Original document [translation]
Transcript of a Survey of the Manor of Cwmyoy. Llanthony and Oldcastle. [extracts]
Cwmyoy, Llanthony, Oldcastle
Survey of the Manor of Cwmyoy. Llanthony and Oldcastle. The precentment of the Jurie concerning the meeres and bounds of the Lordshipp of Cwmyoy 
Transcription by Arthur Price, reproduced with his kind permission.
Beginning at the River of Hothany beneath the house of one John David Price, the said Jury doe present that the meeres betweene the Lordship of Cwmyoy and other lands lying in the Countie of Hereford that is to say from the River of Hotheny up along a spring of water called Hentheew and from thence betweene the copyhold lands late of William John David Prosser, now being the lands of one Watkin John David Prees, and the freehold lands of the said Watkin John David Prees to a lane or highway a little above the house of the said John David Prees. And there hence to a spring of water commonly called and known by the name Nant y Menyn, and from Nant y Menyn to a great white stone, and from the same white great stone hence to a stone pitched sidelong on a crossway hard by a quarry of stone there commonly called or known on the mountayne and from the sidelong stone thence throughe the middle of the said quarry to another stone pitched for a meer upon the topp of the said mountaine to a hillock of stones hard by a little thatched house according to the fall of the water. And from the same hillock of stones to a great broad white stone in the side of the mountain above the house of one Rice William John directly to a great holly bush and gate at the ende of a lane hard by the house of the said Rice William John. And from hence sidelong the lands of Thomas Phe Nicholl and there hence the mere [?] by the lands now of John Delahaie Esquire, being late lands of Thomas ap Thomas Winston gent to the River Monowe. And further they present and say that part of the mansion or dwelling house late of William Cecill Esquire now in the possession of Paule Delahaie Esquire. That is to say that part leading from [the outer?] gate unto the east side of the east part. That is to say part of the gatehouse and of the [plouns?] adjioyning to the kitchin, and [two words] of the kitchen and one parcel called the Clappers abutting upon nowe of peare trees, and other trees of the one side and the River called Monowe on the other side, and three parcells of meadowe containing sixteen acres [?] betweene the Lordshipp of Ewyas Lacie and certaine lande of the Lord of Abergavenny of the one side, and the River of Monowe on the other side. And the lande of the said Lord of Abergavenny on the one head , and meeres there lately put by a [sworn?] jurie. That is to say oake and an hasell tree. And the lands of the said Lord of Abergavenny on the other head are the meeres and bounds and within the said Lordship of Llanthony. And like wise they present that Robert Hopton Esquire holdeth divers parcells of lande customary, continues in the tenure of Henry Griffith called Plockony other wise Tire glan Doore lying in Oldcastle in the jurisdicon of the Lordship of Cwmyoy where of the first close is called Ynis y [Gove?]. The second is called by the name of Plockyn glaes, The third parcel is called Plockyn yr haith. The fourth parcel is called Plock yn Lloyd. The fifthe parcell is called Price y Therwen. And the sixth parcel is called by the name of Plockyn ycha.
And moreover they say and present that from the River of Monowe the meer goeth directly along a hedge being inclosed upon a parcel of land now in the tenure of John Powell being customary hold to a little spring of water that runneth and meereth betweene Hereford and Monmouthshire betweene the lands late of one Thomas James Powell and part of the demeanes of Ouldcastle, and contayne copyhold in the hande of John Powell and John Nicholas to the common or mountaine of Hatterall. And thence [?] a mownde or ditch is commonoly known for a mere or bounde betweene the confines of both Shires to the top of the mountaine above the lands of the said Thomas James directly. And so along the edge on top of the mountayne above [Pie?] Corwe by the fall of the water. And from above [Pie?] Corwe by the fall of the water along the top of the mountaine to a place calle Keven [Ka Negge?] bordering to Birton [third?] And from keven Ka Nagg directly downeward to a spring of water running from the mountayne called by the name of Nant y Ffine. And along the said spring of water called Nany y Ffyne by the lands late of David Morgan sold to Miles Parry Esq directly to the river of Hotheny. And on the other side of the river next to the mountaine of Groyndy to a spring of water there [?] knowen by the name of Nante y ffine wch said spring meereth in that place betweene the confines of Monmouthshire and Breconshire up to a meadow in the occupacon of Howell ap Evan Jankin. And so straight up to the mountaine of Groyney the mere goeth directly neer unto a place called the Van vache and so along the said mountayne directly by the fall of the water to a place called the Van Vaune. And there hence to a place called the crosse Vayne. And from the cross Vayne directly by the fall of the water to the top of the mountayne above Pen Kue Goy and so along the mountayne along the fall of the water to a cross stone there put for a mere. And from thence to a stone wall being upon the lande of Watkin Powell Thomas. And so the meer goeth along a quickset hedge. And from the hedge from meer to meer directly to a heape of stones by the fall of the water and there hence directly to a stone put in the middle of the mountaine called the Gare. And so along the edge or top of the mountayne by the fall of the water And from there hence the said River of Hotheny is the mere about Oldcastle grounds unto a parcel or close of grounde known or commonly called Ynis Agowedd being the Freehold lands of one Rice William John. And the hedge and quicksets growing in the same is the meer that leadeth along the River Hotheny. And from the River Hotheny is the mere againe for a little quantitie to the lands late of Thomas Winston gent sold to John Delahaie Esquire. That is to say a hedge between the lands late of Thomas Winston and a higher part of the [boundary?] of Oldcastle to the lane that leadeth from Oldcastle towards Longtowne…
Rees William John holds from the Lord of the Forest at will for a rent of twelve pence. On the eigth day of April in the thirty fifth year  of Queen Elizabeth their came Watkin ap William and took from the Lord one parcel of Forest waste called Tarren Chyall in length between the way leading from Trewyn to Olchon at one end and in width between a place called Cloyd Clyth on one side and the land of the aforesaid Watkin on the other side to hold to him and three assigns rent of 12d, herriot of best beast etc.
