Thomas Leyson

Thomas Leyson was a Welsh poet and physician in the 16th century.[1]

Born in Neath, Glamorgan, Leyson studied at Oxford University. He settled to medical practice in Bath, where he died.

Leyson wrote a Latin poem celebrating St Donat's Castle, which was translated into English by his friend John David Rhys.[2]



  1. Robert Bell (1839). Lives of the most eminent literary scientific men of Great Britain: English Poets. Longman. pp. 118–9. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  2. Thomas Rees (1815). The beauties of England and Wales ... South Wales, Vol. XVIII. Verner & Hood. p. 938. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
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