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DAFYDD LLWYD of HENBLAS or DAFYDD LLWYD ap SION (died 1619), poet and scholar

Name: Dafydd Llwyd
Date of death: 1619
Spouse: Catrin ferch Rhisiart Owen
Spouse: Sian ferch Llywelyn ap Dafydd
Child: Richard Lloyd
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and scholar
Area of activity: Poetry; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Ray Looker

of the landed family of Henblas (Llangristiolus, Anglesey), who, it is said, graduated from S. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He married Catherine, daughter of Richard Owen of Penmynydd, and about eight children were born to them, three of the sons becoming clergymen. Lewys Dwnn and J. E. Griffith state that he also married Jane, daughter of Llywelyn ap Dafydd of Llandyfrydog (she being his first wife according to Dwnn). Noted for his scholarship, he is said to have known eight languages. A number of his poems, all in strict metre, have been preserved in manuscript. They include an elegy to his wife, Catherine, and three englynion to one of his sons. ' Sir ' Huw Roberts and Richard Cynwal composed elegies upon his death.


Published date: 1959

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