He was a natural son of Madog ap Maredudd, the last king of Powys. Brought up at Porkington, near Oswestry (Madog held the lordship of Oswestry from 1149 to 1157), a township known among the Welsh as Brogyntyn, he appears to have continued on very good terms with Henry II after his father's death in 1160, for he is recorded as being a royal pensioner as late as 1169. He was still alive in 1188 holding lands in Edeirnion and Dinmael where his descendants are found in occupation until well after the Edwardian conquest. He left three sons, Bleddyn, Iorwerth, and Gruffydd, by Margaret, daughter of Einion ap Seisyll of Mathafarn.
Published date: 1959
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