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Iaco ab Dewi [James Davies] (1647/8–1722), copyist and translator, was born in Llandysul, Cardiganshire. There is no record of his birth or baptism and nothing is known of his family antecedents, but he appears to have lived to early adulthood in Carmarthenshire. Under the influence of ...

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Robinson, Richard (1544/5–1603), scribe and translator, gave his age in 1603 as 'aetatis mea 58'; no other information about his date or place of birth, parents, or background has been found, and most of the details known about his life are autobiographical in origin. ...

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Shirley, John (c. 1366–1456), author, translator, and scribe, is recorded in the early years of the fifteenth century in the service of Richard Beauchamp (d. 1439), who became earl of Warwick in 1401. In 1403 Shirley was in Warwick's retinue in the campaign against ...