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Nesta Verch Gruffydd

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Born in Rhuddlan, Flintshire, , Wales
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Died in Brionne, , Normandy, France
Last profile change on 13 July 2015
16:21: Liz Shifflett edited a message from Liz Shifflett on the page for Nesta Verch Gruffydd. [Thank Liz for this]
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Categories: Cymru 742-1535.


Excerpt from The Consorts and Children of Gruffudd ap Llewelyn

Gruffudd also had a daughter, Nest, who married Trahaearn ap Caradog. This man, in 1075, succeeded Bleddyn ap Cynfyn as king of Powys, and probably also king of Gwynedd. Born c. 1035, Trahaearn had sons Owain and Llywarch (among others) who were born c. 1065/1070. These dates point to c. 1050 as the birthdate of Nest, with the marriage taking place shortly after Gruffudd's death in 1063.
Gruffudd had a second daughter, also named Nest, about 1056. It is known that this second Nest was the mother of a daughter, also named Nest, who married the Norman knight Bernard Newmarch. The husband of this c. 1056 Nest is widely cited by modern authors as the Norman man, Osbern fitz Richard. There are, however, no ancient or even medieval manuscripts which confirm that marriage.


Name: Nesta /Verch Gruffydd/[1]


  1. Source: #S004444 Page: Ancestry Family Trees Data: Text:

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On July 13, 2015 at 20:13GMT Liz Shifflett wrote:

the article quoted here does not support that Nest is the daughter of Guerta. The article talks of two daughters of Gruffudd who were both named Nest (b 1050 & 1056) who were born to his first wife (Nest, b c1024) and his second wife (Ealdgyth, b c1041).

On April 21, 2015 at 19:40GMT Sharon Meeds wrote:

I'm uncomfortable doing the merge - different mothers named. Different birth years (V_G 8) would've been 128 as stated below.

On April 21, 2015 at 00:57GMT Rev Daniel Washburn Jones wrote:

fairly certain she was not 128 y.o. at death