Robert ap Rhys of Rhiwlas
(Abt 1465-Abt 1534)
Jane ferch Maredudd
(Abt 1470-)
Maredudd ap Ieuan of Gwydir
(Abt 1460-1525)
Margred ferch Moris
Cadwaladr ap Robert of Rhiwlas
(Abt 1500-1554)
Jane ferch Maredudd
(Abt 1510-)
John Wyn ap Cadwaladr of Rhiwlas
(Abt 1530-1589)


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Jane ferch Thomas

John Wyn ap Cadwaladr of Rhiwlas

  • Born: Est 1530, Rhiwlas, Llanfor, Merionethshire, Wales
  • Married:
  • Died: Nov 1589

  General Notes:

compiler's 12 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

eldest son


Offices Held

Escheator, Merion. 1564-5, j.p. from c.1573, sheriff 1576-7, 1585-6, dep. lt. 1587.


The family first became prominent through the favour shown by Henry VII towards this Member’s great-grandfather, following his support at Bosworth. Wyn’s grandfather was a chaplain to Henry VIII, and profited substantially from the dissolution of the religious house at Ysbyty Ifan. Further lands, belonging formerly to the abbey of Strata Marcella in Montgomeryshire, were acquired by Wyn’s father.

Although closely connected with three leading county families, Wyn himself is not known to have taken an active part in the political rivalries between the Salesburys, Nanneys and Owens. His social prominence, however, is clear, not only from the public offices he held in the shire, but from the respect with which he was regarded by the bards of that generation. The precise date of his death is not known, but a reference is made to his ‘late’ decease in November 1589. 1

  Marriage Information:

John married Jane ferch Thomas, daughter of Thomas ap Robert of Llwyn Dedwydd, Llangwm and Elsbeth Anwyl ferch Morgan.


1 The History of Parliament, British Political, Social & Local History, John Wyn ap Cadwaladr (d.? 1589) of Rhiwlas, Merion.

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