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Lease by the Abbot to David ap Mered’ ap Dio,

  1. David, Abbot by permission of God, of the monastery of Stratamarcella of the Cistercian order in the diocese of St Asaph. 2. David ap Mered’ ap Dio for 99 years of parcels of land called Y Cae Coch, Cae y Menych, Cae y Penbras and Coy Ellyn [t. Cyffin, co. Montgomery]. Annual rent: 13s 4d. Dated in the chapter house of 1.

Inspeximus of a charter of Wenunwen ap Owin,

Inspeximus of a charter of 1201 of Wenunwen ap Owin, to the monks of Stradmarchell, recording a gift in frank almoin of Wenunwen all the pasturage-rights in the whole of the province called Keveilliauc [Cyfeiliog, co. Montgomery], within specified boundaries.
The boundaries reach from Bon Main Melin to Lluin Ecrois, as far as Blain Nanhanauc, to Abernant Karthbrandu and along the length of this stream to Carnethwyn, and thence to Gobleithen and from there to Blain Nant Teyling to its mouth, and thence the Bacho to Aber Dengum, along the Dengum to its source, and thence to Keilleg’, thence to the Reidiaul, along the Reidiaul to Gwrhet Kei, and thence the Reidiaul again to Aber Camdwr Keveiliauc, and from the latter to its source, thence to Blain Eynniaun, along the Eynniaun to its mouth, and thence along the Deui to Aber Dulas, and along the Dwlas to its source, and thence to Kenghulf, and thence to Blain Lloido, and along the Lloido to its mouth, and thence the Deui to Aber Llewenith, and along the Llewenith to its source, thence directly to Red Pebellua on the Clawedauc, and thence along the Clawedauc to the Gwernach, and along the Gwernach to its source, and thence as the higher hill leads to Red Derwen and thus along the Derwen to Euernoe, and thence Nant er Heyre to Lledwern, and from Blain Lledwern directly to Bon Main Melin. The gift is subject to no secular or ecclesiastical restrictions other than right of pasture which Wenunwen has granted, with the consent of the monks of Stradmarchell, to the monks of Cumhyr between the Corf and the Eynniaun, and to the monks of Kemmer at Lloidarth and Cumketlli on the other side of the river. Witnessed by Sulian the archdeacon, Master Heilin, Master Mabin, Eynniann ap Rod’i, Kadug’ ap G’fri, David Goch, Edenewein Flam, Goronoy ap Eynniann. Inspeximus dated at Gorhambury.

Lease by the Abbot to Howel ap Gruff’ ap y Bedo,

: 1. David Lloyd, Abbot of the monastery of BVM of Strata Marcella and of the convent of the Cistercian Order in the diocese of St Asaph. 2. Howel ap Gruff’ ap y Bedo for 99 years of a tmt called Tyddyn y Rriw in the commote of Arwystle Iscoed in the township of Com Kerwyn [co. Mont.]. Annual rent: 3s 4d. Duties: 2 capons or 6d payable at Michaelmas. Dated in the chapter house of 1.

Lease by the Abbot to Howell ap Ieuan ap Dackyn and D’d ap Ieuan ap Dackin,

  1. John, Abbot by permission of God, of the monastery of BVM of Stratamarcell and the convent of the same place. 2. Howell ap Ieuan ap Dackyn and D’d ap Ieuan ap Dackin for 99 years of a tmt called Maes Iscorvor with another tmt called in Welsh Lle yr Ty Ynglledan lying in the lordship of Arrwystli Iscoid [co. Mont.]. Annual rent: 2s for Maes Iscorvor and 12d for Lle Ty Yngledan. Duties: Suit of court. Dated in the chapter house of 1.

Exemplification of previous charters,

Produced at the petition of Edward Price, gent., to the Court of the Council of Wales and the Marches at Shrewsbury, 27 March 1584, being an inspeximus of several charters by benefactors of the Abbey of Ystrad Marchell.
The first of them is the sale and confirmation by Elis Madoc of land called Llecheudin (boundaries described), 1183. Secondly are three gifts in frank almoin of Wenunwen ap Owin, namely: all the pasturage-rights in the whole of the province called Keveilliauc [Cyfeiliog, co. Montgomery], 1201, within boundaries from Bon Main Melin to Lluin Ecrois, as far as Blain Nanhanauc, then to Abernant Karthbrandu and along the length of this stream to Carnethwyn, and thence to Gobleithen and from there to Blain Nant Teyling to its mouth, and thence the Bacho to Aber Dengum, along the Dengum to its source, and thence to Keilleg’, thence to the Reidiaul, along the Reidiaul to Gwrhet Kei, and thence the Reidiaul again to Aber Camdwr Keveiliauc, and from the latter to its source, thence to Blain Eynniaun, along the Eynniaun to its mouth, and thence along the Deui to Aber Dulas, and along the Dwlas to its source, and thence to Kenghulf, and thence to Blain Lloido, and along the Lloido to its mouth, and thence the Deui to Aber Llewenith, and along the Llewenith to its source, thence directly to Red Pebellua on the Clawedauc, and thence along the Clawedauc to the Gwernach, and along the Gwernach to its source, and thence as the higher hill leads to Red Derwen and thus along the Derwen to Euernoe, and thence Nant er Heyre to Lledwern, and from Blain Lledwern directly to Bon Main Melin, which gift is subject to no secular or ecclesiastical restrictions other than right of pasture which Wenunwen has granted, with the consent of the monks of Stradmarchell, to the monks of Cumhyr between the Corf and the Eynniaun, and to the monks of Kemmer at Lloidarth and Cumketlli on the other side of the river; the land of Dolwen (boundaries described), 1200; and pasture in the province of Mochnant, from Dolewennev near Aberkenllith to Cum Vagel, in breadth from Kenneureon to the river called Euernoe and Llanwothin which is likewise the boundary, 1204/5. Further documents recited are: a gift in frank almoin by Meuric Seis son of Grifri, and Griffud his brother, son of the same Grifri, of land called Pervethgefn (boundaries described), and the sale by the descendants of Meuric and Griffid for £5 of land between Gwernach and Scuthon (further boundaries described), confirmed under the seal of Wenunwen, 1204; confirmation of Madoc ap Kalwallan of the charters of Owen of Keveiliauc and his sons, Wenunwen, Kaswallaun and Maredud, of Madoc ap Grifud, Owen Brogintun and Eliss, and of the land of Kaledfrud, as more fully described in a charter of Wenunwen, 1231/2; confirmation by King John of the charters of Owain of Keveiliauc, Wennonen his son and other benefactors, 1200; and a gift in frank almoin by Wennunwin ap Owin of land called Coitllin (boundaries described) which was sold by all its heirs to the monks for £22 [1206x1215]. The remainder comprises the recital of an inspeximus, 1420, by Edward de Charleton, Lord of Powys, of previous charters relating to lands (named) belonging to the Cistercian monastery of Stradmarchell in Keveilliauc [Cyfeiliog], Arewistely [Arwystli], Krenyann [Caereinion], Mechem [Mechain] and Moghnant [Mochnant], as confirmed in a charter of King Edward [II], and of the charter of his father, John de Charleton, and in consideration of the recent devastation caused by the Welsh rebels, a grant and confirmation to the abbot and convent of certain liberties regarding prosecution of the abbey’s own tenants for minor offences, cognizance and taxation of property, arrests within the monastery’s enclosure and freedom of toll for the purchase of animals and victuals for their own proper use. Witness: Henry Sidney, kt, Lord President of the Council of Wales and the Marches.

