OWAIN, ‘Syr’ DAFYDD (DAVID),otherwise Dafydd ap Owain, cleric and poet

Name: Dafydd Owain
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and poet
Area of activity: Poetry; Religion
Author: Benjamin George Owens

According to Camb. Biog., and Em. W., he flourished 1540-70. The statement in Em. W. that he hailed from Maenan, Caernarfonshire, suggests that he may be identified with Dafydd ab Owen, rector of Nannerch and Llanddoged, and vicar of Eglwysfach, 1537 (J. E. Griffith, Pedigrees, 196). A few cywyddau by him are preserved in Pen. MSS. 86, 112; Jesus College MSS. 137-8; Cardiff MSS. 12, 64, 84; Llanst. MS. 156; Cwrtmawr MS. 5; B.M. Add. MSS. 14873-4, 14966, 14969, 15000, and N.L.W. MSS. 670, 834, 1560, 2602-3, 2692, 5269, 5283, 5474 (Aberdare 1), 6434, 6471, 6681, 8330. Some of his cywyddau have been attributed to Gruffudd ap Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan and Siôn Tudur.


Published date: 1959

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