WILLIAM ALAW (fl. c. 1535), poet

Name: William Alaw
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: David James Bowen

Among his few extant poems there is an elegy on the death of Llywelyn ap Ieuan ap Hywel (died 1534) of Moelyrch recorded in the manuscript of cywyddau compiled at Llywelyn's home (Peniarth MS 103: Llyfr Moelyrch (17)). He was one of the poets who wrote an elegy on the death of Rhys Llwyd ab Einion Fychan of Gydros, and Angharad his wife (NLW MS 3051D (128)). He also addressed a soliciting poem to Robert Wyn ap Morus of Abertanad (Llanstephan MS 125 , Llanstephan MS 265). According to Peniarth MS 122 , Peniarth MS 123 , he was buried at Oswestry.


Published date: 1959

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