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Where prefixes are shown they refer to the parenthood method of naming individuals, and surnames as we know them today were virtually unknown. Ap and Ferch mean son of and daughter of respectively - it was usual to use the father's name except in the case that he was not known, in which case the mother's name was used. The same occurs in Irish and Scottish names where Mac is son of and Ingen is daughter of. These names have been put together in the index below
The prefix "de" means of a place and Ui means "of a clan".

ap Adam...ap Affalach...ap Alain abt 600...ap Anarawd...ap Anllach abt 430...ap Anllach abt 440...ap Annwn...ap Arthgen...ap Arthfoddw
ap Arthlwys...ap Beisrudd...ap Beli abt 65BC...ap Beli abt 550...ap Beli abt 560...ap Bleddyn...ap Bledwrys...ap Boddw...ap Brochfael...ap Brychwain
ap Byryr...ap Bywdeg...ap Cadell...ap Cadeyrn abt 333...ap Cadeyrn abt 460...ap Cadfan abt 140...ap Cadfan abt 630...ap Cadwaladr abt 490...ap Cadwaladr abt 680
ap Cadwallon...ap Cain...ap Caradog...ap Caradwg...ap Casnar...ap Clydog...ap Coel...ap Collwyn...ap Cyllin...ap Cynan abt 325...ap Cynan abt 330
ap Cynan abt 1080...ap Cyngen...ap Cynog...ap Cynwrig...ap Cynvelin...ap Doli...ap Dwfn ...ap Dwywg...ap Dyfnwal
ap Dyfnwallon...ap Dubwn...ap Eifydd...ap Einydd...ap Euddolen...ap Euiddgan...ap Euderyn...ap Eudos
ap Ewyr...ap Flachrath...ap Gendedog...ap Gereint...ap Gloyw...ap Glyws...ap Gorwg...ap Gradd...ap Gradlon abt 388
ap Gradlon abt 400...ap Gruffydd abt 1120...ap Gruffydd abt 1150...ap Guriat...ap Gwenowynwyn... ap Gwfawr...ap Gwidol
ap Gwidolin...ap Gwineu...ap Gwrddwfn abt 125...ap Gwrddfwn abt 287...ap Gwrddoli...ap Gwrgan...ap Gwrtheyrn...ap Gwineu...ap Gwyn...ap Hoel abt 560
ap Hoel abt 630...ap Iago abt 250...ap Iago abt 600...ap Iago abt 1050...ap Iowerth ...ap Idwal abt 745...ap Idwal abt 1025
ap Judicael...ap Llary...ap Llewellyn...ap Llud...ap Macsen abt 356...ap Macsen abt 358...ap Macsen abt 375...ap Madoc...ap Merchion abt 230...ap Merchion abt 490
ap Mervyn...ap Meuric...ap Monogan...ap Mor...ap Onwedd...ap Owain abt 25BC...ap Owain abt 201
ap Owain abt 398...ap Owain abt 1170...ap Padarn...ap Rhodri abt 285...ap Rhodri abt 810...ap Rhodri abt 940...ap Rhodri abt 945...ap Rhyderyn
ap Rhun...ap Rhyfeddel...ap Seisyll...ap Solor ...ap Tasciovanus...ap Tegid...ap Teglan...ap Tegonwy...ap Teithfall
ap Telpwyll...ap Teon...ap Thomas...ap Trahaern...ap Urban

Aicced...Arundel...Ashfield1824...Ashfield 1841

Bacon...Baconsthorpe...Ball...Ballon...Bardolf 1345...Bardolf 1438... Beauchamp...Beaufort...Beaverstone...Bird...Boteler...Bovill...Bradeston 1353
Bradeston 1395...Braose...Brown...Bullock...Burtenshaw

Caroling...Cawood... Chaucer...Cheney... Cheyne...Clarke...Coats 1760... Coats... Cooper...Coots...Corbet...Cordwainer...Corbet abt 1230...Corbet abt 1274

d'Aigle...d'Amiens ...d' Artois ...d'Ache...d'Aubigny...de Bar-sur-Aube...de Belleme...de Berkeley...de Blois...de Boulogne...de Bourges...de Boves...de Braose
de Bretuil...de Brinley...de Brockdish...de Bruyn... de Cambrai...de Cantelupede Capet...de Chartres ...de Charun Royden...de Cherleton...de Clare...de Clifford abt 1250
de Clifford 1149...de Corbell...de Coucy...de Creke...de Crepy...de Coucy...de Dampmartin...d'Evereux...de Ferrers abt 1110...de Ferrers 1190...de Ferriers...de Ferte
de Flandres abt 888...de Flanders abt 918...de Flanders abt 1052...de Gace...de Glanville
de Gournay...de Grandmesnil...de Hastings...de Haudio...de Hederset...de Honeypot...de Ingelrica...de la Pole
de Lawrence...de Lommois...de Mantes...de Marle...de Mello 1168...de Mello 1224...de Meulan...de Mohaut...de Molines...de Molyneux...de Monceux...de Montalgu...de Montford...de Montreuil abt 948
de Montreuil abt 965...de Morley...de Mortimer...de Mowbray...de Neville 1344...de Neville 1510...de Nonant...de Normandie 1002...de Normandie 1034...de Norwich
d' Ostrevant ...de Rameru...de Reims...de Plantagenet...de Poitiers...de Pont-Audemer...de Ponthieu...de Ponthieu abt 1150...de Quincy...de Stafford
de Stureville...de Thornton...de Toulouse...de Tunbridge...de Valoines...de Vermandois...de Vermandois 1097...de Vexin...de Villiers...de Warrenne abt 1018...de Warenne abt 1075...de Warrenne abt 1176...de Wauncy
de Wayland...de Wessex 560... de Wessex 926...de Wingfield...de Winnington

Davie...Day...Dickinson 1873...Dickinson abt 1370...di Fruili...Dressel...Dugale...du Maine...Dunlaing

Eald...Edward...Edwards...Ellis...Elmes...Enefer 1862...Enefer 1918...Eremoin abt 370BC...Eremoin abt 230...Eremoin abt 370

Faelain...Falstaff... Falstof...Falthorpe 1726...Falthorpe 1731...Feetham...Ferrers...Fiennes
FitzAlan...Fitzharding...FitzPhillip...FitzRobert abt 1188...FitzRobert abt 1240...FitzWalter 1187...FitzWalter 1316... Field... Flaitel

ferch Alain...ferch Banadl...ferch Brychan abt 450 ...ferch Brychan abt 470...ferch Brychan abt 498...ferch Brychan abt 775...ferch Cadfan
ferch Calpurnius...ferch Candalou...ferch Caradoc...ferch Ceredic...ferch Clotri...ferch Coel...ferch Cynan abt 574
ferch Cynan 840...ferch Duplory...ferch Dyfnwl...ferch Dynod
ferch Eugen...ferch Eynon... ferch Gwerystan...ferch Gwytheyrn...ferch Ffreuddwyd...ferch Hwfa...ferch Ieuaf... ferch Llewellyn abt 1230...ferch Llewellyn abt 1245
ferch Llewellyn abt 1250...ferch Llywarch abt 1120...ferch Llywarch abt 1168...ferch Madog...ferch Maelgwyn
ferch Mathonwy...ferch Maximus...ferch Osoche...ferch Owain...ferch Pabo...ferch Patricius...ferch Prestugatus...ferch Rhun...ferch Solor...ferch Tegwaret

Garnet...G'Cain...Gilbert...Goch... Godwine... Godwinsdottir... Graham...Green

Hammond...Haraldsdottir...Harcourt... Harrod...Hastings...Hayes...Heath...Heselrige...Hodgson...Hough...Hughes

ingen Blaithmeic...ingen Cheolbaid...ingen Conn...ingen Cormac...Ingen Crudmail...ingen Dil...ingen Dunlaing...ingen Echach
ingen Echdach...ingen Eoghanacht...ingen Feidelmid...ingen Getus...ingen Indellaig...ingen Mail...

Imair... Ingoldsthorpe

James... Johnson

Lapp...Lasscock...Latin F14...Leech...Le Meshine...Le Strange 1242... Le Strange 1250...Le Wafre...Lexham...Lisle
Lochlainne...London...Longespee...Longspic...Lovell... Lovell...Lovet... Lugdach...Lupton

mac Aed...mac Aengus...mac Aengusa...mac Ailill...mac Airndil...mac Amlaib...mac Coipre...mac Conair...mac Corath
mac Cormaic...mac Deahda...mac Domangart...mac Earca...mac Ecach abt 203...mac Echach abt 290...mac Echach abt 440...mac Eochaid
mac Eoghan...mac Etersceoil...mac Fedeilmid...mac Fergus...mac Finn...mac Gabrain...mac Imair...mac Ivar...mac Mes Cuirb
mac Modh Lamba...mac Roshin...mac Rothrer...mac Ruamach...mac Senchormac...mac Sitric...mac Suin...mac Trer

Malt...Marshall...Martin...Mason...Maudit...Maycott...Meuric...Miller 1530...Miller 1558...Milne...Molyneux


Oengusa...O'Hallill...Oisingas... Olafsdottir...Oldman...Oliver...Oxer...

Packman...Page...Pagget...Parker...Pearmain...Pecche... Pelham...Peters...Peverell 1072... Peverell 1132
Peverell 1212... Plantagenet 1205...Plantagenet 1460... Poges...Poyser

Ragnarsson...Ratlef...Reade...Renshaw...Robarts...Roberts...RotenheringRuddick...Ruddock... Rushbrook

Scott...Scrope 1345... Scrope 1530... Scull...Seyliard...Shackles...Skinner...Sigtrigsson...Simons...Snook...Snow
Snylling... Sparrow...Spinks...Stafford 1383...Stafford 1525... Stapleton...Starling 1893...Starling 1915
Stenning...Stourton 1501... Stourton 1570...Streona... Sturman

Talbot...Theobald 1476...Theobald 1760...Theobald 1760...Thorley... Tibbles...Tigridia...Torrington...Torta...Trevor...Tuft

von Bayern...von Mordgau... von Sachsen

Walker...Ward 1792...Ward 1866...Warham... Wauncy...Whalesborough...Whistler


The generations 1 to 10 are based on oral tradition later put into writing by monks in the Celtic Church or the Romans (eg Tacitus) and are open to some doubt, but are all we have. There are several entries of later dates which are legendary rather than factual, again recorded many years after the event from oral tradition, but since most legends have a kernal of truth, for the purpose of this genealogy the people named are accepted from the various records of the Irish monasteries


1 Rothrer Ui Eremoin mac AIRNDIL (b 370 BC King of the Picts) m Ingen GETUS

Note: These are my 77 times great grandparents.

Children of Rothrer and Ingen Getus
2......Thereus d o b unknown
3......Josina d o b unknown
Trer b 340 BC
5......Elderus d o b unknown


4 Trer Ui Eremoin mac ROTHRER and unknown

Child of Trer and unknown
6......Roshin b abt 310BC d 216BC


6 Roshin Ui Eremoin mac TRER (King of Dal Riata) and unknown

Dal Riata (also Dalriada or Dalriata) was a Gaelic overkingdom on the western coast of Scotland with some territory on the northeast coast of Ireland. In the late 6th and early 7th century it encompassed roughly what is now Argyll and Bute and Lochaber in Scotland and also County Antrim in Ireland.

Child of Roshin and unknown
7......Suin b abt 270BC


7 Suin Ui Eremoin mac ROSHIN (King of Dal Riata) and unknown

Children of Suin and unknown
8......Dedad Deagha b abt 245BC
9......Eochald b abt 240BC


8 Dedad Deagha Ui Eremoin mac SUIN and unknown

Children of Dedad Deagha and unknown
10......Ivar Mor Ottangus b abt 217BC
11......Daire b abt 215BC
Note: Daire became king of Munster


10 Ivar Mor Ottangus Ui Eremoin mac DEAHDA (King of Munster) m Sinusa

Children of Ivar and Sinusa
12......Daire dob unknown
13......Ailill b abt 196BC


13 Ailill Anglonach Aulomm Ui Eremoin mac IVAR m Maeve Ingen ECDACH (Queen of Connaught)

Child of Ailill and Maeve
14......Eogan Ottaongus b abt 166BC


14 Eogan Eoghan Ottaongus mac AILILL (King in Ireland) m Muncha ingen DIL o Crecaighe

Child of Eogan and Muncha
15......Eterscel b abt 141BC d 111BC
Note: Etercel was murdered by Nuada Neacht


15 Etercel Mor mac EOGHAN (King in Ireland) m Mes ingen ECACH

Child of Etercel and Mes
16......Conaire dob unknown d 40BC Bruighean da Dhearg, Ireland
Note: Conaire was murdered by insurgents

17 Beli Mawr ap MONOGAN (b 123 BC, Lord of the Britons) m Anna Ferch MATHONWY

His birth name is unknown as he is always referred to by the name of the Celtic god "Beli", pronounced BAY-lee. Certain old pedigrees notwithstanding, he did not marry a lady related to the Virgin Mary. He lived in the Thames valley somewhat north of where London was later built and was king of the Catuvellauni tribe of Celts.

Beli Mawr (the great) was dead before Julius Caesar came to Britain in 54 BC.

Note: These were my 62 times great grandparents

Children of Beli and Anna
18......Caswallon b abt 82 BC (King of the Britons) m Gwladys ferch EUGEN
19......Lludd Llaw Erient b 80 BC d 18 BC
20......Affalach b abt 100 BC


16 Conaire I Mor Ui mac ETERSCEOIL (King in Ireland) m Europeia ingen CORMAC

The Annals of the Four Masters says: "It was in the reign of Conaire that the sea annually cast its produce ashore, at Inbhear Colptha. Great abundance of nuts were annually found upon the Boinn Boyne and the Buais during his time. The cattle were without keepers in Ireland in his reign, on account of the greatness of the peace and concord. His reign was not thunder producing or stormy, for the wind did not take a hair off the cattle from the middle of Autumn to the middle of Spring. Little but the trees bent from the greatness of their fruit during his time."

Note: Conaire slew Nuadha Neacht to become the ninety-seventh monarch of Ireland and was known as the "Peace King".

Child of Conaire and Eropiea
21......Caiprie Finn b 20 AD d 71 AD
22....Admoir b abt 92 BC

19 Lludd Llaw Eraint ap BELI m Anna princess of Cornwall

Children of Lludd Llaw Eraint and Anna
23......Tasciovanus dob unknown d 5 AD
23a....Imanventius b 95 BC d 54BC Essex
Note Imanventius was King of the Trinovantes
23b....Mandubratius dob unknown m Anna
23c....Gwrwst dob unknown
24......Panarddun b abt 60BC
25......Affalach b 45 BC
26......Canallac dob unknown
27......Awlac dob unknown

20 Affalach ap BELI m Athilda

Child of Affalach and Athilda
28......Owain b abt 70BC
29....Euddolen dob unknown


21 Caiprie Finn Mor Ui Eremoin mac CONAIRE and unknown

Children of Caprie and unknown
30......Coirpre b 55 AD d 103 Caledonia
31......Brek b 58 AD
32......Tulcan b 60 AD
33......Daire b 62 AD
34......Sabde (Fem) dob unknown

22 Tasciovanus ap LLUDD Chief of the Catuvellauni and unknown

Tasciovanus is known through numismatic evidence. Some of the Verulamium coins name his son Cunobelinus, with Tasciovanus as his father.

Tasciovanus was a historical king of the Catuvellauni tribe before the Roman conquest of Britain. He was preceeded by Cassivellaunus (Caswallon).

He appears to have become king of the Catuvellauni ca. 20 BC, ruling from Verulamium (St Dal Riatans). For a brief period ca. 15-10 BC he issued coins from Camulodunum (Colchester), apparently supplanting Addedomarus of the Trinovantes. After this he once again issued his coins from Verulamium, now bearing the title Ricon, Brythonic for "great/divine king" or "TAS". Some of his coins bear other abbrieviated names such as "DIAS", "SEGO" and "ANDOCO": these are generally considered to be the names of co-rulers or subordinate kings, but may instead be mint-marks.

Coin of Tascciovanus

He died ca. AD 9, succeeded by his son Cunobelinus, who ruled primarily from Camulodunum. Another son, Epaticcus, expanded his territory westwards into the lands of the Atrebates

A genealogy preserved in the medieval Welsh manuscript Harleian 3859 contains three generations which read "Caratauc map Cinbelin map Teuhant". This is the equivalent of "Caratacus, son of Cunobelinus, son of Tasciovanus", putting the three historical figures in the correct order, although the wrong historical context, the degree of linguistic change suggesting a long period of oral transmission. The remainder of the genealogy contains the names of a sequence of Roman emperors, and two Welsh mythological figures, Guidgen (Gwydion) and Lou (Lleu).

He appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae (1136) as the legendary king Tenvantius, son of Lud. When his father died, he and his older brother Androgeus were still minors, so the kingship of Britain was given to their uncle Cassibelanus. Tenvantius was made Duke of Cornwall, and participated in his uncle's defence of Britain against Julius Caesar. Androgeus went to Rome with Caesar, so when Cassibelanus died, Tenvantius succeeded him as king. He was in turn succeeded by his son Kimbelinus, who had been brought up at the court of Augustus Caesar.

In Middle Welsh versions of Geoffrey's Historia his name appears as Teneufan and Trahayant..

Child of Tasciovanus and unknown
35......Cynfelin (Cymberline) b abt 20BC Verulamium
36......Epaticcus b abt 32BC

Coin of Epaticcus

36a....Andocomius dob unknown

25 Affalach ap LLUDD and unknown

Child of Affalach ana unknown
37......Euddolen b 12 BC
38....Owain dob unknown

28 Owain ap AFFALACH m Emerita verch COEL

Child of Owain and Emerita
39......Brychwain (aka Prydein) b abt 50 BC

01 Gapt b abt 30 Poland

Child of Gapt and unknown
Hulmul of the Goths b 60AD Poland d 105AD Poland


30 Coipre Galgacus mac COIPRE (King in Ireland) m Corbred of the Picts

Children of Coipre and Corbred
40......Luctacus b 78 AD
41......Modha Lamha b abt 80 AD d 145

37 Euddolen ap AFFALACH and unknown

Child of Euddolen and unknown
42......Eudos b abt 35 AD

39 Brychwain ap OWAIN m unknown

Child of Brychwain and unknown
43......Dwywg b abt 25 BC

02 Hulmul of the Goths m unknown

Child of Hulmul and unknown
03......Augis b 90AD Poland


35 Cynfelin (Cymberline, Cunobelinus) and unknown

CUNOBELINUS ap Tasciovanus. (Cymbeline, Cunobeline, Cynvelin). was king of the Catuvellauni tribe after his father. He ruled primarily from Camulodunum.[ Suetonius and Dio Cassius, and from his many inscribed coins.] He appears to have controlled a substantial portion of south-eastern England, and is called "Britannorum rex" ("king of the Britons") by Suetonius. He also appears in British legend as Cynfelyn, Kymbelinus or Cymbeline, in which form he is the subject of a play by William Shakespeare. His name means "hound of (the god) Belenus" or "shining hound".

Head of coin of Cunobelinus

Reverse side of coin of Cunobelinus

Cunobelinus appears to have maintained quite good relations with the Roman Empire. He used the title Rex (Latin "king") and classical motifs on his coins, and his reign saw an increase in trade with the continent. Archaeology shows an increase in luxury goods imported from the continent, including Italian wine and drinking vessels, olive oil and fish sauces from Hispania, glassware, jewellery and Gallo-Belgic tableware, which from their distribution appear to have entered Britain via the port of Camulodunum. He was probably one of the British kings that Strabo says sent embassies to Augustus. Strabo reports Rome's lucrative trade with Britain: the island's exports included grain, gold, silver, iron, hides, slaves and hunting dogs.

Children of Cynvelin and unknown
44......Gweirdd (Arivagus, Adminius or Amminus) abt 8 AD m Venissa Caudia of Rome

Based on coin distribution, where his name appears as Amminus it appears that, in the early to mid 1st century, he was ruler of the Cantiaci of eastern Kent, a kingdom which presumably fell within his father's sphere of influence.Suetonius, in the Lives of the Twelve Caesars, states he was deposed and exiled by his father c. 39 or 40
An inscription found in Chichester names a "Lucullus, son of Amminus"

Coin of Adminus

Note: Gweirdd became king of the Silures
45......Caradawg (Caractacus) b abt 10 AD
46......Togodumnus dob unknown d 43 AD [Cassius Dio's Roman History]

41 Modha Lamha mac COIPRE m Eithne Ingen LUGDACH (d 145 Scotland)

Child of Modha and Eithne
47......Conaire Caem b 125 d 165 in battle

43 Dwywg ap BRYCHWAIN m unknown

Child of Dwywg and unknown
48......Onwedd b abt 5 AD

02 Augis of the Goths m unknown

Child of Augis and unknown
04......Amal b 123 AD Poland


43 Conaire Caem mac MODH LAMHA m Saraid ingen CONN (b abt 126 Ireland bur 195)

Note: Conaire became king of Ireland, in 158; he was killed by Neimhidh in battle

Children of Conaire and Saraid
49......Caibre Baschaein dob unknown
50......Caibre Musc dob unknown
51......Eochaid Cairpre b 148 Munster, Ireland d aft 220

42 Eudos ap EUDDOLEN and unknown

Child of Eudos and unknown
52......Eifydd b abt 80 AD

48 Onwedd ap DWYWG (aka DUBWN) m unknown

Child of Onwedd and unknown
53......Amwerydd b abt 40 AD

04 Amal "The fortunate" (King of the Goths) m unknown

Child of Amal and unknown
05......Hisarnis b abt 150AD


45 Caradawg ap CYNVELIN with (a) Cartismandua Queen of the Brigantes and (b) with unknown

Based on coin distribution Caratacus appears to have been the protege of his uncle Epaticcus, who expanded Catuvellaunian power westwards into the territory of the Atrebates. After Epaticcus died ca. 35, the Atrebates, under Verica, regained some of their territory, but it appears Caratacus completed the conquest; Verica was ousted, fled to Rome and appealed to the emperor Claudius for help. This was the excuse used by Claudius to launch his invasion of Britain in the summer of 43.

According to established history, Caratacus and his brother Togodumnus led the initial defence of the country against Aulus Plautius's four legions, thought to have been around 40,000 men, primarily using guerrilla tactics. They lost much of the south-east after being defeated in two crucial battles on the rivers Medway and Thames. Togodumnus was killed and the Catuvellauni's territories were conquered.

An alternative reading of Dio's history of the invasion suggests that Togodumnus may actually have been acting in support of the Roman troops, against his brother Caratacus, and that he survived the battles of the River Thames, providing the later Roman administration with valued assistance. Dr Miles Russell of Bournemouth University has further suggested that Togodumnus and Tiberius Claudius Togidubnus, postulated resident of the late 1st century AD palace at Fishbourne may well have been one and the same. Claudius was present in August when his legions marched into Camulodunum (Colchester), the capital of the Catuvellauni, but Caratacus survived and carried on the resistance further west.

We next hear of Caratacus in Tacitus's Annals, leading the Silures and Ordovices of Roman Wales against Plautius' successor as governor, Publius Ostorius Scapula. Finally, in 51, Scapula managed to defeat Caratacus in a set-piece battle somewhere in Ordovician territory (see the Battle of Caer Caradoc), capturing Caratacus' wife and daughter Coellyn and receiving the surrender of his brothers. Caratacus himself escaped, and fled north to the lands of the Brigantes (modern Yorkshire) where the Brigantian queen, Cartimandua, handed him over to the Romans in chains. This was one of the factors that led to two Brigantian revolts against Cartimandua and her Roman allies, once later in the 50s and once in 69, led by Venutius, who had once been Cartimandua's husband. With the capture of Caratacus, much of southern Britain from the Humber to the Severn was pacified and garrisoned throughout the 50s.

Tacitus wrote: "Caratacus resorted to the ultimate hazard, adopting a place for battle so that entry, exit, everything would be unfavourable to us and for the better to his own men, with steep mountains all around, and, wherever a gentle access was possible, he strewed rocks in front in the manner of a rampart. And in front too there flowed a stream with an unsure ford, and companies of armed men had taken up position along the defenses."

After his capture, Caratacus was sent to Rome as a war prize, presumably to be killed after a triumphal parade. Although a captive, he was allowed to speak to the Roman senate. Tacitus records a version of his speech in which he says that his stubborn resistance made Rome's glory in defeating him all the greater:

If the degree of my nobility and fortune had been matched by moderation in success, I would have come to this City as a friend rather than a captive, nor would you have disdained to receive with a treaty of peace one sprung from brilliant ancestors and commanding a great many nations. But my present lot, disfiguring as it is for me, is magnificent for you. I had horses, men, arms, and wealth: what wonder if I was unwilling to lose them? If you wish to command everyone, does it really follow that everyone should accept your slavery? If I were now being handed over as one who had surrendered immediately, neither my fortune nor your glory would have achieved brilliance. It is also true that in my case any reprisal will be followed by oblivion. On the other hand, if you preserve me safe and sound, I shall be an eternal example of your clemency.

He made such an impression that he was pardoned and allowed to live in peace in Rome.

Children of Caradawg and Cartismundua
54......Marius Emeurig Cyllin b abt AD 40
55......Eudaf dob unknown

Child of Caradwg and unknown
56......Coellyn dob unknown

51 Eochaid Caipre Riata mac CONAIRE (King in Dal Riata) m Morgan Finn Nicfideach O'HALLILL

Children of Eochaid and Morgan
57......Flachra Cathmail b abt 175 d 252
57a....Cuirwll mac Eochaid dob unknown
Note: Cuirwll became high King in Ireland
57b....Kionga mac Eochaid dob unknown
Note: Kionga became King of Dal Riata
57c....Feargus de Escona dob unknown

53 Amwerydd ap ONWEDD m unknown

Child of Amwerydd and unknown
58......Gwrddwfn b abt 70 AD

05 Hisarnis (King of the Goths) m unknown

Child of Hisarnis and unknown
06......Ostragotha b abt 180AD Poland d 250 Scythia (present Ukraine)


54 St Marius Emeurig Cyllin ap CARADOG (aka CADFAN) (King of the Silures) m Julia ferch PRESUTAGUS of the Iceni

Marius was king of the Silures abt AD74 to abt 125
Saint Cyllin the last pendragon of Great Britain. In his days many of the Welsh Britons embraced the faith in Christ through the teaching of the saints of Cor-Eurgain, and many godly men from the countries of Greece and Rome were in Cambria. He first of the Cymry gave infants names, for before names were not given except to adults, and then from something characteristic in their bodies, minds, or manners..Julia and her sister Heanua were the daughters of Prasutagas and Boudicca of the Iceni

Coin of Prasutagas

Children of Cyllin and Julia
59......Owain b abt 100
60......Elgen dob unknown
61......Collus b abt 80
62......Ystrafael b abt 100

57 Flachra Carhmail mac ECACH (King of Dal Riata) and unknown

Child of Flachra and unknown
63......Eochaid b 203 d 272 aged 69

52 Eifydd ap EUDOS, king of Powys, and unknown

Child of Eifydd and unknown
64.....Euderyn b abt 120
65......Kyndern dob unknown
66......Trahern dob unknown

58 Gwrddwfn ap ONWEDD m unknown

Child of Gwrddwfn and unknown
67......Dwfn b abt 100 AD

06 Ostragotha (King of the Goths) m unknown

Child of Ostragotha and unknown
07......Hunuil b abt 210AD d abt 280


59 Owain ap CYLLIN (King of Ewyas) and unknown

Children of Owaain and unknown
68......Meirchion b 163 Caerwent

63 Eochaid mac FLACHRATH (King of Dal Riata) and unknown

Child of Eochaid and unknown
69......Achir Cirre b 231 d 294

70 Art Corp mac Mes Cuirb ui EREMOIN (b abt 190 King of Deisi, Munster, Ireland) and unknown

Children of Art Corp and unknown
71......Eogan Brecc mac airt CUIRB b abt 233
Eochaid Allmuir b abt 240 County Waterford

64 Euderyn ap EIFYDD and unknown

Child of Euderyn and unknown
73......Euddigan b 170

67 Dwfn ap GWRDDWFN m unknown

Child of Dwfn and unknown
74......Gwrddoli b abt 125

07 Hunuil "The Patient" (King of the Ostrogoths 250 - 280) m unknown

Child of Hunuil and unknown
08......Athal b abt 240AD d 310 Scythia


68 Meirchion "Fawr" ap OWAIN (King of Ewyas) and unknown

Children of Meirchion and unknown
75......Cwrrwg b 201 Caerwent
76......Gorac Mawr dob unknown

69 Achir Cirre mac EOCHAID (King of Dal Riata) and unknown

Child of Achir and unknown
77......Finn Fiacc b 249 d 303

72 Eochaud Allmuir ui EREMOIN and unknown

Child of Eochaud and unknown
78......Corath mac Echach b abt 290

73 Euddigan ap EUDERYN m Generys ferch TEGWARET

Children of Euddigan and Generys
79......Rhydeyrn b abt 195
80......Rhodri b abt 210 Powys

74 Gwrddoli ap DWFN m unknown

Child of Gwrddoli and unknown
81......Doli b abt 150

08 Athal "The Mild" (King of the Ostrogoths) m unknown

Children of Athal and unknown
09......Odwulf of the Greunthingi b 265 d 330
010....Achiulf of the Greunthingi b abt 270 Scythia d 340 Scythia


77 Finn Fiacc mac ACHIR and unknown

Child of Finn and unknown
82......Cruitlinde dob unknown
83......Romalch b318 Ulster d 360
Note: Ronalch was king in Dal Riata from 357 to 360

84 Teutomer (aka Theodomir") b abt 302 France m unknown

Child of Teutomer and unknown
Flavius Richomeres b abt 335 murdered 393 Dalmatia


75 Cwrrwg ap MEIRCHION and unknown

Children of Gowrg and unknown
86......Gwrddwfn b abt 230

82 Cruitlinde mac FINN (King of Dal Riata) and unknown

Note: Cruitlnde was king of Dal Riata

Child of Cruitlinde and unknown
87......Sencormach b 280 Dal Riata d 338 Picardy, France

78 Corach mac Echach ui EREMOIN and unknown

Child of Corach and unknown
88......Aed Broscmac Corath b abt 340

79 Rhydeyrn ap EUIDDIGAN m Margareta verch EYNON

Children of Rhydeyrn and Margareta
89......Rhyfedel b abt 215 d Somme, Picardy

80 Rhodri ap EUIDDIGAN and unknown

Children of Rhydeyrn and unknown
90......Gloyw b abt 250 Gloucester

81 Doli ap GWRDDOLI of Manaw Gododdin, Scotland

m unknown

Child of Doli and unknown
91......Gwrgan b abt 175

92 Annwn "Dyfed" ap MACSEN (b abt 356) and unknown

Children of Annwn and unknown
Teithfall aka Tudwal b abt 371
94....Ednyfed (Dyfed) b abt 370

85 Flavius RICHOMERES m Ascyla

A Frank in the 4th century who became a Supreme Commander in the Eastern Empire. Fought against the Romans and the Goths. Founded Brandenburg.

Flavius Richomeres was a Frank who lived in the late 4th century. He took service in the Roman army and made a career as comes, magister militum, and consul. He was married to Ascyla, with whom he had a son Theudemeres, who became king of the Franks. He was uncle of the general Arbogastes. Around the years 377/378, Richomeres was Comes domesticorum of Emperor Gratian and was transferred from Gaul to Thracia, where he was involved in the Gothic wars of Emperor Valens. At Adrianopole he tried to persuade Valens to wait on Gratian for support. When the Gothic leader Fritigern demanded hostages to secure peace from the Romans he volunteered and departed the Roman camp to bring the other hostages safely to Fritigern, but before he arrived some divisions of the two armies got out of control and engaged, starting the famous Battle of Adrianople.
Richomer survived the rout and remained in the East, where he was second to Theodosius I, the new Caesar of the East. Again at the head of a Frankish and Roman army, he is ordered to march against his nephew Arbogast (possibly son of Bauto) to quell his rebellion. Theodosius names him Master of the Militia for the East in 383, and then Consul of Rome in 384. He not only pursued a military career, but was very interested in the arts and letters, and corresponded with the rhetorician Libanios and the theologian St. Augustine

In 388, Theodosius sent him to the West to fight the usurper Magnus Maximus, and he defeats him at the Battle of the Save (River), and forces his surrender at Aquilea, after which he executes Magnus. After the assassination of one of the co-Emperors Valentinien II (15 May 392), Arbogast places Eugenius on the throne and Theodosius sends Richomer to fight them, but he dies shortly after his departure, leaving it to Stilichko, the Vandal general, to defeat Eugenius and Arbogast at the Battle of Frigidus (present Slovenia) on 6 September 394

Children of Flavius and Ascyla
95......Theodomir de Therouanne b 374 Maritime Charente executed 15 Ag 414 Rome
96......Hildegonde b abt 375 Lombardy, Italy d 425 Saxony
97......Theudemeres b abt 364 executed 422

010 Achiulf of the Greunthingi (King of the Greunthingi) m unknown

Children of Achiulf and unknown
011......Vutwulf of the Greuthungi b abt 300 Scythia d 378 Scythia
012......Ansila of the Greuthungi b abt 303 Scythia
013......Airmanaralks of the Greuthungi b abt 310 Scythia d 376 (following defeat by Huns)
014......Ediulf of the Greuthungi b abt 312 Scythia


86 Gwrddwfn ap GORWG and unknown

Children of Gwrddwfn and unknown
98......Einydd b abt 277

87 Senchormac mac FINN and unknown

Children of Senchormac and unknown
99.....Fedelmid b 304 Dal Riata d 338 Picardy, France
100....Ethod b 330
Note: Ethod was a king in Scotland

88 Aed Brosc mac Corath ui EREMOIN with (a) unknown and m Gwledyr ferch CLYDWYN

Aed Brosc was of the tribe of the Dessi who lived in the County Waterford region of Ireland. His grandfather, Eochaid Allmuir (from Over the Sea) had left his homeland when a bid for independence by his people was severely crushed by their High-King. There is some evidence to suggest the Roman authorities asked for his help in keeping Irish pirates away from the Dyfed coast. The descendants of Aed's eldest son, Urb, eventually founded the Kingdom of Brycheiniog (Brecon today), while his younger son, Triffyn Farfog, married the heiress of the Dyfed Kings. Like most Irish Royalty, Eochaid claimed descent from Beli Mawr, the Celtic Sun-God, through his son, Miled. A myth suggests that the Sons of Miled were the first Celts to come to Ireland, driving the Old Gods into the Otherworld and founding the Milesian dynasty of Irish Kings.

Child of Aed Brosc and unknown
101......Urb ap Aed b abt 371

Child of Aed Brosc and Gwledyr
102......Tryffyn Farfog b abt 385 m Gwledyr ferch CLOTRI
Note: Tryffyn became King of Dyfed. His nickname was "The Bearded"

89 Rhydfedel ap RHYDERYN m Wledir ferch CANDELOU

Child of Rhydfedel and Wledir
103......Gradd b abt 235 Montgomery, Powys

90 Gloyw Gwallthir ap RHODRI and unknown

Gwallthir means "long Hair".
Gloyw was king of Powys, then Montgomery and Radnor.

Child of Gloyw and unknown
104......Gwidolin b abt 285

91 Gwrgan ap GWRDDOLI m unknown

Note: Gwrgan was king of the Gewissei

Child of Gwrgan and unknown
105......Cain b abt 200

93 Teithfall aka Tudwall ap ANNWN (King of Garth Madryn) and unknown

Child of Tudwal and unknown
106......Tewdrig b abt 371 Garthmadrun, Talgarth

95 Théodémir de THEROUANNE m Blesinde of Cologne

Children of Thódémir and Blesinde
107......Blesinde de Therouanne b abt 402
108......Chlodion de Cologne b 398 Colonia Agrippina (Cologne) d 23 Nov 448 Galliae
109......Clovis Richomeresb 374 m Ildegonde

Clovis was also called "The Riparian". A war broke out between the Franks and the Romans some unknown time after the fall of the usurping Emperor Jovinus (411-413) who had been supported by the Franks. Around 422, a Roman army entered Gaul. Théodémir and his mother Ascyla were taken to Rome and executed on 15 Aug 414

110....Basina von Sachsen b 415 d

013 Airmanaralks (Kimg of the Goths) m unknown

Airmanaralks is mentioned in two Roman sources; the contemporary writings of Ammianus Marcellinus and in Getica by the 6th century historian Jordanes.
According to Ammianus, Ermanaric is "a most warlike king" who eventually commits suicide, facing the aggression of the Alani and of the Huns, who invaded his territories in the 370s. All that Ammianus says about the extent of Airmanalks' domain is that his lands were rich and wide.
According to Jordanes' Getica, Ermanaric ruled of the realm of Oium (the Chernyakhov Culture). Jordanes also states that the king put to death a young woman named Sunilda with the use of horses, because of her infidelity. Thereupon her two brothers, Sarus and Ammius, severely wounded Ermanaric leaving him unfit to defend his kingdom from Hunnic incursions.

