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GRUFFYDD , ‘ Syr ’ SION (d. 1586? ), poet and chaplain

to William ap Sir Rhys Thomas , a commander who served under the earl of Leicester in the Low Countries and who was killed at Zutphen in 1586 . It is surmised that the poet d. at the same time. At least two of his poems have been preserved, one a religious carol and the other a better known carol of longing for Caernarvon , composed when the poet was in Flanders .


  • NLW MS 1559 (260, 309);
  • W. J. Gruffydd , Y Flodeugerdd Gymraeg (1931) , 131.


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

Published date: 1959