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HUW ARWYSTLI ( fl. 1550 ), poet .

Little is known of his career. He is believed to have been a native of the parish of Trefeglwys in the cantref of Arwystli, Mont. , and to have spent most of his life in that area. He composed a considerable ‘amount of verse to the landed families of that neighbourhood. For his works, see J. Afan Jones ‘ Gweithiau Barddonol Huw Arwystli ’ ( M.A. dissertation, University of Wales , 1926 , unpublished), and also N.L.W. MSS. 16, 18, 313, 436, 552, 643, 695, 719, 727, 832, 834, 1001, 1246, 1247, 1553, 2691, 3288, 5261, 5269, 5273, 5283, 6499, 7191, 8330, 9166, 10251, 11087, 11816 ; Brogyntyn MSS. 1, 5 ; Bodewryd MSS. 1, 2 ; Cwrtmawr MSS. 200, 206, 242, 244, 454 ; Swansea MS. 1 ; Esgair MS. 81 ; Wynnstay MSS. 1, 2 ; and Gwysaney MS. 25 — all in the National Library of Wales .

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959