File NLW MS 24014E. - Plas Cadnant pedigree book

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NLW MS 24014E.


Plas Cadnant pedigree book


  • [late 18 cent.]-[1840s] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

181 ff. (paginated i-iv, 1-298, 309-328, 331-370; some pages blank, including 14-36, 284-9, 334-40, 348-51, 356-70) ; 370 x 235 mm.

Reversed calf over boards with blind tooling; Price family arms stamped in black ink on front cover; 'PEDIGREES & MANUSCRIPTS' (red morocco label on spine).

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Archival history

Bookplate of Price family of Plas Cadnant inside front cover.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bloomsbury Auctions; London; Purchased at auction, lot 32; 28 October 2010; 006053540.

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Scope and content

A volume, [late 18 cent.]-[1840s], containing pedigrees, in several hands, mostly of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire families. The earlier portions, [late 18 cent.] (pp. 37-140), were copied mostly from Llyfr Melyn Tyfrydog (now NLW MS 23969F); later additions, [?1820s] (pp. 5, 151-283), are derived from the Taicroesion Manuscript (now NLW MS 19058E and Bangor MS 13564) or from intermediate copies.
A note by Jonathan Jones of Caernarfon in NLW MS 825D (inside front cover), dated 1855, describes the present volume as having been copied 'about 60 years ago from Llyfr Melyn Tyfrydog' by Robert Jones, for John Price (d. 1804) of Mona Lodge, Amlwch, with the pedigrees being continued by Price's son, John Price of Cadnant. The volume also includes descriptions of the Five Royal Tribes of Wales and the Fifteen Tribes of Gwynedd, partly in Welsh (pp. 137-150), and various antiquarian notes and statistics [in the hand of John Price of Cadnant] (pp. 290-355), including lists of Anglesey Sheriffs to 1843 (pp. 309-323), and transcripts relating to Amlwch parish church (pp. 341-347). Items loose within the volume, including a pedigree of the Bulkely family in the hand of John Price (watermark 1825), and a newspaper cutting, [1881], listing Caernarvonshire landowners, have been put in an archival envelope. The contents of the manuscript are listed on pp. i-iv, 1-2.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

5 ff. cut out between pp. 298 and 309; 1 f. cut out between pp. 328 and 331; joints splitting.

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Related units of description

For papers of the Price family of Plas Cadnant see Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections MSS 6841-7029, 26368-26379.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 24014E.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2012.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones.

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  • Text: NLW MS 24014E; $q - 5 ff. cut out between pp. 298 and 309; 1 f. cut out between pp. 328 and 331; joints splitting.