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Rhys ap Tewdr King of Deheubarth
(-Abt 1093/1093)
Gwladus verch Rhiwallon
Gruffydd ap Cynan
(Abt 1054/1055-1137)
Angharad verch Owain
Gruffydd ap Rhys King of Deheubarth
(Abt 1090-1137)
Gwenllian verch Gruffydd
Rhys ap Gruffydd King of Deheubarth
(Abt 1132-1197)


Family Links

1. Gwenllian verch Madog

2. Unknown
  • verch Rhys
  • verch Rhys
3. Unknown
  • Meurug ap Rhys

Rhys ap Gruffydd King of Deheubarth 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1132 1
  • Marriage (1): Gwenllian verch Madog 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Unknown
  • Marriage (3): Unknown
  • Died: 28 Apr 1197 aged about 65 1
  • BuriedMale: Eglwys Gadeiriol Tyddewi (St. David's Cathedral), St. Davids, Haverfordwest, Pembrokshire, Wales, SA62, GB 1

   Another name for Rhys was Rhys "Fychan" ap Gruffydd.

  General Notes:

RHYS ap Gruffydd, son of GRUFFYD ap Rhys King of Deheubarth & his wife Gwenllian of Gwynedd ([1132]-28 Apr 1197, bur St David's). [The Gwentian Chronicle names "Gwenllian daughter of Grufudd son of Cynan" as the mother of "Rhys" son of "Grufudd son of Rhys".] He succeeded his half-brother in 1153 as King of Deheubarth, jointly with his brother. The Annales Cambrić record that "Resus…iunior eius frater" succeeded after "Maredut filius Grifini" was killed in 1156. The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records that "Rhys son of Tewdwr began to reign" in 1077. Gerald of Wales´s Descriptio Kambrić names "descendientes...a Theodoro...Resus filius Theodori, Griphinus filius Resi, et Resus filius Griphini qui hodie praest" as successive rulers in South Wales. The Annales Cambrić record the death "IV Kal Mai" in 1195 of "Resus Grifini filius Sudwallić princeps" and his burial "apud Sanctum David".

m GWENLLIAN of Powys, daughter of MADOG ap Maredudd King of Powys & his wife Susann of Gwynedd.

Mistress (1): ---.

Mistress (2): his niece, ---, daughter of MAREDUDD ap Gryffydd & his wife ---. The Chronicle of the Princes of Wales records the birth in 1172 of "Meurug son of the lord Rhys son of Gruffudd, of the daughter of Maredudd son of Gruffudd, his niece, the daughter of his brother".

Rhys & his wife had eleven children: Gruffydd, Maredudd, Cynwrig, Rhys, Maredudd, Maelgwn, Hywel, Maredudd, Gwenllian, Morgan and Nest.

Rhys had two illegitimate daughters by Mistress (1).

Rhys had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2): Meurug. 1

Rhys married Gwenllian verch Madog, daughter of Madog ap Maredudd Prince of Powys and Susann verch Gruffydd.1 2

Rhys next married.

Rhys next married.


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

2 P.C. Bartrum, Aberystwyth University, <i>Prosiect Bartrum/Bartrum Project</i> ( : accessed 12 Jul 2020), Rhys ap Tewdwr 01 & 04, Bleddyn ap Cynfyn 03.

3 Charles Mosley, <i>Burke's Peerage & Baronetage</i> (Burke's Peerage, 1999), 2604.

4 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), VIII:532.

5 P.C. Bartrum, Aberystwyth University, <i>Prosiect Bartrum/Bartrum Project</i> ( : accessed 12 Jul 2020), Rhys ap Tewdwr 01 & 04.

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