IEUAN ap GRUFFUDD LEIAF (fl. latter half of 15th century), poet

Name: Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf
Child: Sion Leiaf
Parent: Gruffudd Leiaf
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

A member of a Denbighshire family, son of Gruffudd Leiaf ap Gruffudd Fychan ap Gruffudd ap Dafydd Goch, and a descendant of Owain Gwynedd (Peniarth MS 127 (19)). Some examples of his work remain in manuscript, including cywyddau and awdlau to members of the Penrhyn and Nanconwy families, vaticinatory and religious poems, a poem on Aberconwy, a satire on the Llugwy river for hindering the poet while journeying to Penrhyn, and a short bardic controversy, or ymryson, composed between Guto'r Glyn and himself. (Gwaith Guto'r Glyn, 17, and Peniarth MS 99 (624)). Poetry written by his father, his son Syr Siôn Leiaf, and also by RHOBERT LEIAF (probably his son or uncle) is also found in manuscript.


Published date: 1959

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