File Wynnstay MS 86 [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Rentals and accounts.

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Rentals and accounts.


  • 1301-1593 (Creation)

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(a) 62 ff. : Paper ; 394 x 204 mm.; (b) 24 ff. : Vellum ; 375 x 270 mm.; (c) 6 ff. : Vellum ; 310 x 115 mm.; (d) 4 ff. : Paper ; 295 x 105 mm.; (e) 4 ff. : Paper ; 305 x 210 mm.; (f) 10 ff. : Paper ; 310 x 205 mm.; (g) 10 ff. : Paper ; 310 x 205 mm.; (h) Vellum roll; (i) Papers in a canvas pocket, 26 sheets, one vellum, and two fragments.

All bound together in full calf and lettered 'Old miscellaneous rentals. Vol. 1'.

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A composite volume (containing items (a)-(h) and (i) a-o) comprising:
(a) Accounts of the receipts and disbursements of the issues of North Wales by Simon Thelwall, 1553-1554 (see also Wynnstay MSS 92 and 93) (ff. 2-64);
(b) Rental of Richard, duke of York, of his lordship of Rhos, Rhufoniog and Ceinmeirch, for the year ending Michaelmas 1437. The following place-names are included: Commote of Ceinmeirch. Property in Segrwyd, Cefn Main, Garthennwch, Oakwood/Oakenwood, Prion, Cader, Brynbagl, Cerenyfed, Havod lom, Postyn, Sgeibion, Bachymbyd, Llewesog, Caeserwyd, 'Glyfferowe', Cilcedig, Kilford, manor of Kilford, and manor of Ystrad, all in p's Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch and Llanynys, co. Denb. Commote of Is Aled. Property in 'Alba Firma', 'Campus iuxta vivarium', Denbigh Fforensis, Graba, Lleweni, 'Newburgh', 'Poleflatte', Ystrad Cynon, Bodeiliog, Galltfaenan, Brynysgub, Gwenynog Wyntus, Gwenynog Canon, Nantglyn sanctorum, Nantglyn Canon, Erifiad, Taldrach, Twysog, Penporchell, Llechryd, Berain, Talybryn, Bodysgawen, Maes-y-cae, Dincadfel, Carwedfynydd, and Prys, in parishes Cerrigydrudion, Denbigh, Henllan, Llanefydd, Nantglyn, Pentrefoelas and Tir Ifan, co. Denb. Commote of Uwch Aled. Incomplete, but including property in Deunant, Grugor, Chwilbren, Pennantaled, Penglogor, and Petrual in p's Llansannan and Llanfair Talhaearn, co. Denb (ff. 66-89);
(c) Rental of the properties of Eubule Thelwall in the town of Ruthin and the lordship of Dyffryn Clwyd, 1495-1496 (ff. 92-96);
(d) Rental of the estate of Eubule Thelwall, 1491-1492, in the lordship of Dyffryn Clwyd (ff. 98-100);
(e) Rental of lands in the lordship of Denbigh, let to farm by Walter Blount, surveyor there, to diverse persons whose terms were to begin at Michaelmas 1538 (ff. 103-105);
(f) Rental of the demesne lands of Edward Thelwall, dated 25 March 1589, and a rental of tenements and houses in Ruthin, co. Denb., belonging to [Jane Thelwall, wife of Edward Thelwall] and Gabriel Goodman, her son, dated 22 Nov. 1593. Note. This document, while it agrees well with Dean Goodman's will, does not entirely substantiate the particulars given by J. E. Griffith in Pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire Families, pp. 204, 274. and Richard Newcome in A Memoir of Gabriel Goodman, Appendix S (ff. 108-112);
(g) Rental of the commote of Collion, including property in t's Dyfanner and Ysgeifiog in p. Derwen, p. Clocaenog, t's Maesmaencymro, Trefechan and Bryncaredig in p. Llanynys, t's Bodangharad and Cilgroeslwyd in p. Llanfwrog, p's Efenchtid and Gyffylliog, all in co. Denb., n.d. [?1551x1600];
