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Hywel "Dda" ap Cadell Prince of Deheubarth
(Abt 887-948)
Elen verch Llywarch
(Abt 893-943)
Owain ap Hywel Dha King of South Wales
Maredydd ab Owain ap Hywel Dda


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Maredydd ab Owain ap Hywel Dda

  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 999, Deheubarth, Wales 1012

bullet  General Notes:

~ Brut y Tywysogion, p. 29, "985. . . .Maredudd, son of Owain, killed Cadwallon, son of Ieuav, victoriously, and subjugated his territory, to wit, the isle of Mona and Meirioydd; and all the districts of Gwynedd he subdued by extreme craft and cunning." 1095

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 926
Maredudd ab Owain, King of all Wales. Maredudd had conquerque Gwynedd in 985, in a battle that he fought with Cadwalla ab Ieuaf. In the following year,he was driven from Gwynedd by Godfrid, the son of Harold. The Principality of Powys came to him from his mohter, the Princess Angharad, and he possessed himself of South Wales on the the death of his father Owain, in 987, to the exculsion of the sons of his eldest brother, Einion ab Owain.

~History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, Vol. I, p. 66

• Web Reference: Dictionary of Welsh Biography, Maredudd ab Owain ap Hywel Dda . 1012
Maredudd ab Owain ap Hywel Dda, king of Deheubart, succeeded his ages father as the sole ruler of Deheubarth in 986, and in the same year repeated the achievement of his grandfather by reuniting Gwynedd and Deheubarth for the period of his reign.

• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Wales . 1013
The ancestry of Maredydd ab Owain given by Charles Cawley is:

Beli, King of Gwynedd
Iago ap Beli, d. 616
Cadfan ap Iago, d. 625, King of Gwynedd
Cadwallon ap Cadfan, d. 633, King of Gwynedd
Cadwallon ap Cadwallon, d. 664, "Fendigard," King of Gwynedd
Idwal ap Cadwaladr, King of Gwynedd
Rhodri ap Idwal "Molwynog," d. 754, King of Gwynedd
Cynan ap Rhodri Dindaethwy, King of Gwynedd.
Ethyll verch Cynan of Gwynedd married to Gwriad
Merfyn ap Gwriad "Frych", d. 844, married Nest of Powys, daughter of Cadell ap Bochwell

Rhodri ap Merfyn married to Anghard of Seisyllwg, daughter of Meurig ap Dyfnwallon, King of Seisyllwg.
Cadell, d. 914, King of Deheubarth
Hywel Dda, d. 950 ("the black"), King of Gwynedd, married to Elen of Dyfed, daughter and heiress of Llywarch ap Hyfaidd, King of Dyfed.
Owain ap Hywel, d. 988
Maredudd ap Owain

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