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Burlton Hall pedigree book,

  • NLW MS 23471E.
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  • mid 17 cent.-1874 /

A volume compiled, c. 1846-1874, by Robert Chambre Vaughan, Burlton Hall, co. Salop [see DWB under Wynn (aft. Nanney, etc.) family of Maesyneuadd, Llandecwyn], containing pedigrees of families from whom he claimed descent, mostly Welsh or co. Salop, in particular those of Chambre of Burlton and Petton, and Vaughan of Burlton. Pasted or tipped into the volume are additional biographical, genealogical and heraldic documents and memoranda, mid-seventeenth cent.-1874, drawn from diverse manuscript and printed soruces, including certificates of baptism, marriage and burial and copies of monumental inscriptions, over a hundred emblazoned coats of arms, and letters, 1846-52, to Robert Chambre Vaughan, together with a list of sources and an index to the pedigrees (ff. 63-4).

Vaughan, Robert Chambre, 1796-1876

Extinct baronetcies,

A volume of extracts by Alcwyn C. Evans, largely relating to Welsh families, from Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies. Inset is a transcript, with notes, in another hand, of arms on a chimney-piece in the old part of Werrington House, Devon.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Genealogical and heraldic material,

A volume of heraldic and genealogical material in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg'). P. xvii, which appears to be a 'title-page' to the section containing pp. 1- 84, is inscribed 'Achau ac Arfau Prif Fonedd y Cymry. Dadyscrif o Lyfr Du Pant Lliwydd Eiddo'r diweddar Mr. Thomas Truman, 1806' (see also the note on p. xix dated 7 October 1806 and addressed to the reader by [Edward Williams] 'Iolo Morganwg'). Pp. 1-61 contain a transcript of the genealogical and heraldic material to be found in pp. 73-204 of the aforementioned manuscript generally known as 'Llyfr Du Pantlliwydd' (now N.LW MS 13165), whilst pp. 62-84 contain a transcript of similar material to be found in pp. 13-72 of the same manuscript (i.e. N.L.W. MS. 13165B). Pp. 103-08 and 113-54 appear to contain a transcript of pp. 1-74 of the aforementioned 'Llyfr Du Pantlliwydd' with additions and / or variations. The remainder of the volume contains miscellaneous historical, genealogical, and heraldic material, etc., including sections with the following superscriptions or incipits - 'Llyma Bymthegllwyth Gwynedd' (pp. 155-7, ? extracted from NLW MS 13165B, pp. 142-5); 'Llyma son am natur a rhinweddau y meini gwerthfawr fal ai dangoswyd gan yr Ednywed ab Ednyw yn Llys Gruffudd ap Cynan . . . ac y fal ai dangoswyd gan y brawd leuan Goch ab Ithel hir gar bron y Brenin Edward yng Nghonwy' (pp. 161-4, allegedly 'O Lyfr Mr. Cob o Gaerdydd'); 'Llyma draethu am fonedd ag anfonedd . . .' (pp. 165-71, allegedly 'O Lyfr Thomas Hopkin o Langrallo'); 'Ach Bleddyn ap Cynfyn' (p. 180); '[Extracts] From a MS. Book of Genealogies, No. 51, W[elsh] Ch[arity] school' (i.e. British Museum Additional MS 14915) (pp. 181-6); 'Arfay swrn o Fonheddigion Cymru' (pp. 187-96; cf. NLW MS 13165B, pp. 74-82, 105, 168-9, 187-9, 202-04); 'Llyma Arfau y Pendefigion a ddifeddianwyd o'u Tiroedd a'u Da Gan Syr Robert ab Amon a'i Farchogion' (pp. 197-9); 'Gwehelyth y Matheuaid' (pp. 200-06); 'Ach Rhodri Mawr' (pp. 212-113); 'Llyma Wehelyth Syr Siôn Carn Farchog o Forganwg' (pp. 218-21); 'Llyma arfau y Cwncwerwyr a ddaethant ar Anrhaith i Forganwg' (p. 222); 'Ach Matho Herbert o Abertawe a Chogan Pyl' allegedly 'o Lyfr Thomas Hopkin o Langrallo' (pp. 229-30); 'Llyma enwau y pedwar brenin ar hugain o Frenhinoedd Ynys Prydain a farnwyd yn gadarnaf ag yn wrolaf i orchfygu a gorynnill ag i adeiliadu ag i roddi rhoddion ardderchawc . .' (pp. 255-65, cf. NLW MS. 13165B, pp.87-105); and 'Llyma enwau y Prif Ddinasoedd y rhai a wnaethant y Brutaniaid a Llyma eu henwau yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesonec' (pp. 267-8).

