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Gift by William Earl of Gloucester to Walter Lageles, of the land which his father held; rent, 8s, Confirmation by Nicholas [ap Gwrgant], Bishop of Llandaff [1148-1183], to Margam Abbey, of all th... Gift by G[eoffrey] Essturmi, with consent of his wife M[--], his sons R[oger], R[--], and G[--], ... Gift by Roger Sturmi to Margam Abbey of all the land of his father which the abbey holds, and of ... Charter of King Henry II, confirming to the Church of St. Mary of Margam, and the monks therein, ... Confirmation by William, Earl of Gloucester, of the gift by Griffin, son of Iuor, to Margam Abbey... Demise by Kether├ęch, son of John Du, to Margam Abbey, of 15 a. of land of his free tenement in ..., Gift by Caradoc Uerbeis to the Cistercian Order, and Brother Meiler and the Brethren of Pendar, o... Gift by Gunnilda, wife of Roger Sturmi, with assent of her husband, to Margam Abbey, of the land ... Charter of King Henry II, confirming to the monks of Clarevallis [Clairvaux] the gift which Rober... Gift by Roger, son of Wian, to Margam Abbey, with assent of Morgan [son of Caradoc] his lord, and... Gift by Roger, son of Wian, and Kenewrec his brother, with consent of Morgan, son of Caradoc, to ... Confirmation by Morgan, son of Cradoc, to Margam Abbey, of the gift by Roger Cole, his homo and s... Gift by Walaueth, son of William Gillemichiel, to Margam Abbey, of all the land which belonged to... Gift by Luwelin, son of Riered, and his brethren, to Margam Abbey, of all their land of Pennud wi... Gift by Richard Norrensis, or Norreis, to the monks of Margam of 1 a. of land near the stream whi... Quitclaim by Griffin, son of Caradoc, of Tyriarth, to Margam Abbey, of lands called Tanguestellon... Gift in frank almoin by Hugh de Hereford to Margam Abbey, of 30 a. of land upon Corneli, from the... Notification by Hugh, son of Rodbert de Lantcarvan, to W[illiam], Bishop of Llandaff, of his gift... Notification by Pagan de Turberuille to William [de Saltmarsh], Bishop of Llandaff [1185-1191], o...
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Margam Abbey charters and cartulary rolls,


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The charters date from the foundation of Margam Abbey in c. 1147 until its dissolution in 1536. They include several gifts to the abbey by the earls of Gloucester, as well as royal charters and papal bulls. Together with the rolls they form one of the most complete series of archives of any medieval abbey in Great Britain. Suggested dates (in square brackets) have been supplied from Patterson, Robert B., The Scriptorium of Margam Abbey and the Scribes of Early Angevin Glamorgan (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2002), pp. 105-122. Cartae refers to Clark, G.T. (ed.), Cartae et alia Munimenta quae ad Dominium de Glamorgancia pertinent (Cardiff: 1910); History of Margam Abbey refers to Birch, Walter de Gray, A History of Margam Abbey (London: 1897). Following dissolution, the abbey and its lands were acquired by the Mansell family; some of the documentation relating to this is in the Margam estate deeds section.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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