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HUW ap RHYS WYN ( fl. c. 1550 ), poet and member of the landed family

of Mysoglen , Llangeinwen , Anglesey ; husband of Catherine , daughter of Lewys ab Owain ap Meurig of Y Frondeg , Llangaffo . Some of his poems survive in manuscripts, and these include a cywydd addressed to Thomas Glyn , Glynllifon , requesting a fishing boat from him, a cywydd to old age, and a more unusual kind of cywydd — an elegy on the death of his favourite hound, called Bwrdi . A bardic controversy between him and Rhydderch ap Rhisiart is also found. His poems are found in the following manuscripts — Bodewryd MS. 2 ; Glyn Davies MS. 1 ; Llanst. MSS. 118, 125 ; Mostyn MS. 160 ; N.L.W. MSS. 832, 9166 . A cywydd of praise to him, composed by Dafydd Alaw (q.v.) , is found in Peniarth MS. 63 (132) .


  • Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches (1846) , ii, 207;
  • J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (1914) , 83;
  • J. Fisher (ed.), The Cefn Coch MSS. two MSS. of Welsh poetry written principally during the 17th century (Liverpool, 1899) (Liverpool, 1899), 7.


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

Published date: 1959