THOMAS PENLLYN (died 1623), poet

Name: Thomas Penllyn
Date of death: 1623
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths

He was a descendant of Tudur Penllyn. He is described in Cwrtmawr MS. 11 as ‘the poet of the distinguished house of Rhiwedog,’ Mer. Poems attributed to him are found in Cwrtmawr MS. 243; Llanst. MSS. 35, 124, 133; Mostyn MS. 165; N.L.W. MSS. 16, 278, 567, 5269, 6494-6, 7012; Pen. MS. 87; and Cardiff MS. 20. He composed a number of cywyddau to members of the Salusbury family of Lleweni and to Dr. John Davies, Mallwyd. Elegies on his death by Richard Phillip and Gruffydd Hafren are found in N.L.W. MS. 719 and Cwrtmawr MS. 11.


Published date: 1959

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