Kedwelly

The Accounts of Divers Ministers of the Lord the King there of the 23rd year of the reign of King Henry the 6th.


The Borough of the Town of Kedwelly

The Account of John Aylward Mayor there Thomas Castell & John Colyn Bailiffs there from the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel in the 22nd year of the reign of King Henry the 6th unto the same Feast then next following in the 23rd year of the reign of the same King for one whole year.

Arrears The same answers for 100 for the arrears of the last account of the year last preceding in manner as appeareth at the foot thereof
 
Sum 100
   
Rents of Assise And 6s for the Stallage of Butchers there payable at the Term of Saint Martin in manner as appeareth by the Rental made & renewed there in the fourth year of King Henry the 5th And for 14 .. 2 .. 0 for the rent of assise of the Burgages and other Places and Tenements there with the increase of rent of divers preceding years in manner as appeareth by the aforesaid Rental And for 7s for three pounds and a half of pepper yearly for the rent of divers tenements payable at the Term of the Nativity of our Lord beyond one pound of pepper reserved to the Auditor for their fees as appeareth by the aforesaid rental in manner as is allowed in the preceding accounts which said pepper rent is contained in the abovesaid Rental, price of the pound 2s And for 14d for 14 horse shoes together with six nails for the rent of John Curteys Roger Aylward Thomas Man and Jankyn Yevan in manner as appeareth by the aforesaid Rental And for 12d for six Capons sold there this year price of the Capon 2d at the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord And for 16d for four pounds of cummin so sold this year at 4d the pound at the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
 
Sum 14 .. 18 .. 6
   
Divers farms And for 10s for the Farm of the Fairs and Market of the Town there so demised this year payable at the Terms of Easter & Saint Michael in manner as appeareth by the aforesaid Rental And for 3s .. 4d for the Toll of the Country there this year and no more here in charge because it is granted to the Tenants of the Town of Kedwelly
 
Sum 13s .. 4d
   
New Escheats And for 2s for the issues of one garden heretofore of John Henry Strepelyng called Blowelhey which he held in right of his Wife & which came into the hands of the Lord the King by reason of the outlawry of the said John so charged yearly And for 20s for the farm of one Burgage within the Town of Kedwelly and eleven acres of land in the Foreignry there late of Agnes Wife of Lawrence Castlemartyn for the term of her life of the grant of the Lord Henry late Duke of Lancaster coming to the hands of the Lord the King after the Death of the said Lawrence so demised this year
 
Sum 22s
   
Perquisites of the Hundred Courts And for 11 .. 13 for the Perquisites of thirteen Hundred Courts there holden this year as appeareth by the Rolls thereof
 
Sum 11 .. 13
   
 
Sum total of the receipt with the arrears 128 .. 6 ..10
   
Default of Rents Whereof is accounted in default of the rent of a certain tenement called Blounleshawe because it is occupied by the assent of the Council of the Lord the King as well for the English as Welsh Courts and Hundreds there holden yearly in manner as is allowed in preceding accounts 5s .. 2d And in the allowance of these Accountants for their office yearly in manner as is allowed in preceding accounts (12d deleted "because not paid") And there are allowed to the same for the rent of Assize of the land called Castlemartyn because those lands and tenements are in the hands of the Lord the King as appeareth in the Title of new Escheats 12d And there are allowed to the same for the decay and decease of the rents of divers lands & tenements being in the hands of the Lord the King for want of tenants there 27s .. 4
 
Sum 33s .. 6
   
Payment of Money And they have paid to Willm Botiller Esqr Receiver of the Lord the King there for the issues of their Office this year by one Indenture remaining with the said accountants
 
106s .. 8d
 
 
And to the said Receiver for the aforesaid Issues Whereof the same Receiver is charged at London in the month of Feby in the sd 23rd by charge of the Auditor
 
£21 .. 6 .. 8
   
  Mr Buttiller the Kings Receiver there answers in his account for this sum
 
Sum 26 .. 13 .. 4
   
  The sum allowed and paid 28 .. 6 .. 10 And they owe 100 Which are charged in the next account of the year next following in manner as appeareth in the Title of arrears
   
Total upon Thomas Morys Portreeve there in the seventh year of the now King for his arrears 100

 

 

The Reeveship of the Castle of Kedewelly


The account of John Broun Reeve there from the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel in the 22nd year of the reign of King Henry the 6th unto the same Feast then next ensuing in the 23rd year of the reign of the same King for one whole year

