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Amrywiol farddoniaeth a llenyddiaeth

A miscellany of prose and verse in the hand of John Davies (or David), Pentre Vidoc (i.e. Pentre Foelas). It includes 'Efengyl Nicodemus'; a chronicle of historical events from A.D. 542 to 1463, 'Ex libro Joannis prise Militis Ag allan o lyfr Tho. William pysugwr'; a fragment of a work on geography and astronomy; 'Yr achosion y dyle pob dyn ymochel rhag Meddwdod'; 'trioedd'; 'Dymma Historia am y sawl o Droea ai Distrowiad. A yscrifenwyd Gyntaf yn Roeg gan Daret frigius Ac a Goppiodd Fouk Owen o Nantglyn allan o hen lyfr oedd wedi ei yscrifennu ar Felam er ys 300 o Flynyddoedd yn y Flwyddyn 1669. Ac a Gopiodd Sion Dafydd, o Bentre Vidoc (neu Bentre'r Voylas) yn y flwyddyn 1754', being a version of the 'brut' of 'Dares Phrygius' followed by the 'prologue' to 'Brut y Brenhinoedd' and a version of the first part of 'Brut y Brenhinoedd' down to the death of Brutus; and miscellaneous poems.

Boundaries within Wales, &c.,

'Gossodedigaetheu a Messureu y Deyrnas, Cantrevi a Chymydeu Kymry', being a list of hundreds, commotes and other geographical divisions within Wales. At the end of every division is a list of its castles.
The list of 'Cantreds and Commotes of Wales' (p. 5) agrees practically with the one in Peniarth MS 163.

A 'Copy of the Dedication of, and Preface to Sir Thomas Wiliems's Latin-British Dictionary', together with notes on the life and work of Dr John Davies, Mallwyd, and ballads, which include the works of Rowland Fychan of Caer-gai, Lewis Morris and Richard Abraham, written c. 1738 (see p. 2). Also including englynion to Robert Vaughan, Caer-gai by Dr John Davies; a translation by Dr Davies of Thomas Wiliems's dedication of his Dictionary to Sir Richard Wynne, Gwydir; and notes concerning Thomas Wiliems's Dictionary at Hengwrt, with a copy of its Preface (see Peniarth MS 228).

Medical recipes similar to those of 'Meddygon Myddfai', written 1693 (see p. 73).

Extracts, &c.

Extracts in the autograph of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), including the notes of Robert Vaughan, Hengwrt, on the History of the Welsh princes, copied from Sir John Price, A Description of Wales (Oxford, 1663) (ff. 1-53 verso, 120-122); material relating to Sir Thomas Wiliems and to his Dictionary (ff. 53c); and extracts from Antony à Wood's Athenæ Oxoniensis (ff. 55-66). The manuscript also contains poetry, the poets cited including Iolo Goch, Tudur Aled and Dafydd ab Edmwnd (ff. 97-119); etc.

Vaughan, Robert, 1592-1667

Geirfa a gramadeg

Welsh vocabularies, with Latin and English equivalents and translations, and notes on grammar in the autographs of Thomas ap Wiliam, Trefriw and John Edwards, Chirk.

Letters, vol. II,

A volume made up of about two hundred and twenty items of correspondence, etc., 1784-1806, 1833, and undated, with one or two later items, nearly all addressed to William Owen [-Pughe]. The correspondents are: pp. 231, 377, 649, Joseph Allen, 'Teacher of the Mathematics', Pembroke, and 'at Richard Mathias' Esqr., Hayston hill near Johnston, Pembrokeshire', 1790-1802 (3) (the addressee's dictionary, etc., he (J.A.) is engaged by Mr. Wilmott, bookseller at Pembroke, to compile a history of co. Pembroke); p. 457, [?Carl Gottlieb] Anton, Goerliz, [17]96 (1) (delay in receiving his letter, philology, etc.); p. 573, J[oseph] G[urney] Bevan, 1799 (1) (his preference for the term 'Cyfaill' rather than 'Carodawr' for 'Quaker', (?) E. Pugh's Annerch ir Cymru); pp. 765, 777, Wm. Bingley, Christchurch, Hants., 1803 (2) (requesting English translations of the names of Welsh tunes, the second volume of Mr. [?Edward] Jones's work, what he must combat in his own new publication on N[orth] Wales); p. 37, B. Bishop, [London] 1806 (1) (a message from Mr. Chandless); p. 443, John Brand, Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, 1796 (1) (an acknowledgement); pp. 81, 87, 439, 445, 479, 507, 519, 525, 555, 637, 685, 689, 741, 755, 761, Geo[rge] Chalmers, Office for Trade, etc., 1796-1805 and undated (15) (invitations, queries, Mr. Davies's Report on the Agriculture of Wales, the death of [John] Owen, re a catalogue of Lord Macclesfield's Welsh MSS., Mr. [Sharon] Turner's Vindication of the old poets); p. 539, Ja: Chalmers [London], 1798 (1) (enclosing a letter from Mr. Dalley to his uncle [?George Chalmers]); p. 51, (?)Tho. Chandless, Brighton, 1806 (1) (legal matters); p. 465, Edwd. Charles, n.d. (1, to Thomas Roberts, Poultry) (mention of Y Geirgrawn, the name Llwynrhudol is in his view incorrect); p. 3, [Thos. Charles], Bala, 1806 (1) (one or two errata in the book of Isaiah, mention of the ABC and the spelling-book, an order for ink); pp. 595, 601, 655, 659, 667, 679, 693, 697, 701, 705, 709, 723, Wm. Coxe, Bemerton, etc., 1799-1802 and undated (12) (requesting the addressee's observations on an inscription in the church of Usk, British etymologies, he has thoughts of printing Richard of Cirencester's 'Account of the Antient State of Britain', his answer to Pinkerton); pp. 15, 63, 119, Wm. Cunnington, Heytesbury, 1806 (3) (Abury and Stonehenge, a meteor, tumuli); p. 563, J. Dalley, Custom House, 1798 (1, to Geo[rge] Chalmers) (re creeks and ports); pp. 281, 295, 299, 407 (see 581 for continuation), 503, 511, 529, 551, 589, 623 and add. i, Edwd. Davies, Sodbury and Olveston, 1792-1799 (11) (his determination to attempt something for the elucidation of the ancient bards, his views with regard to the 24 metres, mention of the addressee's dictionary and the proposed work [Myvyrian Archaiology], the bardic alphabet, etc.); pp. 7, 271, Hugh Davies, Aber and Beaumares, 1791 and 1806 (2) (the addressee's Welsh Botanologium, subscribers' names, an outline of another letter); p. 329, Reit [Reynold] Davies, Streatham, 1793 (1) (it is impossible for him to attend the meeting,at Primrose Hill); p. 415, W[alter] Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], All Souls [Oxford], 1795 (1) (the Cambrian Register, etc.); (continued)

