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Families covered: Lords of Bromfield, Lords of Dinas Bran, Lords of Glyndwrdwy, Lords of Mowddwy, Lords of Sutton, Princes of Powys
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Maredud / Meredith ap Bleddyn, Prince of Powys (d 1132)
BE1883 starts with Meredith ap Bleddyn, identifying him as "Sixth in descent from Mervyn ap Rhodri Mawr". That connection came through his father's mother.
m1. Hunydd (dau of Eunydd ap Gwernwy, Lord of Dyffryn Clwyd)
1. Madog, Prince of Powys (d 1158/60)
(1) The following is mostly supported by Griffith's Pedigrees (Broom Hall (p331) & Glyndyfrdwy (p282)). In general, we follow Griffith but add information from BE1883 where that does not contradict.
(2) BE1883 reports only 1 wife for Madog, Princess Susannah. Griffith shows that he had previously married the following Eva.
(3) BE1883 reports that Madog was father by Susannah "with other issue, of two sons" and then reports Griffith & Owen Vychan and then also mentions Ellis (3rd son) & Owen.Brogyntyn.
  m1. Eva (dau of Madog ap Urien ap Eginir ap Les ap Idnerth Benfras. of Maesbrook)
  A. Einion Efell / Ellis of Chirk (d 1196 / a 1202) = Einion Evell (Eignion Euell), lord of Cynlleth (a 1182)
  BE1883 reports that Ellis was living in 1202 "is supposed to have dsp" but Griffith & other sources show that he died in 1196 having married & had descendants as shown on the continuation.
  m. Arthen or Arddyn (dau of Mochrant or Madoc Vichan ap Madoc ap Urian ap Eignon ap Rees ap Jerworth benvras)
  B. Eva probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Tegwared Vychan ap Tegwared y Bais Wen
m2. Susanna of Gwynedd (dau of Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd)
  C. Gruffydd Maelor, Prince of Powys, Lord of Maelor aka Bromfield (d 1191/96)
  m. Angharad of Gwynedd (dau of Owain, Prince of Gwynedd)
  i. Madog, Prince of Powys, Lord of Bromfield (d 1236)
  BE1883 jumps from Madoc to Griffith Vychan, shown below as married to Eleanor, dau of Thomas, Lord of South Wales. The intervening generations come from Grittih.
  m. Ysola or Gwyladys (dau of Ithel, King of Gwent, sister of Rhiwallon Llwyd)
  a. Grufydd, Lord of Dinas Bran, Prince of Powys, 'of Bromfield' (d 1270)
  m. Emma Audley (dau (sb sister?) of James, Lord Audley) shown by Griffith (p282) as dau of James
(1) Madog Vychan, Lord of Dinas Bran (d 1277)
  m. Margaret
  (A)+ issue (d 1281) - Llweleyn, Griffith
  (2) Gruffydd Vychan, Lord of Glyndwrdwy & Dinas Bran
  m. Margaret (dau of Gruffydd ap Cadwgan ap Meilir Eyton, lord of Eyton)
  (A) Madog Crupl, 'Gloff' (d 1324)
  m. Margaret (dau of Rhys Vychan ap Rhys Mitchel)
  (i) Madog Vychan (d 1351) shown by Griffith (p282) as d 11.11.1306
  m. Gwenllian (dau of Ithel Vychan ap Ithel Gam ap Meredydd ap Uchtryd ap Edwin, lord of mostyn)
(a) Cynrwrig of Llyn (d 1379)
  ((1)) Cynwrig Vychan (d 1470)
  m. Margaret (dau of Rhys ap Jenkin)
  ((A)) Llewelyn (d 1446)
  m. Margaret Vychan (sister of Hugh Trygarn)
  ((i)) Meyrick of Eifionydd (d 1480)
(b) Grufydd Fychan, Lord of Glyndwrdwy
  m. (1304) Elizabeth Strange (dau of Lord of Strange of Knockin)
  ((1)) Grufydd Fychan, Lord of Glyndwrdwy
  m. Eleanor (dau/coheir of Thomas, Lord of South Wales)
  ((A)) Owen Glyndwr or Glendower, Lord of Glyndwrdwy, 'Prince of Wales' (b 1359, d 21.09.1415)§G
  m. Margaret Hanmer (dau of Sir David Hanmer)
  ((i)) Alice
  m. Sir John Scudamore of Kentchurch
  ((ii)) Jane
  m. (sp) Henry Grey, Lord of Ruthin
((iii)) Jonet
  m1. Sir John Croft of Croft Castle (a 1403)
  m2. Sir John Upton
  ((iv)) Myfanwy
  m. Llewelyn ap Adda ap Dafydd, of Camhelig, ap Ieuan ap Awr Trevor
