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Llawysgrif Boston o Gyfreithiau Hywel Dda

  • NLW MS 24029A.
  • Ffeil
  • [1350-1425]

A manuscript of the second half of the fourteenth century containing a Llyfr Blegywryd version of the Laws of Hywel Dda, with main text close to that of BL, Cotton, Titus D ix (siglum L). The manuscript was written by four scribes: scribe A (ff. 1-93), scribe B (f. 93), and the more cursive hand of scribe C (ff. 93 verso, 100-101 verso). Scribe D, of the early 15 cent. (f. 97), was responsible for the extraneous section of quire 12 (ff. 94-99), possibly part of another manuscript. This section includes the prayer Emyn Curig (ff. 98-99 verso).
The main text of folios 1-93 (to ln. 6 of f. 93) was transcribed line-for-line for Moses Williams, 'o lyfr William Philips o Aberhodni', in NLW, Llanstephan MS 75, when all but two leaves were present in the manuscript (ff. 7 & 17 being already lost).

A transcript of the present manuscript is available on the Welsh Prose (Rhyddiaith Gymraeg) 1350–1425 project website, and is available online at http://www.rhyddiaithganoloesol.cardiff.ac.uk/en/ms-home.php?ms=Bost5 (viewed December 2012)

Cyfreithiau Hywel Dda

  • NLW MS 11125A.
  • Ffeil
  • 1937

A photostat facsimile, dated 16 July 1937, of an incomplete manuscript, [14 cent., second ½]-[15 cent., first ¼], of the Laws of Hywel Dda in the Dimetian Code, then belonging to the Massachusetts Historical Society (MS 5).

Llyfr Gutyn Peris,

Miscellaneous transcripts by Griffith Williams ('Gutyn Peris'): 'Brut y Tywysogion' (680-1070) from a copy by Richard ap Hywel from a copy by Evan Evans ('Bardd ac Offeiriad'), 1800; an account of the opening of Llanddeiniolen eisteddfod, 1802, with a list of poets present; poems by 'Gutyn Peris' ('Awdl ar Ddedwyddwch', 1802; 'Penillion ar Bilile March, i annerch milwyr cartrefol swydd Gaernarfon pan ddarfu iddynt flaenori holl filwyr Brydain ... yn Iwerddon, a chynnyg myned yn erbyn y Ffrangcod i'r Hispaen ... 1812 ...'); notes on syntax; 'eglurhâd ar gân Merfyn ... Wyllt ... yn ... Ffrwyth Awen'; 'Cân Juvencus'; poems upon the marriage of David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'), 1803; an account of the red book of Angharad James and its contents, circa 1707; medical recipes; 'Cywydd i ofyn Gwddi' by 'Gutyn Peris'; 'englynion Bonedd a Chynheddfau'r Awen' by David Owen ('Dafydd Wynn o Eifion'), with answers by 'Gutyn Peris'; remarks on some passages in Plato's dialogue of the Immortality of the Soul; 'englynion' by Peter Evans; land measures from the Welsh laws; a note of books lent to Owen Jones, Tros y Waun; 'Awdl marwnad ein diweddar Frenhines Siarlod'; 'Rhandiroedd y Dyledogion' transcribed in 1833 from a manuscript written in 1623; 'englynion' exchanged between Richard Hughes and 'Gutyn Peris', and between William Edward, Llanberis, and 'Gutyn Peris'; 'englynion' by John Roberts '('Siôn Lleyn'); a note on an inscribed stone discovered at Ty Coch, Bangor, 1806; 'englynion' upon the death of 'Robyn Ddu o Feirion', 1805, by 'Gutyn Peris', 'Dafydd Ddu', and 'Siôn Lleyn'; 'englynion' by Thomas Edwards ('Twm o'r Nant'), 1809, and Robert Davies, Nantglyn; 'penillion' by 'Gutyn Peris', 1804; a note on a manuscript by Robert Hughes ('Robyn Ddu o Fôn'); 'Cywydd i Gras Lewis merch John Lewis, marsiandwr o Gaernarfon, 1803', by David Thomas ('Dafydd Ddu Eryri'); 'englynion a gant Dafydd Ddu o Eryri a Robyn Ddu o Feirion [a 'Gutyn Peris'] i Robert Thomas, Abercegin, Llandegai ... gwr o'r Edeirnion'; 'Cân newydd ystyriaethau ar waith amryw feirdd o Gymru yn goganu'r byd ... gan D. Ddu o Eryri 1801'; a poem upon the same subject by Griffith Williams, 1802; and accounts of the distribution of Gemwaith Awen Beirdd Collen.

