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IEUAN BRYDYDD HIR HYNAF ( fl. c. 1450 ), poet ;

said to have been a native of Ardudwy, Mer. No details regarding his life are known, but many of his poems remain in manuscript, and at least two of them have been printed. Included in his work are two poems to God, one to God and the Virgin Mary , another to S. Winefred , one written by the poet in his old age, a begging poem, and two poems of controversy, or ymryson , addressed to the poet, Tudur Penllyn (q.v.) .

Sources:

  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 ;
  • Bodewryd MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1;
  • Brogyntyn MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1, 4, 5;
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 114, 206, 244;
  • Gwysaney MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 25;
  • Plas Nantglyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 2;
  • NLW MSS 435, 436, 695, 722, 1024, 1247, 3487, 6471, 6499, 7191, 9166, 11816, 13071;
  • Sotheby Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth C. 2;
  • Swansea Manuscripts 2, 3;
  • Y Brython , 1861 , iv, 35 — the second poem is incorrectly attributed to Evan Evans here as in the 1773 Almanac W. Hywel , Llanidloes, 1773 , Llanidloes;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Edward Davies , Traethawd ar Enwogion Swydd Feirion, hen a diweddar, yn gelfyddydwyr, beirdd, gwyddonwyr, pregethwyr , Caernarfon, 1870 , 1870 ;
  • J. Davies , Antiquæ linguæ Britannicæ et linguæ Latinæ, dictionarium duplex , 1632 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852 ; Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru , 1870 ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 ;
  • [ Abraham Jenkins , ‘The Works of Tudur Penllyn and Ieuan Brydydd Hir Hynaf’ (Univ. of Wales, M.A. Dissertation, 1921 ).]

Author:

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

Published date: 1959