Cadell ap Rhodri King of South Wales
Llywarch ap Hyfaidd
Hywel "Dda" ap Cadell Prince of Deheubarth
(Abt 887-948)
Elen verch Llywarch
(Abt 893-943)
Owain ap Hywel Dha King of South Wales


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Owain ap Hywel Dha King of South Wales

  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 988, Wales 1013,1095

bullet  General Notes:

~ Brut y Tywysogion, p. 23 "Owain, son of' Howel." 1095

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 926
Owain ab Howel Da began his rule over South Wales upon the death of his father in 948. Owain married twice. By his first consort, he had two sons, Eionion and Cadwallawn, the last who died in 961. With his second wife, who is given as Angharad, daughter and heiress of Llewely ab Merfy, Prince of Powys, the third son of Roderig the Great, he had tos sons, Mareddu and Llywarch. Llywarch was taken prioner with two thousand tropps, and had his eyes pulled out by Godfrey the son of Harold, in 986. OWain ab Howel Dda died in 987, and was succeeded by his third son, Maredydd.

~History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, Vol. I, p. 65-66

• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Wales . 1013
Owain ap Hywel, son of Hywel Dda (the Black) and his wife Elen of Dyfed, succeeded his father in 950 as Owain joint King of Gwynedd, along with his brothers.

The ancestry of Owain ap Hywel 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.
Owain ap Hywel, d. 988

• Web Reference: Genealogy of Hywel Dda and the rulers of Deheubarth .

• Pedigree. 1096
Pedigree given in Medieval Wales on p. 5:

Merfy Fryc
h=Nest, sister of Cyngen of Powys
Rhodri Maw
r=Anghared of Ceredigion
Hywel Dda
=Elen, daughter of Llywarch

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