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1 roll (5 membranes) : parchment ; 2900 x 770 mm.
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Name of creator
'Sir T[homas] M[aryon] Wilson Bt' (in ink on verso, [1798x1863]); exhibited at the Society of Antiquaries' Exhibition of Heraldic Documents and Manuscripts in 1862 (see 'Heraldic Exhibition at the Society of Antiquaries', The Herald and Genealogist, 1 (1863), 69-83 (p. 75)).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Samuel Gedge Ltd; Norwich; Purchase; November 2011; 006182013.
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Pedigree and achievement, , of Lewis Powell of Lamphey, Pembrokeshire, in the hand of the herald George Owen, Rouge Croix, with one hundred and twenty coats of arms, all emblazoned and painted. The pedigree is traced from 'Gwilim Cantington alias Cainton' of Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire, and 'Gwenlhian daughter of the Lord Rees ap Griffith', both depicted at the head of the pedigree in hand coloured portraits, and also from Rhirid Flaidd, from whom Powell's grandmother was descended. A number of collateral lines are depicted, including those of the Earls of Pembroke and of Worcester and the Warren family of Trewern, Nevern.
It should be noted that various sources, including Peniarth MSS 128, 131 and 132, give Gwilim Cantington's wife as Gwladus rather than Gwenllian (see P. C. Bartrum, 'Plant yr Arglwydd Rhys', National Library of Wales Journal, 14 (1965-66), 97-104 (p. 100)). The pedigree was checked and ratified by Owen and contains a certificate of authentication granting the arms to Powell, signed by Sir Richard St George, Clarenceaux King of Arms.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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Face of 'Gwenlhian' rubbed prior to accession at NLW; minor tears repaired at NLW.
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No. 419* in Michael Powell Siddons, Welsh Pedigree Rolls (Aberystwyth, 1996); see also Michael Powell Siddons, 'Welsh Pedigree Rolls - Further Additions and Corrections', NLWJ, 36.3 (2016), 266-270.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 24018G.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones.