(Abt 882-)
Isabel Verch TRYFFIN
(Abt 886-)
Cuhelyn Ap IFOR
Gwen Verch GRONWY
(Abt 964-)
Elystan Ap CUHELYN


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Gwenllian Verch EINION

Elystan Ap CUHELYN 1

  • Born: 970-975, , Radnorshire, Wales
  • Died: Cefn Digoll, , Wales
  • Buried: Trelystan, Gorddwr, Montgomeryshire, Wales

   Other names for Elystan were "Renowned" and "Glodrydd".

   Ancestral File Number: HPGB-85. User ID: 19365361944.

   General Notes:

Ancestral File Ver 4.19 HPGB-85 Born Abt 933.

I happened upon your website and saw information on
Elystan Glodrydd, and noted that you welcomed any new
information. I am currently writing a history of my family
and have researched quite a lot about Elystan and his
I am a direct descendant of his and come from the
Shropshire/Wales borders. "Glodrydd" was not another
name for him but a nick-name of sorts. The word
means something like "Renowned (or as other record:
praiseworthy)" - so he was Elystan the Renowned rather
like Alfred was "the Great" or Ethelred "the Unready".
He was not born in 933, as some records say, but circa
970/975. The 933 date came from an inaccurate source
which also claimed he was Earl of Hereford - he was also
not a godson of King Athelstan (the dates just don't
match up).
Cefn Digoll is "Long Mountain" on the Shropshire-
Montgomeryshire border, near Welshpool.
Hope that helps. I'm descended from Ieuaf ap Cadwgan
ab Elystan. Ieuaf was said to have been Cadwgan's
fourth son.
"ap" is normally used for "son of" (as in Mac), but "ab"
is used before a vowel, hence ab Elystan. It is also
usually lower case.
Hope that helps - I have myself been corrected on
much of what I found early on. Its always good to see
something of Elystan's tribe on the net !!
Kind regards
Philip Beddows

   Marriage Information:

Elystan married Gwenllian Verch EINION, daughter of Einion Ap OWAIN and Nest. (Gwenllian Verch EINION was born about 956 in Dynevor, Llandyfeisant, Carmarthenshire, Wales.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

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