File NLW MS 22999E. - Sylvanus Morgan pedigree book

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NLW MS 22999E.


Sylvanus Morgan pedigree book


  • [mid-17cent.] (Creation)

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21 ff. (paginated 1-42) ; 395 x 235 mm.

Quarter-leather and marbled boards.

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'Morgans Welsh Pedigrees' in gold on label pasted on front cover. Signatures, inside front cover, of Thomas Oldfield (d. 1866) and his son John Edward Oldfield, 1870, of Farm, Betws-yn-Rhos, Denbighshire.

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Bought from Tom Lloyd-Roberts, Caerwys, 1992.

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Pedigree book, [mid 17 cent.], each page consisting of a printed arrangement of fifteen empty roundels and eight shields to accommodate four generations, together with a larger shield for an achievement; partially used to enter the Welsh ancestry of King James I, based on George Owen Harry, The Genealogy of ... James ... King of great Brittayne ... (London, 1604) (see p. 38). Apparently in the hand of Sylvanus Morgan (1620-1693) whose pedigree appears on p. 1, although a note by J. E. Oldfield (inside front cover) suggests the scribe to have been Peter Vaughan, sometime of Jesus College, Oxford.

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Distressed binding with upper spine margins becoming detached. Care needed in handling (April 2013).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 22999E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 22999E; $q - Distressed binding with upper spine margins becoming detached. Care needed in handling (April 2013).