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Welsh arms

Reference code
Welsh arms
mid 17th century
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. ix + 34.
Small folio.
Vellum binding.
Scope and content
'Arms of the Nobility and Gentry of Wales' (fol. iii); mid-17th century. The collection exists (with variations) in many other copies of which the fairest is BL Harley MS 1143; there are other copies in the BL, College of Arms and the National Library of Wales (inf. Michael Siddons, FSA). The present collection begins with the arms of Kadwalader vendigaid. The arms of St David (Dewysant), fol. 4v, are not those usually attributed to him. Arms in trick (fols. 1-26) are followed by blazons (fols. 26v-32v), including some distortion of names. Added by a different hand, fol. 33r,v, a short collection of arms in trick of the kings of England, etc., from Locrinus, son of Brutus, to Harold. Indexes, fols. iv-vi verso (to fols. 26v-32v), fols. vii-ix verso (to fols. 1-26).
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Archival history
Presented by Sir John Evans, FRS, FSA, 24 March 1887 (bookplate, fol. i; Proc., 2nd ser., 11 (1885-7), 360).