Population of Britain estimated at 7.5Million.
Initially it proved difficult to attract English settlers to live
as an occupying force in a fortified outpost of an hostile territory.
As such, it became necessary to allow Welshmen into the town to
make it a viable settlement. So by 1310, 50 of the 144 men holding
privileges in the borough of Aberystwyth are Welsh - a higher
proportion than in Edward's other castle towns.
The Welsh involvement in the town of Aberystywyth made this area much
more stable than the walled English towns to the north
where the Welsh were deemed forinsecos (foreigners) and excluded.
Occupied holdings 144 (111 in 1289)