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The Genealogies of the Welsh Saints 87
5. The Bonedd in Cardiff Free Library MS. 25, a transcript made by John Jones of Gelli Lyfdy in 1640 from a MS. (now lost) supposed by him to have been of about the eleventh century. A copy, with few variations, of No. 1; also imperfect at the end.
6. The Bonedd in Plas Llanstephan MS. 28, written in 1455-6.
7. The Bonedd in Peniarth MS. 27, part ii, of the late fifteenth century.
8. The Achau printed in the Iolo MSS., pp. 100-146, from three Glamorgan MSS.:— '. .
(a) pp. 100-14, from a Coychurch MS. transcribed or compiled about 1670.
(b) pp. 115-34, from a Llansannor MS. (previously Coychurch), of about the same date apparently.
(c) pp. 135-46, from a Cardiff MS., of which the date is not given, but probably the seventeenth century.
A good deal of interesting information, of later date it would appear than the originals, has been worked into these Achau. Mistakes of fact and spelling are frequent.
There is a transcript of pp. 100-134 by Sir S. R. Meyrick, made in 1808, in the Aberystwyth University College Library.
9. The so-called Bonedd y Saint in Myv. Arch., pp. 417-31, in reality an alphabetical compilation made by Lewis Morris in 1760 from a number of MS. Bonedds. A copy of it, with additions in Gwallter Mechain's hand, at Aberystwyth.
10. The Achau, atrociously printed, in Cambro-British SS., pp. 269-71, from Harleian MS. 4181 (early eighteenth century).
Sixteenth century MS. copies of Saintly Pedigrees are very numerous. As supplementing the foregoing must be mentioned the following :—
1. The Old-Welsh Pedigrees in Harleian MS. 3859, circa 1100, printed in Y Cymmrodor, ix, pp. 169-83.
These, as well as some of the other genealogies enumerated here, have been very carefully indexed by Mr. Anscombe in the Archiv fur Celtische Lexikographie for 1898, 1900 and 1903.
2. The Cognatio de Brychan in
(a) Cott. Vesp. A. xiv, of the early thirteenth century; and
(b) Cott. Dom. i, circa 1650.
3. Progenies Keredic Regis de Keredigan in Cott. Vesp. A. xiv.
2 (a), (b) and 3 have been very carefully reproduced by the Rev. A. W. Wade-Evans in Y Cymmrodor, xix (1906).
4. The Brychan catalogue and pedigrees in Jesus College (Oxford) MS. xx =3, of the early fifteenth century; printed in Y Cymmrodor, viii, pp. 83-90.
5. Bonedd Gwyr y Gogledd (the Descent of the Men of the North) in Peniarth MS. 45; printed in Skene's Four Ancient Books of Wales, ii. P- 454
6. The Pedigrees in Mostyn MS. 117, of the end of the thirteenth century, appended to the copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia; printed in Dr. J. Gwenogfryn Evans' Report on Welsh MSS., i, p. 63.
To these authorities may be added Nicolas Roscarrock, fifth son of Richard Roscarrock in S. Endellion in Cornwall, who compiled a Lives of English Saints (including Welsh) between 1610 and 1625, and in the Welsh Saints his authority was a Welsh priest, Edward Powell, who placed his MS. collection at his disposal, and in these MSS. were pedigrees of Welsh Saints. Roscarrock's MS. is unhappily mutilated at the end, many pages having been torn out to cover jam-pots. The volume was in the Brent Eley Library, but on the dispersion of that collection, it was acquired for the University Library, Cambridge. Roscarrock studied at Exeter College, Oxford, and took his B.A. degree in 1568. Carew, in his Survey of Cornwall, p. 229, tells us of "his industrious delight in matters of History and Antiquity." He died in 1633 or 1634, at an advanced age.