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Richard "Ddu" ap Cadwaladr (ap Gruffydd)

Also Known As: "Rhicart", "Membyr Ddu", "ap Gruffudd"
Birthplace: Caernarvonshire, Wales
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Son of Cadwaladr ap Gruffydd and Adeliza (Alice) de Clare, Lady of Tunbridge
Father of Adles verch Rhicert; Gwenllian ferch Richard and Caradog ap Membyr Ddu
Brother of Ralph ap Cadwaladr; Cunedda ap Cadwaladr and Gruffudd ap Cadwaladr
Half brother of Cadfan ap Cadwaladr; Margred verch Cadwaladr; Owain Fychan ap Cadwaladr; Angharad verch Cadwaladr; Mathilda de Percy and 7 others

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About Richard ap Cadwaladr aka Membyr Ddu

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Caradog of Gwynedd With 3 Fathers; "Since Membyr Ddu does not appear among the sons of Cadwaladr listed in the 13th century manuscript Achau Brenhinoedd a Thywysogion Cymru, it is at least possible that was not his birth name but a corrupt spelling of his nickname or perhaps his position at court. (The king's cup-bearer was called the 'menestr')  One good possibility is that his birth name was Richard, one of the 4 sons Cadwaladr fathered by Alice deClaire[16].  This Richard's only daughter[18], Gwenllian, married Einion ap Gwalchmai[19], chief bard at the court of Llewelyn Fawr.  His closeness to the king's court suggests Richard was himself a career court member and perhaps the king's cup-bearer." (Steven Ferry, June 30, 2017.)

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Caernarvonshire, Wales
Age 35
Anglesey, Wales
Age 35
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