File 128A. - Llyfr Ofer Gerddi Margaret Davies,

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Llyfr Ofer Gerddi Margaret Davies,


  • 1738. (Creation)

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A manuscript entitled 'Llyfr Ofer Gerddi Margaret Davies 1738', being a collection of 'carolau', 'dyrïau', 'Penillion', and 'englynion' compiled by Margaret Davies (c. 1700-85?), of Coetgae-du, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth. An analysis of the volume ('Bannau'r Llyfr hwn ... by the scribe describes the contents as follows: 'Y Part Cynta or Llyfr sydd O Garolau Maswedd gan mwya. Yna Cerddi ar amryw fesurau Er Gofyn amryw Roddion. Ac yna Dirifau ne ddyriau Mawl merched. Ychydig Alar Gerddi. Amryw fasweddgerdd I ferched Ac ar amryw fesurau. Englynion'. The authors represented in the volume are Hugh Maurice, Lewis Owen ('o Dyddyn y Gareg'), William Phylip, Hugh ab Cadwaladr, Robert Edward Lewis, Hugh ab Evan ('Caer Cyrach'), Willm. Dafydd Meyrick, Edward Maurice, Sr. Morgan, Robert Evan ('o Rhedyn Cochion'), Cadwaladr Roberts, Thomas Edwart ('o Blwy Cerig y Drudion'), Rees Jones [o'r Blaenau] (1737), Mr. Robt. Lloyd, W. Lias, Margarett ych Evan ('o Gaer Cyrach'), Mr Price, Ellis Rowland, Owen Griffith, Sion Ellis ('y Telyniwr'), 'hên wraig o drawsfynydd', John Rhydderch, W. D., John Davies, Richard Phylip, M[argaret] Davies, Richard Abraham, Hugh Evan, Morris Robert, Edward Rowland, Mathew Owen, Maurice Robert, Franses Parry, Roger Edward, John Prichard Prys, Olvar Ifan, Rowland Davies, Mr J. Pughe, John David ('Siôn Dafydd Las'), M[ichael] P[ritchard], Dic Thomas, Robert Humphre[ys] ['Robin Rhagad'], Mrs Wynne, Moris Lloyd, Hugh Wynn, Ellis Moris, Dafydd ab Edmwnt, Mr Wm. Wynne, Margt. Rowland, H[uw] ab Ifan ab Robert, Rees Goch [Eryri], Rees Lloyd, Lewis Rowland, Rowland Owen, Robt. Owen Lewis, Iorwerth fynglwyd, William Gryffydd ('o Ddrws y Coed'), and [Ellis Roberts] ('Ellis y Cowper'). Several of the poems are anonymous, and some are written on the dorse of an undated letter (mid eighteenth century) from Robt. Anwyl, Hengae, to his uncle Robert Vaughan, Dolymelynllyn (wages requested by an employee, news from Guilsfield) and on the dorse of address leaves of letters to Margaret Davies at Goedtref [Llanelltyd, Merioneth], at Plâstanyfynwent, Dolgelley, at Plas Tan y Bwlch, and at Berthlwyd, near Dolgelley; also bound in the volume (pp. 249-74) are printed 'carolau' and 'cerddi' by John Rhydderch, Huw Morys, Thomas Edwart ['Twm o'r Nant'], Morus Robert, Dafydd Thomas, and Gruffudd Edward ('o Lan-Silin').

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Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 128). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 5595367. Date: 20030611. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 128) : Loose items in volume. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 128). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 5595367. Date: 20041029. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: A. Pugh. Status: Manuscript Volume (Cwrtmawr MS 128) : Attached loose items. Institution: WlAbNL.


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See also Cwrtmawr MS 27.


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In Cwrtmawr MS 1468, p.73, this manuscript is described as 'Fronfraith MS I. Bought May 1900'.


Preferred citation: 128A.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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