The aforesaid Watkin assigned the premises to John Prees to hold to him and two assigns.
William John Thomas on the 17th day of March in the sixteenth year  of the reign of Queen Elizabeth took from the Lord one messuage and certain arable lands, meadow, feedings and pasture together with one parcel called Plock y Garrag facing the messuage, being in length the hill called Hatherall at the one end, the river called Mandrow [Monnow] at the other end, and in width between the land of Watkin Winston [Trewyn Manor] on one side and the torrent called Nant Fork to hold to him his assigns for rent of10/-, suite of court and a herriot of his best animal. The aforesaid William assigned the premises with appurtances to Rices William John the tenant.
[In a later hand is written] The aforesaid Rees William John died and assigned the aforesaid premises to a certain John Price William his eldest son to hold to him and his assign at Court Baron held on the twelve of July in the second year  of the reign of King Charles and the aforesaid John made fealty to the Lord and is admitted tenant.
Redcastle. 1624. 8/10.
Richus [Rees] John William on the seventh day of April in the twenty second year  of the reign of Queen Elizabeth came and took from the Lord various closes of arable land, pasture of which one is called Ynis Pen y Bont, containing nine acres of land and another close called Crow yr Eglewis containing one and a half acres which aforesaid close Ynis Pen y Bont lies in length between the River called Hothney and the torrent called Henthowre and the other close called Crow yr Rglewis lies in length between the land of John Price John Lloyd at one end and the torrent called Nant y Wrach at the other end and in width between the land lately held by Jenkin Philip Morgan as one side and the aforesaid Nant y Wrach on the other side, to hold to him and to three assigns for rent 12/- and the usual feasts, herriot of a best beast etc.
[added later] The aforesaid Reese assigned the premises to John Parry John Ychan the tenant. [added later still] John Parry John Ychan died and assigned the premises with appurtances to James Parry which James Parry surrendered the copy and the premises into the hands of the Lord as is presented by the homage of the Manor.
[added in English] James Parry the s/o James Parry aforesaid hath a new copy on this.
Oldcastle 1675. p6/ entry 7.
Watkin ap Glyn on the twenty eight day of April in the thirtyfifth year  of Queen Elizabeth took from the Lord one parcel of land of Forest waste called Tarren Clyth lying in length between the way leading from Trewyn to Olchon at one end and the peak [or top] of Hatterall Hill at the other end and in width between the place called Cowed y Cylthe on one side and the land lately aquired from the Lord of the Forest by the Lord of the Forest on the other side and to hold to him and three assigns rendering 12d a year and as a herriot when it arises the best animal.
The said Watkin ap Glyn assigned to John Price the Elder and John Price the Elder assigned it to Arnold Price and one assign.
Oldcastle. 1675. p5/7 (pages 31,32)
William John Thomas on the seventh day of March in the sixteenth year  took from the Lord one messuage certain arable lands, feedings and pasture together with a parcel of meadow called Plock y Gareid facing the messuage lying in width between the hill called [torn and illege] Hill at one end and the River called Monwey at the other end and in breadth between the land of Watkin Winston Gent on the one side and a certain torrent called Nant Jacke on the other side to hold to him and three assigns rendering 10/- and a herriot of best animal.
John Price is admitted tenant to himself alone.
The Oldcastle branch of the Price family acquired extensive property and interests in many of the parishes of Ewyas Lacy, and further references can be found here .