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Nicknames: "LLewelyn ab Seisyllt", "Llewelyn ap Seysilt"
Birthplace: Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales
Death: Died in Pentrefoelas, Wales
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About Llewellyn ap Seisyll

Llywelyn ap Seisyll

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Llywelyn ap Seisyll (died 1023) was a King of Gwynedd and of Deheubarth in north-west and south-west Wales, also called King of the Britons by the Annals of Ulster.

Lineage

Little is known about Llywelyn's father Seisyll, who may not have been of Royal blood, though Llywelyn's wife Angharad was the daughter of Maredydd ab Owain, who ruled much of both northern and southern Wales for a period.

Military successes

Llywelyn won control of Gwynedd in 1018 when he defeated Aeddan ap Blegywryd in battle, killing him and his four sons. He later gained control of Deheubarth, defeating Rhain, an Irish pretender who claimed to be the son of Maredudd ab Owain, at Abergwili in 1022.

According to the annals in Brut y Tywysogion, Llywelyn's reign was a period of prosperity, "there was no one needy in his realm, and there was no town empty or deserted". His reign was cut short by his premature death in 1023.

Succession

His son, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, though still a youth when his father died, was later able to gain control of almost the whole of Wales.

References

   * John Edward Lloyd (1911). A history of Wales: from the earliest times to the Edwardian conquest. Longmans, Green & Co.. 
   * editors: John Edward Lloyd, R.T. Jenkins (1959). The Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940. Oxford. 

-------------------- Llywelyn ap Seisyll

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Llywelyn ap Seisyll (died 1023) was a King of Gwynedd and of Deheubarth in north-west and south-west Wales, also called King of the Britons by the Annals of Ulster.

Lineage

Little is known about Llywelyn's father Seisyll, who may not have been of Royal blood. According to some genealogies Siesyll and his son Llywelyn were associated with Rhuddlan, perhaps originally as lords of the Rhuddlan commote in Rhos.[1] Llywelyn's wife Angharad was the daughter of Maredydd ab Owain, who ruled much of both northern and southern Wales for a period.

[edit]Military successes

Llywelyn won control of Gwynedd in 1018 when he defeated Aeddan ap Blegywryd in battle, killing him and his four sons. He later gained control of Deheubarth, defeating Rhain, an Irish pretender who claimed to be the son of Maredudd ab Owain, at Abergwili in 1022.

According to the annals in Brut y Tywysogion, Llywelyn's reign was a period of prosperity, "there was no one needy in his realm, and there was no town empty or deserted". His reign was cut short by his premature death in 1023.

[edit]Succession

His son, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, though still a youth when his father died, was later able to gain control of almost the whole of Wales.

In 1023, Llywelyn ap Seisyll died. It would appear that his son was too young to step into his shoes, and control of Gwynedd returned to the dynasty of Merfyn Frych - Iago ab Idwal ap Meurig. In the same year, Rhydderch ab Iestyn seized control of Deheubarth.

According to the 'Book of Llandaff', Rhydderch was ruling all Wales in about 1025 - Iago only holding Anglesey.

Cynan ap Seisyll, Llywelyn's brother, seemingly mounted an unsuccessful campaign to take control of Gwynedd, since his killing is recorded in 1027. Rhydderch ab Iestyn was killed, by the Irish (the annals do not record the circumstances), in 1033. Rule of Deheubarth reverted to the dynasty of Merfyn Frych - Hywel and Maredudd, sons of Edwin ab Einion. Rhydderch's sons, apparently, succeeded him in Morgannwg, and were clearly not content to lose control of Deheubarth without a contest. The following year (1034), Edwin's sons and Rhydderch's sons fought the battle of Irathwy. Presumably Edwin's sons were victorious (the outcome is not recorded), since Hywel was king of Deheubarth until his death, in 1044. Hywel's brother, Maredudd, however was killed just a year after Irathwy, by "the sons of Cynan" - who may (or may not) be the sons of Cynan ap Seisyll.

In 'The Welsh Kings', Kari Maund suggests that the power-base of Llywelyn and Cynan ap Seisyll was Powys (which had been annexed by Gwynedd almost two hundred years previously). Llywelyn's widow, Angharad, married a nobleman of Powys, Cynfyn ap Gwerystan, and they founded a new royal dynasty (the second dynasty of Powys). Dr. Maund writes of Maredudd's killers: "... most likely they were the sons of Cynan ap Seisyll, with a power-base in Powys, raiding and fighting in the northern borders of Deheubarth and in Ceredigion (control of Ceredigion was to be a long-term goal of the second dynasty of Powys)."

Possibly, having lost Deheubarth, Rhydderch's sons attempted to expand their territory eastwards, since, also in 1035, one of them, Caradog, was killed by the English. In 1039:

"... Iago, king of Gwynedd, was slain; and Gruffydd, son of Llywelyn, son of Seisyll, governed in his stead: and he, from beginning to end, pursued the Saxons, and the other nations, and killed and destroyed them, and overcame them in a multitude of battles."

'Brut y Tywysogion'

[edit]References

^ http://homepage.mac.com/donok/PS03/PS03_334.HTM LLYWELYN Ap SEISYLL

John Edward Lloyd (1911). A history of Wales: from the earliest times to the Edwardian conquest. Longmans, Green & Co..

editors: John Edward Lloyd, R.T. Jenkins (1959). The Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940. Oxford.

