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Diocese of Llandaff Records

  • GB 0210 LLANDAFF
  • Fonds
  • 1465-2016

Records relating to the administration of the diocese of Llandaff and Dean and Chapter of Llandaff Cathedral from the seventeenth century, comprising episcopal registers, bishops' transcripts, marriage bonds and affidavits, and chapter act books, as well as records relating to: the ordination, appointment and resignation of clergymen and other individuals; the licensing of curates and other individuals; the licensing and consecration of land and buildings; faculty papers; dilapidations and sequestrations; augmentations, the creation of new parishes and boundary changes; dissenters' meeting houses; episcopal revenues and accounts; charities; parochial returns; deeds; consistory courts; visitations; correspondence; and miscellaneous volumes and papers.

Additional papers of the Diocese of Llandaf comprising the Bishop's Visitations for 2002 and 2006 - 9 large archive boxes in April 2015.

Church in Wales. Diocese of Llandaff

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.

Aberystwyth Shipping Records,

  • GB 0210 ABERSHIP
  • Fonds
  • 1856, 1862-1914 /

Crew accounts and agreements (generally known as crew lists) and logbooks, together with associated papers and correspondence, 1856-1914, for vessels registered at the port of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.

Great Britain. General Register and Record Office of Shipping and Seamen.

Pitchford Hall (Ottley) Papers

  • GB 0210 PITORD
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1150]-1949

Family and estate papers of the family of Ottley of Pitchford Hall, Shropshire, of Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool (1784-1851), and later of the Cotes family, including extensive correspondence, 1684-c.1793, mostly centered on Adam Ottley (1653-1723), bishop of St Davids, and Adam Ottley (1685-1752), registrar of St Davids, including a series of letters from Browne Willis (1682-1760), 1716-1723, and some civil war correspondence and literary papers, 16 cent.-18 cent; estate papers, mainly deeds relating to Pitchford Hall, Salop, mainly in the areas of Bridgnorth and Pitchford, with some lands in adjoining counties, c. 1150-1820; including almost a thousand medieval deeds.

Ottley family, of Pitchford Hall

Peniarth Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 PENIARTH
  • Fonds
  • 1362-1963 /

Estate and family papers of Owen and Wynne families of Peniarth, Merionethshire, [15 cent.]-[19 cent.], including groups relating to Mostyn of Nant and Mostyn and Williams of Penbedw, Flintshire, to Maurice of Lloran, Denbighshire, and to Corbet of Ynysmaengwyn, Merionethshire, including estate papers, 1630-1870, rentals and accounts; deeds, 1361/2-1963, mainly for Peniarth, Aberllefenni, Penbedw, Drenewydd and Mallwyd estates; legal papers, 1539-1848; industrial papers, 1615-1852; county administration, 1468-1874; and non-family trust papers, 1468-1878, mainly relating to the Ynysymaengwyn estate.

Wynne family, of Peniarth

American autograph album of John Griffith (Gohebydd)

  • NLW MS 24173B.
  • File
  • 1866-1868 (mostly 1866-1867)

Autograph album, 1866-1868, belonging to the journalist John Griffith (Gohebydd), compiled during visits to Reconstruction Era America to report for Baner ac Amserau Cymru. The album contains eighty-four signatures and inscriptions, mainly by Senators and other senior politicians and social reformers (ff. 3-49).
The signatories include the future Presidents James A. Garfield (f. 32) and U[lysses] S. Grant (f. 37), future Vice-Presidents Tho[mas] A. Hendricks (f. 7) and Schuyler Colfax (f. 26), Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (f. 36), presidents pro-tem of the Senate L[a] F[ayette] S. Foster (f. 19) and B[enjamin] F. Wade (f. 22), the abolitionists and social reformers Frederick Douglass (f. 38), Wendell Phillips (f. 45) and Anna E. Dickinson (f. 46), the actor James E. Murdoch (f. 41) and the writer R[alph] Waldo Emerson (f. 43). A few autographs are of Welshmen (ff. 44, 49).

