Ynyr Hen AP MEURIG, Lord of Nannau
(Est 1250-)
Gruffudd AP GWEN
Ynyr Fychan AB YNYR, Lord of Nannau
(Est 1280-Aft 1323)
Meurig Fychan AB YNYR FYCHAN, Lord of Nannau
(Est 1305-Abt 1347)


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Meurig Fychan AB YNYR FYCHAN, Lord of Nannau 1

  • Born: Est 1305, Nannau, Llanfachreth, Merioneth, Wales
  • Married:
  • Died: Abt 1347

  General Notes:

compiler's 20 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

Living 21 Edw. III. [1347/8]


Meurig Fychan ab Ynyr Fychan was a man of great importance during the early fourteenth century. His effigy, dated c.1345, survives in the church of St Mary’s in Dolgellau. His eldest son, Hywel ap Meurig Fychan, held some minor positions locally in 1391/2 and in 1395/6. His home may have been Cae Gwrgenau near Nannau, but Richards... argues that both he and his brother, Meurig Llwyd (who inherited Nannau), lived at Cefn-yr-ywen Uchaf and Cefn-yr-ywen Isaf. Like his ancestors, Meurig held the office of bailiff in the commote of Tal-y-bont in 1391/2 and shared the responsibility for the havotry of Tal-y-bont with his brother, Hywel. In 1399/1400 he shared the responsibility for the havotry of Meirionnydd and is named as forester of the commote of Tal-y-bont... Both Hywel and Meurig were generous patrons. Their uncle, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen, composed a poem of praise for them both... and Gruffudd Llwyd composed both a praise poem and an elegy for Meurig Llwyd. 2


His tomb, on which is the following inscription, is still to be seen in Dolgelli Church:— "HIC IACET MEURIG FILIUS YNYR VACHAN." 1

  Marriage Information:

Meurig married Angharad FERCH GRUFFUDD, daughter of Gruffudd AB OWAIN and Elen INGRAM.


1 The History of The Princes, The Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog and the ancient lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd, by J. Y. W. Lloyd, of Clochfaen, Esq., M.A., K.S.G., London, 1885, Vol. V, Nannau of Nannau, p. 56.

2 Guto's Wales: The life of a poet in fifteenth-century Wales. Meurig Fychan ap Hywel Selau.

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