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HWMFFRE ap HYWEL , or HWMFFRE HYWEL ( fl. during the first half of the 17th cent. ), poet ;

a native (apparently) of North Wales . Some examples of his work exist in manuscript, and these include poems written to various members of the Nannau , Corsygedol , Cefnamwlch , and Egryn families between 1627 and 1644 . Six englynion written by him in thanks for an oar are also found. No details concerning his life are known.

Sources:

  • Brogyntyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 5 (173);
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 129 (173);
  • Llanstephan Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 123 (199);
  • Mostyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 165 (93, 108, 177);
  • NLW MS 874 (117);
  • Peniarth Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 97 (297).

Author:

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

Published date: 1959