Gruffydd AP CYNAN, King of Gwynedd

Male - 1137


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  • Name Gruffydd AP CYNAN, King of Gwynedd 
    Suffix King of Gwynedd 
    Born Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1137 
    Notes 
    • “GRUFFYDD ap Cynan (Dublin 10---1137). He returned to Wales from Dublin in the mid-1070s. He established himself in 1081 as GRUFFYDD King of Gwynedd with initial help from Robert de Grandmesnil, castellan of Rhuddlan. He turned against the Normans and was imprisoned at Chester 1081-1083. The Annales Cambriæ record the death in 1137 of "Grifinus filius Conani". m ([1095]) ANGHARAD of Deheubarth, daughter of OWAIN ap Edwin of Deheubarth (-1162). Gruffydd & his wife had eight children:
      i) CADWALLON (-1132). The Annales Cambriæ record that "Catwalaun filius Grifini" was killed in 1132 by "consobrino suo Cadugaun filio Goronou".
      ii) OWAIN ([1100]-1170). He succeeded his father in 1137 as OWAIN King of Gwynedd. He changed his title from King to Prince [1152].
      iii) CADWALADR (-1172). m ALICE de Clare, daughter of RICHARD FitzGilbert de Clare Earl of Hertford & his wife Agnes [Adelisa] of Chester. Cadwaladr & his wife had one child:
      (a) CALFAN .
      iv) GWENLLIAN (-1136). m (after 1116) GRUFFYDD ap Rhys Prince of Dyfed, son of RHYS ap Tewdr King of Deheubarth & his wife Gwladus --- ([1090]-1137).
      v) MARARED .
      vi) RANNILL .
      vii) SUSANN . m MADOG ap Maredudd Prince of Powys, son of MAREDUDD ap Bleddyn Prince of Powys & his first wife Hunydd --- (-1160).
      viii) ANNEST .
      Gruffydd had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:
      ix) GWENLLIAN ([1080]-). m (1098) CADWGAN ap Bleddyn Prince of Powys, son of BLEDDYN ap Cynfyn Prince of Powys & his first wife --- (-1111).”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I13467  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Cynan AP IAGO,   d. 1060 
    Mother Ragnhild, of Dublin 
    Family ID F4626  Group Sheet

    Family Angharad, of Deheubarth 
    Children 
     1. Cadwallon,   d. 1132
    +2. Owain AP GRUFFYDD, King of Gwynedd
     3. Cadwaladr,   d. 1172
     4. Gwenllian,   d. 1172
     5. Marared
     6. Rannill
    +7. Susann, of Gwynedd
     8. Annest
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F4625  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees..