Owain ap Edwyn
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: 1105, Deheubarth, Wales 1092
~ A History of Wales, Vol. II, p. 767, The Genealogical Table #2, The Line of Deheubarth, Owain, d. 1105, son of Edwin, and father to Llywarch, Grown, Rhiryd, Meilyr and Anghard, wife of Gruffydd ap Cynan.1092
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• Background Information. 926
Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd and second son of Gruffudd ap Cynan and Angharad, daughter of Owain ab Edwin, was married to Gwladus, daughter of Llywarch ap Trahaearn as his first wife, and he married as his second wife, Christina, his cousin, daughter of Gronw ap Owen ap Edwin. By Gwladus he had two sons, Iorwerth Drwyndwn and Maelgwn, and by Christina he had to more sons Dafydd and Rhodri. He had at least six other sons, of whom two, Hywel and Cynan, survived him and two daughters, Angharad, wife of Gruffydd Maelor I and Gwenllian, wife of Owain Cyfeilog.
• Background Information. 1101
Owain ap Edwin, Welsh Chieftain, was a son of Edwin ap Gronw ap Einon ap Owen ap Hywell Dad and his wife Iwerydd, daughter of Cynfyn ap Gwerstan. Owain's father, Edwin held the position of Counsillt (near Flintshire) from Robert of Rhuddlan at the time of the Domesday survey, and was probably the most important Welshman at this time in Tegeingl. Owain succeeded to this position about 1090. In 1098, he gave assistance to his suzerain, Earl Hugh of Chester, and to Earl Hugh of Shrewsbury in their joint invasion of Anglesey, and thereby acquired the name of "OwainFradwr" (the Traitor). On the flight of Gruffydd ap Cynan and Cadwagan ap Bleddyn in the same year, the invaders set him up as ruler of Gwynedd; but a revolt of the Welsh brought the two leaders back from Ireland in 1099, and Owain's rule came to an end. He died in 1104, after a long illness. His sons, Llywarch, Gronw, Rhiddid, Meilyr, and Ieuaf were men of importance in Tegeingl, and some them founded famileis of note in the district. His daughter, Angharad, was the wife of Gruffydd ap Cyan.
[Sources Cited by author: Annales Cambrić; Brut y Tywysogion, Oxford edit.; Brut y Saeson, in the Myvyrian Archaeology.]
~John Edward Lloyd, Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. XLII, 1895 Edition, p. 390
• Web Reference: Owain ab Edwin from the Dictionary of Welsh Biography Online. 1012
Owain ab Edwin was a landowner in Tegeingl (modern Flintshire), and reputed son of Edwin ap Gronwy, the great-great-grandson of Hwyel Dad by Iwerydd, half sister of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn. Owain's daughter Angharad married Gruffydd ap Cynan. His son, Gronw, was the father of Christina, the second wife of Owain Gwynedd.