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RHOBERT AP DAFYDD LLWYD ( fl. c. 1550-1590 ), a poet

who was, according to Swansea MS. 1 (277, 357) , a native of Crymlyn ( Cremlyn ) in Anglesey . No details are known concerning his life, but a number of his poems remain in manuscript. They include a religious poem, a satire to a fox which had killed the poet's lambs, and also poems addressed to Simon Thelwall of Plas y Ward ( see the article on that family ) and his third wife ( Margaret , daughter of Sir William Gruffydd of Penrhyn ) , to Elis Prys of Plas Iolyn (q.v.) , and to Siôn Conwy . Gutun Tomas and he composed satires upon each other.

Sources:

  • Additional Manuscripts in the British Museum 14881, 14882, 14906;
  • Brogyntyn MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 4, 6;
  • Cardiff Manuscripts 20, 63, 84;
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 114, 197, 242, 448;
  • Glyn Davies Manuscript at the National Library of Wales 1;
  • Llanstephan Manuscript at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 124;
  • NLW MSS 644, 5272, 5273, 5545, 6499;
  • ‘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:

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

Published date: 1959