GENEALOGIES OF THE WELSH SAINTS

Genealogy Chart index
Table 1: Race of Eudaf
Table2: Maxen Wledig
Table3: Coel Godebog
Table4: Cunedda
Table5:_Cystennin
Table6: Rodri Mawr
Table7: Emyr_Llydaw & Meurig
Table8a: Amlawdd Wledig
Table8b: Gwrtheyrn Gwrtheneu (Vortigern)
Table9: Early Irish Kings
BONHED Y SEINT contained in:
Harleian MSS. in the British Museum. No. 4181.
This manuscript was in the possession of the Rev. Edward Lhwyd, the learned author of the Archealogia Britannica, about the year 1707 printed in:
Lives of the Cambro British saints, of the fifth and immediate succeeding centuries, from ancient Welsh & Latin mss. in the British Museum and elsewhere, with English translations, and explanatory notes. Pub. for the Welsh Mss. Society, Rees, William Jenkins (1853) pp 592-597 (pdf)
shown in black type
and
Peniarth MS. 16 fo. 53
(A - early 13th century) printed in:
The Lives of the British Saints Vol 4 (Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine) (1907) pp 369-371 (Welsh) (pdf)
and
Llanerch Bonedd found in the Hafod MS. 2 now in Cardiff
(believed to supercede all copies) printed in:
Vitae Sanctorum Britanniae et Genealogiae by A.W. Wade-Evans,
University of Wales Press Board, Cardiff (1944) pp 320-323
shown in purple type.

Other versions are:
Peniarth MS. 45 fo. 53
(B - late 13th century) printed in:
The Lives of the British Saints Vol 4 (Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine) (1907) pp 369-371 (Welsh)
Peniarth MS. 12
(C - early 14th century) printed in:
Y Cymmrodor, vii. 133-4
Hafod MS. 16 (D - c.1400) printed in Revue Celtique, l. 24-29.
Llanstephan MS 28 (E - 1455) printed in Archaeologia Cambrensis (1931),
pp 163 ff.