'Iolo Morganwg'.

Gilfach pedigree books

  • NLW MS 23967i-iiE.
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  • [1830s]-1896

A two-volume collection of pedigrees, mainly of South Wales families, compiled during the 1830s (23967iE watermark 1828; 23967iiE watermark 1831), with some later additions, by David Jones Lewis, Gilfach, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire.
A duplicate set of these volumes, also written by David Jones Lewis, are the 8 volumes of Gilfach MSS in the College of Arms, London (see Francis Jones, A Catalogue of Welsh Manuscripts in the College of Arms (London, 1988), pp. 69-71), which are dated by colophon to 1830. This duplication is mentioned in a note, dated 8 July 1895, in 23967iE, p. 1, by Lewis's grandson, David Jones Lewis of Llwyncelyn, Llanwrda, who has also overwritten parts of the earlier text, as well as adding pedigrees relating to the Lewis family, [1895] (pp. 1438-50), and a copy of 'an account of the Lewis family in the handwriting of my late grandfather', 1896 (pp. 1494-6). There are minor additions relating to the Lewis family, to at least 1978, in several different hands (pp. 1438-41, 1448-50). A copy of an unpublished account, [1990s], of the Lewis family of Gilfach and Llwyncelyn, including references to the Pedigree Books, is now NLW ex 2511. An index to these two volumes is now NLW MS 23968i-iiE.

Lewis, David Jones, 1773-1848.

Heraldic dictionary,

  • NLW MS 12690C.
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  • [1807x1848] /

A volume [in the hand of Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick], the first part of which ( pp. 1-322) consists of an incomplete, heraldic dictionary, purporting to contain descriptions of 'The Arms of the gentry of Wales, and some others of the English gentry who match'd in Wales, alphabetically layd down'. Some of the descriptions are illustrated with pencil sketches of armorial shields, and a few of these have been coloured. A holograph note by S. R. Meyrick, on a fly-leaf at the beginning of the volume, reads 'The following Manuscript was copied from another, written about the latter end of the 16th, or beginning of the 17th century; and is an authentic heraldic compilation. The coats of Arms were not added to the original'. The second part of the volume (pp. 323- ) appears to have been intended as a biographical dictionary of the persons and families included in the first part ('Annotations on the foregoing heraldic Manuscript'). An incomplete list (A-L) of the said families and persons was compiled, but only in a comparatively few instances have notes been added.

Meyrick, Samuel Rush, Sir, 1783-1848


  • NLW MS 10884C.
  • File
  • 1814-1828.

A group of letters, largely relating to genealogy, heraldry, etc., which include: from Richard Llwyd ('Bard of Snowdon') to Sir William Betham, Herald's College, Dublin, 1814; Robert Roberts, Holyhead to Sir Joshua Meredyth, Dublin, 1814; and W. W. E. Wynne of Peniarth to an unnamed recipient, 1828. The pedigrees mentioned include those of the Powell family of Stanage Park, Radnorshire and of W. W. E. Wynne, Peniarth.

Llyfr du Pantlliwydd,

An imperfect quarto manuscript inscribed in gilt on the spine 'Llyfr Du Pantlliwydd'. The name 'Llyfr Du Pantlliwydd' is probably derived from the colour of the previous binding (see binding note) and from the fact that sometime in the second half of the eighteenth century the volume formed part of the library of Thomas Truman of Pant-y-lliwydd in the parish of Llansanwyr, Glamorgan (see TLLM, tt. 216-17, 220, 315-18). Of the extant folios, pp. 1-204 contain the now incomplete (wanting beginning, end, and contents of a few intermediate leaves) corpus of heraldic and genealogical material believed to have been transcribed or compiled by Anthony Powel of Llwydarth in the parish of Llangynwyd, Glamorgan (see TLLM, tt. 115, 149, 214-18). The contents, pagination in brackets, include notes on the signification in heraldry of various colours such as black, white, and azure, animals such as the boar, dog, stallion, and bear, birds such as the eagle, hawk, owl, and griffin, fish such as the crab, and inanimate objects such as the twelve types of crosses (1-39); descriptions of various heraldic devices and terms with certain rules governing their use (39-60); notes on, or descriptions of, the coats of arms of Brytys, Lokreinys, Albanakdys, Kamber, Dynfwal Moel Myd, Beli, Ythyr Ben Dragon, Arthyr, Kystenin ab Kadwc, Kynan Wledic, Maelgwn Gwynedd, Karedic, Kydwaladr, Ifor, and Ynyr, of the Saxon kings of England from the time of Edbert to the time of 'Saint Edwart Frenin' (also including the Danish rulers Swayn, Knot, and Harknot), and of the Norman kings of England and their successors from the time of 'Wiliam Kwngkwerwr', etc. (61-72); brief descriptions of the arms of some sixty-three British / Welsh kings (including legendary figures), princes, lords, saints, and others, including e.g. Brytys, Beli, Arthyr, Dewi, Teilo, Kradoc Freychfras, Iestyn ab Gwrgan, Rys ab Tewdwr, Ednyfed Fychan, etc. (73-82); brief descriptions of the arms of the Norman conquerors of Glamorgan ('llyma arfay y kwngkwerwyr a fyont ymorganwc'), e.g. Iarll y Klar, Ysbenser, Flemin, Twrberfil, Gamais, etc. (82-5); a list of the names of some one hundred and five, mainly legendary, kings [of Britain] from the time of Brytys to that of Kydwaladr with the names of Henry VII and Henry VIII added at the end (85-7); a list of largely legendary kings of Britain from the time of Brytys ab Silyf to the time of Kydwaladr, the last king, with notes on their attributes, events of their reigns, etc., under the superscription 'Llyma enway y pedwar brenin ar hygain o frenhinoedd ynys brydain a farnwyd yn gydarnaf ac yn wrolaf y gwngkwery ac y adailiad ac y roddi roddion ardderchawc ...' (87-105); a genealogy of Henry VIII tracing his descent in direct male line from Brytys and thence from God (105-8); another briefer genealogy of the said Henry VIII tracing his descent, through male and female ancestors, from Kydwaladr Fendigaid, last king of the Britons (108-9); pedigrees of the mothers of the males appearing in the Henry VIII pedigree (109-14); seventy miscellaneous brief pedigrees the great majority commencing with the words 'Llyma wehelyth' associated with place-names, mainly commote names, such as Abergwyli, Llanfynydd, Kethinoc, Llandybie, Karnwyllon, Kydweli, Kwmwd Perfedd yn Ha ... dion, Kwmwd Perfedd ywch Arfon (Aeron), y Kreyddyn ywch Arfon (Aeron), Myfienydd, Glyn Aeron, Llan Gybi, Llan Ddewi Frefi, Mab Elfyw, Kayo, Mallaen, Penryn Dyfed, Elfed, Hirfryn, Mabynion, Gwinionydd Ywchaeron (Ywch Kerdin, Is Kerdin), Kaer Wedros, Gwidi Gada, Yrwystli, Kaer Sws, Kyfeilioc, Llan Bryn Mair, Brecheinoc, Peytyn, yr Argoed, Yslwch, Aber Ysgyr, Dyllyn Hodni, Lliwel, Ysg ... throc, Tir Rawff, Llanfihangel y Kwmdy, Arth Brengi, and Mon, or directly with personal names and tracing descents from, inter alios, such personages as Elystan Glodrydd and thence Beli Mawr, Gwaith foed, Llawdden, Dinawal and thence Rodri Mawr, Maenerch and thence Koel Godeboc, Brychan Brycheinoc, Kynedda Wledic, Einion Sais, etc. (115-42); an incomplete list of the fifteen tribes of Gwynedd - 'llyma bymthegllwyth gwynedd' (142-5); (continued)

