no image

Thomas ap Gwilym

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Sir Thomas ap Gwilym
Born in Wernddu, Monmouthshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Monmouth, Walesmap
12 August 2015
10:19: Liz (Noland) Shifflett edited the Biography for Thomas ap Gwilym. [Thank Liz for this]
This page has been accessed 695 times.

Categories: Cymru 742-1535.

badges This person was a member of royalty, nobility or aristocracy in Wales in the Middle Ages. If you are interested in this profile, see our Project: Cymru Welsh Royals and Aristocrats 742-1535.


Thomas ap Gwilym was the son of Gwilym ap Jenkin ab Adam. He was "of, Perth-hir, Rockfield, Llangatwg Feibion Afel, Monmouthshire, Wales."

First, Thomas married Mawd Morley. She was the daughter of Sir John Morley, Lord of Raglan. She was "of, Llansanffraid, Llan-arth Fawr, Monmouthshire, Wales," where she is buried.

Second, he married a daughter of Watkin of Llanddewi Rhydderich ap Henry. Her name is not known. She was "of, Llanddewi Rhydderch, Llanofer Fawr, Monmouthshire, Wales."

He had 11 legitimate children:

  • Sir William Thomas of Raglan was the son of Mawd.
  • a daughter, who married Thomas ap Llywelyn Gunter, was the daughter of wife two.

Boyer does not assign these children to a mother, but the FamilySearch Welsh database assigns them all to Mawd:

  • Philip of Llansanffraid
  • Robert, rector of Llanfihangel Cwm Du and Llanwenarth
  • Mawd, (possibly m. Gwilym of Tyle-glas ap Philip)
  • Hywel
  • Hywel Fychan
  • Margred, m. William Wroth
  • Tudful, m. Gwilym ap Hywel Hen
  • Hywel y Bwlch
  • Dafydd
  • Ieuan, m. Margred ferch Gwilym ap Jenkin Grant was an illegitimate son by an unknown mistress.

Lord of Perthyre Thomas ap William (1356-1438), Lord of Perthyre & Llansaintfraed manors, Gwent

He died in 1438. He is buried at Llansanffraid, Llan-arth Fawr, Monmouthshire, Wales Burial: Priory Church, Abergavenny, Monmouth, Eng.


More: Family Tree & Genealogy Tools

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

Do you have a GEDCOM? Login to have every name in your tree searched. It's free (like everything on WikiTree).

No known carriers of Thomas's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.


On August 8, 2015 at 20:26GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

update - name resolved (see G2G) & merge completed

Ap Gwyllym-1 and Ap Gwilym-16 appear to represent the same person because: These profiles are for the same person. Please merge. Thanks!

On April 14, 2015 at 20:35GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Ap Gwyllym-1 and Ap Gwilym-16 are not ready to be merged because: Naming standards issues

Kevin Bacon - genealogy connections Thomas is 20 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 23 from AJ Jacobs and 37 from JK Rowling on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.