Child of Airmanaralks and unknown
015......Hunimund b 326 Scythia d 405 Scythia


111 Merwig von THURINGEN (King of Thuringia) m unknown

Child of Merwig and unknown
Weldelphus von Thuringen b abt 365 d 408

98 Einydd ap GWRDDWFN (King of Ewyas) and unknown

Children of Einydd and unknown
113......Geraint b abt 287 Caernarfon d at Somme, Picardy
114......Eudaf Hen b 283 Gwent
115......Caradoc b 285
116......Luyddog b 300
117......Elen b abt 310
118......Arthfael dob unknown

99 Fedelmid mac Senchormac and unknown

Children of Fedelmid and unknown
119......Fedelmid mac Sechormac b 302 Dal Riata d 338 Picardy, France

101 Urb Cormaic ap Aed ui EREMOIN and unknown

Child of Urb and unknown
120......Anllach b abt 403 Brecon d abt 440

103 Gradd ap RHYFEDEL m Wentlian ferch IEUAF

Child of Gradd and Wentlian
121......Urban b 260 Siluria

104 Gwidolin ap GLOYW and unknown

Child of Gwidolin and unknown
122......Gwidol b 320

105 Cain ap GWRGAN m unknown

Child of Cain and unknown
123......Genedog b abt 225

106 Tewdrig ap TEITHFALL (King of Garth Madryn) and unknown

Giving up his kingdom to his son Meurig he retired to Tintern, where he lived the life of a hermit. While he resided here the Saxons, who were then pagans, began to invade the district, when a angel appeared to Tewdrig, telling him he was to shew himself in the battle and their enemies would be put to flight, though he himself would receive a mortal wound. This so happened; the enemy fled, and Tewdrig, standing on the banks of the Wye near the ford of Tintern, received a wound from a lance. The next morning the wounded king was conveyed in a carriage drawn by two stags yoked till they came to a meadow neart the Severn where fountains flowed, and there he died and was buried. His son Meurig built a church on the spot called Merthyr Tewdrig (Tewdrig the martyr), since shortened to Mathern." (Bradney, History of Monmouthshire, vol. 2 p. 255)

Child of Tewdrig and unknown
124......Marchell b abt 403
125......Meurig dob unknown

107a Blesinde de THEROUANNE m Walmer de BOULOGNE

Note: Walmer was the son of Erkembert, King of Ruten

Child of Walmer and Blesinde
107b......Theudra de Boulogne b abt 248

108 Chlodion de COLOGNE m (a) Hildegonde (b abt 400 of the Franks) (b) Crotechilde GJUKUNGAR

Note: Chlodégar was King of the Franks at Cologne

Children of Chlodegar and Ildegond
126......Chlodébaud b abt 430
127......Chlodoweg d 23 Nov 448
128......Lambert de Thérouan b abt 425 Cologne d 459
129......Ragnhard b 434 Cologne
130......Basin von Thuringen dob unknown

015 Hunimund "The Beautiful" ( first Hunnic vassal prince of the Ostrogoths (376-fl.405)) m unknown

Children of Hunimund and unknown
016......Wadamerca b 350 m Balamber king of the Huns
017......Thorismund b abt 351 Scythia d 411 Scythia (falling from a horse)
018......Gesimund b abt 360


112Weldelphus von THURINGEN (King of Thuringia) m unknown

Child of Weldelphus and unknown
131......Merwig II von Thuringia

120 Anlach mac Cormaic ui EREMOIN (sub-king of Irish Demetae) m 124 Marchell ferch TEWDRIG (b 403 Y Fenni-Fach, Talgarth) bef 419

Child of Anlach and unknown
132......Brychan b abt 419 Brycheiniog, Brecon

121 Urban ap GRADD m Teuhvant

Child of Urban and Teuhvant
133......Telpwyll b 280

122 Gwidol ap GWIDOLIN and unknown

Child of Gwidol and unknown
134......Vortigern b 370

123 Genedog ap CAIN m unknown

Child of Genedog and unknown
135......Iago b abt 270

128 Lambert de Therouanne m 107a Theudria de BOULONGE (b abt 428)

Children of Landbert and Theudria
136......Chlodgarde Therouanne b abt 445 d 510
137......Landbert (Comte Auverne) d 515

017 Thorismund "The Chaste" m unknown

Note: Thorismund was killed in the second year of his reign as King of the Ostrogoths and there followed a 40 year interregnum

Child of Thorismund and unknown
019......Berimud b abt 350 Scythia d 425 Spain


131 Merwig II von THURINGEN m unknown

Note: Merwig II was king of the Thuringians

Child of Merwig and unknown
138......Basinus von Thuringen b abt 440

119 Fedelmid Ruamach mac SENCHORMAC and unknown

Child of Fedelmid and unknown
138......Aengus Buiding b abt 320 Dal Riata

132 Brychan ap ANLLACH m Prawst ferch GWRTHEYRN (b) Mendog ferch DYFNWAL of Strathclyde (c) unnamed queen of Brycheiniog (d) Banhadlwedd ferch BANADL

Brychan was tutored by Saint Drichan and, as a young man, was sent as a hostage to the court of King Banadl of Powys, thus securing peace in his father's kingdom. He raped the king's daughter, Banhadlwedd, and she bore him Saint Cynog. Upon his father's death, he returned to Garthmadrun where is reign was remembered as a glorious age of Christianity., and became canonised

According to Christian tradition, Brychan married three or four times and had a very large family. These are mentioned in several manuscripts, including William Worcester, John Leland and Nicholas Roscarrock. The number of children attributed to him varies from twelve to sixty-three, the number most frequently encountered being twenty-four. There are two main lists however, one of Welsh origin and one of Cornish origin. Most of his children appear to have travelled from Brecon to evangelise Cornwall and North Devon, where they are now venerated, but there is little agreement between the two lists. Some are referred to as being 'in Manau' which has led to associations of Brychan with Manaw Gododdin in modern Scotland; although the Isle of Man seems more likely.

The numbers of children may have grown over time, as more and more seculars as well as saints wished to claim descent from one of the 'Holy Families of Britain'. Listed below are children from Welsh, Cornish, Irish and Breton sources, as recorded on the Early British Kingdoms.

Sons in Welsh sources
In the Cognacio Brychan, De Situ Brecheniauc and Jesus College MS20 are listed Cynog, Rhain Dremrudd, Clydwyn, Arthen, Papai, Dingad, Berwyn and Rhydog. Also listed, but not in all three, are Cynon, Pasgen, Cylflifer, Marthaerun and Rhun. Other Welsh sources claim the following additional sons: Caian, Cynbryd, Cynfran, Cynin, Dogfan, Dyfnan, Dyfrig, Hychan, Llecheu, Neffei, Rhawin, Llofan, Llonio, Heilin, Afallach, Gwynnen and Gwynnws.

Daughters in Welsh sources
The De Situ Brecheniauc lists: Meleri, Hunydd, Gwladys, Ceingar, Tudglid, Nyfain, Gwawr, Marchell, Lluan, Gwrygon Goddeu, Arianwen, Bethan, Ceinwen (Keyne), Cerddych, Clydai, Cynheiddon, Dwynwen, Eiliwedd, Goleudydd, Gwen, Lludd, Tudful, Tudwystl and Tybie. Other Welsh sources claim the following additional daughters: Beiol, Tydieu, Eufail, Hawystl, Edwen, Gwenrhiw, Tudwen, Callwen, Gwenfyl, Gwennan and Mwynwen.

Cornish sources
Listed in the 'Life of Saint Nectan' are, by his wife, Gwladys: Adwen, Canauc (Cynog), Cleder (Clether), Dilic (Illick), Endilient (Endelienta), Helie, Johannes (Sion), Iona, Juliana (Ilud), Kenhender (Cynidr), Keri (Curig), Mabon (Mabyn), Menfre (Menefrewy), Merewenne (Marwenna), Morewenna (Morwenna), Nectanus (Nectan), Tamalanc, Tedda (Tetha), Wencu, Wenheden (Enoder), Wenna (Gwen), Wensent, Wynup (Gwenabwy) and Yse (Issey).

According to Robert Hunt, of the holy children that settled in Cornwall, we learn that the following gave their names to Cornish churches 1. Johannes at St Ive (probably incorrect) 2. Endelient at Endellion 3. Menfre at St Minver 4. Tedda at St Teath 5. Mabon at St Mabyn 6. Merewenne at Marhamchurch 7. Wenna at St Wenn 8. Keyne at St Keyne 9. Yse at St lssey 10. Morewenna at Morwenstow 11. Cleder at St Clether 12. Keri at Egloskerry 13. Helie at Egloshayle (this is incorrect) 14. Adwen at Advent 15. Lanent at Lelant Irish sources
The Book of Leinster lists the following sons by Brychan's wife, DÕna daughter of the King of the Saxons: Mo-Goroc, Mo-Chonoc (Cynog), Diraid, Duban (Dyfnan), Cairinne (Caian), Cairpre, Iast, Elloc (Dilic), Paan, Caeman and Mo-Beoc.

Breton sources
Breton tradition says that Brychan married Menedoc daughter of Constantine, King of the Scots. Together they were the parents of Saint Nennocha. 4898.

Note: The families below are the ones for which there is historical evidence confirmed by further evidence
Children of Brychan and Ribwrast
139......Meleri b 435 Brycheiniog
140......Rhain b 442 Brycheiniog
Note: Rhain became King of Brycheiniog
141......Gwelfyl b 438
142.....Tudglid b abt 450 Brycheiniog
143......Gwladys b 460 Brycheiniog m Gwynllyw ap GLYWYS
144......Nyfain b 452 Brycheiniog
145......Marchell b 467 Brycheiniog m Gwrin ap CADWALADR
146......Brychan b 485 m Ingenach ferch DYFNWAL (Princess of Strathclyde)

Child of Brychan and Mendog
147......Gwawr b abt 470 Brycheiniog m Elidyr "Lydanwyn" (the Stout) AP MEIRCHION King of South Rheged

Child of Brychan and unknown Queen
Gwen dob unknown
Child of Brychan and Banhadlwedd
149......Gwawr b 470 Brycheiniog

113 Geraint ap EINYDD (Lord of Meridoc) and unknown

Child of Gereint and unknown
150......Cynan b abt 345 d abt 426

133 Telpwyll ap URBAN m Emerita

Child of Telpwyll and Emerita
151......Deheuwaint b 305

134 Vortigern ap GWIDOL m Severa ferch MAXIMUS (b abt 370)

Coin showing head of Severa

Severa was the youngest daughter of Maximus II Magnus CLEMENS and great grand daughter of the Emperor Constantine the Great. See the Bigod branch here

The first writer to tell the story of Vortigern was the sixth century historian Gildas, writing his De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain) in the first decades of the 6th century. He writes "all the councillors, together with that proud usurper [omnes consiliarii una cum superbo tyranno]" made the mistake of inviting "the fierce and impious Saxons" to settle in Britain....

Gildas never calls Vortigern a king of Britain. He is termed a usurper (tyrannus), but not solely responsible for inviting the Saxons. To the contrary, he is supported by or supporting a "Council", which may be a government based on the representatives of all the "cities" (civitates) or a part thereof. Gildas also does not see Vortigern as bad; he just qualifies him as "unlucky" (infaustus) and lacking judgement, which is understandable, as these mercenaries proved to be faithless...

William of Malmesbury stated that "Vortigern was King of Britain; a man calculated neither for the field nor the council, but wholly given up to the lusts of the flesh, the slave of every vice: a character of insatiable avarice, ungovernable pride, and polluted by his lusts. To complete the picture, he had defiled his own daughter, who was lured to the participation of such a crime by the hope of sharing his kingdom, and she had borne him a son. Regardless of his treasures at this dreadful juncture, and wasting the resources of the kingdom in riotous living, he was awake only to the blandishments of abandoned women."

Children of Vortigern and Severa
152......Cadeyrn b abt 404 d 447 killed at Battle of Aylesford
153......Vortimer dob unknown
154......Pascent dob unknown
155......Faustus dob unknown
156......Prawst b abt 420 m Brychan ap ANLLACH of Brecon.

135 Iago ap GENEDOG m unknown

Child of Iago and unknown
157......Tegid Tacitus b abt 270 Glamorgan

Coin of Tegid Tacitus

136 Chlodgarde THEROUANNE m Garnia de CORNOUALLE 467

Children of Chlodgarde and Garnia
158......Haimon (Comte Cambrai) b abt 490 d 543
159......Chlodgar de Therouanne b 482
160......Mathilde de Boulogne b 500
161......Othel de Moselgau dob unknown
162......Licinus de Therouanne dob unknown

019 Berimud m unknown

Noye: Berimud was Counsellor to Theodorid I of the Visigoths

Child of Berimud and unknown
020......Wideric b abt 460 d 517 Spain


138 Basinus von THURINGEN m Ménia 473

Children of Basinus and Ménia
163......Baderich von Thuringen
164......Herminafred von Thuringen b abt 490
165......Berthachar von Thuringen dob unknown
166......Radegund von Thuringen dob unknown

138 Aengus Buiding mac FEDEILMID (King in Dal Riata) and unknown

Child of Aengus and unknown
167......Aengus b abt 350 Dal Riata d 405

168 Owain "Finddu" ap MACSEN (b abt 358 d aft 378 King of Cernwy) and unknown

Note: Finddu means "black lips"

Child of Owain and unknown
169......Mor (aka Marius) b abt 378

150 Cynan "Medriadog" ap GEREINT (King of Dumnonia) m (a) Ursula ferch DYNOD in Rome (b abt 305) (b) Darerca ferch CALPERNIUS (b abt 310)

Note: Darerca is said by some to be the sister of St. Patrick of Ireland (who did have a sister Darerca), but other sources mention her as married to other husbands, without mention of Cynan Meriadoc ap Geraint. There is ample evidence that she was the daughter of Calpurnius and Conchessa.

Conchessa was the daughter of Ochbee who sold her as a slave to Cynan, who subsequently married her

Child of Cynan and Ursula
170......Cadfan b 325 Rome d abt 406

Child of Cynan and Darerca
171......Gradlon Mawr b abt 330 d 434

151 Deheuwaint ap TELPWYLL and unknown

Child of Deheuwaint and unknown
172......Tegfan Gloff b 333

152 Cadeyrn "Fendigaid" ap GWRTHEYRN and unknown

Child of Cadeyrn and unknown
173......Cadell dob unknown

157 Tegid ap IAGO m Uther Constantina

Child of Tegid and Uther Constantina
174......Padarn Beisrudd b abt 305 Yr Hen Ogledd

158 Haimon de CAMBRAI m Maurianne d'AQUITAINE

Children of Haimon and Maurianne
175......Theutbald de Cambrai b 515
176......Wadon de Cambrai b 520 Cambrai
177......Crodulphe de Boulogne b 530

020 Wideric m unknown

Child of Wideric and unknown
021......Flavius Eutharicus Cilliga


163 Baderich von THURINGEN m Amalafreda (b 505 Thüringa)

Note: Baderich was king of Thuringia

Children of Baderich and Amalafreda
178......Arégonde von Thuringen b 504
179......Gerberga von Thuringen b 506
180......Radegonde von Thuringen dob unknown
181....Amalberge von Thuringen b 505
182....Ingonde von Thuringen b 507
183....Amalafrid von Thuringen dob unknown

184 Bresal Belach mac Fiachbach ba AICCED King of Leinster, Ireland (b abt 378 d 435) and unknown

Note: Bresal was the son of Fiacha Ba Aicced mac Cathair Mair ui EREMOIN

Children of Bresal and unknown
Enna Nia dob unknown
186......Labraid Laidech b abt 408

167 Aengus Fert Mac Aengus (b abt 350) and unknown

Child of Aengus and unknown
187......Eochaid Muinremuir b abt 375 d bef 439

169 Mor ap OWAIN (Brenin Cernwy) and unknown

Child of Mor and unknown
188......Solor b abt 398

170 Cadfan ap CYNAN (King of Dumnonia) and unknown

Children of Cadfan and unknown
189......Gwfawr b abt 358 d abt 415
190......Ystrafael b abt 360

172 Teglan Gloff ap CADEYRN (King of Powys) and unknown

Child of Deheuwaint and unknown
191......Coel b 333

173 Cadell "Ddyrnlleg" ap CADEYRN (King of Powys) m 106 Gwelfyl ferch BRYCHAN (Princess of Brecon) bef 468

Cadell commanded the kingdom of Powys during his father Cadeyrn's battles in 441. He was driven from his father's kingdom by Irish pirates during the chaos of the Saxon insurrection in Southern Britain before 447. He hid himself amongst the peasants of Powys and became a servant of the Irish chieftain, Benlli, hoping, one day, to find an opportunity to retrieve his inheritance. He had his chance when St.Germanus of Auxerre visited Britain, probably for the second time, to combat the Pelagian heresy in 447. He was restored to the Powys throne by St. Germanus in 447.

Ddyrnllwg means "of the gleaming hilt"

Children of Cadell and Gwelfyl
192......Cyngen Godrydd b abt 470
193......Gwynfyr "The freckled" b 472
194......Ystradwel b abt 474
195......Ddewer b abt 476

174 Padarn Beisrudd ap TEGID m unknown 363

Padarn Beisrudd ap Tegid literally translates as Paternus of the Scarlet Robe, son of Tegid. His father may have borne the Roman name of Tacitus. Padarn is believed to have been born in the early 4th century in the Old North (or Yr Hen Ogledd) of Roman Britain. His grandson, Cunedda certainly came from Manaw Gododdin, the modern Clackmannanshire region of Scotland.
One traditional interpretation identifies Padarn as a Roman (or Romano-British) official of reasonably high rank who had been placed in command of Votadini troops stationed in Clackmannanshire in the 380s or earlier by the Emperor Magnus Maximus. Alternatively, he may have been a frontier chieftain in the same region who was granted Roman military rank, a practice attested elsewhere along the empire's borders at the time.
His command in modern Scotland lasted till his death and was then assumed by his son Edeyrn. Edeyrn was father to Cunedda, founder of the Kingdom of Gwynedd, Wales

Child of Padarn and unknown
196......Edeyrn b abt 364
197......Donatus dob unknown
198......Romanus dob unknown

176 Wadon de CAMBRAI m unknown

Child of Wadon and unknown
199......Witger de Cambrai m unknown

021 Flavius Eutharicus CILLIGA m Amalasuintha

Note: Flavius was given Roman citizenship and became first consul in 519. Amalasuintha was queen of Italy

Children of Flavius and Amalasuintha
022......Athalaric b 516 d 2 Oct 534
023......Matasuentha b 525 Italy d 550 m Witigis King of the Ostrogoths


185 Enna nia mac Bresail ui EREMOIN and unknown

Child of enna and unknown
200......Dunlaing dob unknown

187 Eochaid Muinremuir mac AENGUSA (King in Dal Riata) and unknown

Child of Eochaid and unknown
201......Ercc b abt 400 d 474

188 Solor ap MOR (Brenin Cernwy) and unknown

Children of Solor and unknown
202......Pandwlff b abt 418
203......Glywys b abt 435 m Gwawl ferch CEREDIC (b abt 450 princess of Ceredigion)

189 Gwrfawr ap CADFAN (King of Dumnonia) and unknown

Children of Gwrfawr and unknown
204......Tudwal b abt 375 m Gratiana ferch MACSEN
See the Bigod branch here
205......Frwdwr b abt 380

171 Gradlon "Mawr" ap CYNAN (King of Brittany) m Tigridia of Ireland

Children of Gradlon and Tigridia
206......Gwidol b abt 359
207......Salomon (aka Tudwal) b abt 360 d abt 440

191 Coel "Hen Godhebog" ap TEGLAN (King of Cumbria) m 190 Ystrafael ferch CADFAN (b 360,in Dumnonia d 388 Colchester)

Following the official end of Roman Britain, Coel Hen took over as High King of Northern Britain around 410. Coel is thought to be the origin of "Old King Cole"

Child of Coel and Ystrafael
208.......Ceneu b abt 382
209.......Gwawl b 388
209a....Trahainam Trehearn b 390
Note: Trahainam Trehearn became high King of Gwent
209b....Garbaniawn b abt 400 d 450
Note: Garbaniawn became king of the Bryneigh

192 Cyngen Glodrydd ap CADELL (King of Powys) m Tanglewst ferch BRYCHAN bef 498

Children of Cyngen and Tanglewst
210......Sannan b abt 498
211......Pasgen b abt 500
212......Brochfael Ysgythrog b 502

196 Edeyrn ap PADARN Beisrudd of Britan m a princess of Dumonia and Brittany

Child of Edeyrn and princess
213......Cunedda Wledig b abt 386 Manau Godeddin, Upper Firth of Forth d abt 460 Wales

199 Witger de CAMBRAI m unknown

Child of Witger and unknown
214......Witger II de Cambrai b abt 575 Cambrai

022 Athalric m Clothilde Note: Athalric was king of the Ostrogoths of Italy

Child of Athalric and Clothilde


200 Dunlaing mac Ennai Niad ui EREMOIN m (a) Cuach ingen CHEOLBAID (b) unnamed queen of Leinster

Dunlaing was responsible for the "Massacre of the Girls, thirty royal girls was the number, and a hundred maids with each of them, in 241 in Cleanfearta, at Teamhair" He was King of Leinster in 241. He was ancestor of the sept of Ui Dunlainge, which monopolized the kingship of Laigin (Leinster) from the seventh through the early eleventh centuries.

Child of Dunlaing and Cuach
215......Ailill b abt 460 d abt 530

Children of Dunlaing and unknown
216......Eochaid dob unknown
217......Illan b b abt 466 d abt 527
Note: Illan became King of Leinster

218 Wilhelm King of the East Angles m unknown

Child of Wilhelm and unknown
Wehha dob unknown

220 Cynric de WESSEX (King of Wessex 534 - 560 d 560) m unknown

Cynric was the son of Cerdic. The Anglo Saxon Chronicle dates the arrival of the future "West Saxons" in Britain to 495, when Cerdic and his son, Cynric, land at Cerdices ora, or Cerdic's shore.

Children of Cynric and unknown
Ceawlin b 547 Wessex d 591
222......Cutha dob unknown d 584

201 Ercc mac ECHACH (King in Dal Riata) and unknown

Children of Ercc and unknown
223......Loarn Mor b abt 440
224......Fergus Mor b abt 430 d 501

206 Gwidol ap GRADLON (Prince of the Dumnonii) and unknown

Child of Gwidol and unknown
225......Deroch b abt 400

202 Pandwlff ap SOLOR "Fawr" (Brenin Cernwy) and unknown

Children of Solor and unknown
226......Solor b abt 436

205 Frwdwr ap GWFAWR and unknown

Child of Frwdwr and unknown
227.....Cynwal b abt 401

207 Salomon ap GRADLON (High King of Brittany) m Elen ferch PATRICIUS (b abt 360)

Note:: Elen ferch Patricius was the daughter of Patricius FLAVIUS

Child of Salomon and Miss Patricius
228......Aldrien b 388 d 464

208 Ceneu ap COEL (King of Cumbria) and unknown

Ceneu was an early King of Northern Britain, the heir of Coel Hen (the Old). His Kingdom stretched from coast to coast. Ceneu was canonized because he upheld the old Christian ways while under intense pressure from invading pagans. High-King Vortigern's policy of employing Saxon mercenaries to defeat British enemies meant that, for most of his reign, Ceneu was obliged to accept the help of the Saxons, Octha and Ebissa, in pushing back invading Picts from his kingdom. Their interference was widely resented and it was not until after the Kentish rebellion that they were finally brought under control. Magnanimous in victory, Ceneu allowed the Saxons to settle in Deira (East Yorkshire). Upon his death, Ceneu's kingdom was divided between his two sons, Gwrgant and Mor. Gwrgant took the western lands stretching from the Salway to the Mersey, while Mor inherited the central kingdom around the old capital, Ebrauc (York).

Children of Caneu and unknown
229......Mor b abt 420
230......Gwrast b abt 422 South Rheged, Wales
231......Eidion b abt 424 South Rheged, Wales
232......Pabo b abt 430

212 Brochfael Ysgythrog ap CYNGEN m Arddyn Penasgell ferch PABO (b abt 510)

The traditional arms of Brochwel Ysgithrog

Brochfael (alias Brochwel) of the Tusks presumably had very big teeth! The famous Taliesin was his bard for a time.
Brochfael is particularly known for an incident involving St. Melangell. This stunning young woman had taken to the life of a hermit, living in a small cell in the Powys wilds. One day, Brochfael was out hunting a hare when the creature made for Melangell's hermitage and hid in her skirts. The dogs would not attack, and the King became so enamoured of the lady's pious beauty that he asked her to marry him. She humbly declined, so Brochfael gave her land to build a monastery instead.

Powys has been frequently called "the land of Brochwel", but little is recorded of the events of this monarch's reign. Some details are available from Old Welsh poetry, but this is difficult to interpret, and none of the extant poems about this period seem to pre-date the 9th century. Some are from as late as the 11th century. Brochwel is presented as a warrior hero and ruler of wide lands. These sources suggest that he was passionately fond of hunting, and one of his chief resorts was the Vale of Meifod which he made his "May-Abode" or summer residence. On his summer visits to Mathrafal, he often visited the shrine of St. Gwyddfarch. Upon his saintly son, St Tysilio, he bestowed the Bishopric of that part of his kingdom. St Tysilio and Brochwel are linked with the foundation of the Church at Meifod, but none of the stones of the current Church of St. Mary date from this period.

Brochfael died around AD 560/70 and was buried at Pentrefoelas in Gwynedd where the grave of a six foot man, with a covering slab bearing the name "Brohomagli", has been uncovered. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Cynan.

Note: Arddyn was the granddaughter of A 26 King Coel

Child of Brochfael and Arddyn
233......Cynan b 545 d 610
234......Tysilio b 541

This child later became St Tysilio and a bishop. He resolved at an early age to become a priest, over the objections of his father.Ê He ran away to Meifod and was taken in by the abbot for religious training. His father sent men to fetch him home, but the lad refused to leave. After his brother Iago had succeeded their father as king, then died childless two years later, the widow of his brother asked him to leave the monastory to marry her and become king. When he refused, she did all she could to make life miserable for him and for the abbey at Meifod. He left Wales and sailed to Brittany, where he set up his own abbey. After the death of his sister-in-law, a delegation from Meifod invited him to return but he chose to stay where he was; he died in Brittany after living a full life.

235......Mawn dob unknown
236......Iago dob unknown

213 Cunedda "Wledig" ap EDEYRN m 154 Gwawl ferch COEL of Rheged

Cunedda led the Votadini against Pictish and Irish incursions south of Hadrian's Wall. Sometime after this, the Votadini troops under Cunedda relocated to North Wales in order to defend the region from Irish invasion. Cunedda established himself in Wales, in the territory of the Venedoti, which would become the centre of the kingdom of Gwynedd. Two explanations for these actions have been suggested: either Cunedda was acting under the orders of Maximus (or Maximus's successors) or Vortigern, the high king of the British in the immediate post-Roman era. The range of dates (suggested by PC Bartrum) runs from the late 370s, which would favor Maximus, to the late 440s, which would favor Vortigern.

Celebrated for his strength, courage, and ability to rally the beleaguered Romano-British forces of the region, he eventually secured a politically advantageous marriage to Gwawl, daughter of Coel Hen, the Romano-British ruler of Eboracum (modern York), and had nine sons. Cardigan (Welsh: Ceredigion) and Merioneth (Welsh: Meirionnydd) were supposedly named after his two sons Ceredig and Meirion.

Children of Cunedda and Gwawl
237......Casnar b abt 410 Powys
238......Typipion b 417
239......Einion "Yrth" b 417 d abt 500
240.....Osfael b 418
241......Rhwfon b 419
242......Dynod b 420
243......Ceredig b 421
244......Affloyg b 422
245......Dogfael b 424
246......Gwen b 426 Manau Gododdin, Scotland m Amlawdd ap CYNWAL bef 452
247.....Tegygl b 427
248......Gwron b abt 431
249......Meirion b abt 433

250 Count Waudbert II de LOMMOIS (b abt 535 Lomme, Lille) m 181 Amalberge von THURINGEN (b abt 540 Thuringia) abt 560

Child of Waudbert and Amalberge
251......Waudbert III b abt 565 Lomme

214 Witger II de CAMBRAI m Amalberge de HAINAUT

Child of Witgar II and Amalberge
252......Madelgaire de Hainaut


215 Ailill mac Dunlaing ui EREMOIN and unknown

Child of Ailill and unknown
253......Cormac b abt 498 d 535 Leinster

219 Wehha King of the East Angles m unknown

Child of Wehha and unknown
254......Uffa dob unknown d 578

221 Ceawlin de Wessex (king of Wessex 560 to 591) m unknown

Ceawlin was deposed as King of Wessex in 591 when the Anglo Saxon Chronicle records: "Here there was great slaughter at Woden's Barrow, and Ceawlin was driven out."

Children of Ceawlin and unknown
255......Cuthwine b 564 d 635
256......Cutha dob unknown

224 Fergus Mor mac EARCA (King in Dal Riata) and unknown

A contemporary writer in "The Annals of Tigernach" written in 501 states Fergus Mor mac Eirc, with the people of Dal Riata, held part of Britain, and he died there." Fergus is also found in the king lists of Dal Riata, and later of Scotland: Medieaval kings of Scotland traced their ancestry to Fergus, and it was believed that Fergus was the first King to be crowned on the Stone of Scone.

Child of Fergus and unknown
257......Domangart b abt 430 d 501

225 Riotham ap DEROCH (Prince of the Dumnonii) and unknown

Child of Riotham and unknown
258......Alma b abt 485

226 Solor ap PANDWLFF and unknown

Children of Solor and unknown
259......Gwywrlys b abt 452 d bef 480

227 Cynwal ap FRWDWRand unknown

Children of Frwdwr and unknown
260.....Amlawdd b abt 401

228 Aldrien ap SALOMAN and unknown

Children of Aldrien and unknown
b abt 420
262......Erich b abt 447 d 478

229 Mor ap CANEU (King of Cumbria) and unknown

Mor inherited the central kingdom around the old capital, Ebrauc (York).
He was the third and last King of Northern Britain. His estate was probated; Upon Mor's death, the Kingdom of Northern Britain is divided between his sons, becoming The Kingdom of the Pennines, based on Dunoting and The Peak, and the Kingdom of Ebrauc.

Children of Mor and unknown
263......Einion b abt 450 d 505
264......Arthwys dob unknown m St Cywair (b abt 455 in Ireland)

239 Einion "Yrth" ap CUNEDDA m (a) unknown (b) Prawst ferch DEITHLYN of the Picts 438 Caernarfon (c) Princess of Brycheiniog

Note: Einion was Prince of Gwynedd. His name Yrth means "the impetuous"

Child of Einion and unknown
265......Llyr Mereni b 428 m (a) Tywanwedd ferch AMLAWDD (b) F17 Gwen ferch BRYCHAN
Children of Einion and Prawst
266......Cadwallon Lawhir b 442 d 534

267......Einion b 444
268......Owain "Ddantgwyn" b abt 448 d abt 520
269......Tegog b 450

243 Ceredig ap CUNEDDA (b 420) m 104 Meleri ferch BRYCHAN (b abt 436 Princess of Brechiniog) bef 450

Ceredig was King of Ceredigion (424-453)

He was born c. 420 AD in the Brythonic kingdom of Manaw Gododdin (approximating modern Clackmannanshire in Scotland), centred on the Firth of Forth.

Son of Cunedda Wledig ap Edern and Gwawl ferch Coel, he arrived in what is now modern Wales from Gododdin with his father's family when they were invited to help ward off Irish invaders. As a reward for his bravery, his father gave him the southern part of the territories in north-west Wales conquered from the Irish. The realm was named Ceredigion in his honour.

Children of Ceredig and Meleri
270......Samson b abt 435 Ceredigion
271......Cynan b 457 Ceredigion
272......Garthog b 439 Ceredigion
273......Meirion b 441 Ceredigion
274......Ithel b 443 Ceredigion
275......Annun b 445 Ceredigion
276......Carannog b 447 Ceredigion
277......Corun b 449 Ceredigion
278......Eiddyn Ddu b 451 Ceredigion
279......Usai b abt 453 Ceredigion
280......Gwawr b 455 Ceredigion m Glywys ap SOLAR (King of Ergyng)
281......Cynyr b 457 Ceredigion
282......Cedig Draws b 459 Ceredigion
283.....Gwen b 461 Ceredigion m Pedrwn Wledig ap EWYR
284......Ina b 463 Ceredigion
285......Hydwn b 465 Ceredigion

237 Casnar ap CUNEDDA m Thewer ferch BRYDW

Casnar was King of Gwynedd. He was mentioned in Mabinogi branch of Pwyll, the tale of Culhwch and Olwen and in Rhanabwy's Dream, where he appears as Kasnat Wledig

Children of Casnar and Thewer
286......Llary b abt 525 Powys
287......Cynan Wledig

251 Comte Waudbert III de LOMMOIS m 024 Clothilde de OSTROGOTH (b abt 570)

Child of Waudbert and Clothide
289......Waudbert IV b abt 595 Lomme d 623

E252 .Madelgaire de HAINAUT m Onuguera

Note: Madelgaire became a saint

Children of Madelgaire and Onuguera
290......Adeltrude de Hainault
291......Landericus de Hainault
292......Madelberta de Hainault


293 Fergnae mac Fergusa m unknown

Child of Fergnae and unknown
Lassi ingen Fergnae dob unknown

253 Cormac mac Ailella ui EREMOIN King in Leister and unknown Child of Cormac and unknown
295......Caipre b 528 d 546 Leinster

254 Uffa King of the East Angles m unknown

Uffa was king from 571 to 578 and his name was the basis for the family surname - Wuffinga. The family had a palace at Rendlesham, Suffolk

Child of Uffa and unknown
296......Tytila dob unknown d 599

255 Cuthwine de WESSEX (Prince of Wessex m unknown

Children of Cuthwine and unknown
297......Cynebald b 585
298......Cedda b 590
299......Cutha Cathwulf b 592 d 679

257 Domangart Reti mac FERGUS (King in Dal Riata and unknown [Adomnan's Life of Saint Columba]

Children of Domangart and unknown
300......Gabrain b abt 500 d abt 559 [Irish annals]
301......Comgall dob unknown d abt 541
Note: Corngall succeded his father as king of Dal Riata

259 Gwyrlys ap SOLAR, Duke of Cornwall and unknown

Child of Gwrwrlys and unknown
302......Elaine b abt 475

260 Amlawdd "Wledig" ap CYNWALm (a) Egliose ferch LAMBOR (b) Gwen ferch CUNEDDA (b 426 Manau Gododdin, Firth of Forth)

Child of Amlawdd and Egloise
303.....Ygerna b abt 454

Child of Amlawdd and Gwen

262 Erich ap ALDRIEN (Duke of Brittany) and unknown

Child of Erich and unknown
305......Budic b 470 d 544

263 Einion ap MOR and unknown

Children of Einion and unknown
306......Ceidio dob unknown
307......Dynoddob unknown d 595
308......Rhun b abt 450 d 505

266 Cadwallon "Llaw Hir" ap EINION King of Gwynedd m Meddyf ferch MAELDAF (b 460)

Cadwallon grew up at Aberffraw in the shadow of King Edwin of Deira who appears to have been his foster-uncle (an impossible legend says his foster-brother). At a young age, his father, King Cadfan, sent him to the Royal Breton Court of King Salomon where received a fine British education. Edwin may have gone with him and a petty rivalry was born between them that, in manhood, turned to war!

After Edwin left the Royal Gwynedd Court, he was able to recover a united Northumbrian crown with the help of the Saxon Bretwalda, King Redwald of East Anglia in AD 616. He then appears to have turned to expansionism. First, Edwin conquered the British Kingdom of Elmet. Then, after Cadfan's death, he turned on Gwynedd. He attacked Ynys Manaw (Isle of Man) by sea and, from here, spring-boarded to Ynys Mon (Anglesey) where Cadwallon underwent some crushing defeats. The King of Gwynedd was pushed back to the tiny Ynys Lannog (Isle of Priestholm) where he was besieged for several weeks before managing to escape to Ireland. From here he moved on to Guernsey and then to the court of his cousin, King Salomon II of Brittany. Together they plotted revenge.

