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LLWYD , FFOWC ( fl. c. 1580-1620 ), poet and squire , Fox Hall, Denbs. ;

son of Siôn Llwyd and his first wife, Sybil , daughter of Richard Glyn . His wife was Alice , daughter of Ffowc ap Thomas ap Gronw . Little is known about him and only a few of his poems remain in MSS. These include those to Sir John Lloyd of Yale ( Mostyn MS. 161, 962 ) and Thomas Prys of Plas Iolyn ( B.M. Add. MS. 14896, 58 ); and also one which reveals the poet 's acquaintance with contemporary life in London [ Jesus Coll. MS. 18 (8) ].

Sources:

  • The Cefn Coch MSS. two MSS. of Welsh poetry written principally during the 17th century , Liverpool, 1899 (ed. J. Fisher ), 1899, 6;
  • Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches , 1846 , ii, 332;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959