The parish of Cogan is in the diocese of Llandaff, in Glamorganshire, Wales. Cogan is a place near Cardiff in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.
There is also a Cogan in the Philippines
Cogan is a parish bounded on the east by the parish of Penarth. Its manor was anciently accounted as two knight's fees.
The manor belonged to the de Cogan family who came to Glamorgan from Somerset at an early date, and held it for several generations. Mr. Clark, in a note (Cartae III., p. 117), considers it probable that it at one time belonged to the De Sumeris, Lords of Dinas Powis. A William de Cogan witnesses two deeds in the time of Nicholas, Bishop of Llandaff, 1148—83. (Cartae III., pp. 86—92.)
1262. In the Extent attributed to this year, the manor is stated to be held by John de Cogan. 1290. (c.) Maurice of Landoch granted to Margam Abbey his marsh of Coganesmor, bounded by Brodeslyme, Sammeliswere, Pennardismor and La Niwere. (Cartae III., p. 541.)
1307. John de Cogan held here one messuage and two ploughlands, by military service, rendering yearly at the feast of Saint Andrew 13s. 4d. "to the ward of the Castle of Kairdif." (I.P.M. of Joan de Clare).
1314. A John de Cogan appears in the Inquisition on the death of Gilbert de Clare.
1544. On 19th April King Henry VIII. granted the manor which had by that time come into the hands of the Chief Lord of Cogan to Sir George Herbert.
1586. The manor of Cogan belonged to Sir William Herbert, who had it from his grandfather, Sir George Herbert.
1596. Cogan had freehold, demesne and copyhold tenants.
For several generations after this time the manor of Cogan, with the mansion of Cogan Pill, was in the possession of the Herberts.
1767. The manors of Dinaspowis, Landough East and Cogan (with other manors), were in the hands of William Hurst of Gabalva and Calvert Richard Jones of Swansea. They had married two ladies who had become entitled to the estates of this branch of the Herbert family.
1793. Cogan was purchased by the Earl of Bute. The Marquess of Bute is now the lord.
From: 'The Manors of Cardiff district: Descriptions', Cardiff Records: volume 2 (1900), pp. 8-41. www.british-history.ac.uk
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