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Susanna verch Gruffydd

Also Known As: "Sisana ferch Griffith", "Siwsanna ferch Ruvydd", "Susan ferch Gruffydd", "verch Gruffudd"
Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Caernarvonshire, Wales
Death: 1165 (66-74)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan and Angharad verch Owain
Wife of Madog ap Maredudd, Prince of Powys
Mother of Owain ap Madog; Margred of Powys; Llewelyn ap Madog; Elisedd ap Madog; Gruffydd Maelor ap Madog, Lord of Bromfield and 3 others
Sister of Merinedd verch Gruffydd; Cadwaladr ap Gruffydd; Rhanallt verch Gruffudd; Cadwallon ap Gruffydd; Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd, King of Gwynedd and 4 others

Occupation: of Gwynedd
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About Susanna verch Gruffydd

Susanna verch Gruffydd b abt 1112, Aberffraw Castle, Anglesey, Wales, daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan and Angharad verch Owain. She md Madog ap Maredudd abt 1130, prob Wales, son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn, Prince of Powys, and Hunydd verch Einudd.

Children of Madog ap Maredudd and Susanna verch Gruffydd were:

1) Gruffydd-Maelor ap Madog, Lord of Bromfield, b abt 1146.

2) Marared verch Madog b abt 1150, Aberffraw Castle, Anglesey, Wales. She md Iorwerth-Drwyndwn ap Owain abt 1168, son of Owain-Gwynedd ap Gruffydd and Gwladys verch Llywarch.

or, according :

1. Llywelyn ap Madog

2. Gruffydd Maelor

3. Owain Brogyntyn

4. Gwenllian ferch Madog, married Rhys ap Gruffydd, prince of Deheubarth

5. Marared ferch Madog, married Iorwerth Drwyndwn and was the mother of Llywelyn the Great

6. Efa ferch Madog, married Cadwallon ap Madog

Courtesy of fantastically full family tree cf.:

Hughes of Gwerclas 1/2/3/4:

  1. 12694-Welsh Medieval Database

Susanna was the 2nd wife of Madog ab Maredudd, Brenin of Povys. Source- Griffith-Pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarvan,Page 331

  • Daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan
  • Wife of Madoc (Madog, Madwg) ap Maredudd

Welsh wives *did not* take their husbands' patronymics. It was not until the Welsh started using regular surnames (c. 16th century with isolated earlier examples) that women started taking their husbands' last names.

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Royal Family of Gwynedd - The Children of Gruffudd, Nephew of Iago;, for a detailed look at the trees for BOTH Gruffudd(s) ap Cynan(Steven Ferry, March 30, 2017.)

Name Susanna verch Gruffydd Alt Name[2] Susanna Gender Female Birth? abt 1095 Gwynedd, Wales Alt Birth? ABT 1098 Caernarvonshire, Wales Alt Birth? 1105 Caernarvonshire, Wales Marriage 1120 Aberffraw Castle,Aberffraw,Anglesey,Walesto Madog ap Maredudd , King of Powys Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce with Madog ap Maredudd , King of Powys Death? 1165 Burke,,,

Parents and Siblings (edit)

  ''' F.  Gruffydd ap Cynan'''
   '''M.  Angharad verch Owain'''

m. 1082

  *  Rhanullt verch Gruffydd
 *   Elen verch Gruffydd
 *   Merinedd Verch Gruffydd
 *   Margred verch Gruffudd
 *   Susanna verch Gruffydd
  *  Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd
   * Cadwallon ap Gruffydd
   * Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd , King of Gwynedd
  *  Membyr Ap Gruffudd
   * Rhael Verch Gruffudd
   *  Annes verch Gruffudd
   *  Cadwaladr ap Gruffydd
   *  Margred verch Gruffudd
    *  Tudwal Ap Gruffudd

Spouse and Children (edit)

 '''  H.  Madog ap Maredudd , King of Powys'''
   * W.  Susanna verch Gruffydd

m. 1120

  *  Gruffydd ap Madog
  *  Llewelyn ap Madog
  *  Owain ap Madog
   * Elise ap Madog
   * Margaret ferch Madog
   * Gwenllian verch Madog
    * Efa verch Madog
    *  Iorwerth ap Madog
     *  Owain ap Madog
     *  Miss Verch Madog

References :

     SUSANN, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
   ↑ Gruffudd ap Cynan 1, in Bartrum, Peter C. (Peter Clement). Welsh genealogies, AD 300-1400. (Wales: University of Wales Press, c1980). 
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Susanna verch Gruffydd's Timeline

Caernarvonshire, Wales
Age 30
Mechoin, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Age 32
Montgomeryshire, Wales
Age 34
Overton-Madog, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Age 35
Montgomeryshire, Wales
Age 35
Montgomeryshire, , Wales
Age 39
Montgomeryshire, Wales
Age 45
Montgomeryshire, Wales
Age 70