. 

D.D. 332. Coroner's Inquisition on the body of 
David Rees (who was killed in a coal pit), taken at a house 
called Llotrog, in the parish of LlaneUy, on 8 Dec. 1810. 
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coal-pit called Hogspit upon a tenement called Cefen, in the 
parish of Llanelly, part of the roof of the coal-pit gave way 
and fell upon the said David Rees with fatal results. 
Ten of the local jurors attest by mark. 

D.D. 333. Abstract of the Title to a messuage 
and lands called Cefnyrhenfas, otherwise Tyr yr henfas, and 
Tyr-y-close, otherwise Tyrycliis, in the parish of Llandingat, 
CO. Carmarthen, the property of Thomas Williams, a 
bankrupt. Endorsed : ' For Mrs. Thomas Bishop, the pur- 
chaser.' [The indentures abstracted range from 1730 to 1812]. 

D.D. 334. Indenture, dated 25 Mar. 1814, being a 
conveyance from John Bowling of Bulliter, in the parish of 
Castle Martin, co. Pembroke, gent., to James Roch of War- 
mand's HiU, in the same parish, gent., of an undivided 
seventh part of a half-roof dwelling house and shop (having 
the street leading to the bridge on the south side thereof, and 
the coal market on the east side thereof), comprising 26ft. in 
length from north to south, and 12ft. from east to west, 
situate in Upper Market Street in the borough of Car- 
marthen. Consideration, ;£8o. Witnesses : John Hand ; 
William Hand ; John Bowling. 

D.D. 335. Copy of Indenture, dated i Feb, 181 9, 
whereby George Bowser late of Bryndyas but now of Keuvass 
Place in the parish of Pembrey, co. Carmarthen, assigns to 
his partners Thomas Foster of Thobalds, co. Herts., esq., 
Charles Bonner of Spalding, co. Lincoln, esq., and Thomas 
Gaunt of New Lodge in the parish of Pembrey, esq., his 
one-fourth share in certain leases of colliery and other lands 
(including the Gwscwm or Gwscombe Collieries) and a parcel 
of land for railway purposes in the parish of Pembrey, granted 
by George, Earl of Ashburuham, Earl Cawdor and Sir Hugh 
Owen. {Valuable for local industrial history and local place- 
names']. 

D.D. 336. Release, dated , 1817, from Robert 

Hazard of Churt Place, co. Kent, esq., and John Puddicombe 
of Dartmouth, co. Devon, surgeon, and Jane AmeUa Mary, 
his wife (nee Jane Amelia Mary Morgan, only surviving cliild 
of Nathaniel Morgan of Carmarthen, esq.), of all their claims 
against Henry Jackson of Lewes, co. Sussex, as surviving 
executor of the wiU of George Lewis, clerk, deceased. It re- 
cites the will of said George Lewis, which was proved in the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 11 May, 1771 ; also the 



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settlement made on 25 Jan., 1785, in anticipation of the 
marriage of said Nathaniel Morgan to Jane Amelia I,ewis 
(daughter of said George Lewis, clerk) ; also the settlement, 
dated 16 April, 1813 being a settlement in anticipation of 
the marriage of said John Puddicombe to said Jane Amelia 
Mary Morgan ; also indentures of lease and release (undated) 
whereby said John Puddicombe and his wife Jane Amelia 
Mary, released to John Lewis Bythesea the fee simple of a 
messuage and lands called Cappel Evan otherwise Tiy cappel 
Evan and Tythin clayn and Bryngaia in the parish of Llan- 
gendeirne, co. Carmarthen, of the 3'early value of ;^I90, and a 
messuage and lands called Gilvach in the same parish, of the 
yearly value of ;^I20. [This deed is not executed or sealed]. 

D.D. 337. Copy of the Will of Jeremiah Davies, 
vicar of Llanell}', co. Carmarthen, dated 11 July 1819, with 
a codicil dated 29 Sept. in the same year. Testator 
devised : — The part of my estate called Gam Howell and my 
estate of Trollach and Stavellwon, all in the parish of 
Llanelly, to my wife Ann for her life, with remainder to 
my son Thomas Morgan Davies and his issue ; and the 
messuage and lands called Burgood in the parish of Llan- 
dingat, co. Carmarthen, to be sold to pay off £400 due to my 
brother in law, David Jenkins, and his niece Mary Jenkins of 
Bridgend, co. Glamorgan. Witnesses : Thomas Clement, 
clerk ; WilUam Rees, Maesarddavon ; John Howell, land sur- 
veyor, Llanelly ; Daniel Davies, minister, Vehn Voel ; 
WiUiam Dawkins. 

D.D. 338. Indenture, dated 18 Jan. 1821, being a 
pre-nuptial settlement on the marriage of Charles Thomas 
Grove of Beaconsfield, co. Bucks., to Mary Elizabeth Hazard 
of Devonshire Buildings, Bath, of the fifth share of one 
undivided moiety of the purchase money to arise from 
the sale of two farms in the parish of Llangendeirne, co. 
Carmarthen, under the will of George Lewis, deceased, the 
father of the said Mary Elizabeth Hazard. An indenture 
dated 9 April 1849, appointing new trustees for the purpose 
of the above settlement, is endorsed. Witnesses : Joseph C. 
Bell, John Witherby, both clerks to Mr. Bolton, 25 Austin 
Friars; William Simmond ; Felton Mathew. 

D.D. 339. Probate of the Will of Daniel Evans of 
Mwnach-dy, in the parish of Llanegwad, co. Carmarthen, 
farmer, dated 2 April 1821. Testator bequeathed : — To my 



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children, John Evans, Margaret Evans, and David Evans, 
3^50 each, when they are 21 years old ; the residue of my 
personalty to my wife Anne Evans. Witnesses : D. 
Nicholls, vicar of Llanegwad ; David Edward, Nantysaer ; 
David John, Fynongollen. Endorsed : 1822. 

D.D. 340. Probate of the Will of Magdalen Price 
of Velindre, in the parish of Llandingat, co. Carmarthen, 
spinster, dated 11 Nov. 1828. Testatrix bequeathed as fol- 
lows : — To my nieces Mary Anne Jones and EHzabeth Jones, 
for their hves, all my goods, plate, &c., at Velindre ; To my 
nephew. Rev. William Jones, clerk, ;{200 ; Residue of my 
personalty to my nephews, Edward Jones of Llandovery, 
attorney at law, and John Jones of Brecon, attorney at law, 
on trust to reaUse and invest the proceeds and pay the income 
therefrom to my said two nieces for their lives and thereafter 
to pay the principal to Edward Jones junior, David Edward 
Jones and Thomas Jones, (the three sons of my said nephew 
Edward Jones) and to Catherine Jones the daughter of my 
nephew, John Jones. Witnesses : Morgan Morgans, surgeon, 
Llandovery ; David Protheroe, clerk to Mr. Edward Jones, 
Llandovery. Proved 24 July, 1834. 

D.D. 341. Probate of the Will of Samuel Dykes of 
Amalecoth, co. Carmarthen, dated 24 Jan. 1827. Testator 
bequeathed : — A lease for lives (held under the late John 
Lloyd, esq., and now under his son in law John Davies, esq.) 
of dwelling houses in King Street, Carmarthen, to William 
Jones, sohcitor, Carmarthen, on trust for my daughter, 
Anne Bowers of Carmarthen ; and I direct that any debts 
contracted by my grandson, Wilhani Bowers, while a 
minor, shall be paid. Witnesses : John Thomas ; Jonah 
Roger Smith ; John Evans. Administration with will an- 
nexed, was granted on 5 Mar. 1838, to testator's daughter, 
Arm Bowers, wife of Alfred Bowers of Alfred Place, Bristol. 

D.D. 342. Probate of the Will of Elizabeth Weeks of 
Glanbrydan, in the parish of Llandilo, co. Carmarthen, spin- 
ster, dated 7 Dec. 1827, with two brief codicils respectively 
dated 7 Dec. 1827 and 5 June 1828. Testatrix mentions : — 
My sister Mrs. Jane Clause ; my nephew Joseph Robinson, 
son of my brother in law Joseph Robinson ; my niece Mrs. 
Aknos, daughter of my late sister, Anne Maria Rose ; residue 
of my personalty to Rev. David Prothero of LlwynheUg in 
the parish of Llandyfeisant, co. Carmarthen, and John Pearks 
Lavender of Barbourne in the parish of Claines, co. Wor- 



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cester, esq., on trust for my nieces, Eliza Catherine Weeks, 
Jane Sophia Lane Weeks, Sophia IMatilda Weeks, Emily 
Grume Weeks, Laura EHzabeth Weeks, OHvia Weeks and 
Sarah Anne Weeks (daughters of my brother John Weeks) 
when they are 21. Witnesses : Thomas Morgan ; Mary Mor- 
gan, Glanbrydan. Administration with will annexed was 
granted at Carmarthen on 15 Aug. 1839, ^o Ehza Catherine 
Weeks, 22 Surrey Street, Strand, co. Middlesex, the niece 
of testatrix. Testatrix died on 23 Feb., 1831. 

D.D. 343. Judgment, dated Sept. 1839, in the cause of 
John Goddard v. The Right Honorable William Lord Ken- 
sington. The latter is ordered to pay £1,003 los. 

D.D. 344. Apportionment dated 28 June 1842 by 
George Good of Croft Cottage, Carmarthen, auctioneer, of 
tithe rent charge, under the Tithe Commutation Act, on pro- 
perty in the parish of Llanelh', co. Carmarthen. Names and 
acreages of several tenements and their respective occupiers 
given. 

D.D. 345. Probate of the Will of Frederick 
Pridham of Cenen Tower, in the parish of Llandilo-fawr, 
dated 9 Feb. 1846. Testator devised his messuage called 
Cenen Tower and the lands called Cefnfedw to EUzabeth 
Johnson. Witnesses : T. W. Lawford junior, Tirydail, Llan- 
dilo ; John Lloyd, his clerk. Proved 11 June 1846. 

D.D. 346. Parliamentary Contract dated 31 Dec. 
1852, relating to the Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway 
Company. 

D.D. 347. Subscribers' Contract, dated 31 Dec. 
1852, of the Carmarthen and Cardigan Railway Company. 

D.D. 348. Indenture, dated 21 August 1863, being 
a lease for 999 years, from Wilham Jones of Triathen, in the 
parish of Pembrey,co. Carmarthen, landowner, to Owen Bowen 
of Chatham Place, Blackfriars, in the city of London, esq., 
of the mines of coal, culm, iron, stone, &c., in the messuage 
and lands called Triathen Farm, in the parish of Pembrey, 
CO. Carmarthen (as shown in plan endorsed), at the 3'early rent 
of 20S. per acre for all surface land used by the lessee and a 
way-leave of |d. for each ton of 2640 lbs. of the minerals 
secured by the lessee. Witnesses : Hugh Combie, Kidwelly ; 
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D.D. 349. Probate of the Will of Owen Beynon of 
Glandwr in the parish of Pembrey, co. Carmarthen, dated 
7 May i866. Testator bequeathed as follows : — All my 
property (including a leasehold house and garden near Trim- 
saran, in the parish of Pembrey) to my niece, Margaret 
Sadler. Witnesses : David Davies ; Thomas Davies. Proved 
in 1867. 

D.D. 350. Agreement, dated 23 June 1873, between The 
Burry Port Steam Ship Company Limited, intended to be 
formed and registered under the Companies Act 1862 and 
1867, and The Burry Port Smelting Company, touching the 
hire of a steam trading ship. 

D.D. 351. Deed Poll, dated 15 July 1559, whereby 
John Wogan of Wyston, co. Pembroke, esq., and Ciscelye 
his wife, grant (subject to the life estate of Lady [? Jane] 
Wogan, widow) to John Symonds of Poncherston in the 
said coimty, yeoman, one toft, two gardens, twenty one 
acres of arable land, two acres of wood, one acre of meadow, 
ten acres of furze and heath, and one hundred acres of com- 
mon called Wyllkyns lands, situate in Harryesmote, co. 
Pembroke, late in the tenure of John Griffith, clerk, at the 
yearly rent of 2s. 8d. Consideration, 4 marks. [The grantor 
signs himself, " John Woogan."] 

D.D. 352. Grant, dated 27 Feb. 1561-2, by Henry 
Jones, son and heir of Richard Jones, merchant, and Dorethy 
his wife, deceased, to Henry Ley of Haverfordwest, cor- 
viser, and Matilda, his wife, of the fee simple of a burgage 
with garden annexed, in High Street in the said town, 
and situate between the late tenement of Philip Stephen, 
purser, on the east side and the late tenement of John ap 
Morgan, poyntmaker, on the west side, the said garden 
lying below the castle of Haverfordwest between the late 
garden of the said Richard Jones on the east side and the 
late garden of Jacob Naysshe on the west side ; but subject 
to a yearly rent of 6s. payable to the heirs of William 
Waryn, gent., and his assigns, reserved by an indenture dated 
8 Nov., 1520, made between William Warryn, son and 
heir of John Warr3^n, gent., deceased, of the one part and 
Henry Ridderch of the other part. Witnesses : Richard 
Nashe, gent. ; John Battaman ; John W3rtpoll ; Thomas 
Cathlod ; John Gilbert, tiler ; Gruffith Lewys ; Lewis Har- 
ries ; John Kerver ; William Semyn ; Lewis Thomas ; Roger 
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D.D. 353. Release, dated 3 June 1563, by Lady Anne 
Wogan, late of Ester Dodwall, co. Pembroke, widow, to Henry 
Johnys, gent., of her life estate in the following property, the 
reversions of which he had acquired on 6 INIay 1563 from John 
Wogan of Wiston, co. Pembroke, esq., and Cicely his wife : — 
Two tenements called Soiithfyld in the parish of L,esfrayne, 
CO. Pembroke, in the tenure of said Henry Johnys ; three 
tenements in the parish of Lesfrayne, in the tenure of John 

Powell, Richard , and levan Gilbert; one tenement in Vel- 

yndrey in the parish of Llesfrayne, in the tenure of Meredyth 
Gytto ; a rent of 4s. issuing from a tenement in the parish 
of Lesfrayne in the tenure of Griffith Robin. Consideration, 
a sum of money. Witnesses : Richard Scourfyld ; Wyllym 
Pryse ; Phylype Harye ; Lewys abe David ; David John ; 
John Colyng ; Hary Loyd. Latin. 

D.D. 354. Bond, dated 28 Jan. 1568-9. by Eynon John 
Ychan of New Mote, co. Pembroke, husbandman, and Rees 
Edward of Llanekeven in the same county, husbandman, 
in the penalty of ;£20, to convey, when requested, to John 
Symyns and Thomas Symyns of Martell, co. Pembroke, 
husbandmen, a messuage and lands called Tire Rickard in the 
parishes of Newmote and Lesvrane in the Hundred of Don- 
gledy, CO. Pembroke, lying betwixt the lands of John Scur- 
fild on the east side, and Scheba heniote on the north side. 

D.D. 355. Grant, dated 26 Nov. 1580, by Ow^en Johnes 
of Trekoone, co. Pembroke, gent., to James Phillip Walter 
of Kylgwyn, in the same county, yeoman, of the fee simple 
of a messuage on the north side of the vill of Harries Mote 
and now in the tenure of Owen Bedo, together with its lands 
lying in the townred and fields of Harriesmote ; also three 
roods of land in the said vill of Harriesmote, between the 
land of Griffith Rise, esq., on the south side, the land of 
Lewis Picton on the north side, and abutting on the garden 
of the said tenement on the east side. Witnesses : Jhon 
Lewis Llewelyn ; Lewis Phillip Wallter ; John ab Bowen ; 
Thomas ab bowell ; David gronowe ; Lewis WiUiam. Latin. 

D.D. 356. Release, dated 30 Nov. 1580, by Owen 
Johnes of Trekoone, co. Pembroke, gent., to James Philip 
Walter of Kylgwyn, in the same county, yeoman, of the 
premises described in D.D. 355 above. Witnesses as in D.D. 
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D.D. 357. Release, dated 9 April 1582, by Matilda 
Ley, otherwise Gwillim, of Haverfordwest, widow, to John 
Bowen of Henries Moate, co. Pembroke, yeoman, of the fee 
simple of a burgage and garden annexed, now occupied by her, 
lying in High Street, Haverfordwest, between John Howell's 
tenement on the east side, and the tenement occupied by 
Elizabeth Howell, otherwise Nash, widow, on the west side, 
but subject to a yearly rent of 6s., payable to the heirs of 
William Warren, gent., deceased, and reserved under an 
indenture, dated 8 Nov., 1520, and made between said William 
Warren, of the one part, and Henry Redderch (whose estate 
the said Matilda Ley now holds), of the other part. Con- 
sideration, ;^20. Witnesses : Maurice Canon ; Morgan Voyle ; 
Thomas Symyns ; John Lloyd ; John Canon ; Mareddith ap 
Owen ; Thomas Canon ; Ca. Kynner. Latin. 

D.D. 358. Grant, dated 8 July 1583, ,by William 
Warren of Haverfordwest, gent., to John Bowen of Harries- 
moate, co. Pembroke, yeoman, of a yearly rent of 6s. arising 
from a burgage with garden annexed, lying in High Street, 
Haverfordwest, and now in the tenure of Matilda Gwillim, 
between the tenement of John Howell (formerly of Phillipp 
Steven) on the east side, and the tenement of Elizabeth 
Nash, widow, on the west side, which said premises had, by 
indenture, dated 8 Nov. 1520, been granted (subject to 
a reserved yearly rent of 6s.) by William Warren, senior, 
(grandfather of the said William Warren) to Henry Rethergh 
whose estate the above-mentioned John Bowen now holds. 
Consideration, a certain sum of money. Witnesses : Maurice 
Cannon ; Owen Johns ; James Philipe Walter ; Lewis Philipe 
Walter ; Thomas Tasker ; Ca. Kynner. Latin. 

D.D. 359. Indenture, dated 8 July 1583, being a 
conveyance, made between the same parties, of the premises 
specified in D.D. 358 above, q.v. for witnesses. 

D.D. 360. Release, dated 13 July 1583, by William 
Warren of Haverfordwest, gent., to John Bowen of Harris- 
moate, co. Pembroke, yeoman, of the premises described in 
D.D. 358 above, q.v. for witnesses. Latin. 

D.D. 361. Release, dated 26 Sept. 1589, by Thomas 
Symyns of Martell, co. Pembroke, yeoman, to John Abowen 
of Harrysmote in the same county, yeoman, of a messuage, 
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Wylkyn's landes, in the occupation of the said John Abowen. 
Witnesses : Richard Abowen ; Edward Johnes ; Thomas John 
Cadigan ; Lewis Philip Gitto. Latin. 

D.D. 362. Release, dated 20 Sept. 1594, by Thomas 
Symyns of Martell, co. Pembroke, gent., to John Bowen 
Cadigan of Harysmoat, gent., of a messuage, &c., called 
Fferthynshooke, in the parish of Harysmoate, and in the occu- 
pation of Edward ap John. Consideration : a certain sum 
of money. Witnesses : Thomas Phillip ; Thomas Battman ; 
Mathewe Jones of Cruggion, co. Montgomery ; Hugh Hum- 
ffreyes. Latin. 

D.D. 363. Indenture, dated 10 Nov. 1597, being a 
lease for 21 years from Thomas Jones of Sowthefylde, co. 
Pembroke, gent., and his mother, Elizabeth Jones, otherwise 
Scurdfild, widow, to Reignald ap Rees of lylysevrane, co. 
Pembroke, yeoman, of the messuages and lands lying in 
lyysevrane aforesaid, in the tenure of the said Reignald. 
Yearly rent, 26s. 8d., and a couple of hens at Shrovetide 
yearly ; tenant to give the loan of two horses for one day 
to fetch and carry coals in the summer time ; and two 
heriots as often as it shall fall within the said term according 
to the custom of the country, and to grind the corn, used 
for his household, at the mill of Waltowne New Mote or 
Boultrouth* unless the said Thomas and Elizabeth erect a new 
mill upon their own lands in the parish of lylysevrane. 

Witness : William ; Rees ab Jenkin ; leuan Morgan 

Lewis. 

D.D. 364. Grant, dated i July 1599, by Richard Wogan 
of the parish of Llanstinan, co. Pembroke, gent., and Jenet, 
his wife, Thomas Mathias of Llwyngwarran, in the parish 
of Jordanston, gent., and Jane his wife, to John ap Owen 
Cadigan of Harrismote, gent., of the fee simple of the 
messuage, &c,, called Farthings hooke, in the parish of Harris- 
mote, and now in the occupation of Jenet leuan, widow, 
and John Meredith ; with appointment of Richard Phillippes 
of Woodstock, and Robert James of Harrismote, gents., as 
attorneys of the grantors, to give livery of seisin of the 
premises. Consideration, ^^87. Witnesses : Richard Phillips ; 
Robert James of Harismotte ; Richard Bowen Cadigan of 
the same place ; Thomas Symyns of Martell. Latin. 

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D.D. 365. Indenture, dated i8 Oct. 1602, being 
a mortgage for /^20, from Thomas Johns of Southfilde, in 
the parish of Llysyvran, co. Pembroke, gent., and Ann his 
wife, and Thomas Hendy of Newemote in the said county, 
corvicer, and Elizabeth, his wife, to Rees Reignald of the 
parish of I^lysyvran, yeoman, of two messuages in Llysyvran, 
in the occupation of Reignald ap Rees, and of a rent-charge 
of 9s. 2d. charged on a messuage in Llysyvran owned by John 
Phillipes of Picton, esq. Witnesses : Morgan Dawke of 
Bletherston ; William Griffith, Reinold ap Rees, Morgan 
Thomas, leuan David, all of Llysevran ; John Hopley. 

D.D. 366. Counterpart of D.D. 365 above. 

D.D. 367. Indenture, dated 8 Feb. 1603-4, being a 
pre-nuptial settlement on the marriage of Thomas Vaughan 
of Pontvayen, co. Pembroke, gent., to Anne Bowen, widow, 
daughter of John Bowen Cadigan, gent., whereby Owen 
Johnes of Trekoone, co. Pembroke, gent, (in consideration of 
his love for his aliesman, the said Thomas Vaughan) , grants two 
messuages in the respective tenures of John ap Owen, and 
Richard ap Owen, and a messuage in the tenure of Griffith 
John David, all in the parish of Harriesmote, co. Pembroke, 
to the use of said Thomas and Anne for their lives and the life 
of the survivior of them, at the yearly rent of 2Qs. 4d. payable 
to the said Owen Johnes or his assigns. Witnesses : John 
Apowen, Robert James, Richard Apowen, William Richard, 
all of Harismot ; Thomas James of Killgwin. 

D.D. 368. Exemplification, dated 12 April, 1606, at 
the request of Rice Reignald, of the final concord in a fine, 
dated 18 March, 1604-5, whereby Thomas Johnes, gent., 
and Anne his wife, and Thomas Hendj^e and Elizabeth his 
wife acknowledge two messuages, 100 acres of land, i acre of 
meadow, 20 acres of pasture, i acre of wood, and 10 acres of 
furze and heath, and gs. 2d. of rent in lylysyvran to be the 
property of said Rice Reignald. 

D.D. 369. Bond, dated 8 October 1606, in the penalty 
of ;fioo, from Thomas Jones of Southfild in the parish of 
Llysyvrane, co. Pembroke, gent., and Thomas Hendy of 
Newmote in the same county, corviser, to Rice Reignald 
of Llysyvrane in the coimty aforesaid, yeoman, for the 
performance of covenants in an indenture (D.D. 370). 
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Thomas Jeynkyns of the parish of Morvill ; Edward 
William of the parish of Myuachllogddy ; Jevan Phillipp 
of lylysevran. 

D.D. 370. Indenture, dated 8 Oct. 1606, being a second 
mortgage from Thomas Jones, of Southfild and others (as 
specified in D.D. 365 above) to Rees Reignald of the parish 
of Llysyvrane, of the premises (specified in D.D. 365 above) 
to secure a further £20. Witnesses : John Phillipp of 
Ivlanbeydey ; Thomas Jeynkyne of Morvill ; Edward WilUam 
of Maenachloggddy ; levan Phillippe of L,lysevrane. 

D.D. 371. Bond, dated 29 Oct. 1606, in the penalty 
of £40, from Thomas Symmyns of Martle, co. Pembroke, 
gent., Griffith Henrie of the parish of Ambleston, co. Pem- 
broke, gent., and William Melchior of the parish of Newport, 
CO. Pembroke, gent., to John ap Owen Cadigan of Harries- 
moote, CO. Pembroke, gent., for quiet enjoyment by said 
John ap Owen Cadigan, of a messuage and lands and a 
cottage at Sychnant in the parishes of Newmote and Llysy- 
vrane, called Tyr Rickard, in the occupation of Jenett leuan, 
widow, and Margaret Harry. Witnesses : Owen David, 
clerk ; Jenkin Cornocke ; Owen Powell ; John Symins. See 
D.D. 372 below. 

D.D. 372. Indenture, dated 15th Feb. 1606-7, 
whereby Thomas Symins of Martell, co. Pembroke, gent., 
and Margarett his wife, covenant to levy a fine of a messuage 
and lands in the parishes of Llysyvraen and Newemote, co. 
Pembroke, called Sychnant alias Tir Rickard, in the occupation 
of Jenett levan, widow, and of another messuage in the parish 
of Newemote in the occupation of Margaret Harry, widow, 
also of a messuage in the parish of Harryesmote called 
Ffarthingshooke, in the occupation of Edward ap John, 
and a messuage in the parish of Harryesmote called Wylkins 
land, in the tenure of the said John ap Owen Cadigan, to 
enure to the use of John ap Owen Cadigan of Harrismote, 
CO. Pembroke, gent., in fee simple. Witnesses : John Symins, 
the younger, John Symins, the elder, both of Martell ; Ed- 
mond Gronowe of Pouncherdston ; Edwarde Symyns ; Thomas 
Vaughan. 

D.D. 373. Indenture, dated 30 April 1607, whereby 
Thomas Jones of Southfild, co. Pembroke, gent., and Ann 
his wife, and Thomas Hendy of Newmoote, co. Pembroke, 



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corviser, and Elizabeth his wife, mortgage for £30 to John 
Bowen Cadigan of the parish of Harrismote, co. Pembroke, 
a messuage in the townred and fields of lylysyvrane, co. Pem- 
broke, wherein William Griffith now dwells, and also covenants 
to levy a fine of the said property, to enure to the use of said 
John Bowen Cadigan until the said mortgage be discharged, 
and thereafter, to the use of said John Bowen Cadigan for 
21 years at a yearly rent of 26s. 8d., payable to said Thomas 
Jones. At the end of the term the said property is to enure to 
the use of said Thomas Jones. Witnesses : Nicholas Hurde ; 
Edward John of Farthinshooke ; Edward Howell of Farthins- 
hooke ; William Griffith of Llysvran ; Edward John Morgan 
of lylysvran ; Thomas Vaughan of Harrismote. 

D.D. 374. Bond, dated 30 April 1607, in the penalty 
of 100 marks, by John Bowen Cadigan of Harrismote, co. 
Pembroke, gent., to Thomas Jones of Southfild, in the same 
county, gent., for the due performance of covenants in an 
indenture between the above parties bearing even date with 
these presents. Witnesses : as in D.D. 373, with William 
Meyrick, clerk, Thomas Hendy and Nicholas Hurd added. 

D.D. 375. Indenture, dated 30 July 1613, whereby 
John Cornock of Somerhyll in the parish of Roch, co. Pem- 
broke, yeoman, demises two messuages and lands in Harris- 
mote, CO. Pembroke (heretofore in the occupation of Evan 
David Prickerd, but now of Agnes verch leuan), to Agnes 
verch leuan aforesaid, widow, for her life at the yearly rent 
of a red rose, and after her decease, to George Jones and 
Alban Jones both of Eglouserrowe in the said county, yeomen, 
for their lives, at the yearly rent of 12s. ; also yielding a 
heriot of the best beast when due. Consideration ^'j ids. 
Witnesses : William Bowen ; John Owen ; John Evans ; Hughe 
James George and Griffith David of Eglosserowe. 

D.D. 376. Indenture, dated 25 Jan. 1613-14, 
whereby John ap Owen Cadigan of Harriesmote, co. Pem- 
broke, gent., grants to Rees Lewis of the parish of Llannerch- 
loydogg, CO. Pembroke, yeoman, and Owen Edwards of the 
parish of Harrisemoate, co. Pembroke, yeoman, two messu- 
ages, etc., 2±FfaYthinges hooke in the last mentioned parish, 
in the tenures of John Meredith and Edward John, two 
messuages, etc., in the parish of Harrisemoate in the tenures 
of John ap Owen Cadigan, Harry PhilUppe, weaver, and David 
William, a messuage called Sychpant, and one little cot in the 
parishes of Llysyvraen and Newmoat, in the tenures of John 



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parishes of Llys3rvraen and Newmoat, in the tenures of John 
Richard, John Tvlewelyn and Margaret Harr^^e, widow, two 
messuages, etc., in the parish of Rineston in the tenures of 
John PhilHppe and Thomas Mashion, and a messuage in 
Haverfordwest in the occupation of Hugh Hoore, hatter, on 
trust (as to part of the said property) for the said John ap Owen 
Cadigan and his wife Elen for their Uves, with remainder to 
their issue, with remainder to WilUam Vaughan (second son 
of Thomas Vaughan of Harrisemoate, gent.) and his issue, 
with similar remainders in succession to Edward Vaughan, 
Griffith Vaughan and John Vaughan (the third, fourth and 
eldest sons respectively of said Thomas Vaughan of Harrise- 
moate), with remainder to the heirs of said John ap Owen 
Cadigan ; and on trust (as to the rest of the said property) 
for said John Vaughan (eldest son of said Thomas Vaughan) 
and his issue, with remainders over. Said John ap Owen 
Cadigan also assigns to the said trustees, a mortgage for ^^30 
from Thomas Jones of Southfield, gent., of a messuage in the 
parish of Llysyvran in the tenure of Katherin Husband, widow, 
a mortgage for £10 from levan Canton of a messuage in the 
parish of Spittle, in the tenures of Harry Canton and Jenet 
Price, widow, and a mortgage for £23 from John Symyns, 
gent., and Margarett William, widow, of two messuages in 
the parishes of Ambleston and Castlebiche, to the use of said 
John ap Owen Cadigan and his wife Elen, for their lives, 
with remainders over. Witnesses : Thomas Lloyd ; William 
Davies ; John Hughes ; Edward John ; John Meredith ; Lewis 
Meredith; Lewis Evan; Griffith Vaughan, scriptor; David 
William. 

D.D. 377. Counterpart of D.D. 376 above. 

D.D. 378. Indenture, dated i April 1616, being a grant 
from John Cornocke, of Somerhill in the parish of Roch, co. 
Pembroke, gent., and Elizabeth his wife, to Thomas Vaughan 
of Harrismote, in the same county, of the fee simple of two 
messuages and lands in the said parish of Harrismote, hitherto 
in the occupation of Evan David Prickard, and now of Agnes 
verch Evan, and of a messuage, &c., in the same parish in 
the tenure of Evan ap Owen Jenkins. Consideration, ;^40. 
Witnesses : Da\dd Llo3^d ; Robert Bowen ; Lewis ap leuan 
of Llanykeven ; Richerd ap Owen, John Phillip Treharn, and 
Phillip John Gilbert, all of Harismott. 

D.D. 379. Deed Poll, dated 28 Mar. 1621, reciting 
indentures dated 30 April 1607, (see D.D. 373) and 25 Jan. 
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redemption in the mortgaged premises specified in D.D. 373, 
to Elen Phillippe otherwise Bowen (widow of John Boweu 
Cadigan), and John Vaughan (eldest son of Thomas Vaughan, 
both of Harryesmote. Consideration, £3$. Witnesses : 
William Scowrfyld ; James Vaughan ; Thomas Vaughan ; 
Grufiith Vaughan ; William Owen ; leuan Phillipes, IMorgau 
Ivloyd. 

D.D. 380. Bond, dated 28 Mar. 1621, in the penalty of 
£130, by Thomas Johnes of Southfield, co. Pembroke, gent., 
to John Vaughan of Harryesmote, co. Pembroke, gent., for 
quiet enjoyment by the latter of the property mentioned in 
D.D. 379. q.v. for witnesses. 

D.D. 381. Grant dated 22 James I. (1624-5), 

by Robert James of the parish of Henrismote, co. Pembroke, 
gent., to Owen Vaughan of the parish of Ambleston, and 
James Thomas of Kilgwin, both in the said county, gentn., of 
a capital messuage in the parish of Henrismote, in the occu- 
pation of the aforesaid Robert James, to the use of his three 
sons Thomas James, James ap James, and William James 
in fee tail in succession. Witnesses : Phillipe John Gilbert ; 
Morgan William ; James Probert ; Elizabeth Owen ; Griffith 
James. 

D.D. 382. Indenture, dated 8 Oct. 1606, being a fur- 
ther charge on the property mentioned in D.D. 365, to secure 
;f20 lent to the mortgagors mentioned in D.D. 365 by Rees 
Reignald. Witnesses : John Phillipp of Llanbeydey ; Thomas 
Jenkyn of Morvill ; Edward William of Maenochloggdy ; 
levan PhilUpp of lylj'sevrane. 

D.D. 383. Indenture, dated 2 Sept. 1633, being a 
grant from Thomas Phillippes of Velindre, in the parish of 
Llysyvran, co. Pembroke, gent., and Anne his wife, Phillipp 
Lloyd of Southfielde, in the same parish, gent., and Elizabeth 
his wife, to Thomas Vaughan, of Farthinshooke in the parish 
of Henriesmoate, gent., of three messuages and lands in the 
towTi, fields and parish of Llysy vrane, in the respective tenures 
of Rees Reignold, Mary Higgon, and Evan David, another 
messuage in the same place, also a rent charge of 9s. 2d. on 
the lands of Sir Richard PhilHppes of Picton, co. Pembroke, 
bart., in Llysy vrane aforesaid and a rent charge of as. 4d. 
on two messuages called Tippin Herrogg, in Llysyvrane afore- 
said, being the lands of James Phillippes of Pentibarch, gent., 
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Consideration ;^9i. Witnesses : Lewis Howell, clerke ; Thomas 
Jones ; Ivcwis Vaughan ; Owen Edwardes ; Thomas Phillipin ; 
Evan Phillipe William ; Alban Jones. 

D.D. 384. Release, dated 31 Aug, 1633, b}^ Richard 
Reignold of Llysyvrane, co. Pembroke, 3'eoman, to Thomas 
Phillipps, and Anne his wife, and Phillip Lloyd, and Elizabeth 
his wife, of the parish of Llysyvrane, of two tenements and 
lands in the parish, vill, and fields of Llysyvrane, in the 
occupation of the said Rice Reignold, and Mary Higgon, and 
sometime in the occupation of Reignold ap Rees, deceased, 
also of a rent charge of 9s. 2d. on a messuage in the 
parish of Llysyvrane, owned by Richard Phillippes of Picton, 
bart., and in the tenure of Richard Reignold aforesaid. Con- 
sideration, ^40. Witnesses : Ivcwis Howell ; Thomas Jones ; 
Owen Edwardes ; Thomas Phillpin ; Alban Jones. 

D.D. 385. Indenture, dated 23 Dec. 1635, whereby 
Thomas Hugh of the parish of Henrisemote, co. Pembroke, 
yeoman, Ellen his wife, (late wife of John Phillipp Treherne, 
deceased), Reynold John and leuan John, (sons of the said 
John Phillipp Treherne) mortgage, to Thomas Vaughan of 
fferddingshooke, in the said parish and county, the follow- 
ing property to secure ^30 : — two messuages and lands in 
the parish of Henrisemote, one called Tythin hlaen y werne, 
sometime in the occupation of Lewis John Lewis, and now in 
the tenure of the said Thomas Hugh and Reynold John, the 
other in the occupation of Robert Phillipp Hugh, together 
with pieces of land in the fields of Henrysmote, now in the 
occupation of the said Thomas and Reynold, whereof two 
pieces containing about six stangs are at a place called 
Dan y Ian, having the lands belonging to the village of 
Castlebigh on the one side, and the lands of the said Thomas 
Vaughan on the other side ; two other pieces are in the 
said fields having the King's Majesty's highway leading 
from the village of Henrisemote aforesaid to the village of 
Castlebigh on the south side, and the lands of John Owen 
gent., on the north side ; two pieces containing about one 
acre lying at a place there called The Pitts, one piece con- 
taining about one acre, having the King's highway leading 
from Cardigan to Haverfordwest through the said fields 
on the north and west side, and the lands late of Sir 
Walter Rees, knt., on the east and south side ; one other 
piece containing about six stangs at a place called Pen y 
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on the one side, and the lands late of Robert James on the 
other side; one piece, containing about six stangs lying 
among the lands of the said John Owen ; one other of the 
said pieces at place called Dan y Ian having the land of John 
Owen, gent., on the east, west, and north sides thereof, and the 
lands belonging to the said two tenements on the south side ; 
one other piece in a close of ground lying near the highway 
leading from Cardigan to Haverford aforesaid, having the 
lands of Thomas Vaughan aforesaid, in the tenure of Agnes 
verch leuan, on the south side, and the land late of the said 
Walter Rees on the north side, and the little lane or street 
leading from the Henrisemote village to Castelbigh on the 
east part. [Endorsed : " Not Executed," in a later hand]. 

D.D. 386. Counterpart of D.D. 385 above. [Portions 
of this Deed have been cut off.] 

D.D. 387. Indenture, dated 23 Nov. 1636, being 
a grant from Marry Harryes, otherwise James, of Tremayn- 
hire, in the parish of Whitechurch in Dewsland, co. Pembroke, 
widow, to John Vaughan of ffarthingshooke, in the parish 
of Harrismote, gent., of two messuages and lands in the 
townred and fields of Harrismoate, one late in the tenure of 
Lewis James of Tremaynhire, aforesaid, lately deceased, Mary 
his wife, Robert James, and Griffith William, and another at 
the north end of the townred of Harrismoate, and now in the 
tenure of Morgan William, to hold in as ample a manner as 
said Lewis James (husband of said Mary), lately deceased, 
purchased the same from Robert James, Jane his wife, and 
Thomas James. Consideration, £40. Witnesses : Owen 
Edwardes ; John Griffith ; David ap leuan St. John ; and 
Morgan William of Henrismote ; James Powell of Castlebigh ; 
John Phillips, scriptor. 

D.D. 388. Bond, dated 10 June 1641, in the penalty 
of ;f40, from George Jones of Llanvirnach, co. Pembroke, 
yeoman, to William Owen of Treecoone, co. Pembroke, for 
the performance of covenants contained in an indenture 
bearing even date with these presents. Witnesses : Edward 
Thomas ; Thomas Jones ; David Moris ; Thomas Morgan. 

D.D. 389. Release, dated 31 July 1641, from George 
John Charles of Llanvirnach, co. Pembroke, yeoman, (brother 
to John Cornocke of Harriesmoate in the said county, yeoman, 
now deceased), to John Vaughan of ffarthingshooke in the 
same parish, of two messuages and lands in the town. 



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village, parish, and fields of Harriesmote, co. Pembroke, 
heretofore in the tenure of Evan David Prickard, and now of 
Agnes verch Evan, widow. Consideration, £6 los. Wit- 
nesses : Phillippe Bowen ; Thomas Jones ; David Moris ; 
David Jenkin of Manachloggddy. 

D.D. 390. Indenture, dated 27 Sept. 1646, whereby 
(after reciting D.D. 375 above), George Jones, late of 
Eglosserowe now of Llanvirnach, co. Pembroke, yeoman, 
demises his life interest as described in the recited deed, 
(subject to the life estate of Agnes verch Evan), to Thomas 
Owen of Treecoone, in the said county, gent. Considera- 
tion, ;^I2. Witnesses : Thomas Vaughan ; Harry Vaughan ; 
Owen Hugh. 

D.D. 391. Indenture, dated 6 May 1661, being a 
lease for 21 years from the Right Honourable Leicester, 
Viscoimt Hereford, to Thomas Price of Pembroke, gent., 
of a close called the East Close, containing nine acres in 
Pembroke, also one lot of tithes called 5^. Daniel's lot, and 
also the tithes of corn yearly growing on St. Daniel's lot, 
in Pembroke, aforesaid. Yearly rent, £23. Witnesses : George 
Parrett ; Walter Garret ; William [ ? Holcombe]. 

D.D. 392. Indenture, dated 23 Aug. 1661, being a 
grant from George Wilkin of Tremanhiere, in the parish of 
Whitechurch, co. Pembroke, and Griffith Wilkin of the 
same parish, gent., to Philhpp Harrys of Trevgarne in the 
parish of Browdy, yeoman, and Lettice his wife, of a 
messuage and lands in Trevgarne East, in the parish of 
Browdy, in the tenure of the said PhiUipp Harrys, to 
the use of said Phillip Harrys and his wife Lettice for 
their lives, with remainder to their issue, with remainder 
to the heirs of said Phillipp. Consideration, £21. Witnesses : 
John Frauncis ; Owen Watts ; Hugh Morris. 

D.D. 393. Indenture, dated 14 July 1663, being a 
lease for 99 years from Thomas Owen of Trekoone, co. Pem- 
broke, esq., to John Lewis, the elder, of Nantybigell, in 
the parish of Llanvayre nant y gove, co. Pembroke, of 
the messuage and lands of Nantybigell and another messu- 
age and lands called Knucke y berllan, both in the parish last 
mentioned, and in the tenure of the said John Lewis, at the 
yearly rent of 4d. Witnesses : ^^Thomas Lloyd ; John 
Mathias ; William Bowen ; Vaughan Vaughan ; John Owen 
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D.D. 394. Indenture, dated ii April 1672, being 
a lease from Thomas Vaughan of the parish of Henrismote, 
CO. Pembroke, gent., to Evan Symins of the parish of Pon- 
cherston, co. Pembroke, weaver, of a piece of land in the 
parish of Henrismote, having the land of the said Thomas 
Vaughan on the east and west sides thereof, and late in the 
occupation of John Phillipp Gilbert, to hold for the life of 
said Evan Symins, and for the lives of Jane David, and 
James David of the said parish of Harrismote. Yearly rent 
6s. Witnesses: Thomas Symyns; George Owen; Lewis 
William. 

D.D. 395. Lease for a Year, dated 19 Mar. 1701-2, 
(so that a grant by release might be executed) from Elizabeth 
Lewis of Lampiter, co. Pembroke, widow, and Mary Phillipps 
of Lampiter aforesaid, spinster, the two daughters and 
coheiresses of Francis Phillipps, late of Lampiter aforesaid, 
esq., to Reynald Lewis of the same place, and Peter Chapman 
of Eglwyskymyn, co. Carmarthen, gent., of the messuages 
called Wayngron, Tyrwatch, otherwise Tyr Nicholas, ffoes y 
muntaine otherwise Plac-yr-hendy, Penyback otherwise ffoes 
y byshwell, and Llwynpiner vach, lying on the south side of 
the highway leading from Trevaughan Bridge to the village of 
Lampiter Velfrey, the Island adjoining the said bridge, the 
close of ground (purchased by the said Francis Phillipps, 
deceased, from William Scourfield, gent., late of AUt y baily) 
called Park y moch, and two pieces of land lying in Allty- 
baily aforesaid, all being in the parish of Lampiter Velfrey, 
CO. Pembroke, and in the several tenures of William Davies, 
David John, Elizabeth Lewis, Mary PhiUipps, and Griffith 
Vaughan. Witnesses : Josiah Thomas, clerk ; WiUiam Davies ; 
John Davies ; Roger Davies. 

D.D. 396. Opinion, by Henry Poley, dated 28 Oct., 
1704, concerning the division of the Trecoon Estate. 

D.D. 397. Writ, dated i Dec. 1709, to the barons 
knights and freemen of co. Pembroke, to be intendent to 
John Vaughan of Trecoone, esq., who had been appointed 
sheriff of co. Pembroke. Latin. 

D.D. 398. Copy of Order, on full hearing, dated 11 Feb. 
1715-16, in a case between Thomas Ubank and others, 
plaintiffs, v. the creditors and legatees of William Wogan, esq., 
deceased, defendants, touching money matters. It recites 
the will of Sir William Wogan dated 15 July, 1710. 



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D.D. 399. Indenture, dated 3 June, 1734, whereby 
[after reciting an indenture dated 5 April 1734, by which 
Jane Skyrme of I^angridge in the parish of Bletherston in the 
barony of Llawhaden, spinster, (daughter and heir of WilHam 
Skyrme, the younger, of the same place, gent., deceased, 
who was the eldest son and heir of William Skyrme the elder 
of Llaw^haden, esq., deceased), and John Warren of Trewern, 
CO. Pembroke, esq., and Dorothy his wife (the widow of said 
Wilham Sk>Tme the younger, and late Dorothy Philhpps), 
assigned to John Thomas, clerk, of Puncheston, co. Pembroke, 
and IvCwis Protheroe, of the parish of Egremont, co. Carmar- 
then, a lease (granted by the Bishop of St. Davids, for the 
lives of John Skyrme of lylawhaden, esq., and Wm. Scourfield 
of New Moate, co. Pembroke, esq., the eldest son and heir of 
WiUiam Scourfield of New Moate, esq.), of the capital messuage 
and lands called Langridge aforesaid to hold to certain uses,] 
the said John Thomas and Lewis Protheroe, at the request 
of the aforesaid Jane Sk>^rme and others, surrender the said 
lease to Nicholas, bishop of St. Davids. Witnesses: Eliza- 
beth Lewis ; William Whitta ; Thomas Jones. 

D.D. 400. Articles of Agreement, dated 28 May 
1739, whereby Joan Vaughan of Trecoon in the parish of 
Llanvairenant3'gove, co. Pembroke, (widow of John Vaughan, 
esq., of the same place, deceased), covenants to assign to her 
son Erasmus Vaughan of Trecoon aforesaid, gent., the life 
estate (to which she was entitled under the will, dated 21 Oct. 
1732, of the said John Vaughan) in the following property, 
in consideration of an annuity of ;^ioo to be paid her for her 
Ufe by the said Erasmus Vaughan : — The capital messuage 
and lands called Trecoon aforesaid, messuages and lands called 
Treberweth, Striddog otherwise Tredivo, all in the parishes of 
Llanvairnant5^gove and Newcastle, co. Pembroke ; messuages 
&c., called Bucket and Llygadlleddy, Trecoon Mill, and Vron- 
rydd, all in the parish of Llanvairnantygove ; two messuages 
in Fishguard in the occupation of Benjamin MilHng champ 
and widow Morgan ; parcels of land called Gavell isha in the 
parish of Fishguard ; three messuages and lands in the town- 
red and fields of Henriesmote ; two messuages and lands 
called Penyrallt in the parish of Llysyvraen; messuages and 
lands in the parish of Castlebigh. Witnesses: Mary Vaughan; 
WilUam Tucker. 

D.D. 401. Joan Vaughan's Counterpart of the above 
articles of agreement of 28 May 1739, (D.D. 400) with receipts 
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D.D. 402. Indenture, dated i6 July 1745, being a 
lease for 99 years (at a pepper corn rent) from Sir Herbert 
Perot Packington of Westwood, co. Worcester, bart., to 
Thomas Browne of Woolmores, co. Hertford, esq., of the 
following property: — ffraistrop, Darby, West fields, Coney gare, 
Haroldstone, Dregeman Hill, Cinnamon Hill, Haylett, and divers 
fields, and a corn mill, all in the parishes of Haroldstone, 
ffraistrop, and St. Thomas (Haverfordwest) ; Woodstock, 
Woodstock Corn Mill, in the parish of Ambleston ; Varlan, 
and other messuages, all in the parish of Castlebyth ; 
■fforest, Taranog, etc., in the parish of Newport ; Dreen Hill, 
Denant, and other messuages in the parish of Staviton 
[Steynton] ; Penygog leia, Tir y clyn, Pentre David, Pen- 
ygegin, Vanmarchan, Pen land, Panteronon, Dolewernen, 
Llanmarchan, Dry Bottom, in the parish of Vanychlagday ; 
Herrigg, Tregadwor, Pant, Upper Holmouse, Pen parkee, 
and other messuages in the parish of Newport ; several 
messuages in the townred of Newport ; Dinas Corn Mill 
in the parish of Dinas ; Pennegraige in the parish of Nevern ; 
Diffen whibba in the parish of jMaylgrove ; and several other 
messuages in the towns and coimties of Pembroke and 
Haverfordwest. Particulars are given of the acreage and 
past and present occupiers of the several premises. Con- 
sideration, £600. The last skin of the deed is missing, but 
the endorsement states that the lease was granted to secure 
[to said Thomas Browne] an annuity of ;fioo. Witnesses : 
T. Grapingham ; Daniel Hubbard, steward of the Dolphin 
Packett at Harwych. 

D.D. 403. Probate of the Will of Thomas Reynish 
of Spittle, CO. Pembroke, dated 28 Jan. 1747-8. Testator 
devised his messuage called Spittle, in the parish of Spittle, to 
John Williams of Haverfordwest, esq., and WilUam Stevens 
of Hubberston, co. Pembroke, on trust to sell same and pay 
the following legacies : — My brother Peter Reynish ;^ioo ; 
my sister Mary Reynish, £20 ; my natural son William ;£ioo, 
when 21. Witnesses : Henry Davies, ; John Higgon ; John 
Stokes. 

D.D. 404. Indenture, dated 13 Aug. 1748, whereby 
John Hooke, of Bangeston, co. Pembroke, esq., grants to 
Hawkewell Meares of Eastington, in the same county, esq., 
several pieces of land at Popton and Bullwell in the tenures 
of George Smith and Mary Honeycomb, together with 
several pieces at Easter Popton in the parish of Pulchrohan, 
in the several tenures of John Purser and Abrah Bodeman, 



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in exchange for the messuage and lands of the said Hawke- 
well Meares, called PerroU's Land, in the parish of Angle, in 
the said county, and in the occupation of William Prout. 
Witnesses : J. Ferrior ; William Adams. 

D.D. 405. Lease for a Year, dated 10 Aug. 1749, (so 
that a grant by release might be made) from William Owen 
of Landshipping, co. Pembroke, esq., to Richard Bowling, of 
the same county, gent., of a messuage and garden in the 
parish of St. Mary in Pembroke, in the possession of 
Francis Carn, George Oriell, and John fl'urlong, also a 
decayed messuage formerly used as a tanyard, in the parish of 
St. Michaell, Pembroke, in the possession of John Rogers, 
tanner. Witnesses : H. Barlow ; B. Ferrier. 

D.D. 406. Indenture, dated 4 Nov. 1758, whereby 
Hugh Barlow of Lawrenny, co. Pembroke, esq., grants to 
Richard Bowling of the Town of Pembroke, gent., a dwel- 
ling house in the parish of St. Mary in Pembroke, (boundaries 
specified in the deed), in exchange for a dwelling-house, two 
burgages, and a close in the parish of St. Michael, in the said 
county (boundaries specified). Witnesses: Morgan Meylett ; 
Robert Smjrth. 

D.D. 407. Copy of the Will of Rowland Philipps 
lyaugharne of Orlandon, in the parish of St. Brides, co. Pem- 
broke, esq., dated 22 Jan. 1759. Testator devised : — All my 
realty in the parishes of Talbenny and Roch (except the farm 
called Bushford in the parish of Talbenny) to Erasmus 
Vaughan of Trecoon, esq., and Richard Knethell of Hook, 
gent., on trust to raise £1000 for my younger children, and 
subject thereto, on trust for my son, John Philipps Laugharne. 
The residue of my realty (including the messuage called Hum- 
prey otherwise Orlandon in the parish of St. Brides and Bush- 
ford in the parish of Talbenny, which were charged with an 
annuity of £154 in favour of my wife for her hfe, and realty 
in the parishes of Dale, Hascard and Marios, which were 
charged with an annuity of ^^150 in favour of my father for 
his hfe) I devise to the said trustees on the same trusts. 
Witnesses: William Jones, clerk; David Jordan; Henry Miles. 

D.D. 408 and 409. Lease and Release, dated 3 and 
4 Feb. 1761, whereby William Rickson, esq., (a Lieutenant 
Colonel in His Majesty's service) of Edinburgh, son of Joseph 
Rickson deceased and nephew and heir of John Rickson late 
of Pembroke, grants to Nicholas Burnell of the parish of 



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Stepney, co. Middlesex, gent., the fee simple of a messuage, 
garden and shop, in the parish of St. Mary in Pembroke, in 
the possession of William Adams, gent,, bounded on the north 
by the river above the bridge of the said town, on the west 
by the churchyard of St. Mary, on the south by the street of 
the said town, on the east by a house of Philippa Adams, 
widow, now in the possession of James John, taylor. Con- 
sideration, ;^5oo. Witnesses : Robert Gardiner ; Robert 
Farmer (?). 

D.D. 410. IvEASE for a Year, dated 14 Oct. 1761 (so 
that a grant by release might be made) from William Smith 
of Tenby, co. Pembroke, mariner, and Ann his wife, Jenkin 
Davies of Carmarthen, mariner, and Margaret his wife, John 
Howell of the parish of Kjllymaenlloyd, co. Carmarthen, 
gent., and Jane his wife, Samuel Sanders of the parish of 
Camrose, co. Pembroke, gent., and Elizabeth his wife, Rees 
Harry of the parish of lyaugharne, co. Carmarthen, and 
Rebecca his wife, Abraham Palmer of Kilanow in the parish 
of Amroth, co. Pembroke, gent., and Mary his wife (which 
said Jane Howell, EHzabeth Sanders and Mary Palmer 
were the daughters and only issue of Richard Willy of the 
parish of Lampeter Velfrey, co. Pembroke, gent., by Jane 
his first wife both deceased, and the said Ann Smith and 
Margaret Davies, and Prudence their late sister deceased, 
who was the wife of John IMorgan of Tenby, mariner, are the 
daughters and only issue of the said Richard Willy by Catherine 
his second wife, likewise deceased), Stephen Prout of the 
parish of St. Issells, co. Pembroke, yeoman, James Williams 
of the parish of Penally, husbandman, and Freelove Billet 
of Laugharne, spinster, to John Harries of Crygglase in the 
parish of St. Davids, esq., and David Ormond of the parish 
of lylandewy Velfrey, co. Pembroke, of the messuages called 
respectively Castel y brodyr otherwise Bluest gwaith Noah, 
and William Phillip Lewis's tenement, together with the por- 
tion of great and small tithes yearly accruing out of the said 
tenements formerly belonging to the Abbey of Whitland, co. 
Carmarthen ; also the tenement called Placs bach glan rheed 
all being in the parish of Llandewy Velfrey aforesaid. Wit- 
nesses : David Hughes ; WilUam Folland ; John Stokes ; 
John Hensleigh. 

D.D. 411. Copy of the Will of Hugh Barlow, of Law- 
renny, co. Pembroke, esq., dated 16 Oct. 1761. Subject to a 
bequest of ;^4000 to his nieces, Emma Owen, daughter 
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To my wife Elizabeth Barlow for life, with remainder to my 
nephew Hugh Owen late of Nash, co. Pembroke, esq. , for life, 
with remainder to his first and other sons successively in tail 
with similar remainders in succession to my nephew Wyrriott 
Owen of Nash, my god-son Arthur Owen of Landshipping, 
CO. Pembroke, esq., my nephew Arthur Owen of Chelsea, (son 
of Col. Arthur Owen), and my niece the said Emma Owen, 
each of the said persons upon whom the said estate shall 
devolve, is to assume the surname of Barlow. Witnesses : 
William Ayleway, senior ; Philip Foley ; Robert Smyth. 

D.D. 412. Indenture, dated 11 Jan. 1762, being a lease 
from the Mayor (Richard Bowling) and Corporation of Pem- 
broke, to Richard Bowling the younger of Pembroke, of 
all such water as shall rise up to and above the waste 
pipe in the cistern of the conduit belonging to the town 
of Pembroke, being the overflowing of the water in the said 
conduit, together with full and free liberty for the said Richard 
and his assigns to affix a pipe in the said cistern for convey- 
ing any such water where he or they shall think fit ; for the 
term of the natural lives of the said Richard Bowling the 
yoimger, Nicholas Bowling his younger brother, and William 
Dunn, son of John Dunn of the parish of Muncton. Yearly 
rent, is. Witnesses : George Ivock ; Thomas Hitchings. 

D.D. 413. Counterpart of D.D. 412 above. 

D.D. 414. Lease for a Year, dated 16 December 1763, 
(so that a grant by release might be made), from Richard 
BowUng, the elder, of the town of Pembroke, gent., to his 
son, Richard Bowling the younger, of a dweUing-house, shop 
and garden in the parish of St. Mary in Pembroke, late in 
the possession of William Adams, gent. Witnesses: Roger 
Allen ; William Dunn. 

D.D. 415 and 416. Lease and Release, dated 19 Jan. 
1765, whereby Richard Bowling, the elder, of Pembroke, esq., 
grants to his youngest son, Nicholas Bowling, of the city of 
London, linen draper, the fee simple of a messuage and garden 
in the occupations of ffrancis Carne and Bridget Oriell, 
widow, in the parish of St. Mary in Pembroke, bounded on 
the east by the lands of the said Richard Bowling, in the 
tenure of William Webbe, mercer, and by the lands of 
Har court Powell, esq., in the tenure of the said William 
Webbe, and on the west by the lands of Sir Richard PhiUipps, 
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by the street of the said town of Pembroke, and on the north 
by the town wall or bulwarks of Pembroke. Witnesses : 
Joseph Hughes, clerk ; Thomas Webb, glover. 

D.D. 417. Indenture, dated 20 June 1766, whereby 
(after reciting that by an indenture, dated 2 Sept. 1748, 
Daniel Poyer of Grove in the parish of Narberth, co. Pem- 
broke, gent., deceased, mortgaged to Sir Arthur Owen of 
Orielton, co. Pembroke, bart., deceased, a capital messuage 
and lands called Grove in the said parish of Narberth and also 
Jermyn's Tenement or Lower Tenement in the townred and 
fields of Templeton, formerly in the occupation of Catherine 
Jermyn, widow, but now of Thomas David, three messuages 
and gardens in Molleston Tenement, late in the tenures of 
David Rees, Jane David, widow, and George David, three 
messuages in the same parish, two pieces of land in Moleston 
in the parish of Narberth, another piece called David James's 
Tenement in Moleston Quarter within the said parish of Nar- 
berth, several messuages called Penllwyn melin and Clyn 
situate in the parish of Lawhaden, and other messuages of 
Daniel Poyer, in the same parish ; also other messuages 
called Place y parke, Place y velin ban in the parishes of 
Henllan Amgoed and Llangan, co. Carmarthen, for a term of 
1000 years at a pepper corn rent to secure ;£6oo and interest ; 
that said Sir Arthur Owen by his will appointed as his execu- 
tors John Owen, esq., Major General in his Majesty's armies, 
and Arthur Owen the j^ounger, of Chelsea, esq., the younger 
sons of Sir Arthur Owen of Orielton, co. Pembroke, bart., 
deceased), the said John Owen and Arthur Owen and John 
Poyer, esq., of Grove aforesaid (heir at law of his brother the 
said Daniel Poyer deceased) assign and confirm to Moses Grant 
of Hilton in the parish of Roch, co. Pembroke, clerk, and 
Thomas George of Molleston in the parish of Narberth, co. 
Pembroke, gent., the said term of 1000 years on trust (as to 
the property in the parish of lylawhaden), for John Grant of 
Hilton aforesaid, esq., who had purchased the freehold thereof, 
and on trust, (as to the rest of the said property), for the said 
John Poyer. Consideration, ;^20oo, of which £854 4s. 8d. is 
apphed in discharge of the said mortgage. Witnesses : 
Francis Harries ; John Greenland, clerk to Mr. Owen of 
Toke's Court, lyondon. 

D.D. 418. Indenture, dated 16 October 1766, being 
a lease from Francis John Meyricke, of Bush, co. Pembroke, 
and Rowland Phillippe Laugharne, and Ann his wife, late 
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Williams of Trellethin, in the parish of St. David's, co. Pem- 
broke, of the messuage with appurtenances called Gwar y 
coed in the parish of \Aniitechurch in Dewsland, co. Pembroke, 
containing 9 acres, and in the tenure of the said Thomas 
William.s ; for the lives of said Thomas Williams, and his two 
sisters Mary Williams and Phebe Williams, at the yearly rent 
of {3 los. Witnesses : John Meyrick ; Gilbert James ; Lettia 
Evans ; Francis North, Scoveston. 

D.D. 419. Lease for 21 Years, dated 16 Mar. 1773, 
from Charles, Bishop of St. Davids, to John Grant of Berners 
Street, in the parish of St. Mary le Bone, co. Middlesex, esq., 
of the tenement called Penllwyn melin situate in Vaynor 
within the barony of Llawhaden, co. Pembroke, containing 
8 acres, and formerly in the occupation of Daniel Poyer, 
gent., and now the said John Grant. Yearly rent 5s. Qd. 
Witness : Thomas Prickard. 

D.D. 420. Probate of the Will of Dorothy Morris of 
Haverfordwest, v/idow, dated 11 Aug. 1774. Testatrix 
devised : — My moiety of the messuage called Pantymeyrick, 
in the parish of Meline, co. Pembroke, and other personalty to 
my uncle Morgan Bowen of Williamston, co. Pembroke, esq., 
and my brother Richard Wright of Haverfordwest, gent., and 
my sister in law Elizabeth Morris of the same place, spinster, 
upon trust for my son WilUam Morris (when 21) and his 
issue, with remainder to my sister in law Elizabeth Morris. 
Testatrix also mentions : — My nephew Thomas Wright, son 
of my brother Thomas Wright, deceased. Witnesses: 
Richard Knethell ; John Bateman ; John Rhode. 

D.D. 421. Indenture, dated 30 Sept. 1776, being a 
lease for 44 years (on the surrender of a previous lease of the 
undermentioned premises) from John Warren, esq., Mayor, 
and others (the feoffees of Vawer's lands) by order of the 
Common Council of Haverfordwest, to Richard Summers 
of Bristol, of a dwelling house and garden in Ship Street, con- 
taining a moiety of one burgage and a half, in Haverfordwest, 
bounded on the southwest b^' the street called Ship Street, 
on the east by the waste land belonging to the corporation 
of Haverfordwest running down to the river, in length 47 feet, 
(formerly leased to the said Richard Summers, and which he 
hath enclosed in a yard and erected half roof and other 
buildings thereon, and on the remaining part adjoining to the 
river, he hath built a quay), on the north by lands of the said 
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house of the said Richard Summers now in the tenure of 
Abraham Clibborn. Yearly rent, 20s. to the said John Warren 
and other feoffees, and 6s. 8d. chief rent to the Corporation of 
Haverfordwest. Witnesses: Georc;e Reynolds; Thomas Bate- 
man ; John Weaver ; John Partridge, junior ; John Griffin. 

D.D. 422. Copy of an Estreat from the Court Roll 
of the Manor of lyamphey, co. Pembroke, dated 21 May 1777, 
touching the surrender by the rod by William Holcombe, a 
customary tenant of the said manor of certain premises 
specified, and livery of the same premises hy the rod to 
David Price of Brownslade, co. Pembroke, esq. Names of 
ten persons, making up the Jury of Homage given. 

D.D. 423. Indenture, dated 27 Aug. 1777, whereby 
John lyloyd of Dale Castle, co. Pembroke, esq., who had lately 
married Elinor Allen (by whom the largest portion of the 
estate of Sir John Stepney of lylanelly, co. Carmarthen, bart., 
had been purchased) covenants for the production of two 
deeds dated respectively 16 April 1757, and 7 June 1768, 
touching the manor of Prendergast, co. Pembroke. Wit- 
nesses : James Lloyd ; James Nicholas (clerk to Mr. Hugh 
Evans, Llandilo) ; William Powell ; Iltid Thomas. 

D.D. 424. Lease, dated 21 Nov. 1777, from James, 
Bishop of St. Davids, to Arthur Owen, of Pembroke, esq., in 
the East India Company's service, of the manor or lordship 
of Brawdy, Poinscastle and Lloughvaine, co. Pembroke, and 
of the parsonage or prebend of Brawdy and chapel of Hays- 
castle, CO. Pembroke, for the lives of the said Arthur Owen 
(aged 37), Joseph Lord (aged 34), and Corbetta Lord (aged 27). 
Yearly rent, £32 5s. Witnesses : William Howell of Haver- 
fordwest, writer ; William Thomas of Painscastle, farmer ; 
William Morriss ; William Oliver. 

D.D. 425. Probate of the Will, dated 6 July 1780, of 
David Mackenzie, of Pembroke, esq., with codicil dated 25 
Dec. 1780. Testator bequeaths: A moiety of my personalty 
to my children when 21 and the other moietj' to my sister 
Isabella Smith and her issue with remainder to my wife Ann 
Mackenzie ; my brother in law John Grant to be executor. 
Proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 16 Mar, 
1781. Witnesses : (i) to will : Thomas and Elis Winwood ; 
(2) to codicil : Joshua Allen, surgeon ; J. Adam, collector of 
the customs, Pembroke. 



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D.D. 426. Copy of a Letter of Attorney, dated 14 
Oct. 1786, from John Campbell, esq., of Stackpole Court, co. 
Pembroke (being about to travel abroad), to John Mirehouse, 
esq., of Brownslade, co. Pembroke, esq. 

D.D. 427. Lease for a Year, dated i Sept. 1789, (so 
that a grant by release might be made) from John Tucker 
of Pembroke, esq., and the Rev. Furnival Bowen of Haver- 
fordwest, clerk (second son of John Bowen of Haverfordwest, 
esq., deceased), to John Colby of Fynnonne, co. Pembroke, 
esq., of a piece of meadow land called Jury lane meadow 
together with the stable thereto belonging situate on the 
north side of the Ritiher lane, and bounded on the east by 
two fields of the said John Colby called the Broad closes or 
Broad meadow, which said piece of meadow land is in the 
parish of St. IMartin near the town of Haverfordwest. Wit- 
nesses : Charles Tucker ; J. Rees Stokes ; William Abbott ; 
William Nettleshipp. 

D.D. 428. Probate of the Will of Charlotte Dickson, 
widow, of the parish of St. Mary in Pembroke, dated 26 April 
1790. Testatrix requests to be buried in the tomb of her son- 
in-law, Mr. Joseph Collins, in the ' church of St. Michael in the 
Easton, Pembroke,' the said tomb to be lined with bricks and 
a low roof laid over it with steps to go down to it with a 
door and a lock, and that the same stone which now covers 
the tomb might be laid again on the top of it and that no 
further addition be made to the inscription now thereon ex- 
cept her name. Bequests include : — A copyhold farm called 
Netswell, near Harlow in Essex ; watch and seal to my son 
Augustus Keppell Dickson ; all clothing with gold chain, 
except a Marseilles petticoat and a silver milk pot, to my 
daughter Victoria Dickson ; the interest of my investments 
to be paid to my daughter Victoria Dickson during her 
spinsterhood and thereafter the principal to be divided be- 
tween said Victoria Dickson and her sister Charlotte Harriett 
Collins. Testatrix also mentions: My daughters Julia de 
Bad, and Theodosia Mercer. Alexander Mercer, Col. of 
Engineers, resident at Guernsey, is appointed executor. By 
a codicil (undated), testatrix gives the copyhold farm of 
Netswell to her eldest daughter Theodosia Mercer, testatrix's 
son Augustus Keppell Dickson ha\'ing died. Second codicil 
dated 14 April 1795. Witnesses : (i) to will and ist Codicil: 
John Seedaway ; Joseph and Sarah Allen ; (2) to 2nd codicil : 
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D.D. 429. Lease for a Year, dated i May 1798, (so 
that a grant by release might be made), from the Right Hon. 
William, Lord Kensington, to Thomas Williams of Haver- 
fordwest, esq., and Edward Warren Jones of Trevem, co. 
Pembroke, esq., of freehold messuages in the parishes of St. 
Mary and St. Thomas and the hamlets thereof in Haverford- 
west, CO. Pembroke, in the tenures of Joseph Fortune, esq., 
Thomas Williams, esq., Benjamin Tonkins, Richard Thomas, 
Thomas Tucker, Mary Jemyn, Mrs. Barlow, George Needham, 
Rev. Thomas Higgon, Edward Jones, esq., and John Griffith. 
Witnesses: John William Davis, Gray's Inn; Charles Bilt, 
his clerk. 

D.D. 430. Probate of the Will of Francis Skyrme of 
Llawhaden, co. Pembroke, esq., dated 4 Dec. 1813. Testator 
devises all his freehold and leasehold property to Thomas 
Eaton of Laugharne, co. Carmarthen, gent., on the following 
trusts : — For my wife Jane Skyrme for her life with remainder 
to my sisters Charlotte Skyrme and Hester Skvrme for their 
lives, with remainder to my nephew William Ford Protheroe 
for his life, with remainder to his first and other sons success- 
ively in tail, with remainder to his daughters, with remainder 
in tail successively to William Evans and Thomas Evans 
the third and second sons respectively of my friend William 
Evans the elder of Haverfordwest, attorney at law. Wit- 
nesses : Thomas Williams, writer to Mr. William Evans, at- 
torney, Haverfordwest ; William Stiey and John Simlett of 
Haverfordwest. 

D.D. 431. Abstract of the marriage settlement of 
John Mirehouse of Brownslade and Angle, co. Pembroke, 
esq., and Elizabeth Fisher of the city of Salisbury (youngest 
daughter of the Bishop of Salisbury), dated 15 October 1823, 
touching various estates in the parish of Angle. 

D.D. 432. Letters, dated 5 Dec, 1832, instituting Rev, 
John Smith B.A. to the Rectory of Pulchrohon, Pembroke- 
shire, on the presentation of King William IV, 

D.D. 433. Letters of Administration, dated 18 Oct. 
1834, of the goods of John Doubleday [senior] of Haverford- 
west, widower, deceased, (who died on i Jan. 1831) not ad- 
ministered by his son John Doubleday [junior], who died on 
16 Aug. 1832, was granted at London to Henry Woolcott, the 
executor of the will of John Doubleday [junior] ; Frances 
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and only surviving children of the deceased being now 
resident in Canada. Sworn under £5 ; former grant in June 
1832. 

D.D. 434. Probate of the Will of Jane Morgan of 
Treneuydd fawr, in the parish of Llanrhian, co. Pembroke, 
widow, dated 3 Oct. 1835. Personal property comprised, 
among other things, a silver tumbler with a Welsh engraving, 
and a Pembroke table. Testatrix mentions : — My eldest son 
James; mv eldest daughter Mary; my second daughter Sarah; 
my third daughter Jane; my fourth daughter Martha. Wit- 
nesses : Henry Rowland ; Henry John. 

D.D. 435. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Treffguarne, co. Pembroke, dated 13 Mar, 1839, touching the 
death of Evan Charles, aged six years. Accidentally drowned 
while bathing in a pond. 

D.D. 436. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Whitchurch, dated 20 March 1839, touching the death of 
Elizabeth John. Found dead in bed at Solva, co. Pembroke ; 
natural causes. 

D.D. 437. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Clarebeston, co. Pembroke, dated 11 April 1839, touching the 
death of Thomas Mathias, aged 4 years. Being in a certain 
field in the said parish burning furse his clothes took fire with 
fatal results. 

D.D. 438. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Lanstadwell, dated 20 April 1839, touching the death of 
William Evans, aged 2| years. I^eft alone whilst his mother 
went for a pail of water, he fell into the fire with fatal results. 

D.D. 439. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Wiston, CO. Pembroke, dated 4 May 1839, touching the death 
of John Edwards, aged 2| years. Being alone in a cottage 
in the said parish the linen cloth which he wore took fire 
with fatal results. 

D.D. 440. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Cocheston, co. Pembroke, dated 15 May 1839, touching the 
death of Margaret Jermin. Foimd dead in her garden : old 
age and infirmity. 

D.D. 441. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Amroth, co. Pembroke, dated 4 June 1839, touching the death 
of Humphrey William. Being at work in a certain quarry on 

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the road side, the ground over the top of the said quarry 
gave way, and fell upon the said Humphrey, and suffocated 
him. 

D.D. 442. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Bletherston, co. Pembroke, dated 7 June 1839, touching the 
death of Anne Thomas, aged two years. The linen cloth 
which she wore took fire with fatal results. 

D.D. 443. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Penalley, co. Pembroke, dated 11 June 1839, touching the 
death of a man unknown : Fotmd drowned in Tenby Bay. 

D.D. 444. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Lanstadwell, co. Pembroke, dated 13 June 1839, touching the 
death of a man unknown. Found drowned in Milford Haven. 

D.D. 445. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Freystrop, co. Pembroke, dated 15 June 1839, touching the 
death of Letitia Cozens. Run over by a waggon on a tram 
road in the said parish. 

D.D. 446. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Dale, CO. Pembroke, dated 24 June 1839, touching the death 
of a woman unknown. Found drowned at Dale Point, being 
a part of Milford Haven. 

D.D. 447. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
St. Mary, Tenby, co. Pembroke, dated 28 June 1839, touching 
the death of John Hughes. The deceased in going under the 
scaffolding placed against a house in the street at Tenby for 
the purpose of repairing the said house, it so happened that 
as he was standing under the said scaffolding the bucket or 
pail fell off the scaffolding on the head of the said John, and 
killed him instantly. 

D.D. 448. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the hamlet 
of the parish of St. Martin, co. Pembroke, dated i July 1839, 
touching the death of Thomas Jenkins. Hydrophobia. 

D.D. 449. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
Johnson, co. Pembroke, dated 5 July 1839, touching the death 
of Ezekial Mathias. Being at work in a coal mine in the 
aforesaid parish it so happened that the water from another 
mine broke into the said pit, whereby the said Ezekial was 
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D.D. 450. Coroner's Inquest, taken in the parish of 
St. Davids, co. Pembroke, on 15 July 1839, touching the death 
of Emily Rees. Appoplexy. 

D.D. 451. Coroner's Inquest, held in the parish of 
Jefferston, co. Pembroke, on 16 July 1839, touching the death 
of Michael Thomas. Killed b}^ falling into a coal pit, called 
Under hill Pit in the parish aforesaid. J. R. Stokes, coroner. 

D.D. 452. Recognizance, dated 18 Aug. 1837, in the 
sum of £^0, by Morris John of Milford, in the parish of 
Stainton, co. Pembroke, innkeeper, that he will appear to 
prosecute Sophia Wilcock, wife of William Wilcock, at the 
next assizes of the said county on a charge of the man- 
slaughter of Elizabeth Wilcock. 

D.D. 453. Recognizance, dated 18 Aug. 1837, in the 
sum of £40, by Thomas Dumayne of Jordanstone, in the 
parish of Llanstadwell, co. Pembroke, surgeon, for his ap- 
pearance to give evidence in the case mentioned in D.D. 
452. 

D.D. 454. The like by Richard Hoare Byers of Mil- 
ford, surgeon. 

D.D. 455. The like by Anne I^wis of Milford, co. Pem- 
broke, single woman. 

DD 456. The Uke by Charles Hooper of Milford, co. 
Pembroke, hairdresser. 

DD 457. The like by Daniel Rees of Milford, co. Pem- 
broke, tinman, 

D.D. 458. Printed List of those summoned as jurors 
(72 names) at the Pembrokeshire Summer Assizes 1838, with 
the particulars of those appointed in the case of Francis 
Morgan v. William Owen, John Colby, sheriff. 

D.D. 459. Inquisition (pursuant to a writ, dated 21 
January 1843), taken at the Shire Hall, Haverfordwest, on 
7 Feb. 1846, touching the damages done to Titus Thomas 
and David Da vies by David Richards by reason of a breach 
of a covenant to pay £150 on a certain date, a suit for which 
had been decided in plaintiff's favour in the Court of Ex- 
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D.D. 460. Grant, dated i6 June 1515, from Owyn ap 
Gutto Bach ap Llewelyn ap Howell, and Maurice ap Gutto 
Bache ap Llewelyn ap Howell, burgesses of the town of Mach- 
vnllethe, to Davit lloit ap Owen, burgesses of the same town, 
of the fee simple of a moiety of a burgage in the said town 
between the lands of Howell ap John ap Llewelyn on the one 
side, and the burgage sometime belonging to Howell ap leuan 
ap Davit on the other side, and extending from the common 
street called Strytt Gwyr Keveillioc towards the common 
called Mays y llynlloedd. Witnesses : Jankyn ap Davit ap 
Kene, and Llewelyn ap Howell Gethin, the capital bailifEs 
of the said town this year ; Owein ap Dytun and Moris Whith 
sub-bailiffs there ; Owein ap Llewelyn ap Howell. Latin. 
Endorsed " Gweithred tir a gwartheg." 

D.D. 461. Grant, dated 18 May 1529, from John Vichan, 
clerk, vicar of Eglwys vach, free tenant in the township of 
Grethin, in the commote of Ughdulas, in the lordship of 
Denbigh, to Hugh ap leuan ap David and Katherine verch 
John ap Llewelyn his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder to the right heirs of the said Hugh, of all the lands 
in the township of Grethin aforesaid, which the said John 
Vichan lately had by the feoffment of the said Hugh. Latin. 

D.D. 462. Grant, dated 10 Oct. 1542, from Owen Goch 
ap Gyttin ap Llewelin of Trewern, co. Montgomery, and 
Bdmund ap leuan ap Bedo ap Gyttin of the same place, both 
free tenante, to Hugh ap John ap Owen, of the town of Pool, 
burgess, of an orchard or garden in the lordship of Teirtref, 
in the aforesaid county, and situate near the cemetery of the 
parish church of the said town, to wit, in breadth from the 
land of Roger ap Griffith now occupied by Robert ap Richard, 
to a certain lane adjoining the above cemetery, and in length 
from the street leading towards the said cemetery to the glebe 
land now in the occupation of the said Hugh, to be holden 
at the usual services of the chief lord of the fee, and at the 
yearly rent of iid. payable to the aforesaid grantors. Wit- 
nesses : John ap John ap Hughe ; Owen ap leuan ap Hoell ; 
David ap leuan ap Hoell ap Adda. Latin. 

D.D. 463. Indenture, dated 24 Nov. 1557, whereby 
Hugh ap Gruffith of the township of Retheskyn, co. Mont- 
gomery, gent., grants a moiety of the meadow called Gwir- 
glodd pull helyck, lands called Tyr coch y frank, situate within 
a certain common called Mayse penryn, containing 6 acres 
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lands of Geoffrey ap Griffith on one side, and the aforesaid 
lands called Tyr cock y jranck on the other side, which latter 
lands stretch over the common way, and include i| acres 
of land, together with a parcel of land called Pen yssan yr 
vron, comprising six acres in extent, and situate in Penryn 
vechan, to John ap Griffith his brother, in exchange for two 
sehons of land within Errowe dekevyn, 4 selions within Kae 
goyth, a parcel of land near Gwywer, 4 sehons within Kae 
f^i^, 3 selions of arable land and hah-an-acre of meadow 
land within Gwirglodd koyd. Witnesses : lylewelyn ap Morris; 
Roger ap Rychard Paythe ; Owen ap John ap John ; Robert 
ap John lyloyd ; John ap leuan ap Vab (?) ap David. Latin. 

D.D. 464. Indenture, dated 23 Feb. 1566-7, .whereby 
John ap Gruftith ap Thomas of Goettre, co. Montgomery, yeo- 
man, mortgages to Thomas ap Llewelyn of Barchaethlon, in 
the same county, the following premises, to secure ;^5 and 
interest : — A tenement and garden, 8 acres of arable land (4 
acres called Maes howell, i acre called Y ddol vach, 2 acres called 
Groft y cappan, and i acre lying between the aforesaid tene- 
ment and the Mule brook), ij acres of meadow land (i acre 
called Gwern Wilim, and ^ acre between the said tenement and 
brook), aU situate within the township of Goettre .aforesaid. 
Witnesses : Robert ap leuan ap Rees ; Hugh ap David ; 
Rice ap Griffith ap John ; Robert ap WiUim ; Arthur ap 
Moris. Latin. 

D.D. 465. Indenture, dated 16 Jan. 1571-2, whereby 
Howell Porter, of the town of Pool, co. Montgomery, gent., 
grants to Thomas ap Owen of the same town, baker, the fee 
simple of a tenement, comprising about J of a burgage of land, 
stretching in breadth from the land of Robart ap leuan, de- 
ceased, on one side, to the land of David ap David on the other 
side, and in breadth from the High Street of the said town 
at one end, to the land of Roger L,loid, gent, at the other end ; 
a yearly rent of los. payable to the said Howell Porter and his 
assigns is reserved. Witnesses : Roger ap Thomas ; Morgan 
Baker ap James; Humfrey ap John ap Hugh ; Peter ap Delis ; 
Thomas ap Watkyn ; David ap Watkyn ; David ap Thomas ; 
Robert ap Hugh, sadler. Latin. Endorsed in a later hand, 
" This is for Dick Humphreys' house, los. rent." > 

D.D. 466. Indenture, dated 10 August 1574, being a 
lease for 21 years at the yearly rent of one red rose, from 
Gruffith ap David ap leuan ap Meredith of Tretherwen 
Meibion Gwnwas, co, Montgomery, taylor, to leuan ap John 



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ap Edward of Kaer y Kova, co. Denbigh, yeoman, of a croft 
of land situate in the said township of Tretherwen Meibion 
Gwnwas, at a place called Gwernyduon, in breadth between 
the lands of John ap Mores ap David lloid, on the one side, 
and the lands of Thomas ap Robert, on the other side, and in 
length extending from the lands of the said leuan ap John to 
the lands late of Meredith ap Grufhth. Consideration, 46s. 8d. 
Witnesses : Richard ap Gruffith ap Uewelyn ap Rynald ; 
Edward Smythe ; William Cadwallader. 

DD. 467. Release, dated 26 April 1575, by Hoell ap 
Mores ap David ap Madog of Llangadvan, co. Montgomery, 
yeoman, to Rice ap Tudor of Llandinam, in the same county, 
of all his messuages and lands in the township of Ivlandinam 
and elsewhere in the parish of I^landinam. Witnesses : Jenkin 
ap Ivlewelyn ap Mores ; Thomas ap David ap Mores Goch ; 
John ap David ap Mores Goch ; Hugh ap David ; Robert ap 
Griffith. 

D.D. 468. Indenture, dated 4 July 1571, being a 
mortgage to Edward Herbert, esq., of Montgomery, co. 
Montgomery, from Thomas ap David ap Jankyn of Dythi- 
henith, co. Montgomery, gent., and Machallt, verch Owen 
ap Ivlewetyn ap Owen, of the same township and county, 
widow, of the following property to secure £13 6s. 8d. : — 
The water-corn-mill called Melyn Dythihenith, together with 
seven acres of land belonging thereto, in the township afore- 
said, and in the occupation of the said Thomas ap David ap 
Jankin. Witnesses : Meredith ap Morgan ; John ap Bedo 
ap John ; John ap Howell ap John ap Madog ; John ap John. 

D.D. 469. Grant, dated i June 1576, by Henry ap David 
ap leuan ap Jankin of Trerllan, co. Montgomerye, yeoman, 
to Howell ap David ap leuan ap Jankin, of the fee simple of 
a messuage called Gwern y too, in the township of Trerllan, in 
the tenure of said Howell ap David. Consideration, £30. 
Witnesses : John lyukas ; WiUiam ap David ; Evan ap James. 
Latin. 

D.D. 470. Grant, dated 12 August 158 1, from Hugh 
ap John ap Rees of Strata Marcell, in the parish of Pool, co. 
Montgomery, gent., to Owen ap leuan ap Howell of the town 
of Pool, gent., of the fee simple of a tenement near the church 
of Buttington, in the township of TirtrefE, co. Montgomery, 
where Reingald ap Roger now dwells, together with a small 
croft (about 2 acres) extending in length from the King's high- 
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from the tenement aforesaid on the one side, to Tirymayne on 
the other side. Witnesses : Rynald ap Roger ; David ap 
Hoell ; Nycholas Olyver (?) ; David ap Moris ; Hughe ap — . 
Latin. 

D.D. 471. Indenture, dated i Feb. 1583-4, being a 
post-nuptial settlement on the marriage of Evan ap Gryffith 
of Tredderwen Meibion Gwnwas, co. Montgomery, yeoman, 
to Katherine Morgan, daughter of Morgan ap leuan lloyd, 
late of Towyn, co. ^Merioneth, whereby Gryffith ap David 
ap leuan ap ^Meredith of Tredderwen aforesaid, (father of the 
said Evan ap Gryffith) grants all his messuages in Tredderwen 
and elsewhere in cos. Montgomery and Salop, to Thomas ap 
Gryffith of Tyr y jNIyniche, co. Montgomery, yeoman, and 
Hongam Pyres of Welche towne, co. Montgomery, yeoman, 
to the use of Evan ap Gryffith and his issue by said Katherine. 
Witnesses : Reignold ffrancis ; Hwmffre ap David lloid ; 
leuan ap David ; John ap Howell ; leuan ap Owen ; Elis 
Lewis. Latin. 

D.D. 472. Indenture, dated 7 June 1585, whereby 
Meredith ap Griffith ap Meredith of Penryn Veghan, co. 
Montgomery, gent., and Robert Wynne alias Robert ap John 
Wynne, son and heir of John Wynne ap Gruffith ap Meredith, 
deceased, late of Salop, co. Salop, gent., grant to Jesper ap 
Hughe of Rydheskyn, co. Montgomery, gent., a messuage 
wherein the said Meredith ap Griffith lately inhabited, and 
wherein John Wyllym now dwelleth, together with the lands 
now occupied by the said Meredith in the aforesaid township 
of Penryn Veghan, and lately leased for 21 years to one Thomas 
Baker, at the yearly rent of l2> 6s. 8d. The deed provides 
that a fine shall be levied on the said property to enure to 
the use of said JMeredith ap Gruffith ap Meredith for his life, 
with remainder to said Jesper ap Hughe in fee 'simple. Con- 
sideration, £5 to said Robert Wynne and 33s. 4d. yearly to 
said Meredith ap Gruffith for his Ufe. Witnesses : William 
Penryn ; Roger Lownes ; John Wyllym ; Gruffith Willym ; 
Thomas Willym. 

D.D. 473. Deed Poll, dated 20 Nov. 1588, being a mort- 
gage for ^^6 from Rees ap Robert of Dolwen, co. Montgomery, 
yeoman, to Evan Edwards, clerk, vicar of lylansanffraid, co. 
Montgomery, of the following premises : — A meadow (about 
one acre) called Gwerglodd penn y brynn in the town- 
ship of Melyniog Vechan ; a parcel of woodland (about 3 
acres) called Y gerddi, in the same township ; a parcel 



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of arable land in Melyniog aforesaid called Yr erw bant, 
extending in breadth from the land of the rectory of lylansan- 
ffraid on the one side, to the land of Howell ap Edward on 
the other side, and in length from the land of David ap 
Ivlewelyn as far as the land of Morgan John and others. Wit- 
nesses : Howell ap Edward ; David ap John ap leuan ; John 
ap Robert alias Tailor ; Maurice ap Hughe ; David ap Ed- 
ward ; Edward ap David ap lylewelyn ; Thomas Gregor, 
scriptor. Latin. 

D.D. 474. Indenture, dated 20 Sept. 1590, being a mort- 
gage for £6 from Rice ap Robert ap Thomas, of Melyniog 
Vechan, co. Montgomery, yeoman, to Evan Edwards, clerk, 
vicar of lylansanffraid, of a close of arable land (about 4 acres) 
called Yr erw bennallt, situate there in breadth between the 
land of David ap I^lewelyn on the one side, and the land of 
the said David on the other side, and in length from Howel 
ap Edward's land to the rectory lands of the rector of I^lan- 
sanfiraid. Witnesses : John Vaughan ; Robert Vaughan ; 
John Vaughan the yoimger ; Meredith ap Edward ; Morice 
ap Hughe ; Nichollas ap David. Latin. 

D.D. 475. IvEASE FOR 21 Years, dated 10 Nov. 1592, 
from Edward Herbert of Montgomery, co. Montgomery, esq., 
to Moryce Jones of Montgomery, gent., servant of the said 
Edward Herbert, of a parcel of land called Y brythdire, com- 
prising about 24 acres, and situate in Dythyenith, co. Mont- 
gomery, and lately in the occupation of Hugh ap David. 
Yearly rent, los. Witnesses : Ma. Herberts ; Brydgett Spen- 
ser ; Thomas William Whittingham ; Richard Herbert. 

D.D. 476. Indenture, dated 14 Jiily 1593, whereby 
Howel Gilbert, of Pool, co. Montgomery, gent., grants to 
John HumfErey of the same town, burgess, the fee simple of 
half a burgage in the town of Pool, extending, in breadth from 
land in the temu:e of David I^loyd, draper, on the one side, 
and the land of John Porter's heir in the tenure of Gruffith 
ap Howell on the other side, and in length from the High Street 
of the same town at one end, up to the lands of Howell 
Porter, gent., and Edward I^ewes at the other end, and now 
in the tenure of John HumfErey ; a yearly rent of 20s. is 
reserved to the said Howel Gilbert. Witnesses : Edward 
Blucke ; Howell Porter ; Austin David ; Humfrey Pyres 
Rynald ; David ap John, corviser ; Griffith ap John ap lyly- 
wellyn ; Gilbert H . Latin. 



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D.D. 477. Grant, dated 20 September, 1594, from Rice 
ap Robert ap Thomas of Dolwen, co. Montgomery, to Evan 
Edwards, clerk, vicar of lylansanffraid, co. Montgomery, of 
the fee simple of the following property in Melyniog Vechan, 
in the said county : — four parcels called Yr erw bante (3 acres), 
Yr erw hennalU (6 acres), Y gerddi (2 acres), Gwerglodd penn 
y brynn (2 acres), another parcel of arable land in a certain 
common field {campus) there called Alaes uwch y lann other- 
wise Erw penn y brynn, in the tenure of Howel ap Grufl&th ap 
Meuricke. Consideration, £40. Witnesses : Howell ap Ed- 
ward ; Howell ap Gruffith ap Merricke ; Maurice ap Morgan 
David ; Meredith ap Edward ; John ap William ; Robert 
Ivloid ap John I^loyd ; Thomas Gregor, scriptor. Latin. 
[The acreages of the parcels mentioned above are contained 
in D.D. 482J. 

D.D. 478. Indenture, dated 20 Sept. 1594, whereby, 
after reciting D.D. 477, the said Evan Evans, clerk, agrees 
that if the said Rice ap Robert should within 21 years repay 
said Evan Edwards the sum of £40 the said recited indenture 
(D.D. 477) should be void. For witnesses see D.D. 477. 

D.D. 479. Grant, dated 20 Dec. 1595, by Thomas 
David Eloyd of the parish of I^landussell, co. Montgomery, 
gent., to Gruffith ap Evan of the same parish, the fee simple 
of a messuage in the township of Brony wood in the said parish, 
and in the possession of Gruffith ap Evan aforesaid. Wit- 
nesses : David I^loyd ; David ap Edmond ; David ap 

Edmond ap Thomas ; Evan ap Griffith ; Arthur Vaughan. 

D.D. 480. Indenture, dated 3 June 1596, being a mort- 
gage for £40 from John ap Rotherch ap Owen of Machenlleth, 
CO. Montgomery, gent., to Eewis ap Jenkin of Machenlleth, 
yeoman, of a messuage, then occupied by the said John ap 
Rotherch, in a street called Stryt y maen gwynn ahas Stryi 
Gwyr Keveiliog, in the town or borough of Machenlleth afore- 
said. Witnesses : David Pughe ; Eewis Thomas ; John 
Swayn ; Edward Prichard ; Richard David ; Henry David 
Powell ap John ; Maurice Thomas, clerk, {scriptor of the 
present deed.) Latin. 

D.D. 481. Grant, dated 3 Feb. 1596-7, from Gruffith 
ap David ap leuan ap Meredith of Tretherwen Meibion Gwn- 
was, CO. Montgomery, yeoman, to his son leuan ap Gruffith, 
of all his lands in the said township of Tretherwen, etc. 
Witnesses : Edward I^loyd ; Owen Edwardes ; Roger Lloyd ; 
leuan ap David. Latin. 



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D.D. 482. Indenture, dated 12 May 1597, being a 
mortgage for £80 from Robert Thomas of Dolwen, co. Mont- 
gomery, yeoman, and Rice ap Robert, his son and heir, to 
Evan Edwards, vicar of I,lansanffraid, of the premises de- 
scribed in D.D. 477 above. Witnesses : Edward Tannatt ; 
Richard ap David ap WilHam of Carreckova ; Meredith ap 
Edward ; Edward ap Howell ; Robert ap John alias I^loid ; 
Reginald ap John ; Gruffith Lloyd, scriptor. Latin. 

D.D. 483. Bond, dated 12 May 1597, in the penalty of 
;^i6o, by Robert ap Thomas of Dolwen, co. Montgomery, 
and Rice ap Robert, his son and heir, to Evan Edwards, vicar 
of lylansanffraid, for quiet enjoyment by said Evan Edwards 
of the property specified in an indenture (D.D. 482 above), 
bearing even date with this bond. 

D.D. 484. Indenture, dated 22 July, 1597, being a 
lease for twenty-one years at the yearly rent of los. from 
Gruflfith ap David ap leuan ap Meredith of Tretherwen 
Vybyon Gwnwas, co. Montgomery, yeoman, to leuan ap 
Gruffith, his son and heir apparent, of seven messuages, 100 
acres of land, 50 acres of meadow, 80 acres of pasture, and 
10 acres of wood, being the late hereditaments of leuan ap 
Meredith ap David lloyd (grandfather of said Gruffith), 
situate in the several townships of Rheteskyn, Combe, and 
Gyngrogge, co. Montgomery, in the several tenures of leuan 
ap lylewelyn ap Meredith, John ap Elewelyn ap Meredith, 
Humfrey ap Llewelyn ap Meredeth, Gruffith ap Llewelyn 
ap Meredeth alias Griffith Yanga, Jasper Gruffith, John 
Mytton, Robert ap Lewes, David Lloyd, draper, and Oliver 
Lloyd. Witnesses : Roger Lloyd ; Rondle Howells ; William 
ap Thomas ; John Gruffith. 

D.D. 485. Counterpart of D.D. 484 above. 

D.D. 486. Indenture, dated 4 Aug. 1597, being a mort- 
gage for £10, from John ap Llewelyn of Teeryminich, co. 
Montgomery, gent., and Thomas ap John, his son and heir, 
to Edward Taylor, son of Richard Taylor of the town of Salop, 
mercer, of a parcel of 4 acres of pasture land in the township 
of Teeryminich, lying in a wood called Y goleygoed, between 
the land of Griffith Yanga ap Gruffith ap Meredith (now in 
the tenure of John Meole and Florence, late wife of Foulke 
Lloid) on the one side, and a road called Y lane leading from 
a place there called Y were towards Gwerne veley on the other 
side, and stretching in length from the said John ap Llewelyn's 
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{caput) to the other {caput), which premises are in the occu- 
pation of the aforesaid Thomas ap John. Witnesses : Robert 
WilHams ; Thomas Poole ; Evan Poole. Latin. 

D.D. 487. Release, dated 16 Aug. 1597, by Rice ap 
Robert ap Thomas of Dolwen, co. Montgomery, yeoman, 
to Evan Edwards, clerk, vicar of Llansanffraid, of the pre- 
mises described in D.D. 477 above. The following additional 
particulars are given of the pieces of arable land lying in the 
common field of Maes uwch y Ian, to wit, (i) Yr erow uwch law'r 
ffordd (2 acres), extending in breadth from the land of John 
Owen Vaughan, esq., to the ro^'al highway there ; (2) 5 selions 
of land lying between the glebe lands there ; (3) Yr erow hir 
(2 acres) extending in breadth from the land of David ap 
Llewelyn to the land of William ap I^ewes ; (4) 3 seHons of 
land lying between the glebe land and the land of Howell 
ap Edward ; (5) 2 selions of land lying between the glebe 
land and the land of John Owen Vaughan, esq. Witnesses : 
Thomas Lloyd, Hugh Lloyd, Richard ap Thomas ap David, 
and Nicholas ap David : all of Domgay ; Grufiith Lloyd. 
Latin. 

D.D. 488. Release, dated 8 May 1605, by Mathew ap 
leuan ap Hugh of Newtown, co. Montgomery, yeoman, to 
Mathew Prj'ce of Llanidloes, in the same county, gent., of all 
his tenements in Llanllocha5-arne. Witnesses : Rees ap David, 
Maurice ap David ; Maurice Jones ; John Davies ; Thomas 
Edwardes ; Arthur Vaughan, scriptor. Latin. 

D.D. 489. Release, dated 9 Jan., 1608-9, by Thomas 
ap R3malde of Dolwen, co. Montgomery, yeoman, and Mary 
his wife (late wife of Rice ap Robert deceased), to Evan Ed- 
wards, clerk, of the following parcels of land : Yr erow 
benallt (6 acres) in the township of Melyniog Vechan, co. 
Montgomery ; Yr erow bant (3 acres) ; Gwirgloth pen y bryn 
(2 acres) ; Y gerddi (2 acres) ; four parcels in the common 
field Maes uwch y llan, called Yr erow uwch law'r ffordd, 
5 selions, Yr erw hir, 3 seHons. Consideration, £6. Wit- 
nesses : Robert ap John, Velynidd ; Edward ap leuan ; 
Morice ap Edward ; leuan ap David ; Robert ap John Lloid ; 
Thomas Rogers, scriptor. {Cf. D.D. 477 and 487 above), 
Latin. 

D.D. 490, Bond, dated 9 Jan. 1608-9, in the penalty 
of £40, by Thomas ap Rynalde of Dolwen, co. Montg., yeoman, 
and Mary his wife, Adam Lloyd of Lloyntydmon, co. Salop, 
gent., and John IMores of Crickieth, co. Salop, to Evan Ed- 



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wardes, clerk, for quiet enjoyment by said Evan Edwardes 
of the premises conveyed by indenture bearing even date 
with the bond. (D.D. 489 q.v. for witnesses). 

D.D. 491. Release, dated 27 March 1609, by David 
ap Gruffith of Tredderwen Meibion Gonwas, co. Montgomery, 
yeoman, to Evan ap Gruffith ap David of Tredderwen, gent., 
of three acres of land, called Yr erowe vedowe, in the 
township of Tredderwen aforesaid. Consideration, ;^i6 los. 
Witnesses : William Davies ; Griffith ap Jeffrey ; Hugh ap 
William ; Gruffith ap John ap Mores ; Evan Poole ; Richard 
ap Richard ; Edward ap Jeffrey. Latin. 

D.D. 492. Memorandum, dated 13 Oct. 1609, ^^^^ 
Reese Griffen of the parish of ffelthlog, co. Denbigh, yeoman, 
took possession of a house called by the sign of The Griffen, 
in thold baily without Ludgate, lyondon, which house is in the 
occupation of William Burrall, girdler, and gave the peace- 
able possession of the fee simple of the same house to his 
brother Edward Griffen of Ivondon, stationer. Witnesses : 
Mathew ffox ; John Markes ; Jerrome Winckell ; Richard 
Cocloughe ; Peter Hughes. 

D.D. 493. Exemplification, dated Newtown, 15 July 
1615, of a final concord in a fine dated Welshpool, 19 July 
1613, between Edward Langeford, plaintiff, and William 
Vavasour, gent., Elizabeth, his wife, and Richard Vavasour, 
their son, defendants, touching one messuage, 50 acres of land, 
16 acres of meadow land, 40 acres of pasture, 4 acres of wood, 
and 20 acres of furze and heath in Hendidley. [Seal now 
pendant]. Latin. 

D.D. 494. Power of Attorney, dated 17 August 1616, 
to Thomas Prichard, on the behalf of Godwin, bishop of 
Elandaff, to enter into four acres of meadow land (specified 
in a certain indenture, now missing, made between the said 
bishop and one Evan I^ewes and Alice his wife, and their son 
Henry), and deliver the same to said Evan Eewes. Latin. 

D.D. 495. Release, dated 19 Mar. 1620-1, by ffrancis 
Roberts of Tyddyn Preed, co. Montgomery, gent., to Anna 
I^loyd of the same place, widow, of one acre of land in Tyddin 
preed, in a certain meadow there called Gwyrglodd yr heligg 
in the possession of the said Anna Eloyd. Consideration, ^^17. 
Witnesses : Francis Davies ; David Evans ; Roger Thomas, 
clerk ; John Evans ; Rhiwallon Vaughan. Latin. 



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D.D. 496. Writ, dated 28 Sept. 1622, directed to the 
sheriff of Montgomer}', commanding Rowland Pughe, esq., 
to keep his agreement with Morgan Gwyn in regard to pro- 
perty in Gb'nkairig, Nothva, Llanorin, and Llanvechan. Latin. 

D.D. 497. Indenture, dated 27 July 1623, being a dis- 
charge by Gruffith Tanat of lylansanffraid in Mechen, co. 
Montgomery, M.A., to Edward Powell of Melyniog Vechan, 
in the same county, gent., of two mortgages on two parcels of 
land called Y weirglodd yn y kaey yn y koed, and Y weirglodd 
gron yn y kaey yn koed and a close (8 acres) called Kaeii yn y 
koid in Melyniog Vechan. Said Gruffith Tanat covenants 
for further assurances by himself and his wife Elinor, if re- 
quired. Witnesses : Ro. Tanat ; Daniel Edwards ; Edward 
Tanat ; David ap Edward ; Thomas Huntbache. 

D.D. 498. Grant, dated 24 Feb. 1623-4, bv Richard 
Phillippes of the town of Caersowes, in the parish of Llan- 
wonocke, co. Montgomery, to David Blayney of Maesmawr, 
in the parish of Llandynam, in the same county, of the fee 
simple of a burgage in the town of Caersowes, called Y ty ar 
y greene, in the tenure of George Phillippes. Consideration : 
a sum of money. Witnesses : John Williams ; George PhU- 
lipps ; and others {names indistinct). Latin. 

D.D. 499. Indenture, dated 30 Nov. 1625, being a 
mortgage for ^15 ids. from John Roberts of Melverley, co. 
Salop, gent., to Evan ap Gruffith ap David of Tretherwen 
Meibion Gwnwas, co. Montgomery, of 3 acres of land in the 
township of Tretherwen in the said county, in a certain com- 
mon field (campus) called Mays glan heley and Dryllie yr 
moche. Witnesses : John Beynon ; Hugh Rogers ; William 
Ambler ; Robert ap leuan ap Owen ; William TDavide ; Evan 
Gruffith. Latin. 

D.D. 500. Indenture, dated 31 Jan. 1628-9, whereby 
Edward Powell of Melyniog Vechan, gent., David Powell 
(son and heir-apparent of the said Edward Powell), Dorithie 
Lewis of Dolwen, widow, and John Lewis, "of Dolwen afore- 
said, gent., all in co. Montgomery, grant tolD any ell'5Ed wards 
of Llansanf rayd, co. Montgomery, gent. , two several pastures 
in^Melyniog Vechan called Llety y gynnenn and Erwprenteg, 
in^the tenure of the said Danyell Edwards. Consideration, 
5^40. Witnesses : Reinald ap Robert ; David Mauddox ; 
John Smyth ; George Perch ; ffoulke Price ; "Robert Lloyd ; 
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D.D. 501. Indenture, dated 9 June 1628, whereby 
Edward Powell of Melyniog Vechan, co. Montgomery, gent., 
and Katherine his wife, and his son David Powell, grant to 
GrufBth ap David of the same place, the fee simple of 3 parcels 
of arable land (3 acres) in a field called Maes nch Ian, in Melyn- 
iog Vechan aforesaid, respectively called Erw yr gareg, Taleth y 
maes, and Yr env ver. Consideration, £6. Witnesses : David 
ap Morgan ; William ap Rynald ; Oliver Lloyd ; Charles 
Whitfield ; Robert ap John ; Roger Gr>'ffis. 

D.D. 502. Indentltre, dated 20 July, 1634, being a 
lease from Somersett ffoxe of Caynham, co. Salop, esq., and 
his wife Anne, to Michael Middleton of Bachaithlon, co. Mont- 
gomery, of the messuage occupied by Mathew Watkin in 
Clothie and Trerllan, co. Montgomery, for the lives of said 
Michaell Middleton and his daughters Anne Middleton and 
OUve Middleton, after the termination of a lease, dated 2 Sept. 
1599, granted by Sir Edward ffoxe, knt., deceased, (described 
as Edward ffoxe of I^udlow, Salop, esq.) the late father of 
said Somersett ffoxe, for the Uves of Watkin ap Rees and 
Joyce his wife, and their son Mathew Watkin. Yearly rent, 
£3 6s. 8d., two capons at Xmas, and a present of the best 
beast upon the death of each principal tenant. Consideration, 
£65. Witnesses : John Haughton (?) ; Charles Morgan ; 
William Carpender. 

D.D. 503. Indenture, dated 20 May, 1636, being a 
lease from the Right Hon. Edward Lord Herbert, Baron of 
Chirbury, to I^odowicke Lewes of Dethieneth, in the parish 
of Llandynam, co. Montgomery, gent., of two messuages called 
y ty yn pen rith Ran, and Y ty ar llan colledan, in the town- 
ship of Dethieneth aforesaid for the lives of Morris Lewes, 
Lodowicke Lewes and David Lewes, the sons of said Lodowicke 
Lewes. Yearly rent, £4, two fat geese at Christmas, two 
couples of fat capons at Easter, and half a dozen fat chickens 
at Pentecost. Witnesses : Roger Myller ; Ro. Griffith ; James 
Holmes (servant to Roger Miller). 

D.D. 504. Indenture, dated 3 Mar. 1634-5, whereby 
Walter Woolaston of Busshops Castle, co. Salop, gent., and 
Anne his wife, grant to Richard Phillippes of Ludlow, gent., 
the fee simple of a messuage in co. Montgomery, called 
The house near the black lane, and parcels of land called 
Y werne vach (2 acres) ; Y kay lloyd (5 acres) ; Kemlett's 
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(i acre). Consideration, /32. Witnesses : Henry Tomson 
Katherine Tomson ; — Baxter ; Nathaniel Macklen . . . 
Richard Pugh ; John ap Evan ; Sarah I^ewis, spinster 
Samuel Bowen. 

D.D. 505. Indenture, dated 24 July 1640, whereby 
Richard Pryseof Gogerthan, co. Cardigan, esq., covenants that 
in the event of the non-payment bj'- him to John Wittewrongle 
and others, of Rothamsted, co. Herts., on 26 Nov. then next 
ensuing, of £882, secured by a mortgage for a term of 99 years, 
dated 13 Feb. 1639-40, of the lordship of Llanbadarn fawr 
and of ^614 secured by a mortgage, dated 23 July 1640, on 
{inter alia) the messuage called The Lodge, he will ratify and 
confirm all the property included in the said mortgages to 
the use of said John Wittewrongle, John Jones and William 
Hewson. Witnesses : Peter Phesaunt ; Robert Heyhoe ; 
George ]\Iills. 

D.D. 506. Indenture, dated 21 Sept. 1646, whereby 
John Cadwallader of Keven coch, co. Montgomery, gent,, 
and William John, his son and heir, (in consideration of a 
marriage already solemnized between the said William John 
and Elizabeth his wife and of her large marriage portion 
bestowed by her father Edward Price, gent.) , grant to Rudderch 
John Thomas of Pennant, gent., and Gerrard Price of Garth- 
gelynyn vawre, in the said county, the following property in 
Kevencoch aforesaid to certain uses : — Y tyddyn ucha alias 
Y ty yn y kelyn,' a garden, several parcels of land called Keven 
y dderwen, Erw y gamdda, Erw ganol, Gwayth y gwr coch, 
Erw nessa ir ty, Y hiiarth, Dryll r yair, Y werne hant ; also the 
dowers of Elizabeth and I^owry (mother and wife respectively 
of said John Cadwallader) and of Elizabeth (wife of said 
William John) in the said premises. Witnesses : David 
Ivloyd Jeffrey ; Margarett Morris ; David John Thomas ; 
Jane verch John ; Robert Evans. 

D.D. 507. Indenture, dated 24 Oct. 1646, being a 
mortgage for £300 from Edward Pugh of Rheteskin, co. 
Montgomery, and Elizabeth his wife, to Elizabeth Hotchkys 
of Shrewsbury, of the following property : — a messuage with 
parcels of land called The §ronte, Gwerglodd vache, Kay dyder, 
Kay madock, Kay gwyn, Kay rige, Kay wrthe y skybor, 
Pulgh elighe, Ddole vache, Dole game, Gwyrglodd dane y tee, 
all in Pen Wyn Vechan, co. Montgomery ; also parcels of 
of land called Mayse ycha, Werglodd vaudr, Pen y kay gwer- 



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f^lodd in Rheteskyn aforesaid. Witnesses : Thomas Faw- 
koner ; Edward Grinsell ; John Grinsell ; Richard Treves ; 
Henry Bennet. 

D.D. 508. Indenture, dated 2 Dec. 1646, whereby 
Anne ffox, widow of vSomersett ffox the elder, of Caynham, 
CO. Salop, esq., J^omersett ffox, esq., and Richard ffox, gent., 
both of Cavnliam (eldest and second son respectively of said 
vSomersett ffox the elder), Anne ffox, of Cavnham (daughter 
of said vSomersett flfox the elder), John Thynn of London, 
Richard Oakeley of Oaklev, co. Salop, William Morgan of 
Hurst, in the parish of Lvdney, co. Gloucester, and Sampson 
Bentall of Wellen, co. Worcester, gent., grant to Richard 
Herbert of Llw>myerwarth,. co. Cardigan, gent., the capital 
messuage, etc., called Dolvorgan, in the occupation of Oliver 
Herbert, gent., father of the said Richard Herbert, parcels of 
land called Bryn s^wyney, in the possession of the said Oliver 
Herbert and heretofore of David Jones ; and the messuage 
wherein William ap Humfrey lately dwelled, and now fallen 
into decay, all of which premises are in the parish of Kerry, 
CO. Montgomery, but are subject to a lease of the said pre- 
mises for 99 years, granted by Somersett ffox the elder, 
deceased, and Anne his then wife, to said Oliver Herbert. 
Consideration, /300 less 50s. Witnesses : Rudulph Barbour ; 
Richard Humffrey of Trerllan ; Thomas Moris of Trerllan ; 
Augustinn ap Richard ; Thomas Spencer ; Richard Jones ; 
Richard Heylyn ; — Roberts ; William Griffith ; Phillipp 
Mores ; Evan Phillip ; Richard Herbert ; Thomas Herbert ; 
B. Thompson ; — Herbert. 

D.D. 509. Indenture, dated 11 May 1648, whereby 
Richard PhilHpps of Liidlow, co. Salop, gent., grants to Simon 
Edwards of the Lea, co. Salop, and Peter Wood of the Black 
Abbey, co. Salop, the fee simple of a messuage, etc., in 'Hurd- 
ley, CO. Montgomery, described in D.D. 504 above (but 
subject"to a lease granted by Walter Woolaston to Richard 
Pugh the elder and Bettrich his wife, for their lives) to the use 
of said Richard PhilHpps for his life, with remainder to his 
sons, with similar remainders to his brothers, John Phillipps 
and Thomas Phillipps and to Katherine wife of Henry Tomp- 
son, and sister of the father of said Richard Phillipps. Wit- 
nesses : Solomon Bowen ; Samuel Biggs ; John Jones ; John 
Poole ; and one other (name indistinct). 

D.D. 510. Indenture, dated 30 May 1648, whereby 
Anne ffox of Caynham, co. Salop, widow, and 'others (as 
specified in D.D. 508 above), grant to ;Richard Herbert of 



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lylwyn lerwerth, co. Cardigan, gent., the fee simple of the 
messuage wherein Owen Owens and Mauld Geathyn, widow, 
dwell, in the township of Cloddie in the parish of Kerry, co. 
IMontgomery. Consideration £n-0. Witnesses : Michaell 
Middleton ; William Griffith ; Thomas Smyth alias Carnar- 
von, vinter at Mr. Harford ; WiUiam Adams, apprentice 
at Mr. Harford ; Evan PhilUpes ; OHve fioxe ; Margaret 
Foxe ; Edward Davis ; William Russe ; Thomas Morris ; 
WiUiam Bushop ; William Griffith ; Richard Herbert ; — 
Herbert ; Thomas Herbert ; B. Thompson. 

D.D. 511. Indenture, dated 13 Dec. 1648, whereby 
(in consideration of a marriage already solemnized between 
Richard Parry, son and heir of HumfErey Parry of Poole, 
CO. Montgomery, gent., and Jane, daughter of John Williams 
of lylandrinio in the same county, gent., and of £130, her 
marriage portion), the said Humffrey Parry and Richard 
Parry grant to Edward Penryn of lylandrinio, gent., and 
Thomas Davies of Kenhuiva in the said county, gent., a capital 
messuage in the town of Poole, and all other property of the 
said grantors in Welshtoune, Gyngroge Vechan and Hope, 
on certain trusts mentioned. Witnesses : Peter Jones ; 
Thomas Parry ; Humffrey Watkin ; B. Edwards ; Bennett 
lyloyd. 

D.D. 512. Indenture, dated i August 1652, whereby 
Anne ffox and others (as specified in D.D. 508), grant to 
Wilham Pugh of Kilroith, co. Montgomery, gent., the fee 
simple of a messuage occupied by one David James, in the 
township of Kilroyth in the parish of Kerry, and i| acres 
of land in the occupation of the said WiUiam Pugh adjoining 
a parcel of land called Maes y deynant, lately held by one 
Edward Bushop deceased. Consideration, ;£io5. Witnesses : 
Richard Jones ; WiUiam Bushoppe ; Edward Whittingham ; 
Samson Robins ; — King ; Thomas Crumpe ; Evan Phil- 
lipes ; Oliver Herbert. 

D.D. 513. Indenture, dated i June 1654, being an 
assignment by Sir John Merricke, of Moulton, co. Pembroke, 
knt., to the Right Hon. Richard, Earle of Carbery, of a lease 
(granted on 8 Aug. 1640, by WiUiam Beeley,B.D., Archdeacon 
of Carmarthen and Prebendary of I^lanryan ; for the lives 
of the Hon. Francis lyord Vaughan John Vaughan, esq., 
second son of said Right Hon. Richard Earle of Carbery, and 
Essex Merricke, son and heir apparent of said Sir John Mer- 
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then, called the Archdeacon's Parkes, also that island belonging 
to the said Archdeaconry. Witnesses : Conor Piatt ; Edward 
ffowk ; Thomas Lilly ; John BiUiald. 

D.D. 514. Indenture, dated 20 May 1659, whereby 
Daniell Edwards of Llansanffraid, co. Montgomery, gent., 
demises to Richard Gruffith of Chirke Castle, co. Denbigh, 
several parcels of land in Melyniog Vechan and Llansanffraid, 
called Kae y frenteg, Lleitilrgynnen, Y kae yn y coed, Gweir- 
glodd kae yn y coed, Y wernevawr, and Kaier meilir, for 14 
years, if the said Richard Gryffith and his brothers, Hum- 
phrey Gruffith, Thomas Gruffith, Hugh Gruffith, and John 
Gruffith, and his nephews John Humphrey and Nicholas 
Humphrey should so long live. Yearly rent, one pepper 
corn. Consideration, /50. Witnesses : Richard Lloyd ; 
Edward Evans ; John Hayman ; John Thomas ; HumfErey 
Gruffith ; Hugh Gruffith ; Edward Williams. 

D.D. 515. Indentltie, dated 29 July 1659, whereby 
Richard Garbett of Cletterwood, co. Montgomery, gent, grants 
to Lewis ap John of the town of Pool, co. Montgomery, the fee 
simple of two messuages in the said town, lying in breadth 
from The Church Lane on the one side, to the late house of 
Humffrey Piers Reignald on the other side, and in length 
between the late house of John ap Thomas of Bushopps 
Castle, and the town hall of the town of Pool. A yearly rent 
of 13s. 4d. is reserved. Witnesses : John Peirs ; David Wil- 
liams ; — Griffithes ; and others (names indistinct). 

D.D. 516. Indenture, dated 10 Oct. 1661, whereby 
John Scale of Welshpool, co. Montgomery, apothecary, and 
Margaret his wife, grant to Richard Garbett of the parish of 
Buttington, co. Montgomery, gent., the fee simple of a messu- 
age in Welshpool, to the use of said Margaret Scale, for her 
life, with remainder to Theophilus Porter of the parish of 
Kerry, co. Montgomery, gent., in fee simple. [This deed is 
neither signed nor sealed]. 

D.D. 517. Indenture, dated 10 June 1662, being^ a 
mortgage for £100 from Morgan Powell, late of Maesmaur, in 
the parish of Llandinam, co. Montgomery, and now of the 
city of London, gent., Mathew Powell, gent., and David Powell 
esq., both of Maesmaur aforesaid, to George Hodson of Lea, 
in the parish of Bishopcastle, co. Salop, gent., of a messuage 
called Tythyn caledau wherein Hugh John now dwelleth, in 
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Montgomen^ Witnesses : William Morgan ; Thomas Davies ; 
Richard Bowen ; Thomas Hodson ; Richard Swancott ; Evan 
Evans ; Richard Bowen ; John Davies, senior. Memorandum 
endorsed, dated 11 Jan. 1676-7, that Joyce Symonds 
of Tregynen, co. Montgomery, widow, had, in consideration, 
of :^ioo, released all her interest in the said premises to the 
said George Hudson. 

D.D. 518. Indenture, dated 27 April 1667, being a 
mortgage for £4^ to Mathew Gittins of Newtown, co. Mont- 
gomery, tanner, from John Howell and ]\Iary his wife, and 
William Howell, butcher, son and heir of said John Howell, 
of the same place, of the following property : — The messuage 
now inhabited by the said Mary Howell ; the messuage, shop 
and hempbutts thereunto adjoyning, occupied bv Catherine 
Jones, widow ; a parcel of land (3 acres) at St. Giles, called 
Y das in dyffrin llanvair adjoining the river Severn there on 
one side and the highway there leading from Newtowne to 
Salop, in the occupation of Edward Williams and situate in 
Dyffryn Llanvair in the parish of Newtown aforesaid ; a 
meadow called Errow fach yr hafod (2 acres) in the tenure of 
James Wilhams ; a parcel of land called Yr errow fach yng- 
hloes Spragg (one acre) in the occupation of William Howell ; 
a parcel of land (3 acres) called Pen y gloddfa, in the occu- 
pation of Watkin Lewis ; all which three parcels aforesaid are 
in the township of Hendidley in the parish of lylanllwchaiarn. 
Witnesses : Francis Reynallt ; Benjamin Jones ; Da\dd 
Powell ; Edward Williams ; Edward James ; John Rice ; 
William Powell, scriptor. 

D.D. 519. Indenture, dated 11 Oct. 1669, whereby 
Richard Wiseman, citizen and surgeon of London, covenants 
with Matthew Powell of Aram, co. Nottingham and Morgan 
Powell of London, gentn., that a mortgage for £150 los. given 
by them on 4 Oct. 1669, of a messuage in the township of 
Gwenerine, in the parish of Llandinam, co. Montgomery, 
and also a judgment against the said Matthew and Morgan 
Powell for /300 shall be void on payment of ;^I50 on 4 Oct. 
1670 to said Richard Wiseman. Witnesses : John Pecke ; 
John Sayes ; Thomas Armore, servant to ffrancis Coffyn, 
senior. 

D.D. 520. Writ, dated Westminster, 12 Feb. 1677-8, 
directed to the Sheriff of Cardigan, to put William Morris, 
in possession of 30 messuages, 300 acres of land, 300 acres of 
meadow, 800 acres of pasture, and 200 acres of wood in 

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lylanbadarne Vawre, Llanvihangell Generglyn, Llanginvelyn, 
Kunnull, Castle Gwallter, Skybor y Koyd, Dyffryn Clarrach, 
Brenyn Bywell, Henllys, Knyll Mawr, Colan Maesmore and 
Elyrch, which Baventius Colly er had on 2 Oct. 1675, demised 
to said WilUam Morris for 5 years and from which Thomas 
Price, bart., had ejected him. 

D.D. 521. Writ, directed to John Herbert and his wife 
Elizabeth, dated Westminster, 26 Aug. 1676, enjoining the 
performance of a decree of the High Court of Chancery in the 
suit of Elizabeth Powell (relict of John Powell), plaintiff, v. 
John Herbert and Elizabeth his wife, Evan Phillipps and 
William Herbert, defendants, in respect of the plaintiff's 
jointure out of messuages and lands in Trewithen, co. Mont- 
gomery. 

D.D. 522. Indenture, dated 4 Mar. 1679-80, being a 
grant in fee simple from John Vaughan of lylansanfraid, 
CO. Montgomery, gent., and William Lloyd of ffynnant in 
the same county, to Edward Owen of Oswestry, gent., and 
Katherine his wife (sole sister and heir of Robert Meredith 
deceased), to Edward Owen of Oswestry, co. Salop, gent., 
of half an acre of meadow ground in Llansanfraid aforesaid 
called Kae milir, in the possession of Daniell Edwards, gent. 
Consideration, 32s. 6d. Witnesses : Richard Payne ; Rees 
Lewis ; Margaret Payne. 

D.D. 523. Indenture, dated 14 April 1681, whereby 
(after reciting that Daniell Edwards of Llansanfraid, co. Mont- 
gomery, gent., and Elizabeth his wife, Edward Evans of 
Oswestry, co. Salop, gent., and Elinor his wife, on 26 Aug. 1665, 
granted, inter alia, four messuages etc., in Llansanfraid afore- 
said and Melyniog Vechan, co. Montgomery, to Roger Evans 
of Trevelech, co. Salop, esq., and Richard Evans of Oswestry, 
gent., to the use of said Daniell Edwards and Elizabeth his 
wife, for their Uves with remainder to said Roger Evans and 
Richard Evans for three years on trust to raise £100 for John 
Evans, the younger son of said Edward and Eleanor Evans, 
with remainder to said Edward and Eleanor Evans) the said 
Roger Evans (surviving trustee of the term) assigns the residue 
of the said term of three years to Edward Owen of Oswestry, 
gent., upon the trusts above-mentioned. Witnesses : Thomas 
Bawdewin ; Richard Salter ; Charles Bawdewin. 

r^ D.D. 524. Indenture, dated 2 July 1681, being a 
mortgage for ;fioo from Evan Mathews of Keven y Mynich, 
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Herbert of Cwmyddalva, in the same county, esq., of a parcel 
of pasture and woodland called Llwin Meirick, a parcel called 
Llwin enw yr hoydy, a parcel of meadow called Errw yr boydy, 
a parcel of pasture called Caer-du, a parcel of meadow called 
Weirglodd issa, a parcel of pasture called Errw ponog, and a 
parcel of meadow called Weirglodd ganol, lying between the 
lands of said Evan Mathews and Thomas Evans, in the town- 
ships of Brjnllowarch and Kevenymynech in the said parish 
of Kerry. Witnesses : R. Stedman ; Robert Jones ; Evan 
Mathewe ; Evan Jones. 

D.D. 525. I^EASE FOR Six Months, dated 3 May 1670, 
from Morgan Davies of Llangadvan, co. Montgomery, gent., 
to WiUiam Evans of the same place, taylor, of a messuage in 
Llangadvan aforesaid, called Tythyn y kae yn y mynydd, also 
two three-peny taskes of hay, lately purchased by David 
Morgan (father of said Morgan Davies) from Rees ap Hugh, 
whereof one hes above the said messuage, and the other 
beneath the garden thereof ; also parcels of land called 
Gwerne Howell issa, Gwerne Howell ycha, Treginon and 
Llwyne Howell, aU in Llangadvan aforesaid. Consideration, 
5s. Witnesses : Jo. Lloyd ; Rees Lloyd. 

D.D. 526. Indenture, dated 27 April 1688, whereby 
Edward Powell of the parish of Kellham, co. Notts., gent., 
and Mabell Powell, spinster, his sister, demise to John Reade 
of Penrythlan in the parish of Llandinam, co. Montgomery, 
gent., the following property for six months, to the intent 
that a recovery may be suffered to enure to the use of said 
John Reade in fee simple : — Five messuages in the township 
of Llandinam, in the occupations of David Kinsey, Frances 
Wihiams, Thomas Morgan, Katherine Simons and John Owen ; 
a cottage in Gwinerin in the aforesaid parish in the occupation 
of Samuel Price, and a meadow in Gwinerin called Kaybrowne. 
Consideration, ;^335. Witnesses : John Wingfield ; Charles 
Lewes ; Henry Twentiman. 

D.D. 527. Lease for Six Months, dated 15 Aug. 1688, 
from Edward Powell of the parish of Kelham, co. Notts., 
gent, (heir of David Powell, late of Maesmaur, co. Mont- 
gomery, gent.) to John Reade of Llandinam, co. Montgomery, 
gent., ojf three messuages, etc., in the township of Dythyenith, 
CO. Montgomery, caUed Tythen culloden, Noyoth dee, and Y ty 
yn utra. Witnesses : Arthur Tonge ; Edward Tonge ; T. 
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D.D. 528. lyEASE FOR a Year, dated i6 Nov. 1688, (so 
that a grant by release might be made), from Evan Mathewes 
of Keven y Mynich, in the parish of Kerry, gent., to John 
Bishop of Rhiwgoch, in the parish of Montgomery, gent., of 
the following property : — Evan Mathewes' messuage, etc., 
called Cwm y ddalva issa ; a parcel of land called Y kae othar 
y ty (8 acres), near to the aforesaid messuage and adjoining 
the lands of Richard Herbert, esq., on the S.E. and S.W. 
parts thereof and lying on both sides of the way leading from 
the house of the said Richard to Kerry Church ; also a parcel 
of woody ground called The Coppy (5 acres), adjoining the last 
mentioned parcel of land on the east side, and a parcel of 
woody ground belonging to the said Richard Herbert on the 
south side, all which premises are in the township of Keven- 
ymynich aforesaid. Witnesses : John Collins, clerk ; Richard 
Bushoppe ; John Buxton ; Evan Jones. 

D.D. 529. Eease for Six Months, dated 9 Mar. 
1689-90, from Edward Eeighton of Wattlesborough, co. 
Salop, esq., to Thomas Biggs of Salop, draper, of two messuages 
in Hurdley and Simons Castle within the manor of Halceler, 
CO. Montgomery, now in the tenure of the said Edward 
Eeighton, and heretofore of Peter Yong. Witnesses : J. Rey- 
nolds ; Richard Wilson ; Humphrey Shirwynn (?). 

D.D. 530. Indenture, dated 2 Nov. 1689, being a 
mortgage for /200 from John Reade of Penrythlin in the 
parish of lylandynham, co. Montgomery, gent., to John ffelton 
of the town of Salop, brazier, of five messuages in the town- 
ship of lylandynham, a cottage and a meadow, called Kaie 
Browne, in the township of Gwynerin, and a pew in the chancel 
of the parish church of Elandynham. [This deed is neither 
signed nor sealed]. 

D.D. 531. Probate of the WiIvI., dated i June 1694, 
of Henry WiUiams of Usk, co. Monmouth, gent. Real pro- 
perty comprised, the messuage occupied by himself, a house 
lately purchased of one George Morgan, situate in the town 
of Uske in a street there called Forth Came Street, two parcels 
of land in Glasgoed called Cairbrin, several cottages in Laneii^ 
Pont Moyle, Glasgoed, and Eanbadock, holden by him from 
The Right Hon. the Earl of Pembroke. Bequests include 
sixpence towards the reparation of the Cathedral Church of 
lylandafi, and one shilling to the Vicar of Uske and Eanba- 
docke " for my forgotten and withdrawn tithes." Testator 
mentions : — My wife Frances ; my sons John Williams, Henry 



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Williams and Edward Williams ; and my brother Charles 
Jones. Witnesses : Charles Jones ; Joseph Wheeler ; John 
Kinsey. 

D.D. 532. Articles of Agreement, dated 31 Oct. 
1694, being a settlement prior to the marriage of Edward 
Edwards of the town of Montgomery, tanner, to Mary Pryce 
of Keven y Mynach, in the parish of Kerry, spinster (one of 
the daughters of Bridget Pryce of Montgomery), whereby 
the said Bridget Pryce agrees to pay to said Edward Edwards 
/loo as a marriage portion for the said Mary, and also the 
proceeds from the sale of a messuage called Cribbin mawr 
m the parish of Kerry and in the tenure of John Pryce, taylor, 
which descended to the said Mar}^ by the death of her nephew 
Hugh Pryce. The said Edward Edwards agrees to settle the 
following property to the use of himself and his intended wife 
for their hves, with remainder to their issue : — Messuages 
called Tuy ynghelewent, wherein John David ap Howell lately 
dwelled, in the township of Crigbythar, co. Radnor, and Y tuy 
yn y kef en derw, otherwise Y tuy yn y brin, and a house called 
y tuy ymhwll tanrheg, wherein Griffith ap John lately dwelled 
all being now in the tenure of John WUcocke ; a messuage in 
the tenure of Howell Jones and Edward Williams, in the 
township of Treyrllan, in the parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery ; 
also a parcel of land caUed Cae squire, containing 5 acres in 
the parish of Kerry, and adjoining, on the south side of the 
said parcel, to a httle common called Penylan in Treyrllan. 
Witnesses : Maurice Lloyd ; Harry OUver of Montgomery ; 
Evan Jones. 

D.D. 533. Indenture, dated 30 Nov. 1697, being a 
settlement after the marriage of Richard Blakeway of Wem, 
CO. Salop, to Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters of John 
Coats of Woodcut, esq., whereby the said Richard Blakeway 
in consideration of ;{700 (bequeathed to said Elizabeth by the 
will, dated 11 Nov. 1696, of her father) grants to Charles 
Coats of Woodcut, co. Salop, esq., and Sir Robert Atkins, 
jimior, of Pinbury Parke, co. Gloucester, knt., the following 
property on trust for said Richard Blakeway for his life, 
with remainders [inter alia) to the issue of the said marriage : — 
A messuage called Ty John ap Hugh ap David, ; a messuage 
lately occupied by WiUiam Bray ; two acres of land near some 
poor ground called Badnech in Woolstandmynd ; tenements 
late belonging to Edward Purcel of Nantcribba, and divers 
other tenements in Woolstandmind, Baldnes, and Trelaston, 
CO. Montgomery. Witnesses : Thomas Pryce ; Richard Jebb ; 
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D.D. 534. Grant, dated 8 Feb. 1519-20 by Master 
Richard Pedegrew, chaplain, son and heir of WilUam Pede- 
grew, a burgess of Glasgow, to Gawen Hamilton, of all his 
lands (specified) in the City of Glasgow. Consideration : a 
certain sum of money. Witnesses : John Moffat ; James 
Moffat ; Robert Hoge ; Robert Speil ; John Dibosun, PubUc 
Notary. Latin. 

D.D. 535. Grant, dated 10 April, 1542, from Maurice 
ap David ap Madoc of the parish of Llanthenam in the county 
of Montgomery, to Rees ap Hoell ap Tuder of the same parish, 
of all his purparty of a tenement called Tyddyn creveryn, 
parcel of the gavel of Eyngean hullan, situate in the aforesaid 
parish between the Severn on the one side and a place called 
Ystofyley on the other, and held of the capital lord of the fee 
at the yearly rent of iid. Witnesses : Thomas ap David 
Moris Goz ; David ap leuan ap Hoell ap Moris ; Moris ap 
Hoell Glyne ; leuan ap A. uelyn felon. Latin. 

D.D. 536. Grant, dated 12 Dec. 1554, by David ap 
Hoell ap leuan ap John Gibbyn of Gyngrog, co. Montgomery, 
to Humphrey ap leuan Guttin, of the fee simple of a parcel 
of meadow land (2 days' mowing), in the township of Gyngrog, 
in breadth between the land of Robart ap Hugh Gibbene and 
the land of divers tenants there, and in length from the land 
of Mathew ap Roger at the one end to the river Severn at the 
other end. Consideration, ;^5. Witnesses : David Dloid ap 
Robert ; David lyloyd ap Edward ; Gilbert Mason ; Grufiith 
ap Harri Du. Latin. 

D.D. 537. Grant, dated 31 July 1594, by Richard 
Pryce of Pennarthe, co. Montgomery, gent., to Gruffith ap 
Howell of Gwesteed, in the parish of Ivlanllochayern, co. 
Montgomery, yeoman, of a parcel of land called Tyr a borva 
yn dolvar (12 acres) situate in Dolvar in the township of 
Gwesteed aforesaid, between a parcel of land called Borva yn 
dolvar (now in the tenure of Thomas ap Davyd ap John) and 
a parcel of land now occupied by the said Richard Pryce, 
with the royal highway at one end, and land called Llety vadock 
at the other end. Consideration, ;^33. Witnesses : EUis 
Evans ; Hugh ap John ; John ap David ap John ; Thomas 
Vaughan ; Arthur Vaughan, scriptor. Latin. 

D.D. 538. Grant, dated 25 Aug, 1600, from Augustine 
ap Rees, gent, (son and heir of Rees ap I^ewis of Carno, co. 
Montgomery, gent.) and John ap Austen (son and heir of the 
aforesaid Augustine) of the parish of Rockardyn, co. Salop, to 



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John Caldwall of Alston in the parish of Gnosall, co. Stafford, 
yeoman, of the fee simple of a toft called Llety Ll{eweli]n duy 
and two parcels of land (20 acres), in the tenure of the said 
Rice ap Lewis, and situate in the township of Llanvechan 
in the parish of Tregynon, co. Montgomery, at a place called 
Kaye Ll[ewel]in saer ; the two parcels of land being respec- 
tively known as Llety duy Lle[wel\in and Come havod y 
mynythe ; also another parcel of land called Olle here (2 acres) 
situate in the township of Aberf aley in the parish of Tregynon, 
and another parcel called Thermenyrferen with a cottage ad- 
joining, together with the dairy house called Le llyest scule 
deyry house of Rees ap Lewis on the hill in the said parish 
of Tregynon. Consideration, ;{8o. Witnesses : Richard Ar- 
newey ; Richard Hughes ; John Arnewey, junior ; Francis 
and Richard Peate ; Arthur Vaughan. Latin. 

D.D. 539. Release, dated 8 July, 1603, by Robert ad 
Thomas, of Dolwen, co. Montgomery, yeoman, to Evan 
Edwards, clerk, of the fee simple of certain premises (par- 
ticularly described in D.D. 477) in Melyniog Veghan, co. 
Montgomery. Witnesses : WiUiam Penryn ; Owen Edwardes ; 
Edward Powell. Latin. 

D.D. 540. Pre-nuptml Settlement, dated i Feb. 
1604-5, on the marriage of leu an ap David ap Henry of 
lylanwonnok, co. Montgomery, gent., to Anne verch Hughe 
(daughter of Hugh ap Howell ap Edward the elder, of the 
parish of Churchstoke, co. Montgomery, gent.) whereby said 
Hugh ap Howell ap Edward and Jane his wife, grant to trustees 
(named) the messuage occupied by the said Hugh ap Howell 
ap Edward, and other messuages occupied by the said Hugh 
or by Thomas ap Howell ap Edward, all situate in the parishes 
of Churchstock, Hallcetour, Hurdley, and Hussington, co. 
Montgomery, on trust for said Hugh ap Howell ap Edward 
and his wife Jane for their lives, with remainder to said leuan 
ap David ap Newry and Anne verch Hughe for their Hves, 
with remainders over. Witnesses to livery of seisin : David 
Bowen ; Moris ap Lewis. Witnesses : Arthur Mathew ; 
Thomas ap Hugh ; David ap John ap Edward ; Hughe ap 
Owen ; Hugh ap Hoell ap Edward, junior ; John ap Hoell 
ap Edward, senior ; Richard ap Thomas ap Owen ; John 
Moryce ; Thomas ap David Henrye ; Jenkin Moris ; David 
ap leuan ap Moris ; Howell Prichard ; John Fludd, scriptor. 

D.D. 541. Indenture, dated 25 Nov. 1607, being a 
mortgage for £y los. from David ap Griffith of Tredderwen 
Meibion Genwas, co. Montgomery, yeoman, to Evan ap 



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Gruffith ap David of Tredderwen aforesaid, gent., of^a parcel 
of land called Yr erow vedowe, containing 6 acres in the vill 
of Tredderwen aforesaid, having the land of David Davies on 
the one side, and the land of the said Evan on the other side, 
and extending in length from the land of the said Evan to the 
land of Roger ap Edward. Witnesses : leuan ap Gruff. 
Thomas Jones ; Thomas Preswood ; Richard ap Richard. 
Latin. 

D.D. 542. Grant, dated 28 Feb. 1608-9, from Reginald 
ap Robert of Halchton, co. Montgomery, yeoman, to John 
Lloyd of Elandrynio, co. Montgomery, gent., of the fee simple 
of a parcel of land containing one acre m the vill of Domgay, 
CO. Montgomery, in a field called Yspeddadog issa, lying 
between the land, late of Richard ap David L,loyd on the one 
side, and the land, late of Robert ap Thomas on the other 
side, and extending in length from the land, late of Thomas 
Eloyd ap David to the land, late of Thomas ap William, now 
in the tenure of Thomas ap leuan. Consideration, ^3. Wit- 
nesses : Roger Burrowes ; Robert Bmrrowes ; William Roberts, 
notary pubUc. Latin. 

D.D. 543. Inquisition held on 30 June 1609, before 
Robert Eloyd, gent., imder a commission from King James I 
to enquire into the king's possessions and rights in the Eord- 
ship of Haleston, co. Montgomery. It gives the bounds of 
the lordship and a list of the freeholders' names with the 
rents payable. 

D.D. 544. Release, dated 25 April 1618, by Watkin 
ap Rees of Clothia, co. Montgomery, gent., to Edward David 
ap Howell of Henllan, co. Montgomery, yeoman, of the tene- 
ment called Tir David ap Howell ap Jenkin, which David ap 
Howell ap Jenkin was the late father of said Edward ap 
David ap Howell, situate in the vill of Trerllan and parish of 
Kery, co. Mormtgomery, and now in the tenure of said 
Edward ap David ap Howell and his mother Jane, widow of 

the said David ap Howell. Witnesses : Evan ap ; Evan 

David ap Thomas ; David ap Evan ; Mathew Austin ; Mathew 
ap Thomas. Latin. 

D.D. 545. Indenture, dated 20 Oct, 1610, whereby in 
consideration of a marriage already solemnized between 
Robert Owen (son and ,heir apparent of Edward Owen of the 
town of Salop, co. Salop, gent.), and Mary his present wife, 
the said Edward Owen and Robert Owen grant to Richard 
I^ighton of Gwerneys, co. Mountgomery, esq., Sir Richard 



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Greaves of Marsley, co. Worcester, knt., Hugh Harries of 
the town of Salop, gent., now one of the baihJis of the said 
town, and Thomas Owens of the town of Salop, gent., the 
farm called The wood houses wherein said Robert Owen dwells, 
farms in Cuyggion otherwise Cunggion and Coytre, in co. 
Mountgomery and in Rednall, co. Salop and in Shrewsbury, 
aforesaid, in a street called the Corne Markett ; on trust for 
said Robert Owen and Mary his wife for their lives, with re- 
mainder to their sons, with remainders over. By the same 
deed Robert lyeighton of Watlesburghe, co. Salop, esq., grants 
to the said trustees the manor or lordship of Bragtngton 
otherwise Braginton, cos. Salop and Mountgomery in the tenure 
of said Richard L^eighton and Katherine his wife, also tene- 
ments in Bragington aforesaid, on trust for said Richard 
Leighton for one year, and thereafter for said Robert Owen 
and Mary his wife and their heirs imtil the said Robert Owen 
be paid £440. Witnesses : Henry Fox ; Richard Moyne ; 
William Coliox ; lyconard Musgrave ; Alexander Plinnell. 

D.D. 546. Indenture, dated 16 April 1612, being a 
covenant by Edward ap Howell ap Edward of Melynioge 
Vechan, co. Moimtgomery, gent., and Katheryn his wife, to 
levy to Evan Edwardes, clerk, vicar of Elansanfraj'd, co. 
Mountgomery, a line of a tenement called Y ty ymhen y garreg, 
a garden adjoining, two acres of land called Erowe bant, six 
acres called Kay meilir, one acre lying in Gwirglodd y gellye, 
and the moiety of a meadow called Gwirglodd helygog, in the 
township of Elansanfrayd, co. Mountgomery, also two mes- 
suages m the township of Melyniog Vechan and three acres 
called Erowe yr geylan in the said township of Melyniog 
Vechan, co. Mountgomery, to enure to the use of said Evan 
Edwardes in fee simple. Witnesses : Edward Tannatt ; 
Rinald ap John I/)yd ; Edward Edwards ; John Thomas ; 
David Edwards. 

D.D. 547. Indenture, dated i Feb. 1613-14, being a 
grant by William I^ewis of Melyniog Vechan, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., to Grii3in ap David of the same place, gent., of the fee 
simple of four parcels of land, containing 6 acres in the vill of 
Melyniog Vechan, one called Yr erw vawr lying in width be- 
tween the land of the said William Dewis and the lands of 
Owen Vaughan, esq., and Evan Edwards, clerk, and in length 
from the lands of the said Owen Vaughan to the lands of 
the said Owen Vaughan and Grifhii ap David ; two of the 
parcels, called Yr erw vach and Yr erw dan y geylan, and a 
parcel of woodland, lie in breadth between a field, called Maes 



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uch law, and the river, called Vyrnwey and in length extend 
from the land of the said Evan Edwards to the land of the 
said William I^ewis ; in exchange for two parcels of land con- 
taining 6 acres in the vill of Melyniog Vechan, at a place called 
Y wern dew, one of which parcels lies between the land of the 
said William I^ewis, called Yr R's and the land of the said 
William L^ewis, and extends from the land of Owen Vaughan, 
esq., and the land of the said William I^ewis, to the lands of 
Richard ap David ap William ; the other parcel lies between 
the land of the said Owen Vaughan on one side and the lands 
of the said William I^ewis and Griffin ap David on the other 
and extends from the lands of the said William I^ewis to the 
lands of Richard ap David ap William. Witnesses : Griffin 
Griffies ; Howell Tanat ; Roger I,loyd ; William ap Reig- 
nald ; Thomas Whitfield. Latin. 

D.D. 548. Indenture, dated 19 July 1613, whereby 
Cadwallader ap Hugh ap David of Keven Koz, co. Moimt- 
gomery, gent., and John ap Cadwallader, his son and heir 
apparent, in consideration of a marriage already solemnized 
between said John Cadwallader and his wife Lowry (daughter 
of John Thomas ap Meredith of Pennant, co. Mountgomery, 
gent.,) covenant to levy a fine of the following property to 
said John Thomas ap Meredith to enure to certain uses men- 
tioned : — The capital messuage inhabited by the said Cad- 
wallader ap Hugh situate in Keven Koz in the said coimty ; 
a messuage late in the tenure of Thomas ap Richard and now 
of the said Cadwallader ap Hugh ; two parcels of land 
containing respectively four and one acre, both called Gwaith 
y gwr koz ; a parcel (3 acres) called Y dame yssa wrth y jordd 
vawr ; a parcel (2 acres) called Y dame cannol ; all the said 
premises being in Keven Koz aforesaid. The capital messuage 
is settled to the use of Cadwallader ap Hugh for his life with 
remainder to the said John ap Cadwallader for his life, with 
remainder to William ap John Cadwallader (eldest son of the 
said John ap Cadwallader by I^owry his wife) in tail with 
remainders to Edward ap John Cadwallader, with re- 
mainders over. Witnesses : Gruffyne Gruffynes, clerk ; 
Moris Powell ; Gilbert Jones, jimior ; Edward ap Robert ; 
Hugh ap Rees ; Griffith ap Moris ; Gruffith ap Rees ; John 
Evans. 

D.D. 549. Indenture, dated 28 Jime 1616, being a 
grant by Moris ap Richard of Skybore [in the parish of I^lan- 
vaire Watterden, co. Salop, gent., and Margaret his wife, 
John ap leuan of Gwested, co. Mountgomery, gent., and 



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Margaret his wife, to Mathewe Price of Bodayach, co. Mount- 
gomery, esq., of the fee simple of a parcel of land called Y kae 
yn y fron, containing 12 acres in Hendidley, co. Mountgomery, 
and in the tenure of William Vavisour, gent. Consideration, 
^23. Witnesses : Edward Jones, clerk ; David Blayney ; 
Wm. Vavasor ; Richard Pryce ; David Watkin. 

D.D. 550. Indenture, dated 2 Feb. 1618-19, being a 
mortgage for £() from Edward Powell of Melyniog Vechan, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., to Gruffith Tanat, M.A., of Llansan- 
ffrayd in Mechen in the said county, of two parcels of land 
called Y wyrglodd yn y kaey yn y koed and Y wyrglodd gron yn y 
kaey yn y coed, containing in all two acres and extending in 
length from the lands of Charles Vaughan, gent., and William 
Lewys, at one end, to the lands of the said Edward Powell at 
the other end and being between the lands of the said Edward 
Powell, on one side, and the lands of the said William lyewys, 
on the other side, and situate in Melyniog Vechan aforesaid. 
Witnesses : John Johnes ; Robert ap John ; John Grufhths. 

D.D. 551. Indenture, dated 15 Oct. 1618, being a 
grant by Adam Benyon of Gooshill, co. Salop, gent., Charles 
Benyon of Shrewsbury, gent., and John Benyon, son and 
heir apparent of the said Adam Benyon, to Thomas Pughe 
of Penr5ai Vechan, co. Mountgomery, gent., of the fee simple 
of a close containing 5 acres called Three Acres, situate in 
Tyrymynych, co. Mountgomery, at a place called Goleygoed, 
also a cottage and garden in Tyrymynych aforesaid. Con- 
sideration, ;^8o. Witnesses : Richard Benyon ; Richard lycs- 
ter ; Ri. Barnes. 

D.D. 552. Indenture, dated 10 Jan, 1620-1, being a 
mortgage for ffj from Edward ap Howell of Melyniog Vechan, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., to Gruffith Tannatt, M.A., of Llan- 
sanfraid, co. Mountgomery, of a close called Kaie yn y koid, 
containing 8 acres in Melyniog Vechan aforesaid, having the 
lands of Charles Vaughan, esq., at the one end, and a certain 
parcel of common at the other end, and lying between the lands 
of the said Edward, called Gwirglodd hire and the aforesaid 
common. Witnesses : Roger ap Hughe ; John Jones ; Tho. 
Morgan. 

D.D. 553. Grant, dated 9 April 1621, whereby Hum- 
fFrey ap Robert of Pole, co. Mountgomery, (in consideration 
Parry, one of the daughters of Robert ap Harry Llewelin 
of an intended marriage between himself and Katherine 
Pole aforesaid, gent.) grants to Humfrey Jones and Humffrey 



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Parry, both of Pole, gent^,, the messuage now inhabited by 
the said Humffrey ap Robert, situate in Pole aforesaid be- 
tween the house and land of Maurice Jones, gent., and the 
land of Roger Ivloid of Rhandir, and extending in length from 
the high street of the town of Pole to the land of the said 
Roger lyloid, to the use of said grantor and his heirs by the 
said Katherine. Witnesses : David Jones, cent. ; Robert ap 
Harry Llewelin ; Humifrey Jones • Gilbert Gruflfith, yeoman ; 
Robert Edmund ; Richart Oliver ; John Evans. Latin. 

D.D. 554. Indentured, dated 30 Julv 1624, being a 
mortgage for £50 from Edward Powell of Melvniog Vechan, 
CO. Mountomery, gent., Katherine his wife, and Anne verch 
Jeffrey of the same place (widow and mother of the said 
Edward Powell), to Daniel Edwards of Llansanffraid, co. 
Mountgomerv', gent., of the following parcels of land : — 
six acres, being part of a field called Kae leuan chwith, as the 
same is now divided by a hedge there ; eight acres extending 
lengthways from the lands of Charles Vaughan, esq., to a 
common there and in breadth from the lands late of the said 
Edward Powell, called Weirolodd heere to the aforesaid com- 
mon ; two parcels called Y weirglodd yn y kaiey yn y koid 
and Y weirglodd gron yn y kaiey yn y koid, containing together 
two acres ; three acres called Y wern vaivr ; all being in 
Melyniog Vechan aforesaid. Witness : Grifith Tanat ; Ro. 
Tanat ; Owen Tanat ; Edward Tanat ; Roger Powell ; David 
Powell ; David ap Edward ; Tho. Huntbach. 

D.D. 555. Release, dated 11 June 1625, by Nicholas 
Gruffith of Brymood, co. Mountgomery, yeoman, and David 
Nicholas of the same place, yeoman, to David ap John ap 
David of Dolvoryn, co. Mountgomery, gent., of two messuages 
called Ty Nicholas Gruffith and Ty bach, in the vill of Brymood 
aforesaid. Consideration, f^. Witnesses : Godfrey Davies ; 
Roland ap Robert ; David ap William ap Morris ; John 
Pryce ; Thomas Pryce. Latin. 

D.D. 556. Indenture, dated 28 Dec, 1626, whereby 
David Ivcwes of Mathraval, co. Mountgomery, gent., (in con- 
sideration of a marriage already solemnized between Humffrey 
ap Hugh of the same township and county, gent., and his wife 
Katherine, the daughter of the said David Lewes, and of £120 
paid by the said Humffrey ap Hugh to the said David Lewes), 
grants to Evan John David ap leuan of Dolged and Roger 
Davies of Poole, both of co. Mountgomery, gentn., the follow- 
ing property on tru<5ts therein mentioned : — The messuage 
and lands called Tythin yn y ffreeth in the township of ffreeth 



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in the parish of Beriw, co. Mountgomery, in as ample a manner 
as the said David Lewes purchased the same from Mores ap 
Richard, deceased ; also a messuage and lands called Y ty 
yn y gumgeven in the township of Kenhinva, co. Motintgomery, 
in as ample a manner as the said David Lewes purchased 
the same from Henrv Williams, esq., deceased ; also a mes- 
sviage and lands called Y ty yn y llwyn in the said township of 
Kenhinva, in as ample a manner as the said David Lewes 
purchased the same from Mores ap Robert and Ales his wife. 
Witnesses : Gruffith ap Hugh ; William Phellip ; Richard ap 
David. 

D.D. 557. Indenture, dated 19 May 1627, (recites 
D.D. 554), being a release of the equity of redemption of the 
propertv included in D.D. 554 (except the parcel called Kae 
leuan chwith) to Daniel Edwards of Llansanffraid in Mechen, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., from Edward Powell of Melyniog 
Vechan, co. Mountgomery, gent., and his son and heir apparent 
David Powell. Consideration, ^f 12. Witnesses : Hugh Jones ; 
Robert John ; Robert Powell ; David ap Howell ; Humffrey 
ap Thomas. 

D.D. 558. Indenture, dated 22 May 1627, whereby 
Daniell Edwards of Llansanfraid in Mechan, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., (in consideration of a marriage already solemnized 
between himself and his wife Elizabeth, the daughter of John 
Hughes, clerk), grants to Owen Edwards of Coedfrin, co. 
Mountgomery, gent., and John Lloyd of the town of iSalop, 
CO. Salop, gent., a capital messuage and lands in Llansanfraid 
aforesaid, on trust for the grantor and his wife for their lives, 
with remainders over. Witnesses : John Vaughan ; Robert 
Edwards ; Water Vaughan ; Nicholas Powell. 

D.D. 559. Indenture, dated 27 Jime, 1627 being a 
grant by David ap Humffrey of Kenhinva, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., to John ap Robert ap Cadwallader of the same place, 
yeoman, and Meredith ap Richard of Dolobran in the said 
county, yeoman, of a tenement in Kenhinva aforesaid, in as 
ample a manner as Humffrey ap Robert (father of said David 
ap Humffrey) held the same by the grants of Robert Cad- 
wallader, his father, and one Rees Austyn of Carno and Jane 
his wife,'^to uses mentioned in an indenture of even date here- 
with, made between the said David ap Humffrey, of the one 
part,'' and John ap Richard of Dyffryn Myvod, co. Mount- 
gomery, yeoman, of the other part. Witnesses : Thomas 
Owen ; Robert Cadwallader ; John ap Edward ; Humffrey 
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D.D. 560. Exempijfication, dated 25 Oct. 1628, of a 
verdict in a suit in the Great Sessions held at Pole, co. Mont- 
gomery, on I Oct. 1627, in which Meredith ap Oliver sued 
Roger Gruffithes late of Llan'chymr>'s, co. Montgomery, gent., 
Gaynor, his wife, Anne Griffithes, late of Llan'chymrys afore- 
said, spinster, and John ap Evan late of the same place, 
yeoman, for ^^40 damages for ejecting him from six acres of 
land in Llan'chymrys, which David Moris, esq., had demised 
to plaintiff for three years. Verdict for the defendants. 

D.D. 561. Indenture, dated 3 Jan. 1628-9, whereby 
Richard Pugh, the elder, of the township of Hurdley in the 
parish of Churchstocke, co. Mountgomery, gent., and Beatrice 
his wife, and Thomas Pugh, gent., (son and heir apparent 
of said Richard Pugh) and Katherine his wife, and Richard 
Pugh, the younger, (eldest son and heir apparent of said 
Thomas Pugh) grant to Samuel More and James More, both 
of lyinley, co. Salop, gentn., to the use of William Bigges, 
clerk, and his son Samuel Bigges, both of Moore, co. Salop, 
the fee simple of the messuage (now divided into two houses) 
wherein the said Richard Pugh, the elder, and Thomas Pugh 
dwell ; a house (sometime used as a kitchen near adjoining) 
in the tenure of Margaret Downe, widow ; a ruined mill on 
the said property, a parcel of land called Leasowe, beneath the 
house, containing ten acres and the following parcels of land 
called Teere maydowe yarthey puley and the Patch, containing 
ten acres, Gwirrglodd Nattin containing 7 acres, Milne close 
containing one acre, Perllan and Shanen, containing ten acres, 
the Sheepe leasowe, containing 7 acres, Maese come y gwr 
containing 10 acres, Tir Madocke containing 10 acres, Pentre 
fielde containing 16 acres, Pentre medowe containing five 
days math, Rick leasowe containing five acres, Errowe kill 
containing two acres, all situate at Broadway in the township 
of Hurdley aforesaid. The same grantors convey to Thomas 
Powell of Hurdley aforesaid the fee simple of a parcel of 
land called Oxe leasowe situate at Broadway aforesaid. 

Consideration, £630. Witnesses : Powel ; Thomas ; 

Richard Cowper ; Humfray Bigge ; Simon Romsey ; John 
Spencer ; Richard Bowen. 

D.D. 562. Indenture, dated 13 March 1629-30, where- 
by Arthur Powell of Hurdley, co. Mountgomery, gent., and 
William Powell, his son and heir apparent, assign to Richard 
Bowen of Hurdley aforesaid, yeoman, all the wood on two 
pastures called Covie and Cume, which had been bequeathed 
to the said Arthur Powell and Mary his wife, by the will, dated 



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13 April 1614, of Howell Priehard of Hurdley, gent., deceased, 
the testator having at the same time devised the fee simple 
of the said pastures to said Richard Bowen, then called 
Richard ap David ap Owen. Witnesses : David I;ewis ; 
John ap Ivcwis ; Edward Price ; John Bowen, 

D.D. 563. Indenture, dated 7 July 1629, being a grant 
by Henry Whittingham of London, gent., to Richard Pryce 
of Parke pen pryce, co. Mountgomery, gent., of the demesne 
lands called Beander lands and Kae Henry (parcel of the 
lordship of Kedewen, co. Moimtgomery), sometime in the 
tenure of Henry Astell, and afterwards of John Traherne and 
Thomas Lake, and described as of the yearly value of 26s. 8d., 
and as being a parcel of the Ringild of Kerry ; also the water 
mill of Beander and pastures called Frith garth and Frith 
beander, being of the yearly rent of £4 15s. 5d., and described 
as being parcel of the Ringild of Llanlloughayron, all which 
property was (inter alia) granted by letters patent tmder the 
Great Seal, dated 29 Jan. 1628-9, "to Robert Grymes of 
London, gent., subject to a chief rent of ;^I2 4s. 2d., and was 
by him conveyed, by indenture, dated 20 June 1629, to the 
said Henry Whittingham and William Whittingham. Witness : 
Tho. Powell, notary public. 

D.D. 564. Indenture, dated 10 March 1629-30, where- 
by Mores David of Llawnithion, co. Mountgomery, yeoman, 
and his son and heir apparent, John Mores, in consideration 
of a marriage already solemnized between the said John Mores 
and Anne verch Thomas (sister of Mores Thomas of Llaw- 
nithion aforesaid, yeoman), and of articles of agreement, 
dated 10 May 1627, and of £45 her marriage portion, grant to 
Howell Johnes of Brithdire, Thomas ap Rees, David ap Owen 
of Bettws, John Evans of the same place, and Rees David ap 
Hughe of Llwidd, in the said county, two messuages called 
Y ty yn yr hendre and Tyfyn yn erw Eva, situate in Llaw- 
nithion aforesaid, on trust, as to one moiety of the said pro- 
perty, for the said Mores David for his life, with remainder to 
the said John Moris for his life, with remainder to his issue 
by his wife Anne, and upon trust, as to the other moiety, for 
the said John Mores and his wife Anne for their lives, with 
remainder to their children. Witness : Rees Williams. 

D.D. 565. Indenture, dated 20 March 1632-3, being a 
mortgage for £25 from John David of Killrhoith, co. Mount- 
gomery, yeoman, to Charles Pryce of Dretor, co. Mount- 
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by the said John David ; also the parcels of land called 
Y kae dan y scubor (2 acres), Kae yr punt (4 acres), Y keven 
vaes (3 acres), situate in campo, Y kae oddiaryty (4 acres), and 
Erowe gelyn (2 acres), all situate in Killroith aforesaid. Wit- 
nesses : David James ; Evan Thomas ; John Gr. Lloyd ; 
Richard Goodale ; David Dittoes ; Edward Moore ; James 
Herbert ; Rich. Jones. Latin. 

D.D. 566. Exemplification, dated 12 July 1661, of 
the will, dated 5 June 1634, of Thomas Powell of Landynam, 
CO. Mount^omery, gent., iDy which the testator devised as 
follows : — To my eldest son David Powell, for his life, the 
capital messuage and lands in the parish of Llandynam, co. 
Mountgomery and all the residue of my realty in the said 
parish, not previously bequeathed, with remainder to the 
sons of the said David Powell, with similar remainders in 
succession, to my second son Thomas Powell, my third son 
Mathew Powell, and my fourth son Morgan Powell, with 
remainders over. Testator also mentions : — My wife Ursula 
Powell ; my sisters Elizabeth Jones and Margarett ; my 
nephew Richard Powell ; my cozens, Morgan Whitingham 
and Evan and his son John ; my kinsman Hugh ap Richard. 

D.D. 567. Indenture, dated 28 Aug, 1634, being a 
mortgage for ^30 from David Lloyd of Poole, co. Mount- 
gomery, gent., and Elinor his wife, to Thomas Porter of 
the same place, gent. , of the moiety of a house in the town 
of Poole aforesaid, wherein Thomas Hackeman dwells ; also 
the moiety of a stable and garden adjoining the said house. 
Witnesses : Humffrey Younge ; Roger Davies ; Edward 
Roberts. 

D.D. 568. Indenture, dated 27 Oct, 1634, whereby 
David Lloyd of the town of Poole, co. Mountgomery, gent., 
and Elinor his wife, covenant to levy a fine at the next Great 
Sessions for co. Mountgomery, to Richard Gruffithes of Garth, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., and Humffrey Parry of Poole afore- 
said, of a house in the town of Poole, wherein Thomas Hacke- 
man dwells, and a stable and garden adjoining, to enure, as to 
one moiety thereof, to the use of Thomas Porter of Poole, 
gent., and his wife Gwen, with remainder to their issue ; and 
to enure as to the other moiety, to the use of the said Thomas 
Porter and Gwen his wife until the mortgage [D.D. 567] be 
discharged. Witnesses : Richard Davies ; Hugh Jones ; 
Roger Vaughan, sen. ; John Davies ; Oliver Peirs. 



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D.D. 569. Indenture, dated 16 Feb. 1636-7, being a 

lease for 12 years from Daniell Edwards of Llansanfraid in 
Mechin, co. Mountgonier}^ gent., to James Betton of Shrews- 
bury, CO. Salop, D.D., of a tenement in lylansanfraid in 
Mechin aforesaid, called Y ty ymhen y garreg, and parcels of 
land called Erow bont (2 acres), Kay meilir (6 acres), and 
Gweirglodd y gelly (i acre), lying near the lands of Morgan ap 
John ap David Goz ; also the moiety of a meadow called 
Givcirglodd helygog, parcels of land called Llety y gynnen, 
and Erw pren leg, Y kaie yn y koyd (8 acres), Y weirglodd yn y 
kaie yn y koid, Y iveirglodd gron yn y kaie yn y koid, and Y 
werne vawr (3 acres), all situate in Melyniog Vechan, co. Mount- 
gomery. Consideration, ^100. Rent, a pepper corn, if de- 
manded. Witnesses : John Lowe ; Harry Tyddes ; William 
Moody ; Jonathan Smith ; Jo. Bannistre. 

D.D. 570. Indenture, dated 28 June 1638, being a 
grant by Gruffith Parry of Llanvilling, gent., and Bridget 
his wife, Watkin David of Nantykyndy, gent., and Katherine 
his wife, and Owen Gruffith ap Hughe of Trevenanney, yeo- 
man, and Ellinor his wife, all of the cotmty of Moimtgomery, to 
John Richard of Buchie, in the said coimty, ' myllner,' of the 
fee simple of ten acres of land called Y tir yn y clothie ynghefen 
y gaer, in the township of Globwll, co. Moimtgomery, and 
lying between the lands of Edward Price, gent., and a certain 
common called Coed y llan. Consideration, ^23. Witnesses : 
Thomas Woodall ; Oliver ap Oliver ; Tho. Himtbache ; John 
Huntbache ; Richard Heynes ; William Gruffith ; Reynald 
ap Hugh ; Evan ap Robert, 

D.D. 571. Probate of the will of Richard Mathewe of 
DylTryn Llanvair, co. Mountgomery, gent., dated 13 Nov. 
1638. Testator bequeathed as follows : Towards the repair 
of the church steeple of Newtowne, ' which is now de- 
fective,' 40s. ; to my wife Anne Mathewe, for her widow- 
hood, my realty in the townships of Dyffr>^n lylanvair and 
Hendidley in the parishes of Newtowne and Llanllochayarn, 
CO. Mountgomery^ with remainder to my nephew, Mathewe 
Davies, clerk, for nine years with remainder to William 
Mathewe (third son of the said Mathewe Davies, clerk) for his 
life, with remainder to his first and other sons successively in 
tail, with similar remainders in succession to Richard Mathewe 
John Mathewe and Lewis Mathewe (the eldest, second and 
fourth sons respectively of said Mathew Davies, clerk), and to 
Ivauncelott Meredith (testator's nephew), with remainders over. 

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Testator also mentions : — My brother Meredith Mathewe ; 
my reputed son James Mathewe by Susan Davies ; my 
nephew Mathewe ap John ; Katherine the daughter of my 
brother David Mathewe, clerk ; my brother Meredith Mathewe. 
Testator also bequeathed ^^20 to be invested for the poor of 
the parishes of Newtowne, Moughtrey, Kerry, and 1,1 anile 
Hay, and gave £2 for the reparation of Newtowne Bridge, and 
20S. towards the repair of Moughtrey Bridge. Witnesses : 
William Pughe ; William Jones ; Richard Jones, scriptor. 

D.D. 572. Indenture, dated 10 May 1639, being a 
mortgage for I2d. from Evan Glynn of Glynclewedock, esq., 
and Susanna his wife, and Richard Price of Glanmiheli, gent., 
all of CO. Mountgomery, to Sir Edward Lloyd of Berthlloyd, 
knt., Rowland Pughe of Mathavarne, esq., Richard Glynn of 
Brynhoyle, gent., Lewes Nanney of Maesypandy, esq., Rees 
Lloyd of Dole-y-gelynen, gent., John Lloyd of Freeth in the 
parish of Pen'all, gent., all in the said county and John Sted- 
man of Strata Florida, co. Cardigan, esq., Harry Vaughan of 
Kilekennyn, esq., Morgan Herbert of Havodychtryd. esq., 
all in county Cardigan, and Morgan Vaughan of Pant y 
Carregle, esq., Evan Davies of Llanddewy, esq., and Nicholas 
Meredith of Presteigne, esq., all in co. Radnor, of messuages 
and lands in the townships of Drever and Kilrwith in the 
parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, being late the lands of 
Evan John ap Edward . Witnesses : Robert Benney ; John 
Evans ; Owen Humphreys. 

D.D. 573. Release, dated 18 May 1639, by Josua Mores, 
otherwise Roberts of Llangynin, co. Mountgomery, gent., to 
David Lewis of Kenhinva, in the same county, gent., of two 
messuages and lands called Y ty yn llwyn yr hirdir and Tythin 
y keven pervedd, in the parish of Kenhinva aforesaid. Wit- 
nesses : Rice Davies ; Samuel Jones ; Tho. Davies. 

D.D. 574. Indenture, dated 18 June 1639, whereby 
Richard ap Hughe of Killroith, co. Mountgomery, yeoman, 
and his son and heir apparent, William Pughe, in consideration 
of an intended marriage between said William Pughe and 
Margaret (one of the daughters and co-heiresses of Thomas 
Bushoppe deceased, and step-daughter of Michael Mydleton 
of Bachaithlon, co. Moimtgomery, gent., being the daughter 
of Mary, now the wife of the said Michael Mydleton, by the 
said Thomas Bushoppe her former husband deceased), grant 
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of Trerllan, both in the said county, gent^., three messuages 
and lands called Y tuy yngwern yr rhydys and Tuy yn y velyn 
newydd, lying in Killroith aforesaid, to the iise of (as to one 
moiety thereof) of the said Richard ap Hughe and Joyce his 
wife, for their lives, with remainder to the said William Pughe 
for his life, with remainder to his heir by his intended wife 
Margaret ; and to the use (as to the other moiet>") of the said 
William Pughe and the said Margaret for their lives, with 
remainder to their issue. Witnesses : Evan Glynn ; Rowland 
Middleton. 

D.D. 575. Final Concord in a fine, levied at the Great 
Sessions for co. Mountgomery, on 13 Mar. 1648-9, between 
Elizabeth Hotchkiss, widow, and her son Rice Hotchkiss, 
plaintiffs, and Edward Pugh and Elizabeth his wife, defend- 
ants, whereby the defendants admit that a messuage, barn, 
garden, orchard and 20 a. of land, 10 a. of meadow, 10 a. of 
pasture, 10 a. of wood, and 40 a. of furze and heath are the 
property of the plaintiff. 

D.D. 576. Indenture, dated 4 April 1643, being a 
mortgage for £lj from Thomas Phillippes of Caersoes, co. 
Mountgomery, gent., to William Greene, the younger, of 
Poole, in the same county, gent., of a messuage and garden 
in the town of Caersoes aforesaid, heretofore purchased by 
Richard Phillippes (late father of the mortgagor) from Hugh 
Moris deceased. Witnesses : William Herbert ; Roger Phil- 
lippes ; Richard Phillipps ; Thomas Greene ; David Owen. 

D.D. 577. Indenture, dated 21 Oct. 1644, being an 
assignment by Lodowick Lewis of Dethwnith, co. Moimt- 
gomery, gent., to Andrewe Midleton of the city of London, 
merchant, of a mortgage for £35 8s. on a messuage called Ty 
yngwern Llewelyn in the township of Llandynam, co. Mount- 
gomery, given on 3 Aug. 1644, to the former, by Richard 
Thomas of Carneth, co. Mountgomery, gent. Witnesses : 
Moris Lewes ; Lodowick Letton. 

D.D. 578. Surrender, dated 6 August 1647, t>y Oliver 
Herbert of Llandewig, co. Mountgomery, gent., of a lease 
(granted by Somersett Foxe of Caynham, co. Salop, esq., to 
the said Oliver Herbert on 10 Dec. 1634, ^or the lives of the 
said Oliver Herbert, Mary his wife, and Richard Herbert his 
son and heir), of a capital messuage called Dolvorgan, in the 
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of John Watson and William ap Humffrey, and parcels of land 
(part of Dolvorgan) called Y bryn gwyney, all in the parish 
of Kerry, co. Monntgomery, to the said Richard Herbert, 
to whom the reversion of the said property belongs. Consider- 
ation, £ioo. Witnesses : Thomas Brighte, clerke ; Cathern 
Spencer ; Rees ap Richard. 

D.D. 579. Indenture, dated 2 Jan. 1648-9, being a 
grant by Richard Gwilt of Cwmerle, co. Monntgomery, gent., 
to Samuell Bigge of Broadwaye in the said coimty, gent., of a 
close of four acres called Covey robin or Covey rodyn, situate 
in Hurdley in the said coimty, and abutting southward on the 
highway leading from Snead to Churchstocke, and northwards 
upon the lands late of Thomas Bowen, and lying between 
the lands of the said Thomas Bowen and a lane called the 
Clarke Lane. Consideration, ^30. Witnesses : Will. Mat- 
thewes ; Rich. Morris ; David Owen ; — WilUams, milner. 
Witnesses to livery of seisin : Thomas Griffythe ; W. Law- 
rence ; David Owen ; Zacharias Powell. 

D.D. 580. Indenture, dated 18 March 1649-50, being 
a release from Thomas Bowen of Whitton, co. Hereford, yeo- 
man, and Joan his wife, to Samuell Bigge of Broadwaye, co. 
Motmtgomery, gent., of all the messuages in the townships 
and fields of Hurdley and Symonds Castle in the parish of 
Churchstocke, co. Mountgomery, late in the tenure of the said 
Thomas Bowen and Anne Bowen, widow, deceased. Con- 
sideration, ;^300. Witnesses : Moses Lewis ; Peter Bowen ; 
George Farmer. 

D.D. 581. Indenture, dated i Aug. 1649, whereby 
John David ap Rees of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, gent., 
Joan his wife, and his son and heir apparent, David Jones of 
Clothie in the said county, (in consideration of a marriage 
already solemnized between the said David Jones and Mar- 
garet, the daughter of Reynold Barbour of Clothie aforesaid, 
and of £80 the marriage portion of the said Margaret), grant 
to Raphe Barbour of Rhandir, yeoman, and Arthur Jones, of 
Llandinam, gent., both of co. Mountgomery, a messuage, &c., 
called y tuy yn y kraigfryn in the townships of Llandinam, 
Dithenydd and Rhyngynwydel, co. Mountgomery, on trust 
to pay the said John David ap Rees and Joan his wife, an 
annuity of ;^io for their lives, and subject thereto to hold the 
said property on trusts therein mentioned . Witnesses : David 
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D.D. 582. Indenture, dated 17 Oct. 1649, being an 
assignment by Elizabeth Hotchkys of Shrewsbury, co. Salop, 
widow, and Richard Hotchkys, her son and heir apparent, to 
Daniell Vivers of Bristol, gent., son and heir apparent of 
Andrew Vivers of Shrewsbury aforesaid, gent., of a mortgage 
(granted on 24 Oct. 1646, by Edward Pugh of Rheteskin, co. 
Moimtgomery, gent., and Elizabeth his wife to the said 
Elizabeth Hotchkys to secure ;^300 to the said Elizabeth and 
Richard Hotchkj^s for the use of the said Daniel Vivers) of 
a messuage in Pen wyn vechan, co. Mountgomery and closes 
there called the 'ffrone, Gwerglodd vache, Kay dyder, Kay 
Madock, Kay gwyn, Kaye rige, Kaye wrthe y skybor, Pulgh 
elighe, Ddole vache, Dole game, Gwyrglodd dane y tee, Mayse 
ycha, Gwerglodd vawr and Pen y kay gwerglodd, all in 
Rheteskin aforesaid. Witnesses : John Taylor ; Ric. Taylor. 

D.D. 583. Indenture, dated 28 March 1650, being a 
grant by Anne Taylor of Hurdley, widow, John Peary of the 
same place, gent. , Susan his wife, Evan Griffith of Hussington, 
gent., Priscilla his wife, Moris Jenkins of Henblas, gent., and 
Mary his wife, all in co. Mountgomery, Evan Phillipps of Oak- 
eley Parke, co. Salop, gent., and John Powell of Trewithen, co. 
Mountgomery, gent., to Richard Lloyd of Maes r hendre, co. 
Mountgomery, gent., and Jenkin I/Cwes of lylanidloes, co. 
Moimtgomery, mercer, of the capital messuage in Hurdley in 
the parish of Churchstocke, co. Mountgomery, wherein the 
said Anne Taylor dwells, on trust (subject to an annuity of 
£4 i6s. to said Anne Taylor for her life) for Andrew Middleton 
of lyondon, merchant. Consideration, ;^36i. Witnesses : 
John Morgan; Maunsell Pryse ; Jo. Davies; Lodowick l/cwes; 
Moris Ivcwes ; Fr. Mories ; Edw. Herbert. 

D.D. 584. Exemplification, dated 22 March 1650-1, 
of a final concord in a fine, (levied at the Great Sessions for 
CO. Mountgomery, held at Pole on 8 April 1650), wherein 
Samuel Biggs was plaintiff and Thomas Bowen and Joan his 
wife were defendants, in respect of two messuages, one barn, 
two gardens, one orchard, and 70 acres of land in Hurdley 
and Symonds Castle, which defendants acknowledged to be- 
long to plaintiff. 

D.D. 585. Indenture, dated 29 April 1650, being a 
mortgage for £216 from Richard Herbert of lvlw>'n Jerwerth, 
CO. Cardigan, gent., to Ambrose Geathin of Clothie, co. Mount- 
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Owen Owens and Maud Geathin, his mother, dwell, situated 
in the township of Clothie, co. Mountgomery. Witnesses : 
Richard Jones ; lyl'n Herbert ; Thomas Rogers. 

D.D. 586. Indenture, dated 4 Dec. 1650, whereby 
William Arthur, the elder, of Newtowne, co. Mountgomery, 
butcher, Sarah his wife, and William Arthur, the younger, 
their son and heir apparent, and Catherine Smith of Caersowes 
in the said county, widow, (in order to confirm a grant, made 
by them to Elizabeth Bushoppe of Drevor, co. Mountgomery, 
widow of Charles Bushoppe of Drefor, deceased, and Edward 
Bushoppe their son and heir apparent, of a messuage called 
Juy William ap Hugh in Trevor aforesaid), covenant to levy 
a fine of the said property, to enure to the use of the said 
grantees. Witnesses : Thomas Ivloyd ; Charles Price ; Thomas 
Edwards ; Thomas Prjxe. 

D.D. 587. Indenture, dated 7 Feb. 1652-3, being an 
assignment by William, ap Hugh of Coomgoron and Castell, 
CO. Moimtgomery, gent., and Edward David, otherwise Ed- 
ward Davies, brother and heir of John David ap John ap David 
of Castell aforesaid, deceased, to Francis I^ewis of Mathravall, 
CO. Mountgomery, dyer, of a mortgage of a piece of ground 
containing a ' threepeny taske of hey,' situate in a meadow 
called Gwern y gors and a close of one and a half acres called 
Bettinge, parcels of land (in a common field) called Erow kaer 
slang (ij acres), Erow pant y maes (i^ acres, lying in nine 
ridges), and Erow hryn yr rhyd (i| acres), all being in the town- 
ship of Coomgorog aforesaid, given on 2 Feb. 1640-1, by the 
said John David ap John ap David to the said William ap 
Hugh. Consideration, £iy los. paid to the said William ap 
Hugh. Witnesses : Richard Davies ; Rich. Parry ; John 
Davies ; Tho. Davies. 

D.D. 588. Indenture, dated 31 Jan. 1653-4, whereby 
David Griffiths of Melyniog Vechan, co. Mountgomery and 
Elizabeth his wife mortgage to Morgan Reign aid of the parish 
of St. Andrewe, Holbourne, co. Middlesex, porter, parcels of 
land in Melyniog Vechan aforesaid, called Pwll-yr-afall, Gwyr- 
glodd-y-cilgwyn, Cae newydd, and Gwyrglodd ucha pen y hryn, 
otherwise Erw pwll y gelli, five furlongs of arable land in a 
common field, called Maes ywch Ian, one furlong whereof 
contains 2| acres and is called Env cledrin, another furlong 
contains half an acre called Erw pen ar y ffordd, another fur- 
long contains half an acre called Taleth y maes, another fur- 



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long contains half an acre called Erw vechan, and another 
furlong contains two acres, called Erw'r garreg, to secure £100 
and interest. Witnesses : Daniel Edwards ; John Kynaston ; 
Walter Prinald ; John Reignald ; Robert Ellis. 

D.D. 589. Indenture, dated 25 April 1653, being a 
lease from John Garbett of Cletterwood, co. Mountgomery, 
gent, to John Harryes of Welsh Towne in the same county, 
yeoman, of a messuage, &c., in Welsh Towne aforesaid, now 
in the tenure of the said John Harryxs and late of Richard 
Edwards, taylor, for the lives of Mary, (wife of the said John 
Harr\'es) and John and Jane, the eldest son and eldest daughter 
of said John and Mary Harryes, at a rent of 20s., and a fat 
goose, a couple of fat capons at Christmas, or 4s. 6d. in lieu 
thereof, and a couple of fat pullets at Shrovetide, or is. 6d. 
in lieu thereof. Consideration, 20s. Witnesses : Jon. Owen ; 
John Hwmferey ; Peeter Jones ; Thomas Greene ; Edw, 
Grifiithes. 

D.D. 590. Indenture, dated 14 Jime 1653, being an 
assignment by Thomas Parry of Poole, co. Mountgomery, 
glover, to John Purcell, of Nantcruba in the same coimty, 
esq., of a mortgage for £10 on a burgage called The house of 
Reynald ap Hugh, in the said town of Poole, which burgage 
had been mortgaged on 20 Sept. 1648, by John Jones of 
Poole, taylor, deceased, to the said Thomas Parry, to secure 
£lq and interest. Witnesses : Tho. Morrice ; David Evans. 

D.D. 591. Indenture, dated 29 Aug. 1653, being a lease 
for a year from Edward Pugh of Rheteskin, co. Mountgomery, 
and Elizabeth his wife, and others, of the property mentioned 
in D.D. 592. 

D.D. 592. Indenture, dated 31 Aug. 1653, being a 
grant by Edward Pugh of Rheteskin, co. Mountgomery, gent., 
and Elizabeth his wife, Elizabeth Hotchkys of Shrewsbury, co. 
Salop, widow, and Richard Hotchkys (son and heir apparent 
of the said Elizabeth Hotchkys), to Andrew Vivers of Shrews- 
bury, corviser, of the fee simple of a messuage and lands in 
Penwyn Vechan otherwise called Penrhyn Vechan, co. Mount- 
gomery, in the tenure of Evan Poole, also parcels of land in 
Penrhyn Vechan aforesaid, called The ffrone, Gwerglodd vach, 
Kay dyder, Kay Madock, Kay gwyn, Kay rige, Kay wrthe 
y skybor, Pulgh elighe, Ddole vache, Dole game, Gwerglodd dane 
y tee, Mayseycha, and two meadows called Gwerglodd vauer 
and Pen y kay gwerglodd in Rheteskyn, which property had 



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on 24 Oct. 1646 been mortgaged by said Edward Pugh and 
Elizabeth his wife to the said EHzabeth Hotchkys and her 
son Richard Hotchkys, to secure ;^300. Consideration, 
j^i3i 19s. paid to the said Edward Pugh, and £300 and all 
interest due, paid to tlie said Elizabeth Hotchkys and Richard 
Hotchkys. Witnesses : William Peirs ; Richard Scotte ; R. 
Taylor ; George Llewellin ; Ri. Lawe ; Humph. Tomkins ; 

Richard I,ea ; Arthur Jones ; Ri. Treves ; Philip ; Edw. 

Burley. 

D.D. 593. Exemplification, of a suit at the Great 
Sessions of co. Mountgomery, held on 5 Sept. 1653, wherein 
Richard Hotchkys recovered from Andrew Vivers, a messuage 
and lands in Penrhyn Vechan and Rheteskin. 

D.D. 594. Indenture, dated 26 Dec. 1654, being a 
grant by Richard Burgesse of Trevylan, co. Momitgomery, 
yeoman, and Margaret his wife, and Gwen Burgesse, spinster 
(one of the daughters of said Richard Burgesse), to Ralph 
Kynaston of Pentrehylin, co. Mountgomery, gent., of the fee 
simple of the tenements, wherein Gwen Tanat, widow (mother 
of said Richard Burgesse), and the said Richard Burgesse 
dwell, situate in Trewylan aforesaid, also parcels of land in 
Trewylin called Kae pingle, Calfe's leasow, Hill leasoiv and 
White leasow. Consideration, ;^200, of which £85 is paid to 
said Richard Burgesse and Gwen Burgesse, and ;^ii5 to be 
paid according to the tenor of an agreement of even date 
herewith made between said Richard Burgesse and Thomas 
Calcot of Melyniog Vawr, co. Mountgomery and said Ralph 
Kynaston. Witnesses : Joseph Jones ; Robert ffaier ; 
Thomas Calcot ; Dd. Edwards ; Evan Jones ; Edd. I^awton. 

D.D. 595. Indenture, dated 19 Jime 1656, whereby 
I^ewis Mathewes of Newtowne, co. Moimtgomery, gent., (in 
consideration of a marriage already solemnized between him 
and Johane, the daughter of Edward Jones of Newtowne 
aforesaid, and of her portion, paid by said Edward Jones), 
grants to William Mathewes of Dyffryn lylanf air in the parish 
of Newtowne, gent., and Thomas Jones of Newtowne afore- 
said, a messuage and lands called Pen y bryn in Dyffryn lylan- 
fair aforesaid, in the tenure of Robert Owen, upon trust for 
the said I;ewis Mathewes for his life, with remainder (subject 
to a life estate to said Johane in a moiety of the said property) 
to his heirs by the said Johane with remainders over. Wit- 
nesses : David George ; Rees Davies ; Robert Owen ; Richard 
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D.D. 596. Indenture, dated 11 May 1657, being a lease 
for six years from Thomas I^loyd of Evenall, co. Salop, esq., 
and Richard Wynne of Pentre Morgan, co. Salop, gent., to 
Roger Bostocke of Trewerne, co. Mountgomery, gent., of a 
parcel of land called Ystmyllyn, in the township of Tre- 
werne, CO. Mountgomery ; also that parcel of the Wern or 
common lands thereunto adjoining. Rent, ;^3i. Witnesses : 
Olifernus Evans ; Richard Davies ; Rich. Oars. 

D.D. 597. Copy of a Surrender, at the Court Baron 
of Edward Greene, esq., lord of the manor of Caldicot and 
Newton (held on i June 1657, before Henry Rumsey, gent., 
steward of the said manor), by Bartholomew Watkins of Crick, 
CO. Monmouth, yeoman, of a tenement and 16 acres and 3 
frandells of land at a place called Killcrow and lying between 
the lands of John Mirick on the south, and the lughway lead- 
ing from Crick towards Chepstow on the north, to the lord 
of the manor, to the use of the said Bartholomew Watkins 
and Anne his wife for their lives, with remainder to their issue, 
with remainder to the heirs of the said Batholomew, subject 
to a yearly rent of lis. 4d. payable to the lord of the manor 
and suit at the court of tlie manor and a relief. A fine of 4s. 
is paid by the said Bartholomew for his admittance. 

D.D. 598. Indenture, dated 24 March 1658, being a 
lease for 31 years from John Howell of Newtowne, co. Mount- 
gomery, mercer, Mary, his wife, and his son and heir apparent, 
William Howell of the same place, to Richard Cadwallader 
of Hendidley in the parish of I,lanllwchaiarne, co. Moimt- 
gomery, blacksmith, of a ' seite or meereplace ' and garden, 
containing in length 49 yards and extending from the street, 
at one end thereof, up to the barn of the said John Howell, 
at the other end, and in breadth 17 feet. Rent, 20s. for the 
first two years of the tenancy, and 30s. thereafter. Wit- 
nesses : Richard Williams ; Rees Humphreys ; Thomas Rees ; 
Richard ; John Price ; Wilham Powell, scriptor. 

D.D. 599. Indenture, dated 27 March, 1658, being a 
release by Sir Edward Woyd of Borth I^loyd, co. Mountgomery, 
knt., lord of the manor of Arrustley, in the said county, to 
Wilham Arthur of Brinlowarch in the parish of Kerrie, in the 
same county, gent., of a messuage &c., called Tythin y creig- 
vrin, in the township and parish of lylandynnam, co. Moimt- 
gomery, and divers parcels of land in the townships of lylan- 
dinnam and Sengmmwidd in the said coimty, which said pro- 
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of the said manor. Consideration, /lo. The right to the 
minerals is reserved to the lord of the manor. Witnesses : 
John Powell ; Richard Wilson ; John ; Morgan Herbert. 

D.D. 600. Indenture, dated 13 Feb. 1659-60, being a 
lease from David Powell of Maesmawr in the parish of Llan- 
dynam, co. Mountgomery, gent., to Richard David of the 
township and parish of Llandynam aforesaid, yeoman, of a 
parcel of land called Y close, adjoining a cross lane leading 
from the commons, called Y moyleyart, to a messuage called 
Cwmllwydyn, on the north and east sides thereof, and the 
other lane leading from Moyleyart aforesaid, to Llandynam 
parish church, on the south side thereof ; also a parcel of land 
called Oxe leasowe, on the west side thereof ; to hold for the 
lives of the said Richard David, ffraunces, his wife and their 
sons David and Moris. Rent, i6s. Witnesses : Matt. 
Powell ; John Wilson ; Owen Owens. 

D.D. 601. Indenture, dated 20 Maj^ 1659, being a lease 
for 13 years, 11 months, and 20 daj^s, (provided the said 
Richard Grufhth, Humphrey Gruffith, Thomas Grufiith, Hugh 
Gruffith and John Gruffith, his brothers, and John Humphrey 
and Nicholas Humphrey, his nephews should so long live), 
from Richard Gruffith of Chirke Castle, co. Denbigh, gent., 
to Edward Evance of Oswestry^ co. vSalop, gent., of closes of 
land called Kae prently, Lletu r gynnen, Y kae yn y coed, Gweir- 
glodd kae yn y coed, Y werne vawr, and Kae r meilir, now in the 
teniire of Daniel Edwards of lylansanffraid, co. Mountgomery, 
gent. Rent, £10 per annum for the first seven years of the 
tenancy, and thereafter a pepper corn. Witnesses : Rich. 
Lloyd ; John Hayman ; John Thomas ; Hugh Gruffith ; 
Edward Williams ; Humphrey Gryffith. 

D.D. 602. Release, dated 6 July 1659, by Harry Davies 
of Kenhinva, co. Mountgomery, gent., to John Davies of 
Gwenynog yssa, in the said coimty, tanner, of all his interest 
in a messuage, &c., wherein John Robert Cadwallader dwells, 
called Y ty yn y gwngeven, and all that meer place called Y ty 
yn y llwyn, a messuage, wherein Griffith William dwells, a new 
house in the tenure of David Lewis, carpenter, and a garden 
adjoining all being in the township of Kenhinva aforesaid. 
Consideration, £100. Witnesses : Tho. Davies ; Richard 
Davies ; Evan Davies. 

D.D. 603. Indenture, dated 7 Nov. 1659, being a grant 
by Ambrose Geathin of Clothie, co. Mountgomery, gent., to 
Richard Herbert of Llwyn Jerwerth, co. Cardigan, esq., of a 



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plot of land called Y ddol ynglan yr afon, containing three 
acres, in the township of Clothie, co. Mountgomery, and 
situate between a brook called Maid, on the north side thereof, 
and the lands late of Thomas Royes, gent., on the south side. 
This deed recites that the said Ambrose Geathin had lately 
purchased the messuage called Ty Watkin Frees from the 
said Richard Herbert and had agreed to re-convey to the 
latter the above plot of land, which formed part of Ty Watkin 
Frees. Witnesses : Allen Sharratt ; Thomas Evans ; Griffith 
Humphreys ; William Arthur ; Michael Geathin ; Richard 
Jones. 

D.D. 604. Exemplification of a recovery at the Great 
Sessions for co. Mountgomery, held on 8 April 1661 wherein 
Richard Tayler recovered from Daniel Vivers a messuage and 
garden and go acres of land in Penckyn Vechan, otherwise 
Penrhyn Vechan and Rheteskin. Latin. 

D.D. 605. Indenture, dated 9 June 1662, being a lease 
for a year from Morgan Powell, late of Maesmawr in the parish 
of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, and now of the city of 
London, gent., Mathewe Powell of the same place, gent., and 
David Powell of Maesmawr aforesaid, esq., to George Hodson 
of Lea in the parish of Bishopscastle, co. Salop, gent., of a 
messuage called Tythyn caledan, in the tenure of Hugh John, in 
the township of Dethienydd in the parish of Llandinam afore- 
said, being formerly the property of John Thomas and Richard 
Thomas deceased. Witnesses : Wm. Morgan ; Tho. Davies ; 
Rich. Bowen ; Tho. Hodson ; John Davies ; Richard Swan- 
cott ; Evan Evans. 

D.D. 606. Bond, dated 10 June 1662, in the penalty of 
^200, from Morgan Powell late of Maesmawr in the parish of 
Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, and now of the city of London, 
gent., Mathew Powell of the same place, gent., and David 
Powell of Maesmawr aforesaid, esq., to George Hodson of 
Lea, in the parish of Bushopscastle, co. Salop, gent., for the 
observance of covenants in an indenture of even date here- 
with. For names of witnesses, see D.D. 605. 

D.D. 607. Indenture, dated 21 March 1663-4, being a 
conveyance of the equity of redemption in the following 
property by Evan Jones of Moughtre Lann, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., Margarett his wife, Wythen Jones, the elder, of Tre- 
wythen, in the same county, gent., and Wythen Jones, the 
younger (son and heir apparent of the said Wythen Jones, the 



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elder), to Jenkin Evan of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, 
yeoman, and Johan his wife : — ^The * scite ' of the messuas;e 
called Kaie gwnnion, sometime in the tenure of Caddwalader 
Griffith and now of the said Jenkin Evan, in the township of 
Llandinam aforesaid, and lying between a brook called Nant 
y pri, and the mountain called Allt yr igos, ; also a parcel 
of land containing eight acres between the lane leading from 
Clwtt y pannwr. and the mountain called Allt yr Igos. Con- 
sideration, -jfio in addition to /45 previously advanced on 
mortgage of the said property. Witnesses: J. Powell; Robert 
Jones ; Edward Shers ; William Bevan ; Lodo. Lewis ; 
Mathew Williams. 

D.D. 608. Indenture, dated 29 April 1665, being a 
lease for six months from Mathew Powell, late of Maesmawre 
in the parish of Llandynam, co. Mountgomery, gent., and 
Morgan Powell late of Maesmawre aforesaid, gent., to George 
Ellice of Gwenervn in the same parish, gent., of the house, 
wherein Morris Edwards dwells, called Y fy yn llyn y yaire, 
and a parcel of meadow land containing eight days' math of 
hay, called Owireglodd Gwenllyan, also eight acres of land 
called Y vron Lloyd, sixteen acres called Llyn y yaire, five 
acres called Cae Lloyd, five acres called Cae vredige issa, and 
four acres called Cay yr kyll, all in the township of Gweneryn 
aforesaid. Witnesses : Edward Mathewes ; Wm. Morgan ; 
Rich. I^loyd ; Richard Powell ; Rees Williams ; Richard 
Ellis ; Richard Tudge ; Lewis Jones ; John Ellis. 

D.D. 609. Indenture, dated i May 1665, being a 
mortgage for £100 from the lessors mentioned in D.D. 608 
to Morgan Powell of Maesmawre in the parish of Llandinam, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., of the property described in D.D. 608. 
Witnesses : Humfre Ellice in addition to those in D.D. 608. 

D.D. 610. Indenture, dated 24 Aug. 1665, being a 
lease from Daniell Edwards of Llansanffraid, co. Mount- 
gomery, gent., and Edward Evance of Oswestrie, co. Salop, 
gent., to Benjamin Cupp of Keven-y-werne, co. Denbigh, 
gent., of closes of land in Melyniog Vechan, co. Mountgomery, 
called Kae y pren teg, Llettu yr gynnen, Y kae yn y coed, Gweir- 
glodd kae yn y coed, and Y werne vawr, a messuage in Tre- 
pannen, co. Salop, in the tenure of Edward Edward ap Thomas 
a burgage, kiln and garden in Church Street, Oswestrie, in 
the tenure of the said Edward Evance, and a burgage in Bayly 
Street, Oswestrie, for the lives of the said Benjamin Cupp, 
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werne aforesaid, and John Hayman of Halton, co. Denbigh. 
Rent, a pepper corn. Consideration, ^^loo. Witnesses : 
Rog. Evance ; Rich. Evance ; Maurice Davies ; Edward 
Williams. 

D.D. 611. Indenture, dated 25 Aug. 1665, whereby 
Daniell Edwards of Llansanffraid, co. Montgomery, gent., 
Elizabeth his wife, Edward Evance of Oswestrie, co. Salop, 
gent., and Elinor his wife (in consideration of the marriage 
already solemnized between the said Edward Evance and 
Elinor his wife, and of ^fiSo paid by the said Daniell Edwards 
as a portion for the said Elinor), grant to Roger Evance of 
Trevelech, co. Salop, esq., and Richard Evance of Oswestrie 
aforesaid, mercer, the capital messuage and lands called 
y plas, wherein the said Daniell Edwards dwells, situate in 
the townships of Llansanffraid and Melyniog Vechan, co. 
Mountgomery, a messuage and lands called Tythin pen y 
garreg in Llansanffraid, in the tenure of Mary Jones, widow, 
a messuage and lands in Llansanffraid, in the tenure of Thomas 
Jones, a messuage and lands in Melyniog Vechan, late in the 
tenure of Morgan Vaughan, all lands in the township of Tre- 
vonnen, co. Salop, in the tenure of Troileus Jones, and a 
messuage and lands in Trevonnen aforesaid, in the tenure of 
Edward ap Thomas, on trust, as to four messuages, &c., in 
Llansanffraid and Melyniog Vechan, for the said Daniell 
Edwards and Elizabeth his wife, for their lives, with remain- 
der to the said trustees for three years, to raise £100 for John 
Evance (younger son of the said Edward and Elinor) with 
remainder to the said Edward Evance and Elinor his wife 
for their lives ; and on trust, (as to the property in Trevonnen) 
for the said Edward and Elinor Evance for their lives ; and 
subject to the foregoing provisions the whole of the settled 
property is to be held by the said trustees for six years to 
raise /lOO for John Evance and Jane Evance (younger child- 
ren of the said Edward and Elinor Evance) and thereafter, on 
trust for Edward Evance (eldest son of the said Edward and 
Elinor Evance) with remainder to his issue with similar re- 
mainders in succession to John Evance (second son of the said 
Edward and Elinor Evance) and his yovmger brothers, with 
remainder to his eldest sister Jane Evance, with remainders 
over. Witnesses : Maurice Davies ; Roger Evance, junior ; 
Richard Parry ; Griffith Owen ; Edward Williams. 

D.D. 612. Indenture, dated 3 Jan, 1666-7, whereby 
William Pugh of Killro5rth, co. Mountgomery, gent., Mar- 
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apparent, (in consideration of an intended marriage between 
the said John Pugh and Mary the youngest daughter of Wil- 
liam Morgan of Hurst, co. Glocester, esq., and of her marriage 
portion of £300), grant to Thomas Morgan of Hiirst aforesaid 
and Michael Pugh of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, gent., the 
capital messuage, wherein the said William Pugh dwells, and 
messuages and lands called Y tuy yn y goytrey, Y tuy yssa, Y tuy 
yn y elin newydd, Y tuy yn y coyd, Y tuy y lloynyryud, Y tuy yn 
clutt y drey, and a cottage with a rood of land called Y tuy yn 
com tovartoc, all being in the parish of Kerry aforesaid, upon 
trust (as to a moiety of the said property) for the said William 
Pugh for his life, with remainder (subject to certain provision 
made for the said Margaret Pugh) to said John Pugh for his 
life, with remainder to his issue by his intended wife Mary, 
with remainders over. The other moiety is settled on the 
said John Pugh and Mary his wife for their lives with re- 
mainders over. Witnesses : Sommersett Morgan ; Thomas 
Sanders, ' huphoulterer,' of Chepstow ; William Cramboor ; 
John Saxmders ; Thos. Morgan ; Michael Pugh. 

D.D. 613. Release, dated 24 Aug. 1666, by Richard 
Davies of Burfford, co. Salop, yeoman, (son and heir of John 
David of Kilrhoyth in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, 
yeoman, deceased), to Evan David of Drevor, co. Moimt- 
gomery, gent., Elizabeth his wife, and Edward Bushoppe of 
Drevor aforesaid, gent., (son and heir of Charles Bushoppe 
of Drevor, gent., deceased), of all his interest in a messuage 
in the tenure of Richard Pugh, situate in Kilrhoyth aforesaid. 
Consideration, £10. Witnesses : Maurice Jones ; Hugh Evans 
Thomas Pryce ; Gr. . 

D.D. 614. Indenture, dated 10 Nov. 1666, being a 
mortgage for ;if 125 from David Gruffithes of Melyniog Vechan, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., and Edward Griffiths son and heir 
apparent, to Dorithy verch Edward of Saughton, co. Salop, 
of closes of land in the townships of Melyniog Vechan, and 
Ivlansanffraid, co. Mountgomery, in the tenure of the said 
David Gruffithes, called Pwll yr a fall, Gweirglodd y cilgwyn, 
Kae newydd, Gweirglodd ucha pen y bryn, otherwise Erow pwll 
y gelly, Kae Howell, Llwyn ucha, and five furlongs of land 
called Maes ychlan, Erw cledrim, Erw pen ar y fordd, Taleth y 
maes, Erw vechan, and Erw r garreg, all in Melyniog Vechan 
aforesaid. Witnesses : Richard Prynald ; William Evance ; 
Howell Tanatt ; Daniel Edwards ; Edward Williams. Receipt 

dated 30 Nov. 1703 (endorsed) acknowledging that 

Ivloyd, the administrator of Dorithy Edwards had received 
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D.D. 615. Release, dated 2 May 1675, by William 
Arthur of Brinllowarch, co. Mountgomery, gent., to Gabriel 
Jones of the parish of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, clerk, 
of a messuage, &c., called Tythyn yn y creigvrin in the parish 
of lylandinam aforesaid. Consideration, 5s. Witnesses : 
John Pryce ; Tho. Pryce ; Rees Jones ; John Jones. 

D.D. 616. Abstract of the title of Gilbert Godrill, esq., 
deceased, to the estate in co. Montgomery, late of Sir Charles 
lyloyd. It commences with an indenture dated 29 May 1666, 
being the prenuptial settlement on the marriage of Charles 
lyloyd (son and heir apparent of Sir Charles Lloyd, bart., by 
his wife Dame Elizabeth), to Catherine Huxley ; and gives a 
list of the property settled together with the tenants' names 
and the rents. The property is chiefly in Pool, Guildsfield, 
Myvod, Buttington and Castle. 

D.D. 617. Indenture, dated 26 Dec. 1667, being a grant 
by John Richard of the town of Llanvylling, co. Mountgomery, 
yeoman, to Edward Jones of the same place, gent., (son and 
heir apparent of the said John Richard), of a parcel of land 
containing ten acres, called Y tir yn y cloddie ynghefen y gaer, 
in the township of Globwll, co. Motmtgomery, and lying 
between the lands of Thomas Price, gent., and a common 
called Coed-y-llan, late in the tenure of Richard Morgan, and 
subject to a chief rent of 6d. Consideration, ^^23. Witnesses : 
Henry Parry ; Evan Roberts ; Alexander Jones ; Richard 
Morgan ; David John David ap Owen ; Robert Price. 

D.D. 618. Indenture, dated 30 Jtme 1669, whereby 
Jenkin Evan of the township and parish of Llandinam, co. 
Mountgomery, yeoman, and Johan his wife, grant to William 
Rees of Keven-y-vode in the parish of lylangirricke in the said 
county, gent., and Thomas Morgan of the township of Llan- 
dinam aforesaid, the property mentioned in D.D. 607, on 
trust for the said Jenkin Evan for his life, with remainder to 
the said Johan for her life, with remainder to John Evans (son 
and heir apparent of the said Jenkin and Johan Evan) with 
remainder to his issue, with similar remainders in succession 
to his second brother Thomas Evans and his younger brothers, 
with remainder to his eldest sister Ursula Evans and her issue, 
with remainder to his second sister Margaret Evans. Wit- 
nesses : William Beven ; John Davies ; Richard Morris. 

D.D. 619. Indenture, dated 11 Nov. 1669, whereby 
William Syer of Tregynon, co. Mountgomery, gent., (in con- 
sideration of his intended marriage to Mary Tomlyns, daughter 
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Castle, CO. Salop, gent., and of her marriage portion of :f450), 
grants to John Price of Burchop in the parish of Wentnor, 
CO. Salop, gent., and Thomas Symonds of Tregynon aforesaid, 
gent., the capital messuage, &c., called Phos coch in the tenure 
of Mary Syer, widow, (mother of the said William Syer), 
messuages, &c., called Brin havod y mynith, Ty yn y wayn, 
and Dole y llaithty, a messuage purchased by the said William 
Syer from Edward Pemberton, gent., a messuage called Kce 
Lloyd lately purchased from James ap David, and a dairy 
house called the Llyest, all being in the township of Llan- 
vechan and Aberhaley in the said parish of Tregynon, on 
trust (as to certain of the property) for the said William Syer 
and his intended wife Mary Tomlyns for their lives, and 
(subject thereto) on trust, as to all the said property, for the 
first and other sons of the said intended marriage successively 
in tail, with remainders over. Witnesses : Rees Williams ; 
Gruff. Evans ; Edward Syers ; John Ellis ; Humfferey Ellis ; 
Griff. Owen. 

D.D. 620. Indenture, dated 3 Jan. 1 670-1, being a 
grant from William, Lord Powis and Sir Philip Palmer of 
Dorney, co. Bucks., knt., to Sir Mathew Price of New Town 
Hall, CO. Mountgomery, bart., of parcels of land in the parish 
of Newtown, co. Mountgomery, called Dol y garth, Dol y domen, 
Maes y rhandir, Lloyn heskin otherwise Lloyn heskerne, Bryn y 
llyest, Kae y llanerch, Gwerglodd Owen, Gwerglodd bryn bodadog, 
Maes Lloyd and Gwerglodd y dwr. Consideration, an agree- 
ment dated 16 Sept. 1668, and £250. Witnesses : Roger 
Palmer ; Somersett David ; William James ; Jo. Edwardes ; 
John Williams, leuan [? Minet] ; Humphery Jones. 

D.D. 621. Indenture, dated the last day of February 
1610-11, whereby Gruffith ap David ap Llewelyn of Melyniog 
Vechan, co. Mountgomery, gent., (in consideration of his 
recent marriage to Elen his wife, and of the covenants entered 
into by him with Evan ap leuan, the deceased father of the 
said Elen), grants to Reginald ap Robert of Llansanfraid in 
the said county, gent., and Humfrey ap leuan of Kenhinva, 
CO. Mountgomery, gert., the house wherein the said Gruffith 
lives and the lands appertaining viz., six acres called Yr erow 
vawr, six acres called Kae Yerwerth, three acres called Gwir- 
glodd ucha ben y brin and Erow bwll y gelli, two acres called 
Erow gan ystlis y llwyn, five parcels of land containing eight 
acres, lying within a field called Maes uch Ian, and comprising 
three acres called Yr erow vawr, two acres called Erow dan y geu- 
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Y geulan, three acres called Pwll yr avail, and one piece of 
land at a place called Y kilgwin ; also a messuage and a parcel 
of land called Erow yr helme, containing three acres, all the 
said premises being in the vill and fields of Melyniog Vechan 
aforesaid ; also parcels of land called Tir y pwll and Gwir- 
glodd y keven vaes containing respectively six, and one and a 
half acres, situate in the vill of Llansanfraid aforesaid and 
lying bet-ween the lands of Morgan David, called Y keven vaes, 
and the king's highway there, and between the glebe of Llan- 
sanfraid parish diurch and the land of Gruffith ap Reignold ; 
also a strip of land [sellio], containing half an acre, called Grwn 
gweril, in the vill of Llansanfraid, now separated from the field 
called Maes-y-Uan ; on trust for the said Gruffith ap David ap 
Llewelyn and his issue by his wife Elen. Witnesses : John 
Roberts ; David ap Thomas Griffith ; Humffrey ap Robert ; 
Robert Vaughan. Latin. 

D.D. 622. Indenture, dated 7 June 1670, being a lease 
from the Right Hon. Edward Lord Herbert, Baron of Cher- 
bury, and of Castle Islands, Ireland, to John Read of the 
parish of Llanervill, co. Mountgomery, gent., of a messuage, &c. 
called Llannerch in the parish of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, 
(late in the tenure of Hugh Goch), for the term of 99 years 
if the said John Read should so long live. Rent, ^^5. Wit- 
nesses : Andrew Ellis ; Rich. Bowen. 

D.D. 623. Indenture, dated 4 April 1672, being a 
release from Christopher Brayne of Whipall, co. Salop, gent., 
to Thomas Moris of Treyrllan, co. Mountgomery, yeoman, 
of the messuage, &c., wherein the latter dwells, and a house 
adjoining lately erected by the said Thomas Moris, situate 
in Treyrllan aforesaid. Consideration, £6. Witnesses : 
Margery Pryce ; James ; Hugh Evans. 

D.D. 624-. Final Concord in a fine in the Great Sessions 
for CO. Mountgomery held on 22 April 1672, wherein Richard 
Herbert, esq., was plaintiff, and Mathew Evans, Mary his 
wife, and Evan Mathew were defendants, in respect of two 
messuages and 300 acres of land in Kevenymj'-nyth. Latin. 

D.D. 625. Release, dated i Oct. 1672, from William 
Howell of Newtowne, co. Mountgomery, butcher, to Charles 
Lloyd of the same place, mercer, of a parcel of land containing 
one and a half day's math, called Dolegron, situate in the 
parish of Llanllochiarne, co. Mountgomery, and adjoining 
the highway leading from Newtowne to the parish of Aber- 
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Mathew Price, ktit. and bart., called Dola^ron, and 40 yards 
in breadth. Consideration, £6. Witnesses : John Evance, 
clerk ; Richard Owens ; Lewis Mathew ; Robert Thomas. 

D.D. 626. Indenture, dated 14 Dec. 1674, being a lease 
from the Right Hon. Edward Lord Herbert, Baron of Cher- 
bury, and Castle Islands, to John Read of the town of Mount- 
gomery, gent., of a messuage, &c., called Keven y coed in the 
township of Rhandir in the parish of Llandissill, co. Mount- 
gomery, for the life of the said John Read at the yearly rent 
of ^15. Consideration, 5^103. Witnesses : Roger Jones, 
clerk ; Will. Matthewes ; John Powell ; Samuell Powell. 

D.D. 627. Indenture, dated 14 Dec. 1674, being the 
counterpart lease of D.D. 626. 

D.D. 628. Indenture, dated i May 1676, being a 
mortgage for ;^I30 from William Edwards of Middletown, 
CO. Moimtgomery, yeoman, to Robert Davies of Maysmawr in 
the parish of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, gent., of six 
closes of land situate near Trerenants Mill in the township of 
Middleton, co. Mountgomery, called Kay-worth-pen-y-velin, 
(eight acres), Coyt kay melinith (six acres), Mayse y croyse 
(four acres), seven acres enclosed out of a field called Mays y 
velin, Yr yddwyd, and the Barne close, all in the tenure of 
Edward Harries. Witnesses : Reign aid Davies ; Edw. Har- 
ries ; Robert ap David ; William Owen. Receipt, dated 
28 Aug. 1679, (endorsed) whereby Robert Davies acknow- 
ledges the receipt of ^^145 iis. from Elizabeth Doughty of 
Shrewsbury, widow, in discharge of the above mortgage. 
Witnesses : Edward Davies ; Jo. Read. 

D.D. 629. Copy of an Indenture, dated 28 March 1678, 
whereby Samuell Middleton of Dethienith, co. Montgomery, 
gent., to bar entails, grants to William Kyffin of Bodfach, co. 
Mountgomery, gent., John Bright of Ludlow, co. Salop, gent., 
John Powell of Machelltre, gent., and Morgan Humphreys of 
Greebin, co. Mountgomery, gent., a messuage and lands called 
Llannerch in the parish of Churchstock, co. Mountgomery 
and the messuage and lands occupied by Stephen Drackwood, 
in the same parish, on trust for the said Samuell Middleton 
for his life, with remainder to his wife Margarett for her life, 
with remainders over, with ultimate remainder to his first 
cousin and brother-in-law, Morris Humphreys of Glynguf- 
einion, gent. Witnesses : Edward Lloyd ; Andrew Lawton ; 
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Williams of Nantmichel ; Morris Edwards ; Robert Evans ; 
David Robert, ' fidler.' Witnesses to livery of seisin : Tho. 
Home ; Hugh Kinsey ; Owen Downe ; Stephen Drackwood ; 
Arthur Davies ; EUzabeth Powell. 

D.D. 630. Indenture, dated 28 March 1678, being a 
counterpart of D.D. 629. 

D.D. 631. Indenture, dated 3 March 1679-80, being a 
lease for five months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from John Vaughan of lylansanfraid, co. Mountgomery, gent., 
William Lloyd of fiinant in the same covmty, gent., and Kath- 
erine his wife (only sister and heir of Robert Meredith lately 
deceased) to Edward Owen of Oswestry, co. Salop, gent., of 
half an acre of land in lylansanfraid aforesaid, situate in 
parcel of land called Kae meilir, in the tenure of Daniell 
Edwards, gent. Witnesses : Richard Payne ; Rees Lewis ; 
Margaret Payne. 

D.D. 632. Indenture, dated 30 March 1679, whereby 
Edward Griffith of Tristewelin, co. Mountgomery, mason, 
grants to Humphrey Jones of Gartmill in the same county, 
gent., an acre of land in a common field called Mais y wer- 
glodd, situate at Tristewelin aforesaid, between the lands of 
Henry, Lord Herbert, on the west, the lands of the said Hum- 
phrey Jones, on the east, and butting on the lands of the said 
Lord Herbert at one end, and the lands of Arthur Price at 
the other end ; in exchange for the moiety of a close of the 
said Humphrey Jones, called Cloyse bach, situate at Triste- 
welin aforesaid, and containing one acre. Witnesses : Mar- 
garett Nickolls ; George Morgan ; Rob. Mason. 

D.D. 633. Indenture, dated 24 Dec. 1680, whereby 
(after reciting D.D. 611, and that the said Roger Evans, who 
survived his co-trustee Richard Evans, was dead, and that 
administration of his effects has been granted to his widow 
Dorothy Evans), the said Dorothy Evans assigns the said 
trusteeship to Roger Evans of Shrewsbury, co. Salop, esq. 
Witnesses : Arthur Tonge ; Thomas Howell. 

D.D. 634. Indenture, dated 27 April 1681, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from David Powell of Maesmawr in the parish of Llandynam, 
CO. Mountgomery, esq., to John Read of the town of Moimt- 
gomery, gent., of two messuages, &c., in the vill and parish 
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said John Read and Lewis Meredith, Witnesses : J. Ed- 
wards ; Geo. Hodson ; Richard Evans ; Ben. Hodson ; Ric. 
[? Owens]. 

D.D. 635. Indenture, dated 27 April 1681, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from David Powell of Maesmawr, in the parish of Llandynam, 
CO. Mountgomery, esq., and George Hodson of the Lea, co. 
Salop, gent., to John Read of Motmtgomery, gent., of three 
messuages, &c., in the township of Dethyenith, co. Moimt- 
gomery, called Calle-don in the tenure of John Hugh, Noyath 
dee in the tenure of Aleth Morris, and Ty yn yr utra in the 
tenure of Thomas Morris. Witnesses : J. Edwards ; Richard 
Evans ; Ed. Baxters ; Ben. Hodson ; Ric. Owens. 

D.D. 636. Indenture, dated i July 1681, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Evan Mathews of Kevenymynich in the parish of Kerry, co. 
Mountgomery, gent., to Richard Herbert of Cwmyddalva, 
in the same coimty, esq., of parcels of land called Llwin 
Meirick, Llwin enw yr boydy, Errw yr hoydy, Cae-du, Weir- 
glodd issa, Errw ponog, and Weirglodd ganol, situate between 
the lands of the said Evan Mathews and one Thomas Evans, 
and Owen Mathew, in the townships of Brinllowerch and 
Kevenymynich in the said parish of Kerry. Witnesses : 
R. Stedman ; Ro. Jones ; Evan Mathews ; Evan Jones. 

D.D. 637. Indenture, dated i July, 1681 being a 
counterpart of D.D. 636. 

D.D. 638. Indenture, dated 4 July, 1682, being a 
release and confirmation from Margaret Biggs (widow and 
executrix of William Biggs of Broadway, co. Moimtgomery, 
gent., deceased), to Thomas Biggs of Shrewsbury, co. Salop, 
draper, of two messuages, &c., in the tenures of John Griffiths 
and David ap Owen, situate in the township of Hordley, co. 
Moimtgomery, which were purchased by Samuell Biggs, gent., 
deceased father of the said William and Thomas Biggs. 
Witnesses : Edm. Waring ; John Edwards ; Anne Crosse. 

D.D. 639. Indenture, dated 20 Oct. 1684, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Edward Powell of Kellham, co. Notts., gent., to John 
Read of Mountgomery, gent., of four messuages, &c., in the 
townships of Gwinerin and Carnedd in the parish of Llan- 
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John Robert, John Bubb and Jane Davies, widow. Wit- 
nesses : Edward Price ; Edward Howsman ; Henry Capps ; 
ffra. Gwilt. 

D.D. 640. Indenture, dated 6 Dec. 1684, whereby 
(after reciting that Rowland Owen of Llynlloedd, co. Mount- 
gomery, esq., had by indenture, dated 5 Dec. 1684, in consider- 
ation of ;^I50, demised to Lewis Lewis of Penmaen, co. Mer- 
ioneth, esq., the capital messuage and lands called Llynlloedd 
aforesaid for ninety nine years at a pepper corn rent, the 
true intent being that the said Lewis Lewis should pay a 
yearly rent of ;^35 to the said Rowland Owen), the said Lewis 
Lewis demises to the said Rowland Owen, the said capital 
messuage and lands for 98 years, 11 months and 3 weeks at 
the yearly rent of £30 for the first seven years of the said term, 
and thereafter a pepper corn if demanded. Witnesses: Oliver 
Thomas ; Jenkin Price ; John Richard ; Hugh Pryce. 

D.D. 641. Draft Bill [undated but subsequent to 1688], 
wherein orator, Thomas Biggs of Shrewsbury, co. Salop, 
draper, complains that Peter Yoimge of Hurdley, co. Motmt- 
goniery, yeoman, borrowed from Robert Leighton of Wattles- 
borough, CO. Salop, esq., £150, and in Aug. 1684 gave him a 
mortgage of messuages, &c., in Hurdley aforesaid, to secure 
the repayment thereof, and subsequently the said Peter 
Younge and Anne his wife conveyed the equity of redemption 
to the said Robert Leighton by indentures dated 14 and 15 
Dec. 1688. [This document is incomplete]. 

D.D. 642. Indenture, dated 10 Aug. 1687, whereby 
(after reciting that John Read of the parish of Llandynam, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., and Robert Davies of Maesmawr 
in the same county, gent., had procured from the Bishop of 
Bangor, liberty to erect a pew, measuring 6 ft. in length and 
4 ft. in breadth, in a vacant place within the chancel of the 
parish church of Llandynam aforesaid and that it had been 
agreed that the said John Read should enjoy 4J feet of the 
said pew in length and 4 feet in breadth and that the said 
Robert Davies should enjoy i| feet in length and 4 feet in 
breadth of the said pew, to be separated from the portion 
of John Read by a wainscott or other partition) the said 
Robert Davies in obedience to a decree made by the King's 
Council in the Marclies of Wales at Ludlow on i July 1687, 
grants to said Robert Read all the share of the said Robert 
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obtaining the citation and license for erecting the pew, the 
amount being left blank. [This deed is not witnessed and 
apparently was never executed.] 

