Held at:

Ewyas Lacy Study Group

Reference:

ELSG

Source:

Transcription: Survey of the manor of Ewyas Lacy for Lord Abergavenny

Title:

Land tenure in Michaelchurch Escley: Lord Abergavenny’s land

Place name:

Michaelchurch Escley

Date:

1701

Description:

Private research aimed at identifying land holdings in Michaelchurch Escley described in a survey of the manor of Ewyas Lacy carried out for Lord Abergavenny. [Click here for full Survey transcription]

 

Land tenure in Michaelchurch Escley: Lord Abergavenny, 1701

 

Name of owner/ tenant

Welsh

Acres[*]

English

Acres

Rent

p.a.

Notes

Leaseholders:

 

 

 

 

Phillip David

47

 

3s 6d

9 acres arable, 38 acres meadow

John Watkin

13 ½

 

3s4½d

 

Total Leasehold

60 ½

 

 

 

Copyholders:

 

 

 

 

Wm Harry

15

 

3s 9d

 

Thomas Gundy

[?34]

 

8s 7d

House

Thomas Gundy

[?11]

 

2s 9d

Includes a ‘poore house’

Thomas Powell

1

 

2 ½d

House and barn

Thomas Beavan

8

 

2s 0d

 

John Watkin

15 ½

 

3s 10½d 

House, outhouse & garden

John Watkin

6

 

1s 6d

 

John Watkin

3

 

9d

 

William John Harry

12

 

?

 

Eliz Jennings

1

 

1 ½d

 

Elizh. Roger

[18]

 

4s 6d

House, barn & garden; may be Ty Caradog

Ann Lewis [John Price]

[?5]

 

1s 3 ½d

Messuage & barn

Edward Perkins

[10 ½]

 

2s 7 ½d

House ‘lately built’

Edward Perkins

[?12½]

 

?

 

Humphrey Thomas

19 ½

 

4s 9d

‘Tyled house’ & barn

Humphrey Thomas

9

 

2s 3d

House or tenement

Humphrey Thomas

6

 

1s 4d

 

Humphrey Thomas

6

 

1s 6d

 

Thomas Delahay

16

 

4s 0d

House and customary land

Sir John Morgan

[?18]

 

4s 7d

 

?Wm Ffreeman

[?24½]

 

6s 1½d

 

John Parry

[22]

 

5s 6d

 

Walter Delahay

[7]

 

1s 8d

 

Total Copyhold

280 ½

 

 

 

Freeholders

 

 

 

 

John Parry

[35]

 

2s 11d

Messuage

James Rowland [?Humphrey Thomas]

[4]

 

4d

Messuage

Humphrey Thomas

[1]

 

1d

Called Hergest

James Price

[6]

 

6d

Messuage

Thomas Abraham

[2]

 

2d

 

William Harry

[1 ½]

 

1 ½d

 

James Probert

[22]

 

1s 10d

Messuage

Thomas Church

[2]

 

2d

 

John Price

[28]

 

2s 4d

Messuage

Joseph Exon [?Exton]

[9]

 

9d

Messuage

Mary Beavan

[13 ½]

 

1s 1 ½d

 

Thomas Rowland

[11]

 

11d

 

William James

[50]

 

4s 2d

Messuage

William James

[11 ½]

 

11 ½ d

Messuage called Lloyn Rosser

Walter Delahay, Gent.

[20]

 

1s 8d

 

Walter Delahay

[38]

 

3s 8d

Messuage

James Nicholl

[22 ½]

 

1s 10½d

Messuage

Thomas David

[21]

 

1s 9d

Messuage

James Probert

[13]

 

1s 1d

Messuage

David Price

[4 ½]

 

4 ½d

Messuage

Wm Prichard

[4]

 

4d

Messuage

Mary Beavan/ Thomas Morgan

[11]

 

11d

Rees David’s lands

John Parry

[1 ½]

 

1 ½d

 

Total Freehold

352

 

 

 

Total Tenanted land

693

[2772]

 

 

 

Observations:

Acreages of land holdings are only occasionally quoted in this survey. For the purpose of comparison to other early surveys estimated Welsh acreages are shown in square brackets based on the assumption that the rents due per acre are the same those quoted in the Survey of 1566 for the Earl of Leicester; that is, 1d per Welsh acre for free [freehold] land, and 3d per Welsh acre for copyhold and customary land, with one Welsh acre equal to four statute acres. This seems to hold good for most cases above where actual acreages are given, but not for all, so that the estimated figures must be used with caution.



 


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