John ap Maredudd Eifionydd
Ellis ap Griffith ap Einion
Maurice ap John ap Maredudd of Llanvroden, Merioneth
Angharad verch Ellis ap Griffith ap Einion
Ellis ap Maurice
(Abt 1493-1571)


Family Links

1. Catherine Stanley
2. Jonet Owen

Ellis ap Maurice 1

  • Born: Abt 1493
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Stanley
  • Marriage (2): Jonet Owen
  • Died: 1571 about age 78

   Other names for Ellis were Elisa Morris, Eliza Morris and Ellis Morris.

  Research Notes:

From Welsh Biography Online ( :

"MORRIS (or MAURICE), eldest son of JOHN AP MEREDYDD, Eifionydd, m. Angharad, daughter of Ellis ap Griffith ab Einion, and had by her eight children, amongst whom were (a) William Lloyd ap Maurice, ancestor of the Lloyd family of Rhiwedog, near Bala (q.v.) ; (b) Ellis ap Maurice ... The first wife of ELLIS AP MAURICE (d. 1571, aged 78 - he is often named Elisa or Eliza Morris) was Catherine, daughter of Piers Stanley, who was sheriff of Merioneth from 1485 until 1509. Catherine became the mother of MAURICE AB ELLIS (d. 18 Oct. 1575 at the age of 58). By his second wife, Jonet, daughter of Sir James Owen, Pentre Evan, Pembs., Ellis ap Maurice was the father of (a) James Maurice (living in 1595), rector of Llandwrog, Caerns., and Llanfwrog, Denbs., and chancellor of Peterborough; (b) a daughter, Catherine, who m. Robert Wynn ap John, Glyn (Cywarch), Merioneth , and (c) Mary, the wife of Morris ap Robert, Llangedwyn.

The eldest son of Maurice ap Ellis and his wife (Ellen, daughter of Sir John Puleston ) was Sir William Maurice (1542-1622) (q.v.) , whom., as his first wife, Margaret, daughter of John Wynn Lacon, Porkington (now called Brogyntyn) and Llanddyn, and one of the children of this marriage was captain ELLIS MAURICE (1568-?), who fought for queen Elizabeth in Ireland; the heiress of Ellis Maurice was Margaret, who m. (1) John Jones, Wern, Penmorfa - see Wynn family of Peniarth ; and (2) Ellis Anwyl, Parkie, Caerns."

Ellis married Catherine Stanley, daughter of Piers Stanley and Unknown.

Ellis next married Jonet Owen, daughter of Sir James Owen of Pentre Evan, Pemb. and Unknown.


1 Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Dictionary of Welsh Biography (National Library of Wales. 2007. Welsh Biography Online. <> ), "Maurice and Owen families" <>.

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