D.D. 643. Indenture, dated lo Aug. 1687, being a 
grant from Maurice Jones of Crigion in the parish of Albury, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., and Thomas Jones of the parish of 
Llanmerewigge, co. Mountgomery, gent., to John Read of 
Penryddlan, co. Mountgomery, gent., of a messuage and lands 
in the vill, township and parish of Llandinam, co. Mount- 
gomery, in the tenure of Morris Davies. Consideration, 
£29 IS. 6d. Witnesses : Gabriel Jones ; Morris Davies. 

D.D. 644. Indenture, dated the last day of February 
1688-9, being a grant from Gabriell Jones of the parish of 
Lrlandinham, co. Moimtgomery, clerk, to John Read of Pen- 
riddlan in the same county, gent., of a messuage and lands 
called Craigffryn in the parish of I^landinam aforesaid, in the 
tenure of Robert Willson, in exchange for the tenement of 
the said John Read, called Brinbosticke, which was formerly 
several messuages, situate in the parish of Llangirricke and 
other parishes and townships in co. Mountgomery. Wit- 
nesses : John Morris ; Thomas Davies ; Morris Davies ; 
Maurice Humphreys. 

D.D. 645. Inspeximus, dated 31 March 1688, of pro- 
ceedings in a suit at the Great Sessions for co. Mountgomery 
held at lylanvilling in that county, on 19 Sept. 1687, wherein 
Edward Kynaston of Ottley, esq., Phineas Foulkes, Edward 
Owen, esq., Thomas Lyster, esq., and Bolton Price, esq., 
recovered from William Kynaston, gent., Preston Reynald 
gent., and John Price., gent., the manor of Dynas otherwise 
Plus y dynas, and 100 messuages, 18 cottages, a water corn 
mill, a fulling mill, 80 gardens, 2850 acres of land and £20 
of annual rent with court leets, court barons, &c., in Melyn- 
iog Vawr, Lledrod, Kefen, Llysus, Street-y-vyrnog, lylanvethen, 
lylanchymris, Garthbwlch, Dolwar, Dodinvol, Cadwinfan, 
Meliniog Vechan, Llansanfraid, Rhiwlas, Trewerne, Tref- 
naney, Llanvilling, Trefnant Vechan Poole, Trallwngollen, 
Cletterwood, Welchtowne, Tretherwenvore, Tretherwen Meib- 
ion Gynwas, Hope, Guilsfield, Kjrfronith, Gynrogvawr, Gyng- 
rogvechan, Arthleen, Llan'chrochwel, Trervele, Tre-y-llan, 
Domgay, Varchoel, Garth, and Trellydan. Latin. 

D.D. 646. Indenture, dated 26 April 1688, being a 
lease for six months from Edward Powell of the parish of 
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spinster, to John Reade of Penrythlan, in the parish of Llan- 
dinani, co. Mountgomery, gent., of three messuages and lands 
in the township of Llandinam aforesaid, in the several 
tenures of Francis Williams, Thomas Morgan, Katherine 
Symons and John Owen ; also of a cottage in the tenure of 
Sanuell Pr3'ce, and a meadow called Kay Browne in the occu- 
pation of Jane Da vies, both being in Gwinean in the parish 
of Llandinam aforesaid. Witnesses : John Wingfiield ; 
Charles Lewes ; Henry Twentiman. 

D.D. 647. Indenture, dated 16 Aug. 1688, whereby 
(after reciting that David Powell of Maesmawr, co. Mount- 
gomery, since deceased, George Hodson, gent., and Mary 
his wife, by indentures dated 28 April 1681, conveyed to John 
Read of Llandinnam, co. Mountgomery, gent., three messu- 
ages called Tythyn culledon, Moyoth dee, and Y ty yn utra, 
in the respective tenures of Hugh John, Aleth Morris and 
Thomas Alorris and situate in the township of Dythyenith, 
CO. Mountgomery), the said Edward Powell confirms the 
grant of the said property to the said John Read. Witnesses : 
Arthur Tonge ; Edw. Tonge ; T. Donne. 

D.D. 648. Indenture, dated 17 Nov. 1688, being a 
mortgage for £50 from Evan Mathewes of Keven-y-mynich 
in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, gent., to John 
Bishop of Rhiwgoch in the same county, gent., of a messuage 
and lands called Cwmyddalva issa, eight acres of land called 
Kae oihar y iy, lymg near the said messuage and on both sides 
of the way leading from the house of Richard Herbert, esq., 
to Kerry church, and five acres of woodland called the Coppy, 
all situate in the township of Keven-y-mynich in the said 
parish of Kerry. Witnesses : John Collins, clerk ; Richard 
Bushopp ; John Burton ; Evan Jones. 

D.D. 649. Indenture, dated 31 Jan. 1689-90, being a 
lease for six months from Edward Leighton of Wattles- 
borrough, co. Salop, esq., to Thomas Lyster of the town and 
county of Salop, esq., of two messuages and lands in Hurdley 
and Symons Castle in the manor of Halcester, co. Mount- 
gomery and in the tenures of the said Edward Leighton and 

Sukar. Witnesses : John Bent ; A. Reynolds ; Robert 

Roberts. 

D.D. 650. Indenture, dated i Feb. 1689-90, being a 
mortgage by way of release for £150, from Edward Leighton 
of Wattlesborrough, co. Salop, esq., to Thomas Lyster of the 
town and coimty of Salop, esq., of the property described in 
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D.D. 651. Indenture, dated 25 July 1689, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Edward Powell of Kellham, co. Notts., gent., to John 
Read of Penryddlan, co. Montgomery, gent., of the capital 
messuage and lands called Maesmawre hall late in the tenure 
of David Powell, and now of Richard Wilson, two messuages 
and lands in the tenure of Lewis Jones, Oliver Jones and Hum- 
phrey Proudley, a messuage, &c., called Moleyast in the tenure 
of William Rees, a house and garden in the tenure of Edward 
Clare, five messuages, &c., in the tenures of Edward Turner, 
Humphrey Proudley, Richard Davies and Morris Davies, 
a water corn mill in the tenure of Margaret Davies, widow, 
and a messuage, &c., in the tenure of Edward Owen, weaver, 
all the said premises being in the townships of Llandinam, 
Gwerneryn, Carnedd, and Maesmawre in the parish of Elan- 
dinam, co. Mountgomery, and being the jointure of Catherine 
Pyzaine, widow of Daniel Powell, and now wife of Henry 
Pyzaine of Coventry, gent., also other property in the borough 
of Caersoes in the parish of Ivlanvnog, co. Montgomery. Wit- 
nesses : Rich. [Bajker ; John ; William . 

D.D. 652. Indenture, dated i Nov. 1689, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made, 
from John Read of Penrythlin in the parish of lylandynham) 
CO. Motintgomery, gent., to John ffelton of the town and county 
of Salop, brazier, of five messuages and lands in the township 
and said parish of Llandynham, in the tenures of David 
Kinsey, ffrancis Williams, Thomas Morgan, Katherine Simons 
and John Owen, also a cottage, and a meadow called Kae 
Browne in the tenures of Samuell Price and Jane Davies, 
and situate at Gwynerin in co. Mountgomery ; also a pew 
in the chancel of I^landynham parish church, formerly used 
by David Powell, esq. Witnesses : Gerrard Eyton ; A. Rey- 
nolds ; Richard Wilson. 

D.D. 653. Indenture, dated 2 Nov. 1689, being a mort- 
gage, by way of release, for ;£200 from John Read of Penrythlin 
in the parish of lylandynham, co. Mountgomery, gent., to 
John ffelton of the town and county of Salop, brazier, of the 
property described in D.D. 652. Witnesses : as in D.D. 652. 

D.D. 654. Indenture, dated 30 Sept. 1690, being a 
further charge to secure £6, from John Morris of Kilrhoidd 
in the parish of Kerry, co. Moimtgomery, yeoman, and Eliza- 
beth Evans late of Trerllan in the said parish, spinster, to 
Mathew John of Trerllan aforesaid, yeoman, of the messuage, 
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Evans dwell, and a close of land adjoining thereto, all in 
Trerllan aforesaid, which property the said Elizabeth Evans 
had mortgaged on 2 Sept. 1684 to the said John Morris to 

secure £6 advanced by him. Witnesses : John Davies ; 

Davies ; Evan Jones. 

D.D. 655. Indenture, dated 27 Feb. 1690-1, being an 
assignment from Katherine Pyzany of Coventry, widow, to 
John Read of Shrewsbury, gent., of all rent and arrears of 
rent due to her from her tenants Richard Wilson, Humfry 
Proudley, Morris Davies, Lewis Jones, Margarett Davies, 
Oliver Jones, Edward Owen, William Lees, Richard David, 
Gyles German, Edward Place and Edward Turner, on the 
feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin then next 
ensuing. Witnesses : Poyntz Porter ; Jonah Crymes ; Tho. 
Murcott ; Tho. Cookes, jtmior. 

D.D. 656. Indentitre, dated 19 Feb. 1693-4, being a 
lease for six months from Roger Davies, vicar of the parish 
of Stanes, co. Middlesex, clerk, Lilly his wife, and his mother 
Anne Lloyd, widow, to Oliver Piers of Poole, co. Mountgomery 
gent., of two parcels of land containing six acres, called Y kae 
kam and Erowe yr stair, in the townships of Welch Towne and 
Gyngroge Vechan, co. Momitgomery. Witnesses : Jo. Lloyd ; 
Jo. Griffith ; R. Lathropp ; Edward Lloyd, clerk ; Tho. 
Jenkins ; William Reignolds ; Joseph Price. 

D.D. 657. Indenture, dated 27 June 1693, whereby 
in consideration of an intended marriage between John Bax- 
ter of Newtowne, co. Mountgomery, clerk, (son of EUzabeth 
Baxter of the parish of Llanlochairne, in the same county, 
widow) and Mary Morris, spinster, (daughter of David Morris 
of Bishopps Castle, co. Salop), and of her marriage portion of 
£300, the said Elizabeth Baxter and John Baxter grant to 
John Morris (son of the said David Morris) and Edward Bax- 
ter of Llanlochairne aforesaid, gent., the following property 
upon trusts therein mentioned : — a messuage and lands in 
]^kirgeiliog, co. Mountgomery, in the tenure of John Jones, 
four acres of land called Pwll glas, a parcel of four acres lying 
between the lands of the said John Jones and a way leading 
from Bron-y-vellin towards the house of the said John Jones, 
one acre lying between the said way and the lands of the said 
John Jones and the meadow called Pwll glas, five acres called 
Kae llwyd, and parcels of land containing 20 acres, called 
Br on y velyn, all being in the township of Eskirgeiliog, in the 
parish of Moughtrey, co. Mountgomery ; also three acres called 
Craigfryn in the township of Dyffryn Llanvaire, co. Mount- 



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gomery, one acre in Dyffryn Llanvaire aforesaid, adjoining 
the glebe land of the parish church of Newtowne and near a 
house called Saint Giles, which property was heretofore pur- 
chased by James Baxter deceased, from Arthur Jones, also 
two messuages or two half -burg ages in Newtowne aforesaid, 
in the tenure of Richard Thomas, three acres in the said town- 
ship of Dyffryn Llanvaire, adjoining the highway there, 
leading from Newtowne to the town of Mountgomery, also 
the messuages and lands called Penybryn in the parish of 
Dyffryn lylanvaire, and Tuy ym hen bryn yr arglwyddes, in 
Garthelyn, in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery. Wit- 
nesses : Sam. Billingsley ; Wm. Meredith ; Walt. Woolaston ; 
Jonathan Wilson. 

D.D. 658. Indenture, dated 4 July 1693, being a grant 
from John Griffith of Melyniog ffechan, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., to his brother, Griffith Griffith, citizen and tallow 
chandler, of London, of the fee simple of a messuage and lands 
in Melyniog Fechan aforesaid, in the tenure of David Griffiths, 
and closes of land there called Cae wrthy ty otherwise Erw 
fawr, Cae Yerwerth, Gweirglodd, Cae Yerwerth, Cae newydd 
yn y maes and Y close bach otherwise Yr erw fach. Considera- 
tion , natural affection. Witnesses : George Pulston ; Tho. 
WilUams ; John Dean. 

D.D. 659. Indenture, dated 5 Oct. 1693, being a release 
from Elizabeth Evans of Trerllan in the parish of Kerry, co. 
Mountgomery, spinster, to John Herbert of Clothie in the said 
coimty, gent., of her equity of redemption of the property 
described in D.D. 654. Consideration, £4 los. Witnesses : 
R. Herbert ; Mary Pryce. 

D.D. 660. Indenture, dated 15 June 1694, being a 
mortgage from Joseph Griffithes of Llansanfrayd, co. Moimt- 
gomery, gent., to Catherine Jones of Mylyniog Vechan in the 
same county, widow, of parcels of land in Llansanfrayd afore- 
said, called Erw othiar y ty, Cae yn y maes, and Y Grofi, in 
the tenure of the said Joseph Griffiths, on trust for Thomas 
Griffiths of Llansanfraid aforesaid, yeoman, and Walter Jones 
of Mylyniog Vechan, to secure the repayment to them of £40. 
Witnesses : Griffith Griffiths ; Thomas Morris ; Edward 
Davies. 

D.D. 661. Indenture, dated 17 July 1694, being a 
grant from George Ellis, of Havataleg in the parish of Tre- 
gynon, co. Moimtgomery, gent., and his father, John ElHs, 
of Argoed in the parish of lylanythelan [Llanwyddelan] in the 



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same county, gent., to John Read of Penrhyddlan in the parish 
of Llandynam, co. Moiintgomery, gent., of the fee simple of a 
messuage and lands in the township of Gweneryn in the said 
parish of Llandynam, in the tenure of Elizabeth Persall, 
widow. Consideration, ^^95. Witnesses : Thomas Hodson ; 
John Pritchard ; John Bembow. 

D.D. 662. Indenture, dated 10 Aug. 1694, whereby 
Mary Hugh (otherwise Morgan) of Gwenerin in the parish of 
Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, spinster, and Elizabeth Hugh 
of the same place, spinster, grant to Francis Turner of Wrex- 
ham, CO. Denbigh, gent., and Richard Gough of the said 
parish of Llandinam, yeoman, the capital messuage and lands 
called Ty Evan Bedo ap Dio otherwise Ty Shion Hugh PhilUpp, 
wherein the said grantors live, and parcels of land called 
Gelly (10 acres), Gwerglodd y cae ucha (containing four days' 
math), Winlle-vach (two days' math), Cae Lawrence otherwise 
Cae ty hwnt yr cwm (30 acres), and Cae Marged (two days' 
math), all in the said township of Gwenerin ; upon trust for 
the said grantors for their lives, with remainder to Thomas 
Worthington of Maesmawr in the said parish of Llandinam, 
yeoman. Consideration, ;{^48 paid by the said Thomas 
Worthington. Witnesses : David Davies ; Caleb Humfreys ; 
Evan Davies ; Robart Aston ; Maurice Humphreys. 

D.D. 663. Indenture, dated 22 April 1695, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Evan Matthews of Cwm-y-ddolva-issa in the township 
of Keven-y-mynich in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., to John Lloyd of Islington, co. Middlesex, gent., of the 
capital messuage, &c., called Cwm y ddolvor-issa in Keven-y- 
mynich aforesaid and Brin-llowarth in the parish of Kerry, 
wherein the said Evan Matthews dwells, also parcels of land 
called Errow yr boydy, Weirglodd issa, Weirglodd yr boydy, 
Llwin Meiricke, Llwyn errow yr boydy, Cae-du, and Errow 
Ponog, all in the townships of Keven-y-mynich and Brin- 
ilowarch. Witnesses : J. Edwards ; Alex. Middleton ; Maur- 
ice Jones. ; Rice Lloyd. 

D.D. 664. Indenture, dated 24 May 1695, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from John Bishop of Rhwgoch, co. Mountgomery, gent., to 
John Lloyd of Islington, co. Middlesex, gent., of the capital 
messuage in Keven-y-mynich in the parish of Kerry, co. 
Mountgomery, called Cwm y dolva issa, in the tenure of Evan 
Matthews, gent., parcels of land called Y kae oddor y ty, The 
coppy, Tir Eynion Lloyd, Pant kae, Kae tan y tu, Werlodd lib, 



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Llwin Meiricke, Errow yr hoydy, Llwyn errow yr boydy, Cae du, 
Werglodd issa, Errow ponog and Werglodd ganol, all being in 
Keven-y-mynich and Brin-llowarch in the said parish of 
Kerry. Witnesses : Rich. Wittingham ; Evan Jones ; Ro, 
Jones ; Richard. Bushoppe. 

D.D. 665. Probate of the Will, dated 9 Aug. 1697, 
of Edward Thon-ias of Trustewelin in the parish of Beriew, 
CO. Mountgomery, yeoman, who bequeathed as follows : — 
To my eldest son John Thomas (after the death of mv wife 
Jane) and his issue, four acres called Y fron-fach, 
with remainder to my second son Edward Thomas and his 
issue, with remainder to mv two daughters Katherin and 
Anne ; to mv second son Edward Thomas (after the death 
of mv wife Jane), two parcels of land called Erw yr ffynon 
and Erw ddy, with remainders over. Testator also mentions : 
My grandchild Edward Nicholas and my grandchild, Evan. 

D.D. 666. Indenture, dated 13 Nov. 1698, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant bv release might be made) 
from Sir Richard Middleton of Chirk Castle, co. Denbigh, 
bart., to Thomas Biggs of Shrewsbury, co. Salop, draper, of 
two messuages in Hurdley, and Symons Castle, co. Mount- 
gomery, in the tenures of Richard Sankey and Henry Tibby, 
and parcels of land in Hurdley, Symons Castle and Church- 
stocke, in the tenures of Lewis Davies, Edward Millward, 
Robert Sukar, Robert Meyricke and Richard Llewellin, and 
formerly in the tenure of Margarett Middleton, widow, and 
John Lewis. Witnesses : Peers Davies ; Evan Jones ; John 
Williams ; Peter Davies, junior, 

D.D. 667. Copy of Bilt, in Chancery, tmdated but ad- 
dressed to the Right Hon. John, Earl of Eldon, Lord High 
Chancellor, whereby the orator, George Arthur Evans of 
Newtown Hall, co. Montgomery, clerk, states that for many 
years past he has been seised of the Newtown Hall Estate 
and that in May 1824 ^^ purchased the Great Vaynor Farm, 
both of which properties are bounded, as to parts thereof, by 
the river Severn, that within the last 20 years a weir or dam 
was erected across the channel of the said river to enable 
water to be brought through an artificially cut channel to 
the manufactory of William Tilsley, the defendant, who has 
trespassed on orator's land in order to repair and heighten 
the said dam, and against whom an injunction is asked. 

D.D. 668. Indenture, dated 14 April 1715, being a 
grant from Joan Mercer of Kerrs^-, co. Mountgomery, widow, 
to her younger son, Lemuell Mercer, of the fee simple of 



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the house in Kerry wherein the said Joan and Lemuell 
Mercer live. Consideration, money paid by Lemuell Mercer 
in discharge of his father's debts to William Bromhill of 
Shrewsbury, deceased, and Matthew Traverse of Shrews- 
bury, Witnesses : Eva Minton ; William Geaty ; J. Brown, 
junior. 

D.D. 669. Indentttre, dated 5 Aug. 1735, being a grant 
from Thomas Griffith Biggs of Chaselton, co. Oxford, clerk, 
to John Peers of Welsh Pool, co. Montgomery, of the capital 
messuage and lands in Broadway in the parish of Church- 
stock, CO. Montgomery'-, in the tenure of Thomas Shuker, two 
farms called Blackland farm and Sunny bank farm, in Broad- 
way and Hurdley, in the parish of Churchstock, and three 
farms in Hurdley aforesaid in the tenure of James Richards 
and Joseph Evans ; to the intent that a recovery might be 
suffered to enure to the use of the said Thomas Griffith Biggs. 
Witnesses : John Yates of Ashford ; Humphrey Parry. 

D.D. 670. Indenture, dated 20 Sept. 1658, whereby 
Richard Garbett of Cletterwood, co. Mountgomery, gent., 
in order to bar entails, grants to Thomas Garbett of Trewerne, 
gent., and Thomas Parry of Welshtowne, glover, both in the 
said county, a capital messuage, &c., and a water corn mill 
in the tenure of the said Richard Garbett, a messuage in the 
tenure of John Edwards, a messuage in the tenure of Rowland 
Lloyd, three parcels of land in the tenure of William Knas- 
brough, a messuage in the tenure of Thomas Oliver, parcels 
of land in the tenures of William Price, William Jones, David 
Oliver, and Thomas Williams, all in Cletterwood aforesaid, 
also a messuage and two orchards in Welshetown, in the tenure 
of John Harry, and a loft in Poole, in the tenure of the said 
Richard Garbett, to the intent that the said grantees may 
become tenants to the precipe against whom a common 
recovery may be had. Witnesses : William Penryti ; Roger 
Jackes ; David Rogers ; Humphrey Vinne ; John Smith ; 
William Smith. 

D.D. 671. Exemplification, dated 3 Sept. 1681, of a 
recovery suffered at the Great Sessions for co. Moimtgomery 
held at Llanvilling on i April 1678, wherein William Kyffin 
and John Bright recovered from Samuel Middleton, gent., two 
messuages, orchards and gardens and 45 acres of land in the 
parish of Churchstocke. Latin. 

D.D. 672. Indenture, dated 26 Aug. 1695, being a 
grant from Richard Price, of the parish of Kerry, co. Mount- 
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Duffrine I4anvaire in the parish of Newtowne in the said 
county, gent., of a messuage called Y tuy duy yn y gilvach, 
in the tenure of the said Richard Price, in the township of 
Garthilin in the said parish of Kerry. Consideration, £29. 
Witnesses : John Bushoppe ; Richard Bushoppe ; John Pugh ; 
J as. Pryce. 

D.D. 673. Indenture, dated 7 May, 1701, being a grant 
from Hugh Jones of the parish of St. Mary's in the Savoy, 
Strand, I/3ndon, gent., Margarett Rees of Abernant Beohan 
in the parish of Pen-brin, co. Cardigan, widow, Evan Rees 
of Abernant Bechan aforesaid, yeoman, and Morgan William 
of the parish of Llanbadarn-vawr, co. Cardigan, yeoman, to 
Morgan Humphreys of Greebin, co. Mountgomery, gent., of 
the moiety of two messuages and lands in Glascwm in the 
townships of Llangiared in the parish of Llangirrick, co. 
Mountgomery, and in the tenure of John William. Con- 
sideration, £65. Witnesses : Richard Lewes of Llanidloes ; 
Evan Humphreys ; Robert Evans of Llanidloes ; John Wil- 
liams, tenant of the premises ; Lewis Griffiths ; Richard 
Jar man, senior ; John Jarman, son to Richard Jarman ; 
Thomas Turner ; Richard Ruffe. 

D.D. 674. Indenture, dated 24 Mar. 1702-3, being a 
mortgage for ^^63 from Thomas Turner of Garthilin in the 
parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomerv, blacksmith, to Richard 
Turner of New Towne in the said county, blacksmith, of a 
messuage, &c., called Rhose adda in the township of Garthilin 
aforesaid and in the tenure of the said Thomas Turner. Wit- 
nesses : Edward Bushoppe ; James Mills ; Roger Ho wells. 

D.D. 675. Indenture, dated 27 April 1702, being a 
grant from John Evans of the parish of Llangerrigg, co. 
Mountgomery, weaver, and Margrett his wife, to John Read 
of Maesmawr in the said county, esq., of a messuage, &c., 
called Kagwnion in the township of Llandinam, co. Mount- 
gomery, late in the tenure of Jenckin Evan, deceased, and 
now of the said John Evans, and lying between a brook called 
Nantypry and the mountain called Yr igos, also eight acres of 
land there between a lane leading from a place called Clwtty 
pannwr, and the mountain called Alt yr igos. Consideration, 
£6S. Witnesses : David Davies ; Morris Davies ; William 
Arthmr. 

D.D. 676. Indenture, dated 22 May 1702, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Caleb Humphreys of Glyngufeinion, co. Mountgomery, gent., 



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to Thomas Biggs late of Shrewsbury, co. Salop, but now of 
Broadway, co. Mountgomery, draper, of a messuage and lands 
called Llannerch in the the township of Hurdley, in the parish 
of Churchstock, otherwise Cherstocke, co. Mountgomery. 
Witnesses : Robt. Shepherd ; Thomas Davies ; Hum. Parry ; 
Jo. Jones. 

D.D. 677. Indenture, dated 24 Jan. 1703-4, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Edward Williams of Graigwen, co. Salop, gent., and 
Thomas Ivloyd of Rhandir, co. Salop, gent., to Joseph Grif- 
fithes of Melyniog Vechan, co. Mountgomery, gent., of closes 
of land in the townships of Melyniog Vechan and IJansan- 
frayd, co. Mountgomery, called Pwll yr afall, Gweirglodd y 
cilgwin, Kae newydd, Gweirglodd ucha pen y brin, Enow pwll 
y gelly, Kae Howell and Llwyn ucha, and five furlongs in a 
common field, called Maes ychlan, viz. : Erw pen y ffordd 
(i| acres), Taleth y maes (| acre), Erw vechan (^ acre), and 
Erw r garreg (2 acres), all in the township of Melyniog Vechan 
aforesaid. Witnesses: Geo. Reynolds, clerk; Howell Tann at ; 
WiUiam Walter ; Will. Roberts. 

D.D. 678. Indenture, dated 25 Jan. 1703-4, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Joseph Griffithes of Melyniog Vechan, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., to Edward James of Bryn, co. Salop, gent., of the pro- 
perty described in D.D. 677. Witnesses : as in D.D. 677. 

D.D. 679. Indenture, dated 25 Jan. 1703-4, being a 
reconveyance from Edward Williams of Graigwen, co. Salop, 
gent., and Thomas Ivloyd of Rhandir, co. Salop, gent., to 
Joseph Griffithes of Melyniog Vechan, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., of a mortgage for £125, dated 10 Nov. 1666, from David 
Grifiithes of Melyniog Vechan aforesaid, gent., since deceased 
(late father of the said Joseph Griffithes), and Edward Grif- 
fithes, gent., (eldest son of the said David Griffithes), also 
deceased, to Dorothy verch Edwards of Soughton, co. Salop, 
spinster, deceased, of the property described in D.D. 677. 
This deed recites that the said Dorothy verch Edwards by 
her will dated 15 Dec, 1696, devised all her realty in Llansan- 
fraid, co. Mountgomery, in the tenure of the said Joseph 
Griffithes, to her executrices, Lady Margarett Williams (by 
the name of Madam Margaret Wilhams of Glasgoed, co. Den- 
bigh, the wife of Sir WilHam Wilhams) and to Sina Mathews 
of Blodwell, CO. Salop, widow, on trust for the said Edward 
Williams, (described as Edward Williams, the elder, of Graig- 

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wen), and his issue ; that the said trustees renounced the 
executorship and the said will was proved in the Consistory 
Court of St. Asaph by the said Thomas Lloyd. Witnesses : 
as in D.D. 677. 

D.D. 680. Indenture, dated 26 Jan. 1703-4, being a 
mortgage for /^loo from Joseph Grifhthes of Melyniog Vechan, 
CO. Mountgomer\'', gent., and Mary his wife, to Edward James 
of Bryn, co. Salop, gent., of the property described in D.D. 
677. Witnesses : as in D.D. 677. 

D.D. 681. Indenture, dated i June 1706, being a grant 
from Evan Jones of Hem, co. Mountgomery, gent., to John 
Read of Maesmawr in the same county, esq., of a messuage 
and lands in the tenure of Reignald Wilson, cooper, and Evan 
John Robert, ' carpender,' situate in the township of Gwen- 
erin, in the parish of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, also a 
messuage and lands in the said township of Gwenerin, in the 
tenure of Owen David. Consideration, ^^375. Witnesses : 
Da. Evans, clerk ; Morris Da\des ; Edward Evans. 

D.D. 682. Indenture, dated 18 Oct. 1706, being a 
mortgage for £100, by way of a demise for 200 years, from 
EUzabeth Rogers of Longner, co. Salop, spinster, to Daniell 
Piper, vicar of Idsall, otherwise Shiffnal, in the same county, 
of one third share of a messuage and lands situate at Trewerne 
in the parish of Buttington, co. Montgomery, in the tenure of 
James Evans. Rent, a pepper corn. Witnesses : John Pitts ; 
Walter Stubbs. 

D.D. 683. Indenture, dated 16 Mar. 1707-8, being a 
grant from Richard Morris, the elder, of the village of Kerry, 
CO. Mountgomery, shoemaker, and Richard Morris, the younger, 
his eldest son and heir apparent, to Humphrey Eatchin of 
Cloddie, in the same county, shoemaker, of the fee simple of 
parcels of land called respectively Lower coppy (6 acres), and 
Y werglodd bach (i acre), situate in Brynllowarth, co. Mount- 
gomery, with all their appurtenances, except one half of a 
seat in the parish church of Kerry, claimed by the said 
Richard Morris, the elder, as belonging to the said parcel of 
land. Consideration, £77 los. Witnesses : Richard Rogers ; 
David Rogers ; Thomas Kitchin. 

'"" D.D. 684. Indenture, dated 17 Nov. 1709, whereby 
WilHam Pugh of ?Kilroeth, co. Mountgomery, gent., and Mary 
Aston, spinster, (second daughter of EHzabeth Aston of the 
parish of Kerry in the same county), in consideration of an 
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Aston, and of her marriage portion of £300, grant to William 
Lewis of Pant and John Meredith of Hem, in the same county, 
that part of the capital messuage, &c., called Kilroeth, occu- 
pied by the said WiUiam Pugh, and parcels of land called 
The meadow below the house (2 days' math). The kitchen 
meadow {3 days' math), Tir melin (8 acres), Y doley (7 acres), 
Bryn y wharwyddfa (4 acres), AIM goppa (8 acres), Gwerglood 
gwsrn y rhydus (4 da^^'s' math), and The piece above the house 
adjoining the Waynhouse there (6 acres), aU being in Kilroeth 
in the said parish of Kerry ; also a messuage and lands called 
Tu Charles Price in the township of Drevor in the said parish 
of Kerry, and late in the tenure of Edward Bushop, deceased, 
and now of his widow Mary Bushop ; on trust for the said 
William Pugh and his intended wife Mary Aston, for their 
lives, with remainder to their first and other sons successively 
in tail, with remainders over. Proviso that in the event of 
the said Mary Aston dying before 17 Nov. 1712, without issue 
by the said WiUiam Pugh, the latter will refund £100 of the 
said marriage portion, to the said Elizabeth Aston. Wit- 
nesses : Peter Lloyd, clerk ; Edm. Pryce ; Richard Jones. 

D.D. 685. Indenture, dated 25 Sept. 1713, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be 
made), from Walter WooUaston of Bishops Castle, co. Salop, 
gent., to David Rogers of Glanmahelly, co. Mountgomery, 
of the property described in D.D. 686. Witnesses : as in 
D.D. 686. 

D.D. 686. Indenture, dated 26 Sept. 1713, being a 
grant from Walter Wollaston of Bishops Castle, co. Salop, 
gent., to David Rogers of Glanmahelly, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., of the fee simple of a messuage, &c., in Keven y berren 
and Kay liber ucha in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, 
in the tenure of Edward Jones and John Jenkin, and a mes- 
suage, &c., in Keven y berren aforesaid, in the tenure of John 
Price. Consideration, £yio. Witnesses : Thomas Kitchin ; 
Richard Rogers ; Wm. Morris. 

D.D. 687. Certified Copy of an Agreement, dated 
6 Nov. 17 14, whereby John Read of Maesmawr, co. Mount- 
gomery, esq., and Bagott Read, esq., (his son and heir ap- 
parent), in consideration of an intended marriage between the 
latter and Margaret Jones, spinster, (eldest daughter of 
Humphrey Jones, of Flint, co. Flint, esq.) covenant to pay 
to the said Humphrey Jones ;f700, and also to convey to 
Thomas Jenkins of the town of Salop, esq., Edward Davies, of 
Maesmawr, co. Motmtgomery, gent., Thomas Williams, junior, 

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of Halkin, co. Flint, esq., and Evan Lloyd of Halkin aforesaid, 
esq., the capital messuage called Maesmawr, a piece of land 
called Plas du, and a messuage and lands in the tenures of 
Atheleston Hughes, John Owen, Thomas Morgan, Humphrey 
Proudley, William Arthur, Richard Cadman, and Martha 
Evans, situate in the parishes of Llandynam, Llanidlos, and 
Treveglwys, co. Mountgomery, on trust for the said Bagott 
Read for his life, with remainders over, but subject to a life 
estate in some of the said property, for the said Margaret 
Jones. The said Humphrey Jones also covenants to settle 
property in the parishes of Flint, HoUywell, Northop, and 
Hawarden, co. Flint, on trust for the said Bagott Read and 
his intended wife for their lives, with remainders over. Wit- 
nesses : Edw. Pryce ; John Moody and R. Bowdlas, of Os- 
westry ; Catherine Jones ; Elizabeth Jones ; John Blayney. 

D.D. 688. Indenture, dated 30 Nov. 1714, being a 
grant from Richard Salmon of the parish of Kerry, co. Mount- 
gomery, yeoman, to John Read of Maes Mawre Hall in the 
same county, esq., of the fee simple of a house and garden in 
the tenure of David Salmon, situate at Clawdd glace, in the 
township of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery. Consideration, £4. 
Witnesses : Bagott Read ; John Blayney ; Edward Morris. 

D.D. 689. Indenture, dated 24 Jan. 1716-17, whereby 
John Herbert of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, esq., and High 
Sheriff of that county, appoints John Wilson of Poole, in the 
said county, gent., to the office of Under-Sheriff for the county. 
Witnesses : M. Edwards ; Andrew Davies ; Thos. Jones. 

D.D. 690. Bond, dated 24 Jan. 1716-17, in the penalty 
of £5000 from John Wilson of Pole, gent., Richard Pryce of 
Trewyllan, esq., Richard Wilson of Bwlchyllyn, gent., Thomas 
Gwynne of Kevengwieed, gent., Thomas ffoulkes of Penrhyn, 
gent., Humphrey Lloyd of Varchoell, gent., Richard Tudor of 
Pole, gent., and Richard ffoulkes of Pole, gent., all in co. 
Mountgomery, to John Herbert of Kerry, in the same county, 
esq., and Sheriff for co. Mountgomery, for the due observance 
and performance of the covenants contained in D.D. 689. 
Witnesses : as in D.D. 689. 

D.D. 691. Indenture, dated 16 Sept. 1717, being a 
lease for a year, from Nehemiah Griffiths of Rhual, co. Flint, 
esq., to John Humffreys of Llanvylin, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., of a messuage and lands in the township of Brithdir 
and in the parish of Llanrhaiader in Mochnant, co. Mount- 
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also messuages and lands in Brithdir and Llanrhaiader in 
Mochnant aforesaid, in the tenures of Thomas Pierce, Edward 
Hughes, Morris Edward Griffith, and the said Peter Evans. 
Witnesses : Benjamin Owen ; Evan Evans. 

D.D. 692. Indenture, dated 17 Sept. 1717, being a 
grant from Nehemiah Griffiths of Rhual, co. Flint, esq., to 
John Humffreys of Llanvyllin, co. Mountgomer}^ gent., of 
the fee simple of a messuage and lands called Ty yn y hwlch 
in the township of Brithdir, in the parish of Llanrhaider in 
Mochnant, co. Mountgomery, and in the tenure of Peter Evans, 
also three messuages and lands in the said township of Brith- 
dir, in the tenures of Thomas Pierce, Edward Hughes, Morris 
Edward Griffith, and the said Peter Lewis. Consideration, 
£335. Witnesses : Benjamin Owen ; Evan Evans. 

D.D. 693. Indenture, dated 3 Dec. 1717, being a lease 
for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from John Marlow late of Woodham Water, co. Essex, 
but now of Highgate, co. Middlesex, gent., to John Homes of 
Hissington, co. Mountgomery, gent., of a parcel of land near 
Broadway in the parish of Churchstock, co. Mountgomery, 
in a meadow called Chelmick, containing five acres, the other 
part of the said meadow being the lands of Blunden Chasleton, 
esq., and George Earner ; also a parcel of land containing 
half a day's math, called a three penny task, situate at Broad- 
way aforesaid in a common meadow called Hurdley's meadow, 
adjoining the said meadow called Chelnick, and in the tenure 
of Thomas Shuker. Witnesses: Jo. Balchoynt ; J. Knight; 
Jer. Owen ; Henry Wass. 

D.D. 694. Indenture, dated 10 Sept. 1705, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from John Aimes of the village of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, 
blacksmith, and Richard Aimes of Cloddie, in the said county, 
blacksmith, to Thomas Kitchin of the same place, shoemaker, 
of a messuage, smith's shop, and beasts' house in the said 
village of Kerr}^ and three parcels of land called Coppy, in the 
tenure of Richard Bushopp, and in the townships of Tre'r 
Llan and Brynllowarch in the parish of Kerry, co. Mount- 
gomery. Witnesses : Bridgett Bushope ; Mathew Morris ; 
Edm. Pryce, 

D.D. 695. Indenture, dated 31 May 1706, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Evan Jones of Hem, co. Mountgomery, gent., to John Read 
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in the tenure of Owen David, in the township of Gwenerin in 
the parish of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, and a messuage 
and lands in the same township, in the tenures of Reign aid 
Wilson, cooper, and Evan John Robert, carpenter. Wit- 
nesses : Da. Evans, clerk ; Morris Davies ; Edward Evans. 

D.D. 696. Transcript of a recovery, suffered at the 
Great Sessions for co. Mountgomery, held at Pole on i8 Aug. 
1707, wherein John Thomas and John Jones, gent., recovered 
from William Morris, gent., a messuage and garden and 34 
acres of land in Bacheldre. The said William Morris called 
on Edward Bright and Mary his wife, and Joseph Bright and 
Susanna his wife, to warrant the said property. Latin. 

D.D. 697. Copy of Probate of the will, dated 11 April 
1819, of Richard Jervis of Llanidloes, co. Montgomery, grocer. 
Testator devised as follows : — To my two sisters, Ann Jervis 
and Mary Jervis the messuage and lands called Cefn, in the 
parish of lylangirrig, co. Montgomery, my father Richard 
Jervis to manage the same during their minority. Witnesses : 
John Davies, Llanidloes, clerk; Ann Jervis, Llanidloes; Richard 
Jervis, surgeon. Probate granted at Bangor on 24 Jan. 1827. 
A note attached, states : Ann, born 1804, died 1819 ; Mary, 
born 1807, died 1832. 

D.D. 698. Indenture, dated 20 July 1717, being a 
mortgage for £140 from Joseph Grifhthes of Melynniog Vechan, 
CO. Motmtgomery, gent., and Mary his wife, to Edward 
Griffithes (their eldest son and heir apparent) of Bristol, gent., 
of a messuage and lands in Melynniog Vechan, aforesaid or 
elsewhere in the parish of Llansanfraid in the said county. 
Memorandum endorsed whereby the said Joseph Griffithes 
agrees to leave at the said house at his death, for his said son 
one great table, one carved cupboard and a bedstead. Wit- 
nesses : Walter Jones ; Henry Lloyd ; David Griffith ; Jos. 
Davies. 

D.D. 699. Writ, dated — Aug. 1827, ^^ ^ recovery 
at the Great Sessions for co. Montgomery, wherein David 
Williams, yeoman was plaintiff and Peter Bywater, innkeeper, 
and Mary his wife were defendants, in regard to a messuage 
and 20 acres of land in the parish of Llanwnog, co. Mont- 
gomery. 

D.D. 700. Indenture, dated 11 Jan. 1719-20, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Sarah Biggs, the elder, of Benthall, co. Salop, widow, 



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and Rev. John Hammond of the University of Oxford, D.D., 
to Abel Shepard of Shrewsbury, co. Salop, mercer, and Robert 
Asterley of Shrawarden, co. Salop, yeoman, of a messuage, &c., 
in Bacheltree in the parish of Churchstock, co. Montgomery, 
called the Crow wood, late in the tenure of Anne Pryce, widow, 
also a messuage, &c., called the Red house, in the tenure of 
Thomas Hollaway, a messuage, &c., in the said parish, in the 
tenure of Isaac Pugh or Elizabeth Aldwen, and the water corn 
mill called Bacheltree mill, in the tenure of Thomas Bore. 
Witnesses : Ann Blaekway ; Thos. Tombs ; Richd. Loxdale ; 
J. Brooks ; Cha. Hobson. 

D.D. 701. Indenture, dated 17 Nov. 1719, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Peter Williams of Ruthin, co. Denbigh, gent., and Anne 
his wife, to John Davies of Dyffryn Myvod, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., of a messuage and lands in Nant michred, co. Mount- 
gomery-, in the tenure of Richard David, being late the inheri- 
tance of Roger Calcott, deceased father of the said Anne, 
also closes thereto belonging, called Cae dan y tu, Erw'r brin, 
Yr erw serth, Erw llwyn Dio vawr (now divided into two 
parcels), Y cae gwydd, Y ddwfr le, Yr erw fanadle, Cae y cart 
house, Erw gyddar, Y werglodd and u fron. Witnesses : John 
Thomas ; Hum. Parry ; Edw. Pryce. 

D.D. 702. Indenture, dated 25 March 1720, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from the Right Hon. Pr^-ce, Lord Viscotmt Hereford, to John 
Read of Penryddllan, co. Mountgomery, esq., of a messuage 
and lands in the townships of Dethyenith, Kydvaes, and 
Heng>-nioyde, in the parish of Llandinam, co. Mountgomery, 
late in the tenure of Evan Dloyd and Evan Phillips, and now 
of Anne Lloyd, widow, and John Morris, and lately purchased 
by the said Lord Viscount Hereford from Sir Richard Middle- 
ton, bart. Witnesses : Prj-ce Devereux of Tregoed in Brecon- 
shire ; Robert Devereux ; Tho. Jones. 

D.D. 703. Indenture, dated 26 March 1720, being a 
grant by release of the property described in D.D. 702, to the 
said John Read. Consideration, £300. Witnesses : as in 
D.D. 702. 

D.D. 704. Indenture, dated 23 June 1720, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Joseph Griffithes of Melynog Vechan, co. Motmtgomery, 
gent., and Edward Grifl&thes of ;Bath, co. Somerset, gent., 
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CO. Denbigh, spinster, of two messuages, a smith's shop, and 
parcels of land called Pwll yr ajall, Gwyrglodd a Kilgwyn, Gwyr- 
glodd pen y bryn, Erw cledren, Erw garreg, Daleth a maes, Erw 
verr, Erw cue Howell, Cae newydd.Cae oddiaryty, Llown ucha, Cae 
lerwarth, Yr ole, Cae yn y maes, Croffydd, and Erw pen y ffordd, 
all in the parish of Llansantfraid, co. Mountgomery, and in 
the tenures of said Joseph Griffithes, Alice Pugh and Edward 
Whitefield. Witnesses : Ell. Maurice ; Edw. Maurice ; John 
Wynn. 

D.D. 705. Indenture, dated 24 June 1720, being a 
mortgage for £140 from Joseph Griffithes of Melynog Vechan, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., and Edward Grifhthes of Bath, co. 
Somerset, (his eldest son and heir apparent), to Frances 
Maurice of Penybont, co. Denbigh, spinster, of the property 
mentioned in D.D. 704. Witnesses : as in D.D. 704. 

D.D. 706. Release, dated 28 April 1721, from Richard 
Rock of Treffnanty, co. Mountgomery, esq., to Hugh Jones, 
of an annuity of £5 secured to the said Richard Rock by a 
charge on certain property by indentures, dated 23 and 24 
Oct., 1717, and made between Philip Morris of the Hurst, co. 
Salop, gent., and Hanna his wife, of the first part, Michael 
Middleton of Shrewsburj^ gent., Frances his wife, William 
Middleton, gent., deceased (son and heir apparent of the said 
Michael Middleton and Frances his wife), and Elizabeth 
Middleton, spinster, (daughter of the said Michael and Frances 
Middleton, and now wife of Mr. Hugh Jones of Shrewsbury), 
of the second part, Wilham Morris of Pentrynant, co. Mount- 
gomery, gent., of the third part, and said Richard Rock (then 
of Shrewsbury) of the fourth part. The release recites that 
the said William Middleton, the son, had died without issue, 
and that the said Elizabeth had married the said Hugh Jones, 
and that, as daughter and heiress of the said Michael and 
Frances Middleton, the freehold of the said property (sub- 
ject to the said annuity was vested in the said Hugh Jones 
and Elizabeth his wife. Consideration, £100. Witnesses : 
Wm. Evans ; Hen. Morgan. 

D.D. 707. Probate of the will, dated 24 April 1725, 
of Richard Morgan of Llanllwchayarn, co. Mountgomery, 
clerk. Testator devised as follows : — ^To Henry Morgan of 
Henblas, co. Anglesey, gent, (eldest surviving son of Mr. Wm. 
Morgan, late Chancellor of Bangor) and to his issue, my realty 
in the townships of Bromwood and Rhandir in the parish of 
I/landyssil, co. Moimtgomery, with similar remainders in 
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bella Morgan (the three sisters of the said Henry Morgan of 
Henblas) with remainder to Rev. Dr. Robert Morgan, rector 
of Rhos and one of the canons of Hereford. To Ehzabeth, 
wife of Richard Buckeley of Glanhafren, gent., ;^20. To 
WilUam, John, Edward, Mary, and Ehzabeth (the five youngest 
children of said Richard Buckeley by Elizabeth, his wife), 
■£i4f each. To the children of Robert Powell of Cherbury, 
deceased, 50s. The following are also mentioned : John 
Powell of Mountgomery, cooper, and his sons Robert, and 
Charles Powell ; Charles, son of Charles Jones of Fron fraith. 
Witnesses : Math. Price ; James Mils ; Robert Roberts. 

D.D. 708. Indenture, dated 24 May 1728, being a 
lease for 16 years, from John Haj'ward, the yoimger, gent., 
and William Hayward, malster, both of Bath, co. Somerset, 
(trustees of Joseph Griffithes, a minor), to Morris Oliver of 
Llansonfraid, co. Montgomery, yeoman, of two messuages 
and a smith shop, and parcels of land appertaining and situate 
in the parish of Llansonfraid aforesaid and late in the tenure 
of Joseph Griffithes of Melinog Vechan, co. Montgomery, gent., 
the deceased grandfather of the said Joseph Griffithes, the 
minor. Rent, £23. Witnesses : Wm. James ; Tho. Scuda- 
more. 

D.D. 709. Indenture, dated 17 April 1729, being a 
release from Richard Turnor, the elder, of Newtown, co. 
Mountgomery, blacksmith, to William Buxton, of Dolvor, 
in the said county, gent., of the equity of redemption of a 
messuage, &c., called Rhose Adda in the township of Garthilin, 
[co. Mountgomery], which had been mortgaged to the said 
William Buxton on 22 Sept. 1724. Consideration, ^32 los. 
making with the amount due on mortgage, ;^ioo. Witnesses : 
Vaughan Ingram ; Edward Turner ; Jno. Bishop. 

D.D. 710. Indenture, dated 5 July 1730, whereby 
James Baxter of Newtowne, co. Motmtgomery, apothecary, 
grants to William Powell of Poole in the same county, gent., 
the following property, to the intent that a recovery might be 
suffered to enure to the use of the said James Baxter in fee 
simple : — a messuage in EskirgeiHog in the said county, and 
the following closes, viz. : 4 acres called Pwll glas ; 4 acres 
lying between the lands of the said John Jones, and a way 
leading from a place called Bron y vellin towards the house 
of the said John Jones ; one acre lying between the said way 
on the one side, and the lands of the said John Jones and 
Pwll glas, on the other side ; 5 acres called Kae llwyd ; three 
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said property is in Eskirgeiliog aforesaid and was heretofore 
purchased by James Baxter, deceased, (grandfather of James 
Baxter, party hereto), from Francis Simkies ; 3 acres called 
Craig fryn, in the township of Dyffryn Llanvaire, co. Mount- 
gomery in the tenure of Elizabeth Baxter ; i acre in Dyffryn 
Llanvaire, adjoining the glebe land of the parish church of 
Newtown and near a house called Saint Giles ; 3 acres at 
Dyffryn Llanvaire, adjoining the highway leading from New- 
town to the town of Mountgomery ; a messuage and lands 
called y tuy yn hen bryn yr arglwyddes, in Garthilyn, in the 
parish of Kerry, co. Moimtgomery. Witnesses : Humphrey 
Morris ; John Colley, junior. 

D.D. 711. Indenture, dated 26 Sept. 1730, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from John Derwas of Kefen Briew, co, Mountgomery, gent., 
and Jane Humphreys of Oswestry, co. Salop, widow, to 
Humphrey Parry of lylanvilling, co. Mountgomery, gent., 
of a messuage and lands called Dy dan y graig, in Kefen Coch, 
CO. Mountgomery, in the tenure of David John David, also a 
messuage and lands called Dy dan y pistill, in the township of 
Henvache, co. Denbigh. Witnesses : Henry Kyfiin ; John 
Rogers ; Mary Jones ; John Jones, vicar of Hope. 

D.D. 712. Indenture, dated 8 Mar. 1731-2, whereby 
Vaughan Barrett of Oswestry, co. Salop, gent., and Thomas 
Griffith Biggs of Chastleton, co. Oxon, clerk, (second son of 
Henry Biggs, the elder, of Benthall in the parish of Alberbury, 
CO. Salop, esq., deceased, by Sarah his wife, which Henry 
Biggs, the elder, was the son of Mary Biggs deceased, who 
was the sister of Henry Grifhthes, esq., deceased), grant to 
Robert Evans of Lincoln's Inn, gent., the following property 
to the intent that a recovery might be suffered to enure to 
the use of Wilham Rawlins of Oxford, gent., on trust for 
the said Thomas Griffith Biggs in fee simple, but subject to 
certain estates limited : — a messuage and lands in the town- 
ships of Haughton otherwise Haughlton, Llandrinio and Llan- 
disilHo ; co. Moimtgomery, which had been purchased by 
the said Henry Griffiths from Gideon Rowley, gent., de- 
ceased ; a messuage and lands in Haughton aforesaid, pur- 
chased by the said Henry Griffiths from Edward Vaughan and 
Arthur Vaughan, gent. ; parcels of land at Haughton afore- 
said, purchased by the said Henry Griffiths from Thomas 
Meredith, and Elizabeth, his wife ; two ' sellions ' or butts of 
land in Haughton aforesaid, lying in a common field called 
Mayes meficlinells, containing one acre ; all realtj'' in Stock- 



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fields, called the Stockfields otherwise Smithiefields in the 
parish of Alberbury, co. Salop ; a messuage and lands called 
the Stockfields in the said parish of Alberbury and lately pur- 
chased in the name of Mr. Samuel Biggs (brother-in-law of the 
said Henr3^ Griffiths) on trust for the said Henry Griffiths ; 
lands called the Two lower breeches, otherwise Breeches, in 
ffoard, CO. Salop, purchased by the said Henry Griffiths from 
George Crosse, gent., and Dorothy, his wife, Margaret Anne 
and EHnor Crosse, the daughters and heiresses apparent of the 
said George Crosse ; messuages and lands in Church Amwood 
otherwise Church Hanwood, co. Salop. The deed recites that 
the above property was, by indenture dated 12 Feb, 1675-6, 
settled (subject to certain uses since determined) to the use 
of the said Thomas Griffiths Bigge for his hfe with remainder 
to his first and other sons successively in tail, with remainder 
to the said Henry Biggs in tail male ; that the said Henry 
Griffiths died without issue, and Henry Biggs, the younger 
(eldest son of said Henry Biggs the elder and Sarah his wife), 
died leaving only one son, Nicholas Biggs, who died without 
issue and the estate therefore vested in the said Thomas 
Griffith Biggs. Witnesses : F. Chambre ; John Chambre ; 
John Bishopp ; J. Brooks ; Tho. Thompson. 

D.D. 713. Attested Copy, dated 6 Oct. 1786, of an 
indenture, dated 7 April 173 1, whereby Sir Blunden Charlton 
of lyudford, CO. Hereford, bart., grants to Francis Charlton, esq. 
(son and heir apparent of the said Sir Blunden Charlton, by 
Dame Mary his wife), all his realty in Churchstock, Huzing- 
ton Bishops, Three Towns, and Rowas in the parish of Church- 
stock, CO. Montgomery, to hold for the life of the said Sir 
Blimden Charlton, with remainder, (subject to a term of 200 
years after the death of the said Sir Blunden Charlton) to the 
said Francis Charlton in fee simple. The indenture recites 
indentures, dated 3 and 4 ]\lar. 1702-3, and made between 
Sir Francis Charlton, bart. (deceased father of the said Sir 
Blunden Charlton, then Blunden Charlton, esq.) of the first 
part. Right Hon, I^rd Foley, baron of Kidderminster (then 
Thomas Foley of Whitley Court, co. Worcester, esq.), Phillip 
Foley of Prestwood, co. Stafford, esq., Salway Winnington of 
Stamford Court, co. Worcester, esq., Edward Winnington of 
the JMiddle Temple, lyondon, esq., James Nash of Martly, co. 
Worcester, gent., Joseph Cox of Kidderminster, gent., and 
Dame Mary Charlton (wife of the said Sir Blunden Charlton 
and then called Mary Foley, sister of the said Thomas Foley), 
of the second part, and certain trustees of the third part, 
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of the said Sir Blunden Charlton for his Hfe, with remainder 
to such child of his by the said Mary, and for such estates as 
the said Sir Francis Charlton should by will appoint, and, in 
default of such appointment, to the uses declared in the said 
recited indentures ; that no such appointment was made by 
the said Sir Francis Charlton. Witnesses : Edwd. Baughe ; 
Job Charlton ; Fran. Rocke. 

D.D. 714. Indenture, dated 12 May 1732, being a 
second mortgage for £50, from Mary Bright, spinster (only 
daughter and heiress of Joseph Bright by Susan his deceased 
wife), to Jeremiah Brown of MoUington Hall, co. Mountgomery 
esq., of an annuity of £5 charged on a messuage, &c., in 
Bacheldre, co. Mountgomery, by indentures, dated 30 and 31 
Aug. 1731 and granted by Edward Bright, shoemaker, and 
the said Mary Bright, to John Jones, gent., in trust for the said 
Mary Bright during the life of the said Edward Bright. The 
indenture recites indentures dated 23 and 24 Sept. 173 1, 
whereby the said Mary Bright mortgaged the said annuity 
to the said Jeremiah Brown to secure ;^I20 advanced by him. 
Witnesses : Jer. Brown ; D. Davies ; Edward Price. 

D.D. 715. Indenture, dated 11 April 1733, being a 
grant from Elizabeth Britain of the parish of Kerry, co. 
Moimtgomery, widow, to Edward Britain of the same place, 
yeoman, of the fee simple of a messuage in the said parish of 
Kerry, subject to an annuity of los. to the said Elizabeth 
Britain for her life. Consideration, £7. Witnesses : John 
Harding ; Edward Eloyd ; Edward Eewis. 

D.D. 716. Indenture, dated 4 Aug. 1735, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Rev. Thomas Griffith Biggs of Chaselton, co. Oxford, clerk, 
to John Peers of Welshpool, co. Mountgomery, gent., of a 
mansion house and lands in Broadway in the parish of Church- 
stock, CO. Mountgomery, in the tenure of Thomas Shuker, 
and two farms called Blackland farm, and Sunny bank farm in 
Broadway and Hurdley in the said parish of Churchstock, 
in the tenures of James Richards and Joseph Evans. Wit- 
nesses : Jo. Tate of Ashford ; Humphrey (? Rosser) of the 
Royall Oak in Pool. 

D.D. 717. Indenture, dated 14 Feb. 1736-7, whereby 
Joseph Griffiths of the parish of Saint Stephen, Coleman 
Street, London, jeweller (son and heir of Edward Griffiths of 
Bath, CO. Somerset, gent., and grandson and heir of Joseph 
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deceased) and Anne his wife, in consideration of {160 already 
owing and of a further sum of £iS 8s. iid. now advanced by 
Frances Maurice of Shrewsbury, co. Salop, spinster, covenant 
to levy a fine of the property described in D.D. 704, to enure 
to the use of the said Frances Maurice until she be paid 
£Z'20 i8s. iid. and interest thereon, and thereafter to enure 
to the use of the appointees of the said Joseph Griffiths, party 
hereto. Witnesses: Price Maurice ; Edward Travers ; George 
Fulthorp. 

D.D. 718. Indenture, dated 15 Nov. 1736, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Charles Humphreys of Pennant in the parish of Berriew, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., to John Gethin of the parish of 
Bettus in the same county, gent., of a messuage and lands 
called y ty yn errow y llwyfe, in the township of Graig in the 
parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, and in the tenure of John 
Raff e ; also two parcels of land called Errow ah saer (6 acres) , 
and Y llwyn (2 acres), both in the said parish of Kerry. Wit- 
nesses : Thos. Kitchin and Lewis Williams, both of Newtown. 

D.D. 719. Indenture, dated 14 June 1737, being a 
mortgage (by way of a demise for 500 years) for £^^$0, from 
Bagott Read, the younger, of Chester, gent., to William Morris 
of Pentrenant, co. Mountgomery, gent., of two messuages 
and lands in the tenure of Richard Watts, a parcel of land 
called Dolegummer , in the tenure of the said Richard Watts, 
a messuage, &c., called Trewythan vach, late in the tenure of 
Giles Jarman and now of John Powell, a messuage, &c., called 
Tu coch in the tenure of Robert Mason, a messuage, &c., in 
Caersoes, late in the tenure of the said Richard Watts, a 
messuage, &c., called Parke gate, and a parcel of land late in 
the tenure of Evan Woosnam, all the said premises being in 
the parishes of lylandinam, Llanwonog and Trevegloes, co. 
Mountgomery ; also all realty heretofore of Humphrey Jones 
late of Garthmill in the said county, gent., deceased, and 
conveyed by him to John Read (grandfather of the said Bagott 
Read), who devised the same to the said Bagott Read. Wit- 
nesses : Thos. Marsh ; Geo. Morris. 

D.D. 720. Declaration, dated 14 June 1737, by William 
Morris of Pentrenant, co. Mountgomery, gent., that the £550 
advanced by him on a mortgage of even date herewith, of the 
property described in D.D. 719 and made between John Jones 
of the parish of Churchstock, co. Mountgomery, gent., (eldest 
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Mountgomery, gent., deceased), of the first part, Bagott Read 
of Chester, esq., (eldest son and heir of John Read of Pen- 
rhyddlan, co. Mountgomery, esq. deceased), of the second part, 
Susanna Grismond of the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, 
spinster, of the third part, and said WilHam Morris of the 
fourth part, was the money of the said Bagott Read. Wit- 
nesses : Thos. Marsh ; Geo. Morris. 

D.D. 721. Indenture, dated 26 Feb. 1738-9, whereby 
Jonathan Humphreys of Newtown, co. Mountgomery, gent., 
and Margaret his wife, declare that a fine levied at the last 
Great Sessions held at Pool, co. Mountgomery, of two messu- 
ages and lands called Wee^ ucha, and Brin y pibbe, and a 
messuage and lands formerly in the tenure of James Baxter, 
gent., (the deceased father of the said Margaret), and situate 
in the townships of Weeg Dolvor and Graig in the parish of 
Kerry, co. Mountgomery, a parcel of land called Kai keven y 
vastrey in the hamlet of Keven y vastrey, and a messuage and 
lands called Pant gwinn in the said hamlet of Keven y vastrey 
and parish of Kerry, shall enure (as to one moiety of the said 
property) to the use of John Bishop of Newtown aforesaid, 
gent., for 500 years and thereafter to the use of the said 
Jonathan Humphreys, and his wife Margaret, for their lives, 
with remainder to their issue, with remainders over. Wit- 
nesses : John Davies, glover ; Edward Bembow ; Thomas 
Davies. 

D.D. 722. Indenture, dated 31 Jan. 1737-8, whereby 
Anne Pughe of Mathavern, co. Mountgomery, spinster, demises 
for the residue of a term of 60 years, to the Hon. John Camp- 
bell of Stackpole Court, co. Pembroke, esq., James Phillips 
of Pentyparck, co. Pembroke, esq., and Roger Mostyn of 
Aberhirieth, co. Moimtgomery, esq., all the minerals in the 
waste ground or commons in the lordship of Kefeiliog, co. 
Mountgomery, (which William Pughe of Mathavern aforesaid, 
esq., had by his will, dated 19 May 1718 bequeathed to his 
surviving daughters in order to raise a sum of £1,600 and also 
a rent charge of ^30 per annum for themselves, and with 
power to lease the said minerals for 60 years), on trust to raise 
for the appointees of the said Anne Pughe the said ^^1600 
and the rent charge of ;^30. The indenture recites that the 
said William Pughe died in Oct. 1719 and that his son and 
heir apparent, John Pughe of Mathavern, esq., by a deed 
poll, dated 6 June 1729, ratified the said bequest to his sisters 
the said Anne Pughe, and Jane Pughe (since deceased). 
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D.D. 723. Probate of the will, dated 3 June 1738, 
of James Price of the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery. 
Testator bequeathed as follows : To my only friend and 
executor, Da\dd Pugh of Cwm Cillroith in the said parish of 
Kerry, 3'eoman, the messuage and lands called Tu yn ^ardd 
y go, otherwise Tti yn cwm y dunads and two parcels of land 
containing 4 acres, all in the said parish of Kerry ; also 3 acres 
called y craig vryn and one acre of pasture in a field, in the 
tenure of Charles Da\dd, situate in Killroith aforesaid, and a 
parcel of land in Clothie in the said parish of Kerry. Wit- 
nesses : Thomas Broome ; Thomas Broome, senior ; John 
Griffith. The probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 724. Indenture, dated 20 July 1739, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from John Myddelton of Church Castle, co. Denbigh, esq., to 
John Humffreys of Llan\'>"llin co. Mountgomery, gent., of a 
messuage, lands and water corn mill in Bodrom and Gwithgell, 
in the parish of Iylanv>'llin, co. Mountgomery, in the tenure 
of Job Briscoe, a messuage and lands in Garthgell aforesaid, 
in the tenure of Oliver Buckley, a messuage and lands in 
Garthgell, in the tenure of Evan Roberts and his son David 
Evans, a messuage and lands in Bodrom aforesaid, called The 
Point, in the tenure of John Jones, a messuage and lands 
called Ty yn y pwll in the parish of Manavon, co. Moimt- 
gomery, in the tenure of Evan Thomas, a messuage and lands 
in Penniarth in the parish of Myvod, co. Mountgomery, in 
the tenure of Humphrey Jones and Evan Jones, and the 
moiety of the impropriated tithes, &c., of the parish of Llan- 
vair, CO. Mountgomery. Witnesses : John Griffithes of Garn ; 
Da. Williams of Lodge ; John Davies of Trewylan. 

D.D. 725. Final Concord in a fine at the Great Sessions 
held at Pool, for co. Mountgomery on 15 Aug. 1740, levied 
of a messuage and 51 acres in Cefen y mvnicJt in the parish 
of Kerry, co. Moimtomery, wherein Charles Humphreys, 
gent., was plaintiff, and Bridgett Shenton, widow, David 
Shenton, gent., Charles Jones, yeoman, and Mary his wife 
were defendants. 

D.D. 726. Indenture, dated 21 June 1741, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Richard Pugh of the township of Tre yr llan in the parish 
of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, yeoman, Ann Morris of the said 
parish of Kerr>^ widow, Henry Graty of the same parish, 
glazier, and Margaret his wife, to John Griffiths of fforest, in 
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of land (containing half an acre), in the township of Tre yr 
llan aforesaid, and formerly called The old hall in the village 
of Kerry. Witnesses : John Bayley ; Lewis Jones. 

D.D. 727. Indenture, dated 7 Feb. 1745-6, whereby 
Evan Evans of Pengwern, co. Mountgomery, gent., in order 
to bar entails, grants to Humphrey Parry, the elder, of Llan- 
vylling, CO. Mountgomery, gent., messuages and lands called 
Pengivern vawr and Pengwern vechan in the parishes of Pennant 
and Ivlangynnog, co. Mountgomery, in the tenure of Henry 
Hennings, gent., Robert Owen and David Parry, and a mes- 
suage, &c., in Garthgelynnen fawr, in the said parish of Pen- 
nant, called Kilenos, in the tenure of Edward Morris and 
Richard Williams, to the intent that a recovery might be 
suffered to enure to the use of the said Evan Evans in fee 
simple. Witnesses : Matthew Williams ; Hum. Parry, junior. 

D.D. 728. Indenture, dated 22 Aug. 1746, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Susanna Home of Hussington, co. Mountgomer}^ widow, 
William Morris of Pentrevawr in the same coimty, gent., 
Lewis Griffiths of the Meadows, co. Mountgomery, gent., and 
John Home of Hussington aforesaid, gent., to Ellen Biggs of 
London, co. Middlesex, widow, of two meadows in Hurdley, 
CO. Mountgomery, called Chelmicks meadow, in the tenure of 
John Sibbey, the yoimger. Witnesses : George Baxter ; 
Geo. Morris. 

D.D. 729. Indenture, dated 28 Jiily 1747, being a 
mortgage (by way of a demise for 500 years) for ^^30, from 
Mathew Evans of Trefeen in the parish of Kerry, co. Mount- 
gomery, gent., to Thomas Edwards of Bettws Hall in the 
parish of Bettws, co. Mountgomery, yeoman, of a house and 
garden called Chutt, and a field called Cwm, containing 2 acres 
of land and bounded north-eastwardly by Mathew Jones of 
Trefeen's land, south-eastwardly by other lands of the said 
Mathew Evans, westwardly by the lands late of John Ship- 
man deceased, northwardly by Bryn y voil being part of a 
tenement in Trefeen belonging to Valentine Hughes of Park 
in the said county, esq. ; also a quillet of land containing half 
an acre between the lands of Thomas Collins and other lands 
of the said Mathew Evans ; two pieces of land between other 
land of the said Mathew Evans, and a piece of ground called 
The four acres, being part of the said tenement of Trefeen 
and belonging to Valentine Hughes, the one containing two 
acres adjoining a lane on the northward part thereof, the other 
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gwenthrew ; and an acre of land and two quillets containing 
two acres. Witnesses : Charles Humphreys ; Charles Gar. 
Humphreys. 

D.D. 730. Collation, dated 9 Dec. 1747, of Robert 
Gibson, clerk, M.A., by Samuel, bishop of St. Asaph, to the 
sinecure rectory of Llanbrynmaire, co. Montgomerv^ but 
reserving to the bishop and his successors all episcopal rights 
and the dignity and honour of the Cathedral Church of St. 
Asaph. 

D.D. 731. Indenture, dated 28 Sept. 1749, being a 
lease for a 5'ear (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Thomas Ivloj^d of Trefnant, co. Mountgomery, esq., to 
Richard Tudor of Pool in the same county, gent., of an orchard 
or parcel of land in a common field in the parish of Pool, co. 
Mountgomery, called The henvaes, but for many years past 
enclosed and adjoining a parcel of land called Close y chappell, 
and late in the tenure of Richard Evans, the younger, butcher ; 
also a parcel of land in the parish of Guilsfield in the said 
county, adjoining a piece of land of the said Richard Tudor, 
lying on the side of the river Severn. Witnesses : Hum. 
Mostyn ; Jno. Peers ; IMillington Buckley. 

D.D. 732. Probate of the will, dated 21 Feb. 1750-1, 
of Susann Evans of the parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery, 
widow. Testatrix bequeathed as follows : — To my nephew 
John Morris of Kerry aforesaid, my house in Kerry, called 
The hall, but charged with the payment of £5 each to 
Catherine (wife of James IVfills of Penarth in the parish of 
Newtown, co. Montgomery), my nephews Edward Morris and 
Samuell Morris, and my nieces Elizabeth Bebb, and Jemima 
(wife of Evan Pr>^ce) . Witnesses : Martha Griffiths ; Ann 
Evans ; John Griffiths. The probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 733. Indenture, dated i Aug, 1750, being a mort- 
gage for ^34 from John Oliver of the parish of Llanbadarn 
Vynidd, co. Radnor, yeoman, to Thomas Davies of the parish 
of Llanvair Waterdine, co. Salop, yeoman, of a messuage, &c., 
called Garthelin, in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, 
in the tenure of David Pearce. Witnesses : Edward Pryce ; 
Sil. Williams. 

D.D. 734. Indenture, dated i July, 1752 being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Richard Morris of Mathavarn, co. Mountgomery, gent., to 
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messuages and lands called Y Frongoch, Frondydur and Pant 
Llyddiarde in the township of Glinbrochan in the parish of 
Ivlangirrig, co. Mountgomery, in the tenure of John David ; 
also messuages and lands called Tythin cwmcay and Tylhin 
cae llwyd in the township of Gwernybwlch in the parish of 
Cemmes, co. Mountgomery, and in the tenure of Catherine 
Humphrey, otherwise David, widow. Witnesses : Price 
Hughes ; Robert Hartley Owen. 

D.D. 735. Indenture, dated 9 July 1755, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Thomas Kitchen, the younger, of the parish of Kerry, co. 
Montgomery, gent., to George Morris of Pentrenant in the 
same county, gent., of a messuage and lands in the township of 
Kefen y Berren in the said parish of Kerry, and in the tenure 
of Stephen Morris, blacksmith ; also a messuage and lands 
called The court in the township of Gwernawid in the said 
parish of Kerry, and in the tenure of Thomas Kitchin, gent., 
a messuage and lands in the village of Kerry in the township 
of Brynllowarch in the said parish of Kerry and in the tenure 
of John Davies, a messuage &c., and three meadows in the 
tenure of John Davies, a messuage, &c., and three meadows 
in the townships of Tre yr llan and Brynllowarch in the said 
parish of Kerry and in the tenure of Richard Amias, Richard 
Jones and Thomas Kitchin ; also a parcel of meadow land 
and a parcel of land in the said township of Brynllowarch, 
in the tenure of Edward Jennings. Witnesses : Gilley Syer 
of Hayton, Salop ; Ad. Ward of Upton, Herefordshire. 

D.D. 736. Indenture, dated 11 Nov. 1755, being a 
mortgage (by way of a demise for 500 years) for £40, from John 
Morris of the village and parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, 
carpenter, to Thomas Hudson of the parish of Tregynnon, 
in the same coimty, yeoman, of a messuage, garden and 
half an acre of land called Old haall in the said village of Kerry, 
late in the tenure of Susan Evans, widow, Sarah Bridg- 
water, spinster, and Henry Graty, glazier, and now of Mary 
Jones and Edward Jones. Witnesses : B. Humphreys ; 
Chas. Gard. Humphreys. 

D.D. 737. Indenture, dated 4 April 1759, being a grant 
from Jeremiah Bright of the parish of lyittle Hereford, co. 
Hereford, blacksmith, and Mary his wife, to Edward Powell 
of the parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery, blacksmith, of the 
fee simple of a moiety of a messuage, garden, hempbutt and 
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Penygelly in the said parish of Kerry, and in the tenure of the 
said Edward Powell and Edward Stephens. Consideration, 
;f35. Witnesses : Richard Clough ; John Griffiths. 

D.D. 738. Indenture, dated 26 April 1759, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Edward Rowley of Gwenthriew in the parish of Kerry, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., to Richard Rogers of Glanmehely 
in the said parish, gent., of a parcel of land called The meadow 
by the sarn, in the township of Kefn y Berren in the said parish 
of Kerry and containing about two days' math of hay ; also 
a parcel of land called The merllyn, containing one day's math 
of hay, in the township of Gwenthriew aforesaid. Witnesses : 
Charles Humphreys ; Fra. Dorsett. 

D.D. 739. Indenture, dated 27 April 1759, being a 
release from Edward Rowley of Gwenthriew in the parish of 
Kerry, co. Mountgomery, gent., to Richard Rogers of Glan- 
mehely in the said parish, gent., of the property described in 
D.D. 738. Consideration, £6y. Witnesses : as in D.D. 738. 

D.D. 740. Indenture, dated 3 Aug. 1759, being a lease 
for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Edward Powell of the Waine in the parish of Kerry, co. 
Montgomery, blacksmith, to Edward Powell, the younger, 
of Newcastle in the parish of Clunn, co. Salop, yeoman, of a 
messuage, garden, hempbutt and three parcels of land called 
The waine, in the township of Pen y gelly in the said parish 
of Kerry and in the tenure of the said Edward Powell (the 
father), and Edward Stephens. Witnesses : Owen Jones ; 
John Griffiths. 

D.D. 741. Indenture, dated i Sept. 1759, whereby 
William lyloyd of the township of Kilkewidd in the parish of 
fforden, co. Montgomery, yeoman, covenants to levy a fine 
at the next Great Sessions, to John Meredith of Pool in the 
said county, gent., of a messuage and lands in the said town- 
ship of Kilkewidd, to enure to the use of the said William 
lyloyd in fee simple. Witnesses : Evan Evans and John 
WilUams, junior ; both of Pool. N.B. — The seals are heraldic. 

D.D. 742. Indenture, dated i Oct. 1759, whereby 
Richard Jennings of Newtown, co. Montgomery, mercer 
(surviving executor of the will of his father, Richard Jennings, 
of Newtown, mercer, deceased, and one of the executors of 
Sarah Evans of Newtown, spinster, deceased), assigns (with 
the consent of Isaac Pugh the younger, of Balbro, in the parish 
of lylandissil, co. Montgomery) to Thomas Jennings of New- 

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town aforesaid, mercer, the residue of a term of 500 years 
created by an indenture, dated 2 May 1749, whereby the said 
Sarah Evans mortgaged for £100 to the said Richard Jennings 
deceased, two messuages and gardens in Newtown aforesaid, 
late in the tenures of Matthew Lewis andSarahEvans, deceased, 
and now of John Humphreys, Mercy Evans, spinster, and 
Evan Evans, the father of the said Sarah Evans, deceased. 
The indenture recites that the said Sarah Evans by her will 
dated 14 May 1758, devised her realty (subject to a life estate 
to her father Evan Evans) to the said Richard Jennings 
(party hereto) and Isaac Pugh, the younger, of Balbro in the 
parish of lylandissil, co. Montgomery, yeoman. Considera- 
tion, 5s. Witnesses : David Lewis ; Chas. Gard. Humphreys. 

D.D. 743. Draft Indenture, dated 12 Jan. 1760, 
being a mortgage for ;f450 from Humphrey Walcot of Bitter- 
ley, CO. Salop, clerk, to Mary Lewis of Rowton, co. Salop, 
spinster, of a farm called Tuy y diggum, otherwise Tttthyn y 
diggwm otherwise Du guyn, with common of sheepwalks 
thereto belonging, in the parishes, townships and hamlets of 
Mothtry, and Llan Eskergilio, otherwise Ethergilio, co. 
Montgomery and formerly in the tenure of Hugh Jenkins, and 
now of Edward Stephens. The indenture recites an inden- 
ture, dated 29 Mar. 1755, whereby Richard Oakeley of Oake- 
ley, CO. Salop, esq., Humphrey Walcot of Clun, co. Salop, 
clerk, Charles vStevenson of Bishops Castle, co. Salop, gent., 
Thomas Drew of the same place, inn holder, and Robert 
Morgan of Sutton, co. Montgomery (only son and heir at law of 
Arthtir Morgan of the same place, esq., deceased) in consider- 
ation of £841 I2S., granted the said property to the said Abram 
Jones to the use of the appointees of the said Humphrey 
Walcot. 

D.D. 744. Indenture, dated 19 Feb. 1760, being a 
lease for 21 years from the Right Hon. Henry Arthur, Earl 
of Powis, to Humphrey Parry of the town of Llanvilling, 
attorney, of parcels of land called the Mountain leasows and 
Cae robbins in the parish of Buttington and in the lordship 
of Teirtreff and township of Hope, co. Montgomery, and in 
the tenure of the said Humphrey Parry. Rent, £6. Minerals, 
timber, and right of hunting, hawking and shooting reserved 
to the landlord. Witnesses : Joseph Chapman ; William 
Baldwyn. 

D.D. 745. Indenture, dated 25 Mar. 1760, whereby 
Elizabeth Humphreys of Oswestry, co. Salop, spinster (residu- 
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Oswestry aforesaid, widow, deceased), assigns to James 
Hennings of Pool, co. Montgomery, mercer, a mortgage for 
£200 (given by Evan Evans of Kilenos, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., on 25 Mar. 1746-7, to the said Jane Humphreys), of 
a messuage, lands and a cottage, called Kilenos, situate in 
Garthgylynnenfawr in the parish of Pennant, co. Mount- 
gomer3\ Consideration, £216. The said Evan Evans further 
charges the said property with £204 now advanced by the said 
Evan Evans. Witnesses : John Williams of Oswestry ; Da. 
Roberts of Oswestry ; H. Humphreys, Bala ; Hugh Jones, 
servant to Mr. Hennings at Llangynog. 

D.D. 746. Indenture, dated 10 July 1760, being a 
lease for 99 years (if Richard Willcox of the parish of Kerry, 
CO. Montgomery, and his sons Richard Willcox and Arthur 
Willcox or one of them should so long live), from the Right 
Hon. Henry Arthur, Earl of Powis, to the said Richard 
Willcox of a house and garden and 5 acres of land in the 
parish and lordship of Kerry aforesaid. Rent, £2. Min- 
erals, timber and right of hunting, hawking and shooting 
reserved to the landlord. Witnesses : James Galloway ; 
Joseph Chapman. 

D.D. 747. Indenture, dated 2 Feb. 1761, whereby 
Robert Davies, the elder, of Llangedwin, co. Denbigh, gent., 
and his eldest son and heir apparent, Robert Davies, the 
yoimger, of the Middle Temple, London, gent., grant to David 
Roberts of Oswestry, co. Salop, gent., the messuages and lands 
called Gwenynog issa (in the teniure of Roger Davies), Ty yn y 
llwyn (in the tenure of Arthur Hugh), and Ty yn y gwen gefn 
(in the tenure of John Thomas), all being in the township of 
Kinhinfa in the parish of Llangyniew, co. Mountgomery, to the 
intent that a recovery might be suffered to enure to the use of 
the said Robert Davies, the elder, in fee simple. Witnesses : 
Samuell Sidebotham of Llangedwin ; Sam. Sidebotham, jimior; 
John Jones of Llangedwin ; Joseph Waring, junior ; Mary Side- 
botham. 

D.D. 748. Final Concord in a fine at the Great Sessions 
for CO. Moimtgomery, held at Pool on the 14 Mar. 1761, wherein 
John Hollings, esq., was plaintiff, and Robert Merry, esq., 
and Margaret his wife were defendants and acknowledged 
that six messuages, cottages, &c., and 220 acres of land in the 
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D.D. 749. Indenture, dated i Feb. 1764, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from John 
Morris of Gilvach in the parish of Llandinam, co. Momitgomery 
gent., to Maurice Stephens, the younger, of the town of L,lan- 
idloes in the same coimty, gent., of a messuage and lands 
called Penybryn in the township of Dethyenid, in the said 
parish of lylandinani, in the tenure of Edward Lewis and 
Sarah Lewis, widow, two pieces of land called The pieces below 
the house, in the tenure of John Morris, a meadow called 
Gwerglor y cwm, containing 7 acres, in the tenure of Abraham 
Stanley, parcels of land called Caesicill (7 acres) and Cue 
heddow (3 acres), all in the tenure of said John Morris, and a 
parcel of land called Cae Howell in the tenure of Mary Owen, 
widow ; all the said parcels of land being in the said township 
of Dethyenid. Witnesses: J. Devereux; John Jones, Black 
Hall. 

D.D. 750. Indenture, dated 4 April 1764, beuig a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), from 
Thomas Davies of the parish of Llanvair Waterdine, co. Salop, 
yeoman, and John Oliver of Garthilin in the parish of Kerry, 
CO. Mountgomery, j-eoman, to Wilham Turner of Gwernygoe 
in the said parish of Kerry, gent., of a messuage and lands 
called Garthilin, in the township of Garthilin and said parish of 
Kerry, and now in the tenure of Thomas Owen. Witnesses : 
Edwd. Lewis ; Humph. Humphreys. 

D.D. 751. Transcript of a recovery suffered at the 
Great Sessions held at Pool, co. Montgomery on 3 Aug. 1769, 
wherein Richard Pryce, esq., plaintiff, recovered from John 
Williams, gent., three messuages and 200 acres of land in 
Hem and Rhandir in the parishes of Forden and Llandyssil, 
CO. Montgomery, Defendant called on Margaret Jones and 
Thomas Jones to warrant the title. 

D.D. 752. Indenture, dated i Nov. 1769, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), from 
Mary Jones of Kerry, co. Montgomery, widow, to Richard 
Rogers of Cefn-y-berren, co. Montgomery, gent., of a house 
and garden in the township of Cefn-y-berren aforesaid, in the 
tenure of Mary Lewis, widow. Witnesses : Richd. Thomas ; 
Wm. Thomas. 

D.D. 753. Indenture, dated 30 Dec. 1772, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Edward Evans late of Lloran issa in the parish of Llan- 
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yeoman, and Roger Evans of the said parish of Llansillin, 
yeoman, to Richard Tudor of Garth, co. Montgomery, gent., 
(heir at law and sole executor of the will of Richard Tudor 
of Garth aforesaid, his late father deceased), of a messuage 
and lands in the parish of Castle Caerinion, co. Montgomery, 
in the tenure of Edward Lewis ; also a pew in the parish 
church of Castle Caerinion aforesaid. Witnesses : Richard 
Edmvmds of Llanrhaiader ; Walt. Wilhams, Oswestry ; John 
Lewis of Llansillin ; William Jones of Swan Hill. 

D.D. 754. Indenture, dated 15 Oct. 1773, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Rev. John Pryce of Dolvorwin Hall late of the parish 
of Bettus, CO. Montgomery, but afterwards of Bridgnorth, co. 
Salop, clerk (only son and heir of Thomas Pryce of the same 
place, gent., deceased), to John Herbert of Park, co. Mont- 
gomery, esq., of a messuage and lands called Glascoed, in the 
township of Graig in the parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery, 
and in the tenure of John Brown, a messuage and lands called 
Cwmddee, in the tenure of Margrat Thomas, a house, garden, 
and land in the tenure of Elenor Brown, parcels of land called 
Digley meadow (in the tenure of John Owens), Cay tan yr 
ffordd (in the tenure of Evan Pugh), and Coed bach in the 
tenure of said Evan Pugh, all the said parcels being in the said 
township of Graig. Witnesses : Edwd. Matthews ; William 
Loak. 

D.D. 755. Final Concord in a fine at the Great Sessions 
held at Pool, co. Montgomery on 5 Aug. 1774, wherein Edward 
Jones and Mary his wife, defendants, admit that 4 messuages, 
&c., and 250 acres of land in the township of Llanywarred in 
the parish of Llangirrig, co. Montgomery, are the property 
of John Jones, the plaintiff. 

D.D. 756. Indenture, dated 2 Aug. 1775, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from John 
Corless of the City of London, sadler, and Johanna Mercer 
his wife, to John Stoakes of the parish of Kerry, co. Mont- 
gomery, blacksmith, of a messuage and lands in the village 
and parish of Kerry aforesaid in the tenure of the said John 
Stoakes. Witnesses : WilUam Scholfield ; John Parry. 

D.D. 757. Indenture, dated 3 Aug. 1775, being a 
release from John Corlees of the City of London, sadler, and 
Johanna Mercer his wife, to John Stoakes of the parish of 
Kerry, co. Montgomery, blacksmith, of the property described 



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in D.D. 756. Witnesses : William Scholfield of St. Diins- 
stan's Court, Fleet St., mathematical instrument maker ; 
John Parry, Gray's Inn. 

D.D. 758. Indenture, dated 24 June 1777, whereby 
Charles Williams of the village and parish of Kerry, co. Mont- 
gomery, yeoman, (with the consent of Catherine Morris, 
widow of John Morris of the said village of Kerry, carpenter, 
deceased, and Elizabeth Morris spinster, only surviving 
daughter and heir of the said John Morris by the said Cath- 
erine his wife), assigns to John Herbert of Park, co. Mont- 
gomery, esq., a mortgage for £40 (by way of a demise for 500 
years) given on 29 May 1755 by the said John IMorris, deceased, 
to Edward Crumpton of the township of Brynllowarch, in the 
said parish of Kerry, of a messuage, &c., and two gardens 
in the township of Tre yr llan in the said parish of Kerry, in 
the tenure of the said John Morris. The indenture recites 
that on II Aug. 1768 the said property was mortgaged for 
500 years to the said Charles Williams to secure ^^50, and that 
the said John Morris subsequently died, leaving his widow 
Catherine Morris, and his only child Elizabeth Morris, sur- 
viving. Consideration, £^(). Witnesses : Richard Jones ; 
Wm. Pugh. 

D.D. 759. Indenture, dated 8 July 1777, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), from 
Edward Morris of Penybrin, in the parish of Llandinam, co. 
Montgomery, yeoman, to Bagot Read of Chester, esq., of a 
messuage and lands called Penybrin aforesaid, two parcels of 
land called The two pieces heloiv the house, and two parcels of 
land called Cae hedow, and Cae Howell, all being in the township 
of Dethienidd in the said parish of Llandinam, and late in 
the tenure of Daniel Edwards, but now of John Jenkins. 
Witnesses : W. Howell ; John Howell ; Thos. Marsh. 

D.D. 760. Indenture, dated 28 Mar. 1778, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Thomas Kitchen of Bronhailog in the parish of Kerry, 
CO. Montgomery, gent., to Thomas Jones of Lymore in the 
parish of Montgomery, gent., of a messuage, garden, hemp- 
butt, and three parcels of land called The wayne, all in the 
township of Penygeley in the said parish of Kerry, and in the 
tenure of Evan Hughes. Witnesses : Charles Thos. Jones 
of Montgomery ; Edward Farmer, Trebrodier, parish of 
Bettus, CO, Salop. 



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D.D. 761. Indenture, dated 29 Mar. 1778, being a 
release from Thomas Kitchin of Bron Hailog in the parish 
of Kerry, co. Montgomery, gent., to Thomas Jones of Iv3^- 
more in the parish of Montgomery, gent., of the property 
described in D.D. 760. Consideration, ;^i6o. Witnesses : as 
in D.D. 760. 

D.D. 762. Indenture, dated 22 Oct. 1779, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from the Right Hon. George Edward Kenry Arthur, Earl 
of Powis, to John Herbert of Park, co. Montgomery, esq., 
of messuages and lands called Cejnymynech, containing 
26a. ir. I7p. in the township of the same name and in the 
parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery, and in the tenure of Cath- 
erine Mills, widow ; also a messuage and lands containing 
5a. 2r. in the township of Gwern escob, in the said parish of 
Kerry and in the tenure of Edward Phillips. Witnesses : 
J. Probert ; Edmd. Edye. The seal is heraldic. 

D.D. 763. Indenture, dated 23 Oct. 1779, being a 
release from the Right Hon. George Edward Henry Arthur, 
Earl of Powis, to John Herbert of Park, co. Montgomery, esq., 
of the property described in D.D. 762. Consideration, £300. 
Witnesses : as in D.D. 762. 

D.D. 764. Indenture, dated i Aug 1780, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Richard Jones, otherwise Williams, late of Brinllowarch 
in the parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery, but now of the Oil 
Mills in the parish of Brompton Bryan, co. Hereford, yeoman, 
(a devisee in the will of David Pugh of Craigvryn in the said 
parish of Kerry, yeoman, deceased), to William Pugh of New- 
town, CO. Montgomery, gent., of the messuages and lands 
called Ty yn y gardd y go, otherwise Ty yn cwm y dunads and 
Craigvryn in the township of Kilroith in the said parish of 
Kerry, late in the tenure of the said David Pugh, deceased, 
John Jones and Elizabeth Cleaton, and now of David Richards, 
David Owen and Elizabeth Powell. Witnesses : — Stephens ; 
Thos. Stephens. 

D.D. 765. Indenture, dated 5 April 1781, whereby 
Edward Jennings of the Shop Vach in the parish of Kerry, co, 
Montgomery, yeoman, assigns to John Edwards of Brin- 
llowarch in the same parish, yeoman, a mortgage (by way of 
a demise for 500 years) of the property described in D.D. 764, 



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which had been given by William Pugh of Brinllowarch 
aforesaid, esq., and Thomas Broome of the same parish, gent., 
(the trustees, under the will dated 30 Jan. 1767, of David Pugh 
of Graigvryn in the said parish of Kerry, 3"eoman, deceased, 
appointed to raise, by demise or otherwise of the said pro- 
perty, certain sums to discharge testator's debts), to the said 
Edward Jennings to secure ^^32 14s. Richard Jones of the 
parish of Brampton Bryan, co. Hereford, yeoman, (the devisee 
under the will of the said David Pugh, who is entitled to the 
equity of redemption of the said property) further charges 
it with ;^67 6s. advanced by the said John Edwards. Wit- 
nesses : William Pugh, Newtown ; Edward Meyrick, Thos. 
Meredith, both of Knighton. The seals are heraldic. 

D.D. 766. Indenture, dated 11 Mar. 1783, whereby 
Edward Ingram of Glynhafren, co. Montgomery, gent., and 
Anne his wife, and Elizabeth Williams of Ruabon, co. Den- 
bigh, spinster (which Anne Ingram and Elizabeth Williams 
are the grand daughters of Robert Davies of Gesel, co. Denbigh, 
deceased, and under his will are entitled to two undivided 
third parts of his realty), grants to Thomas Morgan of Shrews- 
bury, CO. Salop, esq., two imdivided third parts of the realty 
of the said Robert Davies, situate at Kenynfa in the parish of 
Ivlangynio, co. Montgomery, and at Gyffelie in the parish 
of Ruabon, co. Denbigh, in the tenures of widow Hughes, 
widow Thomas and Edward Roberts, to the intent that re- 
coveries might be suffered to enure to the use of Sarah Williams 
of Ruabon aforesaid, widow (mother of the said Anne Ingram 
and Elizabeth Williams), in fee simple. Consideration, 
£237 los. Witnesses : R. Kenyon ; Hugh Rowland ; Robert 
Griffiths. 

D.D. 767. Abstract of the title to a messuage and 
lands called Werglodd y mats in the parish of Kerry, co. Mont- 
gomery. It commences with an indenture dated 17 Dec. 
1766 and concludes with an indenture dated 19 Nov. 1783. 

D.D. 768. Indenture, dated 19 May 1704, being a 
prenuptial settlement on the marriage of Richard Evans, 
gent, (second son of Edward Evans of Garthilin, co. Mount- 
gomery, gent., to Mary Rees, spinster (one of the daughters 
of Edward Rees of Garthihn aforesaid, yeoman, deceased), 
whereby the said Edward Evans and Richard Evans, John 
Oliver and Margaret his wife, and the said Mary Rees, all of 
Garthilin aforesaid, (which said John Oliver and Mary Rees 
are the devisees of part of the property' hereby assured, under 



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the will of the said Edward Rees), grant to Evan Evans of 
the parish of Moughtre, co. Mountgomery, gent., and Richard 
Oliver of Llanbadarn Vynidd, co. Radnor, gent., the following 
property on certain trusts therein mentioned : — The dwelling 
house of Thomas Roose built on part of the tenement called 
Bryn y rhiw in the township of Eskirgeilog, in the parish of 
Moughtree, co. Mountgomer}^ ; the mansion house wherein 
Edward Lewis formerly dwelled and parcels of land called 
Erw Vadock (containing 4 acres, and lately divided into three 
parcels), Gwerne y grane vawr (8 acres), Gwerne y grane vach 
(2 days' math), all in Dolvor and Graig in the said county 
and in the tenures of Edward Evans, Henry Meredith, Ehza- 
betli Lewis, Edward Evans and Richard Lewis ; also parcels 
of land called Wern dwmpathog (3 acres), Cae gwydd (5 acres), 
Pen y cae (3 acres), Gwaith gwr David Meredith (a quarter day's 
math), Helig jack (half day's math), Y werglodd fargod (8 acres), 
Y wern garthilin (8 acres), Coppy gwern garthilin (4 acres), 
Pwlley yr hyrddod (3 acres), Llwyn coch (6 acres), Rhosydd 
(5 acres), Y tri chyfer (3 acres), Rhyddgae (3 acres), Wern ddu 
(9 acres), Erw fforchog (3 acres), Talar hir (12 acres), Y fron 
(3 acres), Cae maen llifo (5 acres) ; also common land. Wit- 
nesses : Charles Lewis ; Lewis Jones ; Richard Jones ; Roger 
Howells. 



D.D. 769. Indenture, dated 21 Dec. 1784, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Richard Mathews, the elder, of the town of Llanidloes, 
CO. Montgomery, gent., to David Davies, the elder, of the 
same place, gent., and Hugh Evans of Eskergeiliog in the 
parish of Llanwrin, co. Montgomery., gent., of a messuage 
and lands called Eskir y hythell in the parish of Llangerig, 
CO. Montgomery, late in the tenure of Robert Owen, but now 
of Hugh Lucas, two messuages and lands called Tythyn y 
gwarcwm y dryddyd, and Llanerchbrochan in the said parish 
of Llangerrig, late in the tenure of Jenkin Edwards and 
Edward Phillips, and now of the said Hugh Evans and David 
Evans. Witnesses : Humphrey Jones of IMachynUeth, attorney- 
at-law ; Humphrey Jones, writer to Mr. Edwards, attorney- 
at-law, Machynlleth. 

D.D. 770. Indenture, dated 24 Mar. 1785, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Richard Tudor of Garth, co. Montgomery, gent., to Wil- 
liam Pugh of Pennant in the same covmty, gent., of messuages 
and lands called Llwyn yerieth and Tydu in the parish of 



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Berriew, co. Montgomery, late in the tenure of William Rogers 
and James Jones, and now of John Davies. Witnesses : 
Owen RatcM ; Tho. Jones. 

D.D. 771. Indenture, dated i June 1785, being a 
grant from Thomas Kitchin of Llwynmaddock in the parish of 
Ivlandyssil, co. Montgomery, gent., to Thomas Jones of 
Lymore in the parish of Montgomery, gent., of the fee simple 
of a parcel of land called Wain piece (2 J acres) in the township 
of Penygelley in the parish of Kerr>', co. Montgomery, which 
said parcel of land was lately given to the said Thomas 
Kitchin, in exchange for other land, by Charles Humphreys 
of Knighton, co. Radnor, gent., and adjoins lands of the said 
Thomas Kitchin on the east side, lands of the said Thomas 
Jones, on the west side, and lands of the Earl of Powis on the 
north and south sides. Consideration, ^^36. Witnesses : 
Edward Lloyd ; Charles Thos. Jones. 

D.D. 772. Indenture, dated 3 Aug. 1786, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Richard Tudor of Garth, co. Montgomery, (eldest son and heir 
of Richard Tudor of Pool in the same coimty, deceased), 
William Hopkins of Paternoster Row, lyondon, druggist, and 
Mary his wife, William Pugh of Pennant, co. Montgomery, 
gent., and ffrances his wife, Philip Wyatt Crowther of Basing- 
hall St., London, gent., and Sarah his wife (which said Mary, 
ffrances and Sarah are the three only surviving daughters 
and heiresses of Richard Lewis of Laurence Lane, city of Lon- 
don, merchant, deceased), to John Lloyd Jones of Maesmawr, 
CO. Montgomery, esq., of a messuage and lands called The 
duffrin in the parish of Berriew, co. Montgomery, late in the 
tenure of John Nock, yeoman, and now of John Davies, also 
messuages and lands called Maesgwyn and Pentrehyrth in the 
townships of Llanercrochwell and Broniarth in the parish of 
Guilsfield, co. Montgomery, in the tenure of Samuel Jones and 
Prudence Daniel. Witnesses: J. Pugh ; Matthew Griffiths ; 
John Coope, jimior ; Samuel Perks of Paternoster Row ; 
Martha Lewis ; C. G. Humphreys, attorney of Montgomery. 

D.D. 773. Indenture, dated i Jan. 1788, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
James Griffiths late of Llandrinio, co. Montgomery, but now 
of Shoreditch in the city of London, ' habberdasher,' to Wil- 
liam Jones of Mardy in the said parish of Llandrinio, gent., 
of a messuage, cottage and lands called The withies in the said 
parish of Llandrinio (late the property of Robert Morris, 



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weaver, and Mary his wife, and by them conveyed to the said 
James Griffiths), in the tenure of Edward Cartwright. Wit- 
nesses : James I.loyd ; Rowland Wynne ; Owen Jones. 

D.D. 774. Indentures, dated 23 and 24 June 1788, 
being a lease and release from James Christmas Arthur Hum- 
phreys of Cliffords Inn, I/ondon, gent., (by Charles Gardner 
Humphreys of the town of Montgomery, gent., his authorised 
attorney), to Thomas Jones of Lymore in the parish of Mont- 
gomery, gent., of a parcel of land called Werglodd y ffordd 
containing 5a. ir. 3op. in the township of Cloddiau in the par- 
ish of Kerry, co. Montgomery (being parcel of a farm called 
Ty yn y hwll in the said township of Cloddiau), and in the 
tenure of Evan Hughes. Consideration, £^0. Witnesses : 
Charles Thos. Jones ; W. Davies. 

D.D. 775. Indenture, dated i Mar. 1790, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Edward Turner of Woolpack Alley, Houndsditch in the city 
of London, skinner, to Edward Mathews of Park, co. Mont- 
gomery, gent., and John Herbert of Park aforesaid, esq., of 
a newly erected dwelling house, stable and garden in the 
township of Tre yr llan in the parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery, 
late in the tenure of John Morris, and afterwards of Catherine 
his widow, and Elizabeth her daughter (now wife of the said 
Edward Turner). Witnesses : P. W. Crowther, Guildhall, 
London ; Thomas Roberts. 

D.D. 776. Indenture, dated i Nov. 1792, whereby 
David Pierce of Brynwyd in the parish of Llandussil, co. 
Montgomery, yeoman, and Mary his wife (formerly Mary 
Evans, spinster, daughter of, and one of the devisees named in 
the will of Mathew Evans of the Tan House in the township of 
Pen y gelly in the parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery, yeoman, 
deceased), covenant to levy to Evan Bowen of Pen y gelly 
aforesaid, gent., at the next Great Sessions for co. Montgomery 
a fine of a messuage and lands called the Tan house in the said 
township of Pen y gelly, to enure to the use of the said David 
Pierce and Mary his wife, for their lives, with remainder 
to the appointees of the said Mary Pierce, with remainder to 
William Evans (natural son of the said Mary), now a servant 
with Thomas David of Mahaithlon in the said parish of Kerry. 
Witnesses : William Pugh ; Charles Thos. Jones. 

D.D. 777. Indenture, dated 6 June 1794, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
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in the Fields, co. Middlesex, apothecary, to George Ellison 
of Crane Court, Fleet St., London, gent., of messuages and 
lands called the Upper weeg and Tuycornell in the parish of 
of Kerry, co. Montgomery, in the tenure of John Jaundrell 
and Joseph Burnford. Witnesses : Wm. Nares ; Wm. Leeson. 

D.D. 778. Probate of the will, dated i6 Mar. 1800, 
of Anne Rice of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, widow. Testatrix 
bequeathed as follows : — To William Edwards, clerk, nnd 
Mary Edwards, spinster, (son and daughter of Edward Ed- 
wards of Beleten, co. Somerset), 5 guineas each. To Elizabeth 
(wife of my friend Roger Landeg of Swansea, gent.) apparel. 
Residue to my executor, the said Roger Landeg. Witnesses : 
Robert Fitz John ; T. W. Mansfield. Probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 779. Indenture, dated 28 vSept. 1800, being a 
lease for a vear (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Rice Thomas of Coedhelen, co. Carnarvon, esq., and 
Trevor Lloyd of Trevor Hall, co. Denbigh, esq., to Richard 
Richards of Caerynwch, co. Merioneth, esq., of parcels of land 
late of Edward Lloyd of Trevor Hall aforesaid, esq., deceased, 
which are intermixed with the lands of the said Richard 
Richards in Castlemoch in the parish of Llanrhaider y moch- 
nant, co. Montgomery, and in the tenure of Jane Evans at 
the yearly rent of £2 6s. Witnesses : John Parry ; W. 
Richards. 

D.D. 780. Probate of the will, dated 2 Jan. 1805, of 
John Edwards of Pentref in the parish of Kerry, co. Mont- 
gomery. Testator bequeathed as follows : — To my servant 
Jane Davies £go, &c. Residue to my executor, John Pugh 
of Pant, on trust to pay my debts and distribute the surplus 
amongst my nearest of kin. Witnesses : Richard Humphreys ; 
John Pugh, the younger. Probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 781. Probate of the will, dated i Feb. 1808, of 
Elizabeth Morris of the parish of Llanbister, co. Radnor, 
spinster. Testatrix devised as follows : — ^To my two bro- 
thers, Rev. John Morris and'^Edward Morris, the messuage 
and lands called Cwmllechwedd in the said parish of Llanbister ; 
to my niece Mary Morris, £30 ; to Jane, Charlotte, and Sarah 
(the illegitimate daughters of James Morris by my niece Mary 
Morris), legacies of money and articles ; Residue to my said 
two brothers John and Edward Morris, they to be executors. 
Witnesses : Elizabeth Hamer ; Samuel Hamer ; Matthew 
Morris. Probate grant is missing. 



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D.D. 782. Indenture, dated 6 April 1810, being a lease 
for a year from Richard Evans, the elder, of Machynlleth, 
CO. Montgomery, timber merchant, to John Pryse of Panty- 
drain in the parish of Llangirrig in the said county, gent., of 
a messuage and lands called Llechwedd in the parish of Tref- 
eglwys, CO. Montgomery, late in the tenure of Richard Mills, 
but now of Evan Rowland, so that a grant by release might 
be made to the said John Pr\^se to uses to be declared in an 
indenture to be dated 7 April 1810, and made between the 
said Richard Evans and Mary his wife, of the first part, Rich- 
ard Evans, the younger (their eldest son) of Llanidloes, of 
the second part, John Savage late of Brynderwen in the said 
parish of TrefeglwA's, but now of Machynlleth aforesaid, gent., 
of the third part, Thomas Edmund Marsh of Llanidloes, clerk, 
of the fourth part, the said John Pryse, of the fifth part, and 
James Hamer of Llanwrin, co. Montgomery, clerk, and David 
Hamer, the younger, of Weeg in the parish of Llanwnog, co. 
Montgomery, gent., of the sixth part. Witnesses : W. 
Howell Marsh ; Edward Lewis. 

D.D. 783. Answer and examination of the Dean and 
Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Bangor, dated 3 Jan. 
18 16, in a suit in the Court of Chancery, on the petition of 
Joseph Pring, organist, David Hughes, George Fletcher and 
Thomas Edmunds, vicars choral of the said Cathedral, in 
regard to the tithes of the parishes of Llandinam, Llanwnog, 
Trefeglwys and Carno. 

D.D. 784. Agreement, dated 15 May 1817, between 
Samuel Brees of Pandy Rhewsaison in the parish of Llanbrin- 
mair, yeoman, Richard Jones of Gerddigleision in the parish 
of Cemmes, farmer, and Jane his wife, (which Samuel Brees 
and Jane Jones are the administrators of the goods of Jane 
Jones, of Tycanol, in the said parish of Llanbrinmair, widow, 
deceased), John Brees of T>xanol aforesaid, farmer, Jane 
Bebb of T\^gwyn in the said parish of Llanbrinmair, widow, 
Richard Richards of Pwllyllan in the parish of Carno, shoe- 
maker, and Sarah his wife, Thomas Davies of Manafon, yeo- 
man, Samuel Davies of Llanwnog, yeoman, David Davies of 
Blackball in the parish of Newtown, yeoman, John Baxter 
of Moughtre, yeoman, and Mary his wife, and Andrew Richard 
of Newtown aforesaid yeoman, all in co. Montgomery, which 
said Jane Bebb, Sarah the wife of Richard Richards, Thomas 
Davies, Samuel Da\des, David Davies, Mary the wife of John 
Baxter, and Andrew Richard are, with Samuel Brees, Jane 
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next of kin of Stephen Jones of Tycanol aforesaid, a lunatic. 
It recites that Richard Jones of Tycanol, father of the said 
Stephen Jones died in 1812 intestate, leaving his wife Jane 
Jones, who took out administration to his effects in the Pre- 
rogative Court of Canterbury ; that the said Jane Jones died 
and by her will bequeathed all her effects to her executors 
John Jones and Griffith Griffiths, who renounced the execu- 
torship, and administration with the will annexed of the said 
Jane Jones was granted by the same Court to the said Samuel 
Brees, and Jane the wife of the said Richard Jones. The 
parties to the agreement now appoint the said John Brees 
to be the custodian of the said Stephen Jones during his lunacy, 
and agree as to the distribution of the estates of the said 
Stephen Jones and Jane Jones. This agreement is executed 
but not witnessed. 

D.D. 785. Probate of the will, dated 11 April 1819, 
of Sarah Jervis (daughter of Richard Jervis of the town of 
Llanidloes, co. Montgomery, grocer). Testatrix bequeaths 
as follows : — To my two sisters Ann Jervis and Mary Jervis 
a messuage and lands called Cefn, in the parish of Llangirrig, 
CO. Montgomery', as joint tenants, my father Richard Jervis 
to be their trustee until they are 21. Residue of my realty 
and personalty to my father and executor, the said Richard 
Jervis. Witnesses : John Davies, Llanidloes, clerk ; Ann 
Jervis, Llanidloes ; Richard Jervis, surgeon. The probate 
grant is missing. The following notes are endorsed : Sarah 
Jervis, born 1793, died 1819 ; Ann Jervis, born 1804, died 
1819 ; Mary Jervis, born 1807, died 1832. 

D.D. 786. Probate of the \\^ll, dated 12 Jan. 1824, 
of John Jones of Machynlleth, co. Montgomery, a commander 
in His Majesty's Royal Navy. Testator bequeathed as fol- 
lows : — To my servant Bllinor Ellis, ^^5. To Elizabeth Evans 
of Machynlleth, widow, £5. Residue of my personalty, 
plate, &c., to my cousin and executrix, Mary Erlam of Mach- 
ynlleth, spinster. Witnesses : Hugh Owen ; Joseph Jones 
of Machynlleth. Probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 787. Copy of Bill in Chancery (undated but 
addressed to John, Earl of Eldon, Lord Chancellor of Great 
Britain) in the suit of Evors v. Tilsley, wherein the orator, 
George Arthur Evors of Newtown Hall, co. Montgomery, 
states that he has for many years been seised of the Newtown 
Hall Estate and also of an adjoining farm called the Great 
Vaynor Farm, purchased by him in May 1824, all being situate 



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in CO. Montgomery and bounded as to parts thereof by the 
River Severn. That WilHam Tilsley of Milford, co. Mont- 
gomery, the defendant, claims to be entitled to lands on the 
opposite bank of the River Severn to Great Vaynor Farm. 
That within the last 20 5^ears a dam was erected across the 
channel of the said river at the part where the river bounds 
the lands of the orator and defendant, so as to convey water 
through an artificial channel to a manufactory owned by the 
defendant. That when the said dam was built a gentleman, 
named Jones, now deceased, who was then owner of Great 
VsLynoT, objected to the construction of the dam, but after- 
wards consented to grant to the said William Tilsley a lease 
of the site of the dam for the life of the said Mr. Jones in 
consideration of a small annual rent. That last winter the 
said defendant entered on orator's said farm and repaired 
and heightened the said dam so that orator's farm was 
seriously damaged. 

D.D. 788. Grant, dated Monday, next after the feast 
of St. John the Baptist, 1442, bj^ John Wollfe of Landethoge 
and Marion his wife, to Thomas Catchemaye, son and heir of 
William Cachemaye of Lynhurse, of lands in the parish of 
Landethoge in the lordship of the bishop of I^andaff, subject 
to an annual chief rent of yd. Latin. 

