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Abstracts of wills, etc.,

A notebook containing abstracts of wills and compiled pedigrees based thereon, largely pertaining to families in cos. Carmarthen and Pembroke. The volume is labelled 'Wills. Trelech &c.', and the greater part of the material relates to families in the parish of Trelech a'r Betws, e.g., Thomas of Rhosychen, Martin, Thomas of Nantyrafruwcha, Thomas of Parcybedw, Thomas of Treto, Twmpath, Cluntwmpath, and Llwyncrwn, John of Godredewi, Griffith of Blaengwelltog, Morgans of Rhosychen, Francis of Plasparke, Thomas of Gelly, Thomas of Pantronow, Francis of Plasparke, Morris of Pantronow, Rees of Penyceire, John of Perthygwenyn, Rees of Plasyparke, etc. Among other families recorded in the volume are Rees and Pryse of Rhydarbenne and Francis and Lloyd of Pantgilgane, parish of Llangeler, Hall of Begelly, etc., and White of St. Twinnels, etc. The pedigrees are supported in some cases by extracts from parish registers. At the end is a list of contents.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Alcwyn C. Evans Manuscripts,

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Manuscripts, [1850]-[1915], of Alcwyn C. Evans, mainly comprising antiquarian and historical material relating to Carmarthenshire and other places in Wales and including transcripts from parish registers, public records and other sources, and Welsh pedigrees and genealogical records compiled by Alcwyn C. Evans.

Evans, Alcwyn C. (Alcwyn Caryni), 1828-1902.

Bonedd y Cymry,

Two massive volumes entitled 'Bonedd y Cymry, gathered from MSS. and from other sources' and containing pedigrees of gentry deriving mostly from south-west Wales. There is an elaborate index ('Gentium', 'Locorum', and 'Nominum') to the first volume, and an imperfect index of names to the second volume. The first volume was completed on 8 December 1898.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Carmarthen borough records, charters, etc.,

A volume lettered on the spine 'Papers concerning Caermarthen'. It contains transcripts of the records of the county borough of Carmarthen, 1581/2-1610, 1738-1835, and transcripts and/or English translations of the charters of Carmarthen, 1546-1604, and Kidwelly, 1357-1618; the opinion of Mr. [ ] Cason, Thomas Mallet, and Edward Mallet, undated, touching the right of a county magistrate to intermeddle with the internal affairs of the borough of Kidwelly; a note of searches made for the endowment and terrier of the church of Kidwelly; particulars of fees paid for the charter of 1618 of Kidwelly; a lithograph of St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, drawn by C. W. and published by Messrs. White & Sons, Carmarthen; the opinion of Henry Wm. Hewlett, 34 Great James Street, Bedford Row [London], 1840, touching the tithes of the vicarage of Saint Peter's, Carmarthen; a map of the dioceses of St. Davids and Llandaff; transcripts of entries relating to the diocese of St. Davids from Valor Ecclesiasticus, 1536, and Taxatio Ecclesiastica, 1291; a transcript of Janus Caecilius Frey: Philosophia Druidarum (Paris, 1646); abstracts of deeds and documents, 1641-1797, among the Highmead (Lampeter) estate records relating to the families of Evans of Achaeth Isa, Llansawel, etc., and Williams of Abercothi, etc., together with an accompanying pedigree; 'A short view of the long life of that ever wise, valiaunt, and fortunate commander Rice ap Thomas. . .' ('written by, it is supposed, a Captain Powell of Penybanc, near Abergwili'), extracted from the Cambrian Register, 1795; additional material relating to Rhys ap Thomas and his family, including extracts from Benjamin Heath Malkin: The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography of South Wales (London, 1803), transcripts of 'cywyddau' by Rhys Nanmor and Lewis Morganwg, and 'Objections against Rice Griffith (the grandson of Sir Rice ap Thomas) in his Indictment, with the Answers thereunto'; biographical sketches of Carmarthenshire persons arranged alphabetically; 'Cywydd i'r Grog o Langynwyd' by Lewis Morganwg; 'The Life of Francis Mansel, D.D., Principal of Jesus College, Oxford'; transcripts, with some English translations, of early Welsh poetry, largely from the Black Book of Carmarthen [extracted from the Myvyrian Archaiology]; a text of Meddygon Myddvai transcribed in 1851 from a manuscript of [James Davies ] 'Iago ap Dewi' [Llanstephan MS. 87]; a pen-and-ink plan of Caermarthen Grey Friary, 1850; an abridgement, in English, of the Laws of Howell Dda; and a pen-and-ink sketch of the monument erected in Lammas Street, Caermarthen, to commemorate those of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusileers who perished, 1854-1855, in the War with Russia (work commenced 21 July 1858, completed August 1858). There is an 'Index', or more correctly a detailed list of contents, at the beginning of the volume, and a brief classification of contents, printed on a vellum panel, is laid on the upper cover.

