Elidir Lydanwyn ap Meirchion, Brenin Rheged

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Elidir Lydanwyn ap Meirchion, Brenin Rheged

Also Known As: "The Stout And Handsome", "Elidurus filius MARCIANUS; Elidyr Prince of Strathclyde"
Birthplace: South Reged, Wales (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 560 (66-84)
Powys, Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of Meirchion Gul "The Lean" ap Gwrwst, King of Rheged
Husband of Saint Gwawr ferch Brychan
Father of Helydd verch Elidir and Llywarch Hen ab Elidir
Brother of Idno ap Meirchion Gul and Cynfarch Oer ap Meirchion Gul, King of North Rheged

Occupation: Alias the Stout and Handsome, King of Rheged
Managed by: Erin Ishimoticha
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About Elidir Lydanwyn ap Meirchion, Brenin Rheged

See Peter Bartrum, https://www.geni.com/documents/view?doc_id=6000000173392948868 (February 5, 2023; Anne Brannen, curator)

See Darrell Wolcott, http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id93.html, "Pedigree of the Ancient Lords of Ial," for the untangling of these lines. (April 21, 2016, Anne Brannen, curator)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Pedigree of the Ancient Lords of Ial; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id93.html. (Steven Ferry, April 6, 2020.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Harleian Ms 3859; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id129.html. (Steven Ferry, March 8, 2021.)

Please see Darrell Wolcott: Foundations of 'The Men of the North' - Part 2; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id279.html. (Steven Ferry, July 9, 2021.)


ID: I105014


Prefix: King Of South Rheged

Sex: M

Birth: Abt 462 CE

Death: After 534 CE 1

Change Date: 13 Jan 2009 at 01:52

Note: Alias: the Stout and Handsome/

Father: Meirchion Gul The Lean Ap Gwrst b: Abt 438 CE

Marriage 1 GWAWR FERCH BRYCHAN b: Abt 467 CE


Change Date: 13 Jan 2009




Abbrev: Sutton Folk Family Tree 3175463.ged

Title: Sutton Folk Family Tree

Sutton Folk Family Tree 3175463.ged

Author: Folk, Linda Sutton

Publication: www.worldconnect.rootsweb.com

ID: I51305

Name: Elidir "Lydanwyn" ap MEIRCHION

Given Name: Elidir "Lydanwyn" ap

Surname: Meirchion

Sex: M

Change Date: 13 MAY 2009


!#4568> Welsh Genealogies Ad 300-1400,-v1-p9*,12,27 (FHL #6025561);

  1. 2105> Wales Visitations-v2-p104 (FHL Q942.9 D23d);

!ARCH REC> Plantagenent Ancestry; Ancestral Lines; Royal Ancestors of Magna

Charta Barons; Brychan documents; History of Breckonshire; Bonedd Y Sain;

(Birth 420, Prince of Strathclyde);


Birth: 457 in South Reged, Britain

Reference Number: > 285 WEL

Death: Y

Father: Merichion"Gul" ap GWRWST b: 430 in South Reged, Britain

Marriage 1 Gwawr ferch BRYCHAN b: 472 in Brycheiniog, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom

Married: ABT 482


Llywarch "Hen" ap ELIDIR b: 484 in South Reged, Britain


Abbrev: Pedigree Resource File CD 6

Title: Pedigree Resource File CD 6 (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 1999)serve, Inc., 1999)serve, Inc., 1999).




Manaw Gododdin was the narrow coastal region on the south side of the Firth of Forth , part of the Brythonic-speaking Kingdom of Gododdin in the post-Roman Era . Its notability is as the homeland of Cunedda prior to his conquest of North Wales , and as the homeland of the heroic warriors in the literary epic Y GododdinPressed by the Picts expanding southward and the Northumbrians expanding northward, it was permanently destroyed in the 7th century and its territory absorbed into the then-ascendant Kingdom of Northumbria .
The lands both south and north of the Firth of Forth were known as 'Manaw', but from the post-Roman Era forward, only the southern side is referred to as Manaw Gododdin, the Manaw associated with the people of Gododdin. Manaw Gododdin was adjacent to – and possibly included in – Eidyn the region surrounding modern Edinburgh Though Manaw Gododdin was located within the territory of modern Scotland, as a part of Yr Hen Ogledd (English: The Old North) it is also an intrinsic part of Welsh history, as both the Welsh and the Men of the North (Welsh Gwŷr y Gogledd) were self-perceived as a single people, collectively referred to as Cymry.[2] The arrival in Wales of Cunedda of Manaw Gododdin in c. 450 is traditionally considered to be the beginning of the history of modern Wales The name appears in literature as both Manaw Gododdin and Manau Gododdin. The modern Welsh form is spelled with a 'w'.



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