Jottings and Historical Records with Index

on the

History of South Pembrokeshire

 Vol. 2

Manorial Accounts

1324 to 1333

 

B.H.J.Hughes

 

 

 © Basil H.J. Hughes, 1996             

ISBN 898687 02 1


This booklet has created more mysteries for me than it solved.

Just what was that brass pot in Pembroke Castle?

Why was Pembroke Castle so heavily stocked with weapons and furniture when the Narberth and Haverfordwest Castle inventories of the same period record very little?

Where are the sites of all the mills of Pembroke?

The site of the coal mine at Coytrath?

The apparently differences in the manors of Kyngeswode (casual labour) Lamphey (rented out) and Castlemartin (bond tenants)?

May be one of the readers will have the answers, I don't.

 

I would like to thank all the staff of the Pembrokeshire Library, Haverfordwest and Pembroke Dock; the Pembrokeshire Pecord Office; Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest; Public Records Office; British Library; members of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society; the Open University History Society for their help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Basil H.J. Hughes, 1996   

 

 

 

ISBN  898687  02  1

CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1  Events in the Country that had an influence on life in South Pembrokeshire in the period 1324 to 1331.

Chapter 2  Extent of the estate of the Earldom of Pembroke in South Pembrokeshire.

Chapter 3  Some of the people mentioned in the Accounts.

Chapter 4  Measurements, Weights and Services.

Chapter 5  Estate Accounts of the earldom of Pembroke.

Chapter 6  Castlemartin & (as included in the dower) St Florence.

Chapter 7  Coytrath.

Chapter 8  Kyngeswode.

Chapter 9  Tenby.

Chapter 10  Pembroke.

TRANSLATION OF THE CHARTER OF RICHARD II TO PEMBROKE.

Chapter 11  Pembroke Castle.

Chapter 12  Mills of Pembroke.

Chapter 13  Accounts concerning possessions and property of the Bishop of St David's in the South Pembrokeshire area.

Chapter 14  Law and Order.

Bibliography.

INDEX.


 


Chapter 1 Events in the Country that had an influence on life in South Pembrokeshire in the period 1324 to 1331.

The early part of the 14th century was a very turbulent time in the history of Britain, the influences of events of the day affected even the most distant parts of the country.

After the defeat of the Earl of Lancaster's rebellion in 1322, Edward II became totally dominated by the le Dispensers, father and son, Sir Hugh the younger took advantage of his position to extend his lands into a territorial lordship covering most of South Wales. The estate of the earl of Pembroke was no exception. Aymer de Valance, one time adviser to the king, died in 1324 leaving no children. His sister Isabel de Valance was married to John de Hastings and their son Laurence de Hastings, became heir and the new earl of Pembroke but, because he was a minor, the estate was held by the Crown.

On April 28, 1325,[1] Edward II granted custody of all the estates belonging to Laurence, the son and heir of John de Hastyngs, until the said Laurence should come of age, to Hugh le Despenser the younger.

Sir Hugh the elder, had been made Earl of Winchester. He caused "the Queen to be hated and put on livery"[2]. Queen Isabella seeing the warning signs, and believing that her position and possibly her life were threatened, agreed, when it was proposed by the papal nuncios, that she would undertake a peace mission, to reconcile her husband and her brother and obtain a settlement of the vexing question of who was the overall ruler of Gascony. On 9 March 1325 she, with most of her household, sailed for France, where, as a mediator, she proved very effective. Part of the agreement she concluded was that Edward II should, in person, do homage to Charles IV (of France), for those lands held by Edward II in France.

The Dispensers were against Edward travelling to France, rejoining the Queen or in any way leaving their sphere of influence and on 24 August Edward II declared himself unfit to travel. He adopted the plan that Prince Edward should be invested with the duchy of Gascony and the county of Ponthieu and perform homage in place of his father. Accordingly the young prince sailed to France and did homage to the French king.

During the time they were in France, Edward II had his son and wife proclaimed as traitors both to him and his kingdom. Queen Isabella in turn vowed not to return to the court of Edward II as long as Hugh le Despenser the younger was there.

Supported by the count of Hainault, in return for the marriage of his daughter Philippa to the young Edward, the Queen, her son, the earl of Kent, Roger Mortimer, and the brother of the count of Hainault with a small supporting force, invaded England landing at Orwell in Suffolk (although Brut Y Tywysogyon says they landed at St Edmondsbury) on September 24 1326 and headed for London.

Edward II was then in the west country, and the chronicle records that he and Sir Hugh the younger fled across the Severn from Bristol towards Morgannwy. Sir Hugh the elder who commanded at Bristol was forced by the burgesses to yield the town without resistance, was seized, "tried" sentenced to be "drawn for treason, hanged for robbery, beheaded for misdeeds against the Church".[3]

Sir Hugh the younger with Simon Reding, a clerk, and king Edward II headed into Wales, trying to escape to Lundy Island, from where they might have been able to get a boat to Ireland but storms in the Bristol Channel prevented this. Instead they were forced to head further west, with the hope of gaining support from some of Hugh the Despenser the younger's estates. On 16 November they were captured at Neath Abbey. The next day Simon Reding was drawn and hanged and Hugh the younger was taken to Hereford were on 24 November he was "tried" and a similar sentence to his father's carried out forthwith.

Edward II was taken to Kenilworth and was forced to abdicate in January 1327. His son was proclaimed King as Edward III. At that time he was fifteen years old.

The deposed Edward II was removed from Kenilworth, in April 1327, to Berkeley Castle where at least two attempts were made to rescue him. According to some accounts, he was murdered on 21 September 1327 by being pierced with a white hot lance; it has been suggested on the orders of Roger Mortimer.[4]

On the death of Hugh le Despenser the younger, control of the estates of Laurence de Hastynges (who was still a minor) passed to Roger de Mortuo Mari (Roger Mortimer).

Edward III as a minor was under the influence of his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer till 1330. Then becoming eighteen, in October 1330, he took over the reins of government. His mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer were arrested, Mortimer had been caught in the old king's bedroom at night, he was executed by being drawn and quartered and his heir dispossessed. Isabella was confined to Castle Rising. Administration of the estates of the Laurence de Hastynges were taken back into the King's hands and he appointed, in 1331, Richard Symond as Steward of the County of Pembroke and keeper of the castles, late of Roger de Mortuo Mari, the king's enemy and rebel.

This appointment was not before time as law and order in the county appear to have broken down. There was an "Ancient Petition[5]" raised and sent to the king.

"Petition of the commonalty of the county of Pembroke for the appointment of a competent and suitable steward with power to govern the said county and to punish the grievances, oppressions and hardships done by the evildoers of the said county, after the death of the Earl of March late warden of the said county by the king's grant, by reason of the minority of Laurence de Hastinges. Since the death of the Earl of March the said county has been without a keeper or warden, with the result that the common (menez) people of the county are oppressed and slain by "great" evildoers (grantz meffesours).

NB.  Laurence de Hastings succeeded his father John, half brother of Sir Hugh Hastings, as fourth Lord Hastings and Bergavenny in 1325. As a young man he served under Edward III in Flanders, and in 1339 was created Earl of Pembroke as representative of his great Uncle Aymer de Valence. The arms of Aymer de Valence, can be seen in enamel on his effigy in Westminster Abbey. In 1340 Laurence de Hastings accompanied the King on his expedition into Scotland, and later took a prominent part in Lancaster's campaigns of 1345 in Aquitaine and Gascony, being present at Bergerac - which he garrisoned - at Auberoche and Aiguillon. He was at the siege of Calais and died in 1348. Arms Quarterly, Hastings and Valence. There is a stone effigy of him at Abergavenny moreover there is a small figure of him, on the brass of Sir Hugh de Hastings at Elsing Church Norfolk[6].


Chapter 2 Extent of the estate of the Earldom of Pembroke in South Pembrokeshire.

In 1324 Aymer de Valance Earl of Pembroke died. It was actually on the day that he married his third wife at Compiegne and he was buried beside his father in Westminster Abbey. As he had left no children and his nephew who inherited was still a minor, the estates of the Earldom were administered by the Crown.

An Inquisition[7] was held on August 20 1324 before John de Hamptona, King's Escheat, at Pembroke, the Jurors being;

Walter Maeleufaut, Walter de Castro, John Keiez (Kneghey), John Melin, Walter Harald; Stephen Perot, Walter Eliot Wioti de Laureny, John Cradok, John de Luny, William de Crippynes, Thomas Martin and John Scorlags.

At this Inquisition it was acknowledged that Aymer de Valence had held the county of Pembroke with its appurtenances of "our lord the King in chief by the service of carrying the king's sword on the day of his coronation".

In South Pembrokeshire he held, besides the castle of Pembroke, the town of Pembroke with 220 burgages, the grange of Kyngeswode, the manor of St Florence, the commote of Coytrath, the Castle of Tenby, the town of Tenby with 220 burgages, the manor of Castle Martin [part of which is dower].

He also held in the county of Pembroke 25 1/2 knights' fees and one tenth knight's fee. In South Pembrokeshire these included:

Caru (Carew) 5 knights fees held by John de Carru and worth yearly 100 marks.

Maynerbir (Manorbier), 5 knights' fees held by John de Barri and worth yearly 100 marks

Stakepol (Stackpole), 5 knights' fees held by Richard de Stakpol and worth yearly, 100 marks

Flemisshton (Flimston) half knights' fee held by Walter de Castro and worth yearly 100s

Benegereston (Bangeston) one knights' fee held by John Beneger, and worth yearly 26s 8d

Popetoun,(Popton) half knights' fee held by Stephen Perrot, and worth yearly 10 marks

Kilkemoran,(Crygmarren) half knights' fee held by John Scorlagh, and worth yearly 10 marks

Moristoun, (Moreston) half knights' fee held by Walter de Castro, and worth yearly 10 marks.

Costyneston (Cosheston) 2 knights' fees held by John Wogan, John Beneger and William

Robelyn, worth yearly 40 marks.

Esse (Nash) half knights' fee held by Walter Maleufaunt worth yearly 10 marks.

Coytrath (Saundersfoot area) one tenth knights' fee held by Nicholas de Bonvill, worth yearly 26s 8d

Coytrath one knights' fee held by John Chaumpan worth yearly 10 marks

Coytrath half knights' fee held by Andrew Wiseman worth yearly 5 marks

Coytrath one tenth knights' fee held by John Scorlag worth yearly 13s 4d

Coydrath one tenth knights' fee held by David Maleufaunt worth yearly 13s 4d

In addition he held the advowsons of the Churches of Rescrouther (Roscrowther) (40 marks), St Florence (40 marks) and Londes (100s).

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On March 2nd 1325 Edward II[8] appointed Richard Symond steward of the county of Pembroke and of Haverford in Wales with responsibility for the castles, towns, manors and lands which Aymer de Valancia, Earl of Pembroke had held as tenant in chief at the time of his death and to be answerable to the Exchequer of England for the issues thereof.

Just under two months later (April 28th 1325) Edward II ordered[9] John de Hampton (escheator in Hereford and the Marches of Wales) to deliver to Hugh le Despenser the castle and the town of Pembroke, the barn of Kyngeswode, the commote of Coytrath, the town and castle of Tenby, the manor of Castlemartin except for the land and rents held by Mary, widow of Aymer de Valance, the manor of Tregeyr, the rents and foreign profits of the whole county of Pembroke and the commote of Oysterlof all of which was assigned to Laurence de Hastyngs (a minor) the custody of lands to be held by Hugh le Despenser till Laurence de Hastynges came of age.

 


Chapter 3  Some of the people mentioned in the Accounts.

Chaucer, writing about forty years after this period, gives us, in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales a very revealing description of some of pilgrims whose professions are mentioned in the accounts of South Pembrokeshire.

Could they be used to put flesh on the records?

One of those he describes was the Franklin, a freeholder holding his estate free from feudal obligations. He had served as "knyght of the Shire" was a Justice of the Sessions, Sheriff and auditor. Chaucer's description portrays an elderly man who loved life, good food, wine, was very hospitable and from the description of the table he set must have been very wealthy.

The Reeve was thin old man who originally had served his time as a carpenter and was still good at that trade. Clean shaven and with a short haircut

"Wel koude he kepe a gerner and a bynne;

Ther was noon auditour koude on him wynne,

Well wiste he by the droghte and by the reyn

The yeldynge of his seed and of his greyn"

Chaucer's reeve was responsible and accounted for all the livestock belonging to his master. This he had done for many years and in all that time had never been caught in arrears. No bailiff or any other worker dared to complain, they all feared him as he knew every dodge and all their tricks. Over the years, because of his skill at bargaining he had grown rich and had a fine house but he was not above using some of his accumulated wealth to buy his Lord's favour

In these accounts:-

Philip Denyel was a reeve and also held 6a of land near le verywill,                                        

Robert le Grana of Tenby was also a reeve and a landholder

John Cole - reeve - held land at Llamphey and Warren

William le Lange - reeve - also farmer of the mills (Miller)

Geoffrey Tortoun - reeve - also purchaser of peas etc., from Kingswode and farmer of the mills of Pembroke (Miller)

Philip le Yunge - reeve of Castlemartin was a bond tenant of the manor.

and three served as jurors on inquisitions (Philip Daniell, Walter Hun, John Wyseman)

According to Black book of St David's - see Lamphey

they present that they ought not to elect a reeve from among the farmers.

and of the 33 reeves mentioned in the accounts

9 served two terms as reeve

3 served 3 terms the rest served one term

 

From the various accounts listed it would appear that the reeve changed frequently

According to the Black Book introduction the reeves duties mostly were to collect the monies due to the Lord; - usually appointed by the Lord but in some cases the tenants do seem to have elected him and it was questioned as to whether they could elect him from outside their own body - from one of the entries it would appear that he had to be a burgess and that in his accounts the rent of a burgage tenement was allowed him for his salary.

Chaucer describes the plowman as an honest worker good and true who was used to shifting loads of dung out to the fields, manuring, digging ditches or thrashing corn. A steady workman who didn't slack and was prepared to help those worse off than himself for no reward. He followed the Gospel teachings:

"God loved he best with al his hoole herte

At alle tymes, thogh him games or smerte,

And thanne his neighbour right as hymselve"

He paid his tithes in full when they were due both what he owned, and on his earnings. He is described as wearing a tabard smock.This picture is at variance with that given in Piers Plowman's Crede written towards the end of the 14th Century where the ploughman is described as a poor man hanging on the plough, clothes and shoes in tatters with his wife even more poorly dressed and her bare feet cut by the ice as she goaded the starving heifers to pull the plough, their two children wrapped in rags lying at the end of the field.

The Miller was an entirely different fellow, big built, weighing sixteen stone, very strong with red hair and a wide nose on which there was a wart covered with red hair like bristles. He wore a blue hood and a white coat and was armed with a sword and buckler.He also played the bagpipes. According to Chaucer's description he was an unsavoury character not very honest, he is described as being a master at stealing grain, had a foul mouth and a host of filthy stories.

Chaucer also describes a Yeoman of which he says "A forseter was he, soothly, as I gesse". He wore a green coat and hood with a silver medal of St. Christopher on his chest and had a brown complection. A sheath of sharp arrows with flights of peacock feathers hung from his belt, he wore a brace on his arm to protect it from the bow string and he carried a mighty bow. He was also armed with a sword, a sharp dirk and a shield. Suspended from a green belt hanging from his shoulder was a polished hunting horn and he was an expert on woodcraft.

Constable - in one place received 5s out of the goods of anyone convicted and was also normally responsible for the safekeeping of prisoners.

Hayward - looked after the cattle and pasture of a manor.

 

There are records relating to South Pembrokeshire which record appointments to various posts:

 

1331 Jan 13 Westminster

(Patent Roll 4 Edward III pt 2 m 11 (Cal p 43).)

Appointment of Walter de Casto Martini to the bailiwick of the office of forester of Coytres, co Pembroke, during good behaviour.

 

1348 Dec 10 Westminster

(Close Roll 22 Edward III, Pt 2 m 5 (Cal., pp579 80).)

To Thomas Cloptin, keeper of the wardrobe, to whom the king committed the custody of two parts of the land in co. Pembroke in Wales, which belonged to Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the earl's heir, to hold until that heir should come of age.

Order to permit Richard de Cestr[ia] to hold the office of reaper of Castlemartin and to pay him his wages of 11/2d a day and the arrears thereof, as the earl granted that office to Richard to hold for life, receiving 1d a day for his wages, and afterwards the earl granted him 1/2d a day in augmentation of his wages for damages received while in the earl's service in parts beyond the sea, which grant the king ratified and pardoned Richard any trespass committed by him in acquiring the said office without licence.

To the same. Like order to permit John de Loud to hold the office of forestership of Coytrath and to pay him his wages of 1d a day and the arrears thereof, which office and wages were granted to him by the earl to hold for life, and the king ratified that grant and pardoned John any trespass committed by him in acquiring the said office without licence.To the same. Like order to permit William Redhefd to have constableship of Tenby castle and the office of "catchepol" of that town, and to pay him the wages of 1d a day and the arrears therof, in accordance with the earls grant to him confirmed by the king.

 


Chapter 4  Measurements, Weights and Services.

It is difficult to give some idea of the amount of land involved as the actual measurements varied - According to The Local Historians Encyclopedia:

Demesne.

Land retained by the lord of the manor for his own use and upon which tenants gave free service according to the customs of the manor

Knight’s Fee.

A Knight's Fee depended upon the quality of the land and was the amount required to support the knight and his family for one year. Usually between 4 and 48 Carucates (or Hides).

According to Owen [10] A knights fee is 640 acres and 5 knight’s fees held of the Earl of Pembroke were a barony

Carucate.

A Carucate again depended upon the quality of the land, it could vary between 60 and 180 acres and was the amount of land that would support a family and could be ploughed in a year using one plough.

A Memorandum in the Black book of St David's - (was it added in 16c?? - the introduction to the Black book would suggest that in the manuscript a "memorandum is given," so whether or not it was in the original manuscript could be questioned.) states that a curacate or hide of land contains 80 acres

According to Owen it was 64 acres.

Bovate.

An 1/8th of a carucate (also given as 20 acres)

A Bovate consisted of between 7 and 32 acres

The memorandum in the Black book of St David's - states that:-

A bovate of land contains 7 acres

According to Owen 8 acres equals a bovate.

Margaret F. Davies [11] suggests, from evidence in the survey of Lands of the Bishop of St David's (1326), that a bovate was equal to 7 acres, a carucate equaled 80 acres and that this was the approximate size of the normal farm, 8 carucates was the equivelant of a knight's fee approximately one square mile of land.

Acre.

The acre had been standardised by Edward I as being equal to 4840 square yards although previously it had been the size of the strip that could be ploughed by a yoke of oxen in a day.

Virgate.

The English virgate was a quarter of a carucate = 2 bovates

but it would seem very doubtful if the virgate mentioned in the Black Book was that size as on one occasion a person is listed as holding 3 acres and 7 virgates which would indicated that an acre was somewhat over 7 virgates.

