King Rhys ap Tewdwr Mawr, "the Great".

King Rhys ap Tewdwr Mawr, "the Great".

Male Abt 1040 - 1093  (~ 53 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Rhys ap Tewdwr Mawr  [1, 2
    Prefix King 
    Suffix "the Great". 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Abt 1040  Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Apr 1093  Aberhonddu, Breconshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I583968  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Prince Tewdwr Mawr ap Cadell, "the Great",   b. 977, Dynevor Castle, Llandyfeissant, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pen Rhys Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Gwenlyian ferch Gwen,   b. Abt 1020,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F17802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catrin ferch Iestyn,   b. Abt 1069, Glamorganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Cathryn ferch Rhys,   b. Abt 1075,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Margred ferch Rhys,   b. Abt 1089, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hywel ap Rhys,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F130258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gwladys ferch Rhiwallon,   b. Abt 1041, Powys, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1073  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Princess Nest ferch Rhys,   b. Abt 1073, Dynevor, Llandyfeisant, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1114  (Age ~ 41 years)
     2. Prince Gruffydd ap Rhys,   b. Abt 1081, Dynevor, Llandyfeisant, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1136-1137  (Age ~ 56 years)
     3. Llywelyn "Ddiriaid" ap Rhys,   b. Abt 1084, Dynevor, Llandyfeisant, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Elizabeth ferch Rhys,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Gruffydd Hir ap Gruffydd,   b. Abt 1090, Dynevor Castle, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Margaret ferch Rhys,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F251806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • King of Deheubarth Acceded: 1081 Rhys ap Tewdwr Mawr Prince of South Wales. Known as Rhys "the Great"

      Sources differ as to the wife of Rhys, therefore both are listed.

      Prince of Deheubarth
      King of Deheubarth, 1078.
      Led the fight against the Norman invaders. Restored to the crown of South Wales in 1078 and became the founder of the Third Royal Tribe. William the Conqueror met Rhys and accepted him as Prince of Deheubarth in 1081. Rhys was killed in battle by the Normans at Glyn Rhoddnai. Married Gwladus and had sons Griffith and Hywel and a daughter, Nest.

      Killed in battle with forces led by Bernard de Neufmarche in 1093.

      Led the fight against the Norman invaders. Restored the crown of South Wales in 1078 and became the founder of the Third Royal Tribe. William the Conqueror met Rhys and accepted him as Prince of Deheubarth in 1081. Rhys was killed in battle by the Normans at Glyn Rhoddnai.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Britain's Royal Families, Alison Weir, (rev. ed, Pimlico Random House, London 1989, 1996 , , Repository: J.H. Garner), p 49 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S10] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America bef 1760, Frederick Lewis Weis, (7th ed Genealogical Publishing, Baltimore 1992 , , Repository: J.H. Garner), line 178 p 153 (Reliability: 0).


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