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HYWEL HIR ( fl. 1600-1640 ), poet, probably in holy orders .

No details concerning his life are known, but some of his poems, including a religious cywydd , remain in manuscript. The following manuscripts contain examples of his work: Bodewryd MS. 1 ; B.M. Add. MS. 14906 ; Brogyntyn MS. 6 ; Cardiff MS. 84 ; N.L.W. MSS. 675, 1559 .

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 ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959