HUW LLIFON (fl. c. 1570-1607), poet and sexton

Name: Huw Llifon
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and sexton
Area of activity: Poetry; Public and Social Service, Civil Administration; Religion
Author: Ray Looker

of Llanefydd, Denbighshire. Some of his work remains in manuscripts and this includes religious englynion, a cywydd to the Holly Tree at Meifod, another begging a gown for the poet from David Holland of Kinmel, and an elegy upon the death in 1607/8 of Ffowc ap Rhobert of Meiriadog, Denbighshire. It is evident that he lived to a fairly great age; references to this are found in the last two of these poems, and also in two englynion addressed to him by Lewis Lloyd. No details of his life are known.

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Published date: 1959

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