HUW, ROLANT (1714 - 1802), poet

Name: Rolant Huw
Date of birth: 1714
Date of death: 1802
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

lived at Graienyn, Llangower, Meironnydd, and was also factor to the neighbouring estates of Fachddeiliog and Rhiwedog. He is an important link in the bardic tradition of Penllyn, for he was an instructor of bards, of whom the best known is Robert William (1744 - 1815) of Pandy in Tre-Rhiwedog. Some of his work has been printed in Beirdd y Bala (correct ' Robert Saunderson ' in the introductory note to ' William Saunderson ') and in Cymru (O.M.E.), i, 108-10, 197-8; and more remains in manuscript at the National Library of Wales. He was buried 16 December 1802 at Llangower, aged eighty-eight.


Published date: 1959

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