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LEWIS POWYS ( fl. c. 1530 ), poet .

He composed cywyddau to SirOwen Poole , vicar of Aberyw ( Berriw ) c. 1527-33 , and to Edward and Roger , sons of Humphrey Kynaston . He also composed a cywydd and an awdl to Lewis Gwynn , the constable of Bishop's Castle (d. 1552 ), a distinguished patron of the bards .

Sources:

  • The Records of the Diocese of Saint Asaph in the National Library of Wales ;
  • Llanstephan Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 133 (107);
  • N.L.W. Bodewryd MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1 (77);
  • Peniarth Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 114 (18, 27).

Author:

Professor David James Bowen, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959