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TdE WREItUM RECORDER. " 0, the Recorder:—let we see." Hamlet. Vol.1. No. 2. APRIL, 1848. [Price M. SOME ACCOUNT OE THE HUNDRED OF BROMFIELD. Continued. The Widow's jointure at the death of her husband were Maelor Saesneg, Hope Dale, and Mold Dale, and the presentation of the Rectory of Bangor. She took possession of these, but fearing from the disposition of her late husband's relatives towards her, that she should not be able to retain either her own lands or those of her children, and dreading that violent hands would be laid upon them, she fled with her two elder sons, Madoc and Llewelyn, to Edward the 1st, then King of England. The whole of Edward's active and splendid reign was one continued attempt to obtain the sole sovereignity of the Island of Great Britain, he therefore immediately claimed these children as his wards, alledging that the submission made by the Princes of Wales to the Saxon King, Athel- stane, in the year 933, gave him that right, " the Princes of Povvis holding their dominion of the Kings of England in capite." According to the gavel-kind tenure mentioned before, Broinfield and Yale and the reversion of his mother's jointure were the inheritance of Madoc, the eldest son, Chirk and Naut Edwy falling to Llewelyn. Edward forthwith bestowed the wardship of Madoc, on John, Earl Warren, and that of Llewelyn, on Roger Mortimer, third son of Ralph, Lord Mortimer, of Wigmore. The widowed Lady Emma, accepted from the King land in England, in lieu of her dowry which was thus also transferred to the Royal possession.* * Powell says, that she conveyed her Estate to the Audleys, her own kindred, who getting possession of it, took it from or held it under the King again ; whichever account be correct it is certain it was shortly after this time vested in Edward, see the Charter quoted hereafter. The Aldithleys or Audleys were Lords of Ford, in Shropshire, and Lord Audley is mentioned as one of the Knights slain in the surprise by the Welshmen at Moel y don, near the Meuai, and after which the King himself was forced to retreat for safety to the Castle of Hope. NO. II. C