p. 769, David Davis, Neath, 1803 (1) (mention of Edward Williams ['Iolo Morganwg'], gratitude for attention during his stay in London, re a Greek inscription, items of poetry in a manuscript of his father's, a report that Owen Myfyr is very ill); p. 333, [John Disney], Knightsbridge, 1793 (1, to the Reverend Dr. [John] Williams, Sydenham) (his readiness to sign the usual certificate in favour of Wm. Owen to the Society of Antiquaries and a comment); p. 235, [John Edwards] 'Sion Ceiriog' [London], 1790 (1) (an unsuccessful search, requesting the return of a poem); p. 259, Thomas Edwards, 'A subscriber to your Dictionary', Ruthin, 1791 (1), i.e. 'Twm o'r Nant' (sending an 'englyn' said to have been engraved on the tomb (in America) of Madoc son of Owen Gwynedd); p. 106, G[eorge] Ellis, [London], n.d. (i) (returning the addressee's Mabinogion and requesting the return of his own abstract of Marie's lays, his reason for being anxious for the early appearance of the work [i.e. the Mabinogion]); p. 315, [John Evans] 'Ieuan ab Ivan', Baltimore, 1792 (1) (his arrival in Baltimore, etc. (a translation in the autograph of William Owen [-Pughe])); add. ii, Samuel Eyre, Bristol, 1833 (1) (the case of Mr. Foley, mention of Joanna [Southcott], Mrs. Townley); pp. 207, 211, R[ichar]d Fenton, Beaumaris and Aberllefenny, 1789 (2) (his hurried departure from London, the Gododin, D: Gwilim, etc.); p. 59, Ann Field, 1805 (1) (a prophetic dream); pp. 575, 593, 605, 615, Edmund Fry, Type Street [London], 1799 (4) (the Pantographia); pp. 47, 67, 71, Samuel Greatheed, London and Newport Pagnel, 1806 (3) (his philological studies, his health); p. 43, J. W. Griffith, Garn, 1806 (1) (financial matters); pp. 39, 91, 669, 713, Wm. Gunn, Irstead near Norwich, 1802-1806 (4) (an answer from Rome (?) requesting Tysilio, mention of his friend Zoega, queries, re Firmail, Mr. Lloyd (North Walsham) and his translations, etc.); pp. 673, (?) 717, 733, 737, G[eorge] Hardinge, [London] 1802 (3 and notes on Hindustani and Persian words) (mention of Henley and Davies, etc.); p. 55, Charles Herbert, (Watchfield House, Faringdon), n.d. (1) (a translation attempted from Davidd [sic] ap Gwilym); p. 113, R[ichard] C[olt] Hoare, Stourhead, n. d. (1) (his Giraldus, re prevailing upon Owen Jones to sit for his portrait, recommending Mr. Woodforde, Great Marlborough Street); p. 11, Jno. Hughes, Denbigh, [1806] (1) (Mr. Lewis Pughe left no will, Mr. [? J. W.] Griffith's request); p. 381, M. Hughes, Treveka, 1793 (1) (see under M. J. Rhees); p. 675, [ ] Hunt, 1802 (1) (he must defer his visit, the reason for this); p. 663, Robt. Jamieson, Macclesfield School, 1802 (1) (a request for romantic tales, ballads, etc., a vacancy for a writing-master at Macclesfield Free Grammar School); p. 85, Mrs. Jenkinson [London], n.d. (1, to Mr. Harper) (requesting him to call); pp. 517, 569, 585, 613, 631, T[homas] Johnes, Hafod, 1798-1799 (5) (Sebright MSS., his wish to have his 'A Cardiganshire Land Lord's advice to his Tenants' printed in Welsh and English to give to his tenants only, a stay of about three weeks by E[dward] Williams ['Iolo Morganwg'], re having to sell some of his land); p. 534, Ben Jones 'on the Monanghela', 1797 (1, to his brother, the late Dr. Jones of Hammersmith) (re Welsh Indians, extract only); pp. 203, 215, Edwd. Jones ['Bardd y Brenin'], Broughton Hall near Lechlade, Oxfordshire, and Cardiff, 1789 (2) (requests and instructions); p. 645, Hugh Jones 'late of Maes-y-glasau near Mallwyd, Merionethshire' (London], 1802 (1) (an advertisement for some small (Welsh) works he intends for publication); p. 749, John Jones, Ramoth, 1803 (1) (inquiring about the last part of the addressee's dictionary, his birthplace, the addressee's reply to T. Parry of Chester, mention of a pamphlet and a collection of Psalms and Hymns); p. 109, Jno. Jones, Shipston on Stour, 1806 (1) (acknowledging a parcel containing a copy of a manuscript music book and a printed copy of the Welsh School music book); add. iv, [Morris Jones] 'Meurig Idris', Manafon, 1842 (1, to Aneurin Owen) ('Cywydd Deuair At Aneurin Owen, Ysw.'); pp. 101, 753, Owen Jones, 'Myvyr', 1803-1804 (2) (remarks concerning a certain printer, etc.); pp. 175, 177, The[ophilu]s Jones, Brecon and Neath, 1803 (2) (acknowledging a letter, 'Edward the eccentric' [i.e. 'Iolo Morganwg']); p. 199, Thos. Jones, 'Y Bardd Cloff', London, 1789 (1) (sending poetry addressed to William Owen [-Pughe]); (continued)