Alcwyn C. Evans and others.

Cartulary of St. John the Evangelist, Carmarthen,

A transcript and English translation by Alcwyn C. Evans of 'The Chartulary of The Monastery of St. John the Evangelist, situate in Priory Street, Caermarthen. For a long time lost, but lately found among the Hengwrt MSS . . .' [Peniarth MS. 401]. At the end are notes on the Priory and lists of chancellors, precentors, treasurers, and archdeacons of the diocese of St. Davids.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Charters, etc.,

A volume of press cuttings from Yr Haul, 1872 et seq., being charters and other public records, 1201-1590, with English translations, relating to the borough of Carmarthen, Whitland Abbey, Dinevor market and fair, Talley Abbey, church goods, plate, etc., in co. Carmarthen, colleges and chantries in co. Carmarthen, etc. The contributions were submitted to Yr Haul by John Robert Daniel-Tyssen, F.S.A., Brighton, with copious annotations by Alcwyn C. Evans. The latter has added, in his own hand, marginal and other notes, a list of contents, and an index of persons. Also included in the volume is a cutting, signed by Alcwyn C. Evans, 23 July 1877, of a short biography of Dr. William Parry, of the Army Hospital of Fort Pitt, Chatham, a native of Llethrach, near Carmarthen.

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Extinct baronetcies,

A volume of extracts by Alcwyn C. Evans, largely relating to Welsh families, from Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies. Inset is a transcript, with notes, in another hand, of arms on a chimney-piece in the old part of Werrington House, Devon.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

History of Kidwelly,

A volume containing 'A Sketch of The History of Kidwely' by Alcwyn C. Evans. The work contains notes on the name, charters, church, 'The Bishops' Squabble' [between Urban, bishop of Llandaff, and Bernard, bishop of St. Davids, touching the boundaries of the bishopric of Llandaff in co. Carmarthen, 1119-1130], monumental inscriptions (abridged), biographies, castle, historic events, sessions, 1386-1396, genealogies, and extracts from printed works.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

History of the borough of Carmarthen,

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'.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Index to pedigrees,

A volume lettered on the spine 'British Genealogy, Index. Alcwyn C. Evans. MSS.' and comprising indexes of places and persons contained in NLW MSS 12359-12360D, together with a list of contents of NLW MS 12356E.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Index,

A place, personal name, and general index, arranged alphabetically, to Archaeologia Cambrensis, B. B. Woodward: The History of Wales . . . (London, 1853), The Red Dragon, Notes and Queries, The Gentleman's Magazine, The Cambro-Briton, etc. Accompanying the index are Welsh-English-Latin equivalents of place-names.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Letters and pedigrees,

A volume containing 'Copies of Correspondence [1818-1821] which passed between the Revd. John Collier Jones of Exeter College, Oxford, afterwards Rector of that College, and the Revd. Daniel Jones, Rector of Ruckinge, near New Romney in Kent, relative to the Pedigree and Coat of Arms belonging to the family of Llanio, in Cardiganshire, of which estate the said Daniel Jones had then become the reversionary proprietor, and from which family both of them were descendants'; and pedigrees from transcripts made by J. J. Lloyd Williams, M.A., among them being 'Pedigrees of all the Gentry in the Counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen and Pembroke, faithfully transcribed from a manuscript of the late Mr. William Lewes of Llwynderw, by Sylvanus Jones, Dec. 8th 1760'. Inset is a holograph letter relating to the manuscript from J. J. Lloyd Williams, The School House, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Carmarthen, to Alcwyn C. Evans, 1888.

