Wales -- Genealogy -- Early works to 1800.



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Chronology, arms, pedigrees and poetry,

A manuscript containing a chronology, mainly of kings and rulers of Wales (pp. 1, 33-37, 43-48, 49-60, 100, 111-113); arms, mainly of kings and rulers of Wales (pp. 2-8, 9, 99); pedigrees, mainly of kings and rulers of Wales and England (pp. 9b-88, 89-98, 224-152, 155-158, 164-186, 188); and poetry, which includes triads (pp. 38-42, 100-110, 159-163, 187, 190).
The folios of different manuscripts, or of one manuscript written by different hands at different times, have been mixed together in binding.

Englynion y Beddau; Hanes Taliesin; &c.

A composite volume, mainly in the autograph of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), copied from manuscripts of Lewis Morris and others 'ynghylch y flwyddyn 1765' (p. i), including 'Englynion y Beddau' (pp. 1-15) and 'Englynion y Clywed' (pp. 15-28); 'Gildas Nennius' (pp. 49-60). The second part (ff. 1-35) contains 'Hanes Taliessin' (pp. 61-69); genealogies taken from a manuscript of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt (pp. 80-89); extracts from Dares Phrygius, Brut y Brenhinedd and Brut y Tywysogion (pp. 97-101); Bonedd y Saint (pp. 109-115); 'Hanes yr ymrysson rhwng Edmund Prys a W. Cynwal' (pp. 117-123); notes and extracts; etc.
A letter, 7 December 1758, from Lewis Morris, Penbryn, to Evan Evans, Llanllechid, is tipped into the volume (pp. 135-138).

Historical notes,

  • NLW MS 23278B
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  • [1584x1592], [1750x1799] /

An imperfect copy of David Powel, The historie of Cambria, now called Wales ... (London, 1584), containing many notes and comments on the text, including collation with other chronicles (Roger de Hoveden, Stow, Matthew Paris, Giraldus Cambrensis and Brut y Tywysogion, e.g. p. 333). Most of the notes are probably in the hand of George Owen Harry (c. 1553-c. 1614), rector of Whitechurch and Llanfihangel Penbedw, co. Pembroke (see signature on pp. 1 and 15 (first sequence) and notes on pp. xvi, 115, 193); included are a brief pedigree of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth (p. 63) and coats of arms, mostly in trick (pp. 28, 103, 115, 131-7, 193, 246, 392). An englyn on the death in 1569 of William Herbert, 1st earl of Pembroke, is written, probably by the same scribe, on p. viii. According to a note on p. 402, the scribe read the volume in 1584 and 1592. Several leaves are missing and the deficiency in the printed text is supplied on inserted leaves in a mid or late XVIII cent. hand.

George Owen Harry and others.


A manuscript containing pedigrees, which includes a list of the mothers of Welsh princes and their children.


A manuscript containing pedigrees written, at least in part, in 1633 (see p. 68).
There are several lacunae in the text.

Pedigrees, &c.

A volume in the hand of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing pedigrees taken from the manuscripts of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt (pp. 1-95); together with copies of the marginalia from the Book of St Chad in Lichfield Cathedral, being some of the earliest known examples of written Welsh (pp. 113-126); etc.

Vaughan, Robert, 1592-1667

Pedigrees, genealogies of saints, &c.,

A manuscript written c. 1634 (see p. 165) containing pedigrees (pp. 164-166, 189-215, 217-243); Bonedd y Saint (pp. 87, 216); 'Dosbarth Arveu' (pp. 167-188); proverbs (pp. 160-162); triads (pp. 259-260); 'Cantrevyd a chymydeu Cymru' (pp. 244-245); medical recipes (pp. 249-258); &c.
The manuscript is in the same hand as Llanstephan MSS 122-125 and may be that of John Pryce, rector of Mellteyrn (see p. 103).

[?John Pryce].

Pedigrees, history, &c.

A volume in the hand of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing pedigrees and genealogy (pp. 1-93, 117-133), including transcripts from Heraldic Visitations of Wales, Vol. II, pp. 67, 83, 97-111, 104-105, 107-109, 119, 122, 139-140, 285, 290-291 (pp. 1-21, 57-93, 131-133); words added by Dr John Davies, Mallwyd, to his Dictionary (pp. 97-110) and his additions to the Welsh proverbs (pp. 111-116); historical extracts (pp. 155-180, 210-230); etc.
The text beginning at p. 210 is from a manuscript of Wiliam Llŷn and contains Annales Oweni Glyndwr (see NLW MS 1991B and Peniarth MS 267, pp. 4-14).

The Bruts, genealogical tables and pedigrees,

A manuscript containing the Bruts (pp. 67-203, 213-292); genealogical tables (pp. 6-66); pedigrees (pp. 293-350); &c. The text is bi-columnar in several styles of writing and in different shades of ink but by one hand, probably that of Owain Gwynedd, except for pp. 138-139, which are in a later hand, possibly that of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt. Place names written in the margins at pp. 333-336, 340, 342-343 may be in the hand of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt. The volume has a label on the front cover in the same hand as most of the Peniarth Manuscripts and is numbered '3'.
Cf. Aneurin Owen's Catalogue of the Dwning MSS No. 3. This manuscript is described in the Bruts (Oxford, 1890) as 'Mr. Egerton Phillimore's Folio MS'. The text beginning at p. 67 agrees with that of Peniarth MS 212 (= Hengwrt MS 319). For the text beginning at p. 213 see Bruts, p. 349.

Owain Gwynedd and [?Robert Vaughan].

The five royal tribes of Wales, &c.

A manuscript in the autograph of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd) containing 'The Five Royal Tribes of Wales' (pp. 1-41); an extract from 'Llyfr Achau Guttyn Owain' (pp. 42-43); 'Sketches of British Etymology' (pp. 45-57); and the titles of Breton works (pp. 59-63).

Welsh arms and pedigrees,

A manuscript containing a collection of Welsh arms and pedigrees compiled and abridged from the works of several authors during the years 1697-1698 by John Gruffydd of Cae Cyriog, Ruabon, here transcribed and rendered into English by William Jones of Llangadfan. P. ix contains 'A list of the Heralds and Genealogists from whom the author compiled the following Book and the dates of their MSS'; amongst the names mentioned are Gutun Owain, William Salesbury of Rhug, John Salisbury of Erbistock and Foulk Owen of Nantglyn. At the beginning of the volume are loose papers which include two letters in the autograph of Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain'), one of which is dated 3 June 1799 and relates to the Board of Agriculture. At the end of the volume (pp. 155-166) are copies of letters from Robert Vaughan concerning Gwaithfoed, Lord of Cardigan, with a reply from Mr Kynaston of Pant y Byrsley.

William Jones.