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HUW PENNANT ( fl. c. 1565-1619 ), poet ,

a graduate (third grade) of the eisteddfod held in 1568 at Caerwys ( Pen. MSS. 132 (59), and 144 (268) ). Nothing is known regarding his life, but a large number of his poems ( awdlau , cywyddau and englynion ) remain. The large majority of these are eulogies, elegies, and begging-poems to members of various landed families of North Wales , including those of Bodeon , Bodfel , Bodrhyddan , Brynkir , Cefnamwlch , Cefnllanfair , Clenennau , Corsygedol , Glynllifon , Llyweni , Madryn , Myfyrian , Mysoglen , Penrhyn , Plas Du in Eifionydd , Plas Newydd in Anglesey , Porthamel , Rhiwedog , Rhiwlas and Ystumcegid . The following are some of the manuscripts containing his poetry: Brogyntyn MSS. 3, 6 ; Cwrtmawr MS. 454 ; Glyn Davies MS. 2 (N.L.W.) ; Llanst. MSS. 123, 124, 125 ; N.L.W. MSS. 16, 279, 560, 6494, 6496 (the items in the last two being apparently in the poet 's own hand). The work of this poet should be distinguished from that of SyrHuw Pennant who lived in the previous century (q.v.) .

Sources:

  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol , 1875 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959