Ap Gruffydd, Owain Fawr King Of North Wales 1 2 3a

Birth Name Ap Gruffydd, Owain Fawr King Of North Wales
Gender male
Age at Death 70 years


The last great king of North Wales, who helped advanceWelchindependanceagainst Norman and E nglish dominance. Togetherwith his brotherCadwaladr, Owain led 3 expeditions1136-37agains t the English ofCeredigion to the south . Thebrothersravaged the region and establishedthe mselves thereupon hisfathers death in 1137. Owain took the throne ofNorthWalesHenry II wh o took the English throne in 1154 challengedOwainin1157. Both sides faired badly and an agr eement wasreachedwhereby Owainwithdrew to Rhuddlan and River Clwyd andrenderedhomage. He k ept up hisagreement until 1165, when hecombinedforces with Rhys Ap Gruffydd, hisnephew, th e Prince ofSouthWales, against Henry. Owain once againregained the CastleofBusingwerk an d Rhuddlan and pushed the border ofGwynedd totheestuary of the Dee River, He maintaned Nort hWelchindependencethoughout his lifetime but succeeding generationswereunequalto the task .

Owain Gwynedd fell into a deep melancholy when his mother diedin 1162.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1100 Aberffraw Castle, Angelesey, Wales    
Death 1170      

Age: 70y

Burial   Bangor Cathedral, Wales    
Christening 2005-09-22 00:57    

Source References

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SAINTS: Ancestral File (TM) Ancestral File (TM)
  2. Pedigree Resource File CD 57 Pedigree Resource File CD 57
  3. Joseph Townsend: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3349899&id=I7147 Montana Boatmans
      • Source text:

        # ID: I7147
        # Name: Morgan Hen Fawr OF MORGANNWG
        # Given Name: Morgan Hen Fawr
        # Surname: Of Morgannwg
        # Prefix: King/King
        # Sex: M
        # Birth: 874
        # Death: 974 1 2
        # Change Date: 6 Jul 2006 at 18:23



        Father: Owain AP HYWEL AP RHYS b: 850
        Mother: Elen VERCH RHODI b: 850

        Marriage 1 Lleucu VERCH ENFLEU

        * Change Date: 3 May 2008


        1. Has Children Owain AP MORGAN b: 930
        2. Has Children Lleucu VERCH MORGAN MAWR
        3. Has No Children Idwallon AP MORGAN



        1. Abbrev: Ancestral File (TM)
        Title: Ancestral File (TM)
        Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SAINTS
        Publication: June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998
        Name: Family History Library
        2. Abbrev: Pedigree Resource File CD 57
        Title: Pedigree Resource File CD 57
        Publication: (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2003)



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