LLYWARCH ap BRAN (fl. c. 1137), founder of one of the 'Fifteen (Noble) Tribes of Gwynedd'

Name: Llywarch ap Bran
Gender: Male
Occupation: founder of one of the 'Fifteen (Noble) Tribes of Gwynedd'
Area of activity: Military; Politics, Government and Political Movements; Royalty and Society
Author: William Llewelyn Davies

is described as brother-in-law of Owain Gwynedd, their wives being daughters of Gronw ab Owain ab Edwin, lord of Tegeingl. Like Hwfa ap Cynddelw, he is said to have been steward to Owain Gwynedd and to have lived in the township of Tref Llywarch, Anglesey; he is also described as lord of the commote of Menai, Anglesey. For the names of some of the families who claimed descent from him see Philip Yorke, Royal Tribes of Wales (1887 ed.), 177-80.


Published date: 1959

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