Described as lord or prince of Tegeingl (i.e. the commotes of Rhuddlan, Coleshill, and Prestatyn) and founder of one of the ‘Fifteen [Noble] Tribes’ of North Wales. Tegeingl formed a region, the greater part of which was for over three centuries part of the English kingdom of Mercia — i.e. until it was reconquered by Dafydd ab Owain Gwynedd in the 12th cent. Edwin is described in some pedigrees as great-great-grandson of Hywel Dda; his mother was Ethelfleda, daughter of Edwin, king of Mercia. He m. Iwerydd, sister of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, and by her had three sons, Owain, Uchdryd, and Hywel.
Many North Wales families (particularly in Flintshire and Denbighshire) claimed descent from Edwin, among them those of Mostyn of Mostyn and Mostyn of Talacre. David Powel of Ruabon also claimed to be a descendant of Uchdryd ab Edwin.
Published date: 1959
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