p. 277, Thomas Jones, Llantisilio or Llandysilio, 1791 (1) (re the additions to Dr. Davies's dictionary which are in the possession of Mr. Lloyd of Plas-power); p. 499, Thomas Jones, Llanrhaiadr, 1793 (1) (desiring the addressee to direct a line to the Bardd-Glas in answer to his 'cywydd', mention of having received a letter from the editor of the Welsh Magazine); pp. 219, 287, 431, Will: Jones, 'Gwilym Cadfan', Llangadfan, 1790-1793 (3) (names of subscribers to the dictionary, the attitude of the English towards the Welsh, emigration, how to safeguard the old Welsh writings, Mr. Ed[war]d Jones's loss, etc.); p. 25, Wm. Jones, Marshal, King's Bench, 1806 (1) (re money due to the writer's late brother from the late Mr. Pugh of Blaene); pp. 523, 609, the Earl of Leicester, President of the Society of Antiquaries, 1798-1799 (2) (printed notice of an election, an address); p. 535, Llewelyn Lloyd [Holywell postmark], n.d. (1) (wishing the undertaking [?the Myvyrian Archaiology] every success, reference to the tardiness of the bards in bringing in their productions); pp. 739, 773, Richd. Llwyd, Beaumaris and Chester, 1802 and undated (2) (mention of a storm, the writer is talked of in the Monthly Mirror, December [1801]. introducing a Mr. Jones); p. 745, the Earl of Macclesfield, Sherborn Castle, 1803 (1, to George Chalmers) (replying to a letter, the period when he can receive Mr. Owen [i.e. William Owen-Pughe] at Sherborn); p. 79, [?Robert] Macfarlan, Shakespeare Printing Office, Pall Mall, 1804 (1) (re procuring the Bard's poems); add. iii, Will[iam] Aug[ustus] Miles, Assistant Commissioner of the Hand Loom enquiry, n.d. (1, to Aneurin Owen) (suggestions concerning their proposed caravan expedition [in Wales]); p. 449, Huw Morus, n.d. (1) (the inscription on a stone pillar in the parish of Clocaenog); p. 77, William Murrell, Captain and Adjutant, C[lerkenwell] L[oyal] V[olunteer] I[nfantry ], 1804 (1) (printed notice concerning an inspection); p. 577, J[ane] Owen, St. Athan, 1799 (1) (asking him to call on her father for her £15, Owen is determined to emigrate to America) with a postscript from J[ohn] Owen; p. 683, R. Owen (brother) at Dolgelley, 1802 (1) (mention of Dr. Roberts, Mr. Herbert, etc., he begins to get tired of the mountains); pp. 223, 241, 245, 273, 285, 325, 403, 411, Paul Panton, Plasgwyn and Holywell, 1790-1795 (8) (a transcript of part of a letter from the Reverend Rd. Davies, Holywell, subscribers' names, the Madawgwys [sic], extracts from Wynn of Gwydir letters re Dr. Thomas Wiliems's dictionary, mention of Mr. Williams of Treffos, David Thomas, 'Dafydd Ddu Eryri', a copy of a letter from the Reverend John Williams, Llanrwst, etc.); pp. 253, 515, 547, 559, Paul Panton, Junr., Plasgwyn, 1791 and 1798 (4) (mention of [Thomas] Jones, Llantysilio (see p. 277), re Evan Evans's MSS, a copy of a letter from Paul Panton the younger to Thomas [Percy], bishop of Dromore, and of the bishop's reply); p. 399, Henry Parry, Holywell, 1794 (1) (questions from Mr. Pennant (enclosure wanting), a request from Mr. Panton); pp. 127, 239, 249, 263, 269, 369, 395, Tho[mas] Pennant, Downing, 1789-1794 (6 and a list of subscribers (to the dictionary) addressed to Thomas Pennant) (various requests, wishing to know the extent of the plan about the Padoucas); p. 365, J. Phillips, King's Bench Prison, [17]93 (1) (the Welsh Indians, the travels of a person named Lawrence); p. 357, Jams. Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street [London], 1793 (1) (Bardism and Quakerism); p. 471, R[ichard] Phillips [London], [17]97 (an invitation); p. 759, Wm. Phillips, York Hosp[ita]l, 1803 (1) (re a transaction with Mr. Leamond); p. 597, Wm. Phillips [printer], n.d. (1) (Dr. Hawes wishes the addressee to attend the anniversary dinner of the Humane Society in return for a favour conferred, the writer requests the return of the copy of Pugh's Salutation); pp. 19, 21, 227, J[ohn] W[illiam] Prisiart (John Williams), Plasybrain [Anglesey], 1790 and 1806 (3) (the dictionary, mention of Jonathan son of Jonathan Hughes the Poet, Joanna [Southcott], Y Greal, the ancestry of Sir William Jones, etc.); pp. 337, 371, 387, Rice Pughe, Blaeney, 1793 (3) (re accommodation for Mrs. Owen and Aneurin, the writer and the living of Dolgelley, etc.); p. 107, W[illiam] O[wen-Pughe], 1806 (2) (drafts of two letters re satisfying the Income Tax Commissioners); pp. 341, 361, 375, 381, 461 (incomplete), 487, 495, Morgn. J. Rhees (Rees, Rhys), Trevecka and Philadelphia, 1793-1797 (7) (see G. J. Williams, 'Letters of Morgan John Rhys to William Owen [-Pughe]', in The National Library of Wales Journal, II, pp. 131-41); (continued)

