Gloucestershire Notes and Queries, Vol. 9 number 81, January-March 1902 p.4 0

Records of Cold Ashton, 1309-1504

The parish of Cold Ashton, which lies in the South of Gloucestershire, forms for about three miles the boundary of Somerset, on which account frequent confusion has arise between it and Cold Aston in the latter county. The Court Rolls which Mr. Bush, in successive issues of G.N.&Q., will contribute, shew . that the Halmote was always held at Hamswell, one of the three manor houses in the parish, and apparently occupied by the steward who looked after the estate for the Priors of Bath, to whom the parish had been granted by Athelstan in 931. About twenty-five years later King Edwy restored it to them, after an unjust seizure, when it continued thus to be held until the dissolution of Monasteries by Henry VIII, who granted the estates with the advowson of the Church to Sir Walter Denys, Knt., for the sum of £760 11s. 7d. In 1564 William Pepwall, merchant of Bristol, purchased it of Sir Walter, but his grandson, John Pepwall sold Hamswell, in 1622, to William Whittington, whose ancestor, Robert Whittington, leased the property in 1646, and that family occupied it from that time until about 1850, in whose possession indeed it still remains. Another manor was Tatwick, in the, parish of Swaniswick, Somerset, A conveyance of the year 1345 speaks of " a moiety of the manor of, Tatwyck held by Simon Torney," which moiety is today called Torners' Court. The name of Thurnay appears in a subsidy of 1327, and there are further references between that date and 1467. The manor, with that of Cold Ashton, was sold by John Pepwall in 1629 to John Gunning, a Bristol merchant, whose father, Thomas, lived here. The name first appears in a Court Roll of 1437, and occurs in many parish documents as Gomwyn, Gumwyn, or Govin. The Manor House, which is at the N.E. boundary of the parish, has on its entrance gateway the 'Gunning arms, (three cannons barways per pale argent); granted in 1662 to John, son of John above named. On the death of Sir Robert Gunning, in 1679, his sister' Elizabeth, inherited this manor, but on her marriage to Thomas Langton, it passed into that family, and is now held by Earl Temple.

Footnote: One or two corrections should be made to the account given above :- Cold Aston is in the North of Gloucestershire. 1646 should be 1546. A moiety of the Manor of Tatwick with the house (now called Turner's Court) is in this parish, the other moiety is in the parish of Swainswick. Thurnay should be Turnay; Gumwin, Gunwin; and Govin, Gonin.- Contributed by Thos. S. Bush
Translated to the screen by Kevin Brewer.

1. Court Rolls, Portf. 198, No. 27 [23 April, 1309].

HAMESWELL.-Halmote held there on Wednesday next after the feast of St. Alphege, in the 3rd year of the reign of King Edward II.
The whole vill gives to the lord for the ancient gift and custom: 6s. 8d.
For works of the vineyard: xijd.

YOUTHS:
William, son of Richard vjd.
Walter Flemyng, with the lord.
Walter Cape vjd.
William Corsclad, with the lord. 
John atte Node, with the lord.
William Flemyng, with the lord.
Roger Moryz  vjd.
Thomas, son of Henry jdv.
Thomas Pope iijd.
Thomas Tyldelegh vjd.
Nicholas Tyldelegh vjd.
Thomas de Molendino vjd.
Roger Tildelegh, with the lord
John Partrihc vjd.
Nichas atte Hyde, with his father. 
Richard Partrihc iiijd.
Richard Corsclad, with his father.
Walter Le Hert, with his father.
William Young, (Juvenis)  iiijd.
Richard Le Litele, with the lord.
Richard Flemyng, with the lord.
John atte Borezete, with his father.
Richard Le Zonge, with the lord.
Nicholas Cru vjd.
Thomas Le Hert vjd.
William Partrihc vjd.
Thomas Flemyng, with the lord.
William Clarice iijd.
John Le Hert vjd.
Robert, son of Cristina vjd.
Thomas Young (Juvenis), with his father
John de Molendino vjd.
Thomas Peynteue vjd.
William de Molendino  iijd.
Henry Ken vjd.
Thomas atte Hyde iijd.
John Spyrynge, with the lord.
William Upehul, with his father.
Richard Ken * *
John atte Hyde  iijd.


