He was, according to the lists, the son of Hygarfael, son of Cyndrwyn of Llystin Wennan, now Moel Feliarth, in the parish of Llangadfan, Montgomeryshire. He is the reputed founder of Guilsfield, Llanaelhaearn, and an extinct chapel of the same name, now covered by Gwyddelwern. His name, which often appears in the form Elhaearn, is also commemorated in Ffynnon Aelhaearn, a holy well, formerly credited with healing virtue, but now supplying water to the village of Llanaelhaearn. Aelhaearn's day is 1 November; of his history nothing is known, though the dedications tend to support the statement that he was a follower of Beuno.
Published date: 1959
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