Gruffydd AP IESTYN


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  General Notes:

Compiler's 25 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

This generation is omitted in some pedigrees.


Griffith, the son of lestyn, of Coetty, had a son named Meyryg who excelled all his contemporaries in noble and military accomplishments, whence originated the proverb, "Meyryg's name is a great name." This Meyryg had a son named Morgan who had a daughter named Sarah, an only child and sole heiress ; and she married Sir Pain Turberville, who, consequently, obtained the Lordship of Coetty in rightful possession... 1


The last of the British race, who was Lord of Coetty, was Morgan, the son of Meyryg, the son of Griffith, the son of Iestyn, son of Gwrgan; and he had a daughter named Assar; who, in some books is called Sar, (Sarah.) This daughter married married Turberville, who was one of the thirteen knights of spoliation that came to Glamorgan in the time of seize the kingdom from that prince... This took place in the year...1089. 2

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1 See notes under Morgan's great-grandfather, Iestyn AP GWRGAN.

2 Iolo Manuscripts. A selection of ancient Welsh manuscripts, in prose and verse, from the collection made by the late Edward Williams, Iolo Morganwg, for the purpose of forming a continuation of the Myfyrian archaeology; and subsequently proposed as materials for a new History of Wales: with English translations and notes, 1848, pp. 398-399.

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