Owen of Henllys Lord of Kemes, George.


Edited, with Notes and an Appendix by Henry Owen. London: Printed by Chas J. Clark 1892-1936.
1st Ed. in bookform. 4 parts in 2 vols. Large 8vo. Folding map, double page colour plate of Arms, 4pp. of facsimile documents. Some very light browning, rebound in modern two tone half cloth, gilt lettering to spines. George Owen of Henllys (15521613). ... first appeared in book form in 1892 ... The second volume (1897) contained collections of papers relating to Pembrokeshire and to the barony of Cemais in particular, together with 'A cataloge and genelogie of the lordes of the baronye of Kemes seethence the conquests', accounts of suits in Star Chamber, the inquisitions post mortem of William Owen and George Owen, and 'The description of Milford Haven'. Part 3 (1906) comprised 'The dialogue of the government of Wales', which took place between Barthol, a German civil lawyer, and Demetus, recognizable as the author; 'Cruell lawes against Welshmen made by Henrie the ffourth' following the failure of his attempts to quell the rebellion of Owain Glyn Dwr, laws that the author considered to be malicious; and 'A treatise of lordshipps marchers in Wales', and 'The description of Wales', which listed the lordships, towns, and features of each of the counties of south Wales. The editor stated that part 4 would include the remainder of the Welsh counties, 'The fragmentes of Wales' (160611), containing a collection of notes on the marcher lordships and the principality of Wales, and 'The treatise of marle', but he did not live to complete the work and the volume did not appear until 1936 ...
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