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Nest verch Rhys (Deheubarth) of Windsor (abt. 1077 - aft. 1136)

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Princess Nest verch Rhys "Princess Of Deheubarth" of Windsor formerly Deheubarth aka Dinefwr
Born about in Carmarthenshire, Walesmap
Wife of — married about [location unknown]
Died after in Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, Walesmap
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Categories: Cymru 742-1535.


Nest ferch Rhys ap Tewdwr was born about 1085. "Rhys ap Tewdwr was a direct descendant of Hywel Dda, and he assumed his birthright as king of Deheubarth in 1079. About 1080, he married Gwladys ferch Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn, a niece of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn and first-cousin of Cadwgan ap Bleddyn."[1]

Nest married Gerald of Pembroke about 1100, and they had at least four children: sons William , Maurice , and David Fitz-Gerald and a daughter, Angharad, wife of William of Manorbier.[2]

Nest was also "mistress of many lovers" and her "numerous offspring included Robert Fitz-Stephen (q.v.) and Henry ‘ filius regis ’ — her child by king Henry I. The date of her death is unknown, but she lived until well after 1136."[2]


  1. #Wolcott
  2. 2.0 2.1 #DWB
See also:
  • Dictionary of Welsh Biography (DWB): Nest, article by Professor Thomas Jones Pierce, M.A., F.S.A., (1905-1964), Aberystwyth
  • The Bartrum Project (digitization of "Welsh Genealogies AD 300- 1500" by Peter C. Bartrum)
  • Nest ferch Rhys, Rootsweb entry from the database for Celtic Royal Genealogy, the Turner-Thomas site "which is a definitive, well researched site" (according to Prof. Myron Wyn Evans, in his book O Hudd Ei Ddoe (2012).

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On October 1, 2014 at 11:58GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

Deheubarth-27 and Deheubarth-9 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate.

On November 30, 2013 at 13:01GMT Roger Travis wrote:

Hi; what are the sources for this profile?

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