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Abbeys and churches of Shewsbury

  • NLW MS 4709C
  • File
  • c. 1840

A history, compiled c. 1840, possibly by Edward Edwards, of the abbey of St Peter and St Paul, the vicarage of the Holy Cross and several churches, all in Shrewsbury.

Achau, arfau, &c.

A volume containing mainly pedigrees of North and South Wales families written by two principal scribes of the circle of George Owen of Henllys, Pembrokeshire.
(a) Pages 1, 7-209, 223-232, 239-256 and possibly 372-373 are written by a scribe who, although experienced in penning a good secretary hand and in executing ornate headings, is often inaccurate in his transcription of Welsh personal and place-names; he also wrote the line 'Owain ap Gruffith /i/ gelwid Gwinn ap Gr: yn jawn' on p. 41, in italic (examples of the same italic hand are found in the margins of pp. 19, 66, 113, 355, 356, 361 and elsewhere). This section comprises a collection of pedigrees mostly of North Wales families, including 'Bonedd y Saint' (pp. 84-90); the prose text 'Pedwar Marchog ar Higen oedd yn llys Arthur' (end wanting) (pp. 37-38); the dates of battles in the 'Wars of the Roses' (pp. 31, 208); five englynion, including one by Richard Davies, bishop of St Davids (p. 1), and other englynion dispersed among the pedigrees (pp. 57, 78, 92, 114-115, 170), together with the series of forty englynion entitled 'Campod Manuwel' (pp. 223-232); and the prose piece 'Disgrifiad Arfau', a Welsh translation of the heraldic treatise 'Tractatus de Armis', attributed to John Trevor, bishop of St Asaph (pp. 239-256). The ultimate source of this section is the collection of pedigrees and other texts written, [c. 1510], by 'Syr' Tomas ab Ieuan ap Deicws in Peniarth MS 127 (see p. 53); however, internal evidence suggests that the scribe was copying from the transcript of Peniarth MS 127 in NLW MS 17112D rather than directly from the original (see p. 104, where he begins copying the note 'Darfu examinatio y llyfrev newydd hyd yma' which occurs on f. 66 verso of NLW MS 17112D, before he realized his mistake). Both Brogyntyn MS I.15 and NLW MS 17112D preserve the original order of the text of Peniarth MS 127, which has been subsequently disarranged in binding. (b) Pages 211-212, 269-371, 374-411 are written by another experienced scribe whose display script is almost indistinguishable from that of the first scribe. These pages contain pedigrees mostly of South Wales families and include two copies of 'Llyma enway Kwnkwerwyr y rhai a vyant yngwlad Vorgannwg ay harfay' (pp. 280, 361-362), a third containing merely a short list of the conquerors' names (p. 310), and two copies of 'Llyma achoed Saint ynys Brydain' [= 'Bonedd y Saint'] (pp. 363-365, 385-386). The text on pp. 211-212, as indicated by a note in the hand of George Owen of Henllys at the head of p. 211, was copied in 1596 from the manuscript of 'Hyw Lewis Sr morgan' of Hafodwen, Carmarthenshire, which 'D'd ap Ienkin m'edd o Vachynlleth' wrote in 1586; the original is now NLW MS 3055D (Mostyn MS 159), pp. 232-233. The text on pp. 271-343 is partly derived from a manuscript written in 1513 by the Carmarthenshire poet and genealogist Ieuan Brechfa for 'Mastr John ap Henry ap Rees', with some of the pedigrees brought down to the second half of the sixteenth century; Ieuan Brechfa's manuscript does not seem to have survived; it is not Peniarth MS 131, pp. 199-308, which is thought to be in his hand. The source of pp. 345-411 is unknown, although the text on pp. 347-365 follows very closely that in Peniarth MS 143, pp. [?1-3], 4, 47-48, 7-19, 33-46, 49-52, written by the same mid-sixteenth century scribe who wrote many of the religious texts in Cardiff Central Library Havod MS 22. A leaf containing a prophecy in English verse, written in a late-sixteenth century hand, has been tipped in after the main text (pp. 413-414).

Address to 'Elfed',

  • NLW MS 12066B.
  • File
  • 1891.

A bound illuminated address ('Souvenir') presented to the Reverend H. Elvet Lewis ('Elfed'), Congregational minister, on his removal from Hull, May 1891.

An index to Brecknockshire wills

  • NLW MS 2911D
  • File
  • 19 cent. - 20 cent.

An index to wills, mainly of Brecknockshire interest, at the Hereford District Registry and elsewhere, compiled by H. J. T. Wood, a member of a family connected with Gwernyfed, Brecknockshire.

