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HUW ap RHISIART ap DAFYDD ( fl. second half of 16th cent. ), of Cefn Llanfair , Llŷn, Caerns. , bard ,

father of the more famous bard Richard Hughes (d. 1618 ) (q.v.) . In N.L.W. MS. 16 (239) are six englynion composed by the bard when he was imprisoned in London (with other men from Llŷn ) in the time of trouble with the earl of Leicester over Forest of Snowdon lands, whilst in N.L.W. Glyn Davies MS. 2 (15) and Mostyn MS. 145 (203) is an elegy on John Smith , Caernarvon . Other examples (or copies) of his poems are in N.L.W. MS. 5272 (102) ; Mostyn MSS. 131 (50), 144 (466), 145 (641, 644, 738) ; Cardiff MS. 8 (255) ; Cwrtmawr MSS. 14 (69), 114 (277) ; Wynnstay MS. 6 (143) ; Brogyntyn MS. 4 (59, 63) , etc. He must not be confused with Huw Lleyn (or Llŷn ) (q.v.) .

Sources:

  • J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families , 1914 , 224-5;
  • J. Jones (‘Myrddin Fardd’) , Cynfeirdd Llyn, 1500-1800 sef casgliad o ganiadau Wiliam Lleyn , Pwllheli, 1905 .

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959