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-K ^n\tuttU%fa (tafrrasis. THIED SERIES, No. XLV.— JANUARY, 1866. SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PARiSH OF LLAN¬ CARVAN, GLAMORGANSHIRE. (Continued from vol. xi,p. 360.) MANOR OF CARNLLWYD. Carnllwyd is a mesne manor, within the hamlet of Llancarvan, held in free socage under St. Nicholas, but paying an annual chief rent of 3s. 6d. to the lord of Llancarvan. No early evidence concerning it has been discovered; but it is reputed to have been in Mathew Evan ap Griffith Gethyn, of Brynwith (Mathew of Llan- daff), whose third son, Lewis Mathew of Carnllwyd, married a daughter of Griffith Rhyn, and left a daugh¬ ter and heiress, Joan or Catherine, who married John Raglan, and conveyed the manor into that family. There is, however, another and more circumstantial account of the early descent of the lordship. Thomas Merlaw is said to have been lord of Carnllwyd in 1329, and to have left a daughter and heiress, who married Hugh Basset of Gower, a son of John Basset of Beau- pre, by Joan, daughter and heiress of Thomas ap Madoc ap Rhys. Joan's first husband was Lewis Mathew, by whom she had Catherine, heiress of her father, and who married John Raglan. Catherine and Hugh were therefore sister and brother by the mother's side. Hugh Basset is said to have forfeitejd his Gower lord¬ ships by killing Thomas Ddu ap Sir Gronow ap Evan 3rd sek., VOL. XII. 1