Welsh poetry -- 1400-1550.



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Achau Ceredigion,

A volume in the hand of J. H. Davies, with a few additions by Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, containing mainly pedigrees, extracts from wills and other documents, and notes relating to Cardiganshire families, with a few pedigrees of families from the counties of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire (Charles, Phillips, and Wogan). T. I. Ellis's additions relate mainly to the pedigree of J. H. Davies's family and the connected families of Charles and Phillips. There are also extracts from Llanddewi Brefi parish registers, mainly relating to the Rowland family, and pedigrees and notes relating to the Rowland family (pp. 208-217), a list of Cardiganshire manors (pp. 45-7) and lists (pp. 122-142) of officials (beadles, etc.) of Cardiganshire manors, 1317-1444 (with gaps). The original title of the volume was 'Beirdd Ceredigion yn y Canol Oesoedd' but it contains transcripts of only two poems viz. 'Cywydd i ddioddefaint Christ (sic) ...' ('Y grog aur droediog drydoll') by Ieuan ap Rytherch ap Ieuan Llwyd, transcribed from BM Add. MSS 14866, and an 'awdl' in praise of Rhydderch ap Ieuan Llwyd 'o ywch ayronn' ('Dy annerch Rydderch vab rieddawg - hael') by Daio dy (sic), transcribed from BM Stowe MSS 959.


A seventeenth century transcript of 'cywyddau' by Rhys ap Rhys, Ieuan Brechfa, Syr Dafydd Trefor, Tudur Aled, Lew[y]s Môn, Siôn Tudur, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Huw Talai, Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, Dafydd ap Hywel ab Ieuan Fychan, Ieuan Deulwyn, Robin Ddu, Deio ab Ieuan Du, Mathew Brwmffild, Guto'r Glyn, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Rhys Degannwy, Dafydd Nanmor, Gruffudd ap Gronw Gethin ('o lanvair talhayarn'), Wiliam Llŷn, Syr Owain ap Gwilym, Lew[y]s Morganwg (Llywelyn ap Rhisiart), Llawdden, Ieuan Gyfannedd, Dafydd Baentiwr, Gruffudd Gryg, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Gutun Owain and Dafydd Cowper.


A volume containing Welsh strict-metre poetry in the hand of Wmffre Dafis, vicar of Darowen, written in 1599 for his nephew, Theodore Price, sub-dean of Westminster Abbey.
The same scribe also wrote Bodewryd MS 1, BL Addl MS 14933, Llanstephan MSS 35, 118, and NLW MS 3056D (Mostyn MS 160). Jesus College MS 101 (see Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, 2 vols (London, 1898-1910), II, pp. 68-86) appears to be a straight transcript from this manuscript. A series of englynion in Welsh and Latin have been added in an early-seventeenth century hand on f. v.

Davies, Humphrey, -1635


A composite volume consisting of two incomplete manuscripts written by several mid-seventeenth century scribes and containing Welsh poetry mostly in strict-metre.
It comprises: (a) pp. 1-498, 595-622 (many misplaced leaves, the original order being pp. 615-616, 179-186, 37-38, 595-598, 619-622, 599-602, 35-36, 1-34, 39-178, 187-432, 603-614, 433-498) mainly in the hands of Richard Cynwal (pp. 37-38, 179-186, 615-619) and an unidentified mid-seventeenth century scribe, containing Welsh poetry addressed mostly to the Maurice family of Clenennau and related families, including those of Bryncir; Wern, Penmorfa; Craflwyn, Beddgelert; Ystumcegid and Corsygedol; (b) pp. 499-594 in the hand of an unidentified mid-seventeenth century scribe, containing Welsh poetry addressed to families of north-east Wales, particularly those of Eutun of Leeswood and Lloyd of Bodidris. Poems, probably holograph, by Ellis Rowland, Jane Vaughan of Caer Gai and William Wynne are tipped in at the end of the volume (pp. 623-625).


A volume containing Welsh poetry in strict and free metre, including a poem dated 1627 (f. 280), in an unidentified hand of the early seventeenth century; the same hand also wrote NLW MS 6471B and Jesus College, Oxford MSS 139 and 140.
The scribe was copying from at least six different manuscripts, the beginnings and ends of which he usually indicates, e.g. 'dechre llyfyr Mr Iohn peers' (f. 1), 'dechre llyfyr arall (ff. 60 verso, 225 verso) and 'diwedd i llyfr yma' (ff. 135, 225 verso). Books begin on ff. 1, 60 verso, 105, 135 and 225 verso; the sixth book probably began in the gap resulting from the excision of leaves between ff. 245 and 246. Additions include a poem, dated 1630, written in a contemporary hand on ff. iii-iv; englynion on ff. iv verso, and on f. 176 verso, probably in the hand of Lowry Evans; verses in free metre in an early-nineteenth century hand tipped onto f. 305; and a subject index of contents of the volume when it was complete in a hand of the second half of the seventeenth century on ff. 306-310.

Barddoniaeth a phroffwydoliaethau

A volume containing poetry mostly in strict metre, together with some prose items and a significant body of prophetic prose or vaticinatory verse, transcribed between 1649 (see pp. 285-288) and 1660 by Wiliam Bodwrda; the volume would appear to have been 'No. 17' in his own collection of manuscripts (see f. iv and p. 342).
The cited works are mainly those of fifteenth-century poets, including eulogies by Lewys Glyn Cothi and prophetic poetry by Dafydd Gorlech, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd o Fathafarn and Robin Ddu. Several pieces of prophecy are either anonymous or attributed to ambiguous and obscure authors such as Taliesin, y Bardd Cwsg and y Bergam. Eulogies composed in praise of the Bodwrda family are found on pages 181-193 and 285-288. Wiliam Bodwrda himself has paginated the manuscript from 1-341, but some of these numbers have been cropped in binding. The paper, according to the transcriber's practice, has been folded before use giving three vertical creases on every page, the left-hand crease being used as a guide for the alignment of the text. The transcriber uses a catchword on the bottom right-hand corner of most verso pages.

Wiliam Bodwrda.

Barddoniaeth (fac.)

  • NLW MS 11115B.
  • File
  • [?1959]

A negative photostat facsimile of Welsh MS. 2 in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, being an incomplete early eighteenth century collection of poetry, largely in the form of 'cywyddau', by Sion Philip, Rhisiart Philip, Edmund Price [sic], William Cynwal, Evan Bry[dy]dd hir, Lewis Môn, Sion Cent, Tudyr Aled, David ap Gwillim [sic], David Nanmor [sic] and others. On p. 76 is a text of 'Brenin dlysau ynys Brydai[n]'. Later eighteenth century additions include a certificate of a declaration of an oath by Edd. Vaughan of Lanymowddy, Merioneth, 2 November, 1750, that a red heifer sold at Dinnas Mowddy and the herd from which it is taken are free from the infection now raging among horned cattle in the Kingdom.

Barddoniaeth Tudur Aled, &c.,

Transcripts by Charles Ashton, Dinas Mawddwy of poetry by Tudur Aled, together with a note on the families of Jones of Llanio, Llanddewibrefi and Rogers of Brynele and Abermeurig.

Charles Ashton.


Transcripts, mainly by Rhys Jones o'r Blaenau, editor of Gorchestion Beirdd Cymru (Amwythig, 1773), of 'cywyddau' and other poetry by William Llŷn, Rhys Goch Glyndyfrdwy, Tudur Aled, Edward Morus [Perthi-llwydion], Gruffudd Hiraethog, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Gruffudd Gr[y]g, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Lewis Daron, Lewis Menai, Sion Tudur, Goronwy Owen, Sion Dafydd Lâs, Thomas Prys, Huw Mor[y]s, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd Nanmor, Mor[u]s Dwyfech [Morus ap Dafydd ab Ifan ab Einion], Rhys Cain, Bedo Brwynllys, Bedo Aeddren, Ieuan Deulwyn, Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion, Edwart Urien, Sion Cain, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Lewis Trefnant, Maredudd ap Rhys, Tudur Penllyn, Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, Llawdden, Owain Gwynedd, Sion Ceri, Syr Ifan [o Garno], Robin Ddu, Hywel [ap] Rheinallt, Gutun Owain, Guto'r Glyn, Huw Arwystli, Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug [Dafydd Ddu Athro], Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Iolo Goch, Sion Cent, Ieuan Brydydd Hir [Hynaf], Huw Llwyd Cynfal, Gruffudd Llwyd ab Ieuan, Richard Cynwal, Huw Machno, Robert Dyfi, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Syr Rhys o Garno, Hywel ap Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, Richard Phylip, Evan Evans ('Ieuan Brydydd Hir'), Ieuan Du'r Bilwg, Aneirin Gwawdrydd, Taliesin, Morys ab Ieuan ab Einion, Deio ab Ieuan Du, Rhys Pennardd, Meil[y]r Brydydd, Cynddelw [Brydydd Mawr], Thomas Jones (Tregaron) ['Twm Sion Cati'], Wiliam Cynwal, Llywarch Hen, Bedo Hafesp, Huw Pennant, Edward Richard (Ystradmeurig) and David Richards ('Dafydd Ionawr').

Jones, Rhys, 1713-1801


'Cywyddau' and other poetry by Gruffudd Hiraethog, Bedo Phylip Bach, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Bedo Brwynllys, Tudur Aled, Robin Ddu, Sion Phylip, R-- M--, Sion Tudur, Wiliam Llŷn, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Llywelyn ap Gutun, Edmwnd Prys, Richard Cynwal, Syr Dafydd Trefor, Gruffudd ap Tudur ap Hywel, Dafydd ap Rhys ab Evenni [?o Fenai or o'r Fenni], Huw Llifon ('Clochydd Llanefydd'), Lewis Lloyd, Lewis ab Edward, Iolo Goch, Dafydd Nanmor, Maredudd ap Rhys, Sion Cent, Siencyn ab Ieuan ap Bleddyn, Sion Gwyn ap Digan, Syr Phylip o Emlyn, Ieuan Llwyd Brydydd, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Sion Ceri, Robert Dafydd Llwyd, Ieuan ap Rhydderch, Lew[y]s Môn, Huw ap Dafydd, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Huw ap Tomos, Huw Machno, Simwnt Fychan, Rhys Wyn ap Cadwaladr, Wiliam Cynwal, Thomas Prys, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Gutun Owain, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Gruffudd Llwyd ab Ieuan, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen, Raff ap Robert, Rhys Pennardd and Edwart ap Raff; englynion.


A collection made by William Jones ('Bleddyn'), Llangollen of 'cywyddau' by Guto'r Glyn, Wiliam Llŷn, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Ieuan Llafar, Lew[y]s Môn, Thomas Prys, Gruffudd Phylip, Richard Goch, John Morris, Rhys Cain, Wiliam Phylip, Wiliam Cynwal and Morys Dwyfech [Morus ap Dafydd ab Ifan ab Einion]; also included are proverbs and couplets.


A transcript by William Jones ('Bleddyn'), Llangollen, formerly of Beddgelert, of 'cywyddau' and 'englynion' by Dafydd ap Gwilym, Iolo Goch, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Tudur Aled, Guto'r Glyn, Tudur Penllyn, Syr Rhys o Garno, Sion Cent, Maredudd ap Rhys, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Llawdden, Robin Clidro, Sion Tudur, Wiliam Cynwal, Wiliam Llŷn, Edmwnd Prys, Simwnt Fychan, Sion Brwynog, Owain Gwynedd, Gruffudd ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan, Thomas Prys, Sion Prys ('o'r Gerddinen'), Edwart ap Raff, Rhys Ednyfed, Thomas Evans, Huw Arwystli, Watcyn Clywedog, Sion Dafydd Lâs [John Davies], Owen Gruffydd, Dafydd Gwyne, Dafydd Jones ('Ficer Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd'), Gruffudd Hiraethog, Ieuan Deulwyn, Hywel ap Dafydd ab Ieuan ap Rhys, Inco Brydydd, Gruffudd Gryg, Ellis Rowland and Hywel ap Rheinallt; 'englynion'.

