IEUAN LLAFAR (fl. c. 1594-1610), poet

Name: Ieuan Llafar
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

A native apparently of Glyn Ceiriog, Denbighshire. Nothing is known about him, but a number of cywyddau and englynion composed by him, c. 1594 to 1610, have survived. He wrote poems to various contemporary North Wales gentry, including Owain Holant of Plas Berw, Anglesey, Hwmffrai ap Huw of Gwerclys, Rhobert Wyn of Foelas, Edwart ap Dafydd of Rhiwlas, Edwart ap Morus of Llansilin, Owain Bruwtwn (Brereton) of Bwras (Borras), Huw Morus ap Ieuan of Cefn Hir and Siôn Eutun of Coed Llai (Leeswood). The following manuscripts contain examples of his poetry: B.M. Add. MS. 14879; Brogyntyn MS. 3; Cardiff MS. 12; Cwrtmawr MS 21B , Cwrtmawr MS 127B , Cwrtmawr MS 207B ; Jesus Coll. MS. 15; NLW MS 278B ; Peniarth MS 72 , Peniarth MS 81 , Peniarth MS 84 , Peniarth MS 87 , Peniarth MS 93 .


Published date: 1959

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