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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Prince Gruffydd Maelor & Princess Anghard ap Owen Gwynedd

 121696904. Prince Gruffydd Maelor & 121696905. Princess Anghard ap Owen Gwynedd

~1140, Gruffydd Melor born in Wales, s/o 79958922. Prince Madog ap Maredudd & 79958923. Susanna verch Gruffydd.

~1158, Anghard born in Wales, d/o 79958920. King Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd & 486788003. Christina verch Goronwy. (S) History of Wales, Caradoc of Llancarvan, 1832, Translated by Powell, P177.

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

1160, Gruffydd’s father died. The lands north of the river Rhaeadr was subdivided between Gruffydd and his brothers Owain Fychan [illegitimate] and Owain Brogyntyn [illegitimate]. Gruffydd received Maelor [Bromfield].

1163, King Henry II invaded Wales.

8/1165, King Henry II invaded Gwynedd again. Owen Cyfeilioc and Gyffydd Maelor [1st cousins] faced King Henry at Crogen [Chirk castle]. The battle was a defeat for King Henry against much smaller Welsh forces. The weather finally drove Henry’s forces back to England. (S) Royal Visits and Progresses in Wales, Parry, 1851, P95.

~1173, Gruffydd married Angard.

1176, Gruffydd Maelor, Dafydd ab Owen Gwynedd, Rhys ab Gruffydd and Cadwallawn of Maeleinydd, princes of Powys, attended the council King Henry and his son Henry, the young king, performed acts of homage, and received formal grants of their lands. (S) History of Wales, Williams, 2010, P275.

1177, An attack by Hugh, earl of Chester, who overran Maelor and surrounding territories with the help of Dafydd ab Owain. (S) British Monarchs, Ashley, 1998, P370.

1187, Guffydd added Nanheudwy and other lands on the death of his brother Owain Fychain.

1188, Gruffydd’s brother Owain Brogynton died. (S) British Kings & Queens, Ashley, 2003, P475.

9/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1191, Gruffydd, prince of Northern Powys, died; buried at Miefod, Montgomeryshire. (S) Owen Glendower, Thomas, 1822, P41.

(S) A Display of Herauldry, Davies, 1716, P19. (S) National Library of Wales.

Family notes:

·         The hereditary Arms of Owen Glendower, were those of Griffith Maelor, viz., Paly of eight ar. and gu. a lion ramp, sa., but he assumed with the claim to the title of King of Wales the arms of Llewelyn ap Griffith. (S) General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Burke, 2009, P767.

Child of Gruffydd and ?:

i. Madoc ap Griffith (60848452), born ~1175 in England.

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