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DAFYDD ap LLYWELYN ap MADOG ( fl. 16th cent. ), poet .

His poems are preserved in Pen. MS. 124 , Jes. Coll. MS. 14 , Llanst. MS. 167 , Cardiff MSS. 7, 23, 63 , Hafod MS. 10 , B.M. Add. MSS. 12230, 14991, 15015 , N.L.W. MSS. 668, 2602, 6681, 8330 , and Gwyneddon MS. 3 . Among them are cywyddau in praise of S. Mordeyrn , saint of honour (‘ Sant anrhydedd ’) at Nantglyn , and to S. Dyfnog , and a cywydd to God which is attributed in Pen. MS. 124 to Dafydd ap Hwlcyn ap Madog . It is uncertain whether he may be associated with the Dafydd Llewelyn who is represented by two englynion in Mostyn MS. 143 .

Sources:

  • The Lives of the British Saints , 397-8, 502-4;
  • Celtic Remains , 1878 , 315-6;
  • T. Parry , Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg , 1944 , 1944 , 124.

Author:

Benjamin George Owens, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959