Llanstephan MS 159 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
Welsh arms and pedigrees,
- 1791 / (Creation)
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i-xii, 180 pp. Bound in vellum.
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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.
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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), p. 743.
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Available on microfilm at the Library.
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Formerly Crosswood MS 5.
Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 159 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales