In Brut Tysylio, The Chronicle of the Kings of Britain Translated from the Welsh and Illustrated with Notes; to which are Added Original Dissertations Etc. by Peter Roberts, p. 89] -. London, E. Williams 1811. (angl.) (Google eBook), it is stated Gweyrydd is the father of Marius and Avriragus is another way of spelling y-Veurig yr-Veurig.
Marius killed Soderic, King of the Picts, in a great battle in Westmorland, which former county in North West England was named after Marius; it was subsequently subsumed within the modern English county of Cumbria; Marius’s son was Coel I; here is what the Tysilio Chronicle has to say on Marius and his successors:
And after Arvirargus did Marius his son become king. And in his days came Soderic, the king of the Picts, from Ireland with a mighty host to Albany, and conquered it. And on learning of this, he, Marius, came forth against him and did battle with him, and caused him to flee. And Soderic was slain as he fled. And Marius apportioned to them, the Picts, a part of Albany in which to dwell. But when they had settled the land, the Picts had no womenfolk, and they came to the Britons to ask for their daughters as wives. But the Britons deemed it imprudent to grant them to them, and so the Picts went abroad to Ireland and took Gaelic women for their wives, and from these are the Scots descended.
And when Marius had secured the kingdom, of his own free will and pleasure he sought accord with the men of Rome. And he established new laws throughout his kingdom and reigned in peace for as long as he lived. And when Marius died, so Coel his son was made king. He had been brought up at Rome, and such was his love for Rome that though he could easily have done so, he did not withhold the tribute whilst he lived. And after Coel, Lucius his son took the crown. (Tysilio Chronicle, p31, More 18)
Coillus (Coel) the sonne of Marius was after his fathers deceasse made king of Britaine, in the yeare of our Lord 125... When Coill had reigned the space of 54 yeares, he departed this life at Yorke, leaving after him a sonne named Lucius. [Source: Holinshed, Vol I, p511]
Meric (Marius) reigned 74-125 A.D.
Marius (Mayric) came next, and ruled from ca AD 57-97. Inheriting the crown from his father, Marius enjoyed friendly relations with Rome. During his reign, he defeated and killed Soderic, king of the Picts, in a great battle. The present county of Westmorland was so named in Marius' honour because of the battle, and Marius accordingly had an inscribed stone set up in the county commemorating his victory.
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