Robert ap Maredudd

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Robert ap Maredudd is the presumed Head of the House of Aberffraw following the death of Owain Lawgoch the last and only known surviving great-nephew of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in 1378. He is cited by Sir John Wynn, 1st Baronet as his ancestor and head of the family at that time. He is known to have married a Welsh noble woman called Angharad ferch Dafydd ap Llywelyn. His full name showing his pedigree is Robert ap Maredudd ap Hywell ap Dafydd ap Gruffudd ap Caradog ap Thomas ap Rhodri ab Owain Gwynedd. He had a brother, Ieuan ap Maredudd, from whom the Anwyl of Tywyn family claim descent. A rival claim for the headship of the Aberffraw royal house would come at this time from the Price of Esgairweddan family descended illegitimately from Dafydd II.

Owain Lawgoch Prince of Gwynedd and Wales

Owain Lawgoch, full name Owain ap Thomas ap Rhodri, was a Welsh soldier who served in Spain, France, Alsace, and Switzerland. He led a Free Company fighting for the French against the English in the Hundred Years' War. As the last politically active descendant of Llywelyn the Great in the male line, he was a claimant to the title of Prince of Gwynedd and of Wales.

Llywelyn ap Gruffudd Prince of Gwynedd

Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, sometimes written as Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, also known as Llywelyn the Last, rarely styled as Llywelyn Yr Ail, was Prince of Wales from 1258 until his death at Cilmeri in 1282. The son of Gruffudd ap Llywelyn Fawr and grandson of Llywelyn the Great, he was the last sovereign prince of Wales before its conquest by Edward I of England.

Preceded by
Owain Lawgoch
Head of the House of Aberffraw
1378 – unknown
Succeeded by
Ifan ap Robert