Cristin verch Goronwy

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Cristin verch Goronwy or Christian verch Goronwy or Christiana ferch Goronwy was the second wife of Owain Gwynedd. [1] [2]


Childhood history

She was born around 1105 AD in Tegaingl, Flint, Clwyd, Cymrumap. She was the daughter of Gronwy (ap Owain) Owain and Genilles V. (Hoedlyw) Owain. She was the sister to Rymel verch (Goronwy) Gronwy. [1] [2] Owain ap Edwin, Lord of Tegeinel, was her grandfather.

Adult history

She was married to Owain Gwynedd about 1145, a cousin. The church did not honor this as a true marriage. [3]

Upon the death of her husband Owain in 1170 she supported her sons Dafydd and Rhodri in their murder of their half-brother Hywel in 1170 to get control of Owain's estate and the inheritance. [4]

Other children of hers are Margaret ferch Owain Gwynedd, Iefan ab Owain Gwynedd, Angharad ferch Owain Gwynedd, and Angharad ferch Owain Gwynedd. [1]


It is unknown exactly where or when she died, assumed to be someplace in the Kingdom of Gwynedd in Wales. [1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Charles Mosley (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. Burke's Peerage & Gentry LLC. p. 4188. ISBN   978-0-9711966-2-9.
  2. 1 2 "Genealogy Family Tree". RootsWeb. 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  3. Richard Deacon (1967). Madoc and the discovery of America: some new light on an old controversy . Muller. p.  37.
  4. The age of Owain Gwynedd. An attempt at a connected account of the history of Wales from December, 1135, to November, 1170

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