GRUFFUDD LEIAF (15th century), poet

Name: Gruffudd Leiaf
Child: Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf
Parent: Gruffudd Fychan ap Gruffudd ap Dafydd Goch
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

A native of Denbighshire, son of Gruffudd Fychan ap Gruffudd ap Dafydd Goch, who traced his descent from Owain Gwynedd. (Peniarth MS 127 (17)). An englyn written by him is found in Cwrtmawr MS 242B (1) and NLW MS 6499B (1). A cywydd to the owl is also attributed to him in some manuscripts, e.g. Cardiff MS. 64 (552), and Esgair MS. 1 (37); but the same poem bears the name of Dafydd ap Gwilym, and those of Robert Leiaf and Syr Siôn Leiaf, two other members of Gruffudd's family, in various other manuscripts. (Jones and Lewis, Mynegai). His son, Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf, is separately noticed.


Published date: 1959

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