- [1690s]. (Creation)
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Name of creator
The de Croy family probably originated in Crouy-Saint-Pierre in Picardie, France, and claimed descent from the kings of Hungary.
The manuscripts were apparently acquired by George Thomas Clark, FSA, afterwards of Dowlais and Talygarn, Glamorgan, in Antwerp in 1832 (he visited the city in December, see NLW MS 15003B); he purchased Talygarn in 1865 ('GTC Antwerpia 1832' (ink) and 'Tal-y-Garn' (stamp) inside front cover of each volume).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Wyndham D. Clark (grandson of George Thomas Clark); London; Donation; May 1949
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Six contemporaneous volumes, [1690s], of pedigrees and armorials of royal and noble families of mainland Europe, written in the same hand.
These include French, Burgundian, Hungarian and Dutch heraldry and genealogies. A whole volume (15057B) is devoted to the de Croy family who may have commissioned the work.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 15053-15058.
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Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Language and script notes
French unless otherwise specified.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents.
Dated from dates of deaths of last named individuals.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Annual Report 1948-1949 (1949), pp. 20-21.
Description compiled by Cyprien Henry and Rhys Morgan Jones.