Madog ap Maredydd Prince of Powys
- Born: Abt 1091, Montgomeryshire, Wales
- Marriage: Susanna verch Gruffydd of Gwynedd 160,1092
- Died: 1160, Winchester, Hampshire, England about age 69 160,1092
- Buried: St. Tysilio, Meifod, Montgomeryshire, Wales
~ Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 , 8th Edition, 176B:26 160Marared was the daughter of Madog ap Maredudd, ruler of by and his wife Susanna, daughter of Gryffydd ap Cyanan, ruler of Gwynedd.
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• Background Information. 926
In 1150, Madog ab Meredudd joined forces with those of Randulph, Earl of Chester, and marched against Owain Gwyneed, Prince of North Wales. They were defeated. In 1152/3, the earl of Chester died.
In 1155, Prince Madog ab Maredudd built the castle of Caer Einion in Powys, near Cymer, and took his nephew, Meurig ab Gruffydd, out of prison, and soon after this he consecrated Eglwys Fair in Meivod. Madog also built the castle of Overton, which he made his chief residence, and the castle when then called Overton Madog.
Prince Madog ab Maredudd married, as his first wife, Susanna, daughter of Gruffydd ab Cynan ab Iago, King of Gwynedd. He married a second time to a Norman lady, Maude, daughter of Roese de Verdun, which brought the lordship of Oswestry to him, and later his children. This marriage was to bring his downfall. Maude went to Henry II, King of England, to lay her case before him. Henry II sent for Madog, and asked him to bring no more than four and twenty horse with him. Maude was to bring no more with her, but Maude tricked Madog by having two men on each of her twenty-four horses, which overpowered Madog's men. He was thrown into prision, where he died in 1159. His body was removed to Powys, where he was buried in the church of St. Tyssilio at Meivod or as other have said, he was buried in St. Mary's Church at Meivod, which he had consecrated in 1155.
Children of Prince Madog ab Maredydd and his first wife, Susanna, daughter of Grufydd ab Cynan ab Iago, King of Gwynedd were:
Llyywelyn ab Madog, who was slain just after his father's death in 1159
Owain ab Madog, Lord of Mechain
Elissau ab Madog, Lord of Edeyrnion
Margaret, wife of Iowerth Drwyndwn
Gwenllian, wife of Lord Rhys ab Gruffydd, Prince of South Wales
Madog ap Maredydd also had three illegitimate sons:
Owain Brogyntyn, Madog's son by a daughter of Maer Dud, the Black Mayor of Rug, in Edeyrnion.
Einion Efell and Cynwrig Efell, twins
~ History of the Prnices, The Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, Vol. I, pp. 113-128
• Web Reference: Dictionary of Welsh Biography, Madog ap Maredydd . 1012
Madog ap Maredudd, King of Powys, son of Maredydd ap Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, was the last to rule as king over the whole of Powys. Madog married Susanna, daughter of Owain Gwynedd. His dominions were divided mong a number of minor lords of Powys who were his sons and nephews.
Madog married Susanna verch Gruffydd of Gwynedd, daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan Prince of North Wales King of Gwynedd and Angharad verch Owain 160.,1092 (Susanna verch Gruffydd of Gwynedd was born about 1095.)