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LEWIS MON ( fl. c. 1480-1527 ), a poet who hailed from Llifon, Anglesey .

In his elegy to Tudur Aled (q.v.) he calls the latter his teacher , and the two poets are also grouped together in Ieuan ap Madog ap Dafydd 's elegy on Syr Dafydd Trefor (q.v.) , the Anglesey poet and cleric . Many of his compositions are addressed to the Penrhyn family. It would appear that he d. at Valle Crucis abbey , where he was buried. An elegy on his death was written by Dafydd Alaw (q.v.) . His will was proved 28 June 1527 .

Sources:

  • NLW MSS 1553 (84, 87), 872 (463);
  • T. Gwynn Jones , Gwaith Tudur Aled , 1926 ;
  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 ;
  • Archaeologia Cambrensis , 1880, 218 ;
  • Y Llenor , i, 78-9;
  • J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families , 1914 , 303;
  • [and see now Llenyddiaeth Cymru o 1450 hyd 1600 , iv, 1].

Author:

Professor David James Bowen, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959