The River Wye
Hoarwithy, Wednesday 7th June
relating to Ballingham
Before the dissolution of the monasteries
Ballingham had been a manor of the Benedictine Priory of
St Guthlac in Hereford.
A page of the document we
were transcribing. These are the rentals of Ballingham
manor due to John ap Rees in 1541.
Rees (or Price or Preece) had
acquired St Guthlac and its property at the dissolution.
The name Balyngeham is top left.
'Item of John Williams and
wife for one meadow called Biblet
containing by estimation iii acres....'
John Williams had been
taxed on land worth £40 in 1523.
meadow in March 2006
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