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CADWALADR CESAIL ( fl. 1620 ), poet .

One manuscript justifies the assumption that he lived at ‘y Gesail Gyfarch ’ in Caerns. ; he also wrote a poem on the death of Elis Wyn of that place in 1624 . Seventeen cywyddau and nine englynion by him are extant, the greater part being written in praise of, or on the death of, members of the families of Gwydir , Glynllifon , Bodwrda , etc., one being written to Huw Gwyn of Berth Ddu when he was sheriff in 1609 . Some of the englynion were written to Ifan Tew (the younger?) when he sought appointment as magistrate .

Sources:

  • Cardiff Manuscripts 19 (713, 730), 20 (295, 300), 47 (117), 83 (442);
  • Cwrtmawr Manuscript in the National Library of Wales , 25 (23);
  • Hafod MS. 3 (320);
  • Llanstephan MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 122 (63, 123, 433), 123 (433), 124 (77, 296, 301, 455, 478, 503), 125 (575, 701);
  • Mostyn MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth) 148 (735), 161 (589);
  • NLW MSS 593 (100), 666 (61), 670 (264), 672 (16).

Author:

Norma Gwyneth Hughes, Bangor / Blaenau, Llandybie

Published date: 1959