|1785||Oct-21||William||Rosser||died possessed of a lease in Goytrey|
|1785||Oct-21||Daniel||Edwards||did not appear to serve on jury|
|1785||Oct-21||Thomas||Williams||did not appear to serve on jury|
|1785||Oct-21||John||Williams||did not appear to serve on jury|
|1786||May-10||none presented for Goytrey|
|1786||Oct-20||none presented for Goytrey|
|1787||May-18||Rachel||Codygan||Encroachment road from Borgom to penythosa hill|
|1787||May-18||Thomas||Jenkins||Encroachment from Llanviangell bridge to Pontypooll|
|1787||Oct-19||James||James||died seased of one tenement of Lord of Manor|
|1788||May-07||Richard||Watkin||died seased of a lease of the Lord of the Manor|
|1788||Oct-17||William||James||for not appearing at the court Leet to do their duty|
|1789||May-10||Damage||for cutting cord wood near Pany y Pooding by side of turnpike road parish of Goytre|
|1789||Oct-15||Alas||Watkins||died seased of a lease|
|1790||Apr-26||John||Rosser||died seased of a tenement of Lord of Manor|
|1790||Apr-26||William||Mathew||died seased of a tenement of Lord of Manor|
|1791||Oct-21||John||Moses||parish given in list of jurors|
|1792||May-04||Mary||Williams||died lease of Earl of Abergavenny|
|1793||Apr-26 Nothing entered for this date|
|1793||Oct-18||John||Steaven||died seased of leasehold land in Coytrey|
|1794||May-12||William||Griffith||Encroachment from Llanviangell bridge to Pontypooll|
|1795||Apr-25||John||Cooke||died possessed of land in the said manor|
|1800||May-09||Thomas||Cooke||encroachemnt near his house in Goytre|
|1800||May-09||John||Sparrow||encroachment near his wood|
|1800||May-09||John||Jenkins||for enclosing the Lords waste to his leasehold land|
|1807||Apr-29||Thomas||Cooke||encroachment near Rhydymeirch of Lords waste without his consent|
|1807||Apr-29||William||Edwards||for encroaching the road|
|1808||May-13||William||Phillips||died siesed of leasehold property|
|1810||May-11||William||Williams||encroaching near Penpellenig|
|1810||May-11||William||Jeremiah||encroaching a piece of land near Ceven Minog|
|1812||Apr-24||Wm Morgan||Evan||death seized of a lease|
|1812||Apr-24||William||Edwards||Encroaching piece of land on road Ceven Minong to the Lirose|
|1813||May-06||Phillip||Valentine||Encroaching road from Goytre nr Gwern firich|
|1814||Apr-28||Elizabeth||Evans||encroaching road Ridy Lloyven to Peny hyga|
|1814||Apr-28||William||Griffith||died possessed of a lease in Goytrey|
|1821||May-17||William||Jenkins||Goytre Freehold tenement & Lease|
|1821||May-17||Frances||Morgan||Freehold tenenment Goytre 57|
|1822||May-03||John||Sparrow||died as tenant of several estates G, LV, & LO|
|1822||May-03||Martha||Morgan||freehold estate in Goytre and Llanvair|
|1822||May-03||Edward||Jeremiah||died tenant of the manor leasehold in Goytre|
|1822||May-03||Thomas||Lewis||died seized of a cottage|
|1822||May-03||William||Jeremiah||footbridge near his house/& church out of repair|
|1824||May-10||William||Morgan||died of Mamhilad Esq|
|1824||May-10||Susan||Williams||widow of John Williams|
|1823||Apr-24||Richard||Jones||for encroaching joining Capel Leigh’s Lands|
|1823||Apr-24||David||Valentine||died possessed of leasehold land|
|1825||Apr-29||Thomas||Cook||died possessed of estates in Goytre and Mamhilad|
|1825||Apr-29||Jn Morgan||Richard||died possessed of house and garden|
|1825||Apr-29||John||Prichard||Glascoed died poss of land in Goy occ Wm Lewis|
|1825||Apr-29||James||Parry||for neglecting to put a footbridge over brook btwn parishes of G & LV which is a path to G Church and a Mill.|
|1825||Apr-29||Mary||Morgan||of G neglecting to put a footbridge by Melinycoed|
|1825||Apr-29||Elizabeth||Williams||for stopping a path from Penpellig to Melinycoed|
|1826||Apr-17||William||Griffiths||of Goytre for encroaching in Mamhilad|
|1826||Apr-17||William||Morgan||Esq for purchasing lower Panygoitre estate|
|1827||May-11||Richard||Miller||for stopping a path fron Penpederewy to G Church trough the Allt wood|
|1827||May-11||William||Jenkins||two Wm Jenkins (no other info)|
|1828||Apr-30||William||Lewis||died poss of leasehold est in Goytre and Mamhilad|
|1828||Apr-30||Mary||Hughes||late of Goytre died with freehold estate|
|1828||Apr-30||Mrs||Prichard||wid of James Prichard of Llantrissent freehold est|
|1828||Apr-30||James||Parry||bridge on land of JP from Lanvairs old mill to G Church|
|1828||Apr-30||Richard||Miller||for turning path from Penpedar hewl to Church and also path through Allt wood|
|1829||May-13||James||Parry||footbridge between Llanvair and Goytre|
|1829||May-13||footpath in field Cae Llwyne by end of raod to G Ch|
|1829||May-13||David||Harry||of Newport estate in Goytre|
|1830||May-06||Phillip||Jinkins||died possessed of freehold|
|1831||Apr-23||John||Lewis||Mrs Little purchased an estae (Ironmonger alienated est Bwrgwm Mrs Louisa Little)|
|1831||Apr-23||Thomas||Davies||Jnr stopped up an ancient footpath leading from Tyr Ucha to Pentypica|
|1832||May-02||Thomas||Jenkins||continued as constable|
|1832||May-02||Jenkin||Rosser||died possessed of freehold estates|
Court Baron or Leet
The court leet was a historical court baron (a manorial court) of England and Wales and Ireland that exercised the “view of frankpledge” (ie. the compulsory sharing of responsibility among persons connected in tithings), and its attendant police jurisdiction, which was normally restricted to the hundred courts.
Regular meetings of the court baron and the court leet were held within the manor to deal with the customs and usages. The proceedings of the court were inscribed in the rolls. Latin was used until 1733 except for the Commonwealth period (1649-1660) when they were written in English.
The court baron dealt mostly with property, particularly copyhold property which had existed as such since the middle of the 13th century, (the time when villeins started to become free men) until about 1926. Villeins became copyholders when they obtained written evidence of their right to their holding. When they left their holding they surrendered the property back to the Lord of the manor who granted admission to the new tenant. Thus copyhold was so called because the tenant held a copy of his admittance as it was inscribed in the court rolls.
The copyholder could sub-let the property. He was expected to attend the court and make payment on admission of the new tenant. In the early days the copyholder was liable to work for a certain number of days a year for the Lord. When the copyholder died a heriot of the best beast that he owned was due to the Lord but this later became commuted to a cash payment.
The heirs of the copyholder were also admitted to the property at a meeting of the court Baron.
The system of Borough-English (Ultimogeniture) prevailed where the property was passed to the youngest son with daughters as co-heirs, as opposed to Primogeniture, where it passed to the eldest son, or Gavelkind where it was split between the children.
Additionally, the court leet dealt with misdemeanours.
The Common was owned by the Lord of the Manor and the tenants were limited, or stinted, to a certain number of cattle or sheep that they were permitted to turn out onto the common.
The number of animals that a tenant had the right to turn on the common was estimated by those animals “Levant and couchant” (i.e. rising up and lying down, or were there day and night) on the tenants own land during the winter, when the grass on the common was not growing.
Rights of Common (law)
The right to graze domestic stock. Most frequently it relates to sheep and cattle, but in some cases there are grazing rights for ponies, geese, goats and ducks, while in others no stock types are specified.
A right of estover originally conferred the ability to take limbs of timber for minor works to buildings, for making farm implements and hurdles, and for fuel, or to take bracken and heather for bedding. Today it is usually limited to the taking of wood for fuel.
The right to cut turf, or peat, for fuel on a particular area of bog.
the practice of releasing livestock-pigs in a forest, so that they can feed on fallen acorns, beechmast, chestnuts or other nuts.
The right to take fish from lakes, pond or streams.
Common in the soil.
This is the right to remove sand, gravel, stone and minerals from the soil.
The origin was probably not manorial. It was the right of the freehold tenants to depasture their commonable cattle. Commonable cattle were beasts of the plough (horses or oxen) and animals which manure the land (cows and sheep). As tilling of their tenancies was desirable, a tenant needed these animals to carry it out and perform grazing for them.
This applied where the occupiers of a specific house had been given a grant, or could prove long use beforehand, and so had the right to use the common. Swine, goat’s donkeys and geese were not commonable creatures but occasionally the right to graze these might be a common appurtenant
Manor of Pellennigg
14th October 1745 – 16th Aprill 1752
Manor of Pellennigg: At a Court Leet and view of Frank pledge of our sovereign Lord the King together with The Court Baron of the Rt. Hon.ble Henry Pelham Esq., guardian appointed by the high Court of Chancery to the Rt. Hon.ble George Lord Abergavenny an infant Lord of the same Manor (unable to read) held at the dwelling house of Edward Williams. The said Manor before Theophilus Morgan, gent, Chief Steward of the same Manor and John Cooke and William Morgan, gentleman Homagers then and there present
The names of the Grand Jury then and there sworn:
William Andrew of the parish of Goytrey was sworn tenant for his lands he holds within the same parish
David Williams, Isaac Philip, William Jenkins
Aron Morris, Edward Jones, John Walters
William Jones, Rosser David, William Llewellin
Robert Williams, John Williams
Will.m Andrew, John Jones
Morgan Evans, John Absolom
Roger Reynold, Walter Jenkins
William Charles of Lanover was sworn tenant for the lands he holds within the same parish
Court Leet 2
Manor of Pellennigg: At a Court Leet and view of Frank pledge of our sovereign Lord the King together with the Court Baron of the Rt. Honble. Henry Pelham Esq., guardian appointed by the High Court Chancery to the Rt Hon.ble George Lord Abergavenny an infant Lord of the same Manor held the 25th day of Aprill 1746 at the dwelling house of Francis Morgan innkeeper situate in Goytrey within the said Manor before Theophilus Morgan gent, Chief Steward and William Jenkins and William Morgan of the same Manor gentlemen Homagers, then and there present
The names of the Grand Jury sworn and impannelled
Walter Williams – Lanover Bon: Lewis – Lanover
Samuel Watkin – Mamhilad Wm Lewis – same
Morgan Philip – of the same Rd Jenkins – same
Wm Edw.d – of the same
Henry James – of the same
Walter Evans – of the same
Wm Jones – of the same
Dd. Richard – of the same
Wm Thos – of the same
Rd. Watkin of Goytrey
Wm Griffith – of the same
Rowland Morgan – of the same
John James – Lanvair
William Prichard – same
Wm Andrew Goytrey sworn constable for the present year
Philip Edward of Lanover Upper sworn Constable in? William Reynold
Wm David sworn parish Constable for the parish of Lanvair Gildidus
Wm Jenkins Esq., sworn tenant for his estate in this Lordship
Court Leet 3
Manor of Pellennigg: At a Court Leet and view of Frank pledge of our Sovereign Lord the King together with the Court Baron of the Rt. Hon.ble Henry Pelham Esq., guardian appointed by the High Court of Chancery to the Rt. Hon.ble George Lord Abergavenny an infant Lord of the same Manor held the 16th day of October 1746 at the dwelling house of Walter Edward situate in Lanover within the said Manor before Theophilus Morgan gent, Chief Steward of the same Manor and gentlemen Homagers then and there present.
The names of the Grand Jury sworn and impannelled:
Walter Williams – Llanover
Samuel Watkins – Mamhilad
Wm Lewis – same
Richard Jenkins – same
Wm Edward – of the same
Henry James – of the same
Walter Evans – of the same
Wm Jones – of the same
David Richards – of the same
Wm Thomas – of the same
Richard Watkins – of Goytrey
Wm Griffith – of the same
Rowland Morgan – same
John James – Llanvair
Wm Pritchard – same
Court Leet 4
Manor of Pellennigg – At a Court Leet and view of Frank Pledge of our sovereign Lord the King, together with the Court Baron of the Right Hon. Henry Pelham Esq., guardian appointed by the high Court of Chancery to the Rt Hon. George, Lord Abergavenny, an infant Lord of the same Manor held the 24th day of Aprill1747 at the dwelling house of Edward William, innholder situate in Mamhilad within the said Manor, before Thomas Jenkins, deputy steward of Lanvair and John Cooke and William Morgan, gentleman Homagers then and there present.
Names of the Grand Jury Impannelled
John Morgan of Goytrey
Jacob Edward of the same
Wm Jenkins of the same
William Thomas of Mamhilad
John Griffith of the same
Henry Jones of the same
Chas Jenkins of Llanover Lower
Thomas Owen of Llanover Upper
Michael Lewis of Goytrey
Thos Proger of the same
William Jones of Mamhilad
Court Leet 5
Manor of Pellennigg – At a Court Leet