Bleddyn, 1829?-1903


Transcripts by Llywarch Reynolds of poems by Rhisiart ap Rhys, Lewis Morganwg (Llywelyn ap Rhisiart), Dafydd Benwyn, Hywel Swrdwal, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Guto'r Glyn, Sion Mowddwy and Dafydd ab Edmwnd.


'Cywyddau' and other poems by Rhys Gray, Hywel Cilan, Huw ap Huw, Sion ap Hywel ap Llywelyn Fychan, Guto'r Glyn, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Ieuan Dew Brydydd, Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Wiliam Llŷn, Iolo Goch, Gruffudd Gryg, Syr Dafydd Trefor, Dafydd Nanmor, Wiliam Cynwal, Lewis Menai, Sion Tudur, Tudur Penllyn, Gruffudd Hiraethog, Sion Brwynog, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Lewis Môn, Llywelyn Moel y Pantri, Sion Dafydd Rhys, Hywel Rheinallt, Rhys Goch Eryri, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen, Ieuan Gethin ab Ieuan ap Lleision, Lewis Morganwg, Huw Llwyd Cynfal, Sion Phylip, Richard Phylip, Tudur Aled, John Davies, Owain Gwynedd and Sion Cent.

Barddoniaeth, achau a nodiadau,

A transcript by John Thomas ('Sion Wyn o Eifion') of cywyddau and other poems by Robin Ddu, Rhys Goch Eryri, Iolo Goch, Tudur Aled, Dafydd Gorlech, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Dafydd ap Hwlcyn ap Madog, Rhys Llwyd ap Rhys, Maredudd ap Rhys, Mathew Owen, Edward Morus and Sion Lleyn; the manuscript also contains triads, genealogies, 'Breiniau Gwŷr Arfon', 'Meddygon Myddfai', 'geirlyfr William Lleyn', etc.

Carmarthen borough records, charters, etc.,

A volume lettered on the spine 'Papers concerning Caermarthen'. It contains transcripts of the records of the county borough of Carmarthen, 1581/2-1610, 1738-1835, and transcripts and/or English translations of the charters of Carmarthen, 1546-1604, and Kidwelly, 1357-1618; the opinion of Mr. [ ] Cason, Thomas Mallet, and Edward Mallet, undated, touching the right of a county magistrate to intermeddle with the internal affairs of the borough of Kidwelly; a note of searches made for the endowment and terrier of the church of Kidwelly; particulars of fees paid for the charter of 1618 of Kidwelly; a lithograph of St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, drawn by C. W. and published by Messrs. White & Sons, Carmarthen; the opinion of Henry Wm. Hewlett, 34 Great James Street, Bedford Row [London], 1840, touching the tithes of the vicarage of Saint Peter's, Carmarthen; a map of the dioceses of St. Davids and Llandaff; transcripts of entries relating to the diocese of St. Davids from Valor Ecclesiasticus, 1536, and Taxatio Ecclesiastica, 1291; a transcript of Janus Caecilius Frey: Philosophia Druidarum (Paris, 1646); abstracts of deeds and documents, 1641-1797, among the Highmead (Lampeter) estate records relating to the families of Evans of Achaeth Isa, Llansawel, etc., and Williams of Abercothi, etc., together with an accompanying pedigree; 'A short view of the long life of that ever wise, valiaunt, and fortunate commander Rice ap Thomas. . .' ('written by, it is supposed, a Captain Powell of Penybanc, near Abergwili'), extracted from the Cambrian Register, 1795; additional material relating to Rhys ap Thomas and his family, including extracts from Benjamin Heath Malkin: The Scenery, Antiquities, and Biography of South Wales (London, 1803), transcripts of 'cywyddau' by Rhys Nanmor and Lewis Morganwg, and 'Objections against Rice Griffith (the grandson of Sir Rice ap Thomas) in his Indictment, with the Answers thereunto'; biographical sketches of Carmarthenshire persons arranged alphabetically; 'Cywydd i'r Grog o Langynwyd' by Lewis Morganwg; 'The Life of Francis Mansel, D.D., Principal of Jesus College, Oxford'; transcripts, with some English translations, of early Welsh poetry, largely from the Black Book of Carmarthen [extracted from the Myvyrian Archaiology]; a text of Meddygon Myddvai transcribed in 1851 from a manuscript of [James Davies ] 'Iago ap Dewi' [Llanstephan MS. 87]; a pen-and-ink plan of Caermarthen Grey Friary, 1850; an abridgement, in English, of the Laws of Howell Dda; and a pen-and-ink sketch of the monument erected in Lammas Street, Caermarthen, to commemorate those of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusileers who perished, 1854-1855, in the War with Russia (work commenced 21 July 1858, completed August 1858). There is an 'Index', or more correctly a detailed list of contents, at the beginning of the volume, and a brief classification of contents, printed on a vellum panel, is laid on the upper cover.