Arrears The same answers for 45 .. 17 .. 2 for the arrears of the last account of the year last preceding in manner as appeareth at the foot thereof
 
45 .. 17 .. 2
   
Rents of Assise And for 6s .. 8d for twenty works of ploughing for Pembray and St Ismael at the Lords Board price of the ploughing 4d And for 5s .. 11 for 71 works and a half for the tedding of hay price of the work one penny And for 10s .. 6d for four score and four works for the carriage of hay price of the work 1 And for 3s .. 4d for four score and four works for the weeding of corn price of the work one halfpenny And for 34s .. 2d for 205 works of reaping of corn price of the work beyond reprises 2d And for 17s .. 5d for 104 works & a half for the carriages of corn price of the work beyond reprises 2d And for 20d for 41 works for the carriage of osiers for the Wear of Tewy price of the work one halfpenny And for 7s for four score and four works for the repair of the said wear there And for 4s for the rent of one Cottage and twelve acres of land which said Cottage together with the twelve acres of land the aforesaid Thomas Heryn hath lately taken before the Council of the Lord Henry late Duke of Lancaster for rent and custom To be holden to him & his heirs as appeareth in the account of the 34th year of the reign of King Edward
 
Sum 4 .. 10 .. 11 by the Reeve
   
Issues of the Manor with the Farms For 9s for the meadow called Silkmede nothing this year because within the Farm of the Demesne Lands But he answers for 5s for the crop of a certain meadow called Averel Mede with the pasture of the Ox meadow there so demised to John Fisher for the term of three years this being the first year For 8s for the pasture under the Castle called the Hayne nothing here in charge because it is demised to John Butiller and William Butter with the farm of Caldecote with other farms as appeareth below For 4s for Rushes sold in the same pasture nothing here for the same cause But he answers for 4s for the farm of the outer Garden so demised to David colyn this year for the term of 12 years this being the fifth year For 6s .. 8d for the farm of the Dovecote there nothing here because it is demised to the same Farmers within the Farm of Caldecote as appeareth below but in preceding years at 20s For the farm of Rabbits there this year nothing because there are no Rabbits there But he answers for 3s for the herbage and fruit of the garden near the Castle so demised to the said John Butiller this year For 20s for the farm of the Weirs called Shelleswere Petteswere and Williamswere nothing here in charge because they are demised to the same Farmers with the Farm of Caldecote as appeareth below For 12d yearly for the pasture Burghmede nothing this year because it is turned into gravel and sand by the constant overflowing of the sea But he answers for 14s for seven acres and a half of land at Puttescroftes so demised to John Tewe for the term of 20 years this being the second year by pledge of Philip Box and John Deys but in preceding years at 16s .. 8d And for 3s for the pasture between the Groves so demised to William ap Gowrn ap Griffith Goz for the term of ten years this being the fifth year by pledge of Cadogan ap Griffith ap Rice For 24s for the Farm of the Fulling Mill newly built between the Mill of the Lord the King of Caddokmill and Mydelmyll upon the stream of the water of the same Mydellmill so lately demised to William Silly and John Arnold for the term of seven years which are expired and the aforesaid Farmers shall in all things support and repair the said Mill and the same sufficiently repaired shall yield up at the end of the aforesaid term except that the lord the King shall find them great Timber when it shall be necessary at the terms of Easter and Saint Michael equally nothing here in charge because the said Mill is wholly destroyed and razed therefore the Council must be spoken with concerning the repairs and support thereof as appears above But he answers for 12d for the Farm of one Weir near the Brodwere in Tewy made by Thomas ap John so demised to John Botiller Esquire for the term of 12 years this being the sixth year Rendering therefore yearly 12d and the said Farmer shall support and repair the said Weir during the aforesaid term at his own proper costs and at the end of the said term shall yield up the said Weir so sustained and repaired
 
Sum 30s whereof by Botiller 12d
 
The Reeve 29s

The farm of the Mill with the Farm of Caldecote

And for 40 for the Farm of the Fee of Caldecote and of the Mills Weirs and Dovecotes with their appurtenances whatsoever within the Lordship of Kedwelly so demised to John Buttiler son of William Buttiler Esquire and to William Buttour Burgess of Kedwelly by Indentures made between the Most Excellent Prince and Lord the Lord Henry by the grace of God King of England and France and Lord of Ireland and the said John and William the date whereof is the 11th day of February in the 22nd year of the reign of the now King To have and to hold the aforesaid Fee Mills Weirs and Dovecote with their appurtenances to the said John and William and their assigns from the Feast of Saint Michael in the said 22nd year unto the end of the term of nine years then next following and fully to be completed Rendering therfore yearly to the said Lord the King at his Receipt of Kedwelly 40 sterling at the Feasts of Easter and Saint Michael by equal portions in manner as well by manucaption and recognizance of William Don and John Jurdan lately made in the Exchequer of Kedwelly as by way of bond of the sum of 40 made to the said King and remaining in the hands of the Receiver General of the Duchy of Lancaster fully appears And the said Lord the King in the first year of the aforesaid term shall in all things well and sufficiently repair and sustain the aforesaid Mill Weirs and Dovecote and the same so sufficiently repaired in the said first year the said Farmers shall at the end of their aforesaid term without any waste therein in the mean time made surrender and yield up And the aforesaid Lord the King shall find for the said Farmers great timber iron brass and mill stones when it shall be necessary during the aforesaid term And if it shall happen the said Farm of 40 shall be in arrears and unpaid in part or in the whole for twenty days after any term whereon the same ought to be paid during the aforesaid term that then it shall be lawful for the aforesaid Lord the King his heirs and assigns by their Ministers to distrain for the aforesaid Farm and the arrears thereof in the aforesaid Fee and in the aforesaid Mill Weirs and Docecote and the Distress so taken to take drive carry and convey away until the said Lord the King his heirs and assigns shall be fully paid and satisfied for the aforesaid Farm and the arrears thereof together with the costs and expenses in this behalf made or sustained And if it shall happen the said Farm shall be in arrear and unpaid in part or in the whole for 40 days as is aforesaid that then it shall be lawful for the aforesaid Lord the King his heirs and assigns to re-enter into the Fee of Caldecote and the aforesaid Mills Weirs and Dovecote with every of their appurtenances and the same to take possession of and have again in their former estate these present Indentures in anywise notwithstanding And for 31s .. 8d for the Farm of the Mill called Cowmill so demised to Morgan ap Gualter for the term of 14 years this being the fourteenth and last year by pledge of Rice ap Thomas de Iscoid and Thomas ap David ap Griffith Goz And the aforesaid Morgan ap Walter shall on all things sustain and repair the aforesaid Mill and the same so sufficiently repaired at his own proper costs shall yield up at the end of his aforesaid term by the manucaption abovesaid as appeareth in the account of the ninth year of the now King And for 36s .. 8d for the farm of the Mill called Morelesmill so demised to Hopkyn ap Griffith Vaghan for the term of seven years this being the first year by pledge of William Don And the said Hopkyn shall in all things repair and sustain the said Mill at hi own proper costs and expenses and the same so sufficiently repaired shall yield up at the end of his aforesaid term but in preceding years at 43s .. 4d yearly For 46s .. 8d for the Farm of the Fulling Mill under the Wall of the Town under the Baillewall newly built there nothing here in charge because it is demised to the aforesaid John Buttiller and William Bottour with the Farm of Caldecote as appeareth above within the sum of 40 But he answers for three pence accruing from Wreck of the Sea as for three boards found upon the sea shore this year and no more by the oath of the Accountant And for 30s for the farm of the Fulling Mill of Kedwelly newly built at the Hamme on the north side of the Mill of Caddokkesmill so demised to David Don John Arnold Walter William and William Sylly for the term of ten years this being the first year And the aforesaid Farmer shall in all things repair and sustain the said Mill and the same sufficiently repaired shall yield up at the end of their aforesaid term except that the Lord the King shall find for them great timber when it shall be necessary but in preceding years at 40s And for 10s for the Farm of the Fulling Mill of Alknathan newly built at the cost of the Lord the King except the house upon the said Mill which was built at the cost of the Farmer in the year next preceding by order of the Auditor and Receiver in the same place where the said Mill was built before the rebellion of the Welsh so demised to Yevan Crach ap Toker To have from the Feast of Easter last past unto the end of the term of ten years then next following and fully to be completed Rendering therefore yearly 20s at the Feast of Saint Michael and Easter And the aforesaid Farmer shall in all things sustain and repair the said Mill and the same sufficiently repaired shall yield up at the end of his aforesaid term Except that the Lord the King after the first year of the aforesaid term shall find great Timber when it shall be necessary by the hands of Howell ap Yevan Crach as for such farm for the Term of Easter within the time of this account
 
Sum 45 .. 8 .. 7
   
Total of the Issues
51 .. 9 .. 6
 
Sum Total of the Receipt with the arrears 97 .. 6 .. 8
   
Allowance of Rent with other things Whereof he accounts in an allowance made to this Accountant for Bread and Candles found daily during the year to celebrate one mass in the Chantry within the Castle by the Prior and Monks of the Priory of Kidwelly 6s .. 8d And in decay of the rents and customary works whereof he is above charged to 4 .. 10 .. 11 in the panel of Rents of Assize whereof he neither hath or could levy any thing beyond 50s .. 11d in manner as is allowed in the preceding accounts from of old time 36s .. 11d And in mowing spreading and gathering and cocking the hay in the Meadow of the Lord the King called Longmede and .. and afterwards carrying the same from the aforesaid meadow unto the Castle and ricking it in the Grange there this year in gross for the use of the horses of the Auditor and Receiver 5s And in Litter bought of John Jolyf for the use of the Steward Receiver and Auditor and for making beds thereof during the time of the Audit 20s And in fewel bought and provided for the use of the Steward Receiver and Auditor 4s And in fewel bought and provided against the coming of the Justices of the Sessions there this year 15s .. 10d And for hay 8s .. 4d and litter 5s bought of the aforesaid John Jolyff against the coming of the said Justices by command of the Receiver there 13s .. 4d And in washing of the cloths of the Altar of the Chapel of the aforesaid Castle 4d And in money paid to John Jolyff for the cleaning of divers Chambers within the Castle there against the coming of the aforesaid Justices this year 20s And in rushes bought by the said John Jolyff for the aforesaid Chambers two pence
 
Sum 4 .. 4 .. 11
   
Standing of the Mill And there are allowed to the Farmer of the Mill called Morelesmill within charged in the Title Farm of Mills at 36s.. 8d yearly because the said Mill stood and would not grind for want of repair thereof for four weeks six days in the Week 8d less in the whole one penny half a farthing 3s .. 4d
 
Sum 3s .. 4d
   
Costs of the Mills And to this Accountant for brass and steel for the repair of the Mills of Middelmill and Caddoksmill as in the newly thatching of Middlemill 10s and the tiling of Caddoksmill 30s and likewise in the newly amending and repairing of all the weirs this year together with other necessary repairs of the said Mills 32s .. 6d as was needful and also in the repair and amendment of the Dovecote 8s there being in the hands of the Farmer of the aforesaid Mills in manner as appeareth by the parcels upon this account shewed and examined remaining among the memoranda of this account 8 .. 0 .. 6
 
Sum 8 .. 0 .. 6
   
Payment of Money And he hath paid to William Buttyler Esquire Receiver of the Lord the King there by the hands of John Botiller Esqre late Farmer of Caldecote as well for his arrears 23 .. 18 .. 11 of the 21st year of the now King as for his like arrears 21 .. 18 .. 3 of the year next preceding to the hands of John Gedney of London Draper by the hands of Richard Alred Esquire Receiver General of the aforesaid Duchy by the assignment of Roger Tenys Knight Treasurer of the Kings Household without Indenture upon the ending of this account
And to the same Receiver by the hands of John Buttyller son of William Buttyller and William Buttour Farmers of Caldecote without bill tally or Indenture upon the ending of this account
And to the same Receiver in part payment of the Issues of the Office of this Accountant for this year without bill or tally upon the ending of this account 3 .. 0
And to the same Receiver for the aforesaid Issues by the proper hands of this Accountant by tally remaining with him wherewith the said Receiver is charged at London in the Month of February in the said 23rd year by charge of the Auditor 6 .. 17 .. 3
   
  William Buttiller the Kings Receiver there answers for this sum in his account
 
Sum 84 .. 17 .. 11 Whereof for Arrears 45 .. 17 .. 2
 
Issues 39 .. 0 .. 9
   
 
Sum allowed and paid 97 .. 6 .. 8 And so he goes quit
   
 
Whereof upon this Accountant clear 6 .. 17 .. 3

 

Ministers Accounts for Kidwelly Lordship (copy) 1444-5
Cawdor (Vaughan) vol 6 p1130,21/586
Carmarthenshire Archives Services, County Records Office, Carmarthen Ref. 21/586

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