  • Llywelyn ap Seisyllt King of Deheubarth & Gwynedd

born about 0980 Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales

died 1021/23

father:

  • Seisyll ap Ednywain

born about 0938 Wales

mother:

  • Prawst Verch Elise

born Abt 0940 Of, Gwynedd, Wales

siblings:

Cynan Ap Seisyll born Abt 0984 Of, Wales died 1027

spouse:

  • Angharad Verch Maredydd Queen of Powys

born Abt 0982 Of, Deheubarth, Wales

married Abt 1058 (more possibly 1008?)

children:

  • Gruffydd Ap Llewelyn King of Gwynedd & Powys

born Abt 1011 Of, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales

died 5 Aug 1063

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source:

LDS -------------------- Llywelyn ap Seisyll (died 1023) was a King of Gwynedd and of Deheubarth in north-west and south-west Wales, also called King of the Britons by the Annals of Ulster.

Llywelyn won control of Gwynedd in 1018 when he defeated Aeddan ap Blegywryd in battle, killing him and his four sons. He later gained control of Deheubarth, defeating Rhain, an Irish pretender who claimed to be the son of Maredudd ab Owain, at Abergwili in 1022.

According to the annals in Brut y Tywysogion, Llywelyn's reign was a period of prosperity, "there was no one needy in his realm, and there was no town empty or deserted". His reign was cut short by his premature death in 1023.

His son, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, though still a youth when his father died, was later able to gain control of almost the whole of Wales.

John Edward Lloyd (1911), A history of Wales: from the earliest times to the Edwardian conquest. Longmans, Green & Co.

John Edward Lloyd and R.T. Jenkins (ed.)(1959). The Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940. Oxford

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llywelyn_ap_Seisyll

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Llywelyn ap Seisyll, b. ca. 974 in Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales, d. 1023, He became King of Gwynedd, 1005 in Wales, He became King of Deheubarth, 1018 in Wales

http://www.geocities.com/missourimule_2000/princesofwales5.html

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-------------------- Llywelyn ap Seisyll (died 1023) was a King of Gwynedd and of Deheubarth in north-west and south-west Wales, also called King of the Britons by the Annals of Ulster. Also called Llywelyn ap Seisyllt.

Lineage:

Little is known about Llywelyn's father Seisyll, who may not have been of Royal blood. According to some genealogies Siesyll and his son Llywelyn were associated with Rhuddlan, perhaps originally as lords of the Rhuddlan commote in Rhos.[1] Llywelyn's wife Angharad was the daughter of Maredydd ab Owain, who ruled much of both northern and southern Wales for a period.

Military successes:

Llywelyn won control of Gwynedd in 1018 when he defeated Aeddan ap Blegywryd in battle, killing him and his four sons. He later gained control of Deheubarth, defeating Rhain, an Irish pretender who claimed to be the son of Maredudd ab Owain, at Abergwili in 1022.

According to the annals in Brut y Tywysogion, Llywelyn's reign was a period of prosperity, "there was no one needy in his realm, and there was no town empty or deserted".

Succession:

His son, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, though still a youth when his father died, was later able to gain control of almost the whole of Wales. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llywelyn_ap_Seisyll -------------------- Llywelyn ap Seisyll, King of Gwynedd and Deheubarth, married Angharad verch Maredudd o Deheubarth, daughter of Brenin Deheubarth Maredudd ab Owain o Deheubarth in 994, his third cousin once removed.

Llywelyn was King of Gwynedd in Wales between 1005 and 1023.

According to the Chronicle of Ystrad Fflur (1018): "In this year Llywelyn ap Seisyll slew Aeddan ap Blegywryd and his four sons."

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p336.htm#i7152 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Source: The book, 'The Oxford History of the British Monarchy' --------------------

  1. 11078 Welsh Medieval database.

Llwelyn was aged 14 at the time of his marriage Source: Lloyd, History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog(Vol 1-page68)

MILITARY-Wars & Battles 1015-He asserted his claim to Gwynedd, and led an army against Aeddan ab Blegwryd,and slew him. Source: Lloyd, History of the Princes etc(vol 1-page 68) 1021- An army of Irish Scots under Awlaff, invaded Wales, and were joined by Hywel & Maredudd, sons of Edwin ab Einion. Llwelyn obtained a decisive victory, but fell by the hand of an assassin. Source: Lloyd, History of the Princes etc.(vol 1-page 68)

TITLES Accession to Gwynedd-c1005 Accession to Deheubarth-c1018 Souce: Fryde, Handbook of British Chronology-Pages 50,52. Brenin of Cymru Source: Dwnn's, Heraldic Visitations of Wales(vol2-page107)

He became, by usurpation, Prince of all Wales Source: Dunn's Heraldic Visitations etc (Vol 2-page 99-fn-2) He was a wise administrator who provided great prosperity for his country. Source; Lloyd, History of the Princes etc (vol 1-page 68)

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Llewellyn ap Seisyll's Timeline

980
980
Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales
980
- 1023
Prince of North Wales
997
997
Age 17
1007
1007
Age 27
Gwynedd, UK
1020
1020
Age 40
Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales
1023
1023
Age 43
Pentrefoelas, Wales
1023
Age 43
1058
1058
Age 43
1st Husband
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