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GRUFFUDD LEIAF ( 15th cent. ), poet ,

native of Denbighshire , son of Gruffudd Fychan ap Gruffudd ap Dafydd Goch , who traced his descent from Owain Gwynedd . ( Pen. MS. 127 (17) ). An englyn written by him is found in Cwrtmawr MS. 242 (1) and N.L.W. MS. 6499 (1) . A cywydd to the owl is also attributed to him in some manuscripts, e.g. Cardiff MS. 64 (552) , and Esgair MS. 1 (37) ; but the same poem bears the name of Dafydd ap Gwilym , and those of Robert Leiaf and Syr Siôn Leiaf , two other members of Gruffudd 's family, in various other manuscripts. ( Jones and Lewis , Mynegai ). His son, Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf , is separately noticed.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959