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HYWEL ab EINION LLYGLIW ( fl. c. 1330-1370 ), poet ;

and uncle to Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion Llygliw (q.v.) . Nothing is known about him, but his love poem addressed to Myfanwy Fychan of Castell Dinas Bran , Llangollen , is preserved in N.L.W. MSS. 1553 (275), 4973 (369b), 6209 (216) , and published in Myv. Arch. ; for an English translation see T. Pennant , Tours in Wales . The poet is named Hywel ab Einion of Maelor in the first and last of the manuscripts; and, according to the first, a parchment copy of the poem was found in one of the castle walls. His connection with Myfanwy Fychan is the theme of J. Ceiriog Hughes 's eisteddfodic poem, ‘ Myfanwy Fychan .’

Sources:

  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol , 1875 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852 ;
  • The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales , 1870 , 339;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 ;
  • T. Pennant , A Tour (Tours) in [North] WalesPennant, Thomas , 1773. 1778, etc. See also Rhys's 3-volume edition, 1883 , 1883 , i, 362;
  • Lewis , Roberts , and Williams , Cywyddau Iolo Goch ac Eraill, 1350–1450 , 1925 , lxxviii.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959