SWORN.-Thomas Corsclad, with his father.
DEFAULT.-The vill comes and says that Nicholas Dame Clarice, Adam de Molendino, Nicholas Le Hert, are sick, William Gibbes is absent, William Atter Y is absent and made several defaults. They also say that he has a certain brother, viz., Roger le Frie, of Nortstoke. Therefore let the said Roger be distrained to cause the said William to come to answer for many defaults.
Also it says that Walter Cape a bondtenant of the lord fled. Therefore let him be attached by his body when he is found upon the fee of the lord.
Also it says that William Cape and Thomas Cullehar the lord's bondtenants fled, Roger Le Bond and Richard Le Bond the lord's bondtenants fled &c.
Ralph de Southwod received a tenant of the lord of Langrigge and it is according to his will to inhabit there and to demise the tenement of the lord the prior. Therefore it is ordered to take the tenement of the said Ralph into the hands of the lord until &c.

2. Court Rolls, Portf. 198, No.29 [26 April, 1378.]

HAMMESWYLLE.-Halmote held there on Tuesday viz. the 26th day of the month of April in the first year of the reign of King Richard II.
The whole homage present for certain 6s. 8d.
For works of the vineyard 12d.
John Gorslade. Fled.
John atte Hyde, 6d. But he fled. He lives at Bromham and has the issues.
Robert Shobble, 6d. Fled.
Henry Flemyng. He has lands at Northstoke.
Roger, son of William Shobble. With the lord.
John Terry has John (6d.) and Isabella (of two years).
John Sely, son of Richard Sely. It is doubtful whether he is bailed or not. He lives at Palton.
The homage present that John Hyde (2d.) Robert Shobbele (2d.) and Richard Sely (it is doubtful whether he is a bondtenant or not) bondtenants of the lord fled, making default. Therefore the whole homage (2s.) remains in mercy because they have them not [here]. And nevertheless it is ordered [to have them here] against the next Court under pain of 20s.

MERCY 2d.-Robert Gorslade in mercy because he did not prosecute against Thomas Symond in a plea of trespass. Also they present that Robert atte Mulle who held one messuage, one half virgate of land with the mill closed his last day and there fell to the lord for a heriot 10s. And John Coluerwell alias Mulle claims the estate in the said tenement for a fine of 2 marks made eight years ago. Therefore let the rolls be searched.
As heretofore Edith Tayllour, Felicia Mordeford and Agnes Tyldelegh as yet are widows Therefore it is ordered that they cause themselves to be married.
The bakery of John Terry, of Coldayston is repaired. Therefore let the proceedings cease.

TATEWYKE.-Thomas Haukynes for the whole homage presents that Richard Ythewold (sick) a tenant of the lord makes default. Therefore he is in mercy.
Also he presents that the tenement formerly of Roger Tyldelegh which Robert Tyldelegh (sic) is not as yet repaired. Therefore he is in mercy. Nevertheless it is ordered that the said tenement be repaired before the next Court under pain of half a mark. And he owes 40d. for a fine. And the said tenement is held as undivided of John Turnay.
As heretofore it is ordered to William Poale who holds jointly as undivided that he cause a certain Poundfald at Kecches in the county of Somerset to be repaired &C. under pain of 40d.

HAMESWELL.-Walter Ernebourgh took one tenement which John Clerk surrendered into the hands of the lord. To hold in villeinage. Paying therefor 6s. annually &c.

3. Court Rolls, Portf. 198, No.29. [28 September, 1378.]
HAMESWELL.-Halmote of the tourn of Michterm held there on Monday, viz., 28th Sept., 2 Richard ii.
John Wilcockes makes default therefore he is in mercy. Also John atte Hyde (ijd.) Robert Shobbe (ijd.) Richard Sely (it is doubted), therefore they are in mercy.
John Terry who held one messuage and 5 acres of land closed his last day. Whereupon there fell to the lord for a heriot one cow, after calving of the worth of 10s. And thereupon Matilda who was the wife of the aforesaid John claimed the said tenement. To hold according to the custom of the manor. And for this she finds security viz. the whole homage. And she shall not marry without the licence of the lord. And she did fealty.
Agnes Tildele, Edith Taillour, Matilda Terry, Felicia Mordeford are widows. Therefore it is ordered that they cause themselves to be married before the next Court under pain of half a mark.

