Rhys ap Gruffydd (c.1110 - 1197) MP

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Nicknames: "Prince of Wales"
Birthplace: Dynevor Castle, Llandilio, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Death: Died in St Davids, Pebidiog, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Occupation: The Lord Rhys, Prince of Deheubarth, Prince of Wales, King of Deheubarth, King Of Deheubarth
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Rhys ap Gruffydd

?? died 4/28/1197 (check, it was the value on the Master but no evidence)

Proprietary Prince of Deheubarth

Prince the Welsh

The Lord Rhys, in Welsh Yr Arglwydd Rhys

Rhys had at least nine sons and eight daughters.

Three of the sons were named Maredudd Two of the daughters were named Gwenllian.

Gruffydd ap Rhys II (died 1201) was the eldest legitimate son. He married Matilda de Braose, the daughter of Maud de Braose.

Maelgwn ap Rhys (died 1231), who was the eldest son but illegitimate.

Rhys Gryg (died 1233) married a daughter of the Earl of Clare.

Hywel ap Rhys (died 1231) became known as Hywel Sais (Hywel the Saxon, i.e. Englishman).

Maredudd ap Rhys (died 1239) became known as Maredudd Ddall (Maredudd the Blind). He ended his days as a monk at Whitland Abbey.

Another Maredudd (died 1227) became Archdeacon of Cardigan.

Gwenllian ferch Rhys married Rhodri ab Owain, prince of the western part of Gwynedd.

Another Gwenllian (died 1236) married Ednyfed Fychan

Angharad ferch Rhys married William FitzMartin, lord of Cemais.

Other daughters married the Welsh rulers of Gwrtheyrnion and Elfael.

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Rhys ap Gruffydd's Timeline

1110
1110
Dynevor Castle, Llandilio, Carmarthenshire, Wales
1136
1136
Age 26
Breconshire, Wales
1148
1148
Age 38
Carmarthenshire, Wales
1149
1149
Age 39
Dynevor Castle, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
1150
1150
Age 40
Carmarthenshire, Wales
1150
Age 40
Dynevor Castle, Llandyfeisant, Carmarthenshire, Wales
1151
1151
Age 41
Dynevor Castle, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
1152
1152
Age 42
Dynevor,Carmarthenshire,Wales
1152
Age 42
Carmarthenshire, Wales
1156
1156
Age 46
Of Dynevor Castl, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales