GRUFFUDD, RHISIART (Rhisiart Gruffudd ap Huw ?) (fl. c. 1569), poet and native of Anglesey

Name: Rhisiart Gruffudd
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

No details of his life are to be found, but some of his poems remain in manuscripts. These include two englynion (B.M. Add. MS. 14898 (42b); NLW MS 3037B (324); a poem begging the reconciliation of Sir Richard Bulkeley of Anglesey with his second wife, Agnes, in NLW MS 3048D (490). She was accused of having tried to poison her husband; see Angharad Llwyd, History of Anglesey, 143; and another seeking the reconciliation of Sir Richard Bulkeley with William Lewis, also of Anglesey (NLW MS 3047C (508)). It is not certain whether he is the Rhisiart Gruffudd ap Huw whose poetry is found in Llanstephan MS 49 (93); NLW MS 5283B (51, 122), and NLW MS 9166B (251).


Published date: 1959

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