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Hanes Lleyn ac Eifionydd,

An essay in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') on 'Hanes Lleyn ac Eifionydd'. The insets include pedigrees in the hand of Edw[ard] H. Owen, Ty Coch, near Carnarvon (with a covering letter), 1896, and T. E. Morris [Portmadoc], 1913.

Arms of Llŷn and Eifionydd,

A volume in the hand of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') containing an armorial of landed families of Llŷn and Eifionnydd. The sources quoted by the compiler include printed publications and inscriptions from the parish churchyards of Abererch, Llanor, Penmorfa, Rhiw, Llandegwning, Bryncroes and Llaniestyn.


Pedigrees (54 pp.) of various families in Caernarvonshire (Llŷn and Eifionydd), Montgomery, Merioneth, Denbigh and Anglesey, etc. transcribed by John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') from an unnamed source or sources, possibly early eighteenth century. The first page is marked 'Copy No. 28'. A loose press cutting in the volume contains a carol ('Carol Newydd') by [Gruffydd Roberts] 'Gyttyn Lleyn'.

Achau a mân gofion,

A composite volume mainly in the autograph of John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd') containing the names of some Caernarvonshire sheriffs arranged under houses in Llŷn and Eifionydd ('Y Tylwythau o ba rai y penodwyd Siryddion Sir Gaernarfon o Leyn ac Eifionydd'), pedigrees of various Llŷn families (Rhiw, Cefnamwlch, Saethon, Trygarn, Cefnllanfair and Madryn), notes on heraldry ('Arfau Bonedd'), more pedigrees (Nanhoron, Saethon, with a leaf from an older manuscript concerning Saython [sic]), short extracts from Caernarvonshire pedigrees concerning clergymen, etc., 'Traethawd byr, y'nghyd âg adfyfyriadau, ar Ach Iesu Grist .... wedi ei gyfieithu o Ffrangaeg Abb Giraudeau, a chwanegu atto, gan y Parchedig Dr. A. Clarke; a'i droi i'r Gymraeg gan T. Roberts' (printed extract incomplete), 'Arfau Bonedd' (Llŷn families), and a transcript of 'The Pedigree and Genealogy of the Ancient and Worshipfull Family of Jones of Llwyn Onn in the Parish of Wrexham and County of Denbigh collected out of the Books of Owen Salusbury of Rug Esqr. and other Authentick Genealogists by John Salusbury De Erbistock Anno Domini 1675'. Loose in the volume are a letter, ?1903, from the Reverend Evan Evans, Llansadwrn Rectory, Anglesey to 'Myrddin [Fardd'] (the name of a subscriber for the addressee's book, genealogical queries), and holograph verses by [Ebenezer Thomas] 'Eben Fardd' beginning 'Fenywod hawddgar! dowch o'n plaid'. The first section of the manuscript is marked 'Copy No 30'.

Cofnodion Eglwysig a Mynwentol ... Lleyn ac Eifionydd ...

'Cofnodion Eglwysig a Mynwentol Perthynol i Brif Deuluoedd Lleyn ac Eifionydd. Casgledig gan John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd')', being material similar to, but not identical with, that contained in Gleanings from God's Acre (Pwllheli, 1903). There are one or two insets in the autograph of W. W. E. Wynne, Peniarth and some loose papers in various hands, including an outline of proposals for redressing the inadequacy of Parliamentary representation (late 18th cent.).


Llŷn and Eifionydd pedigrees transcribed by John Jones ('Myrddin Fardd'). The following note in pencil occurs on the first page: 'Copiwyd yr oll o'r Llyfr hwn o Lewis Dwn'. Loose in the volume is a pedigree of Anwyl of Parkie, Criccieth in the autograph of W[illia]m W. E. Wynne of Peniarth, 1878. Letter 'O' on spine.

Arfau Bonedd,

A volume described on the title-page as 'Arfau Bonedd. John Jones Myrddin Fardd Llanystumdwy 1874' containing the coats of arms of various persons and families mainly from Llŷn and Eifionydd, Caernarfonshire, many of them illustrated in colour, others in the form of bookplates. The sources include tombstones and other monuments and the volume is in part complementary to Gleanings from God's Acre (Pwllheli, 1903). There are also a few loose papers, chiefly bookplates, and a letter, year not given, to 'Myrddin Fardd' from (Col.) John (?) F. Owen, Penmaen, Pwllheli (a genealogical query). A list of contents has been compiled and inserted with the manuscript.