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GRUFFUDD LLWYD ap DAFYDD GAPLAN (or Gruffudd Llwyd ap Llywelyn y Caplan , and Gruffudd ap Llywelyn Llwyd in some manuscripts) ( fl. c. 1400? ), poet .

Nothing is known about him, but at least two examples of his poetry, one being a cywydd in the form of a religious confession, and the other an elegy to Sir Rhys Ifanc ap Syr Rhys Hen [see under Rhys ap Gruffydd , d. 1356 ], great-grandfather, on the maternal side, of Sir Rhys ap Thomas (q.v.) of Dynevor .


  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau (1928) ;
  • 'Dictionary of Welsh Biography.' 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol (1875) ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen (1852) ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (1803) , apparently the dates given in these are at least fifty years too late.


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

Published date: 1959