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ELIS CYNFRIG ( fl. 1580-1620 ), poet ;

son of ‘ Rissiart Lewis of vanachloc redyn ,’ according to Cwrtmawr MS. 203 (73) . Some of his carols are preserved in manuscript, these being on themes of religion, love, and eulogy. Two of them are printed in Canu Rhydd Cynnar and Cerddi Rhydd Cynnar .

Sources:

  • Additional Manuscript in the British Museum 14879 (133);
  • N.L.W. Cwrtmawr Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 203 (68, 74, 188, 195, 201);
  • Peniarth Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 206 (227, 232);
  • T. H. Parry-Williams , Canu Rhydd Cynnar , 1932 , xcvi, 31, 47;
  • D. Lloyd Jenkins , Cerddi Rhydd Cynnar , 1931 , 75, 77;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852 .

Author:

Miss Ray Looker, (Mrs Ray Morgan), Cardiff / Rhymni

Published date: 1959