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Cynfyn ap Gwerystan, arglwydd of Cwybr

Also Known As: "Convyn", "Cynvyn", "Cynvyn ab Gwerystan"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Powys, Wales
Death:
Immediate Family:

Son of Gwerystan ap Gwaithfoed and Nest ferch Cadell
Husband of Angharad verch Maredudd and N.N. ferch Sitric Silkbeard
Father of Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn, Prince of Powys; Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, King of Powys; Gwenwyn verch Cynfyn; Llewelyn ap Cynfyn; N.N. ferch Cynfyn and 3 others
Brother of Lleucu/Nest verch Gwerystan; N.N. verch Gwerystan; Ithel ap Gwerystan and Elinor verch Gwerystan

Occupation: King of Powys
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About Cynfyn ap Gwerystan, arglwydd of Cwybr

See Peter Bartrum, https://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/6516/TABLES%20-%20EARLY%20SERIES_47.png?sequence=8&isAllowed=y (May 31, 2018; Anne Brannen, curator)

See Peter Bartrum, https://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/6516/TABLES%20-%20EARLY%20SERIES_42.png?sequence=13&isAllowed=y (May 27, 2018; Anne Brannen, curator)

See Darrell Wolcott, http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id99.html, for a chart of this family. (September 6, 2016, Anne Brannen, curator)


Please see Darrell Wolcott: Pedigree of "Ednowain Bendew II"; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id92.html, [#28] [#68] (Steven Ferry, November 1, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Pedigree of Cynddelw Gam of Ystrad Alun; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id94.html; [#9] [#10] [#25] [#40] [#77] [#196] [#204] [#213] [#253] [#255] [#271] (Steven Ferry, December 5, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Minimum Age for Welsh Kingship in the 11th Century; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id45.html. (Steven Ferry, October 5, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Powys - Nest ferch Cadell ap Brochwel; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id12.html. (Steven Ferry, October 13, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Powys - End of the Powys Dynasty; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id14.html. (Steven Ferry, October 18, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Powys - Powys Dynastic Family 945-1385; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id20.html. (Steven Ferry, October 19, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Gwynedd - History of Gruffudd ap Cynan, a New Perspective; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id46.html. (Steven Ferry, December 1, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Gwynedd - The Unofficial "History" of Gruffudd, Nephew of Iago; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id74.html. (Steven Ferry, December 4, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Gwynedd - Who was Maredudd ap Cynan?; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id47.html. (Steven Ferry, December 17, 2019.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Walcot Family - Chart I: The Welsh Walcot Family; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id100.html. (Steven Ferry, April 22, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Walcot Family - Chart XII: Newton Family; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id106.html. (Steven Ferry, May 12, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Walcot Family - Chart II: Second Powys Dynasty; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id99.html. (Steven Ferry, May 14, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Walcot Family - Chart IV: Arwystli Dynasty; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id95.html. (Steven Ferry, May 23, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Retaking of Northeast Wales in the 10th Century; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id60.html. (Steven Ferry, May 25, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Battle of Mynydd Carn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id35.html. (Steven Ferry, May 26, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: What Really Happened in Deheubarth in 1022?; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id216.html. (Steven Ferry, May 28, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The 1039 Battle at Rhyd y Groes; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id211.html. (Steven Ferry, June 3, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Edwin of Tegeingl and His Family - The Ancestry of Edwin of Tegeingl; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id42.html. (Steven Ferry, June 5, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Edwin of Tegeingl and His Family - Was Owain ap Edwin Really a Traitor; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id87.html. (Steven Ferry, June 8, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Edwin of Tegeingl and His Family - Uchdryd ap Edwin - the Younger Son; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id86.html. (Steven Ferry, June 11, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Edwin of Tegeingl and His Family - Aldud ap Owain of Tegeingl; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id83.html. (Steven Ferry, June 17, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Ithel of Bryn in Powys; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id43.html. (Steve Ferry, June 24, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Clan of Tudor Trevor; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id55.html. (Steven Ferry, June 30, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Trahaearn ap Caradog of Arwystli; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id68.html. (Steven Ferry, July 7, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Cadafael Ynfyd of Cydewain; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id150.html. (Steven Ferry, July 10, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Maredudd ap Robert, Lord of Cedewain; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id67.html. (Steven Ferry, July 12, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Cadwgan of Nannau; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id66.html. (Steven Ferry, July 16, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Maredudd ap Owain, King of Deheubarth; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id206.html. (Steven Ferry, July 17, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Two Families Headed by a Rhydderch ap Iestyn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id212.html. (Steven Ferry, July 18, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Era of Llewelyn ap Seisyll; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id207.html. (Steven Ferry, July 19, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Cynfyn ap Gwerystan, the Interim King; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id209.html. Wolcott is clear that the marriage to a daughter of Sitric Silkbeard is not documented and is only his guess. (Steven Ferry, July 21, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Consorts and Children of Gruffudd ap Llewelyn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id210.html. (Steven Ferry, July 22, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott; The First Wife of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id148.html. (Steven Ferry, July 23, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Brief Life of Gruffudd ap Maredudd; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id81.html. (Steven Ferry, July 25, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Eunydd Son of Gwenllian; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id51.html. (Steven Ferry, August 1, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Sandde Hardd of Mortyn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id30.html. (Steven Ferry, August 8, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Enigmatic Elystan Glodrydd; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id199.html. (Steven Ferry, August 11, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Unofficial "History" of Elystan of Powys; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id230.html. (Steven Ferry, August 12, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Owain ap Cadwgan and Nest ferch Rhys-an Historic Fiction?; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id160.html. (Steven Ferry, August 14, 2020)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The "Sons" of Owain ap Cadwgan ap Bleddyn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id159.html. (Steven Ferry, August 15, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The "Betrayal" by Meirion Goch Revisited; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id90.html. (Steven Ferry, August 15, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Ancestry of Iestyn ap Gwrgan; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id227.html. (Steven Ferry, August 21, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Was Iestyn ap Gwrgan the Founder of One of the 5 Royal Tribes; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id229.html. (Steven Ferry, August 21, 2020.)