p. 491, W[illiam] Richards, New Castle Emlyn, 1797 (1) (a report that the Madogwys had been discovered, the addressee's dictionary, his own English and Welsh pocket dictionary); pp. 707, 711, Gr[iffith] Roberts, senr., Dolgelley, 1802 (2) (the addressee's brother, the non-arrival of the ear syringes); p. 599, J[ohn] Roberts (Stadhampton), Jes: Coll. [Oxford], 1799 (1) (his wish to keep the Welsh treatise a little longer, the W[elsh] Bible is not yet out of the press); pp. 435, 475, 483, [Rev.] Peter Roberts, Eton, 1795 and 1797 (3) (returning a book, mention of Mr. [Edward] Williams, re Welsh music); p. 75, Rob. Roberts [London], n. d. (1) (sending a paper for printing (enclosure wanting)); p. 123, Thos. Roberts, Llwynrhudol, Poultry [London], 1806 (1) (hoping Mr. Jos[ep]h Roberts's account of the Madogion and his own letter would not be left out of the Greal, mention of a letter from the 'Grealwyr'); p. 103, Richd. Sargent, [?London], 1804 (1) (re Mr. Harman and a warrant of attorney); p. 641, Wm. Slade, Shrewsbury, 1799 (1, to Edmund Fry) (Coelbren y Beirdd); pp. 29, 31, Joanna Southcott, 1806 (2) (an invitation, etc.); p. 469, Robert Southey, 1797 (1) (a query concerning the court of Owain Cyveilioc); pp. 267, 307, 321, 427, David Thomas ['Dafydd Ddu Eryri'], Bangor, Waunfawr, Plas gwyn, and Amlwch, 1791-1795 (4) ('Y Sillafydd', Edward Barnes's pirated edition of the 'awdl' on Liberty ('Rhyddid'), travels in North Wales, errata in the 'awdlau', mention of an 'eisteddfod', renewing his request concerning some translated specimens of the Gododin, the new orthography, etc.); p. 33, J. Thomas, Sec[retar]y to the Ancient Britons, Welsh Charity School, 1806 (1) (the Society needs someone to answer the Bishops in the responses of the prayers on St. David's Day); p. 99, Sh[aro] n Turner, 1805 (1) (he is obliged to be absent that night); pp. 131, 135, 137, 141, 145, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165, 169, 173, 181, 185, 187, 191, 195, Edward Williams, 'Iolo Morganwg', Flimston, etc., 1797-1806 and undated (17) (mention of a survey of co. Glamorgan for the Board of Agriculture, the French landing on the Welsh coast, he has almost finished his translation into Welsh of the Bishop of Landaff's Apology for the Bible ('Gair ymhlaid Y Bible'), literary matters, etc.); p. 117, E[van] Williams [Strand], 1806 (1) (an invitation to meet a learned bard from the Severn side); pp. 543, 567, Hen[ry] Williams, Llangattock Place near Abergavenny, 1798 (2) (giving his own name and that of the Reverend Henry Payne as subscribers [to the Myvyrian Archaiology]); pp. 257, 291, 303, 345, 349, 417, 421, 425, 453, 729, J[ohn] Williams, Sydenham, etc., 1791-1796 (10) (doubts about the propriety of meeting on Primrose Hill, the Welsh Indians, mention of the death of Ffranki dywyll); p. 227, John Williams, Plasybrain, 1790 (1) (see under J. W. Prisiart); pp. 391, 635, Robert Williams, Jes[us] Col[lege, Oxford] and Llandidno [sic], Conway, 1794 and [17]99 (2) (an illness, re sending 'Delw'r Byd' as described in Llyvyr - Coç, the business of applying for one of the legacies for married clergy under the will of the late Absalom Evans of Cowley, co. Middlesex, esq.); and pp. 317, (?) 353, 383, T. W. Wrighte, Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, [London], 1793 (3) (acknowledging books, the addressee's election as a Fellow). Other items are the following: pp. 1727, notices, one dated 1784, the other blank, of meetings of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, London; p. 311, an appeal, 1792, for assistance and support in connection with resolutions proposed and adopted at a meeting of the [Liverpool] Cymrydorion [sic] Society, 9 August 1792; p. 619, a printed statement issued by the friends of Lord Lewisham, 1799, in connection with the ensuing election for the presidency of the Society of Antiquaries; and p. 653, a copy of the inscription on a marble monument in Llanaran [sic] church, co. Glamorgan, to Rees Powell, esq., Elizabeth, his wife, and other members of the family. Some of the signatures to the letters were cut out by William Owen-Pughe himself and sent to one Rd. Humphreys for his autograph collection.

Llangibby Castle Estate Records.

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  • 1217-1930

Llangibby Castle estate records, including court rolls of manors in Monmouthshire, 1262-1911, Glamorgan, 1675-1739, Gloucestershire, 1427-1595, and Somerset, 1609-1691; title deeds, mainly Monmouthshire, 1217-1930, and correspondence, mainly 18-19 cent.; important letters and papers relating to the civil war in Monmouthshire; and manuscripts aquired by the family, including drafts and copies of Modus Tenendi Parliamentarum and Observata Parliamentaria by Henry Elsynge, junior (1598-1654), clerk to the House of Commons, together with minutes of the House of Commons, 1624-1626, calendar of the Journal of the House of Lords, 1647-1768, copies of the Journals of the House of Commons, 1547-1701, index to parliamentary proceedings, temp. Edward III-Edward IV, and, 1724-1743, civil war tracts, the journal of the missionary Dr Joseph Wolff, 1832, 'Prif Achae holh Gymru Benbaladr' in the autograph of Sir Thomas Wiliams, Trefriw, 1578-1609, a seventeenth-century collection of Welsh poetry by the principal 'cywyddwyr'; a memoir of Richard Robert Jones ('Dic Aberdaron', 1780-1843) in his own autograph; English sermons and miscellaneous notes by Rev. Edmund Jones, Pontypool, a sermon notebook of Rev. Philip Henry (1631-1696), the eminent Nonconformist divine, a survey of the lands of Henry, earl of Pembroke, in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, 1570, and a survey of lands in the lordship of Usk, 1619; pedigree rolls of Sir Roger Williams of Penrhos, Monmouthshire, compiled by Thomas Jones ('Twm Siôn Catti'), 1591, and of the Williams family of Llangibby Castle, probably compiled by Sylvanus Morgan.

Addams-Williams family, of Llangibby Castle.