TATEWYKE.-William Poul for the whole homage. Walter atte Node.

ELECTION OF REEVES Thomas Southwode, Henry Shobbe Richard Hert.

4. Court Rolls, Portf. 198. No.30 [2 October, 1386].
HAMESWELL.-Halmote of Mich. term, 2 Oct., 10 Ric. ii.
As yet it is ordered to attach Edward Mede to answer to the lord of a trespass wherefore he cut down two ashes in Rokewode and took them away without the lord's licence &c. (He puts himself by the pledge of William Webbe).
As yet it is ordered to distrain John Paket to answer to the lord of a trespass wherefore he cut down one ash &c.
John Baker by the pledge of John Tildely in mercy because he did not prosecute against Thomas Northern in a plea of debt.
John (2d.) son of John Tarry, Isabella (2d.) his sister, Richard (2d.) son of Richard Sely, bondtenants, made default. Therefore in mercy.

5. Court Rolls, Bundle 198, No.31 [28 April, 1392].
HAMESWYLL. - Halmote of the tourn of the term of Hockday held there 28 April, 5 Ric. ii.

PRESENTMENTS - Margaret Erneburgh who held of the lord one messuage and one fardel of land in villeinage according to the custom of the manor forfeited them &c.
John Tarry has John (29) Isabella (15)
John son of Richard Sely lives at Palton.

TATWYK.-To this court came Agnes who was the wife of John Tyldeleigh and rendered into the hands of the lord one messuage and half a virgate of land of the ancient hearth to the use of Geoffrey Robyns. And thereupon came the aforesaid Geoffrey and gives to the lord for a fine 5 marks for having entry &c.
The farm-bailiff is in mercy because he did not destrain John Tornay (let him destrain Thomas son and heir of John Tornay) to answer wherefore he appropriated to himself 2 acres of land of the lord's demesne at "Ia Brererige "and One acre of land at the head of "Brererugge" &c.
John Tornay in mercy because he withdrew from the law against the court and the bailiffs &c.

6. Court Rolls, Bundle 198, No. 32.
HAMESWELL.-Halmote of the tourn of Hockday held there on the 6th day of the month of April in the I9th year of the reign of King Richard ii. [AD 1396.]
The whole homage say that Thomas Shephurd holds one acre of land next Westmour and they say that he has no estate it the said acre. And the said Thomas showed no estate; Therefore it is ordered to take it into the hands of the lord until &c.
And that Henry Shobleye in the same manner holds one acre of land next Colecroft and shows no estate &c. .Also they present that John, son of John Terry (3d.), Isabella his sister (3d.), Richard, son of Richard Sely (3d.) and John Shephurd the lord's bondtenants by blood made default. Therefore they are in mercy, etc. John Cotes gives to the lord for a fine 30s. to have the reversion of one messuage and 5 acres of land of ancient hearth &c. which William Pety now holds when it shall happen after the death of the aforesaid John Pety. To have and to hold &c. in villeinage according to the custom of the manor &c.
John Bountelow gives to the lord for a hoe 20s. which he paid in hand for having entry into one messuage 5 acres of land of the ancient hearth and two cottages &c. which John Shephurd held, arid to take to wife Joan who was the wife of the aforesaid John. To have and to hold &c. in villeinage according to the custom of the manor &c.

TATEWYK-.Robert atte Mulle makes default therefore he is in mercy.
Henry Freeman in mercy for his defaults and trespasses made on the lord.

