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Rhodri "Mawr" ap Merfyn
Anghard verch Merig of Seisyllwg
Cadell ap Rhodri King of South Wales
Hywel "Dda" ap Cadell Prince of Deheubarth
(Abt 887-948)


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Hywel "Dda" ap Cadell Prince of Deheubarth

  • Born: Abt 887, Deheubarth, Wales
  • Marriage: Elen verch Llywarch 1013,1092
  • Died: 948, Deheubarth, Wales about age 61 926,1095

bullet   Another name for Hywel was Howell "the Good" King of Gwynedd.

bullet  General Notes:

~ Brut y Tywysogion
p.21 "Nine hundred and twenty was the year of Christ, when king Howel the Good, son of Cadell, went to Rome: Elen died."
p.23, "948. And Howel the Good, son of king Cadell, chief and glory of all Britons, died." 1095

bullet  Information about this person:

• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Wales . 1013
The ancestry of Hywel "Dda" ap Cadell 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.

• Web Reference: Hywel Dda .

• Web Reference: Wikipedia on Hywel Dda .
Hywel was born around 880, and was the younger son of Cadel ap Rhodri, who was the son of Rhodri the Great. Hywel married Elen, daughter of Llywarch ap Hyfaidd.

• Background Information. 1091
Hywel Dda ruled over a large part of Wales between 943 and 950. His grandfather was Rhodri Mawr and his father was Cadell, ruler of Seisyllwg. When his father Cadell died in about 911, he inherited half of his father's lands. His brother, Clydog died in 920, and the other half went to Hywel.

Hywel married Elen, the heiress of Llywarch ap Hyfaidd, king of Dyfed. Hywel's kingdom remained in the hands of their decendants for generations.

Hywel extended his control over Gwynedd and Powys after the leaders of both, Idwal ab Anarawd and his bother Elisedd were killed in a battle against the English in 942. This gave him authority over most of Wales, and it is believed that he played a part in the complilation of written Welsh Laws during his reign.

~ Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia, p. 946-947

Hywel married Elen verch Llywarch, daughter of Llywarch ap Hyfaidd and Unknown 1013.,1092 (Elen verch Llywarch was born about 893 in Wales and died in 926 in Wales 1095.)

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