Miscellanea,

A volume containing miscellany of prose and verse items in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'), divided into three sections each described on its 'title-page' as 'Brith y Coed sef cynnulliad cymmysg o hen Bethau Cymreig Rhyddiaith a Phrydyddiaeth Cynnulliad Iolo Morganwg'. These three sections are numbered Rhifyn 1, 11, 111 respectively. The contents of section 1 (pp. i-viii, 1-153) consist of miscellaneous items including notes on the three bardic brothers Ednyfed, Madawc (Benfras), and Llywelyn ap Gruffudd of Marchwiail [co. Denbigh] (11), copies of versions of the dedicatory epistle to Richard Mostyn and the letter to the reader which Gruffudd Hiraethog composed as introductory material to his booklet or volume 'Lloegr drigiant ddifyrrwch Brytanaidd Gymro' which contained, inter alia, his collection of Welsh proverbs (see D. J. Bowen: Gruffudd Hiraethog a'i Oes (Caerdydd, 1958), tt. 32-7) (33-42), a list of old Welsh words extracted from the aforementioned booklet (37), a copy of Simwnt Vychan's licence as 'pencerdd' granted at the Caerwys eisteddfod, 1567 (42- 3), miscellaneous Welsh proverbs (44-5, 72), a list of fifteenth and sixteenth century Welsh bards with the names of their burial places (59-62 ), an anecdote relating to Siôn Mowddwy (64), a copy of the marriage vow ( Welsh) in force in the time of Oliver Cromwell (73), a brief note on the orthography of the 'Black Book of Carmarthen' (73), medicinal recipes (74- 5), a description of a traditional Glamorgan game called 'Chware cnau mewn Llaw' (see IM, tt. 51-2) (76), anecdotes purporting to give biographical data re Dafydd ap Gwilym (77-85), an anecdote relating to Rhisiart Iorwerth 'o Langynwyd' incorporating an 'englyn' attributed to him (86-7), an anecdote re the imprisonment of people in Cardiff gaol for their religious views in the reign of Mary [Tudor] (93-6), an anecdote re a meeting of poets at Ystrad Ywain [co. Glamorgan] in 1720 (98), a note relating to Llywelyn Bren Hen (100), a brief pedigree of the Abermarlais family (101), a list of Welsh proper names derived from Latin (105-06), a note on 'cerdd gadair' and 'cerdd deuluaidd' (107), a series of triads entitled 'Trioedd y Cybydd' (117-20), a few triads with other miscellanea ( 132-3), a note on violent winds near Ruthyn [co. Denbigh] in 1628-1629 (137-8 ), an extract from a letter from John Lloyd ap Huw to Edward Llwyd of the [Ashmolean] Museum [Oxford], 1698, concerning the location of certain ' cistiau' and stone circles (138-9), a note on Tudur Aled with a list of bards licensed at an 'eisteddfod' held at Caerwys in 1565 (150-51), and an anecdote relating to Tomas Llywelyn 'o Regoes' (152); prose items, lists, etc., with the superscriptions 'Llyma enwau Pedwar Marchog ar hugain Llys Arthur . . .' (1-10), 'Llyma enwau Arfau Arthur' (10), 'Llyma Enwau llongau . . . Arthur' (10), 'Casbethau Cattwg Ddoeth' (16), 'Enwau y Pedair camp ar hugain (24 accomplishments) a'r achos y gwnaethpwyd hwynt' (17-19), Pedwar Marchog ar hugaint oedd yn Llys Arthur . . .' (20-23), 'Cynghorion Ystudfach fardd' (27-8), 'Cyngor Taliesin . . . i Afawn ei Fab . . .' (46), 'Llyma achau a Bonedd rhai o'r Prydyddion' (49), 'Ymryson yr Enaid a'r Corph yr hwn a droes Iolo Goch o'r Lladin yng Nghymraeg' (65-70 ), 'Naw Rhinwedd y gofyn Duw gan Ddyn' (70-71), 'Graddau Carennydd' (92), 'Coffedigaeth am ladd y Tywysog Llywelyn ap Gruffudd . . . ' (130-31), 'Y Saith Veddwl teithiol' (134-5), 'Llyma saith Rhad yr Yspryd Glân' (135), 'Llyma'r . . . saith Bechod marwol' (135), 'Llyma saith weithred y drugaredd' (135), 'Llyma Weddi y Pader' (136), 'Enwau y nawnyn a diriwys yn gyntaf yn Fforest Glynn Cothi' (142-3), and 'Chwe peth a ddifa Lloegr' (148); and transcripts of Welsh poems in strict and free metre, often single 'englynion', including poems attributed to Rhys Goch Eryri (12), Thomas Llywelyn 'o Regoes' (12,141), Gruffydd Hiraethog (13), Simwnt Fychan (? 13, 109), Bleddyn ddu (13), Dafydd Benwyn (13), Richard Hughes ( 14, 116), Wm. Llyn (14), Elis Wynn 'o blwyf Llanuwchlyn' (15), Taliesin Ben Beirdd (23, 90-91, 104), Ystudfach fardd (23-6), Thomas Gruffudd (32), Llen. Deio Pywel (46), Llywelyn Siôn 'o Langewydd' (47-8), Hopcin ap Thomas ap Einon 'o Ynys Dawy' (50), Gytto'r Glynn (55), Thomas Glynn Cothi (57-8), Tomas Lewys 'o Lechau' (63-4), Morys Dwyfech (72), Twm ab Ifan ab Rhys (87-8), William Dafydd 'o Abercwmyfuwch' (88-9), Siôn y Cent (97, 112- 14), Dafydd ap Gwilym (99, 108), Edward Richards (108), Revd. Mr. Davies, Bangor (108), Tudur Aled (109), Edward Maelor (109), Rhys Cain (110, 115), Dafydd ap Siancyn Fynglwyd (110), Roger Cyffin (110), Siôn Tudur (110), Syr Huw Dafydd 'o Euas' (111), Ieuan Brydydd Hir 'o Lanyllted' (111), Thomas Powel 'o Euas' (111), Dafydd ab Edmwnd (114), Rhisiart Iorwerth (115), Syr Ifan, 'offeiriad Carno' (115), Matthew Owen (115), ? Huw Morys ( 115), Rhisiart Philip (115), Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr (116), Seisyllt Bryffwrch (116), Dafydd Nanmor (131), Iago ab Dewi (140), Llywelyn Tomas ( 141), and Rhobin Ddu 'o Fôn' (143-8), a sequence of fifteen stanzas called 'Araith y Gwragedd' (29-32), a sequence of 'Englynion y Misoedd' attributed to Syppyn Cyfeiliog or Cneppyn Gwerthrynion reputedly 'o Lyfr Ysgrif yn llaw'r Dr. Dafis o Fallwyd' (121-4), and a sequence of thirty-two 'Englynion yr Eira' attributed to Macclaff ap Llywarch (125-30). (continued)

Section 2 (pp. 161-312) contains miscellaneous items including a note relating to Morgan Llywelyn ? 'o Regoes' (170), a short list of Welsh bards who had acted as bardic teachers to other bards (198), miscellaneous genealogical and chronological data (220-21), lists of Welsh bards 'yn amser y Clymiad cyntaf ar Gerdd', 'yn yr ail clymiad Cerdd', and 'yn amser y trydydd Clymiad ar Gerdd' (225-32), a copy of an introduction written by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg' in 1800 to a proposed booklet to be called 'Gwern Doethineb' containing ? extracts from miscellaneous Welsh manuscript sources (268-70), a brief chronicle of events in Welsh and British history to 1318 A.D. (275-9), a further brief chronicle of events in Welsh and British history to 1420 A.D. (280-300), and a third brief chronicle of such events to 1404 A.D. (301-03); prose items or lists with the superscriptions 'Henaifion Byd' (171-5), '14 Prif geinciau Cadwgan a Chyhelyn' (186-7), 'Llyma Ddosparth Cerdd Dant' (211-14), 'Llyma enwau y pedwar mesur ar hugain Cerdd dant' (214-15), 'Llyma y saith mesur ar hugain' (215-16), 'Llyma Lyfr a elwir Cadwedigaeth Cerdd Dannau . . .' ( 217-19), 'Llyma yr ystatys a wnaeth Gruffudd ap Cynan i'r Penceirddiaid a'r Athrawon i gymmeryd Disgyblion . . .' (271-4), and 'Dosparth yr awgrym' ( 303); and transcripts of Welsh poems, sometimes a single 'englyn', including poems attributed to Dafydd ap Gwilym (169-70, 205), Siôn y Cent (175-9), Huw Machno (180-84), Thomas Carn (184-5), Thomas Dafydd ap Ieuan ap Rhys 'o Bwll y Crochan' (a sequence of twenty 'Englynion Eiry Mynydd ar Ddiarhebion') (187-93), Dafydd ap Edmwnt (194), Siôn Brwynog (195, 200), Hywel ap Syr Mathew (196), Dicc Huws (197), Syr Thomas Williams 'o Drefriw' (199), Dafydd Nanmor (200, 304), Thomas James (200), Rhys Cain (201, 203 ), Siôn Philip (201-02), Huw Pennant (202), Morgan ap Huw Lewys (202), Huw Arwystli (204), Tudur fardd coch (205), Llawdden fardd (206), Dafydd Manuel (207-10), Guttyn Owain (222-4), Edward Dafydd (265-7), and Thomas Llewelyn 'o Regoes' (304), a series of 'englynion' mostly to the nightingale reputedly composed in connection with 'eisteddfodau' held at Caerwys including 'englynion' attributed to Siôn Tudur, Wiliam Cynwal, Wiliam Lleyn, Rd. Davies, escob Mynyw, Robert Gruffydd ab Ieuan, Bartholom Jones, Huw Llyn, Elis ab Rhys ab Edward, Syr Lewys 'o Langyndeyrn', Hittin Grydd, and Lewys ab Edward (233-9), a series of one hundred and sixty stanzas with the superscription 'Chwedlau'r Doethion (o Lyfr Tre Brynn)' each stanza commencing 'A glywaist ti chwedl' (240-60), and a second sequence of thirty-four stanzas of the same nature (260-65).