((v)) Margaret
  m. Philip Price of Llanarmon OR Sir Richard Monnington of Monnington
  ((vi)) Catrin possibly of this generation
  m. Sir Edmund Mortimer
  ((vii))+ other issue (d unm) - Gruffud, Madog, Meredydd, Evan, Thomas, John, David
  ((B)) Tudyr, Lord of Glyndwrdwy (d 15.03.1405)
  m. Maud (dau of Ieuan (ap Adda) ap Howel ap Ieuan ap Adda ap Awr Trevor, of Nanheudwy)
  ((i)) Lowry, heiress of Glyndwrdwy
  m1. Robert ap Robin ap Gruffydd Goch, lord of Rhos
  m2. Grffith ap Einion of Corsygedol
((C)) Isabel (Elizabeth) or Lowry of Glyndwrdwy
  m. Adda ap Iorweth Dda of Pengwern
  ((D)) Lowri of Glyndwrdwy
  m. Robert Puleston of Emral
  ((2)) Isabel
  m. Grono ap Gruffydd ap Madog ap Iorwerth ap Madog ap Rhirid Flaidd, lord of Penllyn
  (c) Jonet
  m. John Croft of Croft Castle
  (ii) Margaret
  m. Gruffydd, lord of Rug (son of Owen ap Bleddyn ap Owen Brogyntyn)
  (3) Angharad (a 06.1308) probably of this generation
  m1. William le Botiler of Wemme (d 1283)
  m2. (1285) Robert de Neville
(4) Margaret probably of this generation
  m. Sir John Arderns (b 1266, d 1308)
  (5)+ other issue - Llewelyn of Chirk, Owen of Cynlaeth & Bangor (dsp, priest, Meredydd)
  b. Meredydd. lord of Ruabon
  m. Catherine (dau of Gruffydd ap Llewelyn ap Iorwerth Drwyndwn, Princess?)
  c.+ other issue - Howel, Madog
  ii. Gwenllian fechan/vychan
  m. Iddon of Tref Dudlystan
  iii.+ other issue - Meredydd, Roderick, Owen, Christian, Catherine
  D. Owain Vychan, Lord of Mechain-Yacoed (d 1186)
  m. Eleanor (dau of Maelgwyn Vychan)
  i. Llweleyn (d by 05.1241)
  a. Llweleyn Vychan
(1)+ issue - Meredith of Mechain (a 1258), Lleweleyn
  ii. Owen Vychan (a 1245)
  a. Angharad
  m. Griffith ap Jorwerth Voel
  E. Owen Brogyntyn, Lord of Edeirnion, etc
  m1. (sp) Jonet (dau of Howel ap Madog ap Idnerth ap Cadwgan ap Elystan Glodruss)
m2. Marredd (Margaret) (dau of Einion ap Syssyllt, Lord of the Canterf of Merioneth)
  i. Griffith, Lord of Half Edeirnion (a 1200) had issue
  ii. Bleddyn of Maesmor, Lord of Dinmael & Rug (a 1218)
  m. Margaret (dau of Gwyn ap Gruffydd)
  iii. Jorwerth, Lord of Half Edeirnion
  m. Efa (dau of Madoc Goch, Lord of Mowddwy) see @@ below
  F. Gwenlian of Powys probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Rhys, Lord of South Wales (d 04.05.1196)
G. Margaret (Marared) of Powys probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. Iorwerth Drwyndwn ('broken nose') (d c1174)
  H.+ other issue - Cywnrig, Einion mentioned by Griffith (p331) which shows only 1 Owen
2. Gruffydd, Lord of Mowddwy (dvp 1128)
  (1) The following is part supported by Griffith's Pedigrees (Lords of Powys & Mawddwy, p295).
(2) There are a number of situations where our main sources contradict each other as to the wives/mothers. Our reasons for preferring one source over another are sometimes somewhat arbitrtary but in each case the decision was taken after considering what some other sources suggest. We cannot be sure that we have always made the right choice so in due course we may amend what we show as & when we come across other sources.
  m. Gwerfyl (dau of Gwrgenas ap Howel of Caer-a-Chydewin)
  A. Owain Cyfeilioc, Prince of Higher Powys (d 1197)
  m. Gwenllian of Gwynedd (dau of Owain, Prince of Gwynedd)
  i. Gwenwynwyn, Prince of Powys-Cyfeiliog (d by 1218)
BE1883 suggests that Gwenwynwyn married Margaret, dau of Robert Corbet, lord of Caus, but Griffith identifies his wife as ...
  m. Margaret (dau of Rhys, Prince of South Wales)
  a. Griffith, Prince of Powys-Wenwynwyn (a 1274)
  BE1883 suggests that Gwenwynwyn married Hawys le Strange but Griffith identifies his wife as ...