Cadwallon sent an advance party to Britain to rally his men and those of the other British kingdoms, while he prepared a Breton invasion force. The advance guard landed in Dumnonia, but were immediately caught up in a Mercian siege of Caer-Uisc (Exeter). King Clemen was, thus, in no position to help the Gwynedd cause. However, Cadwallon soon arrived with his army and crushed the Mercians, forcing their King, Penda, into a mutual anti-Northumbrian alliance, sealed by Cadwallon's marriage to Penda's sister, Alcfrith. Together, they marched north to regain Gwynedd at the Battle of Cefn Digoll (Long Mountain near Welshpool). They did not stop there, however, and hounded the Northumbrians back to their own kingdom. Here they wreaked revenge on the Northern Angles, burning York, sacking Yeavering (Ad Gefrin) and butchering Northumbrians as they went. So savagely did Cadwallon treat them that the Northern Angles thought they were all to be exterminated.

Edwin was finally killed at the Battle of Meicen (Hatfield Chase) in AD 633, but this did not entice Cadwallon to leave Northumbria. Edwin's cousin, Osric, managed to rally the Nothumbrian troops and besieged the King of Gwynedd at York. Cadwallon, however, broke out, caught Osric unawares and destroyed his entire army. Aethelfrith of Bernicia's son, Enfrith, then returned from Pictland and tried to negotiate peace with Cadwallon. The King would have none of it though and Enfrith was also slain. Within a year, however, Enfrith's half-brother, Oswald, marched south from his exile in Scottish Dalriada and encountered Cadwallon at Catscaul or "Cad-ys-gual", the Battle of the Wall (Heavenfield, near Hexham). Here Cadwallon died. Conflicting evidence suggests he may have survived the battle and died in AD659, though this is unlikely. Tradition says he was buried beneath the Ludgate of Caer Londein, where he still occasionally held court over both Britons and Saxons. A mounted statue of him is said to have been raised upon its top. His son, Cadwaladr Fendigaid, being only about a year old, the throne was seized by one Cadfael ap Cynfeddw.

Child of Cadwallon and Meddyf
309......Maelgwyn b bef 480 d 547 of plague

279 Usai ap CEREDIG (King in Ceredigion) and unknown
Child of Usai and unknown
310......Serwyl b abt 490 Ceredigion

289 Comte Waudbert IV de LOMMOIS m Amalberge de LANDEN (b 600 Landen, Belgium)

Child of Waudbert and Amalberge
311......Waudbert V b abt 622 Lomme


294 Lassi ingen FERGNAE m Oengus of Ui Teg

Child of Oengus and Lassi
312......Fedem ingen Oengusa dob unknown

295 Caipre mac Cormaic ui EREMOIN and unknown

Child of Caipre and unknown
313......Colman b bef 546 d 576

Wuffinga coat of arms

296 Tytila WUFFINGA King of the East Angles m unknown

Note: Tytila was king of the East Angles from 578 to 599

Children of Tytila and unknown
314......Raedwald b abt 570 d abt 624
Note: This was the Raedwald buried at Sutton Hoo
315......Eni dob unknown

299 Cutha Cathwulf de WESSEX (Prince of Wessex) m unknown

Child of Cutha and unknown
316......Ceolwald b 622 d 713

300 Gabrain "The treacherous" mac DOMANGART (King in Dal Riata) m Fedelm Ingen FEIDELMID

Gabhran (Scottish Gaelic: Gabhran mac Domangart) was king of Dal Riata, in modern Ireland and Scotland, from about 538 until 558. He is the eponymous founder of the Cenel (Clan) nGabrain. The Cenel nGabra'n dominated Dal Riata until the late 7th century, and his son Aedan was later king. He was said to be a wise and excellent Prince. He instituted the office of the King's Advocate. He persuaded Loth, a Pictish King, to join with Uther Pendragon, King of the Britons against the Anglo-Saxons in 502.

Children of Gabrain and Fedelm
317......Eoganan b abt 530
318......Aedan b abt 533 d 17 Apr 608 Kilkerran, Ireland
319......Cuildach dob unknown
320......Domnall dob unknown
321......Domangart dob unknown

301 Comgall mac DOMANGART and unknown

Child of Comgall and unknown
322......Conall dob unknown
Note: Conall was king in Dal Riata from 558 to 574

303 Ygerna ferch GWYRLYS m Gwyrlys ap SOLOR

Child of Gwrlys and Ygerna
323......Elaine b abt 475

305 Budic ap ERICH "Emyr LLdaw" (King of Brittany from 468) m (a) 206 Elaine ferch GWYRLYS of Cernyw (b) Anowed

It was probably during his cousin's usurpation of the Breton throne that Budic fled to Britain, along with his father and the Breton fleet. They took refuge at the court of King Aircol Lawhir of Dyfed, where he met and married his second wife, Anowed, the sister of St. Teilo. The two settled in Britain and lived there for many years during which time Anowed gave birth to two sons. During her third pregnancy though, messengers arrived announcing that the Breton King (probably the childless Rivod) was dead and that his people desired Budic to be their King. So he returned in triumph to a kingdom that became known as Cornouaille Budic in his honour.

Child of Budic and Elaine
324......Hoel b 491 d 545

308 Rhun HirRyfedd "Mawr" ap EINION (King of Ebruac [York]) and unknown

Child of Rhun and unknown

Like his father, King Maelgwn Gwynedd, Rhun was a tall man, hence his nickname. According to Welsh law, Rhun managed to succeed to the Gwynedd throne despite being illegitimate. However, his position was disputed by his eldest legitimate half-sister, St. Eurgain and her husband, Prince Elidyr Mwynfawr (the Wealthy) of Strathclyde. Elidyr's armies invaded Gwynedd. They sailed through the Menai Straits and landed near Caer-Segeint, alias Caer-yn-Arfon (Caernarfon). Rhun had strong local support, however, and the Northern army was thoroughly defeated. Elidyr was killed in battle on the Cadnant Brook. King Riderch Hael (the Generous) of Strathclyde, Elidyr's cousin, appears to have attempted a revenge attack a few years later. Rhun was victorious for a second time, and followed through by taking a large army north, possibly to help his half-brother, Bridei, secure his place on the Pictish throne. Rhun's favourite palace was that which he set up up-river from Degannwy at the old Roman fort of Canovium. Originally Caer-Ganwy, it later took the name of Caer-Rhun in his honour. He died there in 586.

325......Perfawr (aka Perwyr) b 510

309 Maelgwyn "The Tall" ap CADWALLON King of Gwynedd m (a) Gwallwen ferch AFALLACH (b abt 490) (b) Nesta ferch SAWYL (c) Ingem GIROM (b abt 500) (d) 155 Sannan ferch CYNGEN (b abt 498)

Maelgwn Hir (the Tall) was so associated with the kingdom which he inherited from his father, Cadwallon Lawhir, that he is usually known as Maelgwn Gwynedd. Gildas wrote unfavourably of him in the early 6th century, telling of Maelgwn's murder of his own uncle, probably Owain Danwyn (White-Tooth), in order to secure Gwynedd's crown. Gildas did, however, acknowledge the King's leading position amongst the monarchs of the age and gives him the, not unflattering, title of "Dragon of the Isle": a reference to Ynys Mon (Anglesey). Geoffrey of Monmouth considered him to be a High-King of Britain following Arthur's heir, Constantine, and this is not impossible. Legend tells how, soon after taking the throne, Maelgwn was forced to call together all the petty-kings of North Wales, and probably the rest of Britain, in order to obtain their acceptance of him as their over-king. They met on the sands of what is now called Traeth Maelgwyn, near Ynys Las, and agreed upon a strange competition: as the tide started coming in, all those present sat in chairs along the shoreline; the one who dared to remain seated for the longest would take the High-Kingship. Maelgwn, however, had already made special preparations. His chair had been fitted with waxed bird-wings, so he floated above the waterline and won his prize.

Though the Royal capital remained at Aberffraw, Maelgwn mostly liked to hold court at Din-Gonwy (Deganwy) on the Conwy, which became a major centre for the bardic arts. He had another palace at Caer-Gybi on Holy Island that he eventually gave away to St. Cybi to found a monastery.

Other saintly men had more troublesome encounters with the king. Maelgwn once heard that St.Padarn, the Bishop of Llanbadarn, had a large store of gold, so devised a plan to trick him out of it. He sent some Royal messengers to the Bishop with sacks of moss and pebbles. Pretending this was the content of the Royal treasury they asked Padarn to retain it in safe keeping while Maelgwn and his armies went off to war. Months later, the messengers returned to collect their sacks but, of course, found them filled with grass and stones. Padarn was immediately dragged before the king and accused of theft. Upon refusing to replace the treasure, the Bishop was forced to undergo a trial by ordeal. Both he and his accusers were obliged to plunge their arms into a pot of boiling water. After a period of healing time, their wounds were examined. The messengers' arms were still raw and painful, but Padarn's burns were completely healed. The saint was thus declared an innocent man, and Maelgwn was forced to admit his deceitful plot. As penance, the King gave Padarn a grant of all the land between the Clorach and the Rheidol.

On another occasion, King Maelgwn sent his best white horses to St. Tydecho at Llan-y-Mawddwy, near Dinas Mawddwy for stabling. Instead of setting the animals out to pasture, however, the saint let them run wild in the mountains, eating the heather. When Maelgwn called for his horses' return, he wasshocked to find that they had all turned yellow! He confiscated Tydecho's oxen as punishment, but the saint charmed some woodland stags to pull his plough instead. Later Maelgwn was hunting in the area when he rested on a large rock. He became stuck to the spot, until St. Tydecho arrived to free him. As with many powerful men, Maelgwn was quite the lady's man. The Pictish people, of what is now the Scottish Highlands, even chose him to father the heir to their throne. Their matriarchal society required a man of Royal blood to impregnate their Princess Royal and thus continue the Royal female line. Both Maelgwn's grandmother's were Pictish, and he was therefore considered to be such himself. There is an old story about one of Maelgwn's many partners, that reminds us of his incessant jealousy, though a similar version is also told of King Riderch Hael (the Generous) of Strathclyde's queen. Upon his first marriage, Maelgwn had presented the beautiful Princess Nesta of the Southern Pennines with the traditional gold ring worn by all Queens of Gwynedd. Soon afterwards, however, the new queen lost the ring while bathing in a pool on the River Elwy. Afraid of what her husband would say, she visited the Bishop of Llanelwy (St. Asaphs), St. Asaph, to ask for his help. The saint invited the Royal couple to dinner that evening, where he explained to Maelgwn what had become of the Queen's ring. Maelgwn was furious and immediately accused Nesta of giving the ring away to an impoverished lover. Asaph managed to calm the situation enough for them to sit down to eat, and they all prayed to God that the ring might be found. Fresh fish, caught in the River Elwy, was served first and when the sceptical King cut into his dish, there was the ring inside!

Maelgwn abdicated the throne, late in his reign, and entered a monstery but, finding it not to his liking, he returned to the secular way of life, murdered his second queen and his nephew, and married the latter's widow. Soon afterwards, in AD 549, he fled the Royal court to escape the great yellow fever plague that was spreading through the country. He prostrated himself before the altar of the church of Llanrhos and prayed for his life, but it was too late. He died a few days later. It is not widely recognised, but Maelgwn does appear in medieval Arthurian literature where he is represented as Malaguin, the King of the Hundred Knights.

Children of Maelgwyn and Gwallwen
326......Rhun b abt 508
327....Rimo b abt 528 Gwynedd m Hoel ap HOEL King in Brittany

Child of Maelgwyn and Nesta
328......Eurgain b 510

Children of Maelgwyn and Ingen
329......Domelch (Princess of the Picts) b 525
230......Brude b 530 d 586 Battle of Circenn m Ingen GILDAS
Note: Brude became King of the Picts

Children of Maelgwyn and Sannan
331......Einion b abt 520 d 549
332......Alser b abt 515
333......Doeg b abt 519

310 Serwyl ap USAI (King in Ceredigion) and unknown

Child of Serwyl and unknown
334......Boddw b abt 525 Ceredigion

335 Llary ap CASNAR and unknown

Children of Llary and unknown
336......Rhun Rhudd Baladr b abt 570 Powys
337......Gloyw Gwlad Lydan

311 Comte Waudbert V de LOMMOIS m Berthilde von THURINGEN (b abt 640) abt 661

Child of Waudbert and Berthilde
338......Waudbert VI b abt 665 Lomme d 704


313 Colman mac Cairpre ui EREMOIN king of Leister with unknown m 312 Fedelm ingen OENGUSA of Ui Teig
Child of Colman and unknown
339......Ronan b bef 576 d 624

Child of Colman and Fedelm
340......Faelan b bef 576 d 666

314 Raedwald WUFFINGA m unknown

For one of the great Bretwaldas, King Raedwald of East Anglia is surprisingly badly documented. He was thought to have ascended the throne AD 593 and some time in the next fifteen years, he adopted Christianity, apparently being baptized in Kent.

He had difficulty in persuading his people to follow his adoption of the new religion and perhaps he himself was a little half-hearted, for Bede records that Redwald maintained a temple with altars to both pagan and Christian gods. His informant was Eldwulf of East Anglia who remembered seeing it as a boy. Around AD 614, Redwald took the exiled Prince Edwin of Deira under his wing. The latter had already spent years hiding from his enemy, King Aethelfrith of Northumbria, at the Royal Court of Gwynedd in North Wales; but, after the Battles of Chester and Bangor-on-Dee, Edwin thought it safer in Redwald's growing power-base.

Aethelfrith tried to threaten Redwald into releasing the lad and later bribes were almost successful. But the East Anglian Queen reminded her husband of his obligations to his guest and he chose honour over pecuniary gain. In AD 617, Redwald even raised a huge army on Edwin's behalf and they marched north to meet the Northumbrians at the Battle of the River Idle. Here the two allies were victorious and Edwin became King of Northumbria at last.

Redwald's date of death is uncertain and it is possible that he fell at the Idle. Other sources suggest, however, that he lived until about AD 625, gaining his reputation as Bretwalda in the intervening years. Whatever the exact date, Redwald evidently had a last lapse into paganism before his death, for he appears to have been the monarch interred in the great Sutton Hoo ship burial, discovered near his Royal Court at Rendlesham in 1939. Only the impression of the wooden vessel remained, but the treasure buried with the King was fabulous: a stunning helmet and shield, silver platters, drinking vessels, musical instruments. They can now be seen in the British Museum. Redwald may have been succeeded briefly by his brother, Eni, although, it is generally accepted that his successor was his youngest son, Erpwald.

Children of Raedwald and unknown
341......Raegenhere (male) dob unknown
342......Eorpwald dob unknown
Note: Eorpwald was king of the East Angles from 624 to 627

315 Eni WUFFINGA Prince of East Anglia m unknown

Note: Child of Eni and unknown
343......Anna (male) dob unknown d abt 653

316 Ceolwald de WESSEX (Prince of Wessex) m unknown

Child of Ceowald and unknown
344......Cenred b 644 d 735

318 Aedan mac GABRAIN (King in Dal Raita) m 229 Domelch Ferch MAELGWYN(b abt 505 Gwynedd)

Aedan commanded the lands around Aberfoyle, the region where he subsequently granted land to St. Berach for a monastery, and this capacity fought for the Britons in 573 in the Battle of Arfderydd.

He succeeded his 1st cousin, Conall mac COMGALL, to the throne of Dal Riata in 574. He was was crowned and anointed King of Scots Dalriada and Pendragon of the Celtic Isle (Aedan Pen Draco Insularis) by (his 3rd cousin) St. Columba of Iona in 574 in Scotland. 6th King of Dal Riata between 574 and 16 April 608.

St Columba, a descendant of the high kings of Ireland, followed in the footsteps of the Irish Scotti to spread the Celtic Church into Dal Riada and Northern Pictland. Arriving with twelve companions, he was granted land on Iona where he founded a monastery in order to introduce the Picts along the western coast to Christianity. Visiting the king, he won his respect and subsequently played a major role not just in winning converts for the church but also as a diplomat.

Aedan concluded an agreement with the High King of Ireland, Aed mac Ainmerech, in which Aedan retained authority, to tax and collect tribute, over the Dal Riatan peoples who still lived in the original homeland of Fergus in Ulster, but these Dal Riatans were ultimately answerable to the Irish High King for military support, showing the Dal Riatan kings, even in Scotland, were subject to some degree to the High Kings of Ireland, in 575 in Drumceat, Derry, Ireland. He undertook a raid on the Orkney Islands, otherwise the territory of the Picts and King Brude, whose piratical inhabitants, Norseman, were conducting raids on Dal Riatan territory, most likely Iona, in 580. He fought a series of skirmishes with the Picts under King Brude, and generally won the advantage, between 580 and 584. He defeated the Southern Picts, the Maeatae, in the battle which he lost two sons, Arthur and Eochaid Find, between 590 and 596 in the Battle of Miathi.

He was defeated by Aethelfrith, King of the North-Eastern kingdom of Bernicia, though both sides had heavy losses, and Aedan lost another son, Domangart in 603 in the Battle of Degsastan, Liddesdale, Lothian. He is said to have abdicated after his defeat at the hands of the Angles of Bernicia and retired to a monastery after 603 in Kilkerran.

Children of Gabrain and Fedelm
345......Gartmait dob unknown
346......Eochaid Buide dob unknown d between 590 and 596 in the Battle of Miathi. [Annals of Ulster]
347......Domangart b abt 533 d 17 Apr 603 Kilkerran, Ireland
348......Arthur dob unknown d between 590 and 596 in the Battle of Miathi. [Annals of Ulster]
349......Maithgemm or Gemma (fem) dob unknown [Senchus fer n-Alban]
350......Tuathal dob unknown [Senchus fer n-Alban]
351......Bran dob unknown [Senchus fer n-Alban]
352......Baithene dob unknown [Senchus fer n-Alban]
353......Conaing dob unknown [Senchus fer n-Alban]

324 Hoel I "Mawr" ap BUDIC (King of Brittany) m 191 Alma Pompea ferch RIOTHAM princess of Dumnonia

Children of Hoel and Alma
354......Tewdr b abt 520
355......Hoel II b abt 534 d 587

326 Rhun "Hir" ap MAELGWYN m 226 Perfawr ferch RHUN (b abt 510)

Ascending to the throne of what was then the most powerful kingdom of Britain in his twenties upon the death of his father, Maelgwn Hir ap Cadwallon, from plague, Rhun soon found himself embroiled in a dynastic dispute with Elidyr Mwynfawr, a Northern Brythonic prince from the line of Strathclyde. Elidyr had married Rhun's neice, and as a result believed himself to be the proper heir to the throne of Gwynedd.

Elidyr's attempted invasion of Gwynedd, proved unsuccessful, and Elidyr himself was killed in the attempt. Elidyr's cousins, Rhydderch Hael of Strathclyde and Clydno Eiten of Edinburgh, however, remained bitter rivals of Rhun and later raided and sacked Arfon (the area around Caernarfon). Raising an army from all over northern Wales, Rhun retaliated, supposedly marching unopposed through Northern Briton to the River Forth where they stayed many years. John Morris associates this invasion with the succession of Rhun's half-brother, Brude, to the throne of the Picts.

Children of Rhun and Perfawr
356......Tymyr b abt 528 m Hoel II Fychan HOEL of Brittany
357......Beli b abt 530 d 599

334 Boddw ap SERWYL (King in Cerdigion) and unknown

Child of Boddw and unknown
358......Arthfoddw b abt 560 Ceredigion

338 Comte Waudbert VI de LOMMOIS m 290Adeltrude de HAINAULT (b abt 670)

Child of Waudbert and Adeltrude
359......Waudbert VII b abt 695 Lomme d 735

336 Rhun Rhudd Baladr ap LLARY m Thewer ferch BRYDW

Child of Rhun and Thewer
360......Bwdeg ap Rhun Rhudd

361 Ricmar d'ARTOIS (b abt 610) m unknown

Child of Ricmar and unknown
Adabald b abt 650


340 Faelan mac Colmin ui EREMOIN m Sarnat ingen ECHACH of Fotharta Fea bef 618

Child of Faelan and Sarnat
363......Conall b 618 d abt 647

343 Anna WUFFINGA m Saewara

Note: Anna was king of the East Angles from 641 to 653

Child of Eni and Saewara
364......Seaxburh dob unknown
365......Etheldreda b 631 Exning, Newmarket d Jun 679 of plague m (a) Tondberct (King of the South Gyrvians) bef 655 (b) Ecgfrid (King of Northumbria) 680
Note: Etheldreda became Abbess of Ely
366......Aedelburh dob unknown
367......Withburh dob unknown
368......Eormen dob unknown

344 Cenred de WESSEX m unknown

Children of Cenred and unknown
369......Ine dob unknown
370......Ingild b abt 680 d 718
371......Cwenburgh dob unknown
372......Cuthburh dob unknown m Ealdfrid Sub-king in Deira

347 Domangart mac AEDAN m Gwenhwfar de BRETAGNE abt 573

Note: Gwenhwfar was the daughter of Leo de GRANCE

Child of Domangart andGwenhwfar
373......Gwenwenin b abt 575

355 Hoel II ap HOEL m 243 Tymyr ferch RHUN

Child of Hoel and Tymyr
374......Alain b abt 560 d 635

357 Beli ap RHUN King of Gwynedd m unknown

Note: Beli was King of Gwynedd from 586 to 599

Child of Beli and unknown
375......Iago b abt 560 d 616 Battle of Caer-Legion

358 Arthfoddw ap BODDW (King in Ceredigion) and unknown

Child of Boddw and unknown
376......Arthlwys b abt 621 Ceredigion

359 Waudbert VII de LOMMOIS m Aldegonde von BAYERN (b abt 700 Bavaria)

Child of Waudbert and Adelgonde
377......Waudbert VIII b abt 725 Bavaria d 762

360 Bywdeg ap RHUN m unknown

Note: Bywdeg was King of Siluria

Children of Bywedeg and unknown
378......Bywr Llew ap BYWDEG b abt 535(?) Montgomeryshire

362 Adabald Riatald d'ARTOIS m unknown

Child of Adabal Riatald and unknown
379......AdDal Riatald b abt 680


363 Conall mac Faelan ui DUNLAINGE m Condadil ingen CRUDMAIL abt 647

Child of Conall and Condadil
380......Bran Mut b 648 d 693

364 Saexburh WUFFINGA m Earcobeorht OISCINGAS (King of Kent b 624 d 14 Jul 664)

Children of Earcobeorht and Saexburgh
381......Ecgbeorht b abt 641 d 673
382......Hlothhere dob unknown d 6 Feb 685

Hlothhere succeeded his brother Ecgbeorht I in 673. He must have come into conflict with Mercia, since in 676 the Mercian king Aethelred invaded Kent and caused great destruction; according to Bede, even churches and monasteries were not spared, and Rochester was laid waste.
Hlothhere's rule survived this onslaught, however. He appears for a time to have reigned jointly with his nephew Eadric, son of Ecgberht I, since a code of laws still extant was issued under both their names. In 685, Eadric went into exile and led the South Saxons against Hlothhere, who was defeated and died of his wounds

383......Eormenhild dob unknown d abt 702 m Wulfhere King of Mercia 660

370 Ingild of Strathclyde m Osyth of Essex

Child of Ingild and Osyth
384...... Eoppa b 706 Wessex d 797

374 Alain ap HOEL (King of Brittany) m Azenor

Child of Alain and Azenor
385......Hoel III b abt 580 d 612

233 Cynan ap BROCHFAEL "Whiteshanks" (King of Powys) m 249 Gwenwenin Ingen DOMANGART (b abt 575)

Children of Cynan and Gwenwenin
386......Selyf b abt 591 d 613 Battle of Caer-Legion
387......Tedreg b abt 594

375 Iago ap BELI King of Gwynedd m unknown

In 604, after being driven from his throne by Aethelfrith, King of Bernicia, Edwin, king of Deira, sought refuge at the Iago's court. Iago was attacked by Aethelfrith for harboring Edwin (whose father Aethelfrith had murdered) in 613 in Chester. Iago rallied the combined British armies of the South behind him, that included his 4th cousin Selyf of Powys, and the two clashed at Caer-Legion (Chester).
In the medieval Welsh Triads, the death of King Iago ap Beli is described as the result of an axe-blow by one of his own men, a certain Cadafael Wyllt (English: Cadafael the Wild).

Child of Iago and unknown
388......Cadfan aka Catamanus b abt 560

376 Arthlwys ap ARTHFODDW and unknown

Child of Arthlwys and unknown
389......Clydog b abt 661 Ceredigion

378 Bywyr "Lew" Llew Ap Bywdeg and unknown

Child of Bywyr and unknown
390......Gwineu Deufrewddwyd ap Byryr b abt 670 Powys d in Somme, Picardy
391......Enna Dearg b abt 683 Ireland

377 Waudbert VIII de LOMMOIS m Miss de PONTHIEU (b abt 730 Ponthieu)

Child of Waudbert and Miss de Ponthieu
392......Angilibert "The Saint" b abt 760 d 18 Feb 813

379 AdDal Riatald d'ARTOIS m unknown

Child of AdDal Riatald and unknown
393......Ansbert b abt 700 Artois


380 Bran Mut mac Conaill ui DUNLAINGE m Almaith ingen BLAITHMEIC 677

Note: Bran was king of Leinster

Child of Bran and Almaith
394......Murchad b 678 d 727

381 Ecbeorht OISINGAS m unknown

Children of Ecbeorht and unknown
395......Whitraed b 670 Kent d 23 Apr 725
396......Eadric dob unknown d 31 Aug 687

Eadric was for a time co-ruler alongside his uncle Hlothhere, and a code of laws issued in both their names has survived. However, Eadric eventually revolted and defeated Hlothhere with the aid of the South Saxons.

384 Eoppa de WESSEX m unknown

Children of Eoppa and unknown
397......Eafa b 732 d 789

385 Hoel III ap ALAIN (King of Brittany) m Fratelle ferch OSOCHE

Children of Hoel and Fratelle
398......Salamon b 600 d 658
399......Haeloc dob unknown
400......Judicael b abt 602 d 658

388 Cadfan ap IAGO King of Gwynedd m 260 Tadreg "Ddu" ferch CYNAN (b 574)

Cadfan assumed the crown of Gwynedd probably around 615, shortly after the Battle of Chester, during which the forces of Powys were defeated by Aethelfrith of Bernicia. Cadfan was generally considered to have been a wise and just ruler, noted for his ability to maintain the rule of law and peace during an increasingly hostile period in British history. His memorial stone at Llangadwaladr Church in Anglesey refers to him as "Catamanus rex sapientisimus opinatisimus omnium regum" (="King Cadfan the wisest and most renowned of all kings")
Beuno founded a Convent at Clynnog in 616, and that Cadfan was Beuno's great patron, promising him extensive lands. The promise was carried out by Cadfan's son, King Cadwallon, and that Cadwallon was given a golden sceptre worth 60 cows as a token of acknowledgment

Child of Cadfan and Tadreg
401......Cadwallon b abt 600 d 634

389 Clydog ap ARTHLWYS and unknown

Child of Clydog and unknown
402......Seisyll b abt 701 Ceredigion

392 Angilibert m Bertha CAROLING (b 779 Aachen d 11 Mar 825 Note: Bertha was the sister of Charlemagne, Holy Roman Emperor

Children of Angilibert and Bertha
403......Nithard b abt 795 Ponthieu d 833 St Riquier
404......Arsende b abt 796 Ponthieu m Cte Remy de REIMS
405......Berthe dob unknown
406......Hardouin dob unknown

393 Ansbert d'ARTOIS m unknown

Child of Ansbert and unknown
407......Thibaud b abt 750 Artois

390 Gwineu Deufrewddwyd ap BYWYR m Gwmawdeaw ferch FFREUDDWYD

Child of Gwneu and Gwmawdeaw
408...... Deufreduddwyd Teon ap Gwineu b abt 700 Powys


394 Murchad mac Bran ui DUNLAINGE m Conchenn ingen Celliach Cuallain ui MAIL 677

Note: Murched was king of Leinster

Children of Murched and Conchenn
409......Faelan b 700 d 738 m Tualath ingen Cathail EOGHANACHT
410......Muirdach mac Brain b 704 d 760

395 Whitraed OISINGAS m Cynegth (aka Aethelburga)

Child of Wihtraed and Cynegth
411......Aethelbeorht b 705 d 762

397 Eafa de WESSEX m unknown

Child of Eafa and unknown
412......Eahlmund b 732 d 789

400 St Judicael ap HOEL (King of the Dumnonii) and unknown

Judicael's coat of arms

Judicael survived the persecutions of the reign of his brother, Prince Haeloc of Domnonie, and was brought out of hiding in a monastery on the latter's death. He set up his palace in the Forest of Paimpont. It is recorded that: "Terror of his name alone was sufficient to keep evil men from violence, for God, who watched over him without ceasing, had made him brave amd mighty in battle; it happened more than once that with the aid of the Almighty he was able to put whole troops of the enemy to flight by the strength of his sword-arm alone" He defeated the Franks twice in battle and, despite the Breton Prince's reputation, in AD 635 King Dagobert of the Franks, sent St. Eligius to demand his submission if he wanted to avoid full scale invasion. Judicael was a practical man, and quickly travelled to Dagobert's Court ion Paris to recognise him as his overlord. Thus a lasting peace was concluded between the two. Around 640, Judicael retired to the monastery of Saint John at Gwazel, not far from the monastery of Paimpont which he had founded. After his death, he was buried beside his abbot, Saint Meen, and declared a saint; his feast day is 16 December.

Coin of Judicael

Children of Judicael and unknown
413......Alain II b abt 630 d 690

401 Cadwallon ap CADFAN m Elen (b abt 600)

Note: Cadwallon was also known as Catuvellaunus

The Mercian king Penda and Cadwallon together made war against the Northumbrians. A battle was fought at Hatfield Chase on October 12, 633 which ended in the defeat and death of Edwin and his son Osfrith. After this, the Kingdom of Northumbria fell into disarray, divided between its sub-kingdoms of Deira and Bernicia, but the war continued: according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, "Cadwallon and Penda went and did for the whole land of Northumbria".
Bede says that Cadwallon was besieged by the new king of Deira, Osric, "in a strong town"; Cadwallon, however, "sallied out on a sudden with all his forces, by surprise, and destroyed him [Osric] and all his army." After this, according to Bede, Cadwallon ruled over the "provinces of the Northumbrians" for a year, "not like a victorious king, but like a rapacious and bloody tyrant." Furthermore, Bede tells us that Cadwallon, "though he bore the name and professed himself a Christian, was so barbarous in his disposition and behaviour, that he neither spared the female sex, nor the innocent age of children, but with savage cruelty put them to tormenting deaths, ravaging all their country for a long time, and resolving to cut off all the race of the English within the borders of Britain."
The new king of Bernicia, Eanfrith, was also killed by Cadwallon when the former went to him in an attempt to negotiate peace. However, Cadwallon was defeated by an army under Eanfrith's brother, Oswald, at the Battle of Heavenfield, "though he had most numerous forces, which he boasted nothing could withstand". Cadwallon was killed at a place called "Denis's-brook"

Child of Cadwallon and Elen
414......Cadwaladr b abt 633 d 682

402 Seisyll ap CLYDOG and unknown

Child of Seisyll and unknown
415......Arthgen b abt 730 Ceredigion d 807

403 Nitharde de PONTIEU ("The Chronicler") m unknown

Child of Nitharde and unknown
416......Helgaude I b abt 816 Ponthieu d 864

407 Thibaud d'ARTOIS m unknown

Child of Thibaud and unknown
417......Adelbald b 800 d 895

408 Deufrewddwyd Teon ap Gwineu and unknown

Child of Deufrewddwyd and unknown
418......Tegonwy ap Teon b abt 730 Powys d 768 Powys


410 Muiredach mac Murchad ui DUNLAINGE and unknown

Note: Muiredach was king of Leinster

Child of Muiredach and unknown
419......Bran Ardchenn b 734 d 6 May 795 Cill Cuile Dumha, Ireland

411 Aethelbeorht OISINGAS m unknown

Child of Aethelbeorht and unknown
420......un named daughter

413 Alain II :Hir" ap JUDICAEL (King of Brittany) and unknown

Children of Alain and unknown
421......Afadda b abt 660 d 690

414 Cadwaladr ap CADWALLON King of Gwynedd m unknown (b abt 600)

Cadwaladr reigned from 655 to 682.Two devastating plagues happened during his reign, one in 664 and the other in 682, with himself a victim of the second one.

Y Ddraig Goch (English: The Red Dragon) has long been known as a Welsh symbol, appearing in the Mabinogion, the Historia Brittonum, and the stories of Geoffrey of Monmouth. It would be over 800 years before the Welsh would re-take the throne of Britain when in 1485 the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr ap Cadwallon was carried by Henry Tudor in his defeat of Richard III in 1485

Child of Cadwaladr and unknown
422......Idwal b 660 d 712

415 Arthgen ap SEISYLL and unknown

Child of Arthen and unknown
423......Dyfnwallon b abt 755 Ceredigion

416 Cte Helgaude de PONTHIEU m unknown

Children of Helgaude and unknown
424....Herlouin b abt 816 Ponthieu d 864
425......Berthe dob unknown m Hernequin de BOULOGNE abt 838

417 Cte Adelbard d'ARTOIS m unknown

Child of AdDalbard Riatard and unknown
426......Thibaud II b abt 830

418 Tegonwy ap TEON m Gwladys ferch HWFA

Children of Tegonwy and Gwladys
427......Caenog ap Tegonwy b abt 766 Powys
428......Iowerth "Hirvlawd" ap Tegonwy b abt 767 Powys


420 unnamed Lady OISINGAS, princess of Kent m 412 Eahlmund de WESSEX (King of the West Saxons b 758 d 788)

Child of Eahlmund and unnamed
429......Egbert b abt 775 d 4 Feb 839 bur Winchester Cathedral


419 Bran Archdenn mac Muiredaig ui DUNLAINGE m Eithne mac Domnall ui MUIREDAIG abt 763

The Annals of Ulster 795 states "Bran Airdchenn, king of Laigen, (Leinster) was slain with his queen, Eithne daughter of Domnall of Mide. F’nnechta Cetharderc, son of Cellach, killed them in Cell Chœile Duma on the sixth night after the Kalends

Child of Bran and Eithne
430......Muirdach b abt 764 d 818

429 Egbert de WESSEX m Redburh de TOULOUSE (b 762 d 858) 805

See Redburh's ancestors here
Children of Egbert and Redburgh
440......Athelstan dob unknown d 851
441......Edith b dob unknown
Note: Edith became Abbess of Pellesworth
442......Aedelwulf b 806 d 13 Jan 858 Stambridge Essex

422 Idwal "Iwrch" ap CADWALADR King of Gwynedd m 267 Afadda ferch ALAIN of Brittany

Child of Idwal and Afadda
443......Rhodri b 690 d 754

423 Dyfnwallon ap ARTHEN and unknown

Child of Dyfnwallon and unknown
444......Meuric b abt 801 Ceredigion

424 Cte Herlouin de PONTHIEU m Helisende de RAMERU (b abt 838)

Child of Herlouin and Helisende
445......Helgaude II b abt 856 Ponthieu d 936

426 Thibaud II d'ARTOIS m unknown

Child of Thibaud and unknown
446......Hucbold b abt 855 Ostrevant, Nord


430 Muirdach mac Brain ui MUIREDAIG King of Leinster m Etromma ingen INDELLAIG

Child of Muirdach and Etromma
447......Dunlaing b abt 794 d 869

442 Aedelwulf de WESSEX (King of Wessex) m (a) Princess Judith CAROLING (b 844 d aft 870) 1 Oct 856 Verberie sur Oise aged 12 (b) Queen Osburgh of the Isle of Wight 857 England

Coin of Aedelwulf

Aedelwulf fought against the Danes and had a victory at the mouth of the ret in Somerset in 845 and again in 851 when he beat a force of 350 ships' companies who attacked Canterbury. He helped the Mercians against the Welsh and in 855 undertook a pilgrimage to Rome, leaving the country in charge of Aethelbald his eldest son. On his return, to avoid civil war, he allowed Aethelbald to retain Wessex while he ruled Kent and other parts of SE England. Judith's first marriage was annulled and she married Aethelbald at the age of 15.

