A true note and terier of all the glebes , lands, Meadows, Gardens, House, Stock, Implements, Tenements, Tithes and rights belonging to the Parish and Parish church of Amlwch, in the county of Anglesey, and Diocese of Bangor, taken, made, and renewed according to the old evidences and knowledge of the ancient inhabitants, by the appointments of the Right Reverend father in God, John, Lord Bishop of Bangor, on the Twenty Second Day of July in the year of our Lord, One thousand, seven hundred and eighty.
Imprimis , The Parish Church, an ancient building containing in length Twenty Yards, in Breadth in the body of the church, Fourteen yards, in the chancel, twelve yards. Within and belonging to which are, one communion table with a covering for the same decent blue cloth, also one linen cloth and a napkin, Two pewter dish, one silver chalice weighting about 1 oz. One reading desk, one pulpit with a velvet cushion and pulpit cloth, two surplices, one whereof being now. One large Welsh Bible and the last edition, two welsh common prayer books in folio, one large English Bible, one large English common prayer book, both the gift of Sir Nicholas Bayley Bart 1772. One English common prayer book in octavia.
There are five register books of parchment, the first begins in 1633 and ends 1668 imperfect. The second begins in 1694 and ends in 1717, imperfect. The third begins in 1717 and ends in 1731 complete. The forth begins in 1732 and ends in 1757. The fifth begins in 1748 and ends in 1779. There is another register Book of Parchment beginning July 19th 1779 containing 160 pages and well-bound in ruff Calf. One register book to enter marriages as directed by the late Act of parliament. One book for Parish accounts, Three chests, the first with one lock and second two locks, the third with three locks, the keys of the last are kept by the Minister and Church Wardens. One font of stone, one bell, two biers, two black hearse cloths, one whereof was made in the year 1778. Two ladders, two spades, one shovel and one pick. The Churchyard measures about … with a good stone wall around it and two ash trees growing in the same.
Mrs Eleanor Kynier left Three hundred and Eleven pounds to endow two schools, two thirds of the interest to instruct Boys and one third to instruct Girls, all of the parish of Amlwch. Owen Rowlands left the sum of three pounds to the use of the Poor of the said parish. David Llwyd of Twrcelyn Esqr, left to the poor of the said Parish ten pounds. John Jones left to the poor of the said parish Five pounds. William ap William Thomas left to the poor of the said Parish five pounds. Owen Hughes left to the poor of the said parish Eight pounds. Edward Owen left to the poor of the said parish Twenty pounds. William Sion left to the poor of the said parish the sum of twenty pounds.
Them belonging to the said Church:-
Tenements commonly called and know by the name Plas yn Amlwch, bordering on the North and East sides upon the sea, on the west side upon Garreg Fawr a tenement belonging to Mrs Margaret Lewis of Llys Dulas. On the south side upon Lord Bulkelelys and Mr William Petters land. On the South east side upon a tenement called Cae’r Pandy belonging to Mr Henry Prictchard of Madyn Dysw. The dwelling house ids slated, in length twelve yards, in breadth five yards, consisting below stairs of one kitchen, one pantry, one small parlour, one buttery and one small cellar. Above stairs, three bedrooms, with a garret over one of them, and one small closet, the Barn being thatched is twelve yards in length and five yards in breadth. The outward kitchen joining upon the barn is slated and in length nine yards and breadth five yards. The cowhouse in cae’r beudy in length eleven yards and in breadth five yards. Another old dwelling house on the said called Ty vicar in length eight yards, in breadth three yards.
There are also two houses lately built upon a part of the said tenement called Graig Ddu, both thatched the first is eight yards in length in length, four yards two feet in breadth, the cowshed is in length five yard and one foot, in breadth the same as the house. The second is eight yards in length four yards and two feet breadth, the cow house is three yards and two feet in length, the same with the dwelling house in breadth.
There are also nine thatched houses lately built on a part of the said tenement called Rhos. No1 is six yards and a half in length, four and a half in breadth. No2 is seven yards and a half length and four yards in breadth. No3 is seven yards in length, four and a half yards in breadth, No 4 is seven yards and a half in length, four and a half in breadth. No5 is four yards in length and four yards and a half in breadth. No6 is seven yards and a half in length and four yards and a half in breadth. No7 is seven yards in breadth and a half in length and four yards and a half in breadth. No8 is seven yards in length and five yards in breadth. No8 is seven yards in length and five yards in breadth. No 9 is six yards and a half in length and four yards in breadth.
There are also a row of slated houses lately built upon a part of the said tenement called cae’r pandy, bordering upon the sea on the east side there off. In all seven, the first is seven yards in length, the second and third four yards and a half each in length. The others five yards and a half in length, their breadth five yards and 27 inches. There is also a thatched house joining the said house on the south end in length seven yards and breadth five yards.
There is a house built near the Northern corner of the said houses, slated ,now used for a smithy, in length seven yards, in breadth five yards. Another slated house on the top steps leading down to the harbour, in length eight yards in breadth five yards and a half.
In the north side of the harbour in the said cae’r pandy are two quays latterly erected, one crane, one lime kiln, with a slated house to keep the lime.
A tenement called and known by the name of Maes y Llwyn isaf bordering on the east upon Madyn Dusw, on the south upon the lands of Robert Jones,Miller, on the west opon Maes Llwyn Ucaf, and some part of the Lastra lands, North west upon Pen y bryn, on the North upon Tyddyn Ty Hir, There are two old thatched houses on this tenament. The one is five yards in length and four yards in breadth. The other four yards in length and breadth. There are also lately built on the said tenement three thatched houses each six yards in length and four in breadth.
There are also seven quillets or parcels of land belonging to the said Rectory situated near Amlwch Church.
No1 A Quillet on the west side of a house belonging to William Lewis of Trysglwyn Esq in measure R=0, P=20
No2 A Quillet bordering on the afor said quillet on the west side, R=0 , P=25
No3 A Quillet joining upon the church yard wall on the south side. R=0, P=15
No4 A quillet called Llain Y ddeiol on the North side of the church, R=2, P=14
No5 A quillet called Llain tan y fonwent, bordering on the church yard on the east side. R=2, P=3
No6 A quillet called Llain y gwyddau, NE of the church, R=O, P=20
No7 meadows called Gwaun fair on the North side of the church, R=2, P=60
A house slated lately built upon the quillets no3 called Ty’n y llan, nine yards in length and six yards in breath.
A house thatched called Ty’n’ y Deiol upon the quillet no4, eight yards in length and five yards in breadth.
Another three houses lately built joining Ty’n y ddeiol, the first two nine yards in length and five yards in breadth each, the third five yards and a half in length and five yards in breadth. Another slated house built at the east side of the same quillet no4, fourteen yards in length and five yards in breadth. Northward of which are four slated houses lately built in all twenty yards in length and five in breadth.
A thatched house built upon the quillet called Llain tan y fonwent, called Ty’ tan y fonwent, seven yards in length and four yards and a half in breadth.
A slated house lately built upon the no6 quillet called Llain y gwyddau, eighteen yards in length and five yards and a half in breadth.
A new brick house on the meadow called Gwaun Fair, no7, ten yards in length and five yards and a half in breadth.
Tithes are paid in kind:- Corn the tenth sheaf, Hay the tenth Cock, wool the tenth fleece or pound. Lambs the tenth, the owner to choose the first. Where there is one lamb, one out of seven the owner to choose the first, there is two pence a lamb to be paid to the owner for every lamb short of the number ten. Under seven the owner pays two pence for every lamb. Kids one out of three and one out of sixty geese. Pigs one out of every litter.
Easter dues: - Every married couple pay sixpence, widowers and widows pay three pence each, out of which a third part is due to the Parish Clerk, bachelors and spinster pay two pence each, there is three half pence due for every cow and calf, excepting the first years calving, which is one penny and three half pence for every mare’s foal.
In testimony of the truth of before mentioned particulars, and of every one of them, we the ministers churchwardens, and principal inhabitants, have set our hands the day and year first within written.