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Cringell Collectanea

Glamorgan collectanea of William Davies, Cringell, near Neath, with genealogical lists, etc., by G. T. Clark. They include a certificate recommending David Davies, son of David Davis, Castell Hywel, 'to the Work of the Ministry among Protestant Dissenters'; a transcript, apparently from a transcript by Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'), of 'Achau ac Arfau Prif Fonedd y Cymru. Dadyscrif o Lyfr Dû Pant Lliwydd - Eiddo'r diweddar Mr. Thomas Truman, 1806'; 'Extracts from an old Genealogical Manuscript the property of Griffith Llewelyn Esqr of Baglan Hall which appears to have been written about the year 1584, and has the name of Thos Wilkins, LL.B of St. Mary Church written on one of the blank leaves'; genealogies of Glamorgan families; notes on the ecclesiastical history of Gwent and Morgannwg; notes on the natural history and topography of Glamorgan; biographies, including one of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'); notes on Glamorgan manors; notes on political history, etc.; and letters, 1803-4, to William Davies from his cousin R[ichard] Bevan, barrister-at-law, New Boswell Court, London.

Davies, William, 1756-1823

Notes on Gower parishes

Notes by G. T. Clark, with a few additions by William Davies, Cringell, on parishes in Gower, with the names of some of the incumbents and patrons.

Davies, William, 1756-1823

Traherne-Mansel Franklen manuscripts

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  • [16 cent.]-1930

Manuscripts, [16 cent.]-1930, consisting to a large extent of the collections of the Rev. John Montgomery Traherne of Coedriglan, Glamorgan and of members of his family and that of the Mansel Franklen family of St Hilary, Glamorgan. A minor group included in the collection (MSS 6606-6615) represents the papers of William Davies, Cringell, near Neath, Glamorgan. The material includes correspondence of John Montgomery Traherne and correspondence and other material of or relating to John Walters, rector of Llandough; nineteenth-century music manuscript books, some of which belonged to members of the Talbot family of Penrice and Margam; a manuscript in the hand of Thomas Richards of Coychurch; a notebook of Jean Poingdestre; historical and other material of Glamorgan interest, including material relating to the Stradling family of St Donat's Castle, the Mansel and Talbot families of Margam and Penrice, and Sir Matthew Cradock; a sixteenth-seventeenth-century manuscript of poetry; together with political material, antiquities, pedigrees, transcripts and translations, newspaper cuttings, etc.

Traherne, John Montgomery, 1788-1860.

William Davies, Cringell, commonplace book

A commonplace book compiled by the historian William Davies, Cringell. The contents are mainly topographical notes and extracts relating to Wales, and the works from which extracts have been made include Camden's Britannia, ed. by Gibson (1772), The Modern Universal British Traveller (?London, 1779), and Henry Penruddocke Wyndham, A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales, 2nd edn (Salisbury, 1781).
On the first page is a quotation from John Dyer's poem 'Grongar Hill', superscribed 'Motto for an Hist. - & Descriptive Account of S. Wales'. The volume also contains a brief account of the Eisteddfod held at Bala in September 1789 by the Gwyneddigion and the beginning of an English translation of Ellis Wynne, Gweledigaetheu y Bardd Cwsc. There are also one or two recipes in an earlier hand.

Davies, William, 1756-1823