#3 - GWAITHFOED OF CEREDIGION
Bartrum suggests this pedigree:
"Cadifor ap Gwaithfoed ap Eunydd ap
Cadifor ap Peredur Beiswyrdd"
In his notes, he says:
"Gwaithfoed of Ceredigion (born c.
1070). He was father of Cydiform from whom many families in Ceredigion were descended; and of Gwallog (Pen. 131 pp 302/3;
Dwnn i, 96). He could also be the Gwaithfoed mentioned by Giraldus Cambrensis as the father of Ednywain, Lay Abbott
of Llanbadarn Fawr."
We believe the pedigree given
by Bartrum is precisely that of Gwaithfoed of Meirionydd (#2 in this series of patriarchs). Our construction makes the
Gwaithfoed of Ceredigion the grandson of Gwaithfoed of Meirionydd, and would insert in front of Bartrum's pedigree "Gwaithfoed
ap Cadifor" and date his birth as c. 1160. This Cadifor was a brother of Cynillin ap Gwaithfoed of Meirionydd.
The "Gwallog" mentioned by Bartrum
was the son of a wholly different Gwaethfoed, the one of Buellt born c. 1090 and descended from Elystan Glodrydd. Giraldus
Cambrensis made his journey through Wales in 1188 and describes an Ednywain ap Gwaithfoed as an "old man who had grown grey
in iniquity" and was usurping the office of abbott at Llanbadarn Fawr. He would fit chronologically as a son of Gwaithfoed
of Meirionydd born c. 1130, not Gwaithfoed of Ceredigion.
For a fuller treatment of this
man, refer to our paper "Sorting out the Gwaithfoeds" at the link below: