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IEUAN TEW .

Two poets bore this name: (1) IEUAN TEW BRYDYDD HEN ( fl. c. 1400-40 ), a native of Kidwelly, Carms. , and (2) IEUAN TEW BRYDYDD IEUANC , a native of Arwystli, Mont. , who fl. c. 1560-90 , graduated at the eisteddfod held at Caerwys in 1568 — Pen. MSS. 121 (215) and 132 (61) — and is said to have been buried at Llanidloes .

A large number of their poems remain in manuscript, but it is often difficult to distinguish between the poems of the two respective poets . A bardic controversy, or ymryson , occurred between the elder and the Mastr Harri , and between the younger and Bedo Hafesp ; he also took part in another, together with the three poets, Siôn Phylip , Wiliam Llyn , and Hywel Ceiriog , against Wiliam Cynwal and Huw Llyn .

Sources:

  • Reports on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language . Historical Manuscripts Commission, 1898–1910 ;
  • Bodewryd MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1;
  • Brogyntyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1, 2, 5;
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 129, 200, 206, 242, 243, 244, 454, 467;
  • Esgair Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 43;
  • Gwysaney MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 25;
  • NLW MSS 16, 253, 552, 560, 566, 643, 644, 675, 719, 832, 834, 1024, 1246, 1247, 1559, 2026, 2691, 3487, 4710, 5265, 5269, 5272, 5273, 6146, 6496, 6499, 6511, 6681, 10893, 11816, 13061, 13062, 13063, 13064, 13070, 13071, 13079, 13167, 13180;
  • Sotheby Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth C. 3;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852 ;
  • R. Williams , Montgomeryshire Worthies , second ed., 1894 ;
  • Collections Historical and Archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire , xi, 243;
  • J. Davies , Antiquæ linguæ Britannicæ et linguæ Latinæ, dictionarium duplex , 1632 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959