Showing 18 results

Archival description
Penybontfawr Manuscripts,
Print preview View:

1 results with digital objects Show results with digital objects


A composite volume of music, consisting of an imperfect copy of a collection of tunes published by H. Humphreys, Caernarvon, Original Sacred Music by John [David] Edwards, Oxford, and a manuscript collection including tunes by J[oseph] D[avid] Jones, W. J. White, J[ohn] A[mbrose] Lloyd, Thomas Miles (a prize tune at Llanfyllin Eisteddfod, Christmas, 1857), and D[avid] Roberts, Bethesda ['Alawydd']. The last item is 'Hen Wlad fy Nhadau'.

Clust-nodau defaid

A book of sheep earmarks for the parishes of Llandrillo, Llandderfel, Pennant, Llanfor, Llangower, Llanymawddwy, Llangynog, Hirnant, Llanwddyn, Llanfyllin, Llanarmon, Llanrha[e]adr[-ym-Mochnant], Llansilin and Llanfihangel, 1845.

Commonplace book

The commonplace book of John Jones, 1774, containing extracts from religious and other books, including The Whole Duty of Man, the Bible, Byr Grynhoad Eglur o'r Grefydd Gristianogol, The Universal Magazine, The Principles of Truth, 1668, etc.; recipes: 'Y modd i wneud Methodist' and 'at wellhau y Clefyd gwaethaf'; a note of the boundary between the parishes of Llangynog and Llanrhaeadr, 1702; a Llangynog chief rent roll; a letter relating to charity schools; an assessment of farms in Llangynog; a table of the rate of duties on houses and windows, 1766; an inventory of the goods of Robert Jones of Blaen Rhiwart, Llangynog and other extracts; timber accounts and particulars of disbursements, 1801-1814, written on Militia return forms printed by Waidson, Welshpool; with printed copies of Gweddi o Ddiolchgarwch, 1810, and Gweddi i'w harfer ... hyd y parhao clefyd presennol ei Fawrhydi, 1810.

Cyfreithjeu Hywel Dda ...

A copy of William Wotton: Cyfreithjeu Hywel Dda ac eraill, seu Leges Wallicae ..., London, 1730. Manuscript annotations have been added to the text by Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain') [see under 'Tarddiad']. Within the volume is the title page of Llyft Gweddi Gyffredin, 1710, with genealogical memoranda of a Roberts family, 1736-1795.

Dictionarium Duplex

An imperfect copy of John Davies [Mallwyd]: Antiquae Linguae Britannicae ... et Linguae Latine Dictionarium Duplex, 1632, with marginal notes consisting of medical prescriptions and poetry.

Davies, John, 1567-1644

Emyn-donau ac anthemau

A book of hymn-tunes and anthems described as 'Hen Lyfr Dafydd Jones, Bont'. The majority of the items are anonymous. The following composers are represented: 'R. W.', W. J. White, B. Mills, 'T. W.', J[ohn] Edwards, Llangadog, R[ichard] Mills ['Rhydderch Hael'], J[ohn] A[mbrose] Lloyd and J. C. Edwards ('Minimus'). Pasted to the back cover is a printed copy of 'Pennillion i'w Canu yn Nghylchwyl Cymdeithas Ddirwestol Penllyn'.

England's Warninge-peece ...

Transcripts of England's Warninge-peece, or the History of the Gun powder Treason with some notable passages not hitherto published; An Act for a publicke Thanks-giving to Almighty God, on the fifth day of November every year; and of 'The Turkes Letter to the Emperor, sent the yeare, 1663'.

Gwaith 'Robin Ddu Eryri' ac 'Ellis Bryn Coch'

A pocket book containing holograph addresses on temperance by Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri') and press cuttings of poems by him, 1858-1864. Pasted in the book are the following cartoons by 'Ellis Bryn Coch' [Ellis Owen Ellis]: 'Y Gymry pa bryd y dryllir y sgriw a'r ganwyll'; 'Dirwest'; 'Cyfiawnder yr Hen Gorff cladd n[sic] yr anuwiol rhag iddo winco'; and 'Myfyr Morganwg [Evan Davies] ag Ab Ithel [John Williams]'; and a drawing of the re-opening of St Peter's Church, Ruthin.

Gwaith Thomas Wiliems,

A collection of 'cywyddau' and 'englynion' mainly in the early hand of Thomas Wiliems, otherwise called Thomas ap William, of Trefriw, with a few items in his later hand. The poets represented are Iorwerth Beli, G[o]ronwy Gyriog, Owen ap Llywelyn [ap] Moel [y Pantri], Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Lewis Môn, Tudur Aled, Lewis Daron, Guto'r Glyn, Iolo Goch, Inco Brydydd, Thomas Prys, Ieuan Brydydd Hir [Hynaf], Llawdden, Ieuan Deulwyn, Rhys Nanmor, Rhys Pennardd, Robin Ddu ap Siencyn Bledrydd, Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Ithel ap Rhys, Gwilym ab Ieuan Hen, Tudur Penllyn, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Llywelyn ab y Gutun, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Mastr Harri, Ieuan [D]ew Brydydd, Rhys Goch Glyndyfrdwy, Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, Gruffudd Gryg and Gutun Owain. There is a section at the end of the book in another hand of the close of the sixteenth century. Simwnt Vychan wrote one of the poems in this section. There are marginal notes, mainly genealogical, by John Davies, Rhiwlas, Llansilin throughout the entire manuscript.

Wiliems, Thomas, 1545 or 1546-1622?

Llyfr nodiadau

A memorandum book by John Watkins, Tre'rddol, Corwen, containing prose, poetry and accounts, including 'sylwadau ar yr Angenrheidrwydd am Ymfydeth ar y Cymru'; 'Darlith ar Ddiwygiad Gwladol, 1865'; copies of letters addressed to Yr Herald on political questions, 1867-1868; a letter to Braich y Cafn quarrymen; an address upon the coming of age of the Honourable C. H. Wynn, Rûg; 'Galargan i Robert Jones, y Gro, Bettws Gwerfyl Goch'; '4 pennill i Afon Alwen, 1865'; notes of sermons preached at 'cymanfa Bethel', 1866; 'Anerchiad i'r flwyddyn 1868'; a list of church members and their attendance, 1867; accounts of mutton sold, 1867; and a particular of Ty ucha farm.

Medical recipes and miscellanea

Collections of medical recipes and miscellaneous items, including copies of a prophecy by Merlinus de Albania concerning the six last kings of England, and the second prophecy of Mother Shipton; 'Rheolau ynghylch Llafuriaeth neu Hwsmonaeth'; 'gwers i stopio gwaed, 1634'; verses beginning 'Drwy fy ngwsyg i rwi yn dy weled'; a fragment of a 'cywydd brud' beginning 'Breuddwydion beir a ovdwyd'; 'englynion'; a sheet out of a pedigree manuscript containing also four lines of a 'cywydd' by Richard Kynwal, and a return of land tax for the township of Cynlas, 1766.


A book of forms for compiling a register of freeholders, 1788, under An Act for the better securing the rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Election, with an incomplete copy of the Act and its schedules; medical recipes; an anecdote relating to St Peter crying at the gate of Jerusalem; an elegy on the death of Kydwalader Jones, Rhuwarth by John Cain [? Jones]; and the certificate of ordination of William Roberts at Pennal, 13 June 1839.

Penybontfawr Manuscripts,

  • Fonds
  • [1565x1899].

A collection of manuscripts from the library of Baldwyn Lloyd Roberts, Penybontfawr, including poetry in the hand of Thomas Williems, otherwise Thomas ap William, of Trefriw; sermons; medical recipes and prescriptions; commonplace books; a book of sheep ear-marks; addresses and poetry by Robert Parry ('Robin Ddu Eryri'); a volume of music and a tune-book; copies of printed works; and transcripts and miscellanea.

Roberts, Baldwyn Lloyd, Penybontfawr.


A book of sermons written in 1610. A receipt by John Jones, clerk, to 'Mr Morgan', vicar of Llanhasaph [i.e. Llanasa], 8 December 9 James I [1611], entered in the book suggests that it belonged to Evan Morgan, nephew of Bishop William Morgan. There are tithe and building accounts in the original hand. Later entries include lists of children of the Corwen and Gwyddelwern districts attending a local school, medical recipes and a copy of a brief on behalf of John Jones of Aberdaron, miller. In the middle of the eighteenth century the manuscript belonged to Evan Thomas, Cwmhwylfod.

Pregethau ac arolwg

Notes of sermons, a list of texts preached on at Wern, and a survey and valuation of properties. The book belonged to Esarah Watkin, 24 July 1845.

Thesaurus Rerum Ecclesiasticarum

A copy of the second edition by Browne Willis of John Ecton's Thesaurus Rerum Ecclesiasticarum, London, 1754, with manuscript notes by Samuel Edwards, mercer and citizen of London, 1755.