HUW LLYN (fl. c. 1552-1594), poet

Name: Huw Llyn
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Eisteddfod; Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

and native of Llŷn, who graduated in the third bardic grade at the Caerwys eisteddfod of 1568 — Pen. MS. 132 (59). It appears that he may have been a brother of Wiliam Llŷn (N.L.W. MSS. 1244 (28), 1580 (308), B.B.C.S., ix, 112, etc.). According to Myrddin Fardd, J. E. Griffith, and J. C. Morrice, he was the squire Huw ap Rhisiart ap Dafydd of Cefn Llanfair, but there is no proof that they were the same person. Some of Huw Llŷn's poetry remains, and this includes poems to Walter Devereux (earl of Essex), Henry Rowland (bishop of Bangor), Simon Thelwall of Plas y Ward, and to the South Walians Thomas Vaughan (Pembrey), Gruffudd Dwnn (Ystrad Merthyr), William and George Owen (Henllys), and John Lloyd (Cilgwyn). A bardic controversy occurred between him and Siôn Mawddwy, and another between him and Wiliam Cynwal and four other poets, Wiliam Llŷn, Ieuan Tew, Siôn Phylip and Hywel Ceiriog. An example of his handwriting is found in Llanst. MS. 40 (149-156).


Published date: 1959

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