Please see Darrel Wolcott: The Family of Trahaearn ap Caradog; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id240.html. (Steven Ferry, August 29, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Ednowain ap Bradwen; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id196.html. (Steven Ferry, September 2, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Sorting Out the Gwaithfoeds; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id125.html. (Steven Ferry, September 5, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Three Men Called Iorwerth Goch "ap Maredudd"; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id140.html. (Steven Ferry, September 6, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Ancestry of Owain Glyndwr; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id200.html. (Steven Ferry, September 13, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Other Gwenwynwyn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id167.html. (Steven Ferry, October 7, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Einion ap Celynin of Llwydiarth; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id138.html. (Steven Ferry, October 17, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Ednowain Bendew ap Neiniad; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id252.html. (Steven Ferry, January 9, 2021.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The 5 Dafydd Llwyds of Llanwrin Parish; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id254.html. (Steven Ferry, February 12, 2021.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Harleian Ms 3859; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id129.html. (Steven Ferry, March 11, 2021.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Llowdden Hen of Ulwch Aeron; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id262.html. (Steven Ferry, march 20, 2021.)

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*Cynfyn ap Gwerystan King of Powys born about 1002 Powys, Wales

father:

  • Gwerystan Ap Gwaithfoed

born about 0954 Powys, Wales died 1005

mother:

  • Nest Verch Cadell

born Abt 0970 Powys, Wales

siblings:

  • Nest verch Gwerystan born about 0976 Powys, Wales
  • Miss verch Gwerystan born Abt 1004 Of Powys, Wales

Ithel Ap Gwerystan born Abt 0980 Of Powys, Wales Lleicu Verch Gwerystan born Abt 0982 Of Powysland, Wales

  • Elinor Verch Gwerystan born Powys, Wales

spouse:

  • Angharad verch Maredydd

born about 0982 Deheubarth, Wales married 1023

children:

  • Bleddyn ap Cynfyn born about 1025 Montgomeryshire, Wales died 1075
  • Miss verch Cynfyn born about 1024 Powys, Wales
  • Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn born about 1025 Powys, Wales

died 1070 (slain) Battle Mechain, Montgomeryshire, Wales

  • Iwerydd verch Cynfyn born about 1024 Powys, Wales
  • Nest verch Cynfyn born about 1027 Powys, Wales

Gwerydd verch Cynfyn

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source: LDS


Name Cynfyn ap Gwerystan [59, Llewelyn v.2, No 48], 26G Grandfather

Birth ca 978

Death 1023

Father Gwerystan

Spouses

1 Angharad ferch Meredudd [59, Llewelyn v.2, No 49], 26G Grandmother

Birth ca 982

Father Meredith ap Owain Prince of Powys (ca938-999)

Children Bleddyn ap Cynfyn (ca1025-1075)

 	Rhiwallon (-1069)
by Tim Powys-Lybbe

Cynfyn ap Gwerstan was a Powys Lord, about whom little is now known. He may have been son of an English Saxon--the name has been postulated as being derived from Werestan.


King of Powys

  1. 11126-Welsh Medieval database.

TITLES-King of Powys (Derbyshire Feudal History) Twysog Powys (Dwnn, Heraldic Visitations of Wales, Vol 2-page 124) Prince of Powys (Dunn etc)-vol1-page 326

PROPERTY Lord of Powys & Lord of Cybwr Lord of Cybwr (Lloyd, History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, Vol 1-page 68)

KINSHIP CONFLICT: Dunns, Heraldic Visitations etc. (vol 2-page 15) -calls him a brother of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, but instead he was married to Gruffydd's mother,Angharad ferch Maredudd. Dunn's Heraldic Visitations etc. Vol 2-page 26, inserts an extra generation between Cynfyn and Gwerystan called Elystan


Marriage Information:

Cynfyn married Angharad FERCH MAREDYDD, daughter of Maredydd AP OWAIN and Unnamed of Llandilo, in 1023. (Angharad FERCH MAREDYDD was born about 982 in Of, , Deheubarth, Wales. Spouses/Children: Angharad FERCH MAREDYDD Iwerydd FERCH CYNFYN of Powys+ Bleddyn "Sais" AP CYNFYN Prince of Powys+ Rhiwallon AP CYNFYN Prince of Powys+


  • Heraldic visitations of Wales and part of the Marches, between the years 1586 and 1613; ed. with notes by Samuel Rush Meyrick (Google eBook) Lewys Dwnn, Samuel Rush Meyrick William Rees, 1846 page 258

Courtesy of fantastically full family tree cf.:

Hughes of Gwerclas 1/2/3/4:

http://www.maximiliangenealogy.co.uk/burke1/Royal%20Descents/hughesofgwerclas_1.htm

http://www.maximiliangenealogy.co.uk/burke1/Royal%20Descents/hughesofgwerclas_2.htm

http://www.maximiliangenealogy.co.uk/burke1/Royal%20Descents/hughesofgwerclas_3.htm

http://www.maximiliangenealogy.co.uk/burke1/Royal%20Descents/hughesofgwerclas_4.htm


Little is known of Cynfyn. His fame, like that of many of his descendants, was only the reflection of the fame of his distinguished wife. There is no evidence that he ever attempted to rule in the right of his wife as did her first husband. The sons of Cynfyn and Angharad were Bleddyn and Rhiwallon. The pedigree of Cynfyn which appears in Vol 1, p 63 of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1898, extends back through twenty-two generations to Beli Mawr and Anna through their son Llud. Prof Lloyd thinks that it is mythical. It is certainly incomplete. It would require many more than twenty-two generation to cover the period of more than one thousand years. In the History of Radnorshire it is stated that Cynfyn was the son of Gwerstan and the grandson of Gwaethfoed Fawr. [The Weaver Genealogy]


Wikipedia: Cynfyn ap Gwerystan (born c. 990[1]) — sometimes spelled Kynvyn, Kynwyn, Cynvyn, or Kynfyn — was a Welsh nobleman,[citation needed] principally known on account of his son Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, who established the House of Mathrafal over Powys as a consequence of a Saxon invasion in 1063.[citation needed]

Contents 1 Interim King of Powys 2 Children 3 See also 4 References Interim King of Powys His father was Gwerystan ap Gwaithfoed and his mother Nest ferch Cadell[2], the daughter of Cadell ap Brochfael, penultimate king of Powys from the traditional line). Gwerystan ap Gwaethfoed was a patrilineal descendant of Cynwrig, the younger brother of Iorwerth Hirflawdd who ruled Arwystli. Legendary accounts locate Gwerystan's father Gwaithfoed in Englefield, and describe him as a friend of King Edgar (while the latter was in Chester); evidently Cynfyn's grandfather was a significant nobleman.

Cynfyn married Angharad ferch Maredudd, daughter of Maredudd ab Owain, king of Dyfed, Gwynedd, and Powys;[citation needed] crucially, she was also the widow of Llywelyn ap Seisyll, who had succeeded Maredudd as king of Gwynedd and Powys. Wolcott argues that Cynfyn acted as caretaker ruler of Gwynedd and Powys, until 1033, when Iago ap Idwal came of age and took the kingship.

Children With an unnamed Irish princess, daughter of Sitric Silkbeard c. 960 he had the following issue:

Eva ferch Cynfyn, who married Llewelyn ap Coel Nest ferch Cynfyn, who married Ithel ap Coel, brother of Llewelyn Iwerydd ferch Cynfyn After the death of his first wife, possibly in childbirth, he married Angharad (daughter of Maredudd ab Owain), widow of Llywelyn ap Seisyll and had the following issue:

Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn (died 1070), killed at the Battle of Mechain Bleddyn ap Cynfyn (died 1075), King of Gwynedd and Powys Gwerfyl ferch Cynfyn, married Gwrgan ap Ithel Ddu of Glamorgan, and was mother to Iestyn ap Gwrgan. See also Kings of Wales family trees References

Hen Lwythau Gwynedd a'r Mars, a medieval manuscript containing pedigrees of the chief non-royal families of north Wales, edited by P.C. Bartrum in the National Library of Wales Journal, vol xii, part 3
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