Children of Aedelwulf and Osburgh

448......Athelbald b abt 834 d 20 Dec 860 m Judith CAROLING 858
449......Aedelbeorght b abt 836 d 865
450......Aethelstan b 839 d 850
451......Aethelred b 843 Wessex d 22 Apr 871 Merton, Torrington, Devon m (a) Algifu GUNNARSDOTTIR (b) Wulfrida abt 868
Alfred b 849 Wantage d 26 Oct 899 Winchester

443 Rhodri "Molwnog" ap IDWAL King of Gwynwdd m Margaret ferch DUPLORY (b 690 princess of Ireland)

Children of Rhodri and Margaret
453......Cynan b 745 d 816
454......Hywel b 750 d 825

455 Gudrodr RAGNARSSON of Lochlainn d 873 and unknown

Children of Gudrodr and unknown
Imar b 822 d 873 Dublin
457......Amlafab Coning b 820 d 875 Dublin
458......Auisle dob unknown

428 Iowerth "Hirvlawd" ap TEGONWY m Arianwen ferch BRYCHAN (b 737) 799 Montgomeryshire

Children of Iowerth and Arianwen
459......Caenog Mawr ap Iowerth b abt 780
460......Idnerth ap Iowerth b abt 802


447 Dunlaing mac Muiredaig ui MUIREDAIG and unknown

Child of Dunlaing and unknown
461......Ailill b abt 824 d 871 in battle with Vikings

452 King Alfred "The Great" de WESSEX m Ethelswida of Mercia 868

Coin of Alfred

Alfred was the founder of the English Navy. By 877 the Danes had occupied London and reached Gloucester and Exeter, but they lost 120 supply ships in a fierce storm off Swanage. In 878 he was forced to hide in Somerset and it was there arose the legend of the burned cakes. He renewed the fight and won a famous victory at Edington in Wiltshire the same year. After, the Danes agreed that their king, Guthrum, should be baptised and Alfred was godfather. Afterwards Guthrum ruled Mercia but acknowledged Alfred as Overlord. The Mercian settlement developed over the next 100 years into the body known as Danelaw. Before that, in 879 at Fulham and also near Rochester in 884, other Norse armies landed. Alfred continued fighting until he was the acknowledged champion of the English against the Danes. Alfred was scholarly, a writer, law-maker, pious and also a valiant fighter. Additionally he had a good knowledge of geography. He was a most able administrator and also instituted educational programmes. He founded monasteries and gave a large part of his income to charities.

The Alfred jewel, believed to depict Alfred

Note: Ethelswida was the daughter of Ethelred Mual EALD (b 852 d 5 Dec 905)

Children of Alfred and Ethelswida
462......Aefthrydb 867 Wessex d 7 Jan 929 m Comte Baldwin II "The Bald" de FLANDRES
463......Aedelflaeda b 869 Wessex d 12 Jun 918 Tamworth m Aethelred I King of Mercia
464......Edmund b abt 870 Wessex
Edward b 871 Wessex d 17 Jul 924 Farndon-on-Dee bur Winchester
466....Athelstan b 878 Wessex
467....Aethelgifu d abt 896

453 Cynan "Dindaethwy" ap RHODRI King of Gwynedd m Matilda of Flint d 905

Cynan reigned 798 ? 816 and his reign was marked by a destructive dynastic power struggle with his brother Hywel.
His reign ended in a combination of natural disasters and military reverses. In 810 there was a bovine plague that killed many cattle throughout Wales. The next year Deganwy, his home, the ancient fortified llys of Maelgwn Gwynedd and built of wood, was struck by lightning.
A destructive war between Cynan and Hywel raged on Anglesey between 812 and 816, ultimately ending with Cynan's defeat and banishment. He died in exile within a year.

Matilda was the daughter of Egarl of Flint (d 5 Dec 905)

Note: These were my 34 times great grandparents

Child of Cynan and Matilda
468......Esyllt b abt 810

456 Imar mac Righ LOCHLAINNE King of Dublin and unknown.

Ímar is first mentioned in contemporary Irish annals in 857, four years after his brother Amlaíb Conung is recorded as arriving in Ireland. The later Fragmentary Annals of Ireland suggest Ímar may have come to Ireland shortly after his brother

Also in this year, i.e. the sixth year of the reign of Máel Sechlainn, Amlaíb Conung, son of the king of Lochlann, came to Ireland, and he brought with him a proclamation of many tributes and taxes from his father, and he departed suddenly. Then his younger brother Ímar came after him to levy the same tribute.

Ímar and Amlaíb were joined in Ireland by another brother, Auisle, sometime before 863. From this date onwards the three brothers are described as "kings of the foreigners" by the annals, but in modern texts they are usually labelled as kings of Dublin, after the Viking settlement which was the base of their power. Lochlann, originally Laithlinn or Lothlend, the land where Ímar's father was king, was Norway He was leader, with his two brothers, of an enormous "Danish" army consisting of around ten thousand men in 866 in East Anglia, England. He sacked York with his brothers after a fierce attack on the ancient city on 1 November 866.

Amlafb and Imar returned to Ath Cliath from Dal Riata with two hundred ships, bringing away with them in captivity to Ireland a great prey of Angles and Britons and Picts.

Ímar died in 873 and is given the title "King of the Norsemen of all Ireland and Britain" in contemporary annals. The Fragmentary Annals record that Ímar's father also died that year, and it is believed that at that time their combined territory encompassed Dublin, the Isle of Man, the Western Isles, Orkney, and large parts of the northern and western Scottish coast including Argyll, Caithness and Sutherland.

Children of Imar and unknown
469......Sichfrith dob unknown d 888
470......Barith dob unknown d 881
471......Amlafb dob unknown d 896
472......Sitric b abt 850 d 927
Note: The Annals of Ulster for 896 states "Sitriuc son of Imar was killed by other Norsemen.

459 Caenog Mawr ap IOWERTH m unknown

Children of Caenog and unknown
473......Corf ap Caenog dob unknown
474......Bledwrys ap Cynog b abt 815


475 Gallois d'ACHE d 912 m Hedvise

Note: Gallois was Seigneur of Ache

Child of Gallois and Hedvise
Raoul d'ACHE b abt 910 Ache

461 Ailill mac Dunlaing ui MUIREDAIG King of Leinster and unknown

Child of Ailill and unknown
477......Augaire b 854 d 917 battle of Cennfuait, killed by Viking Sitric ua IMAIR

465 King Edward I "The Elder" de WESSEX m (a) Ecgwyn (d abt 901) (b) Aelfleda de WESSEX (b 878 d 923) (c) Eadgifu of Kent (b 896 d 25 Aug 968 bur Canterbury Cathedral) 919

Children of Edward and Ecgwyn
478......Alfred d as infant
479......Edith dob unknown d 927 m Sitric Caoch ua IMAIR (b 890 Dublin d 927) 30 Jan 926 Tamworth
480......Athelstan b abt 895 d 27 Oct 939

Athelstan spent his youth in Mercia and fought and beat the Northumbrians and following the Battle of Brunanburh in 937, the kings of Scotland and Strathclyde swore allegiance to him. Athelstan was acknowledged by the Welsh princes and at a meeting at Hereford they agreed to pay taxes to him in the form of gold, silver, hawks, hounds and oxen. He founded the see of St Germans in Cornwall. Athelstan made laws, particularly to control the widespread thieving that was then prevalent. Athelstan had a good physique and golden hair, he was compassionate, intelligent and christian-like and was the first English Monarch who effectively ruled the whole Kingdom.

You can see a full history of Athelstan here

Coin of Athelstan and the earliest surviving royal Anglo-Saxon portrait in a gospel book (Corpus Christie MS 183fol 1v) showing him presenting a book to St Cuthbert

Children of Edward and Aelfleda
481......Aremburgis b 888 Poitou d Feb 918
482......Edwin dob unknown d 933 Flanders
483......Eadflaed dob unknown bur Wilton Abbey, Wiltshire
484......Athelhilda dob unknown bur Wilton Abbey, Wiltshire
485......Editha dob unknown d 26 Jan 945 m Otto I "The Great" von SACHSEN (Holy Roman Emperor, b 23 Nov 912 d 7 May 973)
486......Edgiva dob unknown d 954 m Count Eberhard von MORDGAU (d 960)
487......Aelfweard dob unknown d 1 Aug 924 Oxford bur Winchester Cathedral
488......Aelfleda dob unknown d 963
489......Athelfleda dob unknown
490......Eadgifu b 902 d aft 955 m Karl II 'The simple" (King of the Franks)

Children of Edward and Eadgifu
491......Edburgh dob unknown
492......Elgiva b 912 Wessex dm Count Ebles II Mancer "The Bastard" de POITIERS
493......Edwin dob unknown
Eadmund b 921 Wessex d 26 May 946 Pucklechurch, Dorset
495......Eadred b 923 d 23 Nov 955

444 Meuric ap DYFNWALLON and unknown

Children of Meuric and unknown
496......Angharad b abt 801 Ceredigion
497......Gwgon dob unknown d 872

498 Mervyn Vrych ap GURIAT (b 825 d 844) m 468 Essylt ferch CYNAN abt 840

Note: Mervyn was the son of Guriat ap ELID and Nest ferch CADELL of Powys

Child of Mervyn and Essylt
499......Rhodri abt 842 d 878

445 Cte Helgaude de PONTHIEU m Gisela du MAINE (b abt 842)

Child of Helgaude and Gisela
500......Herlouin II b abt 875 Ponthieu d 13 Aug 943

446 Cte Hucbold d'OSTREVANT m Helwise di FRUILI (b 855 Fruili, Italy)

Children of Hucbold and Helwise
501......AdDal Riatard b abt 875 Ostrevant
502......Raoul b abt 877 Vexin d 926 Oise

472 Sitric (Sytrigg) Mac IMAIR King of Dublin m Eadgyth (b 946)

Sitric was leader of a group of exiled Irish Norse from Lancashire and Cumbria who retook Dublin in 914 in Ireland.
Sitric commanding his fleet, took up at Ceann-fuait, in the east of Leinster and defeated the Leinstermen killing Augaire mac Ailella, king of Laigin, and Mael Morda mac Muirecain, king of Airthir Liphi, in 917 in the Battle of Cennfuait. He re-captured Dublin, and re-established the Viking kingdom there in 917.

The battle of Ath-cliath (i. e. of Cill-Mosamhog, by the side of Ath-cliath) was gained over the Irish, by Imhar and Sitric on the 17th of October, in which were slain Niall Glundubh, son of Aedh Finnliath, King of Ireland, after he had been three years in the sovereignty

Sitric landed with his fleet at Cenn Fuait on the coast of Laigin. Ragnall, grandson of êmar, with his second fleet moved against the foreigners of Loch da Chaech. A slaughter of the foreigners at Neimlid in Muma. The Eoganacht and the Ciarraige made another slaughter.

Sitric was King of Dublin between 917 and 920 and attacked the English midland kingdom of Mercia from the Mersey frontier in 919.

He acknowledged the superiority of King Athelstan with his marriage to Athelstan's sister. He married Edith of Wessex, daughter of Edward "the Elder", King of the English and ®gwina , mistress of King Edward the Elder, on 30 January 925 in Tamworth, West Midlands.

Children of Sitric and unknown
503......Ragnald b bef 890 d 921
504......Sitric Caoch b abt 890 Dublin d 927 York
505....Gothfraidh b 891 d 932


476 Raoul d'ACHE m Gillette La Jeune Bertrand de BRICQUEBEC 937

Child of Raoul and Gillette
506......Guillaume d'Ache dob unknown

477 Augaire mac Ailella ui MUIREDAIG king of Leinster and unknown

Child of Augaire and unknown
507......Tuathal b abt 884 d 958

494 Eadmund I "The Elder" (King of England) m Elgiva (b 922 Wessex d 944)

Coin of Eadmund

Eadmund expelled the Norse King Olaf from Northumbria in 944. He supported Dunstan in the reintroduction of the Monastic rule of St. Benedict. Athelstan died on October 27, 939, and Eadmund succeeded him as King. Shortly after his proclamation as king he had to face several military threats. King Olaf I of Dublin conquered Northumbria and invaded the Midlands. When Olaf died in 942 Eadmund reconquered the Midlands. In 943 he became the god-father of King Olaf of York. In 944, Eadmund was successful in reconquering Northumbria. In the same year his ally Olaf of York lost his throne and left for Dublin in Ireland. Olaf became the king of Dublin as Olaf Cuaran and continued to be allied to his god-father. In 945 Eadmund conquered Strathclyde but conceded his rights on the territory to King Malcolm I of Scotland. In exchange they signed a treaty of mutual military support. Eadmund thus established a policy of safe borders and peaceful relationships with Scotland. During his reign, the revival of monasteries in England began. Eadmund was murdered in 946 by Leofa, an exiled thief. He had been having a party in Pucklechurch, when he spotted Leofa in the crowd. After the outlaw refused to leave, the king and his advisors fought Leofa. Edmund and Leofa were both killed.

Children of Eadmund and Elgiva
508......Eadwig (Edwy) b 942 d 1 Oct 959

Edwy was chosen by the nobility to succeed his uncle Edred as King. His short reign was marked by ongoing conflicts with his family, the Thanes, and especially the Church, under the leadership of Saint Dunstan and Archbishop Odo.
According to one legend, the feud with Dunstan began on the day of Edwy's consecration, when he failed to attend a meeting of nobles. When Dunstan eventually found the young monarch, he was cavorting with a noblewoman named Ethelgive and refused to return with the bishop. Infuriated by this, Dunstan dragged Edwy back and forced him to renounce the girl as a "strumpet." Later realizing that he had provoked the king, Dunstan fled to the apparent sanctuary of his cloister, but Edwy, incited by Ethelgive, followed him and plundered the monastery. Though Dunstan managed to escape, he refused to return to England until after Edwy's death.
Frustrated by the king's impositions and supported by Archbishop Odo, the Thanes of Mercia and Northumbria switched their allegiance to Edwy's brother Edgar in 957. Edwy was defeated in battle at Gloucester, but rather than see the country descend into civil war, an agreement was reached among the nobles by which the kingdom would be divided along the Thames, with Edwy keeping Wessex and Kent in the south and Edgar ruling in the north. In the few remaining years of his reign, Edwy ruled his realm more wisely and made significant gifts to the Church. He died, however, at the age of eighteen or nineteen, and was succeeded by his brother and rival, Edgar, who reunited the kingdom.

509......Eadgyth dob unknown
510......Eadgar b 944 Wessex d 8 Jul 975 Bur Glastonbury Abbey

499 Rhodri ap MERVYN "MAWR" m 496 Angharad MEURIC abt 846

Rhodri's greatest triumph came in 856 against a force of Danes who made landing in Anglesey. The struggles of Rhodri and his fellow Welsh leaders were not all with the Danes. An equally potent threat lay to the east of Offa's Dyke in the form of the English. The English kings of Mercia made several attempts to take Powys - with temporary success in 822.
Just 7 years later Mercia itself succumbed to the growing might of Wessex, and from that point the southern kingdom posed an ongoing threat to Welsh independence. From 871 the leader of Wessex was Alfred the Great.
In 877 the two "Greats", Rhodri and Alfred clashed, and the Welsh leader and his son Gwriad were killed. In the vaccuum following Rhodri's death, Welsh kings, perhaps fearing the might of the Danes more than the threat of Alfred, and fearful of the power of Rhodri's sons, submitted to the overlordship of Wessex.

Dinefwr castle first built by Rhodri Mawr in 9th century; this one is built by later princes
Rhys ap Gruffydd, ruler of Deheubarth from 1155 to 1197 is thought to have rebuilt the castle

Children of Rhodri and Angharad
511......Tudwal Gloffb 863 Caer Seiont
512......Elisse dob unknown
513......Guriat b abt 867 Caer Seiont
514......Mervyn b abt 859 Caer Seiont d abt 903
515......Cadell b abt 861 Deheubarth d abt 907
516......Anarwd b abt 857 Gwynedd d abt 913
517......Aeddan b 862
518......Meurig b abt 865 Caer Seiont
519......Rhodrib abt 871
520......Gwyddelig b 869 Caer Seiont
521......Nest b abt 870
522.....Angharad b 871 Caer Seiont

500 Herlouin II de PONTHIEU m Hildegarde d'AMIENS (b abt 862 Amiens

Child of Herlouin and Hildegarde
523......Rotgair b 894 Ponthieu d abt 957

502 Raoul de Gouy de VEXIN (Comte d'Amiens, Valois et Vexin) m (a) Aleidis de CAMBRAI (b abt 888 d aft 939) (b) Eldegarde (b 880 d aft 955)

Child of Raoul and Aleidis
524......Geoffrey "Papabos" b 920 Bourges

Child of Raoul and Eldegarde
525......Raoul II b abt 933 Amiens

504 Sitric Caoch Ua IMAIR King of Dublin and (a) unknown m (b) St Edith de Wessex, Abbess of Tamworth 30 Jan 926 Tamworth

Children of Sitric and unknown
526......Harald b 897 Dublin d between 938 and 940 Limerick
527......Amlaib Cuaran b bef 920 d 981

474 Bledwrys ap CYNOG m unknown

Child of Bledwrys and unknown
528......Bleddyn ap Bledwrys


506 Guillaume d'ACHE and unknown

Note: Guillaume was governor of Argentan

Child of Guillame and unknown
529......Gallois II d'ACHE dob unknown

507 Tuathal mac Augaire ui MUIREDAIG King of Leinster and unknown

Child of Tuathal and unknown
530......Dunlang b abt 914 d 1014

510 Eadgar "The Peacable" (King of England) m (a) Aedelflaeda "The fair" (b) Wulthfrith (c) Aelfrida of Devon

Coin of Eadgar

Eadgar was the first king of a united England. He allowed his Danish subjects to retain Danish law. Edgar promoted a monastic revival and encouraged trade by reforming the currency. He improved defence by organizing coastal naval patrols and a system for manning warships. Although he succeeded on 1 Oct 959, he was not crowned until 11 May, 973, at Bath Abbey, because St. Dunstan, the Archbishop of Canterbury, disappproved of his way of life.
Dunstan, who had been exiled by Edwy, was recalled and appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. Dunstan organised an elaborate coronation for Edgar at Bath and afterwards had a powerful influence on the King. Edgar associated himself closely with the Church and his reign was peaceful and the country was well organised, having a common system of weights, measures and coinage. The courts of justice functioned well and both education and literature flourished. In 973 all the lesser kings, including the Welsh princes, promised allegiance and eight of them made a symbolic gesture by rowing a barge with the King at the helm upon the River Dee.

Child of Eadgar and Aedelflaeda

531......Edward "The Martyr" b 962 d 18 Mar 978

St. Edward 'the Martyr', King of England succeeded to the title of King Edward of England on 8 July 975. His accession to the throne was contested by a party headed by his stepmother, Queen Elfrida, who wished her son, Ethelred to become king instead. However, Edward's claim had more support - including that of St Dunstan - and was confirmed by the Witan.
King Edward, "was a young man of great devotion and excellent conduct. He lived a completely orthodox, good and of holy life. Moreover, he loved above all things God and the Church. He was generous to the poor, a haven to the good, a champion of the Faith of Christ, a vessel full of every virtuous grace."

On King Edward's accession to the throne a great famine was raging through the land and violent attacks were stirred up against monasteries by prominent noblemen who coveted the lands which his father King Edgar had endowed to them. Many of these monasteries were destroyed, and the monks forced to flee. The King however stood firm together with archbishop Dunstan in defence of the Church and the monasteries. For this, some of the nobles decided to remove him and replace him with his younger brother Ethelred.

On March 18, 978 the king was hunting with dogs and horsemen near Wareham in Dorset. During this the king decided to visit his young brother Ethelred who was being brought up in the house of his mother Aelfrida at Corfe Castle, near Wareham. Separated from his retinue, the King arrived alone at the castle. Whilst still on his horse in the lower part of the castle Aelfrida offered Edward a glass of mead, and while he was drinking it, he was stabbed in the back by one of the queen's party. Ethelred himself was then only ten years old, so was not implicated in the murder.

Child of Eadgar and Wulthryth
532......Eadgyth b bef 965 d bef 988
Note: Eadgyth became Abbess of Wilton

Children of Eadgar and Aelfreda
533......Edmund b 965 d 971
534......Ethelred b 968 Wessex d 23 Apr 1016 London

511 Tudwal "Gloff" ap RHODRI m unknown

Child of Tudwal and unknown
535......Alser b abt 892

514 Mervyn ap RHODRI m unknown

Child of Mervyn and unknown
536......Llewellyn b abt 940

515 Cadell ap RHODRI m unknown

Children of Cadell and unknown
537......Howel Dda dob unknown
538......Meurig dob unknown
539......Clydawc dob unknown

516 Anarwd ap RHODRI m Meryn of Gwynedd (b abt 861 d 955)

Son of Anarwd and Meryn
540......Idwal dob unknown
Note: Later research has shown that Meuric was the son of Idwal ap ANARWD and Mereddon ferch CASWR (b 870)

Grandchild of Anarwd and Meryn
541......Meuric b abt 917

521 Nest ferch RHODRI m Owain ap HYWEL (b 870 d 930) abt 895

Child of Owain and Nest
542......Morgan Mawr b 900 d 974

523 Rotgair de PONTHIEU m Cte Guillaume de PONTHIEU (b abt 900 Ponthieu d 965)

Children of Guillaume and Rotgair
543......Ernicule b abt 930 Montreuil-en-Auge d 972 Boulogne m Adeline de BOULOGNE abt 950
Note: Ernicule became Comte de Ponthieu
544......Arnouldob unknown
545......Hildouin b abt 940 Ponthieu d abt 981
546......Godehilde b abt 944 Ponthieu m Yves de BELLEME (Seigneur de Chateau de Belleme

525 Raoul II de CAMBRAI m Countess Hildegarde de FLANDERS (b 904 Gand d 10 Apr 990

Child of Raoul and Hildegarde
547......Gautier b 919 Vexin d 996

527 Amlaib Cuarian Mac SITRIC m Gormlaith ingen Murchada ui FAELAIN bef 980

Amlaib and Gothfraidh ua êmair were expelled from York by King Aethelstan of Wessex in 927.
He went to Cair-Abroc in 938.12 He was chosen as their king by the Northumbrians who abandoned their allegiance to the Angles of Wessex an Athelstan's death in 941.
He succeeded his 1st cousin, Olaf I, to the throne of Dublin in 941. King of York in England, between 941 and 943. He remained in Dublin after Blacaire, one of the chiefs of the foreigners, was expelled in 943 in Dublin, Ireland. He was restored to the throne of York following Ragnald II, but soon lost it to the English King Eadred in 944. King of York, restored in England, in 944. He was succeeded his 1st cousin, Blacar, to the throne of Dublin in 945. King of Dublin in Ireland, between 945 and 948. He was restored to the throne of York, succeeding Eric Bloodaxe, with the help of Eadred in 949. King of York, restored in England, between 949 and 952.14 He was restored to the throne of Dublin in 953.14 King of Dublin, restored between 953 and 980.

Note: Amlaib was also known as Olafr Kvaran SIGTRIGSSON

Children of Amlaib and Gormlaith
548......Sitric b bef 981
549......Aralt (Harald) b bef 981 d 30 Dec 999
550......Dubgall b bef 981 d 1014 Battle of Clontarf
551......Duibghilla b bef 981
552......Gofraid b bef 981

528 Bleddyn ap BLEDWRYSm unknown

Child of Bleddyn and unknown
553......Ednywain ap Bleddyn b bef 972


530 Dunlang mac Tuathail ui MUIREDAIG King of Leinster and unknown

Children of Dunlang
554......Donn Cuan Baethan b abt 939 d 1016
555......Maelcorcre b bef 1014 d 1031

The Glanville coat of arms

556 Richard de Belfoi de GLANVILLE (b abt 990 Glanville, Calvados) m unknown

Child of Richard and unknown
Rainald b abt 1020 Glanville d 1086

534 King Ethelred II "The Unready" m (a) Aelflaed (b 968 Wessex d 1002 abt 985 Wessex (b) Aelgifu (of Northampton) 997 (c) Elgiva (aka Emma) de NORMANDIE (b 988 d 6 Mar 1051 Winchester) 1002 Winchester Cathedral

Coin of Ethelred

Ethelred was totally unable to withstand the Danish onslaught that re-started on his accession. He continually attempted to buy off the Danes - Danegeld - as when he lost the Battle of Maldon in 991. In a state of near panic he ordered the slaughter of all Danes whether peaceful settlers or not and this foul deed was put in hand on St.Brices Day 13th Nov 1002.

Among the victims was the sister of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of Denmark. The Norsemen were furious and ravaged the country from Cornwall to Kent and from South Wales to East Anglia. At this time Ethelred married Emma, sister of the Duke of Normandy. By 1013, Sweyn, who was accompanied by his son Canute, was proclaimed King but he died soon afterwards. Ethelred fled to Normandy when Sweyn's rule prevailed and then on Sweyn's death he returned but the English lords placed severe restrictions on him. The Danes led by Canute returned in 1015 and landing at Poole they crossed the Thames at Cricklade. His nickname meant poorly counselled

Children of Ethelred and Aelflaed
558......Aethelstan b 986 d abt 1014
559......Eadred b abt 989 d abt 1014
560......Edmund II b 969 d 30 Nov 1016 London bur Glastonbury m Algitha MORCARSON
561......Ecgberht b 990 d 1005
562......Aelgifu b 997 Wessex d 1098 m (a) Ughtred Earl of Northumbria abt 1010 (b) Aelfgar III Earl of East Angles

Children of Ethelred and Aelgifu
563......Eadwig dob unknown d 1017
564......Eadgyth b abt 998 m Eadric STREONA Ealdorman of Mercia
565......Wulfhild b abt 1000 m Ulfcytel SNYLLING Ealdorman of East Anglia

Children of Ethelred and Emma

Emma was twice Queen consort of the Kingdom of England by marriage, first (1002-1016) to king Ethelred the Unready and then (1017-1035) to Canute, king also of Denmark and Norway. Two of her sons - one by each husband - and two step-sons also became king of England, as did her great-nephew, William the Conqueror.

Upon the Danish invasion of England in 1013, Emma took her sons by Ethelred - Alfred and Edward - to Normandy, where they remained upon her return to England to marry Canute, now king of England following the death of Ethelred and his son (her step-son) Edmund II Ironside.
Following Canute's death, Alfred and Edward returned in 1036, possibly in an attempt to overthrow Canute's illegitimate son Harold Harefoot, who had established himself as ruler in the absence of Harthacanute, son of Canute and Emma. Alfred was captured and died after being blinded, while Edward escaped to Normandy, followed by his mother.

The death of Harold in 1040 and the accession of the more conciliatory Harthacanute paved the way for Edward's return to England the next year as co-ruler and (1042) king on Harthacanute's death. Emma returned to England and was pushed aside by Edward, as she supported Magnus the Noble, not Edward. (She is not known to have had any love for her children from her first marriage.) Emma's marriages and subsequent role forged the link between England and Normandy which was to culminate in her great-nephew William of Normandy's invasion of England in 1066.

Children of Ethelred and Emma
566......Edward b abt 1003 d 5 Jan 1066 Westminster m Edith GODWINSDOTTIR
567......Goda b abt 1010 d 1055 m Dreux de MANTES abt 1025
Ingelric b 1006 St Martins, London
569......Alfred b abt 1011 d 5 Feb 1037 Ely (assassinated by order of Lord GODWINE)

541 Meuric ap ANARAWD m unknown

Child of Meuric and unknown
570......Idwal dob unknown

545 Hildouin de PONTHIEU m Hellisende de MONTREUIL b 948 Artois

Children of Hildouin and Hellisende
571......Hugues b Gisele CAPET (Dame d'Abbeville and Princess of France)
Gedouin b 970 d 1060

547 Cte Gautier de VEXIN m Adele (b 925 Anjou)

Children of Gautier and Adele
573......Gautier "le Blanc"
574......Robert b abt 954 Amiens

548 Sitric "Silk beard" Mac AMLAIB m Slani ingen Briain dal G'CAIS (b aft 995) abt 1010

Child of Sitric and Slani
575......Amlaib Olafr b abt 1010 d 1034

553 Ednywain ap BLEDDYN m unknown

Child of Ednywain and unknown
576......Collwyn ap Bleddyn


577 Sphreta de BOURGOYNE b abt 916 d 936 m unknown

Child of Sphreta and unknown
Renaud de Meulan b abt 904 Normandy d 955

579 Robert URSUS b abt 840 d 880 Champagne m Bertha de Chatillon b abt 840

Children of Robert and Bertha
Richende de Champagne 581......Herve de Chatillon
582......Eudes de Chatillon

529 Gallois II d'ACHE m Helene de NONANT

Note: Galloise II was governor of Falaise

Child of Galloise and Hélene
583......Jean d'Ache dob unknown

584 Eudes de GOURNAY b abt 920 m unknown

Eudes was a follower of Rollo, 1st Duke of Normandy to whom Rollo gave the fiefdom of Bray, which included the town of Gournay

Child of Eudes and unknown
Renaud b abt 936 Bray d abt 973
586......Gautier de FERTE b abt 955 Bray

The Chatellanie de Ferte was a district of Bray settled on Gautier by his father, and did not include Gournay.

557 Seigneur Rainald de GLANVILLE m unknown

Child of Rainald and unknown
587......Ranulph b abt 1045 Glanville d aft 1086

D92 Prince Ingleric m unknown

Child of Ingleric and unknown
588......Maud (Athelida) b abt 1032 St Martins London

570 Idwal ap MEURIC m unknown

Child of Meuric and unknown
589......Iago dob unknown

572 Cte Gedouin de BRETEUIL m Emmaline de CHARTRES (b 974)

Children of Gedouin and Emmaline
590......Eberhard b 1005 Bretuil d 12 Nov 1061m Hunberge de SOURS
591......Adele b 992 Bretuil

573 Cte Gautier II de VEXIN m Adelaide de VERMANDOIS (b 944 Isle de France) 974
Note:Adelaide was the daughter of Bernard CAROLING. You can see his ancestors here

Children of Gautier and Adelaide
592......Raoul I b abt 972 Mellent
593......Adele b abt 974 Vexin d 1064 m Cte Robert de MEULAN
594......Sprotte b abt 976 Crepy m Guillaume de GRANDMESNIL
Raoul II b abt 989 Vexin d 1030
596......Dreux b abt 996 Vexin d 1035
597......Walter b abt 1002 Vexin m Princess Goda of Wessex

598 Hugh, Bishop of COUTANCES m Gunhild HARALDSDOTTIR

Note: Gunhild was the daughter of Harald Bluetooth GORMSSON King of Denmark and Gyrid OLAFSDOTTIR - these were my 28 times great grandparents

Children of Hugh and Gunhild
599......Ralph b 998 Warrenne d 1074
600......Roger b 1002 d 1054

575 Amlaib Olafr mac SITRIC m 555 Maelcorcre ingen DUNLAING (b bef 1014) bef 1031

Child of Amlaib Olafr and Maelcorcre
601......Ragnahilda (Ragnuillt) b abt 1031

576 Collwyn ap BLEDDYN m unknown

Children of Collwyn and unknown
602......Gwyn ap Collwyn
603......Gwenllian ferch Ednywain b abt 977


580 Renaud de MEULAN m J4 Richende de CHAMPAGNE b 855 d 942

Child of Renaud and Richende
604......Galeran I de MEULAN b 923 Acquitaine

583 Jean d'ACHE m Mathilde de PONT-AUDEMER Note: Jean was equerry to Robert le Libéral, Duc de Normandie

Children of Jean and Mathilde
605......Richard d'ACHE dob unknown

585 Renaud de GOURNAY m Alberada

Child of Renaud and Alberade
607......Hugh I b 970 Gournay
608......Gautier dob unknown

Gauthier de la Ferte founded the priory of La Ferte en Brai, at the command of "fratre Hugone", by charter dated to between 989 and 996, which names his father Renaud and his mother Alberade

586 Gautier de FERTE m unknown

Child of Gautier and unknown
609......Hugues b abt 975 le Ferte

Hugues founded the Priory of Sigi and his son Hugh became a monk in the abbey at St Ouen at Rouen to which he gave the Priory of Sigi

587 Seigneur Ranulph de GLANVILLE m Flandrina

Child of Ranulph and Flandrina
610......Robert b 1065 Glanville d bef 1150 Bromholm, Norfolk
611......Hervey b abt 1068 Eye, Suffolk

612Hervey de BOURGES (b abt 1046 Bourges d at Clopton, Suffolk) m unknown

Child of Hervey and unknown
Isilia b 1072 Clopton d aft 1121

614 Maud de INGELRICA m Ranulph PEVERELL (b 1030 Normandy d 1072 Hatfield Essex) abt 1072 Hatfield

Children of Ranulph and Maud
615......William b 1050 Normandy d 17 Apr 1113
616......Robert b 1065 Bourn, Cambs m Adelicia
617......Hamon b 1067 Bourn Cambs
618......Pagan b abt 1068 Vangeone, Normandy
619......Emma b abt 1069 Bourne Cambs

589 Iago ap IDWAL m Afandreg Ferch GWAIR

Note: Afandreg waas the daugher of Gwair ap Pill

Child of Iago and Afandreg
620......Cynan dob unknown
621......Crisli dob unknown

591 Adele de BRETUIL m 310 Comte Raoul II de VEXIN

Child of Raoul and Adele
622......Raoul III b 1015 Vexin d 23 Feb 1073 Peronne bur Crepy

623 Robert de MOULINS b abt 995 Molyneux,sur Seine

Robert was guardian of Château de Robert-le-Diable also known as Château de Moulineaux in the 10th century and was a follower of William of Normandy. The de Moulins family supplied flour to William the Conqueror's army via a mill on the river Seine near present day Molineaux-sur-Seine, France, prior to the 1066 invasion of England

Child of Robert and unknown
William de Moulines b abt 1030 Molyneux sur Seine d 1070 Sefton, Lancs

602 Gwyn ap COLLWYN m Miss Ferch GWERYSTAN bef 1025

Children of Gwyn and Miss Gwerystan
625......Angharad ferch Gwyn b 1025
626......Collwyn ap Gwyn b 1030
627......Caradog ap Gwyn (aka Trahaian) b abt 1032

628 Walkelin de Ferrières, seigneur de Ferrières-Saint-Hilaire m unknown

Walkeline or Gaucheline de Ferrières (d abt 1040), 11th century Seigneur of Ferrières-Saint-Hilaire and father of Henry de Ferrers and forefather of the Ferrers family of England. He was killed when he engaged in a feud or duel with Hugh de Montfort aka "Barbatus" and both were killed, c. 1040.

Children of Walklelin and unknown
629......Guillaume de Ferrers dob unknown -killed in Battle of Hastings 1066
Henry de Ferrers b 28 May 1036 Ferriers Saint Hiliare


604 Galeran de MEULAN m Llégarde de MANTES, countess of Mantes

Note: Galeran was Comte de Mantes et Meulan

Child of Galeran and Llégarde
631......Galeran de Meulan b 939 Mellent d 18 Dec 967

605 Richard d'ACHE m Perrette de FERRIERS

Child of Richard and Perrette
632......Robert d'ACHE b 975 d 1037 Boves

607 Hugh I de GOURNAY m unknown

Note: Hugh was nicknamed "The Fortifier" because he made Gournay a place of strength by building a "citadel" with a triple wall, a double ditch and a tower

Child of Hugh and unknown
633......Hugh II b 998 Gourney-en-Bray d 1074 after being wounded at the seige of Cardiff

610 Robert de GLANVILLE m unknown

Child of Robert and unknown
634......Hervey b abt 1095 Bawdsey, Suffolk d aft 1166

613 Isilia de BOURGES m Sir William PECCHE (of Wickhambrook b 1067 Normandy d bef 1121 Wickhambrook) bef 1109

Child of William and Isilia
635......Hamon b 1110 Clopton, Suffolk d after 29 Sep 1178

616 Robert PEVERELL m Adelicia abt 1079

Children of Robert and Adelicia
636......William b 1085 Nottingham d 1155 Bourn, Cambs.
637......Alice b 1115 Bourn d aft 29 Sep 1188

620 Cynan ap IAGO and R19 Ragnuillt or Ragnahilda OLAFSDOTTIR

Child of Cynan and Ragnuillt
638......Gruffyd b 1050 Dublin d 1137 Caernarvon

Most of what is known about Gryffud is a manuscript in Welsh called "Mae Hanes y Gruffydd ap Cynan" (The history of Gryffyd ap Cynan) written in the time of his great grandson, Llewellyn Fawr. An English translation of the history can be seen here (use your browser's back spacer to return) .Prior to this records are very sketchy and unreliable.

622 Cte Raoul III "Le Grande" de VEXIN (Comte de Valois et Vexin et Crepy) m Countess Adele (Aelis) de BAR-SUR-AUBE (b 1019 d 1053)

Raoul, a descendent of Charlemagne, was Count of Valois, Vexin, and Crepy. To this he added Bar-sur-Aube by marrying the heiress, Adele, Comtesse de Bar-sur-Aube, a widow. However, after sigining the marriage-contract but before the nuptials had taken place, the knights of the Chateau de Joigny passed her on to another nobleman. Raoul hurried back and captured the Chateau and his bride, locking her up in La Ferte-sur-Aube, long enough to assure himself she was not pregnant. Again in his absence, she was captured by a local squire but, after being rescued, the nuptials with Raoul took place and they became the parents of two sons and two daughters.

