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
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 MS 12B , Cwrtmawr MS 69C , Cwrtmawr MS 128A , Cwrtmawr MS 230B , Glyn Davies 1, Plas Nantglyn 3, Brogyntyn 3, Wynnstay 7, NLW MS 593E , NLW MS 673D , NLW MS 783B , NLW MS 836D , NLW MS 1238B , NLW MS 1244D , NLW MS 1485A , NLW MS 1578B , NLW MS 2117C , NLW MS 2692B , NLW MS 4971C , NLW MS 6729B , NLW MS 10252D , NLW MS 10744B , NLW MS 12867D .


Published date: 1959

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