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Idonea de Malpas

Female - Bef 1295

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Idonea de Malpas (daughter of David de Malpas and Constance ferch Owain); died before 1295 in Malpas, Cheshire, England.

    Family/Spouse: Urian de St. Pierre. Urian (son of John de St. Pierre) was born in 1220; died between 1290 and 1300 in Cheshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Katherine de St. Pierre died after 1296.
    2. John de St. Pierre was born in 1246; died in 1290.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  David de Malpas (son of William de Malpas and Beatrix de Mohaut).


    Yet another David de Malpas who appears to have been referred to as "le Clerc." Also called David de Malo Passu.

    David married Constance ferch Owain. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Constance ferch Owain (daughter of Owain Cyfeiliog ap Gruffudd ap Maredudd ap Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and Gwenllian ferch Owain).
    1. 1. Idonea de Malpas died before 1295 in Malpas, Cheshire, England.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William de Malpas (son of David de Malpas and Catherine Vaughn).


    According to Ormerod, he left no legitimate issue with his wife, Margaret, daughter of Cadogan de Lynton, but he left issue with his mistress, Beatrix Montalt, the daughter the seneschal of the earl of Chester.

    William married Beatrix de Mohaut. Beatrix (daughter of Roger de Mohaut and Nichole) died after 1245 in Cheshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Beatrix de Mohaut (daughter of Roger de Mohaut and Nichole); died after 1245 in Cheshire, England.


    Also called Beatrix de Monte Alto; Beatrix de Montalt.

    1. Roger de Malpas
    2. 2. David de Malpas

  3. 6.  Owain Cyfeiliog ap Gruffudd ap Maredudd ap Bleddyn ap Cynfyn was born about 1130 (son of Gruffudd ap Maredudd and Gwerful ferch Gwrgeneu); died in 1197 in Monastery of Strata Marcella, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales.


    Prince of southern Powys. Also called Owain ap Gruffudd. Died as a monk at the Cistercian monastery of Strata Marcella (Ystrad Marchell) near Welshpool, which he had founded in 1170.

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    Owain Cyfeiliog probably married twice, first certainly to Gwenllïan, daughter of Owain Gwynedd, and second perhaps to Gwenllïan, daughter of Ednywain, claimed by later genealogies to be of the line of Gollwyn ap Tangno. [...]

    Gerald of Wales includes Owain Cyfeiliog with Owain Gwynedd and Maredudd ap Gruffudd ap Rhys of south Wales as the three Welshmen who, in his days, were conspicuous for their justice, prudence, and moderation as rulers. The lavish hospitality of Owain's court -- "Where there was drinking without want, without refusal" -- was celebrated by the poet Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr. Cynddelw's poetry also testifies to Owain's raids against Anglo-Norman lands in the Shropshire marches, among them the territories of the Corbet lords of Caus, an aspect of his career which is ignored by the chronicles. The poet's evidence is complemented by the portrayal of Owain in the thirteenth-century Anglo-French romance "Fouke le Fitz Waryn" (the Fitzwarines held land of the Corbets at Alberbury). Here he features as "un chevaler hardy e fer" (a bold and fierce knight) who grievously wounds Fouke le Fitz Waryn.

    Owain, whom Gerald of Wales praised for the readiness of his tongue, is renowned in Welsh literary history as a poet. Two poems, the lengthy "Hirlas Owain", which is definitely ascribed to Owain in the Red Book of Hergest, and the shorter "Englynion on the circuit of Wales" have been regarded as his work. The "Hirlas" is an unusual poem, which, in dramatic style, depicts a feast in Owain's court following a raid in Maelor in north-east Wales to free his brother Meurig from prison, an event which the Welsh chronicles show to have taken place in 1156. Owain praises his brave warriors, calling upon his cup-bearer to bring the long blue ("hirlas") drinking-horn filled with mead to each hero in turn. Recent stylistic analysis of this and the other poem, however, implies that their true author was Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, Owain's court poet, and that the prince's role was that of a persona in the poems rather than their creator.

    Owain married Gwenllian ferch Owain. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 7.  Gwenllian ferch Owain (daughter of Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd and Gwladus ferch Llywarch).
    1. Gwenwynwyn died about 1216 in Cheshire, England.
    2. 3. Constance ferch Owain

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  David de Malpas (son of William le Belward and Beatrix of Chester); died before 1261.


    Also called Dan David de Malpas; also called David le Clerc, from his being secretary to the Earl of Chester. Later knighted and made a justice of Chester.

    David married Catherine Vaughn. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 9.  Catherine Vaughn (daughter of Owen Vaughn).


    Also called Catherine Fychan.

    1. 4. William de Malpas
    2. Peter le Clerc was born in in of Malpas, Cheshire, England.
    3. Philip de Egerton died in in of Egerton, Cheshire, England.

  3. 10.  Roger de Mohaut was born in in of Elford, Staffordshire, England (son of Robert de Mohaut); died in 1232 in Cheshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1231


    Also called Roger de Montalt. Hereditary seneschal to the earl of Chester.

    Roger married Nichole. Nichole died after 1232. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 11.  Nichole died after 1232.
    1. Leucha de Mohaut died before 1228.
    2. 5. Beatrix de Mohaut died after 1245 in Cheshire, England.
    3. Roger de Mohaut was born in in of Mold, Cheshire, England; died on 18 Jun 1260.

  5. 12.  Gruffudd ap Maredudd (son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and Hunydd ferch Einudd).

    Gruffudd married Gwerful ferch Gwrgeneu. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  6. 13.  Gwerful ferch Gwrgeneu


    Said to have been a descendant of the possibly ahistorical Elystan Glodrydd.

    1. 6. Owain Cyfeiliog ap Gruffudd ap Maredudd ap Bleddyn ap Cynfyn was born about 1130; died in 1197 in Monastery of Strata Marcella, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Wales.

  7. 14.  Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (son of Gruffydd ap Cynan ab Iago, King of Gwynedd and Angharad ferch Owain); died in 1169; was buried in Bangor Cathedral, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 23 Nov 1170
    • Alternate death: 28 Nov 1170


    "Though it was Owain who finally accepted the principle of Angevin overlordship over Gwynedd, he regarded himself as no ordinary vassal (his attitude to episcopal elections in the see of Bangor should be noted) and it is clear that it was he who gave initial direction to the policies of his successors. It was largely due to his example, moreover, that the native rulers of Wales ceased to be mere tribal chieftains and took their place alongside the great feudal magnates of the time. The praises so repeatedly accorded to his many personal qualities by contemporary poets, and indeed by several public figures who could not have been predisposed in his favour, have so genuine a tone about them that the progressive trends in all the arts of peace and war discerned in 12th century Wales, it must be concluded, were in large measure due to the fostering genius of 'Owain the Great.'" [Dictionary of Welsh Biography, citation details below.]

    Owain married Gwladus ferch Llywarch. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  8. 15.  Gwladus ferch Llywarch (daughter of Llywarch ap Trahearn).


    Also called Gwladus of North Wales.

    1. Iorwerth Drwyndwn ap Owain Gwynedd died about 1174.
    2. 7. Gwenllian ferch Owain