HUW ap RHISIART ap DAFYDD (fl. second half of 16th century), of Cefn Llanfair, Llŷn, Caerns., bard

Name: Huw Ap Rhisiart Ap Dafydd
Child: Richard Hughes
Parent: Rhisiart ap Dafydd
Gender: Male
Occupation: bard
Home: Cefn Llanfair
Place: Llŷn, Caerns.
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

father of the more famous bard Richard Hughes (died 1618). In N.L.W. MS. 16 (239) are six englynion composed by the bard when he was imprisoned in London (with other men from Llŷn) in the time of trouble with the earl of Leicester over Forest of Snowdon lands, whilst in N.L.W. Glyn Davies MS. 2 (15) and Mostyn MS. 145 (203) is an elegy on John Smith, Caernarvon. Other examples (or copies) of his poems are in N.L.W. MS. 5272 (102); Mostyn MSS. 131 (50), 144 (466), 145 (641, 644, 738); Cardiff MS. 8 (255); Cwrtmawr MSS. 14 (69), 114 (277); Wynnstay MS. 6 (143); Brogyntyn MS. 4 (59, 63), etc. He must not be confused with Huw Lleyn.


Published date: 1959

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