Genealogical and heraldic material,

Scope and Content

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).

Note

Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Llanover C. 22.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13109B.

Other Finding Aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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