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HUW , ROLANT ( 1714 - 1802 ), poet ,

lived at Graienyn , Llangower, Mer. , and was also factor to the neighbouring estates of Fachddeiliog and Rhiwedog . He is an important link in the bardic tradition of Penllyn , for he was an instructor of bards , of whom the best known is Robert William ( 1744 - 1815 ) (q.v.) of Pandy in Tre-Rhiwedog . Some of his work has been printed in Beirdd y Bala (correct ‘ Robert Saunderson ’ in the introductory note to ‘ William Saunderson ’) and in Cymru (O.M.E.) , i, 108-10, 197-8; and more remains in manuscript at the National Library of Wales . He was buried 16 Dec. 1802 at Llangower , aged eighty-eight.

Sources:

  • NLW MSS 9, 325, 672, 4967, 4971;
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 110, 225, 229;
  • Calvinistic Methodist Archives in the National Library of Wales (Bala College) MS. 772 (in N.L.W.).

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959