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ap Maredudd, Madog d. 9 Feb 1160 Whittington Castle, Whittington, Shropshire, England

ap Maredudd, Madog

Male - 1160


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  • Name ap Maredudd, Madog 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Feb 1160  Whittington Castle, Whittington, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aft 9 Feb 1160  St Tysilio Church, Meifod, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26354  The Thoma Family
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Father ap Bleddyn, Maredudd 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F9797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. verch Madog, Margred,   b. Between 8 Jan 1129 and 7 Jan 1130, Overton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 8 Jan 1198 and 7 Jan 1199, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F9796  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Feb 1160 - Whittington Castle, Whittington, Shropshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 9 Feb 1160 - St Tysilio Church, Meifod, Montgomeryshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Madog ap Maredudd
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      Madog ap Maredudd (Middle Welsh: Madawg mab Maredud, Madawc mab Maredut; died 1160) was the last Prince of the entire Kingdom of Powys, Wales and for a time held the Fitzalan Lordship of Oswestry. Madog was the son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn and grandson of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn. He followed his father on the throne of Powys in 1132. He is recorded as taking part in the Battle of Lincoln in 1141 in support of the Earl of Chester, along with Owain Gwynedd's brother Cadwaladr ap Gruffydd and a large army of Welshmen. In 1149 he is recorded giving the commote of Cyfeiliog to his nephews Owain Cyfeiliog and Meurig. The same year Madog was able to rebuild Oswestry Castle, a fortress of William Fitzalan. It would seem likely that he had gained both the fortresses of Oswestry and Whittington in 1146.

      Defeat by Gwynedd
      At this time the King of Gwynedd, between 1149 and 1150, Owain Gwynedd was exerting pressure on the borders of Powys, despite the fact that Madog was married to Susanna, Owain's sister. Madog made an alliance with Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester, but Owain defeated them at the Battle of Ewloe (Coleshill) in 1150 and took possession of Madog's lands in Iâl (English: Yale). In 1157 when King Henry II of England invaded Gwynedd he was supported by Madog, who was able to regain many of his Welsh lands. Even so, he retained the lordships of Oswestry and Whittington. In 1159 Madog would seem to have been the Welsh prince who accompanied King Henry II in his campaign to Toulouse which ended in failure. Returning home to Wales Madog died about 9 February 1160 in Whittington Castle. He was buried soon afterwards in the church of St Tysilio at Meifod, the mother church of Powys.

      Succession Shared
      Madog's eldest son, Llywelyn, was killed soon after his father's death in 1160, Powys was then shared between Madog's sons Gruffydd Maelor, Owain Fychan and Owain Brogyntyn, his nephew Owain Cyfeiliog and halfbrother Iorwerth Goch.[1] Powys was never subsequently reunited, being separated into two parts; Powys Fadog (Lower Powys) and Powys Wenwynwyn (Upper Powys). Madog's death enabled Owain Gwynedd to force the homage of Owain Brogyntyn, Madog's youngest son, and effectively annex part of northern Powys.

      The poet Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr in his elegy on Madog said:
      While Madog lived there was no man
      Dared ravage his fair borders
      Yet nought of all he held
      Esteemed he his save by God's might ...
      If my noble lord were alive
      Gwynedd would not now be encamped in the heart of Edeyrnion

      Edeyrnion (or Edeirnion) was a commote inherited by Owain Brogyntyn and had been the home of his mother (who was not married to his father). Owain may also have been raised there. It was annexed to Gwynedd during Owain's time.

      The Mabinogion
      The Mabinogion tale The Dream of Rhonabwy is set during Madog's reign. The central character, Rhonabwy, is one of Madog's retainers sent to bring in Madog's rebellious brother Iowerth Goch ap Maredudd. His titular dream contrasts his own time with the grandeur of King Arthur's period.[2]

      Children
      Llywelyn ap Madog, died 1160
      Gruffydd Maelor ap Madog, died 1191
      Owain Fychan ap Madog, c. 1125-1187
      Owain Brogyntyn ap Madog (illegitimate)
      Gwenllian ferch Madog, married Rhys ap Gruffydd, prince of Deheubarth
      Marared ferch Madog, married Iorwerth ab Owain Gwynedd and was the mother of Llywelyn the Great
      Efa ferch Madog, married Cadwallon ap Madog ap Idnerth, prince of Maelienydd

      Fiction
      Madog's intervention in the Battle of Lincoln in 1141 forms an important plot element in the detective novel
      Dead Man's Ransom, part of the Brother Cadfael chronicles by Edith Pargeter (writing as Ellis Peters).
      Notes
      1. Ashley, Mike (2012). The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queen.s Hachette.
      2. Gantz, Jeffrey (translator) (1987). The Mabinogion, pp. 177–191. New York: Penguin. ISBN 0-14-044322-3.
      References
      John Edward Lloyd (1911). A history of Wales: from the earliest times to the Edwardian conquest.
      Longmans, Green & Co.
      Remfry, P.M., Whittington Castle and the families of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn, Peverel, Maminot, Powys and
      Fitz Warin (ISBN 1-899376-80-1)
      Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis
      Weis, Line 176B-26
      Regnal titles
      Preceded by
      Maredudd ap Bleddyn
      Prince of Powys
      1132–1160
      Succeeded by
      Gruffydd Maelor
      Owain Fychan
      Owain Brogyntyn
      Owain Cyfeiliog
      Iorwerth Goch

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