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OWAIN , ‘ SyrDAFYDD ( DAVID ),otherwise Dafydd ap Owain , cleric and poet .

According to Camb. Biog. , and Em. W. , he flourished 1540-70 . The statement in Em. W. that he hailed from Maenan, Caerns. , suggests that he may be identified with Dafydd ab Owen , rector of Nannerch and Llanddoged , and vicar of Eglwysfach , 1537 ( J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees , 196). A few cywyddau by him are preserved in Pen. MSS. 86, 112 ; Jesus College MSS. 137-8 ; Cardiff MSS. 12, 64, 84 ; Llanst. MS. 156 ; Cwrtmawr MS. 5 ; B.M. Add. MSS. 14873-4, 14966, 14969, 15000 , and N.L.W. MSS. 670, 834, 1560, 2602-3, 2692, 5269, 5283, 5474 (Aberdare 1), 6434, 6471, 6681, 8330 . Some of his cywyddau have been attributed to Gruffudd ap Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan and Siôn Tudur .

Author:

Benjamin George Owens, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959