Stang.

Welsh measure - Customary acre - here again there appears to be a discrepancy as the Black Book of St David's says that a person held an acre and a stang, so a stang would appear to be certainly less than an acre and from other entries it would appear that it is about a quarter of an acre.

There is also a suggestion that the measuments actually relate to the different plots that a person held.

 each tenement contains a stang, (Black Book of St David's - see Llamphey).

Burgage.

According to the Black Book of St David's p. xii

The nature and size of a burgage tenement varied in size from Town to Town. It ought strictly to have included a house with a certain quantity of land but from the Black Book it would seem that in Wales, where a garden is mentioned as a burgage tenement in St Davids, a house was not always an essential part. The strict English rule was that a burgage tenement included a hearth therefore a house. The rent was a fixed sum irrespective of the size of the tenement although very often there was a variation as one burgage holder aquired part of another tenement. The map of the burgages of Pembroke town in medieval times,which illustrates Brian Paul Hindle's article on Medieval Pembroke, [12] shows plots of various sizes.

pe-- would appear from mathematical calculations to be equivelant to a stone.

li would appear to be equivelant of lb.

Chenser.

"payers of quit rents"[13]

Mark.

The mark originally was valued at 128 silver pennies  (10s  8d) but was valued during this period at 13s  4d

Florin .

First issued in England by Edward III worth about 6s 8d

 


Chapter 5 Estate Accounts of the earldom of Pembroke.

1326  1327

 

m 11. View of the Account of Walter Seis, the Treasurer of Pembroke from Michaelmas (29 Sept) 1326 to 24 May 1327, for 33 weeks and four days.

 

Castlemartin

 received of David Phelip, the reeve there, by one tally.                                              £ 30

 

Pembroke

 Farm of the mills of Pembroke for this time,                                                                                £ 20       11s  4 3/4d

 the prise of the beer there .                                                                                                                77s  2d.

                                                Sum  £ 34  8s  6 3/4d

               

Costyniston and Wiston which are in ward

 received of William Huloc, reeve of Costiniston, by one tally                                  £ 6           5s  4d

 received of Thomas Cogan, reeve of Wyston by one tally.                                       £ 7

                                                Sum £13  5s  4d 

Tenby

 received of Robert, the baker, the farm of the mill of Waterwyche

 by one tally.                                                                                                                                         13s  4d

                                                                                                                                               

The County (Com') for the ward of the castle of Pembroke;

from the ward of :

Costyniston                                                                                                                                           4s.,

South Cyroni,                                                                                                                                        2s  6d

Gonedon,                                                                                                                                               2s.,

Popetoun                                                                                                                                                2s.,

Corston                                                                                                                                   20s.

                                                Sum 30s  6d.

And for the residue Richard de Collyngton is to answer, to wit:

Corston                                                                                                                                  20s;

Maynerbir                                                                                                                                              8s

Kylecop                                                                                                                                                  2s;

Thouryston .                                                                                                                                          9s  6d

 

Perquisites of Court                                                                                                                              5s  4d

for the time of this view, and no more, because Richard de Collyngton is to answer for the rest, and he has the Rolls of the court with Him

                                                Total Receipts £ 70  3s  0 3/4d

 

 

Richard Symond, steward of Pembroke from Michaelmas to17th November for seven weeks, and constable and janitor of the castle of Pembroke for the same time, at £20 yearly                                                                                                                                                                                                   53s  10d.

Thomas de Carreu, the same offices from 17th November to

 8th May following, for 24 weeks and three days                                                         £ 9          7s  6d;

fees of the constable and janitor from 8th Mat, for 16 days following,                                   4s

ie 3d per day, during which time there was no steward;

fee of the Treasurer from Michaelmas to 24th May,

for 33 weeks and 6 days,                                                                                                                   64s  6d

 (100s yearly);

fee of the sheriff at 100s yearly                                                                                                       64s  6d

fee of the clerk of the county, at 40s yearly                                                                                  25s  10d  

robe of the treasurer for winter                                                                                                         20s

robes of the the keeper of the manors for winter, ([14])                                                                 20s

                                                Sum £ 21  1 1/2d

 

EXPENSES

 Expenses of Walter Seys going to Carmarthen to

Sir William de la Southe, by order of the said William,

and staying there for two days,                                                                                                        2s  6d.;

one messenger sent by the said William to Cardiff and back,                                                    2s  6d;

expense of William le Chambirleyn going to Ludlow to

 Sir Roger de Mortimer on the lord's business, and back,

at 10d per day,                                                                                                                                      6s  8d;

for 30 boards bought for making regulis and ladles

for the mills of Pembroke,                                                                                                                2s   2d.

                                                Sum 14s  2d

                                                Sum of all expenses £ 21  14s  3 1/2 d

and so he owes                                                         £ 48  8s  9 1/4d

of which the said Walter is charged in his account of the farms of the mills of Pembroke for 3 Edward III, as appears there. [see Mills of Pembroke].

 

 

In 1331 The Steward of Pembroke, Richard Symond and his two attorneys, William Poll and Henry de Theford  compiled the accounts for their overseeing of the county of Pembroke[15] which was, at that time, in the hands of the King because of the minority of the heir to the Earldom, Lawrence de Hastynges. The estates had, until recently, been held by Roger Mortimer and the accounts were compiled on the transfer of the custody of the property to Elizabeth de Burgo, late wife of Roger Damory as recorded in the following deed:-

 

1331 Nov 16 Windsor

(Fine Roll, Edward III m 3 (Cal pp288 9)).

Grant to the king's kinswomen, Elizabeth de Burgo, some time the wife of Roger Damori and executrix of his will, for the £1500 which Anthony de Passaigne, knight, assigned to her of the sum of £8,141  8s 6d wherein Edward II was bound to him, and which the king by Anthony's assignment promised to pay her by letters patent surrendered by her in Chancery, and for the 500 marks which the king by writ dated 20 May last, ordered the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer to pay to the king's kinsman, William de Burgo, earl of Ulster, for good service, in wardships and marriages within two years therefrom, as appears by inspection of the rolls of Chancery which she has undertaken to pay to the earl, her son, and for 250 marks which she will pay at the Exchequer, of the wardship of the following lands late of Aymer de Valencia, earl of Pembroke in Wales, to wit, the castle of Pembroke, not extended beyond reprises, the town of Pembroke, extended at £ 36 16s 6d, the grange of Kyngeswood, extended at 113s 8d. the commote of Coytrath, extended at £ 9 12s 4d. the castle of Tyneby not extended beyond reprises, the town of Tynby, extended at £ 28 7s 1d, the manor of Castlemartin,extended at £ 102 22d whereof £ 40 are assigned to Mary, late wife of Aymer in dower, the manor of Tregeir, extented at 55s 10 1/2d . the foriegn rents and profits of the county of Pembroke extended at £ 22 15s 9d and the commote of Oysterof, extended at £ 7 13s 4d a year in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Laurence de Hastynges kinsman and one of the heirs of the said earl of Pembroke, of his pouparty of the lands late of his said kinsman, to hold until the lawful age of the said Laurence who was of the age of five years on St Benedict the Abbot, 18 Edward II, as was found by an inquisition returned to Chancery; and if Laurence die before coming of age, his heir being a minor, she, her executors or assigns, shall have the said wardship until the time when Laurence would have been of full age, and if he die and the premises come to an heir of full age, the king will cause her, her executers or assigns, to have recompense from other wardships; so that she, her heirs and assigns keep the premises without doing waste, destruction and exile, and maintain at their cost the buildings therein in as good a state as they now are; saving to the king's Knights fees and advowsons of churches.

Order to Richard Symond to deliver the same to her or her attorney, with the seal deputed for the office of chancellor of the said county, in his keeping of the king's commitment.

Order to the tenants to be intendant.

 

The accounts relating to this area cover the issues of the castle and town of Pembroke, of the tenements of the grange of Kyngeswode, Castle Martin, castle and town of Tenby, the commote of Coytrath from 18 February 1331 (ie 5 Edward III) to Michaelmas following, and from Michaelmas to 16 November next following when control of the estate was handed over.

 

                  RECIEPTS          18 Feb to Mich 1331   &     Mich to  16 Nov 1331

1] Castle and Town of Pembroke

1] rentof 220 burgages of Pembroke with the rents of Kyngesdon and the glebe of the church of Rustrouthour.                         

                                                 18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                          £ 11  1s  6d

 

2] Rent due to the ward of the castle of Pembroke from

the five knights fees at Carru,

five knights fees at Manerbr,

half knights fee at le Asshe,

half knights fees from the rent of the vill of Thouriston,

two knights fees at Costenyston

half knights fees at Jordaneston

one knights fees . Coytragh,

the rent of Mynewere

one carucate of land at le Thor

one carucate at Carswell

five knights fees at Stakepol

one knights' fee at Moriston,

rent of two bovates at St Ciro,

rent of two-thirds of the vill of Corston          

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                          £ 9  7  7d

 

3] Chenser rents   18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                                                 8s  0d            

4] Farm of three water-mills there   

                                                 18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                         £ 26  13  4d          

5] Toll of Beer

 and Markets of the borough of Pembroke

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                          £ 4  6  6d              

                                                Mich to 16 Nov 1331                                                         £ 2  14  2d            

6 Perquisites of the fair Hundred, county and Castle Gate Courts

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                          £ 37  2  0d            

                                                Mich to 16 Nov 1331                                                         £ 7  13  10d

                                                                                                                                                -----------

Total Receipts     

                                                 18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                         £ 87  6  7d  

                                                Mich to 16 Nov 1331                                                         £ 12    0    4d

 

EXPENSES

1] Repairing the roof of the Prison and of  the house where the County CourtComitatus)  is held and divers houses in the castle etc.       

                                                18 Feb to Mich 1331                                                          £ 1  15  2d

2] Stones bought for repairing the bridge of the North Mill there, digging and carrying the same to the said bridge, together with the carriage of two mill stones from Tenby to the said mill ([16])

                                                 18 Feb to Mich 1331                                                               16s  10d

                                                                                                                                                -------------------

(owing £ 85  4s  7d)                             Total                                                                      £ 2  12   0d          

 

2] Kyngeswode                     18 Feb to Mich 1331      

 

1] Divers tenants there with rent of two pastures                                                                   50s  0d

2] Easments of the capital messuage and of two carucates of waste land there    £ 6      9   0d

3] farm of a certain ferry there                                                                                         £ 2    13   4d

4]  5a. meadow sold "in herba"                                                                                                   6s   0 d

                                                                                                                                                --------------------

                                Total                                                                                                     £ 11   18    4d

3] Castle Martin

1]  Rents of assise of the manor and its members payable at Easter, Whitsuntide Gule of August and Michaelmas

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                           £ 25    9s  0 1/4d 

                                                Mich to 16 Nov 1331                                                         £ 20  19s  4 3/4d

 

2] Farm of one carucate of certain demesne lands there which the oxmen (bovarii)and the smiths held there payable at Easter and Michaelmas

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                           £  5     9s  8d

 

3] Farm of two windmills and one watermill there       

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                           £ 11     0s   0d     

                                                Mich to 16 Nov 1331                                                            £ 1     9s   0d

 

4]  Easement of the capital messuage there

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                                          3s   4d

 

5] From 10a of meadow "in herba;  200a  of pasture " de vast), and the profits of the

turbaryand  reeds in the marshes sold this year            

                                                 18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                            £ 4     0     0d

 

Perquisites of the courts there

                                                 18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                            £ 5   14s  10d    

                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                           £ 1    14s   1d

(Owing   £ 50  19s  3 1/4d)

                               

                                                Total           

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                           £ 51  16  10 1/4d                                                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                        £ 24  17    0 3/4d

 

 

1]  wage of reeve and messor there 

                                                 18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                                  17s   6d                 

                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                                 3s  10d         

 

4] Castle and Town of Tenby

1] Rent of 230 burgages                                    

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                          £ 11  10   0d

2]  Chenser rents                                                 

           18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                           £   1    6   8d

3]  Farm of 50 a of demesne land, 1a.of meadow, 1a of pasture                                            

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                           £   3    0    0d

4]  Farm of six mills there of which two are watermills               

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                           £ 12   18    8d

5]  Tolls of the port and town and prise of beer there                                                                                                                                                   18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                                £   5     1   0d  

                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                         £   4     2   6 1/4d

6]  Perquisites of the Fair, Hundred and Foreign  Courts                            

                                                8 Feb to Mich.1331                                                              £   8   13   0d

                                Total                                                                                                      ---------------------

                                                 18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                          £ 42   10   2d       

                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                         £   4     2   6 1/4d

 

EXPENSES

1] Allowed rents of two reeves

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                                     1s    3d                   

                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                                             3d

2] Wage of the constable keeping the said castle and goal, taking for himself and one boy  2d a day.           

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                           £ 1   17   2d              

                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                                  8s    0

(Owing  £ 40  11  9d)                                                                                                           -------------------

                Total

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                           £   1   18    5d 

                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                                        8s   3d       

 

3] Commote of Coytrath

1] Rents of assise of the free and gable tenants in the commote of Coytrath

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                          £  10    15      8d

2] Firgauel  there            

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                                    15s     0d

3] Half acre of marsh land

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                                          1s     6d 

4] For briary, roots, turf and honey found in the woods             

                                                 18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                          £    1     15    1d             

                                                 Mich to 16 Nov 1331                                                                          4s    6d

                                                 

5]  Perquisites of Courts    

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                             £    1     16   6d              

                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                                        9s  6d

                                                                                                                                                -------------------------                                       

Total  

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                             £  15      3    9d

                                                Mich to  16 Nov 1331                                                                14s   0d

 

Expenses

1]  allowed rent of one reeve there  

                                                18 Feb to Mich.1331                                                                              6    8d

(Owing  £ 14   17s   1d)

 

 

Steward of Pembroke  accounts (Min Account 1208, No  6).

m 1.

Account of Richard Symond, steward of the County of Pembroke from Nicholas 5 to 16 November next following on which day the said Richard, by order of the king, delivered the same to Elizabeth de Burgo.

Pembroke

prise of beer;                                                                                                                                         13s

market toll                                                                                                                                                            8d

pleas and perquisites of the hundred,                                                                                               2s           6d

profits of the mills,                                                                                                                              70s          4d

                                                Sum                                                                                         £ 4          6s           6d.

 

Profits of the County

Pleas and perquisites of the Court of fresh force and obligations, and the Court of the Gate of the Castle of Pembroke,                                                                                                                            £ 7          13s          10d

 

Castlemartin

Rents of Assise of both the free and the gable tenants there,                                     £ 18         6s        0 3/4d  

for all Saints;

and of John de Lany for fixing a certain weir on the lord's land,                                                 3s          4d .

for All Saints;

rent of Flemyston for All Saints;                                                                                                      50s;

pleas and perquisites of the court there for All Saints;.,                                                               33s          1d;

profits of the mill  for All Saints;                                                                                                      29s;

                                                Sum                                                                                        £ 24       17          5 3/4d

of which 19d. allowed to the reeve for collecting rents and money;                                                         19d

he receives yearly                                                                                                                                12s

wages of the messor there do.,                                                                                                            2s           3d;

he receives yearly                                                                                                                                17s           4d

                                                So he owes  £ 23   17s   7 3/4d

 

Tenby

Toll of the port and town,                                                                                                                  9s  3 3/4d;

perquisites of hundred,                                                                                                                       3s;

profits of prise of beer and two water-mills and of 4 wind-mills,                                               56s   3 !/2d.

let at  £  21.. 6s  8d yearly.;

pleas and perquisites of the Foreign Court,                                                                                    13s  11d.

                                                Sum.,                                                                                      £ 4          2s    6 1/4d

of which :- fee of  Richard Huberd and Martin  Selyman, reeves there                                   3d.;

fee of the constable of the castle of Tenby and of one sergeant                                                8s

 ie. 2d  per day.;

the decay of 1 water-mill there because destroyed by the sea (fluctum  maris)[17]

                                                So he owes  74s  3 1/4d

 

Commote of Coytrayth

Pannage there at Martinmas                                                                                                             4s   6d

pleas and perquisites of the courts there                                                                                         9s   6d

                                                Sum      14s

Fee of the Bailiff

fee of the steward of the county of Pembroke                                                                               52s

fee of the Treasurer there                                                                                                                    13s

fee of the Sheriff                                                                                                                                  13s

clerk of County and of the courts                                                                                                    5s      2d 

in each case for the time of the account.

 

m.2.

Account of Richard Symond, Steward  of the County of Pembroke, from  18 February, 5 Edward III to Michaelmas next following.

 

Pembroke

 

Rent of 220 burgages at Easter and Michaelmas,                                                        £ 4

rent of Kynigisdine at Easter and Michaelmas,.                                                                                           6d

rent of the glebe of the church Ruscrouthour,                                                               £ 12

market tolls                                                                                                                                           5s

pleas and perquisites of the fair there at the feast of the

Apostles Peter and Paul,                                                                                                                     6s            8d

chensers and "burgesses by the wind"                                                                                             8s

pleas and perquisites of the hundred there,                                                                                    15s          8d

farm of 3 water-mills                                                                                                          £ 20        13s          4d;

prise of beer,                                                                                                                                        59s          2d

                                                Sum   £ 42    9s    4d           

 

m3. (shedule attached to m. 2)

 

Foreign Reciepts of the County of Pembroke

Rent due for the ward of the castle of Pembroke

5 knight's fees at Carrew at Michaelmas only                                                                               28s

5 knight's fees at  Maynerbir  at Easter and Michaelmas,                                                           17s

from Thouryston at Michaelmas  only                                                                                           9s            6d;

from  1/2  knight's fee at  Le Asshe at Michaelmas                                                                                      1d;

2  knight's fees at Costenyston at Easter and Michaelmas                                                         8s

from  1/2 knight's fee at Jordanyston                                                                                                        12d;

1 knight's fee in Coytrath,                                                                                                                  4s;

from  Mynewer at Easter and Michaelmas                                                                                    4s;

from 1 carucate at Carswell at Easter and Michaelmas                                                                             2s            6d

6 knight's fees at Stakepol at Easter and Michaelmas,                                                                18s

1 knight's fee at Moristoun  at Easter and Michaelmas,                                                              4s

from  Popetone  at Easter and Michaelmas,                                                                                                  4s

bovates of land at Seynt Cyrou at Easter and Michaelmas.                                                      5s

2 perches of Corston which are held in socage                                                              £ 4;

pleas and perquisites of the County Court, the courts of fresh force

and obligations, and the Court of the Gate of the Castle,                                           £ 35   19s   8d

                                                Sum      £ 45   7s   3d

 

Expenses

For digging and carrying stones for repairing the northern bridge of the mill                              16d

lime for the same,                                                                                                                                     10d

planks for the same,                                                                                                                           2s

reward for two masons repairing the said bridge for 9 days

each taking per day  3d.,                                                                                           4s   6d

regard of a boy helping them for the said time at 2d per day                                                        18d

carriage of two mill stones from Tenby to the said mill of Pembroke,                                     6s    8d

200 boards bought for repairing the Prison Tower,

covering the Domus Comitatus,

and the chapel in the Castle there by contract,                                                                             20s 

by view of John Cantrel, the constable of the said castle;

2,400 nails bought for the same,                                                                                                      6s    4d

a piece of iron bought for making hinges  ("gundis et vertinellis ")                            ?

for the wicket of the Prison;

reward of the smith doing them                                                                                                                8d

stipend of 2 carpenters repairing the Prison Tower,                                                                      3s

stipend of 1 carpenter for covering and repairing the chapel

and the "Domus Comitatus" with shingles (cindulis)                                                                    4s     6d

                                                Sum  52s  8d

So owes £ 85  4s  5d.

