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IEUAN (IFAN) o GARNO (Syr) ( fl. c. 1530-1570 ), poet and cleric , of Carno, Mont.

Jesus Coll. MS. 18 (30) and N.L.W. MS. 1559 (664) describe him as the father of the poet Owain Gwynedd (q.v.) . A number of his poems remain in manuscript, including cywyddau and englynion of controversy or ymryson , addressed to Huw Arwystli (q.v.) , love poems, and various other englynion which include two apparently composed on an obscure incident involving the removal of the poet 's books and other belongings.

Sources:

  • Bodewryd MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1 (189, 193);
  • Additional Manuscripts in the British Museum 14976 (44b, 48), 14874 (268b);
  • Cardiff Manuscript 84 (332);
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 5 (310, 316), 12 (571, 577);
  • Jes. Coll. MS. at the Bodleian Library, Oxford 18 (30);
  • Llanstephan Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 53 (322);
  • NLW MSS 1559 (664), 3077 (219);
  • Peniarth Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 82 (17);
  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies , second ed., 1894 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959