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Early copies of two Monmouthshire Parish Registers

 Single Item
MS. Top. Monmouth c. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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Early copies of two Monmouthshire Parish Registers:

  1. (fol. 1). Llantilio Grossenny, burials 1609-1628, baptisms 1629-1644. (fols. 14-195) are blank.
  2. (fol. 196). Penrose, 'a brief of the Register book of Penros', baptisms, marriages, and burials 1573-1598, baptisms 1598-1648 (but there are no entries in 1642-1647), marriages 1611-1639, burials 1610-1640.

In 1831 no registers earlier than the 18th century were at Llantilio or Penrose.


  • Creation: written in about 1645-1650


215 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Monmouth c. 1, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Monmouth c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18884


Early copies of two Monmouthshire Parish Registers, written in about 1645-1650.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29217.

Custodial History

'The old Registers found by F. H. T. 1837': at fol. iii is a note about them addressed to Mrs. Taddy of Llantilio, probably in 1837.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought with MSS. Add. C. 177-179 and a collection of printed books from col. H. M. Clifford, of Torquay, on Nov. 18, 1881, for £40.

Physical Facet

On paper; binding, brown morocco with blind tooling and on each cover the gilt arms of Clifford(?), 19th century work.


12 5/8 × 8 3/8 in.

Early copies of two Monmouthshire Parish Registers
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom