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LEWIS DARON ( fl. c. 1520 ), a poet

who hailed from Aberdaron . His patrons included the families of Bodeon , Bodfel , Cochwillan , Glynllifon , and Gwydir . He was also one of the poets who wrote an elegy on the death of Tudur Aled (q.v.) . According to Pen. MS. 122 (122) he was buried at Nevin , though other sources state that he was buried at Llanegwad, Carms. A selection of his work was published by Myrddin Fardd (q.v.) in Cynfeirdd Lleyn .


  • Llanstephan MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 123 (317, 556, 572), 124 (263), 125 (282);
  • N.L.W. Brogyntyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 4 (122);
  • NLW MS 872 (463).


Professor David James Bowen, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959