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MORUS BERWYN ( fl. c. 1553-1615 ), poet ;

a native, apparently, of the Berwyn district of North Wales . A number of his poems remain in manuscripts. Most of these are addressed to various members of North Wales families, including John Salusbury of Lleweni and his wife Katheryn (of Berain ) , Sir William Morys of Clenennau , Robert Wyn of Foelas , Thomas Vaughan of Hafod , captain William Thomas . There are also a poem in praise of Bishop William Morgan and a number of various englynion.

Sources:

  • Additional Manuscripts in the British Museum 14879, 14898;
  • Brogyntyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 6;
  • Cardiff Manuscripts 12, 19, 20, 22, 84;
  • Llanstephan MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 35, 118, 122, 123, 124, 125, 133;
  • Mostyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 161;
  • NLW MSS 253, 278, 431, 1553, 2691, 6495, 6496;
  • Peniarth Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 87, 93, 121;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959