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Owain Wan ap Caradog (1075 - 1116)

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Owain Wan ap Caradog aka ap Cradock
Born in Castell Arnallt, Monmouth, Englandmap
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Died in Monmouthshire, Walesmap
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Categories: Cymru 742-1535.

European Aristocracy
Owain Wan ap Caradog was a member of royalty, nobility or aristocracy in Wales in the Middle Ages.
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Owain "Wan", born about 1070, was the son of Caradog ap Gruffudd ap Rhydderch and his wife Gwenllian ferch Bleddyn and was of the tribe of Rhydderch ap Iestyn. He was "of, Caerllion, Llangadog, Monmouthshire, Wales" and was arglwydd of Caerllion from 1081 until 1116. "Wan" means weak or feeble in Welsh.[1]

The name of his wife is not known, but he had four known children:[2]

  • Morgan ab Owain "Wan", b. Abt 1100, of, , Monmouthshire, Wales, d. 1158 (Age ~ 58 years)
  • Iorwerth ab Owain "Wan", arglwydd of Caerllion, b. Abt 1100, of, Caerllion, Llangadog, Monmouthshire, Wales, d. 1175 (Age ~ 75 years); m. Angharad ferch Uchdrud
  • Owain "Pen-carn" ab Owain "Wan", b. Abt 1100, of, Caerllion, Llangadog, Monmouthshire, Wales, d. Aft 1175 (Age ~ 76 years)
  • Dyddgu ferch Owain "Wan", b. Abt 1100, of, Caerllion, Llangadog, Monmouthshire; m. Seisyll ap Dyfnwal, arglwydd of Castell Arnallt,

He was entrusted with the defense of Caerfyrddin (Carmarthen) Castle in 1113, then held by the Normans, and was killed in 1116 when an assault was made by Gruffudd ap Rhys. You can read about the castle at Castles of Wales. He is buried at the Goldcliff Priory, Llebenydd, Monmouthshire, Wales.

Title: Prince of Gwent{citation needed}


History of Caerleon Castle
Docuement re: Owain Wan ap Caradog


  1. FamilySearch Welsh database
  2. Carl Boyer, 3rd. Medieval Welsh Ancestors of Certain Americans. Santa Clarita, CA: n.p., 2004. [ ] , page 320

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  • This person was created through the import of Holman Family Tree.ged on 06 March 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Caradog-8 created through the import of roland blewett_ancestors.ged on Sep 16, 2011 by Cody Coggins. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Cody and others.

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On 21 Apr 2015 at 21:25 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

I'm adopting this profile in order to change the LNAB to match the Cymru naming conventions.

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