Genealogies from Jesus College MS 20

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Genealogies from Jesus College MS 20
LanguageMiddle Welsh
Manuscript(s)Oxford, Bodleian Library, Jesus College, MS. 20, folios 33r–41r
Genregenealogical collection

The genealogies from Jesus College MS 20 are a medieval Welsh collection of genealogies preserved in a single manuscript, Oxford, Bodleian Library, Jesus College, MS 20, folios 33r–41r. It presents the lineages of a number of medieval Welsh rulers, particularly those of south Wales.[1] The manuscript was compiled in the late 14th century, but many genealogies are thought to be considerably older.[1] The latest pedigrees to have been included in the tract are those of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth (d. 1240) and Rhys Gryg (d. 1234).[1] It shares some material with the earlier Harleian genealogies.

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  1. ^ a b c Siddons, "Genealogies, Welsh," pp. 800-2.

Secondary sources[edit]

  • Siddons, Michael. "Genealogies, Welsh." In Celtic Culture. A Historical Encyclopedia, ed. John T. Koch. 5 vols. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2006. pp. 800–2.


Further reading[edit]

  • Bartrum, P.C. Early Welsh Genealogical Tracts. Cardiff: UWP, 1966.
  • Thornton, David E. Kings, chronologies, and genealogies: studies in the political history of early medieval Ireland and Wales. Occasional publications of the Oxford Unit for Prosopographical Research 10. Oxford: Linacre College, Unit for Prosopographical Research, 2003. ISBN 1-900934-09-4

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