Six brief pedigrees of descendants of Gr. fab ap Gr. Gwyr and thence of Koelgodeboc (145-7); fifteen brief pedigrees six of which commence with the words 'llyma wehelyth' with the place-names Glyn Nedd, Rwng Nedd ac Afan, and Tir Iarll, and one with the phrase 'llyma wehelyth Sir Siôn Wiliam, meistr o siwels y brenin', and all tracing descents from Einion ap Gollwyn and Iestyn ap Gwrgan, followed by two pedigrees tracing the descent of the said Einion from Beli Mawr and the said Iestyn from Brytys (147-54); ten brief pedigrees five of which commence with the formula 'llyma wehelyth' with the place-names Glyn Rodne and Llan Daf or the personal names Siangcin ap Aron, yr Arglwydd Rys ap Tewdwr, and y Dokdor Leison, one with the place-name Seinghenydd, and the others with a personal name, and tracing descents from, inter alios, Maenerch, Koel Godeboc, Maglawn, pryns yr Alben, and Beli Mawr (154-9); notes relating to the legend of the building of the city of 'Troya newydd' by Brytys, first king of the Britons, and its renaming as Kaer Lydd by Llydd ap Beli and as Llyndain (London) subsequent to the Saxon conquest (160-61); similar notes relating to the building of the cities of Kaer Efrawc (York) and Kastell Mynydd, subsequently called Ednbwrch (Edinburgh), by Efroc Gadarn, fifth king of the Britons (161-2); a list of the names, in English and Welsh, of the chief cities allegedly built by the Britons ('enway y prif ddinesydd awnaeth y brytaniaid') (162-4); a maternal pedigree of Gwladys ferch D[afydd] Gam (164-5); genealogical data relating to the Twrberfil (Turberville) family (165-7); a pedigree tracing the descent of Gr[uffydd] Dwn from Epiliws 'hen frenin Dyfed' (167-8); brief notes on the arms of the aforementioned [Gruffydd] Dwn, the Wiriod [family] of Pembrokeshire, Llywelyn Foethys, Brenin Manaw, etc. (168-9); brief pedigrees of Arthyr (on paternal and maternal side), Harri Sant o Winsor (Henry VI), and Llywelyn ap Gr. (170-71); notes relating to 'Bonedd ac anfonedd' (nobleness and ignobleness), the origin of the laws of heraldry, etc. (172- 5); genealogies of the saints of the island of Britain (176-86); a note on the signification of fish in heraldry (186-7); brief descriptions of the arms of Gwalchmai, Bledri, the kings of Maroc, Fraingk, Ysbaen, and Hwngry, the duke of Kornwal, the emperor of Konstinobl, and the emperors of Yr Albaen and Yropia (187-9); genealogies ('llyma wehelyth') of Sir Siôn ap Rys and Meistr Lewys Gwyn (189-90); a note relating to Morgan Amheyryc, the last Welsh lord of Koety, and ? his grandfather Gr' ap Iestyn (190-91); notes on Sioned, wife of Addaf Fychan and subsequently of Ieuan ap Ll', and her two sons (191-2); notes on the five sons of D'd ap Mathay (192-3); miscellaneous genealogies (193-9); genealogical notes relating to the family of Twrberfil, lords of Koety, with a reference to the loss of their 'arglwyddiaeth rial' (iura regalia) by the said lords of Koetty (200-01); a genealogy ('llyma wehelyth') of Hari lewys 'o sain pyr' (202); and brief notes on the arms of the kings of mwroc, ffraink, ysbaen, hwngri, boham, groec, nafarn, napwls, portingal, sisil, seipris, pwyl, ysgotland, and denmark, the duke of kornwal, and the emperors of konsdentinobl, yr albaen, and kripepende (202-04). Page 210 contains twenty lines of Welsh verse in the 'cywydd' metre.

Anthony Powel and 'Iolo Morganwg' and others.

Malenfant families,

  • NLW MS 21717i & iiD.
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  • 1980-1982 /

A typescript draft of Part 1 (with index, NLW MS 21717iiD) of Arthur V. Mellefont, Malenfant Families (Killarney Vale, NSW, 1983), a study in three parts dealing with the Welsh, Irish and Australian branches of the family. Part 1 deals with the Welsh branch of the Maliphant/Malenfant family.

Mellefont, Arthur Victor.

Miscellaneous pedigrees,

  • NLW MS 17447E.
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  • [17 cent., second ½]-1981 (mainly 1749-1981).

A collection of miscellaneous pedigrees and related materials, [17 cent., second ½]-1981, derived from various sources, accessioned between [?1935] and 1983 and collected together at the National Library of Wales.

