File NLW MS 13140A. - Genealogies, etc.,

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NLW MS 13140A.

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Genealogies, etc.,

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  • [1767x1826] / (Creation)

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x, 398 pp. (pp. 344-345 omitted).

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A composite volume containing genealogical, heraldic, and historical.or pseudo-historical material in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). P. vii bears the transcribed inscription 'Llyma Lyfr achau a Bonedd amrafaelion o Bendefigion a Bonheddigion Cenedl y Cymry ag eraill o bethau Cyfarwyddwyd a gasglwyd o Lyfrau Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal o Dir Iarll ag o Lyfrau Ieuan Deulwyn o Gydweli gennyf fi Antoni Pywel o Lwydarth yn Nhir Iarll', with an added note 'A myfi Iolo Morganwg a'u tynnais o Lyfrau yr Achwr celfyddgar a'm cyfaill caredig Thomas Truman, wr Bonheddig o Bant Lliwydd ym Morganwg'. Following on pp. 1-113 is genealogical, heraldic, and historical or pseudo-historical material extracted [by Edward Williams] from the manuscript generally known as 'Llyfr Du Pant Lliwydd' (Llanover MS E. 3., now NLW MS 13165B; see notes on pp. 1, 6, 37, 54, 68, 79, 103 of present volume), and also from a source referred to as 'Llyfr Coch Pant Lliwydd' (see pp. 105, 113 of present volume). Included are sections with the superscriptions 'Llyma Arfau y Brytaniaid o Ynys Prydain', 'Llyma arfay y Cwngcwerwyr a fyont ym Morganwc', 'Llyma Bymthegllwyth Gwynedd', 'Llyma enway y Brenhinoedd', 'Llyma Enway y Prifddinesydd a wnaeth y Brytaniaid . . .', 'Llyma enway y Pedwar Brenin ar hugain o Frenhinoedd Ynys Prydain a farnwyd yn gydarnaf ac yn wrolaf . . .', etc. P. 129 is inscribed 'Achoedd Saint Ynys Prydain o amrafaelion Lyfrau', and, according to notes on the same page, the section following was intended to contain genealogies of British or Welsh saints extracted from three sources, viz. (1) 'Achoedd Saint Ynys Prydain o Lyfr Du Pantlliwydd sef eiddo Mr. Thomas Truman', (2) 'Achoedd Saint Cenedl y Cymry o Lyfr Dafydd Morgan o Aberdar', and (3) 'Achau Saint Ynys Prydain o Lyfr Siencyn Morgan o Benn Rhiw Ferr'. Of these three genealogical lists, however, only the first was actually copied or transcribed (see pp. 131-8). The superscription only of the second list appears on p. 139, and there is no further mention of the third list. Pp. 149-53, under the superscription 'Anecdotes of Beaupre Castle (as it is always called in old MSS.) in Glamorganshire', contain notes on the careers of Llywelyn ap Seisyll, prince of South Wales, 1015-21, and his son Gruffith, prince of South Wales and North Wales, 1021-60, and pp. 165-80 notes on Welsh history based on the narrative in Percy E[n]derbie [: Cambria Triumphans . . . (London, 1661)]. P. 181 is inscribed 'Genealogical Extracts, Historical, relating to The Principality of Wales and more especially to the County of Glamorgan, Collected by Edward Williams', and is followed (pp. 183-208) by genealogical data relating to the Butler and Vaughan families of Dunraven [co. Glamorgan], and the Bassett family mainly of Beaupre [also co. Glamorgan]. Pp. 229-40 contain genealogical data relating to the fifteen (recte I-XVI) tribes of Gwynedd ('Llyma Wehelyth Pymtheg Llwyth Gwynedd . . . ') with annotations relating thereto, and notes referring to the activities of Robert Fychan of Hengwrt as a collector of manuscripts. P. 257 bears the inscription Tigion Hanesiawl allan o hen Lyfrau Achoedd Pendefigion a Bonheddigion Cenedl y Cymry a Chwiliwyd allan gan Iolo Morganwg, B.B.D., Rhann II, 1812’, and is followed (pp. 259-end, previously paginated 1-134) by a miscellany containing miscellaneous genealogical data relating to the ancestors or descendants of, inter alias, lestyn ab Gwrgan, lord of Morgannwg, Ednyved Vychan, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Rhys Brydydd 'o Lanharan', King Arthur, Taliesin Ben Beirdd, Asser Ddoeth, Dafydd Ddu gynllwynwr, and Rhodri Mawr, and to the family of Gawntlo of Tre Gawntlo and associated families; some heraldic material including sections with the superscriptions 'Llyma Arfau y Gwyr anrhaith a ddaethant gyd (sic) Syr Rhobert ab Amon i Forganwg', and 'Llyma Arfau y Pendefigion a ddifeddianwyd o'u Tiroedd a'u Da gan Syr Rhobert ab Amon a'i Farchogion anrhaith'; occasional historical or pseudo-historical data or anecdotes relating to, inter alias, Ieuan ap Lleision and Owain Glyndyfrdwy, Madawc Min, bishop of Bangor, and the betrayal of Llywelyn ap Seisyllt and Gruffudd, his son, Taliesin ab Henwg or Taliesin Ben Beirdd and Elphin, and Rhodri Mawr; and other miscellaneous items.

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Welsh, English.

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

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Formerly known as Llanover C. 53.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 13140A.

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vtls006001716

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 13140A.