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A history of the town of Brecon to the year 1718, by Hugh Thomas, 18th century

MS. Rawl. B. 465
Held at the Weston Library

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Erroneously described on a titlepage prefixed to the volume as being "An essay towards the history and antiquities of Brecknockshire."

Pages 71–176 are occupied with extracts from Dugdale's Baronage respecting the several holders of Brecknock castle. At the end of the volume is a list of the sheriffs of the county from 1539 to 1718; and on the last leaf some notes of advice for traders in Virginia.


  • Creation: 18th century


146 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. B. 465

Custodial History

At the beginning of the book the following note is affixed: "This MS. was Mr. Hugh Thomas', whose hand I knew, it being it: he left his books and manuscripts to the late Robert earl of Oxford and Mortimer."


  • Frequent reference is made to this MS. in Jones' History of Brecknockshire .

Physical Facet

On paper, in quarto


Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom