Rhys ap Tewdwr Mawr Prince of South Wales
- Marriage: Gwladus verch Rhiwallon 160,1092
- Died: 1093, a battle near Brecknock Castle 1092,1012
~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 33A:23, 178:1-2, Nesta of Wales, daughter of Rhys Ap Tudor Mawr, Prince of south Wales, and his wife Gwladus, daughter of Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn of Powys parented Henry Fitz Henry with King Henry I of England, and later married Gerald of Windsor, Constable of Pembroke Castle. 160
~ A History of Wales, Vol. II, p. 767, The Genealogical Table #2, The Line of Deheubarth, Rhys ap Tewdwr, son of Tewdwr, married Gwladus, daughter of Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn. They were the parents of Gruffydd, married to Gwenllian, daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan; Hywel; and Nest, married to Gerald of Windsor. 1092
Noted events in his life were:
• Web Reference: Welsh Biography Online Rhys ap Tewdwr. 1012
Rhys ap Tewdwr, king of Deheubarth, grandson of Cadell ab Enion ab Owain ap Hywel Dda, was the last of the ancient kinds of Deheubarth. He married Gwladus, daughter of Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn, and was suvived by two sons, Gruffydd ap Rhys and Hywell and a daughter Nest.
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Rhys ap Tewdr. 1013
The Gwentian Chronicle records that "Rhys son of Tewdwr came from Llydaw and put in a claim to the principality of South Wales as lawful heir" in 1077 [Gwentian Chronicle, p. 65]. The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records that "Rhys son of Tewdwr king of South Wales was killed by the French, who inhabited Brecheiniog, and then fell the kingdom to the Britons" in 1091 [Brut y Tywysogion (Williams), p. 55]. Rhys ap Tewdwr married Gwladus, daughter of Rhiwallon ap Cynryn. The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records in 1106 that "Cadwgan son of Bleddyn and Gwladus daughter of Rhiwallon, the mother of Nest were cousins, as Bleddyn and Rhiwallon, sons of Cynvyn, were brothers" [Brut y Tywysogion (Williams), p. 81].
• Web Reference: Rhys ap Tewdwr From Wikipedia.
St Davids Cathedral, Wales - Tower and South Transept
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Rhys married Gwladus verch Rhiwallon, daughter of Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn of Powys and Unknown.1092 (Gwladus verch Rhiwallon was born about 1052 in Powys, Montgomeryshire, Wales.)