File NLW MS 23944C. - Genealogy of the Lloyd family,

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NLW MS 23944C.


Genealogy of the Lloyd family,


  • 1900-[1940s] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

iii, 54 ff. with insertions (original pagination 1-81 continued to end, pp. 69-75 blank) ; 230 x 215 mm.

Leather over boards with gold tooling and gold fillets; five raised bands on spine; 'LLOYD' (in gold on front cover), 'PEDIGREE' (in gold on spine).

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Archival history

Addresses of the volume's owners, 1903-1939, are listed on p. ii; in the possession of Mrs Juliet Pratt (b. 1925) of Perth, Western Australia, daughter of Guy Ynyr Llewelyn Lloyd, until around 2004 when it was collected by her cousin Marigold Morphy.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Marigold Morphy (great-granddaughter of Llewelyn Lloyd); Yarmouth; Donation; April 2006; 004584675.

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Scope and content

A volume, 1900-[1940s], detailing the history of the Lloyd family of Cwm Bychan, near Harlech, Merioneth, containing numerous painted coats of arms, illuminated initials and other illustrations. It was begun in 1900 by Llewelyn Lloyd and added to probably by his son Guy Ynyr Llewelyn Lloyd and other descendants.
The main body of the text (pp. 9-67) chronicles the descent of the family from the 10th century figure, Gwaethvoed Vawr (p. 9), via the lords of Nannau, Merioneth (pp. 17-39), to the Llwyds of Cwm Bychan (pp. 41-49), and then to their descendants in Flintshire, including the Rev. John Lloyd of Caerwys (pp. 52-57) and Angharad Llwyd (pp.58-59), Llewelyn Lloyd (pp. 64-65) and Guy Ynyr Llewelyn Lloyd (pp. 66-67). Successive generations, each with painted coats of arms, are recorded on a recto and additional information inserted on the verso opposite. Prefatory material (pp. v-vi, 1-8) includes heraldic devices and quotations. Items pasted into the volume include bookplates, 1747-[late 19 cent] (inside front cover, p. i), photographs of gravestones and memorials, 1899-[?1920s] (pp. 27-28, 53, 64-65), a note concerning John Lloyd, [1793x1798], possibly in the hand of Thomas Pennant (p. 56e), and pedigrees drawn up by Philip H. Lawson of Chester, 1919 (pp. 46a-d, 56a-d). Another pedigree by Lawson, 1919, found loose in the volume, is in an archival envelope. An inscription by the donors, 2006, is on p. iii.

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Language of material

  • English
  • Latin
  • Welsh

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English, Latin, Welsh.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 23944C.

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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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Dates of creation revision deletion

November 2011.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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