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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)

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 - The Unofficial "History" of Gruffudd, Nephew of Iago; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id74.html. (Steven Ferry, December 4, 2019.)

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 III: First Powys Dynasty; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id98.html. (Steven Ferry, May 17, 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: 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: Cadwgan of Nannau; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id66.html. (Steven Ferry, July 16, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Cynfyn ap Gwerystan, the Interim King; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id209.html. (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: Eunydd Son of Gwenllian; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id51.html. (Steven Ferry, August 2, 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 "Betrayal" by Meirion Goch Revisited; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id90.html. (Steven Ferry, August 15, 2020.)

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

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


  • Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn

born about 1025 Powys, Wales died 1070 (slain) Battle of Mechain, Montgomeryshire, Wales

father:

  • Cynfyn ap Gwerystan King of Powys

born about 1002 Powys, Wales

mother:

  • Angharad verch Maredydd

born about 0982 Deheubarth, Wales married 1023

siblings:

  • Bleddyn ap Cynfyn born about 1025 Montgomeryshire, Wales died 1075
  • Miss verch Cynfyn born about 1024 Powys, Wales
  • Iwerydd verch Cynfyn born about 1024 Powys, Wales
  • Nest verch Cynfyn born about 1027 Powys, Wales

Gwerydd verch Cynfyn

spouse: unknown

children:

  • Sioned (Jonet) verch Rhiwallon born about 1037? Powys, Wales
  • Gwladys verch Rhiwallon born about 1041 Powys, Wales

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source: ancestry.com


The Battle of Mechain was fought in 1070 in Montgomeryshire, Wales, for rule of the Welsh kingdoms of Gwynedd and Powys.

After the murder of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, Harold Godwinson married his widow Ealdgyth and divided Gruffydd's realm into the traditional kingdoms of Gwynedd and Powys, the rule of which were given to Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and his brother Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn. Gruffydd left two sons who in 1070 challenged Bleddyn and Rhiwallon at Mechain in an attempt to win back part of their father's kingdom. However, both of Gruffyd's sons were defeated, one being killed and the other dying of exposure after the battle.

Rhiwallon was also killed in this battle, leaving Bleddyn to rule Gwynedd and Powys alone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mechain

Rhiwallon Ap Cynfyn became co-ruler of Gwynedd, Wales in 1063. He died in the Battle of Mechain.


A descendant of one branch of Rhodri The Great, he was a member of the House of Dinefwr. He ruled the Kingdoms of Gwynedd & Powys jointly with his brother, Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, as King of Deheubarth until his death in 1093 in the Battle of MeChain at the age of 45. His brother then ruled alone.


In August 1067, Rhiwallon and Bleddyn joined Eadric the Wild in an attack upon Herefordshire as part of the Saxon resistance to the recent Norman Conquest of England. In 1069 or 1070, the two brothers fought the battle of Battle of Mechain against Gruffydd's sons Maredudd and Idwal. Though victorious, Rhiwallon was slain in battle and left Bleddyn sole prince of North Wales.


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