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Penybontfawr Manuscripts, Traditional medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
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Pregethau

A book of sermons written in 1610. A receipt by John Jones, clerk, to 'Mr Morgan', vicar of Llanhasaph [i.e. Llanasa], 8 December 9 James I [1611], entered in the book suggests that it belonged to Evan Morgan, nephew of Bishop William Morgan. There are tithe and building accounts in the original hand. Later entries include lists of children of the Corwen and Gwyddelwern districts attending a local school, medical recipes and a copy of a brief on behalf of John Jones of Aberdaron, miller. In the middle of the eighteenth century the manuscript belonged to Evan Thomas, Cwmhwylfod.

Miscellany

A book of forms for compiling a register of freeholders, 1788, under An Act for the better securing the rights of Persons qualified to vote at County Election, with an incomplete copy of the Act and its schedules; medical recipes; an anecdote relating to St Peter crying at the gate of Jerusalem; an elegy on the death of Kydwalader Jones, Rhuwarth by John Cain [? Jones]; and the certificate of ordination of William Roberts at Pennal, 13 June 1839.

Dictionarium Duplex

An imperfect copy of John Davies [Mallwyd]: Antiquae Linguae Britannicae ... et Linguae Latine Dictionarium Duplex, 1632, with marginal notes consisting of medical prescriptions and poetry.

Medical recipes and miscellanea

Collections of medical recipes and miscellaneous items, including copies of a prophecy by Merlinus de Albania concerning the six last kings of England, and the second prophecy of Mother Shipton; 'Rheolau ynghylch Llafuriaeth neu Hwsmonaeth'; 'gwers i stopio gwaed, 1634'; verses beginning 'Drwy fy ngwsyg i rwi yn dy weled'; a fragment of a 'cywydd brud' beginning 'Breuddwydion beir a ovdwyd'; 'englynion'; a sheet out of a pedigree manuscript containing also four lines of a 'cywydd' by Richard Kynwal, and a return of land tax for the township of Cynlas, 1766.