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Tudor Fychan ap Gronwy

Also Known As: "Tudur Fychan ap Goronwy", "Tewdwr ap Gronwy"
Birthplace: Peniarth, Llanegryn, Merionethshire, wales, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Son of Goronwy ap Tudur Hen and Gwerfyl verch Madog
Husband of Gwladys verch Hywel and Margred verch Thomas
Father of Gronwy ap Tudur Fychan; Ednyfed "Fychan" (The Younger) ap Tudor; Rhys ap Tudur Fychan; Gwilym ap Tudur Fychan; Margred verch Tudur and 3 others
Brother of Madog ap Gronwy Fychan; Hywel ap Gronwy; Gruffudd ap Gronwy; Gwerfyl verch Gronwy and Gwenllian verch Goronwy

Occupation: Lord of Penmynydd
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About Tudor Fychan ap Gronwy


Goronwy and Morfydd were parents to Tudur Hen, Lord of Penmynydd (d. 1311); Tudur Hen later married Angharad ferch Ithel Fychan, daughter of Ithel Fychan ap Ithel Gan, Lord of Englefield. They were parents to Goronwy ap Tudur, Lord of Penmynydd (d. 1331)

Goronwy ap Tudur was married to Gwerfyl ferch Madog, daughter of Madog ap Dafydd, Baron of Hendwr. They were parents to Tudur Fychan, Lord of Pemmynydd (d. 1367)

Tudur Fychan married Margaret ferch Thomas. (Margaret was daughter to Thomas ap Llewelyn, Lord of Is Coed, South Wales and his wife Eleanor ferch Philip. Her paternal grandfather was Llewelyn ab Owain, Lord of Gwynnionith. The maternal grandfather was Philip ab Ifor, Lord of Is Coed.)

Llewelyn ab Owain's was the son of  Elennor of England countess of Bar and  Henry 111 de Bar. 

Eleanor of England's was the daughter of Edward the 1st, King of England (Longshanks) and Eleanor of Castile Queen consort of England.

Tudur and Margaret were parents to Maredudd ap Tudur (d. 1406);

This Tudor Vychan was the father of four sons, of whom the eldest, Gronw Vychan, was in favour with the Black Prince and with Richard II. He was forester of Snowdon and steward of the bishop of Bangor's lordship in Anglesey. He died in 1382, an infant son being heir to his lands in Penmynydd, whose sister carried them to her husband Gwylym ap Gmffydd of Penrhyn. Gronw Vychan,, whom a bard calls "a pillar of the court: the ardent pursuer of France," was probably the warrior whose effigy remains in the church at Penmynydd.

Gronw's brothers Gwylym and Rhys served Richard II. as captains of archers. Their youngest brother, Meredydd ap Tudor, escheator of Anglesey in 1392 and, like Gronw, an officer of the household of the bishop of Bangor, is said to have slain a man and fled to the wild country about Snowdon. He was the father of Owen ap Meredydd, commonly called Owen Tudor, a squire who appears at the court of the infant king Henry VI.

Nevertheless, striped of their royal Welsh titles the Tudors had royal lineage not only through Edward the 1st but through their Welsh ancestry as well.

See Darrell Wolcott, http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id92.html -- "The Pedigree of Ednywain Bendew" -- for untangling of these lines. (April 19, 2016, Anne Brannen, curator)

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Tudor Fychan ap Gronwy's Timeline

Peniarth, Llanegryn, Merionethshire, wales, (Present UK)
Age 15
Age 30
Denbighshire, Wales
Age 35
Age 55
Penmynydd, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdon
September 19, 1367
Age 57
Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales, (Present UK)
Age 57
Age 57
January 30, 1894
Age 57