subject of feudal tenure, but occupied by Welshmen, as a patria Wallensium," directly under the chief Lord, somewhat like Kibbor, with which it is often connected by name in the old inquisitions. When the Lordship of Glamorgan came into the hands of the King in the time of Richard III., this district, no doubt, came with it, and I think it likely that from being administered with the adjoining portion of the Lordship of Ogmore (Llan- geinor) it became in time considered as part of it. This is an explanation which occurs to me. Others may be able to throw more light on the matter. Llandyfodwg certainly was not part of the old Lordship of Ogmore though probably part of the territory intended to be included under that name in the Statute of Henry VIII., and for that reason I have shown it as part of the Lordship on the map. LLANDAFF was, of course, the Lordship of the Bishop of that See, and the Splott (sometimes described as a manor) was part of it, as were some minor properties in other parts of the County. The Manor of Llandaff was sold by Bishop Anthony Kitchin to George Mathew in 1553, and continued in the Mathew family until 1818, when it was purchased by Sir Samuel Romilly. His successors sold it to Mr. William Sheward Cartwright in 1853, whose grandson is, I believe, the present Lord.
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