Hugh Nanney of Nannau, Merionethshire
Annes verch Rhys Fychan of Nannau
Ellen Nanney


Family Links

1. John Vaughan of Caer Gai

Ellen Nanney 1 2

  • Born: 1581, Dôlgelly, Merionethshire, Wales
  • Marriage (1): John Vaughan of Caer Gai
  • Died: 1617, Nannau (near Dolgelley), Merionethshire, Wales at age 36

   Another name for Ellen was Elin Nanney.

  Research Notes:

From Welsh Biography Online ( ) :

"The object of the present note is to draw attention to some literary and historical references to the family, and particularly to Rowland Vaughan, in the poems of 'Phylipiaid Ardudwy' (qq.v.) . Rhisiart Phylip , who was 'family bard' at Nannau , near Dolgelley, for a period, wrote an elegy on the death of Annes, daughter of Rhys Fychan, Nannau - she was the wife of Hugh Nanney and grandmother of Rowland Vaughan, who also wrote englynion to her and to his grandfather on the occasion. When Ellen Nanney, Rowland Vaughan's mother, d. in 1617, Rhisiart Phylip wrote an elegy in her memory."

Ellen married John Vaughan of Caer Gai, son of Rowland Vaughan of Caer Gai and Sibyl verch Cadwaladr ap Robert. (John Vaughan of Caer Gai was born in Bala, Merionethshire, Wales and died in 1629.)



2 Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Dictionary of Welsh Biography (National Library of Wales. 2007. Welsh Biography Online. <> ),

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