Llewelyn ab Owain

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Llewelyn ab Owain

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Birthplace: Ceredigion, Cardiganshire, [parish], Wales
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Son of Owain ap Trahaearn
Husband of Mawd verch Ralph Maelog
Father of Gwrgeneu ap Llewelyn
Brother of Ieuaf ab Owain; Iorwerth ab Owain and Meurig ab Owain

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About Llewelyn ab Owain

The notes in this section make it clear how problematic this profile is. There was indeed a Llewelyn ab Owain, but he could not have been the son of Owain ap Cadwgan and Nest verch Rhys, the parents he became identified with. Darrell Wolcott, working with land accounts, genealogies, and histories, identifies him as Llewelyn ab Owain ap Trahaearn. Please see the links below.

Father certain (at least as far as given name goes), mother uncertain. Believed to have been got on Nest verch Rhys, then the wife of Gerald of Windsor, while Owain ap Cadwgan had her in captivity.

He did not have a brother named Einion.

Ancientwalesstudies.org thinks he is either Fictional or misidentified - possibly a son of Owain ap Trahearn. http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id159.html (The descendants of Trahearn had a bad case of fratricide, and every single one was either killed or blinded by 1132. Llywelyn ab Owain ap Trahearn needed a seeing-eye dog after 1130, assuming he survived the "operation".)

The reason for blinding someone was that it took him out of the succession - the ancient Welsh, like the ancient Irish, required physical perfection in their leaders. (The early Rurikids had something similar going on, with the twist that the blind man was generally clapped into a monastery to make sure of him.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The "Sons" of Owain ap Cadwgan ap Bleddyn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id159.html. (Steven Ferry, June 13, 2017.)

See Peter Bartrum, http://cadair.aber.ac.uk/dspace/bitstream/handle/2160/5210/Bleddyn%20ap%20Cynfyn%2046.png?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (June 19, 2017; Anne Brannen, curator)


Please see Darrell Wolcott: The "Sons" of Owain ap Cadwgan ap Bleddyn; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id159.html. (Steven Ferry, June 13, 2017.)

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Llewelyn ab Owain's Timeline

1100
1100
Ceredigion, Cardiganshire, [parish], Wales
1130
1130
Age 30
Ceredigion/Cardiganshire, Wales
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