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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Prince Madoc ap Griffith & Lueca de Brewes

 60848452. Prince Madoc ap Griffith & 60848453. Lueca de Brewes

~1175, Madoc born in Wales, s/o 121696904. Gruffydd Maelor 121696905. Anghard ap Owen Gwynedd.

1181, Leuca born in Bramber, Sussex, England, d/o 189118344. William de Breuse & 189118345. Maud de St. Valery.

1191, Madog succeeded to the greater part of his father’s lands.

1197, Madog became ruler of all of his father’s lands on the death of his brother Owain [who’s lands were called Maelor Saesneg], known as Powys Fadog, the northern half of Powys [Gwenwynwyn ap Owain Cyfeiliog ruled the southern half, Powys Wenwynwyn.]

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1200, Valle Crucis abbey, in Yale and Bromfield, founded by Madoc ap Griffin Maelor of Powis. (S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1908, P346.

~1202, Madoc married Leuca.

3/23/1205, King John commanded the sheriff of Shropshire to provide one of the royal manors without Bruges, 10 marks of land, wherever best situated, which the king had given to Madoc, son of Griffin.

1207, The Sheriff of Shropshire discharges himself of £13 17s 9d given to Madoc son of Griffin, in Claverlei.

1207, Madog ap Gruffudd Maelor of norther Powys confirmed grants by earlier rulers to the Cistercian abbey of Strata Marcella. (S) Literacy in Medieval Celtic Societies, Pryce, 1998, P224.

1209, The Sheriff of Shropshire discharged 2 more years of revenues to Madoc.

10/1209, Madoc and other Welsh chiefs did homage to King John at Woodstock.

1210, Madoc still held the lands given by King John, the sheriff discharging £3 15s 9d.

1210, Madoc, lord of Bromfield, gave lands in Llangwistel to Cwnhir abbey to construct monastic buildings. (S) Historical … Ruinated Abbey of Cwmhir, Rees, 1950, P8.

1211, Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor, Prince of Fadog, alligned himself with King John who invaded Wales attacking Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.

1212, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Gwenwynwyn, and Maelgwn ap Rhys formed a confederacy to attack the English. Madog made an informal alliance with Llywelyn.

8/3/1212, King John urged the earl of Chester to protect Madoc ap Griffin against Llewellyn, who had rebelled.

8/18/1214, Madog had again allied himself with Llywelyn ap Iorwerth.

12/1215, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth captured the castles of Llanstephan, St Clear’s, Newcastle-Emlyn, Aberteifi, Cilgerran, and Kidwelly, making him prince of all Wales not ruled by the Normans. Madog participated with Llywelyn in the expedition.

5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

1216, Llewelyn ap Iorwerth formed a Welsh parliament at Aberdyfi. [The first Welsh parliament.]

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1/24/1221, Shropshire . Madoc, son and heir of Griffin of Sutton , who is dead, has performed his homage and fealty to the king. … rendering 100s. (S) FRsHIII.

1223, Madog a pledge for the observance of promises made by Llywelyn to the King of England.

8/1226, Madoc, son of Griffin, and Duce [Leuca] his wife, suing Imbert, prior of Wenlock before the king at Shrewbury.

12/26/1226, A writ-close orders the variances between William Pantulf and Madoc ap Griffith of Bromfield to be settled at Oswestry by arbitration of John fitz Alan, John le Strange, … and the sheriff of Shropshire. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V9, Eyton, 1859, P168.

9/1228, Madoc, son of Griffin, who with his wife Cecilia [Leuca] are tenants of lands in Sutton, was imprisoned by Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales.

1228, Charter of Madog, son of Gruffydd of land in Ercol. (S) Montgomeryshire Collections, Vs50-52, 1948.

1230s, Castell Dinas Bran built by Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor on the site of an earlier Iron Age fort.

1236, Madoc ap Gruffyth Maylor, lord of Bromfield and Powis Vadco, died; buried at Valle Crucis abbey. (S) Some Account of Llangollen, Simpson, 1827, P123.

1236, Leuca, age 55, died.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V3, 1856, & V9, 1859. (S) Genealogical History, Burke, 1866, P113. (S) DNB, V12, 1909, P747.

Family notes:

·         Poems in honor of Madog were written by Llywarch ab Llywelyn and Einion Wan [Neut raid am Vadoc tregi.].

·         9/6/1888, “Great interest excited yesterday in North Wales by the announcement that the tomb of Madoc ap Gryffydd-maelor, a great Welsh warrior in the 11th and 12th centuries, grandson of Owen Gwynned, Prince of Wales, had been discovered in the ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen.” (S) The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America, DeCosta, 1901, P17. [Later disputed as to being his tomb.]

Child of Madoc and ?:

i. Sir Howel ap Madoc, born ? in Wales.

1236, Griffin, son of Madoc, and Sir Howel, his brother, witnessed a charter of the Abbot of Salop. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V9, 1859, P204.

ii. Isabella ap Madoc, born ? in Wales.

Isabella married Henry de Montfort [s/o Simon de Montfort]. (S) UKNA.

1296, Henry died.

Bef. 1/28/1302, Isabella died.

iii. Griffith ap Madoc (30424226), born ~1210 in Wales.

4/24/1295, Inspeximus and confirmation of … A Charter, whereby Griffin son of Madoc confirmed all the gifts and liberties which his father Madoc son of Griffin conferred upon the abbot and convent of Vale Crucis, … (S) CChRs.

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