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Caradoc Freichfras ap Ynyr, Brenin Gwent, Lord of Hereford

Also Known As: "The Elder", "Caradog", "Ceredig", "Freichfras", "Vreichvras", "ap Ynyr", "Carodog", "Earl of Herefore", "Prince of Wye and Severn"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Wales
Death: 550 (71-79)
Broërec, Brittany, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Ynyr Honorius Brenin Gwent and Saint Madrun verch Vortigern
Husband of Tegaueurvron and Enynny verch Cynfarch, of the Northern Britons
Father of St. Cawrdaf ap Caradog and Saint Amaethlu ap Caradoc
Brother of Ithon ap Ynyr, Brenin Gwent; Tediwg . verch Ynyr, Saint; Ceidio . ap Ynyr, Saint; Tegeyrn ap Ynyr and Cynheidion . ap Ynyr, Saint
Half brother of St. Cedwyn . ap Gwron

Occupation: King of Gwent, Lord of Hereford, Knight of the Round Table?
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About Caradoc Freichfras ap Ynyr, Brenin Gwent, Lord of Hereford

Later manuscripts conflate two different men called Caradog Friech Fras, who lived two centuries apart. See Darrell Wolcott,, for a discussion of this matter. (February 26; Anne Brannen, curator)

Caradoc Freichfras ap Llyr o Gwynedd was born after 450.

He was lord of Gloucester in right of his father, was grandson of Brychan Brecheiniog, prince and lord of Brecknock. Supposedly, he was a contemporary with King Arthur, who lived about the year 400, one of the knights of his Round Table and lord keeper of "y Castell Dolorus" or the Dolorous Tower.

Caradog Vreichvras, or Cradoc Fraich Fras, means Cradoc "with the strong arm." He was also called Caradog Fawr. He also went by the name of Caradog "the Elder" (Fawr = the Elder).

See "My Lines"

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

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See "Lewis Patriarchs of Early Virginia and Maryland," by Robert Lewis, and "The Welsh Lineage of John Lewis," by Grace Moses.

Link to excerpts:

See also Burkes Landed Gentry, under Prichard.

(April 23, 2016; Anne Brannen, curator)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: "Bartrum's Pedigrees of the Welsh Tribal Patriarchs" - # 15 - Maenyrch; (Steven Ferry, March 13,2107.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott:"Bartrum's Pedigrees of the welsh Tribal Patriarchs" -#17- Caradog Freichfras, He provides this construct: "The Caradog Freich Fras of Ewias in south Wales was contemporary with King Arthur, and his pedigree should read "ap Llyr Merini (c. 445) ap Y Ceiliog Myngrudd (c. 415) ap Meirnwch (c. 385) ap Ethys (c. 355) ap Iddon Darian Las (c. 325) ap Meirchion (c. 295) ap Gwgan Frych (c. 265) ap Arthfael (c. 230) ap Einudd (c. 190) ap Gwrddwyfn (c. 160) ap Gorug (c. 130) ap Meirchion Fawr Filwr (c. 100) ap Owain (c. 65) ap Cyllin (c. 35) ap Caradog (c. 5) ap Bran (c. 30BC) ap Llyr Llediath (c. 60BC).  He was the ancestor of Bleddyn and Drymboenig ap Maenrych of Brychieniog[2]. " (Steven Ferry, March 14, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Rulers of Brycheiniog- The Unanswered Questions; (Steven Ferry, April 14, 2017.)

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