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A funeral sermon

'A sermon preached at the interment of Owen Holland of Berow in the County of Anglesey Esqr the second day of December, 1656. By Robert Morgan Bachelour in Divinitye & Rr of Llanddiffnan', 1656.

Morgan, Robert, 1608-1673

A terrier of Penmaen and Llysfaen

'A terry of the kinges landes in [Penmaen] and llysvaen vewed and written by m[e?] Willm Lloyd of Nanlle in the moneth of June ... 16[07]', ''The names of the freeholders wthin llysvaen Penmaen & Eirias', together with...

Lloyd, William, of Nantlle.

An armorial

Coats of arms, coloured, of the founders of Welsh and Border Counties families, comprising 'The Aancient descent of diuers noble and worthie howsen and gentlemen of great worshipp springring from them' and 'The names of such other g...


A volume containing Welsh poetry by various poets, etc.

Barddoniaeth Thomas Prys

'Cywydeu ac Odleu' chiefly by Capt. Thomas Price of Plas Iolyn, Denbighshire; together with indices and proverbs. Pages 9-465, 515-519, 552-562 appear to have been written by the same hand, possibly the author, prior to 31 March 1631, wh...

Prys, Thomas, 1564?-1634

Bardic grammars, etc.

Three Welsh Grammars; The Dream of Maxen Wledig; Elucidarium; Commotes and Cantreds of Wales; Astronomi; etc., mainly in the hand of Thomas Williams before he began to sign himself 'Thomas ap Wiliam physicwr'. Pages 112-114 and 129-130 a...

Wiliems, Thomas, 1545 or 1546-1622?

Brut y Brenhinedd

The Welsh text of Brut y Brenhinedd written by the scribe of the Book of Taliesin (NLW Peniarth MS 2) during the first half of the fourteenth century. The text is followed by the pedigree of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.

Brut y Brenhinedd,

An incomplete text of Brut y Brenhinedd (one of the Welsh translations of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae). The first quarter of the text is missing as well as a large portion at the end of the MS. After a few fragments of ff...


Texts of Dares Phrygius, Brut y Brenhinedd, Brut y Tywyssogion, Life of St Sylvester, The Death of Guido of Vienne, etc. Written by 'David ap Jenkin amhredydd o Vachynnlleth' for Huw Lewis of Hafodwen in 1586-1587.

David ap Jenkin.

Calendar, a treatise on urine, etc.

A calendar, a treatise on urine, a Life of St Martin, and a brief history from Adam to "Asclopitotus", in the autograph of Gutyn Owain, written in 1488 (p. 62) and 1489 (p. 10).

Gutun Owain, fl. 1450-1498

Catalogue of the Gloddaeth Library

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Gloddaeth Library, alphabetically arranged with numerous bibliographical notes, written in 1842 (watermark H. MILLS 1841) by Edward Parry of Chester (ff. 1-65). The catalogue is written on the rectos. Bibliographical...

Parry, Edward, 1798-1854

Catalogue of the Mostyn Library

'A Catalogue of ye Books at Mostyn' (ff. 2-12). The text in two columns is confined to the recto side of each folio. The verso side is blank except for additions on f. 6 verso. Only the surnames of authors and short titles of works are g...

Catalogue of the Mostyn and Gloddaeth Libraries

Catalogue of the books in the Mostyn Library, interleaved with a catalogue of the books in the Gloddaeth Library (ff. 2 verso-247). The Mostyn catalogue was written in a blank book sometime after 1727, with additions to 1733. The Gloddaeth catalog...

Cerddi Cymraeg

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  • [c. 1669]-[early 18 cent.]
  • Part of Mostyn Manuscripts

A collection of cywyddau, englynion and carols, compiled [c. 1669]-[early 18 cent], with the greater part appearing to be in the hand of John Davies (Siôn Dafydd Laes).An index to the contents is on pp. xvii-xxvi.

Davies, John, d. 1694.

Chroniques de France

Apparently the chronicle of the reign of Charles V found in Les Grandes Chroniques de France (Grandes Chroniques de Saint-Denis) but unable to compare with any of the printed texts (ff. 1-59). The prologue on f. 1 ('Au non du pere ... les aut...

Coats of arms and pedigrees

Coats of arms and pedigrees, [c. 1572], in Welsh and English, apparently in the hand of Sir Thomas Wiliems.A note on p. 177 states 'This books seemeth to have beene compyled in the yeere of o[u]r Lorde. 1572' (p. 177).

Wiliems, Thomas, 1545 or 1546-1622?

Commentary on Aquinas

Commentary by an unidentified author on the Prima Pars, the Secunda Secundae and Tertia Pars of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae, written in two fine hands of the early-seventeenth century.Most of the manuscript is written in a secretary ...

Commonplace book

A 'booke of Commonplaces gathered out of sundry writers', 1636-1638, by David Rowlands, rector of Llangybi, the first part containing extracts from Peter Heylyn, Cosmographie ...

Rowlands, David, Rev., active 1633-1638.

Cronicl Elis Gruffydd : Rhan I

The second volume of Elis Gruffydd's chronicle of British history, the present part covering the period from the Norman Conquest to 1552. The manuscript is itself now bound as two volumes, of which this is the first.

Gruffydd, Elis, approximately 1490-approximately 1552.

Cronicl Elis Gruffydd : Rhan II

The second volume of Elis Gruffydd's chronicle of British history, the present part covering the period from the Norman Conquest to 1552. The manuscript is itself now bound as two volumes, of which this is the second.

Gruffydd, Elis, approximately 1490-approximately 1552.

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