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Maredudd ap Tudur

Also Known As: "Meredydd Ap Tudor", "Maredudd Ap Tewdwr", "Meredydd Ap Tewdwr", "Meredydd Burgess in Newborough Tudor", "Meredith Ap Tudor"
Birthplace: Penmynydd, Anglesey, Wales
Death: February 04, 1406 (31-40)
Greyfriars Church, Hereford, Herefordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Llancloudy, Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Tudor ap Gronwy Fychan and Margred verch Thomas
Husband of Margaret verch Dafydd
Father of Annes verch Maredudd and Sir Owen Tudor
Brother of Rhys ap Tudor; Gwilym ap Tudor and Gronwy ap Tudur

Occupation: 'Amaurdo ti ap' Tuerrdo
Managed by: Anne Brannen
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About Maredudd ap Tudur

Please see Darrell Wolcott: The Welsh Ancestry of the Tudor Dynasty; (Steven Ferry, July8, 2017.)

Meredydd ap Tudor, escheator of Anglesey in 1392 and, like Gronw, an officer of the household of the bishop of Bangor, is said to have slain a man and fled to the wild country about Snowdon. He was the father of Owen ap Meredydd, commonly called Owen Tudor, a squire who appears at the court of the infant king Henry VI.

Tudur and Margaret were parents to Maredudd ap Tudur (d. 1406); Maredudd married Margaret ferch Dafydd. (Margaret was daughter to Dafydd Fychan, Lord of Anglesey and his wife Nest ferch Ieuan.) Maredudd ap Tudur and Margaret ferch Dafydd were the parents to Owen Tudor. [edit]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Maredudd ap Tudur Born c. late 14th century Died c. 1406 Children Owen Tudor Maredudd ap Tudur (died c. 1406) was a Welsh soldier and nobleman from the Tudor family of Penmynydd. He was one of five sons of Tudur ap Goronwy, and was the father of Owen Tudor. Maredudd supported the Welsh rebellion Owain Glyndŵr in 1400, alongside his brothers Rhys ap Tudur and Gwilym ap Tudur; Owain was their cousin. He was the great grandfather of Henry VII Of England and great-great grandfather of Henry VIII Of England

Contents [hide] 1 Ancestry and early life 2 Revolt 3 Legacy 3.1 Lineage 4 Notes 5 References Ancestry and early life[edit] Maredudd was one of five sons of Tudur ap Goronwy and Marged ferch Tomos; alongside Ednyfed ap Tudor, Rhys ap Tudur, Goronwy ap Tudor and Gwilym ap Tudur.[1] Tudur had served with the forces of King Edward III of England during the campaigns in France in 1337, assuming the rank of knight in the process. Afterwards, he became a royal officer for the island of Angelsey and ensured that all of his sons found similar roles.[2] The family were descended from Ednyfed Fychan, and his son Goronwy ab Ednyfed, the founder of the Tudor family of Penmynydd.[3]

At some point between 1387 and 1395, Maredudd was made rhaglaw (bailiff) of the commote at Malltraeth. His brothers Rhys and Goronwy held similar roles in the commote of Dindaethwy. Maredudd was named escheator of Anglesey between 1388 and 1391, a role normally reserved by the crown for Englishmen.[1]

Revolt[edit] When Owain Glyndŵr led a revolt against the crown,[1] the surviving Tudur brothers (Goronwy and Ednyfed both drowned in 1382),[4] sided with him openly; Glyndŵr was their cousin on his mother's side of the family.[1] But unlike Rhys and Gwilym, Maredudd included in a general pardon in 1401 given to those who on Anglesey who supported Owain. Despite this, Maredudd again led a group of rebels in 1405, and was outlawed a year later by the king.[5]

Maredudd's lands were confiscated by the crown, but unlike those of his brothers they were not passed to Gwilym ap Gruffydd.[6] The rebellion ultimately failed; Rhys was executed in 1412,[5] Gwilym ap Tudur was given a pardon in 1413, but Maredudd disappears from the historical record after 1405 and his final fate is unclear.[6]

Legacy[edit] Maredudd's son Owain initially used the name Owain ap Maredudd ap Tudur,[7] but Anglicised it to become Owen Tudor.[8] Owen married the widow of King Henry V of England, Catherine of Valois, in secret and had had three sons, Owen, Edmund and Jasper. Their half brother, King Henry VI of England, took an active interest in them and had Edmund married to Margaret Beaufort to ensure their children could inherit the throne of England.[9] During the subsequently Wars of the Roses, Edmund's son Henry Tudor became King Henry VII of England, the founder of the House of Tudor.[8]

Lineage[edit] [show]The Tudors of Penmynydd Notes[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b c d Griffiths & Thomas 1985, pp. 20-21. Jump up ^ Griffiths & Thomas 1985, p. 18. Jump up ^ "Ednyfed Fychan". Dictionary of Welsh Biography. Retrieved 26 April 2016. Jump up ^ Griffiths & Thomas 1985, p. 19. ^ Jump up to: a b Griffiths & Thomas 1985, p. 23. ^ Jump up to: a b Griffiths & Thomas 1985, p. 24. Jump up ^ Nicholas 1872, p. 29. ^ Jump up to: a b "A royal dynasty". BBC Wales. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2016. Jump up ^ Griffiths & Thomas 1985, pp. 32-35. References[edit] Griffiths, Ralph Alan; Thomas, Roger S. (1985). The Making of the Tudor Dynasty. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-31250-745-9. Nicholas, Thomas (1872). Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales. 1. London: Genealogical Publishing.

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Maredudd ap Tudur's Timeline

Penmynydd, Anglesey, Wales
Plas Penmynydd, Anglesey, Wales
Anglesey, Principality of Wales
Age 34
February 4, 1406
Age 36
Greyfriars Church, Hereford, Herefordshire, England (United Kingdom)
Grey Friars Church, Llancloudy, Herefordshire, United Kingdom