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RHYS PENNARDD ( fl. c. 1480 ), a poet ;

it is said that he lived either at Conway or at Clynnog, Caerns. , and that he was buried at Llandrillo, Mer. A number of his poems remain in manuscript, including cywyddau addressed to Elisau ap Gruffudd ab Einion of Plas yn Iâl , Gruffudd Fychan ap Hywel ap Madog , and Rhys ap Hywel ap Madog of Talhenbont , Hywel Ddu of Anglesey and his wife Mallt , and also to William , constable of Aberystwyth . Llywelyn ap Gutun (q.v.) wrote a satirical poem addressed to Rhys and the two poets Hywel ap Rheinallt and Lewis Môn (qq.v.).

Sources:

  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 ;
  • Bodewryd MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 1;
  • Brogyntyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 2;
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 114, 312, 454;
  • Glyn Davies Manuscript at the National Library of Wales 2;
  • Gwysaney MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 25;
  • NLW MSS 16, 552, 644, 1247, 1553, 1559, 5282, 5283, 5546, 6511, 9166, 11816, 13063;
  • Swansea Manuscript 1;
  • J. Davies , Antiquæ linguæ Britannicæ et linguæ Latinæ, dictionarium duplex , 1632 ;
  • J. Jones (‘Myrddin Fardd’) , Enwogion Sir Gaernarfon , 1922 , 1922 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959