DEPOSITED COLLECTIONS 23. THE BRONWYDD MANUSCRIPTS AND RECORDS (GROUP II). A second group of manuscripts and records belonging to the family of Lloyd of Bronwydd, Cardiganshire, and their ancestors, the Owens of Henllys, Pembrokeshire, was transferred to the National Library of Wales in 1941 by Miss Withington. This group supplements the important collection of manorial records, literary and historical manuscripts, and other miscellaneous docu- ments which Miss Withington's grand-parents, the late Sir Marteine and Lady Lloyd, deposited in the Library in 1933 and which were described in an earlier number of this Journal (III, pp. 33-5). A schedule of this second group will shortly be available for consultation in the Library. The collection under review consists of nearly eight thousand items, the main bulk being title deeds and allied records dating from the end of the thirteenth century down to the beginning of the present century. There are deeds of land in every parish within the hundred and barony of Cemais in north Pembrokeshire and many parishes in the adjoining hundreds of Cilgerran and Dungleddy, as well as in the parishes of Brawdy, Camrose, Crinow, Haroldston St. Issells, Llanddewy Velfrey, Llanrheithan, Narberth, Prendergast, St. Davids, St. Ishmaels, St. Mary's (Pembroke), St. Thomas (Haverfordwest), and Steinton. The Lloyds of Bronwydd also held land in the counties of Cardigan and Carmarthen. The following parishes are represented in the deeds: Aberporth, Betws Bledrws, Betws Ifan, Caron, Cardigan (town), Cydplwyf, Dihewyd, Henllan, Llanafan, Llanarth, Llanbadam Fawr, Llanbadarn Odwyn, Llandyfriog, Llandygwydd, Llandysilio Gogo, Llanddewi Brefi, Llan- dysul, Llanfair Clydogau, Llanfair Orllwyn, Llanfair Treflygen, Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn, Llan- fihangel y Creuddyn, Llangeitho, Llangoedmor, Llangunllo, Llangybi, Llechryd, Llanyrchhaiarn, Mount, Penbryn, St. Mary's (Cardigan), Silian, Tremaen, Troed-yr-aur, and Verwick, co. Cardigan, and Cenarth, Conwil Caeo, Conwil Elfed, Henllan Amgoed, Kidwelly, Llanboidy, Llandysilio, Llan- fihangel Abercowin, Llanfihangel-ar-Arth, Llangeler, Llangynog, Llanllawddog, Llanpumpsaint, Llansawel, Llanstephan, Mydrim, Newchurch, Pencarreg, Pendine, and Trelech-ar-Betws, co. Car- marthen, A number of deeds deal with estates in the parish of Llandeilo Talybont, co. Glamorgan, and the parishes of Pennal, Talyllyn, and Towyn, co. Merioneth. In this category, too, will be found records of the prolonged dispute between the lords of Cemais and the earls of Pembroke concerning the dependence of Cemais upon the earldom in mediaeval times, the title deeds of the barony of Cem- ais and the various instruments in the conveyance of the barony by John Touchet, Lord Audley, to William Owen in 1543, marriage settlements of Alban Owen, son of George Owen (died 1613), and of several of his descendants, exemplifications made for George Owen in preparation of his law suits and antiquarian researches, and many copies of wills and probates, including those of Jevan David ap John of Llandissil, co. Cardigan (1611), Magdalen Lloyd of Bronwydd (1680), Sir Thomas Pryse of Bodvage Park, co. Cardigan (1682), William Lloyd of Olmarch, co. Cardigan (1694), Dorothy Pryce of Lodge, co. Cardigan (1701), Anne Morris of Manerdivy (1701), Maurice David of Cledy (1703), Thomas Lloyd of Penpedwast (1710), Lewis Wogan of Wiston (1715), John Davies of Vadva, co. Car- digan (1727), John Lloyd of Bronwydd (1731), Thomas Lloyd of Dole Llannarth, Clydey (1760), John Price, vicar of Llangyfelach (1764), and Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd (1768). Besides providing the usual genealogical material for the histories of the families connected with the estates (Owens of Henllys, Lloyds of Penbedwast, Fords of Berry, Laugharnes of Llanrheithan, Barlows of Slebech, Wogans of Wiston, Lloyds of Bronwydd, etc.), and place-name and topographical data, the deeds occasionally throw much light on local custom, land tenures, and rents. For instance, in 1677 William Owen of Henllys leased Hyan Yssa in the parish of Eglwyswrw to Hugh David, labourer, and his son, for a rent of £ 3 and a bushel of marketable oats, and in addition the lessees were to supply three persons to reap or bind for one day in the corn harvest, and render three hens, three cords of fire-wood to be cut and led to Henllys, supply one person to make lessor's hay in Eglwyswrw as often as other tenants there were accustomed to do and to lead it to Henllys, one man for two days to cut wood before the strippers in barking time, one horse to fetch lime, one horse to fetch coals, two horses with drivers to load and carry muck, two men for one day in summer or autumn to 'stoake' furze and to lead and