(h) Account roll of William de Melton, chamberlain of Chester, from 7 Feb. 1300/1 (when the counties of Chester and Flint were granted to Prince Edward [II]) to Michaelmas 1301, including receipts and payments for Cheshire and co. Flint. Payments in Cheshire include those to Chester Abbey, the nuns and the Dominican friars of Chester, the Hospital of St John, the lepers at Boughton, Stanlow Abbey, Chester Castle, and a mark to William of Northampton for painting a picture of the murder of Thomas a Becket by the four Knights, for the smaller chapel near the great hall in Chester Castle. Places mentioned in the receipts for Cheshire include the city of Chester, the demesne manors of Macclesfield and Overton, the towns of Northwich and Middlewich, and lands in Handbridge. Receipts from the county of Flint include: revenues from the three commotes of Englefield (Coleshill, Prestatyn and Rhuddlan); the towns of Flint, Rhuddlan, Caerwys, Ewloe, Coleshill and Vaynol [in p. Bodelwyddan]; the inhabitants in the pass of Bach-y-Graig [p. Tremeirchion]; income from escheated lands in Englefield, the miners of Holywell, the mills of Trelanwyd and Picton [p. Llanasa]; the common pleas of the county court of Flint held before the justiciar of Chester; and the payment of 'ebediw', 'tolcester' and other payments, services, customs, etc. Payments in co. Flint include accounts of the expenses in making crossbows for the castles, and small works at Flint and Rhuddlan castles are also stated in detail. Endorsed: 'Compotus Camerarie Cestrie De Anno Primo' in a contemporary hand and 'Chamberlains Acct Chester' in a modern hand; commission of the new justiciar, dated 12 April 1301; appointment of Melton as a chamberlain, dated 17 April 1301; the auditors' commission; dated 1 May 1303; and acquaintance of Melton, dated 21 Aug. 1303. For notes on, and transcript of the account-roll, see the appendix to Cheshire in the Pipe Rolls, vol. 92 (1938) of the publications of the Record Society of Lancashire & Cheshire;
(i) Rentals: i(a) The rent of Eubule Thelwall for lands, burgages etc., in the town of Ruthin and the lordship of Dyffryn Clwyd, n.d. [?1450x1500]; i(b) The rent of Edward Thelwall in the town of Ruthin and the lordship of Dyffryn Clwyd, late of Symon Thelwall, his grandfather, and Eubule Thelwall, his father, as it appears in a rental made in 1475; i(c) Note of allowances in Eubele Thelwall's rental, n.d. [?1450x1500]; i(d) Eubule Thelwall's rental, n.d. [?1450x1500]; i(e) The chief rent of the burgage lands and tenements of Eubule Thelwall in Ruthin and Dyffryn Clwyd, 1493; i(f) Edward Thelwall's rental, 1541; i(g) Rental of the same, April 1561. Two copies. [Edward Thelwall's rental]; i(h) Rental of the same, 1562. [Edward Thelwall's rental]; i(i) Rental of the same, 1564. [Edward Thelwall's rental]; i(j) Rental of the same, 1565. [Edward Thelwall's rental]; i(k) Rental, [?1570], including tenants who pay the Queen's Rent; i(l) Two sheets (one incomplete) of rentals written by Simwnt Fychan, 1575-6, in the commotes of Colion, Dogfeiling, and Llannerch, and in Ruthin and Llanfwrog, co. Denb; i(m) A mutilated rental, date missing, [?1501x1600], but it seems to fall here; i(n) Eight sheets containing rentals of the Thelwall property from 1580 to 1585. Simwnt Fychan became a tenant in Ruthin in 1581, in place of one Harry Jones who held the tenement when Simwnt Fychan wrote the rentals of 1575-6; and i(o) Two fragments of a rental, [?1501x1600].

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Preferred citation: Wynnstay MS 86.


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Being the first in the general series of Wynnstay rentals, this volume should, logically, be numbered R1. However, since this rental has been known as Wynnstay MS 86 since the preparation of the schedule of Wynnstay MSS & Docs in 1940, long before the schedule of Wynnstay Rentals & Accounts was prepared in 1980, and the volume has been much used in the interim, it was deemed best not to alter this reference number. The notional reference Wynnstay R1 has, however, been reserved for this volume.

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  • Text: Wynnstay MS 86 [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.