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Owain ap Gruffudd ab Yr Arglwydd Rhys

Male - 1236


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Owain ap Gruffudd ab Yr Arglwydd Rhys (son of Gruffudd ab Yr Arglwydd Rhys and Matilda de Briouze); died on 18 Jan 1236 in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales; was buried in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales.

    Notes:

    "In 1233 he joined the Earl of Pembroke in reducing many English strongholds in Wales. Later he joined Maelgwn Fychan ap Maelgwn ap Rhys and Rhys Gryg in an attempt against Carmarthen Castle, but Henry Turberville arrived from Bristol with a large army and many ships. Turberville ran a vessel at high tide against a temporary bridge which had been built by the Welsh and broke it down, causing 300 of the Welsh to die." [Medieval Welsh Ancestors of Certain Americans, citation details below]

    Family/Spouse: (Unknown daughter of Gwion Sais). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Maredudd ab Owain ap Gruffudd ab Yr Arglwydd Rhys died in Mar 1265 in Llanbardarn Fawr, Ceredigion, Wales; was buried in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Gruffudd ab Yr Arglwydd Rhys (son of Rhys ap Gruffydd, King of Deheubarth and Gwenllian ferch Madog); died on 25 Jul 1201 in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales; was buried in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales.

    Gruffudd married Matilda de Briouze. Matilda (daughter of William de Briouze and Maud de St. Valéry) died on 29 Dec 1210 in Llanbardarn Fawr, Ceredigion, Wales; was buried in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Matilda de Briouze (daughter of William de Briouze and Maud de St. Valéry); died on 29 Dec 1210 in Llanbardarn Fawr, Ceredigion, Wales; was buried in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales.
    Children:
    1. 1. Owain ap Gruffudd ab Yr Arglwydd Rhys died on 18 Jan 1236 in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales; was buried in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Rhys ap Gruffydd, King of Deheubarth was born about 1132 (son of Gruffydd ap Rhys and Gwenllian ferch Gruffudd); died on 24 Apr 1197; was buried in St Davids Cathedral, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 Apr 1197

    Notes:

    Also called Ys Arglwydd Rhys, "The Lord Rhys."

    Rhys married Gwenllian ferch Madog. Gwenllian (daughter of Madog ap Maredudd, Prince of Powys Fadog and (Unknown wife or mistress of Madog ap Maredudd)) died in 1160. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Gwenllian ferch Madog (daughter of Madog ap Maredudd, Prince of Powys Fadog and (Unknown wife or mistress of Madog ap Maredudd)); died in 1160.

    Notes:

    Also called Gwenllian ferch Madog ap Maredudd ap Bleddyn ap Cynfyn ap Gwerystan ap Gwaithfoed ap Gwynnan ap Gwynnog Farfsych ap Lles Llawdeog ap Ceido ap Corf ap Caenog ap Tegonwy ap Teon ap Gwineu Deufreuddwyd ap Bywyr Lew ap Bywdeg ap Rhun Rhudd Baladr ap Llary ap Casnar Wledig.

    Children:
    1. Gwenllian ferch Yr Arglwydd Rhys died in 1236.
    2. 2. Gruffudd ab Yr Arglwydd Rhys died on 25 Jul 1201 in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales; was buried in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales.

  3. 6.  William de Briouze was born in in of Briouze, Normandy, France (son of William de Briouze and Bertha of Hereford); died on 9 Aug 1211 in Corbeil, near Paris, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Bramber, Sussex, England
    • Alternate death: Sep 1211, Corbeil, near Paris, France

    Notes:

    "William was the most notable member of the de Braose dynasty. His steady rise and sudden fall at the hands of King John is often taken as an example of that king's arbitrary and capricious behaviour towards his barons." [Wikipedia]

