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                                        MATHAFARN FAMILY
                                              CHART VI
                                1020  Eunydd of Meirionydd[1]
                                     1050  Ednowain
                                       1080  Seisyllt
                 l                                                     l
    1110  Einion[2]                                1115  Sian[3]
                 l                                                    =
    1145  Gronwy                               Einion ap Rhys Goch  1105
                 l                                              CHART I
     1175  Tudor  
  1210  Llewelyn
 1240  Ieuan Llwyd
   1275  Gruffudd
  1305  Llewelyn
 1335  Dafydd Llwyd
    1370  Ieuan
     1400  Huw
 1430  Dafydd Lloyd, bard
                 l                                1455
    1465  Marged====Roger Walcot, son of 
               [4]           John Walcot, son of
                               Sir Philip Walcot
                                    CHART I
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[1]  This family was a junior cadet of the ruling family of Meirionydd and descended from Meirion, the youngest son of Cunedda
[2] Einion ap Seisyllt of Meirionydd fell into disfavor with Cynan ap Owain Gwynedd after the latter's death in 1170.  He sought the protection of Owain Cyfeiliog king of Powys and married his son to that king's daughter.  Thereafter his lands, which bordered Cyfeiliog (and were only a small part of the cantref of Meirionydd), were detached from the kingdom of Gwynedd and became a part of Powys
[3] The medieval pedigrees make Sian a daughter of Einion ap Seisyllt, but that chronology fails by a full generation.  She may have been his sister.
[4]  Marged is cited as a daughter of Dafydd Lloyd, the bard of Mathafarn, who is incorrectly cited as "ap Llewelyn ap Gruffudd".  That construction incorrectly omits an earlier Dafydd Lloyd who was the grandfather of the bard.  The latter was alive in 1485, but too old to join the battle of Bosworth, when he predicted the victory of Henry Tudor over Richard III.  Mathafarn was a manor near Machynlleth named after an earlier manor of that name erected by an ancestor of Dafydd Lloyd.  Lloyd was NOT a surname; direct descendents of the bard adopted the surname PUGH after Dafydd's descendant, Huw ap Ieuan.  The name is an elided "ap Huw".  Lloyd was simply a nickname meaning "gray"
[1] Dwnn ii, 23 & Dwnn i, 295 for ancestry of Einion ap Seisyllt
[2] Dwnn i, 295 for marriage of Gruffudd ap Ieuan Lloyd
[3] Dwnn i, 111; Visitation of Shropshire of 1623, pp 477 for marriage of Marged ferch Dafydd Lloyd