File NLW MS 13167B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Brithwaith Gwillim Pue, M. B.,

Identity area

Reference code



Brithwaith Gwillim Pue, M. B.,


  • [1674-1676] / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

661 pp. (xxii unnumbered; occasionally wrongly numbered (44 twice, 77 omitted, 123 twice, 480 three times, 589 followed by 600, 629 [619] followed by 620) and including a number of blank and for the most part unnumbered pages (361-4, 431-46, 492-4, 555-62, 580-82). Worn leather binding, rebacked.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

A note in the top right hand corner of p. [i] reads 'Obijt author vel collector istius Libri an. 1680 - in Com. Monmouth AW.' and Dr. R. W. Hunt, Keeper of Western MSS. at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, confirms that this is in the hand of Antony Wood (1632-1695). Beneath the said note is a pressmark which Dr. D. M. Rogers, also of the Bodleian Library, has recognised as the shelfmark of Roger Sheldon (1623-1684). In the last century the manuscript was given to Lieut. Col. Richard Morgan of Llan San Fraed [sic] by [Sir] W. Betham, Dublin, 5 March 1816. It was subsequently given to M. Gabb by Col. Morgan in exchange for a pedigree of the Morgan family, and in September 1853 it was given to Lady Hall of Llanover by Mr. Baker Gabb. A Llanover bookplate is pasted inside the cover, together with a printed note.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

A manuscript written, 1674-1676, by Gwilym Pue [Puw], a member of the Roman Catholic family of Puw of Penrhyn Creuddyn, Caernarvonshire [D.W.B. (1959), p. 819] and containing a miscellany of verse and prose, much of it by Gwilym Pue himself. The title is given as 'Opera et Miscellania Domini Gwiliellmi Pue Cambrbrittanni M.B.' and 'Brithwaith Gwillim Pue M.B. Hefyd Gerdd yr un gwr a beirdd ereill Anno 1674: Pump o Garole Mr White, Hefyd Dau Garol o Fûchedd y Santes Gwenfrewy o waith Gwillim Pue 1674 M.B.,' and the volume is similar in content to, but not identical with, NLW MS 4710B, another volume written by Gwilym Pue but slightly later in date (1676). The contents following after 'Cyfrwyddiad y llyfr. Index libri' (to p. 648), a sketch of a harp ('Lyra' 'Telyn') and 'Trefn Cowair Telyn' are briefly as follows: pp. 1-44, 'Deongliad ar y Miserere', and pp. 45-61, 'Deongliad ar y Magnificat', two series of 'cywyddau' by Gwilym Pue; pp. 62-75, more 'cywyddau', by Gwilym Pue; pp. 76-196, 'Awdwley ag Englynnion', and also 'cywyddau' by Morgan Gwynn (Taliarys), Gwilym Pue, Thomas Williams, Edw. Bach o Dreddfyn [sic], Meredydd ap Prosser, Syppyn Cyfailiog, William Egwad, Siôn Cent, Thomas ap Ieuan Prys, Hugh Min, Howel Dafydd, Gruffydd ap Euan llewelyn Vychan, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Edward Turberuille, Thomas llûn, Taliessyn, Siôn Brwynog, Dafydd Ddu Hir Addig [sic], Iuan Tew Brydydd, Ieuan Daylwyn, Howel Da: ab Iuan ap Rhûs, Llewelyn ap Howel ap Ieuan ap Gronw, Gryffyth llwyd ap Da: ap Einion, Dafydd Nam'or, Dafydd ap Edmund, Syr Dai: llwyd Alijs Deio: Scolhaig, Rhus a [sic] Parry, Sieiles ap Siôn, and Twm Siôn Catti Alias Thomas Jones Esqr.; pp. 203-360, 'Prophwydoliaethay, Brudiay a Daroganay Britannaeg a Gasglodd yn Ghûd Gwilym Pue', 1674-1675, attributed to Taliessyn (Fardd), Rhûs Fardd, Merddyn (Merddyn Emrys, Merddyn ap Morfran, Merddyn Wyllt), Dewi Sant, Gronw Ddu o Fôn, Molwngwl Abad, y Bergam, Robin Ddû o Fôn, Dafydd Gorllech, Iolo Goch, Rhys Nammor, Dafydd Nammor, Edward ap Rhys, Llewelyn ap Owain ap Cynric Moel, Rhys llwyd ab Einion llygwy [sic], Llewelyn ap Ednyfed, Ieuan Brydydd Du, Ieuan leia, Rhys Goch or Yri, Ieuan yr offeiriad, Llewelyn ap Mredydd ap Dywydd, Llewelyn Cetifor, Hugh Pennant, Dafydd llwyd llewelyn ab Gryffydd, and Rhys y lashiwr; pp. 365-430, 'Carmen Euangelicum, Cerdd Efangylawl Gwilym Pue, Buchedd yn Arglwydd Iessu Grist. . . 1675' in the form of a series of 'cywyddau'; pp. 452-47 (inverted text), 'Enwey Brenhinoedd Prudain' and 'Twyssogion Cymry'; pp. 453-5, 'Enway Twysogion Cymry A Gadwodd Ei Braint yn ôl Cadwalader Frenin' . . . and 'Enway Y Brenhinoedd Lloegr o Amser y Cwncwerwr o Normandi' in the form of 'englynion' by Gwilym Pue; pp. 457-91 'Caroley Mr Richiard White, Merthyr', five in number, followed by 'Buchedd Gwenfrewy' and other carols by Gwilym Pue, with one by John Jones; pp. 495-514 'Pllaswyr Iessu A Gyfleuthodd Gwilym Pue or Saesnaeg Ir Gymmraeg'; pp. 515-28, 'Erfynnion neu Littaniau Aur; pp. 529-54, '1676, Panegyris Penryniana, Llwyrwis Penrhyn (Mawl Penrhyn) o waith Gwilym Pue; pp. 563-579, 'Achau Gwilym Pue o rann Tad a Mam a Theidiau a Neiniau' followed by 'Achau Ieirll a Marqwezis Caerfrangon', etc.; pp. [583]-618 (recte 608), 'De Sceletyrbbe uel Stomacace or A Traetice of the Scorbut by William Pue Gentelman [sic] gathered oute of Seuerall Authors . . . 1675'; pp. 619 [609]-624, 'Another Discourse of the Scorbute by William Pue Gentleman, 1675'; pp. 625-48, 'Enchiridium Chatechisticum siue Chatechismus pro Pueris Scolaribus' again by Gwilym Pue, in two parts; pp. 649- 60, 'Execitium Quotidianum, Ymarfer Beunyddawl'; and p. [661], 'Gweddi Foreuawl' and 'Gweddi Brud Gosper'. Some of the pages, particularly the headings, have been embellished by Gwilym Pue.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

Generated finding aid

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Available on microfilm at the Library.

Related units of description

See also NLW MS 4710B.

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title based on contents.


Formerly Llanover MS E. 5.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 13167B [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related places

Physical storage

  • Text: NLW MS 13167B [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 13167B.