Categories: Cymru 742-1535.
|Thomas ap Gruffudd|
Owain (Owen) ap Gruffudd
John ap Gruffudd
|Gruffudd ap Nicolas|
b about 1385
|Nicholas ap Phylip & Jennet ferch Gruffydd|
||Gruffydd ap Nicolas was a member of royalty, nobility or aristocracy in Wales in the Middle Ages.|
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"Sir Gruffydd ab Niclas, of Dinefawr, called the 'Eagle of Caermarthen,' ... was the most unflinching and staunchest supporter of the House of York. In more peaceful times he was a great patron of the bards...."
Gruffud's known sons:
It is said that he was thrice married:
Three of his sons have been named, John who disappears early from the records, Owen, heir of Bryn y Beirdd, ... and Thomas, who was slain in a skirmish at Pennal, probably during lord Herbert's expedition into North Wales in 1468. He was the father of Sir Rhys ap Thomas (1449-1525).
"Gruffud ap Nicholas (fl. 1425-1456), an esquire and a leading figure in the local administration of the principality of South Wales in the middle of the 15th cent. Nothing is known of his early years, but it is said that he was the posthumous son of Nicolas ap Phylip ap Syr Elidir Ddu (one of the knights of the Sepulchre) by his wife Jennet, daughter of Gruffydd ap Llewelyn Foethus. ... The first authentic record of him is as holder of the office of king's approver for the lordship and new town of Dynevor in 1425. He was sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1436. With Edmund Beaufort, parts of the lands of Phillip Clement were demised to him in 1437."
"On the verge of the Wars of the Roses, he was on good terms with the court of Henry VI, and after the Yorkist victory at S Alban's, 1455, he lost some of his offices. ...
"However, he and his sons, Thomas and Owen, were granted general pardons on 26 Oct 1456. His name then disappears from the records. Had he been alive on 1 March 1459 it is difficult to imagine that his name would have been left out of a commission entrusted to his two sons, Thomas and Owen, with Jasper and Owen Tudor. It is, therefore, impossible to accept the reports that he was mortally wounded either at the battle of Wakefield, 1460, or at Mortimer's Cross, 1461."
"Gruffudd's last known act was to make over to his son Owain the castle and lordship of Narberth in February 1460/1, and he is likely to have died soon afterwards (Griffiths,«i» Sir Rhys «/i»p.24).
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On 26 Apr 2015 at 16:35 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
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I needed to have a date in the question title & came up with a married circa 1420 guess... based on his 1393 birth year & son "sharing an office" with him in 1439 (assuming son would be at least 18).
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