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E. E. Hunter, London, to (E. T. John),

Circular from the No Conscription Fellowship re the case of two conscientious objectors: C. H. Norman and I. P. Hughes, arrested at Dartmoor labour camp for organising a protest against the maltreatment of a diabetic, H. W. Firth, who died there three weeks before. Typescript.

Copec: conference report 1924, circulars, and Copec News, November 1924; an invitation to Cynhadledd Heddwch Llandrindod; Fellowship of Reconciliation pamphlet ...,

Copec: conference report 1924, circulars, and Copec News, November 1924; an invitation to Cynhadledd Heddwch Llandrindod; Fellowship of Reconciliation pamphlet, magazine, circulars 1924-25; The Conscientious Objector by the Rev. James Barr, BD, (1916); Conscientious Objectors Reports, Nos 71, 74-77, 80, 92, and 105 (April 1917 - August 1918).

Grant in fee-farm of a parcel of land bought of Nicholas son of Andrew Thorsleb't and formerly belonging to William ...,

  1. Richard de Warewic;. 2. Mathew Aunifaber of Chester. Grant in fee-farm of a parcel of land bought of Nicholas son of Andrew Thorsleb't and formerly belonging to William Ioie and lying near the land formerly of Hugh Aquarii in a lane leading to the church of St. Werburge, Chester. Rent: 2s. annually. Witnesses: Richard the clerk, mayor of Chester, Mathew de Deresbur' and Ran' Dobeldai, sheriffs of Cestr', Stephen Sarac', John Hulkell, William de Derbi, Ran' the clerk, Berta'ino de Salopisb', Hugh Tardy, John Grund, Robert de Berton, Alexander Herre. Latin. Seal.

Bond in the penalty of £40 to appear before the King's justices to answer to Eva de Bailloil his mother ...,

  1. Gilebert de Lacy son of Gilebert de Lacy;. 2. The Abbot and Monks of Bildewas [Buildwas, co. Salop]. Bond in the penalty of £40 to appear before the King's justices to answer to Eva de Bailloil his mother concerning the land which she says happened to her by way of dowry in the vill of Hernege [Harnage, co. Salop] and to warrant to the Abbot and Monks the said 'Hernegia' against the claim of the said Eva his mother and against all other persons according to the tenor of the charter of his father which he [Gilebert the son] confirmed with his seal. Witnesses: Imbert, prior of Wenloc, William, priest of Drayton, magister Ranulf de Coleham, magister John Gernim, rector of the church of Aluitheleg [Alvely, co. Salop], Richard de Lecthon, Roger Sprenchose, John Tece. Latin. Seal.

Confirmation of the bequest of an annual rent of 2s. issuing from the tenement in the town of Bruge [Bridgnorth ...,

  1. Roger son of Osbert de Ludelaw;. 2. The Church of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist of Hagemon [Haughmond] and the Canons there serving God. Confirmation of the bequest of an annual rent of 2s. issuing from the tenement in the town of Bruge [Bridgnorth, co. Salop] beyond Severn which John son of William de Castro de Brug' held of the said Roger at an annual rent of 4s. 2d., and which Robert Ympias de Brug' held of the said John at the same rent. Witnesses to the said Roger's will: Nicholas son of Andrew and Henry Mile, his executors, whose seals are appended. Witnesses: dominus Hugh, chaplain of Ludel', Geoffrey Andr', Matthew de Ludelaw, James Andr', Richard son of Peter, Roger de Alreton, Roger Eirle, Roger the clerk. Latin. Seals.

Lease for five years of a saltworks which Adam de Ospital held of Richard, husband of the said Agnes, in ...,

  1. Agnes, relict of Richard, clerk, formerly citizen of Chester, custodian of Margery, her daughter;. 2. John de Mere and his wife and children. Lease for five years of a saltworks which Adam de Ospital held of Richard, husband of the said Agnes, in Wyco, Malb'. [Endorsed: Wyco Malbana]. Rent: 24s. annually. Witnesses: Richard de Fouleshurst, sheriff of Chester, William, clerk, and Richard le Mercer, citizens of Chester. Latin. Seal.

Grant by Rees Maunceill’, gentleman, to John Bassett and Nicholas Williams, of co. Glam. and Morgan, gentlemen…,

Grant by Rees Maunceill’, gentleman, to John Bassett and Nicholas Williams, of co. Glam. and Morgan, gentlemen, of the manor of Oxmoche, in the Lordship of Gower, with the advowson of the church there, and the lands, tenements, etc., in Oxmoche, together with the mill called Burrys Mylle, to the use of the said Rees, Elinor his wife, and their heirs. Latin. Witnesses: David Maunceille, John Basset of Oxmoche gentlemen; Gruff’ Melyn, Richard Howell’, Jankyn Russell. Dated: 18th May, 3 Henry VIII [1511]. Signed: Rice Mauncell. Rectangular seal from a ring: red wax (11 x 9mm). A shield of arms, a chevron between three maunches, for MANSELL. Within a border engrailed and cabled.

Grant by Jeuan ap Gruff' ap Ll'n, to Gruff' ap Rees ap Dauid, of lands and tmt's in the demesne ...,

Grant by Jeuan ap Gruff' ap Ll'n, to Gruff' ap Rees ap Dauid, of lands and tmt's in the demesne of Trezarll', in p. Langonoyd, in the place called Kadehenny. Latin. Witness:-David ap Gruff' ap Ricard' the clerk, David ap Howell' ap Jeuan ap Rees, etc. Small seal, red wax. Initial letter I.

Quitclaim by Ener Bachan, brother of Alaithur, to Margam Abbey, of his right in the land of Frudul; and the ...,

Quitclaim by Ener Bachan, brother of Alaithur, to Margam Abbey, of his right in the land of Frudul; and the lands within the waters of Auene and Kenefeg and without, and remission of all claims against the Abbey. Witnesses: Stephen, clerk of Kenefeg, Alaithur, Rees Coh, John; Wrunoch, son of Justin; Robert Pulmor. Latin. Round seal, dark green wax, 11/2 in. A circular shield with central boss and five concentric circles. + Sigill . Ener . Vachan.

Inspeximus by Elias [de Radnor], Bishop of Llandaff [1230-1240] of,

Inspeximus by Elias [de Radnor], Bishop of Llandaff [1230-1240] of:. Grant by H[enry, Bishop of Llandaff [1196-1218], to Margam Abbey of the tithes of p. Kenefeg, and the lands belonging to the Church, for a yearly payment of 10 marks to Tewkesbury Abbey; the Abbey of Tewkesbury retaining the cure of spirituals, the altarages, and the right of presenting a vicar to the said Church; as well as being responsible to the Bishop for the synodals and episcopal dues. Witnesses: Wrgan, Archdeacon of Llandaff; Master Maurice his son, Master Walter, the Bishop's chaplain; Master Ralph Mailoc; Nicholas, treasurer of Llandaff. Witnesses: Maurice the Archdeacon [occurs 1229-1231; ob. 1242], and Henry his brother; Maurice the treasurer, William de Lanmeis, dean. Latin. Pointed oval seal, green wax, imperfect; of the Bishop of Llandaff, as described in No. 136 (19 May 1239).

Gift by Walter de Reigni to Margam Abbey, of 15 a. arable land between Blakeberege and the land of William ...,

Gift by Walter de Reigni to Margam Abbey, of 15 a. arable land between Blakeberege and the land of William Norrensis, and between the way leading from Blakeberege to Penchoterich, and the way leading from the same to Landhary. Witnesses: Sir Henry de Vmframuille, Henry de Budicume, Nicholas, dean of Liswrony; Griffin, brother of the archdeacon; Owen, son of Owen Lug; William, brother of Walter de Reigni; Hugh de Landefei, John his son, Walter and Geoffrey, monks of Margam. Latin. Pointed oval seal, dark green wax, 11/4 x 1 in. A seeded fleur-de-lis. + Sigil' : Walteri : De : Rein'.

Gift by Philip, Madoc, Ythenerd, sons of Kedic, and Madoc, son of Meuric, to Margam Abbey, of a meadow with ...,

Gift by Philip, Madoc, Ythenerd, sons of Kedic, and Madoc, son of Meuric, to Margam Abbey, of a meadow with marsh between the English Walda in the fee of Auene, and the meadow of Wronu Gogh, and near the arable land of Meles; also a meadow which belonged to Cleuyn in the same fee, between the meadow of the sons of Alaytho and the monks' 'Walda', and between the arable land of Meles and a wet ditch belonging to the monks; which meadows were given by the said Kedic and Meuric to the said Abbey. Rent 40d. Witnesses: Madoc ab Griffud, Lowarc ab David, Owen, Res, and Cradoc, sons of Alaytho; Meuric Gogh, Wronu ab Ythel. Latin. Four pointed oval seals, green wax, l? x 3/4 in. 1. An ornamental fleur-de-lis. + S' . Philippi : AB : Kiiedihk. 2. A bow and arrow; chipped. + Sigill' Madoc : AB : Kedic. 3. An ornamental flower; chipped. + S'i .......D : AB : Kedic. 4. An ornamental fleur-de-lis. + S' . Madoc . AB . Sievr'.

