File Peniarth MS 410 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Merioneth miscellanea,

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Merioneth miscellanea,


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Peniarth MS 410i Extent: 77 ff. (foliated 3 blank ff. + 71 ff. (folios 1-48 also paginated 1-107 pp.; folios 50-70 also foliated 1-20 ff.) + 3 blank ff.) ; Dimensions: 179 x 113 to 311 x 205 mm. Peniarth MS 410ii Extent: 85 ff. (foliated 3 blank ff. + 79 ff. + 3 blank ff.) ; Dimensions: 305 x 199 mm. Peniarth MS 410iii Extent: 12 ff. (foliated i ff. + 11 ff.) ; Dimensions: 378 x 277 to 400 x 295 mm. The first two parts were rebound at NLW. The third part was bound separately in boards in 1873.

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Transcripts of documents relating mainly to Merioneth: Instructions from the Council in the Marches to suppress felonies; charges to juries; a letter, with answer, to a gentleman in Wales touching suits in the Court of Star Chamber, 1598; a letter of recommendation of John Vaughan of Cair gay, 1601; a petition of the freeholders of Estymaner and Talpont; instructions to the Council in the Marches, 1606; a letter of Enianus, bishop of Bangor, to Lord John de Grey, 1310; orders for securing the peace of the Commonwealth; orders at Quarter Sessions, 1673; sentences against Hugh Nanney for incontinence, 1588, 1594; observations on tenures in Englefleld, Flintshire, and concerning a court held by Mr Mackworth; an order in the suit of Robert Lloyd v. Griffith Nanney, 1603; the opinion of George Lee concerning a Portuguese ship wrecked on the Merioneth coast, 1746; a draft petition for an Act to enclose Traeth Mawr and Traeth Bychan; a contract to erect a shire hall at Dolgelley, 1606; the divisions of Merioneth with their proportional assessments, 1689; a canvass for Mr Vaughan and a copy of R. W. Vaughan's address to Merioneth electors, 1796; a rental of Robert Morgan's estate; and the petition of Sir Robert Heath to Charles I.

Instructions to Sir William Bowes, Robert Bowes, and Lord Eure (Scottish border, 1589-1599), Sir George Carey in Ireland with the Earl of Essex, 1598, Mr Carrow Raleigh concerning musters, and Sir Thomas Shirley, Lord Sheffield, Dr Dale, and Mr Bodley (Low Countries, 1586-1598); instructions concerning the expedition to Spain, 1596; papers relating to the proposed Spanish marriage, 1623; speeches and petitions in Parliament, 1623-1626; a list of grants to the Duke of Buckingham and proceedings relating to his impeachment, 1626; and a letter by Ra: Eure, John Harbert, and Daniell Dunn from Breme, 1602.

Printed proclamations of the assumption of the style of King of Great Brittaine by James I, 1604, and of the calling in of testons, 2 Edward VI.
On the back of the former is a fragment of a Welsh poem beginning - 'a fi'n eiste'n obrydd...'

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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English, Latin.

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The descriptions are also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part I (Aberystwyth, 1940-3), 11-12.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Hengwrt MS 534.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 410 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: Peniarth MS 410 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 410.