- Powys Fadog
Powys Fadog or Powys Maelor was the northern portion of the former princely realm of Powys which split in two following the death of
Madog ap Mareduddof Powys in 1160. The realm was divided under Welsh Law, with Madog's nephew Owain Cyfeilioginheriting the south (see Powys Wenwynwyn) and his son Gruffydd MaelorI who inherited the north.
Gruffydd Maelor I received the cantrefi of Maelor and Ial as his portion and later added Nanheudwy, Cynllaith,
Glyndyfrdwyand Lower Mochnant. This northern realm became known as Powys Fadog after 1191.
Princes of Powys Fadog
* 1191– 1236
Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor
Gruffydd II ap Madog, Lord of Dinas Bran
Madog II ap Gruffydd, Lord of Dinas Bran
Madog II was defeated and killed in war with Gwynedd. His brother and heir was forced to accept the overlordship of
Llywelyn the Last.
Gruffydd Fychan Iap Gruffydd, Lord of Dinas Bran
After the defeat of his ally
Llywelyn ap Gruffyddin the wars of independence all of Powys Fadog was incorporated into the counties of Denbighshireand Flintshirejoining with neighbouring "cantrefi" formerly parts of eastern Gwynedd. The family received pardons and retained much reduced lands as Marcher Lords.
Madog Crypl, Lord of Glyndyfrdwyand Lord of CynllaithOwain
Madog Fychan, Lord of Glyndyfrdwy and Lord of Cynllaith Owain
Gruffydd Fychan II, Lord of Glyndyfrdwy and Lord of Cynllaith Owain
* 1359–c.1416 Owain ap Gruffydd, Lord of Glyndyfrdwy and Lord of Cynllaith Owain
Owain ap Gruffydd rose in revolt against the English crown in 1400 and proclaimed himself
Prince of Wales. He became more widely known as Owain Glyndŵr. After his death at least one of his sons survived him. What became of them is not known.
Maredudd ab Owain Glyndŵr
Owain Brogyntyn, a son of
Madog ap Mareduddwas invested with the lordship of Edeyrnion and Dinmael. Uniquely his patrilinealdescendants have survived until the modern era [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=URGZQa6NeiAC&pg=PA683&lpg=PA683&dq=%22Talbot+de+Bashall+Hughes%22&source=web&ots=zDM7q7bNk-&sig=RHozhaioEFvxCqzQipU0hSM8eo0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=6&ct=result] being known as the Barons of Cymmer-yn-Edeirnion and later as the Hughes Family of Gwerclas. At least one member of this family in the proven male line was still alive in 1901 and as such was the only known direct male-line descendant of Rhodri Mawrand the "de jure" King of Powys [http://www.maximiliangenealogy.co.uk/burke1/Royal%20Descents/hughesofgwerclas_1.htm] .
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