Wiliam Cynwal Papers

Scope and Content

Comprises pedigree roll of the genealogy of David Salusbury of Llanrhaeadr near Denbigh, c. 1570, and photocopy of Welsh pedigrees, compiled by Wiliam Cynwal.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wiliam Cynwal (d. 1587 or 1588), poet, of Ysbyty Ifan, Denbighshire in north Wales. Much of his poetry, written mainly in strict metre, comprised eulogies, elegies and poems of love, religion and satire. He also produced works on heraldry and Welsh genealogy.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 119, 26508-26510

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

See also related material held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor, reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 5943, 15599

Additional Information

Original of Welsh pedigrees compiled by Wiliam Cynwal held at the National Library of Wales.