Idwal AP MEURIG, King of Gwynedd
Iago AB IDWAL, King of Gwynedd
Cynan AB IAGO, Prince of Gwynedd
(-Abt 1060)


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Ragnhild ÓLAFSDÓTTIR of Dublin

Cynan AB IAGO, Prince of Gwynedd

  • Married:
  • Died: Abt 1060, Ireland

  General Notes:

Compiler's 25/26/27/28/29/31 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Gerald of Wales´s Descriptio Kambriæ records the descent of the rulers of North Wales in reverse chronological order as follows: “David filius Oenei, Oeneus filius Griphini, Griphinus filius Canani, Cananus filius Iago, Iago filius Ythewal, Ythewal filius Meuric, Meuric filius Anaudrech, Anaudrech filius Mervini, Mervinus filius Roderici magni”. [The Gwentian Chronicle records that "Cynan son of Iago came with a great host of his family from Ireland with the intention of reaching Gwynedd and gaining his territory from Grufudd son of Llywelyn" in 1050 but his fleet was scattered by storms.] The 13th century History of Gruffydd ap Cynan names the father of Gruffydd ap Cynan as "Cynan son of Iago son of Idwal…". This parentage is not mentioned either in the Annales Cambriæ or the Chronicle of the Princes of Wales, and it is uncertain how accurate the History can be given its late date It should be noted that the chronology of Cynan ap Iago, and that of his supposed son Gruffydd ap Cynan, is inconsistent with Trahaiarn King of Gwynnedd, supposed great nephew of Cynan ap Iago, as indicated in the Chronicle of the Princes of Wales... His marriage, and the birth of his son reported in Dublin, indicates that he was exiled to Ireland. 1

  Marriage Information:

Cynan married Ragnhild ÓLAFSDÓTTIR of Dublin, daughter of Amlaíb MAC SITRIC, rí Gall, and Máelcorcre INGEN DÚNLAING.


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Cynan ap Iago.

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