- [1585x1685] (Creation)
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139 ff. (ff. 1-14 missing; foliated 15-154, with f. 114 numbered twice).
Bound in dark green morocco; arms of Henry Pelham Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Line, embossed in gilt on upper cover.
Formerly in the Duke of Newcastle's library of Clumber Park, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.
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Scope and content
An incomplete folio manuscript containing genealogies, mainly of North Wales families, written towards the end of the sixteenth century, together with extensive additions, revisions, and critical observations in a number of hands (including 'H.R.' amd 'E.Ll.') of approximately the period 1633-1685. The volume is a compilation from various sources, of which some are specified, e.g. the hands of books of Lewys ap Edward, H[umphrey] L[lwyd], Simwnt Vychan, Lewys Dwnn (based in one instance on 'llyfr koch o bowys' - 'Pechod na losgid y llyfr hwnnw'), Ievan Llwyd Jeffrey, Geo[rge] Owen, Gruff[ydd] Hiraethoc, W[illia]m Llyn, William Kynwal, John 'vn llawioc', 'Mr. Puleston o Drefalyn', Guttyn Owen, 'y llyfr dv o gaer vyrddin', etc.
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Language and script notes
Welsh, English, Latin.
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ff. 1-14 missing.
The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
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Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 11610D.
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- Lewis ab Edward, fl. 1541-1567 (Subject)
- Llwyd, Humphrey, 1527-1568 (Subject)
- Simwnt Fychan, approximately 1530-1606 (Subject)
- Dwnn, Lewys, approximately 1550-approximately 1616 (Subject)
- Ieuan Llwyd Sieffrai, fl. ca. 1575-1639 (Subject)
- Owen, George, 1552-1613 (Subject)
- Gruffudd Hiraethog, -1564 (Subject)
- Wiliam Llŷn, 1534 or 5-1580 (Subject)
- Cynwal, Wiliam, -1587 or 1588 (Subject)
- Gutun Owain, fl. 1450-1498 (Subject)
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.