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DAFYDD ap DAFYDD LLWYD (b. 1549 ), poet and member of the landed family

of Lloyd of Dolobran , near Meifod, Mont. ; son of Dafydd Llwyd ab Ieuan (on whom see the article Lloyd of Dolobran ) and his wife Eva ; husband to Alice , daughter of Dafydd Llwyd of Llanarmon Mynydd Mawr . A number of his poems, in the strict metres, remain in manuscripts. They include some to Gilbert Humphrey of Cefn Digoll, Mont. ( 1596 ), Hywel and Siôn Fychan of [Llanfair] Caereinion ( 1599 ), Siôn Huws of Maes y Pandy , near Tal-y-llyn , and Doctor [ David ] Powel , bardic controversies ( ymrysonau ) between himself and Roger Cyffin , and, also, with Lewys Dwnn , and religious and moral poems. Bedo Hafesp composed an elegy on him ( Bodewryd MS. 1 (289) ). N.L.W. MS. 5270 (327) contains an englyn presumably by his son John .


  • Llanstephan MSS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 133 (640), 155 (98), 167 (30, 140);
  • Peniarth Manuscripts at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth) 87 (69), 151 (79b);
  • NLW MSS 836 (39), 5270 (87), 8330 (478);
  • Additional Manuscript in the British Museum 14874 (13);
  • Cardiff Manuscript 84 (133, 1229);
  • Mostyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth) 130 (191);
  • Collections Historical and Archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire , iv, 258, ix, 333;
  • Burke's Landed Gentry ;
  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol (1875) ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen (1852) ;
  • Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru , i, 92.
  • The dates given in Cymru, Enwogion Cymru and Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru are too early.


Ray Looker, (Mrs Ray Morgan), Cardiff / Rhymni

Published date: 1959