Gift in frank almoin by William La Zousche, Lord of Glamorgan and Morgan, and Alianora his wife, to Margam Abbey ....,

Gift in frank almoin by William La Zousche, Lord of Glamorgan and Morgan, and Alianora his wife, to Margam Abbey, of land on the hills from the lower brow to the upper brow, to the source of Kenefeg, to the source of Frodoille, across the hills to the Keuelthi ford in Auen, down the water to the sea; pasture, and land of Rossoulyn, whatever is comprised between the waters called Wrach' and Cleudach' comkake, and the commodities of the water of Neath between the said waters. Of all which, Earl Gilbert [de Clare], father of the aforesaid Alianora, deprived the monks of Margam. To be held in frank almoin in accordance with the charters of Lord William, late Earl of Gloucester and Morgan, son of Cradoc. Under the Chancery seal of Cardiff. Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Asteleye, Sir Henry de Burmengham, Sir Nicholas de Clare, Sheriff of Glamorgan; Sir Howel ap Howel, Sir Henry de Umframuile, Sir Edward de Stradeleng', Sir Philip Le Flemmeng, Knts; John Le Flemmeng of St. George, John de Auene, Madok Vaghan of Tyrialth, Jeuan ap Morgan, Cradok ap Ener. Dated at Hanleye. Latin. Fine large seal, dark green wax, appended by plaited strands of green and yellow silk, 3 in. diam. with the projecting parts, which show that the matrix was provided with four studs to adjust the position of the two sides. Obv. A knight in armour, with conical helmet, fanplume, sword, shield, hauberk, and surcoat, riding to the right on a caparisoned horse, with fanplume. The armorial bearings of the surcoat, shield, and caparisons are ten roundles, four, three, two, and one, in pile, Zouche. Field diapered lozengy. S' Will'i . La . Zovche . Domini . De . Glamorgan. Rev. The Lady Alianora [de Clare], wife of Lord William La Zousche, standing on a carved corbel, draped with long narrow habit, and wearing a flat headdress; holding by the strap, in each hand, a shield of arms: dex., three lions passant in pale; sin., three chevrons, Clare. Within a carved Gothic panel of eight traceried cusps. Field diapered lozengy. + Sigill . Willelmi . La . Zovche . Domini . De. Glamorgan.

Letter of Attorney by Margaret Davene, Lady Davene, widow, to Thomas Davene her son, to put the Abbot and Convent ...,

Letter of Attorney by Margaret Davene, Lady Davene, widow, to Thomas Davene her son, to put the Abbot and Convent of Margam in seisin of 31/2 a. land in the marsh of Aeune, which she has given to the Abbey, with assent of Sir John Davene her son, in exchange for other land there. Under seal of the said John. Dated at Avene. Latin. Two round seals, red wax, 3/4 in. diam. 1. A shield of arms: per pale dex. a fess between six roses, sin. three chevrons. Suspended by the strap, and between two sprigs of foliage. * S' Margarete . Davene. 2. A shield of arms, three chevrons. Above the shield an Agnus Dei; at each side a wyvern. + S Ioh'is . De . Avene.

Gift in frank almoin by Ysabella, Countess of Gloucester and Essex, in her free widowhood, to the monks of Margam ...,

