File NLW MS 128C - Geiriadur Ysgrythyrol; Account of Puritan Divines

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Geiriadur Ysgrythyrol; Account of Puritan Divines


  • [early 19 cent.] (Creation)

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160 pp. ; 240 x 184 mm.

Half calf.

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A volume containing two separate works, the first part (ff. 1-59) being additions to the second edition of the Bible Dictionary (Geiriadur Ysgrythyrol) written by Thomas Charles of Bala and in his hand. The second part of the volume, written from the back of the book to the front (ff. 79b-64a), is an account of the early Puritan divines in Wales, much of which is also in Thomas Charles's hand. The account is of considerable historical importance and is apparently the main source of the statements made by Thomas Charles in his biographies of William Wroth and Walter Cradock in the Trysorfa Ysprydol. The original author of the account does not appear but it appears that he was personally acquainted with Cradock's daugher Eunice, which would mean that he probably wrote early in the 18th century. He gives a lengthy account of the Rev. William Wroth (f. 79b), Robert Powel, vicar of Cadoxton, Neath (f. 75b), Walter Cradock (f. 73a) and the Rev. Rees Prichard, vicar of Llandovery (f. 65b).

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Welsh, English

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Creator ref. no.: Williams MS 333


Preferred citation: NLW MS 128C

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  • Text: NLW MS 128C.