Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
THE Isle and County OF ANGLESEY.
This Part conteineth the Counties of and
THE of by the known by the name of and by the and is severed from the Continent of by a narrow streight of the River which divides it from and on all other parts it is washed with the It was the ancient Seat of the and brought with no small difficulty under the by and in their declension was much infested by the and
This is of no large extent, scarce numbring 80 in circuit; being in length from in the East, to in the West, about 24 and from in the South, to in the North, about 17.
It is so fertile and abounding in all things that are necessary for the use of man, as and other both and that the call it that is, the Mother of as supplying its defects, although for sight, it seemeth dry, stony, hilly, and unpleasant. It also produceth a sort of called very fit and good for and
The of most note are those of and
The is reasonable healthful, and not much subject to diseases, except Agues at some times, which are occasioned by the and misty of the
It is honoured in giving Title to the Right Honorable Earl of
This is severed into six was once very populous, conteining 360 and which at present are reduced to 74 and for the accommodation of the is traded unto by two and hath several good and as also divers for the conveyance of to and fro.
Its chief places are
seated on a moorish ground, but commandeth a fair prospect into the Sea, where it hath a very good Harbour for Ships; It was built by King the First, the better to secure his conquest, who fortified it with a powerful now in good repair. It is a pretty handsome and well-built governed by a two who are of the and 21 called chief it hath the election of a is the chief where the and are held, and is kept; it is indifferently well inhabited and frequented, as being the usual for the reception of from to before their taking shipping at a small on the other side of the reguarding (in called from a holy man, who there ended his daies in the service of God;) and hath weekly two on and which are indifferent good.
Nigh unto this was seated a famous in the time of the called which was held in great repute amongst the and where the Daughter of King with many Lords and Persons of worth and honour were interr'd, that were slain in the Wars against the
In the Eastern point near the lyeth a small called wherein is seated St.
seated near River, where it formeth a and falleth into River; a small governed by a two and a and hath a on which is not very great, but in former time was of good account.
at present a small but in times past was of great account, when the Kings of had here their
 Its Extent
 The Hills.
 Its Dvision.
 Pestholme Isle.