Peniarth MS 27 (F - 1475-1500) & Peniarth MS 127 (G - 1500)
& Peniarth MS 182 (H - 1514) printed in Revue Celtique 1. 363-87.
Note: Entries 64-71 are contained in Llanstephan MS 28, Peniarth MS 127, 182; entries 72-76 are contained in Peniarth MS 127,128,75; entries 77-99 are contained in Peniarth 128, 75, 177; Llanstephan 187. edited in The Bulletin of The Board of Celtic Studies Volume XVIII pp. 229-252.
  • 1. St. Dewi (David), was the son of Sandde, the son of Ceredig, the son of Cunedda Wledig. His mother was the daughter of Gynyr of Caergawch, in Menevia.
    1. St. Dewi (David), was the son of Sant (possible scribal error: Dewi Sant), the son of Kedic, the son of Keredic, the son of Cuneda Wledic, an his mother Nonn was the daughter of Kenir of Gaer Gauch in Menyv y uamm.
    Shown in genealogy chart 4
    Also see his mother Non's descent from Vortimer son of Vortigern (Note: Seithennin in the genealogy who, according to the story in Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin (Black Book of Carmarthen), was responsible for the sea-defences of Cantre'r Gwaelod (the 'Lowland Hundred') or Maes Gwyddno ('Plain of Gwyddno'), in the kingdom of King Gwyddno Garanhir, but neglected them one night because of his drunkenness. Because of this neglect, the sea overran it.)
  • 2. Dogvael, was the son of Ithael, the son of Ceredig, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    2. Docuael, was the son of Ithael Hael, the son of Keredic, the son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 3. Tyssul, was the son of Corun, the son of Ceredig, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    3. Tyssul, was the son of Corun, the son of Keredic, the son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 4. Caranawg, was the son of Corun, the son of Ceredig, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
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  • 5. Pedyr, was the son of Corun, the son of Ceredig, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    4. Pedyr, was the son of Corun, the son of Keredic, the son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 6. Teilio, was the son of Enoc, the son of Hydwn Dwn, the son of Ceredig, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    5. Teiliav, was ' the son of Eusych, the son of Hydwn Dwnn, the son of Keredic, the son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 7. Gwynllyw, was the son of Cyngar, the son of Garthawg, the son of Ceredig, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    7. Guynlleu, was the son of Kyngar, was the son of Garthauc, the son of Keredic, the son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 8. Avan Buallt, was the son of Cedig, the son of Ceredig, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    6. Auan Buellt, was the son of Kedic, the son of Keredic, the son of Cuneda Wledic, and Decued, the daughter of Degit Voel of Benllyn, was his mother.
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  • 9. Cyngar, was the son of Garthawg, the son of Ceredig, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
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  • 10. Cyndeyrn, [was the son of Cyngar?], the son of Garthawg, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
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  • 11. Cynvelyn, was the son of Bleiddud, the son of Meiriawn, the son of Tybiawn, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    8. Kenuelyn was the son of Bleiddud, the son of Meiryawn, the son of Tibyaun, the son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 12. Edeyrn, was the son of Beli, the son of Rhun, the son of Maelgwn, the son of Cadwallawn Llaw Hir, the son of Einion Yrth, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    10. Edern, was the son of Nud, was the son of Beli, the son of Run, the son of Maelgun Gwyned, the son of Catwallaun Llauhir, the son of Einyaun Yrth, the son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 13. Einion, king in Lleyn, and Seiriol in the upper part of Anglesey, and Meiriawn in the Cantred of Merthyr Meiriawn, were sons of Owain Danwyn, the son of Einion Yrth, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    9. Einnyaun, king in Lleyn, and Seiryoel in Penmon, and Meiryaun in the Cantref (Aberffraw), were sons of Ewein Danwyn, the son of Einnyaun Yrth, the son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 14. Cadwaladr Vendigaid, (the blessed,) was the son of Cadwallawn, the son of Cadvan, the son of lago, the son of Beli, the son of Rhun, the son of Maelgwn, the son of Cadwallawn Llaw Hir, the son of Einion Yrth, the son of Cunedda Wledig.
    11. Catwalader the Blessed, was the son of Catwallaun, the son of Catvan, the son of Yago, the son of Beli, the son of Run, the son of Maelgun, the son of Catwallaun Llauhir, the son of Einnyaun Yrth, the son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 15. Deiniol, was the son of Dynawd Vawr, the son of Pabo Post Prydain; and Deuer, the daughter of Lleinawg, was his mother.
    12. Deinnyoell, was the son of Dunaut Uwrr, the son of Pabo Post Prydein; and Dwywei, the daughter of Llennauc, was his mother.
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  • 16. Eurgen, was the daughter of Maelgwn Gwynedd, the son of Cadwallawn Llaw Hir, the son of Einion Yrth, son of Cunedda Wledig.
    56. Eurgain was the daughter of Maelgwn Gwynedd, son of Cadwallawn Llawhir, son of Einion Yrth, son of Cunedda Wledig.
    57. Eurgein was the daughter of Vaelgwn Gwyned, son of Cadwallaun Llauhir, son of Einnyaun Yrth, son of Cuneda Wledic.
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  • 17. Assa (Asaph), was the son of Sawyl Benuchel [read: Benisel] , the son of Pabo Post Prydain; and Gwenassed, the daughter of Rhun Hael of Reinawc, was his mother.
    13. Assa, was the son of Sawyl Bennuchel, the son of Pabo Post Prydein; and Guenassed, the daughter of Rein Hael of Reinwc, was his mother.
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  • 18. Cyndeyrn, [in error: the son of] Garthwys (Kentigern), was the son of Owain, the son of Urien; and Deny, the daughter of Llawddyn Llueddawg, of the city of Edinburgh in the north, was his mother.
    18. Kyndeyrn, was the son of Garthwys, the son of Owein, the son of Yryen; and Dinw, the daughter of Lewdvn Lluydauc, was his mother.
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  • 19. Gorwst, was the son of Gwaithhengar, the son of Elphin, the son of Urien; and Eirgorby the daughter of Clydno of Edinburgh was his mother.
    15. Gorwst, was the son of Gueith Hengaer, the son of Elfin, the son of Vryen; and Euronwy the daughter of Glytno Edin was his mother.
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  • 20. Cadell, was the son of Urien, the son of Rhun.
    16. Catyel was the son of Vryen.
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  • 21. Buan, was the son of Ysgun, the son of Llywarch Hen.
    21. Buan was the son of Esgun, the son of Llewarch Hen.
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  • 22. Lleuddad in Bardsey, and Baglan in Coel, and Eleri at Pennant Gwytherin in Rhyvoniawg, and Terygon Iscoed. were the sons of Dingad, the son of Nudd Hael, the son of Senilli, the son of Cedig, the son of Dyvnwal, the son of Ednyved, the son of Maxen Wledig; and Thenoi, daughter of Llewddyn Llueddawg, of the city of Edinburgh in the north, was his mother.
    18. St. Lleudat in Enlli, and Baglan in Coet Alun, and Eleri at Pennant Gwytherin in Rywynyauc, and Thygwy and Thiuriauc at Keredigyaun Iscoet, were the sons of Dingat, the son of Nud Hael, the son of Senyllt, the son of Kedic, the son of Dyuyniwal Hen (Dyfnwal Hen fails here see Harleian_3859 #5), the son of Edneuet (Ednyfed), the son of Maxen Wledic; and Thynoy, daughter of Llewdwn Lluydyauc, of Dinas Eidin in the north, was his mother.
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  • 23. Cadvan (Saint Cadfan) in Bardsey, was the son of Eneas Ledewic of Armorica; and Gwen Teirbron, daughter of Emyr Llydaw, was his mother. (See 81)
    19. St. Catvan in Enilli, was the son of Eneas Ledewic of Lydav; and Gvenn Teir Bronn, daughter of Emhyr Llydav, was his mother.
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  • 24. Hennwyen (Henwyn) was the son of Gwyndaf Hen of Armorica, parish priest of Gawan, and the saints which were with him in Bardsey, Cynan, and Dochwy, and Mael, and Sulien, and Tanog, and Eithras, and Llewyn, and Llenab, and Tegwyn, came with Cadvan to this island.
    20. Hewyn was the son of Gwyndaf Hen of Llydau, parish priest of Gatuan, and the saints which were with him in Enlli were: Kenon, and Dochtwy, and Mael, and Sulyen, and Thanwc, and Eithras, and Llywen, and Llyuab, and Thegwyn, a doethant o Lydau ygyt a Chatuan er enys honn.
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  • 25. Padarn, was the son of Pedrwn, the son of Emyr Llydaw, cousin to Cadvan.
    21. Padern was the son of Petrwn, the son of Emhyr Llydav, cousin to Gatuan.
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  • 26. Tydecho, was the son of Amwn Ddu, son of Emyr Llydaw, cousin to Cadvan.
    22. Tedecho was the son of Annvn Du, son of Emhyr Llydav, cousin to Gatuan.
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  • 27. Triniaw (Trunio), was the son of Dinwc, son of Emyr Llydaw, cousin to Cadvan.
    23. Trunnyav was the son of Diuwng, son of Emhyr Llydav, cousin to Gatuan.
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  • 28. Maelrys, was the son of Gwyddno, son of Emyr Llydaw, cousin to Cadvan.
    24. Maelrys was the son of Gwydno, son of Emhyr Llydav, cousin to Gatuan.
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  • 29. Tegai in Maes Llanglassawg in Arllechwedd, and Trillo in Dineirth in Rhos, were sons of Ithael Hael of Armorica; and Llechyd in Arllechwedd was their sister.
    25. Tygei in Maes Llan glassauc, and Therillo in Dineirth in Ros, were sons of Ithael Hael of Lydav.
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  • 30. Cybi, was the son of Selyv, the son of Geraint, the son of Erbin, son of Cystenyn Gomeu.
    26. Kebi was the son of Selyf, the son of Gereint, the son of Erbin, son of Gustennin Gorneu.
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    27. Yestin, was the son of Gereint, the son of Erbin, son of Gustennin Gorneu.
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  • 31. Patric (St. Patrick), was the son of Alfred, the son of Goronwy of Wareddawg in Arvoii.
    28. Padric (St. Patrick) was the son of Aluryt, the son of Goronwy of Waredauc in Aruon (Arfon).
    (Notes: The father's name 'Aluryt' is Middle Irish mac Alp(h)rainn, itself a corruption of 'mac Calphuirn', confused with the Anglo-Saxon name Alfred - See Jstor: Two Lives of St. Patrick by Byrne & Francis;
    the grandfather'd name 'Goronwy' corresponds to the Gorniad, Gornuith, Cornuith, Cornuil, etc., who appears as great-great-grandfather of Patrick in the various Irish versions of his pedigree;
    'Waredauc in Aruon' (Arfon) is probably the hamlet in Angelsey is called Llanfairynghornwy and Llanbadrig (the Church of St. Patrick) located in Angelsey commemorates his birthplace before his abduction.)
  • 32. Cadvarch (Saint) in Aberych (Capel Anelog under Averdaron) in Lleyn, and Thangwn in Anglesey, and Maethlu in Carvedawr in Anglesey, were sons of Caradoc Vreichvras, the son of Llyr Merini.
    29. St. Caduarch in Abererch in Lleyn, and Thangwn in Langoet in Mon, and Amaethlu (Maethlu) in Carnedaur in Mon, were sons of Caradauc Ureichuras, the son of Llyr Marini.
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  • 33. Beino, was the son of Bugi, son of Gwynllyw, son of Glywys, son of Tegid, son of Cadell; and Pheren, daughter of Llevddyn Llwyddawg of the city of Edinburgh in the north, was his mother.
    30. Beino (Beuno) was the son of Hywgy, son of Guynllyw, son of Gliwis, son of Tegit, son of Cadell; and Pherferen, daughter of Lewdwn Lluydauc of the city of Dinas Edin in the north, was his mother.
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  • 34. Canneu (Saint) (Cammarch), was the son of Gwynllyw, son of Glywys, son of Tegid, son of Cadell of Llangadoc in Gwent.
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    31. St. Kynvyw (Cynvyw), was the son of Gwynllyv, son of Gliwis, son of Tegyt, son of Cadell.
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    32. St. Cadwc (Cadog, Cadoc), was the son of Gwynllyv, son of Gliwis (Glywys), son of Tegit, son of Cadell.
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  • 35. Tyssilio,was the son of Brochwel Ysgythrog, son of Cyngen, son of Cadell Deyrnllwg; and Arddun, daughter of Pabo Post Prydain of the north, was his mother.
    33. Tyssilyav, was the son of Brochuael Esgithrauc, son of Kyngen, son of Cadell Dyrnlluc; and Ardun Benn ascell, daughter of Pabo Post Prydain, was his mother.
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  • 36. Llywelyn of Trallwng, was [the son of Bleidud], the son of Tegonwy, the son of Teon, son of Gwyneu Dau Vreiddwyd; and St. Gwrnerth (Saint) daughter of Llywelyn was his mother.
    34. Llewelyn of Bleidud was the son of Tegonwy, the son of Teon, son of Gwinneu deu ureudvyt.
    35. St. Gurnerth, was the son of St. Llywelyn of Trallung.
    (Notes: Mostyn 117 #3 shows "Lles llawuedawc" (possibly Llewelyn) "m. Co... duusasa m. Eorf m. Kaenawc" (unknown) "m. Tegonwy m. Teon m. Gwineu deu ureudwyt" ( the son of Tegonwy, the son of Teon, son of Gwinneu deu ureudvyt) and so on, up to Beli Mawr.)
  • 37. Elhaern in Maes Cegidva in Powys, and Llwchaearn in Cedewain, and Cynhaearn in the island of Cynhaearn in Eivionydd were sons of Hygarvael (Gerfael), son of Cyndrwyn of Llys Tynwynon in Caer Einion in Powys, Einion in Yirgrpriws. W. T. O. Llys Tinewyn of the town Llysfyw-wynwyn in Caer Einion, in another MS. in his possession.
    36. Elhaern in Kegitua in Powys, and Llwchaern in Kedewyng, and Chynhaern in Eidyonyd were sons of Keruael, son of Kendrwyn of Lestin Wynnan in Kereinnyaun.
  • 38. Gwyddvarch, was the son of Amalarus, prince of Pwyl.
    37. Gwyduarch in Meiuot was the son of Amalarus, prince of Pwyl.
  • 39. Ystyphan ,was the son of Mawan, son of Cyngen, son of Cadell Deyrnllwg.
    38. Stiphan was the son of Mawon, son of Kyngen, son of Cadell Dyrnlluc.
  • 40. Pedrawg, was the son of Clemens (Glywys , prince in Cernwy), Tudclud and Gwynodl in Arvon, and Merin and Tudno in Hyngredwr, and Senewyr, were sons of Seithenin king of Maes Gwyddno, (Lived in Caernarvon) whose land the sea overflowed.
    39. Pedrauc was the son of Clemens prince of Gernyv.
  • 41. Tudclud, and Gwynodl, ("they" (substitute "Lhy" (Lleyn))* in Arvon) and Merin and Tudno in the Hyngredwr, and Senewyr, were sons of Seithenin, king of Maes Gwyddno, (Lived in Carnarvon) whose land the sea overflowed.
    40. Tutclyt, and Guynnoedyl and Merin and Thudno in Kyngreauder, and Senneuyr, were sons of King Seithennin, of Vaes Gwydno, whose land the sea overflowed.
  • 42. Perio, (Saint) was a Cardinal of Rouen.
    41. St. Perio was a Cardinal of Rvuein.
  • 43. Boda and Gwynnin and Brothen (Saint), were the sons of Glannawg, son of Helig Voel of Tynno Helyg.
    42. Bodo and Guynnun and St. Brothen were the sons of Glannauc, son of Dyno Helyg guyr hevyt, whose land the sea overflowed.
  • 44. Tyvrydog in Anglesey, and Dilienyr in Bodfari in Tegeingle, and Teyrnawg in Dyffryn Clwyd, and Tudur in Darowen in Cyveiliawg, were brothers, and the sons of Hawystyl Gloff; and Dianned daughter of Amlawdd Wledig was their mother.
    43. Tyurydauc in Mon, and Diheyuyr in Motyuarru in Tegeingil, and Theyrnauc in Deffrynt Clwyt and Thuder in Dar ewein of Ke(uei)llyauc, were brothers, and the sons of Hawystyl Gloff, and Marchell, the sister of Dwy(ann)ed (Tywanwedd), the daughter of Amalavd Wledyc (Amlawdd Wledig) their mother.
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  • 45. Ceidio, was the son of Ynyr Gwent.
    44. Keidyau was the son of Enyr Guent.
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  • 46. Madrun, was the daughter of Vortimer, king of this island; and Amwn was her handmaid.
    45. Madrun was the daughter of Wertheuyr, king of the island of Brideyn; and Anhun was her handmaid.
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End of Peniarth MS 16

  • 47. Tegvan (Saint) in Anglesey, was the son of Caerclydwys, son of Cyngu, son of Yspwys, son of Cadrawd Calchvynydd; and Cenau, daughter of Tewdwr Mawr, was his mother.
    46. St. Tecuan in Mon, was the son of Carcludwys, son of Kyngu, son of Yspwys, son of Cadraut Calchuenyd.
    47. Elyen Keimyat, son of Alltu Redeguac, son of Carcludwys, son of [Kyngu] son of Yspwys, son of Cadraut Calchuen[yd and Thec]nav, daughter of Teudwr Maur, was his mother.
  • 48. Elaeth (king) was the son of Meyric, the son of Idno; and Onnengrec, daughter of Gwallawg, son of Lleenawg, was his mother.
    48. El[aeth Vre]nhin son of Meuryc, the son of Idno and Onnen, daughter of Wallauc, son of Lleennauc, was his mother.
  • 49. Mechyll, was the son of Echwydd, the son of Gwyn Gohoew.
    49. Mechyl was the son of Echwys, the son of Gwyn Gohoew.
  • 50. Cowy, was the son of Ynyr mem hen; and Camell, wife of Ovot Angharad in Golimaun, was his mother.
    50. Kwyuyen was the son of Bwrrwinen Hen; and Cainell, wife of Uot Angharad in Coleiavn, was his mother.
  • 51. Devnawg (Saint), was the son of Cawrdaf, son of Caradawg Vraichvras.
    51. St. Dyfnauc was the son of Medraut, son of Caurdaf, son of Caradauc Ureichuras.
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  • 52. Collen, was the son of Petron, son of Coleddawg, son of Gwynwc; (See Triad 74 Coledawg son of Gwynn) [delete as copied from below and Melangell, daughter of Cynelch, son of Tidwal Tudclud of Ethin, an Irishwoman, was his mother.]
    52. Collen was the son of Petrwn, son of Coledauc, son of Guynn.
  • 53. Melangell was the daughter of Ricwlff, son of Tudawal Tutclyt and Ethni Wydeles was his mother.
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  • 54. Idloes, was the son of Gwyddvali, son of Llawrodedd Varvawg of Nidan in Anglesey, son of Goronwy, son of Pasgen, son of Urien.
    54. Idloes was the son of Gwydnabi, son of Lauurodet Uaruauc.
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  • 55. Nidan in Anglesey, was the son of Gwrvyw, the son of Pasgen, son of Urien Dwynoel. W. T. of Deivr and Bryneich.
    55. Nidan in Mon, was the son of Guruyw, the son of Pasken, son of Vryien.
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  • 56. Ovy hael was the son of Pryder (See Triad 74 Coledawg son of Gwynn), son of Dolor dwfyr, of the Ervis, and Bryneich in the north.
    56. Dwyuael was the son of Pryder (See Triad 75 Pryderi son of Doler of Deira and Bernicia), son of Dolor Deiuyr, of the Deivyr and Brennych in the north.
  • 57. Lloniaw Llawhir (Leuddad), was the son of Alan Vergan, son of Emyr Llydaw.
    58. Llonyav Llavuwr was the son of Alan Fyrgan, son of Emhyr Llydav.
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  • 58. Gwynawg and Nwython,were sons of Gildas, son of Caw.
    58. Guynnauc and Noethon were sons of Gildas, son of Caw.
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  • 59. Gwrhai, was the son of Caw of Penystrwyed.
    59. Gurhei, was the son of Caw of Bennystrywyeyt in Arwystli.
  • 60. Garmavn, son of Ridicus ac en oes Gortheyrn Gortheneu e doeth er enys [honn ac Ffreinc pan hanoed.]
  • 62. [Dona of Mon son of Selyf, son of Kenan Garwyn, son of Brochuael Esgithrauc, son of Kyngen, son of Cadell Dyrnlluc, son of Brydw, son of Ruduedel Urych, son of Eudeyrn, son of Gortheyrn, son of Gortheyrn Gortheneu.]
  • 63. [St. Peblic en Caer en Aruon, son of Maxen Wledic amherawdyr Ruuein, and Elen daughter of Eudaf is his mother.]
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Added ones follow. See note at the beginning.