HAMESWILL.-Halmote of the Hockday tourn held 5 May 20 Richard ii. [A.D. 1397.]
The homage come and present that Thomas Southwode (3d.) made default. Therefore in mercy.
To this court comes John Cotes and renders into the hands of the lord the reversion of one messuage and 5 acres of land of ancient hearth and 4 acres of land of Ove4ond to the use of William Flemyng, which he lately purchased of the lord when it shall happen after the death of William Pety &c.
To this court comes Thomas, son of Robert Wilteshire and gives to the lord for a fine 6s. 8d. for having entry into the messuage and 5 acres of land of ancient hearth which Richard atte Mede lately held. To hold as ancient hearth in villeinage according to the custom of the manor &c.

7. Court Rolls, Portf. 198, No. 33.
HAMESWELL.-Halmote held there 24 Sept. 1 Hen. vi. [A.D. 1422.]
John atte Mulle made default, therefore he is in mercy. 18d. from arable land sold to Richard atte Mulle this year.

8. Court Rolls, Portf. 198, No. 34.
HAMESWELL.- Halmote of Michaelmas term held there 29 Sept. 3 Henry vi. [AD. 1434.]
The homage come and present 6s. 8d. for certain.
Walter Shobley comes and gives for a fine half a mark-for having entry into a parcel of land *** at Munkewode &c.

TATEWYKE.-The homage present 6d. for pasture at Munkewode &c.

HAMESWELL.-Halmote of the term of Hokkeday held there 8 April 15 Henry vi. [A.D. 1437.]
The homage present that John Hardynge who held of the lord one messuage and half a virgate of land with the appurtenances closed his last day. Whereupon there fell to the lord for a heriot one ox of the worth of 13s. 4d. and that Agnes his relict claims to hold them according to the custom of the manor. And it is ordered to distrain her to do fealty to the lord &c.
As yet John Brokeman has a day before the next Feast of St. Michael which shall be in the year 1438 by his own consent to build anew one new hall with a chamber upon his tenement under pain of 40s. by the pledge of Thomas Gonewyn &c.
Thomas Wilteshyre has a day to repair his tenement under pain of 6s. 8d.

TATEWYKE.- The homage present that William Shephurd of Swaynyswyke makes default. Therefore he is in mercy.

9. Court Rolls, Bundle 198, No. 35.
HAMESWELL.-Halmote of Hokkday term held there on Friday next before the Feast of St. George 16 Henry vi [April A.D. 1438.]
The homage present that Thomas Holbroke who held of the lord one messuage and half a virgate of ]and with the appurtenances closed his last day. Whereupon there fell to the lord for a heriot one cow of the worth of 10s. And thereupon came Agnes relict of the same and claims to hold the said messuage and land &c.
To this court comes William Hardynge and gives to the lord for a fine 46s. 8d. for having the reversion in one messuage and half a virgate of land with their appurtenances which Agnes Fylton now holds. To hold the to the same William for the term of his life &c. after the death. surrender or forfeiture of the said Agnes &c.
Thomas Flemyng as yet has a day to repair the tenement.

TATEWYKE. The homage present that Isabella late the relict of William Shephurd who held of the lord the half part of a tenement and divers parcels of land in Tatewyke according to the custom of the manor &c. married William Grys the lord's bondtenant by blood &c. And it is ordered to the bailiff to seize the said half part &c. into the hands of the lord because it is forfeited &C

10. Court Rolls, Bundle 198, No. 36.
HAMYSWELL.-Halmote of Hokeday term held there 22 April 24 Henry vi. [A.D. 1446]
The homage present that Thomas Flymmynge and Thomas Hire have ruinous tenements.
To this court comes Adam Pantere and give to the lord for a fine 40s. for having the reversion in one messuage and half a virgate of land &c. which John Hert now holds.

