MORGAN GAM (died 1241), lord of the Welsh barony of Avan Wallia (or Nedd-Afan) in the honour of Glamorgan

Name: Morgan Gam
Date of death: 1241
Spouse: Matilda wraig Morgan Gam
Spouse: Ellen ferch Gronw ab Einion
Spouse: Janet ferch Elidyr Ddu
Child: Maud ferch Morgan Gam
Child: Morgan Fychan ap Morgan Gam
Parent: Gwenllian ferch Ifor Bach
Parent: Morgan ap Caradog ap Iestyn
Gender: Male
Occupation: lord of the Welsh barony of Avan Wallia (or Nedd-Afan) in the honour of Glamorgan
Area of activity: Land Ownership; Royalty and Society
Author: Thomas Jones Pierce

son of Morgan ap Caradog ap Iestyn, probably by Gwenllian, daughter of Ifor Bach. He succeeded his elder brother, Lleision, c. 1213, and, reverting to his father's policy of alliance with the Welsh princes, well served the interests of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth by harassing the Clare lords of Glamorgan. He married, according to the pedigrees, (1) Janet, daughter of Elidyr Ddu, (2) Ellen, daughter of Gronw ap Einion, though one of his charters refers to a wife called Matilda. He had at least three sons of whom Morgan Fychan is the best known. A daughter, Maud, married a Turberville of Coity. He died in February 1240-1, and was buried at Margam.


Published date: 1959

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