 

m4

Kyngeswod

Easement of the chief messuage there,                                                                                                           12d

2 acres of several pasture,                                                                                                                                                 18d

rent of certain tenants for life by grant of Aymer de Valence,                                                   48s          6d

farm of the ferry,                                                                                                                                                 63s        4d

2 carucates of waste land let at farm                                                                              £ 6           4s

5a of meadow sold  "in herba"  6s and no more became

depastured by the cattle agisted in the said meadow on account

of the drought (propter siccitatem temporis)

                                                Sum £ 11  18s  4d

 

Castlemartin

Easement of the chief messuage there                                                                                                            40d

rent of free and gable tenants at Whitsuntide                                                               £ 18        6s       0 3/4d

their rent on the Gule of  August                                                                                                       34s        9d

rent of John de Lony for a certain weir, etc., at Whitsuntide,                                                     3s            4d

flemyston                                                                                                                                              50s

Angle, rent of assize, Michaelmas,                                                                                                   18d

vill of Lony, rent of assize,                                                                                                                                20d

rent of John de Castro and Isabel his wife, for

one third part of the vill of Corston, at Easter and Michaelmas                                                46s          8d

1 carucate of demesne land let at farm,                                                                                         64s

10a  of meadow sold  in herba                                                                                                         20s

200a. pasture of the waste,                                                                                                               40s

profits of the marsh there, for turves and reeds sold                                                                    20s

for land which the  bovarii held at Easter and Michaelmas,                                                       42s          8d

rent of land which the smith held for repairing the iron of the plough                                     3s

the farm of 2 windmills and 1 watermill                                                                         £ 11

the pleas and perquisites of the courts there                                                                                  114s    10d

                                                Sum  £ 51  16s  10 1/4d

of which wages of the reeve for collecting rents

and other profits there                                                                                                                            7s        3d (ie  12s  yearly)

wages of the manorial bailiff (messor) for making

attachments, distraints, and summonses,                                                                                       10s          4d 

(he takes  4d weekly).

                                                So he owes,   £ 50   19s   3 1/4d

 

Tenby

Rent of 230 burgages there                                                                                               £ 11        10s

50 acres demesne land                                                                                                                        50s

1a. meadow                                                                                                                                            2s

11a of pasture at le Waterwith,                                                                                                           8s

toll of port and town with prise of beer and mead                                                                       101s       10d

pleas and perquisites of the fair at the Assumption of Holy Mary                                                6s        10d

chensers and burgesses by the wind, at Easter and Michaelmas                                  £ 12     18s          8d

pleas and perquisites of the foreign courts (Cur' For') there                                             £ 7      14s          2d

                                                Sum  £ 42  10s  2d

of which, fee of William Wysman and John Boster,

reeves there for collecting money                                                                                                     15d (yearly 2s)

fee of the constable of the castle and one sergeant

for keeping the goal with prisoners,                                                                                                  37s         2d  (yearly 60s  8d)

decay of a watermill there because destroyed by the sea                                                         40s

And he owes £  40   11s  9d

 

Commote of Coytrath

free rent of Coytrath                                                                                                                           61s          8d

rent of the gable tenants                                                                                                    £ 7          14s          0d

a certain profit called firgauil                                                                                            15s          0d

1/2a of marsh                                                                                                                                                      18d

mine of sea coal                                                                                                                                  nil

because no one worked it during the time of this account

for briers and rushes sold from certain "briery land" called Stanvers                                        20s          3d

for turbary sold there                                                                                                                          7s            10d For honey found in the wood                                                                                                                    12d

pleas and perquisites of the Court there                                                                                          36s          6d

pannage                                                                                                                                                                nil

                                                Sum £ 15     3s      9d

of which - paid to the reeve for collecting money                                                                            6s         8d

                                And he owes £ 14    17s      1d                          

 

Fees of the Bailiffs

Fee of the Steward of Pembroke for himself,

the Constable of the Castle of Pembroke

the Janitor of the said castle                                                                                              £ 11        18           6d

(yearly £ 20)

For his summer robe and his chamber (pro cella sua)                                                                  50s yearly

Fee of the Treasurer of Pembroke                                                                                                    57s          8d

(yearly 100s)

his summer robe                                                                                                                                  23s          4d

Fee of the Sheriff of Pembroke - for himself and chief beedle                                                   59s         8d

(yearly 100s)

clerk of the County Courts                                                                                                                                23s          11d

(yearly  40s)

1 iron coffer with lock, bought for keeping the King's money                                                    2s            6d

canvas for making pockets                                                                                                                                               7d

for sewing these pockets                                                                                                                                    1d 

Chapter 6  Castlemartin & (as included in the dower) St Florence.

Inquisition into the Estate of Aymer de Valance held on  August 20  1324

Castle Martin  In the said county etc. the manor of Castlemartin ;

1 capital messuage,                                                                                                             12d yearly;

2 carucates of land, worth                                                                                                 40s each yearly;

15a meadow worth                                                                                                             12d per acre yearly;

300a pasture worth                                                                                                             2d per acre yearly;

100a marshland, worth yearly                                                                                          10s, and no more because[....]

1 water mill and 1 wind mill, worth                                                                                  £ 9 yearly;

 rent of assize of the free tenants                                                                                     £ 4  5s 4d. payable as under;

 at All Saints 32s, at the Purification of Holy Mary 10s 8d, at Whitsuntide 32s, on the gul of August 10s 8d;

 the rent of Philip de Luny for a certain weir attached to the lord's land at the mill of Ffoyn, payable at All Saints' and Whitsuntide,                                                                                       £ 1     2 s

rent of assize of the free tenants with the rent of ffemyssheston, payable in equal sums at All Saints' and Whitsuntide                                                                                                                              100 marks;

the customary rents there                                                                                                                 £ 72, payable as under;

All Saints'£ 3 17s 2d; ;Purification of Holy Mary, 62s  9 1 / 2 d; Whitsuntide £ 32  17s 2d; Gule of August 62s 9 1/2d;

 the rent of John de Castro and Isabella, his wife, who held for term of life one  third of the vill of Carston,                                                                                                                  46s 8d payable in equal sums at Easter and Michaelmas;

 the rent of assize of the ville of Angle at Michaelmas                                                18d;

the rent of assize of the vill of Luny at the same term                                                                 20d;

 the pleas and perquisites of the courts there are worth                                               60s yearly.

 

1324 December 6

 

Mary, the widow of Aymer de Valence as assigned, as dower, on December 6th 1324, the manor of St Florence and part of the manor of Castlemartin

 

The Manor of St Florence,   which was assigned to her in the king's chancery

in which there are:

a capital messuage, worth                                                                                                                 12d yearly;

1 carucate,3 bovates and 4 acres of land, worth altogether                                       60s yearly;

30 acres several pasture, worth                                                                                         per acre 4d yearly;

4 acres marshland (marisci) worth                                                                                   8d per acre yearly;

a water mill worth                                                                                                                26s 8d yearly;

a certain park, the yearly profit of which is nothing beyond the keep of the wild stock (ferar')

a customary rent of assize of                                                                                            £ 28 yearly in equal   sums at Easter and Michaelmas;

the rent of the cottagers there                                                                                           6s  8d yearly,   payable as  above;

the pleas and the perquisites of the courts there                                                            worth 5s yearly.

                                                Sum   £ 33   14s

 

The Manor of Castle Martin as follows ;

 a moiety of the capital messuage,

to wit, a moiety of the grange on the south with a certain adjacent plot for the "Daeria integra",

and a moiety of the oxhouse  (Boverie) in the east,

the easements of which are valued at                                                                             6d yearly;

 also 1 carucate of land extended at                                                                               40s yearly,

 5a of meadow                                                                                                                     5s,

100a pasture                                                                                                                        16s   8d,   

 33 1/3a. of marsh land                                                                                                      3s    4d  

the rents and services of

John de Luny,

John Fitz Henry Dawe,

David Meyler and Joan his wife, free tenants                                                                34s   7d;

 the rents and services of

David Swayn,

Alice Bede,

Henry Milot,

Richard de Cruce,

 Henry Moriz,

Richard Moriz,

Robert Moriz,

David Moriz,

Rose Ermegard,

John Goldeburgh,

John Heylyn,

John Robert

Thomas Richard,

Philip Haye,

Rees Thomas,

Hugh Joyl,

Philip Rys,

William le Yunge,

Philip le Yunge,

Res Penkaron,

William Rou,

Philip Rou,

John Knethill,

Elen Gilbert,

Ade de Leffery,

William de Landfey,

Walter Seys,

John de Hibernia,

John de la Haye,

Matilda Prikker,

Mable Prikker,

John le Prikker,

John son of Philip Rys,

John Rys,

Richard Philip Joye and Mable his wife,

John Griffith,

Henry Milot,

Ade de Slade,

Richard Adam,

John Lewlyn,

Ralph le Machon,

David Eynon,

John Ffiret, junior,

John Blethery,

Alice Warynot,

John Kayoc,

John Kedyvor,

John Streyt,

John Bolour,

Robert textor,

Mable le gras,

Robert Rys(?),

Robert le Longe,

Philip de la More,

elen, dau. of Philip Brounyng,

Suetilde of Castle Martin,

Henery Hobbekyn,

and Walter Lide;

bond tenants which are extended at                                                                                £ 33  9s 11d yearly.

