RAFF ap ROBERT (fl. 1550 of Cilgwyn, Bachymbyd, Denbs., ‘a free holder of Dyffryn Clwyd’ and a non-professional poet

Name: Raff Ap Robert
Child: Edwart ap Raff
Gender: Male
Occupation: ‘a free holder of Dyffryn Clwyd’ and a non-professional poet
Home: Cilgwyn
Place: Bachymbyd, Denbs.
Area of activity: Land Ownership; Poetry
Author: Rhiannon Francis Roberts

(Jes. Coll. MS. 18) (R.W.M. II, 88). His pedigree is given in Pen. MS. 134 (142-3). As he composed an elegy on the death of Tudur Aled (c. 1526), and as another of his cywyddau is dated 1582 in one manuscript, it would appear that he lived to an advanced age; this is borne out in the elegy upon him by Siôn Tudur (Llanst. MS. 166 (89)). His work includes satirical englynion to Gruffudd Hiraethog and englynion in interchanges with Robin Clidro and Wiliam Llŷn. Edwart ap Raff was his son.

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Published date: 1959

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