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Lists of probate records,

A notebook containing a list of ecclesiastical probate records, 1685-1776, of persons surnamed Price, Thomas, Howell, Lewis, Evans, etc., in the archdeaconry of Carmarthen in the diocese of St. Davids; and lists, also from the archdeaconry of Carmarthen, of 'Abstract[s] of Wills that I have', 1589-1849, and 'Wills I should like to have', 1564-1703. A few of the abstracts are said to have been made on 24 December 1890.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Materials relating to Carmarthen,

Two volumes of transcripts, etc., lettered on the spine 'Collectanea concerning Caermarthen . . . Alcwyn C. Evans, Caermarthen'. In addition the fly-leaf of the first volume is inscribed 'Collectanea relating to the Town and County of Caermarthen'. The contents include a printed copy of Cartularium S. Johannis Bapt. [recte S. John the Evangelist] de Caermarthen . . . (Cheltenham, 1865), together with a transcript, an English translation, notes, references, a list of priors, and indexes compiled by the scribe in 1869 [see Peniarth MS 401 and NLW MS 12376C]; inscriptions and epitaphs in the churches and churchyards of Llanelly, Penbre, Kidwely, St. Ishmael, Llanstephan, Cilycwm, Mothvey, Mydrim, Llanvihangel, Llanginning, Llandevaelog, Llanvihangel Aberbythich, Llanvynnydd, Llanfair ar y bryn, Llanarthney, Cowbridge, Llanbleiddian in Llantrissaint, Llanfihangel (Y Pont Fon), Llandochai, St. Hilary, and the Irish Franciscans' Church in the Convent of Isidore at Rome, together with a few plans and armorial bearings, the latter both emblazoned and in trick; reminiscences of 'old' David Rees, clerk of St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen (a list of public houses in the borough in 1798, a grinding mill in Blue Street, the imprisonment of the French on 26 February 1797, the pillorying of Thomas Evans ('Twm Penpistyll') ['Tomos Glyn Cothi'] four times in one year for treason, the visit of Lord Nelson, etc.); annotated transcripts of 'cywyddau', etc., by Hopkin ap Thomas ap Eineon, Ieuan Deulwyn, William ap Ieuan hen, and Lewis Glyn Cothi; archaeological and historical notes, from Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1852-1859, on Castell Carreg Cennen, Cwrt Bryn y Beirdd, 'Llyn fan. The Caermarthenshire Van pool and its fairies', Kidwelly Castle, Kidwelly Church, and the boundaries of Carmarthenshire; abstracts of grants of the manor of Emlyn otherwise Emlyon, co. Carmarthen, 1611-1614; transcripts of an instrument of sequestration of the fruits of the parish church of St. Peter's, Carmarthen, 1705, and of the presentation of Richard Prichard, M.A., to the benefice, 1709; 'Hanes Mynachlog Talyllychau. The History of Talley Monastery' by David Howell ('Llawdden'), with an English translation by Edwd. Davies, classical tutor in Brecon Independent College; an annotated transcript of a letter from John Vaughan, 2nd viscount Lisburne, from Crosswood, to Thomas Pryse, M.P., at Gogerddan, 1739 (the writer's misfortune at Llannidloes, observations on the inhabitants of Cardigan and a wish for the recipient's success); a transcript of 'Valoi Benefic' in Wallia' from Harleian MS 128; 'An Inventory of the White or Grey Friars at Caermarthen' [1534] transcribed from public records; a transcript of 'The Roll of Fealty and Presentments in Caermarthenshire on the accession of Edward the Black Prince to his Principality of Wales', 1343; a biographical note on Sir Stephen Bawcen ( ob. 1257); 'cywyddau' and 'awdlau' by David ap Edmund and Lewis Glyn Cothi, with annotations; accounts of the Caermarthen Literary and Scientific Institution from its foundation in 1841 to 1863; lists of officials (chancellors, precentors, treasurers, and archdeacons) of the diocese of St. Davids from the twelfth to the nineteenth century; 'Chwedyl o Rhydychain'; a parchment missive in Norman-French, 1356, from John Laurens, mayor of Caermarthen, to the people of Barnstaple, 'expressing Reciprocal Professions of Good Will' (endorsed 'Agreement . . . to have access to each other's Fairs without Toll'), together with an English translation; epitaphs in the church and churchyard of St. Peter's, Carmarthen; poetry, partly extracted from Rhys Jones: Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru (Amwythig, 1773), by Aneurin, Taliesin, Risiart ap Rys ('o Langarfan'), Llywarch Hen, Bardd Glas o'r Gadair, Rhys Goch (Tir Iarll), and Rhys Goch o Eryri; two English translations, one being by Lady Flora Hastings, of poems by [Johann Christoph Friedrich von] Schiller; a bill from John Jones, Carmarthen, for engraving the inscription (enclosed) on a brass plate put in the foundation stone of St. Paul's Church, Carmarthen, and the inscription on a silver trowel used by Thomas Burgess, bishop of St. Davids, in laying the first stone, 1824, with annotations by the scribe; extracts from Cambrian Register and Archaeologia Cambrensis, etc. ('What 'Dyved' was', 'The Caio Gold Mines', 'The Rebellion. Temp. Oliver Cromwell', translations of poetry by Lewis Glyn Cothi, Gogofau, Owen Glyndwr's progress in South Wales in 1403, a description of Allt Cynedda, 'Eisteddfodau: Temp. Henry IV', 'On Carn Goch in Caermarthenshire', 'The Dolau Cothy Stones', etc.); a 'cywydd' by Gruffydd Llwyd ap Dafydd ap Eineon Lygliw, with an English translation and annotations; extracts relating to the tale of Merlin; a list of festivals of Welsh saints; a 'cywydd' by William Egwad ('o'r Ynyswen'); a history of Dryslwyn Castle; an English translation of the charter granted to the burgesses of Llaugharne by Sir Guy de Bryan, circa 1300; 'A Sketch of the Life of Revd. John Evans [Unitarian minister at Evesham and Carmarthen], written by his nephew'; extracts from public records relating to Carmarthenshire; a list of parliamentary representatives for the county and for the county borough of Carmarthen, with dates and biographical details, for the period 1536- 1895 (continued)