    "William de Briouze, Lord of Briouze, Bramber, Brecon, Over Gwent, &c., s. and h. He m. Maud De St. Valery, "Lady of La Haie." In consequence of his well-known quarrel with King John, his lands were forfeited in 1208, and his wife and 1st s. starved to death in the dungeons of Corfe (or of Windsor) in 1210. He d. at Corbeil near Paris, 9, and was bur. 10 Aug. 1211, in the Abbey of St. Victor at Paris." [Complete Peerage I:22]

    "He slaughtered Seisyll ap Dyvnwal (abovenamed) and a host of unarmed Welshmen, in the castle of Abergavenny in 1175, in revenge for the death of his uncle Henry of Hereford [Brut y Tywysogian, R. de Diceto, etc.). Seisyll was owner of Castle Arnold, and is said in an inaccurate version of the Brut to have captured Abergavenny in 1172, the slaughter being dated 1177 (The Gwentian Chronicle, Cambrian Arch. Assoc, p. 137). But the better version of the Brut (Rolls Ser., p. 218; Y Brutieu, in Welsh Texts, ed. Rhys and Evans, 1890, p. 330) on the contrary, states that Seisyll was captured in 1172 by the garrison of Abergavenny. (ex inform. G. W. Watson.)" [Complete Peerage I:22, footnote (a).]

    William married Maud de St. Valéry. Maud (daughter of Bernard de St. Valéry and Matilda) was born about 1150; died in 1210 in Windsor, Berkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Maud de St. Valéry was born about 1150 (daughter of Bernard de St. Valéry and Matilda); died in 1210 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1210, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England

    Notes:

    Also called Maud de Braose; Moll Wallbee; Lady of La Haie.

    From Wikipedia:

    "In 1208, William de Braose quarrelled with his friend and patron King John. The reason is not known but it is alleged that Maud made indiscreet comments regarding the murder of King John's nephew Arthur of Brittany. There was also a large sum of money (five thousand marks) de Braose owed the King. Whatever the reason, John demanded Maud's son William be sent to him as a hostage for her husband's loyalty. Maud refused, and stated loudly within earshot of the King's officers that 'she would not deliver her children to a king who had murdered his own nephew.' The King quickly led troops to the Welsh border and seized all of the castles that belonged to William de Braose. Maud and her eldest son William fled to Ireland, where they found refuge at Trim Castle with the de Lacys, the family of her daughter Margaret. In 1210, King John sent an expedition to Ireland. Maud and her son escaped but were apprehended in Galloway by Donnchadh, Earl of Carrick. After being briefly held at Carrickfergus Castle, they were dispatched to England.

    "Maud and her son William were first imprisoned at Windsor Castle, but were shortly afterwards transferred to Corfe Castle in Dorset where they were placed inside the dungeon. Maud and William both starved to death. [...]

    "Maud de Braose features in many Welsh legends. There is one which says that Maud built the castle of Hay-on-Wye single-handed in one night, carrying the stones in her apron. She was also said to have been extremely tall and often donned armour while leading troops into battle."

    Children:
    1. William de Briouze died in 1210 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.
    2. Reynold de Briouze was born in in of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales; died between 1227 and 1228.
    3. Bertha de Briouze
    4. 3. Matilda de Briouze died on 29 Dec 1210 in Llanbardarn Fawr, Ceredigion, Wales; was buried in Strata Florida Abbey, Ceredigion, Wales.
    5. Margaret de Briouze was born about 1181; died after 25 Jun 1245.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Gruffydd ap Rhys was born about 1090 (son of Rhys ap Tewdyr, King of Deheubarth and (Unknown wife of Rhys ap Tewdyr)); died in 1137.

    Notes:

    He was definitely a son of Rhys ap Tewdyr. He may or may not have been a son of Rhys's first wife, Gwladus verch Rhiwallon.

    Gruffydd married Gwenllian ferch Gruffudd. Gwenllian (daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan ab Iago, King of Gwynedd and Angharad ferch Owain) died in 1136. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Gwenllian ferch Gruffudd (daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan ab Iago, King of Gwynedd and Angharad ferch Owain); died in 1136.

    Notes:

    "At the opening of the great Welsh uprising in 1136, she led an attack on the Norman fortress of Kidwelly, in her husband's absence, and was killed fighting outside the town, at a spot still known as Maes Gwenllian." [Dictionary of Welsh Biography, citation details below]

    Children:
    1. 4. Rhys ap Gruffydd, King of Deheubarth was born about 1132; died on 24 Apr 1197; was buried in St Davids Cathedral, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

  3. 10.  Madog ap Maredudd, Prince of Powys Fadog (son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and Hunydd ferch Einudd); died in 1160 in Winchester, Hampshire, England; was buried in St. Tysilio, Meifod, Powys, Wales.

    Madog married (Unknown wife or mistress of Madog ap Maredudd). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  (Unknown wife or mistress of Madog ap Maredudd)
    Children:
    1. 5. Gwenllian ferch Madog died in 1160.
    2. Owain Brogyntyn ap Madog ap Maredudd ap Bleddyn, King of Powys
    3. Margred ferch Madog

  5. 12.  William de Briouze was born about 1100 in of Bramber, Sussex, England (son of Philip de Briouze and Aenor de Totnes); died about 1180.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 1179
    • Alternate death: Abt 1192
    • Alternate death: Abt 1193

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Hereford, 8 Apr 1173-75.

    "Briouze-Saint-Gervais (formerly Braiose), arrond. of Argentan, dept. of Orne. His descendants spelt the name Brewes. In some 25 early references to this name, not in charter latin, it appears as Breouse, Breuse, or Brewys (the last of which still exists as a surname), but never as Braose, the form adopted in peerages, for which it seems doubtful if there be any good authority." [Complete Peerage I:21, note (e).]

    "William de Briouze, Lord of Briouze in Normandy, and of Bramber, Sussex, s. and h. of Philip de B., of the same, by Aenor, da. and h. of Juhel son of Alvred, Lord of Barnstaple and Totnes. He m., in or before 1150, Bertha, 2nd sister and coh. of William of Hereford abovenamed, being da. of Miles of Gloucester, 1st Earl of Gloucester. Sheriff of Hereford, Easter 1173-1175, at which earlier date probably he already possessed the Lordship of Over Gwent. He was living in 1179." [Complete Peerage I:21-22, as corrected in volume XIV.]

    Chris Phillips' Corrections and Additions to The Complete Peerage notes that Miles was earl of Hereford, not of Gloucester.

    William married Bertha of Hereford about 1150. Bertha (daughter of Miles of Gloucester and Sibyl de Neufmarché) was born in in of Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Bertha of Hereford was born in in of Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales (daughter of Miles of Gloucester and Sibyl de Neufmarché).

    Notes:

    The first heir to Miles of Gloucester as was his son Roger of Hereford, king's constable, who died as a monk in 1155

    His brother Walter of Hereford, king's constable, died 1157-59.

    His brother Henry of Hereford, king's constable, died 1159-63, slain on an Easter eve by Seisyll ap Dyvnwal at Castle Arnold near Abergavenny.

    His brother Mahel of Hereford, king's constable, died sometime after Jan 1164.

    His brother William of Hereford, king's constable, died before 1166, mortally hurt by a stone dropped from Bronllys Tower, co. Brecon.

    Which is how the honor of Abergavenny passed to their sister Bertha and to her husband William de Briouze.

    Children:
    1. 6. William de Briouze was born in in of Briouze, Normandy, France; died on 9 Aug 1211 in Corbeil, near Paris, France.

  7. 14.  Bernard de St. Valéry was born in in of Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire, England (son of Reginald de St. Valéry); died in 1190.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Isleworth, Middlesex, England
    • Alternate birth: of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England
    • Alternate death: Abt 1191

    Bernard married Matilda. Matilda died about 1151. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Matilda died about 1151.
    Children:
    1. 7. Maud de St. Valéry was born about 1150; died in 1210 in Windsor, Berkshire, England.