D.D. 789. Indenture, dated 18 July, 1566, being a 
lease for 99 years from ffraunces Cromwell of Hennyforde 
Gray, co. Huntington, esq., to William Hopkins of Courtte 
Pethouse, co. Glamorgan, of two granges or farms, called 
Cotirt bethonse and Coitrte eitberne, being parcel of the 
demesne of the late monastery of Neathe in co. Glamorgan ; 
also the moiety of a meadow called Prise's orchard of hey and 
heigras, also all mines under the whole of the said demesne 
lands or under the whole lordship of Cadockston, co. Glamor- 
gan ; also of a moiety of the orchards and houses at the gate, 
or los. rent from the said houses and orchards ; also keelage 
upon any vessel arriving on any part of the said desmesne 
lands. Yearly rent : 55s. yd. Proviso that the said lease 
shall terminate in the event of the said William Hopkins, 
Thomas Hopkins, Edmund Hopkins and Hopkin Hopkins 
all dying without male issue during the said term. Endorsed : 
' There is a later lease dated the xviij day of September 
A". 13 EUzabeth.' 

D.D. 790. Indenture, dated i Aug. 1566, being a lease 
for 99 years from ffraunces Williams alias Cromwell of Heming- 
ford Gray, co. Huntington, esq., to I^eyson Price of Britton 

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Ferry, co. Glamorgan, esq., of a tenement of lands in the 
parcell of Coyd ffranck in the parish and lordship of Cadoxston 
[co. Glamorgan] late in the tenure of John ap leuan ap John ; 
also the right to howsebott, firbotte, hedgebott and plough- 
bott in Coid ffranck aforesaid, free from the ' dewtie ' and 
custom called the stent for his swyne, and also for paneg in 
Coid ffrancke aforesaid. Yearly rent : 6s. 8d., suit at court 
and mill and a heriot of the best beast on the death of a tenant. 
Consideration, £4 los. 

D.D. 791. Indenture, dated i Aug. 1566, being a lease 
for 100 years from ffraunces Cromwell of Hemingford Gray, 
CO. Huntynton, esq., to John ap John Gitto of the parish of 
Llangatoge, co. Glamorgan, yoman, of a tenement of lands 
in the parcell of Blaenhouthen in the lordship of Llangatoge 
CO. Glamorgan, called ' Tire David thee ' ; also fire botte and 
hows botte and plough botte in Graike lloid in the said lord- 
ship, free from ' dwtie and custome called hys fyne.' Yearly 
rent, 4s. Consideration, £4. 

D.D. 792. Indenture, dated 20 Oct, 1582, being a 
lease for 99 years from ffrancis Williams alias Cromwell of 
Hardwicke, co. Huntington, esq., to Thomas Llewelin of 
Cadoxston juxta Neath, co. Glamorgan, yeoman, of a parcel 
of ground or woodland (out of the waste ground or forest 
called Coyde ffranke), called Teley picke and Creige yr allt, 
containing 30 Welsh acres, adjoining a parcel of land called 
Kylvach toyme on the east side, the lands of Thomas Hop- 
kin on the west, abutting on the land of John Thomas on the 
north, and on the meadow called Morva ir gwenith on the 
south. Yearly rent, 26s. 8d. ; a royal heriot on the death 
of the tenant, or los. in lieu thereof ; suit at court and at mill. 

D.D. 793. Power of Attorney, dated 4 June, 1606, 
from Sir William Harbert of Swanzey, co. Glamorgan, author- 
izing Thomas Rosser of the parish of Swanzey aforesaid to 
deliver seisin of premises comprised in an indenture [now miss- 
ing], granting the same to Harry Knaeth, Jane Beynon his 
wife, and their son John Knaeth, Witnesses to livery of seisin 
on 27 Nov. 1606 : Harry Lange ; William Gwaythe. 

D.D. 794. Indenture, dated 4 Feb. 1606-7, whereby 
Davyd Richard of Penmayne, co. Glamorgan, gent., (in con- 
sideration of an intended marriage between his son and heir 
apparent, Lewys David, and Margarett, eldest daughter of 
John Benett of Penryce Castle, co. Glamorgan, gent.) 



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covenants to assure to William Benett (son of the said John 
Benett) and Owen William of the parish of Loughor, co. 
Glamorgan, gent., the following property in the said parish 
of Penmayne : — (i) The mansion house in which the said 
Dav^^d Richard dwells, with so much of the buildings, orchards 
and lands as lies on the west side of Penmayne Church, except 
two closes called The sandy close and The lower dunderland, 
and an acre in the lower field ; (2) the house in Penmayne 
wherein Rees ap Hopkyn lives, and so much of the buildings 
and lands of the said Day>'d Richard as lies to the east of the 
said church, and the excepted closes mentioned above ; upon 
trust (as to the property No. i) for the said Davyd Richard 
and Jane his present wife, for their lives, with remainder to 
the issue of the said Lewis David by his intended wife Margaret 
with remainders over ; and on trust (as to the property, No. 2) 
for the said Dayv'd Richard for his life, with remainder to the 
said Lewis Davyd for his life with remainder to his issue by 
the said Margarett Benett. Witnesses : Thom. Rowe ; Rees 
Evans ; John David ; [Owen ?] William ; Jenkyn ffrancklen ; 
Harry ffrancklen. 

D.D. 795. Indenture, dated 10 Nov. 1616, being a lease 
from the Right Hon. Sir John Herbert, knt.. Secretary' to His 
Majesty and one of the Priv>'' Council, to Robert David of the 
parish of Langattocke, co. Glamorgan, collier, and Tanggles 
Morgan, his wife, and Lewis Robert their son, of a messuage 
and lands, comprising 20 acres in the lordship of Cadoxton 
and parish of Langattock, co. Glamorgan. Term : the lives 
of the lessees. Yearly rent : £4 13s. 4d., two good capons 
or i6d. in lieu thereof, and a heriot on the death of or 
alienation by any tenant. Witnesses : David Evans ; John 
Bould. 

D.D. 796. Bond, dated 25 March 1623, in the penalty of 
;f20, from Richard Parry and his son and heir, John Harry, 
of the parish of Pennard, co. Glamorgan, yeoman, to Robert 
Bidder of the same parish, yeoman, for quiet enjoyment by 
the said Robert Bidder of a close called The field, containing 
3 acres in the said parish of Pennard, at a place called Pwlly 
Uogy, between the lands of Sir Thomas Mansell, knt., and bart., 
and Griffith Gronow on the west, the lands of the said obligors 
on the north, the lands of the said Robert Bidder on the south, 
and the dwellinghouse and commons of the said obligors and 
Robert Bidder on the east, free from all disturbances by the 
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Harry and his wife Gwenllian, which said close had been 
granted b}'^ the said obHgors to the said Robert Bidder. Con- 
sideration, £$. Witnesses : Tho. Johnes, clerk ; Geo. Bowen ; 
Geo, Lucas ; William Cradocke ; William Watkin ; George 
Lucas ; John Bidder. 



D.D. 797. Indenture, dated 20 April 1626, being a 
grant from Thomas Mathew of lylangevelach, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., to John Dowle of Pantgw>'der, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
of the fee simple of the following property in the parish 
of Oystermouth, co. Glamorgan, and in the tenure of Mar- 
garett Clement, widow : — A close (i acre) at a place called 
Meade land, between the lane leading from Newton to the 
west field of Oystermouth on the south, the lands of William 
Maddocke on the west, the lands of John Russell and Johan 
Hamon, widow, on the east, and the lands of Thomas Smith 
and John ap John on the north ; a close (| acre) at a place 
called Slade, between the lands of John Russell on the 
south and east, the lands of Thomas Russell on the west, and 
the highway leading from Newton to Maunsellfield on the 
north ; a croft {^ acre) lying next to the last mentioned 
close, on the north side of the said highway, between the 
lands of Thomas Russell on the north and west, the lands 
of John Robbin on the east and south ; a close (f acre) at 
a place called Hoarestone, between the lane leading from 
Newton to Hoarestone on the south, the lands of Jenkin 
Woolcock on the west, the lands of Thomas Hamon on the 
north, and the lands of Ann William, widow, on the east ; 
a close (I acre) at Hoarestone aforesaid, being between the 
way leading from Newton to Hoarestone Field on the 
south, west and north, and the lands of Jenkin Bragge and 
Thomas Lloyd on the east ; a close (i acre) at a place 
called Hoarestone Field lying between the way leading from 
Newton to Hoarestone Field on the west, the lands of 
Johan Hamon, widow, on the north and east, and the lands 
of John Robbin on the south ; a close (^ acre) at a place 
called Northhole, between the lands of John Robbin on the 
north, the lands of Ann William and Jonett Watkin on the 
east, the land of Thomas Smith on the south, and the lands 
of the said Thomas Smith and Rees Russell on the west. 
Consideration : ;^2i. Witnesses : Wm. ffrancklen ; Lewes 
Dawkin ; David Hopkin ; Wm. John ;'^ Robert Bydder ; 
Henry Bydder; William Watkin ; John Robin of Ostermouth ; 
William Robin of Ostermouth; Edward Hill of Pantgwyder ; 
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D.D. 798. Bond, dated 5 Oct. 1627 in the penalty of 
£20, from Harry Gamon of Pennard, co, Glamorgan, yeoman, 
and John Harry of Ilston, co. Glamorgan, yeoman, to John 
Dowle of Pantgw>'der, co. Glamorgan, gent., for the ob- 
servance of covenants contained in an indenture of even date 
with the bond, made between the said Harry Gamon, of the 
one part, and the said John Dowle, of the other part. Wit- 
nesses : Thomas Hughes ; Robert Bydder ; Harry Jones ; 
John Thomas ; Robert Harry. 

D.D, 799. Indenture, dated 18 April 1632, whereby 
John Deare of St. Marye Churche, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
grants to Alexander Portree of Dyncolns Inne, co. Middlesex, 
esq., and Jenkyn Cradock of I;lancadle, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
(i) a messuage and closes of land, containing 30 acres in the 
parish of Penlyne, co. Glamorgan, in the tenure of the said 
John Deare, and also the reversion of a messuage and one acre 
of land in the same parish (in the tenure of Myles Jones for 
three lives at the yearly rent of los. and other duties) and 
also several closes, comprising 8 acres in the parish of Tythestoe 
alias Tythecstoe, co. Glamorgan, (in the tenure of Edward 
Harrye for a term of j^ears at the annual rent of 20s.), and 
(2) a parcel of land, containing 12 acres in the parish of Lan- 
twitt, CO. Glamorgan, in the tenure of the said John Deare, 
which is settled on the said John Deare and Mary his wife for 
their lives, with remainder to their issue ; on trust (as to the 
property No. i) for the said William Deare (son and heir 
apparent of the said John Deare) and his wife Cecily e for their 
lives, with remainder to their issue, with remainder to the 
said John Deare ; and on trust (as to the property No. 2) for 
the said WilHam Deare (subject to the life estates therein 
of the said John Deare and Mary his wife) for his life, with 
remainder to his heir b}^ his said wife, Cecilye, with remain- 
der to the said John Deare in fee simple. Covenant by the 
said John Deare and WilUam Deare to purchase a tenement 
either within — miles of Cowbridge, co. Glamorgan, or else 
in the parish of Damaise, co. Glamorgan, to be held in trust 
(after the death of the said William Deare) for the said Cecilye 
for her life in the event of her surviving her said husband. 
Consideration : £150, the portion of the said Cecilye. Wit- 
nesses : Will. Giles ; Tho. Vaughan ; Morgan Myles ; Edward 
Deere. 

D.D. 800. Grant, dated 8 Jan. 1633-4, ^rom Jenkin 
Bragg of Gistermouth, co. Glamorgan, yeoman, to Robert 
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closes of land in the parish of Oistermouth aforesaid : — 
Whorston (2 acres) lying between the lands of David Gibb, 
gent., on the south, and the lands of Henry Bragg, yeoman, 
John Dowle, and William ffranklin, gent., on the west, north 
and east ; Pickhead mead, (i| acres) lying between the lands 
of John Robyn on the south, and the highway leading from 
Oistermouth towards Bishopston, on the north ; Oake (|- acre) 
lying in a field called Whorston between the lands of John 
Kift on the east, and the highway leading from the town 
called Newton towards Montem, on all other sides. Consider- 
ation, £12 los. Witnesses : [? Geo.] Bowen ; John Dowle ; 
Wm. ffrancklen ; William I^wes ; Abraham Watkin. Latin. 

D.D. 801. Indenture dated 18 Feb. 1635-6, whereby 
Owen Pryce of Swansey, co. Glamorgan, gent., and Maysod 
his wife (in consideration of an intended marriage between 
John Bowen, the second son of George Bowen of Pennard, 
CO. Glamorgan, gent., and Alse Owen, the only daughter and 
heiress of the said Maysod by Owen Richard, gent., deceased, 
the former husband of the said Maysod) grant to the said 
George Bowen a messuage and lands in the said parish of 
Swansey, called Llannerch, in the tenure of the said Owen 
Pryce, on trust for the said Owen Pryce for his life, with 
remainder to the said John Bowen and Alse his intended 
wife for their lives, with remainder to the issue of the said 
intended marriage with remainders over. The said Owen 
Pryce covenants that when the said Alse Owen is 21, 
he will surrender to the lord of the manor of Oyster- 
mouth, CO. Glamorgan, the following property (of which 
the said Alse Owen is seised imto her and her customary 
heirs by the virge according to the custom of the said 
manor) to be held to the use of the said John Bowen and 
Alse Owen for their hves with remainder to their issue, with 
remainders over : — Two closes called Greenslade and Jusland 
(5 acres), closes called New parke (7 acres), Kilgreen (i| 
acres). Lower mill land (2 acres), a close (i acre) between 
the land of WilHam Russell on the east and west, the ' Kliffe ' 
on the south and the lands of John Kift on the north, also 
parcels of land called Moorthin coom (i| acres) and Kille plottes 
(4I acres) and a parcel of land containing one acre. Wit- 
nesses : Tho. lyloyd ; WilUam Hopkines ; Edw. Lloyd ; Wil- 
liam fflemyng ; William Lloyd ; David John. Witnesses to 
livery of seisin by John Daniel], attorney of the said grantors : 
William Lloyd ; Christopher fflemynge ; Rees David Richard 
of Swansey ; John David and Thomas David of Llangen- 
dayrne ; David John. 



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D.D. 802. Indenture, dated 7 Ma}' 1636, whereby, in 
consideration of the covenants in indentures, dated 16 May 
1624, and made between David ffrancklen of the parish of 
lylangevelach, co. Glamorgan, gent., late deceased, of the one 
part, and Margarett Phillipp, (now widow) and Phillipp 
Thomas, both of the said parish of Ivlangevelach, of the other 
part, John firancklen of Swansey, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
(eldest son and heir at law of the said David ffrancklen de- 
ceased) grants to the said Margarett Phillipp and Phillipp 
Thomas, a messuage, &c., in the said parish of Llangevelach 
called Tir Tom weidd, late in the tenure of John ap John and 
Thomas John, and now of the said Margarett Phillipp, on 
trust for the said Margarett Phillipp for her life, with remain- 
der to the said Phillipp Thomas in fee simple. I\Iorgan Thomas 
of the said parish of Llangevelach is appointed as attorney 
of the said John ffrancklen to give Hvery of seisin to the 
grantees. Witnesses : Phillipp Morgan ; Mathew Thomas ; 

Rosser ; Thomas Morgan, taylor ; Jenkin ffrancklen, 

Sonne of Mathew ffrancklen ; David John. 

D.D. 803. Indenture, dated 10 Sept. 1636, being a 
lease from Sir William Dodington of Breamore, co. South- 
ampton, knt., and his son and heir apparent, John Dodington, 
to Richard Lyson Dougher of the parish of Cadoxton, co. 
Glamorgan, husbandman, of a tenement and lands called 
Tier ruing y ddwy nant, containing 5 Welsh acres, a parcel of 
land containing 4 Welsh acres and called Troede ryw, which 
was taken out of the forest of Coide ffrancke, the moiety of a 
parcel of moorland in the said forest of Coide ffrancke, called 
Rithwerne and containing 6 Welsh acres, and 4 Welsh acres 
of land called Title gole, and 3 acres of woodland, all in Cadox- 
ton aforesaid, and in the tenure of the said Richard Lyson 
Loughor. Term : 99 years, if Reece, Henry or William 
(the sons of the said lessee) should so long live. Yearly rent, 
£3, 3 pair of pullets at New Year's day or 2s. in lieu thereof, 
a heriot of the best beast, or 20s. in lieu thereof on the death 
of every tenant, and suit at the court of the manor of Cadox- 
ton, Consideration, 20s. Witnesses : Will. Evans ; D. Evans ; 
John Gray ; Rich. Archer ; Richard ffisher ; John fhsher. 

D.D. 804. Indenture, dated 10 Aug. 1637, whereby 
Catherine leuan of Coychurch, co. Glamorgan, widow, and 
John Thomas of Coychurch aforesaid, gent., (in consideration 
of an intended marriage between the said John Thomas and 
Juhan Richard, daughter of Richard ap leuan of lyantrissent, 
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said Juhan Richard) grant to the said Richard ap leuan and 
David ap leuan of lyantwidvayrdre, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
the capital messuage and lands called Tire havod Iwch, a mes- 
suage and lands called Tire Shion ap leuan mawr, also three- 
fourth shares of a parcel of mountain land called Bryn y vagall, 
all in the said parish of Coychurch ; upon trust (as to one 
moiety of the said property, excepting the buildings and closes 
called Kaer clegeren, Kae gwyn, Y deg erw gwayr, Y mynyth 
ycha, Y kae hack, Y kae mawr kenol and Y kae mawr ycha) 
for the said John Thomas and Juhan Richard for their lives 
with remainder to their issue, with remainder to the heirs of 
the said John Thomas ; and upon trust (as to the other 
moiety of the said property except the building and the said 
closes) for the said Katherine leuan for her life, with remainder 
to the said John Thomas for his life, with remainder to the 
issue of the said intended marriage with remainders over ; the 
excepted buildings and closes are also to be held on certain 
trusts mentioned in the deed. Witnesses : Howell David, 
Morgan David, and David Richard, all of L/antrissent ; David 
Howell and John Gibbon, both of Lanbeder ar vynidd. 

D.D. 805. Indenture, dated 23 Sept. 1637, being a 
grant from Evan Jenkins of Cowbridge, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
to Jenkin Bdward of lyanblethian, co. Glamorgan, weaver, of 
the following property in the parish of Ivanblethian, co. Glam- 
organ : — (i) a close called Hoivell Carnes close, containing 
3 acres and lying between the lands of William Heniman on 
the north, the highway leading from the tucking mill there 
towards Lanblethian Church, on the east, lands now in the 
occupation of Edward Hodge and John Tristram on the 
south, and lands in the tenure of John Tristram on the west ; 
(2) a close containing | acre between the glebe lands on the 
west, and the highway there on the east, north, and 
south ; (3) a cottage called Yr ardd lying between the 
lands of the said Edward Hodge on the north, lands of 
William Philip, tucker, on the west, and the river running 
from the tucking mill there towards the little mill on the south, 
and the way leading from the same river towards I^anblethian 
Church on the east. Consideration : £50. Witnesses : Edward 

Deere ; Thomas Deare, senior ; Richard ; Edward 

Thomas ; William Hemman ; Jenkin Edward ; Jenkin Willod ; 
Thomas Nicholl. 

D.D. 806. Deed Poll, dated 7 April 1641, whereby 
John Thomas of Coychurch, co. Glamorgan, gent., (after 
reciting that by an indenture, dated 10 Aug. 1637, ^^ ^^^ 



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granted {inter alia) to Richard ap leuau of I,antrissent, co. 
Glamorgan, gent., and David ap leuan of lyantwittvayredre 
in the same county, gent., the houses on the tenements called 
Havod Iwch and Tire Shion ap leuan mawr, and also closes 
called Kaer clederen, Kaerwyn with the house thereon built, 
y degem gwayr, Y mynyth ycha, Y kae hack, Y kae mawr kenol, 
and Y kae mawr ycha, situate in Coychurch aforesaid, upon 
trust, as to a moiety thereof for Katherine leuan, widow, the 
mother of the said John Thomas, for her life, with remainder 
to the said John Thomas for his life, with remainder to such 
of the children of the said John Thomas by his wife Juhan 
Richard, as he should appoint, and upon trust, as to the other 
moiety, for the said John Thomas for his life, with remainder 
to such of his children b}' his wife, Juhan, as he should appoint) 
under the said recited power appoints the whole of the said 
property in favour of Jenett John (his only daughter by his 
said wife Juhan, now deceased) but subject to the life estates 
of himself and his mother therein. Witnesses : David Evans ; 
John Powell. 

D.D. 807. Indenture, dated 22 July 1643, being a mort- 
gage for £^2 8s. from Phillipp Thomas of Llangevelach, co. 
Glamorgan, gent., and Margarett Phillipp of the same place, 
widow, to Giles Thomas of lylansamlett, co. Glamorgan, 
widow, of a bakehouse, little garden, and barn and eight 
parcels of land called Kaer ffwrndy, Kae kenoll, Kae newydh, 
Gwayn ynis y pandy, Ynys y pandy vach, Ynys y pandy vawr, 
Y koedgae, and Y kae dy, containing in all 9^ acres, Welsh 
measure. Witnesses : Tho. Popkins ; Hopkin Popkius ; 
Humffrey Terry ; Morgan Thomas ; Rice Bevans. 

D.D. 808. Indenture, dated i Aug. 1652, being a 
covenant by Richard Davids of Penmayne, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., to levy at the next Great Sessions for co. Glamorgan, 
a fine of the following property to Bussy Maunsell of Britton 
Ferry, co. Glamorgan, esq., and William Thomas of Dany- 
graig in the parish of Swansey, co. Glamorgan, esq., to enure 
to the use of the said Richard Davids in fee simple : — a mes- 
suage and lands in the parish of I/)ugher, in the tenure of 
David Anthony ; a messuage and lands called Tyre Morgan 
Goffe in the parishes of lylanvridian and L,oughor and in the 
tenure of John Hamon ; a messuage and lands in the parish 
of Swansey in the tenure of Jonett John Morgan, widow ; a 
messuage and lands called Llechglawdd in the tenure of the 
said Hopkin WilHam ; a messuage and lands in the same 
parish in the tenure of Rice Jones ; a messuage and lands 



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called Dyffnant in the same parish in the tenure of John David ; 
a messuage and lands called Llanerch in the same parish, in the 
tenure of Mathew Hamon, and 4 acres of land called Koed 
llwydon in the same parish, all being in co. Glamorgan. Wit- 
nesses : Lewis Morgan ; Thomas [? Stone]. 

D.D. 809. Indenture, dated 15 Nov. 1653, being a 
lease from Edward Dodington of Somerley, co. Southampton, 
esq., to Hopkin John Lewis of Cadoxton, co. Glamorgan, 
yeoman, of a parcel of land called The werne containing 3^ 
Welsh acres in the parish of Cadoxton, co. Glamorgan, late 
in the tenure of Roger William, with the right of house boote, 
ploughboote, carteboote, hedgeboote and fire boote. Term : 
99 years, if the said lessee, or his daughters, Anne and Mary 
should so long live. Yearly rent : los., 2 capons or I2d. at 
Christmas and a heriot of the best beast or 20s. on the death 
of any of the lives in the lease. Consideration : £20. Wit- 
nesses : Howell Harrie ; Edw. Jones ; William Edward ; 
David Edward. 

D.D. 810. Letters Patent, dated 2 Dec. 1654, of Oliver, 
Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, committing to William 
Bassett, esq., the custody of co. Glamorgan. 

D.D. 811. Indentures, dated 2 Feb. 1654-5, being a 
grant from the Right Hon. Anne, Lady Beauchamp of Eding- 
ton, CO. Wilts., widow, to John Greenuff of the Vann, co. Glam- 
organ, gent., of a messuage and lands called the Culverhouse 
jearme, containing 126 acres of land in the parishes of 
St. Pagans and Wenvoe, which property together with a 
farm called Maes y Ilea, containing 100 acres in the parish 
of Radyr, had by indentures, dated 27 Sept., 1653, been 
granted by William Lewis of Borestall, co. Bucks, esq., to 
the said Anne, Lady Beauchamp. Consideration, ;^6oo. 
Witnesses : John Ruddle ; John Seward ; John Hooper. 
Witnesses to livery of seisin : Thomas Williames ; William 
Harey ; George Williames of Lanishen ; Will. Watkin, 
cook. 

D.D. 812. Mandate, dated 19 Feb, 1655-6, from Oliver, 
Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, &c., to 
WUUam Bassett, esq., late sheriff of co. Glamorgan, to deliver 
the custody of co. Glamorgan to Richard Lougher, esq., to 
whom as sheriff the same had been committed during pleasure, 
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D.D. 813. Indenture, dated i Aug. 1C55, whereby 
Isabel Arnold (widow of William Llewelin David of Merthir 
Tidvill, CO. Glamorgan, gent., deceased) and William ap Wil- 
liam, gent., (son and heir of the said Wilham Llewelin David) 
covenant to levy at the next Great Sessions for co. Glamorgan, 
a fine of a messuage and lands in Kelligaer, co. Glamorgan, 
called Killvach maine, to enure to the use of Morgan William 
of the said parish of Merthir Tidvill, gent., in fee simple. Wit- 
nesses : Edward Watkins of Kelligare ; Will. Lewis of the 
same ; Edward Lewis of M ; Lewis Watkin of Mer- 
thir Tidvill ; Prichard of Cadoxton by Neath. 

D.D. 814. Estreat from the rolls of a court baron for 
the manor of Cowbridge, held on 15 June 1660, before Thomas 
Gouldesbury, the steward. It recites that at a court baron 
for the said manor held on i Aug. 1638, Peter Shettlewood 
was admitted tenant (in accordance with the will of James 
Harris), of a moiety of a croft of land (3 acres), called Hanchetto 
and holden of the manor by the 3^early rent of 3s. 4d. ; that at 
the same court Thomas Shettlewood (brother of the said 
Peter Shettlewood) was admitted tenant of the other moiety 
of the said croft. At the present court the said Thomas 
Shettlewood surrenders to the lord of the manor his moiety 
of the Croft to the use of his brother Peter Shettlewood who 
was thereupon admitted tenant. 

D.D. 815. Indenture, dated 31 Aug. 1660, whereby 
(in consideration of a marriage already solemnized between 
Harry Jones of Swanzey, co. Glamorgan, haberdasher, and 
Jane his wife, and of £30 her marriage portion, paid by Evan 
Llewelin of Swanzey, gent.) Evan Jones of Swanzey, haber- 
dasher, and EUzabeth, his wife, and the said Harry Jones grant 
to the said Evan Llewelin and Simon Jones of the parish of 
Swanzey, gent., a mansion house and garden in St. Maries 
Street, Swanzey, in the tenure of the said Evan Jones, also the 
moiety of two houses and gardens in Goate Street, Swanzey, 
in the tenures of EHzabeth Woolcock, spinster, and Owen 
Mathew, on trust for the said EUzabeth Jones for her life, 
with remainder to the said Harry Jones for his life, with 
remainder to the said Jane for her life, with remainder to 
her issue by the said Harry Jones, with remainder to the 
heirs of the said Harry Jones. The said Harry Jones also 
grants to the same trustees two closes of land called Broad 
ashe and The furssie close containing 3^ EngHsh acres 
in the lordship or manor of Pennard and fee of Lanon and 
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of Pennard aforesaid, gent., for six years with remainder to 
the said Harry Jones for his life with remainder to the said 
Jane for her Hfe with remainder to her issue by the said 
Harry Jones with remainder to the heirs of the said Harry 
Jones. Witnesses : Philhp David ; John Jones ; Moses 
Brown. 

D.D. 816. Power of Attorney, dated 25 Aug. 1665, 
from Miles Button of Shipp Court in the parish of Boulston, 
CO. Glamorgan, to James Vaughan of Penyrallt in the parish 
of Nevarne, co. Pembroke, to give livery of seisin of the manor 
of Henrismote and lands in the parish of Henrismoate, 
CO. Pembroke, to Edward Vaughan of Maesyllan in the parish 
of Penboyre, co. Carmarthen, clerk, in accordance with the 
purport of an indenture of fee simple of even date herewith, 
made between the said Miles Button and Plorence his wife, 
of the one part, and the said Edward Vaughan of the other 
part. Witnesses : Thomas Stradlinge ; Henry Edwards ; 
Jo. Phniipps. 

D.D. 817. Deed Poll, dated 10 March 1665-6, whereby 
Henrie Williams of Merthyr Tydvyll, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
(in consideration of his brother, Morgan Williams of Merthyr 
Tydvyll aforesaid, gent., having released his interest in a 
messuage and lands called Tire Howell in Merthyr Tydvyll, 
releases the said Morgan Williams from all his claim to and 
interest in a tenement called Kilvach maine in the parish of 
Kelligare, co. Glamorgan. Witnesses : Lew. Williams of 
Merthir ; Thomas Lewis, Henry Morgan, Isaac William, and 
Mathew William, all of Graig. 

D.D. 818. Indenture, dated i May 1670, whereby the 
Hon. James Herbert of Tythropp, co. Oxford esq., demises, 
to William Hamond of Cardiff, co. Glamorgan, malster, and 
Mary his wife, and their son, Wilham Hamond, for their lives 
and the life of the survivor of them, a house, mault house, 
and kiln in the street called the ' Higher Eastreate,' and lying 
between the lands of Edmund Thomas, esq., the town wall, 
and the street there ; also a garden in the street called 
Crokerton, and lying between the lands of William Herbert 
of the Friers, esq., the lands of Henry Edwards, gent., now 
in the tenure of John Morgan of the said town, weaver, and 
the street there. Yearly rent, £4 los. Witnesses : Robert 
Harris ; George Pranch ; Griffith Lewis . Witnesses to livery 
of seisin : John Jams ; Thomas Mayo ; Tho. Lewis. 



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D.D. 819. Indenture, dated 29 Oct. 1672, being a lease 
from Phillipp Hoby of the Abbey of Neath, co. Glamorgan, 
esq., to Gwenll3^an Jenkin, widow, and John Jenkin, both of 
the parcel of Koed ITrank in the parish of Cadoxton by Neath, 
and Thomas Griffith of the parish of Britton fferry, co. Glam- 
organ, of a messuage and lands called Tyre Myrick Hopkin 
and Tyre Gwillim Howell, in the said parcel of Koed ffrank. 
Term : 99 years, if Gwenllian Jenkin, John Jenkin and Thomas 
Griffith (nephew of the said Gwenllian and John Jenkin) should 
so long live. Rent : {6 and 2 pullets at Christmas, 2 days' 
work with oxen and to keep two horses to carry coal from the 
pits of the said lessor at the usual rate of payment, and a heriot 
of the best beast on the death of any tenant, and to grind 
their corn at the landlord's mill in his manor of Cadoxton. 
Consideration, £4^0. Witnesses : Stephen Harding ; William 
Goodridge ; Hopkin Leison. 

D.D. 820. Schedule (formerly annexed to a deed now 
missing) recites the following deeds : — Indentures, dated 
12 June 1673, being a lease for 1000 years from Daniell 
Hutchinson to Christopher Eustace, gent., of 100 acres in 
Cradockstowne ; indenture, dated 3 June 1674, being a lease 
for 18 years from the said Daniell Hutchinson to Hugh Baner, 

of in the towne and lands of Punchestowne at the yearly 

rent of £49 for the first 9 years, and £$2 for the last 9 years 
of the said term ; indenture, dated 23 April 1664, being a lease 
for 31 years from the said Daniell Hutchinson to William 
Davies, gent., of 6 acres of the lands of Tipper and Bathsland, 
at the yearly rent of 30s. ; indenture, dated 20 July last, 
being a lease for 16 years from the said Daniell Hutchinson 
to Edward Eustace, gent., of [inter alia) 34 acres being part 
of the 40 acres of Rathmore ; indenture, dated 17 June 1673, 
being a lease for 9 years from Daniell Hutchinson to James 
Nangle, gent., of {inter alia) part of the lands of Punchestowne 
at the yearly rent of ^^32 los. ; indenture, dated i Sept., 1669, 
being a lease for 21 years from Daniell Hutchinson to Patricke 
Page, gent., of [inter alia) part of the lands of Tipper and of the 
town and lands of Bathsland, at the yearly rent of /^ii4 los. 
for all the lands demised ; contract, dated 12 Dec. 1671, for 
a lease for 21 years from the said Daniell Hutchinson to the 
said Patricke Page, of [inter alia) part of the town and lands 
of Tipper, at the yearly rent of £160 ids. for all the said lands ; 
indenture, dated 8 May 1672, being a lease for 31 years from 
the said Daniell Hutchinson to Gerrard Archbold, gent., of 
the mill called Bathsmill and 30 acres of land (part of Baths- 
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D.D. 821. Indenture, dated 29 July 1675, being a lease 
from Phillipp Hoby of the Abbey of Neath, co. Glamorgan, 
esq., to Jenkin David of Salle, co. Somerset, of a messuage 
and lands, being part of Keven yr escyr in the parcel of Coed- 
frank, in the parish or manor of Cadoxton by Neath, to hold 
for 99 years, if Jenkin David and Watkin (son of Howell 
Phillipp of the parish of Llansamlett, co. Glamorgan) and Mary 
David (daughter of David Jenkin of the said parish) should 
so long live. Rent, los., two capons at Christmas, a heriot of 
the best beast on the death of any tenant, and two days' 
work with oxen yearly. Consideration, ^^65. Witnesses : 
Rob. Goldar ; David Price ; David Da\4es ; Howell Phillip ; 
James Percey. Endorsed : ' This lease was forfeited to the 
lord by reason that the leasee being illegitimate dyed in- 
testate.' 

D.D. 822. Indenture, dated 16 Jan. 1677-8, whereby 
John Barton, Serjeant at law, — after reciting that the Right 
Hon. Richard I^ord Arundell, by indentures, dated 3 and 4 
Jime 1668, mortgaged to the said John Barton and Francis 
Barton (since deceased), the manor of Allett and Trelights 
alias Trelighter and other property to secure £1000 and interest, 
and that Richard Lord Arundell and his son and heir, the 
Hon. John Arundell on 4 Dec. 1677 confirmed the said mort- 
gage ; that Thomas Bligh of Botethan, co. Cornwall, esq., 
and his son and heir apparent, William Bligh by an indenture, 
dated 27 Sept. 1669 mortgaged certain property therein 
mentioned, for a term of 500 years to the said John Barton and 
Walter Langdon (since deceased), to secure ^^500 and interest ; 
that Ethelred Hyde, widow (executrix of Edward Hyde of 
Hatch, CO. Wilts., esq., deceased) by an indenture, dated 
7 Dec. 1670, mortgaged to the said John Barton and Walter 
Langdon certain property in co. Somerset, for a long term of 
years to secure ;f6oo and interest ; that Evan Seys, serjeant 
at law on 2 Dec, 1673 mortgaged for 500 years to the said 
John Barton the farm called Bovarton, otherwise Boviarton 
farm in the parish of Lantwitte Major, co. Glamorgan, to 

secure /looo and interest assigns all the said mortgages 

to Philippe Packer of Westminster, esq., and his only son, John 
Packer, upon trust for the said John Barton for his life and 
thereafter on trust (as to £1500) for Ursula Barton (wife of the 
said John Barton), who is also to receive the interest of £1000 
for her life, with remainder to Katherine Barton (only daughter 
of the said John Barton) who is also to receive £600 and any 
surplus money of the said trust fund. Witnesses : Jo. Wills ; 
John Deane ; Ann Burges. 



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D.D. 823. Indenture, dated 12 May 1679, being a 
lease from Leyson Price of the parish of Lanridian, co. Glam- 
organ, gent., to Anne Thomas (wife of Anthony Thomas of 
the parish of St. Jones, co. Glamorgan, yeoman), and her sons 
Joshua Da\nd and Anthony David, both of the said parish of 
St. Jones, of a messuage and lands called Cwmmawr in the 
parishes of Ivoughour and Lanridian, co. Glamorgan, in as 
ample a manner as David Evan now holds the same. Term : 
the lives of the lessees. Rent, £12, one man to work two 
days in harvest, a pair of capons at the feast of Circum- 
cision, a bushel of apples, and a heriot of the best beast on 
the death of any tenant. Witnesses : E. Se^'s ; Ben. Watkins ; 
.... Price ; Thomas David ; Henry Eaton ; David Evan. 
Memorandum (endorsed) dated 20 Sept. 1705, whereby Anne 
Thomas and Jo. David, in consideration of £2 lis, 6d. assign 
their interest in the said lease to Mathew Jone and John 
Jone who " are not to advance in the rent to Morgan Mathew, 
which is 6s. 8d. yearly during the life of the said Anne and 
Jo." The said Morgan Mathew is to pay yearly to Math, and 
John Jone the 6s. 8d. [and] one day's work in harvest. By 
another memorandum (endorsed) the said Anthony David 
assigns his interest in the lease to Mathew John, who is 
not to advance the rent of Morgan Mathew during the said 
lease. 

D.D. 824. Indenture, dated 12 April 1688, being a 
covenant by Charles Hart of Hannam, co. Gloucester, esq., 
(eldest son and heir apparent of vSir Ri chart Hart of Hannam 
aforesaid, knt.) to assure to Roger Williams of the parish of 
Ruddey, co. Glamorgan, gent., a messuage and 130 acres of 
land called Culverhouse farm in the parishes of St. Fagons and 
Wenvoe, co. Glamorgan, in the tenure of Thomas Evan Da\'id 
(and formerly purchased by John Greenuff, esq., the decea.sed 
grandfather of the said Charles Hart, who by his will devised 
the same to the said Charles Hart and his issue) to the intent 
that a common recovery may be suffered to enure to the use 
of the said Charles Hart in fee simple. Witnesses : Gre' 
Jeemong ; Wm. Morgan ; Hen. Lewis. The seals are heraldic. 

D.D. 825. Indenture, dated i May 1689, being a 
lease from Robert Gamon of the parish of Bishopstown, co. 
Glamorgan, yeoman, to Thomas Stephen of the same parish, 
husbandman, of a cottage and garden at Bishopstown-hilles 
in the said parish of Bishopstown, in the tenure of Mathew 
Stephen. Term : 99 years, if the said Thomas Stephen 
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long live. Rent, 2s., and two days reaping corn. Considera- 
tion, 20S. Witnesses : William Elworthy ; David Hugh ; 
Isaac Hamon. 

D.D. 826. Indenture, dated 20 Aug. 1690, being a lease 

from the Hon. Sir Edward Mansell of Margam, co. Glamorgan, 
bart., to Miles Jones of St. Brides Major, co. Glamorgan, 
clerke, of a messuage and lands called Blacke-hall, containing 
39 acres in the said parish of St. Brides Major and in the manor 
of Margam, in as ample a manner as the said Sir Edward 
Mansell purchased the same from Mathew Lewis, gent., de- 
ceased. Term: 99 years, if the said Miles Jones, his wife 
Catherin, or their daughter, Denir, should so long live. Yearly 
rent, ^^3, suit of court, suit of mill, two . . . yearly or I2d. in 
lieu thereof, 30s. yearly to the lord of the manor, and a heriot 
at the death of any tenant, or any alienation of the premises, 
or 40S. in lieu thereof. Witnesses : Richard Thomas ; John 
William ; Geo. Thomas. The deed recites that the demised 
premises were surrendered by Jenkin David on 23 June 1679 
at a court baron for the said manor held by John Llewelin, 
gent., steward thereof, to the use of the said Sir Edward Mansell 
for his life with remainder to his appointees. Heraldic seal. 

D.D. 827. Indenture, dated 19 Nov. 1691, whereby 
in consideration of an intended marriage between David 
Thomas of Swanzey, co. Glamorgan, gent., and Elizabeth 
Bennett, spinster, (sister of John Bennett of Cheritone, co. 
Glamorgan, gent.) and of ^^200 the marriage portion of the 
said Elizabeth, and of covenants in an indenture dated 3 Oct. 
last, the said David Thomas grants to the said John Bennett 
and Lyson Llewelin of Cadoxton juxta Neath, co. Glamorgan, 
a mansion house and garden in Higher-Town-Street, Swanzey, 
in the tenure of the said David Thomas ; a store-house and 
stable in the same street recently erected on a plot of land 
purchased from Elizabeth David, widow ; a messuage and 
garden in the same street, in the tenure of Eleanor Rosser, 
widow ; a messuage and garden on the Strand within the 
Higher Town in Swanzey, in the tenure of John Griffith, 
shipwright, a messuage and garden in Goat Street, Swanzey 
in the tenure of Rowland Davies, clerk, a messuage and lands 
called Kevencoed in the parish of Swanzey, in the tenure of 
David William and Sarah Jenkins, spinster ; on trust for the 
said David Thomas for his life with remainder to the said 
Elizabeth Bennett for her life, with remainder to their ap- 
pointees. Witnesses : Henry Lucas ; Will. Bennett, junior ; 
John Clearke ; Gabriel Powell. 



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D.D. 828. Indenture, dated 8 Feb. 1692-3, being a 
lease from William Herbert of Whitefryers, near Cardiff, co. 
Glamorgan, esq., to Walter Jones of Swanzey, co. Glamorgan, 
mercer, of a house, curtilege and backside in St. Mary Street, 
Swanzey, adjoining the house of William Jones of Swanzey, 
deceased. Term : 99 years, if the said Walter Jones, his 
niece Elizabeth Groffe, or Richard Jones (son of Richard Jones 
of Swanzey, mariner, deceased) should so long live. Yearly 
rent, 30s., a pair of capons or 2od. in lieu thereof, a pair of 
hens, or i6d. in lieu thereof, 4 days' work, or 2s. in lieu thereof, 
and los. in lieu of a heriot on the death of any tenant under 
the lease. Consideration, ^7. Witnesses : Will. Wood ; 
Edward Henry ; Wm, Wrinch. 

D.D. 829. Indenture, dated 10 Sept. 1694, being a 
lease for 42 years from Elizabeth Hoby of the parish of 
Cadoxton, co. Glamorgan, widow, Henry Compton of Bis- 
terne, co. Southampton, esq., and Elizabeth his wife, Griffith 
Rice of Newtown, co. Carmarthen, esq., and Katherin his wife, 
and William Stanley of Poultons, co. Southampton, esq., 
and Anne his wife, to Thomas Scawen of London, merchant, 
Thomas Leeke of Chelsea, co. Middlesex, gent., Thomas Neale 
of London, esq., and Benjamin Gyles of London, mercer, of 
a parcel of land whereon an iron melting furnace formerly' 
stood, a messuage and lands in the tenures of David William, 
Elizabeth Howell, and Friswith Lewis, | acre of waste 
groimd adjoining, having the River Clydach on the east, the 
highway leading from Neath Abbey to Courtride on the west, 
lands and houses in the tenures of Evan John, Jenkin Thomas, 
David Griffith, and Hopkin Jeffrey, on the south, and a little 
brook running from the said highway to the River Cledach, 
and a little garden in the tenure of Rees Llewelin on the north ; 
also the right of making wears on the east bank of the River 
Clydach and to import and land on the north side of the Abbey 
coal bank all commodities requisite for the use of the copper 
mill. Yearly rent, £14 for the first 21 years of the said term, 
and thereafter, ;{i9 17s. 6d. payable to the said Elizabeth 
Hoby for her life, and thereafter, to the said Henry Compton 
and Elizabeth his wife, Griffith Rice and Katherin his wife, 
and William Stanley and Anne his wife ; suit at the mill called 
the Abbey Mill, and 2s. in lieu of suit at the court of the manor 
of Cadoxton b^^ Neath. Witnesses : Charles Gildon ; Hen. 
Bo wen, clerk ; Richard Godwin ; Charles Hopkins : Will. 
Price ; Francis William ; Rachell [ ? Oarum] ; James God- 
win ; Griffith Price ; George Stanley ; Will. Freemonger, 
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D.D. 830. Indenture, dated lo Oct. 1698, whereby 
after reciting that by indentures, dated 14 and 15 June 



1698, the Right Hon. WilHam Herbert, esq., commonly called 
lyord Montgomery, and the Right Hon. Sir John Trevor, knt., 
Master of the Rolls and one of His Majesty's Privy Coun- 
cellors, by the direction of the Right Hon. John I^ord Jeffreys, 
baron of Wem and the Right Hon. Lady Charlotte his wife 
(only daughter and heir of the Right Hon. Phillipp late earl 
of Pembroke and Montgomery, deceased), granted to Thomas 
Williams of Cardiffe, co. Glamorgan, mercer, messuages and 
lands called Craig parke cwm Brechinog, (200 acres), Gweigill 
drainogg (20 acres), Ynis fforch (20 acres), and Tyr Howell vaivr 
(60 acres), all situate in the parishes of Lantrissent, Lanwonno, 
and Ystradvoduck in the manor of Glynrouthey, co. Glam- 
organ, and in the tenure of the said Thomas Williams ; 

the said Thomas Earl of Pembroke releases all his interest in 
the said premises to the said Thomas Williams. Witnesses : 
Tho. Edward ; Walter Attwood ; J. Sampson. The seal is 
heraldic. 



D.D. 831. Exemplification of the proceedings at a 
court baron of the manor of Oystermouth, co. Glamorgan, 
held on II Jan. 1698-9 at ffistleboon in the said manor, before 
John Watkins, gent., steward of Henrj^ duke of Beatrfort, 
Earl of Worcester and baron of Chepstow, Raglan and Gower ; 
at which court Thomas Clement of the parish of Oystermouth, 
CO. Glamorgan, mariner, surrendered by the rod according 
to the custom of the said manor, a close called Herbert Rews, 
the land of Jeremy Dawkins, esq., being on the north side, 
the land of Thomas Bydder, gent., on the east and south 
sides, and the land of John Robins, deceased, on the west ; 
also a close called Marythorne otherwise Round Marythorne, 
boimded by the land of the said Thomas Bydder on the east, 
and west sides, the land of the said John Robins on the south, 
and the road leading to the town of Newton on the north; 
also a close called Pills, having the land of John Robinson the 
south and west sides, the land of the said Thomas Bydder 
on the north, and the land of Thomas Maddocke on the east 
side, all the said closes being in the said parish and manor of 
Oystermouth ; and the said steward admitted the said 
Thomas Bydder as tenant of the said closes according to 
the said custom of the manor. Witnesses : John Rice, 
gent. ; William Madocke ; Phillip Gamon ; John Russell ; 
Jenkin Bowen; David Madocke; Robert Edward, 'subbidell.' 
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D.D. 832. Indenture, dated 26 Sept. 1699, (being a 
lease for 6 months so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Robert Gamon of the parish of Bishopstone, co. Glam- 
organ, yeoman, and Anne his wife, to David Wibbern of the 
same parish, yeoman, of the mansion house wherein the said 
Robert Gamon lives, and closes of land called Evors-well, The 
two longlands and Pile, three closes called The seaven acres, a 
close called Chappel parke, i^ acres of land in a close called 
Headland, a close called Ditches, 2 acres in a close called 
Easter parke, Northway and Northway meadow, 4 acres in a close 
called Brinnes, i acre in another close called Brinnes, Cadekins 
acre, i acre in a close called Southfield, 3 closes in the tenure 
of Nicholas Hamon, at a place called Pwll duy, a close called 
Moore-mount hill, and a close called Hawkins' croft, and 4 
houses in the tenures of Robert Morris, William John, Thomas 
Stephen and Anne George, and situate at Bishopstone Hilles, 
all being in the said parish of Bishopstone. Consideration, 
los. 6d. Witnesses : lycwis Thomas, clerk ; Thomas Hamon ; 
Isaac Hamon. 

D.D. 833. Probate of the Will, dated 11 Mar. 1699- 
1700, of John Watkins of Bishopstowne, co. Glamorgan, 
yeoman. Testator bequeathed as follows : — To my daughter 
Susan £25, when she is 21 ; to my son John ^^lo when he is 24 ; 
residue to my wife Susann and my son Richard, they to be 
executors. Witnesses : Thomas Rees ; John Edward ; Isaac 
Hamon. Proved in the Court of Canterbury on 11 April, 1700. 

D.D. 834. Indenture, dated 9 Feb. 1702-3, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Charles Hart of Hannam, co. Gloucester, esq., to Barth- 
olomew Greenwood of the parish of St. Mary Le Savoy, co. 
Middlesex, gent., of a farm called Cidverhonse farm and par- 
cels of land, containing in all 126 acres in the parishes of St. 
Faggans and Wenvoe, co. Glamorgan, and theretofore in the 
tenure of John Greenuff, deceased, then of Jennett Mathew 
Rees, and now of Thomas Evan. Consideration, 5s. Wit- 
nesses : R. Ixingford ; Andrew Card ; PhiUp Taylor. 

D.D. 835. Indenture, dated 15 Mar. 1702-3, being a 
lease from Robert Deere of Ewenny, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
to Martha Bassett, Henery Morgan and John Bassett of 
Penlline, co. Glamorgan, of a messuage called Ty Robin 
Hopkin, in the northern corner of Kaer Kyle, having the land 
of John fileming northward over the way which is called 
Kaer dier, and the land of John Bassett westward over the 

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way, for the lives of the lessees and of the survivor of them. 
Yearly rent, 6s., and a pair of capons on i Jan. yearly. Con- 
sideration, £2 IDS. Witnesses : Thomas Turberville ; Chris- 
tian Turbervill ; Reynold Deere. 

D.D. 836. Indenture, dated 12 Feb. 1704-5, being a 
lease for 41 years from Thomas Mansell of Britton Ferry, 
CO. Glamorgan, esq., Elizabeth Compton of Bisterne, co, 
Southampton, widow, Griffith Rice of Newton, co. Carmar- 
then, esq., and Catherine his wife, William Stanley of Poul- 
fons, CO. Southampton, esq., and Anne his wife, Maud David 
(widow of Howell Phillip of the parish of Lansamlett, co. 
Glamorgan, yeoman, lately deceased), and Morgan Howell 
(son and heir of the said Howell and Maud), and Margarett 
his wife, to William Jones of Coalbrooke, co. Carmarthen, 
gent., of two third shares of the moor or fen called Gwern 
vawr, or Crymlyn poole, bounded as follows : from Crymlyn 
Bridge westward bordering on the uplands of the said Thomas 
Mansell, unto a place where the water of St. Margarett's Well 
falleth into the said fen, thence westward bordering on the 
uplands of the said Elizabeth Compton, Griffith Rice and 
Catherine his wife and of William Stanley and Anne his wife, 
unto the turning of the said fen northwards, and from the 
said turning, northward unto a place directly opposite to the 
south corner of all the lands of Lewis Thomas of Werne- 
llwynwhieth, co. Glamorgan, esq., called ' Parkey gwerne vare,' 
and from the said place unto the said corner in a direct line, 
and from the said corner bordering on the ditch dividing the 
lands of the said Thomas Mansell from those of the said 
Lewis Thomas, unto the uplands of the said Thomas Mansell, 
and from thence by a direct line to the east corner of a close 
called Kae mawr in the tenure of Elizabeth Thomas, widow, 
being the lands of the said Thomas ManseU, and thence in a 
direct line to the east corner of a meadow called Betting 
(being the land of the said Maud David) and thence to a little 
ditch which passes through the lands of the said Maud David 
and ends about 20 perches from the end of Clawdd y Saison, 
and thence to the uplands of the said Maud David, and thence 
in a direct line to the lower end of Park bach, thence to the 
south turning of a piece of bushy ground under Kae'r velin, 
thence in a direct line to the corner of Tyrgarn ysha in the 
tenure of Rosser Thomas Watkin, thence along the ditch 
which divides the said lowlands from the uplands in the tenure 
of the said Rosser and Watkin Edward, thence along the 
ditch that runs between . . . wern and Park bach in the 
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Park bach in a straight line to the east corner of a meadow 
called Gwain vare in the tenure of Rosser Thomas, thence 
along a ditch which runs to the east corner of Kelly gravog 
in the tenure of Edward John David, which last ditch parts 
the mam body of the fen from that part of it in the hands of 
Joan North and the said Edwards, and from GeUy gravog 
under the uplands of the said Thomas Mansell, to a close called 
Pen y Ujm, and thence along the edge of the ' burroughs ' or 
as far as the water of the said Crymlyn Pool reaches in a fair 
and dry season, from the said Penllyn to Crymlyn Bridge ; 
all the said premises being in the parishes of Swanzey and 
lylansamlett. The lessee is given the right to dig ditches in 
the burrows between Dan5'graig, on the west, and Coed lall 
on the east, and between the river of Neath on the south 
and the said feu on the north, in order to drain the said fen, 
and covenants to drain the said fen, convert it into sound 
pasturage and fence the same. Yearly rent, a pepper corn. 
Witnesses : W. Lewis, clerk ; Hop. Thomas ; P. Williams ; 
Robert Thomas ; Wilham Harris ; Ley. Hopkins ; Geo. Rood; 
John Madocke ; Charles Eewis ; John Minty ; Wm. Mathew. 

D.D. 837. Certified copy, dated 11 July 1705, of 
extract from the rolls of the Great Sessions for co. Glamorgan, 
held at Cardifie on 14 Sept. 1607, before John Crooke, knt., 
one of the justices of the pleas, esq., and Francis Tale, esq., 
justice of the said county. It gives a long list of the amerce- 
ments paid for the county of Worcester and the names, and 
(in some cases) the addresses of the parties to the suits, who 
are principally residents in co. Glamorgan. 

D.D. 838. Indenture, dated 22 Dec. 1707, being a 
lease from Mathew Seys of Swanzey, co. Glamorgan, esq., 
and Katherine his wife, to William Davies of Neath, co. 
Glamorgan, mercer, of a tan house and tan millhouse in High 
Street, Neath, late in the tenure of Alexander Pursell, tanner, 
to hold for 21 years, if the said Katherine Se5's should so long 
live. Yearly rent, £$. Witnesses : David Thomas ; Wilham 
Richards ; Tho. Gunter. 

D.D. 839. Certified Copy of the Will of Robert 

Savors of Breach, co. Glamorgan, gent., whereby after 

reciting that his uncle Thomas Eeyson of Ramsbury, co. Wilts., 
gent., deceased, by his wih dated 20 Sept., 1699, devised to 
the said Robert Savors (subject to the life estate of Susanna 
then the wife of the said Thomas Eeyson, but now the wife of 
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parishes of Ramsbury, Hungerford and elsewhere in cos. 
Wilts, and Berks., including his home in Ramsbury and a lease 
of a water corn mill in Hungerford, called Hungerford Mills, — 
testator devised as follows : — To my uncle Edward Came 
of ... . esq., and my cousin John Willkins of Keyra all the 
reversion of the above mentioned property and all other realty 
purchased by me in the parish of lyanblethian, on trust to pay 
my said wife Susanna ;^ioo per annum for her life and, sub- 
ject thereto, on trust for my first and other sons successively 
in tail with remainder to my daughters and their issue with 
remainder to my father Richard Savors and his issue with 
remainder to my cousins Thomas Willkins of lyanblethian, 
gent., and Jenkin Thomas of St. Mary Church, the eldest 
son of my aunt Blanch Savors ; to my said father the tenement 
in Moulton (held under Jesus College, Oxon), if I die without 
issue ; to my cousin John Savors ;£ioo ; my cousin Richard 
Edmond is. for gloves. My said wife to be executrix. Proved 
21 Sept. 1710 at Llandaff. Witnesses : John Williams ; Tho. 
Tristram ; Evan William. [The last page which contained 
the date of the will is missing]. 

D.D. 840. Indenture, dated 28 Jan. 1714-15, being a 
lease from Richard Seys of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
to Rees Jones of the parish of Killebebill, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., of a messuage and lands called Kiffrw in the parish of 
Cadextone juxta Neath, co. Glamorgan, in the tenures of 
John Griffiths, Phillip Lewellin, Thomas Williams, William 
David, Samuel Thomas, Rees WiUiam Thomas and Thomas 
Evans, for the term of 99 years, if the said Rees Jones, Gwen- 
lean his wife, and John Jones his son, or the survivor of them 
should so long live. Yearly rent, ^^ . . . , 2s yearly in lieu of 
duties at Christmas, and a heriot of the best beast on the 
death of every tenant. Minerals are reserved to the lessor. 
Witnesses : Wm. Gwyn ; Thos. lyloyd ; Jenkin Thomas. 

D.D. 841. Writ, dated 2 July 1718, to the sheriff of 
Glamorgan to have the bodies of the persons mentioned in 
an annexed schedule before the barons of the Exchequer in 
order that the said persons may render an account of the 
amounts due for I^and Tax. The schedule gives the following 
details from the amounts for the years 1708, 1709 and 1710, 
of George Howell, esq., receiver-general of the coimty of the 
borough of Carmarthen, the counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan, 
Glamorgan and Pembroke and the town and count}^ of Haver- 
fordwest, for the moneys granted by an Act of Parliament, 
entitled 'an Act for granting an aid to her Majesty to be raised 



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by a Land Tax hi Great Britain.' The acting connnissioners 
for the tax for co. Glamorgan were as follows : — 1708, Edward 
Carne, Thomas Thomas, Thomas Button, and Edward Tur- 
burvill, esqrs. ; 1709, Edward Turbervill, Thomas Thomas, 
Evan Thomas, and William Mathews, esqrs ; 1710, Edward 
Carne, Alexander Trotter, Thomas Roberts, Thomas Thomas 
and Evan Thomas, esqrs. The amount due for Land Tax was 
£16 8s. gld. for 1708, ^16 8s. gd. for 1709 and £16 9s. 6Jd. for 
1710. 

D.D. 842. Indenture, dated 17 June 171 9, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Thomas Wj'nham of Lincoln's Inne, co. Middlesex, esq., 
to Thomas Wilkins of Lanblethian, co. Glamorgan, gent., of a 
house in the said parish of .Lanblethicm, in the tenure of 
Morgan William, and late parcel of the estate of William 
Wyndham. Consideration, 5s. Yearly rent, a pepper corn. 
Witnesses : Martha Ames ; Antho. Phillpott. 

D.D. 84f3. Answer, undated, of Elizabeth Sidney (wife 
of the Hon. Joceline Sidney, esq.), one of the defendants, 
to the bill of complaint of Charles Morgan, gent., and Mary 
his wife, complainants. Defendant admits that Lewis 
Thomas of Gwernlloynweath, co. Glamorgan, (father of the 
said Elizabeth Sidney and Mary Morgan), being seised of 
realty in the said county, of the yearly value of £350, and 
timber to the value of about £8,000, by his will, dated 21 May 
1710, bequeathed to the said defendant all his realty subject 
to a legacy of £1000 and an annuity of £30 to the said Mary 
Morgan, and died, the said defendant being then about 8 years 
of age and the said Mary Morgan being also a minor and in 
the guardianship of their mother, Emmet. Defendant also 
states that she married the said Joceline Sidney on 18 Dec, 
1716 (after the death of her father) with the consent of Joshua 
Rogers (lately deceased), who had married her mother Emmet ; 
that the said Emmet had subsequently married Francis 
Dorset, and that defendant had never been in possession of 
the property. 

D.D. 844. Indenture, dated 4 July, 1724, whereby 
John Stepney, esq., (son and heir apparent of Sir Thomas 
Stepney of Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, bart.), and Eleanor his 
wife (sole daughter and heir of John Lloyd of Buchllaithwen, 
CO. Carmarthen, esq., deceased), release to Gabriel Powell of 
Swanzey, co. Glamorgan, gent., and John Howell of Lin coins 
Inn, CO. Middlesex, gent., the messuage and lands called 



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Cyrgenith, in the tenure of Richard David, the messuage and 
lands called Craig y hulldan, formerly in the tenure of David 
Hugh and now of Rosser David Hugh, the messuage and lands 
called Cockett, late in the tenure of John Wilham and now of 
WiUiam Jenkin, and two houses and gardens in the respective 
tenures of John William Rees, and Abell Richard, all being 
in the parish of Swanzey, co. Glamorgan, to the intent that 
a recovery of the said property may be suffered, (wherein Sir 
Nicholas Williams of Edwinsford, co. Carmarthen, bart., 
and John Williams of Dolecothy, co. Carmarthen, esq., shall 
be demandants) to enure to the use of Grismond Philipps of 
Cwmgwilly, co. Carmarthen, esq., and Rowland Philipps, 
the elder, of Coedgainge, co. Carmarthen, esq., on trust to 
sell the said property, at such prices as the said Sir Thomas 
Stepney shall approve, and, out of the proceeds from such 
sale, to pay to the said Sir Thomas Stepney £i56y los. id. 
(the amount advanced by him to liquidate the debts of the 
said John Lloyd) and any interest due thereon. Witnesses : 
Benj. Ivloyd, a minister of Llanelly ; Robt. Pryce ; Richd. 
Dalton. 

D.D. 845. Indenture, dated i Nov. 1724, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Thomas Price, junior, of Penllengare, in the parish of 
Langevelach, co. Glamorgan, esq., to Thomas Popkins of 
fforest in the parish of Lansamlet, co. Glamorgan, esq., of a 
tenement called Hendy issa in the said parish of Langevelach, 
in the tenure of Thomas Rogers. Rent, a pepper corn. Wit- 
nesses : John Mansel ; John Adams. 

D.D. 846. Indenture, dated 22 Oct. 1729, whereby 
John Thomas of the parish of Lantwitt Major, co. Glamorgan, 
tailor, and Catherine his wife, (after reciting that a fine had 
been levied by them on 20 Aug. 1725, unto William Thomas 
of Coy church and Nathaniel Taynton of Lantwitt Major, 
gent., of a messuage, cottage and land and also of a moiety 
of a messuage and garden in the parishes of Langan and 
Lantwitt Major, and that by an indenture, dated 9 Nov. 1725, 
it was declared that the said fine should enure, especially as 
to a cottage in Lantwitt Major, boimded by the lands of James 
Miles on the north and east, the lands late of Lewis Maddocks 
on the south, and the highway leading from Colehue Street 
to Turkey Street on the west, to the use of the said John 
Thomas and Catherine his wife for their Uves, with remainder 
to their appointees), appoint that the said cottage shall be 
held by the cognizees of the said fine to the use of the said 



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John Thomas and his wife Catherine for their Hves, with 
remainder to their issue with remainders over. Witnesses : 
John Ivanwerne ; Edward Jenkin ; William Hawkins. 

D.D. 847. Indenture, dated 13 July, 1730, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from the Hon. Christopher Mansel of Newick, co. Sussex, esq., 
and the Hon. Bussy Mansel of Brittonferry, co. Glamorgan, 
esq., (executors and residuary legatees of their deceased 
father, the Right Hon. Thomas Mansel), with the approbation 
of Anthony Gwynn of the parish of Lanridian, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., and of his eldest son, Richard Gwynn, gent., to Matthew 
Pryce of Court Carne in the parish of Landilotalybont, co. 
Glamorgan, esq., of a messuage and lands called Kefangoly, in 
the tenure of the said Anthony Gwynn ; a parcel of land 
called John Robert's closo, containing 3 acres, formerly in the 
tenure of John Robert, and afterwards of the said Anthony 
Gwynn ; a cottage in the tenure of David WiUiam ; a close 
containing one acre, in the tenure of the said Anthony Gwynn ; 
a messuage and lands called Kaehendy and several closes 
containing 7 acres ; closes (reputed to be parcell of a tene- 
ment called Ivloyne Robert) and called Stony close, Lletty 
wheely, Pwllymarch, The little acre, The two acres, and Th^ corner 
close, containing in all 22 acres ; also 11 acres called The 
meadow ; all the said properties being in the parish of L/an- 
ridian aforesaid, and late in the tenure of the said Anthony 
Gwynn and Jenkin Hoskin and were heretofore the inheri- 
tance of Richard Gw>^nn, the father of the said Anthony 
Gw>"nn. Yearly rent, a pepper corn. Consideration, 5s. 
Witnesses : Geo. Home ; Watkin Jenkins ; David Rees ; 
Henry Bowen ; David Hugh, 

D.D. 848. Indenture, dated 28 Feb. 1730-1, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Thomas Wyndham of ClowerwaU, co. Gloucester, esq., 
to Thomas Palmer of the parish of Ivanilltid, co. Glamorgan, 
yeoman, of a messuage and 51 acres of land in the said parish 
of Ivanilltid, in the tenure of Elinor Palmer. Consideration, 5s. 
Rent, id. Witnesses : Will. Howard ; John Wharton. 

D.D. 849. Indenture, dated 24 Nov. 1731, whereby 
Ivucy Rice, widow of Edward Rice of Newton, co. Carmar- 
then, esq., and mother and guardian of George Rice, esq. 
(after reciting that by an indenture, dated 25 March 1731, 
Eleanor Bave, wife of Charles Bave, the said I/Ucy Rice, 
Ann Stanley, widow, and George Stanley demised the capital 



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messuage, &c., called Neath abbey, being within the Westgate, 
and the coal-way leading to the abbey bank, also a field called 
The orchard in the tenure of Jane John, widow, a meadow 
called The abbey marsh in the tenure of John Evans, a marsh 
containing about one acre called Morva bach, in the tenure 
of Sarah Bevan, and a parcel of waste land extending from 
the coast and garden of the said abbey on the south to the 
River Neath, and from the way leading to the abbey coal 
bank eastward to the River Clydach, all in the parish of 
Cadoxton, co. Glamorgan, to Edmund Moor of Whitchurch, 
CO. Devon, gent., for 31 years at the rent of £2y ; also that 
a draft of this lease was approved of and signed by Thomas 
Williams, the steward of the said Griffith Rice and Edward 
Rice in their life time, but that the said Lucy Rice was doubt- 
ful if she had power to demise the said property for a longer 
period than the coming of age of the said Edward Rice, who 
is now near 7 years of age) demises the said property to the 
said Edmund Moor for 14 years. Yearly rent, £2y. Wit- 
nesses : Charles Warring ; Wm. Simmons. 

D.D. 850. Indenture, dated 26 Nov. 1731, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
William Whitney, chirugeon, and Jenkin Thomas, gent., both 
of the parish of Newton Nottage, co. Glamorgan, and I^ewis 
Sanders of the parish of St. Brides Major, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., to John Greenwood of the parish of St. Faggans, co. 
Glamorgan, gent., of the property comprised in D.D. 851. 
Witnesses : Ant. Maddocks ; Nath. Taynton. 

D.D. 851. Indenture, dated 27 Nov. 173 1, being a 
release from Lewis Sanders of the parish of St. Brides Major, 
CO. Glamorgan, gent., William Whitney of the parish of New- 
ton Nottage, CO. Glamorgan, chirugeon, and Jenkin Thomas 
of Newton Nottage, aforesaid, gent., to John Greenwood of 
the parish of St. Faggans, co. Glamorgan, gent., of a messuage, 
curtilage and garden called Caer digod, otherwise Y cae mawr, 
also a parcel of land called Caer bryn (formerly comprising 
several closes), all which said premises contain about 17 
acres, Welsh measure, and are situate in the parish of Radyr, 
CO. Glamorgan, and were formerly in the tenure of ffrancis 
William, and now of Mary James, spinster. Consideration, 
£150, which is mentioned to be the consideration in a release 
of even date herewith, made between the said William Whit- 
ney, of the first part, the said Jenkin Thomas, and Griffith 
John, yeoman, and Jennett his wife, Anne Thomas and Alice 
Thomas, both of the said parish of Newton Nottage, spinsters, 



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of the second part, the said Lewis Sanders, of the third part, 
and the said John Greenwood, of the fourth part. Witnesses : 
Ant. Haddocks ; Nat. Taynton. Witnesses to hvery of 
seisin : Bart. Howell ; Mathew Jenkin. Memorandum signed 
by John Phillips, clerk of the peace, that the indenture was 
produced at the Quarter Sessions held at Cowbridge on 
18 April 5 Geo. II (1732) before Thomas ]\Iatthews, George 
Howell, lycwelin Williams, and John Towgood, esq. 

D.D. 852. Exemplification of the proceedings at a 
court baron of Nicholas, bishop of St. Davids for the manor 
of Clase Langevelach, [co. Glamorgan], held on 2 May, 1733, 
before Thomas Price, esq., steward of the manor, at which 
court Thomas Hopkins of the parish of Langevelach, co. 
Glamorgan, yeoman, surrendered by the verge, according to 
the custom of the manor, to the said steward, a messuage 
and lands in the said parish of Langevelach, and customary 
closes called Kae rhew Ellen, Kae wrth y tu, Kaer dyr bwll, 
Kae fella, Y croft fain, Y wain dan yr eglwys, also an acre of 
land in a field called Gwain llwyn ercha, i\ acres in a field 
called Gwain y firdd, and half an acre in a field called Gwain 
pen y wain, all in the said parish and manor and in the tenure 
of the said Thomas Hopkin ; and the said steward thereupon 
re-admitted the said Thomas Hopkin as tenant of the said 
premises, for his life, with remainder to his appointees. 

D.D. 853. Indenture, dated 3 June 1734, being a lease 
from Sir Edmond Thomas of Wenvoe Castle, co. Glamorgan, 
bart., to John Greenwood of the parish of St. ffagans, co. 
Glamorgan, yeoman, of a house and barn and 29I acres of 
land in the parish of St. George, co. Glamorgan, called Lower 
vord, including 8 acres of closes called Kae heer, Wern, and 
Bister-row, two acres called Wain goch, five acres called Byrivs, 
four acres called Kae obrwy, one and a half acres called Gyle's 
acre, two acres called Dwy erw broam, four acres called Dwy 
erw kae bach, one and a half acres called Gwaine y byrrws, 
one and a half acres called Short lands, one acre called Erw 
poolle, half an acre called Gwaine goch, a quarter of an acre 
between the late lands of Dr. William Bassett on the south, 
the lands of the late Lord Pembroke on the west, and the 
lands late of William Nicholls on the north and east, all being 
between the lands of the late Lord Pembroke, and the highway 
leading from St. Georges to St. Nicholas ; to hold for 99 years 
if the said George Greenwood, Mary Arle, widow, and Thomas 
David, or any of them should so long live. Yearly rent, ^i, 
and a couple of fat pullets at new year's tide, the work of one 



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man for one day in harvest, suit of mill at the mill of St. 
George's, and a heriot of the best [beast] on the death of the 
lessee. Consideration, a surrender of a previous lease and £34. 
Witnesses : John Greenwood, the elder ; Nath. Taynton. 

D.D. 854. Indenture, dated 27 Feb. 1737-8, whereby 
the burgesses of Swanzey, co. Glamorgan, demise to Gabriel 
Powell of Swanzey aforesaid, gent., a piece of ground, formerly 
a coal bank in the possession of Sir Humphrey Mackworth, 
bart., lying between the timber-3'ard of Richard Powell, gent., 
on the south, the coal bank of Charles Hughes on the north, 
the river Tawy alias Tawe on the east, and the high road 
leading along the strand towards the Mount on the west, 
in as ample a manner as the said Sir Humphrey Mackworth 
held the same, with liberty to build a dock ; to hold for a 
term of 99 years, if the said Gabriel PoweU and his brothers 
John Powell, esq., and William Powell, gent., or the survivor 
of them should so long live. Yearly rent, los., and a pair 
of pullets to the portreeve on i Jan., or is. in lieu thereof. 
Witnesses : Thos. Edwards ; Phil. Williams ; John Jeffreys. 

D.D. 855. Probate of the Will, dated i Aug. 1738, 
of Mathew Jones of Cwmmawr in the parish of l/anhidian, 
CO. Glamorgan. Testator devised as foUows : — To my son 
Thomas a messuage and lands caUed Kevenystlle, otherwise 
Berthllwyd, in the parish of lyoughor, co. Glamorgan, also a 
messuage and lands called Tyr Prudence Morgan, in the 
parishes of I^oughor and Ivanrhidian, also a leather bed, and 
a moiety of the house at Ivoughor called the Red house ; also 
the tenement called Cwmylnocke in the said parish of I^an- 
ridian, and in the tenure of Thomas Jenkin, but subject to 
the payment of ;£ioo to my daughter Prudence, ; to my 
grandchildren, WiUiam Seys, Elizabeth Seys and Mary Seys, 
John Howell and Mathew Howell, £5 each ; my wife, Prissilla 
Jones to be executrix. Witnesses : David John ; John Bo wen ; 
William Richard. By a codicil of the same date the testator 
bequeathed to his said wife, for her life, the tenement called 
Cwmmawr. Witnesses as in the will. 

D.D. 856. Indenture, dated i Nov. 1738, being a 
declaration of the seizure and appraisement of goods by 
Edward lyloyd, deputy comptroller of customs at the port of 
Swansea, and Joseph Shewen, deputy customer of the said 
port, commissioners in pursuance of a writ issued out of the 
Court of Exchequer. The goods comprised tea valued at 
6s. per lb., and brandy ranging from 4s. 6d. to 5s. per gallon. 



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The vessels, on which the seizures were made, were the Dove, 
Richard Brown, master ; the William and Thomas from 
Guernsey, William Thomas, master ; the Molly from Bristol, 
James Lynch, master ; the William, from Brest, William 
Ho.^g, master. The document ,e;ives the dates of the seizures 
and also the names of the officers by whom the seizures were 
made. 

D.D. 857. Indenture, dated 23 July 1740, being a lease 
for a vear (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Gwenllian Walter of the parish of Merthir Tidvill, co. 
Glamorgan, widow, and Mathew Walter of the same parish, 
yeoman, and IMargarett, his wife, to Richard David of the 
parish of Kelligare, co. Glamorgan, yeoman, of a messuage 
and lands called Trevetha in the said parish of Merthir Tidvill, 
in the tenure of the said Richard David. Consideration, 5s. 
Rent, a pepper corn. Witnesses : Richard Edward ; Isaac 
Jones. 

D.D. 858. Indenture, dated 24 July 1740, being a 
grant by Gwenllian Walter, widow, Mathew Walter, yeoman, 
and Margaret his wife, all of the parish of Merthir Tidvill, 
CO. Glamorgan, to Richard Daxdd of the parish of Kelligare, 
CO. Glamorgan, yeoman, of the equity of redemption of a 
messuage and lands called Trevetha in the said parish of 
Merthir Tidvill, which Walter William of the said parish 
of Merthir Tid\'ill, yeoman (deceased husband of the said 
Gwenllian, and father of the said Mathew Walter), and 
Gwenllian his wife, by indentures, dated 22 and 23 Mar. 1730-1, 
mortgaged, for ^60, to John Watkin of the said parish of 
Merthir Tid\dl. The deed recites that the said John Watkin 
subsequently died and by his will appointed John Simon of 
the said parish of Kelligare, as his executor, and that the said 
John Simon (as executor of the said John Watkin), and Maud 
his wife, and the said Gwenllian Walter and Mathew Walter 
and Margaret his wife by indentures, dated 13 & 14 Oct, 1731, 
mortgaged the said property to the said Richard David to 
secure /68 5s. Consideration, ^^98. Witnesses : Richard 
Edward ; H. Morgan ; Isaac Jones. 

D.D. 859. Final Concord in a fine levied at the Great 
Sessions for co. Glamorgan, on 28 Mar. 1741-2, before Richard 
.... and Henry Proctor, esq., justices, wherein Mathew 
Wall and Elizabeth his wife, defendants, released two messu- 
ages and "a garden in the town of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, 
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D.D. 860. Indenture, dated 8 April, 1742, being a 
covenant by William Purcell of Cardiff, co. Glamorgan, cord- 
wayner, and Rachel his wife, to levy a fine of a house and 
garden in the parish of St. Mary, Cardiff, (adjoining the house 
of John James, mason, and bounded for the most part by the 
house of William Richards, gent., and Southgate Street), 
to enure to the use of Arthur Tanner of Cardiff, currier, and 
his wife Elizabeth, and their heirs. Consideration, £20 los. 
Witnesses : Han. Popkins ; John Thomas, both of Cardiff, 

D.D. 861. Indenture, dated 15 Aug. 1746, being a 
lease for a j^ear (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Catherine Thomas, widow, and Robert Thomas, gent., 
both of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, to Thomas Popkins of 
fforest, CO. Glamorgan, esq., of two messuages and lands 
called Penllynayddan vawr and Penllynayddan vach, in the 
parishes of Swansea and Langevelach, co. Glamorgan, and in 
the tenure of Hopkin John and Thomas . . . , two messuages 
and lands called Garth issa and Nant y hcisseg in the parish of 
Languick, co. Glamorgan, in the tenures of John Evan, 
David IvCwellin and Evan John, a messuage in Higher-town 
Street above the gate, in the town of Swansea, in the tenure 
of John Sly, gent., a messuage in Swansea, in the tenure of 
Robert Thomas, a messuage on the strand of Swansea and 
in a street called Goat Street, in the tenure of John Taylor, 
a messuage on the said strand, in the tenure of Luce Griffith, 
and a messuage in the street called ' Higher Street above the 
Gate,' in the tenure of William Gronow, butcher. Yearly 
rent, a pepper corn. Witnesses: Gab. Powell ; J. W. Gamage. 

D.D. 862. Indenture, dated 28 Dec. 1747, being a 
conditional surrender by Rachel Mansel of Tenby, co. Pem- 
broke, (widow of Thomas Mansel of Penrice, co, Glamorgan, 
gent., deceased), to her eldest son, Robert Mansel of Swansea, 
CO. Glamorgan, gent., of her life estate in the following pro- 
perty : a messuage and lands called Ally ago, in the tenure of 
David William ; a water corn mill called Velin ycha, in the 
tenure of Griffith William ; a fulling mill called Velin ban, 
in the tenure of Joshua Thomas ; also cottages and gardens 
in the respective tenures of Thomas Bevan, John Lewis, 
Richard Henry, Margaret Rees, widow, Jane David Morris, 
widow, Martha Davies, widow, and the said Joshua Thomas. 
Proviso that the said Robert Mansel shall pay to the said 
Rachel Mansel £1000 on i May, 1748. Witnesses : W. W. 
Mansel ; Ed. Mansel ; Gab. Powell ; Richd. Powell. 



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D.D. 863. Exemplification, dated 31 Mar. 1749, of a 
recovery at the Great Sessions for Glamorgan, held on 25 Mar. 
1749, whereby Hector Rees, esq., recovered from Robert 
]\Iansell a messuage, water corn mill, fulling mill, 8 cottages, 
10 gardens, an orchard, and 83 acres of land in the parish 
of Llandilotalybont, co. Glamorgan. It is endorsed ' Exem- 
plification [of a] recovery suffered on Altiago by Robert 
Mansel, gent.' 

D.D. 864. ExEiviPLiFiCATiON of the admission, at the 
court leet of the manor of Oystermouth, of Charles Noel, 
Duke of Beaufort, lord of the said manor, held on 24 April 
1751, at the house of Ruth Maddocke, widow, before Gabriel 
Powell, gent., steward of the said manor, of William Dawkin, 
gent., to customary messuages and lands held of the said 
manor, which had descended to him on the death, since the 
previous court, of his brother Richard Dawkin, gent. The 
sum of 5s. is paid by the said William Dawkin in lieu of a 
heriot as Richard Dawkin died out of the manor. Witnesses : 
William Maddocks ; William Griffith ; David Maddocks ; 
Richard Edward ; John Gethin ; William Harry Reeve. 

D.D. 865. Indenture, dated 26 May 1752, whereby 
John Thomas of the parish of Langwm, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
in consideration of an intended marriage between his son 
William Thomas, of I^angan aforesaid, and Mary Bonville, 
the only unmarried daughter of Charles Bonville of Wallas 
in the parish of Ewenny, co. Glamorgan, gent., grants to 
William Bonville of the parish of St. Brides Major, co. Glamor- 
gan, gent., and Edward Thomas of the parish of Lansanor, 
CO. Glamorgan, malster, a mansion house and the following 
parcels of land called Y croft worth y ty (if acres), Y greadish 
issa (3 acres), Kae newidd (2 J acres), and Pistle y park (3 acres), 
all in the said parish of Langan, on trust for the said John 
Thomas for his life, with remainder to the said William 
Thomas and Mary, his intended wife, for their lives, with 
remainder to their issue with remainders over. The said 
William Thomas also grants to the same trustees two parcels 
of land called Kae hendy ycha (3 acres) and Kae hendy ysha 
(3 acres) in the parish of Coj'ty, co. Glamorgan, on trust for 
the said William Thomas and Mary his wife, for their lives, 
with remainder to their issue, with remainders over. Coven- 
ant by the said William Thomas to invest /^loo (the marriage 
portion of the said Mary Bonville) and a further £400, in realty 
to be held on the last mentioned trusts. The said Charles 
Bonville also grants to the said trustees a toft and three 



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closes called Kaer -ffrank (4 acres), Dwy erw vorgan (2 acres), 
and Kae vorgan (4 acres), in the parish of Coychurch, co. 
Glamorgan, to be held on the last mentioned trusts. The 
deed also recites that Thomas Lewis of Soberton, co. South- 
ampton, esq., on 17 July, 1728, granted to the said Charles 
Bonville, then of Corntown, co. Glamorgan, yeoman, a lease 
of two closes colled Gwain y -park (2 acres) and Stony velvad 
(5 acres), in the parish of Colvinstone, co. Glamorgan, for 
99 years, if Elizabeth his eldest daughter, Cecil, his second 
daughter, and the said Mary [Bon\alle], his third daughter, 
should so long live ; that the said Thomas Lewis on 10 July, 
1735, granted to the said Charles Bonville a lease of the 
messuage and lands called Wallas farm in the said parish of 
Ewenny in the lordship of Corntown, containing 100 acres of 
land, for the lives of the said Charles Bonville, Phillippa his 
then wife, and the said Mary Bonville, their daughter. [The 
last skin of this deed has been cut off] . Witnesses : John 
Thomas ; Cha. Morgan. 

D.D. 866. Indenture, dated 29 June, 1752, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Sir Edmond Thomas of Wenvoe Castle, co. Glamorgan, 
bart. . to Bartholomew Greenwood of the parish of St. George, 
Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, gent., of a house and garden 
and 29I acres of land in the parish of St. George, co. Glamor- 
gan, called Lotver vord and comprising the closes called Kae- 
heer, Wern, and Bister-row, all adjoining the house and con- 
taining 8 acres, Waine goch (2 acres), Byrws (5 acres), Kae 
olrey (4 acres), Gile's acre (i| acres), Dwy erxv broam (2 acres), 
Dwy erw kae bach (4 acres), Gwaine y byrrws (i| acres), Short- 
lands {i| acres), Erw pool (i acre). Wain goch (J acre), another 
quarter of an acre in Waingoch, a quarter of an acre by Port y 
langlon, and a quarter of an acre between the lands of the 
late Dr. William Bassett on the south, the lands of the late 
Lord Pembroke on the west, and the lands late of William 
Nicholls on the north and east, all the said closes being be- 
tween the lands of the late Lord Pembroke and the highway 
leading from St. George's to St. Nicholas. Witnesses : Hen, 
Ivlewellin ; J no. Llewellin. 

D.D. 867. Copy op the original Roll at Cardiff, 
dated 8 Oct. 1754 of a recovery suffered at the Great Sessions 
for Glamorgan held at Cardiff on 31 Mar. 1714, before Charles 
Coxe, esq., and William Bridges, esq., justices of the Great 
Sessions wherein George Howells, esq., recovered from Thomas 
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Tregarreeke, Kibber and Cardifl'e Comely, alias South Cornely, 
I/andough alias lyandough juxta Pennarth, Coggan and New- 
ton alias Newton Nottage and no messuages, 2 water corn 
mills, no gardens, and 2140 acres of land in Cardiff, Crocker- 
town and Swanzey and in the parishes of St. Andrews Pen- 
narth, Landough juxta Penarth, Coggan, Merthir Dovan, 
Highlight, Cadoxton juxta Barry, St. Mark's in Cardiffe, 
St. John Baptist in Cardiffe, Swanzey, Oystermouth, I^ange- 
velach, St. Jones juxta Swanzey, Ivansamlet, Pile, and 
Kenfigg, Newton Nottage, Roath, lylandaffe, Whitchurch, 
St. Brides super Ely, Peterston super Ely and Ystradevoduck, 
also certain portions of tithes, in Roath in the said county. 
The said Thomas Herbert called upon Edward Herbert to 
warrant his title. 

D.D. 868. Agreement, dated 19 April 1755, between 
Henry Jones of the city of Hereford, gent., and his brother 
Thomas Jones of the parish of Pendoylen, co. Glamorgan, 
in regard to a partition of the leasehold estates of Thomas 
Jones and Catherine Jones (their deceased father and mother) 
whereby it is agreed that the said Thomas Jones should enjoy 
the lease (granted by Michael Richards, esq., to the said 
Thomas Jones, deceased), of the farm called Corrug genol, 
late in the tenure of Howell Robert, deceased, and lands called 
Philip Edward's lands in the said parish of Pendoylen, and 
that the said Henry Jones should enjoy the lease (granted by 
Sir John Aubrey, bart., to the said Thomas Jones, deceased), 
of the farm called Corrug in the said parish of Pendoylan, 
except two acres by the church which are allotted to the 
said Thomas Jones as part of his share) also the lease (granted 
by the said Michael Richards, since deceased) of the tenement 
and lands called Tir ton y gader, late in the tenure of the said 
Catherine Jones, and in the said parish of Pendoylen. 

D.D. 869. Decree in Chancery by the Ivord Chan- 
cellor, dated 10 May, 1755, in the suit of Edward Hurst, 
plaintiff v. Hon. Thomas Morgan, Capell Hanbury, esq., the 
Right Hon. Daniel, Earl of Winchelsea and Nottingham, 
William Powell, otherwise Richards, an infant by his guardian 
the said Thomas Morgan, Jane Richards, widow, Lewis 
Morgan and Ann his wife, Elizabeth Allen, spinster, I;ucy 
Allen, spinster, John Powell and John Phillips, defendants. 
The decree, after stating that the original bill was exhibited 
by lyucy Allen, widow, deceased, against Roger Powell, esq., 
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others, recites that Thomas Herbert, esq., (the deceased father 
of Thomas Herbert, an infant) was seised of the manors of 
Newton Nottage and South Cornely, co. Glamorgan, and 
other property, and, by his will dated 17 Oct. 1734, devised 
to his wife Elizabeth all his personalty and any realty, of which 
he had power to dispose, and died in March, 1736, leaving his 
said wife Elizabeth and Thomas Herbert, the plaintiff's 
nephew, his only child and heir at law. That the widow 
Elizabeth Herbert on 29 April, 1739, married the defendant, 
John Powell, and they by indentures, dated 24 and 25 April, 
1739, granted the property mentioned in the bill to the 
Right Hon. Herbert, Lord Windsor and Bussey Mansell, esq., 
to the use of the late Earl of Hertford (afterwards Duke of 
Somerset) and the defendant, the Earl of Winchelsea and 
Nottingham, for 200 years and, subject thereto, on trust for 
the said Elizabeth Herbert for her life with remainder to her 
son, the said Thomas Herbert, for his life, with remainder 
to his sons in tail, with remainder to the said Elizabeth 
Herbert ; that the said Elizabeth, under a power in the said 
settlement, charged the said premises with an annuity of 
£30 to her mother lyucy Parker (since deceased), for her life, 
and with an annuity of ;f20 to her niece, the defendant Eliza- 
beth Allen, and by her will, dated 8 May, 1739, gave her son 
Thomas Herbert all her realty and personalty, and died on 
8 July, 1739. Her son the said Thomas Herbert died on 
25 Feb. 1739 intestate and without issue and administration 
of his effects was granted to his aunt (the late plaintiff, 
Lucy Allen), who was his heir at law on his mother's side, 
and then claimed the said property on the ground that the 
said Thomas Herbert (the father) was seised in fee simple 
of the same. That the said I/Ucy Allen died in Feb. 1746 
and by her will, dated 18 April, 1744, devised all her realty 
to the plaintiff and the defendant John Phillips in trust for 
her daughters, the defendants Elizabeth and Lucy Allen. 
That the said Roger Powell by his will, dated 9 Dec. 1750, 
gave all his realty to the defendants Morgan & Hanbury on 
trust (as to the realty comprised in the marriage settlement 
made by his late father Roger Powell) for his two sisters, the 
defendants Jane Richards and Ann, the wife of Lewis Morgan, 
and on trust (as to the residue of his realty) for defendant 
William Richards. Under the decree the question as to 
whether the said property passed by the will of Thomas 
Herbert (the father) to the said Elizabeth in fee simple and 
whether it descended on the death of Thomas Herbert (the 
son) to his heir on the paternal or maternal side is remitted 
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D.D. 870. Indenture, dated 16 Ma}'' 1755, being a 
lease from the Right Hon. Other I^ewis, Earl of Plymouth 
(only son of the Right Hon. Other, Earl of Plymouth, deceased 
by the Right Hon. Elizabeth, Countess of Plymouth deceased, 
who was the only child of Thomas Lewis of Soberton, co. 
Southampton, esq., deceased), to Bartholomew Greenwood 
of the parish of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, 
gent., of the mansion called Lanmace, and closes called Lan- 
mace farm, containing 124 Welsh acres, and the liberty of 
the river called Ely River, all in the parish of St. Pagans, co. 
Glamorgan, for the lives of the said Bartholomew Greenwood, 
and Bartholomew Howell, and William, the natural son of the 
said Bartholomew Greenwood, aged about 14 years. Con- 
sideration, /82 los. and the surrender of a lease of the said 
property granted on 20 July 1723, by the said Thomas Lewis 
to John Greenwood of the said parish of St. Pagans, the 
deceased father of the said Bartholomew Greenwood. Yearly 
rent, £27 los. and 2s. (in lieu of duties), suit of court and mill 
to the manor and mill of St. Pagans, and a heriot of the best 
beast, or ^3 in lieu thereof on the death of the holder of the 
lease. Witnesses : Hen. Llewellin ; Richard Sutton Yates. 

D.D. 871. Indenture, dated 27 Dec. 1756, being a lease 
from Edward Popham of Littlecot, co. Wilts., esq., to John 
Thomas of Cadoxton, co. Glam., 3^eoman, of a messuage, 
&c. , near Cadoxton Church, and closes called Sheephalls pasture 
(3 acres), Goldbiiry's meadow (i acre), North meadow (i 
acre). Little march close (3 acres). High close (i acre), and 
four acres of wood, all in the manor of Cadoxton East Barry, 
CO. Glamorgan, and late in the tenure of Jenkin Rees, mariner, 
deceased ; to hold for 99 years, if Jenkin Rees, John Rees, 
and Ann Rees (children of the said Jenkin Rees, deceased), 
should so long live. Consideration, £yo. Yearly rent, lis. 4d. 
and a heriot of 20s. on the death of any of the persons for whose 
lives the lease is granted ; also suit at the court of the manor 
of Cadoxton, Witnesses : John Popham ; Richd. Witts. 

D.D. 872. Copy of an Indenture, dated 14 June 1757, 
being an assignment by Frances Lewis of Cardiff, co. Glamor- 
gan, widow, and William Evan Jenkin of the parish of St. 
Mellons, co. Monmouth, carpenter, to Francis Durbrow of 
Kevenmabley, co. Glamorgan, gent., of a mortgage for £10 
granted by indentures, dated 29 & 30 Jvily 1756, by the said 
William Evan Jenkin to the said Frances Lewis, of a messuage, 
shop and garden in the said parish of St. Mellons, bounded 
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port, on the east by the lands of WilHam Morgan of Tre- 
degar, esq., and on the north and west by a messuage and 
garden in the tenure of Rachel Roberts. Consideration, 
£io 8s. gd., paid to said Frances Lewis, and £i() lis. 3d. 
paid to said William Evan Jenkin. Witnesses : Thomas 
Humberstone; Thomas Treharn ; Edmund Lloyd; J. 
Llewellin. 

D.D. 873. Copy of Indenture, dated 6 April 1758, 
whereby Charles Van of Newport, co. Monmouth, esq., and 
Catherine his wife, declare that the fine levied of the under- 
mentioned properties unto Richard Jenkins of Marias, co. 
Glamorgan, at the Great Sessions held at Cardiff on 30 Mar. 
1758, should enure to the use of the said Charles Van and his 
heirs : — The messuages and lands respectively called Trevach 
{40 acres), in the tenure of David John, and Caner, otherwise 
Canerw (100 acres), in the tenure of Watkin Butler all the 
said properties being in the parish of Coy church, co. Glamor- 
gan ; tenements in the parish of St. Brides, co. Glamorgan, 
called Pandy (21 acres), in the tenure of Samuel Morgan, 
Maindy (40 acres), in the tenure of Philip David ; tenements 
at Hirwain in the parishes of Co^-church and St. Brides 
namely, four acres in a meadow called Gwain y que, a messuage 
and one acre late in the tenure of Morgan Evan and now of 
the said Charles Van, two acres late in the tenure of Edmund 
Gamage, and now of the said Charles Van, three acres in a 
meadow called Gwain y rhyd, one acre in a meadow called 
Gwain newydd in the tenure of the said Charles Van, and a 
messuage and two acres late in the tenure of Morgan Treavor 
and now of the said Charles Van ; a tenement (35 acres) 
called Ty y quarella in the parish of Coyty, co. Glamorgan, 
in the tenure of Margaret Jones, widow ; a barn in Bridgend 
in the said parish of Coyty, in the tenure of the said Margaret 
Jones ; a house and half an acre of land adjoining the said 
barn, in the tenure of Moses Rees ; a house and garden in 
Bridgend, in the tenure of the said Moses Rees ; a close 
(2 acres), adjoining the tenement called Coyty moor, in the 
tenure of the said Moses Rees ; two closes (3 acres) called 
Caepant in the parish of Coyty, in the tenure of Thomas 
Thomas ; a tenement called Wildmill (27 acres), in the parish 
of Coyty in the tenure of Jesse David ; two messuages in the 
parish of Coyty, in the tenure of Jesse David and Morgan 
Howell ; a house and stable called the ' Shi-p,' in Bridgend, 
in the tenure of John Edwards ; a house and garden and one 
acre in the village of Nolton, in the tenure of Edward Llewellin, 
t3^1er ; a mansion house in the village and parish of Newcastle, 



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CO. Glamorgan, in the tenure of Hopkin Llewellin ; two 
closes (6 acres) called Cae Alice Mathew otherwise Caiar 
dre, adjoining the said village of Newcastle ; two houses and 
gardens in the said village, in the tenure of Joan Rees, and 
John Cross ; houses in the said village in the tenures of Thomas 
David, William James, Rachel James, and Thomas John; 
a shop in the said village in the tenure of Robert Morgan ; 
one acre at a place called Angelstown in the said parish of 
Newcastle, late in the tenure of Thomas James deceased, 
and now of the said William James ; a messuage and two 
acres in Angelstown aforesaid, late in the tenure of Philip 
Cornel and now of Thomas Francis ; a messuage and garden 
in Angelstown late in the tenure of James Thomas and now 
of the said William James ; two closes (9 acres) called 
Luttrel's closes in the said parish of Newcastle, in the tenure 
of the said Thomas Francis. 

D.D. 874. Indenture, dated 14 July 1763, (being a 
lease for a year so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Edward Lewis of Neeth, co. Glamorgan, cordwainer, 
and Thomasian his wife, and Isabel Lewis of the same place, 
widow, to Gabriel Powell of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
and Thomas Edward of Cardiff, co. Glamorgan, gent., of a 
mansion house and curtilege in Wind Street, and Water Street 
in the town of Neath aforesaid. Witnesses : Wm. Jenkins ; 
Jo. Prichard. 

D.D. 875. Indenture, dated 26 Sept. 1763, being a 
lease from Jane Talbot, widow, and John Ivery Talbot, esq., 
both of Margam, co. Glamorgan (the acting trustees of the will 
of Rev. Thomas Talbot of Margam, deceased), to Morgan 
Waters of Stormey in the parish of Tythegston, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., and his son Morgan Waters the younger, for the lives 
of the said lessees, of messuages and lands respectively called 
Tyn y wain, otherwise Tir ysh law'r ceven (32 acres), closes 
(15 acres) called Gwayn vawr, and Gwayn galed, two parcels 
of land called Kae worth y velin (13 acres) at a place called 
Keven cwsk, three messuages and lands called Penycastell 
(30 acres), Tydry and Givyniddy pan clevering (50 acres), 
all in the said manor of Stormey and parish of Tythegston 
(of which, two acres of the last mentioned property are in the 
manor and parish of Pyle and Kenfigg and adjoin the west 
side of the last mentioned premises), also a water corn mill 
called Melin David Gitto, situate in the eastern division of the 
parish and manor of Margam. Timber and minerals are 
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leases, for which a fine of ;^25o had been paid. Yearly rent, 
£27 15s. 8d., 6 heriots of the best beasts or £10 in heu of five 
them and 5s. in Heu of the other heriot, on the death of the said 
Morgan Waters the elder, and 3 heriots of the best beasts or 
£7 in lieu thereof on the death of the said Morgan Waters 
the younger, also the like heriots on any alienation of the said 
premises. The lessors appoint Hopkin Llewellin of the 
said parish of Margam, gent., to give hvery of seisin. Wit- 
nesses : James Shepherd ; David Rees. 

D.D. 876. Indenture, dated 29 Aug. 1766, being a 
lease for 61 years from Francis Minnit of Cardiff, co. Glamor- 
gan, gardener, to Bartholomew Greenwood of Cardiff, gent., 
of a dwelling house, adjoining the residence of the said lessor 
and situate on the south side of Crockherbtown in the parish 
of St. John the Baptist in Cardiff ; and also a coal house and 
ground, with liberty to erect any new buildings thereon. 
Consideration, a considerable sum already laid out on repairs 
&c., of the demised premises. Yearly rent, £6 los. Witnesses : 
Mary Brewer ; Will. WilHams. 

D.D. 877. Copy of an Indenture, dated 20 Oct. 1767, 
being an assignment of the mortgage dated 13 and 14 June, 
1757, [D.D. 872], by Francis Durbrow of Kevenmabley, co. 
Glamorgan, gent., and a further charge by William Evan 
Jenkin of the parish of St. Mellons, co. Monmouth, carpenter, 
to Edward Llewellin of the parish of St. Fagan, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., of the property comprised in D.D. 872. Consideration, 
£70, of which £24 IS. (the amount of principal and interest) 
is paid to the said Francis Durbrow, and ^^35 19s. to the said 
William Evan Jenkin. Witnesses : James Owen ; Will. Wil- 
liams ; David Edward. 

D.D. 878. Memoranda (endorsed Dec. 1767), touching 
the royalties of Uske and Trellech. This document gives 
some interesting information historical and otherwise in regard 
to these royalties, the privileges of which are stated ' to be 
equalled no where but by the Highland tenures of Scotland, 
which latter are now broke through by Act of Parliament.' 
Interesting details are also given in regard to Wisewood Chase 
and the different iron and copper works in the district. 

D.D. 879. Indenture, dated 20 Aug. 1768, whereby 
Reynold James of the parish of Llanishen, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
and Jane his wife, and John Smith of the parish of Eglwys- 
ilin, CO. Glamorgan, 3^eoman, declare that the fine levied by 
them to Thomas Williams of Everglyn in the said parish of 



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Eglw\silin, gent., at the Great Sessions held at Cowbridge on 
4 April, 1708, of a messuage and lauds called 'i'tre 
Thomas Evan coch in the said parish of Lanishen and in 
the tenure of the said Reynold James, and the messuage 
and lands (10 acres) called Tire y garwa hack in the said parish 
of Eglwysilan and in the tenure of William Jenkin as the 
tenant of the said Jolm Smith, should enure, as to the property 
in the parish of L/anishen, to the use of the said Reynold 
James and Jane his wife, for their lives, with remainder to 
the appointees, by will, of the said Reynold James, with 
remainder to his heirs ; and that the property in the parish 
of Eglwysilan should enure to the use of the said John Smith 
and his heirs. Witnesses : David Williams ; Wil. Thomas. 

D.D. 880. Indenture, dated i Oct. 1768, being a lease 
from the Hon. George Venables Vernon of Briton Ferry, co. 
Glamorgan, to Jenkin Hopkins of Tyn 3^r hewle in the parish 
of Ivantwitt, co. Glamorgan, gent., of messuages and lands 
called Reading and Lyros in the parish of Cadoxton juxta 
Neath, co. Glamorgan, in the tenure of Hopkin Thomas ; 
to hold for the lives of Thomas Hopkins (son of Morgan 
Hopkins of Bristol, sugar baker, and aged about 10 years), 
Thomas Williams (aged about 52 years) of Cadoxton, school- 
master, and John Bowen (aged 55 years) of Cadoxton, collier. 
Consideration, ;{i20. Yearly rent, £6$, a couple of fat 
pullets 5'early on i Jan., or is. in lieu thereof, also a heriot 
of the best beast, or 40s. in lieu thereof to be paid on the death 
of any tenant of the premises. The lessor appoints Lewis 
Thomas the elder, gent., or Lewis Thomas the younger, gent., 
both of Margam, co. Glamorgan, to give livery of seisin of 
the premises. Witnesses : Joseph Kay ; Thomas Williams. 
Memorandum [endorsed], signed by Jenkin Hopkins, states 
that John Gwynn of Neath, gent., was entitled to two fields 
called Rheedingan issa (i^ acres), and Rheedingan ganol 
(3 acres), for the lives of the said Thomas Williams and John 
Bowen, at the yearly rent of £^ los. and had by the consent 
of the said Jenkin Hopkins, obtained a lease of the said two 
fields (after the deaths of the said Thomas Williams and John 
Bowen for the life of his daughter Elizabeth Gwynn (aged 
about 10 years) at the 3'early rent of l^ los. [This deed is 
by mistake dated 1708 but it is evident from the year of the 
reign that it should be dated 1768]. 

D.D. 881. Certificate, dated 14 April 1770, of the 
landing of goods by David Williams from the Refiner, from 
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cast-iron plates, calamy [celauiiiiej, bath stone, sugar, linen 
and woollen drapery, rye grass seed, laths, cheese, earthen- 
ware, a sloop's mast, yards and sails, etc. 

D.D. 882. Exemplification of the surrender by John 
I^andeg of the parish of Langevelach, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
(at the court baron of Henry Duke of Beaufort, lord of the 
manor of Pennard and the fees of Kittle, Lunnon and Tre- 
w>'ddva, CO. Glamorgan, held at the house of David Rees in 
the fee of Kittle, on 10 May 1770 before Gabriel Jeffreys, gent., 
deputy to Gabriel Powell, esq., steward of the said manor), 
of messuages and lands called Trewyddva issha, Cae fiinnon 
ycha, Cae ftmnon ysha, Cae pen y Ian, Cae ych law y iuy ycha, 
Cae ych law y tuy ysha, Y cae bach, Y croft, Cae newidd. Garth 
ycha. Garth ysha, Y garth ganol, Kaer kenvas, Y wain vach, 
Y wain y kadno. Coed cae, and Y wern, all in the said parish 
of Langevelach, and said fee of Trewyddva ; also messuages 
and cottages, late in the tenures of John Rees, David Thomas, 
Joan Edward, Wm. Phillip, Wm. Morgan, and Thomas 
Joshua, and now of John Rowland, Mansel Noble, Thomas 
Evan, Thomas Roch, John Samuel, David Rj^therch, and 
Susan Lewis, situate in the said parish and fee ; and admission 
of the said John Landeg as tenant thereof to the use of himself 
and his heirs. Witnesses : Morgan Harry ; John Rowland ; 
John Griffiths ; John Harry ; John Parry ; Thomas Davies ; 
Samuel Griffiths ; John Gammon, reeve of Pennard ; John 
Plant, reeve of Trewj'ddva. 

D.D. 883. Copy of an Indenture, dated 14 Jan. 1774, being 
a mortgage for £160, from William Morrice of the parish of 
Michaelstone vedow, co. Glamorgan, gent., and Elizabeth 
his wife, to Thomas Prichard of Newport, co. Monmouth, 
gent., of the property described in D.D. 885. Witnesses : 
Hen, Morgan ; Lewelyn Thomas. 

D.D. 884. Attested Copy of an exemplification, dated 
II April 1774, of a recovery suffered on 5 April 1774 at the 
Great Sessions held at Cowbridge, co. Glamorgan, of 10 
messuages, &c., 2 iron rolling mills, 550 acres of land and 
free fishery in the parishes of Llanharen, Whitchurch, and 
Ivockwith, CO. Glamorgan, wherein Thomas Williams, gent., 
was plaintiff, and William Bassett, gent., was defendant, who 
called Gervas Powell, clerk, to warrant his title. 

D.D. 885. Copy of a Deed Poll, dated 12 Dec. 1774, 
whereby (after reciting that William Morrice of the parish of 
Michaelston y vedow, co. Glamorgan, had, at a court baron 



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of the Hon. Charles Morgan, esq., held for the manor of 
Youlton on 12 April 1774 before Evan Phillips, deputy 
steward of Hugh Jones, esq., surrendered a house, two gardens, 
one orchard, one barn and two acres of customary land in the 
parish of St. Mellons in the said manor of Youlton, co. Mon- 
mouth, abutting on the lands of Henry Williams, the lands 
of the lord of the said manor, in the tenure of Thomas Hill, 
the lands of the widow of Edward Jones, gent., deceased, 
the lands of Robert Jones, esq., and the highway leading 
from the village of St. Mellons towards Hendre, to Thomas 
Harry of the said parish of Michaelston y vedow, yeoman, 
to the use of the appointees of the said William Morrice), 
the said William Morrice appoints the said property to Thomas 
Prichard of Newport, co. Monmouth, gent., to secure the 
repayment of £160 to the said Thomas Prichard. Witnesses : 
Anne Jones, Hen. Morgan and Lewelyn Thomas, all of Caerleon. 

D.D. 886. Probate of the Will, dated 25 Dec. 1774, 
of Edward William of the parish of Penmaen in the hundred 
of Swansea, co. Glamorgan. Testator bequeathed as follows : 
To nay sister Ann Jones (wife of Thomas Jones of the parish 
of Llandrydian, £40 ; to my brother William Williams of the 
said parish of Dlandrydian), ;£20 ; to William Jones (son of the 
said Thomas Jones), ^^40 ; to my brother John Williams of 
the parish of Ilston, ^{20 ; to John and Thomas Jones (second 
and third sons respectively of the said Thomas Jones), ^^40 
each ; to Elizabeth Williams (wife of John William and 
eldest daughter of the said Thomas Jones), £40 ; to Ann Jones 
and Eleanor Jones (second and third daughters of the said 
Thomas Jones), £40 each ; to my niece Mary William (daughter 
of my brother Benjamin William) one third share of the lease 
of Park and Stone Mills ; to the children when 21 years old, 
of my said brother Benjamin William, namely, Benjamin 
(2nd son), Ann William (2nd daughter), Eleanor William (4th 
daughter), and Margaret William (5th daughter), £40 each ; 
David William (eldest son of my said brother Benjamin 
William) to be executor. Witnesses : Robert Wells ; Abraham 
Morgan ; John Hoskins. 

D.D. 887. Abstract of an Indenture, dated 13 April 
1775, being an assignment from Herbert Mackworth of Neath, 
CO. Glamorgan, esq., (son, heir, and administrator of Herbert 
Mackworth of Neath aforesaid, esq., deceased), and the Hon. 
Juliana Mackworth (widow and residuary legatee of the said 
Herbert Mackworth deceased), to Bernard Brocas of Woke- 
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in a piece of land, vested in the said Herbert Mackworth, 
deceased, by an indenture dated 3 Nov. 1729, and other 
indentures, and also a fire policy in the Sun Fire Office, 
London. The indenture recites that the said Herbert Mack- 
worth, deceased, died in Aug. 1765, and by his will, dated 
12 Jan., 1753, appointed his said wife Juliana Mackworth, 
residuary legatee and executrix; that the said Juliana 
renounced the executorship and that adumiistratiou was 
therefore granted in Sept. 1765 to his son, the said Herbert 
Mackworth. Consideration, ;^i365. 

D.D. 888. Probate of the Will, dated 24 June 1775, 
of Thomas Jones of Kefenstulle in the parish of Loughor, 
CO. Glamorgan. Testator bequeathed as follows : — To my 
wife Mary Jones, for life, the tenement caUed Kejenslull, 
aforesaid and the tenement called Prudence Morgan's lande 
lately purchased from John William, deceased, also the 
moiety of Red house in the parish of Loughor ; to my son 
Mathew Jones the tenement called Cwmmawr, subject to the 
payment of my debts, and in the event of there being a 
deficiency my wife shall pay ' 2s. per wey of the land money 
out of the coalery under Caebach ' until the debts are paid 
off ; my said wife and son to be executors and to sell the 
freehold estate called Cronyrhook, to pay the debt due to 
Mrs. Elizabeth Prichard, and to hold the surplus proceeds for 
my daughters, Mary (wife of Charles Lawelyne), Catherine 
Jones, and Ann Jones ; the profits of the stone quarries, &c. 
be applied to the mamtenance of my children, Thomas Jones, 
William Jones, John Jones and Elizabeth Jones ; my cousin 
Phillip David and my wife Mary Jones to be executors in 
trust. Witnesses : David Hugh ; John Jeffrey ; George 
Davies. 

