Born in 1575, son and heir of Sieffrai ab Ieuan Llwyd, Dyffryn Ereithlyn, Eglwys-bach, Denbighshire, of the Lloyd family of Hafod Unnos. On 12 July 1591, at Llandrillo church, Meironnydd, when he was 16 years old and she only 11, he married Margred, daughter and sole heiress of Morus ap Siôn ab Elis of Palau. They had ten daughters and two sons, some born at Palau and others at Dyffryn. The eldest son, Sieffrai Llwyd (1607 - 1626), was murdered at Dôl-y-cletwr, Rhiwedog, and the inheritance descended through the second son, Morus (born 1619). Ieuan Llwyd Sieffrai, antiquary, genealogist and poet, was one of the literary gentry. He died 8 July 1639, and was buried in Llandderfel cemetery.
A number of his poems are preserved in manuscript, and these include elegies to captain John Salusbury of Rhûg (see the article on that family), which asserts a close relationship between himself and the poet, englynion of praise to Pirs Griffith of Penrhyn, others welcoming Richard Hughes to Penllyn, a cywydd of thanks to Robert Vaughan of Llwydiarth (see article on that family) for welcoming the poet to his home, another begging a sword from Maredudd ap Huw Lewys for Foulkes Holland, and a few poems in free metre.
Published date: 1959
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