According to Camb. Biog., and Enwogion Cymru: a Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , he flourished 1540-70. The statement in Enwogion Cymru: a Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen 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; Llanstephan 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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