D.D. 889. Probate of the Will, dated 9 April 1776, 
of Roger Rice of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, cooper. Testator 
bequeathed as follows : — To my cousin John Rees of the 
parish of I^langevelach, £^ ; to William Rees of Pantywidir, 
my apparel, and to his son, William Rees the younger, any 
sum ' due upon my death from the club which is held at 
Fulmoon,' also £5 when he is 21 ; to my wife Ann, for life, all 
my personalty (except the lease of any part of the Town Hill 
which I have agreed to sell to Mr. Iltid Thomas for £115), 
with remainder (as to one moiety thereof) to my relations, 
John Rees the younger, and Elizabeth Rees (the children of 
my said cousin John Rees), and with remainder (as to the other 
moiety) to William Thomson and Ceciha Thomson (the 



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children of my relation John Thomson of Wookard, co. 
Somerset ; my wife Anne to be executrix and to be assisted 
by my friends, William Penry of Gellyweren in the said 
parish of liangevelach, and William Rosser of Sketty in the 
parish of Swansea. Codicil, dated 9 April 1776. Wit- 
nesses : Iltid Thomas ; R. Davies. 

D.D. 890. Indenture, dated 5 June 1776, being a lease 
for 21 years from Charles Wyudham of Clearwell, co. Glouces- 
ter, esq., to Evan Thomas of Old-Castle upon Allam in the 
parish of St. Brides Major, co. Glamorgan, yeoman, of the 
capital messuage and lands, comprising 46 acres at 01d-Ca.stle 
upon AUam aforesaid. Yearly rent, £^2, two pullets on the 
feast of Circumcision yearly or is. in lieu thereof, and suit 
at the court of the manor of Dunraven, Slade and Pilcott. 
Witnesses : Edward A. Sands ; George Bond ; James Watkins. 

D.D. 891. Indenture, dated 24 Mar. 1777, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Owen Brigstocke of Blaenpant, co. Cardigan, esq., to 
Hopkin Griffith of the parish of Oystermouth, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., of a close called Hesperlone, bounded on the east by 
lands of Mr. William Davids, on the west by lands of the said 
Hopkin Griffith, and on the north by a lane ; also a small 
piece of land on the north side of the lane, opposite to Hesper- 
lowe, all which said properties contain half an acre in the tenure 
of the said Hopkin Griffith, in the said parish of Oystermouth. 
Witnesses : Rich. Davies ; John Evans. 

D.D. 892. Indenture, dated 11 May, 1784, whereby 
George Wyndham of Cromer, co. Norfolk, esq., (grand-nephew 
of Catherine Edwin of Bedford, spinster, deceased), Anne 
Perrott of Bath, co. Somerset, spinster, John Jennings of 
Nevills Court, Fetter lyane, l/ondon, yeoman, and Catherine 
his wife, Anna Rosina Anderson of Fulneck, co. York, spinster, 
and Margaret Gray of Haverfordwest, co. Pembroke, spinster, 
declare that a sum of £5,000 three per cent Annuities, trans- 
ferred by the said George Wyndham to Stafford Squire 
Baxter of Furnival's Inn, l^ondon, gent., and William Cardale 
of Grays Inn, co. Middlesex, gent., under an order of the 
Court of Chancery, dated 8 Feb, 1774, in regard to the will 
and estate of the said Catherine Edwin, shall be held on trust 
to pay (out of the income) the annuities bequeathed by the 
said testatrix to the said Anne Perrott, Catherine Jennings, 
Anne Rosina Anderson and Margaret Gray, for their Hves, and 
thereafter to pay any surplus to the said George Wyndham. 



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The indenture recites the will, dated ii Dec. 1769, of the said 
Catherine Edwin, which states that testatrix had contracted 
to sell, for £8000, to Robert Jones of Fenmon Castle, co. 
Glamorgan, esq., a moiety of the manor or lordship of East 
Orchard, co. Glamorgan, and other property, and that, after 
bequeathing several annuities, she gave the residue of her 
personalty to her executors, Richard Howard, esq., and 
Edward Bowman, gent., on trust for her said grand nephew 
George Wyndham, when 21 years of age ; that the said Cather- 
ine Edwin died on 23 July 1773 without altering her said will 
or a codicil, dated 6 Oct. 1772. Witnesses : Chrisn. Kell, 
and Matt. Grylls, clerks to Smith and Cardale, Grays Inn ; 
Jeremiah vSmith ; J. C. Salmon, attorney, Bath ; David 
Collis of Fulneck, gent. ; Richard P'oley of Haverfordwest. 

D.D. 893. Assignment, dated 6 July, 1786, by Gervas 
Powell, clerk, Lewis Jenkin, William David, Thomas Rees, 
Lewis Edwards, Isaac Jones and Rowland Williams (seven 
of the trustees appointed by an Act of 11 Geo. Ill to widen 
and repair several roads leading to the town of Lantrissent 
and a road leading from Newbridge to the Old Furnace, all in 
CO. Glamorgan, and by an Act of 19 Geo. Ill for repairing 
and widening the said roads to Lantrissent, and the roads 
leading from the Old Furnace to Merthyr Tidvil village and 
from thence to the confines of co. Brecon, all in co. Glamorgan), 
to WiUiam Morgan of the said parish of Merthyr Tidvil, gent., 
of the tolls granted for widening and repairing the said road, 
for 25 years, to secure £11 ids. and interest advanced and 
paid to Richard Hill, treasurer of the said roads in the Merthyr 
Tidvil District. Witness : William Harry. 

D.D. 894. Attested Copy of an indenture, dated i Mar. 
1792, whereby Hopkin Llewellyn of Pile, co. Glamorgan, esq., 
and Margaret his wife, and Henry Wyndowe of Ryeford in 
the parish of Stonehouse, co. Gloucester, esq., and Sarah his 
wife (by the direction of Walter Phelps of Llandovery, co. 
Carmarthen, gent.) grant to Richard Foley of Haverfordwest, 
gent., and Walter Powell of Brecon, gent., (i) messuages 
and lands called Dollevallt in the tenure of Lewis David, in 
the parish of Llanvairybrin, co. Carmarthen, Tyr-y-velindre 
in the parish of Llandingat, co. Carmarthen, formerly in the 
tenure of David Lloyd, carrier, afterwards of Samuel Edward, 
carrier, Rowland Thomas, glover, Hugh Morgan, currier, and 
David John, labourer, but now of the said James Phelps 
and David John, labourer ; (2) messuages and lands called 
Maesyhwlch in the tenure of Hugh Pugh, Hyrllwyn and 



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Brynmyherin in the tenure of Evan Jenkin, Banyglyn in the 
tenure of John Powell, Nant-yr-Hyhog and Pentoyn, in 
the tenure of Margaret David, widow, ffoes-y-whyed in the 
tenure of John James, and Carney and Top glas in the tenures 
of David Watkins, gent., and Thomas Price, all being in the 
parish of Llandilowane, co. Brecon ; (3) messuages and lands 
called Rhyd iawen and Gwayne vawr in the tenure of Lewis 
Thomas John, Tyr David Rees Ben Llwyd, otherwise Y drys- 
siog-y-knwch didre, and Kaebach in the tenure of Rees Morgan, 
gent., all being in the parish of Llandingat, co. Carmarthen, 
to the intent that recoveries might be suffered to enure to the 
use of Hugh Bold of Brecon, esq., and Thomas Bateman of 
Haverfordwest, clerk, on trust to sell the said properties 
and to pay off, out of the proceeds a mortgage of ;^4300, and 
to pay any surplus to the said Walter Phelps. The indenture 
recites that by indentures, dated i and 2 March 1771, James 
Phelps of lylandovery, gent., and Rebecca his wife granted 
the property, numbered i and 2 above, to Hugh Evans of 
Ivlandilo, co. Carmarthen, gent., to the intent that a recovery 
might be suffered to enure to the use of the appointees of the 
said James Phelps and Rebecca his wife, with remainder to 
the said James Phelps and his wife Rebecca for their lives, 
with remainder to the said Walter Phelps and his sons ; that 
by indentures, dated 16 Aug., 1771, the said James Phelps 
and Rebecca his wife mortgaged the property, numbered 2, 
to John James of the parish of St. Philip and Saint Jacob, 
CO. Gloucester, leather dresser, to secure ;^7oo and further 
advances ; that said James Phelps and his wife Rebecca died ; 
that said John James died intestate, leaving the said Margaret 
Llewellyn and Sarah Wyndow his only daughters and co- 
heiresses surviving, who took out administration of his effects 
in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Witnesses : John 
Bateman ; J. L. Phillips. 

D.D. 895. Draft of an Indenture, dated . . . 1792, 
whereby Calvert Richard Jones of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, 
esq., (after reciting that Philip Thomas of Swansea, deceased, 
by his will, dated 12 May 1792, devised all his realty in co. 
Glamorgan to his son Matthew Thomas in fee simple, subject 
to a rent-charge of £2$ per annum to testator's son Philip 
Thomas and his lawful issue, and that the said Philip Thomas 
senior, before his death agreed to buy from the said Calvert 
Richard Jones, a house, garden, and j^ard in Frog St. in Swan- 
sea aforesaid, then held under lease by the said Philip Thomas 
for the lives of himself and his two sons, Mathew Thomas and 
Philip Thomas at the yearly rent of £1 5s. 6d., but no con- 



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veyance had been executed), grants the said property to the 
said Matthew Thomas, to hold upon the trusts declared in 
the will above recited. Consideration, £5$. 

D.D. 896. Rental of the Swansea estate for lyady Day 
1792. It gives the names of the tenants and of their holdings, 
also the half-yearly rents for such holdings. 

D.D. 897. Indenture, dated 18 May 1792, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from John 
Compton of Bistern, co. Southampton, esq., to Abel Moysey 
of Ivincoln's Inn Fields, co. Middlesex, and Sir William Howe 
of Seymour Place, co. Middlesex, knight of the Bath, of the 
manor of Cadoxton, co. Glamorgan, and all farms, &c. belong- 
ing thereto. Witnesses : A. F. Mansfield ; Wm. Jones. 

D.D. 898. Indenture, dated 6 Aug. 1792, being a lease 
from the Right Hon. George Lord Vernon of Briton Ferry, 
CO. Glamorgan, to Thomas Rees of the parish of Michaelstone 
super Avan, co. Glamorgan, yeoman, of a messuage and lands 
called Pidl y glaw and Llettyr hwhach in the said parish of 
Michaelstone super Avan, and the water corn mill called 
Velyn newydd, (being on part of the said property of Pwll y 
glaw), and also suit of mill, to hold for 99 years, if Jenkin 
Rees and Thomas Rees (sons of the said Thomas Rees and 
respectively aged 32 years and 7 years) should so long live, 
the demise to take effect on the death of Mary John of the 
parish of Margam, widow, who is the last life in a previous 
lease of the property. Consideration, £2>'^ los. Yearly 
rent, fB> los., and 2 geese and 2 capons on ist Jan. yearly or 
3s. in lieu thereof, and a heriot of the best beast, or 40s. in 
lieu thereof on the death of every tenant in possession of the 
premises. Witnesses : Wm. Thomas, curate of Briton Ferry ; 
Morg. Symmons. 

D.D. 899. Abstract of Indentures of lease and re- 
lease, respectively dated 10 & 11 Jan. 1793, being a mortgage 
for ^20,500 from Calvert Richard Jones to Henry lyCe and 
John Richards, of the manors of Newton Nottage, South 
Corneley, Dinas Powis and Highlight, the impropriate rectory 
of Oystermouth, the right of presentation (one turn in three) 
to the church of Newton Nottage, and all advowsons of churches 
appendant to the manors and rectories aforesaid, the forest 
or waste called Trewyddva common in the parish of lylange- 
velach, and messuages and lands and tithes in the towns and 
parishes of Newton Nottage, South Corneley, Swansea, 



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Oystermonth, St. John juxta Swansea, Llangevelach, I,lan- 
samlet, Llanadern, Dinas Powis, vSt. Andrews and Merthir- 
dovan, co. Glamorgan. A schedule to this deed gives 
particulars as to the acreages of the properties, the names of 
the tenants and also the rents payable. A third indenture 
(abstracted), dated ii Jan. 1793, contains a declaration, by 
the said Henry Lee and John Richards, that the said £20,500 
is held by them on the trusts mentioned in an indenture of 
settlement, dated 9 May 1788. 

D.D. 900. Indenture, dated 4 Jan. 1794, being a lease 
for 21 years, from the Right Hon. lyord Dynevor of Dynevor 
Castle, CO. Carmarthen, John Compton, late of Bistern, but 
now of Minstead, co. Southampton, esq., the Right Hon. 
Welbore Ellis of Poultons, co. Southampton, esq., and Ann 
his wife, and Christopher D'Oyly late of Ware Park, co. 
Hertford, but now of Twickenham, co. Middlesex, esq., and 
Sarah his wife, to John Pendrill of Mount Drumma in the 
parish of Cadoxton juxta Neath, co. Glamorgan, gent., of a 
farm called Craig y rhedin containing 38a. 3r. (late in the tenure 
of Ann Griffith, widow, but now of the said John Pendrill), 
lying on the side of Mount Drumma aforesaid. Yearly rent, 
£15 15s. Witness : John Wickens. 

D.D. 901. Indenture, dated i Sept., 1795, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Anne Rees of the parish of Coity, co. Glamorgan, spin- 
ster, David Harry of the parish of I.angan, co. Glamorgan, 
yeoman (eldest son of George Harry of the said parish of Lan- 
gan, yeoman, deceased), and Mary his wife, to Thomas Davies 
of the said parish of Coity, clerk, of two messuages and 16 
acres of land in closes called Pedar evw y meisith ysha (4 acres). 
Pimp erw (5 acres), Tair erw (3 acres), Dwy erw (2 acres), 
Y tree quarter ar y meisith (| acre), and Erw'r moor (i acre). 
Witnesses : Will. Rees ; Chas. I/lewelyn. 

D.D. 902. Indenture, dated 19 Sept. 1795, being a 
lease from the Right Hon. George Lord Vernon of Briton 
Ferry, co. Glamorgan, to John Nathaniel Miers of Neath, 
CO. Glamorgan, esq., of a messuage and lands called Tir dan y 
Ian in the parish of Lantwitt juxta Neath, co. Glamorgan, 
for the lives of the said John Nathaniel Miers (aged 21 years). 
Lady Molly Anne Mackworth of Gnoll Castle (aged 20 years), 
and Nathaniel Miers Cox (aged 12 years), the cousin of the 
said John Nathaniel Miers. Consideration, ^^140. Yearly 
rent, £4, and one couple of fat capons on i Jan. 3^early, or 



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2s. in lieu thereof, and a heriot of the best beast or 40s. in Ueu 
thereof on the death of every tenant in possession of the 
premises ; also suit of mill. Richard Williams of Neath is 
appointed the lessors' attorney to give livery of seisin of the 
demised premises. Witness : John Morgan. A memoran- 
dum, dated 14 Oct. 1795, states that J. N. Miers is merely a 
trustee for his sister Lady Mackworth. Witnesses : Lewis 
Thomas ; John Morgan. A map of the demised property, 
giving the acreage and names of the fields, is attached to this 
deed. 

D.D. 903. Probate of the Will, dated 28 Oct. 1795, 
of Hannah Lewis of Cardiff, co. Glamorgan, widow. Tes- 
tatrix bequeathed as follows : To my executor, Thomas 
Morgan of Cardiff, chandler, all my personalty, including 
the pension of ;^20 yearly from the Government in right of 
my deceased husband Henry lyCwis of Plymouth Dock. 
Witnesses : Thos. Wilhams ; Jo. Williams ; William Jones. 

D.D. 904. Indenture, dated 19 Dec. 1796, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Robert Hunter the elder, of King's Arms Yard in the 
city of London, merchant, Germain Lavie of Fredericks-place 
in the said city, gent., William Parry of Aldermanbury in the 
said city, merchant, James Allen Park of Carey St., co. 
Middlesex, esq., Robert Hunter the younger, of King's Arms 
Yard aforesaid, esq., Richard Maidman of Wickham, co. 
Hants., esq., and Jean Baptiste Armaud de Choiseul, commonly 
called Marquis de Choiseul, late of the Kingdom of France, 
but now of Kilvrough, co. Glamorgan, and Mary his wife, to 
Griffith Jenkins of Swansea, co. Glamorgan tanner, of a 
capital messuage and lands called Ynistawlog, with the water 
corn mill and smith's forge and also the messuage and lands 
called Tyryrinn, all late in the tenure of William Jones, gent., 
deceased, and now of his widow Margaret Jones ; all situate 
in the parish of Llangevelach, co. Glamorgan, and comprising 
316a. 2r. up. Witnesses : Joshua Garth ; Amb. Hum- 
phreys ; John Haines, clerk to Mr. Park ; James Edmed ; 
Jno. Watts, attorney, Bath, and Robert Forman his clerk ; 
David de Beaune. 

D.D. 905. Probate of the Will, dated 16 Mar. 1800, 
of Anne Rice of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, widow. Testatrix 
bequeathed as follows : — To William Edwards, clerk, and 
Mary Edwards (second daughter of Edward Edwards of 
Beluton, co. Somerset, 5 guineas each to buy mourning ; to 
my servant Hesther Rees, live guineas ; to Elizabeth, the wife 



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of my friend Roger Landeg of Swansea, gent., mj'- apparel ; 
residue of my personalty to my executor, the said Roger 
Landeg. Witnesses : Robert Fitzjohn ; T. W. Mansfield. 

D.D. 906. Indenture, dated 9 Dec. 1801, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from the 
Right Hon. Charles Chetw\'nd, Earl Talbot Viscount Ingestrie 
of Ineestrie, co. Stafford, and Lord Talbot Baron of Hensol, 
CO. Glamorgan, and the Right Hon. Thomas, Earl of Claren- 
don, to Evan David of the parish of Ystrad-y-voduck, co. 
Glamorgan, j^eoman, of a house and stable in the town of 
Llantrissent, co. Glamorgan, late in the tenure of fflorence 
Prichard but now of Evan Jones, at the yearly rent of £2 2s. 
Witnesses : T. Handley ; Thomas Bold. 

D.D. 907. Copy op Indenture, dated 7 April 1802, 
being a partition of the estate of Rev. Gervas Powell of Lan- 
haran, co. Glamorgan, clerk, deceased, between his four 
daughters Elizabeth (wife of Richard Turbervill Turbervill, 
formerly Richard Turbervill Picton of Ewenny House, co. 
Glamorgan, esq.), Joanna (wife of John Harvey Ollney, esq., 
a captain in the South Gloucester Regiment of Militia), Mar- 
garet Powell of Canterbury, co. Kent, spinster, and Catherine 
(wife of Sir George Glyn, bart.), and a re-settlement of the 
share of the said Ehzabeth Turbervill. The share allotted 
to the said Ehzabeth Turber\'ill is as follows : — Cilvach main, 
in the parish of CelHcaer parish ; Landon stembridge moors 
in the parish of Lysworney ; Perthllwyd fach and Tir isaf 
in the parish of Lantwit Vardre ; several scattered pieces and 
Tyfry farm in the parish of IMichaelstone ; the manor or 
lordship of Marcross, mansion house and lands, a cottage by 
Pen yr heol, a cottage by Dyddeg erw, and a cottage at the 
upper end of the village, in the parish of Marcross ; Whitehall 
in the parish of Newcastle ; Glammychydd in the parish of 
llantrissent ; Tir picca cefn carfu in the parish of St. Brides 
Minor ; Cae pen y down in the parish of St. Faggans ; Treed 
y rhiw. Pen y rhiw, Hendre cefn, Pont rhondda, and a cottage 
at Cymmer, in the parish of Ystradyfodog ; all being in co. 
Glamorgan ; a house and fields, Llanellan farm, Llanllowel 
farm, and Island Pencarreg, all at Abergavenny, co. Mon- 
mouth. The indenture recites the settlement, dated 14 April 
1785, and made prior to the marriage of Ehzabeth Powell 
to Richard Turbervill Picton, the will, dated 3 April 1787, 
of the said Gervas Powell, which was proved at the prerogative 
Court of Canterbury on 19 Nov., 1795, the settlement, dated 
15 May 1798 and made prior to the marriage of the said 
Joanna Powell to the said John Harvey Ollney, and the will, 

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dated 18 Aug. 1798 and proved at the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury on 9 March 1799, of Margaret Powell, the widow 
of the said Gervas Powell. William Rees of Court Colman, 
gent., Edward Morgan of Llandaff, esq., John Rickards of 
Cardiff, esq., Johrii Price of Llandaff Court, esq., and Edward 
Thomas of Tregrose near Cowbridge, esq., all in co. Glamorgan, 
are appointed to partition the estate. 

D.D. 908. Indenture, dated 16 Mar. 1804, being a grant 
from Richard Jenkins of Newland in the parish of Margam, 
CO. Glamorgan, gent, (only son and heir of Richard Jenkins 
of Watertown in the parish of Coychurch, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., deceased, and also brother and heir of David Jenkins 
of Neath, co. Glamorgan, gent., deceased), to Thomas Morgan 
of Neath aforesaid, gent., of a messuage and lands called 
Watertown in the said parish of Coychurch, in the tenure of 
John David, yeoman, in as ample a manner as Richard 
Jenkins, the grandfather of the said Richard Jenkins (party 
hereto) purchased the same from Richard Gibbon, gent., 
and others, also a messuage, formerlv used as two houses, 
situate in Wind Street, Neath, bounded on the back by a lane, 
and in front by the churchyard, and late in the tenure of Evan 
Tees, taylor, John Evans and Thomas Rawsell, and now of 
William Lewis, mason, also a messuage and lands called 
Nant y barr vach in the parish of Michaelstone super Avon, 
CO. Glamorgan, late in the tenure of David William and 
Richard William, and now of Rees Thomas, yeoman ; to the 
intent that a recovery may be suffered, to enure to the use 
of the said Richard Jenkins for his life, with remainder to his 
appointees, with remainder to his heirs. Witnesses : Edward 
Powell, attorney, Lantwit Major ; Wm. Williams, Kenfigg. 

D.D. 909. Agreement, dated 15 Mar. 1810, whereby 
John Wood, the younger, of Cardiff, co. Glamorgan, gent, 
(on behalf of Robert Jones of Fonmon Castle, co. Glamorgan, 
esq.), agrees to sell to John Edwards of Bloomsbtuy Square, 
CO. Middlesex, esq., the following property : — The manors of 
Barry and Porthkerry, the advowson of the rectories of Barry 
and Porthkerry, and farms in the parishes of Porthkerry, 
lyancarvan, Wenvoe, Barry and Penmark, co. Glamorgan. 
The names of the tenants and the acreages of the different 
farms are given but the names of the farms are not stated. 
The purchaser agrees to present the son of Dr. Carberd (the 
present incumbent of Porthkerry) to that living, on the death 
of Dr. Carberd. Consideration, £42,000. Witnesses : H. 
Bastings, clerk to Mr. Edwards ; Nicholl Wood, attorney. 



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D.D. 910. Probate of the Will, dated 10 Dec. 1810, 
of Hugh Wallace of Cowbridge, co. Glamorgan, esq. Testator 
bequeathed as follows : — To my brothers and sisters all my 
personalty ; to my friend John Bourdien, esq., 5 guineas 
besides the £50 1 owe him ; to Robert Sheddon, esq., 5 guineas ; 
the said John Bourdien and Robert Sheddon to be executors ; 
to Richard Charles Tucker, infant, £30 to apprentice him. 
Witnesses : John Bevan ; Whitlock Nicholl. 

D.D. 911. Affidavit, dated 13 Oct. 1810, by Rowland 
Prichard, deputy customer at Neath, co. Glamorgan, as to the 
number of outstanding coast bonds in his possession from 
6 Jan. to 6 April, 1810, for which certificated or other dis- 
charges have been received. 

D.D. 912. The like as to the number of outstanding 
Coast Bonds from 6 April to 6 July 1810. 

D.D. 913. The like as to the number of outstanding 
bonds from 6 Jan. to 6 April, 1811. 

D.D. 914. List, dated 7 Jan. 1911, of uncertified Coast 
Bonds other than for lead, tin and coals, taken at Neath from 
6 April to 6 Jul}^ 1810, signed by P. H. O. Lej'son, deputy 
comptroller, and R. Richard, deputy customer. 

D.D. 915. The like, dated 7 Jan. 1811 for uncertified 
Coast Bonds for lead, tin and coals taken at Neath, from the 
6 April to 6 July 1810 ; signed by the same officials. 

D.D. 916. Certificate, dated 31 July 1811, of the 
landing of goods at Swansea by Bdward Harris from the 
George, from Barnstaple, John Hancock being master. The 
consignment comprised Bristol wheat flour and barley. 

D.D. 917. Certificate, dated 21 Oct. 1811, of the land- 
ing of goods at Swansea by John Cudlip out of the Agenosia 
from Barnstaple, Thomas Tucker being master. The consign- 
ment consisted of British wheat, British barley, British malt, 
potatoes, cider, apples and English cordage. 

D.D. 918. Indenture, dated i July 1813, being a lease 
for 18 years from William Gwyn of Neath, co. Glamorgan, 
gent., to Daniel Harper of Tamworth, cos. Stafford and 
Warwick, gent., of all mines of stone, coal and culm under 
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Clyn Ellin in the parish of Ystradgynlais, co. Brecon. Con- 
sideration : the surrender of a lease of the said mines granted 
by Matthew Gwyn of Neath aforesaid, esq., (elder brother 
of the said William Gwyn), who died on 31 Oct., 1811. Yearly 
rent, 6d. per ton for all stone, coal or culm secured, with a 
minimum rent of ^^200. Witnesses : H. Gronow ; John 
Jeffreys. The seals of the lessor and lessee are heraldic. 
A plan of the property is given on the third membrane. 

D.D. 919. IiSTDENTURE, dated 14 Feb. 1815, being an 
assignment by Onslow Beckwith Tappenden of Newbridge, 
CO. Glamorgan, gent., to William Samuel Currey of Green 
Meadow, co. Glamorgan, esq., and Charles Octavius Tappen- 
den of Faversham, co. Kent., gent., of the reversion expectant 
on the death of the said Onslow Beckwith Tappenden in a sum 
of ;fi200 Consolidated Bank Annuities and also in a sum of 
/1160 (which by a settlement, dated 4 Dec. 1764, and made 
prior to the marriage of James Tappenden of Faversham 
aforesaid to Mary Frances Beckwith, only daughter of 
Edward Beckwith of Faversham, esq., by Hannah, his wife, 
was assigned to Thomas Knackston of Rochester, co. Kent, 
esq., and Thomas Buck of Faversham, gent., on trust for 
the said James Tappenden and Mary Frances Beckwith, for 
their lives, with remainder to the issue of the said intended 
marriage), on trust for the said Sophia Frances Tappenden 
(sister of the said Onslow Beckwith Tappenden, and wife of 
Francis Tappenden of Abernant, co. Glamorgan, gent.) and 
her appointees. The deed recites that the said Mary Frances 
Tappenden died on 14 Sept., 1771, leaving issue by her said 
husband, James Tappenden, two children only, namely the 
said Onslow Beckwith Tappenden, and the said Sophia 
Frances Tappenden, now wife of the said Francis Tappenden ; 
that the said sum of ;£i200 Consolidated Bank Annuities 
was purchased in 1741 by Captain Isaac Jones (grandfather 
of the said James Tappenden.) Witness : Fredk. Wm. Tap- 
penden. 

D.D. 920. Copy of Royal Sign Manual, dated May 
1815, appointing John, Marquis of Bute, lyord Lieutenant of 
CO. Glamorgan during pleasure. 

D.D. 921. Indenture, dated 22 Dec. 1816, being an 
assignment (by way of mortgage to secure £665) from Robert 
Wells Simons of Swansea, co. Glamorgan, gent., (eldest son 
of Joseph Anthony Simons of Swansea, gent., deceased, by 
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of London Bridge foot south in the city of lyondon, gent., 
of two leases granted by the burgesses of the borough of 
Swansea to Thomas Richards of Swansea, tanner, dated 
respectively i June 1762 and 8 June 1763, each lease being 
for a term of 99 years. The property included in the first 
lease comprised 33 statute acres called The town hill and is 
bounded on the east by the lands of Gabriel Powell, gent., 
on the south by the road leading from Swansea to Cockett, 
on the west by land late of Mr. John CoUins, and on the north 
by the lands of Weeg vach. Yearly rent, £^, and a couple of 
fat pullets or is. in lieu thereof to the portreeve of Swansea. 
The second lease comprised three acres in the borough of 
Swansea, numbered 28 and 29 on the plan of the said borough ; 
yearly rent 12s. and a couple of fat puUets, or is. in lieu thereof 
to the portreeve of Swansea. The indenture recites that the 
said Thomas Richards died in 1790 unmarried and intestate 
and that administration of his effects was granted to his 
nephew, the said Joseph Anthony Simons ; that by an in- 
denture, dated 27 Oct. 1791, the said Joseph Anthony Simons 
(in consideration of an intended marriage between him and 
Anstance Wells of the parish of Penmaen, co. Glamorgan, 
spinster and one of the daughters of Robert Wells of the said 
parish of Penmaen, clerk), assigned the said leases to the said 
Robert Wells on trust for the said Joseph Anthony Simons 
and the said Anstance Wells for their lives, with remainder 
to their eldest son. That the said Robert Wells by his will, 
dated 18 Dec. 1800, bequeathed (after the death of his wife) 
the interest of £6500 to his said daughter Anstance Simons 
for her life, with remainder (as to the principal) to the children 
of the said Anstance ; that said Robert Wells appointed 
his two daughters Ann CoUins and Anstance Simons his 
executors and afterwards died ; that by an indenture, dated 
10 Aug. 1814, Robert Wells Simons of Bristol, gent, (one of 
the children of the said Anstance Simons and Anthony Simons) 
assigned to Walter Browne of Bristol, gent., his one foiurth 
share in the said £6500 expectant on the death of the said 
Anstance Simons. Witnesses : Richard Wilhams ; William 
Davies, Swansea, clerk to Mr. Simons ; Abrm. Cutto, clerk 
to Mr. Humphreys. 

D.D. 922. Indenture, dated 29 Aug. 1820, being a 
covenant by William Curre of Itton Court, co. Monmouth, 
esq., with the Right Hon. Henry Stephen Fox Strangways, 
Earl of Ilchester, lyord Ilchester and Stavordale, Baron Strang- 
ways of Woodford Strangway, co. Dorset, and Baron of 
Redlynch, co. Somerset, and Charles I^emon of Carelew, co. 



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Cornwall, esq., and Rev. John Cole of the University of 
Oxford, D.D., and Pascoe Grenfell of Spring Gardens, co. 
Middlesex, esq., to produce certain title deeds relating to 
property owned by the said Wilham Curre and sold by auction 
at Cowbridge, co. Glamorgan, on 28 Oct., 1817. Witnesses : 
Rd. Fowler Rickards ; John Deere ; John Cowbridge. 

D.D. 923. Bond, dated 27 May 1827, in the penalty of 
;f4oo, from Charles Richard, Bishop of Llandaff, Christopher 
Hodgson of Dean's Yard, Westminster, and John Burder of 
Parliament St., Westminster, gentn., to the King for the pay- 
ment at the Exchequer at Westminster by the said bishop of 
lylandaff, of £189 los. io|d., as first fruits of the deanery 
in the cathedral church of St. Paul. Witness : Charles 
Francis Gresley. 

D.D. 924. Transfer, dated i Jan. 1828, from Eleanor 
Clementia Knight of T>'thegstone House, co. Glamorgan, 
widow of Henry Knight of the same place, esq., deceased, to 
Robert Knight of Danygraig in the parish of Newton Nottage, 
CO. Glamorgan, of five shares in the Dyffr3'n I^lynvi and Porth 
Cawl Railway. Consideration, £450. Witnesses : Henry 
Hockstaff. Registered on 12 April, 1828, by William Jones. 

D.D. 925. Attested Copy of an Indenture, dated 
10 Jan. 1828, being a lease for 21 years from John Williams 
of the parish of Ivanishen, co. Glamorgan, minister of the 
Gospel, and Mary his wife, and Mary I^ewellyn of the parish 
of Bedwas, co.' Monmouth, spinster, to Griffith Lloyd of 
Ivanishen Park in the said parish of Lanishen, esq., of the 
messuage and lands formerly called Tir Thomas Evan coch 
and now known as Lanishen park, containing 40 acres 
in the said parish of Lanishen. Yearly rent, ;^46 los., pay- 
able to the said John WiUiams and Mary his wife. The deed 
recites that by a fine levied at the Great Sessions for co. 
Glamorgan in April 1824 and by indentures, dated 26 and 27 
May 1824, and made between WiUiam Jones of the said 
parish of Bedwas, esq., (nephew, heir and executor of Thomas 
Rosser Rees of the said parish of Lanishen, farmer, deceased, 
who was the only son and executor of Rosser Rees of the said 
parish of Lanishen, 3'eoman, deceased), of the first part, the 
said John Williams, and Mary his wife (the only daughter 
and child of Reynold James of the said parish of Lanishen, 
gent., by Jane his wife), of the second part, and the said Mary 
LeweUyn, of the third part, the said messuage and lands 
were assured (subject to the payment of £350 to the said 



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Mary lyCwellyn) to the use of the appointees of the said Mary 
Williams, with remainder to the said John Williams and Mary 
his wife for their lives, with remainder to the heirs of the said 
Mary Williams. 

DD. 926. Copy of the Will, dated 12 Nov. 1832, of 
John Llewellyn, rector of Marcross, co. Glamorgan. Testator 
bequeathed as follows : — To my cousin Thomas Jones, late 
of Pennant, co. Cardigan, but now of lyondon, and the Rev. 
Evan Jenkins, perpetual curate of Dowlais, co. Glamorgan, 
£400 on trust for my mother Mary lylewellyn for her life, and 
thereafter to pay the income from ;^300 to my sister Anne 
(wife of John Davies) and after her death to pa}' the said £300 
to her children ; and on trust as to ;^ioo for my said cousin 
and executor, Thomas Jones, to whom I also give my plate. 
Codicil, dated 20 Dec. 1832. Witnesses : Thomas Williams, 
Coychurch ; Richard Evans, clerk. Witness to Codicil : D. 
Thomas, solicitor. Proved at Llandaff 14 Jan. 1833 by the 
executor. 

D.D. 927. Petition in the suit in Chancery of Catherine 
Thomas (on behalf of herself and other creditors of Wilham 
Hurst, deceased) v. Anne Mary Hurst, Herbert Hurst and 
Henry Lee, addressed to the Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, 
by James Jenkyns of the parish of St. Andrews, co. Glamorgan, 
mason. Petitioner states that the said Catherine Thomas 
filed her bill in the said suit in April 1810 as personal repre- 
sentative of Robert Thomas deceased, who was creditor by 
bond of the said William Hurst ; that the said William 
Hurst by his will, dated 3 Jan 1801, after charging his realty 
with the payment of his debts, devised the residue of his 
realty to his wife Mary Anne Hurst for her hfe with remainder 
to their children, with remainder to the said Henry Hurst 
for life, with remainder to his children, with remainder to the 
said Henry Lee ; that the said testator died in 1800 without 
issue and the said Herbert Hurst also died without issue in 
Sept. 1823 ; that the said realty was put up for auction with 
the approval of Sir William Alexander, one of the Masters in 
Chancery, on 29th Sept. 1813, when petitioner purchased a 
freehold field, a cot in the tenure of Elizabeth John, and the 
ruins of a cottage and garden in the tenure of John Wilham, 
all situate in D>'nas Powis. That the legal estate was vested 
in the said Henry Lee and on his death descended to his heir 
at law, Edward Herbert Lee, who in May 1833 commenced an 
action of ejectment in the Court of Exchequer against 
petitioner who having paid the purchase money was in posses- 



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sion of the premises, although no conveyance of the property 
to petitioner had been executed. Petitioner therefore prays 
for an injunction to stay such action by the said Edward 
Herbert L,ee. The Lord Chancellor on 24 June 1833, orders 
all the parties to appear on the next day for petitions. 

D.D. 928. Memorandum, dated 21 July 1838, whereby 
Michael Longridge and David lyambe (after reciting that they 
together with William Thompson of the city of London, esq., 
are the partners in the Tafi Vale Iron Works in co. Glamorgan, 
carried on vmder the firm of Longridge & Co., but that the 
shares therein held by Mr. Longridge are the property of the 
partners in the Bedhngton Ironworks carried on at Bedlington, 
CO. Durham ; also that the said Michael Longridge and David 
Lambe had sold the Taff Vale Ironworks to Mr. Thompson 
and Mr. Rowland Fothergill for £11,500, the lease of the said 
ironworks, valued at ;^I500, being included in the sale), agree 
to indemnify the said William Thompson and Rowland 
Fothergill against all claims or suits brought against them by 
the other partners in the Bedlington Works, some of whom 
claim that they ought to receive their proportion of the said 
purchase money. Witnesses : John Ward ; Charles Blount. 

D.D. 929. Copy of the Will, dated 18 July 1839, of the 
Right Hon. Maria Eleanor, Cotmtess dowager of Clarendon, 
widow. Testatrix devised as follows : — To the Right Hon. 
George William Frederick, now Earl of Clarendon, all realty 
in CO. Glamorgan, purchased by and devised to me in fee 
simple by the will of my late husband John Charles, Earl of 
Clarendon, also the messuages, lands and advowsons called 
Pennine Castle Estate in co. Glamorgan devised by the will of 
Emilia Gwinneth of Penlline Castle, deceased, to which I am, 
under the will of my said husband, entitled in reversion expec- 
tant on the death, without issue, of WilHam Chute Hayton, 
esq., also my one-fourth share in the How and Dean Estate 
in CO. Wilts. To my executors the Right Hon. George Murray 
of Belgrave Square, co. ]\Iiddlesex, and John Parkinson of 
Lincoln's Inn Fields, co. Middlesex, esq., my personalty on 
trust (subject to an annuity of ^^500 to JMrs. Snow for her life) 
for my sister Catherine Elizabeth, Lady Maryborough (wife 
of the Right Hon. William Wellesley, Lord Maryborough) 
for her life with remainder to her appointees, with remainder 
(subject to a life estate to the said Lord Maryborough) to the 
appointees of the said Lord Maryborough, with remainder 
to the three daughters of my said sister Caroline {sic) Ehzabeth 
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and Francis Worship both of 66 Licnoln's Inn Fields. Codicil, 
dated 31 Dec. 1839, devises to the said executors all property 
held on mortgage. Witnesses : WilUani lyoxham Farrer and 
William Josh. Jarrett, both of 66 lyincoln's Inn Fields. Ad- 
ministration with will and codicil annexed was granted at the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 30 Mar. 1844 to the Right 
Hon. William Wellesle}^ Earl of Mornington, (heretofore Lord 
Maryborough). Sworn under £90,000. Probate was granted 
at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on i Mar. 1847 ^^ 
John Parkinson, esq., the surviving executor. Sworn under 
£80,000. The testatrix died on 18 March, 1844. 

D.D. 930. Agreement, dated 20 July, 1839, for a lease 
from Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam Park, co. 
Glamorgan, esq., M.P., to George Somerville Dig by of Bishops 
Caundle, co. Dorset, esq., of a portion of a field (part of Long- 
land Farm in the tenure of Rees Maddock) in the parish of 
Pyle and Kenfigg, co. Glamorgan (bounded on the north by 
Pyle River, on the south by the fence of the Duffryn Lb'nfi 
and Porthcawl Railway, through which an inclined plain has 
been lately made connecting the Margam Colhery with the said 
railway), on which to erect two cupolas, ovens, &c., for the 
purpose of smelting iron ore, with liberty to divert the water 
of the River Pyle for the use of the said works. Term : co- 
extensive with a term granted by a lease dated 21 April 1838 
between the same parties. Rent, los. Coal and iron ore 
from the estate of the said Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot 
to be used only at the works. Witness : William Llewellyn, 
solicitor, Neath. 

D.D. 931. Certificate, dated i Aug. 1839, that William 
Henry Buckland of Cadoxton Place, Glamorganshire, esq., is 
the owner of 87 shares for £500 in the joint stock of the Vale 
of Neath Brewery, carried on under the firm of Stancomb, 
Buckland and Rusher. Signed by Joseph Stancomb, W. H. 
Buckland and Joseph Rusher. 

D.D. 932. Inquisition held on 9 Nov. 1839, ^* ^^^ ojffice 
of the under-sheriff for co. Glamorgan, in Wind St., Swansea, 
before Henry Smith, esq., sheriff of the said county, to assess 
the damages sustained by John Knight. The jurors, William 
Clark, George Rowe, Christopher McAdam, Charles Edwards, 
Wiiham Evans, Thomas Shepherd, Samuel Heneken, John 
Beynon, Josiah Cock, Wiiham Meager, William Thomas and 
Henry Lloyd assess the damages at £64 13s. 4d. and the 
costs at 40s. The total, including increased costs is £85 15s. 



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D.D. 933. Glamorganshire Gaol Cai<endar for the 
Michaelmas Sessions held at Swansea on 15 Oct. 1839. It 
gives the names, descriptions and sentences of the different 
prisoners to be tried, and particulars of their offences. 

D.D. 934. The Like for the Spring Assizes held at 
Swansea on 2 Mar. 1840, before the Hon. William Henry 
Maude, esq., justice of the Common Pleas. Sheriff : Michael 
Williams, esq. 

D.D. 935. The Like for the Easter Sessions held at 
Cowbridge on 7 April, 1840. 

D.D. 936. The Like for the Spring Assizes held at 
Swansea on 25 Feb. 1841, before the Hon. Sir Thomas Colt- 
man, justice of the Common Pleas. Sheriff : Joseph Martin, 
esq. 

D.D. 937. The Like for the Easter Sessions held at 
Cowbridge on 6 April, 1841. 

D.D. 938. The Like for the Trinity Quarter Sessions 
held at Neath on 29 June, 1841. High Sheriff : Joseph 
Martin, esq. 

D.D. 940. The Like for the Epiphany Quarter Sessions 
held at Cardiff on 3 Jan. 1843. Sheriff : Henry Lucas, esq. 

D.D. 941. Abstract, dated 1848, of the title of Jonathan 
Thompson of Chesterfield, co. Derby, esq., and Richard 
Seaton Wright of Golden Square, co. Middlesex, gent., (mort- 
gagees), to the Vale of Neath Brewery, situate in the parish 
of Cadoxton, co. Glamorgan. The abstract commences 
(as to part of the said property) with a feoffment dated 
10 Sept. 1795, whereby John Griffiths of Blaenhonddeu in 
the parish of Cadoxton, near Neath, co. Glamorgan, gent., 
conveyed to Elias Jenkins of Neath, gent., a close called Caer 
Hooper with the adjoining ruins of an old barn, in the said 
parish of Cadoxton, in the tenure of William Bassett, on trust 
foi" the said Wilham Bassett for Hfe with remainder to his wife, 
Jane Bassett, in fee simple. The title (as to another portion 
of the property) begins with the will, dated 23 Feb. 1788, of 
WilHam Griffiths of Blaenhonddeu aforesaid, gent. 

D.D. 942. Statement of Case for Counsel's opinion, 
undated, in a suit in equity in respect of the tithes of oysters 
in the parish of Oystermouth, co. Glamorgan, wherein Thomas 



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Perrott, esq., in right of his wife Anne Morgan (formerly 
Anne Morgan Davies), as impropriator of the rectory and parish 
of Oystermouth, was plaintiff. It gives interesting informa- 
tion in regard to the system of the oyster-catchers, and as to 
the history of Oystermouth Rectory. 

D.D. 943. Copy of the Will, dated 30 Jime, 1857, of 
John Richardson of Swansea. Testator devised as follows : 
To my wife EUzabeth Richardson, furniture, plate, horses, 
carriages, &c., and £600 yearly for her life ; to my son 
Jeremiah Clarke, ;^i5oo ; to my son George Straker, ^2,500, and 
to my said two sons the business of the Patent Slip and Dry 
Dock ; to my son in law, WilHam Edmond, the farm of Nant- 
ginny in trust for his daughter Jane Anne, when 25 years of 
age ; to my daughter Sarah for her life, the property called Cae 
haily, purchased from Mr. John Allen, also the adjoining 
freehold purchased from the Corporation, with remainder 
to her husband for life, with remainder to her three sons ; 
my sons, John Crow, James Coxon and Jeremiah Clarke to 
be executors. Testator also mentions : my daughters EHza- 
beth Clarke, Esther Frances, and Mary Isabel, to the last 
mentioned of whom the testator gave ;^500 on the trusts of her 
marriage settlement ; my son Robert, who has received all 
his share as a settlement on his marriage. Witnesses : Edward 
T. Morris, Northampton Place, Swansea, accoimtant ; 
Edward Williams, junior, 23 Cradock St., Swansea. 

D.D. 944. Copy of the Will, dated 10 Dec. 1859, of 
David lycwis of Cardiff, co. Glamorgan, gent. Testator, who 
ovv^ned leaseholds and freeholds chiefly in Cardiff and co. 
Glamorgan devised as follows : — all my realty and personalty 
to my son Joseph I,ewis, my son in law John Owen, and my 
friend Wilham Price of Cardiff, draper, upon trust (subject 
to a legacy of £200 to the trustees of the Wesley an Chapel in 
Charles Street, Cardiff", and to specific bequests of 2 leasehold 
houses in MiUicent Street, Cardiff", to my brother Jeremiah 
for his life with remainder to his children) for my children 
Joseph, Maria, Ehza, EUen and Frederick, for their Uves, with 
remainder to their respective children. Witnesses : Mon- 
tague Grover, sohcitor, Cardiff ; John Davies, his clerk. 

D.D. 945. Certified Copy of an Inquisition held 
22 July 1864 (pursuant to a writ dated 18 Feb. 1864) at the 
house called the ' Angel,' at Cardiff", co. Glamorgan, before 
Hardinge Stanley Gifford, James William Bo wen and Charles 
Edward Coleridge, three of the commissioners appointed by 



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the said writ, to enquire what realty Beujamiu Bowen of 
Cardiff, deceased, owned at his death. The jurors, Henry 
Cousins, Frederick William Armstrong, Arthur Henry Barmer, 
George Thomas Downton, John Evans, Thomas Evans, 
Joseph Flint, Wilham Poster, Joshua Heme, Joseph Jacymer, 
Charles EUis and Henry Bishop, say that the said Benjamin 
Bowen was at the time of his death seised in fee simple of the 
following property : — a farm formerly called Tir Thomas 
Evan cook and afterwards known as Lanishen park and now 
as Lanishen cottage farm, containing 40 acres in the parish of 
I^anishen, co. Glamorgan, and formerly in the tenure of Griffin 
lyloyd, and now in the occupation of Wyndham I^ewis, esq. ; 
that the said Benjamin Bowen became seised of the said 
property under the will of Mary Williams, and died on 19 Dec. 
i860, at Cardiff without devising the said property, and with- 
out leaving any issue or right heir him surviving ; that the 
said property was of the clear yearly value of £60 ; that it 
was held of Queen Victoria in free and common socage, but not 
subject to any rent or service (except fealty) ; that by reason 
of the premises aforesaid the property vested in the queen as 
an escheat by virtue of her prerogative royal, and had ac- 
cordingly been taken into the hands of the queen by the 
commissioners. 

D.D. 946. Inventory, undated, of the goods of Mathew 
Jones of Cwmmawr, in the parish of Lanriddian, co. Glam- 
organ, deceased, appraised by William Seys, Charles Harry 
and Thomas Gamage, shows a value of £26 12s. 

D.D. 947. IvETTERS of Attorney, dated 13 April 1487, 
from Philip Howell of Glitton, empowering Thomas Duppa 
to deliver 2 messuages in Glitton and the lands appertaining 
thereto in the fees of Badlond and Salford in the lordship 
of the castle of New Radnor, to William Adam of Glitton and 
Rees Howell (brother of the said Philip Howell) to be held 
by the accustomed services, &c., as more fully appears in a 
deed executed by the said Philip Howell. Witnesses : Roger 
Andrews ; John Talren ; Rice Childe. Latin. 

D.D. 948. Copy of a Feoffment, dated 20 Aug. 1568, 
from John Beddowes of Presteigne, co. Radnor, esq., to 
Thomas Wigmore, gent., John Weaver, gent., Peter Lyloyd, 
gent., John Blayney, junior, gent., Nicholas Meredith, gent., 
Roger Bradshaw, gent., John ap Owen Roger, ' viccaries,' 
Philip Gough, John Jermyns and John Jenkin, of a messuage, 
orchard and garden in St. Davids Street, Presteigne, in the 



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tenure of Umphrey Weaver, at the yearly rent of i6s. 8d., a 
messuage and 20J acres of land and a water corn mill in the 
Heath, co. Radnor, in the tenure of Thomas Rondle, and 
being of yearly value of £3 los., 2 tenements and 16 acres 
of land in Slough in the parish of Presteigne, in the tenure of 
Richard Tilly, being of the annual value of ^3, a messuage 
and 24 acres of land in the Heath aforesaid, in the tenure of 
Rice ap Thomas, being of the yearly value of 26s. 8d., 3 par- 
cels of land at the Rodd, co. Hereford, in the tenure of John 
Lyde, a parcel of land near Claterbrookefield, co. Radnor, 
in the tenure of Meredith ap David, being of the yearly value 
of 13s. 4d., 6 acres of land near Claterbrooke aforesaid, in the 
tenure of the said John Beddowes, being of the yearly value 
of 26s. 8d., a parcel of land in Juestone, co. Radnor, in the 
tenure of Robert Cowne, of the yearly value of 8s., a close 
under Coleharbour, co. Radnor, in the tenure of Nicholas 
Meredith, of the annual value of 3s. 4d., a parcel called The 
close at the apple tree in the lordship of Presteigne, in the 
tenure of John Treylor, of the annual value of 13s., a meadow 
at Medweyes I,ake, co. Radnor, of the annual value of los., 
a close at Presteigne, at the upper end of a field called The 
nether west field of presteigne, in the tenure of the said John 
Beddowes, of the yearly value of los., a pasture lying under 
Wardoe, co. Radnor, in the tenure of the said John Beddoe, 
and of the yearly value of lis., a garden in Hereford St., 
Presteigne, in the tenure of Margery Gyles, and of the yearly 
value of 2s., an annual rent of 6d. from a pasture called The 
gooseholes at the Heath aforesaid, purchased by the said John 
Beddowes from John Seymor, esq., a meadow at St. Mary Mill 
in the lordship of Presteigne, being between the lands of John 
Gummy on the south, the River lyUgg on the north, the lands 
of Hugh Chapman, deceased, on the east, and the lands of 
John Gummy on the west, being of the annual value of i6s. 8d., 
upon trust for the said John Beddowes for his life, and there- 
after, out of the profits from the said property, to find ' an able 
person to ring one bell hanging in the steeple of Presteigne 
every morning for ever, betweene the feast of All Saints, and ye 
purification of Our I^ady, by the space of one half hower, 
which shall be called day-bell, and also nightly for ever ring 
one peale with the said bel at every eight of the clocke at after- 
noone as well in the summer time as in the winter time by the 
space of one half hower, which shall be called curfue* ; and 
upon trust to ' maintain an apt learned man in the Latin 
tounge ' to keep a free grammar school in the towne of Pres- 
teigne in the said house in St. Davids St., to be called the 
Free Grammar School of the Town of Presteigne ' for ever, 



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and to teach the youth who shall repair to the said school. 
If the aforesaid provisions be neglected the said property is 
to revert to the heirs of the said John Beddowes. 

D.D. 949. Indenture, dated 6 April 1589, being a 
lease for 3 3^ears from Thomas Smalman of Ivingeton, co. 
Hereford, esq., to Morris ap Yevan and Owen Evans both 
of the parish of lylandewynystradewy, co. Radnor, yeoman, 
of a moiety of the farm called Hall howse in the said parish 
of lylandewynystradewy, and in the tenure of the said lessor 
(the dwelling house of the said farm excepted), which said 
moiety comprises a close called The greaie meadowe, a ' grant 
of pasture ' called The cowe lessowe, and certain parcels of 
land in the common meadow near the greate meadowe, com- 
prising 14 or 15 acres, also certain buildings allotted to one 
Warton, the previous tenant of the said moiety, also certain 
kine and other cattle to the value of £40. Yearly rent, /^i6. 
Covenant by the lessees to pay the lessor at his house called 
the ' Berrye of Ivington,' on Easter Monday, 1592, ;{40 for 
the said live stock. Witnesses : Thomas Bedford ; William 
Browne ; Thomas Bowier ; John Bennet ; ffrannces Toker. 

D.D. 950. Inspeximus, of a fine and decree by the Coun- 
cil of the Marches of Wales at Beawdley, on i June 1598, 
between Thomas Gwillim of Llanbadarne vynyth, co. Radnor, 
gent., plaintiff, and Da\'id Vaughan, otherwise David lyloid 
James of Llanyre, co. Radnor, gent., defendant. It recites 
that the said defendant and his wife Anne, in Oct. 1587 
levied a fine and conveyed a tenement, called Gilvach daldall, 
otherwise Woodcastle in the said parish of Llanyre, to Richard 
Dawes, gent. That the said defendant in Sept. 1589, re- 
leased by deed his interest in the said property to the said 
Richard Dawes, who entered into and kept possession thereof 
until he was ejected by defendant. That the said Richard 
Dawes preferred his complaint to the Court against the 
defendant, when it was decreed that on payment of £200 
to the said Richard Dawes the property should be restored 
to the defendant. That defendant did not pay the said 
sum on the date assigned but detained the property from the 
said Richard Vaughan, who sued for the same at the Great 
Sessions for co. Radnor and obtained judgment. The defen- 
dant still retaining possession, Richard Dawes filed his bill 
in the Court of the Marches but before it was preferred sold, 
the said property to the said plaintiff [Thomas Gwillim]. 
The defendant preferred a petition to the Right Hon. Earl of 
Pembroke and the Right Hon. William Lord Chandos (one 



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of Her Majesty's Council of the Marches) to hear and decide 
the cause and they decided against the said Da\'id Vaughan, 
but, having regard to the defendant being charged with a 
wife and many children, ordered the said plaintiff to pay 
defendant £120 over and above the ;^200 paid by the said 
plaintiff to the said Richard Dawes. The plaintiff paid the 
said ;ri20 and the property'' has been conveyed to him by the 
defendant. The Council of the Marches decree that the 
decision of the said lords be confirmed. 

D.D. 951. Indenture, dated 29 Dec, 1610, being a 
grant from Thomas Weaver of Stapleton, co. Hereford, gent., 
Joyce his wife, and his son and heir, Richard Weaver, gent., 
to Meredith Bowen of the Heathe, co. Radnor, yeoman, 
of a great meadow called Byshopp's lye, containing 20 acres 
in the parish of Presteigne, co. Radnor (bounded by the River 
IvUgge on one side, and extending from the lands of John 
Bradshaw, esq., at the upper end, to the lands of Phillipp 
Williams at the lower end) and late in the tenure of ffrauncis 
Camell. The right of fastening to the said meadow the weare 
for turning the water of the River IvUgge to the grantors' 
corn mill is reserved out of the grant. Consideration, ;fiio. 
Witnesses : John Viccars ; Edward Stephen ; ffrauncis 
Camell ; John Eusten ; Edward ap David ; James Griffith ; 
William David ; James Dolley ; Moris ap David. 

D.D. 952. Indenture, dated 14 Oct. 1612, whereby 
William Knill of Evengeobbe, co. Radnor, gent., in considera- 
tion of a marriage already solemnized between him and Jane 
Payne (one of the daughters of Richard Payne of Spilman's 
Courte, CO. Radnor, gent.,) covenants to grant to John Price 
of New Radnor, Thomas Howie of Harpton, Gyles Grevyll 
of Chorlton Kings, co. Glocester, and ffrauncis Owen of 
Brompton, gent., the property mentioned in D.D. 953 on the 
trusts therein contained. Witnesses: John Price; Fr. Owen; 
Tho. Howell ; Phe' Clubbe ; John Owen ; James Owen. 

D.D. 953. Indenture, dated 31 Aug. 1613, whereby 
William Knill of Evengeobbe, co. Radnor, gent., in considera- 
tion of his recent marriage to Jane (one of the daughters of 
Richard Payne of Spylman's Court, co. Gloucester, gent., 
grants to John Price of New Radnor, Thomas Howie of Harp- 
ton, CO. Radnor, gentn., Giles Greville of Chorleton Kinges, co. 
Gloucester, gent., and ffrancis Owen of Brompton, co. Hereford 
gent., the capital messuage, &c., in which the said William 
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at the two asshes, in the fee of Burnard excepted), on trust 
(as to a moiety of the said property) for the said William 
Knill and Jane his wife for their lives, with remainder to their 
issue ; and on trust (as to the other moiety) for the said 
William Knill and his heirs, bv his wife Jane. Witnesses: 
John Price ; John Owen ; James Owen ; Thomas Owen. 
Latin. 

D.D. 954. Indenture, dated 7 Ma}'^ i6ig, being a grant 
from John Bradshawe of Presteigne, co. Radnor, esq., and 
Sible his wife, Bdmond Bradshawe. gent., and Roger Brad- 
shawe, gent., (brothers of the said John Bradshawe), and 
William Wigmore of Lucton, co. Hereford, esq., to William 
Perry, citizen and browne baker of London, and Thomas 
Browne, citizen and grocer of London, of the following pro- 
perty, on trust for John Reade of the Inner Temple, London, 
gent. : — The mansion house in Presteigne aforesaid, wherein 
the said John Bradshawe and his family now dwell, together 
with the garden, pigeon house, &c., thereto belonging (bounded 
by the High vStreet there, a tenement in the tenure of William 
Smith, the River I/Ugge, the Pigeon's meadow and a tenement 
in the tenure of Phillipp Rodd), containing 3 acres ; also the 
said Pigeon's meadow (30 acres), an adjoininsr meadow called 
the Black nioore meadow, and a close called Chappell close, 
making together 6 acres ; a close called Mapas close (18 acres) 
on the south side of the last mentioned meadow and close ; 
Phillip Goughe's meadow (3 acres) ; 3 closes called Bartie closes 
iy acres) adjoining Phillip Goughe's meadow; Poole close ad- 
joining Bartie closes, and a parcel of land whereon the grange 
barn lately stood, together with a small cottage, and the 
pool within the same, also the lane leading from the said 
Grange barn to the highway, and the wood called Coon wood, 
containing 4 acres, all the said property being in the parish 
of Presteigne, co. Radnor. Consideration : /1220. Wit- 
nesses : Ro. Harley ; Griffith Jones ; Jo. Wigmore ; Tho, 
Davies. Witnesses to livery of seisin : Ro. Harley ; ffraun- 
cis Richards ; Tho. Davies ; Richard Acton. 

D.D. 955. Administration, dated 15 Aug. 1622, of 
the goods of William Gruffith ap William Wynne late of the 
parish of ' Denis ' [? Derwen] in the diocese of Bangor, gent., 
deceased, was granted by Gruffith Hughes, M.A., clerk, and 
vicar in spiritualities to Lewis, bishop of Bangor, to Margaret 
verch William John Wynne, widow, and Catherine verch Wil- 
liam John Wynne, widow, the paternal aunts and next of kin 
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D.D. 956. Presentment, dated 22 April 1670, and signed 
by 17 persons, of Hugh Miles, gent., to be bailiff of the 
lordship and manor of Presteigne [co. Radnor], for the residue 
of the present year, in the place of William Monington, gent., 
deceased, the late bailiff of the said manor. 

D.D. 957. Abstract of the title of Mr. William Smith 
to a close of land called The side long close, also a parcel of 
land adjoining and containing in all 6 acres in the west end 
of the town of Presteigne, co. Radnor, and lying between the 
highway leading from Presteigne towards St. Mary's Mill 
on the north, and the highway leading from Presteigne to- 
wards Harley common on the south. The abstract com- 
mences with an indenture, dated 26 March, 1691, and ends 
with an indenture, dated 31 Oct., 1764. 

D.D. 958. Agreement, dated 2 Nov. 1695, whereby 
in consideration of an intended marriage between Thomas 
Williams of the Grange, Cabalva, in the parish of Bettus 
Cliro, CO. Radnor, esq., and Elizabeth Holford, spinster (third 
daughter of Edward Holford of Carlby, co. Lincoln, esq.,) 
and of £3000 her marriage portion, the said Thomas Williams 
covenants to assure to Robert Price of ffoxley, co. Hereford, 
esq., Richard Buckley of the Inner Temple, lyondon, esq., 
and Richard Burman of Stanford, co. lyincoln, gent., the 
honour, castle, manor or lordship of Blaenllimvey in the 
parish of lyangorse and Katheding, co. Brecon, the manor of 
Din a and the advowson of the church of Katheding, the 
messuages and lands in Clifford, co. Hereford, called The 
upper court and Pontveane farme and a mill, in the tenure of 
Marmaduke James, gent., at the yearly rent of ;^I26, and 
messuages and lands in Clifford called Neather court and 
Duppas farme, upon trust (as to the said manor of Blaen- 
llunvey and fishing in the great pool called Marra pool, and 
the messuages and lands in the parishes of Blaenllunvey, 
lyangorse and Katheding, and in Clifford called Upper court 
and Pont vean farme and mill) for 500 years and subject thereto, 
upon trust for the said Thomas Williams for his life with 
remainder to the said Elizabeth Holford for her life, with 
remainder to the first and other sons successively in tail of 
the said intended marriage, with rem^ainders over ; • and upon 
trust (as to the rest of the said property) for 500 years, and, 
stibject thereto, on trust for the said Thomas Williams for 
his life, with remainder to the first and other sons success- 
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over. The two terms of 500 are created to raise ^^3000 for 
any daughter of the said intended marriage. Witnesses : 
J. Booth ; P. Brett ; Sam. [? Sparkes]. 

D.D. 959. Bill in Chancery, dated 11 May 1706, 
(addressed to the Right Hon. WilHam Cowper, lord keeper 
of the Great Seal of England) by Prince Lewis of Norton, 
CO. Radnor, gent., who complains that his deceased brother, 
Hugh Lewis, of Norton, aforesaid, esq., was possessed of 
copyhold and freehold property in the parishes of Norton, 
Presteigne, Old Radnor and elsewhere in co. Radnor, also 
of tithes in the said county which he had by the grants of his 
father-in-law, Wm. Taylor, esq., deceased, and William 
Donne, and bv his will dated i Jan. last past, after bequeathing 
several legacies, the said Hugh Lewis devised all his realty 
to the said Prince Lewis, subject to the payment of ;f350 to 
testator's daughter Mary Lewis and £250 due from the estate 
of the said William Taylor deceased, to John Cooke of Lingen, 
tanner, and in default thereof, testator devised the said pro- 
perty (derived from his said father-in-law) to his said daughter 
Mary Lewis and gave the residue of his realty to his son 
Charles Lewis. That the said will was proved in the Court 
of Hereford ; that to prevent disputes in regard to the will, 
the said Prince Lewis by deed, dated ig Jan. 1705-6, in con- 
sideration of ;^300, released to the said Charles Lewis all his 
interest under the said will ; that the said Charles Lewis has 
entered on the said property but has combined with the said 
Mary Lewis and others to defraud the said Prince Lewis of 
the said ;^300. 

D.D. 960. Draft Cross-Bill in Chancery (addressed 
to the Right Hon. William Lord Cooper, Baron of Wingham, 
Lord Chancellor of Great Britain) of Charles Lewis of Nor- 
ton, CO. Radnor, gent., (son and heir of Hugh Lewis of Hend- 
waU, CO. Radnor, esq., deceased) complainant, v. Prince 
Lewis, gent., Thomas Lewis, esq., and James Woodhouse, esq., 
defendants. It recites as in D.D. 959, and that the said 
Prince Lewis induced the said Charles Lewis, then a young 
man, to execute the agreement dated 19 Jan. 1705-6 (see D.D. 
959). Complainant asks the Court to set aside the will and 
the agreement, and petitions for discovery. 

D.D. 961. Brief of Bill in Chancery in the suit of 
Prince Lewis, plaintiff, v. Charles Lewis, Mary Lewis, and 
James Woodhouse, defendants. It recites as in D.D. 959. 



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D.D. 962. Brief for counsel in the suit in Chancery of 
Prince Lewis, plaintiff, v. Charles Lewis, Mary Lewis, and James 
Woodhouse, defendants. It contains the same information as 
in the bill of Prince Lewis, and in the answers of Charles 
Lewis and Mary Lewis (See D.D. 959, 963) ; and in addition 
gives the proofs on the part of the plaintiff and defendants. 

D.D. 963. Answer (acknowledged 12 Feb. 1707-8 
before Thomas Carter and Howell Lewes) of Mary Lewes, 
spinster, one of the defendants to the bill of complaint of 
Prince Lewis, gent., complainant. The said Mary Lewes 
says that her deceased father Hugh Lewis, on i Jan. last 
(1707-8), when very ill was induced by complainant to make 
his will and make provision for her, and that complainant stated 
that he would act as executor in trust for her, she being under 
age; that a will was drawn up, and that the first part of it, 
relating to her portion, was made by the said Hugh Lewis 
and that the part relating to the limiting of an estate tail 
to the heirs male of the said complainant and the other de- 
fendant, Charles Lewes, was drawn by the direction of the 
complainant. Said Mary Lewes says that complainant has 
not paid her any portion and asks the Court to compel 
him to pay her £350. 

D.D. 964. Release, dated 4 June 1707, from Da\dd 
Williams, Thomas Williams and John Williams (sons of 
William Prosser of the parish of Boughrood, co. Radnor, 
yeoman, deceased), to William Williams (son of the said 
William Prosser) of their claims under the will of their said 
father, who left them, after the decease of Anne their mother, 
£5 each and devised to his son William Williams a messuage 
and lands, comprising 10 acres in the parishes of I^yswen and 
Llandevalley, co. Brecon. It states that the said Anne is 
dead and that the said legacies have been paid. Witnesses : 
Lewis Lloyd ; Phillip Williams ; John Hope. 

D.D. 965. Report, dated 31 Dec. 1725, by Jenkin 
Edwards, on the heriots and alienation fees due within the 
manor of Presteigne, co. Radnor. It gives the names of 
those from whom heriots are due and, in most cases, the 
names of their successors ; also their ability to pay the same 
and other particulars. 

D.D. 966. Indenture, dated 5 Dec. 1738, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made), 
from Thomas Lloyd of the parish of fforster Downton, co. 

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Gloucester, yeoman, and Mary Niplet of the pari-h of 
Kinarsley, co. Hereford, widow, to Edward Morgan the 
younger, of the parish of Llanyre, co. Radnor, gent., of 
parcels of land called Llain bengam (3 acres), Kae issa (6 
acres), two days' math of hay in a meadow called Dolewen 
and one-third of a meadow called Gorsegron, all in the parish 
of Nantmell, co. Radnor, and in the tenure of Edward Mor- 
gan the elder. Witnesses : Will. Baker ; William Barnet ; 
Tho. Johnson. 

D.D. 967. Indenture, dated 3 Aug. 1739, whereby 
Thomas Beebee (son of Mary Beebee of Presteign, co. Radnor) 
binds himself as apprentice to William Lawrence of Hereford, 
surgeon, for seven years to learn the art of a surgeon. Premium 
£70. Signed by Wm. Lawrence. Witnesses : Samuel Lath- 
ropp ; John Beeston. 

D.D. 968. Copy of the rental, for Lady day 1758, 
of Lord Carnarvon's estate in co. Radnor. The total rents 
amount to £1056 5s. 6d. It gives the names of the different 
tenants, the respective rents, arrears, land tax and disburse- 
ments. It is endorsed : ' Of no use when Mr. Meredith's 
account settled, another being signed by Mrs. Price.' 

D.D. 969. Final Concord in a fine levied on 25 Aug. 
1760 at the Great Sessions for co. Radnor, before John Wil- 
liams and John Harvey, esqrs., justices, wherein Sir Henry 
Hartstonge, bart., and Lady T/Ucy his wife acknowledged that 
the castle called Kevenllys Castle, the borough or manor of 
Kevenllys, the manor called Busmore, 30 messuages, 10 
cottages, a water corn mill, a fulling mill, 10 tofts, 30 gardens 
and orchards and 5200 acres of land in the parishes of Llan- 
vihangell Kevenllys, Llanvihangell Nantmellan, Llandegley, 
Llanbadarnvaur, Old Radnor, New Radnor, Llandrindod, 
Gladestry, Colvah and Llangunllo, co. Radnor were the right 
of Evan Meredith, gent., 

D.D. 970. Counterpart of D.D. 969. 

D.D. 971. Copy of the Will, dated 8 July 1797, of 
William Hill of the parish of Beguildy, co. Radnor. Testator 
devised as follows : To my sister and executrix, Elizabeth 
Hill, for her life, the farm called The heath, wherein I dwell, 
in the said parish of Beguildy, with remainder to my brother 
James Hill, he to pay my sister Sarah (wife of William Wil- 
liams) £2>'^, when he comes into possession of the said farm . 



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in the event of my said sister Sarah dying before she receives 
the said legacy, the said £^0 is to be paid to her son John 
WiUiams. Witnesses : Matthew Morris ; Penry Powell; Geo. 
Milward. 

D.D. 972. Rent Book, for the year 1797, of the estate, 
in CO. Radnor, of the Earl of Oxford. It gives the names of 
the tenants, the respective rents, arrears, and allowances. 
At the end of the book are the accounts for 1796 of Wil- 
liam Powell (the agent of the Earl) showing his receipts, and 
his expenditure on behalf of his principal. 

D.D. 973. Probate of the Will, dated 6 June 1798, 
of Anne Wolley of the parish of Beguildy, co. Radnor, widow. 
Testatrix bequeathed as follows : — To my eldest son John 
Wolley £=, ; to my youngest son James Wolley ;^20 ; to my 
daughter Anne (wife of James Jenkins), 21s. ; to m}' daughter 
Mary (wife of Thomas Price), £5 ; to my daughter Sarah 
(wife of John Griffiths), £5 ; Residue to my sons Jeremiah 
Wolley and George Wolley, they to be executors. Witnesses : 
Mathew Morris ; Richard Williams ; James Trow. Probate 
grant is missing. 

D.D. 974. IvETTER, dated 5 Dec. 1811, at Presteigne, 
from Thomas Bowen to Messrs. Thomas Harvey & Co., 
attorneys, Ross, co. Hereford, enclosing a £5 Bank of Eng- 
land note, the writer having tried at Kingston to remit ' the 
whole ' from the bank of Cheese & Co., who could not accomo- 
date him. 

D.D. 975. Schedule of messuages and lands granted by 
the indenture hereimto annexed (now missing). It gives the 
names of the tenants, the yearly rents and the duties. No place 
names are mentioned but the properties are in the parishes 
of I^landewy Estradewy and Llananno, co. Radnor. 

D.D. 976. Indenture, dated 10 Jan. 1586-7, being a 
lease from Hugh, bishop of Bangor to WiUiam Roland ap 
David Vaughan of Bodvilog, co. Anglesey, gent., Roland ap 
Wilham Roland, gent., and Richard ap William Roland, gent., 
both of the said town and county, of a tenement called Tythyn 
bryn griffri in the township of Bodvilog aforesaid, and in the 
tenure of the said William Roland ap David Vaughan. Term : 
the lives of the said lessees. Yearly rent, I4d., 2 geese at 
Christmas, 2 capons at Easter, and the accustomed services. 
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D.D. 977. Indenture, dated i Dec. 1607, being a lease 
from Henry Rowland, bishop of Bangor, to Owen Lloyde of 
Bodvaio, co. Caernarvon, gent., of 3 messuages and lands 
called Tythyn yn rrywe beylan, and Tythyn y kay mawr and 
Tythyn y kerrig Uwidion, also the moiety of a meadow near the 
parish church of lylanbeylan, in the comot of Malltraieth, 
CO. Anglesey, late in the tenure of ffoulke Thomas, deceased, 
and now of Marslie verch William, widow. Term : the lives 
of the said Owen Lloyde, his wife Denis Lloyde, and his son 
Henry lyloyde. Yearly rent, 6s. 8d., and 2 geese and 2 
capons at Christmas and Easter. Witnesses : Grufhth 
Hughes ; Arthur Williams ; Jo. IvCwis ; Humphrey Lloyde ; 
George Steele. Witnesses to livery of seisin : Hugh Roberts, 
clerk ; Maurice Johnes, clerk ; Edmwnd Merrik ; Robert ap 
John ab William. 

D.D. 978. Indenture, dated 30 Sept. 1628, being a 
lease from Lewis, bishop of Bangor to Elizabeth verch Rees ap 
David of Llanbeylan in the comot of Malltraith, co. Anglezey, 
widow, of messuages and lands called Kae yn glan y gorse, 
Y weirglodd vawr, Kae{ti) y mymidd, Kae gweyn ffynon Annon, 
Kae newydd and Byarth rhedyn, all in the parish and township 
of lylanbeylan aforesaid. Term : the lives of John Lewis 
and Margaret verch Lewis (natural children of the said lessee) 
and of Ellen verch David ap Hugh of Aberfraw in the said 
comot of Malltraith. Yearly rent, 6s. 8d. Consideration : 
a competent sum of money. Witnesses : John Hopton ; 
Gabriel Boulton ; Harry Jones ; Sanbat Decesar ; Humffrey 
Roberts, clerk, deputy steward. Memorandum (endorsed) 
that on 18 Nov. 1628, livery of seisin of the premises was 
given by Humffrey Roberts, clerk, deputy steward. Wit- 
nesses : Hugh ap Rees, ' millner ' ; Owen Rowland ; John 
Lewes ; Evan Rowland. 

D.D. 979. Certified Copy of an Indenture, dated 
13 July, 1689, being a grant from Cornelius Davies, citizen 
and cloathworker of London, and son of David Morgan 
Thomas of Trefdraeth, co. Anglesey, yeoman, deceased, to 
Morgan Rogers of Caergeiliog, co. Aiaglesey, gent., and Lewis 
Frees of Newborough, co. Anglesey, yeoman, of messuages 
and lands called Tythyn v'ch Adda otherwise Tythyn Adda, 
in as ample a manner as Morgan Thomas deceased (father 
of the said David Morgan, and grandfather of the said Cor- 
nelius Davies) held the same ; also a close called Cay yr wern 
ddwy, and all other realty late of the said David Morgan and 
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of the said David Morgan, and half-brother of the said Cor- 
neUus Davies (which said j\Iorgan David survived the said 
Morgan Thomas and David Morgan), or of David Morgan 
the younger, deceased (son and heir of the said Morgan 
David), all the said property being in Tredestinied, otherwise 
Trefdraeth, co. Anglesey. Consideration, £10. Witnesses : 
Ow. Hughes ; Robt. Williams ; Henry Wynne ; Wni. Wynne ; 
Richard Owen, Certified by Ow. Hughes and Richard Owen. 

D.D. 980. Indenture, dated 22 April 1696, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from John Sparrow of Galltgoch, co. Anglesey, gent., to 
Joseph Greenwood of Bewmaris, co. Anglesey, tanner, of the 
site of a tanhouse and garden adjoining the house of the said 
Joseph Greenwood in Wrexam Street in Bewmaris. Witnesses : 
Humphrey Roberts ; John Robins; John Lucas; Griffith Parry. 

D.D. 981. Indenture, dated 4 Feb. 1703-4, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Richard Owen of Bod^xhen, co. Anglesey, gent., to Anne 
Sparrow of Bodychen aforesaid, widow, of a messuage and 
lands called Tu moel otherwise Tythin y ty moel, in the parish 
of Llanva^dog, co. Anglesey, which said premises were lately 
conveyed in exchange by Hugh Hughes of Carnarvon, gent., 
now deceased, to Richard Bodychen of Bodychen aforesaid, 
esq., also deceased. This deed is sealed but not signed and 
apparently was not executed, as there are no signatures of 
witnesses. The consideration is said to have been paid by 
Anne Sparrow, the party to the deed, but the demise is made 
to Anne Bodychen, while it is stated that the release is to 
be made to Anne Sparrow. 

D.D. 982. Indenture, dated 30 July 1716, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Richard Hughes of Tre'rdrew, co. Anglesey, gent., to 
William Wynne of Chwaen, otherwise Chwaen-ddu, co. 
Anglesey, gent., of a messuage and lands called Chwaen 
vechan, otherwise Tyre kower, or Ty kower, in the parish of 
Llantrisant, co. Anglesey, and in the tenure of the said Wil- 
liam Wynne. Witnesses : William Wynne, junior ; Thomas 
Hughes, junior, joyner of Aberfraw ; Thomas Wynne. 

D.D. 983. Indenture, dated 2 May, 1723, being an 
assignment by Wilham David of TalyUyn, co. Anglesey, 
yeoman, to John Conway of the town of Denbigh, gent., of 
a lease, dated 30 March 1722, from Richard, bishop of Bangor, 



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to the said William David, of messuages and lands called 
Talyllyn in the commott of Malltraeth, co. Anglesey, for the 
lives of Elizabeth Parry, Thomas Parry and John Parry 
(the wife and sons of John Parry of Tw>"sog, esq.) at the 
annual rent of ;^ioo, on trust for the said John Parry of 
Twysog and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, with remainder 
to John, Elizabeth, Katherine, Margarett and Anne, the son 
and daughters of the said John Parry and Elizabeth his wife. 
Consideration, /lOO. Witnesses : Tho. Lloyd ; Wm. Prich- 
ard of Carnarvon. Memorandum (endorsed) states that the 
/lOO paid by John Conway as consideration for the assign- 
ment was the money of John Parry of Twyssog, esq. 

D.D. 984. Indenture, dated 28 May 1742, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Edward Williams of Peniarth, co. Merioneth, esq., to 
Robert Nanney of lylwj^n, co. Merioneth, gent., of a capital 
messuage and lands called Clygyrog in the parish of Llanbad- 
rick, CO. Anglesey, in the tenure of the said Edward Wil- 
liams ; also messuages and lands called Kefen helig, Pant- 
gwydd and Gerddi gwnnion in the parishes of Llanfechell 
and lylanbadrick, co. Anglesey, in the tenure of Hugh Wynne, 
gent., Hugh lyewis, yeoman, Richard ap Evan, yeoman, and 
Owen ap William Lewis, yeoman. Witnesses: John Hughes ; 
Edward Hughes ; Lewis Nanney. 

D.D. 985. Probate of the Will, dated 26 Feb. 1750-1, 
of Owen Griffith of the parish of Llanrhuddlad, co. Anglese}', 
gent. Testator desired to be buried at Llanrhuddlad Church 
and mentions the following persons : My son and heir, John 
Griffith ; my sons Coninsby Grifiith and William Griffith ; 
my daughters, Ann, Hannah, Ellin, and Mary ; my son John 
to pay ' within one year of my decease the sum of 20s. to be 
laid out at interest to ye use of ye poor of ye parish of 
Llanrhuddlan at ye discretion of ye rector and church- 
wardens of ye said parish to buy a dozen white loaves to be 
distributed on St. Thomas's day yearly for ever'; to my 
daughters Hannah, Mary, and Ellin, 2 pewter dishes each, 
' which were once ye household goods of their mother, my 
first wife' ; residue to my wife and executrix Mary Owen. 
Witnesses : Hen. Williams, clerk ; Jo. Prichard ; Tho. David ; 
John Williams. The probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 986. Indenttjre, dated 3 Aug. 1752, being a lease 
for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
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William Jones of Plasgwyn, co. Anglesey, esq., of a messuage 
and lands called Tregarnedd, otherwise Tregarnedd issa in the 
parish of Llangefny, co. Anglesey, in the tenure of Wilham 
Edmunds, yeoman ; also several messuages and lands called 
Tredavidd, Tyihyn bach, Gylched fawr and Gylched jack in Tre- 
garnedd and Llangefny aforesaid, in the tenure of the said 
William Edmunds ; also a messuage and lands called Cefn 
coch, otherwise Cefn coch issa in the parish of lylansadwrn, 
CO. Anglesey, and in the tenure of the said Owen Williams. 
Witnesses : Sidney Parry ; 'Richard Jones, clerk ; Robert 
Prichard, 

D.D. 987. Indenture, dated i Mar. 1753, being a lease 
for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Edward Wynne of Bodewryd, co. Anglesey, doctor of 
laws, and Thomas Wynne of Bewmares, co. Anglesea, gent., 
to Rev. Hugh Jones of Caerhun, co. Carnarvon, clerk, of 
messuages and lands called Merddyn Ednyfed and Caergeiliog 
in the township and parish of Bodedern, co. Anglesea, and in 
the tenure of Hugh Owen, gent., and John Rowland ; also 
messuages and lands called Cefn Caergeiliog, Ty newydd, and 
Caeporth yr ader, in the said parish of Bodedern. Witnesses : 
Hugh Hughes ; John Prichard ; William Prichard. 

D.D. 988. Indenture, dated 7 Mar. 1756, being a lease 
for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Charles Evans of Treveihr, co. Anglesey, esq., (son and 
heir of William Evans of Vaenol, co. Carnarvon, esq., de- 
ceased), to Rowland Wilhams of Cellar in the parish of Aber- 
fraw, CO. Anglesey, yeoman, of messuages and lands called 
Brynbras, lythyn iros y rhos, Bysnant, Pwllhockett, and 
CaecYwn, in the parishes of lylanfairpwllgwingill, otherwise 
lylanfairpwllgwinvill, and lylanbeder Newborough, co. Angle- 
sey ; also gardens and parcels of land in Newborough afore- 
said, called Llainwenyn, Gardd bach and Garddlas, in the 
tenure of William Williams. Witnesses : Wilham Evans ; 
Henry Walsh ; John Prichard. 

D.D. 989. Indenture, dated 3 Mar. 1761, being a grant 
for six months from Owen Wilhams of CasteUior, co. Anglesey, 
gent., and his eldest son Thomas Williams of Llanidan, co. 
Anglesey, esq., to John l^ewis of Carnarvon, gent., of a mes- 
suage and lands mentioned in D.D. 986 to the intent that a 
recovery might be suffered to enure to uses to be declared 
by the said grantors, and in default of such declaration, to 
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and made between the said Owen Williams and Jane his wife, 
of the one part, and William Jones of Plasgwyn, co. Anglesey, 
esq., of the other part. Witnesses : Rich. Poole ; John 
Hughes ; Richard Howard. 

D.D. 990. Indenture, dated 20 Feb. 1772, whereby 
Owen Wynne of Llwyn, co. Denbigh, esq., conveys to John 
Roberts of Carnarvon, apothecary, parcels of land called 
Tythin y penlas, otherwise Ty yn y pwll, containing 2 acres, 
2 roods and 10 perches, in the parish of Llanddaniel, co. 
Anglesey (the house, toft and gardens and a quillet of land 
in lyleinia penlas, part of the said premises, excepted), in ex- 
change for two fields of the said John Roberts called Lleinia 
penlas situate in and being part of Tyihyn penlas, otherwise 
Ty yn y pwll aforesaid, containing 4 roods and 39 perches, 
and in the tenure of Hugh David ; also the moiety of the 
messuage, toft and garden, called Tti tythyn y penlas situate 
on part of the said premises. Witnesses : G. Ravenscroft ; 
John Hutchinson of Wrexham ; John Roberts, junior ; John 
Prichard. 

D.D. 991. Indenture, dated 23 Oct. 1780, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Henry Morris of Rhospadrig, co. Anglesey, esq., to 
Hugh Ellis of Carnarvon, gent., of a messuage and lands 
called Clynnog vechan in the parishes of Newborough and Llan- 
geinwen, co. Anglesey, and in the tenure of Robert Morris, 
yeoman. Witness : Wm. Griffith of Carnarvon. 

D.D. 992. Indenture, dated 28 Feb. 1791, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Owen David of Weun in the parish of Amlwch, co. 
Anglesey, yeoman, to Thomas Williams of Llanidan, co. 
Anglesey, esq., of a messuage and lands called Bussuant in 
the parish of Llanfairpwllgwingill, co. Anglesey, in the tenure 
of Wilham Prees, and a moiety of a messuage in Newborough, 
with lands appertaining thereto in the parish of l;lanbedr 
Newborough, co. Anglesey, in the tenure of Owen William 
Owen, also all other lands devised to the said Owen David 
by the will of his deceased father, David Williams of Aber- 
ft'raw, CO. Anglesey, yeoman. Witnesses : Rice Hughes 
and William Williams, both of Bodafon. 

D.D. 993. Indenture, dated 11 Nov. 1793, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Hugh Davies Griffith of Caerhim, co. Carnarvon, clerk, 



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(only son of Ralph Griffith of Caerhun aforesaid, esq., by 
Catherine, his second wife, deceased, who was the sister and 
devisee in fee of the will of Hugh Davies of Caerhun, esq., 
deceased), and Edward Pryce L/loyd of Bodfach, co. Mont- 
gomery, esq., (eldest son of Bell Ivloyd of Pontryffydd, co. Flint, 
esq., deceased), to the Right Hon. Henry, Earl of Uxbridge, 
of messuages and lands called Tanybryn, Caea cnyciog, and 
fields in the tenure of John Roberts, all in the parish of lylan- 
fairpwllgwynvill, otherwise LlanfairpwUgwyngill, co. Angle- 
sey. Witnesses : John Williams ; Edward Ivloyd, servant to 
Rev. Mr. Griffith. 

D.D. 994. Indenture, dated 23 Dec. 1794, being a 
mortgage for ;^50 by wa)^ of a demise for 500 3'^ears, from 
Robert Morgan of Penydentir in the parish of lylandisilio, 
CO. Anglesey, mariner, (eldest son and heir of William Morgan 
of the same place, mariner, deceased) and his mother Ellen 
Roberts of Penydentir aforesaid (widow of the said William 
Morgan), to Hugh Thomas of Ty-yn-yr-allt in the parish of 
Trewdraeth, co. Anglesey, yeoman, of a moiety of a messuage 
and lands called Tymawr in the said parish of lylandisiho 
in the tenure of the said Ellen Roberts and Peter Jones, 
which property had been devised by the will, dated 11 Dec. 
1790, of the said William Morgan to his eldest son, the said 
Robert Morgan, and had been previously purchased by the 
testator from William Owen. Witnesses : Hugh Thomas of 
Trevor ; Griffith Owen of Borth Ferry. 

D.D. 995. Indenture, dated 25 Feb. 1795, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Paul Panton, the elder, of Plasgwyn, co. Anglesey, esq., 
to the Right Hon. Henry, Earl of Uxbridge, of a messuage 
and lands called Ty coch, containing 42 acres in the parish of 
Llanffinnan, co. Anglesey, and in the tenure of Thomas Owen ; " 
also the moiety of two messuages and lands called respec- 
tively Ucheldre (99 acres, 2 roods, 18 perches) in the tenure 
of Hugh Thomas, gent., in the parish of I^lansadwrn, co. 
Anglesey, and Tyddyn y mynydd (56 acres, 21 perches) in the 
parish of Langoed, co. Anglesey, in the tenure of Robert 
Prichard. Witnesses : Henry Hughes, rector of Llangefni ; 
Thos. Prichard, clerk to Mr, Grindley. 

D.D. 996. Petition, dated 24 Dec. 1796, from Thomas 
Hughes, Nicholas Jones and Francis Thomas, prisoners for 
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and temporal in parliament assembled, praying for an exten- 
sion of the Bill passed in 1794, entitled ' A Bill for the dis- 
charge of Insolvent Debtors.' 

D.D. 997. Office Copy of the Will, dated 9 July 1801 
of Henry Prichard of Trescawen, co. Anglesey, esq. Tes- 
tator devised as follows : To my nephew Henry Prichard 
my realty in the parish of Amlwch, co. Anglesey ; to William 
Thomas (son of my cousin Hugh Thomas of Trefor, gent.), 
a messuage and lands called Henllys wen in the parish of 
Aberffraw, co. Anglesey ; to my nephews, William Prichard 
and Henry Prichard, and my niece Lettice Owen Prichard, 
^TiGOO each. Testator also mentions : My cousin Catherine 
Ivloyd (daughter of Evan Lloyd of Maesyporth, esq.) ; my 
relation, Ann Owen (eldest daughter of my cousin Richard 
Owen of Sybj'lltir, gent., deceased), and her sisters Mary Owen 
and Ellen ; my relations Mary Jones of Trewhyn, co. Angle- 
sey ; Jane Parry of lycamonbymedd [lylanerchymedd], co. 
Anglesey, William Parry of Tyniawr in the parish of lylan- 
gwilliog, John Edwards of Bodwrog, co. Anglesey, and his 
daughter Elizabeth, and Rowland Williams of Beaumaris, 
gent, (executor). Witnesses: William Mark of Tyn-y-coed, 
smith ; Elizabeth Jones, servant at Trescawen. Proved in 
London on 20 Aug. 1801 by Rowland Williams the executor. 

D.D. 998. DocQUET, dated Nov. 1807, of the grant for 
Ufe of the offices of prothonotary and clerk of the crown in the 
counties of Anglesea, Merioneth and Carnarvon, to Thomas 
Edward Wynn Bellasyse, esq., at the usual fees, &c. Coun- 
tersigned by Lord Hawkesbury. 

D.D. 999. Indenture, dated 6 June, 1814, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Sir John Owen of Orielton, co. Pembroke, bart., and 
Owen Anthony Poole of Carnarvon, gent., to the Right Hon. 
Henry William, Earl of Uxbridge, co. Middlesex, of a mes- 
suage and lands called fferam y llan in the parish of Llanf eirian, 
CO. Anglesey, comprising 32 acres and 25 perches, (held by 
William Griffith under a lease for the life of himself, of his wife 
Anne, and of their son Owen at the yearly rent of £y us. 6d., 
but reserving out of the grant the following parcels: part of 
Caerallt (5 acres, 2 roods, i perch), part of CaeralU (i acre, 
I perch), part of Caerallt (2 acres, 10 perches), part of Caerallt 
(2 acres, i rood, -^B) perches), part of Cae tan y graig (3 roods, 
8 perches), part of Cae tan y graig (i acre, 2 roods, 30 perches), 
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called ^eram y llan and were conveyed to Owen Putland 
Myrick, esq., the total acreage of feram y llan now granted, 
being 18 acres, 2 roods, 17 perches; also a messuage and lands 
called PengalU llanfeirian (20 acres, 3 roods, 9 perches) in the 
parish of IJancadwalder, otherwise Llangadwalader, co. 
Anglesey, and in the tenure of William Jones, farmer, 
at the yearly rent of £8 5s., Tregoigan (9 acres 33 perches), 
in the parish of Llanfaelog, co. Anglesey, and in the 
tenure of John Hughes under a lease for his life, at the yearly 
rent of -^4 6s. 4d., and Tyddyn bach (16 acres, 2 roods, 6 per- 
ches) in the said parish of Llanfaelog, in the tenure of John 
Thomas under a lease for his life, at the yearly rent of £7 5s. 
Witnesses : J. Williamson, clerk to Messrs. J. and W. Lowe 
and Cowbarn, Temple ; John Hughes, clerk to Messrs. Poole, 
Carnarvon. A schedule to the deed gives the names and 
acreages of the fields of the different farms. 

D.D. 1000. Indenture, dated 29 Sept. 1816, being a 
lease from the Most Hon. Henry William, Marquess of Angle- 
sey, to Colin Jones of Totness, co. Devon, esq., of a barn, 
plots of ground and toft in the parish of Holyhead, co, Angle- 
sey, being part of a messuage and lands called Cae mabli, 
and bounded on the east by a farm called Tyddynfant y felin, 
on the west by part of the messuage and lands called Caer 
mabli, on the south by a messuage and lands of Miss Morris, 
and on the north by a messuage of Sir John Thomas Stanley, 
bart. ; which said demised property comprise a potatoe 
garden, a barn yard, a garden and fields respectively called 
Biiarth y scybor, Cae coch and the rock, Cae ty draw i gae'r castell, 
Llain ffordd y felin, Cae'r ty Mabli, Cae'r ty, Y bfyn, Gwerglodd 
tan y ty and Gwerglodd tan cae Mabli. Term : the lives of 
the said Colin Jones (aged 64 years), Mary his wife (aged 57 
years), and their daughter Catherine Gw3'^nne Kensington 
(aged 25 years). Yearly rent, los. Consideration, ^116 9s. 
Witnesses : William lyowe. Temple, London ; Henry Moxon, 
his clerk. 

D.D. 1001. Indenture, dated 25 Mar. 1819, being a 
covenant by vSir John Williams of Bodllowyddan, co. Flint, 
bart., to produce to the Most Hon. Henry William, Marquess 
of Anglesey (eldest son, heir and devisee in fee of the will of 
the Right Hon. Henry, Earl of Uxbridge, deceased), certain 
title deeds (specified in a schedule thereto) relating to mes- 
suages and lands in the parishes of Llansadwrn, Llandesilio, 
Llanddanielfab, Trefdraeth, Llaneilian, Penmynydd, Llan- 
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Ivlanbadrick, co, Anglesey, which were conveyed by inden- 
tures, dated 6 & 7 Oct. 1808 to the said Henry, earl of 
Uxbridge, and relating also to messuages and lands belonging 
to the said Sir John Williams and Dame Margaret, his wife. 
Witnesses : Emma Davies Griffiths of Caerhun ; Evan Jones, 
curate of Caerhun. The seal is heraldic. 

D.D. 1002. Indenture, dated 4 July, 1820, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Hugh Smith of »Stoke D'Abernon, co. Surrey, esq., to 
the Most Hon. Henry William, Marquess of Anglesey, of a 
parcel of land called Tyddyn y coppyn and 5 cottages built 
some time since on an allotment out of the common called 
Mynnydd llwydiarth in the parish of Pentraeth, co. Anglesey, 
which allotment was made under the Act of 52 Geo. III., 
also the moiety of the following parcels of land called respec- 
tively Tyddyn hwlch y mynnydd (92 acres, 28 perches), Carreg 
y ceiliog (40 acres, 28 perches), Brynporfh (16 acres, 3 roods, 
10 perches), all in the said parish of Pentraeth, Tyddyn to 
(7 acres, 3 roods, 10 perches) and Llain I ago (3 roods), in the 
parish of lylandisilio, co. Anglesey, and Glan y llyn (10 acres, 
3 roods, 21 perches) in the parish of lylandegfan, co. Anglesey. 
Witness : Henry Moxon, clerk to Mr. William Lowe, Temple, 
London. 

D.D. 1003. Indenture, dated i Nov. 1820, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Rev. Henry Rowlands of Plasgwyn, co. Anglesey, clerk 
to John Sanderson of Drmds Lodge, co. Anglesey, esq., of 3 
parcels of land (being parts of messuages called Llwyn ogan, 
Llwyn onn, and Tyddyn y pwyth, in the parish of Llanedwan, 
CO. Anglesey) containing together 3 acres, 3 roods, and 16 
perches, and bounded on the south-east by the road leading 
from Newborough to Beaumaris, on the south and west by 
parts of the said farms called Llwyn ogan, Llwyn onn, and 
Tyddyn y pwyth, and on the north by a branch of the River 
Braint running towards Pwllffanogl Mill. Witness : O. A. 
Poole, attorney, Gorphwysfa, Carnarvonshire. 

D.D. 1004. Deed Poll, dated 2 Jan. 1828, whereby 
Daniel Halliday of Paris, France, M.D., John McGregor 
Skinner of Holyhead, North Wales, a captain in the Royal 
Navy, and Holland Griffiths of Carraglydd in the isle of An- 
glesey, esq., after reciting that Margaret Frank of Holy- 
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will, dated i Aug. 1827, bequeathed all her personalty to her 
trustees, the said Daniel Halliday, John McGregor Skinner 
and Holland Griffiths on trust (as to ;f20oo) for Robert Hayley 
Judd of Holyhead, a captain in the Royal Navy, for his life, 
with remainder to his wife Susannah Judd for her life, with 
remainder to their son Robert Brereton Judd; That testatrix 
also bequeathed the following legacies to her nieces, namely, 
Ann Pelham Judd (daughter of the said Robert Hayley Judd, 
and Susannah his wife) ;f2500, Susannah Vickers Judd 1^2500, 
Margaret Hughes Judd, ;f25oo, Eleanor Beasley (daughter of 
Thomas Beasley of Dublin, esq., and Mary his wife) /500, 
Mary Beasley ;^5oo, Emily Beasley ;fiooo, and Margaret 
Beasley £100, and to testatrix's nephews, Thomas Frank Judd 
;f5oo, Henry Beasley /500, and Thomas Beasley £500, such 
legacies to be invested by the said trustees until the legatees 
were 21 years old ; that the said testatrix died in Aug. 1827, 
and her will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canter- 
bury declare that they hold ;^2332 7s. 3d. in 3 per cent. 

Consolidated Bank Annuities on trust for the said Robert 
Haylay Judd for his life with remainders as mentioned in the 
said wiU, and that they hold £13476 2s. 5d. on trust for the 
legatees above mentioned, who are all under age. Witnesses : 
Thos. Mills, solicitor. Faubourg St. Honore, Paris ; A. Hodg- 
kinson, clerk to Mr. Mills ; Thomas Pickford ; Patrick King ; 
Michael King ; Richard T. Griffiths ; James Geary, Clifton. 

D.D. 1005. Letters, dated 19 July 1831, from John 
Warren, clerk, M.A., vicar-general and official principal of 
the bishop of Bangor, appointing William Davies of Rhyd- 
bont in the parish of lylanynghenedle, co. Anglesey, and 
Robert Jones of Rhydbont in the parish of Rhoscolyn, co. 
Anglesey, to be guardians, during his minority, of John 
Williams, aged about nineteen, the sole executor and residu- 
ary legatee of the will of Rowland Jones of Bodedern, co. 
Anglesey, yeoman, deceased. Signed by John Hughes, 
deputy registrar. 

D.D. 1006. Indenture, dated 10 Mar. 1834, being a 
covenant by Rev. Hugh Hughes Wynne of Carnarvon to 
produce to Samuel Bateman of Acomb, co. York, esq., certain 
title deeds (mentioned in the schedule to the deed) relating 
to a capital messuage and lands called Bryngola and Tycanol 
late in the tenure of Mary Hughes (late mother of the said 
Hugh Hughes Wynne and wife of Hugh Wynne, esq., his 
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Owen and Hugh Owen, farmers, but now of the said Hugh 
Hughes Wvnne ; also two messuages and lands called Rhiw- 
goch and Tycroes in the parish of Llantrisant, co. Anglesey, 
in the tenure of William Jones, and a capital messuage and 
lands called Chwnen, otherwise Chivaenddu, including premises 
formerly called [Chwaen"] vechan and Maengiivyn ; all which 
said property wns on q Mar. 1834 mortgaged to the said 
Samuel Bateman to secure £2000 and interest. Witnesses : 
E. Evans, attorney, Carnarvon ; Samuel Hisketh, Manchester, 
land agent. 

D.D. 1007. Probate of the Wnx, dated 16 Mav 1834, 
of Catherine Parry of the town of Llanerchymedd in the 
parish of Amlwch, co. Anglesev, widow. Testatrix bequeathed 
as follows : To the children of my late daughter Jane, namely, 
Catherine (wife of John Williams of this town, joiner), Jane, 
Evan, Margaret, and William, legacies ranging from /^4 to 
1(^15 each, the two last mentioned legatees being under age. 
My son Henry Jones to be executor and residuary legatee. 
Testatrix also mentions: My brother in law, Richard Parry, 
saddler. Witnesses : James Richards and Owen Prytherch, 
both of Llanerchymedd. The probate grant is missing, 

D.D. 1008. Plan, dated Aug. 1851, of the property of 
Jesus College, Oxford, in the parish of Holyhead, co. Anglesey. 
It gives the acreages of the different plots and also of the 
land sold to the Harbour Company. 

D.D. 1009. Indenture, dated 5 July 1852, being a 
grant from Charles Henry Evans of Plasgw\m, co. Anglesey, 
esq. and Thomas Beer of Uxbridge House, Burlington Street, 
CO. Middlesex, esq., (devisees in trust under the will of John 
Sanderson of Plasnewydd, co. Anglesey, esq., deceased) to 
the Most Hon. Henry William, Marquess of Anglesey, of a 
messuage and 3 parcels of land (being parts of farms called 
Llwyn ogan, Llwyn onn, and Tyddyn y swyth, in the parish 
of Llanedwan, co. Anglesey), which contain 3 acres, 3 roods, 
and 16 perches, and are bounded on the south-east by the 
road leading from Newborough to Beaiimaris, on the south 
and west by parts of Llwyn ogan, Llwyn onn, and Tyddyn y 
swyth, and on the north by a branch of the River Braint, 
running towards Pwllfanogle Mill, and were purchased by 
the said John Sanderson from Rev. Henry Rowlands, clerk, 
being now known as Aherbraint. Witnesses : Thomas 
Thomas, butler at Plasgw\m, Anglesey ; Henry Moxon, 
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D.D. 1010. Indenture, dated 5 July, 1852 being a 
surrender from Charles Henry Evans of Plasgvpyn, co. Angle- 
sey, esq., and Thomas Beer of Uxbridge House, Old Burlington 
Street, co. Middlesex, esq., (devisees and executors of the will 
of John Sanderson of Plasnew>'dd, co. Anglesey, esq., de- 
ceased), to the Most Hon. Henry William, Marquess of Angle- 
sev, of a lease (granted on 13 Nov. 1845, by the said Henry 
William, Marquess of Anglese3^ to the said John Sanderson) 
of a messuage, garden, and a piece of land called Eithinog in 
the parish of Llanfairpwllgwngyll, co. Anglesey, containing 
together 6 acres, 3 roods, and 33 perches. Consideration, 
£36^^. Witnesses: Thomas Thomas, butler at Plasgwyn ; Henry 
Moxon, Temple, London. The deed recites that the said John 
Sanderson died on 24 July 1850 and that his will was proved 
at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 4 Oct. 1850. 

D.D. 1011. Office Copy Order, dated 5 Jan. 1853, of 
the Inclosure Commissioners ratifving the exchange by the Most 
Hon. Henry William, Marquis of Anglesey, of land called Llain- 
garregeg (i acre, 3 roods, 37 poles), in the parish of Holyhead, co. 
Anglesey, for land called Maescaled (i acre, 13 perches) in the 
same parish belonging to Hon. William Owen Stanley of Pen- 
rhos, CO. Anglesey. Plans of each property are given in the deed. 

D.D. 1012. Public Testimonial to WilHam Holland 
Warren, esq., commander of the Holyhead Express Steamer, 
Anglia, in commemoration of his intrepid and seamanlike 
conduct when his vessel was in imminent peril owing to the 
tiller having been carried away during a storm on the night 
of 9 Dec. 1854, and was navigated by him into the new har- 
bour of refuge at Holyhead. The names of the Committee, 
Treasurer and vSecretary of the fund, and the subscriptions, 
which were limited to £1, are given, 

D.D. 1013. Indenture, dated 12 Nov. 1858, being a 
deed of covenant from Hon. William Owen Stanley of Penrhos, 
CO. Anglesey, to the Right Hon. Charles, duke of Richmond, 
Hon. John Robert, viscount Sydney, and Clarence Edward 
Paget, commonly called Lord Clarence Edward Paget 
trustees of the will of Henry William, Marquess of Anglesey, 
deceased) for the production of indentures (dated i & 2 Dec. 
1816), relating to messuages and lands comprising 135 acres 
and 13 perches in the parish of Holyhead, co. Anglesey, 
lately bought from the said trustees by the said William Owen 
Stanley, and also to property retained by the said trustees. 
Witness : Thomas Philipson Elliott, agent, Penrhos. 

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D.D. 1014. Policy op Assurance, dated 24 Oct. i860, 
for £200 on the life of William Jones of Menai Bridge, North 
Wales, coroner and attorney, (aged 49), issued by the Reliance 
Mutual Life Assurance Society, with which is united the East 
of England. Annual premium £g is. 2d. Signed by Geo. 
Ashlin, Arthur Pearson and G. Harris, directors. Witness : 
Edward Butler, secretary. 

D.D. 1015. Award, dated 28 May, 1541, whereby John 
Wyn ap Meredydd, of co. Carnarvon, gent., (arbitrator be- 
tween Robert ap Rys ap Howell and Robert Wyn ap Robert, 
Johanna verch John, David ap John ap Rys ap Howell and 
William ap John ap Res of co. Carnarvon, in regard to all 
disputes between them and especially in respect of certain 
parcels of land called Env croft and Lleighxveith yr havot, 
whereon the said Robert ap Rys now resides) decides that the 
said Robert ap Rys ap Howell shall occupy the said parcel 
called Lleighweith yr havot during the minorities of the said 
David ap John ap Rys and William ap John, subject to a 
yearly rent of 6s. 8d. to their guardian, Davyth ap William ; 
that the said Robert ap Rys shall hold the parcel called Erw 
croft, free of rent, during the minorities of the said Davyth ap 
Rys ap Howell and William [ap John]. 

D.D. 1016. Grant, dated 12 Nov. 1562, from John Wyn 
ap Cadwalader of Llanvawr, co. Merioneth, gent., to Robert 
ap Richard ap John ap Madock of Penmaghno, co. Carnarvon, 
gent., of messiiages and lands called Tythyn y meistir, Kaer 
egloes and Y kaer managh and all other messuages and glebe 
lands, late of the chapel or rectory of Penmaghno, to be held 
of the Crown by knight's service ; which said premises, for- 
merly parcel of the commandery or preceptory of Halston. 
CO. Salop and late of the priory or hospital of St. John of 
Jerusalem, had, by letters patent of Queen Elizabeth, dated 15 
Mar., 1559-60, been granted to George I^ee, otherwise Leigh, of 
Salop, gent., and Thomas Bowyer of Salop, draper, who by 
indenture dated 28 Jan. 1560-1 conveyed the same to the said 
John Wyn ap Cadwalader. Consideration, £23 6s. 8d. Wit- 
nesses : Elis Price, esq. ; Thomas Vaughan ap Robert ; Rice 
ap leuan ap John ; Robert ap leuan ap John ; Grif . ap John ap 
Grif. Witnesses to livery of seisin: Robert ap leuan ap John; 
Rythergh ap Rees ap leuan ap Eugion ; David ap Eugion, 
tailler ; Roger Eugion ; Grif. ap Edward Gruff. Latin. 

D.D. 1017. Indenture, dated i May'1581, being a 
mortgage for ;jf40 from''Rolante'']GrifF}'th, one of the^yeomen 
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surgeon of London, of a moiety of messuages and lands called 
Erowe leos in the township of Penmachno, co. Carnarvon, 
late in the tenures of Gruffith ap Rees ap Robert and John 
IvCwis Gwyn. Witness : Edward Ledesham. 

D.D. 1018. Grant, dated 14 July 1600, from Griffin ap 
John ap Gruffith of Treflan, gent., free-tenant of the queen's 
town of Dynlley in the comot of Carnarvon, to William 
Williams of Vaynolbangor, esq., of a tenement called Tir Eva 
verch Gruffith ap Malld, situate at a place called Keven y pandy 
in the town of Ruke and comot of Isconway, co. Carnarvon, 
to be held of the chief lords of the fee by the accustomed rent 
and ser\'ices, and a rent of 3s. 4d. payable to the said Gruffin 
ap John ap Gruffith. Witnesses : Thomas ffletcher, protho- 
notary ; Thomas Boulton ; Richard Rowland ; William ap 
Richard, clerk ; Roland ap William ; William Lewis ap 
William; Morgan Harry; William Gruffith; Hoel ap Thomas. 
Latin. 

D.D. 1019. Indenture, dated 4 April, 1610, being a 
mortgage (by way of a demise for 4 years) for £12 from Evan 
Lloyde of Penmachno, co. Carnarvon, gent., to ffoulke Vaughan 
of Bronheylog, co. Denbigh, gent., of a messuage and lands 
called Brydd hwll and Tythin tan y rhiw, containing 2 messu- 
ages, tofts and gardens and 180 acres of land in Penmachno 
aforesaid, and in the tenures of Robert ap Evan I^loyde and 
Hugh ap Morgan. Yearly rent, 20s. Memorandum (en- 
dorsed) that on the date of the above deed, Evan Lloyde, 
gent., took possession of the house called Y tu yn y hrydd 
hwll being part of the above-mentioned premises and in the 
tenure of Robert ap Evan Lloyde and Hugh ap Morgan, and 
then executed the deed and gave the said ffoulke Vaughan 
possession of the property. Whereupon ffoulke Vaughan 
put a horse to graze on the land, and the said Robert ap Evan 
Ivloyde and Hugh ap Morgan immediately drove the said 
horse off the land. Witnesses : Richard ap Richard ; Rich- 
ard ap Hughe. 

D.D. 1020. Grant, dated 23 Feb. 1609-10, from Robert 
Ivcwes of Grayes Inne, co. Middlesex, gent., to Evan Lloyde of 
Barnardes Inne, London, gent., of tenements and lands called 
Kay y klogwyn in the parish of Penmachno, co. Carnarvon, in 
the tenure of Hugh Gw>m Griffith, esq. Covenant by the said 
Robert Lewes against all claims to the said property to be 
made in his behalf or that of his deceased father, Morrice 
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Carnarvon, gent., or of Richard Griffith of Evioneth aforesaid, 
gent., the deceased father of the said Cadwallader. Considera- 
tion, /16. Witnesses to livery of seisin on 14 Mar. 1609-10, by 
Richard ap Richard, attorney of the said Robert Lewis : Rich- 
ard Lloyd; Richard ap Richard; Owen ap leuan Wynn ; John 
Thomas ap Owen ; leuan ap Morgan ; Hugh ap Morgan. 

D.D. 1021. Indenture, dated 7 Sept., 1611, being a 
covenant by William ap Rees David ap Jenldn of Penmachno, 
CO. Caernarvon, yeoman, and Jane his wife, Evan ap John 
Griffith of the same place, yeoman, and Margaret his wife, 
WHliam ap John ap Nicholas of Dinorben, co. Denbigh, 
yeoman, and Ellin his wife, and Gwen verch Thomas of Llan- 
aber, co. Merioneth, spinster, with Evan Lloyd of Barnard's 
Inne, London, gent., to levy, at the next Great Sessions for 
CO. Caernarvon, a fine of messuages and lands called Llechwedd 
havod, Erw y grafted, Prith yr havotty, Gweirglodd mah Allen, 
Y dyfnant, Y ddol chwecheiniog and ffrith y gwenydd gwastad, 
all in the town and parish of Penmachno aforesaid, and in 
the tenure of the said Evan Lloyd and Edward Gruffith, gent., 
to enure to the use of the said Evan Lloyd his heirs and 
assigns. Consideration, £40. Witnesses: Richard IJoyd ; Elis 
Lloyd; ffoulke Vaughan; ffoulke Pryse; Richard ap Richard. 

D.D. 1022. Praecipe and Concord in a fine at the 
Great Sessions for co. Carnarvon, on 22 Sept. 1611, whereby 
WilUam ap Res David ap Jenkin and Jane his wife, Evan ap 
John Gruffith and Margaret his wife, William ap John Nicholas 
and Elen his wife, and Gwenllian verch Thomas agree to re- 
lease to Evan Lloyd, gent., 3 messuages, cottages and gardens 
and 24 acres of land in Penmachno. The parties were identi- 
fied by Richard ap Richard and Hugh Machno. The com- 
missioners before whom the concord was taken were Elis 
Lloyd, esq., Richard Lloyd, bachelor of sacred theology, 
Fulk Vaughan, gent., and Fulk Price, gent. Latin. 

D.D. 1023. Grant, dated 25 June 1612, from John 
Owen Thomas ap Robert, free tenant of the bishop of Ban- 
gor, in the town of Aberergh in the comot of Evioneth, co. 
Carnarvon, to Owen Wyn ap John Wynne ap William, 
gent., of a close of land called Kay Engharad in the town of 
Aberergh aforesaid, which was bought by Owen ap Thomas 
ap Robert (father of the said John Owen Thomas ap Robert) 
from John Gruffith ap Yerwerth deceased, to be held of the 
chief lords of the fee by the accustomed rents and services. 
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on 26 June 1612 : John ap . . . . ; John ap Robert Griffith; 
John ap Hugh ap Thomas ; . . . . ap David lyloj'd Grydd ; 
John ap David Griffith; Cadwalader Owen David ap Jolui ap 
lylewehn ; John Owen ap John. Memorandum signed by 
Richard Jones, justice of the peace for co. Carnarvon, that the 
deed was enrolled at the general sessions of the peace at Car- 
narvon on I Oct. 1612. Latin. 

D.D. 1024. Indenture, dated 4 Nov. 1612, whereby 
in consideration of a marriage covenanted to take place before 
22nd of the same month between John Wynne of Abererch, 
CO. Carnarvon, esq., and Grisial Glynne (daughter of Robert 
Glynne, son and heir apparent of William Glynne of Eleirnion, 
CO. Carnarvon, esq.) and of /140 to be paid to the said Robert 
Glynne and William Glynne by the said John Wynne, the said 
William Glynne and Robert Glynne covenant to settle (i) the 
capital messuage and lands called Tythyn y sychnant and (2) 
messuages and lands called Tythyn yr hendre jawr, Kay croppa, 
Byarth glas, Kayhir, Tythyn y kilvechydd, Gwern y kae hir, Kay 
yr mynydd and Tythyn llwyd y prick, in the townships of 
Eleirnion and Nantyllithvaen, in the comots of Uwchgorvai 
and Dinllayn, co. Carnarvon, and in the tenures of the said 
William Glynne, Robert Glynne, Thomas . . . , Humphrey 
Griffith, and Cadwalader Thomas, upon trust (as to the pro- 
perty, No. 2) for the said William Glynne for his life, with re- 
mainder to the said Robert Glynne for his life, with remainders 
over ; and on trust (as to the property No. i) for the said 
John Wynne and Grisial Glynne for their lives with remainder 
to their first and other sons successively in tail with remainders 
over. Proviso that if the said John Wynne should die within 
4 j^ears of his marriage and without issue by his intended wife 
Grisial Glynne, the said William Glynne and Robert Glynne 
would repay ^^140 to the representatives of the said John 
Wynne. The said William Glynne and Robert Glynne also 
agree to assign to the said John Wynne the lease of Sychnant 
issa (adjoining Tythyn y sychnant) granted by William Glynne 
of Ivlej^ar, co. Carnarvon, esq., but subject to the payment of 
50S. yearly to the said William Glj'nne of Eleirnion and his 
assigns. Witnesses: William Gwyn; John Wynne; Hugh ap 
John ap Hugh ; Richard lyloyd ; Gruff, ap John ap Wilham; 
Hugh Thomas ; Killmj^n Glynn, clerk ; William Evans ; 
Maurice I^loyd. 

D.D. 1025. Release, dated 28 Oct. 1613, from Griffin 
ap Cadwallader Gryfl'yth ap Hugh of Elernion, co. Caernarvon, 
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sou aud heir apparent, Robert Glyne of the same place, gent., 
of all his interest in a messuage and a parcel of land called 
Nant y du, situate in a tenement of the grantees, called Sych- 
nant gallt wyneb eygion glan y mor, in the town of Elernion 
aforesaid in the commot of Uchor^vai], co. Carnarvon. Wit- 
nesses : Gillmin Gin ; Hugh Gr. ap Hugh ap Res ; Edward Gr. 
ap Hugh ap Res ; Hugh ap David ap Philip leuan of Rhos in 
Ivlanor yn llyn; Nicholas Roberts. Latin. 

D.D. 1026. Particulars, dated i8 April 1614, of the 
farm of the town of Penmaghno in the comot of Nantconwy, 
CO. Carnarvon, being parcel of the principahty of North Wales, 
and leased for 21 years to Edward Wynn, gent., and Blanch 
his wife by letters patent of James I, dated 15 Dec. 1613, at 
the annual rent of £6 los. The auditor, Wilham Hih on 
20 April 1614, reports (among other information) that the 
property is parcel of the lands contained in the late annexation 
to the Crown, and was granted unto the late Prince Henry 
and his heirs. Kings of England ; that records of Hen. VI 
and Edw. IV show that the township of Penmaghno alone 
was then let for 55s. per annum, and the extant lands some- 
times for I02S. 8d. and sometimes for £i\ 2s., but in the 28th 
year of the reign of Hen. VIII., the township with the extant 
lands were let for £"6 los. 

D.D. 1027. Grant, dated 30 Nov. 1614, from William 
ap David ap Griffith, of Aberergh, in the comot of Evioneth, 
CO. Carnarvon, free tenant of the bishop of Bangor, to Owen 
Gwynne,«gent., of a tenement called Ty yn y bryn coch in the 
town of Aberergh aforesaid and in the tenure of the said Owen 
Gwynne, to be held of the chief lords of the fee by the accus- 
tomed rents and services. Consideration, £5. Witnesses : 
Gruffith ap John ap William ; Owen leuan ; Owen ap John 
ap Rees ; CadwaUader ap Robert ap Morgan ; Gruffith Lewes. 
Latin. 

D.D. 1028. Indenture, dated 14 Sept. 1615, being a 
grant from John Smyth, the younger, of Carnarvon, gent., 
to his father, John Smyth, the elder, of Carnarvon, gent., 
of the moiety of a tenement and lands called Tythyn whittell, 
otherwise Tythyn whittall, which Randulph Smyth, deceased, 
the grandfather of the said John Smith, the younger (whose 
heir he is) heretofore purchased from Sir Edward Herbert, 
Knight of the Bath, and Dame Mary, his wife, situate in the 
town of Conway and in Elechan, co. Carnarvon. Covenant 
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f urther^assurance of the said premises. Witnesses : William 
Stoddard ; John ap Hughe ap David ; John ap Hugh Smyth ; 
Owen Morgan otherwise Moyth ; Robert ap Thomas David ; 
Hugh ap Thomas David. Certificate by Wm. Glynne (en- 
dorsed) that this deed was shown to John ap Hugh Smyth on 
23 Sept. 1633. Certificate by Will. Glynne, Maurice Ivloyd 
and William Bulkeiey (endorsed), dated at the house of Ellen 
Glynne, otherwise Robinson, in Carnarvon, states that this 
deed was then in the possession of Wilham Stodart, clerk. 

D.D. 1029. Indenture, dated 24 Sept. 1619, being a 
grant from Thomas ap Richard Owen of Eglwysvagh, co. 
Denbigh, gent., to John ap leuan Thomas of Cwmlannerch, 
CO. Caernarvon, yeoman, of a ditch and watercourse, 2 yards 
broad within the morine ditch leading the water from his 
mill in Eglwysvagh aforesaid, to the brook of Erethlyn ; also 
a path, a yard broad on either side of the said ditch and 
watercourse. Consideration, a sum of mone3\ Witnesses : 
Peirs ap Hughe L,loyd ; William John ap Phihp Wynn ; David 
Ivloyd ; Elis David ap John ; John Pigett, scriptor. 

D.D. 1030. Indenture, dated 9 April 1620, being a 
grant from Robert Wynne of Berthddu, co. Denbigh, esq., 
to Evan L/loyd of Dulassey, co. Carnarvon, gent., of messuages 
and lands called Pant y gusseg and Pwll y pont pren m the 
township of Dolwethelan in the parish of Penmachno, co. 
Carnarvon, and in the tenure of Morice ap Hugh, otherwise 
Morice Banwr, to hold by the custom of the said towue or town- 
ship of Dolwethelan. Consideration, £60. Witnesses : W. Spi- 
cer ; Robert Prichard ; Richard Ivloyd ; Thomas Jones ; Evan 
Humfrey; Richard ap John ap Evan; William David, scriptor. 

D.D. 1031. Indenture, dated 19 Oct. 1650, being a 
grant from Jane Ivloyd of Abimbur}'^, co. Flint, widow of Rich- 
ard Ivloyd of Ruabon, co. Denbigh, D.D. to John lyloyd of 
Marchwiell, co. Denbigh, clerk, and Edward Lloyd of lyin- 
coln's Inne, esq., of all the mesuages and lands which her late 
husband bought of Richard Lloyd, esq., situate in the parish 
of Penmachno, co. Carnarvon, and called resiDCctively Huvod 
wryd, in the tenure of Richard Anwyl, gent., and Y dugoyd, 
Kay mab Blethin, Y penrhyn, Havod y redwyd and Llawr ynis, 
late in the tenure of Henry Lloyd, esq., upon trust for the 
said Jane Lloyd for her life, with remainder to the said John 
Lloyd and Edward Lloyd, on trust for the appointees of the 
said Jane Lloyd. Witnesses ; Robert EUice ; William Clegge ; 
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D.D. 1032. Indenture, dated 28 Nov. 1656, being a 
lease for six months from David Morgan of Abergwilly, co. 
Carmarthen, esq., and John Waters of Ivondon, gent., to 
Richard lyloyd, the younger, of Escluse, co. Denbigh, esq., 
of one third share in 2 messuages and tenements in the parish 
of Penmachno, co. Carnarvon, called Llechwedd havod and 
Kairog, heretofore conveyed by Richard lyloyd of Dulassey, 
CO. Carnarvon, esq., to Rodericke Powell of L,ondon, merchant 
taylor, the father of Sarah, the wife of the said John Waters, 
which said one-third share was purchased by the said Rother- 
icke Powell and descended to the said Sarah, and was b}' fine 
granted to the said David Morgan. Witnesses : Ric. Lloyde ; 
Edward Harris; Evan Grifiith ; Rowland Jones; J. Bridge- 
man ; ffabian Stedman. 

D.D. 1033. Indenture, dated 16 Sept. 1659, whereby 
William Wynne of Treflan, co. Carnarvon, gent., in consideration 
of a marriage already solemnized between himself and Cather 
in his wife (eldest daughter of Maurice Robins, deceased, and 
his wife Elizabeth I^ewis, otherwise Robins of Llanbeblig, co. 
Carnarvon, widow), grants to John Glynne of Glynne llivon, 
esq., and Ednmnd Glynne of Hendre, esq., both in co. Car- 
narvon, Robert Wynne of Ivlanidan, co. Axiglesey, esq., and 
Hugh I^ewis of Pontnewydd, co. Carnarvon, gent., (i) the 
capital messuage and lands called Glan r afon hack in Treflan 
aforesaid, messuages and lands called Tythyn Rowland Griffith 
ap William, Kay bryn bedde, Kay Evan a-p Ynyr, Wein issa, 
and Kay garrw in Treflan aforesaid, and (2) all realty late of 
WiUiam Rowland (ancestor of the said WilHam Wynne) and 
of Jane his daughter (grandmother of the said William Wynne, 
whose heir he is), situate in the parishes and townships of 
Treflan, Ruge, and Castellmay, co. Carnarvon, also messuages 
and lands called Cwmcloch and Pantdreinog in Ivlanvihangell 
and Bethkelart, co. Carnarvon, upon trust (as to the property 
numbered i) for the said WiUiam Wynne and Catherin his wife, 
for their Hves ; and on trust (as to the property numbered 2) 
for the said William Wynne for his life, with remainder 
(as to properties numbered i and 2) to the said Rowland 
Wynne (eldest son of the said William and Catherin Wynn) for 
his life with remainder to his issue, with remainder to the 
second and other sons successively in tail of the said William 
and Catherin Wynne) with remainders to Jane Wynne and 
Margaret Wynne (eldest and second daughter respectively of 
the said William and Catherin Wynne) successively in tail, 
with remainders over. Witnesses: Owen Robert; Hug. I^wis, 
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D.D. 1034-. Indenture, dated 25 Mar. i6g8, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from William Wynne of Treflan, co. Carnarvon, esq., and his 
son and heir apparent, Rowland Wynne, esq., to WiUiam 
Bold of Ivlanedwen, co. Anglesey, gent., of a capital messuage 
and lands called Glan r afon bach, in Treflan aforesaid and in 
the tenure of the said William Wynne, also messuages and 
lands called Tythyn Rowland Griffith ap William, Cae brin bedde, 
Kay Evan ap Ynyr, Werne issa, and Cay gar r on in Treflan 
aforesaid and in the tenures of the said William Wynne, and 
Edward Owen Lloyd, and all other realty of the said Wilham 
Wynne which was late the property of Wilham Rowland 
(great grandfather of the said William Wynne) and of Jane his 
daughter (grandmother of the said William Wynne), both now 
deceased, and is situate in the several parishes, townships, 
&c., of Ivlanbeblig, otherwise I/lanpeplicke, Llanrug, Treflan, 
Ruge, Castellma}^ Bangor, and Mainol Bangor, co. Carnar- 
von ; also messuages and lands caUed Cwmdoch, and Pant 
dreiniog in the parishes of I/lanvihangell y Pennant, Bethkelart, 
Pennant, and I^lecheiddior, co. Carnarvon, in the tenures of Evan 
Edward, William Probert ap Evan, and Evan ap Hugh John ; 
also messuages and lands called Bryn bedde, Llaine Madocke 
ap Harry, and Tythyn y wrack, in the parish of lylanwnda, co. 
Carnarvon, and in the tenures of the said William Wynne, 
William David, and Griffith ap Richard Morgan ; also messu- 
ages and lands called Y pandy, Dole y pandy and Y werne, 
in the tenures of Richard Griffith, Griffith Thomas, and Richard 
ap Richard, fullers, and situate in the said parish of Elan- 
beblig and formerly the property of Maurice Robins, clerk 
(the deceased father of Catherine, the deceased wife of the said 
William Wynne, and mother of the said Rowland Wynne) ; also 
a fulling mill in the said parish of Llanbebhg. Witnesses : 
Owen Hughes of Bewniares ; Timo. Edwards of Nanhoron ; 
Jo. Vaughan of Berkin ; Will. Bold of Llanedwen ; Hugh 
Wilhams of Conway ; Griffith Prichard of Elanllyfny ; Eewis 
Evans and Richard Williams of Beaumaris, clerks to Mr. 
Owen Hughes. 

D.D. 1035. Indenture, dated 26 Mar. 1698, whereby 
William Wynne of Treflan, co. Carnarvon, esq., and his son 
and heir apparent, Rowland Wynne, in pursuance of a coven- 
ant in an indenture, dated 16 Sept. 1659 (D.D. 1033), release 
to William Bold of Llanedwen, co. Anglesey, gent., the pro- 
perty mentioned in D.D. 1033, to the intent that a recovery 
of the same might be suffered to enure to the use of the said 
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of the said William Wynne and Rowland Wynne, or of the 
latter after the death of the said William Wynne, with re- 
mainder to the said Rowland Wynne and his issue with 
remainders over. Witnesses : Timothy Edwards of Nanhoron ; 
Jo. Vaughan of Berkin ; Hugh Wilhams of Conway ; Griffith 
Prichard of L,lanllyfny ; Lewis Evans and Richard Williams, 
Bewmaris, clerks to Mr. Owen Hughes. 

D.D. 1036. Exemplification, dated 22 Sept. 1701, of a 
recovery suffered at the Great Sessions for co. Carnarvon, 
before John Hooke, esq., and Francis Ivloyd, justices of the 
said sessions, on 15 April 1698, when Owen Hughes, esq., re- 
covered from William Bold, gent., 24 messuages, &c., and 3570 
acres of land, with a fishery in the water of Gwyrfai, in Cas- 
tellmay, Treflan, Rug, Bangor, Maeniol Bangor, Pennant, and 
lylecheiddior, and in tUe parishes of Bethkelart, l,lanvihangel-y- 
pennant, lylanbeblig, otherwise LlanpepHck, Rug and lylan- 
wnda. The said William Bold calls on Wilhani Wynne, esq., 
to warrant the title, who calls on Joseph Jones to warrant the 
same. Latin. 

D.D. 1037. Deed Poll, dated 30 Sept. 1701, whereby, 
(after reciting D.D. 1035, and that the said Wilhara Wynne 
had since died), Rowland Wynne of Treflan, co. Carnarvon, 
esq., declares that all the property mentioned in D.D. 1035 
shall enure to the ust of the said Rowland Wynne in fee simple. 
Witnesses : J . Vaughan of Glanyllyn, co. Merioneth ; Griffith 
Prichard and Richard Griffith, both of Tanyrallt in the parish 
of lylanllyfney. 

D.D. 1038. Final Concord in a fine levied at the Great 
Sessions for co. Carnarvon on 12 Sept., 1713, before 
John Meyricke, esq., and Wilham Jessop, esq., justices of the 
said sessions, whereby Rowland Wynne, esq., defendant, 
acknowledges that 24 messuages, 20 tofts, a water corn mill, 
a fuUing mill, 60 gardens, 10 orchards, 3440 acres of land 
and 30 acres of turbary with fisheries in the water of Gwrfai 
otherwise Gorfai and 33s. rent in Castellmay, Treflan, Rug, 
Maenol Bangor, Pennant, and lylecheiddior, and in the parishes 
of Bethkelart, lylanfihangel-y-pennant, I^lanbeblig otherwise 
1/lanpeplick, I^lanrug, Bangor, I^lanllyfnie, I/landwrog and 
Uanwnda, co. Carnarvon are the property of Wilham Bold, 
gent., plaintiff. Latin. 

D.D. 1039. Transcript of a recovery suffered at the 
Great Sessions for co. Carnarvon on the 25th Sept. 1725, 
wherein Thomas Kyffin, esq., .recovered from Henry EUis, 



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gent., 50 messuages, 20 tufts, 2 water corn mills, i fulling mill 
and 11,200 acres of land with fisheries, &c., and 3 dams 
{motes) in the water of Gwrfai, otherwise Gorfai, and 33s. of 
rent in Castellmai, Treflan, Rug, Maenol-Bangor, Pennant, 
Ivlecheiddier, Dinlley, Bodelog, and Eitliinog otherwise Eithin- 
ock, and in the several parishes of Bethkelart, l,lanfihangel-y- 
pennant, lylanbeblig otherwise lylanpeplick, lylanrug, Bangor, 
lylanllyfni, Llandwrog otherwise I Jantwrock, and lylanwnda, co. 
Carnarvon. The said Henry Ellis called on Rowland Wynne, 
esq., to warrant the title, who called on Hugh Price, gent. Latin. 

D.D. 1040, Inspeximus, dated 6 Aug. 1730, of a recovery 
at the Great Sessions for co. Carnarvon, held on 9 April, 1729, 
before Thomas Martyn, esq., justice of the said sessions, when 
David Robert Tajlor and John Burges, esq., recovered from 
Robert Nanney, gent., 2 messuages, &c., and 122 acres of land 
in the parish of Bryncroes, co. Carnarvon. The said Robert 
Nanney called on Wihiam L/loyd, clerk, to warrant the title 
who called on Hugh Price, gent., to warrant the same. Latin. 

D.D. 1041. Indenture, dated i June 1734, whereby 
Hugh David of the parish of Uanbedrog, co. Carnarvon, 
yeoman, and Ellin his wife, Thomas Williams of the parish 
of PenUech, co. Carnarvon, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife, 
and Hugh Williams of Pwlihely, co. Carnarvon, mariner, and 
Alice his wife, declare that a fine levied at the Great Sessions 
for CO. Carnarvon, in April 1734, to William Ivloyd of Pwlihely 
aforesaid, gent., and Owen Owen of the same place, gent., of a 
messuage and lands called Kerniog in the parish of Nevin, co. 
Carnarvon and in the tenure of Griffith Jones, a messuage and 
land called GwylU in the parish of Bryncroes and township of 
Morva, co. Carnarvon, in the tenure of the said Thomas Wil- 
hams, and a messuage and lands called Tythyn-rhyddid in the 
parish of Llaruestyn, co. Carnarvon, in the tenure of Wilham 
Mark, shall enure (as to the property called Kerniog) to the uses 
declared in an indenture of even date herewith, and (as to the 
property called Y gwyllt), to the use of the said Thomas Wil- 
liams in fee simple, and (as to the property called Tythyn- 
rhyddid) to the use of the said Hugh Williams in fee simple. 
Witnesses : William Tudor ; Timothy Roberts, glover ; An- 
drew Hughes of Pwlihely. 

D.D. 1042. Transcript of a Recovery suffered on 
6 April 1737 at the Great Sessions for co. Carnarvon before 
Sir William Chappie, knt., and serjeant at law, and Thomas 
Martyn, esq., both justices of the said sessions, when David 



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Ellis, clerk, plaintiff, recovered from Edward Owen gent., 
and Owen Owens, gent., defendants, 6 messuages, &c., and 340 
acres of land in the townships of Elernion and Nanty llyth- 
f aen and in the parishes of Llanaelhayarn Pistill and Abererch, 
CO. Carnarvon. The defendants called on John Tobias, 
Elizabeth his wife, and John Jones to warrant the title of the 
said premises, and they called on Hugh Price, gent., to warrant 
the same. The sheriff, George Devereux, esq., returned that 
he had given the said David Ellis fuU seisin of the property. 

D.D. 1043. Final Concord in a fine levied at the Great 
Sessions for Co. Carnarvon on 6 April 1737, before Sir William 
Chappie, knt., and serjeant at law and Thomas Martyn, esq., 
both justices of the said sessions, when John Tobias and Ehza- 
beth his wife and John Jones, defendants, acknowledged that 
the property mentioned in U.U. 1042 was the right of the 
plaintiffs, Edward Owen, gent., and Owen Owens, gent., and 
released the same to them. Latin. 

D.D. 1044. Copy of the Will, dated 15 Sept., 1738, of 
George Coytmore of Conway, co. Carnarvon, gent., who de- 
vised as follows : To my friends William Price of Vaynol, 
CO. Flint, esq., and Robert Price of Bathavarn Park, co. 
Denbigh, esq., the capital messuage and lands called Pentre 
in the parish of Skyviog, co. Fhnt, parcels of land to the said 
messuage appertaining called Coeiie'r scybor, The acre belonging 
thereto, The great orchard, Coetie'r defaid, Erw skinner. The 
inclosure behind the great barn, 2 parcels in the tenure of John 
Davies, joiner, parcels called Gwastad perthi, Erw fain tan y 
maes, Coitie'r berth, Gwerglodd pwU y gaseg, Caya helig, Cae pwll 
marl, Pant gwyn growling, Erw gron plasse, and Plasse pella, now 
called Licum, and other closes (specified) on trust to sell the 
same and pay my debts; to the said William Price and Robert 
Price all my messuages and lands (specified) in co. Carnarvon, 
on trust (subject to the payment of my debts and my wife's 
' thirds ') to pay my daughter Margaret Coytmore ;^ioo and 
thereafter to convey the said property to my son Richard Co3rt- 
more, provided he undertakes to pay my debts; to my said 
son Richard Coytmore my old silver tankard with our family 
arms upon it ; to my daughter Margaret Coytmore my silver 
can and a silver coffee-pot ; to the children of my son Griffith 
Coytmore £$ each ; Residue to my wife Margaret Coytmore 
and my daughter Ellen Coytmore, they to be executors. Wit- 
nesses : Roger Mostyn ; Robert Howard ; John Williams. 
Endorsed : ' Proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 
and exemplified 12 July, 1755.' 



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D.D. 1045. Indenture, dated 10 Mar. 1740-1, whereby 
John Husjhes of the parish of Llanengan, co. Carnarvon, 
gent., and Anne his wife, covenant to levy to Humphrey 
Jones of Bangor, co. Carnarvon, clerk, and Thomas Price of 
Pwllhely, CO. Carnarvon, gent., at the next Great Sessions 
for CO. Carnarvon, a fine of all their messuages and lands 
called Tythin dwylan, Llettu fadog, Tyddin pen y nant, and Tir 
John ap Robert Lewis, in the parishes of Meilltyrne, Trevaies, 
Llanengan, and Dw3^1an, co. Carnarvon, and in the tenures 
of the said John Hughes, Hugh Roberts, Richard Roberts and 
Hugh Robert Griffith ; to enure (as to Tyddin Dwylan and 
Llettufadog) to the use of the appointees of the said John 
Hughes ; and to enure (as to Tvddin pen y nant and Tir John 
ap Robert Lewis) to the use of Thomas Price of Pwllhely, co. 
Carnarvon, gent. Witnesses : William Griffiths, Robert Davies, 
and Owen ... all of Pwllhely. 

D.D. 1046. Indenture, dated 13 July, 1742, whereby — 
after reciting that by indentures, dated 24 Mar. 1741-2, made 
between William Brynker, the elder, of Br^mker, co. Carnar- 
von, esq., and his eldest son William Brynker, the younger, 
of the first part, Robert Brynker of St. Breock, co. Cornwall, 
clerk, and James Brsmker of Braunston, co. Northampton, 
(brothers of the said William Brynker, the elder) and Thomas 
Brynker of Brynker aforesaid, gent., (second son of the said 
William Brynker, the elder), of the second part, William Wil- 
liams of Penrallt, co. Carnarvon, esq., and William Prichard 
of Carnarvon, gent., of the third part, and William Wynne 
of Werne, co. Carnarvon, esq., and Robert Griffith of Tan-y- 
bwlch, CO. Merioneth, esq., of the fourth part, and by a reco- 
very suffered, the property hereinafter mentioned was limited 
to the said WiUiam Wynne and Robert Griffiths for 200 years 
on trust to raise a sum not exceeding £4000 for the purposes 
in the said indentures declared — ^the said WiUiam Wynne 
and Robert Griffiths mortgage for the said term of 200 years 
to William Evans of Vaynoll, co. Carnarvon, esq., the follow- 
ing property to secure :fiooo and interest : The capital mes- 
suage and lands called Treborth issa in MaenoU Bangor, in 
the parish of Bangor, co. Carnarvon, and in the tenure of 
Catherine Wynne, widow; a water corn mill called Treborth 
mill and a field, in the tenure of John Prichard, miller ; 
messuages and closes called Tafarn newidd, Cae'r ffos, and CaeW 
clochdu ardde, in the tenures of John Edmund and Edmund 
Williams, a messuage and lands called Tythin brwynog in the 
tenure of David Thomas ; a messuage called Tn coch in the 
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Bryncegin otherwise Penbryncegin in the tenure of Anne 
Williams, widow ; a messuage called The eagles in the town 
of Bangor and parcels of land, in the tenure of Arthur Wil- 
liams ; a brew house, shop and garden in the tenure of William 
Baker ; a house and garden in the tenure of Rice Jones, 
joiner ; a house, garden and field in the tenure of William 
Parry, tailor ; a house and garden in the tenure of Hugh 
Morris, mariner ; a messuage and field in the tenure of Evan 
Edward, hatter ; a house and garden in the tenure of Hum- 
phrey ' Humphreys ; a house and garden called Plus Alcock 
in the tenure of Henry Roberts, corviser, Catherine Blacldster, 
widow, and Ellen Evans, widow ; a house and garden in the 
tenure of Elizabeth Hughes, spinster ; a house and garden 
in the tenure of Edward Roberts, mariner ; a messuage 
and garden called Tu mawr in the tenure of Mary Parry, 
widow ; a messuage and garden late in the tenure of John 
Parry and now of William Morgan ; a house and garden late 
in the tenure of Robert Jones and now of John William, 
mason ; a house and garden in the tenure of Anne Edward, 
widow ; a house and field in the tenure of Morris Owen, gent. ; 
a house and garden in the tenure of Elinor Morgans, widow ; 
and a house and garden in the tenure of John Rowland ; all 
which said premises lastly described are in Maenol Bangor, 
and in the town and parish of Bangor, co. Carnarvon. 
Yearly rent, a pepper-corn. Witnesses : John Jones, Tre- 
borth; Wm. Prichard and John Prichard, both of Carnarvon, 
Memorandum (endorsed) by William Br3mker, the elder 
(devisee of the said William Brynker the younger, and also 
of Thomas Brynker, esq., the brother and heir of the said 
William Brynker, the younger) that he had, by a bond dated 
26 Sept. 1747, bound himself to the said William Evans in the 
penalty of £400 for the payment of £200, and that he now 
charges the above-mentioned property with the payment of 
the said /^200. Witnesses : Wm. Prichard ; John Prichard ; 
John Williams. Memorandum, dated 26 Oct. 1759, (endorsed) 
by Margaret Evans of Porthllongddu, co. Anglesey (widow 
and administratrix of the said William Evans), that, with 
the consent of Robert Brynker of St. Breock, co. Cornwall, 
esq., she assigns to John Jones of Brynker aforesaid all her 
interest in the said mortgage. Consideration, /1323 19s. 
Witnesses : John I^ewis ; John Hughes. 

D.D. 1047. Final Concord in a fine levied at the Great 
Sessions for co. Carnarvon, on 27 Mar. 1744, before Roger 
Holland, esq., justice, wherebv Edward Phillip Piigh, esq., 
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that 150 messuapjes, 100 cottages, &c., 3000 acres of land, 
100 acres of turbary, 2 wears, 2 fisheries, 500 acres of furze, 
and 2 rents of 26s. 8d., and 13s. 4d. respectively, with common 
of pasture in the parishes of Dwygvfylchi, Llanfairfechan, 
Aber Llanllechid, Pentir, Bangor, Maynol Bangor, Llan- 
beblig, Aberdaron, Llanvaelrhus, Llangwnadle, and Rhiw, 
CO. Carnarvon, are the property of the plaintiffs. Sir Thomas 
Mostyn, bart., and Thomas Kyffin, the younger, esq., for 
which acknowledgment the said plaintiffs pay 540 marks to 
the said Edward Phillip Pugh and Mary his wife. 

D.D. 1048. Transcript of a Recovery suffered at the 
Great Sessions for co. Carnarvon, on 11 April 1754, before 
Taylor WTiite, justice, when John Williams, esq., plaintiff, 
recovered from William Prichard, gent., defendant, 55 mes- 
suages, a water corn mill, a fuUing mill, 100 gardens, 20 
orchards and 11,500 acres of land with fisheries and stow dams 
in the River Gwrfai, otherwise Gorfai, and 30s. of rent in Car- 
narvon, Castellmai, Treflan, Rug, Maenol Bangor, Pennant, 
I^lecheiddior, DinUey, Bodelog, Eithinog otherwise Eithinock 
and in the parishes of Bethkelart, Llanfihangel-y-pennant, 
Llanbeblig otherwise Llanpeplick, IJanrug, Bangor, Llan- 
llyfni, Llandwrog otherwise Llantwrog and Llanwnda. The 
said William Prichard called on William Williams, esq., to 
warrant the title, who calls on John Anwyl, gent. 

D.D. 1049. Indenture, dated 30 June 1755, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Elizabeth Most>'n of Denbigh, spinster, and Thomas 
Hayes of Chester, doctor of physic, to Henry Scott of Dove- 
ridge, CO. Derby, gent., of a messuage and lands called Cae- 
galen, comprising 8 fields aggregating 126 acres, 2 roods and 
15 perches in the parish of Eglw\'s Rhose, co. Carnarvon. 
Witnesses : Tho. Brock ; William A. Credy ; John Jones ; 
Edw. Smith, clerk to Mr. Brock, attorney in Chester. 

D.D. 1050. Indenture, dated 10 May 1757, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Elizabeth Williams late of Bettus in the parish of Llan- 
styndw}^ but now of Sychnant in the parish of L,lanailhaiern, 
CO. Carnarvon, widow, and John Jones, gent., and 
Edward Jones, gent., both of the same place, to William 
Wynne of Wern, co. Carnarvon, esq., and David EUis of 
Gwnfryn, co. Carnarvon, clerk, of messuages and lands called 
Tyddin sychnant, Cae croppa, Cae hirion, Tythin llwyd y pricke, 
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Tythin yr eirach, Cae yr hendre, Gallt yr yngwys, and Cae 
Ancharad, in the tenures of Edward Williams, gent., and John 
Tobias, gent., and situate in the parishes, townships, &c., of 
Elernion, Nant y llvthfaen, Llanaelhayarn and Abererch. 
Witnesses : William Williams of Brvn Rrur ; David Williams. 
Certificate (endorsed) by William Shackfield, Samuel Grind- 
ley, H. Ellis, and O. A. Poole, commissioners appointed to 
examine witnesses in the case of Elizabeth Jones v. Thomas 
Williams, in the Chancery of the Great vSessions for co. Car- 
narvon, that this deed was shown to William Williams and 
deposed to on 20 Oct. 1796 on behalf of the defendant. 

D.D. 1051. Indenture, dated 16 April, 1671, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Edward Griffith of Mount near Conway, co. Carnarvon, 
merchant, to Ivove Parry of Penarth, esq., Edward Griffith, 
merchant, and Vincent Parry, gent., both of Carnarvon, 
Hugh Griffith of Brynodol, esq.. Rev. Richard ffarrington, 
rector of Llanwnda, clerk, John Owen of Bodidda, esq., all 
in CO. Carnarvon, and Hugh Jones late of Marian but now of 
Beaumares, co. Anglesey, gent., of a messuage and lands 
called The mount, situate near Conway, co. Carnarvon, and 
in the tenure of John Hughes, and 6 messuages with a room 
called The chappell and a garden, situate in Conway aforesaid, 
and called The almshouses, in the tenures of Sydnev Bethel, 
Catherine Lloyd, Catherine Prees, John William, John Lee, 
and Jane Moses. Witnesses : Thos. Lloyd ; John Harryson ; 
Tho. Williams. Acknowledged by the said Edward Griffiths 
on 17 April, 1761 before Vincent Parry, one of the Masters 
Extraordinary in Chancery, 

D.D. 1052. Indenture, dated 17 April, 1761, being a 
grant from Edward Griffith of Mount near Conway, co. Car- 
narvon, merchant, to Love Parry of Penarth, esq., Edward 
Griffith of Carnarvon, merchant, Vincent Parrv of Carnarvon, 
gent., Hugh Griffith of Brynodol, esq.. Rev. Richard ffaring- 
ton, rector of Llanwnda, clerk, and John Owen of Bodidda, 
esq., all of co. Carnarvon, and Hugh Jones, late of Marian, 
but now of Beaumaris, co. Anglesey, gent., of a perpetual 
rent charge of /15 15s. charged on a messuage and lands called 
The mount situate near the town of Conway aforesaid, 
also messuages and lands called The almshouse and the 
chapel thereto adjoining, upon trust to permit 6 old 
persons to inhabit the 6 different apartments in the 
said almshouse and the lands appertaining to the said alms- 
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any rent ; and on trust to apply the said annuity towards the 
maintenance of the said charity, as the said Edward Griffith, 
and (after his death) his wife Catherine shall direct. After 
the death of the said Catherine, the trustees are to pay £8 
of the said rent charge to any person in holy orders (except 
the vicar or curate of Conway) to teach poor children and also 
to perform divine service in the said chapel. In the event of 
the trustees being unable to procure a person in holy orders, 
they are to apply the said £8 towards clothing 12 poor boys 
(relations of the said Edward Griffith to be preferred), 4 to 
be natives of Conway parish, 4 natives of Gifhn parish and 4 
natives of Llanwnda parish, wherein the said Edward Griffith 
was born ; each boy to have a sailor's jacket, breeches, and 
cap yearly until he is apprenticed or is 14 years old. If there 
be no boy applicants, the £8 is to be used for clothing 12 poor 
old men or women for their lives, with coats or gowns. The 
residue of the said annuity is to be distributed among the resi- 
dents of the almshouse in manner mentioned in the deed. 
Witnesses : Tho. Llo^^d ; John Harrison ; Tho. Williams. 
Memorandum (endorsed) states : ' Void under the statute of 
mortmain 9 Geo. II. not being inrolled in Chancery within 
6 months.' 

D.D. 1053. Indenture, dated 27 Aug. 1776, being a grant 
from Richard ffoulkes of Tynymorfa, in the parish of lylan- 
gwstennin, co. Carnarvon, yeoman, to David lyewis and Luke 
Roberts of Conway, co. Carnarvon, stewards of the Society 
Club of Conway, (for the use of the said club), of the messuage 
called Ty yn yr ardd bach yn y morfa, and two closes of land 
in Llanwthan in the said parish of Ivlangwstenin called Y" drill 
each yn y maes y garin, and Yy ardd hack yn y morfa late in the 
tenure of the said Richard ffoulkes, and now in the tenure 
of John Kent. Consideration, £105. Witnesses: John Saun- 
ders; Edward Williams. 

D.D. 1054. Indenture, dated 23 Sept. 1777, being a 
lease for 21 years from Sir Thomas Wynne of Glyn-Uifon, co. 
Carnarvon, bart., (commonly called Thomas, l/jrd New- 
borough in the kingdom of Ireland), to James Brisco, col- 
lector of customs for the port of Beaumaris, co. Anglesey, on 
trust for King George III, of a house and lands on the quay 
on the west side of the town of Carnarvon, in as ample a man- 
ner as the same are now occupied as a custom-house. Yearly 
rent, £15. Witnesses : Thos. Spare ; John Vaughan, servant 
to I/ord Newborough ; William Sparrow, deputy comptroller ; 
Peter Hughes Jones, clerk to James Brisco, esq. 

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D.D. 1055. Probate of the Will, dated 14 Dec. 1797, 
of Robert Williams of Tan'rallt in the parish of Clynnog, co. 
Carnarvon, gent. Testator devises as follows : — ^To my eldest 
son, William Roberts, yeoman, the tenement called Buarthau 
in the parish of Llanlb'fni, co. Carnarvon, and in the tenure 
of William Williams, weaver ; to my son Robert Williams 
the tenement called Nant y gwyddil in the said parish of lylan- 
llyfni, and in the tenure of John Roberts, yeoman ; to my 
daughter Ann Roberts, spinster, messuages and gardens, 
adjoining Nant y gwyddil, called Corncroes and Llou, in the 
tenure of William Rowlands, quarryman ; residue to Jane 
my wife and executrix. Witnesses: William Phillips; Robert 
Evans ; John Pugh. The probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 1056. Indenture, dated 19 April, 1799, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from John Hampton Jones of Henllys, co. Anglesey, esq., to 
Elias Jones of Gorswen, co. Carnarvon, gent., of a messuage 
and lands called Tyddyn ucha in the parish of Dwygyfylchi, 
CO. Carnarvon, and in the tenure of Thomas Roberts' widow. 
Witnesses : Rowland Williams of Beaumaris ; Wm. Edwards 
of Beaumaris. 

D.D. 1057. IVlEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT, dated 

9 April, 1800, between Gljmn Wynn of Lincoln's Inn, co. 
Middlesex, esq., and John Lloyd of Weeg, co. Carnarvon, 
gent., for the sale by the former, of a meadow called Werglodd 
y wern in the tenure of John Ellis, tenant of Pentregwenholiad, 
also a quillet in the tenure of William Rowland, Pencoed, 
being part of the Coytmor estate. Consideration, £180. 
Witness : J. Evans. 

D.D. 1058. Probate of the Will, dated i Nov. 1823, 
of John Owens of Hendre-ddu in the parish of Dolbenman, 
CO. Carnarvon and diocese of Bangor, farmer. Testator be- 
queathed as follows : To my brother Orifhth Owens, £40 ; to 
my sister Mary Owens, £20; to William Parry (son of my 
sister Jane Owens), £5; Residue to my brother-in-law WilUam 
Williams, of Bysoga and his sons, William Williams and Evan 
Williams. Witnesses : Robert Williams, T>xerrig ; Robert 
Powell, Llanfihangel. The probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 1059. Agreement, dated 4 Sept. 1827, between 
Rev. John Griffith, clerk, of Emmanuel College, Cambridge 
(agent for his brother Richard Griffith of Llaniestyn, co. 
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Arms, and Nathaniel Atkinson of the Mona Inn, both in co. 
Anglesey, innholders, for a lease of a messuage and lands 
called Cae glour otherwise Bangor Ferry, containing 23 acres 
2 roods and 12 perches in the parish of Bangor, co. Carnarvon. 
Term : 7 years, if the said John Griffith shall so long live. 
Yearly rent, £250. Covenant by the lessees to keep on the 
said premises during the said term, 4 pair of post-horses to be 
used in the posting-trade, besides such horses as they shall 
keep for any stage or public coach. Witnesses : J no. Hughes, 
deputy registrar, Bangor ; Edwd. Jones, his clerk. 

D.D. 1060. Grant, dated 4 May 1527, from Ivlewelyn 
ap leuan ap Maredydd ap Pellyn, free tenant of the king's 
town of Erithlyn in the comot of Uchdulas in the lordship of 
Denbigh, to his brother, John ap leuan ap Meredydd ap 
Pellyn, free tenant of the same town, of parcels of land at a 
place called ffrith vynyth near the said town of Grithlyn, lying 
between the narrow way, called fforth lase on the south, and 
the lands of the grantor opposite the mountain land there, 
on the north, to be held of the chief lords of the fee by the 
accustomed services. Witnesses : David ap Llewelyn ap 
Robyn ; David ap Hoell ap John ; John ap Richard ap leuan 
goch. Latin. 

D.D. 1061. Indenture, dated 31 Oct. 1613, being an 
assignment from Edward Gruffith of Allington, co. Denbigh, 
gent., and his son and heir apparent, Robert Gruifith, to 
Owen John David of Minera, co. Denbigh, yeoman, of a lease 
(for the residue of a term of 40 years, granted by letters patent 
of Queen Elizabeth, dated 19 July, 1602, to the said Edward 
Gruffith) of 20 acres, called Kay mawr, late the lands of 
Guttin Bedo, and late in the tenure of Robert ap Gruffith ap 
John, also escheat lands in the township of Esclusham, co. 
Denbigh, late in the tenure of the said Robert ap Griffith ap 
John, being parcel of the manor of Esclusham aforesaid and 
parcel of and within the lordship of Bromefeild and Yale. 
Consideration, £80. Witnesses : Tho. ffoster ; John Saun- 
ders ; John Davyes ; Robert Gruffyth ; Thomas ap Howell ; 
John Edwards ; Hugh John of Gresford ; Richard Hulford. 

D.D. 1062. Indenture, dated 30 Nov. 1614, being a 
grant in perpetuity from the Right Hon. Edward, l/ord 
Wootton of Marley, comptroller of the King's household 
and one of the Privy Council, to Thomas ap Edward of Nantor, 
CO. Denbigh, yeoman, of a messuage and closes called Y wyr- 
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(5 acres), Y kay ucha (20 acres), Y kay ythin (9 acres), Y kay 
crwn (7 acres), and Y wern vechan (J acre), together with all 
commons appertaining, being in Llansanfrayd, co. Denbigh, 
and late in the tenure of the said Thomas ap Edward, also a 
messuage and closes called Y kae othiar y ty hen (6 acres), 
y kae newydd (20 acres), Y kae glas (3 J acres), Yr hen gay 
(4 acres), Y kae dan y skubor (9 acres), Wern dan y vagwre 
(i acre), and Y wirglodd dan y ty bychan (2 acres), all in the 
tenure of Margarett verch Rees, and situate in Llansanffraid, 
CO. Denbigh, also free common of pasture and turbary on the 
mountains and waste grounds of the said grantor, which be- 
longed to the late dissolved monastery of Valle Crucis. Min- 
erals are reserved to the grantor. Yearly rent, £4 13s. 4d., 
los. for a ' rent heriot,' and 7s. for a relief, on the death of 
any tenant of the premises. The tenant to grind his corn 
at the mill of the said Lord Wootton at Llanegwest. The 
grantor is to pay all rents due to the King. [This deed would 
appear to be a copy as it is not executed or witnessed.] 

D.D. 1063. Deed Poll, dated 18 May, 1624, whereby 
Thomas Trafford, recorder, and Thomas ffoster, officers of the 
prince [of Wales] in the lordships of Bromfield and Yale, 
grant (at the request of John Sutton of Sesswick, co. Denbigh, 
gent., Margaret his wife, and Humphrey Sutton, gent., his 
son and heir apparent), license to John Puleston of Pichill, 
CO. Denbigh, gent., Edward Phillips of Worthimburie, co. 
FHnt, gent., and the said John Sutton, Margaret his wife, 
and Humphrey Sutton, to sell to John Rowland of Eyton, 
CO. Denbigh, carpenter, their interest in a term of years in a 
parcel of land called Kae yr coed lathy made, (now divided into 
two closes), extending from the lands of John ap John ap Wil- 
liam ap Maredydd, on the north, to the lands of the said John 
Rowland, on the south, and lying between the king's highway 
on the east, and the lands of the said John ap John ap \Villiam 
ap Maredydd and John Rowland on the west, being in the 
township of Sesswick, co. Denbigh, and now in the tenure of 
Edward ap Thomas; which said premises (with other property) 
were granted by letters patent of King Charles I, on 30 July, 
1608, to the said John Puleston and Edward Phillips. Yearly 
rent, payable to the prince, 2s., being parcel of the rent of 
£;^ 17s. 4d. reserved by the letters patent. 

D.D. 1064. Order, dated at Bewdley, on 4 May, 1627, 
by the King's Majesty's Council of the Marches of Wales 
for the issue of a commission to Robert Lloyd, clerk, M.A., 
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gent., to take the answers of the defendant in the case of 
David Lloyd, plaintiff v. Morris Jones, defendant, and that in 
the meantime the plaintiff shall enjoy possession of the follow- 
ing property from which he had been ejected by the defendant: 
Two closes in Talloyn, co. Denbigh, called Y ffrith las and Y 
dryll meriog, containing 16 acres. It recites that John Morris 
of lylansanffraid in Rhos, co. Denbigh (plaintiff's tenant at 
will) deposed that John Davies (through whom the plaintiff 
claimed the property) sold the property to the plaintiff on 
31 Aug. 1626, subject to a lease granted for her life to Catherine 
Holland widow, who died on 2 Dec. 1626, when plaintiff 
entered into and continued in possession of the premises until 
he was ejected by the defendant. 

D.D. 1065. Indenture, dated 2 Nov. 1632, being a 
grant from Robert Wynne of Berthddu, co. Denbigh, esq., 
to David I/loyd of I/lanrwst, co. Denbigh, mercer, of a mes- 
suage or burgage in the suburbs of the town of 

between the High Street there . . . towards an inn called 
the , wherein Richard Price lately dwelled. Con- 
sideration, £24. Witnesses : Roger Hampton, rector of 
Ivlanddo . . . . ; EUis Davies ; Elice Cadwalader ; Rees ap 
John ap William; John Thomas ap William. Witnesses to 
livery of seisin given by Edward Williams of Carwedvynyth, 
CO. Denbigh, gent., and Robert Beake of Denbigh, gent. ; 
Edward Williams ; Robert Beake ; Hughe ap leuan lyloyd ; 
David Piers ; EvanI4oyd; Thomas Baker ; Richard J axson ; 
John Panton ; Edward Foulke. Latin. 

D.D. 1066. Indenture, dated 10 Aug. 1642, being a 
covenant by William Edwards of Eyton, co. Denbigh, that, 
if the covenants by Roger Griffith of Ruabon, co. Denbigh, 
gent., contained in an indenture, dated 8 Aug. 1642, be 
observed, a bond, dated 10 Aug, 1642, and executed by the 
said Roger Griffith before Thomas Cowper, mayor of Chester, 
and Robert Brerewood, serjeant at law, and clerk of recog- 
nizances in that city, in the penalty of £300, shall be void. 
W^itnesses : David LJoyd ; John Jones ; George Lloyd ; John 
Barker ; ffrancis Page ; David Speed ; Edward Cranke. 

D.D. 1067. Indenture, dated 24 Mar. 1648-9, being a 
mortgage for £35 from Thomas Royden of Bedwall, co. Den- 
bigh, Katherine his wife, and their son and heir apparent, 
John Roydon of Bedwall aforesaid, to Roger ap Edward of 
Abimbury, co. Denbigh, yeoman, of a tenement in Bedwall 
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deceased, and now of the said Thomas Roy don and John 
Roydon ; also 2 closes of land, adjoining the said tenement, 
and called The field by the house and The little croft. Wit- 
nesses : Edward ap Thomas ; David ap John Smith ; John 
I^auncelett ; Humphrey ap Robert Wynn. 

D.D. 1068. Indenture, dated 4 Jan. 1653-4, being a 
lease for six months from Thomas Edwards of Trevonnen, 
CO. Salop, gent., Alice his wife, and Edward Edwards (his 
son and heir apparent) of Trevonnen aforesaid, gent., to 
Richard Tydder of Prescott, co. Salop, gent., William 
Tydder (son and heir of the said Richard Tj^dder) of the same 
place, gent., Richard Edwards of Clynvechan, co. Denbigh, 
gent., and John Edwards of Sandford, co. Salop, gent., of a 
messuage and lands called Y Ty yn kirchynan containing 90 
acres in lyloran Ucha, being parcel of the manor of Kenlleth 
Owen, CO. Denbigh, and in the tenures of Edward ap Thomas 
and Hugh Lewes, and situate between Nant-y-wrach on the one 
side, and Keven kyrchynan on the other side, and between 
Nant-y-maen gwyn and Nant-y-hrad hwll, also common of pas- 
ture within the manor and mountain of Kenlleth Owen ; also 
messuages and lands in Lloran Ucha aforesaid called Y tydden 
ucha'n cay mawr, late in the tenure of Lewis ap John ap 
Mathewe, and now of the said Edward ap Thomas, Y tydden 
y ffair cay mawr, in the tenure of Hugh Lewes, and the pur- 
party of the said Thomas Edwards, Alice his wife and Edward 
Edwards in realty in the township of Trevonnen aforesaid, 
which was late the lands of George ap John and Ellinor his 
wife, also 2 houses and lands in the said township of Trevonnen, 
which were bought by Edward ap Thomas (father of the said 
Thomas Edwards) from Maurice ap John Thomas. Witnesses: 
John Hughes ; Richard Morris ; Wm. Tomkies. Certificate 
(endorsed), dated ii Nov. 1714, by John Davies, and John 
Trevor, that this deed was produced in the suit of Thomas 
Edwards v. William Williams, bart., and Humphrey Lewis. 

D.D. 1069. Indenture, dated 20 Nov. 1655, being a 
grant from Thomas Jones of Abimbury, co. Denbigh, gent., 
to Rose Lloyd, widow and executrix of Daniel Lloyd of Abim- 
bury aforesaid, gent., deceased, of a parcel of land, measuring 
7 square yards, for a burial ground for her deceased husband, 
in the north-west corner of a field called Kae wrth y ty, in 
the township of Abimbury, and lying between the house called 
Ty penybryn and the highway leading from the mill to the 
green by the said house. Consideration, ;^5. Witnesses: J. 
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D.D. 1070. Indenture, dated i Jan. 1656-7, being a 
grant from John ap Evan Thomas late of Divamier ucha, in the 
parish of Derwen, co. Denbigh, yeoman, but now of co. Angle- 
sey, to Thomas ap William of Divanner aforesaid, gent., of 
one-fifth part of a field called Y kae issa in Divanner aforesaid, 
which said field is partly divided or set out to be divided into 
five equal portions, namely, one portion for the heirs of 
Edmund ap William ap Evan deceased, one portion for Evan 
ap Robert ap Moris of Divanner, one portion for John ap Evan 
Thomas, and two portions for the said Thomas ap William. 
Witnesses : John Hughes ; John Thomas ; John Thomas ; 
Thomas ffoulke ; David I<loyd, the writer. Witnesses to 
livery of seisin given on 10 Jan. 1656-7, by John Thomas ap 
Moris, attorney of the said John ap Evan Thomas : David 
Ivloyd ; Hugh ap John ; John ap . . . . ; Thomas ap Robert 
ap John ; Elice Cadwallader ap Hugh ; John Thomas ; 
David Ivloyd, the writer. 

D.D. 1071. iNDENTimE, dated 24 Mar. 1659-60, being a 
mortgage for £30 from William Edwardes of E^'ton, co. 
Denbigh, esq., to John Jones of Bedwall,co. Denbigh, yeoman, 
of a messuage and two closes called Kae shion, in the town- 
ship of Eyton, co. Denbigh and in the tenure of Edward 
Abraham. Witnesses : R. Eyton ; John Edwards ; ffrancis 
Hughes ; Phillip Thomas ; John Hughes Broughton. 

D.D. 1072. BiLi. IN Chancery (addressed to the Right 
Hon. Edward, Earl of Clarendon, lyord Chancellor of England) 
of Richard Owen, second son of Edward Owen, late of Wood- 
house in Salop, esq., who complains that at [the request of) 
LeightonOwen, deceased, orator on the 22 Mar. 1657-8, advanced 
to the said Leighton Owen . . . , who, on 26 March, 1657-8, 
gave orator a mortgage for £318 on a tenement in Allington, 
CO. Denbigh, in the tenure of Lewis, widow, which property 
had been previously bought from . . . lylo^'d, esq. ; that the 
said Leighton Owen died, leaving Thomas Owen, his son and 
heir surviving, and appointed Elizabeth his wife, and Andrew 
Ivloyd his executors, who have assets in their hand to the 
value of £1000, but refuse to either to pay the amount due to 
orator or to convey the mortgaged property to him. Orator 
therefore asks relief. [A corner of this document is torn off] . 

D.D. 1073. Answers, dated 16 Jan., 1661-2, of Andrew 
Lloyd, esq., and Elizabeth Owen, widow, two of the defen- 
dants to the bill in Chancery of Richard Owen [see D.D. 1072], 
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said plaintiff) advanced to the said Leighton Owen £300 ; 
that the said Leighton Owen died on 11 April, 1657, ^^ 
Shrewsbury ; that the said Elizabeth Owen paid £9 to the 
plaintiff in November following the death of the said Leighton 
Owen ; that the said Leighton Owen by his will, dated 
9 April, 1657, directed his executors, the said defendants, 
to sell his lands in Allington and after paying off the said 
mortgage to hold the surplus as a portion for his only daughter, 
Martha Owen ; that the defendants proved the will but did 
not intermeddle with the estate of the testator and they be- 
lieve that his assets did not nearly reach the value of ;^iooo, 
but have no knowledge of any such assets. 

D.D. 1074. Indenture, dated 17 Sept. 1673, whereby 
Edward Tudge of Wrexham, co. Denbigh, glover, and Mary 
his wife, and Margarett Jones of the same place, widow, (in 
consideration of a marriage already solemnized between the 
said Edward Tudge and his wife Mary, and of £20 paid by the 
said Margarett Jones to augment the portion of the said Mary), 
grant to Thomas Tudge of Manavon, co. Montgomery, gent., 
and PhiUpp Rogers of Yston rhyn, co. Salop, gent., the mes- 
suage wherein the said Margarett Jones lately dwelled, and a 
blacksmith's shop in the tenure of Edward Price, smith, all 
in Wrexham aforesaid, upon trust for the said Margarett 
Jones for her life, with remainder to the said Edward Tudge 
and Mary his wife for their hves, with remainder to their 
issue, with remainder to the issue of the said Mary, with 
remainder to Hanna Jones, sister of the said Mary. Witnesses: 
John Hughes ; Robert Jones ; Richard Edwards ; Randall 
Jeffrayes. 

D.D. 1075. Indenture, dated 18 Aug. 1674, being a 
mortgage (by way of a demise for 1000 years) for £112, from 
John Roy don of Iscoed, co. Denbigh, esq., to his sister 
Dorothy Roydon, of one-third part of Clay hill and also 
Venables three crofts, comprising 15 acres in Sutton, co. Den- 
bigh, and heretofore bought from Thomas Williams, gent, 
by John Roydon, the father of the mortgagor. Witnesses : 
John Mathews; James Hanmer ; Evan Bowen; John Parnell. 

D.D. 1076. Indenture, dated 18 Aug. 1674, being a 
grant from John Mathewes of Trefnaney, co. Mountgomery, 
esq., (one of the executors of John Roydon of Iscoed, co. 
Denbigh, esq., deceased), to John Roydon of Iscoed aforesaid, 
esq., (son and heir of the said John Roydon, deceased), of aU 
the realty of the said John Roydon, deceased, and also the 



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equity of redemption of lands mortgaged by the said John 
Ro3"don, deceased, to Thomas Haddocks, gent. Consideration, 
iATS 5s. paid, by the direction of the said John Matthewes 
to the creditors of the said John Roy don, deceased, and 
£274 15s. Witnesses : James Hanmer ; Evan Bo wen ; John 
Parnell. Memorandum (endorsed), that on 19 Aug. 1674, 
Andrew lyloyd of the township of Sutton, co. Denbigh attorned 
tenant to the said John Roydon, for 2 parcels of land called 
Ackre pwl y vanmy and Kae hack yn ackre wanicke lately pur- 
chased of John Gronow and bequeathed to the said Andrew 
lyloyd for his life by the said John Roydon, deceased. 

D.D. 1077. Deed Poll, dated 16 Oct., 1676, being an 
acknowledgment by Samuel Roberts of Llanrhydd, co. Den- 
bigh, gent., of the receipt from Thomas Endsden of Hoxton 
otherwise Hogsden, co. Middlesex, gent., of /450, and of £800 
paid, by the direction of the said Samuel Roberts, to Josias 
Dewey of Carlshalton otherwise Cashalton, co. Surrey, gent., 
in discharge of a mortgage, being part of a sum of ;£i650 to be 
paid by the said Thomas Endsden for the purchase of freehold 
and copy hold property conve3'ed by indentures made between 
the said Samuel Roberts, Robert ap Thomas of I/andurnock, 
CO. Denbigh, gent., and Jane his wife, and John Meredith, 
citizen and grocer of lyondon, of the one part, and the said 
Thomas Endsden, of the other part. Witnesses : Ben. Bon- 
wicke ; J. Madockes ; Joseph I^em ; T. W. Barnes ; John 
Garret, scriptor ; Charles Garret. 

D.D. 1078. Indenture, dated 20 Mar. 1679-80, being 
a mortgage for £500 from John Robinson of Gwersillt, co. 
Denbigh, esq., to the Right Hon. Lady Mary Heaveningham, 
of London, co. Middlesex, of a tenement in the tenure of Hugh 
ap Edward, being of the annual value of £20, a messuage and 
lands called Tnkerrig in the tenures of the said Hugh ap 
Edward and John ap Hugh, being of the annual value of £18, 
a tenement in the tenure of John Powell, of the yearly value 
of £y, and a tenement in the tenure of William ap Edward, 
of the yearly value of £g los., all being in the township of 
Brymbo in the parish of Wrexham, co. Denbigh. Covenant 
by said John Robinson against all claims by himself or his 
wife Margaret. Witnesses : J. Newton ; William Eyton ; 
David Eyton ; Hugh Batchelor. 

D.D. 1079. Indenture, dated 10 Aug. 1680, being a 
covenant by Rees Griffith of Serior, co. Denbigh, gent., and 
Mary his wife, to levy, at the next Great Sessions for co. Den- 



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bigh, a fine of a messuage and lands in Serior, in the tenure of 
the said Rees Griffith, and closes thereunto belonging, called 
Kae ucha y hryn, Y kac crwn yr aer, Y bryn eithin, Kae y lloye, 
Y kae bach, Y kae hedow, Y kae issa, Y dame hychain, Llyn y 
felin, and Y kae glas, to enure to the use of John Williams of 
Serior aforesaid, gent. Consideration, ;^89 los. Witnesses : 
Thomas Holland ; William WiUiams ; Hugh Holland. 

D.D. 1080. Indenture, dated 18 May, 1685, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Theophilus Oglethorpe of the parish of St. Martins in 
the Fields, co. Middlesex, esq., and Henry Griffiths of the same 
place, gent., to John Rogers of St. Dunstans in the West, in 
the cit)^ of lyondon, goldsmith, and Roger Jackson of the said 
parish of St. Dimstans, goldsmith, of the tithes of the two 
townships of Bodidrist, co. Denbigh, situate in the parishes 
of Llandegla and lylanarmon, also miCssuages, lands and chief 
rents thereunto adjoining and in the tenures of John ap Ellis, 
Elizabeth verch Reese, Katherine verch Edward, Mary verch 
Richard, Katherine verch Robert, Katherine verch John David 
Price, Mary wrc/j Thomas Reese, Cadwalader John Price John 
David, and Katherine verch David ; also the tenement called 
Brindadler, in the tenures of Roger Thomas, John Morris, 
Widow Morris Jones, John Griffith, Thomas Dennis, Richard 
Dennis, William Parry, Thomas Perce, William Davies, 
Meredith ap Evan, Richard Jones, Richard Rogers, Richard 
Jones, miller, and John ap Edward, Margrett Meredith, Ed- 
ward Thelwall, Richard Jones, John David, Thomas L/loyd, 
and Gabriel Goodman ; all the said premises being of the 
aggregate yearly value of £120. Witnesses: R. Bretland; 
John Pye ; Sol. Robinson. 

D.D. 1081. Indenture, dated 19 May, 1685, being a 
release from Theophilus Oglethorpe of the parish of St. 
Martins in the Fields, co. Middlesex, esq., and Henry Griffith 
of the same place, gent., to John Rogers and Roger Jackson, 
both of the parish of St. Dunstans in the West, in the city of 
I/3ndon, goldsmiths, of the property mentioned in D.D. 1080, 
to the use of the Right Hon. Thomas, Earl Rivers, Viscount 
Colchester and Rocksavage lyord Darcye, baron of Chirk. 
The deed recites that by indentures, dated 26 and 27 June 
1683, Sir Evan Lloyd of Yale, co. Denbigh, bart., Bevis Lloyd 
of the city of Westminster, esq., and Chandois Lloyd of Old- 
field, CO. Hereford, esq., (brother of the said Sir Evan Lloyd) 
mortgaged the said property to Sir William Parkins and 
Mathew Pindar (since deceased) to secure £900 and interest ; 



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that by indentures, dated 3 and 4 Mar. 1685, the said 
Sir William Parkins conveyed the said property to the said 
Theophilus Oglethorpe and Henry Griffith. Consideration 
£950. Witnesses : R. Bretland ; John Pye ; Sol. Robinson. 

D.D. 1082. Indenture, dated 28 Jan. 1691-2, being a 
lease for six months, from John Griffith of Eyton, co. Denbigh, 
gent., and Hester his wife, and Mary Griffith of Eyton afore- 
said, widow, (mother of the said John Griffith), to Jane Ed- 
wards of Eyton aforesaid, widow, of two parts in a field in 
Eyton, called Maes yr hendre, containing 13 butts and 3 head- 
lands, having the lands of William Edwards, gent., deceased, 
(late husband of the said Jane Edwards) on the north and 
south, the highway leading from Overton Bridge to Wrexham, 
on the east, and the highway leading from Eyton to Ruabon, 
on the west. Witnesses : Booth Basnett ; John Puleston ; 
William Nanney ; John Randies ; John Roberts. 

D.D. 1083. Indenture, dated 8 Jan. 1695-6, being a 
mortgage for £40, from Allice Beech of Esclusham, co. Den- 
bigh, widow, Thomas Beech of Holms Capell, co. Chester, 
yeoman, and Jonathan Beech of Newsham, co. Denbigh, 
silk-weaver, to Peter ffoulkes of Cadwgan, co. Denbigh, gent., 
of a toft and 3 closes of land called Acre yr gwenith. Acre yr ved- 
wen and Kae tan y tu otherwise Cae wrth y tu in Esclusham 
aforesaid, and in the tenure of the said AUice Beech. Wit- 
nesses : Ambrose Lewis, junior ; John Wilhams ; Hugh 
Evans ; Roger Hughes ; Mary Jones. 

D.D. 1084. Indenture, dated 24 Feb. 1700-1, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from William Robinson of Gwersyllt, co. Denbigh, esq., 
(executor of John Roy don of Iscoed, co. Denbigh, esq., de- 
ceased), to William Taylor of Dutton Diffeth, co. Denbigh, 
yeoman, of a parcel of land called Dole issa in the township 
of Sutton, CO. Denbigh. Witnesses : Thomas Taylor ; Ellis 
Jones ; Roger Griffith. 

D.D. 1085. Indenture, dated 25 Feb. 1700-1, being a 
release from William Robinson of Gwersyllt, co. Denbigh, 
esq., to William Taylor of Dutton Diffeth, co. Denbigh, yeo- 
man, of the property mentioned in D.D. 1084. Consideration, 
£100. Witnesses : as in D.D. 1084. 

D.D. 1086. IyEtters of Administration, dated 21 June 
1708, (with will annexed) of the goods of Edward Griffith of 
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deceased, granted by Robert Wynne, vicar in spiritualities 
and principal official of William, bishop of St. Asaph, to Anne 
Griffith, the widow and executrix of the said Edward Griffith, 
power being reserved to John Griffith and Edward Griffith, the 
other executors to take out administration. Signed by Tho. 
lyloyd, registrar. Latin. [The will is missing]. 

D.D. 1087. Indenture, dated 17 Jan. 1710-11, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from ffrands Jeffreys of Bersham, co. Denbigh, miller, and 
Mary his wife, to Robert Jones of Esclusham, co. Denbigh, 
yeoman, of 3 closes of land in Esclusham aforesaid, called 
Erw hir and Erw gron, also the dingle called Nant y erw hir, 
in the tenure of the said Robert Jones. Witnesses : Sarah 
Thomas ; John Gough ; Will. Phillips. 

D.D. 1088. Indenture, dated i Dec. 1716, being an 
assignment of a mortgage for £50 (by way of a demise for a 
term of 300 years, granted by John Randies of Esclusham, 
CO. Denbigh, yeoman, to Elizabeth Jones of Wrexham, co. 
Denbigh, widow by indenture, dated i Aug. 1710) from David 
Parry of Wrexham, aforesaid, glover, to Anne Griffith of 
Esclusham, co. Denbigh, widow, of a close of land in Esclus- 
ham aforesaid called Cae mawr, in the tenure of the said John 
Randies, and closes called Byrdir and Erw yr garnedd, in the 
tenure of the said John Randies, and also an assignment of a 
mortgage for £34 granted by Hugh Jones of Esclusham afore- 
said, yeoman, on 14 May, 1715, to the said David Parry, of 
a messuage in Esclusham and closes called Yr hurdyr, Erw yr 
garnedd the hill, Cae tan y tu and Cae mawr in Esclus- 
ham. The deed recites that the said David Parry married 
the said EUzabeth Jones. Witnesses : Peter ffoulke ; John 
Griffith of Carne ; Rob. Hughes. 

D.D. 1089. Indenture, dated 18 Sept. 1717, being a 
grant from Anne Stephens of Bersham, co. Denbigh, widow, 
Edward Stephens (her son and heir apparent), and Robert 
Jones of Esclusham, co. Denbigh, yeoman, to ffrancis Jeff- 
reyes of Mould, co. Fhnt, ' milner,' and Mary his wife, of the 
moiety of the tenement in Esclusham aforesaid, wherein the 
said Robert Jones dwells, and of closes to the same tenement be- 
longing, called y cwysiad, Traws tyr ucha, and Y traws tyr issa. 
Witnesses: Wm. Vaughan; William Jones; Edward William. 

D.D. 1090. Brief Particulars in the suit in Chancery, 
of David Lloyd, esq., plaintiff v. William Lloyd, clerk, de- 
fendant. The bill, which was filed on 25 Feb. 1720-1, was 



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issued to discover the title and encumbrances of lands in 
Erethlin, &c., co. Denbigh. It states that Humphrey Gethin. 
deceased, being seised of realty in co. Denbigh to the annual 
value of £60, conveyed, about the year 1668, (in consider- 
ation of a marriage already solemnized between his son and 
heir apparent, David Gethin, and Margaret his wife) certain 
realty to trustees, on trust (as to a messuage and lands called 
Tan yr allt) for the said Humphrey Gethin and his wife Jane 
for their lives, and on trust (as to messuages and lands called 
Ty yn y llan and Escor haylog) for the said David Gethin and 
his wife Margaret for their lives, with remainder to John 
Gethin (eldest son of the said David Gethin), with remain- 
ders over, with ultimate remainder to the said Hum- 
phrey Gethin ; that on the deaths of the said David and 
John Gethin, without issue, and of the said Humphrey Gethin, 
without male issue, the said property vested in lyowry 
Hughes otherwise Gethin, and Catherine Darcey otherwise 
Gethin (the surviving daughters of the said Humphrey Gethin), 
subject to the jointure of Margaret, widow of the said David 
Gethin ; that the said Catherine Darcey in Oct. 1709, con- 
ve^^ed her moiety of the said property to the plaintiff, subject 
to a small sum pretended to be due to defendant (William 
lyloyd) as executor of Thomas Lloyd, the assignee of John 
lyloyd, deceased, on a mortgage of the said premises, given 
by David or John Gethin to the said John or Thomas Ivloyd; 
that the said I^owry Hughes otherwise Gethin by indentures 
dated 20 and 21 Nov. 1712, conveyed all her interest in the 
said property to Henry Vaughan, who since died without 
issue and his heirs are Catherine Vaughan, his sister, and Sir 
Griffith Williams, bart., son and heir of Dame Jane Williams, 
another sister of the said Henry Vaughan ; that said Catherine 
Vaughan died and her share descended to the said Sir Griffith 
Williams, who, by indentures, dated in Aug. 1718, conveyed 
his interest in the said property to the plaintiff. Answers 
to interrogatories are given. Endorsed : ' Plea to be argued 
at L/ord Chancellors, 21 Nov. 1722.' 

D.D. 1091. Draft Plea, (undated), for plaintiff in the 
Court of the Great Sessions for co. Denbigh, wherein Maurice 
Parry, gent., sues Margaret Ivloyd for £200 for work done and 
journeys taken on her behalf at her request. Plaintiff states 
that £100 was due on 23 Mar. 1723-4. 

D.D. 1092. Indenture, dated 11 Mar. 1724-5, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Anne Griffith of Morton Wallicorum, co. Denbigh, widow, 



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and her son and heir apparent, Edward Griffith, to John 
Robinson of Gwersyllt, co. Denbigh, esq., and John Roberts 
of Plasnewydd, co. Denbigh, esq., of a messuage and parcels 
of land called Cae mawr, Byrdir, Erw'r garnedd, The hill, and 
Cae tan y tu, late in the tenure of Hugh Jones, and now of 
William Prichard, a tenement called Tu yn y cwisied, and 6 
closes called Tramsdir ucha, Y trawsdir issa, The dingle called 
Y nant, Erw hir, Erw gronn and the dingle called Nant yr erw 
Mr, all being situate in Esclusham, co. Denbigh, and late in 
the tenure of ffrancis Jeffreys, and now of John Roberts, 
also 2 closes in Morton Wallicorum aforesaid, called Erw 
Evan Lloyd and Bryn-dinas, now divided into four parcels. 
Witnesses : Thomas Davies of Castle Rofft in Gressford 
parish ; Rees ffoulkes, one of the clerks in the prothonotary's 
office. 

D.D. 1093. Transcript of a Recovery, at the Great 
Sessions for co. [Denbigh] suffered at Wrexham on 27 Sept. 
1732, before John Willes, esq., and William Jessop, esq., 
both justices of the said sessions, whereby Robert Wynne and 
Hedd Lloyd, esqrs., plaintiffs, recovered from James Conway 
and John Ellis, defendants, 2 messuages, &c., 150 acres of 
land and a yearly rent of 6s. 8d. in the parishes of Bettws 
Abergeley, Llanddulas and Abergeley, co. Denbigh, of which 
the said defendants had dis-seised them. The defendant 
called on Edward Phillipp Pugh, esq., to warrant the title, 
who called on John Johnson to warrant the same. 

D.D. 1094. Transcript of a Recovery suffered at the 
Great Sessions for co. Denbigh, held at Wrexham on 15 Mar. 
1732-3, before John Willes, esq., and William Jessop, esq,, 
both justices of the said sessions, whereby Robert Hughes and 
Edward Jones, plaintiffs, recovered from Price Morris, gent., 
and James Conway, gent., defendants, 2 messuages, &c., and 
40 acres of land and a rent of los. in Derwen, Llanerch, and 
Garthgonan in the parish of Dyffryn Clwyd, co. Denbigh. 
Defendants called on John Jones and Margaret his wife, and 
Margaret Jones, widow, to warrant the title and they called 
on John Johnson to warrant the same. 

D.D. 1095. Indenture, dated 29 Sept., 1738, being a 
mortgage for ^^150 from Elizabeth Bridge of Chester (widow 
and administratrix of the goods of Thomas Bridge of Chester, 
feltmaker, deceased, and administratrix of the goods of Thomas 
Bridge of Chester, feltmaker, deceased, who was the father 
of her said deceased husband Thomas Bridge, not administered 



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by her said husband and Jonathan Gouldson, deceased, who 
were the executors of the said Thomas Bridge, the father), and 
Edward Bridge of Bodvarry, co. Denbigh, gent., to Helena 
Bunbury and Anne Bunburv of Broughton, co. Chester, 
spinsters, of several houses, shops, &c., on the north side of 
Foregate Street, Chester, (formerly the Red Lyon Inne), to 
which the said Elizabeth Bridge is entitled for a term of 1000 
years from 24 June 1693 by a mortgage or lease thereof, the 
reversion in fee being vested in the said Edward Bridge. 
Witnesses : H. Wliitstraw ; Samuel Kennersley. 

D.D. 1096. Indenture, dated 12 Aug. 1741, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Thomas Edwards of the township of Brumbo in the 
parish of Wrexham, co. Denbigh, gent., and Susannah his 
wife, to Thomas Jones of Wrexham, co. Denbigh, gent., of a 
messuage and 4 parcels of land in the township of Bersham, 
in the parish of Wrexham aforesaid, and in the tenure of 
Hugh Hughes, also a messuage and 9 parcels of land in 
Brymbo aforesaid, in the tenure of the said Thomas Ed- 
wards. Witnesses: Chas. I/ongford; Dan vers Gartside; Thos. 
Price. 

D.D. 1097. Indenture, dated i Aug. 1750, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from William Maurice of Maesybwch, co. Denbigh, gent., 
to David Roberts of Oswestry, co. Salop, gent., of a capital 
messuage called Maesybwch, in the township of Trewern and 
Henvache, co. Denbigh, also a water corn mill called Mellin 
maesybwch in Trewem aforesaid, all the said premises being 
in the tenure of the said William Maurice. Witnesses : John 
Conway ; Richard Edwards. 

D.D. 1098. Office Copy of the will and codicil, re- 
spectively dated 25 and 26 June, 1779, of Pryce Maurice 
of Ivlorran, co. Denbigh. Testator bequeathed as follows : — 
To my brother Kyffin Maurice £100 ; to my old servant 
William Lyston and his wife Martha £5 yearly for their lives, 
to be paid by my second son, Pryce Maurice, out of the rents 
ofi^g/Mftrw, CO. Montgomery; to my son HenryArthur Corbet all 
my interest in the personalty that came to me from my mother 
and brother-in-law and from Mrs. Glynne, also the jewelry 
of my late wife, and 2 farms called Caie and Llanerchyllyn 
in the parish of Towyn, co. Merioneth ; to my son. Rev. 
Pryce Maurice 2 farms called Awel wag and Cefn briw, subject 
to certain annuities and to a legacy of ;^5oo to my younger 



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son, the said Henry Arthur Corbet ; Residue to my 3 sons and 
executors, Edward, Pryce and Henry Arthur ; to my second 
son, Rev. Pryce Maurice of Bodfach, co. Montgomery, £2000, 
which I charge on my estates comprised in the prenuptial 
settlement made on my marriage with my late wife Anne ; 
to Bell Lloyd, esq., estates called Glaseyfrwyn, Ty tan y graig 
fawr, Pont ricket, Dolwen, Pentre, Pant plase Meyrick, and 
part of Bedren, on trust for my eldest son Edward Maurice, 
provided he cancels the 'unwarrantable sale' that he has made 
of the capital house in Oswestry, called the Fox inn, to John 
Croxam, (being part of my estate for life) in contempt of 
a written notice to each of them of the defect in the title, 
and in default thereof, on trust for my second son, Pryce 
Maurice. Witnesses: J. Davies of Llorran ; John Williams 
of Cefnirfach. Proved in London on 23 Dec. 1779 by the 
executors. 

D.D. 1099. Indenture, dated i May, 1787, being a lease 
for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) from 
Sarah Williams of Ruabon, co. Denbigh, widow, to Elizabeth 
Williams of Ruabon aforesaid, spinster, of one-third share of 
4 messuages and lands (late the estate of Robert Davies of 
Gesel, CO. Denbigh, deceased), situate at Kenynfa in the parish 
of Llangynio, co. Montgomery and at Gyffelie, in the parish 
of Ruabon, co. Denbigh, and in the tenures of Widow Hughes, 
Widow Davies, Widow Thomas and Edward Roberts. Wit- 
nesses : John Richards, Ruabon, cordwainer ; Randle Jones, 
Plase Newydd. 

D.D. 1100. Copy of an Indenture, dated 28 May, 
^793> whereby, in consideration of an intended marriage 
between Richard Jones of Llanrwst, co. Denbigh, tanner, 
and Ann Jones of Mela, co. Denbigh, spinster, the said Ann 
Jones grants to John Holland of Teyrdan, co. Denbigh, esq., 
and Lewis Lloyd Williams of Hafodwryd, co. Carnarvon, gent., 
a messuage and lands called Glyn Perkin in the parish of 
Dwygyfylchi, co. Carnarvon and in the tenure of John Hughes, 
yeoman, on trust for the appointees of the said Richard Jones 
and Anne Jones, with remainder to the said Richard Jones 
for his life with remainder to the said Anne Jones in fee simple. 
The said Richard Jones covenants to pay ;^I200 to the said 
John Holland and Lewis Lloyd Williams on trust to invest 
the same and pay the income to the said Richard Jones for 
his life and thereafter to the said Ann Jones for her life, with 
remainders over. Witnesses: J. Old field, Attry Furnace; 
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D.D. 1101. Copy of an Agreement, dated 24 Nov. 
1798, between Edward Davies of Coed Christyonydd in the 
parish of Ruabon, co. Denbigh, yeoman (sole executor of the 
will of Edward Davies of Oswestry, co. Salop, malster, de- 
ceased), and Mary Davies of Oswestry aforesaid (widow of 
the said Edward Davies, deceased), and John Bemand of 
Ellesmere, co. Salop, grocer, and lycwis Jones of Oswestry 
aforesaid, gent., whereby, after reciting that the said Edward 
Davies, deceased, by his will, dated 4 Sept., 1794, bequeathed 
;f 20 yearly for her life to the said Mary Davies (by the name 
of Elinor his wife) together with a legacy of £100 to her 
appointees, and also appointed the said Edward Davies 
(party hereto) executor and residuary legatee, the said Edward 
Davies (party hereto) agrees with the said Mary Davies that 
certain securities (specified) of the said Edward Davies, de- 
ceased, shall be deposited with the said John Bemand and 
lycwis Jones on trust to secure the payment of the annuity 
and legacy to the said Mary Davies, and (subject thereto) on 
trust for the said Edward Davies of Coed Christyonydd. 
Witness : R, F. Jones. 

D.D. 1102. Copy of the Will, dated 19 Sept. 1802, of 
Mary Puleston of Wrexham, co. Denbigh, widow. Testatrix 
devised as follows : — To Sir Foster Cunliffe of Acton Park, 
CO. Denbigh, bart., and Whitehall Whitehall Davies of 
Broughton, co. Flint, clerk, the castle and manor of Ewloe, 
CO. Flint, and all my realty in cos. Flint and Denbigh, upon 
trust (as to the house in which I reside) for my daughter 
Frances Cooke for her life, and on trust (as to the rest of my 
realty), subject to the payment of my debts and legacies, 
to pay my said daughter Frances Cooke (wife of Bryan Cooke) 
£400 yearly, for her life, and subject thereto, on trust for the 
said Bryan Cooke, with remainder to my said daughter for her 
life, with remainder to such of their children as the said Bryan 
and Frances Cooke shall appoint, with remainder (subject to a 
term of 500 years created to raise £10,000 for portions for the 
younger children of the said Bryan and Frances Cooke) to my 
grandson Philip Davies Cooke (eldest son of the said Bryan 
and Frances Cooke), for his life, with remainder to his first and 
other sons successively^ in tail, with similar remainders in succes- 
sion to my grandsons, Robert Bryan Cooke, and Anthony Henry 
Cooke (second and third sons respectively of the said Bryan and 
Frances Cooke) with remainders over, with remainder for life in 
succession to my uncles, John Davies and Peter Davies; resi- 
due to my said daughter and executrix Frances Cooke. Wit- 
nesses : Charles Massie ; Charles Potts ; John Williams. 

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D.D. 1103. Draft Will, dated 1804, of the Hon. 

John Hamilton Fitzmaurice, commonly called Lord Viscount 
Kirkwall of Llewenny, co. Denbigh. Testator bequeaths as 
follows : — In pursuance of a power contained in the will, dated 
21 June, 1793, of my late father, The Hon. Thomas Fitz- 
maurice, deceased, I demised estates in cos. Sligo and Tipper- 
ary in Ireland for 3000 years on trust to raise portions for my 
younger children ; to my wife Anna Maria Viscountess Kirk- 
wall, plate pictures, &c., at Llewenny Hall ; my said wife and 
my mother, the Countess of Orkney, and my uncle the Most 
Noble Marquis of Lansdown to be guardians of my children 
during their minorities. 

D.D. 1104. Writ, dated 12 Feb. 1825, to the sheriff 
of CO. Denbigh, to enquire what damages had been sustained 
by the plaintiff, Mary Jones, who recently obtained, in the 
king's court at Westminster, judgment against Thomas 
Edwards, and Edward Jones Edwards for damaging her pro- 
perty and cutting down trees on her closes in the parish of 
Gresford, co. Denbigh, on i Nov. 1824. Plaintiff claims 
£500 damages. Endorsed : ' The execution of this writ 
appears in the inquisition [now missing] hereunto annexed ; 
the answer of William Egerton, esquire, sheriff.' 

D.D. 1105. Probate of the Will, dated 25 July, 1828, 
of Mary Barton of Gresford, co. Denbigh, widow, who be- 
queathed as follows : — All my realty and personalty to my 
children except my daughter Ann, who has already been 
provided for ; my son Joseph Barton to be executor. Wit- 
nesses : Joseph Price ; Robert Woodfine ; Peter Woodfine. 
The probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 1106. Office Copy of the Will, dated 2 Jan. 
1838, of Rev. John Nanney of Belmont, co. Denbigh, clerk. 
Testator devised as follows : —To my brother Sir William 
Wynne, Hon. Edward Mostyn Lloyd Mostyn, and Edward 
John Stanley, secretary of Her Majesty's Treasury, my realty 
in COS. Denbigh, Merioneth and Flint, and my personalty on 
trust for my son, John Nanney (when 21) for his life, with 
remainder to his first and other sons successively in tail, with 
remainder to the daughters, with similar remainders in success- 
ion to my brother the said Sir William Wynne, Rev. Simon 
Hart Wynne of Louth, Harriet Wynne (sister of the said 
Simon Hart Wynne), Sarah (wife of David Kirby), Robert 
Wynne Williams, and Robert Fisher, junior, of Newport, co. 
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Shrewsbury, barrister at law. Testator also mentions : Mrs. 
Urquhart, late Miss Fisher ; my nephew in law, Mr. Thomas 
Kenrick ; Miss Mary Lloyd, now Mrs. James, late of Plas 
Madoc. Witnesses : Robert Wynne Williams, solicitor, 38 
Hatton Gardens ; William Atkinson, trainer to Mr. Nanney, 
Belmont ; Catherine Roberts, under-nurse, Belmont. Codicil 
dated 16 Jan., 1838. Testator mentions : — My god-son 
W3"nne William Rudgert Williams of No. 38 Hatton Garden ; 
Catherine Harding now of Liverpool but formerly my house- 
maid ; my nephew Robert Chambre Vaughan of Bureton, co. 
Salop, and his descendants shall be entirely" excluded from 
taking any interest whatsoever, as my heir at law or next of 
kin, in my real or personal estate. Witnesses : Owen Owen, 
Llanrwst, draper; Hugh Da\'ies, shopman to Mr. Owen Owen 
Llanrwst. Testator died on 21 Mar. 1838. Proved in Lon- 
don on 12 April, 1838, by Sir William Wynne, knt., and Hon. 
Edward Mostyn Lloyd Mostyn, two of the executors, power 
being reserved to Edward John Stanley, esq., the other 
executor. 

D.D. 1107. Extracts (made in the year 1846) from the 
parish registers of Llanrwst, Llanfairtalhaiarn, Penmachno, 
Llandwrog, St. George (Hanover Square), and Llanrug, for 
use in the case of Hall v. Moulesdale, contain the following 
entries : — Henry Jones of the parish of Llanfair, co. Denbigh, 
bachelor, married Anne Parry of the parish of Llanrwst, co, 
Denbigh, spinster, at Llanrwst Church, 5 Oct. 1759 ; Henry 
Jones buried at Llanrwst, 28 May, 1790, aged 50 ; Anne 
Parry of Llanrwst buried at Llanrwst, 16 July, aged 68 ; 
Mr. Richard Jones of Llanrwst, buried at Llanrwst, 18 Jan. 
1812, aged 48 ; Anne Jones of Llanrwst buried at Llanrwst, 
I Mar., 1843, aged 76 ; John son of Henry Jones of Gwyde 
by Ann his wife, baptized at Llanrwst 3 Feb. 1760 ; Richard 
son of Henry Jones of Gwyde by Anne his wife, baptized 
8 Jan. 1764 ; Richard Jones of Llanrwst, bachelor, mar- 
ried Anne Jones of the parish of Llanfairtalhaiarn, at 
Llanfairtalhaiarn, 31 May, 1793 ; John Jones of the parish 
of Llandwrog married Jane Davies of the parish of Pen- 
machno at Penmachno, 7 April, 1790 ; Mr. John Jones, 
tanner, of Dolyddbyrion, buried at I^landwrog, 19 Sept. 
1844 '' Henry, son of Mr. John Jones, Dolyddbyrion, tanner, 
and Jane his wife, baptized at Llandwrog, 10 Feb., 1791 ; 
Lewis, son of Mr. John Jones, Dolyddbyrion, tanner, and Jane 
his wife, baptised at Llandwrog, 5 Mar. 1792 ; EHzabeth, 
daughter of Mr. John Jones, Dolyddbyrion, tanner, and Jane 
his wife, baptized at Llandwrog, 24 Jan. 1793 ; John, son of 

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Mr. John Jones of Dolydd and Jane his wife, baptized at I4an- 
dwrog, 2 Feb. 1794 ; John, son of Mr. John Jones of Dolydd 
and Jane his wife, baptized at Llandwrog, i June, 1795 ; Ann 
Jane, daughter of Mr. John Jones, Dolybyrion, tanner, and 
Jane his wife, baptized at lylandwrog, 13 April, 1797 ; Han- 
nah, daughter of Mr John Jones, Dolydd, and Jane his wife, 
baptized at Llandwrog, 28 June, 1799 ; Elizabeth Jones, 
daughter of Mr. Jones, Dolydd, an infant, buried at Llan- 
dwrog, 13 July, 1793 ; John Williams, son of Mr. John Jones, 
Dolydd, an infant, buried at Llandwrog, 14 Feb. 1794 ; Ann 
Jones, daughter of Mr. Jones, Dolydd, an infant, buried at 
lylandwrog, 23 Sept., 1797 ; Lewis Jones of Festiniog, surgeon, 
buried at Penmachno, 21 June, 1834, ^g^^ 42 ; John Jones of 
the parish of Kilmore Erris P. N. died 4 Nov. 1834, and buried 
at Kilmore Erris, 5 Nov. 1834, aged 42 ; William Hall and 
Hannah Jones, both of the parish of St. George, Hanover 
Square, co. Middlesex, married by banns at St. George's afore- 
said 3 April, 1822 ; Hannah Williams of Hafod Pantifon, 
buried at Llanrug, 16 Jan. 1835, ^S^^ 63. 

D.D. 1108. Abstract, dated 1849, of the title of Charles 
Blayney Trevor Roper of Plasteg Park, co. FUnt, esq., to 
freehold estates in cos. Denbigh and Flint. It commences 
with the will, dated 20 Aug. 1808, and proved in London on 
28 Sept. 1808, of the Right Hon. Mary Jane, Dowager Lady 
Dacre, of Plasteg Park aforesaid, widow of the Right Hon. 
Trevor Charles, Lord Dacre, deceased, and ends with an in- 
denture, dated 4 Nov. 1845. 

D.D. 1109. Office Copy of the Will, dated 19 Jan. 
1857, of John Williams of Denbigh, M.D. Testator be- 
queathed as follows : — To Sarah (wife of Hugh Bridgen Peake 
of Worcester, esq.,) for her life, my freeholds called the Grove 
house and The Grove (subject to an annuity of ^10 to my old 
servant Edward Roberts now of Vale Street, Denbigh, grocer, 
for his life), with remainder to her daughters, Ellen and Agnes ; 
to my nephew, John Williams, of Abergele, surgeon, the tene- 
ment called Caegwyn in the parish of Henllan and Ala fowlio 
farm in the same parish for his life (subject to an annuity of 
£25 to my niece Mary Senior of Doncaster, for her life), with 
remainder to his issue. Testator also mentions : — My niece 
Anne Paul ; m> late wife's son, John Waring ; Mary Anne 
Anwyl Jones, grand daughter of my late wife ; my niece Jane 
Pring ; my niece Elizabeth Callaghan ; my nephew John 
William Paul ; David Anwyl Jones, brother of the said 
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Wynne (wife of Brownlow Wynne Wynne) ; Evan lycwis 
Davies and Thomas Gee ; Jacob Cubitt Pring, husband of 
Jane Pring ; my step-daughter, EHzabeth Abraham formerly 
Elizabeth Jones. The said Anne Paul to be residuary legatee 
and executrix. Witnesses : Richard Williams, Vale Street, 
Denbigh ; J. Meredith Williams, solicitor, Denbigh. First 
codicil, dated 27 May, 1856, by which testator varies some of 
his bequests, and mentions the following : — William Waring, 
John Hugh Waring, Robert Jones Waring (now in Australia), 
and Elizabeth Sarah, Mary Ellen and Catherine Jane, all 
children of the late John Waring ; John Anw\'l Jones is dead. 
Witnesses : Richard Williams, Vale Street, Denbigh ; Moses 
Hughes, servant of Dr. Williams. Second codicil, dated 
19 Jan. 1857. Witnesses : as in first codicil. Third codicil, 
dated 21 June, 1858. Witnesses : as in first codicil. Proved 
in Ivondon on 12 Jan. 1859 ^y the executrix. 

D.D. 1110. Copy of the Will, dated 9 May, 1872, of 
John Tilston of Ivlai in the parish of Gresford, co. Denbigh. 
Testator devised as follows : — To my brother in law and 
executor, Abraham I^ancelot of the said parish of Gresford, 
a house and lands in the tenure of George Kirkham, also the 
building in Llai aforesaid, used as a Primitive Methodist 
chapel, upon trust for Sarah Phillips (my daughter by my late 
wife Sarah and now the wife of Henry Morris Phillips,) for her 
life, with remainder to Thomas Tilston Phillips (son of my 
said daughter Sarah Philhps) with remainder over, with 
ultimate remainder to John Tilston Duckers (under age) 
and Benjamin Tilston Duckers, the children of my late 
daughter Caroline, the wile of Joseph Duckers of Chester ; 
to my wife Mary Tilston for her life, dividends from my money 
invested in the Wrexham Loan and Investment Company. 
Witnesses : John James, solicitor, Wrexham, and J. C. Bull 
his clerk. Codicil, dated 2 Jan. 1873. Witnesses : John 
James, solicitor, Wrexham, and Henry Davies his clerk. 
Second codicil, dated 5 Oct. 1876, varies the bequest to 
testator's wife. Witnesses : as in first codicil. Testator 
died on II Nov. 1876 and probate of the will and codicils was 
granted on 27 Dec. 1876 at St. Asaph to Abraham Lancelot, 
the executor. 

D.D. 1111. Certificate, dated 30 Aug. 1879, by John 
Lewis and John Devereux Pugh, commissioner for taking ack- 
nowledgements of deeds by married women for co. Denbigh, 
of the acknowledgement by Jemima, wife of David Johnson, 
of an indenture, dated 28 Aug. 1879, and made between 



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Mathew Ford, Charles James Abbott and Edwin Evans Cronk, 
of the first part, Elizabeth Mitchell Jones, of the second part, 
the said David Johnson and Jemima his wife, of the third part, 
and the said Charles James Abbott, of the fourth part. 

D.D. 1112. Affidavit, sworn at Wrexham, co. Denbigh, 
on 30 Aug. 1879 (before J. Devereux Pugh, commissioner of 
oaths) by John Lewis of Wrexham, gent., as to the identity 
of Jemima the wife of David Johnson, mentioned in D.D. mi. 

D.D. 1112a. Indenture, dated 8 May, 1582, being a 
lease for 19 years from Gilbert Humfirey of Clettrood, co. 
Mountgomery, gent., to John Thomas of Clettrood aforesaid, 
miller, of a water grist mill in Clettrood aforesaid, a barn late 
in the tenure of Gwenne PhiHpe, a close adjoining the said 
mill called Kay math, one man's math of hay in Dole tyr gene, 
called Clwt yr helige, and a pasture called Erw gan y nant, 
Gwyrglodd grone and Pen y pwll. Yearly rent, £6 i6s. 8d., and 
a heriot of the best beast. Witnesses : WiUiam Langford ; 
Hugh Brasier ; Edward [? I4'n]. 

D.D. 1113. Deed Poll, dated 8 June, 1592, being an 
assignment from Thomas Odingzelles of London to leuan ap 
Mathewe of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, gent., of a lease, for 
21 years (granted by letters patent, dated 9 May, 1581, to the 
said Thomas OdingzeUes), of lands late of Coghin Bondman 
situate in the township of Keven-y-my niche in the lordship 
of Kerrie, co. Mountgomery, and late in the tenure of William 
Herbert, and all of ' the queen's ' lands in the township of Brin- 
llowarch in the said lordship of Kerry, in the tenures of Phillip 
Vaughan, William ap Morris, leuan ap Morgan, and Elen 
verch William, all which said premises were parcel of the 
possessions of the late earl of March. Yearly rent, 5s. for the 
lands of Coghin Bondman, and 5s. for the lands in Brin- 
llowarch. Minerals and timber are reserved to the queen. 
Witnesses : Geo. Bayley ; Rich. BuU ; Tho. Bromley ; 
Philippe James ; Robert Vachan. Letters of attorney, 
dated 8 June 1592, are attached, whereby the said Thomas 
Odingzelles appoints Mathewe Goch of Kerry, gent., to give 
livery of seisin of the said property to the said leuan ap 
Mathewe of Kerry. Witnesses to livery of seisin : Lewis ap 
leuan ; David Lloid ; Owen Jenkin. 

D.D. 1114. Indenture, dated 23 April, 1604, being a 
lease for 99 years from Morrys ap Morrys, otherwise Jones, of 
London, cooper, to Mathewe Morrys, citizen and cooper of 



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London, of a tenement, in the tenure of David ap Lewes, in 
Keven-y-minich in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, and 
a cottage thereunto belonging, situate in Whydante in the 
said parish of Kerry, and in the tenure of John ap Retherighe. 
Yearly rent, a pepper corn. Consideration, ^^27. Witnesses : 
Richard Stretton, ser' ; Walter Lewes. 

D.D. 1115. Bond, dated 19 Nov. 1604, in the penalty 
of ;^ioo, from Richard Powell late of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., to Bvan Mathewe of the same place, gent., for the due 
execution and delivery by Lewis Powell, citizen and merchant 
tailor, of London, to the said Evan Mathewe, of an assignment 
of a lease, dated 23 April, 1604, granted by Moris ap Mori.ce, 
otherwise Jones, of London, cooper, to Mathew Moris, citizen 
and cooper, of London, of a tenement in the said parish of 
Kerry, in the tenures of David ap Lewis and John ap Rother- 
ick, and also of an assignment from the said Mathew Moris to 
the said Lewis Powell. Witnesses : Thomas Piers ; Mathewe 
Morice ; Piers ap Harry ; Oliver ap David ; Mathew ap leuan. 

D.D. 1116. Deed Poll, dated i May, 1605, being an 
assignment from Lewes Powell, citizen and merchant taylor, 
of London, to leuan Mathewe of Keven-y-minich, in the parish 
of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, gent., of a lease, for 99 years, at a 
pepper corn rent, of a tenement in Keven-y-minich aforesaid 
in the tenure of David ap Lewis, and of a tenement or cottage 
in Whydante in the said parish of Kerry, and in the tenure 
of John ap Retherigh, granted (in consideration of £27) on 
23 April, 1604, by Morris ap Morris, otherwise Jones of Lon- 
don, cooper, to Mathewe Morris, citizen and cooper of London 
[see D.D. 1115.] The document recites that the said 
Mathewe Morris by indenture, dated 20 July, 1604, assigned 
the said lease to the said Lewis Powell. Witnesses : Richard 
Davis, apprentice to Mr. Lewis Powell ; Oliver ap Hughe of 
Churchstocke ; Rees Powell. 

D.D. 1117. Bond, dated 28 Oct., 1609, in the penalty of 
£4, from Lewis ap Morgan of Brynllowarche in the parish of 
Kerry, co. Mountgomery, gent., and John ap Lewis of the 
same place, his son and heir apparent, to Richard ap John 
of Trerllan in the said parish, yeoman, and John ap Morgan 
of Trerllan aforesaid, yeoman, and Margaret his wife, for the 
due observance of the covenants contained in an indenture 
of even date herewith, being a lease for the lives of the said 
obligees. Witnesses : Edward ap Robert ; Morgan ap John ; 
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D.D. 1118. Indenture, dated lo Oct. 1615, being a 
grant from Arnold Herbert of London, esq., and Richard 
Ward of London, gent., to Evan Mathew of Keven-y-minich 
in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, gent., of the lands 
late of Cochin Bondman, situate in the township of Keven-y- 
minich, in the lordship of Kerry, co. Mountgomery, and some- 
time in the tenure of William Herbert, and now of the said 
Evan Mathewe, being of the ancient yearly rent of 6s., also a 
parcel of land called Coid kay (8 acres) and a meadow (i| acres) 
at Gwerglodd y clothie, both being in the said lordship of Kerry 
and in the tenures of David ap John and John Lloyd, their 
ancient annual rent being 8d. ; all which said property, by 
letters patent, dated 27 Sept. 1614, was granted to Tobias 
Mathew and Thomas Powell of I/Dndon, gent., in fee farm, 
to be held of King James as of his principality of North Wales 
by common socage, at the yearly rent of 5s. for the lands of 
Cochin Bondman, and 5s. for the lands in Brinllowarch. and 
by them was conveyed on 27 May 1615 to the said Arnold 
Herbert. Consideration, a certain sum of money. Wit- 
nesses : Thomas Powell, scriptor ; Meredith Morgan ; Athel- 
ystan Pryce. 

D.D. 1119. Indenture, dated 24 Nov. 1619, being a 
grant from Richard Powell, the elder, of . . . co. Salop, esq., 
and Richard Powell, the younger (his son and heir apparent), 
to Edmund Waringe of Lea Crofte, co. Stafford, esq., of a 
messuage and lands in the townships of Hurdley and Symons 
Castle, CO. Mountgomery and in the tenure of Richard Cowper. 
Consideration, £55. [Further particulars are given in the 
deed as to the boundaries, &c., of the property conveyed, 
but as a portion of the deed has been cut off, it is impossible 
to give an intelligible definition of such boundaries.] 

D.D. 1120. Indenture, dated 20 Mar. 1626-7, whereby 
Erasmus Evans of Keven-y-myniche in the parish of Kerry, 
CO. Mountgomery, gent., assigns to Richard Jones of Trerllan 
in the said parish of Kerry, gent., all his interest in the lease 
of the property mentioned in D.D. 1114. This deed recites 
D.D. 1114, and that the said Erasmus Evans had obtained 
his interest in the said lease from Mathewe Morres, citizen and 
cooper of London. The said Erasmus Evans for himself and 
his wife, Elizabeth, covenants for further assurance. Con- 
sideration, ;f6o. Witnesses : Richard ap Hughe of ICillroith ; 
Anthony Long ; Mathew Evans of Kevenymynich ; Richard 
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Humfrey David of Trerllan ; Edward ap Rees of Killroith ; 
Thomas Phillips of Weege and John PhiUips, his brother ; 
Mores ap Owen and Jane, his wife. 

D.D. 1121. Copy of the Will, dated 5 June, 1634, of 
Thomas Powell of Landinam, co. Mountgomery, esq. Tes- 
tator devises as follows : — To my second son, Thomas Powell, 
for his life 2 messuages and lands in the townships of Gwen- 
eryn and Carneth in the parish of lylandinam, and in the 
tenures of David James and Anne Owen, widow, with re- 
mainder to his sons in tail, with similar remainders in suc- 
cession to my sons, Mathew Powell, Morgan Powell and 
David Powell ; to my said son Mathew Powell, for his life, 
a tenement called Y doll vayor, in the tenure of John Hugh, 
with remainder to his sons in tail with remainders over ; to 
my son Morgan Powell for his life, tenements, purchased of 
Richard John Thomas and in the tenures of Richard Hamer 
and John Thomas, also a tenement in the tenure of the said 
Richard John Thomas, which I purchased from David Stevens, 
all being in the township of Dethienith in the said parish 
of Ivlandinam, with remainder to his sons in tail ; to my eldest 
son David Powell, for his life, the capital messuage and lands 
(wherein my family resides, 'being occupied now upon a 
bargaine by Richard Thomas ap Jenkin') situate in the town- 
ship and parish of lylandinam aforesaid, with remainder to 
his sons in tail. Meredith Morgan, esq., Edward Whitting- 
ham, gent., Evan ap Edward, gent., and his son John Evans 
to iDe executors in trust. Witnesses : Jerome Greaves ; 
James Evans ; John Wilson. Proved 2 Jan. 1634. 

D.D. 1122. Indenture, dated i Dec. 1639, being a 
lease for 60 years, from Mathewe Spragg of Brynllowarch, co. 
Mountgomery, yeoman, to Thomas Crwmpe of Ludlowe, co. 
Salop, gent., of a parcel of wood and rough land called Y does 
newydd, containing one acre in the township of Keven-y- 
minach in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery. Yearly 
rent, id. Witnesses : Wall. Phillyp ; Tho. Ball ; Samuel 
Walton ; Edward Vaughan ; John Powell. 

D.D. 1123. Indenture, dated 7 Feb. 1641-2, being a 
grant from John Edwards of Drevor, co. Mountgomery, 
yeoman, (son and heir apparent of Edward ap Richard of 
Brynllowarch, co. Mountgomery), yeoman, to Richard Edward 
of the parish of Clumbery, co. Salop, (youngest son of the said 
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Edward) , of a house and a parcel of land containing one acre, 
in Brynllowarch, and in the tenure of Richard Lloyd. Con- 
sideration, The conveyance to the said John Edward, by the 
said Edward ap Richard of parcels of land situate in Maes 
delouis in Brynllowarch aforesaid, lately purchased by him 
from John Lewes. Witnesses : Richard Jones, scriptor ; 
Richard ap . . . ; Richard Lloyd ; William Jones ; Kather- 
ine Harper ; Edward ap Richard. 

D.D. 1124. Indenture, dated 17 Aug. 1648, being a 
grant from John Mredith Peirs of Penniarth, co. Mountgomery, 
gent., to Ohver Piers of Bachie, co. Mountgomery, yeoman, of 
a parcel of land called Buarth erw ir gilvach, and the house 
lately erected thereon, situate in Nantmichied, co. Mount- 
gomery, and in the tenure of the said Oliver Piers. Consid- 
eration, 52s. Witnesses: John Draycott ; Edward ap Hugh; 
John Piers ; Edward Evans. 

D.D. 1125. Indenture, dated 12 Sept. 1648, being an 
assignment from John Peers of Penniarth, co. Mountgomery, 
yeoman, and Ohver Peers of Bachie, co. Mountgomery, yeo- 
man, to William ap John of Penniarth aforesaid, yeoman, son 
and heir apparent of the said John Peers and nephew of the 
said Oliver Peers of a mortgage for ;^20 (granted on 4 Mar., 
1646-7, by John IVIredith of Penniarth aforesaid, gent., to the 
said John Peers and Oliver Peers), of 2 parcels of land called 
Ir erw wernog (4 acres), and Erw ir gilvach (4 acres), situate 
in the township of Nantmichied, co. Mountgomery, and in the 
tenures of the said John Meredith and Elizabeth verch David. 
Consideration, ;^20. Witnesses : John [Williams?] ; Lewis 
ap Evan ; Robert Price ; Mary Lewis ; Gabriel Price. 

D.D. 1126. Release, dated 31 Mar. 1653, from David 
Evans of the parish of Treveglos, co. Mountgomery, gent., 
Mary his wife, Thomas Taylor of Abermule, co. Moimtgomery, 
gent., and Sarah Taylor of Abermule aforesaid, spinster, to 
Andrew Myddleton, of the city of London, merchant, of all 
their interest in a capital messuage and tenement situate in 
Hurdley in the parish of Churchstocke, co. Mountgomery, 
and late in the tenure of Ann Taylor, widow. Witnesses : 
Robert Lloyd ; Thomas Piers ; David Robert ; Richard 
Morris ; Moses Lewis. 

