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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, King of Powys 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; Efa verch Cynfyn and 3 others
Brother of Elinor verch Gwerystan; Lleucu verch Gwerystan; N.N. verch Gwerystan and Ithel Ap Gwerystan

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

See Peter Bartrum, http://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, http://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: The Royal Family of Powys - End of the Powys Dynasty; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id14.html. (Steven Ferry, March 25, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Edwin of Tegeingl and His Family - The Ancestry of Edwin of Tegeingl; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id42.html. (Steven Ferry, April 17, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Ithel of Bryn in Powys; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id43.html. (Steven Ferry, April 22, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Clan of Tudor Trevor; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id55.html. Footnote # 15. (Steven Ferry, May 4, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Trahaearn ap Caradog of Arwystli; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id68.html. (Steven Ferry, May 25, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Maredudd ap Robert, Lord of Cedewain; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id67.html. (Steven Ferry, May 26,2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Era of Llewelyn ap Seisyll; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id207.html. Particularly Appendix II - Kings of Gwynedd, and Appendix III - Kings of Powys. (Steven Ferry, June 1. 2017.)

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, June 1, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The 1039 Battle at Rhyd y Groes; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id211.html. (Steven Ferry, June 3, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott; The First Wife of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id148.html. (Steven Ferry, June 3, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Enigmatic Elystan Glodrydd; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id199.html. (Steven Ferry, June 10, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Owain ap Cadwgan and Nest ferch Rhys-an Historic Fiction?; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id160.html. (Steven Ferry, June 12, 2017.)


Please see Darrell Wolcott: Sorting Out the Gwaithfoeds; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id125.html. (Steven Ferry, June 25, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Walcot Family - Chart I: The Welsh Walcot Family; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id100.html. (Steven Ferry, July 18, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Walcot Family - Chart II: Second Powys Dynasty; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id99.html. (Steven Ferry, July 18, 2017.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Shropshire Walcot Family- Chart XII: Newton Family; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id106.html. (Steven Ferry, July 30, 2017.)

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.)

map ref: http://www.britannia.com/history/maps/walesmap.html


  • 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]


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Cynfyn ap Gwerystan, arglwydd of Cwybr's Timeline

985
985
Powys, Wales
1020
1020
Age 35
1020
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Wales
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Powys, Wales
1024
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Powys, Wales
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Mntgmr, , , Wales
1025
Age 40
Powys, Montgomeryshire, Wales
1025
Age 40
Montgomeryshire, Wales
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Age 41