HAMYSWELL.-Halmote of Hokeday term held there 18 April 25 Henry vi. [A.D. 1447]
The homage there come fully and give to the lord for certain at this day 6s. 8d. And for the works of the vineyard at this day 11d.
Also they present that John Hert who held of the lord one messuage and half a virgate of land with their appurtenances and one toft and one fardel of land with their appurtenances closed his last day. Whereupon there fell to the lord for a heriot one ox of the worth of 26s. 8d. Whereupon comes Margery relict of the same and claims to hold them &c.
To this court comes John Waryn and gives to the lord hr a fine 16 marks as well for having the reversion In one messuage and one virgate of land and in one messuage and half a virgate of land and in one toft and one fardel of land with all the lands called Ouyrlond or Cordlond with all their appurtenances which John Gorslade now holds in Hamyswell and Coldaisshton as for his heriots due for his messuages in Forde and Warley to be discharged at his decease or surrender. To have and to hold all the abovesaid messuages &c. to the aforesaid John Waryn for the term of his life according to the custom of the manor immediately after the death &c. of the said John Gorslade &c.

HAMYSWELL.- Halmote of Michaelmas term held there 26 Sept. 26 Henry vi. [A.D. 1447]
The homage there come fully &c. and present that John Gorslade who held of the lord one messuage and one virgate of land and one messuage and half a virgate of land and one toft and one fardel of land with their appurtenances closed his last day &c. And hereupon comes Agnes relict of the same John and claims to hold according to the custom of the manor whilst sole and chaste &c.
Also they present that William Rynge who held of the lord one messuage and one fardel of land with their .appurtenances closed his last day &c. And hereupon comes Marion relict of the same and claims to hold them &c. And she finds pledges for rent and repairing viz. Thomas Gonewyn and Robert Tyly. And she is admitted to tenant thereof. And she did fealty.
Also they present that Edith Shubley who held of the lord one messuage and one virgate of land closed her last day. And hereupon comes Walter Shubley and claims to hold the same messuage and land by copy &c. And so he is admitted tenant. Anil he did fealty.
Rober Tyly took from the lord one parcel of land lying in the west side of Westfield containing 2 acres, and one parcel of pasture, called Shawesplot, containing one acre. To hold for his life.
(Enrolment of a deed between John Waryn and Agnes late wife of John Gorslade dated 7 July 25 Henry vi.

11. Court Rolls, Portf. 198, No. 37.
HAMYWILL - Hamlmoste of Hokkeday term held there 27 March, 28 Henry vi. [AD 1450.]
The homage present that Thomas Poule who held of the lord one toft and half virgate of land with their appurtenances closed his last day &c And hereupon comes Joan relict of John Hoore and claims to hold them by copy. And she is admitted tenant. So that she shall pay annually and acquit Robert Tyly her pledge towards Agnes relict of the said Thomas Poule during her Iife of 10s. And she did fealty to the lord.
It is ordered to the whole homage to make view of a certain water course between Thomas Gonewyn and Thomas Wylteshyre at Bryggelond whether it is turned out of its right course by the said Thomas Wylteshyre or not &c.

HAMYSWELL.-Halmote held there 15 April 29 Henry vi. [A.D. 1451]
As yet William Hardyng, William Ryng and Marion Ryng, William Carpenter, John Waryn, Margery Hert. and Robert Flemynge have a day to repair their tenements.

HAMYSWELL.-Halmote held there 16 Sept. 30 Henry vi. [A.D. 1451.]
The homage present that Agnes Powle who held of the lord one toft and half a virgate of land closed her last day &c. And hereupon comes John Wilteshyre and claims to hold the said toft &c. by copy which he shows in the court. And he is admitted tenant. And he did fealty.
As yet it is ordered to the bailiff to distrain the tenant of the lands and tenements late of William Tourney in Tatewyke to do homage and fealty to the lord and to do suit at the Court Baron at the hall of the lord the prior of Bath &c.

12. Court Rolls, Portf. 198, No. 38.
HAMMESWELL.-Halmote held there 19 Sept. 1 Henry vii. [A.D. 1485.]
The homage there come by John Warreyne, sworn and present that the abbot of Keynesham (6d.) and John at Mulle (3d.) free tenants make default of court at this day. Therefore they are in mercy. And that John Bretayne (3d.) a customary tenant makes default of court therefore he remains in mercy.