Griffith Williams ('Gutyn Peris').

Titus and Elizabeth Evans papers

  • GB 0210 TIEANS
  • Fonds
  • 1590-1964 (accumulated 1890-1964)

Papers of and acquired by John Thomas Evans and his brother A. W. Wade-Evans 1590-1964, largely antiquarian in interest, comprising transcripts, mostly by J. T. Evans, of church records, 1902-1932, including parish registers for Haverfordwest, St Nicholas, Grandston, Llanwnda, Llanychlwydog and Llanllawer, Newport, Llanstinan, Fishguard, Nevern, Meline, and Dinas (St Brynach's), all of Pembrokeshire, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire and Rockingham, Northamptonshire; monumental inscriptions from Llanwnda and Newport churchyard, Manorowen and Fishguard, Pembrokeshire and Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire; and notebooks of some eminent Welshmen; printed articles and cuttings, [1901]-[1964]; drawings, [1898x1909]; rubbings of armorials from Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire altar vessels; correspondence, 1891-1940, addressed to J. T. Evans, A. W. Wade-Evans and various members of the Evans family, including a group of letters sent from Thomas Henry Evans when he was in South Africa; documents, articles and letters, 1766-1939, relating to various aspects of the interests and life of J. T. Evans in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire; historical and antiquarian material and notes, 1904-1938; miscellaneous collected printed material, manuscripts and deeds, 1579-[1928]; personal documents of J. T. Evans and A. W. Wade-Evans, such as licences and certificates, 1895-1964; together with some papers of their brother Thomas Henry Evans, including A copy of Y Llyfr Grôt a book written by T. H. Evans, of his experiences as a mining engineer in the Yukon district, Alaska, 1914; essays by and copied by T. H. Evans, [1859x1920]; and letters, [1859x1920].

Evans, J. T. (John Thomas), 1869-1940

Court of Great Sessions in Wales,

  • GB 0210 CGREATS
  • Fonds
  • 1541-1830 /

The main records of the court are: (1) civil side: plea rolls which is the formal record of civil actions, mainly debt, but from around 1700 only those actions which reached issue - an extremely small proportion in fact; docket rolls and books which serve as indexes to the plea rolls; prothonotary files which include draft pleadings, including those which did not reach issue, challenge pedigrees, insolvent debtors' papers and slander and libel papers where a defendant had moved for a writ a prohibition to halt the action being heard in the consistory court; feet of fines and common recoveries which are indexed in docket books of fines and recoveries and, for the Brecon circuit only, in the docket books of pleas and fines; and order books, which is a formal records of the court's orders in both civil and criminal cases; (2) Crown side: gaol files which include indictments, depositions of witnesses, recognizances, calendars of prisoners and coroner's inquests; indexes to criminal prosecutions for Flintshire (called Crown books, 1564-1666) and the Brecon circuit (called the Black Books, 1726-1830) though the order books already referred to contain formal records of orders to carry out sentences or to discharge prisoners; calendars rolls of indictments for Radnorshire, 1554-1659, Glamorgan, 1554-1603, Cardiganshire, 1541-1602, and Pembrokeshire, 1541-1622, 1674; and mainprize rolls (only six have survived) which list names of individuals bound over from one sessions until the next for an indefinite period; (3) equity side: pleadings of complainant and defendants together with interrogatories or set questions submitted to witnesses together with their replies; reports of the registrar of the court, decree books and bill books, the latter serving as indexes to the pleadings.

Great Britain. Court of Great Sessions.

Leges Howeli Boni

A volume containing a Latin text of the Laws of Hywel Dda transcribed, [1625x1632], by George William Griffith of Penybenglog, Pembrokeshire, from Merton College Oxford MS 323 which was then in the possession of the mathematician, astrologer and antiquarian Thomas Allen, Gloucester Hall and Trinity College, Oxford (see R. M. Thomson, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge, 2009), p. 248). It is one of thirteen surviving manuscripts containing the Latin text of the Welsh laws which belongs to redaction E as distinguished in Hywel D. Emanuel, The Latin Texts of the Welsh Laws (Cardiff, 1967), pp. 408-517.
The title-page, written in red and black inks, has a decorative initial 'H' with a miniature depicting Hywel Dda enthroned. The scribe writes a neat secretary hand reserving his legal hand for headings and Welsh words.

Griffith, George William, 1584-1655?