Pant-teg church registers,

A composite volume containing a transcript, with copious annotations, by William Thomas, Congregational minister, Bwlchnewydd, near Carmarthen, of the register of Pant-teg Congregational Church, Abergwili, 1690-1813. The transcript was completed on 3 October 1860. The volume also includes a letter from Wm. Thomas, Bwlchnewydd, to the Reverend T[homas] Rees, Ind[ependent] minister, Beaufort [aft. of Swansea, author of History of Protestant Nonconformity in Wales, etc.], 1860 (enclosing the transcript with comments, references to James Owen's books on baptism and to the Cilgwyn church register); transcripts, made 21-24 November 1871, of a lease of the chapel, 1751, and of articles of agreement, 1728, relating to the estate of Thomas Bowen of the parish of Newchurch, a trustee of the church; and extracts, 1764-1782, taken in 1875 from the parish register of Llanegwad (burials of Christmas Samuel, minister of Pant-teg, 1764, and David Richards, curate of Llanegwad, 1782). At the end, in the hand of Alcwyn C. Evans, are a brief list of contents of, and an index to, the Golden Grove Books of Pedigrees.

William Thomas and Alcwyn C. Evans.


A volume of pedigrees of Welsh families extracted from The Book of Baglan. Inset is a photograph of a page of the original manuscript.

Alcwyn C. Evans.

Plas Cadnant pedigree book

  • NLW MS 24014E.
  • File
  • [late 18 cent.]-[1840s]

A volume, [late 18 cent.]-[1840s], containing pedigrees, in several hands, mostly of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire families. The earlier portions, [late 18 cent.] (pp. 37-140), were copied mostly from Llyfr Melyn Tyfrydog (now NLW MS 23969F); later additions, [?1820s] (pp. 5, 151-283), are derived from the Taicroesion Manuscript (now NLW MS 19058E and Bangor MS 13564) or from intermediate copies.
A note by Jonathan Jones of Caernarfon in NLW MS 825D (inside front cover), dated 1855, describes the present volume as having been copied 'about 60 years ago from Llyfr Melyn Tyfrydog' by Robert Jones, for John Price (d. 1804) of Mona Lodge, Amlwch, with the pedigrees being continued by Price's son, John Price of Cadnant. The volume also includes descriptions of the Five Royal Tribes of Wales and the Fifteen Tribes of Gwynedd, partly in Welsh (pp. 137-150), and various antiquarian notes and statistics [in the hand of John Price of Cadnant] (pp. 290-355), including lists of Anglesey Sheriffs to 1843 (pp. 309-323), and transcripts relating to Amlwch parish church (pp. 341-347). Items loose within the volume, including a pedigree of the Bulkely family in the hand of John Price (watermark 1825), and a newspaper cutting, [1881], listing Caernarvonshire landowners, have been put in an archival envelope. The contents of the manuscript are listed on pp. i-iv, 1-2.

Jones, Robert, of Amlwch?

The Fifteen Tribes, &c.

Two accounts of the Fifteen Tribes of North Wales; the arms and pedigrees of Welsh families; and a letter, 1819, from Richard Llwyd (Bard of Snowdon) to Paul Panton the Younger (p. 49a).

Llwyd, Richard, 1752-1835

Llyfr John Brooke o Vowddwy

Cyfrol o achau, barddoniaeth, rhestr o gantrefi, cymydau a phlwyfi Cymru, ryseitiau meddygol, ayyb, 1590-1592, yn nwylo John Brooke o Mucklewicke, plwyf Hyssington, sir Amwythig, a Mawddwy, sir Feirionnydd (tt. 1-406), a Dr John Davies o Fallwyd (tt. 407-20, 425-54, 461, 477-9, ac yn ôl bob tebyg 463-76, 481-4). = A volume of pedigrees, poetry, lists of the hundreds, commotes and parishes of Wales, medical receipts, etc., 1590-1592, in the autographs of John Brooke of Mucklewicke, parish of Hyssington, Shropshire, and Mawddwy, Merioneth (pp. 1-406), and Dr John Davies of Mallwyd (pp. 407-20, 425-54, 461, 477-9, and probably 463-76, 481-4).
Copïwyd yr achau o lyfrau Gruffudd Hiraethog, Gutyn Owain ac eraill. Ar dudalen 296 mae Brooke yn dweud iddo wneud copi cynharach a gollwyd. Ceir rhestr cynnwys i ran gyntaf y gyfrol (tt. 1-406) ar tt. [1]-[10]. = The pedigrees are copied from the books of Gruffudd Hiraethog, Gutyn Owain and others. On page 296 Brooke states that he had made a previous copy, subsequently lost. A table of contents for the first part of the volume (pp. 1-406) is on pp. [1]-[10].

Brooke, John, b. 1520.