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POWEL , MORGAN ( fl. c. 1563 ), poet, one of the Glamorgan writers of cwndidau , a cleric of Llanhari ;

probably one of the Powel family of Tir Iarll (see under Powel , Anthony ). Apparently he was cleric at Laleston , near Bridgend , c. 1563 . Some of his work still exists, including a poem addressed to Wiliam Prys of Briton Ferry , another to reconcile Siôn Mawddwy with Tomas ap Wiliam ap Hywel . He also participated in two bardic controversies or ymrysonau with Llywelyn Siôn and Tomas Llywelyn .

Sources:

  • Additional Manuscript in the British Museum 14878;
  • Havod Manuscript at Cardiff Central Library 20;
  • Llanstephan Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 134;
  • NLW MSS 278, 970, 6511, 13061, 13062, 13070, 13081, 13168;
  • G. J. Williams , Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg , 1948 ;
  • Hopcyn and Cadrawd Hen Gwndidau, Carolau, a Chywyddau , 1910 , 1910 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959