Cadell ap ap Rhodri Mawr, King of Seisyllwg (c.861 - 910) MP

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Birthplace: Deheubarth, Wales, UK
Death: Died in Anglesey, Wales
Occupation: King of Deheubarth (878 - 909), acceded 878; http://www.gwinslow.com/gw/reec.html
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About Cadell ap ap Rhodri Mawr, King of Seisyllwg

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~summer/Owen.htm -------------------- Cadell ap Rhodri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cadell ap Rhodri (854–909) was the son of Rhodri Mawr ("the Great"). He inherited the kingdom of Seisyllwg from his father in 878, and passed it to his son, Hywel Dda ("the Good"), on his death in 909. Cadell and Hywel had previously conquered Dyfed in 904/905, establishing Hywel as the king in that region. After his father's death, Hywel merged the two kingdoms to establish Deheubarth.

Cadell ap Rhodri   

Cadell was born about 0861 in Deheubarth, Wales.1 Cadell's father was Rhodri (Mawr, The Great) ap Merfyn and his mother was Angharad verch Meurig. His paternal grandparents were Merfyn (The Freckled) Frych ap Gwriad and Nest verch Cadell; his maternal grandparents were Meurig ap Dyfnwallon and <Unknown>. He had eight brothers and two sisters, named Anarawd, Merfyn, Aeddan, Tudwal, Meurig, Rhodri, Gwriad, Gwyddelig, Nest and Angharad. He was the third oldest of the eleven children. He died in 0909.1

General Notes

Cadell, the 2nd son of Rhodri Mawr, succeeded to the Kingdom of South Wales, which was called Deheubarth, their residence being Dynevor or Dmasvawr, the Great Palace. The fatal policy of Roderick in dividing his dominions soon became apparent from the conduct of his sons. For in 892/3 we find Anarawd uniting with the English against his brother Cadell; when they invaded his territory and devastated the country of Cardigan and the vale of Towy. And again we find Cadell, Prince of South Wales, taking forcible possession of Powis on the death of his brother Mervyn in 901. Cadell died in 907, leaving three sons: Howell Dha, i. e., Howell, the Good, Meyric and Clydawc, of whom the latter was killed by his brother Meyric about 917.

(Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 800)

CADELH who became Prince of South Wales 877; took Powys from his brother Merfyn.

(Fenwick Allied Ancestry, page 181)

Cadell ap Rhodri & Rheingar 

They had three sons named The Good, Meurig and Clydog.

Personal Details

Cadell ap Rhodri

Cadell was born about 0861 in Deheubarth, Wales.1 He died in 0909.1

Rheingar

Rheingar was born about 0865 in Carmarthenshire, Wales.1 Rheingar is no longer alive.

Children

 Hywel (The Good) ap Cadell

Hywel, known as The Good, was born about 0880.1 He died in 0950.1

 Meurig ap Cadell

Meurig was born about 0889.2

 Clydog ap Cadell

Clydog was born about 0891.2

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878-909    	 Reign

BIOGRAPHY: CADELL. In the division of the dominion of his father he was given Deheubarth and a large part of South Wales. His brother Merfyn received Powys. He and his brothers made so much trouble for the neighboring kingdoms that they were compelled to seek help from Alfred the Great. In 893 he was attacked by his brother Anarawd, King of Gwynedd, who invaded and plundered Seisyllwg. After the death of his brother Merfyn, Cadell drove out his nephews and appropriated Powys to himself. He died about 909 and his kingdom was divided between his sons, Hywel and Clydog. In the Mostyn Manuscript No. 117 the pedigree of his distinguished descendant, Llewelyn ap Gruffyd, is traced back through Cadell to "Adam, Son of God." If the compiler did not draw on his imagination for parts of this pedigree he must have had access to records not now in existence. [Source: The Weaver Genealogy, p 44]

-------------------- Cadell ap Rhodri (854–909) was the son of Rhodri Mawr ("the Great"). He inherited the kingdom of Seisyllwg from his father in 878, and passed it to his son, Hywel Dda ("the Good"), on his death in 909. Cadell and Hywel had previously conquered Dyfed in 904/905, establishing Hywel as the king in that region. After his father's death, Hywel merged the two kingdoms to establish Deheubarth.

