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Rhys ap Gruffydd

Also Known As: "ap Gruffudd"
Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: Llansawel, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Death: January 04, 1532 (28-36)
Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England (Beheaded)
Place of Burial: London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Gruffydd ap Rhys and Dame Catherine Edgecombe
Husband of Lady Katherine Howard, Countess of Bridgewater
Father of Agnes Baynton; William Rice; Griffith Rice and Thomas Rice
Brother of Annes verch Gruffudd and Mary Luttrell

Occupation: Knight of the Bath 1501, Knight of the bath 1501
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About Sir Rhys ap Gruffydd

'Rhys ap Griffith/Gruffydd FitzUryan (Fitz Vryon)

At the age of 23, Griffith Rice was beheaded by King Henry VII for inscribing the name Fitzurien on his coat - of - arms. The king then confiscated all the vast possessions of the Ryce to his own use.

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  • 'Rhys ap Griffith FitzUryan
  • M, b. 1508, d. 4 January 1532
  • Father Griffith ap Rhys FitzUryan b. c 1478, d. 1521
  • Mother Catherine St. John b. c 1488
  • 'Rhys ap Griffith FitzUryan was born in 1508 at Buckinghamshire, England. He married Katherine Howard, daughter of Sir Thomas Howard, Earl Marshal of England, 2nd Duke Norfolk, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk and Agnes Tilney, circa 1525.1 Rhys ap Griffith FitzUryan died on 4 January 1532 at Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England.
  • Family Katherine Howard b. c 1501
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 236-237.
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  • 'Rhys ap Griffith1
  • M, #151905, b. circa 1508, d. 1531
  • Last Edited=2 Jan 2010
  • 'Rhys ap Griffith was born circa 1508.3 He was the son of Sir Grufudd ap Rhys and Catherine St. John.2 He married Lady Katharine Howard, daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and Agnes Tilney, before 1522.3 He died in 1531, beheaded for treason.4
  • 'Rhys ap Griffith was also known as Rhys ap Gruffudd.3 He lived at Newton, Carmarthenshire, Wales.3 He was Mayor-Escheator of Carmarthen from 1529 to 1530.3
  • Children of Rhys ap Griffith and Lady Katharine Howard
    • 1.Thomas Rice3
    • 2.Agnes Rice3
    • 3.Griffith Rice+2 b. 1526, d. 1592
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 311. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003). Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1255.
  • 4.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 3, page 2802.
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Sir Rhys ap Gruffydd's Timeline

Llansawel, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Age 22
Carew Castle, Carew, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Age 22
Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 29
Newton, Carmarthenshire, Wales
January 4, 1532
Age 32
Tower Hill, London, Middlesex, England
Age 32
Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
Age 32
London, Middlesex, England