File NLW MS 24200G. - Pedigree of John Edwards of Stansty

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NLW MS 24200G.


Pedigree of John Edwards of Stansty


  • 1654-[?1670s] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 roll (8 membranes) : Parchment ; 4910 x 350 mm. (tapered at upper end).

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Randle Holme II

Archival history

Item No. 49 in Maggs Bros. Ltd., Catalogue 1324 - Books and Readers in Early Modern Britain (1478-1700) III ... (London, 2002); sold by Maggs Bros. to Madoc Books in January 2002.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Madoc Books; Llandudno; Purchase; January 2023; 994500195902419.

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Scope and content

Pedigree and achievement, 1654, of John Edwards (1619-1673) of Stanste [Stansty], Denbighshire, compiled and executed by Randle Holme II, containing thirty-nine other fully painted coats of arms, mostly impaled, tracing Edwards's descent in the male line from Coel Godebog and Cadwalader ap Cadwallon, through their mutual descendant Rhodri Mawr, alongside his paternal grandmother's descent from Morion ap Morgenew, Lord of Dyffryn Clwyd.
The names of individuals, together with additional biographical and genealogical information, are enclosed in roundels, with those of the earliest royal and noble figures being surmounted by crowns, coronets or caps of maintenance as appropriate. The pedigree is mostly arranged as two parallel lines of descent, except the final three generations where other relatives such as siblings and John Edwards's son and stepchildren are recorded, without heraldry. The title, beginning 'The Genealogie or Pedegree of John Edwards of Stanste', is given in a scroll cartouche at the head of the roll; the achievement of John Edwards, with eleven quarterings, is placed at the foot. There are a few additions in a different hand, [?1670s], including notice of the marriage of John Edwards the younger (aged 2 in 1654) to Mary, daughter of the Rev. Robert Lloyd of Llanychan; two sections of text appear to have been altered by scraping away the original ink. The pedigree is an example of Style 3 in Michael Powell Siddons, Welsh Pedigree Rolls (Aberystwyth, 1996), pp. 11-12.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English

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One coat of arms rubbed.

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WPR 434 in Michael Powell Siddons, 'Welsh Pedigree Rolls – Additions and Corrections', National Library of Wales Journal, 32.4 (Winter 2002), 433-442 (p. 437).

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2024.




Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Jones.

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