After Adele died, Raoul married a lady named Haquenez, but when the king died and his widow became available, Raoul dismissed Haquenez and married the queen-widow. At this, however, Haquenez complained to the pope of being "despoiled of everything by her husband; she had been dismissed on a false charge of fornication."
Raoul was excommunicated, not for adultery but for incest. "Contrary to the law, he had lain with the wife of the dead king, who was his cousin.

Children of Raoul and Adele
639......Adelle b 1032 Oise m Cte Herbert IV de VERMANDOIS
640......Alix dob unknown m Comte Thibaud III de BLOIS
Haywise b 1042 Vexin d after 1086
642......Adelaide b 1045 d 12 Mar 1093

599 Ralph de WARENNE (b abt 998 d aft 1074) m Odain TORTA

Note: these were my 27 times great grandparents

Children of Ralph and Odain
643......Ralph de WARENNE b abt 1020
644......Roger b 1030 St Victor-en-Caux, Normandy

62 Sir William de MOULYNEUX with unknown
Child of William and unknown
645......William de Molyneux b 1060 Molineux sur Seine

627 Caradog ap GWYN m unknown

Child of Caradog and unknown
646......Trahaern ap Caradog

646 Trahaern ap CARADOG m Nesta

Children of Trahaern and Nesta
647......Llywarch ap Trahaern b abt 1070 Arwistli, Montgomeryshire
648......Meurig ap Trahaern b 1073 Arwistli, Montgomeryshire
649......Owain ap Trahaern dob unknown
650......Griffi ap Trahaern dob unknown

630 Henry de FERRERS m Berthe Roberts d'AIGLE 1061 Normandy

Henry became a major land holder and was granted 210 manors throughout England and Wales, but notably in Derbyshire and Leicestershire, by King William for his conspicuous bravery and support at Hastings.
He first served William I as castellan of Stafford, and in about 1066 or 1067 he was granted the lands in Berkshire and Wiltshire of Goderic, former sheriff of Berkshire, and, by the end of 1068 he also held the lands of Bondi the Staller in present day Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire, and Essex. He is thought to have been appointed the first Anglo-Norman High Sheriff of Berkshire.
Following this in 1070 was the Wapentake of Appletree, which covered a large part of south Derbyshire, granted to Henry on the promotion of Hugh d'Avranches to become Earl of Chester. At the centre of this was Tutbury Castle where he rebuilt and founded the priory in 1080.
His major landholdings, however, were those of the Anglo-Saxon Siward Barn, following a revolt in 1071, including more land in Berkshire and Essex and also Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
These included part of the wapentakes of Litchurch and Morleyston, which contained an area later to be known as Duffield Frith. To command an important crossing over the Derwent he built Duffield Castle. In the wapentake of Hamston was the west bank of the River Dove, where he built Pilsbury Castle. Both these were of typical Norman timber motte and bailey construction. The latter history of Pilsbury is unknown, but Duffield was rebuilt as a stone fortress sometime in the Twelfth century.
He was a "legatus" (commissioner) for the West Midland circuit of the Domesday survey

Children of Henry and Bertha
651......Robert de Ferrers b 1062 Tutbury d 1139
652......Eugenulph de Ferrers b 1064 Darley Derbyshire
653......Emmeline de Ferrers b 1070 Darley Derbyshire
654......Maud de Ferrers b 1074 Darley Derbyshire
655......Amicia de Ferrers b 1068 Darley Derbyshire
656......Henry de Ferrers b 1084 Darley Derbyshire
657......Gundred de Ferrers dob unknown
658......Avice de Ferrers dob unknown
659......Guillaume de Ferrers dob unknown


631 Galeran de MEULAN m unknown

Note: Geleran II was Vicomte de Meulan

Children of Galeran and unknown
660......Hugues de Meulan b 965 Meulan d 25 Aug 1005 Meulan
661....Emma de Meulan dob unknown
662....Lambert de Meulan dob unknown

632 Robert d'ACHE m Avoice d'AIGLE

Children of Robert and Avoice
663......Dreux de Boves b 1022 d 1077
664....Alberic de Boves

633 Hugh II de GOURNAY m Basilia (of Normandy d 1049 Gournay)

Hugh II was one of the Norman leaders of the fleet of forty ships which accompanied Edward the Saxon prince to Southampton on the death of Canute in 1035, but was resisted successfully by the sons of Ethelred, King of England. The fleet returned to Barfleur, and Hugh II was at the battle of Mortemer in 1054 against the King Henry I of France. In 1066 Hugh II, with his son Hugh III, went to England with Duke William [Falaise Roll]

Child of Hugh and Basilia
665......Hugh III b abt 1015 d 1011 at Bec
666......Ancelin dob unknown
667......Adelaide dob unknown

634 Sir Hervey de GLANVILLE m Matilda

Children of Hervey and Matilda
668......Ranulph b abt 1120 Stratford St Andrew Suffolk d at Seige of Acre 21 Oct 1190 m Berthe de VALOINES (b 1125 Parham Suffolk d aft 1208 Bowsley)

Ranulph was appointed justiciar of England by king Henry II sometime during 1179-1180 but had three daughters and no sons.

669......William b abt 1133 Bawdsey, Suffolk

635 Sir Hamon PECCHE m D108 Alice PEVERELL abt 1130 Gt Thurlow

Hamon served in the military from 1155 to 1156 in with King Henry II, Dover. A charter of King Henry I confirms the gift of Cheveley to Ralph Pecche by Roger FitzRichard (of the House of de Clare).

Child of Hamon and Alice
670......Gilbert b 1145 Clopton d bef 9 Jul 1212 Great Bealings
671......Basilia dob unknown

638 Gruffydd ap CYNAN m Angharad ferch OWAIN (b 1065 Tegaingl, Flintshire

Note: These were my 26x great grandparents

Children of Gruffydd and Angharad
672......Margred b 1080
673......Rhanullt b 1083
674......Gwenlian b 1085
675......Elen b 1089
676......Merinedd b 1091
677......Susanna b 1095
678......Cadwaladr b 1096 d Mar 1171
679......Cadwallon b 1097 d 1137
680......Owain b 1100 d Dec 1169

643 Ralph de WARENNE m Emma de NORMANDIE abt 1034

Children of Ralph and Emma
681......Ranulf b 1045 Varenne Normandy d after 1086 Whitchurch
682......Guilliame (William) b bef 1037 Varenne d 24 Jun 1088 Pevensey bur Priory of Lewes m Gundred de NORMANDIE

William married Princess Gundred of England before 1077 in Normandy, France. Princess Gundred was born about 1063 in Normandy, France. She was the daughter of King Guillaume "Le Conquerant" de Normandie and Queen Matilda van Vlaanderen. She died on 27 May 1085 in Castle Acre, Acre, Norfolk, England .
William received large grants of land in recognition of the distinguished part he took at the battle of Hastings. He had large grants of land in several counties among which were the barony of Lewes, in Sussex, and the manors of Carletune and Benington, in Lincolnshire. So extensive indeed were those grants that his possessions resembled more the dominions of a sovereign prince than the estates of a subject. He enjoyed, too, in the highest degree, the confidence of the king, and was appointed joint Justice-General, with Richard de BENEFACTIS, for administering justice throughout the whole realm. While in that office, some great disturbers of the public peace having refused to appear before him and his colleague, in obedience to citation, the Earl took up arms, and defeated the rebels in a battle at Fagadune, when he is said, for the purpose of striking terror, to have cut off the right foot of each of his prisoners. Of these rebels, Ralph WAHIR or GAUDER, Earl of Norfolk, and Roger, Earl of Hereford, were the ringleaders. He was likewise highly esteemed by King William Rufus, and was created by that monarch the first Earl of Surrey. He came with William the Conqueror and was awarded over 300 manor houses in England. He built the castle at Castle Acre, Norfolk. Coat of arms over church door in Castle Acre.

The Mortimer coat of arms

644 Roger de MORTI(E)MER m 321 Haywise de VEXIN (b 1042 Vexin, Normandy d after 1086)

Note: These were my 26x great grandparents

Children of Roger and Haywise
683......Ralph b 1030 Morterner-sur-Eauln, Seine inferieur Nornandy d bef 1086 St Victor-en Caux Normandy
684......William b abt 1037 Mortener-sur-Eauln m Gundred de FLANDERS (b 1052)
685......Roger b 1058 St Victor-en-Caux, Seine-inferieure, Normandy d after 1104 Wigmore
See the de Gournay branch
686......Ralph b 1060 Morterner sur Eauln, Normandy d 1136

645 Sir William de MOLYNEUX4 and unknown

William's service to William the Conqueror was rewarded a knighthood and with large tracts of land in Lancashire by gift of the crown, and the manors of Septon (Sefton), Thornton, Cuerden (Kerndon), ten carucates and a half of land, at the service of half a knight's fee. William Molyneux made Sefton the chief seat of his lordship. William was the first Lord of Sefton

Child of William and unknown
687......Vivian de Molyneux b 1061 Sefton

651 Robert de FERRERS m Haywise de VITRE 1087 Brittany

Robert gave great support to Henry I. As part of his tenure of Duffield Frith in 1129-30, he is on record as having interests in lead mines at Wirksworth. At about this time he granted the church of Potterspury, Northamptonshire, to Bernard the Scribe
He was a leading supporter of King Stephen and took a large body of Derbyshire men northwards to assist in repelling an invasion of the Scots under King David I of Scotland, nominally on the behalf of Matilda. Little actual fighting took place, but Thurstan, Archbishop of York, won the Battle of the Standard on Stephen's behalf, fought near Northallerton, on 22, August, 1138.
Robert was mainly instrumental in securing the victory for his Sovereign, who for this and other important services created him Earl of Derby in 1138. It should be noted that charters and chronicles from this point refer to him interchangeably as Earl Ferrers, earl of Nottingham or earl of Derby.

Children of Robert and Haywise
688......William de Ferrers b 1088 Dereby
689......Robert de Ferrers b 1090 Derby d 1162
690......Walcheline de Ferrers b 1092
691......Matilda de Ferrers b 1096 Derbyshire


663 Dreux de BOVES m Adele de CREPY 1051 Boves Note: Dreux was Seigneur de Boves

Children of Dreux and Adele
692......Enguerrand de Boves b 1054 Boves d 1116
693......Robert de Boves b 1054 Boves Somme
694......Ansaeu de Boves b 1056 Boves Somme
695......Mathilde de Boves b 1058 Boves Somme
696......Aelise de Boves dob unknown

647 Llywarch ap TRAHAERN m Dyddgu ferch IORWERTH
Children of Llywarch and Dyddgu
697...... Gwladys ap Llyarch b 1099 Arwystle
698......Robert ap Llyarch b 1100 Arwystle
699......Elen ap Llyarch b 1102 Arwystle
700......Iorwerth ap Llyarch b 1104 Arwystle
701......Maredydd ap Llyarch b 1106 Arwystle
702......Madog ap Llyarch b 1108 Arwystle


660 Hugues de MEULAN m Oda de VEXIN 990

Note: Hugues was Vicomte de Meulan (991-1005), Vicomte de Mantes
Oda was the daughter of Gautier II, Comte de Vexin and his wife Adele

Children of Hugues and Oda
703......Galeran III de Meulan b 990 Mellent d 8 Dec 1069 Meulan
704......Fulk de Meulan dob unknown
705......Hellouin de Meulan dob unknown

692 Enguerrand de BOVES m (a) Adele de MARLE 1070 (b) Sybil de LORRAINE

Enguerrand was Lord of Marle (1079-1116), Count of Amiens (1085-1116), Lord of Coucy (1086-1116) Seigneur de Boves, and was a man of many scandals, obsessed by lust for women, according to Abbot Guibert. Seized by a passion for Sybil, wife of a lord of Lorraine, Enguerrand succeeded, with the aid of a compliant Bishop of Laon who was his first cousin, in divorcing his first wife, Adele de Marle, on charges of adultery. Afterward, he married Sybil with the sanction of the Church while her husband was absent at war and while the lady herself was pregnant as the result of still a third liaison. She was said to be of dissolute morals.

Children of Enguerrand and Adele
706.....Adelaide de Coucy b 1068 Sabran
707.....Beatrix de Boves b 1070 Boves
708.....Thomas de Marle b 1073 Coucy
709.....Robert de Coucy b 1084
710.....Agnes de Coucy dob unknown

665 Hugh III, Seigneur de GOURNAY m Basilia FLAITEL (b abt 1025 Linton Herfordshire d Jan 1099 Bec) abt 1043

Basilia was the daughter of Gerald FLEITEL and Herleve d'EVEREAUX and widow of Raoul de GACE (b abt 1000), one of the tutors of Duke William in his youth

Hugh was accompanied at Senlac by a strong force of his men of Bray, and killed many of the English. He was granted land at Fordham, Liston and Ardleigh, and addded to these places was Caistor by Yarmouth which became the principal house of the de GOURNAYs. In the latter part of his life, after 1082 Hugh III became a monk at the Abbey Of Bec in Normandy.
Domesday Book records "Hugh de Gournai" holding Liston, Ardleigh and Fordham in Essex

Children of Hugh and Basilia
711......William dob unknown

William witnessed the charter dated 1082 under which William I King of England donated property to the abbey of la Trinite de Caen

712......Gerald b abt 1035 d 10 May 1097 Nice, Asia Minor on crusade
713......Julia Adela dob unknown

669 William de GLANVILLE m Gundreda de WARRENNE (b abt 1145 Lewes d 1224 Nuneham Courteney, Oxfordshire)

Note: Gundreda was the widow of William III de COURCY

Children of William and Gundreda
713......William b 1177 Bowsley
714......Agnes b 1178 Bowsley m Sir Robert de CREKE (b 1163 North Creake)

The Wingfield coat of arms

D114 Sir John de WINGFIELD m unknown

Note: John was the son of Robert de WINGFIELD

Child of John and unknown
Robert dob unknown

670 Sir Gilbert PECCHE m Alice FITZWALTER (b 1159 Little Dunmow d after 1213)

Child of Gilbert and Alice
717.....Hamon b 1191 Cheveley, Newmarket d 1241 (on pilgrimage to Holy Land)

678 Cadwaladr ap GRUFFYDD m (a) Dyddgu ferch MAREDUDD (b) Adeliza de TUNBRIDGE (or CLARE) (b abt 1120 d aft 1148, wid of William de PERCY)

Children of Cadwaladr and Adeliza
718......Gruffudd b abt 1147
719......Cunedda b aft 1147
720......Richard b aft 1147
721......Randwlff b aft 1147

680 Owain Fawr ap GRUFFYDD m 697 Gwladys ferch LLYWARCH

Owain preferred the title of "Prince of Wales" as it indicated that he was the ruler of all Wales. This title defined his postion in the empire that to an ever increasing extent exercised lordship over him while elevating him above English barons and other lesser rulers in Wales.He took advantage of the troubled reign of King Stephen of England (1135 ? 1154) and seized some neigbouring territories. In 1157, Henry II led an army into Wales and Owain acknowledged Henry II as overlord. Owain kept all the territory he had gained with the exception of Tegeingl in the extreme north east.
These were my 25x great grandparents

Children of Owain and Gwladys
722...... Margred b 1123
723...... Gwenlllian b 1125 d 1197
724...... Iowerth b 1129 d 28 Nov 1174 Penent Mehangell bur at Bangor Cathedral
725......Maelgwyn dob unknown
726......Dafydd dob unknown m Emma PLANTAGENET
Note: Dafydd succeeded his father as Prince of Gwynedd from 1170 to 1194. He was defeated by and yielded sovereignty to his nephew Llewelyn ap Iorworth in 1194.
727......Rhodri dob unknown

Child of Owain with un named mistress
728......Madoc dob unknown
729......Riryd dob unknown
Note: These are the Madoc and Riryd who legend has it discovered America in 1170. You can read the story on Robert Sewell's website here

681 Ranulf de WARENNE m unknown

Child of Ranulf and unknown
730......Ranulf b abt 1075 Whitchurch

Wigmore Castle entrance today, occupied and extended by the Mortimer family

686 Ralph de MORTENER, First Lord of Wigmore m (a) Melisande DE FERRERS (b) Mabel abt 1116

Ralph accompanied the Duke of Normandy (and appears in the Falaise Roll as Raoul Mortener) in his expedition against England, and was one of his principal commanders at the decisive battle of Hastings; and shortly after, was sent into the marches of Wales to encounter Edric, Earl of Shrewsbury, who still resisted the Norman yoke.
After much difficulty, and a long siege in his castle of Wigmore, Mortimer subdued, and delivered Edric into the king's hands. When, as a reward for his good service, he obtained a grant of all Edric's estates, he seated himself thenceforward at Wigmore. Independently of these great Welsh territorial possessions, Ralph Mortimer enjoyed by the bounty of his royal master sundry lordships and manors in other parts of the realm, which he held at the time of the Doomsday Survey.
In the beginning of Rufus's reign, Mortimer took part with Curthose, but he subsequently changed sides, and being constituted general of the forces sent to oppose that prince in Normandy, by King Henry I., he totally routed the enemy, and brought Curthose prisoner to the king.

Note: Once in Britain, the name Mortener became Mortimer

Child of Ralph and Melisande
731......Hawise d o b unknown

Children of Ralph and Mabel
732......Hugh b abt 1117 Wigmore d 1180

Hugh de Mortimer attested a charter by Gerold, Abbot of St. Lucien at Beauvais , in the time of Stephen, Count of Aumale. When King Stephen, circa 1140, granted to the Earl of Leicester the town and castle of Hereford et lotum comitatum Herefordisc., the fees of Hugh de Mortimer were with others excepted. In 1144 he initiated the reconquest of the Marches after the revolt of the Welsh on the death of Henry I, by successfully reoccupying the cantreds of Maelienydd and Elfael, and repairing the castles of Cwmaron and Colwen. In 1145 he captured and imprisoned the Welsh prince Rhys ap Howel, and in 1146 he slew Meredith, son of Madog ap Idnerth, late chieftain of Elfael and Maelienydd. In 1148 he blinded his prisoner Rhys ap Howel. The name of his wife is unknown. He seems to have died in the period 1148-50.

733......Roger b 1119 d 1150/62
734......William b abt 1090 Chelmarsh, Bridgenorth d Attleborough

687 Vivian de MOLYNEUX m Sywarda

Sir Vivian adopted the Cross Moline as his coat of arms. He was a trusted friend of Roger de Poictou, Earl of Lancaster, and was placed by him in his castle at Liverpool, to act as his governor and castellanus, in the utmost limits of his earldom. The position of castellanus became hereditary in the de Molins/Molyneux line. He succeeded to the title Lord of Sefton at his father's death.

Child of Viviam and Sywarda
735......Adam de Molyneux b 1107 Sefton

689 Robert II de FERRERS m Margaret PEVEREL 1135 Nottingham

Robert II de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby, a younger but eldest surviving son of Robert de Ferrers, 1st Earl of Derby, and his wife Hawise, succeeded his father as Earl of Derby in 1139. (William the older brother had been murdered in London some time before) He was head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire including an area later known as Duffield Frith.
Little is known of Robert's life, other than his generosity to the church. In 1148, he established Merevale Abbey in Warwickshire, England, where he requested to be buried in an ox hide. The stone effigies of Robert and his wife, Margaret Peverel, lie in the gatehouse chapel of Merevale Abbey, near the village of Atherstone.
He founded the Priory of Derby, which later moved to Darley Abbey, and its Abbot was granted many privileges in Duffield Forest and Chase.
He continued his father's attempts to play a role in the civil war commonly called The Anarchy that arose because of the contesting claims of Empress Matilda and Stephen of England. The family's support for Stephen led to him being awarded the revenues of the Borough of Derby in 1139, though in 1149 Stephen then granted the Borough to the Earl of Chester
He finally threw in his lot with the future Henry II after Tutbury Castle was besieged in 1153. However when Henry came to the throne in 1154, he withdrew de Ferrers' right to use the title of Earl or to receive the "third penny" on the profits of the county.

Robert and Margaret's memorial

Children of Robert and Margaret
736......Wakelin de Ferrers b 1136 Derby
737......William de Ferrers b 1137 Tutbury
738......Isolde de Ferrers b 1141 Derby
739......Matilda de Ferrers b 1143 Derby
740......Ermintrude de Ferrers b 1145
741......Henry de Ferrers b 1148 Derby
742......Thomas Henry de Ferrers b 1152 Derby


703 Galeran III de MEULAN m Oda de CONTEVILLE (b 994 d 1023 Meulan

Note: Galeran was comte de Meulan; Oda was the daughter of Jean de CONTEVILLE

Children of Galeran and Oda
743......Hugh de Vernon b 1100 d 15 Oct 1081 Vernon
744......Adeline de Meulan b 30 Nov 1014 Pont-Audemer bur 8 Apr 1081
745......Doda de Meulan dob unknown

708 Thomas de MARLE m (a) Ermengarde de MONTALGU 1102 (b) Melisende de CORBELL 1108 (c) Ida de HAINAUT

Thomas was Baron, de Coucy, de Marle, Sieur, de Boves, de la Fère, de Crépy, de Vervins and Comte, d'Amiens, He went on the 1st Crusade, seigneur de Marle

Children of Thomas and Ermengarde
746......Beatrix de Coucy b 1100

Children of Thomas and Melisende
747......Mahaut de Boves b 1103
748......Enguerrand de Coucy b 1110
749......Robert de Coucy b 1122
750......Melisende de Coucy b 1126 Boves
751......Anselme de Coucy b 1124 Boves
752......Bonne de Coucy b 1120 Boves

712 Sir Gerald de GOURNAY m Edith de WARRENNE

Edith was the daughter of William, Earl of WARENNE and Gundred of England and Grandaughter of King William, Duke of Normandy Gerald was a staunch supporter of William Rufus against his brother Robert Curthose, using his fortresses at Gournay, La Ferte, Gaillefontaine and Eacouche, which latter he had come into as the inheritance of his mother, Basilia. After the problem of the two brothers was settled, Gerard went on the first crusade in 1096, when he was killed in battle. After his death Editha remarried to Dreux de MONCEAUX

See the Sauveur branch here

Children of Gerald and Edith
753......Hugh IV b abt 1076 d 1180 (This death record is in my view doubtful, but he was said to be of great age)
754......Gunnora (Gundred) b abt 1078 m Sir Richard TALBOT of Swanscombe
755......Gundredb abt 1097 Northumberland m Neil d'AUBIGNY Jun 1118
Note:Neil was the son of Roger d'Aubigny and Amice de Mowbray

756......Amice dob unknown m Richard de TALBOT aft 1181
757......Haywise dob unknown

The Annals of Bermondsey record the donation by "Hawisia de Gurnay" of "ecclesiam de Inglescombe in comitatu Somerset" to the abbey in 1112

758......Walter dob unknown

713 William de GLANVILLE m unknown

Child of William and unknown
759......Gilbert b 1177 Bowsley

716 Robert de WINGFIELD m Joan FALSTAFF

Note: Joan was the daughter of John FALSTAFF

Child of John and Joan
760......Thomas dob unknown

717 Sir Hamon PECCHE of Cheveley m Eve PEVERELL (b 1196 Barnwell d 8 Jan 1266) 1212

Hamon, was a minor at his father's death, his custody and marriage being granted, 1 January 1212/3, to Hugh de Boues. He appears to have reached man's estate in time to be associated with his family connections in the armed opposition of the Barons to King John . In 1221 he did his service in the campaign against Biham, and served under the Earl Marshal in the Welsh war of 1223, receiving in September 1225 a grant to maintain himself in the King's service. He was crossing the sea on duty for the King in 1230, and had protection to visit his lands abroad in 1232. In 1233 he was serving in the Welsh Marches. Later he went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, on which he died, probably in the summer of 1241.

His lands in Essex, Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambs, and Lincs were restored to him on his return to allegiance, 3 Oct 1217. In Jan 1218/9 Bourn was one of the fees of Richmond retained in the King's hand on giving seisin to the Count of Brittany, and in 1220 Hamon had to make a fine for it as one whole barony and part of a barony.

Children of Hamon and Eve
761......Gilbert b bef 11 Dec 1220 Corby d 25 May 1291 West Cliffe, Dover
762......Hugh b: abt 1218 in Great Bealings m Ida de HASTINGS (b abt 1220 Ashill, Swaffham)

723 Gwenllian ferch OWAIN m (a) Owain Cyfailiog ap GRUFFYDD (b) Cadwgon ap MADOG (c) Hwfa ap CYNWRIG

Note: Owain was the son of Gruffydd ap Maredudd

On Madog's death in 1160 Owain became the ruler of most of southern Powys.
He is recorded as having been in alliance with the other Welsh princes to withstand the invasion of 1165 by King Henry II of England. Thereafter he usually followed a policy of supporting the English crown. In 1170 he gave land for the founding of the abbey of Strata Marcella. In 1188 however he refused to meet or support Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury and Giraldus Cambrensis when they journeyed around Wales to raise men for a crusade, and was excommunicated as a result.

In 1195 Owain handed the rule of his realm to his son Gwenwynwyn ab Owain and retired to the abbey of Strata Marcella, where he died and was buried two years later.
Owain has also long been considered a notable poet. Although only one poem ascribed to him has been preserved, this one, Hirlas Owain, is commonly rated as one of the finest Welsh poems of this period. In the poem, Owain's bodyguard are gathered at his court following a raid in 1155 to free his brother Meurig from prison in Maelor. The mission accomplished, Owain calls for the drinking horn to be passed to each member of his bodyguard in turn, with words of praise for each one. There is a more sombre note when he remembers two of his men who fell in the fighting and grieves for their loss. The poem's most recent editor, Gruffydd Aled Williams, has suggested that the poem was actually written by Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, the preeminent Welsh court poet of the century, perhaps in collaboration with Owain.

Child of Cadwgon and Gwennlian
763......Cadwgon ap Cadwgon b abt 1155 Nannau, Llanfachreth

Child of Owain and Gwenllian
764......Gwenwynwyn ap Owain b abt 1165 d Jun 1216 Painscastle

Gwenwynwyn was the last major ruler of mid Wales before the completion of the Norman English invasion., Prince of South Powys

Coat of Arms used by Iowerth and his family

724 Iowerth Drwyndwn ap OWAIN (prince of Gwynedd) m Marared ferch MADOG (b 1148 Overton-Madoc, Powys)

Note: These were my 24 x great grandparents

Child of Iowerth and Marared
765......Llewellyn b 1173 d 11 Apr 1240

730 Ranulf de WARENNE m unknown

Child of Ranulf and unknown
766......Ranulf b 1105 Whitchurch

732 Hugh de MORTIMER (Baron of Wigmore) m Maud (Matilda) LONGSPIC Le MESCHIN (b 1118 d bef 1180)

Note: These were my 24 x great grandparents

1172 - "This year Wigmore Abbey was first founded by the noble man Hugh Mortimer who laid the first stone, and he afterwards bought it to perfection at his own costs." and "Hugh Mortimer, the founder of Wigmore abbey died"
- entries in the Wigmore Chronicles translated by Paul M Remfry. A copy of his book "The Wigmore Chronicles 1066 to 1377" may be obtained here

Child of Hugh and Maud
767......Hugh b abt 1155 Wigmore d abt 1202 m Sybilla St SYRDONEO
Roger b bef 1158 Wigmore d 19 Aug 1241 Wigmore
769......William b bef 1155 d aft 1217
770......Henry b bef 1171 d aft 1188
771......Philip b bef 1171 d aft 1200
772......Ralph b bef 1171 d 1247

734 William de MORTIMER of Attleborough b 1090 Chelmarsh, Bridgenorth m unknown

Note: These were my 24 x great grandparents
William Mortimer of Attleborough, in Norfolk, was active as an envoy between England and Scotland and assisted in the introduction of Norman style feudalism into lowland Scotland, by arranging the marriage of young Norman knights into the Scottish aristocracy

Children of William and unknown
773......Robert b abt 1110 Attleborough
774......Alan b abt 1111 Attleborough d Aberdour, Fifeshire m Anicea VETERIPONTE abt 1126
Note: Alan became Lord of Aberdour by marrying Anicea.

735 Adam de MOLYNEUX m Lady Annota GARNET (b abt 1110)

Annota (or Annora) was daughter of the Lord of Speke, Benedict GARNET and his wife Mabel. By this marriage Adam came into the ownership of Speke.In 1228 he had a commission for the perambulation of the forests of Lancaster county. This is the period when the title of Forester of Lancashire was still the hereditary right of the Garnet's. He paid 40 marks to have 'seizin' of the inheritance from his father. He was knighted in 1255.

Children of Adam and Annota
775......Robert de Molyneux b 1135 Sefton

736 Wakelin de FERRERS m Godeheut de TEONI 1160 Dunster Somerset

Children of Wakelin and Godeheut
776......Ermintrude de Ferrers b 1163 Eggington, Derbys
777......Margery de Ferrers b 1165 Eggington, Derbys
778......Elizabeth de Ferrers b 1166 Tutbury
779......Hugh de Ferrers b 1167Ferriers, Normandy
780......Millicent de Ferrers b 1170 Derby
781......Isabel Millicent de Ferrers b 1172 Oakham Hall, Rutland


782 Herbert de HEDERSETE b abt 1190 Gt Melton m unknown

Child of Herbert and unknown
Simon de Hedersete b 1216 Gt Melton

744 Adeline de MEULAN m (a) William MAUDIT abt 1034 (b) Roger de BEAUMONT 1048

Children of William and Adeline
784......William Maudit b 1038 St Martin du Bose d 1101 Southampton
785......Gunfrid de Maudit dob unknown

753 Hugh IV de GOURNAY m (a) Beatrice de VERMANDOIS 1097 Valois (b) C25 Melisende de COUCY (b 1104 Ashby Bucks) 1190 Boves, Somme

Meilisende was the daughter of Thomas, Lord of Marle and Coucy and the widower of ADELEME Chatelain d'Amiens and Melisende de Corbell
A donation by "Girardus pater meus" to the abbey of Saint-Sauveur, for the souls of "Beatricis...uxoris mee et Hugonis filii mei", by undated charter was confirmed

Because of his father's early death, Hugh was raised at the court of King Henry I, but from time to time (like many adolescents) he rebelled, but was forgiven and did not lose his lands or his head.

Child of Hugh IV and Beatrice
786......Hugh b 1148 d as infant

Children of Hugh and Melisende
787......Gerard dob unknown d 1151
788......Hugh V b abt 1125 d 25 Oct 1214 Ashby, Leics
789......William dob unknown
790......Gunnora dob unknown m Nicholas de STUTEVILLE

764 Gwennowenwen Ap OWEN m Margaret CORBET

Note: Gwennowynwyn was a Prince of Powys and was my 19 times great grandfather

Child of Gwennowenwen and Margaret
Griffith b abt 1234 d aft 27 Feb 1285

761 Gilbert I de GLANVILLE m unknown

Child of Gilbert and unknown
792......Gilbert II b 1236 Bowsley d 1280

760 Thomas de WINGFIELD m Alice de WAYLAND

Child of Thomas and Alice
793......John b abt 1278 Wingfield

761 Sir Gilbert PECCHE m Maud de HASTINGS (b 1225 Ashill, Swaffham d 1264 Corby, Bourn) after 1270

Children of Gilbert and Maud
794......Eve b 1240 Corby d 1292 m Robert II de VALOINES (b 1240 Ixworth d 1282) after 1279
John b 1259 Gt Thurlow

L-R Castell Bere, Dolbadarn Castle, and Dolwyddelan Castle, all built by Llewellyn Fawr

765 Llewellyn Fawr "the Great" ap IOWERTH m (a) Tangwysti ferch LLYWARCH b 1168 Rhos, Denbighshire (b) Joan PLANTAGENET

Note: Llewellyn and Joan were my 23 x great grandparents. Joan was the daughter of King John "Lackland" of England and Clemence

See the website detailing Lewellyn's descendants to Queen Elizabeth II here

Child of Llewellyn and Tangwsti
796......Grufydd b abt 1200 d 1244 escaping from the Tower of London

Children of Llewellyn and Joan
797......Angharad dob unknown
798......Dafydd dob unknown m Isabel de BRAOSE
799......Elen b abt 1207 d 24 Oct 1253
Note an inquest post mortem was held on Elen on 10 Nov 1253
800......Margaret dob unknown m (a) John de BRAOSE (b) Walter de CLIFFORD (d 1263)
801......Gwenllian dob unknown m William de LACY
802......Gwladys "Ddu" b abt 1187 d 1251 Windsor m (a) Reginald de BRAOSE (d 9 Jun 1228) (B) Ralph de MORTIMER 1230

766 Ranulf de WARENNE m unknown

Child of Ranulf and unknown
803......Ranulf b abt 1135 Whitchurch d bef 1203

768 Roger de MORTIMER (Lord of Maelienydd) m 781 Isabel Millicent de FERRERS (b 1172 Oakham d 31 May 1252)

Note: Isabel was the daughter of Walchelin de Ferrers of Oakham

These were my 23 x great grandparents
Roger fought for King Henry II against the rebellion of his (the King's) son, Henry. In 1179 Roger was instrumental in the killing of Cadwallon ap Madog, the prince of Maelienydd and Elfael. He was imprisoned until June 1182 at Winchester for this killing. In 1195 Roger, with the backing of troops sent by Richard I invaded Maelienydd and rebuilt Cymaron castle. In 1196 he joined forces with Hugh de Say of Richards Castle and fought and lost the battle of New Radnor against Rhys ap Gruffydd, allegedly losing some forty knights and an innumerable number of foot in the fight.
(there is considerable doubt as to this event) By 1200 he had conquered Maelienydd and issued a new charter of rights to Cwmhir Abbey. In the summer of 1214 he became gravely ill and bought the right for his son to inherit his lands while he still lived from King John. He died before 8 July 1214.Castle

Children of Roger and Isabel
804......Ralph b 1190 d 6 Aug 1246
805......Hugh b 1189 d 10 Nov 1227 m Annora de BRAOSE

1227 - "Hugh Mortimer died being succeeded by his brother Ralph"
- an entry in the Wigmore Chronicles translated by Paul M Remfry. A copy of his book "The Wigmore Chronicles 1066 to 1377" may be obtained here

806......Joan Isabella b 1195 d 1268 m (a) John FITZALAN (Lord of Clun) (b) Walter de BEAUCHAMP of Elmley
Note: John was the son of John FITZALAN and Maud le BOTELER. Walter was the son of Walter de BEAUCHAMP of Elmley, Worcestershire and Bertha de BRAOSE
807......Philip b 1201 d 1246
808......Henry b 1214 d 1270

809 Odo de charun ROYDON b 5 Nov 1075 m unknown

This was my 23rd Great Grandfather. Odo de Charun, in the reign of the Conqueror, gave to the priory of Eye two-thirds of the tithes of Gislingham, Suffolk (about 5 miles south of Roydon), and of Roydon.

Child of Odo and unknown
Radun b abt 1125 Roydon, Norfolk d abt 1190
811......Randulf b 1130 d abt 1166

Randulf de Charun figures in the account of the sheriff of Norfolk in 1159, and in 1166 held 3 knights' fees of Hubert de Rye in that county, 2 fees in Bucks, and one fee in Beds jointly with Richard FitzRalph and Osbert de Clinton. The family of Charun were early associated with Roydon

773 Sir Robert de MORTIMER of Attleborough m (a) Margery FALSTOLF (d 1141) (b) Catherine de BROCKDISH

Robert de Mortimer, the first of the family of whom there is record in Norfolk, witnessed a charter of William de Warenne to Castleacre Priory, probably in the time of Henry I. [Complete Peerage IX:243, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]
The Mortimers of Norfolk held under the Earls Warenne a fief of which Attleborough was the caput, and Scoulton, Raveningham, Stanford and Rockland among its members.
As Henry I died in 1135, and Robert was of age when he witnessed a charter, then Robert was b. before 1114 at least.

Child of Sir Robert and Margery
812......William b bef 1134 Attleborough d 1180

As William, constable, de Mortimer, he witnessed a Norfolk charter of Richard de Baliol circa 1155; and as William de Mortimer, two charters of William the Lion of Scotland, of which one was granted in 1166. He fought with the Scots at Alnwick, 13 July 1174, where he was taken prisoner by Sir Bernard de Baliol; and was one of the pledges for the King of Scotland under the treaty of Falaise later in the year.

