File NLW MS 22386B - Penty Park pedigree book

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NLW MS 22386B


Penty Park pedigree book


  • [c. 1663] (Creation)

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iii, 201 ff. (The original foliation seems to have begun on f. 23; foliated in pencil by Sir Thomas Phillipps, omitting f. 44) ; 200 x 153 mm.

Repaired and re-bound at NLW in 1988 re-using old covers of calf, blind-tooled, stamps within central panels, XVII or XVIII cent.

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Archival history

Signature of J. B. Lloyd Phillipps, Penty Park, 1859, on f. ii verso. At Penty Park until 1987.

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Bought for NLW at Sotheby's, lot 269; 24 July 1987.

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A volume of pedigrees in Welsh and English, evidently compiled in Carmarthenshire about 1663 (see f. 193). The collection is poorly organised. Carmarthenshire families predominate; Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire are well represented; some pedigrees for other parts of Wales. Mostly based on earlier sources, many on the pattern of achau'r mamau and in Welsh, many coming down to the years 1625-1628. Sources named are 'John Moythe's book' (ff. 117-124 passim) and 'Thomas Johnes of Fountaine Gate' (f. 120 verso). Folios 1-22 contain world chronology, biblical and royal lines, down to Charles II. Additions, mostly of Carmarthenshire interest, by several hands of XVII and XVIII cent., notably by an annotator active in 1706 and, it appears, by John Jones of Pant-glas (fl. 1706-1744) (see ff. 26 verso, 45 versoi, 184, 193).

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Welsh, English

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The volume has suffered from damp; the corners of leaves are damaged throughout.

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Transcribed by Sir Thomas Phillipps, see Cardiff Central Library MSS 1.38 and 3.63.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 22386B


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