Caradog AB IESTYN
(-)
Gwladus FERCH GRUFFUDD
(-)
Morgan AP CARADOG
(-Abt 1208)
Gwenllian FERCH IFOR BACH
(-)
Morgan "Gam" AP MORGAN
(-1241)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Joan FERCH MADOG

Morgan "Gam" AP MORGAN 1 2 3

  • Born: Afan Wallia, Morgannwg, Cymru
  • Died: Feb 1240/1, Blaen Baglan, Morgannwg, Cymru

  General Notes:

Compiler's 20/22 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Lord of the Welsh barony of Avan Wallia (or Nedd-Afan) in the honour of Glamorgan, son of Morgan ap Caradog ap Iestyn, probably by Gwenllian, daughter of Ifor Bach. He succeeded his elder brother, Lleision, c. 1213, and, reverting to his father's policy of alliance with the Welsh princes, well served the interests of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth by harassing the Clare lords of Glamorgan. He m., according to the pedigrees, (1) Janet, daughter of of Elidyr Ddu, (2) Ellen, daughter of Gronw ap Einion, though one of his charters refers to a wife called Matilda. He had at least three sons of whom Morgan Fychan is the best known. A daughter, Maud, m. a Turberville of Coity. He d. in Feb. 1240-1, and was buried at Margam. 4

  Marriage Information:

Morgan married Joan FERCH MADOG. (Joan FERCH MADOG died on an unknown date.)

Sources


1 Welsh Genealogies AD 300-1400, by Peter Clement Bartrum, 8 Vols. Cardiff, 1974, microfiche edition, 1980, Iestyn 3, p.544; Gruffudd Gethin 1, p.467.

2 Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, by Thomas Nicholas, London: Longmans, Green, Reeder, 1875, II, 621.

3 A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, John Burke, London: Published for Henry Colburn, by R. Bentley, 1834-1838, IV:653.

4 Dictionary of Welsh Biography, Morgan Gam (d. 1241), by Professor Thomas Jones Pierce, M.A., F.S.A., Aberystwyth, citing A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest; G. T. Clark , Cartae et Alia Munimenta quae ad Dominium de Glamorgan pertinent, second ed., 1910 (index); and D. Rhys Phillips, The History of the Vale of Neath, Swansea, 1925, 360-1.


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