D.D. 1127. Bond, dated 30 Sept. 1665, in the penalty 
of £^0, from WiUiam Pryce of Drevor, co. Mountgomery, gent., 
to Richard Jones of Keven-y-mynich, co. Mountgomery, 



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gent., for the observance of covenants contained in an inden- 
ture of even date herewith, made between the said William 
Prj'ce and Mary his wife, of the one part, and the said Richard 
Jones, of the other part. Witnesses : Rich. Payne, clerk ; 
Hop. Evans ; Edw. Whittingham ; Edw. Pryce ; John 
Vanghan ; John Evans ; Michaell Gethinge ; Richard Owen ; 
John Jones. 

D.D. 1128. Indenture, dated 7 April, 1675, whereby 
Richard Herbert of Cwmyddalva, co. Mountgomery, esq., and 
Evan Mathewe of Weeg Dolvor and Keven-y-vaestrey, co. 
Mountgomery, gent., son and heir apparent of Mathewe Evans 
of Treyrllan, in the same county, gent, (in consideration of ;^40 
paid by Richard Jones of Keven-y-mynich, co. IMountgomery, 
gent., and of an agreement, dated 3 March, 1674-5, and made 
between the said Richard Herbert and Evan Mathewe, and 
Christopher Brayne of Whipall, co. Salop, gent., and the said 
Richard Jones), grants to the said Richard Jones all the mes- 
suages and lands heretofore purchased by the said Richard 
Jones from Erasmus Evans, gent., deceased, Ehzabeth his 
wife, and Mathewe Evans, gent., (son and heir of the said 
Erasmus Evans) and Mary his wife, the said Evan Mathewe, 
William Pryce, gent., and Mary his wife, and the said Chris- 
topher Brayne and Elizabeth his wife, situate in the town- 
ships of Keven-y-mynich, Killroith, Brynllowarch, and Treyr- 
llan or elsewhere in the parish of Kerry, co. Mountgomery ; 
the said grantors also release to the said Richard Jones all 
agreements made between the said Mathewe Evans and Evan 
Mathewe and Allen Sherratt, gent., deceased, in regard to 
the redemption of parcels of land called Gwirgloddie cochyn, 
Burdir ucha, Burdir issa and Koed yr helygos, situate in Keven- 
y-mynich aforesaid. Witnesses: Chris. Brayne; Evan Jones; 
John Bright ; Owen Mynton ; John Jones ; WilUam Pugh. 

D.D. 1129. Order by the Master of the Rolls, dated 
22 Feb. 1687-8, in the case of Arthur Weaver, esq., plaintiff, 
V. John PurceU, defendant, that an injunction be issued re- 
straining the defendant from proceeding at law against the 
said plaintifi and Gilbert Jones, John OHver and PhilHpp 
Cope, the agent and servants of the plaintiff. It recites that 
plaintiff had purchased the reversion of the messuage and 
tenement in question [see D.D. 1130] and that after the death 
sometime since of Nicholas Purcell, the last tenant for life, 
the defendant, alleging that he had some title to the property, 
informed plaintiff's agent that there was a heriot due on the 
death of the said Nicholas Purcell and dehvered to the said 



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Gilbert Jones a horse in lieu of the said heriot, and agreed 
that, if defendant were allowed to enjoy the said property, 
he would take a lease of it for 21 3'ears and in the meantime 
pay the rent thereof ; that defendant held the property for 
two years but neglected to pay the rent. 

D.D. 1130. Order by the Master of the Rolls, dated 
17 July, 1688, in the suit of Arthur Weaver, esq., plaintiff, v. 
John Purcell, defendant, referring all matters (excepting the 
heriot) to Sir Myles Cooke, knt., one of the Masters of the Court 
to take account between the said parties. It recites that 
Katherine Purcell being entitled to the reversion of a mes- 
suage and lands called The black house in Forden, co. Mount- 
gomery, expectant on the determination of a lease for 99 j^ears, 
if three lives (the last of which was that of Edward Purcell) 
should so long live, sold the said reversion together with the 
benefit of the rent and a heriot to the plaintiff. That on the 
death of Nicholas Purcell about Christmas, 1680, the defen- 
dant, being his nephew, delivered to plaintiff's agent, a horse 
in lieu of the heriot and agreed to take a lease of the said 
property. [See D.D. 1129]. 

D.D. 1131. Proofs (undated) for the plaintiff in the suit 
of Arthur Weaver, esq., plaintiff, v. John Purcell, defendant. 
It contains the evidence to be given by the witness. 

D.D. 1132. Order, dated 9 July, 1689, by the Master 
of the Rolls, in the suit of Arthur Weaver, esq., plaintiff, v. 
John Purcell, defendant, (in respect of a distraint by the 
plaintiff for rent due and a horse seized for a heriot) that £19 
deposited by the defendant, with the sheriff to indemnify 
one Cope and others, the plaintiff's agents, should remain in 
the sheriff's hands until the amount ordered be settled. 

D.D. 1133. Order, by the lyords Commissioners of the 
Great Seal, dated 12 Dec. 1689, in the suit of Arthur Weaver, 
plaintiff, v. John Purcell, defendant, dissolving an injunction 
to stay defendant proceeding at law in respect to the horse 
taken as a heriot. [See D.D. 1129, 1130]. 

D.D. 1134. Memorandum of Particulars of the pro- 
ceedings in the case of Arthur Weaver, esq., plaintiff, v. 
Mathew Jones, Thomas Jones and John Price, defendants. 
It states that defendant. Price, agreed to sell a tenement and 
lands in co. Montgomery to the plaintiff for £225, who paid 
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for dipping caused plaintiff to delay paying the balance of 
the purchase money and Price in the meantime sold the 
property' to the defendants, Mathew and Thomas Jones. 
The Court on 17 June, 1688, decreed that the defendants 
Mathew and Thomas Jones were the purchasers and ordered 
them to repay the £25 and interest to the plaintiff, and on 
7 Aug. following the Court being informed that Price was 
insolvent and ' run his country,' made the order absolute. 
This document is endorsed : ' 3 Nov. i6go.' 

D.D. 1135. Brief for the plaintiff in the case of Arthur 
Weaver, plaintiff, v. Mathew Jones, Thomas Jones and John 
Price, defendants. It gives the same information as in D.D. 
II34- 

D.D. 1136. Petition (undated) to the Master of the 
Rolls, of Arthur Weaver, esq., plaintiff in the suit of Weaver 
V. John Price, IVIathew Jones, Thomas Jones and Robert 
Thomas, defendants, for an order for all parties to the suit to 
attend to settle the costs in the suit. [See D.D. 1134]. 

D.D. 1137. Order by the I/)rds Commissioners of the 
Great Seal, dated 3 July, 1690, in the suit of Arthur Weaver, 
esq., plaintiff, v. John Price, Thomas Jones and Mathew Jones, 
defendants. [See D.D. 1134] ordering defendants' solicitor, 
Mr. Richard Jones, to pay plaintiff's costs. 

D.D. 1138. Copy of Interrogatories in a case against 
the son of Arthur Weaver, deceased. [This document con- 
sists of only two folios numbered 34 and 35 ; therefore 33 
folios of it are missing]. 

D.D. 1139. Schedule of Deeds, sent by Henry Wil- 
liams of Brecon to Mr. Henry Wellington of the Hay. It is 
endorsed ' Iylw>mybrain Estate,' probably Llw^'nybrain in 
the parish of Llanwonog, co. Montgomery. It commences 
with a grant, dated 23 April, 1600, from John Best and John 
Hallywell, to David Williams, Serjeant at law, of Parkybrain, 
and ends with a chirograph of a fine levied at the April sessions 
in 1720, from David Parry and others to Henry Wellington. 

D.D. 1140. Draft of Indenture, dated 1722-3, 

being a lease for six years from Bagott Read of Maesmawre, 
CO. Mountgomery, esq., to Benjamin Buckley of Llandyssil, 
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mawre aforesaid now in the tenure of the said Bagott Read, 
but reserving to lessor the house wherein he now lives, a new 
garden and orchard, a piece of land called The further paddock 
and the further stable, &c. Yearly rent, £ — and one fat 
wether, on St. Thomas' day, and to carrv 2 loads of peat 
yearly to the house of the said Bagott Read at Maesmawre. 

D.D. 1141. Attested Copy of an Agreement, dated 
25 April, 1729, whereby, in consideration of an intended 
marriage between Thomas Kitchin, the younger (son and heir 
apparent of Thomas Kitchin, the elder, of the parish of Kerry, 
CO. Montgomery, gent) and Anne Pountney of Clee Down ton, 
CO. Salop, spinster (only child and heir of Thomas Pountnay 
of Wettleton, co. Salop, chirugeon, deceased, by Joan his 
first wife), the said Thomas Kitchen, the elder, and Margaret 
his wife, and Thomas Kitchen, the younger, covenant to grant 
all their realty in the townships of Gwernawyd, Kefenyberen, 
Treyrllan and Brinllawarch, in the parish of Kerry, co. Mont- 
gomery, to John Littleton of Stocke, co. Salop, gent., and 
Charles Lucas of Edgton, co. Salop, gent., on trust (as to the 
property in Gwernawydd) for the said Thomas Kitchen, the 
elder, and Margaret his wife, for their lives, with remainder to 
the said Thomas Kitchen, the younger, for his life ; and upon 
trust (as to all the other property) for the said Thomas Kitchen, 
the younger, for his life (subject to an annuity of ^4 to the said 
Thomas Kitchen, the elder, for his life), with remainder 
(subject to an annuity of ^^20 to the said Anne Poultney, in 
the event of her surviving her intended husband) to the first 
and other sons of the said Thomas Kitchen, the younger, by 
his intended wife Anne Poutney, with remainders over. The 
said Thomas Kitchen, the younger, covenants that as soon as 
his intended wife is 21 years old, they will convey a messuage 
and lands of the said Anne Poutney, situate in Clee Downton, 
CO. Salop, to the said John Littleton, Charles Lucas and George 
Farmer of the parish of Churchstocke, co. Montgomery, gent., 
upon trust for the said Thomas Kitchin, the younger and his 
said intended wife, for their lives, with remainder to their 
first and other sons successively in tail, with remainders 
over. Witnesses : James Lucas ; Samuel Littleton ; George 
Morris. 

D.D. 1142. Receipt, dated 17 Nov, 1767, for the pay- 
ment of £246 19s. by Mr. Richard Haine, the younger, of 
Llwyn-y-brayne in the parish of Llanwonog, co. Mountgomery, 
to Edward Turner, on behalf of his father, Mr. William 
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being the amount of the principal sum of ;f200 and interest 
secured by mortgage on the estate of Mr. John OHver, in the 
township of Garthihn, in the said parish of Kerry and of £35 
secured by bonds given by the said John OHver to WiUiam 
Turner. Witness : Charles Humphreys. 

D.D. 1143. Agreement, dated 28 Jan. 1769, whereby 
Edward Powell, the younger, late of the parish of Clunn, co. 
Salop, yeoman, third son of Edward Powell, the elder of the 
Wain in the parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery, yeoman, coven- 
ants to convey to Thomas Kitchin of Clothie in the said 
parish of Kerry, gent., a messuage and lands called The wain 
in the township of Pen-y-geUy in the said parish of Kerry, 
and in the tenure of the said Edward Powell, the elder, and 
John Jones. Proviso that the said Edward Powell, the elder, 
shall occupy for his life the house and garden belonging to 
the said premises at the yearly rent of 40s. Consideration, 
;^i6o. Witnesses : J. T^ivesay ; Chas. Gardiner Humphreys. 

D.D. 1144. Abstract of the T1T1.E of Andrew Berkeley 
Drummond and John Drummond, esqrs., (trustees of the 
estates of Bell Lloyd, esq. deceased) to Cloddie Farm and other 
lands in the parish of Kerry, co. Montgomery. It commences 
with an indenture, dated 16 Mar. 1707-8, and ends with 
indentures, dated 24 and 25 Oct., 1791. 

D.D. 1145. Probate of the Will, dated 24 Feb. 1809, 
of John Jones, late of Black Hall, and now of Montgomery, 
gent. Testator bequeathed as follows : — To my daughter J ane 
the interest of ^^765 due from my sons, John, Charles and 
Henry, and after her death I give the said principal to my 
said son John. To my said daughter, Jane, the amounts 
due from Charles Thomas Jones, gent., deceased, and my re- 
lation Mrs. A. Jones of vStone House. Residue to my son and 
executor, John. Witnesses : Martha Jones and Sarah Da^des, 
both of Montgomery, spinsters. Proved in the Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury on 25 Aug. 1812, by the executor. Sworn 
under £1000. 

D.D. 1146. Copy of Agreement, dated 25 April, 1809, 
whereby John Jones of Blackball in the parish of Kerry, co. 
Montgomery, esq., agrees to permit William Tilsley of Milford 
in the parish of lylanllwchaiarn, co. Montgomery, esq., to 
erect a weir or dam across the River Severn to the lands of 
the said John Jones, in the parish of Newtown, in any situation 
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said William Tilsley to a mill and factory erected by him at 
Milford aforesaid and to enjoy the same during the life of the 
said John Jones. Yearly rent, is. Witness : Wm. Pugh. 

D.D. 1147. Copy of Bill in Chancery (undated but 
addressed to the Right Hon. John, Earl of Eldon, Lord Chan- 
cellor of Great Britain) of George Arthur Evors of New Town 
Hall, CO. Montgomery, clerk. Orator state that he purchased 
in May 1824 Great Vaynor Farm, situate in co. Montgomery, 
and that a gentleman named Jones, now deceased, who was 
formerly owner of the said farm, granted to William Tilsley 
the defendant, liberty to erect and maintain a dam across the 
River Severn and also a lease of land (on which the dam was 
built) during the life of the said Mr. Jones (see D.D. 1146) ; 
that defendant last winter repaired and heightened the said 
dam, with the result that damage had been done to orator's 
land, and defendant is now engaged in deepening and widening 
a channel, which will divert a great part of the water of the said 
stream from its ancient course. 

D.D. 1148. Copy of an Affidavit, dated 15 Feb. 1826, 
in the suit in Chancery of George Arthur Evors, plaintiff, v. 
William Tilsley, defendant, of George Watson Buck of Welsh- 
pool, CO. Montgomer}^ civil engineer, in respect of a new weir 
on the River Severn, and its effect on the water level of 
the river, in connection with alleged damage done to the 
farm of Vaynor in the parish of Newtown aforesaid. [See D.D. 
1147]. 

D.D. 1149. Case [undated] of the petitioners for the 
Montgomeryshire Road Bill. It states that it was unanim- 
ously agreed at a meeting of the gentlemen, clergy and free- 
holders of CO. Montgomery, held at Pool on 27 Sept. last, that 
all roads described in the Bill should be inserted in the petition, 
except part of the road from Llanfyllin to Milldirgerrig, 
which was afterwards added in order to open a communication 
with the slate rock, and likewise with the county of Merioneth, 
a great part of whose inhabitants buy their wheat at Llanfyllin 
market. 

D.D. 1150. Statement in support of the second reading 

on 14 Mar. of the Montgomeryshire (Western Branch) 

Canal Bill, the object of which is to empower an increase in 
the rate of tonnage on fire coal from 3d per ton to 42d., 
and on commercial goods, from 6d. to is. per ton ; and 
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D.D. 1151. Letters Patent, dated 4 July 1384, of 
Richard [II] pardoning John Whitley of Ewloe, co. fflynte, 
gent., otherwise John Whitley of Aston in the parish of Har- 
werdyn in the Marches of Wales, gent., for all transgressions, 
forfeitures, penalties, &c., for which he was hable before 
21 Feb. 1377-8 and restoring to him all his rights. Latin. 

D.D. 1152. Letters op Attorney, dated i Mar. 
1445-6, from Edmund le Grey, lord of Ruthin, to Thomas de 
Salebury, to deHver to Rice de Whitley seisin of 4 burgages 
in the town of Hawardyn, in a certain lane there called Dy- 
glone, within the lordship of Hawardyn, which the said 
Edmund le Grey lately had of the grant of the said Rice. 
Latin. 

D.D. 1153. Indenture, dated 7 Oct. 1452, being a 
covenant by Richard Whitley, with David de Costantyne 
and his son Roger that on payment by them of ^^16 within 
3 years, a mortgage, granted by them to the said Richard 
Whitley on 7 Oct. 1452 of all their messuages and lands in 
the towns of Aston and Shotton in the lordship of Harwardyne, 
and in the town of Eulowe, co. fflynt, shall be null and void, 
and that, if the said Richard Whitley shall acquire any coal 
out of the said property, the said David Costantyne and his 
son Roger shall be entitled to a moiety of such coal. Latin. 

D.D. 1154. Indenture, dated 6 Oct. 1492, being a 
lease for the Hfe of the lessee, from Christopher Wode (son of 
Robert Wode) to John Whitley, of a close of land called Le 
hlakbroke heye in co. fEynt, having the lands of the said John 
on either side, also a parcel of land adjoining, lying between 
the land of Richard Maishin on the north, and the land of 
Chester nunnery [monaliu 'Cestre'] on the south, and extending 
in length from the land of the said Richard on the west, to 
the land of Richard Hugh on the east, also a seHon of land 
lying in Le plane riddyng, between the land of Thomas Smyth 
on the north, and the land of Gilbert Salbury on the south, 
and extending in length from the king's way on the west, to 
the king's way on the east, to be held of the chief lords of the 
fee by the accustomed services, namely, a free rent of 6s. 
Richard Maisham is appointed attorney to give livery of 
seisin of the said property. Latin. 

D.D. 1155. Release, dated 31 July 1523, from David 
Warberton (son and heir of John Warberton of the commot 
of Colshyll, CO. ffiynt, to Richard Gravell of the same commot, 

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of all his interest in a close of 10 acres of land, called The ten 
acres, in the conimot of Colshyll aforesaid and in the tenure of 
Res ap Dio. Latin. 

D.D. 1156. Grant, dated 3 Jan. 1524-5, from Thomas 
ap John ap Kenrik of Brynforthe, co. fflynt, gent., to Richard 
Gravell of Colsyll, co. fflynt, yeoman, of a messuage, orchard 
and one acre of land in Colsyll aforesaid in the tenure of the 
said Richard Gravell, to be held of the chief lords of the fee 
by the accustomed services. The grantor appoints John 
Gravell and John Browne as his attorneys to giv^e livery of 
seisin of the said property. Witnesses to hvery of seisin : 
WiUiara Smyth ; Henry Sahsbury ; Hugh Lewys. Latin. 

D.D. 1157. Grant, dated 27 Mar. 1528, from John 
Batkyn of the town of fflynt, yeoman, to Richard Gravell 
of CoulshuU, CO. fflj^nt, yeoman, of 6 acres of land in a close 
called Swynsed hey, and 3 acres of land in the tenure of 
Peter Standley, in the township of CoulshuU and fflynt, which 
descended to the said grantor by right of inheritance after 
the death of his father Peter Batkyn, to be held of the chief 
lord of the fee by the accustomed services. Latin. 

D.D. 1158. Grant, dated 7 Oct. 1531, from David 
Werberton, gent., John Bacster, Henry Spic[er], and Hugh 
Spic[er], free tenants of the town and franchise of Flynt, 
CO. FUnt, to Robert Bacster and Katherine verch Res ap 
Gruffith ap Dio, of all the messuages, lands, rents and ser- 
vices (which the grantors hold of the gift of the said Robert 
Bacster, in the town and franchise of Flynt or elsewhere in 
CO. Flynt) to the use of the said Robert Bacster and Katherine 
and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Elen Bacster 
and her issue, with similar remainders in succession to lyUce 
Bacster, and Jenet Bacster, with ultimate remainder to the 
heirs of the said Robert Bacster. Latin. 

D.D. 1159. Certificate, dated 8 July 1532, by Wyll- 
yam Phyllyps, notary pubhc, that on the said date in the great 
hall of Hawarden Castle, there appeared before him and John 
Whytley, son and heir of John Whytley late of Aston in the 
lordship of Hawarden, gent., deceased, the following persons, 
namely, John Smith, Richard Richard Hervye and Wyllyam 
Corby of Hawarden, John Constantyne, Richard . . . and 
Wyllyam Aspinwall of Aston, John Strete, Henry Starby, 
William ffowler, Thomas ItheU, John May shin and Wyllyam 
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Richard Cartwright, William Seldon, John ffoxe, and Richard 
May shin, John Gathelyn of the Brud lane, John Caud, and 
WylUam Myllyngton of Pentrabyn, who deposed, in regard 
to the letting of a messuage and lands in Broughton in the 
said lordship of Hawarden between Piers Stanley, esq., late 
of Tullowe, deceased, and the said John Whytley, gent., de- 
ceased, that the said messuage and lands were at all times 
let by the said Piers Stanley for a year, or three or more and 
that the said John Whytley would let the property for the 
same term, and that there were no variances between them. 

D.D. 1160. Release, dated 24 Nov. 1532, from Thomas 
ap John Ken[rick] of Brynford, co. Flynt, gent., and 
John ap Thomas ap John of Brynford aforesaid, gent., 
to Richard Gravell of Colshyll, co. Flynt, yeoman, of all 
their interest in a messuage, an acre of land, and an orchard, 
situate at Colshyll aforesaid. Latin. 

D.D. 1161. Grant, dated 5 Dec. 1534, from John 
Batkin, burgess of Fljmt, to Richard Gravell, of 2 acres of 
land in the franchise of the town of Flynt, at a place called 
Atticrosefyld, lying between the lands of the heirs of Gilbert 
Salysbury and extending from the land of George Ravyns- 
croft to the lands of the heirs of [? Howell] Secum, and 
5 acres at a place called The herswinsett, lying between the 
lands of the blessed Mary of Flynt and extending from the 
king's highway to the land of the said Gilbert Salysbury, 
to be held of the chief lords of the fees by the accustomed 
rents and services. Latin. Memorandum (endorsed) that 
the said John [Batkin] covenants that the said Richard 
Gravell shall have the occupation of ... in the Swynsett, 
rent free for two whole years after the redemption of the said 
lands. 

D.D. 1162. Grant, dated 29 April 1536, from John 
Batkyn, burgess of the town of Fl>mt, to Richard Gravell of 
Colshyll. of 9 acres of land in the franchise of Flynt at a place 
called Whitefield hay, of which, 6 acres lie in a close between 
the land of Peter Stanley, esq., and the land of the heirs of 
Thomas Cotes, and extend from the land of Robert Wodd to 
the lands of the said Peter Stanley, and of the blessed Mary of 
Flynt and others ; and 2 acres of the said land lie between the 
land of the heirs of Thomas Howells, and the land of the said 
Peter Stanle}', and extend from the land of the said Peter 
Stanley to the land of the heirs of Rynald Wodd ; and the 
remaining acre of the said land lies between the land of the 

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heirs of Gilbert Salisbury and the land of the heirs of Thomas 
Howells, and extends from the land of the said John Back5m 
up to the land of the heirs of the said Thomas Howells to 
be held of the chief lords of the fee by the accustomed services. 

Latin 

D.D. 1163. Release, dated lo May, 1536, from John 
Backyn of Flynt, to Richard Gravell, of all his interest in a 
close called Swynsed hey, and 3 acres of land in the tenure of 
Peter Stanley, esq., and Robert del Nod, in the townships 
of Coulshull and Flynt in the Uberties of Flynt. Latin. 

D.D. 1164. Indenture, dated 26 Sept. 1536, being a 
mortgage for 4 marks from David Werberton, gent., to 
Richard Gravell of ColshuU, of 2 messuages and gardens in 
the town of Flynt, in the tenures of Jenkyn ap leuan and 
Jenet Perkin, widow, also 2 acres of land at a place called 
Aticrosfild within the franchise of fflynt, in the tenure of 
Richard ap John ap Tudor. Latin. 

D.D. 1165. Grant, dated 4 Sept. 1539, from Griffith 
ap Howell ap LleweHn Vychan to David ap John ap Dyo, 
Robert Swetman, chaplain, Lewis ap John ap Dyo and John 
ap David ap Griffith ap Edward, of all his messuages and lands 
in the towns of Halkin, Syghtyn, and CaervaUagh, in the 
commot of Colshylt, co. fflynt, which descended [to the grantor] 
by right of inheritance after the deaths of his parents Howell 
ap Llewelin and Gwenlhan verch Bellyn, also a close and a 
parcel of land called Erw bartin, late the land of Richard 
Conwey, situate in the town of Brynford, and in the tenure 
of leuan ap Thomas, 3 acres of land at a place called Maes y 
bryngwyn, an acre of land lying between the land of the king 
and the land of Thomas Hanmer, knt., half an acre of land 
l5dng between the land of WiUiam ap John ap Dyo and the 
land of the said Thomas Hanmer, and a parcel of moor called 
Gwerne y go, late the land of Thomas Billyngton, gent., in the 
town of Halken aforesaid, on trust for the said grantor for 
his hfe, with remainder to David ap Gruffith ap Howell ap 
Llewehn Vychan and his issue by EHzabeth verch Benet ap 
EHs the younger, with remainder to the said David [ap Griffith 
ap Howell ap Lewehn Vychan] and his heirs, with remainder 
to the heirs of the said grantor, to be held of the chief lords of 
the fee by the accustomed services. Witnesses : William ap 
John ap Dyo ; Roger ap David ap Dyo ; Nicholas ap David 
ap Dyo ; Morgan ap John ap Hollyn ; Rice ap Wilham ap 
Gruffith. Latin. 



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D.D. 1166. Award, dated 17 May 1547, by David ap 
Rees ap Lleweliu ap Griffith of Anglesey, gent., and RauflE 
Suede of Mold, co. Flynt, gent, (the arbitrators appointed to 
settle the variances between Edward Stanlye of co. Flynt, esq., 
and John Whytleye of Aston, co. Flynt, gent.) who decide that 
che said John Whytleye should give to the said Edward 
Stanleye, esq., a lease for 8 years of a bam, a ' duffehouse,' 
[dovecote], and a close of land appertaining, situate in Eulo, 
CO. Flynt, at the yearly rent of los. ; also that the said Ed- 
ward Stanleye shall give to the said John Whytley a lease for 
8 years of a close called The wheate fyllde, in Eulo aforesaid, 
at the yearly rent of los. ; that the said John Whytleye shall 
assure to the said Edward Stanleye a croft called The asshen 
croft in Eulo aforesaid, subject to a perpetual yearly rent of 
6 wain-loads of firewood out of the woods of the said Edward 
Stanleye and subject to a right of way for the said John 
Whytleye to carry away the said firewood. 

D.D. 1167. Indenture, dated 31 Oct. 1556, being a 
lease for 21 years from Robert ffoxley of Pountfrett, co. 
York, gent., to his brother, Edward ffoxley of Flynt, co. 
Flynt, of a messuage situate next to the castle of Flynt, and 
26 acres of land in the town and franchises of Flynt, whereof 
5 acres adjoin the marche or bardynyal, one acre hes by 
' Coltell broke,' 3 acres he in a close called The new close, 
2 acres are in the Over Swynsett, one acre by the 'Stele 
broke,' 4 acres at the town-end, and 9 acres in Atycrossefilde. 
Yearly rent, 4 marks. Witnesses : Randall I^anton ; Rye. 
Marshe. 

D.D. 1168. Indenture, dated i Nov. 1556, being a 
lease for 12 years from Robert ffoxley of Pountfrett, co. York, 
gent., to Hew Gravell of the same place, yeoman, of a tene- 
ment in the town of tfiynte, in the tenure of Peter Masse, also 
2 closes, called Howlerhanes, in the franchise of fflynt. Yearly 
rent, 30s. Witnesses : Wilham Norton ; Antony fflemyng, 
clerk ; Edward Masse. 

D.D. 1169. Indenture, dated 12 May ( . . . Eliz.), 
being a grant from Robert Dellwoodde of ... to Thomas 
Gravell of fiiynt, co. fflynt, of a close of land near the house of 
the said Thomas [GravellJ, lying in length between the street 
. . . , on the one side, and the great ditch (Jossaium) called 
. . . Witnesses : Richard Batine ; Robert Gravell ; . . . ap 
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D.D. 1170. Indenture, dated i6 June 1563, being a 
lease for 500 years from William [? Hanworth] clerk, master 
of the hospital of St. John the baptist, without the north 
gate of the city of Chester and the brethren and sisters of the 
same hospital, to Rees ap John ap Richard ap David of Hope 
Owen, CO. fflynt, of 2 messuages, lands and fisheries, &c., in 
Chordeley, co. fflynt, in the tenures of David ap John ap 
Wilham, and Robert ap Richard, 3 parcels of land in Chorde- 
ley, called Y fynnonie, Y hwylfa, and Kae Harrye, a messuage 
and orchard and 2 parcels of land in Chordeley, called Y kae 
gwenyth and Y kae gias, late in the tenure of Thomas ap John, 
and messuages, &c., in Neston in the tenures of Res ap David 
and Richard ap Madock ap Llewehn. Yearly rent, i6s. 2^d. 
Consideration, a sum of money. Witnesses : Davyd Robert, 
clerk; David ap Thomas ap [Grifene]; Richard ap Prichard; 
Edward ap Edward ; And. James Bulkeley. Certificate (en- 
dorsed) that the lease was exhibited on 7 Jan. 1616-17; before 
leuan Lloyd, Da. Speed, and Pe. Robertes, commissioners. 

D.D. 1171. Indenture, dated 27 July 1564, being a 
lease for 21 years from Randall Wytley of Aston, co. Flynt, 
gent., to Adam Wytley, citizen and carpenter of London, 
of a tenement in the townships of Aston and Shotton, co. 
Flynt, in the tenure of Jane My res, widow. Yearly rent, 
los., and services according to the custom of the coimtry. 
Witnesses : Edward Hooper, apprentice ; Rice Dunkyn, 
scriptor. 

D.D. 1172. Grant, dated 30 April 1565, from John 
Wyn ap Llewelin ap David ap Llewehn of Treythin, co. Flynt, 
gent., (in consideration of an intended marriage between his 
son and heir apparent, Robert ap John Wyn, and Margery 
verch Kenrick, the daughter of Kenrick ap David ap Gruffith 
ap Gwyn, gent., and of articles of agreement of even date 
herewith), to Thomas Lloyd ap David ap Plethyn and John 
Wyn ap Robert ap John, gent., of a messuage called Tythyn 
kay karway, a close of land called Kay Rros m the tenure of 
David ap Richard ap Robert, 2 closes called Y kaye duy, 2 
parcels of land called Y dud ticha yr kay kanol, and a moiety 
of a meadow called Y weirgloth newyth, all situate in Treythyn 
in the lordship of Mohuntsdale, co. fflynt, upon trust for the 
said Robert ap John Wyn and Margery verch Kenrick, for 
their hves, with remainder to their issue, with remainder to 
the said Kenrick ap David until he be paid £60, with remain- 
der to the heirs of the said Robert. Witnesses : leuan ap 
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Llewelin ; Jhon ap leuan Vychan ; David ap leuan Vychan ; 
Ivleweliii ap Gruffyth ap David ap Madock ; Llewelin ap 
David ; leuan ap Nicholas ; Wylliam Vychan. Latin. 

D.D. 1173. Grant, dated 26 Mar. 1569, from Thomas 
Whitley of Aston, co. fflinte, gent., to Ehzeus Evans and 
Richard Hakluyt, gent., of a capital messuage in Aston afore- 
said, in the tenure of the said grantor, and a close of land called 
Robert's croft, adjoining the same, on trust for the said Thomas 
Whitley and Katherine his wife and their issue, to be held of 
the chief lords of the fee by the accustomed services. Wit- 
nesses: EUis Evans; PhelypRes; . . . Ockley; Richard Mynes; 
Thomas Ledsham ; John Davies of Carvalloghe ; John Ithell; 
John Myhngton, Elizabeth Foxley, and . . . verch leuan, ser- 
vants of the said Thomas Whitley. Latin. 

D.D. 1174. Bond, dated i Jan. 1575-6, in the penalty 
of ;^40 from Edward Ledsam of the town of fflynt, gent., to 
Robert Gravell, to abide the award of Ralph Ravenscrofte, 
esq., and Thomas ap Howell, gent., the arbitrators appointed 
to decide all suits, &c., between the said Edward lyedsani and 
Robert Gravell ' f rome ye beginninge of ye worlde untyll the 
daye of ye date of thes presents.' Witnesses : John Aldersley 
. . . ; WiUiam Ledsam ; Peres Wm. Weye ; Robert ap Res ; 
Robert Rye. Walter. 

D.D. 1175. Indenture, dated 24 Jan. 1575-6, whereby 
Robert Gravell of the town of fflynt (in consideration of an 
intended marriage between him and Marselia verch Roger 
Ithell) grants to Richard ap John ap Moris and EHzeus Gravell, 
all the realty of the said Robert Gravell in the towns, fields 
and hamlets of fflynt, Booles and CoUeshill, co. fflynt, and the 
reversion of land called Tir Batkyn in the franchise of fflynt, 
and the reversion (expectant on the death of Agnes Ledsam, 
the mother of the said grantor) of all lands in the franchise 
of fflynt, on trust for the said Robert Gravell for liis life, 
with remainder to his issue by the said Marselia, with remain- 
der to the heirs of the said Robert Gravell. Witnesses : John 
ap Richard ; leuan ap Thomas ; Kenricke ap [? Richard] ; 
Kenricke ap Hughes ; John David ; Griffith ap Meredith. 
Latin. 

D.D. 1176. Indenture, dated 2 July 1576, being a 
lease for 21 years from Richard Sneyd of Hopeymydiethied, 
CO. fflynt, gent., to John Ledsam of Shotten, co. fflynt yeo- 
man, of 2 closes oi land called Tyrthyn and Smythfild, in the 



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lordship of Yolowe, co. fflynt, and in the tenure of the said 
John Ledsam, which said closes are vested in the said Richard 
Sneyd for many years yet to come, and are held by him as 
of the inheritance of John Whitley, gent., deceased. Yearly 
rent, i6s. 8d. Consideration, 5 marks. Witnesses : Rice 
Gruffith : ffoulke I^edsham ; Rice Steele ; Piers Hibbard. 

D.D. 1177. Grant, dated 6 Oct., 1578, from Robert 
Gravell of the town of fflint, gent., to Roger Ithell, of a mes- 
suage and orchard, containing i^ acres of land in Conshill, 
CO. fflint, and lying between the lands of John Browne, de- 
ceased, and the lane which leads from the town of fflint to 
the town called Holly well, also 4 closes of land called The higges 
hayes, The two acres, and Gwerne wyll, situate at Conshill 
aforesaid, and having the land of Richard Egerton, knt., on 
two sides and at one end, and the lane leading from the town 
of fflint to the place called The fjiynt batche, at the other end, 
and having the land of Richard Massy on one side and the 
lands of the heirs of John Talbot, knt., on the other side, with 
the land of WiUiam Smith deceased at one end and the land 
of Richard Egerton knt., at the other end, to be held of the 
chief lords of the fee by the accustomed services. Consider- 
ation, £11. Witnesses : Robert Rychard ; Thomas Tuder ; 
John Evans ; Robert Salusbury ; Hary ap David ap Dio ; 
Richard ap Thomas ap Ithell; Thomas ap Richard ap Thomas; 
Lewis Rogers ; Thomas ap John David ; Edward Ledsam. 
Latin. 

D.D. 1178. Indenture, dated 6 Oct., 1578, being a 
mortgage for £11 from Robert Gravell of the town of fflint, 
yeoman, to Roger ItheU of Ledbrooke in the same county, 
yeoman, of a tenement and curtilage in Conshill, co. fflint, 
comprising one acre, in the tenure of John Webberton, and 
having the lands of John Browne, deceased, on the east and 
west, and abutting at the north on the highway leading from 
fflint towards HoUywell, and on the south on the lands of the 
said John Browne, also 4 parcels of land in the tenure of 
DiUye verch ItheU, widow, two being called Rugges heyes, and 
another the Two acres, having the lands of Sir Richard Egerton, 
knt., on the north and south, and extending from the high- 
way leading from fflint towards fflint-bache, on the east, to 
the land of the said Sir Richard Egerton on the west, the 
fourth parcel, being called The gwerne will, having the lands 
of Sir Richard Massy on the east, the lands of Mr. Talbot 
on the west, and extending from the lands of WiUiam Smyth, 
deceased, on the north-east, to the lands of the said Sir 



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Richard Egerton on the south, all being in Conshill and in 
the franchise of fflint. Witnesses : Robert Rychard ; Thomas 
Tudor ; John Evans ; Robert Salubury ; Hary ap David ap 
Dio ; Richard ap Thomas ap Ithell ; Thomas ap Richard 
ap Thomas ; Peirs Rogers ; Thomas ap John David ; Edward 
I^edsam. 

D.D. 1179. Grant, dated 12 Sept. 1580, from Robert 
Gravell of the town of fflynt, to Ehzeus Gravell, of a tenement 
which on 18 Jan. 157O-7 was in the tenure of Gruffith ap 
Meredith, also 12 acres of land in the town and franchise of 
fflynt, which at the same date was in the tenure of Dilye 
verch Ithell, and a cottage, orchard, and land in the township 
of Couleshill, CO. fflynt, in the tenure of John Werberton, 
on trust for Marcehe verch Roger Ithell (the present wife of 
the said grantor) for her hfe, with remainder to the said 
Robert Gravell for his life, with remainder to his issue by the 
said Marcehe, with remainder to the heirs of the said Robert 
GraveU. Witnesses : David Pureday, clerk ; Peter Brown ; 
Robert ap Thomas ; Peares Roger. Latin. 

D.D. 1180. Indenture, dated 8 Aug. 1581, being a 
grant from WilHam Duckworth of Yowlowe, co. Fhnt, yeo- 
man, and Ellen his wife, to John Wighe of the same place, 
husbandman, of a close of land (adjoining the messuage and 
land of the said Wilham Duckworth, called Lower hey at 
Yowlowe aforesaid, and lying between the lands of William 
Sparke and Mr. Thomas Whitley of Aston, and adjoining the 
queen's highway, and in the tenure of the said WiUiam Sparke 
and Thomas Sparke. Consideration, ;^20. Witnesses : Peres 
Scope ; Jhon Cartwriggt ; Foulkes Dockar ; Richard Messa' ; 
Wilham Taylear, Tir>dease ; George Comberbach ; Wilham 
Helen ; William Hervie of Ewlowe ; Peyres Wicke ; WiUiam 
Rucworthe, clerk ; John Hervie ; Edward Wicke. 

D.D. 1181. REI.EASE, dated 26 Jan. 1582-3, from Wil- 
liam Griffith of Aston, co. Plynt, gent., to WiUiam Gruffith of 
Aston aforesaid, husbandman, of closes in Aston aforesaid 
in the lordship of Ewlowe, co. Flynt, of which one close hes 
under the house of John Sparks and between the road leading 
from Aston towards Ewlowe, on the east, the meadow of the 
said John Sparks, on the west, and extending in length from 
the orchard of the said John Sparks up to land caUed Hickok 
hey at the other end ; another close hes between the land 
called Hickok hey on the east, and land of Thomas Whitley, 
gent., caUed Ciliwhyrst, on the west, and extends from the 



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land called Ciliwhyrst at one end, to the said close under the 
house of the said John Sparks, at the other end, which said 
closes are in the tenures of Richard Streat and Peter ffoxe of 
Shotten. Witnesses : Thomas Whitlye ; Edward Wliitlye ; 
Wylhani Whitlye ; Edward ffox ; Wilhani ffox ; Jhon Sparke ; 
WilHani Sparke ; Jhon Daken. Latin. 

D.D. 1182. Indenture, dated 12 Nov. 1583, being a 
lease from Ithell ap John Griffith of I^essewood, co. fflynt, 
gent., to his brothers, Gruffith ap John Gruffith and Symons 
ap John Gruffith, of a barn near the present mansion house 
of the said lessor in Lessewood aforesaid, situate between 
the brook called Terrig on one side, and the land of the said 
lessor, at the other side and at one end, and the meadow called 
y werglodd vawr at the other end. Term, the life of the said 
lessor. Yearly rent, 4d. Consideration, £30. Witnesses : 
leuan ap Llewelin ; John Gryffythe ; Richard ap John other- 
wise My liner ; Richard ap Thomas. Memorandum (endorsed), 
dated — Oct, 1587, that John ap Ithell (son and heir of the 
said lessor) had paid to the said Syniond ap John Gruffith 
;f20 in part payment of the £30 above mentioned and that 
on payment of £10 by the said John ap Ithell on 25 Mar. 
then next ensuing the said lease should be void. 

D.D. 1183. Release, dated 2 May 1586, from John 
Batkyn of fflint, to Richard Gravell, of all his interest in 
9 acres of land at a place called The white fild hay in the fran- 
chise of fflint. Latin. 

D.D. 1184. Letters of Attorney, dated 20 Oct. 1587, 
from Edward Stanley, esq., and Robert Stanley, gent., both 
of Ewlowe, CO. FUnt, authorizing Richard . . . ap Evan 
and Thomas ap Rees ap Richard, gent., to dehver to John 
Humphrey of Leadbroke the Great, co. Flint, gent., seisin of 
a tenement in the occupation of Richard ap Thomas ap Ithell 
and Thomas ap Richard ap Thomas, a close in the same town, 
in the tenure of the said Richard ap Thomas, and a tenement 
in the tenure of Keneurick ap David, all being in the town 
or Uberty of Fhnt, co. FUnt. 

D.D. 1185. Indenture, dated 7 Nov. 1587, being a 
lease for 21 years from Thomas Whitley of Aston, co. fflint, 
gent., to Thomas Smithe, of a tenement in Aston aforesaid, 
in the tenures of William Meysam and Jane Miers, widow. 
Proviso that the said Jane Miers shall enjoy the moiety of 
the said demised premises during the said term, on payment 



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of the annual rent of 5s. to the said Thomas Smithe. Yearly 
rent, los., 2 fat hens at Christmas, and suit and services as the 
other tenants of the said Thomas Whitley do. Consideration, 
£10. 

D.D. 1186. Indenture, dated 20 Mar. 1587-8, being 
a grant and also a confirmation of a grant in perpetuity (sub- 
ject to the yearly rent of 49s.), dated 20 Oct. 1587, from 
Edward Stanley of Ewlowe, co. fflint, esq., and his son and 
heir apparent, Robert Stanley, to John Humfrey of Leade- 
broke, co. fflint, gent., of a messuage in the town of fflint, 
held by Richard ap Thomas ap Ithell and Thomas ap Richard 
ap Thomas under a lease at the yearly rent of 20s., a close of 
land in the town of ffflnt, held under lease by Richard ap 
Thomas ap Ithell and Marsly, his wife, at the yearly rent of 
9s., and a messuage in fflint aforesaid, held under lease for 
their hves by Dyly verch Thomas ap Edward, and Kenrick 
ap Thomas ap David, at the j-early rent of 20s. Considera- 
tion, £25. Witnesses : Wilham Gryffithe ; George Standley ; 
Thomas Boodett ; Thomas Annpenel. 

D.D. 1187. Indenture, dated 12 Aug. 1590, whereby 
after reciting that Isabell Cloughe otherwise ffox, of Yolowe, 
CO. fflint, widow, assigned a lease for her hfe (granted by 
Edward Stanley of Yowlowe aforesaid) of a messuage in 
Yolowe aforesaid in the tenure of herself, to Roger Bell of 
the city of Chester, gent., the said Edward Stanley and his 
son and heir apparent, Robert Stanley, grant the said demised 
premises in perpetuity to the said Roger Bell, subject to the 
yearly rent of 6s. 8d. Consideration, £6 13s. 4d. Witnesses : 
Robert Thomeley ; George Thomas of HaUiwell ; Richard ap 
Richard ap John of the same town ; John Johnes, notary 
pubhc. 

D.D. 1188. Copies of the foi.i,owing Indentures : — 

(i). Indenture, dated 31 Oct. 1590, being a grant 
from The Right Hon. Henrye, Earl of Derby, Lord Stanley 
and Straunge, lord of Mann and the Isles, knt. of the garter, 
one of the lords of Her Majesty's Privy Council, lord heuten- 
ant of cos. Lancaster and Chester and chamberlain of the 
county palatine of Chester, and the Right Hon. Ferdinand, 
Lord Straunge, to WiUiam Bairstall the elder, and his son 
WiUiam Bairstall the younger, of Houldeworth, co, York, of a 
messuage and lands in the forest of Trithin JMolde and Moldes- 
dale, CO. Fhnt, of the yearly value of 21s., also a parcel of land 
called Tyr barker, in co. Flint, in the tenure of John W}Tine 



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ap John ap Ithell, at the yearly rent of 7s., also a close in 
Mould in the tenure of Michaell Doughtie, gent., servant of 
the said Henrye, Earl of Derby, at the yearly rent of 46s. 
Consideration, ;^8o. Yearly rent, £^ 14s. 8d. Witnesses : 
Edward Warren ; Michaell Doughtye ; John SyddaU ; Ed- 
ward Smith ; Edward Rigbye ; WiUiam Johnson ; Hughe 
EUis. 

(2). Grant, dated 31 Oct., 1590, being a confirmation 
of the above mentioned grant by the said Henry, Earl of 
Derby and Ferdinando Lord Strange to the said WiUiam 
Bairstall, senior and his son and heir apparent, WiUiam Bairs- 
taU junior. Witnesses : as above ; witnesses to hvery of 
seisin on 17 Mar. 1590-1 : Edward Conwey ; Robert Doughtye ; 
Rafie Robert, baihff of Mould ; WiUiam David ap Griffith of 
Northop. Latin. 

(3). Final Concord in a fine levied in the queen's court 
of Flynt held at Llanelwy, co. Flynt, on 19 April, 1591 before 
Richard Shuttleworth, knt., and Henry Townshend, esqrs., 
justices of the said court, when the said Henry, Earl of Derby, 
and the said Ferdinando, Lord Strange released the above 
mentioned property to the said WiUiam BairstaU senior and 
William BairstaU junior. Latin. 

(4). Grant, dated 30 July 1593, from the said WiUiam 
BairstaU senior and WiUiam BairstaU junior to John Hanmer 
of Hanmer, co, Fhnt, esq., and his son and heir apparent, 
Thomas Hanmer of Okenholte, co. Fhnt, of the property 
mentioned above [the name of the close being now stated to be 
Lordes meadow], subject to the above mentioned yearly rent 
payable to the said Earl of Derby and his successors. Con- 
sideration, ;^36o. Witnesses : John SiddaU ; Edw. Aspur- 
waU ; Richard Frauncis ; WiUiam Holdsworth of Southow- 
rom ; Henry Northend of Northowrom ; James Doughtie of 
Ovenden. Witnesses to hvery of seisiu on 13 Sept., 1593 
by John Humf rey : Robert Lloyd ; Edward ap Hughe ; Wil- 
ham Kenricke ; Nicholas Kenerick ; Hughe ap Thomas ap 
Edward ; John Parker, son of Alexander Parker, milner ; 
Thomas Gruffith ; Raffe Parker ; John David ap leuan 
Nicholas Ken[ericke]. Latin. 

(5). Release dated 10 Jime, 1595, from WiUiam, Earl 
of Derby to John Hanmer of Hanmer, co. Fhnt, esq., and 
Thomas Hanmer of Okenholte, co. Fhnt, esq., of aU his in- 
terest in the property mentioned above. Witnesses : Thomas 
Ireland ; John Sparke. Latin. 



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(6). Grant, dated 10 Sept., 1595, from the said John 
Hanmer and his son and heir apparent, Thomas Hanmer, to 
John Conwey junior of Prestaton, co. FHnt, esq., John Wil- 
Hams of Haulkyn, co. Flint, gent., Thomas ap Elhs of Hen- 
drevigillt, yeoman, John Edwardes of Chirke, co. Denbigh, 
esq., John Puleston of Lloyn y knottie, co. Denbigh, esq., 
Edward Puleston of Havod-y-weme, co. Denbigh, gent., 
Richard Buckley of Porthamell, co. Anglesey, esq., Peter 
Lloyd of Gweredog, co. Anglesey, esq., Ritherch ap Richard 
of Meverian, co. Anglesey, esq., John I^loyd of Whittington, 
CO. Salop, gent., Edward Hanmer of Kenrick, co. Salop, 
gent., and John Vaughan, late of Dudliston, co. Salop, gent., 
of all the above mentioned property on trust to assure the 
same to the use of the said John and Thomas Hanmer and 
their legitimate issue, with remainder to the heirs of the said 
grantors. John Humfrey and Thomas Venables of Lead- 
brooke, co. Flint, are appointed attorneys to give hvery of 
seisin. Witnesses : Edward Hanmer ; Tho. Hanmer ; Richard 
Salusburye. Latin. 

D.D. 1189. Release, dated 2 Mar. 1591-2, from John 
Salusburie of Lleweny, co. Denbigh, esq., to John Hanmer of 
Hanmer, co. Flint, esq., of all his interest in a burgage and 
tenement in the town and hberty of Flint, late in the tenure 
of Roger Rice, deceased. Witnesses : John Lloyd ; William 
Lloyd ; John Lewis Gwyn ; Jo. Humffrey. Latin. 

D.D. 1190. Grant, dated 26 Mar. 1592, from Thomas 
Whitley of Aston, co. fflint, gent., to Randolph Ravenscroft 
and John Crachley, of a close of land called Gorstid hey in 
Ewlo, CO. fflint, lying between the land of Thomas Sparke 
and the land of the said Thomas Whitley, and having the 
land of John Wighe at one end and a lane called Biedred- 
sirete lane at the other end, and late in the tenure of the said 
Thomas Whitley. Witnesses: Richard Madocke; David Rich- 
ard ; Edward ap Richard. Witnesses to livery of seisin : John 
[? Hughe]; John Edwardes; WilHam Wighe. Latin. Memo- 
randum (endorsed) signed by Raffe Ravenscroft, acknowledging 
the receipt, on 2 April 1601, of ;^i8 from Mrs. Katherine Whyi- 
ley, widow, in redemption of the above mentioned property. 

D.D. 1191. Grant, dated 27 July 1594, from William 
Griffith of Aston, co. Flint, yeoman, to Thomas Ledsom of 
Shotton, CO. Fhnt, husbandman, and Richard Sparke of 
Parva Mancot, co. FUnt, husbandman, of 2 closes of land 
in the town of Aston aforesaid in the lordship of Ewlow, one 



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of which hes under the house of John Sparke, between the 
road leading from Aston towards Ewlow on the east, and the 
meadow of the said John Sparke on the west, and extends in 
length from the orchard of the said John Sparke, to the land 
called Heycocke hey and the land of Wilham Griffith, gent., 
the other close Ij^ng between the said land called Heycocke 
hey on the east, and the land of Thomas Whitley, called 
Sillmers, on the west and extending in length from the said 
land called Sillmers to a close lying under the house of the 
said John Sparke (which said two closes the grantor held of 
the grant of the said WiUiam Griffith, gent.), also another 
parcel of land in Aston aforesaid (purchased by the grantor 
from Richard Poole, alderman of the city of Chester), upon 
trust for the said grantor for his life, with remainder to Thomas 
Griffith (son of the grantor) and his issue, with remainder to 
George Griffith (son of the grantor) and his issue, with re- 
mainder to the heirs of the grantor. Witnesses : John 
Mealor ; Thomas Milhngton of Aston ; Peter Minshull ; John 
Griffith ; William Duckworth, scriptor. Latin. 

D.D. 1192. Grant, dated 22 Nov. 1594, from Thomas 
Whitley of Aston, co. fflint, gent., to Radulph Ravenscrofte 
of Boiler, co. fflint, gent., and John Crachley of Kinarton, 
CO. fflint, yeoman, of a close of land in Aston aforesaid, called 
Guene hey, adjoining the capital messuage of the said grantor 
and in his occupation. Consideration, £20. Witnesses : 
John [? Hughe] ; Wilham Dymock ; Robert Monkeffield ; 
David ap John Howell. Witnesses to hvery of seisin : as 
above with the addition of Wilham Gryffeth. Latin. 

D.D. 1193. Grant, dated 31 Oct. 1601 from Margaret 
verch Rees of Leedbrock-vechan, co. Fhnt, (executrix of her 
husband, Roger Ithell deceased) and Periceus Roger (son 
and heir of the said Roger Ithell) of Leedbrock aforesaid, 
gent., to John Gravell (son of Robert Gravell), of 3 parcels of 
land called Lugges heys, containing 13 acres of land called 
Gwerne will in Conshilt aforesaid, in the tenure of Anne Browne, 
widow, and a cottage, orchard, and an acre of land at Conshilt, 
in the tenure of Hugh ap John Werberton, all to be held of 
the chief lords of the fee by the accustomed rents and ser- 
vices. Witnesses : Ro. Salusbury ; Tudyr Evan ; Kenricke 
John Howell ; Ithell James ; Edward Ledsam. Latin. 

D.D. 1194. Grant, dated 23 June 1602, from WiUiam 
Hanmer of the Fens in the parish of Hanmer, co. fflint, esq., 
to Hugh Davies of Halkin in the same county, gent., of 14 



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closes of land in Halkin aforesaid, called Kayr boch mawr, 
Kayer boch bychan, Gardd y lloye, Y royddvid ycha, Y royddvid 
yssa, Y tiant thive, Y thole looide, Y werne fydir, two closes in 
a close of the said Hugh Davies, called Kaie gleision, one 
close at a place called Y groftith lying in length between 
the land of Peter Williams, gent., and the king's highway 
leading from the town of Northop towards the town of Holly- 
well, and in breodth between the land of the said Hugh Davies 
and the land of the said Peter Williams, another close, con- 
taining 2 frasculas or ' peckes,' lying in length between the 
lands of John Hanmer, esq., and the said highway and in 
breadth between the lands of the said Hugh Davies and the 
land of the said John Hanmer, esq., all which said closes were 
parcel of the possessions of Wilham Hanmer, esq., the de- 
ceased father of the said grantor. The grantor appoints 
ffulke Davies and Elhs Edwards, gentlemen, as his attorneys 
to give livery of seisin to the said grantee. Consideration, 
;fi6o. Witnesses : John EUys, notary public ; Richard ap 
leuan ; John Davies ; Piers David ap John Kenricke ; Piers 
ap Elhs ap John ap Rees ; John ap Hugh Griffith ; Rotherch 
ap Da\'id ; Robert ap John D5^ta ; Robert Piers ap Richard ; 
EUis ap Thomas ap Howell ; Thomas ap Ellis ap John Howell ; 
ElHs ap Thomas Griffith. Latin. 

D.D. 1195. Indenture, dated i July 1603, being a 
release from Sir William Hanmer of ffenns, co. fflynt, lent., 
to Rice Jones of London, esq., and Hugh Davies of Halkyn, 
CO. ffl^mt, gent., of a close of land in Kelliloveday, co. fflynt, 
called Y ffrith, otherwise Saxtones landes, and all other lands 
of the said William Hanmer in Kelhloveday or elsewhere in 
the parish of Skiviock, co. ffljTit or were late the lands of 
Wilham Hanmer, esq., (the deceased father of the said Sir 
Wilham Hanmer), also 14 closes of land in Halkyn aforesaid, 
late in the tenure of David Griffith ap Hoell (father of the said 
Hugh Davies) but now in the tenure of the said Hugh Davies, 
and called Kaier boche mawre, Kaier boche bychan, Gardd y 
lloye, Y royddvid tigha, Y royddvid issa, Y nant thwe, Y thole 
lloid, two parcels in a close of the said Hugh Davies called 
y kaie gleision, Y wern fydyr, a parcel at a place called Y 
groftith lying between the land of Piers Wilhams, gent., and 
the highway leading from Northope towards Holywell, and 
having the land of the said Hugh Davies at one end, and the 
land of the said Piers WilUams at the other end, 2 quillets of 
land between the land of Sir John Hanmer. knt., and the said 
highway, and lying in breadth between the land of the said 
Hugh Davies and the land of the said Sir John Hanmer, 



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also a close near a certain brook called Hoylva kayer hoche 
mawr, to the intent that a fine should be levied at the next 
Great Sessions for co. fflynt, to enure (as to the property at 
Kelliloveday and Skiviock) to the use of the said Rice Jones 
in fee simple, and to enure (as to the rest of the said property) 
to the use of the said Hugh Davies in fee simple. Witnesses : 
William Morgan ; Thomas Sherratt ; John Winne of Wepp- 
tra ; Kinricke David ; Thomas Wright ; Hughe Parrye. 

D.D. 1196. Grant, dated 15 Oct. 1603, from William 
ap Hugh ap Rees ap leuan of Skiviocke, co. ffiint, gent., to 
Hughe Davies of Haulkin, co. fflint, gent., of a parcel of land 
called Gwern y gwythil in Haulkin aforesaid, and a parcel of 
land called Y wern bach in Brynford, co. fflint, to be held of 
the chief lord of the fee by the accustomed rent and services. 
Consideration, the settlement of the inheritance of the said 
property. Witnesses : Richard ap Richard . . . ; Robarte 
Walker ; fFoulk Davies. 

D.D. 1197. Indenture, dated 6 June 1605, being a 
grant from Thomas Ravenscrofte of Bretton, co. fflint, esq., 
to John Humfrey of Leadbrooke in the same county, gent., 
of a tenement in fflint and Bolles, late in the tenure of Richard 
ap Thomas ap Ithell and Thomas ap Richard ap Thomas, a 
tenement in fflint and Bolles aforesaid, in the tenure of Ken- 
rick ap David leuan and Kenrick ap Thomas ap David, and 
all realty late of Edward Stanley, esq., in fflint and Bolles, 
late in the tenures of the said Richard ap Thomas ap Ithell, 
Thomas ap Richard, Kenrick ap David ap leuan and Kenrick 
ap Thomas ap David, and now in the tenure of the said John 
Humfrey, which said property had by deed, dated 10 Mar. 
1600-1 been granted by the said John Humfrey to the said 
Thomas Ravenscrofte on certain trusts therein contained. 
Witnesses : Arth. Ravenscrofte ; William Dymocke ; Tho. 
Crackby ; Tho. ap Richard. 

D.D. 1198. Assignment, dated 20 June 1605, from 
John Gravell of the town of fflint, to Richard Parker of the 
same place, yeoman, of a lease for 100 years of all the mes- 
suages and lands in fflint, Counshillt and the franchises of 
fflint and elsewhere in co. fflint, late of Robert Gravell (father 
of the said John Gravell), which said lease was granted 
by the said Robert Gravell to the said John Gravell on 
I Jan. 1603-4. Witnesses : Ro. Salusbury ; Pieres Rogers ; 
David Spicer ; Humfrey Woodes ; [? Henry] Piers ; Thomas 
Browne. 



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D.D. 1199. vSiTRRENDER AND ASSIGNMENT, dated I July 
1605, from Robert Gravell of the town of fflint, to his son and 
heir apparent, John Gravell, of all his realty in fflint, Coun- 
shill and the franchises of fflint. Consideration, natural 
affection. Witnesses : Ro. Salusbury ; Pieres Roger ; David 
Spicer ; Humffrey Woodes ; Thomas Browne ; [? Henry] 
Piers. 

D.D. 1200. Indenture, dated 6 July, 1605, whereby 
John Gravell of fflint, co. fflint, and his brother Robert Gravell, 
in consideration of a marriage lately solemnized between the 
said John Gravell and his wife Anne (daughter of Richard 
Parker of fflint aforesaid) and of her marriage portion, grants 
to Robert Salusbury of Leadbrook, co. fflint, esq., and John 
Humfrey of Leadbrook aforesaid, gent., all the realty of the 
said grantors, in fflint, Counshillt. and the franchsies of fflint 
and elsewhere in co. fflint, upon trust (as to a messuage in fflint, 
called The neii) house, in the occupation of Margery, the 
mother of the said grantors, and 4 bays of the bam adjoining, 
a close of land in Counshillt, called Quoytkay Batkin, and 2 
closes called The whitefieldes) for the said John Gravell and 
his wife Anne for their lives, with remainder to their first and 
other sons successively in tail, with remainders over ; and on 
trust (as to the residue of the said property) for the said John 
Gravell for his life, with remainder to his first and other sons 
successively in tail, witu remainders over. Witnesses : Roger 
Salusburye ; Humffrey^ Woodes ; Pieres [Rogers] ; Henry 
Piers ; Robert Evans ; William Gleegg ; Thomas Bunnell ; 
John Salusbury : Thomas Browne of fflint ; Richard Parker ; 
Roger Humfrey. 

D.D. 1201. Assignment, dated 24 Sept. 1607, from 
John Humfrey of Greate Leadbroke, co. Flint, gent., to his 
natural son, Humfrey Jones, of his interest in a lease (granted 
on 7 Feb. 1590-1 by Robert vSalusbury of Leadbroke Vechan, 
CO. Flint, esq., to the said John Humfrey ; for the lives of 
Humfrey ap John Humfrey, Mary verch John Humfrey and 
Ellen verch John Humfrey, the children of the said lessee), of 
2 parcels of land in [the town of] Flint, containing 12 acres, 
one of which parcels is in a close called Kuoyi kay glase lying 
between the land of Richard Mostyn, gent., and the lands of 
the said Robert Salusburv, and in breadth between the lands 
purchased by the said John Humfrey from Edward Standley, 
esq., the second parcel being in a close called Groft y velin, 
and lying between the lands of the said Robert Salusbury 
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breadth between the lands of Raffe Ravenscrofte, gent., and 
the lands of the said John Hnmf rey, also his interest in a lease, 
dated lo Oct. 1591 (granted by the said Robert Salusbury to 
the said John Humfrey, for the lives of the said Humfrey ap 
John and Ellen verch John), of a messuage in FUnt aforesaid, 
in the tenure of Richarde ap John, and 2 acres of land in 
Flint, lying between the lands of Richarde Mostyn, gent., and 
extending in length from the lands of the said Robert Salus- 
bury to the lands of the said Richard Mostyn. Consideration, 
natural affection. Witnesses : Edward Jones ; Richard Parry ; 
Thomas ap Richard. 

D.D. 1202. Grant, dated 26 Oct. 1608, from Edward 
Mostin of Greenfila, co. fflynt, esq., John Humfrey of Lead- 
brooke, co. fflynt, gent., Evan Lloid of Wickwer, co. Denbigh, 
gent., Thomas Edwardes of Penbedow, co. Denbigh, gent., 
Thomas Jones of Talare, co. fflynt, gent., and Rice ap leuan 
of Boles, CO. fflynt, gent., to Jonet verch Ellice of fflynt, widow, 
of a burgage, garden and land in the town of fflynt, in the 
tenure of the said grantee, lying between the land of John 
Baxter and having the land of William Lloid at one end and 
the land called Towne ditche at the other end, to be held of the 
chief lord of the fee by the accustomed rents and services. 
Consideration, ^^5. The grantors appoint Edward ap Ellice ap 
Jenkin of Caervallaugh, co. fflynt, gent., as attorney to give hv- 
ery of seisin. Witnesses: John ap leuan ap Hugh of Wickwer; 
Evan Roberts ; Pieres Rogers ; John Griffith ; Roger ap Rees 
Goch ; Rees ap leuan ; John ffowlk ; Hughe Jones ; John ap 
leuan ap Hugh ; Thomas Jones ; Rees Wynne ; Hugh Ed- 
wardes ; David ap Morgan of KiUey ; Thomas Piers of Nan- 
nerch ; Henry ap David ap John of Tre Edenowen ; Thomas 
ap leuan Kenricke of Cayrdrwys ; Henry Walter ; David ap 
Robert of Gwayniscoed. Witnesses to hvery of seisin : Barth- 
olomew Jones ; Pieres Roger ; Thomas Roger ; Rees ap Ed- 
ward ; Morgan ap LleweHn ; David ap Rees ap John ; John 
Powell ; Thomas Morris. Latin. 

D.D. 1203. Indenture, dated 5 July 1609, being a 
grant in perpetuity, subject to an annual rent of 28s. from 
Sir Thomas Hanmer of Hanmer, co. fflynt, knt., and John 
Humphrey of Leadbrooke in the same county, gent., to 
Myles Whittackres of the * Stronde,' co. Middlesex, gent., 
of a messuage and lands in the forest of Tryth5m in Moulde 
and Mouldesdale, co. fflynt, of the yearly value of 21s. and in 
the tenure of John W5m ap John ap Ithell, and a parcel of 
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in the tenure of John W}^ ap John ap Ithell, but now of John 
Edneved, being of the yearly value of 7s., but subject (as to 
the said property in the forest of Tythyn) to a lease granted 
to the said John Wyn ap John ap Ithell and Ellianer his wife, 
for their Hves, and subject fas to the whole property) to a 
conveyance made by the said Sir Thomas Hanmer and Sir 
John Hanmer to Piers Williams on certain trusts, and subject 
to the said vearly rent of 28s. reserved by the Right Hon. 
Henry late Earl of Derby and fferdinand, late I/)rd Straunge 
by a deed dated 31 Oct. 1580 made between them and William 
Bairstall the elder and his son William Bairstall the younger, 
of Howldesworth, co. York. Consideration, £160. Witnesses 
Edw. Badbye ; WiUiam Harbin ; Ran. Hanmer ; Hen. Phil- 
lipes ; John Launcelott, 

D.D. 1204. Indenture, dated i Aug. 1609, being a 
covenant by Edward Mostin of Greenfild, co. fflynt, esq., and 
Elizabeth, his wife, to levy at the next Great Sessions for co. 
fflynt, to John Humfrey and Pieres Rogers, both of Lead- 
brooke, co. fflynt, gentlemen, John Rogers, and Rees ap 
leuan both of Boles, co. fflynt, gentlemen, Jane Pennant of 
Brynford, co. fflynt, widow, Roger ap Rees of Boles aforesaid, 
yeoman, Thomas Peires of Penbedowe, co. Denbigh, gent., 
David ap Robert, gent., and Jonet verch Ellis, widow, both 
of the town and county of fflynt, leuan ap Ithell of Soughton, 
CO. fflvnt, gent., and his son and heir apparent, John ap leuan 
ap Ithell, and David ap John ap leuan (son of the said John 
ap leuan) of 12 messuages, &c., and 340 acres of land in 
fflynt, fflyntfild. Boles and Coleshill otherwise Counshillt, 
[co. fflynt] to enure (as to so much of the said property as 
had been purchased respectively by the said John Humfreys, 
Peires Rogers, John Rogers, Rees ap leuan, Jane Pennant, 
Roger ap Rees, Thomas Pieres, David ap Robert, Jonet verch 
Ellis, letian ap Ithell, John ap leuan ap Ithell, and David 
ap John ap leuan) to such purchasers in fee simple respect- 
ively. [This deed has not been executed.] 

D.D. 1205. Indenture, dated 30 Sept., 1609, being a 
grant from John Edwardes of Shotten in the parish of Hawar- 
den, CO. fflint, yeoman, to Edward Ravenscroft of Broodloane 
in the same parish, gent., of a tenement in Ewlo, co. fflint, 
in the tenure of Peeter Weigh, a messuage and lands at a 
place called § ear me field, in Ewlo aforesaid, in the tenure of 
Ales Wilcocke, widow, a croft of grotmd called the Gorsed field 
in Ewlo in the tenure of Harry Ledsham, a croft at a pla^se 
called Dyars halle in Ewlo, in the tenure of John Hervie, 

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a croft in Ewlo, called Brandard croft, in the tenure of the said 
Edward Ravenscroft, a close in Ewlo, called The black moore, 
a parcel of land in Ewlo lying near a place called The ould 
house, in the tenure of Ellen Davie, widow, a messuage and 
lands in Ewlo in the tenure of Richard Yercod, a croft in Ewlo 
and a quillet of ground at a place called Shotton lane, all 
which said property comprises 25 acres and was with other 
lands purchased by the said John Edwardes from Edward 
Mordant, esq., Elizabeth his wife, and their son and heir, 
Charles Mordant. Consideration, £11.0. Witnesses : Wyllim 
Gnrffeth ; Edward Watney ; Rondle Whitley ; Thomas Sparke ; 
Robert Warde ; Peeter Wiche. 

D.D. 1206. Indenture, dated 18 June 1610, being a 
mortgage for £20 from William Bell of Colchester, co. Essex, 
mariner, to Kenrick ap leuan of the city of Chester, innholder, 
of a messuage in Yewlow, co. Flint, late in the tenure of Eliza- 
beth Clough, otherwise Foxe, widow, and being of the yearly 
value of 40S., of which said messuage Cicily ap leuan, now 
wife of the said Kenricke ap leuan, and late wife of Roger 
Bell, deceased (father of the said William Bell) is entitled to 
one third as her dower. The mortgage is made subject to a 
yearly rent of 6s. 8d. payable to Robert Stanley, son and heir 
apparent of Edward Stanley of Yewlowe, co. Flint, deceased. 
Witnesses : Thomas Westbie ; William Johnes, servant ; Wil- 
liam Salusbury ; Daniell Greene ; Edward Price Witnesses : 
to hvery of seisin : Hugh Lewis Gwyn ; Nicholas Kenrick ; 
John ap leuan ; John David ap leuan ; Gruffith Kenrick ; 
Rondall Thomas ; Kenrick ap Richard ; Richard ffoxe ; 
Daniel Kenrick. 

D.D. 1207. Indenture, dated 13 June 1611, being a 
lease from William Gryffith of Aston, co. Flint, gent., to John 
ffox of Great Mancot, co. FHnt, husbandman, and Jane his 
wife, of a tenement in the tenure of the said John fFox in 
Great Mancot aforesaid, and 2 parcels ot land called The lower 
shawes, lying between the Parsons hate on the south and a 
croft called The dale croft on the north, also a butt of land in 
Mancot fielde above the hill there and in the said county of 
Fhnt, adjoining the lands of Thomas Whitley, gent., on the 
west, and the lands of Thomas Ravenscroft on the north, 
and Mr. Whitley's land on the south, all which said premises 
are situate near Mancot and Aston aforesaid. Consideration, 
£10, and the surrender of a previous lease. Term, the lives 
of the said lessees and of Richard ffox, son of William ffox 
of the Moore, co. Flint, husbandman. Yearly rent, 13s., and 



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a chief rent of i6d. to the said Edward Button of the city of 
Giester, alderman, and a chief rent of i6d. to the said Thomas 
Ravenscroft. John lycdsam of Great Mancot aforesaid, 
yeoman, and Randnlphe IVIinshiill of Harwarden, co. FMnt, 
yeoman, are appointed attorneys to give hvery of seisin of 
the said premises. Witnesses : Huinf rey EUis ; WiUiam 
Mosse ; WiUiam ftoxe ; Richard Harvie ; John Grylfith ; 
Rand. Minshull, scriptor. 

D.D. 1208. Indenture, dated 22 Mar. 1614-15, being 
a lease for 21 years from Thomas Whitley of Aston, co. Fhnt, 
gent., to John Hibbart of Mancott, co. Fhnt, husbandman, 
of a close (sometime divided into 2 closes) called Hewster's 
croft, situate at Mancott aforesaid, and lying between the 
land of Thomas Ravenscrofte, esq., in the occupation of Rich- 
ard Sparke of Mancott, husbandman, on the north and south 
sides, and also a parcel of land caUed The meare meadow, 
lying in Mancott-tielde in the township of Aston between the 
land of William Griihth of Aston, gent., on the north, and the 
lands of Roger Ravenscroft, cltrk, on the south, and abutting 
on the land of the said Thomas Whitley called Goose-moore 
on the west, and extending toward the road called Broad- 
waie, leading from Mancott to Aston, on the east, also 2 
' bayes of building ' lately erected by the said John Hibbart 
on a piece of ground of the said Thomas Whitley, called Man- 
cot meadow, adjoining Saltney side in Mancot aforesaid, now 
used as a sheepcot by the said John Hibbart. Consideration, 
£24. Yearly rent, los., and all suits and duties. Witnesses : 
John Hanmer ; John Bradshaw ; Thomas Cartwright ; Rand. 
Minshull, scriptor. 

D.D. 1209. Indenture, dated 26 April 1616, being a 
grant in perpetuity from Thomas Evans of the city of Chester, 
gent., (one of the sons of Kenricke Evans of the city of Chester, 
alderman, deceased), to Richard Shone of the same city, 
tallow chandler, of a tenement in Yewlow, co. fflinte, late in 
the tenure of IsabeU Clough otherwise fioxe, widow, and now 
of Richard fioxe, which said property was bequeathed by the 
will of the said Kenricke Evans to the said Thomas Evans, sub- 
ject to a yearly rent of Os. 8d. payable to Robert Stanley 
(son and heir of Edward Stanley of Yewlow, esq., deceased) 
and his heirs. Consideration, £30. Witnesses : Hugh Daven- 
port ; John WiUiams ; Wilham Meysome ; Peter Piers ; 
Ivancellott Franckland ; John Wilson. Memorandum (en- 
dorsed), dated 8 July 1616, states that the said Thomas Evans, 
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of the said property. Witnesses : Ralphe Breysington ; 
Richard ap Ithell ; Robert ffoxe ; John Shone ; William 
Huntington. 

D.D. 1210. Indenture, dated 8 Oct. 1619, being a 
lease from Thomas Whytley of Aston, co. fflynt, gent., to Sir 
Thomas Brereton of Woolvesacre, co. fflynt, knt., Roger 
Brereton of Clayton, co. Stafford, gent., Robert Byrkened 
of Brimcoyd, co. fflynt, gent., and Raphe Brereton of the city 
of London, haberdasher, of a messuage and lands in Aston, 
and Yelow, co. fflynt, late in the tenure of Thomas Chatterton, 
deceased, and now of the said lessor. Term : 80 years, if 
EUzabeth Whytley, (wife of the said Thomas Whytley, and 
sister of the said Roger Brereton and Raphe Brereton) 
should so long hve. Yearly rent, i8s. Consideration, a 
marriage already solemnized between the said Thomas Whyt- 
ley and Ehzabeth Whytley his wife. Witnesses : WiUiam 
Brereton; Robert Griffith ; Roger WiUings; Thomas IVlilhngton. 

D.D. 1211, Indenture, dated 7 June 1623, being a 
lease from Anne Mostyn of Ewlow, co. fflint, widow, John 
Humfrey of Leadbrooke, co. fflint, gent., and Humfrey Jones 
of Fleet Street, London, gent., to Harrie Humfrey of Lead- 
brooke aforesaid (one of the sons of the said John Humfrey), 
of a messuage in the town of fflint, late in the tenure of ffoulke 
ap Robert, deceased, and now of Morris ap William, and 3 
acres in Counshillt otherwise Coleshill, co. fflint, late in the 
tenure of the said ffoulke ap Robert, whereof one acre hes 
in a place called The whitfield otherwise Maesgwin, within a 
close called Our ladies lands, and the other 2 acres he between 
the lands of the heirs of Werburton, and the way called 
Cornist-lane and lie in breadth between the lands late of 
Thomas Salusburie, bastard, and the lands called The hill lane. 
Term : 70 years, if the said Henrie Humfrey, Marie Pennant 
(wife of Hugh Peimant of Whitford, co. fflint, gent.) and Ellen 
Maurice (wife of Thomas Maurice of Weppra, co. fflint, gent.) 
the daughters of the said John Humfrey should so long hve. 
Yearly rent, 26s. 8d. Consideration, £20, paid to Robert 
Stanley of Ewlow, esq., the father of the said Anne Mostyn. 
Witnesses : John Evans ; Hugh Pennant ; Piers ap leuan 
of fflint ; Edw. Humfrey. 

D.D. 1212. Indenture, dated 16 Sept, 1626, being a 
grant from Thomas Pennant of Bychtan, co. fflin t, esq., to 
Edward Ravenscrofte of Aston in the said coimty, gent., of 
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(containing i6 acres), lying between the highway called 
Shotten-lane and the highway called Aston-lane and extending 
in breadth from the lands of Thomas Ravenscrofte, esq., now 
in the tenure of Thomas MiUington, and the lands late of 
Charles Mordaunt, esq., in the tenure of Thomas Sparke, to 
the lands of Richard Coventrie, in the tenure of Evan Porter. 
The grantor appoints Gregone Moore of Aston aforesaid to 
give hvery of seisin of the said property. Consideration, a 
sum of money. Witnesses : Gr. Parry ; John lyangford ; 
John Wynne ; Watkin Kiffin ; Lud. Parry. Witnesses to 
Uvery of seisin on 13 Nov. 1626 : Roger Sharpe ; WiUiam 
Cowley ; Thomas Milner ; Wilham Ecclesham. 

D.D. 1213. Indenture, dated 20 Sept. 1626, being a 
release from John Griffith of Brithdire, co. Fhnt, gent., and 
Grace his wife, to Edward Ravenscrofte of Aston, co. Fhnt, 
gent., of 2 parcels of land called Jenkin ryddinges, situate in 
Ewlowe, CO. Fhnt (comprising ib acres), lying between the 
highway called Shotton land, and the highway called Aston 
lane, and extending from the lands of Thomas Ravenscrofte, 
esq., late in the tenure of Thomas Milhngley, and the lands 
late of Charles Mordant, esq., late in the tenure of Thomas 
Sparke, to the land late of Richard Coventrie, in the tenure of 
leuan Porter. Witnesses : Gregorie More ; Wilham Hughes ; 
Ivconard Griffith ; WiUiam Ivcdesham ; Hugh lycdesham. 

D.D. 1214. Indenture, dated i Dec. 1628, being a lease 
for lb years from the Right Hon. Ahce, Countess Dowager of 
Derby, to Thomas Whitley of Aston in the parish of Hawarden, 
CO. fflint, gent., of 6 parcels of land in Aston aforesaid. Yearly 
rent, 6s. and the accustomed duties and services. Consideration, 
£4. Witnesses: George Gofe; Richard Weeber; John Barlow. 

D.D. 1215. Indenture, dated 10 Feb. 1628-9, being a 
lease from Wilham TroUocke of Puhord, co. Chester, yeoman, 
to Thomas ap Richard Egerton of the town and county of 
fflint, yeoman, Margery his wife, and Kydwalader ap Thomas, 
his son, of a messuage in fflint aforesaid, in the tenure of the 
said Thomas ap Richard Egerton, and a burgage of land in 
fflint, lying between the lands of Robert Ravenscrofte, esq., 
and the lands of Humfrey Woods and between Glover street 
and Nizuares-lane. Term: the hves of the said lessees. Year- 
ly rent, 4s. 4d., a heriot of 6s. 8d. on the death of each life 
in the lease, payable to the lessor, and I2d. payable to the king 
yearly. Consideration, £3. Witnesses: Wm. Robertes; Hum- 
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D.D. 1216. Indenture, dated 13 Oct. 1632, being a 
grant from George Ravenscroft of Mancot, co. fflint, gent., 
to Thomas Whitley of Aston, co. fflint, gent., of a tenement 
in the hamlet of Mancot in the parish of Hawarden, co. fflint, 
late in the tenure of Roger Ravenscroft and now of the said 
George Ravenscroft. Witnesses : Thomas Ravenscroft ; R. 
Litler; J a. JVIidlehurst ; Thomas Wiat. Witnesses to livery of 
seisin : William MinshuU ; Edward Ithell ; Richard Bennet ; 
Richard Porter. 

D.D. 1217. Draft of Indenture, dated 18 Sept. 1634, 
being a mortgage for 1^625 from John Aldersey of Daniells 
Ashe in the parish of Hawarden, co. fflint, esq., and Katherine 
bis wife, to John Humfrey of the town and county of fflint, 
gent., of a capital messuage, &c., called Coed-onn, in Bolles in 
the parish and coimty of fflint, and closes of land in Coed-onn, 
Bolles, fflint, fflintfield, and Atticrosse, co. fiiint, called Kaye 
newydd (4 parcels), Y fron goch, Y spout, Quetkay yr gwartheg, 
Croft ffoxlow, Tir paham, Quetkay yr skubor, Yr rwyddfyd 
(2 closes), Quetkay yr morva, Quetkay yr weirglodd, Y weirglodd 
hir, Gweirglodd y mar fa, and an acre of land in Tir y bont. 

D.D. 1218. Final Concord in a fine levied at the 
king's court for co. fihnt, held at fflint on 13 Oct. 1634, before 
John Bridgeman, knt., Serjeant at law, and Marmaduke 
L,loyd, knt., both justices of the said court, whereby John 
Aldersey, esq., and Catherine his wife, defendants, admitted 
that a messuage, garden and orchard and 146 acres of land in 
Coedonne, fihnt, flhntfield, Attercrosse and Bolles were the 
property of John Humfrey of fflint, gent. Latin. 

D.D. 1219. Indenture, dated 19 May 1635, being a 
lease from Robert Morgan of Gouldgreave, co. fflint, esq., to 
Elhs Jones of Rhelofnoyd, co. fflint, gent., of a tenement in 
Rhelofnoyd aforesaid, formerly in the tenure of Griffith John 
and Margaret his wife, late in the tenure of Edward Jones 
and now of the said EUis Jones. Term : the hves of the said 
Elhs Jones, EHzabeth his wife, and John Johnes, the younger 
son of the said EUis Jones. Yearly rent, £y. Consideration, 
^^30 paid by the said Elhs Jones to his brother Edward Jones 
for the surrender of his interest in the said property to the said 
Robert Morgan, and ;^20 to be paid by the said EUis Jones 
to ffoulke ap John ap Hughe in satisfaction of debts due 
from Edward Hughes of Gwayniscor, which the said Robert 
Morgan had undertaken to discharge. Witnesses: Rees Jones; 
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D.D. 1220. Indenture, dated 16 Mar. 1636-7, being a 
lease for 40 years from Thomas Ravenscrofte of Bretton, co. 
fidint, esq., to Robert Whitley of Aston, co. flflint, gent., of a 
capital messuage at Aston in the parish of Hawarden, co. 
fihnt, m the occupation of the said lessor, and closes of land 
caUed The moore, The banne crofte, The greene heye, The rye 
field, The two Higgins crofts and Aston meadow, all lying in 
Aston and Ewlowe in the said parish of Hawarden, and 
being late the property of WiUiam Gruffith, deceased. Con- 
sideration, £350 paid by Thomas Whitley of Aston, afore- 
said, the father of the said Robert Whitley. Witnesses : 
Roger Wilbraham ; Thomas Ravenscrofte ; Roger Whitley ; 
Henry Plate ; WiUiam Madocke ; Morgan Wright ; EUis 
Edwardes. 

D.D. 1221. Writ, dated 19 Oct. 1637, 'to the sherifE of 
CO. Fhnt, to put Edward Griffith, alderman, in possession of a 
messuage and 146 acres of land in Ehnt, which he had recovered 
in the king's court before the justice of Fhnt, from WiUiam 
Cowley and John Hughes, both of Fhnt, yeomen, and to pro- 
duce the said WiUiam Cowley and John Hughes before the 
king's justice of the Great Sessions for co. Fhnt, on the first 
day of the next sessions to pay the said Edward Griffith, 
alderman, £5 9s. 3d. the damages awarded to him in the case. 
A return by Thomas Mostyn, esq., sheriff, (endorsed) states 
that he had given possession of the said property, and that 
the said WiUiam Cowley and John Hughes non sunt inventi 
in his baihwick. Latin. 

D.D. 1222. Indenture, dated 16 Nov. 1639, being a 
lease for 31 years from John Humfrey of Fhnt, gent., to 
Humfrey Jones of the same place, gent., of a capital messuage 
caUed Coed onn, situate in BoUes in the parish and county of 
Flint, also closes caUed Kaye newydd, Y fron goch, Y spoute, 
Quetkay yr gwartheg, Crofte ffoxlow, Tir paham, Quitekay yr 
skyhor, Y rwyddfyd, Quitekay yr morfa, Quitekay yr weirglodd, 
Y weirglodd hir, Gweirglodd y morva, and about one acre in 
Tir y bont, aU situate in Coed Onne, BoUes, Fhnt, and Atti- 
crosse, co. Fhnt. Yearly rent, los., if demanded. Consider- 
ation, £'320. Witnesses: Ric. Spicer, clerk; Edw. Humfreys; 
Harrie Spicer of Fhnt. Memorandum (endorsed) states that 
this deed was shown to certain witnesses before a commission 
held at the house of Edward Parry of BagiUs, in the case of 
Katherine Humphries, plaintiff v. Rice Jones, defendant, on 
29 Mar. 1665, before P. Mostyn, Henry I^ewis, and Humphrey 
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D.D. 1223. Indenture, dated 20 Aug. 1640, being a 
lease from Humfrey Jones of the town and county of Flint, 
gent., to Thomas Rondle of Holly well, co. Fhnt, yeoman, of 
a tenement in Hollywell aforesaid, late in the tenure of Rondle 
David lyloyde (deceased father of the said Thomas Rondle), 
and now of the said Thomas Rondle. Term, 80 years, if 
the said Thomas Rondle should so long hve. Yearly rent, 
30S., 2 capons at Christmas, and 2 hens at Candlemas. Con- 
sideration, ;^I2. Witnesses : Thomas Lewis ; Thomas ap 
Robert ; ffoulke [? Roberts] ; Thomas Price ; Richard Lloyd ; 
Peter Kenricke. 

D.D. 1224. Probate of the Will, dated 17 Aug. 1642, 
of Wilham ap Hugh ap Rees ap leuan of the parish of Ski- 
viocke, CO. fllmt. Testator, who desired to be buried in the 
parish church of Skiviocke, bequeathed as follows : — To my 
grand child Jane 2 of my best pewter dishes ; to my daughter 
Jane a brass pan bought from Lewis the taylor ; to my ser- 
vants John Piers and Grace his wife an annuity of 30s., 
charged on a close of land in Mannergh, co. fiUnt, called Coit- 
kay yr skybor, which I devise (subject thereto) to my son 
Rees Wilhams together with all my realty in the parish of 
Naimergh, for his life, with remainder to his issue, with re- 
mainder to his brother Peter Wilhams and his issue, with 
remainder to Hugh Piers Wilhams (youngest son of my said 
son Peter Wilhams) and his issue, with remainder to my 
daughters, Jane and Gwen ; to my said son Peter Wilhams 
and his son WiUiam Piers the residue of my realty (subject to 
an armuity of 20s. to my daughter Jane) with remainders 
over ; my said son Peter Wilhams to be executor. Witnesses : 
Thomas Morris, scriptor ; John ap John Piers ; Grace verch 
John Wilham. The probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 1225. Indenture, dated 8 Jan. 1643-4, being a 
lease for 5 years from Humfrey Jones of the town of fliint, 
gent., to Thomas Kenricke of the same place, yeoman, of 
the capital messuage called Coed-onne, in Bolles in the parish 
and coimty of fiflint, and a messuage and lands in Bolles afore- 
said in the tenure of Hugh Griffith. Yearly rent, ;^io. Wit- 
nesses : Griffith Edward ; Edw. Humf rys ; Harry Humfrey ; 
Roger Jones ; Humfrey Salusburie ; Thomas David of fllint. 

D.D. 1226. Probate of the Will, dated 2 Sept. 1647, 
of Elhce Wilhams of Northoppe, co. fiSint, gent. Testator 
bequeathed as foUows : — ^To my son Kenricke Wilham £60 ; 
to my sons Peeter Wilhams and Wilham Wilhams and my 



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daughters Katherin Williams and Margaret Williams, £45 
each ; to my daughter Mary WiUiaras £30 ; all the foregoing 
legacies to be charged on the tenement in Northoppe and 
Leadbrooke Major, co. fflint, in the tenure of Thomas David, 
and on the lands appertaining thereto (purchased from 
Thomas Ravenscrofte and Robert Ravenscrofte, esqrs., de- 
ceased) and to be paid by my son and heir, John WiUiams ; 
to William WiUiams, John WiUiams and Nicholas WiUiams 
(sons of my brother Kenricke Wilhams) 20s. each ; to the 
reparation of Northoppe Giurch, los. ; to my maid servant 
Margaret verch David, 20s. ; Residue of my personalty to my 
daughter and executrix, Mary WiUiams ; my brother Ken- 
ricke WiUiams and my brother in law Edward Humphrey to 
be overseers of my wiU. Witnesses : John Watson; Ken- 
ricke WiUiams ; Da. Evans ; WiU. WiUiams. Adminis- 
tration granted at St. Asaph on 6 Feb. 1647-8 to Anne 
WiUiams (widow of the testator) during the nunority of the 
said executrix. 

D.D. 1227. Indenture, dated 16 Feb. 1650-1, being a 
grant from EHzabeth Whittley of Aston, co. fflint (widow of 
Thomas Whittley, esq., deceased) and Roger Brereton of 
Cleyton, co. Stafford, gent., to Robert Whittley, gent., (son 
and heir of the said Thomas Whittley), of a tenement in Aston 
aforesaid, in the tenure of Edward Shone, and a tenement in 
Aston and Yewlowe, co. fflint, in the tenure of Thomas Chat- 
terton, which the said Thomas Whittley by indentures, dated 
6 Oct. 1619, demised to Sir Thomas Brereton, knt., deceased, 
the said Roger Brereton and to Robert Berkened and Ralph 
Brereton (both since deceased) in trust for the said EHzabeth 
Whittley for her life, in case she should survive her said hus- 
band. Witnesses : WiUiam Brereton ; WiUiam Brereton, 
junior ; ffrancis Lycett ; WiUiam Bradshow ; Ivuke I^loyd ; 
Peter ffulke ; Robert Davys. 

D.D. 1228. Indenture, dated 5 April 1651, being a 
declaration by Morgan Thomas of Gwaynygor, co. fflint, 
yeoman, and Jonett, his wife, that a fine levied at the Great 
Sessions now being held for co. fflint, between John Whytley 
and John Lloyd, plaintiffs, and Robert Whytley of Aston, 
CO. fflint, esq., and the said Morgan Thomas and his wife 
Jonett, defendants, of 27 messuages, a windmiU, dovecote, 
1 156 acres of land and common of pasture in Aston, Shotton, 
YeoUow otherwise Ewlow, Great Mancot, L^ittle Mancot, 
Moore, Hawarden, Broughton, Pentrehobin, Beestree, Pades- 
wood, Skiviocke, Mannerch, and Mould (aU of which property 



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except one messuage and 26 acres in Skiviocke and Nannerch, 
was the inheritance of the said Robert Whytley) should 
enure (except the said property in Skiviocke and Nannerch) 
to the use of the appointees of the said Robert Whytley, and 
that the fine as to the said property in Skiviocke and Nannerch 
should enure to the use of the appointees of the said Morgan 
Thomas and Jonett his wife. Witnesses : fioulke Salusbury ; 
John Ivloyd ; Thomas Wyrme. 

D.D. 1229. Indenture, dated i July 1651, being a 
grant from Roger Jones of Coed-onn in the parish and county 
of iHint, gent., to Robert Pennant of Dunning in the same 
county, gent., of a tenement in the village of HoUiwell, co. 
flhnt, late in the tenure of Randle David Lloyd, deceased, 
and now of Thomas Randle, also closes of land in HoUiwell 
aforesaid, called Yr ardd-gowarch, Gardd yr efel, Quetgie uch 
pen y tuy, Manner gweyrgiodd y dre, Y pwll kyffredin, Y tri 
chefn yn y maes ucha, lythyn Lewelyn yn y maes ucha, Y tri 
chefn yn y maes issa, Y keven wrth berth y terfyn, Y coppi, 
Quetgie byihan, Y llwyn, Y jron, and Yr helt bach. Con- 
sideration, ;^48 8s. Witnesses : Edward Pennant ; Humfrey 
Mauiier, clerk ; Robert Edwards, clerk ; Edward Humf reys ; 
Robt. Wyime ; Richard ap . . . ; Thomas ap John Thomas. 

D.D. 1230. Indenture, dated 21 June 1652, being a 
lease from Edward Morgan of Gouldgreve, co. fliint, esq., to 
Robert ap John ap Harne of Rhelofnoid in the same county, 
mason, and Anne his wife, of a messuage and lands in Rhel- 
ofnoid aforesaid, in the tenure of the said lessees. Term : 99 
years, if the said lessees and their son Richard, or the sur- 
vivor of them should so long Hve. Yearly rent, 2s. 6d., and 
3 hens at Christmas. Consideration, £4. Witnesses: Edward 
Bennett ; Pe. Mostyn. 

D.D. 1231. Inventory for probate purposes, dated 
25 Nov. 1652, of the goods of Hugh ap Hugh of the parish of 
Hollywell, co. Flint, deceased, appraised by Thomas ap Hugh 
Richard, Thomas ap Edward Henry Thomas and Thomas 
Parry, all of the said parish of Hollywell. Total value, 
£39 i8s. 2d. Certificate by George Potts that the inventory 
was exhibited on 22 July 1653 by Mr. John Richardson, 
procurator for the executor. 

D.D. 1232. Indenture, dated 10 Aug. 1653, being a 
lease from Roger Jones of Coyed Oim, in the township and 
county of fflint, gent., to John Moris of fliint aforesaid, weaver, 



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Anne Thomas his wife, and their son Thomas Jones, of the 
tenement in which the said lessees live in the said township 
of fflint, and three acres of land there, situate between the 
lands of Thomas Ravenscrofte and Thomas Salusbury, esqrs., 
on both sides and at one end, and having; the his;hway leading 
from Coyed Onn to the town of fflint, at the other end. 
Term, 99 years, if either of the said lessees should so long 
live. Yearly rent, 31s. Consideration, f6. Witnesses: Wm. 
Clarke, clerk ; Tho. Eddows ; Thomas Pyers ; Thomas Gra- 
vell ; Thomas More. 

D.D. 1233. Indenture, dated 14 Feb. 1653-4, whereby, 
after reciting that by an indenture, dated 13 Feb. 1653-4, Sir 
John Trevor of Trevallen otherwise Allington, co. Denbigh, 
knt., George Twisleton of the town of Denbigh, esq., and 
Humphrey Ellis of Alrhey, co. fflint, (brother of Andrew Ellis 
of Alrhey aforesaid) granted to Sir Charles WoUseley of 
Wollseley Hall, co. Stafford, bart., Richard Knightley of 
ffawsley, co. Northampton, esq., John Twisleton of Dartford, 
CO. Kent, esq., John Hewley of Wistowe, co. York, esq., 
Rowland Jewkes, the younger, of the Inner Temple, London, 
gent., and Josuah Sprigge, one of the fellows of All Souls 
College, Oxford, the manor of Hope otherwise Queene Hope, 
otherwise Est5m, co. fflint, and that by an indenture, dated 
13 Feb. 1653-4, the Right Hon. Charles, Earl of Derby and 
the countess of Derby, his wife granted the said property to 
the said Sir Charles Wollseley, Richard Knightley, John 
Twisleton, John Hewley, Rowland Jewkes and Josuah 
Sprigge, who by the present indenture declare that they hold 
the said property on trust (as to one third share thereof) for 
the said Sir John Trevor, on trust (as to one third share there- 
of) for the said George Twisleton, and on trust (as to the re- 
maining one-third ^are of the said property) for the said 
Andrew Ellis. Witnesses : Symon ffincham ; Richard Sey- 
mer'; William ffoxwist ; Edward Thome ; Hugh Bodurda ; 
Row. Griffith. 

D.D. 1234. Indenture, dated 10 April 1654, being a 
grant from Dymocke Walpole of Louth, co. Lincoln, gent., 
ffrancis Godfrey of the parish of St. Andrew, High Holborne, 
CO. Middlesex, taylor, and Joane his wife (niece and one of 
the two coheirs of Thomas Doughty of Metton, co. Norfolk, 
gent., deceased, being the only daughter and heiress of Mar- 
garett ffarthing, deceased, the late wife of James ffarthing, 
which Margarett was the eldest sister of the said Thomas 
Doughty), to Robert Doughton of Hanworth, co. Norfolk, 



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gent., of the fee simple of the moiety of the following proper- 
ty: — The capital messuage of the said Thomas Doughty, with 
its appurtenances comprising 2 acres in Metton aforesaid, a 
close of land called Bawchins {2\ acres), with a cottage there- 
on, 4 closes of land called The rye pi^itell (3 roods), Guilberts' 
close (2a. 3r.), The marie pitt close (6 acres), The sand pitt 
close (2a. 3r.), a close (| acre), bounded by the land of Richard 
Talbott, clearke, on the east and west sides and abutting on 
the said Sandpitt close and the said Marlepitt close on the 
south, a close (^ acre) bounded by land occupied by Peter 
Marke on the east, lands in the tenure of Robert Miller on the 
west and abutting on a rood of land in Metton next the 
Purrell-way there, towards the south and on the lands in the 
tenures of the said Peter Marke and Robert Miller on the 
north, a close (i acre), in the form of a ' squire ' in Metton, 
lying between the Purrell-way, dividing Metton and Han- 
worth, on the south, and the lands of divers men on the north, 
and abutting on the passage leading from the said capital 
messuage to Hanworth-field towards the west, and the lands 
in the tenure of the said Peter Marke on the east, a close 
(5 acres), divided by a dyke into 2 enclosures, lying in Metton 
between the said Purrel-way on the south, the said Bawchins- 
close and the said capital messuage, &c., on the north, the 
said passage on the east and a park-wav there and the said 
Bawchin's-close on the west, a close called The long meadow 
(2 acres) in Hanworth aforesaid, a close (i^ acres) in Hanworth 
lying between the said Purrell-way dividing Metton and Han- 
worth, on the north, the lands of divers men on the south, and 
abutting on the said Long meadow and Purrell-way on the 
west, all which above mentioned premises are in the tenures 
of EHzabeth Robinson, widow and Robert Hogan ; a close 
(3a. ir.) in Hanworth and Metton, abutting on the last men- 
tioned close and lands in the tenure of the said Peter Mark 
on the west, a close (2| acres) lying between the said Sandpitt 
close on the west, lands in the tenure of the said Robert 
Miller on the east ; also other closes in Hanworth and Metton. 
Consideration, £yo. Witnesses : James Snap ; Humphrey 
Carter ; Peter Miles ; R. Oakley ; Jo. Brooks. Witnesses 
to Hvery of seisin : EHzabeth Robinson ; WiUiam Seekers ; 
Edward Pratt. 

D.D. 1235. Indenture, dated 17 Mar. 1657-8, being 
a lease from Robert Whitley of Ashton co. filint, esq., to 
Gregory Moore and Anne his wife of Ewloe in the same 
county, of a messuage and lands in Ewloe aforesaid, in the 
tenure of George Miers. Term, the lives of Edward, Thomas 



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and John Moore (the 3 sons of the said lessees). Considera- 
tion, ;^8o. Yearly rent, 40s., two days' reaping in harvest, 
and two hens at Christmas. Witnesses : Ed. Evatt ; Hum- 
phrey lyloyd ; John Whitley ; Thomas Ravenscrofte ; Robert 
Lloyde. 

D.D. 1236. Indenture, dated 20 Mar. 1657-8, being a 
covenant by Gregory Moore of Ewloe, co. fflint, gent., Anne 
his wife, and Edward Moore (son and heir apparent of the 
said Gregory Moore), and Ithell Parry of Hope Owen, co. 
fflint, gent., and Elizabeth his wife, to levy, at the next Great 
Sessions for co. fflint, a fine to Robert Whitley of Aston, co. 
fflint, esq., and Thomas Ravenscrofte of Killings, co. fflint, 
gent., of a tenement in Shotton in the lordship of Ewloe afore- 
said, 3 parcels of land in Shotton, called Jenk otherwise 
Jenkyns riddings, and a parcel of land in Ewloe, called Harvies- 
crofte, to enure (as to all the property in Shotton) to the use 
of the said Robert Whitley in fee simple, and (as to the 
rest of the said property) to such uses as shall be declared. 
Witnesses : John White ; John David ; Robert I^loyde, 
scriptor. 

D.D. 1237. Final Concord in a fine levied in the court 
of Oliver Lord Protector of the commonalty of England, &c., 
at fflint on 12 April, 1658 before John Bradshawe, sergeant 
at law, and justice of the Lord Protector, and Thomas ffell the 
other justice of the said Lord Protector, between Robert Whit- 
ley, esq., and Thomas Ravenscroft, gent., plaintiffs, against 
Gregory Moore, gent., Anne his wife, Edward Moore, gent., 
Ithell Parry, gent., and Ehzabeth his wife, defendants, when 
the said defendants released to the plaintiffs a messuage, &c., 
and 40 acres of land in Ewloe and Shotton in the lordship 
of Ewloe, for which release the said plaintiffs paid ;^5o in 
silver. 

D.D. 1238. Indenture, dated 19 Oct. 1658, whereby 
Andrew EUys of Alrhey, co. Flint, esq., in consideration of a 
marriage already solemnized between him and Frances his 
wife (one of the daughters of the Hon. James Fiennes of Shut- 
ford, CO. Oxford, esq.), grants to the said Hon. James Fiennes 
and the Hon. Richard Fiennes of Broughton, co. Oxford, esq., 
an annuity of £100 on trust for the said Frances EUys for her 
hfe and to commence from the date of the death of the said 
Andrew Elhs, and charged on the following property, all 
situate in co. Flvnt : — ^the seignory of the manor of Mould, 
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land in the tenure of Elizabeth Lloyd and John ap John ; a 
parcel of land called Mount allt or Bayly hill ; 7 messuages 
and lands in the tenures of John Robert ap Howell, Hugh ap 
John Evan, otherwise Vawr, Jane var [vercK\ Griffith, Richard 
Bolton, Alice verch David, otherwise Agnes verch David, 
David Lloyd, and Margarett Price, all the said premises being 
situate in MouM aforesaid ; a messuage and lands in Mould 
and Brechanillt, in the tenure of Edward Parker and Griffith 
Edwards ; a messuage and lands in Mould, Nerquis and Lease- 
wood, CO. Flint, in the tenure of John Wynn ; 2 messuages 
and lands in Mould, Brechanillt and Broncoeed, in the tenure 
of Robert Lloyd and Alderman Bennett ; a messuage and land 
in Mould, Rhuall and Hendrebyfa, in the tenure of Roger 
Jones ; a messuage and lands in Mould, Hendrebyfa, Gwema- 
field and Gwysannay, in the tentire of Robert Davies, esq., a 
messuage and lands in Mould, Rhuall and Brechanullt, in the 
tenure of Griffith Edwards ; a messuage and lands in Hendre- 
byfa aforesaid, in the tenure of Edward Rosingrave ; a mes- 
suage and lands in Gw^^sannay.in the tenure of Hoell ap Robert 
ap Hoell or Robert Williams ; a messuage and lands in Gwy- 
sannay in the tenure of Robert Roberts ; a messuage and lands 
in Brechynillt in the tenure of Ithell John Robert John Thomas 
or Thomas John Robert ; a messuage and lands in Brechinillt 
in the tenure of the wife of Morris Thomas or John ap John 
Ralph ; 5 messuages and lands in Gwysannay and Gwema- 
feild in the tenures of Humphrey Hughes, William Jones, 
Dorothy Jones (late wife of David Griffith ap Nicholas), 
Thomas Rees ap John, and Hugh Jones ; 5 messuages and 
lands in Argoed, in the tenures of Thomas John ap ElHs and 
Edward John ap EUis, Robert ap Wilham, Thomas Hum- 
phris, Robert WiUiams, and Ellen verch Griffith ; a messuage 
and lands in Argoed and Bistre, in the tenure of John Jones ; 
a water-corn mill and lands in Bistre and Leesewood, in the 
tenure of John Eyton, esq. ; a messuage and lands in Bistre, 
in the tenure of Margarete verch Richard or Edward Williams ; 
messuages and lands in Bistre in the tenures of John Price, 
Edward Williams, Rees Thomas, John Kenricke, Richard 
Vigars, Thomas ap John, John David Ithell, and Edward 
William Kenricke. Witnesses : John Goodwyn ; Samuell 
Bland ; Barnabas Horseman. 

D.D. 1239. Indenture, dated 24 Jan. 1658-9, whereby 
Thomas Hanmer of Maes Gwaylod, co. fflint, gent., in con- 
sideration of a marriage already solemnized between him and 
Jane Lloyd, spinster (only daughter and heiress of fFrancis 
Lloyd, otherwise Ellis late of Wrexham Abbott, co. Denbigh, 



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gent., deceased), and of her large marriage portion, grants to 
William Edwards of Eyton co. Denbigh, esq., and Rees ap 
John William of Tythyn, co. fflint, gent., the capital messuage 
in Overton fforren, co. fflint, wherein the said grantor dwells, 
and all other realty of the said grantor, situate in Overton 
fforren, Overton Villa, Penley, and elsewhere in the county of 
fflint, upon tnist (as to all the property in Overton fforren and 
Overton Villa), for the said Thomas Hanmer and Jane Lloyd 
for their hves, with remainder to their first and other sons 
successively in tail with remainders over, with ultimate re- 
mainder to the heirs of the said Thomas Hanmer ; and upon 
trust (as to the property in Penley) for the said Thomas 
Hanmer for his life, with remainder to his first and other sons 
by the said Jane Lloyd successively in tail, with remainders 
over. Power is given to the said Thomas Hanmer to charge 
the said property (subject to his wife's interest in the same) 
with £250 as portions for his younger children. Witnesses : 
Edward ap Edward ; Thomas Price ; David Phillips ; John 
Price ; John Hughes, junior. Memorandum (endorsed) of the 
attornment to the trustees by Humphrey Hanmer, John 
Taylor and Margaret Hughes, tenants of the said property. 

D.D. 1240. Indenture, dated 24 Jan. 1658-9, being a 
counterpart of D.D. 1239. 

D.D. 1241. Bond, dated 10 April 1659, in the penrlty of 
;fi04, from Roger Jones of Coed Onn, co. Flint, gent., to Henry 
Hughes of Colshill, co. Flint, yeoman, for quiet enjoyment by 
the obligee of parcels of land colled Pevtre meddow and Coitia 
morva, comprising ic^ rcres in the parish and county of Flint. 
Witnesses : Edward Nicholas ; Thomas Sparke ; Hugh 
Myddleton. 

D.D. 1242. Agreement, dated 10 June, 1659, for the 
sale and conveyance by Katherine Moneley of the Moore, co. 
Fhnt, widow, and her daughter Alice ffazakerley of the same 
place, spinster, to Robert Whitley of Aston, co. Flint, esq., 
of a messuage and lands in Mancott, co. Flint, formerly pur- 
chased by William Ashmore (deceased grandfather of William 
Ashmore of Mancote aforesaid) from John Wigan, and by the 
last mentioned Wilham Ashmore conveyed to Thomas ffaza- 
kerley, the father of the said Alice ffazakerley. The said 
Robert Whitley agrees, on the conveyance being executed, 
to grant a lease of the said premises to the said Katherine 
Moneley, for the lives of herself, of the said Alice ffazaker- 
ley and of Katherine ffazakerley, at the yearly rent of 5s. 

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Consideration, ^^13. Witnesses : John Mitten ; Wm. Baylie ; 
Hugh Ledesham. Memorandum (endorsed), dated 10 June 
1659, of the attornment, as tenants to the said Robert Whit- 
ley, by the said Katherine Moneley, and Edward Yearsley 
of Great Mancott, for the mansion house and 2J lounds of 
land, called Dale land, and by John Ledsam of Little Man- 
cott, for half a lound in Hibberts Hey, by the payment of 
6d. each as an acknowledgment of their tenancies ; also 
of the delivery by the said Katherine Moneley to the said 
Robert Whitley, of a lound in Mancottfield * shutinge upon ' 
the Clark-brooke-hey, all being part of the premises men- 
tioned in the above agreement. Witnesses : as above with 
the addition of David Lloyd. Memorandum, dated 10 June 
1659, whereby Edward Yearsley undertakes to pay to the said 
Robert Whitley the rent of 5s. payable under the above men- 
tioned lease. Witnesses : as in the previous memorandum. 

D.D. 1243. Indenture, dated 13 July 1659, being a 
release from William Aldersey (son and heir apparent of John 
Aldersey of Daniclsash in the parish of Hawarden, co. fflint, 
esq., and Katherine his wife both deceased), and John Alder- 
sey (second son of the said John and Katherine Aldersey), 
to Roger Jones of Coed-onn, co. fflint, gent., (son and heir of 
Humfrey Jones of the town of fflint), of the equity of redemp- 
tion of the capital messuage called Coed-onne, in Belles in the 
parish and county of fflint, and closes of land in Coed-onne, 
Bolles, fflint, fflintfield, and Atticrosse, called Kay vewydd 
(4 parcels), Y fron goch, Y spoilt, Quetkae'r gwartheg, Grofte 
ffoxlowe, Tir faham, Quetkae'r skybor, Y rwyddfyd (2 closes), 
Quetkay r morja, Quetkae'r weirgtodd, Y weirglodd hir, Gweir- 
glodd y morva, and one acre in Tyr y hont. Consideration, ^15. 
The deed recites that John Aldersey and Katherine his wife 
mortgaged the said property to John Humfrey of fflint, gent., 
deceased, and that the said John Humfrey by indenture, 
dated 16 Nov. 1639, assigned the said property to the said 
Humfrey Jones of the town of fflint, the father of the said 
Roger Jones. Witnesses : Thomas Eddowes ; Thomas Malt- 
by ; George Evans ; Thomas Browne ; Thomas Piers. Memo- 
randum (endorsed) by Pe. Mostyn Henry Lewis, Hugh Pen- 
nant, and WiUiam Roberts, states that this deed was exhibited 
before them on 29 Mar. 1665 at a commission held at the 
dwelling house of Edward Parry of Bageler. 

D.D. 1244. Indenture, dated i May 1661, being a 
grant from John Whiiley of Shotton, co. fflint, gent., to George 
Lloyd of Ewloe, co. fflint, gent., of a tenement, &c., in Ewloe, 



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and Pentrobin, co. fflint, in the tenure of Richard Gniffith of 
Ewloe aforesaid, cottag;es in Pentrobin and Ewlowe, in the 
tenure of William Moulsdale, Edward Willcocke and Grj-ffith 
John Ellis, a cottage in Ewloe, in the tenure of Joane Asperye, 
widow, and a smith's forge lately erected near the said mes- 
suage, in the tenure of the said Richard Grj-ffith, also the one- 
seventh part of the cannel coal obtained out of the said 
property, to which the said grantor is entitled under a lease 
granted by him on 7 July 1660 to Thomas Ravenscroft of 
KiUings, gent., John Gryfiith of Hawarden, gent., Thomas 
Huett of Pantrobin, yeoman, and Edward Probyn of Bannell, 
all in CO. fflint. Consideration, iidj. The said grant is 
subject to a lease, dated 9 March 1646-7, granted by the said 
John Whitley to the said Richard Gryffith for the lives of 
the lessee, Mary his wife and their son Marke. Witnesses : 
Edward Cooke ; Will. Gouldinge ; John Potter. Witnesses 
to livery of seisin : Gregorie Moore ; George Myers ; Thomas 
Huntingdon ; Thomas Bennett ; William Moulsdale ; Robert 
Evans. 

D.D. 1245. Indenture, dated 27 Oct., 1663, being a 
lease from George Ravenscrofte of Killings, co. Flint, gent., 
to Thomas Dakin of Shotton, co. Flint, yeoman, and Mar- 
garett his wife, of a close called Dakin's mtado-we, situate in 
Shotton, aforesaid, and abutting on the lands of the said 
George Ravenscrofte, on the east, north and south, and on 
the lands of Thomas Me?ham, on the west, and in the tenure 
of the said Thomas Dakin. Term : the lives of the said 
lessees. Yearly rent, 6d. Witnesses : John Swift ; Jane 
Johnson ; Anne Ravenscrofte. 

D.D. 1246. Indenture, dated i Feb. 1663-4, being a 
mortgage for £104 5s. from Thomas Davies of Halkin, co. 
fflint, gent., to Harry Hughes of Counsillt in the same county, 
gent., of 6 closes of land called Y ddole llwyd, Kaer higail issa, 
Kaer hochey bychan, Y wyddfyd ucha, Y nant dii maicr, and 
Nant dn bychan, situate in Halkin aforesaid, which said pro- 
perty had been mortgaged on 20 Jan., 1656-7 by the said 
Thomas Davies and his son and heir apparent, Hugh Davies, 
to the said Harry Hughes. Witnesses : Thomas Parry ; Henry 
Lewis ; Tho. Maltby ; Hugh Johnson ; Hugh Myddeton. 

D.D. 1247. Bond, dated i Feb. 1663-4, in the penalty 
of £200 from Thomas Davies of Halkin, co. fflint, gent., to 
Henry Hughes of Counsillt, co. fflint, gent., for the due obser- 
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made between the said obliger and the said obligee. Wit- 
nesses : Henry Lewis ; Tho. Maltby ; Hugh Johnson ; Thomas 
Parry ; Hugh Middelton. 

D.D. 1248. Indenture, dated 3 May 1665, being a 
grant from Alice ffaziker of Mancott, co. filint, spinster, to 
Roberte Whitley of Aston in the same county, esq., of a small 
parcel of land in Mancott in the parish of Hawarden, co. filint, 
adjoining a lane called The hollow lane on the west, and having 
a parcel of land called The hempe butt (part of the tenement 
of the said grantor) on the west, [sic] the lands of the lord of 
the manor on the south, and a garden of the said tenement 
on the north, which said parcel of land was formerly purchased 
by Thomas ffaziker, deceased, from Robert Griffith of Aston, 
CO. fflint, gent., deceased, and was held by the predecessors of 
the said Alice ffaziker at a yearly rent of 8d. Consideration, 
£24. Witnesses : Luke Lloyd ; Thomas Sparke ; William 
Ledsham ; Hugh Ledsham. Witnesses to livery of seisin : 
Thomas Sparke ; David Griffith ; William Ledsam ; Thomas 
ItheU. 

D.D. 1249. Precept, dated 13 July 1666, from R. 
Mostyn, sheriff, Ro. Davies, and Robert Whitley to the high 
and petty constables of the hundred of Coleshillt, co. filint, 
to levy in the said hundred £31 13s. 46.., being the last 
monthly contribution for the three years commencing on 
25 June 1662, for defraying the ' charge of the militia which 
should be sett upon duty in order to ye quiett and safety of 
ye kingdom ' under the late Act of Parhament. The contri- 
bution for the whole county is ^^134 14s. 6d. for the month. 
The amount collected is to be paid by 10 Aug. 1666 to Richard 
Gryffyth of Bagillt, the treasurer appointed. 

D.D. 1250. Indenture, dated 14 Nov. 1670, being a 
lease from Roger Jones of Coedd-onn, co. fflint, gent., and his 
eldest son and heir Humphrey Jones, to John Pyeres of Atti- 
crosse, yeoman and Katherine his wife, of a tenement in 
Pentre, and a field called Quittay glase, comprising 8 acres 
and divided into 3 parcels, being in the tenure of Richard 
Lewis. Term : the lives of the said lessees. Yearly rent, 
£3, 2 fat hens at Christmas, and 2 days' reaping in harvest 
time. Consideration, £g. Witnesses : Henry Thomas, clerk ; 
James Hill ; Thomas Jones of Pentre ; Thomas Browne ; 
Thomas Parry. Memorandum (endorsed) states that the 
said lessess are to have the liberty of fishing, as Richard Lewis 
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D.D. 1251. Indenture, dated i May 1671, being a 
mortgage for £20 from Thomas Browne of the town of fflint, 
gent., and his mother, Mary Browne, widow, to William Gregg 
of Wrexham, co. Denbigh, sadler, of 2 closes of land (5 acres) 
at a place called Bryn y llygaid, 2 closes in a field called Y maes 
gwyn, 2 closes (i acre) at a place called Crows hill, and a plot 
of ground in fflint whereon a cottage formeily stood, all the 
said 6 closes being in Coleshill in the parish and Hberty of the 
town of fflint and in the tenure of the said Thomas Browne, 
to be held of the chief lords of the fee by the accustomed rents 
and ser\ices. Witnesses : Humfrey Jones ; Edward Parry ; 
Thomas Mateby ; Wilham Jones. 

D.D. 1252. Indenture, dated 20 July 1671, being a 
grant from Wilham Sparke of Aston, co. fflint, gent., and 
Dorothie Daniell of Ewloe, co. fflint, widow, to Edward 
Moore, Thomas Moore and John Moore, all of Ewloe aforesaid, 
gentlemen, of a parcel of land called Shoiten lane in Ewloe 
aforesaid, to be held of the chief lord of the fee at the accus- 
tomed rent and services. Consideration, £50. Witnesses : 
Wilham Tucker ; Thomas Huntington ; Mary Ducker ; Ed- 
ward Haward. 

D.D. 1253. Indenture, dated 8 Nov. 1672, being a 
grant from Edward Moore, Thomas Moore, and John Moore, 
all of Ewloe, co. fflint, gentlemen, to Wilham Sparke of Aston 
in the same county, gent., of a mansion house, &c., in Ewloe 
aforesaid, wherein Gregorie Moore (father of the said grantors) 
lately hved, and row in the tenure of Edward Moore, also a 
close of land adjoining, called The pigeon house hay or Dove 
house hay. and the land called Newe Inne, containing 3 parcels 
of land called The ham hey, Bell's croft and The meadow, 
all being in Ewloe aforesaid. Consideration, £217. Wit- 
nesses : Wilham Tucker ; John Wighe ; John Evans ; Robert 
Evans. 

D.D. 1254. License, dated 10 Aug. 1673, from Robert 
Powell, S.T.P., vicar-general and principal official of Isaac, 
bishop of St. Asaph, for the marriage of Wilham Sparke 
and Anne Wilhams of Northop, co. fflint, spinster, at the 
church of Northop; signed by Thomas Ravenscrof te, registrar. 
Latin. 

D.D. 1255. Indenture, dated 17 Nov. 1673, being a 
covenant by Roger Jones of Coedonn, co. fflint, gent., and his 
son and heir apparent, Humphrey Jones, to \^wy unto Henr>' 



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Hughes cf Counsillt, co. fflint, yeoman, and his daughter 
Anne Hughes, spinster, at the next Gieat Sessions for co. 
fflint, a fine cf a messuage and lands in Counsillc aforesaid, 
in the tenure of Thomas Piers, and of 5 paicels of land at a 
place Ci-lled Swinshead, in the tenure cf the said Henry 
Hughes, also cf 2 messuages and lands in fflint aforesaid, in 
the tenures cf John Morris, Thomas Venables and John Piers, 
parcels of land in fflintfield in fflint aforesaid, clled Ackreduon, 
a parcel cf land in fflint called Sttffurlong, two paiccls cf land 
in fflintfield in the tenure cf Hugh Midleton, and a messuage 
and lands in fflint, in the tenure of Edward Lewis, Anne his 
wife, and Thomas Millington, to enure to the use cf the said 
Henry Hughes and Anne Hughes so that they may become 
tenants of ihe freehold ; and ihat a recovery should then be 
suffered whereby Henr^' Lewis cf Halkin, gent., and Wilham 
Butler of Cornist, gent., both in co. fflint, should become seised 
of the said p.open.y to the use of the said Henry Hughes and 
Anne Hughes. Proviso that on payment of ;^350 to the said 
Henry Hughes and Anne Hughes by the said Roger Jones 
and Humphrey Jones the said property should be held to 
the use of the said Roger Jones for his hfe, with remainder 
to the said Humphrey Jones in fee simple. Witnesses : John 
Conway ; W. Builer ; Hurrrf rey Wynn ; Edward Humf ^eys ; 
Evan Jones. 

D.D. 1256. Indenture, dated 10 April 1675, whereby 

after reciting a mortgage dated i May 1671 [D.D. 1251], 
Thomas Browne of the town and county of fflint, gent., and 
Wrlham Gregg of Wrexham, co. Denbigh, sadler, grant to 
Henry Hughes of CcleshJk, co. fflint, gent., all the said pro- 
perty desciibed in D.D. 1251 (except the said plot of ground 
in fflint) ; to be held cf the chief lords of the fee by the 
accustomed rents and services. The said grantors appoint 
Humf rey Wood, innholder, and Thomas Parry, both of fflint, 
as their attorneys to give hvery of seisin of the said propert)''. 
Consideration, £51 7s., of which £22 8s. is paid to the said 
Wilham Gregg. Witnesses : Huniry Wynn ; Tho. Lloyd ; 
John Morgan ; Am. Evans. Witnesses to hvery of seisin : 
Tho. Price ; Richard Griffith ; Wilham Milhngton ; John 
Gravell ; John Morgan. 

D.D. 1257. Indenture, dated 2 June 1675, being a 
mortgage for £30 from John Gravell of the town of fEint, 
gent., to Henry Hughes of Counsillc, co. fflint, gent., and 
Mary Hughes (one of the daughters of the said Henry Hughes), 
of closes of land in the township of Counsillt in the said county, 



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at a place called Maesgwyn and respectively called Y peder 
ackar, and Y ddwy ackar, also 2 small quillets of land in a 
close Called Y pim ackar, all being in the tenure of the said 
John Gra veil. Witnesses: Hugh Myddelton ; fioulke Davies ; 
Thomas Parry of fflint ; Jo. Hughes. 

D.D. 1258. Grant, dated 14 Oct. 1675, from Roger 
Jones of Coedonn, co. Flint, gent., to Humfrey Jones, eldest son 
and heir apparent of the said Roger Jones by Ehzabeth his 
late wife (daughter of Robert Vaughan of I/udlow, [co. Salop], 
gent., deceased) of his estate for Lfe in a burgage in Flint, 
in the tenure of Mary Parry, widow, and other messuages in 
Fhnt, in the tenures of Thomas Piers, gunsmith, Edward 
Lewis, Thomas IVIilhiigton the younger, tailor, Thomas Spicer, 
Thomas Venables, John Morris, Thomas Piers, Thomas Jones 
and John Piers, also in several messuages in Fhnt and Bolls, 
CO. Fhnt, in the tenures of Thomas Piers, yeoman, and Jenet 
his wife, and in all other lands which, by an indenture, dated 
4 Dec. 1646, and made between the said Roger Jones of the 
first part, Symon Vaughan of Ludlow, co. Salop, gent., of the 
second part, David Jones of Oakenhoult, co. Flint, gent., 
John Jones of Llanverres, co. Denbigh, gent., and Cadwallader 
Wynne of Garthmeiho, co. Denbigh, gent., of the third part, 
were granted (subject to a life estate for the said Roger Jones) 
to the said Humphrey Jones of Coedonn, gent., and his heirs. 
Witnesses: Will. Lloyd ; W.Butler; Thomas Browne ; John 
Gravell. 

D.D. 1259. Indenture, dated 19 Oct. 1675, being a 
lease for six months from Roger Jones of Coedonn, co. tflmt, 
gent., and Humfrey Jones of the same place, gent., to John 
Wynne of Garthiiieilio, co. Denbign, esq., Josiah Jones of 
Oakenhoult, co. fHmt, gent., Roger Parry of Mertin-ysglau, 
CO. fEint, gent., and Henry Lewis of Haulkin, co. fEint, gent., 
of the capital messuage and lands called Coedonn aforesaid, 
in the tenure of the said Roger Jones, and closes of land in 
fflint, and BoUes, co. fflint, called Koetkay rhwyfidd ucha, 
Koetkay rhwyfidd issa, Y wergLodd hir, Koetkay'r werglodd, 
Koetkay'r skihor, Tyr paham, Graft foxloe, Koetkay newidd issa, 
Y coed, Y grofiydd, Y fron goch, Koetkay'r morfa, Gwerglodd y 
pentre, Koetkay'r gwartheg, and Acker y bont, 2 closes in the 
town-field of fflint, a messuage and lands in the town of fflint 
now in the tenure of Mary Parry, widow, and some time in the 
tenure of Thomas Milhngton the elder, closes called Koetkay 
Salesbury, Suffurlong and 'R accre dyon, closes in Counsillt 
called y gwin sliade, a messuage in the town of fEint, in the 



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tenure of Thomas Jones, yeoman, a messuage in fflint afore- 
said in the tenure of Thomas Piers, yeoman, and sometime of 
Richard Jones, carpenter, 5 messuages in fflint, in the tenures 
of Thomas Spicer, butcher, Thomas Venables, yeoman, Thomas 
Piers, John Morris, weaver, Edward Lewis and Anne his wife 
and Thomas ^lilhngton the younger, weaver. Witnesses : 
WilHam Lloyd ; W. Butler ; Thomas Browne ; John Gravell ; 
Wilham Milhngton. ; Jo. Hughes 

D.D. 1260. Indenture, dated i June 1676, being a 
covenant by John Gravell of the town of fflint, gent., Wilham 
Morris of Cornist, co. fflint, gent., and Henry Hughes of Coun- 
syllt, CO. fflint, gent., to levy to Wilham Butler of Cornist 
aforesaid, gent., and Richard Griffith of Bagillt, co. fflint, 
gent., a fine of a messuage in the town of fflint, called The oiild 
house, in the tenure of the said John Gravell, a messuage in 
fflmt c.foresaid, celled The new house, late in the occupation 
of Thomas Gravell, gent, (father of the said John Gravell), 
and lately purchased by the said Wilham Morris from the said 
John Gravell, and all other messuages and lands of the said 
Thomas and John Gravell, situate in fflint and Counsyllt, to 
enure (as to The new house) to the use of the said William 
Morris for his hfe, with remainder to Roger Ellis of Bagillt 
aforesaid, gent., and Mary his wife (daughter of the said Wil- 
ham Morris) and their issue, with remainder to the heirs of 
Wilham Morris ; and to enure (as to 4 closes of land in Counsyllt 
situate at a place called Maesgwyn, and called Y feder ackar, 
and Y ddwy ackar, and two small quillets called Y pirn ackar, 
and Kae hatkin) to the use of the said Henry Hughes and his 
daughter Mary Hughes until they shall be paid £^2 lis. 2d., 
with remainder to the said John Gravell in fee simple ; and to 
enure (as to The ould house and the rest of the said property) 
to the use of the said John Gravell in fee simple. Wit- 
nesses : Humphrey Price; Robert Bythelle of Kilken; Jo. 
Hughes of Pentedow. 

D.D. 1261. Indenture, dated 12 June 1676, being a 
mortgage for £12 i8s. from Thomas Brown of the town of 
fflint, gent., to Henry Hughes of Counsillt, co. fflint, gent., of a 
messuage and lands in the town of fflint, in the tenure of the 
said Thomas Brown, also a cottage in Bolls, co. fflint, in the 
tenure of Anne Browne, widow, 2 acres of land in Bolls afore- 
said in the tenure of the said Thomas Browne, and lying 
between the lands of Thomas Ravenscrofte, esq., and the 
highway leading from the town of fflint to the town of Northop, 
2 acres of land in fflint aforesaid, situate in a close called Maes 



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y fflint, between the lands of Thomas Salusbury, esq., and an 
acre of land in Croesonnen in the said county, in the tenure of 
Thomas Venables, yeoman, having the lands of Roger Jones 
on either side and abutting on the highway leading from the 
town of fflint to Atticrosse. Witnesses : Richard Owen ; 
Henry Lloyd ; Jo. Hughes. Witnesses to Hvery of seisin : 
Humphrey Jones ; John Gravell ; Tho. Da\*ies. 

D.D. 1262. Release, dated 5 July 1676, from Thomas 
Brown of the town of fflint, gent., to Henry Hughes of Coun- 
sillt, CO. fflint, gent., of all his interest in a messuage, burgage 
and land in the town of fflint and in the occupation of the said 
grantor, and a cottage in Bolles, co. fflint, in the tenure of 
Anne Brown, widow, together with 2 acres of land in Bolles 
aforesaid, in the tenure of the said grantor, lying between the 
land of Thomas Ravenscroft, esq., and the highway leading 
from the town of fflint to the town of Northop, 2 acres in fflint 
aforesaid, in a close called MaesyQlint, lying between the lands 
of the said Thomas Ravenscroft, also an acre of land in Croes- 
onnen, CO. fflint, in the tenure of Thomas Venables, lying 
between the lands of Roger Jones, gent., and abutting on the 
highway leading from the town of fflint to Atticrosse. Con- 
sideration, £31. Witnesses: Henry Powell; Robert Hughes ; 
Jo. Hughes ; Abraham Scott ; Edward Edwards. 

D.D. 1263. Indenture, dated i Sept. 1676, being a 
covenant by Thomas Browne of the town and county of fflint, 
gent., and Katherine his wife, to levy to Henry Hughes of 
Counsillt in the same county, at the Great Sessions for co. 
fflint, a fine of the following property to enure to the use of 
the said Henry Hughes in fee simple: — A messuage and lands 
in ffint, in the tenure of the said grantor and previously in the 
tenure of his mother Mary Parry ; a cottage in Bolls, co. fflint, 
in the tenure of Anne Browne, widow ; 2 acres of land in Bolls 
aforesaid, lying between the lands of Thomas Ravenscrofte, 
esq., and the highway leading from the town of fflint to the 
town of Northop ; 2 acres of land in jBiint, being in a close 
called Maesyfjiint, between the lands of Thomas Salusbury, 
esq., an acre of land in Croesonyen, co. fflint, in the tenure of 
Thomas Venables, yeoman, lying between the lands of Roger 
Jones, gent., and abutting on the highway leading from the 
town of fflint to Atticrosse. Consideration, covenants in an 
indenture dated 12 June 1676 and made between the said 
Thomas Browne and Henry Hughes. Witnesses : J. Madockes 
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D.D. 1264. Indenture, dated 4 Sept. 1676, being a 
covenarii by Sir Richard Lan^ley of the puiish of Sc. Mariin 
in the Fields, co. JVIiddlesex, km., and Dame Cccdl, his wife, 
to levy at ihe next deal Sessions for co. ftlint a line of ihe 
manor or lordship cf Mould, ihe manor of Alxy otherwise 
Althry, cos. fHint and Denbigh, and all iheir reaky in the 
parishes, townships, &c., of Mould, Rhualc, Guernafield, 
Neiquis, Leeswood, Guiscanny, Aigoed, Hendie Bilta, Bistre, 
Llwynegiin, B.onkoed, Trebrith, B^cchamL, Tryihen, Arihin- 
went, Hartsheath otherwise Haiesheath, CaeigwoUey, Hope, 
Hope Madithied, Cymony, Hope Owen, Estyn, Queen Hope, 
Uchmynydd Ucha, L'chmynydd Issa, RunbcJeuu, Kinartou, 
and Shouley, co. fflint, to enure to the use of William Petyt 
of the Inner Temple, London, esq., and Thomas llrancis of 
the said parish of St. Martin in the Fields, esq., for looo years 
(to raise £1000 for the Hon. Francis Llhse, widow) with re- 
mainder to the said Sir Richard Langley and his heirs. Wit- 
nesses : Thomas Raymond ; Tho. Goldsmith ; John Ball. 
Memorandum (endoised) states that the deed was enrolled 
in Chancery on Nov. 107O. 

D.D. 1265. Release, dated 15 Sept. 1676, from Thomas 
Browne of the town of ttiint, gent., to Henry Hughes of 
Counsillc in the same county, being an acknowledgment of 
the receipt by the former of £10 5s. 6d., being the balance 
of the puichase money for the messuage situate in fflint and 
Bolles, in which the said Thomas Browne hves. Witnesses : 
WiUiam Morns ; John Gravell ; Jo. Hughes. 

D.D. 1266. Draft Assignment for 20 years (undated) 
from Thomas Browne of the town and county of fflynt, gent., 
to his mother Mary Browne of the same place, of a lease of the 
following property, granted on 15 Sept. 1070 by Henry Hughes 
of Coleshik, co. fflynt, gent., to the said Thomas Browne : — 
A tenement in the town of fflynt aforesaid in the occupation 
of the said Thomas Browne ; a cottage in Booles, in the occu- 
pation of Anne Brown, widow. ; 2 acres of land in a close 
called Maesy§Lynt. Consideration, £20. 

D.D. 1267. Indenture, dated i Nov. 1676, being a 
lease for 3 years and 7 months from Henry Hughes of Coun- 
silk, CO. fflint, gent., and his daughter Mary Hughes, to John 
Gravell of the town of fflint, gent., of 5 paiccls of land in 
Counsillc aforesaid, called Y peder ackar (in a held Cdlled Y pum 
ackar) Y ddwy ackar, and Kaye Baikyn. Yearly rent, £3 3s. 
Witnesses: Humphrey Jones ; Thomas Piers; John Jones, 



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D.D. 1268. Indenture, dated 12 June 1677, being a 
grant from Sir Richard Langley, of the parish of Sc. Martins 
in the Fields, co. Middlesex, knt., and Dame CeciU his wife 
(only daughter and heiress of Andrew Elhse, esq., deceased, by 
the Hon. tirances Elhse of ALhey, co. tilynt, widow), to Roger 
Whitley of London, esq., of the capital messuage in Alrhey 
in the parish of Bangor, co. fflynt, in the tenure of John Powell, 
and closes of land cidled 1 he chelley, The little kayhanadle, 
Kayhemith, Mayo, Alrey, Talepentre, Crojt Evan, Bryntrillyn 
crojt, Aranagle, Piillagerwyn and 1 erreprenne, and all other 
realty of the said grantors m the parishes of Bangor, Overton, 
othtiwise Orton, Madock, Worshenbury, and Dungrey, cos. 
Denbigh and fflynt, and in the tenures of Hugh Taylor, Roger 
Powell, Robert Jones, Roger Ralfe, Edward ap Edward, 
Sidney Richard, Leonard Evans, widow, Sir Kenrick Eyton, 
firancis Claike, John Edwards, Grifhth Edwards, Ed- 
wards, widow, John ap Edward, John Kenrick, Thomas 
Tonna, John Carter, RiChard Venables, Rowland ap John, 
Roger Bradley's widow, Thomas Lea Thomas, Thomas Lloyd, 
esq., Meredith Humphrey, Katherine Morris, Edward Rogers, 
Sidney Ell.ce, Widow ffoulkes, Mrs. Chalener, Roger Binan, 
David Parry, Luniley Lloyd, Ralph Roberts, Roger Powell 
of Bangor, and William Pitchford, also all lands of the said 
grantors in the parishes, townships, &c., of Bangor otherwise 
Bangor Monachorum, Orton otherwise Orton Madock, Worth- 
enbury and Overton, co. iflynt and Denbigh. Consideration, a 
sum of money. Witnesses: Tliomas Whutley; George Peryer. 

D.D. 1269. Indenture, dated 28 June 1677, being a 
surrender from Susan ffiennes of Ixworth, co. Suffolk (widow 
of and one of the executors of the Hon. Richard ffiennes of 
Broughton, co. Oxford, esq., deceased) ; Pharamus ffiennes, 
esq., (son and heir and the other executor of the said Hon. 
RiChard ffiennes, deceased), and the Hon. ffrances Elhse of 
Alihey, co. fflynt, widow, to WdLam Petit of the Inner Temple, 
London, esq., Thomas ffrancis of the parish of So. Martins in 
the Fields, co. Middlesex, esq., and Sir Richard Langley ot 
the same pLce, knt., of an annuity of £100 charged by an 
indenture, dated 19 Oct. 1658, by Andrew Ellice of ALhey 
aforesaid, to the Hon. James ffiennes of Shuckford, co. Oxford, 
esq., and the said Richard ffiennes (who survived the said 
James ffiennes), on the following property in co. fflint : — 
The manor of Mould ; water com imll, called Rhyd colley or 
Colleyford mill in Mould ; messuages and lands in the tenure 
of Elizabeth Lloyd and John ap Jhon ; a parcel of land called 
Mount alt or Baylyhill ; a tenement in the tenure of John 



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Robert ap Howell ; 2 cottages in the tenure of liugli ap John 
Evan otherwise Bacor, and Jane verch Griffith; 3 messuages 
and lands in the tenure of Michael Bolton, Ahce verch David, 
or Agnes verch David, and David Lloyd ; a tenement in the 
tenure of Margaret Price, all the above property being in 
Mould aforesaid ; a messuage and lands in Mould and Brechan- 
illt in the tenures of Edward Parker and Griffith Edwards ; 
a messuage and lands in Nerquis and Leeswood in the tenure 
of John Wynne ; 2 messuages and lands in Mould, Brechan- 
illt and Broncoeed, in the tenure of Robert Lloyd and Alder- 
man Bennett or Lloyd ; a messuage and lands in Mould, 
Rhuall and Hendre Byfa in the tenure of Roger Jones ; a 
tenement and lands in Mould, Hendrebyfa, Gwemafield and 
Gwyssanay, in the tenure of Robert Davies, esq., a tenement 
and lands in Mould, Rhuall and Brechinillt, in the tenure of 
Griffith Edwards ; a messuage and lands in Hendre byfa, in 
the tenure of Edward Roseingrave ; 2 tenements and lands 
in Gwyssanay, in the tenures of Hoell op Robert, Robert ap 
Howell or Robert WilUams, and Robert Roberts ; 2 messuages 
and lands in Brechanillt, in the tenure of Ithell John Robert 
John Thomas or Thomas John Robert, and the wife of Morris 
Thomas or John ap John Ralph ; 5 messuages and lands in 
Gwyssanay and Gwernafield in the tenures of Humphrey 
Hughes, WiUiam Jones, Dorothy Jones (late wife of David 
Griffith ap Nicholas), Thomas Rees ap John, and Hugh Jones ; 
5 messuages and lands in Argoed in the tenure of Thomas 
John ap EUis and Edward John ap EUis, Robert ap WiUiam, 
Thomas Humphreys, Robert Williams, and Ellen verch Grif- 
fith ; a messuage and lands in Argoed and Bistre, in the tenure 
of John Jones; a water corn mill and lands in Bistre and Lees- 
wood, in the tenure of John Eyton, esq. ; a messuage and 
lands in Bistre, in the tenures of Margaret verch Richard 
or Edward Williams; messuages and lands in Bistre in the 
tenures of John Price, Edward Wilhams, Rees Thomas, Rich- 
ard Vigors, Thomas ap John, John David Ithell, and Edward 
WiUiam Kenricke. Witnesses : Francis Prcuze ; Thomas 
Hodges ; Jos. Pike ; Giles Bateson ; An. LoweU ; George 
Peryer; Hen. Bosworth; Joseph Beane; Jacob Bosworth. 

D.D. 1270. Indenture, dated 29 June 1677, whereby, 
after reciting an indenture, dated 4 Sept. 1676 [D.D. 1264], 
WiUiam Petyt of the Inner Temple, London, esq., and Thomas 
firancis of the parish of St. Martin in the Fields, co. Middlesex, 
esq., in consideration of ;^900, (being the consideration men- 
tioned in an indenture, dated 28 June 1677, and made between 
Susann ffiennes of Ixworth, co. Suffolk, widow and one of 



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the executors of the Hon. Richard ffiennes of Broughton, co. 
Oxford, esq., deceased, Pharamus ffiennes, son and heir and 
the other executor of the said Richard ffiennes, the Hon. 
ffrances ElHse of Alrhey, co. fflint, widow, of the one part, 
and the said WilHam Petyt, Thomas ffrancis and Sir Richard 
Langley of the said parish of St. Martin in the Fields, knt., of 
the other part, as having been paid by the said Sir Richard 
Langley to the said ffrances Ellise, being part of a greater 
sum lent by George Peryer and Henry Bosworth) assign, at 
the request of the said George Peryer and Henry Bosworth, 
to Humphrey Hackshaw of London, gent., the said term of 
1000 years in the property (mentioned in D.D. 1264) in trust 
for the said George Peryer and Henry Bosworth. Witnesses : 
Tho. Raymond ; Jos. Pikes ; Joseph Bean ; James Walsh. 

D.D. 1271. Indenture, dated 2 July 1677, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Sir Richard Langley of the parish of St. Martins in the 
Fields, CO. Middlesex, knt., to George Peryer, citizen and 
scrivener of London, and Henry Bosworth of London, gent., 
of the manor and lordship of Mould, co. fflint, and other pro- 
perty as described in D.D. 1272. Witnesses: as in D.D. 1272. 

D.D. 1272. Indenture, dated 3 July 1677, being a 
grant from Sir Richard Langley of the parish of St. Martins 
in the Fields, co. Middlesex, knt., to George Peryer, citizen 
and scrivener of London, and Henrj^ Bosworth of London, 
gent., of the manor or lordship of Mould, co. ffiint, and all 
messuages and lands of the said Sir Richard Langley in the 
parishes, townships, &c., of Mould, Rhualt, Guernafield, 
Nerquis, Leeswood, Guiscanny, Argoed, Hendre Biffa, Bistre, 
Lloynegrin, Broncoed, Trebrith, Brechanilt, Trythen, Arthin- 
went, Hartsheath otherwise Haresheath, Caergwolley Hope, 
Hope Madithied, Cymony, Hope Owen, Estyn, Oueene 
Hope, Uchmynydd Ucha, Uchmynydd Issa, Ranberfedd, 
Kinarton and Shortley, co. fflint. Considertion. £3000. W^it- 
nesses : Tho. Ra^mand ; Tho. ffrancis ; Jos. Pyke ; Joseph 
Bean. Enrolled in Chancery 13 July, 1677. 

D.D. 1273. Indenture, dated 3 July 1677, being a 
declaration by George Peryer, citizen and scrivener of London, 
Henry Bosworth and Humphrey Hartshaw, both of London, 
gentlemen, that the term of 1000 years (in respect of the manor 
of Mould and other property mentioned in D.D. 1274) created 
by an indenture, dated 4 Sept. 1676 (see recital in D.D. 1264) 



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and also a grant, dated 3 July, 1677, of the said property to 
the same persons by Sir Richard Langley of the parish of 
St. Martins in the Fields, co. Middlesex, knt., were held by 
them as security for £3000 for the said George Peryer. Wit- 
nesses : Joseph Bean ; Jacob Bosworth ; Dan. Alford. 
Memorandum (endorsed) states that this deed was exhibited 
to Daniel Alford in his examination taken in Chancery on 
behalf of John Langley, esq., plaintiff, against Thomas Francis, 
esq., defendant. 

D.D. 1274. Indenture, dated 3 July 1677, being a 
grant from Sir Richard Langley of the parish of St. Martins 
in the Fields, co. Middlesex, knt., to George Peryer, citizen 
and scrivener of London, and Henry Bosworth of London, 
gent., of the manor or lordship of Mould and all the messuages 
and lands of the said grantor in the parishes, townships, &c., 
of Mould, Rhualt, Madithied, Guernafield, Nerquis, Leeswood, 
Guiscanny, Argoed, Hendre Biffa, Bistre, Lloynegrin, Bron- 
coed, Trebrith, Brechanilt, Trythen, Arthinwent, Hartsheath 
otherwise Haresheath, Caergwolley, Hope, Hope Madithied, 
Cymony, Hope Owen, Estyn, Queen Hope, Uchmynydd 
Ucha, Uchmynydd Issa, Ranberfedd, Kinarton, and Shortley, 
CO. fflint. Consideration, £3000. Witnesses : Thomas Ray- 
mond ; Thomas ffrancis ; Jos. Pike ; Joseph Bean. 

D.D. 1275. Indenture, dated 24 Aug. 1677, being a 
lease for 7 years from Thomas Piers Baxter of the town of 
fiflint, gent., to Henry Hughes of Counsillt, in the same county, 
gent., of a tenement in Counsillt aforesaid and 2 acres of 
land appertaining thereto, in the tenure of William Jones, 
at the yearly rent of 20s., also a parcel of land called Four 
acres in Maesgwyn in the tenure of the said Thomas Piers 
Baxter, a tenement in Counsillt, called Y pingle in the tenure 
of John Piers, 2 closes called Y ddole ucha and Y ddole issa 
(33 acres), and a tenement in fflint, in the tenure of Mary 
Parry, widow, late wife of Humfrey Thomas deceased, and 
leased to the said Mary Parry at the yearly rent of los. Con- 
sideration, £25. Yearly rent, a pepper corn. Witnesses : 
Humphrey Jones ; John Thomas ; Henry Lewis. 

D.D. 1276. Final Concord in a fine levied at the 
king's court of fSint on Oct. 8, 1677, before John Charlton, 
knt., Serjeant of the king, and George Johnson, esq., both 
justices of the said king, between John Lloyd, plaintiff, and 
John Owen, gent., and Mary his wife, and Moyndeg Edwards, 
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relens'^d to the 9a\(\ plaintiff, a in'" ^up^<^, &c., nrd 61 Pcres of 
l?nd in Comb, otherwise Combe and Huriathig otherwise 
Hiroathiske. Latin. 

D.D. 1277. Indenture, dated 2'^ June, if^yS, wh'^reby 
(after recitirg rn 'ndenture, dated i June 1676 [D.D. 1260] 
and that the said fine was duly 1 \ded to the use of the said 
Henrv Hughes subject to redemption, ?• d that the equity 
of redemption of the prcel of ^and en lied Kavey Badkin had 
been granted by John Grpvell of the town of fflint, to the said 
Hpnry Hughes of Counsill^, co. fflint, gent., an his d'^ughter 
Mary Hugh'-<:, but that the said Henry Hughes and Mary 
Hughes would receive no benefit fr m this purcha'^e until a 
lease of the said parcel expires in about two years' time), the 
said Henry Hughes and Mary Hughes covenant that if the 
^aid John Grav 11 will pay them £12 in c mp nsation for the 
lo'?'; of profit on t^^ ■ - id purchase, the use limited (under the 
said fine) to the said H^nry Hughes a d Mary Hughes of all 
the said property descnbed in D.D. 12^0 ( xc pt in regard 
to Kwev Badkin) shall b" void and hrll ^-nure to the use of 
the said John Gravell. Witnesses : Roger Parrie ; Hum- 
frey Wynn ; William Lew>''s. 

D.D. 1278. Indenture, dated 26 June 1678, whereby 
Henry Hrghes of Counsyllt, co. Flint, gent., and his daughter, 
Mary Hrghes of the same plrce, spinster, (after reciting that 
by an i- denture, dated i June 167''), and made between John 
Gravell of the town and county of Flint, gent., William Morris 
cf Comist, CO. Flint, gent., and the spid Henrv Hughes, of the 
first part, John Hughes cf Penbedow, co. Denbigh, gent, of the 
second part, and William Butler of Comist ^-foresaid, gent., and 
Richard Griffith cf BogilU, co. Flint, gent., of the third part, it 
was agreed that a fine, which was rf erwards levied, should be 
levied at the next Great Sessions for co. Flint, of 4 closes of land 
at a plrce c?lled Maesgwyn, in Counsvllt rforesaid, two being 
CfUed respec'ively, Peder ackar, Y ddwy ackar, and two of the 
said closes being in a close c lied Y pum ackar, and closes in 
Counsyllt, c lied Kayey Badkin, to enu^e to the use of the 
said Henry Hughes and Mary Hughes, subject to redemption), 
declare that on pajnnent to them by the said John Gravell of 
£12, all the said property shall be held to the use of the said 
John Gravell in fee simple, except the premises called Kayey 
badkin, of which the equity of redemption had been released 
by the said John Gravell to the said Henry Hughes and Mary 
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D.D. 1279. Indenture, dated 26 June 1678, being a 
release from Jf hn Gravell of the town of fflint, gent., to Henry 
Hughes of Counsyllt, co. fflint, gent., and Mary Hughes, 
spinster (daughter of the said Henr\^ Hughes), of 3 closes of 
land in Counsyllt aforesaid, called Kaeyey hadkin, containing 
9 acres. Consideration, ^67 in addition to £13 already on 
mortgage of the said property. Witnesses : Roger Parrie ; 
Humfrey W>'nn ; William Lewys. 

D.D. 1280. Indenture, dated 8 April 1679, being a 
covenant by Roger Jones of Coedonn, co. fflint, gent., and his 
son and heir apparent, Humphrey Jones, gent., to le\'y, at 
the next Great Sessions for co. fflint, to John Wynne of Garth- 
meilio, co. Denbigh, esq., Josif^h Jones of Oakenhoult, co. 
fflint, gent., Roger Parry of Mertyn Isglau, co. fflint, gent., 
and Henry Lewis of Haulkin, co. fflint, gent., a fine of the 
follo^nng property to enure to the uses declared in an inden- 
ture, dated 20 Oct. 1675, and made between the said coven- 
antors, of the first part, the said John Wynne, Josiah Jones, 
Roger Parry and Henry Lev^ds, of the second part, and Henry 
Hughes of Counsyllt, co. fflint, gent., of the third part : — 
a messuaee and lands crlled Coedonn in fflint and Bolles ; 
parcels of land in fflint and Brlles, cplled Y rofft, Gweir^lodd 
pentre, Coeikay'r ntorva, Coetkay'r wyddjyd issa, Coetkay'r wydd- 
fyd vcha, Y coed, Y groffydd, Y kavey vewydd, Cefn vaes, Y 
fron goch, The spout, Coetkay'r scyhor, Coetkay'r weirglodd, Y 
weirglodd Mr, Coetkay coch, Erw hatch, Grojt ffoxlow, Tir pa- 
ham, Tir hiidtir, 'R ackre Gwnion, Coetkay gwartheg, Pont 
ffynnon Vair, Y chwech ackar, Y ddwy ackar ddtion, and Tir y 
bont ; a messuage and parcel cf land c?lled Yr ackar, in the 
tenure of Thomas ap Elhs ; a tenement crlled Tythyn y bryn ; 
closes called Coetkay Salusbiiry, Ackar pant, and Y pwll glo, a 
messuage &c., late in the tenure of Thomas Spicer and now of 
Robert Morris ; 3 tenements in the tenures of Mathew Evans, 
Mary Parry, and Roger Splusbury ; a horse-mill in the 
tenure of the said Roger Jones ; the tenement wherein the 
said Humfrev Jones dwells ; a tenement in the tenure of 
Thomas ap Ellis ; all the above mentioned property being 
in Atticrosse, fflint, and Bolles. Witnesses : John Mathewes 
of Leeswood ; Richard Griffith of Bagillt ; Griffith Jones ; 
William Lewis. 

D.D. 1281. Indenture, dated 2 Feb. 1679-80, being 
a grant from Henry Bosworth of London, gent., and Alice 
Peryer (widow and executrix of George Peryer, citizen and 
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parish of Mourning Thorpe, co. Norfolk, widow, Sir Ralph 
Vemey of Middle Claydon, co. Bucks, knt. and bart., Sir 
Charles Gawdy of CrowshpU, co. Suffolk, knt. and bart., and 
WilHam ffreeman of Sandowne Castle, co. Kent, esq., of the 
manor of Mould and other property mentioned in D.D. 1272. 
Consideration, ^^3000. Witnesses : John Squibb ; Robert 
Francis ; Geo. More ; Joseph Bean. 

D.D. 1282. Indenture, dated 2 Feb. 1679-80, whereby 
Humphrey Hackshaw of London, gent., after reciting an in- 
denture, dated 4 Sept. 1676 [D.D. 1264] and an indenture 
dated 29 June 1677 [D.D. 1270], assigns (by the direction of 
Henry Bosworth of London, gent., and Alice Peryer, widow 
and executrix of George Peryer of London, scrivener, de- 
ceased) to Abraham Clarke of St. Margaretts, Westminster, 
CO. Middlesex, esq., the said term of 1000 years in the pro- 
perty mentioned in D.D. 1264, on trust for Elizabeth Garneis 
of the parish of Mourning Thorp, co, Norfolk, widow. Sir 
Ralph Vemey of IMiddle Claydon, co. Bucks., knt., and bart., 
and William ffreeman of Sandowne Castle, co. Kent., esq. 
Consideration, ^^900 being part of the consideration of ^^3000 
mentioned in D.D. 1281. Witnesses : Jo. Squibb ; Robert 
Francis ; Geo. More ; Joseph Bean. 

D.D. 1283. Presentment by a jury for co. fflint, that 
Henry Lloyd late of Ar'orthwey, co. fflint, gent., on 26 Mar. 
1680, at fflynt committed an assault on and wounded Hum- 
phrey Jones. 

D.D. 1284. Grant, dated 10 Oct. 1680, from John 
Langley senior of the city of London, merchant, to his second 
son John Langley junior, of all the grantor's interest under 
the will dated 8 Feb. 1677-8, of Sir Richard Langley of the 
parish of St. Martins in the Fields, co. Middlesex, knt., de- 
ceased (eldest son of the said grantor), who directed that all 
his manors and lands in Mould, co. fflint, and his lands and 
leases in the Island of Jamaica in the West Indies should be 
sold by his executor Thomas Francis of the parish of St. 
Martins in the Fields aforesaid on trust (subject to the pay- 
ment of testator's debts) for the said John Langley senior. 
Consideration, natural affection. Witnesses : Thomas Dixon ; 
Edward Fenwick ; John Cowper. 

D.D. 1285. Indenture, dated 6 April 1682, being a 
lease for a year from Charles Griffith of the city of Chester, 
innholder, and EUzabeth his wife, to Samuell Leenes, joiner, 

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and Ralph Button, clothworker, both of the said city, of a 
messuage and lands in Mancott and Ewloe, co. fflint, in the 
tenure of Thomas Yewd. Witnesses : WilUam Streete ; 
Thomas Warmingham ; Thomas Griffith, 

D.D. 1286. Indenture, dated 5 May 1683, being a 
mortgage for ^^46 from Thomas Piers Baxter senior and Thomas 
Piers Baxter junior, both of the town of fflint, gentlemen, to 
Henry Hughes of Counsyllt in the same county, gent., of 
closes of land in Counsyllt aforesaid in the parish of Holhwell, 
called y pedair ackar yn y maesgwyn, in the tenure of the said 
Henr^" Hughes, and Y ddwy ackar ym min y nant, late in the 
tenure of Wilham Jones, together with a cottage standing 
on the same. Witnesses : Evan Lloyd ; Humphrey James ; 
Hugh Myddelton. 

D.D. 1287. Indenture, dated 22 June 1683, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Ehzabeth Gameis [signed ' Gameys'] of the parish of 
Morning Thorpe, co. Norfolk (widow of Sir Ralph Verney of 
Middle Claydon, co. Bucks., knt. and bart.). Sir Charles 
Gawdy of Crowshall, co. Suffolk, knt. and bart., Wilham Free- 
man of Sandowne Castle, co. Kent., esq., John Langley senior 
of London, esq., (residuary legatee of the estate of Sir Richard 
Langley of St. Martins in the Fields, co. Middlesex, knt., de- 
ceased), John Langley junior of London, esq., (son and heir 
of the said John Langley, and brother and heir of the said 
Sir Richard Langley) and Thomas Francis, esq., (executor of 
the said Sir Richard Langley), to Sir Samuel Bamardiston of 
Brightwell, co. Suffolk, bart., of the manor or lordship of Mould 
CO. Fhnt, and all other realty in the parishes, villages and 
townships of Mould, Rhualt, Guemafeild, Nerquis, Leeswood, 
Guiscanny, Argoed, Hendre Biff a, Bistree, Lloyngryn, Bron- 
koed, Trebrith, Brechanilt, Trythen, Arthinwent, Harts- 
heath, otherwise Haresheath, GaergwoUy, Hope, Hope 
Maditheed, Cymony, Hope Owen, Estyn Queene, Hope, 
Uchmynydd ucha, Uchmynydd Issa, Ranberfedd, Kinarton, 
and Shortley in co. Fhnt. Witnesses : Thomas Perceivall ; 
Tho. Ellerker ; Samuel Palmer ; Wm. Yates ; Francis Syden- 
ham ; Bn. Vesey. 

D.D. 1288. Indenture, dated 23 June 1683, whereby — 
after reciting that by an indenture of even date herewith 
Abraham Clerke of St. Margarets, Westminster, co. Middlesex, 
esq., by the direction of Ehzabeth Garneis of Mourning Thorpe, 
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Bucks, knt. and bart., Sir Charles Gawdy of Crowshall, co. 
Suffolk, knt. and bart., William ffreeman of Sandowne Castle, 
CO. Kent, esq., John Langley senior of London, esq., (residuary 
legatee of the estate of Sir Richard Langley, of St. Martins 
in the Fields, co. Middlesex, knt., deceased), John Langley, 
junior (son and heir of the said John Langley senior, and 
brother and heir of the said Sir Richard Langley) and Thomas 
ffrancis of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields aforesaid, 
esq., (executor of the said Sir Richard Langley, deceased), 
and by the appointment of Sir Samuel Barnardiston of Bright- 
well, CO. Suffolk, bart., assigned to Samuel Blackerby of Grays 
Inn, CO. Middlesex, esq., the manor or lordship of Mould for 
tha residue of a term of looo years on trust for the said Sir 
Samuel Barnardiston and to attend the inheritance ot the said 
lordship ; and that by an indenture of even date herewith, 
the said Elizabeth Gameis, Sir Ralph Verney, Sir Charles 
Gawdy, and Wilham ffreeman (by the direction of the said 
John Langley senior, John Langley junior and Thomas ffran- 
cis) mortgaged the said lordship to the said Sir Samuel Bar- 
nardiston to secure £3000, which said lordship had thereto- 
fore been mortgaged to Georce Perr3^er of London, citizen 
and scrivener deceased, and Henry Bosworth of London, gent., 
by the said Sir Richard Langley, deceased, to secure £3000 ; 
and reciting the will of the said Sir Richard Langley [see D.D. 
1284], arid that the said sum of £3000 had been repaid to 
Alice Perryer (widow of the said George Perryer) and that the 
said lordship had been reconveyed to the said Abraham 
Clerke, EHzabeth Gameis, Sir Ralph Verney, Sir Charles 
Gawdy and William ffreeman — it is declared that of the said 
£3000, ;^8oo belongs to the said John Langley senior and John 
Langle}^ junior, and ;^2,200 to the said Sir Samuel Barnard- 
iston ; that the said assignment of the term of 1000 years was 
only made to secure the sum of £2,200 and that on payment 
of that sum and interest by the said John Langley senior 
and John Langley junior the said term would be reassigned by 
the said Samuel Blackerby. Witnesses : Ric. Hawkins ; Tho. 
Percivall ; Tho. Ellerker. 

D.D. 1289. Indenture, dated 17 Mar. 1683-4, being a 
lease for a year from Sir Samuel ^Barnardiston of Brightwell 
Hall, CO. Suffolk, bart., John Langley senior of London, esq., 
(residuary legatee of Sir Richard Langley of the parish of 
St. Martin in the Fields, co. Middlesex, knt., deceased) and 
John Langley junior of London, esq., (son and heir apparent 
of the said John Langley senior and brother and heir of the 
said Sir Richard Langley, deceased), to Jacob Reynardson 

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of London, merchant, of the property mentioned in D.D. 1290. 
Witnesses : Ric. Hawkins ; Edward Sanders ; John Bradford ; 
Thomas Ellerker. 

D.D. 1290. Indenture, dated 18 Mar. 1683-4, being a 
grant from Sir Samuel Bamardiston of Brightwell Hall, co. 
Suffolk, bart. (at the request of John Langley senior of Lon- 
don, esq., residuary legatee of Sir Richard Langley of the 
parish of St. Martin in the Fields, co. Middlesex, knt., deceased, 
and of John Langley junior, son and heir apparent of the said 
John Langley senior, and brother and heir of the said Sir 
Richard Langley deceased), to Jacob Reynardson of London, 
merchant, of the manor or lordship of Mould, co. filynt, and 
all realty of the said grantors, in the parishes, townships, &c., 
of Mould, Rhuallt, Guernpfield, Nerquis, Leeswood, Guis- 
cpnny, Argoed, Hendre Biffa, Bistre, Lloynegrin, Bronkoed, 
Trebrilh, Brecanilt, Trythen, Art hin went, Hartsheath other- 
wise Haresheath, Caergwrlly, Hope, Hope Madithied, Cy- 
mony, Hope Owen, Estyn, Queens Hope, Uchmynydd-ucha, 
Uchmynydd-issa, Ranbcfedd, Kinarton and Shortley, co. 
fflynt. Consideration, £1200. Witnesses : Edward Sanders ; 
Richard Hawkins ; John Bradford ; Thomas Ellerker. 

D.D. 1291. Indenture, dated 18 Mar. 1683-4, being an 
assignment from Samuel Blrckerby of Greys Inn, co. Middle- 
sex, esq. (by the direction of Sir Samuel Bamardiston of 
Brightwell, co. Suffolk, bart., and by the consent of John 
Langley senior of London, esq., and of his son and heir appar- 
ent, John Langley junior, of London, esq.), to Robert ffoote 
of London, merchant, of the residue of a term of 1000 years 
in the manor or lordship of Mould, &c., on trust for Jacob 
Reynardson of London, merchant, and to attend the inheri- 
tance. The deed recites that by an indenture, dated 4 Sept. 
1676, Sir Richard Langley of St. Martins in the Fields, co. 
Middlesex, knt., since deceased, and Dame Cecill his wife 
covenanted to levy a fine of the manor of Mould and other 
property (mentioned in D.D. 1264) to William Petyt and 
Thomas ffrancis and declared that the said fine should enure 
to the use of the said William Petyt and Thomas ffrancis for 
1000 years (to raise £1000) with remainder to the said Sir 
Richard Langley ; that on 29 June 1677 the said term was 
assigned by the said WiUiam Petyt and Thomas ffrancis to 
Humphrey Hackshaw ; that on 2 Feb. 1679-80 the said term 
was assigned to Abraham Clerk of St. Margarett, Westminster 
in trust for Elizabeth Gameys of Mourning Thorpe, co. Nor- 
folk, widow, Sir Ralph Vemey of Claydon, co. Bucks., knt. 



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and bart., Sir Charles Gaudy of Crowshall, co. Suffolk, knt. 
and bart., and William ffreeman of Sandowne Castle, co. 
Kent, esq., the deed also recites the indenture of 23 June 1683 
[see recital in D.D. 1288], being an assignment of the said 
term to the said Samuel Blackerby. Witnesses : Edward 
Sanders ; Ric. Hawkins ; John Bradford ; Tho. EUerker ; 
Giles Hammon ; Richard Humphreys. 

D.D. 1292. Indenture, dated 29 May 1684, being a 
grant from Thomas Baxter, otherwise Thomas Piers Baxter 
the younger of the town of fiiint, gent., to iHenry Hughes of 
Counsyllt, co. fflint, gent., of the equity of redemption of 
parcels of land in Counsyllt aforesaid in the parish of Holli- 
well, CO. fflint, called Y pedair ackar yn y maesgwyn in the 
tenure of the said Henry Hughes, and Y ddwy achar ym min y 
nant, late in the tenure of WiUiam Jones, and a cottage stand- 
ing thereon, which said property had been surrendered on 
4 May 1682, by Thomas Piers Baxter the elder of the town of 
filint to the said Thomas Piers Baxter the younger, who with 
the said Thomas Piers Baxter the elder mortgaged the same 
by way of a demise on 5 May 1683 to the said Henry Hughes 
to secure £46, at a reserved rent of 2s. to the said Thomas 
Piers Baxter the elder. Consideration, 50s. in addition to 
the said principal money owing. Witnesses : Humphrey 
Price ; Evan I^loyd ; John Pyers of Lygenawern. 

D.D. 1293. Indenture, dated 14 July 1684, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Thomas Prichard of Pulford, co. Chester, yeoman, to 
Henry Hughes of Counsillt, co. Fhnt, gent., of a cottage in the 
town of Fhnt, in the tenure sometime of Thomas ap Richard 
Eggerton, and a burgage in Fhnt aforesaid, sometime in the 
tenure of the said Thomas ap Richard Eggerton, and after- 
wards of WilUam Ravenscrof t of Pulford aforesaid and Kath- 
arine, his wife, and now of the said Thomas Prichard. Wit- 
nesses : John Griffith; John Jones ; Edward Williams. 

D.D. 1294. Indenture, dated 15 July 1684 being a 
release from Thomas Pilchard of Pulford, co. Chester, yeo- 
man, to Henry Hughes of Counsillt, co. fflint, gent., of the 
property described in D.D. 1293, to be held of the chief lord 
of the fee at the yearly chief rent of I2d. Consideration, £9. 
Witnesses : John Griffith ; John Jones ; Edward Williams. 

D.D. 1295. Indenture, dated 25 Nov. 1685, being a 
mortgage for £10 from Thomas Piers Baxter senior of the 
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Baxter junior, his son and heir apparent, to Humphrey Jones 
of fflint aforesaid, of a messuage and garden in fflint, in the 
tenure of Mary Parry, widow, a messuage called Y pyndall, in 
Counsillt, CO. fflint, and 2 parcels of land, called Y ddol ucha, 
and Y ddol issa in Counsillt. Witnesses : to livery of seisin 
of the said property : Tho. Millington ; Thomas Davies ; John 
Eastwicke. 

D.D. 1296. Indenture, dated 14 Dec. 1686, being a 
lease for a year from Thomas Baxter of the town of fflint, gent., 
(son and heir apparent of Thomas Piers Baxter of fflint, afore- 
said, gent.) to Humphrey Jones junior of the same place, 
gent., of a messuage and parcel of land called Y coit kae nessa 
yr tuy, containing 7 acres in fflint aforesaid and in the tenure 
of the said lessee, 2 messuages and garden in fflint aforesaid 
in the tenures of Abraham Scott and Mary Parry, widow, r.nd 
2 acres of land called Coit kae burchis in Coleshill, otherwise 
Counsillt, CO. fflint. Witnesses : Humphrey Peres, senior ; 
David Parry ; John Jones. 

D.D. 1297. Indenture, dated 15 Dec. 1686, being a 
release from Thomas Baxter of the town and county of Flint, 
gent., (son and heir apparent of Thomas Pierce Baxter of the 
same place, gent.) to Humphrey Jones junior of FUnt afore- 
said, gent., of a messuage and parcel of land in Flint aforesaid, 
in the tenure of the said Thomas Pierce Baxter, called Coitkae 
nessa, and containing 7 acres, also 2 cottages and gardens in 
Flint in the tenure of Abraham Scott and Mary Parry, widow, 
and a close called Coitkae burchis, containing 2 acres in Coles- 
hill otherwise Counsillt, co. Fhnt, all which said premises were 
at that time mortgaged for £6g to Henry Hughes of Counsillt, 
gent. Consideration, £4. Witnesses : Humphrey Jones, 
senior ; David Parry ; John Jones. 

D.D. 1298. Indenture, dated 19 Dec. 1686, being an 
assignment from Thomas Broomfield of Maryborough in 
Queen county, Ireland, tanner, to Thomas Weigh of Aston, 
CO. fflynt, yeoman, of a lease of a messuage and lands in Aston 
aforesaid, in the tenure of David Owens, granted on 2 Feb. 
1648-9 by Thomas Whitley of Aston aforesaid, esq., deceased, 
to Humphrey Broomfield (father of the said Thomas Broom- 
field) for the fives of the said Humphrey Broomfield, EHza- 
beth his wife, and their son, the said Thomas Broomfield, 
at the yearly rent of 17s. Consideration, £2$. Witnesses : 
WiUiam Cowley ; Margaret Cowley ; Thomas Ledsham, 
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D.D. 1299. Receipt, dated 22 June 1687, from Roger 
Mostyn, knt. and bart., mayor of the town of fflint, for ids. 4d. 
paid by Humphrey Jones (son and heir of Humphrey Jones 
of the town of fflint, deceased) for a rehef due on lands in the 
town and borough of fflint, after the death of the said Humph- 
rey Jones the elder. Thomas Lewis, steward of fflint. Latin. 

D.D. 1300. Indenture, dated 26 Oct. 1687, being a 
lease from Anne Jones of fflint, widow of Humphrey Jones of 
the same place, gent., deceased, to Henry Hughes of Coun- 
sillt, CO. fflint, gent., and Evan Lloyd of Halkin, co. fflint, 
gent., of 2 messuages in Atticrosse, co. fflint, in the tenures of 
Thomas Venables and Peter Wilhams, 3 messuages in the town 
of fflint, in the tenures of Alice Parry, Anne Moriis, widow, 
and Thomas MiUington, and closes in the parish of fflint, 
called Coetkae'r gwartheg and Y coetkae newydd, on trust to 
permit the lessor's son flumfrey Jones to receive the profits 
of the said property. Term : 99 years if the said lessor 
should so long hve. Yearly rent, a pepper com. Consider- 
ation, Affection for her son Humfrey Jones. Witnesses : 
Tho. IVIiUington ; John Edward. 

D.D. 1301. Indenture, dated 2 Mar. 1687-8, being a 
release from Thomas Baxter of the town of fflint (son and heir 
apparent of Thomas Piers Baxter of the same place, gent.) 
to Humphrey Jones of fflint, aforesaid, of a messuage in Coun- 
sillt, CO. fflint, called The pingal, and a close of land in Coun- 
sillt aforesaid, called Ackar y fran. Consideration, 50s. and 
£5 to be paid within a month after the death of the said 
Thomas Piers Baxter. Witnesses : Edward Lewis ; John 
Parry of Potf arry ; Thomas Milhngdon. 

D.D. 1302. Indenture, dated 24 Jan. 1689-90, being a 
lease for a year from John Langley of London, esq., to Thomas 
Ellerker and John Wilhams of London, gentlemen, of the 
manor or lordship of Mould and other property mentioned in 
D.D. 1303. Witnesses: Tho. Orby; Tho. Conyer; Geo. Peck. 

D.D. 1303. Indenture, dated 25 Jan. 1689-90, being a 
grant from John Langley of London, esq., to Thomas Ellerker 
and John Williams of London, gentlemen, of the Manor 
or lordship of Mould, co. fflint, and all realty of the said 
grantor in the parishes, &c., of Mould, Rhuallt, Guernafield, 
Nerquis, Leeswood, Guiscanny, Argoed, Hendre Biff"a, Bistree, 
Llyon-grin, Bronkoed, Trebrith, Brecanilt, Trithen, Arthin- 
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Hope Maditheed, Cymony, Hope Owen, Estyn, Queen Hope, 
Uchmynydd Ucha, Uchmynydd Issa, Ranbeifecld, Kinarton 
and Shotlley, upon trust to sell the same and out of the pro- 
ceeds to pay off the mortgage held by Sir Samuel Bamardiston 
of Brightwell, co. Suffolk, bart., and other debts of the said 
grantor, and to pay any suiplus moneys to the said John 
Langley or his appointees, and in default of such appointment, 
to pay the said surplus moneys to the children of the said 
John Langley in the following shares : — ^ to Samuel Langley 
(youngest son) ; i to Andrew Langley (eldest son) ; J to 
Martha Langley (one of the daughters of the said John Lang- 
ley). Witnesses: Tho. Orby ; Tho. Conyer ; George Peck. 

D.D. 1304. Indenture, dated 6 Feb. 1693-4, whereby 
Robert ffowle, citizen and goldsmith of London, Reginald 
Bretland, sergeant at law, Samuel Langley of London, mer- 
chant (second son then Hving of John Langley of London, 
esq., deceased) and John WiUiams of London, scrivener, grant 
(by the appointment of Sir Richard Middleton of Chirk 
Castle, CO. Denbigh, bart.) to Ifrancis Naylor of Staple Inn, 
London, gent., and George Naylor of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middle- 
sex, gent., the manor or lordship of Mould, and other property 
mentioned in D.D. 1303, on trust for the said ffrancis Naylor 
but subject to redemption. Consideration, the discharge of 
the principal and interest due to Robert ffowle and Sir Richard 
Middleton. The deed recites an indenture dated 18 Mar. 
1683-4 [D.D. 1290] ; an indenture, dated 19 Mar. 1683-4 and 
made between Jacob Reynardson of London, merchant, and 
Robert ffoote of London, merchant, of the one part, and John 
Langley senior and his son John Langley junior, both now 
deceased, of the other part ; an indenture dated 18 Mar. 
1683-4 [D.D. 1291] ; that Sir Richard Langley of the parish 
of St. Martins in the Field, co. Middlesex, knt., deceased, by 
his will, dated 8 Feb. 1677-8 directed that the manor of Mold 
and other lands should be sold by Thomas ffrancis, esq., to 
pay testator's debts, and charged the said property with the 
payment of £800 due to Wilham Whitmore, esq., deceased ; 
that by a decree in Chancery in the suit of Sir Richard Middle- 
ton, bart., and Ehzabeth his wife (the executrix of the said 
WiUiam Whitmore junior deceased, who was the executor 
of his father the said William WTiitmore deceased), plaintiffs, 
and the said John Langley senior. Sir Samuel Bamardiston, 
Jacob Reynardson and Robert ffoote, defendants, it was 
ordered on 28 Jan. 1690-1 that the said manor and property 
should be sold to pay the debts and the surplus proceeds 
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dated 12 and 13 July 1691, the said Sir Samuel Baraardiston, 
Jacob Raynardson and John Langley, in consideration of 
£2914 paid to Sir Samuel Barnardiston by the direction of 
Sir Richard IVIidleton, bart., granted the said manor of Mould 
and other property to Sir Thomas ffowle, knt., since deceased ; 
that by an indenture, dated 25 Jan. 1689-90 [D.D. 1303] 
the said property was conveyed to Thomas EUerker and John 
WiUiams and that the said Thomas Ellerker is now dead ; 
that the surplus proceeds from the sale of the said property 
are payable as follows : — one-half to Samuel Langley of Lon- 
don, merchant, one-fourth to his brother Andrew Langley, 
and one-fourth to his sister Martha Langley, the last two 
being in Jamaica; that the said Sir Thomas fiowle was dead 
and by his will devised all his mortgages to his executors, the 
said Reginald Bretland and Robert ffowle, but the said will 
was proved by Robert ffowle alone. Witnesses : Tho. Nor- 
ton ; Tho. Langley ; Robert Bellamy ; Robert Abbott. 

D.D. 1305. Indenture, dated 7 Feb. 1693-4, being a 
lease for a 5^ear, from Samuell Langley of London, merchant, 
to Samuel Reynardson of London, merchant, and Wilham 
Rose citizen and apothecary of London, of the manor or 
lordship of Mould, co. fflint, and all other messuages and lands 
of the said Samuell Langley, in the parishes, townships, &c., 
of Mould, Rhuallt, Guernafield, Nerquis, Leeswood, Guiscanny, 
Argoed, Hendre Biffa, Bistree, Lloyngrin, Bronkoed, Tre- 
brith, Brecanilt, Try then, Arthinwent, Hartsheath other- 
wise Hareshealh, CaergwoUey, Hope, Hope Madithied, 
Cymony, Hope Owen, Estin, Queene Hope, Uchmined ucha, 
Uchmined issa, Ranbeifedd, Kinarton, and Shortley other- 
wise Shordley, co. fSint. Consideration, los. Witnesses : 
J. Wilhams ; Robert Abbott ; Robert Bellamy. 

D.D. 1306. Indenture, dated 15 Oct. 1694, being a 
lease from Roger Jones of Coed, co. fflint, gent., to Humphrey 
Jones of fflint, gent., of a messuage and garden in the tenure 
late of Wilham Thomas, smith, an old malt mill and a small 
quillet of land adjoining, all in the town of fflint. Term, 99 
years, if the said Roger Jones should so long hve. Yearly 
rent, a pepper corn. Consideration, £5. Witnesses : W. But- 
ler; Thomas Johnson; Benjamin Wood. 

D.D. 1307. Indenture, dated 23 Dec. 1695, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from John Lloyd of Downing, co. fflint, gent., to Anne WiUiams 
and Mary Wilhams, both of Skiviog, co. fflint, spinsters, of a 



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parcel of land (containing 3 yokiugs) in Skiviog aforesaid, on 
the south side of a close (near the house of Wilham ap Hugh of 
Skiviog, deceased) called Maes ycha, which said parcel of land 
is broader at the east end than at the other end, and on one 
side joins the lands of the said Wilham ap Hugh, within the 
same close, and the broader end abutts on the orchard, yard, 
etc., of the said WiUiam ap Hugh, also a parcel of land (3 
yokings) in Skiviog, in the north part of a close (near the house 
of the said WiUiam ap Hugh) called Cay rug, half the west 
end of which close adjoins Maes ycha aforesaid, the one side 
being bounded by the lands late of Edward Hughes, deceased, 
and the other side by lands late of the said Wilham ap 
Hugh, and now in the tenure of the said Anne WiUiams and 
Mary WiUiams. Witnesses : Parry John Jones ; Thomas 
1/loyd. 

D.D. 1308. Indenture, dated i Jan. 1695-6, being a 
grant from George Wyrme and John Wynne, both of Lees- 
wood, CO. fflint, gentlemen, to Evan Lloyd of Halkin in the 
same coimty, gent., of a cottage and 2 acres of land in Boles, 
CO. fflint, but subject to the foUowing annuities charged thereon 
by Henry Hughes of Counsillt, co. fflint, gent., who by in- 
dentures, dated 20 and 21 Dec. 1686 granted the said property 
to Josiah Jones of Ockenholt, co. ffhnt, esq., and Robert 
Humfreys of Golstyn in the same county, gent., to the use of 
Humfrey Jones junior (grandchild of the said Henry Hughes 
and then son and heir apparent of Humfrey Jones senior of 
filint., since deceased) but subject to a hfe estate for the said 
Henry Hughes and Margaret his wife and charged with an 
annuity of 24s. for her hfe for Mary Hughes, spinster (daughter 
of the said Henry Hughes), and with the payment (after the 
deaths of the survivor of the said Henrj- Hughes, Margaret 
his wife, and Mary Hughes, spinster) of /20 to Jane Jones, 
spinster, sister of the said Humfrey Jones junior. The deed 
recites that the said Henry Hughes and Margarett his wife 
were dead ; that the said Mary Hughes had assigned her 
annuity of 24s. to the said George Wynne, and that the said 
John Wynne had lately married the said Jane Jones. Con- 
sideration, ;^20. Witnesses : J. Wynne of Hendre ; Anne 
Wynne, daughter of Mr. George Wynne of Leeswood ; Evan 
Griffith of Bedbryn. 

D.D. 1309. Agreement, dated 29 May 1699, for a 
lease for 7 years from Humphrey Jones of Tu-yn-y-coed, co. 
fflint, gent., and Margaret his wife, to Edward Jones of 
Northop, CO. filint, yeoman, of the capital messuage caUed 



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Tu yn y coed aforesaid and its demesne lands called Caye 
cochion, Cae conah, Erw gam, Coetkae'r pwll, Coetkae'r llwyn, 
Tir y brenin, The croftydd, Erw hir, Gwerglodd coed y fflint, 
PenlleW nchain, The gerddi, Coetkae'r onnen, Rojt wrth yr ardd, 
Coetkae'r skybor, Coetkae'r avon, Y wern by glan'r avon, 
and Bryn llygoed, all situate in the parish of Northop, co. 
fflint. Yearly rent, ^49. Witnesses : John Nicholas ; Anne 
Green. 

D.D. 1310. Indenture, dated 3 June 1699, being a 
grant from John Lesham of Hawarden, co. fflint, gent., to 
Humphrey Jones of Tu-yn-y-coed, co. fflint, gent., and Mar- 
garett his wife, of all realty of the said grantor in the parish 
of Hawarden, co. fflint, to the intent that they might become 
perfect tenants of the freehold so that a recovery might be 
suffered. Proviso that if the said Humphrey Jones do not 
pay the said John Ledsham £1000 on i Nov. 1699 the above 
grant will be void. Witnesses : Francis Moss ; John Garden ; 
Thomas Rogers ; John Nicholas. 

D.D. 1311. Indenture, dated 31 Jan. 1700-1, whereby 
(in consideration of a marriage already solemnized between 
Thomas Hanmer of Overton fforreigne, co. fflint, gent., and 
Jane, daughter of Sir John Wynne of Watstay, co. Den- 
bigh, knt. and bart., and of a prenuptial settlement, dated 
18 Sept. 1700, and of £700 the marriage portion of the said 
Jane Hanmer) the said Thomas Hanmer and his mother, 
Mary Hanmer, grant to Owen Wynn of Lloyne, co. Denbigh, 
esq., EUis Lloyd of Penylan, co. Denbigh, esq., Thomas Lloyd 
of Gwernhailed, co. fflint, gent., and Roger Jenings of Sodill, 
CO. Salop, gent., (i) the capital messuage and lands called 
Maesgwailod, in the tenure of the said Thomas and Mary 
Hanmer, 4 tenements in the tenures of Watkin Shone, Jane 
Griffith, IsabeU Haucker, and William Roberts, all in Overton 
fforreigne and Overton Villa, co. fflint ; (2) 3 tenements in the 
tenures of John Tunnah, Thomas Taylor, and Ann Thomas, 
widow, closes of land called Kae Owen, Kae yn y coed, Llettii 
enion, and Erw kefn y werne, in the tenure of Edward Shone, 
2 closes called Erw llwyd and Erw vechan late in the tenure of 
WiUiam Lewis, and now of the said John Tunnah, all being 
in Penley in the parish of Ellesmere, co. fffint ; 2 tenements 
in the township of Esclusam in the parish of Wrexham, co. 
Denbigh, in the tenures of Benjamin Fennar and Howell 
Hughes ; upon trust (as to the property numbered i) for the 
said Thomas Hanmer for his life with remainder to the said 
Jane Hanmer for her life, \^ith remainder to the first and other 



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sons successively in tail of the said Thomas and Jane Hanmer, 
with remaindeis over ; and on trust (as to the property num- 
bered 2) for the said Thomas Hanmer for his hfe, with remain- 
der to the first and other sons successively in tail of the said 
Thomas and Jane Hanmer, with remainders over. Proviso 
that the property in Penley was granted as above subject to 
the payment of an annuity of £20 for her hfe to Mary Hanmer, 
the mother of the said Thomas Hanmer. Power is given to 
the said Thomas Hanmer to charge all or any part of the said 
premises with ;^300 as portions for his younger children. 
Witnesses : WiUiam Roberts ; Helen Davies ; John Jones ; 
ff rancis Edwards ; WilHam PhiUips of Horsemarsh, near 
Hanmer. 

D.D. 1312. Indenture, dated 12 Oct. 1703, whereby 
Edward Bythell of Lloynegrin, co. Fhnt, gent., in consideration 
of a marriage already solemnized between him and Benedict 
his wife (one of the daughters of John Conway of Soughton, 
CO. Flint, esq., deceased) and of her marriage portion of £500, 
declares that Thomas Foulks of Mertyn, co. Fhnt, gent., and 
Evan Ivloyd of Halkin, co. Fhnt, esq., shall stand possessed 
of certain property (of which a fine had been levied to them 
at the last Great Sessions for co. Fhnt) on the following trusts, 
namely, on trust (as to several messuages and lands in Hendre 
Biffa, CO. Fhnt, in the tenure of Thomas Wilhams and Edward 
Hughes, a messuage and lands in Leeswood, co. Fhnt, in the 
tenure of John Mathews and Edward Price, a messuage in 
Mold CO. Fhnt, in the tenure of Thomas ap Richard and 
Edward Jones, 2 crofts to the said messuage belonging, 3 
water lead mills, now converted into com miUs with a mes- 
suage appertaining in Mold, then in the tenure of Sir Thomas 
Grosvenor, bart., and now of David Howell, miller, and a 
parcel of land called Y werglodd ganol, then in the tenure of 
Wilham Foulkes, innkeeper) for Ehzabeth Stringer, widow, 
(mother of the said Edward BytheU) for her hfe (subject to 
the payment of 4s. yearly to the said Edward Bythell) in heu 
of a rent charge of £50 charged on the said property in her 
favour by Evan Bythell the deceased father of the said Edward 
Bythell ; and upon trust (as to a tenement in Mold in the 
tenure of Wilham Foulkes, innkeeper, closes in Lloynegrin, 
being part of the demesne lands of the said Edward Bythell, 
and in the tenure of Jane Davies, otherwise Jones, of Soughtin 
widow, and called Caie Eynion mawr, Caie Eynion hychan, 
Coed caie march mawr and Coed caie march hychan) for the said 
Edward Bythell in fee simple ; and on trust (as to the cap- 
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included in the fine and also the reversion of the property 
expectant on the death of the said Elizabeth Stringer) for 
the said Edward Bythell for his life, with remainder (sub- 
ject to an annuity of £50 for her life to the said Benedict 
Bythell) to the first and other sons successively in tail of the 
said Edward Bythell by his wife Benedict, with similar re- 
mainders in succession to Doroth}^ Bythell. Elizabeth Bythell 
and Mary Bythell (the ist, 2nd and 3rd daughters of the said 
Edward and Benedict Bythell) with remainders over. Wit- 
nesses : E. Conway ; W. IJoyd ; Hannah Burrowes ; John 
Kendrick. 

D.D. 1313. Indenture, dated i Aug. 1704, being a 
mortgage for £100 from Humphrey Jones of [the town of] 
Flint, esq., and Margaret his wife, to Margaret Jones of Oaken- 
holt, CO. FHnt, spinster, of a tenement in Ewloe and Bulrobin, 
CO. Fhnt, late in the tenure of John Read and now of Thomas 
Hughes and 3 cottages in Ewloe aforesaid, late in the tenure 
of Edward More of Ewloe, and now of Thomas Asbury and 
John Massam. Witnesses : P. Griffith ; James Heywood ; 
Peter Williams. The seals are armorial. 

D.D. 1314. Indenture, dated 18 Nov. 1706, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Humphrey Jones of the town and county of Flint, esq., 
to Margaret Jones of Flint aforesaid, spinster, of parcels of 
land called Kaye hradkin (g acres) and Bryn y llygid, situate 
at Counsillt, co. Flint. Witnesses : Peter Hughes of Flint ; 
John Lloyd of Tarth y dwfr. 

D.D. 1315. Indenture, dated 19 Nov. 1706, being a 
mortgage from Humphre}' Jones, junior, ol the town of fflint, 
esq., to Margaret Jones of the same place, spinster, ot closes 
of land in Counsillt, co. fflint, called Kaye badkin (9 acres), 
(formerly purchased by Henry Hughes, gent., the deceased 
father of Anne Jones, the mother of Humphrey Jones junior, 
from John Gravell, deceased), and a close of land called Bryn- 
y-llygid in Counsillt aforesaid, to secure the payment of £100 
which Humphrey Jones, senior, gent., the deceased father of 
the said Humphrey Jones junior) by his will, dated 12 April 
1687, under a power in the settlement on his marriage to his 
wife Anne, the mother of the said Humphrey Jones, junior, 
charged on all his realty in favour of his youngest daughter, 
the said Margaret Jones (sister of the said Humphrey Jones, 
junior. Witnesses : Peter Hughes of fflint ; John Lloyd of 
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D.D. 1316. Precipe and Concord, dated 8 Apr. 1707 
in a fine levied at the Great Sessions for co. Flint between 
Roger Griffith, gent., plaintiff, and William Williams and Mary 
his wife, defendants, whereby the said defendants acknow- 
ledged that 3 messuages, 4 gardens, 2 orchards and 95 acres 
of land were the right of the plaintiff. The acknowledgment 
was taken before John Williams. 

D.D. 1317. Indenture, dated 15 Feb. 1709-10, being a 
lease for 11 years from Humphrey Jones of Fhnt, esq., to 
Richard Adams and Jonathan Robinson, both of the city of 
Chester, gentlemen, of the mines of coal, &c., under 2 closes 
of land in the parish and township of Flint, one close being 
called Coetkae newydd otherwise The old coal pitt field, and the 
other lying between the said close and the highway leading to 
Hawarden. Yearly rent, 6d. for every ton of coal and 'ken- 
nell,' and 3d. for every ton of culm or slack raised out of the 
said demised property. Witnesses: Josiah Jones; Thomas 
Hiccox. 

D.D. 1318. Indenture, aated 15 Feb. 1709-10 from 
Humphrey Jones of fflmt, esq., to Richard Adams and Jon- 
athan Robinson, both of the city of Chester, being a counter- 
part lease of D.D. No. 1317. 

D.D. 1319. Indenture, dated 10 Oct. 1710, being a 
lease from Humfrey Jones of the town of fflint, esq., to Robert 
Morris of the same town, blacksmith, of a tenement at 
Atticrosse, co. fflint, in the tenure of Hugh ap Probert. 
Term : the Hves of Mary Morris (wife of the said lessee), 
Catherine Morris (daughter of the said lessee and his wife 
Mary) and Thomas Lightfoot the younger of Waverton, co. 
Chester. Yearly rent, 40s., 2 fat hens and 2 days' reap- 
ing. Consideration, £12. Witnesses : Robert Jones ; Tho. 
Hughes; John Maurice. Memorandum (endorsed) states that 
20S. is to be paid as a heriot on the death of every principal 
tenant. 

D.D. 1320. Indenture, dated 21 June 1712, being an 
apprenticesnip (by David Edwards and Edward Jones, church- 
wardens of the parish of fflint, co. fflint) of Edward Crane 
(a poor boy of the said parish) to Humphrey Jones of fflint, 
esq., to be brought up as a waiting man and groom until 
the said Edward Crane is 24 years of age. Witnesses : E. 
Lewis ; John Williams. Consent to the apprenticeship, dated 
21 June 1712, by Tho. Evans and Josiah Jones, justices of the 
peace for co. fflint. 



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D.D. 1321. Probate of the Will, dated 25 Jan. 
1714-15, of James Pulford of Kinerton, co. Flint, yeoman, 
Testator bequeathed as follows : — To my wife Jane the moiety 
of my personalty and, for her widowhood, the thirds out of 
my realty in tne township of Cotton and Crislengton, co. 
Chester, also the management ot all my realty and personalty 
until my daughter Ehzabeth is of age ; to my said daughter 
Elizabeth the other moiety of my personalty and all my realty 
aforesaid, subject to my having no other child [when other 
dispositions are made] ; in the event of my said child or 
children dying without issue I give the said realty to my 
brother John Pulford, subject to the payment of 30s. yearly 
to my sister Mary Jones ; my said brother John Pulford and 
John Potter of Higher Kjnnerton to be executors. Witnesses: 
WilUam Haddocks ; Roger Jones ; Thomas Royle. The pro- 
bate grant is missing. 

D.D. 1322. Indenture, dated 25 Mar. 1715, whereby 
Thomas Lloyd of the city of Chester, gent., in consideration 
of an intended marriage between him and Margaret Parr^', 
spinster (daughter of Thomas Parry of Plas yr Hall, co. 
Denbigh, esq., deceased), and of her marriage portion of £600, 
grants to Robert ffoulkes of Llanbeder, co. Denbigh, clerk, 
and John Lloyd of Caerwys, co. fflint, gent., a capital messuage 
called TreW bierdd, in the parish of Mould, co. fflint, and in 
the tenure of the said Thomas Lloyd, and a messuage in the 
town of Mould in the tenure of Evan Thomas, yeoman, on 
trust for the said Thomas Lloyd for his life, with remainder 
(subject to an annuity of £40 to the said Margaret Parry) 
to his first and other sons successively in tail by the said 
Margaret Parry, with remainders over. Witnesses : Bene- 
dicta Bethell ; Th mas White ; Law. Gother junior ; Jane 
ffoulkes ; Francis Jones ; William Piatt. 

D.D. 1323. Indenture, dated 11 Jan. 1715-16, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Nathaniel Ashbrook of Boughton in the liberties of the 
city of Chester, wheelwright, to John WilHams of Potruddan, co. 
fflint, clerk, of a tenement in Maen Eva, co. fflint, in the tenure 
of Robert ap Thomas, yeoman, also closes at Maen Eva afore- 
said, called Cae tan y tu, Y hirdir, Y vron vechan, and Y maes- 
gwin. Witnesses: Nor. Salusbury; Jona. ffabian; Tho. Little. 

D.D. 1324. Indenture, dated 21 Mar. 1716-17, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from The Hon. Other Windsor, esq., (son and heir apparent 
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of the Right Hon. Elizabeth, late countess of Plymouth, 
his wife, deceased, who wps sister ord heir of Roger Whitley, 
esq., deceased, the grandson of Roger Whitley formerly of 
Peele, co. Chester, esq., deceased). Dame Elizabeth Main- 
waring of Over Peover, co. Chester, (widow of Sir John 
Mainwaring ot Over Peover aforesaid, bart., deceased, and 
sole surviving executrix of her father, the said Roger Whit- 
ley of Peele aforesaid, deceased) and Charlotte Mainwaring 
and Elizabeth Mainwaring of Over Peover (spinster daugh- 
ters of the said Sir John and Elizabeth Mainwaring), to 
Elizabeth Loder of Bare-court co. Berks., widow, of mes- 
suages and lands in Aston, heretofore in the tenures of 
Thomas Griffith, Thomas Ewde, Robert Millington, William 
Ewde, Thomas Wygh, Thomas Eythell, Thomas Smith, 
Humphrey Bromfeild, Elizabeth Thomas and Richard Mill- 
ner, a tenement in Aston called The school house, in the 
tenure of Robert Glizier, 7 tenements in Ewlowe, in the 
tenures of Edwnrd Moore-^, John Rosingreave, John Tellet, 
Catherine Pugh, widow, WilHam Cowley, John Millington, 
and John Wigh, 3 messuages in Hawarden, in the tenures of 
John Warburton, James Kingsley, and John Minshull, 2 
messuages in Shotten in the tenures of John Whitley, gent., 
and Richard Smith, a messuage in Broughton, in the tenure 
of William Potter, a messuage in Mankett, in the tenure of 
William Evthell, a messuage in Aston and Mankett, in the 
tenure of Thomas Ledsham, a messuage in Mankett and in 
Moore, in the tenure of George Eythell, parcels of land called 
The peggs, The green hay, The blackbrook hay, The goose moore, 
The coal pitt hay. The new hay, The French hay croft. The ham 
hay, Mawkins' croft, The sylliners. The madge rideing, The 
gorsty hay, Martensdale meadow, Mankett meadow and the 
bought land in the same meadow, Whitley wood and Whitley 
hay, in the parish of Hawarden, being part of the demesne 
lands belonging to the capital messuage of the said Robert 
Whitley in Aston aforesaid, all the said property being in 
CO. fflint. Witnesses : Tho. Mainwaring ; Phihp Johnson ; 
H. Shipton ; Sherarde Serjeant ; John Kendall ; Joseph 
Bridges. Lease (endorsed) for six months, dated 29 July 
1717, (so that a grant by release might be made) from the said 
Other Windsor to the said EHzabeth Loder, of the above 
property. Witnesses : as above. Memorandum (endorsed) 
that the above deeds were exhibited in Chancery on 10 June 
1754 in the suit of Ralph Whitley, esq., v. Thomas Whitley, 
esq., and also on 21 Oct. 1765 in the suit of John Malpas 
otherwise Ma'pas, esq., and Martha his wife, v. Anne Whitley, 
spinster, and infant by her guardian. 



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D.D. 1325. Estreat of a court baron of the most noble 
Mountague, Earl of Abingdon, Baron Norreys of Rycot for 
his manor of Ligh Priors, held on 14 May 1717, by Richard 
Baxter, steward of the said manor. At which court Richard 
Dicke and his daughter Susanna Dicke received from the said 
steward the reversion of a tenement and the moiety of a vir- 
gate of land in the township of Penley in the said manor, 
expectant on the death of Ehzabeth Palmer and Anne 
(daughter of Samuel Palmer, deceased) now the wife of the 
said Richard Dicke, to hold to the use of the said Susanna 
Dicke for her Hfe according to the custom of the said manor, 
at the annual rent of 8s. 4d., a heriot of the best beast and 
to provide a sufficient lunch or supper for the lord of the 
manor, his steward and their servants (not to exceed 6 persons) 
once every two years at the court or view of the said manor, 
and also to provide oats, hay and straw for their horses. For 
which admission the said Richard and Susanna Dicke paid a 
fine of £50. Latin. 

D.D. 1326. Indenture, dated 5 Sept. 1717, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from George Naylor of Herstmonceaux, co. Sussex, esq., 
(eldest son and heir and one of the executors of Francis 
Naylor of Staple Inn, lyondon, gent., deceased), to William 
Clayton of Harden in the parish of Godstone, co. Surrey, esq., 
and Clayton Kenrick of London, gent., of the manor or lord- 
ship of Mould, CO. FUnt, and all messuages and lands mentioned 
in D.D. 1327. Witnesses : as in D.D. 1327. 

D.D. 1327. Indenture, dated 6 Sept. 1717, being a 
mortgage for £3000 by way of a release from George Naylor 
of Herstmonceaux, co. Sussex, esq., (eldest son and heir and 
one of the executors of Francis Naylor of Staple Inn, London, 
gent., deceased) to WilHani Clayton of Marden in the parish 
of Godstone, co. Surrey, esq., and Clayton Kenrick of London, 
gent., of the following property, and an assignment by William 
Draper of Adgscomb, co. Surrey, esq., to Charles Hunter of 
London, gent., of a residue of a term of 1000 years in the same 
property on trust to attend the inheritance : — The manor or 
lordship of Mould, co. Flynt, and all messuages and lands, 
late of Sir Richard Langley and Dame Cecill his wife, in the 
parishes, &c., of Mould, Rhualt, Gwernafield, Nerqtiis, Lees- 
wood, Guiscanny, Argoed, Hendre Biffa, Bistree, Loyngrin, 
Bronkoed, Trebrith, Brecanilt, Trythen, Arthinwent, Hearts- 
heath otherwise Haresheath, Caergwolly, Hope, Hope Mad- 
ithied, Cymony, Hope Owen, Estyn, Queene Hope, Ochmynyd 

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Ucha, Ochmynyd Issa, Ranberfed, Kinarton, and Short- 
ley otherwise Shordley, co. Flynt. The deed recites that 
by an indenture, dated 4 Sept. 1676 the said Sir Richard 
Langley and Dame Cecill his wife covenanted to levy a fine 
of the said property to the use of WilHam Petyt and Thomas 
Francis for 1000 years on trusts therein mentioned, with re- 
mainder to the said Richard Langley in fee simple ; that by 
various assignments the said term became vested in Reginald 
Bretland, serjeant at law, in trust for Sir Thomas Fowle, knt., 
alderman of the city of London, deceased, to whom the re- 
version of the said property had been mortgaged ; that Robert 
Fowle, citizen and goldsmith of London and the said Reginald 
Bretland became entitled to the said mortgage under the will 
of the said Sir Thomas Fowle ; that by indentures dated 
5 and 6 Feb. 1693-4 the said property was mortgaged to the 
said Francis Naylor and George Naylor on trust for the said 
Francis Naylor, and the said term was assigned to the said 
WiUiam Draper and George Bedinfield, citizen and merchant 
taylor of London, in trust for the said Francis Naylor. Wit- 
nesses : James Hunter ; Edward Archer ; J. Lumby, clerk to 
the said Mr. Hunter. 

D.D. 1328. Indenture, dated 14 Mar. 1717-18, being 
a grant from Benjamin Jones of the town of Carnarvon, dyer, 
to David Davies of the parish of Dymeirchion, co. fflint, gent., 
of a messuage in Tre'r llan in the said parish of Dj^meirchion, 
called Penire du, and closes of land called Yr ardd, Y ddwy 
berllan, Coet cae uwch hen y tu, and Y fron or y llawes, also 
closes of land in the township of Tre'r llan, called Erw bant, 
Y tri rhwd, Coet cae yr poptii and Y fron, which said property 
had on 8 Mar. 1714-15 been mortgaged for £13 14s. 4d. by 
way of a demise for 999 years at a pepper corn rent by the 
said Benjamin Jones and by WilHam Rutter of the town of 
Denbigh, esq., (at the request of the said Benjamin Jones) 
to the aldermen, baihffs and burgesses of the borough of Den- 
bigh. Consideration, ^165 of which £140 is paid to the said 
aldermen, baihffs and burgesses. Witnesses : Thomas Baddy ; 
David Lloyd ; Wilham Roberts. 

D.D. 1329. Indenture, dated 15 Aug. 1718, being a 
grant from Ehzabeth Kay of Hollywell, widow, Thomas Man- 
greave of Ashton, gent., Edward Jones of Balls, gent., Mary 
Morris of Atti Cross, widow, Peter Humphreys of Fhnt, taylor, 
and Ahce Ledsam of Hawarden, widow, all in co. Fhnt, to 
Thomas WiUiams and David Lloyd both of the city of Chester, 
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lands in the townships of Hollywell, Ashton, Ewloe, Man- 
cote, Hawarden and Flint in co. Flint (the reversion of which 
property is vested in Bagot Read of Maesmawr, co. Mount- 
gomery, esq., and Margarett his wife and their heirs) to the use 
of the said Bagot Read and Margarett his wife and their heirs 
subject to the payment of £^^0 to each of the said grantors. 
Witnesses: Edward Jones; Juhus Cesar; PaulPatton; Edward 
Parry; Jona. Robinson; John Nicholas; Thomas Johnson. 

D.D. 1330. Indenture, dated 5 June 1720, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Wilham Clayton of Mardenin in the parish of Godstone, 
CO. Surrey, esq., and Clayton Kenrick of London, gent., to 
James Littleton of North Okedon, co. Essex, and Thomas 
Swanton of London, esq., of the manor or lordship of Mould, 
CO. Fhnt, and the property mentioned as having been con- 
veyed to the said William Clayton and Clayton Kenrick by 
indentures of lease and release dated 5 and 6 Sept. 1717, the 
release being made between George Naylor of Hertsmanceux, 
CO. Sussex, esq., of the first part, William Draper of Adys- 
comb, CO. Surrey, esq., of the second part, the said Wilham 
Clayton and Clayton Kenrick of the third part, and Charles 
Hunter of London, gent., of the fourth part. Witnesses : 
James Hunter ; J. Lumby. 

D.D. 1331. Inventory, for probate purposes, dated 
28 Oct. 1720, of the goods of Mr. Edward Ellis of Llys in the 
parish of Meliden, co. Fhnt, deceased, appraised by Hugh 
Hughes and Nicholas Hughes. Total value, £155 lis. 8d, 
It includes 72 lbs. pewter at 6d. per lb., 36s. 

D.D. 1332. Indenture, dated 15 Mar. 1725-6, being a 
grant from John Myvod of Dymerchion, co. fflint, gent., to 
Thomas Hughes of Graig in the parish of Dymerchion, co. 
fflint, yeoman, of closes of land in the township of Trelan in 
the said parish of Dymerchion, called Cae yr hen dy, Y traian, 
Gardd y traian, Y cae mawr, Y roffte Bleythin, Y cae nessa yr 
ffordd, and Y cae canoll, and in the tenure of the said grantor 
Consideration, £212. Witnesses : David Wilhams ; John 
Roberts ; Thomas Roberts. 

D.D. 1333. Agreement, dated 15 June 1726, whereby 
John Myvod of Dymerchion, co. fflint, gent., covenants that 
in the event of his selhng the equity of the redemption of 8 
parcels of land in Trelan in the parish of Dymerchion aforesaid, 
formerly called Rhyd y cwtta, and now called Cae yr hen du, 

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Y trayan, Yr ardd, Y dragon, Y cae Bleyddyn, Yr arid 
Bleyddin, and Y caye Bleyddin, in the tenure of William Edward 
of Bryncoch in the parish of Whitford, co. fflint, gent., (which 
said property had been mortgaged for ;f2io by the said John 
Myvod to the said WiUiam Edwards) he would, out of the 
purchase money received for the said equity of redemption 
pay (in consideration of his wife Mary Myvod having joined 
in mortgaging the said property) to Wilham Massay of Mostyn, 
CO. fflint, gent., and Thomas Hughes of Dymerchion aforesaid, 
yeoman, £20 in trust for the said Mary Myvod. Witnesses : 
John Lrloyd, Robert Lloyd, both of Pontruffudd. 

D.D. 1334. Indenture, dated i Jan. 1726-7, being the 
apprenticeship for 7 years of Thomas Davies, a poor boy of 
the parish of Whitiord, co. fflint, by Henry Powell and 
David Roberts, churchwardens and overseers of the poor for 
the said parish of Whitford, to learn (with the consent of 
Edward Pennant and Edward Lloyd, esqrs., and justices of 
the peace for co. fflint) the trade of a bricklayer with John 
Thomas aforesaid, bricklayer. Edward Booley and John 
Edwards, both of Whitford aforesaid covenant for the proper 
tuition in bricklaying, of the said Thomas Davies and for his 
board and lodging. Premium paid by the churchwardens, £6. 
Witnesses : David Pennant ; Edward Parry. Memorandum, 
dated i Jan. 1726-7, states that the said John Thomas had 
received only £3 of the premium and that the said church- 
wardens agreed to pay the residue of the said premium on 
I Jan. 1729-30. 

D.D. 1335. Indenture, dated 11 Mar. 1726-7, being a 
grant from Joseph Edwards of Overton Villa, co. fflint, wheel- 
wright, to Thomas Hanmer of Overton fforreigne, co. fflint, 
gent., of a parcel of land (2 roods, 8 perches) situate in a parcel 
of land of the said grantee, called Maes y crach or the Sandy 
hole field, in Overton fforreigne aforesaid. Consideration, 
£6 los. Witnesses : John Jennings, clerk ; EHz. Hanmer. 

D.D. 1336. Indenture, dated 8 Nov. 1727, being a lease 
for 999 years from ffrancis Price of Overton fforreigne, co. 
fflint, esq., to Thomas Hanmer of the same place, gent., of a 
parcel of land, containing 4 butts in Overton Villa, co. fflint, 
late in the tenure of Thomas Hanmer of Maesgwaylod, gent., 
deceased, and now of Ermine Roberts, one of the daughters 
of John PhilHps of Lightwood Green, co. fflint, yeoman, 
which said property hes between the lands of the said Thomas 
Hanmer and the lands formerly of Sir Roger Puleston, but 



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since bought by the said Thomas Hanmer, and abuts at one 
end on the lands late of Owen Barton, esq., and at the other 
end on the lands late of Richard Pulford but now owned by 
Thomas Lloyd, esq. The deed recites that a lease of the said 
property was granted on 4 Mar. 1693-4 by John Price of Bryn- 
glas, CO. fflint, esq., to the said John Phillips, for 99 years, if 
Anne, IMary and Ermine (daughters of the said John PhiUips 
should so long hve) at the yearly rent of is. Yearly rent, 
6s. 8d. Witnesses : John Jennings ; Edward Price. 

D.D. 1337. Probate of the wili., dated 18 May 1730, 
of Thomas Hanmer of Maesgwaylod, co. fBint, gent.. Testa- 
tor devised as follows : — To my son and heir Thomas Han- 
mer all my realty in cos. fflint and Denbigh (except what I 
have settled on my wife), subject to the payment of an 
annuity of £10 to my daughter Ann for her hfe, and to the 
payment of £900 which (subject to the payment of my debts) 
I give, together with my personalty, in equal shares between 
my 9 other younger children ; my said son Thomas Hanmer 
to be executor, and to be guardian of the son and daughter 
of my deceased brother Roger Hanmer. Witnesses: John 
Jennings ; Thomas EUis ; Edward Wynne ; Randle Jones. 
The probate grant is missing. 

D.D. 1338. Indenture, dated 11 Jime 1735, being a 
lease for a year (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Ehzabeth Hunter of the parish of Stebonheath other- 
wise Stepney, co. Middlesex, spinster, to Carew Reynell, D.D., 
chancellor of the diocese of Bristol, of the manor or lordship 
of Mould, CO. fEint, and other property [mentioned in D.D. 
1305] described in an indenture dated 24 July 1730. Wit- 
nesses : Peter Delande ; John Donald. 

D.D. 1339. Indenture, dated 18 July 1735, being a 
covenant by Thomas Edwards of Holly well, co. fflint, grocer, 
and Anne his wife to levy at the next Great Sessions for co. 
fflint, to John Lloyd of Caerwys, co. fflint, gent., a fine of the 
following property to enure to the use of the appointees of the 
said Thomas Edwards and Anne his wife, with remainder to 
the use of the said Anne Edwards : — A messuage and lands 
in the parish of Kilken, called Y dday cue otherwise Tyddin y 
ffrith, in the tenure of Peter Davies ; closes of land in KLilken 
aforesaid, called Cae ticha and Erw da issa 'r du; a parcel of 
land adjoining ; a parcel of land in Kilken, called Y fedwlike ; 
parcels of land called Cae mawr (now divided into 3 parcels), 
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lying in co. fflint ; closes called Cae newydd, Cae'r meibion, 
and Y ffrithwen, in the said parishes of Llanverras and Elilken. 
Witnesses : Tho. WiUiams ; Robert Owens, junior. 

D.D. 1340. Indenture, dated 13 Aug. 1735, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made) 
from Dorothy Jones of Oakenholt, co. Flint, spinster (sister 
and heir of Margaret Jones of the same place, spinster, de- 
ceased), to Jones Read of the city of Chester, gent., (one of the 
younger sons of Bagot Reed of the city of Chester, esq.) of the 
property mentioned in D.D. 1341. Witnesses: as in D.D. 1341. 

D.D. 1341. Indenture, dated 14 Aug. 1735, being an 
assignment by Dorothy Jones of Oakenholt, co. fflint, spinster, 
(sister and heir of Margarett Jones of the same place, spinster, 
deceased) to Jones Read of the city of Chester, gent., (one of 
the younger sons of Bagot Read of the city of Chester, esq., 
of a mortgage for £100, of a tenement in Ewloe and Pentre- 
hobin, CO. Fhnt, late in the tenure of Thomas Hughes and 
now of John Read, and of cottages in Ewloe aforesaid, formerly 
in the tenure of Edward More of Ewloe, gent., then of Thomas 
Asbury and John Massam, which said mortgage was granted 
on I Aug. 1704 by Humphrey Jones of Flint, esq. (late grand- 
father of the said Jones Read) and Margaret his wife, both 
since deceased, to the said Margaret Jones spinster. Consider- 
ation, £100 paid to the said Dorothy Jones by the said Bagot 
Read. Witnesses : Margaret WiUiams ; Josiah Morrall. 

D.D. 1342. Indenture, dated 24 April 1740, being a 
grant from Watkin WiUiams of Llysvaen, co. Carnarvon, 
painter, and Mary Hughes of Pentre in the parish of Dymerch- 
ion, CO. fflint, spinster, (in consideration of an intended 
marriage between the said Watkin WiUiams and Mary Hughes) 
to John Paynter of Summer HiU in the said parish of Dy- 
merchion, esq., and Peter Paynter of HenUan, co. Denbigh, 
gent., of a tenement in Tre'rUan in the said parish of Dymerch- 
ion, caUed Penygarnedd, and in the tenure of Mary Davies, 
widow, also parcels of land in the townships of Tre'rUan and 
Maeneva, co. fflint, caUed Coet cae'r garreg, Coet cae'r pant glas 
otherwise Coet cae'r garnedd, Cae'r meirch, Coet cae'r weirglodd, 
Y ddwy accar, Yr erw geirch, Y cae glas, Y weirglodd, Graft y 
skihor, and Coet cae yr mynidd buchen, in the tenure of the said 
Mary Davies, a tenement in the said parish of Dymerchion, 
caUed Pentre du in the tenure of the said Mary Hughes, and 
closes of land in the said townships of Maeneva and Tre'rUan 
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Y fron o'r llawes, Erw bant y tri rhwd, Coet cae poptu, Fron 
coet cae'r skibor, Y weirglodd fechen nesa ir fordd and Y weir- 
glodd issa, also a form or sitting and kneeling-place ' up to the 
wall ' on the south side of the chancel of the parish church of 
Dymercliion, upon trust for the said Watkin WiUiams and 
Mary Hughes for their Hves, with remainder to their first and 
other sons successively in tail, with remainders over. Power 
is given to the said Mary Hughes to charge the said property 
with £50 (subject to the said Ufe estate of the said Watkin 
WiUiams) as portions for any of the younger children of the 
said intended marriage. Witnesses : Mary Paynter ; Thomas 
Hughes ; John WiUiams. 

D.D. 1343. Indenture, dated i Aug. 1746, being a 
lease for six months (so that a grant by release might be made 
on trusts declared in an indenture of even date herewith) 
from Anthony lyangley Swimmer of Mold, co. ffint, esq., to 
Thomas Owen and David Lloyd, both of Mold aforesaid, 
gentlemen, of the foUowing property : — The manor or lordship 
of Mold, CO. ffiint ; messuages and lands in the townships of 
Mould otherwise Mold, Bryncoed and Gwemafield in the parish 
of Mold and in the tenures of Ehzabeth Leach, widow, Walter 
Cahoun, Hugh Jones, WiUiam Davies, Robert Jones, James 
Henstock, John Thomas, David Parry, Robert Jones, Anne 
Sidebotham, widow, Thomas Owen, Mary Edwards, widow, 
Thomas Davies, Edward Edwards, Hugh Lloyd, clerk, John 
Hughes, WiUiam Edwards, Thomas Jones, Thomas Griffith, 
Thomas Bulkeley, John Rowland, Edward Lloyd, esq., John 
Harry, Robert Davies, WiUiam Hughes, Catherine Ithel, 
widow, Margaret Griffith, widow, John Jones, George Davies, 
Randle Wilhams, Jane WiUiams, widow, Mary Ennion, 
Robert Ennion, Humphrey WiUiams, Peter Jones, Edward 
Carbury, Anne Evans, widow, Robert Griffith, and Thomas 
Ingleby ; a water com miU caUed Rhydgoly mill in Mold afore- 
said, in the tenures of Jane Griffith, widow, and WiUiam Wil- 
liams ; a parcel of land intermixed with the lands of Charles 
Roberts, esq., in a field caUed Ddole Shon ddu in the parish of 
Mold, in the tenure of Timothy PhiUips ; a parcel of land at 
the upper end of the town of Mold, called Mont alto, otherwise 
Bayley hill, in the tenure of the said George Davies ; the toUs 
of the markets and fairs of Mold now rented by the said John 
Hughes and Thomas Griffith ; messuages and lands in the 
townsliips of Bistre and Argoed in the parish of Mold, in the 
tenures of WiUiam Hampson, Edward Parry, WiUiam Hewit, 
George Berks, Jonathan Evans, Ehzabeth Norbury, widow, 
John Griffith, Thomas ab Ellis, John BeUis, John Edwards, 



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John Peter, — Rogers, widow, Edward Jones, Peter Lewis 
Thomas Evans, WiUiam Edwards, David Jones, John Lewis, 
Edward Jones, John WiUiams, Robert WiUiams, John Lewis, 
Mary Jones, widow, Thomas WiUiams, and Thomas Jones ; 
One-third share of a messuage and lands in the township of 
Bistree, in the tenure of John Ashbury, collier ; closes of land 
in the townships of Nerquis and Leeswood, in the tenure of 
Robert Hyde, esq. ; cottages and parcels of land in Nerquis, 
in the tenures of John Matthew and Thomas Jones ; a close 
in Leeswood, called Erw Owen adjoining the land of Thomas 
Eyton, esq., and late in the tenure of John Davies, yeoman, 
deceased, and now of — Davies, the widow of the said John 
Davies ; parcels of land intermixed with the land of Robert 
Davies, esq., in the township of Gwsaney, and late in the 
tenure of the said Robert Davies ; closes of land in Gwsaney, 
in the tenure of Robert WiUiams, yeoman ; pieces of land in 
Gwsaney intermixed with the freehold lands late of Morris 
Jones, and now of the said Robert WiUiams ; messuages and 
lands in Gwsaney, in the tenures of Sir George W^mne, bart., 
John Thomas, John WiUiams, Martha Wynne, spinster, and 
Marjery Whitehead, widow ; a freestone quarry at Gwsaney 
in the tenure of Marjery Whitehead, widow ; 2 messuages 
and lands in the township of Hendre Biffa, in the tenures of 
Edward Lewis, John Lewis and Edward Peter ; messuages 
and lands in the township of Gwemafield, in the tenures of 
Samuel Jones, George Hooson, Jane Parry, widow, John 
Griffith, Thomas Tattum, Jane PoweU, widow, Anne Jones, 
widow, John Griffith and Mary Griffith, widow ; messuages 
and lands in Trythin vawr and Trythin vechan, in the tenures 
of WiUiam Parry, Robert EUis, John Price, WiUiam Davies, 
Thomas Hughes, Kenerick Jones and Jane Roberts ; a mes- 
suage and closes of land in the township of Arthinwent, in the 
tenure of John Davies, yeoman ; chief, charter and burgage 
rents of £37 5s. 6d. isstiing out of messuages and lands in the 
townships of Mold, Bryncoed, Bistree, Argoed, Nerquis, Lees- 
wood, Gwsaney, Hendre Biffa, Gwemafield, Trythin, Llwyn- 
egrin, Herseth and Arthinwent ; one-third share of the mines 
in the manor or lordship of Mold. Consideration, los. Wit- 
nesses : Henry Ha worth ; W. Travers, jimior. 

D.D. 1344. Transcript of a Recovery suffered at the 
Great Sessions for co. Fhnt, held on 6 Sept. 1746, before 
Mathew Skinner, esq., serjeant at law, and Hon. John Talbot, 
esq., both justices of the said sessions, whereby John HoUord, 
gent., recovered from Thomas Owen, gent., and David Lloyd, 
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cottages, a water com mill, &c., and 11,720 acres of land and 
^17 5s. 6d. rent in Mould otherwise Mold, Bryncoed, Bistree, 
Argoed, Nerquis, Leeswood, Gwsaney, Hendre Biffa, Gwema- 
field, Herseth, L,lwynegrin, Trythin and Arthynwent, and in 
the parish of Mold, co. FHnt, also the one-third share o