Section 3 (pp. 313-444) includes prose items with the superscriptions 'Llyma Ragaraith Bardd Ifor Hael' (with a note thereon by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg') (335-9) 'Cas Bethau Bardd Ifor Hael' (339), 'Trithlws ar ddeg Ynys Prydain' (340-41), 'Llyma fal y telid iawn dros alanas gynt. . .' (352), 'Llyma ddosparth yr awgrym' (356), 'Dewis Bethau Bach Buddugre' (357-8) 'Casbeth Ieuan Gyffylog' (358-9), 'Casbethau Dafydd Maelienydd' (362-3), 'Llyma gynghorion y Dryw o'r Llwyn glas' (364-6), 'Llyma gynhorion Gwas y Dryw' (366), 'Araith Ieuan Brydydd Hir o Lanylltid' (with a note thereon by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg') (369-72), 'Llyma Enwau Prif Gaerydd Ynys Prydain' (393-7), and 'Dewis bethau Hywel Lygadgwsg' (424-5); transcripts of Welsh poems, sometimes a single 'englyn', including poems attributed to Wmffre Dafydd ab Han, 'clochydd Llan Bryn Mair' (321-7), Wiliam Philip 'o'r Hendre Fechan' (328-34), Morgan Mwcci Mawr (334), Richard Wiliam (343-9, 374), Dafydd Llwyd 'yn ymyl Llanrwst' (351), Dafydd Ddu 'o Hiraddug' (351), Llywelyn fawr y dyrnwr (360-61), Ieuan Brydydd Hir ( 372-4), Merfyn Gwawdrydd ('canu misoedd y flwyddyn') (375-82), Guttyn Owain (383-4), Maclaf ab Llywarch ('Eiry Mynydd' stanzas) (385-9), Taliesin Ben Beirdd (390-91, 398-401), Dafydd Edward 'o Fargam' (417), Thomas Llywelyn 'o Regoes' (417), Ednyfed Fychan (418), Morgan Llywelyn 'o Gastell Nedd' (419), Ystudfach Fardd (twenty-four 'Englynion y Bidiau') (421-4), Gwgan ab Bleddyn (426-7), and Davydd Davies 'o Gastell Hywel' (432); and miscellaneous items including instructions in Welsh for making fishing hooks ('Modd y gwneir Bachau enwair') (342-3), medicinal recipes (349-51, 420), lists of Welsh proverbs (353-5, 367-8), an anecdote re Taliesin and Maelgwn Gwynedd (391-2), a copy of the introduction written by Thomas Wiliems [of Trefriw] to his Latin - Welsh dictionary 'Thesaurus Linguae Latinae et Cambrobrytannicae' transcribed by [Edward Williams] ' Iolo Morganwg' from one of the manuscripts of Paul Panton of Plas Gwyn, Anglesey (now NLW MS 1983 of which see ff. 48-56) (402-13), a note by 'Iolo Morganwg' relating to Thomas Wiliems (414-15), a note relating to Cattwg Ddoeth (418), brief notes on Dafydd ap Gwilym, Llawdden Fardd, Dafydd ap Edmwnd, and Tudur Aled (428), four versions of the Lord's Prayer in Welsh 'o'r un llyfr yn llaw Edward Llwyd' (429-31), a note on Tudur Aled (432), and a short treatise commencing 'Llyma son am Fonedd ag anfonedd sef y traether am fonedd ac anfonedd yn hynn o fodd . . .' (433-9 ). Each section is preceded by a list of contents.

'Iolo Morganwg'.

The Gododdin, &c.

Two volumes of transcripts, [1758], compiled Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), subsequently bound as one volume. Part I (foliated 1-153) contains 'The Gododin an Heroic poem of the sixth Century transcribed from a Copy of Thomas Wiliams of Trefriw M.D., and the Works of Taliessin from Dr Davies of Mallwyd's hand, and other particulars wrote by the Revd Mr. Evan Evans' (f. 1) and includes transcripts of Llyfr Aneirin (ff. 5 verso-36), Llyfr Taliesin (ff. 37-126) and other manuscripts.
Part II (foliated 1-73) contains further poetry, by poets including Llywarch Hen, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ab Edmwnd and Gutun Owain (ff. 1-28, 34 verso-47); notes on Welsh orthography (following the cywydd beginning at f. 19); a list of poets from a manuscript of Dr John Davies (f. 39 verso); a copy of Sir Thomas Wiliems's Preface to his Latin-Welsh Dictionary (ff. 48-64); a letter, dated 26 January 1757, from Lewis Morris to 'Mr. Vaughan of Corsygedol' (ff. 65-69); a letter, dated 14 June 1755, from Richard Morris to the same Mr Vaughan, enclosing a copy of the Transactions of the Society of Cymmrodorion and referring to Lewis Morris and to Goronwy Owen (ff. 70-71); and a table of contents for Part I only, [?in the hand of Owain Myfyr] (f. 72).

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 Ieuan Du. The volume is labelled 'Odlau a Chywydda. A. 4°'.
Ff. i-ii, 137-143b are not in the same hand as the rest of the manuscript, and ff. 144b-146 are in a modern hand. Ff. 1-56 may be copied from Peniarth MS 109; the order of the poems is the same at first, but the readings do not always agree, and there are four poems in this manuscript which are not in Peniarth MS 109. Pp. 11-96 of Peniarth MS 77 are copied from this manuscript. William Salesbury or Sir T. Wiliems has written what looks like 'rhyderch ap Howel ap Dauyd' on f. 136b.

Thomas Wiliems's Latin-Welsh dictionary : A to D

A volume containing the first part of a transcript (continued in Brogyntyn I.10) by John Edwards, Plas Newydd, Chirk, of part of Thesaurus Linguæ Latinæ et Cambrobritannicæ... by 'Syr' Thomas Wiliems, Trefriw (now NLW Peniarth MS 228).
The volume contains the title page, dated 1608, the list of authorities cited, 'Prif Gaerae Ynys Brydain gynt', 'Tri dyfal gyfangan', and the dictionary from A to D. The contents correspond to Peniarth MS 228, vol. i, except that Thomas Wiliems's preface is wanting, probably as a result of six leaves being excised at the beginning of the volume between ff. iv and v. The text is written in a neat italic hand, two columns on each page; the Latin words are written in red ink, the Welsh definitions in black, quotations from Welsh literature in green, and the names of authors and titles of the works quoted in purple. According to a note on f. iv John Edwards paid nine shillings for paper for his transcript in 1607; he probably commenced transcribing soon afterwards in 1608, which is the date written on Thomas Wiliems's title-page, although Wiliems completed his dictionary on 2 October 1607. The monograms 'IHS' and 'MRA' on ff. v and 1 and 'Emanuell IHS' on f. iv indicate that John Edwards, like Thomas Wiliems, was a Roman Catholic. Because of his refusal to take the Oath of Allegiance in 1613 two-thirds of Edwards's estate was confiscated, which resulted in his being involved in litigation until the end of his life, a situation which probably explains why he abandoned transcribing the dictionary.

Edwards, John, d. 1625.

Thomas Wiliems's Latin-Welsh dictionary : E to Indeclinabilis

A volume containing the second part of a transcript (begun in Brogyntyn MS I.9) by John Edwards, Plas Newydd, Chirk, of part of Thesaurus Linguæ Latinæ et Cambrobritannicæ... by 'Syr' Thomas Wiliems, Trefriw (now NLW Peniarth MS 228).
The contents continue the dictionary from E to Indeclinabilis and corresponds to Peniarth MS 228, vol. ii, ff. 2-113. The text is written in a neat italic hand, two columns on each page; the Latin words are written in red ink, the Welsh definitions in black, quotations from Welsh literature in green, and the names of authors and titles of the works quoted in purple. Spaces are sometimes left for the later addition of the Welsh quotations.

Edwards, John, d. 1625.

Vita Griffini filii Conani,

A draft translation of Buchedd Gruffudd ap Cynan, with corrections and additions in the autograph of Thomas ap William, Trefriw. Also included in the manuscript are some Latin hexameters; an order in pursuance of a warrant under the Royal sign manual for the payment of a quarter's annuity of £100 to Diana Hotham or her assigns, 28 October 1806; and memoranda concerning the manuscript.

Thomas ap William and others.

Vocabularies

A manuscript in two parts, the first part containing 'Some words omitted in Dr. Davies Welch and Latin Dictionary ...'; and the second part containing 'Geiriau or hen Gamberaag anhawdh ei dirnad yn yr oes hon', with illustrations from the poets, including Tudur Aled. The first part of the text (original foliation 1-101) is written in a seventeenth century hand while the second part (original foliation 1-14) is written in a sixteenth century hand.
From the many references in the text to Sir Thomas Wiliems it would appear that the scribe of the first part of the manuscript had access to the original Dictionary MSS used by Dr John Davies, Mallwyd. The vocabulary in the second part of the manuscript is apparently a copy of Wiliam Llŷn's Vocabulary.

Welsh-Latin Dictionary

A manuscript containing the second volume of Dr John Davies's Welsh-Latin Dictionary, in the autograph of Dr Davies. The manuscript appears to be a transcript of Sir Thomas Wiliems's Welsh-Latin Dictionary. This text contains more and fuller quotations than the printed edition of 1632.

Davies, John, 1567-1644