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GRUFFUDD LLWYD ab IFAN ( fl. c. 1564 ), poet ;

nothing is known about his life, but it appears from one of his poems that he lived in Anglesey . Some of his work remains in manuscripts, and this includes cywyddau to Elis Prys (q.v.) of Plas Iolyn ( N.L.W. MS. 1247 (22) ), Ieuan ap Siôn ap Maredudd of Bryncyr ( N.L.W. MS. 5282 (49) ), and Tudur ap Rhobert of Berain ( N.L.W. MS. 6495 (118b, 120 — in the poet 's hand apparently)). In addition to his poetry of praise and elegy a poem of ymryson , or bardic controversy, written to Gruffudd Hiraethog (q.v.) , is found in N.L.W. MS. 5269 (280) , and one in praise of Anglesey in N.L.W. MS. 1559 (315) .

Sources:

  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852 ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959