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HUW PENNANT (‘ Syr ’) ( fl. during the second half of the 15th cent. ), cleric, poet, and antiquary ;

son of David Pennant of Bychton near Holywell, Flints. , and brother of Thomas Pennant , abbot of Basingwerk . Some of his poems, all vaticinatory, exist in manuscript. Pen. MS. 182 , written by SyrHuw himself c. 1514 , includes, among other items, genealogies, poetry, and his Welsh translation of the Latin text of a life of S. Ursula .

Sources:

  • Havod Manuscript at Cardiff Central Library) 5;
  • Llanstephan Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 133 (173);
  • NLW MSS 3077, 6209;
  • Peniarth Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 182;
  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol (1875) ;
  • Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches (1846) , ii, 305;
  • J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (1914) , 214;
  • ‘ Gweirydd ap Rhys ,’ Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig, 1300–1650 (1885) ;
  • Reports on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language (1898–1910) , I, iii.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959