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The 'Demetian Code' of Welsh laws,

A manuscript containing the 'Demetian Code' of Welsh laws.The text seems to follow pretty closely the text of the Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales (Vol. i, pp. 408, xv-590, l. 2).

Lives of saints,

A manuscript containing for the most part the lives of saints.Pp. 1-389 were written by Roger Morys of Coed y Talwrn, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd (see p. 93) towards the close of the sixteenth century, while pp. 390-403 were written by Thomas Evans (Th...

Roger Morys and Thomas ab Ifan.

The poetical works of Edward ap Raff,

The poetical works of Edward ap Raff in the hand of Ifan ap John of Scorlegan [or Richard ap John according to the online Dictionary of National Biography (under heading for Richard ap John of Scorlegan)]. Many of the poems are dated. Pp. 1-2 cont...

Ifan ap John.

The poetical works of Lewis Glyn Cothi and Tudur Aled,

A manuscript containing the poetical works of Lewis Glyn Cothi, Tudur Aled, Tudur Penllyn, Sion Cent, Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Rhys Cain and others. There is some controversy as to whether f. 137 contains work by Llewelyn ab Ieuan or by Deio ab Ieu...

Poetry in praise of Gruffydd Dwnn,

A manuscript containing poetry in praise of Gruffydd Dwnn, the bulk of it being in the autograph of Gruffydd Dwnn, though pp. 12 (Rhisiart Fynglwyd), 19 ('Syr John Teg'), 22 (Sion Brwynog), 41, 69, 108, 120 (Syr Owain ap Gwilym), 73, 74 ...

Gruffydd Dwnn and Huw Llŷn.

Poetry, feats, triads, &c.,

A manuscript containing poetry of Taliesin, Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug, Sion Tudur, Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch and others (pp. 1-52); the Twenty-four Feats (pp. 53-55); triads of the court of Arthur (pp. 56-57); carols (pp. 65-79); proverbs collected by Gr...

Brut y Tywysogion,

A manuscript containing Brut y Tywysogion copied by Moses Williams from the Red Book of Hergest, cols 231-376.

Moses Williams.

Welsh laws,

A manuscript containing the Welsh laws, described as being 'Variantes Lectiones & Addidamenta Ex Codd. MSS. Gul. Williams Baronetti'. The volume also includes a list of the subjects contained in Llyfr Gwyn Hergest (the White Book of ...

Index to the Welsh laws,

A manuscript in the hand of Moses Williams containing an index to the subject matter of the Welsh Laws within the manuscripts owned by him.

Moses Williams.

Meddygon Myddfai,

A manuscript, mainly in the hand of James Davies ('Iaco ab Dewi') of 'Trerhedyn yn Llan Llawddoc' and completed 15 July 1713 (see p. 30), containing 'Meddygon Myddfai', being a transcript from the Red Book of Hergest,...

Iaco ab Dewi and Moses Williams.

Kyngor Katw ddoeth ar Bardd glas,

A manuscript containing 'Kyngor Katw ddoeth ar Bardd glas', being a transcript by Samuel Williams of a manuscript written in 1604 by John Jones, Gellilyfdy.

Samuel Williams.

Geraint fab Erbin,

A manuscript in the hand of Moses Williams and another containing the story of Gereint vab Erbin from the Red Book of Hergest.

Moses Williams and another.


A manuscript containing vocabularies 'communicated by Mr Baxter 1714', 'by John Rhydderch 1710' and by 'David Wynn Rector of Machynlleth'.

Addysg i fodlonrwydd,

A manuscript containing ''The Art of Contentment' or Addysc i foddlonrwydd', translated into Welsh apparently by 'Nathanael Jones Esq. anno ætatis suæ 57' (p. 130).

Nathanael Jones.

Llyfr o Venegnieth,

A manuscript entitled 'Llyfr o Venegnieth', being medical recipes copied from a manuscript written in 1608 by John Jones, Gellilyfdy, who had, in turn, copied parts (ff. 20-27) 'o law Roger Morris'.

A Welsh grammar,

A manuscript containing a Welsh grammar. A note in the hand of Moses Williams reads: 'This copy is out of a MS. lent me by R. Mostyn of Penbedw Esqr., which MS. formerly belong'd to Thomas ap Ivan of Hendre Forfydd [i.e. Peniarth MS 157]...

Moses Williams and another.

Customary taxes, &c.,

A manuscript in the hand of Moses Williams containing 'Consuedines Civitatis Hereford'; 'Consuetudines Arcenfield Ex Libro cui tit: Domesdei:' and extracts from the record of Caernarfon.

Moses Williams.

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