  • 64. Eluoc sant ap Tecwlit o Gaer Gybi.
    Elwad vab Cowlwyd a vu escop y Nghaer Gybi pan oed oedran Christ 773.
  • 65. Saeran ap Geraint saer Ewerddon.
  • 66. Siatt o Redynvre ap Kadvan Llwytkoed (was presumed to be Lichfield, but more likely Wirksworth where an elaborate coffin stone exists that may parallel the poem on the "Death of Cynddylan" from the Welsh Annals).
  • 67. Sanffraid verch Kadwthach Wyddel.
  • 68,69. Cynhaval sant ap Argud (See Triad 7 Cynhavel son of Argad) ap Kadvarch o Lyyn ap Karadoc vriechvras, a Dubrawst or Tithlwmiaid i vam (Tubrawst is the mother of Cynhaval).
  • 70,71. Osswallt ap Oswydd aelwyn ap Ydolorec vrenin ap Eda Glynuawr (See Triad 30 Eda Great-Knee) ap Gwynbei drahawc (See Triad 23 Sawyl the lofty headed) ap Mwc Mawr Drevydd ap Offa kyllellvawr, vrenin Lloegr, y gwr a ymladdodd yn erbyn Arthvr y Ngwaith Vadon.
  • 72. Egryn ap Gwydir drwm ap Gwedrawc ap Geraint ap Garanawc [delete ap] Glewddigar ap Kynnwac ap Rychwain varvoc o Vod Rychwain yn Ros, ac Eneilian verch (See Triad 66 Eviliau, wife of Gwydyr Trwm) Gadvan ap Iago i vam.
  • 73. Digain yn Llann Gernyw ap Custenin Gornev, ac Erbin ap Custenin i vrawd.
  • 74. Kedwyn ap Gwgon gwron ap Predur ap Eliver gosgorddvawr, (a Madrvn verch Gwrtheyrn gwrthenev oedd i vam).
  • 75. Mevgant ap Kyndaf, gwr or Ysrael.
  • 76. Knygar a Isetin a Cattw a Selyf, meibion Geraint ap Erbin ap Custnenin Gornev ap Kynvar ap Tudwal ap Kurmwr, (nev Morvawr o henw arall), ap Caden ap Kynan ap Evdaf (Eudaf) ap Caradoc ap Bran ap Llyr lediaith.
  • 77. Pevlan a Gwyngenav, meibion Pevl hen o Vanaw a Gwennvavn i chwaer.
  • 78 Kynvarwy ap Awy Ivyddawc o Geyrnyw.
  • 79. Anghenell verch Elissav ap Gwelawc ap Beli ap Mael meingan ap Sselyf ssarf kadav ap Kynan garwyn ap Brochwel ysgithroc.
  • 80. Dwywau a Dervel gadran, meibion Howel ap Emyr Llydaw.
    Show in genealogy chart 7
  • 81. Tyvabo (Ty-vabo Church at Llandinabo of Inabwy (Iunapeius)) a Distir a Distain, meibion Rvn ap Eneas ledewic o Lydaw. (See 23)
  • 82. Gargvnan a Ssilin, meibion Ronan ledewic o Lydaw.
  • 83. Garmoniawn ap Petrwn wledic o Lydaw (father of St. Padarn).
  • 84. Tekwyn ap Gwyddno hen ap Ymaelaris brenin y Pwyl.
  • 85. Efadier a Gwrial, plant Llawvrodedd varchoc o Archvedd verch Arthur i mam.
  • 86. Kynlluc ap Kynan genhir ap Kynwyd Kynwydion ap Kynvelyn ap Arthrwys ap Mar ap Kenav ap Koel godeboc.
  • 87. Elgan (Elyan). Eigrad a Dyfnwy [duplicate: a Dyfnaw] yn Llan y Ddeusant (Llanddeusant), Keidio yn y Rrodwydd ac Afarwy (Gofrogwy - Church Llangwyllog) ac Aneu yn y Koetanav. Gwrddelw a Gwrhydwf. (Sons of Caw in Angelsey.)
  • 88. Iddew Korn Brydain traitor in Rhonabwy's Dream ap Kowrda (Cawrdaf) ap Kriadoc vreichvras ab Llyr merini.
  • 89. Kathan (Tathan) ap Kowrda ap Kriadoc vreichvras ab Llyr merini.
  • 90. Tydech ap Gildas ab Kaw.
  • 91 Rhwydrys vab Rwydrhieni brenin Conach o Iwerddon.
  • 92. Ailvyw vab Dirdan a Danhadlwen verch Ynyr o Gaer Gawch i vam. (Baptized St. David)
  • 93. Vst a Dyfnig y saint yn Llannwrin y Nghyfeilioc.
  • 94. Cynllo sant yn Rayadr Gwy vab Mar vab Cenav vab Coel.
  • 95. Doget vrenhin ap Cedic ap Cunedha wledic.
  • 96. Cedol sanct y Mhlwyf Pentir wrth Vangor vawr y Ngwynedh.
  • 97. S. Silin y Ngwrexam ap Howel ap Ymyr Llydaw.
  • 98. Euan ap Llywelyn, gwas Patrig, fanach sant Cerig y Dridion, ar llyn y Ngeinnech.
  • 99. Stephan verthyr ap Symion ap Zacheus. (From the Bible)
  • 100. Iewryd sant ap Kynyr o Gaer Gawch y Mynyw. (Saint of Bodewryd in Angelsey, maternal uncle of St. David)


* See suggestion of E. Breese 1876
ACHAU Y SAINT (Pedigees of the Welsh Saints) contained in:
Harleian MSS. in the British Museum. No. 4181.
This Manuscript was once in the possession of John Lewis, Esq. of Llanwenny, in the county of Radnor, about the time of Queen Elizabeth printed in:
Lives of the Cambro British saints. Pub. for the Welsh Mss. Society, Rees, William Jenkins (1853) pp 598-601 (pdf)
and
Bonedd Seint Kymry (Peniarth MS. 45) contained in:
The Lives of the British Saints Vol 4 (Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine) (1907) pp 371-373 (Welsh)
  • There were three stocks of Saints of the island of Britain, the children of Brychan, the children of Cunedda Wledig, and the children of Caw of Britain.
  • 1. Cynan, and Dochwyn, and Mael, and Sulien, and Tanawg, and Cyndochwyn. Mael and Sulien and Tanawg were the sons of Cynwyd Cynwydion, son of Cynvelyn, son of Arthwys, son of Ceneu, son of Coel.
  • 4. Lleuddad, and Eithras, and Tegwyn came with Cadvan to this island.
  • 7. Cristiolus, and Rhystud, and Dervel Gadarn were sons of Howel Vychan, son of Howel, son of Ynyr Llydaw.
    Show in genealogy chart 7
  • 10. Cwyen was the son of Caffi of Lleyn.
  • 11. Cattwg and Ceneu were sons of Cynllo, son of Glywys.
  • 18. Edgyn and Cyngar were the sons of Geraint, son of Erbin.
    Show in genealogy chart 5
  • 15. Gildas was the son of Caw of Britain.
  • 16. Peblig, in Caernarvon, was son of Maxen Wledig, Emperor of Rome, by Elen, daughter of Eudav (Eudaf).
  • 17. Gwrhei of Penstrywed, and Gallgov, and Cynnais, and Usdig, and Cyveiliog were sons of Caw, of Britain.
  • 22. Silwen was daughter of Geraint, son of Erbin.
  • 23. Sliav, of Elian Ceimiad was son of Allvvn ddu, son Cyngu, son of Ysbwys, son of Cadrod Caleb vynydd, out of Gwen, daughter of Tewdwr Mawr.
  • 24. Rhydegawg was son of Carchclydais, son of Ysbwys, son of Cadrod Calchvynydd.
  • 25. Garmon, (Germanus) was the son of Ridigus, who in the time of Gwrtheyrn Gwrthenau, (Vortigern) came from France to this island to dwell therein.
  • 26. Melyd, bishop of London, was from the country of Rome.
  • 27. Eilunwy and Dyrdaw, saint Brothen, were children of Helig, son of Glanawg.
  • 29. Iddaw was son of Gwrgu.
  • 30. Saint Fraid was daughter of Duthach, an Irishman.
  • 31. Pawl was son of Pawlpolins.
  • 32. Pedrog was son of Clemens, earl of Cornwall.
  • 33. lestyn was the son of Geraint, son of Erbin, son of Cystennin.
  • 34. Gwrnerth (Saint) was son of Llywelyn, son of Trallwng.
  • 35. Dyvnawg (Saint) was son of Medrawd, son of Cawrdaf, son of Caradoc Vraichvras, son of Llyr Merini.
  • 36. Collen was son of Gwynawg, son of Coledawg, son of Caradoc Vraichvras; and Erthin, an Irishwoman, was his mother.
  • 37. Dona in Graffyhoed in Anglesey was son of Selyv, son of Cyuan Garwyn, son of Brochwel Ysgythrog.
  • 38. Elnog (Saint) was son of Tudclud of Holyhead.
  • 39. Saeren in Llanynys in Dyffryn Clwyd.
  • 40. Cynhaval (Saint) in Dyffryn Clwyd.
  • 41. Oswald was son of Oswe Adlwyn, son of Ethelred (king.)
  • 42. Eda Elyn mawr was son of Gwynber Dorchog, son of Mug Mawr drefydd, son of Alla Gyllell vawr, and was the man who fought with Arthur, in the battle of Modred.
  • 43. Brychan was the son of Corinawg, king of Ireland; and Marchell, the daughter of Tewdrig, son of Dyddflech, son of Teithin, son of Tathall, son of Amwn Ddu, the king of Greece, was his mother.
  • 44. Gwawrddydd was a daughter of Brychan in Towyn.
  • 45. Tydew was daughter of Brychan in the isle of Man.
  • 46. Elined was daughter of Brychan in Crug Gorawal.
  • 47. Cederig was daughter of Brychan.
  • 48. Gwen was daughter of Brychan, in Talgarth.
  • 49. Cenedlon was daughter of Brychan, in Mynydd Kymorth.
  • 50. Clydau was daughter of Brychan, in Emlyn.
  • 51. Ceinwen was daughter of Brychan; and 52, Dwynwen, was his daughter in Anglesey.
  • 53. Hawystl was daughter of Brychan.
  • 54. Gwladus was daughter of Brychan, and mother of Saint Cattwg (Cadog, Catoc) son of Gwynllyw.
    Show in genealogy chart 6
  • 55. Arianwen was daughter of Brychan, and wife of lorwerth Hirflaidd, or Hirflawdd.
  • 56. Tydwall was daughter of Brychan, and wife of Cyngen, son of Cadell Deyrnllwg, and the mother of Brochwel Ysgythrog.
  • 57. Gwawr was daughter of Brychan, and wife of Elidir Lydanwyn.
  • 58. Gwenvrewi was wife of Cadrod Calchvynydd.
  • 59. Eleri was daughter of Brychan, and wife of Ceredig the son of Cunedda Wledig, and mother of Sandde, the father of Dewi.
  • 60. Kededr (Saint) had Goleu, daughter of Brychan, in Llaniestyn, for his mother.
  • 62. Cynvran, Cynbryd, and Dwynwen were children of Brychan of Brycheiniog.
  • 65. Tydwen, Edwen, Gwenriw were daughters of Brychan of Bryclieiniog. Brychan had three wives, Eurbrawst, and Cybrawst, and Faestre.
  • 69. Ascun Buallt was the son of Cedig, son of Ceredig, son of Cunedda Wledig; and Tegwedd, daughter of Tegid voel of Penllyn, was his mother.
  • 70. Edeyrn was the son of Nudd, the son of Beli, the son of Rhun, the son of Maelgwn Gwynedd, son of Cadwallon Llawhir, son of Einion Yrth, son of Cunedda Wledig.
  • 71. Llewelyn of Trallwng was the son of Bleuddydd, the son of Tegonwy, the son of Teon, the son of Gwineu Dau-freuddwyd.
  • 72. Tyfrydawg, and Dier, and Tyrnawg, and Tudyr were sons of Arwystl gloff; and Marchell their sister was of Diwanedd; the daughter of Amlawdd Wledig was their mother.
    Show in genealogy chart 8a
  • 76. Ceidaw was the son of Ynyr Gwent; and Madryn the daughter of Ynyr (Mistake for Gwerthefyr - Vortimer), king of the island of Britain, was his mother.
    Show in genealogy chart 2
  • 77. Nwython and Peredur Gwynog were sons of Gildas, the son of Caw of Britain.
  • 79, The names of the seven happy cousins likewise were: Beino son of Insi, Cawrdav son of Caradog, Deinoel son of Dunawd Vawr, Seiriol son of Owen Danwyn, Dewi son of Sandde, and Cybi son of Selif.

