Monday, February 6, 2012

G26: 39979460 Iorwerth Drwyndwn ap Owain

39979460. Iorwerth Drwyndwn ap Owain Gwynedd & 39979461. Marared ferch Madog

~1130, Iorwerth born in Wales at Aberffraw Castle, Aberffraw, Isle of Anglesey, eldest s/o 79958920. Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd & 79958921. Gwladys verch Llywarch.

Owain 1st married Angharad, d/o Uchdryd, bishop of Llandaff. (S) The Acts of Welsh Rulers, Pryce, 2005, P35.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

~1150, Marared born in Wales, d/o 79958922. Madog ap Maredudd, Prince of Powys & 79958923. Susanna verch Gruffydd.

Iowerth ab Owain and his brother Morgan issued joint charters in southeast Wales using a joint seal.

1158, Iowerth ab Owain appointed to govern Uch Coed in north Wales by his father [after the death of his brother Morgan ab Owain]. His castle of Caerlleon was well located against a Norman expedition up the Usk valley.

1160, Marared’s father died.

11/23/1170, Iorwerth’s father died. Iorwerth the “flat nosed” [Drwyndwn], on the death of his father was “set aside” as successor, because of his disfigurement, for his younger brother Davyadd.

1171, King Henry II captured Caerleon from Iorwerth ab Owain. (S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, V152, 2005, P40.

4/1172, King Henry on his return from Ireland, landing in south Wales, sent a safe-conduct writ to Iorwerth and his two sons Owain and Hywel. (S) South Wales Coast from Chepstow to Aberystwyth, 1911, P35.

1172, Owain [by the 1st marriage], s/o Iorwerth ap Owain killed by William, earl of Gloucester, near Cardiff while under safe conduct on his way to peace talks with Henry II at Usk.

1173, Iorwerth ap Owain, retaking Caerleon, with his son Hywel [by the 1st marriage], subdued the whole land of Gwent Is-Coed except the castles, taking hostages from the chief men of the land.

1175, Those in opposition with Henry II  accompanied Lord Rhys to Gloucester for a conference with the king … they were … Iorwerth ab Owain of Caerleon … (S) The English in the 12th Century, Gillingham, 2000, P61.

1176, Iorwerth fled from his brother Dafydd, but returned on a promise of having his lands restored.

Iorwerth again had to flee from his brother and went to Pennant Mehangell.

~1179, Iorwerth [according to legend] killed in battle at Pennant Mehangell in Montgomeryshire, on a hill above Pennant Church. [Others legends say the Lord of Lenllyn was killed at this site.]

(S) The Age of Owain Gwynedd, Barbier, 1908.

Family notes:

·         Seisyll’s last known poem was his elegy in memory of Iorwerth ab Owain.

Children of Iorwerth and Marared:

i. Llywelyn-Fawr ap Iorwerth (19989730), born 1173 in Wales.

ii. Adda ap Iorwerth, born ? in Wales.

iii. Dafydd ap Iorwerth, born ? in Wales.