Griffith, John, 1821-1877

Letters to Elwyn Davies

  • NLW MS 21711E.
  • File
  • 1934-1981

Letters to Elwyn Davies, translator and poet, from literary friends. They contain personal news and observations on the correspondents' own writing, on Anglo-Welsh literature and on current affairs in Wales. The main correspondents are Raymond Garlick (44) 1963-1980, Glyn Jones (23) 1934, 1944-1981, and Roland Mathias (7) 1965-1972.

Davies, Elwyn, 1912-1994

Megan Lloyd George diary

  • NLW MS 23138B
  • File
  • 1941

Diary for the period 30 September-9 December 1941 of Lady Megan Lloyd George (1902-66), Member of Parliament for Anglesey, 1929-51, and for Carmarthen, 1957-66, containing occasional entries relating to the progress of the Second World War with references to Winston Churchill and other contemporary figures.

Lloyd George, Megan, 1902-1966

Jack Edwards manuscripts

  • GB 0210 JACRDS
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1936

Letters from Jack Edwards in Cincinnati, Ohio, to his family, 1880-1887, relating family matters, his work and singing engagements and news of the Welsh community in Cincinnati; programme cards of various concerts and festivals, 1882-1885; music notebooks of Jack Edwards, Edward Edwards and others, [19th century]-[early 20th century]; account and memoranda books of Edward Edwards' bookselling and binding business, 1854-1895; correspondence of Edward and Jack Edwards, including some in Esperanto, mainly on musical and literary matters, 1881-1936; and other original manuscripts of Jack Edwards, [before 1942].

Edwards, Jack, 1853-1942.

Emigration from Cardiganshire to Ohio,

  • NLW ex 2481.
  • File
  • 1988, 2007.

Four genealogical studies of Welsh families who emigrated from Cardiganshire to Jackson County, Ohio, compiled by the donor. They comprise David J. Thomas and his wife Jessdinah (1988); the Roderick family of Tyn-y-mynydd, Blaenpennal (2007); the Williams family of Bronyfynwent, Lledrod (2007); the Williams family of Henbant, Lledrod (2007); together with a copy of Reverend William R. Evans, History of Welsh settlements in Jackson and Gallia counties of Ohio (1988).

Theatrum historicum et chronologicum

  • NLW MS 13186D.
  • File
  • [1662x1725]

An interleaved copy of Christoph Helwig, Theatrum historicum et chronologicum . . ., Ed. sexta (Oxoniae, 1662), with some manuscript additions (the solar cycle, lunar cycle, Dominical letter, the date of Easter, and the corresponding year in the Hegira or Mohammedan era, etc.). Written on some of the blank leaves at the beginning and end of the volume are genealogical memoranda concerning the family of Humphrey Humphreys, bishop of Bangor and afterwards of Hereford (see also the note facing p. 178), and facing one of the pages of the Index there is a list of dates concerning William Lloyd, bishop of St. Asaph.

Helwig, Christoph, 1581-1617

Edward Griffith manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSEDGRIFF
  • Fonds
  • [17 cent., first ¼]-[1913x1918]

Papers, [17 cent., first ¼]-[1913x1918], many in Edward Griffith's hand or collected by him, including manuscripts of Evan Jones (Ieuan Gwynedd), David Richards (Dafydd Ionawr) and Robert Oliver Rees; material relating to Dolgellau and surrounding districts and to Mary Jones and her journey to Bala; papers of Lewis Williams, Llanfachreth; genealogical material and correspondence relating to Merionethshire Quaker families; and miscellaneous correspondence, poetry, transcripts and notes.

Griffith, Edward, 1832-1918

Diaries of Maggie Humphreys, Arvonia, Oage County, Kansas,

  • NLW ex 2709.
  • File
  • [2011].

Transcript by Ann J. Armentrout Rogers, [2011], of a daily journal kept by Margaret (Maggie) Price Humphreys from 1903 to 1925, in which she records the activities and happenings in the Welsh settlement of Arvonia in Kansas.

Humphreys, Maggie.

Letters from Welsh emigrants in America

  • NLW MS 17441i-iiE.
  • File
  • 1846-1955

Two groups of letters from Welsh emigrants to America, 1846-1847, 1870-1878, together with letters relating to emigration from Wales, 1948-1955.

Plas Power Estate Records and Papers

  • GB 0210 PLASPOWER
  • Fonds
  • [c.1300], 1414-[?c.1960]

Estate, financial, legal, personal, domestic, industrial and commercial papers of the several families who held the Plas Power estate, notably the Myddeltons, Lloyds and FitzHughs, including some papers relating to the Myddelton family of Chirk and their estates.

Plas Power Estate (Wales and England).

Elizabeth Baker Papers,

  • GB 0210 ELIKER
  • Fonds
  • 1740-1798 /

Papers of Elizabeth Baker, 1740-1798, comprising correspondence, 1743-1798; copies of verses, including some relating to the impeachment of Warren Hastings; correspondence relating to legal matters arising from the mining partnership and the ownership of the Nannau estate, 1779-1781; journals relating to silk worms, 1779-1782; and papers concerning politics, literature, and current events, 1740-1798.

Baker, Elizabeth, ca. 1720-1789

Herbert Stanley Jevons Papers,

  • GB 0210 HERONS
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1963 /

Papers mainly relating to the published work of Herbert Stanley Jevons, 1895-1963, correspondence on overseas development, coal and economics, 1909-1949; correspondence on housing in Wales, 1912-1914; papers relating to Ethiopia, 1935-1955, including correspondence with Emperor Haile Selassie I, 1937-1953; letters between Herbert Stanley Jevons and John Maynard Keynes, 1930-1936.

Jevons, Herbert Stanley, 1875-

Sir John Rhŷs papers

  • GB 0210 JORHYS
  • Fonds
  • [1822]-1953

Papers, [1822]-1953, of John Rhŷs, comprising a considerable group of letters to him, 1860-1915, including those from fellow researchers, friends and family; material, 1864-1919, relating to his published works, including manuscript drafts of books, articles, and addresses; and research notes, 1836-[1920x1945]. There are also personal and professional papers, [1822]-1953, belonging to, and accumulated by, John Rhŷs; and papers, 1862-[1947], relating to various family members, among them a substantial body of material accumulated by Myvanwy Rhys for a proposed biography of her father.

Rhys, John, Sir, 1840-1915

Brogyntyn manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSBROG
  • Fonds
  • [12 cent, first ½]-[1960s]

Important mediæval manuscripts and later literary and historical manuscripts, [12 cent, first ½]-[late 19 cent.], reflecting the collecting interests of the Maurice and Owen families of Clenennau and Brogyntyn.
They include an important mid-fifteenth century miscellany of prose and verse in Middle English (Brogyntyn MS II.1); English and Welsh poetry; plays; astrology and prophecies; chronicles of the history of Britain, one of which is a thirteenth century version of Historia Regum Britanniæ of Geoffrey of Monmouth (Brogyntyn MS I.7); a lute book, [c. 1595] (Brogyntyn MS I.27); a copy of the laws of Hywel Dda [1625x1632] (Brogyntyn MS I.12); legal precedents and other papers of legal interest in Latin and English; pedigrees, genealogy and heraldry of North and South Wales families; religious treatises, prayers, devotions and sermons; a seventeenth-century Latin-Welsh dictionary and other manuscripts of linguistic interest; extracts from classical literature; commonplace books; academic notes; copies of significant historical letters and documents; political tracts; moralistic and philosophical works; memoranda, journals and private papers of members of the Anwyl and Owen families; a few Brogyntyn estate and trust papers, 1727-1792; and notes on public offices and official papers deriving from the administration of Oswestry Corporation, 1660, 1673. Some ancilliary materials, [19 cent, second ½]-[1960s], mostly correspondence and notes relating to individual manuscripts, are also included (MSS I.27a, II.1a, II.10a, II.22a, II.42a, II.54(h), II.56a).

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