Lewys ap Rhys ab Owain

Lewys ap Rhys ab Owain (aks Lewis Dwnn) 1568-1616, trained under two bardic poets, however he is better known for his scholarship of the period preserving genealogical tracts. These are now preserved in two manuscripts; Peniarth 268 in the National library of Wales and Egerton 2585 held in the British Library. Lewys ap Rhys other work in the 'Heraldic Visitations' which saw the light of day through the efforts of the Welsh Manuscript society in 1846. However his poetic knowledge became passed down within the family line to his son James Dwnn.

Original September 15, 2003

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