Ednyfed ap Aron of Llangelynin, Talybont 1 2
- Born: Bef 1397, <Llangelynin, Talybont, Merionethshire, Wales>
- Marriage (1): Llowry verch Ievan Lloyd Fychan of Pwll Dyfach, Pembrokeshire
- Died: Bef 1419, <Llangelynin, Talybont, Merionethshire, Wales>
Another name for Ednyfed was Ednyfed ab Aron of Peniarth.
From the book Reifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry, Edited by Thomas Allen Glenn at the request of Howard Reifsnyder, privately printed, Philadelphia, 1902, provided by http://books.google.com, pp. 39-41:
"IV. EDNYFED AP ARON, of the parish of Llangelynin, Talybont, became heir to a considerable portion of the lands formerly held by his ancestors in the above-named parish.
"He was one of the Bailiffs for the Com˘t (or Hundred) of Talybont, and is mentioned 21 Richard II (1397) in a suit growing out of the unsettled conditions then existing in Wales.
"It has been stated that Ednyfed was in sympathy with Owen Glendower, and that, during a reverse in the fortunes of that Chieftain, he secretly entertained him in a cave on the seacoast near his own house, in the parish of Llangelynin. This was in the year 1405. The cave is sitll called 'Ogof Owain,' and is not far distant from the mansion of Llwyndu. There is, however, nothing to indicate that he openly joined the revolt, and his lands were certainly not forfeited. He was one of the heirs to the Wele Wyrion Llewelyn ap Tudor, i.e., the domicile of the grandchildren of Llewelyn ap Tudor (see supra), but it is doubtful if he was alive at the time the extent of 7 Henry V was made, and it seems certain that his children had, at that time (1419), acquired possession of his lands.
"He married Llowry, daughter of Ievan Lloyd Fychan ap Ievan ap Llewelyn ap Ievan Lloyd Fychan, of Pwll Dyfach, in Pembrokeshire, descended from Cadifor ap Dyfnwall, Lord of Castle Howell, in Caermarthenshire.
1. Howell ap Ednyfed ap Aron; of whom presently.
2. Griffith, ap Ednyfed, of Llanfedigald, in the parish of Llangelynin, Raglor of the Com˘t of Talybont, 32 Henry VI (1453-4); he is also named as a Juror in several Inquisitions held in and for the County of Merioneth temp. Henry VI.
3. Llewelyn ap Ednyfed ap Aron, woodwarden for the Com˘t of Estimaner, and living 31 Henry VI (1452-3); he is also named as a Juror in several Inquisitions held in and for the County of Merioneth, especially those held at Hartlech, 31 Henry VI.
4. Guttyn ap Ednyfed ap Aron; he was a Juror in an Inquisition held in and for the County of Merioneth, at Harlech, 31 Henry VI (1452) and in others."
History of Powys Fadog, Vol. 5, p. 102 has "Ednyfed ab Aron of Peniarth [same individual]. He concealed Owain Glyndyfrdwy in a cave by the sea-shore, in the parish of Llanegryn, still called Ogof Owain."
Ednyfed married Llowry verch Ievan Lloyd Fychan of Pwll Dyfach, Pembrokeshire, daughter of Ievan Lloyd Fychan ap Ievan and Unknown.