Edwyn AP GRONWY of Tegeingl
(1020-1073)
Iwerydd FERCH CYNFYN of Powys
(Abt 1024-)
Owain AP EDWYN Chieftan inTegeingl
(Abt 1044-1105)
Angharad FERCH OWAIN of Deheubarth
(-1161)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Gruffydd AP CYNAN, King of Gwynedd

Angharad FERCH OWAIN of Deheubarth

  • Married: Abt 1095
  • Died: 1161

  General Notes:

Compiler's 24/25/26/27/28/30 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records that "Angharad daughter of Owain son of Edwin was the wife of Gruffudd son of Cynan" in 1122.

The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records that "Angharad the wife of Gruffudd son of Cynan" died in 1161. 1

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She was the wife of Gruffudd ap Cynan, was a daughter of Owain ab Edwin, a chieftain of eastern Gwynedd. She m. Gruffudd about 1095, during his early struggle for power, and survived her husband many years, dying in 1162 . Their children were Cadwallon (d. 1132 ), Owain (Gwynedd), and Cadwaladr, and five daughters, named Gwenllian, Marared ( Margaret ), Rainillt, Susanna, and Annest. Of these, Gwenllian m. Gruffydd ap Rhys, and Susanna m. Madog ap Maredudd.

Angharad is singled out for lavish praise by her husband's biographer, as a handsome blonde, gentle, eloquent, generous, discreet, good to her people and charitable to the poor. Gruffydd left her, in addition to the half of his goods as provided by Welsh law, two shares of land ( rhandir ) and the profits of the port of Abermenai. 2

  Marriage Information:

Angharad married Gruffydd AP CYNAN, King of Gwynedd, son of Cynan AB IAGO, Prince of Gwynedd, and Ragnhilda ÓLAFSDÓTTIR of Dublin, about 1095. (Gryffydd AP CYNAN was born about 1055 in Dublin, Ireland and died in 1137.)

Sources


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Angharad.

2 Dictionary of Welsh Biography, Angharad (d. 1162).


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