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MAB Y CLOCHYDDYN ( fl. c. 1380 ), a poet

who is reputed to have been a native of Llanafan-fawr , Brecknock . Two examples of his work are found in the ‘ Red Book of Hergest ’ and a number of other manuscripts. They are an elegy to Gwenhwyfar , daughter of Madog and wife of Hywel ap Tudur ap Gruffudd of Anglesey , and two englynion .


  • The Poetry in the Red Book of Hergest (1911) , 1350-2 ;
  • Llanstephan Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 133;
  • NLW MS 4973;
  • Peniarth Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 118;
  • The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales , 1870 , 338;
  • 'Dictionary of Welsh Biography.' 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • J. Davies , Antiquæ linguæ Britannicæ et linguæ Latinæ, dictionarium duplex (1632) ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen (1852)


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

Published date: 1959