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IEUAN FYCHAN ap IEUAN ab ADDA (d. c. 1458 ), poet ,

and an ancestor of the family associated with Mostyn Hall, Flints. Ieuan Fychan lived at Pengwern, Denbs. , before he m. Angharad , heiress of Mostyn . Lord Mostyn and T. A. Glenn , in their History of the Family of Mostyn of Mostyn ( London , 1925 ), give some details about the career of Ieuan Fychan ; e.g. he was an esquire in the retinue of Thomas Fitz Alan , earl of Arundel and lord of Chirk (with Nanheudwy) , and he also fought in France . He was succeeded at Mostyn c. 1457 or 1458 by his son Howel ap Ieuan , father of Richard ap Howel ; see under Mostyn of Mostyn family . Ieuan Fychan was a contemporary of the bards Guto'r Glyn and Maredudd ap Rhys (qq.v.), with the latter of whom he had a bardic controversy. For translations of some poems written by or to him see the History mentioned above.


  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau (1928) ;
  • NLW MSS 1557, 3050, 3072, 5269, 11087, 11816;
  • Peniarth Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth) 89, 289.


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

Published date: 1959