Exemplification of previous charters,

At the request of John Owen Vaughan, esq. being an inspeximus of an enrolment of letters patent in Chancery recording an inspeximus of Henry VI, dated at Westminster 14 March 1449/50, of an inspeximus by Edward II, dated 12 March 1321/2, of several charters by benefactors of the Abbey of Ystrad Marchell.
They include the foundation charter by Ouein ap Griffith [c. 1170] granting to the Cistercian monks of Whitland the land of Stratmarghell contained within boundaries from the Havrens as far as the dyke between Redheschin, etc. (only partly recited). Also described are several charters of Wennunwen ap Owin, namely: a grant of Stradmarchell lands to the monks of Stradmarchell; the sale of land between Roswidaul and Barredin, 1199; two gifts in frank almoin of land called Dolwen and Riukaenessiet respectively, 1200; the sale of Pennanttiki [1200x1204]; a gift in frank almoin of the land of Aberbretwen which the monks had from the proper heirs of the township [1200x1204]; a gift and confirmation of land called Deupiu which the heirs of that land sold to the monks [1200x1204]; a gift of land in another part of that township called Gaher [1200x1204]; a gift of land lying between Havodwen and Pennanhytwen as far as the stream called Toymen and as this river leads to Nant Deren, from that stream to the mountain [1200x1204]; the sale of half the township of Rose Karrec [1200x1204]; confirmation of land called Pervethgefn which Meuric Seis son of Grifri, and Griffud his brother, son of the same Grifri, gifted in frank almoin to the monks, and all that land between Gwernach and Scuthon which the descendants of the said Meuric and Gruffud sold after their deaths to the said monks, 1204; a gift of half the township called Storvaur and land called Blainkarno, and confirmation by the same charter of Cum Raunel, Gardlliuein, Ebedwossethe and Havot Gugaun; confirmation of all the land called Blainkarno [1204x1206]; a sale of all the land called Randur Gwiaun, both above and below the slope, 1207; a previous sale of half of the land of Randir Gwiaun [1206x1215]; a gift of land called Euathtunant and of 55½ acres of land in Estradeluedan, Tethinp[ri]de and T[r]eferhelic [1206x1215]; a grant of land, namely Sechtin, which the heirs of the land sold to the monks [1206x1215]; a gift and confirmation of all the right which Heylin Coyc had in the township of Strateluedan and of the right of the two sons of Gugan in the same township, and of 10½ acres there; the sale of land called Elegirnant [1206x1215]; a gift of land called Eskeirgelenen, [1206x1215]; and a gift in frank almoin of land called Coitllin [1206x1215]. Two final documents are a gift which Mareduth ap Howell, lord of Gyderniaun made to the said monks of land called Eskengaynane, 1176; and the sale by Louelin ap Maredud, lord of Talherthic [Talerddig], of land called Pennantigi from all the proper heirs, [1241x1256]. The said inspeximus of 12 March 1321/2 confirming all of the above lands to the Abbey of Stradmarchell, was witnessed by Edmund Earl Kent, [half] brother of Edward II; John of Britanny, Earl of Richmond; Adomarus de Valencia, Earl of Pembroke; Edward Lord Arundell; John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey; John de Hastinges; John de Somery; Ralph Basset of Drayton; Gilbert Pecche, seneschal of the King’s hospice. Dated at Tuttebury.

Grant by William Beket in Wike,

  1. William Beket, with the consent of Reginald, his son and heir, Ellis and his other sons. 2. Geoffrey, son of William, son of Arthur for 2’s homage and service, of all 1’s land between the house which was his mother’s and the house which was Liuelnald’s, namely 6 acres of land, four of which lie near the strip of orchard and one by itself on the east side of the 4 acres mentioned and 2 half acres on the west side between the land of Liuelnald, and all 1’s meadow and thicket towards the moor between the croft of 1 and the croft of Edward, and all 1’s portion beyond Edward’s croft towards the moor, and 2 acres of meadow in Nordmed beyond the poultry-house? in the east part of 1’s meadow, for all services except the King’s service pertaining to one fardel (quarter-virgate) of land in freehold and a virgate of 1’s land at Wike [Somerset]. Consideration: 2½ marks to deliver 1 from the King’s prison, a silver brooch (‘firmaculum argenteum’) to Reginald and another to Ellis, gloves (‘c[h]irotecas’) to Ric’ and shoes (‘sotulares’) to Thomas. Annual rent: 3 half-pence. Witnesses: Henry de Portebiria, dean; A’, parson of Clopthon; R’ Briton of Porteshaued; William, son of Arthur; Robert de Weston; William de Montibus; Stephen the nobleman; A’ de Weston; John la Ware; William de Weston; Thomas, son of William; and Geoffrey the clerk.

Quitclaim in Carswell and Wroxhale,

  1. Ric’us atte Wike, son of Stephen atte Wyke. 2. William de Seinnor? of Clopton and Juliana his wife of all land and tmts which 2 hold in Carswell and Wroxhale [Wraxhall, Somerset] by demise from Leticia, mother of 1, for an annual rent of one silver penny for life. Dated at Clopton.

Gift by Fulk Lestrange in Wrockwardine,

  1. Fulk Lestrange (‘Extraneus’), Lord of Wrokwardyn. 2. Adam le Espencer of 1 bovate of land and a m. which Richard, son of the chaplain, held in t. Wrocworthin [Shropshire], subject to all dues except foreign service. Annual rent: 5s. Witnesses: Master John de Cherltone, John de Leton, John son of Rauf and Adam Gilbert.