  m. Gwenllian (dau of Sir Howel y Pedolau ap Gruffydd ap Iorwerth ap Meredydd ap Mathusalem ap Hwfa ap Cynddelw, lord of Llifon)
  (1) Owen de la Pole, Prince of Powys-Wenwynwyn (d c1293)
  Griffith identifies Owen's wife as Hawys, dau of Philip Corbet of Course (Caus). However, BE1883, supported by TCP (Cherleton or Charleton (of Powis)) when referring to the mother of Hawys Gadam, identifies her as ...
  m. Johanna Corbet (dau of Sir Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet)
  (A) Griffith de la Pole, Prince of Powys-Wenwynwyn (dsp young)
(B) Hawys Gadarn '(the hardy') (b 1291, d before 1353)
  m. John de Cherlton, 1st Lord Cherlton of Powys (b 1268, d 1353)
  (2) Llewelyn of Mochnant Ucha, etc
  m. Margaret (dau of Meredith Goch, Lord of Mochnant)
  (A) Efa
  m. Madoc ap David, Lord of Hendwr
  (i) David, Lord of Hendwr
(ii) Gwerfyl
  m. Grong / Gruno / Goronwy (d 1331)
  (3) William (Gwilim) 'Wilcox' de la Pole, Lord of Mowddwy (d 1315, 4th son)
m. Helen (dau of Thomas ap Llewelyn, Lord of Yscoed, sister/coheir of Owain, Lord of Half Yscoed)
  (A) Griffith, Lord of Mowddwy, Sheriff of Merionethshire
  (B) John de la Pole of Mowddwy (d 03.11.1403)
  Griffith identifies John's wife as Jane, dau of Sir Thomas Corbet of Course. However, BE1883, supported by BP1934 (Leighton), identifies her as ...
  m. Catherine Corbet (dau of Sir Foulk Corbet)
  (i) Foulk de la Pole of Mawddwy (dsp)
  (ii) Elizabeth de la Pole of Mawddwy
  m. Sir Hugh de Burgh or Burrough of Wattlesborough
  (C) Einion possibly of this generation
  (i) Hawys
  m. Sir John Hanmer (d c1389)
  (4) Margaret
  m. Fulke FitzWarine, 1st Lord (d 24.11.1315)
  (5)+ other issue (dsp) - John of Careinion, Griffith Vychan of Ddeuddwr etc. (a 1310), David of Careinion
  b. Madoc Goch, Lord of Mowddwy and Caereinion (a 1245)
(1) Efa (heir)
  m. Jorwerth, Lord of Half Edeirnion see @@ above
  m. Owain (ap Owain) ap Bleddyn
  B.+ other issue - Cynwrig, Rhirid Foel of Blodwel
3.+ other issue - Howel, Dyddgu mentioned by Griffith (p331)
m2. Efa (dau of Blettwrs ap Ednowain Bendew, Lord of Tegiengle (Flint))
5. Jorwerth 'Gervase Goch', lord of Mochnant-is-Rhayadr (a 1170)
  The following is part supported by Griffith's Pedigrees (Kynastons, p216).
  m. Matilda (Mawd) (dau of Sir Roger de Manly or Manley of Cheshire)
  A. Madoc, Lord of Sutton (dsp c1194)
  B. Griffin, Lord of Sutton (d c01.1221)
  m. (by 12.1196) Matilda le Strange (d 04.05.1242, dau of Guy le Strange, Sheriff of Salop)
i. Madoc, Lord of Sutton
  m. Duce or Cecilia
  a. Isabel (d c01.1302)
  m. (before 1274) Henry de Morf (d before 1302)
  (1)+ issue - William (a 1303), Henry (b c1257, a 1323)
  ii. Howel (a 1245)
  iii. Griffin or Griffith Vychan of Cae Howel (a 1231)
  m1. Agnes de Bulkeley (dau of Robert (probably not William) Bulkeley of Bulkeley)
  a. Griffith of Cae Howel & Kynaston (a 1313)
  m. Gwenllian (dau of Iorwerth ap Griffith)
  m2. Mallt (dau of Evan Goch by Mallt, dau of 3rd Earl of Arundel)
  C. Jorwerth, Lord of Main-y-Meifod had issue
  BE1883 identifies Jorwerth as ancestor of Mathews of Tref, Moris of Bryngwallie, Powys Lords Lifford, Parrys of Main-yn-Meifod, Lloyds of Sharpley, etc..
  D. Madog Goch of Mawddwy probably of this generation
  We presume that this Madog was a different person from Madoc of Sutton (above) who is shown by BE1883 as dsp c1194. This Madog is identified by Grifith's Pedigrees (Bodwrdin (p65 & Henblas (p122)) as son of Iorwerth Goch ap Meredydd ap Bleddyn ap Cynfyn Prince of Powys.
6.+ other issue - David, Jane mentioned by Griffith (p216)
Probably of this generation, but (if so) of which marriage is not known, was ...
8. Ankred
  m. Uchdryd (Outred) ap Edwin (a 1115)

Main source(s): BE1883 (Cherlton of Powys) with input, support & correction as reported above
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