Ancient laws,

A handbook of English law containing the following books: 'premier livre des personels plees'; 'Ie secunde des condiciouns de vileins'; 'Ie livre des disseisines'; 'Ie livre de mort dauncestre & primes de intrusiouns'.
The text is incomplete.

Anfarwoldeb yr enaid,

  • NLW MS 11893A.
  • File
  • [19 cent.] /

Notes for an essay or address on 'Anfarwoldeb yr enaid' by Edward Roberts, ' ty Capel, Great [?Mersey] Street, Liverpool'.

Roberts, Edward, Great Mersey Street, Liverpool

Anglesey and Caernarfonshire Deeds,

  • GB 0210 ANGIRE
  • Fonds
  • 1490-1977.

Deeds, 1490-1977, including deeds and documents mainly relating to properties on Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Merionethshire and Middlesex, 1675-1977; and deeds relating to properties in Finchley, Middlesex, 1490-1796.

Untitled

Areithiau

Speeches and addresses; adjudications; statistics, press cuttings, and notes concerning Calvinistic Methodism in Liverpool and district, 1838-1851; and a few religious poems.

Ben Morgan Papers,

  • GB 0210 BENGAN
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1983 /

Papers, [c. 1924]-1983, relating to Workington Music Festival, including correspondence, 1925-1983, programmes, 1934-1935, press cuttings, [c. 1924]-1982, and photographs.

Morgan, Ben, (of Workington)

Biographies of women

Biograpies of women, mainly English, taken from issues of Women's Herald and Women's Penny Paper, 1888-1893.

Birdsall Bookbinding Company Collection,

  • GB 0210 BIRING
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1986 (predominantly 1880-1962) /

Birdsall family papers and records of Birdsall & Son Bookbinders, including personal papers, 1889-1972, photograph albums, [c. 1886]-1918, albums of press cuttings, 1856-1960, rubbings of miscellaneous printed books, 1823-1942, glass negatives, [c. 1862]-1904; miscellaneous finishing tools and samples of binding work, 1902-1949, and a framed testimonial presented to Richard Birdsall on the occasion of his marriage, 1872.

Birdsall (Firm)

Bradney Deeds Collection (1923 Group),

  • GB 0210 BRADDEED
  • Fonds
  • 1488-1861 (accumulated [c. 1900]-1923) /

Mainly unrelated deeds, 1488-1861, relating to property in Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

Bradney, Joseph Alfred, Sir, 1859-1933

Breconshire and Herefordshire survey,

Volume intitled 'Survey. Breconshire estates. 1820', being a survey of the Breconshire and Herefordshire estates of Sir Charles Morgan, presented to him by Thomas Bold, agent, March 1821. The estates are divided into the Tredegar estate (4,555a), Dderw estate (1,572a.), Palleg estate (2,164a.) and Herefordshire estate (487a.), and include interests in canals and other utilities.

Breviarium,

  • NLW MS 22253A [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
  • File
  • [mid 15 cent.].

A breviary, use of Sarum, from Lanteglos by Fowey, Cornwall, mid 15 cent. Comprises temporale (ff. 1-182), dedication of a church (ff. 182-8 verso), benedictions (f. 189 recto-verso), calendar (ff. 190-5 verso), psalter (ff. 197-281 verso, four leaves wanting after f. 230 and two after f. 296, with litany on ff. 275-8 verso), commune (ff. 282-321 verso), sanctorale (ff. 322-451 verso). On ff. 451 verso-75, added by three hands, are offices for nova festa including Saints David, Chad, John of Beverley and Winifred, the Visitation, St Osmund, and the Transfiguration; the first four are included in the calendar by the primary hand, the last three, together with the feast of the Name of Jesus, are added. Also added to the calendar by hands of second half 15 cent. are Saints Bridget, Patrick, Beuno and 'Willeus' (patron saint of Lanteglos by Fowey) and the dedication of the church of Lanteglos. Willeus is also added to the litany on f. 275 verso. Plain red and blue initials.

Brook House (Llanigon) Deeds,

  • GB 0210 LLAGON
  • Fonds
  • 1754-1967 /

Deeds relating to the Pit, Dorstone, Herefordshire, and to Brook House, Llanigon, Brecknockshire, 1754-1965; and deeds relating to a cottage in Llanigon, 1854-1898.

Brook House Estate (Wales)

Bryan Deeds,

  • GB 0210 BRYAN
  • Fonds
  • 1591-1901 (accumulated [1901x1951]) /

Deeds and documents, 1591-1901, relating to properties in the Llanfyllin area, Montgomeryshire, and to Shropshire.

Bryan, C. H.

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