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Cadell ap Rhodri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cadell ap Rhodri (854–909) was the son of Rhodri Mawr ("the Great"). He inherited the kingdom of Seisyllwg from his father in 878, and passed it to his son, Hywel Dda ("the Good"), on his death in 909. Cadell and Hywel had previously conquered Dyfed in 904/905, establishing Hywel as the king in that region. After his father's death, Hywel merged the two kingdoms to establish Deheubarth.

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Name: Cadell Ap Rhodri Mawr King Of South Wales 1

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 861 in Deheubarth, Wales 1

Death: ABT 910 1

Father: Rhodri Mawr Ap Merfyn b: ABT 809 in Caer Seiont, Carnarvonshire, Wales

Mother: Angharad Verch Meurig b: ABT 825 in Ceredigion, Wales

Marriage 1 Rheingar Of Dehelibarth b: ABT 865 in Carmarthenshire, Wales

Children

Hywel 'Dda' Ap Cadell b: ABT 887 in Deheubarth, Wales

Sources: -------------------- Cadell ap Rhodri, was the son of Rhodri Mawr ("the Great"). He inherited the kingdom of Seisyllwg from his father in 878, and passed it to his son, Hywel Dda ("the Good"), on his death in 909. Cadell and Hywel had previously conquered Dyfed in 904/905, establishing Hywel as the king in that region. After his father's death, Hywel merged the two kingdoms to establish Deheubarth.

-------------------- Cadell ap Rhodri inherited the kingdom of Seisyllwg from his father in 878, and passed it to his son, Hywel Dda ("the Good"), on his death in 909. Cadell and Hywel had previously conquered Dyfed in 904/905, establishing Hywel as the king in that region. After his father's death, Hywel merged the two kingdoms to establish Deheubarth. -------------------- RHODRI MAWR had unified the greater part of Wales, and his two sons who shared the rule founded medieval dynasties, ANARAWD of the house of Aberffraw in the north of Wales, and CADELL of the house of Dinefwr in the south.

CADELL and his brother had taken over Dyfed (roughly equivalent to modern Pembrokeshire), and he held it with Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire as one unit known as Deheubarth (“the southern part”). It covered the whole of south west Wales (Maund p.45), and seven centuries later our LEIGH and NASH families lived there. CADELL also apparently asked for and received the support of king Alfred of Wessex, who having just defeated the Norsemen and united much of England, enjoyed great renown and power. This Welsh desire for support by Alfred was later construed as homage and acceptance by the Welsh kings that Alfred was overlord of Wales. As such, in later years homage was regularly demanded from all Welsh princes by the English crown. It played a crucial role for centuries in the political history of Wales and England and became a major factor in the unsuccessful Welsh effort to retain their independent kingdom (J.Davies p.85). The life of CADELL’S son, the next great king of Wales HYWEL DDA, who was given his unique epithet, the Good, by his descendants.

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Cadell ap Rhodri Mawr, King of Seisyllwg, Dyfed and Deheubarth's Timeline

861
861
Deheubarth, Wales, UK
880
880
Age 19
Dynevor Castle,Llandyfeisant,Carmarthenshire,Wales
886
886
Age 25
Caernarvon, Gwynedd, Caer Seiout, Wales
889
889
Age 28
Dynevor Castle, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
891
891
Age 30
Of, Deheubarth, Wales
909
909
Age 48
910
910
Age 49
Anglesey, Wales
1913
November 11, 1913
Age 49
November 11, 1913
Age 49
1914
September 4, 1914
Age 49