He was one of the sons of Madog ap Maredudd by Susanna, daughter of Gruffudd ap Cynan. His share of his father's territories, according to a contemporary poem, lay in Mechain, Cynllaith, and Mochnant-is-Rhaeadr, wedged between the dominions of his eldest brother, Gruffydd ap Madog, and those of his cousin, Owen Cyfeiliog. A minor prince of more than ordinary personality, he met his end at Gwern-y-figyn, near Carreghofa, where he was treacherously attacked by night by Gwenwynwyn and Cadwallon, the sons of Owain Cyfeiliog. His descendants continued to rule over a much diminished realm in Mechain until the end of the 13th century.
Published date: 1959
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