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JONES , LEWIS ( fl. 1703 ), of Pandy , Llan-uwchllyn, Mer. , poet ;

Three examples of his work remain, these being ‘ Ymddiddan rhwng y Cybydd a'r Trugarog ,’ ‘ Cyngor i’r Gôf o Rôs y Gwaliau ,’ and ‘ Cerdd i ŵr ifanc oedd yn glaf o gariad merch .’ It is not clear whether there was any connection between him and two other poets from Llanuwchllyn ROBERT JONES and ROLANT JONES ( fl. 1762 ). A love ballad composed by the former is found in N.L.W. MS. 645 (34b) , and examples of the latter's poetry is found in N.L.W. MSS. 672 (257), 4698 (141) , and, possibly, in Cwrtmawr MS. 206 (176) , N.L.W. MSS. 4697 (67) 12867 (35) , and Swansea MS. 3 (13) . [It is possible that Ioan Pedr copied MSS. by these two — see Jnl. Welsh Bibliog. Soc. , iv, 4, p. 167.]

Sources:

  • NLW MS 1238 (27);
  • Blodeu-Gerdd Cymry , 1759 , 1779 , 99, 440;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Edward Davies ( Iolo Meirion ), Traethawd ar Enwogion Swydd Feirion, hen a diweddar, yn gelfyddydwyr, beirdd, gwyddonwyr, pregethwyr , Caernarfon, 1870 , 1870 ;
  • Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig, 1651–1850 . [1893?] , 108.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959