Gift in frank almoin by Ysabella, Countess of Gloucester and Essex, in her free widowhood, to the monks of Margam, for the sake of her soul, and the souls of her ancestors, successors, and of her lord the late Earl Geoffrey de Mandeville of lands in the fee of Kenefeg, viz.:. (1) All the land of the Peitevin. (2) All the land of Hugh de Hereford. (3) All the land of the Welshmen, for which they paid 32s yearly to the bailiffs of Kenefeg. (4) All the land of Heuedhaloc between the two waters of Keneieg and Baithan. Also she remits to them:. (5) All foreign service for her part of the fee of Langewy, excepting 1/2 mark of silver yearly. (6) All foreign service of knight or huntsman, or other person in regard to all tmt's which the monks hold of her freemen, knights and others. Also she grants to them:. (7) Common of pasture in all her marsh on the western side of the town of Kaerdif, the monks paying therefor, for each animal depastured thereon, as much as the Burgesses of Kaerdifwere wont to pay to the Bailiffs of Kaerdif in the time of her father, William, Earl of Gloucester. Witnesses:- Saiher de Quency, Earl of Winchester; Henry de Furnellis; William de Tichesie; Martin the usher or doorkeeper ('hostiarius'); John de Swinesheued; William, the Canon of Kainesham [Keynsham Abbey]; Nicholas the Prior of Margam: Brother Thomas the conversus; Thomas Pirun. Latin. Pointed oval seal, green wax; 3 x 2 in., appended by a bobbin finely woven, of different colours. On the obverse, a figure of the Countess draped in a long dress with bag-shaped maunches hanging from the wrist, and holding in the right hand a flower, in the left a falcon. [+ Sig]illvm . Isabel. COMITIS[SE.]. [G]loecestrie . ET. Moretvn. On the reverse is a small oval counterseal, with impression of an antique oval intaglio gem, engraved with an imperial bust, two-winged figures of Victory crowning it, and below, an eagle between two standards. + Ego . SV . Aqvila . Cvstos . DNE . Mee. See Cartae, No. CXXI; History of Margam Abbey, pp. 212, 213.

Mandate by Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, to the Sheriff of Glamorgan, that he did not permit ...,

Mandate by Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, to the Sheriff of Glamorgan, that he did not permit the Abbey of Margam to be put in plea for their tenements, nor for any things which appertain to the secular court, except before the Earl himself, or before the Sheriff by order of the Earl. Latin. Fine impression of the great seal of the Earl, green wax, chipped, 2? in. diam. The Earl wearing a hauberk of mail, stiff surcoat, flat-topped helmet, with sword and shield of arms, riding on a galloping horse to the right, caparisoned. The arms of the shield and caparisons are: Three chevrons, for Clare. Artistic design. + Sigill ........RTI : De : Clark : Co . Es : He ....... E. Rev. A small round counterseal, 1? in. diam. A shield of arms, Clare, as above. + Sigill : Gileberti : De : Clara.

Quitclaim by Leisan, son of Morgan, of all the dissensions which he has had with Margam Abbey concerning the lands ...,

Quitclaim by Leisan, son of Morgan, of all the dissensions which he has had with Margam Abbey concerning the lands and tenements which it holds of him in his fee; and confirmation of all gifts by Morgan, son of Karodoc, and Owen, brother of the grantor, to the Abbey in Pultimor, Auene marsh, Newcastle, etc., and especially the land of Walter Lageles. Sworn on the relics at Margam, on the most precious wood of the True Cross, etc. Witnesses: Walter de Sulie, Sheriff of Glamorgan; Richard Flamang, Peter le Butiller, William de Cantilupe, Walter Luvel, Stephen the clerk of Kenefeg, Wasmer, Thomas White ('Albus') of Kenefeg', Alaithur, Res Coch; Griffin, son of Kanaithur. Latin. Round seal, green wax, 2 in. A knight in armour, with capshaped helmet, hauberk and surcoat, sword and shield, riding on a horse galloping to the right. + Sigillwm . Leisavn . Filii . Morgan. The paper copy of the schedule includes a pedigree.

Gift by John, Abbot of Margam, to William Cogh of Kenefeg, of 5 a. arable land in the district of ...,

Gift by John, Abbot of Margam, to William Cogh of Kenefeg, of 5 a. arable land in the district of Kenefig at Preostebereg. Rent: one pound of pepper and one of cumin. With power to the said William to appoint one son his heir; the land not to be given or sold except to Margam. Witnesses: Dominus Robert Prior; Philip, subprior; Ralph, porter; Geoffrey, monk of Margam; Brother Riered', Hugh, Espus, William Grossus, conversi of the same; Daniel, chaplain of Coithif; Daniel his son; Richard, clerk of Kenefeg; William Cole, Hugh, junior Walter his brother, Philip Cole. Latin. Pointed oval seal, green wax, 1? x 1? in. The Abbot, three quarters length, with staff and book. + Sigillvm :Abbatis: De: Margan.

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