Richard Llwyd

(1752 - 1835 / King's Head, Beaumaris)

Richard Llwyd
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Richard Llwyd, also known as The Bard of Snowdon (1752 - 29 December 1835), was a Welsh author, poet and expert on Welsh heraldry and genealogy. His most notable work is the poem Beaumaris Bay, which was published in 1800.

Llwyd was born at the King's Head, Beaumaris in 1800 to John and Alice Llwyd. His father was a coast trader who died at Warrington from smallpox while Llwyd was still young. He spent nine months at Beaumaris Free School before entering the service of a local gentleman. As of 1780 Llwyd was a steward and secretary to a Mr. Griffiths of Conwy.

In his later life Llwyd became interested in Welsh books and manuscripts and became an acknowledged expert on ... more »

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