ap Iago, Cadfan 1a

Birth Name ap Iago, Cadfan
Gender male
Age at Death 45 years

Narrative

The son of King Iago, he likely assumed the crown of Gwynedd around 615, shortly after the Battle of Caer-Legion (also known as Chester), during which the forces of Gwynedd were defeated by Æthelfrith of Bernicia. Despite Æthelfrith's military victories, Cadfan continued to provide haven for Edwin of Northumbria, whom Æthelfrith regarded as a major threat.

Cadfan was generally considered to have been a wise and just ruler, noted for his ability to maintain the rule of law and peace during an increasingly hostile period in British history. His memorial stone at Llangadwaladr Church in Anglesey refers to him as "Catamanus rex sapientisimus opinatisimus omnium regum" (="King Cadfan the wisest and most renowned of all kings"). He was succeeded by his son Cadwallon.

He was one of the last of the legendary kings of the Britons as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

CADWAN was made Governor of the territory theretofore ruled by the Kings of the Britons and maintained honor and peace for, although a war with the Northumbrian Saxons was intended, yet by the mediation of friends a peace was concluded; died 635; married Acea, the divorced queen of Ethelred, King of Northumberland.
(Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 180)

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 580 Wales   2
Death 625     2

Age: 45y

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father ap Beli, Iago560616
Mother
         ap Iago, Cadfan 580 625

Families

Family of ap Iago, Cadfan and verch Cynan, Tandreg

Unknown Partner verch Cynan, Tandreg ( * 569 + ... )
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
ap Cadfan, Cadwallon591633

Source References

  1. RCKarnes: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=arciek&id=I09913 Carrie's Family Tree
      • Source text:

        ID: I09913
        Name: *Cadfan Ap IAGO
        Sex: M
        Birth: ABT 580 in Wales 1
        Death: 625 2
        Occupation: BET 615 AND 625 King of Gwynedd
        Burial: Llangadwaladr Church, Anglesey, Wales 2
        Note:
        The son of King Iago, he likely assumed the crown of Gwynedd around 615, shortly after the Battle of Caer-Legion (also known as Chester), during which the forces of Gwynedd were defeated by Æthelfrith of Bernicia. Despite Æthelfrith's military victories, Cadfan continued to provide haven for Edwin of Northumbria, whom Æthelfrith regarded as a major threat.

        Cadfan was generally considered to have been a wise and just ruler, noted for his ability to maintain the rule of law and peace during an increasingly hostile period in British history. His memorial stone at Llangadwaladr Church in Anglesey refers to him as "Catamanus rex sapientisimus opinatisimus omnium regum" (="King Cadfan the wisest and most renowned of all kings"). He was succeeded by his son Cadwallon.

        He was one of the last of the legendary kings of the Britons as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
        (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

        CADWAN was made Governor of the territory theretofore ruled by the Kings of the Britons and maintained honor and peace for, although a war with the Northumbrian Saxons was intended, yet by the mediation of friends a peace was concluded; died 635; married Acea, the divorced queen of Ethelred, King of Northumberland.
        (Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 180)

         

        Father: *Iago Ap BELI b: ABT 560 in Wales

        Marriage 1 *Tandreg "Ddu" Verch CYNAN b: ABT 569 in Powys, Wales
        Children
        *Cadwallon Ap CADFAN b: ABT 591 in Wales

        Sources:
        Title: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        Title: 1Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      • Citation:

        arciek@juno.com

  2. RCKarnes: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=arciek&id=I10350&style=TABLE Carrie's Family Tree