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A medical treatise in Welsh, &c.

A sixteenth-century manuscript containing a medical treatise in Welsh, recipes, charms, and an astrological fragment; a treatise on uroscopy in English; poetry, including a cywydd by Ieuan Brydydd Hir (hynaf); 'Llythyr Aresdotlys [...] o gadwedigaeth korff dyn ac gavas ynte yn hemyl yr havl [...]' (pp. 228-237); and a prologue to a work which is called 'Compod' ('o herwydd I vod ef yn comprehendio [...] kompod Manuwel') (pp. 197-200).
The manuscript is written in several hands of the early to late sixteenth century, possibly including that of its original owner Bened ap Rhys (Bened Feddyg) of Llanelidan, Dyffryn Clwyd, as well as Tudur ab Elise (see p. 150).

Bened Feddyg

A System of Oeconomy

Extracts from books on husbandry and remarks made by Dr Wynne, on such subjects as the agistment of cattle, tillage, seeds - turnip and corn, agricultural book-keeping, weights and measures, etc. The volume is in the autograph of Dr Edward Wynne and Hugh Hughes.

Hughes, Hugh, 1706-1774

Account book

Accounts in the hand of Dr Wynne consisting of heads of accounts of expenditure in various departments of the household, with references to printed works and to other account books.

Account of the Goodman family, &c.

Miscellaneous documents relating to members of the Goodman family, transcribed for Chancellor Edward Wynne. The documents transcribed include the wills of Gabriel Goodman, DD, Dean of the Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, dated 1600 (pp. 5-13), Thomas Goodman, of Plas Ucha, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, 1623 (pp. 33-39), and Godfrey Goodman, Bishop, late of Gloucester, 1655 (pp. 43-50); some account of the Goodman family; rules for the good government of Goodman's School at Ruthin; conveyances; marriage settlements; records of litigation relating to lands limited for the use of charities under the will of Bishop Godfrey Goodman; etc.
Dr Edward Wynne started most of the transcripts which were then continued for him by other scribes, and he has added several remarks on the documents. Goronwy Owen, then a seventeen-year-old schoolboy, transcribed most of the earlier part of the volume, during the Christmas vacation of 1739, as shown by this note by Dr Wynne on p. 72: 'January ye 11th 1739-40. Here ends the Transcripts of Copies of Wills &c. Beginning at Page ye fift & wrote by Grono Owen in ye Christmas Holydays 1739 for ye Preservation of them By my Order'.

Owen, Goronwy, 1723-1769?

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