Owain Wan ap Caradog
(-After 1113)
Iorwerth ap Owain
(-After 1173)
Angharad verch Uchtryd
Hywel ap Iorwerth
(-Abt 1210)


Family Links

1. Gwerful verch Owain

Hywel ap Iorwerth 1 2 3

  • Marriage (1): Gwerful verch Owain 1
  • Died: Abt 1210 3

  General Notes:

HOWEL. The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records that "the king [Henry] proceeded to South Wales and…upon the river Usk he took Iorwerth son of Owain, son of Caradog, son of Gruffudd…[who] with his two sons Owain and Howel…destroyed the town of Caerleon" in 1171. The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records that "Howel son of Iorwerth of Caerleon seized Owain Pencarwn his uncle, unknown to his father" and blinded and castrated him in 1175.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]


Caradog ap Gruffudd, grandson of Rhydderch ap Iestyn, was killed in the battle of Mynydd Cam (1081). By 1140 we hear of Caradog's son, OWAIN AP CARADOG, in Gwynllwg ('Wentloog'); and in 1154 his son, MORGAN AB OWAIN, was recognized by Henry II as lord of Caerleon \emdash this was the Morgan who was killed by Ifor Bach in 1158. He was followed by his brother, IORWERTH AB OWAIN. In 1171 Iorwerth, somehow, fell under the king's displeasure, and lost Caerleon. When (1172) it seemed that the two were once more coming to terms, Iorwerth's son, OWAIN, was killed by the earl of Gloucester's men, and Iorwerth, with his surviving son HYWEL, blazed out against the king and the Normans. Taking advantage of the great 'rebellion' of 1173, they seized Caerleon and other castles in Gwent; and though they had lost these castles by 1175, their friendship with the 'lord' Rhys availed to induce the king to return Caerleon to them; in 1184-5 Hywel was one of the six men who held castles in Glamorgan and Gwent in the king's name.

It was c. 1210 that Hywel was succeeded by his son Morgan...

[Dictionary of Welsh Biography] 2 3

Hywel married Gwerful verch Owain, daughter of Owain Cyfeiliog ap Gruffydd and Unknown.1


1 P.C. Bartrum, Aberystwyth University, <i>Prosiect Bartrum/Bartrum Project</i> ( : accessed 30 Jun 2020), Rhydderch ap Iestyn 1, Bleddyn ap Cynfyn 29.

2 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

3 National Library of Wales, editor, <i>Dictionary of Welsh Biography</i>; <i>Dictionary of Welsh Biography</i> ( : downloaded 17 Jan 2020), MORGAN ap HYWEL (fl. 1210-1248), Welsh lord of Gwynllwg or Caerleon.

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