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HUW ap DAFYDD ( fl. 1550-1628 ), poet .

From the fact that the objects of his panegyrics and elegies were North Wales gentry it appears that the poet , too, was from that part of Wales though according to Cambrian Biog. , Cymru (O.J) , Em. W. , and Blackwell he was from Ewyas, Herefs. A number of his poems remain in manuscripts, including some to Hywel ap Siôn ap Dafydd ab Ithel Fychan of Bryn Cynddel , Siôn ap Hywel Fychan of Penllyn , Sir Roger Salusbury of Llewenni , Pierce Salusbury of Bachymbyd , Pirs Griffith (q.v.) of Penrhyn , Lewys Owain of Dolgelley , and Siôn ab Elis Eutun (Eyton) of Ruabon .


  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau (1928) ;
  • Llanstephan Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 163;
  • NLW MSS 278, 644, 1580, 6681, 13072;
  • Wynnstay Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1;
  • 'Dictionary of Welsh Biography.' 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol (1875) ;
  • J. Davies , Antiquæ linguæ Britannicæ et linguæ Latinæ, dictionarium duplex (1632) ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (1803) .


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

Published date: 1959