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Three volumes containing 'A History of the Town and County of Caermarthen' by 'Cyfrangwr', i.e., Alcwyn C. Evans. The work was awarded the prize and a gold medal at the National Eisteddfod at Carmarthen, 1867. It is divided into sections with the following headings: Preface; (i) Its ancient and present name and boundaries; (ii) Its rivers, lakes, and mountains; (iii) Its historical summary; [iv] The Town of Caermarthen. Volume III is an Appendix consisting of a genealogy of Sir Thomas Jones, Abermarlais; 'The Gentry of Caermarthenshire living in 1602' ('as given by Geo. Owen'); extracts from documents relating to places in the town and county of Carmarthen; the parliamentary representation of the town and county of Carmarthen; an abstract of a charter of King Henry III to Meredydd ab Rhys, 1257; a rent-roll of the town of Carmarthen, 1575; extracts from Leland's Itinerary; excerpts from the Liber Landavensis and The Book of St. Chad; a chart of the genealogy of the Welsh Princes; transcripts of oaths of the mayor, bailiffs, and constable; a transcript of a 'cywydd' written by Griffith Llwyd ap David ab Einion Lygliw on the trial of Morgan ab Davydd ab Llewelyn of Rhydodin (Edwinsford) in Caio, circa 1390, with an English translation; an English translation of the charter granted by Sir Guy de Brian, kt., to the burgesses of Laugharne (early 14th cent); and an 'Index to the County'.
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English, Welsh, Latin.
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Formerly known as Alcwyn C. Evans 14-16.
Preferred citation: NLW MSS 12369-12371B.
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- Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru (1867 : Carmarthen, Wales). (Subject)
- Johnes, Thomas, 1748-1816 -- Family (Subject)
- Owen, George, 1552-1613 (Subject)
- Henry III, King of England, 1207-1272 (Subject)
- Morgan ap Dafydd ap Llewelyn (Subject)
- Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion Lygliw, ca. 1380-ca. 1420 -- Translations into English (Subject)
- Maredudd ap Rhys Gryg, d. 1271 (Subject)
- Leland, John, 1506?-1552. (Subject)
- Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion Lygliw, ca. 1380- ca. 1420 (Subject)
- Guy de Bryan, d. 1349 (Subject)