Gift by Fulk Lestrange in Wrockwardine,

  1. Fulk Lestrange, Lord of Wrokwardyn. 2. Adam le Espencer of a m. which Agnes, mother of 2, held from 1 in Wrocwardyn [Shropshire], with 2 king’s acres (‘acris regalibus’) lying on 1’s heath at Longedon, which extends one headland to the land which Roger Gobbe holds from 1 on the said heath and likewise from the side next to 1’s own ditch in length, subject to all dues except foreign service. Annual rent: 3s. Witnesses: John de Leton, John Rauf, John Lochard, Adam Gilbert and Robert le Eyr.

Grant in fee farm by the Abbot of Shrewsbury, in Betton, Wrockwardine,

  1. William, Abbot of Shrewsbury and of the convent of the same place. 2. Richard Hord of 1 acre of land in the wood of Betton, lying opposite the house of 2 in Rugwarthin [Ridgwardine, Shropshire] between the land of Hugh, son of Henry and the land of Hugh, son of Thomas. Annual rent: 4 silver pennies. Witnesses: William de Titteleg[h], Ralph de Sonford, Reginald de Savinton, William de Norton and Stephen de Otleg[h]. Dated at Shrewsbury.

Gift in fee tail by Walter, rector of Culmington, in Wrockwardine,

  • Wynnstay (1945 deposit) GV4.
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  • 1327, Oct. 13 (Tuesday after the feast of St Denis).
  • Part of Wynnstay Estate Records

  1. Walter, rector of Culmington. 2. Godithe, sister of 1, and Adam Lochard her son of one piece of land in the field of Wrokwardin [Shropshire] towards Walcote called Vedelye, extending in length from the land of Adam le Despenser to Cokschute, together with a croft lying next to the garden late belonging to Adam Ymkoe, father of 1, subject to 3s chief rent, with reversion to the heirs of 1 after the respective deaths of 2, if Adam dies without heirs. Witnesses: John de Lee, seneschal of Wrokwardin, Adam le Despenser of Wrokwardin, John son of Rolf of the same place, John Ainyan of Alderscot and Thomas de Leeton. Dated at Wrokwardin, 1326.

Quitclaim by John, son of John, son of Ralph de Wrockwardine in ?Hardwicke,

  • Wynnstay (1945 deposit) GV5.
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  • 1330, June 23 (Saturday on the eve of the nativity of St John the Baptist).
  • Part of Wynnstay Estate Records

  1. John son of John, son of Ralph de Wrokwardin. 2. Adam son of John Lochard of Wrokwardin and Godithe, his mother of a meadow in le Heordiwike [Hardwick?, Shropshire] between the rabbit warren of the lord of Wrokwardin and the river called Thirne [Tern], for life. Witnesses: Adam le Despenser, Thomas de Leton, Ric’ son of John, William de Panteleg’ of Colmington and Roger de Camvile of the same place. Dated at Wrokwardin

Gift in fee tail by Walter de Wrockwardine, rector of Colmington, in Vedelye,

  • Wynnstay (1945 deposit) GV6.
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  • 1336, Nov. 18 (Monday next after the Feast of St Edmund the Archbishop).
  • Part of Wynnstay Estate Records

  1. Walter de Wrokwardin, rector of the church of Colmington, late chaplain of Lord Fulk Lestrange. 2. Godithe, sister of 1, late wife of John Lochard, and Adam her son of one piece of land in the field of Wrokwardin [Shropshire] towards Walecote called Vedeleye, extending in length from the land of Adam le Despenser to Cokschute, together with a croft lying next to the garden late in the holding of Adam Yinkoe, to the said Godithe for life and after her decease to Adam, her son, and their heirs. Witnesses: William de Mocleston, knight, William de Acton, seneschal of Lord Adam le Despenser, Thomas de Leeton and Richard de Suggedon. Dated at Wrokwardin.

Gift and quitclaim by Peter Corbet in Trelystan,

  • Wynnstay (1945 deposit) GW1.
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  • 1302/3, March 24 (Sunday after the feast of St Benedict the Abbot).
  • Part of Wynnstay Estate Records

  1. Peter, son of Lord Peter Corbet, Lord of Caus. 2. The free tenants of Trewilestan [Trelystan, co. Mont.] of a piece of land called Strad Neysen? in breadth between the boundaries of Thley and Marten, and in length between the boundaries of Weston up to the stream coming from the holy well called Fenon Wen [t. Trelystan, p. Forden/Worthen, co. Montgomery], and the right to hunt roe-buck, foxes and hares but no other wild animals, reserving to 1 the free chase of those and all other wild animals. Annual rent: 5s. Duties: relief, investiture fees, lairwites (penalties for adultery or fornication), suit of court, three days labour hauling timber at the castle, following 1’s banner and treth gwartheg (cattle tax) payable by Powys cottagers to the chief lords. Witnesses: David ap Ririd, Gruffut his brother, Ed’ ab Ad’ D’d ab Eynon, Gruffut ab Eynon and Maredut ab Ririd.

Gift by Owen ap Gruff’ ap Grono in Peniarth, Mochnant,

  1. Owen ap Gruff’ ap Grono, free tenant of Mochnant in the lordship of Powys. 2. John Duy ap Ieuan ap Crach of one parcel of land called Kedig in the township of Pennarth [Peniarth] in Mochnant, extending in length from the stream called Nant y Niasol? as far as the tmt there called Maes y Patruel. Witnesses: Ric’ Herbart, knight, seneschal of Powys, Maurice ap Howell, lieutenant, D’d Lloid Bedo, ringild (bailiff), Gruff’ ap Bedo ap Ieuan ap Dai, Rydderch ap D’d ap Ll’n ap Dai and D’d Vychan ap Bedo ap Jenkyn. Dated at Mochnant.

Quitclaim and gift by Davyd ap Ho’ell ap Gruff’ ap Jenkyn to John ap Howell Vychan, of Neuadd Wen nd Llwydiarth,

  1. Davyd ap Ho’ell ap Gruff’ ap Jenkyn, free tenant of Powys. 2. John ap Howell Vychan, gent. of the manor called Neuadd Wen within Kereinien [Caereinion], Mechen Uch Koyd [Mechain Uwch Coed], Iscoid [Is Coed] and Mowthoy [Mawddwy] as well as in Keveiliog [Cyfeiliog], [co. Montgomery]. Witnesses: Res ap Gruff’ ap Tud’r, Morice Bache and Lewys ap Davyd ap Ho’ell. Attached to: Gift 1. D’d ap Ho’ell ap Gruff’ ap Jenkyn, free tenant of Powys. 2. John ap Ho’ell Vychan of a tmt or manor called Lloydiarth Manor in the township of Tre Lwdiarth in the commote of Mechen Uch Koyd [Mechain Uwch Coed], [co. Montgomery] which descended by hereditary right to 2. Witnesses: Lord Richard Herbart, knight, seneschal of Powys, Maurice ap Ho’ell, lieutenant, Gilbart Mason, vice-recorder, Lewys ap D’d ap Ho’ell and Ieuan ap Bady.

Gift in fee tail by Ellen vch Mathew and Anna vch Mathew in Cilcewydd,

  1. Ellen vch Mathew and Anna vch Mathew, two of the daughters and heirs of Mathew ap Harrie, late of Kilkewith [Cilcewydd], co. Mont., yeoman, dec. 2. Thomas Bullock of Kilkewith aforesaid, yeoman, and Florence his wife, sister of 1 of 1’s share in all the messuages and lands in t. Kilkewith [Cilcewydd, p. Forden, co. Montgomery], which descended to them and which they hold jointly with the said Florence and Catherine, their sisters, after the decease of Mathew ap Harrie, their father, and now in the tenure and occupation of the said Thomas Bullock, with reversion to 1 if the legitimate heirs of 2 fail. Consideration: £14.

Assignment by John ap Howell Vychan of a lease in Llanbryn-mair,

  1. John ap Howell Vychan of Llwydiart, co. Mont, gent. 2. Thomas ap Rees ap Ieuan ap D’d Lloid of Llanbrynmaire, gent. for the residue of 99 years of a messuage called in Welsh Tythyn Havod y Voel in the parish of Llanbrynmaire, co. Montgomery, between the stream called Nant y Gwythill on the east side, the stream called Nant Hurdd on the west, and extending from the river called y Vyrnwy on the north as far as the stream called Yaen on the south, in the occupation of 2 (previous tenant named), together with the labour of two men per day for hay harvest at Llwyn y Tir Dy. Annual rent: 4s. Recites the original lease for 99 years by John, abbot of the late dissolved monastery of the BVM of Stratamarcell and the convent of the Cistercian order in the diocese of St Asaph, dated in the chapter house, 30 August 1530. Subscribed: 1546.
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