HUW ap RHYS WYN (fl. c. 1550), poet

Name: Huw ap Rhys Wyn
Spouse: Catrin ferch Lewys ab Owain ap Meurig
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Land Ownership; Poetry; Royalty and Society
Author: Ray Looker

Member of the landed family of Mysoglen, Llangeinwen, Anglesey; husband of Catherine, daughter of Lewys ab Owain ap Meurig of Y Frondeg, Llangaffo. Some of his poems survive in manuscripts, and these include a cywydd addressed to Thomas Glyn, Glynllifon, requesting a fishing boat from him, a cywydd to old age, and a more unusual kind of cywydd - an elegy on the death of his favourite hound, called Bwrdi. A bardic controversy between him and Rhydderch ap Rhisiart is also found. His poems are found in the following manuscripts - Bodewryd MS 2B ; Glyn Davies MS. 1; Llanstephan MS 118 , Llanstephan MS 125 ; NLW MS 3056D ; NLW MS 832E , NLW MS 9166B . A cywydd of praise to him, composed by Dafydd Alaw, is found in Peniarth MS 63 (132).


Published date: 1959

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