File NLW MS 19058E - Pedigrees by John Elis, Tai Croesion

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NLW MS 19058E


Pedigrees by John Elis, Tai Croesion


  • 1723-[early 20 cent.] (Creation)

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1 volume

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It appears from correspondence, 1923, between J. E. Griffith and Sir John Ballinger (see NLW MS 1517E) that J. E. Griffith obtained the volume at a sale held after the death of Mr Lloyd Mostyn, Pengwern.

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A volume labelled on the spine 'Pedigrees by John Ellis, Tai Croesion. MS 1723' consisting of an earlier volume of pedigrees (pp. 9-200, recte 190) by and in the autograph of John Ellis, Taicroesion, [Llechyllched, Angelsey], interleaved with pedigrees in the autograph of J. E. Griffith (1843-1933), genealogist, with an index by him. There are numerous additions to the John Ellis pedigrees, some made in the eighteenth century, others made by J. E. Griffith. The John Ellis portion of the manuscript also contains some poetry, including 'Cowydd Trafferth y Byd ar Gyfraith' ('Anafus worth iawn ofyn...') by Tho. Prys (p. [156]), triads ('Dymma Drioedd Taliessin') (p. [159]), descriptions of arms, etc. There is also a note concerning windows in Clynnog church (p. [34]): this is referred to in An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Caernarvonshire, Vol. II, Central.

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A companion volume to this present volume is Bangor MS 13564 which was formerly in the possession of Mr R. D. Williams of Caernarfon.

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 19058E