And the perquisites of the courts for the said tenants free and bond at                   30s yearly.

Sum Total of the Assignment of the said Mary's dower in the manor of Castle Martin       £ 40

 

1331 2

Min. Acc.,  1207/1

Account of ....  reeve of Castle Martin  from Michaelmas 4 Edward III to 18th February next following

Rents.........

  rent of the gable tenants and the cottagers of Castle Martin and Lyssery at All Saints and the Purification of St Mary                                                                                             £ 20   5s   01/4d

 Mill of Ffoyn                                                                                                                 3s  4d

rent of Fflemygeston                                                                                                     50s

Rent of Corston                                                                                  nothing until Easter

for  mess ([18]) ........                                                                                              nothing until Michaelmas

of Walter Gibbe,                                                                                                  nothing until Easter

for 9 feet of land,                                                                                                nothing until Easter

                                                Sum  £ 22   18s   4 1/4d

 

 

Protection Rents

Nothing until Michaelmas

 

Farms

for 83 (?)  acres of the demesne lands let at will by Thomas de Hompton, steward, nothing until Easter

33 acres of pasture do.

repair of ironwork of the plough...............                                                                        21 1/2d;

                                                Sum  21 1/2d

 

Mills  

(1) of Castle

(2) Stelton                                                                                                                             Nil till Easter

Pleas and Perquisites                                                                                                           13s  4d

 

                                                Sum of total receipts  £ 23  13s  5 3/4d

Of which expended on boards and nails for one door;                                                                      3d

wages of the messor                                                                                                            6s  8d

..................................                                                                                                              4s  8d

and  delivered. to Walter  Seys by order of Robert de Harley                      £ 19    17d

                                                Owing  £ 4    0s   5 3/4 d

 


Chapter 7  Coytrath.

1324

Inquisition into the Estate Aymer de Valance held on  August 20  1324

 

      Commote of Coytrath 

The commote of Coytrath is in the said   county, and comprises;

The yearly rent of assize of the free  tenants,                                                                61s   7d., payable as above;

 the yearly rent of customary  tenants who hold at their will,                     £ 4(?), payable as above;

a  certain wood of oaks there, called Coytrath, the pasture of which  is [of no value]

 but the underwood and pannage is worth                                                     3s  yearly, payable at Michaelmas;

 in the said wood there is a  certain profit called Virgavel, worth yearly   10s, payable in   equal sums at Easter and Michaelmas;

also 1/2acre of marshland  there, worth                                                         12d yearly, payable at the same terms;

also a mine  of sea coal (fossatum... minera carbonis marini)

paying a yearly  rent of                                                                                      16s   4d, as above; also certain gorse and heath land whose  yearly profit is worth                                       10s, payable as above;

also certain  turbary, yielding the yearly rent of                                            6s    8d;

the pleas and  perquisites of the courts there are worth                               1/2 mark.

                                                Sum £ 9   12s   4d.

 

1331 Jan 13 Westminster

Patent Roll 4 Edward III pt 2 m 11 (Cal p 43)

Appointment of Walter de Casto Martini to the bailiwick of the  office of forester of Coytres, co Pembroke, during good behaviour

 

1331c

m.13. View of the account of Philip Laurence, reeve there, from Michaelmas, 4 Edward III, to Michaelmas next following.

 

Rent of assise

From the free tenants there yearly                                                                                          42s   2d

For the customary rents there yearly with the increment

of the rent of Kyloketty and Trefheyli';                                                                          £ 9  14s  1d

increment this year                                                                                                                              nil

                                                Sum £  11   16s  3d

 

Protection tenants

recieved from the protection tenants (advocarii)          namely

William Baglas

David Richard

David Andru

                                                Sum   7d

 

Farm of the Mills

Rent and farm of 4 water mills,

1 fulling mill

and the water course to the mill of Walter Elisandr'                                                     53s    6d

                                                Sum   53s    6d     

Issue

Issue of the Manor                             

 

wyrgavyl of the tenants there this year, no more because some abandoned (recesserunt) their tenements there;                                                                                                                                          18s

turbary this year by view of John Adam                                                                        10s

for 3 acres of rushes (ruscorum)       sold in Stanborhus[?]                                         30s

for pasture in Stanbarhus, and no more this year because none was found

                                                                                                                                                 5s

for roofing or covering material sold in the marsh (cooptor vendit'in maresco)

                                                                                                                                                2s

Pannage this year                                                                                                                                6s

horse toll                                                                                                                                               12d

18 autumn works of 6 tenants in Kylketty                                                                    3s

for coal sold this year                                                                                                         13s          4d

for a certain "rip" [ of coal ] this year                                                                                             12d

                                                Sum  £ 4   9s   4d

 

Court Perquisites

pleas and perquisites of the courts there with the ([19])  heriots as appears by the estreats of the courts                                                                                                                                            £ 9   15s   7d

                                                Total Receipts   £ 28    15s    3d

 

Expenses

Paid to the castle of Pemboke for  vardsylvyr by the hands of John Champaygne

                                                                                                                                                                18d

in decay the rent of 4 acres of land in the hands of Rees ap Eynon ap Gronow outlawed at

the suit of Philip Cole, by writ of trespass                                                                                       16d

repairing the pinfold in different places (ponefall' emendend p' loc')                                        4d

 

Payments

Paid to Richard de Colynton, Receiver of Pembroke by two tallies                          £ 10   3s   8d

and to Walter Seys, by order of Sir Robert de Hareley                                                          41s

                                                Sum of all expenses and payments    £ 12    7s    10d

                                                and he owes                                             £ 16   7s    5d

1331c. 13d.  View of the account of Philip Laurance , reeve of Coytrath from Michaelmas 4  to 18 February next following.

Nothing until Easter except                                                                                      3d  horse toll and

                                                                                                                                14s  11d., pleas and perquisites.

                                Total  14s  11d., which he owes.

1331c

m14  Account of Thomas Alyward, reeve there, from Michaelmas 3 to Michaelmas 4

Edward III

Arrears                                                                                                                   £ 4          3s   10d

Rents of Assise                                                                                                     £ 11        16s   3d

Protection Tenants

William Baglas,

David Richard,

William Andru.                                                                                                                             7d

 

Mills                                                                                                                                       53s   6d 

Issues of the Manor     

Virgauil                                                                                                                                  18s;

turbary sold, by view of Walter Leuetret and Philip Bagelas;                                     7s      2d.

nothing for rushes (russ) this year because prohibited by the steward;

pasture in Stanboris sold,                                                                                                   5s;

honey found in the forest by view of the forester,                                                                   5d;

for roofing material in the marsh (de copertorio in maresco) sold;

                                                                                                                                                          18d

pannage;                                                                                                                               7s

toll of horses sold this year,                                                                                                         11d;

18 autumn work, etc                                                                                                           3s;

for one pit (piteo) of coal sold this year;                                                                        26s      8d

for the coal of a certain Ripe sold                                                                                              12d

                                                Sum  70s  8d.

 

Pleas and perquisites of Court                                                                            £ 7        8s       4d

                                                Total receipts   £ 29  13s  2d

 

Rents Paid and Decay    

Paid to William, the beedle of Pembroke  for vardesilvurI of Kilkett, which is in the hands of the lord,                                                                                                                                                    18d;

decay of 6 acres, etc                                                                                                                    16d;

for making the door of the pinfold (et in hostio pontefald' fac') by the order of Robert Malley,        2d

                                                Sum  3s.

 

Payment of Money

To the Reciever by seven tallies                                                                       £ 24        17s       4d   

                                                Sum  £ 24    17s    4d.

 

                                                Sum of all expenses amd payment £ 25  4d.;

and he owes  £ 4  12s  10d.;  of which Iewaun le Coumbe owes  11s  6d., as appears in the preceding account (sic)


Chapter 8  Kyngeswode.

1331 Feb 4 Langley

Fine Roll 5 Edward III m 30 (Cal p 230)

 

Inquisition into the Estate Aymer de Valance held on  August 20  1324

Kyngeswode 

The aforesaid Earl held the grange of Kyngeswode in the said county. In which there are ;

1 messuage(?) worth                                                                                                           12d yearly;

2 carucates of land, worth                                                                                                                 40s each yearly;

5 acres of meadow, worth                                                                                                                 12d per acre;

2 acres several pasture, worth                                                                                           6d per acre;

and a certain ferry called "Penebroke Fferre", paying                                                  26s 8d rent yearly at Michaelmas and Easter

                                                Sum £ 30 13s 8d

 

Ministers Account  1208 No 5

  m.1.  Account  of Philip  Denyel,  reeve  of  Kyngiswode,  from ..Michaelmas 1327 to Michaelmas 1328

 

Farms    

 Recieved of Henry Aunger for  certain  land  in Godybrok let to him for term of life by William de Valencia,                                                                                                                             41s.

 Of Philip Denyel for 6a of land near le  verywill,                                                          7s            6d.

 Of Thomas de Rupe and Stephen Beneger for 100a

 held by them at will,                                                                                                           100s

 Of Thomas Martin for 48a of land in Gonedoune held by him at will,                   64s

 Of Thomas de Rupe and Stephen Beneger for  48a  in Gonedoune

held by them at will,                                                                                                            64s

 Of  John Cantrel for a certain  marsh  (mora)  and medegripis

held by him at will,                                                                                                              2s            6d.

