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

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

father of the more famous bard Richard Hughes (died 1618). In NLW MS 16B (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 NLW MS 3048D (203) is an elegy on John Smith, Caernarvon. Other examples (or copies) of his poems are in NLW MS 5272C (102); NLW MS 3039B (50), NLW MS 3047C (466), NLW MS 3048D (641, 644, 738); Cardiff MS. 8 (255); Cwrtmawr MS 14C (69), Cwrtmawr MS 114B (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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