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Nesta ll verch Gruffydd

Also Known As: "Nest", "Nesta ferch Gruffydd"
Birthplace: Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales
Death: Died in Hereford, Herfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gruffydd ap Llewellyn, King of the Britons and Ealdgyth
Wife of Gérard IV seigneur; Gérard IV, seigneur de Hesdin and Osbern fitz FitzRichard, Sheriff of Hereford
Mother of Adelaide de Hesdin; Ernulf De Hesdin; Sir Simon Scrope; Nesta, of Hereford; Hugh Blundus FitzOsbern and 2 others
Sister of Idwal ap Gruffydd; Maredudd ap Gruffydd; Owain Gruffudd and Gwentha, of Lorent
Half sister of Harold Haraldsson

Occupation: Princess
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About Nest ferch Gruffydd

Nest or Nesta

Possible date of death: c.1125


daughter of GRUFFYDD ap Llywelyn (-killed Snowdonia 5 Aug 1063) and EALDGYTH of Mercia, daughter of ÆLFGAR Earl of Mercia & his first wife Ælfgifu.

m OSBERN FitzRichard of Richard's Castle on the Herefordshire/Shropshire border.

(a) NESTA [Agnes] . A manuscript narrating the history of Brecknock priory records that the founder “Bernard de Nefmarche, Norman” married “Neste qe fut apele Agnes, la file Griffin le fiz Lewelin…cruel tyrant de Gales” by whom he fathered “Mael…noble chevalier” whom it was claimed was not his son and who was deprived of Brecknock in favour of “la file [de] Neste, Sibile” wife of “Miles…fiz Watir le conestable de Gloucestre e de Hereford”[135]. m BERNARD de Neufmarché, son of GEOFFROY de Neufmarché & his wife Ada --- (-1125). “Bernardus de Novo-mercato” donated property to Breckon priory, for the soul of “Philippi filii mei”, by charter dated to the reign of King Henry I[136].

Nesta verch Gruffydd b abt 1046, Rhuddlan, Wales. She md Osbern Fitz Richard abt 1072, son of Richard Fitz Scrob.

Osborn Fitz Richard [b] b abt 1045, Richard's Castle, Herefordshire, England, d aft 1100. He md Nesta verch Gruffydd abt 1072, daughter of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, Prince of North Wales, King of Gwynedd and Powys, and Aldgyth/Edith.

Children of Osborn Fitz Richard and Nesta verch Gruffydd were:

Hugh Fitz Osborn b abt 1078.

Nesta b abt 1082, Herefordshire, England. She md Bernard de Neufmarche, Baron of Brecnoch, abt 1095.

She was also called of Nesta verch Gwynedd.

She first married Fleance (of Stewart Myth), son of Banquo (of Stewart Myth) and Muldivana, before 1045; "... which gives even more cause for doubt."

She also married Brenin Gwynedd Trahaern ap Caradoc o Arwystli, son of Caradog o Arwystli and UNKNOWN verch Gwerystan o Powys, before 1070.

She also married our ancestor Osbern fitz Richard, son of Richard FitzScrob of Hereford and UNKNOWN de Essex, before 1080.

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

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Fleance and his father Banquo are both fictional characters presented as historical fact by Hector Boece, whose Scotorum Historiae (1526–27) was a source for Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles,[1] a history of the British Isles popular in Shakespeare's time. In the Chronicles, Fleance—in fear of Macbeth—flees to Wales and marries Nesta verch Gruffydd, daughter of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, the last native Prince of Wales.

They have a son named Walter who makes his way back to Scotland and is appointed Royal Steward. According to legend, he fathered the Stuart monarchs of England and Scotland.[2]

The Stuarts used their connection with Fleance and his marriage to the Welsh princess to claim a genealogical link with the legendary King Arthur. This, they hoped, would strengthen the legitimacy of their throne.[3] In 1722, however, Richard Hay, a Scottish historian, presented strong evidence that not only was James not a descendant of Fleance, but also that both Fleance and Banquo never even existed. Most modern scholars now agree that Fleance is not a real historical figure.[4]

Excerpt from The Consorts and Children of Gruffudd ap Llewelyn

Gruffudd also had a daughter, Nest, who married Trahaearn ap Caradog. This man, in 1075, succeeded Bleddyn ap Cynfyn as king of Powys, and probably also king of Gwynedd. Born c. 1035, Trahaearn had sons Owain and Llywarch (among others) who were born c. 1065/1070. These dates point to c. 1050 as the birthdate of Nest, with the marriage taking place shortly after Gruffudd's death in 1063.

Gruffudd had a second daughter, also named Nest, about 1056. It is known that this second Nest was the mother of a daughter, also named Nest, who married the Norman knight Bernard Newmarch. The husband of this c. 1056 Nest is widely cited by modern authors as the Norman man, Osbern fitz Richard. There are, however, no ancient or even medieval manuscripts which confirm that marriage. Name

Name: Nesta /Verch Gruffydd/[1] Sources

↑ Source: #S004444 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text: Darrell Wolcott, The Consorts and Children of Gruffudd ap Llewelyn Source: S004444 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: #NS044441 Repository: Source: #S-1992136522: Page: Ancestry Family Trees: Text: Source: #S6: Page: Ancestry Family Trees: Text:

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Nest ferch Gruffydd's Timeline

Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Hesdin, Pas-de-Calais, France
Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales
Age 1
Of, Richards Castle, Shropshire, England
Age 24
Eardisley, Herefordshire, England
Age 48
Of, Richard's Castle, , Herefordshire, Englamd
November 28, 1899
Age 844
November 28, 1899
Age 844
November 28, 1899
Age 844