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Legendary History Prior to 1st Century BC
Beli Mawr and Llyr Llediath in Welsh Pedigrees
The Bartrum "Welsh Genealogies"
Bartrum's "Pedigrees of the Welsh Tribal Patriarchs"
A study in charting medieval citations
The Evolution of the "Padriarc Brenin" Pedigree
Generational Gaps and the Welsh Laws
Minimum Age for Welsh Kingship in the Eleventh Century
The Lands of the Silures
Catel Durnluc aka Cadell Ddyrnllwg
Ancient Powys
The Royal Family of Powys
The Royal Family of Gwynedd
The 5 Plebian Tribes of Wales
Maxen Wledig of Welsh Legend
Maxen Wledig and the Welsh Genealogies
Anwn Dynod ap Maxen Wledig
Constans I and his 343 Visit to Britain
Glast and the Glastening
Composite Lives of St Beuno
Rethinking the Gwent Pedigrees
The Father of Tewdrig of Gwent
Another Look at Teithfallt of Gwent
Ynyr Gwent and Caradog Freich Fras
Llowarch ap Bran, Lord of Menai
Rulers of Brycheiniog - The Unanswered Questions
Lluan ferch Brychan
The Herbert Family Pedigree
Edwin of Tegeingl and his Family
Angharad, Heiress of Mostyn
Ithel of Bryn in Powys
Idnerth Benfras of Maesbrook
Henry, the Forgotten Son of Cadwgan ap Bleddyn
The Muddled Pedigree of Sir John Wynn of Gwydir
The Mysterious Peverel Family
The Clan of Tudor Trevor
The Other "Sir Roger of Powys"
Ancestry of Ieuaf ap Adda ap Awr of Trevor
The Retaking of Northeast Wales
Hedd Molwynog or Hedd ap Alunog of Llanfair Talhearn
"Meuter Fawr" son of Hedd ap Alunog
The Medieval "redating" of Braint Hir
Aaron Paen ap Y Paen Hen
Welsh Claims to Ceri after 1179
The Battle of Mynydd Carn
Trahaearn ap Caradog of Arwystli
Cadafael Ynfyd of Cydewain
Maredudd ap Robert, Lord of Cedewain
Cadwgan of Nannau
Maredudd ap Owain, King of Deheubarth
What Really Happened in Deheubarth in 1022?
Two Families headed by a Rhydderch ap Iestyn
The Era of Llewelyn ap Seisyll
Cynfyn ap Gwerystan, the Interim King
The Consorts and Children of Gruffudd ap Llewelyn
The 1039 Battle at Rhyd y Groes
The First Wife of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn
Hywel ap Gronwy of Deheubarth
The Brief Life of Gruffudd ap Maredudd
The Other Gwenwynwyn
Eunydd son of Gwenllian
Sandde Hardd of Mortyn
The Floruit of Einion ap Seisyllt
The Enigmatic Elystan Glodrydd
Cowryd ap Cadfan of Dyffryn Clwyd
Owain ap Cadwgan and Nest ferch Rhys - An Historic Fiction?
The "sons" of Owain ap Cadwgan ap Bleddyn
The Betrayal by Meirion Goch Revisited
Gwyn Ddistain, seneschal for Llewelyn Fawr
The Men of Lleyn - How They Got There
Trahaearn Goch of Lleyn
Einion vs Iestyn ap Gwrgan - The Conquest of Glamorgan
Dafydd Goch ap Dafydd - His Real Ancestry
Thomas ap Rhodri - Father of Owain "Lawgoch"
The "Malpas" Family in Cheshire
Einion ap Celynin of Llwydiarth
Marchweithian, Lord of Is Aled, Rhufoniog
Osbwrn Wyddel of Cors Gedol
Bradwen of Llys Bradwen in Meirionydd
Ednowain ap Bradwen
Sorting out the Gwaithfoeds
Three Men called Iorwerth Goch "ap Maredudd"
The Caradog of Gwynedd With 3 Fathers
Who Was Sir Robert Pounderling?
Eidio Wyllt - What Was His Birthname?
The Legendary Kingdom of Seisyllwg
The Royal Family of Ceredigion
Llewelyn ap Hoedliw, Lord of Is Cerdin
The Ancestry of Owain Glyndwr
Welsh Ancestry of the Tudor Dynasty
Gruffudd ap Rhys, the Homeless Prince
The Children of Lord Rhys
Maredudd Gethin ap Lord Rhys
The 'Next Heir' of Morgan of Caerleon
Pedigree of the ancient Lords of Ial
The Shropshire Walcot Family
Pedigree of "Ednowain Bendew II"
Pedigree of Cynddelw Gam
                                        MATHAFERN FAMILY
                                              CHART VI
 
                                1020  Eunydd of Meirionydd[1]
                                                   l
                                     1050  Ednowain
                                                   l
                                       1080  Seisyllt
                 _____________________l__________
                 l                                                 l
      1110  Einion[2]                              1115  Sian[3]
                 l                                                =
    1140  Gronwy                              Einion ap Rhys Goch  1105
                 l                                              CHART I
     1175  Tudor  
                 l
    1210  Gronwy
                 l
     1240  Tudor[4]
                 l
   1270  Llewelyn
                 l
  1305  Ieuan Lloyd
                 l
   1340  Gruffudd===Arddun ferch Ieuan 1350
                 l                 CHART III
  1370  Dafydd Lloyd
                 l
   1400  Llewelyn
                 l
 1435  Dafydd Lloyd, bard
                 l
    1465  Marged====Roger Walcot, son of  1455
               [5]           John Walcot, son of
                               Sir Philip Walcot
                                    CHART I
 
The Charts cross-referenced above can be seen by clicking on the appropriate links which follow the notes below
       
NOTES:
[1]  This family is 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] Most pedigrees seem to date Einion 60 years later by omitting one pair of the repeating names "Tudor ap Gronwy"
[5]  Marged is cited as a daughter of Dafydd Lloyd, the bard of Mathafern, 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 town in Cynllaith named after an earlier manor of that name erected by an ancestor of Dafydd Lloyd who acquired the land via marriage.  Lloyd was NOT a surname; direct descendents of the bard adopted the surname PUGH after Dafydd's grandson Huw.  The name is an elided "ap Huw".  Lloyd was simply a nickname meaning "gray"
 
SOURCES:
[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
 
 

CHART I

CHART III