DE SITU BRECHENIAUC (the Circumstances of Brychan) (oldest) and
COGNACIO BRYCHAN (the Kin of Brychan) (Full translation.)
A more reliable list of sons and daughters of Brychan has been complied by comparing each name to the three leading authorities
De Situ Brecheniauc, Cognacio Brychan and Jesus College MS. 20.

The Sons of Brychan.

The three leading authorities, i.e. the De Situ, the Cog- nacio and Jesus College MS. 20 agree as to the following eight sons:

  • 1. Kynauc the saint of Merthyr Cynog.
  • 2. Rein Dremrud who succeeded his father [cf. Cair Eein = Aconbury Hill, in Herefordshire, Book of Llandav].
  • 3. Clytguin conqueror of the Deheubarth [cf. Llanglydwyn in West Carmarthenshire] father of
    • (a) St. Clydauc [Clodock on River Munnow in Herefordshire] .
    • (b) St. Dettu [Llandetty on River Usk in Breconshire] .
  • 4. Arthen [cf. Llanarthen, west of Marshfield in S.W. Monmouthshire] .
  • 5. Papay.
  • 6. Dynigat in Llandovery [cf. also Merthir Dincat = Dingestow (Mon.), Book. of Llandav].
  • 7. Berwin in"Cornwallia".
  • 8. Rydoc in"Francia", etc.

They disagree as to the following three names which, however, they all regard as those of Brychanites:

  • 9. Kynon [ap Brychan D.S. and JC 20.; ap Arthen Cog.]
  • 10. Pascent [ap Brychan D.S.; ap Dingat Cog. and JC 20.]
  • 11. Cyflifer [ap Brychan D.S. and Cog.; ap Dingat JC 20.]

Both the Cognacio and JC 20 introduce these two additional narnes, which are unnumbered:

  • Marthaerun Cog. or Marcharairjun JC 20. in Cyfeiliog.
  • Run Cog. or Runan JC 20. in Manan or Manaw.

The Daughters of Brychan.