Children of Sir Robert and Catherine
813......Robert b abt 1143 Attleborough

Robert on his marriage received Little Woodham (Woodham Mortimer) in Essex from Henry II by the service of 1/2 fee and probably Amberden (in Debden) as another 1/2 fee. In 1190/1 he, or his son, was assessed to the scutage of Wales for one knight's fee of the Honour of Peverel of London in Essex. Woodham and Amberden were held by Robert the son in 1212 as one fee. The father's marriage presumably took place in or before 1168, when he was pardoned a debt in the account of the sheriff of Essex.
It is not easy to distinguish this Robert from his son Robert at a time when either might have been the tenant of Woodham, or to distinguish them from their namesake and contemporary Robert de Mortimer of Attleborough. . . There seems to have been as close a connection between the Mortimers of Attleborough, and their said overlords as between Robert of Essex and the King. It would appear likely that it was Robert of Essex, the protege of Henry II, who witnessed at Valoignes the later version of the treaty of Falaise, some time in the early months of 1174, as being in the train of King Henry, while William de Mortimer of Attleborough was one of the hostages under that treaty for William the Lion--Earl of Huntingdon until his deafeat at Alnwick in July 1174; also that it was Robert of Essex who, at Le Mans, witnessed a charter of Henry II, dated 1175-81 or 1177.
That there was a close connection between the families of Attleborough and Richard's Castle is suggested by heraldic evidence; by the recurrance in both families of the names Robert and William (Hugh probably came in at Richard's Castle from Say); and by the few details that are known about a shadowy Pernel de Mortimer, who seems to have belonged to both families. Of her it is known that before 1199 (probably before May 1194) she held land in Dengey Hundred, in which are Woodham Mortimer and Amberden, which later was given to Tiltey Abbey; that in July 1199, as a widow, she was R. del Ech for dower in Cambe (where Mortimers of Attleborough had large holdings); and in 1203 levied a fine with William de Buckenham as to the advowson of Buckenham and land there--a Mortimer of Attleborough manor.

814......Bartholomew b abt 1145 Attleborough

775 Robert de MOLYNEUX m Beatrix de VILLIERS

Children of Robert and Beatrix
815......Robert de Molyneux b 1159 Sefton
816......John de Molyneux b 1163

817 Sir David "Le Clerc" de Malpas d 1252 m Margery ferch EYNION

Note: David was a knight and Baron of Malpas

Children of David and Margery
Piers de Malpas dob unknown
819......Philip de Malpas dob unknown
820......William de Malpas dob unknown
821......Christiana de Malpas dob unknown


822 Sir John PECCHE m unknown

Child of John and unknown
823......Anne b abt 1287 Gt Thurlow

815 Robert de MOLYNEUX m unknown

Child of Richard and Unknown
824......Richard de Molyneux b 1159 Sefton

818 Sir Piers "Le Clerc" de Malpas m unknown

Piers (Peter) le Clerc, was granted Thornton-le-Moors, which was confirmed by Sir John de Arderne, in a charter attested by Philip de Orreby, Justice of Chester; Roger de Montalt, and others, after the succession of Sir John de Arderne's to the Lordship of Aldford, by grant of Randle de Blundeville, Earl of Chester. Peter was the secretary to this Earl of Chester.
Randle, sixth Earl of Chester, by deed without date, granted to this Peter a boat, and the right of fishing on the Dee from Chester to Eaton; and by another deed, missing the date, granted to Peter, an acquittance from attendance on the court of the shires of hundred and pleas of the forests, from puture of serjeants of the peace, and payment of pannage in the earl's forest. [Harl. MSS. 2131, p. 34]

Children of Piers and unknown
825......Randle "Le Roter" de Thornton b abt 1188 Thornton
826......Agnes de Thornton b abt 1200 m William de BLORE


783 Simon de HEDERSETE m Unknown

Child of Simon and unknown
827......John de Hedersete b abt 1240 Mettingham Castle d 1300

784 William MAUDIT m Haywise abt 1069 Portchester

Children of William and Haywise
828......Robert Maudit b 1068 Portchester
829......William Mauditb 1074 Hanslope Bucks
830......Constance Maudit dob unknown

788 Hugh V de GOURNAY m Juliane de DAMPMARTIN (de MELLO) (b abt 1168)

High V was known as "The Cuckoo". Juliane was the daughter of Alberic de DAMPMARTIN and Matilda de PONTHIEU

In 1190 Hugh V accompanied Richard Coeur de Lion. In 1205 he lost his lands in Normandy in the cession of King John, who granted him lands in England in compensation. In 1214 he was made sheriff of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.
The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Hugo de Gurnay" holding three knights' fees in Norfolk in 1210

Children of Hugh and Juliane
831......Matthew b bef 1154
832......Hugh VI b abt 1148 Caister, Norfolk d 1239 bur at Langley Abbey, Norfolk
833......Anselme b abt 1155 Caister d 1240
834......Gerard dob unknown, d as infant
835......Millicent dob unknown m (a) Almaric de MONTFORD (b) William de CANTELUPE 1219

791 Griffith Ap GWENOWYNWYN m Haywise Le STRANGE 1242

Haywise was the daughter of John Le Strange of Knockin. Griffith was Prince of Powys. He was still a child when his father, who had been driven out of his princedom by Llywelyn the Great, died in exile in 1216. He spent his youth in England, maintained by the king, and did not return to Wales until after Llywelyn's death. When Dafydd ap Llywelyn was forced to come to terms with King Henry III of England in 1241, Gruffydd was given most of the lands formerly held by his father, paying homage to Henry for them. When Llywelyn the Last increased his power in Wales after 1255, Gruffydd continued to support the crown, and in 1257 he was again driven into exile.
In 1263 he agreed to transfer his allegiance to Llywelyn under threat of being stripped of his lands, and this was confirmed at the Treaty of Montgomery in 1267. In 1274 Gruffydd, his wife Hawise and his son Owain were all involved with Llywelyn's brother Dafydd ap Gruffydd in a plot to assassinate Llywelyn. Dafydd was with Llywelyn at the time, and it was arranged that Owain would come with armed men on February 2 to carry out the assassination; however he was prevented by a snowstorm. Llywelyn did not discover the full details of the plot until later that year, when Owain confessed to the Bishop of Bangor. He said that the intention had been to make Dafydd prince of Gwynedd, and that Dafydd would then reward Gruffydd with lands. When Llywelyn discovered the details of the plot he sent envoys to Welshpool to summon Gruffydd to appear before him, but Gruffydd fled to England.
He settled in Shrewsbury and used it as a base for raids on Llywelyn's lands, probably encouraged by the king. After the war of 1277, when Llywelyn was forced to cede his lands outside Gwynedd, Gruffydd was again given his lands back. He became embroiled in an increasingly bitter dispute with Llywelyn over lands in Arwystli. Llywelyn wanted the issue resolved by Welsh law while Gruffydd wanted English law used and was supported by King Edward I of England. Gruffydd supported King Edward in the final war of 1282 although by now he was an old man. There have been suggestions that his eldest son Owen may have been involved in the killing of Llywelyn at Cilmeri in December that year. At the end of the Welsh War of 1282-1283 the principality of Powys-Wenwynwyn was abolished and the family - now Marcher Lords - adopted the surname de la Pole meaning "of Poole" referring to their family seat in Poole (modern Welshpool).

Children of Griffith and Haywise
835......Margaret b abt 1253 d 11 May 1336
836......Llewellin b abt 1255 d aft 1289 m Maredudd GOCH
Owen b 1257 Wenwynwyn, Montgomeryshire d 1292

792 Gilbert II de GLANVILLE m unknown

Child of Gilbert and unknown
838......Gilbert III (aka Ralph) b bef 1280

793 John de WINGFIELD m D126 Anne PECCHE

Child of John and Anne
839......John b abt 1305 Wingfield d bef 1330

803 Ranulf de WARENNE m unknown

Child of Ranulf and unknown
840......William b 1165 Winchester d bef 1203

804 Ralph de MORTIMER m Gwladys Ddu ferch Llewelyn (b 1187 d 1251 Windsor)

Child of Ralph and Gwladys
841......Roger b 1231 Cwmaron Castle d 27 Oct 1282 Wigmore
842......Joan b 1232 d 1297 m Peter CORBET
Hugh Chelmarsh b 1235 d 1275
844......William b 1238 d 1284
845......Peter b 1240
847......John b 1246 d 1284

796 Grufydd ap LLEWELLYN m Senena ferch CARADOC
Note: Senena was the daughter of Caradoc ap THOMAS of Anglesey.

Gruffydd broke his neck attempting to escape out of the Tower of London in the time of King Henry the Third, and was interred at Conway.

Child of Gruffyd and Senena
848......Llewellyn b 1223 d 1282 Cilmeri

Banner of the personal arms of Llewellyn

Llewellyn was the last Prince of Wales before Wales was conquered by King Edward I. You can read about him here and you can see his statue and castle at Llandovery

849......Dafydd dob unknown d 1283
850......Katherine dob unknown m Iorwerth Vychan ap IORWERTH

797 Angharad ferch LLEWELLYN m Maelgwn Fychan ap Maelgwn ap RHYS

Child of Maelgwn and Angharad
851......Elen dob unknown

799 Elen ferch LLEWELLYN m m (a) John the Scot (Earl of Chester and 10th Earl of Huntingdon) (b) Robert II de QUINCY (Lord of WARE d 1257) bef 5 Dec 1237

Note: Robert II was a crusader

Child of Robert and Elen
852......Hawise b abt 1250 d 1295

810 Sir Radun de charun ROYDON m Lady Maud de MORLEY (b 1135 Wymondham d at Llan Arth, Monmouthshire)

.Child of Sir Radun and Lady Maud
853......Robert de MORLEY b abt 1160 Swanton Morley d abt 1219

812 William de MORTIMER
of Attleborough m unknown

Children of William and unknown
854......Robert b abt 1160 d 1217
855......Constantine b abt 1176

814 Bartholomew de MORTIMER of Attleborough b abt 1145 Attleborough d after 1195 m (a) unknown (b) Lucy de CLIFFORD (b abt 1149 Clifford Castle, Herefordshire d after 1195) 1195

Child of Bartholomew and unknown
856......Sined b abt 1200 Hereford d 1260

824 Richard de MOLYNEUX m Edith Boteler (b 1163 d 1185 Sefton

Child of Richard and Edith
857......Adam le Molyneux b 1148 d 1246 Sefton

825 Randle "Le Roter" de THORNTON m Amicia/Cicely de KINGSLEY

Children of Randle and Amicia
858......Margery de Brereton b 1181 Thornton
859......Allen de Thornton b 1192 Thornton d 1250
860....Randolph "le Roter" de Thornton b 1194 Thornton


827 John de HEDERSETE m Margery

Child of Sir John and Margery
861......Catherine de Hedersete b 1280 d 1343

829 William MAUDIT m Maud HANSLAPE abt 1092

Note: William was Lord of Porchester and Hanslope

Children of William and Maud
862......Bridget Maudit b 1098 Hanslope
863......Mathilda Maudit b 1126 Hanslope
864......Sybil Maudit b 1128 Hanslope
865......Alice Maudit b 1135 Hanslope
866......John Maudit b 1140 Somerford Maudit
867......William "Camerarius" Maudit b 1144 Hanslope d 1195

831 Matthew de GOURNAY m Rose FITZPHILLIP (b 1177)

Child of Matthew and Rose
868......William b bef 1200

832 Hugh VI de GOURNAY m (a) Matilda (b 1177) 1228 Wormegay (b) Lucy de BERKELEY (wid d 18 Jan 1234)

Child of Hugh and Matilda
869......Hugh VII b bef 1205
870......Juliane b 1231 Mapledurham d 1295 m William BARDOLF (b abt 1228 Wormegay d 1 Dec 1289

833 Anselme de GOURNAY m Eve FITZROBERT

Eve was the daughter of Robert FITZHARDING and Hawise de GOURNAY. Eve confirmed the gift of her mother of the advowson of Inglescome, in Somerset, to Bermondsey Priory. After the death of Anselme de Gurnay, she married Roger de Peauton (Pelton).

Child of Anselme and Eve
871......Robert b abt 1190 d 1268

The De La Pole coat of arms

835 Margaret De La POLE m Sir Fulke FITZWARIN 25 Feb 1277

Fulk Fitzwarin II is included in the stained glass window at St Laurence Church, Ludlow. was the heir presumptive to the Welsh principality of Powys Wenwynwyn until 1283 when it was abolished by the Parliament of Shrewsbury. He became the 1st Lord of Powis after the death of his father Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn c. 1287

Children of Fulke and Margaret
872......Haywise b 1276 m (a) Ralph de GOUSILLE (b) Sir Robert de HOO
873......Fulke dob unknown bur 6 Jun 1336 m Eleanor de BEAUCHAMP
874......William dob unknown

837 Owen Ap Griffith De La POLE m Joan CORBET (b abt 1253) abt 1274

Owen acceeded to the Princedom of Powys at Powys Castle on 16 May 1289.
Owen was born in England sometime after his father was driven into exile there in 1257 by Llywelyn ap Gruffudd the ruler of Kingdom of Gwynedd. In 1263 following the Treaty of Montgomery his father was restored to some of his lands in return for agreeing to pay homage to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd as Prince of Wales. However, good relations between Powys-Wenwynwyn and Gwynedd were short-lived as Owen and his father were soon implicated in an assassination attempt on the Prince of Wales in 1274. This led to Owen and his father fleeing to Shrewsbury where they both led border raids against the Principality of Wales on behalf of the English crown.
Following Llywelyn's defeat at the hands of Edward I of England in 1277 Owen returned to Wales alongside his father whose lands had been restored. They soon became embroiled in a border dispute with Llywelyn which was one of the catalysts for a renewed campaign by the princes of Gwynedd against English domination. In 1284 following the final defeat of Gwynedd and the death of Llywelyn and his brother Dafydd ap Gruffudd, the de la Pole family surrendered their princely pretentions, but received back their principality in "free barony" as the marcher lordship of Powys

Children of Owen and Joan
875......William b 1275 Kingston upon Hull bur Dec 1329
876....Hawise (aka Hawise Gadarn "the Hardy") b 25 Jul 1290 d 1353 m John de CHERLETON (Baron of Cherleton) 26 Jul 1307
877....Owen dob unknown
878....Lewis dob unknown d 1294 m Sibylla
879....Griffydd b abt 1293

838 Gilbert III (aka Ralph) de GLANVILLE m Eleanor de BRAOSE (b abt 1302 Stradbroke)

Child of Gilbert and Eleanor
880......Alianor b 1325 Stradbroke d 1375

839 Sir John de WINGFIELD m Elizabeth de HONEYPOT (b 1308 Honeypot Farm, Wingfield d bef 1330)

Note: Child of John and Elizabeth
881......John b abt 1325 Wingfield d 1358

840 William de WARENNE m Emma ( b abt 1170)

Child of William and Emma
882......William b 1195 Whitchurch

841 Roger MORTIMER (known as "The Second") m Matilda (Maud) de BRAOS

Matilda's effigy in New Radnor Church

See the Stafford and de Braos branch here
Note: Matilda was my 25 x great grandmother

1279 - "Lord Roger Mortimer the second held a round table at Kenilworth, of a kind which no one else had ever held before, at which time King Edward made the sons of the said Roger, that is Roger, William and Geoffrey, knights of London, from which city the said Roger, emblazoned in his armour, moved with 100 knights and as many ladies to Kenilworth and there for three days he held o tournement of a kind never before seen; on the fourth day he led his lion to Warwick, and returned unharmed with his escort; there he held a banquet for everyone with his own equipment, which is difficult to describe in detail."
- an entry in the Wigmore Chronicles translated by Paul M Remfry. A copy of his book "The Wigmore Chronicles 1066 to 1377" may be obtained here

Children of Roger and Matilda

883......Ralph b 1247 d 1274

1247 - " To Roger Mortimer the second was [born] a son, Ralph "
- an entry in the Wigmore Chronicles translated by Paul M Remfry. A copy of his book "The Wigmore Chronicles 1066 to 1377" may be obtained here

884......Edmund b 1252 d 1306 m Margaret FIENNES
885.......Isabella b 10 Aug 1248 d aft 1300
886.......Roger b 1255 d 1326 m Lucy le WAFRE (b 1255 d 1324)
887......Geoffrey b 1258 d aft 1282
888.......Isolda b 1259 d aft 1336 m Walter BALLON
889......William b 1260 d bef 1297 m Haywise MUSCEGROS
890.......Margaretta b 1262

843 Hugh Chelmarsh MORTIMER m Agatha FERRERS (b 1235 d 1306)

Children of Hugh and Agatha
891......Henry Chelmarsh b 1258 d 1317
892......John Chelmarsh b 1273 d 1274

851 Elen ferch Maelgwn Fychan ap RHYS m Owain ap MAREDUDD (d 1275)

Child of Owain and Elen
893......Llewellyn dob unknown d 1309

853 Robert de MORLEY m 400 Sined de MORTIMER (b 1200 Hereford d 1260)

After Robert died in 1219 Sined married again in the same year at Pembroke, Wales to Andrew PERROT and had two children: William b 1220 and Satrin b 1230

Children of Robert and Sined
894......Matthew b 1215 Swanton Morley d abt 1250
895......Joan b 1221 Swanton Morley d 1280

854 Robert de MORTIMER of Attleborough m Alice MONTCHESNEY (b 1162 d 1199)

Children of Robert and Alice
896......William b 1185 d 1245 m Matilda (b 1210 d 1236)
897......Robert b 1190 d 1219
898......Constantine b 1198
899......Gui b 1200 d 1217

857 Adam de MOLINEUX m Letitia de BRINLEY (b 1189 Brinley d 1210 Sefton) Sefton

Children of Adam and Letitia
900......Joan de Molineux b 1208 d 1270
901......William de Molineux b 1210 d 1270
902......Roger de Molineux b 1212
903......Henry de Molineux b 1216

859 Allen de THORNTON m (a) Anna (b) Alice BICKERSTAFF

Child of Allen and Alice
904......Margaret de Thornton b 1212 Thornton


867 William "Camerarius" MAUDIT m Isabella de Senlis

Note: William was Baron of Hanslope and Chamberlain of the Exchequer

Children of William and Isabella
905......Henry Maudit b 1130 Hanslope
906......Ralph Maudit b 1132 Hanslope
907......Matilda Maudit b 1140 Hanslope
908......Robert Maudit b 1170 Hanslope d Jan 1222 Warminster

868 William de GOURNAY m unknown

Child of William and unknown
909......John b abt 1225

869 Hugh VII de GOURNAY m Juliana de MELLO

Child of Hugh and Juliana
910......Anselme b abt 1225

875 William De La POLE m Elena ROTENHERING

Children of William and Elena
911......William b 1302 Linby, Nottinghamshire d 21 Jun 1366 bur Carthusian Priory, Hull
912......Richard b 1311 d 1 Aug 1345 London b Church of the Holy Trinity, Hull

913 Walter de NORWICH m 861 Catherine de HADERSETE

Child of Walter and Catherine
913......Margaret b 1306 d 1382

881 Sir John de WINGFIELD m 880 Alianore de GLANVILLE

Child of John and Alianore
914......Katherine b bef 1349 bur 1 Oct 1386 Kingston upon Hull

882 William de WARENNE m Maud (b 1198 d aft 1238)

Child of William and Maud
915......William b abt 1218 Whitchurch d bef 1260

894 Matthew de MORLEY m unknown abt 1239 Swanton Morley

Sir Matthew de Morley was a justice in Norfolk 1229 and onwards; and in 1232 collector of a subsidy in that county. He put in his claim to land in Morley for which a fine was levied in November 1234. In 1242-3 he was holding 2 knights' fees in Morley, Wicklewood and Barford, and 1 fee in Roydon. He was living in September 1250. [Complete Peerage IX:209-10]
In 1226 he [Matthew] was pardoned a forest fine which had been incurred by Bartholomew de Mortimer, his uncle, whose heir he was.
The origin of this family remains obscure. They held land in Morley, near Wymondham, Norfolk, and in Roydon (Reydon), on the north bank of the Waveney, the boundary between that county and Suffolk. That their name was possibly assumed after marriage with an heiress of Morley is suggested by an undated deed of Robert de Morle, son of Randulf de Charun and Maud (---), granting the rights of himself and his mother in certain land. Randulf de Charun figures in the account of the sheriff of Norfolk in 1159, and in 1166 held 3 knights' fees of Hubert de Rye in that county, 2 fees in Bucks, and one fee in Beds jointly with Richard FitzRalph and Osbert de Clinton. The family of Charun were early associated with Roydon. Odo de Charun, in the reign of the Conqueror, gave to the priory of Eye two-thirds of the tithes of Gislingham, Suffolk (about 5 miles south of Roydon), and of Roydon.

Children of Matthew and unknown
916......Robert b 1240 Mitford, Norfolk d 1287 Germany

917 Sir Walter FITZROBERT b abt 1205 Woodham Walter d bef 10 Apr 1258 m Ida LONGESPEE (of Wiltshire) abt 1240

Child os Walter and Ida
Robert b 1247

901 William de MOLYNEUX m 904Margaret de THORNTON (b 1212 d 1250)

Children of William and Margaret
919......Richard de Molyneux b 1232 Sefton d 1320 m Emma DONNE
920......Simon de Molyneux b 1235 Sefton
921......Joan de Molyneux b 1237 Sefton
922......Roger de Molyneux b 1237 Sefton d 1320
923......Robert de Molyneux b 1238 d 1320
924......Simon de Molyneux b 1238
925......William de Molyneux b 1231d 1285


927 Robert MAUDIT m (a) unknown (b) Isabella BASSET 1190 Hanslope

Note: Robert was Baron of Hanslope

Children of Robert and unknown
926......Thomas Maudit dob unknown d 1244 Warminster
927......Robert Maudit b 1186 Hanslope d 1221

Children of Robert and Isabella
928......Isabel Maudit b 1190 Hanslope
929......William Maudit b 1196 Hanslope
Note: William was Baron of Hanslope and Hartley and Chamberlain of the Exchequer
930......Mary Maudit b 1197 Hanslope

909 John de GOURNAY m unknown

Child of John and unknown
931......William b abt 1250

910 Anselme de GOURNAY m Eve FITZROBERT

Child of Anselme and Eve
932......Robert b abt 1225 d 1291

911 William de WARENNE m Clemence (b abt 1220)

Child of William and Clemence
933......Alinore (Eleanor) b 1250 Whitchurch d 1306 m Robert Le STRANGE (1st Baron of Charleton and Wrockwardine b abt 1232 d 12 Oct 1278) 1250 Whitchurch
See Robert's ancestors here

916 Robert de MORLEY m unknown 1264 Swanton Morley

Robert de Morley was son and heir of Sir Matthew de Morley. He made a grant of land in Roydon circa 1250. In August 1254 he obtained a grant of free warren in his demesne lands at Roydon and Morley; as the charter is dated at Bordeaux, he was probably serving in Gascony at the time. He served the office of coroner. It was probably the same Robert who was a surety in 1276, and commissioner of gaol delivery in 1279, 1287 and 1288. He died and was buried in Prussia, his heart being brought back to Roydon.

Child of Robert and unknown
933......William b 1265 Roydon d 31 Dec 1302 Wymondham

918 Robert FITZWALTER m Alice

Child of Robert and Alice
934......Christina b abt 1270


927 Robert MAUDIT m Beatrice de MURDOC abt 1220

Child of Robert and Beatrice
935......Robert Maudit b abt 1221

931 William de GOURNAY m Katherine BACONSTHORPE

Child of John and Katherine
936......John b abt 1277

932 Robert de GOURNAY m unknown

Child of Robert and Unknown
937......Anselme b abt 1225 d 1291

911 Sir William De La POLE m 913 Margaret de NORWICH

:Sir William and his brother Sir Richard de la Pole were merchants at Hull by 1317, importing Gascon wines. From 1317, they were deputies of the Royal Chief Butler. From 1321, they were collectors of customs and chamberlains of the town. With the accession of Edward III (then under the tutelage of Roger Mortimer and Queen Isabella), war with Scotland was resumed. They loaned the pair large sums of money in 1327, and in return Richard received the appointment of Chief Butler of England. When the Bardi, Edward's Florentine bankers were unable to lend the king money to pay his troops, the Pole brothers did so. They were owed £13,482 by February 1329.

they did not lose power with Mortimer's fall, but their wealth meant they could not be totally excluded from the government of Edward III. Richard continued to attend court at a time when Mortimer's supporters were absent. In July 1331, the brothers divided their assets. Richard was again Chief Butler of England from 1333 to 1338. He was an alderman of London from 1330 to 1340 (when he was knighted), but died in 1345. His son William is principally known as a Northamptonshire landowner. In 1331 Sir William persuaded the king to make Hull into an autonomous borough, instead of having a royal warden. On the death of the last warden in 1333, the brothers took over the royal property there and Sir William became Mayor of Hull, a post which he filled for the next 4 years. He also represented the city of Hull in five sessions of Parliament (March 1332, September 1334, May 1335, September 1336, and February 1338).

He continued financing Edward's Scottish wars but also bought much property in Yorkshire and Durham. His trading activities included the large scale export of wool to Dortrecht, but he and his partners abused the right of compulsory purchase that they were granted, smuggling wool, and thus ruined the financing of the king's campaigns in the Netherlands in 1338?40.

As a result of this, he and his associates were arrested after the king's return in November 1340, and deprived of the property. However, he was released in May 1342 and the proceedings were quashed, probably because the king needed his help financially. He organised a new company, which managed the Customs and lent vast sums to the king, also buying up royal debts at a large discount. He withdrew from the company in 1345. The company continued, and financed the Crecy campaign and the Siege of Calais, but were ruined as a result of the Black Death. He escaped liability for the debts of the now bankrupt company. However, the prosecution of 1341 was revived, and Sir William only escaped by renouncing all debts due from the crown. This, however, still left him a wealthy man. He died in May 1366, five months after his son Michael was summoned to Parliament as a peer

Children of Sir William and Margaret
938......Margaret b 1321 d 1366
939......Michael b aft 1330 d 1389
940......Edmund b aft 1337 d 1419
941......Walter b aft 1337 d 1419
942......Thomas dob unknown d 24 Nov 1361m Margaret de NORWICH
Blanche b 1328 d 1378
944......Catherine b abt 1341 m Anthony DICKINSON (b 1350 d 1396)
945......Isabel dob unknown m Robert BRADESTON abt 1353

933 William, First Baron de MORLEY m (a) Isabel de MOHAUT (b 1272 Castle Rising d 1290 Probengland) 1 Oct 1290 Swanton Morley (b) Cicely

Note: Isabel was the daughter of Robert de MOHAUT and Jean de MOWBRAY

William was appointed in 1288, during the King's pleasure, to the custody of the lands in East Anglia of John d'Auvillers, deceased. In October 1294 he took part in the abortive expedition to Gascony in the company of Roger de Mohaut (de Monte Alto) under the Earl of Richmond, and served there again in the campaigns of 1295 and 1296. In 1297 he was summoned to a military council at Rochester on 8 September, and in November he went North in the company of Ralph de Monthermer, Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, to drive back the Scots, who had devastated the border counties after Wallace's victory at Stirling. He was summoned to Parliament from 29 December 1299 to 3 November 1306, by writs directed Willelmo de Morle, whereby he became LORD MORLEY.
He married, firstly, Isabel, sister and heir of Robert DE MOHAUT (LORD MOHAUT] (died 1329), brother and heir of Roger Mohaut. He married, Secondly, before October 1295, Cicely, whose parentage is not known. He died probably before the end of 1302, and was buried in Roydon church. His widow Cicely was living in 1316.

Children of William and Isabel
946......Robert b 1290 Swanton Morley d 23 Mar 1359 Bourogne, Marne, France
947......Thomas dob unknown

934 Christina FITZWALTER m John MARSHALL

Child of John and Christina
948......Hawise b 1297

923 Robert de MOLYNEUX b 1238 Crosby Lancashire m Beatrix

Child of Robert and Beatrix
949......Vincent de Molyneux b 1268 Sefton, Lancs


935 Robert MAUDIT m Alice GREYSTOKE

Children of Robert and Alice
950......John Maudit b 1250 Somerford Maudit d 1302
951......Robert Maudit b 1252 Somerford Maudit d 1288

936 John de GOURNAY m Jane LEXHAM (b 1280)

Child of John and Jane
952......John b abt 1300

937 Anselme II de GOURNAY m unknown

Child of Robert and Unknown
953......John b abt 1247 d 1291

938 Margaret De La POLE m Sir Robert De NEVILLE 1344 Hornby, Lancs

Children of Robert and Margaret
954...... Thomas dob unknown
955......Joan dob unknown
956......Margaret dob unknown

940 Sir Edmund De La POLE (Captain of Calais) m (a) Elizabeth de HAUDIO (b) Matilda LOVET (d 1393)

Children of Edmund and Elizabeth
957......Elizabeth b 14 Jul 1362 d 14 Dec 1403 m Ingleram de BRUYN
958......Catherine b abt 1370 d 16 Feb 1430 m Robert JAMES (b 1375) abt 1400

Child of Edmund and Matilda
Walter b 1371 Stanton, Cambs d 1444

943 Blanche De La POLE m Richard SCROPE (1st Baron of Bolton)

Children of Richard and Blanche
960......Roger b 1348 Bolton d 3 Dec 1403 Bolton
Note: Roger became 2nd Baron Scrope of Bolton
961......William b 1351 d Jul 1399 Bristol Castle, beheaded without trial

William became a Knight of the Garter. First mentioned while accompanying a company of 'The Teutonic Knights' of Prussia against 'The Infidels' of Lithuania. He then moved on to Venice, where he served with the Duke of Duras in the Genoese assault on that city. He served in France with John of Gaunt 1369-73. He was created Seneschal of Aquitaine in 1383 and then Governor of Cherbourg. He committed some crime against the Bishop of Durham. The King ordered him to offer a jewel to the Bishop, which should be of a value of more than £500. He became Vice-Chamberlain of the Royal Household, became King of The Isle of Man (purchased from the Earl of Salisbury by his father). He was granted the Castle town of Marlboro in Wiltshire. He was created Earl of Wiltshire in 1397. In 1398 he became Lord High Treasurer of England. William took a prominent part in repealing the patent granted to the Duke of Hereford, John of Gaunt's son, securing his succession to his fathers titles, money and holdings, should his father die while he was still in exile. The Earl of Wilts, Sir John Bussy, Sir Henry Grene and Sir William Bagot were charged with the defense of the realm when Hereford invaded England in 1399. Shakespeare commented that 'The Earl of Wilts hath the Realm in Farm'. The Earl of Wiltshire, Bussy and Grene took shelter in the city of Bristol, when their adherents deserted them. All three were surrendered by the populace, to the Duke of Hereford, who had them beheaded on the spot, without benefit of a trial. Following Hereford's accession to the throne as Henry IV, he had these sentences confirmed by parliament, they were attainted and all their possessions and titles were forfeit to the crown. In 1398 Ambassador to treat for peace with Robert, King of Scotland, and in 1399 was made Lord Treasurer of England. The following year Richard II appointed him one of the three Guardians of the Realm during the King's absence in Ireland. The Queen Isabel, then only eleven years of age, was placed under his care at Wallingford Castle. After his death, defeated by Henry of Bolingbroke and beheaded without trial, his head was sent in a white basket to London and placed on London Bridge. After the accession of Henry IV, it was delivered to his widow.

962......Stephen b abt 1352 Bentley, Yorks. d 10 Sep 1405 Castledermot, Ireland bur in Richmond, Yorks.

Sir Stephen was charged with imprisoning the Earl of Warwick on the Isle of Man. In 1401 he accompanied Thomas of Lancaster, the King's son, to Ireland as his deputy. It is said that his wife, having heard the complaints made about him whilst he was Justice of Munster, Leinster and Uriell, his maladministration of justice, 'except that he would make a solemn oath on The Bible, that willingly he would wrong no 'Christian creature' in that land, that truly and duly, see payment made for all expenses. She finally did consent to go with him. Thomas of Lancaster gives him a glowing reference in a letter written from Drogheda on 18 th Feb 1401. Scrope himself wrote at about the same time, asking for the monies owed to him, if not for 'A Grant of The Isle of Man, forfeited by my brother'. He died in Ireland in 1408. Millicent, his widow, married Sir John Fastolph (Falstaff in Shakespeare). Millicent's son Stephen became Fastolph's ward. Fastolph enjoyed Stephen's inheritance for 51 years before he finally died.

963......Richard b abt 1356 Wensleydale

946 Sir Robert, Baron de MORLEY m (a) 948 Haywise MARSHALL (b 1303 Henham d 1327) 1316 Swanton Morley (b) Joan de TYES (b 1320 Norfolk d 24 Dec 1358) Sep 1334 (aged 14)

See the SAUVEUR branch here

Sir Robert was Marshal of Ireland from July 1324; he fought at sea Battle of Sluys in the lead ship 1340 and fought at Crecy 1346.
In 1316 he became lord of Morley, Norfolk, and in the same year obtained livery of his wife's lands, having done fealty; in 1317 and later years he was summoned for military service against the Scots. He was summoned to Parliament from 20 November 1317 to 15 December 1357, and in 1317 was called one of the "major barons."
In 1321 he was requested to appease disturbances, and was ordered not to attend the meeting at Doncaster of the "Good Peers" summoned by Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. In the foIlowing spring he was ordered to raise men for the King and come to the muster at Coventry; and probably fought at Boroughbridge, his arms being on the roll. In July 1322 he took part in the King's unsuccessful campaign in Scotland.
He was styled a knight in 1324. In May 1324 he was summoned to a Great Council of Magnatcs, and in August and December was summoned for military service in Gascony, and to a colloquium of the magnates and clergy upon the King's proposed expedition there. In July 1324 order was made to put him in possession of the Marshalsy of Ireland. On 26 October 1326 he was a member of the Council at Bristol which elected Prince Edward custos of the kingdom, upon the flight of Edward II.
In 1327 he was summoned for service against the Scots; and from that year onwards was on a number of commissions in Norfolk to make arrests, inquiries, oyer and terminer, &c. In 1330, as "cosyn" and heir of Robert de Mohaut, he asked for an inquiry as to the fees Mohaut had held. On 16 June 1331 he held a tournament at Stepney, and with twenty-four others defended himself against all comers.
In 1332 he was ordered to choose archers in Norfolk; next year, he served in Scotland, where he fought at Halidon Hill, 19 July 1333, and apparently was employed until the middle of 1335. In June 1335 he gave a quitclaim of the Mohaut inheritance to Queen Isabel, the manor of Framsden being granted to him out of it.
In August 1335 he was about to go on a pilgrimage to Santiago; but it is unlikely that he went, because he was summoned to a Council in London, probably on Scottish affairs, which then and in the following year --- when he was summoned again --- caused apprehension. Attacks by French and Scottish vessels were anticipated, and in May 1336 Morley was a commissioner to guard the coast of Norfolk. In January 1336/7 he was in Scotland again, but in July 1338 he was back in Norfolk, guarding the coast. On 18 February 1338/9 he was appointed captain and admiral of the fleet of all the ships of Great Yarmouth and all other ports from Thames' mouth northwards. In 1339 he sailed with the fleet to Normandy and burnt many ports. On 24 June 1340 his ship led the attack on the French fleet at Sluys, which was overwhelmed, and many English ships were recaptured from the enemy.
In November 1341 he was setting out for service in Brittany. In January 1342/3 he was ordered to be at Portsmouth, with 20 men, to sail for France on 1 March.
On 18 June 1345 protection was granted to Robert de Morley, chivaler, going abroad with Hugh Despenser, in the Earl of Northampton's expedition to Brittany. He had a similar protection, 7 July 1346, on joining Edward III's summer campaign in France; and on 26 August took part in the victory of Crecy as one of the bannerets of the King's division, continuing to serve in France with 30 men, himself, as banneret, 5 knights, 9 esquires and 15 archers. When the King began the siege of Calais, he brought round his fleet and blockaded the port so that no relief could come to the town from the sea. He was present at the tournament at Lichfield, 9 April 1347. He fought under the Earl of Lancaster in the naval action off Winchelsea, 29 August 1350. In 1351 he was again guarding the Norfolk coast; and, in 1354 was a justice in'the same county under the Labourers' Act. In August of that year he was one of the peers who (as such) appointed proxies to give their consent to the informal submission to the Pope of the articles of peace between England and France. In 1355 he was appointed Constable of the Tower, and held this office till his death.
He married, 1stly, in or before 1316, Hawise, sister and coheir of John MARSHALL [LORD MARSHAL], of Hingham, Norfolk,and daughter of William MARSHAL, [1st Lord Marshal], by Christian, daughter of Robert [FitzWalter], 1st Lord FitzWalter, hereditary Marshal of Ireland, who, as Robert's feudal superior [of the Barony of Rye], had been his guardian. She, who on the death of her sister Denise s.p., 14 September 1316, became, according to modern doctrine, Baroness Marshal, may have died before 1327.
He married, secondly, by September 1334, Joan de TYES was daughter of Sir Piers de Tyes (j). She died 24 December 1358. He died 23 March 1359/60, in Burgundy.(j) His lands lay in Norfolk, Lincs, Essex, Herts, Northants, and Bucks. Knighton, vol ii, p. 112, says that he and a son of his both died the same year. Possibly this was his son Henry, who is not heard of again after the mention of him in the post mortem enquiry on his father, where he is said to be heir to his brother Thomas.

