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Under the Statute of Rhuddlan in 1284, the Cantref of Tegeingl became part of the County of Flintshire. See Category: Flintshire

At the time of the Roman invasion, the area of present-day Flintshire was inhabited by the Deceangli, one of the Celtic tribes in ancient Britain, with the Cornovii to the east and the Ordovices to the west. Following Roman Britain, the region was known in Welsh the Cantref Tegeingl, derived from the Latin Deceangli and in English as the Hundred of Englefield. [1].

Tegeingl formed part of Gwynedd, but was at an early time in the hands of the Saxons. The Gwentian Chronicle says that when the Strachclyde Britons asked King Anarawd for an asylum in his dominions, he replied that he had no lands he could give to them, but if they could dispossess the Saxons who then held it, they might possess the country between the Dee and Conway, and he would assist them. In this expedition they were successful, and dwelt in that country for some time; but supposing this account true, it subsequently passed again into the hands of the Saxons, and became part of the Mercian kingdom. [2]

Tegeingl became part of the Kingdom of Mercia by the 8th century with much of the western boundary reinforced under Offa of Mercia after 752. By the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 it was under the control fo Edwin of tegeingl, from whose Lordship the Flintshire coat of arms is derived. The County of Flintshire, one of Wales 15 historic counties, was formed in 1536 from the area. [1]

[edit]Sources ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: Flintshire ↑ H. F. J. Vaughan. "Chiefs of the Noble Tribes of Gwynedd" Pages 241-261, Archaeologia Cambrensis: The Journal of the Cambrian Archaeological Association. Volume VIII, 5th series. London, 1891. Page 252-3. Accessed May 1, 2018. jhd

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