OWAIN ab EDWIN (died 1105), a landowner in Tegeingl (modern Flintshire).

Name: Owain ab Edwin
Date of death: 1105
Child: Angharad ferch Owain ab Edwin
Child: Gronw ab Owain ab Edwin
Parent: Iwerydd ferch Cynfyn ap Gwerstan
Parent: Edwin
Gender: Male
Occupation: landowner
Area of activity: Land Ownership; Royalty and Society
Author: Thomas Jones Pierce

He and his brother, Uchtryd, were the reputed sons of Edwin ap Gronw, a great-great-grandson of Hywel Dda by Iwerydd, half-sister of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn. Though he assisted earl Hugh of Chester in the latter's abortive expedition against Gwynedd in 1098, his daughter, Angharad, married Gruffudd ap Cynan. His son, Gronw, was the father of Christina, second wife of Owain Gwynedd. He should not be confused with his father's cousin - also Owain ab Edwin - of the main royal line of Deheubarth.


Published date: 1959

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