Alcwyn C. Evans and others.

Copïau o farddoniaeth

A volume containing a transcript by William Jones ('Bleddyn'), Llangollen of 'cywyddau', etc. by Edward Morus, Dr Gruffudd Roberts (Milan), Dafydd Nanmor, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Wiliam Llŷn, Rhys Cain, Iolo Goch, Robin Ddu, Sion Brwynog, Dafydd ab Ieuan ab Owain, Cadwaladr Cesel, Ieuan Môn, Guto'r Glyn, Gruffudd ap Llywelyn Fychan, Syr Dafydd Trefor, Ieuan ap Madog ap Dafydd and Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion [Llygliw].

Copïau o waith Rhys Goch Eryri a llythyr at William Williams, Llangeinwen a Llangaffo,

A collection of 'cywyddau' by Rhys Goch Eryri (fl. beginning of 15th cent.) transcribed in 1794 by David Ellis, Criccieth (1736-1795), for Zaccheus Hughes, Trefan, Eifionydd. Loose in the volume is a letter dated 27 December 1859 from William Jones, Beddgelert to William Williams (d. 1883), rector of Llangeinwen and Llangaffo, enclosing two further 'cywyddau' by Rhys Goch Eryri and bibliographical notes relating to him.

Gwaith prydyddawl amryw hen feirdd

Transcripts of Welsh cywyddau, incorporating 'Llyfr Mr Robert Wynne o'r Berth Ddu' (p. 19). The manuscript includes blocks of poetry ascribed to Dafydd ap Gwilym (pp. 387-405) and Guto'r Glyn (pp. 652-670), and associated with Wiliam Gruffudd of Penrhyn (pp. 493-589).

Gwaith Thomas Wiliems,

A collection of 'cywyddau' and 'englynion' mainly in the early hand of Thomas Wiliems, otherwise called Thomas ap William, of Trefriw, with a few items in his later hand. The poets represented are Iorwerth Beli, G[o]ronwy Gyriog, Owen ap Llywelyn [ap] Moel [y Pantri], Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Lewis Môn, Tudur Aled, Lewis Daron, Guto'r Glyn, Iolo Goch, Inco Brydydd, Thomas Prys, Ieuan Brydydd Hir [Hynaf], Llawdden, Ieuan Deulwyn, Rhys Nanmor, Rhys Pennardd, Robin Ddu ap Siencyn Bledrydd, Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Ithel ap Rhys, Gwilym ab Ieuan Hen, Tudur Penllyn, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Llywelyn ab y Gutun, Lewis Glyn Cothi, Mastr Harri, Ieuan [D]ew Brydydd, Rhys Goch Glyndyfrdwy, Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, Gruffudd Gryg and Gutun Owain. There is a section at the end of the book in another hand of the close of the sixteenth century. Simwnt Vychan wrote one of the poems in this section. There are marginal notes, mainly genealogical, by John Davies, Rhiwlas, Llansilin throughout the entire manuscript.

Wiliems, Thomas, 1545 or 1546-1622?

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