Our three authorities are agreed as to all the married daughters of Brychan, eleven in number with approximate dates of husbands shown:

  • 1. Meleri wife of Ceredig (b. c410) , mother of Sant, St. David's father.
    • 2. Gladus (Gwladus) wife of Gwynllwg (b. c460) and mother of St. Cadoc.
      Show in genealogy chart 6
    • 3. Tutglid wife of Kenken (Cyngen b. c460)son of Kenwaur Cadcathuc, mother of Cadell, etc.
    • 4. Nyuein (Nyfain) wife of Cynfarch Cul (b. c480), mother of Urien.
    • 5. Guaur (Gwawr) wife of [Elidyr] Llydanwyn (b. c490), mother of Llywarch Hen.
    • 6. Marchell wife of Gwrin Barfdrwch (b. c490) of Meirionydd.
    • 7. Luan mother of Aidan (Aedan mac Gabrain and) Bradouc (Brandub mac Echach, King of Leinster (d, 604) were the sons of Fedelm).
    • 8. Gurycon Godheu Gwrygon Goddeu (b. c550?) wife of Cadrod Calchfynydd.
    • 9. Aranwen (b. c770) in Powys, wife of Iorwerth Hirflawdd, whence Iorwerthion.
    • 10. Hunyd wife of Tudwal Pefr and mother of St. Cynin.
    • 11. Kehingayr mother of St. Cynidr of Glasebury.

    They are also agreed as to the following nine un- married daughters:

    • 12. Tudeuel in Merthyr Tydvil [and Llysworney. Cf. also Hafod Tydvil in the Gwaun valley, N. Pem.]
    • 13. Tudhistil in Merthyr Tudhistil [wherever this may be. Cf. Llanawstl in Machen (Monmouthshire)]
    • 14. Tibyei in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire [also Lamphey (Pem.), etc.]
    • 15. Kerdych at Towyn in Merioneth.
    • 16. Guen in Talgarth.
    • 17. Kein in Llangeinor, Glam. [This is Kein Wyry', or Keyne the Virg-in of Keynsham (Somerset), Kentchurch (Herefordshire), etc].
    • 18. Keneython in Llang-ynheiddon on Mt. Cyfor at Kidweli.
    • 19. Clydei in Clydey in Emlyn, N.E. Pem.
    • 20. Duyn m Anglesey at Llanddwyn.

    The following- four appear in at least two of our authorities:

    • 21. Goleu in Laneschin [cf. Glan Hesg-yn in Llanfair Culg-udden (Monmouthshire) JC 20 appears to have this name erroneously prefixed to Hunyd under the form Goleudyd gwreic Tutwawl Beper]
    • 22. Eiliueth on the hill, once known as Cruc Gors Auail near Brecon. [Gerald's Itinerary, i, 2. JC 20's Felis may represent this saint.]
    • 23. Bethan in Mannia. [D.S. and Cog.]
    • 24. Ilud in Llanilid, Hhuthyn, Glam. D.S. and JC 20]

    The following, which are unnumbered, only appear in one of our three authorities, and with the exception of Belyau are clearly intended to complete the traditional number of twenty-four.

    • Belyau. D.S. only.
    • Kenedlon apud Mynyd Kymorth. Cog. only. This is merely a repetition of Koneidon apud Kydwely in monte Kyfor. No. 18.
    • Tutlith yn Llys Eonwy ygwlat vorgan. JC 20 only. A hybrid form of Tutglid and Tydfil. The addition, however, is interesting and refers to Lisworney near Cowbridge. Lewis in his Top. Dict. of Wales (1833) says that the church of Llysworney is "dedicated" to St. Tydfil. See also p. xlvj in the excellent appendices to John Griffith's Ediuard II in Glamorgan (1904).
    • Rinhidyr a mistake for St. Cynidr son of Kehingayr daughter of Brychan. JC 20 only.
    The above is from "Brychan Documents" in Y Cymmrodor vol 19 (pdf)

  • Genealogies contained in the Lives of Saints

    Life of of St. Cadoc (MS. Cotton Vesp. A xiv)

    (Lives of the Cambro British saints by William Jenkins Rees (1853) corrected by
    Colation to Rees' Lives of Cambro British Saints (pdf))
    • "... Constantius begat Maximian, with whom the soldiers of the Britons went out from Britain, and he it was who killed Gratian, emperor of the Romans, and he held the empire of all Europe, and on account of their valour did not allow the fighting men, whom he brought with him from Britain, to return to their native land, but assigned them several provinces and regions, even from the pooi, which is on the top of Mount Jove as far as the city, Cantguic by name, and as far as the western mound, that is, Crug Ochideint. And from those knights is sprung the race, which is called Lettau (Llydaw) (to wit, the Bretones)" And so Maximian begat Owain, Owain begat Nor, Nor begat Solor, Solor begat Gluigius, Gluigius begat Gwynllyw, Gwynllyw begat the most blessed Cadog"
      Cadog map Gwynllyw map Glywys map Solor (Filur) map Nor map Owain [Finddu] map Maximian ...

    • (Briscethach begat Brusc, Brusc begat Urbf, Urbf begat Anlach, Anlach begat Brachan, Brachan begat Gladusa, the mother of saint Cadog)
      Cadog's mother is Gladys (daughter) map Brachan map Anlach map Urbf map Brusc map Briscethach ...

    • "Anna, whom learned men say was the cousin of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, bare Beli, Beli begat Aballach, Aballach begat Baallad, Baallad begat Oudolenn, Oudolenn begat Eudos, Eudos begat Ebiud, Ebiud begat Outigirun, Outigirun begat Oudicant, Oudicant begat Ritigirnus, Ritigirnus begat Rimetel, Rimetel begat Grat, Grat begat Urban, Urban begat Teilpuill, Teilpuill begat Teuhuant, Teuhuant begat Tecmant, Tecmant begat Guotepauc, Guotepauc begat Coilhen, Coilhen begat Guorgust, Guorgust begat Merchiaun, Merchiaun begat Cinmarch, Cinmarch begat Henninni, his daughter, Henninni bare Meuric, Meouricus begat Erbic, Erbicus begat Yrb, Yrb begat Idnerh, Idnerh begat Teitfall, Teitfall begat Teudiric. Teudiric, who was made a martyr in Gwent, to wit, Merthir Teudiric, who begat Marchell, mother of Gladusa. Now Gladusa bare the blessed Cadog.
      Cadog's grandmother on his mother's side is Marchell (wife of Brachan) map Tewdrig (martyr) map Teudfall map Idnerth map Erb map Erbic map Meuric map Henninni (daughter) map Cinmarch, map Merchiaun map Gwrwst map Coel Hen Guotepac map Tecmant map Teuhant map Telpwyll map Urban ... map Aballac map Beli whose mother is Anna"
    • Anna begat Beli; Beli begat Aballach; Aballacli begat Baallad; Baallad begat Euguein; Euguein begat Brithguein; Brithguein begat Dubunn; Dubunn begat Oumuid; Ouniuid begat Anguerit; Anguerit begat Amgoloit; Amgoloit begat Guordubn; Guordubn begat Dubn; Dubn begat Guordoli; Guordoli begat Doli; Doli begat Guorceng; Guorceng begat Ceint; Ceint begat Tacit; Tacit begat Patern peis rudauc; Patern begat Etern; Etern begat Cuneda; Cuneda begat Credic, Credic begat Guaul matrem Guunleii, Gundleius begat smost holy Cadocum.
      Cadog's grandmother on his father's side is Gwawl map Ceredig map Cunedda map Edeyrn map Padarn peis rudawc map Tegid map Cain map Gwrgain map Doli map Gwrddoli map Dwfn map Gorrddwfa map Amgoloit map Enerydd map Onwedd map Dwfwnn map Brithguein map Owain map Baalad map Aballach map Beli"



