File Peniarth MS 149 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Arfbeisiau teuluoedd Cymru

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Arfbeisiau teuluoedd Cymru


  • [c. 1560] x [1575] (Creation)

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116 ff. ; 184 x 127 mm.

Bound in blind-tooled calf, probably for Robert Vaughan.

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Laid down inside the upper cover is a note in the hand of Wiliam Llŷn of two dreams, dated 1575 [printed in RMWL and in T.H. Parry-Williams & Thomas Jones (eds.), Rhyddiaith Gymraeg, 2 vols (Caerdydd, 1954; 1956), II, p. 48]. On f. 107 (an inserted slip) are notes in the hand of Rhys Cain. Folios 108-11, original fly-leaves, are blank except for some Welsh text on f. 108 (reused paper). Notes in the hand of Robert Vaughan are on ff. i, 33 and 61. Perhaps Old Hengwrt Catalogue A, s.n. 'Y.1.2.14'. On f. iii, the signature of H. Vaughan, [17-18 cent.]. Parchment (ff. 7-23) and paper.

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A pedigree in roundlets, evidently copied from a roll, from Beli Mawr to Cynan ab Iago of Gwynedd, Tewdwr ab Einion of Deheubarth and Bleddyn ap Cynfyn of Powys (ff. 13-23 verso); an armorial in Welsh, of Pum Brenhinllwyth Cymru and other Welsh arms, painted, two to the page (ff. 24-80). All in the hand of Wiliam Llŷn. Above many of the arms in the armorial the name is written in pencil by a contemporary hand, not that of Wiliam Llŷn. On ff. 81 verso-86 verso are additions in the hand of Siôn Cain. Folios 1-12 verso and 87-102 are blank. The index on ff. 103-106 verso is in the hand of Robert Vaughan.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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A list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language (London, 1898-1905), I, 924.

Description based on Daniel Huws, A Repertory of Manuscripts and Scribes c.800-c.1800 (Aberystwyth, 2022), I, 400.

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Digital version available (November 2023)

Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Hengwrt MS 233.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 149 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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July 2023.


  • English



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Description revised by Maredudd ap Huw.

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 149.
  • Text: Peniarth MS 149 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..