Ievan ap Einion ap Griffith 1 2 3
- Born: Bef 1389
- Died: Bef 1439
Another name for Ievan was Ifan ap Einion ap Gruffudd.
Supposedly the ancestor of Hugh Gwyn of Peniarth (History of the Gwydir family).
From The Cambrian Journal, Vol. III, p. 285. "Ievan ab Einion was the son of Einion ab Gruffydd, of Corsygedol, in Merioneth. He is party to a deed dated April 23, 1389. Ievan, one of the Barons of Edeyrnion, appears as one of the jurors in an inquisition held at Bala, 6th October, 1427, before Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and he died before 1439. He was father of Davydd ab Ievan ab Einion, who was appointed constable of the castle of Harlech, during the ascendancy of the house of York."
History of the Gwydir Family, pp. 78-79, quotes Simonds' Switzerland, Vol. 2, p. 152:
"[Enguerrard de Coucy] was likewise accompanied by Jevan-ap-Eynion-ap-Griffith, a Welsh hero, not less renowned than himself, who had defended Henry of Transtamare, and the throne of Castile, against the Black Prince. An ancient Swiss song, in which most of these details are preserved, also mentions a duke Ysso de Callis (Wales), with his gold cap, who commanded the English Cavalry."
From The History of the Gwydir Family by Sir John Wynne (Oswestry, 1878), Table II. [following p. 28] - "Ievan, ancestor of many families in Carnarvonshire."
Wikipedia - High Sheriff of Carnarvonshire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Sheriff_of_Caernarvonshire) lists:
1351-1359: Einion ap Gruffudd
1359-1360: Thomas de Middelton
unknown date: Ade Haye
unknown date: Robert Stircheley
1376-1378: Hugh Coly
1378-1382: William de Hunton
1382-1385: Thomas de Wodelef
1385-1390: Ifan ap Einion ap Gruffudd
Noted events in his life were:
• High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire, 1385-1390.