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Achau a barddoniaeth

A volume, 17 cent., containing pedigrees and poetry, the pedigrees being of considerable interest as many of them have been brought down to 1670 and later. Three places entered in the list of contents - Festiniog, Nanheudwy and Rhiw bebyll - do not appear in the body of the manuscript, while Rhiw Saeson (p. 174) is omitted from the table of contents. The volume also contains miscellaneous poetry in Welsh and English. The pagination is defective (see under 'Extent & Medium') and it is possible that the paginator made a page for page copy of a manuscript in which these pages were wanting.

Agoriadau Datguddiad Creadigaeth y Nefoedd

Transcript, written by Owen Owens about 1813 (p. 183), of Agoriadau Datguddiad Creadigaeth y Nefoedd, &c., Bodedern, 1761, by Thomas Williams of Talybont, Carnarvonshire. The transcript starts on p. 26 of the printed text and finishes on p. 210.

An account of the Morris family

A volume, compiled c. 1774, containing an account of the family of Morris of Piercefield in Monmouthshire and of their connections in the West Indies and in the United States. Also included are additions of a later date.


A volume containing an interlude by Ellis Roberts (Elis y Cowper) copied, 1889, by William Roberts (Gwilym Cowlyd) "o lyfr Robin Delynwr". The characters are Tameinia, her daughter Teresia, their steward Argulus, who eventually marries Teresia, Crintach y Cybydd, Howel Feddal, Mr Cnafri, etc.


A volume containing an incomplete interlude in an unknown hand (possibly Arthur Jones, whose name appears on p. 62), in which the chief characters include Warwig, Tobit, Gabael, Raguel, Sara and Anna.

Antiquitates Parochiales Insulae Monae

A volume containing a copy of a work on the parishes of Anglesey by the Rev. Henry Rowlands, author of Mona Antiqua, and other works. This copy was transcribed by 'G. M.' [William Morgan] in 1726 and was printed, with a translation, in the Arch. Camb., 1st Series, vols I-IV. At the end of the volume (p. 143) there is a tract entitled Bellum Mariscum, which was not published in the Arch. Camb.

Rowlands, Henry, 1655-1723

Arcangelo Corelli: Music

A volume containing parte prima Sonate a Violino e Violoncello o Clauicimbalo ... da Arcangelo Corelli da Fusignano and Opera Quinta.

Corelli, Arcangelo, 1653-1713 Music (1700), NLW MS 151C

Arguments for maintaining the courts of the Marches

A volume containing an outline of a speech by Sir Francis Bacon, together with the replies of Sergeants Hulton and Harris, before the Privy Council, April 1608. The speech and its responses express support and opposition regarding the contention that Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire were part of the Marches of Wales.

Assize rents of Tindaethwy

A rent roll of assize rents, dated 22 October 1649, relating to the commote of Tindaethwy, Anglesey. Names of landowners, villes and gwelïau, and names of tenants and their holdings are given.

Baptismal register of Craig y Bargoed Chapel

The register of baptisms at Craig y Bargoed Chapel from 9 November 1831 to 14 November 1838, the ministers officiating being the Reverend J. Jones (9 November 1831-27 September 1835) and the Reverend Thomas Rees, D.D. (1815-1885) (18 September 1836-14 November 1838); at the other end of the book are notes relating to a sermon on Romans X.14 in the hand of Thomas Rees.


An interesting collection of Welsh poetry, mostly second half 17 cent., much of which is not found elsewhere. The work, most of which was written 1650-1660, appears to be in the hand of Robert Lloyd, although pp. 109-134 are in an earlier hand and it is also possible that some of the poems (either p. 152 or p. 195) are in the hand of Edward Morris of Perthillwydion; the writing is in places very indistinct. Also included (p. 107) is a copy of a bond dated 30 January 1656 and medical recipes (p. 155).

Lloyd, Robert, 17 cent. Transcript of poetry, NLW MS 434B


A volume containing poetry, in Welsh, copied from the Myfyrian Archaeology by the Reverend Thomas Price (Carnhuanawc) (1787-1848).


A manuscript containing miscellaneous poetry in different hands, the earlier part c. 1710-1720; englynion and fragments of verse have been scribbled in the blank margins of the volume throughout. The manuscript also contains various extracts, notes, etc. Pagination is incorrect (see under Nifer Dail).

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