Heraldic Visitations of Wales and part of the Marches; between the years 1586 and 1613, under the authority of Clarencieux and Norroy, two Kings at Arms, by Lewys Dwnn, Deputy Herald at Arms; transcribed from the original manuscripts, and edited, with numerous explanatory notes.
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The phoenominal growth of interest in genealogy alone makes this classic work much sought after and, when one considers its usefulness in almost every field of Welsh historical research, the republication of Heraldic Visitations of Wales and part of the Marches is a major event.
First published in 1846, this two volume set is an essential reference work for anyone with an interest in the genealogy of Wales and the English border area. The original manuscript was produced by Lewys Dwnn between 1586 and 1613 and was transcribed by Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick. Originally published in Llandovery, this classic has not previously been reprinted, primarily because of the immense costs involved in re-typesetting over 700 pages. Modern electronic printing methods, however, now make it possible to reproduce the original at a realistic price. Bridge Books gives you an unique opportunity to own this two volume set. Heraldic Visitations contains hundreds of tabulated family pedigrees as well as detailed notes on the original documentary sources.
The two volumes, which total nearly 750 pages, cover the old counties of Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire Radnorshire and Pembrokeshire, as well as Llyfr Achau. Although the counties of Brecon, Glamorgan and Monmouth are not covered in specific sections, there are numerous cross-references to families from these regions throughout the book. Each volume is fully indexed.
Today, Heraldic Visitations of Wales is a very rare item on the antiquarian book market and this new edition, limited to 300 sets, is the first time that it has been re-printed in over 150 years.
2 vols, 298 x 210mm, case bound (sewn).
Lewys Dwnn was an eminent sixteenth/seventeenth century genealogist, descended from David Dwnn of Kidwelly. In 1585 he was appointed deputy to both the Clarencieux king-at-arms and Norroy king-at-arms and worked as the deputy herald-at-arms for the three provinces of Wales until the deaths of his superiors in 1588 and 1592. Despite this, Dwnn continued to work on hos collection of pedigrees until 1614, two years before his death. Some of his pedigrees and papers are now held by the British Museum and the National Library of Wales.
Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick was born in London in 1783 and educated at Queen's College, Cambridge where he gained a BA in 1804, an MA and BCL in 1810, and a DCL in 1811. He practised for many years as an advocate in London and became an acknowledged expert on, and collector of armour. He bought land near Ross-on-Wye where he built a mansion named Goodrich Court where he immersed himself in various antiquarian pursuits and became a regular contributor to numerous learned journals including Archaeologica Cambrensis. Knighted in 1832, he devoted much of his final years to the transcription and editing of Lewys Dwnn's Welsh genealogical manuscripts which he published in 1846. He died in 1848.
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