ROWLAND, ELLIS (c. 1650 - c. 1730), ‘Ellis Rowland o Harlech’, bard

Name: Ellis Rowland
Date of birth: c. 1650
Date of death: c. 1730
Gender: Male
Occupation: bard
Place: Harlech
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

Little of his history is known. He wrote poems to some persons connected with Ardudwy, Meironnydd, e.g. a cywydd of farewell to Humphrey Humphreys, bishop of Bangor, after he had become (1689) bishop of Hereford, an elegy on Edward Lloyd, Cwmbychan, 172(8), an elegy on Samuel Poole, Tyddynyfelin, near Talsarnau, and a cywydd welcoming lady Owen to Glyncywarch, also near Talsarnau. He also wrote englynion and poems in free metre — cerddi and carolau plygain. Examples of his work are found in Cardiff MSS. 47, 48, and 64, and in the following MSS. in N.L.W. — Cwrtmawr 12, 69, 128, 230, Glyn Davies 1, Plas Nantglyn 3, Brogyntyn 3, Wynnstay 7, N.L.W. 593, 673, 783, 836, 1238, 1244, 1485, 1578, 2117, 2692, 4971, 6729, 10252, 10744, 12867.

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Published date: 1959

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