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Biography of Gruffudd ap Jenkin ap Llewelyn

Gruffudd (also written "Griffith") ap Jenkin ap Llewelyn was born about 1390. He was a son of Jenkin ap Llewelyn ap Celynin ap Rhiryd and Gwenhwyfar ferch Ieuan Gethin.

According to a 1419 document, he was granted a pardon for unstated offences by Edward de Charlton, Marcher Lord of Powys.

He owned lands in Llwydiarth in the "cantref" of Mechain in the Marcher Lordship of Powys, Wales.

He married Mallt ferch Hywel Sele ap Meurig Llwyd ap Meurig Fychan ab Ynyr Fychan.

A son was Howell ap Gruffudd.


  • (Ancient Wales Studies, Einion ap Celynin of Llwydiarth, by Darrell Wolcott).
  • Dwnn, Lewis (died 1616?), Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches, edited by Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (1783-1848), published by W. Rees, 1846, vol 1, pp. 291 and 294.

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