Maredudd ap Gruffudd

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About Maredudd ap Gruffudd

MAREDUDD ap GRUFFYDD ap RHYS (~1130 or 1131 - 1155 ), prince of Deheubarth ; eldest son of Gruffydd ap Rhys by Gwenllian , daughter of Gruffudd ap Cynan . Six years old when his father d. in 1137 , he came into prominence at 16 assisting an older half-brother, Cadell , in freeing southern Ceredigion of the Normans , and in defending the recently captured fortress of Carmarthen . In 1151 he took a leading part in driving the men of Gwynedd back beyond the Dovey , and in the same year the burden of leadership in the south fell on him owing to the incapacitation of Cadell . Four years later he d. at the early age of 25, having already earned a noble reputation in both peace and war, and passing his burden on to a younger brother, the future ‘lord’ Rhys (q.v.) . http://wbo.llgc.org.uk/en/s-MARE-APG-1130.html

His daughter Gwenllian had a child with her uncle, Maredudd's brother Rhys.

See Darrell Wolcott, http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id187.html, "The Children of Lord Rhys," for untangling of these lines. (April 21, 2016, Anne Brannen, curator)

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Maredudd ap Gruffudd's Timeline

1128
1128
Carmarthenshire, Wales
1155
1155
Age 27
Carmarthenshire, Wales
1155
Age 27
Wales
1956
January 31, 1956
Age 27
LANGE
July 18, 1956
Age 27
SLAKE
1957
December 6, 1957
Age 27
SLAKE