    SOURCES AND AUTHORITIES, for THE GENEALOGIES CHARTS OF THE WELSH SAINTS located in:

    The Lives of the British Saints Vol 1 Introduction, A-B (Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine), 1907) pp. 86-99

    • 1. The Bonedd Seint Kymry in Peniarth MS. 16 (pdf), of the early thirteenth century; imperfect at the end.
    • 2. The Bonedd y Seint in Peniarth MS. 45 (pdf), of the late thirteenth century. These two early Bonedds had never been published.
    • 3. The Bonedd y Seint in Peniarth MS. 12, in the fragment of Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch
      , of the first half of the fourteenth century; printed in Bonedd y Seint (pdf original from Hengwrt MS 202 number 7 in Y Commrodor Vol 7 ) (pdf).
    • 4. The Bonedd Saint Ynys Prydain in Hafod MS. 16, circa 1400, now in the Cardiff Free Library (pdf); a little imperfect towards the end. It is printed, with but few inaccuracies, in the Myvyrian Archaiology, pp. 415-6, and the missing entries supplied from a Mawddwy MS. It is also printed, but very inaccurately, in the Cambro-British Saints, pp. 265-268, from the copy in Achau Y Saint: Harleian MS. 4181, of the early eighteenth century. (pdf)
    • 5. The Bonedd in Cardiff Free Library MS. 25, a transcript made by John Jones of Gelli Lyfdy in 1640 from a MS. (now lost) supposed by him to have been of about the eleventh century. A copy, with few variations, of No. I; also imperfect at the end.
    • 6. The Bonedd in Plas Llanstephan MS. 28, written in 1455-6. 7. The Bonedd in Peniarth MS. 27, part ii, of the late fifteenth century.
    • 8. The Achau printed in the Iolo MSS., pp. 100-146, from three Glamorgan MSS. :
      • (a) pp. 100-114, from a Coychurch MS. transcribed or compiled about 1670.
      • (b) pp. 115-134, from a Llansannor MS. (previously Coychurch), of about the same date apparently.
      • (c) pp. 135-146, from a Cardiff MS., of which the date is not given, but probably the seventeenth century.
      • A good deal of interesting information, of later date it would appear than the originals, has been worked into these Achau. Mistakes of fact and spelling are frequent.
      • There is a transcript of pp. 100-134 by Sir S. River Meyrick, made in in the Aberystwyth University College Library.
    • 9. The so-called Bonedd y Saint in Myvyrian Archaiology, pp. 417-31, in reality an alphabetical compilation made by Lewis Morris in 1760 in a number of MS. Bonedds. A copy of it, with additions in Gwallter Mechain's hand, at Aberystwyth.
    • 10. The Achau Y Saint (Shown above), atrociously printed, in Cambro-British Saints, pp. 71, from Harleian MS. 4181 (early eighteenth century).
    • Sixteenth century MS. copies of Saintly Pedigrees are very numerous.
    As supplementing the foregoing must be mentioned the following :
    • 1. The Old-Welsh Pedigrees in Harleian MS. 3859, circa 1100, printed in Y Cymmrodor, Vol 9 pp. 169-183 (pdf).
    • These, as well as some of the other genealogies enumerated here, have been very carefully indexed by Mr. Anscombe in the Archiv fur Celtische Lexikographie for 1898, 1900 and 1903.
    • 2 (a), (b) and 3 have been very carefully reproduced by the Rev. A. W. Wade-Evans in y Cymmrodor, xix (1906): Brychan Documents
    • 2. The Cognatio de Brychan in
      • (a) Cott. Vesp. A. xiv, of the early thirteenth century; and
      • (b) Cott. Dom. i, circa 1650.
    • 3. Progenies Keredic Regis de Keredigan in Cott. Vesp. A. xiv.
    • 4. The Brychan catalogue and pedigrees in Jesus College MS. 20, Oxford of the early fifteenth century; printed in y Cymmrodor, viii, pp. 83-90.
      (Not mentioned in book, but see Brychan Documents for further clarification of these.)
    • 5. Bonedd Gwyr y Gogledd (the Descent of the Men of the North) in Peniarth MS. 45; printed in Skene's Four Ancient Books of Wales Vol 2, p. 454.
    • 6. The Pedigrees in Mostyn MS. 117, of the end of the thirteenth century, appended to the copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia; printed in Dr. J. Gwenogfryn Evans' Report on Welsh MSS., i, p. 63.
    • To these authorities may be added Nicolas Roscarrock, fifth son of Richard Roscarrock in S. Endellion in Cornwall, who compiled a Lives of English Saints (including Welsh) between 1610 and 1625, and in the Welsh Saints his authority was a Welsh priest, Edward Powell, who placed his MS. collection at his disposal, and in these MSS. were pedigrees of Welsh Saints. Roscarrock's MS. is unhappily mutilated at the end, many pages having been torn out to cover jam-pots. The volume was in the Brent Eley Library, but on the dispersion of that collection, it was acquired for the University Library, Cambridge. Roscarrock studied at Exeter College, Oxford, and took his B.A. degree in 1568. Carew, in his Survey of Cornwall, p. 229, tells us of "his industrious delight in matters of History and Antiquity." He died in 1633 or 1634, at an advanced age.

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