HAMESWELL.-Halmote held there 14 March, 1 Henry vii. [A.D. 1485-6.]
To this court comes Walter Noble and gives to the lord for a fine 40s. for having entry and estate of one messuage and half a virgate of land with the appurtenances formerly of Edith Edwolde who surrendered and relinquished them into the hands of the lord &c. To have and to hold to the same Walter for the term of his life &c.

HAMMESWELL.- Halmote held there 18 Sept. 2 Henry vii. [A.D. 1486.]
The homage there being sworn come by William Osbourne and present that John Beste (3d.) and John Breteyne (3d.) customary tenants make default of court at this day, therefore they remain in mercy. And that Edith Shoble, widow, came in the court and surrendered into the hands of the lord one messuage and half a virgate of land with the appurtenances which she held of the lord there by the custom of the manor. Whereupon there fell to the lord for a heriot one cow of the worth of 10s. Whereupon comes Walter Noble and claims to hold the said messuage and half virgate of land &c. To hold to him for the term of his life according to the custom of the manor. And thereupon he shows the copy in the court. And he is admitted tenant and he did fealtv to the lord.

HAMMESWELL..- Halmote held there 2 April 2 Henry vii. [A.D. 1487.]
The homage present that John Breteyne who held of the lord one toft and one fardel of land with the appurtenances closed his last day since the last court, after whose death there fell to the lord for a heriot
Whereupon the moiety of the aforesaid toft and fardel of land, with the appurtenances, pertain to the lord of the manor of Tourneyes. To whom (sic) it is ordered to the bailiff to seize for the heriot against the next court. Whereupon comes John Foxe and gives for a fine in hand paid for having entry and estate of and in the aforesaid moiety of the toft and fardel of land &c. To hold to him for his life according to the custom of the manor. Paying therefor to the lord by the year all charges, rents and services thereof formerly due and accustomed. And he is admitted tenant and he did fealty to the lord.
William Gunwyn (12d.), John Hardyng (12d.) &c. unjustly occupied ?les leyes" of their neighbours.

13. Court Rolls, Bundle 198, No. 39.
HAMESWELL.-Halmote held there 19 Sept. 7 Henry vii. [A.D. 1491.]
The homage there by William Tyly present &c. And that William Tyly and William Gunwyn unjustly dug sand upon the soil of John Davy at Hellane without licence, therefore they remain in mercv &c.

14. Court Rolls, Bundle 198, No.40.
HAMESWYLL.- Halmote of Michaelmas term held there on the 19th day of the month of September in the 12th year of the reign of King Henry vii. [A.D. 1496.] Thomas Brewer (6d.) Edward Godyshalf (6d.) Richard Fowler (6d.) William Waren (fid.) Walter Noble (6d.) have not yet repaired nor mended the defects of their ruinous tenements as they had in command in the last court preceding.
As yet it is ordered to all the tenants of the lord there that they make and close a certain fence between this lordship and the lordship of Exton &c. And John Tynte, of Bath, lord of Tatewyke by reason of his wife one of the daughters and heirs of William Hagnes in like manner shall make there eleven perches of wall.

HAMYSWELL. Halmote held there 18th March 14 Henry vii. [A.D. 1498-9.]
The homage present that John Best [had] his house ruinous &c.
And further it is presented by the homage aforesaid that John, abbot of Keynsham, who held of the lord the prior certain free lands and tenements in "Ia Beche? which are parcel of the manor of the aforesaid abbot, of Hanam, by the serjeanty of rendering to the aforesaid lord the prior for a relief 13s.4d; as for the price of half an ounce of gold, closed his last day since the last court. And therefore it is ordered to the bailiff to distrain the lord Philip now abbot there to satisfy the lord for the relief aforesaid.
15. Court Rolls, Portf. 198, No. 35.
HAMESWELL. Halmote of Michaelmas term held there on Thursday next before the feast of St. Michael 20 Henry vii. [26 Sept. A.D. 1504.]
To this court comes William Carpenter and gives to the lord for a fine 4 marks for the reversion of one messuage, one toft and two half virgates of land with their appurtenances which John Brakeman now holds To hold to the same William for the term of his life according to the custom of the manor &c.

