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GORONWY GYRIOG ( fl. c. 1310-1360 ), an Anglesey poet ;

father, apparently, of the poet Iorwerth ab y Cyriog (q.v.) . No details are known concerning him, but examples of his work are found in the ‘ Red Book of Hergest ’ and other manuscripts. They include an awdl addressed to Madog ab Iorwerth , bishop of Bangor , and an elegy to Gwenhwyfar , wife of Hywel ap Tudur of Anglesey (brother to Goronwy of Penmynydd ). It appears that he was also the author of at least some of the poems attributed to Gutun Ceiriog and Gutun Cyriog in B.M. Add. MS. 14866 ; Cardiff MS. 26 ; Llanst. MSS. 47, 122, 134 ; Merthyr Tydfil MS. ; N.L.W. MSS. 1578, 13061 ; and Pen. MSS. 54, 112, 239 .

Sources:

  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 ;
  • Gwysaney MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth , 25 (255);
  • The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales , 1870 , 332, 347;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Lewis , Roberts and Williams , Cywyddau Iolo Goch ac Eraill, 1350–1450 , 1925 , clxx.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959