  Farm of the ferry there, yearly                                                                                        53s          4d.

                                                Sum  of  Total Receipts, £  16  12s 4d. 

Delivered  to  Richard  de Colyngton by the hands of the said tenants

1327   1328

 m.2. View of the account of William Peyteuyn, reeve of Kyngeswod from Michaelmas 1327 to Michaelmas 1328.

 

Rents and Farms  

 

 rent of Goldebrok;                                                                                                              41s

 of Philip  Daniel  for 7 1/2a let to him;                                                                           7s            6d

 farm of the ferry                                                                                                                 73s          4d

                                                Sum. 101s 10d.

 

Corn Sold  

18q of wheat at 5s 4d.  per qr.,                                                                         £ 4          16s;

1bus. melivi cor'                                                                                                                                   4 1/2d ;

10q.4b. pols at 3s per qr.,                                                                                                   31s          6d.;

10q. 4b of peas at 2s per qr.,                                                                                             21s.;

5q.  of peas at 2s.  8d. per qr.,                                                                                           14s          8d.;

13q.  3b.  barley at 3s per qr.,                                                                                            40s          1d.;

 72q. 4b. of oats at 2s per qr.,                                                                            £  6         5s.

                                                Sum £ 16     8s    8d.

Straw Sold. 

For divers straws for thatching,  etc.  (coop't  et paliis) sold                                         34s          6d.

                                                Total   £ 23           5d

 Expenses

 

Threshing and Winnowing:

for threshing 57q 6b

duri blad. at task,                                                                                                                 9s            71/2d., 

ie.  2d.  per qr.;

 do 62q. 4b of oats,                                                                                                             3s            73/4d.,

ie 13/4d for 21/2q.;

 winnowing the entire corn at task,                                                                                    2s           51/4d.,

ie. 2d for every 7 qrs.

                                                Sum  15s     81/2d

 

Wages of the Reeve at 6d per week,                                                                                26s          11/2d

Mowing (Falcacio). For spreading the hay,

and again gathering and heaping it (tassand), at task,                                                                                 6d.

 

Foreign Expenses 

To Henry John of Bourton, for the lord's share of 

the ferry boat (cimba) there by order of Thomas  Hampton                                      24s          2d.

For  carrying 6b.  of peas and pols from Kyngeswood

to  the bridge  of  Pembroke,  which Geoffrey Torinton

bought  of  Thomas Hampton,  the steward,                                                                                16d,

Paid to Walter Syrbourn, janitor of the castle, by

order of Thomas de Hampton,                                                                                         10s.

                                                Sum 35s    6d.

 

Monies Paid.

Paid to Richard Colynton, the Treasurer,

in respect of corn and rents,                                                                              £ 19        7s            3d.

                                                Total of all Expenses and Payments,              £ 23  5s 1d.,        

and he owes 1d.

                         

m  

.2d. Issues of the Grange of Kyngeswod.

 

Wheat   Crop:  20q of wheat and 1b of melior corall.                  Sold 18q 1b.

Thomas de Hampton, the steward, had 16b. for bread (pro pane)

Pols   Crop (ie., de exitu); 10q. 4 b.                   All sold by the steward to G. Torinton.

Peas   Crop: 15q. 6b.                           All sold by steward and reeve.

Barley;  Crop: 14q.4b.                        All sold.

Oats: Crop: 62q. 4b.                          All sold.

Meadow:   Five  acres of meadow hay received  and  delivered  to Thomas de Hampton, the steward at the castle of Pembroke.

Affers:  3 remaining from last year. 

Sold by the Steward and the Receiver for                                                                      27s.

Oxen:  6 remaining from last year. Sold for                                                                   54s., etc.

Ewes (Oves Matrices)   145 remaining from last year.

 Sold by the steward, etc., for                                                                            £ 7          5s.

Lambs:  48 remaining,  etc., and sold for                                                                       30s.                        

For which sums the aforesaid Steward and Receiver have to answer.

They say each acre(?) of wheat can yield (potuit r)1 crib'r ([20];)

 of barley, 2qrs.:

 of oats, 2 qrs.

Also that R Beneger bought

3 affer                                                                                                                                    9s.  ea., 

6 oxen                                                                                                                                    9s.   ea

145 ewes                                                                                                                                               12d. ea.

and 48 lambs                                                                                                                                      8d. ea..

                          ............

1326   1327

m.3.  Account  of  William Leverroc,  reeve  of  Kyniswode,  from Michaelmas 1326 to Michaelmas 1327.

 

Rents of Assise:

yearly rent of Goddelbroke;                                                                                              41s

yearly rent of Richard,  the porter,                                                                                   7s           6d

yearly rent of the ferry.                                                                                                      53s          4d

                                                Sum 101s 10d.

 

Issues  of the Manor:

for 23 "old" sheep sold  at  10d. each;                                                                             19s          2d.

for 1 old "affer" sold;                                                                                                         3s            1d

for 44 lambs sold at 7d.  each;                                                                                        25s.         8d.

for 4 "late" lambs (agnis tardinis) sold at  4d. each;                                                                     16d 

for 16pe ([21]).1li ([22]) of wool sold,  price per  stone; 2s.8d;                                        42s          10 1/2d

for 4 1/2d pe.  3li of wool sold at  2s  11d.  per stone;                                  14s          2d

for 11/2pe of lambs wool sold at 3s per stone;                                                              4s            6d

for 30pe. of cheese and butter sold at 10d. per stone;                                                 25s

for 33 pelts (de morina) sold;                                                                                                            14 1/2d

for 10 lambs pelts sold;                                                                                                                      5d

for the  pasture of the castle of Gonedon in winter                                                                       14d, 

and  for  the same pasture in summer:                                                                            4s

for la medegripis                                                                                                                  3s

for  sepultura  indeorum;                                                                                                                   6d

de Wayteriscnol;                                                                                                                  2s

for the marsh near the sea;                                                                                                                                12d

for  "brunyngislake";                                                                                                                           12d

for the pasture of the sheep of  John Caudd(?)  on Gonedon;                                                  15d

for the same pasture of the  sheep  of the  lepers (leprosorum);                                                 12d

for one barren sheep sold  at  the Gule of August (Aug 1)                                                           14d

                                                Sum £ 7     13s    5d.

Corn Sold: 

for 14 qrs 6b of  wheat  sold,  price  per quarter 6s.                                      £ 4          8s            6d;

for 4qrs of barley sold, price per quarter 4s 4d;                                                             17s          4d

for 37 qrs 6b of oats sold, price per qr. 2s 8d.                                                                100s       8d

                                                Sum   £ 10     6s    6d.

                                                 Sum Total, £ 23 .       21d 

 

Costs of Ploughing:

Iron bought for the ploughs during the year,                                                                  2s            10d;

reward (mercede) of the smith,                                                                                                        13d.;

for sharpening the ploughs (in carucis chirpand) several  times,                                                3d;

rods(nigis) bought                                                                                                                                3d.;

in arcubz boum,                                                                                                                                  2d.;

for a coulter on ploughshare (vomere) bought

for the new plough and making it                                                                                                    6d;

shoeing  the offers,                                                                                                                              6d;

hire  of  a boy for the plough for 34 days

when  a second plough was used

(levavit secundam carucam),                                                                                           2s            3d.,

ie., at 1/2d per day.

                                                Sum   7s    10d.

 

Dairy   (Daeria)   

For  washing  and  shearing  the  sheep   at Michaelmas,                                            9d.,  ie 1d per score;

for do. at Kallanmey,                                                                                                                         9 1/2d;

for  "lapping"(liganda)   the wool at  both  shearings,                                                  2d.

                                                Sum  20 1/2d

 

Threshing 

42 qr 1/2b of hard corn at task,                                                                                        7s., ie 2d a qr;

75 qrs of oats                                                                                                                       5s.,  ie 4/5d per qr.;

for winnowing all the corn at task,                                                                                                   23 1/4d.,  ie  for every 7 sieves (cribr) of all  kinds  of corn,2d;

for 2 sieves (cribr) bought for winnowing,                                                                                       3d

                                                Sum  14s   2 1/4d.

 

Payments  to  Servants  

The livery  (liberacio)  two  ploughmen during the year                                               34s          8d., ie 4d each per week;

 their "stipend" for the same time,                                                                                    11s.;

the livery (liberacio) of one harrower for 31 weeks in winter,                                     10s          4d (ie., 4d per week); his stipend,                                                                                                      3s.;

livery (liberacio) of one shepherd of sheep for the year,                                              17s          4d. (ie  4d per week);  his stipend,                                                                                                      5s.;

livery of the  helper at lamping time (in tempore fetus)

for 9 weeks before Kallanmay,                                                                                        2s            3d (ie 3d per week);

livery of the reeve,                                                                                                               26s (ie., 6d per week);

his   shepherd   for  the  same  time                                                                                  10s.;

livery   of   one dairymaid(Daye) for 21 weeks,                                                            4s            41/2d;

stipend for the same time                                                                                                  2s.

                                                Sum £ 6    8s   21/2d.

 

Corn Bought 

3 b of beans                                                                                                                          2s            6d;

2 qrs 3 b of  peas,                                                                                                                12s          7d. price 5s 4d per qr.

                                                Sum  15s   1d.

 

Weeding

For weeding all the corn                                                                                                     3s            11 1/2d ie for every acre of wheat 1d and for every acre of oats 1/2d.

