Gruffydd ap Llywelyn
(Abt 1196-1244)
Senena verch Caradoc
Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester
(Abt 1208-1265)
Llywelyn II Prince of North Wales
(Abt 1252-1282)
Elinor de Montfort
(Abt 1252-1282)
Gwenllian ferch Llewelyn ap Gruffudd


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Gwenllian ferch Llewelyn ap Gruffudd

  Research Notes:

From "Dafydd Goch ap Dafydd - His Real Ancestry" by Darrell Wolcott (
"The intentions of King Edward I in 1283 seem clear enough; he was intent on total extermination of the Gwynedd princely family which had long resisted his authority over Wales. When Llewelyn ap Gruffudd was finally killed in Brecon, his brother Dafydd had taken up the fallen crown... [Dafydd's] youngest son, Owain, was taken in his father [in late June 1283]. About a week later, his eldest son Llewelyn was found and both boys were taken to the prison in Bristol. Not finished yet, the king sent the young unmarried daughters of both Llewelyn the Last and Dafydd ap Gruffudd to involuntary seclusion for training as nuns. Gwenllian ferch Llewelyn ap Gruffudd was sent to the Gilbertine nunnery at Sempringham, while the unnamed daughter or daughters of Dafydd ap Grufudd were sent to the priory at Sixhills. This insured they would never bear sons to become a future problem for the crown of England; the family had thus been made extinct."

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