He is said to have been the son of Tomas Dafydd ap Ieuan ap Rhys ap Gronnw ap Meyrick ap Llewelyn ap Richard ap Dafydd of Pwll-y-crochan in ‘Llechwedd Isaf’ (i.e. Arllechwedd Isaf), Caernarfonshire His father also was a poet, and he is known to have written a cywydd in 1654. Among the few poems by Dafydd Nanconwy which have survived is a cywydd to Captain William Myddelton of Gwaenynog, who died in 1637. His work is to be found in Mostyn MS. 147, which was partly copied during the second half of the 17th century, and in N.L.W. MS. 695. He was a contemporary of Harri Howel and Huw Machno.
Published date: 1959
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