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RHYS BRYCHAN ( c. 1500 ), poet .

Twenty-seven of his poems are preserved in manuscript. Among them are an awdl and an elegy to Rosser Fychan of Talgarth , a laudatory poem to Lewis ap Risiart Gwyn of Fan , and poems to Einion Fychan of Tywyn , Watkin Fychan of Treffylip , Sir Morgan ap Sir Siôn Farchog of Tredeigr , William Herbert , and others. Most of his work is found in the following manuscripts: N.L.W. MSS. 970 (177, 184), 6511 (37, 129), 13072 (177, 179) ; Pen. MSS. 55 (3, 21, 97, 131, 153, 185), 60 (87), 83 (67), 96 (51), 100 (84, 87) ; Llanst. MSS. 133 (28, 29, 728), 134 (143, 153, 300) ; Gwysaney MS. 38 (24, 27, 61) ; Wynnstay MS. 1 (59, 60) ; Hafod MS. 20 (126, 234) ; ‘Llyfr Hir Llanharan’ (98, 101, 209) .

Sources:

  • NLW MS 9271 (257);
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 , 305;
  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928

Author:

Miss Nansi Ceridwen Jones, Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959