Printed abstracts and manuscript transcripts of fourteen charters of the borough of Cardiff, 1338-1687, and transcripts of cases and opinions of John Richardson, Middle Temple, 1818, Henry Al(s)worth Merewether, Chancery Lane, 1824-1825, etc., relating to the appointment of constables and capital burgesses, exemption from corporation tolls, etc.; a grant of the lordship of Kidwellie to John Vaughan, 1st earl of Carbery, and Richard, lord Vaughan, his son and heir apparent, 1630; transcripts and translated abstracts of the parish registers of Trelech a'r Bettws, 1663-1837; abstracts of pre-1600 probate records preserved in the St. Davids Diocesan Registry, Carmarthen, with a list of testators recorded in each bundle and an index of places; material towards a history of the families of Vaughan and Lake, in the form of annotated transcripts and abstracts of probate records, compiled pedigrees, extracts from the parish registers of Llandevaelog, 1695-1780, Llanfihangel Aberbythich, 1704-1774, Llanarthney, 1729, St. Peter's, Carmarthen, 1704-1806, Llandybie, 1702-1781, Llangunnor, 1728-1779, and Llangendeirn, 1739-1779, similar epitaphs from the parish churches of Llangunnor and Llandevaelog, and records of the services of Captain Harry Vaughan, R.N., Carmarthen, and of his brother-in- law Captain James Katon, R.N.; material relating to the families of Bloome (Blome) and Copner, in the form of annotated transcripts and abstracts of probate records, compiled pedigrees, and extracts from the parish registers of Abergwili, 1723-1767, St. Peter's, Carmarthen, 1675/6-1756, and Llanvynydd, 1692-1782; a transcript of the will of Walter Rees of Water Street, parish of St. Peter, co. of the borough of Carmarthen, 1824; pedigrees based on probate records of the family of Thomas of Trelech a'r Bettws, Mydrim, Llangeler, etc. (among them being Samuel Thomas, Principal of Carmarthen Presbyterian College); a transcript of the will of William Davies late of Carmarthen but now of Five Fields Row, parish of Saint George, Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, 1788, providing for the establishment of a free school at Trelech a'r Bettws; an account of the action of the King v. General Thomas Picton in the Court of King's Bench, 1806-1808, on a charge of putting Louisa Calderon to torture in the island of Trinidad; pedigrees based on probate records of the family of Philips (Phillipps, Philipps, etc.) of Marthri [sic], co. Pembroke, Cwmgwili, Llandissilio, Laugharne, Llanarthney, Henllan Amgoed, etc.; the names of the clergy evicted from churches in co. Carmarthen by virtue of the Act of Uniformity of 1662, extracted from Edmund Calamy: The Nonconformist's Memorial (London, 1775); annotated selections, 1662-1683, taken in August 1890, from an 'old MSS Book, parchment bound, in Caermarthen Registry' [i. e., a register of St. Davids Chapter acts and leases now designated SD Ch/B 19 in the Church in Wales Collection in the National Library of Wales]; abstracts of miscellaneous probate records in the Diocesan Registry, Carmarthen, among them being the records of the family of Middleton of Pwllcrochan, co. Pembroke, etc.; 'Notes made in a search for the ancestry of Horatio Davis, of Boston, Mass., U.S.', including abstracts of Bristol and St. Davids probate records, and extracts from the parish register of Tickenham, co. Somerset, 1540-1674; poetry by John Blackwell ['Alun'] ('o Wyddgrug'), [Thomas Evans] 'Tho[ma]s Glyn Cothi', David ap Ieuan ap Rhydderch (i.e., David Davies, Castell Hywel), Siams Dafydd ('Iago ab Dewi'), 'Gwilym Tew Glan Taf', Edw. Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'), Henry Thomas ('Don Glantowy') (a poem entitled 'Bryn Grongaer' written without a single apostrophe), and the Reverend John Evans, Coed (1808-1819); lists of freeholders and of land- and householders sworn at Carmarthen, 1764; a description of 'Caermarthen Civic Emblems'; 'Old Welsh Phrases. Collected by Mr. Lloyd Morgan, of Llanidloes', almost entirely taken from William Owen [-Pughe]: A Dictionary of the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1803); a transcript of George Owen's Brief Account of Wales; etc. There is a list of contents of the first volume and an alphabetical index to the second volume. Inserted as a frontispiece to the first volume is an etched view of the quay and town of Carmarthen, 1868, by D. Jones, and to the second volume an engraving of the bridge and town, and in the text there are a number of pen-and-ink illustrations.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Mayors, sheriffs, etc. of Carmarthen and Carmarthenshire,

A volume lettered on the upper cover 'The Mayors, Sheriffs, &c. of the Borough, and the High Sheriffs of the County of Caermarthen'. It contains the names, and facsimiles of the autographs of, the mayors of the county borough of Carmarthen [see also N.L.W. MS. 12377D] and of the Kings and Queens of England, temp. Henry IV-1911, with biographical notes; a transcript of a statement of the pedigree of William Herbert, 1st earl of Pembroke, compiled in 1460 by Ievan ap Rytherch ap Ievan Lloyd, esq., Howell ap David ap Ievan ap Rys, gent., and Howell Surdwall, Ievan Deulwyn, and Ievan Brechva, bards, by commission of King Edward IV; the names of the high sheriffs of the county of Caermarthen, 1537-1901; and the names of the bailiffs, afterwards called sheriffs, of the county of the borough of Caermarthen, 1400-1905. The entries after 1901 are in another hand.

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Miscellanea,

A volume of miscellaneous transcripts and extracts largely of Carmarthen and Carmarthenshire interest. The contents include an alphabetical list of place-names in England, Wales, and Scotland, with etymological notes; an alphabetical list of English, Welsh, and other personal names, with brief notes on their derivation; notes on the chief elements in Celtic river names, English place-name elements, English vocabulary, Carmarthen fairs, folk-names, genealogy, early Britain, Owen Glyndwr, the monastic orders, the Stone-Age men, 'Twm Sion Catty's alleged marriage with the Heiress of Ystradffin', etc.; annotated transcripts of the last letters written by David Rees, Llanelly, who was hanged at Carmarthen in 1888; an account of Sir Hugh Vaughan, the duellist, from 'Les Chroniques de Jersey' written in 1585 by Samuel de Carteret, with an English translation; a transcript of a letter from Theo. Jones, Brecon, to the Reverend James Donne, D.D., Oswestry, 1804 (the genealogy of the Donnes of Radnorshire); notes on William Barlow, bishop of St. Davids, etc.; a poll of the parish of St. Peter's, Carmarthen, 1855, for the 'final extinction of Church-Rates'; a list of place-names in cos. Caermarthen, Cardigan, and Pembroke, 'as on Emanuel Bowen's County Seats Map of Wales', ca 1710'; transcripts of deeds of lease and release of the Quaker meeting-house at Caermarthen, 1748-1831; lists of names of persons extracted from records of the borough of Caermarthen, 1530-1835, and an annotated alphabetical list of place-names from the same source; notes on the recorders, 1569-1890, chamberlains, 1633-[1831], town clerks, ante 1578/9-1825, sword-bearers, [1688]-1823, and civic serjeants-at-mace, 1578-1831, of the borough of Caermarthen; transcripts of a final concord relating to properties in Eweny, Golwynston, Landowe, Wyke, Coychurche, Peterston, Pendyloyn, Saint George's, Saint Andreas, Wenvo, Cadoxton, Coston, Pennarth, Cogan, Landav, Whitechurche, Aberdare, and Saint Johns, and the advowson of the church of Peterston, co. Glamorgan, 1583, and of an estreat of the court roll of the manor of Peterston super Ely, co. Glamorgan, 1633; a transcript, with an English translation, of the roll of fealty and presentments on the accession of Edward, the Black Prince, to the Princedom of Wales, 1343; transcripts of 'Can Morfudd i'r Gyllell' by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg', of a letter from Thomas Jones ('Twm Sion Cati'), Tregaron, to Gregory Price, the Priorye, Hereford, containing a pedigree of the recipient's family taken from Llyfr Baglan (The Book of Baglan), and of the will and probate of Sarah Daniel of Brondawe, parish of Llanegwad, co. Carmarthen, 1838; extracts from a lecture on 'The Public Records relating to Wales' by Richard Arthur Roberts ('son of the late respected Jonathan Roberts, of Dark Gate, Carmarthen'), delivered before the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1889 [see Y Cymmrodor, vol. X, 1889, pp. 157-206]; 'The Rising of the Welsh Rebecca-ites', probably in the form of extracts from newspaper files; a description of the arms of Sir William Nott, G.C.B. ( from the College of Heralds, by favour of T. M. J. Watkin, Portcullis, 1895); annotated transcripts of elegies in memory of the Reverend Peter Williams, Carmarthen, by Griffith Williams ('Gutyn Peris'), Braich Talog, and John Williams, St. Athan; English translations by the scribe of the Fabeln ('Fables') of Gotthold Ephrain Lessing and of Streit and Friede ('Strife & Peace or a few Scenes in Norway') by Frederica Bremer; geological notes on South Wales, with illustrations; extracts from Chas. Knight: The Pictorial History of England; a transcript of the letters patent granting county status to the borough of Carmarthen, 1604; forms of legal instruments, bills, insurance policies, etc.; 'Key to Norie's Navigation' [ i.e., John William Norie: . . Practical Navigation]; 'Exercises in Mathematics, etc.'; a list of Griffith wills and administrations among the ecclesiastical probate records in the St. Davids Diocesan Registry at Carmarthen; etc. The volume was originally in the form of loose leaves of uniform size contained in a box-file lettered 'Ex Alcwyn Evans MSS. Miscellanea'.

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Miscellany,

A volume containing extracts relating to the families of Blome, Brigstocke, Edmond, etc.; a pedigree of the family of Thomas of Tyhen in Caio; transcripts and extracts of Welsh Baptist interest, largely from David Jones: Hanes y Bedyddwyr yn Neheubarth Cymru (Caerfyrddin, 1839), among them being lists of ministers of Aberduar Church, of Soar Church, Llandyfaen, and of Newcastle Emlyn, its branches, and Panteg, and histories of Tabernacle and Penuel Churches, Carmarthen, and Rhydwilym Baptist Church; lists and abstracts of St. Davids ecclesiastical probate records, 1602-1817, particularly relating to the family of Phillips; memoranda, anecdotes, and verses; and an armorial, largely of Welsh families, arranged in alphabetical order.

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Names and autographs of Carmarthen mayors, etc.,

A volume containing a list, compiled by Alcwyn C. Evans in 1851, of the names and autographs of the mayors of Caermarthen, 1400-1852; two leaves of a daily school register in the hand of Alcwyn C. Evans, June 1890-July 1891; and a list of Oriental proverbs.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Pant-teg church registers,

A composite volume containing a transcript, with copious annotations, by William Thomas, Congregational minister, Bwlchnewydd, near Carmarthen, of the register of Pant-teg Congregational Church, Abergwili, 1690-1813. The transcript was completed on 3 October 1860. The volume also includes a letter from Wm. Thomas, Bwlchnewydd, to the Reverend T[homas] Rees, Ind[ependent] minister, Beaufort [aft. of Swansea, author of History of Protestant Nonconformity in Wales, etc.], 1860 (enclosing the transcript with comments, references to James Owen's books on baptism and to the Cilgwyn church register); transcripts, made 21-24 November 1871, of a lease of the chapel, 1751, and of articles of agreement, 1728, relating to the estate of Thomas Bowen of the parish of Newchurch, a trustee of the church; and extracts, 1764-1782, taken in 1875 from the parish register of Llanegwad (burials of Christmas Samuel, minister of Pant-teg, 1764, and David Richards, curate of Llanegwad, 1782). At the end, in the hand of Alcwyn C. Evans, are a brief list of contents of, and an index to, the Golden Grove Books of Pedigrees.

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