                                                Sum 3s     11 1/2d

 

Autumn   

For  the  hire of 363  men  for  mowing,  binding and

raising(?) (coptend) the corn at task,                                                                               60s          6 1/2d each one taking 2d per day.

For the hire of 48 carters (carect) for carrying the corn,                                               12s., each  one  of them taking 3d per day;

the hire of  one  man  for pitching corn in the common field

into the carts (ad furcendum in campo ad carectas)

for nine days at 1 1/2d per day,                                                                                                       13 1/2d.; 

the hire of one man for pitching corn to the stack

in the hagard (ad furcand'tass in hagardo) for nine days,                                                          18d (ie 2d per day)

the hire of one,  thatching and stacking the

same (coopendo tassando) for 5 days,                                                                                           10d (ie at 2d);

for one boy helping                                                                                                                             5d.;

for drawing 500 sheaves for thatching

(garc' coopertur stricand) at task,                                                                                                     5d (ie 1d per hundred).

                                                 Sum  76s     9 1/2/d

.......????[MS Defective].for the oxen and corn bought for

sowing,  and as  forage for the animals,                                                          £ 7          10s

 

Monies Paid   To Richard Colynton,  the treasurer of Pembroke, by tally,    £ 7    17s.

                                                Sum of all Expenses and Payments  £ 28    14s    9 1/4d                            ...........

1327   1328

m.3 (dorse). Issue of the Grange of Kyngiswode 1327 -1328.

 

Wheat 

Crop,  26 1/2q.  1b.,  also 3 1/2q.;

of which seed for  30 acres.  9q.  6 1/2  per acre;

for 3 1/2 acres (grossi frumenti)  3  1/2b.;

and per acre for 26 1/2 acres,  2 1/2b,

delivered to Gylys the constable as part expenses of Thomas de Hampton,  steward,

5 1/2q.    

Sold, 14q.6b.       Sum 30q.1/2b      And they are equal.

 

Beans 

Crop 2q.  6b.

Bought 3q 1b. Seed for 6 acres, 3q.1b., ie., per acre 5b. Equal

 

Peas 

Crop 61/2b.

 Bought 2q 5b. seed for 11 acres, ie., 2 1/2b per acre. Equal

 

Barley  

Crop 8q 3b.

 Seed for 7 acres ie 5 b per acre Sold  4q. Equal

 

Oats 

Crop 75 qrs 1 b.

Seed for 35 acres,  26qr. 2b., ie 6b per acre;

provender of 4 affers from All Saints to Kallanmey for  26 weeks,  11q.  1b., 

and  of  the two offers which  carried  money (argentum) to Wigemor for eight days going and coming.

 Sold 37q. 6b. Equal.                    This year 89 acres are sown.

 

Stock  (Instaurum)

Affers  

4 remaining from last year,  of which 1 sold,  being old and feeble. Remaining 3

Oxen  

6 remaining as last year.

Rams  (Hurtardi)

2 remaining from last year;  both died  before Christmas.

Ewes

156 remaining from last year.  42 added from the hogs. Sum  198.

 Died before Xmas 7.; after Xmas and before the Purification and the lambing season,  13;  after the lambing season and before shearing,  2. Sold at Martinmas with wool, 23; after shearing, 3: also sold at the Gule of August 1.

                Sum 53. Remaining, 145.

Hogs  (Hogastri) 

44 hogs ie the lambs remaining from last  year. Dead, 2.

Added to ewes, 42.

Lambs.

117 lambs from the aforesaid ewes,  and no more because 3 were barren,  etc.

 Of which dead (murrain), 11. Tithe, 10. Sold, 48. So 49 remain.

Wool   

129 fleeces of wool remaining which made 5 1/2st  1b.;  49 fleeces  of lambs wool which made 10st.  and 4 1/2 st 5b from  the Kallanmey shearing.  And 1 1/2 st of lambs wool at the same  term.

                Sum 23st 6b. Of which,Tithe, 1st.; sold 22st 6b.

 

Dairy  

33st of cheese and butter; tithe 3st.; sold 30st.

Pelts (gross). 

33 skins (murrain). Sold 33.

Pelts (lambs).  

11 skins (murrain) Sold 10; tithe 1.

Meadow.   

 5  acres of meadow taken by Thomas de Hampton, the steward.


Chapter 9  Tenby.

 

Town and Castle of Tenby. In  the  said  county,  etc.  

The  castle  is  worth  nothing  beyond  reprisals; 

in  the  said  town  of   Tynebey there   

are  220 burgages  paying  a  yearly  rent  of                                                 £ 11

50a  of    arable  land arrented                                                                         8d.  per  acre,

1a.    meadow,  worth                                                                                         12d  yearly; 

11a. pasture,  worth                                                                                            3d  per   acre  yearly;  

 the  customs  of  the  port 

with  the  tolls  of  the  town  are  worth                                                           60s    yearly; 

the  prises  of  mead and  beer                                                                         20s  yearly; 

2  water  mills and    3  wind  mills,  worth                                                      £ 10  yearly;

 the  pleas  and  perquisites  of  the    courts  worth                                       20s  yearly.

                                                Sum  £ 28 12s  1d

 

1329    1330

 m.4.  View of the account of John Trouer, John Gurdoun,  Walter Hun and William Wysman,  reeves of Tenby, from Michaelmas 1329 to Michaelmas 1330

 

Rents of Assize   

Of 352 burgages yearly,  with the increment

of the year preceding                                                                                          £ 12        12s

Farms    

50a of the lord's demesne let at  farm,                                                                            50s.;

11a  at  Waterwyche                                                                                                          8s.;

a meadow,                                                                                                                            2s;

one water  mill and three windmills there  let  at  farm

to William le Lang by  Thomas  de  Hampton, steward                            £ 14        13s          4d yearly

                                Sum £ 17  13s 4d.

 

Issues of theManor   

"Burgesses by the wind"  (De  aventiciis) this year,                                                       37s          2d.;

Chensers ([23]) (de sensar'),                                                                                                 32s          3d.;

toll of sheep                                                                                                                         12s

prise of mead and beer                                                                                                       77s          1d

toll of the port and of the town                                                                         £ 4          5s            9d

fair tolls                                                                                                                                 2s

reliefs                                                                                                                                     8s

pleas and perquisites of the hundred court                                                                     16s          5d

third part of a burgage escheating through the felony

committed by Edmund, the carpenter                                                                            3s             6d

pleas and perquisites of the fair                                                                                                        nil

pleas and perquisites of the courts                                                                                   106s       5d

For the prise of wines Richard Colynton will answer

                                                Sum £ 18      11s       7 1/2d

                                                Sum Total   £ 48     11s      11 1/2d

 

Fees paid

Reeve                                                                                                                                     2s

Clerk                                                                                                                                      3s

Catchpole of the town                                                                                                        3s

Richard Evarard, constable                                                                                               60s           8d yearly

                                Sum  68s      8d

Payments (Lib')

To Richard Colynton, treasurer by the hands of Walter Hun

and William Wysman                                                                                         £ 16                        2 1/2d by one tally

To the same by the hand of Benedict le Gras,

farmer of the mills                                                                                               £ 14        13s          4d by two tallies

to the same by the hands of John Trouer and John Gurdon                       £ 14        5s

                                                Sum £ 42      18s      6 1/2d

And so they owe 49s   9d of which are on the reeves  4s and on Richard Everard, then constable 45s   9d

...............

1330  1331    

m. 9d. View of the account of William Wysman and John Bost, reeves of the town of Tenby from Michaelmas 1330 to Easter 1331.

 

Rent of Assize                                                                                                      Nothing up to Easter

 

Farms                                                                                                                     Nothing up to Easter

 

Issues of the Manor                            Nothing up to Easter except prise of beer,      8s            2d

        

toll of port and town,                                                                                                          31s          3d.;

pleas and perquisites of the hundred,                                                                              3s            4d.;

Robert Harley will answer for returns of prise wine, sold for                       £ 7          10s.,

less all expenses and payments of the merchants;

pleas and perquisites of the courts,                                                                                  15s          3d.

                                                Sum  58s.

 

Ministers Fees       

Fee of the reeves for the time of the view                                                                                       9d;

Fee of the clerk,                                                                                                                                   15d.;

Fee of the catchpole.,                                                                                                                         15d;

Fee of the constable,                                                                                                           23s          4d., who takes  2d. per day.

                                                Sum 26s      7d. 

so the aforesaid reeves owe  31s     5d.

1327- 1329

m.5. View of the Account of John Cole, William le Lange, Walter Hun and John Gurdoun, reeves of Tenby from Michaelmas 1327 to Michaelmas 1329.

 

Rent of Assise                                                                                                      £  12       12s          0d

 

Farms                                                                                                                     £  17       13s          4d

 

Issues of the Manor        

"Burgesses by the wind, "                                                                                                   237s..     3d.;

chensers,                                                                                                                                29s.;

prise of mead and beer,                                                                                                      61s          3d.;

toll of port and town,                                                                                                          70s           7 1/2d.;

pleas and perquisities of the hundred,                                                                             16s          8d.;

toll of sheep,                                                                                                                         10s.;

fair tolls,                                                                                                                                2s.;

fair perquisites,                                                                                                                                     nil;

relief of the heir of John Madoc,                                                                                                      12d.;

pleas and perquisites of the courts,                                                                  £ 9           2s           3 1/2d       

                                                Total  £ 20    10s    10d.

 

Prise of the Wines                Richard de Colyngton will answer therefor

                                                                       Sum Total,  £ 50     16s     10d

 

Expenses

Fee of reeves                                                                                                                        2s

Fee of clerk,