Charter of Henry VI to Margam Abbey, reciting grant by the same king to the abbey of the restitution of the lands lying between the waters of Ukgemore (Ogwr) and Garwe (Garw) called Egliskeinwir (Llangeinor) in the demesne of Ogemore, formerly given to the Abbey at the time of the foundation by William London Lord of Ogmore, at a rent of 40s with certain reservations, but the abbey defaulted from the rent in 1337 and the lands were seized by the officers of the Duchy of Lancaster. The Council of the Duchy having inspected various confirmations by the chief lords of Ogemore before the Lordship fell into the Duchy, ordered a scrutiny of the records affecting the property, preserved at Monmouth, Ogemore and Kidwelly, and that being satisfactory, the lands, etc. are now restored to the Abbey, in consideration of the injury it had experienced at the hands of Owain Glyndwr, and by various inundations; rent and reservations as before; dated 20 Apr. 1440; and now, on account of certain ambiguity in the above grant, by reason of which the Abbey has not yet obtained possession of the lands etc., the King confirms the restitution and commands delivery of the abbey. Illuminated; includes miniature portrait of the King. (NLW Penrice and Margam 253).

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      GB 216 A/Ma 11
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      15 May 1441
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