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Agricola, King of Dyfed


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  • Name Agricola   [1
    Suffix King of Dyfed 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3424  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    +1. Uortiporius, King of Dyfed,   d. Between 500 and 550
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F3863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Aerghul Lawhir.

      Stewart Baldwin: "[A] good king, according to Gildas [...] His reign as king of Dyfed is confirmed by the contemporary testimony of Gildas, who, although he does not provide his name, calls his son Uortiporius the bad son of a good king. His name comes from the later sources, of which HG is the earliest. His chronology is very uncertain, due to the uncertain timeframe of Gildas, but the late fifth century would be a reasonable estimate. Agricola was of Irish descent, a member of the tribe known as the Déisi, a segment of which moved from Ireland to Wales at an uncertain date, and eventually became rulers of Dyfed. His claimed father Tryffin (Triphun), if accurately remembered, is nothing more than a name, and there are significant disagreements in the genealogy prior to Tryffin. If it can be accepted that they hide a grain of truth, it is at least arguable that Agricola's grandfather was a man who was nicknamed 'Briscus' (Irish 'Brosc', Welsh 'Vreisc')."

  • Sources 
    1. [S885] Stewart Baldwin, 9-part post to soc.genealogy.medieval, beginning on 26 Nov 1998: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.