IEUAN FYCHAN ap IEUAN ab ADDA (died c. 1458), poet

Name: Ieuan Fychan ap Ieuan ab Adda
Date of death: c. 1458
Spouse: Angharad wraig Ieuan Fychan
Child: Howel ap Ieuan
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

An ancestor of the family associated with Mostyn Hall, Flintshire. Ieuan Fychan lived at Pengwern, Denbighshire, before he married Angharad, heiress of Mostyn. Lord Mostyn and T. A. Glenn, in their History of the Family of Mostyn of Mostyn (London, 1925), give some details about the career of Ieuan Fychan; e.g. he was an esquire in the retinue of Thomas Fitz Alan, earl of Arundel and lord of Chirk (with Nanheudwy), and he also fought in France. He was succeeded at Mostyn c. 1457 or 1458 by his son Howel ap Ieuan, father of Richard ap Howel. Ieuan Fychan was a contemporary of the bards Guto'r Glyn and Maredudd ap Rhys, with the latter of whom he had a bardic controversy. For translations of some poems written by or to him see the History mentioned above.


Published date: 1959

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