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Welsh and Monmouthshire pedigrees


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Welsh and Monmouthshire pedigrees, chiefly written by David Edwardes, who was appointed deputy to the Clarencieux King of Arms on Aug. 1, 1684.


  • Creation: written chiefly in the last quarter of the 17th century by David Edwardes


0.33 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 177, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Add. C. 177-179

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18877


Welsh and Monmouthshire pedigrees.

Biographical / Historical

David Edwardes (c.1630-1690) was a landowner and deputy-herald.

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, nos. 29205-29207.

Custodial History

A long note by Edward Protheroe, Jun., Apr. 28, 1842 (at p. vii of MS. Add. C. 177, cf. MS. Add. C. 179, p. v, explains in detail that these volumes (and MS. Top. Monmouthshire c. 1?) formed part of a large collection of David Edwardes's pedigrees, which seems to have passed to another David Edwardes (Sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1720), who lent at least MS. Add. C. 177 (see p. 27 of it) to John Lloyd of Alltyrodin on March 9, 1726. From this Mr. Lloyd's son Mr. Protheroe bought a large number of Edwardes MSS. now in the Herald's College, of the same kind as the present volumes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought with MS. Top. Monmouthshire c. 1 and a collection of printed books from Colonel H. M. Clifford, of Torquay, on Nov. 18, 1881, for £40.

Welsh and Monmouthshire pedigrees
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