ap Maredudd, Rhys

Birth Name ap Maredudd, Rhys
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 963     1a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father ap Owain, Maredydd938999
         ap Maredudd, Rhys 963
    Brother     ap Maredudd, Cadwallon 966
    Sister     verch Maredydd, Lleucu 972
    Sister     verch Maredudd, Angharad 982

Source References

  1. RCKarnes: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=arciek&id=I09902 Carrie's Family Tree
      • Source text:

        ID: I09902
        Name: *Maredydd Ap OWAIN
        Sex: M
        Birth: ABT 938 in Dynevor Castle, Carmarthshire, Wales
        Death: 999 1
        Death: 998 2
        Occupation: BET 986 AND 999 King of Gwynedd 3
        Occupation: BET 988 AND 999 King of Deheubarth 1
        MEREDITH AP OWEN who succeeded Cadwallon ap Jevaf as Prince of North Wales 986 and his father as Prince of South Wales and Powis 987; lost North Wales to Edwal ap Meyric 992 and died 1003.
        (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 182)

        Maredudd ap Owain (died 999) was a Prince of Gwynedd and of Deheubarth.
        Maredydd was the grandson of Hywel Dda. His father, Owain ap Hywel Dda, was king of Deheubarth. As Owain grew too old to lead in battle his son Maredydd took his place, and in 986 captured Gwynedd from Cadwallon ab Ieuaf. On Owain's death in 988 Maredydd also became ruler of Deheubarth. He may have controlled all Wales apart from Gwent and Morgannwg.
        He is recorded as raiding Mercian settlements on the borders of Radnor and as paying a ransom of one penny a head to rescue some of his subjects who had been taken captive in Viking raids. Danish raids were a constant problem during Maredudd's reign. In 987 Godfrey Haroldson raided Anglesey, killing one thousand and carrying away two thousand as captives. Maredudd died in 999 and was described by the annalists as "the most famous king of the Britons". Following his death, the throne of Gwynedd was recovered for the line of Idwal Foel by Cynan ap Hywel.


        Father: *Owain Ap HYWEL b: ABT 913 in Dynevor, Llandyfeisant, Carmarthenshire, Wales
        Mother: *Angharad Verch LLEWELYN b: ABT 918 in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales

        Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
        Rhys Ap MAREDUDD b: ABT 963
        Cadwallon Ap MAREDUDD b: ABT 966
        Lleucu Verch MAREDYDD b: ABT 972
        *Angharad Verch MAREDYDD b: ABT 982 in Deheubarth, Wales

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