TATWYKE. Halmote held there on Friday next after the Feast of St. George. 21 Henry vii. [24 April 1506]
The homage there come and present that Thomas Godyshalf has his tenement ruinous &c.

HAMYSWELL. The homage present that John Snaylham (3d.) makes default. Therefore in mercy.
Thomas Wilteshyre in mercy for Walter Edwold with his cattle.

16. Lay Subsidy.
1 Edw. 111. [1327-28.]
Stephen Gorslade xvj.d.
Walter Kyng xj.d.
Richard Partrich xj.d.
Richard Bitheweye vj.d.
Richard Colverwelle viij.d.
Adam atte Mulle vj. d.
Matilda Hors vj. d.
Eli de St. Albans ij. d.
Simon Turnay xviij.d.
John Coubrugg ix.d.
Thomas Flemyng x.d.
John atte Rugg xj.d.
Walter Palmar vj.d.
Total xj.s. v.d.

17. Lay Subsidy.
15 Edw. III., A.D. [1341-2.]

The church of Aisshtone is taxed in 17 marks. And WilIiam de Mohoun, Adam Brown, Roger de Fr (o] mpton, John Powel, John Aueray, John Holebroke, Nicholas de Frompton, William ate Snode, John Radeford, William Cole, William Powe, and John Taillur, the jurors. upon oath, say that the ninths of the sheaves, fleeces, and lambs of the parish of the same church were only worth 15 marks in the year aforesaid [14 Edw. III.] And so they are less than the tax, because the hay of the rectory, the heriots, oblations, and other small tithes were there worth in the same year 26s. 8d.

18. Lay Subsidy.
20 May, 29 Hen. VIII. [A.D. 1537.]
Margareta Tracye in bonis xl. Ii.
To the subsidy xx. s.

19. Lay Subsidy.
14 June, 38 Hen. VIII. [A.D. 1546.]
John Gonnyng in bonis xvj. Ii.
To the subsidy ij.s. viij.d 

Ministers' Accounts, 30-31.
Hen. VIII. [1539 -40.]

THE LATE MONASTERY OF BATH.-Account, etc., Mich. 30-31 Hen. VIII.
HAMESWELL, TATWYKE, AND COLDEASSHTON.-Account of Thomas Flewellyn, collector of the rents there for the time aforesaid.

ARREARS.-None because it is the first account.

FARM OF THE MANOR.-13l. 6s. 8d. of the farm of the manor of Hameswell with the houses, lands, arable, etc., together with the several pasture upon Launcedown, called " Otelandes," so demised to the said accountant, Isabella, his wife, and Thomas, their son, for the term of their lives and the longest liver of them by Indenture dated 12 Jan., 13 Hen. VIII. 66s. 8d.

RENTS OF ASSIZE. ? 32s. 6d. for the rent of two tenements in the tenure of Thomas Sheperde.
10s. - rent of a tenement and a mill in the tenure of John Osbron. [Then follow the names of the tenants]
 
William Brewer (?) 14s. 4d.
Edward Tyly, the younger 15s. 4d.
Edward Tyly the elder 15s. 4d.
Margery Frye 26s. 8d.
Isabella Tyly, widow 15s. 0d.
IsabeIla Warren 12s. 8d.
Thomas Gybberall 12s. 6d.
Robert Warne 18s. 10d.
Richard Longe 16s. 1d.
Thomas Woodward 3s. 4d.
John Cogan 9s. 1d.
John Westcote 18s. 2d.
John Bysshope 17s. 7d.
Anne Poyntynge, widow 11s. 6d.
Philip Powell 7s.
Edward Mulle 21s. 8d.
William Chilton 12s. 4d.
Thomas Medde 22s.
David Taylor 18d.
Richard Longe 20d.
Edward Tyly 20s.
?Hemslade,'' in the tenure of William Tyly 20s.
Thomas Tayllor 20d.
Thomas Bussey, for lands 10s. 6d.
Rents of 24 hens at 1d. a head
Common fine 13s. 0?d.
For works of the vineyard 12d.