Ffynh 7V

The community of the free men of all Anglesey show to the king that they are aggrieved, as it seems to them, in the underwritten articles: firstly, that they are compelled to make suit at the king’s mill otherwise than they did in the time of the prince of Wales.

Secondly, that the foreign tenants of the free men are compelled to the king’s avowry, which they never did in the time of the prince of Wales.

Thirdly, that those holding less than a carucate of land, or thereabouts, are distrained to do suit at the County Court, which heretofore they have not been compelled to do in the king’s time; whence they seek that the king will release them and remove these burdens from them.

The descendants of Iorwerth ap Llywarch of the commote of Menai in Anglesey seek that they may have their ferry at Llanidan in the same commote as they were wont to have in the time of all the princes, freely and quietly, until Hugh de Leominster compelled them to pay 20s. yearly for the eight years now last past, although they paid nothing before to any prince or to the existing king.

(c.1300 in William Rees (ed.) Calendar of Ancient Petitions relating to Wales, Cardiff, 1975, p. 45 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] 2.)