963......William de Morley b 24 Jun 1319 d 30 Apr 1379
964......Thomas de Morley b 1321 Swanton Morley d 1344
965......Henry de Morley b 1323 d 1360
966......Cicily de Morley b 1325 Swanton Morley
967......John de Morley b 1334 Raglan, Mon d 1400 Llansaint, Mon
968......Henry de Morley b 1344
969......John de Morley b 1354

Child of Robert and Joan
970......John de Morley b 1354 Ragan Mon d Apr 1379 Llansaint-Freed, Mon
Note: John later became Sir John

949 Vincent MOLYNEUX (b 1268 d 1335) m Isabella DUGALE (b 1269) abt 1286

Vincent was the son of Baron Roger and Alice Moels of Cadbury and Maperton. Roger was the third baron Moeld.
Child of Vincent and Isabella
971.....John Molyneux b 1288 d 1362 Cambridge Castle


950 John MAUDIT m Margaret PUGEYS

Children of John and Margaret
972......Egidia Gille Maudit b abt 1308 d 21 Jan 1367 Stoke Pogis

952 John de GOURNAY m unknown

Child of John and unknown
973......Edmund b abt 1325

953 John de GOURNAY m Oliva LOVELL

Child of John and Oliva
974......Elizabeth b abt 1272 m John Ap ADAM of Beaverstone (b 1270)

963 William, Lord MORLEY m Ciceley BARDOLF (b 1324 Spixworth d 23 Nov 1386 Norwich) 1345 Wormegay

William, Lord Morley succeeded to the Barony of Marshal on his mother's death, and in July 1341 he had livery of her lands, having proved his age and done homage. In 1354 he was styled chivaler. He was serving in Gascony in October 1554, in the company of Robert de Ufford, Earl of Suffolk; and took part in the expedition of Prince Edward to Carcassonne and Narbonne in 1355. He was summoned, 25 March 136o/1, to a Council at Westminster upon the state of Ireland, where absentees drew the profit of their estates and did nothing for their defence. In November 1363? he went overseas on a pilgrimage. He was summoned to Parliament from 4 December 1364 to 16 February 1378/9. In March 1370 he was prepared to lead 20 men-at-arms overseas in the retinue of the King, and was joint commissioner with Hugh Fastolf to commandeer ships for the King's next viage de guerre.
Ciceley was the daughter of Thomas

William was forbear to a number of famous people, viz:
8th Great-grandfather of Stephen Hopkins, signed the Mayflower Compact
10th Great-grandfather of Robert Treat Paine, signed the Declaration of Independence
14th Great-grandfather of Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States
16th Great-grandfather of Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States, and of me, Richard Green
18th Great-grandfather of Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister of England,
19th Great-grandfather of Diana Frances (Lady) Spencer
20th Great-grandfather of Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor, future King of England

Children of William and Ciceley
975......Thomas b 1340 Swanton Morley d 24 Sep 1416 Nord Pas de Calais, France
976......Peter Perkins b 1346 Swanton Morley d 24 Sep 1416 Nord Pas de Calais, France
977......Richard b 1350 Swanton Morley d 24 Sep 1416 Nord Pas de Calais, France m Margaret de WINNINGTON (b 1350 Swanton Morley) 1365 Swanton Morley
Note: Margaret was the daughter of Gilberto de WINNINGTON and Catherine LAWRENCE
978......John b 1354 Swanton Morley d 1379 Monmouthshire
979......Agatha b 1358 Swanton Morley

971 John MOLYNEUX (b 1268 d 1301) m 972 Egidia Gille MAUDIT

Note: Egidia was a Baroness

Child of John and Egidia
980......William b 1331 d 14 Feb 1381 Stoke, Bucks


973 Edmund GURNEY m Katherine WAUNCY

Edmund was a lawyer of some eminence and was the equivalent of being Recorder of Norwich. .

Child of John and Katherine
981......Joan b abt 1354
982......John dob unknown


975 Thomas, Baron de MORLEY m Joan de GOURNAY (b 1354) 1374 d 2 Dec 1384 bur White Friars Church, Norwich

Note: Joan was the daughter of Edmund GOURNAY (b 1325 d 1387) and Katherine WAUNCY (b 1341)

Child of Thomas and Joan
983....Thomas dob uncertain.
Note: Thomas was the next Baron of Morley and thus must have been the elder brother of 984 Robert
984.......Robert b 1373 Roydon d 1403 bur Augustine White Friars Church,Norwich

980 William de MOLINES m (a) Margery BACON 12 Mar 1352 Baconthorpe, Norfolk (b) Anne WHALESBOROUGH (Wid d 28 Feb 1468 Stoke Poges) Apr 1412

See Margery's ancestors here

Children of William and Margery
985......Richard b 1353 d 14 Dec 1384 Stoke Poges, Bucks
986......William b 1362 London
987......Isabel b 1374 Stoke Poges d 1409 Norfolk

939 Lord Michael de la POLE (b 1331 Hull d 5 Sep 1389 Paris) m 914 Katherine de WINGFIELD (b 1335 Wingfield Suffolk d 10 Oct 1386) 18 Oct 1361

Michael became 1st Earl of Suffolk 6 Aug 1385.
By charter dated 18 February 1378 Michael founded in his messuage, outside the walls of Kingston-upon-Hull, a religious house for thirteen monks of the Carthusian order, to the honour of God, and St. Thomas the Martyr, sometime Archbishop of Canterbury, and other saints of God, which house he desired should be called the house of St. Michael of the Carthusian order. With assent of the prior of the Great Charterhouse, he appointed Walter de Kele prior of his house, which he endowed with the messuage aforesaid, containing 7 acres of land, lately parcel of the manor of Myton, and called the
Maison Dieu, together with a chapel and other buildings erected there for their habitation, and also the advowson of the church of Foston, the manor of Sculcoates, etc. The monks were enjoined to pray for King Richard, for Katherine the founder's mother, and Katherine his wife, Edmund his brother, and Michael his son and heir, Alexander Nevill, Archbishop of York, and a large number of other distinguished persons separately named.

He had free-warren in Gresthorpe. Michael was settled the manor of Gresthorpe, with rents of assize, and seven bovats of land in North Clifton, on Michael de la Pole, his son, and Katherin his wife. A jury found that Katherine, who had been wife of Michael de la Pole, earl of Suffolk, when she died, "held the manor of Gresthorpe, with the appurtenances in Gresthorp, Sutton, Normanton, and North Clifton; and that Katherine, Elizabeth and Isabell, daughters of Michael de la Pole, son of the said earl, and the said Katherine, were her cousins and heirs." Sir Michael de la Poole, Knt. chancellor of England, now created Earl of Suffolk, and to the heirs male of his body, 20l. per annum out of the profits of Suffolk county, and 500l. yearly out of the hereditaments of William Ufford, late Earl of Suffolk, for which the following manors were conveyed to the said Earl, and confirmed to him by the King's girding him with a sword, Burgh, Cawston, Baketon, and Costesey, with knights fees in Blickling, Bawdeswell, Hethill, Stanfield, &c. in Norfolk, castle, town, manor, and honour of Eye, the hundreds of Hertesmere and Stowe, the manors of Combs, Haughley, Trendon, Lowestoft, and Lothinglond hundred in Suffolk, and Gestingthorp in Essex, of which he died seized in 1415.

Children of Michael and Catherine
988......Michael b 18 Oct 1361 Wingfield d 8 Apr 1415 Harfleur, Normandy
Note: Lord Michael (2nd Earl of Suffolk) died of dysentry during the seige of Harfleur
989......Thomas b 1363 Yorkshire d 1415 Harfleur, Normandy
990......William b 1365 Yorkshire d 1390
991......Richard b 1367 Yorkshire d 1402
992......Margaret b 1371 Yorkshire
993......Elizabeth dob unknown
994......John dob unknown d 1415 bur Wingfield Church
Note: John became Canon of York
995......Anne b abt 1378 m (a) Gerard LISLE (b) Robert THORLEY
Walter dob unknown

997 Hugh de STAFFORD (b 1285 d 16 Oct 1386 Stone) m Phillipe BEAUCHAMP (b 3 Apr 1335 Warwick d 6 Aug 1386 Stone) 1367

Children of Hugh and Phillipe
998......Katherine b 1366 Stafford d 8 Apr 1419 Wingfield Suffolk
999......Ralph b 1368 Stafford d 1385
1000....Thomas b 1370 Stafford d 1392 Westminster
1001....William b 1372 Stafford d 1395 Pleshey, Essex
1002....Joane b 1375 Stafford d 1386 Stafford
1003....Margaret b 9 Jun 1376 Stafford d 9 Jun 1396 Brancepath Castle, Durham
1004....Humphrey b 1376 Tunbridge, Staffordshire
1005....Edmund b 2 Mar 1377 Stafford d 22 Jul 1403 Shrewsbury


984 Robert MORLEY m 438 Isabel MOLINES (b 1374 Arundel d 1409) 1394 Arundel

Children of Robert and Isabel
1006......William b 1390 Rackheath d 1416
1007......Thomas b 24 Sep 1393 Arundel d 6 Dec 1435 Hingham,
1008....Margery b 1416 d 1503

988 Michael de la POLE, Earl of Suffolk m 998 Katherine STAFFORD (b 1366 Stafford d 8 Apr 1419 Wingfield Suffolk) 13 Apr 1383

His father fled abroad before being appealed of treason during the Merciless Parliament in 1388, and forfeited the title of Earl of Suffolk and the family estates. Over the next decade, Michael made vigorous attempts to recover these lands, and obtained most of them piecemeal between 1389 and 1392, following his father's death. However, his close association with the Lords Appellant, particularly the Earl of Warwick and the Duke of Gloucester prejudiced Richard II against him.

Sir Michael, obtained the annulment of the judgment against his father ; andupon the accession of King Henry IV. was fully restored tothe castle, manor, and honour of Eye, with the other lands ofthe late lord, as also to the Earldom of Suffolk, with areversionary proviso, that those lands and honours should, indefault of his male issue, devolve upon the male heir of hisdeceased father.
While he obeyed the summons of the Duke of York to defend the kingdom against Henry Bolingbroke in July 1399, he did not object to the disbandment of York's army and consented to the deposition of Richard II. While the first Parliament of Henry IV technically upheld the forfeitures of the Merciless Parliament, his estates and title were immediately restored by Henry IV for his support. However, he would spend the remainder of his life trying to obtain possession of the remaining estates which had not been restored.

He played a relatively small role in national politics, although he regularly attended Parliament. He took part in the campaign in Scotland in 1400, naval operations around 1405, and was the senior English diplomat at the Council of Pisa. Suffolk was also a lieutenant of the Duke of Clarence during his campaign of 1412 - 1413. However, most of his energies were spent on re-establishing de la Pole influence in East Anglia. He was a justice of the peace in Norfolk and Suffolk from 1399, and assembled a considerable following among the local gentry. He completed his father's building plans at Wingfield, Suffolk and enlarged the local church.Suffolk brought 40 men-at-arms and 120 archers with him on the 1415 campaign of Henry V. He died of dysentery before the battle of Harfleur on 14 September, 1415 , and was succeeded by his eldest son Michael, who was also present there.

Children of Michael and Catherine
1009......Michael b 1394 d 25 Oct 1415 Agincourt

Michael m Lady Elizabeth MOWBRAY (Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas, Earl Marshal and widow of Nicholas, Lord Audley) Michael who was 3rd Earl of Suffolk, lost his life within a month of his accessionto the title, at the battle of Agincourt 25 October. 1415. At the decease of his lordship the Barony of De la Pole and the Earldom of Suffolk devolved on his brother 40 William

1010......William b 16 Oct 1396 Cotton, Suffolk d 2 May 1450 Dover

William became the Marquis and Earl of Suffolk and chief minister of Henry VI and the favourite of Margaret of Anjou.He served in the French wars, and contributed in 1424 to the defeat of the French and Scots at Verneuil. After the death of the Earl of Salisbury at the siege of Orleans (Nov. 1428) the Earl of Suffolk was charged with the conduct of the siege; but all his efforts were defeated by the memorable intervention of Joan of Arc. He retreated and was pursued by the Maid to Jergeaux, which place she took by storm, and Suffolk was made prisoner.

He soon recovered his liberty and assisted at the coronation of Henry VI in the cathedral of Notre Dame, at Paris, in 1431. Admitted to the king's council, and created Knight of the Garter, he negotiated in 1444 the truce with France and the king's marriage with Margaret of Anjou, stood proxy for Henry at the marriage ceremony in France, and escorted the bride to England. He was then created Marquis of Suffolk, received the thanks of parliament for his services in negotiating the truce, enjoyed the favour of the queen, and was virtually first minister.

After the murder of Humphrey, the good Duke of Gloucester, popular suspicion attached itself to Suffolk as an accomplice; and his unpopularity was increased by the surrender of Anjou and Maine to France, according to the treaty which he had concluded. He received meanwhile the earldom of Pembroke, was appointed Lord Chamberlain, and Lord High Admiral of England, and in 1448 was created Duke of Suffolk. The popular feeling vented itself in insurrections in 1450, and Suffolk, impeached by the Commons committed to the Tower, was sentenced, without trial, to five years' banishment.

He took an oath, before the gentry of Suffolk, that he was innocent of the crimes laid to his charge, and then embarked at Ipswich. But he was overtaken at sea by a vessel belonging to the Duke of Exeter, Constable of the Tower, was by his order beheaded, and his body was laid on the sands at Dover (May, 1450). It was removed thence by the king's direction and given up to the duchess, who buried it at Wingfield, in Suffolk. The Duchess of Suffolk was daughter of Thomas Chaucer, Speaker of the House of Commons, and granddaughter of the great poet. William de la Pole was succeeded by his only son, John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk

1011......Elizabeth b1406
1012......Alexander dob unknown d 1429 at Battle of Jargeau
1013......John b 1400 d 1429 as a prisoner in France
1014.....Thomas b 1408 Cotton d 1433 as a hostage in France m Anne CHEYNE 1428
1015......Katherine b 1411 m Miles STAPLETON abt 1435
1016......Elizabeth b 1412 m Edward BURNELL
Isabel b 1395 Cotton d 1466

989 Sir Thomas De La POLE m Ann CHENEY

Child of Thomas and Ann
1018......Margaret dob unknown
1019......Katherine b 1426 d 13 Oct 1488


Joint arms of the De La Pole and Mowbray families in Wingfield Church

Photo by Jenny Ball, my sister

1009 Michael de la POLE m Elizabeth MOWBRAY bef 24 Nov 1403

Children of Michael and Elizabeth
1020......Jane dob unknown

"Jane was badly burnt as a child and was badly disfigured. Her parents were so ashamed of her that they put her in a nunnery, but she came out of the place and went to her grandmother Katherine, who told people that she was her god child and a poor gentlewoman's child and arranged a marriage to an honest rich yeoman's son, William. William and Jane together had issue: that is to say Thomas the first son, William the second son, and John and a daughter. This Thomas died and all his issue. This William, the second son, married an honest man's daughter, whose name was Alice Gryse. This William and Alice together had issue, that is to say, John, Margaret, and Agnes, all of which were living in 1490 and had lawful issue".

From "Napiers history of Ewelme and Swyncombe"

1021......Catherine b 6 May 1410
Note: Catherine became a nun at Bruisyard
1022......Elizabeth b 22 Jul 1411
1023......Isabel b 4 Jun 1415

1010 William de la POLE m Alice CHAUCER 11 Nov 1430

Alice was the daughter of Thomas CHAUCER and Maud de Burghersh.

William was 1st Duke of Suffolk and a Knight of the Garter. He married (a) Duchess Jacqueline of Hainault, which was, however, soon annulled owing to the ambitious projects of Jacqueline's guardians. When he met the widow Alice, grand-daughter of Geoffrey CHAUCER, then in her prime, he was ready to contract a mature and lasting union. Suffolk succeeded the Earl of Salisbury after his death as Commander-in-chief to the English forces in France. He was for a time a prisoner in the French hands, and is said to have knighted his captor so that he should not fall into the hands of a " common man ". William inherited the title of Earl of Suffolk after his elder brother Michael's death at Agincourt.

After William's marriage with Alice, he was honoured by being chosen to go to France to negotiate for the young King Henry VI's marriage to Margaret of Anjou and it was this which doubtless gave rise to the cruel and unfounded slander that he became Margaret's lover (Shakespeare perpetuated this slander in his play Henry VI Part I Act I Scene 3 in the well known words " she's beautiful and therefore to be wooed - she is a woman and therefore to be won! "

For this service as ambassador for the royal marriage William de la Pole was created first Marquis and then Duke of Suffolk, and remained high in the King's favour for some years being appointed Lord Chancellor of the Realm, while Alice was close in attendance to Queen Margaret, being a highly honoured lady-in-waiting. When not engaged at court or on official functions, the Suffolk pair lived a good deal at Ewelme Manor, and the chronicle says " Suffolk, from love of his wife and the commodity of her lands, fell much to dwell in Oxfordshire and Berkshire where her lands lay ".

In 1437 the Duke and Duchess founded the Almshouses or "God's Houseî"at Ewelme, as well as the school, and they rebuilt the church about the same time on the site of an older edifice. They also enlarged and improved the Manor and its grounds and built a large dairy, one wall of which still remains standing. One can imagine the natural pride they must have felt in surveying the progress of the model village they had created. Some of their retainers from Wingfield in Suffolk followed them to Ewelme as is betokened by the various families of Winfield residing in Ewelme to this day, who still preserve their East Anglian type. Ewelme Manor is thus described at this date: "The inner part of the house is set within a fair moat and is builded richly of brick and stone. The hall of it is fair and hath great bars of iron athwart it instead of crossbeams. The parlour is exceedingly fair and lightsome and so be all the lodgings there. There is a right fair park to the Manor ".

He was a knight of the Garter and served for 24 years in the wars. In command at the victory of Verneuil, and at the siege of Orleans. He was aken prisoner by Joan of Arc. Assassinated 1450, murdered in an open boat and his head was cut off and thrown on the beach. It was at Ewelme Manor that William and Alice's only child was born after nearly ten years of marriage - John de la Pole - who was destined after his father's fall to retrieve for a time the family fortunes, through his marriage with the new King Edward IV's sister, Elizabeth Plantagenet.

Child of William and Alice
1024......John b 27 Sep 1442 d 29 Oct 1491 bur Wingfield Church

996 Walter de la POLE m Elizabeth BRADESTON (b abt 1373 d 1429

Child of Walter and Elizabeth
1025......Margaret dob unknown d 1426 m Thomas INGOLDSTHORPE (b 1401 d 1422)

1019 Katherine de la POLE m (a) Sir Miles STAPLETON (b 1408 d 1466) (b) Richard HARCOURT (b 1416 d 1488)

Note: Miles was the son of Brian STAPLETON (b 1379 d 1438) and Cecily BARDOLF (b abt 1395)

Child of Miles and Katherine
1026......Joan b 1444 m Sir Christopher HARCOURT
Note: Sir Christopher was the son of Katherine's second husband, Richard and thus her step brother

Child of Richard and Katherine
1027......William dob unknown d 1532

1007 Thomas MORLEY m 1017 Isabel de la POLE 5 Feb 1403

Thomas was the 5th Baron Morley.He took part in the sieges of Rouen in 1418, in Melun in 1420 and Meux 1421-1422, and was present at the Battle of Agincourt, where he served as a Commander under the indenture of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. He was present at the death of King Henry V and bore one of the banners at his funeral rites. He was a member of Parliament from July 15, 1427 to July 5, 1435. In 1430, he went to France in the retinue of the King.

Children of Thomas and Isabel
1028......Anne b 1413 Arundel d 1471 Fenwick, Northumberland m John, 9th Lord HASTINGS 21 Apr 1434
1029......Elizabeth b 1414 Arundel d 1447 Arundel m Sir John ARUNDEL VII 1445

John was the son of Thomas Arundel who was about 14 years of age at his father's death, in ward to John, Lord Dynham, (John was the First Lord Dynham of Cardynham and Lord Treasurer of England.) Thomas married Katherine, sister of the above. They were both the children of Sir John Dynham, Knight and Jane de Arches. Thomas and Katherine married about Dec 1473. This marriage brought great possessions into the Arundel family. Sir Thomas, like his father, may have fought on the losing side at Tewkesbury, but was granted a pardo n. He had a brief and troubled career. In the 1484 Parliament of Richard II I, he was attainted and deprived of his estates, which were bestowed on his step sister Anne's husband, the rascally Sir James Tyrell, the murderer of the two young princes in the Tower. Anne was the only child of Sir John's first marriage to Elizabeth Morley, daughter of Lord Morley. Katherine, Thomas' wife was granted an annuity of 100 pounds from the forfeited estates, originally belonging to the Dynham family. On the ascendance of Henry V II, the attainder was reversed and the estates restored but the restitution was too late for Thomas who died Oct 11, 1485, just seven weeks after the Battle of Bosworth. In addition to the Cornish properties and others inherited from Sir John Chideock in Dorset, he held four manors in Devon.

1030......Hugh dob unknown
Robert b 1418 Swanton Morley


John and Elizabeths tomb in Wingfield Church

Joint arms of the De La Pole and Plantagenet families in Wingfield Church

Photos by Jenny Ball, my sister

1024 Sir John de la POLE m (a) Margaret BEAUFORT 1449 (annulled 1452) (b) Elizabeth PLANTAGENET (b 22 Apr 1444 d 1504)1460 or 1461

John was the 2nd Duke of Suffolk, 2nd Marquess of Suffolk, 5th Earl of Suffolk. Knight of the Garter. Known as "the Trimming Duke", he was married to Lady Margaret Beaufort on 7 Feb 1450, though the Papal Dispensation to marry was not signed until 18 Aug 1450. This marriage was annulled by Henry VI in Feb 1453. Richard, Duke of York had been a bitter enemy of John's father (executed in 1450), but John supported the House of York in the Wars of the Roses. Sometime before Feb 1458, John married Elizabeth, the second surviving daughter of Richard of YORK and Cecily NEVILLE. She was the sister of Edward IV and Richard III. John was thus brother-in-law of two Kings of England.
The Dukedom of Suffolk had been forfeited when John's father was assasinated. The title was restored by Edward IV, and John was created Duke of Suffolk by Letters Patent on 23 Mar 1463. He was Constable of Wallingford Castle and held the Honour of Wallingford. In 1472 he was made a Knight of the Garter and appointed High Steward of Oxford University. He was also sometime Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He submitted to Henry VII after Bosworth Field. He served Henry loyally, even though three of his sons later rebelled.

Children of John and Elizabeth
1032......John b between 1462 and 1464 bap 13 Mar 1466 Wingfield d 16 Jun 1487 Battle of Stoke m Lady Margaret Fitzalan.

During the last year of the reign of his maternal uncle, King Richard III, he was designated heir to the throne. In addition, he was given revenues of about 500 pounds a year, and was appointed king's lieutenant in Ireland and president of the Council of the North.
After Richard's defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field on 22 August 1485, he was reconciled with the new king, Henry VII, but soon became impatient with the new rule and supported the claims of the boy pretender, Lambert Simnel. John was killed at the Battle of Stoke in 1487, at which the rebel army was defeated. In November 1487, he was posthumously attainted.

1033......Geoffrey b 1471 Wingfield d 30 Apr 1513 (beheaded)
1034......Edmund b 1471 Wingfield d 30 Apr 1513 (beheaded) bur Church of the Minories, without Aldgate m Margaret SCROPE

Following the death of his older brother at the Battle of Stoke, Edmund became the leading Yorkist claimant to the throne. Nevertheless, Henry spared his life and allowed him to succeed as Duke of Suffolk in 1491, though at some time later, Edmund's title was demoted to the rank of Earl. He married Margaret, daughter of Sir Richard Scrope.
The headstrong Edmund did not have his father's pragmatism, and a title was not enough for him. He left the Kingdom of England in 1501, this time seeking the help of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor. He drew others such as Sir James Tyrrell into his intrigue. In 1506, Phillip, Duke of Burgundy, the Emperor's son was blown off course while sailing, and reluctantly and unexpectedly became a guest of Henry VII. Needing to set sail again in order to claim his wife's inheritance (Castile), he was persuaded by Henry to hand over the Earl of Suffolk. Henry agreed to the proviso that Suffolk would not be harmed, and restricted himself to imprisoning the Earl.
The next king, Henry VIII, did not feel bound to this agreement, and had Suffolk executed in 1513, thus ridding himself of any threat to his throne during his absence for the invasion in France that year.
All the Suffolk estates, both those in the eastern counties and those at A life-interest in the Ewelme property was considerately granted by the King to Margaret, wife of Edmund; the remaining estates were conferred on Charles Brandon, who later on was created Duke of Suffolk, and who, it happened, was maternally descended from the Sir Edmund De la Pole who died in 1419. Edmund and Margaret left only one child, a daughter, who died a professed nun in a convent in the Minories in London; and with her perished at the last of the once powerful race of De la Pole.

1035....Edward b 1466 d 1485
Note: Edward became archdeacon of Richmond
1036......Elizabeth b 1468 d 1489 m Henry LOVEL, 8th Baron Morley (no issue)
1037......Edmund b 1471 d 30 Apr 1513 (beheaded by order of the King Henry VIII)
1038......Dorothy b 1472
1039......Humphrey b 1 Aug 1474 d 15 Feb 1513
1040......Richard b 1480 m Catherine STOURTON bef 8 Jun 1501 Stourton, Wilts

Richard's eldest brother John De La Pole, Earl of Lincoln (c. 1464-1487), is said to have been named heir to the throne by his uncle Richard III, who gave him a pension and the reversion of the estates of Margaret Beaufort. On the accession of Henry VII, however, Lincoln took the oath of allegiance instead of claiming the throne for himself, but in 1487 he joined the rebellion of Lambert Simnel, and was killed at the battle of Stoke.
The second brother Edmund (c. 1472-1513), succeeded his father as third Duke of Suffolk while still in his minority. His estates suffered under the attainder of his brother, and he was compelled to pay large sums to Henry VII for the recovery of part of the forfeited lands, and also to exchange his title of duke for that of earl. In 1501 he sought Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Tirol, and received from him a promise of substantial assistance in case of an attempt on the English crown. In consequence of these treasonable proceedings Henry seized his brother William De La Pole, with four other Yorkist noblemen. Two of them, Sir James Tyrell and Sir John Wyndham, were executed, William De La Pole was imprisoned and Suffolk outlawed. Then in Jul 1502 Henry concluded a treaty with Maximilian by which the king bound himself not to countenance English rebels. Presently Suffolk fell into the hands of Philip, King of Castile, who imprisoned him at Namur, and in 1506 surrendered him to Henry VII on condition that his life was spared. He remained a prisoner until 1513, when he was beheaded at the time his brother Richard took up arms with the French king.

Richard De La Pole joined Edmund abroad in 1504, and remained at Aix-la-Chapelle as surety for his elder brother's debts. The creditors threatened to surrender him to Henry VII, but, more fortunate than his brother, he found a safe refuge at Buda with King Ladislas VI of Hungary. He was excepted from the general pardon proclaimed at the accession of Henry VIII. He became allied with Louis XII of France in the War of the League of Cambrai. Louis XII saw him as a more favourable ally and prospect for an English king than Henry VIII and when France went to war with England in 1512 he recognized Pole's pretensions to the English crown, and gave him a command in the French army. In 1513, after the execution of Edmund, he assumed the title of earl of Suffolk.

During 1514, the stage was set for a Yorkist reclaiming of England under Richard. In 1514 he was given 12,000 German mercenaries ostensibly for the defence of Brittany, but really for an invasion of England. These he led to St Malo, but the conclusion of peace with England prevented their embarcation. Pole was required to leave France, and he established himself at Metz, in Lorraine, and built a palace at La Haute Pierre, near St Simphorien.
While at Metz, he was visited by Pierre Alamire, the German-Netherlandish composer and music copyist, as a spy for Henry VIII. However De La Pole employed Alamire as a counter-spy against Henry, and Alamire, on being suspected of unreliability by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and Henry, never returned to England.
He had numerous interviews with Francois I, and in 1523 he was permitted, in concert with John Stewart, second Duke of Dal Riatany, the Scottish regent, to arrange an invasion of England, which was never carried out. He was with Francois I at Pavia and was killed on the field on 24 of Feb 1525.
Richard de la Pole was never known to have married, but he is known to have had a daughter by a mistress whose name is unknown. His daughter, Marguerite De La Pole, was lady of honour of the Queen of Navarre.

1041......Dorothy b 1472
1042.....Catherine b 1477 m William STOURTON abt 1570
1043......Anne b 1476 d 1495
Note: Anne became Prioress of Sion
1044......Henry b 1492 Ellesborough Bucks d 9 Jan 1539 Tower Hill, London m Jane de NEVILLE may 1510
1045......Reginald b 1500 d 1558
1046......Arthur dob unknown d 1570
1047......Ursula b 1507 d 1570 m Henry STAFFORD Baron of Stafford

You can read about the fall of the de la POLE family

1031 Robert MORLEY m (a) Mary CAWOOD (b 1456) 1480 (b) Alice WARHAM

Note: Alice was the daughter of Richard Warham and widow of John Barrett

Children of Robert and Mary
1048......Elizabeth b 1480 Glynde, Sussex
1049......Thomas b 1482 Glynde, Sussex d 1559
1050......Dorothy b 1484 Glynde, Sussex

Child of Robert and Alice
1051......Jane b 1486 Glynde, Sussex

1052 Robert John HEATH b 1480 Lynnesfield d 1519 m Matilda Helen (b 1482) abt 1509

Child of Robert and Matilda
Robert Heath b 1510 Limpsfield d 1599 London

1054 Thomas SEYLIARD b 1467 Kent bur 17 Mar 1535 St Katherine by the Tower, London m Joan THEOBALD b 1476 Seal, Kent

Child of Thomas and Joan
Thomasyn Seyliard b 1502 Brasted Kent d 1538 St Katherine by the Tower, London


471 Thomas MORLEY m Catherine PELHAM 1505 Sussex

Note: Catherine was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret PELHAM

Children of Thomas and Catherine
1056......Jane b 1514 Glynde, Sussex
1057......Thomas b 1515 Glynde Sussex

1053 Robert HEATH m 1055 Thomasyn SEYLIARD 1537 Dealaware Kent

Children of Robert and Thomasyn
1058......Joan Jane Heath b 1524 Canterbury bur 10 Mar 1692 Nonington, Kent
1059......Robert Heath b 1538 Eatonbridge Kent bur 3 Apr 1604
1060......Joan Heath

1061 Nicholas POYSER (b 1530) m Ann MILLER

Child of Nicholas and Ann
Anne Poyser b 1555 Brasted, Kent d 1592


1057 Thomas MORLEY m Elizabeth MAYCOTT (b 1515 Glynde) 1530 Glynde, Sussex

Thomas was a Protestant and he joined Pelham in a gesture of opposition to the Marian government in the spring and summer of 1558. After Morley had first refused to pay his contribution to the loan in May, he and Pelham were called before the Council in July for failing to supply demi-lances; they suffered a few days confinement in the Tower before submitting.
Moreley had added little to his inheritance although he was active in the Sussex iron industry, owning a large mill and furnace at Mayfield and trading through Portsmouth and elsewhere; his second son Anthony was to make an unsuccessful attempt to manufacture iron at Llanwonno and Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire.

By his will of 9 Jan. 1559, which he made on the day he died and was buried in Glynde church, probably a victim of the prevailing epidemic, Morley made careful provision for his wife and children, leaving £10 a year to Anthony for three years Ôto find him at the inns of courtÕ and instructing his eldest son and executor William, then aged 28, to see to the education of three other sons until they reached 20. He named Sir Nicholas Pelham overseer

Thomas built a forge in Hawkesden Park in Mayfield and in 1548/9 he reported with other commissioners on iron mills in Hastings rape. The only one of his successors to engage directly in the trade was Anthony, his second son; the later Morleys evidently preferred to lease Hawkesden forge to other iron masters.

Note: Elizabeth was the daughter of Anthony and Agnes MAYCOTT and after Thomas' death married John TREVOR

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth
1063......William b 1531 Glynde d 1597 aged 66
1064......Anthony b 1533 Glynde
1065......John b 1535 Glynde
1066......Thomas b 1537 Glynde
1067......Edward b 1539 Glynde
1068......Ann b 1541 Glynde
1069......Ralph b 1541 Glynde
1070......Margaret b 1547 Glynde

1059 Robert HEATH m B23 Anne POYSER 14 Feb 1574 St Stephen's Coleman St, London

Children of Robert and Anne
1071......Robert Heath bap 20 May 1575 Eatonbridge d 30 Aug 1649 Calais
1072......Anne Heath b 1578 Kent
1073......Mathias Heath b 1582 Kent
1074......John Heath b 1590 Brasted Kent d 1638
1075......Anne Heath b 1602
1076......Mary Heath b 1608
1077......Robert Heath b 1609
1078......Francis Heath b 1610
1079......Edward Kent Heath b 1612

1080John MILLER b 1558 Bishops Stortford bur 11 Oct 1633 Hempston, Devonshire m (a) Mary CROW (b 1555 d 1621) 21 Nov 1575 Tollesbury (b) Anne CHANDLER 8 Jul 1622 Bishops Stortford

Children of John and Mary
Margaret Miller b 1580 Tunbridge


1063 William MORLEY m (a) Ann PELHAM (b 1520 Swinehead, Sussex d 1569 Sussex) 1541 Glynde (b) Margaret ROBARTS

Ann was the daughter of Anthony PELHAM of Buckstepe

Glynde Place

Glynde Place (1569) was built by William. The house was built of Sussex flint and stone from Caen. It was square, with an inner courtyard. A doorway in the quadrangle bears his arms and initials and the date 1569.
William was sheriff for Surrey and Sussex in 1580, and contributed £60 to the defence of the realm in 1588. His loyalty to the Government was commended in a certificate concerning Sussex Justices, 1587, in which he was described with Thomas Pelham and John Selwyn as 'good justices, as well in respect of religion as of the commonwealth.

Richard Trevor (1707 - 71), Bishop of Durham, considerably altered the house. He turned the house back to front, so that the house looked east; he built an imposing coach house and stable block to the south; on his walls of knapped flint he erected two wyverns, the heraldic dragons of the Trevors. He created a new front hall, embellished the gallery panelling, added a marble fireplace, and added a set of bronzes

Children of William and Ann
1082......William b 1549 Glynde d 24 Nov 1597 Glynde
1083......Harbert b abt 1551 Glynde - see his will here
1084......Robert b abt 1557 Glynde

Children of William and Margaret
1085......Robert dob unknown
1086......Anthony dob unknown
1087......Henry dob unknown
1088......Margaret dob unknown

B24 Sir Robert HEATH m 1071 Margaret MILLER10 Dec 1600 St Botolph, Aldersgate

Note: Robert was Lord Chief Justice & Chancellor of England

Children of Robert and Margaret
1089......Robert Heath b 1602 d 1615
1090......Edward Heath b 1604 Eatonbridge d 1669
1091......John Heath b 1604 Eatonbridge
1092......Issabel Heath b 1605
1093......George Heath b 1606 Eatonbridge
1094......Mary Heath b 1608 d 11 May 1702 Bremhill
1095......Thomas Heath b 1611 Eatonbridge d 1690 Virginia, USA
1096......Margaret Heath b 1612 Bremhill Wilts d 1702
1097......John Heath b 1614 Eatonbridge d 1691
1098......Elizabeth Heath b 1615 Eatonbridge
1099......William Heath b 1616 Eatonbridge d 1681 Virginia, USA m Margery MASON
1100......George Heath b 1617 Eatonbridge d 1672
1101......Robert Heath b 1620 Eatonbridge
1102......Francis Heath b 1622 d 1663
1103......Edward Heath b 1626 Eatonbridge
1104......John Heath b 1626 Eatonbridge
1105......George Heath b 1633 Eatonbridge
1106......Robert Heath b 1634 Eatonbridge


1082 William MORLEY m Margaret ROBERTS abt 1590 Glynde, Sussex

Children of William and Margaret
1107......Robert b 1591 Glynde d 22 Dec 1632 Glynde
1108......Margaret b 4 May 1619 Glynde

1094 Mary HEATH m Thomas HODGSON (b 1550 Framfield d 1630 Framfield Sussex)

Child of Thomas and Mary
1109......Susan Hodgson b 1595 d 1667


1107 Robert MORLEY m 1109 Susan HODGSON (b 1576 Framfield, Sussex d 1667 Glynde, Sussex) 1614

Children of Robert and Susan
1110......Herbert b 2 Apr 1616 Glynde d 29 Sep 1667 Glynde
1111......William b 1621 Twineham Sussex d 20 May 1671 Glynde (of Smallpox)
1112......Mary b 1626 Glynde d 20 Nov 1687 Glynde
1113......Francis b 25 Jan 1629 Glynde d 15 Jun 1653 Glynde


1110 Colonel Herbert MORLEY m Mary HESELRIGE (b 1627 Nosely, Leics d 1656 Glynde) abt 1648

Herbert Morley was a politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1640 and 1667. He fought for the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War.

He was at school at Lewes and was admitted at Emmanuel College, Cambridge on 9 May 1632 and was admitted at the Inner Temple in November 1634. He added the manor of Preston Beckhelwyn. These remain part of the Glynde Estate.added the manor of Preston Beckhelwyn. These remain part of the Glynde Estate.

In November 1640, Herbert was elected Member of Parliament for Lewes in the Long Parliament. In the civil war he became a colonel in the Parliamentary Army and was chief agent for raising troops, and sequestrating estates, in Sussex. He was nominated one of the King's judges, but refused to act. He was a member of the Council of State between 1650 and 1653. In 1654 he was returned as MP for Sussex and for Rye in the First Protectorate Parliament. In 1656 he was elected as MP for Sussex in the Second Protectorate Parliament. In 1659 he was elected MP for Sussex and for Lewes in the Third Protectorate Parliament He was member of the Council of State and an Admiralty Commissioner in 1659

In 1660, he was a member of the Council of State and was elected MP for Rye in the Convention Parliament. He refused to negotiate the King's return and purchased a pardon in 1660. He was re-elected MP for Rye in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament and sat until his death in 1667.

Note: Mary was the daughter of Sir Arthur HESELRIGE and Frances ELMES

Children of Herbert and Mary
1114......Robert b 4 Dec 1650 Glynde d 1655 Glynde
1115......Herbert b 12 Apr 1652 Glynde d 13 Jun 1661
1116......William b 10 Sep 1653 Glynde d 1679 m Susanna TREVOR abt 1675
1117......Anne b 28 Oct 1654 Glynde
1118......Judith b 1655 Glynde
1119......Robert b 1656 Glynde

1111 William MORLEY m Elizabeth CLARKE b 1657 Houghton Conquest) 16 Aug 1671 Glynde

William Morley emulated his father's generosity to evicted ministers by taking into his household a preacher named Zachary Smith, who became his chaplain and died at Glynde shortly before himself. He was returned to the first Exclusion Parliament for Lewes, five miles from Glynde, and was marked 'honest' on Shaftesbury's list. From his lodgings in Threadneedle Street he seems to have attended Parliament regularly, being appointed to the committee of elections and privileges on 18 Mar. 1679. He was in the House for the Sunday session on 11 May, at which it was resolved to bring in an exclusion bill, when he was taken ill with smallpox. He evidently sent word of his illness on the next day, for he was given leave to go into the country, but he was too ill to leave his lodgings, where he died 11 days later, the last of the family. Nevertheless he was listed as voting for the committal of the bill on 21 May.

Child of William and Elizabeth
1120......Henry b 21 Sep 1677 Twineham, Sussex bap 21 Sep 1677


1121 William FEETHAM b abt 1663 Methwold bur 29 Jun 1722 Methwold m Judith AYLMER (bur 17 Jun 1722 Methwold St George) 11 Feb 1693 Methwold

Note: William and Judith were my 8 x great grandparents. Judith's surname may well have been ELMER.

Children of William and Judith
1121......Mary b abt 1693 Methwold d 22 Feb 1703 Methwold
1122......William bap 11 Aug 1695 Methwold
1123......Judith bap 7 Oct 1697 Methwold d 7 Oct 1698 Methwold
1125......Elizabeth bap 7 Oct 1697 Methwold m Thomas FALTHORPE 28 Apr 1731 Methwold
John bap 8 Apr 1700 Methwold d 28 Oct 1767 Methwold
1127......Judith bap 5 Dec 1703 Methwold m Nicholas EDWARDS 5 Oct 1733 Methwold St George (by licence)
Note: Nicholas came from Bichamwell
1128......Ann bap 18 Feb 1705 Methwold m Richard GILBERT 1743 Methwold between 25 April and 10 May
Thomas bap 1707 Methwold bur 26 Jan 1777 Methwold
1130....Edmond bap 18 May 1709 Methwold
1131....Mary bap 14 Jun 1714 Methwold

1120 Henry MORLEY m Margaret READE (b 21 Sep 1677 Twineham d 1749 Hurstpierpoint) 9 Feb 1697 Bolney, Sussex

Children of Henry and Margaret
1132......Sarah b 1699 Hurstpierpoint m George SCOTT 2 Nov 1727
1133......Rebecca b 1702 Hurstpierpoint
1134......Ruth b 1705 Hurstpierpoint m John PAGE 20 May 1727 Westmeston, Sussex
1135......Henry b May 1708 Hurstpierpoint d 9 Nov 1790 Keymer
1136......Hannah b Jun 1711 Hurstpierpoint m John NYE 25 Sep 1735 Itchingfield
1137......William b 1714 Hurstpierpoint d Nov 1790 Keymer m Elizabeth WHITE 26 Jun 1736
1138......John b 1717 Hurstpierpoint
George b 1721 Hurstpierpoint


1126 John FEETHAM bap 1700 m Elizabeth FALTHORPE b abt 1705 d 14 Aug 1775 Methwold 7 Oct 1729 Methwold [see Falthorpe Branch]

Children of John and Elizabeth
1140......John bap 13 Dec 1730 Methwold bur 26 Jul 1731 Methwold
1141......Elizabeth bap 30 Jul 1732 Methwold
1142......Ann bap 5 June 1735 Methwold m Skipp LATIN 27 Oct 1760 Methwold St George
Note: Witnesses to the marriage were Robert SCULL and Philip THEOBALD
1143....John bur 20 Jan 1737 Methwold St George
1144......John bap 9 Jan 1738 Methwold bur 12 Feb 1738 Methwold
1145......John bap 20 Jan 1740 Methwold bur 1 Jun 1740 Methwold
1147......Mary bap 19 Jul 1741 Methwold m Edmond DAVIE 24 Nov 1760 Methwold St George
Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas COATS and Richard YOUNGE
1148......Jane bap 3 Apr 1744 Methwold bur 23 Jul 1744 Methwold
1149......Hannah bap 11 Jul 1745 Methwold
John bap 19 May 1748 Methwold d 26 Sep 1830 Methwold
1151......William bap 21 Mar 1753 Methwold

1129 Thomas FEETHAM m Hannah ROUNCE (bur 10 Aug 1770 Methwold)

Children of Thomas and Hannah
1152......Mary bap 15 Dec 1730 Methwold St George
1153......Ann bap 27 Aug 1732 Methwold St George
1154......Hannah bap 7 Jul 1736 Methwold St George

1139 George MORLEY m Elizabeth ELLIS (b 1720 Hurstpierpoint) 20 Nov 1739 All Saints, Lewes

Children of George and Elizabeth
1155......James John b 1740 Hurstpierpoint
1156......Sarah b 18 Jul 1743 Clayton bap 18 Jul 1743 Clayton d 18 Jul 1743 Clayton, Sussex


1157 Thomas HARROD bap 17 May 1747 Wells next the Sea m Elizabeth

Child os Thomas and Elizabeth
William Harrod bap 17 May 1747 Wells next the Sea

1150 John FEETHAM bap 20 Jan 1740 m Mary TORRINGTON 8 Apr 1761 Methwold St George - Methwold see Torrington branch
Note: Witnesses to the marriage were Robert RUSHBROOK and Susan THEOBALD

Children of John and Mary Feetham
1159......William bap 14 Aug 1761 Methwold
1160......Elizabeth bap 17 Oct 1762 Methwold m George RUDDICK 1 Nov 1784 methwold St George
Note: Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas COATS and Avis BIRD
1161.....John bap 26 Aug 1764 Methwold bur 1764 Methwold
John bap 4 Dec 1765 Methwold bur 22 Jan 1827 aged 61Methwold St George
1163.....Ann bap 17 Apr 1768 Methwold m Philip BOVILL 7 Nov 1787 Methwold
1164.....Sarah bap 13 Apr 1770 Methwold d1770 Methwold
1165.....Sarah bap 11 Sep 1771 Methwold
1166.....Mary bap 15 Aug 1773 Methwold m Richard WISEMAN 1 Jul 1789 Weeting
1167.....Susan bap 8 Mar 1775 Methwold
1168.....Jane bap 26 Feb 1777 Methwold m John SIMONS 5 Mar 1800 Methwold St George
Note: Witnesses to the marriage were Thomas COATES and Elizabeth FEETHAM
1169.....Rose b abt 1780 Methwold bur 28 Sep 1781 Methwold St George

1155 James John MORLEY m (a)) Susannah BURTENSHAW (b 22 Nov 1738 Cuckfield d 1818 Lewes) 29 Oct 1765 Cowfold (b) Mary (d 2nd qr 1839)

Children of James and Susannah
1170......William b 1766 Southwick, Sussex
1171......John b 1768 Wilton, Norfolk
1172......Mary b 1785

Children of James and Mary
1173......John b 1757
1174......Ann b 1763


1158 William HARROD m Ann ROBERSON 12 Oct 1785 Northwold

Child of William and Ann
1159......Mary Harrod 1795 Northwold d 8 Nov 1873

1160 Henry GREEN b 1763 d 13 Nov 1841 Hockwold bur 16 Nov 1841 Methwold m Sarah BULLOCK ( b 27 Aug 1794 Hockwoldbur 19 Aug 1832 Hockwold St Peter) 9 May 1782 Hockwold cum Wilton

Note: Witnesses to the marriage were John F HAMMOND and Wm COOTS. At the 1841 census Henry was living in Hockwold cum Wilton

Children of Henry and Sarah
1161......Henry b 17 Nov 1782 Hockwold cum Wilton
1162......Robert b 14 Feb 1785 Hockwold d 2nd qr 1872 [Thetford RD] m Mary ASHFIELD 1841 Hockwold cum Wilton
1163......Elizabeth b 1787 Hockwold cum Wilton
1164......Mary b 1789 Hockwold cum Wilton
1165......Ann b 1792 Hockwold cum Wilton m Thomas BROWN 17 Nov 1812 Hockwold cum Wilton
Note: In 1851 Thomas and Ann were at Bridgenorth St Leonard, Shropshire and in 1871 Ann was at Horncastle, Lincs
Sarah b 1794 Hockwold cum Wilton m (a) John SHACKLE 15 Jul 1814 Wilton (b) Samuel LUPTON aft 1831
Note: Sarah and B8 Susan were twins
1166......Susan b 1794 Hockwold cum Wilton
1167......John b 1797 Hockwold cum Wilton
1168......Charlotte b 15 Sep 1799 Hockwold cum Wilton d 10 Oct 1800 Hockwold cum Wilton
1169......Edward b 1801 Hockwold cum Wilton d 1839 Hockwold cum Wilton m Mary ASHFIELD 5 Jun 1824 Hockwold cum Wilton
Note: Witnesses to the marriage were William FIELD and Robert GREEN
1170......William b 1804 Hockwold cum Wilton
1171......Charlotte b 16 Feb 1807 Hockwold cum Wilton bap 17 Feb 1807 Hockwold cum Wilton d 17 May 1807 Hockwold
Note: Charlotte was twin of B14 George
1172......George b 16 Feb 1807 Hockwold cum Wilton bap 17 Feb 1807 Hockwold cum Wilton

1162 John FEETHAM bap 4 Dec 1765 m (a) 11a Elizabeth WORMAN 18 Sep 1779 Weeting and (b) Phoebe EVERET 26.Jul.1780 - Feltwell

Note: Witnesses to the marriage were John LASSCOCK & John GRAHAM

Children of John and Pheobe Feetham

1173......William bap 5 Oct 1782 Feltwell hanged himself 6 Apr 1808 m Susan date unknown
Note: After William's death Susan married Christopher WALKER (b 1782) 1810 with whom she had nine children, which included two sets of twins. Christopher was the son of John WALKER and Deborah SPINKS
Robert bap 21 Aug 1785 Feltwell d 1877 Ag Lab in Feltwell in 1851 census
1175......Elizabeth bap 16 Oct 1787 Feltwell m Edward THORPE at Feltwell 20 Nov 1829
witnesses Joseph FEETHAM & Elizabeth THORPE
1176......Rimmer bap 25 Jan 1790 Feltwell m
Sarah RUDDOCK 15 Jan 1816 witnesses marriage wereLesley EDWARDS & George GRAHAM
1177......Thomas bap 14 Feb 1792 Feltwell m Ellen PEARMAIN (d 17 Jul 1838)
Note: Thomas was granted letters of administration on 16 July 1842 as Ellen died intestate
1178......Smith bap 15 Aug 1793 Feltwell
1179......Matthew bap 20 Apr 1794 Feltwell m 1Ann COOPER at Hockwold 13 Dec 1816 [ag Lab in 1851 ] 2 Sarah b 1795 Hockwold d 8 Jul 1873 Feltwell aged78
Note: In 1841 and 1851 Matthew was an ag lab.In 1861 Matthew was again an ag lab and he and Sarah were living at "near the Cross" in Feltwell, where Sarah was a shopkeeper
1180......Christopher bap 13 Aug 1796 Feltwell d 4th qr 1877 Feltwell
1181......Susan bap 23 Sep 1804 Feltwell (had illegit child Sophia bap 15 Feb 1833)
1182......Ruth (dob unknown) d 5 Oct 1857 Feltwell

Note: her tombstone reads:-

"When Ruth a-gleaning went
Jehovah was her guide
To Boaz field he led her straight
And she became his bride"

For the origin of this epitaph click

1183......John b 1806 Methwold bap 7 Jul 1827 d 24 Jan 1878 Methwold aged 72
1184......Susan 15 Aug 1832 d 4 Jun 1849

1170 William MORLEY
m Mary TUFT (b 1768 Southwick, Sussex) abt 1785

Note: William was a harness maker and was living with daughter Sarah in 1851 at Pook's House, Shermanbury, New Shoreham, Rape of Bramber

Children of William and Mary
1185......Thomas b 9 Sep 1787 Southwick, Sussex
1186......George b 23 Oct 1791 Southwick
1187......Sarah b 1808 Southwick m Henry PARKER abt 1835
1188......George b 17 Nov 1811 Southwick, Sussex d aft 1891
Henry b 1805 Southwick, Sussex d 1st qr 1896 [Lewes 2b 116]
1190......William b 1814 Southwick, Sussex d 1890 St Saviours, Southwark
1191......Elizabeth b 1821 Southwick, Sussex m Edward MORLEY
1192......Jane b 1829 Southwick, Sussex d 1st qr 1872
1193......Lydia b 1831 Southwick, Sussex m Jasper TIBBLES 27 May 1849 Godshill, Hampshire

1171 John MORLEY m Sarah WARD ( b 1756 d Mar 1844) abt 1792 Little Massingham

Children of John and Sarah
1194......Mary bap 10 Jun 1793 Hockwold m Samuel RAYNER 6 Oct 1812 Wilton St James
Note: Witnesses to the marriage were Will FIELD and Sarah COCK
Thomas bap 4 Jan 1797 Hockwold d Mar 1839 Hockwold
1196......William bap 29 Sep 1799 Hockwold d 3rd qr 1877 aged 78 [Thetford 4b 238]
1197......John b 1800 Hockwold
1198......James bap 25 Jul 1802 Hockwold d Dec 1839 Hockwold
1199......Henry b 1805 Hockwold


1174 Robert Feetham bap 1785 d 18 May 1862 m 1159 Mary HARROD 1816 Foulden
Note: Robert was a labourer. Mary's sister Ann m Henry OXBURGH of Methwold in Foulden, 1815. In tithe records in 1837 Robert was living in a cottage in Feltwell owned by Pooly PEARSON. They were living at Chapel Yard in 1841Robert appears in 1851 census from Northwold Ag Lab in Feltwell, and was living at "Nr Oak Tree" in 1861, when he was described as an "ag lab past work" (Mary was said to have come from Methwold)

Children of Robert and Mary Feetham

1200......Ann bap 1817 Foulden, Norfolk d 21 Nov 1880 Hockwold
1201......Christopher bap 8 Aug 1820 Feltwell St Mary
Note: Christopher was a carpenter living in "Chaple Street" Feltwell in 1841 Journeyman carpenter in 1851 and a shopkeeper in Feltwell in 1869
b 1st qr 1843 d 1877
Note: William was an ag lab in 1861 lodging at Larman's Fen, Methwold Hythe

1185 Thomas MORLEY m Lydia VIRGO (b 1791 d 1sr qr 1858 Sussex) 12 May 1809 St Nicholas Brighton

Children of Thomas and Lydia
1203......George b 17 Nov 1811 Southwick m Ruth b abt 1841 d 1873

Not the Mohawk but a ship of the same "Vigilant" class

George George was an Able seaman on the Mohawk which was a 4gun 679 ton wooden screw ship built in January 1856 by Young Magnay & Co of Limehouse. She was sold to the Emperor of China in 1862 and then on to the Egyptian Navy.[Ship ref ADM 135/313]
1204......Henry b 17 Nov 1811 Southwick
1205......Elizabeth b abt 1821 Southwick
1206......Jane b 1829 Southwick d 1st qr 1872 Folkstone
1207......Lydia b abt 1831 Southwick d 1914 London m Jasper TIBBLES 27 May 1849 Godshill Hampshire

51189 Henry MORLEY m Caroline CURD

Note: Henry was an ag lab in Portslade for all his working life. In 1841 he and Caroline were at Blucher's Place, Portslade.

Children of William and Caroline
1208......George b 1st qr 1839 Portslade bap 26 Oct 1839 Portslade d 3rd qr 1907 aged 68 m Ruth WARD 3rd qr 1866 [Lewes 2b 259]
Note: In 1861 George was in the Royal Navy as an able seaman on the "Mohawk" which was a 4 gun 679 tons wooden screw ship built in January 1856 by Young Magnay&Co of Limehouse. It was sold to the Emperor of China in 1862 and then on to the Egyptian Navy.

Not the Mohawk but a similar vessel

1209......Mary b 4th qr 1845 Portslade [Steyning 7 442]
1210......John b abt 1850 bap 18 Aug 1850 d 3rd qr 1888 m Susan PETERS 4th qr 1871
1211......Stephen b 4th qr 1852 [Steyning 2b 226] d 4th qr 1867
1212......Amelia b 3rd qr 1855 [Steyning 2b 195] m William Thomas George HAYES 3rd qr 1879
1213......Caroline b 2nd qr 1858 [Steyning 2b 207] m Thomas SNOW 25 Dec 1878 d 3rd qr 1938
Note: The 1871 census states that Caroline was blind
1214......Frederick b 4th qr 1862 d 3rd qr 1944
Note: Frederick was at first a gardener and then became a gardener's carter

1190 William MORLEY m (a) Susannah RATLEF (d 1st qr 1843) 14 Nov 1830 Brighton (b) Caroline GODDARD (b Molies, Kent) 19 Feb 1846 Brighton

Note: In 1851 William and Susannah were at 14 Skinner Street, Chatham. In 1851 the family was at 7 Rhode St, Chatham

Children of William and Susannah
1215......William b 1831 Southwick bap 13 Nov 1831 Brighton d 2nd qr 1904 m Mary CAVE 2nd qr 1854 [Steyning 2b 349]
1216......Louisa b 1835 Brighton d 27 Jan 1906 Sussex
1217......Sarah b 1837 Brighton
1218......George Amos b 4 Mar 1838 Brighton m Sarah WOOLLEY 24 Dec 1858
1219......Stephen b 25 Oct 1839 Fernhurst, Sussex m Mary Ann MARTIN 4th qr 1863
1220......Susannah b 27 Jun 1841 Edburton, Sussex m Henry DICKINSON 22 Apr 1873 Brighton

Children of William and Caroline
1221......William b 2nd qr 1847 Chatham, Kent d 2nd qr 1903 Thanet, Kent
Note: In 1851 William was apprenticed to a smith
1222......Abigail b 3rd qr 1849 d 2nd qr 1851 Medway, Kent
1223......Joseph b 2nd qr 1852 [Medway 2a 287] d 3rd qr 1921 Woolwich m Mary J LONDON 16 Feb 1874 Greenwich

1195 Thomas MORLEY m Susan GREEN b abt 1794 bap 27 Aug 1794 St Peter's Hockwold abt 1815 d Dec 1847

Note: Staying with them in 1841 was Ann WHISTLER aged 60. Thomas was a mason in 1816. In 1818 he gave his occupation as bricklayer. In 1861 Susan was a widow living at Bell Inn, and listed as a farmer: there were two lodgers: Robert EDWARD b Undley, Nfk 1814 and Maria LAPP b 1838 Lakenheath

from Bury and Norwich Post of 12 Apr 1837

Children of Thomas and Susan

1224......Mary bap 28 Jun 1816 Wilton St James
1225......John bap 23 Jun 1818 Wilton St James
1226......Sarah Ann bap 29 Feb 1820 St James, Wilton
1227......Ellen bap 26 Dec 1821 Wilton St James
1228......William bap 2 Aug 1824 Hockwold d 1900 Hockwold
Note: William was a bricklayer and builder. He built South View, Hockwold for my great grandparents - I stayed with my grandmother in the house as an evacuee in WW2 - and he also worked for some time in Foot's Cray. His brother 39 George was also working in the same area as a master bricklayer
1229......Robert bap 19 Jun 1825 Wilton St James
1230......George bap 1829 in Wilton d as infant
1230......Henry William bap 1829 in Wilton d Jan 1896
1231......George bap 1831 in Wilton d 4th qr 1895 Sevenoaks Kent

1165 Sarah GREEN m (a) John SHACKLES (b 1796 d 1st qr 1854 Downham RD) 15 Jul 1814 Wilton (b) Samuel LUPTON aft 1831

Children of John and Sarah
1232......Susan b 1818 Wretton, Norfolk d 2nd qr 1901 Bolton, Lancs
1233......Caroline b 1824 Wretton d 1900 Maryborough, Victoria, Australia m Ealton Henry WINFIELD 1844 Stoke Ferry
1234......Mary b 1826 Stoke Ferry
1235......Edward b 8 Dec 1831 Wretton d 1899 Talbot, Victoria, Australia m Harriet Elizabeth PAGGET

1196 William MORLEY m Frances b 1800 Hine Darlow, Bedfordshire

Children of William and Frances
1236....Frances M b 1831
1237....Susan b 1841

1197 John MORLEY m (a) Elizabeth CLARKE 23 Dec 1820 Wilton (b) Mary CORDWAINER 1841

Note: John and Mary were living in Hockwold in 1841. In 1861 Mary was a widow and had two visitors: John MALT ag lab b Hockwold abt 1790 and Henry BALL shoemaker b Methwold abt 1840

Child of John and Mary
1238......Susan b 3rd qr 1840 Hockwold [Thetford 13 269]

1198 James MORLEY m Susan (b 1812 Feltwell d 4th qr 1872 [Thetford 4b 264])

Child of James and Susan
1239......Emily b 1847 Hockwold

1230 Henry William MORLEY m (a)Sarah KEMP (b 17 Feb 1805) 25 Jul 1845 Hockwold (b) Hannah WHISTLER (b 1832 Lakenheath)
Note: Henry was a bricklayer in 1861 living at the Bell Inn and in 1871 lived at Church Lane, Hockwold cum Wilton. Hannah was the daughter of Mary WHISTLER In 1881 he was lodging at Mundford as a single bricklayer

Child of Henry and Sarah
1240......Susan1842 d 1900
Child of Henry and Hannah
1241......Mary Ellen b 1871 Hockwold cum Wilton [Thetford 4b 413] m George Towler WILLIAMSON 1st qr 1887 [Thetford 4b 616]


1221 William MORLEY m (a) Ann Rebecca WICKENDEN (b 1st qr 1844 St Margaret, Kent d 1876 Rochester) 3rd qr 1863 (b) Elizabeth Louisa MANCHESTER 1 Dec 1889 St Paul's Church, Greenwich, Kent

William was a blacksmith. In 1891 he was at 32 Armitage Rd, Greenwich

Children of William and Ann
1242......William b 1st qr 1868 Chatham d 4th qr 1956 Maidstone
Note: In 1891 William was a boilermeker
1243......Stephen James b 2nd qr 1870 Chatham
1244......Thomas Henry b 3rd qr 1875 Deptford m Hannah THORNTON 2nd qr 1922 Woolwich

Children of William and Elizabeth
Florence Elizabeth b 2nd qr 1880 Christchurch d 1st qr 1957 Dartford
1246......Ernest Arthur b 1 Sep 1882 6 Haddo Street, Greenwich d 25 Aug 1936 Charlton, London
1247......Beatrice Louise b 25 Oct 1884 Greenwich d 20 Nov 1965 m Charles E POWLING 2nd qr 1920 Lewisham

1228 William MORLEY m F38 Ann FEETHAM (b 1817 Foulden d 4th qr 1880 [Thetford 4b 275]) March 1844 in Feltwell
Note: For part of their married life, sometime between 1852 and 1861, William and Ann lived in Church Place, Sidcup Foots Cray and Chiselhurst in Kent where there may have been other children born. In 1852 they were in Feltwell where William was a bricklayer. In 1861 William was a bricklayer and Limeburner and the family was at Black Horse Inn, Hockwold.
In 1871, Mary FEETHAM, Ann's mother was living with them as an "Infirm widow" at Lower Street, Hockwold cum Wilton and in 1881, William was a widower bricklayer and farmer employing one men and two boys.
In 1891 William, listed as a builder, was living at 76 South Street, Hockwold with his son Robert George

Children of William and Ann
1248....Selina Elizabeth b 2nd qr 1845 [Thetford 13 317] m (a) Joseph Manning ENEFER 4th qr 1862 [Thetford 4b 1080] (b) William OXER 2nd qe 1877 {Thetford 4b 622]
See Enefer Branch
1249......Robert George b 18 May 1852 Feltwell, bap 13 Jun 1852 Feltwell d 9 Oct 1934, in Hockwold cum Wilton. He became a grocer, draper and bricklayer by 1883
1250......William Christopher b 4 Jan 1854 Chiselhurst, Kent [Bromley 20 201] d 19 Aug 1875 in a chalk collapse in Hockwold

1231 George MORLEY m Sarah Jane SKINNER (b 1851 St Mary Cray)

from the Kent and Sussex Courier of 26 Jan 1877

from the Kent and Sussex Courier of 6 Sep 1878

Note: In 1861 George was living at Swan Lane, Tunbridge. In 1863, George was a master bricklayer living at the Vine, St John's Hill, Sevenoaks and in 1881 he was at 1 Norfolk Place, Sevenoaks. Sarah was the daughter of Benjamin SKINNER and Sarah WHITEHEAD

Children of George and Sarah
1251......George b 1829 Wilton bap 10 Jul 1853 Sidcup d 1928 Sevenoaks
Note: George was a bricklayer
1252......Lily Lydonia b in Chipstead bap 6 Feb 1859 Brenchley
1253......Edward Walter b in Chipstead bap 1 Jul 1860 Chipstead
1254......Henry William b 13 Apr 1863 St John's Hill, Sevenoaks d 7 Jun 1930 Holmsdale Hosp, Sevenoaks
1255......John Robert b 2nd qr 1870 [Sevenoaks 2a 514]
1256......James Albert b 2nd qr 1874 [Sevenoaks 2a 540]


1251 George MORLEY m Clara YOUNG (b 1859 Tunbridge Wells d 1911 Sevenoaks) 3rd qr 1888 [Sevenoaks 2a 953]

Note in 1911 George and Clara were at Whitley Null, Sevenoaks, Kent

Child os George and Clara
1257......John Frederick b 1890 Dunton Green d 23 Nov 1961 Tonbridge m Charlotte Annie WHITEHEAD 1915 Sevenoaks
1258......Walter George b 1889 Dunton Green d 1964 m Florence Mary STENNING (b 1890 d 1984) 10 Apr 1915 Haringay
1259......John Frederick b 1892 d 1978

1254 Henry William MORLEY m Annie Laura YOUNG (b 1860 Ticehurst d 13 Mar 1917) abt 1882

Note: Henry was a bricklayer. When he was 67 he murdered his lady friend, Emily PACKMAN, who lived next door, by shooting her, and then committed suicide by cutting his throat. At the time, in 1930, the family were at Riverside Cottages, Longford, Dunton Green, Kent. Annie died as the result of being thrown from a pony and trap.

Children of Henry and Annie
1260......George b 1883 Sevenoaks
Note: George was a wine vinery fitter in 1901
1261......Gertrude Ellen May b 1885
1262......Eliza Blanche Mary Anne b 1887 Otford, Kent d 8 Aug 1988 aged 98
Note: In 1901 Eliza was a domestic servant. She was a witness at her sister Gertrude's wedding, and subsequently after a visit decided to stay in Liverpool
1263......Albert b 1888 Otford, Kent
Note: Albert was in the army in WW1; probably the Royal West Kent regiment, and is believed to have emigrated to Canada.
1264......Edith b 1890 Otford, Kent
Note: Edith was going to take her mother's place after her death as housekeeper, but after an augument with a sister left and returned to Merseyside. The family rift became permanent
1265......John Richard b 1893 Otford, Kent d 23 Feb 1929
Note John died of 'flu - his mother in law, Blanche STARLING of 1 Weston's Terrace, Sheringham registered the death.
1266......Sidney b 1896 Otford, Kent
1267......Laura b 1898
1268......Charlie dob unknown
1269......Jennie Elizabeth dob unknown

1255 John Robert MORLEY m Emma DAY (b1870 Rivehead, Kent) 3rd qr 1893 [Sevenoaks 2a 1135]

Note: In 1901 John was a brickfield labourer and lived at Dunton Green

Children of John and Emma
1270......John Herbert G b 3rd qr 1894 [Sevenoaks 2a 640]
Note: John was a gardener's boy in 1911
1271......Percival Robert b 1st qr 1896 [Sevenoaks 2a 653]
Note: Percival was a baker's apprentice in 1911
1272......William Charles b 1sr qr 1899 [Sevenoaks 2a 713]
1273......Gladys Emma b 1st qr1907 [Sevenoaks 2a 811]

1249 Robert George MORLEY m Julia JOHNSON [see Johnson branch] 4th qr 1872 [Thetford 4b 1098]

Note: In 1871 Robert George was assisting his Uncle George in Sevenoaks with his building, and boarding with him at "The Vines" Sevenoaks. Robert was a grocer and builder in 1891 living in South Street in "South View", South Street, Hockwold. Julia had all her teeth removed in Tunbridge Wells and false teeth inserted all without anaesthetic! He and Julia were my great grandparents and my earliest memory is of Robert picking me up to see over what I remember as a very high wall, but was in reality about two feet in height! I was barely able to walk since he died when I was 1year and 2 months old. He left £493. 8s. 6d to his daughters (£81,300 in 2012 using the average earnings calculation). There was a servant, Lottie LEECH, aged 12, born in Feltwell, living in the household in 1901

Children of Robert George and Julia Morley
1274......Marrianne b 23 Nov 1873 bap 25 Apr 1874 d 11 Jun 1956
Note: Marriane, my grandmother, a diabetic, died in Ipswich Hospital (Anglesey Road Wing) of cardiac failure following cardiac infarction
1275......Rubie Florence b 17 Dec 1892 bap 10 Jan 1893 d 2 Aug 1977 m Alfred ENEFER 2nd qr 1918 Depwade[See Enefer Branch]


1257 John Frederick MORLEY m Charlotte A WHITEHEAD 4th qr 1915 [Sevenoaks 2a 2309]

Children of John and Charlotte
1276......Violet Aurey b 5 Sep1917 Farnham d 2003 Derby m Eriuc E SPARROW
1277......John Francis b 1918 Farnham d 1986 Coventry
1278......Alfred William "Tim" b 21 Oct 1920 [Sevenoaks 2a 1504]
1279......Barbara Edith Clara b 4th qr 1924 [Sevenoaks 2a 1218] d 20 Aug 2009 Poole m Arthur Henry HUGHES 3 Jun 1944 Chevening, Kent

1261 Gertrude Ellen May MORLEY m Georges Christian DRESSEL

Note: Georges, (thought to be of Belgian origin) was a wine waiter in Liverpool after his marriage at the Adelphi Hotel, the son of Jean Elias DRESSEL. At the time he married he lived at 26 Queen's Place, Southwark.

Child of Georges and Gertrude
1280......Laura Christina b 1907

1264 Edith MORLEY m Frank STURMAN (b 1882 Wallesey) 1912 Liverpool

Note: Frank was a travelling musician, playing bass and cello, living in Seacombe, Merseyside at the time of their marriage. They then lived at 37 Falkner Sreet, Liverpool - one of a street of Georgian houses near the Anglican cathedral. Frank joined up in WW1, but because he had a bad chest did'nt go abroad - it is thought he probably played in an orchestra in London. Between the wars, he took two holidays a year working on board the Brittanic, and spending a week each time in New York. In the 1940s he backed Gracie Fields on some records and was a member of the Liverpool Philharmonic.

Children of Frank and Edith
1281......Undine b 1912 Liverpool
1282......Henry (Harry) Frank Leopold b 4 Jan 1915 Liverpool

1265 John Richard MORLEY m Alice B STARLING 2nd qr 1915 [Erpingham 4b 199]

Children of John and Alice
1283......John H b 4th qr 1915 [Erpingham 4b 105]
1284......May J b 1st qr 1918 [Camberwell 1d 1003]
1285......Kenneth R b 2nd qr 1922 [Sevenoaks 2a 1450]

1269 Jennie Elizabeth MORLEY m Charles Leonard SNOOK (b 10 Sep 1900 Limepits, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks d 14 Oct 1978 Otford) abt 1922

Children of Charles and Jennie
1286......Dorcas Elizabeth b 4th qr 1927 [Sevenoaks 2a 1210]
1287......John Patrick b 3rd qr 1931 [Sevenoaks 2a 1454]
1288......Robert William b 3rd qr 1933 [Sevenoaks 2a 1370]

1272 William Charles MORLEY m Olive M CROSHIER 3rd qr 1920 [Sevenoaks 2a 2299]

Child of William and Olive
1289......Dennis C b 1st qr 1923 [Sevenoaks 2a 1398]

1274 Marrianne MORLEY m Alfred OLDMAN 1896

from the Ipswich Journal of 3 Oct 1896

Note: See the Oldman branch

Children of Alfred and Marianne
1290......Harold Morley b 19 Dec 1897 [family bible] bap 21 Apr 1898 Hockwold d 1st qr 1964 [Ashton 10b 85]
Note: Harold worked in a bank most of his life, but was a driver in the Royal Flying Corps in WW1. See the Oldman branch here
1291...... Evelyn Beryl (Mollie) b 26 Jul 1909 Albion House, Harleston d 11 Oct 1986 Ipswich Hospital


1281 Undine STURMAN m Geoffrey Ferris MILNE (b 1910 Toxteth)

Child of Geoffrey and Undine
1292......Janet b 1943 Wallesey

1282 Henry Frank Leopold STURMAN m Audrey HOUGH (b 14 Oct 1915 Wallesey d 11 Feb 1997 Exeter)

Child of Henry and Audrey
1293......Judith b 29 Aug 1948 Oxford

1283 John H MORLEY m Louisa M ROSSER 4th qr 1938 [Sevenoaks 2a 2603]

Child of John and Louisa
1294......Marie L J b 3rd qr 1940 [Sevenoaks 2a 2377]

1285 Kenneth R MORLEY m Rosina R WILKIE 4th qr 1947 [Tonbridge 5b 1919]
Children of Kenneth and Rosina
1295......Christopher S b 4th qr 1948 [Worthing 5H 549]
1296......Jane F b 1st qr 1952[Worthing 5H 472]
1297......Ann G b 2nd qr 1958[Worthing 5H 558]
1298......Robert Steven b 1st qr 1966[Worthing 5H 792]

1291 Evelyn Beryl (Mollie) OLDMAN m Edward Charles GREEN

Note: See the Green branch here

Children of Charles and Mollie
1299......Richard b 25 Sep 1932 Hillmorton, Rugby (me)
1300......James Robert b 5 Apr 1937 83 Westbury Rd Ipswich
1301......Jennifer Mary b 27 Dec 1943 Queenscliffe Cottage, Kesteven Rd Ipswich


1292 Janet MILNE m Franklin OLIVER (b 1928 Liverpool)

Child of Franklin and Janet
1302......Jeanette b 1968 Ormskirk

1293 Judith STURMAN with partner

Child of Judith and partner
1303......Jonathan Martin Henry b 18 Dec 1988 Exeter


1302 Jeanette OLIVER m Stephen Robert RENSHAW (b 1964 Birkenhead)

Children of Stephen and Jeanette
1304......Dean Oliver b 1992 Birkenhead
1305......Thomas b 1994 Birkenhead
1306......Kate Rebecca b 1995 Birkenhead

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